Glenville Volunteer Fire Company in remembrance of September 11 on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the attacks

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The Glenville Volunteer Fire Company will continue its annual tradition of holding a memorial service in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as the sacrifices of the first responders who rushed to Ground Zero to help.

This year’s ceremony will take place on September 10, starting at 6 p.m., outside the fire hall at 266 Glenville Road. Firefighters usually hold their ceremony on the evening of September 11, but they’ve made a change this year, which marks the 20 anniversary of the deadly attacks.

A piece of steel from the World Trade Center was placed at the fire station and made into a memorial to those who were killed that day.


The ceremony will reward the 33 people linked to Greenwich who were killed as well as all first responders.

“It is important for us to do this because Greenwich has been so affected” by the September 11 attacks and their aftermath, said Frank Napolitano, a member of the fire company.

“It’s a personal thing. And in Glenville, we were sent to give mutual aid to Westchester to contribute, ”he said. “Whatever the year, we have a remarkable participation rate at this ceremony. There is great interest in the community. It is a very sincere ceremony.

The ceremony is open to the public. Municipal authorities are also expected.

Another memorial service is scheduled for Cos Cob Park, which is the site of the city’s memorial, starting at 8:46 a.m. on September 11.

Riverside

Work is complete on the first area of ​​the Old Greenwich Mainline Replacement Project, and construction has started on Work Area 2, the Public Works Department said.

A temporary road closure is now in place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays on Oval Avenue between Terrace Avenue and Summit Avenue to allow for construction.

The shutdown will last three to four weeks, the DPW estimated. But there might be some delays due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

“The Public Works Department recommends that residents give themselves extra time when traveling and stay alert for signage and posted detours,” DPW said in a statement Friday. “For the safety of workers, please stay alert, slow down and select alternative routes.”

Updates from the project will be posted on social media at @GreenwichPublicWorks and www.greenwichct.gov/1394/Old-Greenwich-Common-Force-Main-Replacem.

This is a “critical project that will improve the longevity and reliability of the most critical sewer main in the City of Greenwich sewer system,” said DPW.

This section of the Old Greenwich Common Discharge Line carries pressurized wastewater from the Old Greenwich Pumping Station, which is the city’s largest sewer pumping station. The project has six sections of work area, starting in the west and progressing to the east.

The city expects to complete construction in all six sections of the work area by December.

Downtown

The auto show scheduled for Saturday at City Hall has been postponed to Sunday due to stormy weather forecasts.

To benefit the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund, the auto show will now be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in front of City Hall.

Admission is free to the show, which will feature classic cars as well as vintage cars, custom designs, and exotic cars. There will also be motorcycles, vintage fire trucks and military vehicles.

The show raises funds for the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to the children of active GPD officers for their undergraduate studies.

In addition to the cars on display, the family event will feature a DJ, food trucks, a 50/50 design and more.

The show was delayed until Sunday due to the threat of rain on Saturday.

A food drive will also be organized as part of the motor show. GPD collects food items for Neighbor to Neighbor, the local non-profit pantry that has seen high demand for its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pantry needs donations of canned tuna, canned chicken and ham, canned chili and canned pasta with meat, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly , grains and any form of cooking oil.

Old Greenwich

Greenwich’s First Congregational Church will hold a special service on September 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The outdoor prayer service and memorial will be held on the lawn of Old Greenwich Church from 10 a.m. on September 11. Patrick Collins, the senior pastor of the church.

Collins will also dedicate a flowering tree outside the church. The tree, which was donated by Gro Pro Landscaping, will be a tribute to the memory of the people of Greenwich who were killed in the attacks.

“At the south pool at the 9/11 memorial site stands a lone tree known as the Survivors Tree because it was the only thing in this world that survived the Ground Zero attacks,” said Collins. “The tree is a symbol of hope, resilience and renewal in the face of tragedy. We hope that the tree we dedicate in honor of the residents who lost their lives will remain for years to come and serve as a symbol of hope and unity, as well as remind us of the resilient spirit that is at our heart. from all of us.”

He also noted how “amid the country’s sadness, sorrow and pain” after the attacks, “the nation and the world community have come together in a way rarely seen.”

“We hope this time of prayer and remembrance will appropriately honor the lives lost and help rekindle some of that unifying spirit that brings joy, love and beauty to this creation we call home,” said Collins.

The public is invited to attend the service at the church, which is located at 108 Sound Beach Ave. across from Binney Park.

Greenwich Center

The singers are invited to audition for the Greenwich Choral Society in September.

Sopranos, violas, basses and tenors are all invited to schedule an audition. The Choral Society said they are particularly looking for tenors.

The company is looking for singers from across Fairfield County and Westchester County, NY

Hearings are scheduled for 10 a.m. on September 11 and September 18 and 6 p.m. on September 13, 14 and 21. To give it a try, contact Bill Fulton at 203-322-2990 or [email protected] to schedule a date and time.

The Choral Society plans to perform at holiday concerts in December and celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a concert of his choral, operational and instrumental pieces in March 2022. It will also host a concert in May 2022 focusing on the music of ” the other “. Americas including Bobbi Fisher’s Missa Latina with folk music from South America and beyond.

For more information, visit www.GreenwichChoralSociety.org.

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