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From presidents to movie New Haven native; Tony stars to sports legends, Award-winning Broadway here's a recap of the year in star Wilson Germaine celebrity news in Greenwich, Heredia; NBC “Today” Stamford and beyond. co-host Craig Melvin and

American fashion designer his wife, FOX Sports host Christian Siriano was Lindsay Czarniak, who seen having dinner at Viva live in Westport; co-anchor Zapata Mexican Restaurant of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in Westport. and “Sunday Today” anchor

Siriano, a Westport resident, Willie Geist; and MLB Hall also opened The Collective of Famer Ron Darling, who West at 940 Post lives in Rowayton with his Road E. in Westport. Seen at wife Joanna. the grand opening were Darling was also seen actresses Debra Messing, buying cupcakes at Forever Laura Linney and Katie Sweet Bakery in Norwalk. Holmes as well as Canadian Melvin and Czarniak supermodel Coco Rocha. were also seen dining at chef Brian Lewis‘ restaurant

Rick Pitino, head basketball The Cottage in Greenwich. coach for the Iona Lewis also appeared on the Gaels at Iona College was “Today” show before seen dining at Tony's at the J Christmas preparing a Linzer House. Other celebritie­s Torte with Melvin. also dropped by the Riverside Greenwich resident and establishm­ent: NBC TV producer, “Good Morning sportscast­er and primetime America” co-host Lara host of this year's Spencer shopped at Zara Olympics Mike Tirico and on Greenwich Avenue. NBC Sports thoroughbr­ed Greenwich resident and racing analyst and retired ESPN sports anchor Hannah Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Storm was seen shopping Bailey; hockey great and at the Fjord Fish Market Greenwich resident Mark in Cos Cob.

Messier; NBA star and Storm also dined at Michelin-starred Utah Jazz point guard Donovan Chef JeanGeorge­s Mitchell, a Greenwich Vongericht­en's Country Day School latest venture, Happy Monkey, graduate; former Canadian at 376 Greenwich Ave. NHL player Stéphane Matteau; Also seen there were Stewart, Brent Montgomery, Judge Judy Sheindlin, CEO of Wheelhouse in Spencer, Camerota, former Stamford; and NBA star NBA star and Greenwich Nerlens Noel, formerly of resident Allan Houston the New York Knicks and and his wife Tamara; 710 now the Detroit Pistons. WOR radio host Mark

“Breaking Bad” stars Simone aka “Mr. New Bryan Cranston and Aaron York;” and Gary “Baba Paul partied with customers Booey” Dell'Abate, executive at Bistro V on producer of “The Greenwich Avenue. Howard Stern Show.”

Director Ron Howard Newsmax TV anchor and and his wife, author Cheryl WABC radio host Greg Howard, Greenwich residents, Kelly and his wife Judith dined al fresco at were seen celebratin­g his Eastend on Greenwich birthday at Valbella restaurant Avenue. in Riverside with Simone.

Actors Scott Foley and Also seen dining at Marika Dominczyk, who the popular Italian eatery are married and live in that evening was “Mad Westport, dined at Gabriele's Dog” Russo and his family. of Westport. Other Greenwich residents diners at that restaurant Judge Judy Sheindlin and include ESPN analyst and Judge Jerry Sheindlin former NFL quarterbac­k were seen dining at Pasta Dan Orlovsky; ESPN Radio's Vera on Greenwich Avenue. “GameDay” hosts The Sheindlins also dined Jordan and Shae Cornette; out at La Cremailler­e in New Canaan resident Bedford, N.Y. and Sirius XM radio host Indra Nooyi, former Mike “Mad Dog” Russo; CEO of PepsiCo who now actor and Fairfield native serves on the board of Amazon, Michael Weatherly; broadcast dined at Ruby & Bella journalist and Westport on Greenwich Avenue. resident Alisyn Camerota; British actress Emily Westport resident and Blunt and her husband, crooner Michael Bolton; actor John Krasinski, were former White House Director seen dining with their of Communicat­ions daughters at the The Inn at Anthony Scaramucci; Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges

in nearby Pound Ridge, N.Y.

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon and his wife, singer/ songwriter Edie Brickell sold their New Canaan Georgian mansion for $10.8 million to former Pound Ridge, N.Y. resident and actor Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra who also purchased a home in North Salem, N.Y. last year.

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart was seen in Westport at the "Giant Tent Sale" at Furniture on Consignmen­t II owned by her friend Jim Klinko. Klinko also went to “The Great American Tag Sale with Martha Stewart” at her estate in Bedford, N.Y.

Stewart also celebrated the opening of her new restaurant, The Bedford by Martha Stewart, at the Paris Las Vegas in Nevada.

Facebook CEO and White Plains native Mark Zuckerberg dined with executives at Le Penguin on Lewis Street in Greenwich.

CBS News' “60 Minutes” Emmy Award-winning executive producer and Greenwich resident Bill Owens served as the 2022 commenceme­nt speaker at Greenwich High School. Owens' son and daughter are 2020 and 2021 GHS graduates.

French celebrity stylist Frederic Fekkai was seen at CAVE gentlemen's salon on Greenwich Avenue, where he visited the salon's owner Paulo Lanfredi.

Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon, his wife Luciana and their children were seen having dinner at Truck in Bedford, N.Y. The actor and his wife purchased an $8.5 million estate on Clinton Road in Bedford Hills, N.Y. last June.

TV screenwrit­er Shonda Rhimes purchased a $15.17 million mansion in Westport. The 52-year-old known for the TV medical drama “Grey's Anatomy” bought the home from

Doug and Melissa Bernstein, founders of the Melissa & Doug toy company.

James O'Donnell, the director of music at Westminste­r Abbey performed at Christ Church Greenwich at a celebratio­n concert of the church's recently installed Harrison & Harrison organ.

Greenwich resident John J. Filippelli, president of production and programmin­g and executive producer of the YES Network, was awarded the “Slugger Award” for his work as a “heavy hitter” at Aaron Judge's ALL RISE Foundation Gala at Cipriani in New York City.

Actress and model Leyna Bloom was seen shopping at The Marketplac­e by Fofie & Mia on Mill Street in Greenwich.

Norwalk native and NBA Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy, currently a member of the Houston Rockets' AT&T SportsNet TV broadcast team, was seen at Joe's 507 Café in Norwalk.

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were seen dining at Basso56 on King Street in Chappaqua, N.Y., the town where they live.

“Jersey Shore” stars Vinny Guadagnino, Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino were spotted shooting a scene lat The Wheel restaurant at The Village in Stamford.

Former NBA star and Greenwich resident Isiah Thomas was seen playing a round of golf and dining outside at the Cobber North at the Griffith E. Memorial Golf Course on King Street in Greenwich. Former New York Yankees center fielder and musician Bernie Williams, a Westcheste­r County, N.Y. resident, was also seen dining at Caren St. Phillip's restaurant.

Actor Bradley Cooper filmed scenes for the Netflix movie “Maestro” at a private home on Dunham Road in


Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, formerly of the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hung out at Cisco Brewers at The Village in Stamford's South End with former teammates Niko Koutouvide­s and Shane Vereen. They were in town to participat­e in the NFL Alumni Associatio­n CT Chapter's Charity Golf Classic at the Country Club of Darien. Later in the day, the popular rock band Green Eyed Lady performed on the Brewers' rooftop and met up with “Gronk” for a photo.

Former heavyweigh­t champion “Iron Mike” Tyson stopped by Lobalbo Brothers Auto Body in Stamford to say hello to his friends, brothers Sal and Al Lobalbo.

Actor and Scarsdale native Noah Schnapp, star of the Netflix horror series “Stranger Things,” was seen at Gofer Ice Cream in Greenwich.

TikTok star and comedian Samantha Ramsdell ,a Stamford resident who broke a Guinness World Record for being the woman with the largest mouth, was seen dining at MIKU Sushi Bar and Restaurant on Greenwich Avenue.

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, founding member of Run-D.M.C., delivered the commenceme­nt address to the 90 graduates of the Class of 2022 at Greens Farms Academy in Westport.

Boston Celtics majority owner Wyc Grousbeck ,a Greenwich resident, was seen having dinner at Terra Ristorante Italiano on Greenwich Avenue.

Actress, comedian, author and producer Alexandra “Ali” Wentworth appeared at a book signing at The Village in Stamford.

Actor Kevin Pollak, known for his roles in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “A Few Good Men,” visited Stew Leonard's in Norwalk to promote the

Pizza Cupcake, a new product the store has been selling and in which Pollak is an investor.

Former “Today” show co-host and longtime Riverside resident Kathie Lee Gifford served as master of ceremonies at Greenwich Hospital's annual fundraisin­g benefit honoring private practition­er and former GH chief resident Dr. James A. Brunetti, a Greenwich native; Arthur C. Martinez, former chairman of the hospital's Board of Trustees and former chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co.; and Greenwich Hospital fundraisin­g volunteer Elizabeth Martinez.

Gov. Ned Lamont , DGreenwich, dined at The Lion Brasserie in Greenwich.

Actor Peter Bergman, best known for his roles on the popular soap operas “All My Children” and “The Young and the Restless,” was seen grocery shopping at Stop & Shop in Greenwich

Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano was seen giving an impromptu figure skating lesson to Jonny Moseley, an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing, at the rink at Chelsea Piers in Stamford during a break from broadcasti­ng the Olympics from the NBC Sports studios in Stamford. Mosely and Ashley Wagner, who won bronze in the team skating event at the Sochi Olympics, were also seen practicing a dance sequence for NBC Sports' “Olympic Ice” show.

Fox News legal analyst and commentato­r Gregg Jarrett was seen shopping on Greenwich Avenue after Christmas with his wife and daughter.

The Greenwich Internatio­nal Film Festival awarded Lin-Manuel Miranda its highest honor at a private event in Greenwich after the award-winning creator of the famous musical “Hamilton” had to cancel his appearance at the festival's annual gala. However, his father, Luis Miranda, “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, “Today” co-host Jenna Bush Hager, Jessica Darrow, who voiced the character of Luisa Madrigal in the Oscar-winning “Encanto,” Warren Egypt Franklin and Renee Elise Goldsberry, who originated the role of Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton,” did attend the original gala.

Bush Hager was also seen having lunch at L'escale restaurant in Greenwich.

Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski reportedly stayed at the Delamar on Steamboat Road in Greenwich while covering the Beijing Olympics for NBC Sports.

 ?? Craig Barritt / Getty Images ?? Debra Messing and Christian Siriano take a selfie at the opening of his store, THE COLLECTIVE WEST, on July 12 in Westport.
Craig Barritt / Getty Images Debra Messing and Christian Siriano take a selfie at the opening of his store, THE COLLECTIVE WEST, on July 12 in Westport.
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