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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax assistance from Feb. 1 to April 14 in the Third Floor Hayton Room at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. Assistance is available by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The program is open to all ages. AARP membership is not required.
To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-548-7710.
The Friends of Greenwich Point is in the middle of an effort to do vine cutting, which is an important part of maintenance of the area, and they are looking for volunteers to come help. Vine cutting is taking place over the course of February and March. Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and 25 and March 23 and 24. Anyone who wants to volunteer their time can bring their own clippers or loppers but the Friends will also have their own on hand that can be used. Volunteers should wear long sleeve shirts, pants and bring work gloves.
Anyone interested in volunteering can email FOGPvolunteer@gmail.com and they will let volunteers know the location for the work.
The deadline for the January property tax payments is Feb. 1. Greenwich residents who received a tax bill for January have to have their payments made or postmarked by the end of that day and any payments received or postmarked after Feb. 1 will be considered delinquent and interest penalties will be added. As a reminder, the Tax Collector’s Department at Town Hall will have extended hours to help people with questions and make payments.The department will be open until 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. More information about town tax payments and paying online is available on the Tax Collector’s website.
Greenwich Hospital has announced a lead gift toward its Adolescent Behavioral Health Outpatient Program from longtime Greenwich residents Richard and Ellen Richman. Through the initiative, the Richmans will match any gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million.
Greenwich Hospital, in partnership with the Greenwich United Way, will open the community’s first mental health program designed for those ages 12 to 18.
The program is slated to be housed at 500 W. Putnam Ave., which also contains Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Center in Greenwich. The opening of the new facility is expected in the summer of 2023.
“The generosity of Richard and Ellen’s gift — a commitment to match $1 million dollars in donations — addresses an acute need within our community and will transform the availability of mental health care and treatments for adolescents,” said Greenwich Hospital President Diane P. Kelly in a written statement. “Our nation is grappling with a mental health epidemic that is hitting our younger population extremely hard. Our clinicians see this every single day at Greenwich Hospital, and it is often heartbreaking. No community is immune, including ours.”
In full partnership with Yale Psychiatry, Greenwich Hospital’s program will include intensive adolescent outpatient services, cognitive-behavioral group interventions and psychotropic medication management. Additionally, an element of the initiative includes research to improve upon the treatment options for young people.
“Greenwich Hospital is our local hospital and we have been waiting for just the right opportunity to make an investment that will truly make an impact,” said Ellen Richman in statement.
“When we learned about the plans to establish an adolescent behavioral health program, we immediately wanted to help make it a reality. Helping to make life-changing resources available to our community’s youth is vital, and we invite our friends and neighbors to join us.”
Those wishing to donate to the Greenwich Hospital Adolescent Behavioral Health Program, and have their contribution doubled, can contact Noël Appel at email@example.com or 203-863-3861.
This will be the last week to view the exhibit “Self, assembled” at the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library which will be on view at the gallery on the 2nd Floor of Greenwich Library until Feb. 1.
The next exhibit to occupy the gallery will be “GLOW,” which opens Feb. 9 and runs until March 22. “GLOW” four abstract artists: Ryan Crotty, Susan Meyer, Linda Kamille Schmidt and Audrey Stone. Their 2D and 3D artworks intersect with themes of color, transparency, process and materiality,” according to information provided by the gallery. “Ambient light plays upon color illuminating artworks that glow, pulsate and float in space.”
For more information on either exhibition, visit https://flinngallery.com