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Famed Yankees spotted dining at the JHouse

March 30, 2019

Scene… Former New York Yankee and five-time World Series champion Paul O’Neill was seen having dinner at Tony’s at the JHouse on East Putnam Avenue in Riverside last Thursday night. And then on Friday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone dropped by, too.

Out there… The Greenwich Library’s café reopened in the lower-level space on Friday. Owner Kevin Allmashy and his team, including Greenwich’s own Lou Ambrogio, are offering patrons a new menu with an array of choices, including bagels, muffins, sandwiches, soup, yogurt, coffee and beverages at affordable prices. Allmashy, who operates the Executive Corner Deli and Catering on Mill Street in Byram, also runs the concession at the municipal pool at Byram Park. The library café is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Scene… Admission is free at the Greenwich Boat Show, which takes place at the Greenwich Water Club on River Road in Cos Cob from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 and April 7. It will feature an array of boats and yachts from 21 dealers, representing 51 boat manufacturers. Boating fans will be able to test high-end luxury vessels out on Long Island Sound, including vessels from Fairline, Monte Carlo Yachts, Chris Craft, Sabre, Southport Boats, Grand Turismo and Beneteau. Also on display will be some of the best sport fishing and cruising vessels, including Grady White and Sea Ray, and high-powered speedboats by Donzi. Lamborghinis from Manhattan Motors will also be on display. For more info, go to www.Greenwichboatshow.com.

Out there… Doppio Italian restaurant and Putnam & Vine, a Wine & Spirits shop on East Elm Street in Greenwich, hosted a donor appreciation event at Doppio last Thursday evening with fine wines and tasty food samplings to benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut. For more info and to donate, go to ct.wish.org or call 203-261-9044.

Out there… Hobbs London at 243 Greenwich Ave. is hosting a shopping event to benefit the Inner-City Foundation for Charity and Education from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2. The event will offer patrons a selection of coffee and bites along with 25% off spring and summer styles. For additional info, contact Heather.Lane@hobbs.co.uk or call 203-439-3816.

Scene… The15th annual Focus on French Cinema film festival opens on Friday, April 26, with the U.S. premiere of the French thriller “The Mystery of Henri Pick” (”Le Mystère Henri Pick”), which was directed by Rémi Benzançon. The five-day festival produced by the Alliance Française of Greenwich runs through April 30 in Greenwich, Stamford and New York City. More than a dozen new French language films will be showcased at the festival. The opening night gala on April 26 will be hosted by Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and L’Académie Culinaire de France at the Greenwich Arts Council. The closing night event will be at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York City on April 30. For more info and tickets, go to www.focusonfrenchcinema.com or call festival chair Renée Amory Ketcham at 203-253-7632

Scene… Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers will be performing live in concert at The Palace theater on Atlantic Street in Stamford at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Kristofferson has acted in over 70 films, winning a Golden Globe for best actor in “A Star Is Born,” in which he starred with Barbra Streisand. Along with being part of the Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, he has written a slew of popular songs, including “Me and Bobbie Magee,” “For The Good Times,” “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” the song that put him in the limelight when Johnny Cash first recorded it. Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award. For more info and tickets, call 203-325-4466 or go to www.palacestamford.org.

And that’s all for now.

Later…

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