Former NY Yankee Bucky Dent calls Stamford doctor as birthday surprise

Former NY Yankee Bucky Dent calls Stamford doctor as birthday surprise



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dr. Leo Donovan of Stamford celebrated his 80th birthday at Tony’s at the J House in Riverside last Saturday night with his former colleagues dr. Lou Tufano or Hamden and dr. Jay Berkowitz or Milford. All three friends were co-workers at the Franklin S. Dubois Center in Stamford. While at dinner, Donovan, an avid Red Sox fan, got a surprise call from former New York Yankees MVP and manager Bucky Dent apologizing for his tie-breaking home run against the Sox at the end of the 1978 season.

Out there… Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, a former member of Team USA Gymnastics, visited Camp Simmons in Greenwich on Tuesday as part of KPMG’s Community Impact Day and Family For Literacy program. Hernandez, the program’s learning and literacy ambassador, read her children’s book, “She’s Got This,” to the campers. The book chronicles the story of Zoe, a little girl who wants to follow in the footsteps of a gymnast she saw on TV. KPMG’s Family For Literacy program, founded in 2008, is partnered with First Book, a nonprofit that supports education, basic needs and wellness for children. To date, KPMG has given out 6 million books to children in need.

Scene… Greenwich resident and ESPN sports anchor Hannah Storm was seen shopping at the Fjord Fish Market in Cos Cob on Wednesday. Storm’s annual Celebrity Waiter Night to benefit children with debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks takes place on Oct. 25 at The Village in Stamford.

Scene… 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 last week.

Out there… Greenwich Historical Society’s Picnic in the Park takes place on Aug. 14, at Bruce Park from noon to 4 pm The event, part of its Discover Greenwich series, highlights beautiful and historic parks throughout our community. It offers a self-guided tour app, and a printed guide. For more info and to reserve a picnic basket, go to www.greenwichhistory.org.

Out there… Grammy Award-winning band the Baha Men known for its hit “Who Let The Dogs Out” will be performing at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk on Aug. 13 at 8 pm For tickets and more info, go to www.wallstreettheater.com.

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

s Vincent van Gogh

And that’s all for now.

Later…

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