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Greenwich Food and Wine Festival Whets Appetites

Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Greenwich Food and Wine Festival, slated for Oct. 4 through 6. This three day feast fest is a celebration of almost Dionysian proportions. But all this food and fun happens for a good and very charitable reason. "The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp brought an enormous amount of support to the table,” says Unger of the festival’s fundraising beneficiary, founded by the late Paul Newman. “And the work they do [with kids] is just incredible. Working with them on this festival has been truly a pleasure.”

At Hole in the Wall Camp, Families are Formed

Tesi'ah, 15, was in cheerleading practice when her cell phone started ringing repeatedly. She tried to concentrate on her cheers, but she couldn't stop looking at her phone, which was on the ground next to her. It lit up over and over again. It was her best friend, Dannielle, also 15. The two had met at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, where they attended summer camp for children with sickle cell anemia. The girls, who each have the inherited blood disorder that affects primarily African-Americans, later discovered they lived a short distance from one another, and their friendship grew.

Jason Caron, Carri Wood True to their Roots

EAST FALMOUTH – While Monday's heavy rain washed out play at The Golf Club of Cape Cod, the Caron-Wood Charity Classic was still a victory for the tournament and the charities it supports. In its brief five-year history, the event has raised more than $150,000, awarded in the form of scholarships to local graduates, donations to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Bruins Foundation and the Cape Cod Junior Golf Association.

Newman's Question and a Camp's Resounding Answer

HARTFORD, Conn.-- At first, he panicked. “What if no one shows?” he asked out loud to no one in particular. “We built this for the kids, and what if they don’t come?” Actor-turned-philanthropist Paul Newman, whose visionary mind had just opened the doors in Ashford, Conn., to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for kids with life-threatening illnesses, seemingly had reason for concern. The fact was, Newman’s vision was slow out of the gate. But that was 25 years ago.

AngelRide: Cyclists Keep Pedaling for Kids

An avid cyclist, Dave King, looks for any excuse to ride. However, the Old Saybrook resident had a special reason to get his bike out this past Memorial Day weekend. For the second year in a row, King took part in AngelRide, a two-day bicycle ride across Connecticut. The ride begins in Norfolk, Connecticut’s Northwest corner, where teams bike 85 miles to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT, founded in 1988 by actor Paul Newman to serve children with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other life-threatening illnesses.