Hey Greenwich! Did You Know ... ?

There are holiday closings and sidewalk sales to put on the calendar.

Today is Monday, July 2, 2012 and it's National Anisette Day. And even better, July is National Hot Dog Month. What's your favorite hot dog? Tell us in the comments section.

Today's birthdays:

  • "Armageddon" actress, daughter of rocker Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler is 35.
  • Award-winning rapper of "Get Ur Freak On," Missy Elliott is 41.
  • "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is 45.
  • Former "Saturday Night Live" star and "Blues Brother" Dan Ackroyd is 60.
  • French actress Genevieve Bujold of "Anne of the Thousand Days" fame is 70/
  • Dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp is 71.
  • Jean Marsh, who played Rose, the maid, on "Upstairs Downstairs," is 78.

This Day in History:

In 1937, the Lockheed aircraft carrying American aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan is reported missing near Howland Island in the Pacific.

In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

In 1992, the 1 millionth Corvette, a white LT1 roadster with a red interior and a black roof—the same colors as the original 1953 model—rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green, KY.

Things you should know:

Mark the calendar—Sidewalk Sales Days Are Coming

are scheduled for Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, along Greenwich Avenue and the nearby streets in downtown Greenwich.

There will be face painting and balloon art for children, along with live music and ballroom dancing, to entertain shoppers and their families as they find bargains and discounts downtown.

Holiday closings

For your planning purposes, here's a roundup of holiday closings for Wednesday, July 4th:

  • Town Hall: all offices closed.
  • Greenwich Public Library (including Byram and Cos Cob branches): Closed.
  • Perrot Memorial Library: closed.
  • Holly Hill Transfer Station: closed.
  • Greenwich Post Office: closed.
  • Banks: closed.
  • State Department of Motor Vehicles: closed.

You will be able to buy beach passes at both the and centers.

Fourth of July Celebration:

The annual flag-raising of the first American flag is set for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4th, in front of Town Hall. There will be a parade of the 13 colonial flags, along with a salute to Greenwich patriots who gave their lives defending their homes and Greenwich in the Revolutionary War.


Reader's Choice Polls:

Hey Greenwich, where do you go to satisfy your hankering for seafood? If you're in the  mood for some fried clams, or a succulent lobster roll or some oysters on the half shell, what's your favorite seafood joint?

There aren't any municipal meetings planned for today.


Greenwich Community Television

If you prefer the clicker instead of being there or want to catch up on a Greenwich meeting you missed, there's Greenwich Community Television (GCTV) on either Fios Channel 24 or Cablevision's Channel 79.

11:00 am Retired Men's Association presents Steve Senson, WCBS Radio 3:50 pm Board of Selectmen Meeting, June 21, 2012 5:00 pm The Retired Men's Association presents Dr. Michael A. Bernstein on Lung Cancer Screening and Research 6:00 pm The Orphaned Jewels of Greenwich 6:15 pm Preserving the Nature of our Community 6:30 pm BET - Mill Rate Meeting 8:30 pm Board of Estimate & Taxation Meeting, June, 2012 10:00 pm Board of Selectmen Meeting, June 21, 2012

And if you prefer the movies:

Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Monday, July 02, 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R)
Keira Knightley, Steve Carell
94 minutes
Trailer 12:10, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Your Sister's Sister (R)
Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt
90 minutes
Trailer 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
93 minutes
Trailer 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 7:00, 9:15


Sources: history.com; famousbirthdays.com


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