Today is Friday, April 13, 2012 and it's National Peach Cobbler Day.
This day in history:
On April 13, 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, GA. It was Woods' first victory in one of golf's four major championships–the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship, and the Masters–and the greatest performance by a professional golfer in more than a century.
And actor Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as a construction worker in the film "Lilies of the Field."
Need a reason to get outdoors?
The Greenwich Great Outdoor Challenge 2012 has begun. The program took its inspiration from the Connecticut DEEP No Child Left Inside initiative and is a combination of the state Great Park Pursuit and the National Park passport program. All Greenwich families have to do is download their "passport" for various outdoor activities planned throughout town between now and next fall.
When families participate, they have their passport stamped at the event and once they've collected 10 stamps, the family will receive free admittance to the 's annual Hawk Watch Festival in early October. There are plenty of activities this weekend designed for children and their families to enjoy healthy, active, outdoor programs - including events at the today, and the and the annual Kite Flying contest tomorrow.
To download a passport with all of the details, click here.
Social Services Intern Wins Award for Greenwich Project
Clara Loeffel, a 2011 intern with Greenwich , recognized a need for the town's senior citizens and disabled and she was determined that these residents wouldn't be left behind.
During her six-month internship, Loeffel, a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Social Work at NYU, working with the Town Social Services Department staff identified the critical issue of senior citizens and the disabled who need court appointed conservators to help in organizing their finances and other personal affairs. There is a chronic shortage of conservators, typically local attorneys, appointed by the Probate Court to assist those seniors and disabled who cannot afford a lawyer to manage their affairs.
For her efforts, she has received the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Social Work from New York University’s Silver School for Social Work. The award recognizes her success in organizing a Conservator Panel to assist and support conservators.
Loeffel's dedication to helping this segment of the town's population is evident by the fact that while she has moved on to an internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she continues with her participation on the Conservator Committee as it operates with strong support from Judge Hopper of the Probate Court.
In a statement, Social Services Commissioner Alan Barry said, "We at the Department of Social Services which sponsored Clara’s internship are delighted with her contribution to serving our citizens. We wish her all success in her career.”
If you need these services of the Conservator Committee, or know of someone who does, call Tina Corlett at (203) 622-3744.
If you prefer the clicker ...
Then check out Greenwich government and organizations with (Cablevision Channel 79 or FiOs channel 24.5:30 AM Representative Town Meeting, April, 2012 10:55 AM Answers About Single Stream Recycling 11:00 AM RMA presents the The Hon. David M. Walker, Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former Comptroller General of the United States 5:00 PM Greenwich Retired Men's Association Presents Missy Wolfe on the Origins of Greenwich and her Book 'An Insubordinate Spirit' 6:00 PM Board of Estimate & Taxation Meeting, March, 2012 7:15 PM United Way Legislative Breakfast 8:50 PM Board of Selectmen Meeting, April 5, 2012
There aren't any "live" meetings scheduled for today.