Today is Thursday, June 28, 2012 and it's National Tapioca Day.
- "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler who became a country singing star is 26.
- Soap opera star Steve Burton is 42.
- Actor John Cusack is 46.
- Actress Kathy Bates is 64.
- Comic director Mel Brooks of "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers" fame, is 86.
This day in history:
In 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assembled the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year.
In 1919, future President Harry S. Truman married his longtime Missourian sweetheart, Bess. When the two met, Truman told a friend that she had the "most beautiful golden curls and blue eyes" and that she was the "one girl in the world" for him.
In 2006, DaimlerChrysler chairman Dieter Zetsche announced that the company's urban-focused Smart brand--already popular in Europe--will come to the United States in early 2008. Smart--an acronym for Swatch Mercedes ART--began as a joint venture between Swatch, the company known for its colorful and trendy plastic watches, and the German automaker Mercedes-Benz.
Things you should know:
Plan ahead for Greenwich fireworks
For the seventh consecutive year, the Town will present displays at and . Both displays are scheduled for Saturday, July 7, with a rain date of Sunday, July 8. Both shows will begin at dusk and town officials are strongly recommending attendees arrive early.
Anyone wishing to attend the Greenwich Point display must remember that the rules for Greenwich Point access will be the same as usual on the day of the fireworks. The Point will be closed when the maximum number of cars for the available parking spaces has been achieved. Greenwich Point will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8:30 pm, even if the parking capacity has not been reached. Cooperation with the Police will be needed. Tailgating will not be permitted in Greenwich Point’s Parking Lots during and after the display. Cooking is allowed only in regularly designated picnic areas and at Town owned grills. Glassware is not permitted on or within 200 feet of the beach and swimming will not be allowed after sunset. Dogs are not allowed in Greenwich Point Park. Greenwich Point will be closed immediately following the conclusion of the display. As always, spectators are urged to car pool, plan ahead and be patient. Measures will again be taken by Town Safety personnel to provide expert medical coverage, a comfortable environment, and safe and efficient exit from Greenwich Point after the fireworks. These measures will include: a managed parking and traffic flow plan, assistance from G.E.M.S. with medical coverage, and portable lighting at strategic locations around Greenwich Point. Spectators are urged to bring a flashlight and leaving the Point on bicycles is not advisable, especially for children.
Spectators at Greenwich Point will be entertained by a disc jockey stationed near the South Concession area starting at 7:00 pm. The fireworks display will be fired from the corner of Greenwich Point (Bluff Point), well beyond the South Concession Stand. A limited area of the Point will be restricted from public use on the day of the fireworks. This restriction will be enforced. People interested in walking the Point will find a path detour in the Bluff Point Area of the Park. There will be many areas at Greenwich Point, including the main beach, which will offer exciting views of the dazzling colors that fill the sky. Spectators in boats will enjoy great views from Long Island Sound around the Point.
The Binney Park display will feature the Sound Beach Community Band. They will begin performing at 7:30 pm. They will be located on the Showmobile and this year in the area of Binney Park near the flag pole near Sound Beach Avenue. In addition, grills, cooking and open fires will be prohibited in Binney Park. Pets should never be brought to any fireworks display.
Honor rolls announced
already was a week ago, but not to be forgotten is all of the students' hard work.
The school has released its honor and high honors rolls, which can be seen in the attached PDFs.
Readers' Choice Polls:
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We will take nominations through July 9; voting begins July 23.
Meetings at Greenwich Town Hall:08:00 AM Retirement Board
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 79.5:00 am BET Budget Committee Meeting , May, 2012 3:30 pm Einstein, Franklin, and the Role of Creativity in Today's World 4:35 pm My Hometown Hero: Benedict Arnold 4:45 pm Boss Tweed and Greenwich 5:00 pm The Greenwich Symphony presents The Young People's Concert 6:00 pm The Cos Cob Story 6:30 pm Board of Selectmen Meeting, June 21, 2012 7:30 pm Board of Estimate & Taxation Meeting, June, 2012 9:00 pm Slaves in the Attic: Panel Discussion at Greenwich Historical Society
And if you prefer the movies:Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Thursday, June 28, 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R)
Keira Knightley, Steve Carell
Trailer 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:30
Your Sister's Sister (R)
Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt
Trailer 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
Trailer 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40