Blog :: 01-2011

THING 103 - Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings with Betteridge

Betteridge is one of those stores that have been in Greenwich since the beginning and therefore can host events like this without looking like they are just doing it for the publicity.  Of course they want any advertising they can get, though it's not like they need it.  Anyone who has lived here for a decent period of time knows all about it.  There will be a lot of people in attendance that have no interest in actually buying an engagement ring, but are there for a little more history on the town.  The store has been around since 1897 and has a lot of stories to tell.  If you are interested in learning about some more Greenwich history you should check this out.

"Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6 pm - 8 pm

This in-store event, held in conjunction with the Historical Society's current exhibition, From This Day Forward: Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings, will showcase vintage wedding jewelry from Betteridge's estate collection, as well as examples of more contemporary trends in engagement and wedding rings. Humorous and educational presentations will be made by Terry Betteridge (of "Story Barn'" fame), Simon Teakle and Warren Lagerloef. All three are seasoned experts, not only in the fine art of wedding jewelry, but also in the science of long and successful marriages. Wedding photographs and documents from the Historical Society's Archives will also be displayed.Lovers of history, those with an eye for fine craftsmanship and couples of all ages who are ready to take the plunge will enjoy this unique opportunity to learn about jewelry designed to be worn for a lifetime. Guests will receive a copy of Betteridge's new "Handcrafted Engagement Rings" guide.Betteridge117 Greenwich Avenue

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Admission is free but reservations required due to limited space.To reserve please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10 or email assistant@greenwichhistory.org with your name and contact info."

Google Maps for Greenwich 365

I'm tinkering around with adding Google maps to my Greenwich 365 posts.  Take a look at the last one I did. I'm not sure I like it, but it might be nice for everyone to see where everything is.Ultimately I'd like to build my own map of Greenwich, CT, but don't have the time. If you know anyone out thee that would like to help have them email me at scott@elwell.comThanks.[mappress mapid="2"]

THING 102 - 53rd Season Greenwich Symphony Concert 2010 - 2011

I'm not sure who this dude is (Joshua Roman, Cello), but he's shown on the Greenwich Symphony's website for the concerts this weekend (29th and 30th @ 4pm).  For those of you who like classical music you really should look into the Greenwich Symphony. They get incredible reviews and it is not that expensive. For more information check out their website at www.greenwichsym.org[mappress mapid="1"]

THING 101 - LEGOtime! @ the Cos Cob Library

There are very few things in life more fun than Legos.  I'm seriously looking forward to playing with them when my daughter is old enough.

  • Event Type: All Ages
  • Date: 1/31/2011
  • Start Time: 4:00 PM
  • End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Description: Come drop in and create something wonderful with our Legos. We'll photograph your creations before you return them to the bins for the next time. All children 7 years of age and older are welcome. Parents are welcome as well. Smaller children over the age of 3 may come if accompanied by an adult.
  • Library: Cos Cob Library
  • Location: Community Room

THING 100 - Dog Walking on Tod's Point (Greenwich Point Park)

Since this is THING 100 I figured that I should find something really special to do.  For those of you who don't have dogs, this might not seem that cool, but for those of you who do, you really need to head down to Tod's Point (Greenwich Point Park).  The Point is open to dogs through the winter. They are allowed off leash as long as they stay below the high water mark on the beach.  This is a dog's dream. You'll have a blast. I'll be there tomorrow morning.

THING 99 - Movie (End of the Line) at the Audubon

Tonight (Jan 28th) there will be a screening of End of the Line at the Greenwich Audubon.  This is the first major film to address over fishing throughout the world.  There will be a wine and cheese reception from 6pm to 7pm, when the movie starts.  The event costs $15 for those 21 and older and $5 for those under.  They probably don't get too many people saying they are under 21 for a wine and cheese reception. This looks like a really interesting movie. If you have an interest in attending please call (203) 869-5272 Ext. 239 for Jeff or you can email him at jcordulack@audubon.org.

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THING 98 - Root for Cardinals - Greenwich High School Basketball & Hockey

Come see the boys varsity basketball and hockey teams play this weekend. Sorry basketball, I couldn't find a cool logo.

Info:

Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Norwalk - 28th @ 7pm @ GHS Gymnasium

Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Trumbull - 29th @ 7:45pm @ Dorothy Hamill Ice Rink

THING 98 - Root for Cardinals - Greenwich High School Basketball&Hockey

Come see the boys varsity basketball and hockey teams play this weekend. Sorry basketball, I couldn't find a cool logo.Info:Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Norwalk - 28th @ 7pm @ GHS GymnasiumBoys Varsity Hockey vs. Trumbull - 29th @ 7:45pm @ Dorothy Hamill Ice Rink

THING 97 - Summer Fair Expo at Greenwich High School

I'm not sure if the school has a better option, but the large banner location at the intersection of the Post Road and Hillside is a pain.   I've never actually been able to read the banner without adding some risky behavior to my driving.  For the past couple days I've been trying to read what they are talking about to no avail. I'm always looking for things to do for this blog.Anyhow, right now the Greenwich High School is marketing their Summer Fair Expo, which should take place Wednesday night (Thurs if it snows..)  from 6pm to 9pm. This expo showcases over 130 activities for middle and high school students to participate in this coming summer.For more information swing over here: http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=9618