Photo credit: Greenwich Community Projects Fund
Greetings friends and neighbors
I’d like to wish all our Town employees, volunteers, and residents a very happy Thanksgiving. We have an awful lot to be thankful for here in Town and a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Thanks for all you do, God bless, and enjoy the holiday.
Help Spread Light and Joy this Holiday Season
A dazzling display of Holiday lights will once again illuminate the Greenwich business district, and Cos Cob this season thanks to the Greenwich Community Projects Fund. The effort is all privately funded and we need your support. The Greenwich Community Projects Fund raises money to support community-focused projects in the Town of Greenwich, including the Cos Cob Park 9/11 Memorial, and Greenwich Holiday Lights. Please visit www.gwchavenue.org to donate now.
GEMS is bringing Holiday Cheer to the Town of Greenwich residents this year! Santa will visit your home in a decorated holiday ambulance and deliver your gift on December 9th, 10th, 16th, or 17th between 4-8:00 pm. Register now on Sign Up Genius or visit the GEMS homepage at www.greenwichems.org.
Last Chance to Take the Skating Rink Survey
Our survey ends this Sunday, November 27th! Please provide feedback regarding the placement and future use of the new Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink anonymously through our quick 5-minute online survey. Take the survey now.
US Route 1 Bridge Replacement Project Update
Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has provided the Town of Greenwich with an updated timeline for the US Route 1 bridge replacement project over Greenwich Creek. Due to the completion of the final design and the permitting process, there is a 12 month delay for the project. Utility construction is now scheduled for next fall (2023) and major construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2024.
Forgotten: Greenwich in the 1700’s
Partnering with the Horseneck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Greenwich Library welcomes Missy Wolfe, an avid historical researcher who has spent well over a decade researching and writing about Greenwich History. This popular historian will discuss her new two-volume set, The Great Ledger: Records of the Town of Greenwich.
Refreshments will be available during a meet & greet with Missy (6:30-7:00 pm). Her presentation will start at 7:00 PM, followed by a Q&A. Wolfe will be selling copies of Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich and Insubordinate Spirit by cash or check only.
UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS
14th Annual Reindeer Festival
Santa and his three LIVE reindeer are returning to Greenwich for the 14th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop, "The North Pole on North Street" from November 25 to December 24, 2022. Visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also enjoy the new Santa's Workshop, which provides more space for families while they wait in line for their photo with Santa. The festival is located at 101 North Street at Sam Bridge Nurseries and parking is free: https://www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com/
Greenwich Historical Society Holiday Events
Celebrate the holidays with the Greenwich Historical Society from December 1-17. Events include the annual Winter Festival Market at Christ Church starting December 1st where you will find thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list, Christmas tours of the Bush Holley House, a holiday puppet show, a wreath-making workshop, and Festival of Tabletop Trees. Find out more at www.greenwichhistory.org.
First Light in Old Greenwich
Old Greenwich Merchants invite you to celebrate the holiday season in Old Greenwich on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 5-8:00 pm. First Light is a free event sponsored by the Old Greenwich Merchants Association with lights, entertainment, and Santa! For details about this annual event, visit www.ogmerchants.com.
Chanukah Celebration on Greenwich Avenue
Chabad of Greenwich welcomes families and friends to the annual Channukah Celebration on Sunday, December 18, 2022. The Menorah Car Parade kicks off from Cos Cob School at 4:00 pm, and continues down East Putnam Avenue to Greenwich Avenue, ending at Arch Street for the grand menorah lighting and gelt drop at 5:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to stay for the Chanukah Concert and glow party with singer Mordechai Levowitz after the menorah is lit.
If you'd like to participate in the concert or menorah parade, please register at www.chabadgreenwich.org.
Local COVID Update
Greenwich Hospital reports today that they are currently caring for thirteen (13) patients with COVID. One is on a mechanical ventilator. The Yale New Haven Health System is caring for 139 COVID positive patients system-wide. More Covid-19 data is available from the Greenwich Health Department on the Town website.
Family Centers offers weekly vaccines and testing at Wilbur Peck Court, and the Connecticut Department of Health provides public mobile vaccine clinics.
FIND YOUR BEST FOREVER FRIEND
Meet Abbey: Abbey is a super sweet & playful puppy who would love a home with another dog to romp around with! She's working on potty & crate training and will make a wonderful addition to a family looking for a really loving, happy girl! Abbey can also likely live with cats as long as they're used to having a really friendly doggy pal around. We think Abbey is a lab mix, and she will likely be around 50lb when full grown. Find out more about Abbey and see more pics.
Stay safe and all the best,