1. August. Withering and wilting gardens, at once slow but rushing summer days fading into September... I’m just not feeling August so much this year. Oh sorry, I'm supposed to be talking weather. Warm (85 or so), partly cloudy, sight change of a shower, increasing humidity (there it is again) but a nice night with a very clear sky punctuated by stars, planets and a waning crescent moon.
2. Montville’s IGA is one of the sponsors (thank you, IGA!) of this awesome event: Coming up this Sunday, Aug. 19, Special Olympics supporters from eight states, as well as Montreal, Canada, will come together at The Farmington Club, Farmington, Connecticut for the 12th Annual Dream Ride, a charity motorcycle ride and car cruise presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation Inc. And is if it wasn't gonna bring out the bro's, what about the Patriots Cheerleaders? They'll be signing autographs, taking photos, and participating in Opening and Closing Ceremonies. To register and find out more about Dream Ride 2012, visitwww.dreamride.org or call 203.250.5660. Check it out! Sounds like a blast and is way cool on so many levels.
3. A One Book One-Region Book Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks is slated for tonight at 7 at Bill Library. Susan Topping, instructor of humanities at Three Rivers Community College, will lead a discussion. This literary event is designed for teens and adults and sounds awesome. If you’ve never attended a book discussion you might be surprised how much fun it is.
4. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Day Committee in Washington, D.C. has as one of the nation’s official Veterans Day Regional Sites. The annual procession in Downtown Hartford is the largest veterans parade in all of New England and one of the biggest salutes to veterans in the U.S. The parade is one of only 62 entities in the entire U.S. and the only Connecticut recipient of this prestigious honor. This is the third consecutive year that the parade has received this recognition. The 13th annual “Connecticut Veterans Parade will step off on Sunday, November 4 at 12:30 p.m. near the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
5. Lastly, we just noticed (missed it Monday) that the Water Pollution Control Authority scheduled a special meeting for tonight at 7 in Town Hall with a two-item agenda; an executive session to discuss 'pending litigation' and public comment, with a 3-minute limit. Not sure what litigation they're discussing.