Daily Five: Rain Poetry, Little League Elections, and Library Friends

Your Daily Five, Montville. Stay dry!


1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow didn’t just mention rain once (‘Into each life some rain must fall.’) No, he said something else and for me, it’s just so much more poignant: ‘The best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” Today expect showers and thundershowers pretty much all day, but with temps near 80. 

2. Evernote alert! (On iPhone, it’s a cool app that’s designed to help organize hectic lives. Now if I could just figure out how to use it.) Anyway, reminding folks that The league will be electing the 2013 Board of Directors and there are ‘vacant positions need to be filled in order to ensure a smooth transition to the new season.” Also, the league has four manager positions open in the Majors Baseball Division, well as of last week, anyway. A letter of intent was supposed to have been forwarded in advance of the meeting for those posts, also as an FYI, but I suspect of they still need help, well maybe …

3. Reading on a tablet is okay, but what’s better than holding abook in your hands, dog-earing your page, making notes in margins (I’m a geek, I do that). Anyway, you need more books so check out the  at Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway. Proceeds from the sale benefit programs and special purchases for the libraries.  Hard cover books cost $3 and soft cover, $2 each. The sale opens at 6 pm on Sept. 5 for Friends and vendors.  (Perhaps become a member of the Friends and enjoy this special evening?) Sale days and hours are as follows: Thursday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 9 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and then going forward, from Sept. 11 through Sept. 14, the book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a reduced price sale. The shelves are replenished often, so plan to stop by many times to find that perfect cookbook, classic, textbook, art book or book on zoology, plus, CDs and tapes of music as well as software are also being sold.

4. Not to harp, but … Montville Animal Control has “several friendly, adult cats looking for homes! They are all litter box trained and super sweet!” Call (860) 848-3529 to set up an appointment if you would like to come meet them and hopefully, take one home?

5.  AAA says a crash involving a 100-year-old man is a wake-up call for families to have a conversation with the aging drivers in their life. Patch ran a Should Connecticut have additional testing or license requirements / restrictions on older drivers? As of press time, the results were mixed. But perhaps the bigger issue for many is that we should be talking about the youngest of drivers, who also happen to be the most dangerous: teenagers!







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