Daily Five: Texting the Taste, Service Academy Day, and CFD Blood Drive

It's your Daily Five, folks. Have a great weekend!


1. Pretty nice early September day in store with temps in the low 80’s, partly sunny, virtually no chance for rain and a warm breeze. Saturday will feature about the same forecast, but Sunday, well, that’s another story; expect it to be wet! 

2.  Patch is sponsoring the Taste of Mystic's People's Choice voting this year, and now you can text your vote for your favorite dish.  There are 32 booths this year at the , and Patch is the proud sponsor of the People's Choice award voting. This year you can text your vote for your favorite dish right from your phone, before you've even finished eating! Text MYSTICTASTE followed by the letter of your favorite booth to 27126. You can vote as often as you like. The voting begins when the Taste starts, at 5 p.m. Friday, and ends when the Taste ends, at 5 p.m., Sunday.

3. If you’re able, please give blood Saturday! We told you about this blood drive yesterday, but it bears repeating: Donate  at the Chesterfield Fire Co., 1606 Hartford New London Turnpike beginning at 8 a.m.  For more information on giving blood, check out the Red Cross.

4. School matters: At the career resource center at Montville High School on Monday, reps from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Visit to chat with prospective students. This is an exciting time for high school seniors!

5. On a similar subject, for middle and high school students interested in attending a This is an informational forum that brings together representatives from each of the nation’s preeminent military service academies with students who are interested in attending one of the academies. Being held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at MG Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center, 335 Smith St., in Middletown. Representatives from each of the academies – US Military Academy at West Point, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy and the US Coast Guard – will be on hand to talk to prospective students about the academies, what they look for in their applicants, and also what life is like for their cadets/midshipmen.  And representatives from collegiate ROTC programs, the National Guard and Reserves and other programs that provide an alternate route to commissioning as an officer in the US Military will be there, too. 





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