1. Today should be sunny, with a high of 62, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should stay clear, with a low of 47, according to the service.
2. On Saturday, there is the first ever at starting at 11 a.m. The festival kicks off the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, and is free to all ages. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, food and fire prevention education, along with other activities.
To top it off, Congressman Joe Courtney is expected to make an appearance, event organizer Heidi Pafias said. Patch will be there as well.
3. Waterford High School football plays tonight at Fitch at 6:30. Waterford is 2-1, after defeating Windham last week, 20-6. In that game star running back Y-Kim Sheppard scored all three Waterford touchdowns and accounted for 170 total yards, according to The Bulletin.
4. Some things to do tonight:
The Alehounds, a traditional Irish folk music band, at Niantic’s The Black Sheep. The show starts at 9:30.
Also, two new movies open this evening at Waterford’s . Real Steel, a movie about fighting robots starring Hugh Jackman, plays at 4:05, 6:55 and 9:45. The Ides of March, a political drama starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Marisa Tomei, plays at 4:15, 7:05 and 9:20.
5. On this date in 2001, the United States begins its invasion of Afghanistan with air and special forces attacks. And on this date in 1982, Cats opens on Broadway. The show would run until September of 2000, and is currently the second-longest running Broadway show.
Quote of the Day
“A month before the season I stop putting ketchup on my French fries.”
Trivia of the Day
As mentioned, Cats is the second-longest running Broadway show. What is the longest running Broadway show (it's still running)?
Yesterday’s Answer: The three lieutenants at the Waterford Police Department are Lt. Jeff Nixon, Lt. David Burton and Lt. Brett Mahoney.