1.Today is Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012. Enjoy the sunshine, because then it is going to get wet, according to noaa.gov: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east. Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a east wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
2. Are you in the mood for a Big Green Battle? Even better, would you like to help one out? Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Vocational Technical High School is hosting a technology fair Tuesday May 22 from 12:00-1:30PM. Students who participate in this competition will construct a device or process which takes advantage of recycled materials or pertains to “green” technology. They are looking for financial support, judges and guest presenters.
3. What's better than rescuing one cat? Rescuing two of course! has two cats, littermates Raven and Midnight, who are hoping to go to their forever home together. "They are very shy and need a quiet home and someone to love." Is that you?
4. Nominations for the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's 62nd Citizen of the Year are being accepted until 4 p.m. January 17.
"This honor is awarded to a special man or woman for outstanding contributions to the civic and business community. No candidate will be considered who is paid to perform the services for which he or she was nominated, unless the contribution encompassed altruism toward the community far beyond the dictates of the job. This annual award will be presented at the annual celebration in April/May 2012."
5. Mystic Seaport is closed until Feb. 16, but that doesn't mean there aren't a boatload of activities and exhibits set for this year. In a recent email, the Seaport touted its three major exhibits for 2012, including:
- “Treasures from the Collections,” Opens March 31: Mystic Seaport searched its collection of over two million historic maritime artifacts, art, and photographs to identify 200 of the most important objects for display in this new exhibit. Many of these objects have never before been put on public display.
- “Restoring a Past, Charting a Future,” Opens April 28: An exhibit developed in partnership with Brooklyn’s Dalvero Academy, “Restoring a Past” invited academy artists to Mystic Seaport to experience the Charles W. Morgan and interpret America’s whaling legacy through their art.