Good morning, South Windsor! Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012; there are 141 days left in the year.
In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories from last week:
The week was bookended by severe weather. A lightning strike during a thunderstorm on Sunday, Aug. 5 caused 723 people to lose power into that following Monday. Sullivan Avenue was closed until 1 p.m. on Monday. Later in the week, a microburst with hurricane-force winds touched down in the area - Glastonbury - causing a major scare for South Windsor residents on Aug. 10. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, though 490 residents lost power.
The most popular story of the week was South Windsor resident David Troiano winning $10,000 in a lottery game. Mazel tov, David.
Area residents will have a new place to enjoy themselves when Revolutions, an upscale bowling lounge, opens next to Nomads Adventure Quest on Aug. 18.
On Wednesday evening, the South Windsor Board of Fire Commissioners gave its stamp of approval to Chief Kevin Cooney’s proposal to restructure the 130-member department.
Finally, Richard Desmond, a South Windsor resident, is scheduled to run the Falmouth Road Race today. Desmond, 33, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2004 that was caused by a rare genetic disorder known as Dyskeratosis Congenita. South Windsor Patch wishes Desmond and the members of his Dana-Farber team the best of luck and good health in the future.
Here’s your Daily 5:
1. The South Windsor Historical Society Farmers Market is today at 10 a.m. at the Union School property.
2. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church has mass at 9 a.m.
3. First Congregational Church of South Windsor has Sunday service at 10 a.m.
4. The Avery Street Christian Reformed Church has services at 10:30 a.m.
5. Our Savior Lutheran Church has service at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and the Community Room at 10:15 a.m.