Five Things: Small Business Grant, Flowers For Books, Ripe Cherries

The daily five items that Rocky Hill residents need to know for Tuesday, June 26.


What's the Weather?

The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. with thunderstorms likely. The high for the day will be near 72 and the low around 58.

Flowers For Books

is currently running a promotion at its store through June.

People can bring in a book and take another one as well as receive a free flower. The books swap is free of charge and no purchase is necessary.

For more information, call 860-563-8880 or visit the store's website.

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Police Officers Search For Clues At Library

Members of the will explain what occurs at a crime scene investigation during the first program in the at the Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

"CSI Library" is one of the programs in the summer reading program, which runs from June 18 to Aug. 31. Each of the events in the adult summer reading program will focus on night time activities in some way, which is in tune with the national theme of “Light up the Night."

When a reader complete a book this summer, they will receive a rechargeable flashlight and after three books, a free book will be their prize. The prizes are only while supplies last.

To register for the programs, stop by the library, visit its website or call 860-258-7623.

Cherries Are Ripe For Picking

got its first harvest of native cherries last week, which is early for that crop.

The farm is usually harvesting the crop in July, but with the hot weather, most crops are coming in early, according to its Facebook page.

The following crops are now being harvested and available for purchase: 

  • Field Pickles
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Arugula

However, the strawberry season is coming to an end and customers are encouraged to visit the farm for the fruit.

Dance Studio Needs Facebook Help

is asking its Facebook followers for help as it applies for a grant to help the small business grow. 

The staff at the studio is trying to be one of 12 small businesses to receive a $250,000 grant from Chase.

According to its Facebook page, Wicked Z would use the grant money for the following:

  • Expanding class offerings
  • Improving facility
  • Trainings

Each small business needs to receive a minimum of 250 votes to be eligible for the grant. Supporters of the studio can cast their vote at the following link

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