What's the Weather?
The National Weather Service predicts a mostly cloudy day with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely after 1 p.m. The high for the day should be near 79 and the low around 58.
Telephone Reassurance Volunteers Needed
The is seeking volunteers to make
weekday phone calls to elderly/disabled residents to check on their safety and welfare.
Telephone Reassurance phone calls are placed between 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Each call should last between five and 10 minutes.
For more information, please call 860-258-2799 or 860-258-2724 or visit the human services website.
Cops Run For Special Olympics
Seven members of the participated in the Connecticut Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Thursday afternoon.
Police officers traveled from the area around the Connecticut Natural Gas tank near the Cromwell town line to the at the Wethersfield town line.
The following police officers from Rocky Hill ran Thursday afternoon:
- Sara Raymond
- Anthony Bongiovanni
- Tom Carpenter
- Joe Smith
- Steve Morgan
- Jon Lammers
More than 1,500 Law Enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will travel about 530 miles through more than 100 cities and towns during the torch run. The event is the kickoff to the 2012 Special Olympics.
Food Share Event
Foodshare Inc. along with volunteers from the will be distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to disadvantaged citizens this weekend at from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
A distribution will also occur on June 22 at the same time. For more information, call the Oasis Church at 860-529-0701 or Foodshare at 860-286-9999.
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Mosquito Season is Here
The announced Wednesday that it is in town and the surrounding areas.
The mosquito trapping and testing program, which is being coordinated by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, began this week with the collection sites located in Wehtersfield and Newington.
To minimize the risk of acquiring a mosquito-borne illness, the following steps are suggested to prevent you and your family from being bitten by mosquitoes:
- Avoid outdoor activities one hour before and one hour after dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors; it is especially important to cover the arms and legs of children.
- No product containing DEET should be used on infants less than 2 months old.
- Cover babies’ playpens and carriages with mosquito netting when outdoors.
- Avoid camping near fresh water swamps and use mosquito netting in tents.
- Stay indoors when mosquitoes are numerous.
- Eliminate sources of standing water such as stagnant ponds, ditches, flower pots and old tires, as mosquito only needs a few tablespoons of water to lay eggs. Drain children’s pools, clean clogged gutters, and flush birdbaths and fountains once or twice a week. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, and any similar containers that have accumulated on your property, and drill holes in the bottoms of recycling and garbage containers that are left outside.
For more information, please call Health District, which serves the towns of Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, at 860-721-2822.