Rain Early Tuesday, Scout Food Drive Pickup on Saturday, WL October Festival on Sunday

Five Things to know on a Tuesday.


1. Hi there, it’s Tuesday and the day will start with rain in the morning, the cloudy in the afternoon with a high temperature of 62 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of 45 degrees.

2. On This Day in: 1635, Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom; 1701, the Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered in New Haven. The name was later changed to Yale; 1855, Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor; 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series. The win would be later tainted when 8 Chicago White Sox were charged with throwing the game. The incident became known as the "Black Sox" scandal; 1967, Che Guevara was executed by Bolivian soldiers for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia; and 1974 - Oskar Schindler died in Frankfurt, Germany. Schindler is credited with saving the lives of about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

3. Historian Phil Devlin will present a program ‘The Life of Doc Carney’ at the Windsor Locks Senior Center on Thursday October 18th at 6pm.  Phil was born and raised in Windsor Locks and is a retired history teacher who has dedicated many hours into the research of this brilliant man, Dr Ettore F. Carniglia.

4. The annual Scout Food Drive for the Five Corner Cupboard in East Windsor will continue with the pick up of your donated canned goods around 8:30 a.m. on October 13.  If you would prefer to drop off donations personally on October 13 you can do so at the Scantic Church between 8:30 a.m. and noon.

5. The Annual Windsor Locks October Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 14, 2012 at Noden Reed Park.  Highlights will feature a food, crafts, vendors, free pony rides & activities for kids, pumpkins, live music along with a Farmer's Market and entertainment for all ages. To view flyer, click.


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