You know what today means? It's almost the weekend, so I'm going to share some news and events happening today or over the next few days that you might want to know about.
But first, I just wanted to say that it humbles me to have the honor of covering my hometown. You know a lot about a town by living there, but reporting on it brings a whole new level of understanding about what makes the community work. I already know many of you and I'm getting to know many others.
So, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being you. For being Farmington.
Okay, now for the notable news, events and blogs of the day and weekend.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a groundbreaking service for Connecticut's first and only Mormon temple right here in Farmington on Saturday at 11 a.m.! Limited media and guests will be there as invited. Read more of our stories about the temple plans by clicking on the link provided.
We're going back to the future! See Michael J. Fox and Stamford native Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future under the stars at Union School on Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Women, are you trying to start a business? B.I.G., a women's networking group, is meeting Friday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at Green Tea in Farmington. Come with your business ideas to brainstorm with other attendees. There's also an optional Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Class afterward from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak if you're interested.
Water Ski Show: Mention reading this announcement and get a $2 discount to this water ski show fundraiser by Batterson Park, hosted by the Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin. It starts at 9 a.m. on Aug. 17.
Reader Peter Mitchell's Speak Out post, "The Most Tragic Summer: Isn't it time to start being parents?" on Farmington Patch about parents' responsibility in preventing underage drinking is generating some conversation in Farmington. Where do you stand on the issue? This is a great example of how you can use our platform to express your opinions in a constructive manner. You can post to Speak out here or post a blog.
Are we missing an event? Let us know in the comments below and add it to our calendar to share it with your neighbors!