1. What’s the Weather? Today should be mostly sunny and warm. According to Weather.com, there’s just a 10 percent chance of rain with partly cloudy skies and a high temperature of 67 degrees. Skies will be clear tonight when temperatures should drop to 47 degrees.
2. It’s Time to Vote (Again): Durham and Middlefield will both be holding town meetings on Monday, May 14, to vote on their proposed 2012-2013 budgets. So take the weekend to review the budgets for and Durham and mark your calendar. This is one vote you don’t want to miss!
Killingworth voters have a bit more time to go over the numbers. The Annual Town Budget Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 21, at 8:00 p.m. in the Killingworth Elementary School.
The proposed 2012-2013 operating budget totals $4.18 million, which is 4.5 percent lower than last year’s budget. That’s because Killingworth’s share of the Regional School District 17 budget will be more than $400,000 less than the previous fiscal year.
Accordingly, the amount to be raised in taxes is lower than it was last year and the vast majority of property owners will owe less than they did last year. How’s that for some good news?
3. There’s big fun for tiny tots in Killingworth this weekend at the annual Killingworth Nursery School Association Tiny Tots Fair. The event will be held (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Killingworth Congregational Church on Route 81 and will feature an Amber Alert child ID booth and crafters displaying handmade jewelry, fine art, handmade soaps, handmade blankets, and handmade hair clips for girls.
Local businesses, including Scentsy Wickless Candles, Do You Bake, The Flavored Olive, Thirty-one and Sketchers, U.S.A., will also have booths at the event. For the past 46 years, children and their families have enjoyed this annual fair, which for $1 admission offers fun for everyone!
4. Kids aren’t the only ones who love ice cream. Starting this weekend, the Best Friends Pet Care Treat Truck for Dogs will be handing out free doggy ice cream treats and cookies for pups, along with healthful human treats, tennis balls, paw towels, and paw-shaped bag clips. The colorful truck will be visiting local dog parks and other pet-friendly locations from Saturday, May 12, through Sunday, May 20.
Stops are scheduled in Glastonbury, Meriden, Middlefield, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. For a complete schedule of truck stops with times, visit www.bestfriendspetcare.com/treat-truck-tour/
Best Friends Pet Care offers boarding, grooming, day camp and training at 1511 Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill and at 227 Cheshire Road in Bethany. The company created its Treat Truck for Dogs to give the community a taste of the fun and caring its staff provides to pet guests every day in its pet care centers. The Treat Truck has been on the road since last summer and has visited 12 states, traveling as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas.
5. This day in history: On May 11, 1981, international reggae star Bob Marley died. The Jamaican-born musician passed away in a Florida hospital at the age of 36 after a six-month battle with cancer.