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It’s Memorial Day Weekend!

Whether you want to travel near or far, there are fun things to do this weekend.

Debbie’s Daily Dose of Food for Thought

Whether you head to the beach for the first time this year, have a party or simply are out and about, this is a busy weekend full of things to do, family get-togethers, and parades that has become the . Whatever you do, enjoy and keep this quote from Katharine Hepburn in mind, "I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun." Here is a bit of information about Memorial Day and some weekend happenings you may want to check out.

Did You Know?

Are you aware that Memorial Day was originally established to remember those who served our country during wartime and lost their lives? The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution asks Americans to pause at 3 pm local time “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps.'" This time may not work for everyone but we can each take a few moments on Memorial Day to think about and quietly thank all the veterans who have served our country and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Saturday, May 28

Tag Sales and Flea Market

Big tag sales at the on the Branford Green and the in Branford (Beechwood Road and Pepperwood Lane) and the in Wallingford will have treasures for tag sale and flea market lovers.

“WaterFire” Lighting in Providence, R.I.

Are you in the mood for something different? Then head to Rhode Island for “fun and flames along the Providence riverfront” to see this year’s first WaterFire event. This sounds like a beautiful and unique event. To see photos and for more information, visit www.waterfire.org.

Sunday, May 29

Quinnipiac University; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $4; children under 12 free; Cars: $10 in advance, $12 day of show

Have fun with you family looking at antique and classic cars. All proceeds will go to local charities. For more information about this event, visit www.ctclassicshevy.org.

247 College Street; 5 – 7 p.m.; Free, but reservations are strongly suggested

The Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee and the City of New Haven are proud to sponsor this free concert. Call Patricia Lawlor at the City of New Haven Mayor’s Office at 203-946-8200 to reserve a seat.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30


Branford Town Green, 10 a.m.

Come to the heart of Branford and watch the Memorial Day parade. Fun for all and Branford Patch will be there so say, hello.

Happy Memorial Day!

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