Daily Five: Flag Volunteers Needed, 1st District Debate, Networking

Five things you need to know about in West Hartford on Oct. 25, 2012.

1. How amazing is this? The same man, Jean Paul Berard, has organized the effort to place flags at the grave markers of veterans at Fairview Cemetery for more than 30 years. Berard is seeking volunteers for Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9:00 a.m., to mark the graves for Veterans Day. “We reach out to the general community and volunteer groups like the Boy Scouts and Veterans organizations and the response is always overwhelming," Berard said in a posting on Patch. "There are hundreds of women and men that wore the uniform of the United States military who are at rest in Fairview cemetery and it’s important that we remember their service to our country.” Can you help?

2. Debate season just keeps on giving. Today, at 4:30 p.m., the 1st District congressional candidates will debate at West Hartford Town Hall and the debate will be shown live on Comcast Channel Five. The candidates are incumbent U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, a Democrat, John Henry Decker, a Republican, S. Michael DeRosa of the Green Party and Matthew Corey, a petitioning candidate. The event is presented by the League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford and West Hartford Community Television.

3. It's early, but if you're up and raring to go, West Hartford Women in Networking holds its monthly relationship-building, networking meeting at 1 Chatfield Drive at 7:45 a.m. Rabbi Donna Berman of the Charter Oak Cultural Center of Hartford will speak.

4. Have you added your October Snowstorm photos to our Pics & Clips gallery yet? We'd like to gather a whole array to run on the actual anniversary next Monday. Click on this link and share your downed trees and power lines with everyone.

5. Quote: Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. - Marilyn Monroe


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