The Daily Five: Great Valentine's Day Reads

Also, the White Dog Cafe in Portland has a new owner.


  1. Gail Hamm and Michelle Gustine will be honored along with seven others for their humanitarian service to their communities at the Lions District 23-C annual humanitarian banquet, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 5:30-9 p.m.  Hamm was nominated by the Village Lions and Gustine by the East Hampton Lions.
  2. The Greater Middletown Chorale invites the public to a series of events in February through April that will precede the April 28th premiere of a new musical drama, Letter from Italy, 1944. The series, Connecticut Community Conversations, Letter from Italy, 1944 – A Generational Legacy, will focus on the background of the new work about soldiers and PTSD in preparation for its unveiling by the 80-voice community choral group.
  3. In case you missed it, the man arrested for planting a fake bomb at East Hampton Middle School on Jan. 12 was indicted last week on a federal charge as well.
  4. The White Dog Café on Main Street in Portland has a new owner. The business was sold late in 2012 to John Sullivan who has undertaken a renovation of the café. 
  5. With Valentine's Day right around the corner romance is on the minds of the folks at the East Hampton Public Library who asked their patrons for some of their favorite romance novels. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the top responses they got:
  • Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
  • Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


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