The week in The Day
Amadayus Morales, 7, and his sister Marianah Morales, 12, of Waterford ride the Scrambler at the St. John's Carnival held on the St. John's Episcopal Church green in Niantic opening night Thursday, July 18, 2013. The annual carnival is a fundraiser to support St. John's community outreach programs. The carnival runs through Saturday, opens at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
A group of children explore the sunflower fields at Buttonwood Farms in Griswold during the volunteer appreciation kick-off event for their annual "Sunflowers for Wishes" fund raising campaign for Make-A-Wish Connecticut at the farm Thursday July 18, 2013. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through Sunday July 28th.
Camp counselor/farmhand Sophie Moore, 17, sprays water on the pigs at Terra Firma Farm in Stonington Thursday, July 18, 2013. The pigs get hosed-down a couple times a day in this heat.
Debbie Shriner, of New London, waits with fellow members of Save Ocean Beach to hand out balloons before the annual costume or silly hat parade for children along the boardwalk at Ocean Beach Park in New London Friday, July 19, 2013 in honor of Tony Pero for his contributions to park . Then grand marshall this year was Olga Lupien a long time volunteer at Ocean Beach Park.
Meredith Swanson takes her daughter Skylar, 6, and nephew Grady Kneeland, 8, for a quick paddleboarding trip in the waters off Main Beach in Groton Long Point Friday afternoon as sailboats wander in the haze of Fishers Island Sound July 19, 2013.
An adult Purple Martin carries a dragonfly back to it's young as scientists from the state DEEP, led by Geoff Krukar, gather data and leg-band chicks from houses at the home of Sam Thomas in Waterford Friday, July 12, 2013.
Scientists from the state DEEP, led by Geoff Krukar, gather data and leg-band Purple Martin chicks from houses at the home of Sam Thomas in Waterford Friday, July 12, 2013.
The schooners Amistad and A.J. Meerwald depart New London harbor Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Children from the Drop In Learning Center summer day camp frolic in the waters flowing out of the Whale Tail fountain on the parade in New London Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Shadra Tiden, 14, right, and her brothers Joseph Tiden, 19, center, and Kent Tiden, 18, left, relax in the shade while crabbing with their grandmother, Virginia Weles, not shown, off the boardwalk at the D.E.E. P. Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Shadra said at mid-afternoon that they had been on the boardwalk since 5 a.m. and often come to the spot for crabbing.
Thalia Mateo, 10, of Niantic joins other dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio as they perform a dance demonstration on Main Street in downtown Niantic during the 13th annual Celebrate East Lyme Day Saturday July 20, 2013.
Spectators watch as an aerial silks artist performs under the Big Top as the Essex Steam Train and Valley Railroad Circus Train & Big Top Show team up for a day of fun at Essex Station Saturday July 20, 2013.
A dragonfly warms and a yellow moth warm themselves in the early morning sun on a Blazing Star plant in New London Thursday July 18, 2013.
Young participants in The Garde Arts Center's Summer on Stage program work on a movement exercise with Amy Dugger, right, and Alex St. Louis as they prepare for a production of "Rapunzel" with their mentors from the program and the Missoula Children's Theater Tuesday, July 16, 2013. The week-long summer camp program is run by Kate Fioravanti for The Garde, and teaches participants ages 6-16 various aspects of theater and performance and culminates with two performances of the show on Saturday.
A construction worker wipes sweat from his brow while operating a steam roller on Jefferson Avenue in New London Wednesday July 17, 2013 as a heat wave continues to affect Connecticut.
Mya Rodriguez, 8, of New London, is lifted out of the water by Anijha Thomas, 9, left, of New London, Madison Passero, 8, center, of Norwich, and Lexi Hansen, 12, right, of Griswold while they try to beat the heat at Gardner Lake Park in Salem Monday, July 15, 2013.
Lindsay Schneider, right, of East Lyme, keeps a step of the defense played by Juliet Ealahan, left, of East Lyme and Caitlin Larmann, center, of Ledyard while playing in the new women's lacrosse league Tuesday, July 16, 2013. The league was started by East Lyme High School girls' coach Phil Schneider and they play at the high school.
Competitors in the Junior Dairy Goat Showmanship division walk their goats around the ring for judge Lara Reynolds at the North Stonington Agricultural Fair Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Fairgoers ride the Wind Glider ride at the North Stonington Agricultural Fair Sunday, July 14, 2013.
U.S. Navy sailors, from left, Nikolas Pioro, Andrew Penner and Joshua Tavares Somildam with the prizes from competing in a marksmanship game on the carnival midway at Sailfest XXXIV Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Prescott Littlefield, waterfront program manager for UConn Avery Point, second from left, and Sea Scout Connor Parsons, 15, of Groton, move their 420 sailing dingy into position to put it in the water while Sea Scouts Patrick Parsons, 13, background left, his twin brother, Sean Parsons, background center, of Groton and Connor Anderson, 13, of Old Saybrook, back ground right, wait during the UConn Avery Point Sea Scout Sailing Camp in Groton Thursday, July 18, 2013. Sea Scouts from City of Groton and Westbrook participated in the camp.
People keep to the shade on a hot and humid day in Wilcox Park in Westerly Tuesday July 16, 2013.
Sha'Niyah Clark, 2, and her mother, Dericka Zeigler, share a moment while eating her lunch at Otis Library in Norwich Monday, July 15, 2013 which is one of the sites available for the Norwich Public School's Summer Meal Program.
Christine Johnson applies sunscreen to her son Nathan, 5, with the help of daughter Lily, 3, as they arrive for a day at Eastern Point Beach in Groton Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Justin Caisse of Norwich tosses his son Anthony Caisse, 5, in the air while at Uncas Lake in Lyme with his wife, Nilda Caisse, and other son, Noah Caisse, 3, not shown, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Nilda Caisse said they come to the lake about once a week to get out of the house and play.
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