Lots of things to do this weekend

One of the region’s premier ethnic festivals, the 113th annual Italian Feast sponsored by the St. Andrew Apostle Society of New Haven, continues through Sunday at the club grounds at 515 Chapel St.

The “fest” begins at 5 p.m. each day, with food vendors selling Italian special specialties, along with games, cultural exhibits and live music. The  traditional procession through Wooster Square, carrying the statue of St. Andrew, is at 10 a.m. on Sunday, followed by the Mass at St. Michael’s Church at 11 :30.  For more information, go here.

For a full report on fishing conditions from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, go here: FishRpt10 06-27-2013

Beaches at all four of the state parks on Long Island Sound are open this weekend, and all of the lakes and ponds except Black Rock in Watertown and Gay City in Hebron are open and staffed with lifeguards.

Water temperature in Long Island Sound is a refreshing 71 degrees. Boaters will also enjoy the Sound this weekend, but be aware that police in several shorefront towns plan to step up enforcement of drinking-while-boating prohibitions. Milford will run its Operation Dry Water throughout the upcoming holiday period.

Milford police remind boaters that the same 0.8 blood alcohol level that applies to Driving While Intoxicated laws also applies to boaters. Details on the national Operation Dry Water program are here. June 27 – Operation Dry Water 2013

For a complete marine forecast, go here

Most towns will hold their fireworks displays next week, but there will also be fireworks Saturday at Candlewood Lake in Danbury. The show starts at dusk. For more information go to: Danbury


Frank Juliano