5 Things You Need to Know Today: Sept. 19

Get moving this weekend and help the Milford Special Olympics Program with each step, by taking part in a fun, local 5K walk and run.

Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.

1. Walkers and runners of every ability are encouraged to take part in the 8th annual Road Race & Walk Saturday, starting at Milford High School, to benefit the Milford Special Olympics Program. The event is sponsored by the Milford Community Use Program. Registration is available online.

2. As we head into the fall, and winter, make a note of this National Grid website. It allows customers to track whether their electrical outage has already been reported (or not).

3. Attention business owners and managers: the next social for the Greater Milford Business Alliance is from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Maria's Italian Villa Restaurant. The free event includes a cash bar and a discounted dinner menu. Please RSVP to Joe Soares at jsoares@brightinsurance.com.

4. Curious about the lives of the Amish? , route: {:controller=>"events", :action=>"show", :id=>"aloma-miller-furlong-author-of-why-i-left-the-amish-presented-by-friends-milford-town-library"} -->A speaking event and book signing will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at


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