1. Today marks the beginning of the . Wander through downtown Mystic and browse the sales.
2. was mentioned in Elle Decor as one of the ten best ice cream shops in the country: "Overlooking the historic drawbridge near the Mystic Seaport, this ice cream shop is a location that can’t be beat..." Read the full article at http://www.elledecor.com/entertaining-travel/articles/summer-scoops.
3. Don’t miss the this weekend at the Mystic Seaport. Stop by on Saturday August 20 or Sunday August 21 for the largest all-marine engine show in the country.
4. The first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was held on August 19, 1909.
5. Today's thought: "Time is change; we measure its passage by how much things alter. " —Nadine Gordimer