1. Dog days of summer? Nah, there's still some scorchers left. Today is sunny with a high temperature of 84 degrees, with a humidity peak of 67 percent making it seem a little hotter. Cloudier with a 50-50 chance of scattered storms tonight. Sunrise is 6 a.m., sunset is 7:44 p.m.
2. Businesses participating in the Open House initiative are staying open a little late tonight to give you more time to check out their products. These stores close at 8 p.m., and host the extra hours next Friday as well. Some of the proceeds from sales at these stores will go toward the New London Education Fund of the .
3. has a free Friday musical performance tonight, as Jamie Barrett opens for The Rivergods. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
4. For a roundup of the other musical performances in the area, check out . This weekly feature posts every Friday at 5 p.m.
5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. was born on this day and died on it as well. The fifth child of the four-term President, FDR Jr. served two terms in the House of Representatives between 1949 and 1955 and died on his 74th birthday in 1988.