Daily Bread for 6.18.13

Good morning.

Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of seventy-two.

Common Council meets tonight at 6:30 PM.

On 6.18.1812, America goes to war:

The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law–and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American seaman into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of hostile Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier. A faction of Congress known as the “War Hawks” had been advocating war with Britain for several years and had not hidden their hopes that a U.S. invasion of Canada might result in significant territorial land gains for the United States….

Puzzability has a new series about summer, running from 6.17 to 6.21:

Summer Is a-Comin’ In
We’ll be welcoming in the new season every day this week. For each day, we started with a word, added the six letters in the word SUMMER, and rearranged all the letters to get a new phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the shorter one first.

Fish tank scum; church basement flea market-style event

Algae; rummage sale

Here’s the puzzle for Tuesday:

Dense Italian ice cream that’s a summer treat; repasts featuring only the finest ingredients.

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