Report It Recap – July 25, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The only thing typical about this week’s Report!t Recap is that it includes a little bit of everything.

Your pictures and videos of Wednesday night’s thunder and lightning certainly got our attention. Jason in Southbury, Natalya in Seymour, Bob in Thomaston and Simon in Cheshire all sent some breath-taking images of the lightning.

In Goshen, the lightning was only part of the story as hail pelted Kevin and Joanie’s back deck. There was a fire early Tuesday in Hartford. While in Bridgeport, smoke from a weekend fire could be seen from quite a distance.

John kept his distance from a bear in the backyard in Avon. But Maureen showed us a a very friendly butterfly which landed right on her grandson’s hand.

Each week, you share the news and the fun, the good and the bad, and often, the unusual. News, like the neighborhood parking enforcement in New Haven. Fun, like the movie filming in Stratford and the sand scultping contest in Milford.

It was nice to see Taylor’s Lemonade Stand for Hospice and the kids running to raise money for the Oxford Library. But it was not as nice to see the vandalism at a New Haven park and grafitti in Stratford.

Congrats to all of the successful softball and baseball teams you let us know about this week.

Finally this week, you sent us proof of what pet owners know — dogs really get us. They know, sometimes, the pool’s the only place to be. Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to. And sometimes, you’ve just got to get away.

Share your pictures and videos by sending them to reportit@wtnh.com or use the WTNH 8 app on your smartphone.

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