Five Things to Start Your Day: Feb. 4
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your work week.
Monday: Sun & clouds. Highs in the low 30s
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with some patchy light snow & flurries.
Wednesday: Sunny & cold. Low 30s.
2. STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLEGE SEARCH AND RECRUITING: The course is designed to educate high school student-athletes and their parents about the best ways to navigate the often confusing and generally stressful college search and recruiting maze. The “pros and cons” of playing intercollegiate varsity college sports will be discussed as will the beneﬁ ts derived from athletics which aid the college admissions process. Courses will be held at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Room 128E), Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $30.
3. CLOTHING/TOY/ART SUPPLY DRIVE: Start your spring cleaning early and gather up all your gently-used children's clothing for Cradles to Crayons. If you no longer have little ones at home, consider purchasing some on-sale clothing, new underwear/socks ,books, new art supplies, shoes on your next trip to Target or another department store. See the complete list of what Cradles accepts at cradlestocrayons.org/Boston/donate-goods/items-we-accept. Items will be accepted until Wednesday. Place them in the labeled bin in the driveway at 399 Lincoln Road., Sudbury. If you have any questions, email Debbie Hannigan at Debtown88@verizon.net.
4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Hug a Newsman Day. Hug a Newsman Day gives you the opportunity to give a great, big hug to your local newsperson. C'mon, admit it. You've watched your cute newsman day in and day out. You've always told your self if you ever see him, you would give him a great, big hug. Well, today is your opportunity.
- 1783 — England proclaimed the formal end to the hostilities with the United States;
- 1787 — Shays's Rebellion, an uprising of Massachusetts farmers, was defeated;
- 1789 — George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States;
- 1861 — Delegates from six southern states met at Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America;
- 1945 — Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at the Yalta Conference;
- 1969 — The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization;
- 1974 — Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army;
- 2004 — The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared that gays had the right to marry.