Five Things to Start Your Day: March 21
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Thursday.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Area of light snow could flare up along the coast as well as SE Mass. by 2pm. Could be a couple of inches out through the Cape. This is a VERY uncertain forecast. These types of systems are fickle and hyper-localized. Upper 30s.
Friday: Partly sunny. Chilly. Near 40.
Saturday: Sunny & less cold (I'm reluctant to say "milder"). Highs in the low 40s. Windy at times.
2. REDUCING CONSTRUCTIVE STRESS: Spring means home improvement time. If this is your year to re-do the kitchen, put on that deck, build a family room or add a garage, prepare yourself by attending this program by Acton Building Department staff. They will overview the building permit requirements and process and answer many of the common questions asked by people as they move toward home renovations. Stop by the Acton Memorial Library at 7 p.m.
3. MEET AND GREET WITH SCOTT NASSA: A reception hosted by Paul and Christine Hogan to meet SPSC candidate Scott Nassa will be held today from 7-9 p.m. at 49 Blueberry Hill Lane. RSVP to email@example.com as space is limited.
4. ODD HOLIDAYS HELD TODAY: Today is Fragrance Day. It is a great smelling day. The olfactory nerves in your nose, will enjoy this special day. Ladies in particular, will enjoy today because they just love perfumes. And guys, you've gotta admit that your gal's perfume attracts you to her.
- 1960 — Police fired on demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, after which the African National Congress was banned. 25 years later, a march marking the anniversary was also disrupted by police fire.
- 1963 — Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed.
- 1965 — Martin Luther King, Jr., led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
- 2010 — The House of Representatives passes a bill that will overhaul the American health-care system. The bill, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will be sent to President Obama to sign into law.