Five Things to Start Your Day: Dec. 4
A few facts, figures and tidbits to begin your Tuesday.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy skies. Highs from 47-53. South wind 5-10mph.
Wednesday: Morning showers and temps running in near 50 into late morning. Brighter, but cooler mid to late afternoon with temps falling into the upper 40s. Northwest wind 5-10mph.
Thursday: Much colder and breezy with mainly sunny skies. Highs from 41-46. Light north wind.
2. SUDBURY SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION: There are two polling locations in Sudbury: Precincts 1, 1A, 2 and 5 vote at Fairbank Community Center; Precincts 3 and 4 vote at the Lower Town Hall. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
3. KIDS PROTECTION PLANNING WEBINAR: During this live webinar event at 8 p.m., you will hear why naming guardians is so important to do right now, the 6 most common mistakes parents make when naming guardians, and how you can get it done and do it right, without worry or stress, and know you have done everything possible to ensure the well-being and care of your children. Join by clicking here.
4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is National Cookie Day. Did you know that the English word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word "koekje," which means little cake? Dutch bakers used to test oven temperatures on small amounts of batter so that they would not waste the entire cake mix if the temperature wasn't right. It was not long before they discovered that these tiny pieces of cooked batter were actually quite tasty.
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1783: George Washington delivered his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City; 1816: James Monroe of Virginia was elected (by electors) the fifth president of the United States; 1945: The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations; 1978: Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first female mayor; 1991: Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson is released after seven years as a hostage in Lebanon; 1993: Rock musician and composer Frank Zappa died at age 52.