Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 5
A few facts, figures and tidbits to begin your workweek.
Monday: Cold start--middle and finish too. Sunny skies. Highs only in the mid 40s!! Northwest wind 6-11mph.
Tuesday: Election Day!! Sunny & chilly with afternoon temps in the lower 40s.
Wednesday: Cloudy skies with rain developing by late day. Coastal wind (northeast) between 20-35mph by afternoon. Cold & raw with temps in the mid 40s.
2. LEARN ABOUT NATURAL WONDERS: This event is for preschoolers or older children with a parent. Fall is a time of change as plants and animals prepare for the cold weather ahead. Why are chipmunks so busy? What is happening to the leaves? How do you prepare for winter? All of these questions and more will be explored as we discover the habitats of Wolbach Farm and meet some of the creatures that live in the forest, meadows, ponds, and even in your own backyard! Join a Drumlin Farm naturalist at Sudbury Valley Trustees’s Wolbach Farm as we slow down to take notice of the wild world around us. This class will also give you some ideas and tools to continue developing your child’s sense of wonder in your own neighborhood.
3. FALL LEAF COLLECTION: Tired of hauling fall cleanup yourself or hiring an expensive lawn service? GREENBAGPICKUP.COM is now accepting dumpster bags filled with grass clippings and leaves to help make your fall cleanup a snap. Just grab your favorite brand of dumpster bag, such as the one sold at Acton Ace Hardware, fill it up on your time, and let them pick it up.
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1872 — Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant); 1895 — George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile; 1940 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie; 1968 — The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected; 1974 — Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband; 1994 — At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas; 2011 — Former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is arrested on charges of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year period.
5. BORN TODAY: 1911 - Roy Rogers, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show); 1931 - Ike Turner, guitarist (A Fool in Love); 1952 - Bill Walton, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics); 1963 - Tatum O'Neal, actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings); 1987 - Kevin Jonas, American guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers