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Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 7

A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Wednesday.

1. FORECAST:

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. Some wet snow mixes in late-afternoon north and west of the city.

Thursday: Cloudy with periods of rain & drizzle. Chilly & raw with temps in the upper 40s.

Friday: Early clouds break for some sun. Not a bad Fall day with highs

2. EVER WANTED TO BECOME A TEACHER? There will be a free information session on how to become a licensed teacher or administrator in Massachusetts, presented by staff of the Collaborative for Educational Services, at 4:30 p.m at 64 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough. Information on the steps to Initial licensure in School Administration, Teacher of Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language, Reading Specialist, Math, Science, History, English and Humanities. Graduate credit and/or Masters and CAGS available.

3. DONATE YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY: Tesini Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics wants your Halloween candy. Donate your unopened candy on Nov. 7, 8, and 13 and the office will send it, along with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthrinse, and cards made by our patients, to the troops overseas.  Each family that brings in candy will receive a spin toothbrush and an entry into our grand prize drawing.

4. TODAY, MEN MAKE THE MEALS: Today is National Men Make Dinner Day One day set aside for "Non-Cooking Men Only" in the kitchen. Give wives a break and let the men whip up some culinary delight with no help from family members. In the true spirit of Men Make Dinner Day, barbeques are not allowed.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1874 - 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast; 1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected president; 1972 - Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D); 1976 - "Gone With the Wind" televised; 1978 - Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP; 1991 - Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers; 1995 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM.

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