Bethel Daily Briefing: Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free dental blanket drive, Farmers Market, Exhibits, and more, including a little bit of history.



WEATHER from National Weather Service

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind between 3 and 9 mph.


Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind between 3 and 6 mph.


Municipal Center Farmers Market It's farmers market season again... almost. We are looking for any and all veggie and/or fruit vendors who would be willing to join us this season. We are also looking for people/ bands to come play music during. Email us at farmersmarket@bethelct.org if you're interested.

Free dental services and blanket drive: The Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) will hold it’s 5th Annual free dental clinic on March 23rd and March 24th at WestConn’s Oneill Center. Click HERE for more information. Bring a blanket.  

Celebrate Lincoln's birthday by visiting the new exhibit at Bethel Photoworks. Opening Reception Feb 11, with author Tom Craughwell at 4 p.m., and artist Wendy Allen at 6 p.m.

Eye On Bethel, February 8th and February 9th, David Scribner, State Representative, 107th District will be the featured guest on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:30 pm and on February 9th at 11:30 am on Comcast Community Access, Channel 23.  The show is hosted by Paul Szatkowski and is sponsored by the Bethel Republican Town Committee.  Mr. Scribner will be discussing the new term in the State Legislature and reapportionment.


Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings 7 p.m. Meeting Room E, Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center

GARDENING HINTS from Old Farmer's Almanac

Spider mites are apt to thrive in warm, dry houses. Frequent misting under the leaves of houseplants will discourage them. A solution of 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup buttermilk, and a gallon of cool water, applied in a mist, is a good organic deterrent.

TODAY IN HISTORY from  Wikipedia  and On This Day



1775American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.

 1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.

1861American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.

1870 – President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.

1889 – President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.

1895William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

1913 – A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.

1942World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.

1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

 1950Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.

1962 - Neil Sedaka recorded "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" for the first time. 

1965Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.

1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.

1964 - The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

 1966 - Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.

 1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.

 1975 - Cher's TV show premiered with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.

 1983 - Prince's "Little Red Corvette" was released.



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