Today is January 21, 2012.
On Thursday night, the appointed Derek Muharem to become the new principal at Bethel Middle School. Story to follow!
Joseph Magrino of Bethel Named to University of Scranton Dean's List.
Sophia Imperioli Named to Dean's List at St. Bonaventure University.
Nicole Robbins of Bethel Named to Dean's List at the University of Vermont.
On January 9, four Bethel Middle School boys who started a band to raise money for their friend who lost her house in a fire.
After the Patch video, the boys were noticed by 98 Q Radio, giving their band another push.
The Guys Over There have announced their website. Here is a quote from their site: “Music is our lives, and we hope that after people hear our music, then music will become their lives.”
Here is the link: http://theguysoverthere.wordpress.com/
National Weather Service it will be cold today and tomorrow, back to springtime temps of about 50 by Monday
This Afternoon: Snow, mainly before 3pm. High near 26. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 11. Northeast wind between 5 and 9 mph.
Gardening Tips from Life Hacker
Use an Egg Carton to Jumpstart Your Garden this Spring
If your thoughts have already turned to your spring garden, now's the time to start saving a few egg cartons here and there. They're the perfect size to plant seeds in individual containers of soil that you can care for indoors while they germinate. When they sprout, cut out the individual cups and plant them directly in your garden. Read more..
Today in History from On This Day
1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the "Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth".
1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published.
1853 - Dr. Russell L. Hawes patented the envelope folding machine.
1865 - An oil well was drilled by torpedoes for the first time.
1908 - The Sullivan Ordinance was passed in New York City making smoking by women illegal. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Jr.
1911 - The first Monte Carlo car rally was held. Seven days later it was won by Henri Rougier.
1915 - The first Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit, MI.
1946 - "The Fat Man" debuted on ABC radio.
1954 - The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered submarine. U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow.
1954 - The gas turbine automobile was introduced in New York City.
1970 - The Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight from New York to London for Pan American.
1970 - ABC-TV presented "The Johnny Cash Show" in prime time.
1976 - The French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service for Air France and British Airways.
1977 - U.S. President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
1980 - Gold was valued at $850 an ounce.
1986 - Former major-league player, Randy Bass, became the highest-paid baseball player in Japanese history. Bass signed a three-year contract for $3.25 million. He played for the Hanshin Tigers.
1997 - Newt Gingrich was fined as the U.S. House of Representatives voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.
1998 - A former White House intern said on tape that she had an affair with U.S. President Clinton.
2003 - It was announced by the U.S. Census Bureau that estimates showed that the Hispanic population had passed the black population for the first time.