TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
WEATHER from National Weather Service
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind between 5 and 14 mph.
Wednesday Night: A chance of rain, mainly between midnight and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
“Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. ” Chief Seattle
Cooking Classes for Kids!
Do you have a 6-10 year old who loves to cook (or eat)? Chef Robin Grubard leads this six-week cooking class for aspiring young chefs. Kids will get fun, hands-on cooking time that's more than just delicious - it's great reinforcement for math, science, problem solving and reading skills, too. Learning has never been so much fun! Each class will prepare a creative and healthy dish with a focus on balanced nutrition. Daily Fare, 4:30 pm, 13 Durant Ave, Bethel, CT $25.00
Meditation Class, 8:00 pm, Come to Sat Nam Yoga for a 45 minute session any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. $3 per class or 10 classes for $20. The classes are open to the public and suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. 164 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT $3.00
Jazz Jam at Molten Java. Show up and play, 7 pm
5K War Memorial Tribute Run Early Registration Period, Bethel’s Joseph W. Tarrant, Jr. American Legion Memorial Post 100 has finalized plans to host its inaugural 5K War Memorial Tribute Run in honor of our nations fallen war heroes. The event is scheduled to start at 8am, Saturday May 19th 2012 at the Bethel Municipal Center.
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Parks & Recreation Commission 7:30 pm, Meeting Room A
Public Site and Building Commission 7:30 pm Meeting Room B
GARDENING HINTS from Old Farmer's Almanac
Start onions from seed now. They'll be ready for setting out in April. Onions from seed are generally firmer and longer lasting than from sets.
TODAY IN HISTORY from Those Were The Days
1630 - On this day, popcorn was introduced to English colonists when Quadequine, brother of Massasoit, brought a bag of the stuff over to dinner. The featured movie was, um, there was no featured movie, as they hadn’t been invented. So, they all had a big feast and sat around and watched the sunset. It was kinda like a movie...
1879 - We won’t try to nickel and dime you with this nugget, but it is a fact that Frank W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10-cent store. Woolworth’s opened in Utica, New York. Sales at the first store were disappointing ... until Mr. Woolworth moved his operation to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and later, to the entire U.S.A. Remember the lunch counter at F. W. Woolworth’s? You could get a burger and a real vanilla soda or a lime rickey there for about a buck. Those were the days...
1919 - The first dog race track to use an imitation rabbit opened -- in Emeryville, CA.
1931 - Maurice Chevalier recorded "Walkin’ My Baby Back Home" for Victor Records in New York City. The same tune was recorded 21 years later by Nat ‘King’ Cole and Johnny Ray. It became a major hit for both artists.
1949 - Gorgeous George and Ernie Dusek ushered in a brand new era in professional wrestling, with the debut of “flying leaps, sequins and schmaltz,” according to the sports scribes covering the event.
1954 - ABC radio’s popular "Breakfast Club" program, with longtime host, Don McNeill, was simulcast on TV beginning this day. The telecast of the show was a bomb, but the radio program went on to break records as the longest-running program on the air.
1956 - Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time. "Heartbreak Hotel" began its climb to the number one spot on the pop listing, reaching the top on April 11, 1956. It stayed at the top for eight weeks.
1958 - Roy Hamilton’s record, "Don’t Let Go", became #13 in its first week on the record charts. The song was the first stereo record to make the pop music charts. 1958 was the year for several stereo recordings, including "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes" by Chuck Willis, "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters, "Born Too Late" by The Poni-Tails, "It’s All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards and "What Am I Living For" by Chuck Willis.
1965 - Filming began for the Beatles’ second movie, "HELP!", in the Bahamas.
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin became the first woman to win a U.S. thoroughbred horse race. She was riding Cohesian at Charlestown Race Course in West Virginia.
1980 - A pivotal moment for ice hockey in the United States came on this day. The ‘Miracle on Ice’ U.S. victory over Russia was a dramatic, come-from-behind, 4-3, victory. The U.S. went on to defeat Finland, 4-2, two days later to win the gold medal.
1987 - Tze-Chung ‘T.C.’ Chen won his first PGA golf tour title in five years at the Los Angeles Open. Chen defeated Ben Crenshaw on the first playoff hole of the tournament.
1992 - Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Albertville Olympics. Although she fell while performing a triple loop, she committed far fewer errors than her rivals, thus getting the gold medal. Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, Nancy Kerrigan of the United States the bronze. “Yamaguchi crafted her title on a feathery vision of artistic precision and elegance, with near total disdain for the latest trends in acrobatic jumping,” wrote Michael Janofsky in the New York Times.
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