Today is Friday, December 16, 2011, the 350th day of the year. Including today, there are 9 more days until Christmas.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 46. West wind between 7-14 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
- Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Light west wind.
- Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming north between 5 and 8 mph.
- Saturday Night: A slight chance of flurries between 1-3 a.m., then a slight chance of snow showers after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. North wind between 3-6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
- Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
- Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
- The regular meeting of the Library Board of Directors Development Committe scheduled for 1 p.m. today has been canceled.
Events, Reminders, Notices
- Brotherhood-In-Action Food Sorting: Help deliver food to needy Bethel families with Brotherhood-In-Action this Saturday at , from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
- The will also take place this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. From 1-2 p.m. Patrick Wilde, Town Historian, will give a talk about the history of the school and Bethel, and will be on hand to sign copies of his new book. From 2-4 p.m. Billy Michael will be on hand to lead all in all in carols. Plus a special visit from Santa. Refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact: Ed Rockwell at 203-748-8587 or Shani Burke Specht at 203-791-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- will have their monthly Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Dinner includes salad, beverage, and homemade dessert table. Take out is available - call Bethel United Methodist Church 203-743-6835 after 10 a.m. day of the dinner to place your order. Adults $10, Seniors & Students $8, Kids $5 (under 5 eat free), Family Max $25 (parents & kids), homemade meatballs $.50 each.
- : Save the date for an awesome musical send off as Molten Java sheds their current skin for an ultra-cool, seriously exciting change of locale, they're moving on up right up the road. All your favorite local musicians who helped shape our local music scene will be performing solo acoustic + group electric sets. $5 suggested donation.
Today in History
- 1773: Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston Harbor as a protest against the Tea Act, now known as the Boston Tea Party.
- 1937: Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
- 1972: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnamhas left private peace negotiations, in Paris.
- 1978: Cleveland Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
- 2003: President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act into law. The law establishes the United States' first national standards for the sending of commercial e-mail and requires the Federal Trade Commission to enforce its provisions.
Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.