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Bethel Daily Briefing: Weekend of Friday, Dec. 16

What you need to know to start your day in Bethel.

Today is Friday, December 16, 2011, the 350th day of the year. Including today, there are 9 more days until Christmas. 

Weekend Weather

  • 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. 

Municipal Meetings

  • 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 shaniburkespecht@hotmail.com.
  •  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.

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