Bethel Daily Briefing: Friday, March 9, 2012

Um, snow? Really? Sow your seeds for sweeter peas, regardless of the weather. And enjoy a little bit of history.




WEATHER from The National Weather Service 

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind between 8 and 11 mph. 

Friday Night: A slight chance of rain showers, mixing with snow after 8pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes 

But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art.  Russell Banks


Congratulations to the following Bethel High students who earned top places at the DECA State Competition!! A huge THANK YOU to Mark Doolan and Monica Black who did a TERRIFIC JOB helping the students prepare for the competition!!!

The top 6 in most events earned medals, but top 3 are considered finalists:
Automotive Services
2-Eric Bott
3-Steven Segiet
(4-Connor Niessing)
Hospitality & Food Services
2-Andrew Barnes/Stephanie Forese
Restaurant & Food Services
2-Kelsey Parsons
Marketing Communications
(6-Chris Phelps/Victoria Santos)

Dr. Donna Boylan is having a special conversation on the role of Visualizations and Affirmations in our life.  Yes, talking to yourself is not crazy!!! The conversation will be hosted at Boylan Chiropractic in 2 Library Pl, downtown Bethel, Saturday, March 10th at 10 AM. All are welcome. 


Click the link for more information.   1 Memorial Dr, Danbury, CT


Danbury Animal Welfare Society Making A Difference Ball

Danbury Animal Welfare Society is holding it's annual, Silent Auction, Dinner Dance at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury on Saturday,March 10, 2012. This year the theme is "Making A Difference, One Step At A Time".  The honoree is the Wags Doggie Daycamp in Danbury. Please visit the website www.daws.org for more info on how to obtain tickets or sponsor the event.


WCSU Events

MAR. 10 REIKI I WORKSHOP: Reiki Master Deana Paqua will teach a Reiki I workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Reiki is a simple method of hands-on healing that originated in Japan. It is a gentle but powerful way to access pure, spiritually guided life-force energy for self-healing and stress or pain relief. The workshop will provide information about what Reiki is, how it works, how to do a self-treatment and how to treat others. Students will receive an “attunement,” a sacred ritual that passes on the ability to access Reiki energy for healing self and others. The class is open to the public and no experience is necessary. The cost will be $175 for the public and $150 for WCSU students, faculty and staff with I.D. A detailed manual and certificate of completion will be provided to each student. For more information, call (203) 837-8882.



New Business? Planning an event? Proud of someone? New baby in the family? Send in your announcements and we will let the world know!





None today. But make note, The March 15th Board of Education meeting has been canceled.

GARDENING HINTS from Old Farmers Almanac

Sow peas outdoors, even if it's snowy! The earlier they mature, the sweeter they'll be. Sow them as soon as the soil can be worked, but save some for a later planting as well. Choose a location that gets maximum sun.



1454 - Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy. Matthias Ringmann, a German mapmaker, named the American continent in his honor. 

1745 - The first carillon was shipped from England to Boston, U.S. President George Washington. 

1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais were married. They were divorced in 1809.

1799 - The U.S. Congress contracted with Simeon North, of Berlin, CT, for 500 horse pistols at the price of $6.50 each. 

1820 - The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act that paved the way for westward expansion of North America. 

1822 - Charles M. Graham received the first patent for artificial teeth. 

1832 - Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run for a political office for the first time. He was unsuccessful in his run for a seat in the Illinois state legislature. 

1839 - The French Academy of Science announced the Daguerreotype photo process. 

1858 - Albert Potts was awarded a patent for the letter box. 

1859 - The National Association of Baseball Players adopted the rule that limited the size of bats to no more than 2-1/2 inches in diameter. 

1863 - General Ulysses Grant was appointed commander-in-chief of the Union forces. 

1910 - Union men urged for a national sympathy strike for miners in Pennsylvania. 

1916 - Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico. 17 people were killed by the 1,500 horsemen. 

1929 - Eric Krenz became the first athlete to toss the discus over 160 feet. 

1932 - Eamon De Valera was elected president of the Irish Free State and pledged to abolish all loyalty to the British Crown. 

1933 - The U.S. Congress began its 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. 

1936 - The German press warned that all Jews who vote in the upcoming elections would be arrested. 

1945 - "Those Websters" debuted on CBS radio. 

1949 - The first all-electric dining car was placed in service on the Illinois Central Railroad. 

1954 - WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials. The ad was Castro Decorators of New York City. 

1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolled off of the Ford assembly line. 

1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. 

1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defected to the United States. 

1969 - "The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour" was canceled by CBS-TV. 

1975 - Work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline. 

1985 - "Gone With The Wind" went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time. 

1986 - U.S. Navy divers found the crew compartment of the space shuttle Challenger along with the remains of the astronauts. 

1987 - Chrysler Corporation offered to buy American Motors Corporation. 

1989 - The U.S. Senate rejected John Tower as a choice for a cabinet member. It was the first rejection in 30 years. 

1989 - In the U.S., a strike forced Eastern Airlines into bankruptcy. 

1989 - In the U.S., President George H.W. Bush urged for a mandatory death penalty in drug-related killings. 

1990 - Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as the first female and Hispanic surgeon general. 

1993 - Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of violating his civil rights. 

Have an announcement or an interesting bit of news?  Let us know! 

Email Christine Rose at RosepetL5@aol.com


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »