Today is Friday, March 30, 2012
About the photo: Bethel High School students are creating a film about a cupcake. Third graders will soon give the star a name. To read more, click
TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind between 7 and 10 mph.
Friday Night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Southeast wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
GARDEN HINTS from The Old Farmers Almanac
How high should I stake my pole beans? And how far apart should I plant cabbage?
Stake your beans to a height that's comfortable for you, then train them to go down. Plant cabbage 12 to 24 inches apart in the row, depending upon the variety and the size of head desired. The closer the spacing, the smaller the heads. Early varieties are usually planted 12 inches apart in all directions. Early varieties produce 1 to 3 pound heads and later varieties produce 4 to 8 pound heads. Sow cabbage seed 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Keep the seeds moist and thin or transplant the seedlings to the desired spacing. The plants removed may be transplanted to another row or flat.
QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes
I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
The Bethel Middle School Science Fair will be held at 5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students in grades 6 through 8 will display posters reflecting their research and answer questions about their results. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-3215.
Eloise Gagnon, a student in the 3rd form (9th-grade) at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the spring term of 2011-2012. Gagnon is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gagnon of Bethel.
The BHS Key Club will be holding the third annual Easter Egg Hunt at Meckauer Park on Sunday, April 1st. The hunt begins promptly at 11:00, noon and 1:00. Admission is $5 per child. Bring your Easter basket and get ready for a hopping good time of games, sweets and more. We look forward to seeing you then!
Mr. O's Deli on Grassy Plain is celebrating one year in Bethel on Saturday. They will hold a Ribbon Cutting, this Saturday at 12pm during the Bethel Blooms Spring Festival.
Bethel High School is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction class. Submission are due by May 1st. The nomination form can be found in the BHS main office or on the Bethel High School Athletics web page under the "Hall of Fame" Tab. Nomination forms can be emailed to Jayme McGovern at firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be mailed as a hard copy to Bethel High School, Attn: J. McGovern, 300 Whittlesey Dr., Bethel, CT 06801.
St Thomas Book Fair, March 31, 9 am-3 pm, 95 Greenwood Avenue Lots of books, lots of genres!
Spaghetti Dinner and Variety Show, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 5 PM
Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Senior High Youth to raise money for their annual Mission Trip. The dinner is 5 to 7 pm with a Variety Show to follow. Free will offering.
MAR. 29 – THESIS EXHIBITION: The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition,
APR. 10 featuring the paintings and illustrations of WCSU M.F.A. students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Thursday, March 29, through Tuesday, April 10, in the Higgins Gallery in Room 101 of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8410.
MAR. 30 SCIENCE FAIR: WCSU will host the Bethel Middle School Science Fair at 5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Science Building on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students in grades 6 through 8 will display posters reflecting their research and answer questions about their results. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-3215.
MAR. 30 DINNER-OPERA EVENT: The WCSU Alumni Association will host a Night at the Opera at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The cost will include dinner and a ticket to the department of music production of “Carmen.” For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298.
MAR. 30 – 31 OPERA PRODUCTION: The WCSU Opera will present Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets and information, call (203) 837-TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
MAR. 31 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.
Early Dismissal Dates
Fri, March 30, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
TODAY IN HISTORY from On This Day
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether.
1855 - About 5,000 "Border Ruffians" from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature. It was the first election in Kansas.
1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1909 - In Oklahoma, Seminole Indians revolted against meager pay for government jobs.
1950 - U.S. President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1958 - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its initial performance.
1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV.
1993 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first home run.