Today is Wednesday, March 28, 2012
TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast
Wednesday: A chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming southwest between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. North wind between 9 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
GARDEN HINTS from Old Farmers Almanac
I recently moved into a very old home that came with a very old raspberry patch. I pruned and cleaned it out last year, but it didn't do well. Is there anything in particular that raspberry bushes like that may give my berries a boost for the coming summer?
Pruning is the key. Make sure that you prune out all the old brown canes. Lop them off at ground level. Leave only six of the strongest green canes per 12 inches of running row, or nine canes per 18 inches. And don't let plants grow outside an 18-inch-wide row. Mow down new unruly shoots, or you'll end up with a jungle instead of neat rows.
QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
Wednesday, March 28, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion
Bethel Public Library
Contact: 203-794-8756 ex. 4 email@example.com
This morning's selection is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Our Russian-born Librarian, Kate, will facilitate the discussion of this classic tale of the doomed love affair between rebellious Anna and dashing Count Vronsky. Held in the Seelye Room of the Bethel Library. No registration is required. Copies of books are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting.
The Pen & Paper Creatives Collective, Wednesday, March 28th
7pm to 9pm
An inaugural gathering of creatives...writers, artists, photographers, bloggers, craftspeople...everyone!
Looking for likeminded souls for an evening of sharing? Need feedback on a project? Searching for a new idea? Trying to overcome writers block?
Join us for a special evening of creative exploration
The Pen & Paper Creatives Collective
will be led by Michele Lee Amundsen: NE Liberal, MN expat. Martini drinking writer, non-fiction editor, passionate equestrian.
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.
WCSU Free Events
MAR. 28 WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON: The WCSU Foundation will host its annual WestConn Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203) 837-8279.
MAR. 28 LECTURE: New York University Professor of Sociology Dr. Richard Arum, co-author of “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” will speak at noon in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-9401.
MAR. 28 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, “Introduction to Drum Circles” will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU employee Dan Mustin will lead this session sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Attendees are invited to bring a drum. The session will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-3903.
St Thomas Book Fair, March 31, 9 am-3 pm, 95 Greenwood Avenue
Lots of books, lots of genres!
Early Dismissal Dates
Wed, March 28, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
Thu, March 29, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
Thu, March 29, 2012Professional Development Day - Early Dismissal BHS, BMS & JS
Fri, March 30, 2012 Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-3
TODAY IN HISTORY from On This Day
1797 - Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.
1865 - Outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York. The law banned "painting on stones, rocks and trees."
1885 - The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
1911 - In New York, suffragists performed the political play "Pageant of Protest."
1938 - In Italy, psychiatrists demonstrated the use of electric-shock therapy for treatment of certain mental illnesses.
1967 - Raymond Burr starred in a TV movie titled "Ironside." The movie was later turned into a television series.
1974 - A streaker ran onto the set of "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
1979 - A major accident occurred at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. A nuclear power reactor overheated and suffered a partial meltdown.
1986 - More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played "We are the World" simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.