Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.
Today is Friday, April 6. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Sunny and breezy: Looks like a pretty nice day, though a bit gusty. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 53. North wind between 8 and 13 miles per hour with gusts as high as 24 mph. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 30.
- Closings: are closed today in observance of Good Friday. Other town facilities, including and the Library will be open. The will be closed on Sunday, April 8 for Easter.
- Quilting: The is hosting the Quilt Club from 10 a.m. to noon. The group is open to anyone and is for people who love quilting and want to share ideas with friends.
- 140 word news: Did you know Burlington Patch uses Twitter to post updates of area new throughout the day? If you'd like to stay updated and join in the conversation, follow us on Twitter by following @BurlingtonPatch.
- Carrying a torch: On this day in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens. The tradition began in Ancient Greece, but was banned by a Roman emperor. After 1,500, the games were reborn and saw athletes from 13 nations compete in the international games. There were reportedly 60,000 spectators for the games. The first recorded Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. and then every four years during a festival honoring the Greek god Zeus.