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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Feb. 14

Happy Valentine's Day!

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 Tuesday, Feb. 14. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Cloudy but relatively warm: We may not have the sun we did yesterday but it should be a bit warmer. According to the National Weather Service we can expect increasingly cloudy skies with a high near 46 degrees. A chance of rain tonight and a slight chance of snow showers with a low around 30. 
  • Public meetings: Burlington's at 7 p.m. tonight in the main hearing room at . Burlington's at 7:30 p.m. in school committee room at .
  • Fly-tying lesson: , 6 Wayside Road, is hosting a "Fly-Tying Series - Prince" session today. The store's fly-tying experts want to help you tie some of the most popular flies. They'll provide the expertise, vises, tools and fly-tying materials. The focus of this lesson will be a nymph, the Prince.
  • Basketball Cancer Fundraiser: 's basketball teams have home games today that are tied in with a fundraising event, Coaches v. Cancer, to raise funds for cancer research. The players will be wearing special shirts, selling items and accepting donations during the games. Click here for more information. Game times are: Girls junior varsity at 3:30 p.m., boys junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., girls varsity at 5:30 p.m. and boys varsity at 7 p.m. All games are against Watertown High.
  • Valentine’s Day: On this day in 728 A.D., a Roman priest named Valentine was beheaded. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Valentine’s Day started with a beheading. Valentine was executed because he continued to perform marriage services for people while they were outlawed in Rome. Legend says that Valentine befriended his jailer’s daughter and left her a brief note signed “From Your Valentine.” After his death, Valentine was deemed a saint. Eventually, the day became what it is known for today—a “holiday” when people exchange love notes and small gifts.

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