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. 21. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Still not really winter: Looks like a another relatively nice day, especially for February. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high temperature near 46. Scattered showers tonight with a low around 38.
- Public meetings: The Ways & Mean Subcommittee is meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Town Hall executive meeting room to discuss the FY13 budget. The Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at Town Hall.
- Fly-tying lesson: L.L. Bean, 6 Wayside Road, is hosting a "Fly-Tying Series - Adams" 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 dry fly, the Adams.
- Hockey tournament: The Burlington High School boys varsity hockey team is playing a home game against Medford High at 7:15 p.m. at the Burlington Ice Palace for the Cahoon Tournament.
- Assassination of a leader: On this day in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated during a public appearance in Washington Heights, New York. Malcolm X, a follower of the Nation of Islam, became a powerful force in the civil rights movement, but began to preach in ways against the Nation’s beliefs. In 1965, he was shot to death by members of the Nation of Islam while speaking in front of followers of X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity.