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 Monday, Feb. 20. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Sunny but windy: Hold onto your hats today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies today with a high near 39 degrees. Northwest wind between 11 and 14 miles per hour with gusts as high as 25 mph. Clear tonight with a low around 20.
- Mosquito spray opt-out: Anyone who would like to exclude their property from mosquito control spraying next summer should send a certified letter to the Burlington Town Clerk by March 1. The letter should include your name, address, telephone number and the spray program for which the exclusion is requested. In addition the boundaries of the property should be marked every 50 feet by orange surveyors tape or other appropriate means. The type of markings should be stated in the certified letter. For more information call the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
- Calling all bloggers: Burlington Patch is still looking for new bloggers. Do you have a hobby you'd like to talk about, an area of expertise you can share or just a desire to share your thoughts? Sign up to blog on Burlington Patch and share with the community. Send an email to Richard.Hosford@patch.com for more information.
- Know your Nook: Get a Barnes & Noble Nook and can't get the setting the ways you want? Have you had one of the e-readers for a while but still can't figure out all the bells and whistles? Today Barnes & Nobles Booksellers is offering an information session at 7 p.m. on getting to know your Nook. Open to everybody.
- Gold is good: On this day in 1998, American ice skater Tara Lipinsky, at just age 15, became the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history when she struck gold for her performance in the ladies' figure skating competition in Nagano, Japan.