Bethel Daily Briefing: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hall of Fame nominations, Ribbon Cuttings, Harlem Globetrotters and a little bit of history.


Today is Thursday, March 29, 2012


TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast


Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind between 7 and 9 mph. 

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


GARDEN HINTS   From the Old Farmers Almanac

Is it harmful to water my household plants with softened water?


Softened water could harm some plants if that's all you use on them. It is most likely to do harm to any plant that really prefers a light or sandy soil. The sodium ions in softened water tends to cause the soil to become compacted, destroying its aeration and its ability to hold water. So, we would advice caution if you're using softened water. Don't use cold water to water your plants. The best temperature is room temperature!


QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.

May Sarton



St Thomas Book Fair, March 31, 9 am-3 pm, 95 Greenwood Avenue

Lots of books, lots of genres!


The BHS Key Club will be holding the third annual Easter Egg Hunt at Meckauer Park on Sunday, April 1st. The hunt begins promptly at 11:00, noon and 1:00. Admission is $5 per child. Bring your Easter basket and get ready for a hopping good time of games, sweets and more. We look forward to seeing you then!

Mr. O's Deli on Grassy Plain is celebrating one year in Bethel on Saturday. They will hold a Ribbon Cutting, this Saturday at 12pm during the Bethel Blooms Spring Festival.

Bethel High School is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction class. Submission are due by May 1st. The nomination form can be found in the BHS main office or on the Bethel High School Athletics web page under the "Hall of Fame" Tab. Nomination forms can be emailed to Jayme McGovern at mcgovernj@bethel.k12.ct.us, or can be mailed as a hard copy to Bethel High School, Attn: J. McGovern, 300 Whittlesey Dr., Bethel, CT 06801.


Spaghetti Dinner and Variety Show, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 5 PM

46 Main St, Bethel, CT |

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. 29 – THESIS EXHIBITION: The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition,

APR. 10 featuring the paintings and illustrations of WCSU M.F.A. students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Thursday, March 29, through Tuesday, April 10, in the Higgins Gallery in Room 101 of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8410.


MAR. 29 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will display their usual fun and high-spirited showmanship during a game at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are available at (203) 837-TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.


MAR. 29 MENTOR OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION: WCSU will host an event to celebrate Dr. Jeanne Hatcherson, the Mentor of the Year, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Hatcherson has led many humanitarian travel trips, impacting the lives of those she has visited and the students who have accompanied her. This Women’s History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8486 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2012WomensHistoryMonth.asp.


MAR. 29 COFFEEHOUSE: WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Campus Slammer, the original story slam, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.



Early Dismissal Dates

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 



1848 - Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam. 

1932 - Jack Benny made his radio debut. 

1936 - Italy firebombed the Ethiopian city of Harar. 

1941 - The British sank five Italian warships off the Peloponnesus coast in the Mediterranean. 

1943 - In the U.S. rationing of meat, butter and cheese began during World War II. 

1951 - In the United States, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed in June 19, 1953.

1962 - Cuba opened the trial of the Bay of Pigs invaders. 

1962 - Jack Paar made his final appearance on the "Tonight" show. 

1973 - "Hommy," the Puerto Rican version of the rock opera "Tommy," opened in New York City. 

1973 - The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam. 

1974 - Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. All the guardsmen were later acquitted. 

1979 - The Committee on Assassinations Report issued by U.S. House of Representatives stated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was the result of a conspiracy. 

1982 - The soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" changed from CBS to NBC. 

1992 - Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton said "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again" in reference to when he had experimented with marijuana. 

1993 - Clint Eastwood won his first Oscars. He won them for best film and best director for the film "Unforgiven." 

1998 - Tennessee won the woman's college basketball championship over Louisiana. Tennessee had set a NCAA record with regular season record or 39-0. 

1999 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 10,000 mark for the first time. 




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