Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thursday a.m. update

Today is Garbage Day


St. Patrick's Day.

It's 32 degrees at 7 o'clock.

WKTV forecast:"Low clouds, frost, and fog will greet you on the way out the door this morning. Mild weather is on the way this afternoon, with temperatures climbing over 50 degrees! A mix of sunshine and clouds throughout the day, with generally more sunshine later in the day.

Increasing clouds and the threat for rain showers late tonight as a cold front arrives from the west. Temperatures will stay very mild tonight, in the mid 40s.

A breezy Friday, with decreasing clouds. Highs climb again above 50 degrees.

Cooler, but generally drier weather expected for the weekend. Temperatures settle back into the 40s.

Unsettled and seasonably cool next week. "




Mayor: Jim Younes - 26

Trustee: Thomas McNamara - 27

Trustee: Bruce Treen - 22



I stopped on Gridley Paige Road intending to take a picture of two deer (lower lefthand corner) but ended up with a much better photograph of the sun breaking through the overcast and shining on West Hill.

In Forge Hollow, the ice that had been hiding one of the caves has nearly all melted.

Best shot of the day: SKUNKS CABBAGES!

Not that they're good for anything - you certainly can't cook them! - but they are such a true sign of Spring that, smelly as they are, they bring great joy!




Evening Story Hour *

6:30pm | Ages 2-6 | Sign Up 841-4651

Animal Sleepover.

Let your stuffed friend spend the night in the library.

What silliness will the animals get into in the library at night?

Find out when you pick them up the next day.


Art Extravaganza!

All ages, All day | Drop In
Get your creative thinking cap on and use our materials to create something wonderfully amazing! All art made will be displayed in the Gallery.



"On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland."

"Much of what is known about Patrick's legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, probably in Scotland, to a well-to-do Christian family of Roman citizenship, Patrick was captured and enslaved at age 16 by Irish marauders. For the next six years, he worked as a herder in Ireland, turning to a deepening religious faith for comfort. Following the counsel of a voice he heard in a dream one night, he escaped and found passage on a ship to Britain, where he was eventually reunited with his family.

According to the Confessio, in Britain Patrick had another dream, in which an individual named Victoricus gave him a letter, entitled "The Voice of the Irish." As he read it, Patrick seemed to hear the voices of Irishmen pleading him to return to their country and walk among them once more. After studying for the priesthood, Patrick was ordained a bishop. He arrived in Ireland in 433 and began preaching the Gospel, converting many thousands of Irish and building churches around the country. After 40 years of living in poverty, teaching, traveling and working tirelessly, Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Saul, where he had built his first church.

Since that time, countless legends have grown up around Patrick. Made the patron saint of Ireland, he is said to have baptized hundreds of people on a single day, and to have used a three-leaf clover--the famous shamrock--to describe the Holy Trinity. In art, he is often portrayed trampling on snakes, in accordance with the belief that he drove those reptiles out of Ireland. For thousands of years, the Irish have observed the day of Saint Patrick's death as a religious holiday, attending church in the morning and celebrating with food and drink in the afternoon. The first St. Patrick's Day parade, though, took place not in Ireland, but the United States, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City in 1762. As the years went on, the parades became a show of unity and strength for persecuted Irish-American immigrants, and then a popular celebration of Irish-American heritage. The party went global in 1995, when the Irish government began a large-scale campaign to market St. Patrick's Day as a way of driving tourism and showcasing Ireland's many charms to the rest of the world. Today, March 17 is a day of international celebration, as millions of people around the globe put on their best green clothing to drink beer, watch parades and toast the luck of the Irish."


Have a grand weekend, everyone!

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