The C.A. six tips of the day for Sept. 18
By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
On this day in 1948, Margaret Chase Smith of Maine became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate on her own merit. (Other women had served as senators to complete terms of men who had passed away while in office.)
On this day in 1919, Fritz Pollard became the first African-American to play for a professional football team, the Akron Pros.
And on this day in 2009, a sad day for soap opera fans as after a 72 -year run, “The Guiding Light” comes to an end.
Happy birthday to – cyclist/cancer activist Lance Armstrong (1971); soccer superstar Ronaldo (1976); and actor James Gandolfini (1961).
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 19, Tatnuck Bookseller welcomes Michael J. Till, the author of “Along Massachusetts” Historic Route 20.” ?Stop in between 6 and 8 p.m. to find out why this road was such an important part of Massachusetts's history and hear some of the interesting stories about its past.
2. The Shrewsbury Girls Scouts will have an information night for adults, tomorrow night, Wednesday, Sept. 19.
3. Whitney Place Assisted Living, 5 Lyman St., Westborough, will host Colleen Massey, M.S. and Tim Aungst Thursday, Sept 20 for a presentation, “Get A+ info on (Medicare) Part D.” Please note that pre-registration is required.
4. St. Mary's Credit Union will soon open a new branch in Westborough at the site of the former Friendly's on Route 9, near the McDonalds restaurant on Route 30.
5. The town of Westborough's Municipal Building Committee now has a link on the town's website to advise residents of updates.
6. The town of Shrewsbury has announced the fall leaves, grass and yard waste pickup schedule.
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