The C.A. six tips of the day for Oct. 16

By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor

Region – Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, the 291st day of 2012.

On this day in 1814 a huge vat of beer ruptured at a London brewery, subsequently knocking over other vats. Eight people drowned in the more than 135,000 imperial gallons of beer that flowed in the incident that is now known as the “London Beer Flood.”

On this day in 1933, Albert Einstein fled Nazi Germany and escaped to the United States.

And on this day in 1979, the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. However, she refused to attend the traditional honorees banquet and asked that the $192,000 in funds slotted for that event instead be given to the poor.

Happy birthday today to – Mae Carol Jemison, the first black woman to journey into space (1956); country superstar Alan Jackson (1958); and  lovable Cheers barfly “Norm Peterson,” actor George Wendt (1948).

Here are six tips for the day -

1. After years of sometimes contentious debate, Westborough voters have approved funding for a new fire station.


2. The GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club will be holding a “Girls Night Out” tomorrow evening, Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Marlborough Country Club. There will be lots of vendors there, hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The club will also be collecting donations for the Princess Boutique.

For more information to -


3. The Genealogy Club will meet Thursday Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Southborough Library. The topic will be “Irish Genealogy 202- intermediate Irish research,” with returning speaker Tom Tooey


4. The Shrewsbury Public Library present “500 years of Music for Guitar,” featuring internationally-known guitarist Peter Griggs on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.


5. The Marlborough Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to New York City. For more details go to –


6.  Shrewsbury will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, Oct. 25 to discuss the articles that will appear on the warrant for the Oct. 30 Special Town Meeting. You can review Town Manager Dan Morgado’s recommendations and other documentation on the town’s website.



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