Region – On this day in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the first of his famous “fireside chats” via radio transmission from the White House. Roosevelt used these occasions, which were during the times of the Great Depression and World War II, to help communicate and allay fears and panic that many Americans were feeling.
On this day in 1985, Boston Celtics great Larry Bird scored 60 points in a game against the Atlanta Hawks. This was the highest scoring game of his career and is still a franchise record.
And in 1970, the United States voting age was lowered from 21 to 18.
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Congratulations to the St. John's High School varsity basketball team who on Sunday defeated St. Peter Marian, 72-63 in the 2012 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament Boys Basketball Central Division 1 competition.
The Pioneers will next be playing a semi-final game against Springfield Central High School on Tuesday night at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield.
2. Do you love local history? Then you should definitely check out this presentation which will be held at the Shrewsbury Public Library tonight.
3. Caring for a chronically ill partner or spouse can be lonely and stressful. The Well Spouse Association offers compassionate support to local residents who find themselves in this situation. C.A. contributing writer Sue Wambolt profiled the group's leader last November – http://communityadvocate.com/2011/11/26/well-spouse-group-leader-honored-with-good-neighbor-award/
For details on tonight's meeting in Westborough go to http://communityadvocate.com/2012/02/17/westborough-well-spouse-association-meeting/
4. Did you know Algonquin Regional High School has a Hall of Fame? You can check out their website at http://web.nsboro.k12.ma.us/algonquin/HallOfFame/HomePage.htm.
5. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is seeking proposals for a Regional Public Health Coordinator for Hudson, Marlborough and Framingham. The coordinator will implement Community Transformation Grant (CTG) program initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles. For more information go to http://www.townofhudson.org/Public_Documents/HudsonMA_BBoard/0186A943-000F8513.
6. Marlborough officials are asking residents to “Save the Date” for Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon for the annual city-wide “Project Clean Sweep” cleanup day.