The fourth President of the United States, James Madison, was born on this day in 1751. Madison was one of the key Founders who helped to draft the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
On this day in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's “The Scarlett Letter” was published. This story, considered to be a masterpiece in American literature, was the first of Hawthorne's works that established him as a literary equal to others in his circle that included Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Shrewsbury residents are invited to participate in a forum on Monday night, March 19 to discuss the town's Open Space and Recreation Plan.
2. Alzheimer's can be devastating to the entire family. For the caregiver, it can be especially lonely and exhausting. The Marlborough Senior Center will be presenting a program on Monday, March 19 as a way to share tips and strategies on coping.
3. Flowers aren's just beautiful to look at; they can also provide helpful health benefits. On Monday, March 19, the Hudson Garden Club will be holding a program on the benefits of aromatherapy.
4. We'se all heard how important it is to donate blood. Here's a chance this weekend to put your good thoughts into good action. (And get a free Regal Cinema movie ticket and a coupon good for a free lunch from Cumberland Farms, too!)
5. Are you or someone you know looking for a job or stuck in one that feels dead-end? If so, why not check out this seminar in Southborough Tuesday night, March 20?
6. The Northboro Junior Woman's Club will be sponsoring a fantastic program in April – a ” Pinwheel” garden to benefit the Massachusetts Citizens for Children, a state organization that is partnering with Prevent Child Abuse America. To find out how to get involved go to