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Daily Five: The Cold Weather Continues Today, Tonight

Five things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

1. The cold streak continues today. Today, the National Weather Service predicts scattered flurries after 1 p.m., with a high around 20 and 10 to 15 mph winds. Tonight, scattered flurries are expected, with a low around 9 and it should be windy, according to the service.

2. On January 29th, the Waterford School District is offering an early childhood screening to all 3-and-4-year-old children who live in Waterford. A team of staff members at each elementary school will be conducting the screenings.

The purpose of the screenings is to assess the development of each child in the areas that are vital to the learning process, such as language, gross and fine motor and social skills, according to the district’s website. Children will participate in several planned activities and the staff will answer questions from parents about their child’s performance and development. Each screening will last approximately one hour.

Parents should bring their child or children to the elementary school they would attend, depending on where they live in town. If you are unsure what school that is, click here.

Call the elementary school to make an appointment. The district will hold early childhood screenings in April as well.

3. Today from 11 to 12:15, there is a blood pressure clinic at the Waterford Community Center put on by the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut. It is free and open to the public.

Also, there is still time to enter the "Revitalize your Room" contest being put on by the National Association of Professional Organizers. Send a picture of a room in desperate need of revitalization to contest@napoct.com for the chance to win a full-room reorganization by NAPO members. All entries must be submitted by February 15th. For more information click here.

4. Tonight at 7:30, the Ethics Commission meets in the Waterford Police Department. The meeting is open to the public.

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5. On this date in 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first class. And on this date in 1973, President Richard Nixon announced that peace had been reached in Vietnam.

Quote of the Day

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

-Theodore Roosevelt

Trivia of the Day

Can you name the 1986 inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Yesterday’s Answer: Atlas was condemned to support the earth and sky on his shoulders for eternity.

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