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5 Things Aug. 16: Hazardous Weather, Titanic and More

Your Patch Facts for the day.

Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

1. Hazardous weather expected
Patchy fog is expected before 9 a.m. There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind will become north around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 63.

2. Norton Public Library remembers the Titanic
This year marks the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, the world's largest passenger liner. The Titanic has always been a story of superlatives: a ship so strong and so grand, sinking in water so cold and so deep. After striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, the Titanic sank in less than three hours in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. It was her maiden voyage. Resting more than two miles deep in the North Atlantic, the story of the R.M.S. Titanic still pulls at our imagination. Join Gary Hylander 10 a.m. in the Community Room as he discusses and explores this fascinating subject.

3. Arc Business After Hours
The Arc of Bristol County will host Business After Hours 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at 141 Park St., Attleboro. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Register by calling any Chamber office.

4. “Like” us on Facebook!
Norton Patch is finally over 900 followers on Facebook. I've been given the goal to reach 1,000, however. What can I do to entice you guys to share this page with everyone you know? I will pick one of your suggestions and go through with it if I reach 1,000 followers by Oct. 15.

5. Obituary
Jeffrey E. Boudreau, 65, of Ashland, formerly of Watertown, Foxborough and Norton, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. To learn more about Jeffrey and his memorial service tune in at 4 p.m.

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