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5 Things Jan. 23: Cornhole, Judy Bernstein and More

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1. Judy Bernstein performance and Weight Watchers meeting
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton will welcome experienced historical performer Judy Bernstein at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to R.S.V.P. call 508-285-3355.A Weight Watchers meeting will also be held at EPOCH every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and new members are being sought. The meeting is an "at work" format and about four more people are needed in order to meet the minimum. The cost is $39.95 per month. Membership is at a discounted rate with full access to all the Weight Watcher etools.
 
2. Cornhole 
Cornhole tournaments are held every Wednesday, 8 p.m. at Trinity Bar & Restaurant. Cornhole is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden platforms and corn bags in place of horseshoes and metal stakes.

3. Care primer program
Community VNA and Attleboro YMCA will offer a care primer designed for adults of all ages 11 a.m. at the Attleboro YMCA after school drop-in room located at 63 N. Main St., Attleboro. The panelists include Joyce Colletto, RN, Community VNA nurse Liaison, Karole Nicholson, Community VNA outreach manager, Bonnie Ryvicker, community outreach liaison and Stacey Hiltner, community outreach representative. Areas of caregiving topics will cover eligibility for certified home health services, private home care, adult day health care, end of life care and local resources for the caregiver. Care 101 is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Call Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey, Attleboro Y Health and Wellness Director at 508-222-7422.

4. Unemployment rates up
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the December 2012 seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were up in all twenty-two areas over the month. Over the year, the rates are down in six areas; twelve areas went up; and four areas were unchanged.

Statewide, the December seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, up 0.5 of a percentage point. Over the year, the statewide unadjusted rate was unchanged.

The seasonally adjusted statewide December unemployment rate, released on January 17th, was 6.7 percent, up 0.1 of a percentage point over the month and down 0.2 of a percentage point from the 6.9 percent rate recorded in December 2011.  The statewide seasonally adjusted jobs estimate showed a 7,500 job gain over the month.

The labor force, unemployment rates and jobs estimates, for Massachusetts and for every other state, are based on statistical methodologies specified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The unadjusted unemployment rates and job estimates for the labor market areas reflect seasonal fluctuations and therefore may show different levels and trends than the statewide seasonally adjusted estimates.

5. High near 20, low around 6
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind will be 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 6. West wind will be 6 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

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