Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 20, 2012
Great weather for fishing... And it's National Small Business Week!
1. It will continue to be sunny today, with a high near 68. East wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south. Tonight, look for partly cloudy skies, with a low around 55. East wind between 5 and 8 mph. Enjoy it today, folks because the the next three days look a little sketchy with possible rain.
2. Gyre \ˈjī(-ə)r\ - : a circular or spiral motion or form; especially : a giant circular oceanic surface current.
3. Baseball may not be your thing but if it is and you appreciate the legends of the game, then you can meet one in person today at Lowell Park in Cotuit at 1:00 pm. Yes, that's right, former longtime University of North Carolina head baseball coach and current Cotuit Kettleers field manager Mike Roberts will be in town to give a clinic on his specialty: stealing bases. The clinic is for high school-aged players and costs $60 but it's well worth the fee and heck, you might even get to chat with one of the all-time greats of the game.
4. Do you own a small business? If you live in Barnstable, there's a good chance that you either own a small business or work for one, so this is your week. Starting today, Sunday, May 20, it's National Small Business Week and one little bonus is that Staples is honoring all those small business owners who help keep the local economy ticking. As way to recognize and thank the outstanding small business owners and the contributions they are making in the community, Staples is giving listeners of local radio station Ocean 104.7 a chance to honor small businesses who make a difference by rewarding them with a $100 Staples gift card. Just visit http://www.ocean104.com/pages/national-small-business-week
and nominate your favorite local business for the reward.
5. For all you fishermen, the stripers are in and fishing is red hot right now. High tide in Hyannisport was at 12:25 am in the wee hours, but it will return once again around lunchtime at 12:58 pm. Sunset tonight will be at 7:59 pm, but with the weather beginning to change for Monday, sunset may just be the perfect time to hook into a keeper from the shore.