Start A Cash Mob, Learn To Teach To Learn, Who Is John Tyler?
Five things you need to know today September 20, 2012.
1. Weatherly, expect a day like Monday - sun, a high of 65 degrees, a wind from P’town. The wind may gust to 24 mph, but nothing like Tuesday. Tonight, with a low of 58 degrees, a breeze will blow so lightly we won’t know where it came from.
2. Word of the day : cash mob - people who act to support a struggling retail business. Tweet, mob, meet people, save a local business.
3. This day in 1881, Chester Arthur took the oath of office as the president of the United States. Wait a moment. Inauguration in September? Yes, back then, the country inaugurated presidents in March. September? It was an unusual year. Republican rutherford B. Hayes finished his first and only term, yielding to his friend James Garfield. An office-seeker felt denied by Garfield shot him July 2. He died September 19. Garfield’s Vice-President took office the following day. It was an unusual year to have three presidents. But not so unusual. It had happened previously. Google John Tyler.
4. The Hyannis Youth and Community Center will offer training to high school students to volunteer to help elementary school students with homework skills in October. The training occurs at 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Studies, and common sense, show that teaching re-enforces learning. So go learn how to teach to learn.
5. Barnstable Town Council meets tonight in Town Hall beginning at 7pm. Among other things, they will decide on using community preservation funds to preserve the Hyannis Library building.