Daily Five: Cloudy and Cooler Friday, Dayight Saving Time on Sunday, Safe Grad Auction Saturday

Five Things to contemplate on a Friday.


1. It’s Friday again, and it couldn’t have come soon enough. It will be mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 52 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of 36 degrees.

2. On This Day in: 1783, Gen. George Washington gave his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, N.J.; 1895, In Chicago, the first gasoline powered car contest took place in America; 1947, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight; 1948, Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." ; and 1983 - President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

3. Don't forget that Sunday is when Daylight Saving Time ends. Remember to change your clocks and smoke detector batteries.

4. The annual East Windsor High School Safe Grad Good and Services Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday in East Windsor High School’s cafeteria. Sponsored by the East Windsor High School Booster Club/Safe Grad, the donations are made by local businesses. Preview starts at 5 p.m.

5. The Windsor Locks Veterans Council will host a Veterans Day Concert at 2 p.m. November 11 in the Windsor Locks High School Auditorium.  The First Company Governor's Foot Guard Band will perform a variety of selections to honor our veterans.

The concert is free and open to the public.  The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 2 p.m.  Reserved seating will be available to all veterans and their families.


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