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Nice and Sunny – Today will be a nice, sunny day with a high of 38 and a low of 17.
– From 10- 11 a.m. the Robbins Library's “Roots and Shoots” group will be meeting to have their monthly chat via Skype with children and teachers in Tanzania.
– Head over to Veteran Memorial Rink tonight at 6 p.m. to cheer on the Arlington High girls varsity ice hockey team. Today's opponent: Gloucester High.
Artbeat has a host of specials going on this month including, between 2/21-2/25 they are offering a School Vacation Week Special called “Painting the Wild.” Bring your kids to learn how to create your own safari by painting miniature papier mache animals or creating animal images on canvas - special price low price of $7 plus surfaces. Click here to learn more
Today in History: Today in 1974, Patty Hearst, daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the terrorist group the SLA.