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5 Things Aug. 11: Trip Tips, National Farmers Week and More

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5 Things Aug. 11: Trip Tips, National Farmers Week and More

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1. Thunderstorms likely
There is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. It will be humid with highs in the lower 80s. South winds will be 10 to 15 mph. Tonight there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. There will be areas of fog. Lows are expected to be in the mid 60s.

2. Tween Night at Frenzy
Saturdays are Tween Night at Frenzy from 6 to 9 p.m. Ages 11 and older can stop by for inflatable fun. Admission is $10.

3. National Farmers Market Week
Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Attleboro Farmers Market on N. Main Street. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Limited edition glass drinking jugs will be offered. On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be featured this week. Game boards will also be available in the social tent. Spring produce and vegetables will be available from area farms as well as other local vendors. This weeks’ food drive will benefit Murray UU Church Food Pantry. Non-perishable and not out-of -date food products and toiletries are requested for donation. For more information visit the Attleboro Farmer’s Market website, Facebook, e-mail AttleboroFarmersMarket@gmail.com or call 508-736-9061.

4. Trip tips for protecting valuables
Going on a trip? Here are a few tips on how to protect your money, luggage and other valuables by Amica Insurance:

  • Avoid bringing large amounts of cash. Carry one or two credit cards and use travelers checks when possible.
  • Don’t bring valuable or irreplaceable jewelry, electronics or collectibles.
  • Make sure each piece of luggage is labeled inside and out with your name, address and telephone number. This goes for carry-ons, too.
  • Keep cash, credit cards, passports and airline tickets in the hotel safe. And keep your hotel door locked at all times.
  • If you have to carry cash or credit cards, don’t keep them in handbags or outside pockets that are easy for thieves to access. Inside pockets and shoulder bags across the chest are safest.
  • Leave an itinerary with a family member or friend who can contact you in the event of an emergency.
  • Remember to bring a photo identification card and updated passport if you’re traveling outside of the United States.
  • Contact your doctor to see whether you need any immunizations before you travel to a foreign country.
  • Don’t forget to bring any prescription medications you may need. Keep them in their original, labeled containers and carry copies of your prescriptions, including the generic names.
  • If you’re traveling by air, review the Transportation Security Administration’s list of prohibited items to bring on airplanes.
5. Bravery on the Norton Police force
A Norton police officer managed to pull a teenage girl from a fiery wreckage early this morning just before it was fully engulfed in flames. To learn more .

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