Jul 26, 2014

5T: City Travel Basketball Tryouts Announced & More

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5T: City Travel Basketball Tryouts Announced & More


Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:


1) City's travel basketball

Does your child want to take part in the city's travel basketball program? Several evaluation dates have been set for the program, which is offered to children in grades 4 through 8. The try-out dates are here (note: this will take you of of the Woburn Patch website).

2) Get In Shape For Women

The Woburn business, located at 400 West Cummings Park, is donating proceeds of its memberships to breast cancer support. For every new membership at Get In Shape For Women between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, the gym will donate $100 to the Tanner Ta-Ta's.


3) More rain?

According to the  National Weather Service, we'll have more rain today. Expect rain showers and clouds, along with some fog, today and into the evening. The rain will continue tonight, probably stopping around midnight. Temperatures will be in the 60s, says the NWS.


4) In case you missed it

It's not often that we get to post a really fun story with a happy ending. But we did just that yesterday! If you missed the story you'll want to click on it today. It just might be my favorite story from Woburn Patch!


5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Oct. 4 events in Woburn were:

  • 1911—To Bar Women From Founders—A night rally held in Woburn for the state governor's race.
  • 1920—Widow is Slashed by Suitor, May Die—A 35-year-old East Boston woman was on the "danger list" at Woburn's Choate Memorial Hospital.
  • 1952—State Joins in Probe of 5 Fatalities on Woburn Highway
  • 1954—Royals Crush Woburn Team In Hockey Loop Game—Nashua Royals hockey team scored five goals in the last six minutes to win.
  • 1962—St. Charles Church in Woburn To Mark Centennial
  • 2001—West Nile Claims First Death In Mass.—A 70-year-old Woburn man is the first to die of complications from West Nile Virus.


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