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5T: Pop Warner Honors a Fallen Father & More

Your daily dose of all things Woburn, including news, weather and history.


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

 

1) Balloon animals!!

You know what's awesome? Balloon animals. You know what's even more awesome? Learning how to make balloon animals with experts! Join Glenna and Bruce at the Balloon Twisting Jam tonight at 6 p.m. at Bickfords Grille. Even if you've never inflated a balloon, you can come by and learn. There will even be prizes for the best balloon sculptures. 


2) Giving back

There is so much more to hospice volunteering than you may think. Head over to Brightview Country Club Heights today at 10 a.m. for an informational session on how valuable hospice volunteering can be—for the volunteer and the recipient! 

 

3) Anyone tired of the nice weather?

That's just a silly question. We're not! According to the National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, our beautiful fall weather is going to continue again today. More sunshine and temperatures in the mid-60s, along with a nice afternoon breeze.

 

4) In case you missed it

The Woburn Pop Warner family has pulled together to honor Allen Fisher, the father of two who was struck by a car leaving practice on Oct. 9. Mr. Fisher succumbed to his injuries and died on Oct. 15. Pop Warner has given the kids "AF" decals to honor him. Check out how the kids played and photos of the decals here.

 

5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Oct. 24 events in Woburn were:

  • 1891—Governor At Woburn—Gov. Russell visits Woburn from Lowell via "special train."
  • 1932—Woman Gave Up Eight Policies—Police investigate an insurance fraud "racket" in Woburn.
  • 1946—Baby, Left in Attic, Starves; Woburn Mother, 24, Held—A Pearl Street woman is held on murder charges after her two-month-old baby's body is found in the attic. 
  • 1972—Woburn Father Sues To Send Daughter Back to Class—Man alleges daughter hasn't been able to attend a social studies class due to a "personality conflict" with the teacher.

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