5T: YMCA To Offer Family Nurturing Program for Free

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


1) Family nurturing program

The North Suburban YMCA is hosting a family nurturing program for 12 weeks in the spring. The program starts Feb. 6 and will run until April 24 at three different times. In the program, parents and children will work together and learn about behaviors, expectations, relationships and more. To sign up, call 617-571-7270 or email aluckiewicz@ymcaboston.org.


2) Name That Tune!

The Woburn Senior Center is hosting a "brain health event" as part of its ongoing senior issues lecture series. The event will focus on music and brain health. The series is funded by a Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN grant from Lahey Clinic. 


3) Rainy start

According to the National Weather Service's pinpointed forecast for Woburn, it's going to a be a rainy morning. Expect showers this morning, but tapering off and leading to sunshine later. Temperatures will range from 50s to 40s.


4) In case you missed it

Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren was reportedly named to a key committee yesterday, starting in January when she takes office. Check out the story here.


5) Headlines in history

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Dec. 5 events in Woburn were:

  • 1901—Woburn Experiences A Most Disastrous Fire—A devastating fire damages Thompson Building, businesses and social/fraternal clubs at Everett and Main street corner. 
  • 1913—Woman Held Up in Woburn—One man covered the woman's mouth while another grabbed her purse. Woman was reportedly "made hysterical" by the incident.
  • 1914—Much Doubt in Woburn—Over the mayoral race in "Leather City."

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