Five Things You Need To Know Today, Aug. 24

Today is a national holiday... of sorts.

Here are five things you need to know today:


1) Ending our week with more sunshine

According to the National Weather Service, our beautiful week will continue today with more terrific weather. Look for sunny skies, temps in the high 80s and a nice calm afternoon breeze. How's that for a terrific Thursday?


2) Planning ahead

The is hosting a at 12 p.m. at 10 Commerce Way. The carnival will include a dunk tank, bouncy house, chuck-a-duck, pie-in-the-face and more! There will also be food and drink available. You can have fun, win prizes, and support children with autism.


3) Event spotlight

Another weekend highlight—the is hosting a sports field day on Saturday. At 1 p.m., you can get some meet the staff and find out what's going on at the Y. 


4) In case you missed it

The top story yesterday was news that a while he is awaiting trial on several charges, all sex crimes against children. If you missed the story Wednesday, .


5) Pass the waffles! 

 Today is National Waffle Day, the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. According to MrBreakfast.com Cornelius Swarthout of New York received his patent for a "device to bake waffles" on this day in 1869. To celebrate here are eight strange waffle recipes, including "peanut butter," "bacon chocolate chip" and "orange chocolate chip." Click here for the recipes and enjoy!


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