5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 27
Candidates at the Chenery, pool's open and West Nile virus is more of a threat.
1. The Belmont League of Women Voters is holding a Primary Candidate's Night at the Chenery Middle School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Come out and see those who'll be in a contested race on Sept. 6, including the three seeking the State Representative's seat: Dave Rogers, Margaret Hegarty and Bobby Reardon.
2. If you were on vacation – like so many last week – or were turned away early last week, you'll like to know that the Underwood Pool is open after being closed for three days last week due to a faulty valve. The historic pool will remain open until the end of the season on Sunday, Sept. 2.
3. The threat of contacting the West Nile virus is now at deemed to be "high" according to state health officials. Here are some ways of protecting you and your family from getting the disease.
4. How to get the most out of your digital camera at the Beech Street Center. “Get the most out of your digital camera,” or “Photoshop Elements for Digital Photos.” Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment, with instructor David Ching. Call 617-993-2970 for an appointment for either of these tutorials.
5. On this day in 1859 – the same year Belmont was incorporated – petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn. leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.