1. Memories: Did you get photos or video of your kid's first day at school yesterday? Share them with JohnstonPatch readers [click for article and upload link]. And if you're more inclined to the written word, check out local mom Mary Quirk-Sasa's blog on the first day of school and post a reply.
2. Warmer: That little taste of fall yesterday will give way to warmer temps today, with highs in the low 80s. Sunny days and cool nights in the forecast through Saturday.
3. Shop Local: We've got two farmers markets on the Events page today:
- Fruit Hill Farmers Market at Rhode Island College, 4 to 6:30 pm
- Providence/Armory Farmers Market at the Cranston Armory, 4 to 7 pm
And don't forget — you can post your own event, yard sale, or business promotion on the JohnstonPatch Events page. [Click to go directly to Event template.]
4. Give It A Look: Have you checked out our Pics & Clips gallery lately? Jerri Moon Cantone — who previously posted a great shot of the super moon from a couple of months back — added some photos of a huge flock of birds in the Winsor Hill area.
5. Hail to the Chief: Boston Celtics legend Robert Parrish turns 59 today. Also on the famous birthday list are investor Warren Buffett , "Charlie's Angels" remake star Cameron Diax , and tennis plater Andy Roddick .