Aug. 31: Long Weekend Ahead

It's the final day of August, 2012, and here are your 5 Things to Know Today


1. Long Weekend Ahead: Can you believe it's Labor Day weekend already? [There are some stores around here already stocked for Halloween!] reports that trash and recycling pick-ups will be delayed by one day next week for the holiday.

2. Active Seniors: The Johnston Senior Center has a whole slate of activities going on today:

  • at 9 am
  • at 12:30 pm
  • at 5:30 pm
  • Tickets on sale for the upcoming , all day

3. Support Local Farmers: You may have seen our video on Pezza Farm and the recent , who will be serving the Johnston farm's produce in school lunches this school year. Show your support by heading over to Plainfield Pike and checking out Pezza's selection of fresh veggies and plants.

4. Hot One: We've had a string of sunny days this week, which continued today, though temps will get near 90 today. The weekend looks cooler with daytime highs in the mid-70s.

5. Control Yourselves, Ladies: "Pretty Woman" star Richard Gere — who was also a standout in "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" — turns 63 today. Also on today's birthday list are '80s teeny-bopper hit-maker Debbie Gibson [42], "Rush Hour" screamer Chris Tucker [40], and legendary Olympic sprinter Edwin Moses [57].


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