5 Things You Need To Know Today: Sept. 17
National Apple Month, Rosh Hashanah, Framingham Public School students have no school, Massachusetts asking you to go car free or add more passengers to your vehicle this week all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. As Sunday drew to a close, the Jewish community rang in year 5773 as part of their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. There are servies today at Temple Beth Am:
- 8:45 a.m. (L-Z)
- 11:45 a.m. (A-K)
- 3 p.m. Children’s Service (Gr. K-5 / No Tickets Required)
- 3 p.m. Youth Service (Gr. 6-12 in Friedman Hall / No Tickets Required)
- 4 p.m. Tashlich Ceremony (Please wear your casual clothes, bring bread crumbs to toss into the water (symbolically casting off our sins).
3. For the third year in a row, Massachusetts will be celebrating an entire week of going car-free or “car-light,” which includes carpooling or vanpooling instead of driving alone. No other state in the nation has proclaimed a statewide Car-Free Week celebration.
4. September is National Apple Month. Where is your favorite place to go apple picking?
5. Today is Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day. It is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. The U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
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