5 Things to Know Today: Sept. 27
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Good morning, Potomac, and welcome to Tuesday. We’ve compiled your daily “5 Things” to help you get up and greet the day. Among today’s offerings: recaps from yesterday, weather and a bit of quirky information.
1. Today we can expect showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Looks like the rain may last into the evening, with highs near 80 and a low of 64.
2. Did you get a chance to see the Washington Monument earthquake video released by the National Park Service yesterday? Or did you take a look at the equally dramatic earthquake video from Potomac we posted yesterday? Okay, maybe it wasn’t “equally dramatic,” but it was a pretty interesting find.
3. We have a few stories up recapping weekend events, with a few more to come today. Bubba’s Belly Run was a happy success, according to its organizer, Nicki Bunting, and the Middle Eastern bazaar was a festive affair. Remember to send in your pictures showing us how you enjoyed the weekend. Patch always wants to hear from you and we’re excited to feature your photos. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Have you seen any thing new and interesting lately? Have you heard of a great local project? Do you know of a volunteer around the Potomac area who should be recognized for great work? Patch wants to hear. Send us your story ideas, tips, comments or photos to email@example.com
5. How about this for a tidbit of history: During the American Revolution, Lancaster, PA, was briefly the capital of the colonies on September 27, 1777, when the Continental Congress fled the British-controlled Philadelphia. After meeting one day in Lancaster, Congress moved again to York, PA.
So here’s a question: What do you think life in Potomac, MD, would be like now, if the United States had not moved the national capital from Pennsylvania?