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5 Things You Need To Know Today—Wednesday, Feb. 15

Democrats' caucus tonight; Long Pond hike for evergreens; 8th-to-9th grade honors exam.

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1) Well dark clouds are rollin' inA slight chance of rain showers before 9 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 3 p.m.. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Tonight, a slight chance of showers before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind between 3 and 5 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.)

2) Ah yeah, can you see Dems? Out on the porch. Potato wave: (Make me fries.) Democrats in Melrose will hold a to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2012 nominating convention.

3) A walk in the woods will do: Join Friends of the Fells walk leader Boot Boutwell today at 9:15 a.m. in a as well as other easily recognizable plants of winter. Hike meets at the Long Pond parking lot.

4) Is this a test? It has to be: The MVMMS 8th-to-9th Honors Exam will be administered today at 8:30 a.m. Good luck, future freshmen.

5) We have so much time and so little to see—wait a minute! Strike that. Reverse it: Here's today's lineup of weekly columns that run each Wednesday on Melrose Patch:

  • NEW DAY AND TIME—Poll of the Week: We'll run a poll every Wednesday asking you to weigh in with a quick click on the topic du jour. We'll compile the answers into an article next Tuesday.
  • Get Out: Looking for something to do this weekend? Our roundup of stuff to do this weekend in Melrose now runs on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. (Giving you more time in advance of Thursday night events.)

As always, check our calendar for the full slate of events—and add your own!

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