5 Things You Need to Know Today: April 9
Learn what type of critter is in the photo with today's 5 Things, and consider cleaning up your town.
Our daily morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. If you're on Facebook, have you checked out the Police Department's active and super-informative page? If you have, then you probably saw the picture of the adorable critter attached to this article; it was found on Hartford Street. (It's a fox.) Like the Natick Police Department on Facebook, and like Natick Patch too, while you're at it.
2. Do you take pride in your town? Does the sight of discarded waste (outside of a trash bin) or debris drive you nuts? If so, consider helping the Natick Trail Buddies. Twice a week, from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, volunteers gather at different trails and woodlands in Natick to help maintain walking trails and adjacent woods, streams and wetlands. See this event listing on Patch for more information about how you can get involved.
3. While we're on the topic of keeping Natick clean...there's also an Earth Day planning meeting tonight. Natick Earth Day is coming up April 22; a planning meeting would be a great way to learn more about it.
4. Readers had quite a bit to say about Baldwin Hill Art & Framing when we asked them in our "Review This," column to add a review to the business' listing on Patch. Nearly every review was overwhelmingly positive and the one customer who had a bad experience got a direct response back from owner Jim Paradis. Patch readers are encouraged to add reviews to any business in our directory; this helps fellow readers and local businesses. Thanks, as always, for contributing.
5. If you're interested in disaster planning, mark your calendars for a meeting that will be held Wednesday night at Town Hall. Police Chief James Hicks will be the guest speaker; he will explain his vision for a collaborative effort in disaster planning for the town.