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Hollis Holiday Shop, Highlands Holiday Bazaar

5 Things: A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree on Dec. 13, 2013.

Hollis Elementary School file photo.
Hollis Elementary School file photo.
1. Hollis Elementary School hosts its Holiday Shop Friday, Dec. 13.

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2. Highlands Elementary School hosts its Holiday Bazaar Friday and its first winter shopping event this Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More at http://braintree.patch.com/groups/goodnews/p/highlands-hosting-schools-first-winter-shopping-event

3. Another cold but clear one. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 29 degrees with winds 11 to 17 miles per hour. Slight chance of snow early Saturday morning with a low around 15.

4. Today is Friday the 13th. Share your superstitions or your unfortunate Friday the 13th happenings in our Conversations section.

5. On this day in 2000, George W. Bush claimed the presidency, 36 days after election day, in a speech before the Texas House of Representatives. He spoke before a giant Christmas tree and a full house (see a C-SPAN video here).

The day before, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a statewide recount of ballots in Florida was unconstitutional. Democratic candidate Al Gore won more popular votes, but lost by five electoral college votes.

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