Born on this day in history: Ansel Adams, an American photographer known for his portraits of the western U.S. (1902), director Robert Altman (1925), actor Sidney Poitier (1927), former race car driver Bobby Unser (1934), Ivana Trump (1949), Kurt Cobain (1967) and singer Rihanna (1988).
1. Today is Presidents Day in the U.S., known formally as Washington's Birthday when it was signed into law as a federal holiday in 1968. In Massachusetts, according to state law, the governor must also issue an annual Presidents Day proclamation on May 29 each year, honoring presidents with MA roots: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
2. Because of the holiday, federal, state and local government offices are closed today, including Thayer Public Library and the Senior Center.
4. Braintree High School athletics today include:
Boys Basketball, Davenport Classic at Sharon HS vs. Natick/Taunton, TBA
Girls Basketball, Board 54 Tournament at Bridgewater State College vs. Scituate/Bridgewater-Raynham, TBA
Boys JV Ice Hockey at Natick, Chase Rink, 3 pm
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Billerica, Zapustas Arena, 7:10 pm
Boys JV Wrestling Tournament at North Andover HS, TBA
5. The deadline to apply for an open position on the Braintree Retirement Board is approaching. Letters of interest must be received no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 to the attention of Jeanne Martineau, Director, Braintree Retirement Board, 74 Pond Street, 2nd floor, Braintree, MA 02184.
For more info go to http://braintreema.gov/News.aspx?304.