Wednesday, December 19, 2012
What's the deal with all this end of the world talk?
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the end of the world, most of it around the date Dec. 21, 2012. However, experts are saying it's best Eastonites do their Christmas shopping as an apocalypse is not going to happen. There is no evidence that Earth will be destroyed by a solar flare that day and scientists have not detected any planets likely to break Earth's orbit and bump against us. Those in the know are also saying that the end of the Mayan calendar does not portend any disaster. “The best thing about this 2012 nonsense is it creates interest in the Mayan people,” stated Van Stone, an end-of-world debunker and professor at Southwestern College, in an interview with City News Service. “People can go down there and see …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Norton Parents Get Special Delivery on 12/12/12 When Erin Fisher went into labor Dec. 12, she expected it to go well into the next day. Newborn Wesley Scott Fisher was determined to make his birthday an extra special day, however, arriving at exactly 12:12 p.m. Dec. 12, 2012. “We are both doing very well and are going home today,” Erin said. She has lived in Norton for the past five years with her husband Scott. Wesley, named after Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, was born at 6 lbs., 8 oz. at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. To read more, click here. *** Stoughton Couple Gets Married at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12 Joseph Fisher and Nicholas Blanco shouldn't have any trouble remembering their wedding anniversary - the Fisher-Blanco …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said Wednesday was the slowest day for marriages since 2006 when the month, day, and year were all the same number.
Apparently, Easton residents were not interested in securing the final "triple date" wedding day of the century. Easton Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said that the Dec. 12, 2012 Wedding Day was the slowest "triple date" (when the month, day and year are all the same number) day for Easton marriages in six years. As of Wednesday afternoon, Gillis had not issued any wedding licenses. It marks the slowest date since June 6, 2006. Of course, that date was 6-6-06. The next "triple date" day will be nearly 90 years from now on Jan. 1, 2101.