Five Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 27

School Committee meets, a "Greening Our Community" lecture and the search for a missing man continues.

1. Find Franco. The search continues for . Family and friends of Franco Garcia, 21, of West Newton, stood outside the bar Sunday in hopes of spreading more information Garcia's disappearance. Stay tuned to Patch for more video and photo updates on this story, which will be posted this morning at 5:45 a.m. 

2. Who makes the best sandwich in Newton? Today marks the launch of our new weekly series, "Best of Newton," where we ask readers for their opinion on the best food and services in the city. This week, we're looking to find the best sandwich in Newton. . 

3. School Committee. The School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the . Teacher evaluations and a middle school initiative are two of the agenda items for this evening. For a copy of the full agenda, click the .pdf to the right. 

4. Greening Our Community. The will host another lecture in its Greening Our Community series. Tonight's presentation, , will feature chef, author, speaker and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver. Seaver will talk about the relationship between what lands on our plate and how it relates to and affects the environment. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

5. Dog licenses and off-leash permits now available. 2012 dog licenses and permits for off-leash dog parks are now available through the . Dog Licenses are $15.00; $10.00 if your dog is spayed or neutered. The combination dog license and off-leash Permit is $65.00; $60.00 if your dog is spayed or neutered.


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