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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 11

A special thanks today to all of the nation's veterans.

1. Thank a veteran. It's Veterans Day, so make sure you find someone in uniform and give him/her a special thanks for their service. 

2. It goes to 11. That's right, it's 11/11/11. A rare date on the calendar also something of a holiday for Spinal Tap fans. Is today a special day for you? Getting married? Is it your 11th birthday? Newton Patch wants to hear your story. Email Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

3. Veterans Day Ceremonies. The city of Newton will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at the starting at 11 a.m. Over at , a memorial service will be held at 9:30 followed by a ceremony near the BC Veterans' Memorial. . 

4. School's out...for today anyway, due to the holiday. offices and the will also be closed. 

5. On schedule! All trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky item pick-up will run on schedule this week despite the holiday. The will be closed today but will be open tomorrow (Saturday) from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

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