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.