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Five Things for Wednesday: Edible Scarecrow, Historic District Commission Meeting & More

Check in with your daily dose of East Providence area information, including news, weather and history notes!

East Providence Weather:

  • Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. North wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. North wind around 9 mph.

Edible Scarecrow: Come by the Riverside Branch of the East Providence Public Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue from 3:00pm-5:00pm to make a scarecrow out of cookies and candy. All ages welcome. Contact Sharon Branch at 401-433-4877

Historic District Commission: The HDC meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.

Post to Patch Yourself; Try Blogging: It's ridiculously easy for to post an event or make an announcement on East Providence Patch. Blogging is simple, too. Just click here and read how easy it is.

This Day in History: On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New YorkMoby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: "Call me Ishmael." Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.

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