1. Today is the last day to pay your overdue fines in food during the month of December at the Mystic & Noank Library. The library is forgiving any late fees in return for non-perishable food items equivalent to the value of the fine. Food will be donated to the Groton Social Services and the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. For more information, call 860-536-7721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. . The holidays are here and so is all the festive food. Some of it is naughty but much of it can be nice.
“When party planning during the holidays, it’s important to have variety,” said Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, a nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. “Many of the foods we enjoy around the holidays are not only delicious to eat, but they may also contain cancer-fighting nutrients.”
Kennedy said it’s easy to include them in any menu when you know what to look for. Here is a list of foods and recipes from Kennedy and her colleagues that belong on anyone’s “nice list.”
3. What’s the best purchase you ever made at a local small business?
4. On Friday, December 2, at 4 p.m., Westerly Library is participating with the Rhode Island International Film Festival in presenting "Le Jour le plus Court" (The Shortest Day). According to the library the Shortest Day is an international celebration of French-speaking short films. The library is presenting the following films:
- Bye Bye (2011) - Directed by Edouard Leduc, a sentimental comedy/family drama: Cécile is 50 and divorced. While her daughter, Leila, helps to wax her legs, the subject of her father's new girlfriend comes up.
- Mon petite frère de la lune (My Little Brother From The Moon, 2011) - Directed by Frédéric Philibert, an animated children’s film: A little girl tries to understand why her little autistic brother isn't quite like other children.
- Un homme debout (A man still standing, 2011) - Directed by Foued Mansour, a family drama: A man returns to his home town after several years of absence. His new presence begins to invoke hostility with everyone who used to be a part of his everyday life, and many quickly view his return as a new form of provocation.
- Alice et Moi (Alice and I, 2004) - Directed by Micha Wald, family comedy: Simon has to drive his old aunt Mala and her two friends to the coast. While driving, Simon gets a call from his girlfriend, Alice, and the conversation between the two of them quickly falls into a heated argument. Once Simon hangs up, the three women in the car begin to critique Simon's love life, which doesn't do much to help the situation.
- Cheveau (Hair, 2010) - Directed by Julien Hallard, a dramatic comedy: Philippe is losing his hair! How much time does he have left before he becomes bald? His dermatologist is frank: only your father would know the answer to that question.
5. Today's thought: "Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future." —Paul Boesse.