Five Things for Tuesday: Clearing, Contest, Greetings, Free Pizza

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Johnston Weather: 

  • Wednesday: Chance of snow. Clearing later. Highs in the 40s.
  • Wednesday night: Mostly clear and colder. Lows in the 20s.
  • Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the 40s.

Contest: It's time for the Patch "Deck the House" Contest, where the winner could snag a cool $100,000 for their local school district, plus $500 to help with the electrical bill. Click here for more info.

Greetings: Yesterday we posted a holiday greetings video from Lt. Col. Bill Courtemanche of the USAF. If you've got a friend or family member serving overseas, be sure they send videos to joseph.hutnak@patch.com — and if you want to make a video and post it, let me know!

Free Pizza: Looking for a little extra motivation for your kids to get good grades? Paul's Pizza in Cumberland is offering a free small pizza for students who hold a "B" average in all of their classes. The end of the second quarter is only two months away, you know...

Celebrity Birthdays:

  • Jon Stewart, 50: Host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
  • Paul Shaffer, 63: Leader of the "CBS Orchestra" for Dave Letterman.
  • S. Epatha Merkerson, 60: Played Anita Van Buren on "Law and Order."


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