Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. Don't sit in traffic. See our latest feature that also includes the cheapest gas in the area. Let us know what you think of it in the comments.
2. Will the world end? The Mayans are predicting the world will end in a year. Take our poll and let us know what you think of the apocalypse prediction.
3. Share your photos of your favorite parts about Shrewsbury. Add them to our gallery.
4. There's not much light today as today is the Winter Solstice. It's considered the shortest day of the year. Pick up candles at the Paper Store or flashlights at Walgreens or CVS to keep the lights on.
5. Wear your ugly holiday sweater to SPLAT's holiday party at the Shrewsbury Public Library at 5:30 p.m., 609 Main St. The group is for students from fifth grade to high school.