Welcome to the first full week of February. Now, if you take advice from Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil) we have six weeks more of winter to endure. If New York's Staten Island Chuck is the groundhog of your heart, we only have six weeks until spring. Let's fall on the side of optimism and precaution. The positive news: Winter or spring, we can make each day a good one. And to be careful, we prepare in advance. This 5 Things list is a step in that direction for this week.
When it comes to weather, this week is one to watch. The National Weather Service's seven-day forecast calls for sunny skies and unseasonably mild daytime temperatures with highs near 50 degrees Monday and Tuesday. Things could change Wednesday, when the NWS predicts about a 30 percent chance of precipitation in the form of rain turning to snow. Should we see the white stuff, the nation's meteorologists say accumulation is expected to be less than an inch. The rest of the week should be dry and sunny, but increasingly cold with highs maxing out in the mid-30s by Saturday and Sunday.
Need help with your taxes? Free in two Parsippany locations this week. The will have tax volunteers available Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The will have tax assistants on hand Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Electronic filing is available at both sites. You must make an appointment during these times by calling 2-1-1.
The township Office of Health continues its series of blood pressure screenings for area senior citizens. are offered Monday through Friday at the at 1130 Knoll Road. The service is offered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but call 973-263-7160 to make an appointment.
Want to but can't come up with the scratch to buy one? Perhaps you can get some help from Lady Luck. The at 979 Littleton Road is accepting registrants every day this week for a holiday contest. The winner will receive a $300 gift basket including spa and luxury items and two one-hour massages at . The contest is free and you can get more information by dialing 973-267-9500.
This will be a busy week at l. Monday brings a at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the for its agenda meeting; the night will include the first . And on Thursday, the meets at the BOE Building to discuss budget, turf fields and the news that the .