Today is Monday, Dec. 17, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. You'll want to be prepared for wet weather today. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect showers and a high near 45. Tonight should be rainy, with a low around 41. (sunrise, 7:07 a.m.; high tide, 2:00 p.m.; sunset, 4:11p.m.; low tide, 8:17 p.m.)
2. If you haven't heard, Marblehead's very own gold medal winner Kayla Harrison shares the spotlight on the cover of this month's edition of Sports Illustrated with MLB star R.A. Dickey. Congrats Kayla!
3. Dozens of Marblehead residents huddled together at Memorial Park Saturday evening at a candlelight vigil aimed at honoring the memories of those lost in Friday's horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Click Here to view a photo gallery from the local vigil.
4. It's that time of year - time to look back at Marblehead Patch's top stories of 2012. So, before you get settled in for the holidays and prepare to ring in 2013 - Click Here to look back at 10 Stories That Moved Marblehead in 2012.
5. Today in History: On Dec. 17, 1989, the first episode of The Simpsons aired in the United States.
For more things going on in Marblehead today, check out our events calendar.