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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 18

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Marblehead.

Today is Thursday, Oct. 18, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be a pleasant day in Marblehead. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 59. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 53. (sunrise, 7:00 a.m.; low tide, 7:31 a.m.; high tide, 1:45 p.m.; sunset, 5:55 p.m.)

2. Are you a dog person? If you answered yes, you'll probably love this story about a local woman who is helping a group called the Rescue Road Warriors transport dogs from shelters and puppy mills on a road trip to find them loving homes. Click Here for the full story.

3. The Marblehead Board of Health will be sponsoring a flu clinic this afternoon at Village School on Village Street. The event is scheduled to run from 3 to 6 p.m. and shots will be available for residents over the age of 5.

4. Marblehead High School's varsity field hockey team will take on Peabody this afternoon at Seaside Park. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on.

5. Today in History: On Oct. 18, 1968, The US Olympic Committee suspended Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

For more things going on in Marblehead today, check out our events calendar.

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