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Security Guards at Somers Schools; Palace of Wonders; Polar Plunge

Here are five things you need to know today, Dec. 28.

1. Uniformed Security Guards at Somers Schools

Somers School District Superintendent Raymond H. Blanch wrote earlier this month that as a result of the District Crisis Team work, they will have a uniformed security guard presence at the entrance of each school starting Wednesday, Dec. 19.

He wrote: "The guard will be augmenting our current staff in checking for visitor IDs as well as securing our schools. All of our security guards will have at least 10 years of law enforcement experience. As we continue to enhance the security of our schools for the safety of our children, I will keep you updated."

2. Discount Ski Ticket Program

Discount ski tickets are available for Bromley, Hunter, Killington, and Windham ski resorts are available. Tickets may be obtained at the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Office. Click here for pricing.

The Yorktown Parks and Recreation office is located at 176 Granite Springs Road. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3. Children's Program – Palace of Wonders

The family show for families with children ages 3 and ober will be held on Friday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. at the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak. 

4. Weekend Weather – Sunny but Cold

The weather is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 36 on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. On Saturday, forecasters are predicting snow mainly after 9 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 31.

5. Polar Plunge at Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill

Join The Quiet Man Public House & the This Is Me Foundation for their first annual Polar Plunge on New Years Day. Participants will be taking sponsorships  to 'Plunge' into the Hudson on New Years Day with all proceeds going to scholarships for local students.  Interested in participating? Emailinfo@thisismefoundation.com or just come on down to support and observe. The Quiet Man Public House will be providing beverages to keep all those attending warm!! You may also sponsor a participant by visiting www.wepay.com/donations/polarplunge. To learn more about the This Is Me Foundation, www.thisismefoundation.com or 'LIKE' us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/thisismefoundation

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