Welcome to 5 Things You Need to Know Today, your place for useful facts. We'll provide this early morning digest each weekday to keep Salemites and Salem Patch users in-the-know.
1. Did you know Sen. Scott Brown is quite a pro from the free throw line? We're serious — check out video of the senator's visit to the yesterday afternoon after the luncheon.
2. Speaking of Scott Brown and basketball — did you know Mayor Kimberley Driscoll challenged him to a game of one-on-one? Who do you think would win on the court?
3. It's going to be a nice one today. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies with a high near near 56 degrees. Wind gusts may reach 40 mph.
4. Interested in catching some high school sports today? You're in luck. The boys Witches lacrosse team plays Marblehead Thursday at 7 p.m.
5. Did you check out our Moms Talk yesterday? Our moms took on a very interesting issue — . What do you think of the issue?
To find out what else is happening today in Salem, check out our events calendar.