Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another beautiful day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be cloudy, with a high near 53. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 29. (sunrise, 6:58 a.m.; low tide, 9:22 a.m.; high tide, 3:32 p.m.; sunset, 4:10 p.m.)
2. We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America - the best “decked” house in the country. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16.
4. Are you a fan of our weekly House Hunt posts? Last week we offered a closer look at some of Salem's Sleekest Staircases - this week we're showcasing some of the Finest Front Doors in Salem.
5. Today in History: On Dec. 5, 1933, Prohibition in the United States officially ended.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.