Today is Thursday, Feb. 14, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be a beautiful winter day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 33. (sunrise, 6:41 a.m.; low tide, 7:47 a.m.; high tide, 2:02 p.m.; sunset, 5:14 p.m.)
2. The Salem City Council will meet tonight in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding a $5 million bond order to fund the construction of a new Senior Center in Salem, according to the posted agenda.
3. The Mass Audubon Society announced the winners of their annual photography contest Thursday and we learned that Allison White, of Salem, took home the prize in the Professional Landscape Category. Her winning photo is attached to this post - congratulations!
4. Salem High School's boys' varsity hockey team will take on Everett High School tonight at Salem State University. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:30 p.m., so if you're free, consider stopping by to cheer them on!
5. Today in History: On Feb. 14, 1849, in New York City, James K. Polk became the first serving President to have his photograph taken.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.