5 Things to Know Today: June 26, 2012
File your "Declaration of Intent" to run for president by this Friday in Annapolis.
Good morning, Chevy Chase! It's Wednesday, June 27, and here are five things to know today:
1.) Temperatures will be in the high 80s, with no chance of rain and a humidity index of 41 percent, according to Weather.com.
2.) The deadline for filing a "Declaration of Intent" to seek a nomination in the general presidential election by petition or from a non-primary political party is this Friday, June 29, at 5 p.m. The filing must be done in-person at the Maryland State Board of Elections, 151 West St., Annapolis. For more information, call 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit
3.) Nominate your favorite businesses in or near Chevy Chase by Monday, July 9, in this summer's Readers' Choice series. Show your support for our local businesses!
4.) Montgomery County is planning a couple of fireworks displays next Wednesday.
5.) Today in history: One hundred and thirty-two years ago (in 1880), humanitarian Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, AL. Despite becoming deaf and blind in 1882, Keller learned to read Braille and to communicate (including reading lips and speaking), and she graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904. Read more about Keller's extraordinary life on Biography.com, on the American Federation for the Blind's website and on the website of the Hellen Keller Birthplace.