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Five Things You Need to Know Today in Norwood: Schools Closed, Trash Pick Up Delayed Due to Storm

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Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

1. All Norwood Schools are closed today due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Please use caution if venturing out today, and stay tuned to Norwood Patch for any weather-related hazards.

2. Check out further tips for storm readiness at the Norwood Police Emergency Preparedness Guide on the department's website here.

3. Donate your gently used coats to the Norwood Rotary Coat Drive to benefit the Norwood Community Ecumenical Food Pantry. Donation locations are Town Hall, Public Safety Offices, Civic Center, Coakley Middle School, Norwood High School, Xaverian Brothers High School, Norwood Podiatry Offices, and the Senior Center.

4. It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past.

5. From the Town of Norwood website: Due to the storm, trash pick-up will be delayed one day for the week of October 29. Friday's scheduled pick up will be on Saturday.

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