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5 Things: Groundhog Day 2013 is Saturday, Winchester Open Houses & More

Check out the Winchester Patch 5 Things column for Friday, Feb. 1.

Here is the Winchester Patch 5 Things column for Friday, Feb. 1: 

1. Partly sunny: It is expected to be partly sunny all day Fridaym, with temperatures reaching a high of about 36 and a low of 19 at night, according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Winchester. Winds will be 15-17 miles per hour (mph) during the day and 10-15 mph in the evening, according to the forecast.

2. In case you missed it: Check out a sampling of recent home sales in Winchester in our latest Sold column.

3. Don't forget: Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2. It will be the 127th annual celebration of Groundhog Day, and "according to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring," reads the Groundhog Day website.

4. Open houses: Check back with Winchester Patch at noon on Friday to see a sampling of open houses in our latest House Hunt column.

5. Food pantry: The Servant's Heart Food Pantry is expected to be open from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Faith Evangelical Church, 200 Franklin St., Melrose. The food pantry helps more than 200 families in the Winchester region by providing emergency food to people in need.

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