The "Best Picture" winner is The Artist, a period piece set in the 1920s during the change from silent films. It won three Oscars total, including "Best Director" and "Best Actor."
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2. will hold its first meeting of 2012 at noon today in the lower level meeting room at the .
New people are welcome. Cheryl Erins of the Batavia Orchid Society will present The Cultivation of Orchids at Home at the meeting.
Visit pottagardenclub.org for more information.
3. Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 37, according to the National Weather Service. You'll experience some of the same strong winds from Sunday. Gusts could get up to 25 mph. But the winds should die down by tonight. The predicted low is around 23.
4. The St. Charles City Council Government Services committee will meet tonight at 7:05 p.m. at the . On the agenda (among other items) is a request by the residents of the Rivers Edge Homeowners Association, who have asked to share their concerns about the potential traffic impact anticipated from the opening.
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