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Five Things to Know Today: December 27

Macungie Borough Council is expected to approve its 2012 budget tonight with a tax hike of less than a mill.

1. Weather: A chance of showers but mostly sunny with a high of about 47. Chance of rain is 30 percent, according to the National Weather Service forecast for our area. 

2. In Case You Missed It:  Lots of Snow.

3. Macungie's Budget Vote: Macungie Borough Council is scheduled to vote on the borough's final 2012 budget at 7 p.m. today at the Macungie Institute.

4. Coming Up: Vespa enjoys a local work of art. 

5. Today in History: On this day in 1831, British naturalist Charles Darwin set sail from England aboard the HMS Beagle on a 5-year surveying expedition to such places as the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand. The information and material he gathered on the trip laid the ground work for his theory of evolution and his groundbreaking scientific work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. 

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