I've been teaching myself shell scripting, and I've been meaning to write a basic script to display the time and school closing information for my school age siblings anyway. I've uploaded a basic prototype to GitHub
if anyone wants to try it out. It basically just displays the time and the latest blog posts from vintagecomputing.com. Time zone and format (12 or 24-hour) are user-selectable, but only 4 time zones plus UTC are listed. Most of the other limitations are listed in the README.
I haven't decided on some key implementation details because I don't know how others are interested in running it (such as with a real Telnet daemon or via netcat).
P.S. - If anyone has some screenshots of the time display from StarTTY, I can make the clock look more like it. I found them for most of the numbers, but I had to make a couple from scratch (6, 7 and 9, I think). Also, did StarTTY support ANSI color codes?