Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: Aug. 1
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1. Here are five things you need to know:
1. Vehicle Night: For some kids, it may be the highlight of the summer – vehicle night at Hamilton-Wenham Library. Emergency vehicles, tree trucks and snowplows will be just some of the vehicles on display in the library parking lot from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2. Sports Registration: Wednesday is one of the last chances for students to register for fall sports at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. Registration forms and payment will be accepted at the athletic office from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.
3. Trails and Sails: Each fall, the Trails and Sails weekend has become a tradition in Essex County, offering a variety of events that showcases what the region offers. This year, it is scheduled for over 200 locations on two weekends – Sept. 21-23 and Sept. 28-30. On Wednesday, the website outlining the 2012 offerings will be launched. Last year, for example, one of the events occurred at Green Meadows Farm.
4. Eagle Scouts: Exactly 100 years ago on Wednesday, the first Eagle Scout Award in the country was earned by Arthur Eldred. And on the eve of that anniversary, Wenham’s three newest Eagle Scouts - Andrew Gauthier, Thomas Grimshaw, Keaton Holappa and– were honored by the Board of Selectmen at Wenham Town Hall. That makes 93 Eagle Scouts awarded in Wenham, and Albie Dodge was the first.
5. Mike’s Auto: The Hamilton Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night again takes up the application of Mike’s Auto to sell used cars. The controversy has been going on since the spring and Mike's has not sold any used cars from the downtown Hamilton property since early July, when he was ordered to have the cars removed to comply with his dealer's permit. The board meets at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Town Hall.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.