Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: July 31
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Tuesday, July 31. Here are five things you need to know:
1. Photo Contest: Tuesday at 8 p.m. is the deadline to enter Hamilton-Wenham Library’s “Dream Big, Read” children’s photo contest, where participants tell a story using photos mounted on a poster. There are two categories - children entering grades 1–3 and children entering grades 4-6 – and everyone who enters and meets the requirements gets a prize.
2. Gas Prices: Three of the four gas stations in Hamilton and Wenham were selling gas at or below the regional average on Monday. A gallon of regular was $3.54 at G & M Motors, $3.59 per gallon (the area average) at Oliver Gulf and Hamilton Convenience and $3.79 at Fallon’s Auto.
3. Duathlon: Congratulations to Brett Rickenbach of Danvers, who won Saturday’s duathlon at Asbury Grove. The top finisher from the two towns was Richard Walsh of Hamilton, who finished in third, who was about six minutes behind Rickenbach. There were a total of 40 finishers.
4. Walking Tour: While it is history in Beverly, at least one historical walking tour this week – part of Homecoming week in that city – was put on by Hamilton resident Fred Hammond. As a native of the city’s Montserrat neighborhood, on Monday night the now-Bridge Street resident led a walk of the area “detailing the rich history and architecture of this neighborhood.”
5. Wenham Selectmen: The Wenham Board of Selectmen will appoint a new police officer and discuss a review of the Fire Department from last month’s board retreat, among other items, when the board meets on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Wenham Town Hall.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.