It is Wednesday, Sept. 11. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Hot: Wednesday will be one of the hottest days we’ll typically see during fall in Massachusetts. The day may start with some early fog and clouds and end up sunny skies and the temperature into the low 90s.
2. Ice Cream: All three elementary schools are holding the traditional start-of-the-year ice cream social on Wednesday evening. The social, at both Buker and Cutler elementary schools, start at 5 p.m. and it gets going at 5:30 p.m. at Winthrop Elementary School.
3. Sept. 11: Wednesday is the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Penn. While it is not an official holiday, the day is being marked in several ways, including observances at the fire station in both Hamilton and Wenham on Wednesday morning.
4. North Shore: Leaders of several of the largest communities on the North Shore will gather Wednesday morning to offer the “State of the Region.” While Hamilton and Wenham leadership will not speak, mayors and town managers from nearby communities such as Beverly, Danvers and Gloucester will offer their take on things starting at 7:30 a.m. at Danversport Yacht Club at the event sponsored by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.
5. Canter Brook: The Zoning Board of Appeals typically meets at Town Hall, but on Wednesday night it will meet at the Senior Center (old library or Meetinghouse) at 7 p.m. The board will continue its review of the Canter Brook Equestrian Center property and the request to modify a previous permit that would allow single-family homes to be built, plus hear a proposal to add another apartment to the building at 161 Bay Road.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.