It is Wednesday, Dec. 4. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Sun: Wednesday’s weather forecast sounds great – partly sunny with temperatures in the mid-40s and a light northwest wind.
2. Breakfast: The North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s executive breakfast on Wednesday will focus on college success. The breakfast, which starts at 7:15 a.m. at the Peabody Marriott, includes presentations from William H. Guenther, the CEO and founder of Mass Insight Education and state Rep. John Keenan, D-Salem, talking about "Salem High's AP Success." Mass Insight Education is an organization that is working on “College Success 2020,” a community program that sets goals, tracks student performance by community and engages civic leaders to increase the number of students finishing college in four years.
3. Entertaining: The Appleton Cooks! program continues on Wednesday evening with “From the Farm Kitchen: Entertaining with Friends,” which gives participants ideas to “keep it simple in the kitchen” with casual appetizers, small plates and quick bites for a tapas-style menu. It runs 6-9 p.m. at Appleton Farms. The cost is $75 for Trustees of the Reservations members and $85 for nonmembers and you can register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 978.356.5728 x12.
4. Signatures: Wednesday is the deadline for groups to submit the required 68,911 certified signatures to get a question on next fall’s ballot. There were a total of 28 petitions, including 25 proposed laws and three proposed constitutional amendments, that were certified by the state attorney general’s office earlier this fall. The questions range from raising the minimum wage and banning casino gambling to updating the bottle bill and repealing an increase in the gas tax indexed to inflation.
5. Pool: A new pool planned for Patton Park will be the focus on Wednesday night when the Hamilton Board of Selectmen meet jointly with the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Board in a 7 p.m. meeting at Hamilton Town Hall. Both boards are expected to discuss the next steps for a pool project after a proposal to use $2.5 million in Community Preservation Act money for a new pool failed by two votes at a Special Town Meeting last month.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.