Today is Thursday, Dec. 13. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham.
1. Typical: Thursday’s weather will be a rather typical mid-December day – mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 40s.
2. Toys: State Senator Bruce Tarr, who represents Hamilton and Wenham on Beacon Hill, takes to the road on Thursday as his annual toy drive makes it way around the North Shore. Radio station North Shore 104.9 is a partner on the toy drive and will be broadcasting from each location during the tour, which will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour does not have a stop planned in the two towns, but will be nearby at 10:30 a.m. at Dawson’s True Value Hardware in North Beverly, First Ipswich Bank on Market Street in Ipswich at noon, Woodman’s of Essex at 1:15 p.m. and then at 2 p.m. at Manchester Athletic Club. There is a drop-off location at Wenham Museum, even though Tarr does not plan to stop there on Thursday.
3. Hoops: Congratulations to the girls basketball team at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, which won its season-opening game on Wednesday 52-35 over Manchester-Essex Regional High School. Coaches, to report your scores from games, meets and matches this winter, e-mail to Hamiltonfirstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Timothy Green: At Hamilton-Wenham Library on Thursday, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” will be showing on the big screen. The show will start at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. The library encourages people to bring a cushion for the chairs. The new release is rated PG.
5. School Committee: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee meets at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School on Thursday where it will hear budget presentations each about the elementary schools, special education, the central office and technology. Last week, Superintendent Michael Harvey said each town would have to contribute 10 percent more money just to keep level services in the coming fiscal year, mainly because of a $2 million drop in non-tax revenue.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.