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Five Things to Know on Oct. 1: Possible Evening Activity Restrictions

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Today is Monday, Oct. 1. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Mosquitoes: The Hamilton Board of Health is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on Monday night to consider “additional action” that might be taken “to protect public health” which may include banning outdoor evening activities because of the threat of West Nile Virus and EEE from mosquitoes. The board meets at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Room at Hamilton Town Hall.

2. ARC Walk: If you plan to register for the upcoming 16th Annual Northeast Arc “Run, Walk or Roll” on Saturday, Oct. 13 you may want to do it on Monday. ARC serves residents of the two towns with disabilities. The event starts and finishes at Plains Park, behind the Holten-Richmond Middle School in Danvers with registration starting that day at 9:30 a.m. and the run/walk starting at 11:30 a.m. If you register by Oct. 1, you will guarantee yourself a T-shirt. The registration fee is $20.

3. Photos: The deadline for the Essex National Heritage Area’s 2012 photo contest had been originally been Oct. 1, but it has now been bumped back to Nov. 1. Photographs need to be from Essex County and represent one of this year's three contest categories: "Images of the Essex National Heritage Area," "The Merrimack Valley" or "In Town/Downtown." Prizes will be awarded to 10-13 photographs. An entry form is attached to this story as a PDF.

4. Halloween: With the start of October on Monday comes the anticipation for Halloween at the end of the month. It also includes the introduction of the Halloween section here on Hamilton-Wenham Patch – one place where you can find all Halloween-related content.

5. Patton Well: The Hamilton Board of Selectmen meet at 7 p.m. on Monday night at Hamilton Town Hall where it is scheduled to make a decision about whether to close down the Patton well.  The well is located on the newly acquired Patton estate on Asbury Street.

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

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