Five Things to Know on Oct. 24: Cell Phones for Soldiers Deadline

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Sun: The skies should be sunny for most of the day on Wednesday, with the forecast calling for temperatures to top out in the 50s.

2. Cell Phones: Wednesday is the final day of a Miles River Middle School student’s Cell Phone for Soldiers public service project. Susan Smith has set up collection bins at Hamilton Town Hall, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, First Church in Wenham and the Miles River Middle School.

3. Food Day: Wednesday is Food Day, a day designed to celebrate “more healthy, affordable, sustainable food and a better food system.” The event is being coordinated by the state Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and includes dozen of events statewide, including free samples of “Crazy Bobs” - kabobs with cheese, fruit and vegetables – at Shaw’s supermarket.

4. Energy Efficiency: One school in New England will win $50,000 in interior energy efficient products and installation this fall. The contest called “Project Green Lights Sweepstakes” is sponsored by NorthEast Electrical Distributors. Wednesday is the deadline to enter and the winner will be announced on Nov. 5. The contest is open to any public school in New England by filling out a short questionnaire and paragraph describing why their school deserves to win the interior energy efficiency products.

5. Board of Health: The Hamilton Board of Health is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Hamilton Town Hall where it has on its agenda a discussion about the evening activity ban that remains in place because of concern about mosquito-borne illnesses such as Eastern equine encephalitis. The board also has on its agenda a discussion about the health implications of biweekly trash collection.

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


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