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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 13

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

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 13. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Beautiful: Another great day is in store, weatherwise, on Tuesday, with the forecast calling for sun and temperatures in the mid-40s.

2. Winter Sports: The winter sports season gets started on Tuesday. The teams began tryouts and practices the Monday after Thanksgiving and open the regular season on Tuesday with . Boys’ basketball . The swim teams will be at home at at 6:50 p.m. .

3. Distinguished Citizen: John D. Colucci of Wenham will receive the Boy Scouts Yankee Clipper Council’s Distinguished Citizen award on Tuesday night. The event at will honor Colucci and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. Previous local honorees include Peter Hersee in 2004 and John R. Serafini Jr. in 2003.

4. Lost Dog: A friendly Patch reader recently alerted us to a lost dog on our Facebook page. The dog was last seen in the woods near North Beverly Elementary School (off Dodge Street near Nick's Roast Beef) on Dec. 8. Her name is Lucy and is described as “sweet and shy.” She wears a pink collar and has a tag with her name and phone number on it. Please call 978-335-1363 or 978-998-4351 if you have seen her

5. Canter Brook: The long-discussed senior housing project proposed for the property in Hamilton continues to undergo Hamilton Planning Board review on Tuesday night. The board at .

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

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