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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 5

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

Today is Monday, Dec. 5. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Winter? On Monday, you will probably be wondering, once again, if winter is really about to arrive. The forecast calls for temperatures well into the 50s with a mix of clouds and sun.

2. Wreaths Across America: For , truckloads of wreaths traveling from Maine to Washington, D.C. . Unfortunately, this year the caravan will pass just to the west of Hamilton and Wenham with a stop at the Topsfield Fairgrounds between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday.

3. Dogs at Your Desk: Monday is “Dogs at Your Desk” Day at the state Attorney General’s office and some other employers, all to raise awareness of National Education for Assistance Dog Services Canines for Combat Veterans Program, which provides service dogs to returning wounded veterans.

4. Super Bowl: The show of united support and enthusiasm for the Generals football team during the past week has been incredible. The “home” stands were just about full – an impressive feat for a complex that seats about 4,000 fans.

5. Hamilton Selectmen: The Hamilton Board of Selectmen at , where the board will do its annual liquor license approval and also discuss possible changes to the SMART trash plan.

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

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