It is Monday, Jan. 13. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Wow: The forecast for Monday is shaping up to be quite nice – sunny skies with temperatures in the 40s. There will be a south wind blowing at 10 miles per hour with gusts to 25 mph.
2. Fenway: There’s been a 20 foot tall sledding and tubing hill set up in the outfield at Fenway Park for the past few weeks as part of the “Frozen Fenway” hockey games and other winter-themed entertainment at the park. Monday marks the final day that the hill will be open to the public. It is open in one-hour windows from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person to sled for an hour.
3. 15 Walnut: 15 Walnut Bistro in the Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing will close on Monday and be closed for the rest of the week for some renovations. The changes are based on the results of a poll of the restaurant’s “long-standing guests,” according to the restaurant’s recent newsletter, and the changes will “add a little more comfort.” After the “facelift,” 15 Walnut will reopen on Friday with a new look and a new menu.
4. Unemployed: U.S. Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, who represents Hamilton and Wenham in Congress, will work to bolster support to extend unemployment insurance for 58,000 Massachusetts workers without benefits on Monday by telling the stories of the loss of unemployment insurance during a conference call with the press. In addition to some unemployed workers, Tierney will be joined by Mary Sarris, Executive Director of the North Shore Workforce Investment Board and Executive Director Mark Whitmore of the North Shore Career Center.
5. Scouts: Boy Scout Troop 28 will be hosting an open house for prospective scouts on Monday night at the scout barn in Iron Railon Grapevine Road in Wenham. The open house runs from 7-8:30 p.m. for boys age 11-18 in grades 5-12 to show what scouting is all about, from camping trips to robotics.