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Wreath Convoy to Stop Nearby Monday

A daily look at five things to know to get the day started from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

The Wreaths Across America convoy came through Hamilton and Wenham in 2009 and 2010. Shown here is Wenham in 2010. The group will stop at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on Monday. Credit: Bobby Gates
The Wreaths Across America convoy came through Hamilton and Wenham in 2009 and 2010. Shown here is Wenham in 2010. The group will stop at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on Monday. Credit: Bobby Gates

It is Monday, Dec. 9. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Snow: The commute on Monday morning is expected to be disrupted by a small accumulation of snow. The snow will eventually give way to sleet and snow by late morning or early afternoon, with a high temperature getting into the low 40s.

2. Passport: If you visited Hamilton-Wenham village businesses last Thursday for its Christmas in the Villages event, Monday is your final chance to had it a stamped "passport" for a chance to win gift basket. The passport can be turned in at one of the 22 participating businesses, including Capefish Clothing, Henderson's Cafe, Marybeth's Day Spa and The Singing Flower, among others.

3. Climate Change: The Climate Change in New England Lecture Series continues on Tuesday in Salem with a presentation titled "Dealing with the Reality of Climate Change - Adapting Our Infrastructure." Dr. Paul Kirshen, an engineering professor at University of New Hampshire and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the National Park Service Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St. in Salem.

4. Wreaths: Thousands of wreaths headed from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery will make a stop in Topsfield on Monday afternoon. The group, known as Wreaths Across America, has come through Hamilton and Wenham during its convoy to Washington, D.C., but this year the group will stop at the Topsfield Fairgrounds this year will include a ceremony at 3 p.m. open to the public.

5. Housing: A plan to construct an over-55 affordable housing project in Wenham will go before the Conservation Commission on Monday, when the wetlands and stream on the property, behind Burnett's Garage and Construction Company on Maple Street, gets a look starting at the 7:30 p.m. meeting at Wenham Town Hall.

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

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