Nominations are being accepted through June 30 for the award that is designed to recognize and honor an individual that has exhibited extraordinary dedication to volunteerism and/or community service.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Joanne Patton was one of the Distinguished Leaders recognized by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday night.
Joanne Patton was honored Wednesday night as one of eight "Distinguished Leaders" for her years of local involvement, ranging from the ownership of Green Meadows Farm to the recent donation of her family's estate to the town of Hamilton. The awards were handed out during a dinner ceremony at Danversport Yacht Club hosted by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Patton lived in 27 homes before settling in Hamilton, said Karen Andreas, publisher of the Salem News and outgoing chairman of the Chamber who handed out the awards. "Name a non-profit on the North Shore and Mrs. Patton has played an important role," Andreas said. She served on the North Shore Music Theater Board of Trustees for many years and remains involved at her church. St. John…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Cloudy: Wednesday will be a cloudy day, with temperatures not forecasted to get much above 40 degrees. Plus, winds will gust to about 20 miles per hour. 2. Book Fair: Winthrop Elementary School's "All-Star" Scholastic Book Fair arrives on Wednesday. There will be student shopping during school hours on Thursday and Friday. The book fair will also be open to the public during the Holiday Boutique on Saturday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Proceeds from the book fair benefit the Winthrop school classrooms and library. 3. Early Release: As is the case on most Wednesday, the schools in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District get out early today. Elementary …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Joanne Patton has been named a North Shore Distinguished Leader, a honor announced Thursday for eight prominent North Shore residents.
Joanne Patton, who earlier this fall completed the donation of her family’s homestead to the town of Hamilton, is one of eight winners of this year’s North Shore Distinguished Leader Award. The winners were announced on Thursday morning by the Danvers-based North Shore Chamber of Commerce. They will be honored on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5-8 p.m. during a dinner event at Danversport Yacht Club. The award is designed to honor “distinguished leaders in business, industry, community and profession” on the North Shore. It is the second year that the award has been given out. Other award winners include Carlton Berry of C.P. Berry Homes, retiring state Senator Frederick E. Berry (D-Peabody), Henry and Donna Bertolon of Beverly, Tim Collins of …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit returns this fall to Pingree School for the third straight year, with Joanne Patton serving as the honorary chairwoman.
The honorary chairwoman of the third annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School is Joanne Holbrook Patton. Patton, who lives not far from the Pingree campus, is the widow of Major Gen. George S. Patton IV and daughter-in-law of World War II General George S. Patton. She just moved to Topsfield after donating her family’s Asbury Street estate to the town of Hamilton. In announcing the show, Pingree said Patton is a strong supporter of the arts. She has also used Green Meadows Farm, which she owns, to display outdoor art. The Pingree show features 36 pieces by 25 New England artists displayed throughout the school's 100-acre campus. Exhibitors include Copley Society sculptor and Marblehead resident Beverly Seamans; "…
Friday, August 10, 2012
The gift of the Patton estate moves closer to being final will the expected signature of a gift agreement by the Board of Selectmen on Monday.
A gift agreement between the town of Hamilton and Joanne Patton is scheduled to be signed on Monday night – one of the final steps toward making the gift of the Patton estate final. In May, Annual Town Meeting voters accepted the gift and work has been underway since then to complete the gift. The 27-acre estate, off Asbury Street near the Topsfield town line, was home to General George Patton and his son, Maj. General George Patton. Major General Patton’s widow, Joanne Patton, offered the property as a gift to the town last winter. A committee was formed to examine to consider uses for the property, which could include playing field and a bed and breakfast. The gift does not include neighboring Green Meadows Farm, which will continue to …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Voters at Hamilton Town Meeting on Saturday morning voted to accept the gift of the Patton estate on Asbury Street.
Hamilton voters overwhelmingly accepted the gift of the Patton estate on Saturday morning at Hamilton Town Meeting. Voters rejected a move to hold off on accepting the gift that would have sent it back to the Patton Family Gift Committee for further study to make sure the gift does not cost the town any money. While the Patton Family Gift Advisory Committee has been meeting for several months to come up with a plan on how the property will be best put to use, the Town Meeting vote was to simply accept the 27 acre property on upper Asbury Street. In all, voters spent exactly 45 minutes listening to a presentation from Stacy Carpenter, a member of the Patton Family Gift Advisory Committee, and later discussing and voting. The homestead and …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Patton Family Gift Advisory Gift Committee is hosting a public forum on Wednesday night to hear from residents about the gift of the Patton estate to the town.
The public can hear more on Wednesday night about the town of Hamilton’s plans to use the Patton property if voters choose to accept the gift. And they can then provide their two cents about what they think about those plans. The Patton Family Gift Advisory Committee plans to hold a public forum on Wednesday night. The committee meets at 6 p.m. at Hamilton Town Hall but plans to open it up to the public forum at 7 p.m. “The vote at Town Meeting is whether or not we should accept the gift,” Board of Selectmen Chairman Jennifer Scuteri said about the 27 acres of land and home off Asbury Street that has been offered to the town by Joanne Patton. If accepted, the transfer has to happen by Aug. 1 under the terms of the gift offer, Scuteri said…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Can't sleep? Come meet Donald Costin for coffee at Henderson's at 2:45 a.m.
Author's note: I interviewed Donald Costin outside the stores at 300 Main St. We had some coffee and chatted at one of the outdoor tables. Many people came and went during our interview and everybody said hello to Don. Don is always dressed to perfection. You will see in the photo he is wearing a confederate jacket. Don bought this jacket on one of his trips to Gettysburg. He had it special ordered because he wanted four pockets like his vests. The buttons each have CSA on the them, standing for Confederate States of America. He also owns a blue union jacket with eagles on the buttons. Name: Donald Costin Age: 82 Street: 300 Main St., Wenham Occupation: Owns shops and restaurant at 300 Main St. Hobbies/interests: Old cars, fire trucks, …
Friday, January 20, 2012
A 10 member task force, including three at-large members from the community, will begin to review the options to use the Patton estate, which is planned to be donated to the town of Hamilton.
Three community members will join Hamilton town leaders during the next few months in shaping the future of the Patton property. Joanne Patton announced last month that she plans to donate her Asbury Street home and 27 acres to the town. The donation will need the approval of voters at Annual Town Meeting in May. But before that vote, town officials want to come up with a use or uses for the property so that it does not cost the town additional money to own or maintain. “I’ve heard lots of input and everyone is very excited about it,” said Jennifer Scuteri, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, this week as the board discussed the gift while meeting at Hamilton Town Hall. Last week, members of the Planning Board offered up a variety of ideas…