Friday, May 24, 2013
Get a look at the quick info about some of the local events happening this weekend in Hamilton and Wenham and nearby on the North Shore.
The long weekend that is the unofficial kickoff to the summer is here. Maybe you had a trip off to the mountains, lake or Cape Cod planned but - let's be honest - the forecast doesn't look that great. Why not stay close to home, save on the gas money and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer? There are several road races, a play and an appearance by Miss Massachusetts listed below, plus there are several other events going on in Hamilton and Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore this weekend. And Memorial Day is the reason it is long weekend. Observances are planned to remember our fallen heroes. Get the when and where below for several events and other happenings in the Hamilton-Wenham area. Always check our events calendar for …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A public hearing on Thursday night will be a chance for the public to speak about a plan to purchase at the Pirie property on Bay Road in Hamilton.
Should the town of Hamilton buy the 85-acre Pirie property on Bay Road? Town leaders will hear opinions from the public on Thursday night during a public hearing at Winthrop Elementary School. It starts at 7 p.m. The Board of Selectmen has not taken a vote on whether it supports the town's purchase or not. A special Town Meeting is scheduled for June 11 where two-third of voters would need to approve of the purchase. The Board of Selectmen - as well as other boards and committee - have been considering the town's first right of refusal of the property, which is also known as Aquila Farm. The farm's owner has a purchase and sales agreement to sell the property for $3.9 million and the developer that hopes to buy it plans to subdivide it …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Get a look at the quick info about some of the local events happening this weekend in Hamilton and Wenham plus nearby on the North Shore.
The coming weekend is expected to be a beautiful capstone on a spectacular early May week. There's a lot of events going on in Hamilton and Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore. Get the when and where below for several events and other happenings in the Hamilton-Wenham area. There is an overwhelming number of other events and activities going on beyond what's listed here. Always check our events calendar for a complete list. Remember, each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities. If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom. 1. YARD SALE Where/When: Winthrop Elementary …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The polls will be open all day in both towns on Tuesday for the special primary election for U.S. Senate.
Tuesday is a special election primary for U.S. Senate. Here in Hamilton and Wenham, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Voters in all three Hamilton precincts vote at the Winthrop Elementary School and all Wenham voters go to the polls at Wenham Town Hall. The only item on the ballot will be to narrow the field for U.S. Senate. The general election in June will decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when John Kerry became Secretary of State. Registered Republicans will get a Republican ballot and registered Democrats will get a Democratic ballot. Unenrolled voters can choose the ballot they want. On the Republican ballot is Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow and the Democratic ballot …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The annual town election is being held in both Hamilton and Wenham on Thursday. Find out where and when to vote.
Thursday is election day in both towns. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Hamilton votes at Winthrop Elementary School. For the first time at the annual town election, Wenham votes at Wenham Town Hall. In Hamilton, two members will be elected to the Board of Selectmen. Wenham voters will election one member of its Board of Selectmen. In both towns, voters will choose three new members of the School Committee. To see what the ballot will look like and see all the candidates who will appear on the ballot, check our story from Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Tuesday, April 2. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Change: The temperature will not get out of the 40s on Tuesday after hitting the 60s on Monday. The up side of the cooler temperatures is that the sky will be mostly sunny. The wind will also blow up to 23 miles per hour out of the west. 2. Autism: Tuesday is Autism Awareness Day and to show support for those with autism you may see people wearing blue. In some places, events are planned in the evening to "light it up blue" in support of those with autism. There's events planned nearby in Danvers plus the Empire State Building in New York City will also be lit up in blue. 3. Bartending: Who’s that behind the bar? That’s what you may be asking at 15…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Less than a year after she was a finalist for the top job at a Hamilton elementary school, the former media specialist is a finalist for a principal job in Peabody.
Amy Pasquarello, who was one of the two finalists for the principal job at Winthrop Elementary School last year, is now a finalist to be a principal in Peabody. She is one of two finalist for the principal job at Carroll School in Peabody, where retired principal Paul Guerrette was hired as Interim Principal in August, according to a report in Peabody Patch. The other finalists were Linda Currety and Rebecca Gordon. Pasquarello is currently a fifth grade teacher and assistant principal at the Burke School in Peabody. Last year, she was one of two finalists to become principal at Winthrop. The job went to Christopher Heath, who came to Hamilton for an elementary school principal position in Woburn. As for the other finalists in Peabody, …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Olweus anti-bullying program is underway in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, encouraging students to stick out their necks to fight bullying.
The new Olweus Bullying Prevention Program being used in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District got going last week at Winthrop Elementary School, where a giraffe is being used as a symbol in the program. The giraffe has been adopted to symbolize “sticking your neck out” to help stop unkind behavior, the school said in an announcement. Principal Christopher Health reviewed the four anti-bullying rules and talked to the students about the importance of sticking up for each other if they witness unkind or bullying behavior at a recent school assembly. "The students were very engaged in the assembly especially when our VIP Giraffe visited and took a picture with each of the classes," said Jan Lee, a teacher at the school. “Stick your …
Friday, January 25, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Friday, Jan. 24. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Cold Again: The forecast for temperatures on Friday call for it to be slightly “warmer,” with the temperature getting into the low 20s. The sky will be mostly cloudy and the west wind may gust to 24 miles per hour, creating wind chill factors as low as -6 degrees. 2. Pre-K: For parents that are interested in sending their child to Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District’s Pre-K next year at Winthrop Elementary School, there’s an open house on Friday. Parents can stop in and meet the teachers and ask questions from 9-10 a.m. 3. MMA: The Massachusetts Municipal Association, a nonprofit association that works on behalf of cities and town, is hosting …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Now is the time to start making plans to enroll in pre-K in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District for the coming school year.
An open house for parents interested in enrolling their children in Pre-Kindergarten is taking place on Friday, Jan. 25 from 9-10 a.m. at Winthrop Elementary School. Parents are invited to meet the teachers and visit the classrooms. There is no charge and no appointment is necessary. The annual Pre-Kindergarten screening is being held on Friday, Feb. 8. Any parents that are interested in having their 3 or 4-year-old child considered for enrollment in September 2013 should call the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District's Student Services office at 978-468-5303 to schedule a screening appointment. Parents can also call the same number to request a brochure. The Pre-Kindergarten program at Winthrop Elementary School is a safe and nurturing…