1. Pink Notes:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Swampscott High football coach Steve Dembowski is involved in a program, partnered with the NFL, called Coaches vs. Cancer.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a program that empowers coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. At the home game, on Saturday, Oct. 19th, the Big Blue will be wearing pink in support of this program.
Fans can take part by wearing pink and supporting the Coaches vs. Cancer cause.
The Swampscott Gridiron Club will be collecting $$$ donations at the game, please support these efforts. Unfortunately, this disease has affected everyone in one way or another. Big Blue supporters ask that people please contribute to the cause in honor of or in memory of someone you know, and the supporters thank you for supporting them and the fight against cancer.
2. Weather Watch:Thursday's forecast calls for a partly sunny day with a high temperature of 60 degrees.
- Sunrise: 6:50 a.m.
- Low tide: 9:35 a.m.
- High tide: 3:48 p.m.
- Sunset: 6:09 p.m.
3. Athletic Notes:Swampcott high golf coach Linda Portnoy tells us, "It has been a busy week. Perfect golf weather. On Tuesday we played Marblehead for Tedesco cup. Lost 26-46. Think total wins for us 7 and Marblehead 9 over the past 16 years. Played a tri match on Wed against Salem which we won 45 1/2-22 1/2. Winners Peter Wright, Anthony Springthorpe, Noah Maercklein, EJ Palleschi, Corey BLeau and ties went to Max Cohen and Gavin Sullivan. We lost to Saugus 25-47 and only had a tie in first spot for Peter Wright. Record is 2-5 in conference and 6-11 overall. Will send two players Peter Writ and Anthony Springthorpe to NEC on Thursday at Tedesco. Playing Lynn Classical Thursday."
4. Police Notes:
The Swampscott Police Department invites the public to an open house at the new station, 531 Humphrey St., on Saturday, Oct 26 from noon to 2 p.m., said Police Chief Ron Madigan. The event will include station tours, demonstrations and activities for the kids.
5. Sea Notes:
Kayaks and Prams must be off the beach by Oct. 31.