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Today (Looking Ahead) in Swampscott, Jan. 9

Fisherman's Beach. Credit: Terry Date
Fisherman's Beach. Credit: Terry Date

Thursday, Jan. 9

Tide and Sun:
Today, the sun rises at 7:10 and goes down at 4:31. High tide rolls in at 5:32 a.m. and 6:04 p.m.; low tide rolls out at 11:44 a.m. 


Academics:

In a "new and different way of learning," Katharine Moran of Swampscott recently was part of a student-faculty team that worked together on a project entitled "A History of Food."

Katie, a member of the class of at Pomfret School in Connecticut, was recently part of an all-school academic experiment called Project: Pomfret. From December 3 - 18 the students and faculty at Pomfret were at school, but not, in the conventional sense, in school. In place of class time and homework, they were instead out tackling one of twenty-nine innovative projects--among them designing and building a real footbridge, conducting statistical and laboratory analyses on the economic and nutritional value of organic produce, and trying to make sense of the Middle East, the environment, hip-hop music, the practicality of dams; and actually producing and using biodiesel fuel.

Meetings:

Friday, Nov. 10:

  • History Buffs with Lou Gallo at the Swampscott library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discussion group of local Swampscott history. Anyone interested welcome to attend.
  • Marian Court College, 35 Little's Point Road, Swampscott, present the 20 Under 20 of the North Shore at 7 p.m. With guest speaker Margery Eagan Co-host, Boston Public Radio 89.7 and Columnist, Boston Herald This is the first annual celebration of twenty North Shore high school students who are the social and community workers and leaders of today and tomorrow. 

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