1) Newsbit of the Day: The plants manager for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Brian Leib, will be the guest speaker Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Swampscott Senior Center, located behind the high school at 200 Essex St. The meeting is a function of the North Shore Orchid Society. Refreshments will be served. There is a $5 charge for nonmembers.
2) Swampscott Scholars: 2012 Swampscott High graduates Kristen Connor, Abigail Feldman and Phillip Smith received the Thomas J. McManus Memorial Scholarships.
3) Bit of Abe (Lincoln): "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
4) Weather Watch: The National Weather Service is calling for rain, mainly after 1 pm. High near 46.
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