Here are five things to know for your Christmas Eve in Swampscott:
1) Trash Collection: If yours is scheduled for Monday, there will be a pick up today. For Tuesday-Friday pickups, collection is one day late.
2) Newsbit of the Day: Teacher John Romano, who grew up in Swampscott, relates how he packed up his stuff (including his cat Elroy) and . Keep a tissue handy if you read his account.
3) Swampscott Scholars: Congratulations to Alexandra Chasse, winner of the Morton Sheinman and Elaine Sheinman Hoffman Memorial Scholarship.
4) Weather Watch: Another clear, cold December day. Sunny with highs in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
5) Start Your Own Blog on Swampscott Patch: Everyone has stories to share or questions to ask other residents. Blogging on Swampscott Patch is a great way to get your opinion into the public square or ask neighbors their advice. It's as easy as writing an email. Here's how.
Engage with your neighbors on Swampscott Patch: