Monday, May 20, 2013
Here is one of five things to know today: We will post a list of Swampscott High television auction items each of the four days of the auction, starting later today.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Selectmen will host a public hearing for a liquor license transfer when they meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. 2) Town and School Watch: The School Committee meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school. Agenda items include a disucssion of graduation requirements and open campus. 3) Swampscott Cable Club Auction: The high school auction starts tonight. This year’s auction runs from May 20th to the 23rd on Comcast Channel 15 in Swampscott and Verizon Channel 40 in Swampscott, Lynn and Nahant. Tune in to bid by phone and win bargains! See the Swampscott Patch soon for a list of items. 4) Weather Watch: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here is another of the five things to know about Swampscott today: Big Blue baseball continues to surge, earning wins against Saugus and Winthrop earlier this week.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Dan Cripps from Native American Perspectives for Children visited Stanley School on Monday, May 13. The school is grateful that its PTO Cultural Arts Committee brought this program to Stanley once again. The students in grade 2 had a terrific time. This info and the pics were submitted by Maureen Caron of Stanley School. 2) Town and School Watch: The Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall in the first-floor conference room. 3) Swampscott Sports: Swampscott High baseball ripped off two recent victories. On Wednesday, Al Wallach struck out eight and had no walks in a 13-3 victory over Winthrop. Ryan January and Robert Serino had big days at the plate, both of them going long …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here is one of five things to know about Swampcott today: The Window Woman, Alison Hardy, featured on This Old House, will discuss Swampscott widows Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the library.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Windows of Swampscott: How to maximize the value and efficiency of your home's original windows. Saturday, May 18th 11 a.m. to noon at the Swampscott Library, second floor conference room Thousands of dollars are spent to replace original windows, but are they as beautiful, functional and money saving as the originals you already have? Can replacements look and perform as well as the ones built with the house? The Window Woman, Alison Hardy, featured on This Old House, will discuss the types of windows that can be found in Swampscott homes and commonalities in style and dimensions. She will explore some of the reasons homeowners grow dissatisfied with their home's original windows and discuss a variety of methods to…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here is one of five things to know about Swampscott today: Swampscott High junior Dan Woolhiser created the winning logo for 400 men and women on Board 130 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials.
Wednesday, May 15
1) Newsbit of the Day: Board 130 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) conducted a logo contest in partnership with the fine arts department at Swampscott High School. Board 130 is comprised of more than 400 men and women who officiate youth, high school and collegiate basketball throughout the region. There was a need to develop a logo for marketing, advertisement and potential merchandising purposes. Teacher Anita Balliro coordinated student participation at Swampscott High. “The assignment was not an easy one for the group, as it contained many moving parts," she said. Approximately 30 submissions were received by the Board 130 Executive Committee. The winning design, created by junior Dan Woolhiser, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here is one of five things to know in Swampscott today: The local historian Lou Gallo will give a Fish Tales From the Fish House lecture on vintage Swampscott May 22.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Courtesy of Anne Driscoll Local Historian to Give Fish Tales From the Fish House Lecture on Vintage Swampscott May 22 Swampscott Yacht Club hosts free community lecture with Lou Gallo The Swampscott Yacht Club is hosting its seventh Fish Tales from the Fish House lecture “Vintage Swampscott” featuring renowned local historian Lou Gallo who will show historic photos of Swampscott and tell tales about the town’s rich and colorful past. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the Swampscott Yacht Club, which is on the second floor of the Fish House at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott. Lou Gallo is a revered member of the Swampscott Historical Society, which was founded in 1920 and meets monthly at …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here is one of five things to know in Swampscott today: Forty Steps Dance to perform June 1.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Laura Smith of the Swampscott Cultural Council reports: Forty Steps Dance will perform and preview new works—and do the salsa with the public at its second annual fundraiser on June 1. The fun begins at 7:30 in the studio, the Serenity Room of the Nahant Community Center on Valley Road, where guests will be treated to catered hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Once seated, they’ll witness a preview of “Night Creatures,” the second choreography in the new “Creatures” piece created by Artistic Director Sallee Slagle, who founded Forty Steps Dance 20 years ago. The first section of that dance, “Birds,” enchanted the 20th Anniversary audience with its exotic costumes and bird-like movements. Slagle envisions three or four …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Here is one of five things to know about Swampscott today: there's a new chairman and vice chairman on the School Committee, and one of the new members was appointed to the School Building Committee.
1) Newsbit of the Day: The School Committee elected Rick Kraft chairman and Ted Delano vice-chairman. Also, the committee made the following subcommittee assignments: The committee also voted to support the superintendent’s appointment of Carin Marshall to the Schools Building Committee (working with the Mass. School Building Authority to secure funding for renovating or replacing Swampscott elementary schools). 2) Town and School Watch: The Planning Board meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at the rear of the high school. 3) Swampscott Sports: Swampscott High varsity competitions at home today. There is one, the boys lacrosse team has a game against Winthrop at 4 at Phillips Park. There will be a tryout for the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here is one of five things to know about Swampscott today: music and art programs will showcase students tonight at 7.
1) Newsbit of the Day: There's a spring concert and art show at the high school tonight at 7 in the auditorium. The music director said there will be performances by the concert band, percussion ensemble, chorus and North Shore Voices. Art is hanging in the foyer, just outsde the auditorium. Earlier, at 5 the school will host its STEM/garden fundraiser. People interested in attending the Outdoor Classroom Commencement should email Joseph Bennett with the amount of people in their party. Contact him at Bennett@swampscott.k12.ma.us Swampscott High School Outdoor Garden & Classroom Commencement Dinner and Ice Cream Dinner When: May 9th, 2013 Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm Where: Swampscott High School Please join us as we introduce the Swampscott …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here's one of five things to know about your town by the sea: your representative will meet with residents when she visits Town Hall.
1) Newsbit of the Day: State Rep. Lori Ehrlich will hold district office hours Friday, May 17th at the Swampscott Town Hall, 22 Monument Ave, from 10am until Noon. Residents from Marblehead, Swampscott, and Lynn are encouraged to attend and speak with Representative Ehrlich. What: Representative Lori Ehrlich’s district office hours When: Friday, May 17th Time: 10am – Noon Where: Swampscott Town Hall, 22 Monument Avenue If you have any questions prior to the scheduled office hours please contact Representative Ehrlich’s office at 617-722-2014. 2) Town and School Watch: Selectmen meet tonight at 7 at Town Hall. The School Committee meets at 7 at the high school. 3) Swampscott Sports: Swampscott High varsity competitions at home today are …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 12-hour extravaganza starts at 4 p.m.
1) Newsbit of the Day: The senior prom is Wednesday, May 29 Senior Prom 7 to 11:30pm Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge After prom party is at the Swampscott High School Cafeteria (Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Forum) 2) Town and School Watch: Andrew's Chapel Restoration Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall in the first-floor conference room. 3) Swampscott Sports: Swampscott High varsity competitions at home today are track vs. Danvers at 4 at Upper Jackson. 4) Weather Watch: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 68. 5) School Watch: Here are items listed on the School District calendar: