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:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Naturalist and landscaper John Root will be at the high school for a presentation on edible perennial gardening and landscaping.
1) Newsbit: At the high school, Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m.: Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping with Naturalist and Landscaper John Root. Learn how to establish and maintain a variety of perennials, including trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous plants, that yield abundant crops of delicious and nutritious food throughout the growing season with minimal maintenance. Plants will be offered for sale. Free admission; all ages welcome. This program is offered by the Recreation Department and is supported in part by a grant from the Swampscott Cultural Council. For more information call the Recreation Department at 781-569-8854 2) Town and School Watch: The Finance Committee meets at 7 in the 1st floor conference room @ Town …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ten local authors are expected to be at the library at 6:30 p.m.
1) Newsbit of the Day: On Wednesday evening, May 1st, the Swampscott Public Library will present another local author’s forum. The program will begin at 6:30pm. Each author will discuss their works, answer questions and do a book signing. Books may be purchased by cash or check only. The following authors will be participating. Deahn Berrini- How to Earn Your Keep- In this fast-paced character driven novel, Kit Lavoie has lost her college scholarship and is back at her seaside home north of Boston. Responsible for her childlike mother and her brother, she takes a job with a person injury lawyer. Kit willingly goes along when her boss enlists her to help snare a wealthy defendant who could make the firm millions-until the facts of the case …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The students competed in the 2013 Middle School Dramafest.
1) Newsbit: The Swampscott Middle School Theater Club competed in the 2013 Middle School Dramafest at Lynnfield Middle School Saturday. They won a bronze medal and two individual acting awards for their performance of Apostrophes, about the use and misuse of apostrophes in school, class, and life, said school drama teacher Glenn Kane. 2) Town and School Watch: The Finance Committee meets at 7 in the 1st floor conference room @ Town Hall. The Open Space & Rec. Committee meets at 7 at Swampscott High School. 3) Swampscott Sports: Swampscott High sports action today at home: the track team runs against Gloucester at 4 p.m. at Upper Jackson, behind the high school. 4) Weather Watch: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. 5) Town Meeting …
Friday, April 26, 2013
First collection is Saturday.
1) Newsbit of the Day: The effort to raise funds to build a committee recreation area and playground at lower Jackson Park continues one piece of scrap metal at a time. The project committee volunteers anticipate the playground will be completed this summer and will be located next to the soccer field below the high school. In cooperation with the Swampscott Department of Public Works and the Swampscott Board of Health, the metal collections are held on the last Saturday of each month through October at the DPW Yard at 200 Paradise Road, Swampscott. The first collection of the year is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 8-noon. Metal of all types is accepted. The motto is if it’s metal, we take it! It’s a win/win for everyone, not only…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Eat lunch or dinner at UNO;'s in Swampscott on April 30th and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Pine Street Inn, the charity on whose behalf Stephanie ran the marathon.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Swampscott resident and Boston Marathon runner Stephanie Lannon will host "Dough Raiser at Uno's Swampscott for The Pine Street Inn next Tuesday, April 30th, for lunch & dinner. A percentage of the proceeds will go toward The Pine Street Inn. The flier attached to this story must be presented when paying the bill. Stephanie Lannon, 22, is a personal trainer at the Marblehead YMCA. She ran the marathon to benefit the Boston homeless shelter. A week ago Monday her family was in Boston on Monday as was her boyfriend and his family — to watch the event and Stephanie. Her boyfriend and his family were very close to where everything happened, said Stephanie. They are okay, as is Stephanie and her family. 2) Town and …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The forum is at 7 p.m. in the library at Swampscott High School.
1) Newsbit of the Day: The Swampscott League of Women Voters will host a Q&A forum for School Committee candidates on Thursday, April 25, at 7 pm at Swampscott High School in the library, located on the second floor. The public will have the opportunity to meet the three candidates for School Committee after they speak. The following three candidates are vying for two seats — each for three-year terms — on the committee: incumbent Jaren Landen, Carin Marshall and Amy O'Connor. Each candidate will make an opening statement followed by questions from panelists. They will also make a closing statement. They will be introduced by Cathy Vaucher of the Swampscott League of Voters, said Kathy Cormier, acting director of the organization. The …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The festival will include various categories from filmmaking to music to writing.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Great Opportunity for Young Artists The organizing committee for the first Massachusetts Youth Arts Festival invites young visual artists, musicians, actors/actresses, cinematographers, dancers and creative writers/poets to showcase their work. The festival is co-sponsored by the Brandeis University Office of High School Programs. We are looking for a variety of different artists (ages 14-22) from a variety of different genres and media. Visual artists, we are mainly looking for paintings, drawings, and sculptures ranging from small-medium size. Musicians, we are looking for both solo acts and ensembles of any genre of music and we encourage original music (though all music is accepted). Actors and actresses, we …