Friday, May 17, 2013
This year's beach cleaning is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, with a rain date of Sunday, May 19. The cleaning usually starts at 9 am.
The Friends of Phillips Beach members invite anyone who wants to help clean the beach to join them. Cleaners will have a chance to buy a parking sticker for the beach, courtesy of the Phillips Beach Club. Eighty-five parking stickers are available. They cost $65 each. All the necessary information is below. Also, bring a copy of your vehicle registration and a check for $65. Cleaners are advised to bring gloves, rakes and shovels. The work typically takes a couple hours. The boardwalk that the Friends installed about 10 years ago typically get its annual straightening. Below is information about the 2013 clean-up and a form that can be printed. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. Bring a check, these forms AND a copy of car registration. The …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A Special Town Meeting article asks members to approve $140,000 to buy Phillips Beach.
An article on the Special Town Meeting warrant will ask meeting members to approve $140,000 to buy Phillips Beach from those who claim ownership. The regular Town Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. in the Swampscott High auditorium, with the Phillips Beach article a part of the Special Town Meeting, scheduled to start at 8:30 tonight. ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, eminent domain or otherwise, for general municipal purposes, all or any portion or any interest in the property identified on Swampscott Assessor’s Map 33, Lots 53, 10 and 10D abutting Ocean Avenue of 3.7 + acres of undeveloped land and to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of $…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Coast Guard will refurbish the damaged buoy, readying it for placement somewhere else.
A Tinkers Gong buoy that was damaged after breaking free during Superstorm Sandy got retrieved from Phillips Beach in Swampscott earlier this week. Coast Guard Spokesman Adam Stanton said the buoy was transported to a buoy repair yard in Weymouth. Typically what happens when damaged buoys are recovered is the Coast Guard replaces them immediately. They then repair the recovered buoy and return it to another location, as needed. Buoys mark depth, hazards and other marine conditions, their colors signifying whether mariners travel to the port or starboard side of the marker.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Splash over and flooding in low lying areas is possible along beach tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for Monday night and into Tuesday morning. On Sunday night the weather service issued a similar warning. At high tide, waves slapped against the King's Beach wall and splashed on to the Lynn Shore sidewalk. A combination of high astronomical tides and a strong storm off the coast led to Sunday's warning, said meteorologist Benjamin Sipprell of the National Weather Service in Taunton. The town sets up barricades along portions of Humphrey Street if water starts rushing over the street. The Fisherman's and Phillips Beach area are susceptible to coastal flooding, officials say.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This year's cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 9 am. The rain date is Sunday, same time.
Glenn Paster spends a summer's day with his family at Phillips Beach on the move — walking and tossing a tennis ball at the water's edge. Bob Sherriff and his wife will walk, talk, read and relax on the beach. The beach has a special draw for both of these families, Friends of Phillips Beach members. And they will take part in Saturday's annual beach clean-up, starting at 9 am and lasting a couple hours. The Friends group invites anyone who wants to help spruce up the beach to join the annual tradition. Cleaner-uppers will have a chance to buy a parking sticker for the beach, courtesy of the Phillips Beach Club. Last year about 72 people joined the clean-up. Eighty-five parking stickers are available. They cost $65 each. All the …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Senior guard James Duffy shares his experiences about working for the town of Swampscott.
Many lifeguards have nightmares about having to save a life but this Swampscott guard jumps for joy at the thought. James Duffy, a 19-year-old senior guard, doesn’t shy away at the notion of having to rescue someone. “I became a lifeguard because I like the aspect of being able to save someone,” Duffy said. “I am also a really good swimmer so I figured I’d put it to good use.” Duffy is a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island and has a double major in geological oceanography and film. “When I get older I want to go down to the bottom of the ocean and film all that’s down there,” he said. He started his lifeguarding career at the age of 16 at Swampscott beaches and has been working there ever since. “I love lifeguarding at the …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rory's dog cart got a tryout at Phillips Beach over the weekend.
Selectmen gave hot dog cart vendor Paul Foglia four days in July to try his business venture at Phillips Beach. His first two days were this past weekend, July 16 and 17. Residents who live in the Phillips Beach area worry that the beach cart's sales will result in more litter in their yards. Board members required Foglia to cart away four bags of trash after each day he sells food at the beach. The board approved the trial run over two weekends in July, allowing Paul Foglia to operate between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Foglia serves veggie wrapps, hot dogs, sausages and cold drinks. Selectmen and Foglia will meet in the coming weeks when the board ill decide if he can stay for the season.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Friends play ukuleles on Phillips Beach this afternoon.
Four friends were enjoying the sun, surf and songs at Phillips Beach today at high tide. Mike Meehan, Lauren Green and Tom Poland played songs including The General by the Dispatches. Their friend Nick volunteered to serve as groupie.
With the eighth Harry Potter movie finally in the theaters, it’s hard not to see the world through those familiar rounded glasses.
Novelist and Patch columnist Deahn Berrini Leblang's family live the Potter books at their house. So, on short notice, it was easy for her to imagine five places to visit in Swampscott that conjure up Harry Potter scenes and characters. Visiting these places stand as our recommendations for five things to do this weekend, marking the final Harry Potter movie's arrival in theaters. You might even want to check out the movie, or a Harry Potter book. Or Deahn's novel, Milkweed. 1) Blocksidge Field or Quidditch Pitch? Sure they look like goal posts, but can’t you picture Ron Weasley between them balancing on his broomstick, trying out for keeper on Team Gryffindor? Hermione would be seated high in the stands, working her magic so that Cormac…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Selectmen OK'd a four-day pilot program for a hot dog cart at Phillips Beach. Residents spoke against the proposal on Tuesday saying a food stand would add litter and congestion to their neighborhood.
Selectmen gave a hot dog cart vendor four days in July to try out his business venture at Phillips Beach. Earlier at Tuesday's meeting, residents who live in the Phillips Beach area spoke against the beach cart, saying their yards already get littered with wrappers and bottles and other trash. Sheryl Levenson of Shepard Avenue said lots of trash ends up in her yard after every weekend. "I just think this is going to make it one hundred percent worse," she said. Other residents said the cart would add to traffic congestion. Most of the neighbors, however, said the cart and litter would be an eyesore. "The time I am enjoying my view and my investment in my home will be (spent) looking at people in line at a cart," Scott Burke said. Board …