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Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 56F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch..
Rain early. Decreasing clouds late. Low 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Updated: November 27, 2022 @ 1:00 am

The Ascension Memorial Church’s annual Ascension Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Episcopal church at 31 County St., Ipswich. Shop, support and give during the Season of Giving with crafts, silent auction items, gift baskets, decorated tree raffles, baked good, local nonprofits on hand, food drive for Open Door and craft activities for the kids. For more information,
Photographers get snapping! All photographers are invited to participate in the 2022 Essex Heritage Photo Contest by submitting images that best capture the spirit of the Essex National Heritage Area. The submission deadline is Dec. 16. Photographs must have been taken between Jan. 1 and Dec. 16, and assigned to one of four contest categories to be eligible to win. The categories are: “Downtown”, “New Encounters”, and “Splash of Color”, as well as a Youth category for ages 5-17. Young photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit photos taken anywhere in Essex County such as parks, beaches, downtowns, farms or wherever exciting shots can be found. Category descriptions and detailed instructions on how to apply can be found on the Essex Heritage website at There will be up to 12 prizes: One Grand Prize winner, a Youth Category winner, a People’s Choice award, and a first, second, and third prize winner in each of the other three contest categories. The award-winning photographs will be exhibited at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem, 2 New Liberty St.
As of Oct. 31, mattresses, and box springs will no longer be collected with the city of Peabody’s curbside trash collection and do not qualify as a bulk item due to the state’s new ban on mattresses from the trash stream (they must be recycled instead). Going forward, when you purchase a new mattress, the state recommends that you ask the retailer to collect your old one. In Peabody, you can bring your old mattress to the Peabody Recycling Center at 50 Farm Ave. Residents can purchase a $20 per mattress disposal sticker and a $20 per box spring disposal sticker. Stickers can be purchased at the Department of Public Services main office at 50 Farm Ave., the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, any branch of the Peabody Institute Library, or online at Residents are also free to use other private disposal options if they choose and will be responsible for all associated costs. Call DPS with any questions or concerns at 978-536-0600.
Joys of Winter art show opens
The Danvers Art Association’s art show, the Joys of Winter, at the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylvan St., will run through Dec. 31. It will be in the Standring Room on the first floor off the library’s lobby (the former periodical room). Art Association members and nonmembers in neighboring communities are welcome to exhibit. There is no fee to enter, but artists’ entries must portray the joy. The show will offer all artistic abilities an opportunity to present the visual arts of oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, soft pastel, photography, sketching, pen and ink, as well as newer trends of digital art and fan art. Artists selling their work agree to commissions of 10% to the Danvers Art Association, 10% to the library and 80% to the artist. For details, email
Our 2023 calendars are on sale now at the Beverly stores listed below. Great for holiday and birthday gifts, the more you buy, the more you help to cover veterinary care, food and supplies so needed for local stray and homeless animals in and around Beverly. Calendar can also be shipped by request. To purchase, visit: and click on the yellow DONATE button on the right side of webpage. In the subsequent PayPal form, leave the address you would like calendar shipped to and number of calendars purchased. Calendars are $15 + $4 shipping for first calendar + $1 for each additional calendar.: Calendars are also on sale at select locations: Copper Dog Books, 272 Cabot St., Beverly, DogSpa, 45 Enon St., #5, Beverly and Dogs by Design & Cats Too!, 131 Dodge St., Beverly. Questions? Email: or call 978-927-4157.
The Beverly Guild of Artists and the Beverly Farms Library are sponsoring a monthlong Art Exhibit through Nov. 30, during open hours, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St., Beverly. Participating artists are: Natalie Bacheller, Claire Curtin, Katerina Gates, Martin Lian, Martha Lincoln, Amy McKenna, Ron Pruett, Marcia Savory, Mary Scannell, Anna Marie Walsh and Joe Woitkowski will exhibit their artwork in Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphics, Mixed Media and Photography. All are welcome to view this great range and variety of work capturing all the moods and sights of Beverly, Cape Ann, and other landscapes, seascapes, nature, as well as still lifes. Questions? Email:
Home delivered meals might be for you if you are age 60 or older, and unable to prepare a balanced meal because of physical, mental, or emotional limitations, or lack of home assistance from family, friends, or neighbors. If this sounds like you, and you are unable to participate in the congregate dining program comfortably or safely, Meals on Wheels delivers daily to your door. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program. For more information call SeniorCare Inc. at 978-281-1750 or 866-927-1050.
The Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus welcomes men of all ages who love to sing to join them. The chorus rehearses every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Peabody Electric Light Company, 201 Warren St. Extension, Peabody, except for the first week of each month, when rehearsal is held on Thursdays. Come to the next rehearsal, or for more information call 866-727-4988.
Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership may drop off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yard waste should be dropped off in a paper yard waste bag or dumped loose at the designated area on the site. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and stumps and branches greater than 2-inches in diameter will also not be accepted. The next curbside yard waste collections take place the weeks of Nov. 28, and Dec. 12. Curbside collection takes place on scheduled trash day for the street. Curbside yard waste must be in paper bags or barrels. Do not place yard waste in Waste Management carts. Overflow bags are available for $2.50 each at the Department of Public Service, 5 Jefferson Ave., the City Collectors Office, 93 Washington St., Crosby’s Marketplace, 109 Canal St., and Winer Brothers Hardware, 86 Lafayette St. For more information visit
Hamilton’s Silver Alert Program provides support to family members caring for adults with serious mental and memory impairments who are “At Risk” for wandering. By supplying the Hamilton Police Department with vital information about “at risk” residents, this proactive approach protects the most vulnerable. To register, complete the form along with a current photo of the registrant. This information will be entered into a confidential database at the Hamilton Police Department to be utilized in a recovery plan should the need arise. This key data will reduce police response time, and may save lives. Registration forms are at the Hamilton Police Station, Hamilton Council on Aging or online at or https:// Send to either the Hamilton Police Department 265 Bay Road Hamilton, Mass 01982 or the Hamilton Council on Aging at 299 Bay Road Hamilton, Mass 01982/ att: Officer Jake Santarelli. Questions? Call 978-468-1212. If emergency, always call 911.
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