5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 8
Our daily digest of facts to keep you in-the-know on everything Salem.
Here are five things to know in Salem today:
- Congrats to Mayor Driscoll. Our mayor is the recipient of the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award. She accepted it this week at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council Winter Meeting in Boston. "The award is named for Newton’s longest serving Mayor, Theodore Mann, whose son Rick Mann (pictured) presents the award annually to a municipal leader who has demonstrated commitment to regional collaboration in Greater Boston," the Metropolitan Area Planning Council told us in a press release. Way to go!
- Another congratulations is in store for four Salemites who made the Deans List at Merrimcak College this fall. Congratulations Melissa Garabedian, Alisha Wilkinson, Marissa Osgood and Julie Giamattei on your academic achievements.
- What's up with local music this week? Be sure to check out Bob Broderick's latest blog post on the site now, and upload your own events to our calendar here.
- So everyone's chattering about the weather and how beautiful it's going to be (we're hearing 64 degrees from the National Weather Service). If you hit the beach or do anything else that seems a little crazy considering it's still the winter, be sure to upload your summer in March photos to our Neighborhood Gallery.
- Reader Michele had a question on our Facebook Page about an old rusty pot belly stove that she needs to get rid of, and our readers gave her some great tips (it's like a reader generated You Ask…Patch Answers). Looking to get rip of scrap metal? Check out some reader suggestions, and be sure to add your own suggestions in the comments.