The Hamilton Board of Health reminds Hamilton residents to notify the town in writing if they wish to have their property excluded from the pesticide spraying used for mosquito control. “Request for Exclusion for Application of Pesticide” forms are available at the Board of Health Office, 577 Bay Road, second floor, Hamilton, or on the BOH website at www.hamiltonma.gov/Pages/HamiltonMA_Health/index. Due to state mosquito control regulations, forms and letters must be sent by certified mail and received no later than Saturday, March 1. For more information, visit the BOH, or call 978-468-5579.
The application deadline for the Danvers Garden Club Scholarship is Friday, March 28. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who lives in Danvers and whose post-secondary plans include floral design, landscape design, floriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental science, forestry, earth science (geography, geology or meteorology) or a closely related field. For scholarship information or materials, call 978-777-4157, or mail to DGC Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 167, Danvers, MA 01923.
Swampscott Public Library presents the 10th annual Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest for students in grades seven to 12 who live or attend school in Swampscott. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to winners. Entry forms are available at local schools, the Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., and at www.noblenet.org/swampscott on the “Teen Scene Page.” Poems must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 27. For more information, call the library at 781-596-8867.
SalemRecycles, the city of Salem’s recycling committee, is holding a free book and media swap on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is asking readers to drop off donations of commercial CDs, DVDs, videos and all books, including textbooks, on Friday, March 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., or before noon on Saturday, March 15, at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., Salem. Volunteers will be available to help unload. No swap is needed in order to attend; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both. Everything that doesn’t find a new home will be donated or recycled. For more information, contact Julie Rose at email@example.com or 978-619-5679.