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April 29, 2014

North Shore News in Brief

Marian Court College is holding its 50th anniversary gala to raise money for scholarships on Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m., at 35 Little’s Point Road, Swampscott. The gala features the presentation of the Beacon Award to Jack Burke of Swampscott, and silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $50 for general admission and $37.50 for alumni. For more information and tickets, contact Lauren Baker at or 781-309-5279.

The Essex County Community Foundation will honor Paula and Binkley Shorts of Wenham with the first-ever George Peabody Award in recognition of the Shorts’ ongoing service, generosity and leadership. The ECCF will recognize the Shorts at its inaugural Celebration of Giving breakfast on Wednesday, May 7, at the Boston Marriott Peabody. The breakfast celebrates collaborative giving, including agency representatives who were awarded this year’s ECCF Fund for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, visit

The PTO of Knowledge Academy presents Mom’s Day Out on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 3 p.m., at the academy, 261 N. Main St., Middleton. The event features chair massages, snacks, children’s program, mini-makeover sessions and free entry into the grand prize raffle. Tickets cost $15 per person and baby-sitting is $10 per child. The event takes place outside but will be moved indoors in case of rain or inclement weather. Space is limited and preregistration is required by contacting Humara Malik at 978-697-8110 or All proceeds from the event benefit Knowledge Academy. For more information, visit

The Hamilton Water Department will be flushing hydrants Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., during the following weeks: May 5 to 8; May 12 to 15; and May 19 to 22. To minimize the amount of dirty water getting into one’s system, refrain from using water during the times listed. Prior to water use, residents should run their cold water, or turn on outside spigots until the lines run clear as discoloration may occur. For more information, visit, or call 978-468-5581.

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