Today is Monday, Jan. 7. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- The city's inaugural ceremonies are tonight (7 p.m.) in Wiggin Auditorium at City Hall. Mayor Ted Bettencourt will give his mid-term address and both the City Council and School Committee will organize for the new year.
- The Peabody Education Foundation is establishing a new award in honor of the city's namesake. Recipients of the new George Peabody Legacy Award will be announced on Peabody's birthday -- Feb. 18. The PEF is kicking off the initiative tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Main Branch of the Peabody Institute Library and will provide more details then on the award. The event is open to the public. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-538-9055.
- Food for fines: The Peabody Institute Library is running its annual program to benefit Haven from Hunger, starting Jan. 14. Donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items will be accepted to clear overdue fines on Peabody-owned library materials.
- The Lady Crusaders at Bishop Fenwick are having a good basketball season so far, now 6-2 after shutting down Lowell Catholic Friday, 44-14. The Crusaders, however, test their mettle against powerhouse St. Mary's today (7 p.m.)
- The high point in Saturday's gymnastics meet between Peabody and a co-op Danvers/North Reading team went to the Tanners' Samantha Kinnaly, who finished third in the all-around with a score of 30.1. Danvers/North Reading won the meet 138.6-108.15
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