5 Things to Know: Gomez in Peabody Today

Here's a snapshot of what's going on in Peabody.

Today is Monday, March 25. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. Gomez visits Peabody: Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez is hitting the campaign trail up in the Tanner City this afternoon. He plans to stop by Brooksby Village to chat with local voters.
  2. Did you know today is Greek Independence Day? Students from the St. Vasilios Greek School already celebrated yesterday with poems, songs and dances and now the Greek flag will fly today at City Hall accompanied by more celebrations for the 192nd anniversary of Greek freedom from the Ottoman Empire. St. Val's former principal (of 60 years) is Mary Emeromistis, who just received a Community Spirit Award last week from the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Liquor license: The Licensing Board will be hearing an application for a full liquor license tonight (7 p.m.) for a new pub downtown.
  4. Meet an adventure journalist: Science and adventure journalist Jeff Wise will be talking about “The Upside of Fear,” March 28 (7 p.m.) at the Main Branch of the Peabody Institute Library. Wise is the author of “Extreme Fear: the Science of Your Mind in Danger.” For more information and to register, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or check it out online.
  5. Joining the Dream Team: Higgins Middle School Principal Todd Bucey says English language arts specialist Linda Heafey, an exploratory teacher at the Higgins, has been selected to be part of LearnZillion's 2013 Dream Team. Heafey was among more than 3,000 to apply and now one of 200 in the country to band together to "create high-quality Common Core lessons on a platform that helps teachers plan great instruction, assign lessons directly to students, and track student mastery," says Bucey. The Dream Team will produce the next 2,000 lessons on the platform and also participate in TeachFest 2013 in May out in San Francisco. LearnZillion is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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