Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- New principal: Schools Superintendent Joe Mastrocola says he will publicly announce his choice for the new principal at Peabody High during tonight's School Committee meeting. Mastrocola tells Peabody Patch all three finalist candidates were quality administrators who could have filled the post. The board begin its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Kiley School gymnasium first with a report from the student council.
- The School Committee will also recognize the winners of the 2013 George Peabody third grade essay contest tonight. Benjamin McKiernan, Natalie Kuchar and Alexa Demakis took 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively, while Jake Westin and Alexandra Grillo won honorable mentions. The winners already received their official prizes and praise at the George Peabody House & Museum Feb. 15 during an annual awards ceremony.
- Playoff bound:The Tanners girls' basketball team begins its postseason journey tonight, hosting Methuen at 7 p.m.
- Candidates forum at Brooksby: All four candidates for State Representative in Peabody are scheduled to appear for a candidates forum at Brooksby Village on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The forum is not structured as a debate, but rather as an opportunity for each candidate to take several minutes to introduce themselves and explain their views on the issues.
- Mark your calendars for Saturday: The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce joins its neighbors in Salem and Beverly again to jointly host the 9th Annual Health & Wellness Expo at the Northshore Mall. The PACC says more than 40 exhibitors are lined up for the day. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is sponsored by Lahey Health and North Shore Medical Center. For more information contact PACC President Deanne Healey (978-531-0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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