5 Things to Know: Tanners' Swim Team on a Roll

The Peabody High swimming and diving team is having one of its best seasons of the past several years.

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. The Tanners are still undefeated in the pool. The Peabody High varsity team vanquished Lynn Classical, 104-74, Tuesday night in Lynn to mark a 5-0-1 record for the season. Next up is Marblehead on Jan. 20. For more highlights from last night's meet, check out the latest report from coach Maureen Shea.
  2. Project 351: Two Higgins Middle School eighth-graders are participating in this year's Project 351 activities in Boston. Matthew D'Amato and Katie Wallace will serve as Peabody's ambassadors in the service program with Gov. Deval Patrick and both were nominated by Higgins Principal Todd Bucey. Bucey praised both students for their "compassion, commitment, humility, kindness and generosity of spirit." The program runs for a year and kicks off Jan. 26.
  3. Creativity Lab: The Peabody Institute Library and sponsors of the library's new Creativity Lab project kick things off today at the Main Branch from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Suttom Room. If you'd like to attend, sign up here, or email Melissa Robinson with any questions at mrobinson@noblenet.org or call 978-531-0100 ext. 14.
  4. Want to be a gallery sitter? The ArcWorks Community Art Center is in need of volunteers who are willing to donate a few hours of their time as Art Gallery Sitters. Sitters mind the gallery and greet guests. Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information contact Director of Volunteer Services Suzanne Ryan at 978-624-2318 or sryan@ne-arc.org.
  5. To Nixle or not: The Police Department uses Nixle to send out emergency alerts and other public notices from the city of Peabody via email or text message. And it's free. You can sign up here.


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