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Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: Aug. 10

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Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: Aug. 10

Today is Friday, Aug. 10. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Muggy: The temperatures should not get out of the low 80s on Friday, but for many people that may not be any consolation since the humidity will be very high. And there’s a slightly greater chance than Thursday of an afternoon thunderstorm on Friday - any time after 11 a.m.

2. Organics: As the temperatures rise again, we offer this reminder on how to avoid foul odors in - put your cooked food, meat and bones in paper bags in the freezer or fridge until pick-up day. Plus, spraying the mouth of the bin with vinegar water or Clorox water will help keep vermin from getting in there.

3. Story time: The , hoping to get everyone pumped up for the . And they have been everywhere. One of the events they have planned is at on three consecutive Saturday mornings. It starts this Saturday at 11 a.m. with stories from Mexico. It is free and open to all with no registration required.

4 Tax Free: This weekend is a tax-free weekend here in Massachusetts. While there are all sorts of big-box options in the nearby areas of Beverly, Danvers and Peabody, you may want to consider to instead save on the 6.25 percent tax right here at the many small business in Hamilton and Wenham. Any item costing $2,500 or less qualifies as tax-free, including alcohol. Taxes will still be imposed for the purchase of vehicles, boats, meals, gas and tobacco at any price.

5. Mullen Sign: The Wenham Planning Board meets at 8 a.m. on Friday at , when it will consider an application to put up a sign for Penguin Hall on the Mullen property that exceeds the limits set out in the zoning bylaws. The board will also get an update on and discuss the at .

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

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