February 3, 2021
We invite you to join us in uplifting and celebrating the achievements of black individuals past and present. Join our virtual community on the idea-sharing site Padlet to share inspirational poems, quotes, peoples, artists; shout-out to your favorite black-owned businesses; help us capture moments of black history on the North Shore, and tell us what you and your family are doing to honor black history this month.
The state has entered Phase 2 of the COVID vaccine distribution program and individuals ages 75+ are now eligible to receive the vaccine. There are over 100 vaccination sites throughout Massachusetts and new locations are added daily. Swampscott continues to participate in a regional vaccination program and is currently focused on providing 2nd doses to individuals in Phase 1. Stay tuned for additional information about Swampscott clinics which are largely contingent upon availability of the vaccine.
Winter is a difficult time in any year, and even harder during COVID-19. Swampscott has contracted with INTERFACE, a free outpatient mental health resource and referral Helpline that helps residents and/or public school students connect with outpatient mental health and wellness resources. Take care of yourself and call INTERFACE at 888-244-6843 to help you connect with someone to assist you with your mental health needs.
Join the library for two events honoring Black History Month:

Presentation: The Life of Fredrick Douglass
Thursday, February 4 @ 7pm
Join Izzi Abrams for a presentation via Zoom on the life of Frederick Douglass and his ties to Swampscott, including his friendship with Harriet Tubman. LEARN MORE.

A Visit from Kate Clifford Larson
Wednesday, February 17 @ 6:30pm
Kate Clifford Larson is the author of Bound for the Promised Land, a book about the life of Harriet Tubman, and she was also a consultant for the film Harriet. Join the library while she discusses her book and in particular the relationship between Tubman and William Lloyd Garrison. LEARN MORE.

The Senior Center continues its series of Grab 'n Go programs on February 12 with a special Valentine's Day event co-sponsored by The Baker's Daughter Diner and the Friends of the Swampcott Senior Center.

Seniors can make a reservation to come to the Senior Center and grab a Chicken Noodle Soup, finger sandwiches, V-Day cookie, and valentines made by the Girl Scouts. That evening, seniors can enjoy a Neil Diamond Tribute scheduled to air at 7pm on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 41. Call 781-596-8866 to reserve a meal!
Seaglass Village is a community of neighbors in the greater Marblehead, Swampscott and Nahant area helping each other maintain dignity, independence, freedom and safety while aging in place. Seaglass Village will provide a coordinated network of volunteers and vetted paid services as well as friends who enjoy recreational, social, cultural and educational events. To learn more visit
Stay up-to-date on the Senior activities on the following Facebook pages:

Read the January 2021 edition of the
Senior Center Compass Newsletter here.
February 13 - 7:00 PM
In this interactive Zoom program, Maia Gosselin of Sip Wine Education will take you on a tour of 3 delicious wines perfect for your Valentine evening and beyond. Varietals, history, fun facts and today's trends will all be covered.

The Recreation Department, Library, and Senior Center have teamed up to bring Valentine's Day Cards to seniors this year and we need your help. Sign-up to make up to 5 cards for the seniors then drop them off at the library by February 8th and we will deliver them to the seniors with a sweet treat.
Build a snowman in your yard or at any Swampscott Park between January 1st and March 1st.
Take a picture of your creation and submit it to Swampscott Recreation at

See all Swampscott Recreation
events and programs HERE.
Did you know that the Town has 475 fire hydrants?

Half of them are wet barreled hydrants which contain water in the body of the hydrant. Because this water freezes during the winter, DPW spends three weeks weatherizing the hydrants to ensure you stay safe this winter!
Swampscott Historical Commission

Calling for Nominations!
The Swampscott Historical Commission invites residents to submit nominations for this year's Annual Preservation and Restoration Awards. You can nominate yourself, a friend, or neighbor to award recognition for preservation or restoration efforts made on historic properties in town. These can include residences, commercial buildings, or other buildings whose preservation is faithful to the original design or style.
Learn more HERE.
Volunteers Needed!

Swampscott's Boards and Committees are seeking new members to help lead innovative projects and programs in Swampscott.

Fill out a volunteer form to express interest in any one of dozens of committees and tell us how you want to help!
Select Board
February 3, 2021 - 6:00 PM

School Committee Workshop
February 3, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Renewable Energy Committee
February 3, 2021 - 7:00 PM

School Committee Public Hearing
February 3, 2021 - 7:00 PM

Board of Assessors
February 4, 2021 - 3:30 PM

Planning Board
February 8, 2021 - 7:00 PM

Capital Improvement Committee
February 9, 2021 - 7:00 PM

School Committee
February 10, 2021 - 7:00 PM
View detailed Town Election information HERE.
Friday, March 5
Last day for candidates to obtain nomination papers for all Town Offices.

Tuesday, March 9
Last day to submit nomination papers for all Town Offices requiring certification

Last day for incumbent Town Meeting members to notify Town Clerk intent to run for re-election.

Thursday, March 25
Last day for filing withdrawals or objections to all nomination papers.

Wednesday, April 7
Last day to register to vote

Tuesday, April 27
Election Day
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