Here's a pre-Thanksgiving rivalry. On Sunday at noon at Swampscott Middle School, 207 Forest Ave., Marblehead and Swampscott will duel for the Ephraim Trophy.
That's the Gerry 5 of Marblehead vs. the Atlantic of Swampscott in a competition to see which antique hand pumped fire engine can shoot the longest stream of water. These are both Hunneman Engines built in 1845 in Boston.
Come and support your hometown; spectators are encouraged to pump.
It's a half an hour of excitement and the chance to see these two lovingly maintained examples of 19th century engineering.
2. Weather Watch:
Friday's forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with a high temperature of 50 degrees.
- Sunrise: 7:08 a.m.
- Low tide: 10:07 a.m.
- High tide: 4:23 p.m.
- Sunset: 5:45 p.m.
3.) Pumpkin Notes:
The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society is hosting its pumpkin decorating workshops for children on Tuesday, Oct. 29. For more information and to preregister visit the Marblehead Historical website.
4.) Pumpkin Notes Part II:
The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society is hosting its pumpkin illumination at the Lee Mansion on Wednesday, Oct. 30. For more information visit the Marblehead Historical website.
5.) Baseball Notes:Marblehead Youth Baseball congratulates the World Series-bound Red Sox! MYB salutes the 25 Red Sox players, who turned around the franchise, with an early-bird $25 per player discount!!** Each player who registers now until December 31, 2013 will receive a $25 discount. After December 31, 2013, normal registration fees will apply. Family discounts still apply in addition to the early-bird discount. So for a family with 2 players, for example, that’s a $100 savings if you register by December 31, 2013! Please go to www.mhdbaseball.org to register today! In other exciting news, MYB has joined Facebook! To keep up with the latest updates (registration deadlines, Opening Day ceremony information, field closings/game cancelations, home runs, web gems, etc.) go to MYB's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mhdbaseball and click the "LIKE" button!
We are looking forward to a great season in 2014! Go Red Sox -- ALCS Champs!