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Dunkin' Drive-Thru, School Board Wraps Up Superintendent's Contract and More

Here's what you need to know to get your week started in Danvers.

The Dunkin' Donuts at 79 Andover St. is looking to add drive-through service. Credit: File photo
The Dunkin' Donuts at 79 Andover St. is looking to add drive-through service. Credit: File photo
Today is Monday, Jan. 13. Here's what you need to know to get your week started in Danvers.

  1. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets Monday (7 p.m.) at Town Hall and one item on the agenda is sure to grab the attention of Dunkin' Donuts fans or just coffee lovers in general -- the franchise owners of the Dunks at 79 Andover St. (westbound side of Route 114) are asking the ZBA to allow a drive-through window at the shop. You can find the full agenda here. That Dunkin' Donuts was also remodeled a little over a year ago.
  2. Other town board meetings this week: The School Committee meets Monday (7 p.m.) at Danvers High and still has some unfinished business to wrap up on the superintendent's contract and evaluation. You can find the full agenda here. The Downtown Improvement Committee meets Tuesday (8 a.m.), the Planning Board meets Tuesday as well (7 p.m.), and the Rail Trail Advisory Committee meets Thursday (6 p.m.) along with the Danvers Recreation Committee (7 p.m.).
  3. The weather: There should be some rain this week along with sun and warmer temperatures, ranging from high 30s to high 40s. The only snow so far looks to be a slight chance on Saturday for snow showers.
  4. Plumfield Academy, a private 1-8 grades school in Danvers, is holding two open house sessions Monday (10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) for prospective students and their parents.
  5. If you're thinking about enrolling at North Shore Community College this year, you can get a jumpstart on the process by taking advantage of a free on-the-spot admission event Tuesday afternoon at the Danvers campus. Classes start Jan. 21.
  6. Want to learn about the history behind Howard Johnson's? Boston historian and author Anthony Sammarco will be at the library Wednesday evening to talk about his book on the subject.
  7. St. John's Prep hosts its annual Empty Bowls Dinner Party Thursday (6 p.m.) to benefit Haven from Hunger. Come purchase a custom made bowl, fill it with tasty soup and support a local food pantry.
  8. Arbella Drum & Bugle Corps are holding an open house on Sunday at Lauren Poussard's photography studio. It's a reincarnation of a drum corps that hailed from Salem in the 1970s and 1980s. Curious? Read on to find out more about it.

Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Danvers.

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