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are five things you need to know on Monday, Dec. 16.
1. Cold: The sun will be out on Monday but it will be cold, with a high temperature only in the mid-20s. The wind will also be gusting, blowing at 15-22 miles per hour with gusts to 40 mph.
2. Governor: Gov. Deval Patrick has been on a trip to Asia for the past few days, spending a few days in Japan and now he is in Singapore. On Monday, he has visits with U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar and tour the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Translational Medicine, among activities.
3. Gift Basket: We’ll find out this week who wins the three downtown Beverly gift baskets with products and gift certificates from over 50 businesses. Participating downtown businesses had collected a free ticket in the "Merry Main Streets" raffle. The baskets, put together by Beverly Main Streets, have been on display in Casa de Moda. The raffle entry deadline was Saturday and the winners will be announced this week, in time to finish their Christmas shopping with the gifts in downtown.
4. CSA: If you want to sign up for the winter CSA at Moraine Farm in North Beverly, Monday is the final day. There will be two distributions, on Saturday, Dec. 21 and Jan. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. and will include spinach, kale, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, beets, shallots, rutabaga, winter radishes and butternut squash. A winter share is $100 and you also must be a current member of The Trustees of Reservations.
5. City Council: The City Council will meet a half hour earlier than usual on Monday night, at 6:30 p.m., to leave time to honor outgoing City Councilors Scott Dullea, Maureen Troubetaris, Wes Slate and Brett Schetzsle, Mayor Bill Scanlon, School Committee President Maria Decker and departments heads, Planner Tina Cassidy, Finance Director John Dunn and City Solicitor Roy Gelineau. The meeting happens in the City Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall.