Due to COVID-19, there is again no Alewife Festival this year. With wind and rain kicking off the weekend, maybe it’s not a bad thing. The alewives didn’t get the message and they are here in great numbers although they are slowing down somewhat compared to their strong showing of the past few weeks. So, if visiting the fish ladder is in your plans this weekend, there are still plenty of alewives to see. Weather permitting, fish ladder t-shirts and hats will be on sale at the fish house this weekend. Don’t miss the chance to get one of these great mementos of a very special place!