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From the Desk of the Town Manager- April 19th, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
                                                                           April 19, 2012

Arthur T. Cummings PTO Town Wide Recycle Drive!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00am until 11:00am

At the Cummings School Loop! Clothes, Cans & Bottles (MA redeem only) and ALL ELECTRONICS for minimum cost! Unload your stuff at one time with no sticker requirement – for super low costs!

April 28th Prices:
TVs - $15
Computers (monitor & tower) - $15/$20 set
Washers/Dryers - $15
Acs/Fridges $25

Microwaves, Lap Tops, VCRs, DVDs, radios, misc electronics ONLY $5!!

Drop off for FREE: cell phones, batteries, radios, ink jet!!

Support our kids and our earth!

The Mass Audubon Society is having their annual photo contest.
Once again they’re seeking photos that highlight people in nature and the beauty of Massachusetts wildlife and landscapes. Last year, they received more than 2,700 images. They can’t wait to see what you have in store for them this year!
Find everything you need to know about how and what to enter. For those who have entered before, the submission guidelines have been updated along with the prizes.
The contest runs April 2 - September 30, and each month they will highlight some of the entries on their Facebook page. Until then, happy snapping!


The Winthrop Art Association presents the
2012 Spring Art Festival
Saturday, April 28th 12:00- 6:00pm
Sunday, April 29th 11:00am- 4:00pm
Reception- Sunday 2:00-4:00pm

E.B. Newton Cultural Center
45 Pauline Street
Winthrop, MA

Original art and original crafts for viewing and for sale.
For more information call Dawn at 617-846-2644

Come lend a hand to help beautify our park!
The Winthrop Beautification Committee, along with the Department of Public Works, is having a clean-up event at Hannaford/Fort Heath Park on Saturday, April 28th at 8:00am.  Volunteers needed!

Adopt-a-space at the Public Landing.
A few spots are still available which require routine maintenance like weeding and litter pick-up. The spaces are not that big, but are in need of regular upkeep. If interested, please call Fire Chief Paul Flanagan at 617-846-3474.

Neighbor to Neighbor presents a
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
to benefit
The Hobson Family
At Winthrop Senior Center
35 Harvard Street
Saturday, May 12, 2012
8-11 a.m.

Suggested Donation: $10 Adults, $5 for children 10 and under
Breakfast tickets to be sold in advance at French Square on Saturdays, April 21st and 28th and May 5th from 9 a.m. to noon
Many donated raffle items
Please join us as we come together as a community to support our neighbors who lost their home to an explosion in late February.
All checks should be made payable to “Hobson Family Fund”
For more information please contact:
Mary Lou 617 846-8838

Winthrop Public Schools has a new Facebook page!  You can find us on Facebook as “Winthrop Public Schools”.  Please “like” us and stay informed on school information and news!

Mrs. Grayson, 4th grade teacher at the Cummings Elementary School, and the 21st Century after school program are selling bracelets that say Spread the Word to End the Word, and Light it up blue for autism. The bracelets are $2.00. They can be bought at the Cummings School. They are asking all businesses and families to put a blue light bulb on their porch at their business for the month of April to Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness.

Parks and Recreation is offering a one-night seminar:
Stop Dieting
Spring is here!! Time to shed those unwanted winter pounds. After this session of hypnosis, you can see your eating habits change. You will find it easier to abstain from food that you no longer want to eat. You may even stop snacking.

One Night Special Seminar presented by Dr. Susan Worthe McCombs Board Certified Clinical Hypontherapist
Monday, April 23rd from 7:00pm- 8:30pm
E.B. Newton Cultural Center
45 Pauline Street
The cost is $29.00
(An individual session is valued at $175.00)
An optional $30 CD available for purchase.
Class size is limited so sign up early!
For more information, call 617-846-8243
Or register online at

Parks and Recreation is offering a Heartsaver Course.
All classes have a class size limit of 6.
This Heartsaver Course teaches the basic skills of Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
Students also learn about using barrier devices in CPR and giving first aid for choking.  The course teaches how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign body obstruction.
This is a 3.5-hour class.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00am-12:30pm
Cost is $75.00
Winthrop Middle School- rear entrance
For more information, call 617-846-8243
Or register online at

The Winthrop Cultural Council is proud to present:

March 17 – April 22, 2012
The Clock Tower Gallery
At the E.B. Newton Cultural Center
45 Pauline Street

Meet the Artists’ Reception March 30, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: T. W. Thurs. 6-8, Sat. 2-5, and Sun. 1-4.
A unique view of New England by three photographers:
Richard Honan
Mary Pat McNally
Cathy Stacy

The Winthrop Seaside Striders 5k Foot Race will be held on Friday, June 8th at 6:30pm.  The course starts and ends at Winthrop High School.  
The Winthrop Seaside Striders have a mission… to promote health and fitness in Winthrop’s youth through running and other endurance sports.  The Point Shirley Athletic Association and Seaside Striders sponsor the race.  This 5k (3.1 mile) road race is a USA Track & Field Certified Course.  The entry fee is $25.00 and all proceeds will be donated to Winthrop Parks and Recreation.  Make checks payable to Point Shirley Athletic Club.
Mail to: Shane Sherwood, 124 Circuit Road, Winthrop, MA 02152
For race details and online registration go to:
For questions, please email:

Winthrop Town Hall 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
Phone: 617.846.1852
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