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From the Desk of the Town Manager- June 7th, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                           June 7, 2012

French Square Open-Air Market
Begins tonight! Thursday, June 7th

Music, Crafts, Food Kick-Off Summer-Long Festivities
Tonight from 4 to 8PM, Winthrop Center will host the first of 13 weekly Open Air markets. Everyone is invited down to the Center for this family-friendly event, to be held each Thursday throughout June, July, and August. Help make French Square Market a community success!

The Naming Ceremony of the New Ferry Terminal Building
at the Public Landing

Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:30pm
Winthrop Public Landing- Town Pier

Come help the Siefert family celebrate the naming of the new Ferry Terminal/Harbor Master Building after Norm Siefert.

June 16, 2012
sponsored by The Boston Harbor Association's
Emerging Professionals Committee

Where & When
Date: Saturday, June 16th
Time: 9 - 11AM, Rain or Shine
Location: Corner of Winthrop Shore Drive and Dolphin Avenue

Lend a hand, then head out to the Islands for free!
The Boston Harbor Association's Emerging Professionals Committee invites you to join us in helping to clean up Winthrop and Yirrell Beaches. In partnership with Speaker Robert DeLeo and the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, we will be tackling the coastline from the southern end of Yirrell Beach to the northern end of Winthrop Beach. The Department of Conservation and Recreation will provide all of the necessary equipment. Come meet new friends, join your neighbors, and do a little good for our community!
Boston Harbor Cruises is offering complimentary round trip tickets aboard the Winthrop ferry for the first 50 participants in the cleanup effort - so make sure to get there early! We will be providing light snacks and beverages to all volunteers as well.
For more information, email Peter Lombardi at

On Saturday June 9th, 2012 at 10:00 AM, the Winthrop Special Olympics will be holding it's annual Driscoll Meheagan Track Invitational at Miller Field. Everyone is invited to this incredible event, with a cookout sponsored by the Winthrop Police Association, immediately following the awards presentation. It's a feel good event that requires nothing but your attendance and enthusiasm; a great time is had by all. We hope to see you there!

Town-Wide Yard Sale Saturday June 9
Winthrop’s 4th annual Town-Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine. For the online map go to or for the Google map. Printed maps can also be picked up at the Winthrop MarketPlace, Library, Senior Center, Chamber of Commerce, and other locations in town.
There will be a trove of hidden treasures to be found in Winthrop on Saturday! With 91 homes holding yard sales in just 1.6 square miles, bargain-hunters will be able to hit lots of places in a short amount of time. Some local businesses are also offering special discounts that day. Find your hidden treasures…

Jazz/Rock Night in Winthrop
Featuring David Limina
And the Winthrop Jazz/Rock Band
With Special WHS GuestVocalists and
Professional Guests from the Boston Music Scene
Wednesday, June 6th 7:00pm
Fortunado Hall, Winthrop High School
General Admission $5.00
Students $2.00
Proceeds to benefit the Winthrop Jazz/Rock Band

Summer Sunrise Yoga- In the Moment Yoga
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings- 5:30-6:30 am
Begins June 19th at Hannaford Park, Winthrop Highlands
Taught by Georgeane Tacelli Coleman
Beginner and seasoned yogis welcome.
What to bring? A yoga mat, water and a smile
What to wear? Comfortable clothes (layers recommended)
What is the fee? Donations gratefully accepted
Questions? or 617-846-6205
Sunrise yoga will take place every week through the end of August,
weather permitting.

The Winthrop Cultural Council and the Clock Tower Gallery
Showing three individual styles of art together for the first time.
Matthew, Debra and Max

Artists' Reception
Saturday, June 16th 2012
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Winthrop Cultural Center
The Clock Tower Gallery
45 Pauline Street, Winthrop

Gallery hours: June 2nd through July 7th
Thursdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 2-5pm

Survivors by the Sea are having a Relay for Life Fundaraiser at La Siesta Restaurante on Tuesday, June 12th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
10% of dinner proceeds will be donated to ACS Relay for Life.

How can you help? Just eat dinner at La Siesta.
It’s as easy as that!
Make your reservations now! 617-846-2300


Notice is hereby given that the Conservation Commission’s public hearing with the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation regarding the Winthrop Beach Nourishment project has been re-scheduled for June 13, 2012 at 7:45 P.M.
in the Joseph Harvey Hearing Room, Winthrop Town Hall.

Annual Father’s Day Family Panacake Breakfast

Sunday, June 17, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Winthrop High School Cafeteria
Donation: $6.00


Winthrop Playmakers "The Music Man" Fundraiser
Please support this production~by bringing your family and friends to the Dockside Restaurant in Chelsea from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday, June 13th.
During these hours give your server one of our~Dine for Dollars tickets and~The Playmakers~will receive 25% of the entire organization’s sales.

The Winthrop Ferry is back!
Ferry service will resume on Saturday, May 26th.  The Ferry is a great way to get to and from Boston.  Whether your commuting to work or just  heading into Boston for dinner, the ferry is fast and easy.  In addition to daily trips to Boston, the Ferry will also offer service to Spectacle Island during the weekends of July and August!  For the complete schedule go to:

21st Century Afterschool Programs, in conjuction with Winthrop Parents Network, presents
The 5th Annual Spring Literacy Day
Friday, June 8th, 2012
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cummings School Auditorium
Special Appearance by Rick Goldin
Children love his songs…Sing along with Rick and his Annimal Puppets!
Come and enjoy crafts, games and make your own bookmarker.
There will be free books given out to every child who attends!
Pizza and water will be served.
For more information, call 617-846-1711

This summer, Parks and Recreation will be hosting
Summer Concerts & Movie Nights
Thursdays at Ingleside Park Gazebo
The first one will be held June 7th
Senior Tones will perform at 7:30
This group entertains in the North Shore Area performing oldies
from the 50’s and 60’s
The other scheduled dates include: June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th and August 23rd.

The 21st Century Afterschool Program is hosting a fundraiser at the
Dockside Restaurant
170 Everett Ave, Chelsea
Thursday, June 14th between 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bring your “Dining for Dollars” Ticket and 21st Century Afterschool will receive 25% of sales.
They will also be having a huge raffle.
For tickets, please call 617-846-1711 or 617-642-0017

The new Chelmsford High School Performing Arts Center will host the biennial EMACT (Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theater) festival of performance and competition June 28-30, 2012.~ In three-play sessions, eleven theater groups will present a variety of complete, but compressed, plays to showcase their production talent, and for the opportunity to improve their craft.

Tickets for each session are $25, and the full-festival pass (4 sessions) is $75.~ These may be purchased at the website, or at the door.~ Adjudications will be given at the end of each session and are free to attend. Parking is plentiful and access is convenient, just off I-495 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Saturday, June 30, 10:00 AM, Session #3:~ You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Theater With~A Twist); Closer (Hovey Players); The Laramie Project (Winthrop Playmakers)

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