Winthrop Town Hall
1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
ph: 617.846.1852
From the Desk of the Town Manager- June 21, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                           June 21, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the greater Boston area. With temperatures expected to hover near 100 degrees, tonight's French Square Market activities have been cancelled.

You are welcome to continue to join us down in the Center every Thursday night from 4 to 8pm
for the rest of June, July, and August.

French Square Market Committee

We would like to give a big thank you to Blaine O'Donnell, owner of O'Donnell Irrigation and Landscape Services, and the Winthrop Police Department for all of their help finishing the community garden down at the Senior Center.  Well done!

Please join the Winthrop Cultural Council on Saturday, June 23rd from 2:00- 5:00 p.m. at The Clock tower Gallery to celebrate the arts in our community. Come meet past and present grant recipients and learn about the great contributions they are making to the life of our community

CAPIC’s 44rd Annual Meeting
The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) Board of Directors will conduct their 44th Annual meeting of the Corporation on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The meeting will be held at the principal office of the Corporation located at 100 Everett Avenue, Unit 14, Chelsea. The meeting will begin at noon and the public is invited to attend the business portion of the meeting, at which time the 2012-2013 Officers will be elected. For more information, please contact CAPIC’s Executive Director at 617 884-6130.
Chamber Tall Ships Cruise July 2
Tickets are on sale now from the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce for its Tall Ships Cruise.~ The narrated sightseeing tour will be Monday, July 2 leaving from the Town Pier at the Public Landing.~ Boarding is at 6:15 p.m., returning at 9:00 p.m.
Tall Ships and naval vessels from across the world are coming to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the historic role played by the US Navy and our very own USS Constitution in the conflict, and the composing of our national anthem – “The Star Spangled Banner”.
This will be a tribute for the history books. More than 30 U.S. and international naval vessels, crewed by over 5,000 uniformed sailors, will be seen in and around Boston Harbor during the celebration.
A fleet of international Tall Ships, including Cisne Bronco from Brazil, Gloria from Columbia, Ecuador’s Guayas, Indonesia’s Dawaruci, and US Coast Guard’s Eagle, will also be in attendance.
The Chamber of Commerce is putting on a cruise leaving from Winthrop onboard the Revolution.~ Tickets are $50 per person (does not include food).~ This is an excellent opportunity to get up close to the many visiting ships berthed throughout the harbor. All are invited: call 617-846-9898 or stop by the office at 207 Hagman Road for tickets.

For information on the Winthrop Beach Nourishment presentation from the
Conservation Commission on June 13th, 2012, go to:


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

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

Upcoming Parks and Recreation programs:

Tennis Lessons
For ages 13 and up
6-week program on Tuesdays
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Winthrop High School Tennis Courts
Program begins July 10th
Fee is $90 per participant

Summer Golf for Adults
6 week Adult program begins July 11th
Tuesday Classes at Coughlin Park
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fee: $105 if registered by July 3rd, $125 After July 3rd

Summer Golf for Kids
6 week kids program (Ages 8-14)
Begins July 11th
Tuesday classes at Coughlin Park
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Fee: $95 if registered by July 3rd, $115 after July 3rd

Classes limited, all levels welcome, golf clubs, ball and mats are supplied