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From the Desk of the Town Manager- June 20, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                        June 20, 2013
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Tonight!
Please join us for a discussion on open space and recreation in Winthrop
Thursday, June 20th 7:00pm-9:00pm
Gorman-Fort Banks Elementary School
101 Kennedy Drive

The Town of Winthrop is in the process of preparing a new open space and recreation plan.  
The Town wants to hear your views on:

  • Goals for open space and recreation for the next seven years
  • Connecting points of interest with trails and paths
  • Conservation and open lands
  • Parks, playing fields and playgrounds
  • Beaches and boating
The meeting is being sponsored by the Town of Winthrop and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).  
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Congratulations to the WHS Students of the Month for May: Joseph Bosco, David Bushi, Earl Gillis, Joseph Fabiano, James Forster, Taylor Reilly, Samantha Mooney, Eric Wadkins, Charles Munzing, Rachel Rogowicz, Jason Berry and Chris Beaudry. Great job!
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104 8th grade students are enjoyed the sights of Washington, D.C. last weekend.  Thank you Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, who provided each student with a Boston Strong t-shirt for their trip!
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The 11 Foundation sponsored a powerful presentation for our 8th grade students last week. “The Improbable Players” came to the Middle School and gave an outstanding performance on substance abuse and decision-making.
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Town of Winthrop
Parks Committee

The parks committee would like to express their sincere appreciation for the families and local businesses that made this year’s Family Fun Night a huge success. Over a hundred families came out to enjoy a night of games, music and dancing. The fundraiser helped to raise money towards the completion of Pico Park and is helping the committee move forward to the next projects: Coughlin Park and Pond Street Park.  Special thanks to The Cottage Park Yacht Club, Winthrop Marketplace, CVS, Pizza Center, Michael’s Hallmark, the Martucci Family, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, Frank Constantino, Russ Sanford, Happy Kids Entertainment, Melyssa Perkins, Beacon Photography, Parks and Recreation Staff and Winthrop High School.

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Winthrop will continue their tradition of the 4th of July fireworks!  
Donations are needed.  If you would like to make a donation towards this annual family event, you can mail them to the Winthrop Fire Department, 40 Pauline Street, Winthrop MA 02152.  Checks can be made payable to: Town of Winthrop Fireworks.  Thank you for your support.
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Reminder: Next week (June 24-29) is street sweeping.
Please remove vehicles from your street by 7 am on the day of your trash
pick-up.
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo will sponsor the annual Winthrop Beach Cleanup on Saturday, June 22nd.~ ~Volunteers are needed. ~We will meet at the corner of Shore Drive and Dolphin Avenue at 9 AM.~ This year’s cleanup of Winthrop Beach is co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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At The Clock Tower Gallery
Teacher & Student Together For A Show
Doretha James and Glena Raya-Silva
June 16th - July 27th
Thurs. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 2:00 -4:00 p.m.
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Ferry service has begun! Currently the schedule is Monday through Friday with departures from Winthrop at 7:15am, 8:15am and 6:00pm.  Boston departures are at 7:45am, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.  More trips may be added as the season goes on.  Come park at the landing (for free!) and give the ferry a try!
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CAPIC ANNUAL MEETING
The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc., (CAPIC) Board of Directors will conduct their 45th annual meeting of the corporation on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop, MA. The meeting will begin at noon and the public is invited to attend the business portion of the meeting at which time the 2013-2014 officers will be elected. For more information contact CAPIC’s Executive Director at 617-884-6130.
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Old Fashioned Family Day at the Beach July 13
Join the Chamber for fun in the sun at Yirrell Beach on Point Shirley! The 16th annual “Old Fashioned Family Day at the Beach” takes place Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, put on by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce & Winthrop MarketPlace. The rain date is Sunday, July 14.

The summertime tradition features rides, games, contests, raffles, DJ, and a cookout. Kids will especially enjoy the wave-runner and water slide. Wristbands for the rides are just $5 and are good all day.

No need to pack a lunch as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and sausages will be grilled on the barbeque. There will also be pizzas and ice cold drinks for sale. Many businesses will also have giveaways, do temporary tattoos, and much more.

Spinning the tunes, DJ Crazy Jeff will be playing great beach music throughout the day. Kids can also play the ball toss and win neat prizes.  Several contests will take place throughout the day, highlighted by the Adult Spelling Bee at 1:00, “Winthrop’s Got Talent” at 1:30, the Hat Contest at 2:00, and the Hula Hoop Competition at 3:00.

The Public Landing at 707 Shirley Street offers free parking, though carpooling and public transportation is strongly encouraged.
There will be lots to do and enjoy, so be sure to bring a camera. ~See you at the beach!
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12th Annual Peace in the Family Day
*Free*
Games, face painting, food, music and much more!
Saturday, June 22
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bossom Park- between Bellingham Street and Grove Street in Chelsea
Hosted by: Domestic Violence Task Force serving the communities of Revere, Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea.
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Rabies Clinic
June 29, 2013 9am to 11am
Old DPW Building Across from Library
Cost is $10
No Residency Required
Rain or Shine
Please call Winthrop Health Department at 617-846-1740 with any questions.
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