Winthrop Town Hall
1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
ph: 617.846.1852
From the Desk of the Town Manager- July 18, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                        July 18, 2013


Winthrop Parks and Recreation
Concert in the Park
July 18th 6:00 pm Ingleside Park

Movie in the Park
July 18th 8:00pm Ingleside Park
Despicable Me


The Winthrop Art Association presents
Art in French Square
Saturday, July 20 9:00am-1:00pm
Come and enjoy as members of the Winthrop Art Association show and sell their works of art and crafts.
For more information, contact Dawn at 617-846-2644

The Band of Extraordinary Gentlemen will be performing on Winthrop Beach (Shore Drive at Dolphin Avenue) on Monday, July 22, the night of the full moon.~ ~Bring a folding chair or blanket and enjoy this free concert featuring Winthrop's own BXG - Jerry Driscoll on drums and keyboards, Sean Egan on bass ~and Jimmy Feeley on lead guitar.

Tidal Pool Exploration is back by popular demand!~ Matthew Nash of DCR will lead a FREE Tidal Pool Discovery program at Winthrop Beach on Tuesday, July 23rd from 6 to 7:30.~ Adults and children are encouraged to attend.~ Wear flip flops and prepare to look for many creatures that live in a tidal pool. ~~~~This program is sponsored by DCR, the Friends of Winthrop Beach and Save the Harbor.

Neighbor2Neighbor will sponsor a Pizza Party Fundraiser to benefit the Capobianco-Dalton Family on Sunday, August 25th from 4 to 7 PM at the Senior Center.~ They were displaced by a fire in their home on June 30th.~ Tickets for the Pizza Party will be $10/$5 for children.~ An account has been opened at the East Boston Savings Bank.~ Donations should be made payable to: Capobianco-Dalton Family Fund and can be taken to any branch of the bank.~ More information to follow.

There is a new and improved Web Site from the School Building Assistance Committee (SBAC) for informational purposes only.
Log in to Winthrop Public Schools web site at and click on the left column on School Building Assistance Committee.
Check in frequently for progress reports and any new news received from
the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). Add to your favorites bar for easy access.

Local musician Max Whiting, Bassist and Band Leader, will bring his group, Musicmakers to Winthrop's Ingleside Park for the 2013 Music in the Park series beginning on Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Bassist and Band Leader, Max Whiting will be accompanied by drummer, Donn Carr of Peabody, saxophonist Tom Reppucci of Lynn, George Blodgett from Hampton Beach on Organ and local singer, Brenda Keen from Malden. Musicmakers will provide cool, smooth, live jazz for a relaxing, entertaining musical evening.

Max has performed throughout the Northeast, eastern Canada and Florida during his musical career. Originally from Providence, Winthrop has been home since the mid-1990s. He currently serves as Vice President and Music Director for the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society, the music of his soul. The organization was formed to ensure the continuation of R&B in the original musical tradition and offers musical instruments to RI school children in need.


Linnea Star, psychic medium, is appearing at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St, on July 20th. She will bring forth metaphysical messages from the other side showing that the soul is truly eternal. $30.00 includes medium-ship and light refreshments. Cash or check accepted at the door. Contact Pam at 617-590-1758 or

Delicious Lobster Lunches...A generous lobster roll, bag of kettle chips, homemade triple chocolate brownie....all for just $15!! Complimentary Winthrop delivery if desired. Every Saturday June 15 - Aug 31. Order by Friday at 7:00pm for Saturday 10:00am pick up at the Parish Hall. Call 617-846-2363 opt#3 or visit to order.
All proceeds benefit St. John's Episcopal Parish.

French Square Market
The next French Square Market will be held on Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 to 8:00p.m. in French Square.
The event will feature local artists, crafters and vendors selling their goods in French Square, while local musicians perform. There will also be specials offered by local Center area restaurants. So come down next Wednesday, July 17th from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the Center business district on a beautiful summer’s evening.
Some tables and seating will be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair and enjoy the atmosphere.
For more information, call the Town Manager’s office and speak to Joseph Domelowicz at 617-846-1078 x1013.
Sunset Cruise sails August 7
Tickets are on sale now from the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce for its annual Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor.~ The excursion will take place Wednesday, August 7 leaving from the Town Pier at the Public Landing.~ Boarding is at 6:30 p.m., returning at 9:30 p.m.
The elegant premier vessel of Boston Harbor Cruises, the Regency, will take a scenic tour of the inner harbor.~ A fun way to beat the heat, it is a relaxing night out with friends and neighbors.~ Back by popular demand, the band “FineLine” with John and Lori Wadkins will be providing the evening’s entertainment.
Call 617-846-9898 or stop by the office at 207 Hagman Road for tickets.~ MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted.~ Price is $40 per person and includes a light meal.~ Don’t miss the boat: visit for more details.

The Viking Pride Foundation, along with The Larry Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center and Winthrop Parks and Recreation, are joining efforts to create a new spring/summer recreation center. The rink facility is not utilized between mid-April through mid-August, and it is the goal of the Viking Pride Foundation to create a venue for our kids to go and participate in organized recreational activities during the spring and summer months. Creating a fun and safe place for our kids is a top priority, so we ask you to join us in supporting this very important initiative.

To help support this effort, defray the costs of the floor and equipment needed to get the recreation center up and running, and to further our Foundation's mission, the Viking Pride Foundation is sponsoring "The Summer Chiller" event on Saturday, August 24th from 7-11PM at The Larry Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center. The Summer Chiller will include entertainment by "Guilty Pleasure", New England's premiere dance band, as well as food, drinks, raffles, and other fun activities. "Guilty Pleasure" performs across New England, including recent performances at Foxwoods, Twin River Casino and the Hard Rock Café. This event will also give you the opportunity to check out the new floor purchased by the Viking Pride Foundation which was the key first step in getting this recreation center started. Most importantly, it once again gives Winthrop a forum to come together as a community for a great night of music and dancing, with the continued goal of ensuring the youth of Winthrop have the best co-curricular experiences available to them. All proceeds from this event will be going exclusively to the new recreation center.

If you're feeling lucky, there will be a “High Rollers Raffle” with only 100 raffle tickets being sold for $100 apiece. At the night of the event, the winner will be pulled for a $5,000 prize. There will also be many silent auction items, including the featured “Grand Silent Auction Prize,” which is a one week stay at the Christmas Tree Inn in Vermont. The Christmas Tree Inn sleeps 40 people and is one mile from Sugarbush Resort. For details on the many amenities and area activities this resort offers to go Gather your extended family and friends for a week of rest and relaxation as you hit the slopes or partake in the many outdoor activities. The Christmas Tree Inn will allow for a memorable vacation with a large group of people closest to you, while simultaneously knowing the cost of your wonderful trip will go directly back into the Recreation Center for your community.

If you are a local business that wants to get behind this new Recreation Center for our youth, sponsorships are currently being offered in the following denominations, all of which will be acknowledged in event advertisements and at the event itself:
$5,000 (Gold - includes two tables of 10 for the sponsor).
$2,500 (Silver - includes a table of 10 for sponsor)
$1,000 (Bronze)
$500 (Platinum level)
Individual tickets are $30. With the event fast approaching, townspeople are encouraged to go to the Viking Pride website at or calling 617-539-4873 to purchase tickets. You can also reach out to any Viking Pride Foundation board member to purchase tickets and/or a table for this event.

We thank the Winthrop Community for your continued support of the Viking Pride Foundation and your forthcoming commitment to helping us realize our goal of opening the new recreation center to the children and townspeople of Winthrop.

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.