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From the Desk of the Town Manager- August 1, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                        August 1, 2013
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5000 steps to 5000 miles

The Winthrop health department is excited to announce its “5,000 steps to 5,000 Miles” walking program. 5,000 steps is the equivalent of 2.5 miles, and this program is designed to encourage individuals and families to get out and walks to improve their health and well-being. It is also organized in conjunction with Town Manager James McKenna’s Walk Winthrop.

The six-week program will begin on August 1 and end on September 12.
The $10 enrollment fee will include a t-shirt and awards night celebration. The first 100 participants will also receive a pedometer and log-book to track their miles and the program will be open to individuals over 18 and family groups.
The objective is to put the pedometer on in the morning and keep it on until bedtime to see how many miles you walk in a day. A listing of walking paths and their mileage will also be provided. Applications will be available at the Health Department office in Town Hall Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pets are also encouraged to participate in the program and a sponsorship feature will be offered for those who wish to participate, with all proceeds benefiting the “No More Homeless Pets” program.

For more information call the Winthrop Health Department at 617-846-1852 ext 1060.
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Winthrop Ferry Service Update
Winthrop Ferry Operator Tim Gover reported on Thursday, that the boat is still out of service, and is likely to remain so for the next week. The boat repair required that a new part be special ordered. The order has been placed and the company making the repairs is waiting for the part to be shipped to them now.
We will update all riders on the status of repair and expected return of service as soon as we have new information.

In the meantime, please feel free to continue to check the Winthrop Town Hall website at www.town.winthrop.ma.us or call the Town Manager's office at 617-846-1852 ext.1013 for more information.
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Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School: Kindergarten Social

When: Sunday August 18th 2PM-4PM
Where: Gorman Fort Banks Playground, 101 Kennedy Drive
Come meet your fellow kindergarten families! Representatives from afterschool
programs, Winthrop Parents Network and other local resources will be available for information. Veteran parents can answer questions about drop-off, classrooms, and PTO activities.

Sponsored by the GFB PTO
Fortbankpto.blogspot.com
Like us on Facebook: Fort Banks PTO
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Open Mic Night at the Rustic Table
Thursday, August 9th at 9:00pm
503 Shirley Street, Winthrop

Hosted by Jess Santacroce
facebook.com/jesssantacroce
Come down and play some music or chill for a thirsty Thursday of jammin fun!
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Neighbor2Neighbor will sponsor a Pizza Party Fundraiser for the Capobianco-Dalton Family on Sunday, August 25th from 4 – 7 PM at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center.~ Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.~~ Tickets are on sale at the Winthrop Book Depot, the Senior Center and Kathy’s Place Youth Center.~ ~Tickets will also be sold at Michael’s Mall on Saturday, August 10th and August 17th from 10 AM to 1 PM.~ Come to the Pizza Party and make a contribution and buy some raffle tickets.~ For more information, please call Judie at 617-462-5719 or Mary Lou at 617-846-8838.
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Winthrop Art Association
Fall Day Trip to Mystic, Connecticut
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Cost is $45.00

Mystic Art Association Art Center
Old Mystic Village (many unique shops)
Lunch on your own at the many restaurants in the area
B.F. Clydes Cider Mill (oldest working steam cider mill in the country)

For more information, contact Dawn at 617-846-2644
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The Winthrop Playmakers Presents
SUMMER REVUE!
THE SOUND OF MUSICALS

The hills are alive with this summer review showcasing all your favorite classic American Musical numbers!

Directed by: Nathan Fogg
Musical Direction by: Jose Merlo

Performances: August 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18.

For Tickets please call 617 539 1175
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St. John the Evangelist Church
Girls basketball camp for 4th, 5th and 6th graders
Week of August 5th-9th
St. John’s gym - from 10am – 2pm - Cost is $65.00
Please contact Steve Mahoney, cell 617 435-8476 or SMAHONEY17@hotmail.com
or Gary Grill at www.urell.com
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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.
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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 www.winthropchamber.com for more details.
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The Viking Pride Foundation
Proudly presents
The Summer Chiller
Winthrop’s biggest party will benefit the new Summer Recreation Center at the Larsen Rink at the Eruzione Center.

Saturday, August 24th
Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center
70’s to Today’s Music by Guilty Pleasure – 7 piece band!
$30.00 donation
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