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From the Desk of the Town Manager- December 12, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
December 12, 2013

Winthrop Firefighters Local 1070
Santa makes his annual plans with Winthrop Firefighters

Santa Claus has once again contacted the Winthrop Firefighters to make plans for visiting the Town of Winthrop.  On Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve) Santa will be escorted through the streets of Winthrop by the Winthrop Firefighters.
Rain or snow will not keep Santa from completing this annual tradition, but cars parked illegally or parked on or close to corners can keep Santa from certain streets.  So please, for Santa and his helpers, work with your neighbors in making sure that Santa’s route remains open.  If you are new to Winthrop or have never seen this special procession, do not miss it.  It is truly spectacular event!

The Vocal Vikings are having a Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 19th at the Winthrop Playhouse at 7:00pm. Please join us and enjoy the musical talent of our students!

Congratulations to Jordan Corbett-Frank who was named to the All-Northeastern Conference Team as a linebacker, James Baxter who was named an All-Conference offense lineman, Dylan Driscoll who was named NEC All Star and Ben Spinazzola who was named NEC All Star. Great job Vikings!

WHS Cheerleaders are hosting a “Skate with Santa Night” on Monday, December 23rd from 4:15pm-6:15pm at Larsen Rink at the Michael Eruzione Center. Admission is $10.00 and includes skating, raffles, face-painting, music, a concession stand and pictures with Santa! All proceeds go to the WHS Cheerleaders on their way to Nationals in Walt Disney World, Florida! Please join us in supporting our Lady Vikings. If you are unable to attend, but would like to help them reach their goal, donations can be sent to: WHS Cheer Booster Club, c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 575 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is working with our State Representatives and Senators to improve Winthrop Beach. Please visit this link ( to submit your opinions about your beaches!

We need to hear from you!
The town of Winthrop and MGH are working together to conduct a community-wide health assessment. If you are a resident of Winthrop or you work in Winthrop, please take about 10 minutes of your time to answer the following questions. Please note, the answers you provide are anonymous.  This means personal identifiers are not linked to your answers in any way.
Over the next two months, we will be talking to residents and collecting data through surveys and meetings. In the spring this data will be reviewed at a community forum where residents will have a chance to help prioritize issues and develop a plan to address them. A final report detailing this plan will be shared with the community in September.
To complete the survey, go to:
and click on the red link for Quality of Life Survey

Thank you in advance for completing the survey and doing your part to make Winthrop a better place to live!

Joy and Peace on Earth Exhibit
at The Clock Tower Gallery
45 Pauline St., 1st Floor
Thurs. 6-8 p.m. Sat. 2-4 p.m. through 1/4/13
Extended Hours Sat. 12/21 2- 7 p.m.
Winter Solstice Event 5-7 p.m.
We have items for sale from our local artisans – art work, hand made pottery by Merrill Frank~, fabric purses and table runners by Gail Dwyer,calendars by Richard Honan, Sylvia Whiting fine art cards and prints.
Come shop at the gallery!

Winthrop Community Blood Drive
Sponsored by the IOOF/Zenith Lodge #42
Saturday, December 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Zenith Lodge
196 Winthrop Street
For an appointment please call 1-800 RED CROSS
(733-2767) or visit

Winthrop Youth Lacrosse sign ups begin November 23rd and run through December 30th!! Forms can be downloaded and printed from the website:
Please click on the HANDOUTS link and print out all three forms.
Please mail or drop off completed registration forms along with a check payable to Winthrop Youth Lacrosse for $135.00.
Place your child's name on the memo section of the check.
All checks can be mailed to:
Winthrop Youth Lacrosse- 99 Loring Road, Winthrop, MA 02152.
Questions? Contact Rich Cifuni at

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