From the desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
Congratulations to all the graduates of Winthrop High School! Commencement exercises were held Friday, June 3rd at Miller Field.
Best of luck to the Class of 2011!
It’s official. John Macero is officially the next Superintendent of Winthrop public schools. The School Committee unanimously ratified a four-year contract for Mr. Macero, who will start his new position on July 1st.
Last week the Senior Center held a Volunteer Luncheon for all its volunteers. There are approximately 60 people that volunteer their time on a regular basis. Without their help, the Senior Center would not be able to offer the programs and activities that they do. Volunteers are important, and essential in making the Senior Center as active as possible. The event had two guest speakers – Town Council President Jeff Turco and Harbormaster Chuckie Famolare.
The new computer lab at the Senior Center is up and running. Lots of time and effort went into this endeavor. The first six-week course started last week. The Senior Center is thrilled to be able to offer this course and help to get seniors computer literate!
Police Chief Terence Delehanty and three of his officers were invited to visit the preschool classes at the Fort Banks Elementary School last Tuesday. This visit gave the preschoolers a chance to meet members of the Police Department and hear what they do. The visit also included Silly Willy the Clown, who along with the students, was able to see the inside of a police cruiser and activate the sirens.
The Annual Father’s Day Family Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday, June 19th from 8:00 until 12:00 noon at the Winthrop High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $6.00 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Winthrop High School Football Program.
This Friday, June 17th is the ‘Summer Kick Off Party’ at the Winthrop Yacht Club. The party starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at The Winthrop Marketplace. All proceeds will go towards the Gorman Fort Banks Playground fund. For more information, call Kelly Parker at 617-846-1857
The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association will be hosting its annual Strawberry Festival at the Deane Winthrop House on Tuesday, June 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at: Brown’s Pharmacy, Winthrop Library, Chamber of Commerce, Luna Boutique, Crusty Crumpet Bakery, Woodside Hardware, Samuel’s Pharmacy, and the Winthrop Senior Center. For questions or ticket information, call Kathy at 617-846-6267.
The Winthrop Public Library & Museum is conducting an overdue items amnesty through June 30th, 2011. During this time, overdue fines will be waived and patrons who are holding long overdue items are encouraged to return them to the library with overdue fines waived. Patrons taking advantage of this opportunity are encouraged to bring canned food items to the library in lieu of fine money. All collected food items will be donated to the Winthrop Community Food Pantry.
The Winthrop Cultural Council will be exhibiting the works of Frank Costantino entitled "An Artist's Hometown Views with Selected Illustrations of Architecture at The Clock Tower Gallery. Meet the Artist June 17, 6-8p.m. June Gallery Hours: Fridays 6-8, Sat. 2-6, Sun. 2-6. This show runs through June 25.
The compost will be closed on Friday, June 17th in observance of Bunker Hill Day. Saturday hours will follow the regular schedule: 9:00 am to 12 noon, and 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m.