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From the Desk of the Town Manager- October 13th
From the Desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
                                                                                                                                                                                    October 13, 2011

Congratulations to the Winthrop High School boy's Golf Team!  Under the direction of Coach Peter Lyons, the team won the Northeast Conference. Members are: Michael Adamson, Hershey Beard, Cody Boudrow, Patrick Brogran, Vincenna Carideo, Brandon Creador, Derek Eruzione, Marc Ferullo, Maxwell Floyd, Matthew Gallo, James Gill, Joseph Gobiel, Stephen Goddard, William Hetherton, Adam Lundberg, Brandon McDonald, Joseph McDonald, Sean McDonald, Zachary Mills, Carmen Rich, Michael Rich, Matthew Todisco, Michael St. Jean, Steven Waites. Great job!

The Winthrop Health Department is sponsoring a seasonal flu clinic that will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. at the Winthrop Senior Center.  There will be nasal spray and injectable vaccines available.  Bring all insurance cards. Clinic is for adults & children.

THIS WAY TO THE BOAT YARD: The Winthrop Public Library & Museum presents a special exhibit of images from Reid’s Boat Yard in Winthrop. Located on Pleasant Street in Winthrop from 1918 until the end of World War II, Willis J. Reid’s boat yard built yachts, work boats and military vessels. John Booras of Winthrop has collected a wide variety of images, plans and documents from the boat yard’s heyday. Together with John, we’ve organized them into an exhibit that focuses on the boats built at Reids as well as images of men working on them in the yard. The exhibit, which opened on October 7th, is located in the Museum on the top floor of the Frost Building. Displays will be adjusted periodically in the coming months to feature different aspects of activities there and different types of boats built at Reids. The exhibit is open whenever the library is. Come see our collection of images and documents, celebrating a part of Winthrop’s maritime history from days gone by. For more information, call (617) 846-1703.

The Senior Center will be having their annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00- 2:00. There will be pies for sale, strudel, crafts and a White Elephant table. Also, lunch will be available which will consist of a hot dog, chips, dessert, and beverage for $5.00. Come and join us and get into a "festive" fall mood!

Parks and Recreation is having an art contest for kids!  The winner will have his/her masterpiece published on the front cover of the Parks and Recreation’s 2011-2012 Winter Brochure.  Kids in grades K-6 can enter.  Only one entry per person and family members of town employees are not eligible.  Submit original artwork to the Recreation Department at 151 Pauline Street, Winthrop.  Please include your name, grade, address and telephone number.  Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 27th.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 will be the last day to register to vote for the upcoming Local Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on October 19th, from 8am to 8pm for citizen convenience.

The only requirements to register to vote are that you are a citizen of the United States, a resident of Winthrop and will be 18 years old on or before Election Day. You may register in the Town Clerk’s Office, or you may request a mail-in registration form by phone or log onto Those registering to vote using mail-in registration forms must have their forms postmarked no later than October 19th, 2011 in order to vote in the State Election.
The Winthrop Cultural Council Presents: BEVERLY BRODY BARISANO – A RETROSPECTIVE OF ART WORK IN DIFFERENT MEDIUMS at The Clock Tower Gallery at the E.B. Newton School & Cultural Center, 45 Pauline Street, September 12- October 28, 2011.  Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 5pm-8pm / Fridays 6pm-8pm / Sundays 2pm-5pm / Artist’s Reception Sunday, October 16, 1-5pm.
The Winthrop Art Association is having a Fall Day Trip to Ogunquit Museum of American Art on Sunday, October 23rd.  Lunch on your own at Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine.  On the way back they will stop at the Kittery, Maine outlet shops.  The price is $35.00 per person.  A $15.00 deposit is required.  For more information, contact Dawn at 617-846-2644. _______________________________________________

The Winthrop Art Association is having a Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the EB Newton Cultural Center.  Original crafts and artwork will be available to purchase for the Holidays.  For information about the craft tables, contact Dawn at 617-846-2644.  Free photos with Santa will also be available!