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From the Desk of the Town Manager- October 19th
From the Desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
                                                                                                                                                                             October 19, 2011

Kelly Russo, a student at Winthrop High School has created a Music Matters Committee to implement a music program at Winthrop High School. Kelly and members of the Committee have put together a video and have entered it in a nationwide contest sponsored by Fox, Ryan Murphy (creator of "Glee") and the National Association for Music Education, called "Glee Give A Note". You can find the video and the contest rules at the website Please help us support these motivated and creative students. Music Matters!  To vote for Winthrop, go to:
If you can’t click on the link, copy and paste it into your web browser.  You can vote once a day until November 7th.  Vote for Winthrop and vote often!!!
Are you ready for the next catastrophe?  The Winthrop Community Christian Center is hosting a special guest speaker, retired United States Army Special Forces Officer to provide you with the basic information necessary in “Preparing for a Positive Outcome.”  Wednesday, October 19th from 8:15-9:30pm at the Winthrop Community Christian Center on the 2nd floor of the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline Street.  For more information, call Pastor Dick May at 617-846-1894.
The Winthrop High School Drama Society proudly presents "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" this weekend at Fortunato Hall, Winthrop High School. Performance dates are Friday, October 21st at 7:00pm, Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00pm, and Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00pm. Tickets are $7 and $5 at the door.
The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual “Halloween Haunt”.  The theme of this year’s Halloween Haunt will again be “Trick or treat… while helping others eat!”
Friday, October 28 marks the 12th annual Halloween tradition in Winthrop Center.~ At 4:00 p.m., kids in costume 10 and under who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver are invited to the Credit Union to pick up a ‘treasure map’ and begin the haunt.~ The map will reveal the participating Winthrop businesses, which will hand out Halloween treats.
Children are asked to bring unexpired canned goods for the Winthrop Food Pantry.~ Volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food items for this critical charity.
This event is made possible by the generosity of over 50 participating businesses and is sponsored by Kathy’s Place 21st Century After School Program and the Winthrop Federal Credit Union.
21st Century and Kathy’s Place Youth Center are having a “Halloween Night Party” on Friday, October 28 from 5:30-8:30 at Kathy’s Place Youth Center.  Join family and friends for a Haunted Flashlight Walk.  Also, walk through their Halloween maze; enjoy Halloween fun with the Mummy Wrap Contest, carnival games and monster freeze dance.  Take pictures with Mr. And Mrs. Frankenstein and Mr. Pumpkin Head.  Pizza and refreshments will be sold.  Tickets are $5.  For more information, call Kathy’s Place at 857-816-3400.
“Sip of Winthrop” Friday, November 4
Winthrop’s 4th annual “Sip of Winthrop” will take place on Friday, November 4 at Cottage Park Yacht Club.~ In addition to the wine fest, which features a vast array of red & white wine offerings, there will be an abundance of tasty hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment by a jazz trio.~ Also on hand will be local craft breweries with samples of beer and cider.
Tickets are $35.00 and are on sale at Swett’s Liquors, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, and online at Jacket required; no one under 21 years of age will be admitted.~ For more information call      617-846-9898.                             _____________________________________________
Comcast Prepares Customers for National Emergency Alert System Test: On Wednesday, November 9, from approximately 2:00 to 2:05 pm Eastern, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the country’s first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. During the three-minute test, all channels (on every TV in the United States) will force tune to the EAS messaging channel, and will also be heard on all radio stations. To create less impact, Comcast plans to inform and prepare its customers through multiple channels.
There is a meeting for the Winthrop Catholic Woman's Club on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7pm at St. John the Evangelist's School Cafeteria located at 30 Ocean View Street, Winthrop, MA.
This is a Baby Shower to Celebrate Life
Please bring an unwrapped baby gift to be donated to "A Woman's Concern".
RSVP to Carol at 617 846-7668

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.  One entry per person. 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.
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!

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Phone: 617.846.1852
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