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From the Desk of the Town Manager- January 26, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
                                                                         January 26, 2012

Next week the 2012 Annual Town Census will be mailed to each and every household in the Town of Winthrop. We kindly ask every household to complete and return the census as soon as possible, as it is extremely important that we get a complete and accurate census count for 2012.  Without accurate numbers, the Town will lose out on state aide for our schools, Chapter 90 funding to help improve our roads and highways, and support for many other essential services from our state and federal government.

Individuals who do not respond to the census may deprive themselves the proof of residency required for aid when applying for a state college, or veterans may lose their eligibility for the “Welcome Home” bonus, which they have so valiantly earned.

Every household, apartment unit, and condominium should respond to the census.  The information obtained in this office will not be forwarded to any other town department and will have no adverse consequence upon landlords or tenants alike.

At the bottom of the Census form, there is web address for Dog Owners to subscribe to Dog License & Rabies Clinic Information. Please subscribe if you are not already registered in our email blast list. If you are already receiving updates from us you do NOT need to enter your email again. Please note that our Dog Ordinance has changed and to see the full text of the Ordinance visit

To make it more convenient to return your Census, there will be Census Lock Boxes at Winthrop Library & Winthrop Senior Center. Census forms can also be dropped off in the overnight box at the front door of Town Hall. Also, a blank Census will be available on the Town Clerk’s webpage if you wish to download. The address is . If you do not receive a census form or have any questions or comments, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 617-846-1742 and we will be happy to assist you!

Winthrop Cultural Council

The Clock Tower Gallery presents Dawn Mahoney - The Many Ways of Dawn

Gallery Hours: T.W.Thurs. 6-8, Sat. 2-5

E.B. Newton School & Cultural Center

45 Pauline St. Winthrop, MA

The Cummings Elementary School is having a fundraiser at Chili’s in Chelsea on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:00-8:00pm.  Let Chili’s do the cooking and support the Cummings at the same time!  Chili’s will donate a portion of the check to the school.  Chili’s is located at 1040 Revere Beach Parkway in Chelsea.  Their phone number is 617-884-7960.
Come out and support the Cummings!

Local Winthrop Author Robin G. Coles to present: Boating Secrets!

Author Robin G. Coles will appear at Winthrop Public Library on February 1, 2012 at 6:00p.m. to give a talk on her first book Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat! The program is free and open to the public.

As Coles ventured out on her journey to become a better boater, she had many questions. She felt the best way to get answers was to interview experts in the field. As she prepared for these interviews she quickly realized it wasn’t just her struggling for this knowledge. In her book she tried to cover all the basics as well as some more advanced boating topics for the old salts.

Coles' book will not replace any classroom instruction, but promises to entertain through the use of amusing stories. This book is for both power and sail boaters.

Robin G. Coles, author of Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat will talk about her interviews with the eleven marine industry experts that helped her make this book a success.

A book signing will follow the program, and the presentation is suitable for all ages. Robin G. Coles has also authored a newspaper column (Mariner News) and a variety of articles about boating. To see/read her boating related media, go to


Featuring: Eric Anderson, Victoria Bergman, Emilie Dean, Molly Duffy, Moriah Goldblatt, Leo Haskell, Jessica Hickey, Caitlin Janielis, Lauren Kostegan, Anna Limina, Catherine Loomis, Alana MacNeil, Mary Kate Mancini, Michael Mazzone, Michael Melanson, Alanna O’Connell, Michelle Saulnier, David Tracy, Mark Tracy, Katherine Teixeira and Laura Jean Velardo.                Music Director: Dave Limina; Choreographer: Jaime Montesano

Performances at Prince Pizzeria, Route 1 in Saugus
Sunday, Jan. 29th at 6:00pm and Monday, Jan. 30th, Tuesday, Jan. 31st, and Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 7:00 pm.  
Doors open one hour before show time.

Tickets for each show are $15 and can be ordered through cast members or by calling Trish Loomis at 617-846-8638 or via email to Lois O’Connell 617-846-8667 or
(Note: Show ticket does not include food and drinks. Reserved seating via full table purchase only)
Please join us and help support Winthrop Drama Society’s yearly fundraiser!

There will be a Music Matters Festival on February 3rd at 6:00 pm at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. There will be three bands performing in one night. All proceeds will go to Music Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to putting a music program back in the schools. Visit their Facebook page “The Music Matters Festival.”
If you have any questions, call 302-4MU-SIC1.

The monthly informal networking event will be held Friday, February 3rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center on the 1st floor.  This event is free and open to everyone, so bring a friend or two, your other half or a co-worker.  You don’t have to be from Winthrop.  Please no children.  If you have business cards or marketing materials, please bring those.  Light refreshments will be served.

There will be a “Family Game Night” with SimplyFun games on Friday, February 10th from 6:30pm- 8:30pm at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center on the 1st floor.  This is a fundraiser to benefit CAPIC-Headstart. Simplyfun games are quick to learn and easy to play. For more information, call 617-462-5719.  

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