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From the Desk of the Town Manager- July 26, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                           July 26, 2012

Due to the weather forecast for this evening, tonight’s French Square Market has been cancelled.

Congratulations to the Winthrop Police Explorers!  Last weekend the Explorers attended the bi-annual National Police Explorers conference in Colorado.  They were named third best Explorer unit in the country and returned home with a trophy.  They competed against 3,000 explorers from all over the country.  Great job!

Coming August 1st to The Clock Tower Gallery:

Featuring Faces and Figures from Patricia Bruen Tacelli
And To Asia and Back from Elaine Abrams
August 1st through September 15th, 2012
Artists' Reception: Sunday, August 5th from 2-5 p.m.

Sunday August 12th from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Temple Tifereth Israel, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA
Artist/educator Sindy Weiss discusses the life, symbolism and art of this powerful painter.  Create a watercolor painting in the style of Frida Kahlo. Adults and children 10 years and up.


Join The Winthrop Playmakers as Professor Harold Hill marches into town August 2-12.~ Director/Choreographer Erin Huelskamp and Musical Director Julia Scott Carey lead a cast of more than 30 in the Playmakers presentation of this classic musical. The Music Man is the story of Harold Hill, a footloose con man who sets out to take advantage of the citizens of a small, turn-of-the-century Iowa town, but who instead is captivated and morally transformed by the townsfolk. Along the way, he falls in love with the town's lovely librarian and inspires all with the joy of music. The Music Man won an Oscar for Best Music in 1963, featuring such well-known songs as "76 Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," and "Goodnight Ladies."

Tickets can be purchased now by going to: or by calling 617 539 1175.~
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
On Thursday August 2nd and Thursday August 9th- Tickets for seniors 60
And over will be $10.00

For questions, contact Nathan Fogg at

The monthly informal networking event will be held Friday, August 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.

Take the Winthrop Ferry to Spectacle Island this weekend!

This Sunday, July 29th enjoy Jazz on the Porch with Guitarist David Ehle.
Relax on the Spectacle Island porch to the sounds of big bands, folk music, swing, and jazz ensembles.  Music starts at 12:00 pm.

And, don't forget to check to get more information about great weekend events for kids and adults!

The Winthrop Ferry leaves the Town Landing for Spectacle Island at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. It returns to Winthrop from Spectacle Island at 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm –
Don't miss that last boat!

Adults: $8/one way
Seniors (65+)/Disabled: $4
Children, 11 and under: $4
Blind persons w/ID: FREE
10-ride ticket: $60
10-ride ticket Seniors/Child: $30

The Viking Pride Foundation presents their third annual Summer Concert:

with guest MC JJ Wright from 103.3 FM WODS

Saturday, August 4th at Winthrop High School’s Miller Field
Doors open at 6:00pm

Purchase tickets at: or by calling 617-539-4873

You can also purchase tickets to the concert from the A. T. Cummings PTO and a portion of the proceeds from the tickets will be donated directly to the PTO!

or connect with the PTO directly:
Jen Capone
Georgeane Tacelli Coleman
Kristen Fainga’a
Deb Farren
Kelly Parker
Cindy Silva
Christine Snow

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