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From the Desk of the Town Manager- November 15, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                November 15, 2012

Tonight!  The Winthrop High School Annual Country Fair will be held tonight from 7:00-10:00pm at St. John’s the Evangelist’s school hall.  The Country Fair is the major fund-raising event for the junior class. This is always a fun night with lots of great raffles.  Come down and support the class of 2014!

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 6:00pm-7:30pm, we will honor Larry Larsen and Mike Eruzione and celebrate the dedication of the Larry Larsen Skating Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center.  Join us at the rink to mark this special occasion.

Three members of WHS Girls’ Soccer Team have been named to the Northeastern Conference All Star Team!  Congratulations to Senior Captain Erin O’Leary, Senior Captain Liana Ferullo, and Freshman Mackenzie Chiudina.  Great job!

We are very proud of the WHS Girls’ Soccer Team who went to the State Tourney.  They were defeated Tuesday by St. Mary’s of Lynn.  The girls had a great season under the guidance of Coach Tracey Martucci.  Nice job Lady Vikings!!

The WHS Football Team played a great game last Friday night with a 40-14 victory against Triton.  It was also Senior Night where twelve seniors were honored in pre-game ceremonies.  Go Vikings!

Congratulations to high school teacher Christopher Donnelly, who was honored at the 32nd Annual Awards Luncheon of the Bay State Chapter “Freedoms Foundation.” Great job Mr. Donnelly!  We are so proud of you!

There will be a casino presentation by Suffolk Downs on November 15th at 7:00pm at the Robert DeLeo Senior Center.

The next Clock Tower Gallery Show
Very Fabulous Fibers - Amazing Textile Creations
by Gail Dwyer and Irene Dwyer
November 18 - December 22, 2012
Meet the Artists' Reception November 18th 2-6 p.m.
Gallery Hours:~ Thurs. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 2-5 p.m. Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Lighting Festival the day after Thanksgiving

Santa Claus, Elmo, and Lucky Bob will kick-off the holiday season in Winthrop Center on the day after Thanksgiving.~ There’s lots of fun in store for the whole family as the Chamber of Commerce puts on their 21st annual Holiday Lighting Festival from 3:00-6:00 p.m. November 23.
Pony rides will take place from 3:00 – 5:00 and there will be free photos with Santa Claus in French Square also from 3:00 - 5:00. Making special appearances this year will be Elmo from "Sesame Street", joining friends Frosty the snowman and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
Lots of tasty treats that day too, as Winthrop Rotary will be serving free hot popcorn and WCAT will be making cotton candy.
The traditional children’s hat contest will be at 5:15 pm with prizes for the most festive, most original, and funniest, followed by a kids dance competition.
The entertainment schedule for the day features a great lineup (all times approximate): 3:00-Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy, 3:15-Winthrop Girl Scouts, 3:30-Lucky Bob, 4:15-Winthrop School of Performing Arts, 4:30-WHS Vocal Vikings, 4:45- Lori Wadkins & students, 5:00-Winthrop Playmakers.
The highlight of the day is when Santa Claus arrives on the fire engine, with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts leading the procession, for the tree lighting at 5:30. Then, the raffle drawing for two $250 Winthrop Gift Certificates takes place, where the winner must be present.
The Chamber’s annual Holiday Lighting Festival is sponsored by Massport and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Winthrop family members in United States Military?

Do you have a Winthrop family member in United States Military? Whether they're stationed in Fort Dix NJ, Pensacola Florida, Afghanistan, Japan, Germany, San Diego CA or aboard a NAVY ship in the Pacific, Richard Honan and Winthrop's American Legion Post 146 wants to make sure they receive a Christmas gift or Holiday present from Winthrop. The Holidays are approaching; let's make sure all of our Winthrop residents in the military receive a nice thank you for their military service.

If you have a family member from Winthrop in the US Military, please forward me there their name and military address. If they are married with a family, please forward their home address and maybe we can help with presents for the children. Please contact Richard Honan at 617-846-5972, FaceBook message or email me at

The First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist is having a
Holiday Fair
Saturday, November 17 9:00am-2:00pm
217 Winthrop Street
There will be home baked goods, gift baskets, home-made items, gifts, and a sandwich lunch from 11:00-1:00.

The DPW along with Capital Waster Services will provide limited curbside collection of grass clippings and leaves.  Pick up will occur on Saturday, November 17th and Saturday, December 1st.  Leaves may be put out on the curb (by 7:00 am) in barrels or compostable /paper bags, weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Plastic bags are not acceptable and will not be picked up.  At this time the program can only accept grass and leaves, no brush or branches.  If you have any questions, please contact the DPW at 617-846-1341.

There will be a Holiday Shopping Bazaar on Sunday, December 2nd from 2:00-6:00pm at the Cottage Park Yacht Club.  
Visit to be a vendor or to purchase tickets.
A day filled with shopping, photos with Santa (4-6pm) desserts, cocoa bar and coffee, signature holiday cocktails!
Open House! Many great vendors to get your Holiday shopping done!

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