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From the Desk of the Town Manager- February 7, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                        February 7, 2013

This is the 59th year of the Irving P. Alexander Award, sponsored by the Winthrop Rotary Club.  The award is given to the player or players that have given the most to Winthrop Football over a four year career.  This year there were two winners:  Captain David Gallo and Captain Daniel Feeley.  Congratulations!

Congratulations to 4th grade student Joseph Pignato who reached Level 8 in the Abacus Exam, under the tutelage of Sam Chen.  Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the WHS Athletes of the Month for November:  Daniel Manning and Isabella Kennedy for cross country; for December:  Alicia DelVento for cheering and Jordan Corbett-Frank for football.  Nice job Vikings!

Congratulations to Winthrop High School junior Cara Hoey who recently competed in the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA Pageant.  Cara placed in the Top 15 and was also awarded Miss Massachusetts Teen USA Most Photogenic and received a photo shoot by Michael Carroll of 185 Photos.  Nice job Cara!

Winthrop Playmakers invite you to…
Come see You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Winthrop Playmakers Feb. 9th- 24th!

Kids Cast Performances:
Sat Feb 9 at 8PM (if necessary this performance may be
rescheduled to Sun Feb 17 at 7PM)
Sun Feb 10 at 3PM
Sat Feb 16 at 3PM

Adult Cast Performances:
Fri Feb 15 & 22 at 8PM
Sat Feb 16 & 23 at 8PM
Sun Feb 17 & 24 at 3PM

Youth Cast:
Charlie Brown – Michael Saracco
Sally – Haven Pereira
Lucy – Autumn Dion
Schroeder – Gabriel Clark
Snoopy – Molly Motroni
Linus – William Fafard
Ensemble – Anthony Turilli
Michael Tringale
Ryan Parker
Tickets available at or 617-539-1175

Winthrop Basketball Raffle
All proceeds will be used to support the Boys and Girls Basketball programs.
1st prize:  LG 47” TV with surround sound and Xbox
2nd prize:  Boston sports teams jerseys (4)
3rd  prize: $100 cash

Winners will be drawn at halftime of the Girls Varsity game on February 21, 2013.  You do not need to be present to win!

Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20.
Tickets are on sale all home games or can be purchased by
calling Julie Love at 661-204-9349

Lt. Frank Scarpa is participating in a Polar Plunge for Charity (Rotary Club International).  It will be on February 9, 2013 at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11:30AM.  The charity is to help eliminate polio worldwide.  If anyone would like to make a donation, you can go to:

Valentine Gift Sale
St. John’s Episcopal Parish Hall
222 Bowdoin St., Winthrop
New date:  Sunday, February 10th

Homemade chocolates, fudge, candies, fresh baked goods, flowers, jewelry, accessories and more! All are festively packaged and ready to give!
Enjoy coffee, tea or hot chocolate while you shop!
Don’t Miss Out!
All proceeds benefit St. John’s Episcopal Parish. Visit us at

The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee meeting will be holding a hearing on February 20, 2013 at 8:00 am in the Harvey Hearing Room to discuss the possibility of restricting the parking on Sturgis and Irwin Street to residential parking only. All are welcome to attend.

CAPIC’s HomeCorps Borrower Recovery Program
Through a grant from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, CAPIC is offering the HomeCorps Borrower Recovery Initiative. This program provides services to individuals and/or families who are facing imminent foreclosure and those who have already been foreclosed on. Services include: basic housing search assistance, referrals for home loan modification, budget counseling, and referrals to other programs and services.  If you are facing foreclosure or have lost your home to foreclosure, please contact CAPIC to set up an appointment.

Contact: Silvia Frometa, Program Case Manager (617) 884-6130, ext. 134
Lee Nugent, Program Case Manager (617) 884-6130, ext. 104

The Works of Alfred Ramage In All Media
January 19th (Opening Reception 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) through March 2nd
Gallery Hours:~ Thurs. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Clock Tower Gallery
E.B. Newton School & Cultural Center
45 Pauline St., 1st Floor

Hello Fellow Beach Lovers,
Spring is right around the corner, which means that it's time to register for the 3rd Annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash to Benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The fun is happening on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street Beach in South Boston.
It's your chance to take a quick dip into Boston Harbor and enjoy a cold pint of Harpoon Beer on the beach, along with hot chowder from Legal Sea Foods and delicious treats from Tasty Burger. There are plenty of great prizes again this year, thanks to our partners at JetBlue Airways.
The Splasher who raises the most money and the Splasher with the best costume will each win a roundtrip ticket to any nonstop destination JetBlue Airways serves from Logan Airport. To sweeten the deal, this year ALL splashers and pledgers will have a chance to win tickets from JetBlue Airways as well.
Now is the perfect time to jump in, support a great cause, and join the party. Last year, with your help, we raised $30,000 to support free events and programs on our region's public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. This year we want to crush that goal!
Register for the Splash today at and save $5 on your registration fee.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd.

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