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From the Desk of the Town Manager- December 24, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
December 24, 2013
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We wish you and your families a very merry Christmas!
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Winthrop Firefighters Local 1070
Santa makes his annual plans with Winthrop Firefighters

Santa Claus has once again contacted the Winthrop Firefighters to make plans for visiting the Town of Winthrop.  On Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve) Santa will be escorted through the streets of Winthrop by the Winthrop Firefighters.
Rain or snow will not keep Santa from completing this annual tradition, but cars parked illegally or parked on or close to corners can keep Santa from certain streets.  So please, for Santa and his helpers, work with your neighbors in making sure that Santa’s route remains open.  If you are new to Winthrop or have never seen this special procession, do not miss it.  It is truly spectacular event!
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The Town Clerk’s Office is now licensing dogs for the 2014 calendar year. A License Form will be included at the bottom of your annual Census this winter. Both the Census and your Dog License can be mailed in the same envelope. To avoid long lines at our counter, residents are strongly encouraged to mail in the form along with proof of rabies, a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the tag will be mailed back to you. Tags must be purchased before March 1, 2014 to avoid fines. Citizens are encouraged to subscribe to get dog notices via email. Please visit the Town Clerk’s page at
and click on “Subscribe To Dog Notices”. You will receive a confirmation email and in the future receive emails from the Town Clerk regarding Dog Licensing and Rabies Clinic information.
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Congratulations to the Arthur T. Cummings Writers of the Month for December: Grade 3: Kate Dickinson; Grade 4: Madeline Rossi; Grade 5: Rachel Farley! Great job!
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Middle school student Olivia Brandi Miller is performing in Boston Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker in the role of a party girl. The production is running until December 29th at the Boston Opera House. Great job Olivia!
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“Meet The Author Day” was held in the WHS Library this week. Local author Jo Ramsey donated five of her recently published books to the WHS Library. Thank you Ms. Ramsey!
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Winter athletics is off to a great start! Girls’ Basketball opened its season with a win against Gloucester. Boys Varsity Hockey opened with a win against Peabody. Girls Varsity Hockey beat Cambridge 3-0. Boys Basketball opened the season with a loss to Gloucester. Co-ed Indoor Track had a pre-season delay and their first meet will be held on Friday, December 27th. Girls gymnastics are practicing for their first home meet on January 10th.
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WHS Life Skills Class put on a fantastic Holiday show. Hats off to students, mentors and staff for a wonderful performance!
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is working with our State Representatives and Senators to improve Winthrop Beach. Please visit this link (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013MBC) to submit your opinions about your beaches!
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Flu shots are still available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm in the health office.  Bring all insurance cards. For more information, call 617-846-1852 ext. 1060
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Winthrop Youth Lacrosse sign ups end December 30th!! Forms can be downloaded and printed from the website:


Print out all three forms.
Please mail or drop off completed registration forms along with a check payable to Winthrop Youth Lacrosse for $135.00.
Place your child's name on the memo section of the check.
All checks can be mailed to:
Winthrop Youth Lacrosse- 99 Loring Road, Winthrop, MA 02152.
Questions? Contact Rich Cifuni at rac20@comcast.net
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Joy and Peace on Earth Exhibit
at The Clock Tower Gallery
45 Pauline St., 1st Floor
Thurs. 6-8 p.m. Sat. 2-4 p.m. through 1/4/13
Extended Hours Sat. 12/21 2- 7 p.m.
We have items for sale from our local artisans – art work, hand made pottery by Merrill Frank , fabric purses and table runners by Gail Dwyer,calendars by Richard Honan, Sylvia Whiting fine art cards and prints.
Come shop at the gallery!
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