Town-Wide Yard Sale June 8
Winthrop’s fifth annual Town-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 8.
Participants may sign up now at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and be added to
the official Google Map!
$10,000 Raffle May 18
Only 200 raffle tickets are sold for the grand prize of $10,000 cash. Someone will win -- it could be you! Tickets are just $100 each and may be purchased by calling 617-846-9898 or contacting any Board member. The drawing will be Saturday, May 18 at the Cottage Park Yacht Club with reception at 6:30 and dinner at 8:00 pm. Dinners are $30 per person and includes two drinks. Need not be present to win. This is the Chamber's major fundraiser for the year, with proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund and community improvement projects.
Congratulations Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2013 Winthrop Chamber of Commerce award recipients!
The gala on February 1 at the Hyatt Harborside was a special evening - thank you
to all those who joined in honoring those making a difference.
Thank You Holiday Lighting Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors for lighting up Winthrop and making the season bright!
Holiday Festival Rings in the Season
annual Holiday Lighting Festival on the day after Thanksgiving ushered in the
season with fun for hundreds of families. Special thanks to DJs Chris and
Bob Summa of Sound-Waves Productions; Sound Engineer John Wadkins; Roseann
Tavares of Pleasant Times Learning Center; Michael & Christine Bernstein of
Balloon City of Boston for the costume characters and hundreds of balloons;
Webster First Federal Credit Union for the photos with Santa; Winthrop Rotary
Club for the popcorn; and the 11 Foundation for sponsoring street performer
“Lucky Bob”. Thank you to the businesses and organizations who participated and
Highland Real Estate for the Lego raffle. Thank you to the Fire Dept, Police
Dept, DPW, Town Manager Jim McKenna and Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo for their
A Delicious "Taste of Winthrop"
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 7th annual “Taste of Winthrop". Check out the photos on facebook!
Proceeds from a “Taste of Winthrop" benefit the Chamber’s beautification program, working to make business districts cleaner and greener. This year's lineup included Alia Ristorante, Antonia’s at the Beach, Belle Isle Seafood, Bistro-At-Home, Blackstrap BBQ, Café Delite, Café Rossetti's, Central Seafood, Companions, Confections by Conch, Costco, Crusty Crumpet, D’Amelio’s Off the Boat, Dough, Ecco, Hong Kong Dragon, Hot Diggitty, J. Kendall's, Kasbah, Kelly's Roast Beef, La Siesta Restaurante, Margarita’s, Millie's Kitchen Catering, Nick's Place, Osaka Lucky Garden, Pesce Pazzo, Paellas at Your Place by Antonio, Paul W. Marks Co., Russo Imports, Rustic Table, Spinelli’s Catering, Torretta’s Bakery, Tutti Fruitti, Twist & Shake, Winthrop MarketPlace, and Winthrop Yacht Club. Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors:
Thank you $10,000 Raffle supporters
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket to this year's $10,000 Raffle; your support is very much appreciated. This year was another sellout. Congratulations to the winners, who split the $10,000 grand prize four ways: Paul Travaglini, Richard Honan, Ernie Caggiano, and Richard Gay.
Thank you to all our Silent Auction donors:
Boston Harbor Cruises,
5 Wits, F1 Boston,
Peabody Essex Museum,
Winthrop School of Performing Arts,
East Boston Savings Bank,
The Governor's Garden,
Five Petals Flower Shop,
Cafe Rossetti's, D'Parma,
Oceanside Pilates & Yoga,
Boyd & Turner Insurance,
Twist & Shake,
Richard Honan Sign Co., Swett's
Liquors, Thompson's Liquors, Shirley Hardware, Woodside Ace Hardware, Special
F/X, Salon Luxo, Tides, Diana Aliberti - Mary Kay, Buy The Hour, Winthrop Parks
& Recreation, Terry Vazquez Public Insurance Adjuster, Michael's Hallmark,
Bolster's, Diamond Auto Detailing, Jillians, Sain Visage, RealityCheck
Media Consulting, Dawn Mahoney, Dr. Deepa Jhaveri, The Eye Center of Winthrop,
Dr. Matthew Kaim Optometrist, Surf Cleaners, Tutti Fruitti, and Winthrop Pro
Winthrop Gift Certificate: The Perfect Gift!
Modeled after the popular mall gift cards, the "Winthrop Gift Certificate" is good at a wide variety of over 50 local businesses. It's the perfect gift for anyone as well as a great way to buy local & support the small businesses that support our community. For a list of participating establishments and to purchase online click here: Gift Certificates.
Winthrop featured in AAA Horizons
The AAA of Southern New England newsletter, Horizons, has a great story:
"Winthrop, Mass. is peace and quiet so close to Boston". Check it out
here: AAA Horizons.
Winthrop One of Best Places to Live
According to Boston magazine, Winthrop is a hidden gem, a great deal for real estate, and one of the best places to live.
From the article: "What makes for a great place to live, anyway? For
some, it’s a prestige ZIP code or top schools. For others, it’s a sense
of community or abundant green space. Whatever you’re looking for, 'now
is a good time to take a calculated risk and make a move,' says Warren
Group CEO Timothy Warren Jr. Want in on the attractive mortgage rates
and low prices? We consulted real estate agents, residents, and town
officials to find the most interesting opportunities within the I-495
loop, logging close to 600 miles along the way. Here are 14 towns,
cities, and neighborhoods, some up-and-comers, some already-theres,
you’ll love to call home." Read the story
Winthrop High School Ranked #17 in Mass.
The Washington Post annual High School Challenge Index places Winthrop High School #17 in the state. Congratulations to the WHS faculty on this impressive feat: Massachusetts Schools Ranking.
A Video Look at Winthrop
Please check out this wonderful video created 100% by Winthrop High School students: "Welcome to Winthrop". Be sure to share it or post to facebook!
Winthrop Phone Book Opt-In Program
-Do you use
a cell phone as your main phone contact number?
Winthrop in Boston Globe
Our beautiful and quaint town was recently profiled in the Boston Globe Travel section. Check out the article which explores Winthrop.
Winthrop By The Sea is an original watercolor by renowned artist
William Beyer. This colorful artwork depicts such landmarks as the Deane
Winthrop House, Town Hall, E.B. Newton School, Winthrop Playhouse, Winthrop
Yacht Club, Five Sisters, French Square, Lewis Lake, Cottage Hill, Belle Isle
Bridge, Doughboy statue, and more.
Winthrop Chamber in "Top 20"
The Boston Business Journal list of top Chambers of Commerce once again included the Winthrop Chamber - ranked in the Top 20! The high level of activity, low membership dues, and excellent benefits all contribute to make the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce one of the largest in the Commonwealth.
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