News in Briefs

Playground accessible to all

The Marianna Fabiano Playground at the Gorman-Fort Banks School was recently completed making the playground even more accessible to all students at the school. The improvements were a team effort, with a great deal of the work being accomplished by the Department of Public Works in cooperation with numerous others. Spearheaded by Jim Fabiano for his leadership and the tremendous job that he did, in cooperation with Sean Driscoll and Toni Boncore of the Parks and Recreation Department in fund raising and community involvement to get that project completed.

Ferry awaits its home

The new Winthrop ferry, the Valkyrie, is now scheduled to arrive sometime in mid-September. The construction of the vessel has progressed well and is nearing completion, however the boat builder is waiting for the ferry to be inspected and certified by the US Coast Guard before it can take its maiden voyage to Winthrop from Maryland. An announcement of the beginning of service to Boston will be made in the coming weeks. Town Manager James McKenna added that Boston Harbor Cruises has agreed to help with training and settling in to business.

Bang Your Drum

August 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A hand drumming workshop for Winthrop children ages 6-12 years old being held at WCAT (Winthrop Community Access Television) in Studio A, 165 Winthrop St. on August 29 from 11 am to noon. The hand drumming will be taught on an African hand drum by Cathy Stacy. Your child will be introduced to the djembe (hand drum), learn where it came from, how it was built, and learn a couple of different sounds they can create on this drum. At the end of the hour they will walk away happy knowing that they just learned and played an African rhythm on the hand drum. There are only 12 spots available so please contact Cathy at 617-699-3867 to reserve a spot in this workshop for your child. You can also request to be put on a list for the next workshop.

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