News Briefs

ANOTHER MOSQUITO TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

Another mosquito in the Lewis Lake area has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control has put out traps around Miller Field, the little league field, and possibly Ingleside. Spraying was done Tuesday night in the Belle Marsh area, Revere Street to Crest Avenue, Veterans Road, Washington Street and Winthrop Street. The first mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus at the beginning of August. Any resident having questions regarding mosquito spraying can contact the Winthrop Health Department at 617-846-1740.

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING WITH GERARD LEARY

Local artist Gerard Leary will conduct colored pencil drawing classes for eight (8) weeks at the library. All drawing abilities are welcome to join. Previous participants have ranged from those with NO experience, to those with prior training. All have enjoyed the class and produced some beautiful pieces. Come for one class, or try them all! Drawing supplies will be provided and have been purchased by the Friends of the Winthrop Public Library. Free program provided by Mr. Leary. No registration required. First class is Saturday, Sept. 19.
Class schedule: Sept 19 & 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, & November 7 from 10:30am to Noon.

YEARBOOKS ONLINE

The Winthrop Public Library and Museum recently added digital copies of the Winthrop High School Yearbook, The Echo, to the Internet Archives at  https://archive.org/details/winthroppubliclibrary

The following yearbooks are available to either download to your own device, or to simply view them online.
1915, 1918-1931, 1933-1968, 1970-1971, 1975-2014
This project was completed at no cost to the Town of Winthrop. It was federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and administered by the Boston Public Library.

SALESIAN ALUMNI CELEBRATION-SAVE THE DATE

The Salesian family is celebrating  Don Bosco’s Bicentenary Birthday on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston (former Savio Gym), 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128. You can choose to attend one or any of the following day-long events: 1:00 PM-Family Fun – children’s games, face painting, music, and more; 3:45 PM-Mass of St. John Bosco: 5:00 PM-Family BBQ; and, 7:00 PM -Reunion Social – appetizers & cash bar.

All Alumni, Former Faculty & Staff Members, and Salesian Cooperators are invited from St. Dominic Savio High School and Savio Prep High School , East Boston, Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston, Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, Julie Billiart Central High School, North End , and Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Ipswich .

 For more information contact Bro. Bernie Dube,SDB at (617) 455-9849 or email [email protected] gmail.com. Check out our Facebook page at “Salesian Family Celebrates” under the Facebook page, Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston.

HEALTHY EATING GROUP TO MEET ON TUESDAY

“The Winthrop Healthy Eating group will meet Tuesday, Sept 8th at the Winthrop Library, 6-7pm. We will view a video called, “The Failure of Modern Medicine” produced by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, We will hear from one of our own Winthrop Residents about his journey from a serious health problem to great health, partly through diet. There will be 2 demonstrations, and open discussion. Please join us.”

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