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The Delvena Theatre Company presents Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks! Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library.

On a scorching hot day in Fall River in August 1892, a heinous crime occurred. Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused tried and acquitted for the vicious axe murders of her father & stepmother. This true unsolved mystery has fascinated people ever since.

Two people may have died on that day in 1892, but Lizzie lives on in American folklore.

The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to question Lizzie, and vote on her guilt or innocence.

Free program and light refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend.

The Friends of the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square –617-846-1703 –, provide additional support


 The following events are planned by the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Commission (WIHA):

Tuesday, October 4th Dinner will be an Italian Feast. Guest speaker will be John Pelikan, sea captain and architectural historian for Old Ironsides. Reserve your dinner now by kindly calling WIHA President Sandy Schiff at (617) 407-3438. **Please be advised that unless confirmed dinner reservations are cancelled by noon on Monday, each “no show” will owe the full dinner price of $16 per person.

Other upcoming events at WIHA include: Boogie in the Barn Saturday, October 1st 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Ralph Tufo brings his Cajun band to the barn for a night of music and dance. Admission is $15 at the door only, with nobody admitted after the Barn’s legal maximum of 99 persons is reached. Light refreshments (NO ALCOHOL) will be available.

On Friday, October 21 S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England Paranormal Investigations Program

 Ellen MacNeil is bringing back her S.P.I.R.I.T.S.  of New England Paranormal Investigations Program from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and must be ordered in advance by calling Ellen at (617) 846-0282. Seating is limited to 99 persons. Reserve ASAP to attend this “spirited” event.

For more information on the WIHA, follow us on Facebook: Winthrop Improvement & Historical Association. In case of questionable weather on the day of a scheduled event, call the Deane Winthrop house at (617) 846-8606 to hear a recorded message.


Calling all community members! So many folks in our small town care so much about the community that they work tirelessly volunteering time and energy to support CASA and its initiatives.

The CASA Board of Directors has decided to pay tribute to our founder and honor a CASA member and their hard work. We invite you to nominate a fellow community member who has worked this year to help facilitate change around drug and alcohol misuse and further the mission of CASA for the Mary Ann Lousbury Community Service Award.  Please help us spread the word. The award recipient will be honored at our Recovery Event September 14th (more details on that to follow!). Find the link to the nomination form on our website at If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Thank you for your time!



The Town of Winthrop conducts Street Sweeping operations on the last full week of the month (last week with a Friday) from April through October on the day of a street’s trash collection. If there is a holiday on the week sweeping would normally occur, sweeping is done a week early. The 2016 street sweeping dates are: September 26- 30


On September 24 between 1-4 p.m., CASA will host a Recovery Rocks Event at Ingleside Park that will feature a celebration of recovery through comedy, art, and music. Individuals in the recovery community are encouraged to attend and share what they use as an outlet to promote their own recovery. Food donated by various community partners including Blackstrap BBQ. For more information about CASA or any of the Recovery Month events, please follow our Facebook page, stop by the office, visit our website, or call our Community Liaison, LeighAnn Eruzione at (617) 763-0241.


Enjoy Chinese Food and a Fun Trivia Night at the Beachmont VFW (150 Bennington Street, Revere) on Thursday September 22!!  Amazing Raffles and Door Prizes!! Doors open at 6:30PM, Chinese Food Buffet at 7:00PM. Are you great with Trivia? Compete by forming a team of 5-4-3-2 or even one! Decorate your table, wear team attire or just bring your spirit and support! Donation for the evening is $25 per person, proceeds will go for much needed repair of the roof at the Revere Museum. We need your help to save the 100 year old Revere Museum Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Registered Landmark! For tickets leave a message at the Museum at  781-286-2226, or call Alice at 781-640-8301 or Josie at 781-284-1451.

Tickets will be available at the door, but please don’t wait, call now to reserve your seat!

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