WIHA unveils 2016 ornament
The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is excited to present it’s second edition of the Winthrop Christmas Ornament. This year the ornament is truly a Keepsake. It features the original “Deer Island Light”, which no longer stands. The original stone lighthouse built in 1832 was replaced with a white fiberglass tower in 1982. As lighthouses are very popular, this limited edition of 600 is expected to sell out quickly. The 3 1/8” large glass ball ornaments are individually boxed, making them perfect holiday gifts. The Ornament is now available for $8 at local stores, the Winthrop Farmers Market, Harvest Festivals, and up coming Holiday Fairs around the town. For more information call WIHA directly at (617) 846-8606. Also popular for the holidays is the WIHA gift card program which offers an extensive list of merchants such as L.L. Bean and Modell’s. If you plan to give gift cards this holiday season, please consider buying them through WIHA, which benefits from SCRIP, a program available only to approved nonprofit organizations nationwide.
Proceeds from both fundraising projects go toward the upkeep and maintenance of the 350-year old Deane Winthrop House on Shirley Street.
Democratic Town Committee to Meet Oct. 19
The Winthrop Democratic Town Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St. The agenda will include discussions of current campaigns and issues, a recap summer political activity, and a look forward to future events.
Author to speak at Winthrop Library
Author Melissa Burch, a teacher, bestselling filmmaker and author of “My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker” will speak a the Winthrop Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m., 2 Metcalf Square, 617-846-1703