News Briefs

WIHA Strawberry Festival June 15

Join us in the barn and in our lovely yard for this WIHA signature event, dating back 115 years. The time and day change allows additional time to enjoy traditional strawberry shortcake, live music and kids’ activities. Also, we hope “weekday workers” will be free to join us…and to check out and enter our ever popular terrific raffle!

Track event highlights 25 year of partnership

WINARC and the Winthrop Police Association and the Discoll Mahegan families invite the community to a celebration of local athletes as they compete in the annual  Driscoll Mahegan Invitational track event on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miller Field. Admission is free.

This year the event celebrates the life of Winthrop Police Detective Michael Delehanty, who 25 years ago saw an opportunity to create this meaningful community partnership.

A parade from Winthrop High School to Miller Field kicks off at 10 a.m.

WINARC has been committed to enhacing the lives of individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities for 50 years and serves individuals and families from Winthrop and neighboring East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Lynn.

Winthrop Hah Bah Day Ride Tuesday, June 11, 5:45 p.m.

Town Landing

Join us for a group ride around Point Shirley as part of the second annual Winthrop Hah Bah Day! This celebration of all that our waterfront has to offer will feature live music, free food and ferry rides, as well as tons of local vendors and artisans. We’ll kick things off with a short ride just after the ribbon cutting for the new boat launch and get back with plenty of time to enjoy the festivities. More details at

Library needs board members

The town of Winthrop has two openings for library trustee. Any registered voter in town can apply. Those interested should send a letter of interest to

They can submit applications to the Town Clerk or Council Clerk, applications can be found on the Winthrop  Website or in our offices….

It is an elected position. These seats will be filled until time of election of which they can pull papers to be on ballot….

Lime Bike email complaint line

If anyone has any complaints or concerns about the LIME BIKES they can email a rep at [email protected] .

No Farmer’s Market this year

According the the Winthrop Farmer’s Market website, ‘The Winthrop Farmers Market (WFM) will suspend market operations for the 2019 season.

Several factors contributed to this decision including the planned construction in Winthrop Center, changes in customer and vendor interests, as well as the need to revitalize the WFM volunteer base. 

“We are very excited about the plans for French Square,” says WFM Board President, Donna Sears. “We appreciated that the town asked for our input and took into consideration WFM activities when completing landscape design. We hope that when construction is finished it will be an even better setup for the market as well as help attract new vendors and customers.” 

Sarah Oosten, owner of La Petite Boutique and WFM Vice President, echoed the Board’s president, “We’ve had markets at other locations, but French Square has worked the best in terms of drawing customers and facilitating vendor setup. We are very grateful to all of our loyal customers and, of course, the vendors that come back year after year.”

Devoted WFM customers have also expressed a desire for additional market dates, vendors and more activities. “Donna and the Board work hard to bring something new to each market but we are limited in resources. Many of our vendors and customers don’t realize that the planning and operation is 100% volunteer run, all of whom have full-time jobs. We’re doing this because we believe this market has an important role in our community,” says Marcie Moline, the WFM Board Secretary.

The need to revitalize the WFM volunteer membership is another reason for the hiatus. The Board hopes that 2019 can be used to re-group and identify other Winthrop residents and stakeholders who would be interested in the long-term sustainability of the market. Those interested in volunteer opportunities should reach out through their website,, or through their social media pages.

The Winthrop Farmers Market is a producer-only market and 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing the local community with access to fresh organic produce from independent farmers and to showcase the unique foods and crafts of artists and small businesses through the organization of seasonal markets which foster an inclusive environment and vitality.

Free Community Workshop

On June 13 “Exploring Stereotypes & Unconscious Bias” will be presented from 6-7:30 pm at the Winthrop Public Library

Join in for a free introductory workshop on unconscious bias as we unpack the science and social science of bias.  How do stereotypes come into being? How do they affect our unconscious brain?    Guest speaker will be Divya Anand, PhD, Founder and CEO of Gaia Connections. 

Please RSVP at:

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