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‘In Celebration of Sprinklers,’ The 2019 WIHA Auction to Preserve a Winthrop Treasure

Save the date! The Winthrop Improvement & Historical Association (WIHA) is excited to announce, “In Celebration of Sprinklers,” a 2019 WIHA Holiday Auction taking place on  Friday, Dec. 6, 8-11 p.m., in the Deane Winthrop Barn, 40 Shirley Street.  Black tie optional.

Stephanie Honan, Lauren Mazzuchelli, and Christine Reilly from WIHA will Co-Chair the Auction. Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Robert A. DeLeo has graciously agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chair of the event.

The horrible fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris last Spring served as a warning to WIHA to better-protect the Town of Winthrop’s treasure, the 350+ year old Deane Winthrop House. Specialized fire suppression systems for older building such as the House cost in excess of $40,000. Raising funds towards this ambitious project is the goal of the Auction.

Auctioneer Matt Honan plans to dazzle the guests with his usual style as he entertains bids on an interesting mix of items including Sports Memorabilia, Theater Tickets, Vintage Items and more.

A cash wine bar and complimentary hot hors d’oeuvres will be available.  Tickets are $35 per person/$60 per couple in advance, or $50 per person/$75 per couple at the door. To reserve your tickets, please phone (617) 846- 0074 before De. 4. Ample parking is available a block away at the ball field.

Winthrop Residents Graduate from BU

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 2,106 students in September 2019.                                                 

Receiving degrees were Winthrop students John G. Curci, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering; Alexander Schlageter, Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management.

Winthrop Resident Plays at St. Michael’s College 

The Saint Michael’s College men’s ice hockey team went 1-1 last week in two overtime games, first with a win over the State University of New York at Canton, 3-2, on Tuesday and then a loss to Saint Anselm College, 3-2, on Saturday in its Northeast-10 Conference opener.

First-year Jeremy Routh (Hamden, Conn./New Hampshire Junior Monarchs) scored his first college goal 3:17 into overtime to give the Purple Knights the win over SUNY Canton. Junior Paul McAuliffe (Newton, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) added a goal and an assist, tallying in the final minute of regulation to force overtime before dishing off on Routh’s winner, and sophomore Colin O’Connor (North Haven, Conn./Connecticut RoughRiders) scored his first college goal in the win.

First-year Alec Lindberg (Bedford, N.H./Hampton Roads Whalers) recorded 40 saves in his college debut for the Purple Knights. Senior William Santangeli (Oakville, Ontario/Saint Mark’s School) went 6-for-10 on faceoffs and junior Tyler Dorval (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) had two blocks. Juniors Ethan Hendrickson (Budd Lake, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), Brandon Mitchell (North Scituate, R.I./Pomfret School), Sel Narby (Huntington, N.Y./Connecticut Junior Rangers) and Andrew Olevitz (Winthrop, Mass./Northern Cyclones) all recorded an assist in the game.

In the Saint Anselm game, Narby and sophomore Andy Ide (Barrington, R.I./Cushing Academy) both recorded goals for the Purple Knights. Santangeli finished with an assist and went 7-for-18 on faceoffs. First-year Matt Schreiner (Falmouth, Mass./Walpole Express) went 8-for-13 on faceoffs and Mitchell went 9-for-17 on faceoffs. Senior Tim Decker (Liverpool, N.Y./Canterbury School) had a career-high 46 saves, beating out his former high of 39 saves on Jan. 19, 2019, against Stonehill College. Junior Cameron Stewart (Sabattus, Maine/East Coast Wizards) finished with four blocks. Hendrickson and junior Noah Muller (Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Düsseldorfer EG) both recorded an assist.

Antiques Roadshow IN Boston on May 25

In search of America’s hidden treasures for the series’ 25th season, Antiques Roadshow visits Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, May 25 as part of its 2020 Production Tour! PBS’s most-watched ongoing series celebrates this milestone with stops exclusively at distinctive, historic locations across the country.

 “Holding events at these locations allows our cameras to film appraisals in and around places that are treasures in their own right, adding an exciting depth to our show,” said ROADSHOW executive producer Marsha Bemko. “I can’t wait to see what treasures we uncover in Boston. And stay tuned, we’ll be revealing the historic location we’ve selected very soon!”

From each of the 2020 events, three episodes of ROADSHOW per city will be created for inclusion in the 17-time Emmy® Award nominated production’s 25th broadcast season, to air in 2021. Produced by WGBH Boston, Antiques Roadshow is seen by up to 8 million viewers each week. Antiques Roadshow airs locally Mondays at 8pm on WGBH 2.

Admission to Antiques Roadshow is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Fans can enter for a chance to win one pair of free tickets per household. The 2020 Tour ticket entry process opens Tuesday, November 12. To enter the random drawing for free tickets to a 2020 Roadshow event and to see complete entry rules, go to For more information you may also call toll-free 888-762-3749.

Deadline for entries is Monday, Feb.19, 2020 at 11:59pm PT.

And new this year, a small number of tickets will be available to fans who apply on Instagram and Twitter. Social media entries will be accepted for one month, with a deadline of December 11, 2019 at 11:59pm PT. More information and complete rules for social media entries can be found at the 2020 Tour Complete Rules page.

At each appraisal event, around 3,000 ticketed guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques and collectibles from experts from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal. To see FAQs about Antiques Roadshow events, go to:

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