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Christmas Trees for Troops!

Do you have a brother, sister, uncle, cousin, neighbor or friend serving overseas with the United States Military. My elves and I at Winthrop’s American Legion Post 146 would like to send them a holiday box of cheer from Winthrop Mass, complete with a Christmas tree, lights, decorations, garlands, home made cookies, cranberry sauce, brownies, candy, Santa Claus hats, candy canes etc. Email me their address along with a little info, hometown, age, branch of service, location . . . . . . and I’ll send them a box filled with support, good thoughts and lots of love and big smiles. I don’t have to know them and they don’t even have to be from Winthrop, just that you know they’d like to receive one of these boxes. What does it cost? Nothing! It’s “FREE”! 

Email me the info at: [email protected]

2022 marks twenty years of sending thousands of letters and over twenty tons of care packages to our servicemen and women serving overseas with the United States Military.

MVES’ Bellyful of Laughs Show Jan. 29

Mystic Valley Elder Services annual  rendition of its comedy show Bellyful of Laughs will be held on Saturday, January 29, at Anthony’s of Malden, located at 105 Canal Street in Malden, and will feature the comedian talents of Steve Sweeney, Will Noonan and Dave Rattigan. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the comedy show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are now on sale for $50 each, which includes the comedy show, a buffet dinner, dessert, cash bar, raffles and chance at a fabulous door prize. A table of 10 cost $475. Proceeds benefit Mystic Valley Elder Services’ programs that keep elders independent and in their homes. Tickets are selling out quickly so call our Development Office at 781-324-7705 or visit

Located in Malden, Mass., Mystic Valley Elder Services is a non-profit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources to elders, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers who reside in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. Agency services include coordination of home care, transportation, Meals on Wheels, and information and referrals. For more information, please call (781) 324-7705 or visit

Encore Boston Harbor Spa Offers Winter Skincare Treatment

Encore Boston Harbor has announced that their signature spa has reopened for services seven days a week. They have a new signature treatment to help replenish moisture into dry skin during the cold, winter months.

The Moisture & Musclease Body Care Ritual is 120 minutes and is $385. This personalized treatment is the perfect antidote to revive dull skin and at the same time release muscle tension during the colder weather. The Ritual starts with a dry body brushing to brighten and prepare the skin for a better hydration as it sloughs off dead skin cells. It continues with an application of a warm mineral rich seaweed serum infused with Japanese Ume Plum extract and sea fennel that is massaged into the body to work tight muscles and to deeply seal in moisture for a silky, satin body finish. To culminate with this cozy and pampering body experience, a relaxing scalp massage followed by a hands and feet massage using a gotu kola healing balm to intensely moisturize and replenish lost

For reservations, log onto or call (857) 770-3900.

Encore Boston Harbor is an integrated gaming destination consisting of a 210,000 square foot casino, 671 spacious hotel rooms, spa, salon and fitness center, specialty retail shops, 15 dining and lounge venues and more than 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. Situated on the waterfront in Everett, MA and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor’s grounds feature a six-acre Harborwalk with pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the Mystic River, an events lawn, public art and ornate floral displays. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The resort offers free self-parking for Red Card members from 5:00 a.m. on Monday through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, or for one COMPDOLLAR on weekends and at the resort valet.

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