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McCall students tackle literacy campaign

McCall students tackle literacy campaign

Aanya Naik and Siobhan Fisher never thought much about elementary literacy programs until a class assignment got them motivated to think otherwise. When the McCall Middle School eighth graders were given action assignments, Naik and Fisher, along with a group of their classmates, were given elementary age literacy as their

‘Authentic Selves’ exhibit celebrates trans and nonbinary people and their families

‘Authentic Selves’ exhibit celebrates trans and nonbinary people and their families

The following was submitted by Ripley Chapel: Live, in-person from the stunning Ripley Chapel at First Congregational Church, 21 Church St., come celebrate pride through beautiful, empowering, first-hand accounts of trans, nonbinary, and gender-fluid experiences via the exhibit “Authentic Selves.” From Massachusetts-based Family Diversity Projects, this exhibit uses stunning photography

McCall Middle School students hold charity book/bake sale

McCall Middle School students hold charity book/bake sale

The following was submitted by students from the McCall Middle School: On Thursday, May 16, students at the McCall Middle School are holding a Charity Book/Bake Sale in the gymnasium, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The students are working to support immigrants in need. All proceeds from

Winchester Artists Network returns to library with May exhibit

Winchester Artists Network returns to library with May exhibit

The following was submitted by the Winchester Artists Network: Winchester Artists Network returns to the annual member show at the library after a hiatus since March 2020 when the WAN show was cut short due to the pandemic. Artists are pleased to be back and share their work with the

Helpers Among Us — En Ka Fair

Helpers Among Us — En Ka Fair

It’s back! En Ka Fair has been going on strong for 90 years, and this year’s theme is “Hear the Joy.” Residents and non-residents alike eagerly await this event, but does everyone knows what En Ka does with the money it earns? It all goes back to the

Helpers Among Us — Hilda Wong-Doo

Helpers Among Us — Hilda Wong-Doo

Coincidentally in time for Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month, Hilda Wong-Doo agreed to be interviewed by the Winchester News.  The long-time resident got involved with the Winchester Cultural District (WCD) during the pandemic, when she innocently suggested to one of its founders that it might be nice to have

IN THE GARDEN: How to mulch your garden

IN THE GARDEN: How to mulch your garden

OK, here we go. Two soapboxes stacked, megaphone fully charged, attitude on, and hyperbole activated! Mulch can be the greatest input for your garden and plants or it can create a desolate wasteland. How's that for hyperbole? When I talk about mulching, I am mostly focused on the

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