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Jenks talks on environmental issues

Jenks talks on environmental issues

Jenks speakers address optimization of major decision making and current events shaping the Commonwealth’s energy and environmental future. By John Brown, Ron Latanision, and Walter Hubbard  On March 8, Rich Adler, founder of DecisionPath, joined us to follow up on his February 2023 presentation, speaking this time on “Revisiting

How well do you know Winchester?

How well do you know Winchester?

Last time was very tricky but our all-time champ, Michael Arwe, gets honorable mention for figuring out what it was (with a hint from yours truly). See last week’s to refresh your memory. Arwe emailed, “I did the Main Street bridge, the Waterfield Road bridge, the Mt. Vernon Street

Pony rides on Winchester Common

Pony rides on Winchester Common

The following was submitted by Preschool Social Academy: On Saturday, April 27, get ready to have some fun with pony rides on Winchester Common, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the corner of Church Street and Waterfield Road. The event will happen either rain or

Health Department to host tent for Safe Disposal Day, April 27

Health Department to host tent for Safe Disposal Day, April 27

The following was submitted by the Health Department: On Saturday, April 27, the Health Department and the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community will have a tent outside the Transfer Station gate, 15 McKay Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Safe Disposal Day, or DEA National

Spring into reading with library open house

Spring into reading with library open house

The following was submitted by the Friends of the Winchester Public Library: On Saturday, April 27, the Friends of the Winchester Public Library will be hosting an open house, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library, 80 Washington St. There will be a scavenger hunt, silent

Send us your garden photos

Send us your garden photos

Hey, Winchester, it’s spring! And that means warm days, birds singing, trees budding and of course, gardens and gorgeous flowers. We recently asked local gardeners Charlene Band and Shannon Scott-Vernaglia to send us a few photos of how their gardens look at the moment. We would love it if

Hank Wonder returns to Ripley Chapel on April 27

Hank Wonder returns to Ripley Chapel on April 27

The following was submitted by Ripley Chapel: On Saturday, April 27, Ripley Chapel is pleased to welcome back Hank Wonder – a dynamic trio of musicians who return with their special blend of songcraft and music making, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 21 Church St. Somewhere

The Griffin wants YOUR photos

The Griffin wants YOUR photos

A few years ago, the Arthur Griffin Museum of Photography was part of a national exhibit called The Photoville Fence.  That has morphed into a different exhibit and Museum Director Crista Dix is looking for photographs from Winchester residents. For the second year, “Our Town” will assemble a collection of

Helpers Among Us — Oxfam

Helpers Among Us — Oxfam

Getting to know Winchester folks who do good work for the larger community has been the subject of this column, but this week your reporter talked with a woman who does good work for the entire world. Abby Maxman has been the director of Oxfam America since 2017, after a

Winchester News is part of INN NewsMatch fundraising program

Winchester News is part of INN NewsMatch fundraising program

The following was submitted by the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) Network: For the second consecutive year, local match funding secured by nonprofit news organizations surpassed matching support provided through the national NewsMatch program. Each year as part of NewsMatch, nonprofit newsrooms, such as the Winchester News, secure individual donations

More photos from the Fells

More photos from the Fells

Mary New continues to share some of the photos she takes when she’s out in her Wolcott Terrace backyard abutting the Middlesex Fells, although the first one is not from her yard.  Winchester News is supported by our community. Please donate to support our work.

How well do you know Winchester?

How well do you know Winchester?

Did you miss us? Alas, I was finding out how well I know Texas (not well) plus cloudy skies during a total solar eclipse (too well), although Frank got a great photo in northern New England! Latest in the series. Retired photographer Frank Siteman has taken photos of places downtown,

Health Department announces more hazardous waste disposal days for 2024

Health Department announces more hazardous waste disposal days for 2024

The following was submitted by the Winchester Health Department: Winchester has joined the Minuteman Household Hazardous Products collaborative. Residents now have eight (8) free opportunities to dispose of their household hazardous waste in nearby Lexington, one day each month from April to November. The following dates are available, with five