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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

Frank Siteman reception Thursday

Frank Siteman reception Thursday

One of the most read features of Winchester News is retired photographer Frank Siteman’s “How well do you know Winchester?” photographs.  Now residents can see many more of his pieces at the Griffin Museum’s WinCAM satellite gallery at 32 Swanton St. “Above it All,” features Frank’s drone

John Dunleavy wins 2024 Employee of the Year Award at MDSC annual conference

John Dunleavy wins 2024 Employee of the Year Award at MDSC annual conference

The following was submitted by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress: Boston Bruins veteran employee John Dunleavy, of Winchester, has been named the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Employee of the Year. The award was presented on stage at the Awards Luncheon of MDSC’s 40th Anniversary Conference. Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy,

WIN Fast Forest planting re-scheduled for May 4

WIN Fast Forest planting re-scheduled for May 4

The following was submitted by Prassede Calabi on behalf of the Fast Forest committee: The WIN Fast Forest planting event set for April 20 has been re-scheduled to May 4, with a rain date of May 5. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sen. Jason Lewis announces evening, virtual office hours for April 16

Sen. Jason Lewis announces evening, virtual office hours for April 16

The following was submitted by Sen. Jason Lewis’s office: State Sen. Jason Lewis will be holding evening, virtual office hours on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. These office hours will replace regularly scheduled virtual office hours which are canceled on April 15 due