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Winchester celebrates Memorial Day 2024

Winchester celebrates Memorial Day 2024

In her winning essay, McCall Middle School student Sophia Zuniga said Memorial Day is important to her “because people fought and lost their lives for us.” It is also important because her father, Dan Zuniga, was one of those who fought, though fortunately he came home to his family. “My

Winchester High School to re-examine GPA scale

Winchester High School to re-examine GPA scale

Winchester High School is forming a committee to evaluate the GPA scale after one parent asked school officials to consider making a change. Parent Michelle McCarthy on May 17 met with WHS Principal Dennis Mahoney and other staff members after speaking at a recent School Committee meeting, where she asked

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

‘You, Me & AI’ workshop will be offered May 22

‘You, Me & AI’ workshop will be offered May 22

The following was submitted by Social Capital, Inc.: “You, Me & AI: A Multigenerational Conversation on Mental Health, Bias & Digital Inclusion” will be held at the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St., Woburn, on Wednesday, May 22, from 6-8 p.m. The public workshop is offered through the Leaders

Town Meeting approves CPA – Now what?

Town Meeting approves CPA – Now what?

Community Preservation Act (CPA) proponents have a short window to catch their breath following a Town Meeting victory before jumping back into the thick of it. Town Meeting approved Article 9 in a landslide 132-21 vote earlier this month, but that was just the first step in the journey to

Helpers Among Us — Community Gardens

Helpers Among Us — Community Gardens

’Tis the season to get vegetable gardens going, and there are 21 plots next to the west side fire station on Lockeland Road.  Would you like one?  You’ll have to wait a bit, as there are nine residents on the waiting list, and only about two of them get

Boston Celtics honor Winchester resident as Heroes Among Us

Boston Celtics honor Winchester resident as Heroes Among Us

The following was submitted by the Boston Celtics: Liz Elefante, of Charlestown, Maryssa Tripoli, of Winchester, and Christiana Dakoyannis, of Stoneham, who are all thoracic ICU nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, were recently honored as Heroes Among Us by the Boston Celtics. During a staff bonding event last