THE CHARLESTOWN LIONS CLUB IS COLLECTING COATS
The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, babies and adults until January 7, 2019. Our Charlestown Cooperative Bank has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats again, and they may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours. All coats must be in good condition with no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains and all pockets should be emptied. The coats will be delivered to Anton’s Cleaners in Somerville where they will be cleaned free of charge and then distributed to those in need of warmth this winter.
COULD YOUR DOG BE A PET THERAPIST?
Each week at Mass General Hospital, a group of dogs bring joy and comfort to patients through the Pet Therapy Program. Mass General’s Volunteer Department is seeking volunteers to expand the Pet Therapy Program. Candidates must have a dog who is at least one year old, enjoys and is comfortable with being with people, and is willing to be screened through MGH’s designated certification agency. Must be available to visit patients on a weekly basis. Regular hours for Pet Therapy are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. However, hours can be flexible. Contact Jackie Nolan at 617-724-1753 for more information.
ON HONOR ROLL AT BC HIGH
The following local students have been named to the Boston College High School First Quarter Honors Roll:
For High Honors a Sophomore, Junior or Senior must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher.
For Honors a Sophomore, Junior or Senior must have at least a 3.20 quality point average and all grades ‘”C-” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.165 quality point average and all grades ‘”C-” or higher.
James Kenneally 2020 Honors
Daniel Sigmund 2019 High Honors
Joseph Flanagan 2020 High Honors
William Moody 2020 Honors
Christopher Reed 2020 High Honors
Joseph Broderick 2022 High Honors
John Flanagan 2022 Honors
Charles Reitz 2022 Honors
Alexander Velsmid 2022 Honors
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1600 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts.
Harvest on Vine Food Pantry
The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal and small bags of rice, two items that empty the shelves fast. Any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated.
Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. (across from the Training Field). Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald, director, at 617-990-7314.
Christ Church Charlestown Holiday Services
Christ Church Charlestown wishes our community Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. We’d love for you to come worship with us at 10 a.m. at Harvard-Kent Elementary on either Sunday, Dec. 16; we will not meet for worship on Dec. 23 or 30.
CHARLESTOWN LIONS CLUB COLLECTING FOR DISASTER RELIEF
The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South.
ALL proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative costs.
Checks may be made out to Charlestown Lions Club – LCIF and sent to:
P.O. Box 290474, Charlestown, MA 02129 If you have any questions, please email Moe Gillen [email protected].
MICRO HOCKEY IS BACK!
Charlestown Youth Hockey has opened registration for Micro Hockey, which is a Learn-to-Play Hockey program for boys and girls, 5 to 8 years of age, who have not yet played organized team hockey. Only basic skating skills are necessary. Younger players may qualify after a coach evaluation. The program will run on Saturdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m. The first session will run through March 9. Space is limited. To register or obtain the required equipment list, go to WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the MICRO HOCKEY tab. Email questions to [email protected].
FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS
New family support group for people suffering from alcohol or other addictions is meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. at the First Church in Charlestown. For more information call Shawn 781-733-1327.
CHARLESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
The Friends of Charlestown High are presenting Night on the C-Town a fundraiser featuring music, food, raffles, and more. Dec. 13, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Check it out at https://NIGHTONTHEC-TOWN.EVENTBRITE.COM.
WINTER ART LABS FOR KIDS AT ESSEM ART STUDIO
Register for Art Labs at Essem Art Studio facilitated by artist, creative, and fellow Charlestown mom, Sophia Moon.Art Labs are loosely facilitated activities that permit exploration and creative play so little ones can develop confidence in creating art and self expression through various mediums—acrylic paints, watercolors, color pencils, modeling clay, and/or miscellaneous art/craft supplies. Art Labs can be modified for all ages and are also meant to be interactive so if you are bringing your little one(s), come ready to have fun and get messy. All materials are provided. All children must be accompanied and remain under the care of a parent/guardian at all times. If you would like to book a private party/event, please email us at [email protected].