Neighborhood Round Up

Spring (and Winter) Lacrosse Registration is now OPEN

ALL ARE WELCOME!  The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center has opened registration for it’s main Spring season & for it’s Winter skills seasons!!!  The CLLC teaches the great game of Lacrosse to a diverse group of boys and girls, grades K-8th.  New players are always welcome regardless of skill level and scholarships are always available.  We believe in the power of Lacrosse, as it is the great equalizer in the sporting world. You don’t need to be tall, strong, fast or big to be successful and it’s a communal sport where anyone can find a niche and be a productive member of the team. As a program, we promote the following core values in everything we do: Teamwork, Responsibility, Community Service, Patience, & Effort.  Please call (617) 242-9328 or visit our website ( for more information and to register today!!!

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

Since the start of the school year, the Food Pantry has had a great need for cereal to include in its distribution.  Donations of non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated.

Donations drops are: Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank – 201 Main St. or the Parish Center – 46 Winthrop St. (by the Training Field).  Or donate by sending checks to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

Holiday Clothing Drive – Help Someone Stay Warm This Winter

The Charlestown Coalition/Turn It Around are asking for contributions of winter clothing this season. This appeal is for brand new socks, hats, gloves and scarves for adults. There are donation boxes located at The Boys & Girls Club on the 3rd Floor, Charlestown Coalition Office and The First Church in Charlestown will be accepting donations Mon. – Fri. From 12 – 1 p.m. or Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Helping Your Community during the Holidays

Please consider supporting the Harvard-Kent Leadership & Scholarship Partnership for charitable giving this Holiday Season. Donations to the 14th annual fund drive will help deliver six aspirational scholarships to students from the community, supplement the music and reading programs and support teachers through on-going grants. Every donation makes an impact to the Harvard-Kent community! Donations can be made online at or via mail to Harvard-Kent Leadership & Scholarship Partnership, P.O. Box 290092, Charlestown, MA 02129

“e” inc.’s New Science Gift Store for the Holidays is OPEN!

Charlestown’s “e” inc. has opened a new science-themed gift store in the Charlestown Navy Yard (114 16th Street). Filled with books, science kits, great tools to explore the Natural World, puzzles, art boxes, games, stuffed animals, experiment kits, dinosaur excavators, and much, much more — the “e” inc. Science Emporium has something for everyone. Parents and children are invited to come and explore! Staff are thrilled to help you choose science themed gifts that are age appropriate – and there is a wine & cheese area for parents, as well! Parents can chat, shop for holiday presents, make suggestions on our Suggestion Board and enjoy the store’s festive atmosphere.Sales for the holiday week include: 10% off on stuffed animals and 5% off on all books.Holiday Hours for the holiday week are: Monday: 3-6; Tuesday 12-3; Wednesday 10-6; Friday 3-6; and Saturday 11- 3. Questions: 617-894-3409. Parking is on Medford Street and also the lot on 5th Ave.

Join the celebration at   the Coop Bank Everyone is invited – stop by the bank and get in the Holiday spirit on Thursday, December 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, holiday treats and give aways. The Cooperative Bank, 201 Main Street.

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