Neighborhood Round Up

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

The Food Pantry has had a great need at this time and has been very busy serving many residents in town.  Donations of all non-perishable foods are 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. They are also looking for volunteers to assist with distribution. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Raffle

With the COVID-19 pandemic postponing this year’s Lt. Michael Quinn Scholarship fundraising events (scholarship banquet, golf tourney, etc.), a $10,000 virtual raffle will be held to help raise funds for the 2021 award. Raffle tickets are $100 each and the winning ticket will be drawn on August 29 (the 51st anniversary of Michael’s death). If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Ronan Fitzpatrick at 617-242-5493, or by E-mail at [email protected].

Lt. Michael P. Quinn gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Quang Nam Province in South Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his bravery.

The Anchor is Open!

The Anchor, in The Charlestown Navy Yard, is now open 7 days a week until 11pm. The Anchor has an enhanced garden and waterfront patio, over 300 new pieces of furniture, brand new menu, rotating brews and curated wine and bubbly. With ample room and different styles of seating,  social distancing is easy in its outdoor and breezy environment. 

Charlestown Library Imagine Your Summer Story 2020

This summer the Charlestown Library will be partnering with the Essem Art Studio. The Art Studio will feature an art project based on the book from story time. Prizes will be awarded.  The story time reading and art project will be featured on  the library facebook page at and Essem Art Studio  page at  . This year the  library’s activity sheet can be found at Grand prizes will also be awarded for completed activity sheets. Please contact Eileen Whittle  at [email protected] or Sophia Moon [email protected] for any questions

Charlestown Branch Library Is Open for Holds Pickup

Charlestown Branch Library is open for scheduled contactless holds pickups and will be accepting returns of library materials on Mondays-Thursdays from 2-6 pm and on Fridays from 1-4 pm. Please schedule a pickup day and time for your holds after being notified that your items are ready for pickup. Your notification email will have a link to schedule your holds pickup. If you received notifications by phone or need help scheduling a pickup, call the branch at 617-242-1248.

When you come in, you must wear a mask. We will have a labeled bin at our entrance for returns of library materials during the hours we are open. The branch will be closed to the public and no public restrooms or computers will be available.

Do you need suggestions for holds or help with making requests? You can email Adults Librarian Kathy Kire at [email protected], Children’s Librarian Eileen Whittle at [email protected], or Branch Librarian Maureen Marx at [email protected] or you can call us at 617-242-1248.

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