Watertown Recreation Offering Summer Programs for Kids and Adults

The Watertown Recreation Department will be offering summer program offerings beginning on July 13th. Registration will begin on Tuesday July 7th at 9:00 a.m. and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please review the following brochure for specific opportunities. Kids Programs

Park Adventure Program

Join the Watertown Recreation Department for a half day summerprogram for all Watertown children. Activities will range from arts & crafts,sports, drama, and many other activities geared toward their interests and age. Monday – Friday, July 13th – August 28th

Entering Grades K – 8 Fall 2020

1 Week Sessions 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $100.00

Sessions: Monday – Friday

1) July 13 – July 17 2) July 20 – July 24 3) July 27 – July 314) August 3 – August 7 5) August 10 – August 146) August 17 – August 217) August 24 – August 28

Program Locations:

Arsenal Park Grades K-2, Grades 3-5Filippello Park Grades K-2, Grades 3-5Casey Park Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8Moxley Park Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8

Youth Tennis

Youth tennis classes will be offered during the summer months.Participants will be taught many tennis skills including forehand,backhand, serving, and scoring.

Watertown’s School Meal Pickups Extending Through Summer

The Watertown Public Schools will continue to provide free breakfasts and lunches through the summer, but will be distributing meals on different days. Since the shutdown of schools due to COVID-19, the Watertown School Nutrition program has been giving out meals from the parking lot at Watertown High School to families in need. The program is funded through a Federal grant provided to districts in Massachusetts. During the school year the meals were distributed three days a week, and more than 200 families took part. Over the summer they will be handed two days a week — Tuesdays and Fridays.

Watertown Had Two Home Sales This Week

A condo and a townhouse were sold in Watertown this week. $850,000 – 65 Boyd St. Unit 65, Condo – Townhouse, 2,665 Living Area Sq. Ft., 9 Room, 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathroom

$290,000 – 121 Warren St. Unit 3, Condo – Garden, 600 Living Area Sq.

Burials at Local Cemeteries Spiked During COVID-19 Surge in Massachusetts

Gravestones at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Two of the largest cemeteries in Watertown saw a huge increase in the number of burials during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. At the Town-operated Ridgelawn Cemetery, the number of burials almost doubled compared to a year ago, according to Jesse Myott, Department of Public Works Director of Administration & Finance. “The last few months we have seen a significant increase in — not to be cold, but — cemetery operations,” Myott told the Town Council last week. “It is nothing like anything that any of our senior staff has ever seen, and we have a number of 10 and 20 year veterans.

Four More Watertown Restaurants Approved for Outdoor Dining

Deluxe Town Diner was one of several Watertown restaurants recently approved to have outdoor seating. Four Watertown restaurants have been allowed to add outdoor dining this week, bringing the number up to 15 that have received the special permission from the Town to expand capacity during the COVID-19 restrictions. The special outdoor seating permission is approved by Town Manager Michael Driscoll, who included the list of restaurants in his most recent COVID-19 Update (click here to view it). Two are located near Watertown Square, one south of the Charles River and one is on the Westside. Halfway Cafe, west of Watertown Square on Main Street has been given permission.

Gov. Approves Opening of Gyms, Museums, Cinemas & More in Phase 3 of COVID Reopening

Gov. Charlie Baker, with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Beginning Monday, July 6, gyms, movie theaters and museums will be allowed to reopen as part of Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 reopening plan. Also allowed will be weddings and professional sporting events, but both have significant limitations. Gov. Charlie Baker announced the beginning of Phase 3 Thursday afternoon, and said residents of the state have done a good job slowing the spread of COVID-19. He added that Phase 3 will not start in the City of Boston until Monday, July 13.

Coyote Attacks Dog, Takes it From Porch of Watertown Home

A coyote. Watertown Police warned residents to watch their pets after a resident reported that her dog had been attacked and taken from her front porch by a coyote. The dog’s body was later found by Police. The attack occurred Tuesday night at a home on Langdon Avenue. The owner had put her Bijon Shitsu, Moogie, on her front porch.