Winter Program & Summer Camp Registration, Job Openings at the West Suburban YMCA

The following announcement was provided by the West Suburban YMCA:



The Y remains committed to helping you and your family stay active, engaged, and safe as we enter the new year. Why not pick up a new hobby this season? Register for programs like dodgeball, basketball, track and field, adult kettlebell fitness, youth HIIT squad, swim lessons, and more in our Winter Session. The Winter Session runs from January 3 – February 20, 2022, Registration is open, so visit Y’s website for more details and to register.  


Summer already? Be sure to be ready to register your child in a YMCA Summer Camp, as spots fill quicky.

Watertown Seeks Middle & High School Students to Help Seniors Shovel Snow

Students are wanted to help seniors clear snow through a program run by the Recreation Department. The City of Watertown sent out the following announcement:

Watertown Middle School and Watertown High School students, we need your help shoveling snow for our 72 senior and disabled residents who have requested help. So far only 22 students have signed up. You can earn community service hours and some other perks if you volunteer. Please call Recreation Director Peter Centola at 617-972-6494 right away!

Snow Storm: Watertown Trash Pick up Postponed, Restaurant Serving Warm Specialty Drink

Snow falls on Watertown on Jan. 7, 2022. Trash and recycling pick up will be delayed by the snow storm for residents with a Friday collection day. The Watertown Department of Public Works announced Friday morning that due to higher snowfall than projected, the City’s trash contractor — Republic — moved the trash and recycling collection from Friday to Saturday. DPW Superintendent Greg St.

Snow Day for Watertown Schools, City Hall & Other Buildings Opening Late

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

Due to predicted snow accumulations, the City of Watertown Administrative Offices, the Watertown Free Public Library and the Senior Center will have a delayed opening at Noon (12:00pm) on Friday, January 7, 2022. Watertown Public Schools are closed on Friday, January 7, 2022 for a snow day. All offices are also closed. The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a Snow Emergency effective 12:01 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022. The Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until further notice.

Watertown Declares Snow Emergency for Upcoming Storm

Charlie BreitroseSnow will fall on Watertown from Thursday into Friday. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Department of Public Works:

The Superintendent of Public Works is declaring a Snow Emergency effective 12:01 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022. Watertown is expecting greater than 6 inches of snow. The Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until further notice. On street parking will be banned and any motor vehicle left on the street will be subject to towing.

Watertown Man Uses His Expertise in Disney Parks to Help People Plan Their Dream Vacations

Watertown’s Jonathan de Araujo and his wife Lito Karatsoli-Chanikian at the Magic Kingdom. De Araujo’s business, The Vacationeer, helps people book their Disney Vacations. A Watertown man has turned his love of Disney World into a business helping people make the most of their visit to the Magic Kingdom and other Disney parks. Jonathan de Araujo founded The Vactioneer about five years ago to help people plan their dream Disney vacations. He owns the business, and has about 90 agents around the country working with him.

Watertown Library Events Moved Online Due to COVID, See What’s Happening this Month

Watertown Free Public LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. The Watertown Free Public Library provided the following announcement:

Due to the recent increase in Covid cases, all in-person Library programs will be canceled or moved online for the month of January. Here’s what this means:

January programs that were scheduled to take place in person will be canceled or held virtually. This eNewsletter includes updated information.January programs that were scheduled to take place virtually will continue.Front Lawn Story Time will move to Facebook Live beginning 1/6/22.Outside groups that have booked meeting rooms can continue to meet.Library services and in-library browsing will continue. We hope to resume in-person programming in February, 2022, but will adjust as necessary.

City of Watertown Seeking Farmers Market Coordinator

The City of Watertown seeks to fill a part-time, seasonal farmers market coordinator position. The City put out a job opening announcement this week. “The ideal candidate is passionate about farmers markets, the local food system, food security, and community building,” the announcement reads. The coordinator works under the direction of the Community Wellness Program Manager to assist with preseason market preparation and promotion, and would oversee the operation of the market, assist vendors, volunteers and customers. The position is also responsible for promoting the market and vendors through newsletters and social media posts.