Watertown Rotary Club Invites Public to Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive

The Rotary Club of Watertown is excited to announce that it will be hosting a Community Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive! The event will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites Boston/Watertown on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

In the spirit of Rotary’s mantra “service before self,” the club is pleased to announce that it will be collecting unwrapped toys for the Sonny Whooley Foundation in cooperation Lexus and Toyota of Watertown. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, the proceeds of which will directly support the clubs community service initiatives in the coming year.  

Members of the greater Watertown business, philanthropic, and civic communities are invited to join us for an evening of connection, conversation, and celebration as we kick off the holiday season and raise a toast to our community.  

Attendees should plan to bring an unwrapped toy for the Whooley Foundation, but the event is otherwise free of charge. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres will we served. 

The Hampton Inn is located at 25 Bond St., Watertown, in Arsenal Yards.

Registration Open for Watertown Recreation Winter Session

The Watertown Recreation Department opened registration for the Winter I Session, and has programs for kids, teens, and adults. PreK Indoor Sports is available for ages 3-5, and for children in grades K-2 there is Jr All Sports. For students in grades 3-5 there is All Sports. The Recreation Department also has No Bake Bonanza for youngsters in grades 1-2 and 3-5. Junior Creative Crafts is available for grades K-2, and Creative Crafts for grades 3-5.

Road Work on Belmont St. Will Impact Some Watertown Residents

The following information was provided by the Watertown Department of Public Works:

As part of the Belmont Street Reconstruction Project, the City of Cambridge’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin mobilizing in the coming weeks

Newport will begin installing tree protection along the street, performing survey and layout work, saw-cutting areas of the roadway and delivering and install of drainage structures. DigSafe markings will also begin appearing on the sidewalk and roadways. Following drainage work, weather permitting, Newport will begin the installation of the Cambridge water main along Belmont Street between the Belmont Town Line and Mt. Auburn Street. Cambridge residents of Belmont Street will receive a notice with specific details regarding this work.

See When Watertown’s Winter Parking Ban Will Begin

The City of Watertown announced the dates of the Winter Parking Ban, see the announcement below:

Effective Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 and continuing to April 1, 2023 the Winter Parking Ban will be in effect and strictly enforced. The regulation reads in part; “No vehicle may remain on any public way for more than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. all days of the week”. For residents who lack sufficient off-street parking, the City allows for temporary parking at any municipal parking lot and other locations noted:

The police station at 552 Main St. (visitor’s parking lot only)

Any public school parking lot

 Victory Field parking lot

 O’Connell Park, 341 Mt.

LETTER: Operation American Soldier Thanks Whitney Towers Residents

Operation American Soldier is extremely grateful to the owners and residents of Whitney Towers for their generosity and giving spirit. 

A special shout out to David Levine, Manager of Whitney Towers, and Mariann and Lisa who headed up the Veterans Day collection for our deployed troops. In addition to the amazing products collected, we received postage funding for approximately 165 boxes! Operation American Soldier and the troops THANK YOU!! Respectfully,Wendy RoccaOperation American Soldier

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