Winthrop Fall Festival

Sunday September 28, 2014

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is having a Fall Festival in Winthrop Center at French Square.  The event includes food from various  restaurants, beer from Harpoon Brewery and music from local musicians.  Money raised for the event will go into a Chamber beautification fund earmarked for French Square/Center Business District.  This is a 21 and older event.  Tickets are limited so purchase early and don’t get left out!

Join us as we celebrate the first weekend of the Fall!  Tickets are available at Winthrop Chamber office, Blackstrap BBQ, Winthrop MarketPlace and online at

EVENT: Winthrop Fall Festival
DATE: Sunday, September 28, 2014, Rain or Shine
LOCATION: French Square, Winthrop Center
ENTRANCE:  Hagman Road
TIME: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
TICKETS:  $15.00

There are sponsorship opportunities for Chamber members.  If you are interested call Betsy at the chamber office.

Bob Steele – Q & A



Former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will be in Winthrop to discuss Connecticut’s experience with casinos.  The event will be at WCAT Monday September 29th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  The Q & A forum is regarding how casinos affect small businesses and communities.

Audience space is limited to 50 individuals.  Please RSVP to Brian Ashmankas at



Fall updates for Oceanside Pilates & Yoga Studio

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Fall updates for Oceanside Pilates & Yoga Studio

Oceanside Pilates and Yoga Studio has scheduled several autumn highlights while it continues to feature Pilates mat, Pilates reformer, Yoga, Barre, and Surfset Fitness Classes.

On Friday October 3rd at 5:30pm, Amy Sullivan will be leading “Happy Hour Yoga,” serving up kriyas, binds and hops, sure to be uplifting to all who attend.

“Community Yoga” with Georgeane returns on Tuesdays at noon. This class is for all levels, and walk-ins are encouraged to join. For a mere five dollars, these yoga sessions are affordable to all who wish to participate in a friendly atmosphere.

For four weeks starting on Wednesday October 15th, Oceanside is hosting “Meditation by Donation: Qualities of the Heart” with Lucila from 7:15-7:45pm.  Both beginner and experienced participants are welcome to this thirty minute practice in guided meditation, following thousands of years of tradition, for a five dollar donation to the instructors’ continuing educations. Those interested are asked to contact instructor Lucila at

The instructors at Oceanside are all fully certified in their areas of expertise, and passionately committed to the progress and well-being of their clientele. The atmosphere is intimate and upbeat, and owner Ellen Conti, when she is not also in class alongside her own clients, is ever on the lookout for new offerings and challenges to expand and perfect the studio experience.

The studio attracts all ages and serves a wide range of abilities, including athletes, yet also mindful of those recovering from injuries, and equally attentive to those who are new to the exercise formats.

Oceanside’s website features the complete class schedule, including specialty classes, at . Many of Oceanside’s classes require advance sign-up, which may be accomplished at the website. Oceanside Pilates and Yoga Studio is located at 315 Shirley Street in Winthrop. Questions may be directed to Oceanside owner Ellen Conti at 617-719-1095.