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BHCA Now Accepting Applications for Community Fund

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has announced that the Beacon Hill Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for 2023. Interested parties have until Nov. 1 to apply.             

The Beacon Hill Community Fund aims to support community-based organizations in Beacon Hill, Cambridge Street, and adjacent neighborhoods. Eligible entities include non-profit organizations, community development corporations, and other civic groups committed to enhancing the quality of life within the community. The fund will provide small grants for projects and programs that cover a diverse range of areas, including but not limited to: Arts and Education; Youth Sports and Recreation; Day Care Centers and Playgrounds; Programs for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities; Community Gardens and Spaces; Affordable Housing; and Social Services.

Now in its fifth year, the Beacon Hill Community Fund continues its legacy of community support. Testimonials from last year’s grant recipients are available for viewing on the BHCA website. For details about the application process, grant rules, and timelines, visit All applications must be submitted by the Nov. 1 deadline, with awards scheduled to be distributed in December 2023. For additional information or inquiries, contact the Beacon Hill Civic Association directly at [email protected].

S.P.I.R.I.T.S. Of New England Ghost Lecture

S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England, in co-operation with the Winthrop Improvement & Historical Association (WIHA), will host a fundraiser for the historic Deane Winthrop House.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 21st with tours of the House from 6-7pm and a Ghost Lecture in the Barn, 38 Shirley Street, Winthrop, MA at 7pm.

Hear from S.P.I.R.I.T.S. Paranormal Investigators who were featured on television shows such as “Paranormal Survivor”, and “Haunted Case Files” as well as the investigations they have conducted on well-known landmarks such as the USS Constitution, the Mount Washington Hotel, and our own Deane Winthrop House.

The presenters for the evening will be S.P.I.R.I.T.S. Founder and WIHA Board Member, Ellen MacNeil, and S.P.I.R.I.T.S. team member, Jack Kenna.  Both investigators have many stories to tell.  A seasoned Paranormal Investigator, Ellen has appeared on television on episodes of the “Haunted Case Files” and “A Haunting Season” series.

Jack is a recognized Paranormal Investigator, Speaker, and Author. He has appeared on episodes of “Haunted Hospitals”, “A Haunting”, and “My Worst Nightmare.” Jack has written several books which he can offer for purchase at the Lecture.

Light refreshments will be served. Tickets cost $15 when purchased on Eventbrite or $20 when purchased at the Door. Space in the Barn is limited to only 99 souls so don’t get turned away at the Door! 

Please direct any questions about the event to [email protected]

It’ll be a spooktacular evening!

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