August Newsletter

Winchester Neighbors Club Upcoming Events
First off, we want to welcome everyone (both new and existing members) at the New Members’ Cocktail event on September 15th at the First House Pub from 6:00-8:00. Hopefully you’ve received a separate invite by now - if you have not, please let us know or RSVP here.

Next up is our annual Winchester Neighborhood House Hop, which will be held on Saturday, October 1st. This is our most popular event which kicks off with a cocktail hour for everyone, followed by group dinners hosted at the homes of a WNC members; finally, we end the night back together for desert. More details to follow, along with a formal invitation, but save the date and refer to the calendar as more information is added. If you volunteer to host, the event fee is waived!  

We’ll come together again on Saturday, October 29th for an adults-only Halloween party at the Sanborn House.  Costumes a must! Well kinda...a cool wig or hat will do, but we know some of you can't resist to go all out. This 3rd annual event will be fun!

Other Winchester Neighbors Club Community Updates

If you wish to continue to participate in Winchester Neighbors Club events, as well as receive this newsletter (we hope you do!), please renew your membership now Our $60 annual fee helps cover our administrative and technology costs along with the many events we host throughout the year. If you joined after January 2016 you are all set and don't have to renew until next year.

After a summer of heavy use we’d love to add some new toys to the Stone Family Playground/Ginn Park. We welcome you to drop off any gently used outdoor toys that your household may have outgrown. Also, we appreciate your helping us keep this park in great shape by removing any broken toys you find while you are there.

New Neighbors are always welcome! New this year we will be distributing welcome gift bags as people join or move to the neighborhood. If you have a new neighbor or friend who might be interested in joining please give Suzanne ( a shout out and she’ll make sure they get an “official” WNC welcome!

Finally, we are actively looking for new sponsors for our website and upcoming events. If you, or a business owner you know, is looking to get their name out to our membership (150 households and counting), please reach out to Julie (

Other upcoming community events

Run off all those summer BBQs and cocktails and join us on Sunday, September 25th at 12:00for the annual Glen Doherty Memorial Road Race. This great family friendly event includes a 5k run or walk and a 10k run. Register here and let us  know so we can add you to our team!

If you’ve been out of town for most of the summer, don’t forget about the Winchester Farmers Market which continues on Saturday through October 29that the Winchester Town Common. Lots of great local produce, bakery and other grocery items can be found here!

We’re happy to help promote Winchester events that sponsor our many great non-profit initiatives. If you have one for our next newsletter (late fall) please reach out to Leigh (
Winchester Neighbors Club Board update
The Winchester Neighbors Club board is comprised of 15 energetic and hardworking women who commit to a two-year term beginning each fall. Last spring Carey Anne Dawson, our past co-President, completed her amazing term and we now welcome Alexandra Kenna to the co-president role, joining returning co-president Holly Spring. For the full roster of board members please click here. More importantly, get involved by sending us a note at! It's fun and if you join the board, your annual member fee is waived. We'd love to have you!

2015, Event-Year Close Out Newsletter

Hello Neighbors! 

I hope this finds you happy and well and enjoying this glorious spring weather.  We are having such a good time with our members this year.  We have a special thing in the Winchester Neighbor's Club and I am feeling thankful...if I may expound here for a moment.

First off, I want to thank and acknowledge our local businesses. We have had some awesome events this year at Simm's Jewelers, TWK, Fitness Together, Masa Grill, Sanborn House, J.Hilburn, Vivian's...each venue was generous and the events were so unique and fun.

On a more personal note, I want to thank you, our neighbors, who have not only brought your loving spirit and generous energy but you have also opened your homes to help make our events warm and inviting.  I want to finally give my most heart felt thank you to the WNC board, who volunteer their time and energy to organize and put on all these fabulous events.  It's been a blast ladies and I roll off this year with lots of wonderful memories. 

I think back to when Dave and I first moved to Winchester. Shortly after joining the Neighbors Club, we were hosted by three families for a welcome to town dinner. It was an awesome night and they have since become dear friends.

I think about the women who were on the board organizing that dinner, the host, all of whom, then and now, plan these events that open doors and promote friendship and fun.  That outward energy, time and just showing up are what help to make our town and all the people in it something truly special.

So, we'd love to see your faces for our final events of the year: the Masa newcomer's cocktails and LNO mani / pedi night. Also, we will have a table at Barn Babies this Sunday, so come on by to talk about membership, board involvement or just to say hello! 

With gratitude,

Carey Anne and Holly

Happy 2016!

Hello Neighbors!


Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you healthy, happy and staying warm!  We are back in the swing of things after the holidays and have an amazing Winter / Spring lined up.  We have our Ladies Night Out back in action with a fitness night the first week in February.  This night is sure to get a good sweat going and give you some fun, new ways to get moving and feel great! Invite soon to come.  We are super excited about our March event - think March Madness, Scotch and custom men's wear all wrapped up into one.  To pull it off, WNC is partnering with J. Hilburn to bring you a super fun and stylish event, you won't want to miss it!  Looking forward into April we hope to see all the new members (and old) at TWK for our Spring Newcomer's Event.  New neighbors, this night is for you; it's a great way to meet new friends, socialize and have a glass of wine and nosh on us.  As we roll into 2016, I want to thank all of the Neighbor's Club for a fabulous year full of fellowship and fun. If you're interested in getting more involved, let us know. It's a very small commitment with a fun group of people who without, these events can't happen. They'll be a *special* board cocktail event at year's end to get those who are interested up to speed as we work to kick off another year of fun for the 2nd half of 2016. Men and women welcome, along with new ideas!


Carey Dawson and Holly Spring