RICHMOND â€“ The true first step toward bringing full-time activities for area seniors back to the town's community center occurred this past Thursday afternoon.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“ This weekend, local artist Joya Maxwell will open her heart and home for the second annual Holiday Faire on Kentara Green in Narragansett. In collaboration with The Splendid Loonâ€™s Nina Briggs and Susan Letendre Imports, Maxwellâ€™s two day event will offer an intimate holiday shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for the art lover.
The open house will feature a unique assortment of fine art, ceramic bead necklaces, porcelain and silver pendants, whimsical holiday pins, and fair-trade goods including stained glass jewelry and hand weavings from the indigenous people of Guatemala and Mexico. The venue will provide visitors an opportunity to experience one of Narragansettâ€™s historic homes by renowned architects McKim, Mead and White.
Whenever the Christmas season rolls around and Iâ€™m in the presence of pine trees â€“ as I was last week, trekking through the tree farms of Exeter for a story elsewhere in this newspaper â€“ I am reminded of my dear old friend Antoinetta Goodwin and her discovery that Christmas trees are an anti-depressant.
She was a true South County character, renowned for her patriotism and dedication to the state bird, the Rhode Island Red chicken. A tiny woman, she made seasonal costumes for them and had a huge pair bolted to the roof rack of her station wagon, each waving an American flag.