John Allen Arnold Weaver, who grew up in Wickford, proudly traces his ancestors to such distant realms as the Knights Templar and the Normans of England. Locally, he goes âright back to Plimouth Plantionsâ and on to Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
By JONATHAN GIBBS
When one summons a sensory image of what Christmas is supposed to look, smell and sound like, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Naray in Kunar Province may be among the last to come to mind. Hard by the Pakistan border, it is muscled with angular mountains that seem to rise straight up out of the earth as if some malevolent force was trying to punch through the ground.
RICHMOND -- Members of the Town Council were unhappy with several elements of the first draft financial audit received at last Tuesday night's meeting.
NARRAGANSETT â It was 7:30 a.m. on Monday and I had enlisted in boot camp. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, knee highs, hurdles and jump squats with a young fit couple standing before me blowing whistles. Youâd think Iâd go AWOL, but this wasnât the typical military boot camp. Instead of being surrounded by grunting young men with buzzed haircuts, I was accompanied by fun, enthusiastic women trying to reach their fitness goals. I had committed myself to an hour of intense exercise with the South County Adventure Boot Camp for Women, a four-week program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training led by certified adventure fitness trainer and director, Ryan Bate.
Ryan Bate, who has a bachelorâs degree in community health education from Rhode Island College and who is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine began the boot camp last April with his wife, Danielle Bate.