Archive - Dec 2010
For ten years the AOA club members have been giving of their time and their talents for members of the local community.
AOA stands for Active Older Adults, and that is certainly an understatement, in reference to this group. These active older adults which are comprised of women ranging in age from their late 50s to nearly 85 years old, get together once a week, on Friday mornings, for a knitting club. The members said that they do spend a good deal of time knitting during club meetings, but that is not all that they do. They also attend functions; hold community gatherings, fund raise, support local organizations, volunteer and get together simply for socialization.
CHARLESTOWN â The Affordable Housing Commission is down to one member after two members officially resigned at the Dec. 13 Town Council meeting citing that they have been met with âroadblocks and hostility.â
BY KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
CRANSTON â RI HOPE (Helping Other People in Emergencies), a new community program organized to help Rhode Islanders affected by the March flood is setting out to neighborhoods to provide outreach services. The program is a federal response to the presidential declaration of a disaster in Rhode Island.
NARRAGANSETT--Aran Flaherty, Katia Konopelko, Morgan D'Ambra, Emma Landy, Brendan Flaherty, Natalie Landy, and Charlotte D'Ambra of Narragansett Elementary School have been practicing once a week in Providence for Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker. And while this is a first time for many of the children, Aran said she had danced before.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â After Councilman James OâNeill proposed a resolution to Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee regarding his future financial policies, the town council heatedly debated the merits of the resolution at Monday nightâs meeting.
NARRAGANSETTâCharles Lee,69, of 320 Ocean Road, was killed on Dec. 10 when his car swerved off Route 6 in Killingly, Conn. Lee was Vice President of the non-profit group Friends of Canonchet Farm whose aim was independent stewardship of the Narragansett property. Richard Vangermeersh, treasurer of the Friends of Canonchet, said that Lee was a Type 1 diabetic and that he had âa problem, a fear of driving at night.â Last year while visiting Bristolâs Audobon site, Vangermeersh (also a diabetic) says that Lee collapsed as a result of low blood sugar. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of Leeâs crash.
You have lost a loved one. You grieve. The holidays approach. You donât want them to come. You yearn for presence, not presents.
â âI wish I could just go to sleep on the day before Thanksgiving and wake up on January 2nd!â This is a sentiment that bereavement counselors all across the country hear a lot during the fall and early winter months,â said Morgan Ban-Draoi, grief counselor at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.