Archive - Dec 2010
Students at Davisville Middle School and Metcalf Elementary School were recently awarded first quarter honors for their strong academic achievements. Below is a list, sorted by grade, of the students to achieve the marks at their respective schools.
Davisville Elementary School
Over the past few years, the media has been full of stories of breast cancer and prostate cancer patients who have beaten their diseases and gone on to continue living healthy and productive lives.
Michael Noble is hoping to see a series of similar stories about people who have beaten pancreatic cancer.
Heâ€™s hoping to be one, too.
Thursday night an emergency meeting of the town council was called to approve the Coventry Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Unaware of the stateâ€™s 4 p.m. deadline on Friday for the plan to be passed, the town was notified this week.
RICHMOND -- Chief of Police Elwood Johnson stated that there is still counterfeit currency circulating in town. This was first brought to the town's attention in November, when the police issued a release alerting residents and business owners of this recent development.
NARRAGANSETT--Joseph Penrose and Alex LaVallee co-own and recently opened Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour gym on Nov. 1. The gym is one of three such centers in Rhode Island and is open seven days a week throughout the year. It is guarded by security cameras and accessed through the use of a individualized security card. But if you enter, prepare to be energized.
â€śFitness is not a sprint itâ€™s a marathon,â€ť LaVallee said, laughing. â€śThatâ€™s a good quote,â€ť Penrose said.
WEST GREENWICH â€“ With over 100,000 Christmas trees and 14 varieties, Big John Leydenâ€™s Christmas Tree Farm in West Greenwich has been a part of the holiday tradition for many families for 40 years now.
â€śWe have real trees for real people. Itâ€™s about tradition, tradition, tradition,â€ť John Leyden, founder and owner of the tree farm said in front of the television cameras from CBS morning news show.
If you enter the tiny Ben Thomas Gallery at the end of the deck at 88 Brown St., youâ€™ll find yourself surrounded by images of familiar and beloved spots in the Ocean State.
A Jamestown native, Thomas is a photographer who possesses a boundless fascination with lighthouses at sunset, dories tied up at the dock, seagulls in a row, bridges emerging from fog and quirky views of sails. His topics include historic spots, too, such as the Gilbert Stuart birthplace.
He likes to experiment with reflected light so many of his pieces have a mirrored effect.
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.