RICHMOND â€“ Over the past few years the economy has seen better days, and the average consumer has less money to spend on their animals.
Carol Terranova and her friends saw this becoming a recurring scenario and decided it was time they did something about it, and so was born â€śMaggies Pet Pantry.â€ť
NARRAGANSETTâ€“URIâ€™s Bay Campus is the launching point for many scientific activities. The 30-year-old research vessel Endeavor has traveled over one million nautical miles, transporting scientists and complex research tools to places such as the Black Sea to examine ancient shipwrecks. The GSO offers public school teachers the chance to partake in such important scientific work. Erica Killian is one of them.
â€śThis is my first experience,â€ť said Killian, a mathematics teacher at Exeter-West Greenwich High School. â€śThe scientists took me in and made me a part of the process. They are a really interesting group of people.â€ť
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Susan Aylward remembers her first library experience accompanying her father on Sundays to the grand Greek revival building on Brown Street, where he was the custodian for 27 years.
â€śThere was a wonderful smell; a combination of the books and the wax on the floors. Itâ€™s a comforting smell from my childhood.â€ť
While her dad, the late Thomas Aylward â€“ later the townâ€™s fire chief â€“ cleaned the rooms, Susan sat at the desk front desk.
â€śI played with the [circulation] cards,â€ť she recalls. â€śIâ€™m sure they were all out of order when the librarians came to work.â€ť