Archive - Apr 2011
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a $4.5 million grant last week South County Commuter Rail.
The final pair of memorable women in our Womenâs History Month series were, appropriately enough, historians.
I was fortunate enough to known both of them.
The first was Princess Red Wing, a wonderfully colorful character, who helped preserve Native American history and culture by speaking to schoolchildren as well as dignitaries throughout the world.
Although her bloodlines included the Wampanoag and the Mashantucket Pequots, she identified primarily with the Ninigret Narragansetts and gave generations of their children Indian names.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â According to new census figures released Wednesday, South Kingstown has seen the largest population growth in South County, adding 2,718 residents or a growth rate of 9.7 percent. The new figures brings South Kingstownâs population up to 30,639.
Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred contributed the population increase to the change in housing development and construction.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that âHe knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,â you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice â full of emotion â soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
âIt was magnificent,â declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.
HOPE VALLEY â In the three towns of the Chariho region â Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton â one of the biggest fears during the epic flooding of 2010 was whether or not the numerous local dams were hold.
NARRAGANSETTâFriends of Hazard Castle hosted a very successful Cupcake Challenge last Sunday at The Towers in Narragansett.
Below are the winners and participants.
Challenge 1 - Cupcake from the book Its Raining Cupcakes - Winner -
Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery & Deli
Challenge 2 Rhode Island Historic Landmak - Winner - Sliver Spoon Bakery
Challenge 3 Signature Cupcake - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats
Challenge 4 Best Frosting - Winner - City Girl Cupcake
Challenge 5 Naturally Wired
Best Organic - Winner - Stephanie's Sweet Treats
Best Gluten Free - Winner Silver Spoon Bakery
WAKEFIELD â A town tradition is now back serving up coffee, donuts and bagels with the opening of Bess Eaton last Friday at the corner of Main Street and Kingstown Road.
After Tim Hortons closed this past November, manager Mary Haverly saw it as an opportunity to bring the local Bess Eaton back to Wakefield.
âWe knew it was missed. We loved it and we knew it would be successful,â Haverly said. âIt was successful in the past and even as I owned Tim Hortons for six years, people kept asking for Bess Eaton coffee.â
NARRAGANSETTâThe Capital Reserves Committee met on Tuesday evening to outline upcoming renovations at the Narragansett High School. These major projects include a new glass envelope for the schoolâs greenhouse and a new floor for the high school gymnasium.
âThis committeeâs purpose is to understand the capital plan as presented to the school department, and make recommendations to the town council in financing all three schools,â said Katherine E. Sipala, Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâSpecialty shops and artisans in Wickford Village are known for offering their customers a quality shopping experience along with great customer service. In keeping with that tradition, the long-time menâs and womenâs clothing store, Wilsonâs of Wickford has combined its retail space with the Wellness Store and Day Spa and Scrimshanders, both originally from Main Street.