Archive - Jun 2011
In honor of Fatherâ€™s Day, several prominent local men shared remembrances of their dads.
Ed Hughes, North Kingstownâ€™s new harbormaster, said: â€śWhen I was a kid, the big family thing was baseball. I would say I was going to Little League but I would really sneak out with my fishing pole and go fishing.
â€śIt worked until my father came to see a game and I wasnâ€™t there. He made me play baseball for two hours and then he took me fishing.â€ť
CHARLESTOWN -- The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island will have its annual microbrew and wine tasting at the Westerly Yacht Club June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“An historic landmark is back in action after over a decade of sitting idle.
After some major renovations, The Grinnell Inn, is open to the public as a bed and breakfast with a restaurant called Riptides on the first floor. The inn now features seven distinctive rooms, each with its own Narragansett beach theme like Sand Hill Cove, Bonnet Shores and Scaroborough. Each room has a private bathroom and brand new hardwood floors.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ In April, in Overland Park, Kansas, the town where Doug Roth grew up, the city council named a basketball court in his honor.
At the age of eight, he started organizing basketball and baseball leagues for neighborhood kids whose parents couldnâ€™t afford the fees of the mainstream youth leagues.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Olivia and Ana DiPrete have navigated through much of their high school education side by side, encouraging each other to excel in both academics and sport. At Narragansett High Schoolâ€™s senior graduation last night their dedication was sufficiently rewarded.
â€śOur high school experience has been really unique and exciting,â€ť said Ana DiPrete.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ She conquered academia at South Kingstown High School. She succeeded as the top tennis player. She even overcame the lengthy bike ride from her home to come do this interview. Now, Victoria Gu, the valedictorian of the class of 2011 at South Kingstown will set her sights on Cambridge, Mass. and Harvard University.
SHANNOCK â€“ Looking to enjoy some good, down-country BBQ but don't feel like crossing the Mason Dixon to do so? Well, you're in luck, because Kit Kat's Smoked BBQ has got you covered and all it takes is a trip to Shannock Village.