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Archive - 2011

January 25th

Proposed jitney service causes stir amongst SK, Narragansett pols

January 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT – The towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett and URI officials have objected to an East Greenwich's man proposal to start a round trip jitney service from the University of Rhode Island with stops at local bars and restaurants in Narragansett after a public hearing was held Jan. 4 before the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers in Warwick.

OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL TO KICK OFF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK WITH OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION

January 25, 2011

East Greenwich, RI - Our Lady of Mercy School, 55 Fourth Avenue, East Greenwich, is hosting Open House and Registration for incoming students for the 2011-12 Academic Year on Sunday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Offering Pre-K - 5, Middle School 6-8, and all-day kindergarten, OLM School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. OLM offers a challenging curriculum with multiple enrichment opportunities like Spanish for Grades 1-8, Computers Classes for all grades, Robotics, Drama, Band, Yearbook, Mock Trial, CAL Sports, Student Council and after school clubs. OLM Students are also exposed to multiple service opportunities in the community, developing core values and compassion while incorporating the school’s motto “.... that mercy may flourish.” Before and after-school care are available, as well as multiple scheduling options for Pre-K. Bus service is available to those students residing in East Greenwich, West Warwick and parts of Warwick. Families who are interested in visiting while school is in session are also welcome to attend OLM’s Classroom Visit Day on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

January 24th

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION CAMP AT UNIVERSITY OF RI W. ALTON JONES CAMPUS

January 25, 2011

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

A winter adventure sleep-away camp for children is planned for
February public school vacation. From February 22 to 25, 2011, the
University of Rhode Island's W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich,
RI will host February School Vacation Camp for 40 to 50 children ages 9-13.

The camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active
outdoor winter play such as sledding, snowshoeing and
ice-skating. Other activities include winter games, s'mores by the
fire, maple sugaring, snowball target practice, pirate dinner, winter
arts and crafts, broom ball on ice, snow sculpture and winter ecology.

Outdoor skills, conservation and ecology are the focus of the
camp. Campers will investigate life under frozen ponds, track
animals through the snow, view winter constellations, go on a night
hike and share stories around a campfire.

FAMILY MATTERS: Having different hobbies doesn't have to be a bad thing

January 25, 2011

It can often be difficult to provide support when a partner has a hobby or passion that is not shared.
Many partnerships have to contend with one person who experiences great joy and satisfaction from an activity that is not a shared experience.
People may often feel resentment when time spent in after-work activities does not include a partner.
Partners who are regularly excluded from an enthusiastically pursued hobby or recreational activity may become dissatisfied with the relationship because of mounting resentments regarding time or the financial costs of the activity.

SRIN sports reporters honored by NENPA

January 24, 2011

SRIN likes to think it has the best sports writers around - and now it has some proof.
Former SRIN sports reporter Paul J. Spetrini - currently editor of the Standard-Times - and sports reporter Eric Rueb were both honored by the New England Newspaper and Press Association for work they did in 2010.
Spetrini placed top three in the "Weekly Class 1 Sports Column" category for a column he wrote on the Exeter-West Greenwich girls softball team and their quest for a title after the tragic death of coach Mike Messier in late February.
The award is the first of any for Spetrini.

Charlestown holding citizens' forum tonight

January 24, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – In a move to provide taxpayers with additional time to air out their concerns with the town, the Town Council is hosting its first citzens' forum tonight at 7.

Narragansett School Committee hears presentations on SmartBus, enrichment

January 24, 2011

NARRAGANSETT--The School Committee met and heard presentations from SmartBus, Narragansett High School Principal Warner as well as a presentation by Carol Balchelder, who works at Narragansett Elementary School focusing on enrichment.

Thrumming along, threading the way

January 24, 2011

WARWICK, R.I. – Hookers are coming to a local library and they are encouraged to do so.
They have heard all the off-color jokes, so don’t even start. They also have heard all the compliments.
The Little Rhody Thrummers – the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists – will hold its next big show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, the very first time these hookers have filled this particular building.

January 23rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Pet Refuge wins prize

January 24, 2011

The North Kingstown Pet Refuge won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Site’s Holiday $100,000 Shelter Challenge. This was the sixth online $100,000 challenge since 2008, the third this year, and Pet Refuge received the award for getting the most votes in the state during the contest period, thanks to its loyal supporters who were encouraged to vote daily. The contest ended in mid-December.
A complete list of winners can be found at The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com.

Ritrovo’s opening makes a family’s dream come true

January 24, 2011

It may have taken nearly 35 years, but Richard Mignanelli has finally opened a second restaurant.
Ritrovo, on the second floor at Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., opened for business last Thursday and will receive an official grand opening in late February, said Mignanelli, who opened Richard’s Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
“I was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,” Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurant’s second week of operation swirled around him.

 

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