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August 20th, 2012

NK's Class of '52 celebrates 60 years of lasting memories

August 21, 2012

By KENDRA LEIGH MILLER
kmiller@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It’s been 60 years and they’re all older, wiser and have learned not to take things too seriously.
North Kingstown High School’s Class of 1952 gathered together for their annual reunion at Richard’s Restaurant and Pub Monday afternoon and classmates took the afternoon to relax, enjoy lunch and joked about days gone by.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 19th

Katerina Tarbox gets an order of muscles, no fat

August 20, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

WARWICK – Katerina Tarbox is a woman who, when she walks among the equipment at Gold’s Gym, draws admiring stares.
Why not? She’s earned them.
At 47, she is a champion bodybuilder and last month won her pro card from the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) at the Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh.
With not an ounce of fat visible anywhere, the wife of North Kingstown automotive-sales magnate Ed Tarbox and mom of two boys, keeps to a strict diet and workout regimen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 18th

Tell Me Your Story: New EG clinic's young vet is the 'people listener'

August 19, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – When Keith D. Schoen’s parents treated him to a trip abroad for a high school graduation gift, they went to Scotland where he encountered “the kindest, warmest, most helpful people” imaginable.
After spending a week in Edinburgh, they moved on to Glasgow where he recalls his dad, an eminent New York pediatrician, saying, “Let’s go to the vet school.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 17th

New Exeter Baptist church was built on beliefs

August 18, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – A dozen people, many wearing paint-stained pants and displaying work-worn hands, sit in the auditorium of the recently-completed Beacon Freewill Baptist Church and reflect on how this place came to be.
It is a church built on the faith and diligence of its members – helped by volunteers from other states –and in completing the project in less than a year, they have amazed themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

History with Kelly Sullivan

August 17, 2012

This was a big year for genealogy enthusiasts. As anyone who traces their family history knows, there is a wealth of information contained in census records. However, due to privacy reasons, only one decade’s census is released every 72 years. After much impatient waiting, the 1940 United States census is now public record.
Every citizen of the country has to be included on and give personal information for the census. And for that reason, I thought it would be interesting to look up the census listings of celebrities and future newsmakers of the year 1940.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK animal shelter to hold grand opening on Saturday

August 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Animal Shelter will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility this Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Black Point Trail unveiled

August 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - Although astute locals have already found their way onto the new trail section at Black Point, its construction was officially celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning by officials from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and other individuals involved in the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Historic District Commisssion seeks growth

August 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - On Tuesday evening, The Historic District Commission (HDC) discussed its role in the ongoing process of updating the town’s Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from Horsley and Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have been meeting with numerous department heads and members of the town’s Boards and Commissions in order to research what they feel needs to be addressed in a new Comprehensive Plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 16th

Quidnessett roof issues remain unresolved

August 17, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The roof at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School is still leaking and with the opening of schools just a few weeks away on August 28, teachers and parents are concerned that conditions will deteriorate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A breath of fresh air for inner city kids

August 16, 2012

RICHMOND—Parents gathered at the Richmond Elementary School this past Thursday to wait for their summer guests, inner-city kids from New York City. Every year, the Fresh Air Fund of Rhode Island organizes a volunteer summer program, through which local parents adopt a child from New York City into their homes for a few weeks during the summer.

“This is an awesome program,” said Kingston resident and volunteer Susan Axelrod.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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