July 22nd, 2011
SOUTH KINGSTOWN-A giant fishing net hang suspended from a crane 90 feet in the air. The crowd watches in anticipation as the fishing net, heavy with golf balls, sways in the light breeze. Suddenly, thousands of the white spheres burst out of the net lining and plummet towards the ground, striking the grassy field as though they were hailstones. Prizes for the crowd are sure to follow.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâFor three days at the end of July, families from Rhode Island and beyond come to the athletic fields at URI to participate in an event which typifies nostalgic summer fun. The 33rd annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, organized by the Wakefield Rotary Club, is set to begin again.
BOSTON, Mass.âFenway Park is a majestic historical monument which stands brightly lit every evening, hosting the Boston Red Sox as they march on through their season. The Green Monster and Peskyâs Pole are symbols of the parkâs storied past, and disabled war veteran Craig Cascella recently received a unique opportunity to visit the oldest Major League Baseball park in the country.
In order to stay current, teachers across the state have learned through the Rhode Island Teachers of Technology Institute (RITTI) course how to integrate technology into their classroom, according to Michael Sexton, one of the RITTI program coordinators.
The nine-day, 60-hour course was held at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School for the teachers in Coventry.
By DAVID PEPIN
Despite the National Weather Serviceâs forecast of 90-degree-plus temperatures today and tomorrow with accompanying humidity that will drive the heat index over 100, it is possible to play it cool in East Greenwich.
The town is making Swift Community Center, 111 Peirce St, available as a cooling center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through the summer months.
EXETERâSummertime in New York City is nothing compared to summertime in South County. Here, the air is clean, there is space to roam, and the weather is just right. However, some people are not as lucky, and spend the summer months in the shadows of high rises and amidst the sound of screeching car horns.
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
NORTH KINGSTOWN â If you were among the motorists who frequented Route 2 from the Route 4 interchange in East Greenwich this past week, and had to drive through the restriping process by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), youâll be happy to know the project is meant to enhance better and safer driving.
KINGSTON â Under the artistic direction of Natalie Zhu, the Kingston Chamber Musical Festival will present its 23rd season at the University of Rhode Island through July 31.
Founded in 1989 by violinist David Kim, the festival strives to present the finest quality chamber music to the widest possible audience. Musicians from across the country appear annually during the two-week summer festival of six concerts held on the peaceful URI campus.
HOPKINTON - The town council has been operating with only four members since the resignation of council member Jonathan Osborne in April, but a special election held on Tuesday, July 26, will decide who will fill the seat for the remainder of the term, which lasts until November 2012.
The three candidates in the election are Frank T. Landolfi, David Husband and Edward D, Gaul.
With school out and high humidity here for the summer, families may want to take advantage of the local Briar Point Beach for a dip.
The beach has been open on weekends since the beginning of June, according to lifeguard Rebecca Searly.
âWe opened up full-time on June 18,â she said.