Archive - 2010 - News Article
I am personally blessed to be a member of a âmulti-cultural familyâ and we celebrate our differences. The best way for me to describe this special relationship is to educate what I am celebrating.
Chanukkah begins Wednesday, December 1 at sun down and is observed for eight days. It is a Jewish holiday best known as the âfestival of lightsâ, referring to the flames on the candles. It is not the Jewish Christmas; in fact it is not a very important religious holiday, but a celebration of a victory. A profound faith and loyalty to God which helped the Jewish people win over the forces of darkness.
WAKEFIELDâThe Wakefield Concert Band is giving the gift of music to the South County community as it holds its second annual free holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the South Kingstown High School.
The holiday concert will feature mostly holiday music accompanied by a classical old band pieces that fit the season.
âWeâll play mostly in the holiday spirit. The classical old band pieces fit the season. Theyâre a wonderful sound to blend into the holiday. Eight of 11 pieces are the standard holiday music,â Barry Lieberman, the band director said.
CHARLESTOWN -- On Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., William S. Penhallow returns to Frosty Drew to present the results of 20 years of groundbreaking research on the stone tower that sits above the harbor in Newport.
NARRAGANSETT - Traffic along Route 108 will flow more smoothly with the opening of three bridges in South County earlier this week.
Two of the bridges carried traffic from Route 1 over Route 108 at the Narragansett exit. One takes vehicles northbound and the other takes vehicles southbound. They had been shut down since the fall of 2009. The state Department of Transportation had opened the northbound bridge in the summer, but the southbound remained closed for repairs until Sunday night, Nov. 21. During repairs, north and southbound traffic had to share first the northbound portion and then the southbound portion.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ella Whaley became the new South Kingstown town council president Monday night amidst tension as former president Kathleen Fogarty and former vice president Mary Eddy abstained their votes during the swearing-in ceremony.
While Eddy nominated Fogarty to be president for a second term, Carol Hagan McEntee nominated Whaley with councilman Jim O'Neill's support. After Whaley's nomination, Fogarty and Eddy abstained from voting for the president.
Hagan McEntee also became the new town council vice president. Whaley nominated first Fogarty and then Eddy for the vice president position, but both declined.
RICHMOND â The only incumbents who ran for re-election on the Town Council retained their seats as well as their rankings.
PEACE DALEâThe kindergarten classes at Peace Dale Elementary School learned the importance of giving when they marched over to the Welcome House of South County Monday morning, Nov. 22 to give the homeless shelter gift baskets they collected.
"It's nice to teach the kids so young about the importance of giving and being part of the community," Valerie don Francesco, assistant director at Welcome House said.