Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
NARRAGANSETT â€“ In an effort to allow members of Rhode Islandâ€™s fishing community to share their basic views on a number of marine issues, a roundtable discussion was held at the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s Coastal Institute on the Bay Campus Monday, February 7.
The ice and bitter cold temperatures didnâ€™t stop a slew of students and parents from attending the â€śRachelâ€™s Challengeâ€ť presentation at Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School last Thursday night. The third presentation of the day featured speaker Dave Gamache, who has traveled from school to school spreading the message of â€śRachelâ€™s Challengeâ€ť for the past four years.The presentation was made possible through the efforts of the Domestic Violence Research Center and the Friendship Fund.
Amongst a slew of other issues, one of the biggest problems facing Rhode Island is its inability to entice its young people to remain in the state.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ To close the $1.6 million deficit in the school budget, the School Committee approved a budget that would ask for two percent in town property taxes, $950,000 from collective bargaining agreements and a reduction of $640,184 in school programs and structures with 33 percent of the un-designated fund balance dedicated to the budget.
KINGSTON--When South African writer Nadine Gordimer was asked what was the best compliment she had ever been paid she said, "Years and years ago, when I was on a camping trip on a farm, I was bitten by ticks that had brushed off the long grass I'd been walking through. When I complained of this, the old and very unattractive farmer said, 'If I was a tick, I'd also like to bite you.'"
KINGSTONâ€“When South African writer Nadine Gordimer was asked what was the best compliment she had ever been paid she said, "Years and years ago, when I was on a camping trip on a farm, I was bitten by ticks that had brushed off the long grass I'd been walking through. When I complained of this, the old and very unattractive farmer said, 'If I was a tick, I'd also like to bite you.'"
Only in America, check that, only in Rhode Island, can a PhD from Harvard named Sarah Doom start a womanâ€™s Roller Derby League, then get her degree and legitimately be called Dr. Doom.
Only in Rhode Island can you meet dental hygienists who help relief tooth pain by day, only to knock out teeth at night, as skaters in the Providence Roller Derby.
And only this Saturday, Feb. 12, can you meet these delicate bruisers. Thatâ€™s the date that marks the Derby Sweet Heart Skate, where Roller Derby queens become self-professed â€śgiraffes on iceâ€ť as they skate in an entirely different medium â€“ frozen water â€“ at the Bank of America Rink at Kennedy Plaza.
Warm up to the impending 2011 Providence Roller Derby season by meeting the skaters from 5 to 8 p.m. While it is still cold out, these ladies want to test their skills by trading in wheels for blades.
There will be a heated tent with Providence Roller Derby merchandise for sale, a photo booth to have your picture taken with your favorite derby girl, hot chocolate and cider, and a station to decorate your own valentine cupcake or cookie.
Or maybe even yourself.