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National Guard memorial cast in stone and bronze

September 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – After breaking ground in 2008 for its long-planned National Guard monument and dedicating the engraved concrete elements the following year, members of the sponsoring group faced a solemn reality: They couldn’t afford the majestic statue needed to complete the presentation.
In fact, during that earlier dedication, an actual man climbed up and stood atop the massive base, filling in for the missing figure.
Enter North Kingstown’s Lt. Col. (ret) Bob Urquhart, who was urged to take the reins and see the project through to completion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charity road race returning in November

September 24, 2012

Locals will, once again, have the opportunity to burn off some calories from Thanksgiving dinner by running for a good cause.

The Main Street Association will hold its Second Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 24, where more than a few hundred people are expected to walk and run throughout the course within the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Land Trust announces trail program

September 24, 2012

In conjunction with the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust recently announced a new Trail Adoption Program (TAP), which is now open for local organizations that are looking to promote community service, as well as engage in the town’s natural beauty within the civic level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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