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February 13th, 2011
It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means. Yep, it's time for dinner, maybe some dancing, definitely some chocolate but, above all, it's time to show your significant other what he or she really means to you.
So, we want to know, what's your most memorable Valentine's Day moment or your favorite memory of love in your life? Maybe it was a date that went perfect, maybe it was your wedding.
Either way, we want to know.
Comment below this story to share with the world the moments you love to remember and will never forget.
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.
BY JAMES MEROLLA
COWESETT. â€“ Where else in Rhode Island can a child hold Roger Williamsâ€™ actual shoe buckle? Or a sword used by a French Huguenot that dates back to 1414?
Or see colossal 1850s vases that were gifts to the same family from the King of Siam â€“ the same king who wanted to open his country to the West, made famous by Rodgers and Hammersteinâ€™s â€śThe King and I?â€ť Or see the original house and yacht china (yes, yacht china) still stacked in the pantry?
And get a tour by the living descendant of that same family who still lives in her amazing museum home?
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Superintendent Sipala and the school committee met Wednesday to discuss the fiscal year 2012 Narragansett School System budget and to identify areas for further discussion. The budget proposal, which represents a cut already to what was requested by administrators, attempts to use remaining federal grant money (and other revenue sources including federal grant money) towards district goals while maintaining academic achievement. The school has reduced staff since 2003, however, the proposed list of "non-renewal" of staff and educators generated questions from School Committee Chairperson, Tammy McNeiece.