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Local hot spots ready to party

December 31, 2010

WAKEFIELD – With the New Year only a few hours away, many local restaurants and bars are having specials for their customers to toast the night away and ring in 2011 in the best, and most fun, way possible.
As midnight fast approaches, here are a few suggestions on how you can celebrate locally with friends and family.
Casey's Bar and Grill on Old Tower Hill Road in Wakefield will be having many dinner specials to celebrate the New Year.

College Planning Center of Rhode Island plans on extending its hours

December 31, 2010

WARWICK-- The College Planning Center of Rhode Island (CPCRI) will extend operating hours beginning Jan. 4, 2011 to accommodate the rush of students and parents scurrying to get their Free Application for Federal Student Aid - more commonly referred to as the FAFSA - and other financial aid forms submitted prior to college deadlines.

Words to live by: Moderation and Balance above all

December 31, 2010

This is the final column of the year 2010... well into the fifth year of writing this column. Time flies. But we know that. No sense in kicking that dead platitude. Life is full of these little sayings that we apply when the situation fits.
“There’s no fool like an old fool.”
“Youth is wasted on the young. ”
“Curiosity killed the cat.”
“Look before you leap.”
Here’s another one: “everything in moderation,” which means go just so far– and no further–and everything will be all right. Pass that line and terror awaits.

December 30th

BREAKING NEWS: Benson, Brennan resign from NK Democratic Town Committee

December 30, 2010

The Standard Times has learned, exclusively, that longtime North Kingstown School Committee member Melvoid Benson and recently-elected Town Council member Charles Brennan have both resigned from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee.
Benson, who was elected in 2004, is halfway through her second term on the School Committee while Brennan, who finished fourth overall in the November elections, was just sworn in to the Town Council three weeks ago.
Keep checking back here at www.ricentral.com as this story develops and pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times for more information.

Chatting with the three barbers of Jordan’s New Style

December 30, 2010

WAKEFIELD—Three barbers at Jordan’s New Style snip, clip, and chat on Wakefield’s Main Street.

The previous barbershop relocated after a flood destroyed what had been a cozy basement spot filled with pool tables and the usual haircut mischief. The shop’s owners decided not to sign a new lease and instead moved to a new spot on Columbia Street.

They left but the barber pole stayed.

Adam Lavelle, 19, grew up in the Chariho region and learned to cut hair with his friends. He’ll buzz skulls, trim chin spinach, and give you a “freshy.” But don’t be frightened, parents; that is just Adam’s slang for trimming your neck hair. By his senior year of high school he knew it is what he wanted to do with life.

December 29th

Gastric bypass talk at KC Hospital

December 29, 2010

It is a discerning listener who can stomach a bad band.
If you have been morbidly obese for years, are sick of it, frustrated with failed diets, or scared of invasive surgery, you might listen and discern when surgeons at Kent Hospital talk about a good band for your stomach.

URI graduate student enrollment on the rise

December 29, 2010

KINGSTON – The state's single public university, the University of Rhode Island is seeing the biggest increase in graduate school applications and enrollment in 10 years. The graduate school also learned that two of its doctoral programs rank in the top 10 nationally and a third is ranked in the top 20.

Experts bust four fitness myths

December 29, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The turkey leftovers have quickly disappeared and the break room at work is looking awfully bare without its mountain of Christmas cookies. With the holiday treats and desserts, it’d seem as if you were preparing for hibernation. But as you look down at the numbers on the scale and observe the extra pounds you gained these past couple of months, it seems like the perfect time to join that health fitness club. As New Year’s approaches, you may decide to make it a resolution to lose weight in the next year. So how do you make your resolution a reality? By staying clear of the follow fitness myths.

Affordable housing shortage hurts town in different ways

December 29, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—Data is always tricky. It can be manipulated and exaggerated. But recent data it is worth looking into especially considering you are the one paying for the Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau released five-year American Community Survey (ACS) whose estimates and data confirm a persistent housing affordability crisis for Rhode Islanders. HousingWorks RI, a Providence-based non-profit that analyzes housing data, has analyzed data that indicates that Rhode Island is the most housing cost-burdened state in New England.

Care packages for soldiers

December 29, 2010

The students at Washington Oak Elementary School have teamed up with members of the Sons of Italy to show their support to troops serving overseas this holiday season.
The students in Jessica O’Connell’s second grade class at the school worked on creating holiday cards for soldiers serving overseas as a classroom project. O’Connell instructed the children on card making strategies and discussed with them possibilities for inscriptions.
Under their teacher’s guidance, the students each made a card to send to the soldiers serving overseas this holiday season.

 

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