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November 26th, 2010

Bazaar season just around the corner in South County

November 26, 2010

Not soon after you carve into that Thanksgiving Day turkey that it's that time of year again. "Jingle Bells" is playing on the radio, Santa Claus is popping up in the malls and Christmas bazaars are taking over December weekends. All across South County, this year's first December weekend on Dec. 4 is filled to the chimney with holiday bazaars as several churches and schools prepare to sell crafts and homemade goods and hold silent auctions.

November 25th

All women welcome to join Helping Hands in spreading holiday cheer

November 25, 2010

PEACE DALE - Amidst caroling and friendship, the women of Helping Hands of the First Baptist Church of Narragansett will spread holiday cheer Monday, Dec. 6 during their Christmas Celebration as they make blankets for the Providence Rescue Mission. The group will meet at the lounge of the Neighborhood Guild at 325 Columbia St, Peace Dale from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Women's Ministry Team of First Baptist Church of Narragansett, 305 Kingstown Road, Narragansett sponsors Helping Hands, a group of women who make handmade items to support charities around the world. All women are welcome to join the group. Usually 15 women from different South County communities give their time to make crafts and goods as a part of Helping Hands.

November 24th

Walk off your Thanksgiving meal this Friday

November 24, 2010

CHARLESTOWN -- The Charlestown Land Trust invites you to a tour of the town-owned 118-acre South Farm Preserve this Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Reale pleads guilty to driving to endanger, death resulting

November 24, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Laura Reale, 27, pleaded guilty to driving to endanger, death resulting, last Friday in Washington County Superior Court for the May death of 27-year-old Colin Foote.
Superior Court Judge Edwin Gale, who found Reale competent to face charges, will sentence Reale for a “substantial” prison term on Dec. 17. According to state law, the maximum penalty for the charge is a 10-year prison sentence.

November 23rd

Nowhere else comes close: Middle of Nowhere Diner a home away from home

November 23, 2010

EXETER – It appears in the middle of a dark night, on a road in the far western reaches of Exeter, a shining beacon like any lighthouse showing the way home.
The fact that it is illuminated like Fenway Park and has, out front, a Las Vegas-like chasing-light arrow – blinding around a marquee to showcase the daily special – doesn’t hurt, either.

A Christmas to Remember: North Kingstown man's story to air on CBS this weekend

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” is an old adage that North Kingstown resident Greg Coppa really took to heart.
After years of trying, and trying again, Coppa’s dream of seeing a short story he wrote in 1990 turned into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie presentation will come true this weekend as “November Christmas”, a movie based on his work, is scheduled to air this Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Proposal dropped by Weiss

November 23, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –Residents turned out in groves to Monday’s Town Council meeting where a decision on what to do with the old Beechwood House was finally made. after more than four hours of discussions, presentations, questions and answers, and public input.
The council voted unanimously to go with Andrew McClatchy’s proposal of moving the original house to his property at 70 Cold Spring Lane, but not after applicant Stanley Weiss withdrew his proposal.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

Hockey coming to EWG

November 23, 2010

WEST GREENWICH—For years, fans, parents and athletes in Exeter-West Greenwich High School have debated whether or not there’s enough interest in the town to put together a hockey program.
Thursday night, they got their answer.

Tell Me Your Story: Roberta Humble back in the game

November 23, 2010

Today, let us give thanks for Roberta Humble, Rhode Island’s relentless cheerleader and unofficial goodwill ambassador.
The longtime CCRI English professor and former president of the North Kingstown Rotary Club, has created another trivia game that has the dual objective of providing fun and informing people about state landmarks.
When last we checked in with Roberta, a year ago, she was launching Rhode Test, her first game which sold 3,000 copies. “Rhode Test had families conversing, reminiscing and learning,” she says.
Its sequel, Rhode Side, is already selling like hotcakes.

Local Peace Corps volunteer involved in attack in Africa

November 23, 2010

EXETER – On Aug. 9, Exeter resident Jesse Coker left to begin a two year volunteer mission with the Peace Corps in Uganda, Africa but, only days after beginning his two-year stint, things took a turn for the worse when Coker found himself and others in a remote location with men with machine guns and machetes.
The incident happened just a day after Coker and 45 other Peace Corps trainees were officially sworn in to become volunteers. Coker, along with four other volunteers, had to travel six hours from the capital, Kampala, to the site where he was going to be staying.

 

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