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WAKEFIELDâThe Wakefield Concert Band is giving the gift of music to the South County community as it holds its second annual free holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the South Kingstown High School.
The holiday concert will feature mostly holiday music accompanied by a classical old band pieces that fit the season.
âWeâll play mostly in the holiday spirit. The classical old band pieces fit the season. Theyâre a wonderful sound to blend into the holiday. Eight of 11 pieces are the standard holiday music,â Barry Lieberman, the band director said.
CHARLESTOWN -- On Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., William S. Penhallow returns to Frosty Drew to present the results of 20 years of groundbreaking research on the stone tower that sits above the harbor in Newport.
NARRAGANSETT - Traffic along Route 108 will flow more smoothly with the opening of three bridges in South County earlier this week.
Two of the bridges carried traffic from Route 1 over Route 108 at the Narragansett exit. One takes vehicles northbound and the other takes vehicles southbound. They had been shut down since the fall of 2009. The state Department of Transportation had opened the northbound bridge in the summer, but the southbound remained closed for repairs until Sunday night, Nov. 21. During repairs, north and southbound traffic had to share first the northbound portion and then the southbound portion.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ella Whaley became the new South Kingstown town council president Monday night amidst tension as former president Kathleen Fogarty and former vice president Mary Eddy abstained their votes during the swearing-in ceremony.
While Eddy nominated Fogarty to be president for a second term, Carol Hagan McEntee nominated Whaley with councilman Jim O'Neill's support. After Whaley's nomination, Fogarty and Eddy abstained from voting for the president.
Hagan McEntee also became the new town council vice president. Whaley nominated first Fogarty and then Eddy for the vice president position, but both declined.
RICHMOND â The only incumbents who ran for re-election on the Town Council retained their seats as well as their rankings.
PEACE DALEâThe kindergarten classes at Peace Dale Elementary School learned the importance of giving when they marched over to the Welcome House of South County Monday morning, Nov. 22 to give the homeless shelter gift baskets they collected.
"It's nice to teach the kids so young about the importance of giving and being part of the community," Valerie don Francesco, assistant director at Welcome House said.
KINGSTONâThe University of Rhode Island's East Farm on Route 108 in Kingston is colored red again as the URI Master Gardeners have their annual poinsettia and wreath sale on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
East Farm is one of 30 test sites in the United States that raises and researches poinsettias, growing 67 varieties.
If you're looking to give back to your community this holiday season, a retired Charlestown reverend who calls herself the "Jammie Grammie" might be able to help.
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.
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.