Before you head out to the Fesitval of Lights in Wickford tonight, be sure to pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.
Why, you ask? Well, it's chalk full of information you'll need to make the most of your weekend.
Simply put, what you're missing this week is a full fledged preview to the annual Festival of Lights ceremony, not to mention updates on both the latest North Kingstown and Exeter School Committee meetings. In addition, we'll show you how local businesses are preparing for the holiday season and cover a special memorial celebration for Exeter man John Hosch.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â Chariho Regional School District Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci will conduct an Open Forum with the community on Dec. 2, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chariho Regional Middle School library.
Parents, students, educators, taxpayers, elected and appointed officials, and others are invited to attend.
NARRAGANSETTâCourtney Quinlan, 24, and Rebecca Babcock, 25, now help run a restaurant. Six months ago if you had asked them what their futures held, slinging hash and beating together omelets would not have been a prospect.
"This restaurant just fell into place and...well, into our laps," Rebecca said. Her father, Scott Babcock, also was not expecting to be a restaurateur. For 30 years he has been a fisherman at Galilee, 18 of those years as owner and operater of the Rebecca May (whose picture proudly hangs on the back wall.) Since the opening on Nov. 8, all hands have been on deck for The Boon Street Diner.
I am personally blessed to be a member of a âmulti-cultural familyâ and we celebrate our differences. The best way for me to describe this special relationship is to educate what I am celebrating.
Chanukkah begins Wednesday, December 1 at sun down and is observed for eight days. It is a Jewish holiday best known as the âfestival of lightsâ, referring to the flames on the candles. It is not the Jewish Christmas; in fact it is not a very important religious holiday, but a celebration of a victory. A profound faith and loyalty to God which helped the Jewish people win over the forces of darkness.
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.
Al Georgio scored on a two-yard plunge in the second overtime, giving the Exeter-West Greenwich a dramatic 44-38 win over North Smithfield in the Division IV semifinals Tuesday night.
Georgio, playing with an injured shoulder, finished the game with 280 yards on 50 carries and scored five touchdowns.
The Knights move on to their fourth straight Division IV Super Bowl. EWG will play Mount Pleasant - which beat Hope 44-6 Tuesday night and beat the Knights earlier this season - Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cranston Stadium.
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.