March 2nd, 2011
BY JAMES MEROLLA
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â An East Greenwich collegiate legend has made his mark and established his place, and Rhode Island PBS has preserved it as living history.
The film, âJack Yenaâs Legacy: Finding a Sense of Place,â is the third of a trilogy of documentaries about the unique history of Johnson & Wales University by filmmaker Marian Gagnon. Yena resides in E.G.
The complete film series has been years in the making.
From Germany to Tennessee to Vietnam to New Jersey to East Greenwich to Concord, Mass., to Newport, to 100 ports in between, the amazing journey of Udo Schroff will be shared statewide when he is honored later this year at the 17th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. â North Star Marketing, a leading Rhode Island creative communications firm (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com), announced that John Dennis has joined the Agency as Director of Synergy.
John guides every project that flows through the Agency. From scheduling to monitoring work flow, he ensures that deadlines are met while working alongside
North Starâs marketing teams to meet client goals and deliver wow. Uniquely, John is also able to tap his design skills to help direct client strategy and creative.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is closing a short segment of Route 1 North in South Kingstown tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The closure is expected to last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow for repair of damaged pavement.
NARRAGANSETTâThe Town Council met on Feb 22 to discuss, among other topics, the town's recent auditing and an Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the Tree Society.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â Since the spring of 2000, the Community 2000 Education Foundation has grown and evolved through partnerships that continue to benefit students and staff throughout the Chariho Regional School District.
North Kingstown RI â Beacon Hospice, Inc. of North Kingstown RI recently announced the start of a new five-week Volunteer Training and Orientation Program. Orientation begins on March 15, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will be followed by volunteer training sessions on March 22nd, 29th, April 5th and 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All sessions will be held at the Beacon Hospice North Kingstown Office located at Meadows Professional Office Park, Suite C104 1130 Ten Rod Road North Kingstown, RI 02852.
PROVIDENCE â Coventry wrestler Dylan Dupre just finished a fantastic freshman season with a sixth-place finish at the state tournament Saturday. Dupre should have been happy with the result, instead he was thinking about what he needs to do to become an elite wrestler.
NARRAGANSETT â The Planning Board has voted to continue the discussion of the development of four parcels of land along Boston Neck Road to a special meeting on March 11.
Cornerstone Auction Gallery customers are so loyal, they do business with the Fricker family even after they have died.
âWe have customers who have come here for the last forty years, and they still come. We have people who pass away, they are still our customers, if they want to sell their stuff. Weâre even in peopleâs wills,â said Bob Fricker, who, with son, Bob Jr. and grandson Jason, operates the longest continuously run auction company in Rhode Island.