November 29th, 2010
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.
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.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâLaura 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 âsubstantialâ prison term on Dec. 17. According to state law, the maximum penalty for the charge is a 10-year prison sentence.
EXETER â 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 â blinding around a marquee to showcase the daily special â doesnât hurt, either.