SOUTH KINGSTOWNâAs the new president of South Kingstown Town Council, Ella Whaley plans to reach out to community members and bridge the divide amongst town organizations.
Whaley has been an elected official in South Kingstown for 12 years, first working on the school committee for eight years and then working on the town council. After being elected for her third term to the council this year, the council elected her as president at the swearing-in ceremony Monday, Nov. 22.
KINGSTON - Several decorated Christmas trees from around the area will be unveiled and lit at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse Center for the Arts.
The photo alongside this announcement depicts some of the 50 Chariho Regional High School students who created more than 100 ornaments as part of the school's art programs.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Public Libraries are collecting LEGOs and DUPLOS for youth library programs.
"It's a growing popular program. It's successful in bringing in kids who otherwise wouldn't come to the other library programs especially boys that are school age," Tina Ladika of the Peace Dale Library said.
Ladika said with the donations, the South Kingstown Public Libraries would like to create a LEGO club. She said that it seems children are interested in the club.
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.