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Bazaar season just around the corner in South County

November 26, 2010

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.

All women welcome to join Helping Hands in spreading holiday cheer

November 25, 2010

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.

Reale pleads guilty to driving to endanger, death resulting

November 24, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Laura 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 “substantial” prison term on Dec. 17. According to state law, the maximum penalty for the charge is a 10-year prison sentence.

SNAP nutritionist brings healthy eating tips to SK Senior Center

November 23, 2010

PEACE DALE – Seniors at the South Kingstown Senior Center learned how to save money at the grocery store while still eating healthy when SNAP nutritionist Melissa Holmes visited the center Tuesday morning.
Holmes visits 10 senior centers throughout Rhode Island each month as part of the SNAP-ED program, focusing on a different health topic. On Tuesday, Holmes discussed how to shop healthy and make a dollar go a long way. In the past, she discussed fast food restaurants and bran foods.
“Many people think when you go shopping, it’s hard to buy healthy foods,” Holmes said.

Friends of Kingston Train Station help passengers find their way

November 22, 2010

KINGSTON–This Thanksgiving as commuters come home for the holidays at the Kingston Train Station, they may be greeted by the Friends of the Kingston Station, a volunteer group that helps passengers find their way.
For the past nine years, the Friends of the Kingston Station, a 36 year old volunteer group has been offering hospitality services on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Day week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The group works with the national railroad safety group, Operation Life Saver with the goal of making it fun and safe for passengers leaving from and arriving at the Kingston Station.

Narragansett School Committee members sworn in, assess needs

November 21, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—The town’s School Committee members (Tammy McNeiece, Diane Nobles, Frank White, Douglas Pierson, and Guy DeWardener) were sworn in during an executive session before the public meeting on Wednesday. For Pierson and DeWardener, it was the first meeting of their two-year term.
Pier Middle School Principal Marie-Elena Ahern spoke about the “Homework Club.” Forty students attend the optional program. Some students (in collaboration with parents) are mandated to attend the catch-up and remediation sessions which are overseen by certified school staff.

Friends of Canonchet Farm donates $3,500 for wetland survey

November 20, 2010

Town Council accepted a $3,500 grant from the Friends of Canonchet Farm. Thomas Fourtier, President of the organization, recently wrote a letter and submitted the grant proposal to the town in order to conduct a wetland survey of the Canonchet Farm property.

NHS Tolerance Team promotes safe school climate

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—Students from Narragansett High School’s Tolerance Team attended an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday. The goals were to promote tolerance, a safe school climate, and an understanding about student differences. Representatives from Rhode Island for Community Justice – the organization that held the workshop—were also present as were Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Sarah Laidler and child psychologist Dr. Ruth Anderson from N.H.S.
Twelve of the 20 students involved with the program were at the training session.

Prout School Presents 'The Boys Next Door'

November 19, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Through its production of Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door, the Prout School's Performing Arts Department hopes to raise awareness about the needs and understanding of people living with mental disabilities. The show will take place Nov. 19 and 20 at 7:30 at the school and is done in collaboration with Prout's Campus Ministry Department.

Vangermeersch releases literary readings on Canonchet, Narragansetts

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT– Richard Vangermeersch has compiled and is distributing a book of 35 historical and literary readings on Canonchet, the Narragansett Tribe, and Canonchet Farm. He is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting, and current treasurer of the local advocacy group Friends of Canonchet Farm. Recently, he helped initiate the URI College of Business 75th anniversary and initiated the RICPA's 100th anniversary gathering. This year he has gone through the trouble of compiling readings about the Narragansett Indians from the past 300 years. What does he hope to accomplish?

 

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