Five+ Things: Silence, Solstice, Support, Stanley!
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 21.
Moment of Silence: Gov. Chaffee has declared a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. today. Patch is doing it. How about you?
Winter Solstice: Today is either the shortest day of the year, or the first sign of spring. It also happens to be the birthday of a certain FBOG (first born and only girl). Happy 22nd birthday Catherine!
Local Gift Ideas: EG Patch is featuring “Holiday Spotlights” up to Dec. 24, short articles highlighting a good gift idea you can buy in East Greenwich (or very nearby). To see out the spotlights, use the “search” box on the far right of the blue bar across the EG Patch home page.
On Sunday … please come:
Community Happening For Newtown: East Greenwich is coming together to show its support for Newtown, Conn., with a giant community photo op on Sunday, Dec. 23, at noon at EGHS's Carcieri Field. Bring family, friends and neighbors. This is an opportunity to express our solidarity with the people of Newtown and to bolster our own sense of community at the same time. Read more about the project here: http://patch.com/A-0yyG. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com or elizabeth.mcnamara@Patch.com.
And, a couple more things ...
Vote for Stanley! Our own Stanley Marion’s fantastic Christmas lights display at his mother’s house on Wanton Shippee is up for the grand prize in Patch’s Deck the House Contest. The winner earns $100,000 for the town’s school district. That could be East Greenwich. To vote, click here. You can vote once every 24 hours – please do!
EG Food Cupboard needs donations: People are hungry all year round, Chris and Steve Bartlett of the Food Cupboard remind us. Items especially needed are jars of jelly, baked beans, canned fruit, tuna, peanut butter, and cereals. The food cupboard is housed at St. Luke’s Church. You can leave food there during normal business hours.