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Five Things: Bike Safety, Tag Sale & More

Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 14.


Bike Safety Study: East Greenwich High School senior Elena Chace and retired EG police officer Donald Mong are working together to gather data on bicycles, bike riders, and speed analysis. Anyone who rides a bike is invited to attend. Bicyclists will ride a short course so data can be collected. Once this data is gathered, a technical paper will be written so police officers and accident investigators can have a database of bicycle speed. Elena, an AP physics student, is doing this for her senior project. Come on by between 7:30 a.m and noon, and bring your bike! Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and wear a bike helmet. Elena thanks you!

Tag Sale on Chestnut: On offer are some fine antiques and other furniture, a washer/dryer, linens, toys, and clothing. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 110 Chestnut Street.

Story Hour @ Symposium Books: Every week they pick a new story for story hour and read it to the kids, adding animal crackers to the mix. Favorite stories are "No Matter What" and "Jungle Explorer." Come early and help pick the story, and better yet, there is a 10 percent additional discount on everything in the store during story hour. 11:30 a.m.

Transfer Station open: Okay, so the town picks up our leaf-grass-branch bags every other week. There are still some things that just have to be taken to the transfer station – if for no other reason than to say you were there. It’s only open one day a week now – and that’s today! From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Circus performers in our midst! A Big Top welcome to Circus Smirkus troupers who are staying with East Greenwich families while the circus is in Rhode Island. You can catch them juggling, unicycling, and clowning around at four shows at the Washington County fairgrounds: Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Monday at 1 and 6 p.m. The show is sponsored by Meadowbrook Waldorf School – click here to find out more information.

Angel July 14, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Who says the town picks up our leaf bags every other week? I have had bags out there for weeks, that get so wet when they finally pick them up, they fall apart on the street...Take a drive around town, leaf bags pile up everywhere...I would LOVE to have the every other week pick up confirmed and know the schedule, so I can leave the bags in my dry garage until the expected date of pick up
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) July 14, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Angel, I got that info from Public Works, but it seems the reality is different! I've attached the schedule I picked up from DPW for your viewing pleasure. What street do you live on?
Beth Riungu July 14, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Thanks for hosting the circus troupers! Circus Smirkus is an award-winning youth circus in its 25th year of big top performances. The Sunday at 2 pm show is all but sold out but tickets for 7 pm and Monday at 1 & 6 pm can be found along with more info at www.smirkus.org.

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