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Monday Essentials: Alcohol Licenses, Sochi Fundraiser

Your guide for life in East Greenwich this week.

If your Christmas tree is still "at home," bring it curbside this week and the town will pick it up. Credit: EG Patch
If your Christmas tree is still "at home," bring it curbside this week and the town will pick it up. Credit: EG Patch

Christmas tree curbside collection & recyclables: This is the last week the town will collect your tree and recycle it. Just make sure your tree is bare – no ornaments, tinsel, metal or wires – and NOT in a plastic bag. If you’ve used a bag to get your tree out of your house neatly, just make sure to pull it off. Also, this is a recycle week – pull those big blue toters to the curb. For more information, check out the town’s DPW website here.

On Monday …

Housing Authority meeting: The panel meets at EGHA headquarters, 146 First Ave. Here’s the agenda. 4:15 p.m.

Town Council meeting: On the agenda is renewal of alcoholic beverage licenses for Norman’s, Rok Bar and Grill and Bistro 9. The new athletic training facility Poliquin, on So. County Trail, is seeking a new alcohol beverage license. The full agenda is here. Town Hall. 7 p.m.

On Tuesday …

Literary Book Club: The East Greenwich Literary Book Club, a diverse group of adults with a love of classical literature, contemporary fiction and non-fiction, invites like-minded men and women to join our literary discussion group at the East Greenwich Public Library, 11:30 a.m., second Tuesday of every month.  Our first meeting of 2014 is Tuesday, January 14, when we will discuss poetry.  All are welcome to bring a favorite selection to read and discuss. Tell your neighbors and friends. We look forward to seeing you. Questions? Contact Brian via email: kovacspri@aol.com.

Raising Wild Babies: The Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) seeks volunteers to help with raising healthy, orphaned wild birds and animals. You can learn how at wildlife rehabilitation classes Jan. 14-15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the East Greenwich Library. The class is required by state regulation for licensing and will cover the proper way to raise orphaned baby squirrels, eastern cottontail rabbits, opossum and songbirds. It is the first step toward receiving a state permit.

Sochi Olympics fundraiser: EG resident and massage therapist Lou Ann Botsford has been invited to accompany the U.S. ski jumping team to the Sochi Olympics but must pay her way. Join an fun and challenging Pilates class and the $30 admission will go toward Botsford’s travel expenses. Reservations 885-0051 or email contrologypt@gmail.com. 5835 Post Road. 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat.  

On Wednesday …

EGHS PTG meeting: Principal Podraza will speak regarding 1:1 computer proposal for students at EGHS and Cole and also discuss the Choose2Matter Program our students will participate in February 13-14. Questions? Contact Tricia Colgan at egtricia@verizon.net. 9:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.

NK & EG Chambers’ Business After Hours: The brand new Poliquin fitness training facility is the place for a joint EG and NK Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 1598 South County Trail. 5:30 p.m.

On Thursday …

Citizens Who Care meeting: CWC meets at 10 a.m. at the EG Police Station Community Room.

Kent Co. Water Authority meeting: The panel (which includes representatives from all the communities KCWA serves, including East Greenwich) meets at the main office, 1072 Main St. You’ll find the agenda here. 3:30 p.m.

On Friday …

And …

EG Little League registration is open: Spring is on its way! It’s that time of year again, and Little League baseball, softball and tee ball registration is open. Registration is open to all boys and girls from 4 years old and up.  Simply go to www.egllri.com to begin your registration. Questions? Email John M. Sullivan (Jsully2698@cox.net).
EG Lurker January 13, 2014 at 07:19 AM
why is an athletic training facility looking for a liquor license?

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