Saturday, May 18, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, May 18.
Yard Sale: At 125 Westfield Drive – BMW tires & rims, furniture, toys & games, sports equipment (exercise bike, golf, skating, skiing and baseball items), books, household and holiday items. From 8 a.m. (not earlier!) to noon. Tom Cavanagh 5K: The Inaugural Thomas Cavanagh Scholarship Run will take place on Saturday May 18.The 5k Run/Walk will support the Thomas G. Cavanagh Scholarship Fund at Our Lady of Mercy School. Tom was a former student and parishioner of OLM and his family has founded a scholarship in his memory – the run starts at OLM at 9 a.m. Click here for more information. Meadowbrook Farms Spring Carnival: Stop by the carnival at Meadowbrook Farms before or after your sports activities between noon and 4 p.m. For $5 per …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
"An event like a 5K is right up his alley, although he would probably joke that it should be on ice!" says Tom's dad, Joe Cavanagh.
Tom Cavanagh, who died two years ago at age 28, was the sort of hockey player and person who routinely reached out to the those less able to help them along. The scholarship fund at Our Lady of Mercy School in Tom's memory is a way he is able to keep reaching out, to help some lucky students as they pursue their academic goals. On Saturday, May 18, the Inaugural Thomas Cavanagh Scholarship Run will take place in and around downtown East Greenwich. As his father, Joe Cavanagh, said about his very athletic son – "An event like a 5K is right up his alley, although he would probably joke that it should be on ice!" Tom, the middle child of Joe and Carol's nine children, attended OLM School. He graduated from Toll Gate High School, Phillips …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, April 20.
Scott Carlson/ALS 5K: The 13th Annual Scott Carlson Memorial 5K has become a tradition in the EG area. All proceeds benefit Rhode Island families struggling with ALS. Registration opens at 8:30 run/walk at 10 a.m. starting at the bridge by the beach in Goddard Park. Tons of food and great family fun, including a kids fun run on the beach at 9:15. Register online at www.teamals.org. The first 750 pre-registrants get great long-sleeve t-shirts as well as 4 PawSox tickets. 'The AristoCats Kids': Come see Rhode Island Youth Theatre's production of Disney's The AristoCats Kids. The show is cast with children ages 7 to 14 and 10 a.m. at the auditorium of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The show is based on the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats and …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Eric Lonergan and Mary Najarian, both of North Kingstown, are the first man and woman to cross the finish line at the 5K Saturday in downtown East Greenwich.
It happened to be Mary Najarian's 23rd birthday Saturday and perhaps that gave the North Kingstown resident the extra push needed to finish the Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot 5K strong, since she captured first place for women with a time of 20:07. Eric Lonergan, 27, also of North Kingstown, took first place overall, with a winning time of 16:08. They were among the more than 500 participants in the 5K, with another 100-plus participating in the one-mile Fun Run. Temperatures were cool but dry, with a stiff wind in the open areas of the course, runners said. The race was sponsored by the Main Street Association and the East Greenwich Lions Club and proceeds will benefit the EG Animal Protection League. Ken Bell announced the start of the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The second annual Turkey Trot drew more than 500 participants, including a turkey and an elf. EG Patch is looking for photos to help tell the story.
The second-annual Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot drew more than 500 participants and hundreds more well-wishers and spectators to downtown East Greenwich Saturday morning, Nov. 23. Here are some photos. If you were there and have more photos, I hope you'll upload them here (and add caption info). I'll be adding more photos later today.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The road race through the Hill & Harbour neighborhoods was a tribute to the late Steve Marra, who owned the Grille on Main.
After a very tough year for the many people who loved Steve Marra, the 5K run/walk Sunday, Oct. 21, was an opportunity to smile again. Marra, who died unexpectedly in August 2011, owned the Grille on Main, the now-closed Post Office Cafe, and several other restaurants around the state. His presence was particularly felt here in East Greenwich, where the Grille was an early anchor of the now-burgeoning dining scene on Main Street. Good friend Mike Ferruccio, an R.I. State Trooper, decided to organize a 5K race as a tribute to Steve and to fund a charitable foundation in Steve's name. On Sunday morning, Ferruccio was all smiles. "We're so thankful for this dedication to Steve," he said. "We could not have done this without our volunteers …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 16.
School Committee meeting: The agenda (attached at right) includes four appointments, one of them a senior administrative accountant, and discussion of the job posting for a new director of student services, duties of which came under the job description of the former Asst. Superintendent Paula Dillon. The meeting takes place in the library at Cole Middle School and begins at 7 p.m. EG Land Trust meeting: The agenda includes discussion of funding options of significant barn repairs. The meeting takes place in the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall and starts at 7 p.m. Cindy-Wood Garden Tour: The club will tour Manna Farm in Charlestown to learn about composting and worm farming. It'll be $5 per person, bring a bag …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Sept. 23.
AIDS Walk for Life: The 27th annual AIDS Walk for Life is looking for walkers! Raise money to fight HIV/AIDS and raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and prevention. 82 Smith St. in Providence. 9 a.m.For more information and to register go to http://www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri. The event benefits AIDS Project RI. Whole Family 5K at Goddard: The Whole Family 5K Walk/Run is a chance for the, yes, whole family to exercise together, right nearby at Goddard Park, this morning. The race is set to begin at 10 a.m. and there will be yoga on the beach before the race and a Wellness Fun Day after the race. Registration on race day is $30 per participant. For all of the details visit: Whole Family 5K. Adopt-A-Pet Open House: …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Run, EG, run! The Steve Marra race takes place Oct. 21; the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 24.
The EG Town Council Monday night approved the Steve Marra Foundation 5K Road Race to be held Sunday, Oct. 21. The race will start behind the Grille on Main and finish in front, on Main Street, and will honor Steve Marra, the restaurant's former owner, who died unexpectedly a year ago. State trooper Mike Ferruccio told the Council that in addition to honoring the memory of Steve Marra, who supported a number of charities during his life, it would also provide seed money for the nonprofit started by Steve's brother and sister in their brother's memory. "I was a close friend of Steve’s," said Ferruccio. "It's a tribute to him. He was a great guy." Council president Michael Isaacs praised the plan. "It's nice to see this foundation carry on …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The race/walk at Goddard Park to benefit the EG Track Club had close to 400 participants.
EG phys ed teacher and track coach Peter Dion was already making calculations in his head about improvements for next year, but participants in Saturday’s first-annual EG Track Club Bunny Hop 5K at Goddard Park seemed to be enjoying the event just fine. In fact, so many people participated — around 400, according to estimates — they didn’t have enough t-shirts for everyone. They only ordered 300 t-shirts, thinking that would be plenty. And maybe it would have been, if the weather had been cold and rainy. But Saturday was sunny, with temperatures in the 60s. Families came out in droves. The morning started with a 1-mile fun run, followed by an egg hunt. The 500 eggs were scooped up in less than two minutes. The main event featured many …