Thursday, July 26, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 26.
Funeral for Henry Boezi: A Mass of Celebration for Henry Boezi, the Town Councilman and former town engineer who died Saturday, takes place this morning at St. Francis de Sales in North Kingstown at 10 a.m. Town Offices closed 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: All offices, except the Parks & Rec., are closed so employees may attend the Boezi funeral. My Henry story: It turns out that many, many people in town have a Henry story. I have one too. A couple years ago on a warm summer morning, while walking my dog through the cemetery on First Avenue, I came upon a man wearing a white undershirt, digging in some flowers by a grave. I saw it was Henry and said hello. It was gravesite of his wife, Teresa. “I miss her,” he told me. I can’t walk that way …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 12.
Fire District meeting: On tonight’s agenda is the swearing in of new commissioners and the Odeum. The meeting takes place in Council Chambers at Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. Live Music at Academy Field: Irish music tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Academy Field. Bring a blanket or a couple of chairs, a picnic even. And don’t forget the little kids – they LOVE these concerts! But leave your pooch at home. Put on by the EG Parks & Rec Department. Basketball triumph! For the third straight year, the Avenger boys basketball team made the trek to Franklin Pierce University in Ringe, N.H., to participate in their team camp and tourney. The tournament features a Saturday of pool play, followed by a single-elimination tournament featuring strong …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The band New York Minutes gets people up on their feet Thursday, the first of five weekly concerts this summer.
Thursday night concerts at Academy Field are back. For the second summer in a row, the EG Parks & Rec Dept. is offering five Thursdays of live music at Academy for all to enjoy. All you need is a blanket or a chair, a picnic if you want to get fancy. The classic rock band New York Minute entertained an appreciative crowd last Thursday. Upcoming concerts – from 6:30 to 8 p.m. – are: July 12 Celebrating Ireland, Irish and folk July 19 The Professional Harp Band, soul and R&B July 26 Nancy Paolino & The Black Tie Band, pop classics Aug. 2 Ten Rod Ramblers, folk rock
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 5.
Trash & Recycle holiday schedule: If you have trash and recycle pickup on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, your pickup is delayed one day this week because of the 4th of July holiday. So, Wednesday pickup moves to Thursday, Thursday pickup moves to Friday, and Friday pickup moves to Saturday. This week only! Mark Schwager candidate’s signing event – with ice cream: All candidates for public office need to gather signatures from registered voters to get their name on the ballot. If you are a registered voter in the Town of East Greenwich, you are invited to come to Hilltop Creamery today from 6 to 8 p.m. to sign Mark’s papers. He’s running for the state House District 30 seat now held by the retiring Bob Watson. You have a couple more …
Friday, March 23, 2012
All 10 parks and playgrounds got some votes, but Academy Field was the clear favorite, capturing a third of the votes.
When it comes to favorite park or playground in East Greenwich, Academy Field is the people’s choice: 34 percent (31 votes) went for Academy Field. Reader Mike Lenihan said it best: “This is a tough call. I'm torn between Frenchtown Park and Academy Field. Frenchtown is a place of quiet beauty providing some.wonderful vistas; solace to be "away." On the other hand, Academy Field in my mind is the closest thing we have to a village green. I've see everything on the field from Kentish Guards musters to youth soccer and little league games to spring golfers practicing their chip shots — a nice family oriented space.” Shovlin Park and Frenchtown Park fought it out for second place, with Shovlin earning the spot by a one-vote margin. That kind…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Seizing the moment before Monday's rain, sledders converge on the popular hill.
With warmer temperatures and rain due in the early part of the week, children and parents took to their sleds for the first full sledding day of the season.
Monday, August 22, 2011
DPW, farmers market end up in the same place almost at the same time - whew!
Every Monday afternoon, from May to October, the East Greenwich Farmers Market sets up shop at the top of Academy Field, on the strip of tree-shaded grass next to Rector Street. Earlier this Monday - Aug. 22 - a contractor for the Department of Public Works was deep at work at this very spot, installing a special type of storm drain. Although the town is aware of the farmers market (it's listed on the town's website), and a town department (the DPW) was overseeing the drain installation on Rector, the Farmers Market's manager, Tracie Truesdell, only heard about the work - which closed down that block of Rector - at 1 p.m., just two hours before the market opens. And she got the news from a friend. "It's frustrating that no one let me know…