Sunday, May 5, 2013
They are made from flint corn raised and milled by parishioner Rodney Bailey himself.
The people of First Baptist Church of East Greenwich don't fool around when it comes to serving May breakfast. It's a huge operation – 600 people showed up Saturday for scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, baked beans, muffins, juice, coffee, all different kinds of pies ... and johnny cakes. The johnny cakes are legend, not just because they taste so darn good, but because they are made from corn grown and milled right here in East Greenwich. Longtime parishioner and dairy farmer Rodney Bailey does the growing and the milling. On May breakfast Saturday, Rodney's daughter Cynthia LePrise was mixing up the batter. It's surprising uncomplicated. In a bowl with what looked like around 8 cups of cornmeal, LePrise added about 1 tablespoon of sugar, a …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Pictures of the storm as it descended Friday.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
On Wednesday morning, members of EGHS successfully planted over 3,000 daffodil bulbs along the half-mile length of Avenger Drive.
During the EGHS advisory period, from 10:15 to 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, students from all grades flocked to Avenger Drive with a single purpose in mind: planting flower blubs. And plant they did. Sponsored by the EGHS Student Council with help from the Environmental Club, over 3,000 daffodil bulbs were purchased, with the intent beautifying Avenger Drive. Come spring, that stretch of roadway will no longer be the barren stretch of road we're all so used to, but rather covered on both sides with beautiful daffodil blooms. Under sunny skies and with crisp air around us, EGHS students and staff (and even some parents) enjoyed the hour outside. "It was a nice change to what we usually do with our hour of advisory," said junior Kyra …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The day was marked with activities harkening back to the Kingston camp's early days.
In celebration of 100 years of scouting in the United States, the East Greenwich, North Kingstown, and Jamestown chapters planned a full day of activities for the Girl Scouts. The day included activities based around showing the girls how scouting has progressed and changed throughout the years. It was held in Kingston, R.I., at Camp Hoffman. Judy Lonardo from East Greenwich contributed in planning and organizing the event. The day started with the traditional flag ceremony. The 350 attending girls were split into groups and rotated through organized stations. They got to sing campfire songs, play basketball in bloomers old-school style, tour the camp museum, learn about camping throughout the years, do arts and crafts, interview Girl …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Spring is everywhere around East Greenwich this week
Is there any sweeter time of the year than spring? If you have photos of spring splendor you would like to share, add them here.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Boesch Farm is populated by all sorts of animals these days: cows and chickens and sheep and rabbits and pigs — some sizeable pigs.
The puppies were born throughout the afternoon on a recent Monday — the first births on the farm since Patrick McNiff moved his animals to Boesch Farm this winter. They will hardly be the last. In fact, come spring, there will be births of all kinds happening at the EG Land Trust property on South Road. McNiff's animals started arriving in late fall. They are all at Boesch now: chickens, rabbits, dairy cows, sheep, pigs, ducks and guardian dogs. McNiff is the new tenant farmer at Boesch. Because the land is owned by the town and administered by the Land Trust, residents are still welcome to visit. One caveat: if you want to bring your dog, keep it leashed.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Kelly Dolan netted a goal in the second overtime Tuesday night to lift Barrington to a thrilling 1-0 victory over defending D-1 state champion East Greenwich.
Until the day they die, every member of both teams will remember having been part of this contest. Junior Kelly Dolan netted a “golden” goal with 5:46 remaining in the second (and sudden-death) overtime period to lift the Barrington Field Hockey team to a scintillating 1-0 victory over East Greenwich in the championship match of the RIIL’s Division I state playoffs Tuesday night at Cranston Stadium. Dolan’s game-ending score came after the Eagles (16-1-2) and defending state champion Avengers (13-4-3) battled through 74:14 of scoreless, yet exhilarating play in a contest which featured spectacular defense, energetic rushes, high drama, countless heroics and endless sensational efforts, all in front of a large and emotionally charged crowd …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
In a high-drama matchup, Barrington won 3-2 to proceed to the semi-finals.
The host Barrington High boys’ volleyball team withstood a gritty effort by East Greenwich High, eliminating the Avengers, 3-2, Friday night in a quarterfinal-round match of the Division II state playoffs. In front of a large and frenzied crowd, the Eagles shrugged off a 25-15 loss to EG in the opening set to record victories by margins of 25-19 and 25-19 in the next two games. After the Avengers posted a 25-17 triumph in the fourth contest, Barrington clinched its win with a 15-9 decision in the fifth outing. The Eagles’ gifted frontline of Senai Hagos (20), Dan Andsager (9), Sean Farrell (4) and John Lewis (4) combined for 37 kills and setter Evan Bulman collected 31 assists and 2 service aces as the hosts recorded the school’s first-…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
After dominating in the first half, the Avengers ran out of steam in the second, losing 17-12.
When the going got tough Thursday afternoon at Rhode Island College in Providence, the tough got going. And how. After being outplayed for most of the first half by an inspired East Greenwich High squad, the Barrington High girls’ lacrosse team got untracked in the second half and pulled away in the final nine minutes to post a 17-12 victory over the Avengers in a semifinal-round match. Freshman Mary Coogan scored a match-high 6 goals, freshman Madeline Soutter added 4 goals and 2 assists, and sophomore Kelly Dolan totaled 3 goals and 2 assists as the Eagles (15-0) took control after intermission and earned a berth in the state championship contest Saturday at 3pm at RIC against North Kingstown (13-2). Barrington has captured the last two …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The front entrance steps will be under construction for the next three months.
For the next three months, the only entrance to Town Hall will be at the rear of the building, using the lower level parking lot or the Peirce Street ramp. The front entrance is closed for replacement of the brownstone steps. The work is being paid for with a $50,000 grant from the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Society. One of its staff architects is overseeing the project. The handrails will be re-used, maintaining the building's authenticity. The front entrance on Main Street is temporarily blocked by a wire fence, with signs directing traffic to the rear of the building. A number of local residents have expressed interest in having one of the existing steps, however the society is considering using them in a project at…