Saturday, December 1, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 1.
Symposium Books story hour: At Story Hour at Symposium Books every week we pick a new story and read it to the kids with animal crackers and fun! Favorite stories are "No Matter What" and "Jungle Explorer." Come early and help pick the story, and better yet, there is a 10% additional discount on everything in the store during story hour! From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 15th Annual Open Studios at Shady Lea Mill: The wonderful artists at the Shady Lea are again opening up their studios and selling their work. Featuring pottery, sculpture, painting, glass blowing, pewter frames, photography, woodworking, jewelry and classes in art, guitar building and furniture making. This year there are several new additions; in addition, they will be …
Friday, November 30, 2012
This "soft opening" will feature live music, food, drink, and loads of silent auction items.
It's almost here: The Greenwich Odeum is slated to re-open Saturday for a "soft opening" fundraiser with live music and a silent auction. The Main Street theater is still waiting for a certificate of occupancy, but Fire Marshal Steve Hughes said Thursday he didn't "foresee a problem with them opening Saturday." UPDATE: The Fire Marshal issued a temporary certificate of occupancy to the Odeum Friday morning for the Saturday event. According to Hughes, who said he only learned the Odeum wanted to open Saturday because he read it on the theater's marque driving to work last Monday, "They've been making steady progress. Most of the problems are minor." Town Manager Bill Sequino, a member of the Odeum's board, said if for some reason they do…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Aug. 9.
Schwager fundraiser: Mark Schwager, candidate for the state House Dist. 30 seat being vacated by Bob Watson, has a fundraiser at Meritage tonight. Donations accepted; requested tickets amounts of $25, $50, $75 or $100 are greatly appreciated. From 6 to 8 p.m. Ocean State Soccer signups: The Fall 2012 sign ups are taking place now for children ages 3 to 18. The 8-game schedule starts Sept. 8. To register, please visit www.oceanstatesoccer.org. Contact Jenn Gallagher, 222-9479 with questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org. EG Food Cupboard needs donations: People are hungry all year round, Chris and Steve Bartlett of the Food Cupboard remind us. Items especially needed are jars of jelly, baked beans, canned fruit, tuna, peanut butter, and …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Bridget Slotemaker died at age 36 of non-small-cell carcinoma; four years later, her family continues to remember her and raise money to help other young women with cancer.
This sort of story breaks your heart. A young mother pregnant with her second child is diagnosed with stage four cancer. The baby is born prematurely and the mother dies six weeks later, seeing that new baby only once. And it was heartbreaking, recalls her father, Ron Bomberger. But Bridget was so strong facing her death that afterwards two of her friends wanted to honor that strength and raise money for a cure. Four years later, “An Evening for Bridget” has taken on a life of its own and raised $225,000 so far for Dana Farber institute. This year’s event takes place May 19 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston. Ron and Sara live in East Greenwich, but Bridget and her husband had lived in worked in Boston. They moved to Portland, Oregon, …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Taste of the World" raised money toward 16 grants for teachers from Hanaford and Meadowbrook Farms elementary schools.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The “A Taste of the World” fundraiser held March 10 in support of technology for East Greenwich elementary schools was a huge success, resulting in 16 fully funded grants for teachers at Meadowbrook Farms and Hanaford. Uniting teachers, parents, and community members, the gala affair was organized by Meadowbrook Farms and Hanaford Schools Technology Group. The goal was to fund grants for technology that teachers had posted on the website Donorschoose.org. Participating teachers included Mrs. Bose and Mrs. Cram of Hanaford as well as the following teachers from Meadowbrook Farms: Mrs. Cerro, Mrs. deGroot, Mrs. Doucette, Mrs. Flanagan, Mrs. Gorter, Mrs. Haskins, Mrs. Jennings, Mrs. Mateer, and Mrs. Morris. All of the teachers requested …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Michael Kroian owned and operated the EG Golf Club from 1962 to 2008.
On Saturday, March 10, a fundraising breakfast buffet for the Michael S. Kroian Memorial Scholarship Fund will take place at Dave’s Bar and Grill on Post Road in Warwick. Kroian, who passed away in 2009 from complications following brain cancer, was a long-time business owner in East Greenwich. He and his wife opened the East Greenwich Country Club in 1962 and ran the business together until they sold it in late 2008, less than a year before Kroian was diagnosed with cancer. In addition to owning his business in East Greenwich, Kroian also worked for several decades as a choral teacher at Warwick Vets Memorial High School and Gorton Jr. High. He left behind a legacy with his former students, who to this day stay in touch and hold …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A delicious event to raise money for technology at Hanaford and Meadowbrook schools takes place at the Varnum Armory March 10.
Sometimes, a little inspiration is all you need. After teachers at Meadowbrook Farms and Hanaford went ahead publishing a series of grants requests on the national website Donor’s Choose (which puts donors in touch with classrooms in need of support), parents realized they needed to step up their game in support. The result? “A Taste of the World,” a fundraiser at the Varnum Armory Saturday, March 10, will feature a sampling of dishes from a dozen or so area restaurants representing different regions of the world as well as a silent auction and raffle. All are welcome. Restaurants and other vendors from East Greenwich and throughout Rhode Island will showcase their dishes, including Restaurant 1149, The Fish Market, Millonzi’s, Los Andes…
EG fire fighters are participating in the upcoming St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving event to raise money for childhood cancer research.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Hello, my name is Daniel Andrade and I’m writing this letter in hopes of spreading the word about a wonderful organization called the St. Baldrick's Foundation. I am a firefighter with the East Greenwich Fire District and a member of Local 3328. Our Local has been supporting the St. Baldrick's Foundation since 2010 by volunteering our time, energy, and our heads to this worthy cause. We are very passionate about this organization and hope we can get the word out to as many people as possible. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer. Besides the US government, they are the largest funder of childhood cancer research grants. Since 2000 …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday is the last day to guess the number of chocolate kisses. The last day for a fundraiser for EGHS Best Buddies
The East Greenwich High School chapter of Best Buddies — which links typically developing students with those who are developmentally disabled — is holding a fundraiser this week to help them pay for their activities. Students are invited to pay to guess how many Hershey Kisses are in the jar in the cafeteria. One guess is $1 and three guesses are $2, and the top three closest guesses will receive prizes. Winners will be announced on Friday. Guesses will be for sale at all three lunches. The EGHS Best Buddies chapter was named Rhode Island's most outstanding chapter at the high school and college level last April. The award is given to the school with the highest level of participation.
Organizers of a planned dinner in East Greenwich and walk-a-thon held over the weekend in Johnston reported nearly $13,000 raised for the children of Stacie Dorego.
Barely a month after efforts began to help the children of Stacie Dorego, organizers of two events reported this week that they had raised a combined $13,000 for the Dorego Fund. A buffet and auction scheduled for March 3 at Harbourside Lobstermania sold out of tickets this week, reported Ken Wild, one of the organizers. Wild wrote in an email that the pre-event ticket sales and donations surpassed $10,000 this week, with a goal of $15,000 raised now within sight. "No tickets will be sold at the door," Wild wrote. "We are now aggressively selling 50/50 raffle tickets at [East Greenwich eateries] Mozzarella's, Richard's Restaurant and Pub, Felicia's Coffee, and Ritrovo Italian Pub and Grille." Organizers of the buffet are also continuing …