Saturday, December 15, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 15.
Newtown sorrow: My heart goes out to those whose lives have been altered forever by the events yesterday in Newtown, Conn. It is sad beyond reason. Sharing Locker: Non-food pantry to assist people in meeting their basic needs for living, to increase their quality of life, and to fill the gap for those who are struggling. Provisions offered include: all-purpose cleaners, dish detergent, hand soap, laundry detergent, SOS pads, deodorant, body lotion, razors, facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, and dry pet food for dogs and cats. At Westminster Unitarian Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story Hour with 2 Local Authors: Symposium Books features two local children’s book authors today. Collen Kelly Mellor, author of "Grandpa and the Truck…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The night of the year that residents of Stone Ridge light the way with candlelight.
I've gotten this question more than once: When is the 2012 Stone Ridge Luminaria? It's Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. on most of the streets of the Stone Ridge neighborhood, right off Middle Road. They call it the Candlelight Tour and it's been happening for more than 25 years, put on by the Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association. Residents line their curbs, driveways, even walkways with paper bag laterns. People from all over come to Stone Ridge to slowly drive the streets with headlights dimmed to take in the festive beauty of that one night. There's a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 16. Directions: Follow Middle Road west of Route 2. Take the second right after Route 2, on Stone Ridge Drive.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Luminaria, which took place Saturday, Dec. 17, featured more than 2,700 paper lanterns lining neighborhood streets.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Thursday, February 16, 2012
To the Editor, As the members of the Stone Ridge Luminaria Committee we would like to thank our neighbors in Stone Ridge and the East Greenwich community for supporting the Stone Ridge Luminaria Tour held on Dec. 17. As a result of our neighbors’ hard work and generous donations we were able to raise $1,231.50 for the East Greenwich Department of Human Services Holiday Food Basket Program. Our neighborhood was lighted by more than 2,700 paper lanterns placed along the curbs and walkways and the wonderful holiday lighting displays of the homes. It was a beautiful sight! We would also like to thank Town Manager Bill Sequino and the East Greenwich Department of Public Works for the loan of sand needed for this event, and employees Joe Duarte …
Monday, December 19, 2011
For the 28th year in a row, residents of the Stone Ridge neighborhood line their streets brown paper bags lit by candles but the tradition goes back even further.
What began in 1976 with just the 20 homeowners who lived in the Stone Ridge area then, was a hopping holiday event Saturday night, with blocks and blocks of streets lined with the decorative candle-lit paper bags, and slow parades of cars driving by to take in the scene. It started with the Scott family, who moved to Stone Ridge from New Mexico, where luminaria displays are the tradition. According Anne Sauerbrey, on an afternoon in December that first year, the women of the neighborhood, along with their young children, got together to fold their bags. They were told the bags were to be folded three times, in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost. They learned that the luminaria was used in Mexican tradition to light the way for…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 17.
Coastal Growers Winter Farmers Market: The Coastal Growers - Winter Farmers' Market is open every Saturday morning through April. It includes vendors selling vegetables, meats, cheeses, bakery items and more, all from R.I. For a map and more information about this market, click here. Pictures with Santa for ASD kids: If your child has autism and photos with Santa are a nightmare, students at North Kingstown High are here to help. Bring your family and your camera and they will provide a comfortable, ASD-friendly setting to meet Santa and take family holiday photos. There will be four stations to avoid long waits. Students will take the pictures so everyone in the family can be in the picture. It will be calm and quiet; picture schedules …