Sunday, March 17, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day parade: If you missed the parade in Newport, or just want to keep celebrating, neighboring West Warwick also hosts a parade. It begins at 1 p.m. and goes along Washington Street, ending at West Warwick Town Hall. On Monday … Sustainability discussion: A kick-off event to discuss how to explore living more in line with earth-based values, with guided group discussions exploring ecological living. Topics will include choices for sustainability, healthy children, healthy planet, menu for the future, and voluntary simplicity. At Fertile Underground Grocery, 1577 Westminster St., in Providence at 7 p.m. On Tuesday … School Committee meeting: The agenda includes review of a survey to go out to parents on the school calendar …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The calendar read Nov. 11, but the temperature said early October, much to the gratitude of spectators and marchers alike.
Among the things that make East Greenwich a small-town idyll are its parades. And this year's Sunday afternoon edition of the Veterans Day Parade was no exception. Despite the unusual time, the parade was well-attended and full to overflowing with participants (including more than 15 vintage fire trucks!). Grand Marshall Bill Stott, longtime East Greenwich resident and Navy veteran, summed up the feelings of the day: "Today we remember, thank, and pay tribute to all our veterans throughout our nation's history." Thanks to Carl Hoyer and Leigh Botello and their helpers for organizing the parade.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 11.
Veterans Day Parade is today! Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and in keeping with tradition the parade to honor our veterans steps off today, but note the time – 2 p.m. Yes, it will take place during the Patriots-Bills game, but really it’s a no brainer. This is a chance to thank all those who have served our country! And, the weather’s going to be lovely! The parade steps off from Academy Field, proceeds up Spring Street to Mawney Street to First Avenue to Main Street to Town Hall. Be there! Adopt-A-Pet Open House: Animals are available for viewing and adoption today with the assistance of a dedicated East Greenwich Animal Protection League member. The open house takes place at Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Individual …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A postcard from July 4, 1908, the first year of the Varnum Continentals.
Boy, Main Street sure did know how to dress up! Once upon a time, residents and store owners pulled out all the stops for the 4th of July. We don't have a parade on the 4th anymore, but maybe we could dress up for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It's a thought. Happy 4th of July East Greenwich!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The parade featured old favorites – the Kentish Guard, the Varnum Continentals – and some new acts – the Cycling Murrays, and a barbarshop quartet.
It’s Taps that gets to Leigh Botello, East Greenwich Town Clerk and partner-in-parades with Carl Hoyer. She wasn't alone when first one trumpter played the mournful tune and then, just as he finished, another trumpter, across the street, picked up the tune. Together with the recitation of the Gettysburg Address – done flawlessly this year by OLM seventh grader Sean Noonan – it makes for a solemn finish to a joyous parade. Fitting and proper that it should be so.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, May 28.
Happy Memorial Day. During these years of U.S. involvement in two wars, Memorial Day has taken on a special importance. To date, more than 6,280 U.S. service members have died in the conflicts in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom), according to Wikipedia. Rhode Island has lost 17 soldiers and 2 civilians in the two wars. Here are the names of those men and women: Spec. Dennis C. Poulin (Cumberland), Sgt. Michael F. Paranzino (Middletown), Pfc. Kyle J. Couto (Providence), Lt. j.g. Francis. L. Toner IV (Narragansett), Sgt. Michael R. Weidemann (Newport), Sgt. Moises Jazmin (Providence), Cpl. Brian R. St. Germain (West Warwick), 2nd Lt. Matthew S. Coutu (North Kingstown), Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Nov. 11.
Veterans Day Parade: Marchers assemble at Academy Field starting at 9 a.m. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m., traveling up Spring Street, across Mawney Street to First Avenue, then on to Main Street. The parade ends on the steps of Town Hall. Come out and support those in our community who have served for all of us. A bit of local miltary history: Naval Air Station Quonset Point brought many members of the military to the area during its years in operation - 1941 to 1974. Some came and left. Others stayed. Next to NAS Quonset Point was Camp Endicott at Davisville, home of the Naval Construction Battalions known as the Seabees. Quonset Point also gave its name to the Quonset hut, a standardized temporary structure used by the U.S. military …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The parade steps off from Academy Field at 10 a.m., marches over to First Avenue, then proceeds down Main Street to Town Hall.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The annual Veteran's Day Parade takes place this Friday - 11/11/11! The parade steps off at Academy Field at 10 a.m., going through the “Hill” area, turning left onto First Avenue (Route 401). After a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of First Avenue and Cliff Street commemorating those who made the supreme sacrifice on our behalf, the parade continues North on Main Street to the Town Hall for concluding ceremonies at approximately 11 a.m. The Town is very proud to be one of the few communities in our state to sponsor such a parade, honoring Veterans of all wars. The parade will be led by Aaron Lindo, the “Lone Piper” with the Grand Marshal to be Robert W. Houghtaling, father of Bob Houghtaling, the …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Town officials and residents alike got outside on Monday for the annual Memorial Day parade.
The sidewalks of Main Street were packed with people on Monday as the annual Memorial Day parade rolled through East Greenwich. Kids pushed their way to the front of the crowd to get a closer look at the people and vehicles in the parade, and store and restaurant owners watched from their doorways. The East Greenwich police led the parade, followed by the EG's own Kentish Guard and Varnum Continentals, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, various marching bands, and, of course, local veterans. The parade started at Academy Field, then looped around the local neighborhood to First Avenue. A short ceremony was held at the World War II Memorial on First Ave., then the parade proceeded onto Main Street. Standing with other officers before …