Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Those named exemplify the Rotary mission of “service above self," says Rotarian Pat Lenihan.
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Wednesday, March 20
A yearlong celebration to mark EG Rotary's 50th anniversary culminates on Saturday with a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. The club will honor six community members who exemplify Rotary's mission of "service above self." “We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 50th year,” said Pat Lenihan, chair of the event. “We felt that by honoring local ‘unsung’ heroes still exemplified the mission of the Rotary ‘Service above Self.’ There are many in the community who have truly generous spirits and have the willingness to care for the needs of others. We wanted to recognize that dedication as a reflection and example of what we should all strive to achieve.“ The 2013 East Greenwich Rotary Club 50th Anniversary award winners …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 8.
EG Rotary Citrus Pickup Saturday: It's pickup day for all those who pre-ordered Florida citrus fruit and gift baskets from EG Rotary! If you cannot pick up your order Saturday, please call Bonnie at 885-4650 to make alternate arrangements. If you did not pre-order, we still have plenty of oranges, grapefruits and pears available. All profits from this fundraiser are given to local organizations and projects. So come on down and improve your own life by helping others with the purchase of some delicious fruit. Thanks to all of our customers for your continued support! Wreath Sale at Felicia’s: Boy Scout Troop 2 EG is selling Christmas wreaths outside Felicia’s Coffee today from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an annual fundraiser and proceeds go…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
This piece ran in the East Greenwich Pendulum in 2010. Foster died on Jan. 23 at age 88.
BRADENTON, Florida — Sure it was 35 degrees and blustery outside, but longtime East Greenwich residents — and former Pendulum owners — Bill and Jane Foster were singing Florida’s praises recently even amid the Sunshine State’s longest cold snap in 40 years. After running East Greenwich’s weekly from 1964 to 1988 — Bill handled the publisher’s duties while his wife Jane tended to the more mundane, and critical, task of making sure advertisers paid up — the pair retired, full-time, to this small city on Florida’s Gulf Coast about a decade ago. Now in their mid-80s, they’ve traded the snow and steps of their second East Greenwich home for a ground-level unit in a well-groomed development surrounded by palm trees and other lush vegetation. “…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The dentist who fights ALS
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- Jerry Meyer
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
ALS isn’t something that comes up during office visits, but dentist Judy Pratt has made helping people with the disease a big part of her life. As chair of the Scott Carlson Memorial Road Race committee of the East Greenwich Rotary Club for the last six years, Pratt has boosted that event into the biggest single contributor to the Rhode Island ALS Association. Last April's race saw the biggest turnout to date, and generated more than $50,000 for ALS-RI. That's what prompted reader Jodi Gladstone to nominate Pratt as one of EG's 2011 Unsung Heroes. "Very quietly and without publicity for herself, she works all year long to spearhead the ALS road race at Goddard Park in April," Gladstone wrote in an email. "She is tireless!" EG Rotary …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 10.
Rotary Citrus Pickup: Today’s the day! Stop by Greene Industries on Rocky Hollow Road any time between 8 and 2 to pick up your oranges or grapefruit. If you forgot to order, stop by. Chances are they’ll have some extra boxes to sell. Symposium Books story time: Stop by Symposium Books at 11:30 and your kids can be entertained with stories for an hour or so. Living Nativity: Join the East Greenwich United Methodist Church for a free Living Nativity Tour and open house, with live reenactment of the Christmas story by members of the church. Inside the church, open house festivities will include hot and cold refreshments, as well as live seasonal music featuring the Joyful Noise Gospel Choir, Chancel and Heaven Sent Choirs, soloists and …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The march draws attention to a worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.
In light of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Providence demonstrations, motorists driving on Main Street early Wednesday afternoon may have been startled to see a placard-carrying group of marchers trudging toward the heart of downtown. They may have been more surprised if they took the time to look up from the wheel and see the signs identified the marchers as local Rotarians. Their walk was one of many activities nationwide to call attention to a Rotary International campaign to stamp out polio worldwide. People born in the '60s and later know little about polio and the fear it generated in the '50s. The disease is long gone from the western hemisphere, but still pops up in some Middle East and African countries and there are always fears …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Orange you glad?
For 22 years, the East Greenwich Rotary Club has run its citrus drive, having boxes of fresh oranges and grapefruit shipped from Florida straight to EG. For many in town, it’s become a fall tradition. The money raised through the citrus drive has gone on to support a wide range of local projects and charities - Rotary's picking something special to support each year has also become a big tradition. In fact, the East Greenwich Rotary Club has been supporting the Town of East Greenwich with various causes for about 50 years. They are once again asking for support with their latest fundraising project. This year, they are raising money for the lights installed at Cragan Field last spring. The new lights are up – but they are not paid for. …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The winner, Eric Lonegran of North Kingstown, finished in 15 minutes, 20 seconds.
It was cold and rainy, but that didn't stop more than 300 runners and walkers from taking part in Saturday's Scott Carlson Memorial EG Rotary ALS 5K at Goddard Park. The first to cross the finish line was North Kingstown resident Eric Lonegran, who completed the course in 15:19:9, more than a minute ahead of the second finisher. A contingent of EGHS runners were there and several finished in the top ten, including third place finisher Christopher Millman. The top female finisher was Diana Davis of Providence, with a time of 17.43.7. Early registrations of more than 400 participants had suggested that this would be a banner year for the event. Inclement weather, however, kept the numbers down. Still, more than 300 people took part, …