Friday, June 22, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, June 22.
Goddard Park Farmers Market: Our cup runneth over once more! We are now in that happy period of the year when the East Greenwich area has not one but TWO farmers markets! If that makes you happy, be sure to swing by the Goddard Park market today to stock up for the weekend. Then, on Monday, when you’re running low again on supplies, you can hit the EG Farmers Market! Today’s market goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moonrise Kingdom opens: The movie by Wes Anderson filmed entirely in Little Rhody and a splash success at the Cannes Film Festival in May is playing at the Warwick Showcase starting today. Teen Center: The place to be for kids from age 13 to 18 is the Eldredge gym on Friday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Just remember: leave your parents …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, June 8.
Goddard Park Farmers Market:The market, which features vegetables, plants, meat, seafood, baked goods and more, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open air shopping – what’s not to like? Hershey Track Meet: The EG Parks & Recreation Department's local edition of the Hershey Track & Field meet will be held at the High School Track. Registration will begin at 4:45 p.m. and the signature of a parent is required. The meet will begin promptly at 5 p.m. (In the event of rain the meet will be held on Friday, June 15.) Teen Center: For two brief hours, the gym at Eldredge School is transformed into a teen safe space, where nagging is outlawed and would-be three-point masters reign. From 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday. You just need to be a teenager to get …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, May 25.
Goddard Park Farmers Market: It's back. If you haven't stopped over to the market yet this season, today looks to be a great day for it! from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teen Center: The coolest place in town on Fridays — the gym at Eldredge plays host to local teens from 6 to 8 p.m. Yoga For NK Animal Shelter: The Art of Zen is an hour-long yoga class followed by an hour of art making and merry making at Shady Lea Mill. During the hour of art there will be cheese, crackers, and if you would like, bring a bottle of wine! All proceeds go to the North Kingstown Animal Shelter. 215 Shady Lea Road in North Kingstown at 6 p.m. $25. Avenger Home Action: Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams won their first playoff games Thursday. The Girls played first and …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
What to love and loathe about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: Mea culpa. I know I complained about the proliferation of billboard signs popping up around town a few weeks ago, but I have to admit that I am loving the rogue homemade library book sale ones. The Friends of the Library, who put on the annual book sale, have limited funds and would much rather the money go towards things like community programming and updating the library’s equipment than printing signs. So it’s great to see our community step up on their own and post (and I hope eventually remove) their own signs. I can understand their enthusiasm. Though I've been telling myself for the last couple of months that I'm not allowed to buy any more books for the foreseeable future (and to use the library resources instead), I HAD to…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The budget now under discussion eliminates the Main Street Coordinator position and reduces money to the EG Animal Protection League and the Teen Center.
Town Manager Bill Sequino’s 2013 budget proposal comes in $3 million higher than the 2012 budget, thanks largely to a $2.1 million increase in debt service. But there are some cuts. Under the plan, the Main Street Coordinator position — currently held by Bruce MacGunnigle — would disappear. It is a half-time position; MacGunnigle’s half-time job in the Town Clerk’s office would continue. As Main Street Coordinator, MacGunnigle has organized the Main Street Strolls, which happen to resume this Thursday. He has also worked with the Downtown Planning Initiative, which is in the process of becoming the nonprofit Main Street Association. MacGunnigle is all right about the prospect of losing his part-time job. “After 33 strolls and 7-plus years…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 27.
EG Patch Office Hours: I will be at Felicia’s this morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by and let me know what you like about Patch and what you think we could do better. “Aladdin Kids”: Students from Hanaford and Meadowbrook star in Aladdin Kids at East Greenwich High School at 7 p.m. Prescription Drug Give Back this Saturday: If you have prescription drugs you need to dispose of, drop them off at the EG Police Department this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Avenger home action: The Girls Softball team takes on Prout today at 4 p.m. — both the varsity and JV on adjacent fields! Teen Center: The coolest place in town on Fridays — the gym at Eldredge plays host to local teens from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 20.
Chicks at the Library: Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to Casey Farm's Project Chick! Casey Farm will present a slide show about chickens and how to raise and care for them. There will also be a display of a variety of bird egs — from hummingbird to ostrich - a live Dominique chicken to pet, and baby chicks participants can hold! It takes place at 1 p.m. but call to register first. For more information contact the Children's Room at 884-9510, ext. 27. Teen Center: Need something to do on a Friday night? Come on by the Teen Center at Eldredge Elementary School. Most of the action takes place in the gym, but you don’t have to love basketball to enjoy the scene. 6 p.m. Tech Arts Exhibition: While you’re at NEIT, stop by the Tech Arts …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 13.
EG Patch Office Hours: I’ll be at Simon Says on Main Street this morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Swing by and say hello. Avenger action: The Girls Softball teams play at home for a third time this week, today against Prout. Both the JV and Varsity play at 4 p.m. on adjacent fields. Spring Rummage Sale: The First Baptist Church of East Greenwich holds its annual spring rummage sale starting today from 4 to 8 p.m. and continuing the sale Saturday morning from 8 to noon. You know what that means — the best stuff’s for the taking today! In the church hall across the street from the church on Peirce Street. Teen Center: Need something to do on a Friday night? Come on by the Teen Center at Eldredge Elementary School. Most of the action takes place…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, March 23.
EG Patch Office Hours: You’ll find me at The Village Cafe this morning from 9:30 to 11. Come on by! Casino Night: The third-annual EG Education Foundation Casino Night takes place tonight at Quidnesset Country Club. There will be Las Vegas-style table games, a pasta bar, a DJ, and a silent auction. A roll of the dice will benefit the students of East Greenwich public schools, so head on over. You can buy tickets by clicking here, or at the door. The cost is $75. Teen Center: The teen center is just what it sounds like — a safe place for teenagers to escape their parents! Bob Houghtaling and a few other adults staff the event, held in the gymnasium at Eldredge School. From 6 to 8 p.m. Clown Town tomorrow: Saturday marks the 42nd-annual …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, March 9:
Blood Drive: You can donate blood right here in town today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Swift Community Center. Lend a vein — help someone in need. Favorite Pedicure Spot? Voting closes this morning at 9, so vote now or … never. The winner will be announced at noon. Next Monday starts the new Reader’s Choice poll — this one’s on your favorite place to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Erin Go Bragh! Teen Center: The teen center is just what it sounds like — a safe place for teenagers to escape their parents! Bob Houghtaling and a few other adults staff the event, held in the gymnasium at Eldredge School. From 6 to 8 p.m. Jaguars Football registration: The North Kingstown Youth Football Association is holding registration for the 2012 season this …