Friday, February 1, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Feb 1.
It’s FEBRUARY! … ‘nuff said. Teen Center: Weekly teen drop-in center open for all East Greenwich teens. Every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Eldredge Elementary School Gymnasium. Contact Bob Houghtaling for more information at 230-2246. Avenger Home Action: Ok, there’s no home game action until Tuesday (when the Girls Basketball team plays Tiverton at 5:15 and 7 p.m). But, tomorrow night (Sat.!) there’s “near-home” action when the Boys Hockey team meets Johnston-North Providence at Thayer Arena in nearby Warwick. To check out all the Avenger action, click here for the Booster Club’s great website. Parks & Rec February Vacation Sign Ups: Registration begins by mail began Jan. 28 for the EG Parks and Recreation Department's February …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
At a lively presentation Monday, teens talked to parents about their lives, then young adults who followed less traditional paths told their stories.
The lucky people who attended Monday night's joint presentation by Bob Houghtaling's TLC group and volunteers from the Teen Center got the yin and yang of the teen experience. It was impressive. The Teen Leadership Consortium (otherwise known as the TLC) got the evening rolling by breaking into three different groups, with TLC members sitting in with each group directing the discussion in three areas: school stress, social media, and communication. The idea came out of a TLC meeting earlier in the fall, when several students talked about the expectations they feel from school, their parents, and even themselves. Monday night's event was a chance to do just that – to try to talk to parents as a group directly and let them know how it …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 3.
Thanks for a great season, Avenger Football: The EGHS Avengers played in the Division III Super Bowl against Middletown Islanders yesterday, and lost 33-21. Talking With Your Teens: Please join us for "Talking With Your Teens," a discussion with the Teen Leadership Consortium about social concerns, stressors and relationships with peers and parents. This is a great opportunity to find out what really goes on in those teenage brains! We’re meeting in the auditorium at St. Luke’s from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. 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 cereals. The food …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Member Gabby Granatiero says the TLC looks to improve East Greenwich High School.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The alarm on my phone goes off as soon as the clock strikes 6 p.m., I scurry out the door in hopes of being early. I walk through the double glass door entrance of the police station and turn left. The smell of pizza wafts through the air and loud voices bounces from the bright white walls. The meeting commences at 6:30 and the sound of a single voice fills the room. Bob Houghtaling – Mr. Houghtaling – starts to talk mostly about what we discussed last week, giving us a brief overview. This is the TLC, standing for Teen Leadership Consortium. The TLC could be an alter ego of the student government. It encourages leaders to come to together to discuss issues the school system doesn’t focus on. The TLC welcomes leaders from all different …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
What to love and loathe about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: I can't stand anyone between the ages of 13-19 (and some 20-22 year olds can squeeze into that column as well). I say this having a almost fourteen-year-old son and a daughter who will be in them dreaded teens sooner than I will lose that 15 extra pounds I am always lugging around. And the truth of the matter is that I quite like my kids (which, as any parent knows, is much harder than loving them). I even like their friends. It’s teens as a collective that make me shudder. They are like a plague, taking up all the oxygen and elbow room wherever they happen to be lounging (because they ALWAYS lounge — even when they walk). Yet this is the group we will be relying on to drive the country’s future, develop new businesses and choose — …
Friday, January 27, 2012
A forum on the issue Thursday night featured EG resident Dr. Richard Millman, a childrens' sleep specialist.
Changing the start times for Barrington schools only works if students get more sleep. A childrens’ sleep specialist, Dr. Richard Millman of Hasbro Children's Hospital, repeated that statement numerous times on Thursday night, Jan. 26, at a forum in the high school auditorium titled “Changing School Start Times: A Good Idea for Barrington?” “You have to go to bed at the same time,” Millman said of teens, “or everything stays the same.” Millman, who lives in East Greenwich, was referring to sleep deprivation, which he said all teens suffer from. So, any extra amount of sleep helps, he said. The doctor was joined as a guest speaker by Lisa Bogan of the Connecticut League of Women Voters, recognized as an expert on school start times, and a …