Thursday, April 11, 2013
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The Main Street Association of East Greenwich is looking for a beneficiary of the 2013 East Greenwich Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot, held on November 30th, 2013 in East Greenwich Rhode Island. This year’s Third Annual Turkey Trot 5K will be held in the historic downtown Hill and Harbour section of East Greenwich. The race has been a huge success in its first two years with over 700 racers, and an estimated 1,000 combined racers and spectators in support of the event each year. The Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot 5K is a fully sanctioned and certified 5K. The course highlights much of the beauty of East Greenwich, which includes Main Street, the waterfront and the hill district. In addition to the 5K race the festivities include a 1 Mile …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Main Street Association, which organized the run, presented the check in January.
It turns out that a lot of runners the Saturday after Thanksgiving turned into a lot of dollars for the EG Animal Protection League – three thousand, eight hundred and fifty-two dollars to be exact. That's the amount of the check representatives of the Main Street Association handed over to the East Greenwich Animal Protection League in January from the Nov. 24 Turkey Trot. Congratulations to MSA for a great event, and to EGAPL for the cash infusion.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Eric Lonergan and Mary Najarian, both of North Kingstown, are the first man and woman to cross the finish line at the 5K Saturday in downtown East Greenwich.
It happened to be Mary Najarian's 23rd birthday Saturday and perhaps that gave the North Kingstown resident the extra push needed to finish the Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot 5K strong, since she captured first place for women with a time of 20:07. Eric Lonergan, 27, also of North Kingstown, took first place overall, with a winning time of 16:08. They were among the more than 500 participants in the 5K, with another 100-plus participating in the one-mile Fun Run. Temperatures were cool but dry, with a stiff wind in the open areas of the course, runners said. The race was sponsored by the Main Street Association and the East Greenwich Lions Club and proceeds will benefit the EG Animal Protection League. Ken Bell announced the start of the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The second annual Turkey Trot drew more than 500 participants, including a turkey and an elf. EG Patch is looking for photos to help tell the story.
The second-annual Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot drew more than 500 participants and hundreds more well-wishers and spectators to downtown East Greenwich Saturday morning, Nov. 23. Here are some photos. If you were there and have more photos, I hope you'll upload them here (and add caption info). I'll be adding more photos later today.
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 24.
Turkey Trot today! The second annual EG Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot is this morning. Work off the holiday calories with friends and family. It’s a fully sanctioned and certified 5K race in downtown EG. The main event starts at 9 a.m. with a 1-mile fun run at 8:30. Other activities will include crafts, music, and food. The EG Lions ask that you bring a canned good with you to donate to the EG Interfaith Food Cupboard. Come on down to the Varnum Armory. See you there! Shop Local Saturday: If you love Main Street (and the shops on Post Road and Division Street), show that love today! Also known as Small Business Saturday. Symposium Books story hour: At Story Hour at Symposium Books every week we pick a new story and read it to the kids …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 22.
EG places open for food on Thanksgiving: Jiggers is open Thursday morning from 6 to 10 a.m. Wild Harvest is open from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving for pickup. The Village Cafe is open from 6 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Felicia's will be open Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mainstreet Coffee is open Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grille on Main is serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about what’s open today (and tomorrow), click here. The Thanksgiving Game: The Avenger Football team travels to Narragansett this morning for the annual Thanksgiving game. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. Directions to Narragansett High School: 95 South - bear left onto Route 4 south to Narragansett and the beaches - Route 4 will …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Run, EG, run! The Steve Marra race takes place Oct. 21; the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 24.
The EG Town Council Monday night approved the Steve Marra Foundation 5K Road Race to be held Sunday, Oct. 21. The race will start behind the Grille on Main and finish in front, on Main Street, and will honor Steve Marra, the restaurant's former owner, who died unexpectedly a year ago. State trooper Mike Ferruccio told the Council that in addition to honoring the memory of Steve Marra, who supported a number of charities during his life, it would also provide seed money for the nonprofit started by Steve's brother and sister in their brother's memory. "I was a close friend of Steve’s," said Ferruccio. "It's a tribute to him. He was a great guy." Council president Michael Isaacs praised the plan. "It's nice to see this foundation carry on …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 21.
Turkey Trot Update: Organizers of the hugely successful Turkey Trot last month presented an $8,000 check to Food Cupboard managers Steve and Chris Bartlett last week - far exceeding the $2,000 they’d hoped to raise. Amy Moore, who together with Michelle Clark, put the Turkey Trot together, also said that shirts for those who did not receive them on race day will be available after Christmas. The chickens have landed! Pat McNiff’s chickens have arrived at Boesch Farm and are settling in. According to McNiff, “The chickens are extremely happy with their new home.” The rest of McNiff’s animals - dairy cows, sheep and pigs - are due to move in sometime in January. McNiff is the new tenant farmer at the town-owned property. Library storytime …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Don and Sue Carcieri had planned to open it - the building on Church Street between St. Luke's and Academy Field - years ago, but governing the state got in the way.
At the invitation of the Downtown Planning Initiative, former Governor Don Carcieri, his wife Sue and their daughter Alison told the group at their regular meeting Tuesday night they plan to have the main floor of a science center open by summer. The science center became a project of the Carcieris a decade ago when the town announced plans to tear down the building, which had been neglected and was deteriorating. The building sits on the northeast corner of Academy Field just behind St. Luke's Church. The structure was a boy’s dormitory when the Greenwich Academy served as the high school for the region and much of the state. The Academy, founded in 1802, closed in 1943. The Carcieris' parents went to school there. The Carcieris' plan …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: I calculate that one plate of turkey with all the fixins’, veggies (marshmallow sweet potato, green beans slathered in butter and sliced almonds and a mound of mashed, natch), a slice each of pecan, apple with whipped cream (make that whipped cream with apple), and pumpkin pie adds up to around 3,500 calories - and since who has one helping?, better make that 7,000 calories. I believe that's about 21,000 hours of jogging if you do the math. Well, I did manage 30 minutes last Saturday - and apparently, so did around 10,000 other overstuffed EGers since there were definitely more people running on the streets than cheering on the sidelines. (Er, that reminds me, a little note to Main Street merchants: you want us to support you and …