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.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Rhode Show hosts get a little "basic training" and an inside look at the East Greenwich facility.
In honor of Veterans Day, The Rhode Show co-hosts Michaela Johnson and Will Gilbert traveled down to Camp Fogarty on South County Trail in East Greenwich to see if they had what it took to be in the National Guard. What's fun for us EG residents is the inside look we get at the facility while Michaela and Will are put through their paces.
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 12.
Veterans Day (observed): Yesterday was Veterans Day and if you missed the parade, we’ll have video and a story later today. But the government holiday is today, so no school, no trash pickup, no Post Office, no Town Hall. Trash pickup is delayed one day for the rest of the week. Most banks are closed today, but some may be open. If you are a veteran, check out the specials for you available today. ‘The Living Room’ on Thursday: The first performance of “The Living Room” – an evening of storytelling – happens Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Kentish Guard Armory at 8 p.m. Click here to learn more. 2nd Annual Turkey Trot is coming! Last year’s EG Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot was such a success that it’s back – on the Saturday morning after …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Make sure to check below if deals are valid on Sunday (Veterans Day), or both Monday (Veterans Day observed) and Sunday. For military service men and women only: For Everyone to enjoy: Year-Round Discounts Did you know national and local businesses consistently offer discounts to support military families? Let us know in the comments section.
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 …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: My rave this week is more of a reflection. I was at my parents’ house last weekend and after a couple of days of experiencing the Long Island Holy Trinity of eating, shopping and driving everywhere, I decided to go for a run. The park "around the corner" has created, over the years, a veterans area that is really awesome (and I’m using this word in the actual exalted sense of the word as opposed to the all-purpose tag-line that seems to be overused by anyone under 30). It truly honors those who have been involved in every war this country has ever fought, from a plaque to remember the Revolutionary soldiers to a Twin Towers monument acknowledging those lost in the euphemistically titled War on Terror. I am not pro- or anti-war. I …
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 …