Friday, November 9, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 9.
'Hiring Our Heroes' Job Fair for Veterans: This free hiring fair for veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses takes place at CCRI, 400 East Ave., in Warwick. It’s a great opportunity to meet with and talk to potential employers. Two free workshops will also be held at this job fair: "Your Elevator Speech: Getting you to the next level" from 1 to 2 p.m., and "How to Network Yourself While Looking For a Job" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. From 1 to 4 p.m. To register, call: 401-275-4359, or email: email@example.com. Yoga fundraiser: “Arms Wide Open,” a yoga fundraising event with Focus Yoga teacher, Tobi Jedrey, will raise money for the American Red Cross. All are welcome, any …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
From historic militias to scout troupes to antique fire engines to veterans themselves - Friday's parade offered a lot to enjoy.
If ended up being a perfect day for a parade - after the torrents of Thursday, Friday dawned cool but sunny. And the crowds turned out, lining the parade every step of the way, but particularly on Main Street. Grand Marshal Robert Houghtaling - veteran of the Korean War - led the parade together with bagpiper and EGHS alum Aaron Lindo. Houghtaling spoke of the crowd's warmth during his speech at Town Hall, where the parade ended. He also urged the crowd to continue to acknowledge veterans from World War II all the way to continuing conflicts in Iraq and Afganistan.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Father of longtime EG drug counselor Bob Houghtaling, Robert served with the Marines in Korea.
Robert Houghtaling was 17 years old in 1949 when he signed up with the Naval Reserve. Two years later, the Korean War began and Houghtaling decided to enlist in the Marines. His brother had fought in World War II. For Houghtaling, serving in the military in a time of trouble was just what you did. Houghtaling, father of East Greenwich drug counselor Bob Houghtaling, is this year's Grand Marshal for the Veterans Day Parade. It's an honor that took him by surprise. "I've been in lots of parades," said Houghtaling earlier this week, but never as Grand Marshal. "It was quite an honor. Like I say, I don’t know exactly what to say. I was shocked. I didn’t anticipate it. I never sought anything like that." Houghtaling isn't a shy man, but he's …