Saturday, November 17, 2012
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RANT: One question – who knows what the Town Moderator does? Hopefully, about 7,319 of you will be able to answer because you voted last Tuesday (I’ll let the other 3,414 registered voters who did not show up at the ballots on November 6 off the hook). I have to admit, I had no idea. But I did know that I didn’t like the fact that he was running unopposed. (Apparently, one of his opponents was unable to scare up the required 50 signatures to get on the ballot and the other withdrew.) So I didn’t vote for him. The “him,” in case you’re wondering, is Mr. James W. Patti (Republican), who won by a landslide with 98.3% of the vote. Apologies, Mr. Patti. I have now done a little research and realize yours is a thankless task. The Town Moderator…
Monday, January 30, 2012
At a recent brunch, volunteers past and present mingled and heard about what’s needed to reopen the Main Street theater.
Now that the Odeum has received a life-saving grant from the Champlin Foundations, it comes down to recruiting volunteers and selling seat sponsorships to make sure the Main Street theater is able to open by the targeted date of March 31. Board members held a kickoff brunch for volunteers at the Varnum Armory on Jan. 22, and new and old faces turned up. “I helped with the lighting and sound,” said Steve Madore of Providence. “It’s just such a nice community of volunteers that we had – it makes it fun.” Madore grew up in Beverly, Mass., home of the Cabot Cinema, which shares the same builder with the Odeum. That link always made the Odeum special to Madore. Susan Oberbeck, another original volunteer, attended the brunch too, bringing with …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Jan. 22.
Odeum Volunteers Kickoff Brunch: The Odeum Theatre is gearing up to reopen this spring, but there’s work to do. That’s where you come in — whether you were an Odeum volunteer back in the day or want to get involved now, this morning there’s a brunch at the Varnum Armory where you’ll hear more about how you can help. It starts at 11 a.m. Adopt-a-Pet Open House: The East Greenwich Animal Protection League is hosting its weekly open house so if you are looking for a four-legged companion to keep you warm this winter, stop on by! From 10:30 to 1 p.m. at Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital. Patriots vs. Ravens: Yes, that’s right, you probably didn’t realize that our own New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship today at 3 p.m.! Leave it to EG…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Main Street theater plans to reopen this spring, but is looking for volunteers to help make that happen.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Greenwich Odeum will hold a volunteer kick-off brunch on Sunday morning, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Varnum Armory on Main Street. All past, current and prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend and learn of the variety of opportunities. As the renovation project continues, volunteer needs range from jobs related to physically preparing the building to reopen and handling administrative tasks to a number of opportunities once the theater reopens this spring. “During the 13 years we operated as a very successful performing arts venue, we relied solely upon volunteers for virtually all our needs,” said Frank Prosnitz, Odeum president. “We were one of the best volunteer stories in Rhode Island, and we will be again. Volunteers have …