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FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION CAMP AT UNIVERSITY OF RI W. ALTON JONES CAMPUS

January 25, 2011

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

A winter adventure sleep-away camp for children is planned for
February public school vacation. From February 22 to 25, 2011, the
University of Rhode Island's W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich,
RI will host February School Vacation Camp for 40 to 50 children ages 9-13.

The camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active
outdoor winter play such as sledding, snowshoeing and
ice-skating. Other activities include winter games, s'mores by the
fire, maple sugaring, snowball target practice, pirate dinner, winter
arts and crafts, broom ball on ice, snow sculpture and winter ecology.

Outdoor skills, conservation and ecology are the focus of the
camp. Campers will investigate life under frozen ponds, track
animals through the snow, view winter constellations, go on a night
hike and share stories around a campfire.

Thrumming along, threading the way

January 24, 2011

WARWICK, R.I. – Hookers are coming to a local library and they are encouraged to do so.
They have heard all the off-color jokes, so don’t even start. They also have heard all the compliments.
The Little Rhody Thrummers – the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists – will hold its next big show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, the very first time these hookers have filled this particular building.

Coventry students enter Robotics Challenge 2011

January 21, 2011

A dozen or so local students will be among the technological gurus that will be converging at Roger Williams University this weekend.
The youngsters are part of a growing population of robotics enthusiasts that will be taking part in the annual Lego League Robotics Challenge. This year’s event, the Body Forward Championship Tournament, will be held on Saturday, January 15th.

School budget is presented to council

January 20, 2011

The school committee met with the town council Monday night to again discuss projected budget needs for fiscal year 2011-2012.
Superintended of schools Michael Convery and the school department’s finance director Robin Reasor presented on behalf of the schools.
In addition to a list of items cut from the schools over the last few years, salary projections, detailed student enrollment projections their presentation included a capital budget request fiscal year 2011-2012.

Daffodil Days a source of hope

January 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The daffodil is the first flower of spring, letting us know that life re-emerges after very harsh treatment through the dead of winter.
Such evident symbolism has been the decades-old landmark of the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days, which recruit volunteers now through March when these flowers spring to life.

Night for incoming freshman at CHS

January 17, 2011

Coventry High School will be holding it’s first ever Community Night for incoming freshman this Wednesday.
Lynn Burke, Assistant Principal for Student Services, is calling it a vehicle for communicating with the eighth grade students who will be starting high school this fall.

Track team takes the plunge

January 14, 2011

The new year has started and for one committed group of student athletes a new tradition has begun.
The Coventry High School indoor track team participated on Jan. 1 in the polar bear plunge that takes place locally and all across the country.
Their group specifically, took part in the Newport Polar Bear’s Plunge raising money for A Wish Come True.

Digging out and staying in

January 12, 2011

There is a parking ban tomorrow morning, Thursday at 7 a.m. Coventry public schools as well as Sylvan Learning of Coventry: Canceled Classes

Winter dreams are made of this: Powerboats on seas of bliss

January 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – If you come to the Providence Boat Show this year, you just might win a new Stingray.
And someday, you might win a car!
The Stingray in question is an 18-footer, outfitted with a MerCruiser engine and trailer, worth more than $20,000 in total, not the car made famous by movie and TV spies in the 1960s, but why quibble? Enter the show and have a chance. With that, who needs a car?

Programs offered in area to combat human trafficking

January 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – There is actually a film involving sex, violence and children that advocates encourage the world to see in the light of day. To combat the ongoing battle against human trafficking in the state, Day One is asking all Rhode Islanders to help spread awareness and prevent the devastating exploitation of young women.

 

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