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Holiday Faire show and sale at Kentara Green

December 12, 2010

NARRAGANSETT– This weekend, local artist Joya Maxwell will open her heart and home for the second annual Holiday Faire on Kentara Green in Narragansett. In collaboration with The Splendid Loon’s Nina Briggs and Susan Letendre Imports, Maxwell’s two day event will offer an intimate holiday shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for the art lover.
The open house will feature a unique assortment of fine art, ceramic bead necklaces, porcelain and silver pendants, whimsical holiday pins, and fair-trade goods including stained glass jewelry and hand weavings from the indigenous people of Guatemala and Mexico. The venue will provide visitors an opportunity to experience one of Narragansett’s historic homes by renowned architects McKim, Mead and White.

Council meets with state legislators to discuss transportation, environment

December 11, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council met with the local state legislators Wednesday night, Dec. 8 during a work session meeting to discuss municipal issues related to the state, specifically concerning the state departments of transportation and environmental management.
From the General Assembly, representatives Michael Rice, Donald Lally, Jr., Donna Walsh, representatives elect Teresa Tanzi and Spencer Dickinson and Senator Sue Sosnowski attended the meeting with the town council.

Union Fire District offers safety tips

December 10, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the Christmas trees go up and the temperatures go down, it is the time of year where house fires are more likely to occur due to holiday hazards.
Assistant Fire Marshals at the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, Chris Hiener and Bruce Rice gave some tips on how best to avoid a fire this winter.

Education Exchange offers an invigorating learning experience for students

December 10, 2010

PEACE DALE–The Education Exchange, first established as the Washington County Adult Learning Center in 1978, will be offering a new three credit college course called Transition to College and Career in collaboration with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). More colleges are offering basic skills courses to catch-up students who may have fallen behind in secondary school. Education Exchange offers courses that universities would charge students to take.

Getting motivated with South County Adventure Boot Camp for Women

December 9, 2010

NARRAGANSETT – It was 7:30 a.m. on Monday and I had enlisted in boot camp. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, knee highs, hurdles and jump squats with a young fit couple standing before me blowing whistles. You’d think I’d go AWOL, but this wasn’t the typical military boot camp. Instead of being surrounded by grunting young men with buzzed haircuts, I was accompanied by fun, enthusiastic women trying to reach their fitness goals. I had committed myself to an hour of intense exercise with the South County Adventure Boot Camp for Women, a four-week program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training led by certified adventure fitness trainer and director, Ryan Bate.
Ryan Bate, who has a bachelor’s degree in community health education from Rhode Island College and who is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine began the boot camp last April with his wife, Danielle Bate.

Chamber to host job fair

December 8, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and the RI Department of Labor and Training's Business Workforce Center have partnered to host a job fair at the Wakefield Mall, Thursday, Dec. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There will be 21 employers looking for applicants, including Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, Friendly's, Cracker Barrel, Papa Gino's, AMF Bowling, Wal-Mart and Savers. Local businesses include Brewed Awakenings.
The executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, Joe Iacoi said he contacted the Department of Labor and Training last month to meet the needs of the displaced Tim Horton workers in South County.

Guidance to those in need from Welcome House workers

December 8, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At the Welcome House of South County human service workers not only have to worry about their own personal issues like paying the bills and taking care of their children, they worry about the livelihood of the people they help and serve.

WW II Vets honored in Narragansett

December 8, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—The town council honored veterans who served during and after World War II on the eve of the anniversary of the nation’s entrance into World War II 69 years ago. Veterans who served their country received a certificate of appreciation from the town which included a special embroidered white star removed from a retired flag which once flew over Narragansett Town Hall.

Silver Lake Avenue Bridge re-opens in Wakefield

December 7, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Silver Lake Avenue Bridge is now open for traffic. The town public services department completed the reconstruction project on Nov. 19.
Public Services Director Jon Shock said although the bridge is open there are still minor repairs to be finished. However, concrete structural repairs were made, along with repainting the steel rims and adding anti-scouring for the Saugatucket River, which has a high velocity. The project was completed on time.

Wakefield Baptist Church to feature nativities from around the world

December 6, 2010

    WAKEFIELD – From Kenya to Haiti to Nepal, the Wakefield Baptist Church will feature more than 275 nativities from around the world to remind people what Christmas is about during its Festival of the Nativity on Dec. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church at 236 Main St. in Wakefield.
    “It's to remember what Christmas is about. It's a good way to get into the Christmas spirit,” Nancy Bancroft, congregation member and coordinator of the festival said.
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