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East Greenwich Little League Spring 2011, Softball & Baseball registration

January 28, 2011

East Greenwich Little League Spring 2011, Softball & Baseball registration is currently underway.

A walk in registration at Cragan Field (50 Reilly Ave, East Greenwich, RI.) has been scheduled for Feb 12th between 10am-2pm for all players, beginners and experienced, between the ages of 5 and 16. This is a great way to meet the coaches, the board, and to ask any questions. New players are encouraged to stop by.

Meadowbrook roof work can’t wait, says board

January 28, 2011

A decision on extensive work at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School can wait awhile longer, the School Committee decided Tuesday night.
It also decided roof repairs couldn’t wait.

Schools closed with latest snowfall

January 27, 2011

East Greenwich schools are cancelled today, but the school committee will hold its regularly-scheduled meeting this evening.

OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL TO KICK OFF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK WITH OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION

January 25, 2011

East Greenwich, RI - Our Lady of Mercy School, 55 Fourth Avenue, East Greenwich, is hosting Open House and Registration for incoming students for the 2011-12 Academic Year on Sunday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Offering Pre-K - 5, Middle School 6-8, and all-day kindergarten, OLM School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. OLM offers a challenging curriculum with multiple enrichment opportunities like Spanish for Grades 1-8, Computers Classes for all grades, Robotics, Drama, Band, Yearbook, Mock Trial, CAL Sports, Student Council and after school clubs. OLM Students are also exposed to multiple service opportunities in the community, developing core values and compassion while incorporating the school’s motto “.... that mercy may flourish.” Before and after-school care are available, as well as multiple scheduling options for Pre-K. Bus service is available to those students residing in East Greenwich, West Warwick and parts of Warwick. Families who are interested in visiting while school is in session are also welcome to attend OLM’s Classroom Visit Day on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ritrovo’s opening makes a family’s dream come true

January 24, 2011

It may have taken nearly 35 years, but Richard Mignanelli has finally opened a second restaurant.
Ritrovo, on the second floor at Greenwich Village, 1050 Main St., opened for business last Thursday and will receive an official grand opening in late February, said Mignanelli, who opened Richard’s Pub at 3347 South County Trail in 1976.
“I was looking for something to help my boys and leave for my grandchildren down the road,” Mignanelli said Tuesday as some of the unfinished business that comes with a restaurant’s second week of operation swirled around him.

EG’s Trehy inspires others to volunteer

January 21, 2011

When her old club’s membership began to dim, Dorothy Trehy didn’t let the light of volunteerism go out.
One of the founders of the East Greenwich Civic Club, and its final president in 1989-90, Trehy experienced some of the frustration of watching the changing times erode the membership of her group, which from 1977 to 1990 staged the Luminaria Caravan during holiday season as a fundraiser for numerous local organizations.
“We couldn’t find people willing to take office,” she says resignedly, remembering the days when the event would draw crowds to large houses, local churches and the former Royal Crest nursing home, now Atria Harborhill.

Roof, floor at Meadowbrook vexes board

January 20, 2011

While a technology upgrade to East Greenwich High School received the School Committee’s blessing last night, the Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School question continues to hang over the heads of school officials.
As a Jan. 31 joint meeting with the Town Council looms ahead, the school board opted not to vote Tuesday night on a $3.9 million overhaul of Meadowbrook as it awaits a more detailed report from engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Hager and architecture firm SMMA on flooring, roofing and HVAC concerns.

Rhode Island Giving Trees don’t lie dormant in the winter

January 18, 2011

Trees lay dormant in winter. Giving Trees do not.
Though Christmas has come and gone, the employees of Arkwright Advanced Coatings, Inc. come to their cafeteria, pour their coffee, heat their soup and discuss how to improve what they want to give to local families in need.

School committee wants to spend surplus on Meadowbrook

January 17, 2011

The School Building Committee, by less than a clear consensus Tuesday night, recommended that the School Committee spend $4 million in school bond funding on comprehensive roof, floor and ventilation repairs at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School.

East Greenwich’s Patricia Raskin lives by the rule of positivity

January 14, 2011

The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The optimist sees the glass as half full.
Patricia Raskin, host of the “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” radio show on WPRO 630 AM, can’t sit still without filling that glass to the top, while bringing a tray of other filled glasses for guests.
Raskin, an East Greenwich resident, is launching a new radio show on AM 790 WPRV, called “Positive Business with Patricia Raskin,” which airs on Jan. 7. The West Hartford, Conn. native puts such a positive spin on things, it can get dizzying.

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