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WEB EXCLUSIVE: King joins North Star

March 3, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Leading Rhode Island creative communications agency North Star Marketing (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com) announced that Christine King has joined the firm as Strategic Sage.
Using her 10-plus years of marketing experience, King works directly with North Star’s clients – contributing to the creative insight and tactical planning of each project while keeping a watchful eye on achieving tangible results.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: North Star Marketing Hires Director of Synergy

March 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – North Star Marketing, a leading Rhode Island creative communications firm (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com), announced that John Dennis has joined the Agency as Director of Synergy.
John guides every project that flows through the Agency. From scheduling to monitoring work flow, he ensures that deadlines are met while working alongside
North Star’s marketing teams to meet client goals and deliver wow. Uniquely, John is also able to tap his design skills to help direct client strategy and creative.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Beacon Hospice Offers Volunteer Orientation and Training Program

March 1, 2011

North Kingstown RI – Beacon Hospice, Inc. of North Kingstown RI recently announced the start of a new five-week Volunteer Training and Orientation Program. Orientation begins on March 15, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will be followed by volunteer training sessions on March 22nd, 29th, April 5th and 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All sessions will be held at the Beacon Hospice North Kingstown Office located at Meadows Professional Office Park, Suite C104 1130 Ten Rod Road North Kingstown, RI 02852.

WEB SPECIAL: Report Card Day can cause anxiety (Opinion)

February 28, 2011

For many families “Report Card Day” is a time of reassurance that their children are responsible and able to learn. When children are passing all their classes, parents are relieved that kids are succeeding.
Many parents set high expectations for report card grades and will look for grades that are well ahead of minimum requirements. When a child has grades in the excellent range parents feel at ease that their child will be in good shape for eventual high school graduation and be well placed for a college admission.

Web Exclusive: Politics as Usual (Opinion)

February 27, 2011

Sitting through a House Labor Committee meeting last week, I had a Popeye moment. After listening to as much garbage as I could take, I muttered under my breath, “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ringler and DeAngelis named Senior Financial Consultants at BankRI

February 26, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI - February 22, 2011 - Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) announced this week that it has recently hired Kathleen Ringler and Kevin DeAngelis as Financial Consultants.
Ringler and DeAngelis will be responsible for advising and helping customers make informed and prudent investment decisions to achieve their short and long-term financial goals. DeAngelis will serve customers in Warwick locations and Ringler will serve at BankRI's South Broadway, North Kingstown, and East Greenwich locations.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students in Rhode Island take part in Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

February 25, 2011

CRANSTON, R.I. - Clink, clank, clunk! That's the sound more than 15,000 students throughout Rhode Island will soon hear as they pour their pocket change into collection jars to support Olive Garden's 17th-annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) School & Youth campaign. Last year, Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies collected $6.1 million nationally, bringing the total amount donated since the program's inception to more than $53 million.

WEB SPECIAL: Muriel Camarra remembered as public warrior

February 24, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Dr. Mirella “Muriel” Emley Camarra, an outspoken public watchdog and advocate for the common man – instrumental in reviving the North Kingstown Taxpayers Organization in the mid-1990s – died Monday at her home on Narrow Lane.

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February 23, 2011

It was a sad week in North Kingstown this past week as a pair of local icons passed away.
Dr. Mirella "Muriel" Emley Camarra, an outspoken public watchdog and advocate for the common man, died Monday at her home at Narrow Lane and, in a story no other local newspaper in Rhode Island has, this week's Standard Times pays tribute to Muriel as friends and families remember her in great detail.

New program at NKHS offers real world lessons

February 22, 2011

A new program at North Kingstown High School is offering special education students a way to gain valuable work experience and important life lessons.
The program, which began in October, aims to give students an opportunity to get out of the classroom and into a real working environment with the accompanying responsibilities and prospects focused on that task. Students are required to report to work daily in the high school cafeteria alongside adult employees, often to participate in monthly luncheons for the high school staff.

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