Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Five things to know for May 21.
1. The North Kingstown Planning Commission meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at town hall. On the agenda, the commission will discuss a transit-oriented study of the Wickford Junction train station. Check the full agenda here. 2. Tomorrow night, North Kingstown High School is hosting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Career Panel for students, featuring speakers from the FAA, Toray Plastics, Raytheon, the RI Crime Lab, Lockheed Martin and more. The panel runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the media center. RSVP to Mrs. Budlong at 401-268-6240. 3. North Kingstown residents may recognize the Updike name, but do you know the story? The North Kingstown Free Library is hosting a program Wednesday night, called "Daniel Updike: A Forgotten …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Five things to know for Jan. 18.
1. Get your local produce and fixings tomorrow at the Coastal Growers Winter Market at Lafayette Mill. Runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 650 Ten Rod Road. 2. The NKHS Class of 2015 is still looking for teams for its Cupcake War, coming up on Feb. 15. Groups of contestants will bake themed cupcakes and have them judged on various criteria. Learn more here! 3. Calling all Civil War enthusiasts: get your dose of history this week with a special program at the North Kingstown Free Library, On Saturday at 2 p.m., Col. (Ret.) Charles T. Knowles will take you through "Antietam: America's Bloodiest Day." Please register for this program here. 4. We want to hear from NK residents like you. Share your thoughts, stories, photos and anything by …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Five things to know for Jan. 16.
1. "What's That Book Worth?" is back! Head over to the North Kingstown Free Library on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. as rare book dealer Ray Rickman offers his thoughts and insights in this interactive "Antiques Roadshow" style program. Bring two books for a free evaluation. Please register for this event. 2. CVS and Rite Aid are out of flu shots, but you can still get vaccinated in town. There will be a community vaccination clinic today from 4 to 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School. 3. To celebrate the fact that we made it through the Mayan doomsday prediction, Twenty40 (North Kingstown's young professionals group) is holding a Post-Apocalyptic Bash next week. Join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Updike's Newtowne on Thursday, Jan. 17. Wildwood …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Five things to know for Jan. 9.
1. Need a little help in the computer department? Head over to the North Kingstown Free Library today at 1:55 p.m. for "Introduction to Computers." Class size is limited, so please register. 2. Speaking of computers, Dan Berman of the RI Computer Museum will be at the library this evening at 6:30 p.m. for a special program – "The Business History of the Computer Industry: The Rise and Decline of Wang Computers." Berman will examine the impact of Wang Computers on RI, telling the story of the computer giant that preceded Steve Jobs and. Please register and learn more here. 3. We're looking for a new cover photo for our Facebook page. Click here to add your winter photos of North Kingstown. We'll pick the best one to be our Facebook cover…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
One resident recounts a particularly "filthy" experience at the North Kingstown Free Library.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The beginning of July 2012 I was at the North Kingstown Free Library using the computer for various reasons. After a while of sitting, it's human nature to look around the room and such. I happened to glance over at the gentleman sitting next to me who was a bit older and realized, much to my disgust, he was looking at pornography – in full view of anyone who happened to walk by, including any of the many children there that day. As soon as he realized I had caught him, he closed the browser, stood up and scurried out of the building like a common roach! I stood up, walked over to the man who happened to be working at the library that day and pointed out the man to him and what happened. All the man did was say "OK" and go about his day…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sue-Ann Kresinski (Brown) of North Kingstown passed away this week at the age of 67.
The following information was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Sue-Ann Kresinksi of North Kingstown passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 9 at the age of 67. Born in Peace Dale, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Dorcas (Randall) Brown. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Kresinski was a teacher at Metcalf Elementary School for 15 years before retiring. She was also a member of the Plum Beach Garden Club and Wickford Yacht Club. Additionally, she also volunteered at the North Kingstown Free Library. She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Hans G. Kresinksi. She also leaves behind her son (Hans R. Kresinski of North Providence), a daughter (Kerri S. Kresinski of California), and five brothers (Dale, Donald…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Five things to know for Feb. 14.
1. Happy Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day, North Kingstown! While many across town are excited for this day, we can't wait for tomorrow (a.k.a. when all the Valentine's Day candy goes on sale). 2. Bust out your business cards tomorrow night. The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce hosts a business after hours at El Tapatio. Runs from 5 to 7 p.m. 3. Join Farm Fresh Rhode Island for their first in a series of events hosted at the North Kingstown Free Library. Learn about the local food movement in the Ocean State with this informative presentation. Starts at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. 4. The North Kingstown High School school improvement team meets today at 2:15 p.m. at the high school. All members of the NKHS community are welcome to …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Here are 5 Things to know for today, Nov. 23.
1. Today is the busiest travel day of the year, and the weather is expected to cooperate. About 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, up for the third straight year and a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago, according to AAA Southern New England. The vast majority of travelers — 90 percent — will be taking to the roadways as 38.2 milllion people are expected to cram Ameri a's highways, AAA said. Theroughout the east coast, that couple be a problem for many as a huge storm is expected to bring heavy rain and winds to much of the eastern seaboard. This storm is expected to make travel difficult — even dangerous — up and down the east …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Rhode Island Historical Society discusses North Kingstown's past tonight at the library.
Learn all about the history of North Kingstown's people and places tonight at 6:30 at the North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St. Rhode Island Historical Society Librarians Lee Teverow and Katherine Chansky will explore the unique historical resources referencing North Kingstown people, places, events, businesses and buildings. The discussion, an introduction to the RIHS, will describe a wide range of sources, including military records of the North Kingstown Rangers; architectural information about historic buildings such as Old Saint Paul’s Church, Cocumscussoc and the Gilbert Stuart Homestead, and North Kingstown Town Records. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call 401-294-3306.
Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 12.
1. Learn about the roots of your town tonight as Rhode Island Historical Society Librarians Lee Teverow and Katherine Chansky explore the unique historical resources referencing North Kingstown people, places, events, businesses and buildings. The introduction to the RIHS will describe a wide range of sources, including military records of the North Kingstown Rangers; architectural information about historic buildings such as Old Saint Paul’s Church, Cocumscussoc and the Gilbert Stuart Homestead, and North Kingstown Town Records. The discussion is free and open to the public at North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St., tonight at 6:30. For more information, call 401-294-3306. 2. What will the future of North Kingstown look like? How can…