Today is Thursday, July 14, 2011. Here are five things you need to know:
Woonsocket Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, & KFC ‘Strike out Cancer’
From July 13 to August 3, visitors to Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut in Woonsocket will be asked to contribute $1, $3, or $5 to the Jimmy Fund’s “Strike out Cancer” campaign. In return for their contributions, customers receive a baseball pin-up on which they can write their name to be displayed in the store.
The Jimmy Fund uses 100 percent of the proceeds benefit cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since 1948, the the organization has used donations to save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer. Denise Densmore, Jon Wright and Todd Pincince of the Woonsocket Pizza Hut are pictured above with "Strike Out Cancer" Jimmy Fund Patient Partner, 4-year-old Christian Wheeler.
Demolition continues at former Alice Mill
The razing of 85 Fairmount St., the site of last month's general alarm blaze which brought in firefighters from across the state and southern Massachusetts, is well under way with only the smokestack of the former mill still standing in the skyline. Coventry Wrecking is performing the demolition and has torn down nearly all of the 217,000-square-foot structure, built in 1889 by the Woonsocket Rubber Company, though clean-up is expected to continue for some time.
The Woonsocket Emergency Management Agency has announced that there is a Class “B” blasting permit for the location, effective from July 7 to July 28. Check back with Patch for coverage of the final stages of demolition.
Chafee signs nearly 50 more bills into law
Governor Lincoln Chafee signed nearly 50 more bills into law on Wednesday, including seven related to criminal offenses and procedure, and eight related to towns and cities. Chafee also signed S 1083, an act preventing elected city and town council members elected for the first time after November 6, 2012 from participating in the municipal employees' retirement system as a result of their elective service.
A pdf of the list of signed bills is attached.
Fame comes to Stadium Theatre
The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre has announced the summer presentation of Fame - The Musical, with three performances scheduled from August 19th through the 21st. Encore Summer Stock presents the story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work, set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984.)
Directed by Alfred A. Fortier III and with musical direction by Jeff Kimball, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.
NRI Chamber presents Managing People Seminar Series
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has announced a new program designed for program is for experienced managers who have no formal training or who seek refresher programs to bring skills up to date, recently promoted managers who need to learn management skills, selected employees being groomed for possible management positions, and middle and senior managers who want to learn more about managing people.
Managing People is a sixteen hour program broken into four four-hour sessions that are focused on real-life situations. It aims to show participants to create a positive work environment, deal effectively with diverse people, maintain morale in a changing environment and motivate employees.
The series begins Tuesday, July 26, running from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at NRI Chamber's headquarters at 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 301 in Lincoln. The four-hour presentations will run on four consecutive Tuesdays until August 16. Attendees must attend all four sessions.
The instructor for the program will be Daniel W. Pelley, MBA, managing director of Dan Pelley Educational Services. The Cost to attend the series is $345 for Chamber member and $395 for non-members. Chamber members receive a $50 discount for each attendee.