Back to School today - Today is the first day of school in Woonsocket. Mind the crosswalks and drive carefully.
Volunteer BCI check - Planning on volunteering at your local school? Here is the link to have BCI checks done by mail and in person. Don't forget to do this important check so that you can volunteer at school events and chaperone school trips
Labor Day Rubbish, Recycling - In observance of Labor Day, on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 2, the Woonsocket Recycle Facility, located at 943 River Street will be closed.
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Central Landfill) in Johnston is also closed Sept. 2. Curbside pick-up of rubbish and recycling for the week of Sept. 2, to Sept. 6 will be delayed by one day.
Residents are reminded that any overloaded trash cart(s) or recycling cart(s) placed at curbside will not be collected. In those cases, it is the responsibility of the property owner or tenant to properly dispose of the waste at their own expense.
Block Party - Billed as the largest Block Party on the East Coast, the city's 125th birthday celebration Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m. will stretch a half-mile from Monument Square to Market Square, packed with 10 acts on each of 12 stages, and 28 performances altogether. Eleven bands will play non-stop from 7 to 10 p.m., complemented by light shows, performance artists, and vendors.
Food Bank Needs Help - The St. James Episcopal Church's Prescott Beach Food Bank at 24 Hamlet Ave. is in need of bars of soap, as well as any canned or boxed food items you can donate. Find a good sale or thin out your cupboard and help them stock up. Call the church at 401-762-2222 or bring items to the Food Bank during their hours Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m.