Monday: Council, Flowers, Waste, Networking, Gardening

The weekend has falled to another work week - check out some things to know:


City Council - The City , 169 Main St., taking up an ordinance creating incentives for solar energy investment and abatement of taxes for two properties. 

Flowers for Michelle - The Flowers for Michelle plant sale fundraiser is Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leo Savoie School, 990 Mendon Road. Potted annuals will be on sale for $10, with admission to free informational gardening session. Other assorted gifts will be on sale as well. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in honor of Michelle Beausoleil, to a graduating senior studying physical therapy.

Hazardous Waste Collection May 11 - Mark May 11 for Hazardous Waste Collection Day in the city. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Woonsocket Public Services Division Facility, 943 River St.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?
A substance is hazardous if it falls into any of the following categories:

•Toxic: poisonous or lethal when ingested, absorbed, touched or inhaled
•Flammable/Combustible: ignites under almost all conditions
•Corrosive/Caustic: deteriorates metal and causes irreversible alteration of livingtissue by chemical action
•Reactive: creates an explosion or produces deadly vapors, such as oil-based paint

Hazardous materials often bear the labels, "Danger", "Warning", "Caution",and "Poison". Many products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which areextremely hazardous to human health. Misusing or mishandling products can result inserious injury, burns, permanent damage to human tissue and organs, severe illness suchas cancer, and death.

Appointments are recommended and can be obtained by calling 942-1430 extension 241. This collection day is open to all Rhode Island residents. Other items that can also be dropped off are: Propane tanks, car batteries, clothes, books,Styrofoam, rigid plastic, metals, TV’s, all electronics and cardboard.
Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at (401) 767-8880.

Networking - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Networking at Night on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 5- 7 p.m. at Navigant Credit Union, 693 Broad St., Central Falls, RI. Expand your network with fellow business professionals as Navigant President/CEO GaryFurtado and his staff welcomes you to their newly renovated branch and community meeting roomsat their Broad Street Location.

Not only will attendees have a great night of networking, food andbeverages from Pamfilio’s Catering, each attendee with a business card will have the opportunity to winan iPad Mini. Cost: $10 Members pre-registered; $15 Members register at the door; $30 Non- members.For more information and to register, call the Chamber at 401-334-1000 or visit www.nrichamber.com.

Community garden -The GrowUp Community Garden has several plots still available for rent for community members who wish to grow food or herbs. The garden, which is beginning its fifth season, is located adjacent to the Woonsocket Harris Public Library on land donated by the Pawtucket YMCA . The cost for renting a 4’x10’ raised bed is $20 for the season. As a condition of the rental contract it is requested that 10% of the plot’s yield be donated to one of the participating local food pantries. For more information, please contact Wendy Pires at 401-235-6096 or wpires@famresri.org. Information about the garden is also available by visiting  the Family Resources Community Action website at www.famresri.org


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