Monday, January 21, 2013
Welcome to Monday - here are some things to know.
Got something going on that people have to know about a particular morning at 5:30 a.m.? E-mail it to email@example.com, and ask nicely - it'll probaby make it in for the following morning. Martin Luther King - Today is the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King. It's also a national day of service, a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, calling for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to the country's most pressing problems. How are you going to serve? You can think about that this morning at 10 a.m., at the MLK Memorial at the corner of South Main and Mason Streets. There'll be a reception after at St. James Baptist Church. Help out - A bunch of folks …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
National Day of Service called for Monday, Martin Luther King Day.
The MLK Community Committee, which consists of parishioners from St. James Baptist Church and members of several community-based non-profits, is hosting a weekend full of events to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King starting Friday. The late civil rights leader's birthday (Jan. 15) will be celebrated with a national holiday Monday, which President Barack Obama has declared a National Day of Service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, calling for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to the country's most pressing problems, according to mlkday.gov. Friday, Jan. 18: J.W. Hinson Scholarship Banquet 6:30 p.m., Savini's Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., Keynote …
Monday, January 16, 2012
On Dr. Martin Luther King Day, the city presents a new memorial exhibit.
Despite chilly temperatures Monday morning, more than 150 people gathered at the island on the corner of Mason and South Main streets to dedicate a new exhibit in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. The event marked the city's 10th annual celebration of the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. The colorful live-sized silhouettes were designed by Brad Fesmire of RiverzEdge Arts Project and will be made of steel.Three of the cut-outs will be completed by spring, but Woonsocket's MLK Committee is still seeking funding for the remaining statues. Reps. Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) and Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-District 49, Woonsocket) were at the dedication and vowed to help the group secure funding to complete the project. Community …
Check out briefs on city events and news in the Jan. 16, 2012 edition of Five Things to Know Today.
MLK Day Celebration- The MLK Community Committee, affiliated out of St. James Baptist Church will hold a Memorial Presentation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King today. At 9:30 a.m., community members will gather at the church and walk to site of the new monument between South Main and Mason streets honoring the civil rights leader's life and legacy. At 10 a.m., there will be a brief speaking program followed by the unveiling of the new art installation of colorful, life-size human cut-outs, including that of Dr. King, as part of an exhibit (designed by Brad Fesmire of RiverzEdge Arts Project.) The exhibit will be permanently installed in the spring. The program is as follows: God Bless America sung by Diane Parenteau Welcome by Thomas …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Check out briefs on city events and news in the Jan. 13, 2012 edition of Five Things to Know Today.
U.S. Senator visits Park View Manor- U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will visit Park View Manor High Rise at 218 Pond St. today to discuss his efforts to preserve Social Security and Medicare benefits, crack down on Medicare fraud and abuse, make prescription drugs more affordable by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies, and other issues important to Woonsocket seniors. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Beer and Dynamite- At 6 p.m., stop by the Elks Club on Social Street for beer and a dynamite cook-off to support the Global Citizenship Project. Six Woonsocket High School students will being going on a three-week trip to Rwanda and this is their final fundraiser. A $10 ticket includes all the beer and dynamite you …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Release: Collaboration results in three events honoring the civil rights leader in Woonsocket.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, January 9, 2012
Several community organizations, including NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, RiverzEdge Arts Project, Connecting for Children and Families, the Tyra Club, the Woonsocket Rotary, as well as St. James Baptist Church and the Woonsocket Police Department have partnered together to present the MLK Weekend Celebration in Woonsocket which will commence on Friday, Jan. 13, with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Banquet at Savini’s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun Street in Woonsocket at 6:30 p.m.. Life size human silhouette mock ups for a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial site will be on display. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Doris Hooks from the Congdon Baptist Church in Providence. Tickets are $25.00 adults, $10.00 …