Thursday, July 5, 2012
Hundreds turned out to listen to music and see fireworks Tuesday.
Tuesday's Fourth of July celebration brought smiles and cheers from spectators of all ages. If you missed it, here's a look at some of the highlights, with a liberal helping of fireworks, of course!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Hundreds showed for ceremony, music, fireworks.
Social Park drew a big crowd Tuesday night for the city's Fourth of July celebration, including the presentation of the colors from the United Veterans Council of Woonsocket Color Guard, music by Swing City, and finally, pyrotechnics by Atlas Fireworks. The field in front of the stage was filled with people sitting on blankets and folding chairs, and a few dancing adults and children. The ceremony and music put smiles on faces in the crowd, but the fireworks got loud cheers and applause.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
If you buy your own fireworks, be sure to take these precautions — and keep the kids away.
The Fourth of July is drawing near and celebrations are underway, and while many enjoy celebrating by lighting off fireworks, there are some important precautions to observe — especially if there are kids around. While the incendiary devices can be dangerous to anyone, children and teens are often the victims. Their eyes are among the most frequently injured, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. So, if you choose to stage your own private fireworks show, check out these EyeSmart fireworks safety tips first. J&M Paintball & Fireworks on Main Street, the only year-round fireworks seller in the state, offers state-legal fireworks for sale. In Woonsocket this year, there are also outdoor tents set up in parking lots at: Of the…
Fourth of July display to go off at 9:15 p.m. at Social Park, ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.
Atlas Pyrotechnics' truck will show up at Woonsocket's Social Park this afternoon with just under 1,000 pounds of fireworks intended for citizens' viewing pleasure. Matt Shea, Vice President of the Jaffrey, NH fireworks display company, said the show will feature many different types of fireworks shells: Dahlias, Octopus and Willows, to name a few of the new ones they'll send up tonight. "We actually challenge ourselves to come up with different ones," Shea said. Linda Plays at Mayor Leo Fontaine's office, who is organizing the display this year, said the annual show, put on every year since the Mayor was elected in 2009 (Shea says they've been producing fireworks for the city for about 15 years, though not continually), is expected to …
Monday, July 2, 2012
It's Monday, Woonsocket - here are some things to know:
Budget Commission - We've attached this morning's 10 a.m. meeting agenda to this article. The morning will feature a discussion of police promotions, school personnel and city/school purchases. Fireworks - Mayor Leo T. Fontaine announced the annual Patriotic Concert and Fireworks display will be held on July 3 at the WWII Veterans Memorial Park on Social Street. The concert begins at 7 p.m.; fireworks start around 9:15. Bring chairs and blankets. The event is sponsored by Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Hospital, local businesses and residents. GoGirlGo! - Registration is now open for a new summer camp program tailored for young girls ages 5 to 10 at YWCA Rhode Island. GoGirlGo! is an award winning curriculum that focuses on being …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Lack of response prompts tabling event.
Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine's office has postponed its 2012 Charity Ball due to lack of response. A press release distributed to local media this week reads, "...despite our efforts to promote the 2012 Charity Ball, the response to date did not meet our expectations. As such it is announced that the event will be postponed to a future date." The event was scheduled for April 27 at St. Ann's Arts and Cultural Center, as reported in The Woonsocket Call. It was organized to raise funds for a Fourth of July fireworks display in honor of local veterans. Existing sponsorship money will still be used for the Fourth of July fireworks. Anyone wishing to make a donation for the fireworks display can contact the Mayor’s office at 767-9205.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
In anticipation of statewide Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, Patch provides a briefing of Rhode Island’s fireworks law.
Without a doubt, one of the first things people associate with the Fourth of July are fireworks. Uncle Sam and the red, white, and blue color combination aside, fireworks have become an American tradition for the summer holiday. Officially, 2011 will mark the first full year of legal consumer fireworks sales in Rhode Island. Sparklers and other varieties of firecrackers available for purchase in hawkers' tents, local supermarkets, and other shops. But before you set one off, there are a few updated laws of which you should be aware. As declared by the 2010 law, only sparklers and ground devices are legal for consumer purchase in Rhode Island. Under this category falls cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, illuminating torches, ground …