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Featured Articles: August 2016

Conservation Commission poetry boxes seek hikers with words to remember

By Smithfield Times Staff Woodland Whisper is a newly developed Conservation Commission poetry project formed to encourage families to enjoy walks on town trails and to promote reflective thinking and environmental stewardship. Poems written by town residents and other individuals have been permanently installed on selected trails. Decorated poetry boxes, with accompanying pencils, sketch pads…

Fun at the Greenville Public Library

By Kendra Gravelle On a sunny day in July, taking a step onto the lawn of the Greenville Public Library may as well have been taking a step back in time. Put on by Casey Farm, a historic farm in Saunderstown, RI, children were given the opportunity to try out popular leisure activities for children…

LaPerche summer program sparks imagination, creativity, problem solving

By Kendra Gravelle Camp Invention is our name, imagination is our game. We create, we discover, we invent and we’re so clever. Children’s voices sounded through the cafeteria of Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School as parents and siblings looked on. Let’s go, let’s go Great Bluedinis! The Great Bluedinis stomped and clapped to the tune…

Lincoln man saw the signs to start his own small business

By Paul Lonardo Inside the large garage bay, amid an assortment of old banners, signs, posters and source materials, there is a bicycle, a mini drum set, games and toys, some meticulously crafted by hand. All of these items are stored neatly along the room’s twelve-foot high concrete walls. A large high definition Apple computer…

Repairing and preserving memories is the key to Waskiel Furniture’s success

By Marilyn A. Busch Driving down Putnam Pike almost hidden from view is a gravel driveway marked by a hand-painted wooden sign that reads Stan Waskiel Jr. Restoration of Furniture, Antiques and Pianos. Just up that well-worn driveway, stands a beautifully restored 1835 home alongside a post and beam barn that serves as the business…