Saturday, June 09, 2007

NBC's Alison Stewart hates East Providence

Just was watching NBC's Today Show when news reader Alison Stewart mentioned a kitten being stuck in a sewer storm drain in East Providence, RI.

She commented that she has been stuck in East Providence before and that she would not like to be stuck there (or to that effect)!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007



Saturday May 5, the Pawtuxet Village Farmers' Market will begin its fifth
season with a new emphasis on careful use of our natural resources. The
market will start small with greenhouse grown hanging plants and flats of
vegetable and flower seedlings. Among those at the market will be Ger and
Chang Xiong, who will have spinach, lettuce mix, eggs and a variety of
vegetable plants.

We will also be collecting used berry boxes (only about one month to
locally grown strawberries). The project encourages customers to return
plastic clamshell and fiberboard berry boxes to the market. We will then
attach a farmers' market recycling label and give them to farmers for

The program will be coordinated by Annemarie Bruun, but will only work if
customers return boxes. We accept boxes purchased at the market or
elsewhere. So far, more than 500 have been collected. Clean quart
boxes.for June strawberries, pint boxes for July blueberries and half pint
boxes for September raspberries, may be returned to a table at the market.

We are also considering having a used book sale at the market. If you are
interested in helping, please hit your reply button and let us know you
are interested.

See you Saturday at the market from 9 to 12 in the upper parking lot of
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, on Rhodes Place, just off Broad Street on the
Cranston side of Pawtuxet Village.

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Micki Whelan and Jeff Kamminga of Baby Greens are inviting all Pawtuxet
Village Farmers' Market customers to a customer appreciation brunch,
Sunday May 6 from noon to 3 at their home, 46 South Fair Street on the
Warwick side of Pawtuxet Village. Everyone is welcome for conversation,
food and a sale of jewelry and soaps made by Micki. Please RSVP to
461-7999 or