Sunday, October 7, 2012
Our coverage of the Apple Festival, police reports, and politics topped the list this week.
Our coverage of the 25th Annual Apple Festival, police reports, and continued strength in the local housing market made the list of highest-read stories Oct. 1: [VIDEO] 'This Is What Johnston Is All About' On Monday, lots of folks checked out our video from the first day of the Apple Festival. Oct. 2: RI State Police Arrest Log: Stolen Goods Suspect Nabbed on Warrant Another week, another police report in the top stories list. Oct. 3: JPD to Promote, Appoint Officers In advance of Friday's ceremonies, we noted the promotions and appointments at the Johnston Police Department. Oct. 4: Polisena Discusses Re-election Platform Our interview with Mayor Joseph Polisena — who is seeking a fourth term this year — collected lots of hits on …
Monday, September 26, 2011
JohnstonPatch was out and about at the 24th Annual Apple Festival — did we see you there?
All week, organizers and vendors at the 24th Annual Apple Festival kept their eyes to the skies, since the weather forecast called for the chance of rain. In the end, though, nothing dampened the spirits at this year's event — and no rain fell. JohnstonPatch spent the weekend at Memorial Park, and caught the accompanying photos of local folks enjoying the sights and sounds — not to mention the food — at the festival. Watch for even more from the Apple Festival — including video of the apple pie eating contest — or click the "Keep me posted!" link below to get an e-mail alert when we post our next batch of coverage.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Cherry Hill Manor sponsored the competition, held on Sept. 25 at the Johnston Apple Festival.
Twenty-one brave souls brought their hunger for victory — and apple pie — but only three could be declared the winners. Competitors in three age groups squared off at the Johnston Apple Festival's pie-eating contest, held Sept. 25 at Johnston Memorial Park. A large crowd gathered around the stage to watch and cheer on the contestants in the event, which was sponsored by Cherry Hill Manor. In the end, 10-year-old Damon Bedford repeated his 2010 success and won in the 9- to 13-year-old division. Kydell Haslehurst, of Pawtucket, took top honors in the 14- to 18-year-old contest, and Johnston School Committee member Susan Mansollilo fought off six adult opponents for the victory in the final round.
The 24th Annual Johnston Apple festival featured display booths from many local companies and nonprofit organizations.
The accompanying video shows clips from the opening day of the 24th Annual Johnston Apple Festival, held Sept. 24 and 25 at Johnston Memorial Park. Dozens of local businesses and nonprofit organizations set up displayt booths at the festival, which also included entertainment, rides, and food.
Scenes from the first day of the 24th Annual Johnston Apple Festival on Sept. 24.
The calendar read Sept. 24, but it felt more like summer on the first day of the 24th Annual Johnston Apple Festival at Johnston Memorial Park. Mayor Joseph Polisena; members of the Johnston town council and school committee; Louis Manzollo, Chairman of the apple festival; and North Central Chamber of Commerce President Deb Ramos were among the local dignitaries who joined the procession through the park. Johnston High School's band and chorus lent their music and talents to the formal opening ceremonies. Check out the accompanying photos for scenes from the parade and opening ceremonies.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Friends of Mohr Library group hosts its first book sale at the new library today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If the weather's not cooperating today, why not spend a little quality time indoors at Marian J. Mohr Library? The group Friends of Mohr Library is hosting its annual book sale today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — the first time that the event will be held at the new library, which opened in April. It's a great way to see (or return to) the new library — and support the Friends' efforts to provide programs, services, and materials for the library that are not included in the regular budget.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Apple Festival, Gamm Theatre's new season, and live music round out this weekend's events.
A special weekend is coming up, as a Johnston fall tradition continues. There's also plenty of live theater and music to keep you entertained.