Sunday, January 27, 2013
The RI Blood Center has announced three upcoming blood drives
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Olga Enger
Sunday, January 27
How do you give the gift of life? The Rhode Island Blood Center, has announced three upcoming blood drives in Johnston. The blood center is the only source of blood and blood products for the hospitals’ of Rhode Island while also serving customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, according to their website. Drive Date: 2/5/2013 - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location Dunkin' Donuts, Bloodmobile Address: 2738 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919 Drive Date: 2/13/2013 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: Brewed Awakenings, Bloodmobile Address: 1577 Atwood Avenue #1, Johnston, RI 02919 Drive Date: 2/25/2013 - 2:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. Location: Dunkin' Donuts, Bloodmobile Address: 39a Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919 The center reports …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Slimy science; food collection for holiday baskets; blood drive in Esmond; PCM closed today; and today in history: It wouldn't last long.
Icky: Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library hosts Science Club for kids in grades 2 through 5 tonight at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make slime — ewwww! — and explore how polymers are created. Helpful: The Johnston Early Childhood Centers at Ferri Middle School and the Graniteville School are collecting food donations in their effort to fill 20 baskets in time for Thanksgiving. Alan Shawn Feinstein will pitch in $1 for every item collected. Help our kids — and help our neighbors. Generous: How else would you describe folks who take an hour out of their day to give blood? Join the team and head over to East Smithfield Library for today's scheduled Bloodmobile stop from 3 to 7 p.m. Closed: We typically mention them a lot on JohnstonPatch, so it's only …
Monday, October 17, 2011
A parade and football game were part of the annual celebration, held Oct. 15.
On Oct. 15, dozens of people lined Atwood Avenue to catch a glimpse of the annual homecoming parade, which kicked off at 10 a.m. and proceeded from the high school down Atwood Avenue, onto Hartford Avenue, through Johnston Memorial Park and back to the high school. The parade featured the formal unveiling of the floats built by each of the four classes at JHS. At 1:30, the Panthers hosted the Chariho Chargers for the traditional Homecoming game. Though the Panthers put up a tough fight, Chariho prevailed, 20-6. During halftime festivities, the member of the school's newly-formed Athletic Hall of Fame were acknowledged, and the Rhode Island Blood Center honoted the high school for having the largest blood drive in the state last year, …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Chelo's Home Town Bar & Grille in Smithfield hosted the collection drive, sponsored by the North Central Chamber of Commerce.
On Sept. 1, the North Central Chamber of Commerce, along with Chamber member Chelo's Home Town Bar & Grille on Putnam Pike in Smithfield, teamed up to sponsor a blood drive. Chamber President Deborah Ramos reported that the Rhode Island Blood Center collected nine pints of blood from the blood drive, just one short of the day's goal of 10 pints. The Chamber sponsors blood drives quarterly, Ramos explained, and the group is planning to extend the drives to six times a year. Dexter Credit Union in North Scituate is the next scheduled location for the Chamber's December blood drive. For more information on other blood drives in the area, visit the Rhode Island Blood Center website or call 800-283-8385.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Three days, three cancellations; senior center open this weekend; help with e-devices; blood drive; and today in history: Cleveland rocks — officially.
0-For-3: There were three scheduled days of school this week in Johnston — and three cancellations. School is now scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 6, in all public schools in Johnston. Need to know the bus routes to local schools (including St. Rocco, St. Philip, and Trinity Christian Academy)? Check out the JohnstonPatch bus route listings here. Hurricane Help: Mayor Joseph M. Polisena announced that the Johnston Senior Center is scheduled to be open all weekend, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Labor Day, to provide electricity for residents who may need to charge electronic devices, and to fill containers with fresh water for those who may need it. Ice will also be available. Tech Support: Mohr Library hosts E-Zone Help for owners of …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
No school — again — in Johnston; trash pick-up reminder; blood drive; senior center board meeting; and today in history: the Trash-80 hits the market.
No Class: That's not a reflection on anyone — just saying that there's no school again in Johnston today, due to continuing concerns over transporting students. Trash Pick-up Delayed: Another lingering effect of Hurricane Irene is that the town's trash and recycling collection schedule is delayed one day. Get Out And Give: The North Central Chamber of Commerce hosts a blood drive at the Chelo's restaurant at the Apple Valley Shopping Center in Smithfield today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board Meeting: The Johnston Senior Center Advisory Board is scheduled to meet today starting at 4 p.m., a session that was rescheduled from its originally planned date of Aug. 20. This Computes: On this date in 1977, Tandy Corporation sold the first TRS-80 …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Business boot camp; movie at the senior center; blood drive; St. Rocco Feast kick-off; and today in history: Thanks, Tennessee.
Business 101: Local CPA David Lucier hosts a free four-hour Business Plan Writing and Financing Boot Camp today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Providence. Can't go wrong with free. Flick: The senior center is scheduled to show Always, a 1989 drama starring Richard Dreyfuss, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Stick around and enjoy lunch in the senior center's cafe, too. Roll Up Your Sleeve: The Rhode Island Blood Center is scheduled to set up at Johnston Fire Headquarters on Atwood Avenue for a blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. this afternoon. Feast Begins: St. Rocco Church starts its annual Feast and Festival tonight beginning at 6 p.m. Watch JohnstonPatch for daily listings of performers, ticket deals, and attractions. Approved: On this date in 1920, …
Friday, August 5, 2011
The Rhode Island Blood Center rolls into the Dunkin' Donuts at 1999 Plainfield Pike today.
Did you see the Projo.com story about the Coventry man whose bone-marrow donation through the Rhode Island Blood Center helped save an Arkansas girl's life? Going to a blood drive — like the one today at Dunkin' Donuts on Plainfield Pike — may not hake headlines, but it's still very important. The Rhode Island Blood Center collects about 280 pints of blood per day and is the sole provider to hospitals in Rhode Island. You can also discuss your viability as a marrow donor with the Blood Center staffers who work the blood drive. Today's blood drive is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts, 1999 Plainfield Pike. To make an appointment, check out the Blood Center's online schedule. And if you can't make today's event, the Blood …
Monday, July 18, 2011
The RI Blood Center continues its summer collection drive with a stop in Greenville this afternoon.
We recently received a press release from the Rhode Island Blood Center stating that, which the American Red Cross has announced it is facing a "critical shortage" of blood, the supply in Rhode Island is "satisfactory." The local collection agency — not affiliated with the Red Cross, though it does provide assistance to the national organziation — is still pushing ahead with its summer collection drive, including today's stop at CVS in Greenville from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. “We continue to encourage people to make and keep appointments to donate blood at Rhode Island Blood Center blood drives or donor centers, helping to assure that we maintain an adequate and safe blood supply for our community," RI Blood Center CEO Lawrence Smith said in the …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Luigi's Gourmet Express is hosting a blood drive today for Johnston High School.
How's this for a reward for doing something good — excellent Italian food to take home afterward. You'll be able to pack up a little treat for yourself after donating at the blood drive scheduled for Luigi's Restaurant on Hartford Avenue today from 2 to 7 p.m. The drive will help Johnston High School, which holds the impressive distinction of collecting the most pints in a single school year. The RI Blood Center offers this handy scheduling site to set your donation appointment. Wondering what to order after you donate? Check out the recent review of Luigi's Gourmet Express here on JohnstonPatch.