Patch is looking for the best holiday-themed house — the winner scores $100,000 for local schools!
House Decorating Contest
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check today's weather, news, and events in Johnston.
Johnston Weather: Connections: Looking for a unique way to make contacts with other businesspeople and grow your business? The North Central Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "speed networking" event this morning starting at 7:30 am. Get your coffee early and click here for more info. Cards: Marian J. Mohr Library hosts the second week of its Card Tournament today at 2:30 pm. For students in grades 6 to 12. Colors: Is your house decorated for the holidays? If you think you've got a showcase abode, enter the Patch "Deck the House" contest and show off your work. Celebrity Birthdays:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
If you've got a great-looking house decked out for the holidays, show it off — and you could win big money for Johnston schools!
Friday, December 7, 2012
Click to learn how to enter the Patch "Deck the House" contest.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Get ready for your day with a check of Johnston weather, local events, and celebrity birthdays.
Johnston Weather: Holiday Spirit: JohnstonPatch has two great ways to have some holiday fun: TV Chef: You've seen him on "Food 911" and "How to Boil Water." On Friday, you can meet Tyler Florence in person at the Dave's Marketplace store at Smithfield Crossing, 371 Putnam Pike. He'll also be signing copies of his new book, "Fresh," which can be purchased at Dave's locations for $20. Movie Time: Mohr Library in Johnston hosts a showing of "Paranorman" in the Young Adult Room at 2:30 pm. Admission is free for this 2012 movie, rated PG. Celebrity Birthdays: Bonus Celebrity R.I.P: Randy Rhodes (1958-82), hair-band guitarist for Quiet Riot became real metal guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Start your morning with a check of Johnston weather and events, and check out today's list of celebrity birthdays.
Johnston Weather: Book Chat: Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston hosts Contemporary Club today at 3 pm. Today's discussion about a recent release covers "The Street Sweeper" by Elliot Perlman. Easy Shopping: The Children's Workshop on Cedar Swamp Road in Smithfield is hosting holiday shopping with products from Lia Sophia, Mary Kay, Avon, Wildtree, and others this afternoon at 5 pm. Free admission; you don't need to have children enrolled to shop. Win Cash for Schools: When it's time for Christmas, do you go all-out to spruce up your house? Patch is offering $100,000 to the local school district of this year's Deck the House Contest. You could also win $500 to help with the electric bills. Celebrity Birthdays:
Friday, December 23, 2011
Still time to enter our 'Deck the House' contest; local closures; weather forecast; today's Top 5 video; and a year ago on JohnstonPatch: celebrating the holiday.
Four Days To Go: Do you think you've got a house worth showing off this holiday season? Enter the Patch.com 'Deck the House' contest, and you could win a few bucks to help with the electric bill — plus $100,000 for local schools. Click here for more info and rules — and how to recommend a neighbor's house for the contest. School's Out: Johnston Public Schools are closed today for winter break, which lasts until (and includes) Jan. 2. Trash collection will be delayed one day next week, with Friday's collection moved to Saturday, Dec. 31. Wet Weather: Today's JohnstonPatch Weatherbug forecast is calling for rain in the morning, tapering off during the day, and clouds lingering overnight. Highs during the day will be in the lower 40s, …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A year and counting; decorated domicile contest; weather forecast; sweet and salty; and a year ago on JohnstonPatch: Our debut.
Hello, Johnston: JohnstonPatch officially launched on Dec. 22, 2011. Later today, we'll have a video that kicks off a week-long look back at the top stories on 2011. Show Off Your House: We're taking submissions for the Patch.com nationwide 'Deck the House' contest through Dec. 26, so there's still time to enter for your chance to win up to $500 toward your electric bill and $100,000 to our local schools. Sunny Day Ahead: The JohnstonPatch Weatherbug forecast is for a sunny first official day of winter with highs in the 50s. Rain and snow develop late and continue into Thursday. Nice Treat: Today at 2:30 p.m., Mohr Library gets the 6th- through 8th-graders ramped up for the holiday vacation [It starts tomorrow, people!] with chocolate-…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Seeking entries in our 'Deck the House' contest; town headed to court; a full slate at Mohr Library; tell us of your collection drive; and today in history: The last 'giant leap.'
Seeking Stylish Structures: Patch.com is in its first week of our 'Deck the House' contest — show off your blinged-out crib and score 100 large for local skewls. [Your kids will know how to translate that.] Click here for info and rules. Formal Filing: Mayor Joseph Polisena and members of the town council are expected to file a lawsuit against Rhode Island Resource Recovery and Broadrock Renewables over the recent odor problems in this and other communities. Watch for updates and reports from Providence County Superior Court later today. Diverse Day: We've got four good reasons to visit Marian J. Mohr Library today: Helping Hands: Are you part of a nonprofit agency or group that's hosting a holiday collection drive for toys, food, coats, …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
'Deck the House' contest; crafts and reading at Mohr Library; the science of color at PCM; RISD Museum art programs; and today in history: Waiting to take you away.
Enter And Win — For Our Schools: Today is the kick-off for the Patch.com "Deck the House" national contest to find the best-decorated houses in our communities — and the winner's school district will win $100,000. Check out this article for more information and links to contest rules. Mohr Programs: Marian J. Mohr Library, 1 Memorial Ave., hosts the following activities today: Hue, No Cry: Providence Children's Museum opens its Discovery Studio from 10 a.m. to noon for a light and color activity that teaches the science of color mixing. Check out the Greenville Public Library's museum pass web page for discount tickets ($2 per person, instead of $8.50). Art For All: The Rhode Island School of Design Museum offers two programs: Roll Up: On …