Friday, April 12, 2013
The Great Johnston Scavenger Hunt returns this weekend.
Think you know Johnston well? Put your knowledge to the test this weekend with the 4th Annual Great Johnston Scavenger Hunt. Teams will be scouring town to locate and complete a series of 50 tasks, guided by lists of clues. Digital devices, such as smart phones, are allowed but not required. Teams are encouraged to use the Internet, smart phones, books, maps, GPS devices or knowledgeable family members to complete the tasks and solve clues. Teams will be asked to photograph each location on the list to score points. Registration for the hunt runs from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Johnston Historical Society's headquarters at 101 Putnam Pike. The hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Points will be tallied and …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
It's Sept. 26, 2012, and here are your 5 Things to Know Today.
1. Yom Kippur: The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur began last night at sunset, and continues today. See schedules of services near Johnston. 2. Voting: There are less than two weeks left to register to vote in this year's election [deadline in RI is Oct. 7]. We've got all you need to know about registering to vote. 3. Workouts: Forget the pricey gyms — with just a $10 annual membership fee, the Johnston Senior Center offers great exercise programs like these on today's schedule: 4. History: Learn about the Johnston Historical Society — and the story of the burning of the Gaspee — at tonight's General Meeting, scheduled for 7 pm in the Museum Barn on Putnam Pike. 5. Weather in 10 Words: Rain. Highs in 70s. Fog and rain tonight. Clearing …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Here are 5 Things to know in Johnston today.
1. Join the residents at The Bridge At Cherry Hill, 1 Cherry Hill Rd, for an art show extravaganza today from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served while you browse the residents' amazing art work. 2. While at the Bridge, why not indulge in a sweet treat? Locally made Chocolates by Jean will be for sale in the lobby of The Bridge At Cherry Hill, 1 Cherry Hill Rd, today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jean's chocolate treats are something not to be missed ... and the prices can't be beat. Take some home for yourself or to give away. 3. If you live in New England the art of knit and crochet is perfect for our chilly winters and an ideal way to relax. Learn the fun and useful skill at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave, today…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Chow down, tidy up, and check out days of yore this weekend at events in and around Johnston.
Starting to think about what to do with the kids this weekend? Check out these entries on the JohnstonPatch Events calendar — and if you have a Patch profile, you can add your own events. Medieval Faire: Hearken now, lords and ladies, to my call! Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, One Memorial Ave., is hosting its second annual Medieval Faire on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Among the attractions scheduled: Free to all; rain date May 12. Call the library at (401) 231-4980 for more information. May Breakfasts: Planning a May breakfast? Post it in our events calendar, or send an email to Editor Joe Hutnak at firstname.lastname@example.org Cleanup:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The North Central Chamber of Commerce and the Johnston Historical Society teamed up for an event on Apr. 19.
Check out the accompanying video for scenes from the North Central Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event on Apr. 19, held at the Johnston Historical Society on Putnam Pike. Chamber President Deb Ramos, Historical Society Lou McGowan, and Anthony Ursillo, a member of both organizations who put together the afternoon event, all speak about the gathering. For more information about these two local groups, click the links above for their websites.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The local group held a fundraiser and open house at the Elijah Angell House and Belknap School House on Sept 17.
On Sept. 17, the Johnston Historical Society held an open house and fundraiser to assist the group in preserving Johnston's rich past. Both the Elijah Angell House and Museum Barn on Putnam Pike were open, along with the Belknap School House on Greenville Ave. In addition to the buildings themselves, and the objects inside, there was also plenty to see outside — including presentations on the group's preservation efforts. Steve Merolla, one of the volunteers who helps maintain the nearly 100 historic cemeteries in the town, described what goes into repairing old grave stones. "We've been cleaning cemeteries for 10 or 15 years," said Merolla, and stone repairs began a few years ago. Blacksmith Rolf Johnson brought along wooden wheels like …