Saturday, October 6, 2012
Full Circle Recycling is donating its services, and volunteers are collecting canned food for the St. Robert Bellarmine Church food pantry.
Get rid of confidential documents, and help feed people in the area, with the free shredding day hosted by the Town of Johnston, scheduled for 9 am to 1 pm today at the Johnston Senior Center. Full Circle Recycling is providing the shredding services free of charge for those who make a donation to benefit the St. Robert Bellarmine Church food pantry. Shredding documents disposes of the papers securely, and provides recyclable paper for other uses. No appointment necessary; please bring canned or non-perishable food items.
Friday, October 5, 2012
U.S. Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) spoke with JohnstonPatch about receiving the group's endorsement.
The accompanying video [running time: 2:04] shows the scene at the Johnston Senior Center on Oct. 4, where he received the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. President and CEO Max Richtman of the NCPSSM, and U.S. Rep. James Langevin speak about the endorsement.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Our list of 5 Things to Know Today includes the final few days of ticket sales for a great Senior Center fundraiser.
1. Support the Seniors: The Johnston Senior Center is hosting a Meatball and Macaroni fundraising dinner next Wednesday, Sept. 19. $10 for adults, $5 for kids, with proceeds going to the JSC and its excellent programs. 2. Locally Grown: If you're up for a little travel — and want to pick up some fresh produce — take a spin to these area farmers markets: 3. Clouds Roll In: Another nice start to the day, weather wise, with sun and temps in the upper 70s — but there's a 50-percent chance of rain overnight, diminishing to 30 percent tomorrow. 4. Read All About It: You're already well-informed by reading JohnstonPatch — you can also be ahead of the curve by signing up for our email newsletters. 5. 13 Days and Counting: All you Johnston …
Friday, August 31, 2012
It's the final day of August, 2012, and here are your 5 Things to Know Today
1. Long Weekend Ahead: Can you believe it's Labor Day weekend already? [There are some stores around here already stocked for Halloween!] Johnston Town Hall reports that trash and recycling pick-ups will be delayed by one day next week for the holiday. 2. Active Seniors: The Johnston Senior Center has a whole slate of activities going on today: 3. Support Local Farmers: You may have seen our video on Pezza Farm and the recent tour by Sodexo Student Services employees, who will be serving the Johnston farm's produce in school lunches this school year. Show your support by heading over to Plainfield Pike and checking out Pezza's selection of fresh veggies and plants. 4. Hot One: We've had a string of sunny days this week, which continued …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
For those who took the three-day weekend, welcome back! Here are your 5 Things to Know Today for Aug. 14, 2012.
1. Winding Down: Our new Readers' Choice polls — with nominations in 25 categories — end on Friday, so take this chance to check out the list and vote. 2. School Looms: Johnston Public Schools are scheduled to open two weeks from tomorrow — and we're working on gathering more info to help you and the kids get ready. Keep tabs on what we post on our Back to School page. 3. Sunny and Warm: Following up on yesterday's nice weather, today's forecast is for sunny skies and temps in the mid-80s. Clouds build in tonight, and there's a chance of rain tomorrow. 4. Reach Voters: In a new twist to the traditional newspaper questionnaire, we're offering local candidates a chance to reach Johnston voters by completing an online questionnaire. It …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
About 70 business owners attended the meeting, which featured state economic development officials discussing the programs available for local companies.
On Wednesday morning at the Johnston Senior Center, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and a number of state officials provided about 70 business owners with information on the programs available to assist Rhode Island companies. Organized by the North Central Chamber of Commerce, the business forum featured former Lt. Gov. Charles Fogarty, currently director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and staffers from the state Economic Development Corporation. Chafee told the group that business growth is a key to reducing property taxes, which he called "the most difficult tax to pay." Noting his prior experience as mayor of Warwick, Chafee explained that he's working with other local officials — including Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Here are 5 Things to know in Johnston today.
1. It's slated to be a gorgeous holiday weekend. Why not do some house hunt. Check back with Johnston Patch this afternoon at 2 to take a look at open houses this weekend. 2. Are you an amateur shutterbug desperate to show off your work? Do it on Johnston Patch! Upload your community photos to Pics & Clips to show off your work. 3. Summer's right around the corner. Don't forget to sign the kids up for camp. The Johnston Department of Parks and Recreation is now holding registration for its 2012 Summer Day Camp. This camp will start on Monday, July 2, 2012 and run until August 9, 2012. Children ages 6-12 are eligible to participate. This camp is for Johnston residents only. Identification is required. Registration ends on June 22. …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Mayor Joseph Polisena issued a press release announcing a press conference for 10 am Wednesday at the senior center.
Already a vocal supporter of Gov. Lincoln Chafee's Municipal Reform & Relief bills, meant to help communities address ongoing pension crises, Mayor Joseph Polisena has scheduled a press conference with several other community leaders for Wednesday at 10 am at the Johnston Senior Center. In a press release issued just after 2 pm Tuesday, Polisena said he plans to offer each visiting official to "briefly address the media to explain how their municipality will benefit from the proposed legislation submitted by Gov. Chafee." Mayor's Administrative Assistant Janet Whiteley confirmed that scheduled speakers include Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee; Lincoln Town Administrator …
Monday, April 23, 2012
It's the final full week of the food drive at the Johnston Senior Center — drop by between 9 am and 3 pm with your donation.
Did you know that the Johnston Senior Center has been holding a food drive during April? It's winding down this week, so if you haven't had a chance to make a donation — and check out the excellent facilities, from the exercise room to the library to the dining room — be sure to visit the center, located at 1291 Hartford Ave., between 9 am and 3 pm. If you're wondering what they may need for the food pantry, give the friendly staff a call at (401) 944-3343 and see how you can help. Each week JohnstonPatch will post a quick reminder about the events, activities or important tasks whose deadlines have come. Do you know about an important upcoming deadline? Share it in the comments below and we’ll consider including it in our next Last …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We pay a visit to three hard-working volunteers who help with activities at the Johnston Senior Center.
We're starting a new feature on JohnstonPatch called "Greatest Person," our way to give a little pat on the back to volunteers in town who make a positive difference for residents. This week, we check in with Activities Director Marie Venditti and a group of three volunteers who assist with a variety of programs at the Johnston Senior Center. Check out the accompanying video for scenes from our interviews with these helpers and Senior Center Director Tony Zompa on the importance of volunteers to the local agency. Do you know a volunteer who'd make a "Greatest Person" feature? Drop an email to Local Editor Joe Hutnak at email@example.com