The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation outlines recycling tips as Easter Sunday approaches.
Wednesday, March 27
As Rhode Islanders make plans to celebrate the Easter holiday, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is reminding residents that many of the prized, colorful favors that go hand-in-hand with the holiday are not recyclable. In an effort to streamline operations at RIRRC’s Materials Recycling Facility, the agency has outlined a handful of helpful recycling tips. “In the days surrounding the Easter holiday, our Materials Recycling Facility receives an influx of materials that simply cannot be recycled,” said Sarah Kite, Director of Recycling Services for RIRRC. “From Easter baskets to artificial grass and candy wrappers, many residents are unaware that these materials cannot be recycled. We ask Rhode Islanders to keep the following …
Receive ashes this Ash Wednesday at one of these churches.
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Wednesday, February 13
Catholics and members of some Protestant denominations will display a visible sign of penance as they recognize Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a season of penance, reflection and fasting that "prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption," according to Catholic Online. The ashes are a symbol of penance for sin, and mark a period of 40 days of sacrifice to achieve sacramental absolution. Churches will be marking the sign of the cross on worshipers' foreheads in ashes resulting from the burning of palm fronds after last year's Palm Sunday. Looking for a church? Check out our directory page here! There are more than 20 religious institutions in South Kingstown and Narragansett.