Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Narragansett and South Kingstown. Get those kids out of the house!
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in New England in 2013, boredom won't be an option. Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for recreation, science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list can easily launch your camp search with examples in your town and surrounding areas. Not included in the below lists are the local town government’s summer camp options. The Narragansett Parks and Recreation website is here, and South Kingstown is here. Also, a final note – Some entities or locations have multiples sessions, depending on whether they’re day camps or overnight camps. Be sure …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
According to town officials, 24 cabanas are likely to be unavailable for the 2013 summer season.
NARRAGANSETT – Although repairs related to Hurricane Sandy are still ongoing, town officials estimate that about two dozen cabanas will be unavailable to start the beach season, and alternate plans have been made. In a 4-0 vote Monday night, the town council approved a plan from the Parks and Recreation Department to offer an alternate option for the displaced cabana owners. The owners of lower cabana units from 31A to 42B would be allowed to “renew” their plan at the cost of $500 this year, down from $1,750. However, the cabanas are not expected to be ready. Instead, the owners would essentially retain their benefits, sans the cabana – six vehicles on an access list, six beach passes and two transferable parking passes. One numbered …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
It’s not the great pumpkin, but Charlie Brown would probably still approve.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The 16th annual Pumpkin Festival at Kinney Bungalow in Narragansett will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is appropriate for all ages, and will include: The event is free and open to the public, thanks for sponsorship by Narragansett Parks and Recreation, and Tarbox Toyota. For additional information, call Parks and Rec at (401) 782-0658.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Clear your calendar for early September and grab your fishing poles!
For the first time ever, the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association will be sponsoring a public fishing tournament. The Galilee Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival, Fishing for a Cause, will be held from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9 at the Port of Galilee. All of the profits will be donated to Hasbro’s Children Hospital, the Jonnycake Center food bank, and the Narragansett Parks and Recreation financial aid program. The tournament will be family friendly, with low entry fees and lots of prizes in 35 categories. Prizes will be fishing products – this is not a money tournament. For more info on the event, click here to visit the tournament’s website. The tournament is being run as a partnership between RIDEM, the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Think you’ve got the best pie in town? Show it off at the annual pumpkin and apple pie contest at the Pumpkin Festival.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Town of Narragansett will host an Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Pie Baking contest in conjunction with their Annual Pumpkin Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm. The contest is open to anyone. The rules: At the conclusion of the contest, slices of all of the entries will be offered to the public for a monetary contribution. The festival will also feature hay rides, live music from the Dunn Brothers, children's games, face painting and pumpkin painting. Admission and parking is free. Release courtesy of the Narragansett Parks & Recreation Department (401 782 0658) and the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce (401 783 7121). For our coverage of last year's Pumpkin Festival, click here.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Turkey for me, turkey for you.
Have you seen any wild turkeys in Narragansett yet? I spotted these fowl beasts down on Clarke Road, a bit south of the Narragansett Parks and Recreation facility. The other day though, I also spotted a gaggle (flock?) on the Narragansett and South Kingstown border, just past the Dillon Rotary, kind of near Rhody Joe's. Seen the turkeys yourself? Feel free to add your own photos to this story! Or, e-mail them into Local Editor Stephen Greenwell at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org. And finally, a turkey rhyme from David Alan Grier, lyrics from here: A Turkey sat on the backyard fence and he sang a sad sad tune. Thanksgiving Day is coming Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble and I know I'll be eaten soooon, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Head down to 170 Clarke Road to register your kids for one of the one week summer camp sessions put on by the Parks and Recreation department. They will definitely have fun and stay busy with all the activities that the camp counselors plan each day.
The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting summer camps this summer for children ages 5 to 13 and the sessions just began last week. We decided to head down there one afternoon to take a few pictures of the campers having fun! This week, a comedy and magic act called Double Vision performed for and entertained the children. Some of the activities that children participate in are arts and crafts, sports, games and weekly field trips. Except for the field trips, all of the camp sessions take place at the Parks and Recreation facilities at 170 Clarke Road. Unlike in past years, campers have weeklong camp sessions running until August 26. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. One week costs $100 for residents and $150…