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John Flanders March 30, 2014 at 11:46 am
My wife and I love our Hyundai's!!!!
Meg Jones March 30, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Best OF RI WINNER FOR BEST RAINY DAY KIDS ACTIVITY Art by You at Weirdgirl Creations Pottery StudioRead More 33 Kent Street, corner of Sowams and Kent Barrington RI All ages welcome from newborns and hand prints to grandparents, everyone LOVES to paint pottery! Open 7 days a week call 401 247-1397 or visit www.weirdgirlcreations.com
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 06:01 am
@Angel - this article was posted on Friday and ran all weekend. I wouldn't post this after the eventRead More happened. I'll try to run it on Thursdays going forward.
Meg Jones March 14, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Paint some pottery at Art by You at Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio in Barrington RI! FromRead More newborns and hand prints to grandparents alike, everyone LOVES to get creative! Open Saturday 11AM-5PM and Sunday 1-5PM Call 401 247-1397 Located at 33 Kent St., corner of Sowams and Kent, Barrington RI visit online www.weirdgirlcreations.com A substance free, family friendly activity.
Anne Marie Keohane March 14, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Irish Story Time on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, at Symposium Books in East Greenwich. 1pm AND 4pm.Read More See you soon!
Chris March 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Smithfield HS performance of Wizard of Oz Saturday & Sunday. Featuring the HS Music Department,Read More 3rd graders from all Smithfield Elementary Schools & Pogo a rescue dog adopted from Friends of Homeless Animals! https://www.facebook.com/events/829126550436944/
The chocolate bacon bar on the menu at Tavern on Broadway in Newport. (Submitted photo)
Carol Morris February 7, 2014 at 08:13 am
I have been making chocolate covered bacon....the same way I make chocolate covered strawberries,Read More after I had them in a chocolate store in N.H. it's really good!!!!!!!
Chris Christensen February 7, 2014 at 10:32 am
We may just have to make the trip from Texas to Newport to check this out!
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Catherine Munson January 19, 2014 at 08:39 am
This is a very helpful article that gives parents a starting point to share the lifetime work of Dr.Read More Martin Luther King Jr. with their children. It is as important now as it was when he was alive. This year, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act in the USA.
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Michael Sweitzer January 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Parent's are not protective enough living in a society of predators that lurk around in places oneRead More would not even imagine. Children go missing every year in great numbers, so why would you not do what you must to protect their innocence? I can't count enough fingers for how many times I've seen children completely afar from their parents with the parents completely unattentive and often in in la-la land with a care only about what they themselves are engaged in whether it be conversation or playing around with their smartphone. Selfishness and narcisism has truly gripped society. Not long ago, I was in a local Wal-mart (I'm not singling out Wal-mart here. Big stores are just a typical favorite hangout for predators) with my Wife and Son, and in the kids toy section there stands this young boy no more than 3 years old. He was engaged by the toys of course. I look around... no parent. I look up and down the neighboring isles... no parent. No parent across the way... just nowhere to be found. I mention it to my Wife. I ask other people nearby "Is this your child?" (the responses amazed me - but more on that later). My concerns grow, so I crouch down near the little boy and I ask him where his Mommy or Daddy is? No real answer, he wasn't sure. He just looked at me, pointing to the toys. So I look around again for his parent and/or guardian being sure I don't stray too far from him. No one around nor even close by except for people I already asked. I see an employee for the store and I tell her the details. The employee calls it in and they make it a priority matter. Moments later, Mom arrives on the scene and erupts with a statement that she was here all along just across the way in the Women's clothing section and that her son is "just fine" and just fine by himself. The women's section by the way was more than 40 to 50 feet from where we were. Apparently on her approach back to retrieve her Son, she overheard the discussion between myself and the store employee. And she (the Mom) says, quote -"If someone was to grab him and take him, he would bite and kick and punch that person". I was dumbfounded and enraged and spoke my mind which anyone with two sense can imagine what I said and commented upon. She commented that she appreciated the concern, but that she doesn't require any parental guidance. Well, you could have fooled me. This is the dumbing down of society is folks. Keep eating those GMO's and drinking that flouride! And if someone truly believes that a 3 year old can defend him or herself against a predator, the future is bleak. Many abductions of young innocent children is done by a gentle lure. Nothing aggressive. It's documented. Stepping back to the situation -I say to myself, If I was a predator, that moment would have been the prime opportunity. The young boy easily walked off with the store employee. So what would stop him from walking off with another? So whether your children are 3, or 8 or 15 and until they are sufficiently aware of their surroundings and the potential threats this world bares, a parent can never be protective enough. I'll be protective of my Son when he's 30! Regarding the comments from others I inquired about whether this was their child or not I was again floored. No one else seemed to offer any concern or even engage in helping. How very, very sad the road that we are heading down. I pray for that little boy and for his parents that their lives remain safe and there is some awakening of how important it is to protect your children.