Due to the Independence Day holiday next week, the Cranston Herald will be mailed to subscribers and delivered to distribution locations on Thursday, July 5.
Yard sale this Saturday!
The Edgewood Congregational Church yard and bake sale, postponed from last weekend due to weather, will be held this Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds at 1788 Broad St. in Cranston.
Many new items have been added during the last week. Proceeds of the sale help the church with their outreach program in the community.
How does your garden grow?
The Edgewood Community Garden at Cherry Woods has garden plots available for Cranston residents. The plots are at Edgewood Highland School at the corner of Salisbury Court and Pawtuxet Avenue. Plots are 4 feet by 16 feet. Participants must pay $20 for water and sign an agreement promising to not use pesticides or commercial fertilizer and abide by certain rules. To receive a plot, interested persons should contact Councilman Steve Stycos at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the agreement and then send it and $20 to Lisa Gibb, 45 Rhodes Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905.
Blood and Marrow Drive dedicated to Miranda
Miranda Petrella, a 17-year-old student at Cranston High School West, was looking forward to her senior prom in early June and then graduation a couple of weeks later. Feeling tired, she went to the doctor and was dealt a terrible blow when she was diagnosed with leukemia.
Petrella and her family are determined to make sure she can fulfill her dream of going to culinary school and becoming a chef. They are hosting a Blood and Marrow Drive in her honor through the Rhode Island Blood Center. To donate in Petrella’s name, use sponsor code #3179 at any Rhode Island Blood Center
blood drive or come to the Cranston Police Department, located at 5 Garfield Ave., on July 3 to make a donation.
Miss USA to read to children
Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo will appear at the Cranston Public Library for a special story time on July 6. Her appearance at the library is part of a citywide homecoming celebration to honor her pageant victory. This program will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Central Library located at 140 Sockanosset Cross Road. Registration is required for this program and seating is limited. Call 943-9080 ext. 117 to register.
Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo is a native of Cranston and is the first ever titleholder from Rhode Island.
Garden City announces new additions
Home furnishings/lifestyle retailer Pottery Barn is opening a new store in Garden City Center, as part of the first phase of a plan by The Wilder Companies to expand, reconfigure and redevelop the historic shopping center.
Also happening in Garden City, in time for Thanksgiving, Williams-Sonoma will open a newly expanded store in a new location at Garden City Center, diagonally across from its current store. The new 5,400-square foot store is approximately 40 percent larger than Williams Sonoma’s current space and will feature the company’s newest exterior design.
Later this month, Ann Taylor will be opening its second store at Garden City Center. With its arrival at Garden City Center, Ann Taylor joins its sister store, LOFT. The Ann Taylor at Garden City Center grand opening will be celebrated with an in-store shopping event for clients and the public on July 7 from 1 to 5 p.m., including a DJ, refreshments, sweets, raffles and a gift with any purchase over $100.
T’s opens new location
T’s Restaurant, with its origins in Cranston, celebrates 30 years with the launch of a new Summer Home, called T’s Narragansett. Located in the Salt Pond Plaza, at 91 Point Judith Road, T’s has opened the doors to their new restaurant with a slightly different “by the bay” setting.
Angelnook Gallery closing
The Angelnook Gallery, located at 1591, will be closing their doors as of July 26. The Angelnook Gallery will live on as an online gallery, but the space in Cranston will be closed. Due to the closing, they have cancelled their Spirit in Nature Show.
Did you know?
Fourth of July is around the corner and did you know that 31 municipalities have “liberty” in their names? The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, was Liberty, Mo. (29,149). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.
Thirty-five places have “eagle” in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas, with a population of 26,248 and 11 places have “independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo., with a population of 116,830.
Nine places have “freedom” in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pa., with a population of 4,464. Only one place has “patriot” in its name. Patriot, Ind., has a population of 209. (Source: Census.gov)
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