Happy Father's Day!

Town of North Smithfield

June 14th, 2019

Father's Day Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

Today, my newsletter message is short and simple.

 

First, please take time to view the North Smithfield High School video that is in today’s message from School Superintendent St. Jean in the first post below. The photos from graduation are a wonderful remembrance of another fine class.  But please take the time to see the video which speaks volumes of why North Smithfield High is respected as one of ours state’s best education opportunities.

 

Second, Happy Father’s Day to every father and father figure in NS and beyond.

 

 

 
 
 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NORTH SMITHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2019

 

Message from School Superintendent, Michael St. Jean: It is an honor and privilege to share with you a short video and photo albums of our 2019 High School Graduates. They leave us with NSHS ranked as one of the top five public high schools in the State. These 104 NSHS graduates earned approximately 1.2 million dollars in scholarship money for the colleges and universities they will attend this fall, once again showing the value of a North Smithfield education.

 

Click Here for the North Smithfield High School Video

Click Here for Photos of the Class of 2019 Ceremony on June 6, 2019

Click Here for Photos of the Presentation of the Diplomas

Click Here for Photos of the Class of 2019 Celebrating

Click Here for the Photos of the North Smithfield Senior Walk at the Elementary School

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate.

You can download and fill out your application by

CLICKING HERE

 
 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

  • Slatersville Cemetery Tour: Friday, June 14 at 6:00 pm. Meet at Heritage Hall.
  • North Smithfield History Night: Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm Heritage Hall: Chief Two Hawks of the Mashapaug Nehegansett Tribe will present a history of Native Americans in NW RI

 

  • North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour: Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Vinicity of Pound Hill Rd, NS08, NS56, NS05, NS54, NS09. Meet at Kendall Dean School parking lot, 83 Green St, Slatersville. Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and insenct repellent.

 

  • North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour: Saturday, July 6 from 9:00 am -11:00 am. Vinicity of Old Oxford Road, NS58, NS 55, NS 16, NS15, NS17. Meet at Kendall Dean School parking lot, 83 Green St, Slatersville. Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and insenct repellent.

 

 

We have a new website. Please CLICK HERE for all the upcoming news from the NS Heritage Association.

 

The Little Red Schoolhouse is open for visitors monthly, every second and third Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click here for more information

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Camp Phoenix

Year 14: Return of "Once Upon a Time" !

A 9 week traditional summer camp running 

June 18th - August 16th. 

 

 

 

Click here for the Camp Pheonix Website and Registration

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Make A Plan Today!

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

 

Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

  1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? Do you have NIXLE and CODE RED?
  2. What is my shelter plan? In place shelter or our community shelter (do you know where it is?).
  3. What is my evacuation route? We have a map on our website (www. nsema.org)
  4. What is my family/household communication plan? Is it verbal, printed or on your computer or tablet.

 

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.

As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:

  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals (we have a pet plan on the town website) (one for farm animals too)
  • Households with school-aged children

 

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan

Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.

 

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household bi-yearly or yearly.

      There is a saying "Practice Makes Perfect"

       Professional athletes practice, why shouldn’t you?

 

 

 
 
 

 

WHAT IS IN YOUR PET PREPAREDNESS KIT?

 

In honor of National Pet Preparedness Month, North Smithfield Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Northern RI REACT and North Smithfield CERT is encouraging area residents who are pet owners to create an emergency preparedness kit for their pets to ensure complete family readiness during an emergency or disaster.

“Emergencies and disasters come in many forms and could require you to leave your home for an undetermined amount of time,” said Colonel Peter E. Branconnier, director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

“Remember, if it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets, so it’s important to include your pets in your readiness plan.”

To create a pet preparedness kit, ensure the following items are readily available in a safe location:

•   Pet food, water and bowls 

•   Pet carrier, leash and collar

•   Photo of your pet or ID and a photo of you with your pet

•   Immunization, veterinary records and pet medications

•   First Aid Kit

•   Contact list of pet-friendly hotels, veterinarians, and out-of-town friends and family

•   Toys, rope and sanitation bags

To learn more about being prepared before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit

www.nsema.org or the town website. Look for pet disaster planning.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Pawtucket Red Sox July 3rd (with Fireworks!)

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 

Tickets are $10 each. Game starts at 6:05 PM

Enjoy the game against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders. 

Then stay a little bit longer and ENJOY the wonderful FIREWORKS 

put on by the Pawtucket Red Sox!

 

Each Ticket purchased with this link will give Habitat for Humanity funds for us to build an affordable, decent, and safe home!!!

 

http://bit.ly/HFHPawSoxJuly2019

 

 

Created by:

Habitat for Humanity West Bay & Northern RI Inc

 

 

 
 
 

 

SAVE THE DATE

North Smithfield Announces Its 2nd Annual Fireworks Display

 

 

Come join us for our 2nd Annual Fireworks Display

If you missed it last year, you sure don't want to miss it this year!

 

When: Saturday, July 13th

Where: North Smithfield High School

Time: Sunset

 

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200 ext. 301. More information to come!

 

(Presented to you by John Beauregard, the Town of North Smithfield, and your local business community)

 

 

 
 
 

 

The 2019 PumpkinFest Committee officially began preparations and would like you to mark your calendar for our:



13th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate. You can fill out an application by Clicking Here.

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 at R&R Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield.

 

Click Here for more information on the event and a list of the upcoming Committee Meetings.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Our North Smithfield Animal Shelter is in

Need of Volunteers.

 

You can volunteer as many or as few days or hours that you can. Every little bit helps! Volunteering at an animal shelter can be a rewarding experience.

 

Please call the North Smithfield Animal Shelter at 766-0377.

 

 
 

 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Fiber Arts Gathering

 

Every Monday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (except the 1st Monday of the month)

At the Meadows

2 Village Way

North Smithfield, RI

 

  • Join our active group of knitters, crocheters, weavers, darners,quilters and embroiderers.
  • Beginners and experienced are invited. 
  • Come to learn and share.
  • FREE, donations accepted

 

Organized by Engage North Smithfield

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

The flavor of the month for JUNE is 

BAKED BEANS

Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. An additional drop box is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Senior Services, Inc. has provided services to seniors and adults with disabilities residing in Northern Rhode Island since 1975, in accordance with the Congregate Meal Program financed through a grant with R.I. Department of Elderly Affairs. Senior Services, Inc. provides nutritionally balanced lunches five days a week at our meal sites throughout Northern R.I.

Senior Services, Inc. offers activities, entertainment, computer classes, Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups, and Wellness programs, which include a weekly blood pressure clinic and exercise classes.

 

Senior Services, Inc. also offers an Adult Day Care Program ("A Home for the Day"), and a Community Information Specialist who can provide information on eligibility for all state and local programs, including RIPAE.

 

JUNE 2019 Newsletter

 

JUNE 2019 Activity Calendar of Events

 

JUNE 2019 Menu

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM
  • Zumba Gold Thursdays at 10:00 AM

SENIOR SERVICES, INC. SERVES LUNCH IN NORTH SMITHFIELD!

 

Mondays at 11:30 am & 12:30 PM

Thursdays at 11:30 AM

 

Please call in your order by 10am on the Thursday prior to the day(s) on which you plan to attend! Call Senior Services Inc. at (401) 766-3734 with your choice of meal.

Suggested donation is $3.00

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

 

Town Council Meeting

Monday, June 17th @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 18th @ 6:30 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

Municipal Building Review Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, June 18th @ 5:30 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 19th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02876

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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