Noel P. Roby

Opening Day for Wickford and North Kingstown American Little League a Huge Success

Amazing turnout for today’s Wickford and North Kingstown American Little League Opening Day Parade.  Teams, coaches, volunteers, and families watched and cheered as the Wickford and North Kingstown Little Leagues marched together.  Kids of all ages braved the chilly conditions as they marched from Wickford Middle School, through Wickford Village and ended up at Wilson…

2nd NK Teen Open Mic Benefits Pennies for Patients Charity

On an otherwise cold and dreary Friday night, a group of 8 North Kingstown’s talented teen musicians warmed the ears, hearts and souls of everyone in attendance at local North Kingstown High School.  The event was the 2nd North Kingstown Teen Musician Open Mic Night.   In organizing the event, my goal was to help shine the light…

NK High School Senior Sara Barker’s Rally for the Jimmy Fund

Since 1948, The Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars in support of the Dana Farber Institute in Boston.  Hundreds of local and national organizations, golf tournaments, road races, and local bake sales have helped raise money for this worthy charity.  It is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox.  According to the official…

North Kingstown High School Presents Oklahoma! This Weekend

What do you get when you have a talented cast of actors, musicians, and production staff coupled with brilliant leadership by the teachers at North Kingstown High School? A fabulous performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!  Students, proud parents, North Kingstown businesses, and musical theater fans were treated to quite an entertaining evening.  With over 50…

Fashion Show For A Cause To Be Held At North Kingstown High School

In my continuing series of articles on North Kingstown High School senior projects, I can’t help but think of the totality of these projects.  Yes, the project is school work and the senior is learning organizational skills, business and marketing practices, and communication skills.  But there are many more layers to the long term benefits…

2nd NK Teen Open Mic Night To Benefit Pennies For Patients Charity

Back in early November, a number of teens, parents, and musicians gathered at the Cold Spring Community Center.  The theme of the night was to promote the talented youth musicians located right here in North Kingstown and to raise money for a great local charity – The North Kingstown Special Olympics.  Teens sang, played guitar,…

The Gym Store Donates Customized Exercise Bike To The Lupus Foundation

For the past decade, I have been lucky to work with incredible visionaries and talented companies in the pre-owned fitness equipment industry.  There are companies that can take a rusted, non-functioning piece of equipment and make it look incredible and run like new.  The re-manufacturing or reconditioning process takes time but the results are very satisfied…

The Water Journey at The Bodhi Spa – Sanitas Per Aquam, Health Through Water

Rachel and I recently visited a fantastic spa in Newport called The Bodhi Spa.  It was also recommended by local health and fitness expert Doug Perron, who is physical therapy assistant and is very in tune with proven therapy methods.  The Bodhi Spa is located on the lower section of Thames St. in Newport, past…

Local Ping Pong Charity Event To Support Boston Children’s Hospital

Living in New England, we are blessed to have so many incredible resources for medical care. Boston, MA has consistently been one of the top areas in not only New England but the entire country when it comes to top medical facilities. And Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the best hospitals for care for…

Rhode Island Power Yoga Helps Local Student’s Senior Project

Rhode Island Power Yoga (RIPY for short) is going to be hosting a charity event for North Kingstown High School senior Ryan O’Donnell’s senior project on Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness.  I was interested to learn more about the yoga studio and their involvement with the charity event.  I recently stopped by Rhode Island Power Yoga’s studio…

Ryan O’Donnell’s Charity Yoga Event To Raise Awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis

One of the great rewards of writing about North Kingstown is getting to know its talented community members.  Some of our community members have owned businesses for years, while others contribute by volunteering their time with a worthy charity.  And in the past year, I have gotten to know some of our very talented youth…

Off Season Baseball Tips From Matt Finlayson of Ocean State Waves

In my quest to learn more about off season baseball conditioning and activities, I connected with local friend and Ocean State Waves President/GM, Matt Finlayson.  Matt and the Ocean State Waves are hosting their 4th Annual Black Tie and Jeans fundraiser event to benefit the Waves and their extended baseball families. Here is Matt on…