IN THE COMMUNITY

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…

K Performance Baseball – Mark Cahill, Batting Cages, And Proven Results

I was first introduced to Mark Cahill when my oldest son, Spencer, took part in a developmental fall baseball program about 7 years ago.  Cahill, a local baseball instructor and former minor league pitcher, ran a program at Wilson Park helping young players on the basics of hitting, pitching, and fielding.  At the time, I had…

North Kingstown’s Chad Mansolillo Senior Project To Benefit RBI Program

Two of my favorite subjects to write about are baseball and the good deeds of North Kingstown residents, especially the youth of NK.  As the press agent for Wickford Little League, I love hearing about ball players (past and present) who are not only continuing with baseball, but also serving their community through volunteerism and…

Getting Ready for Wickford Little League Using the Hit-A-Way® Station

Opening Day for the 2017 Wickford Little League season is just a few short months away.  Yes, I know, it is January 1st.  Yes, I know the temperature outside is hovering around 30 degrees.  Yes, most of us are still in football or basketball or indoor track mode.  However, there is no shame is working…

An Interview with Jason LeClair, Artist Extraordinaire, RISD Instructor

In yesterday’s NK Blog, I wrote about my son Griffin’s incredible experience at RISD’s Young Artist Program.  Griffin has learned advanced techniques, theory, and skills which will further his drawing and cartooning.  His instructor, once a teenage cartoonist, now the instructor is Jason LeClair.  I recently caught up with Jason on cartooning, the program, and…