LOCAL EVENTS

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…

Special Night For Everyone at the North Kingstown Special Olympics Christmas Party

A few weeks back, the NK Blog reported on a night of music with local North Kingstown teens.  These talented teens played guitar, drums, sang, and did sketches in front of a lively crowd, showcasing to all how talented our North Kingstown teens are.  The night was also about cultivating civic pride and generating donations…

NK Teen Open Mic Night – Celebrating Talented NK Teen Musicians

The NK Teen Open Mic Night, hosted by the North Kingstown Marketing Company, was a huge success.  The event occurred at the North Kingstown Town Beach’s Cold Spring Community Center on Thursday, November 10th.  Teenage musicians living in North Kingstown and surrounding areas were invited to showcase their talents in a safe, friendly open mic…

North Kingstown Teen Open Mic Night – Thursday November 10th

North Kingstown Schools are blessed to have incredible music programs and music teachers.  My children have all participated in music programs at Fishing Cove Elementary, Wickford Middle School, and now the North Kingstown High School.  At each school level, there are concerts where parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends can attend to listen to the student’s progress…

The Total Gym Gravity Training System – 200 Exercises In One Machine

What most people perceive as strength training exercises in the fitness industry has definitely evolved over the past 50 years.  Some people think of strength training as Olympic plates on a long bar pressed over your head.  Or perhaps pulling a wide bar downward, which has a cable attached to it connected to a weight stack.  Or,…

Attention North Kingstown Business Owners, I Have $75 To Spend By October 15

This past spring, I was lucky to represent Wickford Little League as AAA division manager.  Our team had a great fan base – moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends.  Every game we played the fans cheered, the players got better and better, and it was truly a very special experience.  At the end of…