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The Paramount MP 2.0 Multi Gym – Compact, Durable, Effective Machine

If you are in the market this spring for a compact, effective machine for strength training, look no further than the Paramount Fitness Multi Gym 2.0.  Multi gym means more than one exercise or station in a single machine.  Multi gyms are ideal for exercisers with limited space – a home gym basement, an apartment…

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…

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…

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 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…

Hidden Figures – A Must See Biopic on the American Dream

The challenge every biopic film has is mixing fact with Hollywood’s influence.  A biopic film is based on actual events, recent or historical, which give depth to the story through interesting dialogue and sometimes sensationalism of these events.  It is the filmmaker’s task to educate the audience, whether they were alive during the events or…

The Cybex 770T Treadmill – Performance, Style, Durability

Cybex International, now part of the Life Fitness group, has been producing quality cardio and strength equipment for decades.  I was first introduced to Cybex products at Springfield College, which had a student fitness center which included Cybex bikes, treadmills, and benches.  Being in the fitness industry for close to 20 years, I have seen…

An Interview With Sean Maloney – Parenting, Baseball, and Why You Should Attend the Jog For Julie Event

I have known Sean Maloney for more than 30 years.  We grew up here in North Kingstown, a year apart, and played recreation sports like basketball and baseball with and against each other.  Sean was a standout on the baseball team I was lucky enough to be part of at North Kingstown High School.  As…

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A Community Radio Station for North Kingstown?

Letter to the Editor: When congress passed the Local Community Radio Act, it brought about one of the biggest opportunities in U.S. history for nonprofits and community organizations to affordably access the air waves. In the capitol city, Providence Community Radio will be launching shortly on 101.1 FM. Nonprofits have the chance to apply for…

A Health Club Blog Is A Valuable Marketing Tool For Recruiting and Retaining Members

When I first started in the health club business back in 1994, marketing concepts revolved around mailers, cold calls, promotional events, and word of mouth.  At the YMCA I worked at in Western Massachusetts, we didn’t have a huge marketing budget, so we created flyers by hand and made copies of exercises found in text…

A barbecue to say "Thanks" at the North Kingstown Food Pantry

The North Kingstown Food Pantry Thanks Its Volunteers at 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day

The North Kingstown Food Pantry celebrated their 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day with a cook-out at the Little Red School House. About 50 volunteers and their families showed up to enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs provided by the Pantry Board of Directors. The Food Pantry is operated entirely by unpaid volunteers and one part-time staff coordinator.…