Easter Sunday Mass

Posted 4/12/23

Saint David’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church announced that the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, will celebrate this year’s Easter Sunday …

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Easter Sunday Mass


Saint David’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church announced that the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, will celebrate this year’s Easter Sunday service at the church at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2022. The service of Holy Eucharist will be offered in person, masks optional and will also be livestreamed through the St. David’s website. All are welcome to attend.


Reptile Adventure

Join the Pontiac Free Library on April 18 at 2 p.m. for Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure! This is an exciting interactive program that both entertains and educates people of all ages about the mysterious world of reptiles and amphibians. Please call (401) 737-3292 to register or via our website


Driving for a Cure

Please join the Cranston Country Club for the Gregory Rubino Memorial Golf Tournament on June 25. The club is “Driving for a Cure” at Cranston Country Club, and all proceeds go to benefiting the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Spots are filling up fast so please register now to secure yours. Leran more and register at


Local Cleanups

The Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association in conjunction with the Pawtuxet Village Association is sponsoring a cleanup of Stillhouse Cove and Pawtuxet Park on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. RSVP required. Additionally, Ward 2 Council Member Aniece Germain is sponsoring a Doric Park cleanup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23. Contact Aniece ( with questions. Lastly, Ward 5 Council Member Chris Paplauskas is hosting a Meschanticut Lake cleanup on April 24. Meet at 1 p.m. in the Cranston West High School parking lot. Contact Chris ( with questions.


CHSE Class of 2023 Yard Sale

The Cranston High School East class of 2023 will host a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 outside Cranston East, 899 Park Ave. If you are interested in renting a table, please contact Ms. Bell at to sign up – it is $20 to rent a table space. Set up is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 30. Proceeds go toward helping the junior class raise money.


Comedy Course

If you’ve ever thought of giving stand-up comedy a try, now’s your chance. This $200 Comedy Course kicks off on September 12 for six weeks in Warwick (except Columbus Day). The instructors are John Perrotta, Coleen Galvin Yaroshenko and Rockin’ Joe Hebert. At the end of the course, you’ll take the stage in our graduation show at Rhode Island’s newest comedy hot spot, the Comedy Park in Cranston. We anticipate a full class, so sign up early by calling the Comedy Factory at 401-639-7726.,


Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

The Cranston Hall of Fame is looking for inductees for the class of 2022.  If you or someone you know is a worthy candidate, having graduated from one of Cranston high schools over 10 years ago, and have your mark professionally and in your community, send us your nomination.

The deadline to submit a nomination is April 29. To learn more about the Hall of Fame, or to print out an application, go to, or nomination forms can also be found at:, or under culture.


Spring Cleaning at Sprague Mansion

On April 16 from noon to 3 p.m. join in for the cleaning of the Spring Clean Up/Grounds, located at 1351 Cranston St.

Please dress in outdoor attire and bring gloves, rakes, weed whackers and leaf bags -- if possible. If you can bring along a chainsaw/leaf blower, that is appreciated. Contact: Gregg & Mary at 944-9226.


Pre-K Lottery

The RI State Pre-K lottery is now open. This lottery will run until July 6, and children who will be 4 before Sept. 1 may qualify. To apply, visit


Pasta Dinner Benefit

The St. Mary’s Feast Society will hold a special pasta and meatball dinner to benefit the family, created around MAE Organization For The Homeless’ signature meal, pasta and meat sauce. The event will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on May 14. Tickets are $25 per person and a table of 10 is $200. Tickets are available at the Feast Society.

Bring your family for a hearty pasta dinner complete with garlic bread, salad and dessert! They will have Italian music, a photo booth and awesome raffles!


NAMI-RI: Free Virtual Family-To-Family course begins April 13

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for their Spring 2022 virtual Family-to-Family course which begins on April 13. This is a free, eight-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI-Rhode Island’s Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit or call 401-331-3060 or email


Rotary Club of Cranston to hold Touch a Truck

Save the date! The Cranston Rotary Club will hold its spring Touch a Truck event on May 22 at Garden City Center. More details to follow. Interested in bringing your vehicle? Email the organization at


Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Come join the “Rocky Point Pacers” for a walk around Rocky Point every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 a.m., weather permitting. They meet at the gate on Rocky Point Avenue. Get some sunshine and burn off some holiday pounds.


Prepare RI High School Internships Program

Calling all RI public high school juniors: The 2022 PrepareRI High school Internship Program is accepting applications to participate in on-site/in-person, paid summer experiential learning internships with local employers across the state.

This program will help you earn, learn and connect with employers across Rhode Island. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit for more information.


Arts Scholarships for youth now open to register.

Do you know a student aged 11 - 14 who loves to create and to perform? Encourage them to apply to our ARTS Scholarships 2022 program. Applications and guidelines are now available at

The ARTS Scholarships 2022 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund with support from WPRI 12 and Ocean State Charities Trust, offers young artists an opportunity to participate in local summer arts education program that will broaden their experience in their chosen area of study.

Qualified students must be aged 11 - 14 by June 1 of this year and reside in and attend school in Rhode Island.


Did you know?

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Keep your day and celebrate and quite often the day (or around that day) there are cleanups (Source: Earth Day Facts)

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