PAWTUCKET â€” In addition to their â€śreading, writing and 'rithmetic,â€ť the city's school children are also learning about healthier eating. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service just announced that the Pawtucket School District has received the HealthierUS Schools Challenge Award for eight of its elementary schools.
With two city elementary schools, Curvin McCabe and Cunningham, having received the HealthierUS Schools Challenge Award last year, this means that all of the city's elementary schools have been recognized for excellence in nutrition and physical activity.
Josephine L. Godek
LINCOLN- Josephine L. "JOJO" Godek 88, of William Street passed away Sunday December 12, 2010 at Home and Hospice Care of RI. She was the beloved wife of Laurence J. Godek. They were married for 65 years.
Born in the Crompton section of West Warwick she was a daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary (Kawa) Zaborski. She lived in Lincoln for the past 56 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
JoJo retired as a Store Manager for both the Outlet Co. and Cherry And Webb Stores.
Clarice L. Osborne
DURHAM: Ms. Clarice Longworth Osborne, age 98, passed away at Hock Family Pavilion on December 11, 2010. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late William and Martha Longworth Osborne. She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Bell Osborne, her brother, William James Osborne and her nephew, William James Osborne, Jr.
William S. King Jr.
PAWTUCKET, William S. King Jr. 80, passed away Sunday December 12, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family.He was the husband of Phyllis (Lincoln) King, they were married for 60 years.
William was born in Providence on January 7, 1930 and grew up in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area. He was the son of the late William Sr. and Mary (Kenny) King.
Blanche Y. McConnell
PAWTUCKET: Blanche Y. McConnell, 92, passed peacefully at home on December 13, 2010. She was the wife of the late George W. McConnell.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Edouard and Daisy (Dubuque) Peloquin.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Sampers of Lincoln and Janet Riendeau of Pawtucket and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late George R. McConnell and Martin R. McConnell.
LINCOLN â€“ It was all Lincoln High all the time on Monday night at the Lionsâ€™ Den.
Lincoln seized control midway through the first half and never looked back in an eventual 56-41 triumph over Shea in the Division II opener for both schools. The Lions closed the opening half on a game-turning 20-4 run that saw Kent Crooksâ€™ team go from down 12-7 to up 27-16 at recess.
PAWTUCKET â€” As program director Jim Gillen knows firsthand, it can be very difficult for someone trying to recover from drug or alcohol abuse to find new ways to live, work and socialize. The new Anchor Recovery Community Center in downtown Pawtucket aims to provide some much-needed ballast to those who feel like they are struggling with sobriety.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Jim Hoyt, the CEO of the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club, has a vision of taking the two existing preseason boysâ€™ basketball tournaments in the city â€“ the James W. Donaldson Memorial Tournament and the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament â€“ and combining the tradition each one represents. The end result would be an all-inclusive tournament that would serve as the perfect wet-your-whistle appetizer for league play.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Since the Big East expanded to 16 teams in 2005, taking home Player of the Week kudos has been an honor normally doled out to All-American candidates/NBA prospects. With that in mind, itâ€™s not every day a Providence College player is bestowed with the conferenceâ€™s top weekly award.
Monday saw the Big East lavish Player of the Week praise upon PC senior Marshon Brooks. The swingman averaged 31.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games last week, leading the Friars to a 2-1 mark.
Denise R. King
CENTRAL FALLS- Denise R. King 57, of Dexter Street passed away Tuesday December 7, 2010 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Rita (Fontaine) Szwed. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Denise was employed as a Receptionist for Lincoln Urgent Care.
She was the loving mother of Glenna King of Central Falls and Dennis G. King and his wife Dawn of Fall River, MA. She also leaves 3 cherished granddaughters. She was the beloved companion of Patrick J. Szlashta Jr. of Central Falls.
Mary A. Devaney
CENTRAL FALLS- Mary A. Devaney 100, formerly of Perry Street passed away Saturday December 11, 2010 at Eastgate Nursing and Recovery Center in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Devaney.
Born in Oxford, MA she was a daughter of the late Walenty and Anna (Szymanski) Kaczynski. She lived in Central Falls most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed by the former J.P. Coats Inc. for 8 years and later for the former Central Braid as a Supervisor for 40 years. She was a communicant of Holy Spirit Catholic Community of Central Falls.
CENTRAL FALLS. Gladys Sartini 90, of Fletcher Street, passed into eternal rest on Sunday after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Edward Sartini Sr.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late William B. and Carrie (Taylor) Hotchkiss. She lived all of her life in Central Falls.
Charles E. Calverley
PAWTUCKET - Charles E. Calverley, 80, of Gill Avenue in Pawtucket, formerly of Park Street and Young Street in Pawtucket, died on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. He was the longtime loving husband of Margaret A. (Burchard)Calverley, to whom he was married on April 27, 1957 at the Sacred Heart Church in East Providence.
Born in Providence on March 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Frederick Calverley and Nellie (Kilburn) Calverley. He was a 1948 graduate of Hope High School in Providence.
Arline M. Ferland
PROVIDENCE - Our beloved Arline M. Ferland, 80 of Punta Gorda FL and Providence, RI passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Epoch Assisted Living Center on Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI. She will be dearly missed.
High school football and basketball seasons tend to blend together these days. Super Bowl games are contested in early December while basketball teams practice without a few key players, waiting for point guards and forwards to put down the pigskin and pick up the roundball.
When Woonsocket and St. Raphael Academy met in the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament championship game on Saturday night, several football players from each school were trying to shake off the rust and get into the flow of their winter sport.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Minutes before the Central Falls Fire Department's Engine 2 arrived in front of the Holy Spirit Parish at approximately 9:30 a.m., Saturday â€” with Fire Chief Rene R. Coutu's American flag-draped casket laying on the hose bed â€” State Rep. Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť Crowley stood on the church steps, explaining exactly what he meant to her.
Seven-month-old Jack Crossley, of Cumberland, doesn't quite know what to make of his very first visit with Santa during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, hosted by Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee at Cumberland Town Hall Friday evening. Family and friends gathered around to take pictures. Little Jack didn't seem to mind all the attention.
PROVIDENCE â€” Itâ€™s very good to be Marshon Brooks these days.
To the Providence College senior, the basket must seem as large and as inviting as Narragansett Bay on a summerâ€™s day. The prodigious scoring outputs are quickly becoming a regular feature, as Saturday saw Brooks once again torch the strings with great frequency.
PAWTUCKET â€” A Providence County grand jury on Thursday handed up several indictments involving local residents, including one for a Pawtucket man accused in the beating death of his girlfriend last summer.
Armando Garcia, 31, of 468 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, is accused of killing 30-year-old Brooke Lee Verdoia last June in a violent domestic disturbance at her house at 17 Rufus St. in Pawtucket. Verdoia's two-year-old child was asleep in the house at the time of the incident.
PAWTUCKET â€” Tolman and Shea put on quite a show for the fans on Friday night during the championship game of the James W. Donaldson Memorial Tournament.
The Tigers and Raiders went toe-to-toe in the second half as Shea rallied to take a 44-43 lead with 1:42 left in the game. Tolman responded with a pair of steals that iced a 48-45 victory.