The Observer, Smithfield & West

After four years, Smithfield residents question why Slacks Pond Beach is still closed

SMITHFIELD - Smithfield resident Albert Bruno stands on Slacks Pond Beach during a brilliant summer afternoon - gesturing toward its tranquil waters and the partially grass-covered peninsula. “This... more

Veteran Corvese honored by France for role in D-Day

SMITHFIELD – Before Ernest Corvese began telling his story of landing on Omaha Beach in France on D-Day, he paused, lowered his head, and took a deep breath. Corvese, a native of Providence, was... more

Council discusses time limit for public comments at meetings

SMITHFIELD – The July 12 Town Council meeting might have ended 45 minutes earlier had one resident not been permitted to deliver a rambling speech about a range of topics related to zoning and... more

DEM confirms bobcat sighting in Scituate

SCITUATE – Video footage from a Scituate resident’s “nature cam” that captured a wild cat strolling through the woods in her backyard has caused a debate about whether the animal could be a bobcat or... more

Scituate Land Trust seeks member

SCITUATE – The Scituate Town Council is seeking a member for the Scituate Land Trust, to be appointed for a five-year term. The Land Trust has the authority to acquire, hold and manage real property... more

Victory Day memorial service in Graniteville

JOHNSTON – The Graniteville WWII Veterans Foundation will celebrate its 16-year anniversary at its annual Victory Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 13. The memorial service begins at 11 a.m. at the... more

Antique and Classic Car Show set for Aug. 14

SCITUATE – Knights of Columbus Council 7110 will host an Antique and Classic Car Show at Hopkins field, Danielson Pike, on Sunday, Aug. 14. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon. Awards begin at 3 p.m... more

Birthday Club

Aug. 11 Dan Lepore, Happy Birthday from all your friends at The Breeze! Aug. 17 Christopher Max Nicynski, Happy 11th B’day. We love you – Mommy and Poppy. Aug. 18 Seighin Chippendale, Happy 16th... more

Music on the Hill returns Aug. 4

SMITHFIELD – Music On The Hill, a local sunset concert series, returns on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m., to The Village at Waterman Lake, 715 Putnam Pike. “Illusions,” the band of Tim Hart, will... more

Lions Club hosts Summer Sizzler Dinner Dance

SCITUATE – The Scituate Lions Club will host a Summer Sizzler Dinner Dance on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Cranston Country Club. Cash bar at 6:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Dance to the... more

Foster Library hosts book sale this weekend

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will host a book sale on Friday, July 29, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 401-... more

Exercise Your Mind at Hope Library Thursday

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host Exercise Your Mind on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Engineer your own Dancing Robot or Balancing Buddy. This program is for families with... more

Interactive Music with Miss Kate on Aug. 2

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host an Interactive Music program with Miss Kate on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. Visit or call 401-647-... more

Build catapults and paper airplanes Aug. 1

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Leonardo da Vinci Catapults and Paper Airplanes, on Monday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Join... more

Yoga Fun for kids at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Yoga Fun on Friday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. The class will be led by Nora Brennan. She will use movement and story to help children... more

Monday Matinee at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host its Monday Matinee for adults on Monday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. The film to be shown is “Race.” There will be a second showing of the... more

Annuities 101 offered tonight

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Annuities 101: Understanding Annuities, on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by financial advisor Jan C. Hilfer, of Edward... more

Mystery Book Club meets Tuesday

SMITHFIELD – The Greenville Library Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Aug., 2, at 1:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Plain Truth,” by Jodi Picoult. For more information, call 401-949-3630.