Featured Articles: November 2019

“Noah Strong” Unites a Caring Community

By Jane Fusco It took less than 72 hours for Noah Antunes to go from a healthy, active 10-year-old boy to cancer patient. It took what seemed like mere seconds for the town of Smithfield to show their support and rally behind their young neighbor. Noah was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, a fast growing non-Hodgkin’s…

Everyone Who Explored the Seven Scenic Walks of Smithfield is a Winner

By Paul Lonardo Beginning in May, The Smithfield Times challenged its readers to get back to nature and learn the backwoods of their town by visiting seven local walking trails. One location was featured each month, and to make this learning adventure more fun, we proposed that hikers and walkers collect one painted rock from…

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony welcomes 60 members

North Providence Police Chief David Tikoian (Class of 1986) delivers keynote speech By Ron Scopelliti Smithfield High School welcomed home one of its own when North Providence Police Chief David Tikoian, a 1986 graduate, served as keynote speaker for the Annual Induction Ceremony of the National Honor Society’s (NHS) Smithfield Chapter. Taking place on Wednesday,…

Nourishing The Body And Soul

By Jim Ignasher It may be hard for some to imagine that there are those in Smithfield who don’t get enough to eat, yet it’s true. This is evidenced by the number of people who come seeking assistance from local churches as well as the town of Smithfield’s Department of Human Services. Those who volunteer…

The Serenity and Beauty of Crystal Lake Golf Club is Unmatched

By Paul Lonardo Crystal Lake Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-71 semi-private course located in pastoral Burrillville, has been in operation since 2003. However, owners Kevin and Cindy Bliss offer much more than an afternoon of golf, with accommodations that include a roomy clubhouse and fully-stocked pro shop. Their restaurant and tavern have been in full…

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