Author: Gabrielle Finch

What’s that for, Anyway?

My favorite thing to do when my parents pulled into a parking spot at the Deerfield Park playground, was to make a beeline straight for the swings, and eagerly await one of them to push me. I could stay on the swings for hours. I know that many of you

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Resident of the Month- Gianna Del Monico

Gianna Del Monico, a 2024 Rhode Island College Graduate, is on her way to making a difference in the world. She will be attending Roger Williams University School of Law in August, on a scholarship from the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, to pursue her passion in Law. Alongside juggling all

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Let’s Go for a Hike

Blink and you’ll miss it! Nestled behind the Smithfield Police Department, at 5 Waterview Drive, is a hidden gem of Smithfield, the Leo Bouchard Conservation Center. The center is a collaboration between The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, Smithfield Conservation Commission, Smithfield Land Trust, and Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries, with the

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Running Bases and Catching Dreams

A huge congratulations are for the Community College of Rhode Island’s softball team, which traveled to Chattanooga, TN, to play in the NCAA Division III World Series in May. Not only did the girls finish sixth in the nation, but this is the first time the team has been nationally

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A Passion for Change

Put your hands together for Leo Chabot. A 15-year-old Smithfield High School student who was recently recognized for all his hard work, academic achievements, leadership skills, and passion for environmental science and conservation studies. Leo received an invitation to represent Smithfield as a National Student Delegate at this year’s Washington

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She Can Customize That!

Brie Finch Alison Rich is the owner of True North Creations, a local small business that specializes in personalized and customized items, from apparel to water bottles, and everything in between! Alison has been crafting as a hobby for what seems like forever. It all began when she found herself

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Support Your Local Artists

Gabrielle Finch Meet Veronica McLaren. A talented artist, who took her passion and love for art and turned it into Starina’s Art, an art venture*, where she shares her work in hopes of connecting with the community. I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with Veronica about her

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Celebrating Pleasant View Elementary School

This is brave. This is proof. This is who I’m meant to be. This is me. The Greatest Showman The air buzzed with excitement January 31, 2024, at Pleasant View Elementary, as students, staff, and special guests prepared to celebrate the school’s Special Olympics National Banner renewal. Back in 2020,

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Finding Your Purpose

What should I do with my life? What’s my purpose? Do these questions sound familiar? Deciding whether the path you’ve chosen is the right one, or figuring out which is more important—money or happiness—can seem daunting. So how do you know when you’ve found your calling? Or even, what’s the

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