Nature & Outdoors

Budlong Pool Set to Open. Wear a Bathing Suit.

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by Josh Wood Friday May 22, 2009

Mayor Fung has announced that Cranston’s Budlong Pool will open this summer after all. There was some question about the pool’s fate, given the city’s current budget problems. It costs about $200,000 to operate the pool for the season. To help ease the financial burden, the pool’s hours will be shortened. Local businesses have also kicked in some funds to keep the pool open.

The opening of the pool averts what could’ve been an outbreak of indecent bathing this summer. Cranston’s ordinances make it clear that bathing in public waters without proper attire will cost you two bucks:

9.04.040 Bathing in public waters.
No person shall, for the purpose of swimming or bathing, unless properly clothed, go into any of the waters of the harbor, rivers, ponds or other waters lying within the limits of the city. Every person violating any of the provisions of this section shall pay a fine of two dollars.

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Tuesday August 28, 2012

The Night Skies in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park offers an island of darkness perfect for viewing the revolving dome of the night sky. Photographers and astronomers are drawn to the park where the Milky Way is so bright it casts shadows.

It’s amazing how much we miss under the orange glow of the street lights.


Friday September 24, 2010

Open Space Up For Grabs

Hey, Floating Deer Head here. I just wanted to let you know that there’s an opportunity for Cranston to protect 50 acres of farmlands and forest on Natick Avenue. The proposal is up for review at this Monday’s city council meeting at 7pm in City Hall. Details on the click.


Friday August 27, 2010

The Season of Bugs

So if you live anywhere near a tree, a garden or a patch of grass, you probably hear what reminds you of a soundtrack to a jungle movie outside your window. They're bugs, and they're great. They really get rolling in the humid August weather and then crescendo towards the end of the month. You possibly also hear your neighbors. They're not in this guide. Re-posted from last year. more

Sunday June 6, 2010

Rough Weather Later Today

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the weather could get all Wizard of Oz this afternoon. If you’re lounging in the kiddie pool or making divots on the links – respect the thunder and head to shelter. Along with the threat of wind and hail, Rhode Island is also... more

Thursday June 3, 2010

This Weekend: Kill Plants

Most nature walks demand a reverence for plants. A special nature walk this Saturday encourages you to smash them. More from Steve Stycos: Unusual Hike A little known pond full of spadderdock, Cranston’s finest graffiti, signs of the flood and a chance to smash invasive species will all be part of a... more