Most nature walks demand a reverence for plants. A special nature walk this Saturday encourages you to smash them. More from Steve Stycos:
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 unusual hike along the Pawtuxet River Saturday morning June 5. The walk will start at 9:30 AM at the corner of Park View Boulevard and Weingrof Boulevard in Cranston (meet at the railroad tracks). The one mile walk will end at the farmers market and rides back will be available. This is a good walk for kids. Long pants are recommended. For more information call Steve Stycos at 461-2618. Those needing a return ride should leave a message so we will know if a second car will be needed.
This week’s Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market will include a cooking demonstration and a visit from Congressman Jim Langevin.
Congressman Langevin will visit the market at 10:00 AM. He will stay about 45 minutes to speak with people individually or in small groups. Meanwhile, Edgewood’s Maureen Morgan, former owner of Morgan’s Fancy, will be doing a cooking demonstration with free samples.
Next week, June 12, the market will be held in the parking lot of William Hall Library. This will only be for June 12 because Gaspee Days makes it impossible to use the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet site.
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.
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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.more
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
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
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