Town of North Smithfield

October 1, 2021

 

 

REVISED

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Every Wednesday from 3 P.M. - 7 P.M. at the OLQM/Monsignor Gadoury School in Woonsocket, RI

Walk-in or Register on-line at vaccinateri.org

 

This clinic is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is for people age 12 or older only. If you are registering to receive an additional (third) dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine / Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you attest that you have a medical condition that causes moderate to severe immunosuppression.

 

PFIZER ONLY

Booster/third dose available at the above mentioned clinic for those vaccinated individuals that are immunocompromised* or have an underlying medical condition**

 

*immunocompromised is defined as having a medical condition that causes moderate to severe immunosuppression.

**underlying medical conditions at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19

 
 

 

 

North Smithfield Heritage Association Newsletter

 
 

 

     

“HAMILTON” Ticket Fund Raiser 

 

If you’ve been wanting to see the Broadway hit show Hamilton, but haven’t been able to secure tickets, here’s your chance while supporting a great cause! 

 

MEANS, the Music Education Association of North Smithfield (the high school parents music booster organization), is raffling two tickets to see the Tony Award winning production at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday evening, December 3, 2021. The seats are spectacular, Orchestra Center, Golden Circle at a value of over $400.   

 

But that’s not all! You will also be entered to win two other prizes, the first being a chance to play the “whip” in a performance of “Sleigh Ride” at the winter holiday concert, or you can win a visit from the North Smithfield HS Christmas carolers. If you are not a resident of North Smithfield, you can “gift” your caroling prize to a resident! 

 

Only 300 tickets are being sold, so act quickly! Here’s how you can win. Go to the MEANS Facebook page, the NS school website or Facebook page, or on the town newsletter page that will be direct you to a secure site that will allow you to buy as many tickets, at $20 each, as you would like. If you are not a winner, your donation is tax deductible! 

 

This fund raiser is being held to assist in the student Disney trip being held in the Spring of 2022. MEANS is dedicated to the student musicians of North Smithfield music programs, giving them the support needed for success. They are a parent group that assists all facets of the music programs including volunteering at all music events: assisting in uniform distribution, marching in parades, working at the concerts, chaperoning trips as well as competitions, purchases, etc. In past years the organization has helped purchase new band uniforms, refurbish the Steinway Grand piano and many other activities. 

 

Please consider helping this worthwhile fundraiser, and You, just might be in the Hamilton audience! 

 

Here’s the link: 

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLCK99HTGCXZE/checkout/N6MG7G7OCIUZ7SYPVGHRYHRR  

 

 
 

 

 

“Brainstorming for 2022” – “What Worked & Didn’t Work in 2021” Pumpkinfest Recap Meeting

 

October 20th,2021  6:00pm-7:00pm.

 

Di Ranslow is inviting you to join our meeting at;

R & R Machine Industries, Inc., 147 Industrial Dr., North Smithfield, RI or via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8595352356?pwd=SG9FWTJubU5CZ1hOaVltTFVnbHF2dz09

Meeting ID: 859 535 2356

Passcode: 2bGmsc

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Earlier this month, Composer Steve Gilbane arranged for his main theme of the historical documentary series SLATERSVILLE to be recorded by a live orchestra on the other side of the world in Budapest, Hungary.

Below is the filmed recording session. Enjoy!

 

https://vimeo.com/605854292

 

 

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

 

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

 

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

 

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Where: North Smithfield Police Department

*there is a bin year round at the North Smithfield Police Department

 
 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield is seeking volunteer members for the following committees:

 

  • Asset Management Committee (appointed by Town Council)
  • Public Art Advisory Committee (appointed by Town Council)
  • Sewer Commission (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Council)

 

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Joanne Buttie at 401-767-2200 ext. 326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Submit your application and letter of intent to:

 

The Town Clerk

83 Greene Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 
 

 

 

Good News from Aging Well, Inc.

Classes are once again being offered at Scouters Hall in North Smithfield, 3 extra classes have been added! We will be adhering to all RI Department of Health Covid-19 regulations to keep everyone safe. The number of class participants will be limited for social distancing. Please call Aging Well Inc at 401-766-3734 for information, and to register for classes.

 

Scouters Hall Class Schedule

 

Monday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold with Fran

11:15 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Chair Exercise with Fran

 

Tuesday 1:30 P.M. Mindfulness/Meditation with Diane

 

Thursday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold With Fran

11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Aging Gracefully & Gratefully with Diane

1:30 P.M.-2:15 P.M. Keep Moving with Steve

 

Friday 12:30 P.M. -1:15 P.M. Line Dancing with Fran

1:30 P.M. -2:15 P.M. Ballroom Dancing with Fran

 

Scouters Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield, RI

Senior Services of RI

 
 

 

 

 

Click here to visit the Alcoholics Resource Center

 

Our site offers a 24/7 confidential helpline, as well as an extensive list of local AA meetings.

 
 

 

 

North Smithfield Food Pantry

 

October pick-up dates:

 

Tuesday, October 19th and 26th @ 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 23rd and 30th @ 10:00 AM

 

The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents.

You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. You can attend the Food Pantry all four times it is open per month.

The Pantry is located at the Slatersville Congregational Church

UCC on the Common.

Due to the pandemic, the food is distributed through a drive through at the church. Please stay in your car and line up on Green Street and you will be welcomed and instructed. We are also asking clients to please return to mask wearing.

 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356

 

 

 

For the month of October, the Food Pantry is asking for juice, peanut butter and jelly.

Thank you.

 

 

 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Town Council Meeting

83 Greene Street

Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 6:45 P.M.

Agenda

 

Special Planning Board Meeting

83 Greene Street

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.

Agenda

 

Public Art Advisory Board Meeting

83 Greene Street

Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

LIVESTREAMING OPEN MEETINGS

A. Livestreaming for Town Council, Zoning Board and Planning Board: The Town will provide livestreaming for the open meetings of the Town Council, Zoning Board of Review, and Planning Board whenever feasible via YouTube, Zoom, or some other technology. If technical difficulties occur during the livestream of an open meeting, the open meeting will continue to procced as scheduled without livestreaming. (Livestreaming increases public access to public meetings in addition to the right of the public to attend open meetings in person.)

 

B. Public must be physically present to participate. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. who want to participate in an open meeting in any fashion must be physically present at the meeting. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. will not be allowed to participate in an open meeting remotely by offering comment, testimony, or other remarks through virtual means.

 

C. No other Board, Commission, or Committee will be livestreamed: Except as specified above, the Town will not provide livestreaming for any other Board, Commission or Committee.

 

D. Technical Difficulties: If technical difficulties occur during any livestream, the open meeting will continue to proceed as scheduled.

 

E. Meetings of the Town Council, Zoning Board and Planning Board will be livestreamed on the Town’s YouTube page, North Smithfield Town Meetings.

 

North Smithfield YouTube Channel

 

 

 

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