Community Calendar

Tai Chi
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Charlestown

Bridge Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

RI Blood Drive
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hope Valley

GED Prep Classes
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Charlestown

Monday Night Movie
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Charlestown

Strength and Stability
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Charlestown

... View all of today's events

Stay Connected


Is Your Hair made of Donuts?

Last year, according to “The Picture of Children’s Health Rhode Island,” a non-profit organization, conducted the “largest per capita and most synergistic celebration of children’s health, this country has ever seen,” according to Joy Feldman, the organization’s founder. “Let’s keep the momentum going in 2014 and have the smallest state in the country provide the biggest impact on children’s health in the country. And then, let’s take this celebration to the nation.” With that in mind, elementary school children across the state, including the students at Dunns Corner School, read, read, listened to the audio book and then watched the brand new animation of “Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?,” a book that “literally teaches children they are what they eat.” School Nurse Maureen (Nurse Maureen) Place-Downie (wearing the hat) said “A lot of us made crazy donut hats out of paper plates and some protested and made sure they had nutritious food on theirs. We all enjoyed the book and had a great time. We are all pledging here to spread the words of; EAT HEALTHY RI !! and we are hoping to spread the message next year to the rest of the country.”

Here, DCS principal Chris Haskins waits for the video of “Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?” to begin along with his students. Photos courtesy Chandler Place Downie. Look for more in next week’s edition of Front Porch News.

Back to FrontPorch
Top Stories of the Week

Westerly man faces charges in bank robberies …
GROTON — A 32-year-old Westerly man, a bank robbery suspect in Groton and Waterford, appeared in two Washington County courtrooms today after being arrested by … more ...

Man sentenced 25 years in fatal hit and run …
STONINGTON — A 31-year-old former Westerly man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison, suspended after eight years served, following a conviction in a … more ...

Marijuana-legalization proponents rally at Calabrese Club …
WESTERLY — Some drivers honked while others appeared taken by surprise as a group advocating the legalization of marijuana walked through the streets of Westerly … more ...

Bradford man, always there for others, now finds himself battling …
BRADFORD — Working hard to support his family is something Leon Tunnicliff has always taken pride in, whether it was working as a contractor, volunteering … more ...

Search underway for new town manager …
WESTERLY — Wanted: A management professional with three to five years of business or public administration experience, as well as knowledge of municipal finance, to … more ...