Electronic Waste, Garden Plots, and Upcoming Book Sale: Update from Steve Stycos

From Ward One Councilmember Steve Stycos:


The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market returns to Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Saturday for our regular season opening and Enviro Day, featuring an electronic waste pick up, composting workshop and booths from numerous environmental groups including Save The Bay, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, the URI watershed model and the URI Master Gardeners. Rain barrels will also be for sale.

The electronic waste pick up is in conjunction with Goodwill Industries. Old computers, TVs, air conditioners, stereos, phones and more will be accepted. A complete list of accepted items is attached to this email.

Donna Dunn of Rhode Island Spa Products will also be at the market this week. She comes once a month with her bath products and lotions. In addition, farmers Mike Dahlquist and Allison Hamel, who organized Enviro Day will have a tent, although it will be several weeks before they have their usual assortment of vegetables.


The annual book sale to benefit the Fratantuono boys college education fund will be held at the June 23 market. Book and CD donations are needed and can be dropped on the porches at 25 Berwick Lane, 10 & 18 Williams Avenue or 37 Ferncrest Avenue, Cranston.


An energetic crew of neighborhood volunteers with financial assistance from the City of Cranston has converted a school parking lot into the Edgewood Community Garden at Cherry Woods. The 5000 square foot garden, located behind Edgewood Highland Elementary School on Pawtuxet Avenue, has 4 X 16 foot plots available for residents of Cranston. Plots are $20/year.

No commercial fertilizers or pesticides are allowed and participants must sign an agreement to abide by a short list of rules.

To sign up for a plot, fill out the attached agreement and send $20 to Lisa Gibb, 45 Rhodes Avenue, Cranston 02905.


Edgewood Yacht Club will host a neighborhood party Sunday June 17 3-5pm under the tent at 3 Shaw Avenue. Edgewood area neighbors are invited to attend for a grill and social time. Boaters are available for tours and information.


Mayor Scott Avedisian and the Friends of Pawtuxet Village will dedicate two chess tables in Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick Monday June 18 at 6 PM (Rain Date: June 21). Anyone at least ten years old is welcome to participate in a game of chess until sundown. Bring your own chess pieces and board.

The Pawtuxet Village Chess Club will meet in the park every Thursday during the summer at 6 PM. $10 annual dues will pay for chess pieces, extra boards and upkeep of the chess tables. For more information, visit friendsofpawtuxetvillage.org .


June 20, 6:30 PM: The Hall Book Group will discuss the novel “The Night Circus”. Erin Morgenstern’s debut work follows the competition of dueling magicians–Celia and Marco–while they unexpectedly fall in love and share a fantastical romance among the dark world of the circus. Please call or email to register.

June 20, 6:30 PM: The Rhode Island Civil War Round Table welcomes David R. Decker of New Hampshire, to lead discussion on General George H. Thomas. General Thomas was a career officer who participated in most of the major battles in the West but failed to garner the acclaim that was given to other officers.

See you at the market.


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