Four things you need to know on Wednesday, April 18

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Here is a list of four things you need to know for Wednesday, April 18.

Project Chick

Casey Farm will visit the Jesse Smith Library Children’s Department on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. to teach visitors about chickens and eggs.

This live-animal, educational presentation, which includes a slide-show and hands-on component, is best-suited for ages 4 and up.

Following this presentation, an incubator with eggs in the will be place in the children’s room and guests are invited to come back in three weeks to watch them hatch.

Burrillville NOW

There’s a new source of news and information in northern Rhode Island, and it is on track to highlight all of the great community events, people and progress in the small town of Burrillville.

Burrillville NOW has launched online and while the site is still under construction, residents can expect to start seeing us at government meetings and local events often in the upcoming weeks. Have a news tip? Send it to sandy@nrinow.news.

Cat found

A black cat took up residence in a garage in the 900 block of Sherman Farm Road in late November 2017. She has an ear tip, and is a spayed female, about 1-2 years old. According to Burrillville Animal Control, the cat is semi-feral and the party who has been caring for her is now able to handle her.

Anyone who might be missing the cat is instructed to call David at 401-374-2191.

Earth Day Poster Contest

The Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department, Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library and Pascoag Utility District are sponsoring an Earth Day Poster Contest.

Participants are asked to design a poster that educates the community about energy, conservation and recycling. Twelve of the submissions will be selected to create a 2019 environmental education calendar. Entrants must be Burrillville residents in grades K through 6, and must create original artwork on 8 1/2 by 11 paper in a landscape format using crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint.

Submission must be dropped off at the library at 100 Tinkham Lane by Friday, April 27. Six participants will win cash prizes of $20, $30 or $50 with winners to be announced at an awards ceremony at the library on Wednesday, May 9 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Questions can be directed to Lisa at the Jesse M. Smith Library by calling 710-7800 or Andrea at Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department by calling 568-9470.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sandy Seoane is the founder, publisher, and editor of Northern Rhode Island News On the Web. A SUNY Albany graduate with more than eight years experience covering news in the Blackstone Valley, Seoane previously worked for The Valley Breeze and Woonsocket Patch.