Burrillville news in brief


Fundraiser at Johnny’s, library

Johnny’s Victory Diner is hosting a holiday fundraiser to benefit the Weekend Snack Pack program. Stop by the diner between Dec. 1 and 24 and donate $1 to have a Christmas stocking hung with your name on it. Johnny’s will match all donations. Learn more about the program, which provides food for local children in need, here.

The Jesse Smith Memorial Library is also collecting items for the program through the month of December, and guests are invited to take a tag from the library’s giving tree and return with the item.

Paint a rock 

The Burrillville Rocks Facebook group is hosting a holiday rock painting contest and is looking for home/hand made gifts for prizes. The contest, which began Nov. 11 and ends on Monday, Dec. 17, will be judged in two age categories: 18 and over and 17 and under.

To take part, leave your painted rock can in green bin at the group’s rock garden located at 1183 Victory Highway Oakland. The rocks will be on display, and covered in the case of snow. For more information, or to donate a prize, contact Roger Bourbonniere.

Help a family

Friends and neighbors have created a GoFundme campaign to help a local family whose home was recently damaged by fire. Bill and Kim Tebow had a chimney fire at their Ross Road home on Thursday, Nov. 22 and neighbors are trying to raise $1,000 to help the family. Donate here.

Free concert for residents over age 60

New Providence Big Band will perform a free concert at the Assembly Theatre for residents over 60 and those with disabilities on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.. Transportation and refreshments will be provided for the event, funded through a recent grant for seniors in Burrillville. Preregistration is required and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis by calling Parks and Recreation at 568-9470 or the Board of Administration at 568-4300 ext 137.

Space available for lease on Pascoag Main Street

A newly constructed, mixed-use building located at 75-81 Pascoag Main Street has retail, office or medical space available for lease. The area is undergoing a transformation including new mixed-use properties and recently renovated commercial buildings.

The property offers an opportunity to relocate or expand a business, or to start a new business. The space can accommodate uses from 600 to 4,000 usable square feet and plans include units for one to four tenants. There is on street parking at the property as well as parking at the adjacent municipal lot.

For more information Contact: Scott Gibbs, New England Economic Development Services, 1300 Highland Corporate Dr., Suite 202, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864  or at 401-658-1050 (office) or 401-440-1742 (mobile.)

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