Packing snacks and back to school: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week


Today is Monday, Aug. 26 and here are five things you need to know.

Snack packing session

The Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack program will host a packing session to prepare for the upcoming school year on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Beckwith-Bruckshaw Lodge at 50 Lodge Road. Stop by and help out this program, which keeps Burrillville students fed on weekends throughout the school year.

Teacher update

The former Burrillville teacher whose appearance on Caught in Providence went viral last month may be going on a surprise trip with the Gloria Gemma foundation to Sedona Arizona.

Amy Weigand was diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing treatment at the time the show was filmed. In October, she’ll be a Torchbearer for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Illuminations of Life Ceremony.

Friends of the young mother and teacher are hoping to help also send her on the 7-day healing retreat and have started a GoFundMe page that can be found here.

At the libraries

Sign up now for two programs at Pascoag Public Library that start in September.

Baby Lap Time for those with children ages 2 and under will be held on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. starting on September 19. Registration is required by calling (401) 568-6226.

The library will also be hosting Story Time on Thursdays starting September 19 at 11 a.m. for children ages 2-5. Registration is appreciated but not required, also by calling the library.

Teddy Bears and dolls are welcome for both programs.

School starts

School begins for the Burrillville School District on Thursday, Aug. 29. Visit NRI NOW later this week for information on any changes at town schools and a rundown of what parents and students can expect this year.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Town Council will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. starting at 7 p.m. The agenda can be found here. 

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