Scout garage sale, yard waste & Heritage Walk: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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The Xpress Football & Cheerleading program presented a donation this week to The Tomorrow Fund. From left to right are Xpress President Brian Gartland, President of the Tomorrow Fund Board of Directors Rosemary Huestis and Xrpess Secretary Amber Euglow.

Xpress supports The Tomorrow Fund

The Xpress Football & Cheer program presented a $1,200 donation, along with more than 150 boxes of child character band aids to The Tomorrow Fund at their game on Sunday, Oct. 8.

“This organization does a really amazing job focusing on these kids and their families that are going through very emotional and difficult times,” said Coordinator Gino Olaes. “Xpress Football and Cheer Board of Directors wanted to bring attention to this organization as we are a youth program and can relate to families going though difficult times, and wanted to make sure our kids were learning to do the right things both on and off the field. This effort hopefully will further our mission to teach life lessons to our players and develop them into becoming a productive part of society.”

Olaes thanked Xpress families for their generosity, as well as West Warwick Steelers organization and the North Kingstown Jaguars Youth Football & Cheerleading program for taking part in the fundraiser.

Burning permits & yard waste pickup

North Smithfield Fire & Rescue notified residents that the start of permit required open burning in town began on () Oct. 7 and will continue through April 30, 2024. Residents who wish to obtain a permit can do so by calling the dispatch office at (401) 762-1135 on the day they wish to burn. If conditions are safe, permits will be issued over the phone.

Those who wish to have their yard waste picked up can begin putting out waste in paper bags with their regular trash beginning on Monday, Oct. 16. Yard waste pickup will continue through December 8.

Garage sale

Cub Scout Pack 7 Slatersville will hold a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scouter’s Hall at 13 Main St. The event will be held rain or shine with all proceeds to support directly support the pack. The scouts are accepting donations for the sale, which can be dropped off at Scouter’s Hall on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Heritage walk

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a Heritage Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The walk will tour the Wesquidomsett area of West Farm, NS60, NS24, Tyler Mowry House, NS32 and Old Sayles Hill Road including the Rustic Drive-In, the Milk Can and Paine Mill. Participants will meet at the Aldi’s parking lot at Dowling Village.

Town meetings

North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. at 1470 Providence Pike. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Water Supply Review Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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