Thursday, June 13, 2013
A 'Nor'easter-like storm' is expected to bring 1 to 3 in. of rain later Thursday.
The Smithfield Emergency Management Agency this morning released a Flood Watch alert ahead of an expected 1 to 3 in. of rainfall later Thursday into Friday. [Track the storm on the Smithfield Patch Doppler Radar page.] Todd Manni, EMA Director, wrote in an email that the rain "will cause urban and poor drainage flooding as well as small stream/river flooding." Wind gusts of 30 mph and higher are also expected as part of the "Nor'easter-like storm" that was moving northeast from the New York area at about 9 am. The flood watch, issued by the National Weather Service, is in effect until Saturday morning.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Check in with your daily dose of Johnston area information, including news, weather and Patch contests!
Smithfield Weather: Contest: It's time for the Patch "Deck the House" Contest, where the winner could snag a cool $100,000 for their local school district, plus $500 to help with the electrical bill. Click here for more info. Greetings: Yesterday, JohnstonPatch posted a holiday greetings video from Lt. Col. Bill Courtemanche of the USAF. If you've got a friend or family member serving overseas, be sure they send videos to firstname.lastname@example.org — and if you want to make a video and post it, let me know! Free Pizza: Looking for a little extra motivation for your kids to get good grades? Paul's Pizza in Cumberland is offering a free small pizza for students who hold a "B" average in all of their classes. The end of the second quarter is …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A big anniversary for a local library tops the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 8, 2012.
1. Milestone: Greenville Public Library recently celebrated its 130th anniversary — check out the announcement. [And if you'd like to share news from your school or organization, just visit the SmithfieldPatch Announcement page.] 2. Reading: Mohr Library in Johnston hosts a Readers' Lair meeting tonight starting at 6:30 pm. Registration requested; book discussion, activity, and a snack. Free. 3. Visit: The Bridge at Cherry Hill senior facility hosts an open house and tour starting at 3 pm. Refreshments and snacks; call ahead to reserve your spot. 4. Discuss: There are other things going on than politics, you know — and if you'd like to share your thoughts on just about any subject, sign up to blog on Patch. 5. Weather in 10 Words: …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Numbers from yesterday's vote in Johnston heads the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 7, 2012.
1. Results: Looking for how the election went in Smithfield yesterday? Check out the results wrap-up here. 2. Celebration: After Hurricane Sandy forced a postponement, the North Central Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its 30th Anniversary celebration wine tasting at Kirkbrae Country Club for Thursday night beginning at 5:30 pm. Visit the Chamber's website here for information and online registration. 3. Speak Your Mind: The political season may be over — but lots of people still have opinions on all sorts of topics. Do you? Start a blog on Patch and share yours. 4. Conditioning: What better way to stay in shape than with a little hockey? The Municipal Ice Rink hosts two hours of public ice time for enforcers and snipers from 11 am to…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Next Tuesday is Election Day — how to see what's on the ballot is at the top of the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 1, 2012.
1. A Few Days Left: After all the debates, advertisements, and polls, it's nearly here — Election Day 2012. Check out the SmithfieldPatch Election Guide to find out who's running and what's on the ballot this year. 2. Inform Voters: If you're a candidate for office in Smithfield, you can post your platform by signing up to blog on SmithfieldPatch. 3. Library Activity: Ms. Melyssa hosts art at Marian J. Mohr Library for kids in grades 7 and up starting at 3:30 pm. 4. Updates: Let SmithfieldPatch keep you updated with email alerts whenever we post new articles on the site. Easy newsletter sign-up here. 5. Weather in 10 Words: Mostly cloudy with morning fog. No rain expected, for once.