Mulling it Over
An Important Reminder
Superior Court Justice, Brian Stern, shares his concerns regarding underage drinking and the role parents play in keeping kids safe from alcohol. Special emphasis is placed on the Social Host Law and how it is essential that adults know their responsibilities when hosting parties involving teens.
Listen to Podcast 97
Friday Evenings at 6:00 pm
Eldredge Elementary School Gymnasium
Sponsored by the Town of East Greenwich and the Town Substance Abuse Program. Weekly drop-in location for teens to gather and 'hang out' with other teens.
Stop and Look
Summer vacation is just around the corner. All too often forgotten is the fact that there is much to learn from this seasonal interlude. Let us make sure that kids begin to understand the importance of relaxing, being in the moment, and creative play. Once upon a time such notions were common childhood fare. They need not go away.
I wrote Take Some Time in an attempt to promote the importance of natural learning and the lessons derived from such simple things. Parents and other caring adults can be among our most effective teachers. Enjoy your summer.
Take Some Time by Bob Houghtaling
Listen to the music
Those joyous summer sounds
Open up your windows
When such times come around
Rejoice in each color
Those smile evoking hues
Walk among the flowers
As you take off your shoes
Let the children play outside
Climb trees, skipping stones
Teach them how to watch the clouds
Neath a tree while alone
Travel to a garden
Visit a nearby stream
One should never consider
Such things a distant dream
Dear mothers and fathers
Family along with friends
Help children enjoy seasonal breezes
Before they just might end
Tell them to put away those pencils
Yet read a lively book
Take some time this summer
To simply stop and look
A Message from Bob Houghtaling
President, East Greenwich Academy Foundation
Welcome to the Academy Foundation. We are excited to have you visit our page and hope that it will inform you about things we are doing and are about to do.
Since its inception the Academy has provided services that have educated Rhode Islanders to a myriad of social justice concerns. Over time we have extended our offerings to include programs like Youth to Youth, Safety Town, Pharm A.I.D. and many others. In short, we are a work in progress.
I am hoping that one day soon you will either contact us or attend one of our programs. Your input regarding future initiatives will certainly be appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Together we can work on producing ways to help people better understand each other!