Latest News from Our President

Friends and fellow HistWick members,

This communication provides an update on several items that may be of interest to you.

Yankee Magazine Features Wickford

The most recent issue of Yankee magazine highlighted Wickford in an article, 15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England. The article included a link to the HistWick website ‘Walking Tour of Wickford’.
Check out the following link for the full article.
The photo credit for the Wickford part of the article goes to HistWick member, Melissa Devine. (Shown above as well)
RI PBS to Air Charlie Weber’s Video on Wickford
A reminder: ‘The Wickford Walk’, a 26-minute documentary on the Wickford Marker Project, will air on Rhode Island PBS on Friday, April 5th at 8 pm. Production of the documentary was sponsored by HistWick and the North Kingstown Arts Council and filmed by Charlie Weber. The film was directed and largely narrated by Town Historian and HistWick board member, Tim Cranston.
Marker Illustrations Available on Notecards and Giclee Prints
The illustrations on the markers are now available in packets of ten notecards available from HistWick for $15.00. Proceeds from the notecard sales will support historic preservation activities in the village. The Main Street marker illustration by artist Harley Bartlett is also available as a signed and numbered 16” by 20” giclee print for $60.00 that is most suitable for framing. For further information on how to purchase these items, please contact HistWick board member, Jenny Bourgeois:
HistWick Donates to the Wickford Village Association
The Wickford Village Association represents many of the owners of the stores and merchants in town. They organize various seasonal activities, including Daffodil Days and the Festival of Lights offered to celebrate Wickford and promote local commerce. The Christmas lights and trees that have decorated the village these past weeks are examples of the association’s contributions. HistWick recently donated $500 to the Village Association in support of their seasonal activities to decorate and beautify the village.
Please continue to support local businesses, especially in this less active time of year. They appreciate our business.
The Wickford Plan Committee and WEDAB (Wickford Economic Development Advisory Board) to Host Joint Meeting
The Wickford Plan Committee and WEDAB will hold a second joint meeting at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 17th at the Municipal Courtroom in the Town Office building on Fairway Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to continue discussing parking and other issues that affect village residents and businesses in light of the likelihood of greater economic development in Wickford since the installation of sewers. Several HistWick board members also serve on the Wickford Plan Committee. The meeting will provide opportunity for public comment, so please consider attending.
Mike Donohue, President
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