Thursday, June 11, 2009

New community string program in partnership with Bristol/Warren Schools

Did you see the photo of the two sisters (ages 8 and 9) being fitted for violins from Guiteras School last week in the Bristol Phoenix? This is just one of many new programs happening in Bristol due to available funds from the Kickemuit Education Foundation and the Fund for Civic Activities from Roger Williams University (part of the PILOT agreement between the university and the town). The Civic Activity fund will award $25,000 twice a year to community projects until the year 2027. For further details, application forms and grant deadlines go to:
Another RWU grant recipient was the Kickemuit River Council. They will publish and mail a brochure informing Bristol residents on how to care for their septic systems. The brochure was developed in cooperation with RI DEM and parallels a new ordinance (2009-05) passed at last weeks Town Council meeting authorizing the inspection, repair and replacement of worn out cesspools and septic systems over a seven years period that are located outside the town sewer system. (A copy of this ordinance can be found on the town's website

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