A Beautiful Day for a Beautiful Event!

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The new playground at George B. Salter Grove was officially opened on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 by Mayor Joseph J. Solomon, joined at the ribbon cutting by (left to right, above) Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey, Councilman Anthony Sinapi, Councilwoman Donna Travis, (Mayor), FoSG Coordinator Peter Becker, Rep. Joseph McNamara, and Councilman Rick Corley.

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Lynn Salter McCauley was FoSG’s delightful special guest for this neighborhood celebration, providing a link to the park’s naming after her grandfather. The photo below is from a sign unveiling event in May 1967 with (L-to-R) Warren L. Salter (Lynn’s father), Olive Salter (Lynn’s grandmother), and RI Governor John Chafee.

L-to-R: Warren L. Salter, Olive Salter, RI Gov. John Chafee

 

The new playground got a real workout, with spillover to its ADA path.

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Join Us for a Neighborhood Celebration!

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After three and a half years of hard work with our partners at DEM, the City of Warwick, and private contractors, the new playground and repaired causeway have proven very popular successes. We deserve to celebrate with you, our supporters, and the kids deserve to try out the playground equipment!

On Saturday, October 26th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us for a potluck neighborhood celebration. Cover band Salter’s Groove will be performing. These local musicians have always wanted to play in the park they are named after, and we are delighted that they are going to be providing the entertainment.

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Donuts and cider will be available.

Please walk to the park if possible—parking will be very limited!

The rain date is Saturday November 2nd, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm.

Questions? Email us at friendsofsaltergrove@gmail.com. Thank you!

Highlights From Our Second Neighborhood Meeting

Sgt. Magiaccomo of the Warwick Police Department describing improvements at Salter Grove to local residents.

Twenty people gathered at the Pilgrim Senior Center on Thursday, October 26 to review the progress made at Salter Grove since the last neighborhood meeting on April 13, 2017. The survey conducted after the April meeting revealed that 80% of participants felt safe access to the breakwater and replacing the playground equipment should be the top priorities in the drive to restore and enhance Salter Grove. Highlights of the Oct. 26 meeting are listed below:

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You’re Invited to Our 2nd Neighborhood Meeting on October 26

Pilgrim Senior CenterJoin us for a meeting at the Pilgrim Senior Center (27 Pilgrim Pkwy in Warwick) on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. to learn about advances made at Salter Grove since our first neighborhood meeting on April 13th. We’ve enjoyed two potlucks at the park with beautiful weather and great food in the company of neighbors who value this great backyard we have in common.

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Join Us For Our Fall Potluck BBQ!

Our summer potluck at Salter Grove was so enjoyable that we’re doing it again!

Bring your favorite dish on Saturday, September 23rd, from 4 p.m. until sunset (rain date September 30th). There will be a grill for BBQ lovers. No one complained last time that we had as many desserts as savory dishes but posting your dish at goo.gl/YGJAsr will guarantee that every dish will be different!

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