NKEF launches Catch the Creative Wave Community Project May 2021

This town wide community project is a chance for all art enthusiasts – painters, photographers, drawing, sculptors, mixed media to showcase the many ways in which you enjoy expressing your creative side.

Participating in this unique art project is free and simple! Artists of all ages are welcome.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a unique art project that celebrates your creative side and encourages a community togetherness. Whether it’s sitting at the beach listening to the waves crashing on shore or being inspired by the materials you collected to create a one of a kind wave – we hope you’ll help us celebrate all that education allows you to express and the arts  “one wave at a time.”

For more information and to find a list of local Creative Wave events please visit Catch the Creative Wave

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Check out the Scoop

The sun is shinning and the weather is beautiful! Make sure you stop by the Inside Scoop from 12-8pm today for not only a scoop of Ice Cream but a good book. The NKEF is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Inside Scoop and installed ours 1st NKEF Library Box. Stay tuned for more information on how you can join the NKEF Library Box Project.

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Save The Date

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Business Spotlight

BankNewport – Julia Reinhardt – Branch Sales Manager

Julia Reinhardt is the Branch Sales Manager of BankNewport’s North Kingstown branch located at 1350 Ten Rod Road, where she is responsible for branch operations, customer service, team development, and community involvement.  Being a community bank means helping customers, but for BankNewport, it does not stop there.  BankNewport knows that we must also help all members of the community and has been committed to supporting the communities we serve since our founding in 1819. BankNewport currently has 17 branches in Rhode Island.

Julia is proud to partner with the NKEF to promote and enhance education in North Kingstown. She joined BankNewport in 2016 as a Senior Universal Banker at the Narragansett branch, before being promoted to her most recent position as Branch Operations Manager there in 2018. A native of East Lyme, CT, Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut. She is the Treasurer of Wickford Art Association and volunteer at the North Kingstown Food Pantry.   

Thank you for supporting the NKEF!
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Week 4 Grant Winner

Congratulations to Hamilton Elementary School for being the top collecting school team in the NKEF Read-a-thon Week 4.  Principal Donohue was presented the $500 grant for supplemental literacy materials.  Hamilton Elementary School raised $630 in one week to support the NKEF and their school.  Their hard work is very much appreciated.  Thanks for Catching the Reading Wave with the NKEF! 

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Thank you for your support!

As the 1st Annual Catch the Reading Wave Read-A-Thon comes to a close we would like to take a moment to thank all of generous supporters who have made this event a huge success.

You are making a difference – one Wave at a time!

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Have you checked out the NKEF Usborne Book Party

Support NKEF with every purchase you make.
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EVERY MINUTE AND $ COUNTS.  The countdown to the end of our Read-a-thon is on.  We are into our last weekend of reading and collecting donations.  Don’t forget to track your last bit of reading minutes and donations.  Week 4 totals end Sunday, 2/28 at 9pm.  
DONATE NOW – choose to donate to a specific reader or to the group. 

Visit the NKEF website for more information and a month long calendar of events for The Catch the Reading Wave Read Read-A-Thon

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