Friday, February 22, 2013
Heartworks Barrington's annual fundraiser is next Saturday, March 2; plenty of hot soups, chilis and music to be served.
There will be plenty of hot chilis, soups and music to go around at the fourth annual Heartworks Soup & Chili Cook-off next Saturday, March 2. The fundraiser for Barrington's act-of-kindness group will feature five homemade soups and five homemade chilis made by Hearworks' members and friends. A prize will be awarded for the best chili and soup in each category. "All guests get to vote," said Amy Ames, founder of Heartworks' Barrington. The event will run from 7 to 11:30 pm at The Event Room in the Cutler Mill in Warren. Music will be provided by Drowne Jenny of Barrington, a three-man group that has performed at each cookoff. Grapes & Grains liquor store in Barrington is providing craft beers. “Our mission is to reach out to those …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Grapes & Grains and Heartworks team up to collect much needed supplies for victims of Superstorm Sandy in northern New Jersey.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- William Rupp
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Victims of Superstorm Sandy in northern New Jersey got some much-needed supplies of clothing, food, water, blankets and other items straight from the heart of Barrington last Thursday. Grapes & Grains and Heartworks of Barrington collaborated on a drive to collect items for victims of the storm in the town of Rumson in Monmouth County, NJ. Rumson sits southeast of Staten Island not far from where the hurricane made landfall. The location was selected because the liquor store’s general manager, Peter Andrews, has a former girlfriend whose family lives there. The items were driven there on Thursday, Nov. 8. “It’s a town very much like Barrington,” Andrews said. “Places in that town, like some of the bars and restaurants where we used to hang…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
All the money raised at a CD-release party by the band, 'Dead Flowers', on Friday night will go to the nonprofit group that performs random acts of kindness.
Heartworks Barrington, a nonprofit group of 200 women who perform random acts of kindness, will benefit by an act of kindness from a local band on Friday, Jan. 27. Dead Flowers, led by singer Scott MacGillivray of Barrington, is holding a CD release party from 8:30 pm to midnight at Not Your Average Bar and Grill, 275 Child St., Warren. The cost is $10 each at the door or $15 a couple. The cost includes a copy of the band’s new CD: "Ode to the Crooked Road." “We (Heartworks) get all the proceeds,” said Amy Ames, who founded Heartworks almost five years ago in her home. “I had 10 women in my living room,” she said. “Now we have 200 members.” MacGillivray suggested the event to raise money for Heartworks and to distribute its CD, Ames said…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Housing Board of Trustees approves a request for $10,000 from the East Bay Community Action Program for Barrington families facing crises.
Barrington residents who need some assistance because of a family crisis got some help Tuesday night, Jan. 17, from the Housing Board of Trustees. The board unanimously approved a request for $10,000 from the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) specifically for Barrington residents. EBCAP is a nonprofit that offers a variety of health and human services to East Bay communities from its Riverside offices. The money will come from the Spencer Trust, operated by the town for this type of assistance. The Housing Board manages the proceeds from the trust with the approval of the Town Council. Dennis Roy, CEO of EBCAP, made the request in person. He said the nonprofit will “coordinate this effort with the Barrington Coalition of Community …