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Seeker of Owl Wisdom (far right), a member of the Aquidneck Indian Council, reenacts the Healing of the Water ceremony by pouring a small bottle of water into Founder’s Brook on Saturday. 3 Horses, the council’s chairman (second from right) looks on with other members of the group. Photography is discouraged during the actual ceremonies. “This is our church,” 3 Horses explained. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Indian council ‘heals’ waters of Portsmouth brook

Indian council ‘heals’ waters of Portsmouth brook

PORTSMOUTH — The waters at Founder’s Brook were “purified” Saturday in a sacred Native American ceremony attended by about 30 members of the Aquidneck Indian Council. After gathering in a circle, one by one each member took a small container of water and offered a prayer before pouring it into the babbling brook. Then they walked

Cassie Letendre (left) and Karla White help with some plantings at Founder's Grove Saturday. Three Girl Scouts troops and the Portsmouth Garden Club were there to spruce up the area.

Spring cleaning for Founder’s Grove in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Three hundred and seventy-five years later, the family of Anne Hutchinson is still touting the benefits of medicinal herbs. “This is an old-fashioned pharmacy,” said Michael Ford, pointing to an herb garden at the Anne M. Hutchinson Memorial Park at Founder’s Grove, which was cleaned up Saturday by members of the Portsmouth Garden Club

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, the Portsmouth Garden Club and Girl Scouts will lead a cleanup of Founders' Grove, where the town settlers first arrived in 1638.

Portsmouth 375th busy on Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — It will be another busy weekend for the Portsmouth 375th celebration. First, the 375th Steering Committee is helping to promote the Portsmouth Free Public Library‘s annual spring fund-raiser, “Touch-a-Truck,” which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Glen Park. The event gives youngsters a chance to get up close and personal with all