Cranston High School West is more than just a large high school. It's a sprawling campus that includes five buildings…More and expansive athletic facilities.
Principal Steven C. Knowlton leads this school of more than 1,600 students and about 150 teachers. Five buildings populate the campus including the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center, which serves Cranston, Johnston, Scituate and Foster-Glocester.
West Bay Medical Center 1370 Cranston St, Cranston, RI02920 West Bay Medical Center is an internal medicine group practice with its office located in Cranston. The office has six…More board-certified physicians on staff who specialize in the general treatment and diagnosis of patients in the local area. For more information about the practice, insurance and appointment scheduling, call the West Bay Medical Center.
Cranston Volunteer Firefighters Museum of Meshanticut Park/Oak L 470 Hope Rd, Cranston, RI02921 The Cranston Volunteer Firefighters Museum on 470 Hope Road is a tribute to fallen members of the Oaklawn Volunteer…More Fire Association. Inside the museum are artifacts and equipment worn by f,irefighters from the 1960s through the 1990s that serves as a memorial to volunteer firefighters. This museum also offers a $1,000 scholarship to one student each year that graduates from Cranston High School West.
Cranston Area Career & Technical Center 100 Metropolitan Ave, Cranston, RI02920 Cranston Area Career & Technical Center is part of Cranston West High School's program to provide "two…More educations in one" to high school students seeking skills in several trades, including child development, drafting technology, aquaculture, residential building repair and remodeling, culinary arts and marketing. Students from Cranston, Foster-Glocester, Johnston and Scituate are encouraged to apply for the program, which starts in the tenth grade and prepares students to continue their education through two and four year colleges or graduate to apprenticeships and the workplace. Applications may be completed online through the program's website.
Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink 900 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI02921 Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, home of the Cranston Reds is an indoor hockey rink located on Phenix Avenue. The…More hockey rink has numerous uses such as being home to Cranston East High School and Cranston West High School hockey programs, hosting youth hockey leagues and adult hockey leagues for men and women, public skating sessions, learn-to-skate programs and is also home to the Cranston Figure Skating Association. The ice rink has four locker rooms, can hold over 1,000 fans on its bleachers and also has a concession stand and snack bar open during games. Public skating is available every day of the week and costs $5 for adults, $3 for children under 6 and $2 for seniors. Skate Rentals are $5. The ice rink is also available for rent and costs $235 per hour.
Western Hills Middle School 400 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI02920 Home of the Cobras, Western Hills Middle School is led by Principal Anthony Corrente. The school is located next to…More Cranston West High School and students enjoy easy access to state-of-the-art sports fields and facilities. Students at Western Hills have scored higher on standardized tests than the rest of the state in recent years.
The Miss Cranston Diner is a cultural and culinary landmark. Originally a Worcester lunch car, the restaurant has a…More more-than 60-year history which includes being the inspiration for the failed 1992 sitcom, "Better Days," by former Cranston resident Dan Reo.
Located on Route 5, the Miss Cranston Diner is hard to miss. The name harkens to an earlier time when roadside diners were associated with rough-and-tumble men. Decorated with flowers at each table and a femininely-appointed decor, the name was meant to draw a kinder, gentler clientele.
Current owner Lavon Toumasian bought the diner a few years ago and gave the building a major facelift. Today the diner can hold large groups. In his younger days, Toumasian was a professional soccer player in Armenia, which was a part of the former U.S.S.R. at the time. Before taking over the Miss Cranston, Toumasian was a chef at Wes' Rib House in Providence and ran the Pawtuxet Village Inn in the 1990s.
The menu includes diner breakfast and lunch favorites like steak and eggs, omelets, waffles, club sandwiches and burgers. It also includes pasta, soup, salads, gyros and complete dinners served from 11am to close.
Along with the Cranston location, the Toumasian family operates the Miss Cranston II in West Warwick.
DiPrete Field, dedicated in memory of former mayor James DiPrete, is across the street from 330 Oaklawn Ave. This…More unique baseball field features a deep left field and a short right, toughening matters for right-handed hitters.
The field is used by Cranston West Little League for games and practices. Free parking is available in the shoulder of Oaklawn Avenue.