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Seekonk Town Meeting Preview

By Laura Calverley Seekonk residents will be gathering for the annual fall town meeting on November 29. At press time, the board of selectmen was still reviewing submitted articles and had not yet approved the final town warrant. Following is a review of several articles that are likely to be on the agenda, although there may be changes and additions before town meeting. Town Clerk Jan Parker is expecting an average turnout for town meeting. “We’ll probably get about 10. There are some financial articles on the warrant that might bring in some groups,” Parker said. There are three articles from the Planning Office on the warrant. One is a general article amending the town bylaw to allow the town to designate certain streets, such as Prospect Street, a ‘Scenic Road’. The designation would put regulations into effect to preserve the scenic quality of the road. “It would require any person to go to the Planning Board for approval to remove any trees or stone walls from the right of way of Prospect Street,” said Town Planner John Hansen. The legal right-of-way is the area that lies between a private property line and the town street Hansen says the purpose of the article is to preserve the scenic quality of the town’s land and it would not infringe on anyone’s personal property. Two other articles from Planning involve the zoning bylaws. One would allow drivethrough facilities in certain areas. Many businesses in Seekonk currently have drive-thrus, but there is no regulation stating that drive-thrus are allowed, according to Hansen. The only rules are standards for how much room is required for cars waiting in the drive-thru line. continued on page...

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Town of Seekonk News Notes Bank of America Robbed

The Bank of America branch on Fall River Avenue was robbed last month by a man wearing a white hoodie and a bandana over his face. The robber demanded money from a teller, but no weapon was reportedly shown. He was given cash and placed it in a small collapsible cooler. He fled the bank in an older model green minivan. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Seekonk Police at 08-33-8123.

Town Considering Overhauling Fire Department

The town wants to form a committee consisting of Fire Chief Alan Jack, Town Administrator Michael Carroll and representatives of the firefighters’ union and call firefighters to look into overhauling the fire department. Selectmen Chairman Robert Richardson had proposed eliminating the call department and hiring more career firefighters to make a larger career department. Currently the town has 24 firefighters that work in four shifts, with six career firefighters on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Adding one additional firefighter per shift would cost approximately $34,000 a year. The call department has nine firefighters. The cost of the proposal remains an issue.

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The Newman YMCA held a celebration and rededication for the Y’s 30th anniversary last month. Newman board members, employees, volunteers and public officials attended the event held in the Y’s gymnasium. East Providence Mayor Joe Larisa proclaimed October 21 Newman YMCA Day in his city. State Representative Steve D’Amico (D-Seekonk) read a proclamation from the Legislature. The YMCA honored its employees and volunteers for their hard work and effort. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon sponsored by Outback Steakhouse.

Town Seeking Residents’ Feedback on Budget

Town officials are looking for input from residents to help them prepare next year’s budget. They want to know which services are most important to residents. Anyone interested in sending in comments or suggestions can go to the town’s web site, and click on “Send Us Comments” and then choose “Town Finances and Budget” from the drop-down menu.

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Seekonk Town Meeting Preview By Laura Calverley

The purpose of the article, which would not affect drive-thrus already in operation, is actually to prevent future drive-thrus in certain areas. It would require future drive-thrus to be within areas where they already exist. “The benefit is that we wouldn’t see new drive-thrus popping up in areas we wouldn’t want them,” Hansen said. Another zoning article would allow neighborhood-style retail establishments. Hansen says the article is “aimed at trying to bring back the ‘mom and pop store’” that used to exist in town but hasn’t in many years. These stores are not currently allowed. The types of businesses being referred to are small-scale neighborhood stores, without parking lots. Hansen described it as: “the store you could find in a typical residential zone that you could walk to and find convenience type items.” Hansen said the article would not create new buildings. The store would have to be built within an existing dwelling. Also, the article would not allow for chain drug stores or the like to be built in residential areas.


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The School Department has submitted two articles for residents’ approval. One asks for funding to seal coat the parking lots at the schools. The parking lots are becoming in disrepair, according to Superintendent Madeline Meyer. If the situation worsens, the entire parking areas may need re-paving, says Meyer. If the funding is approved, work is expected to take place in the Spring. The School Department is also looking to purchase a wireless LED sign for the corner of Arcade Avenue and Ledge Road, to replace the current sign in front of the high school. Presently, in order for the sign to be changed, a custodian has to climb on a rock, which is hazardous, says Meyer. Also, the sign is old and often difficult to read because the letters fall off in bad weather. Meyer says the sign would benefit everyone because it could also be used for town-wide announcements, not just school notices. “The sign could be used for town events as well as school events, including baseball sign-ups and water bans. It’s also centrally located,” said Meyer. The Recreation Committee has reportedly discussed a similar effort to put up signs in several places in town. If funding for the sign is approved, the School Department will work with the Zoning Board on installation and other requirements. Residents are also being asked to approve $10,000 to celebrate the town’s bicentennial in 2012. The town is planning a yearlong celebration to mark Seekonk’s 200th, with events such as a dinner/dance in January, as well as a possible town-wide barbecue and summer concert series. There is a fund that allows towns to set up funds for anniversary celebrations. The fund would provide upfront money needed to pay for deposits and other costs associated with the events, says Jan Parker, who is coordinating the celebration. Most of the money is expected to be replaced, she says. Another proposed article would allow the annual Spring town meeting to take place in June if necessary. The current bylaw says that the meeting shall convene in March, April or May. This would add June as a possible meeting date, giving the town more time to prepare its annual operating budget. Selectmen Chairman Robert Richardson said he supports the article. “The last two or three years we’ve had to move the town meeting into June because of the financial atmosphere of the state. I think it’s a good move,” Richardson said. An article that may help local restaurants will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays one hour earlier, starting at 11:00 a.m. The state legislature recently gave local governments the option to allow early Sunday alcohol sales as an economic incentive. Richardson does not support this article. He believes that 12:00 noon “is sufficient” for selling alcohol on Sundays. Another proposed article would require owners of foreclosed property to maintain the property. Cities and towns across the country have put similar ordinances into effect, some applying to vacant as well as foreclosed properties, and most outlining fines for non-compliance. Some require owners to register with the town, creating a building registry to keep track of property ownership. The details on this article were not available at press time. An article requesting funding for an automated materials-handling system for Seekonk Public Library is expected to be postponed. The equipment is a self-check system that reads barcodes on books and handles media sorting. The town meeting takes place at 7 p.m. on November 29 at Seekonk High School.

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Letters to the Editor... The letters in this section do not reflect the views of the staff of The Rehoboth Reporter. It is not our intent to take sides on any issues, but to present all arguments from all points of view. If your point of view is not represented on an issue, it is only because you have not voiced your opinion. Let us hear from YOU!

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Article 20: By Petition-Vote to Amend General Bylaws-Five Selectmen

Please consider approving Article 20 at the Special Town Meeting on November 8. This Article by Petition was placed in the warrant to amend the current town by-law by increasing the number of Board of Selectman members from three to five. There are many reasons to change the structure of the board and I have researched them thoroughly. Here are the basics: Reduce Non-Votes because of Recusals -- In a small town such as ours, a selectman may have financial interests in our town or know someone who is involved in an issue that is being voted on. The selectman usually recuses himself/herself, which means he/she does not vote on that particular issue. This leaves only one or two members left to decide on an issue. Very often, if one Selectman votes one way and the other Selectman votes another way, there is a stalemate and nothing is accomplished. The increased number of members should alleviate this problem. Less Work per Selectman - In addition to the Board of Selectman Meetings, a Selectman is a liaison to the many departments and boards in town. With five Selectmen, each would be liaison to fewer of these entities. Perhaps less work will attract more people to run for Selectman. Increase the Knowledge Base –The increased knowledge of five selectmen will help create additional solutions to the many issues facing our town. Better-blended Board – Less likely to get Selectmen with an agenda such as trying to take control of boards by using appointments and assigning key personnel with board positions for which they are not qualified to take when you elect more members. To improve representation of the Town’s growing population -- We have had elected three Selectman for the entire duration of our town’s history (except one brief period in the 1800’s) while our population has skyrocketed. Seventy-five (75%) of the towns in Massachusetts with a population of 10,000 to 15,000 currently have Five Selectmen. It must be working for them. Dilute the influence of an “old-boy” network -- This has created opposition and division in many towns in Massachusetts including our own. Morale Boosting -- There is nothing more frustrating than volunteering to be a Selectman and then be placed in a situation where your ideas do not matter. When three Selectman is the norm, ganging up sometimes occurs - two vs. one. With a larger board, a Selectman is more likely to have others who may hold the same view on an issue. I have lived in Rehoboth for almost all my life and I realize how difficult it is to make changes. I still mourn when I think about when the Post Office moved from the village or when the Grange Little League field was no longer a ball field or when Beckwith Middle School was built and we had to abandon Anawan Jr. High. These changes were difficult but now we have better facilities. For those of you who don’t have the difficulty of attachment, will you consider the reasons listed above when making your decision? I would also like to dispel the rumor that this Article is being submitted to “get rid” of the current Selectman’s Board. It is simply untrue. Many residents have been considering this option for years and I felt that I would have the time to see it through the process. This process will take a bit more time than expected because of a charter change by the General Court and a ruling by the Attorney General. Any change to the structure of a local government is not to be undertaken lightly and our state government has made it a little more difficult to change this by-law. This is a only the first in a series of steps we must take. If Town Meeting Voters’ approve Article 20, I will be proud to follow it to its completion. Bonnie L. Kelley

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It is with great dismay that for the past six months we have witnessed our town sink into the depths of an Orwellian police state. Despite Selectman McBrides nominations, not one experienced board or commission member was allowed to keep his or her position. Chairman Foley refused to entertain any discussion of the qualifications of these people or to listen to the recommendations of the boards. When replacing those members it was an entirely different story. Chairman Foley would wax poetically why even though they lacked experience, they would do wonders for our town. I find it amazing that when the new zoning board of appeals heard the case of Mr. Foley’s property at Francis farm, they voted in his favor, even going against the advice of town counsel. Continuing our slide towards totalitarian rule, when a citizen was exercising her constitutional right to collect signatures on a petition, she was accosted by an irate person who disagreed with her, all the while being harassed by a REPAC cameraman. Why did the police chief find it necessary to call cruisers to the scene, followed by his own appearance? Why did this same cameraman find it necessary (to) quarrel with petitioners at the transfer station, the traditional gathering spot for town-wide discussions of issues? The police were again summoned, and now there is a constant police presence at the dump. These actions by REPAC and the chief are obtaining their desired effect. People are too intimidated to sign or publicly exhibit their views, for they fear retribution by those in power. When I thought it could not get any worse, Selectmen Foley and Leffort arrive at new ways to intimidate our citizens. At the upcoming town meeting, they have placed on the Warrant an article that will make the difficult process of recall even harder to obtain. This will only serve to allow those who are not acting in the town’s best interest to stay in power. Also they have inserted the most insidious invasion of our privacy possible. Another article will ask the voters to require background checks of all elected and appointed officials. Why do we need to do this when there has never been an example of a convicted criminal serving on our boards? The information obtained will allow those in power to further intimidate those who oppose them. Refusal to allow the discussion of all viewpoints, appointing people who are not committed to the town’s best interests, and using intimidation and scare tactics to silence critics are the tools of leaders who want consolidate power among themselves. I hope that as many voters as possible attend our special town meeting in November and let it be known that the actions of selectmen Foley and Leffort are not to be tolerated! Sincerely, Robert Materne

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A Letter to the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen

We, the undersigned, wish to make our feelings known. We are seniors, the elderly of this town of Rehoboth, and what we have seen and heard regarding our senior center over the years does not sit well with us. We may be old, but we are not blind or deaf. With age comes wisdom, and we know that we deserve better. The Board of Selectmen appoints the members of the Council on Aging. We believe that if there is no initiative to bring new ideas, programs and services to the senior center then those members whose terms are up should not be reappointed, but some members; even though they show no insight into making our senior center grow are reappointed again and again. The responsibility of the poor management of the Council on Aging lies with the Board of Selectmen for allowing the Council on Aging Board to recently: • Remove the services that we need; such as, outreach and the GATRA van. • Close the senior center on Fridays and afternoons Monday thru Thursday. • Be disrespectful to volunteers. • Not allow seniors to speak at Council on Aging Board meetings. For years we have witnessed disrespect to seniors, volunteers, a previous employee, and even certain board members; but we were reluctant until now to come forward and voice our heartfelt objections and disgust with this ongoing conduct; and our objections with the decisions that do not benefit us in the least are being made without our input. At the July 6th meeting when the new hours were questioned by a board member, the vice-chair stated that, “It is easier for the Board.” We believe that says it all. Since the Board of Selectmen is the appointing authority we are asking you for assistance. The Chairman and the Vice-Chair of the Council on Aging Board have ears that do not hear, hearts of stone, and fists of iron. We do not know where to turn for help, but we truly are in need. We need senior-friendly board members who will listen to us and make the right decisions for us. We need board members who will treat the seniors and volunteers kindly, and realize their importance. As of right now, we have neither. So please dear selectmen, hear us now. Sincerely, Virginia Fisher, President Rehoboth Senior Club Original letter was signed by 53 seniors, and sent to the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen.

Recalling Recalls

Even in the best of times a third recall effort in as many years would be a bizarre and brazen exercise. Given the economic vortex we now face such a fool hearty endeavor is both cruel and fiscally dangerous - expending time, talent and resources to address a hissy fit sponsored by a few well-to-do men who can’t stomach the fact they lost an election… These are men who care not about what you’re struggling with or that our streets remained closed and bridges in a state if disrepair; no, these are men who see your signature only as a tool to correct some wrong invented in their heads. Please: don’t touch their leaky pens and stain your own hands. Don’t sign a petition and in so doing underwrite more strife and chaos. Hasn’t our town had its fill of this? Remember, there’s nothing wrong with Don Leffort - or any elected official - that a normal election won’t cure. Save your signature for nobler causes and better things. As for “The Recallers”, perhaps they would be wise to recall the words of Churchill when he said, “We live in an age of great events and little men.” Daniel F. Harrington Rehoboth, MA

Do Voters Run this Town, or…

I have a question for Mr. Foley and Mr. Morra. I hope they are listening. Since when is it “improper” for the citizens of Rehoboth to assemble at Town Meeting, take a vote and decide how to allocate OUR tax dollars from OUR stabilization fund? The Joint Message from the Chairs of the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee in our Special Town Meeting Warrant is highly offensive and belittles the vote of those who voted to allocate funds at our last Town Meeting. It is not “improper” for citizens to cast a vote. It is our right as registered voters and tax payers of Rehoboth. Contrary to what Mr. Morra and Mr. Foley believe, they do not run this town, the voters do! I urge all of my fellow citizens to attend the Special Town Meeting on November 8, 2010 and cast their votes to demonstrate that the vote at Town Meeting is the proper way for the citizens of Rehoboth to govern themselves. Nancy Muri

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Let’s Stop The Political Nonsense

I am writing in response to the Joint Message from the Chairs of the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee in the recent mailing of the Special Town Meeting Warrant for November 8, 2010. First, they are not presenting a Balanced Budget at the Special Town Meeting, nor are they miraculously coming up with $300,000 in free cash. Let’s stop the political nonsense and state facts. Fact is budgets are presented at Annual Town Meetings not at Specials. This past spring at the Annual Town Meeting the prior Finance Committee chaired by Mrs. Sue Pimental presented a Balance Budget for this year which was voted for approval. Fact is the $300,000 in free cash has not miraculously appeared. It is a direct result of a tireless and prudent effort by then Chairperson Sue Pimental and the prior Finance Committee. They structured a balanced budget which would also provide much needed free cash for out years in the budgeting process. When the Stimulus Funds disappear and State funding continues to crumble, we will be thankful the prior Finance Committee had the vision to prepare for the short falls. Fact is the prior Finance Committee through their due diligence in budget preparation; the Town can now address some capital needs such as roof replacement, computer updates, fuel storage tank repairs, etc. along with the updating vehicles for Police & Fire Departments. It didn’t just happen. It was being fiscally responsible with sound money management. Thank you Sue Pimental and the prior Finance Committee for getting the Town to the point where there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Gilbert Larrabee Rehoboth, MA

Zoning Board of Appeals Resignation

A recent letter to the editor in the Reporter commented that the resignations of Zoning Board members that occurred in the early summer of 2008 represented nothing more than a “collective hissy fit”, and further suggested members who resigned were pawns of one of the town’s embattled factions. I cannot speak for those members of the Board who resigned during that time frame, however I did resign and write to set the record straight so far as my own resignation is concerned. My reason for resigning from the ZBA had nothing to do with any allegiance on my part to any faction in town, but rather was a decision of conscience (please see attached resignation letter). It was apparent to me at the time I resigned that the independence of the Board was in jeopardy as a result of the appointment process and that I could not, in good conscience, remain an active member of a Board that was being so blatantly politicized. It is incumbent upon the members of the ZBA to carefully review the facts and findings in each case and in a timely manner to render a decision based solely on those facts and findings coupled with local and state ordinances. That is what the people of the Town of Rehoboth deserve, as the decisions made by the ZBA may have enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of the towns residents and particularly of those who seek redress before the ZBA. That is the measure of service that I always held myself to as a member of the ZBA. That measure of service cannot be sustained when a board becomes politicized and members may lose their appointment for deciding the “wrong way”. It is very saddening to witness the strong divisions that have torn through our town over the past few years and to see those who would be leaders acting like schoolyard bullies. “They that govern most make the least noise”, John Selden Very Sincerely, Samuel C. Crooks

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In a recent (letter to the editor), many points fueled by misinformation and lacking fact were made. I would like to clarify and correct the misinformation that has been disseminated throughout our town and has targeted me in an attempt to solicit signatures for a recall against me. There has been some discussion regarding the building inspector’s position, responsibilities and workload of late that is simply not accurate. Our building inspector is currently handling the required permits as they arise, and it was the pleasure of the current BOS, by majority vote, not to increase his hours or pay. While there may have been an increase in administrative (associated) duties, clearly there are fewer building permits being pulled, and our building inspector has successfully maintained his responsibilities comparable to last year. Recently there have been numbers made public that are quite simply being manipulated in an effort to misinform. These numbers constitute ALL permits pulled (plumbing, electrical, and mechanical) and not just building permits as they should have been presented. I am watching out for the taxpayers of Rehoboth, and by nearly doubling the salary/hours of the current building inspector in an economic downturn where fewer new homes are being built would not be serving our residents well, period. Also made were incorrect statements about the inability of the building inspector to seek town counsel with regard to an issue before the Zoning Board (ZBA). Initially the building inspector was given access to town counsel by the former Chairman, Skip Vadnais, improperly, as it had never been approved by the former BOS by majority vote at a meeting, as is required. Recently a thorough examination of the minutes to BOS public meetings and private executive session meetings proved this. Furthermore, the ZBA’s role is to hear all matters regarding zoning, appeals, complaints, etc. as they are compiled. In fact a practicing attorney well familiar


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The way it was... The Citizens of Rehoboth vs. Interstate Route 895 Super Highway Planned through Rehoboth: 1967- 1982 by Otis Dyer, Sr.

Forty years ago while I was working in my survey office on shove the highway over on to them. He suggested that, instead, Fairview Avenue, three men came in unexpectedly and introduced we join forces and try to stop the road from being built all together. themselves as engineers from the Massachusetts DPW. They said This being agreeable to our committee, my wife, Jean, and I met they were laying out Interstate Route 895 through Rehoboth and with some of the west Dighton people in their church parish house asked if I would assist them in locating the owners of a few parcels on June 14 to help make the arrangements. of land behind my farm on Great Meadow Hill. The town had just The next day, on the 15th, the first public hearing on the road finished preparing the first assessor maps of Rehoboth, but a large was held in the Palmer River School. Four hundred angry residents number of parcels were still “owner unknowns.” As I looked at their from Rehoboth and Dighton came to express their disapproval and plans I tried not to show my astonishment, but my heart skipped a outrage. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reported that “Selectmen beat when I saw that the edge of the highway was to run only 200 chairman John Waterman told the crowd he doubted the town had feet east of my house and 50 feet behind my office. the ‘political muscle’ to prevent construction of the highway, but the Route 895 and its counterpart, Route 295 on the west side of overwhelming sentiment of the people was to try just that.” Robert Route 95 in Rhode Island and part way through Attleboro, were Haig, living on Cedar Street in the path of the new highway, said, part of a plan to build a new beltway around Providence to alleviate “We aren’t willing to trade our swamps and wetlands and natural traffic congestion on Route 95 in that city. The beltway was to begin environment for a new highway. We can reject the whole highway at Route 95 in Warwick, Rhode Island, run northerly and west of on an absolute value basis. A 1969 federal law [the National EnProvidence to Route 95 in Attleboro, easterly through Attleboro to vironmental Policy Act] has established 19 environmental criteria Pleasant Street near the Norton town line, and southerly through that the state must meet before construction can begin. He recomRehoboth, Swansea, Newport, and then across the Jamestownmended a committee be established to investigate whether or not Verrazano Bridge (not yet built) back to Route 95 in Warwick. the state can meet the federal criteria.” For several years there had been rumors that Route 895 was I recall seeing Dr. William C. Wild, Jr., who lived on the west coming through Rehoboth, but no one knew just where until the edge of the proposed cloverleaf on Tremont Street, get up next, Providence Journal announced in a September 1967 article that waving his arms, and shouting, “I am Bill Wild and I am Wild.” The a new beltway around Providence would pass through Rehoboth Sun Chronicle reported his saying as he continued to wave his arms west of Fairview Avenue. That route was dropped sometime before in the air, “But this is a democracy. We ought to be able to control 1971 and shifted east nearer to the Dighton town line, probably after our own destiny;” and while the applause was still sounding in the state officials learned that the road and its cloverleaf interchange auditorium from that remark, he yelled, “Let’s find where the power on Winthrop Street would wipe out both the Rehoboth Village structure is behind this thing.” Selectman Waterman suggested Cemetery and the Palmer River School. Instead, two new routes beginning with Governor Sargent. “Then let’s pass the hat and get were laid out, the “west route” and the “east route.” off a telegram to Sargent tonight,” yelled Wild. “I hope you get an The “west route” was to run through my farm, through the acknowledgement,” said Waterman, referring to five major letters Francis farm, behind the South Rehoboth fire station, and into the Selectmen had sent to federal and state officials opposing the Swansea where the Swansea mall is now. Three large cloverleaf road without receiving a reply. interchanges were planned: one on Tremont Street west of Anawan continued on next page Street, one on Winthrop Street at Anawan Rock, and one at Providence and Pleasant Streets in south Rehoboth. The right of way was to be 300 feet wide with 400-feet wide green-belt buffers on each side in the rural areas. The road was to be designed for 70- mph traffic with three travel lanes each way and a wide media strip in between. Another highway was planned to connect the new cloverleaf on Winthrop Street with I-24 (the Boston to Fall River expressway). The road was to run easterly through Dighton and over a new Berkley bridge on the Taunton River to I-24 in Berkley. The “east route” was to run through Norton, Taunton, west Dighton (just to the east of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School), and Rehoboth (east of Plain Street where the town transfer station is now). Three cloverleaf interchanges were still planned: Tremont Street on the Rehoboth-Taunton line, Winthrop Street in Dighton, and Cedar Street on the Rehoboth- Dighton town line. Charles A. Maguire Associates, the state consulting engineers, strongly recommended the “east route,” but this was not generally known when the two hearings were held. The environmental impact statement, analyzing the routes, was not published until two years later in 1973. 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November 2010 The Reporter North Rehoboth School. It was emphasized that we should present only sound environmental and technical opposing arguments and not emotional ones, such as “I want to keep the town rural.” The newly enacted “National Environmental Policy Act” was a great help for us in attacking the project on an environmental basis. Although the engineers did their best to thread the road around and between the swamps so it would do the least damage to the wetlands, in one way or another both routes impacted five large swamps and a pond: Chartley pond, Hemlock swamp, Squannakonk cedar swamp, Bad Luck swamp, and Munwhague cedar swamp. Three subcommittees were formed: Norman Cleaveland and his committee studied the road’s impact on town services; Judith Garella of Carpenter Street and her committee studied the environmental impact; and Dr. William C. Wild, Jr., and his committee studied the road’s effect on our population and taxes. Judith B. Michalik of Summer Street was the presentation coordinator. Our committee was not alone in opposing the road. Swansea and Attleboro joined in, and so did Norton when they heard that the “east route’ would run through their town. The “Attleboro Concerned Citizens to Review I-895” committee was very vocal in its opposition because the city would be severely impacted by Route 295 and its continuation, Route 895. The Massachusetts Audubon Society said, “The road would endanger wildlife, demolish homes, jeopardize Attleboro’s water supply, and destroy wildlife habitats”; the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District “branded the whole idea as unnecessary”; and the Rehoboth Historical Committee complained that the cloverleaf on Winthrop Street would destroy historical Anawan Rock. The final hearing was held on September 15, 1971. in the Dighton- Rehoboth school auditorium. One thousand people from Rehoboth and surrounding towns attended, standing room only, the most people I have ever seen in that auditorium, before or since. Edward Ribbs, State Highway Commissioner, led the meeting, assisted by state engineers and Maguire Engineering. A few local road contractors were on the stage to observe, one of whom was John Walsh, president of Walsh Contracting Company in Attleboro. Forty years later Walsh reminisced in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle that he was one of the few to speak in favor of building the road through Rehoboth. “There were about 1000 people there and no one stood up to speak in favor until at least midnight; the opposition became total,” Walsh recalled. “Nobody wanted it their backyard.” I still remember the dramatic end of the meeting, which came well after midnight. John Parker, our popular state Senator from Taunton, the last speaker to get up, gave a stirring oration in opposition and ended it by shouting into the microphone, “This is one road that will never be built!” One thousand people stood up and roared their approval. I am sure if Senator Parker had then yelled, “Let’s run these bums out of town and send them back to Boston,” people were so fired up that they might have stormed the stage and done just that. Much to everyone’s relief, less than a year later the whole proposal was declared dead, at least temporarily. We were under no illusions that we had stopped it, although we may have helped, but local opposition to a road had never stopped one before. In April 1972 Massachusetts Governor Francis Sargent issued a moratorium on building 695, an inner-belt around Boston, and all similar roads. It also helped that Rhode Island residents in the Barrington and Newport areas and Rhode Island’s Governor were also opposed to the road. However, as long as there was money set aside to build it, Route 895 hung over our heads like a Sword of Damocles for another ten years. Finally, with a stroke of the pen in August 1981, Governor King closed out the 895 account in favor of improving local roads and mass transportation. It is difficult imagine what Rehoboth would be like today if the road had been built. Six lanes of cars and trucks would be roaring through at 70mph or more on the way to New York or Boston, spewing off traffic from the interchanges on to our narrow winding continued on next page


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Scarcely had I finished writing about houses (including the “cottages” of Newport) last month when I started to read the very enjoyable new book “At Home: A Short History of Private Life” by the popular non-fiction writer Bill Bryson. Very few writers combine the informative with the entertaining so well, whether Bryson is telling of his adventures on the Appalachian Trail in “A Walk in the Woods” or sharing his wry observation on some deadly creature that can be found in “Volume 19 of Things That Can Kill You In Australia” in “In A Sunburned Country”. He got the idea for this new book, he says, from the old vicarage that he and his family call home in a village in Norfolk, England. Bryson, an American, has lived in England for some years now. He takes us on a tour of this drafty pile, which dates from the mid 19th century when it was built for one Rev. Marsham, and each room prompts him to discuss various topics relating to the room (examining childhood in the nursery, cooking in the kitchen, and so forth). He could just have easily called this book “At Home: Be Glad You Live Now” because this is how you feel after reading about life without what the British call mod cons (modern conveniences.) Bryson is full of interesting facts on a huge variety of topics both large and small, so much so that you could compile a “Did You Know?” quiz from it. His last book was “A Short History of Nearly Everything” and this book continues that theme. To return to the subject of Newport and the astounding wealth of the super rich, Bryson notes that “no fewer than five hundred rich young American women” married cash-starved aristocrats in the late 19th century. I had no idea it was that many. And at one time, Cornelius (“Commodore”) Vanderbilt personally controlled some 10 percent of all the money in circulation in the United States. The chapter on the dressing room is filled with fun facts about fashion in the past. He says, “Throughout many periods of history… it can seem as if the whole impulse of fashion has been to look maximally ridiculous. If one could be maximally uncomfortable as well, the triumph was all the greater.” To prove his point, there is a satirical illustration from 1772 of “Miss Prattle Consulting Doctor Double Fee about her Pantheon Head Dress”. The ornamental wig in question is about three feet tall and would make Lady Gaga green with envy. How times change (or don’t). But it’s not all amusing anecdotes. The chapter on the bathroom dwells on plumbing and the history of sewage disposal, including the disgusting state of the Thames River in 19th century London and various cholera epidemics there. This is not for the easily nauseated. Likewise, the nursery leads the author to a discussion of childhood mortality in past times and the callous way children, particularly poor children, have been treated through the ages. The squeamish may also want to skip over Bryson’s descriptions of early surgery. Many people in Victorian homes got sick from their wallpaper (containing arsenic, particularly the color green) and the lead in their paint, and gaslights poisoned the air in a room. One recurring theme is how men who are now revered as great explorers or inventors often didn’t see the big picture, whether it was Columbus remaining convinced that he had discovered the Indies or Alexander Graham Bell not seeing the potential for the telephone he just invented in 187. Thomas Edison was gung-ho on a lot of inventions that proved to be worthless, while not grasping the import of his new recording technology. In the dining room chapter, Bryson observes, “It has been estimated that 0 percent of all the crops grown in the world today originated in the Americas.” He mentions a long list including potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, pumpkins and squash, chocolate and chili

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State Elections

The State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, and All Three Precincts Will Be Open. Precinct I is the Town Office Building at 148 Peck Street, Precinct II is the Gladys L. Hurrell, Rehoboth Senior Center, at  Bay State Road and Precinct III is the South Fire Station at 102 Pleasant Street. The polls will be open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. The Voter Registration session prior to the State Election was held on Wednesday, October 13th at the Town Clerk’s Office which was the final date to register to be eligible to vote in the State Election. Voters who will be out of town on Election Day or who will be unable to get to the polls may contact the Town Clerk’s Office to obtain an absentee ballot; a written request, with the voter’s original signature, to the Town Clerk is required to obtain a ballot. The cut-off for applying for absentee ballots is 12 noon on Monday, November 1st for the State Election. If voters have questions regarding their eligibility, they should call the Town Clerk’s Office at 08 22-02, X109 or X110.

Special Town Meeting

The Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School convening at 7:30 p.m. The Special Voter Registration prior to the Special Town Meeting will be on Friday, October 29th at the Town Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is the final date to register to be eligible to vote in the Special Town Meeting. Anyone who will be 18 years of age or over by October 29, 2010 may register.

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Our animal shelter is in need of dog food, cat food, dog/cat treats, cat litter. It would also be helpful if you could donate cleaning supplies and with the winter months approaching they are also in need of blankets. If you are able to help our four legged friends, your contributions/donations would be gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at the gate to the animal shelter. The shelter is located behind the Town Office Building at 148 Peck Street. There are dogs and cats at the shelter that are in need of a good home. Jane Foster, our Animal Control Officer, can be reached at 508-252-5421, X126, if you would like to set up an appointment for adoption. On behalf of the Town Clerk’s Office we would like to extend a most appreciative thank you to all of our veterans, past and present, who have served our town, our state and our nation so selflessly and wish all a happy and safe Veterans Day. My assistant Lynn and I would also like to extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all of our town residents.

Boy Scouts Earn Praise of Rehoboth Land Trust

Three Eagle Scout candidates combined their efforts to clear and blaze the trails on the Hunt Ministerial Lands on Pond Street. Working together they were able to open the trails for greater accessibility now and helped lay the groundwork for planned boardwalks in the wetlands areas. Eagle Scout candidates Gunnar Manchester, John Peranzi and Zach Tavares, each tackled a section. Gunnar improved and cleaned up the start of the trail near the parking lot and installed a sign identifying the trails. John widened and lengthened the middle trail and installed a picnic table and bench near the meadow clearing, and Zach widened and improved the furthest portion of the trail, linking to the middle section. The Land Trust would like to thank each of them for their efforts in a job well done. The Rehoboth Land Trust invites the public to enjoy the new, improved trails. We are currently seeking grants for the boardwalk construction.

Planning Board

The Planning Board is accepting Talent Bank Forms in order to fill the seat of Associate Member. Talent Bank Forms are available on the Town of Rehoboth’s website (located at the bottom of the Home Page) or within the Selectmen’s Office. The Associate Member shall be appointed by the Planning Board for a term of one (1) year, beginning July 1 and ending on June 30. The Associate Member shall act in the case of absence, an inability to act, or a conflict of interest on the part of any member of the Planning Board, or in the event of a vacancy on the Board, prior to the commencement of a Special Permit (does not include Site Plan approval, Subdivision hearings or ANR meetings) public hearing only. The Chair shall designate the Associate Planning Board Member to sit in the event that, as stated above, any member is absent, unable to act or has a conflict of interest.

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The Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency (REMA) is asking for your support to reinstate our budget at the special town meeting. The article requests $4500.00. The monies are used to operate REMA and the Rehoboth Rescue Squad for the purpose of repairing and maintaining vehicles, equipment, training, and all other associated costs. The Rehoboth Rescue Squad under REMA provides emergency services to the town which includes: auto extrication, lighting for emergency situations, dive team rescues, search and rescue, animal rescues, storm spotting, RACES Ham radio operation, shelter management, and support to the town’s other emergency service entities. REMA is our contact to the state for all natural and/or man-made disasters and provides a comprehensive emergency management plan for the town. REMA and the Rehoboth Rescue Squad continues to serve the town completely with volunteers (receiving no compensation and dedicated to providing high quality services). Our members provide this as a community service and rely on the town for very limited funding. Although we have been successful in attaining grants and generous support of the Rehoboth Rescue Association through fundraising, the minimal contribution of the town at the request of $4500.00 is invaluable and essential to the progress of the operation and quality of the squad’s services. The Rehoboth Rescue Squad has continuously since its 1965 inception maintained the highest level of training and acquired the necessary equipment to provide superior service to the town. Much of this equipment has been accrued through grants or fundraising at no cost to the town. The board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee has approved this request and I am asking for your support at the special town meeting. Thank you, Yours in Dedicated Service, William Maiorano Emergency Management Director

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...Pros and Cons... Clarification of the Joint Letter in the Warrant By now you have all received the warrant for special town meeting. You will notice a joint letter from the Chairman of the Finance Committee and Board of Selectman. This letter represents the opinion of two people since neither board voted on this letter. While it is not unusual to have a letter from both boards, a joint letter is unusual. The Board of Selectman place articles on the warrant and then they present them to the finance committee for their recommendation. It’s the checks and balance in town government. The town gets a recommendation from an unbiased committee on each of the article with a financial impact. The letter is also very misleading. They did not present a balance budget, there is no budget presented in the warrant. There are articles in warrant to address adjustments to be made to this current year’s budget as well as payment of prior year bills. The budget was balanced at the annual town meeting by the voters of town meeting. It’s stated that “the stabilization account was improperly reduced” at Annual Town Meeting. They fail to mention that the budget that was presented was voted on by THE TOWN. There is nothing improper about it. The funding of the library outweighed the cost of using stabilization. The voters agreed since they overwhelming supported the recommendation of the Finance Committee. The two By law articles “submitted” by the BOS have to do with restricting and even violating your rights. The finance committee recommendation is “no recommendation”. The Recall By Law Change is the same exact By Law that Mr. Morra submitted two years ago that the town voted down. The other by law article, is a CORI By law, running a criminal background check on all appointed and elected officials. Town counsel’s opinion, read by David Marciello at a recent BOS meeting, cautioned the Board of Selectman that this article could violate a person’s civil rights and put the town in jeopardy of litigation. It’s stated that this will provide the town “most honest, trustworthy public officials possible”. How in the world does it accomplish that? Again, the recommendation of the Finance COMMITTEE is No Recommendation. There are three articles that are on the warrant by petition. The petitioner had to get 100 signatures in order to get the article on the warrant. None of these articles have anything to do with the April election as stated in this joint letter. It has to do with people exercising their constitutional right to have it presented at town meeting for vote of the people. Mr. Morra states we are taking care of some capital items. We do NOT have any capital plan in place. We are only offering band aide, reactive, recommendations instead of pro-active solutions/plan. How do you spend money on capital when you have no idea what your expected shortfall for next years Budget will be? The recall by law and Cori Bylaw is an attempt to restrict your rights and participation in town government. Doesn’t sound like a “sensible” warrant to me? Sue Pimental

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The Seekonk Congregational Church United Church of Christ is celebrating its 12th anniversary. An ice cream social with Drum and Fife music, a musical program of Music through the Decades, pictures and stories of the history of the church and birthday cakes with 12 candles have been presented through the year. The celebration will culminate with a 12th anniversary dinner and dance will be held on November 20th at the Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk at  P.M. There will be a celebration of the history of the church, entertainment, songs and music of the decades and for dancing. All present and past members and their families are invited to attend. The Seekonk Tickets are $30 each and may be reserved by calling the church at 08-33-93. Deadline is November 14th. Public Works Department

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Imagine if you will that the year is 188. In March, Chester Arthur turns over the presidency of the United States to Grover Cleveland. After a long journey across the Atlantic the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York harbor. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published and baseball sets all player salaries at between $1000 and $2000 for the 188 season. If you want to mail a letter, it will cost you two cents. In 188, the farming community of Seekonk had close to 1300 residents. In that year before streetcars, the only mode of transportation was a horse and carriage or your own two feet. If a Seekonk family wanted to attend worship services on a Sunday, they had to

November 2010 The Reporter travel to Newman Congregational Church in East Providence. A long journey in the nicest weather, but made much more difficult on dirt roads that were muddy in spring and icy in winter. Evidently this became such a chore that on a Sunday in November of that year, 3 people gathered in the School House at Luther’s Corners to organize a Sunday school. Over the next 12 years, this small group would grow to become the vibrant faith community that we have today at Seekonk Congregational Church. As we begin this year of celebration of the founding of our church, we will be taking you on a journey through time. The Anniversary Committee is planning celebrations that will recall days long ago, woven together with new traditions of today and each month The Caller will give you a little glimpse into the history of Seekonk Congregational Church. We hope you enjoy the ride.

is also blessed in many ways for it was in April that an Act of Congress declared that “In God We Trust” would be inscribed on all newly minted coins.


It was on a clear, cool Monday morning in May of 188 when The Rev. Leverett Supply Woodworth, who was known to inject humor into his preaching, declared at the dedication of the Goff Memorial Hall in nearby Rehoboth that all pastors were now going to want their own memorial hall and that he thought it would be a wonderful idea to have his own memorial hall added to the chapel he planned at Luther’s Corners in Seekonk.


Putting in a plug for Seekonk, he said to the crowd “While you have been rejoicing over this beautiful new building, I have been thinking of Seekonk. She has been robbed until only a narrow strip of land remains. If she has not fallen among thieves, she has among barn burners. Without a town hall, without a meeting house for her people, as our friend Thomas Potter says, ‘Her people must go to East Providence for her rum, religion and clams’. We think that it is time Seekonk has some religious privileges of her own. Some of us are trying to build a chapel at Luther’s Corners for the people. If someone will give continued on next page

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April - a month that can have, as Mark Twain once said, “one hundred and thirtysix different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” We can be fooled by a blizzard on the first day of the month yet the next day awake to the glorious rays of the sun and seventy degrees. April is a month that doesn’t seem to know if it wants to hold onto winter or open its arms to welcome summer. If one were to view a timeline of significant events in the history of the United States, April probably would stand out as the month with some of the most difficult days our country has ever seen. The American Revolution began in April and ended eight years later, in April. The Civil War also began and ended this month. The US entered World War I in April, and the Vietnam War ended in April. The Titanic sank in April, and both Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King were assassinated in April. The Columbine shootings and the Oklahoma City bombing both occurred in April. April is also significant in the history of our faith community, although thankfully our history is worth repeating. It was April 21, 188 when the Parish Society held a meeting to make plans to erect a chapel at Luther’s Corner. Almost one year later to the day, the Rev. Leverett Supply Woodworth preached the first regularly scheduled church service in the chapel. It was in April many years later, that the Earnest Workers could be found in the vestry of the church tying a quilt for soldiers fighting in World War II. In April 192, the Rev. Joel Carlson reported that “God blessed us richly in every respect” during Easter, noting that the church was filled to overflow three times, 18 new members were received and more than three hundred dollars were given in collections. And yes, God does still bless our church richly in every respect. And yes, our country

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June has traditionally been the month when we celebrate graduations and weddings. It is the beginning of summer, and the end of the school year. June means sweet smelling roses are in bloom and fresh strawberries are ripe for the picking. In our part of the world, mid-June marks the summer solstice. June is also the month when we celebrate our fathers. The idea for Father’s Day came about in 1910 when Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington heard a sermon about Mother’s Day. She wondered why there wasn’t a special day to honor fathers. Her father was an extraordinary man, raising Sonora and her five siblings alone after his wife died in childbirth. Many people at first mocked the idea of father’s day, believing that it was just another idea promoted by retailers to boost their sales. It took 56 years before the third Sunday in June was officially proclaimed Father’s Day by President Lyndon Johnson. And it took another six years before it was declared a national holiday by President Richard Nixon. For many years, Father’s Day was celebrated at Seekonk Congregational Church with a chicken barbeque and strawberry shortcake festival. An article in June 20th edition of The Providence Journal in 1988 noted that some members only knew one way to celebrate Father’s Day - and that was here at the church working the grill, serving the chicken or simply enjoying the barbeque with their Dad. A permanent grill area behind the Gardiner Building had just been constructed with the money for the structure donated by Dorothy Greany and Doris Hawk as a tribute to their husbands. No longer would the grill masters have to endure the hot sun or a drenching rain. They would have the protection of a roof. Pat Jennings said in the article that about 300 people were expected to enjoy the chicken barbeque that year, noting that she had 425 pounds of chicken, 150 pounds of strawberries and 5 gallons of heavy cream ready for the crowd.

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The Seekonk Land Trust now maintains the trails. When former Land Trust president Robert Barker officially opened the refuge, he admitted he hadn’t the words to describe the property. “The land speaks for itself,” he said. “We encourage residents to walk the trails in order to see for themselves the beauty of this magnificent gift not only to the Land Trust, but also to the community.” Now, with the trees in their full fall glory, is a perfect time to walk the trails and enjoy the beauty and peace of the refuge.


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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 3:00 PM

You are invited to join with others who have experienced loss. We invite family and friends of Community VNA Hospice Care and members of the public to join together in an interfaith celebration honoring their loved one’s life and memory. There will be music and readings followed by refreshments. We hope you can join us for this special ceremony. This memorable gathering will take place at United Methodist Church, 20 Hoppin Hill Avenue, North Attleboro on Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 P.M. This service is free and open to the public. Following the service, there will be refreshments and time to meet and share with Community VNA Hospice Care staff and volunteers. United Methodist Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, please contact Community VNA Hospice Care Bereavement Coordinator at 08-222-0118 extension 1373. Community VNA Hospice Care offers grief support to anyone in the community who has had a loss through death, not just for those who were cared for by hospice. Our grief professionals, who specialize in grief and loss, can offer some suggestions or sources of support. They are a resource for those dealing with grief, as well as for those seeking guidance on how to support others who are grieving. For more information contact the Bereavement Coordinator at Community VNA Hospice Care at 800-220-0110, x1373 or visit us online at

Sixth Annual Dighton Arts Festival November 7

The Dighton Lions Club welcomes artists to exhibit at its Sixth Annual Dighton Arts Festival on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses in Dighton. The family-oriented event features over 40 artists selling and displaying their work, entertainment by local musicians throughout the day, including the Strangers, Matt Borrello, and others, exhibits by local schoolchildren, and activities for children. More than 2,000 people filled the greenhouses at Araujo Farms in each of the three previous years. Exhibits have included watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paintings, photography, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, mosaics, and charcoal and graphite drawings among other media. More information about the Dighton Arts Festival can be found at the festival web site ( General questions about the festival can be directed to info@

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YPO Event at North Bowl November 9th • 7-9pm

United Regional Young Professionals Organization invites you to a night of fun and Cosmic Bowling at North Bowl, 71 E. Washington St., North Attleborough, on Nov. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $20 per bowler includes two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza and soda. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry. Reservations required. Contact Vicky Faunce at 508-223-5218 or The YPO is a branch of The United Regional Chamber of Commerce and is comprised of 20- and 30-something business professionals who have an interest in social and business networking, community involvement, and professional development. YPO participants must be at least 21 years old. For more information, visit the YPO’s Facebook page at

Rehoboth Contra Dances

Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA; $8; All dances taught. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. Contact: 508-252-6375;

Friday, November 12, 8 p.m. Dave Langford Performs

All dances will be taught by caller Steve Zakon-Anderson. Music will be performed by Dave Langford and Peter Barnes.

Friday, November 26, 8 p.m Free Association performs Thanksgiving weekend

An introductory workshop precedes the dance at 7:30 p.m. All dances will be taught by caller Lisa Greenleaf. Music will be performed by Free Association, with Jim Guinness, Amy Larkin, and Debby Knight.

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Cats Alive! Cocktail Party and Silent Auction November 13th

local group holds annual event to raise funds for feral cats

Cranston, Rhode Island - PawsWatch, Rhode Island’s Volunteer Network for Feral Cats, will hold its 10th annual cocktail party and silent auction at the Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 0290 on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from :00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $2 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Serving RI & Southeastern MA Tickets can be purchased online at or you may send a check made payable RIMP #625 MAMP #12592 to PawsWatch, PO Box 3711, Newport, RI 02840. Please specify the number of tickets and your name will be added to our guest list. Proceeds will help pay for veterinary care and Call (401)434-6436 provide food & shelter for feral cats. For more information contact PawsWatch at cats@ or 401.848.987. If you love animals and are looking for an opportunity to reduce the suffering of feral cats in your community, please support PawsWatch’s upcoming Cats Alive! Annual cocktail party and silent auction. PawsWatch is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping Rhode Islanders provide spay/neuter and vaccinations for neighborhood feral cats. The organization is funded by community donations which are applied directly to providing vet care and shelter for feral cats and kittens. PawsWatch has provided crucial veterinary care to thousands of feral cats since it was founded in 1997. By working with local veterinarians and concerned neighbors, we are able to spay and neuter, vaccinate and treat injuries and illnesses. In addition to the necessary vet services, our hardworking volunteers help Rhode Islanders learn and apply humane methods to improve the lives of the feral cats in their neighborhoods. This includes facilitating vet care and making sure that the cats have adequate shelter and an ongoing food supply. Additional information is available at, the national leader of Trap-Neuter-Return-Monitor Over 20 years experience • Family owned and operated (TNRM.) To donate or to learn more about PawsWatch, visit www. or email to

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Angelcat Haven 4th Annual Holiday Craft Fair November 13th, 10am-3pm

Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue is holding their 4th Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday November 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the North Attleboro Elk’s Lodge, 2 Bullfinch St, North Attleboro, MA. Get your holiday shopping done early! For a $1.00 donation (children under 12 free,) the fair showcases a wide variety of hand made crafts. You’ll find something for all ages and tastes including music to shop by provided by DJ U4EA, a kid’s craft table while you shop, delicious baked goods, food, refreshments, raffles and more! Vendors and crafter’s include jewelry makers, scrap bookers, Tastefully Simple, The Pampered Chef, Arbonne, Mia Bella Candles, Wild Tree Herbs and much more. All proceeds go directly towards care, feeding and medical expenses of the rescued cats and kittens at Angelcat Haven. For more information, please call (08) 203-4240 or email Angelcat Haven (ACH) is an all-volunteer, 01(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats in Southeastern Massachusetts. For more information or to volunteer, please call our message center at (08) 203-4240 or visit www. Tax deductible donations may be sent to Angelcat Haven, 3 Bacon Square, Plainville, MA 0272.

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Community Dance November 14th, 7 -9pm

Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The November 14 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at  p.m. For information, call Bob Elliott at 08-9- or Judith Schrier at 401-71-44, or you can email Paul Wilde at http://www.

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The Chopin Club, the oldest music club in America, will host its second musical of the 2010-2011 season on Sunday, Nov. 14th at 2 P.M. at the Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, on the East Side of Providence. The concert is open to Club members and to the public. While still celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Frédéric Chopin, the concert will contain works of various composers, including Bach, Bartok and Mozart. The Program: J. S. Bach - Concerto nach Italiänischen Gusto BGW971, Béla Bartók - Sonata no. 2, mvt. 1 Fritz Kreisler - Rondino on a theme of Beethoven W. A. Mozart - Fiordiligi’s aria Come scoglio from Cosi fan tutte Jules Massenet - Manon’s aria Obéissons quand leur voix appelle from Manon W. A. Mozart - Blonda’s aria Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln from Die Entführung aus dem Serail Léo Delibes - the Bell Song from Lakmé Performers include: Masako Fidler, solo piano, Marina Irgon, violin, and Masako Fidler, piano, Julianna Tauschinger-Dempsey, soprano, and Lynda Gulley, piano. For further information visit

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Women’s Guild Meeting - Thursday, November 18th @ 7pm

A memorial mass will be celebrated for the deceased members of the Guild. Business meeting and refreshments will be in the lower church following the mass. All women are invited; new member are always welcome.

Annual Turkey Raffle at the Seekonk American Legion Friday, November 19th

The American Legion Post # 311 is having their annual turkey raffle on Friday, 11/19 at 7 P.M. at the Post Home at 31 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA. The Turkey Baskets include the fixings. Everyone is welcome. Contact the Post at 08-33-9822 for more information or directions.

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Snack with Santa

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Christmas Bazaar And Gift Festival

sat, december 4, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Beautiful Live wreaths and centerpieces, baked goods and food, delicious luncheon, great crafts, fleece items, Christmas ‘treasures’, jewelry, plants, poinsettias, super drawing items, and More!

Hanging of the Greens

sun, december 5th: 9 & 10:30 A.M.

The Seekonk Congregational Church will celebrate their beautiful “Hanging of the Greens” Service with pageantry, special music, lighting of the tree, fifth graders presenting the symbols of advent faith. Candles of Hope and Peace will be lighted on the Advent Wreath. One of the year’s most beautiful worship services! All are invited to share the Advent and Christmas season each Sunday at either 9 or 10:30.


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Sugar plums will be dancing in the heads of over 10 children in Rhode Island this December. These young hopefuls auditioned for, and then subsequently earned a role in the ever popular holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Festival Ballet Providence puts together the annual production with local children in various roles from the youngest angels to the coveted part of Clara. Festival Ballet Providence (FBP), Rhode Island’s largest professional ballet company is presently housed on the East side of Providence, along with the foremost ballet school in the state. The 33rd season commenced in September and was marked by the opening of two new satellite studios, one in Rumford and the other, East Greenwich. The busy 2 member company, along with the ever growing number of registered students was the impetus for the addition of the new branches. Mihailo Djuric, the Artistic Director of Festival Ballet Providence, sees the supplementary space as a wonderful opportunity for the professional company to spread their wings while the large cast of Nutcracker children rehearse throughout the fall. This December there will be the usual hustle and bustle backstage at Providence Performing Arts Center that is required to mount such a huge production. Young girls in frilly Victorian dresses will stand still while an army of volunteers careful curl their hair into the typical 19th century banana ringlets. Soldiers will stand guard in the wings of the stage ready to battle the ever menacing Rat Queen and her army of mice. And of course, Clara and her Nutcracker Prince will dance through the snow flakes into the Christmas Eve night to meet with the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and all the candy dreams of childhood. Call (401) 33-1129 for more information.




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Arts in the Village Presents the Russian Duo December 11, 7:30pm

Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA $15 general, $13 seniors, $6 children and students; cash and checks only; Information: 508-252-5718 The Russian Duo is an international project born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg Kruglyakov, a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia, and Terry Boyarsky, an American concert pianist with Russian heritage, have joined forces to perform exuberant and compelling concerts. Celebrating cross-cultural creativity, the performers take audiences on a journey across the

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2nd Annual YMCA Craft Fair

Crafters and Vendors wanted on Saturday December 11th for details contact Jen at 08-33-7103 or

Breakfast with Santa

saturday, december 4th 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.

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At the October meeting of Bristol County Horsemen’s Association, a check in the amount of $2,7.03 was donated to the Rehoboth Park Commission. The money was raised by Breed Expo committee members, BCHA members, volunteers and friends at the Breed Expo held on August 1. The event graciously hosted by Doug and Rita Dent of Hobby Horse Farm on Bay State Road in Rehoboth. The monetary gift will be used towards the creation of a park at Nike Court on Peck Street for the public to enjoy.

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The New England Antique Tractor & Truck Association’s last outdoor event for this year will be at Araujo’s Farm in Dighton on Nov 7th for the Dighton Arts Festival. Many of the ladies in the club will be doing some Christmas shopping at that fun event. Our next fundraiser is the Turkey Raffle on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. Francis Farm. The three top prizes include a certificate for a fresh turkey from Rainbow Turkey Farm in Rehoboth-just in time for Thanksgiving! The public is invited to attend. Free admission, free refreshments. At our meeting on October 20th, Steve Martin was presented with a donation for the Helping Hands Food Pantry. The donations were collected at the NEATTA fall show in September. NEATTA learned through Steve that there are many families still struggling in Rehoboth. With the help of Francis Farm, NEATTA members decided to hold a Spaghetti Supper fund raiser on December 4th,  p.m. with all proceeds going to the Rehoboth Food Pantry. This event is also open to the public. Tickets for adults are $8.00, for children  -12 tickets are $4.00, tickets for children  and under are free. NEATTA will also be collecting toys and canned goods at the Spaghetti Supper, all to benefit Helping Hands. To purchase tickets or for more information visit our website or call Bev Baker 08-2227109 or Don Leffort 08-22-4990. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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By Bernie DeRoche The Rehoboth Anawan Lions met on October 21, at the Hillside Country Club where plans were finalized for the District 33S Eye Mobile scheduled for screening of hearing, eyes, and blood pressure. All those doing the screenings have attended a schooling to be able to use the testing equipment. We are hoping that the community took advantage of the free screening which was held on October 23rd at the Bliss Soccer field in North Rehoboth and that they picked up literature about Lions. We held our sticker day collection, at Dunkin Donuts. This proved to be very successful for Mass Eye Research. Chairman Alice Oliver would like to take this time to thank all who gave a donation. All the money goes to Mass Eye Research to help prevent blindness. At our first meeting in November we will be picking out our Peace Poster winner to represent our club at the next stage of competition. Our Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on the second Saturday of December, 12/11, at 3:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting will be held at the Bristol County Bank with continuation at Francis Farms. Watch for more info to come. Entertainment Books are available at $30. Ornaments that we have are also on sale for $.oo each. Not all years are available, but check with any member and she can help you with information. There are some on sale at the bank and at the Building Dept. office. We also have a limited supply of the note cards as well. We also took part in the carnation sales and we are still going to Marian Manor every month. We are participating in the Shoe Box program which is collecting items to send to servicemen overseas. We also are collecting canned goods and imperishable items for the food pantry and we are already putting into place baskets for the elderly for Thanksgiving. As you can see we are very busy and fulfilling our motto “We Serve and indeed we do. Once again “Thank you” for all your support at all our events and we look forward to your continued support. See you next month! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Boy is this year going fast. We are into the holiday months already. Will let you know about our Halloween winners next time as I need to meet the deadline for Nov news. We are so glad this vehicle is available for the community, thank you, editors. We had a good Fuller Brush party thanks to Earl and Shirley Goff on October 12th. For our next meeting, November 9th, members are asked to please bring a non perishable item for the Food Bank. Paper goods are welcome also. On November 23rd, we give thanks. November 27th we host Bay State Pomona Grange for a luncheon and meeting with something for the holidays by Beth, always lots of fun. Continuing with more of the Massachusetts State Grange legislative policies; they support increased funding of the Department of Children and Families to provide the best care possible for our children in need of support. In view of this, Anawan Grange has donated a sum to the Attleboro/Taunton Foster care program. As delegates to the Massachusetts State Grange meeting October 28th to the 31st we will bring diapers to be given to the Massachusetts Department of Children & Family to be distributed throughout MA. We will also be supporting Heifer Project International in their work with Fresh in New London, CT which is a holistic response to hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity. We will have more about the work of the Grange next month. Do come visit with us at any meeting.

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Pawtucket, RI: Slater Mill, located at 67 Roosevelt Avenue in the heart of Pawtucket, will host guest fiber artisan Rose Ann Hunter from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Sunday, November 14, 2010, for a workshop entitled “Wool on Wool” . Learn to transform your old wool garments into heirloom pieces by using simple sewn stitches. Ms. Hunter will demonstrate adapted rug making techniques from 1790 and center shirr a garland with wool beads and button shirred flowers. Students will also create a small assortment of ornaments with these techniques by manipulating fabric into holiday folk art treasures to enjoy for years to come. Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as crafts-person-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted over thirty techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art. The fee for this class is $40for members of Slater Mill Museum, $45 for non-members. The instructor will collect a $5 from each student for shirring supplies. Students are welcome to bring old wool clothes that have been washed and dried to “full” the wool. Registration is required for this workshop as space is limited. For more information please contact Bernadette Vaughan at 401-725-8638 ext. 108

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Our “kick-off “event for our upcoming oral history project “UnEarthing Rehoboth’s Farming Past” was a great success and lots of fun. Next on the agenda: choosing high school students and people from the farming community. The young people will do the interviews, then edit their videos during the winter months. Next spring, we’ll invite you to our final event when you can see the interviews and meet the students and their interviewees. More information will follow. Check our website and facebook for the most up-to-date info.

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When we published In Old Rehoboth Book II a few years ago, lots of people said, “Where’s Book I?” Sadly, we had to reply that Book I was out of print. But now the good news: we are reprinting Book I. Our printer promises us that it will be ready and sitting on our Book Sale table at the Folk Art, Antique & Artisans Show on November th and th. Price: $1. Stop by the Francis Building at the show, or call the museum. It’s a great Christmas gift!

If You’re Asked to Answer a Survey about the Carpenter Museum, Say “Yes!”

Carpenter Museum was chosen this fall by a group of MBA students at Johnson & Wales to study the museum’s approach to promoting our organization to the community. The four-person group of young people met with museum staff and President Tom Charnecki to discuss our present methods, and are following up the meeting with a face-to-face survey of townspeople. You may meet up with them at the Blanding Library or Bristol County Savings Bank. If so, please take a moment to answer their short questionnaire. It will help us know more about you and how we can better reach out to Rehoboth townspeople.

To Catch a Thief in Old Rehoboth

By Leslie Patterson When you think of a horse thief, the first image that comes to mind might be from a Western, but stolen horses were a problem everywhere in the pre-automobile days. Visitors to the Carpenter Museum can see a framed poster from the 19th century advertising a “Detecting Society.” This society had nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes, but was an organization “formed for the purpose of Detecting Horse Thieves, and procuring Horses when stolen from any member of the Society.” This poster is dated Dec. , 18 and notes a “correct list of officers and members of the Rehoboth, Seekonk and Pawtucket Detecting Society” and adds that the next year’s annual meeting “will be holden in Rehoboth” in November. Copies of this poster, suitable for framing, are for sale at the museum.

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Punishable by death

By the mid-19th century, this detecting society had already been at work for over half a century. In November of 179 local horse owners held a meeting at the home of Dr. James Bliss with the goal of recovering stolen horses. Looking though the first edition of “In Old Rehoboth” (edited by Sue Ellen Snape and published in 1979), readers can find an essay by the late Robert S. Trim on “Crime and Punishment in the 1700s.” He noted that “back in the 1790s, hardly a week went by but one or more horses were reported as stolen, in the Providence papers. To such a great extent did such thefts increase, that in 179 a Detecting Society was formed in Rehoboth, at the home of Dr. James Bliss. It was organized for the purpose of catching and bringing horse thieves to justice. Membership upon organizing was over 120 members from Rehoboth and surrounding towns. By 1800, membership had grown to over 200. They were an effective organization. Many horses were recorded returned.” Mr. Trim does not mention here how many horse thieves were apprehended or what happened to them, but punishments for even minor theft were severe two centuries ago. “The crime of burglary was also punishable by death. Often a first offender would feel that lash on his back, which would give him food for thought, before committing the offence a second time.” One repeat offender who went by the name of John Dixson, among other aliases, had escaped from jail twice in Norwich, Connecticut and was also wanted in Springfield and Worcester. He was accused of robbing the shop of James Daggett in Rehoboth on August 21, 1784 and was confined to a jail cell in Taunton. Dixson was tried a month later and sentenced to be hanged the next day. “Newspaper reports indicate that hangings were rare in Bristol County. So great was the crowed of spectators, the authorities called out some 200 troops in case of any trouble. Whole families came with picnic lunches to witness the execution.” continued on next page

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Even if the thief didn’t forfeit his life, punishment could be very harsh for what we would consider minor offenses today. In March, 1782 Benjamin Buffington of Rehoboth was brought before the Court of General Sessions at Taunton. After hearing the evidence of his stealing cheese and other items from Jacob Miller, also of Rehoboth, he was adjudged guilty, and sentenced to receive 1 stripes [lashes] on the naked back. As an additional punishment, he was to serve Miller for the period of two years, at any labor he so required, with no pay.”

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To return to the subject of stealing livestock, chickens have always been easy prey too, and not just for predators from the animal world. Among the artifacts at the museum is this reward poster: “A reward of a hundred dollars will be paid by the Town of Rehoboth both for the arrest and conviction of any person or persons stealing Poultry from any inhabitant of the town of Rehoboth.” It is signed by selectmen Henry T. Horton, John E. Horton, and Ebenezer A. Medberry on Oct. 1st, 1888. Further details on local chicken thieves can be found in the essay “When the Hen Was Queen: the rise and fall of poultry farming in Rehoboth” written by E. Otis Dyer in 200 and reprinted in the book “In Old Rehoboth: Book II”, published by the Rehoboth Historical Commission and the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society in 2008. He writes, “By 1888 poultry farming was so important to Rehoboth’s economy that the Town offered a $100 reward for the apprehension of a chicken thief, a large sum in those days, the equivalent of more than $2,000 today. Likewise, in August 1901, Attleboro sent out post cards to every family in town offering a $0 reward for the apprehension of a poultry thief. In April 1893 farmers in Rehoboth formed the Rehoboth Poultry Association to apprehend thieves and discuss the best methods of poultry husbandry. The Association met at the Anawan Grange once a week and disbanded in 190’s, donating the $00 or $00 left in their treasury to the Rehoboth ambulance fund.” He continues: “It is surprising how commonplace it was to steal poultry. Thieves motivated by the high price of poultry would sneak out of the woods late at night at the rear of a farm, break into a henhouse, and decimate the flock. A farmer with a small flock sometimes woke up in the morning to find an empty henhouse. Almost every week there was an article in the local newspapers about someone who had lost all or part of his flock to poultry thieves. The thieves were seldom caught; one that was caught stealing in Taunton was given a six-month jail sentence.” Those who would like to learn more about these and other episodes in Rehoboth history are encouraged to read “In Old Re-

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With a fun crowd, lots of nice items to bid on, and a great cause, the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction was a hit! Proceeds will go towards supporting our upcoming oral history project: “UnEarthing Rehoboth’s Farming Past.” And it was all made possible by the hard work of our volunteers. They brought flowers, bought wine glasses, organized silent auction items, made mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, and served drinks and food...all with smiles! Thanks to: Lende McMullen, Marie Sweeney, Leslie Patterson, Pam Christman, Lissa Singer, Rebecca Smith, Jane Haynes, Sarah & Dan Santos, Laura Napolitano and Bonnie Kelley Also, special thanks to wine pourers Ben Singer, Scott Spencer & John Haynes. And more thanks to all who contributed items for the auction, including: Rachel Smith, Ginny Saunders, Becky Webster, Pam Christman, Pat Cleaveland, Bonnie Kelley, Beth Munroe, Tom & Betsy Charnecki, Dan & Sarah Santos, Walt & Sharon Munroe, Cathy Potter, Leslie Patterson, Ken Santos, Betty Collins, Dick Benjamin, Judith Bertozzi, Donna McCarthy, Edna Brunelle, Philip Spencer, Lende McMullen, Rebecca Smith, and Shawn Kendrick.



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Trinity Rep is proud to present the magic and wonder of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi’s Furniture Superstores. Performances begin on November 19th and run through December 31st in the Chace Theater. Trinity Rep is celebrating its 34th year of presenting this beloved New England holiday tradition under the direction of Michael Perlman. This year’s production once again features two companies of child actors, featuring Rehoboth student Liam Clancy, 10, of Palmer River Elementary as Turkey Boy/Young Scrooge. Resident acting company favorite Mauro Hantman plays the role of miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge who is confronted on Christmas Eve by three spirits. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 401-351-4242, on line at, or in person at the Theater’s Box office. Trinity Rep’s A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi’s Furniture Superstores along with supporting sponsor Amica Insurance and media partner B101.5 FM. Trinity Rep’s 47th season is sponsored by NBC 10, with supporting sponsors Cox Media, Rhode Island Monthly, and RISCA.

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Emily Pelletier has traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to represent Massachusetts as a 4-H delegate at the National Dairy Conference and attend the World Dairy Expo. The World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, is the international meeting place for the dairy industry, featuring world-class dairy cattle competitions, seminars, auctions and exhibits. Emily 17 is a senior at Dighton/Rehoboth high school, was chosen due to her outstanding dairy accomplishment records, plans on attending SUNY Cobleskill in the fall. She has been an active member of 4-H for 8 years showing dairy cows. About 200 youth from 4-H dairy projects around the U.S. and Canada congregate in Madison for the National 4-H Dairy Conference held annually in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. Participants learn about production, processing, marketing and use of dairy products, and develop a broader understanding of careers available in dairy production, biotechnology, genetics, marketing and other selected areas. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the University of Wisconsin campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo. The 56th National 4-H Dairy Conference has been design to expand your understanding and appreciation of the aspect of dairy industry. Emily has taken advantage of this exciting opportunity to build on her previous experiences and to share what she has learned with others in her home state. Thank-you 4-H for giving her this opportunity.


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Miss Ashlee Bourque of Rehoboth hired as YMCA Dance Director

The Newman YMCA announces the opening of a new YMCA Program Center in Rehoboth MA and has employed Ashlee Bourque to run the Shooting Stars School of Dance in the Program Center which is located on route 44 at 51 Winthrop St in Rehoboth. Miss Ashlee has studied dance for over 18 years at a variety of schools in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ashlee’s early years of training were spent studying Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and much more. She Ashlee Bourque has performed in multiple community events, and competed in regional and national dance competitions, where she received a variety of awards and scholarships. She trained extensively at Festival Ballet and performed in The Nutcracker at The Providence Performing Art Center. At Dighton Rehoboth High School she was a choreographer, performer and soloist in the Drama Clubs musical productions. Graduating as a Phi Theta Kapa member with High Honors in May 2010, Ashlee received her B.A. in Dance from Dean College, where she was on Dance Team, and in both the Ballet and Modern Company. Miss Ashlee has been instructing dance in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island for almost eight years.

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Zoe Karavolis with Mia Hamm. On October 23rd world renowned soccer player Mia Hamm visited World Wide of Indoor Sports in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Fifty girls and their families gathered there to have dinner, do a Q & A, and even play in a soccer game with Mia. The only way to meet Mia was through a fundraiser for Mia’s fund, the Mia Hamm Foundation. The foundation helps with the awareness of marrow transplants. All the girls who attended raised more than $2! A high school freshman from Rehoboth, Zoe Karavolis, was among these girls, raising a total of $33. She finished the fundraising in the top 2 and got to play on team Mia for the soccer game. Congratulations to Zoe and all the young girls who participated in this fundraiser!

Cheryl Richards Joins Troy Pires & Allen Insurance Cheryl Richards has been hired by Troy Pires & Allen Insurance (TPA), East Providence, as financial services specialist to spearhead the development and launch of the agency’s new division. Initially, she will focus on establishing the new department’s infrastructure and work with the agency’s existing client base. Richards brings extensive insurance and entrepreneurial experience to the position to the East Providence-based company. Formerly, Richards worked with Amica Insurance, and also owned and operCheryl Richards ated a laundry business for sixteen years. According to Richards, the new financial services division is designed to expand the range of services and financial solutions for TPA clients. In hiring Richards, managing partner Peter Troy comments, “Just as adding the right products to our business mix is important, finding the right person to lead this ambitious effort and to work with us and our clients are also essential. Cheryl will fit in well with both. She brings both personality and substantial understanding to the table; she’s already ramped up.” Both Cheryl Richards and Peter Troy are Seekonk Peter Troy residents.

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How You Can Help Volunteers Needed!

Did you know that 1 in every 0 children in the U.S will go to sleep without a home this year? Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties. If you have an extra 2 hours a week and a desire to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful children, then we have the volunteer opportunity for you! A six month commitment is required. Attendance at one of our training sessions is mandatory. Upcoming training: Tuesday, December 7th and Wednesday, December 8th from  p.m. to 9 p.m. (both evenings required) in the Brockton/Taunton area. Sign up today! Contact our office at (08) 999-944 or at for more information and an application, or fill one out online at


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Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties. If you have an extra 2 hours a week and a desire to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful children, then we have the volunteer opportunity for you! A six month commitment is required. Attendance at one of our training sessions is mandatory, and we have one coming up Dec 7 & 8 in the Brockton area. Location is to be determined. Both nights are mandatory from  – 9 P.M. Sign up today! Contact Annie Dantowitz at (08) 999-944 or at for more information and an application, or fill one out online at

It truly is a Blizzard of Giving with more than one way to help the children and families of Rehoboth!


Please Contact for help this holiday season: Steve Martin (Director Rehoboth Helping Hands) 252-3263; Blizzard Questions: Maureen Brawley 252-4867; Girl Scout Contact: Colleen McBride 252-6430

Toys for Rehoboth Kids: Buy ANY new toy and place it in a box marked “Blizzard of Giving/Toys for Rehoboth Kids”. Or visit a Blizzard of Giving display located at the Blanding Library, Chartley Store, Rehoboth Post Offi ce, The D.L. Beckwith Middle School and The Palmer River Elementary School. Pick a snowfl ake and donate the gift inscribed –wrap the gift and affi x the snowfl ake securely to the outside! (Snowfl akes are wishes of a Rehoboth family).

All gifts should be returned to one of the following locations for pick-up by the Rehoboth Girl Scouts: Alicia’s dance studio • Palmer River elementary school “AsAP” @ 319d tremont street • Rehoboth Congregational Church Blanding library • Rehoboth Post Office • Chartley store twin Oaks learning Center • d. l. Beckwith Middle school Vino’s Restaurant • fitness Mom studio

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Charity Events for Toys for Tots Brought to you by Black-Wiing Productions

Black-Wiing Productions is promoting two charity concert events for Toys for Tots in December 2010. “12 Bands of Christmas” being held at JR’s Bourbon Street Rock House on Sunday, December th, 1 p.m. until 1 a.m. and “ Hours of Metal”, A Very Metal Christmas being held at Club Hell on Friday, December 17th, 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. Cranston, RI, October 12, 2010 - Since 1980, Marines have collected new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Campaign and distributed them to needy children at Christmas. BlackWiing Productions and JR’s Bourbon Street Rock House will be hosting a charity event on December th and Club Hell will be hosting a second charity event on December 17th. Both events include the full support of the Marines to bring the community together to raise money and collect toys for this Christmas season. “12 Bands of Christmas”, 12 Bands, 12 Hours, One Great Cause at JR’s Bourbon Street Rock House located inside Mardi Gras Multi Club, 100 Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. This is an all day event starting at 1 p.m. “A Very Metal Christmas”,  Hours of Metal, One Great Cause at Club Hell, 73 Richmond Street, Providence, RI. This is an all day event starting at 2 p.m. Unwrapped toys can be brought to the door. There will be raffles throughout the event. For more information, see our website www. Items have been generously donated by local businesses and restaurants in the community for the raffles of these events. If you would like to donate and/or sponsor, please contact Black-Wiing Productions at 401-714-1992 or Eric@Black- Toy donations may also be collected by local businesses; contact Black-Wiing Productions for pickup. About Black-Wiing Productions: Black-Wiing Productions is a multi-faceted company working with venues and artists locally, nationally and internationally, providing everything from ticket sales to promotions and booking. Email: Address: PO Box 8648, Warwick, RI 02888, Fax: 401-785-0559


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Donate your time Everyone is busy during the holidays, but if you want to be confident your charitable giving is really making a difference, donating your time to a worthy cause is a good option. Not only will you enjoy the spiritual nourishment of actively helping others, you’ll be able to see the actual results of your contribution. The options are virtually endless and you can find a way to give that fits your schedule and personal preferences. Are you handy around the house? Contribute your time to an organization that builds or repairs homes for those in need. Perhaps you’re a good cook or a deft server? Volunteer to prepare or serve meals at your local soup kitchen. Do you get along well with kids? Contact churches or homeless shelters in your area and volunteer for their child care programs. No matter how you choose to do it, donating your time costs you nothing more than a few hours, but can deliver the reward of seeing firsthand just who your contribution is helping.

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Preventing Cold and Flu

When cold and flu season starts, schools can become germy places. The rapid spread of germs at school can make teachers and students sick causing students to fall behind. As a parent group we can play an important role in keeping the school community as healthy as possible. Work with room parents to help teacher’s stock classrooms with tissues, liquid soap, hand sanitizer, germ killing spray, and paper towels. With an ample supply of such products, teachers won’t have to restrict usage. Let’s work on making this the healthiest year ever. Debbie Fitzgerald, Rehoboth PTSA President

Palmer River Fundraiser

Don’t forget to pick up your Fall Catalog Fundraiser Items! November 17th 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Some items are perishable and must be picked up. Any items left will be donated to the local food pantry. Thank you for your support! Suzanne Cabral

3rd Annual Rehoboth PTSA Auction November 5th 7 p.m.

This fun-filled adult evening will be held at The Hillside Country Club by Lombardi’s. Come spend a night with us, bid on your favorite items and mingle with friends and neighbors. Light appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar. All proceeds go directly to the Rehoboth PTSA. If you’d like to volunteer or have an item to donate contact Jenn Moitoso (08-22-789) or Jenn Silva (08-22-33)

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Saturday December 4th 12-3 p.m.

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Palmer River Bookfair and Family Movie Night December 10th

Sunday, November 21 • 1 to 3pm

Showing of Santa Buddies Rated G (Disney) at  p.m. It’s a cute movie about golden retriever puppies who help save Christmas. Come dressed in pj’s and bring your favorite stuffie, blanket, and/or sleeping bags. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is a canned good donation to support our local food pantry. More information with times for BookFair to follow via backpack express.

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Monster Mini Golf Fundraiser

Palmer River and Beckwith are doing a Monster Mini Golf Fundraiser by offering gift passes at $.0. These passes never expire and are good for any age at any Monster Mini Golf location. They make great stocker stuffers and Christmas gifts! You save $2.00 off the regular price of $7.0. Passes will be available until November 30. For more info contact Suzanne Cabral 401-323-273 or


Can you dance, sing, write, paint, or play an instrument? Then we need your artistic abilities for this year’s Reflections theme, “Together We Can”. Entries are due Friday, November 19th and must be submitted with an entry form. Every participant will receive a $ gift certificate that can be used toward the Spring Book Fair. Rules and information can be found at Any questions please contact Margaret Poole at


Circus Vidbel returned to Rehoboth with a new show that entertained children of all ages. The show included equestrian, dog, balance board, aerial acts, and more. All children under 12 received a free clown nose. A big thank you to Katie Griffin, Dick Georgia, and their volunteers for organizing a fun family event and supporting our local food pantry.

Spirit Wear

Palmer River Spirit Wear will be for sale during the month of November. Look for the flyer in your child’s backpack. We have lots of great items for every budget ranging from screen printed tshirts to embroidered fleece. Kids and adults alike will LOVE these items, they make great Christmas gifts! Please call Jenn Silva (08) 22-33 with any questions!

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We are already at the close of the first trimester and grades will be closing this month. Our teachers have been working will diligence and dedication to instruct and assess your child in alignment with the state frameworks. Grades close on November th and standards based report cards will be sent home on November 12th for students in grades 1 through 4. With your report card you will receive a notice for the parent teacher conferences that will be held on the afternoon and evening of November 18th. We encourage you to take time to prepare for your conference by jotting down any questions you may have for the teacher about your child’s progress. (It can even be helpful to send them in advance of your conference.) We see our parents as partners in the education of our students. If there are ways we can strengthen our support please let us know. Here are some tips that might help you to organize your ideas to best serve your child’s needs: • Review your child’s schoolwork. Retain any items that you have questions about. • Talk to your child. Is there anything your child might like you to ask? • Make a list of Questions or concerns. Prioritize- time goes by quickly. • Note and share any “at home changes” that may impact your child at school. • Be positive – share the good news about your child’s learning too!

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In Mrs. Hackett’s fourth grade classroom the students have been working on some fun fall research on bats. The students have been designing their own "bat mobiles" to show their research on different types of bats, where they live, and their adaptations including echolocation. The students in this fourth grade are also working hand in hand with their “buddy class”, the second graders in Ms. Colavolpe's room, to gather information and share ideas. Students will be using books as well as the internet to find their research both in school and at home. We are very excited to see what creative projects the students in this classroom come up with!

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Poetry abounds as the first grade student in Mrs. Maguy’s classroom utilize poetry to talk about pumpkins, jack o-lanterns, and

November 2010 witches. With these poems, the children have been learning about rhyming words, word families, and sight words. In reading, these young readers have been busy using new phonics pattern each week to build or spell new words for example short i words, short a words, words with ck, or words with short o. Additionally, each student has a book bag that is packed with books that are just right for them! Everyday Math has the children learning all about nickels, exchanging pennies for nickels, and counting piles of coins. Also, these children have begun to practice writing number models (number sentences) for different addition stories (word problems). In written language, the children have started using a ‘piece of a design’ to complete an illustration and then write a story about that illustration. It has really helped the students to use their imagination to create new and different pictures out of that ‘mystery piece’. As a culmination of all their October work, these students made stuffed jack o-lanterns. Here the students then wrote a story about their pumpkin's personality.

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In these challenging financial times, we, at Palmer River, hope to educate our youth on the value of community service by supporting our own Rehoboth-based charitable outreach programs. Thank you for your willingness to provide food and pantry items in our recent “Halloween Hat” food drive. As in the past, the Rehoboth Lions were good to support us in transporting the many items to the Rehoboth Food pantry. You may not think a box or can makes a difference…it does. We are appreciative of your assistance in helping to stock the pantry for the busy Thanksgiving holiday that is close at hand.


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October is the Month of the Young Adolescent (MOYA), an annual international collaborative effort of education, health, and youth-oriented organizations initiated by the National Middle School Association (NMSA), the key messages for the celebration are: • The importance of parents being knowledgeable about young adolescents and being actively involved in their lives; • The understanding that healthy bodies plus healthy minds equal healthy young adolescents; • The realization that the education young adolescents experience during this formative period of life will, in large measure, determine the future for all citizens; and • The knowledge that every young adolescent should have the opportunity to pursue his or her dreams and aspirations, and post-secondary education should be a possibility for all.

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To celebrate the uniqueness of our own young adolescents, we will be hosting a range of activities in October. Here is a sampling of some of the activities you can anticipate hearing more about: • Each homeroom will be invited to create a banner to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of its members. The banners will decorate the cafeteria. • Students will have the opportunity to submit an essay or piece of art that addresses the question: “What do you think adults need to understand about adolescents?” • Staff in the building will be asked to bring in pictures of themselves as young adolescents to be displayed for the students to view. • Staff will be asked to submit a response to “Why I like working with Beckwith students.” The quotes will be displayed in the cafeteria. • The eighth graders will be invited to enter into a contest for the best “Top Ten Ways You Know Your in the Presence of a Middle Schooler.” The winning student/team Complete auto collision repair of students will present their “Top Ten” at the last school committee meeting in October. Towing Foreign & Domestic • We will be hosting our very first We handle all insurance claims “Shadowing Day.” The date is tentatively Free Estimates set for Tuesday, October 19th. We will be inviting some members of our community MA RS. # 137 to shadow students and any willing staff for Serving our community for 25 years the day. More information to follow… • The month will culminate with our 1849 Fall River Ave. (Rt ), Seekonk, MA 3rd annual Lip Sync contest on Thursday, October 28th. (508) 336-6475

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The following students have recently been elected as members of Student Council: Charlie Pike, Juliana Springs, Allison Ainley, Kelsey Araujo, Angelina Curtis, Brittany Boucher, John-Paul Landry, Colin Bushell, Cameron MacMaster, Ashton Marshall, Colette Watson, Madison Burtan, Timothy Pray, Cassidy Burke, Hannah Howard, Andrew Horowitz, Emma Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Kristina Perez, Mitchell Brown, Matthew Hebert, Emily Parker, Evie Rodrigues, Briana Pacheco, Joe Marcille, John Delaney, Surrey Houlker, Sara Enos, Emily McNulty, Nikita Bansal, Zac Oudin, Cody Boehner, Seth Rossi, David Payne, Sara Pierce, Manny Munoz, Tristin Rabbitt, Ali Freitas, Victoria Scott, Tara Dwyer, Rachel Sousa, Danny Johnson, Brandon Tran, Seth Lundstrom, Vanessa Amaral, Brandon Witter, Sam Boyden, and Austin Strycharz.

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Cathy Mondor, RN, BSN Physical Exams for Interscholastic Sports Students who are planning on trying out for any of the interscholastic sports (basketball, baseball, softball) MUST have a copy of a physical exam done within the past year on file in the nurse's room. Fall sports try-outs will begin the first couple of weeks in November so be prepared if your son or daughter has expressed an interest in either of these activities. These sports are open to grades -8.

Safety Precautions

The safety of our students is of paramount importance. We practice fire drills, lock-down drills, and bus safety/evacuation procedures, and make improvements as the need arises. We work cooperatively with public safety officials on a regular basis to ensure compliance with laws and safety regulations. We also work in conjunction with our school bus transportation provider, H & L Bloom. In the past, police officers have ridden some bus routes during the morning or the afternoon runs to review safety of the routes, intersections, and stops. We will continue this practice in the future. Police officers also visit with students in the lunch room on occasion, bring bullying prevention presentations to our school, as well as participate in our lockdown drills.

School Dances

Student Council sponsored dances are open to Beckwith students in grades , 7, and 8. The cost is $. Food and beverage are available to be purchased by students. The dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Students should arrive at 7:00 p.m. There is no supervision for them prior to that time. Students should be picked up promptly at 9:30 p.m. They wait with chaperones on the sidewalk for their rides. If students need to leave the dance prior to the end of the dance, their parents must come in to dismiss the students. In addition to chaperones present at the dances, there is also a police officer on duty as well as a Rehoboth firefighter to keep a firewatch. A bank of overhead lights remains on at all times during the dance. Students should dress appropriately for school dances like they do for school. Inappropriate physical contact will not be tolerated. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Parents will be called in the event that a student’s behavior is unacceptable.

November 2010

Beckwith Canned Food Drive

Help us to help our neighbors. Beckwith Middle School will hold its annual canned food drive to benefit the Rehoboth Food Pantry from November 17 through November 23rd. Students are encouraged to bring in canned food (no bottles please), supermarket gift cards, and cash donations or checks payable to Rehoboth Food Pantry. Last year students collected 8,000 cans. Our goal this year is 15,000 cans. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jerauld at Beckwith.

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Dates to Remember

Nov. 2 - No School –Teacher Workshop Nov. 5 - Bristol Aggie presentation to 8th grade students Nov. 11 - No School – Veterans Day Nov. 12 - Report Cards Issued Nov. 17 - Fund raiser pick-up in café Nov. 17-23 - Canned food drive Nov. 19 - Grade 5 Social Nov. 19 - Student Council Dance 7-9:30 pm Nov. 24-26 - No School – Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 30 - Principal’s Coffee at 9:30 a.m.

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Greetings, Hard work, self-determination, leadership skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, positive self-esteem, goal setting, strategic thinking and building social relationships with peers and adults are just some of the skills our middle school children develop while participating in school sponsored activity programs. Studies have shown that activity programs provide valuable lessons for young people regardless of race or gender. Participants tend to have higher GPA’s, better attendance records, lower dropout rates and fewer discipline problems. Business and community leaders such as yourself, surely recognizes the skills & attributes that carry through to success in high school, college, career, and lead to contributing members of society. That is why we are reaching out to you for a tax deductible donation to the Beckwith Middle School Academic and Athletic program. This parent-driven fundraising effort was approved by the D.R. Regional School Committee on September 28th and is authorized by the Beckwith Middle School. Money raised supports Beckwith students competing in The Massasoit League’s inter-scholastic activities including Math and Spelling Teams, Girls and Boys Basketball, Softball and Baseball for the 2010-2011 school year. Even with a high user fee paid by each student participant, the program is woefully underfunded. Our goal is to raise the $28,000 needed to provide transportation (bussing) to events, stipends for coaches and advisors, event personnel such as referees, scorekeepers, mediators, and umpires, uniforms and equipment. Please consider a donation of any amount or become a Bronze Sponsor for $100, a Silver Sponsor for $250, a Gold Sponsor for $500, or a Platinum Sponsor for $1000. Checks should be made out to Beckwith Middle School with Academic & Athletic Teams donation in the memo line. With our sincerest thanks, Fundraising Committee Chair Heather Cross 128 Summer St.

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Hornbine School – A Successful Season The Hornbine School is a one room schoolhouse located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. It first opened in the school year 18471848. It was closed and sold approximately ninety years latter in 1937. Interested Rehoboth residents raised money to buy and repair the building during the 32th Rehoboth Town Anniversary in 198. This year was the forty-second season that The Hornbine School was open to the public as a museum. Over eight hundred and fifty school children visited our historic one-room school house this season. More than a hundred and fifty visitors took advantage of the opportunity to look around the school during one of our Sunday open houses. Visitors enjoyed looking at the one room schoolhouse memorabilia while their children wrote on slates with authentic slate pencils. They examined actual photographs from the past which show children around one room schools in Rehoboth. Sharon Beskid, from Rehoboth, conducting class with a home school group this fall.

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Our three teachers: left front: Sharon Beskid, back middle: Kim Peranzi, front right: Beverly Pettine, our head teacher We are pleased to welcome Sharon Beskid who joined Beverly Pettine and Kim Peranzi as one of our teachers during the 2009 season. Sharon is a Rehoboth resident. She has been an active volunteer for several organizations in town for many years. Mrs. Beskid is a valued addition to our teaching staff. We look forward to her continued support for many years to come. If you have any information that may be of interest to us about the Hornbine School please call Dave Downs at 08-222-732. Please call Beverly Pettine at 401- 431-1770 if you would like information about classroom trips to the Hornbine School. You may visit out web site any time at http://hornbineschool.tripod. com/index.htm.

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The Keene State College Owls

Rehoboth Home Swarmed By Owls

The Keene State College Owls paid a visit to Rehoboth recently. Former D-R athlete Aislynn Sherry and her field hockey teammates stopped at her home after a game against Bridgewater State in late September. The entire team, coaches, and trainers were treated to a home cooked meal, providing them a welcome alternative to the usual fast food before the bus ride back to New Hampshire. Aislynn is currently a junior at Keene, and is the daughter of David and Elizabeth Sherry of Rehoboth.

Annual General Meeting Dighton Rehoboth Soccer Club (DRSC)

DRSC announces its Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday, November 13th at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Rehoboth Youth Soccer Clubhouse located at Bliss Field on Tremont Street. The meeting is open to any Dighton or Rehoboth parents with children involved in youth soccer. More information about DRSC can be found at

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Register Now for the Seekonk Black Goose soccer season. Players who register now will be placed on the waiting list. Once there are enough players to form a team the waiting list for that team will be released and you will be notified. There is no payment due at this time. Please register prior to November 30. New this year we will be offering a U-15 boys soccer team. For more information or to Register visit us at

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Newman YMCA Receives Grant from Target for After School Art Program and Field Trips

The Newman YMCA today announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in providing “Afterschool Story Art” an enrichment program for children in East Providence, Seekonk and Rehoboth. The grant will support a  week afterschool art enrichment program called Story Art which ties in with an existing educational program at the Art Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The Y program encourages the creative development of artistic talent both as a means to an end (achieving education objectives) and as an avenue of expression. The participants learn how paintings tell stories throughout history. The Target grant will provide the field trips to the RISD museum. “We are so thankful to Target and thrilled to be able to offer this program to children in our afterschool programs. Their work was displayed in a makeshift art gallery at the Y last week to honor National ART week. Through the RISD art museum field trips children gain an understanding of social studies, language arts and history through the stories told in paintings, reinforcing their own creative achievements”, states Jeanine Achin, Executive Director at the Y. This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given  percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that equals more than $3 million every week. “At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with the Newman YMCA as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.” Additionally, Target also gives through signature programs that are designed to inspire learning in children and families. Programs include: • Take Charge of Education®, a school fundraising program; • Target School Library Makeovers, a program that provides year-round volunteer opportunities for Target team members to get involved with their local school; • Target Field Trip Grants, a program that helps educators bring learning to life outside the classroom through the distribution of grants; • Target House®, which serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving lifesaving treatment at St. Jude • Kitchen Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis and the St. Jude School Program presented by • Bath • Target, which is staffed with accredited teachers and helps • Basements patients stay on track academically while undergoing treatments that can last months; • Target Volunteers, a nationwide network of Target team Licensed & Insured members, retirees, families and friends who volunteer millions of hours to community projects.

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Grab a friend and head out with an Audubon guide to enjoy the peaceful, quiet fall trails. Join the experts for a workshop to learn all about winter bird feeding or bring the kids and spend a magical night with owls. Head to Audubon this November and join the fun! A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Program Guide. Visit www.asri. org to download a copy. Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. Call (401) 949-44 ext. 3041 or email programs@

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Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Irish Wildlife Artist Gordon D’Arcy focuses on winter plumage in this unique art exhibition. Most of the work is in oil pastel. The exhibit features thirty-four species of birds found in Rhode Island. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, November 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; November 7 to December 28, 2010; Program Fee: Free with Admission; Ages: All.

November 10 Armchair Naturalist series lecture: the ‘unhuggables’

Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge Smithfield, RI • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. In the natural world, people tend to focus on what scientists call ‘charismatic megafauna’. Massive animals like whales, cute animals like giant pandas, and fierce animals like eagles or lions get all the attention - and humans rally to the cry when their survival is in jeopardy. But what about the ugly, tiny and, dare I say, stinky animals? Aren’t they important too? What about the carrion beetle, the skunk, the snapping turtle? Why should I care about tiny sea snails? Surely ticks and mosquitoes must be useless! Come and find out about these ‘unhuggables’ and how vitally important biodiversity is to ecosystems, medicine, and the survival of all. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $8/member, $12/non-member; Ages: Adult. Course Number: 114333-383. To register call (401) 949-44, ext. 3041 or email

November 13 • touisset walk

Audubon Touisett Wildlife Refuge, Warren, RI • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Take part in a fall hike through one of Audubon’s prettiest coastal locations. A variety of fall migrants happen to pass through this property. Yellow-breasted Chat and Orange-crowned Warbler are two examples spotted on recent fall and winter walks at this beautiful wildlife refuge. Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Touisset Road, Warren, RI; Program Fee: Free; Ages: 8+. Course Number: October 28: 14433401, November 13: 144334-02. To register call (401) 949-44, ext. 3041 or email

November 13 • A Magical Night with the Owls

Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mystical, magical owls. Spend a special evening with Audubon’s owls and learn all about these amazing creatures of the night.

November 2010 The Reporter Live owl presentations will be featured - giving families an up-close experience with these magical birds. Owl pellet dissections, a takehome craft, and snacks will round out the event. Whooo would want to miss this special evening? Register today! Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $12/member, $15/non-member (No charge for parents); Ages: 7+. Course Number: 164333-100. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

November 13, & December 11 Exhibit Spotlight at the Audubon Environmental Education Center

1401 Hope Street (Route 114); Bristol, RI • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Have you visited the Environmental Education Center with the kids or grandkids and wished for a bit more time to explore? Would you like to learn more about a certain exhibit or habitat? Join an Audubon staff member as we explore the featured exhibits and share interesting and fun facts. We may even pass along some secrets as to how the exhibits were built and are maintained. Registration is required. North Atlantic Right Whale: November 13, 2010; 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Life in the Tide Pool and Bay: December 11, 2010; 10:0011:00 am Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; See dates above; 10:00-11:00 am; Program Fee: $5/ member, $6/non-member, Ages: Adult. Course Number: 164333513.

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November 21 • Full Moon Walk

Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Exeter, RI • 6:00 - 8:00 pm Head out under the full moon for a walk around the pond at Fisherville Brook. The crisp air and moonlight are bound to bring out the wildlife. We may see beaver on the pond and hear a coyote or owl calling from the woods. It is sure to be a beautiful night. Please bring a flashlight. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Program Fee: $8/member, $12/non-member; Ages: 12+. Course Number: 134333-167. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

November 27 • Winter Waterfowl and Seabird Caravan

Narragansett, RI • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for our traditional Thanksgiving weekend celebration of Mother Nature, South County style. From our starting point in Galilee, a team of Audubon Kimball naturalists will lead a caravan to all of the birding hotspots they’ve found along the South County shore during the preceding days. The usual stops include Point Judith, Sand Hill Cove, Cards Pond, Moonstone Beach, and Trustom Pond. Bring your binoculars, and be sure to dress warmly. Departs from Salty Brine State Beach parking lot, 254 Great Island Road, Narragansett, RI; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $10/non-member adult, $5/non-member child; Ages: 12+. Course Number: 044166-90. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

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Farm & Garden Rehoboth Garden Club Scholarship Awards

Two area students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Rehoboth Garden Club. Kyle Jackson, a resident of North Dighton, is a graduate of Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School where he ranked 75th in a class of 300 students. He was a recipient of the Abigail Adams scholarship for his achievements in MCAS testing while a senior at the high school. He was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award in football from the South Coast Conference. Now a college student Kyle currently maintains a 3.0 GPS in the Landscape Architecture program at UMASS Amherst. Lindsay Frazier of Rehoboth is the second scholarship recipient. She is a 2010 graduate of Dighton Rehoboth Regional High

School where she ranked 8th in her class. She earned 10 varsity letters in sports during her high school career earning MVP in cross country during three of her four years there. Lindsay is currently attending Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where she is majoring in Environmental Sciences. Both scholarships will be awarded by the Rehoboth Garden Club upon completion of the first college semester by the recipients.

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Seekonk Human Services will be closed for Veterans Day on November 11th And on November 25 & 26 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday

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Co-Sponsored by the Seekonk Non-Profit Coalition and the Seekonk Police Department. Open seating starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for adults and children under 12 years are $5.00. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Fuel and Utility Fund as well as food and other necessities. This fund is administered by the Human Services Department of the Town of Seekonk and will be used solely for these purposes. Tickets may be obtained at Seekonk Human Services, Town Hall or the Police Dept. Checks for tickets and/or donations should be made payable to Seekonk Human Services Fuel and Utility Fund and mailed to Seekonk Human Services, 320 Pleasant St., Seekonk, MA 02771. You may call 508-336-8772 if you have any questions.

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November 3, 2010 @ 10:00 AM “Dr. Ronald Rapoport, Rheumatologist” Dr. Ronald Rapoport, will be the featured speaker on “Arthritis, A Joint Effort”. He will give an Overview of both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis diseases. What are the symptoms, Who does it affect, What questions should you ask your primary care physician about these symptoms, treatment options, etc. He will then take Questions from the audience. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up for a delicious lunch of American Chop Suey, Italian bread and fruit cocktail for $3. Sign up and payment should be received one week in advance so that we will be able to accommodate you.

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November 10, 2010 @ 10:00 AM Seekonk Human Services Vocalist Gary Leanus, will entertain with patriotic songs as well as those you will remember from years ago. A delicious turkey dinner will be served with all the trimmings. Cost for lunch will be $3. We request that you sign up and pay at least a week in advance so that we can accommodate you for lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up.


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December 1, 2010 @ 10:00 Seekonk Human Services

This program will be presented by the Community VNA and consists of sharing holiday traditions, offers suggestions on making the holidays as stress-free as possible and provides easy festive decorating ideas. Two beautiful wreaths will be designed during the interactive demonstration. This holiday program is a fun, social gathering and includes a raffle where two lucky winners get to take the wreaths home. Lunch: $3 Pizza & Salad Call 508-336-8772 to sign up for lunch.


December 9, 2010 @ 8:30 AM Brother’s Seafood Restaurant After breakfast you are welcome to go on a tour of the Seekonk Water Department. For those of you who would like to go on the tour, you will need to meet at the Water Department at 10:00 AM. Transportation will be on your own or with a friend. Order off the menu – the cost is up you.

@ Seekonk Human Services on December 8, 2010 10:00 AM Entertainer Vic Solo will be presenting a Christmas program at Seekonk Human Services. Vic has been here as Elvis and we are looking forward to another outstanding presentation. A delicious lunch of pot roast, potatoes & vegetables will be available for $3. You must sign up and pay in advance for lunch in order for us to accommodate you. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up.

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FUEL ASSISTANCE If you had fuel assistance last year, be on the lookout for your application which should have arrived in September. File the application as soon as you get it. If you have never had fuel assistance and would like to apply, please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 and make an appointment with the Outreach Department. Maximum income for 1 person in 2010 is $29,126 and for 2 people is $38,087. Income includes your social security, pensions and any interest income. If you need help filling out your application, please contact the outreach department at Human Services for an appointment. If you are homebound or unable to climb the stairs to our offices and need assistance, please call 508-336-8772. DISPOSAL FEE If you so choose, you may pay half the disposal fee invoice by October 26, 2010 and the second half of the invoice by March 31, 2011. These payments must be made payable to the Town of Seekonk and paid at the Collector’s Office or mailed to Collector’s Office, 100 Peck St., Seekonk, MA 02771. MEDICARE D PRESENTATION Monday, November 8, 2010 @ 10:00 AM @ Seekonk Human Services Regional SHINE Director Lisa Sarkis will be giving a presentation at Seekonk Human Services on Medicare D and Medicare Advantage Plans. Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D and the Medicare Advantage Plan is November 15 to December 31. Each year at this time, beneficiaries can make changes in their Part D coverage. Any change made during this open enrollment will be effective on January 1. Part D is an insurance program that provides help with prescription cost and protection from catastrophic costs. This is a very

November 2010 The Reporter important presentation for anyone who wants to know more about Medicare Part D or who needs assistance to enroll or change their plans. Appointments can be made at that time with the Outreach Dept. at Human Services. If you have any questions, please call 508-336-8772. ELDERLY & HARDSHIP EXEMPTION FORMS These forms (41 C) are available at the Assessor’s Office at Town Hall. They must be filled out with proof of eligibility and returned to the Assessor’s office by April 1st. BOOK CLUB @ Seekonk Human Services 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM January 10, 2011 A new group is being formed at Human Services and will meet on the 2nd Monday of every month beginning in January to discuss the book of the month. You are welcome to join us. Coffee and pastries will be available. The January book has been changed. Please take note!!!! The book list is as follows: January 10, 2011 “The Red Thread” by Ann Hood February 14, 2011 “ Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay March 14, 2011 “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak If you have any questions you may call Karen Stutz at 508336-8772. AEROBICS Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 – 12:30 Cost: $3 Seekonk Human Services Gymnasium Come join us for an enthusiastic class led by Lee McCaffrey, senior fitness instructor. All ages are welcome to attend this class. Bring a friend or make some new ones. We have a wonderful group who have been working out together for many years. If you have never been and would like to, the first class is FREE. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from September to June. No sign up is required – just come when you can. Please bring hand held weights with you if you have them. PRESCRIPTION ADVANTAGE “Having trouble affording the premiums, co-payments, or “donut-hole” costs for your prescription drugs?” Massachusetts has a state prescription assistance program called Prescription Advantage to help limited income seniors and low income disabled persons under 65 cover their prescription drugs. Membership in Prescription Advantage also entitles you to change your prescription drug plan once a year at any time of the year. To determine whether you are eligible for Prescription Advantage, call Seekonk Human Services to make an appointment at 508-336-8772. BRISTOL ELDER SERVICES BROWN BAGGERS Bristol Elder Services, Inc. Nutrition Program in conjunction with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs is establishing a Senior Brown Bag Program. Participating elders will receive a free bag of groceries several times throughout the year. Recipients must reside in Seekonk and be at least 60 years of age or older. In addition, recipients must be low income, as measured by participation in at least one other program in which proof of income has been demonstrated. This includes Food Stamps, Supplementary SSI, or Medicaid, Fuel Assistance, Housing Assistance, or similar programs that establish that recipients are at or below 175% of Federal poverty levels. A typical “Brown Bag” will weigh approximately 10 – 15 pounds and will contain items from the four food groups. A bag may contain the following items: pasta sauce, apple juice, peanut butter, instant oatmeal, beef stew, tuna fish, spaghetti, raising, parmalait or dry milk, chicken noodle soup and fresh produce. There is no cost


involved. Limit of one bag per household. The “Brown Bag” Program distribution is limited. However, we will make arrangements to help as many people as possible. CALL SEEKONK HUMAN SERVICES AT 508-336-8772 FOR MORE INFORMATION. THIS PROGRAM BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010. VOLUNTEERS HAVE AGREED TO HELP US START THIS PROGRAM. Annual Income eligibility for 1 person is $20,036. For 2 persons is $26,955.


EXPLORATION WEDNESDAY’S January 5, 2011 @ 10:00 AM “Home Instead” Senior Care Seekonk Human Services will be the host for Home Instead Senior Care. The game of Jeopardy will be played and prizes given out. Look forward to the New Year with a fun day and a Free lunch provided by Home Instead. Sign up for lunch at 508-336-8772. EXPLORATION WEDNESDAY’S January 12, 2011 @ 10:00 AM The Seekonk YMCA will be giving a presentation on exercising and bone density. Lunch will be available for $3. Please call to sign up for lunch.


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“A Christmas Story”: The Blanding Library is pleased to present a free program on Tues., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Presenters from Living Literature of Rhode Island will enact a 40-minute version of the story by Jean Shepherd “Duel in the Snow, or Red Rider Nails the Cleveland Street Kid” which became the basis of the hugely popular movie, “A Christmas Story”. We hope you will join us for this entertaining event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Blanding Library. No reservations are required. Note to Knitters: A reminder that the Blanding is collecting knitted items for charity up until the holidays for a giving tree at the library. Mittens would be especially appreciated. Items will be given to charity in December. Just for Kids: The Blanding will be offering the “Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House” holiday program for children over age 5 on Wed. and Thurs. Dec. 8 and 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Be sure to register early for this popular event. The fall series of children’s story hours and tot times will wind up this month. A new series will begin after the first of the year. To find the latest library news, check out


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‘Poor Girl Gourmet’ at Blanding Library Tues. Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The Friends of the Blanding Library present special guest speaker “Poor Girl Gourmet” Amy McCoy at the Blanding Library, Rehoboth Amy will be signing copies of her new cookbook and giving a cooking demonstration. * * * * * * * * *

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Gingerbread House Afternoons Blanding Library, Rehoboth Wed.-Thurs. Dec. 8 & 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For children ages 5 and up. Registration required. Call 508-252-4236

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Book Sale! Book Sale! Book Sale!

The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library is hosting a large nonfiction book sale at the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Ave., Seekonk on Saturday, November th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will include cook books, biographies and autobiographies, history books including WWII and Civil War, and more. Books will be priced to sell individually or bags will be available to fill for only $10.00! Can’t make it to the special non fiction book sale? The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library hosts a continuous book sale in the library lobby. Gently used non fiction, fiction, children’s books, DVD’s, video tapes, toys and puzzles are available for purchase during regular library hours. Hard covers - $1.00 and Paper backs - $.0. Monies generated from both the Special Non Fiction Book Sale and the ongoing Lobby Sale is used to sponsor many of the popular adult and children’s programs at our library. Buy a book and support library programming! Residents are welcome to donate books to the ongoing Lobby Book Sale. Please respect the following guidelines when considering a donation: Books should be in readable condition. Books with broken spines, missing pages, mildew or water damage should be discarded. We are unable to accept condensed books, textbooks/workbooks, reference books, technical manuals, professional journals and National Geographic’s magazines, magazines more than 1 year old, phonographic records or encyclopedias more than 1 year old. All donations can be dropped off at the library. A special thank you to all the Friends volunteers assisting with organizing the special Non Fiction Sale and maintaining the ongoing Lobby Book Sale.

How To Support Your Friends of the Library - Become a member

One of the many ways residents can support The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library is to become a member of the organization. Formed in the late 70's as a non profit group the FOL focus their attention on the library and provide funding resources to pay for many of the educational or entertainment family nights or adult programs, museum and park passes, the BOOKPAGE and other services that may not be available without the Friends funding. A membership in the Library Friends organization supports our library. Membership categories range from $10 to $100 annually. A tax deductible donation of just $10.00 will help support these programs and services. Our Seekonk Public Library Programs are free and open to the public. If you have had the opportunity to enjoy a program this year or just want to support your Library please fill out the form provided and mail to: Friends of the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771. Thank You.

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“Buy Less, Recycle More” is the topic of a program that will be held Thursday, December 2, at the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Avenue (Route 152). The fourth in the “Healthy Choices Thanks to theProfessional most recent advances in laser dentistry, many dental procedures for People and Planet” series, the session will run from 6:30 to 8:00 manuscript critiques P .M. and free and open to the public. can now be completed without the need for anesthetics, vibration oristhe and marketing assistance available Two animated videos, The Story of Stuff and The Story of Bottle disconcerting whine of the dental drill. Dr. Alan Merchanthouse employs just followed by a discussion led by Seekonk ReWater, will be shown, from published writer with MFA cycling Coordinator such technology in a relaxing country setting in Rehoboth. For the highest Elizabeth Lamothe about increasing our commitment to reuse and recycle. The Story of Stuff tracks consumer in creative writing. Reasonable quality dental care – furnished by a highly trained and friendlyproducts staff offrom dental the extraction of natural resources, to manufacturing, rates for stories, articles, novels. to big box stores, to our homes, to the landfill, chronicling the impact professionals – call (508) 252-6121 to schedule your appointment with of consumerism on the planet. The Story of Bottled Water focuses Dr. AlanContact: Merchanthouse. on pollution from discarded plastic bottles. The series is sponsored by Sustainable Seekonk in collaboraor call 401-438-8367 tion with the American Friends Service Committee, Newman YMCA, ● ● Laser Dentistry ● Dental Implants Cosmetic Dentistry Mass Energy/RI People’s Power & Light, ● Bonding ● Comprehensive Care ● Emergency Treatment Seekonk Community Garden, Seekonk Congregational Church Mission and Social Action Committee, Seekonk Conservation Commission, Seekonk Human Services, Seekonk Planning Board, Seekonk Public Library, Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), and UMass-Dartmouth Sustainability Center. For more information about the December 2nd event, call (508) 336-3594. 275 Winthrop Above the Post Office Rehoboth Commons Street Snoring & Sleep Apnea (Rte. 44) • Rehoboth, MA 02769 Sleeping Devices in Collaboration with Board Medicine Doctors 275 Winthrop Street (Route 44), Rehoboth, MACertified 508 252-6121

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Computer Classes at the Seekonk Public Library

The Seekonk Public Library is offering computer classes to SAILS library cardholders in November and December. The library is featuring classes using Microsoft Office 2007. Learn Word and Excel using the new version of these programs. A variety of other classes are available to help ease the fear of computer use at home, work, or school.

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· November 10 – Internet III: Magazines and More 1:30 – 3 p.m. · November 13 – Computer Basics III: Files and Applications 9:30 – 11 a.m. · November 15 – Email I: Basics 6 – 7:30 p.m. · November 18 – Optimal Resume I 1:30 – 3 p.m. – 11 a.m. · November 30 – Excel I: Basics 6 – 7:30 p.m. · December 1 – Word I: Basics 6 – 7:30 p.m. · December 4 – Computer Basics II: Keyboard and More 9:30 – 11 a.m. · December 7 Excel II: Formulas and Functions 6 – 7:30 p.m. · December 8 – Internet IV: Downloading 1:30 – 3 p.m. Registration is required. The classes are open to either Massachusetts residents with a SAILS library card or Rhode Island residents with a Seekonk Public Library card. Call the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230, ext. 130 to register.

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Holiday Concert at the Seekonk Public Library

Enjoy the beginning of the holiday season with a night of music. The Seekonk Public Library will hold a holiday concert featuring the Seekonk High School Woodwind Quartet on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. Cheery holiday and light classical music will be performed. The students are musicians of high caliber performing at state level standards. Support our local talent with your attendance. It promises to be a fun night for everyone. This program is free and open to all. Funding is by the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. For more information call the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230, ext. 130.

Shane Wood Jazz Trio to Perform at the Seekonk Public Library

Town Meeting is our chance to make decisions about issues that affect the quality of life and government services in the Town of Seekonk. Democracy is more than voting once every two or four years. It’s about playing an active role by making your voice heard. Town Meeting is our heritage from the earliest days of the settlement of Seekonk. Take part in this long tradition. In order to take a more active role in town government a program has been created to help voters understand the warrant articles that will be presented at the next town meeting on Monday, November 29. It will be shown on Cable 9 and at other locations at various times. The program will start airing on Cable 9 beginning November 15. Check Cable 9 listings for the times. The Seekonk Public Library will be showing the program on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30pm and Friday, November 19 at 10:30am. The Senior Center will be hosting a coffee hour on Monday, November 15 at 10am in the Seekonk COA Activities Room on Pleasant St. A Video on Demand link will also be available starting November 15 on the Seekonk Town website and the Seekonk Public Library website. This is a wonderful opportunity for Seekonk residents to learn more about town government and to discuss the issues with fellow citizens.

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On Saturday, November 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon the Friends of Boyden Refuge are sponsoring a free Nature Photography program at the Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge, 1298 Cohannet St., Taunton, MA. The program is geared to all photographers from beginning to advanced and anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature. Donna Barry and Robin Westberg are two local photographers who have a passion for capturing nature’s beauty with their cameras. See Boyden through their eyes in the photos on display in our Visitor Center. Do you have nature photos of your own that you’d like to share? Whether you’re a beginner or at an advanced level, bring them along! Do you have questions on how to take the best nature photographs? Donna and Robin will be glad to give you some tips. For additional information please call 508-821-1676.

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The music continues at the Seekonk Public Library on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Shane Wood Jazz Trio. Enjoy a night of great jazz music and vocals. Massachusetts based, the Shane Wood Jazz Trio is a dynamic, talented band that has been playing jazz for over 20 years. The program is free and open to the public with funding provided by the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information contact the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230, ext. 130.

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The Reporter November 2010

Buttonwood Park Zoological Society Announces Annual Animal Poetry Contest

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New Bedford, MA- The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society invites all students in grades 4, , and  to participate in the annual Animal Poetry Contest. The poem should be about one of the animals featured on the Zoo’s Wildlife Carousel. Poems can address any aspect of the animal, for example: how it looks, acts, sounds, why it is important to the environment, or why you like it so much, etc. Animals featured on the Zoo’s carousel include a giraffe, a zebra, horses, a deer, a hummingbird, a coyote, an elephant, a rooster, a mountain lion, a seal, a tiger, and an eagle. Visit “Animals of the Wildlife Carousel� under “Things to Do� at to learn more about the animal choices. Please visit www.bpzoo. org for more information or to download an entry form or obtain one at the Zoo’s Admissions Desk. Each year more than 400 poems are submitted. Members of the Bartleby Scrivener Poets, a local writers group, will be the judges for the first, second and third place winners from each grade. First prize winners will be awarded a $200 Savings Bond, second prize a $100 Bond and third prize a $0 Bond. Winning poets will receive their prizes and read their poems at the Society’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 7, at  p.m. at the Zoo. Winning poems will also be posted on the Zoo’s website. The deadline for poem submission is Thursday, November 11, by :00 p.m. All poems should be submitted to the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society c/o Animal Poetry Contest, 42 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740. If you have any questions, please call Irene Avilla at 08 991- 4 ext. 10. The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society (BPZS), a private, nonprofit organization, was founded in 199 to support the Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ) so that the Zoo will be a significant contributor to the conservation of nature both at home and throughout the world. It is open daily, from 10 a.m. to  p.m. For more information, visit or call (08) 991-178.

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The Scouts and their families from Pack 1 Rehoboth attended the Annual Family Fall Campout

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The Scouts and their families from Pack 1 Rehoboth attended the Annual Family Fall Campout. This year the families traveled to BSA Camp Cachalot, located in the Miles Standish State Forest in Carver, MA. They were greeted by the Boy Scouts from Troop 13 who helped with camp set-up and prepared a campfire dessert of Cinnamon Apples for the younger Scouts. After the tents were set up the boys played a game of soccer until it was time for dinner. After dinner everyone enjoyed a little camp fire entertainment provided by the Scouts and Cub Master, with his jokes. In the chili morning air the families gathered for a moment of worship before the Webelos headed off to join Troop 13 for breakfast. The rest of the families gathered around the camp fire to eat breakfast and keep warm before packing up to head home. Den leader Tom Gordon took his den on a hike around the camp trails where they found both Deer and Raccoon tracks in the sand. It was a beautiful autumn weekend for camping; we hope everyone had fun and thank you Troop 13!

Brownie Troop 460 celebrated fall

Brownie Troop 460 celebrated fall by decorating their school’s sign area with pumpkins, mums and specially made scarecrows.


The Reporter November 2010

Sr. Webelos Earn their Engineering Pin!

The Sr. Webelos from Pack 1 Rehoboth earned their Engineering Pin with the help of Paul Carlson from Insite Engineering Services. The boys learned about the different types of Engineers and the jobs they perform. They also learned about blue prints and how they are constructed and drawn on the computer. The Webelos were able to look through a Transit to survey the parking lot. The data collected was entered into the computer and

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Be A Bear Day

Luke O’Brien, Gabe DeCosta and Ryan Stewart from Pack 1 Rehoboth attended Be A Bear Day. Be a Bear Day was a Narragansett Council event held at Camp Champlin in Cranston, RI. The boys played games, did arts and crafts, learned knot tying and they also earned their Collection Belt Loop. It was a great day to be a bear!

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Bobcat Badge Earned

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Pack 2 Webelos visited Fort Adams

Pack 2 Webelos visited Fort Adams where they were able to learn about the history of the Fort. They also toured the tunnels.


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The Handyman Pin Is Earned By The Sr. Webelos Of Pack 1 Rehoboth.

The Sr. Webelos have been busy working to achieve their handyman Pin. The boys worked together to wash a car, replace a bulb in the taillight, check the oil, check the tire pressure, change a flat tire on a bicycle, adjust the seat and handlebars, and oil the chain. They also learned about tasks necessary in keeping a household in good shape. What happens when people don’t do their jobs. How it is important to be helpful and to be responsible. Last, they were responsible for doing a task at home for two weeks. They all passed with a job well done!

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Pack 2 Webelos Weekend Adventures

Pack 2 Webelos enjoyed a fun filled weekend of activities as they travelled the High Seas at Cub World. The scouts went on a hike, went on a Treasure Hunt, made some crafts, earned their volleyball belt loop, prepared a foil dinner and then ended their day with songs by the campfire. Thanks to all of the parents for making this trip a great success for the boys.

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15603 . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995 2005 Dodge Magnum Auto, Air. #CP3780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995


2006 Chrysler 300 Auto, Air, Loaded. #C15610A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,995

2009 Jeep Compass 4 Cyl, Air. #CP3829 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995

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2007 Jeep Liberty 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #CP3812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995

2007 Chrysler Town & Country 50K Miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995

2006 Chrysler Pacifica Auto, Air. #C15577B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto. #CP3733 . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995

2009 Dodge Charger Auto, Air, 38K Miles. #CP3855 . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995

2006 Chrysler Town & Country Auto, Air, 54K Miles . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Dodge Nitro 40K, Auto. #CP3813 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995

2007 Jeep Wrangler 6 Cyl, Auto, 30K Miles. #CP3870 . . . . . . . . . .$17,995

2008 Jeep Patriot Auto, Air. #CP3857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15487A . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995

2009 Chrysler 300 29K Miles, Auto, Air. #CP3819 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,995

2009 Chrysler Sebring 35K Miles, Auto, Air. #CP3850 . . . . . . . . .$12,995 2008 Dodge Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #C15642A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 2010 Jeep Commander 13K Miles. #CP3838 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,995 Stk. Stk. Stk. #C15675 Disclosure: 2011 Gr. Cherokee#C15628 36 mos, 10K miles per year - $2,499 cash down, must returning lease.36K Military included. Tax, .reg, & fees extra. 2006 RamChrysler Truck includes returning leasee & military have proof of ownership of any make/LT pickup. 2007be Chrysler Sebring Miles,rebate Auto, A/C. #CP3770 . . . .acq . . .$10,995 300 Auto, Air, Loaded. #C15610A . . . .rebates, . . . . . . . must . . . .$13,995 2009 Jeep Compass 4 Cyl, Air.duty #CP3829 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995 Liberty includes factory to dealer incentives, returning#C15590 leasee and military rebates. Must finance through Ally Financial. Wrangler includes returning leasee & military rebates. 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15603 . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995

2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15583A . . . . . . . . .$13,995


2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Air. #C15397A . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995

2007 Jeep Liberty 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #CP3812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 50K Miles. . Stk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995 Stk. 3.3 & Locks. Stk. Liter, V-6, Auto, Air, Power Windows 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto. #CP3733 . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995 2009 Dodge Charger Auto, Air, 38K Miles.#C15453 #CP3855 . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995 3.6 Liter, V-6, Auto, Air, Power Windows & Locks. #C15453 Nos Falamos 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Auto, Air, 54K Miles . . . . . . . . . .$12,995 2007 Dodge Nitro 40K, Auto. #CP3813 . . . . . #C15623 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 2007 Jeep Wrangler 6 Cyl, Auto, 30K Miles. #CP3870 . . . . . . . . . .$17,995

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15487A . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995

2009 Chrysler 300 29K Miles, Auto, Air. #CP3819 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,995

2008 Dodge Caravan Cyl, Auto, Air. #C15642A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 2010 Jeep Commander 13K Miles. #CP3838 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,995 Power Windows & 6Locks. 2.4 Liter, 4 Cyl., Prem., Cloth, Air, And Mo 3.6 Liter, V-6, Auto, Air, Power Windows & Locks. 3.8 Liter V-6, Satellite Radio, Air Disclosure: 2011 Gr. Cherokee 36 mos, 10K miles per year - $2,499 cash down, must be returning lease. Military rebate included. Tax, reg, acq & fees extra. Ram Truck includes returning leasee & military rebates, must have proof of ownership of any make/LT duty pickup.

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2006 Chrysler 300 Auto, Air, Loaded. #C15610A . . . . . . . . . . . .

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15603 . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995

2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15583A . . . . . .

2005 Dodge Magnum Auto, Air. #CP3780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995

2007 Jeep Liberty 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #CP3812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2006 Chrysler Pacifica Auto, Air. #C15577B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto. #CP3733 . . . . . . . .

2006 Chrysler Town & Country Auto, Air, 54K Miles . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Dodge Nitro 40K, Auto. #CP3813 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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2009 Chrysler Sebring 35K Miles, Auto, Air. #CP3850 . . . . . . . . .$12,995


2008 Dodge Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #C15642A . . . . . . . . . . .

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Air. #C15397A . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995

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2007 Jeep Liberty 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #CP3812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995


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2008 Jeep Patriot Auto, Air. #CP3857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2008 Jeep Patriot Auto, Air. #CP3857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 •Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cyl, Auto. #C15487A . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 All Wheel Drive


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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Auto, Air. #C15577B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto. #CP3733 . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995

2006 Chrysler Town & Country Auto, Air, 54K Miles . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

2007 Dodge Nitro 40K, Auto. #CP3813 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995


2008 Jeep Patriot Auto, Air. #CP3857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995 2009 Chrysler Sebring 35K Miles, Auto, Air. #CP3850 . . . . . . . . .$12,995



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2008 Dodge Caravan 6 Cyl, Auto, Air. #C15642A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995

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2005 Dodge Magnum Auto, Air. #CP3780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995

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November 2010 The Reporter slightest change to the menu or method of preparing a food item for my family gathering, it has been met with contempt. I’m not saying my family won’t try new things. They are, in general, very adventurous. They love ethnic and interesting food, and they love to try new things, but not at Thanksgiving! I know this because I made the mistake of trying something new a few years ago. Everyone was polite, but I could tell they were disappointed. I know the roasted butternut was just as tasty as the mashed butternut, but I guess it didn’t look the same. It wasn’t what everyone was used to, and it wasn’t what they were looking forward to when they thought about the meal. So if you are lucky enough to be invited to a holiday meal, bring what is expected. Bring what you are told to bring. Don’t mess with perfection. I learned my lesson. If you want to bring something extra, a little surprise, bring a dessert, or snack or some nice compliment to the meal that can’t go wrong. This month’s recipes reflect that idea. This time of year I make Spiced Pecans all the time. They are super simple to make, healthy, and can be munched anytime of day. I fill mason jars with these, and often bring to gatherings for a nice hostess gift. Does your family serve bread or rolls with the meal? Parker House rolls are the tradition in my family. My grandmother has been making them since I can remember. My mouth literally starts to salivate just thinking about the buttery flavor and the light flaky dough of the roll. My mother has taken over the task of making the rolls, and I have begun to at least watch how it’s done. I will probably inherit the job myself someday. As you will see it is a time-consuming process and a labor of love, but very worth it. If you are a dinner roll fan, you must try this classic and time-tested recipe from the Parker House Hotel in Boston. You can’t go wrong bringing a dessert. I am featuring another excellent recipe from Gale Cardoza. Her original recipe for S’mores Cookies sound fabulous! I am making them to bring this year. Thanks again Gale. The recipe follows. Let’s all be accepting of new things at Thanksgiving dinner this year. Let’s all eat each other’s cooking and say it was good. Give thanks for good food. Still asking for recipes to share. Please send to Come on, sharing is nice.

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Gale’s S’More Cookies - Makes @ 3 cookies A tip from Gale: the secret to this recipe is to lightly crush the graham crackers, do not crush to the point of crumbs. 4 ½ cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2/3 cup butter flavor Crisco 1 ½ cups light brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 eggs ¾ cup buttermilk 2 cups mini marshmallows 2 tsp vanilla 1 bag milk chocolate chips 1 pack of graham crackers in chunks To make buttermilk; put 1TBS of vinegar in 1 cup measure and fill with milk, stir. Use only what is called for in recipe. Whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Cream butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. Add eggs & vanilla and beat well. Add dry mix alternately with sour milk to creamed mixture. Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, & graham cracker chunks. Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in pre-heated oven at 30 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool then remove from cookie sheet.

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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church

Corner of Newman & Pawtucket Aves (Rumford) For more info: 401-434-4742

Vedanta Society of Providence

227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960

Seekonk Congregational Church

600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk,MA (508)336-9355 Web site:

New Testament Baptist Church

corner of Woodward St. and Rt. 140 in Norton. 508-285-9771

Christian Life Church 222 Plain Street, Route 118 Rehoboth, MA 508-252-3364

Holy Cross Catholic Church

(HORNBINE BAPTIST CHURCH) 141 Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, MA (401) 438-4616

Memorial Baptist Church,

340 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771, 508-761-5142 Seekonkmbc@verizon

Eusebeia Bible Church

224 Winthrop Street Rehoboth, MA 02769 508-252-3505

West Dighton Christian Church

Epworth United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Rehoboth Congregational Church

2767 Horton Street No. Dighton, MA Phone 508-252-9066

51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244

North Christian Church

Located at 2360 Chestnut Street North Dighton, MA Tel: 508-252-9494

Church of Salgion

Rt. 114, Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA Circle of Salgion - Church of Wicca Email: Phone: 774-229-6019

Dighton Community Church 2036 Elm Street, Dighton, Mass. (508)669-6241 or (508)761-5503

The First Baptist Church of Dighton

438 Main St. - Dighton, MA 02715 Church Phone:(508)669-5077 (508)822-1743

St. James Lutheran Church

Middle Highway and County Road in Barrington, RI (401)-246-0227

St. Dominic Catholic Church

RT—6 1277 Grand Army Highway Swansea Mass 02777 Rectory 508—675-7206

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United Church of Christ

139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545

Winthrop Street Baptist Church

Rt. 44 / 39 Winthrop St. Taunton, MA 508-822-1976

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

81 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI 401-434-7456

Taunton Seventh-day Adventist Church

109 Winthrop Street, Taunton (508) 823-6679

Somerset Congregational Christian Church, UCC 1411 County Street, Somerset Phone - 508-672-6623

Fall River Seventh Day Adventist Church (English language) 2695 No. Main St., F.R. 646-3506

First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ

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New Beginnings Evangelical Church

Greater Fall River Baptist Church

294 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA Tel. #: 508-336-4038

1980 South Main Street P.O. Box 975, Fall River, MA (508)673-7700

Good News Bible Chapel

Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal

235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916

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Church of the Epiphany

1336 Pawtucket Avenue Rumford between Newman Avenue and Rumford Library 401-434-5012

West Congregational Church United Church of Christ Winthrop Street at North Walker (Rte 44) • Taunton, MA Church Office: 508 824-3461

Grace Community Chapel 110 County Street, Seekonk, MA 508-336-5971

Hornbine Baptist Church

Church Services Sunday 10 A.M. 141 Hornbine Road, Corner of Baker Rd. South Rehoboth

First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange

Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth

The First Baptist Church of Swansea 21 Baptist Street Swansea, MA Telephone (508)379-9728

Christ Church Episcopal 57 Main Street, Swansea, MA (508) 678-0923

Community Covenant Church

615 Tremont Street, Rehoboth, MA (508)-222-9400

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

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Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® Pass it on: Use the Extra Hour to Remind Your Friends, Family and Neighbors to Change Their Smoke Alarm Batteries and Make a Positive Change in Your Community Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7, and marks the 23rd anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which reminds people to check and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the fall time change. This message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Forty percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 23 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate.* Firefighters work tirelessly to help reduce the risk factors by educating their residents on the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. “Each year, thousands of lives are forever changed due to the devastating effects of a home fire, especially when home fire fatalities are a factor,” said Chief Jack E. Parow, EFO, president and chairman of the board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. “A working smoke alarm is a family’s best defense for surviving a home fire.” This year, the public can play an important role in helping to spread the life-saving message. Extra Good in Your Neighborhood Setting the clock and replacing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors is quick and easy. In addition to encouraging others to do so, also consider using the extra hour you gain from daylight-saving time to create some positive changes in your community. One positive change residents are encouraged to make is to use the extra hour “gained” to remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries. The simple reminder is one of the easiest, most-effective ways to reduce tragic home fire deaths and injuries. Secondly, you can spend your extra hour spreading good in your neighborhood. More than 80 percent of local fire departments are staffed by volunteers. Energizer and the IAFC are encouraging people to use their extra hour volunteering to make a change in their community.


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Rehoboth Council on Aging CLOSED

November 2010 Council on Aging Newsletter Council on Aging Board meets at 10:30 p.m. 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 on the 4th Tursday of the month, Phone 08-22-3373 Fax 08-22-417

thursday, November 11th Closed in observance of Veterans day thursday, November 25th - Closed in observance of thanksgiving holiday friday, November 26th - Closed in observance of thanksgiving holiday friday, december 24th, - Closed in observance of Christmas holiday


Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Closed Fridays

The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is now scheduled for the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The next meetings will be held on October 28th. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday November’s meeting will be on the 18th.

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Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Transportation Reservations: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Transportation Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4pm

You Are Cordially Invited To Attend The Annual Veterans Day Lunch Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 12noon To 2pm. At Gladys L. Hurrell Rehoboth Senior Center, 55 Bay State Road RSVP: Sign up at the Council on Aging, American Legion Post 302 or by calling 0822-3372 by November th

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Flu shots are available at the following places: “ Rehoboth Town Hall - November th 1 to 3 p.m. You Must pre-register with Betty by calling 08-22-378 ext. 100. No Walk in’s. “ Walgreen’s- East Providence - please call to see times & days “ CVS - East Providence, Taunton and Attleboro. Please call to see times & days

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fuel assistance

Re-applications for fuel assistance have been sent out; verify that all the information is correct. Send copies of your verification of income such as, award letter from Social Security; pay Stubbs, pensions and all other income. Include copies of electric and natural gas, propane or oil bill, mortgage/rent, house taxes and house insurance. New Applications will be available after the first of November. If you need assistance please call Norie 08-22-3372

Podiatry Clinic with dr, Marian Markowitz

Appointments start at 10 a.m. please call to schedule yours by calling 08-22-3372

Meals on wheels and Meal-site Information

Please contact our meal site for information on the Meals on Wheels program or the site meals served Tuesday through Thursday. A donation of $2.00 is requested for lunch, which consists of a main course, dessert and milk. Copies of the month’s menu are posted at the front door, on the reception desk and in the dining area for your review.

s.h.I.N.e Counselor at your COA on thursdays

The Rehoboth Council on Aging is pleased to convey that there is an S.H.I.N.E. Counselor every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment or drop in. If you need assistance with Insurance, Medicare Part “D” or Prescriptions please call and set up your appointment. If you have any questions or require assistance with an application, please call the SHINE Program at 08-22-3372.

The COA Posts Community Information & “FREE” Health Screenings & Support Groups

Please check the bulletin boards every time you come in to the Council on Aging for Free Health Screenings and Support Groups updates, we also post other important information that can be a benefit to you, family or friends.

“H E A L T H B E A T” COA’s Fitness Corner “wanabee weight Meeting” Mondays, 11:30am fRee

A group of ladies meet and support each other with their weight losses and gains. The best way to lose weight is with encouragement and support of friends. In this meeting

November 2010 The Reporter we as a group will cover what we ate, if we exercised and share what we did if we lost weight. Meetings are held on Mondays at 11am prior to Gert’s Café.

Tuesday Tai Chi at 9:00am Cost $3.00 per Class

Try a graceful way of exercising which is easy on your joints. This method of balancing may be new to you, but it has a great positive outcome for any age.

Tuesday Aerobic (Line) Dancing 10:00am. Cost $ 3.00 per Class

If you like to dance and have fun then this is the group is for you. Everyone is welcome to come in and try out some steps.

Balancing Exercise and Upper Cardio

This class is free and held on Wednesdays at 11am. There is plenty of room available in any or all of our classes if you care to join us. This activity uses weights and stretching bands and balancing done on exercise balls. You can also do this exercise class in chairs.

COA Social Gatherings

“Men’s Morning Coffee”

This is a group of “men” who meet Thursdays 9am to enjoy fresh coffee, pastry and conversation with old and new friends. Come on down and enjoy the morning with them and share your comments and ideas.

Card Games 3 Days a Week! Cards are here at your COA!

Mondays at 9:30 am we have a cribbage group, Tuesdays at 12:30pm we have a ladies group that not only play cards but also games Wednesdays at 12:30 pm we have a Hi-Lo Jack group. All have a great time and are always looking for a few “new” folks to join them.

COA Craft Corner

Knitting and Crochet Group

If you ever wanted to learn more about knitting or crocheting, the Ladies of the Needles are always there to share their knowledge with you. Don’t be shy! Come in and join the group on Thursdays at 10 am.


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Registration is required for all upcoming programs. All activities will have participant sign up sheets for them. Most of the Activity programs that are at the Council on Aging are free and open to the public. Some programs require minimum attendance; if there is no interest then that activity will be either cancelled or postponed. Please call 508-252-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up.

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Shine News

Annual Holiday Luncheon will be held on Sunday December 12th, 12noon at Hillside Country Club, Hillside Avenue, Rehoboth. Please see Norie at the COA for tickets. Cost for Seniors $2.00


Do you quilt or know of anyone who would like to come to our Quilting Group. There is always plenty of knowledgeable support offered. This group meets on Thursday s at 9:30am

Medicare Decision Time Open Enrollment Starts November 15 Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans change every year. Many plans will no longer be available in 2011.

Musical Monday’s Singers


All people with Medicare should:

This is a group of ladies and gentlemen who meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month to blend their voices together and enjoy a fun afternoon. Please note the time has been changed to 1pm.

Thank you from the Musical Mondays Group;

Our thanks to everyone who helped to make the bake sale a success. Also a thank you goes to TRIAD for including us in the Chile Cook-off. The benefits will keep the piano maintained and in tune - something we all will appreciate.

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Review the 2011 costs and coverage of their current plans Compare with other plans in their area Choose a plan that meets their needs and budget The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period starts November 15 and continues through December 31, for coverage beginning January 1, 2011. There are significant differences between plans. Starting in 2011, different Part D Plans in our area will have monthly premiums from as low as $14.80 up to as high as $120.10. However, monthly premiums

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Organization Events And News: the Best Is yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come, a senior social group, is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center. The Best is Yet to Come will not have a regular meeting in November, but members are asked to donate a baked good for the Veteran’s Luncheon on November 11th The next meeting will be on December 9th at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center,  Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA following a lunch at The Silver Platter. Members should bring toiletries to fill two baskets for a women’s shelter. New members always welcomed. Call Pat Higson for details. 08 22-402 And Remember The Best Is Yet to Come!


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“ TRIAD is having their annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 11th. 911 AM. Menu consists of Pancakes, Bacon, Juice, Coffee and Hot Chocolate. Tickets can be purchased at the COA or call Pat @ 08-22402 $3.00 Adults, $2.00 Children. Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa “ Mark your calendar TRIAD’S “Love in a Mug” Soup Supper, February 2, 2011. 4:30-:30, There will be a variety of soups to choose from. Cost is $.00 and you get to take home your souvenir mug. All proceeds go to the Rehoboth K-9 dog fund. For Tickets- COA or Marilyn @ 08-22-93 New Members always welcome. No Dues Programs being offered through TRIAD are: “Free “911” cell phones, “File of Life, “Are you OK? Program, “Project Lifesaver, “Yellow Alert

Senior Citizens Club

The Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club is a Social and Charitable Club, the Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month at 1:30pm at the Rehoboth Council on Aging.

up Coming Activities

“November 18th - Speaker “December 2nd - Entertainment “December 16th - Visit from Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause

upcoming trips

• Day trip to Foxwoods Casino Tuesday December 7th. Trip includes Matinee Show “Herb Reed and the Platters”, r.t. bus trans. drivers tip, dinner buffet and $15.00 Keno. Cost is $53.00 per person. If you want to go on this trip and eliminate the matinee show, the cost is $20.00 p.p The following trips are in the planning stage and are co-sponsored by the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and Sandcastle Seniors with pick ups in both Rehoboth and South Attleboro. • 3 Day Atlantic City trip, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1st. Cost for this trip $155.00 per person dbl. occ. and includes r.t. bus trans., drivers tip, $20.00 coin bonus, 2 buffet dinners, $15.00 food credit and revue show. All taxes and baggage handling. A deposit of $50.00 per person is required no later than Nov. 30th with final payment by January 17th. • Luncheon Cruise on the “Spirit of Boston” on Wednesday June 22nd, 2011 at a cost of $75.00 per person. Trip includes r.t. bus trans. drivers tip, outstanding luncheon buffet, entertainment and a narrated cruise around Boston Harbor. If interested in either of these trips. Please call “Pete” Michaud at 08-71-087 as soon as possible as both of these trips are on a first come first served basis and are open to everybody with pick ups in both Rehoboth and Attleboro. Everybody Welcome.

Next meeting

At the November 18, 2010 1:30 meeting our Speaker will be Dan Rose Rehoboth Author. Will give a talk on China.

The Friends of the Elderly Club The Friends of the Elderly partly fund some services at the Rehoboth Council on Aging such as podiatry and cholesterol clinics. They meet at 3pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome.

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Hiring Military Veterans is Good Business By Bill Whitmore

If your company’s diversity recruiting strategy fails to include military veterans, you are missing out on working with some of our country’s most outstanding men and women. Organizations that fail to recognize the extraordinary leadership qualities that veterans bring to the workplace pass up the opportunity to work with results-oriented employees that have a strong sense of accountability and responsibility. It is time for our country’s corporate leaders to awaken to the reality that combat leadership and military discipline translate into dynamic employees who can enhance an organization’s productivity. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 9.7% for civilians, the unemployment rate for young male veterans, including those returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, is more than double the national average at 21.% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Isn’t it time to shine the employment spotlight on the brave men and women who serve our country? What essential set of life skills do military veterans bring to corporate America that makes them an indispensable pairing? The military trains our men and women to lead by example as well as understand the nuances of delegation and motivation. As General Douglas McArthur once said, “a true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” Military veterans understand the value of teamwork, which they can apply in our country’s offices and boardrooms. Veterans understand their role within an organizational framework and serve as exemplary role models to subordinates while demonstrating accountability and leadership to supervisors. Veterans generally enter the workforce with identifiable skills that can be transferred to the business world and are often skilled

in technical trends pertinent to business and industry. And what they don’t know, they are eager to learn - making them receptive and ready hires in work environments that value ongoing learning and training. Veterans represent diversity and collaborative teamwork in action having served with people from diverse economic, ethnic and geographic backgrounds as well as race, religion and gender. Even under dire stress, veterans complete tasks and assignments in a timely manner as they have labored under restrictive schedules and resources on the battlefields and military installations that they’ve served. Employers can find qualified veterans from a variety of sources including the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,,, and the Wounded Warriors Project. Employers can become true partners with selected veterans’ organizations and work with them proactively to ensure you are maximizing your ability to recruit from this extremely qualified talent pool. Lest we forget, the men and women who have chosen to serve our country are patriots who have made enormous sacrifices to ensure our safety and freedom. By employing military veterans, we are saying, “thank you for your service” and for protecting us from terrorism and other threats. About the author: Bill Whitmore is Chairman, President & CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers.

The American Legion and

The Rehoboth /Seekonk Reporter join in saluting our military veterans of all wars this November 11 - and every day. Thank you for serving America with honor, courage and commitment.

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Celebrate The Spirit of the Holidays with a Christmas Carol Trinity Rep’s 34th Annual Production Runs November 19-December 31

Providence, RI: Trinity Rep is celebrating its 34th year of presenting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi’s Furniture Superstores. Performances begin on November 19 and run through December 31 in the Chace Theater. A timeless tale of forgiveness and hope enjoyed by generations of Rhode Island families, this classic earns earns rave reviews from audiences and critics year after year – “…there is no better Carol than the one that Trinity Repertory Company puts on every Christmas season,” lauded The Boston Globe after last year’s performance. This annual New England holiday tradition will be reimagined for local audiences by director Michael Perlman, a 2010 graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs. This year’s production features only one adult cast lead by Mauro Hantman in the role of Scrooge, who will be joined by an ensemble of many Trinity Rep acting company favorites. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (401) 351-4242, on line at, or in person at the theater’s box office. Adult ticket prices for A Christmas Carol are $40-$65, with best prices available for all November performances. All children’s tickets (age 2-14) are only $15. The first performance on November 19 at 7:30 p.m. is Pay What You Can (PWYC). PWYC tickets go on sale in the box office at 6:30 p.m. that evening with a limit of one ticket per person. Trinity Rep continues to offer affordable $12 seats on the Chace Theater’s 12th row bench for all performances. Additional discounted and rush tickets are also available; call box office for details. For information on group rates (parties of 20 or more) contact Group Sales at (401) 351-4242. Appealing to young and old alike, this heartwarming story of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible – and hope is always just around the corner. Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted on Christmas Eve by the eerie apparition of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. The ghost bears a stern warning that he has one last chance to mend the errors of his ways. Three spirits visit him that Christmas Eve — the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Through their magical travels that night, Scrooge greets Christmas morning with newfound joy and seizes the chance to redeem his ways. Trinity Repertory Company’s artistic staff takes great measures each year to present the show as a fresh vision while staying true to its beautiful message. In his Carol, Director Michael Perlman says he plans to ask the audience to take the leap of aligning themselves with that venerable (sometimes) villain, Ebenezer Scrooge. “This is going to be a Christmas Carol about Scrooge’s experience and how he transforms. We’re trying to create a world where anything can happen – there are surprises. From the very beginning, we hope to get a glimpse inside Scrooge’s head, how he experiences all the mysterious events that unfold over the course of the evening.” Thinking about the Everyman in Scrooge – and the Scrooge in all of us – will help the audience engage fully in the play, hopes Perlman. There’s a reason this story is so timeless, he said, and the substance behind this favored fable is all about our own relationship to the holiday spirit: “There’s a little bit of Scrooge in all of us, but there’s also a little bit of Tiny Tim in all of us. The fun of going to see A Christmas Carol is to see how far Scrooge can go and how far Tiny Tim can go, and to revel in both of those extremes. We can be our conflicted, three-dimensional selves, in the audience.” Perlman is happy to share that he is trimming his Carol with a couple of traditional favorites: There will be lots of snow, and an impressive bit of flying. Trinity Rep has assembled a talented design team to create the labyrinth of doorways in this magical reincarnation of this classic tale – Perlman envisions the set as an extension of Scrooge’s mind as he opens each door to find possibility, feast, famine, and ultimately, to choose the direction of his own fate. The production team includes Patrick Lynch (Set Designer), William Lane (Costume

Designer), John Eckert (Lighting Designer) and Peter Sasha Hurowitz (Sound Designer) along with Michael Rice (Musical Director) and Jude Sandy (Choreographer). Following in last year’s footsteps – and to allow for the run of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play in the Dowling theater downstairs – this year’s production has only one adult cast, which features many Trinity Rep resident acting company favorites. Mauro Hantman is back this year for his second turn in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, and the cast includes company members Rachael Warren (Ghost of Christmas Past), Janice Duclos (Mrs. Partlet/Mrs. Fezziwig), and Joe Wilson Jr. (Ghost of Christmas Present 2); featuring guest artists Matt Clevy (Marley), Richard Donnelly (Fezziwig/Topper/Old Joe), Rebecca Gibel (Lucy), Jude Sandy (Ghost of Christmas Present 1) and Monica Willey (Fan). Alongside the resident company are Brown/Trinity MFA program actors Brandon Drea (Fred), Madeleine Lambert (Belle), Zarina Shea (Mrs. Cratchit), and Richard Williams (Cratchit). Back this year is the lively music of Trinity Rep’s “house musicians” Kevin Fallon, Steve Jobe, Chris Lussier and Chris Turner. Trinity Rep is also proud to welcome ten talented local children to the stage as they join in the magic and wonder of A Christmas Carol. Out of 156 children that auditioned, the following were chosen for the rotating children’s cast: Cranston resident Jonah King, 9, as Tiny Tim; Lincoln resident Julianna McGuirl, 12, as Belinda/ Young Belle; North Providence residents Nigel Richards, 11, as Young Marley/Peter and Peter Medici, 12, as Tiny Tim; Providence residents Elliott Peters, 10, as Turkey Boy/Young Scrooge, Kateryne Nelson-Guerrero, 12, as Martha/Young Fan, and Emeline Herreid, 12, as Belinda/Young Belle; Warwick resident Brian Roque, 12, as Young Marley/Peter; Foxboro, Mass. resident Abby Spare, 12, as Martha/Young Fan; and Rehoboth, Mass. resident Liam Clancy, 10, as Turkey Boy/Young Scrooge. Michael Perlman’s directing credits include Time of Your Life, Uncle Vanya, Hamlet (Motif Award: Best Director), A Doll’s House (Brown/Trinity MFA Programs); Dog Park, Life Science (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep); We Are Proud to Present a Presentation…, Exquisite Corpse (New Plays Festival); Oklahoma (Maples Rep); Love, I Hear (Stephen Foster Productions); Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Temporary Theatre Company); The Last Five Years (Stamford Center for the Arts); Winnie-the-Pooh (Hangar Theatre Kidstuff); Emperor of Ice Cream… and Romeo and Juliet (Hangar Theatre Lab Company.) Assistant directing credits include King Lear (Public Theatre, Director James Lapine), The Laramie Project (Matthew Shephard Foundation Benefit, Director Moises Kaufman), Cabaret, The Importance of Being Earnest (at Trinity Rep). In addition, Michael’s one-person show Flying on the Wing was presented at the New York Fringe Festival, where it was the winner of Outstanding Solo Show of 2006. Michael is proud to be a Drama League Directing Fellow, and holds a BA and MFA from Brown University. Trinity Rep’s A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi’s Furniture Superstores along with supporting sponsor Amica Insurance and media partner B101.5 F.M. Trinity Rep’s 47th season is sponsored by NBC 10, with supporting sponsors Cox Media, Rhode Island Monthly and RISCA. “Cardi’s Furniture has a strong commitment to the Southeastern New England community,” said Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi, NIROPE of Cardi’s Furniture & Cardi’s Furniture Mattresses, “That is why we are so proud to continue our tradition of sponsoring Trinity Rep’s classic production of A Christmas Carol for all local families to enjoy this holiday season.” “Amica Insurance is pleased to once again sponsor Trinity’ Rep’s annual production of A Christmas Carol,” said Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of supporting sponsor Amica Insurance. “We are proud to help make this spirited show a beloved holiday tradition for all local families to enjoy.”


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Rehoboth Pat J. Coburn

Pat J. Coburn 2, of Plain St., died October 21, 2010 in Florence, Alabama. She was the beloved wife of Bill Jimmis. Born in Missouri, she is the daughter of Russell and Virginia (Miller) Cockburn. She was a writer, a cook to all and a mother to all. Besides her husband of 23 years, she is survived by her daughter Anna Fenwick of Rehoboth, her stepchildren Frank Jimmis of Cranston and Michala Jimmis of CO. She is survived by her grandchildren; Lilyanna and Alanta Fenwick, Anastasia and Carter Jimmis. She was the sister of Teri Wetzel of NJ, Bud Coburn of MI, Randy Cockburn of TX and the late Penny Cockburn. A Memory Sharing Service was held at 7 PM on Saturday, October 30th.. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat's memory may be made to Planned Parenthood of RI, 111 Point St., Providence, RI 02903-471

Seekonk Rita M. Charpentier

Rita M. Charpentier, 91, of Lincoln St. and formerly of Pawtucket, died October 3, 2010, at Home and Hospice Care of RI, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gerard J. Charpentier. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Valmore and Chantal (Marcotte) Picard. She worked and volunteered with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Pawtucket. Besides her husband of 2 years, she is survived by her children, Ann Marie Correia and her husband Narciso of Seekonk, Gerard Charpentier Jr., and his wife Jean

of Providence, Marcel Charpentier and his wife Otelinda of Lincoln, Donald Charpentier and his late wife Mary of MO, and Claude Charpentier and his wife Donna of Cranston. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Sister Beatrice Picard D.H.S. and Raymond Picard. The funeral was held on Thursday, October 7th with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 AM in St. Theresa's Church, 18 Baltic St., So. Attleboro, MA. Burial was in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Jeanne Jugan Residence, 94 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 0280.


and Brenda Roose and husband Stephen; five grandchildren, Katelyn Araujo, Krista Gracia, Dominic Gracia, Allison Roose, and Jason Roose; and a brother, Frederick W. Gracia and wife Loretta. He was very proud of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. His funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass St. Nicholas of Myra Church 499 Spring St., North Dighton at 10 a.m. Burial was private at the Massachusetts National Veterans Administration Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up in memory of Harold. Memorials may be sent to Bristol County Agricultural High School (BCAHS-scholarship account) 13 Center St., Dighton, MA 0271.

Harold J. Gracia Sr.

Harold J. Gracia Sr., 79, died peacefully, Oct. 20, 2010, at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. Born Aug. 30, 1931 in Dighton, he was a son of the late Manuel S. (Mike) and Lena (Rogers) Gracia Jr. A 190 graduate of Dighton High School, he had been a resident of Dighton for most of his life where he served his community in the departments of police, fire, and civil defense. He was a communicant of the former St. Peter's Church, where he volunteered much of his time in their hall and St. Vincent de Paul. A recipient of the Marian Medal for his church service, Mr. Gracia served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a VFW life member, and the Commander and Parade Marshall of Dighton's Memorial Day parade for over 30 years. He was employed at Reed and Barton, then became a postal carrier. Later he became an inspector for the Registry of Motor Vehicles where he retired after 20 years. He was one of the original members of the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force. In 1972, Harold was honored for rescuing two women from a burning building. Farming was a big part of Harold's life, from working on the family farms in Berkley and Dighton when he was young, to his own gardens when he was older. Harold treasured time with his family. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots, bowling and traveling with his wife Jean. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Bagnall) Gracia; his three children, Deborah Araujo and husband Thomas, Harold J. Gracia Jr.,

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Adoption By Choice, an adoption and pregnancy counseling program of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Fall River will hold an information session for individuals interested in domestic newborn or international adoptions. This session will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Catholic Social Services central office, 100 Bay Street, Fall River, MA. Please call 08 74481 to register and for information and directions. You may also register online by visiting http://www.cssdioc. org. Handouts and refreshments will be available. There is no charge for this session. Catholic Social Services has placed thousands of children for adoption since 1924 and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. The agency performs comprehensive home studies for persons interested in adoption who reside in the Diocese of Fall River, which is the equivalent of Southeastern Massachusetts, and within the State of Rhode Island.

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Exhibit by Local Artist Megan Jeffery Opens at Providence Children’s Museum Providence, RI - Providence Children’s Museum announces the opening of I Live in a Small Town, an imaginative new exhibit featuring playful finger puppets and hundreds of intricate miniatures handcrafted by Providence artist and Rhode Island School of Design graduate Megan Jeffery. The exhibit will be on display through February 6, 2011. I Live in a Small Town showcases a collection of finger puppet characters handmade using wool roving, fabrics and other materials in 17 small shops and settings in the Museum’s atrium walkway “window boxes.” Visitors of all ages are intrigued by the fascinating scenes and see what details they can discover in the shops of the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; at a jamboree featuring instrument-playing barnyard animals; at a Parisian picnic visited by ants wearing berets; and on the beach with sandcastles constructed by crabs. Each of Jeffery’s puppets has a unique personality, thanks to her thoughtfully selected materials and attention to the smallest details. Megan Jeffery, a Seekonk resident, received a BFA in Illustration from RISD and has been a children’s illustrator for over 20 years, specializing in educational material. Her captivating creations will be on display at Providence Children’s Museum for the next 4 months. Visit Megan Jeffery’s website,, to learn more about her work and background. Visit the Museum’s blog to learn more about I Live in a Small Town and about Megan’s previous puppet exhibit at Providence Children’s Museum.

Providence Children’s Museum Active hands-on fun, inside and out!

The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District. September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., and selected Fridays until 8 P.M. April through August, open 7 days. Museum admission is $8.50 per person; always free for Museum members. Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit Read the Museum’s blog: http://providencechildrensmuseum.


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GENERAL SERVICES PET SITTING: Overnight, weekends and holidays, PET TAXIING, DOG WALKING. Animal lover, former teacher, references, Bonded and Insured. Reasonable Rates, Janet Mansfield. 508-223-2253, 508-4061287. ARE YOU HOMEBOUND?: Services: ride to doctors, prescriptions, housekeeping, grocery, & other. Anything you cannot do I can! Contact Julie 774-319-7086 Cleanouts & Cleanups: Houses, attics, cellars, garages, etc. Demolition of sheds, fences, pools, decks, etc. Junk Removal, handyman services. Insured. Call Gary at (508)245-0832.

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TUTORING Tutoring: Private tutoring of your child in your home. Grades K-8: all subjects. High School: English, Math (through Calculus). Experienced teacher, engineer, tutor, homeschooling Mom. References available. Kilian 508-252-4413,

CLASSES / LESSONS Teacher of Piano, vocal instructor, coach, Natalie S. Lawton, M.A. in Music, (Matthay Method, Liebling Method) (Ages 8 – adult) Studio, N. Sekkonk (near baker’s corner) 508-761-3334. PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208.

PETS FREE: to a good home, 8-9mo old cockapoo. Fixed, Has all shots and is house broken. Email FREE: 9 yr old grey bobtail male cat. Healthy, fixed, very loving, likes dogs. Email

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November Business Directory CATEGORY Appliance Repairs Appliance Repairs Architectural Design Art Supplies/Framing Attorney Attorney Attorney Attorney Attorney Auto Body Auto Body Auto Body Auto Body Shop Auto Dealers Auto Dealers Auto Dealers Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Salvage Auto Salvage Bakery Bank Bookkeeping Building Contractor Building Contractor Building Contractor Building Contractor Building Contractor Building Materials Carpentry - Finish Carpentry - Finish Carpet Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Child Care Child Care Child Care Chimney Cleaning Christmas Trees Christmas Trees Cleaning Service Cleaning Service Cleaning Service Cleaning Service Collectibles Consignment Store Craft Show Dance Studio Dentist Dentist Dentist Dentist Dentist Disposal Service Dog Grooming Dog Grooming



Affordable Appliance Repair Co. 84 McPartland Appliance Repairs 72 VIZCAD 17 Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 6 Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 79 Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 79 Laurie P. Mullen 72 Lori O’Brien-Foeri 22 Reed, Boyce & Travis, P.C. 39 A-1 Custom Auto Body 31 Sousa’s Auto Body 46 Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 63 Seekonk Auto Body 40 Bristol Toyota 12 Elmwood Dodge 51 Somerset Subaru - Max Motors, Inc 85 Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. 35 New England Tire 2 Somerset Chrysler Jeep 60 Somerset Subaru - Max Motors, Inc 33 Trustworthy Auto 42 Gary’s Auto Removal 73 Seekonk Auto Salvage 21 Crugnales Bakery 86 Coastway Credit Union / Decunha 37 Meredith Amaral Bookkeeping 74 A. M. Carpentry 39 DTP Construction 49 Nerney Construction 31 Richard G. Dias 70 Wood Frame Structures Inc. 58 J & J Materials Corp. 62 Mark Koussa Carpentry 14 Pine Woods Construction 65 Earle’s Carpet Cleaning 74 M & S Carpet & Upholstery 36 ASAP - c/o Twin Oaks 45 Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 8 Rehoboth Family Childcare Assoc. 47 RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 22 Niles Christmas Tree Farm 7 Richie’s Christmas Trees 15 Castle Cleaning 65 Crystal Clean - Bethany Martone 23 Leslie & Deb’s Cleaning Service 17 Magic Broom Cleaning 28 Wexler’s Collectibles 100 Corner Consignment Shoppe 34 Elizabeth Collins - Christmas 56 Festival Ballet Providence 29 Dr. Dimitri Ganim 6 Dr. Robert Zaluski 27 Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. 78 Jared W. Stubbs, DDS 16 Kenneth J. Rawlinson, D.D.S. 45 Professional Duct Cleaning 104 Groom & Style 33 Pampered Pets 9

CATEGORY Dog Services Electrician Electrician Electrician Electrician Excavating Farm - Produce Farm - Turkeys Farm - Turkeys Fence Installation Fireplaces/ Chimney’s Fishing Flooring - All Types Flooring - Wood Flooring - Wood Florals & Gifts Florist Framing - Custom Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Propane Fuel - Propane Garden Center Garden Center Gift Shop Gifts & Collectibles Gifts & Collectibles Glass Fabricator Glass Fabricator Glass Fabricator Grocery / Meat Market Hair Salon Hair Salon Hair Salon Handyman Handyman Handyman Health Care Health Care Health & Fitness Health & Fitness Heating & Air Heating Service Heating Service Heating Service Home Improvements Home Improvements Home Products Horse Stable-Lessons House Cleaning Insurance Agency Insurance Agency



Canine Mastery, Inc 47 Dorrance Electric 41 James Tavares Electric 82 Neal Bellavance Electric 26 Pineview Electric 65 Lamontagne Construction LLC 26 4 Town Farm 54 Belwing Acres Turkey Farm 26 Rainbow Farms 77 Fence Tech 84 Briggs Family Fireplace 20 The Bass Boys 80 Custom Linocraft 70 A-1 Wood Floors 30 David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors 32 Vine & Vessel 53 Edible Arrangements 52 Frames of Mind 56 Affordable Fuel 73 Al’s Quality Oil Co. 44 COD OIL 59 Columbus Energies Inc. 43 E & V Oil Co. 104 Ferreira Oil, Inc. 41 Pricerite Discount Heating Oil 75 Stateline Fuel & Burner Service 94 Arrow Gas Corp. - Inergy Propane 70 Propane Plus 20 J & L Landscaping & Garden Ctr, Inc. 55 Little Tree Nursery 52 Willow Tree Country Shoppe 57 Cards Plus 57 Personal Touch 55 A Class Glass 76 Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. 32 Bill Lizotte Glass & Aluminum, Inc. 64 Chartley Country Store 64 Running With Scissors 14 Shear Innovations 55 Snipits 19 ABT Handy Services 4 CBS Enterprises 79 Grandpa Tom 14 Community Counseling of Bristol Cty 91 Community VNA 90 Bliss Life Yoga 56 YMCA - Newman 95 Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning 71 COD Heating 6 Larry’s Heating & A.C. 36 LIMA HVAC, Inc. 31 Gary Vanasse & Sons 69 Professional Property Maintenance 29 Fuller Brush - Earl Goff Jr. 23 Hobby Horse Farm 95 Maid Perfect 15 Lefebvre Smith Insurance 44 Lezaola Thompson Insurance Inc. 46


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November Business Directory CATEGORY Irrigation Jewelers Jewelers Jewelers Kitchen Remodeling Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Mailing Service Marble Fabricators Martial Arts Masonry-Construction Masonry-Construction Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Music Nursing Home Nursing Homes Optometrists Optometrists Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Paving Contractor Paving - Masonry Pet Services Pet Services Photographer Plastering & Painting Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating Private School Private School Real Estate Real Estate



United Irrigation 35 Attleboro Jewelry Makers 53 Attleboro Jewelry Makers 94 Attleboro Jewelry Makers 10 Kitchens Direct, Inc 61 Ed Monigan & Son Landscape 77 K.L.P Landscaping 18 Lawnscapes 21 MacManus Landscape Services 37 Oakhill Landscape 39 Superior Lawn Care 71 The UPS Store 59 Star Marble & Granite 41 USA Karate 42 O’Brien Masonry Inc. 15 StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 82 Natural Touch Massage Therapy 55 Serenity Massage 57 Doug’s Music Retail & Learning Ctr 66 Life Care Center of Attleboro 92 Evergreen House Health Center 68 Brown Center 34 Oscar Ni,O.D. ,Optometrist 29 C.A Winter Painting/Powerwashing 30 Delisle & Son Painting & Repair 40 EZ Painting 102 Iachetti Painting Company 48 Lundco Painting LLC. 60 Reliable Painting Co. 71 Ryan Asphalt Paving 46 Blue Stone Driveways & Masonry 27 Rehoboth Pet Care 18 The Canine Joint 28 Fetching Photography 96 David Laurino - Plastering 40 Potter Plumbing 63 Sine Plumbing & Heating 30 Vintage Plumbing & Heating 4 Ocean State Montessori School 58 The Wheeler Schoolc/o Laurie Flynn 76 Century 21 T. R. Little, Realtor 10 D. Cormier Custom Homes 11



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David Smith, Century 21 25 Maria Correia Realtor (Mateus) 42 ReMax Rivers Edge 37 Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon 87 Buca di Beppo 54 Country Kitchen 87 Dunkin Donuts - Seekonk 9 Hillside Country Club by Lombardis 43 Johnson & Wales Inn 38 Luxury Box Bar & Grille 86 Village Sports Bar 86 Cameron Roofing 84 B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. 36 Tabeleys Roofing 83 Home & Commercial Security 47 Pro Inspection Services 100 AO Construction 75 Fisk Contracting 82 Town Sanitation 34 Bay State Sewage Disposal, Inc. 49 Croome Sanitation, Inc. 48 Soares Sanitation Pumping, Inc. 91 A. Viera Disposal 44 Seekonk Small Engine Inc. 69 Seekonk Public Works 24 Quarry Brothers, Inc. 103 Mike’s Stump Grinding 102 Trinity Repertory Company 80 Cleanway Disposal & Recycling 33 Big Blue Removal Service 22 Advanced Tree 35 Choate Tree Service 24 M.D. Tree Service 23 Precision Tree Inc. 48 Seekonk Tree 77 Steve’s Tree Service 69 Lori O’Brien-Foeri 49 Water Filter Company, Inc. 16 Vintage Wine & Beer 51 Reed Outdoor Furnaces 13 David Howard - Writing Workshop 78


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Who’s Who & What They Do Profiling Local Businesses New Business opens in Rehoboth

Located in Winthrop Commons on Rt.44, Quarry Brothers Inc. is the areas newest supplier of natural stone and hardscape products. Most of you were used to seeing the antique barn sitting in front of a vacant lot. Well look again! They kept the exact structure but have done a board for board restoration on the barn. The outside has the classic Rehoboth look that we all know. The inside is finished in rough pine, original exposed beams, a stone hearth and mantle, pellet stove, and soft saddle leather furniture. The Quarry Brothers lounge is the ideal spot to browse their catalogs and speak with the knowledgeable sales staff. We found this the best way to shop when making the decision on our backyard patio. “We wanted to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere here at our yard. We wanted to make our yard, your yard,” said Adam of Quarry Brothers. It was also nice to see that the employees are native to Rehoboth. Adam and Shawn were both born and raised in Rehoboth and plan to stay here for a long time to come. This was a great help to us knowing that they were familiar with the local landscape settings. They have an excellent variety of products ranging from natural stone, paver patios, and retaining walls to outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and wood pellets. Don’t forget to stop in and ask them about their weekly specials. We’re glad we did and we will definitely be back for the pizza oven! ~Richard & Virginia from Lakeville



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