NOVEMBER 2012 Volume 24, no. 11
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Football, Turkey, Tradition!
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By Jim Chandley Seekonk and Dighton-Rehoboth have been evenly matched entering their rivalry game before, which usually makes for a compelling game. Unfortunately for spectators this Thanksgiving, the two teams are not close to evenly matched, at least according to their records. Will the 48th meeting of these rivals be the one-sided affair the numbers suggest? Dighton-Rehoboth (6-1) currently sits near the top of the South Coast Conference and has legitimate Superbowl aspirations. The Falcons begin the month of November with a trip to Wareham, where either they or the Vikings will emerge in first place in the conference. These Falcons have been flying high thanks to a backfield not many saw coming together as it has. Sophomore quarterback Nathan Kowalski has been throwing the ball effectively to lead a Dighton-Rehoboth attack that is not typically known for airing the football out. Kowalski threw for over 200 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Old Rochester Regional last month. When the Falcons go to the ground, they chew up chunks of yardage with two fairly smaller backs, Mike Mello and Kyle Rose. On the other side of the coin, Seekonk (1-7) is in a rebuilding year. They have a new coach, a new offensive system, and far too many first-time starters for a successful team. Things have not been pretty on the Seekonk side. They have been transitioning from a runheavy style that was played in extremely tight formations to a pass-heavy spread system that uses a lot more field. Quarterback Nick Lancellotti and company have been learning on the job since the first game of the season. ...continued on page 25
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A Blizzard Of Giving
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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley
New Date for Special Town Meeting
The special Town Meeting convened on October 29 was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. The meeting has been adjourned to Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at DightonRehoboth Regional High School, 2700 Regional Rd.
Hurricane Sandy Blasts Rehoboth
Hurricane Sandy left about 3,000 residents without power. Schools were closed for two days and the town office was closed one day. The special town meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29 was postponed. The only major flooding was a storm surge that closed Old Providence Street for a few hours. The biggest problem was the strong winds that brought down trees, power lines and utility poles, said Fire Chief Robert Pray. But, he said there were fewer trees down from Hurricane Sandy than last winter’s storms. The town’s Forestry and Highway departments handled most of the clean-up themselves. Last year outside help had to be called in. Power was restored to most residents by Wednesday night, with about 50 homes still without power Thursday morning.
Rehoboth will Maintain Single Tax Rate
Selectmen voted last month to maintain Rehoboth’s single tax rate and not change to dual rates for residential and commercial property. Rehoboth’s current tax rate is $10.97 per $1,000 of value. The board of assessors reportedly told selectmen that a dual tax rate would not be beneficial to the town. About 92% of Rehoboth is residential and 8% is commercial, industrial and personal property. The new tax rate is expected to be set after the special town meeting.
Rehoboth’s Finances Improving
Rehoboth is doing better financially than last year. The town’s bond rating has been upgraded to A-plus and there is $450,000 more in the free cash account than last year. The additional monies came from higher than anticipated state aid and local revenues. The total amount of free cash is $1.4 million.
Dighton Suing Dighton-Rehoboth School District
Dighton has filed a lawsuit against the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District
over vocational tuition and transportation expenses. For years, Dighton and Rehoboth have been sharing tuition and transportation costs for students attending Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School. It came to light last year that state law requires that each town pay the costs for its own students’ expenses, instead of the school district paying the costs. Only students from Rehoboth have attended the school for the past several years, and Dighton has been paying for part of the expenses. The vocational school expenses were removed from the school district’s fiscal 2013 budget, but Dighton is seeking reimbursement for monies paid in previous years.
Threat at Dighton-Rehoboth High School
On Friday, October 12 students were evacuated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School after a note was discovered that threatened to expose students to dangerous gases. Students were transported to other schools in the district. After a thorough search of the school by public safety and state bomb squad officials, no explosive devices were found. Students returned to the school by early afternoon. The case is under investigation by local authorities.
Town to Receive Money in Legal Settlement
Rehoboth is one of about 80 towns and cities in the state that will receive a refund after the state reached a settlement agreement in a case involving StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. The company is paying about $1 million in restitution for allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs through the workers’ compensation insurance system. StoneRiver is a workers’ compensation billing firm that charges cities and towns on behalf of pharmacies. Rehoboth is expected to receive about $46,000.
Rehoboth Community Cable Plans to Upgrade Equipment
Rehoboth’s local access provider, Rehoboth Community TV, wants to replace aging equipment in order to improve broadcasting quality and selectmen approved funding of approximately $15,000 for the project. Numerous equipment failures and outdated equipment have affected programming. The money will come from Comcast’s public access funding. Operations of the local cable access channels, Ch. 9, 15 and 98, are funded by franchise fees that are added to resident’s cable bills.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING CONVENED TO 11/26/12 The10/29/12 Special Town Meeting convened at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School has been adjourned to Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School, 2700 Regional Road.
Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society....................32 Births..................................87 Business Directory.....................93 Church Listings..........................74 Classifieds..............................91 Club Announcements.................28 Dining Guide...............................89 Events and Activities..................40 Heard at Country Kitchen...........26 Letters to the Editor......................7 Library......................................65 Obituaries................................86 People in the News..................37 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......83 Rehoboth Fire Department........20 Rehoboth Ramblings..................17 Rehoboth Rescue Squad..........15 Rehoboth Town News.................12 School...................................45 Scouts..................................63 Seekonk Human Services..........71 Seekonk Scene..........................23 Sports Update............................58 State House................................73 Then and Now............................36 Weddings & Anniversaries........88 Who’s Who................................68
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Let’s Bring the Rehoboth Veteran’s Memorial Relocation Committee’s Proposal to Town Meeting
The Veteran’s Memorial Relocation Committee and the Park Commission will be holding a joint meeting on November 13th at the American Legion Hall to yet again discuss constructing a veteran’s memorial on Redway Plain. It’s been ten years since the last proposal did not pass at town meeting. Should the Park Commission endorse the current proposal, it should only be the initial step. Following precedent and past practice, officially relocating and establishing the town veterans’ memorial should take place only after an affirmative vote of town meeting. The current memorial at Palmer River School (the memorial plaques, flag pole and auditorium) was established by a series of town meeting votes from 1945-1954. In 1999, a veterans’ memorial was first proposed on Redway Plain and appeared in that year’s town meeting warrant. The warrant article was tabled following the defeat of a similar, non-binding ballot question in the April election. A vote of the special town meeting in October 2002 did not approve of a similar plan; thereby continuing Redway Plain’s use as agricultural open space ever since. I encourage our elected and appointed officials to follow past practice of the town’s legislative body approval process that has been used several times before for this issue. Adam Latham Former Park Commission Chairman
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Seekonk Community & Preliminary Plans 2012
It’s late October in the Community Garden on Chappel Street. We have rainbow chard, curly kale, a few celeriac and rhubarb hanging on after the frost which occurred the second Friday night in October. There’s one small hill of Russian fingerling potatoes waiting to be dug up, a patch of leeks to grow on. Lebanese mint from Richard and Marie Pray’s Oakdale Farm, is blooming, lemon sweet, bee’s delight. I’ve planted two short rows of wildflowers on the shady side of plot 13. We’ve mowed the paths, turned in compost, and oiled the hinges on the compost bins, the shed and the garden gates. The water barrel and hoses are put away. Someone helped themselves to Barbara and Ed Malloy’s kale. Never mind, gray aphids were lurking in the curly leaves. Someone had to wash that kale a lot. Joao noticed several of his midget watermelons went missing in August. I suppose the thief is a lot hungrier than I am. I too have coveted my neighbor’s zucchini. Meanwhile at Planning Board, we are beginning to see more plans for subdivions. Hobbled by out of date laws, we are approving Preliminary plans for new housing developments and Form A’s (approval not required). More cul de sacs, roads to nowhere, have received approval on the last pockets of” unimproved” woodland and meadow in town. One is held up by the need for a hydrant where one was not considered necessary. A local developer has plans vetted and drawn by In Site engineering for a subdivision in the moist pine forest between the Library and the Seekonk Cemetery, abutting the old town dump. Eight hundred feet from the Newman Well field, this project lies within the aquifer protection zone, a large parcel of land in central Seekonk which drains to our water supply. Letters continued on next page...
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I recently became a grandmother. This set me to wondering whether my cherished Martin Ambrose will have clean water to drink, clean air to breath when he reaches voting age. As Seekonk’s population is getting older, I figure I’m not alone in this. Kitchen science suggests that you do not water your food crops with too much nitrogen. Algae grows, and plants shoot up spindly, weak when they don’t rot. The 10 new homes planned, would sit on lawns, notorious water and fertilizer (nitrate) hogs. These 10 new houses require 10 new septic systems which store all manner of shampoo, conditioner, laundry chemicals and household waste under the ground, to leach into the surrounding soil. In planning speak this might be called recharge. A tiny amount of nitrates in drinking water is harmful or fatal to pregnant women newborn babies and nursing mothers. At Planning we would never consider a cul de sac with an improper radius. An emergency vehicle would not be able to make the turn. Why should we approve a subdivision which would imperil the health of our residents? Is it because we can’t see what’s underground, out of sight, out of mind? When we set our goals for the community garden four years ago we agreed that organic methods were appropriate for a garden which would, we hoped, produce food for all the community: homeowner renters, residents of the Seekonk Housing Authority. With the future in mind, we dug in straw, a sprinkling of lime, compost. Healthy soil produces next year’s sturdy tomatoes, peppers and basil. Since then we strive to sustain that richness. Seekonk has an abundance of water. Doesn’t it make economic sense to foster that abundance by keeping it clean? Planning Board considers safe roads, good drainage, side walks, shade trees to keep our neighborhoods serene. Many who’ve worked towards this goal, paid-Town Hall employees and unpaid, my fellow board members, believe in sustaining the good life as it is lived here. Because I think that preserving Seekonk’s rural character starts with the necessity for clean water, I want to preserve and protect the pine forest, the duff created by the gentle fall of pine needles, which filters and slows runoff from the rain to the aquifer beneath. This is nature’s compost, and for Martin and his peers, it’s worth saving. These are my opinions and do not reflect any action taken by Planning Board. Phoebe Lee Dunn
“Pulling for Jacob” Thank You
The Tractor Pull fundraising event @ Francis Farms on October 20th - “Pulling for Jacob”, was nothing short of amazing and a great success. Our overwhelming gratitude to each and every person who organized the event, volunteered, pulled or participated in any way. A special thanks to Ken Foley and Francis Farms for hosting this fundraiser. We are honored and blessed to be surrounded by such a great community, friends (new & old) and family! Please know how much our family appreciates the support. Danny, Holly, Cody & Jacob Roy Holly Roy H.Roy@comcast.net
Veterans Meat Pie Supper
Swansea: The 5th Annual Veterans Meat Pie Supper will be held at the First Christian Congregational Church, located at lll3 G.A.R. Highway at the intersection of Route 6 and Maple Avenue. Swansea. This supper, held in honor of all veterans, past and present, will take place on Friday, November 9th from 4 to 7pm. The menu: 1 /4 slice Willow Tree meat pie, creamy mashed potatoes w/gravy,
November 2012 The Reporter vegetables, rolls and assorted desserts. This event is open to all and is a “free will” donation supper. The “Olde White Church” Board of Deacons sponsors the event and funds the cost of the pies. All proceeds are donated to the Swansea Veteran’s Agency, in the form of gift cards to local food markets and businesses. These are then distributed to Swansea’s most needy veterans, their spouses, dependents and widows. The meat pie supper, part of the Deacon’s Outreach Program, was able to raise $3,000 last year and are asking support from Swansea businesses and the community to match or go beyond that figure. Donations of money, food or gifts cards will be appreciated. Director of Veteran Services, in Swansea, Robert Sampson and his assistant will be on hand during the event to distribute information and to answer questions local veterans may have about benefits or other issues. We also offer an area, to relax with coffee and dessert and write thank you notes or holiday cards to our troops (the mailing costs will be taken care of). The community of Swansea has overwhelmingly supported this supper, started five years ago by Ed Miranda a Vietnam Veteran. This has become the Olde White Church’s largest outreach project. The Board of Deacons funds its cost. The annual Veterans Meat Pie Supper has been successful due to the contributions of businesses and individuals. The need to help our needy Veterans is even greater during these trying financial times. Your presence, as well as any donation will go far in saluting and celebrating the sacrifices our veterans are making for the sake of freedom. Anyone wishing to donate in advance of the supper may call the church office at (508) 673-7179 and arrange for a donation pick up. Checks can be made out to the “First Christian Congregational Church --Veterans Supper” and are 100% tax deductible. The church now has an elevator making it “handicapped accessible”. There will be operators for those that need assistance.
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by Leslie Patterson “Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go”. We all have sung this happy little song at this time of year. Unlike Christmas, Thanksgiving does not have a large number of songs especially for the holiday. If asked, most people could probably think of only this well-loved children’s song and maybe the old hymn “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing.” Everyone knows “Over the River” but not many people know anything about its author, Lydia Maria Child, a notable Massachusetts woman of the 19th century. She wrote this poem called “A Boy’s Thanksgiving” which appeared in her book “Flowers for Children, Vol. 2” in 1844. It was later set to music. The original poem is much longer than the song we’ve come to know, with 12 cheerful verses. It also starts out “to grandfather’s house we go”. Lydia’s grandfather’s house was restored by Tufts University in 1976 and still stands near the Mystic River in Medford. I recently became interested in Lydia Maria Child when I heard a talk about her by Ray Rickman, the Rhode Island community leader and rare book dealer, who said that he has become quite fascinated by the life of Mrs. Child. Although her 19th century writing style has fallen out of fashion today, in her time she was a major figure. The North American Review wrote of her, “Few female writers, if any, have done more or better things for our literature.” Lydia was born to Susan and Convers Francis in Medford, MA in 1810. In 1828 she married Boston lawyer David Lee Child, who shared her abolitionist sympathies. Apparently David was prone to financial difficulties and Lydia was frequently the breadwinner. The couple, who had no children, were together for 46 years. Lydia Maria Child died in 1880, in Wayland, MA, where she and her husband are buried at North Cemetery.
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Lydia Maria Child was a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she an abolitionist and an early campaigner for women’s rights, she also spoke out about the plight of Native Americans, making her a very controversial figure. Her first novel was “Hobomok: A Tale of Early Times”, a historical romance about a white woman in Puritan times who married a Native American. Needless to say, this was considered shocking when it was published. In 1833 her book “An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans” was published, the first American anti-slavery work in book form. The controversy from this book caused Mrs. Child to resign from her children’s magazine. She and her husband remained at the forefront of the abolitionist movment. After the Civil War, she worked to help former slaves make their transition to their new lives. Although she was first and foremost a social activist, she was also a poet and novelist and editor. During her lifetime, Mrs. Child published over 50 books, along with short stories, poems and articles for periodicals. She was also very active in the Unitarian Church all her life.
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Mrs. Child published the first monthly magazine for children in America, “The Juvenile Miscellany”. Although early children’s literature would be considered too preachy by today’s standards, in those days a special magazine just for children was a real novelty and much enjoyed. Perhaps she is best known for her very popular book “The American Frugal Housewife”, which sold well from the start and was re-issued many times. The subtitle was: “Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy”. Mrs. Child wrote, “Books of this kind have usually been written for the wealthy. I have written for the poor.” “The American Frugal Housewife” is a slender volume that covered everything from recipes for simple food to making soap
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To return to the subject of her well-loved Thanksgiving poem, later set to music, the original 12 verses are a bit too long to reprint here. Here are a few of the better-known verses, if you’d like to sing along: Over the river, and through the wood, To Grandfather’s house we go; The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow. Over the river, and through the wood— Oh, how the wind does blow! It stings the toes and bites the nose As over the ground we go. Over the river, and through the wood Trot fast, my dapple-gray! Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound, For this is Thanksgiving Day. Over the river, and through the wood, When Grandmother sees us come, She will say, “Oh, dear, the children are here, Bring a pie for everyone.” Over the river, and through the wood— Now Grandmother’s cap I spy! Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done? Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
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The State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. ALL THREE PRECINCTS WILL BE OPEN. Precinct I is the Town Office Building at 148 Peck Street, Precinct II is the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center at 55 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 Town Clerk’s Office was open for a Voter Registration on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 which was the last date for those residents who have not registered and who wish to be eligible to vote at the November 6, 2012 State Election. Any voter who will be unable to get to the polls on election day may cast an absentee ballot in the Town Clerk’s Office prior to that date or submit a written request (with the original signature of the voter requesting the ballot) to the Town Clerk for a ballot to be mailed to them. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012. We look forward to seeing all of you on Election Day!
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A policy has been established for anyone that wants to file a Business Certificate for a new business within the Town of Rehoboth. If you are planning to file a DBA (Doing Business As) you must first go to the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer’s Office at 320 Anawan Street to determine if any filings are necessary with that office before your final step of filing with the Town Clerk’s Office. Reminders have been sent to current businesses for renewals from July through December. The fee to file a business certificate with the Town Clerk is $50.00 and the certificate is valid for four years. My assistant Lynn and I would like to extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all of our town residents.
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David C. Zaluski, DDS Dear friends, When I began my practice in 1975, Rehoboth was a very small town with a population of about 6,000. Along with my family, I have enjoyed watching the town grow. Now it is time to have a partner help me with my expanding practice. It is my pleasure to introduce my son David C. Zaluski, DDS, to the community. He probably is not a stranger to many of you. After graduating from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, he earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis and worked for years at a law firm in New York City. He was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Zaluski served in the National Health Service at community health centers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Please join me in welcoming Dr. David Zaluski back to Rehoboth. Sincerely, Robert F. Zaluski, DMD
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Rehoboth Ramblings by Leslie Patterson
Peaceful Places of Quiet Beauty
Cemeteries are for the living as much as for the dead. Here in New England, where we have so many historic cemeteries, they are much more than just graveyards. People who enjoy history, architecture, gravestone carvings, landscape gardens and even bird watching find cemeteries fascinating and peaceful places to visit. Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge is the first and oldest park-like cemetery in the U.S. In fact it was at Mount Auburn that the word “cemetery” was first used (it’s from the Greek word for place of sleeping). When this magnificent garden-like site at the edge of Cambridge opened in 1831, it was meant to provide a beautifully landscaped place for the living to enjoy, as well as a resting place for the dead. Although the deceased are still being buried at Mount Auburn and most of its many thousands of graves are occupied by the non-famous, it is for its well-known occupants that Mount Auburn is most often visited. On a recent visit I was especially touched by the statue of a faithful dog on the grave of Thomas Perkins, founder of Perkins School for the Blind. Also buried there are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy (her monument is one of the highlights of Mount Auburn) and many other distinguished Americans. You can get a map at the visitors’ center and wander about for hours. Oh, and I should add that the cemetery has three or four beautiful little ponds among its lovely hills and dales. Another big attraction is a stone tower at the highest point on the property. What a view of Cambridge and downtown Boston you get when you climb to the top of the tower! Bring your camera. Mount Auburn also has an excellent line-up of historic walks, talks, book discussion groups and so forth. To find out more, the website for Mount Auburn is mountauburn.org. While Mount Auburn is well worth a visit, if you would like to see a beautiful park-like cemetery only 15 or 20 minutes from our area, you need go no further than Swan Point, off Blackstone Boulevard on the East Side of Providence. Its many acres slope down to the broad Seekonk River. There too you will find a lovely landscape and gravestones of artistic and historic interest. I have friends who regularly go bird watching there, especially along the river, and they have seen not only ospreys but even bald eagles! If you are a fan of Ken Burns’ “Civil War” PBS series, you are probably familiar with General Ambrose Burnside and other Rhode Islanders in the Civil War. Both Elisha Hunt
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Rhodes, who was lucky enough to survive the war and live to a ripe old age, and Sullivan Ballou, who died after being wounded at First Bull Run, are buried at Swan Point. (It was Ballou’s letter to his wife that had all America weeping while they watched this television series.) Another famous son of Providence is buried at Swan Point -- horror master H.P. Lovecraft (as he put it, “I Am Providence”.) But his tombstone is rather ordinary. If you are interested in burial places of the famous, you will want to bookmark the website findagrave.com. If you are particularly interested in very old historic gravestones, do check out the Association for Gravestones Studies (gravestonestudies.org) if you haven’t already. Rehoboth residents might be pleased to find a number of Goffs, Blandings, and Carpenters in Swan Point too. Some of them have very impressive memorials. One of the most unusual tombs at Swan Point has the facade of a federal-style house, with a front door facing the Seekonk River. This is the resting place of Rehoboth-born Marsden Perry, who rose to prominence in Providence in the late 19th century. From humble beginnings, he became a wealthy financier, utilities and transportation magnate, and a collector of art and rare books. The tomb is a fitting memorial to someone who lived in the historic John Brown House. While Rehoboth does not have elaborate park-like cemeteries such as the two mentioned above, it does have quite a few small historic cemeteries. The Rehoboth Cemetery Commission’s very nice new map of local cemeteries may be purchased at the Carpenter Museum and Blanding Library and is worth having if you want to explore these historic sites further.
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November 2012 The Reporter These are just a few of many of New Englandâ€™s historic cemeteries, large and small, that are worth visiting any time of the year. There are some things you canâ€™t (or shouldnâ€™t) do in a cemetery, such as walking your dog (for obvious reasons) or taking gravestone rubbings, which are mostly forbidden now. But historic cemeteries are great places to take a walk (and great photos) in all seasons and for many reasons.
Tomb with a view: One of the most distinctive tombs at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence is this mausoleum overlooking the Seekonk River. It belongs to Rehobothborn Marsden Perry (1850-1935), who became a very wealthy industrialist in Providence.
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The town of Rehoboth does not have a town water supply. While you probably already realize this did you realize that no town water means no fire hydrants for the Fire Department to use? To the RFD this presents a unique challenge when fighting fires. During a fire fighting event we must obtain water from our tanker trucks, rivers, streams, brooks, swimming pools or the in ground water tanks available in some of our newer developments. Such a unique situation makes the Rehoboth Fire Department’s tanker division a valuable resource to the town and many other communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island when water is not readily available from their hydrants.
In residential buildings heating fires are the second leading cause of house fires behind cooking? Heating fires confined to chimneys, flues, fuel boxes or boilers account for 86% of all heating fires and these types of fires result in nearly twice the loss of non-heating fires. November marks a significant increase in the annual cycle of heating fires. Rags soaked with Linseed Oil can spontaneously combust (ignite with no ignition source) and begin to burn in 2 to 3 hours if left balled or in a pile. After using Linseed Oil with a rag you should rinse rag and spread them flat in your yard or driveway to dry or place the rags in a can filled with water and allow to soak several hours prior to disposing of them.
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Congratulations and Thank You to former Deputy Chief John Parker Jr. In August 2012 DC Parker Jr retired from the Rehoboth Fire Department (RFD) after serving for 38 years. He was a valued member of the RFD and a great leader to all of us. DC Parker Jr is also a former member of the Montpellier Fire Department. Closer to home DC Parker has lived in Rehoboth for several years with his wife and 2 daughters. He has split his 38 years on the RFD between being a Fire Fighter, Lieutenant and then Deputy Chief. DC Parker Jr. was a second generation Rehoboth Fire Fighter and his brother and nephew are still active members of the RFD. DC John Parker Jr. will truly be missed and we wish him well in all his future endeavors. Thank you for your years of service and dedication! As with all endings there are opportunities for new beginnings. Congratulations to our new Deputy Chief Frank Barresi and the RFD’s new Assistant Chief Robert (Bobby) Noons. Frank and Bobby’s dedication and years of service are rewarded with these well-deserved promotions. For me DC Parker’s retirement means someone must try to fill his task of writing this column for Reporter. As I contemplate how to start this task I am faced with endless ideas and formats to use in this section. Then life happens and my son asks for assistance with his American History homework on the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. As we read the start of the U.S. Constitution “We the People” gets me thinking.
November 2012 The Reporter The phrase in the Constitution “We the People” is macrocosm for all people of the United States of America. As a microcosm the phrase “We the People” can be applied to the Rehoboth Fire Department. And now the column starts to take format. Each month there will be a section dedicated to a different member(s) of the RFD. These “interviews” will begin next month introducing our Chief. RFD Structure: Welcome to the Rehoboth Fire Department’s column. In this month’s column we’re going to reintroduce the RFD to our readers as a precursor to our “We the People” articles next month. The RFD consists of 3 Fire Stations. They are the Center, North and South Stations or Station 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Each of these stations cover a particular region of the town and depending on the incident 1, 2 or all 3 stations will respond to the call. Station 1 is located at 334 Anawan St and is in the same building as the Police Station the Ambulance and the Rescue. Station 2 is at 333 Tremont St and Station 3’s address is 104 Pleasant St. As an On Call department the stations are not manned by fire fighters accept during a call, training, a fire fighter on Duty or Sunday’s at 10:30 AM during our weekly tone test. In general each station has a Class A Engine/Pumper, a Tanker and a brush truck. Station 1 also houses a ladder truck, special hazards and a forestry truck while stations 2 and 3 each have a secondary pump/engine truck. Visit the RFD website at RehobothFD.com for a complete listing and pictures of your town’s apparatus. The RFD, like all fire departments, has a command structure within its department. The highest ranking officers in the RFD command structure consists of a Fulltime Chief, Deputy Chief and an Assistant Chief. There is also a fulltime administrator, a Chaplain and a Safe Officer. All these individuals work across all 3 stations in the town of Rehoboth. Each station has a chain of command that reports to the Chiefs. Within the station the ranking officers are a Captain followed by 3 Lieutenants. The stations also contain a staff of Fire Fighters. The actual active members for a station varies over the years and is 100% dependent on individuals living or working in Rehoboth or a neighboring town which does not have an On Call department. With the exception of the Chief and our administrator the RFD is made up of On Call Fire Fighters. As an On Call Fire Department we’re available 24 x 7 and are only paid when responding to calls, training, performing duties to maintain the station and fire apparatus, station coverage or participating in a detail. When the tone goes off all available fire fighters respond regardless of the time of day or night or what is happening in our personal lives. The typical response requires fire fighters to respond to their associated station, pick up the truck for the particular call and respond to the scene. Unlike full time departments our stations are not manned by fire fighters. The RFD is continually accepting applications and currently has both male and female members. If you are interested in learning more about the department stop by your local Fire Station between 10:15 and 10:50 Sunday mornings to meet some of our members at our weekly” tone test”, go to Station 1 to speak with Linda or the Chief or speak with any dedicated member of the RFD. Rehoboth also has a Junior Fire Fighter division. To be a Jr Fire Fighter you must between the age of 13 and 17. As a member of the Juniors you respond to calls and assist fire fighters with tasks at the fire scene. Junior Fire Fighters also train about once a month on different fire related tasks. Boys and Girls interested in becoming a Junior Fire Fighter should contact the Fire Department to get more information. There are also Fire Associations at each station. The associations are staffed by fire department members while Station 3 (South Station) allows non-Fire members to participate in their association and Station 2 allows retired fire fighters to participate in their association. These associations raise money by hosting Steak & Chicken Barbeques, Pig Roasts, Clam Boils, Breakfasts and other activities. You can help support the RFD by attending any of these events.
To learn more about the RFD or to get more details on becoming a member of the RFD as a Fire Fighter or a Junior Fire Fighter visit our website at www.RehobothFD.com.
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In the last seven years, the Greater Boston Food Bank has received a 23% increase in requests for food assistance. Sadly, this is not even a problem we can eliminate by reducing poverty. In recent years, 47% of those experiencing food insecurity have been individuals or families earning too much to qualify for government provided food assistance programs. With this set of circumstances, help often comes from small, private food pantries. We at The Reporter hope to help by providing some information on such local food pantries here in your community. Whether you need assistance or are fortunate enough to provide some, we hope this helps make your Thanksgiving holiday a bit more cheerful. Rehoboth Helping Hands is a food pantry catering to the needs of Rehoboth residents in need. In addition to operating a working food pantry, they assemble Thanksgiving baskets for this, their busiest season of the year. “We have a minimum of 75 families and a minimum of 40 baskets,” says Steve Martin, highlighting the need for further donations to meet demand for the Thanksgiving season. Unfortunately, Rehoboth Helping Hands is not open to the public or walk-ins. For those seeking assistance, please contact Martin at 508-252-3263. If you would like to make a donation, there are multiple options. Goods can be dropped-off at the Rehoboth Senior Center on Bay State Road from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday, or on the second Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm. There is also the option to make drop-offs virtually at any time, by just bringing your donation to 127 Martin Street in Rehoboth. All donations are tax deductable, as Helping Hands is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Doorways Food Pantry is physically located at the Old North School (now the South Coast Educational Collaborative) on North Street in Seekonk. The food pantry is funded between 95-98% by donations from Seekonk residents. If you are fortunate enough to have everything you need on your Thanksgiving table, please remember that this is the period of highest demand on food bank calendars. Doorways is no exception. The food pantry is open on Saturday mornings 8-10am. If you are able to make a donation of food items, you can drop them off at this time. For those seeking to inquire about assistance, this is also where and when you want to visit. If this time slot does not work for you, call Doorways at 508-761-8448. A majority of donations to Doorways are made in the form of financial contributions. With their experience, food pantries are often able to stretch your charitable dollar further than you might be able to yourself. If you wish to send one of these contributions, they can be mailed to P.O. Box 295, Seekonk, MA 02771.
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Town Clerk’s Corner By Jan Parker, Seekonk Town Clerk
By the time the Seekonk Reporter goes to press and is delivered to households in Seekonk, the November 6th election will be over. We now prepare for the November Town Meeting on the 13th at 7:00PM at the High School on Arcade Avenue. All Seekonk registered voters may vote at that meeting. In December, the annual town census will be mailed to every household in the town. We remind residents to please check the form for correctness, make any changes and return the form to the Town Clerk’s office. If you are a registered voter and you don’t mail the form back, you become an inactive voter and you have to fill out a form at the polls in order to vote. There will also be a dog license renewal form in with the census form. You may mail that back to renew your dog’s license or license a new dog. All the information concerning licensing is on the form. The town hall will be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It doesn’t seem possible that the fall and winter holidays are coming up soon. Seems like it was just the 4th of July! Please remember to support the Seekonk Animal Shelter by adopting there if you are looking for great pet. There are many cats available for adoption. Save a Pet will be advertising some upcoming fundraisers on their website. Hopefully these fundraisers will be supported as all our money goes for the care of the shelter animals. As soon as cats are adopted, more come in. It is a never ending battle for the Animal Control Department.
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The Stop & Shop on Newman Avenue in Seekonk solicits donations every November to help local food banks. Last year almost $3,000 was donated to the Doorways Food Pantry, all of which was contributed by Stop & Shop customers. The people of Seekonk and surrounding communities have been helping to feed their neighbors through the Doorways Food Pantry for over ten years. The volunteers of Doorways would like to thank the staff and customers of Stop & Shop for their support in fulfilling our mission.
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Doorways Food Pantry Is A Welcoming Place The Doorways Food Pantry in Seekonk provides food support to Seekonk residents who are facing very challenging times in their lives. Over 90 local families are on our client list: many are seniors who struggle to survive on a fixed income; others are disabled or have suffered catastrophic illnesses; still others are young families trying to survive a job loss. Regardless of their circumstances, they have a friend at Doorways. There are only two conditions; first, all clients must be Seekonk residents. Second, clients must be prequalified by Seekonk Human Services to ensure that they conform to income guidelines. There is no charge to our clients. Other than that, Doorways is like shopping in a store. The food is not pre-bagged; it is displayed on shelves for clients to pick favorite foods and choose preferred brands. Clients push a shopping cart as they browse the shelves and make selections within different food groups; they are paired with a volunteer who bags their groceries as they go. Doorways is an intensely social experience, for both clients and volunteers – they converse as they shop together, forging a warm bond. Most weeks there are a dozen eggs and some cheese. Often there is fresh produce. A local store donates their “day old” bread. And Doorways is able to purchase cuts of meat or whole frozen chickens from the Boston Food Bank – always a big hit!
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“Dear Staff at Doorways – I have needed this service for a short time and when I first entered the door I was very nervous and apprehensive, but that soon ended when you see and experience the kindness and giving spirit of all who volunteer and organize this facility. I’ve met members of people from all walks of life with many sad problems and if it weren’t for Doorways they would be very lost with the basic necessities of life. The people of Doorways range from young to old but they share one thing in common. They are kind, always smiling, never make anyone feel insecure. I would personally like to thank them for helping my family at a difficult time in our lives. I was thinking the first day I entered Doorways, it is so nice to meet people that are still giving and kind. Sincerely, (letter from a former Doorways client.) Doorways was established in November of 2001 as a faith-based charity. The founders had approached Seekonk Human Services and asked what was needed. At the time, the only food support in town consisted of a few bags of groceries in a closet in Human Services. So they opened a food pantry, and the first week they served seven families. They continued to serve and to grow; last November, Doorways celebrated its tenth anniversary. This past May Doorways gave away its millionth pound of food. Doorways was recently recognized by the Boston Food Bank as one of the best-run food pantries in the state. And each and every week, over 150 people are fed through the Doorways Food Pantry. They rely on Doorways, and Doorways relies on you, the people of Seekonk who support Doorways with donations of time, and food, and dollars. Under the leadership of David Francis and Doug Hayward, Doorways is staffed entirely by volunteers; it operates with an eight member Board of Directors and roughly one hundred and fifty adults who volunteer their time on a rotating schedule. Last year, more than three hundred households and small businesses made monetary donations in support of our mission. The Seekonk Post Office conducts a food drive in the spring, and the Boy Scouts conduct another food drive in the fall. The Boy Scouts also deliver groceries every week to Doorways clients who are housebound. The Girl Scouts conduct a variety of food drives throughout the year and conduct a massive toy drive at Christmas to service the young families on our client list. And more yet. The Seekonk Public Library has set up a public drop-off point for food donations. Local churches chip in with gifts of food and money, and each of the Seekonk schools collect canned goods to support the food pantry. The students of the South Coast Educational Collaborative collect donations from the field and deliver them to Doorways. Signature Printing has prepared the annual mailing for Doorways on a pro bono basis for many years. And the Newman Ave Stop & Shop has placed a donation bin at the exit to their store, soliciting donations for Doorways. We are humbled by the community support that we receive, and deeply grateful. “Working at Doorways has been an extraordinary experience for me. Our clients are warm and lovely people, and after a while you get to know them and care about them as individuals. As a volunteer, you really feel as if your efforts are worth something. All I know is, every time I work at Doorways, that is the best part of my day.” (quote from a Doorways volunteer) Doorways is located in the North School building off Route 152 and is open every Saturday from 8 to 10 am. New clients are reminded to pre-register with Seekonk Human Services, located inside Pleasant Street School. How can you help? Donations are needed year round. Food donations can be dropped off at the Seekonk Public Library. Monetary donations can be mailed to Doorways, Inc., PO Box 295, Seekonk MA 02771. And those interested in volunteering at Doorways can call (508) 761-6380 to find out more. Together, we have fed many and done much. And yet the need continues, and grows.
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Annual “Turkey Day” Football Face Off By Jim Chandley
It was bleak for the first six games, when Seekonk went 0-6 and averaged only six points per game. But last weekend, the Warriors went to visit Case, where they nearly doubled their offensive output for the season in one evening, scoring 33 points and running Case off their own field. Has the offense begun to click? Only time (and more games will tell). The change in both offenses is an exciting factor for fans that like to see scoring. It is highly likely that this game will contain more forward passes than any other meeting between the two schools in history. Of course, this does not ensure a high score. But the two teams are certainly more open to quick strike capabilities than they have ever been in their history. This Thanksgiving, home team Dighton-Rehoboth will look to increase their lead in the all-time series to 29-17-1. But recent circumstances have raised a new question; will we keep track of the record in this game much longer? This match-up has a long history of games with playoff implications (usually with the Warriors attempting to rain on a Falcon parade), but the circumstances surrounding this game may be significantly different beginning next season. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association recently passed a new two-year pilot program to test a new playoff format, beginning with next season. There will essentially be a seven game regular season in football, after which the playoff qualifying teams will be seeded for tournament play. There are no playoff games to be played on Thanksgiving; all teams will play their normal rivalry games. While these changes have been met largely with cheers rather than jeers, the one exception has been schools that are worried about their Thanksgiving rivalries. Some schools are upset because this system essentially renders Thanksgiving Day games meaningless. There have been complaints from schools like Wellesley and Needham that have historic rivalries that frequently factor in playoff positioning. The Seekonk/Dighton-Rehoboth is no 125-year-old piece of American history, but it has been going on for nearly half a century, and the game often has playoff implications. One wonders if this change will permanently change this rivalry game for the worse. Either way, these two teams will gather at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School at the end of this month, and we will all be watching. The Falcons may well be playing for the right to enter the meat grinder that is the current three games in ten days MIAA playoffs. Seekonk, we know, will only be playing for pride and a chance to spoil. Who will take the 48th meeting of these rivals? Mark your calendar, bundle up, and meet us in North Dighton to find out.
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Thank goodness for playoffs. Last Friday, the high schools with membership in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association voted 161-131 to approve a two-year pilot program that will include a playoff system for football teams throughout the Commonwealth. The new system will result in six divisions, each with a state champion. It is about time the current mess was fixed, for a myriad of reasons. When this season ends, (hopefully the last season ever under this mess of a postseason structure), there will be Jim Chandley 19 “superbowls” which end in 19 teams calling themselves “state champs.” Does this make sense to anyone? There are a ton of factors that make this stupid, which I am willing to cast aside. The fact that a group of roughly 300 schools needs 19 different groupings to determine “champions” is stupid. The fact that part of the reason for this confusion is an aversion to travel, when teams in larger states travel across distances the size of Massachusetts and larger for playoff games, is stupid. The fact that the politics of athletics has been perennially allowed to distract us from finding the best way to prove who is the best team (as it does at various levels of sport) is stupid. And in my opinion (sorry everybody) a tendency to cling to Thanksgiving rivalries at the expense of searching for a true champion, is at least overly parochial, if not stupid. But as I said, I’m not going to go into detail about these problems, because this isn’t a column about football. It is actually a column about this country. My problem is that in our most watched, and probably our most competitive, high school sport, we felt the need to have 19 “champions” out of 290 teams. Why do 6% of our teams need to be crowned the champions of the same sport? Is it because the politics of the MIAA is a god-awful mess that at times does more harm than good to sports? Perhaps. Is the reason that we are dead afraid of Seekonk having to travel to Westfield for a playoff game, a trip some of the same boys took at age 14 to play a Little League Baseball game? Undoubtedly so. Is it because the world
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November 2012 The Reporter us were back, playing for the same team, and we got bounced in the early rounds again. Turns out we weren’t as good as we thought. But this time, same ending to the season, same failure, we got a trophy that was remarkably similar to the ones given to the victors. I was not happy. I broke the damn thing that night. I reacted poorly to the idea that we got a trophy for failing. The problem is, kids are used to it now, and getting a trophy for participation is par for the course. This squashes the spirit of competition that made this country great. You can’t take that spirit out of everyone. There are still going to be Mike Mello’s (a 5’7” runningback at Dighton-Rehoboth, who keeps going to the point of attack, even when he’s getting thumped every time he reaches it) who won’t quit. There are still going to be Nate Robitaille’s (an excellent thrower for Seekonk Track & Field who works tirelessly at his craft, even in Summer and Fall when there is no competitive throwing) in the world. But the vast majority of these kids don’t mind the fact that they get a trophy for showing up. In fact, they’ve become accustomed to it, conditioned to expect praise for simply being a member of the team. I have witnessed this first hand covering high school sports basically since the day I stopped playing them. This season, I listened to a high school coach tell me that he was hoping for a few more players to jump into camp and compete for a position. He thought he might possibly have a four-man competition for one spot, and thus get the most qualified player at that position through comparison and attrition. A few years ago, I witnessed a backup quarterback walk out of practice and quit the team because he wasn’t convinced he was taking over after the starter sustained an injury. These aren’t problems for me because they hurt high school sports. If I were looking for the best high school football in the country, I’d move to Texas. If I needed to see the best high school hockey on the planet, I’d cover Charlestown, or some town in Canada for that matter. If high school baseball mattered more to me than life itself, I could move somewhere that allows kids to play outdoors 11 months out of the year. I don’t need the best high school sports in my backyard. What I need are the best futurecitizens in my country. I need these boys and girls to turn into men and women who will push me in the job market. I need them to be people who realize that whether it’s continuing their education, improving their economic situation, or determining through effort and study whom they should vote for, that showing up makes you one thing and one thing only: present.
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Our October meetings went well. Our October 9 Fuller Brush Party was well supported. Thank you Earl and Shirley Goff. The Open meeting Halloween Party on the 23rd was fun with lots of costumes games and prizes. We had witches, grim reaper, Indian, birthday beauty, Nun, football fan, and comfiest lady. Penny sale for the youth was well supported and refreshments enjoyed by all. November 13th we will honor our veterans. Also, Beth Lambert, ecological specialist - Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, is our speaker and will inform us about the Mill River cleanup and other projects in which we can be involved. We will also be collecting non perishable goods for the food bank. Sounds like a busy night. Hope lots of members will be able to attend. Program books are now available for our members. November 24th we will host Bay State Pomona for lunch at 12:00 noon and meeting at 1 P.M. We will learn more about natural decorations for Christmas. November 27th will be a time to reflect on where our grange will be going with detailed reports from the October 25th to 28th State Grange session. Now for some tips on what to do with our tomato blighted plants to prevent another bout of it next year from UMass Extension Landscape Message #21-2012 “the critical concern now is to prevent overwintering of live, infected tomato plant tissue.” “Growers and gardeners must pay special attention to cleaning out all residue and disposing of it where it will freeze hard or decompose completely. Late blight is generally less severe in greenhouses, but there definitely are some infected GH/HT crops- so the risk of overwintering is present. Be sure to clean out greenhouse tomatoes so there is no overwintering residue in a house that won’t freeze hard.” I had an easier fall as the blight cut down on our crop and I did not have enough to preserve, but the ones we were able to harvest made the most delicious tomato sandwiches. As with all of Life there is good and not so good on a daily basis. So remember friend’s fun and food at the grange and come to a meeting. Starts at 7 P.M.
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The Kiwanis of Greater Seekonk takes great pleasure in sponsoring student activities that promote community service. The Builders’ Club at the Hurely Middle School has two new advisors – Rebecca Kaufman Cordeiro and Hilary Farrow. They are meeting at 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. They are currently working on Trick or Treat for UNICEF collecting money to be used by the many programs to help children in the world. They are planning a collection for the Seekonk Animal Shelter this winter. And they are collecting “Pennies for Patients” in the spring. They will participating in many more community projects during the year and welcome all students to join to have fun while helping others. The Key Club at the Seekonk High School has new officers with Samantha Lamoureux, President. Their advisor is Deanna Marrinucci. Presently they are also collecting monies for UNICEF. They will be participating in Operation Christmas Child and collecting canned foods for the Ronald McDonald House. They will be cleaning the courtyard in the spring and preparing for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. They will also collect Pennies for Patients. Throughout the year they tutor at Martin School and Hurley Middle School, baby sit for parents’ school meetings, help at school dances, and volunteer at the library. They assist at Pumpkin Something, Save-a-Pet auction and Kiwanis Taste of the Town.
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Dates of Meetings and Activities (Meetings are Wed. unless listed) October SUCCESSES….. Lions Clam Boil for Charities, 33S Walk-A-Long, Family Fun Day @ the Cape Cod Canal for LIONS Eye Research– We delivered our $180 donation for Eye Research, a Twinning meeting with the Anawan Lions Club, Seekonk Hearthstone Lions and our District Governor David Barbour with his Leadership Team was held at the Hillside C.C. Donation was given to a needy family. Continued loaning medical equipment to Rehoboth folks in need of a wheelchair, walker or hospital bed. We also donated an iPad to the Rehoboth Ambulance to help with communication some children and adults. Notes: Lions Peace Poster Contest is going on at Beckwith School Lions Speech Contest will be going on for High School Students
November 7: LIONS Clam Boil @ 7 PM @ Seekonk Gun Club. See any Lion for tickets at $25 each. TWO Big Drawings this night! 12: Zone Meeting for Presidents and Secretaries with Zone Chairman Mike Salois. 14: Regular Lions Mtg. at The Anawan Club on Gorham Street at 7 PM. School Supt. Dr. Jennifer Wordell will be our guest and speaker. We will be voting on the Peace Poster at this meeting as well. 28: Board of Directors Mtg. @ 7 @ Ray’s 29: District 33S Meeting No Second meeting in November. December 9th: SENIOR DINNER AT HILLSIDE C.C.
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The Rehoboth Anawan Lions held its last meeting at the Hillside Country Club with a twinning meeting between the Rehoboth, Seekonk Lions and Seekonk Hearthstone clubs who joined us for the evening. Along with the group was our District Governor Dave Barbour who made the evening a special one with his official visitation to the clubs, along with him was his leadership group. It was a very informative meeting and the friendships that we have with the group was as expected. The DG had a podium
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In percussion music, a rudiment is one of the basic patterns used in rudimental drumming. These patterns of drum strokes can be combined in many ways to create music. A local Seekonk based drum corps, The Yankee Volunteers, is proud of their drum line of accomplished rudimental drummers. By utilizing the methods of the rudiments, the drumming of each individual is tight, which allows the drummer to perfect difficult rhythms and tunes. The Yankee Volunteers (YV) will soon begin accepting new drummers into their ranks with the start of their next season. While performing in such parades and events as the Bristol 4th of July Parade, Gaspee Days Parade, and several St. Patrick’s Day events, the drummers play 18th century style wooden, rope tension drums. These drums are hand made and are worn in the traditional style, slung over the left shoulder. Each season the YV highlights their season with an all expense paid concert tour. In the past years the group has performed in many locations including: Washington, DC, Disney World, Niagara, NY, Nantucket Island, MA and London, England. The year 2103 will bring with it a very special experience for the group. The Yankee Volunteers have been invited to perform at the famous national monument, Mt. Rushmore, in SD. The tour will include stops along the way in a very special trip. Anyone interested in honing their drumming skills or learning from the ground up, please don’t hesitate to call for more information about the group. (508) 558-9301 or (508) 336-8869.
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Friends of Jacob Roy Event
Mother Nature cooperated beautifully providing a perfect fall day for The Friends of Jacob Roy who held a fundraiser for the Roy Family of Rehoboth, MA at Francis Farm on Sunday October 21st. Organizers Debbie Shepherd of Kingston, MA and Beckie Anderson of Fall River, MA orchestrated a huge raffle, silent auction, bake sale, tractor pulls, and a touch a truck event, along with kids’ games and activities including a hay ride in an extremely successful effort to raise money for the family of 10 year old Jacob Roy who is being treated for leukemia. Jacob’s treatments are expected to continue for about two more years. His mom Holly has said that throughout all of his treatments Jacob has been a trooper. “He is my hero.” she says. Organizers invited members of the New England Antique Tractor & Truck Association to help conduct the Farm and Garden Tractor pulls while the rest of the community pulled together to raise over $6,500 to help the Roy family. Parents Dan & Holly along with Jacob’s older brother Cody, and of course Jacob himself, are all feeling the effects of this terrible disease. Holly and Dan say that the overwhelming support of the community has helped them to better cope with the ups and downs of having a sick child. “We are honored and blessed to be surrounded by such a great community, friends (new & old) and family! Please know how much our family appreciates the support.” The organizers and the Roy Family would like to thank Ken Foley and the Foley family for donating the use of their beautiful facility, Francis Farm. Donations to the Friends of Jacob Roy Fund are still being accepted and can be mailed to S. Bank, 105 Washington St., Weymouth, MA 02188. A list of the raffle contributors will be posted on the NEATTA Facebook page for all to share.
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“It’s Your Business, Rehoboth!” Museum Talk on Ice Harvesting Nov. 29
by Leslie Patterson Before there were refrigerators, people had to rely on ice cut from frozen ponds and lakes in the winter to keep food from spoiling. If you have ever wondered about ice harvesting in Massachusetts in the old days, we have just the event for you at the Carpenter Museum. Jane Hennedy, Director of Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, will be our special guest speaker on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 pm. She will talk about ice harvesting in Taunton and Rehoboth in bygone days and answer your questions on the subject. Many of us remember our grandparents or great-grandparents talking about the icebox. In fact, for many years after their introduction, refrigerators were often called iceboxes. Before modern home refrigerators were common, the iceman brought a big block of ice to the icebox in your kitchen on a regular schedule. This ice was held in a box at the top and the colder air circulated below, where the food was kept. In most iceboxes, the block of ice slowly melted into the drip pan below, which had to be emptied frequently. Where did this ice come from? Was it harvested from around here? How did they cut up blocks of ice on New England ponds in January and February? These are some of the questions Jane Hennedy will answer at the museum talk. Using ice to cool and preserve food goes back to prehistoric times. In many cultures, for many centuries, ice and snow were stored in caves or pits lined with straw. By the 19th century, ice harvesting was a big business in New England. Frederic Tudor of Boston was known as the “Ice King” and his firm made a fortune harvesting ice from various ponds in eastern Massachusetts. He also worked on developing better products to insulate the ice when shipping it long distances, especially to the tropics. (Frederic Tudor was also the great-grandfather of well-loved illustrator Tasha Tudor.) Ice harvesting in New England went on for a surprisingly long time after refrigerators became common, up into the 1940s in some areas. Home refrigerators first came on the market about 100 years ago, though it took quite a few years, at least until the 1930s, before they became a kitchen fixture in the average home.
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Tom Charnecki, president of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, said that years ago he talked to local people like Joan Bennett and Annie Goff, who remembered the days of ice harvesting in Rehoboth. The barn on the property belonging to Tom and his wife Betsy at 157 Perryville Road was partly an icehouse, Tom said. Although there was a house on this property by 1815, the current house dates from the 1840s and has undergone many renovations over the years. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Cromwell Goff Farm. The barn on the Perryville property includes a double wall where sawdust could be used for insulation of the stored ice. The south end of the barn was a garage-like space and the north end of the barn served as a hayloft and icehouse. Since there was also a sawmill at this location in the old days, there was plenty of sawdust. Tom said they also used hay between layers of ice and there was an opening in the hayloft so they could toss down hay from above. In “In Old Rehoboth, Book I,” Mildred E. (Bliss) Waite wrote this recollection of Perryville: “Another necessity for the dairy farmers which Perryville Pond could furnish was ice. In the winter when the ice had become between 6 to 10 inches thick, it was cut into blocks and sorted in ice houses. The farmers worked together on this task for it took many men and was a cold, hard job. The ice was marked and sawed into ice cakes. Then it was loaded into wagons or sleds and carted to the ice house. Here, more men packed it away in layers in the ice house and covered the top with saw dust from the mill.”
November 2012 The Reporter We hope you will join us on November 29 to learn more about this important part of New England history. Jane Hennedy’s talk at the museum is free and open to all. And we will celebrate modern refrigeration with ice cream sundaes at the end of the talk! For more information, call the Carpenter Museum at 508-252-3031.
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Harvesting Ice in Rehoboth Imagine a time before refrigerators and freezers, when men cut frozen blocks of ice from ponds and lakes for iceboxes. Learn about local ice harvesting at the Carpenter Museum on Thursday, November 29, 7pm. For more details contact the museum: 508252-3031, carpentermuseum.org, firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo from the Carpenter Museum’s Annawan Historical Society Collection)
What a Great Time we all had at the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction!
Despite rainy weather, the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Friday, September 28 was successful on many counts. It was very profitable, netting about $1000 more than last year, it was a great “community” event where we saw new faces and gained new members, and it was fun for the volunteers as well as the participants. Thanks to all of the volunteers, including Becky Webster, Ted Ballard, Dan Santos, Laura Napolitano, Leslie Patterson, Heather Handegard, Michelle Drummey, Cindy Rourke, Libby Armstrong, Rachel Smith, John Haynes, Mike Downey, Scott and Phil Spencer….and especially Marie Sweeney, who managed the kitchen and Lende McMullen, our “super-organizer.”
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A Visit to Wilbor House in Little Compton
A small group from the Carpenter Museum got a behind-thescenes look at the historic Wilbor House Museum in Little Compton, RI, in October. Wilbor House Managing Director Marjory O’Toole talked to Barbara Spencer, Laura Napolitano, Lende McMullen and Leslie Patterson about the goals, programs, and publications of the Little Compton Historical Society. We also got a look at current exhibits at this historic Rhode Island site and especially enjoyed viewing the historic clothing on display in the 18th century barn and the old carriages in the 19th century barn. Also on the property is a circa 1725 schoolhouse. Wilbor House dates back to 1690 and now serves as a farmhouse museum with 11 rooms depicting 17th, 18th and 19th century life in Little Compton. Some of the things we learned at Wilbor House include the fact that the family name back in England was Wildbore. Also, the first Wilbor family members to live in this house around 300 years ago raised a dozen children, all of them living into adulthood. That must be some kind of record in those early days of high infant mortality. There’s lots more New England history to learn at this museum. They encourage visitors to “explore 300 years of history in a single afternoon!”
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Ghosts at the Museum?
Visitors will sometimes ask us, “How can you work at the Museum after dark? Isn’t it scary?” In truth, we had never heard or seen any indications that we have other-world inhabitants until early this September. After hours, when we walked through our darkened Colonial Kitchen or Victorian Parlor we were sometimes stopped short by what appeared to be apparitions. But, phew…the figures were just our two “headless” mannequins set up by summer intern Michelle Drummey. The one in the Kitchen wears a white 18th-century chemise and the other in the Parlor displays a bright purple c.1900 dress. That easy explanation quelled our nerves until an incident happened a few weeks ago. We were sitting in the office, and the Peregrine White clock in the Colonial Kitchen, which is not kept wound, started to chime, for just a few moments, and stopped. It hasn’t made a sound since. Soooo…ghosts at the museum? We may never know.
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Winter Hours at the Carpenter Museum
Planning to visit the Museum this fall? We will be open on Sundays from 2 to 4pm through November 18th. We will again open on Sundays in March. Note that our staff and volunteers will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the winter. Please call 508-252-3031 if you have questions or would like to arrange a tour.
Horror Stories Grounded in Rehoboth
H.P. Lovecraft, famous author of scary tales, spent many a night in Rehoboth woods with his friends. by Lende McMullen
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), born in Providence, became an author of the horror tale and had a knack for melding fantasy with reality. His writings are easily compared with 19th century author and poet Edgar Allen Poe, who also lived in Providence, and with the more contemporary author Stephen King. As a young man living in Providence, Lovecraft took many excursions to Rehoboth with his friends. The rural setting provided a perfect backdrop for Lovecraft’s tales of horror. The unbridled and seemingly deserted open fields led the young men hiking further to the more secluded woods where they inevitably stayed and camped for the night. You can imagine the tales erupting around the campfire, testing each others’ wits and stamina for the threat of horror. Night noises in such rural surroundings were sure to evoke a terror captured by their dozing then startled minds. Tales of enchanted hills and woods, roads and meadows, and the “Old Great Ones” who lived long ago were good fodder for the imagination. His notice of a farm or two while roaming the countryside provided Lovecraft with a setting and characters believable to his listeners. One such excursion led Lovecraft and his friends to Great Meadow Hill, north of route 44 off of Fairview Avenue. It was once an observation point for the Minute Men during the Revolutionary War. Lovecraft and his friends must have been able to see the open and outstretched freshly cut land nearly to the horizon. This setting not only provided the gang with a distraction away from the city life they knew so well, but more importantly, provided them with a new setting to procure and share their talents. On Great Meadow Hill, they found an abandoned wood cutter’s cabin, which they easily converted into a clubhouse for themselves.
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Then... and Now Be a Rehoboth History Detective!
By Heather Handegard, Carpenter Museum Researcher Here was last month’s challenge: First known as Half-Way House, and later as the Lewis Tavern, this establishment in 1793 served as a toll station on the TauntonProvidence turnpike. It was demolished on February 1, 1971 and a new business was built on the same site. Can you guess the name of the business that is on this site today?
And the answer is…
The Anawan Inn, located on the corner of Rtes. 44 and 118, is today the site of the Gulf Station (formerly the Mobil Station). To find out more about the Anawan Inn, we contacted Linda Greaves at the Rehoboth Town Assessor’s Office. Her late motherin-law, Margaret Walsh Greaves, and Margaret’s five siblings (Tom, John, Ginny, Alice and Madeline) all lived in the inn when they were growing up. Linda says that Margaret’s uncle John Hennessey owned the Anawan Inn. They used to keep their horses behind where the Dunkin’ Donuts is now. According to the Assessors Office records, William and Bertha Ingham bought the Inn in September 1963. The Ingham’s used the Inn for their private home until they sold it to Mobil Oil in 1970.
Mr. and Mrs. Earle W. Scott, Jr. of Seekonk tried to mount an effort to restore it, but they were told that it had been stripped of historical architectural features, such as mantel pieces and wood trim, and was too fragile to move. The Anawan Inn was demolished on February 1, 1971. Thank you to all who emailed us with the correct answer. The winner of this month’s contest is: Steve Matthewson. He will win a year’s family membership to the Carpenter Museum, a copy of Rehoboth Through the Years and the new “Rehoboth Historic Cemetery Map.”
The Anawan Inn Being Demolished on Feb.1, 1971.
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This family run business was built in the early 1800s. By 1892 there were two separate water powered services on this site: a grist mill and a turning mill. Many farmers brought their corn here to be ground into meal for feed for their livestock. In addition there were goods for sale such as tool handles and rolling pins. This was also a popular place for ice harvesting. So many activities were going on! Do you know where this business was located? If you would like to guess the answer, send it to the Carpenter Museum at email@example.com or P.O. Box 2, 4 Locust Ave., Rehoboth, MA 02769. Or stop by the museum on Sundays from 2 to 4pm. A winner will be drawn from all entries, and that person will receive a prize. Winners will be announced in the Reporter in December, along with a photo of the correct location and more details.
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Richard Fairbanks, longtime music teacher and former director of the first East Providence Community Chorus, will take the stage to conduct the music of “The Song of Galilee” during the two holiday concerts to be performed by the Chorus of East Providence in December. The 90-member chorus is directed by Beth Armstrong, with Victoria Lambrozo serving as accompanist.
Performances of “Holiday Magic” are set for Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3:00 p.m. at Seekonk High School, 261 Arcade Ave., Seekonk, Mass. Also appearing as a guest soprano soloist will be Courtney Contente, a freshman at Rhode Island College and winner this year of a COEP scholarship. Tickets are priced at $15 for general admission and $12 for senior citizens. Priority seating is available for $20. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, visit the COEP website at www.chorusofep.org. For additional info: Sandra Medeiros (401) 486-5443.
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Bishop Feehan High School senior Andrea Luongo (Rehoboth) was named this year’s recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award. These awards are given to outstanding high school seniors for their contributions to their communities and schools. Luongo was chosen for this award by demonstrating qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Luongo is an honor student and involved in Feehan’s Student Council, Peer Ministry, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Soccer and Track. Her service to the community includes serving as lector and altar server at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, and extensive volunteerism at Woman & Infants Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Rehoboth Student Cast In A Christmas Carol
Trinity Rep’s 36th Annual Production Runs November 10-December 29 Providence, RI: 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. Performances begin on November 10th and run through December 29th in the Chace Theater. Trinity Rep is celebrating its 36th year of presenting this beloved New England holiday tradition under the direction of Tyler Dobrowsky. This year’s production once again features two companies of child actors, featuring Rehoboth student Liam Clany, 11, of Beckwith Middle School as Turkey Boy. Resident acting company favorite Timothy Crowe 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 www.trinityrep. com, or in person at the Theater’s Box office. Trinity Rep’s A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi’s Furniture along with supporting sponsor Amica Insurance and media partner B101.5 FM. Trinity Rep’s 49th season is sponsored by NBC 10, with supporting sponsors Cox Media, Rhode Island Monthly, and RISCA. Feel free to contact Rebecca Noon at 401-521-1100 ext. 268 or by email at rnoon@ trinityrep.com to arrange an interview with your local A Christmas Carol kid! Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com.
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Events & Activities Rehoboth Contra Dance Friday, November 9, 8 p.m.
There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller Steve Zakon-Anderson. Music will be performed by Rodney Miller and Gordon Peery. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks.com/rehoboth.html.
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On Saturday, November 10, the Arts in the Village Concert Series welcomes back the acclaimed Chiara String Quartet. The program for the evening will include Antonin Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet, which Dvorak wrote in 1893 during a trip to the United States. Also on the program are works by two award-winning New England-born composers: Nico Muhly, who grew up in Providence, and Jefferson Friedman, who hails from Swampscutt, MA. Both composers are graduates of The Juilliard School, and their pieces being performed were written especially for the Chiara. Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire, as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the members of the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) have captivated audiences throughout the country. The Chiara’s recent honors include a Grammy Award nomination in 2011 and the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming for the 2010-2011 season. Past awards include a top prize at the Paolo Borciani International Competition, winning the Astral Artistic Services National Audition, and winning First Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Awarded the Guarneri Quartet Residency Award for artistic excellence by Chamber Music America, the Chiara Quartet has also been the recipient of grants from Meet The Composer, The Aaron Copland Foundation, and the Amphion Foundation. The Chiara Quartet has performed regularly in major concert halls across the country, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Gallery in Washington, DC. They were also one of the first string quartets to perform in alternative venues for chamber music, such as the Galapagos Art Space in New York, the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and the Hideout in Chicago, among others. Recent highlights of the Chiara Quartet’s international performances include extensive tours of China, Korea, and Sweden, as well as performances in Rome, Montreal, and Munich. The Chiara Quartet are in their fifth year as the Blodgett Artists-inResidence at Harvard University and have been Artists-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2005. In the summer, they are in residence at Greenwood Music Camp as well as the
November 2012 The Reporter University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Chamber Music Institute. The Chiara trained and taught at The Juilliard School, mentoring for two years from 2003-2005 with the Juilliard Quartet as recipients of the Lisa Arnhold Quartet Residency. This concert will take place on Saturday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $6 for students and children. First-come, first-seated. Cash and checks only. For information, please call 508-252-5718.
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*FREE* On Sunday evening, November 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in 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 11 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 6 p.m. For information, contact Suzanne Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-6695656. http://www.contradancelinks.com/jammers.html
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The Rehoboth Garden Club will meet on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Carpenter Museum. The Program will be Making Boxwood Christmas Trees presented by Pat Knowles who is a long-time member of the Garden Club. The Hostess will be Marjorie Johnston assisted by Susan Asp, Maria Cushman and Marj DeAngelis. For more information on membership or to attend as a guest, call Laura Ferlazzo at 508 252 4641.
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YOGA FUNDRAISER FOR Jacob Roy and Family
Donation based class - All proceeds of the day go to Jacob and his family for continued support.
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10am-12:30pm
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(Doors open at 9:45 a.m. for arrival we begin at 10 a.m.) HOSTED BY: Owner Yogini Karendayal and Pam Gaboury (their family friend +yoga teacher) WHO CAN ATTEND: You! Open to all - easy follow along experience Please join us on this morning to come together and enjoy this community based class in honor of Jacob’s bright spirit and strength and to help continue to support his journey. With group community consciousness, may we be able to hold a high vibrational, positive force of healing energy created through yoga, creative movement meditations and prayer. May this day serve for continued healing and health support for Jacob and his family for his mind body and spirit. Look forward to having your energy with us for this intention on this special day. Bright Blessings, Thank You - Yogini Karendayal If you cannot make this event but are moved to send a donation for Jacob and his family, please use: Jacob Roy Fund @ Webster Bank Seekonk.
Jacob’s Story from The Roy Family
June 7th changed our lives forever in a single instant. Our son, Jacob, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on this day. Never in our wildest nightmare did we ever think we would hear the words, “your son has cancer”. Just the night before his
November 2012 The Reporter diagnosis our smart, kind, athletic, and seemingly healthy boy was pitching & catching for his team in a winning game of baseball. In the weeks leading up to this Jacob had been having body/joint aches, seemed a little more tired than usual (both of which I struck up to his really busy schedule), and that morning I had noticed some “weird” little spots on his skin. I figured he had Lyme Disease. We went to his pediatrician’s office where they drew some labs. Within 20 minutes every parent’s worst fear came true. He was immediately admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the very next day Jacob began the Induction Stage of treatment. The first stage of treatment kept him as an inpatient at Hasbro for the months of June, July and some of August. This was how he spent his summer vacation. This course of treatment included chemotherapy and high doses of steroids (all of which he will continue to receive over the next 2 years). These treatments wreak havoc on our beautiful boys body. Due to these treatments he has since needed 6 blood transfusions (that’s a total of 12 pints of blood) and 2 plasma transfusions. He will continue to need more in the future as the chemo takes a toll on his cells. His strength amazed us then, and continues to amaze us every day. Jacob takes all of his treatments in stride. Never complains, even on his worst day. His strength and positive attitude are truly an inspiration.
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Memorial Baptist Church Praise Team will be having a benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 17th, to benefit the Doorways Food Pantry. Looking for non-perishable food items & monetary donations for Doorways. While at the concert, there will be a sign up sheet for the blood drive on Monday November 19th. Memorial Baptist Church is located at 340 Central Ave Seekonk, MA. Please call the church at 508-761-5142 for any questions.
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Rehoboth Contra Dance Friday, November 23, 8 p.m.
Amy Larkin and Debby Knight perform at the Thanksgiving weekend contra dance in Rehoboth on November 23
There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, November 23, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. Before the dance, an introductory workshop will be held at 7:30 p.m. All dances will be taught by caller Lisa Greenleaf. Music will be performed by Free Association, with Amy Larkin, Carol Bittenson, and Debby Knight. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks. com/rehoboth.html.
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D-R Class of 1992 20 year Reunion
The Dighton-Rehoboth Class o f 1992 is celebrating their 20 Year Class Reunion! This evening of fun will be held at Francis Farm in Rehoboth on Saturday November 24th, 7 p.m. -12 a.m. Cost of the ticket is $35 per person and includes food, DJ, karaoke and a photo booth! If interested, please email Wendy Baker-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. There has been a great response so far, you won’t want to miss this fun night!
Dighton-Rehoboth Class of 2002 Reunion!
Tickets are now on sale for the DR Class of 2002’s Ten Year Reunion on Saturday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the 1149 Restaurant in Seekonk, MA. All alumni of the class are invited with a guest. Purchase tickets at: http://drfalcons2002.eventbrite.com Questions? E-mail us at DRClassof2002@yahoo.com.”
American Legion Post 311 “Chip & Dip Toy Drive” November 25th, Noon to 5 P.M.
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Rehoboth Contra Dance Friday, November 30, 8 p.m.
There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller Nils Fredland. Music will be performed by the Canadian contra dance band Crowfoot, with Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome, and Nicholas Williams. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks.com/rehoboth.html.
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The next Rehoboth PTSA Meeting will be held on 11/7 at 7p at Palmer River Elementary School. At this meeting we will vote in new school council members, please join us if you are interested. Our Membership drive is on going, check our website for registration information at www.rehobothptsa.org. All committee chairs are encouraged to attend our next meeting to share updates of upcoming events. PEG grant applications have been distributed to all teachers at both Palmer River Elementary and Beckwith Middle Schools, we hope to bring more items of technology and other academic tools to supplement learning in our classrooms. Please continue to cut and turn in Box Tops to our schools, we will run this program throughout the school year.
11/7 PTSA Meeting at 7p 11/14 Cristoline Fundraiser pick up at Beckwith Middle School 3-8p 11/14 School picture retakes for Palmer River 12/1 Holiday Shop at Beckwith Middle School
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On Saturday October 13, Student Government members held their annually run event, the D-R Remembrance Walk. The walk was put in place in order to remember the lives of students who passed away while attending the D-R, by walking down the surrounding streets of the high school in their honor. This year, under the direction of Student Body President Raquel Perez, the decision was made to bring back the scholarship fund that went along with the walk, which had been taken away last year. In order to do this, students were asked to find people willing to sponsor them for the walk with monetary donations. The donations collected would then be converted into scholarship money for a senior involved in CSF this Spring. The goal amount that Student Government wanted to raise was $500.00, but with the help of students involved and the D-R community, $750.00 was raised. Student Government would like to thank the students who participated, as well as the sponsors whose generous donations are much appreciated. The scholarship will be awarded to a D-R senior involved in CSF in the Spring, any student interested should see the guidance center for more details. Most importantly, we would like to remember the students whose memory still lives on today: Paul Lewis, Luke Williams, Steven Waterman, Steven Curry, Richard McManus, Shawn Moody, Michael Chappel, Peter Kelly, Robert Swallow, Chris Benoit, Michelle Elliot, Gregory Allan, Wendy Gordineer Ed Grota, Susan Fortes, Ryan Stapleton, Judith Shaw, David Wilson, Kevin Gaudreau, Rondi Graves, James Cornell, William Silvia, Earl LaFleur, Conrad Kindberg, Gary Fleck Sheila Knorr, Tommy Abruzzi, April Woods, John Connors Erin Danis, Tyler Almquist.
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Parents and students are invited to attend the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority’s (MEFA) free comprehensive presentation on college financing. The seminar will be hosted by Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School on Wednesday, December 5th, at 6:00 PM. A MEFA representative will discuss the financial aid process and teach parents how to apply for financial aid, compare financial aid award letters, and seek available financing options. Families will receive a seminar booklet which serves as a year-round resource. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.
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Vendors and Crafters needed on December 8th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School’s 2nd Annual Vendor Craft Fair to benefit SkillsUSA! The cost is $35 per table and we ask that you donate an item that will be placed in a gift basket to be raffled at the event. Proceeds will help defray the cost per student for registration, transportation, and lodging at upcoming SkillsUSA events. Call or email Colleen Hall at (508) 252-5030 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
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Dates to Remember
Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Nov. 2 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 7 Nov. 8-15 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov 21-23 Nov. 27 Nov. 28
School Committee 7:00 p.m. Lip Sync Contest Picture Re-take Day Spelling Meet in Swansea No School –Teacher Workshop School Council Meeting PTSA Meeting Beckwith canned food drive No School – Veterans Day School Committee Meeting Term 1 Report Cards Issued No School Thanksgiving Recess Parent/Teacher Conferences Early Release – Parent/ Teacher Conferences
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Please check our website periodically for the latest information and memos. www. drregional.org and follow the Beckwith links.
On October 12 our SIMS students were fortunate enough to have Lt. Randy of the Rehoboth Fire Department come and visit us. We are studying Fire Safety and Lt. Randy showed us how to crawl on the ground, under the smoke, to the fireman. He also showed us how to follow the fireman out of the room. We also were able to try on the important safety gear that fireman wear.
Cathy Mondor, RN, BSN, NCSN
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As per the Department of Public Health’s regulations, vision and hearing screenings will be done for Grades 5 and 7. BMI (body mass index) will be done for Grades 7 only. Postural (check for scoliosis) screenings will be done for all grades. If you DO NOT wish your child to participate in any of the screenings, a note from the student’s pediatrician will need to be sent in with results of these screenings having been performed by the pediatrician. Please send this in as soon as possible.
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This year Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 27 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Conferences will also be held on November 28 from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. More information regarding sign-up for conferences will be coming soon. Report cards will be issued November 14.
Spelling Team 2012-2013
We are very excited to announce our spelling team roster: Alexis Braz, Cassidy Vincent, Colin Bushell, Jarett Cordeiro, Julianna Springs, Kaylee Weddell, Austin Caruthers, Bridget Roy, Emily Greenberg, Kirsten Chambers, Colette Watson, Allison Ainley, Hannah Philip. Our alternates are John-Paul Landry, Emma O’Connell, Nicole Evans, Courtney Cross, and Cassidy Burke. This year’s spelling team will compete in the Massasoit League’s fall meet on Friday, November 2, at Swansea’s Case Middle School. The team is studying a huge list of 350 challenging words for the meet, and is practicing almost every day after school. This is one of the strongest teams we have had, with many eighth grade veterans, and so we hope to make our school proud at the meet as we vie for a top place again this year.
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 8 through November 15th. Students are encouraged to bring in canned food (no bottles please), supermarket gift cards, and cash donations or checks payable to Rehoboth Food Pantry.
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In February 2012, Massachusetts was granted a waiver from certain NCLB requirements; with a goal of narrowing proficiency gaps in half by the end of the 2016-2017 school year, we willFELD now utilize aENTERTAINMENT progress and performance index to determine our clasTT210895 sification. In a classification of Levels 1-5, (level 1 being the highest performing), Palmer o.: ElementaryRI was classified as a Level 1 school. In 2011-2012, many students Providence, Ad more Size: 5.875” X 10” ement City:River demonstrated proficiency in the areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts. We are Section: ENTERTAINMENT pleased to say that our students also demonstrated an increase in the number of students on Date(s):that scored in the advanced categories in the area of mathematics. It is important to remember that MCAS serves as only one measure of our students learning. However, it is The best way for children to become exciting to see our students acknowledged for their growth and efforts. We will continue better readers is to practice, practice, practice! In order for children to be able to truly practice their reading skills, they need to be reading a book that is at their level. If a book is too easy for them, they will not build the skills they need to become stronger readers. That is, they won’t practice their decoding skills, they won’t be exposed to new vocabulary, and they won’t use their higher level thinking skills. These are key areas in literacy. If a book is too hard for them, they may get frustrated and possibly get turned off to reading. Also, they will spend either too much time decoding difficult words, or they will skip over words they don’t know. This will negatively affect their comprehension. When a child reads a book that is just right for them, they are able to practice their decoding skills, discover meanings of new words through context, and practice their reading skills and strategies. They also will experience a feeling of success and hopefully be encouraged to read more. One way to choose a “Just Right Book” is to ask the child’s teacher what level they are reading at independently in school. You can find the levels of many books on the following websites: http://www.scholastic. com/bookwizard/ https://leveledbooks.beaverton.k12. or.us/ http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/ index.html
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Library News From Mrs. Cohen:
Over the past few weeks, students have been getting to know the library. In Kindergarten, each week we have been adding a new section for the children to select books from; we will continue this until they have explored the whole library. Our first-grade students are beginning to learn about the Dewey Decimal System - the number “addresses” that tell us where books are located. In the second through third grades, we have read about and discussed the general Dewey categories. Now we are beginning to go through the library to see exactly where each section is located and to practice finding a book when we know its call number. All of these lessons will help the students become more independent in the library, so they can find what they are looking for and have even more time to read!
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Did you know that the daily-recommended physical activity for children is at least 60 minutes per day, everyday? According to recent studies, as many as 30% of children are considered obese in the state of Massachusetts. Your child is currently participating in one forty-minute lesson of Physical Education per week. My goal is to introduce various physical activities that will promote lifelong movement. I have also included some useful links on my website that can help families come up with some ideas for activity and healthy tips. Please view my website and feel free to email me with any questions. Also, see this month’s survey question below. The data received will be shared in the next newsletter.
Find That Recorder! Tips from Ms. Arruda:
This month, our fourth grade students will be starting to play the recorder! We will be using the “Recorder Karate” method, in which students will earn small, colored belts to tie on to their recorder for each song they learn to play - from white right up to black. Please encourage your child to practice at home. Here are some tips to help guide home practice: 1. Completely cover the holes with fingertips, so no air escapes. Leaks cause squeaks! 2. The left hand is always placed above the right hand on the recorder. 3. Blow gently with warm air. Think of fogging up a window, not blowing out birthday candles. 4. Check the music website for copies of songs, and links to recordings of songs and a fingering chart Caring for the recorder The recorder should be periodically cleaned out to help produce optimum sound. It can be rinsed inside and out with warm water, then left out to air-dry. Plastic recorders can also be washed in the dishwasher (top shelf) once in a while.
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The art room has been very busy this month preparing for the Dighton Arts Festival. We have been drawing and painting pumpkins, creating scarecrow landscapes, and building Dia de los Muertos skeletons to go along with the Fall theme. Notices will be going home with students whose work was selected, but the festival is a day full of art and fun, and all are welcome to attend. Fine artists and artisans will exhibit, demonstrate their art, and offer their work for sale. Paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, wood carvings, photography, and mosaics are among the many offerings expected Commercial & Residential at this year’s event. It will be held on Sunday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses, 1522 Site Development Williams Street, Dighton. Hope to see you there!
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Savings Makes Cents in Grade 3
Bristol County Savings Bank would once again like to welcome any and all 3rd graders from the Palmer River Elementary School to take part in our Savings Makes Cents Program sponsored by Steven Grossman, Treasurer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bristol County Savings Bank is proud to say that it has been providing this financial literacy program to the students of Palmer River Elementary School since 1997 by helping the students open their first passbook savings accounts. Bristol County Savings Bank is pleased to welcome our newest customers, the students of Palmer River Elementary School, to our banking family by giving each student $5 as their opening deposit! Twice a month, coordinator Tracy Rose, travels to Palmer River Elementary School to conduct “SMC Banking days” with the students. Together they add up their coins & currency, complete deposit tickets, and collect deposit transactions. The program “kicked off” on Wednesday, October 17th but it is NEVER too late to join. If you have any questions or need forms to register then please see the staff in the office at Palmer River Elementary School or contact Ms. Rose directly.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the hardworking and generous volunteers that have helped to move our school forward each day. There have been many “room moms” diligently preparing for classroom festivities and fieldtrips. Many more volunteers
November 2012 volunteer each week to help with classroom tasks, copy support, and the preparation of lost of materials. Some of our retired teachers also volunteer their time to assist in learning activities. Our “copy goddesses”, (you know who you are), have continued to grace our schools by seamlessly preparing a magnitude of materials for teachers and the office. Their support enables us to focus more time on learning and teaching. Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the wonderful force who have come forward to help us at our lunches and recesses. While you may think it light work, there are many busy little people to supervise and even more milk and yogurts to open. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed! For any who have an interest in volunteering, and have missed our volunteer orientation, please feel free to come in and submit a Cori/Sori form and we will be happy to enlist your support.
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East Providence, RI - The Bay View Academy varsity and second varsity crew teams kicked the season off with success at the Textile River Regatta in Lowell, MA on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Of the 45 crews competing in the High School Women’s Junior Eight (crews of eight, under age 19), Bay View took the fourth (varsity) and eighth (second varsity) finishes. Varsity stroke, Juliette Risica of Providence, RI, summed up the race as “an amazing job of putting on that extra ‘umph’ when we were gaining and then passing boats. As we were coming through the bridge that
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Bay View Academy First Varsity Crew Finishes 22nd Out Of 85 at the Head of The Charles Regatta
East Providence, RI - Bay View Academy successfully competed in the 48th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on October 21st. This year’s competition was fierce, with crews from across the United States and Canada. Even so, Bay View Academy’s First Varsity had a strong finish on the 3-mile course, taking 22nd out of 85, with a time of 19:11.78. Senior Coxswain, Chiara Ponko, urged the crew to keep up their pace and steered their path through congested waterways, while coach Albin Moser peddled his bike along the shoreline, keeping watch. Of the race Chiara says, “Overall the girls did a fantastic job today! We finished 1 second behind Hingham and .6 seconds behind CRI, two huge rowing programs in New England. The girls rowed like true WOMEN today and never gave up. Our 22nd finish result shows it. What a great day for Bay View Crew!” Bay View’s high placing finish secures the Academy’s Crew entrance to next year’s Head of the Charles--no small prize as, according to the Regatta website, www.hocr.org, they get far more applications every year than they can accept. Since its beginning in 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta has drawn hundreds of thousands of rowers to the Charles River in Boston. Bay View’s guaranteed entrance to next year’s competition is the legacy that the senior rowers give to their underclass teammates. The Bay View Rowing Program will finish up their fall season at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga, New York on Sunday, October 28th. Bay View Varsity 8 Crew from our area: Stroke-Emily Hodess, Senior; Rehoboth, MA
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East Providence, RI - Bay View Academy celebrated its first ever Friends of Mercy commitment ceremony this past September. Twenty-two fourth and fifth graders from Bay View Academy along with students from Our Lady of Mercy School (East Greenwich) and Mercymount Country Day School (Cumberland), came together to make their formal commitment as Friends of Mercy in the Bay View Academy Chapel. The students were accompanied by their families and, following the chapel service, celebrated with a reception on campus. Principals from all three schools attended the ceremony; Sister Jean Barry (Our Lady of Mercy); Sister Martha Mulligan (Mercymount) and Mrs. Cynthia Lorincz (Bay View). Also present were representatives from the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community. Bay View Academy, Mercymount Country Day School and Our Lady of Mercy School are all affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy, and have long been at least partially staffed by the Sisters themselves and by Mercy Associates. The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious, vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education, with a special concern for women and children. A Mercy Associate is a person who, while maintaining a separate and individual lifestyle, has made a covenant with the Sisters of Mercy to carry out their mission. The Friends of Mercy program aims to enhance the awareness of the Mercy tradition among its members and to promote personal and spiritual development in order to lead the students towards the service of others. The students who committed themselves to be Friends of Mercy this past September are the first from Bay View, Mercymount and Our Lady of Mercy. They began the program this
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East Providence, RI – Bay View Academy’s Catherine McAuley Chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) welcomed 54 Bay View seniors into membership last night. The ceremony took place at 7:00 PM in the McAuley Hall Chapel on campus. The NEHS recognizes the academic accomplishments of high school students and promotes their continuing interest in the English language arts. To qualify for the honor of joining Bay View Academy’s Catherine McAuley Chapter, seniors must maintain an A- average (B+ for Advanced Placement courses) in English during their sophomore and junior years and have no grade lower than a C in any other subject. The NEHS is the only high school honor society exclusively for students of English. The society’s intent is to build a national community of academic achievers and provide cultural stimulation in the high school environment. Students selected for the Catherine McAuley Chapter will plan, organize, and participate in various activities throughout the year including Shakespeare Week and Women’s History Month. They will also act as Peer Tutors in the Bay View Academy Angell Writing Center. List of Bay View Academy National English Honor Society Members from our area, Catherine McAuley Chapter Emily Hodess Rehoboth MA Madeline Tremont Rehoboth MA Kaiyi (Chloe) Xu Rehoboth MA Emily Petrie Seekonk MA Emma Smith Seekonk MA
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Andrew Laboulier and Noah Kowal will represent the Falcons in the individual Division State Tournament. The team, however, came up just short of a spot in the State Tournament. In a clash of 10 schools at Dennis Highlands Country Club last month, DightonRehoboth finished just three shots away from a trip to the State Tournament.
Dighton-Rehoboth cross-country (both boys and girls) took 28 runners to the South Coast Conference championship meet this season. Out of those individuals, 23 ran personal best times. Ty Enos finished 1st on the boys side with teammate Mike Varney close behind in 15th. The boys will be running in the state divisional tournament in early November.
While the boys can continue to compete as a team in the postseason, the girls will not likely have that opportunity. Plagued by slight participation all season, the girls team ran only three athletes in the conference tournament. They gave a strong showing in that meet, but the sheer numbers will likely put an end to their ability to run competitively in meets.
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At 8-8-2, the boys’ soccer team has qualified for the state tournament. As they await a bracket and an opponent for the postseason, they are licking their wounds from a 2-0 defeat at the Bliss complex at the hands of rival Seekonk in late October. This completed a sweep the Falcons would rather hide under the rug, since they also lost in South Seekonk 4-0 earlier this year.
Like their male counterparts, the Lady Falcon soccer team did not wrap things up the way they would have liked against rival Seekonk. However, their 9-6-4 record puts them firmly inside the playoff structure as they await word of where to go and who to play this month.
The only team with a definitive playoff assignment thus far is the Falcon field hockey team. Their 6-4-6 mark for the year gets them a berth and a bye in the South Division I field hockey tournament. They will travel to Sandwich after school on November 2nd to take on the Blue Knights, who also have a first round bye.
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It has been a season to forget for a young Falcons team on the volleyball court. Their 4-12 record will not get them into postseason play. From the beginning of the season, coach Jill Saxon was candid about the fact that her group would need some breaks to contend this year. Unfortunately, not many came their way, and as a result they will be the earliest team to bow out for DightonRehoboth Fall sports.
Fresh off a win over Greater New Bedford Voc. Tech., the Falcons [6-1 (5-0)] sit atop the SCC and are preparing for a clash with conference foe Wareham. As always, when the calendar turns to November, Seekonk begins to come into focus. But with new rule changes for MIAA football set to go into effect next season, fans and players alike will be asking a new question; is this the last in a long streak of meaningful Thanksgiving games between these two rivals?
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The Lady Warriors did just enough to get into the playoffs, and that was enough for Senior co-captain Marissa Cabral. “All of us, especially the seniors, have wanted to make it in…the last graduating class that made it was 2009,” said Cabral on her team’s playoff berth. With 16 points, Seekonk (7-7-2) will visit Mashpee on November 1st for a first round playoff date.
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The Lady Warriors had the kind of season where moral victories were both necessary and common. “We finished strong. We competed at the South Coast Conference Championship and placed 4th, which was our team goal,” said team captain Annie Gagnon. This goal was probably an ambitious one for a team that at times had too few runners to legally score in meets. Despite their big numbers problem, the team finished with a 3-2 record and the aforementioned fourth place finish in the conference meet. They will be running in the Coaches Invitational and their Division meet. Unfortunately, injury troubles will likely make it impossible for them to move past this point.
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The Warriors finished the season with an impressive 11-6-3 (94-3) record. A win over rival Dighton-Rehoboth on the road put an exclamation point on the already strong campaign. While their record is only good for 3rd place in the South Coast Conference, Seekonk’s current form may be more than any forthcoming playoff opponent wants to face. Tim Braunsdorf has been playing well in net, part of a team effort that yielded just four goals against in October. When brackets are released, they may not have the highest seed, but no one is looking to play the Warriors.
An 8-7-1 league performance mark should have been enough to get the Lady Warriors a playoff berth. But three losses and a tie in non-league play cost Seekonk a slot in the tournament.
Coach Earl Berwick’s bunch will be headed to the second season this year for the first time in six years. Their 11-7 record is good for fourth place in a positively loaded South Coast Conference. They currently await seeding and an opponent from the MIAA.
Coach Kate Farrington’s girls are 1-8 on the season. It was to be a rebuilding year from the start, and things have gone according to plan. Coach Farrington has been happy with the effort she’s gotten from a group of young swimmers, many of whom are swimming competitively for the first time in their lives.
Seekonk’s golfers were excited to be playing in a Sectional Tournament where they felt like they were in the mix to move on to the State Tournament. But their trip to Dennis Highlands country Club last month was not everything they had hoped. No Warrior broke 80 in the Sectional Tournament, which senior co-captain Pat McDole called “a disappointing day all around.”
Seekonk is coming off of their first win of the season, a 33-2 drubbing of Case. This output nearly matched what they had scored
November 2012 in their first six games, all loses. Now the 1-7 Warriors have little to look forward to except hopes of spoiling rival Dighton-Rehoboth’s season. But with new rule changes for MIAA football set to go into effect next season, fans and players alike will be asking a new question; is this the last in a long streak of meaningful Thanksgiving games between these two rivals?
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Pack 21 Rehoboth enjoyed a fun filled night at Simcock Farms which included going through a corn maze, going on a hayride, picking a pumpkin, enjoying the farms animals and ending the night with an ice cream treat. Thanks to Simcock Farms for making this an event to remember for the scouts.
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The scouts of Pack 21 enjoyed a fun filled evening learning about the different types of birds that are found in New England, what materials birds use to build their nests and what birds typically eat. They ended the evening making bird feeders.
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Pack 21 Rehoboth would like to say thank you for the kindness, generosity and support that has been given to the Scouts in Pack 21 from the residents of Rehoboth and the surrounding towns. Your thoughtfulness is truly appreciated and it also teaches the scouts the true meaning of Scouting. Please feel free to contact Cub Master, Amy Brown at 401-829-6527 or email her at amyzing77@ comcast.net if you have a boy between the ages of 7 – 11 that would be interested in joining the scouting program.
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Pack 2 Rehoboth
The landlubber boys an’ the’r scallywag parents o’ Pack 2 Rehoboth spent th’ last weekend o’ Septembree as Swashbucklers at th’ High Seas themed campin’ area o’ Cub World. They be gi’en sea dog names an’ tattoos, played sea dog games, hunted fer buried booty, earned belt loops an’ cub bucks, built then raced sea dog ships an’ explored th’ campground. They be also treated wi’ a hearty bowl o’ “Friendship Soup,” a mixture o’ various cans o’ soup shared by each family – jus’ like th’ sea dogs used t’ do! Their night ended by th’ fire, sharin’ ghostly stories an’ tasty s`mores. They then enjoyed bunkin’ in th’ belly o’ two large Swashbuckler ship shaped cabins, complete wi’ cannon portals an’ poop decks. All boys be promoted t’ 1st Mate fer a job well done! Sounds excitin’? Visit us at www.pack2rehoboth.com t’ find ou’ more!
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Bears visit Hornbine to help them complete their Achievement, What Makes America Special. A special thank you to David Downs for giving the boys a tour.
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Troop 1 Rehoboth enjoying a hike at Buckhill. Annual Halloween Pack Meeting. Thank you to everyone the made the night a “howling good time”!
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Tigers visit the Blanding Library on their first “Go See It”. Thank you to the library staff for helping boys complete their Achievement, Making My Family Special.
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Children’s Book Sale Dec. 4-6
The Blanding Library’s sale of used books for children will be from Tues. Dec. 4 through Thurs. Dec. 6, during library hours only. All books will go for $3.00 a bag.
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Gingerbread House Programs Dec. 11-12
“Make Your Own Gingerbread House”, the popular holiday program for children ages 5 and up will be held in mid-December again. Choose either Tues. Dec. 11 or Wed. Dec.12, from 3:30 to 5 pm each day. The program is free but children must be registered in advance. Call the library at 508-252-4236.
Puppy Pals Update
On October 1st, Cathy Charbonneau, children’s librarian at the Blanding, along with longtime volunteers Cotton Silverman and Avis Prior, gave a presentation of the library’s Puppy Pals Reading Program to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Taunton & Raynham Juniors. Cathy says, “Joyia and Licky came along for support (& cuteness). I began the presentation with our program’s development (wow...we started it in the spring of 2009!), which led to the details about how it works. Cotton and Avis spoke about the requirements for their dogs becoming registered Canine Good Citizens. We shared pictures (mentioning all four dogs) and positive feedback from parents and teachers about our program. It was well attended and there were refreshments -- even for the dogs!” Puppy Pals is a fun reading program in which children from the early grades get to practice their reading skills one-on-one with a trained canine listener. Call the library to find out more about this program.
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The museum passes available through the Blanding Library offer a great way to save money when visiting popular attractions. Each pass provides for free or reduced admission to these attractions to anyone with a SAILS library card, though the terms and conditions for each pass vary. You will need to check with the library (508-252-4236) for details. It is also a good idea to call ahead to reserve the pass you want for the day you want. Here are the passes available at the Blanding: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Science Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Children’s Museum and Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Mystic Seaport, and Plimoth Plantation. The Blanding also has a pass for state parks that offers free parking. We hope to obtain a grant to buy a pass to New England Aquarium for the coming year.
Coming Up at the Library
Susan Robert will be setting up the Gift Tree in the lobby of Goff Hall this month. She is requesting hand-knit hats, gloves and scarves. These items will be donated to a local charity in time for Christmas giving. The Blanding Book Club will be discussing “The Paris Wife”, a novel by Paula McLain, at the library on Tues., Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm. On Tues., Dec. 11, they will discuss Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” The knitting group meets on alternate Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Nov. 15 and Dec. 6) and welcomes new members. The Blanding Library is located at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth (508-252-4236). It is open Mon.-Thurs. from 11:30 am to 8 pm, and on Fri. and Sat. from 10 am to 4 pm. The library is closed Sundays and holidays, including Mon. Nov. 12 for Veterans Day and Thurs. Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. Find out the latest from the Blanding at blandinglibrary.net.
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I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Seekonk Public Library’s new Associate Director. It has been a few months since I joined this amazing staff and I am enjoying my new position tremendously. The staff and patrons of the library are wonderful and have been very welcoming. For those of you I haven’t met, I come to Seekonk with eighteen years of public library experience. Most recently, I was the Director of the Auburn Public Library in Auburn, MA. Prior to that, I worked at the Blackstone Public Library in Blackstone, MA for fourteen years. I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston. I have called Southeastern MA home for my entire life. In my free time I enjoy quilting, sports and spending time with my children and grandchild. I am passionate about public libraries and believe they are the heart and soul of every community. Franklin D. Roosevelt said that libraries are ‘essential to the functioning of a democratic society,’ I could not agree more. The Seekonk Public Library is well-known for being on the cusp of the latest technology and services. It was this reputation that attracted me to this position. Seekonk residents obviously value their library and take advantage of its many services. There are many of you that I have not had the opportunity to meet so please introduce yourself the next time you visit the library. Expect to hear from me soon. We are developing a new program that we hope you will be as excited about as we are. I will share this with you soon. I look forward to meeting with all of you. Yours Truly, Cyndee Marcoux
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Who’s Who & What They Do Get to Know Your Local Businesses.
Personal Touch Country Gift Shoppe, located at 299 Fall River Ave in Seekonk, specializes in country furniture, shelving, wooden signs, candles, calendars & decor for the home. Visit our Holiday Room, featuring snowmen, santas, trees, ornaments & more. We also carry Willow Tree Angels, electric candles & gifts for every decor style. In-store parties, layaway & gift certificates available. Find us on facebook. See ad on page 81
Harmonic Move’s cast at a recent rehearsal. Harmonic Move is preparing for the 2012-2013 season and have many performances already booked. The season will be highlighted by two encore performances at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida during April vacation. See the Harmonic Move website for more information www.harmonicmove.com See ad on page 80
Creative Nails, located at 753 Fall River Ave in Seekonk, specializes in Shellac and carry over 100 colors. They offer a Spa Pedicure w/ Hot Stone foot massage for only $25.00. Tracy Cam, who drives from Woonsocket to see Kyle (owner) says, “It’s clean with a tranquil spa atmosphere; the perfect place to come unwind, release, and recharge.” Gift Certificates available. See ad for coupons on page 81
For over 60 years St. Pierre’s Shoes has been selling footwear for Men, Women & Children. Come on in and see all your favorite brands. We carry athletic footwear, Pro work boots, the largest selection in the area of UGG’s and Women’s fashionable styles. We also carry Sports apparel, Slippers, Handbags and more. Your Holiday shopping will be made easy with our well stocked inventory and friendly service. Mark, Peter, Chris, Marguerite, Caitlin and Andrew are ready to help you this Holiday Season. See our ad for coupons on page 78
Elizabeth Collins creates beautiful decoupage glassware, which make great gifts for all occasions! Don’t miss Elizabeth’s annual Victorian and Country Holiday Home Artisan Show, where she and many crafters and artists (anywhere from 20-50) also sell their beautiful, handmade wares. See details in her ad on page 76
This holiday, give yourself the gift of yoga! At Yoga One Inc. we offer classes of all types and for all levels. You will de-stress and re-energize! Gift certificates are available to help you with your holiday shopping list! All of us at Yoga One wish you a very happy holiday season! See ad on page 80
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Cards Plus Gift Shop owners Kevin & Linda McHugh present two of their new products. Bella Ryann Bracelets are Eco-friendly recycled metal with inspirational messages, symbols, birthstones and more. The original Elf on the Shelf welcomes a girl elf this season. Visit www. cardsplusgiftshop.com to sign up for coupons and special deals. Like us on Facebook too. Cards Plus is located across from the Swansea Mall. See ad on page 76
Edible Arrangements in Fall River, has the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. Choose from dozens of festive winter fruit bouquets with all your favorite holiday pineapple shapes, gourmet chocolate, and more! Plus, for a limited time only, select arrangements are available in keepsake containers that you can use to decorate year after year. We look forward to hearing from you! See our ad for coupons on page 78
When you think of fine Irish jewelry, clothing and giftware, think of The Claddagh Connection. Stop in and browse our full line of truly unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list! Now located at 20 Commerce Way in Seekonk, next to Starbuckâ€™s and Aspen Dental. 508-336-6500. See ad on page 77
Arthur Murray Swansea just celebrated 20 years teaching people to dance. Holiday parties, weddings, vacations are more fun when you can dance with confidence. It all starts with a phone call and an introductory lesson to try it out. Dancing is a skill that lasts a lifetime and makes a wonderful gift for anyone. See ad on page 79
Come visit Rumford Pet Express, newly located at 40 Cumberland Plaza, North Attleboro MA, bringing you great pet products at a great price. Pictured above, stock manager, Nick Charron, and store assisstant manager, Stefanie Cabeceiras, are here to help you with all your pet needs. See our ad for coupons on page 82
Casa Ideal, located at 88 Taunton Ave, is the place to shop for the special women in your lives. Luisa carries a large variety of Vera Bradley items, Chamilia bracelets and charms, baby christening clothing and other gift items. She offers ear piercing and party events in her store. Gift certificates are an ideal gift for anyone. Ask about the client rewards program. See her ad on page 77
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Newman YMCA Events
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Now accepting enrollment in our licensed school age before and after school programs; servicing Seekonk, East Providence and Rehoboth. We offer a great combination of enrichment and fun, including; academic enrichment, homework help, physical activities, arts & crafts, theatre, team sports and more. All Y Out of School Time sites are led by highly qualified staff who are committed to providing a quality experience for every child. Contact Jen Farley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.336.7003 for more information. Space is Limited.
Preschool Child Care
Now accepting enrollment in Kid’s World, our licensed preschool program; servicing Seekonk, East Providence and Rehoboth. Our nurturing staff and environment provides structured programs that stimulate physical, intellectual, social, emotional & creative growth. Children have the opportunity to grow at their own pace while having fun, swim lesions built in to our weekly curriculum. Contact Jen Farley at email@example.com or call 508.336.7003 for more information. Space is limited.
NEWMAN BARRACUDAS SWIM TEAM
Program teaches discipline and commitment, participants work on stroke technique, turns, starts & endurance while promoting inner growth and building new friendships. Barracudas placed 10th overall in Southern New England Finals 2012 receiving the GOLD Medal in 13/14 yr old 50 yd Freestyle; (2) Silver Medals in 11/12 yr old 50 yd Freestyle and 11/12 yr old in 50 yd Butterfly; A BRONZE Medal in 8 yr old 25 yd Freestyle. Plus 6 swimmers competed in the New England Championships. For more information contact Anthony at 508-336-7103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT ROAD RACE Thursday, November 22nd, Start Time: 8:00AM
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5K and 10K races, long sleeved t-shirts to the first 200 registered. Awards will be given to the men & women overall winner of both the 5K and 10K, as well as, to the top three finishers in each age group. All proceeds go directly to the Newman YMCA Financial Assistance Campaign.
KID’S NIGHT OUT
Friday, November 16th, 5:45PM-8:45PM
$10 members/$20 community Fun for ages 3-11; arts & crafts, gym time, dinner provided.
NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK November 18th – 24th
Open house all week long, events and give-a-ways, extended family times and activities. Call for schedule or check on line at www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, December 1st 9:00am-2:00pm
We have table openings for venders; unique gifts, handmade crafts, cards and more. Fun activities fro children. For more information contact, Jen Farley at email@example.com
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Perfect Nails, located at 150 Highland Ave in Seekonk, offers Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Facials, Eyelash extensions & tinting, and Shellac. They carry OPI & Shellac products in an array of colors. Stop in for Holiday Specials. “Thank you to all of my customers for 10 years of continued business.” -My Anh, owner See ad for coupons on page 77
8:00am – 12:00pm, 12:00pm-4:00pm, 8:30am-4:00pm Drop off your child and shop; half and full day options available. Kid’s Care staff will provide care and activities to entertain your child. For more information visit our website at www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org
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Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 14
Senior Aides Loretta Ferreira, Elaine Miranda ext. 19
Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 15 Senior Secretary Ashley Pimental ext. 12
Outreach Case Managers Adriana Dossantos ext. 11 (Monday-Friday) Veronica Brickley, LPN BA SOC LSWA ext. 17 (Mon. Wed. Fri.)
Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 10
Outreach Assistant Nancy Rodrigues ext. 16
Executive Board Members Victoria Kinniburgh, Chairperson Lynne Neves, Vice Chairperson Christen Allen Rene Andrews Beverly Della Grotta Anita Gendron Anne Libby
Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 at Town Hall by Appointment Only, Friday 8:30 – 12:30
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SEEKONK HUMAN SERVICES
Seekonk Human Services will be closed for Veterans Day Observance on Monday, November 12th And November 22 & 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
Wednesday, November 7 @ 10am Jason Ferreira the grandson of a WWII Veteran will share his grandfathers’ stories with you. A delicious turkey dinner will be served with all the trimmings for $2.00. We request that you sign up at least a week in advance so that we can accommodate you for lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration. Veterans if you have any memorabilia, pictures, etc. bring them in to share with others.
SEASONAL DECORATING IDEAS FOR THE HOME
Wednesday, November 14 @ 10am 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. This holiday program is fun and a great way to gather for a social event. Lunch will be Sheppard’s pie for $2. Please call in advance to sign up for this activity at 508-336-8772.
TRIAD: HOLIDAY SCAMS
Wednesday, November 28 @ 10am Mary Louise Champagne from the Home Instead will be presenting an informational session on Senior Scam Prevention. She will go over the warning signs to help prevent you from getting caught in a scam. Lunch will be meatloaf for $2. Seekonk Human Services asks that you sign up in advance so we can accommodate you for lunch.
VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE
Friday, November 16 @ 10:30am On Friday, November 16th there will be a Veterans Day Observance at the Town Hall with the Veterans Agent Seth Bai. The Wampanoag will be doing a ground breaking ceremony. The guest speaker will be General Rice. If you have any questions contact Seth Bai at 508-336-1481. *Seekonk Human Services will have a Veterans Day Celebration on November 7th, we would like all the Veterans to attend.
Anyone who receives food from Doorways Food Pantry is eligible to receive a Thanksgiving turkey from Doorways. If you are not currently participating in Doorways, you may call the Outreach Department at Seekonk Human Services for an appointment. You will need to fill out an intake form. Please call by November 16 if you or anyone you know needs a basket at 508-336-8772.
Anyone who is homebound and would like to have a hot meal delivered on Thanksgiving or Christmas should sign up at Seekonk Human Services by November 18th. Please call 508-336-8772 to have your name put on the list.
CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS
Applications can be obtained at Seekonk Human Services. Please fill it out and sent it to address on the application. If you need help filling out your application please call 508-336-8772.
TIME TO CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTIERS!
Daylights saving ends on Sunday, November 4th. This is the perfect time to change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries. Remember fall back—gain an hour of sleep! If you need assistance changing the batteries, please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772.
SEEKONK TOWN MEETING @ SEEKONK HIGH SCHOOL NOVEMBER 13, 2012 @ 7:00 pm EXPLORATION WEDNESDAYS
December 5: Medicine-On-Time by Tom Pasternak from Walsh Pharmacy; Lunch: Venus de Milo Soup for $2 December 12: TRIAD: Christmas Party with entertainment by Vic Solo ; Lunch: Pot roast, mashed potatoes, and veggies for $2 January 9: Carol Bragg presenting Martin Luther King Jr.
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Men of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious breakfast. There is no set price for breakfast—the cost is up to you. The speakers will be Ashley Pimental and Rene Andrews.
Wednesday, December 12 @ 10am Vic Solo will be presenting his Elvis Christmas program at Seekonk Human Services. We are looking forward to an outstanding performance from Vic. A delicious lunch of pot roast, potatoes & vegetables will be available for $2. You must sign up and pay in advance for lunch in order for us to accommodate you. Please call 508-3368772 to sign up
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If you had fuel assistance last year, be on the lookout for your application. File the application as soon as you get it. If you have never had fuel assistance and would to apply, please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 to make an appointment with the Outreach Department. Fuel Assistance begins November 1st.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
October 15—December 7 The annual Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15—December 7) is the time to enroll in or CHANGE your Medicare coverage for next year. State-Certified SHINE (Medicare) Counselors can help you understand your plan, as well as other options you may have. Call now to schedule a SHINE appointment during the Open Enrollment. After December 7th, changes will not be able to be made to your Medicare plans for next year unless you have a qualifying event.
Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude
December 7th – 8th Get in the Christmas Spirit with Bloom Tours as we travel to Kennebunkport, Maine for the Christmas Prelude! This celebration first began in 1982 and has since transformed into a must visit event in New England. The whole town transforms into a Winter Wonderland. See why HGTV voted Kennebunkport the #2 Christmas town in America. Start your Christmas shopping at the Christmas and craft fairs located throughout the town. Indulge in hot chocolate & stroll the breathtaking streets decorated for the season. This picturesque town will leave you in the holiday spirit! There are so many activities & events scheduled throughout the day. We will stop for an included dinner at Warren’s in Kittery following your spectacular day at the Christmas Prelude and then check in at the Hampton Inn Portsmouth for the night. The following morning you will enjoy a full, hot breakfast buffet at the Inn before departing for the Christmas Tree Shop in Portsmouth, NH. Arriving home approximately 1:30pm. $169 Per Person (Double or Triple Occupancy) $225 Per Person for Single Occupancy
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9am—12pm Seekonk Human Services holds a FREE clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This clinic is staffed by the same two exceptional nurses from South Coast Hospital who have been doing this clinic for several years. Why not take advantage of a FREE opportunity to check your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.
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Mondays @ 12:30 – 2:30 Ladies! You are welcome to join our group on any Monday afternoon. Please bring your own knitting needles if you have them, yarn is provided. The knitters are busy creating hats, sweaters & mittens for infants in our town and seniors who need lap robes. Need help finishing a project such as knitting, crocheting or needle point, come in and we will help you tackle it.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Mondays @ 1:00 - 3:00pm On Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Seekonk Human Services will be hosting an Arts & Crafts class. Come join us as we make home décor, flower arrangements, and other crafts. There is no cost for this class. For more information please call 508-336-8772. We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesdays @ 12:30 - 2:30 Come join the fun. Why not enjoy an afternoon playing cards with a great group of people? No sign up is required. Pitch is played on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you have any questions you may call 508-336-8772.
MEDICAL LOAN CLOSET
Our FREE Medical Loan Closet provides temporary loan of medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, commodes) and is available to Seekonk residents. If you need OR would like to make a donation of an item, please call 508-336-8772
472 Taunton Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508.336.7103 $3 fee per class for the following classes: Chair Yoga (Slow Flow) – Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00am Balance Class – Fridays 11:45am – 12:15pm Aqua Aerobics – Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:00am OR 9:45 – 10:30am Arthritis Foundation Certified Aqua Class – Fridays 9:00 – 9:45am *Must be a Seekonk senior and have a scan card, please call 508-336-8772 for further information
SEEKONK TOTAL FITNESS
1301 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508.336.4545 Seekonk Total Fitness is offering Senior Fitness Group Exercise Classes on Mondays 11:30-12:15 and Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:15am. The 45-min fitness class is designed specifically for older adults and taught by a certified senior fitness instructor. This easy to follow workout is safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Energize your inactive lifestyle by increasing muscular strength, range of movement & balance. The cost per class is $1.
GATRA PHOTO ID’S
GATRA Photo ID’S can be done at Seekonk Human Services. No appointment is necessary. Just fill out an application and a picture and the ID will be mailed within 2 weeks. Please contact Ashley Pimental @ 508-336-8772.
From the State House Rep. Steven Howitt hosts Farm to School Celebration in Seekonk
Mildred H. Aitken Elementary School celebrates local agriculture and local food
SEEKONK—State Representative Steven S. Howitt (RSeekonk) and State Representative Paul A. Schmid (D-Westport) joined 5th graders at the Mildred H. Aitken Elementary School for their Farm to School celebration on Friday, September 21. Chartwells Food Company, also on hand, helped partner the Aitken Elementary School with apple growers at Noquochoke Orchards from Westport, MA. The Farm to School celebration included apple tasting for the 5th graders with three varieties of apples: Royal Gala, Macintosh, and Red Delicious. Students were able to vote on their favorite choice after listening to presentations from Sue Smith, owner of Noquochoke Orchards, Jack McGinn from Sid Wainer, New Bedford food distributor, as well as both Representatives Howitt and Schmid. “The Farm to School celebration was an enjoyable and informative event for everyone involved. Teaching our children the value of eating local and eating healthy is important for local farms and the overall health of the citizens in our region,” said Representative Howitt. “This local partnership not only provides investment to local agriculture which is a job creator, but promotes healthy foods for our youth and lowers our carbon footprint when shipping food from our local farms.” Representative Howitt and Representative Schmid were cosponsors of a bi-partisan Buy Local budget Amendment this past legislative session. The budget amendment secured funding for agricultural regional partnerships including the Southeastern Massachusetts Agriculture Partnership (SEMAP) which has assisted companies like Chartwells partner local farms with schools throughout the region. “Working across the aisle for the betterment our region is very important and we will continue to promote our local agricultural industries here in the 4th Bristol district and throughout southeastern Massachusetts,” Howitt stated.
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*The Town Crier website link is www.seekonk-ma.gov Click on Departments Click on Human Services
* NOTE: Seekonk Human Services offers many legal, financial, recreational, medical screening and/or other activities and services by volunteers or nominal cost practitioners. Seniors participating in these services/activities do so with the understanding that Seekonk Human Services, the Town of Seekonk or its employees do not assume any legal or other responsibility for any advice or services rendered by such volunteers or nominal cost practitioners.
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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church
Corner of Newman & Pawtucket Aves (Rumford) For more info: 401-434-4742 www.newmanucc.org
Vedanta Society of Providence
227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960 www.vedantaprov.org
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 www.westdightonchristianchurch.org
51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244
North Christian Church
Seekonk Congregational Church
Located at 2360 Chestnut Street North Dighton, MA www.northchristianchurchdighton.org Tel: 508-252-9494
New Testament Baptist Church
Rt. 114, Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA Circle of Salgion - Church of Wicca Email: Celtic@ici.net Phone: 774-229-6019
600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk,MA (508)336-9355 Web site: www.scc-ucc.com
corner of Woodward St. and Rt. 140 in Norton. 508-285-9771 www.NewTestamentSchool.org
Christian Life Church 222 Plain Street, Route 118 Rehoboth, MA 508-252-3364 www.clcrehoboth.org
Holy Cross Catholic Church
141 Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, MA (401) 475-4133
Memorial Baptist Church,
340 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771, 508-761-5142 Seekonkmbc@verizon
Eusebeia Bible Church
600 Taunton Ave Buldg B Seekonk, MA 02771 508-557-1634 www.eusebeia.org
Saint Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church
1098 Pawt. Ave., Rumford, RI 401-438-3230 Web: www.stmargaretchurch.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Church of Salgion
Dighton Community Church 2036 Elm Street, Dighton, Mass. (508)669-6241 or (508)761-5503
915 Newport Ave. Pawtucket, RI 02861 Service starts at 9:30- 10:30 A,.M. (401) 722-0816 • www.epworthri.org
United Church of Christ
139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545 www.rehobothucc.org
Winthrop Street Baptist Church
Rt. 44 / 39 Winthrop St. Taunton, MA www.wsbcfellowship.org 508-822-1976
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
81 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI 401-434-7456 www.stmaryseastprovidence.org email@example.com
Taunton Seventh-day Adventist Church
The First Baptist Church of Dighton
109 Winthrop Street, Taunton (508) 823-6679
www.FirstBaptistChurchofDighton.weebly.com find us on facebook!
Somerset Congregational Christian Church, UCC
438 Main St. - Dighton, MA 02715 Church Phone:(508)669-5077
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
Lighthouse Gospel Pentecostal Church
6 Meadow Hill Ct, Easton MA 774-565-0333
All Saints Angelican Church 1188 S.Main Street, Attleboro, MA 508-222-2640
1411 County Street, Somerset Phone - 508-672-6623 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall River Seventh Day Adventist Church (English language) 2695 No. Main St., F.R. 646-3506
First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ
GAR Highway, Rt. 6 • Swansea 508-673-7179 or 676-3815
1056 Center St. Dighton Call 951-7358
New Beginnings Evangelical Church
294 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA Tel. #: 508-336-4038 http://www.nbechurch.org
Christ Church Episcopal 57 Main Street, Swansea, MA (508) 678-0923
Good News Bible Chapel 235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916 www.gnbc.org
Church of the Epiphany
1336 Pawtucket Avenue Rumford between Newman Avenue and Rumford Library 401-434-5012
The First Baptist Church of Swansea 21 Baptist Street Swansea, MA Telephone (508)379-9728
Faith Fellowship Chapel 457 Milford Road, Suite 1 Swansea MA 508-671-9871
E-mail: office@FaithFellowshipChapel.org Website: www.FaithFellowshipChapel.org.
West Congregational Church United Church of Christ Winthrop Street at North Walker (Rte 44) • Taunton, MA Church Office: 508 824-3461
Rehoboth Baptist Church 132 Moulton Street (Rt.. 118) 508-252-6437 • Fax 252-1080
Lighthouse Baptist Church 150 Taunton Ave East Providence, RI 02914 (401) 365-2162 • www.lbcri.org
Grace Community Chapel 110 County Street, Seekonk, MA 508-336-5971 www.gccfamily.org
Hornbine Baptist Church
141 Hornbine Road, Corner of Baker Rd. South Rehoboth 508-252-3452
First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange
Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth www.firstspiritualistchurch.com
Community Covenant Church
615 Tremont Street, Rehoboth, MA (508)-222-9400 www.communitycovenant.org
Greater Fall River Baptist Church
1980 South Main Street P.O. Box 975, Fall River, MA (508)673-7700
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Rt. 44 - Seekonk, Massachusetts 984 Taunton Ave. • P.O. Box 519 336-5549 • Rectory: 336-9022
Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal
490 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-0408 email@example.com
Square Dance Classes,
Sundays 7-9 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 1188 So. Main St., Attleboro, MA The Caller is Barney Mallon Singles and couples are welcome The cost is $3. per person
The person to contact is Carol Leonard at 508-409-5188
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH 141 Hornbine Road, Rehoboth MA (Corner of Hornbine Rd & Baker St)
(401) 475-4133 • www.holycrosscc.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor - Father Raymond Laliberte
Saturday - 4:00pm Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
Daily Mass as announced in the Bulletin Join us in praying the Rosary 15 minutes before every Mass
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2012 Secrets Of Building A Great Gift Basket
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(BPT) - Giving a great gift basket is like bestowing a buffet of gifts on your loved one, and when the well-put-together gift basket is opened, well, that’s a magical moment. Beneath the pretty decorations lie enchanting mysteries that emerge one-by-one to the delight of the recipient. The personal aspects of a gift basket are also endearing. You can customize a gift basket to the occasion (holiday, birthday, retirement, etc.) and tastes of the recipient, and taking the time to do so shows your thoughtfulness and caring. Building a great gift basket can be fun and easy. The gift experts at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offer some advice for putting together a gift basket that will charm any recipient:
The first steps
Begin by deciding what to put in the gift basket - packaged food, gourmet coffees, collegiate items, apparel, candles, personal care items like soaps or lotions, cooking utensils, books, jewelry, home decor items, gardening tools, ornaments, picture frames, etc. Practically any hobby or area of interest can be an inspiration for a gift basket. Base your choice on the recipient’s personality and interests. Next, choose a container. Baskets, of course, are the classic container, but don’t overlook other options, especially if they fit the overall theme you’ve chosen. For example, load a toy football helmet with items inspired by his favorite football team. A large stockpot can be ideal for holding cooking utensils for a foodie or budding chef. A planter makes a useful and decorative container for gardening tools.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect container, think about how you’ll arrange the items that go in it. First, add some decorative shredding (available in craft stores, or make your own with colored paper and a paper shredder) to help stabilize items in the container
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included a bag of the recipient’s favorite coffee, make sure the brand name is showing so he or she will be able to tell at a glance what’s in the basket. * Be careful not to completely hide any items. It’s fine to have things peeping through here or there, but avoid burying anything on the bottom. Buried items could potentially get lost and tossed out with the shredding. * If you need to hold items in place, secure them using some glue lines or glue dots (also available in craft stores.) Fitting everything snugly is the key. continued on next page...
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The finishing touches
Once your basket is artfully filled, place the entire container in a large cellophane bag. Gather the bag above the contents of the basket, then tie a bow at the narrowest part of the gathered bag. For smaller containers, pull the corners of the bag under the container and tape them. Trim any excess bag at the top. You can either hand-deliver your gift basket - which gives you the instant gratification of seeing the surprise and happiness on your loved one’s face - or ship it if that’s more convenient and practical. When shipping, be sure to package your basket securely. If you purchase a gift basket at Cracker Barrel, they will pack it for you at no extra cost and you just pay the actual shipping fee. If creating a gift basket yourself is not your cup of tea - or if you prefer to have an expert handle the job - the gift gurus at Cracker Barrel can do it for you based on your specifications. Visit shop. crackerbarrel.com to learn more.
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Olde New England Christmas n the Corner
Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10
Centenary United Methodist Church announces its famous bazaar, Olde New England Christmas on the Corner, to be held Friday, November 9 from 4:30 to 8:00pm, and Saturday, November 10 from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at Centenary, 15 Sanford Street at the corner of North Main Street, Attleboro, MA, across from the YMCA. This year the event falls just before Veteran’s Day, so veterans will be honored with some free food items for lunch at the Olde Glory Tavern on Saturday. Special themes throughout the bazaar will demonstrate our desire to honor our veterans for their dedication and service. The Silent Auction will offer truly collectible and antique items, handcrafts, sports memorabilia, gift certificates, and more surprises. This year you can pay the “Buy-It-Now” price for immediate purchase, or bid on your favorite items. Baked goods with special pre-ordered items available, home-made Country Store items, quality Vintage items, Hand-crafts, Home-made Fudge and Candies, Jewelry, Basement Treasures, and many other exciting offerings will be available. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be there for pictures on Friday and Saturday. The traditional Lasagna Dinner will be Friday night from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Enjoy this delicious home-made lasagna, salad, Italian bread, beverage and dessert. Adults $8:00 prepaid, $9:00 at the door or to-go, Kids under 10 are $5.00. Call your reservation into the church office 508 222-1759 to get the prepaid price by Thursday, November 8th, or just come and eat your fill. Excitement, treats, and terrific items await you. Join in the fun at Centenary’s Olde New England Christmas on the Corner. For more information or reservations, call 508 222-1759.
Holiday Happenings Murray Church Annual Holiday Fair
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Murray Church 505 North Main Street in Attleboro is holding their Annual Holiday Fair on Friday, November 9th, 11 AM to 7 PM and Saturday November 10th, 9 AM to 3 PM. As always the Murray Church Fair is featuring its’ famous Cookie Sale and Bake Shop for delicious take home goodies or you might prefer to have lunch or dinner in our Gourmet Room where Frank’s Famous Chowder will be a feature. Grandma’s Attic and Grandpa’s Garage will have ‘gently used’ household items; there will be Books galore; and who knows what might be hiding in Almost Antiques. Private, This year for the first time the Murray Small Groups, Holiday Fair will feature a Fair-trade MarPractices, ketplace where you can buy holiday gift items while benefiting people from around and Parties. the world. So come bring, your friends, avoid the 508-679-0071 • SWANSEA Black Friday rush, and start your Holiday shopping at the Murray Holiday Fair! For more information check out our web Arthur Murray Didn't Invent Dance, Just the Best Method of Teaching it page www.murrayuuchurch.org or like us on facebook.
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Annual Christmas Bazaar and Gift Festival
The Seekonk Congregational Church, UCC, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar & Gift Festival on Saturday, December 1st from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.… Beautiful Live Wreaths, Boxwood centerpieces, Baked goods and luncheon being served. Handmade crafts, knit goods, decorations, jewelry, plants, and more! Special room with Christmas items, drawings throughout the day.
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Nutcracker Dream for Local Children
Left to right: Madison Bedrosian, Courtney McCaughey, FBP School Director, Mary Ann Mayer, Amanda Emby, Nicole Campatelli
This December, four local girls will have more than simply visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. This talented foursome will perform with Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) in the annual holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. All are cast as candy dolls, all are from Seekonk or East Providence. After attending an open audition back in September, the girls won roles in the party scene as “candy dolls” or dolls that come to life and foreshadow the countries Clara visits in her journey to the land of the Sugarplum fairy. Ranging in ages from 10 to 12, Madison Bedrosian, Nicole Campatelli, Courtney McCaughey and Amanda Emby are friends both in and out of dance class. They may be young, but make no mistake; these girls are all business when it comes to dance. Putting in countless hours each week at their local dance studios, they each aspire to make dance a career choice as they grow up. And each agrees, dancing in The Nutcracker is a wonderful training ground. The experience of taking to the grand stage of Providence Performing Arts Center, rubbing elbows with the professional company backstage, meeting new children from many studios throughout southeastern MA and RI, and rehearsing with FBP’s artistic director, Misha Djuric, are just a few of the things the wide eyed dancers voiced as “the things they love about being in Nutcracker.” Other local children who won roles are; Elise Therriault from Rehoboth, Lindsey and Kailey Williams, of Riverside, Sophia Ahn, Zoey Joering and Anika Toprac, from Rumford and Vanesssa Jacome of Seekonk. Brandon McGurik, a member of Festival Ballet Providence’s junior company, and also from Seekonk, will mark his 10th year appearing in The Nutcracker. As December rolls nearer and the anticipation of opening night grows, the children’s collective excitement is enough to bring even the sleepiest out of a long winter’s nap, to make those visions a reality. Festival Ballet Providence performs The Nutcracker on December 14, 15 & 16 at PPAC, on Weybosset Street, Providence. Call the box office for tickets @ (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the website @ www.ppacri.org.
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55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769
Director’s Corner The Holidays are quickly coming on us. Hope everyone will have healthy and safe ones. If you are in need of any assistance this winter please do not hesitate to call the COA and we will be glad to try to help you. We will be having a lot of entertainment this season. Hope you will come in and enjoy. The COA will have a cookie & recipe exchange at Gert’s Café in December. It is fun and you get to try out a lot of different cookies. We are always looking for lap robes and caps that anyone who Knits or Crochet can bring in. We always have extra yarn you can use for these items. Bring in your quilting material on Thursdays and join the Quilting Group. The Tuesday Ladies card club has a few new board and card games come in and join in. They meet on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30. Our Men’s Coffee hour is going strong. Kay & Cheryl are happily serving coffee, donuts and English muffins Fridays 9am…. Enjoy your families this Thanksgiving! Respectfully, Norie Palmer, Director ________________________________________________________________
Available Lessons & Services Art Class
For the Holidays Michelle’s Art Class will be on the following Wednesdays at 10am, November 28th, December 5th and 12th. The next 6 week session is from January 19th to February 13th. Michelle teaches drawing, watercolor and a few other things in her class. Come join in on the fun class and others in the group with their brushes and watercolors… The cost for these interesting classes is $4.00
Blood Pressures & Glucose Screenings
On the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 10am to 12pm, you will be able to have a blood pressure and glucose screening done free of charge. Please contact the COA 508-2523372 for more information.
Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz
Dr. Markowitz’s appointments start at 10am please call 508-252-3372 to schedule yours.
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 on Thursdays. 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.
Outreach & S.H.I.N.E.
The COA’s outreach worker Bradley Marshall is available Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm to assist you with your medical Medicare and insurance needs.
Phone 508-252-3373 Fax 508-252-4617 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Kitchen hours: Monday through Thursdays 8:00am to 12 Special Announcements N o A c t i v i t i e s Tu e s d a y, N o vember 6th – Voting (there will be a Flu Clinic on Tuesday, November 6th at each place of voting at the following places and times.) Council on Aging - 9am to 10am - Please bring Medicare Part B or Insurance Cards Town Hall - 10:30am to 11:30am - Please bring Medicare Part B or Insurance Cards South Fire Station - 12 noon to 1pm - Please bring Medicare Part B or Insurance Cards Sponserd by Rite Aid, Rehoboth Council on Aging and Rehoboth Health Department Closed Monday, November 12th – Veterans Day Closed Thursday & Friday, November 22nd & 23rd – Thanksgiving Holiday The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for the 3RD Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
SERVING HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS OF ELDERS
S.H.I.N.E Counselor at your COA on Thursdays
Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 – December 7 If you have Medicare, sometime during the month of September you will be receiving important information from your Prescription Drug Plan, your Medicare Health Plan, and/or Prescription Advantage (if you are a member). You need to read these letters and understand the information they contain. DO NOT IGNORE ANY LETTERS FROM YOUR PLANS! SAVE ALL LETTERS FROM YOUR PLANS!
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During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 - December 7), you will have a chance to CHANGE your coverage for next year. State-certified SHINE (Medicare) Counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. Make your SHINE appointment early. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE! Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. Call your senior center at 508252-3372 and ask for a SHINE appointment.
“H E A L T H B E A T” COA’s Fitness Corner Tuesday Tia 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 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 Gert’s Café
Lunch will be served at Gert’s Cafe Monday’s at 11:45am. The menu consists of soup or salad, a main course, dessert and coffee or tea. The best part is!…You get this home cooked meal at the “bargain” price of $3.00.
The group is blending their voices in perfect harmony. They meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New voices and friends are always welcome.
“Men’s Morning Coffee”
Fridays at 9am! Come in and enjoy fresh coffee, pastry and conversation, share your comments and ideas with old and new friends. .
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.
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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 Fridays at 10 am.
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
IMPORTANT! Registration is required for all upcoming programs. All activities will have participant signup 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 canceled or postponed. Please call 508-252-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up.
Mission: The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the problems and needs of the aging in Rehoboth, and shall do so in coordination with the Programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall: Provide, coordinate and link available resources to help meet the needs of the Town’s elders. Carry out programs and services to range from information community education, referrals, outreach, transportation, Meals on Wheels, health screenings, intergenerational activities, crafting programs, and other programs as offered. The COA Posts Community Information. 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.
ORGANIZATION EVENTS AND NEWS: The Best Is Yet to Come!
The Best is yet to come, a senior social group that enjoys doing activities that members suggest. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 1pm at the Gladys L. Harrell Senior Center 55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA. Annual Dues are $6.00.
Up Coming Activities
New members always welcomed. Call Marge Johnston for details. 508 2524528
And remember…..The Best is yet to Come.
Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. New Members always welcome.. No Dues.. Call Marilyn 508252-9366 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 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 8th – Meeting and Bingo November 15th – Meeting and Pizza 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 10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome.
from William Saunders- Veterans’ Agent
This year’s annul Veterans Day Lunch is being held at the American Legion Post 302, 84 Bay State Road Sunday, November 11th 12noon. If you would like to attend please either sign up at the Post or Council on Aging by November 5th. Thinking of filing a claim with the Veterans Administration? The Veterans Service Officer can help. (508 252 4467, x122) Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – Noon. Appointments are available at almost any other time. Lt. Col. William C. Saunders, U. S. Army, (Retired) Director of Veterans’ Services
Friends of Rehoboth Elderly
The next meeting for Friends of Rehoboth Elderly will be November 13 @ 10:30 @ the Rehoboth Senior Center Everyone is welcome. Rehoboth Senior Citizen’s Club meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Bingo November 1st after meeting Pizza November 15Th Meetings: sign up for the Senior Citizens Club Christmas Party Wednesday December 12Th 12 noon held @ Hillside country Club
Friends of Rehoboth”s elderly is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1979. Our primary purpose is to donate items to Rehoboth seniors in need in addition to funding purchases for the support of programs through the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Funding from “Friends” helps to make up shortfalls from state and local budgets. Some of the items supported by the “Friends” organization are: *Monthly podiatry appointments for those seniors whose medical or physical condition prevents them from self care * Life Lines for seniors in need * Cholesterol screening * Emergency fuel assistance To raise money for these and other services Friends is asking for your help to publish a cookbook.
“Your hometown landscaping service provider” We specialize in lawn renovations and hydroseeding. We are a full service licensed/insured landscape contractor. Call 508-222-7883 or go to www.lawnscapespro.com to request a free estimate*. MC/Visa accepted. *Owner has a degree in plant/soil science and 20+ years experience
Rehoboth Senior Citizens 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 10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome. **************************************************
Membership Application Members Must Be 60 years of Age
Name_______________________________________________ Address___________________________________________ Phone Number_____________________________ D.O.B.____________________ Dues are $4.00 a year resident; $8.00 a year non resident Amount Enclosed:$_____________________ Please make Checks Payable to: Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club Send To: Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club 55 Bay State Road Rehoboth Ma, 02769
We appreciate your help. President Pat O’Hern Treasurer John Moriarty I will be be a sponsor / patron (circle one) My donation is $__________
(name)_______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Wording to appear on sponsor / patron page Send to Pat O’ Hern c/o 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth Ma.02769
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IN MEMORIAM Rehoboth Donna Marie (Gazebien) Marques of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com.
Seekonk Theresa F. (Mello) Ring, age 84, of St. Laurent Parkway, died Sunday morning, Oct. 7, 2012 at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com. Timothy “TJ” J. Shields, 46, passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. See full obituary at www. ReporterToday.com. Ernest J. Strzesak, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. Warren E. Macdonald 86, of Cumberland formerly of Seekonk, died peacefully Saturday night, Oct. 6, 2012 at Trinity Healthcare Center after a long and hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com.
American Red Cross Schedules Blood Drives in November The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of November. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed everyday to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. All presenting donors in November will be eligible to win a $200 gift card that can be used toward the cost of heating their homes, courtesy of Suburban Propane and every day in November, one presenting donor will be awarded a $50 gift card that can be used towards your Thanksgiving dinner! To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.
Date/Time - Drive/Location Sunday, November 4, 2012 Stop and Shop 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 251 Washington Street, Attleboro Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Attleboro Moose Lodge 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM 241 Thacher Street, Attleboro Friday, November 9, 2012 Seekonk Total Fitness 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1301 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk Monday, November 12, 2012 Pleasant Auto Center 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM 676 Pleasant St, Attleboro Monday, November 19, 2012 Memorial Baptist Church 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Golden Living Center 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 27 George St, Attleboro Monday, November 26, 2012 Hillside Country Club by Lombardi’s 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 82 Hillside Ave, Rehoboth
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Dylan Paul Rosata
Stephanie Lagarto & Derek Rosata of North Attleboro MA joyfully welcomed the birth of their son Dylan Paul Rosata born on September 19, 2012 @ 9:28 a.m. at Women & Infants Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents Maryann & Albert Lagarto of Seekonk MA and Gail & Vincent Rosata of Plainville MA.
View & Share photos and more news on our website: www.ReporterToday.com The Massachusetts Department Of Health Honors The Maternity Unit At Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Sun. NOV. 18 12 NOON, 3:00 & 6:00 PM Buy tickets at phineasandferblive.com, PPACRI.org, Providence Performing Arts Center Box Office or call (401) 421-ARTS Regular Ticket Prices: $26 • $40 VIP • $60 VIP Gold • $75 Front Row Additional fees may apply.
Attleboro, MA, OCTOBER 11, 2012 – The Massachusetts Department of Health recently honored the Maternity Unit at Sturdy Memorial Hospital with the 2012 Breastfeeding Achievement Award for its commitment to postpartum breastfeeding support. “In order for there to be success in breastfeeding, the maternity nursing staff at Sturdy Memorial feels strongly that support after discharge is just as crucial as the ongoing supervision a new mom receives during her stay,” states Paula Boothman, RNC, MSN, nurse manager on the Weber Maternity Unit at Sturdy Memorial. The maternity nurses receive advanced education and training in breastfeeding support and the lactation consultants are board certified. New moms and their babies are encouraged to attend Sturdy’s breastfeeding support group that meets monthly and is open to the public at no cost. The Lactation Support Program continues to provide lactation consultation on an outpatient basis for any families needing follow-up and support. For more information about maternity and lactation services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, call 508-236-7250 or visit www.sturdymemorial.org.
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Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries Brittany Henry Engaged to Evan Pothier
Brittany Henry and Evan Pothier.
Gale Henry of Seekonk, MA and Patrick Condon of Spring, TX are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany K. Condon Henry to Evan T. Pothier, son of Tina Marie Pothier and David Viera of Seekonk, MA. The future bride graduated from Seekonk High School in 2007 and is a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing where she received her Registered Nurse diploma. She is employed at the Providence VA Medical Center as an RN and plans to continue her education to specialize as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. The future groom is a 2007 graduate of Tri-County Vocational High School and works as a Nuclear Welder at General Dynamics Electric Boat in North Kingstown, RI. He spent time on the Swansea Fire Department and received his EMT certificate from the Swansea Ambulance Corps. The couple makes their home in Warwick, RI and will be wed in August of 2013 in West Greenwich, RI. Kelly Clement and Jerard Bixler wed.
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Coronado, San Diego, California the Memorial Chapel at South Island Naval Air Station was the setting for the wedding ceremony and reception of Kelly Clement and Jerard Bixler. Sisters McKenna and Karli Bixler were the flower girls. The bride is the daughter of Catherine and William Clement of Rehoboth. The groom is the son of Mrs. Shana Bixler of Twin Falls, Idaho. The bride is a graduate of DightonRehoboth High School and is now attending San Diego Mesa Collage. The groom is a graduate of Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho and is now serving in the United States Navy as an Electronic Technician. A Hawaiian Christmas honeymoon is planned.
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Hello, I’m Angela Hall and welcome to “Play With Your Food”… because cooking should be fun! Serving Breakfast & Lunch November and the last of the leaves are falling. Dried leaves blow and swirl in the wind and crunch beneath our feet. Days are Find us on shorter and shorter and the smell of winter comes on the last of Order Early for Thanksgiving the autumn breezes. Amber light fills the house with the setting of the sun. Soon snow will come. • Fresh Fruit Waffles • Fish-n-chips I remember as a child this was an exciting time of year, the an• Daily Specials • CATERING ticipation of the holidays that are soon to come along with the winter school vacation. My sisters and I grew up just a few short blocks Take out Available AVAILABLE! from the school. We attended the same school, Kernan School, from Kindergarten to 8th grade and never ever had to ride the bus. 469 Taunton Ave., Rt. 44, Seekonk, MA The elementary school section was an old three-story building with Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6am-2pm, Sat. 7am-11am, Sun. 8am-12pm a single floor attachment where grades 7th and 8th were housed. We could actually hear “the bell” from the top of our street. The walk to school was fully residential and tree lined. Peppered with maple and chestnut trees along the way. This made for many adventures throughout the years. Collecting exceptionally beautiful fallen leaves to be pasted onto a collage or pressed and preserved for future admiration or as we got older, stomping and crunching the dried leaves or jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves. Occasionally we would hear a voice from behind a screen door calling to us kids to “stop that right now and move along”. At the time we couldn’t have realized how much work it is to rake a pile of leaves and how frustrating it must be to have some kids come along the destroy the result of all that hard work. Of course this was before leaf blowers so it was all done with a rake…thinking about it now, I am so sorry…but it was fun. Leaves made for good fun but the chestnut trees endowed sweet little treasures. I love chestnuts. Often when they are ready the pod would fall crack and chestnuts would be everywhere. But from time to time the pod wouldn’t open this was my favorite. The chestnut pod is green thick and prickly. The chestnut’s cocoon. To little fingers this is rather large and very hard, opening was (groups from 10 to 100) a challenge. Sometimes I would just collect them and take the home for further exami• Chicken Stir Fry (Choose Teriyaki, Sweet Asian or Spicy Thai Peanut) nation but sometimes a small crack would offer a little finger the way in. Working care• Chicken Wings (Choose 1 of 25 flavors) fully, as if the chestnut would break, I would • Assorted Grilled Pizzas (Greek, Buffalo Chicken, Margarita) wiggle a thumb into and around the pod, this was serious work for the chestnut pod has its prongs and can hurt if not handled Luxury Box Sports Bar & Grill correctly. I was an expert in such endeavors. 350 Fall River Ave Seekonk, MA Slowly opening the pod its treasure would For Party Booking Contact David @ 401-573-1647 or David@tapinjury.com be revealed. The birth of a chestnut, shiny beautiful reddish brown (I still love the color
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of chestnut) orb with a light brown top. Oh what delight in the beautiful new chestnut. I would collect as many as I could carry and bring them home at the, not so much delight, of my mother who would later have to throw out shoe boxes filled with dried old chestnuts. But not before my sister RayeAnn and I would make our chestnut jewelry or decorations. We designed chestnut bracelets, chestnut necklaces, chestnut and cranberry strings for decorating the house or the tree at Christmas. Okay so maybe we were strange kids… don’t care. I still love the beauty of the chestnut and presently have a chestnut cranberry arrangement around a candle in my living room.
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CHESTNUT AND APPLE STUFFING Serves about 12
Assemble the ingredients for this stuffing up to two days ahead to save time (and stress) on the big day, Look for pealed roasted chestnuts in glass jars.
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10 slices whole-wheat bread, cubed 10 slices hearty white bread, cubed 1 pound of pork or turkey sausage (can use a soy substitute or omit all together to make it vegetarian) 1 tbs olive oil 1 large sweet onion, chopped 5 ribs of celery, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tart apples, peeled and diced 1 cup peeled and ready-to-eat roasted chestnuts, halved ¼ cup chopped fresh sage 1 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth Preheat oven to 325 degrees, spread bread cubes in roasting pan and bake 10 to 15 minutes until toasted. In a skillet cook sausage until browned. Toss sausage with bread cubes in bowl.
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Chestnuts however, are really quite delicious. My brother-inlaw David Haddad, would just score the top and put them in the microwave for a few seconds this would warm the meat of the nut and produce a wonderful healthy treat. If you try this be sure to use fresh nuts and score the top or the chestnut could explode and when you open be careful as depending on how long it’s been cooked it could be very hot. I would be remiss if I didn’t talk a little bit about Thanksgiving the culinary holiday. What is more satisfying and celebratory than a meal shared with dear family and friends? I fear sometimes that Thanksgiving is no longer appreciated; I say this because I see Christmas decoration isles showing up in stores before Halloween. The history of Thanksgiving notwithstanding, this day to me and many is about taking the time to reflect on what we are thankful and hopeful for in the past and coming year. Life can be difficult, we live in trying times, and losing people we love can make holidays seem nearly impossible or without meaning. Still there can be solace found in hope, joy and community in family and friends. Give thanks, be well, seek joy and safe travels in this coming holiday season. If you have any questions or want to share thoughts on these and other receipts you can contact me at PLAYWITHFOODTODAY@ gmail.com or look for me on Facebook.
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Heat oil in same skillet add onion, celery and garlic sauté 1 minute. Reduce heat to low cover and cook 7 minutes more. Stir in apples, chestnuts and sage. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until apples are crisp-tender. Add to bread mixture Stuffing can be prepared up to this point and sealed in a food storage bag and refrigerated up to 2 days. If making outside a turkey, heat oven to 350 degrees, coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Toss stuffing with broth and season with salt and pepper. Spoon into prepared baking dish, cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more or until top is browned and crisp.
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PROPERTY FOR SALE: 6.82 Commercial acres w/three buildings and income $595.00 for all. Located at 2480 Winthrop Street North Dighton, MA By Owner. Financing Available. Call 774-218-1959
FOR SALE: 1969 Ford 2000 gas tractor. Industrial Bucket – 3 point hitch saw rig – heavy duty chains – York rake – forks – hydraulic wood splitter - $10,500.00 – Low Hours. Call 508-252-6550 FOR SALE: Civilwar Letter. Call 508252-6550
East Providence Spacious, raised ranch. 2 baths. 5 bdrms., Electric double oven. Corner lot. Designer kitchen. Hardwood floors. In-law apartment. Fireplace. Vinyl siding. Oil heat. Above-ground pool. Attached 2-car. Large deck. Beautifully appointed. Immaculate! 111 Plymouth Rd., East Providence, RI Lots of storage! Linda Coughlin (508) 272 3737 New World Realty
FOR RENT FOR RENT: Three room apt. First Floor. Eat-in kitchen. Porch. Rehoboth/Seekonk Line. $650. All Utilities Inc. Call 508-336-8355 evenings.
HELP WANTED Mother’s Helper needed for my 2 children in Rehoboth on Mon, Wed, Fri,3:155:15. Some add’l hours possible. Must enjoy kids and be responsible/dependable. Excellent references and valid driver’s license required. $50/wk Call 774.565.0156 Cooks and waitstaff wanted experience preferred not needed. Apply in person. Boneyard Barbeque & Saloon. 540 Central Ave, Seekonk, MA
GENERAL SERVICES VACATION RENTALS VACATION/HONEYMOON RENTAL:St. Michael, Azores (Portugal), pristine 2-bed/2bath apartment with kitchen, DR, LR, & laundry. Linens provided. Majestic Atlantic and mountain views from spacious deck, near golf, beach, etc. Call 401-480-0374 or 508-336-8432 or email jaIme15bazores@ gmail.com for info/reservations.
WE BUY Diabetic Test Strips for CASH. Unopened,Unused & Unexpired. We get them to people with little or no insurance. TOP CASH paid. FREE local pick-up. Call Ron @ 508-217-8074. Licensed Nail Tech. offering “gel” nails. If you enjoy nail art, being an artist, it’s my specialty.Call: 774 526 9262 for great looking nails.
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Cleanouts & Cleanups: Houses, attics, cellars, garages, sheds, yards, etc. Demolition of sheds, fences, pools, decks, etc. Junk Removal, gutters cleaned, painting & handyman services. Insured. Call Gary at (508)245-0832.
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CHILDCARE Childcare: Opening in active childcare for 1-5 year olds ½ day $30, Full day $40. 30 years’ experience, CDA certified, EEC Lead Teacher, CPR and First Aid, Preschool program, Nutritious meals and snacks included, 2 acre fenced playground, indoor playground, 4 large play rooms, 6 to 1 ratio 7am-5pm Call Joanne 1-508-252-1252 or 1 508-243-4406
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PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208.
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HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS: First Lesson ½ Price. Beginners through advanced, boarding with all day turnout, training with world champion, Indoor-outdoor lighted rings, reasonable rates, ponies for parties and outings, summer camp, pony club at farm; Hawkswood Farm 508-3366114. NEW YOUNG PUPPIES FOR SALE: Labradoodle and Jack Russell puppies Jack Russell Lhasa apso mix, non shed; call Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114.
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Air Conditioning & Heati LS Heating & Air Conditioning 26 Antiques/ Cash for Gold Grandma’s Attic 28 Appliance Repairs Affordable Appliance Repair Co. 42 Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs 62 Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 26 Attorney Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 72 Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 92 Attorney Laurie P. Mullen 34 Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello 73 Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis 61 Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri 56 Auto Body Sousa’s Auto Body 45 Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 51 Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body 62 Auto Repairs Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. 35 Auto Repairs Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair 30 Auto Repairs New England Tire 3 Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep 18 Auto Repairs Somerset Subaru 22 Auto Repairs Trustworthy Auto 26 Bank Coastway Community Bank 4 Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry 50 Building Contractor DTP Construction 31 Building Contractor Nerney Construction 64 Building Materials Brightman Lumber Co. 60 Carpentry - Finish Cosimini Construction 65 Carpentry - Finish Mark Koussa Carpentry 60 Carpet Cleaning Earle’s Carpet Cleaning 46 Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery 11 Child Care ASAP 49 Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 23 Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center 49 Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 40 Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep 58 Chiropractor Mobley Family Chiropractic 11 Chiropractor Rehoboth Family Chiropractic 41 Christmas Trees Richie’s Christmas Trees 16 Church Holy Cross Church 75 Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service 86 Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles 86 Computer Repair ICU 4 PC’s 11 Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Incorp 51 Construction MMP Construction, Inc. 40 Country Club Rehoboth Country Club, Inc. 42 Craft Show Elizabeth Collins - Christmas 76 Dance Studio Arthur Murray 79 Dance Studio Festival Ballet Providence 17 Dentist Dr. Robert Zaluski 14 Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. 55 Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC 29 Dentist Ritebite Dental 59
Dentist Romani Orthodontics Disposal Service Professional Duct Cleaning Dog Grooming Groom & Style Dog Services Canine Mastery, Inc Electrician Dorrance Electric Electrician Greaves Electric Electrician James Tavares Electric Electrician Neal Bellavance Electric Entertainment The Chorus of East Providence Excavating J. Fisk Construction Excavating MJD Excavating, Inc. Farm - Apples Bateson’s Apple Farm Farm - Produce 4 Town Farm Farm - Turkeys Belwing Acres Turkey Farm Farm - Turkeys Rainbow Farms Fence Installation Fence Tech Fence-Sales/Serv. Foxx Fence Figure Skating Pawtucket and Providence Flooring - All Types Armoush Flooring Flooring - All Types Custom Linocraft Flooring - Wood David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors Florist Edible Arrangements Fuel - Electric & Gas National Grid Fuel - Oil Affordable Fuel Fuel - Oil Al’s Quality Oil Co. Fuel - Oil COD OIL Fuel - Oil E & V Oil Co. Fuel - Oil Pricerite Discount Heating Oil Fuel - Propane Arrow Gas Corp. - Suberban Gas Furniture/Upholstery Masterson Furniture and Upholstery Gift Shop Casa Ideal Gift Shop Greystone Fine Crafts & Gifts Gift Shop The Claddagh Connection Gifts & Collectibles Cards Plus Gifts & Collectibles Personal Touch Glass Fabricator Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. Hair / Nails Perfect Nails & Facials Health & Fitness Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness Health & Fitness YMCA - Newman Health & Fitness Yoga One, Inc. Health Care Community VNA Heating & Air Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning Heating Service Almeida’s Heating Service Heating Service COD Heating Heating Service Jay Sheldon’s Heating Heating Service Larry’s Heating & A.C. Heating Service LIMA HVAC, Inc. Holiday Gifts Christmas Caroling & Cookie Grams Home Improvements Horner Millwork Home Improvements Professional Property Maintenance Home Improvements Remodelers Outlet
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CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Home Improvements Stateside Vinyl Siding Company 66 Insurance Agency Lefebvre Smith Insurance 35 Insurance Agency The Agency Paiva 59 Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers 19 Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers 6 Kitchen Remodeling Kitchens Direct, Inc 27 Landscape Service Big Sky Landscaping 63 Landscape Service Budget Landscaping 12 Landscape Service Lawnscapes 85 Landscape Service MacManus Landscape Services 58 Landscape Service Matt’s Landscaping, LLC 10 Landscape Service Oakhill Landscape 16 Landscape Service Superior Lawn Care 8 Landscaping/Tree Servic Nathan’s Lawn and Tree 31 Live Entertainment Disney on Ice Treasure Trove 48 Live Entertainment Phineas and Ferb 87 Marble Fabricators Star Marble & Granite 33 Martial Arts USA Karate 33 Masonry-Construction StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 72 Massage Therapy Adventure Spa 21 Massage Therapy Serenity Massage 81 Nail Salon Creative Nails 81 Nursing Homes Evergreen House Health Center 20 Optometrists Brown Center 34 Orthodontics Romani Orthodontics 9 Painting Contractor Advantage Painting 45 Painting Contractor Delisle & Son Painting & Repair 51 Painting Contractor EZ Painting 94 Painting Contractor Iachetti Painting Company 62 Painting Contractor Lundco Painting LLC. 88 Paving Contractor Ryan Asphalt Paving 28 Paving Contractor - Mas Blue Stone Driveways & Masonry 46 Personal Trainer Keep It Simple Fitness 21 Pet Services Rehoboth Pet Care 12 Pets Rumford Pet Center 82 Plastering & Painting David Laurino - Plastering 53 Plumbing & Heating Sine Plumbing & Heating 52 Plumbing & Heating Vintage Plumbing & Heating 16 Private School Ocean State Montessori School 23
CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Private School St. Marys - Bay View High School 47 Private School The Wheeler Schoolc/o Laurie Flynn 13 Real Estate David Smith, Century 21 15 Real Estate Mateus Realty 95 Real Estate ReMax Rivers Edge 4 Real Estate Residential Properties 2 Remodeling Batty Construction 32 Restaurant Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon 25 Restaurant Country Kitchen 89 Restaurant Luxury Box Bar & Grille 89 Restaurant M & D’s Country Kitchen 90 Retirement Community Brookdale/East Bay 49 Roofing Contractor B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. 43 Roofing Contractor Tabeleys Roofing 67 School - Private Bishop Feehan High School 38 School - Private American Sign Language Academy 13 Security Systems Home & Commercial Security 65 Septic Inspections Pro Inspection Services Steven Drew 94 Septic Systems AO Construction 44 Septic Systems Fisk Contracting 63 Septic Systems Town Sanitation 22 Septic Systems-Cleanin Bay State Sewage Disposal, Inc. 66 Septic Systems-Cleanin Croome Sanitation, Inc. 38 Septic Systems-Cleanin Soares Sanitation Pumping, Inc. 52 Septic/Trash Removal A. Viera Disposal 6 Shoe Store St. Pierre’s Shoes 78 Small Engine Repair Seekonk Small Engine Inc. 30 Solar Energy RAB Construction Corp. 27 Special Needs Lori O’Brien-Foeri 36 Storage JAS Solutions 44 Theatres - Live Trinity Repertory Company 54 Trash Removal Cleanway Disposal & Recycling 31 Trash Removal Waste-Tech, Inc. 8 Trash/Junk Removal Big Blue Removal Service 56 Tree Service Advanced Tree 83 Tree Service Choate Tree Service 67 Tree Service Seekonk Tree 8 Water Treatment Water Filter Company, Inc. 24
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EAST PROVIDENCE - Warren Ave!! Several Possibilities!! Currently used as a SF with Barber Shop! Ideal for live-in/ business. Corner lot with oversized garages $189,900
EAST PROVIDENCE - Clean 4 Br Cape, Hw's, gas heat, upgraded electric, breezeway, garage, porch, deck, siding, replacement windows, 8000+ sf lot, on dead end st., $199,900
RIVERSIDE - Clean 3 Br, 2 Bath R/ Ranch with columns, FR, den, young roof, siding, replacement windows,; FP, DW, sliders, deck, shed, 10,000+ sf lot. $209,900
East Providence - Ready for occupancy!! 3 Br, 1 1/2 bath R/Ranch, garage, siding/brick, gas heat, central air, sliders, patio, hw's, tile, granite. $229,900.
EAST PROVIDENCE - 3 Br, 2 bath Raised Ranch, 2 kitchens, FR, young roof, replacement windows, siding, sliders to deck/patio, sprinklers, garage, close to 2 acres of land abutting the Seekonk line!! $229,900
EAST PROVIDENCE - Pride of ownership!! 3 Br, 2 bath R/Ranch; finished lower, EAST PROVIDENCE - Pierce Field!! Clean Hw's, Tile, gas heat, c/a, french doors to 3 Br Colonial, dining, porch, siding, Hw's, deck, sliders to patio, sprinklers, garage, tile, young gas boiler, upgraded electric, fenced yard, easy hwy access, minutes from East Side!! $219,900 inground pool. $149,900
East Providence - 3 Br Cottage remodeled in and out in 2004; new roof, siding, windows, kitchen, bath & boiler; upgraded electric, 7000+ sf lot. $169,900
RIVERSIDE - 3 Br, 2 bath Colonial, remodeled in the 80's, 2000+ sf living space!! Spacious master suite w/private bath, ldry, office & sliders to deck; great rm w/fp & cathedrals, replacement windows, upgraded electric. $189,900
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EAST PROVIDENCE - Pierce Field!! Near Golf Course!! Mint/young 3 Br R/Ranch, FR, garage, siding, central air, sprinklers. $219,900
434-8399 FALAMOS PORTUGUES â€˘ FAX # 435-3401
582 Warren Avenue â€˘ East Providence, RI 02914
EAST PROVIDENCE - 3 Br Raised Ranch, siding, garage, gas heat, young roof, 8000+ sf lot with fruit trees and sprinklers. $199,900
EAST PROVIDENCE - Silver Spring!! 3 Br, 2 1/2 bath Colonial, remodeled in 1995 w/ open flr plan, dining, FR, mstr suite w/ private bath/walk-in closet, partially finished basement, hw's, tile, gas heat, upgraded electric, french doors to deck & patio, pool, basketball cour t, sprinklers, siding, garages. $299,900
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