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It has been another great year for the Seekonk Lions with donations made to several Lions programs, community organizations and help to individuals totaling close to $30,000. Our largest donation was made to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Research. Community donations were made to the Seekonk High School Summer Program, Seekonk Girls Softball, glasses and hearing aids to Seekonk residents, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Seekonk Youth Baseball, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Seekonk, Doorways, Newman YMCA, Seekonk Junior Warriors Cheerleaders, Elderly Taxation Fund and camperships for diabetic children of Seekonk. Seekonk Lions also made a donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief through Lions International These donations are made in part through the community support of our clam boils, which are held throughout the year, and The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club and the Seekonk Lions Golf Tournament held in the summer. We thank all of you who have taken part in our fundraisers and look for your continued support throughout the coming year.

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Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Seekonk event: L to R, Dana Heberlein, Secretary of Seekonk Lions; Carline McBride, Girl Scouts of RI; Beth Fecteau, Troop Leader in Seekonk; Nate Helgerson, Past President of Seekonk Lions, Keith Rondeau, President of Seekonk Lions; Jonathan Widmark, Boys Scouts Sr. Development Director; John Woodmark, Troop Leader in Seekonk; Mark Strycharz, Troop Leader in Seekonk.

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Town of Seekonk News Notes by Laura Calverley

Two New Members Appointed to School Committee

David Mullen and David Abbott were appointed by the Board of Selectmen and School Committee to fill two vacant seats on the school committee. Businessman and former selectmen David Mullen and former school committee member David Abbott will finish the terms of Fran Creamer and David Quinn. Creamer and Quinn both recently resigned because they are moving out of town. Both seats will come up for re-election in April. Mullen and Abbott reportedly said that they don’t plan at this time to seek reelection.

Selectmen Split on Public Works Director’s Contract

Last month selectmen debated whether to renew Public Works Director Robert Lamoureux’s contract, but they failed to reach a consensus. The board split 2-2 with Selectmen Dave Parker and Nelson Almeida voting to renew the contract, Selectmen Chairman Francis Cavaco and Selectman Robert McLintock voting against renewal and Selectmen Gary Sagar voting ‘present’. Lamoureux has served for eight years. His contract expires on June 30, 2013 and the board was required to notify him of its intentions before the end of December. According to town counsel, the board’s failure to reach a consensus indicates that no action was taken. In that case, the contract is automatically renewed for one year. The board voted in a subsequent meeting on a motion to take no action on the contract. Parker, Almeida and Sagar voted yes and Cavaco and McLintock were opposed. Lamoureux’s contract is extended until June 2014.

Selectmen Approve Banna Fire Station Work

Selectmen last month approved approximately $17,000 of needed environmental clean-up work on the Banna Fire Station. An environmental engineering firm has been contracted to remove hazardous materials under the garage. The Mass. Department of Environmental Protection required that the work be done. The station was expected to be closed temporarily during the project. A few years ago, town meeting approved $750,000 to refurbish the fire station, but an article requesting $550,000 in additional funds was defeated in November.

Special Town Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 25

Michael Brady Considering Run for Board of Selectmen

Selectmen have scheduled a special town meeting on Feb. 25 for another vote on additional funding for the Banna Fire Station project. In November, residents rejected a proposal for $550,000 in additional funds to reconstruct the station on Pine Street. The building is named for firefighter Richard Banna, who died in the line of duty in 1977.

Chairman of the Finance Committee and former Selectman Michael Brady has taken out papers to run against Selectmen Chairman Francis Cavaco in the April 1 town election. Brady served as selectman from 2005 through 2011. Cavaco’s term is up this year and he has already announced plans to run for re-election.

Complaint Filed Against Selectmen Chairman Cavaco

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Public Works Director Robert Lamoureux reportedly filed a police complaint against Selectmen Chairman Francis Cavaco in which he alleged that Cavaco swore at him. Cavaco reportedly denies the claim.

Seekonk’s New Interest Rate on Bonds Expected to Save Money for Town

Town treasurer Christine DeFontes has negotiated a new bond interest rate which is expected to save the town $175,000 a year over ten years. The bonds were originally taken out in 2003 to pay for projects at Seekonk High School and Martin Elementary.

Harley Nominated for Third Grammy

Seekonk native Bill Harley has been nominated for a 2013 Grammy award for his album “High Dives and Other Things That Could Have Happened.” The popular musician and children’s performer is a two-time Grammy winner for previous spoken word albums in 2007 and 2009. The Grammy winners will be announced on Feb. 10.

Former Selectwoman Carol Bragg Announces Plans for 30-day Fast

Former selectwoman Carol Bragg reportedly plans to begin a 30-day fast on New Year’s Day to advocate for a national initiative on nonviolence. During the fast, she plans to drink only water, lemon juice and take supplements. She reportedly said she wants a multidisciplinary national advisory commission on the causes of nonviolence created and nonviolence education included in the curriculum of elementary and secondary schools as well as other initiatives.

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Antiquarian Society....................29 Business Directory.....................93 Church Listings..........................74 Classifieds..............................92 Club Announcements.................24 Dining Guide...............................90 Events and Activities..................36 Health & Fitness........................48 Heard at Country Kitchen...........10 How You can Help......................67 Letters to the Editor......................7 Library......................................64 Obituaries................................87 People in the News..................34 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......84 Rehoboth Fire Facts.................16 Rehoboth Ramblings...................8 Rehoboth Rescue Squad..........14 Rehoboth Town News.................12 School...................................40 Scouts..................................53 Seekonk Human Services..........80 Seekonk Scene..........................22 Sports Update............................55 State House................................76 Sturdy...................................71 Then and Now............................31 Weddings & Anniversaries........89 Who’s Who................................18 More Who’s Who.................68

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

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When the holiday season comes, many times people ask what to do with the wrong present. Sometimes the reply is “Put it away and only use it when the giver comes to visit.” And other times the answer is “Return it at the store and get your money back.: I have a better answer I would like my town to hear. Donate it! My mother came home from work today and she said her work was doing a toy drive, but the amount of toys being donated was lower than usual. This news was sad to me because some people may not get presents this year, but I will. And also I know that I will sit down to dinner on Christmas Day and there will be leftovers for a week, but that is not the case for others. I went out shopping this past Saturday and bought with my own money that I had been saving up for an iPod, items for families who need help. I think anyone in Rehoboth who can afford it should pitch in too, and donate whether they are giving food or a toy and no matter what time of year. Thank you for taking your time to read my letter. Very Sincerely, Abby Abrahamson, age 11, Rehoboth

Signup Established For Emergency Conservation Program (Ecp) Following Hurricane Sandy Damage

Taunton, MA, December 11, 2012 – Bristol/Norfolk/Suffolk County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Julie Viveiros, announced that the official signup for cost-share assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) began on November 30, 2012 and ends on January 29, 2013. Owners of farmland in Bristol County who suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for assistance under ECP. While the USDA-FSA has already been accepting applications from farmland owners; this announces an official signup period that is required by program regulations. A farmland owner qualifying for ECP assistance may receive financial assistance levels not to exceed 75 percent of the eligible cost of restoration measures which are aimed at restoring farm related resources. The following types of measures may be eligible: EC1 Removing Debris From Farmland EC3 Restoring Permanent Fences To be eligible for assistance, practices must not be started until all of the following are met: An application for financial assistance (FSA-848) has been filed The local FSA County Committee (COC) or its representative has conducted an onsite inspection of the damaged area The Agency responsible for technical assistance, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has made a needs determination. Farmland owners in Bristol County who may have suffered a loss should contact the following USDA, Farm Service Agency office: Bristol/Norfolk/Suffolk County Farm Service Agency 104 Dean Street, Suite 204 Taunton, MA 02780 (508) 880-0185

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Winter Wishes: And A Happy New Year Well, we survived the predicted end of the world on December 21, surprise, surprise. New Year’s is traditionally the time for making resolutions but I gave that up a long while ago. I would like to express some wishes for the coming year, however, ranging from the very serious to the more trivial. First and foremost in my mind, I wish that we would never again have to read or hear about a massacre, especially of little children, and especially at Christmas. I wish such unspeakable atrocities never happened in our world. I wish we could all make progress towards ending the deadly gun violence that plagues our society. While it is customary to wish for peace in the world during the holidays, this wish should be honored all through the year. However an illusive goal it may seem, it is one worth working for, even in small ways. I wish that the economy would get better and not worse in the coming year, as do we all. I wish that all the unemployed and under-employed people out there would find work, or better work. I wish that we would not have any hurricanes this year. I would also wish for a mild winter but, judging from 2012, this might just lead up to the type of hot summer we want to avoid, a summer

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File this under: Columns That Should Have Been Written Before Holiday Shopping Ended. This may have been a good gift idea for some of you, so I’m sorry I’m late to the Christmas party. As many in my family have realized in recent years, we have enough junk. So this year I thought, why get people more junk to clutter up houses? Instead, I got a few things people needed, and added the gift of giving. My sister got a mattress pad she needed, because a dorm room bed is a special kind of torture that probably violates the 8th

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The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of January. 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 January will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto DATE/TIME                                       DRIVE/LOCATION Wednesday, January 16, 2013                Faith Alliance Church 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM                                 833 Pleasant Street, Attleboro Saturday, January 19, 2013                    Senior Center 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM                               55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth Saturday, January 26, 2013                    Attleboro Moose Lodge 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM                                 241 Thacher Street, Attleboro *Prizes are non transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

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Dog licenses for 2013 are now available and may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office. Dog license applications must be accompanied by a current rabies certificate (with a vaccination date of May 1, 2013 or after of the current licensing year) and proof Kathleen J. Conti of spay or neuter unless we already have it Town Clerk on file in the Clerk’s Office. If you’re unsure, just give the office a call and we can tell you how up to date our information is. Dog owners should note that the license(s) will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included (the current postage is 64¢ for one dog, 81¢ for two dogs and 98¢ for three dogs). There are still 7 unlicensed dogs for 2012.

The Annual Town Election

The Annual Town Election for the Town of Rehoboth will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 with the polls open from 10 am to 8 pm. – 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. Nomination papers are now available for any registered voter in Rehoboth wishing to run for election on the Town ballot. The nomination papers may be picked up by prospective candidates at the Town Clerk’s office and must be returned, signed by a Serving Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea minimum of 45 registered voters, to the and surrounding area Board of Registrars at the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on February 11th. Positions to be elected on the ballot for 2013 are Moderator (one for 1 year), Selectmen (one for 3 years), Treasurer (one for 3 years), Assessor (one for 3 years), School Services Include: Committee (one for 3 years), Planning Board • In-Home Pet Sitting • Mid-Day Exercise and Training (two for 5 years), Park Commission (one for • Broad Range of Pet Training • Behavioral Modification 5 years), Constable (three for 3 years), Housing Authority (one for 5 years) and Water • Pet Taxi, Including Vet Visits • Backyard Wildlife Management Commissioner (two for 3 years). You’ll feel confident and relaxed The final voter registration date to be eligible to vote in the Annual Town Election while you are away with your pets is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office. in our capable, caring hands. Prospective voters are reminded that they may also register to vote by calling the Town Clerk’s Office to request a Mail-In voter Professional Memberships Include: registration form. Free Ongoing Consultation •ABS Animal Behavior Society Applications for absentee ballots are •ACABC Association Of Companion For “Preferred Customers” available as of January 3rd and may be Animal Behavior Counselors Initial Consultation Free obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. An •NAPPS National Association Of Fully Bonded and Insured absentee ballot may only be obtained by Professional Pet Sitters John J. Smith, Owner/Operator •PSI Pet Sitters International written request and with the voter’s original

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Annual Town Census

Our Annual Town Census Forms for year 2013 were mailed to all households in Rehoboth during the last week of December. If you don’t receive your census form within the first week of January, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office. The Board of Registrars is required to conduct an annual listing of residents as of the first of January each year. In addition to the name, address, date of birth, occupation, veteran status and number of dogs, the form includes a section for school information required by the school department. Results of the census are used to prove residency for a variety of reasons. The data is used for state college entrance applications, veterans’ benefits, amending and establishing birth records, locating missing persons, establishing precinct lines, predicting future school enrollment, state and federal funding to the town, police and fire protection, updating the voting list and other legal purposes. Failure to return the completed form may result in voters being placed on an inactive voting list or being removed from the voting list. Enclosed with the census form, for the convenience of our dog owners, is an application form for renewal of your 2013 dog license(s). This gives dog owners the opportunity to license their dogs well before the annual April 1st due date should they want to license their dogs early. Residents are requested to please send in their census forms as quickly as possible regardless of whether or not they license their dogs at this time. Residents are asked to return their completed form by mail or place their form in one of the “Census” containers, which are at the Blanding Public Library, the Council on Aging and at the Bristol County Savings Bank. The containers will remain at these locations through the end of January for your convenience. New residents may receive blank forms, which they are asked to complete and return. If no form is received, residents are asked to contact the Town Clerk’s Office.


Rehoboth Republican Town Committee

The Republican Caucus to nominate candidates for the April 1, 2013 Town Election will be held on February 6, or in the case of inclement weather, an alternative date of Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Palmer Elementary River School. The list of offices to be filled is as follows: Moderator one year Board of Selectman three years Board of Assessors three years Constable three years Constable three years Constable three years Treasurer three years D-R District School Committee three years Planning Board five years Planning Board five years Park Commission five years Housing Authority five years Water Commissioner three years Water Commissioner three years Anyone interested in seeking any of the above offices as a Republican candidate should contact the Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, Frederick E. Vadnais at 252-9029. The Caucus is open to any registered Republican or un-enrolled voter of the Town of Rehoboth as of December 1, 2012.

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Applications for absentee ballots are available as of January 3rd and may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots are obtained by written request only and must have the voter’s original signature. Any questions regarding voter eligibility or requests for “mail-in” voter registration forms may be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office.

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Business owners whose business certificate will expire during January through June of 2013 should have received a reminder for renewal. The renewal fee is $50.00 (certificate renewal is good for four years) and checks should be made payable to The Town of Rehoboth. Questions regarding any of the above topics may be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 508-252-6502, X109 or X110.

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Only 1/3 of all households in America have a home fire escape plan. If there was a fire in your home does your family know the different escape routes and where to meet? A detailed plan should discuss different escape routes based on different origins of the fire. Second floor bedrooms should have escape ladders or other means of egress from the room in case a fire is between the bedroom and the stairs. Before opening any doors always feel the door with the back of your hand to check if the door is warm. If you feel heat on your hand you should use another escape route. Opening the door will allow the fire to enter the room. When your family exits the house do you have a meeting place? Your meeting place should be away from the house to allow fire personnel to work the scene and should not be near your driveway or the street to avoid vehicular accidents. A mailbox, neighbors door another remote easily accessible area should be agreed upon so all family members can be accounted for.

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Burning season begins January 15, 2013 and runs thru May 1, 2013. Burning permits must be obtained from Fire Station #1, Center Station at 334 Anawan St. Below are the rules and regulations for Massachusetts. Massachusetts Brush Burning Regulations: You may only burn BRUSH! All other materials are illegal. No leaves, grass, hay, stumps, building debris or any other materials are allowed to be burned. All open burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from buildings or structures.

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ble for playing holiday songs. Brownies and Girl Scouts sang Happy Birthday to celebrate their 100th birthday and Seekonk’s 200th and holiday songs. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck to meet the children. Cookies donated by Johnson & Wales and cocoa donated by Stop&Shop and Dunkin’ Donuts were served. Thanks go to all who participated and donated as well as to the Seekonk fire department for their help in setting up and transporting Santa and Mrs. Claus and to the Seekonk Public Works Department for decorating the tree. The tree was planted by Kiwanis in memory of their founder Morris Goldberg. We appreciated the many parents and children who helped us celebrate the holiday season and donated food for the Seekonk food pantry “Doorways”.

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Town Of Seekonk Elderly And Disabled Taxation Aid Fund Committee

Dear Friends, The holiday season is traditionally a time for giving. This year, as you review all of the many requests that you receive, we hope that you will consider giving a gift that will make a difference to some elderly and/or disabled Seekonk homeowners. We are asking for your support, as the needy must rely on the kindness of others. No gift is too small. Your donation will help reduce the real estate taxes of those applicants who meet all of the qualifications for aid. We hope that you will make a gift, perhaps as a donation sent in memory of a deceased family member or friend. Please make your federal tax deductible donation check to: Town of Seekonk Taxation Aid Fund Collector’s Office 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771 Thank you so much for your consideration. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! Sincerely, The Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund Committee


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Seekonk Police Join Hundreds of Other Officers to Visit Sick Child in Virginia

Members of the Seekonk Police Department – Det. Tom Hedrick and Officers Eric Chalifoux and Shaun Kelley – were part of a large convoy that helped make the holiday wish of a sick child in Virginia come true. More than 250 officers from all over New England traveled to Virginia to visit five year-old Nathan Norman, who is battling a rare form of brain cancer. The convoy was organized by Burlington police. The boy’s Christmas wish was to receive holiday cards from his heroes - police officers and firefighters. He received more than 20 cards per day from public safety personnel around the world. Seekonk police joined members of the Burlington and Norton police departments delivering cards and gifts to Nathan and his family one day last month. Other local departments, including the Foxboro and Easton Police Departments, also contributed cards and other gifts. Visit for more information.

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‘Streak is a large male domestic medium haired cat who is about two years old. He came to the shelter after he was found climbing out of a dumpster in an elderly housing facility looking for a bite to eat. He was extremely underweight, but since then has gained a significant amount of weight and is now a big healthy boy looking for his forever home. Streak is very friendly and laid back, but would prefer to be the only cat in the house. Since he is a larger cat, our cages are not as accommodating to him as they are the others, and is in desperate need of more space. If you are able to give Streak the home that he has always deserved, please contact the Seekonk Animal Shelter at 508-336-6663 or visit us at 100 Peck Street, Seekonk MA 02771’ For more info visit our website or our Facebook page:

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It will be a new year when you read this and I hope it will be a happy and productive one for all of us. Our next meeting will be January 8, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. when we will address resolutions for our organization as well as ourselves. So if you come please bring new ideas of how we can help the community. We are open to suggestions. Our Christmas celebration was a success. Lots of toys were brought by the members and given to the Berkley firefighters for their toy drive. Financial support was voted for Corline Cronan, Bay state Pomona and Berkley Celebrations Committee. Our Yankee Swap was fun and was followed by a game led by Carol Mendonca. After the meeting we enjoyed refreshments provided by Wesley Paull. A few more ideas from the National Grange Masters address to the 145th meeting, He spoke of the necessity of passing the Farm bill which seems to be stalled in the House. He emphasized that all of us rely on agriculture and it should not be a “partisan football”. The Grange encourages Congress to work to save the USPS by either eliminating the prepayment requirement for future employees, retirement health benefits or by releasing USPS from congressional oversight so they may make decisions based on market conditions. “A sustainable and prospering U.S. Postal Service is a must for rural America.” I hope that our leaders will continue to work for the good of our country. The Grange motto is “ American Values Home town Roots.” God Bless and Happy New Year.

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Seekonk Lions Club

Our next meeting will be held at 7PM, January 10th at DiParma’s Restaurant in Seekonk. Our monthly clam boil will be 7PM, January 24th at the Seekonk Rod and Gun Club. For more information on either of these events, please visit our web site at seekonklions. org or call George Poli @ 401-749-0261 for more details about our organization and membership.

Attleboro Historic Preservation Society

As part of its ongoing mission to preserve, restore, promote and develop the historical assets of our city, the Attleboro Historic Preservation Society will join to celebrate “The 100th Anniversary of The Balfour Company”. The L.G. Balfour Company established on Friday, June 13, 1913 grew and flourished from a small nucleus of skilled craftsmen led by Mr. Lloyd Garfield Balfour in a facility here in Attleboro. The meeting presenter, George Shelton, will share the history of the Balfour Company. The Attleboro Historic Preservation Society invites former employees of the company to attend this meeting to share their memories of the company. This meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, in the Attleboro Industrial Museum, 42 Union Street, Attleboro, MA. The public is invited to attend all Attleboro Historic Preservation Society meetings and are encouraged to bring a friend.


Rehoboth Business Association Meeting Notice Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 Speaker: Janet M. Letourneau, MBA, CPBA President of Peak Performers Topic: Employees, Expectations, Empowerment, & Excellence! How They Impact Your Success! Hillside Country Club 82 Hillside Avene Rehoboth, Ma 02769 6:00 – 6:30 PM Social 6:30 PM Dinner 7:30 PM Business Meeting COST IS $20.00 FOR MEMBERS & $25.00 NON-MEMBERS RSVP BY JANUARY 11TH, 2013 EMAIL SALCYN506@AOL.COM OR CALL Dale at 508-252-3312

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The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club collected and distributed over 1000 winter coats on Friday Nov 23 at the EP Senior Center complex. . Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Club concentrates on community service projects in both the city of East Providence and town of Seekonk. Chartered in 1946, the East Providence, RI/Seekonk, MA Rotary Club (No. 6334, District 7950) is a local club of Rotary International, based in Chicago, IL. Visitors are welcome to join us for lunch and learn more about the Club and the good work that is supported throughout our community. The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club meetings are held at the Chellos on Warren Ave in East Providence RI, each Monday at 12:15 pm. For more information, visit the Club Web site at or write: PO Box 14303, East Providence, RI 02914.

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The Carpenter Museum... Rehoboth...We’re Ready to Get Down to Business!

We’ve been working hard to come up with a great theme for our next oral history project, and here it is: “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth!” We’ll be interviewing Rehoboth residents who remember past local businesses. For instance, remember the Santos Market on Water Street and the DeMattos Market on Rte. 44? We’ll have Shady Bend c.1920 lots more to tell you about them in our next issue! And we’re “gearing up” for our spring season, with our ever-popular tea on March 3. Hetty Green (reenacted by Susan Kramer) will visit! Nicknamed “The Witch of Wall Street,” Hetty was as famous for her frugality as she was for her impressive wealth. Hetty (1834-1916) was a famous businesswoman who lived during the Gilded Age. She is said to be the first woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street. Hetty was born in New Bedford, MA and in his later years her son Ned built a huge mansion on Round Hill (Dartmouth, MA). We’ll celebrate the era when the Shady Bend Tea Room was open for business in the early 1920s. (Shady Bend was the name of that small, yellow building next to the Palmer River Dam on Bay State Road.) Here are some other upcoming events: Dr. Lisa Daft and Dr. Jared Stubbs In April, we’ll have a fun event called “A Pint, A Pie & A Play.” We are working on the Are pleased to announce Dr. Chris Vanderpool details, but basically we’ll offer you beer/ has joined our family and cosmetic dental practice. soda and pizza and one or more reenactors will entertain you with short stories about Providing comprehensive dental care in working conditions in local mills more than a century ago. Seekonk, MA for more than 35 years. May 1, Wednesday evening, will be our We welcome new patients! Annual Meeting. Family Day will be June 2, Sunday afternoon: “The Way We Worked in Rehoboth,” with hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

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Raising Silk in Rehoboth: A Short-Lived Enterprise Did you know that there was once a small silkworm industry in Rehoboth? It prospered briefly and then fizzled out in the late 1830s. According to Rev. George Tilton’s “History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts” (1918), there was a silk-raising enterprise on Salisbury Street, at the Levi Hunt farm, in 1837-1840. The Hunts and their neighbors had tried spinning in small quantities. They had an acre of white mulberry trees, and some red mulberry trees. The silkworms fed on

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the leaves of the mulberry. In 1837 some people from Providence leased the orchard, put up a building, and started business on a larger scale. Rev. Tilton explained, “The second year 200,000 worms were raised, producing about six hundred pounds of sewing silk, considered equal to the best Italian. A large number of leaves were required, and the careless manner in which they were collected by the children, who were paid by the pound, proved disastrous to the orchard and after three years the trees began to decline and many [trees] died.” “Mr. William W. Blanding recalls vividly seeing the worms on the shelves, eating the leaves and bringing their jaws together with obvious noise... When the cocoons are ready, the silk is spun and twisted and is at first stiff and hard, but when boiled the glue is removed and it becomes a beautiful pearly white, ready to take on various colors. The making of this silk created considerable interest in the community and small quantities were made by a number of families but the interest died away and the matter was forgotten.”

Thanks, Bristol County Savings for Helping Us Keep our Collection Safe

We are pleased to report that the Carpenter Museum was recently awarded $2,500 by the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation towards the purchase of thirteen PEM2 dataloggers to initiate an environmental monitoring program in our exhibit and storage spaces. As reported in the July/August newsletter, the Museum recently participated in the nationally competitive Conservation Assessment Program. Our assessor, Alexandra Allardt of ArtCare Resources in Newport, listed as a high priority the 24-hour monitoring of temperature and relative humidity, incorrect levels of which are damaging to collections. The Museum is grateful to the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation for their support of our endeavors to keep our collections safe.

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We will be closed on Sundays until March. Our staff and volunteers will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the winter. Please call if you have questions or would like to arrange a tour.

Tiger Cubs Hunt for Marvin’s Treasure

It’s always fun to have visitors at the Museum. And we had an especially enthusiastic group in October. Tiger Cubs—Dighton Pack 45 enjoyed our “Marvin the Mouse” treasure hunt. By the way...we have a NEW Treasure Hunt called “Mind Your Own Business, Marvin! At the Carpenter Museum.” Written by D-R student Elizabeth Oakley, this hunt focuses on our exhibits and artifacts that have to do with businesses in Rehoboth. So even if you’ve tried one of our treasure hunts before, why not come back with your family or scout troop and try our new one?

Tiger Cubs Dighton Pack 45 take a break from solving the puzzle which will help them open Marvin’s treasure box!

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Then... and Now Be a Rehoboth History Detective!

By Heather Handegard, Carpenter Museum Researcher Here is more information about the answer to last month’s challenge: The Perryville Grist and Turning Mill was a family run business and not the only mill run by a member of the Perry family. The last owner of the mill on Perryville dam was Charles Perry who apprenticed at the mill starting at the age of 19 under James Henry Perry in 1865. By 1871 Charles had become the sole owner. However in that same year he took on Edwin Perry of Pawtucket as his partner. The mill flourished until 1890 with Charles’s retirement. Farmers had less need to grind corn into meal and the children of Charles had no desire to continue the mill. In this picture taken in front of the turning mill is a 15 year old boy named Everett Otis Dexter (back row, second in from the right) who is the name sake of E. Otis Dyer. Otis recalls knowing Roy Horton who brought his corn to the mill to be ground into corn meal. That would’ve been over 90 years ago! The Carpenter Museum also has a collection of wood products produced by the turning mill at Perryville.

This was the first new car dealership in Rehoboth. Do you know where on Rte 44 it was located? And what business is located there today? Here are the clues to January’s historic site: This business was located on Rte. 44 where you could buy a Model A and in later years a De Soto along with other cars. This was the first business of this type in Rehoboth where you could purchase cars brand new! (See cover photo.) If you would like to guess the answer, email it to the Carpenter Museum at or mail it to PO Box 2 Rehoboth, MA 02769. A winner will be randomly drawn from all entries, and that person will receive a prize. Winners will be announced in the Reporter and this newsletter along with a photo of the correct location and more details.

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“Thou shalt not carelessly let thy tools drop to the bottom of the pond.” This was the eleventh commandment for ice harvesters in New England, Jane Hennedy said with a smile. Ms. Hennedy, the director of Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, gave a well-attended talk at the Carpenter Museum on Nov. 29. She explained that before people used ice on a regular basis, food was mostly preserved through drying and salting. Even canning foods was not possible until fairly recently. Jane explained that icehouses came along about the same time as the industrial revolution in New England. Showing slides of old Currier & Ives lithographs of ice harvesting in New England, Jane said that working on the ice gave people in the community a chance to socialize, too.

Ice King of the World

The first implements used were hand-held chisels and picks. Other key tools were an ice saw, ice tongs, ice gaff and an ice pick. The man most responsible for making ice-cutting into a big business in New England was Frederic Tudor of Massachusetts who was known as the “Ice King of the World.” His motto was “I have so willed it.” Tudor was the first person to build an above-ground icehouse and was the first to use a horse-drawn ice plow. By the middle of the 19th century, he had made millions from his everexpanding ice business. In the mid 1850s and 1860s, 75,000 tons of ice were being harvested each winter from Spy Pond in Arlington, MA. Walden Pond was also a prime spot for ice harvests. January to mid-February was the key time for cutting ice. The most sought-after ice was 8 to 12 inches thick. They especially wanted so-called black ice, that is, ice that was clear and bubble-free, not lumpy. Once mechanical harvesting with horse and plow got under way, ice cutters used a grid and cut the ice in blocks that measured 22 inches by 44 inches. Since the blocks were a standard size, they could be easily stacked on top of each other in an icehouse. Jane said the horses were able to navigate the ice without falling because they wore spiked shoes. Sometimes a man or a horse fell through the ice and getting them out could be a very difficult process. In 1915 a patent was awarded to the Fergus Falls Rotary Ice Cutting Machine, which could cut as much as 100 feet of ice per minute, making it pretty fast work compared to before. In Taunton, the C.D. Peirce Company became the biggest purveyor of ice. By 1896, they had six to eight teams for delivery. But eventually the Taunton Ice Company became the largest. Ice companies used conveyor belts to feed cakes of ice (each weighing between 200 and 300 pounds) up into the icehouse. “Switchers” at the bottom of each chute had the dangerous job of keeping the heavy blocks of ice moving along. In Rehoboth, ice was harvested on ponds such as Perryville Pond. Jane showed slides of the barn at Perryville Inn, owned by Tom & Betsy Charnecki of Rehoboth, which was partly an icehouse in the 19th century. She said that icehouses were often painted white to reflect the sun off the building in the summer. Icehouses were usually built of soft wood such as hemlock, spruce or soft pine. For insulation hay and sawdust were used, which is why icehouses could be found on farms and next to sawmills. Sawdust provided the most effective insulation for ice at that time. Dairy farms in Taunton and Rehoboth had a particular need for ice to keep their milk from spoiling.

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January 2013 The Reporter distant places such as India and Singapore. A very large shipment of ice that was adequately insulated would last a surprisingly long time in hot weather. Once a method for producing artificial ice came along in the early 20th century, it was preferred over possibly polluted pond water, but Tudor never converted from natural pond ice. Rural areas without electricity were the last to give up on natural ice. Jane also noted that during World War II the Brothers from LaSallette in Attleboro went to work cutting ice for the Courcy Brothers of Taunton. Jane described how in the early 20th century, the ice man would make his regular calls, bringing ice cakes by horse and wagon, and then carting a block of ice on a harness on his back into each customer’s house. She showed a large card from the Courcy Brothers in Taunton. If you put this card in your window right side up, it meant that you wanted 25 pounds of ice and if upside down it meant you wanted 50 pounds. She showed a photo from Steve Mathewson of Rehoboth, who owns a beautiful old oak icebox circa 1890, which was made in Arlington, VT. This icebox had a porcelain interior. Often slate was used for the lining. Business for the old-fashioned ice industry slowly began to melt away after the introduction of the electric refrigerator for the home. The first home refrigerator is credited to Christian Steenstrup of General Electric. It came out in 1927, and though it took decades before most people had home refrigerators, things were never the same in the ice business after that.


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Massachusetts Woman Fasts in Appeal to President and Congress to Embrace Dr. King’s Revolution of Values

A Massachusetts woman plans to fast from January 1 to January 30 in an appeal to the President, U.S. Congress, and the governors and state legislatures of the 50 states to embrace Dr. Martin Luther King’s revolution of values and commitment to nonviolence. Carol Bragg, of Seekonk, says she will fast for 30 days to elevate into the national dialogue about violence Dr. King’s prophetic call for a spiritual revolution in this nation and dedication to the love ethic expressed in the philosophy and practice of nonviolence. “The year 2013 provides a unique opportunity for this country to confront not only gun violence, but also the many other forms of violence that wound the body or spirit and diminish our ability to enjoy what Dr. King called the Beloved Community,” Bragg states. She notes that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington, and the Birmingham, Alabama civil rights campaign in which black schoolchildren met fire hoses and police dogs with unarmed love. Dr. King also published his collection of

January 2013 The Reporter sermons, Strength to Love, that same year. “In the wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut,” she asserts, “2013 is a year that cries out for national action.” In her appeal, Bragg calls for a National Day of Prayer and Reflection on individual and collective responsibility for violence, the appointment of a multidisciplinary National Advisory Commission on the Causes of Violence in America, the incorporation of nonviolence education into elementary and secondary school curricula, study by the academic community of the history and causes of violence, and emphasis by faith communities on teaching (not simply preaching) how to love unconditionally, forgive, and respond to anger and fear without resorting to physical or verbal violence. Raised in Attleboro, Massachusetts, Bragg has worked for the past 12 months on the Civil Rights Scholars Team for the JPMorgan Chase/The King Center collaboration digitizing Dr. King’s papers for web display at A former staff person for the American Friends Service Committee, the Quaker organization that nominated Dr. King for the Nobel Peace Prize, she served on the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, whose staff mentored King in nonviolence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and which King formally joined in 1958. “Let us make 2013 a year of renewal,” Bragg implores, “a year of dedication to building a nation where love abounds, where every citizen is encouraged to realize his or her fullest potential, where we debate vigorously and then seek consensus, where we renounce violence in favor of the nonviolent resolution of conflicts, where we value community and human relationships over material goods and technological devices.”

Kaytlyn Wilson Honored to attend International Scholar Laureate Program

Kaytlyn J. Wilson a 2012 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and a Political Science Major at Stonehill College and daughter of Amy M. Wilson of North Dighton has recently been nominated for her exemplary leadership, to attend the International Scholar Laureate Program Student Delegation on Diplomacy & International Relations in China this summer of 2013.

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Events & Activities Rehoboth Contra Dance

Caller, Dan Pearl; music by Riptide Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA Friday, January 11, 8 p.m. - $8

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Dan Pearl calls the Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, January 11

There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, January 11, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller Dan Pearl. Music will be performed by Riptide, with Alden Robinson, Glen Loper, and Owen Marshall. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.

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*FREE* On Sunday evening, January 13, 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 January 13 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 or call 508-6695656.

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The East Providence High School Class of 73 will be holding their 4oth reunion in October 2013 at Francis Farm in Rehoboth, Mass. The class of 1971, 1972, and 1974 will be joining us. The first meeting for the reunion will be on January 22nd. The meeting will be held at the Senior Center, 600 Waterman Avenue. The meeting time is 6:30 P.M. If there is anyone from the other classes that would like to attend the meeting, please give us a call, we need help to get the word out to the other classmates. For more info please call 401-437-2983.

Rehoboth Contra Dance

Caller, Lisa Greenleaf; music by Latter Day Lizards Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA Friday, January 25, 8 p.m. - $8

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On Saturday, January 26, Arts in the Village is pleased to present a concert featuring the Boston Trio. The ensemble will be performing works by Schumann, Dvorak, and the contemporary American composer John Musto. The members of the Trio, violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Denise Djokic, and pianist Heng-Jin Park, each have distinguished careers as soloists, recitalists, and chamber musicians, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Djokic, one of continued on next page...



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Superintendent’s News “DREAM” Dighton~Rehoboth Excellence & Achievement Moments Dighton~Rehoboth Regional School District:

The district received National recognition for the AP Program at the high school. This achievement represents significant gains in both AP access and student performance.

Palmer River Elementary School:

A beautification project has been taking place, including indoor painting As a Feinstein Foundation School, Palmer River received a donation of $5,000.00 The school held a Harvest Festival (with Chartwells Food Services) for all students: turkey with all the fixings were served Each Palmer River student contributed a canned good to the Rehoboth Food Pantry

Beckwith Middle School:

Beckwith staff recently acquired technology support, along with various additional, new staff The school’s Spelling Team placed 3rd in the Massasoit League A new washing machine will be arriving for the “Life Skills” students, thanks to the generosity of the Rehoboth PTSA The PTSA is also helping with the faculty room makeover Teachers are focusing on assessing students and collecting data to help provide intervention to students as needed

Dighton Elementary School:

There was a Common Core focus during staff professional development day The Dighton PTO continues to support the Dighton community with fundraisers, donations of time and supplies, Rachel’s Challenge, and donations to the food bank New monthly students assemblies are set to celebrate student achievements such as Accelerated Reader, Study Island contests, Chairs of Kindness, etc.

January 2013 The Reporter The 4th grade Peer Leaders have set into motion 2 holiday projects: Hurricane Sandy donations to the Red Cross, and the “toy collection” will donate toys to the Dighton Food Pantry and New Hope

Dighton Middle School:

Dighton Middle School took a field trip to “A Christmas Carol”. The play tied into the Common Core by designating both pre– and post– performance assignments for each student The Dighton Middle School Spelling Team placed 2nd in the Massasoit League competition The Best Buddies Program has begun. On December 13th the Best Buddies will be working together to make wreaths for the Dighton Nursing Home

Dighton~Rehoboth Regional High School:

DRRHS awarded a long-overdue diploma to a WWII veteran, who was drafted in 1944 and never able to formally receive his diploma The high school held a fundraiser for cancer that brought in over $1,500.00 Student tardiness, for those students who have been late 3 or more times, has been reduced by 50% National AP Program recognition Falcon’s Nest: Staff News New members to the DR Family Shannon Tomassone—District Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) Keith Medeiros—Dighton Elementary School courier/custodian

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(retirees) John Durkee, grade 4 at Dighton Elementary School Paulette Angell, grades 7 & 8 at Beckwith Middle School Cynthia Bergeron, library/media specialist at DRRHS Diane Hayes, business teacher at DRRHS Shelia Haskins, library/media specialist at Beckwith Middle School Dawnne Steele, math specialist at Dighton Middle School District Professional Development: Faculty continues to devote time to professional development with our full-day professional development day for teachers and paraprofessionals. We focused on: the Common Core standards for the district, literacy, new math standards/assessments, fine arts curriculum/assessment, Open Circle, Project Adventure, IEP’s, autism, CTE, and behavioral strategies. One new workshop style was a special presentation by Tim Tichacek’s brother, Dan, who talked about his experiences in school as a student with autism. He was a superb spokesperson for inclusion! The high school hosted Dan and Tim this week, so the entire faculty can share his amazing story during a regular faculty meeting.

DRRHS Career and Technical Education Department:

The Video Production department has unveiled a new marketing video for the CTE Program. This is designed to educate students about our CTE Program. The video outlines course offerings, and will be highlighted as a part of the yearly presentation to upcoming 8th grade students The CTE department is in the process of completing the state accreditation process for this program

District Grant Funds:

The district has been awarded over $1,900,000.00 in various grant funds for FY ‘13 Grants are used to support/supplement programs such as professional development (teacher quality), special education, Title 1, and CTE From the Entire Staff At Dighton~Rehoboth Regional School District We Wish You the Happiest of Holidays And a Wonderful New Year!!

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Happy New Year!!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in our Palmer River School Community health, happiness, and a love for learning in the New Year. Join us in working toward our vision of helping all of our students to reach their individual academic potential and acquire a love for learning. You can expect to hear more about our students who are preparing for the MCAS testing and teachers who are emphasizing the common core standards as we strive to put our best foot forward in 2013. Remember to set a good example at home for your children- turn off those electronics and be a reader! The New Year affords us all the opportunity to set new goals and establish routines that will bring about results. Take time to talk with your children about their learning and guide them to set goals or make an academic resolution for the coming year. Partner with your child’s teacher to help them to achieve that which they have set in their mind to do. Together, these goals are attainable!

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We Thank You!- We would like to extend our gratitude to the members of the Rehoboth Police Department who diligently supported us at our school just prior to vacation. While our students always enjoy visits form these wonderful role models- it was an extra comfort to know that they were close at hand amidst the change in our national climate. We send a special “thank you” to Chief of Police, Lieutenant Trombetta, for making a personal visit with his team of specialists. The administrative team at Palmer River looks forward to our continued partnership in strengthening school safety. We are appreciative of the care and dedication showed to our teachers, students and families. We additionally thank Patrolman Keith Perry, for volunteering an entire day to read The Grinch who Stole Christmas to many of our students. We are lucky to have a police department that sets such a great example for our youth.

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In grade one with Mrs. Bergeron, there were many wonderful activities to keep the students focused on learning in a fun way. They hosted a family read day on Dec. 7th - parents came in to class to read with their child (or children). Mrs. Bergeron reported that it was the “most amazing thing she had ever seen” and she is excited to do it again soon. The children also Celebrated “Grinch Day” on the 19th by wearing green, listening to Officer Perry read the Seuss story to them, and completing Grinch activities like; The Grinch Who Stole Words and Making Grinch Stew with words, and much more. Teaming with their fourth grade buddies, the students read Christmas stories and made Gingerbread houses that followed a specific criteria involving math and engineering. Students had to have a pattern, show symmetry, include polygons and more. The students also used an estimation jar full of ornaments. Congratulations to winners Lily Infante and Allison Tito who made the correct estimate. This year, in lieu of teacher gifts, Mrs. Bergeron invited her parents to make donations to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. In total, they donated $120 to the American Red Cross for Sandy Relief. What a terrific gift!

Gingerbread homes were created by students for use at local nursing homes and senior centers.

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Students from Mrs. Augusta’s second grade and Mrs. Gridley’s fourth grade class hosted a “Holidays Around the World Cultural Fair” on Friday, December 21st. Students worked with their buddy class to research different countries and their winter holiday celebrations and traditions. Students researched England, Norway, France, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, The Philippines, Russia, and Italy. The students made traditional crafts from their country and sold them to their parents and families for $1.00. We were able to raise $175 for the Rehoboth Food Pantry. It was a wonderful success!

Blizzard of Generosity in Grade 2

The students in Mrs. Ormerod’s class have been busy spreading holiday cheer! As part of their commitment to being Feinstein Junior Scholars, the students spent part of the holiday season doing good deeds for others. First, the students and their families made small donations to help buy gifts for Helping Hands and the Blizzard of Giving. Together, Room 35 was able to purchase several items for families in need, including a bike helmet, a jacket, shoes, and a new phone! Next, the students worked together to decorate gingerbread houses that were delivered to local nursing homes and senior centers. Thank you to all of the students and parents for making the holidays extra special and bright!

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Beckwith Canned Food Drive

Students and staff contributed a total of 3,523 cans, which included cans, gift cards, and money. Thank you to everyone who helped us to help the Rehoboth Food Pantry and thank you to Hannah Howard for running the can drive this year.

School Day Ailments

As a reminder, if your child is not feeling well during the school day, he/she should be seen by the school nurse. Students should not be using their cell phones during the school day and should report to the nurse’s office if they do not feel well enough to stay in their classes.  If your child should call/text you that he/she is not feeling well, please instruct them to see the nurse for a health evaluation.  We rely on the medical expertise of our nurse to determine how to treat each individual’s health complaints.

Thoughts for Winter

With winter right around the corner, you may want to discuss with your child what he/she should do in the case of an unplanned early dismissal from school or if after school activities are canceled. In the event of district-wide early dismissals due to inclement weather, the local radio and television stations will be

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notified and they will carry the announcement. In this situation, the high school is dismissed first, followed by our middle school and finally the elementary school. If your middle schooler would be the first one home, he/she should know how to get in the house (with a key pinned in a special section of the backpack that isn’t used often perhaps or knowledge of where a special key is kept for emergencies). You can sign up to receive email or text alerts from WJAR’s website,, or WHDH’s website to be notified of a school delay or closing. Our automated “One Call Now” system will allow us to notify parents by telephone. Hopefully we will have an uneventful winter, but it is always good to be prepared.

Principal’s Coffee

The next Principal’s Coffee will be held on Thursday, January 16. This will be the second in the series Adolescents …is this really normal? This session, Emotions: The Drama of It All, will explore how emotions serve a purpose, the emotions of adults and teens, and the interplay between the two. We look forward to seeing you there!

Universal Screening

Our guidance department is in the process of conducting a universal screening of all students at Beckwith Middle School in the areas of reading fluency, reading comprehension, math computation, and math problem-solving. This screening should be completed soon. The information gained from this screening will help us better understand the strengths and weaknesses of our students so that we may continue to provide the most beneficial educational programming at Beckwith.

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Cathy Mondor, RN, BSN ‘Tis the season! Unfortunately, in this instance, we are talking about cold and flu season. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school or give them a dose of Tylenol or Motrin before coming to school. This could make the difference in their making it through the day. Remind them to wash their hands frequently and to use proper cough etiquette (into elbow and not hands). Make sure they are properly hydrated and are getting sufficient sleep so that they may be able to fight the inevitable cold. REMINDER: please make sure your child is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol and Motrin before sending them back to school after an illness. And, as always, please call the school in the morning to inform us of your child’s absence/illness. Thank you.

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January 2013 The Reporter can we do about this waste? How can we spread the word and educate people? From these questions their project began. During our meeting on November 26 this team started doing an inventory of the electronics at Beckwith Middle School and they should complete this on December 3.  Stay tuned for more information on how the project is developing and on how we can all play a part in saving electricity.

District Festival Chorus

Congratulations to Beckwith Middle School students Madison Burtan, Kristina Perez, and Eveline Rossi for being selected as members of the Southeastern Massachusetts District Festival Chorus. These students auditioned against other vocalists from more than 90 middle and high schools in Southeastern Massachusetts. They will represent Beckwith Middle School in March at the District Music Festival.

Geography Bee

Congratulations to the top ten students who will be competing in the school-wide geography bee! Out of nearly 300 students, the following 7th and 8th grade students qualified to compete in January: Mitchell Brown, Colette Watson, Joey Reed, Charlie Pike, Megan Moran, Sean Silva, Matt Veader, Emily Greenberg, Tim Pray, and Kyle O’Connell. Who will be the geography bee champion? Find out when they face off in January!

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Feehan’s 17th Annual Santa Shop

T’was the season for the Bishop Feehan High School annual Santa Shop which collected and distributed Christmas gifts to over 225 local families in need on December 13. Families who registered through St. Vincent de Paul had the opportunity to select up to 5 gifts for each of their children, visit with Santa, and every child left with a new pair of warm pajamas. In a letter of thanks to parents for their help in purchasing toys , Principal George Milot commented, “I am humbled to tell you we had over 4,500 new toys, $10,000 worth of raffle items, numerous warm pajamas, coloring books, crayons and stuffed animals.” Well over 500 students took part in the running of the event, from leading parents through the sections of toys and carrying gifts for parents, to babysitting and giftwrapping. Director of Campus Ministry Adam Butler added, “Once it all got going, it was really the entire school that took over and made it happen.”




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Pack 1 Rehoboth Happenings

Bill Dalpe and Tom Gordon take their Webelos dens to Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxboro for a hike. The Scouts are earning their Arrow of Light and will cross over to various Boy Scout Troops in March.

Tigers visit the Fire Station to help them complete their Where I Live Achievement. Thank you Lt. Larivee for giving the boys a tour of the station and going over the fire departments fire apparatus.

Pack 1 gets into the Christmas spirit. The boys spend the evening singing Christmas carols for the residents of the Life Care Center in Attleboro.

Bears complete their Law Enforcement Achievement. Thank you to the Rehoboth Police Department and Officer Perry for teaching the boys the importance of fingerprinting and how it helps the Police Department Solve crimes.

Pack 1 would like to congratulate the newest Bobcat Award recipients. Congratulations to the boys and their families for all their hard work.

Pack 1 enjoys a visit with Santa. The boys and their families would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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SPORTS UPDATE Dighton-Rehoboth Sports Roundup In the second year of a co-ed swim program at DR, coach Bob Hassan’s bunch is consistently improving. The boys are 1-3, while the girls are winless in only three chances. But a young program like this one is just looking for improvement, and Hassan says they are getting it, “Swimmers are consistently dropping their times, every time out,” the coach said after their most recent meet. On both sides of the gender line, Dighton-Rehoboth is expected to have swimmers qualified at the state level. Tayla Slater has qualified for the girls’ state meet in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, and the 100-yard breaststroke. On the boys’ side, Bryan Tran is close to qualifying in the 50-yard freestyle.

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The team currently holds a 2-3 mark after a disappointing start to the season. Two of the Tim Dorrance -Owner three losses are to undefeated teams in Seekonk and Old Rochester, likely the two favorites to win the South Coast Conference. Injuries have plagued the Falcons in the early going, keeping them from sitting at the top of the table with the Seekonk’s and Old Rochester’s. Colton Silvia is the senior captain and currently owns top ten times in the conference in 55, 300, 600, 100 meter races and the mile. Senior shot putter and captain Liam Hoye has been a consistent force for the team. Sophomore runners Jacab Juncker and Ty Enos have also been productive, and are the heirs apparent to the mantle www. of leadership for next year’s squad.


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Coach Deven Antani admits that the team is a long shot for a conference title. “It would take some untimely losses by an undefeated Old Rochester team as well as losses from some other powerful conference foes,” the coach acknowledged recently. His team sits at 2-2-1 to this point in the season. Samantha Rodrigues and Emily Souza lead the sprinting corps. Emily Cronan and Mia Rogers, who lead the distance crew, both hold top ten times in the conference in the mile and two mile. Jordan Reed leads the throwers as the second shot putter in the conference, and her coach says she has, “an eye on first before the season’s out.” Squad leadership emanates from senior captains Veronica Delaney and Danielle Cote.

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Dighton-Rehoboth has only two wins, but both have come in conference games against Wareham and Greater New Bedford Voc. Tech. With a 2-2 record, the Falcons have a huge game this week against rival Seekonk, where they will look to score an emotional victory and keep their heads above the .500 mark. This matchup will take place at Dighton-Rehoboth, with the rematch in early February at Seekonk. Matchups with the Warriors will be key for a scuffling Falcons team as Seekonk is also having a rough season at 1-6. A thin schedule could benefit the Falcons, who need only notch five more wins to clinch a playoff spot this season.

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The Falcons are as yet winless in eight tries on the season. “We’ve had a couple of tight games, but have not broken through yet,” says coach Jon Pacheco. His team had narrow losses to Apponequet and Wareham, but still has not managed a “W.” They will square off with the rival Warriors in Seekonk while the boys’ teams meet at Dighton-Rehoboth this week.

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DR/Seekonk Hockey

The Falcon hockey team is off to a 5-0 start, the best in the history of the young program. This excellent start means they will need only five more wins over their final 15 games to make the playoffs for the second straight season. With recent wins over Wareham and Apponequet, the Falcons are off and running towards their secondary goal of winning the South Coast Conference. If that particular quest is to continue, the coming week will be a large one. The Falcons have a matchup with Greater New Bedford Voc. Tech. and a home-and-home series with Bourne, as well as a non-league faceoff with Upper Cape Tech. Jake Roy continues to play well in net, and is backed up by the very capable Jake Robitaille, who has turned in two excellent performances when called upon. “The kid’s going to be a beast,” says Roy of his young understudy. Tyler Poland continues to stand out offensively, and Ethan Lanciaux’s high level of effort remains a sparkplug. Casey Escobar is scoring at a surprising rate for a defenseman. If things continue as they have for the Falcons, they could clinch a playoff spot as early as January 20th.

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At 5-0, the Warriors have to be at least a co-favorite with Old Rochester Regional, if not the outright favorite, to win the South Coast Conference. They have already beaten perennial contender Dighton-Rehoboth, and will square off with Old Rochester Regional and Greater New Bedford Voc. Tech. later this month. “We’ve had a couple of surprises so far,” says head coach Matt McCartin. The coach admits that his team has leaned too heavily on its distance team in recent years, but says things are changing now. Anthony Gilson is emerging as a good sprinter, and Mike Luti has returned to sprinting after recovering from football injuries. Isaiah Wooden, a standout from last year’s team, has moved around to different events. Nate Robitaille continues to shine as a thrower. The hot start has not been the norm for indoor track “We’ve had a tendency to start pretty slowly, and almost give away that first meet,” says McCartin. That was not the case this season, as the first meet was a win over rival Dighton-Rehoboth.


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Not off to as good a start as their male counterparts, the Lady Warriors are still a formidable squad in the hunt for the conference title. In the initial meet, Seekonk fell to Dighton-Rehoboth, and later lost to Apponequet. Their record stands at 3-2. Lucy Belt has scored in multiple events at all meets, including the 55-meter, 300-meter, and high jump. She is also expected to long jump in later meets. Julia Downing has thrown well for the team. Annie Gagnon has produced in her role as a distance runner, but has also served as a good leader to a very young team in her role as captain. “It’s a good young team, it may be a couple of

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pieces away, but it’s a good team,” said McCartin, who instructs some of the Lady Warriors in addition to serving as head coach for the boys.

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The Warriors are off to a disappointing 1-6 start this year. Captain Daniel Silva has been a standout on the court and growing as a leader. The senior swingman dropped 33 points in a game against Wareham last month, all while playing an unselfish brand of basketball. Injuries and suspensions have not been kind to the Warriors, whose only win is at Apponequet earlier this season. With playoffs a distant possibility at this point, the Warriors have a chance at a big victory, as they take on rival Dighton-Rehoboth on the road this week. For a trip to the postseason, the Warriors would need nine wins in their final 13 contests, which include rematches with all six of the teams they fell to earlier in the season.

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The Lady Warriors are off to a rough start at 0-8 this season. They are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, which would require they finish 11-3 or better down the stretch. Unlike their male counterparts, the Lady Warriors will not have to play all of the teams who already defeated them this season, but there are six teams coming up on the schedule fitting that description.

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Athletes from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) in E. Providence, RI, recently competed for qualifying spots at the upcoming Junior Olympic fencing competition slated for February 15-18, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. The Junior Olympics (JOs) is a prestigious, national event sponsored annually by the United States Fencing Association (USFA) for Junior and Cadet fencers (aged 20/under and aged 17/under respectively). All fencers must earn entry to the tournament by achieving high-place finishes at local competitions. The local competition for RIFAC fencers was the New England Division junior qualifying event at Specializing in all general Boston Fencing Club in Waltham, MA, on December 15-16, 2012. home repairs and remodeling Gavin Turner from Rehoboth topped the day for RIFAC with a gold medal victory in Junior Men’s Saber.  He will be traveling to • Decks • Fencing • Bathrooms • Kitchens Baltimore with the RIFAC team, RIFAC owner and head instructor Alex Ripa and coach Jeff Mooney. • Doors • Windows • Tiling • Basements

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Three Rehoboth residents, sisters Andrea and Ally Luongo, along with Maddie Jolin were named Girl’s Soccer All Stars for the Eastern Athletic Conference as well as the Sun Chronicle. Andrea Luongo: Andrea is a senior at Bishop Feehan and has started as a defender and midfielder for every match for the Shamrocks for four seasons until the last two weeks of this season when she suffered a torn ACL and underwent surgery. As a major force on the deAndrea Luongo fensive line for the Shamrocks, Luongo has been equally dominating at midfield. This year Andrea totaled four goals and 14 assists for the Shamrocks who went 14-2-2 during the regular season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 1 South Sectionals. She is also Student Council President, a peer ministry leader, a member of the National Honor Society, and a captain on the Nova Premier Soccer Club U18 team from Rehoboth. Ally Luongo: A junior at Bishop Feehan, Ally has similarly been in every match for three seasons for the Shamrocks, since joining her sister on the team. Luongo thrived at mid-field this season for Coach Phil Silva and is credited with eight goals and seven assists. She is an integral part of why the Shamrocks won 15 of their 20 matches this season. Ally is Junior Class Vice President, a peer ministry leader, a member of the National Honor Society and also plays for Nova Premier Soccer Club.

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The Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk is sponsoring the 17th annual Taste of the Town on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Johnson & Wales Inn, route 44, Seekonk, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 a person for unlimited sampling of food from many of the area’s finest restaurants and of wine and beer offered by many wine vendors. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle and a raffle of dinners and items from the vendors. Profits from this event will enable Kiwanis to continue to: offer scholarships and child care grants; to support the Key Club at the High School and the Builders’ Club at the Middle School; to support the Pediatric Trauma Institute in Boston’s Children’s Hospital as well as Hasbro Hospital in Providence; and the Elimination of tetanus in mothers and infants around the world. Tickets are available from Edith at 508-336-8130, Bev at 508-336-9352 and the Town Clerk at 508-336-2921 or email or The snow date is February 6th. Please come for a great evening while helping Kiwanis change the world “one Child and one Community at a time”.


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Richard Fairbanks took the stage to conduct a Hannukah favorite “ Song of Galilee” or better known as El Yivneh Hagalil. Sung in Hebrew, the English translation is: The Lord will build Galilee, Blessed be He who will build Galilee. Richard Fairbanks has a rich musical background. His teaching career brought him to EPHS where he taught from 1961 – 1989.  During his tenure at the high school he received Teacher of the Year award in 1974 and brought the Choraleers on concert tours of: British Isles, Portugal, Europe, Hawaii and Bermuda.   As a member and Director of the first East Providence Community Chorus he shared choral music with a wider audience, and directed the group from 1962 – 1972.  It is because of his love of music and dedication to his craft that he was invited to conduct his signature piece,  The Song of Galilee.   Many former members  of the Choraleers and Meistersingers,and former members of the  East Providence Community Chorus were in the audience. Nancy Vasiliauskas The ChoruS of East Providence welcomes a new soprano to the group.  Nancy sang her “Grown-Up Christmas List “by David Foster. The ChoruS is thrilled to add her talents to their performances.   Andy Duehring soloist singing “Silver Bells”.  Andy has a classic beautiful voice.  Duehring fans  join the ChoruS each concert to hear Andy sing.He always leaves the stage with the crowd wanting more of his music. Andy serves on the Board of Directors for the  ChoruS of East Providence .  

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Rhode Island’s Ballet Theatre

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt), a non-profit pre-professional training company for the region’s 9-18 year old aspiring ballet dancers, will be holding open auditions on January 17th at RI Ballet Arts Academy, 7728 Post Road (Post Road Plaza), North Kingstown, RI. The audition commences at 6:30pm. The audition fee is $15.


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December 6, 2012 – East Providence, RI - The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra begins the new year with the fourth concert of A Season of Symphonies: Tchaik 5, Mozart & The Kiss on Saturday January 19 at 8:00 pm at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF welcomes award-winning young pianist ADAM GOLKA to perform 28yrs Experience • MASTER LIC. #2505 Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, k. 491, in his debut performance with the Philharmonic. The Orchestra will also perform Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64. Resident Conductor FRANCISCO NOYA presents an informal talk about the concert program in the auditorium before the concert from 7:00‐7:25. WPRO News Talk 630 is the media sponsor for the season. Tickets ($15-100) are available at, the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. An Open Rehearsal takes place Friday January 18 at 5:30pm: tickets are only $12. 24-year-old pianist ADAM GOLKA is the winner of two prestiInterior and Exterior gious American awards: the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award and most recently the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award Painting - Wall covering of the American Pianists Association. In 2010, he made his Isaac Powerwashing Stern Auditorium debut at Carnegie Hall, playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto with the New York Youth Symphony, and in 2011, Quality Materials, Reasonable Prices he performed all five of Beethoven’s concertos in two consecutive Full Insurance Coverage nights with the Lubbock Symphony. In 2012, Adam replaced AnFamily Business for 87 years dre Watts with the Waco Symphony, playing the Brahms Second 14 Jones Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 Concerto with only three days’ preparation. Adam has amassed a broad repertoire for his age, performing more than twenty concertos #722-4174 Lic # 7657 and solo work that includes the thirty-two sonatas of Beethoven. He is also a dedicated chamber music and lieder collaborator. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Golka lives in New York City and is completing his studies with the legendary Leon Fleisher. “This program connects three great composers – Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky,” said Music Director LARRY 508-336-6610 RACHLEFF. “We begin with music from 508-336-5334 Stravinsky’s gorgeous neoclassic ballet The Fairy’s Kiss. Stravinsky claims Tchaikovsky 32 Industrial Court, Seekonk Fax 336-2510 as a great influence, so we’ll hear one of (across from Seekonk Speedway) Tchaikovsky’s favorite symphonies, his Fifth: a brooding, rich, patriotic, glorious work. FREE ESTIMATES • Fiberglass Work • Towing Tchaikovsky had an impassioned love for the music of Mozart, so we’ve invited young With Our New 60 Foot Spray Booth American pianist Adam Golka to play MoWe are able to repair... zart’s 24th Concerto. Adam is making big strides around the world, performing with AUTOMOBILES • DUMP TRUCKS • HEAVY EQUIPMENT all the great orchestras. I knew Adam when BOATS • R.V.'S • FARM EQUIPMENT • HORSE TRAILERS he was a little boy growing up in Houston Owners: Tom & Julie Clark and I’ve had such great joy watching his career develop. ”

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Winter News at The Library

Thanks to all who contributed your hand-made hats and scarves to the Christmas giving tree in the lobby at Goff Hall. These donations were given to Citizens for Citizens, an anti-poverty social services agency. Thanks to all who dropped off items for the Blizzard of Giving at the library in December. And a big thank-you to the Rehoboth Garden Club for the gorgeous wreaths that they made for the doors at Goff Hall this Christmas. Speaking of knitting, it’s sweater season: The knitting group will meet at the Blanding on alternate Thursday evenings at 7 pm starting on January 3 and again on Jan. 17. Knitters of all skill levels share tips, resources and enjoy friendly conversation. The book chosen for discussion at the Blanding book group in January is “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven” by Susan Jane Gilman. This non-fiction book is a memoir of two young and naive Americans finding their way around China back in the 1980’s. The book group will meet at the Blanding on Tues. Jan. 8 at 7:30 pm. New members are welcome. Copies of books discussed are available for borrowing from the Blanding.

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SEEKONK, MA – Get those New Year resolutions off to a wonderful start by joining the Dollars & Sense program at Seekonk Public Library! This FREE two year financial literacy program will help you better manage the small or large amount of money you already have, grow it into more money, and use it to reach your major life goals. On Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm, the series continues! Despite popular belief, having a financial planner never means you are “all set” when it comes financial planning. Robert LoRe of Early investors will discuss the basics of investing, what to expect from a planner, and how to evaluate a professional who will have control of your hard earned income. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your dreams into reality by making your money work for you! REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. Registration is required. Call or visit our website to reserve your space! Join us today and be prepared for tomorrow! Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n h t t p : / / w w w. s e e k o n k p l . o r g / Contact: Dollars & Sense is made possible by a grant from the Smart investing@your library® program. Smart investing@your library® is a partnership between the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The program supports public libraries across the country in their efforts to meet financial education needs at the local level.

SPEED READS! Find Your Next Favorite Book with Express Reviews Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 pm

SEEKONK, MA– Start off the new year right-with a long list of hot titles and new books that will keep you warm all winter long! On Thursday, January 24, at 6:30 pm we are introducing a new program for book lovers, For the Love of the Book. The first event in this series is one you won’t soon forget!

January 2013 It’s speed dating for the book set! Hear more than 100 express book reviews of the hottest titles hoping to find their way to your book shelf this year! Then, take the list home and then let us know what new finds you added to your reading list. Whether you can never have enough books to read or cannot find a book to match your interests, you will not want to miss this event. We will cover fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between this evening. If you like fast paced fun, then this event is for you. Find out when your favorite author’s newest book will be out, what the publishers think will be huge, and discover a few sleeper hits across the way. Registration is required, so don’t forget to call the library or visit our website at to register today. To Register: or call (508) 336-8230 ext. 130 For More Information: or call (508) 336-8230 ext. 130

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Keeping Debt Under Control and Avoiding Financial Detours Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm

SEEKONK, MA – Make your financial health a priority in 2013! Seekonk Public Library’s Dollars & Sense program is a FREE financial literacy program that will teach you how to make your money work for you! On Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm we will learn how to avoid the pitfalls of carrying too much debt. In today’s society, and economy, carrying debt has become a way of life. There is no need to get stuck in a bad cycle of adding debt to pay off debt and living from paycheck to paycheck. Julie Bernick, Regional Director of Money Management International, will teach us how to avoid sacrificing our financial security and putting off reaching our goals due to too much debt. We will learn how to identify the warning signs of a credit crisis and what to do if one has already struck. We will find out about options available to repay creditors and bypass the debt detour. If you are carrying ANY debt, you will not want to miss this workshop. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. Registration is required. Call or visit our website to reserve your space! Join us today and be prepared for tomorrow! Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n h t t p : / / w w w. s e e k o n k p l . o r g / Contact:

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SEEKONK, MA – The Seekonk Public Library will celebrate the life of the remarkable Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 pm with a presentation by local civil rights leader, Carol Bragg. Dr. King is recognized as a civil rights leader, voice for the poor, and advocate of nonviolent solutions to international conflict. Completely committed to the love ethic of Jesus, he applied the techniques developed by Mahatma Gandhi to lead a “mighty army of love” to topple segregation, averting a bloody armed uprising. What is this love? Where do we find it? How do we use it to transform the world in today’s uncertain times? Ms. Bragg, a member of the Civil Rights Scholars Team for the digital archiving of Dr. King’s papers at The King Center in Atlanta, will discuss Dr. King’s work and legacy through a local and international perspective this evening. While she is known worldwide for her efforts, she has a special connection to Providence where continued on next page...

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SEEKONK, MA – Skip the long wait in movie theater lines and the expensive popcorn! Take some time away from the holiday stress and enjoy a film for FREE at Seekonk Public Library! Thursday, January 31st, 6:00 pm Wes Anderson is back with a new set of quirky characters and fun set right here in New England. It is 1965 and a major storm is heading towards the coast. 12 year old orphan Sam and his pen pal Suzy have decided to run away together, but their timing could be better. The storm outside threatens to wipe out the town while the inner turmoil of the townspeople makes the storm look like a saint. This 2012 AFI Award winner stars Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand. Rated PG-13; 94 minutes Licensing prevents us from printing the title; call the library for the title and other details. This program is free through a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. For information: or Contact:

Adoption Options Offers Free Informational Meetings

Adoption Options is holding a free informational session for those considering adoption and are interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. In Rhode Island, the next meeting is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 959 North Main St. in Providence on January 17, 2013. Adoption Options, a non-sectarian, non-profit, comprehensive adoption program of Jewish Family Service works with prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and people who have been adopted. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with offices in Attleboro and Providence. The agency’s work with all members of the adoption triad is focused on helping individuals to understand their options and make the most informed choices for their future. For more information, please contact Peg Boyle at 401-331-5437 or visit

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How You Can Help Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Centers Prepared For End of Year Clothing Donations

Cranston, RI – The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) Donation Centers have announced they will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before New Year’s Day to receive donations of gently used clothing and other household items and provide donors with tax receipts. For donations to be included on 2012 individual tax returns, donations must be made by December 31st. The centers, located at 1540 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, at 1341 West Main Road in Middletown, and at 1270 High Street in Cumberland, will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The donation centers will accept gently used clothing, small household items, toys, books, games and electronics. Unfortunately, they cannot accept appliances or large furniture. Proceeds from the donations are used to support the mentoring programs of BBBSOS serving over 500 children here in Rhode Island. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode Island’s leading mentoring organization, and has been serving boys and girls in the area for over 45 years. The agency was recently honored with a prestigious “Gold Standard Award” identifying it as one of the top agencies in the nation. Persons interested in mentoring a child or donating to support the program, can contact BBBSOS at (401) 921-2434, or can log on to the organization’s website at

Volunteers Needed for Community Allocation Panels

United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton (UWGAT) is inviting volunteers to participate on its’ Community Allocation Panels. Volunteers will review funding proposals from various programs, discuss the value and impact of the program to the community, conduct site visits, hear presentations from prospective partner agencies, and ultimately make funding investment recommendations to the Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity to get to know and serve your community. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please visit our website at, or contact Melissa Vanhorn, Community Impact Coordinator at 508-222-2337, ext.106 or

GATCH Seeking Volunteers for Point in Time Count

The Greater Attleboro/Taunton Coalition for Homelessness (GATCH) is conducting its annual Point In time Count of homeless individuals and families on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. This Point in Time Count is required by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for continued funding to local programs that help those in need of housing. Volunteers are needed to participate in this count. Volunteers will be assigned to a team to canvas the following communities: Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Taunton to interview homeless individuals and families. For more information please contact Melissa Vanhorn, Community Impact Coordinator, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, 508-222-2337, ext. 106 or

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Who’s Who & What They Do Get to Know Your Local Businesses.

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Mobley Family Chiropractic offers individualized health & wellness care. Visit our website at www.mobleyfamilychiropractic. com to see all that we have to offer. Dr. Mobley & Dr. Czerniak cotreat all patients & use gentle full spine treatment. Our Gift of Health program guarantees there will be no out-of pocket expense for your initial consultation & examination. Informational classes, beginning in January, are offered to the public for FREE & will provide you with knowledge to help you get back on the road to good health!! Contact us for full details or to schedule an appointment. See ad on page 48

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Rehoboth Family Chiropractic is proud to be serving Rehoboth and the surrounding communities by offering chiropractic, nutrition and weight loss services. With over 17 years of experience helping people just like you, our mission is to serve with a spirit of complete personal care; providing quality service to each person as a unique individual with specific health needs and desires. See ad on page 51

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Buttonwood Park Zoological Society Awarded $50,000 Grant from State

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New Bedford - The Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) recently awarded $50,000 in funding to the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. The award was allocated from a competitive grant program for zoos not operated by the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation. Funds will be used to offset costs of Buttonwood Park Zoo’s education program. According to Zoo Director, Keith Lovett, “The Buttonwood Park Zoo is an important component of academic success for New Bedford students. The Zoo waives admission and provides free school programs to New Bedford student groups. These programs have been developed to meet the Massachusetts state frameworks for different grade levels. In 2012, over 7,153 school children participated in school field trips to the zoo. We are sincerely appreciative of the award from the MOBD and thank them for supporting our efforts.” Senator Mark Montigny was instrumental in stewarding the grant and said, “The Buttonwood Park Zoo is most deserving of this grant. The Zoo is a tremendous recreational and educational asset to our area. The Zoo’s educational programs have benefitted local school children and taught them, in a one of a kind setting, about the environment and wildlife of New England. This grant will help to continue the Zoo’s educational mission to expose children to science, natural history and the world around them.” About Buttonwood Park Zoo & Buttonwood Park Zoological Society The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society (BPZS), a private, non-profit organization, was founded in 1969 to support the Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ) so that the Zoo will be a significant contributor to the conservation of nature both at home and throughout the world. Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ) features over 250 animals and 30 exhibits, including elephants, bison, mountain lions, bears, eagles, seals, otters, and farm animals. BPZ is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has been called “one of the finest small zoos in the United States” by that organization.  For more information, visit or call (508) 991-6178.

Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony Seeks New Members

Are you a wind or percussion musician looking for a challenge? The Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony, a collaboration between the Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative, better known as SMARTS and the Wheaton College Music Department is accepting new woodwind, brass and percussion players ages 14 to adult. Comprised of adults, area high school students and students from local colleges, the Wind Symphony offers its members the opportunity to perform a wide variety of music for wind ensemble and concert band. Rehearsals are Thursdays starting January 31 - April 25, 2013 with a 7:30 PM concert on April 26, 2013 at Weber Theatre, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts. There is a $33.00 registration fee for new members. To join, come to the first rehearsal or call the SMARTS office, 508/222-8484. “Like” us on facebook!


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The Emergency Care Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Offers Winter Safety Tips

Attleboro, MA, December 28, 2012—Here is some information provided by the Emergency Care Center (ECC) staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, including tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can help you remain safe and healthy throughout the winter season: Dress properly for the weather. Make sure exposed skin is covered, especially in young children because their skin is more sensitive. Wear layers of clothing and a hat to keep your body insulated. Learn the symptoms of hypothermia (shivering, exhaustion, drowsiness, confusion, fumbling, and slurred speech) and seek medical attention right away. When it comes to driving, never drink and drive, always wear a seatbelt, and avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories. Service your automobile’s radiator and maintain antifreeze level. Check the tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires. Keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. Also, keep a winter emergency kit in your car should you become stranded, that includes blankets; food and water; booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction); compass and maps; flashlight, batterypowered radio, and extra batteries; first-aid kit; and plastic bags (for sanitation). When walking, wear shoes or boots that have non-slip soles. Keep driveways and sidewalks well shoveled, and apply sand or rock salt to improve traction. Don’t shovel snow that is too heavy to lift, especially if you have a heart condition or are elderly. Wear a helmet when skiing, sledding, skating, snowboarding, or snowmobiling. Help prevent illness. Maximize your resistance to cold or flu viruses by getting enough vitamins and minerals and eating a well-balanced diet, getting enough rest and exercise, and washing your hands frequently. The Sturdy Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center is equipped to handle some of the most serious situations life has to offer and treats nearly 50,000 patients annually. Staffed by physicians and nurses who are career emergency professionals and/or have been extensively trained in treating emergencies, the ECC is open 24 hours a day. For more information, visit www.

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charge. Cholesterol tests require a 12-hour fast. Test results will be mailed. Hospital staff nurses and laboratory technicians will administer the screenings. The Fair is being held in conjunction with National Wear Red Day, where pins and refreshments will be available. Pre-registration is required for glucose and cholesterol testing. To make an appointment, please call 508/236-8555. For the convenience of our patients and visitors, curbside valet service is available at the Emergency Care Center (ECC) entrance. The valet service is FREE to all patients and visitors and is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Have You Been Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea and Would Like More Information?

A Sleep Apnea Informational Session and C.P.A.P Fair Will Be Held On January 24 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Attleboro, MA, December 6, 2012 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital will hold a Sleep Apnea Informational Session and C.P.A.P. Fair on Thursday, January 24, 2013. The Fair will feature the latest technology and equipment available to treat sleep apnea. The evening’s topic is “What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?” Additionally, attendees will learn how to care for their equipment. Sturdy Memorial clinicians will also be on hand to provide information and address questions and concerns. Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. An apnea is clinically defined as a cessation of breath that lasts at least ten seconds. Although the typical sleep apnea patient is overweight, male and over the age of forty, sleep apnea affects both males and females of all ages and weights. More than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and it is estimated that 10 million remain undiagnosed. The Fair will be held in the Hospital’s Auditorium from 7 – 9 p.m. For more information or to register, call the Respiratory Care Department at 508/236-7550. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Stroke Screenings To Be Offered

Attleboro, MA, January 3, 2013 – Sturdy Memorial will hold its annual Heart Health Fair on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 7 – 10:30 a.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C and E & F at the Hospital. The fair will feature health screenings, general health information, exercise information, samples of heart healthy food and more. Blood pressure measurements, risk factor assessments, stroke screenings, arterial disease foot screenings (no nylon hosiery or tights), and glucose and cholesterol testing will be offered free of


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Sturdy Memorial to Offer Free Infant Massage Program

Attleboro, MA, December 14, 2012 -- Sturdy Memorial Hospital will be offering a FREE infant massage program on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Auditorium at the Hospital. This program is designed for new moms and their partners and will be led by Jean Stringham, Sturdy Memorial’s infant massage coordinator. It will focus on the techniques and benefits of massage for infants. Tips on how to soothe and calm a colicky baby will also be provided. Parents are encouraged to bring their infants, age two weeks to ten months old. Class size is limited and pre-registration is necessary. For more information or to register by January 21, 2013, please call Nursing Administration at 508/236-7151. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Offers “Healthy-Steps” Program For Cancer Patients

ATTLEBORO, MA, December 5, 2012 – The Oncology Department at Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a six-week “Healthy-Steps” exercise and movement program for cancer patients on Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Conference Rooms D & E. “Healthy-Steps” is a therapeutic exercise program provided by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, which combines gentle movements, dance, and music to improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, and endurance, as well as emotional wellbeing and self-image. The class is taught by a certified Lebed Method instructor. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Sturdy Memorial to Hold Hatha Yoga Course

Attleboro, MA, December 17, 2012 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a six-week Hatha Yoga Course. The program is open to the public. Mary Whelton, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor will present the program. This course is designed to help decrease stress and anxiety, increase flexibility and relaxation, and enhance your overall feeling of wellness. The yoga course will begin on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 and offered in two sessions at 4 – 5 p.m. or 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in the Clinical Education Center located in the Main Lobby at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. The cost of the program is $65. Pre-registration is necessary. Participants need to bring a Yoga mat and/or towel with them to each class. For more information or to register, call Human Resources at 508/236-8850. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital Senior Volunteers And Student Interns Honored At Recent Awards Ceremony

Attleboro, MA, December 11, 2012 -- Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently honored 139 senior volunteers and 83 student interns for their contributions to the Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Associates practices during fiscal year 2012. A total of 914 volunteers and students gave 63,751 hours during the year in various patient and non-patient service areas. Senior volunteers honored from our area were:

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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church

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

Vedanta Society of Providence

227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960

West Dighton Christian Church

Epworth United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Rehoboth Congregational Church

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

51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244

North Christian Church

Seekonk Congregational Church

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

New Testament Baptist Church

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

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

Holy Cross Catholic Church

141 Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, MA (401) 475-4133

Memorial Baptist Church,

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600 Taunton Ave Buldg B Seekonk, MA 02771 508-557-1634

Saint Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church

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

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United Church of Christ

139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545

Winthrop Street Baptist Church

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

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The First Baptist Church of Dighton

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Somerset Congregational Christian Church, UCC

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

St. James Lutheran Church

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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 Anglican Church 1188 S.Main Street, Attleboro, MA 508-222-2640

1411 County Street, Somerset Phone - 508-672-6623

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

First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ

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

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

Good News Bible Chapel 235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916

Church of the Epiphany

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Rehoboth Baptist Church

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


The First Baptist Church of Swansea

Faith Fellowship Chapel

21 Baptist Street Swansea, MA Telephone (508)379-9728

Lighthouse Baptist Church 150 Taunton Ave East Providence, RI 02914 (401) 365-2162 •

132 Moulton Street (Rt.. 118) 508-252-6437 • Fax 252-1080

457 Milford Road, Suite 1 Swansea MA 508-671-9871

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

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Psychic & Vendor Fair

Hornbine Baptist Church

141 Hornbine Road, Corner of Baker Rd. South Rehoboth 508-252-3452

First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange

Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth

Community Covenant Church

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

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

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I represent. Some examples include the Rte 114A intersection design, as well as see the Rte. 44 school caution lights now in place by the Palmer River School in Rehoboth. In Swansea, we have the Rte. 195 open construction crossing to allow the completion of the desalination plant project which was a was long overdue. Whether storm related or electrical outage issues presented, I am available as a resource for Town officials at all times, and particularly in times of community need. Constituent services, fiscal responsibility, local aid, education, the elderly, disabled and veteran’ services have been and will continue to be priorities in the upcoming session. Foremost, the safety and wellbeing of you and your families, the constituents in our Towns, is my top priority. Please feel free to reach me anytime at or at (617) 722-2305 as many of you have done. We appreciate the opportunities to be of service, or to arrange for you to visit our State House in Boston for a tour of this beautiful building. Thank you again for this opportunity to serve. I am honored and privileged to represent you. Steven Howitt State Representative 4th Bristol District

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Nature Tales, Snowy Trails, and Lots of Winter Fun! Audubon Society of Rhode Island January 2013 Programs and Events for Children and Families

Get the kids off the couch, pull on some warm and wooly mittens, and have some frosty fun! Take a walk on Moonstone Beach, search for animal tracks, try your hand at snow science, or enjoy a nature flick on the big screen! A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Programs, a free guide to connecting with the natural world. Available by calling (401) 949-5454 or online at

January 18, 2013 Story Time with Audubon

Two Locations Offered Times vary, see below Enjoy story time with your preschooler each month. The programs include the reading of a nature story with hands-on activities followed by a nature craft. See schedules below for dates, stories and locations. Adults must accompany children. To register call (401) 949-5454 ext. 0 or email Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI January 3 and 4, 2013: Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston Program Times are 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on January 3, 10:00 a.m. only on January 4. Program Fee: $5/member child, $6/ non-member child; Ages 3-5. Course Number 164333-580. Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, RI

January 18, 2013: The Mitten by Jan Brett. Course Number: 114333-534 Program Times are 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $5/member child; $6/non-member child. Ages: 3-5.

January 5, 2013 Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day

Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI 9 : 0 0 am – 5:00 pm Admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center will be free on the first Saturday of every month, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Island’s diverse habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline. Situated on the beautiful 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, visitors can enjoy beautiful nature trails. The Environmental Education Center offers a wide variety of education programs as well as outreach to schools throughout the state. The following programs are free: Nature Craft - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Nature Story - 10:30 a.m. Animal Interview - 11:30 a.m. Nature Tracks Story Program - 2:00 p.m. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI.

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Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI 9:45 – 10:45 am This popular program introduces children ages 1 and 2 to the delights of nature through age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Along with a nature lesson activities may include nature walks, crafts, songs and stories.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to make new friends with the other children and parents. Registration is required as space is limited and very fills quickly. Adults must accompany children and there are no refunds for missed classes.   In order to maintain an age-appropriate program we ask that older siblings not accompany the parent/child team. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee for

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six week series: $60/member child, $76/two siblings member; $65/ non-member child, $82/two non-member siblings; Ages: 1-2 years. Course Number: 164333-583. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

January 13, 20, and 27, 2013 Sunday Nature Flicks

Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI 2:30 – 3:30 pm Audubon’s popular Sunday Nature Flicks return in January. Bring a snack and sit back with the family and enjoy a nature documentary on the big screen. Free with admission, see dates below. January 6: Whales: An Unforgettable Journey January 13: Squid versus Whale January 20: America, Whaling and the World January 27: Humpbacks: Inside the Pod Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: Free with Admission; Ages: All.

January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 Winter Preschool Adventures

Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, Rhode Island 10:00 – 11:00 am Nature comes alive for children ages 3-5 in this preschool program filled with games, hikes, crafts, songs, hands-on activities and more. Come and introduce your child to the wonders of nature! Space is limited to 12 children so please register early.  Adults must accompany children and there are no refunds for missed classes.  Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee for four week series:  $40/member child, $50/two member siblings; $44/non-member child, $54/non-member two nonmember siblings. Ages: Ages 3-5 years. Course Number: 164333-586. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 0 or email

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Seekonk Human Services Seekonk Human Services Staff Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 15 Senior Secretary Ashley Pimental ext. 12 Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 10

Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 14 Outreach Managers Adriana Dossantos BA. ext. 11 (Monday-Friday) Veronica Brickley, LPN BA SOC LSWA ext. 17 (Mon. Wed. Fri.)

Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Senior Aides Loretta Ferreira, Sharon Bettencourt ext. 19 Executive Board Members Victoria Kinniburgh, Chairperson Rene Andrews, Vice Chairperson Anne Libby, Secretary Anita Gendron, Treasurer Christen Allen Guy Boulay Beverly Della Grotta

*Center Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 at Town Hall by Appointment Only, Friday 8:30 – 12:30

Seekonk Human Services will be closed on January 21, 2013 for Martin Luther King’s Day SPECIAL THANKS

Seekonk Human Services would like to extend a special thanks to Bay State Street Machines, American Legion Post 311, Department of Public Works, Briarwood Child Academy, Mt. Carmel St. Vincent de Paul, Seekonk Total Fitness, Town Hall, Wampanoag Rod & Gun Club, Doorways Food Pantry, Personal Best Karate, Seekonk School Department, Outback Steakhouse, those who delivered meals on Thanksgiving, as well as the residents of the community for their donations to help make the holiday season enjoyable for everyone! Seekonk Human Services would like to take the opportunity to thank Outback Steakhouse for donating cooked Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins! Also, the anonymous family that makes and delivers Christmas meals to the homebound.

Salvation Army Thank You

During the Holiday season Seekonk Human Services had the opportunity to work with the Salvation Army to raise money by participating in the Kettle Bell Ringing. During this time volunteers from the Seekonk High School Key Club/National Honor Society completed almost 70 hours of community services and volunteers from Town Hall, Department of Public Works, Board of Selectmen and the Human Services Board Members contributed their time for this charity. The money raised will be used to help the residents of Seekonk during difficult times. Seekonk Human Services would like to thank the Salvation Army for giving us the opportunity to participate in such an excellent fundraiser.

50th Anniversary of “I had a dream”

Wednesday, January 9 @ 10am Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968) was known for his ‘I Had a Dream’ speech that was delivered August 28, 1963. This speech called for an end to racism in the United States. It was delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This was a very defining moment for Martin Luther King Jr. during the American Civil Rights Movement. Lunch will be Chicken Parm for $2. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up.

TRIAD: Shifting Gears

Wednesday, January 23 @ 10am Shifting Gears is a program that is done by the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to teach safe driving skills and road awareness. Michelle Ellicks will be presenting this informative program. Lunch will be Stuffed Peppers for $2. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up for this activity and lunch.


Feb. 6: Bonnie Ryvicker “Maintaining a Sharper Mind” Lunch: Beef Stew for $2 Feb. 13: Valentine Day Party Lunch: French Meatpie, Mashed Potatoes & Veggies for $2 Feb. 27: TRIAD Lunch: Portuguese Soup & Pulled Pork Sandwiches for $2 March 6: Gentiva—Osteoarthritis Lunch: Chicken Divan March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Party Lunch: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes & Carrots for $2 March 27: Easter Party

Lunch: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes & Veggies for $2

Lawyer, Lori O’Brien

Wednesday, January 30 @ 10am Attorney Lori O’Brien Foeri from Rehoboth will be at Human Services to speak on Medicaid and Estate Planning. Now is the time to get your questions answered. Lunch will be American Chop Suey for $2. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up for this activity and lunch.


Wednesday, January 9 @ 10am Toti’s Restaurant Women of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious brunch. There is no set price for brunch. Come one come all and enjoy a warm gathering!


Thursday, January 10 @ 8:30am Alex’s Family Restaurant 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. Bonnie Ryvicker will present “The World of Technology”


Tuesdays @ 1:45—3:15 Student chefs from Johnson & Wales University gives a cooking demonstration of recipes that are both economical and nutritious for one or two people. Please call Karen Stutz at 508-336-8772 for information on the next class.


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, will be preparing taxes at the Seekonk Town Hall on Thursdays from February 7—April 11with

January 2013 appointments at 9, 10, & 11am. Appointments can be made by calling Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772.


What is the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit? The Circuit Breaker Tax Credit is a state income tax credit for eligible Massachusetts residents age 65 or older who paid rent or real estate taxes during the tax year. The credit is for senior homeowners and renters who meet income limits and other eligibility requirements. Homeowners may claim the credit if they paid more than 10% of their total income for real estate taxes, including water charges. Renter can count 25% of their rent as real estate tax payments. You must file a state income tax return to claim the Circuit Breaker Credit, whether or not you have to file otherwise. If your credit is greater than the amount of income taxes you owe, the state will give you a refund for the different. That maximum credit for tax year 2012 is $1000. Am I eligible? The Circuit Breaker Tax Credit is for low and moderate income seniors whose real estate tax payments are greater than 10% of their income. Homeowners and renters can claim the credit. Income Guidelines: $53,000 single $67,000 head of household $80,000 married filing jointly *Total income includes some types of non-taxable income, such as social security, retirement, pensions and annuities, cash public assistance, tax-exempt interest and dividends, and certain other income. To Qualify: You or your spouse must be 65 or older by the end of the year If married, you must file jointly You must rent/own a home in MA that is your primary residence Your property’s assessed value can’t exceed $750,000 by January 1, 2012 If you’re a renter you can’t be getting federal/state rent subsidy and your landlord must pay property taxes


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 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.

Wii Bowling

Mondays @ 10am Come join us for some Wii bowling fun. The Wii is an excellent way to have fun and be active. Come join us on Mondays at 10am. Call 508-336-8772 for more information.


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.


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.


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 began on November 1st.


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


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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


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 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.


*The Town Crier website link is 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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Makes Everyday Life a Little Easier: It can be challenging and even dangerous getting around in the winter. Leave your car at home, but keep your independence GATRA provides fixed-route accessible bus transportation to seniors at a reduced fare. For as little as $0.50 per ride, seniors can ride anywhere along the route. For senior who are unable to ride the fixed route bus, or in towns where the service is not available, GATRA also provides Dial-A-Ride, a curb-to-curb transportation for persons 60 years or older. To find out which services are available in your town call: 1-800-483-2500 or visit the website


Are you interested in a 4 week Self Defense Class Program? If you’re a Dighton Resident 60 years old or older and are interested please call us at 508-823-0095 to let us know. If there are enough people interested we will set this program up. More information to follow.


R.U.O.K. is a computerized telephone reassurance service provided by the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, free to elders who live alone. Participating individuals receive a phone call at the same time everyday at their convenience. Calls can be received between the hours of 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. The time of the call is determined by the participant. All calls are monitored by a communications officer. When a call is placed, the participant may answer “YES” and hang up. If something is wrong, the participant should respond “NO” and the communications officer will determine the problem and take appropriate action. If there is no response or the line is busy then the computer automatically calls back. If there is still no response then the communications officer will call a designated friend or family member to inform them. There may be times when the local police will be called to make a “well” check. If the participant is on vacation, hospitalized or out at a doctor’s appointment the calls can be stopped for a day, or a longer period of time by simply calling R.U.O.K., which is available 24 hours a day. This is a FREE program. For more information please call Beth at 1-888-8098932. You may also pick up applications at the Dighton Council on Aging.


Now Available at The Dighton Board of Health: Sharps disposal Containers are available in the Board of Selectmen/Health Office for Sale: Sizes available: 1 Quart $3.00 each- 1 Gallon $6.00 each-Drop Off Site/Collection Center: Dighton Board of Health 979 Somerset Avenue North Dighton, MA 508-669-5182 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., Clinical Therapist, Terry Ruby, will be speaking on “Wellness”. This is an informative presentation. Please call (508)-669-6272 to let us know if you’re coming.


Provided by the Dighton Lions Club - We have the FILE OF LIFE for distribution to Dighton Seniors. It is a RED file that you fill with medical information/history, and keep on your refrigerator door. It will be readily available if needed, by Emergency Medical Technicians, who will be able to perform corrective treatment at once. And it also helps in notifying proper emergency contacts. You may pick one up at the Dighton Council on Aging, or call 508-823-0095 for more information.


The Dighton Veterans Agents’ office is located in the Dighton Town Hall, 979 Somerset Ave, Dighton. Office ours are held Mondays and Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., however, the Veteran’s Agent is available to meet at anytime that is convenient to you, either at the Town Hall or any place else. Please call us at 508-669-5027.  


Prime Time is an adult supportive respite facility located in the rear of the Town Hall, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, (Route 138). “Prime Time” is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information Call Sheila at (508)669-6272 or visit us at for more information. “PRIME TIME” is an adult supportive respite facility located in the rear of the Town Hall, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, (Route 138). If you know of someone who cannot stay alone or whose family could benefit from some respite, we may be able to help both the elder and the caregiver. “Prime Time” is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “PRIME

TIME” is a supervised program for elders where they can enjoy a full and productive life. “Prime Time” provides a stimulating and supportive environment for qualifying seniors, which incorporates arts & crafts, oil painting, light exercise, walking club, singa-longs, field trips, guest speakers, blood pressure screenings, podiatry clinics, bingo, puzzles, games, a light breakfast, nutritionally balanced lunch, and afternoon snacks, just to name a few. At “Prime Time” your loved ones quickly become our loved ones. We offer a FREE TRIAL DAY, call Sheila at (508)-669-6272 or visit us at for more information.


A Representative from the Dighton Public Library will be at Lincoln Village on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 and Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. This program is for Dighton residents. You may check out and return books, videos, DVD’s and more. To ask for a specific book title, video, etc., please call (508)-669-6421; they will bring it to you at Lincoln Village.


The Podiatrist will be at Prime Time, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, on Friday, February 22, 2013. This is by appointment only. Please call 508-669-6272 for more information and to check availability. There’s limited space, so please call early.


A Vision Clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:45 a.m., at Prime Time. Cornerstone Family Vision provides this free service of minor repairs and adjustments to eyeglasses. If you are a Dighton resident 60+ and need this service, please call (508)-669-6272 for more information.


Our Wellness Clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 9:00 am. The scheduled topic for this month is “Medications and Alcohol”. A Nurse will be available to answer questions.


Exercise classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays for those 60 years and over, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Lincoln Village Community Center, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. Exercise helps achieve and maintain weight loss, improves our mood, and reduces blood pressure and osteoporosis. $4.00 donation per class. For more information, please call (508) 823-0095.

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Tai Chi Classes are held on Fridays at 9 a.m., for those 60+ at the Dighton Council on Aging, 300 Lincoln Avenue, N. Dighton. $4.00 donation. For more information please call 508-823-0095.


The Sojourn Bear Group will be getting together on Monday, January 28th at 10:30 am, at Lincoln Village, 300 Lincoln Avenue, North Dighton. Made by caring volunteers, these Bears are distributed to Cancer Patients at nearby hospitals. For more information and to let us know if you would like to help, please call (508) 823-0095.

After Christmas BLOW OUT!

20%-50% OFF ENTIRE STOCK sale ends 2-15-13

Music Lessons

for all instruments


The Un-Finished-Object/Arts and Crafts Group will be getting together Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Lincoln Village Community Center, 300 Lincoln Ave, N. Dighton. Please call (508) 8230095 for more information.


Do you need help with heating costs? If you would like to know more about fuel assistance, you can contact: Citizens for Citizens at (508) 823-6346--LIHEAP Program- 1-800-632-8175--Salvation Army- 800-262-1320--Oil Co-ops at 1-800-351-0077.


Card games are played at the Lincoln Village Community Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. We also have a Whist card game scheduled every 1st. and 3rd. Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. It’s a great social time, and a great way to meet new friends. Come join our groups or start your own. For more information please call 508-823-0095.


Served at “Prime Time” Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. by reservation. Call Sheila at 508-669-6272 by 10:30 a.m. the previous day to reserve a meal. A donation of $2.00 per meal is suggested. Home delivered meals can be arranged for homebound elders upon request. If you know of someone who is homebound and in need of home delivered meals please call (508)823-0095 or (508) 669-6272.


SNAP is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. If you are a senior living alone and your total (gross) monthly income is $1,805 or less, or a senior living with spouse and your total combined (gross) monthly income is $2,429, in both cases you will not be required to provide information and proofs for your household resources, such as your bank account or other items of value. To find the office nearest you, visit or call 1-866-950-3663. The SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) is available to assist you with questions concerning available Medicare HMOs and Medicare Supplements (Medigaps). Please call 1-800- 987-2510 for more information.

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Rehoboth Council on Aging

Director’s Corner

The Rehoboth Council on Aging Staff & Volunteers wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2013. We have a very exciting year ahead here at the COA, with all the changes in Medicare, taxes and insurances we will have not only our staff to assist you but also a Varity of outside agencies to help. Check information on all upcoming events in the newspapers, online and posted at the COA we are always looking for lap robes and caps for our men & women at the local Veterans Hospital 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 and friends in 2013! Respectfully, Norie Palmer, Director

55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 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 Closed Monday, January 21st – Martin Luther King Day The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for the 3RD Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

2012 Income Tax Preparation Presentation

On Monday, January 14th at 12 noon Paul Beukema will be at the COA to explain a little about the changes in the tax returns and to set up appointments on Fridays only staring February 1st at the American Legion, 84 Bay State Road 9 to 1 pm. Time & date subject to change.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and Dighton / Rehoboth High School Marching Band will be holding a 2nd blood drive here at the Rehoboth COA on Saturday, January 19th from10am to 3pm. This is an opportunity for you to not only support the Red Cross but also to support our community marching band.

Available Lessons & Services Art Class

Michelle’s Art Class will begin the next 6 week session is from January 9th 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

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.


Shingles is a painful localized skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox virus remains in the body’s nerve cells after the chickenpox infection – and it can reappear years later.  The Centers for Disease Control recommends this vaccine (Zostavax) for persons 60 or older to reduce the risk of shingles and its associated (and often lingering) pain.     Your Medicare health insurance plan or Medicare prescription drug plan may cover this vaccination, but co-pays and deductibles can vary.   Check with your Medicare prescription drug plan, health care provider or your local SHINE counselor for assistance! Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Call your senior center at 508-252-3372 and ask for a SHINE appointment.

“H E A L T H B E A T” COA’s Fitness Corner

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 508252-3372 for more information.

“2013 is here! Come in join and support the COA exercise classes, we have Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Cardio exercise classes and we will be starting a few more “new” classes as the year goes on. Without your support these classes cannot continue.

Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz

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

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

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 Wednes-

January 2013 days 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 Senior Fraud Protection

On Wednesday, December 19th 11am Home instead will be at the COA for a Senior Fraud Protection presentation. They will have a network of information on hand for you to take home and use. It seems at this time of year everyone can fall prey to organizations requesting money for their charities and being kind hearted you give them your information and then they have your money…This is an important issue please try to attend.

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.

Musical Mondays

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 at12:30 pm we have a HiLo Jack group. All have a great time and are always looking for a few “new” folks to join them.

COA Craft Corner Knitting and Crochet Group

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

The Rehoboth Council on Aging (Municipal Department)

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.


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 508-252-9366 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 January 3rd – Meeting January 17th – Meeting

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.

Veterans’ Corner from William Saunders- Veterans’ Agent

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 Center55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA. Annual Dues are $6.00.

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’s Elderly, Inc. P O Box 228, Rehoboth, MA 02769 2011 - 2012 Membership Name_________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________ Sponsorship contribution Individual - $ 5.00


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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.

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Rehoboth Senior Club News 40 Years of Friendships

The Rehoboth Senior Club is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. The Club was formed in 1973 for seniors 60 years and older. It later became an official member of the National Council of Senior Citizens, Inc. Forty years ago there was a realization of a need for elders to come together and socialize with old friends and to make new friends. The Club first met at the Problems Solving Center (Old State Police Building, Rte. 44) then moved to the vacant former Center Fire Station. May 2, 1974 the Club requested the selectmen to form a Council on Aging which was approved. The Rehoboth Senior Club is a nonprofit organization. The Club has one fundraiser, their Annual Bazaar. The monies are used to lower the costs for its members to attend planned events such as their Christmas party. Throughout the years, with their limited funds, the Club has made donations to Rehoboth Ambulance, Rehoboth Food Pantry, and Rehoboth citizens in need. The Rehoboth Senior Club now meets at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, Bay State Road, Rehoboth. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. during the months of September through June. Dessert and coffee is served while a guest speaker or entertainment is enjoyed. Everyone 60 and older are always welcome including non-Rehoboth residents. For more information please call President Virginia Fisher 508 252-3943.

Lions Club members, George Yeomans, Al St.John, Ray Medeiros, Russell Latham, Jay Crandall, Joe Nouns, Gary Dewey and Vinnie McKenna enjoyed the Senior Holiday Dinner at Hillside Country Club.

On December 17th Gert’s Café hosted our annual Christmas Luncheon with Chef Jim Rosa and Volunteers cooking the Ham and all the fixings… 2nd grade students from Grace Baptist Christian Academy entertained Rehoboth COA Seniors with Holiday songs with bells

Monique Stylos and daughter enjoy a visit with Santa at the COA sponsored “Breakfast With Santa”

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Nancy M. (Hartley) Vine Retired Local Real Estate Agent

Nancy Marion (Hartley) Vine, 70, of Hillside Avenue, Rehoboth, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Saturday, December 15, 2012. She was the former wife of Donald V. Vine of North Dighton. Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on December 8, 1942, she was a daughter of the late David and Mildred C. (Gould) Hartley. Raised and educated in Pawtucket, Ms. Vine was a 1960 graduate of the former Pawtucket West High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and a member of the school’s Debating Society. She was involved in many activities such as the Samuel’s Slater band, Girl Scouts, Thomson Methodist Church plays and summer camps. For more than 30 years, Ms. Vine was an area real estate agent having worked for David Smith Century 21 in Rehoboth for most of her professional career. She was a member of numerous professional realtor and business associations in addition to being a member of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. A resident of Rehoboth since 1978, Ms. Vine previously resided in North Dighton and on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. She attended the Rehoboth Congregational Church. An ardent crafter, she also loved knitting and would often donate items to local shelters and hospitals. She also enjoyed spending time visiting local craft fairs during the autumn season. Other favorite activities include reading, travelling, watching movies and playing cards. A member of the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Ms. Vine enjoyed water aerobics and Zumba. Ms. Vine was a volunteer at the Attle-

boro Literacy Center. She had also been employed at the Seekonk Elder Services Work Program. Her most special pastime was spending time with her cherished grandchildren as a proud grandmother. She especially enjoyed attending all of their sporting and school events, including most recently the D-R Marching Band of which she was an enthusiastic supporter. In addition to her former spouse, Ms. Vine leaves two children: Susan E. Duncan and her husband, James H. Duncan, of Rehoboth and Amy E. Vine of Attleboro; three grandchildren: Jonathan, Andrea and Erica Duncan all of Rehoboth; her siblings: William Hartley of Lincoln, Rhode Island; Douglas Hartley of Scituate, Rhode Island; David Hartley of Lincoln, Rhode Island; Donald Hartley of Cumberland, Rhode Island; Darlene Hartley Palenski of Sidney, Maine and Susie Hartley Kelly of Nipomo, California; several nieces, nephews, extended family members, colleagues and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name and honor may be made to either the Rehoboth Helping Hands, 127 Martin Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769 or to Newman YMCA c/o YMCA of Greater Providence, 371 Pine St, Providence, RI 02903. To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at

Paul Clayton Cook Rehoboth

Paul Clayton Cook, 53, of Maui Hawaii, formally of Rehoboth, passed peacefully at his home after a long illness on 12/11/12. He was the son of June M. Cook and the late Russell L. Cook. He leaves a son, Cody and daughter Ariel of Maui, a daughter Demiah of California along with his granddaughter, Harmony, his brothers’ Jeffrey M. Cook of North Dighton, Glenn P. Cook of Maui, and Russell W. Cook of Florida.

Jeffrey L. Carter Seekonk

Jeffrey L. Carter, 49, beloved father, son and brother, died on December 25, 2012 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Jeffrey grew up in Seekonk. He was the companion of Jane Gillespie of Woburn, MA. Born in Providence, he was the son of Joan F. (Booth) Carter of Seekonk, MA and Jack L. Carter of MD.  Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister; Karlene B. Souto of Seekonk, MA, two sons; Jarrod R. Carter and Dylan D. Carter, both of Attleboro, MA and a daughter; Brittany L. Carter also of Attleboro.  Jeffrey was the general manager of Power Tool and Equipment Rentals, Woburn, MA for the past two years.  Jeffrey was a member of the Woburn Lions Club. He enjoyed racing at Seekonk Speedway as well as racing mini trucks, golfing, fishing and boating.  His funeral service will be held on Sunday January 6, 2012 in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 3 pm. Calling hours are 1-3 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Jeffrey’s memory to the Match Foundation, 3001 Broadway Street, NE suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55413 would be deeply appreciated.

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Edward P. Toner

Dr. Peter N. Vukasin

Dr. Peter N. Vukasin of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died November 24, 2012. See full obituary at

Lynne Fife Searle

Lynne Fife (Crowninshield) Searle of Rehoboth went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. See full obituary at

Harriet Frances Swallow

Harriet Frances Swallow 95 of Broad Street died Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. See full obituary at

Alphonse J. Vincelette

Alphonse J. Vincelette, 79, of Bliss Street died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. See full obituary at www.

John Francis Kelly

John Francis Kelly, 73, of Rocky Hill Road, Rehoboth, MA resident of 36 years died at home Friday evening surrounded by his family, Dec. 14, 2012. See full obituary at

Nancy Marion Vine

Nancy Marion (Hartley) Vine, 70, of Hillside Avenue, Rehoboth, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. See full obituary at www.

Edward P. Toner, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C. See full obituary at


George B. Allen

George B. Allen, Jr., 51, formerly of Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA, died unexpectedly on December 11, 2012. See full obituary at

Kimberly A. Looker

Dorothy L. C. Downes

Kimberly A. Looker, 46 died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. See full obituary at

Dr. Donald James Handanyan, O.D.

Robert L. Allen, 94, husband, for 63 years, of the late Irma V. (Inman), passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. See full obituary at

Dorothy L. C. Downes, 85, passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2012. See full obituary at

Dr. Donald James Handanyan, O.D., Retired Attleboro optometrist, 85, of Captain Road, Longmeadow; formerly of Edgemere Drive, Seekonk, died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Bay State Medical Center in Springfield. See full obituary at www.

Joseph R. Najas

Joseph R. Najas, age 84, of Taffy Drive, died December 2, 2012 at home. See full obituary at

Robert James McKenna III

Robert James McKenna III of Seekonk, MA passed from this life on December 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. See full obituary at

Robert L. Allen

George E. Sykes

George E. Sykes, Jr., of North Eastham, MA, Seekonk Chief of Police, Ret., died Saturday at the home of his daughter and sonin-law, Cornelia A., and Gregory A. Scott. See full obituary at

Phyllis A. Souza

Phyllis A. Souza, 73 of Blackbird Street, Tiverton and North Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Seekonk died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. Ann’s Hospital, Fall River. See full obituary at

Jeffrey L. Carter

Jeffrey L. Carter, 49, formerly of Seekonk, MA, died on December 25, 2012 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. See full obituary at

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Hello, I’m Angela Hall and welcome to “Play With Your Food”…because cooking should be fun! Happy New Year 2013! The New Year beings with it a sense of renewal and hope for the months ahead. We make resolutions, generally, for healthier living. It’s time for that diet, to start that exorcize routine and to re-evaluate our lives. I can’t help with every part of that but I can help with the eating healthy part. One of the best types of foods I know are Winter Greens. Including green leafy vegetables in your diet in definitely the right step in healthier living. This time of year stores and winter farmers markets are filled with gorgeous greens. Not sure what to buy and how to cook them, well, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite greens. These are just a sample of some of the wonderful Winter Greens available now.

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Many cultures include a course of some kind of “greens”. Growing up with Italian cooking greens sautéed in garlic and olive oil were a staple on the table. My Grandmother, Angelina Yacco, taught me how, in early spring, to forage for baby dandelion greens. Still tender, baby dandelion greens, were mild in flavor, as they grow older they become bitter. She would just chop them and lightly sauté in garlic and olive oil and they would melt in the mouth. She would also roll them up with cheese in a bread/pizza dough and bake. Sliced warm from the oven the dandelion roll was a seasonal treat like no other. My Grandmother would also make what we called “Escarole Soup”; I’ve seen something similar to it here in New England called “Italian Wedding Soup”. It’s similar in that it contains little meatballs, escarole in a chicken broth, but that’s where the similarities end. My Grandmother’s soup would be a family project. Cleaning the escarole is serious business as its grown in a type of sandy soil and the leaves are delicate and must be washed carefully by soaking in a tub or sink filled with water and must be drained and rewashed several times to get all the “sand” out without bruising the leaves. Each component of the soup was carefully prepared, from making the broth, (which is an art in itself, everything is in the broth, but that’s another article) to making tiny bite-size meatballs to assembling the soup itself. Yes it was assembled as it was layered in a tall stockpot, layers of escarole, mozzarella, Parmesan cheeses and I believe some breadcrumbs as well, then layered again starting with the escarole, cheeses and so on. There were many layers in the pot, broth was carefully added down the sides filling the pot and then the meatballs. The whole thing was covered and slowly simmered and when it was served it was ladled from the bottom up gathering all the layers and cheeses. In Central New York, where I grew up, every breakfast diner and restaurant included on the menu, some style of eggs and a side of homefries and greens. The greens usually, were escarole sautéed in garlic and olive oil. Scrambled eggs, homefries and greens, oh yum! There was usually offered something called “Gimbott” not sure of the spelling, in any event, this was eggs, sausage, homefries, greens, hot peppers (if you are brave) all scrambled together and finished off in an oven, like a frittata, and topped with mozzarella. This was a work of art on a plate and enough to feed two people well. Everyone at the table had to have some greens as there was so much garlic in them and if you didn’t the scent of garlic would knock you over, if you can’t beat ‘em…join ‘em. Love me love my garlic. Then there are Collard Greens, which unlike escarole that will cook down, collards hold their texture in soups and stews. Collard Greens are best known as a southern staple, but have been showing up all over the country. Traditionally, they are slowly simmered in broth with ham hocks or bacon fat or lard until tender. This is soul food! I love soul food, but it’s not traditionally known for be-

January 2013 The Reporter ing low fat. I have experimented though out the years with collards and have come up with low fat and even vegetarian options. For a while I was the vegetarian chef for the Providence Zen Center and I designed a vegetarian soul food menu that people loved, which included, collard greens, baked macaroni and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, blackeyed peas, corn on the cob, cornbread and sweet potato pie. Our next stop in the winter greens farmers market brings us to Kale. Curly kale, Tuscan kale – a variety characterized by dark elongated leaves that look almost padded, have single-handedly made greens cool. Eat more kale! Another hardy green that will hold up in soups and stews, kale should be included in a meal at least once a week. Kale and white beans go hand in hand. The robust flavor of kale makes them great with smoky meats like bacon and ham. If you prefer the vegetarian option include a little smoked salt or smoked paprika can enhance the flavor. Whatever your desires are in the New Year, eating healthy is always a good choice. Add more greens to your diet, visit the local farmers market and try something different. As always have fun and play with your food. 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.

White Bean and Kale Soup

(Can be make vegetarian by using vegetable broth and omitting the sausage) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 28-ounce can of Italian plum tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth 1 ¼ lbs of Kale, stemmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 15-ounce cans of cannellini beans-drained 1 lb of sweet Italian sausage or you favorite variety, sliced in bite-size pieces. Salt and pepper to taste Heat the olive oil in large soup pot over medium heat, add onion, celery, carrots and garlic and sauté until tender about 5 minutes. Drain and chop the tomatoes, reserving the juice. Add tomatoes, juice and additional ingredients, cover and heat until a rolling simmer, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer additional 20 minutes until tender and flavors are well blended. Remove one cup of broth and beans place into food processor and pulse until a paste, stir into soup. This will create a ‘creamy’ texture. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy.

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Winter Root Vegetable and Ham Soup

Serves: 6

2 cups leftover Smithfield ham, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large leek, chopped 4 cups diced butternut squash 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced 2 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups chopped escarole 3 cups vegetable broth

In medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in cumin; cook 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in broth, butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, parsnip, Smithfield ham and pepper. Over high heat, heat to boiling; reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are almost tender, stirring occasionally. Add escarole; cook 5 minutes longer. SOURCE:Family Features

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RUMFORD: Bridgeham Farm Road. Lot 158’ frontage water sewer curbing. Asking $175,000 call 401-434-5122 (e113)


Rehoboth: 2 Spacious one bedroom apts: first floor - $950 plus utilities; second floor - $900 plus utilities. Call Eileen 774991-2060 (e113) Seekonk apartments for rent. 1st 2nd and 3rd available. Owner occupied. No smokers, no pets. All apartments fully applianced washer and dryer in each unit. Central A/C All apartments no utilities, 1st $1,000, 2nd - $950 and 3rd $900. Off street parking call #401-965-8716 (e113) FOR RENT: East Providence, 2 bedrooms, 1 st, appliances, heat/hot water included, no pets/no smoking. 401-4386764 (e113)


Delivery/Warehouse Person: East Providence 8-12 hrs per week over 2 days. Local delivery and pick up of janitorial supplies and equipment. Stock in warehouse. Other as needed. Rumford Janitorial Supply 401-438-0535. (e113) Real Estate Agents Wanted. Red Door Properties Inc. Come Grow with us! Competitive Commission Splits,No Desks Fees. Positive Work Environment!! Call Sousan at 508-294-1832 (e113) Music Director: P/T(8-10hrs/wk) to work with Pastor to coordinate music for Sunday worship & plan, prepare & carry out special musical works such as Cantatas for Christmas/Easter; Rehearse, instruct & direct small adult choir; Play organ/piano as appropriate for Sunday worship; Work with youth of congregation to provide opportunities for their involvement in the music industry. Please email your cover letter/ resume to: or mail to PO Box 325, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


Church School Director: Immediate P/T opening (15hrs/wk). Responsible for Religious Education program for Pre-K thru Grade 8; Coordinate curriculum and oversee volunteer teachers; Nurture participation and enrollment. Teaching experience is a plus. References required. Please email cover letter/resume to: secretary@ or mail to: PO Box 325, Rehoboth, MA 02769


Gagne Painting A Benjamin Moore Contractor Check Out The New Colors For 2013! Free Estimates & Color Consultations Save 20% Off thru January. Call 401663-1709 RI#28604 Ma#171546 Fully Insured (e113)

VACATION/HONEYMOON RENTAL: St. Michael, Azores (Portugal), pristine 2-bed/2-bath 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 508336-8432 or email jaIme15bazores@ for info/reservations. (e613)

Queen Pillow Top Mattress set. Brand New still in the original plastic.$150 Call or Text 401-359-3904 (e113)



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Soul Shine Holistic Center now open in Seekonk! 32 Olney St. Briarwood Plaza. 508-336-8881 Services: Nutrition; IET, Reiki, Sacred Heart Yoga; Angel Readings, Akashic Healing; LOA. Stop by, check us out and receive 1/2 off your first healing. (e113) 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. (e113) Gagne Painting A Benjamin Moore Contractor Free Estimates Available 7 Days A Week! RI#28604 MA#171546 Insured Call 401-663-1709 (e113) A2Z CLEANOUT SERVICES has been in Business for nearly 10 Years. We pride ourselves in Quality Service at Affordable Prices. We do a COMPLETE Cleanout not just “Cherry Picking” the good stuff. We are Fully Insured for YOUR protection...VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU LET PEOPLE ON YOUR PROPERYT!!! We do single items to complete homes including ATTICS, BASEMENTS, GARAGES, SHEDS, YARDS, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND STORAGE UNITS. Tim Cummings Text or Call 508-3699067 (e113)


EXPERIENCED TEACHER OF PIANO, VOICE AND ORGAN: Classical & popular. Beginners & Advanced. All ages. Traditional and modern methods. Natalie Lawton, M.A. 45 Central Avenue, North Seekonk, MA 508-7613334 (e413) PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-2524208. (e1212)

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January Business Directory CATEGORY



A/C & Heating LS Heating & Air Conditioning 26 Appliance Repairs Affordable Appliance Repair Co. 42 Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs 62 Appliance Store Iz Schwartz Appliance, Inc. 27 Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 26 Attorney Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 60 Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 72 Attorney Laurie P. Mullen 12 Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello 60 Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis 61 Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri 56 Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 56 Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body 62 Auto Dealers Bristol Toyota 2 Auto Dealers Hot Rides INC 9 Auto Repairs Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. 32 Auto Repairs Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair 11 Auto Repairs New England Tire 3 Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep 20 Auto Repairs Somerset Subaru 83 Auto Repairs Trustworthy Auto 26 Auto Salvage Seekonk Auto Salvage 23 Bank Coastway Community Bank 4 Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry 45 Building Contractor DTP Construction 31 Building Contractor M.G. Salois Construction 25 Building Contractor Nerney Construction 32 Building/Remodeling Ferreira Builders, Inc. 10 Carpentry - Finish Cosimini Construction 65 Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery 13 Child Care ASAP 39 Child Care Brown Play School 32 Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 22 Child Care Teddy Bear Learning & Daycare Cent 33 Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center 39 Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 35 Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep 58 Chiropractor Mobley Family Chiropractic 48 Chiropractor Rehoboth Family Chiropractic 51 Church First Spiritualist Church of Brockton 75 Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service 64 Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles 73 Computer Repair ICU 4 PC’s 15 Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Incorp 63 Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. 15 Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC 29 Dentist Ritebite Dental 59 Dentist Romani Orthodontics 8 Disposal Service Professional Duct Cleaning 96 Dog Grooming Groom & Style 53 Dog Services Canine Mastery, Inc 44




Electrician Dorrance Electric 55 Electrician Greaves Electric 53 Electrician Neal Bellavance Electric 61 Excavating MJD Excavating, Inc. 43 Fence Installation Fence Tech 55 Fence-Sales/Serv. Foxx Fence 47 Fencing Instruction RI Fencing Academy & Club 51 Fitness - Dance Zumba with Liz Morrell 50 Flooring - All Types Armoush Flooring 44 Flooring - All Types Custom Linocraft 40 Flooring - Wood David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors 34 Framing - Custom Frames of Mind 11 Fuel - Oil Affordable Fuel 58 Fuel - Oil Al’s Quality Oil Co. 38 Fuel - Oil COD OIL 8 Fuel - Oil E & V Oil Co. 96 Fuel - Oil Ferreira Oil, Inc. 24 Fuel - Oil Pricerite Discount Heating Oil 46 Furniture/Upholstery Masterson Furniture and Upholstery 21 Glass Fabricator Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. 33 Health & Fitness Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness 65 Health & Fitness Global Sweet Polyols, LLC - BodySon 52 Health & Fitness Shake It Up Fitness & More 52

FOR SALE 1975 Gravely convertible tractor Model 5660 - 12 HP Kohler engine with electric start, 4-speed Swiftamatic transmission Model K301S, Spec. 47692D, Serial Number 9689760 40” deck - dual wheels and a steering sulky Runs OK. No rust, just old.

AND 1975 seed spreader

called “Seed - Easy - Spreader” Manufactured by Garber Seeders, Inc., St. Paris, Ohio. Model #72 6 D - five feet long. Runs OK. No rust, just old. TOTAL $300.

Billy Goat 6 HP Leaf Blower SP-170 - Subaru Engine I bought this from Dave’s Lawnmower Shop in Swansea, Mass on 11-08-10. Front exhaust directs the blower. Cost a total of $794.23. I used this blower a total of four times. It’s not suited for my property. $500.

Contact: 508-761-5935


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CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Health & Fitness YMCA of Greater Providence 9 Health Care Community VNA 73 Heating & Air Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning 34 Heating Service Almeida’s Heating Service 61 Heating Service COD Heating 66 Heating Service Jay Sheldon’s Heating 21 Heating Service Larry’s Heating & A.C. 40 Heating Service LIMA HVAC, Inc. 57 Home Improvements Professional Property Maintenance 57 Home Improvements Stateside Vinyl Siding Company 66 Hotels Comfort Inn & Suites 70 House Cleaning Mary Quality Home Cleaning 13 Insurance Agency Lefebvre Smith Insurance 35 Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers 19 Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers 79 Kitchen Remodeling Kitchens Direct, Inc 17 Laundromat The Clothes Pin 28 Marble Fabricators Star Marble & Granite 33 Martial Arts Lima’s Tae Kwon-Do Karate 49 Martial Arts USA Karate 76 Masonry-Construction StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 64 Massage Therapy Serenity Massage 50 Massage Therapy URelax BodyWork 21 Medical Practice Internal Medicine & Preventative Care 18 Music Doug’s Music Retail & Learning Cent 83 Musical Instruction School of Rock 18 Optometrists Brown Center 22 Orthodontics Romani Orthodontics 8 Painting Contractor Advantage Painting 43 Painting Contractor Delisle & Son Painting & Repair 46 Painting Contractor EZ Painting 94 Painting Contractor Iachetti Painting Company 62 Painting Contractor Lundco Painting LLC. 59 Paving Contractor - Mas Blue Stone Driveways & Masonry 46 Personal Trainer Endurance Fitness 48 Pet Services Rehoboth Pet Care 12 Photographer Fetching Photography 89 Physical Therapy Healy Physical Therapy 49 Physical Therapy Pro Physical Therapy & Sportscare 50 Plastering & Painting David Laurino - Plastering 53 Plumbing & Heating Sine Plumbing & Heating 47

CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Plumbing & Heating Vintage Plumbing & Heating 16 Private School Sacred Heart School 38 Private School St. Margaret School 17 Private School The Pinecroft School 39 Private School The Providence Country Day School 19 Real Estate Aubin Realty 77 Real Estate David Smith, Century 21 15 Real Estate Exit Realty - Shane Halajko 41 Real Estate Mateus Realty 95 Real Estate Patty Bain-Remax River’s Edge 20 Real Estate ReMax Rivers Edge 4 Real Estate Robin Lozito, Remax Rivers Edge 58 Remodeling Batty Construction 34 Restaurant Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon 90 Restaurant Country Kitchen 91 Restaurant Fratello Ristorante 91 Roofing Contractor B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. 41 Roofing Contractor Tabeleys Roofing 73 Salt B & B Trucking 78 Security Systems Home & Commercial Security 65 Septic Inspections Pro Inspection Services-Steven Drew 94 Septic Systems Fisk Contracting 63 Septic Systems Town Sanitation 23 Septic Systems-Cleanin Bay State Sewage Disposal, Inc. 67 Septic Systems-Cleanin Croome Sanitation, Inc. 10 Septic Systems-Cleanin Soares Sanitation Pumping, Inc. 47 Septic/Trash Removal A. Viera Disposal 38 Shoe Store St. Pierres Shoes 79 Solar Energy RAB Construction Corp. 57 Solar Energy RAB Construction Corp. 28 Special Events South Seekonk Gun Club 37 Special Needs Lori O’Brien-Foeri 37 Theatres - Live Trinity Repertory Company 45 Trash Removal Cleanway Disposal & Recycling 31 Trash/Junk Removal Big Blue Removal Service 55 Travel Senior Trips 72 Tree Service Advanced Tree 64 Tree Service Choate Tree Service 67 Tree Service Seekonk Tree 10 Water Treatment Water Filter Company, Inc. 24 Weight Loss Medi-Weight Loss Clinic 48

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Buying or Selling - Call

MATEUS Realty The experience makes the difference!

So if you're ready to buy or sell, Call Mateus Realty today at 434-8399.

Serving East Providence and surrounding areas since 1975.

Attention Buyers!! Now Is A Great Time to buy!!

EAST PROVIDENCE - Centrally located 3 Br Cottage, dining, prch, siding, hw's, tile, young gas boiler/hw tank, upgraded electric, hw's, garages. $149,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Centrally located 2/3 Br home, FR, FLrm, porch, 1 1/2 baths, siding, replacement windows, young gas furnace, upgraded electric. $129,900

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 - Off Veterans Parkway!! Clean 4 Br Cape; new roof, replacement windows, upgraded electric, garage; near bike path & golf course, minutes to Providence. $139,900



EAST PROVIDENCE - Clean 2 family w/ updates; partially finished basement, new roof, replacement windows, young gas boilers/hw tanks, upgraded electric, appliances, separate utilities, hw's, garages, 7000+sf lot. $189,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Warren Ave!! Several possibilities!! Currently used as a SF/established Barber Shop! Ideal for live-in/business. Corner lot with oversized garages. $179,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Pride of ownership!! 3 Br, 2 bath R/Ranch; finished lower, Hw's, Tile, gas heat, c/a, french doors to deck, sliders to patio, sprinklers, garage, fenced yard, easy hwy access, minutes from East Side!! $219,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - 3 Br Raised Ranch, siding, garage, gas heat, young roof, 8000+ sf lot with fruit trees and sprinklers. $199,900



East Providence - 3 Br, 2 bath Raised Ranch, 2 kitchens, FR, young roof, replacement windows, siding, sliders to deck and patio, sprinklers, garage, close to 2 acres of land abutting the Seekonk line!! $229,900

A sign of success and a name you can trust!

EAST PROVIDENCE - Pierce Field!! Near Golf Course!! Mint/young 3 Br R/Ranch, FR, garage, siding, central air, sprinklers. $209,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Off Vets Pkwy!! Near Pierce Field & Bike Path, 2 Br Bungalow, dining, porch, 2 partially finished rooms on 2nd level, hw's, gas heat, upgraded electric, young roof, replacement windows. $119,900

434-8399 FALAMOS PORTUGUES • FAX # 435-3401

582 Warren Avenue • East Providence, RI 02914

RIVERSIDE - 3 Br, 2 bath Colonial, remodeled in the 80's, 200+ sf of living space!! Spacious master suite with private bath, ldry, office & sliders to deck. Great room with fp & cathedrals; replacement windows, upgraded electric. $179,900

Thank You for Another Successful Year!

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