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DECEMBER 2010 VOLUME 6, NO. 12
Serving the Community and Businesses of East Providence
Your 2010 HOLIDAY GUIDE
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Who Is New City Councilor Katie Kleyla?
by Carolyn Bray If you’ve met newly-elected City Councilor Katie Kleyla (pronounced Kl-eye-la), and if you live in East Providence’s Ward 1 you probably have, than you already know she is a vivacious, friendly and very pretty young woman eager to get to work on the City’s problems. What you may not know about Ms. Kleyla is that she attended URI on a full scholarship, a self-described “townie” coming out of East Providence High School, and that she has made her living as a vocalist booking shows all over the area and teaching music too. This follows in her father’s tradition - he is an opera singer with the Met. Kleyla grew up in East Providence, first on Pinegrove Street behind Uncle Tony’s restaurant, and then on Pawtucket Avenue. When she returned to East Providence from URI, she re-immersed herself in city life and “felt it necessary for young people to take some responsibility” for what went on in the City. Ms. Kleyla says one reason a newcomer like her won the election is because “Many people didn’t like all the bickering” going on with the City Council as led by Joe Larisa, and the School Committee as led by Tony Carcieri. Kleyla wants to make East Providence a “business-friendly” community of civil discourse, and allows as how all the fights with the unions and others under the previous regime worked against that. When asked, Kleyla says the School Committee’s outgoing move to raise school principals’ salaries after having summarily docked wages from teachers, was “another way to exhibit power. Politics doesn’t need to be about power, it needs to be about conversation.” Continued on page 4...
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East Providence News Briefs Outgoing East Providence School Committee Pushes Through Contracts for 21 Administrators
When the outgoing School Committee approved three-year contracts for 1 top school administrators, the incoming members took action. Charles Tsonos, newly elected School Committee member tried to get a temporary restraining order to block the contract vote but was unsuccessful. He feels the new contracts tie the hands of the incoming School Committee and finds it ironic that the outgoing committee approved contracts for administrators, when it had not done so in the past. He said he will be investigating some loopholes that might lead to the vote being reversed. School Department’s chief operating officer, Lonnie Barham, said the contracts did not include pay raises, but do include provisions allowing for step increases/ decreases, based on performance.
Attorney general Backs the City Against Pond View Expansion
TLA Pond View, a construction debris recycling facility on Dexter Road in Rumford, has submitted a solid waste application to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for permission to triple its operation. The DEM’s Office of Waste Management said that the application complies with local regulations and has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue the license. A complaint has been filed in Superior Court by the Attorney General’s office and the City of East Providence vs. RIDEM and TLA-Providence LLC. It contends that DEM cannot grant the license without TLA Pond View receiving permission from the city and the state planning office. Outgoing city councilman, Bob Cusack is happy that the Attorney General’s office agrees with the city’s position on Pond View and is helping the city control in what residents feel to be a business that is not being a good neighbor. Outgoing Mayor Joseph S. Larisa Jr. said that he has no issue with what TLA Pond View does legally as long as the alleged noise, dirt and potential increase in truck traffic in the neighborhood – are handled responsibly.
Fourth Annual Carousel Tree Lighting Event Was “The Best Ever”
Hundreds of families from East Providence attended the annual tree lighting ceremony and enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus at the Crescent Park Carousel. This celebration was the last chance to visit the landmark carousel this year. It will reopen again next spring. The Chorus of East Providence performed holiday music and pop corn, hot chocolate and other goodies were available. The event was free and sponsored by the carousel commission, a group that oversees the preservation and continued restoration of the 115-year-old ride. The feature attraction was the arrival of Santa who spent the evening taking photos with children discussing what each child wants for Christmas. Donna McMahon, the commission’s vice-chairwoman, said that the goal in coming years is to keep the event growing. You can find out more about the carousel when you visit the commission’s page on www.eastprovidenceri.net.
City Manager Brown Seeking Position In Virginia
City Manager Richard Brown is a finalist for the community’s city manager position in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Brown was also a finalist for a manager position in Plymouth but he did not get the job. Brown attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He commented that he is not currently in any negotiations for the position. Outgoing Mayor Joseph S. Larisa Jr. said a charter amendment has been in place since 199 and that there are guidelines in place that will guide the incoming city council’s search process. The council would determine who fills the city manager’s position consistent with the minimum qualifications. If he does not get the Charlottesville job, Brown plans to stay on in East Providence.
New Factory In E.P. Adds Jobs and Opportunities
ATW Companies, a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components
and services, announced the grand opening of Parmatech-Proform Corporation’s (Proform’s) new 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility at 5 Waterman Avenue, in East Providence, Rhode Island. The company focuses on metal injection molding and secondary MIM operations for the medical, telecommunications, firearms, hand tools, semiconductor, and electronic packaging markets. According to Peter C. Frost, president of ATW Companies, Inc., “ATW Companies is very excited to be expanding within Rhode Island, our long-established headquarters and base of operations. We expect the new facility will generate over 100 jobs to the area throughout the next three years.”
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She refers to Charlie Tsonos, the new Chair of the School Committee, as an excellent mentor. “He has a great grasp on what it means to be a townie. You can be intelligent, make tough choices and be respected, and still be a good person.” Kleyla also refers to the “messy budget,” with cross-outs in it, submitted by the previous City Council, as an example of leaders not showing enough respect for their constituency to do professional, easily understood work on what is a very important part of their job. She notes, looking at her campaign manager, Victor Silva, “If you have a finance director, use him,” instead of hiring extra consultants who are your friends - in an apparent reference to the actions of the previous Council. Mr. Silva has professional financial experience and speaks fluent Portuguese, which came in very handy as Kleyla canvassed Ward 1. With a rueful smile, Kleyla also indicates what a revelation doorto-door canvassing was to her. She was met with an “onslaught” of concerns. What she heard often was people pleading for no raising of taxes and fees in East Providence. Kleyla also found it “discouraging” how many of the people complaining to her were not registered to vote. She is proud of how many she got to register during those neighborhood walks. She says she wants people to know they can reach out to her and talk to her, that her favorite part of the campaign was getting to know many people who are different than her. Some of the top things Kleyla wants to accomplish in her new two-year job at City Hall are: Make the city more business-friendly; make it easier for businesses to set up here - she says there is a lot of footwork involved; there are no time clocks for City workers but there needs to be pride about what you accomplish if you work for the City - realize you work for the citizens, they don’t work for you. Katie Kleyla knows this will be a very time-consuming job, after listening to all the worries and concerns of her constituents. With her youth working for her regarding stamina alone, and her warm enthusiasm a welcome change to many who dealt with some of the previous Council, Kleyla seems off to a good start fulfilling her hopes to make East Providence a welcoming place to live and work again.
The East Providence Department of Public Works and Parks Division will be collecting and chipping Christmas Trees for use as mulch for City projects.
Drop off your tree Dec. 26 - Jan. 15 at the following locations: Glenlyon Field Agawam Field Kimberly Rock Field Hull St. Playground Pierce Field Central Av Playground Silver Spring Playground Kent Field Riverside Rec Field Grassy Plain Park Sabin Point Park Carousel Parking Lot
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No wreaths, garland, roping, or artificial trees. For more info call the Recycling Office at 435-7710 or 435-7711.
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This past (month) (October 5) I attended a Department of Environmental Management (DEM) public hearing on TLA/Pond View’s application for expansion of its facilities. This was the most recent of several hearings on this application. Apparently, the DEM – not the city – has jurisdiction over this matter, and, according to the handout at the meeting, DEM has determined that “the application materials… comply with the requirements… and has therefore issued a Notice of Intent to Issue the license.” The DEM in its wisdom had reserved a tiny conference room at the Weaver Library, planning to take comments from one or two people at a time, while keeping almost everyone else outside the room. This plan was met with outrage from the dozens of East Providence residents and business owners who were there to express their views in the open. The hearing was quickly moved to the larger community room. Before long at least 100 people overflowed the available chairs and stood around the perimeter of the room, awaiting their turn to speak or to hear from other speakers. For over two hours, with clear, rational and civil remarks, residents and business owners from the neighborhoods surrounding and abutting Pond View came forward in opposition to expansion. One after another, the speakers decried the noise, odor and dust emanating from the Pond View facility. “The stench was so bad,” said one, “we thought there was a gas leak and called the police.” “The trucks going in reverse – beep, beep, beep – can drive you to an asylum,” said another. The “slamming of dump gates,” the “banging and clanging,” the “smell so strong you can’t even breathe” were echoed over and over by concerned and worried citizens. Several posed the question: If the construction demolition workers and Pond View employees are required to wear masks, then what foul particulates must the neighboring community be breathing, unprotected by face masks and goggles? And what, they asked, causes the coating of yellow dust on the frozen Omega Pond every winter? As one speaker said, what we know is disturbing enough, but “what we don’t know is very frightening.” Other speakers remarked poignantly on the value of their homes, their biggest asset, and their fear that the value, which was already degraded by their proximity to Pond View, would plummet even further with the proposed expansion. A number of public officials spoke out with concerns as well. City Manager Brown voiced the official opposition of the city and expressed “concern with DEM’s ability to regulate.” Police Chief Tavares spoke of public safety ramifications, especially during inclement weather and in the case of a serious traffic accident in the area. Senator DaPonte voiced his strong opposition, citing health issues. As both City Manager Brown and Senator DaPonte emphasized, no one wants to drive business out of East Providence. Many of the other speakers agreed that business is the lifeblood of a community. But a business has to be a good neighbor. It has to conduct itself in such a way as not to be a public nuisance at best and a health hazard at worst. Please, DEM, do the right thing, for the good of our fair city. Open your eyes and your ears to the pleas of our neighbors and turn down TLA/Pond View’s expansion application. Candy Seel East Providence, RI
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Why No Coverage On Question #7
In the recent election there was a Local Ballot Question (#7) on the ballot which as far as I can determine received little, if any, discussion in this or any other paper prior to the election. The only comment about it I ever saw was on a yard sign saying “Stop the power grab. Vote no on #7.” After some searching on the Internet, I found a complete copy of question #7 (which by the way was overwhelmingly approved by EP voters). At first glance it appeared that this proposed change in EP law was intended to protect the 3.5% tax cap by including it in the city charter. But upon closer examination it looks as though this is really a way to get around the 3.5% tax cap by giving the city council the ability to exceed it if certain financial conditions exist. Those conditions are just about anything that would create a budget shortfall such as “the city forecasts or experiences a loss in total property revenue”, “the city forecasts or anticipates an emergency situation”, “the city forecasts or experiences debt services expenditures which exceed a prior years debt service expenditures” or “the city experiences substantial growth in its tax base as the result of major new construction which necessitates either significant infrastructure or school housing expenditures or a significant increase in the need for essential municipal services”. If my suspicions are correct and this is merely a way to circumvent the 3.5% tax cap, the taxpayers of EP have been had - again. Any light you or anyone else can shed on this matter is certainly warranted and should have been presented to voters before the election so fully informed choices could have been made. Thank you. Robert Amman East Providence, RI Outgoing Mayor, Joe Larrisa, addresses this issue in his last column this month. We will try to do a better job covering the issues in the future. Thanks, The Editor
What Senator Daponte Forgot to Mention
In his recent “response to City of East Providence concerning the car tax” newly re-elected Senator Daniel Daponte would have us taxpayers believe that the only overspending regarding East Providence is happening on the city level. He sites two new hires and a couple of other hefty raises, which I also question, to imply that this has necessitated the new car tax bills we will all soon be receiving. If one simply does the math regarding Dapontes assertions one finds it doesn’t make sense. The amount of money the General assembly withheld from the city regarding the car tax is in the millions. The fervor to replace officials at the local level provided the necessary scapegoat and deflect any attention away from where the most waste and negligence is occurring. Rhode Island while already by all accounts one of the least friendly states to do business in is facing a budget shortfall estimated over 50 million dollars. I guess Danny forgot to mention that. Stimulus funds from the federal Government will not be coming our way anymore so the current general assembly is faced with a real dilemma. How can we tax the remaining people of Rhode Island more and still get re-elected? Daponte’s recent article was preemptive. It was his way of saying, “Don’t blame me, blame your local officials” It worked. Will it always work? Can you fool all of the people all of the time?
December 010 The Reporter As a first time candidate I tried to bring my message of personal responsibility and fiscal sanity to Smith Hill by personally unseating Daponte in the past election. However my low budget campaign, out of the back of my truck fell short. In my recent debate with Daponte he asked me what I would cut if elected. I pointed to two areas that cost the state hundreds of millions per year. Social service fraud and illegal immigrants. If a person wants free services, Rhode Island is the place to be. If you are on drugs or have alcohol issues you have a disability and therefore become the financial responsibility of the taxpayer. I have personally interviewed state workers who told me how easy it is to cheat the system here. We are the California of the east coast, ultra liberal, ultra friendly to illegal’s and going broke. We remain according to Forbes Magazine and the Pew Center, one of the most over taxed, business hostile states. According to RIILE (Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement) illegals cost the state 440 million per year in benefits and uncollected taxes. When an illegal woman gives birth here in Rhode Island, that child just became eligible for free social service benefits. Foreign travel agencies offer special packages to pregnant women for this very purpose. E-Verify legislation would have mandated employers to hire only legal residents. I personally witnessed Daponte silent as this very bill was killed. Why? It’s not politically expedient. Sixteen other senators from cities other than East Providence courageously co-sponsored this bill but the leadership in the Senate killed it dead. What about all the legal immigrants who painstakingly respected the legal path to citizenship? Their honor deserves our respect. When the money runs out due to cowardly politicians things tend to get ugly. We see the recent riots in Greece and France and think it will never happen here. Central Falls is already in receivership. Many predict Pawtucket will be next. Rhode Islanders are leaving. Look around and notice all the vacant storefronts in East Providence and Pawtucket. A fellow realtor friend received six calls from people anxious to sell the day after the election. What does this tell you? With all these sellers, prices will continue to plummet. Too many sellers and not enough qualified buyers equal lower home values. I’m an investor/broker/landlord/insurance guy. This isn’t sour grapes. The grapes are looking like raisins! “There’s no money” - Daniel Daponte Well it didn’t just disappear, senator. David Sullivan East Providence
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Outgoing School Committee Issues Contracts
On Wednesday, November 17th, the outgoing School Committee voted to give contracts to Central Administrators who did not have contracts in recent years as it was policy for them to be at will employees of the School Department. As a private citizen, I went to court in order to obtain a temporary restraining order to postpone the issuance of contracts. These contracts will encumber the citizens and taxpayers of East Providence for the next 3 years. In these uncertain economic times, how much can we afford as taxpayers of East Providence? These contracts include possible pay increases. This outgoing School Committee headed by Anthony Carcieri has encumbered our city unnecessarily. Judge Bennett Gallo ruled that the sitting committee has the legal right to do what they did. The attorney for the School Department stated that the contracts were being put on paper that day as they were in court. This is a very costly day for East Providence. There is no excuse for this action to take place. The future of East Providence is too important to take financial risks such as this action. Where will the additional funds come from? We are in an economy which causes all of us to cut back our expenses in order to proceed with our lives and jobs in a sustainable way. Is this action by the outgoing School Committee sustainable? I do not believe so. Your new School Committee has been elected to protect your municipal checkbook. We will all do that, but now the outgoing school committee has tied the hands of the new city council and the new school committee. And now your hands have been tied by this group. Sincerely, Charles S. Tsonos
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East Providence School District is proud to announce the notification from The Champlin Foundations informing us of their approval of grants to the East Providence School District in the amount of $99,40 for the following purpose: Smart Boards for math classrooms at Martin Middle School & Riverside Middle School. East Providence Schools seeks to transform our mathematics classrooms so that learning is interactive, engaging, child-centered and data driven. The 1st Century Classroom project has been developed around three guiding principles; academic competence, high quality assessments and data evaluation. East Providence Public Schools seeks to improve quantitative literacy by providing cuttingedge technology tools K-1. The technology tools are designed to engage students and provide the teachers with relevant and timely data regarding student proficiency. Integrating online math manipulatives into classroom lessons are best delivered with an interactive white board. Complex mathematic equations can be seen, touched, and heard with our Gizmo multimedia software. Interactive white boards, in combination with our new Gizmo software, can help teachers vary their instructional approach by providing an engaging format to deconstruct standards and provide immediate feedback to students. With an interactive white board in every mathematics classroom, we can strengthen and ascertain student knowledge by providing engaging lessons to complex concepts that will tap into higher-order thinking and processing skills. East Providence School District is honored to receive this tremendous award from the Champlin Foundation and looks forward to bringing this new technology to the students and teachers Martin Middle School and Riverside Middle School. Grant Team: Dr. Caroline Caswell, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development Kelly Ahrens, Director of Technology Beth Salzillo, Curriculum Coordinator Rebekah Gendron, Supervisor of Instructional Technology
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East Providence, RI: The Annual Meeting and Dinner of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce was held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Eleven Forty Nine East Restaurant in Seekonk, MA. One hundred and ten chamber members and their guests attended the event. In addition to presenting the Chamber’s annual awards for Business of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year, and Board Member of the Year, the Chamber recognized Karen Adams, news anchor for WPRI-TV and FOX/Providence. “Ms. Adams’ volunteerism in the local community and southeastern Massachusetts is well-known. When she recently announced her retirement at the end of the year, we wanted to seize the opportunity to thank her for her time, and for setting an admirable example of a businessperson giving back to the community.” explained Laura McNamara, executive director of the East Providence Area Chamber. “The WPRI-TV and Fox/Providence studios are also in East Providence and have been a great neighbor for many years. We are pleased to recognize one of their employees for her selfless service in our area.” The recipients for this year’s annual chamber awards are: Business of the Year: Capital City Financial Corporation; Chamber Member of the Year: Liz Goodheart of Print-MD and Board Member of the Year: Arthur Dwyer of Wood’s Heating Service. All of the businesses are located in East Providence The East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce serves the communities of East Providence & Barrington, Rhode Island and Seekonk & Rehoboth, Massachusetts. They celebrated their 113th birthday in June with the Pawtucket Red Sox at a birthday BBQ at McCoy Stadium. The Chamber encourages their members to volunteer their time to non-profit organizations and to support special fundraising events. Every week, the Chamber sends out a Community & Business News email regarding their members’ volunteer and philanthropic activities and promotes those events/initiatives to the membership and the general public. The Chamber’s new board of directors and officers will take over in January 2011. The new officers are: Chairman: Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, Jr., Pawtucket Red Sox; Chairman-elect & vice-chair Membership Committee: Johnathon Birs, Capital City Financial; Past Chairman & vice chair Community Awareness Committee: Christine St.Hilaire, Barrington Urgent Care; Vice Chairman & Treasurer - Harold Daigneau, Daigneau Insurance Agency; Vice Chairmen Economic Development: Allan Gilmore, Gilmore’s Flower Shop; Secretary Lisa Ballantyne, Winslow Gardens Linn Health Care and United Methodist Elder Care. Board of Directors are: Brenda Celletti, Ocean State Town Planner; Deb Crepeau, Stitch-in-Time Tailoring & Alterations; Jeff Hagan, Providence Bruins; Rodger Lincoln, DC, New Hope Family Chiropractic; Steve Lima, East Commerce Solutions; Dean Malatesta, Print-MD; Kathy Marabello, Navigant Credit Union; Dean Martins, Metacomet Country Club; Manny Menezes, Exit Realty; Eric Ouhrabka, Starlight Limousine Service; Deborah Pedreira, Webster Bank; Joshua Slepkow, Slepkow, Slepkow & Associates; Paul Sousa, Ananke IT Solutions; Greg Watka, Aspen Aerogels; and Andrew Yaghjian, Munroe Dairy.
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Providence – AARP East Providence Chapter #1302 collected more than 400 pounds of foods during a recent AARP food drive. Chapter members, led by President John Alexyon brought canned goods and non-perishable items to their chapter meetings during October and November. The drive, part of a national effort to “Create The Good” was in cooperation with the AARP State Office and the RI Community Food Bank. AARP urges all members to log on to the “Create the Good” website to find ways that they can make a difference in their community. Go to: www.createthegood.com
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The gift That Saved My Life by Carolyn Bray
My articles have been appearing sporadically in this paper for the last months. This story will explain why: I was in my late twenties when I got the dreaded news, discovered accidentally when an ultrasound looking for a different problem revealed cysts in my kidneys. I had inherited my father’s polycystic kidney disease, an ailment in which inoperable water cysts grow in the kidneys over a long time, eventually (in many cases) completely killing the kidney’s ability to filter toxins out of the blood. Once a person reaches this kind of renal failure, their only choices to live are to get dialysis, and/or a kidney transplant. Unless you have a match among your living family and friends willing to donate one of their two kidneys, you are placed on dialysis and -- if multiple tests show you are up to it -- put on your area’s waiting list to receive a cadaver kidney that matches your blood type. I was very negative about what lay ahead, as I had already looked after my father as he went through dialysis, then after he had a kidney transplant that worked for 15 years -- the estimated life span of a new kidney. It had not been an easy journey for him, and my disease had been following the timing of his almost exactly. I was in hemodialysis -- the most heavy-duty kind -- at dialysis centers for the next four and one-half years. The typical dialysis schedule at the centers is three days per week for three hours on the machine each time. Putting you on and taking you off the machines also takes time, so the stay is more often three and one-half to four hours. The process is exhausting, although televisions being available help pass the time, as tubes rush the blood out of you and then --filtered -- back into you, through a surgically constructed pair of
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December 010 The Reporter associate minister at Newman Church, Sharon Key, was also there for me when I awoke, and had in fact taken me into the hospital, as the news came so swiftly I was unable to contact my planned ride. Various friends and the women of Bad Girls, the women’s fellowship group at church, were in touch with me in person or by phone for the week I was hospitalized. My new kidney started working immediately, with the help of a stent Dr. Charpentier had put between the kidney and my bladder, which was later removed. Suddenly I was urinating like it was going out of style - renal failure means you urinate very little, if at all. Dr. Charpentier came to see me and announced: “You are no longer in kidney failure.” At first I felt exhilarated and different - an underlying constant sense of unwellness and near-nausea had disappeared. But you are basically an ICU patient right after a transplant, which means you are hooked up to an IV, have to wear a Foley catheter on your private parts, and are constantly visited by nurses, doctors and nursing assistants, who ask the same questions (i. e. “On a scale of one to ten, what would you say your pain level is now?”). Eventually the constant visits, the consequent sleep deprivation and the pain from the operation (which in me involved a large incision where my appendix used to be) started to get to me and by four days after the operation I was grouchy and weepy. All I had been through in the preceding five years, the sleep deprivation, and the effective but very strong Dilaudid pain medication explain my feelings fairly well. I had planned to go to medical rehab after the hospital, but Dr. Charpentier said with my immune system deeply suppressed via medications, the last place for me was a germ-ridden rehab facility. I was scared to go home feeling and moving so poorly, but was told Bayada nurses would be tending to me. Initially, I had lots of friends, mostly from the Bad Girls, bringing me meals and helping me around my home. In October I was taken to the hospital for a check-up with Dr. Charpentier, and was told I must be admitted immediately, because of a recurrent and painful problem with my legs. This time the liquid dripping out of my swollen legs turned into huge, stinging blisters. They tested me for the ailment cellulitis, which can be fatal, and the problem proved again to be stasis dermatitis caused by edema. They treated the legs for five days and then sent me home to be treated by a Bayada nurse; this worked well and my legs are almost fully healed. Anyone set up with home nurses should be aware that it can take at least a week before those often-overburdened organizations set your schedule. My friends thought I had nurses coming right away so many dropped away, and the doctors thought I had friends helping, so I went through a week of low spirits and little help, when there was almost constant pain in my abdomen and the side effects of the immuno-suppressants to stop kidney rejection were causing extreme fatigue and nausea. I was so weak at that point, I fell on the floor and literally could not get up until friends came over to help me. Now I am slowly improving, my kidney is functioning well, and I have the nurse visiting, and both a physical therapist (works on legs), and an occupational therapist (works on the upper body and functioning around the house). Soon I should also get some overdue home-making help, because lifting anything much can be quite painful, due to the operation and some arthritis. I also wear a mask when I am out and around people, as for the next two months I will be so immuno-suppressed anyone can pass anything contagious onto me. I can’t have the flu shot for months as I would get the flu from the inactive virus in it. So I look much better than I did on dialysis, but a kidney transplant requires a long and sometimes-hard recovery. It may well be as much as another six weeks before I am more normal, but I am likely to be so much better at the end of it all, I can only be deeply grateful to the person who gave me a chance at a longer and higher quality life. For one thing, after five years of a very restricted diet, I can now eat almost anything I want!
If you are willing to be an organ donor (they are urgently needed) after death, you can tell the Division of Motor Vehicles or AAA. The DMV will put a heart on your license that alerts people you are a donor. You can also register online at any time, at www. donatelifenewengland.org. Living donors willing to give up their spare kidney either to a family member or friend, or to any match who needs it, can contact Rhode Island Hospital’s Transplant Department. There are 109, 059 people waiting for transplants across the country; every 11 minutes someone is added to the list, and each day 1 people die waiting for a donor. Please consider being an organ donor to save the life of someone like me. In the season of giving, it is the greatest gift you could give.
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Big Brothers of Rhode Island launches program for children of prisoners as part of landmark partnership
East Providence, R.I., (November 3, 010) – Big Brothers of Rhode Island is recruiting volunteers to be mentors for its newest program, a groundbreaking partnership with Big Sisters of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership and Urban League of Rhode Island. The statewide partnership, called Big Mentor League, will provide mentors for 600 children of prisoners over three years. Funding for the program comes from the federal Administration on Children, Youth and Families Mentoring Children of Prisoners program. As a partner, Big Brothers of Rhode Island will receive $150,000 over three years to create and support mentorships for 150 fatherless boys who are the sons of prisoners. “This is a breakthrough for our organization,” says Val Sinesi, Executive Director of Big Brothers of Rhode Island. “The Big Mentor League brings together the strongest mentoring agencies in the state to reach out to hundreds of at-risk children, to give them positive role models and powerful friendships. Because of this collaboration, Big Brothers of Rhode Island will be able to bring life-changing Big Brothers to more children of incarcerated parents than we ever have before.” In order to expand opportunities for children of prisoners to receive Big Brothers, the agency needs to recruit 50 new Big Brothers this year. “Volunteers who join the Big Mentor League will discover that mentoring is rewarding beyond compare. I urge men who are interested in becoming Big Brothers to apply now,” says Mr. Sinesi. Big Brothers of Rhode Island’s mission is to improve the quality of life of at-risk boys who have no father and no positive male role model in their homes. The organization provides mentors for eligible children at no cost to their families, relying instead on local donors, fundraising events and grants to support the quality public service that Big Brothers of R.I. has offered across the state since 195. Enrollment is underway for qualifying Little Brothers, as well. Big and Little Brother applications are available online at www. bigbrothersri.org. For more information, contact Val Sinesi at Big Brothers of Rhode Island, (401) 43-9955 or mentoring@ bigbrothersri.org.
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About Big Brothers of Rhode Island
Big Brothers of Rhode Island has been working to improve the quality of life of at-risk, fatherless boys and single-parent families in Rhode Island communities for 58 years. Our one-on-one mentoring programs benefit hundreds of fatherless boys statewide by providing them with life-changing mentors. Big Brothers mentoring is an enriching out-of-school experience that’s provided at no cost to eligible children. A boy who receives a Big Brother is less likely to use drugs or alcohol, engage in violence or skip school. He improves his grades, his behavior at home and in school and his self-confidence. Big Brothers of Rhode Island provides ongoing professional support to volunteers and families to promote healthy, meaningful relationships between Big and Little Brothers and improve each child’s opportunities for success in life. Big Brothers of Rhode Island, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization.
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Peter Leddy, a 10-year real estate professional, has joined Weichert, Realtors® - Tirrell Realty following a two-year affiliation with Exit Realty. A specialist in residential sales, he serves clients in Barrington, East Providence and Pawtucket. He is a member of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors®. Leddy’s credentials include the GRI (Graduate, Realtors® Institute) and the ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) designations. During his real estate career, the Riverside resident has been honored as a multi-million dollar producing agent. Weichert, Realtors® - Tirrell Realty is located in Riverside.
Children’s Place Donates Food to East Bay Community Action Program
Parents and students of the Children’s Place delivered boxes of donated food items to East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) on Friday, November 19th. This is the 0th year the Children’s Place has participated in an annual food drive for its community. The Children’s Place held a Thanksgiving Food Drive from November 1st – November 19th. Families, friends, and faculty brought in non-perishable food items and gift certificates for EBCAP’s holiday food baskets. Related lesson plans for the children (aged 3 – 6) emphasized the spirit of giving. The food drive was organized by members of the Rumford Parent’s Advisory Council.
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Roots & Shoots
Our Roots & Shoots group recently took on a project to collect work gloves and garden gloves for volunteer workers from the National Wildlife Federation. The volunteers are working directly to clean up animals and their habitats after the gulf coast oil spill. The members of the Roots & Shoots group, Matthew Patrone, Gabrielle Patrone, Ethan Wright and Maya Wright, are all students at Alice M. Waddington Elementary School in Riverside. The school-wide effort of the Feinstein Scholars/Waddington Wizards resulted in the donation of 34 pairs of gloves and gift cards to purchase other needed items such as tools and plants. Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian program for youth. In classrooms, community-based clubs and youth groups, Roots & Shoots members plan and participate in activities and service projects that promote care and concern for the environment, animals and the human community. For more information, please visit www. rootsandshoots.org.
East Providence Resident Named to Transition Team
Riverside resident, and Bay View Academy grad, Margaret Holland McDuff was appointed to Governor-Elect Chafee’s transition team. Margaret Holland McDuff, 44, of East Providence, Rhode Island, is CEO of one of the state’s oldest and largest human service and education non-profits, Family Service of Rhode Island. The agency, under Holland McDuff’s leadership, has become a leader in creating strategic partnerships to improve services to children and families in crisis. Recently the partnership she fostered between her agency and the Providence Police Department received the national MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award. In the spring, she received the national Child Welfare Leadership Award, given annually by the Alliance for Children and Families, an association of nonprofit human service agencies in the United States and Canada. The award recognizes individuals making significant impact on children’s issues. In 2008, she led the successful merger between AIDS Project RI and her agency. In 2007, under her leadership, Lucy’s Hearth, a Middletown, Rhode Island shelter for homeless women and children, became an affiliate of Family Service of Rhode Island. She’s founder and current president of the Ocean State Network for Children and Families and a founder and the current treasurer of the Quality Care Company, both collaborations of human service providers. Under her direction, Family Service of Rhode Island has collaborated with Providence, Central Falls, North Kingstown and Westerly school districts to address behavioral health barriers to academic performance. One of her latest undertakings is creating Providence Children’s Initiative, a partnership of an array of nonprofits, government, businesses and private individuals, to develop a pre-cradle through college system of services for low-income Providence children and families. Providence Children’s Initiative, supported by Providence Mayor-elect Angel Taveras, is inspired by the celebrated Harlem Children’s Zone, profiled by “60 Minutes,” and the movie “Waiting for Superman.” Among her various statewide leadership positions, Holland McDuff serves on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s board of directors; was head of the Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council in Providence, and is former co-chair of the Rhode Island Children’s Policy Coalition. She was a member of continued on page 25...
The members of the Roots & Shoots group, (shown left to right), Matthew Patrone, Gabrielle Patrone, Ethan Wright and Maya Wright, are all students at Alice M. Waddington Elementary School in Riverside.
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Karen Adams, news anchor WPRI-TV and FOX/Providence, was recognized by the Chamber for her volunteerism in the community. Johnathon Birs, president of Capital City Financial Corporation, with Christine St. Hilaire, East Providence Area Chamber board chairman.
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He is scheduled to travel the coastline by boat and circle the Ponham Rocks Lighthouse on December 4th. For more information, photos and updates, visit the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Web site at www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org or their page on Facebook: facebook.com/pomhamrockslighthouse.
RBNA Wishes All their Neighbors a Happy Holiday Season
East Providence, RI 1/01/10 -- The Red Bridge Neighborhood Association, (RBNA) wishes all their neighbors a safe and happy holiday season. As we come to the close of 010 we have great possibilities for the upcoming year. Meetings are held on the LAST Tuesday of month at 6:00 p.m. and as always we encourage our neighbors and business owners to attend. Due to the busy holiday season we will NOT meet during the month of December but will resume on Tuesday January 5th 011 at 6 p.m. The meetings are held at the East Providence Boys & Girls Club located on 115 Williams Street. We thank our all our supporters who helped make our Neighborhood Food Drive a great success. It was our pleasures to make giving back to our neighbors in need our community service project. The Red Bridge Neighborhood Association’ mission is to work in partnership with organizations, businesses, and officials seeking to improve the City of East Providence’ Red Bridge neighborhoods preserve and promote our diverse, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to work, live, and play. RBNA also will provide neighbors with resources to solve community problems and opportunities, to become a powerful voice in the neighborhoods planning and development. Ultimately, we want to strengthen relationships among neighbors to build community and civic involvement. The RBNA Wishes all our Neighbors a Safe & Happy Holiday Season! Red Bridge Neighborhood Assoc. Julie Silva, Vice President
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East Providence Historical Society
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Holiday Party with the Concert Handbell Ringers of the Wheeler School
Monday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.
Newman Church, 100 Newman Ave., Rumford, RI Gather around with friends and family and enjoy a delicious traditional turkey dinner catered by the talented cooks of the East Providence Historical Society. The celebrated Concert Handbell Ringers of the Wheeler School will perform a variety of holiday andÂ familiar songs.
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Riverside Circle# 28, Daughters of Isabella is planning a Christmas Party for its December meeting. The party will be held at the Davenport Restaurant in East Providence on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $16.00 per person, and there will be three (3) menu choices. Members are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Toy for tots program, which will be given to the Marines at the Christmas party. Please call Alice, 433-0427 or Helen H 433-1702 for information and reservations.
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The East Providence Parks & Recreation Department sponsored the 30th annual Turkey Trot Charity Road Race on Saturday, November 0, 010. There were 45 runners in the 4.3 mile fun run. Special thanks to race official Edward Cronan, the East Providence Police Dept., and Recreation Dept. staff for their assistance and dedication. Race results are as follows: Winner of the Edward Cronan Sr. Memorial trophy is Tom Wharton. This award is presented to the first East Providence resident to finish the race. Division Winners: Junior (1 & under): Daniel Simonds (30:30) Open (19-39): Tom Wharton (4:09) & Kim Gustafson (30:31) Master (40-49): Lawrence Walker (7:10) & Kimberly Koness (34:30) Senior (50-59): Terry Wnek (7:10) Grand Master (60-69): Bill Andrade (:31) Diamond Master (70+): Bob Burnett (37:54) The following lists all face finishers: Tom Wharton, 4:09; Andrew Sabourin, 4:55; Lawrence Walker, 7:10; Terry Wnek, 7:0; Edward Fitzpatrick, 7:5; Bill Andrade, :31; Paul Morrissey, :3; Daniel Simonds, 30:30; Kim Gustafson, 30:31; Glenn Delross, 30:41; David Martin, 31:53; Christian Horne, 31:5; Pat LaChance, 3:35; Frank Baker, 33:3; Lauren McKivergan, 34:09; Luis Anastacio, 34:4; Kimberly Koness 34:30; Igor Levitsky 35:0; Devon Goodwin, 35:46; Dave Simmons, 36:49; Dilia Medeiros, 37:17; Bob Burnett, 37:54; Felicia Lariviere, 3:11; Sherry Royall, 3:43; Brian Drianville, 3:44; Dean Bate, 39:34; Susan Clemens, 40:16; John McGowan, 40:59; Pat Kurzynski, 43:49; Paul Pare, 43:0; Heather Zanati, 43:5; Pauline Panarello, 44:19; Chuck Hyson, 44:45; Douglas Procter, 45:50; James O’Reilly, 46:4; Stan Kurzynski, 47:04; Fred Zuleger, 47:39; Jackie Bate, 4:56; Jim Maloney, 4:56
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Madeline Meets the Nutcracker
Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt) announces its upcoming Holiday show: “Madeline Meets the Nutcracker”. Nancy McAuliffe, Artistic Director for RIbt, says “this annual holiday show is a great show for younger audiences with story lines that are well known to children and with the focus of the presentation for them. They relate well to our young dancers and especially enjoy going to get autographs from the characters after the show. Our dancers enjoy that as well! Also, anyone named Madeline, with an id, gets free entrance to the show.” The performance is at East Greenwich High School on Avenger Drive in East Greenwich. Show time is 3 p.m. on December 1th. Reserved seating tickets for $15 or $5 can be ordered in advance at 401-47-5301, or purchased at the door. Refreshments and boutique items will be available in the lobby.
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Our 6th annual Holiday Cash Raﬄe
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Plus, tickets will be drawn for a total of $5,000 in cash prizes, gift certificates and more (read on for details). Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Odds of winning are 1 in 100. $5 per ticket To buy tickets online, go to www.bigbrothersri.org, click “Donate,” then select “Holiday Cash Raffle” from the donation category list.
Drawing Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the Little Brothers’ Christmas Party • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Smithfield Lodge of Elks; 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. All are welcome. Winners need not be present. Cash Prizes: 1st prize - $10,000; nd prize $5,000; 3rd prize - $,500; 4th - th prizes - $1,000; 9th - 1th prizes - $500; 13th prize - $50; 14th -15th prizes - $15
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A Pair of Custom Made Oak Step Stools; Two Round Trip Conway Coach Tickets – Casino; $50 Community Teachers Federal Credit Union Savings Bond; Eight DJ’s Carwash Tickets; A Pair of Boston Bruins Tickets; Dave’s Marketplace Sweets Basket ($45 value); $50 Whole Foods Market Gift Certificate; $100 Benny’s Gift Certificate; $50 Gift Certificates to local fine dining restaurants. Andy Gallonio, Chairman & Val Sinesi, Executive Director Big Brothers of Rhode Island, Inc. 3300 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI 02915 phone: (401) 432-9955, fax: (401) 808-6586, mentoring@ bigbrothersri.org
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CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE DINNER
December 11th,2010 At 7pm To be held at the Bishop Hickey K of C Council Hall 50 Crescent View Drive Riverside, RI 02915 Ticket Donation : $20.00 pp & an New UNWRAPPED Toy (Ages 0 - 16 yrs Old) for Children's Friends. For Tickets or Information please call.
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Local Resident Walks a Marathon to Help Fight Leukemia January 9th
Donna Drew is very excited to be able to actively support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a member of the LLS’ Team In Training. On January 9, 011 Donna will take on the challenge of completing a full marathon (6. miles) at Walt Disney World in Orlando in honor of Rhode Island’s cancer patients and their families. She is thrilled to unite her passion for marathons with an opportunity to support a great cause like cancer research and patient financial aid. Leukemia is the number one cause of death in children between the ages of 1-14 and takes the lives of 50,000 people each year. Currently Donna is asking the community for support in her fundraising efforts by contributing as generously as possible to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on her behalf. A full 76.% of every dollar the LLS receives through fundraising will fund the research being done to find a cure for blood cancer as well as support patient financial aid and co-pay assistance programs and support groups right here in RI. Increased funding is the key to finding a cure and it can’t be done without the support of people like you! Donations can be mailed on Donna’s behalf to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of RI, C/O Donna Drew, 110 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 090. Donations can also be made online at http://pages.teamintraining.org/ri/wdw11/ddrewn. No amount is too small to make a BIG difference in the lives of people fighting these awful diseases. Thank you in advance for your donation.
Church Events Our Lady of Loreto 346 Waterman Avenue
Life in Christ: A Course in Christian Morality December 16th • 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Father Joseph R. Upton, assistant pastor at St. Francis of Assisi in Wakefield, will present a course on Christian morality at Our Lady of Loreto, 346 Waterman Avenue, East Prov RI. The course will survey the Church’s teaching on the moral life. Monthly sessions will be held on Thurs in the parish meeting room (side door of the rectory). The next session will be on Thursday, December 16th. 7:00 - :00 P.M. The subject will be “The Moral Virtues: Justice, Fortitude, Temperance & Prudence”. Although there is no fee, it is necessary to register by calling 434-3535. Please leave your name, telephone number, and parish affiliation. Contact: Carol Owens (401) 434-3535; Email: email@example.com
Scripture Study December 21st • 7:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Timothy Reid, who holds a Master Degree in Theology from Providence College, will be presenting the continuing Scripture Study program at Our Lady of Loreto, 346 Waterman Avenue, East Prov RI. The sessions will be held in the parish meeting room (side door of the rectory). The next session will be on Tuesday, December 1st 7:00 - :00 P.M. The subject will be on “Titus & Philemon”. Although there is no fee – it is necessary to register by calling 4343535 and leaving your name, telephone number and parish. Contact: Carol Owens (401) 434-3535; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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East Providence FOPA
December 4th - 14th Annual Missions Bazaar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. December 1th - Christmas play â€œLost & Foundâ€? at 4:00 p.m. with performances by Newmanâ€™s Christmas Orchestra December 19th - Community Carol Sing at 4:00 p.m. with performances from the youth & adult choirs and Providence Adult String Ensemble (PASE). Christmas Eve Services, December 4th at 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. with festive prelude music beginning at 10:30 p.m. All are welcome and invited to attend these time-honored traditions.
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A Living Creche, the 5th annual presentation of the Christmas Story, will take place in front of the Seekonk Congregational Church yard at 600 Fall River Avenue, beginning at 7:07 P.M. each evening December 0th through December 3rd with carols and readings from the biblical account of Jesusâ€™ birth. Participants include a baby from the congregation, as well as youth and adults portraying shepherds and magi. Live sheep are also imported for the week! Bring family and friends to experience the true meaning of the season. Hot chocolate will be served. On Christmas Eve, the living tableau of the manger scene will be a part of the worship services. During those services, the joyous sounds of Christmas carols will ring out. The public is most welcome to visit the church and view the Living Creche, from the December 0th through the 3rd, and/or attend any of the Christmas Eve services. Christmas Eve Services: 5:00 P.M. & 11:00 P.M. All Welcome.
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Encounter god. At a new time. In a new way. Sundays, 6 p.m. starting November 28
Join us Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. for a feast of light and incense, chants and hymns, Scripture and a joyful celebration of Holy Communion. Worship is followed by a light supper. Newcomers, friends, and people of all ages are welcome and expected. Come be fed. More Info: Web site www.epiphanyep.org; Telephone (401) 4345012; Email â€“ Edmund@epiphanyep.org
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The Mob and Me: Wise guys and the Witness Protection Program with Arlene Violet Monday, January 10, 2011 7:00 P.M.
Former Rhode Island Attorney General Arlene Violet will speak about her new book The Mob and Me: Wise Guys and the Witness Protection Program which she wrote in collaboration with the late John Partington. A story that Ms. Violet felt had to be told, The Mob and Me recounts Partington’s experiences guarding such people as ex-boxer and vicious Patriarca hit man Joe “The Animal” Barboza, and Vinny Teresa, a moneymaker for the mob who would later write the book, “My Life In the Mafia.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and open to all. Questions? Contact Librarian Joyce May at eplibraryjoyce@ yahoo.com or 434-453.
December Activities for Children
Santa Visit – all ages Thurs, Dec. 9, 3:00-5:00
Bring your camera to take photos with Santa Claus. We will also be decorating holiday cookies.
Crafts – all ages
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Dec. 7, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Reindeer Ornaments @ Riverside Dec. 7, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Santa Card Holder @ Rumford Dec. 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Spoon Angel @ Fuller Dec. 1, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Gingerbread Garland @ Rumford
Crafts – for ages 10 and up
Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Duct Tape Gifts @ Rumford Thursday, Dec. 3, 3:00–5:00 p.m. – Ornaments @ Rumford
Charity Day @ Weaver
Earn community services credit while engaging in the project of your choice. Ongoing projects include knitting blanket squares (we’ll provide needles & yarn and teach you how) and writing letters to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Monday, Dec. 13, :30 – 4:30, grades 4 Group through adult
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Animanga group @ Weaver December 6, 3-4:00 p.m., ages 10 & up
Chat about anime and manga, share fan fiction and art, watch short anime, draw your favorite characters, etc. while sampling Japanese snacks.
Teen ‘Zine Workshop @ Weaver
Monday, Dec. 20, 3-4:00 p.m., ages 10 & up
Come and share your poems, stories,
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opinion letters, art, etc. You can work on your submissions with us at the library, or work from home and submit your entries to email@example.com or drop off at one of the four EP libraries.
STAMP CLuB @ Weaver
Saturdays, 2:00-3:30 - December 4
Grades 1 & up. Limited to 5 participants. Call 434-453 to register. There are still openings. Participants will build a US stamp collection, and try some topical stamp collecting. Other activities include First Day Covers, event covers, and even Polar Philately! Children will have the chance to build stamp exhibits and put them on display at the RI Philatelic Society’s annual stamp show. For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 434-2453.
December School Vacation Week Activities for Children Crafts – all ages
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 10:30am – Snowman Wall hanging @ Fuller
Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti
Thurs., Dec. 30, 10am, ages 3 & older @ Weaver
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Meet and learn about several animals including snakes, turtles, tree frogs, lizards, a hedgehog, a chinchilla, and more. Children will be allowed to hold the animals at the end of the program.
*Meeting - Last Thursday of the month *Chelo's Restaurant, 911 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI * Meeting 7pm to 9pm
Book Swap Party
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Wed., Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m., all ages @ Weaver
Tired of those books you’ve read 10 times? Swap them for new ones at our book swap party. Simply bring along any book(s) you would like to pass on to others your age and take home some new used reads.
Tues., Dec. 28, 11-2:00, all ages @ Rumford
Read at the library, and receive a prize for each 0 minute period of reading you complete.
Tues., Dec. , -3:00, grades 1-5 @ Weaver Play Wii games with your friends. (Just Dance, Mario Kart, Mario Carnival Games, Wii Sports). Tues., Dec. , 3-4:00, grades 6-1 @ Weaver Play Wii games with your friends. (Just Dance, Mario Kart, Mario Carnival Games, Wii Sports). Thurs., Dec. 30, 1-5:00, all ages @ Rumford Play Board Games. Thurs., Dec. 30, -3:00, all ages @ Riverside Play BINGO for prizes!
Movies & Munchies
Tues., Dec. 28, 6:00, ages 10 & up @ Riverside
Watch the movie: Elf (95 min., rated PG) & enjoy movie snacks.
Thurs., Dec. 30, 6:00, ages 10 & up @ Weaver
Enjoy a night at the movies—popcorn included! We will provide a selection of movies for you to choose from. For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 434-2453.
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December Activities For Young Adults @ East Providence Public Libraries CHARITY DAY – @ Weaver
Earn community services credit while engaging in the project of your choice. Ongoing projects include knitting blanket squares (we’ll provide needles and yarn and teach you how) and writing letters to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Monday, Dec. 13, :30-4:30pm
ANIMANgA gROuP - @ Weaver
Chat about anime and manga, share fan fiction and art, play trivia games, watch short anime, try Japanese crafts, etc. while sampling Japanese snacks. Monday, Dec. 6, 3-4pm
WRITER’S gROuP -@ Weaver
Practice writing individually and as a group using games and fun exercises to develop skills in poetry and story writing. You’ll have the opportunity to publish in the library’s magazine. Monday, Dec. 0, 3-4pm
CAREER SERIES - @ Weaver
Come and meet professionals who will share their knowledge and experience about their chosen careers, and see a little bit of what they do! Look for a different career each month! Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30-7:30pm -- Meet a Self-Defense Instructor.
To all of the voters of Riverside, for your support. I can‛t wait to start making positive changes!
Happy Holidays! from my family to yours.
~ Chrissy Rossi, East Providence School Committee, & Family
Wii, PSII and board games, etc. Fridays, :30-4:00pm @ Riverside Teen Room Activities: Board Games, Wii, “Viral Video Viewing,” etc., Tuesdays, 3-4pm @ Weaver.
3-5pm, Thursdays @ Rumford Dec. 9 – Duct Tape Gifts Dec. 3 - Ornaments 3-5pm, Wednesday @ Fuller Dec. 9 – Wii Games
CHESS CLuB (Ages 6-18)
Saturdays, Sept. 5-Dec. 11, 11:00am1:00pm @ Weaver
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New Years Day – Turn Back the Clock Party
Saturday December 11th • 8:00 A.M. - Noon
Don your legwarmers and sweatbands and join us as we celebrate the New Year in style. Remember when aerobithon will feature all your favorite 80s music and smooth moves! Get your resolutions started with swimming, workouts and friends, Bring the whole family! Open to all and Free.
Drop N Shop
$20 Y Members; $35 Community Children ages 3-11 do an art project, play gym games and have a snack at the Y, so you get all your shopping done while your kids are safe and having fun. Full day option will be available, too. Call for details.
2nd Annual YMCA Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday December 11th • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Unique and handmade crafts, jewelry, skin care items and much, much more. Do your shopping and benefit the community at the same time – proceeds from vendor table rentals support the financial assistance program at the Y so that memberships, child care and programs are available to all kids and families regardless of their economic situation. Contact Jen at 508-336-7103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s the 1980’s At the Newman Y Saturday, January 1st from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free Cancer Survivorship Program – Livestrong
Livestrong was created in collaboration with Lance Armstrong Foundation and Stanford University, is being offered FREE at the Newman YMCA. Participants will improve functional capacity, increase quality of life, build muscle mass and strength and reduce the severity of therapy side effects. The program is 12 weeks long and offered two times per week. Register with Judy jcerrito@ gpymca.org.
Preschool Craft Week
The Newman YMCA at 472 Taunton Ave on Route 44 in Seekonk MA is a non-profit charitable organization and offers scholarships for anyone with financial need. For more information call 508336-7103 or visit www.YMCAGreaterProvidence.org.
Preschoolers can make a holiday craft for use as ornaments or gifts. Hanukkah and Christmas themes. Participate with your preschooler for some fun holiday cheer.
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December 6 – 10th • Mon-Fri 9:00-noon
Holiday Variety Show
Friday December 17th • 6:00 p.m. start time
Come enjoy some holiday spirit by watching our Y Shooting Stars Dance troupe perform. The show is open to all and free. Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical dances plus musical theatre performances. It’s sure to put you in the holiday mood!
December Vacation Camps
School Age Vacation Camps for Ages 5 – 12
Full Day Fun Camp – ages 5-11 December 27-31 Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Licensed, High Quality Programming and Child Care held at the YMCA includes swimming, crafts, gym games and special events. Y Members $142, Community $163 before &/or after camp care available. Partial Week option may be available – contact Rob Fowler email@example.com
Adventure Camp - ages 11-15 December 27-31 Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Field trips daily to local points of interest: bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, movies and more, plus optional personal exercise plan for achieving optimal health and swim time. Y Members $142, Community $163 before &/or after camp care available. Daily Options may be available. Contact Rob Fowler rfowler@gpymca. org for details.
Think You Can Dance?!Camp - ages 7-11 December 27-31 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Held at the New YMCA Program Center 51 Winthrop Plaza route 44 Rehoboth, MA Create your own costumes and try a variety of dance styles culminating in a fun theatrical show at the end of the week. Y Members $142, Community $163 . Contact Ashlee for details firstname.lastname@example.org 508-336-7103
Basketball Clinic - ages 7-10 December 27-31st Monday- Friday 10:00 A.M. - Noon
Skills, drills and thrills! Learn new plays, develop a deeper understanding of the game and play scrimmage games. Y members $75 Community $125
For Providence Country Day School students, challenging oneself in the classroom, in the art studio, on the athletic fields, on the stage and in the community is all in a day’s work. Come see what your PCD day might look like.
Parent & Student Open Class Day January 12 from 9:00 am - noon Register to attend classes at 401-438-5170 x137 college prep | arts | athletics | grades 6-12 | co-ed 660 Waterman Ave. • E. Providence, RI 02914 • 401.438.5170 www.providencecountryday.org
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Scouting Around Town 5th Annual Luminary Memorial Walkway At The Scout House
East Providence Girl Scout Troop 117 will be remembering and honoring loved ones with a candle lit luminary walkway at the East Providence Scout House, 351 Willett Avenue, Riverside every evening during the month of December. Candles will be lit every evening during the month of December with dedication cards in the name of loved ones. For a small donation, individuals may dedicate a luminary candle in remembrance of a loved one. Please contact Elaine at (401) 433-3166 to order a dedication card.
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Boy Scouts from Troop 55 Riverside recently completed two different camping weekends at Camp Buxton in Rehoboth. While camping in October the scouts constructed a homemade flagpole from logs so they could conduct their flag ceremonies.
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Registration Now Open for Boy Scouts’ Merit Badge College at RIC
Area Boy Scouts have an opportunity to earn up to two merit badges when they register and attend Narragansett Council’s Merit Badge College at Rhode Island College on Saturday, January , 011. Registration opened November 1st online at www.narragansettbsa.org/MBC and will fill up early. The Merit Badge College is an opportunity to meet with subject matter experts, earn your merit badge and foster development of what could become a lifelong interest. Particular emphasis is given to hobby and career merit badges that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. New offerings this year include Archeology, Geocaching, Geology, Indian Lore, Inventing, Scouting Heritage, Veterinary Medicine, Weather, and Woodworking. More than fifty different badges are being offered, it is first come, first served, so register as soon as possible. The course catalog link is on the same website page: http://www.narragansettbsa.org/MBC. The cost is only $5 per Scout; $0 per adult, payable when you register. The fee includes lunch at RIC’s Donovan Dining Center and the 011 Merit Badge College patch. In the Eagle’s Nest, the Eagle Scout VIP luncheon will be hosted by local Eagle Scout and West Point Cadet, Ryan Orsini. As one Scout said last year, “This is the best! I get to have a fun day and earn two merit badges at the same time!” The Boy Scout program is for boys who are at least 11 years old and not yet 1. They participate in patrol-centered activities, campouts, community service opportunities, advancement and leadership while earning merit badges and having fun. If you would like more information on Boy Scouting, contact Eric Oulette at the Narragansett Council at (401) 351-5515 ext 7, or visit our web site at http://www.narragansettbsa.org/.
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E.P. Girl Scouts Are Having A Busy Year East Providence Girl Scout Troops 482, 491, and 505 began the new Girl Scout year with some fun - as well as educational - field trips.
They also went to Windswept Farm in Warren, RI, to learn about horses and ride them.
In August, Troop 505 their families and friends visited the Children’s Museum in Providence to learn about various shapes and items that can be made with them.
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Recently East Providence Girl Scout Troops 4, 491 and 505 lead by Cori Durfee spent an afternoon cleaning the shoreline around the Haines Park boat ramp in Riverside. With gloves and bags provided by the Steve Mutter the recycling coordinator the girls picked up 1 bags of trash and debris. East Providence Harbormaster S. Bruce Dufresne said “The girls did an outstanding job of cleaning the shoreline; they picked up 15 bags of trash last May and came back with more help to clean it again.” Following the cleanup the girls were treated to pizza and drinks provided by Brewer’s Cove Haven Marina and the Harbor Department.
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The Rumford Lions have introduced the 3rd in a series of Christmas ornaments that depict historic icons of East Providence. The 1st issue in the series (00) was the clock tower at East Providence Senior High School and the nd issue (009) was the gate at Pierce Memorial Field. This year’s ornament is colorful and displays the Weaver Library at Christmas time. It comes in a bright red gift box that has a gold etching of the library on the cover. Ornaments are available from any member of the Rumford Lions or you may order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 401 474-11. Ornaments are $16 each and if the ornament is to be mailed to you, add $1.50 per ornament. The orrnament, which was manufactured by the same company that makes official White House Christmas Ornament, is gold plated brass. Not only will they look great on your Christmas Tree they also make great gifts for family, friends and co-workers. Also don’t forget that displaced Townie living in other areas of the country & world.
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During this year of 010, Linden Place Mansion is celebrating its 00th Anniversary. To mark the end of this important year the mansion will be decorated to the theme “A Trade Winds Christmas” for the holiday season. A committee, under the artistic direction of landscape architect Daniel Wallace from Newton, MA, will showcase an interpretation of the theme “A Trade Winds Christmas” through live plants and creative decorations. Of the multitude of influences that have impacted the culture of Bristol and Linden Place during the past two centuries, the most important are the town’s location on Narragansett Bay, its access to the trade winds and its development as a significant trading port. During Bristol’s history, ships from this town went out over the seas trading home grown produce, rum and cotton cloth and in exchange brought back molasses, coffee, cotton, silk, fruit, spices and particularly slaves, traded for goods on the coast of Africa. After the Revolution and into the 100’s, the wealth created by the “Triangle Trade” for Bristolians is reflected in the flamboyantly opulent style of Linden Place which today remains a prominent reminder of that period in the town’s history. In 134, nearly 5 years after Linden Place was completed, Mr. William Henry D’ Wolf enlisted Linden Place architect, Russell Warren, to return and add the lovely Gothic octagonal solarium to the South end of the mansion. At the time, this type of structure was very trendy in Britain and Europe. In addition, collecting specimen trees and plants to fill these rooms was in vogue. Linden Place has no written record of what exotic plants might have been seen in the solarium in 134. There are, however, records of the different ports and destinations that Bristol ships entered and traded with during this period. The Solarium will be a special focal point this year and will feature tropical plants and decorations that might have been carried into Bristol on the Trade Winds.
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Linden Place’s holiday season will be ushered in with an evening fundraiser concert and sing-a-long with the museum’s own “Josh Groban”, singer Michael DiMucci on Friday, December 10th at 7:30 P.M. in the Ballroom of Linden Place. Michael DiMucci’s eclectic repertoire and experience in opera, musical theatre and jazz has enabled him to perform with groups from the Rhode Island Philharmonic to swing bands like Avenue A. This sure-to-sell-out concert will feature wine and desserts, a mix of classical numbers, Christmas standards, and will end with an audience participation sing-a-long. Tickets are $0, $16 for Linden Place members and $1 for Colt Circle Members. Tickets should be reserved in advance by calling the museum. DeWolf Tavern on the Bristol waterfront will offer a special pre-fixe menu for concert goers. Dine at this fantastic restaurant, recognized by Esquire as one of America’s best restaurants before enjoying Michael DiMucci in concert. On Saturday, December 11th, Linden Place will host the 17th annual “Homes for the Holidays” House Tour from 11:00 am till 5:00 p.m. in historic Downtown Bristol. The tour includes several select Bristol homes, including historic Linden Place Mansion, that open their doors to showcase their unique holiday decors and beautiful interiors. Tour participants will enjoy a living wax museum featuring Linden Place’s History Kids dressed in period costume. These ever popular History Kids will be stationed throughout the mansion to answer questions about the museum and furnishings. Press the painted dot on their hands and they’ll come to life and delight all with information about the mansion and its famous occupants. For a perfect ending to their visit, guests can stroll across the driveway where fireside refreshments await them in the historic ballroom. Tickets for this memorable holiday tour, sponsored by The Bay are $0 in advance and $5 the day of the tour and can be purchased through the Linden Place office and Museum Store or by calling 401-53-0390. Linden Place Mansion and Museum Store will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays from Dec 10th through Dec 30th. Admission during the holiday season is $10.00 for adults, $.00 seniors and $ 6.00 for youths (6-17; children under 6 are admitted free).
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East Providence SCHOOL NEWS
Sacred Heart School Students recently made Thanksgiving cards for Beacon Hospice in East providence. Some third graders and fifth graders from Sacred Heart are pictured.
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The Kindergarten class at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School is excited to announce their year long project with a proud local marine! The students in Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Rebello’s Kindergarten class will be adopting Lance Corporal Paul A. Rebello, Jr. of the United States Marine Corps! This project will involve Kindergarten children participating in monthly activities involving a Pen Pal like correspondence as they transfer the school-wide expectations of PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence) through literacy and numeracy to the men and women of our armed forces.
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Small but Mighty!
Meadowcrest E.L.C is a Feinstein Leadership School. Mr. Feinstein challenged his Leadership Schools to give. He is donating a dollar to our school for every food item we’ve collected. Our students, their families, and staff have donated over 400 can goods and non-perishable food items to our fall/winter food drive. The food collected will help to feed Meadowcrest families in need. Our students may be small but together they are Mighty!
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This year our school is training two teams to compete at the First Lego League Championship Tournament. The field for this years’ tournament includes 60 Middle School teams from across Rhode Island. The tournament will take place on Saturday, January 15, 011 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the Roger Williams University Field House. We have two th grade teams competing including a returning group of seven students who entered last year’s tournament. The theme of this year’s Robotics event is Biomedical Engineering entitled, “Body Forward”. Each team needs to design robots to compete in a robot game event. The tournament also requires each team to carry out a detailed research project that includes a solution to a medical problem. The robot game programmers have been busy crafting solutions to the missions that need to be conducted. In response to the research project challenge, our teams are planning to teach lessons on diabetes and brain tumor issues to 6th grade Robotics students at RMS. Our teams have adopted the names, SpecOps and Black Fire. Check the upcoming events for details about dates and times.
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Kent Heights Elementary School’s Emma Dunn, who is currently in the fourth grade, participated in and was recognized as a State Finalist for the 010 Doodle 4 Google Design contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “If I could do anything I would…” doodles were chosen from a total of 33,000 entries from across the country. In each state, two doodles were selected in each grade group. Emma’s design was among six that were submitted from Kent Heights Elementary School. The other Kent Heights Elementary School entries that were submitted to the Doodle 4 Google contest were designed by Dylan Berger, Annabelle Morel, Hannah Laurianno, Kate Atwell, and Gabrielle Perry. Congratulations to all participants and to Emma Dunn for representing not only our school but for also representing the State of Rhode Island in this nationwide contest.
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Join the Audubon experts on a winter birding walk, search for owls on the evening trails, or come create a festive wreath that entices our feathered friends. Take a break from the holiday rush and celebrate the natural world with your family this season! A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Program Guide. Visit www.asri. org to download a copy. Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. Call (401) 949-5454 ext. 3041 or email programs@ asri.org.
December 6, 2010 - Preparing for a Wild Winter
Audubon Fort Wildlife Refuge, Warren, RI 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. As winter approaches, local flora and fauna prepare in many different ways: from hibernating to migrating. This hike in the Fort Nature Refuge promises to be both informative and fun. Join Scott Ruhren, Audubon Senior Director of Conservation, on this exploration of the rolling trails of this beautiful refuge. Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $/member adult, $4/member child; $10/non-member adult, $5/non-member child; Ages: 5+. Course Number: 034333-5. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email email@example.com.
December 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2010 Tues. Morning Bird Walks 8:00am
Audubon Tuesday morning bird walks will continue through the end of January. Phil Budlong will be coordinating the programs. Meet at the Charlestown Mini-Super on Route 1-A at :00 a.m. For details on the itinerary, email Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org. No advance registration is required. Departs from Charlestown Mini-Super, 4071 Old Post Road (Route 1-A), Charlestown, RI; Every Tuesday through January 011; :00 am; Program Fee: Free. Ages: Adult.
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December 8, 2010 Boxwood Topiaries Workshop
Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Exeter, RI 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Looking for an elegant addition to your table or mantel for the holiday? Join Audubon at Fisherville Brook and create a festive boxwood topiary. All the materials will be supplied - just bring your creativity and some clippers. Space is limited so sign up early! Meet in the nature center. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Program Fee: $0/member, $5/non-member; Ages: 1+. Course Number: 134333-169. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email email@example.com.
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December 9, 2010 - Wildlife Wreath Making
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI 6:30 – :00 p.m. Join Audubon naturalist Kim Calcagno and make a winter wreath that is both beautiful and attractive to wildlife. Using grapevine, evergreen or straw wreath bases, we will add dried flowers, seed heads, leaves, fruit and nuts to entice our feathered friends to visit. All items will dry nicely if you prefer to keep the wreath for purely decorative purposes. All materials provided, but participants may wish to bring needle-nose pliers and utility shears/scissors. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 1 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $5/member, $30/non-member; Ages: 14+. Course Number: 114333-3. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
December 11, 2010 Morning Hike at Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a morning hike and explore the trails of Caratunk. The diverse habitat of fields, forest, streams and ponds make for an interesting walk - you never know what we'll discover! Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA;
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December 11, 2010 - Exhibit Spotlight at the
Audubon Environmental Education Center 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Have you visited the Environmental Education Center with the kids or grandkids and wished for a bit more time to explore? Would you like to learn more about a certain exhibit or habitat? Join an Audubon staff member as we explore a featured exhibit and share interesting and fun facts. Registration is required. Life in the Tide Pool and Bay: December 11, 010; 10:00-11:00 a.m. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $5/member, $6/non-member, Ages: Adult. Course Number: 164333-513.
December 12, 2010 Trustom Pond Bird Walk
Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, South Kingstown, RI 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge contains a variety of wildlife habitats and bird species at all seasons of the year, and is especially known for waterfowl in the fall and winter. Kimball naturalist Bob Kenney will lead this walk exploring the refuge’s fields, woods, marshes, and ponds. A spotting scope will be available. Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, 1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, South Kingstown, RI; Program Fee: $/member adult, $4/member child; $10/non-member adult, $5/non-member child; Ages: +. Course Number: 044166-01. To register call (401) 9495454, ext. 3041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
December 15, 2010 Armchair Naturalist Series Lecture: Intro to Seeds
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI 6:30 – :00 p.m. Without seeds, there would be little food, no flowers, and not much chance of large terrestrial life. Come and learn the basic ins and outs of seeds - their form, function and amazing variety. From the dust-sized seeds of lady slippers to the huge coco de mer, seeds are supremely adapted survivors. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 1 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $/member, $1/non-member; Ages: Adult. Course Number: 114333-39. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email email@example.com.
December 16, 2010 Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
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Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. There is nothing like the fragrance of a fresh holiday centerpiece. Bring your creativity and construct two holiday pieces to take home: a traditional centerpiece using fresh greens as well as a boxwood topiary. We’ll provide the materials and instruction. Grab a friend and join the fun! Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; December 16, 010; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $5/member, $30/non-member; Ages: 16+. Course Number: 014333-9. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through December 28, 2010 Winter Plumage Art Exhibit by gordon D’Arcy
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Irish Wildlife Artist Gordon D’Arcy focuses on winter plumage in this unique art exhibition. Most of his work is in oil pastel. The exhibit features thirty-four species of birds found in Rhode Island. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: Free with Admission; Ages: All.
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December 18, 2010 Shaving Cream Snowmen
Bundle up and head out with your flashlight on the frosty trails in search of owls and other wildlife or bring the kids to Audubon for nature stories and shaving cream snowmen! Take some time to relax and celebrate nature with your family this holiday season. 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 www.asri.org.
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Have you ever made a snowman out of shaving cream? This fun and unusual craft may be a bit messy, but it’s a whole lot of fun! Come and find out how’s it’s done. For ages 3 and up, free with admission. Registration is required. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: Free with Admission; Ages: 3+. Course Number: 164333-517. To register call (401) 949-5454 ext. 3041 or email email@example.com.
December 17, 2010 Story Time with Audubon
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. 3041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 1 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, RI December 17: Snow! by Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman. Program Times are 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $5/member child; $6/non-member child. Ages: 3-5. Course Number: 114333-390.
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December 11, 2010 - Morning Hike at Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a morning hike and explore the trails of Caratunk. The diverse habitat of fields, forest, streams and ponds make for an interesting walk - you never know what we'll discover! Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Program Fee: Free; Ages: +. Course Number: 014334-. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email email@example.com.
December 11, 2010 Wild Saturday
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI 11:00 a.m. Saturdays at Audubon are wild! Bring the kids and discover nature this fall. Programs are free with admission and are open to all ages. Animal Interview: Get up-close with creatures and learn about their habits and habitats. December 11, 010; 11:00 a.m. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. Programs free with admission.
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December 22, 2010 - Solstice Stories
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Join Audubon naturalist and storyteller Kim Calcagno, on this shortest day as she weaves winter tales and shares some traditional solstice tidbits and treats. Bring your favorite blanket or stuffed animal to curl up with.
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December 27 – 31, 2010, 2010 December School Vacation Week
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join Audubon during December School Vacation Week. Take a break from the holiday madness, relax and discover nature with your family. Nature crafts will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm each day* as well as nature story readings at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There is no fee for these programs and no registration is needed. Special hour-long nature programs for children ages 6 and up (except where noted below) are available each day at 1:00 p.m. (with the exception of December 31, program is held at 10:00 a.m.) Registration and a $2.00 fee per child are required for these programs. Details are provided below.
Endangered Species - December 27, 2010; 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the plight of endangered species around the world as well as those in your own backyard with this prop-filled, hands-on program.
The Wacky Weather Game Show December 28, 2010; 1:00 p.m.
Can animals and plants predict the weather better than the local meteorologist? Play the wacky weather game and find out who knows the weather better, Mother Nature or the weatherman.
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A Day with the Dinosaurs December 29, 2010; 1:00 p.m.
Do rocks have secrets to tell? They can teach you about dinosaurs if you know how to unlock their secrets. Come and find out how and get up-close with a live dinosaur relative who has feathers and comes out at night.
Fish Sticks - December 30, 2010; 1:00 p.m.
Is your knowledge about fish limited to the frozen breaded sticks that come out of your freezer? Join Audubon on a unique adventure and dissect a fish to find out what’s really behind those frozen fish sticks. Participants will investigate all parts of the fish, both inside and out, using simple tools such as small scissors and our hands. This program is not recommended for children who may have seafood allergies. Sharp instruments will not be used. Dress for mess. Space is limited to 15 children, so please register early! Appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Winter Walk - December 31, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
Winter is a wonderful time to explore nature. Engage in this fun and exciting nature walk as we search for signs of winter animals and take and up-close look at what happened in nature during the winter months. Dress warmly! *Please note the Center closes at noon on December 31. Program times for that date: Nature crafts: 10:00 a.m. to Noon, Nature Story: 11:30 a.m.
Mystical, Magical Owls
New! Audubon Offers a Magical Night with the Owls. Evening Owl Prowls also held at Wildlife Refuges Across the State. (November 2, 2010) – Here in New England, several species of native owls can be found – ranging from the tiny northern saw-whet owl to the large great horned owl, whose strength is unsurpassed in the owl world. They are beautiful and amazing creatures, with mystical connections to many cultures. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island encourages you to learn more about these amazing creatures of the night. Toss out the false myths and learn about their true feats and talents. Bring the kids and join in A Magical Night with the Owls, a new indoor program for families at the Environmental Education Center in Bristol. If heading out on the frosty evening trails is more to your liking, Owl Prowls will also be offered at Audubon Wildlife Refuges across the state. Details are provided below. These are some of Audubon’s most popular
close experience with these magical birds. Owl pellet dissections, a take-home craft and snacks will round out the event. Whooo would want to miss this special evening? Register today! Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; November 13, 2010; 6:30-8:30 pm; Program Fee: $12/ member, $15/non-member (No charge for parents); Ages: 7+. Course Number: 164333-100.
Owl Prowl at Fisherville Brook
Head out on the trails for an evening of fun - learning about the owls of Rhode Island. Start the evening with a presentation on these creatures and visit with one of Audubon's live owls. Then walk the evening trails in search of these intriguing birds in their natural setting. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Meet in the Nature Center. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; December 3, 2010; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $6/non-member child; Ages: 5+. Course Number: 134333-168.
Full Moon Owl Prowl
Hit the trails with Audubon for a full moon owl prowl. Start the evening indoors with an informative presentation on these creatures and a look at one of Audubon's live owls. Then head out under the light of the full moon in search of these birds in their natural habitat. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Meet in the Nature Center. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; January 19, 2011; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $6/non-member child; Ages: 6+. Course Number: 134333-171
Owl Prowl at Fort Refuge
Bundle up and join Audubon for a night hike on the Fort Refuge in search of owls. Your guide call for different species of owls as you travel through mixed and pine woods in search of these amazing creatures. Wear warm shoes or boots and dress warmly. Bring a flashlight. Hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or icy trails. Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; January 26, 2011; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $8/member, $12/non-member; Ages: 10+. Course Number: 114333-398.
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A Magical Night with the Owls
Those mystical, magical owls! Spend a special evening with Audubon’s owls and learn all about these amazing creatures of the night. Live owl presentations will be featured - giving kids an up-
Endangered Species - December 27, 2010; 1:00pm Learn about the plight of endangered species around the world as well as those in your own backyard with this prop-filled, hands-on program.
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A Second Family Favorite – It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play On Stage at Trinity Rep This Month Adaptation of Beloved Film Running In The Dowling Theater now – January 2, 2011. Trinity Rep is pleased to announce that this holiday season, your family will have another spirited offering to enjoy, as it presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, an adaptation of the heartwarming film classic. Five actors from Trinity Rep’s resident company will bring Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls to life on stage. Co-directed by Artistic Director Curt Columbus and Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky, the show opens in previews December 3 and runs through January 2, 2011 in the Dowling Theater. Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, 201 Washington St.; by phone at (401) 351-4242; and online at www.trinityrep.com. Co-director Curt Columbus found himself falling for this play after seeing its first professional production in Chicago. “I found myself moved to both tears and laughter in a whirlwind way. I remember leaving the theater in such a bright holiday mood.” Resident acting company members Stephen Berenson, Angela Brazil, Timothy Crowe, Anne Scurria and Fred Sullivan Jr. will create over 50 memorable characters as an ensemble cast. After years of putting off his own dreams to help others, everyman George Bailey (Sullivan) finds himself on the wrong end of humanity as his luck takes a nosedive when a rival businessman steals his last penny – along with his reputation. Drunk and despondent on Christmas Eve, George is about to end his life by jumping into an icy river so that his family can collect on his life insurance policy – until guardian angel Clarence (Berenson) steps in to save him. Bailey rebuffs Clarence’s dose of perspective by angrily wishing he’d never been born. Clarence obliges, showing George what life in Bedford Falls would have been like without him – after which he sees, despite his run of bad luck, that he’s truly “the richest man in town.”
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The production is set as a period radio play, being broadcast on Christmas Eve, 1949. Columbus says that seeing the familiar tale told in this new way will offer the audience a powerful re-introduction to the story. “The play gave me such a fresh experience with the story that I wanted to direct it someday. It’s the same way A Christmas Carol affects us, when we see it in a completely new way every year – we see it again and again, and it still gives us those feelings.” The actors will be accompanied on stage by a foley artist – a job shared by designer Peter Sasha Hurowitz and assistant Benji Inniger – which will serve to further recreate the live radio play platform. A foley artist manually reproduces the sound effects that are part of the story, mostly specified within the play’s script. If a character is tromping through wet snow, Hurowitz and Inniger can simulate that sound by manipulating a box of corn starch; when a character smashes a glass against a wall, they will rub small glass bottles against a wind chime. Columbus and Dobrowsky also note that the set will gradually appear around the actors, making the world around them appear to come to life as the audience becomes more ensconced in the story. “The radio show frame is there – but we’ll break the frame now and then, with moments of theatricality and magic. There will be some surprises,” hints Dobrowsky. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play features sets by Michael McGarty, costumes by Alison Walker Carrier, lighting by John Ambrosone, and sound design by Peter Sasha Hurowitz. Curt Columbus (co-director) joined Trinity Rep as artistic director in January 2006. He directed his own translation of Cherry Orchard for Trinity, as well as productions of Camelot, The Odd Couple, Cabaret, The Secret Rapture, The Receptionist, A Christmas Carol, Memory House and Blithe Spirit. Trinity was home to the world premieres of two of his plays, Paris by Night and The Dreams of Antigone. Curt was associate artistic director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company from 2000-2005. His adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (with Marilyn Campbell) is published by Dramatists’ Play Service. Curt’s translations of Chekhov’s plays have been published by Ivan R. Dee, including Chekhov: The Four Major Plays, and The Dreams of Antigone has been published by Broadway Play Publishing. Tyler Dobrowsky (co-director) is Trinity Rep’s associate artistic director. He was the dramaturg on The Dreams of Antigone, and assistant director for Shooting Star, both at Trinity Rep. From 2004-2009, as the company’s education director, he oversaw the expansion of the Young Actors Studio after-school and summer programs, as well as Trinity’s landmark Project Discovery program. Tyler received his MA in Education Policy from Brown University, and studied history, theater and Russian at Holy Cross. He teaches for the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program, as well as in Trinity Rep’s education programs for children and adults. Playwright Joe Landry’s published plays include Vintage Hitchcock and Reefer Madness. Other projects include Mothers and Sons, a musical (with Kevin Connors) and Lifeboat, Dahling! (with Bert Bernardi). He is the founder of Second Guess Theatre Company, member of the Dramatists Guild, and currently teaches playwriting at Sacred Heart University. Evening performances are Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with selected Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. On December 24, there will be a matinee at 12 P.M. and an evening performance at 5 P.M.; on December 31, there will be an evening show at 5 P.M. Pay What You Can (PWYC). PWYC tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m., limit one per person. This season Trinity Rep has responded to these economic times by continuing to offer expanded $21 discounted seating to every show. Select seats are available in the Dowling Theater for $12. Additional discounted and rush tickets are also available, call box office for details. For information on group rates (parties of 10 or more) contact Group Sales at (401) 351-4242. Talkbacks will be held after every performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Audiences are invited to share their response to the play’s production and themes for approximately twenty minutes. Visit www.trinityrep.com to view a full performance calendar.
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East Providence Senior Center News Highlights
Blood Pressure Clinic 6th 10:30 a.m. Blue Cross Information 6th 1:00 p.m. Oakhill Rehab 7th 10:00 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic 8th 10:30 a.m. Hearing Screening 9th 10:00 a.m. Red Hats 9th 1:30 a.m. RI Hope 10th 9:00 a.m. SHIP 10th 9:00 a.m. East Bay Center 14th 9:00 a.m. University ENT 14th 10:30 a.m. Weight Maintenance 14th 10:30 a.m. PCD Xmas Concert 15th 10:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic 16th 10:30 a.m. Diabetes Support 16th 1:30 p.m. In-Sight 17th 12:45 p.m. Caregivers Support 20th 10:30 a.m. Computer Assistance 20th 2:00 p.m. RSVP 22nd 1:00 p.m. East Bay Center 28th 9:00 a.m. Advisory Board 30th 9:00 a.m.
Hearing Screening Thursday, December 9th - 10 a.m.
We are very lucky to have Dr. Jodi Glass providing hearing screenings free of charge this month! Dr. Glass will be in the Health Office on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 10 am until 12 noon to perform hearing screenings. There is no appointment necessary. Dr Glass has been providing expert hearing assistance to many of our seniors and we are very pleased to have her provide us with this service.
SNAP is back!
The Senior Nutrition Awareness Project is returning with treats and recipes. Our own Ann Marie Sabula RD and Dolores Norton Braica NP lead a weekly meditation group at the senior center each Friday at 11 am. This program is free and open to all members. Beginners welcome!
Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D/ Prescription Plans
During Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D/ Prescription Plans, representatives from Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be holding an informational session and will be available to assist seniors with enrollment. They will be here on December 6th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. During the Open Enrollment period it is always a good idea to review your plan. URI Pharmaceutical Students will be meeting with seniors on Friday, December 3rd from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Please call 435-7876 to
make an appointment. On Friday, December 10th, SHIP counselors from the Department of the Elderly, The Point and United Way will be at the East Providence Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help seniors review their Medicare Part D plans and the enrollment process. Please call 435-7876 to book your appointment.
How to Avoid Medicare Scams
Potential increases with new Medicare drug plan New Programs Designed to Prevent Medicare Scams and Abuse Seniors are often the victims of scams, so Dr. Mark McClellan, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, advises seniors to look out for dishonest marketers claiming to sell Medicare prescription drug plans. To help senior avoid becoming the victims of Medicare scams, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has established contracts with eight organizations called Medicare Rx Integrity Contractors, or MEDICS. These groups conduct investigations on allegations of Medicare scams or abuse.
How to Avoid Being the Victim of a Medicare Scam
Medicare advises seniors to be wary of individuals who approach them with offers of good deals on Medicare prescription drug coverage. According to Medicare officials: Be wary of door-to-door salespeople. No one is authorized to come to your door uninvited, with the purpose of selling you Medicare prescription drug coverage. Do not reveal personal health or financial information. Legitimate companies who sell Medicare prescription drug policies are not authorized to request personal information during marketing activities. Always protect your Medicare number. Like your credit cards and bank accounts, your Medicare number is personal and should not be given to strangers. Before you reveal personal information or sign a contract, confirm that the company is legitimate. Medicare has a list of approved companies so it’s easy to confirm that the company and coverage you choose is legitimate before you sign up or reveal financial information. If a salesperson pressures you to sign up without giving you time to check, run the other way
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Monday Intermediate Yoga Pokeno Beginners Yoga Caregivers Support Group (4th Mon) Book Club Craft Class Ballroom Dancing Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Cards (Cockroach) 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 9:30 a.m. Watercolor Class 9:30 a.m. Bocce Ball 10:30 a.m. Weight Maintenance (2nd Tues) 11:00 a.m. Tai Chi 1:00 p.m. Drawing Class 1:00 a.m. Cribbage 1:25 p.m. BINGO 1:30 p.m. Stroke Club (1st Tues) Wednesday 8:30 a.m. East Side Lab (1st Wed) 9:00 a.m. Intermediate Yoga 9:00 a.m. Manicurist 10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. PACE 1:30 p.m. Nutrition Class Thursday 9:00 a.m. Tax Preparation (Feb. & March) 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 10:15 a.m. Nutrition Weight Loss 1:00 p.m. Bridge 1:00 p.m. Craft Class 1:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group (4th Thurs) Friday 9:00 a.m. Billiards League 10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. PACE 11:00 a.m. Meditation Class 12:45 p.m. In-Sight Support Group (4th Fri) 1:20 p.m. Hi Lo Jack League Daily Lunch Noon Library 8 a.m. — 4 a.m. Coffee Hour 2:15 p.m. Fitness Center 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
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Center Launches New Brain Fitness Program
Vigorous Mind is a brain wellness program. It is a scientifically based software product offering users a broad brain exercise program that trains multiple cognitive functions. In addition to the preventive and protective role of continued mental activity, some of the tasks in My Vigorous Mind have an immediate effect on daily functioning. The program also provides opportunities to socialize and interact with others, reduce stress, and maintain a cognitively challenging lifestyle. Furthermore, My Vigorous Mind enables you to experience progress and a sense of accomplishment. In doing so, it promotes a positive sense of well-being, and a positive emotional state that enhances cognitive stability as one ages. The program includes a set of brain exercises that trains attention, memory, processing speed, language, number skills, multitasking, reasoning, hand-eye coordination as well as other critically important brain skills. The system adjusts the level of difficulty to your level and lets you view your results and progress over time. It’s easy and it’s fun. Anyone interested in signing up for the program should contact the administration office. Once a member is shown how the program works, they will be on their own. Computers in the computer lab and conference room will be equipped for members to access the program.
Computer Assistance Monday, December 20th - 2 to 4 p.m.
On the last Monday of every month, two students from MTTI career training school will assist any member with computer questions. These volunteers will try to resolve your computer problems, and help you with a computer course you may be taking. The students will be in the computer lab. Our new vendor program has been successful! Local vendors who have services or products of interest to seniors will have space in our lobby to showcase themselves and provide education. Each Tuesday this month we have in our main lobby: December 7th Oakhill Rehab, December 14th University ENT
Intermediate Yoga Monday & Wednesday - 9 a.m. $3
Integrated YOGA for emotional/mental power, Flexibility, strength, balances, beauty, stretching, weight reduction, improved breathing, relaxation, and stress relief. All are components of our Yoga classes. Beginners Yoga Mondays 10:30 a.m. $3
Ballroom Dance - Monday - 2 p.m. $3
Relearn all the old moves on the ballroom dance floor as well as some new ones. Singles are welcome.
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Aerobics - Tuesday & Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - $2
Instructor Karen Boyd gives members a great cardiovascular workout. Hand and ankle weights are used to tone and build your muscles.
Tai Chi - Tuesday - 11:00 a.m. - $3
This ancient art form of exercise has been proven to reduce stress as well as chronic pain. It also reduces heart rate along with calming the mind and body.
Arthritis Exercise Wednesday & Friday - 10:45 a.m. - No Charge
A proper balance of exercise and rest can help relieve stiffness and maintain or improve your joint mobility and muscle strength.
Our fitness room is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The fitness room consists of treadmills, recumbent bikes, an elliptical stepper, hand weights, and six dual weight machines. Other features include a matted floor, mirrored walls, water, stereo, and cable TV. You must have approval from your physician to participate in this program. Forms can be obtained in the Administration Office. The fee is $35 for a one year membership.
Bridge Pokeno Cockroach Cribbage Hi Lo Jack League
Thursday 1:00 p.m. Monday 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Friday 1:15 p.m.
Crafts - Monday & Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Craft class makes dolls for Hasbro Children's Hospital and cancer pillows for Women & Infants Hospital. Other “make and take” crafts will be taught.
Watercolor - Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. - $5
Come learn a form of watercolor for all levels of talent. Some of the fantastic artwork is displayed throughout the center.
Drawing - Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - $5
This group of artists works with pencil drawing, beginners to advanced welcome.
Computer Classes - Sessions & Times Vary
Our computer lab consists of class room computers and computers for general use. All computers are on-line. Courses offered: Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word Part 1 & 2, and Introduction to the Internet Part 1 & 2. Computer classes are conducted by trained computer teachers. Classes are held in 4 week sessions. Each class meets for 1 hr. and 15 minutes. The cost per session is $20/members and $25/non members. Classes are filled on a first payment basis. Class size is limited to six students.
Diabetes Support - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open meeting held monthly for people with diabetes to meet for mutual support. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month.
Caregiver’s Support - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This support group is held the fourth Monday each month. The
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Stroke Club - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Stroke Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month and provides entertainment, education, support, socialization, refreshments, and transportation for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
In-Sight Support - 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In-Sight offers programs and support in productive living for the vision impaired. The group meets the 3rd Friday of every month.
Computer games Billiards Nutritional Lunch Bocce ball
Cards Walking Track Morning & Afternoon Coffee
Senior Center Library
The library is a very warm and lovely place for people to choose a good book and read in a nice quiet area. We continue to receive many donations of new and current books. These donations have truly enhanced the quantity of our library. We also have current magazines for your enjoyment. The book club meets on Monday afternoons. New club members are welcome.
Elder Information Specialist: Our Elder Information Specialist assists the elderly and their families in providing information/referral and assistance with accessing services and programs. Nutrition Program: The center provides a nutritional meal to approximately 125 seniors per day. The Cranston Senior Center provides the meals. Case Management/Senior Services: The center coordinates with East Bay Community Action Program Inc., for all casework and follow-ups. Protective Services Council, made up of city departments and mental health/social service agencies, meets monthly to discuss problems concerning the elderly. Transportation: The center has two buses that are used daily for door-to-door transportation to and from the center. Notary: This service is available in the Administration Office at no charge. Seminars: Monthly social, educational, and financial seminars on topics relating to seniors. Manicurist: A manicurist visits the center weekly for manicures and polish changes. Gift Shop: The gift shop has many different items for the convenience of the seniors. Small items from candy and greeting cards to jewelry, handmade items and crafts are available.
Book Club Monday 1:00 p.m. Bingo Tuesday 1:25 p.m. Scrabble Wed & Friday 10:00 a.m. Meditation Class Friday 11:00 a.m. Library Daily 8-4 p.m. Computer Games Daily Lounge Billiards Daily Lower level
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Nutrition Weight Loss continues. Our next session begins after the New Year. Contact the Health Office at 435-7870 to register or stop by with any questions. We have Registered Dieticians available for appointments in the health office. They can counsel you, in private, about your personal needs and insurance covers these visits. They are certified diabetes educators too. We also have a Nurse Practitioner who will help you with any diabetes teaching needs, especially insulin. To schedule a visit, stop by the health office or call us at 435-7870. Congratulate Janet Holmes on her new position as SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) coordinator for East Bay CAP! She will still be able to assist seniors with the Food Stamp Assistance application process as well as health insurance counseling. Please contact her at her new number: 435-7876 to make an appointment. Our own Ann Marie Sabula RD and Dolores Norton Braica NP lead a weekly meditation group at the senior center each Friday at 11 a.m. This program is free and open to all members. Beginners welcome! East Side Clinical Lab draws blood work here once per month. The date for this month is: Wednesday December 1, 8:30-11:30. There is no pre-registration, just come in with the lab slip from your doctor. Please utilize this service so they will continue. We are very pleased to have Hattie Ide Chaffee for monthly blood pressure checks. They will be here on Monday, December 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Please stop by and find out the wonderful services they provide our community. Waterview Villaâ€™s nurse, Sonya Moniz will be taking blood pressures on Wednesday, December 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Come sit and chat with our favorite nurse! The East Bay Center clinical social worker, Kathleen Beltramello LICSW, is assisting our seniors with any of their social service
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needs. The dates this month are: December 14 and 28 from 9 a.m. to12 noon. Do you have questions? Do you just wish to talk with someone confidentially? Please contact us for an appointment at 435-7870. Nutrition/Weight Loss Maintenance group will be meeting Tuesday December 14 at 10:30 a.m. We will be having a general discussion. Please join us so we may continue this group! SNAP will be here: Wednesday, December 15 at 2 p.m. and Thursday December 16 at 11 a.m. Evergreen House Health Center will be taking blood pressure readings on Thursday, December 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Stop by to have your blood pressure taken and to speak with lovely Yvonne about this wonderful facility. Diabetes Support Group will be meeting on the third Thursday of this month: Thursday, December 16 from 1:30 to 3 pm. If you have diabetes, please attend this wonderful, supportive group. No pre-registration is necessary. Our Caregiver’s Support Group will be meeting on the third Monday of this month: December 20 at 10:30 a.m. We will be having a general discussion. If you have responsibility as a caregiver, please join us for this very supportive group! No pre-registration necessary. The senior center health office welcomes donations of medical equipment and supplies and we are happy to loan out equipment to the community. Please contact us at any time. The senior center health office welcomes donations of medical equipment and supplies and we are happy to loan out equipment to the community. Please contact us at any time. If you have any questions about these programs, or to register, please visit the Health Office or call 435-7870.
Reading Is Good for Your Brain
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -Sir Richard Steele Rereading an old favorite book can be like visiting an old friend. Or try a new type of book. If you enjoyed a book by a certain author, try others by the same writer. Ask a friend for recommendations. Check out book reviews in the local newspaper or on the Internet. Have you investigated our center’s library lately? Reading offers benefits not found in more "passive" media. It gives the brain a much better workout than does watching television. When we watch TV, we take in the information in a passive way. But reading allows the mind to: Pause, reflect, think Operate more actively Use intellect and emotion together Develop a longer attention span. Reading about a subject provides far more comprehensive information than watching TV. And we are in more control—we can skim over portions that interest us less, move backwards and forwards, re-read, savor.
$167.00 Dbl. Occ. Triple Occ. $ 162.00 Single Occ. $ 230.00 Insurance $ 15.00 Sign up in the E. Providence Senior Center Administration Office or call (401) 435-7800 Ext. 7. Can also call: Eleanor Monteiro at (401)434-8194 - 28 Metacomet Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 Trips Must Be Booked and Paid In Full 30 Days from Date of Trip. Please Make Your Reservations Early
Coupons “Making a Difference'
We ask all to bring in clipped coupons found in the Sunday newspaper and maybe we can make a difference. They are distributed to the spouses and children of troops who sometimes struggle to make ends meet on military salaries.
Cell Phone Recycling
The center is collecting used or discarded cell phones. Most phones end up in kitchen drawers collecting dust. By partnering with Cellular Recycler, we have developed a way to make the most of used cell phones. A box is in the administration office for depositing the cell phones. We thank you in advance. The phones will either be recycled for their precious metals according to EPA standards or be refurbished for use in developing countries. The memory of each phone is “flashed” to wipe out any previous information stored on the cell phone. You should never give out personal information to someone who calls. The Government will not and does not call for this or any other personal information The center will close at noon on December 24th, December 31st. The center will be closed, December 27th and January 3rd
Medicare Part D Counseling In Area Locations
The East Bay Community Action’s RSVP Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is taking appointments for Medicare Part D, Open Enrollment for senior citizens, the disabled, and other eligible participants. East Bay RSVP SHIP works in conjunction with community organizations around the State of Rhode Island. Medicare Part D is a federal program to subsidize the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. It was enacted as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) and went into effect on January 1, 2006. The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) also trains volunteers to assist Rhode Island and local area citizens in better understanding cost effective options that are available. To make an appointment at a nearby location, or to volunteer, please contact Janet Holmes at East Bay RSVP at 401-435-7876.
Remember to visit our lovely gift shop located in the dining room area. We have a great selection of hand made items, gift cards, and snacks.
East Providence Senior Center and Monty’s Trips
Feb. 21 – 23, 2011 Atlantic City/Tropicana - to include 2 Nights Accommodations, $20.00 Cash Bonus, 1 Breakfast Buffet, 1 Dinner Buffet, Casino Revue Show, Motor Coach Transportation and Driver’s Gratuity.
St. Brendan Forever Young Club Christmas party will be held December 14 at the Backroad Grille, 549 Metacom Ave, Bristol at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $22.00 and can be reserved by calling Alice Huff at 433-0427. Please bring your filled Christmas stockings and items for fillers to this event so that they can be mailed to our troops overseas in time for Christmas.
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Kyla Lee Benoit
Andy Lee Benoit and Christina Lynn Baird of East Providence are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Kyla Lee Benoit. She was born August 3, 010 at 1:1am at Women and Infants Hospital. She weighed lbs 4 oz and was 0 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl Andrews of Riverside and Kenny Benoit of Cumberland. Maternal grandparents are William Baird of East Providence and Mary Starke of Charlotte, NC.
Nicole Peterson Desrosiers, and Christopher Desrosiers of East Providence announce the birth of their daughter, Hunter Desrosiers, born Oct. 11th at 1:59 P.M. at Women and Infants Hospital, Providence. She weighed 6 pounds oz and was 0 inches long. Maternal grandparents are the late Cheryl Peterson and Henry Castro of East Providence and Paternal grandparents are Christine Pollen and Tony Desrosiers of Woonsocket RI.
Jordan Andrade Jr.
Jordan Andrade and Nicole Allen of East Providence are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Jordan Andrade Jr. He was born on Tuesday, September 14, 010 at 10:06 a.m. at Woman and Infants Hospital. Jordan weighed lbs 10 oz and was 1â€? long. Paternal grandparents are Artur and Manuela Andrade of East Providence. Maternal grandparents are Eduardo and Lizette Soares of East Providence.
gavin Nicholas Quinn
William and Melinda Quinn of East Providence are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Gavin Nicholas Quinn. Gavin was born on August 19th at 7:19 p.m. at Women and Infants Hospital. He weighed 7lbs. 9 oz. and was 0 inches long. Gavin was happily welcomed home by his big sister, Brenna Nicole. Maternal grandparents are Manuel and Mary Medeiros of Bristol. Paternal grandparents are William and Mary Quinn of Saugus, MA.
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Stefanie Dias and Brian Candeias Ramos of East Providence are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, London Dias Ramos. She was born on June 17, 2010 at 4:45 p.m. at Women & Infants Hospital. London weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was 20â€? long. Grandparents are Eduardo and Maria Dias from East Providence and Irene and Eduardo Ramos from Pawtucket.
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The holidays are a special time at the Anawan Club cabin. The 112th Annual Holiday Party will be held this month. For the club members, like most Christmas revelers, the celebration is about the food and the people. But the rustic beauty of the clubhouse, decorated for the holidays adds a very special charm to the party indeed. For me, thinking back on the culinary history of the club, the previous chef stewards and their holiday meals, I feel a sense of responsibility to my current members and guests, those who will be in attendance to enjoy the meal and the company this year. And I feel a responsibility to the past, to those chefs, long gone members and friends of the Anawan Club, those “ghosts of Christmas’ past”, who do not frighten me, but inspire and amaze me with the style and quality of food they prepared in their time. I hope to continue this rich history and tradition of fine food at the club, and as well, to document it. I have begun a journal for the club, to record my menus, any special events, and even some of the mundane daily happenings that may be of interest to a history buff like me in the future. December 2011: Twinkling white lights and giant ice votives decorate the porch. The sounds of music, clinking glassware and laughter come from inside the old building. Straight ahead, as you enter, the huge fieldstone fireplace crackles and sparks, flames licking the massive spiral cast andirons. The heat from the fire and the capacity crowd combine to make the room extra cozy. While there are a number of big events at the club throughout the year, the holiday party is extra special because the ladies are in attendance. Yes, wives and female guests are invited to attend this festive event, so the club has to be extra clean and party pretty. The timeline isn’t as stringent for a social event at the club as it is for a regular meeting, but the basic menu and service structure are the same. Members will enter to find tables set with holiday finery, and two antique poker tables loaded with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres: artisan cheeses and crackers, bake brie encroute, shrimp cocktail, devilled eggs, spiced pecans, sardine pate, hot seafood dip, artichoke dip, toast points. Servers will be passing hot snacks: crab toasties, sausage-stuffed mushrooms, scallops wrapped in bacon, shrimp parmesan crisps. Guests will enjoy the appetizers and socializing until the jingle of the bell sounds the time to be seated for dinner. Served in courses, the menu for this year is as follows:
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Pam Johnson. The ushers were Ronnie Laurino, Marc Laurino, and Patrick Hurley. The ring bearer was Jacob Duarte (son of the bride and groom), and the flower girl was Kyra DiOrio. The bride is a graduate of Rhode Island College and is currently a physical and health education teacher in East Providence. The groom is a general contractor who owns his own construction business. The bride and groom went to Las Vegas for their honeymoon and currently reside in Riverside.
Ms. Cheryl Sauchuk of Riverside RI is proud to announce the marriage of her son Jared A. Sauchuk also of Riverside to Christine M. LaVoie of East Greenwich RI. Christine is the daughter of Charlene Henderson of East Greenwich RI, William LaVoie of Cranston RI and Patricia Lindley. The wedding was held on Aug 29, 2010 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Greenwich presided over by Reverend Linda Forsberg.
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Bay View Academy Kicks Off a Yearlong Women’s Veterans Initiative Celebrating and Serving Women of the Military On this Veteran’s Day, Bay View Academy kicked off a yearlong effort to identify, locate and contact female veterans of Southern New England, regardless of religious affiliation, in order to honor each of them at a celebration on November 10, 2011 at the Academy. Colonel Susan Luz, Bay View Class of 1968, will chair a committee including Sister Elizabeth McAuliffe, Bay View Academy President, Lia Del Sesto, Bay View Director of Alumnae Relations, Carol Costa, communications specialist, Jeremy Kapstein, Senior Advisor Baseball Projects Boston Red Sox, Sister Elizabeth Hathaway, Bay View Academy Director of Campus Ministries, Colleen Gribbin, Bay View Academy High School Principal, and Diane Morel, Bay View Academy History Department Chair. Colonel Luz is a bestselling author and was the highest ranking soldier in the 399th Combat Support Unit. She was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Iraq, and her book Nightingale of Mosul tells the story of a life dedicated to service, family, compassion, and country—and challenges readers to redefine their ideals of what it means to fight for what truly matters. “I am very happy that my Alma Mater is taking on this most important effort to celebrate and honor women in the Military. Bay View remains a leader in women’s education and when combined with the Mercy mission this initiative promises to be very exciting, emotional and have a long lasting impact on the veterans and the student body of Bay View.” Said Luz. Bay View High School Principal, Colleen Gribbin agrees, “This effort promises to bring the Mercy mission together with a yearlong teachable moment for our girls. I am always buoyed by the enthusiasm of our faculty and our young women and their willingness to participate, engage, serve and learn.” Campus Ministry Director Sister Liz Hathaway is eager to put the Mercy mission into action, “This initiative does so much to bring the Mercy mission alive for our girls. The opportunity to aid the women of service who sacrificed and admirably did their duty
on behalf of our nation is one that will produce benefits for our veterans and our girls.” Bay View Academy is planning a yearlong education accompaniment of this initiative. Diane Morel, Bay View History Department Chair, acknowledges the multi faceted educational ventures that will be brought to life throughout the entire school. “We are uniquely positioned to make this effort one that can provide learning for our girls in language arts, history, art, music and technology. I am sure this outreach will energize our students and the entire Bay View Community. Bay View’s Director of Alumnae Relations acknowledges the inherent challenge of this initiative “We at the Academy realize reaching as many female veterans as possible is a challenging endeavor, however, knowing the true spirit and determination of our Bay View Community; we will tackle this project gladly.” She continued, “We are confident this year long journey enveloping and engaging our entire BVA community will reap so much good for so many.” But humans are more than physical beings, and as health care professionals, our real task is to care for the whole person. When it comes to mental health, stress is a huge part of a soldier’s life as well. Take normal people and put them in abnormal situations, and all sorts of hazardous things can result. I hold an additional certification in combat stress management, so part of my job in Iraq was to help educate soldiers through the stresses of war. If people could, to some degree, process the craziness of what they were going through, it would lift their spirits, help them perform at an optimum level, and be in a better position to sort things out when they got home. Excerpt from Nightingale of Mosul Now that that my sisters are returning home I am thrilled to be part of my Alma Mater’s dedication to continuing this mission of Mercy.” Said Luz. Bay View seeks any woman who has served the United States of America in any branch of military service. If you are or know such a women, please contact the Lia Del Sesto at 434-0113 ext 104 or via email at email@example.com.
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