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The Rehoboth


MARCH 2010 VOLUME 22, NO. 3


Serving the Residents of Rehoboth, Seekonk and Surrounding Communities Since 1989


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On July 23rd our team, UnTouchableSpirit, will begin our 3rd walk in support of Susan G Komen for the Cure. We will walk 0 miles over 3 days throughout Massachusetts, ending our journey in Boston, MA. Two members of the team are residents of Rehoboth. Renee is one of them, and she will be 18 by the time she begins her 3rd journey. Since she started back in 2008, Renee will have raised nearly $9,000 herself to support breast cancer research Renee’s mom, Theresa, is the second resident of Rehoboth. Our team will spend a tremendous amount of time to fundraise for the privilege of walking 0 miles in whatever Mother Nature decides to give us in July. Of course, don’t forget sleeping in the  x  pink tents at night. The reason we do this is to save the lives of other women. The goal of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to find a cure for breast cancer. The odds of a woman developing breast cancer are 1 in 8. And this disease knows no boundaries. Though less common, men can develop breast cancer as well. Can you imagine a world without it? continued on page 4

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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley

Final Candidates for Local Election

The Republican and Democrat Town Committees held their respective caucuses last month and the deadline to file papers was February 1. Voters will decide three races – selectman, Dighton-Rehoboth School Committee and constable in the April 5 town election. The following positions will be on the ballot: • Selectmen - Selectman Chairman Frederick "Skip" Vadnais, who is seeking his sixth term (not sequential) received the Republican nomination and will be challenged by local businessman Donald Leffort, who is currently chairman of the park commission and owner of Don’s Small Engine Repair. • School Committee – Richard Barrett, the Republican candidate, is seeking his second term, and is being challenged by Michael Deignan, who ran unsuccessfully last year. • Constable - Four candidates are seeking three positions. Incumbents Kenneth Abrams, Douglas Johnson Sr. and Robert Johnson, who all have the Republican nomination, are seeking re-election, and Paul Strollo is challenging them for one of the seats. • Moderator - William Cute received the Democratic nomination for a one-year moderator position. Cute, who has served as moderator for several years, is running unopposed. • Housing Authority – Incumbent Patricia O’Hern is running unopposed for a five-year position. • Water Commissioner - Joseph Nunes and Edwin Ballard received the Republican nomination for two available seats and will be unopposed. • Park Commission - Charles "Chuck" Procopio, a Republican, is running unopposed for a five-year position and Robert McKim, also Republican, is unopposed for a one-year position. • Board of Assessors – Republican candidate Eugene Campbell, who has served on the board for 3 years, is running unopposed. • Treasurer – Cheryl Gouveia, a Republican, who has served for 12 years, is also unopposed for a three-year slot. • Planning Board – Incumbent Edward Bertozzi, Republican candidate, is running unopposed for a five-year position.

All three polling places will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 5. Final voter registration for the election is March 1 at the town clerk's office.

Rehoboth Warns RePAC

Rehoboth selectmen have notified RePAC, the Rehoboth Public Access Corporation, that they have 0 days to fix alleged violations of its agreement with the town. A letter outlining seven violations was sent to the cable access provider on February 22. The alleged violations include refusing to air certain programs over the public access channel, conducting unlawful video taping of individuals without their consent, running political campaign or political issue advertising which is prohibited, failing to timely file its annual reports and using copyrighted materials in the production of its programming. Selectman Ken Foley did not vote in favor of the complaint. He said that although he understands the issues involving RePAC, he didn’t feel comfortable voting in favor of the complaint when he was just given information on the specific violations right before the meeting. RePAC has been under fire since last October, when selectmen held a public meeting on the access provider in response to a petition signed by 200 residents complaining about their policies.

Three week Public Comment Period on Comcast Contract

Selectmen announced that there will be a 21-day public comment period beginning on March 11 regarding the town’s contract with Comcast. The public comment period will run through April 1st when there will be an open public meeting to review the comments and make a decision. The town wants to renegotiate its contract with Comcast so that the town has more control over financial issues. The fees that every cable subscriber pays in their bills to cover RePAC’s services now go directly to RePAC. The town wants the monies to go through them instead. This is the way it is handled in many other communities throughout Massachusetts. The town is also trying to eliminate some of the fees charged by Comcast.

Rehoboth Police Launch New Community information Service

The Rehoboth Police Department has launched a new community information service designed to deliver important and timely public safety information to residents in the area. The service, Nixle, sends notifications instantly by cell phone text message, email and web. There is no spam or advertising. Nixle is available at no cost, although standard text message rates apply. Residents can register and learn more at . Contact police headquarters at 508222-322 with any questions.

Inside this Issue Antiquarian Society..................... Births.........................................95 Business Directory...................101 Classifieds...............................99 Club Announcements.................0 Dining Guide...............................8 Election Profiles..........................1 Events and Activities...................3 Home & Garden......................58 How You Can Help......................58 Letters to the Editor.......................5 Library.........................................80 Obituaries................................9 People in the News..................... Rehoboth Animal Shelter............33 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......90 Rehoboth Ramblings.................18 Rehoboth Rescue Squad..........13 Rehoboth Town News................29 Scouts.......................................88 Seekonk Human Services..........8 Seekonk Scene..........................2 Sports Update............................ Spotlight on Schools..................2 State House...............................9 Wedding................................9

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Letters to the Editor... Kiwanis Club Thank You

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk would like to thank everyone who attended the 1th annual Taste of the Town on February 2, 2010, at the Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk. It was one of the most successful ever with over 200 tickets sold, helping us raise money to help children – our number one priority. We would like to thank the following restaurants who participated: Audrey’s, Applebee’s, Autumn’s Café, BoneYard Barbeque, Chardonnay’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Country Kitchen, Davenport’s, Eleven Forty Nine East, Lemon & Oil Deli, Luxury Box, Ninety-Nine, Old Grist Mill Tavern, Stop & Shop, Tai-Pan, Tito’s Cantina, Vino’s Café, and Young’s Caterers. We appreciate the many wine vendors who offered samples of their beverages. Several businesses offered displays including: Twigs & Treasures, Jacob’s Hill B&B, World Gym, World Wise Travel, Rockland Trust Bank and Webster Bank. All the participants brought certificates and goods for a raffle. The Kiwanis of Greater Seekonk would like to thank The Rehoboth, Seekonk and East Providence Reporter for your advance advertisements and your coverage of the recent Taste of the Town. Because of your publicity, we were able to raise funds to help us help children - our number one priority. Thank you for your help. We wish to acknowledge the contributions and cooperation of the Johnson & Wales management and staff who made the event possible. Special thanks go to Chris Gasbarro of Seekonk Wine and Liquors who contacted the wine distributors. The assistance of the Seekonk High School Key Club was greatly appreciated. Also, we’d like to thank local access Cable 9 for filming the event to be replayed on Seekonk Channel 9. Anyone interested in helping Kiwanis help children is invited to contact President Dr. Michael Gross at or Secretary Lynn Neves at or 508-3353. Edith Krekorian and Beverly Hart Co-chairmen

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On January 23, 1988 fate dealt Don Leffort a cruel blow: A freak snowmobile accident left him paralyzed below the waist. The proud Rehoboth vocational school graduate, Mobil Oil employee and Rehoboth firefighter was stopped - literally - dead in his tracks. Who could have imagined that this horrific setback, suffered over twenty years ago, might one day become a blessing for Rehoboth? Well consider: After years of physical therapy, rehabilitation and sweat, Don opened his own business, Don’s Small Engine Repair, right here on Route 44. That was 1992. And today, thanks to an amazingly supportive family and true Yankee grit, that business is successful and growing - something difficult to accomplish even under the best of circumstances. Now, with grandchildren in our school system and a passion for overcoming obstacles, Don has turned his eyes - and talents toward the Board of Selectman. If ever there were a time to consider a man so uniquely qualified for public office, it is now. While folks all over the country are celebrating the exploits of a man from Massachusetts who drives a truck, I’d like you to join me in supporting a Rehoboth man who also drives a truck; and although it might take him a little longer to get out of his truck, he’s everything Scott Brown is, and perhaps, a little more. Yes, good people still do run for office, and sometimes, very good people run, too. I hope you’ll support my friend, Don Leffort, for Selectman. Daniel F. Harrington

Letter to the Editor

I wanted to let You know that A Rehoboth Citizens Police Academy Graduate is running for Constable in the upcoming April 5th Election. That would be Paul Strollo. After seeing what an Outstanding Police Department we have here Paul hopes to be elected in April to get the Constable position more active with the Police Department and to help with many of the fine Community/Department programs that the Chief and Department are consistently working on. Paul has been involved in Community events for many years in several areas. As a Rehoboth Business Owner (the Former Strollos Pizza). He was involved in donating to several local fund raisers. One being the Annual RPD golf fundraiser event, Programs at the Schools, Gridiron Club Annual football fundraiser, Annual Fireman Ball as well as the Local Pop Warner where he helped Coach, Youth Soccer etc. In past years he was appointed as Chairman of the East Providence Young Republican Committee, a Registrant agent for the city of East Providence where he would go door to door to register residents to vote to promote voter apathy. Paul was involved in many political Campaigns first starting with The Election of Ronald Reagan, then Senator John Chaffees Re-election as well as many state and local campaigns. This is his first run for public office and wants to stay community involved as A Town Constable and to expand the position to work with the RPD with the many Hours programs in development. I fully support Paul’s bid for the Constable position as I’m M•T•T•F sure he will make an Outstanding One 9-5 Thank You Wed til 8 Rachel DeBrum Sat 9-1

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Oh, teenagers! – They are noisy, they’re careless, they’re… but listen to my story. On Feb 1th I returned home around noon just to find out that my mailbox was knocked down, the stand broken into pieces, and my own clumsy hand-picked, home-made stone wall was partially ruined. It was snowy day and ice was on the ground, I realized that someone just lost control on that curvy road. I was not happy about that event. Now I have to pick up my mail from the Post Office until my husband will build another stand and I know… it will take a WHILE! It was disappointing that the driver did not leave any note nor attempted to help with cleaning. The neighbor saw a blue truck next to my front yard. Few hours later a car parked in my driveway. Two teenagers were standing outside when I opened the door, and, (we do not hear this too often anymore), one of those girls said “I came to apologize that I destroyed your mailbox”.

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I am a lifetime resident of Rehoboth, having grown up on Davis Street, about 1/ mile from where I live now. Growing up next to a dairy farm allowed me to learn a lot at an early age. Accountability was important, cows needed to be milked and fed- on time, twice a day  days a week. Cleaning, planting, and haying were also chores that had to be done. I learned that helping others was important .Typically at that time in a small town, farmers were also volunteer fire fighters, as was my father. There were many times I would go with him to fire calls and experience the good feeling of helping someone in need. I learned that honesty and trust were important values. (Actually, I probably learned that from my mother after tasting my first bar of soap!) This lesson has served as the basis of my business philosophy, and I acquired an ability to be quietly observant and an independent thinker. Both my wife (the former Marilyn Welshman) and I grew up in the Rehoboth school system at a time when Rehoboth was known as one of the region’s top school systems. We both graduated from D-R Regional High. I graduated from the Vocational School, learning a trade in auto mechanics. Marilyn went on to Northeastern University to become a Physical Therapist. We married in 19 and together we chose to raise our three now adult children, Greg, Tracey and Ryan in this town. Presently our two grand children Dylan and Kayla are attending the Rehoboth school system as well. My concern for this town and my interest in town government revolves around several topics which I would like to share with you at this time. Among the items that I would like to see addressed are the following: The Rural nature of our town, the modest tax rate, and the quality of public education and public safety are, I believe, among the many reasons that new families have been


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For job creation and economic development, we might consider doing it the oldfashioned way. Instead of courting outside companies to establish businesses in town, many bringing their own employees with them and packing up and leaving when times get hard, we need to grow jobs and businesses locally. The best economy is one that matches work that needs to be done with people who have the skills (or can be trained) and can be compensated to do that work. Bartering and time dollars are used in many communities to supplement jobs that can be paid for through traditional wages. Establish a job exchange. It’s done organically, from the grassroots up. A good place to start is to do a community assessment to ascertain what work isn’t being done that would enhance the quality of life in the community, what skills our unemployed or underemployed residents have, and potential funding options for job creation. The key to economic recovery and security – especially since we will never regain our economic glory days and maintain dominance over the world’s resources – is to think local: grow locally, produce products locally, buy locally grown food and products, save in local banks and credit unions that invest locally, and generate energy locally. Carol Bragg Seekonk

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When you are an elected official, you want what is best for the whole town and not just those people who come forward with personal reasons and selfish agendas. The question that we need to ask ourselves: “Is the Town moving ahead towards a better future?” I know that the answer is, “Yes!” Knowing that during my term as Selectman, that I made positive differences for the Town of Seekonk. I would like all of you to know that no individual does the Selectman’s job for a monetary gain. I have worked as your Selectman to make a difference for all of the residents of our Town. As the time draws nearer to the April 5th 2010 Town election, Seekonk’s voters must weigh their options as to which direction they envision their Community’s future. I want to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve both you and the Town. I care about every single one of our residents and I feel very good about making a difference in your lives as well as my life as a resident of Seekonk. Francis Cavaco Seekonk, Ma

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Rehoboth Rescue Squad training in Personal Safety (tiPS) By Tom Rose, Captain of Rescue

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As the radiant heat of the sun becomes stronger as we progress through March, the safety of ice on any body of water can be most uncertain. Most ice in the area was formed in January and old ice is the most unstable ice. What little that is now left carries with it many dangers. Due to the uncertainty of ice conditions and the dangers presented, the Rehoboth Rescue Squad and Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency do NOT endorse the safety of lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. The strength and thickness of ice should be known before any activity takes place. To help keep our community safe, the Rehoboth Rescue Squad offers the following Ice Safety Tips: Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through the ice. Always keep your pets on a leash. If a pet falls through the ice do not attempt to rescue your pet. Go for help and call 911. The Rehoboth Rescue Squad and Fire Department will respond with specialized equipment to rescue the pet. New ice is usually stronger than old ice. As ice ages, the bond between the ice crystals decays, making it weaker, even if melting has not occurred. Beware of ice covered with snow. Snow can insulate ice and keep it strong, but it can also insulate it to keep it from freezing. Snow can also hide creaks, weak and open ice. Slush is a danger sign, indicating that ice is no longer freezing from the bottom and can be weak or deteriorating. Ice formed over flowing water (rivers or lakes containing a large number of springs) is generally 15% weaker. Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate. It could be one foot thick in one spot and be only one inch thick ten feet away. Reach-Throw-Go. If a companion falls through the ice and you are unable to reach that person from shore, throw them something (rope, jumper cables, tree branch, et.). If this does not work, go for help before you also become a victim and call 911. If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn towards the direction from which you came. Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by kicking your feet. Once out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand) and roll away from the hole. Crawl back to your tracks, keeping your weight distributed until you return to solid ice. Call 911 and make sure the dispatcher is aware that you had fallen through the ice and were in the water as you may have hypothermia and may not even realize it. The ambulance crew will respond and will provide an evaluation and recommendation for proper treatment. Members of the Rehoboth Rescue Squad participated in an ice rescue drill on February 18 conducted by Capt. Tom Rose. The squad members wore cold water survival suits and learned proper techniques on how to crawl on the ice out to the victim, secure the victim with a rescue harness, get the victim out of the water and be pulled back to shore with ropes. Everyone enjoyed a turn being a victim, a rescuer, and part of the on-shore rope crew. These individuals did a great job and safely learned how to properly do an ice rescue.

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Rehoboth election Profile: Selectman Chairman Skip vadnais Running for Re-Election By Laura Calverley

Frederick “Skip” Vadnais has served on the Rehoboth board of selectmen on and off since 198. He will be seeking his sixth term in office in the April election because he wants to continue serving the citizens as a strong advocate for open space and agricultural enterprise as well as for fair, open and fiscally responsible local government. “I think I am the best-suited individual to carry this town to a positive solution to the many problems that face us, both financially through Skip Vadnais. severely reduced revenues from the state and dealing with pressures on the town developmentally,” said Vadnais. Vadnais was born and raised in the Briggs Corner section of Attleboro and has lived in Rehoboth for more than 25 years. He purchased land in Rehoboth in 193 and established Homestead Farms. He has been owner/operator ever since. Vadnais has been an advocate and Bristol County delegate for open space issues both locally and on the state level, since the early 1980’s. “I have a long history that I’m proud of, of maintaining open space in the commonwealth as well as in this community,” Vadnais said. In 1980 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bristol County Farm Bureau and in 1990, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Farm Bureau. Four years ago he became one of five individuals on the Mass. Farm Bureau’s Executive Committee, which makes executive decisions for the entire state. “I have worked tirelessly since 1990 at the state level to develop programs such as Agricultural Preservation Restriction, which is a program that allows farmers to farm their land by getting the developmental value out of their property,” Vadnais said. He has also worked at the state level to expand the Chapter 1 laws that give farmers tax benefits, helped develop “right to farm” legislation, and has testified before various legislative bodies in Boston on agricultural issues from open land to board of health regulations to livestock issues.

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The Revenue Generation Committee has recently expanded their responsibilities to include talking with Seekonk and other towns to find more cost-efficient ways for the towns to do business, together. Vadnais supports continuing the mutual aid agreement that exists between Rehoboth and Seekonk as well as looking at new areas to work together. “Our mutual aid agreements are fine tuned every year and there’s no cost to either town and they work the way they are. We’re not looking at things that we’re already doing that are working well. We’re looking at other areas of cost savings, such as cooperative purchasing agreements and sharing of resources,” Vadnais said. Another change that has taken place, says Vadnais, is in the police department. He says the department has been aggressively applying for grants, become more community-oriented and has a greater presence in the schools. The town has been able to backfill some of the department’s staff through grant money, according to Vadnais. “Every time we get a grant, such as for community policing, the hours the officer spends can be charged to the community policing grant and frees up other monies we would normally be paying him to allow us to do something else,” Vadnais said. The board of selectman has also changed the way it does things, with more open meetings and dividing various town responsibilities among themselves. Each selectmen now has to have a complete and thorough knowledge of a particular area under their watch, explained Vadnais. Each selectmen generates a report on how their department is affected by the situation, the board comes together to discuss it and the issue gets resolved more quickly, says Vadnais. Vadnais’ plans for the future include moving forward a lot of the initiatives that the Revenue Generation and Energy Committees have already started. continued on page 17...

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March 2010 The Reporter “I support working with Seekonk. I don’t necessarily believe in regional agreements. Sometimes you can get locked into something that is not going to work out tomorrow, but it’s working out today. I want to make sure that it will help the town and be in its best interests,” said Leffort. He thinks the town can also do something similar within the town’s departments, to consolidate purchases of supplies, in order to reduce costs. Leffort says he doesn’t like it when people come up for re-appointments when they are doing a good job and someone else is put in. “We have to stop putting people in office that are going to replace good members on boards and commissions, for no good reason,” said Leffort. Leffort says he does not support increasing taxes with an override of Proposition 2 ½. He doesn’t think people will vote for it and says that “increasing taxes to increase revenue it is not always the answer, and may actually cause other problems.” Leffort says one of the best things about the town is its rural character and he wants to preserve it. “I’d like to see the town stay that way and preserve some areas that are historical,” he said. He also wants to maintain strong public safety departments and offer children a quality education. “Having served on the fire department, I know the necessity and importance of an adequate public safety department(s),” Leffort said. Leffort attended Rehoboth’s schools, graduating from the vocational school at Dighton-Rehoboth regional, “at a time when Rehoboth was known as one of the region’s top school systems.” His three children, now adults, all went through Rehoboth schools and his two grandchildren currently attend school in town. “I’m in favor of the schools and want to see a good education and not waste money,” he said. He is concerned that some of things about the town that drew families to purchase homes in Rehoboth, such as the rural character, good school system and strong public safety, may be at risk unless residents act to preserve those qualities. Leffort says he does not consider himself a politician, that he is “just an average, hard-working tax payer who doesn’t want to see money wasted.” “I owe no favors and none are owed to me and that’s the way it’s going to stay. I want to do what’s right for the town,” Leffort said.


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Francis Cavaco, Chairman of the Seekonk Board of Selectman, is seeking re-election because he feels he still has more work to do in the community. Cavaco was elected in a special election in 2008 to fill the unexpired term of Carol Bragg, who resigned. Cavaco says he wants to continue to put his experience to work for Seekonk. In addition to experienced Francis Cavaco. leadership, he says he offers other qualities needed for good public service including a strong work ethic, honesty and integrity. “My pledge is to work hard for the families and businesses of Seekonk,” Cavaco said. Cavaco, who characterizes himself as a fiscal conservative, believes that it is important to keep taxes down and spending under control. The biggest problem that the town now faces, according to Cavaco, is the budget and how to make it balance in light of decreasing aid from the state. If re-elected, Cavaco plans to continue keeping a careful watch on spending and protecting taxpayers’ money. He says he will also work to improve relations and cooperation among all town departments and wants the town to take a long-term approach to planning. “We are going to have to look carefully at how we spend our dollars and look where we can make material gains in our community. I will be dedicated to doing the best possible job I can. I want to help the town navigate difficult financial waters,” Cavaco said.

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March 2010 The Reporter Cavaco says he has worked to make Seekonk government accountable to its citizens. He says his hard work for the town thus far has made a difference. He points out several accomplishments during his term in office, including saving taxpayers more than $100,000. “I’ve been able to save taxpayers more than $130,000 in real cash and I want to do more of that,” said Cavaco. Some of those savings were the result of Cavaco’s work on introducing a new contract that reduces the town’s trash collection by $110,000 over the next five years, and returning more than $3,000 to taxpayers on overcharged trench permit fees. Other accomplishments that he cites include requiring better transparency in the town budget as it relates to salaries. “I’m trying to keep money in the taxpayer’s pockets. I know that’s difficult to do, but if you’re unemployed, $20 in your pocket makes a difference. It’s important,” said Cavaco. Cavaco looked into the trash fees after hearing complaints from many residents about having to pay trash collection fees as well as paying for bags. He said he was told by the Department of Public Works that “it was the best we can do,” but he fought to have the contract renegotiated. Cavaco found out about the trench permit fee when he went to town hall to process paperwork to put a new waterline in his house. He said he discovered that the town had created a new $50 permit to build a trench, without the approval of the board of selectman. He had the fee suspended and wrote a warrant article to have all the money returned to the residents who had already paid the “illegal” fee. Cavaco says it is important to him to stay in touch with the people of Seekonk. He introduced weekly office hours when residents can come and speak to him and voice their concerns on any issue. He is available to meet with people on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at town hall. If people don’t have transportation or the ability to come in, he will go to them. Cavaco, who is retired from UPS, says he has the flexibility to be able to do this. “It’s very important in this job to be in touch with the people in the community,” Cavaco. Also, he is the second selectman in town to create his own web site where residents can go to find out more information about him and his campaign. The web site address is www.votecavaco. com. Regarding next year’s budget, Cavaco says the town is currently in the process of getting information from the town departments on their requests and it’s too early to predict whether cuts in personnel or services will be needed. He said there are a lot of contracts for services that he’d like to re-negotiate to try and save the town money. He would like to see the town hire a professional grant writer to take advantage of available stimulus funds and other municipal grants. “I’m concerned that other communities are getting stimulus money. The Police Chief and Fire Chief are doing a good job getting some grant money for their departments. We need to go after more,” Cavaco said. Cavaco also wants to continue to work with other towns and communities to find ways to cut costs by sharing resources and/ or possibly regionalizing some services. “It makes sense to share your resources and try to get the best bang for your dollar. We’re all in the same boat together,” Cavaco said. One project that Cavaco has supported for some time and will continue to support, continued on page 22


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is a new senior center in Seekonk. He says the board of selectmen is working as quickly as possible to get seniors an adequate facility. “The seniors in town need a senior center. The accomodations they’re in now are unsatisfactory,” he said. Cavaco says the exact scope of the new facility is still up in the air, but that it’s an important issue and the board gets updates from the Town Administrator on the project’s progress every week. The plans to expand the traffic lanes on Rt. 152 is another

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Seekonk Human Services, in cooperation with the Seekonk Housing Authority, established a community garden last year on Chappell Street at The Common where Seekonk residents can have their own plots to grow flowers or vegetables or can share a plot and work collaboratively on planting, weeding, and harvesting. The Community Garden at The Common had a successful first season. Gardeners - first timers as well as experienced growers - raised tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, peas, strawberries, lettuce, cabbages, eggplants, leeks, green beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and a variety of herbs. The garden added fresh fruits and vegetables to the gardeners’ tables and provided an opportunity for healthy physical activity and socializing with neighbors. The garden will be expanded this spring, with more plots added. Boy Scout Troop 1, under the direction of Eagle Scout aspirant Kenneth Martin, will build a tool shed and compost bins and erect a fence to keep out rabbits. Those who wish to have a garden plot must apply by April 1. Spaces will be assigned by April 15. The fee is $10 (non-refundable). Priority for assignment of plots is: 1) residents of The Common, 2) other Seekonk residents, 3) residents of other communities. For an application or for more information about becoming a Community Garden member, please call Priscilla at (508) 915-8013. The Seekonk Community Garden welcomes donations of composted manure and spoiled hay. Financial donations may be made payable to “Seekonk Human Services Gift Account” marked “Community Garden” on the memo line, and sent to Seekonk Human Services, 320 Pleasant Street, Seekonk, MA 021. For general questions, call Carol at (508) 33-82.

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Former Selectman John turner Seeks Board of Selectman Seat Again By Laura Calverley

John Turner, who served as Seekonk selectman from 200 to 2009, is running again in the April election. He was chairman of the board when he was defeated in his bid for re-election last year. Turner is challenging current chairman, Francis Cavaco. Turner says he wants to serve the community again and continue the work he started - looking for alternative sources of revenue for the town to offset cuts in state aid, fighting for strong schools, John Turner supporting the new senior center, and maintaining open communication between town boards. “I’d be pleased and honored and privileged to be able to serve the town again,” said Turner. Turner, who has lived in Seekonk for 1 years, says he simply wants to make things better for residents. “What’s the best thing for people in this town. That’s my only agenda,” said Turner. “I believe in serving my community. I have the skills and ability for this position. It’s a way for me to give back to the community for the warmth and friendship my family has received since coming to this town,” said Turner. He understands the difficulties that people are facing in today’s economy and says that the high unemployment rate is “unacceptable.” As a selectman, he tried to bring more jobs and outside businesses into Seekonk. He and Town Administrator Michael Carroll met with surrounding communities and chambers of commerce, to bring new business to Seekonk. This will be a priority for him if he is re-elected. “I believe that the town needs to provide a place where outside companies would be willing to relocate not only their businesses but the families of the corporate and mid-management structure. I would also like to address tax credit proposals for small businesses,” said Turner. Besides working to bring new business to Seekonk, Turner’s other accomplishments when he served include supporting the local meals tax, establishing a Capitol Improvement Committee, supporting the schools and improving communication between town departments. He went to Beacon Hill to speak before the Legislature in support of a local meals tax to increase revenue for the town. Voters approved the meals tax and a hotel room tax at town meeting in November. “Local towns and communities have to come up with alternate forms of funding to support fire and safety, education, department of public works, town services and human services,” Turner said. While he was on the board, Turner also worked hard to establish the Capitol Improvement Committee, which he served on for about nine months, until he decided to run for selectman again. The committee oversees all the town’s capitol projects and keeps track of where and how the money is being spent. “By establishing the committee, we were able to demonstrate to our lenders that the town was adding a check and balance option to overseeing how the town’s funds were being expended and to insure all capitol items maintained by the town (including the schools) were properly maintained,” said Turner. Introducing those oversight measures, says Turner, helped comtinued on page 24

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Seekonk, MA - 01/28/10 - The Town of Seekonk has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution, also known as Reverse 9-1-1. The CodeRED system provides Seekonk officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire town. Such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called. One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database through a community enrollment option, this is an extremely important feature. No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included, all individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the Seekonk Police Department’s website, WWW.SEEKONKPD. COM, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page. Those without Internet access may call the Seekonk Police Dept (508-33-8123 x 2208), to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well. Numbers that should be registered include individual’s who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, those who use cellular phones or VoIP phone as their primary number. All businesses should register with non automated direct phone numbers “CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but there must be an associated Seekonk street address to provide relevant messages.” “CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will be used for emergency notification purposes.” Questions should be directed to Dennis Leclerc, Seekonk Public Safety Communications Director 508-33-8123 ext 2208.



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The Seekonk Athletics Booster Club will hold their annual trip to Foxwoods on Friday, March 12. The cost of $30 includes round-trip bus transportation, buffet dinner and Keno ticket. The bus departs Seekonk High School at 5:00 p.m. and returns at midnight. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Pam Nunes at -991-202 or Bob McKenna at 508-33-318.

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The Save A Pet Society auction is over for another year. Once again it was a total success and we, the volunteers of Save A Pet, are pleased and grateful that we have raised a significant amount of money that will fund the programs for the Seekonk Animal Shelter for another year. We thank everyone who had any part in promoting, supporting, funding, attending and spending that perpetuated the process from start to finish with their time, items, publicity, and energy to produce the final product, resulting in the selling and buying that are integral to the success of the SAPS auction. You are too many to name, but we are grateful to everyone who has enabled us to have another successful auction. I long have held the belief that this very special community event truly has a life of its own that is not dependent upon the number of our dedicated volunteers that are involved or who is in charge or what officers are sitting on the board. It matters not who is running the animal shelter so much as it matters that we have an animal shelter in which we all as individuals take pride and that as a community we can value and support. It matters that our animal shelter provides protection for the lost and stray animals that come into the custody of our Animal Control Officers and that we provide the funds to make and keep them whole, both in body and in spirit and that our shelter is committed to finding those animals worthy homes. It is about the hearts of our volunteers who are willing and devoted, who are amazing in their capacity to bring enthusiasm to the three televised nights of the auction and to the 5 months that precede it as we prepare. This event involves so many of the residents of the Town of Seekonk who turn out in force to support this event, bidding over the phones or coming to Johnson & Wales in person. It involves all those individuals that take microphone in hand to announce and sell the donated items. We have celebrities from TV and radio, but we have our own home grown celebrities when Town officials are kind enough to come to lend their support. We gather a cross-section of the community and people from outside of Seekonk. The SAPS auction draws people from all walks of life, from all financial levels and from all age groups, just as the Seekonk Animal Shelter itself has the support of people from all over who share a common commitment to the animals. Nothing else in our community, in my opinion, goes across the board to appeal to so many who gladly lend their time and effort to see us succeed, who put individual personal or political differences aside to support our organization and ultimately our animal shelter. On behalf of all those who benefit ultimately and who cannot thank you in words, we thank you. All the animals that are helped by our animal shelter are so worthy of your support and we are most appreciative that you have given it for yet another year. Jan Bowden, Seekonk ACO Retired / Save A Pet volunteer

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Sustainable Seekonk Welcomes two Solar Grants

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Sustainable Seekonk, a grassroots committee working on energy and sustainability issues, welcomes the recent awards by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) of two awards to the Town of Seekonk totaling $10, 39.19. The MRET Clean Energy Choice grant of $10, 39.19 was allocated toward a Big Belly Solar Trash Compaction System powered by solar photovoltaic technology ($5,3.), a unit that will reduce litter and generally improve the Town’s waste management operations; ANY SPRING CLeAN-UPS two solar lighting systems ($1.2) that will illuminate flags at the Town cemetery; and funds to hire Pete Fine of US SolarWorks ($000) to conduct an energy audit of Town buildings Now Accepting New Lawn and provide plans, designs and specifications for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system at the Seekonk Highway Department Garage on Route  and Lake Street. Clients for Spring! The DOER award of $150,000 is for a 25 kW solar photovoltaic array for the Public Specializing in Works Department roof. This grant was one of 9 competitive sub-grants awarded to Hedge & Shrub Trimming Massachusetts communities under 35,000 population through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, financed through federal stimulus funds. Perennial Gardens & Ornamental Tree Pruning These grants were made possible, in part, through the efforts of the Sustainable Seekonk Fully Insured • Free Estimates group, which carried out a Seekonk Solar Challenge campaign in 2008, urging residents and Landscaping • Snow Plowing • Construction small business owners to “green up” on their electric bills in order to support the purchase of renewable energy. Mass Technology Collaborative, which oversaw the statewide chalLicensed Pesticides Applicator for your lenge, matched ratepayers’ contributions twice – once through matching funds credited to Weed, Insect, & Fertilization Needs the community and once through a fund to support low-income energy programs around the state. The Seekonk Board of Selectmen, School Committee, and Public Library all Kreg Propatier endorsed the campaign, with Seekonk high school science teacher Angela Cunard and students Molly Beauchemin and Joe Pariseau playing lead roles. Numerous households signed up for “green energy,” as did the Seekonk Congregational Church. “We are thrilled that these early efforts enabled the Town to start moving toward use of solar energy,” commented Nanette LaRosee, a member of the Sustainable Seekonk Energy Committee. “The Clean Energy Choice funds that resulted from residents’ investments in renewable energy not only purchased a solar trash compacter and solar lighting, but also allowed the Town to hire the consultant who secured the $150,000 grant for a solar installation to reduce the cost of energy for the DPW building.” March “We are grateful to the staff of Mass Technology Collaborative FABRIC SALE and also to Alyssa Rosen of The Cadmus Group for working with us to evaluate the Public Safety Complex, Town Hall, and the DPW Power Lift and Power FREE for a possible solar installation,” stated Carol Bragg, coordinator of REMOVAL Recline. Many Styles the Energy Committee. “Their encouragement and guidance were & FREE to choose from invaluable in making it possible for Seekonk to receive these grants. DELIVERY Starting at $679.00 We are especially indebted to Bob Lamoureux for his tenacity and skill in bringing these projects to fruition.” The Sustainable Seekonk Energy Committee core includes Shop at Home • Free Estimates • Over 50 Years Experience Ron Bennett, a Planning Board member and owner of RAB ConHours: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 9-5:30; Wed. 9-7; Sat. 9-3 struction, a firm that does solar installations; Dave Bowden, chair FUrNitUre of the Municipal Capital Improvement Committee; Carol Bragg; Robert Lamoureux, DPW superintendent and facilities manager for and UPhOLSterY town buildings; Nanette LaRosee; Dr. Peter Matonis; and Charles e r 1177 central Ave., Pawtucket, ri 508-761-6700 Waddington.

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Kenneth Martin, of Boy Scout Troop 1 of Seekonk, a candidate for Eagle Scout, will direct a project in March and April to build a garden shed and freestanding compost bins for the Seekonk Community Garden at The Common. Most of the materials for this project have been contributed by local contractors. Several additional items are still needed: five ¾”x’x8’ pine boards; eight 1”x”x8’ pressure treated; four ”x”x8’ pressure treated; two gable end vents; one 5 lb box 1D carbon nails; one 5 lb box 10D common nails; two 1 lb boxes 2” galvanized screws; five 8’ length pieces of drip edge; one outdoor or marine combination padlock; one thumb-latch lock set; two ½“x’x8’ pieces of plywood; two 5” T-hinges; four 3½” T-hinges; 0’x’ 1-gauge fence wire. To make in-kind donations, call Kenneth Martin at (508) 3329. Cash donations can be made by sending a check issued to Seekonk Human Services Gift Account, earmarked for Community Garden. Checks should be brought or mailed to Seekonk Human Services/Council on Aging, 320 Pleasant Street, Seekonk, MA 021. For more information, call Phoebe at (508) 33-22.

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During the January State Election I received the help of Boy Scout Troop 1 to deliver, set up and break down the election equipment. I would like to again thank personally, Matt Oudin, Jon Fleet, Spencer Crooks, Zac Oudin, Jon Eddy, Ronny Soares, Tanner Oliveira and Will Connor for all of their help. I found them to be were respectful, courteous and hard working – a definite tribute to their Troop and an asset to our community. Thanks boys.

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Kathleen J. Conti Reminder: Census Forms were mailed out during the last week Town Clerk in December. If you haven’t sent your census form back yet, please send immediately, even if you don’t choose to license your dog early. Thank you to all the residents for your cooperation.

Dog Licenses For Year 2010 Available

Dog licenses for 2010 are now available. License fees are as follows: male or female dog $20.00, spayed or neutered $10.00. Proof of a current rabies vaccination and neutering/spaying is required unless the dog has previously been licensed and we have the information on file. Licenses may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s office or obtained through the mail. Please send appropriate documentation, fee (payable to Town of Rehoboth) and a self-addressed stamped envelope (two stamps for each tag) to the Town Clerk’s Office, 18 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA.

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Voters are reminded that our Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, April 5th. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precinct I voters will cast their ballots at the Town Office Building, Precinct II voters will cast their ballots at Gladys L. Hurrell Rehoboth Senior Center and Precinct III voters will cast their ballots at the South Rehoboth Fire Station. Final voter registration prior to Town Election is Tuesday, March 1, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office. Any voter who will be unable to get to the polls on election day may cast an absentee ballot in the Town Clerk’s Office prior to that date or submit a written request to the Town Clerk for a ballot to be mailed to them. Please note that an original signature of the voter requesting an absentee ballot must be obtained before we can honor an absentee ballot request. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Friday, April 2nd at 12:00 p.m. Anyone having questions regarding the election may call the Town Clerk’s Office at 252-502, X109 or X110.

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We have launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, Nixle, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email, and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is available at no cost (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). The service is simple to use, reliable and trusted. Register now and learn more at We would ask you to forward this email to 5 of your neighbors or friends in the community and recommend that they register to receive neighborhood information. Stay connected to your world, from the public safety alerts that are relevant to you, to the important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web. We are really excited to have you experience Nixle. If you have any questions, please contact police headquarters at 508-252-322. Thank you. Stephen J. Enos, Chief of Police

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The Rehoboth Police Department is accepting applications for its second Citizen’s Police Academy. Citizens will receive instruction from members of the Rehoboth Police Department on topics such as: Patrol Operations, Investigations & Crime Scene Processing, Use of Force and Police Weapons, High Risk Motor Vehicle Stops & Building Searches, OUI Enforcement, Accident Reconstruction, Criminal Prosecutions, Internal Affairs, and will culminate with a ride-along in a police cruiser. This program is free to anyone interested in participating, ages 1 years of age and older. Those interested should obtain an application at police headquarters which is located at 33 Anawan Street, Rehoboth, MA 029. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings from March 10th through May 2, 2010 from :30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Questions can be referred to Officer Keith Perry (, Officer Nicole Eastwood ( or Chief Stephen Enos (senos@ or at 508-252-322.

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Rehoboth Police Present Bullying Prevention Program for Students and Parents

What: Sticks and Stones – A Look At Bullying When: March 18th, 2010 Two School Assemblies. One for 5th & th graders and one for th & 8th graders during school day, Times TBA :00 – :00 p.m. Evening Presentation for Parents & Community Where: Beckwith Middle School 330 R Winthrop Street, Rehoboth Presenters: Retired Lieutenant John Reis of the Providence Police Department and Members of the Rehoboth Police Department For more information: Contact Rehoboth Police Chief Stephen Enos, 508-252-322 Patrolman Keith Perry Patrolman Matthew Gardner As part of an on-going educational program being conducted by the Rehoboth Police Department for school aged children and their parents, there will be a school and community presentation

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Dighton-Rehoboth memorial Day Parade Planning is underway

2010 Memorial Day parade will be held in Dighton this year. The planning began Wednesday night February 3rd with a meeting of about 15 organizers at the Dighton Town Hall. Dighton’s veterans’ Service Officer Robert “Woody” Wood, assisted by the Rehoboth Veterans’ Service Officer, Bill Saunders, have started the planning. Meetings (will be held) the first Wednesday of each month at :30 P.M. at the Dighton Town Hall. The parade is scheduled for Monday May 31st with a tentative start time of 10:00 A.M. Any volunteer individual or group that would like to help in the planning is invited to attend the monthly meetings. Letters will be going out to all of last year’s participants. The 2009 parade was held in Rehoboth with the largest number of participants and the largest crowd ever seen. According to Mr. Wood, 2010 will be even bigger! Groups that where committed elsewhere last year, have already planned to be in Dighton for the Dighton-Rehoboth Memorial Day Parade. Any group looking to participate in the Memorial Day Parade on May 31st, may contact either Rehoboth or Dighton Town Hall and ask for the Veterans’ Service Office. Several dedications are planned on days leading up to Memorial Day 2010. American Legion Post 302, Rehoboth plans to add to its Cenotaph on Danforth Street with a planned dedication ceremony for Saturday, May 29th.


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Boy Scouts of America Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary Narragansett Council Creates Website to Showcase Local Eagle Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100 year Anniversary in 2010. In honor of its Scouts, the Narrgansett Council has created to showcase outstanding Eagle Scouts from across Southern New England, who tell their individual project and Scouting stories. The site will eventually showcase 100 Eagle Scouts from the Narragansett Council using video, photographs and text. Each week, the site will grow to include a few more Scouts and their stories until it reaches 100 by the end of the year. On, Scouts describe their Eagle projects, discuss highlights from their Scouting experience and explain what it has meant to them. Each tells why he believes Scouting is still INC. important to their communities and the nation after 100 years. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting. Na250 S. Main Street tionally, only four percent of Boy Scouts reach the rank of Eagle e Attleboro, MA y MA RS#381 Scout.




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The Rehoboth Animal Shelter

The Rehoboth Animal Shelter still has animals needing homes. The two pictured this month are both orange and white. The mostly white one is a male and the mostly orange one is a declawed female. It is especially sad to find declawed cats as strays; they have no defenses against other animals and should always be kept safely indoors. For more information about these or other adoptable animals, please call the shelter at 508-252-521.


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Events & Activities It’s That Time Again!!!

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Rehoboth Roadside Cleanup

Groups, organizations and residents are invited to “adopt” a town road and pick up any litter that is marring our beautiful landscape! You can help by picking up RBA bags, selecting a section of road, and pick the trash there. Please bring an automobile with you, station it at the side of the road and work in front of the automobile for added safety. After you have completed cleaning up any roadside, please tie the bag closed and you may leave it there at roadside. Call Brian Dufrane (774.930.9164) or Tim Johnson from Propane Plus (508.252.3359) and a truck will come and pick up the bags in the locations you designate. (Remember, wear long sleeves and gloves). Official bags have an RBA tag attached to them and only these will be accepted for roadside pickup. No household items or trash will be accepted. Bags will be available starting April 1. Official bags may be obtained at the following locations during normal working hours: Rehoboth Board of Health – 148R Peck Street Rehoboth Transfer Station Blanding Public Library – Bay State Road Anawan Beer & Wine – 242 Anawan Street (Route 118) Bristol County Savings Bank – 257 Winthrop Street (Route 44) Also note the RBA has recruited the assistance of the sheriff’s department. Road crews will be picking up trash along Winthrop Street (Route 44). Do not pick up trash along Route 44. Thank you in advance for all your help.

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Please be courteous – don’t cut in line and don’t save seats. Auctioneer: Dave Nicholson

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American Legion Auxiliary Annual Old Fashioned Penny Social

The Seekonk American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 311 will hold their annual Penny Social on Saturday, April 1th at the American Legion Post at 351 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA. The doors open at 5 p.m., with the Penny Social and Raffles starting at  P.M. Admission is free. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. Proceeds will help the Auxiliary to continue their programs that benefit Veterans, their families and our local community. Please call Kathy at 01-3-891 with any questions.

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The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School chapter of Citizens Scholarship Foundation is seeking antiques dealers for its spring fundraiser. Saturday, April 2th, CSF will hold an Antiques Show and Sale at the High School to raise money for college scholarships for 2010 graduating seniors. Antiques dealers from all over New England are being recruited to display and sell their treasures. Applications are now available. Vendors will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Contact: Charlotte, the coordinator for this event at dwightandnemo@ or (508) 339-5921.


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* FREE * On Sunday evening, March 21, from  to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 12 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The March 21 will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at  p.m. For information, call Bob Elliott at 508-9-55 or Judith Schrier at 01-51-55, or you can email Paul Wilde at http://www.

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Sustainable Living: One House at a time

Sustainable Seekonk, Newman YMCA, and the Seekonk Community Garden are presenting a program on Thursday, March 18 on “Sustainable Living: One House at a Time.” The program will be held at the Seekonk Public Library, 10 Newman Avenue, beginning at :30 P.M., and is free and open to the public. Cindy Saksena, a homeowner in Warren, RI, will give a slide show chronicling the retrofit of her 190s 2-story ranch into a model solar home. Her house now features a solar hot water system, solar photovoltaics, solar collectors, passive solar, and “solatube” lighting. She has ground-mounted solar panels in her back yard. Solar energy supplies the radiant heat in Saksena’s floors, heats her hot water, and runs her washing machine and dryer. She complements her use of renewable energy with rain barrels for water conservation and diligent recycling. Saksena, a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, has given workshops at the Apeiron Sustainable Living Festival and the Rhode Island Interfaith Power & Light annual conference. She served on Citizens for Renewable Energy in Warren. Her house has been on the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s National Solar Homes Tour for 3 years and produces more electricity than it uses. For more information about the March 18th event, call (508) 33-359.

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Rehoboth:  Acres of Approved Buildable Land. Duplex Corner Lot for InLaw, Single or Two Family. $139,900 Linda Julian 401-714-6363

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A Ham and Bean Supper will be held on April 1, 2010 at 5:00 at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, 55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. Tickets are $8.00/person. It is being sponsored by The Best is Yet to Come. Proceeds to benefit local charities. For tickets call Lorraine Botts 508 252593 or the Senior Center 508 252-332.

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It’s that time of year when we as a town show our immense appreciation to the Rehoboth Call Firefighters for their dedication to us and to the safety of our families. The 39th Annual Firemen’s Ball will be held on March 2, 2010, and we would be honored to have you attend the ball to show your support and have a fun-filled night with the Department and fellow residents. If you are interested in attending please contact Ken at 0139-0333 for tickets and information. We would love to have you there. The Association sincerely thanks you for your anticipated support! Very truly yours, Lt. Ken Marcotrigiano and Mark Johnson, Co-Chairmen

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Sponsor: Lydia Costa Interiors, Rehoboth, MA On March 20, the Arts in the Village Concert Series welcomes the Mercury Piano Trio, which is making its debut in the series. The Mercury Trio members met at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee in 200. Trained at the top schools in the US and Europe, and each of them university music professors, their enjoyment of chamber music unites the group. The Trio’s members, cellist Natasha Farny, violinist Harvey Thurmer, and pianist Gary Hammond, will present a program that begins with Notturno, a one-movement work by Franz Schubert. Interlaced with beautiful harmonies and Viennese charm, this movement is a true “calm before the storm.” The following works display the monumental force of late Romanticism and French Impressionism. The Brahms C minor Trio, Op. 101 was written in 188 during a summer that the composer spent in Thun, Switzerland. Passionate and fervent, Op. 101 is a favorite among Brahmsian devotees. The Ravel Trio begins with a sinuous and elusive sweetness, inexorably drawing in the listener. Glimpses of Orientalism, complex rhythmic patterns, and breathtakingly long crescendos of sound are all enclosed in this treasure from Paris.

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Palmer River Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

What a fun night! The girls and their escorts were greeted at the door with a flower from Seekonk Floral Design, they enjoyed music from Original Music Machine and to capture that special moment had their picture taken by Hat Photo’s. Thank you to all for your generous refreshment donations.

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As in the past, with the excitement and energy of “March Madness” comes our own Palmer River anticipation of our spring MCAS. We are pleased to report that our third and fourth grade students have been well prepared for the academic challenges MCAS will present. While the formality of the testing can sometimes be anxiety provoking, we are confident that our students are academically fit. If you have a student that will be testing we remind you that punctuality is especially important on testing days as all of the children need to start their testing sessions at the same time. Take time to mark your own calendars at home and be prepared to honor bedtimes, prepare substantial breakfasts, and pack a healthy snack for the days events. Remind your child to do their very best work. While MCAS is certainly not the only measure of your child’s academic progress, we want your child’s scores to best reflect his or her own strengths and weaknesses.

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I think that we should spend the $2,000 on stage lights, chairs, and a director so we can have school plays. Most people in our school enjoy acting or watching people perform. It is a great way to express yourself or tell a story. We could have the play in the cafeteria. You can sell popcorn, candy, and other treats. We can put up posters and send home notices. I hope you pick this idea! Sincerely, Brenna Guay We look forward to seeing this idea develop into a “Palmer River Production” and we will keep you posted as things take shape.

How many more Weeks?

If you are anything like me, the thought of spring just around the corner is envigorating. As we patiently fold and unfold our umbrellas, Let the work of one of our fourth grade students, Charlie Pike, bring you to appreciate Spring through new eyes. ...Pamler River news continues on next page

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In celebration of, and cultural education about St. Patrick’s Day, Trish NíGabhain (pronounced “NeeGowan”) will present an Irish harp and guitar program on March 5th, 2010 for the students of Twin Oaks Farm Acorn Academy, at 12 Tremont St, Rehoboth, MA. The wire-strung Irish harp played the music of early Gaelic society in ancient Irish castles. For further information, please contact Wanda Hanson (508) 2525522

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By Charles Pike - Grade 4 Incredibly, you can enjoy sparkling snowstorms and scorching, charring heat waves in one season! I love Spring in ways such as the last snow and the first beach day. Spring is unique in ways such as blossoming trees and shrubbery, and my personal favorite, more adorable chicks! Spring means the fun of two opposing seasons flying straight for you! The last snow can be the absolute best. The weather is slightly warmer, making the snow sticky and pliable for making snowmen and snow sculptures! The wet snow easily allows you to make sturdy, defensive snow forts and offensive snowballs. You are able to make daring stunts for snowmobiles and sleds. Constructing structures and sculptures out of snow will be a piece of cake! The last snow makes Spring a blast! The first beach-worthy day of the year can be the hottest of the year! The last days of Spring are the hottest of the year, not even Summer can compete with them! Catch that wave, drench that bathing suit! If the water isn’t exciting enough, dig a watering hole. (If you didn’t bring a shovel, clamshells are good.) First, dig a hole away from the tide. Then, dig a canal from the ocean to the hole. Each wave brings in more water. Finally, sit in the hole and relax. A hot Spring day is a perfect beach day! In Spring, trees combust with blossoms. The color spreads over the landscape like jelly on bread. The dead-looking trees of Winter explode with color like shaken up soda bottles. Birds build nests in these giant bouquets. If you say Fall is your favorite season because it’s beautiful, get a load of Spring! My personal favorite of Spring are the chicks. These small avians have an irresistible charm of cuteness, so you can’t help but pet one. The young birds make a sweet peeping sound that’s almost as cute as their look and feel. With my spectacular petting technique, I can make a chick fall asleep in my hands. If you pet the same chick every day for at least 15 minutes a day, by the time it is mature it will not fear you. If you get attached to a chick, the feathered creature will still be cute to you when it ages. Spring just wouldn’t be Spring without chicks! Spring is the greatest season of the year. Baby animals are born and hatch, trees radiate with color, beautiful falls of glistening snow, blazing heat waves accompanied by beach days, Spring is the ultimate season of all four!!


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Students presently in Grade  will need an updated physical on file in the nurse's room as well as proof of a tetanus booster. These are requirements for entrance into Grade . The physical needs to have been done in the past year. Please send a copy of the physical and the immunization record to Mrs. Mondor, RN, school nurse. Also, if your child is considering trying out for baseball or softball, he/she will need an updated physical done in the past year with immunizations up to date. A note from the doctor stating that your child may try out is sufficient for try-outs only; if your child makes the team, an updated physical is needed or he/she will not be allowed to participate. These are the rules of the interscholastic school league.

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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education prohibits cell phones during MCAS testing. If your child brings a cell phone to school, please know that cell phones are not allowed in the testing environment and that lockers are not secure.

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Student teams from school districts throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod will participate in presenting their unique inventions at the Bridgewater State College Campus on Thursday, June 3, 2010. The convention will be held in the John J. Moakley Center from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This Convention is funded by Bridgewater State College with hopes to stimulate the interest of our young students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas. This is our sixth year of the Invention Convention and they expect about 25 teams to present there in June of 2010. The event is competitive and will be judged. Awards will be given at the end of the day. Please plan to join us so you can view the inventions these middle and high school students have worked so hard on through - out the school year. These are our future engineers and scientists. Beckwith Middle School is pleased to announce that the following students are on this year’s team: Alden Foelsche, Kira Hitz, Allan Boudreau-Fine, Brianne Achin, Edward Medeiros, and Lauren Farris. Team coach is Mrs. Angell

math meet

On January 29 the math team “Ciolfi’s Angles” traveled to Westport for the math meet and came in sixth out of nine teams. Members of the math team are: Brianne Achin, Anna Beliveau, Tasha Boger, Donovan Burtan, Aleigha Correia, Alden Foelsche, Kira Hitz, Zoe Karavolis, Courtney Liston, Ally Luongo, Sam Massoud, Matt Moschella, Elizabeth Oakley, Sam Rodrigues, Joe Tomellini, and Gaby Watson. The top scorers for our team were Joe Tomellini, Elizabeth Oakley and Sam Rodrigues. Ciolfi’s Angles practiced twice a week from the end of the fall until the meet on January 29. They looked awesome in their school-spirited, homemade T-shirts. The math team will soon meet again in preparation for the spring meet on April 30th. A special thanks to Mrs. Ciolfi for being such a great coach! Written by: Ally Luongo

Weather in Grade 5

On December 15th, the fifth grade was treated to a special appearance by Mark Searles, an on-air meteorologist for NBC 10. The students have been learning about weather and climate in their science classes. Mr. Searles spoke to the students about weather forecasting and asked the fifth graders many weather-related questions. The knowledge of the students was impressive!

2010 middle School Art Exhibit

This February, the Attleboro Arts Museum is showcasing middle school artists from the southeastern Massachusetts area. The 2010 Middle School Art Exhibit is an exciting event featuring the top middle school artists from thirteen different schools. Many of these outstanding works of art were create by some extremely talented Beckwith students. This year’s class of artists include: Lucy Maslen Grade , Jake Salera Grade , Hunter Fernandes Grade , Surrey

March 2010 The Reporter Houlker Grade , Gavin Turner Grade , Billy O'Gara Grade , Taylor Durand Grade , Emily Moran Grade , Alex Lakota Grade , Emma Maslen Grade , Julie Hass Grade , Samantha Massoud Grade 8, Ana Beliveau Grade 8, Ally Luongo Grade 8, Kira Hitz Grade 8, Rachelle Hyson Grade 8, Annie Mitchell Grade , Taylor Poirier Grade , Brandon Witter Grade , and Sophia Gregoire Grade . Please join us for this exciting event. The date is Saturday, February  at 1 p.m. at the Attleboro Arts Museum located at 8 Park Street in Attleboro. This event is free to the public and will run for two weeks.

Yard Sale Benefits Beckwith Art

The Beckwith Art Department was the lucky recipient of some hard work by three very ambitious and hard-working students. Ali Freitas, Shauna Childs, and Sarah Hirst, all th graders at Beckwith Middle School, organized and hosted a yard sale to help raise funds for their school’s art department. With budget crunches hitting some areas of education harder than others, these three students took it upon themselves to do whatever they could to make this school year as rewarding as possible. At the end of this one-day event, the students raised well over $00, which went back into their school. Supplies purchased through this fundraiser included much needed painting supplies, scratchboards, soft-cut stamping kits, pottery tools, and graphic design equipment. "It is unbelievable what these three girls accomplished," stated Mr. Jeff Collard, art teacher at Beckwith Middle School. "Without any prompting or suggesting, these students worked selflessly to help out every single student that attends the middle school by raising this money." Some of the materials purchased from the proceeds of this fundraiser were used to create student art work being shown at this year’s "Middle School Art exhibit" being held at the Attleboro Arts Museum February  - 20.

Spirit Week march 15-19

D.L. Beckwith Student Council has been busy planning events for the upcoming months. One of the biggest events for students is Spirit Week. It's a full week when the students show their spirit for our school. Below is a list of the schedule for the week. If any student has any questions, they should see their homeroom representatives or the advisors Mr. Patrick or Mrs. Jerauld. March 12 - Kick-off Dance: T-shirts and other prizes will be given away. March 15-19 - Monday - Superhero or Movie Character Day: Dress-up as your favorite Superhero or Movie Character Tuesday - Twin Day: Dress like a friend Wednesday - St. Patrick's/sunglasses day: Wear green and your coolest sunglasses Thursday - Blue & White day: Support the home team and wear Blue & White (Faculty Game after school until :15 p.m. - Tickets will be on sale during morning homeroom Monday - Wednesday the cost is $3 per ticket) Friday - Class Color Day: Wear your class color - 8th – Red, th – Green, th – Pink, 5th – Purple. T-shirts in your class color are available to order for $.00 no later than February 2.


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Things got Ugly

On January 29 things got really ugly at Beckwith. Student Council organized Ugly Sweater Day to raise money for the victims of Thanks to the most recent advances inthe laser dentistry, manyWedental procedures earthquake in Haiti. were able to raise $627.46. We would like to thank everyone can now be completed without the need for anesthetics, vibration or the who participated and donated to this worthy disconcerting whine of the dental drill.cause. Dr. Alan Merchanthouse employs just

OneCall Now

We are very excited to be launching our new automated calling system (OneCall Now). This system is used very effectively to communicate with parents in many neighboring districts, and we are almost ready to utilize this great tool here. Over the next month or so, we will be testing the system. Our intention is the automated call goes to Casual Days such technology in a relaxing country setting inFebruary Rehoboth. For the highest This month's collections will go to Women’s primary numbers, and not emergency conquality dental care – furnished by a highly trained and friendly staff of dental Heart Health. We have a variety of pins, hearts tacts (in case this is a neighbor or relative or dresses, available in the school professionals – call (508) 252-6121 to schedule your appointment with store for who may not want to get a school cancelthose interested. Last year we collected over lation message very early in the morning). Dr. Alan Merchanthouse. $300 just selling pins! Just to let you know, next Once we send a test message, we will follow month will be for the Ronald McDonald house to this up with an email and notice letting you know that we have sent the test message. families who have children with cancer. ● ● Laser Dentistry ● Dental Implants Cosmetichelp Dentistry If you have any changes that you would ● Bonding ● Comprehensive Care ● Emergency Treatment like made or do not receive the call, please contact Mrs. Vincelette in our main office. Thanks in advance for your support and help as we work through any "bumps" in the implementation.

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Principal’s Coffee

A principal’s coffee will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. We will have a guest speaker, Mr. John Reis, founder and president of P.A.V.E. (Partnership to Address Violence through Education). He is a retired Lieutenant from the Providence Police Department. His presentation is called “Sticks and Stones – A Look at Bullying.” He will also present assemblies for students during the day on March 18th.

Mark your Calendar!

Beckwith’s production of “Grease” opens April 30 and runs through May 2 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m. and Sunday's performance at 4 p.m.

Pearls of Wisdom

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

ACE Program

Registration forms for the spring session of the ACE Program have recently been sent home with students. Activities will start after February vacation unless otherwise noted.

Sticks and Stones – A Look at Bullying

On March 24 there will be school and community presentations, courtesy of the Rehoboth Police Department, which will address bullying, what is it, why it is so harmful, and what can be done to stop it. The public is invited to attend the evening presentation (at the Principal’s Coffee) on March 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Beckwith cafeteria. The presenter, John Reis, speaks both regionally and nationally on this topic and consults various groups including National Crime Prevention Council and the Department of Justice.

Beckwith Website

Please check out our website periodically for updates and memos.

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Scholarship Available

Bristol Toyota and the DR class of 19 have a scholarship available to a vocational student interested in further his/her education in the construction trades. The application is available from the director of the vocational school. Charlotte Scozzafava, Member of DR Graduating Class of 19

The Dighton Rehoboth marching Band

The Dighton Rehoboth Marching Band is working hard to raise money for a trip to Disney World in June of 2010 where the students will perform in the Main St. USA Parade. If you would like to help, please contact them at

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Antiques vendors Sought for D/R Fundraiser

[Rehoboth] - The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School chapter of Citizens Scholarship Foundation is seeking antiques dealers for its spring fundraiser. Saturday, April 2th, CSF will hold an Antiques Show and Sale at the High School to raise money for college scholarships for 2010 graduating seniors. Antiques dealers from all over New England are being recruited to display and sell their treasures. Applications are now available. Vendors will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Contact: Charlotte Scozzafava, the coordinator for this event at or (508) 339-5921.

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[Rehoboth] The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School chapter of Citizens Scholarship Foundation is seeking antiques dealers for its spring fundraiser. Saturday, April 2th, CSF will hold an Antiques Show and Sale at the High School to raise money for college scholarships for 2010 graduating seniors. Antiques dealers from all over New England are being recruited to display and sell their treasures. Applications are now available. Vendors will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Contact: Charlotte, the coordinator for this event at or (508) 339-5921.

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Substitute nurses needed!

We are looking for registered nurses to apply to substitute in our school district. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Mrs. Kimberly LaCroix at 508ュ252ュ5000, X146. Thank you for your assistance.

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*From the Editor*

The Reporter continues to provide local news to the public for free. We love to get as much news to you as possible. Unfortunately, due to lack of space in our paper, we cannot run honor roll lists for all the schools. On a level of fairness, we cannot run one school and not another. We hope you continue to send us your news and enjoy our paper!

If your son/daughter is interested in applying for a CSF scholarship he or she must participate in the doorュtoュdoor drive. Please have Sign ups will be held in school the first two weeks of March. If your child is interested in being a CSF captain, he/she should contact his/her guidance counselor immediately. We will be meeting with the seniors on Friday, March 5 to discuss the details of the campaign.

Reminder regarding free/reduced lunch

The current economic crisis obviously takes its toll on people in a number of different ways. If your family has undergone a change in income because of the ongoing economic crisis, your student(s) may be eligible for free or reduced lunch. Forms are available both online and in the high school office. Also, keep in mind that free and reduced lunch forms may qualify students for a number of benefits, including a reduction or exemption from many college application fees. A common concern voiced by students is that other students will know who is receiving a free or reduced lunch; because of the individual PIN system used in the cafeteria, students simply input a PIN numPage 3 of 4 long the line, without any indication to their peers of being on free/reduced lunch. (Often times, peer pressure is the greatest reason for students not providing us with these forms!) ALSO: Donations are still accepted for Kleenex, hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes. Feel free to bring any of those items to the office!


Please plug the following dates into your calendars especially parents of sophomores! As the date for tests get closer, it becomes even more important to monitor the amount of sleep and proper diet for all our students who will be testing. We will be meeting with all the classes to detail some strategies to help test success, including tips from our department chairs and the school nurse.

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Seniors in their final semester: help them they stay the course!

Springtime brings the return of many things we love in New England. Flowers

March 2010 The Reporter bloom, animals come out of hibernation, the trees have leaves. And, of course, ュ enioritis sets in. Unfortunately, with rising standards at many colleges and universities, as well as at our own high school, students can ill afford to shut down their collective academic capacities. Often times students develop weak academic approaches as seniors that then carry over to college; and with seats at many schools filling up and costs rising, some students simply do not make it because they cannot retrain the bad habits of high school senioritis. Also, keep in mind that students in their senior year at Dighton-Rehoboth are required to fulfill a minimum of 1.50 credits after any credit reductions subtracted due to attendance have taken place, in addition to the graduation requirements outlined on pages 18-19 of the Student-Parent Handbook. Finally, participation in graduation is a privilege, not a requirement. Students may be denied participation in graduation when personal conduct or failure to meet obligations so warrants. Obligations include payment for any books, equipment or supplies assigned to the student, including athletic uniforms, and payment for cap and gown rentals and any other disciplinary obligation owed the school.

Fundraising Events Planned

The Gridiron Club Clamboil will be held on March 2, 2010. The doors open at :00 and dinner is served at :00. Tickets are $25 per person for AllYou-Can Eat. For tickets and information, contact: Chris Whitmore (508)9-15 Jen Michael ()-50 Michelle Renaud 508-252-99 Also, the Band Boosters are planning an Antique Appraisal, to be held from 10-2:30 in the school cafeteria on Saturday, February 2.



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March 2nd - PTO Meeting - :30 - Library March 8-12 - Fathers’ Reading Week March 12th - Sweetheart Dance - :00-9:00 (pictures at 5:30pm) March 22nd - Blood Drive 3:00 - :00 p.m. April th - PTO Meeting - :30 p.m. - Library

Seekonk Public Schools 2010 Preschool Screening As part of the Child Find process, the Seekonk Public School

Department will be conducting preschool screening for children who will be turning 3 or  years old on or before August 31, 2010 who are residents of Seekonk. A developmental, social skills, and speech and language screening will take approximately one hour and will be held at the George R. Martin Elementary School. Screenings will take place on March 2th, and March 31st. For a child to be eligible to participate in the Martin School Integrated Preschool program, the child must take part in the screening. The Integrated Preschool has a limited number of available spaces, and participation is based on a lottery drawn from the application packets of children who have been screened. All children chosen must be toilet-trained.

Classes meet for 2 ½ hours a day.

The four day morning class is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. The five day program is Monday - Friday from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Transportation is provided by parents. To receive an application, schedule an appointment or request further information, please call Jean Pezzullo in the Special Services Office at 508-399-510 x 1110. Complete application packets must be returned to the Special Services Office at 25 Water Lane, before March 1, 2010.

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Students at Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro sing a carol during the school’s annual Christmas program in December. GBCA students will also perform during the school’s fundraising Spaghetti Supper programs on Thursday, March 18, and Thursday, March 25, at the school located at 1000 Oak Hill Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Grace Baptist Christian Academy)

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ATTLEBORO – Grace Baptist Christian Academy will hold two fundraising Spaghetti Dinners in March to raise funds to expand its award-winning music program for school students. According to Pastor Jeffrey Bailey, GBCA’s principal, Spaghetti Dinners will be held Thursday, March 18, and Thursday, March 25, from  to 8 p.m. at the school located at 1000 Oak Hill Avenue in Attleboro. Tickets will be $8 for adults and teenagers and $ for children of ages 12 years and younger and reservations must be made in advance by contacting the school at 508-222-85. Salad, spaghetti and meatballs, bread, beverages and desserts will be served during the meal, prepared by school representatives and students. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by GBCA students. According to Pastor Bailey, all proceeds raised through the Spaghetti Dinners will be used to purchase additional equipment and supplies for GBCA’s music program, which has produced countless Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools champions (in both singing and instrument-playing) during the past nine years. GBCA music students have also qualified on numerous occasions to compete in the annual National Fine Arts Competition sponsored by the American Association of Christian Schools. Grace Baptist Christian Academy is a coeducational school servicing students from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The school boasts a rigorous classical Christian education; a low teacher-to-student ratio; a safe, nurturing and disciplined learning environment; reasonable tuition rates; and several extracurricular and interscholastic athletic programs.

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Local Rabbit Rescue Group Offers Free Educational Seminar for the Public

Thinking about adopting a companion rabbit? Or do you already have a bunny but would like to make him a bigger part of the family? Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue can help. The non-profit, Rhode Island shelter will run a free educational seminar for current and/or potential rabbit owners on Saturday, March 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island SPCA in Riverside. Rabbit-savvy experts will demonstrate proper lifting and handling, diet, and housing options. Topics include bunny behavior, nail-trimming techniques, and litter box training. Attendance is free, but donations to the shelter are gratefully accepted. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please, no children under 13 and do not bring your rabbits. Questions? Call 01-23-130. Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue, Inc. was founded in 2002 and takes in 200 rabbits relinquished to shelters each year. Over the past eight years, the non-profit shelter has found homes for more than 1,000 rabbits. To read more about Sweet Binks and see adoptable rabbits on the web, go to Just the facts: What: A free educational seminar about living with companion rabbits, presented by Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Where: The Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915 For More Information: Call 401-623-1340 or visit

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Did you know that 1 in every 50 children in the U.S will go to sleep without a home this year? Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties. If you have an extra 2 hours a week and a desire to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful children, then we have the volunteer opportunity for you! A six month commitment is required. Attendance at one of our training sessions is mandatory. Upcoming trainings: March th in Bourne and March 30th and 31st in Boston. Sign up today! Contact our office at (508) 999-95 or at for more information and an application, or fill one out online at www.

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In our effort to help the people of Haiti and the devastation of the recent earthquake, we at Memorial Baptist Church have organized a disaster relief fund. Many want to help but don’t know how and where! We are receiving donations in the form of cash and checks from church members and the wider local community. The funds will be divided between Doctors without Borders, the American Red Cross and Partners in Health. Donations can be dropped off directly at the church office or mailed directly to: Memorial Baptist Church, 30 Church Avenue, Seekonk, MA 021 Checks should be made out to MBC (memo line: c/o Haitian Relief Fund). All donations are tax deductible, receipts available upon request. Thank you. Sincerely, Pastor Del & the The Mission Board, Memorial Baptist Church. 340 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 0277. (508)761-5142,

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Dennis and Susan Kochanek of Seekonk, Massachusetts would like to announce that their daughter, Dawn Marie Kochanek a graduate of Seekonk High School class of 199, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the City University of New York. She was awarded the Doctorate degree in February of 2010 with her research focused on neuronal regeneration after spinal cord injury. Dr. Kochanek received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001. She was awarded a Master’s of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics from New York University in 2005. In 200, she received a Master’s of Philosophy in Molecular Neurobiology from the City University of New York. In 2008 she was invited as a guest researcher to study Oncology at the Università degli Studi di Palermo in Palermo, Italy. Dr. Kochanek has been the recipient of various scholarships including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of C hild Health & Human Development (NICHD) Scholarship in 2009. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University where she is researching Neuro-Oncology.

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Rehoboth Police Officer William Walker Retired

Rehoboth Police Officer William Walker retired on December 29, 2009 after 23 years on the Rehoboth Police Department. Officer Walker began his career on December 29, 198 with the Rehoboth Police Department. Officer Walker received numerous commendations throughout his career for his outstanding police work having served as both a Patrolman and a Detective. On Saturday February 2, 2010, Officer Walker was honored at a retirement party at the American Legion Post on Bay State Road in Rehoboth. Family, friends and co-workers shared memories of Officer Walker’s career and wished him well in his retirement. Senator James E. Timility presented Officer Walker with a citation on behalf of the Senate. Other notable recognitions were given by Chairman of the Board of Selectman Skip Vadnais and Chief Stephen Enos for years of service and dedication to the Town of Rehoboth. MassCop Area Vice-President Sgt. James Medeiros and Sgt. Richard Shailor a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #10 presented Officer Walker with awards from their respective organizations. Lastly, Officer Walker was presented with a custom-made “Rehoboth Police” fishing pole by his brother and sister officers from the Rehoboth Police Department.

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Rep. D’Amico’s office hours in Seekonk and Rehoboth for March and April will be: Monday, March 1st: Seekonk Library 410 Newman Ave. 6:30-7:30 P.M. Monday, March 8th: Rehoboth’s Blanding Library 124 Bay State Rd. 6:30-7:30 P.M.

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Monday, April 5th: Seekonk Library 410 Newman Ave. 6:30-7:30 P.M. Monday, April 12th: Rehoboth’s Blanding Library 124 Bay State Rd. 6:30-7:30 P.M.

Senator Timilty Visits Local Schools

Timilty Makes Easter Seals Donation, Friendly’s Offers Free Ice Cream. On Friday, February 12, Senator Jim Timilty visited a number of elementary schools throughout the district to hand out Valentine cards to students. These Valentine cards, which were given to Senator Timilty for making a donation to the Easter Seals Disability Service, were part of the Cones for Kids Campaign. This program is supported by Friendly Ice Cream, a long time corporate sponsor of Easter Seals, which provides Valentine cards that are redeemable for a children’s ice cream cone at Friendly’s restaurant location. “This event provides an excellent opportunity to promote and support a wonderful foundation, Easter Seals Disability Services, while talking to the children about the importance of service and caring for others,” Timilty stated. Senator Timilty wanted to stress the importance of charity to the children, and noted that many of the children in the district came together to make generous donations to the relief effort in Haiti. For any additional information about the Cones for Kids Campaign, Senator Timilty urges constituents to contact his office at 617-722-1222.

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The Newman YMCA in Seekonk Massachusetts is the recipient of a $17,000.00 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, to aid it in its plan to open a center of excellence for the physically challenged. The money will be combined with another grant from the Bristol County Savings Bank to purchase specialty equipment to add to their Wellness Center. One of the machines that will be purchased is a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike, from Restorative Therapies, which as been shown to help individuals with Paralysis due to Paraplegia, Quadriplegia and stroke. Recent studies have also shown this therapy to help MS patients. The Newman YMCA is the only membership based facility within a 40 mile radius to offer this particular therapy. The Newman YMCA is also a member of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) and as such is committed in its mission to facilitate the lives of all individuals regardless of physical challenges. The Newman YMCA services communities in Seekonk, Rehoboth and East Providence, the building facilities are all ground level, fully handicap accessible and the front entrance as well as the Wellness Center entrance is equipped with automatic doors. The pool is equipped with a chair lift for those wishing to benefit from aqua therapy.

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Some people ask, How can I become a Lion? Persons interested in joining should contact a Lion. Health and Welfare News! We gave 4 pick-up loads of walkers, crutches, canes, commodes and wheelchairs to the Cardi’s collection for Haiti Friday FEB. 22. Rehoboth Lions Tenth Annual Citizen’s Recognition Night Banquet – is May 12. (Nomination forms were in the Feb. Reporter.) These awards are open to those who live and/or work in Rehoboth, including all D-R Staff. Award recipients will be chosen by March 22, 2010 and notified by April 5, 2010. Please direct any questions to: Russell Latham, Chairman, 252-4272 Please Return All Nominations Before Saturday, March 20, 2010. March 10, Clam Boil @ Seekonk Gun Club March 17 – Board of Directors’ Meeting @ Lenny’s Office March 23 - Meeting a Tuesday @ KP Diner MARCH 28 - Bowling! – District 33S Spring Bowling Tourney - For Eye Research. April 14 – Regular Meeting @ Crestwood C.C. April 21 – Clam Boil @ Seekonk Gun Club – and Board of Dir. Mtg. April 28 – Program Meeting @ Uncle Ed’s Norton Restaurant May 12 – Rehoboth Citizens’ Recognition Night @ Venus De Milo May 19 – Clam Boil @ Seekonk Gun Club – and Board of Dir. Mtg. May 27 – A Thursday - Autumns Catering @ Legion Hall June 6 - Annual Chet Monroe Chix BBQ Golf - September 18, 2010 1 p.m.- Crestwood

The New England Antique Tractor and Truck Association

The New England Antique Tractor and Truck Association held a successful 4th Annual Ham and Bean Supper in February with 150 members and friends in attendance. At the February members meeting, Peter O’Lien of CE Beckman Co. of New Bedford, MA spoke on various changes in oil specifications, with special attention given to trucks and antique tractors. The next regular meeting will be held on March 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Francis Farm. Changes in the by-laws will be voted on, and nominations will be taken for officers for April 2010 through March 2011. Membership renewals are due and can be paid at the meeting. Dues include membership in two clubs, NEATTA and EDGE & TA, and also carry liability insurance. Anyone participating in club events will need to become a member in good standing. Plans will be finalized for the upcoming Swap Meet, Tractor and Truck Show and Tractor Pull on April 24 and 25 at Francis Farm. Call Jerry or Bev at 508 222-7109 to reserve a space to sell your goods.


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by Bernie DeRoche (252-4592) The Rehoboth Anawan Lions have been very busy with events through the year and setting up for the rest of the Lionistic year, which ends on June 30th. Many of our members attended the Mid Winter Convention in January and a good time was had by all and functions were attended that were very interesting. At the end of January we had our Calendar Dance. It turned out to be a great success, and for that we would like to “Thank All” who supported our event. Each table was decorated for the month they had – it was amazing to walk into the room and look around at the elaborate decorations and themes galore. At our next meeting at the Hillside C.C. we will be having our District Governor Ray Hebert making his official visit to our club. He usually brings greetings from the International Lions and gives us updates at to what is going on in the District and any other news he may have for us.

“Ladies Luncheon with Laughter” may 2, 2010 at noontime at Hillside C.C.

So be sure and keep the date open – tickets are available and are $28 each. Our entertainment will be Mary Ellen Rinaldi who is a fantastic comedienne. Anyone who was at the Mid Winter saw her and was very impressed. She kept us laughing!!! I’m sure you will enjoy her. For tickets call Trudy Smith at 508-252-98. Our nominating committee has been very busy getting together another slate of officers. They will begin their year on July 1, 2010, and serve through June 30, 2011. More info to come. Other events to watch for more info on include a Foxwoods Trip as well as our Yard Sale on June 12 and 13. We have been collecting good, useable items so watch for the time and place where it will be and we’ll see you there. Also our Bake Sale at the Bristol County Bank will be the day before Easter! See you there! On behalf of the Rehoboth Anawan Lions, I would like to “Thank” each and everyone who has supported all our events, because without that support we would not have been as successful as we’ve been. Remember our motto: “We Serve” and indeed we do. See you next month.

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March Book Party and April Fiction Workshop At Writers’ Circle

The public is invited to celebrate The Writers’ Circle 2010 Anthology, Sunday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Borders Books in the Providence Place Mall, Providence, RI. The program is free and open to the public. The event features key note speaker, author Jon Land, live music, café refreshments, book sales, the authors’ table, readings of poetry and short fiction, and a photo exhibit. Drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are featured in the anthology, which celebrates the Circle’s seventeenth year. Authors featured in the book are: Bob Colonna, Robert Levinson, Jon Land, Susan Bergeron, Dorothy Clark, Charles Greaves, David Howard, Ashley O’Brien, Sally Sanford, Marcia Taylor, Charles Whitin, Mike Fink, Nellie Fagen, Robert Mariani, James Marlow, Celest Martin, Patricia Pierannunzi, Martha Collins, Carol Anderheggen, Nancy Brown, Tom Chandler, Jack Coulehan, Lisa Christine, Diane Dolphin, Silent Lotus, Lawrence Krips, Michael Mack, Brett Rutherford, Michael Sheff, Lisa Starr, Christopher Stewart, and Heather Sullivan. To order a book for $21.50 or to reserve a chair for the event, call 401-461-6691 or email Starting April 7, Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Writers’ Circle will conduct a 10 week Flash Fiction workshop with author and editor, David Howard, at 1087 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI. The workshop is by invitation, only. Applicants should send a 5 page sample of their writing, along with a cover letter, stating all contact information, and reasons for wanting to participate. Deadline to apply is April 2. For more information go to, 401-461-6691, or e-mail Flash fiction is a rapidly growing genre and one with many new publishing opportunities. The ten week workshop in Flash Fiction will provide a useful model for writers to use in creating their own short story under 1,000 words. The workshop will include some examples of the genre, creating a flash fiction plot and characters, guidelines for writing, editing the story, linking a series of stories, marketing your work. Each participant will complete a 500 word story as part of the workshop, and receive a critique of that story as well as a list of flash fiction markets to consider. Facilitator David Howard has directed many fiction workshops and has a thirty year history as an editor and published author. The Circle’s National Flash Fiction Contest is still open. Deadline for submission is June 10, 2010. First place wins $500 dollars and publication. Artistic Merit Nominees will also be listed and published. Winners announced August 2010. For guidelines, see web page at or The final judge is Dr. Randal Albers, Chair of the fiction writing department, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.

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I got home from Florida vacation in time for the Feb 23 meeting; Fun and games. It was a Short meeting due to the messy weather. Our March 9, 2010 meeting is our 112th Anniversary. Hope to see lots of members and friends there. Past Masters are to fill the chairs. Bay State Pomona will visit and a musical group - Heart and Soul will entertain. It is an open meeting so all are welcome. The March 23 meeting is Health and Safety night. Come get tips for a healthy life. Blood pressure checks will be offered. All meetings are at 7:30 P.M. A penny sale will be had for the Heifer Project International as the one scheduled for Feb 23rd was not held. We have a National Grange Legislative Action Alert. re: H. R. 3524, The Family Farm Preservation and Conservation Estate Tax Act which excludes farm assets from estate taxes for as long as the property remains as a family agricultural operation. They are encouraging us to urge our U. S. Representative to support this bill. It should keep hard working farmers, ranchers and foresters who pass their operations on to future generations from having to pay estate taxes during these tough economic times. We were just notified that a 66 year member died on February 22, 2010. We will miss Dorothy Mae Goff. Don’t forget to send Scholarship applications to 59 Padelford Street, Berkley, MA.02779. Any questions please call 508-8224946.

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The Carpenter Museum... Sunday, March 28! World War II Tea Featuring Letters Home from Veterans Throughout History

Stop by the museum from 1 to 4pm and join us as we sip tea and enjoy the “Letters Home” Exhibit. It’s all sponsored by the Blanding Library and Carpenter Museum. The event is free, but please call for reservations so that we can plan for food: 508-2523031. This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

Introducing Marie By Amanda Knox, Volunteer

If you’ve been to the museum lately you probably have seen one of our volunteers, Marie Sweeney. Marie has been a volunteer here for the last four years and loves every part of her job. Having grown up in New Bedford, she took an early interest in history. Three summers ago, after volunteering for an archeological dig in Dartmouth, she realized how much she loved working with historical artifacts. Marie has also volunteered at the Waterfront Historic Area League and the Akin House. When not pursuing her passion for history, Marie manages to find time to volunteer at her church and take college courses while raising two teenage boys. In 2007 she graduated from Bristol Community College with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She has since transferred to Bridgewater State and Regis Colleges where she is currently taking courses to get her bachelor’s degree in history. When she graduates, Marie would like to work at the New Bedford Whaling Museum or perhaps become the assistant director of another non-profit museum. Marie lives in Mansfield, where she has lived for the past twelve years with her husband Peter and her two sons Maxx who is 16-1/2 and Cameron who is 14. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get my master’s degree,” Marie says, “but I’m a lifelong learner. So after I get my bachelor’s I’m going to keep going to school.”

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Local veteran Jim Johnston (center) sent letters home while stationed in Korea. Come see our “Letters Home” exhibit featuring letters from many local veterans throughout history, March 28 through April and stop by on Sunday March 28, 1 to 4pm for our World War II Tea at the Carpenter Museum

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“Cooking on a Ration”

By: Amanda Knox World War II is remembered for many things, from women entering the workplace at home to the horror of the Nazi death camps overseas. However, if you ask people who lived during the war what they remember, many will tell you they vividly recall the rations of their everyday items, especially food. Great Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939 after Germany’s invasion of Poland just two days earlier. America decided to keep neutral until two years later, on December 8, 1941, when they declared war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now, not only would the U.S. be aiding the Allied forces but also their own troops. Rations were placed on nearly every good including typewriters, gasoline, coffee, sugar, and meat. Henry Wallace, the then Vice President of the United States, said: “Whether it be children, whether it be workers, whether it be soldiers, the first step toward a happy confident attitude is an abundant supply of the right kind of food. On a foundation of good food we can build almost anything. Without it we can build nothing.” The women were now forced to learn new ways of creating that foundation.

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While the United States was helping Great Britain and France before the attack on Pearl Harbor, everyone was free to buy and eat as much food as they wanted. But the tide changed in 1943 after the U.S. entered the war. Supplies began to dwindle as much of them were being sent to the troops, and by 1943 goods were limited. Posters were being printed to urge Americans to join the war effort and ration their goods. A gas mask, one poster explained, was made of 1.11 pounds of rubber, a life raft required 17 to 100 pounds of rubber, and a Scout Car needed 306 pounds of rubber. Another advocated for carpooling, as gasoline was rationed, and said “when you ride alone you ride with Hitler.” Naturally, words as powerful as these made civilians on the home front realize that rationing was their “duty” to support the troops. Ration books were handed out, ensuring that everyone was getting an equal amount of food and gas, among other items. Each book had a set of directions on the back explaining how the book was used and its importance. A final statement said, “Give your whole support to rationing and thereby conserve our vital goods. Be guided by the rule: ‘If you don’t need it, Don’t buy it!’” The war ended in 1945 but many disagree with when the rationing ended. Some say it ended in 1945, but others say it took two years after the war for the goods to be replenished.

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“Thrifty Cooking for Wartime”

Along with the emergence of posters and ration books were new cookbooks; after all, this had never happened before so the women needed new guidelines for wonderful cakes or hearty meals. Some cookbooks like the “United Nations Recipes for War Rationed Cooking” provided hints on how to make the ingredients go further. Meat, for example, was used for multiple meals throughout the week so to keep it fresh longer this book proposed that “meat can be kept in summer for a longer time if it is thoroughly rubbed with olive oil.” Other hints included how to double your butter and how to make whipped cream and suggested substitutions for ingredients. Many foods were made with carrots, like the Carrot Soufflé Ring with creamed sweetbreads, or potatoes, as represented by a recipe called “Potato Pudding,” because these vegetables could be grown in a personal garden. By the end of World War Two, and by the end of the required rationing, Americans, along with everyone else who was a member of the Allied forces, found new ways of “doing” when they had to “do without.” From carpooling to rationing and learning how to cook with those rations life had drastically changed for everyone. If you’ve heard of the American Girls you’ve heard of Molly who was a girl living on the home front. She often found her foods to be bland and anything but delicious and sometimes her mom would allow her an extra teaspoon of sugar on her meal. Presumably, many children and adults disliked their meals as they could not be as flavorful or large as they had been before but they made do. If you would like to try a wartime dessert here is a recipe for some chocolate cake that would have been eaten at the time… Enjoy!

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SPORTS UPDATE RYBSA Rehoboth Youth Baseball and Softball

Many people have been inquiring about our new baseball structure. The new structure is T-Ball, Single “A”, Double “A”, Triple “A” and Majors. Starting this season we have added an additional division between what was previously called the Farm and Minor levels. The additional division of Double “A” will eliminate the wide skill range that previously existed within each level. Double “A” will play by most of the same rules as Triple “A” and the Major Leagues. With players within each division much closer in ability, each team will be more competitive and each player will receive the appropriate coaching. The T-Ball and Single “A” divisions will continue to focus on rules, instruction and confidence building.

RYBSA Announces Baseball tryout Dates

The purpose of these tryouts is to assist coaches in drafting their teams. The goal of the league is to make the teams as balanced and competitive as possible. At each tryout, players will be evaluated on fielding, throwing, hitting and running. We can not call everybody so please continue to check the web site, email and Facebook for updates on the season, events and tryouts.

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Players with a last name A-K please arrive at :00pm and L-Z arrive at :30 p.m. The Triple “A” division will be dropping from  teams to , requiring that the division be totally re-drafted. Any player that would like to play in the Triple “A” division must tryout. (Bring glove, bat, and sneakers) Any player -11, that would like to be Considered for the AAA league draft should attend. If you are staying in “AA” you should attend the March 1th Skill Assessment only. Any player not attending the tryout may still request to be in AAA draft. In such cases, the player’s evaluation from last season will be used to judge his ability. If a player is already in AAA and does not want to move up to majors, he may remain in AAA. Please understand that a player may be on a different team, due to the division totally re-drafting. Double “A” And Single “A” Skill Assessment Wednesday – March 1th - -9 p.m. DR Gym Players with a last name A-K please arrive at :00 p.m. and L-Z arrive at :30 p.m. The purpose of this skills assessment is to place each player in the appropriate division. This assessment will also help to ensure that the talent is evenly distributed. (Bring glove, bat, and sneakers) Every player that has not attended one of the two previous tryouts should attend. If you would like to play T-Ball you DO NOT need to attend, you will be placed on a team.

RYBSA Softball Has Big Plans for Our Young Girls

In an effort to raise the level of play and enhance the enjoyment of the game for our softball players, RYBSA will launch a number of new activities which focus on teaching and reinforcing the fundamental skills of the game to our Farm and Junior level players. Pre-season batting and fielding clinics will be offered at the Beckwith Middle School on Tuesday evenings from March 9th through April th. Farm players, grades 1 and 2 will have the gym from pm to  p.m. Juniors, grades 3,, and 5 will run pm to 8 pm. Seniors,

grades , , and 8 will wrap it up from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you are registered to play for the 2010 season, don’t miss this opportunity to shake off the dust and get ready for opening day. Outdoor clinics focusing on specific skills such as sliding, bunting, stealing bases, will continue throughout the regular season. This year we to hope offer continual operation of the batting cages on weeknights for any player who wants to get in some extra swings. I have often heard it said that the season ends just when the good weather starts. This year RYBSA will take advantage of that good Summer/Fall weather and the availability of its fields to offer our younger girls additional opportunities for skill development and play. Stay posted. Also, please remember that RYBSA is an all volunteer organization. Expanded offerings will necessarily require more volunteers. As the requests for help go out, please consider giving a little of your time. It’s guaranteed to be fun.

it’s Never to Late to Sign up For t-Ball

Many of our younger first year players (T-Ball) are not in school yet and therefore do not receive the registration forms. Many of our first year players only hear about signups by word of mouth. For this reason we never charge a late fee for any first year players. You may sign up for T-Ball as long as you are currently  years old. Please visit our web site at to download the registration forms. Games begin in early April so please send your forms in soon.

Final month For The Logo Contest

We are down to the last few weeks. Please send your ideas and designs in. The winner will receive a $100 American Express gift certificate. Have some fun and be creative. We will be using the winning design on our new RYBSA apparel, the RYBSA web site and on all new signage. Please send all designs to The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2010.

Rehoboth Shockers Eight Rehoboth 6th grade girls have been Shocking their opponents with their tenacious defense on the basketball court. The Shockers record so far this season is 17-3. They recently won the Tiverton RI Tournament and the North Attleboro Killer B Tournament. Members of the team are: Kasey Charette, Caylie Cross, Julia Gervais, Haley Mitsmenn, Kylie D’Ambrosio, Taylor Poirier, Sam Carden and Annie Mitchell. The team is coached by Deb Charette and Tom D’Ambrosio.

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Sean turner Wins Bronze At the 2010 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships

Sixteen-year-old Sean Turner of Rehoboth went to the 2010 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships (February 12-15 in Memphis, TN) with a national rating of “C” that labeled him an “average” fencer. He didn’t feel average, and he didn’t fence that way. A spectacular performance at the tournament in Cadet Men’s Sabre (restricted to athletes aged 1 and under) earned him huge points in the national youth point standings and a national rating of “A” that acknowledged him to be, as he surely is, at the top of a very tough game. National ratings are awarded by the United States Fencing Association to athletes with successful tournament records. The “A” rating is the highest, “E” the lowest. The category of Cadet Men’s Sabre pitted against each (of the) other 12 ambitious, young athletes from all across America. Sean won a 3rd place bronze medal in the event, defeating not only nearly 10 other fencers, but also three of his own club teammates to reach the Junior Olympic podium. The National Junior Olympic Fencing Championships (JOs) is a prestigious, annual youth event that requires pre-qualification to earn a competitive spot. Qualifying tournaments take place locally with high-place finishers moving on to the national competition. Sean has participated in numerous qualifiers and has traveled to JOs before. The 2010 tournament was his most successful yet. Winning, however, is not new to Sean. He has claimed victory numerous times before in his rise to fencing prominence. Success at JOs, however, was particularly sweet as it gave his confidence and his national rating a huge boost only days before his 1th birthday on February 22nd.



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tri County Hockey Sets tryout Dates

The Tri County Saints youth hockey organization has set their tryout dates and times for the 2010-2011 season. The tryouts will take place from March 28th thru April 1th and are open to kids from Mites through Midgets. Online registration is required before tryouts, and registration is also open for the 20102011 House League (beginner league for kids 10 and under). For specific dates and times for your child’s age group tryout, please visit the Saints Website at

SiBL to Host First Round of National Competition

The Swansea Independent Baseball League has been selected to serve as a host organization for the first-round of the 2010 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Contest. According to President David Hadad, the SIBL will host a Local-level competition Saturday, May 1, at the Nike Site Playing Complex in Swansea. Boys and girls of ages  through 1 years will be eligible to participate free of charge for the opportunity to advance to higher levels of competition. Winners at the Local competition will advance to a Sectional competition a few weeks later and the opportunity to qualify for a Team Championship competition in June at Fenway Park in Boston. Team Championship victors will earn berths in the National Finals to be held July 12 through 1 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., in conjunction with festivities related to the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. According to Hadad, the Local competition at the Nike Site will be open to all local residents and will not be restricted to just SIBL registrants. Further information about the competition will be disclosed shortly.

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Seekonk Human Services Seekonk Human Services Staff *Center Hours *Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings at Town Hall By appointment only *Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 Noon Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 115

March 2010 Newsletter St. Patrick’s Day Party @ Seekonk Human Services A.M. Coffee March 10, 2010 @ 10:00 A.M.

Come join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Barney Mallon, who will serenade you with Irish songs and a sing a long. A delicious lunch of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots & dessert will be served for $2 after the entertainment. If you will be staying for lunch, please sign up by March 3rd at 508-336-8772.

April 14, 2010

Lunch: $2 Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veg. Time: 10:00 A.M. Speaker: Royal Travelers

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Join us for a delicious breakfast and a great group of women who get together once a month. No sign up is required and you are welcome to bring a friend with you. The cost is up to you– order off menu.

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Ramada Inn @ 8:30 a.m. Massachusetts State Senator James Timilty March 11, 2010

Senator Timilty will be the guest speaker at the men’s breakfast on March 11th. He is Chairman of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and ViceChairman of the Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development Committee. Senator Timilty is also a member of the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Revenue and Transportation Committees. This will be a good time to address any concerns you

Administrative Assistant Phyllis Corbitt ext. 112 Editor: Town Crier, Art Therapist Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 110 Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 114 (Monday – Wednesday mornings) Outreach Case Managers Jan Tabor, LPN ext. 111

Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Senior Aides Nancy Rodrigues Nancy Vine Loretta Ferreira Seekonk Human Services Executive Board Members Christine Allen Rene Andrews Anita Gendron Victoria Kinniburgh Anne Libby Lynne Neves Josephine Veader

Veronica Brickley, LPN BASOC ext. 117 (Monday, Wed, Friday) have. No registration is needed to attend. All ages are welcome. Breakfast costs $7.25 which includes tax, tip & coffee. April 8, 2010 Bonnie Ryvicker, CVNA “Managing Life’s Transitions”

Cardiac Prevention Clinic

March 17, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Seekonk Human Services hosts a monthly cardiac prevention clinic every month. We have 2 nurses from South Coast Hospital here who will take your blood pressure, check your cholesterol, BMI (Body Mass Index) and glucose. Test results will be available in 5 minutes and while you are waiting you can ask the nurse questions about any medicines you may be taking or any concerns you have. No appointment is necessary and it is first come, first served. Our community is very fortunate to have this Free service, which enables you to monitor your health each month.

Are You Having Trouble Reading Your Water Meter?

Any senior having difficulty reading their water meter may call the Seekonk Water District at 508-761-8170. They will give you an appointment to have someone to come out to your home to assist you. PITCH – “Hi Lo Jack” Seekonk Human Services Dates: March 3 & March 17 Time: 12:30 – 2:30

TRIAD Date: March 24, 2010 Time: 10:00 A.M.

Our speaker will be local attorney, Don McManus who will speak on Elder Law. Many topics of interest to seniors will be discussed, such as Medicaid rules, Estate Planning, Nursing Home Issues

and long term care insurance. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation and a delicious lunch of American Chop Suey will be served for $2. If you plan to stay for lunch, please sign up in advance by calling 508-336-8772.

United States Census 2010

Every year, the federal government can allocate more than $300 billion to states and communities based, in part, on census data. Census information guides funding decisions for important community facilities, such as schools, hospitals, child-care centers, and more. Census data can be used to write proposals for grants that benefit your organization/institution. Census data affects your voice in Congress as well as the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils and voting districts. The 2010 census is important. The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years. The census will show state population counts and determine representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Don’t forget to fill out your census questionnaire when it arrives at your household. Census workers also will visit households that do not return questionnaires.

Easter Party

“Elvis Presley Impersonation” March 31, 2010 Seekonk Human Services – 10:00 A.M.

Vic Solo, an Elvis Presley impersonator, will be here to entertain you. A wonderful program has been planned, so please sign up early as space is limited. Ladies! Don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnets and you could win a prize. A delicious lunch of ham, au gratin potatoes, vegetable & dessert will be served for $2. You must sign up at 508336-8772 if you plan to attend the party or the lunch or both.

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Massachusetts Tax Relief for Seniors Tax Return Appointments – Every Thursday

Beginning February 4th @ Town Hall The Circuit Breaker tax credit is a state income tax credit for certain Mass. Residents age 65 or older who paid rent or real estate taxes during the tax year. The credit is for senior homeowners and renters who meet income limits and eligibility requirements. The maximum credit for tax year 2009 is $960. What are the income limits? *Your total income cannot be greater than these limits for the 2009 tax year. $51,000 single $64,000 head of household $77,000 married filing jointly Total income includes some types of non-taxable income, such as social security, retirement, pensions and annuities, cash public assistance, tax-exempt interest and dividends, and certain other income. How do I apply? You must file a Massachusetts state income tax return to claim the Circuit Breaker Credit, whether or not you normally file a state tax return. You must include Schedule CB, Circuit Breaker Credit, with Form 1. A tax representative will be at the Town Hall starting February 4th to help you file the circuit breaker tax credit along with your Massachusetts income tax return. Appointments will be held every Thursday at the Town Hall between 9:00 – 11:00 beginning February 4th. Please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 to make an appointment. Please bring the following: 1. A copy of last year’s tax return 2. Water & sewer charges paid to the Town of Seekonk 3. Wages 4. Real estate tax bills Paid in 2009 5. Any 1099 Forms you may have 6. Any abatements or adjustments 7. Any 2009 Public assistance ie: fuel assistance or food stamps 8. Stimulus payments 9. Purchase of a car – tax credit

Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Registry of Motor Vehicles will no longer mail out the following materials to customers: • License renewal notices M a s s ID renewal notices An express branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles is open in Downtown Attleboro in the former post office building on Park Street. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 for license and registration renewals. The hope is that an Attleboro facility will reduce the long lines at the Taunton & Fall River offices. Check your license each year near your birthday to see if this is the year it expires. Renewal can also be done on line at www. You may call 1-800-8583926 for more information.


A representative from GATRA will be available on Wednesday, March 17th at Seekonk Human Services to take your photo. You Must Fill Out An Application And Make An Appointment by calling Stacey at GATRA at 1-508-222-6106 ext. 273. The representative will not be at Human Services if she doesn’t have any appointments. This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs a photo ID to get one in town, rather than travel to Taunton. The cost is only $3 and you will receive it in the mail within a couple of weeks.

Prescription Advantage

Are you having trouble affording the premiums, co-payments, or “donut hole” costs for your prescription drugs? Massachusetts has a state prescription assistance program called Prescription Advantage to help limited income seniors and low income disabled persons under 65 cover their prescription drugs. Membership in Prescription Advantage also entitles you to change your prescription drug plan once a year at any time of the year. To determine whether you are eligible for Prescription Advantage, call Seekonk Human Services and make an appointment with a SHINE counselor: (508) 336-8772. Passes: 10 – Ride Ticket… $10.00 You can purchase a GATRA ticket at Seekonk Human Services or you can pay cash on the van. Tickets cannot be purchased on the van. If you are homebound and need a ticket please call Human Services @ (508) 336-8772.

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Community Garden

The Seekonk Community Garden at The Common is a project of Seekonk Human


Services, in cooperation with the Seekonk Housing Authority. Last year, we had a successful first season. Our gardeners – both experienced and first timers – grew tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, peas, strawberries, lettuce, cabbages, eggplants, leeks, green beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and a variety of herbs. The garden is a way of adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your table, taking part in healthy physical activity, and socializing with neighbors. We plan to expand the garden this spring, adding more garden plots, a tool shed, compost bins, and a fence to keep out rabbits. If you’d like a garden plot, you need to apply by April 1. Spaces will be assigned by April 15. The fee is $10 (non-refundable). For an application or for more information, please call Priscilla at (508) 915-8013.

Seniors to Get the Royal Treatment at The Senior Spectacular

On Friday, April 23, 2010 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., area seniors and older adults are invited to attend the 2010 Senior Spectacular Event hosted by Representative Betty Poirier and area senior providers. This free event will take place at the Living Waters Conference Center located at 15 John Dietsch Boulevard in North Attleboro across form Shaw’s Supermarket at the Triboro Plaza. Providers of care and services for seniors will be on hand to distribute information, answer questions and share resources. Specialized workshops relating to health benefits, driving safety, Veterans’ benefits and health screenings will be offered. In addition a free continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. The day concludes with a giant raffle and a celebrity fashion show. Pre registration is requested. Registration forms are available at area senior centers, town halls, and libraries in Attleboro, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, North Attleboro Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Taunton and Wrentham. Transportation for those in need is being coordinated by area senior centers, please be sure and indicate your need for transportation on the registration form. Contact, Diana Amaral, legislative aide to Representative Poirier at 617-722-2100 with any questions.


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We’ve got some interesting programs lined up in the “Rehoboth Reads” series this spring. The book chosen for community-wide reading is the same one chosen for the “Reading Across Rhode Island” series: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” This popular novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows chronicles events that happened in the Channel Islands under Nazi occupation during the war. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Blanding Library. Museum tea: Coming up on Sunday, March 28 from 1 to  p.m. at the Carpenter Museum is a tea honoring WWII vets. The exhibit at the museum will focus on soldiers’ letters home during wartime. Call the Carpenter Museum at 508-252-3031 for reservations to this free event. living literature: On Tuesday, April 2 the Blanding Library will present “A Brief Visit with the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” at Goff Hall at :30 p.m. by the Rhode Island performance group Living Literature. This program is free and open to the public and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Friends of the Blanding Library. Living Literature has created a one-hour spoken version of the novel which will be performed by director Barry Press, Tanya Anderson and Kelly Nichols. They will also lead a discussion following the program. Now in its 1th year, Living Literature is an association of performing artists in Rhode Island who present literature in performance at schools, libraries and bookstores throughout southeastern New England. This sounds like a great program and we hope you will come join us. No reservations are necessary. May Breakfast in RI: On Saturday morning, May 1, the Blanding Library will be joining with libraries across Rhode Island for a special May breakfast at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet with Annie Barrows, one of the authors of the Guernsey novel. Tickets are being sold by the table and are $25 a person. We will be leaving from the Blanding Library and are still accepting reservations during March. Call the Blanding at 508-252-23 to sign up or to find out more. The event will include a penny social, and a talk and author signing by Ms. Barrows, along with the traditional May breakfast. Other News: The knitting group that meets at the Blanding Library has now moved from Tuesday to Thursday evenings (every other week). In March they will meet on March  and March 18 at  p.m. The book discussion group at the Blanding will meet on Wednesday, March 1 at :30 p.m. This month’s book is “Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle. Renewal forms for the Friends of the Blanding Library were sent out recently. We thank members for returning their membership forms and fees as soon as possible. Just a reminder that the Friends of the Blanding is a volunteer organization set up to support the library and as such, is separate from membership in the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. We encourage our friends to support both organizations. Puppy Pals: A new Puppy Pals reading program for kids is starting at the Blanding this month. They will meet on four Tuesday afternoons starting March 2. If you’ve missed this series and want your child to practice his or her reading skills on a “canine good citizen” listener, call Cathy at the Blanding 508-252-23 to register for the next series. Cathy says, “These dogs never criticize; they just love to hear a good story.” ed the wizard will bring his performance of magic, comedy and suspense to our library on Tuesday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. His show is mesmerizing for both kids and adults. Ed encourages volunteers to help him in his show. Ed says, “I learned all my tricks from reading.” This show is fun & free with no registration needed.

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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Program

Living Literature Celebrates Reading Across Rhode Island 2010 with A Brief Visit with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at Blanding Public Library, Tuesday, April 2, :30 p.m. To celebrate Reading Across Rhode Island 2010, Living Literature Presents A Brief Visit with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at the Blanding Public Library on Tuesday, April 2, starting at :30 p.m. The Blanding Public is located at 12 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. This unique program is free and open to the public, and made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Living Literature has created this 0 minute, version of the novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in their unique readers theatre style, performed by Artistic Director, Barry Press, Tanya Anderson and Kelly Nichols (full bios below), who facilitate a discussion following the program. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows chronicles events beginning in January 19, when writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Thus begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey, one of the islands in the English Channel, during the German occupation. Now entering its fourteenth year, Living Literature is an association of performing artists in the Rhode Island area, celebrating the written word through readers theatre style performances of non-dramatic literature in schools & community venues throughout southeastern New England. Through classroom visits, community programs in libraries, bookstores and other public facilities, and teacher education, Living Literature expands literacy through performance. For further information on this or any Living Literature program, please contact Barry Press at 01-3-229 or visit [ ]

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*Monday, March 22: :30 p.m. Tom Foolery: Outrageously silly magic, puns, props and comedy! With the intent to mesmerize his audience, Tom Foolery stays true to his name as the audience is usually the one who ends up helping Tom out of silly situations. Meet his assistant Jenny the bunny, who seems to teach Tom a few tricks.

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*Saturday, March 2: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Vegetable Gardening: Larry Hindle of Evergreen Tree and Landscaping will talk about planting and maintaining your vegetable garden. Time to think about spring-planting and enjoying fresh vegetables for the summer and possibly through the winter. *Saturday, April 3: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Perennial Gardening: Larry Hindle, Master Garden, Evergreen Tree and Landscaping will discuss creating beautiful perennial gardens and the types of plants that will look best in your yard. *Wednesday, April : :30 p.m. Brainstorming with Rory Raven. Back by popular demand, Raven, master mentalist, amazes all with his abilities to entertain with a fascinating guided tour through the mind and its powers, both real and imagined. An evening of fun for the whole family. *Thursday, April 22 at :30 p.m. Common Sense About Cleaning. Green living is about more than energy efficiency, recycling and solar panels. Human health and the environment go hand in hand.


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Alert: Artists, Crafters, venders

Just in time for Mother’s Day! The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library will be hosting a Gift Sale on Saturday, May 1 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Artists, Crafters and Venders are being offered tables to sell their goods. Tables are $25 each. The sale will be in the Library Meeting Room. Space is limited. Anyone interested should in having a table that day should contact Cynthia Corbett at cecorbett@comcast. net to reserve space as soon as possible. Other events are being planned for that day to draw in lots of shoppers.

Brainstorming with Rory Raven

Join Rory Raven on Wednesday, April  at the Seekonk Public Library as he returns again to amaze you with his abilities in BRAINSTORMING. Minds are read, thoughts are revealed, and spoons bend. To see the show is to become part of it, as not everything is a test of Rory’s abilities, but sometimes yours as well. Audiences from Salem to New York to Istanbul have been entertained by this master mentalist, who offers a fascinating guided tour through the world of the mind and its powers, both real and imagined. Fun for the whole family. This program is free and open to all. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. For more information call the Adult Services Department at 508-338230, ext. 130.

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The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library was formed in the late 0’s as a non profit group to focus attention on the library and to stimulate the use of the Library’s resources and services .How do the Friends (FOL) accomplish this? In 2009, the FOL funded 1 Family Nights, attracting readers young and old to learn about snakes and owls, enjoy the fun of musicians and magicians and much more. The FOL funded 19 programs for Adults including discussions with local authors, an antique appraiser, a composting program with a local master garden, closet organizing and staying healthy in the Flu Season. The FOL funded and assisted with the mailing of the town wide Library Survey last spring. The FOL upgraded the annual subscription of the popular monthly BOOKPAGE to 200 copies, offering free copies to more patrons. The FOL purchase 10 passes to a variety of area parks and museums that were used  times. The FOL provided volunteer opportunities to 15 individuals who have served 855 hours this year. A membership in the Library Friends organization supports these efforts. Membership categories range from $10 to $100 annually. A tax deductible donation of just $10.00 will help support these programs and services. Our Seekonk Public Library Programs are free and open to the public. If you have had the opportunity to enjoy a program this year or just want to support your Library please fill out the form provided and mail to: Friends of the Seekonk Public Library, 10 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, MA 021. Thank You. Friends of the Seekonk Public Library Annual Membership Name:_________________________________ Address:_______________________________ ________________________________ Telephone:______________________________ E-Mail_________________________________ Membership Categories Paperback $10 Best Seller $20 Classic $50 Rare $100 Mystery $____

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Gardening season is here. The Seekonk Public Library is holding two talks on the subject. Join Larry Hindle of Evergreen Tree and Landscaping as he speaks on this favorite pastime for many. On Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. learn about planting and maintaining a vegetable garden. Think about picking the freshest vegetables from your garden and taking them directly to your dinner table. Not only will you save on your grocery bill, but you will get the satisfaction of doing it yourself. Follow up on Saturday, April 3 at 10:30 and get pointers on creating beautiful perennial gardens. Learn about the types of plants that will look best in your yard. You will be the envy of your neighborhood. The talks are free and open to all. The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library are sponsoring the events. For more information call the Adult Services Department at 508-33-8230, ext. 130.

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The Seekonk Public Library is offering computer classes to SAILS library cardholders in March just for you. A variety of classes are available to help ease the fear of computer use and to help you with using a computer at home, work, or school. Sign up for the following March classes: • March 4 – Internet II: Searching the Web 6 – 7:30 p.m. • March 9 – Introduction to Computers I: the Basics 6 – 7:30 p.m. • March 10 – Word II: Editing and Columns 1:30 – 3 p.m. • March 13 – Excel II: Formulas and Functions 9:30 – 11 a.m. • March 17 – Email II: Beyond Email 1:30 – 3 p.m. • March 20 – Introduction to Computers I: the Basics 9:30 – 11 a.m. • March 24 – Word III: Adding Images 1:30 – 3 p.m. Registration is required. The classes are open to either Massachusetts residents with a SAILS library card or Rhode Island residents with a Seekonk Public Library card. Call the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230, ext. 130 to register.


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Turning to public libraries for free and low-cost entertainment, as well as seeking employment assistance in a poor economy, are two reasons why library usage is up in Seekonk and other towns around the Commonwealth. A report by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners indicates that circulation of books and other materials at libraries statewide is up 6 percent. In Seekonk, where you can barely find a free computer on any given day, there was a 16.8 percent increase from fiscal year 2008 to fiscal year 2009. Celeste Bruno, a spokeswoman for the Board, said “For a lot of folks now, the library is not this nice thing, it’s this necessary thing. The economy is definitely driving people to the libraries.” Library directors in some communities said they have seen increases in customers coming in to use their services to search for jobs. Families are also turning to libraries for free programs like “how to” workshops, fun entertainment for children, and computer classes to teach old dogs new tricks. Sharon E. St. Hilaire, director of the Seekonk Public Library, said that June 2009 marked the highest monthly circulation the library had seen in the last fiscal year. Overall, library usage has been up with the exception of December when, traditionally, numbers are down because of holidays and bad weather. According to the library commissioners’ report, Massachusetts residents borrowed an all-time high of 57 million books, CDs, and DVDs in fiscal year 2009. “Last fiscal year, Seekonk Library circulated more than 275,878 items. That’s a phenomenal figure considering the size of our library. The Town of Seekonk should be proud of its library and the assistance we give to not only our residents but the surrounding communities,” said St. Hilaire. It should be noted that, in its fiscal year 2011 legislative agenda report, the commission asks for funding to help libraries meet the increased demands for materials and services. In addition to books, public Internet access, and job-hunting resources, most Massachusetts libraries, including Seekonk Public Library, also offer free events like concerts, Family Nights, author talks, and other programs sponsored by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library. “I think people are realizing that libraries save money,” Bruno said. “People always think of the library as being for the kids and, it is for kids, but it’s also for the adults.”


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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt ½ TBS butter with ½ TBS oil in large, heavy dutch oven, over medium high heat. Add half of the pork and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a bowl with slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining pork. Add onions and garlic to the drippings in the pan, lower heat and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add flour and cook 2 minutes more. Mix in chicken stock, apple cider, beer, dijon mustard, coriander, cinnamon and salt. Bring mixture to a boil and return pork Come check and juices in bowl to the dutch oven. Stir in apricots and prunes. Cover and out our bake 1 hour. Remove lid from dutch oven continue baking until pork is tender and NEW MENU! liquid is reduced to sauce consistency, about 5 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt & pepper. I have not tired it yet, but I think this recipe would also work quite well in a slowcooker. I would suggest tossing the pork with flour, adding all ingredients, and reducCheck out ing liquids (cider and beer) in half.

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Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cover. Sweat onions till tender, about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add butter and allow to melt. Stir in flour and cook 3 minutes. Raise heat to medium-high, and, with wire whisk, add horseradish and mustard, then chicken stock, whisking well. Add cream and continue heating until soup reaches a low boil, stirring constantly. Lower heat to low-medium and simmer soup about 20 minutes, stirring regularly, for flavors to meld. Turn off heat and add sherry to finish. When ready to serve, heat soup (but do not boil again) and add shredded swiss to bowls. Pour hot soup over cheese, serve.

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(8 servings) 2 eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/ cup butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 c. chopped pecans (or walnuts, or any other nut you like) 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare pie shell in pie plate. In large bowl, beat eggs until foamy @ 2 minutes. Add flour, sugar and brown sugar; beat until well blended. Blend in softened butter (butter must be softened). Add vanilla. Stir in chocolate morsels and walnuts. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes to1 hour. Until center of pie no longer jiggles, and top is golden. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

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Newman YMCA Programs and Free Family Events for March Youth/teen Spring Dance March 19th Friday 6:30 - 9:30 P.M.

Calling all 11 to 16 year olds to celebrate spring at the Newman YMCA. Open to the Community $6 per ticket. Must purchase your ticket in advance. Pizza, Lemonade, Professional DJ

Family Movie Night Friday, March 12th 6:30 P.M.

Y Members Free non-members $8/family Big screen projector movie in the gymnasium, bring your own pillows and blanket, snacks available. Like a drive-in but warm!

Parent’s Night Out

Friday, March 19th 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. - $10 Y members Children ages 3-11 do an art project, play gym games and eat dinner at the Y so you can have a night out while your kids are safe and having fun.

Indoor Birthday Parties

Schedule a great indoor party: Toddler Tumbling; Gym Time; Moon Bounce; Kids Choice – dance, gymnastics, basketball and more; Sports Specific; Splash in the Pool. All parties include a host or hostess, balloons, party room for food and a gift for the Birthday Child.

Eat Cheap Nite March 25th Thurs 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

Join us for a healthy, inexpensive dinner sponsored by local restaurants. Thanks to Rehoboth House of Pizza for a great meal in February and look for Shaw’s to provide the banquet in March. Pre-registration is required. Make the night complete with family swim or Zumba class. Moonbounce and gym games for children 8 and under. Workouts or swim for 9year olds and up. Proceeds benefit the Newman Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign to provide child care and camp for children. Members $3, Non Members $6.

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Suzanne Nadeau of Rehoboth has been named the Community Campaign Chairperson for the Newman YMCA “Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2010 Campaign”. The Newman YMCA is a charitable non-profit organizations dedicated to building healthy spirit, mind and body for all through programs, services and relationships that are based on our core value of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Throughout Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts, the YMCA responds to critical community needs in the areas of health and wellbeing, youth development and social responsibility. The Y supports those who are well and those living with chronic illness or disease. The Y helps parents keep their jobs by providing high quality preschool and before/after school care and helps those families who are un or under employed by providing services and programs for their families at reduced rates or free. Our mission work impacts thousands of people. To accomplish our mission we need your support. To contribute or find out more about how you can help, go to our website or call: Newman YMCA 472 Taunton Ave on Route 44 in Seekonk MA, call 508-336-7103 or register online


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SCOUTS Brownies & Police

(below) Rehoboth Brownie Troop 5 visited the Rehoboth Police Station and toured the facilities with Sgt. Mark Rossi. The Brownies were shown the operations center for dispatch, 911 emergency system, fingerprinting, “booking” and got to see the holding cells for people who have broken the law. The girls were fascinated by all of the services that are managed from one location. Troop 5 would like to thank Sgt. Rossi and the Rehoboth Police Department for taking the time to show us how our police serve our community.

Brownies at Children’s museum

(above) Brownie Troop 0 in Seekonk attended the FETCH Program at Providence Children’s Museum on February 12th. These future scientists had a blast!!

troop 1 Open House and Court of Honor

Troop 1 invites 5th through 8th grade boys and their parent and/or uncle and/or aunt and/or grandparent to visit our Troop and learn more about Boy Scouting.

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Scouting and Healthy Hearts

(above) Over 0 Girl Scouts attended the “Healthy Hearts!” event in February at Rehoboth’s Fitness Mom Studio. Fitness trainer, Julie Sweet had the girls and their moms stretching, jumping, and exercising. We all learned how fun fitness could be! The girls made a pledge to add fit choices throughout their day. A donation to Helping Hands Food Pantry was admission to this event and over 0 items were collected.

351 Fall River Avenue (Route 11A) Seekonk, MA 021Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Jim at 508-32-9512. Troop 1 serves the Seekonk and the surrounding area. Did you know Scouting helps build character and self esteem? Neil Armstrong – Eagle Scout & Astronaut, 1st man on moon. Steven Spielberg – Eagle Scout and movie producer. Henry Aaron – Eagle Scout, Baseball player, home run king – the Mobile Press Register quoted Henry as saying that the greatest positive influence in his life was his involvement in scouting. In a letter to his Father – …I put in my plea for a raise of thirty cents for me to buy scout things and pay my own way … John F. Kennedy, 12 year old Scout, circa (1929), President of the United States

Annual Cake Decorating Contest

(left) As a time honored tradition, Pack 1 Rehoboth Cub Scouts held their Annual Cake Decorating Contest in January. This event has been part of the scouting program for many, many years. It is both fun and messy, giving the boys a chance to be creative. Thank You to our Judges Fire Chief Pray, Police Chief Enos and Mr. Bill Saxton from Narraganset Council. Here is the list of this years winners. Pack 1 overall Winner- Billy Dalpe. Sports category: 1 - Zack Figueira, 2 - Riley Munson, 3 - Ryan Gois. Scouting category: 1 - Zachary Lyne, 2 - Matt DaCosta, 3 - Colby Botelho, 3 - Colby Munsen. Nature category: 1 - Liam Clancy, 2 - Ben Hoskins, 3 - Aidan Botelho. Misc. category: 1- Sean O’Brien, 2 - Michael Estrella, 3 - Chris Hoskins

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Pack 1 In Rehoboth Blue & Gold Banquet Pa c k 1 i n R e hoboth held their Blue and Gold banquet on Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010 with a great deal of excitement as this year… 2010 is the 100th Celebrating of Scouting. All the dens, from the Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos came with their First row - L-R David Bauman, Ryan Gois, families and enjoyed and nice meal, enterJonathan Beskid. Back Row - L-R Robert tainment and cake for Peirce, Nathanial Bell, Benjamin Loell the celebration. Six boys from the Webelos Radical Raccoon Patrol were recognized for earning the highest rank in Cub Scouts, that of the Arrow of Light. This is the only award in which the boys can carry over to their Boy Scout uniform. The boys were presented their patch by their parents, thus recognizing the team effort that families and boys have together in the Cub Scouting program. The boys were then presented an Arrow by the Cubmaster Mr. Eric Hoskins and the boys Den Leaders: Pam Escolas and Sharon Beskid. Each of the six arrows were all unique and one of a kind, thus representing each boys different path along their Cub Scouting journey. But all arrows lead to the same destination in scouting. They follow the scout oath and law and lead down a path to a mature well rounded young man. The arrows were proudly attached to a plaque designed by parent, Scott Bell and made by the boys as part of their Craftsman Badge. The plaque represent the bow and the rays of the sun in the Arrow of Light Award. The six boys are: David Bauman, Ryan Gois, Jonathan Beskid, Robert Peirce, Nathanial Bell, Benjamin Loell. All six boys will continue their Scouting journey with Boy Scout Troop 13 of Rehoboth who were present at the banquet to welcome them over the crossing of the bridge. Celebrate the Adventure! Continue the journey! (The slogan for the Boy Scouts of America 100th year celebration!)


Pack 1 Rehoboth Annual Food Drive

March 20th bags go out March 27th bags picked up (after 12:00 p.m.) On Saturday March 20th the Cub Scouts from Pack 1 Rehoboth will be placing marked bags on the mail boxes in town. Please help support the Rehoboth Food Pantry by donating nonperishable items. The Scouts will be coming back in the afternoon on Saturday March 27 and taking the items to the Rehoboth Food Pantry. Thank you in advance for your support.

Scouts Visit Battleship Cove

(above) Pack 2 of Seekonk recently made a trip to Battleship Cove, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to explore the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships. After touring the battleship Massachusetts, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., submarine Lionsfish, PT Boats 617 & 796, and the Russian missile corvette Hiddensee, the scouts, their parents, and adult leaders spent the night of November 28th on board the famous Massachusetts. Battleship Cove’s Nautical Nights program included a knot tying class, storyteller, living history presenter, major motion pictures, and Morse Code class. The trip has enabled the scouts to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by veterans of all military branches in all wars. It was our pack’s first visit and everyone had a wonderful time. We look forward to visiting again.

Pack 2 Rehoboth’s Webelo 1 Den

(below) Pack 2 Rehoboth’s Webelo 1 Den met with Chief Pray as they work towards their Webelos badge. Chief Pray answered lots of questions and shared with the boys some of what it takes to be a good leader. They learned a great deal about how much training is required to be a fire fighter as well as the equipment that’s used during an emergency. Thanks Chief Pray!

The Bears and Wolves of Pack 2

(above) The Bears and Wolves of Pack 2 Rehoboth joined together at Coggeshall Farm to learn the process of Maple Sugaring. During their visit they also learned how people of the 18th century lived with hands on activities including sowing seeds, sawing wood and feeding the animals.


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Poem About Alzheimer’s Disease Joe can’t seem to be here now. Across this table he stares through me, looking for thoughts. Thoughts of youth. Thoughts of love. Any thought. I never thought Joe would leave me. I don’t think he even thought about it. By Don Gardner

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Citizen’s Police Academy

Lone peep toads help shatter the glossy frost. They come out on this opening night, without a stage, under starlight. I would gladly pay to hear, tonight them call each other near. By Don Gardner

The Rehoboth Police Department is accepting applications for its second Citizen’s Police Academy. Citizens will receive instruction from members of the Rehoboth Police Department on topics such as: Patrol Operations, Investigations & Crime Scene Processing, Use of Force and Police Weapons, High Risk Motor Vehicle Stops & Building Searches, OUI Enforcement, Accident Reconstruction, Criminal Prosecutions, Internal Affairs, and will culminate with a ride-along in a police cruiser. This program is free to anyone interested in participating, ages 1 years of age and older. Those interested should obtain an application at police headquarters, which is located at 33 Anawan Street, Rehoboth, MA 029. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings from March 10th through May 2, 2010 from :30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Questions can be referred to Officer Keith Perry (kperry@, Officer Nicole Eastwood ( or Chief Stephen Enos ( or at 508-252-322.

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and the usual holiday raffle. Seating is limited. Please call and make your reservations by Wednesday March 10th.

Organizing & De-Cluttering with CvNA

It is getting close to spring when we open windows and clean out those closets, garages, attics and cellars and straighten our lives out too…. Come on down to the COA on Monday, March 22nd at 1pm, when Stacy Hiltner of the Community VNA can show you how to organize and de-clutter your environment improve the quality of your life. Discover the benefits of organizing your home by making a few small changes, which can simplify your life. When you feel more organized, you experience less stress. Come and learn quick tricks and easy solutions for de-cluttering, be free to focus on the important and meaningful things in your life.

Nutrition Presentation

by Bonnie Ryvicker of CVNA On Wednesday, March 2th 10am in conjunction with our new Weight Support Program and Exercise class Bonnie Ryicker of the Community VNA will be on hand to talk about nutrition and your Health. Explain to you ways you can eat smarter to improve your health. Are you overweight? What can you do? Maybe give you a few suggestions that will assist you in your daily food intake. Come in and see how you can improve you self.

New Weight Support Program

In addition to the weekly “Wanabee” Meeting, The Rehoboth Council on Aging has started a new weight support program on Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m. In this program you keep a diary of your meals and snacks, weight in and then we, as a group will discuss the gains and losses. There are a lot of different diets out there, which may help you lose your weight or just keep your

March 2010 The Reporter current weight by eating healthier. All will be available for you to consider. Then at 11 a.m., you can join the weekly exercise class.


Tuesday Line Dancing 10:00 a.m.

tion is required for all upcoming programs. All activities will have participant sign up sheets for them. Most of the Activity programs that are at the Council on Aging are free and open to the public. Some programs require minimum attendance; if there is no interest then that activity will be either cancelled or postponed. Please call 508-252-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up. Departments News Do you have a few hours a week that you would like to give as a volunteer at The Rehoboth Council on Aging? If the answer is yes…Then DO we need for you in the following areas: “Meals on Wheels” Drivers, Front Desk / Receptionist, Gert’s Café Cooks and as a Craft Instructor. Please contact Norie at 508-252-3372 for further information.

Balancing Exercise and Upper Cardio

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care Services

Wanabee Weight Meeting”

Mondays, 11:30 a.m. Free. A group of ladies meet and support each other with their weight losses and gains. The best way to lose weight is with encouragement and support of friends. Meetings are held on Mondays at 11:30am prior to Gert’s Café.

Tuesday Tai Chi at 9:00 a.m.

Cost $3.00 per Class. Try a graceful way of exercising which is easy on your joints. This method of balancing may be new to you, but it has a great positive outcome for any age. Cost $ 3.00 per Class. If you like to dance and have fun then this is the group is for you. Everyone is welcome to come in and try out some steps. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Free. There is plenty of room available in any or all of our classes if you care to join us. This activity uses weights and stretching for balancing done on exercise balls or in chairs.

Wii Bowling League

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. Free. The Rehoboth Council on Aging has started a Bowling League using the “Wii”. It is a great way to have fun, workout and show off those bowling scores. Please drop in and join us, this bowling in this can be done standing or sitting in a chair.


2nd Thursdays, 10 a.m. Cost: $15 for 30.minute session. REIKI is a safe and natural system of healing that promotes relaxation and stress reduction and what a great gift idea to give someone. Please contact the COA 508-252-3372 with any questions.

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


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

HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00pm

Men’s Morning Coffee

Knitting and Crochet Group

Card Games 3 Days a Week!

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


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Meal-site Information from Cheryl Maiorano

Call Prescription Advantage today for an application form. You can reach Prescription Advantage Customer Service tollfree at (1-800-243-4636), or TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing at 1-877-610-0241. If you have any questions or require assistance with an application, please call the SHINE Program at 508-252-3372.

Transportation Information by Lois Fine-Sargeant

You may also be eligible for extra help with Medicare Part D premiums and co-pays if your monthly income is $1,354 (or less) and your assets are not more than $12,510 for an individual and your monthly income is $1,821 (or less) and your assets are not more than $25,010 for a married couple. If you are eligible for extra help, you may also join Part D at any time. If you already have extra help, you may also change your Part D at any time. For further information and or for assistance with enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, please call SHINE at 508-252-3372.

Please contact our meal site manager Cheryl for information on the Meals on Wheels program. A donation of $2.00 is requested for lunch, which consists of a main course, dessert and milk. A copy of the month’s menu is posted at the front desk and in the dining area for your review.

Do you need a ride to an appointment? The COA has transportation available Monday through Friday (except holidays) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation to the Rhode Island Hospital Area is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for medical appointments, which must be in by 10 a.m. out by 1 p.m. Arrangements Must be made with Lois by 12noon of the preceding day or as soon as possible. No arrangements for transportation can be taken after 12:00 p.m.; our COA staff can take only cancellations.

News From The SHINE Program

S.H.I.N.E Counselor NOW here at your COA

The Rehoboth Council on Aging is pleased to announce that there is a S.H.I.N.E. Counselor every Thursday from 9am to 1pm by appointment only. If you need assistance with Medicare Part “D” or Prescriptions please call 508-252-3372 and set up your appointment.

SHINE Training to begin May 2010

Volunteers are being recruited for the Serving Health Information Needs of Elders Program, known as SHINE. Those who have 4 to 8 hours a week and would like to help senior citizens understand health insurance coverage are sought. The SHINE program is looking for dedicated people willing to make a commitment (some traveling may be required.) The SHINE program is seeking counselors in the greater Attleboro, Taunton and Fall River areas. For more information, upcoming dates, or to sign up for training, please call Lisa Sarkis, SHINE Regional Director 508-2221399

Did you miss the Part D Open enrollment?

Enrollment for the Medicare Part D Prescription drug plans ended December 31, 2009. Fortunately, Massachusetts’s residents can still join a Medicare Part D plan by enrolling in Prescription Advantage, The state’s Pharmacy assistance program. Medicare allows Prescription Advantage members to join a Medicare plan without having to wait until next November. If you are concerned about added cost, you will be happy to know that there is no charge for Prescription Advantage members with an annual income less than $32,490 for a single person and $43,710 for a married couple. There is no reason not to have coverage for your prescription drugs.

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Organization Events And News: The Best Is Yet to Come!

The next two meetings of The Best is Yet to Come, a senior social group, will be held on Thursdays, March 11 and April 8, 2010. Bring items of your choice for your favorite charities in town. March 11th - Members will meet at 1:00 at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, 55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA for our regular meeting after which members will go bowling in East Providence. April 8th- Members will have a regular meeting at the senior center. Activities - Ham & Bean Supper on April 17th at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center Proceeds will go to community projects. New members always welcomed. Call Pat Higson for details. 508 252-4602. And Remember The Best Is Yet to Come! TRIAD: Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors….. Next Meeting is scheduled for 10am, Wednesday, March 17th & April 21st, 2010 at the Rehoboth Council on Aging.

Up Coming Activities

The “Love in a Mug” soup supper fuel assistance fundraiser has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Tickets are available through Pat at 508-252-4602 & Marilyn at 508-252-9366. Programs being offered through TRIAD are: “ Free “911” cell phones “ File of Life “ Are you OK? Program “ Project Lifesaver. “ Yellow Alert

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90th Birthday Party at COA

Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club

Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club will meet March Th at 1:30 at the Rebirth Senior Center. Entertainment by Gert Messier Name That Tune prizes will be given. March 11Th the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club will go to the Venus De Milo for a St Patrick’s Day Dinner. Tickets $13.00 active members. Other $1.00 Call Virginia Fisher 508-252-393. The Senior Citizens Club will meet March 18Th at 1:30 at the Rehoboth Senior Center Bingo will be after the meeting Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly next meeting will be held at the Rehoboth Senior Center March 1Th at 3:00 p.m.

Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club Future trips

David Marcello, town administrator, with Kenneth Boyle, Ida Pike, the Birthday Girl, and Dorothy Canlow

Three day trip to Indian Head Resort in Lincoln N.H. and Montreal Canada on June 13, 1 and 15th. Trip includes round trip bus transportation, one night accommodations at Indian Head and one night in Montreal. Tour guide in Montreal 2 meals welcome cocktail reception at Indian Head Resort. Choice of free time in Montreal where you can explore Montreal including the underground mall with many shops and restaurants or spend time at the Casino de Montreal. If interested, please call Pete Michaud at 508-1-508 for more information. Everybody welcome. Wilfred “Pete Michaud Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club trip coordinator

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Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries Send Your Announcements to

Katie Anderson and Nicholas Burchard.


Ken and Lori Anderson of Rehoboth are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katie, to Nicholas Burchard, son of Jim and Stef Middleton of Duxbury, MA and Stew and Polly Burchard of Patagonia, AZ. Katie is a 2000 graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School and a 200 graduate of UMASS Amherst with a BS in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Management. She is employed as a Senior Field Scientist with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Narragansett, RI. Nicholas is a 1995 graduate of Duxbury High School and a 1999 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH with a BS in Business. He is employed as Golf Superintendent at Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth. A spring 2011 wedding is planned.

Noreen Donovan and Luke Anderson.

Noreen Donovan weds Luke Anderson

Tom and Marie Donovan of Walpole and Ken and Lori Anderson of Rehoboth are proud to announce the marriage of their children Noreen Donovan and Luke Anderson. The bride and groom were married on November , 2009 in a ceremony at St. Mary’s Parish in Walpole. The reception after was held at Primavera in Millis. The couple honeymooned in St. Maarten. The bride graduated from Ursuline Academy in 2003 and Wheelock College in 200. She is a teacher at Next Generation Children’s Center in Walpole. The groom graduated from Bristol County Agricultural High School in 2000 and is sole-proprietor of Oakhill Landscaping in Rehoboth. The couple now lives in Taunton.


Nancy Lopes and Luis Bernardo.

Manuel and Germana Lopes of East Providence, RI are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Lopes to Luis Bernardo. Luis is the son of Domingos and Evangelina Bernardo of East Providence, RI. The couple plans to wed in the summer of 2010 at Holy Rosary Church in Providence, RI. Nancy graduated in 1999 from East Providence High School and in 2003 from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Management. She is currently employed at Benefit Concepts in East Providence, RI Luis graduated in 199 from East Providence High School and completed New England Tractor Trailer Training School in 1999. He currently owns Bernardo’s Trucking, Inc.

Christie Vincelette and Zachary Stebbings.

Christie vincelette weds Zachary Stebbings

Christie Vincelette and Zachary Stebbings were married on December 19, 2009 at Good News Bible Chapel in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The ceremony was performed by Jon Loveless. The reception was held at Highland Country Club in Attleboro. The wedding party included Maid of Honor, Shannon McBride, and Best Man, Dane Stebbings. Bridesmaids were Samantha Nunes, Sarah Lagasse, and Hayley Stebbings. Groomsmen were Jacob Warner, Ethan Tirrell, and Nicholas Vincelette. Ushers were Christopher Harrington, Robert Harkins, Gregory Chester, and Benjamin Parker. Essie Stebbings set the bridal aisle runner. Thomas and Timothy Zibrida were the ring bearers and Ainsley Zibrida was the flower girl. Steve DuPlessie and Kelsey Stebbings provided music at the ceremony. The groom surprised his bride with a song which he wrote for her and played at the ceremony. In addition to the lighting of the unity candle, all in attendance joined in the lighting of candles. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Vincelette of Rehoboth. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Stebbings of Rehoboth. Christie and Zach honeymooned in Naples, Florida.

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Births Announcements

Owen Machado Viera.

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Brian and Rebecca Viera are proud to announce the birth of their son Owen Machado Viera. Born at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Jan. 11 th 2010. He weight  lbs  oz and 19 in long. Owen was welcomed home by big sister Lilliana with lots of kisses. He was also welcomed by grandparents. Paternal grandparents Allen and Cheryl Viera of Rehoboth and Al’s Quality oil. Maternal grandparents Manuel and Luciana of Rehoboth and J.R. Soares Landscaping. Great grandparents Aber Hall and Otilia Amaral also of Rehoboth.

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IN MEMORIAM Rehoboth Frank C Smith

Frank C Smith  of Tamarac FL passed away on January 1, 2010. He was born and raised in Rehoboth MA. He was 1952 graduate of Dighton High School. Frank served in the United States Army during the Korean War. His job by trade was a mechanic most of his life. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Barbara (Slatery) Smith. In addition to his wife he leaves his children, David Smith and wife Jeanne, Cynthia (Smith) Meyer and husband Charles, Jeffery Smith and wife Lynn; grandchildren Danielle, Amanda, and Jennifer Meyer, Katherine Smith. He also leaves brother Donald Smith Sr. and sister Sally (Smith) Porier. He was also the brother of the late Muriel (Smith) Burger, Dorothy (Smith) Brask, Richard and Edwin Smith. He was also the son of the late Richard R Smith Sr. and Margaret (Donahue) Smith. A memorial service was held in Florida.

Eugene Bettencourt

Eugene Bettencourt, husband of the late Lucky (Desmarais) Bettencourt, died on January 1, 2010, with his family by his side. He was 92. Born in Rehoboth, on May 2, 191, he was the son of late Eugene and Mary (Oliveira) Bettencourt. Mr. Bettencourt was raised and educated in Rehoboth, and resided there until his recent move to Attleboro, where he spent his final days. Employed by the Hasbro Toy Company for many years he retired in 1982. He was a communicant of the former St. Peter’s Church in Dighton. In his spare time Mr. Bettencourt enjoyed hunting. Survivors include three sons, Eugene Bettencourt of Attleboro, David A. Bettencourt of Rehoboth, and Paul G. Bettencourt of Rehoboth, also of Rehoboth; two daughters, Rosemary Baggson of Clinton, Missouri, and Theresa Weeks of South Attleboro; thirtyfour grandchildren; fifty-three great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His funeral was held on Friday January 22 and was followed by his funeral mass at St. Nicholas of Myra Church in North Dighton. He was buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset. He will be greatly missed for he was loved.

Nadine m. (Nolin) Bryda

Nadine M. (Nolin) Bryda, 5, of Agricultural Avenue, Rehoboth, a former longtime North Attleboro resident, died on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 surrounded by her loving family and with the same courage and positive attitude which she lived her life during her long illness. She was the high school sweetheart of John A. Bryda Jr., to whom she treasured 28 years with and to whom she was married on June , 199 in Assonet, Mass. Born in Attleboro, Mass. on Jan. 5, 195, she was the loving daughter of Robert E. and Shirley B. (LaPierre) Nolin of Taunton, Mass. She moved to Rehoboth in November after having resided in North Attleboro for most of her life. Ms. Bryda was a 1983 graduate of Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, where she earned a certificate in cosmetology.

She matriculated in courses at Cape Cod Community College and at Emerson College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For 1 years, she was employed by the 99 Restaurant as a chef and as a member of the firm’s corporate training team. She worked at five different locations as part of a team responsible for the opening of new restaurants. In this role, she worked at various locations in Connecticut and at the Foxboro and Mashpee locations. In Mashpee, Ms. Bryda also served as the kitchen manager. In her youth, her family instilled the values of helping others and making the world a better place one action at a time. From the age of 12 until the age of 15, she was a volunteer candy striper at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. From age 1 until the age of 18, she volunteered countless hours on the weekends at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro, where she treasured the time spent with the residents talking and allowing them to reminisce about their earlier years. In later years, her volunteerism continued and she spent five years as a member of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving educational program within the court system in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She wintered for five years in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she received formal training in the art of cake decorating at various fine dining restaurants. Her creativity was endless as she continued the art of cake decorating for many years. Until recently, she would teach young children the art form. If it were possible to obtain a doctorate degree in cake decorating, she would have been the first person to receive the honor of a Ph.D and would have wanted it to come from Harvard University and to become the first “cake doctor.” For many years, she assisted her mother with her chocolate business, Shirley’s Fine Chocolates and Gifts, on South Washington Street in downtown North Attleboro. Her favorite times were those spent cooking for her beloved husband, family and friends. She had a strong love for her nieces and nephews, and treasured the moments they spent making lifelong memories. Vacations and weekend excursions with her husband to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were among her favorite pastimes. Bar Harbor, Maine was one of her favorite places to visit for a sense of peacefulness and tranquility. Along with her sisters, she enjoyed scrapbooking as a way of keeping memories forever. She leaves a legacy as a warm, loving and gentle soul with an enormous sense of humor shared with all who were graced by her presence during her life. Throughout her eight-year battle with breast cancer, she maintained a positive outlook on life and still made every attempt to make others happy. Always showering others with love and affection, her zest for life and eagerness to be cancer-free was an inspiration and example to all. When discussing her illness she never said “why me” but forged ahead with determination and perseverance. In addition to her beloved husband of 15 years and her devoted parents, she leaves her siblings, Robert A. Nolin and his companion Dawn Correira of Rehoboth, Deborah L. Bisson and her husband Cliff Bisson of Seekonk, Lori A. Read of North Attleboro, and Cheryl L. Harris and her husband Daniel Harris of Taunton; her much loved and adored nieces and nephews: Tara Panciotti, William Read, Taylor Read, Travis Bisson, Alec Bisson, Ryan Harris,

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Blake Harris, Hannah Nolin, Michael Panciotti, Gianna Panciotti and Brittany Nolin; her husband’s parents, John A. Bryda Sr. and Sandra (Sandland) Bryda of East Falmouth; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, dear friends and her much loved cat, “Thea.” Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church St., North Attleboro, with the Rev. David A. Costa, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, Mount Hope Street, North Attleboro. Memorial donations in Ms. Bryda’s name may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Hospice and Palliative Care and other various local charities.

She was a member of the Garment Workers Union of New York. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Seekonk, and a Rehoboth resident for 40 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and especially making afghans for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, which she did for many years. Carmela is survived by a niece, Kathryn Spurr of Coventry, R.I.; a nephew, Rudolph Nardella of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; and many cousins. She was the sister of the late Rudolph Nardella and Mary Nardella. A funeral was conducted on Monday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk, celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Rita, pastor. Mrs. Brousseau was laid to rest with her late husband Omer in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Attleboro.

Ruth E. Merrill

Judith E. (Lincoln) Jones, 71, of Elm Street, Rehoboth, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Fred H. Jones. She was born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late Norwood and Edith (Johnson) Lincoln. Judith was a secretary for the Fram Corporation and also the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen for over 10 years before retiring 20 years ago. She has lived in Rehoboth since 1968, coming from Cumberland, and previously Rehoboth. She was a former member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. She was involved with the Boston Terrier Rescue League for many years. She is survived by two sons, Robert and his wife Deborah Blanchette of Webster, N.H., and Richard Blanchette and his fiance Alida Fusco of Palm Bay, Fla.; a stepson, Fred A. and his wife Maryann Jones of Rumford, R.I.; a daughter, Carol and her husband David Blanchard of Woonsocket, R.I.; and two sisters, Jeannette

Ruth E. Merrill, 81, of 154 Agricultural Highway, Rehoboth, passed away in peace on Feb. 1, 2010 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard D. Merrill. Born in Chelmsford, MA on May 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Roberts) McPhee. Ruth worked as a teacher in the Attleboro school system for many years and later at Butler Daycare Center in Norton. She was the longtime owner and operator of the Goldenledge Kennel in Rehoboth, where she bred championship Shetland sheepdogs and Jack Russell terriers. Ruth was known throughout the country as a top competitor and breeder. Ruth is survived by two daughters, Joan Davis of Rehoboth and Patricia L. Merrill of Central Falls, Rhode Island. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: Rehoboth Animal Shelter, Rehoboth Town Hall, 148 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA 02769.

Stewart W. Blackmar

Stewart W. Blackmar, 82, of Rehoboth died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Emily J. (Briggs) Blackmar, to whom he was married for 55 years. Born in Worcester, Mass., the son of the late George and Myrtle (Skinner) Blackmar, he was a graduate of Attleboro High School, and veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy, serving in Germany. He was a toolmaker at Premier Roll and Tool in North Attleboro, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed doing any project that involved working with his hands, doing crossword puzzles, reading and traveling. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Carolyn A. Blackmar of Swansea, Mass. and Anne E. Mulrey of Umatilla, Fla.; one son, Wayne S. Blackmar of North Attleboro, Mass.; one granddaughter, Katherine Mulrey; and three brothers: Allan Blackmar of Pine Plains, N.Y., Arnold Blackmar of Attleboro, Mass. and John Blackmar of Cumberland, R.I. Relatives and friends attended his graveside service on Monday, Feb. 8th in the Rehoboth Village Cemetery.

Carmella Brousseau

Carmella Brousseau, 95, of Tremont Street, Rehoboth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 in the Golden Living Center, Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Omer E. Brousseau, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage. Born in Warwick, R.I. on July 9, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Guido and Olimpia (Dente) Nardella. She was raised in the “Natick” section of West Warwick and educated in the Warwick and West Warwick public schools. Carmela worked for 22 years as a seamstress at the former Pawtucket Dress Company, retiring in 1976.

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Wynne of Campbellsville, Ky. and Linda Raulino. She was the grandmother of Benjamin Blanchette, Sara Blanchette, and step grandmother of Fred Jones, Michael Jones, Justin Jones, Christina Blanchard-Barry, Jason Vincent, and Jeremy Blanchard. She was the great-grandmother of Sydney Jones, David Roberts, Matthew Jones, Hailiegh Jones, and Jordan Jones. Also survived by two nieces and two nephews. Her funeral service was private. Gifts in her memory can be sent to a charity of your choice.


Henry C. Miranda

Henry C. Miranda, age 66, of Fall River Ave., died Saturday, January 30, 2010. Born July 27, 1943, in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Henry C. and Rose (Fiero) Miranda. He was the father of Christine L. Hicks of Rumford and Denise L. Miranda of East Providence; grandfather of Kristin and Hailey; and the brother of Richard C. Miranda of Seekonk, Steven C. Miranda of Rehoboth, Elaine Miranda of Seekonk and the late Wayne A. Miranda. He also leaves his former wife, Lorraine (Boisvert) Miranda of East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited attenedd a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 3rd at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Burial followed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006, would be greatly appreciated.


Christopher Scott Porter

Christopher Scott Porter, 40, of Williams Street died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. Born in Brockton on June 17, 1969, he was a loving son of the late John C. Porter Sr. and Grace E. (Tribou) Porter. A resident of Attleboro most of his life, also Taunton and Dighton, Chris grew up in Attleboro and was educated in the Attleboro schools. Mr. Porter worked most recently for Middlesex Corp. in Boston for many years as a heavy equipment operator. Chris enjoyed scuba diving, water sports and vacationing in Disney World, Cape Cod and also camping in Plymouth with his family. Chris was a hard worker and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need and could always be counted on by his family and friends. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends and especially with his 10-year old son, Tyler and his 6-year-old daughter, Amanda who were definitely “the love and joy of his life.” He is survived by his son, Tyler James and daughter, Amanda Grace and their mother, Sherry Porter of North Attleboro; three brothers, John C. Porter of North Dighton, Kevin J. Porter of Norton and Robert J. Porter of Taunton; two sisters, Kathleen G. McLoughlin of Cranston, RI and Patricia M. Simpson of Plainville; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was held privately in St. John’s Cemetery, Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to John C. Porter Jr., 480 Williams St., Dighton, MA 02715 to benefit Christopher’s children.

Robert W. Roske

Robert W. Roske, 84 of Applejack Lane died Tuesday at Steere House & Rehabilitation Center, Providence. He was the husband of Elaine J. (Bertini) Roske. Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late William and Anna (Wilczek) Roske. He was a WWII veteran serving in the army and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Robert graduated from URI with a Masters Degree in physics. He taught morse code at MIT for eight years and also judged science fairs for the State of RI for twenty years. Mr. Roske was a physics teacher at Cranston East High School for over twenty three years and also was employed by Raytheon Company for eighteen years and Foxboro Company for twelve years as a researcher. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter Diane E. Roske of Seekonk, Ma. and one son Paul D. Roske of Rehoboth, Ma. His funeral was held on Saturday, February 6th in Swan Point Cemetery Chapel, Blackstone Blvd. Providence. Burial was private. In of flowers contributions in his memory to Steere House & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden St. Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated.

Maureen C. Perry

Maureen C. Perry, 70, of Ferncliffe Road, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Catherine (Ryan) Weddell. Maureen had been an Administrative Assistant at Moses Brown School in Providence before retiring. She leaves one daughter, Jody-ann Perry of Seekonk; two sons, Joseph Perry of Seekonk and Jay M. Perry of Rehoboth; two sisters, Dorothy Trudeau of Rehoboth, Shirley Ringuette of Florida; one brother, John Weddell of Rehoboth and one granddaughter, Kaitlyn R. Perry. Her Funeral Service was held Monday, March 1st.

Grief Support Group

The Dyer-Lake Funeral Home is pleased to announce plans for the next monthly grief support group to assist members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. According to director, Michael S. Lake, “the journey through the grieving process can be filled with emotion. It can often be painful and lonely. We want to help individuals and families through their own unique grieving process. Attendees can listen, share stories or actively participate in the discussion. Although a group environment, participation varies depending upon where people are within their grieving process.” The next meeting in the series will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home at 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. The discussion will be entitled “Memories are Forever”. The free event is open to people of all ages and to all members of the community whether or not Dyer-Lake has previously served the family. Facilitating the session will be Linda Regan, LICSW and Judith Gordon, R.N. of the Community Visiting Nurse Agency in Attleboro. The group meets each month from September – May with one additional session scheduled during the summer months. The next meeting will held on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. To register for this event or to receive information about future sessions, please call (508) 695-0200 or visit

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