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The Seekonk


JUNE 2012 Volume 24, no. 6



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by Laura Calverly Seekonk’s annual town meeting is “If your property is valued at $300,000 it scheduled for June 11 and voters will be would be $24 a year which I think is a good reviewing 27 articles including the budget bargain for the town,” said Town Administrafor Fiscal Year 2013. The proposed budget tor Pam Nolan. is $43.9 million, including approximately $21 If approved, Nolan said construction on million for the school department. the center could begin by late summer. The meeting will include a Special Town The second article on the Special Town Meeting to review two articles. The first meeting agenda, submitted by petition, is a article is on the new senior center. It asks bylaw amendment that would prevent sevoters to approve funding of $2.5 million lectmen from serving on other town boards for the design, construction and furnishing unless a temporary appointment is necesof the senior center. In the April election, sary. voters approved a ballot question to allow There has been some controversy over a temporary tax increase, or override of the issue since selectmen appointed two Proposition 2 ½, to fund the center. of their own members, Chairman Francis The 9,200-square-foot building would be Cavaco and selectmen Robert McLintock, constructed of prefabricated materials and to the board of health a few months ago. located next to Town Hall on Peck Street. Cavaco has since resigned from the board. The building will include administrative of Selectmen recently passed an adminisfices, a kitchen, meeting rooms and an office trative policy that limits their ability to serve for the veteran’s agent. on other boards, but it has many more The cost to taxpayers would be $8 per exceptions than this article, according to $100,000 of home value per year. Nolan. continued on page 6...

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Town of Seekonk News Notes by Laura Calverley

Superintendent Resigns

Superintendent Madeline Meyer resigned abruptly last month without giving a reason for her departure. Meyer, who has been superintendent since July 2009, had a new three-year contract renewed in March. The Sun Chronicle reports that there are rumors of plagiarism involving Meyer. A staff appreciation memo sent by Meyer and two news columns she wrote that were published on appear to contain passages that are almost the same as ones published previously on other school district’s websites. There have also been rumors of a dispute with the Seekonk Educators Association although the union denies having anything to do with Meyer’s resignation. The school committee and SEA issued a joint statement to that effect, but did not go into any further details. They also said it was important for staff, parents, students and residents to focus on the future. Last December the SEA criticized the school committee for their positive evaluation of Meyer’s performance. Meyer’s contact was going to renew on July 1.

School Committee Proposes FY ’13 Budget

The school committee’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year is $20.2 million, which represents a 3.3 percent increase over the current year’s budget. No layoffs are expected and some positions will be added. The budget also includes fees for sports and transportation. Athletic fees for high school students will be $50 per sport and for middle school, $25 per sport, with a family cap of $450. Transportation fees will increase from $180 per student to $270. The transportation fees reportedly could bring in approx. $130,000 and the athletic fees could bring in approx. $25,000.

Elementary Students Received No Score on 2011 MCAS Due to Rule Violation

The state Department of Education invalidated the test scores of 19 fourth-graders at Martin Elementary School in teacher Allison Sceeles’ class on their English MCAS tests due to a reported rule violation. A student was reportedly asked to read a portion of the instructions aloud, which is a violation of the testing protocol. Former Superintendent Madeline Meyer notified students’ parents that their children would not receive grades for those tests.

New Seekonk Library Director

Interim Library Director Peter Fuller, who has been the Associate Director for Operations and Technology for 15 years, has been appointed the new permanent Director of the Seekonk Public Library. The appointment takes effect July 1. Fuller has been serving as interim director since the passing of Sharon St. Hilaire last September. Hilaire had been director of Seekonk Library for more than 30 years.

Selectmen OK New Policy on Board Membership

Selectmen approved a new ‘administrative’ policy that allows its members to sit on other boards and commissions under certain conditions. The 3-2 vote was close, with Chairman Francis Cavaco and members Robert McLintock and Gary Sagar voting in favor and members William Rice and Dave Parker voting against. The board was criticized for appointing its own members Cavaco and McLintock to the board of health. Cavaco has since resigned from the board of health. One of the articles on the June 11 town meeting agenda would restrict selectmen from sitting on other boards.

Selectmen Criticize Columbia Gas’ Response to Fire

Selectmen criticized Columbia Gas for their response to a recent fire at an abandoned factory on Maple Street. It reportedly took 45 mins. for Columbia Gas technicians to arrive at the scene and a gas line that was supposed to be shut off years earlier was reportedly still open when the fire occurred. Once they arrived, technicians had trouble locating the shut-off valve. Columbia Gas is expected to conduct an internal investigation on the matter and will be meeting with the board again.

Suicide Victim Found in Car Behind Closed Showcase

A man committed suicide one afternoon last month by sealing himself in a parked car and releasing deadly chemicals. He was found behind the closed Showcase Cinemas on Fall River Ave by four youngsters. The man had reportedly put a sign in the window warning that there was poisonous gas inside the car and that 911 should be called. The man has since been identified as Thomas Walsh, 60, of East Providence. This type of ‘suicide by chemical’ has been reported more frequently around the country in the last few years.

Officials Discuss Future Capital Projects

The municipal capital improvement committee is considering several future capital projects and how to pay for them. The projects include the Banna Fire Station renovation, expected to cost $775,000, a new South fire station estimated at $3 million, and improvements to the town’s animal shelter, budgeted at $100,000. The new senior center project, which will be voted on at the June town meeting will be funded by a temporary tax increase, or debt exclusion. There is approx. $624,000 currently in the municipal capital stabilization fund.

Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society....................39 Births.................................97 Business Directory.....................101 Church Listings..........................82 Classifieds..............................99 Club Announcements.................32 Dining Guide...............................84 Events and Activities...................45 Farm & Garden.........................70 Heard at Country Kitchen...........30 How You Can Help....................71 Letters to the Editor.......................7 Library......................................62 Obituaries................................90 People in the News..................42 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......87 Rehoboth Ramblings..................22 Rehoboth Rescue Squad..........18 Rehoboth Town News.................11 School...................................48 Scouts.......................................72 Seekonk Human Services..........91 Seekonk Scene..........................24 Sports Update............................66 State House................................60 Summer Fun Guide....................74 Weddings & Engagements........96 Who’s Who.................................17

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...continued from cover, Seekonk Town Meeting May 2012

Nolan said that throughout the state there is a concern that committees that have control over money should not be influenced by other agendas that their members may have, so membership is limited to just their committee. Yet there is also another side to the issue. “There is a school of thought that selectmen should be able to do anything that they feel is necessary for the good of the town,” Nolan said. Both these articles will likely generate some discussion at town meeting. FY 2013 Budget The proposed budget for the next fiscal year is $43.9 million, an increase of 3 percent over last year’s budget. There are no big changes in the budget. The increase is mostly due to a rise in expenses, such as gasoline and software licenses as well as step increases for employee contracts. The town tried to “hold the line” on the budget, says Nolan, and selectmen asked all department heads to propose level-funded budgets.

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“It’s tough times economically for our taxpayers…We did our best to keep the budget level-serviced and level-funded,” said Nolan. Nolan said the town has been trying to cut costs. The cleaning service at town hall and the public safety building was privatized, saving the town money. The town also negotiated a change in health insurance policy that will save the town approximately $400,000, but the full savings will not be evident until Fiscal Year 2015. Taxpayers should not see any decrease in town services. “We are very fortunate to be one of the few towns in the Commonwealth that is not feeling the need to eliminate programs or employees. Basically that’s because of the success of the stores and restaurants on Route 6,” Nolan said.

Other Articles Voters are being asked to approval several capital expenditures including $58,000 for a ambulance, to be paid from the Ambulance Fund Receipts Fund, a $57,000 payment for a continuing lease for fire apparatus, $300,000 to repair and replace the boiler at Hurley Middle School , $33,000 for public safety equipment – all paid from Muncipal Capital Stabilization. And a $69,000 payment for the continuing lease/purchase of a telecommunications network would come from Free Cash. There is an article from the Community Preservation Committee allocating FY 2013 estimated revenues for various expenses, reserve funds and projects. Another article increases the payroll for the Board of Assessors by $2,200 and was submitted by petition. This will restore the assessors’ salaries to their previous level, but the Finance Committee is not recommending it, according to Nolan. There is another article for the purchase or replacement of town radio equipment for the Police, Fire and DPW departments. “It’s to bring them all up to what the law requires now,” Nolan said. There is an article that adds a new category to the General Bylaws that outlines specifics for curb cuts and driveways. This is not in the bylaws now. Another article changes the make-up of the Banna Fire Station Building Committee, removing a requirement that a member of the Capital Improvement Committee serve on the Banna Station Committee. “The Capital Improvement Committee, because they have a big fiduciary responsibility, is supposed to be a member only of that committee,” Nolan said. There are four articles concerning alcoholic beverage licenses. Town meeting has to give permission for the town to petition the General Court to convert seasonal licenses to annual licenses. Seekonk only has seasonal licenses available now, according to Nolan. “Anyone who comes in now may have to settle for a seasonal license and of course they’d like to see that turned into a full year regular license,” Nolan said. The last article on the town meeting warrant proposes a new bylaw for temporary signs. The bylaw changes the size of temporary signs and extends the time limits for having a sign from the current 30-day limit to 120 days, which is the main purpose of the article, according to Town Planner John Hansen. Selectmen recently lifted the moratorium on enforcement of the current temporary sign bylaw, which has been criticized in the past. The town has been trying to update and amend the temporary sign bylaw for years and it always seems to get delayed and it will be delayed again. Town Administrator Pam Nolan says this article will be postponed to the fall town meeting because a public hearing needs to be held. Town meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11 at Seekonk High School.

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Outdoor Fireplace Usage

The Rehoboth Reporter article concerning using outdoor fireplaces or fire pits stated on the weekend that we should contact the Fire Dept. for permission between 9:00 and 12:00 on the previous Friday. I tried to do this 2 Fridays in a row by calling the number in the article and never received a call back. I then when to the fire station where I was told by Mr. Megha that there were no Fire personal there at the time that I should go to the police dispatcher and ask her to leave a message for the Fire Chief. The dispatcher told us to call the day we are planning to burn and when I tried to explain that the Rehoboth Reporter instructed us to notify the Fire Department on Friday morning only she snapped at me with “Maam you need to call the day you want to burn because they can’t tell what the weather is going to be” and handed me a card stating “To Serve and Assist” with the phone number on it. Could you please clarify what the proper procedure is for this so no one else has to get this kind of treatment for trying to do the right thing? Thank you Linda Harrington Thanks for your concern. We emailed the Fire Department for clarification but have not received a response by press time. Please check our website at and we will post the correct information as soon as it is sent to us. -The Reporter

Seekonk Senior Center Needed

I am writing to voice my support for building a new senior/human services center. For 13 years, I worked for Seekonk Human Services, a vital department for this community. In those years, I saw a tremendous need for increased services. I also witnessed firsthand solid citizens, veterans and citizens with disabilities struggle to get up the stairs for services they were entitled to as taxpayers. I saw and felt the humiliation of the old and of young families in crisis explaining heart-rending life situations with no privacy from their neighbors. It broke my heart and is a disgrace to our town. A new senior center is the right thing to do. My new job for the South Coast Visiting Nurse Association takes me to many senior centers in the area. Seekonk is extremely lacking compared to neighboring towns. What I see elsewhere is a constant stream of seniors coming in and out. Young seniors enjoy exercise groups, socialization over coffee and education to keep their brains as well as their bodies vital. In the afternoon, older seniors come on handicap buses for lunch and socialization. The brain is an amazing organ but if “you don’t use it you lose it.” A senior center helps seniors in “age in place.” It helps them stay healthier longer through socialization, assistance with services and brain stimulation. Right now in Seekonk we do not have a building that successfully administers to the needs of the town. You may not think this has anything to do with you or your family, but at some point it most likely will. The senior population is the fastest growing segment of our community. As life expectancy increases, more people will be living well into their nineties. If we thought the population of our children would increase by 40% in the next 10 years, Seekonk would surely be building new schools! Why is it different for the needs of our elderly? A senior center is in everyone’s best interest. Having a place where seniors can go will provide services to allow them to stay home longer. This means keeping them out of nursing homes where no one wants to go, not to mention easing the tax burden that hits us all when the state picks up the tab for the care. Someone once said that a society is judged by how it cares for the very young


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8 The Reporter June 2012 and very old. Seekonk has failed our elderly. A new senior center is the right thing to do now! We cannot wait any longer for better times. This is the right time! The tax impact will be less than a dinner out a year. I appeal to you to attend the town meeting at the high school Monday, June 11 at 7 P.M. and vote for the senior center – for the seniors and to show we are a compassionate town. Jan Tabor

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I’d like to thank our Veterans Service Officer, Bill Saunders, for delivering the warrants for the Special/Annual Town Meeting to the post office for mailing. A Special Town Meeting and the Annual Town Meeting commenced on Monday, May 14th, at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School convening at 7:00 p.m. with 243 registered voters in attendance. The second session of our Annual Town Meeting was held on Monday, May 21st to transact any business that was not completed in our first session with 167 registered voters in attendance. Article 5 on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant was passed to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into an agreement with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, or some similar agency, for the purposes of completing a needs based community survey and develop bid specification for developers to create senior affordable housing for income and age eligible seniors and income and age eligible veterans, at the building located at 53 Bay State Road, known as the former Anawan School. Article 6 on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant for the acquisition of 340 Anawan Street for a Town Hall was passed and we will now go on to a Debt Exclusion Election scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2012. A voter registration to be eligible to vote in this election is scheduled for June 6, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office. The polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all three precincts will be open.


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The Rehoboth Police Department has obtained three (3) surplus military HMMWV (a/k/a Hummer) vehicles for use by the department. Through the diligent and dedicated efforts of Patrolman Craig Warish in January 2012, the department was awarded the three vehicles by the United States Government after successfully justifying the necessity of the vehicles. The vehicles all had relatively low mileages ranging from 8,135 to 16,618 miles and were secured without any cost to the town or its citizens. The vehicles were picked up at Fort Drum, New York by Rehoboth Police Officers using a tractortrailer unit that was graciously donated by N.E.R. (New England Recycling) of 569 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA. Through the generosity and graciousServing Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea ness of several local private companies, two (2) of the vehicles were completely and surrounding area refurbished and the vehicles were painted to reflect the color scheme of the department patrol vehicles. The individuals and companies who donated to this effort are as follows: Gilbert Lopes of G. Lopes Construction and N.E.R. of 569 Winthrop Services Include: Street, Taunton, MA generously donated the • In-Home Pet Sitting • Mid-Day Exercise and Training tractor-trailer unit and fuel used to retrieve • Broad Range of Pet Training • Behavioral Modification the vehicles, sandblasted and painted the • Pet Taxi, Including Vet Visits • Backyard Wildlife Management interior and exterior of one (1) HMMWV, and also performed a complete tune-up on You’ll feel confident and relaxed the engine of the vehicle; Mark Miranda of Bristol County Auto of 2387 Winthrop Street, while you are away with your pets North Dighton, MA generously donated the in our capable, caring hands. complete refurbishment of one (1) HMMWV including sandblasting and painting the interior and exterior of the vehicle; Jack Hoskins, Jr. of Bay State Truck & Trailer of Professional Memberships Include: 527 Winthrop Street, Rehoboth, MA generFree Ongoing Consultation •ABS Animal Behavior Society ously donated the materials and welding •ACABC Association Of Companion For “Preferred Customers” services needed to weld the steel plates Animal Behavior Counselors Initial Consultation Free over the open roof gun turrets of the three •NAPPS National Association Of Fully Bonded and Insured (3) HMMWV’s thereby making them weather Professional Pet Sitters proof; Rene Boelee of Boelee Upholstery of John J. Smith, Owner/Operator •PSI Pet Sitters International 136 Plain Street, Rehoboth, MA generously

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donated all of the labor and materials to completely refurbish all of the interior seats of two (2) HMMWV’s; Mike and Jay Szczcozarz of Countryside Signs of 102 Pond Street, Seekonk, MA generously donated all of the labor and materials used to letter and decal the exterior of one (1) HMMWV; and Steve Wright of Wright Trailers of 1825 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA generously donated a 2” trailer hitch receiver. It is quite clear that without this exceptional and extraordinary generosity and effort of these local companies, the department would not have had the funds to restore these vehicles. The department cannot thank these selfless individuals enough for their time and efforts. The (3) HMMWV’s have been classified as special response vehicles and will be used only for special events or circumstances. These circumstances would include the following events; hurricanes, flooding, extreme snow events and off road searches and rescues. Two (2) of the HMMWV’s have winches that could be used to clear debris blocking roads, as occurred during the Irene Storm, so that emergency personnel can respond quickly to any emergency. The vehicles will also be able to better respond during any major snow storms or blizzards, when the response of traditional patrol vehicles would be impossible. Also, these vehicles will be able to respond to remote off road areas where regular patrol vehicles cannot respond. They will be used in search and rescue for missing persons, searches for fleeing suspects and extrication of injured persons from remote areas such as utility lines that run through the town. Finally, the vehicles will be used by the department in special events such as parades and school and youth group events to promote and enhance our community relations with the citizens. Patrolman Warish has also been successful in obtaining other equipment from the United States Government’s surplus property program that has or will benefit the town. Patrolman Warish successfully obtained a forklift for the Rehoboth Highway Department that has only 84 hours of usage on it. He has also obtained two (2) generators for the town, one which will be located at the Council on Aging Building and one portable/mobile generator that could be utilized at a temporary shelter or as a back up to the public safety building. Patrolman Warish also obtained a 53’ long van trailer that will be utilized for storage of department equipment and records and a 1998 Chevrolet Box Truck with 68,000 miles that will have various uses for the department. A special thanks goes out to G. Lopes Construction for providing the flat bed trailer used to retrieve the forklift from Maine and to Bay State Truck & Trailer for providing the tractor used to retrieve the 53’ van trailer from Connecticut. Again, without the generosity and assistance of these companies this effort would not have been possible.


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On Sunday, May 20, the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee held a showcase and open house outside of Vino’s restaurant on Route 44. The Committee offered tours of one of the Ambulances and held a trivia game that highlighted the history of the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee. In addition, members were on hand to distribute the File of Life to interested residents of the Town. This activity allowed the Ambulance Committee to raise awareness about EMS within the town, and the services provided by the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee.

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June 2012 The Reporter The Rehoboth Ambulance Committee is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides EMS to the Town of Rehoboth. The Committee receives no funding directly from the town to provide these services. For more information, visit our website at www., or call is at (508) 252-2318.


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Veterans Services is attempting to reconstruct the plaques that where on the wall at Palmer River School. These are the lists that Massachusetts Department of Military Records has on file for the respective conflicts. If you have evidence of a missing name, they should contact the Veterans’ Service Office at 508 252 4467 ext 122. For a full list of Rehoboth veterans visit our website


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The Rehoboth Rescue Squad’s training calendar is always planned in advance, and drills often coincide with the season at hand. With the warm weather having arrived, the squad has changed one focus from ice rescue to water rescue. The May training has centered on the safe towing and rapid deployment of Marine 7, the Squad’s quick response Zodiac boat. Personnel have been given practical instruction in safe trailer hook-up and towing, and have driven a vehicle with Marine 7 in tow through a competency course. Also important in the training is the squad’s ability to rapidly deploy the boat using a 4 to 6 person carry in difficult terrain. After all, boat launches are not an element of Rehoboth’s waterways! As the warm weather season continues, Rescue will continue to drill in open water operations.


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In the Squad’s continued goal to remain as response ready as possible, Rescue Dive Officer Steve Money has undertaken a training regime that supports Rescue’s water rescue capability and also supports Steve’s long time love of competitive swimming. Steve has been involved in competitive swimming since age seven and through college, has coached competitive teams and

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now trains weekly both in the water and with a specialized weight training program to optimize his in-water capability for Rescue. As a measure of this capability, Steve recently participated in a Masters swim meet held in Bennington, Vermont. After having been out of competition for some time, Steve said, “It is time to test that the training techniques are providing the capability that I believe that they are.”  Steve elected to test his mettle in the 50 yard Butterfly, the 50 yard Breaststroke and the 100 yard Freestyle (crawl).  Steve set some lofty goals for the two 50 yard swims and joked that with the 100 (his last event) “who knows how that will go…?” For the two 50 yard swims, Steve achieved his goal of swimming qualifying times for the Masters Nationals in these events.  Beyond this, Steve also beat last year’s top five times swam at the 2011 New England Masters Championships in these events.  In one of the meet’s last events, Steve swam the 100 yard freestyle in a heat of the meet’s top swimmers, and beat his seed time in a come-from-behind ‘photo-finish.’ This was quite an accomplishment, but as Steve quips, “These times validate the training regime that I have established to increase both Rescue’s water rescue capability and also further my competitive swimming. Although the times achieved are good, they are only a starting point, so

June 2012 The Reporter much more training and further goals will be set. There are also many more events to come that will further test speed, strength and endurance.” Steve notes that the meet is a measure of capability that Rescue attempts through training to maintain and increase in all of its primary functions whether water/ice and large animal rescue, auto extrication or pre-hospital care, and ensures that Steve’s training is optimized to support all Rescue activity. Since participating in the championships, it has been announced by the Ocean State Chapter of PMI that Steve has been selected to be a presenter at the Project Management Institute Region 3 Conference, which will be held in Niagara-on-the-lake, New York from May 31 to June 2. His topic is “Forming a self-sustaining and self-propagating volunteer program.”

R.E.M.A. Training

The Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency (REMA) remains the parent organization of the Rescue Squad. REMA staff members continue to train in their areas of responsibility as well. On May 3rd, Deputy Director Bud Fagundes attended a full day conference in Worcester, MA with the State Interoperability Executive Committee. The focus was to improve radio communications extending from Provincetown to Sturbridge. Deputy Director Fagundes also attended the Statewide Hurricane Preparedness Conference on May 9th in Devens, MA. Along with 300 other emergency management and public safety officials, Fagundes heard presentations by staff of the National Hurricane Center in Florida, the National Weather Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Environmental Protection.

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Rescue always welcomes new members who wish to serve. The Squad provides all training, and true camaraderie exists among the personnel. There are many exciting areas of rescue, and interested persons are encouraged to contact us to learn about the Dive Team, Search & Rescue Team, HAM RACES Team, Storm Spotters, Auto Extrication Specialists, animal rescue, and EMS Corps. YOU can help us to remain “In Service for Life.” For more information, call 774-371-0017 (business) or log on to www.

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Just a reminder that dog license renewals for 2012 were due by May 31st. A late fee of $20.00 is now assessed on renewals, per the town’s by-laws. Please bring a current rabies certificate when you renew or license for the first time. We are half way through the 200th birthday activities. There are still plenty of activities to attend. A list is included in this issue of the Reporter. We want to thank the Reporter for publishing our list of birthday events for 2012. Their publicity certainly helps us get the word out to the community about planned events. The July 7th Paw Sox game still has tickets available here in the Clerk’s office as well as tickets for the Lions Club Texas BBQ on June 24th. The Meadows grand opening activities are planned for Saturday, June 23rd. The Celtics have invited us to hold another Seekonk Day at TD Garden in 2013. It looks like there is enough interest to book another game and the buses, so we probably will do that again. The Seekonk Police Honor Guard and the kids’ tunnel with the players were very popular and will be included again. Please support the various remaining events for the 200th birthday. Many people have put a great deal of time into some of these projects and it would be nice if the community supported their efforts. The annual town meeting is June 11th at 7:00 P.M. at the High School. The next election in town will be the State Primary election. It is scheduled for Thursday, September 6th.

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June 24th – The Seekonk Lions Club and the hearthstone Lions will host a family event with chicken and pork barbeque (tickets $10, available in Town Clerk’s office), antique fire trucks, local bands, and other activities behind the Hurley Middle School. (contact July 7th – Seekonk Night at McCoy Stadium. BBQ at 4:00 PM, game at 6:05PM, fireworks following the game. Tickets are $27 each and include the all you can eat BBQ in the tent in the outfield area. Seekonk will do all the opening ceremony activities. Tickets available in the Town Clerk’s office. July 14th – Ecumenical gathering featuring choirs and musical offerings at the Meadows Park behind the Seekonk Library. Starts at 2:00 PM. Contact August 25th – Friends of Seekonk Library will sponsor a Family Barbeque provided by 99 Restaurant at 5PM, flowed by a family movie under the stars, at The Meadows behind the library, 410 Newman Avenue, Contact September 1st and 2nd – The Seaconke Wampanoag Annual Pow Wow on the Red Plain in Rehoboth. Contact Mike Markley at November – No date set yet –Historic luncheon at the Old Grist Mill Tavern. Seekonk Public Library, a One Town/One Book celebration, with book discussions, film showing and possibly an event with the author contact Holiday house tour- no date set yet, contact December 6th – Kiwanis annual holiday tree lighting at Town Hall. Visit by Santa. Contact Bev hart at

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On Sunday, June 24, 2012, the Seekonk Lions Club will sponsor a celebration of Seekonk’s 200th year. The event will take place on the fields behind Hurley Middle School on Newman Avenue. This is not a fund raiser; admission is free. It is just the Lions Club’s way of throwing a community wide birthday party. Event activities include: The Battle of the Bands – Local bands will provide music throughout the afternoon. A schedule of Band times will be forthcoming. The Sports Clinics – A series of clinics will be presented for young athletes. Noted coaches will lead presentations in Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and other sports. A schedule of clinics is forthcoming. The Antique Fire Truck Show – A collection of antique fire trucks will be presented. Local firemen will make demonstrations of old time fire fighting techniques. The Texas Barbeque – A centerpiece of the event will be a Texas Barbeque featuring barbequed chicken and pulled pork. There will be a dining tent. Barbeque tickets are available at the Seekonk Town Hall and Popular Pizza. The price is $10. There will be half orders available at $5 for children. Water Treatment Plant Tours – The Seekonk Water Treatment Plant is adjacent to the event site. This facility is truly state-of-the-art. The plant personnel will organize tours of the facility throughout the day. The Inflatables – Play inflatables will be available for small children. They will include Bounce Castle, Water Slide, and Pitching Game.

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The Seekonk Republican Town Committee will be holding its next meeting June 16, 2012 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Seekonk Library meeting room. We welcome local Republican and right minded Independent voters to attend. Get involved and help shape the political make up of your community and State by working with people who look to make a difference. During this election year, let your voice be heard!


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Memorial Day Weekend Means a Seekonk Parade, and the Start of an Important Endeavor Seekonk’s Veterans’ Service Officer aims to sell 8,000 bricks to fund and adorn a new memorial at Town Hall.

by Jim Chandley Hundreds of people lined Newman Avenue in Seekonk this May for the annual Memorial Day parade. The procession was organized by the American Legion’s local 311 post and included plenty of local groups. Bands from both Seekonk High School and Hurley Middle School provided music while others, such as the local fire and police departments, YMCA dance crew, and breast cancer awareness groups, marched or rode along. Baseball players, soccer players and other athletes from recreational leagues in town joined, as did groups from local churches and scouting troops. “I liked the part where they danced,” smiled young Lyla Mello of Burnside Avenue in Seekonk. Lyla and her mother took in the sights from their chairs pitched at the bottom of Read Street. The dancers were accompanied by a mobile speaker system playing popular music, and their dancing was aimed at getting kids excited about physical activity. “It was really hot, but we had fun,” said Nate Girard, a trumpeter in the Hurley Middle School band. Girard and his band mate Nathan Amaral were sweaty and tired when they finally arrived back at Hurley Middle School, but they had smiles on their faces. “It was a little distracting, seeing friends waving at you, but it was nice to have the support,” said Amaral. Seekonk’s Board of Selectmen also marched in the parade, “Nobody threw anything at us,” joked Selectman Gary Sagar afterwards. The board’s newly elected member had high praise for the work the Legion had done to arrange the celebration. “The American Legion did a very nice job putting it together. We know it’s a lot of work, but they did a very nice job.” After the parade was over, Seekonk Veterans’ Service Officer Seth Bai announced that a new project is being undertaken to build a Veterans’ Memorial outside Town Hall. “We’re using the same approach that several other nearby towns are, starting with a brick program,” said Bai in an interview on Wednesday. The town is selling bricks, which can be engraved with the message of your choosing. For Veterans, bricks will cost $50, any resident can buy a brick for anyone at a price of $65, and small businesses may purchase one for $250. When the project is fully funded, the bricks will become part of the memorial in the form of a walkway or patio. “We will be using that circle,” said the former Marine, indicating the grassy area in the middle of the rotary in front of Town Hall. “Right now we’re thinking of a circular walk, there may be engraved benches and other places to mount placards,” he added. The size and design of the memorial, as well as the time of its completion, depend largely on how many bricks are sold. At the present time, a possible goal is to sell 8,000 bricks. While this size project will take time, there will be at least some public recognition of brick sales and design progress by Veterans’ Day. “Unfortunately, there’s no way the memorial will be complete by then, but we hope to have some sort of a

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In mid February of last year, former NFL safety Dave Duerson took his own life, dying from a gunshot wound to the chest. I point this out for a couple of reasons. The first is that non-football fans might have very little idea what is going on with America’s new pastime and head injuries. The other is that Duerson’s death preceded that of the late Junior Seau and was more directly related to head injuries (at least based on what we know now), but received less attention and focused fewer eyes on the concussion debate in and around football. Before his death, Duerson sent a text message to members of his family, explaining that something was wrong with his mind and that scientists should use his brain to better understand what, if anything, football had done to him. It was confirmed some months later that Duerson suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease, which has been linked to concussions. This May, Junior Seau took his life in much the same manner. There has been no report that Seau left a similar message about using his brain for science, but there didn’t really need to be. Almost immediately, talk show hosts and football fans across the country started connecting his death to concussions that they fairly assumed he must have suffered while playing 19 NFL seasons. Now personally, I’m a pretty big fan of the game, and I take pride in my ability to understand the nuances of it both on and off the field. But I thought for this month’s column, we should bring in some of the people who teach the game locally. I talked to some of our friends from Seekonk Junior Warriors, Seekonk’s American Youth Football chapter. “I think the game has changed as we know it, as fans,” says Jim Lamoureux, football coordinator for the Seekonk Junior Warriors. In his role, Lamoureux is responsible for making sure other coaches are aware of the danger of concussions. “I tell my kids, ‘be honest with us. It’s only a game’.” “It’s definitely changed the way we perceive brain injuries. Not too long ago, the Patriots organization gave Teddy Johnson a real hard time with wearing a red [no contact] jersey at practice. Could you imagine that happening [now]?” asked Kevin Dowty, one of the coaches from Junior Warriors. The question that some are asking in light of recent events is simple. Will this game continue to exist as it has? Can the NFL, as well as the thousands of youth and scholastic leagues that feed it, survive lawsuits on the scale of the ones that are coming? Still others ask, should it? These questions leave me torn on a personal and intellectual level. I enjoy football at all different levels. For years, part of my job has been covering high school football games here in Seekonk and in surrounding towns. It truly is one of the most exciting parts of what I do. Usually my reporting week ends on Saturday and I get most of Sunday to myself. In the fall and winter, I’m like that guy in your office who carries all of his stuff home on the Friday commute. I’ve spent the entire week around sports and I sit at home on my day off and watch as much NFL football as I can. But I’d be lying if I said I am completely without concerns when these stories pop up. I remember the day the Dave Duerson story broke like it was yesterday. I was floored by it. It was immediately where my brain went when the Seau story broke. I wondered, are we doing more than paying the salaries of men who break each other’s bones once a week in pursuit of glory? Are we contributing to the premature deaths of former players? If so, how many? Do we simply count the CTE related suicides? What other complications have resulted from years of bloody combat for these 20th century gladiators? Does it matter, or are the few casualties the game has already claimed too many?

June 2012 The Reporter These aren’t necessarily questions I can answer. If anyone can answer them, it would be a much smarter columnist with access to more doctors, coaches and players than I have. But I think for this topic, the questions might be more important than the answers. Until someone can answer these questions directly and specifically, we have to face the limited anecdotal evidence we have. The game that so many of us love is proving to be more dangerous than we understood. Beyond the twinge of guilt you might feel when a player you watched takes his own life due to repeated brain trauma, we need to realize that our individual feelings may be irrelevant. Regardless of how jealously a fan may guard the game’s preservation, or how zealously a pacifist may attack its right to exist, this could be the end of the game. There could be enough lawsuits and public relations problems lined up right now to make this game untenable for future generations. Seekonk Junior Warriors are holding a golf tournament to help pay for new helmets designed to prevent concussions. It will take place June 15th at Firefly golf course. Visit SeekonkJuniorWarriors. com to sign up. Seekonk Junior Warriors are low in numbers this year. It is still early in the sign up process so come join the fun.

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The Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW met on May 19th at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Taunton to honor its local scholarship recipient and award winners at the 12th annual Recognition Tea. The following young women were recognized as Remarkable High School Juniors: Amanda Fava, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School; Leah Burns, Bristol County Agricultural High School; Deanna Gouvia, Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School: Bridget Nolan, Coyle and Cassidy High School; Victoria Alves, Dighton-Rehoboth High School; Jayme Lipkind, Taunton High School. The Anna Shaff Memorial Book Awards for 2012 were presented to six graduating high school seniors: Tatiana Alexandra Gonzalez, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School; Courtney Babcock, Bristol County Agricultural High School; Gussara Varela, Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School; Lauren Dykas, Coyle and Cassidy High School; Brooke Renaud, Dighton-Rehoboth High School; Morgan Labrecque, Taunton High School. The award winners received copies of Women Who Changed the World: Fifty Inspirational Women Who Shaped History. Shayna Duff, a student at Babson College, was the recipient of the Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship award. Marilee Kenney Hunt, past president of the AAUW Taunton branch and founder of our Remarkable Young Women Program, presented an address to the gathered awards recipients, their families and members of the local AAUW. Mrs. Hunt is the winner of the Rotary of the Bridgewater’s Citizen of the Year Award 2011 and recipient of the Robert Kuehn Statewide Award honoring Community Preservation heroes. A long time victim’s advocate and local volunteer, Mrs. Hunt is currently a candidate for the 8th Plymouth District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The American Association of University Women, founded in 1881, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. AAUW seeks to break through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance. Additional information about the AAUW can be found on their web page at Contact Person: Mary O’Connell, Public Information Chair, 508-697-2562.

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June 2012 The Reporter membership in the Grange. It was announced that Joan Smith Guertin had earned her 65 year seal and Melissa Mckenna her 25 year Silver Star certificate. May 22 is our Memorial service where we remember those who have gone on before. The June 12th meeting will be our dine-out meeting. We will meet at the Fireside Grill in Middleboro at 5:30 P.M. call 508-824-0857 for reservations. June 26th we will welcome summer and elect officers. On May 19th we hosted Bay State Pomona Grange #33 with a sandwich and cheese platter luncheon. Chocolate Wonder cake for dessert. On June 23rd they will be treated to another luncheon after which they will elect their officers. We are winding down for the summer. I was able to attend a meeting at Norwell Grange where the National Grange Master, Ed Luttrell, spoke to us about where the Grange is going. “With more than 2,100 local chapters, the Grange has evolved into the nation’s leading rural advocacy organization and a benefactor to local communities.”(Press release May 2, 2012) National Grange Cheers Decision to Pull Youth Farm Labor Regulations. “There is no substitute for the hands on training and cultivation of young work ethic that occurs on family farms and in hometown co-ops.” His slide presentation ended with the words “American Values-Hometown Roots.” Come on down and join us if you can.

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The Bristol County Horsemen’s Association has been holding rides to benefit cancer research for many years. Six years ago they began to dedicate these rides to one of their own who died from pancreatic cancer. Priscilla Escobar, better known as “Petey” or “Petit” lived for many years in Rehoboth. Her family once owned and operated The Ledge on Route 44. Petey was a rough and tumble equestrian that was loved by many. Even in her waning days she spent her time with her friends at the many riding events held by the BCHA. Wildfire, her American Saddlebred, was her constant companion. Sunday June 24th, the BCHA will hold their Annual Priscilla “Petey” Escobar Breakfast Ride at beautiful Borderland State Park in Easton Massachusetts. Proceeds from this ride will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research. Riders will be treated to the great breakfast that the ride has become known for and a raffle will be held after everyone has returned from the trail. The 6 mile or 12 mile ride is affiliated with New England Horse and Trail (NEHT). Sign-up is at 9:00 AM. Donations vary from $20 to $30 depending on membership and when the registrations are received. Ride registration forms may be downloaded at the BCHA’s site For further information, contact Donna Spellman at 508-2268681.

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The June meeting of BCHA should be interesting, especially for the equestrian community in Rehoboth and the surrounding area. The Rehoboth Rescue Squad is collaborating with BCHA to share how they conduct horse rescues. As recently as March, they partnered with the MSPCA, which is nationally recognized as leaders in animal rescue, to refresh its personnel in animal rescue techniques, particularly as applied to horses. Unbeknownst to many in Rehoboth, the Rehoboth Rescue Squad is the primary public safety entity responsible for animal rescue in the Town of Rehoboth and the only local large animal emergency department in this region. Rehoboth Rescue Squad is available for all animal related 911 calls in Rehoboth and through mutual aid in the region. For questions regarding the program, you may call (508) 252-5737. As always, BCHA meetings are open to the public. I hope you will join us Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Rehoboth Fire Station on Pleasant Street for this event. Refreshments will be served.

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“Pete’s Hi-Lo Jack League” now forming for its September session. League will start September 5, 2012 at the American Legion Post 302 in Rehoboth - 15 weeks - $7.00 per week. Please call Beverly Michaud for further information and to sign-up by August 24th. (508-761-5087)

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Rehoboth Anawan Lions News

We have completed some events with many more to come, our year is not done. Our big event will be a Flea Market on June 2nd at the Seekonk Rod and Gun club, from 9am to 3 pm. There will be tables available from books to jewelry and whatever your heart desires!!! There will also be refreshments available...If you have any questions call Jeanne@ 508-824-0534. On April 30th the Dighton Rehoboth Leos club was chartered with 40 members, and was held at the Dighton Rehoboth High School cafeteria. Guests in attendance were the Dighton Lions, Dighton Dandi Lions, Rehoboth Lion, Rehoboth Anawan Lions, District 33S Chairperson for the Leos Kathryn Guy, Ray Moreau 2nd Vice District Governor for 33S, Dave Barbour 1st.

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Leo Club Advisor Derek DeMello was on hand to see the Leos officers installed who were: President Tyler Cardenas, V. P. Aimee Mello, Public Relations Mackenzie Whitney, Treasurer Donovan Burton, Secretary Emma Kearns. Congratulations to the officers, advisors and the 40 members who became Leos. We wish you all the luck in your endeavors. The two lions clubs from Rehoboth and the two from Dighton presented the gong and the gavel to the new Leos club to be used at their meetings. The Rehoboth, the Rehoboth Anawan, the Dighton, the Dighton Dandi Lions were the four clubs who sponsored The new Leos Club. Some of our recent events were our usual Marian Manor Bingo night. They really look forward to our coming! We attended the Rehoboth Lions Recognition night and congratulate all the award winners, one being our own member Kathy Conti. Congratulations for a well deserved award. It was a great night and a good time was had by all. The Lions State Convention was held at the beginning of May in Sturbridge where the election took place for all five Districts Y, A, N, K, S. Our territory is District S. The Youth Speech competition took place between the representatives from the five districts and the winner was from 33S who was William Tringili and he was sponsored by the Kingston Lions Club. Congratulations to William. The Massachusetts Lions All State Band representatives for our club were Richard Muri on the clarinet and Ryan Wilson on the saxophone along with all the All State Band member from across the state of Massachusetts put on a fantastic concert. Congratulations to all on your accomplishments. We will be attending the Memorial Day Parade which will be held in Dighton this year. We are all looking forward to it.

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On Sunday, June 24, 2012, the Seekonk Lions Club will sponsor a celebration of Seekonk’s 200th year. The event will take place on the fields behind Hurley Middle School on Newman Avenue. This is not a fund raiser; admission is free. It is just the Lions Club’s way of throwing a community wide birthday party. Event activities include: The Battle of the Bands. Local bands will provide music throughout the afternoon. A schedule of Band times will be forthcoming. The Sports Clinics. A series of clinics will be presented for young athletes. Noted coaches will lead presentations in Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and other sports. A schedule of clinics is forthcoming. The Antique Fire Truck Show. A collection of antique fire trucks will be presented. Local firemen will make demonstrations of old time fire fighting techniques. The Texas Barbeque. A centerpiece of the event will be a Texas Barbeque featuring barbequed chicken and pulled pork. There will be a dining tent. Barbeque tickets are available at the Seekonk Town Hall and Popular Pizza. The price the Barbeque is $10. There will be half orders available at $5 for children. Water Treatment Plant Tours. The Seekonk Water Treatment Plant is adjacent to the event site. This facility is truly state-of-theart. The plant personnel will organize tours of the facility throughout the day. The Inflatable’s. Play inflatable’s will be available for small children. They will include Bounce Castle, Water Slide, and Pitching Game. This all adds up to fun. There will be no rain date but in case of inclement weather the fun will be moved to the American Legion Hall on Fall River Avenue. For any additional information please call event Chairman, George Poli at 401 749-0261

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The Seekonk Kiwanis is helping to sponsor students at the high school to participate in a summer job program at the school. Also, a donation has been made to the after-prom program at the high school to help the seniors have a fun time but be safe. The club will be presenting a scholarship to a senior who demonstrates need, involvement in community service and a desire to attain further education. Members recently attended a meeting of the high school Key Club to present them with a banner to acknowledge their charter in 1995. Kiwanis is preparing their schedule for next year. Included will be a soap box derby on September 29th. Information about construction, safety specifications and suggested design details can be found on the web at Soap Box Derby kits There will be different classes for age groups from 7 years old to 14 years old. This is a fun filled family event designed to encourage participation through an adult-child program. It provides an opportunity to develop mutual respect and trust and the importance of individual pride and sportsmanship. If you have any questions, please contact David Viera at 508-844-3657 or Other activities will include a Breakfast with Santa, the annual Tree Lighting as well as the 17th annual Taste of the Town. The priority goad of Kiwanis is to help children. It is an international organization with over 600,000 members in 92 nations and geographic areas. In New England, we support the Pediatric Research Institute Program in Boston focusing on childhood illnesses. We have supported emergency personnel at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. And we have purchased automatic defibrillators and pediatric trauma equipment for Seekonk rescue vehicles as well as a water rescue sled and water protective gear for firemen. We help to sponsor an annual safety day to exhibit fire and rescue vehicle and the correct installation of child car safety seats and distribute bike helmets. Our current international goal is to prevent maternal and neonatal tetanus which kills nearly 60,000 babies every year.

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Lions Clubs Organize A Community Wide Recycling Day And Food Drive June 9, 2012 from 9 A.M. to Noon!

Rehoboth, MA, May 30, 2012 -- Members of the Rehoboth Lions Club and the new Dighton- Rehoboth Leo Lions will be on hand at the DL Beckwith School located at 330R Winthrop Street in Rehoboth on June 9, 2012 to raise funds and assist area communities recycle electronic waste, car and truck batteries, securely dispose of sensitive documents and receive food donations for the Helping Hands food pantry. In addition, the Lions are asking for old eyeglasses which will be made available to improve the sight of our less fortunate neighbors. Funds donated by community members will be used to continue the work of the Lions Clubs in the community. According to Russell Weddell, the Rehoboth Lions Club President, “Money raised on June 9th will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in our community including providing free use of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, ramps and walkers for our residents. Lions members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.” On June 3rd, you may bring your electronic waste to the DL Beckwith Middle School and for a $3 donation per item, Lions Club members will collect your old computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, fax machines, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, cameras, Hi-fi equipment, hairdryers, alarm clocks, power tools, air conditioners, used toner/ink cartridges virtually any mid-sized item that plugs into the wall. TV’s will also be accepted but the fee will be slightly higher; $10 for units 19” or under and $20 for TV’s 20” or larger. Car and Truck Batteries will also be taken for the same $3 fee. (no household batteries please) A shredder truck will also be on hand so area residents can bring their old sensitive documents to securely dispose of for $0.45 per pound. Lions will be collecting eyeglasses for re-use by the needy as well as food donations which will go to the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Rehoboth. Please bring non-perishable food to help restock the food pantry. There is currently a significant need. We will have plenty of helpers to remove the items from your car or truck. Please come out rain or shine to support our community and your Lions Clubs. This event is not limited to Rehoboth residents. Residents from other area communities are invited to participate. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Rehoboth Lions Club, please contact Bill Cute at 508-252-9435. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at


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The Massachusetts Lions Clubs held their state convention this past weekend in Sturbridge, MA. One of their major programs is the assembling of the Lions All-State Band with high school musicians from across the state that are selected by there music teachers and band directors to be invited. They practice hard for two solid days and present two concerts, one at the Friday evening Banquet and one for parents and all on Saturday afternoon. It is an honor to be selected and the resulting concerts are outstanding. There is a Jazz Ensemble, this year directed by Mr. Paul Pitts, Director of Music at the Boston Latin School. and the Program Conductor for 2012 was Mr. Thomas G. Everett, Director of Bands at Harvard for many years.

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For over 100 years, we’ve been waiting for you! If you’ve been meaning to try our Annual Clambake, this is your year. Experience the same summer event that’s been held behind Goff Hall (Blanding Library) for over 100 years. Enjoy tasty clams, fish, sausages, onions, potatoes, stuffing, sweet corn, brown bread and watermelon. Price: $34 per person. Call for reservations: 508-252-4363.

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Announcing the 2nd annual Rehoboth Antiquarian Society Scholarship which will be awarded to a student accepted to or enrolled in a post-secondary program related to history, museum or library sciences. Applicants from the greater Rehoboth area may apply. Application deadline is June 15, 2012. For more information and an application form, go to our website: www.carpentermuseum. org, or call 508-252-3031.

Rehoboth History Comes Alive for Third Graders

We’ve been enjoying our young visitors from Palmer River School this year as they take part in our third grade education program. This field trip is especially valuable to these students, since local history is part of the third grade curriculum. The children have the opportunity to try various hands-on activities, including open-hearth fireplace cooking, colonial games, weaving, and making pegs for our post & beam barn. We are extremely thankful to all our volunteers: Dave Downs, Cathy Potter, Odete Lacourse, Kylee Hitz, Kim Peranzi, Tracy Moran, Marie Sweeney, Jill Brown, Laura Napolitano, Gina Allard, Tina Hagman and Russ Spooner. Special thanks to Rebecca Smith, who organizes and runs this wonderful program, and to John Evans, who volunteers in the barn every day, every year that we have the program. With an entertaining approach, he not only teaches the children about the artifacts in the barn, but also teaches them how to hammer pegs and twist rope with a rope making device that he designed himself. The Carpenter Museum is grateful to Sally Duncan of Mason Street, who recently donated a partial set of china owned by her great-great grandparents Eliza A. (Bailey) and John Martin Horton. The Hortons married in January 1842 and purchased the Dwight Hammond Farm on Pleasant Street. Thereafter the farm was called the Horton Homestead. Sally estimates that her ancestors purchased the china around 1847. The pattern is called “Pelew” and was produced by Edward Challinor, who worked in the Staffordshire potteries area of England. It was discontinued circa 1855. The dishes are made of ironstone with a flow black or mulberry transferware underglaze. The design is characterized as chinoiserie, a style popular during the 17th and 18th centuries that reflected Chinese artistic influences. The dishes all contain a landscape scene with pagodas. Duncan’s gift to the Museum consists of components of a China set with five-piece place settings. There are eight tea bowls, seven saucers, nine bread & butter plates, two dinner plates, and a creamer and sugar bowl. They will be placed on view in the Parlor exhibit at the Museum.

Remembering Rehoboth School Days: Retired Educators Recall Their Teaching Years

How have things changed in Rehoboth schools over the past few decades? This was the question posed at the “Teachers Talk” Forum held at Goff Hall on May 6. The program was part of the “Remembering Rehoboth School Days” series of events sponsored by the Carpenter Museum. Panelists at this event included retired Rehoboth teachers Bill Cute, who served as moderator, Janice Rogala, Kathryn Warish, Nancy Carpenter, and Donna DelPrete, as well as Al St. John, former principal of Palmer River School from 1975 to 2005.

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How Has Education Changed?

Bill Cute: Think of the state of education when you entered it and when you left. What are the major ways education has evolved and changed? Nancy Carpenter: When I first started teaching, I could do what I wanted when I wanted. I taught fourth grade at North Rehoboth School. We didn’t have as many books as today. Kathy Warish: Things got more regimented. When Proposition 2-1/2 happened and with liability problems, things changed. Al St. John: We were in control of what we were doing when I started. Gradually it became following what the state testing pro-

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Janice Rogala: I think that MCAS compares apples and oranges. Naturally a teacher who is teaching a remedial course will have students who do not test as well as students in an AP Physics course, for example, yet the teachers are evaluated on how well their students do on tests. Janice Rogala: We’ve always had standardized testing. It’s what is done with testing now that I have a problem with. Nancy Carpenter: I didn’t pay any attention to standardized tests in my classes [in the 1940s & 1950s] and they all did all right.

Are Kids Different Today?

Donna DelPrete: Kids are kids, but interaction with adults has changed. Kids today are bolder and freer about what they say to the teacher. Then there’s all this technology, hand-held games, video games. Kids are obsessed with them. By the time I left, I felt like I had to entertain kids, not just teach them. The teacher’s job is a lot harder when you are competing with entertainment. Janice Rogala: Kids are exposed to a lot more today. The younger kids don’t remember the twin towers falling. They only know the world of lockdowns we have today. Kids haven’t changed. Their world has changed. Al St. John: Children seemed more like individuals when I started and more like part of a group when I left. Peer groups are important and everything is so organized. It’s changed. Kathy Warish: If parents allow all that is not so good out there to come into their homes they are doing a disservice to children. They need to monitor more what their kids are doing. Nancy Carpenter: Everything has changed. Teachers are now told what to do. We used to be able to go to the kitchen and cook when I was teaching the kids about fractions.

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The Rhode Island Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) wrapped up its 2012 Man & Woman of the Year competition on May 12, 2012 at a Grand Finale in Newport with Tim Robey and Cathy Edington coming out victorious in this 10-week fundraising competition. Man of the Year, Tim Robey, the Senior Vice President of Dwight Asset Management raised over $52,000 in is 10-week campaign. Cathy Edington, Strategic Account Specialist for Cox Communications won the title of Woman of the Year raising over $18,000 in her 10-week battle. Both candidates raised these funds through online donations, social media, and numerous events – golf outings and 80’s dances, just to name a couple. The money raised by candidates over the ten week period is used by LLS to fund research seeking cures and better therapies, and to provide information and support so that patients have the best possible outcomes throughout their cancer experience.

Dale R Wetherell Promoted

Former Rehoboth Police Officer Dale R Wetherell has been promoted to Chief of College Police at the Community College of Rhode Island; Chief Wetherell assumed his new position effective May 9th 2012. Chief Wetherell has been with the Community College of Rhode Island since June 5th 2005, Wetherell was hired as the Departments Captain, served in that position for three years while stationed at the Newport County Campus. Wetherell was transferred to the Lincoln Campus in May of 2008, assumed the position of Acting Deputy Chief of the College Police Department and ran the day to day activities of both the Lincoln and Newport Campuses. On March 5th 2012 Wetherell took over as Acting Chief of College Police, Wetherell assumes command of a College Police Force that staffs 8 Command Officers, 20 sworn patrol Officers, and 3 non-sworn at four Campuses Warwick, Lincoln, Providence, and Newport. Chief Wetherell is stationed at College Police Headquarters in Warwick. Wetherell spent 30 years as a member of the Rehoboth Police Department, joining the Department in May of 1974 and retiring as Chief of the Department in 2003. Chief Wetherell has many fond memories of his time while serving the Town of Rehoboth; Chief Wetherell was proud to serve as an officer on the Rehoboth Police Department and is extremely proud of the men and women that serve the Town of Rehoboth now. Chief Wetherell resides in Rehoboth a lifelong resident; he has two children daughter Shannon Weremay, a granddaughter Jaiden Weremay both of Rehoboth, and a son Mark Wetherell who is currently entering his sophomore year at Springfield College majoring in Administration of Justice.

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Kristen Kenney to be Recognized at Annual Honey Dew Donuts® Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Saturday, June 2 at the Sheraton in Needham, Mass.

Each year Honey Dew Donuts® awards more than $25,000 in scholarship money to graduating high school seniors from Honey Dew Donuts® franchise communities throughout New England. This year, Rehoboth High School senior Kristen Kenney is one of approximately 100 area students selected to receive a 2012 Honey Dew Donuts® Scholarship of $250.  To be eligible, Kenney had to demonstrate academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of B- or better, be accepted into a four-year accredited college or university, and participate in community service activities.   Honey Dew Donuts® has awarded more $225,000 to over 800 graduating high school seniors in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island since the inception of the company’s scholarship program in 1999. 



Jeffrey Sanders Receives Professional Golf Card from the PGA

Congratulations to Jeffrey Sanders of Seekonk, PGA a 2007 graduate of Seekonk High School and a 2011 graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor Degree in Professional Golf Management (Business Management). Most recently, Jeffrey has received his Professional Golf Card from the PGA and is currently Assistant Golf Pro at The Country Club in Brookline, MA.

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Ian Richard Hiatt, Carol Jean Moran and Meghan Leigh Trace, all of Rehoboth, earned advanced degrees at Bridgewater State University’s Graduate Commencement Convocation on May 9.

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Michael R. Bartlett Receives Degree

Seekonk resident Michael R. Bartlett received a Bachelor of Science in Management, magna cum laude, from Rhode Island College. Michael is employed as the Asst. Superintendent of Parks for the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.

Alyssa Karol Limperis graduates Magna Cum Laude

Alyssa Karol Limperis of Seekonk graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College, earning a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish. Alyssa gave the commencement address at the graduation ceremony. Alyssa has accepted a position as management consultant with BTS in Manhattan, beginning in the fall. She has been accepted into the Dartmouth College Tuck Business Program this summer.

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The following local people graduated from The University of Connecticut on May 6th, 2012: Seekonk - Scott Gregory Allison, John Joseph Karwashan, Emily Elizabeth Trodson.

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Events & Activities Bristol County Triad

There will be a Bristol County Triad picnic on Friday June 8, 2012 at the Christian Assembly Church Grounds 1494 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk. All triad members and their guests are welcome. The picnic begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes food, entertainment, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the next Rehoboth Triad meeting on Wednesday May 18th at 10 a.m. For questions or more information, you can contact Monique Stylos at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office (508) 995-6400 ext 2918.

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There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, June 8, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. All dances will be taught by caller Nils Fredland. Music will be performed by Glen Loper & Friends. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.

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* FREE * On Sunday evening, June 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The June 10 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, contact Suzanne Elliott at or call 508669-5656. http://www.contradancelinks. com/jammers.html.

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Mariah was a 14 year old girl diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in May, 2006. After many treatments, she lost her battle with cancer in March, 2007. The reason for this fundraiser is to give back to those who have helped her. The Tomorrow Fund Motorcycle Registration: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (must have helmets) Place: Kevin Hurley Middle School, 650 Newman Avenue (Route 152), Seekonk, MA Donations: $15.00 per person in advance, $20.00 at the door The ride will end at The Whiskey Republic, 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI All proceeds to benefit The Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children’s Hospital After the ride, food, raffles, and music by Mercy Bullets. For more information, please visit the website (aridefortomorrow. com) or our Facebook Page For Tickets, contact: Jean Burda 508-726-5139, Tom Burda 508-726-1187

Rehoboth Contra Dance

Caller, Steve Zakon-Anderson; music by Dave Langford and Peter Barnes

There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, June 22, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. All dances will be taught by caller Steve Zakon-Anderson. Music will be performed by Dave Langford and Peter Barnes. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375;

Rehoboth Contra Dance

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There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, June 29, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. All dances will be taught by caller Will Mentor. Music will be performed by Max Newman & Friends. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.

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5th Annual Hasbro Children’s Hospital Motorcycle Run To Benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital Sunday July 15, 2012 (Rain Date July 22, 2012)

Location: Wal-Mart; 1180 Fall River Ave.; Seekonk, Ma Upper Parking Lot, Ride End’s at Tweet’s Balzanos 180 Mt. Hope Ave.; Bristol, RI Tickets $20.00 per person; $15.00 if purchased by July 1, 2012 Raffles, 50/50 Raffle; Full Police Escort Registration Begins At 10:00 Am, Ride Leaves At 12:00 Noon Sharp! Helmets Will Be Needed For This Ride For Early Registration / Information Contact Sandy Phillips 508336-0290 OR 508-336-3749

D-R Class of 1962 Reunion

The Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School Class of 1962 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion. The reunion will take place at the Hillside Country Club, Hillside Ave. Rehoboth on Friday, August 31. HELP - If anyone knows where we can find these missing classmates please call Jeanne (Rogers) Noons at 508 824-0534 or email or call Craig Stevens at 508-2228824. Missing classmates - David Boily, Gail L. Arsenault, Carol A. Creasman, Sandra Louise Nelson, David Rathkamp, Lynn Kay Vangilder, Sandra Janice Wood, Cynthia B. Clayton, Christine M. (Borden) Jennings.

Town of Dighton Tri-Centennial Events

JULY 4: Community Church --Candlelit Cemetery Walk and Reading of Declaration of Independence Library – Summer Art Camp 15: Community Church - Day Lily Show 21: Tribal Council Powwow 26: Library – An evening with Annawon Weeden 31: Library – Children – summer reading – Time Capsule AUGUST 4: Library – for everyone – Movie Under the Stars 9: Library – The Big 300 Nature Quest—Part I 16: Library – The Big 300 Nature Quest – Part II 18: Canoe/Kayak Adventure 18: St. Nicholas of Myra Church -Dighton Rock Presentation and Park Visit SEPTEMBER 15: Library – Book Discussion 17: Friends of the Library – “Taste of Dighton” 22: Tri-Centennial Parade 29: Tri-Centennial Ball and Social OCTOBER 6: Library – Historic Graveyard Tour –Riverside Cemetery, Tribal Council Powwow, Community Church - Calico Fair 19-20-21: Bristol Aggie Fall Show 20: Library – Graveyard Tour – Riverside Cemetery NOVEMBER 3: Library – Graveyard Tour Riverside Cemetery 4: Dighton Lions Club – Arts Festival; Historical Society – Open House; Tribal Council – Potluck and Dancing DECEMBER 8: Garden Club – Holiday House Tour 21: Community Church -Christmas Caroling in Colonial Dress The library is planning other summer activities, and the churches are making additional plans, as well. This listing will be updated as changes or additions are made. Go to for updates And watch Local Cable Channel 9


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May was a busy month with many fun filled activities for our students and families. I would like to extend a special thank you to the following volunteers. Thank you to Debra Fitzgerald and Catherine Benevides for planning our Family Fun Bingo Night, there were many winners and lots of prizes! Thank you to Peter and Lisa Hebda for orchestrating the fabulous Palmer River Talent Show and Sundae Funday Event. The audiences enjoyed two shows of comedy, singing, dancing, and other acts. We have very talented children in our schools. Thank you to Debra Fitzgerald for bringing RIF (Reading is Fundamental) to our first and second graders. The students were delighted to receive free books. At our May meeting we voted new board members for the 20122013 school year. I welcome Meghan Coyne as Vice President of Beckwith Middle School, Tiffany Bartholomew as Treasurer, and Traci Cady as Assistant Treasurer. I thank Tiffany Bartholemew for her years in the role as Vice President of Beckwith, and Molly Lewandowski for her years in the role as Treasurer.

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I would like to thank the numerous, kind and generous people and businesses who recently helped the PTSA show its gratitude to the dedicated teachers and faculty at Beckwith. Tasty treats were provided by: Mrs. Benevides, Mrs. Cannistrano, Mrs. Connors, Mrs. Davis, Miss A. Duncan, Mrs. Dyer, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Gross, Mrs. King, Mrs. Lawn, Mrs. Massoud, Mrs. Moran, Mrs. Roy, Mrs. Saleeba, Mrs. Sousa, and Mrs. Wheeler. Rehoboth businesses who thoughtfully donated were, Dunkin Donuts, M & D’s Country Kitchen, Rehoboth House of Pizza, and Vino’s Family Cafe. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s week long event an enormous success! Respectfully submitted, Sue Duncan, PTSA Beckwith Staff Appreciation Chair

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Palmer River News Elise DuBois, Assistant to Principal

Around the World in First Grade

Students in the first grade have been exploring the seven continents. The children learned about where the continents are located, animals that live there, and the major facts about each continents. Miss Andrews and Miss Harper kept it fun by leading a safari “Through Africa”. Beyond this, the students took an outback adventure where they discovered compound words, trekked into the bitter cold of the Antarctic, and watched the platypus in the “Australian Zoo”. The students explored how to pick up items with chopsticks in Asia, watched the panda cam at the zoo, climbed Mount Everest in search of word blends, and explored the rainforests in South America. Finally, the students all traveled back to North America where they learned that the USA is not the only country in North America. The children made passports which were stamped at every continent. The children each collected a recipe from each continent and decorated the collection to make a book to take home so that they could possibly try food from around the world. On the last day everyone made a suitcase to bring home all of their treasures from around the world!

Bugs Abound

It is beginning to look like “Ladybug Land” in Mrs. Bergeron’s first grade. Ladybugs arrived three weeks ago as larvae and the children were able to observe them crawling around their “Ladybug Land”. The children enthusiastically watered their food with an eye dropper daily. They are busy bugs; the children and teacher found two bugs who had escaped outside of their house one morning but were able to corral them back into their house. Since their arrival, the ladybugs have turned into the pupa stage where they remained for five days. The children were thrilled to finally release them in our courtyard. To close out the lesson, the class read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle and designed whales just like those in the story. The children learned a lot about the life cycle and the role of ladybugs in our environment. The students were surprised to learn that ladybugs are not all red with black spots...there are orange, yellow and even black ones The students wrote fictional stories about their own “fingerprint ladybug” to share all that they had learned. Green Thumb - Kindergarten students with Mrs. George have taken to a study of “agriculture”. Recently, these five and six year old students planted a flower garden.  Mrs. George reports that the flower garden is off to a great start. The students were appreciative of the help offered by one of the parents, Mrs. Mackenzie. Mrs. George’s dad also assisted in tilling the area. This class is looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom into June. The children are hopeful they will have a beautiful garden to share by the kindergarten field day. They are excited to show off their “green thumb”

It is a Zoo

In our fourth grades, many students are anxiously awaiting the hatching of their chicks. Any day now, children will be examining illustrious eggs as the chicks begin to peck their way to freedom (from the shell that is). As part of their study on animal adaptation, the children with Mrs. Stebbings and Miss Gridley have conducted many “EGGsperiments”. The students tested density of water by floating an egg. They figured out how to tell the difference between a hard-boiled egg and a not cooked egg just by spinning it, and made an egg bounce by leaving it in vinegar for a few days. Students wish to extend a “thank you” to Mrs. Lawton who has been wonderful to come in to help candle the eggs, teach the different parts of the eggs and build a brooder with the children. The chicks are soon to hatch. Very “EGGciting”! Along with the animal theme,

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Thank you to all of our Palmer River families for supporting the Palmer River Spirit Week initiative. Spirit week provided a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work done by our third and Fourth graders on their MCAS tests. In addition to dressing for each day’s spirited theme, the students did an amazing job bringing in cans and boxed items for the Rehoboth Food Pantry. Some children have shared that they have donated their allowance and have done chores to earn money. One child set up a lemonade stand on the weekend and donated the proceeds to the Rehoboth Food Pantry. We are very proud of all the students and families that took that extra moment to select items to give to this very worthwhile cause. The children seemed so pleased and proud of their efforts. Thus far… 654 cans/boxed items and $205.00 dollars have been donated. We will continue the effort hoping to reach 1000 items collected!

Amazing Volunteers

As we close out the year, on behalf of the teachers, office staff and administrative team, I would like to extend a word of appreciation to all our very dedicated volunteers. Throughout the year, nearly 100 parents, grandparents, aunts, and ‘friends of Palmer River’ have helped to help shape our school. We value the work of all of our volunteers. Many supported our classrooms as room parents, helped with learning activities, supported our library, dedicated countless hours to copy work, and much more. Our PTSA also played an integral role in strengthening our school climate and affording our children additional enrichment opportunities, fieldtrips, and technology throughout the school. Members of this association, also volunteers, are amazingly dedicated to our children and continue to go above and beyond in so many ways. There are not words enough to express my gratitude to each and every volunteer. We have extended an invitation to each of you to join us at our volunteer appreciation breakfast this month. Please come to join in the camaraderie and let us show you a small token of gratitude for all you do. You are the greatest!

Summer Reading Rocks!

Yes! Reading is still one of the most important activities that needing to take place - especially in the summer. We will again be asking all of our students to complete minimal summer reading. This year we will kick off summer reading with a school-wide book swap. Here the students will bring in several of their own books to contribute and then take home two “new to them” books of their choice. Working with our town library, we will again team together to offer students a variety of literacy challenges. Dr. George is on board too supplying us with a way to keep us all organized in our summer reading efforts. Be on the look out for your summer reading materials!

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Beckwith Middle School Dates to Remember

June 5 Step-Up Day for grade 4 June 5 Spring Concert June 6 Beckwith Talent Show June 7 Step-Up Night -6:30 gr. 4 parents June 13 Grade 7 Field Day June 15 Grade 8 Field Day June 18 Grade 6 Field Day June 19 Grade 5 Field Day June 19 Grade 8 Graduation 7:30 p.m. June 20 Gr 5, 6, 7 Last Day of School DISMISSAL AT 10:00 a.m. June 30 Term 4 Report Cards Mailed

Spring Math Team

On Friday, April 27th, Beckwith Middle School hosted the Spring 2012 Massasoit League Math Meet. The following participants proudly earned a third place finish for us! Greg Boudreau-Fine, Caylie Cross, Kylie D’Ambrosio, Caroline DeCoste, Sara Enos, Deanna Fleming, Lexy Froment, Kelsey Hastings, Emma Masse, Haley Mitsmenn, Kim Reilly, Antonia Scott, Victoria Scott, Liza Sousa, Raquel Sousa, Ashley Szczoczarz, Jon Ursillo, and Holly Wentworth. Sara Enos, Antonia Scott, Holly Wentworth, and Jon Ursillo were the top scorers for Beckwith and all the mathletes demonstrated a great team effort! Job well done! Congratulations!

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With spring in the air, the newly formed Gardening Club at Beckwith is looking to beautify our school grounds. Since the club is solely run by volunteers, we are seeking donations of any kind. If you have bulbs that need to be split, or extra gardening equipment such as shovels, trowels, edgers, etc., please consider donating these items to be used to enhance our school.  Please note we are looking for non-invasive plants/flowers/ shrubs.  Donations can be dropped off to Mrs. Heim (Room 102) or Mrs. DeMelo (Room 214) by May 30th.

Beckwith Music Notes

The D.L. Beckwith Middle School Bands will be marching in the Dighton Memorial Day Parade on May 28th. They will also be performing with the D.L. Beckwith Middle School Choruses in the annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the D.L. Beckwith Middle School gym. There will also be a concert for senior citizens at 12:30 p.m.


Congratulations to Caroline DeCoste who was chosen as a member of the 2012 Junior SEMSBA Chorus. She represented Beckwith Middle School in the SEMSBA Music Festival that was held on May 4th and 5th in Braintree, Massachusetts. The music festival concluded with a chorus concert that was attended by families and friends. continued on page 54...

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D.L. Beckwith Middle School’s performances of Beckwith Goes to Oz were held on May 4, 5, and 6. The cast were fabulous as we joined them in their journey over the rainbow. Mr. Jodoin had a cameo appearance during the tornado. The dedication and attention to detail of cast and our production team were evident during the shows. Thank you to cast, production team, custodial staff, and our sponsors for bringing us on the trip to Oz and back!


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Eighth grade students will attend classes at D-R on June 7 and 8 from 7:15 a.m. until 1:51 p.m. Students participating in the summer DRRHS Freshman Transition need to have their registration forms completed at the high school by June 28, 2012. Please see our website for the brochure and details.


It feels like spring has finally arrived. Baseball and softball seasons are underway, flowers are in bloom, and the weather has finally warmed up some. Keeping the nice, warm weather in mind, please help your child to continue to select clothing each day which is suitable to wear to school. Remind them to dress appropriately for the occasion; school is a learning environment.

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Local Middle Level Students Receive Prestigious Awards

Jenna Massoud and Matthew Andrade, students at Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, were honored at the thirteenth annual Middle Level Scholar Leader Awards Banquet held at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on May 23, 2012. The Middle Level Scholar Leaders Award is organized annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators (COMMLE) and the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), with supporting sponsorship from Lifetouch National School Studios. Each student was presented with an award recognizing his or her achievements. The criteria for being chosen to receive the

Middle Level Scholar Leader Award include demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing service to classmates and school, exemplifying positive attitudes, and demonstrating leadership in the classroom and school activities. Over 450 guests, including students, educators, and parents, attended this year’s banquet which celebrated the achievements of middle level students who are representative of the many outstanding young adolescents in middle level schools in Massachusetts. The guests included ninety students from forty-five schools all over the state.

Beckwith Middle School Spirit Week

By: Tristan Rabbitt - Grade 8 It’s not every day that you get to sit next to Princess Peach in class or bump into Spiderman while navigating the hallway. And you know that something is up when none other than Smallville’s own Clark Kent is teaching you American history. Normally occurrences like this would be thought to be quite extraordinary, but for students at Beckwith Middle School during Spirit Week these encounters are actually quite ordinary. Spirit Week 2012 kicked off on Monday, April 2nd and ran until the 6th. The situation described above was actually an excerpt from Monday’s Superhero/Character Day theme. Throughout the day the school was safe from the powers of evil as many superheroes flew through the halls. In addition to the protectors of the universe there were many popular movie and book characters. Tuesday was a blast from the past - Decade Day. The school came alive with fashions from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. While there were not any hot rods parked in the lot, there were many leather-jacket clad greasers strutting throughout the school. The scent of clothes that had been buried deep in the closet for too long mixed with hairspray to form an “interesting” aroma. Rumor has it that a few confused scholars dressed as pirates. On Wednesday the festivities continued with Twin Day. The aim of this day was for students to dress identically to a friend or two. Entire baseball teams jogged through the halls, procrastinators swapped shoes in homeroom, and teachers attempted to crack jokes about seeing double. They weren’t successful. Spirit Week concluded on Thursday with the annual Color Day theme. Fifth graders dressed in purple, sixth in orange, seventh in green, and finally eighth in red. The upstairs hallway shared by the seventh and eighth grades looked like a late Christmas celebration. This was without a doubt the most popular day. You could easily realize this in the cafeteria by looking out and seeing that there were very few spots of land in the sea of color.

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Hopping to Help and Disability Awareness The Children of the CFC Rehoboth Head Start recently held their 4th annual Hop A Thon for Muscular Dystrophy and reached their goal and exceeded last years total by raising $629.00 ! They held hopping activities throughout the month of learning about disabilities and Muscular Dystrophy, and bunnies of course! They did math with rolling dice and hopping the right number and adding two together! They built towers of bunnies to increase their fine motor skills, they matched bunnies and shapes, they heard lots

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News And Notes From Blanding Library by Leslie Patterson

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We thank everyone who helped make our recent used book sale another success with a total of $3,352 collected that weekend. All the profits from the sale will go to the library to help buy much needed items on the library’s wish list. We especially thank Sharon Beskid and Avis Prior for all their work organizing the sale and a special thank-you to Lisa Reigel for her many hours of sorting books, a mighty chore. Another big thank-you goes to local individuals and businesses who generously gave donations of goods and services to the silent auction. Thanks for helping support your public library is such a big way to these donors: Judy Gates, Iain Ross, Bernice Baer, Anawan Cleaners, Earle’s Carpet Cleaning, KP Grill, Vino’s, Azaria Tanning, Francis Farm, Shear Artistry Salon, Dr. Richard Cohen, Nana’s Place, Plaza Pizza, Five Bridge Inn, Chartley Country Store, Bristol County Savings Bank, Rehoboth House of Pizza, Zeno’s, Dr. Jared Stubbs, Propane Plus, Elizabeth Munroe/Mary Kay, Country Thyme Florist, David Smith Realty, Arts in the Village, Hillside Country Club, J&J Materials, Hidden Acres Kennel, Araujo’s Garden Center, Don’s Small Engine Repair, Oakdale Farms, Bella Faces, Tranquil Lake Nursery, Monroe Feed Store, Faial Restaurant, The Secret Garden, Farrell Backlund Insurance, Doug’s Music, and Rosasharn Farm. (If we missed anyone here, please let us know.)

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“The Sun Doesn’t Want to Go to Bed And Neither Do We!” Vanessa Trien, a Boston-based singer-songwriter will welcome summer in the Blanding Library’s annual Summer Solstice Celebration, this year on Thurs. June 21 at 6:45 p.m. The free program is for all ages. Vanessa’s musical energy will have us dancing in the aisles. Put on your pajamas, bring a blanket and favorite stuffed animal and join the summer fun. (No reservations necessary). Regular children’s programs for the summer will get underway after the Fourth of July. A six-week series of Tot Times for little ones and Story and Craft Hours for older kids will begin that week. Look for more information to come on our website, www.blandinglibrary. net. The theme of the 2012 summer reading program is “Dream Big -- READ!” The statewide summer reading program for children is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. We thank the Rehoboth Cultural Council for making possible two recent children’s programs at the Blanding, Making Music at the Library with Ellen Hoffman and Mr. Vinny’s Little Puppet Show. The Banding Library book club will next meet on Tues. June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The book of the month is “The Gardner Heist” by Ulrich Boser.

The Blanding Library, 124 Bay State Rd. Rehoboth, is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays, including Wed. July 4 for Independence Day. For more information: or call 508-252-4236.

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SEEKONK, MA- The Fab Four were a phenomenon unlike any other the United States had ever seen. On Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 pm local actor and music enthusiast Mark Cartier will be at the Seekonk Public Library to take us back through history and recreate those fabulous years. Utilizing several song selections and anecdotes, Mark will trace the history and development of the Beatles career from their first recording of Love Me Do through their conquest of America, their growth as singer-songwriters, their multiple innovations in the studio and finally the diverging interests which lead to the inevitable break-up of the group, leaving in their wake one of the greatest legacies in recording history. You will not want to miss this event! Whether you are a new fan or you have been devoted since that first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, there will be something for you! This event is free and open to the public in part from a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For information: or Contact:



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SEEKONK, MA –There is more that goes into managing your money than making a simple budget at the beginning of the month. We all know how a car repair or unexpected purchase can throw off those numbers. Julie Bernick of Money Management International will join us at the Seekonk Public Library on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm to teach us how to use our budgets while maximizing our income. Wise financial management means making choices about money every day. A spending plan will help you manage your income no matter what situation you face. A disaster does not have to ruin all of the hard work you have put into managing your money. It just means that you will have to adjust your spending in a way that will meet your current needs while protecting your long term goals. Join Julie this evening and leave with the peace of mind knowing that you will be prepared for the future. Whether you are accounting for an unseen expense or deciding how to incorporate a raise into your spending plan, you will be prepared to make your money work for you! Registration is preferred, but optional. Open to the public. To register or for more information, please call the library at (508) 336-8230 ext. 130. For more information: www.seekonkpl. org; Contact:

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2012 Summer Reading Program Begins June 11 for Kids and Adult



This year the summer reading program will kick-off with a concert by  “Uncle Moe,” New England’s own rock ‘n roll band for kids and families. From Johnny Cash inspired country and folk music to the golden oldies of the fifties, from reggae to rock-n-roll and all things in between, Uncle Moe has something for everyone. More information is below under Events.   Starting Monday, June 18 you’ll be able to register at the library, by phone, or online through our website at Call the library or check out our “Calendar of Events” for a full listing of programs. Statewide summer reading is sponsored by local libraries, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Boston Bruins, with federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



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Youth Events

Call the Youth Services department for information about ongoing programs and storytimes.

Uncle Moe! Monday June 18, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Our Summer Reading Kick-off Event! “Dream Big--READ!” Join us for “Uncle Moe,” New England’s own rock ‘n roll band for kids and families. With their catchy upbeat original music, they’ve been delighting youngsters at daycare centers, summer camps, town libraries, music festivals, and family parties since 2004. Weather permitting, this program will be held in the Library’s back yard (The Meadows), so bring a lawn chair, your blankets and have fun dancin’!!!! ( We’ll move indoors to our Large Meeting Room if weather is inclement.)

Dora’s Storytime Adventure! Thursday June 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Visit with Dora LIVE in our Meeting Room! The special program is sponsored by the UFund Start-U-Reading Program. Children will participate in a story time, acting out books with this favorite literary character! Parents are invited to bring their cameras for photos of their children with Dora! No registration is required. It’s free and open to the public!

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SPORTS UPDATE Seekonk Sports Roundup

By Jim Chandley “It’s the first time since I’ve been here,” said Seekonk athletic director Ray Grant Tuesday as he smiled with pride. The coach’s pride was well founded; for the first time in his tenure, all of the spring teams are playoff bound. Although track is a nebulous system where the regular season and playoffs are difficult to segregate, there are Seekonk athletes bound for the track state tournaments.


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At 12-7, Warrior baseball will head for the playoffs again this year, their second berth in as many years under skipper Joe Demelo. Senior captain Ryan Corry was recently named to the South Coast Conference All-star team. He will take the ball on Saturday when his team will take on the Spartans of Bishop Stang in the second round of the playoffs (both teams received first round byes). “Pitching’s easy when you’ve got guys who can make the plays behind you. When you give an award to a pitcher, it’s like giving an award to the whole team,” said Corry when he learned of his selection to the All-star team. Corry had high praise for his catcher, Matt Foley, the team’s other conference All-star. “Most people don’t even know how good Matt Foley is…he’s 6’4”, 210 lbs., it’s like throwing to [Red Sox catcher Jarrod] Saltalamacchia,” said Corry. The starter added that his team is ready for Bishop Stang, claiming that the knowledge that the next seven innings could be their last is fueling this team.


With an impressive finishing mark of 14-6, Seekonk’s softball team is off to the playoffs once again. Coach Gary Miller’s team has been riding the hot bats of Lindsey Leclerc and Katie Andrade this season. They also have sound defense, particularly Shayna DaCunha and Ally Whitelaw, who make up the left side of the Warrior infield. “We are ready for the new competition and the challenge. A win against Spellman would put us into the semifinals,” says Leclerc. The team will square off with Cardinal Spellman in the second round of the playoffs (both teams received byes) on Saturday evening.

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With an impressive 11-3 record, boys’ tennis is headed to the playoffs with the best winning percentage of any of the spring teams at Seekonk this season. Coach Dale Seward’s boys are hard at work. They practiced for more than two hours on Tuesday as they awaited news of whom they would face in the first round of the playoffs. When the news came, they were pleased to have a first round bye, awaiting the winner of Cape Cod Academy and Cardinal Spellman on Friday. Adding to the spoils, their matchup with one of those teams will take place in Seekonk at a time and date to be determined.

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At 7-7, girls tennis just squeaked into the 2012 MIAA playoffs, but they made it. Hope Starr-Mararian has been having a splendid season, playing first singles as a Freshman. With her help, and under leadership like that of captain Alex Beyrouthy, coach Mike Petrucci’s girls are headed to the second season. The good news is, the girls get to take a ferry ride. The bad news is, they will take on the three seed Martha’s Vineyard on the island on Friday afternoon. If they should advance, they would face the winner of Fairhaven vs. Westport in round two.

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Both boys and girls track are now preparing for their state meets, coming up . Nate Robitaille finished second in the shotput in the Eastern Massachusetts divisional meet with a throw of 53’ 9”. He was first in the discus at 151’ 1”, a throw that beat his closest competitor by over 15’. “Good day at the office,” said Robitaille after the divisional meet. The boys finished 13th overall in the meet. Robitaille is the only male competitor from Seekonk to make the all-state performance list. Vanessa Noelte finished third in the girls 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles at the divisional meet, helping the team to a 14th place finish out of 36 teams. She is the only female competitor on the all-state performance list for Seekonk, placing in both events.

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Students from the Rocky Silva American Karate dojo demonstrated their talents at Seekonk High School in late May. Five students received their black belts at this ceremony, while three others became second-degree black belts.


Opening Day took place on Saturday 4/14 and it could not have been a more picture perfect day. It was great to see everyone come down to the field for our opening ceremonies to officially start our baseball season. Thank you to Liam Clancy who did a wonderful job singing the national anthem and to the Rehoboth Police officers who assisted in raising the flag. We have been having a great season of baseball so far. The weather has not been too rainy and the fields look great. Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who work every day to get our fields ready to play ball!

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All Star Coaches have been named. This year’s coaches are:

Here are the 2012 Baseball All Star Coaches. 8u - Jay Delaplain 9u - Sean Dunn 10u - John Pray 11u - Al Tatton 12u - Craig Cox Congratulations to the following players who have made the 2012 Rehoboth 8u All Star Team: Ryan Boulay Hunter Brierly Mitchell Bushell Kyle Delaplain Bryce Downs Jeremy Kinniburgh Jackson Lifrak Ian Papa

Hendrix Pray Kameron Robitaille Alex Tomellini Brady Walsh U10 girls softball team. Sarah Arnold Andria Braga Brianna Cambra Grace Couto Emily D’ Ambrosio Madelynne Dunlop Jenna Gross Meghan Reed  Sophie Reposa  Vanessa Ripley Taegan Salera Gwen Tatton Check the website for updates on all of the All Star Teams!!

Summer Slam Dates Have Been Set. Mark your calendars: 8U - June 28th - July 1st 9U - July 5th - July 8th 10U - July 19th - July 24th 11U - July 26th - July 29th 12U - July 12th - July 15th

Clam Boil Friday Night, June 22, 2012 Seekonk Rod and Gun Club 61 Reed St., Rehoboth, MA Doors Open: 6:00 pm Dinner Served: 7:00 pm Tickets: $25 per person BYOB, soft drinks available for purchase Tickets available at Concession Stand

Pitch Hit and Run

4/29/12 was the date for RYBSA’s annual hosting of a local chapter of the National Pitch Hit and Run Competition. Players were challenged to pitch to hit in a strike zone, hitting distance challenge and a timed running challenge. The highest scorers in each division, in each age group will be advancing to the next level of competition which will be held in Fairhaven MA. The weather was great and the turnout was strong. Congratulations to all the contestants moving on!! Check our website and Face book page for updates and other information. www.

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About 30 DR Strikers Players and Coaches marched in this years Dighton Rehoboth Memorial Day Parade held in Dighton this year on Monday May 28th. Notice in the bottom right hand corner the Strikers mascot Bosco sporting a DR Striker T-Shirt. The Dighton Rehoboth Soccer Club will be hosting the U10 Friendship Tourney at Bliss Field on Sunday June 10th. 19 teams from the South Coast Soccer League will be attending. For more information on the Strikers please visit

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The Rehoboth Garden Club will hold the June meeting at Tranquil Lake Nursery on Monday, June 11th at 11:00 AM. We will tour the Nursery and then have lunch there. Members will need to bring a bag lunch and a drink. Also, the Rehoboth Garden Club is once again offering a second semester $1000.00 scholarship to a high school senior or graduate student from Rehoboth and surrounding communities. Applicants must have been accepted to an accredited college or graduate school. Applicants must major in some phase of natural science such as landscape architecture/design, agricultural sciences, forestry, environmental sciences, natural resource management, land use management, horticulture, botany, plant science, agronomy, soil and crop science or marine biology. Students may obtain applications by writing to the Rehoboth Garden Club, 117 Carpenter Street, Rehoboth Mass.02769 or calling 508-252-6337. Deadline for applications is June 30th, 2012. Completed applications should be mailed to the 117 Carpenter Street address. A Fall Flower Show entitled “Autumn Joy” and sponsored by the Rehoboth Garden Club will be held at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth on September 22, 2012 from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. Profits from the show will be used to renovate the Blanding Library Garden. Floral designs can be submitted by members and the horticulture section is open to the community for submissions. For more information call Marjorie Johnston at 508 252 4528.

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How You Can Help Volunteers Needed To Play With Homeless Children!

Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking fun-loving and dependable volunteers to interact and play with children living in homeless shelters in Southeastern MA. We offer morning, afternoon and evening shifts, so there is likely to be one that fits your schedule. A commitment of 2 hours a week, the same day and time each week, for 6 months is required. Trainings occur every six to eight weeks. All training sites are handicap accessible. Upcoming volunteer trainings are scheduled for:

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12/13 6-8:30pm (both nights required) West Bridgewater, MA Wednesday and Thursday, June 19/20 6-8:30pm (both nights required) Boston, MA To fill out an application: For more info contact: E-mail: Phone: (508) 510-3250

American Red Cross Schedules Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of June. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed everyday to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. In June, all presenting donors will receive a collectible Red Sox t-shirt and a coupon for a free 24 pack of Nice! Spring Water. Plus, receive a coupon for up to 20% off, redeemable at participating Walgreens. Prizes are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash. To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto

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scouts Ian Papa earns the Light of Christ Medal

Ian Papa from Pack 1 Rehoboth earned the Light of Christ Medal. He was presented his medal by Reverend Tim Goldrick at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church in North Dighton, MA on May 20, 2012.

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The Wolf Cubs visit Araujo Farms in Dighton. A very big thank you to Brenda and Kenny who gave the boys a tour of the greenhouses. The boys also learned how to properly plant flowers and vegetables. The Wolfs have now completed the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.

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Rehoboth and Seekonk Girl Scouts held a bingo event to benefit Project Undercover and the Rehoboth Food Pantry. They collected 485 items consisting of new packages of socks, underwear and diapers, 1 package of wipes and food items for the Rehoboth Helping Hands. All proceeds are to benefit local families in need. Troop 56 and Troop 1080 hosted this event.”

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Seekonk Post Office / Scout Food Drive Photos by John Pozzi

Scout Bailey Fernandes and Diane Fox sort food at Doorways food pantry.

Bob Penacho, Seekonk letter carrier food drive coordinator, watches boy scouts unload food from mail trucks at Doorways.

Connor and Jesse Pozzi sort food at Doorways food pantry. Photos by John Pozzi

ATTENTION: When submitting photos, please send captions. Photos without captions will no longer get accepted.

Yard & Lawn Care Specialist: Chris Manley Does Yard Work give you STRESS ????? Why spend ALL of Your time maintaining your yard when you could just be ENJOYING it??? Spring/Fall Cleanups - Weekly Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design/Installation Boy scouts, Troop 1, Seekonk, help letter carrier Jorge Couto unload food collected on his route.

Hedge/Shrub Pruning - FREE Estimates Competitive Pricing

508-336-9582 30 years Experience


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School's Out... June YMCA Special Family Events

Register on-line now for Spring Programs www.YMCAgreaterprovidence. org

Camp Wamsutta Open House

Saturday, June 10th, 1-4 PM

Located on the grounds of the Newman YMCA in a generous outdoor space that has spacious athletic fields, archery, low ropes course and a mile long nature trail. Enroll now as space is limited. Contact Shane at or visit our website at for more information.

Backyard Learn To Swim Program



Backyard swim makes our wellknown swim lessons as convenient as possible. We utilize your indoor pool, outdoor pool or community beach so your family is comfortable in their learning environment. This program provides lessons in your community, each lesson is based on individual learning abilities with a variety of swim techniques taught and reinforced. For more information contact Anthony at 508-336-7103 or

SUMMER CAMPS ENROLLING NOW > All types of day camp adventures > Accredited programs for pre-school to teens > Sign up for one week or the whole summer – the best camp value around! Register today! Visit the Newman branch or go to

Camp Wamsutta (508) 336-7103 472 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771

Family Luau

Friday, June 22nd 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

$3 members/$6 community Fun for the entire family. Hawaiian music, light snacks, arts and crafts, Lilo & Stitch on the big screen. Must pre register.

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for SUMMER! Paw Sox Family Night Fundraiser

Thursday, June 28th, 7:05 PM

$21 ticket/ admits up to 6 people Join us for a night of fun at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI. PawSox vs. Charlotte Knights. Foam finger night. Tickets available at the Newman Y Welcome Center. Contact Jen at jfarley@gpymca. org for more information.

Dog Boarding in a quiet country setting Located at Pearsons Christmas Tree Farm. Owners live on premises

113 Barney Ave Off Rt. 6 Rehoboth, Mass 02769 508-336-6302 Dogs enjoy walks as well as lounging in their own indoor/outdoor runs. By appt. Please call for a reservation.

National Trails Day Saturday, June 2nd 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

America’s largest trail walk, connect with friends and family, join us at the Newman Y to explore our Nature Trail on the grounds of Camp Wamsutta.

Community Gardening

Working together to educate, grow food and re-connect with the land. It’s a simple and easy way to live a healthier life, 14 plots available, fill out an application at the Welcome Center. For more information contact Ajia at

Masters Swim

Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-8:00 PM

Workouts for intermediate to advanced swimmers, training and endurance with instruction on stroke technique, fellowship and motivation.

Alicia's Dance Studio 18 years of Dance Education

Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Pointe

Summer Camp!! July 9th through July 13th Open House at Studio June 27, 5-7pm Excellent Instruction in a Positive Environment

224 Winthrop Street • Rt. 44 Rehoboth (Across from Dunkin’ Donuts) (508) 252-1245 •

Birthday Party

Schedule your birthday party at the Y and pick any of the following themes: Toddler Tumbling, Gym Relay Games, Moon Bounce, Dance or Acro Dance, Sports Medley, Pool Palooza, Indoor Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis or Badminton. Community Groups, Mom Groups, PTAs or businesses may also schedule a party. One hour of activities and one hour of party room. Fees range from $125 to $225. Includes a birthday host and/or instructor. The Newman YMCA at 472 Taunton Ave on Route 44 in Seekonk MA is a non-profit charitable organization and offers scholarships for anyone with financial need. For more information call 508-3367103 or visit

No one offers a better deal!

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Open Soccer Tryouts

at Milot Field 46 RiverStreet, Rehoboth, MA 02769 Academy (U8&9), U10 & U11: June 4, 11 & 20; 6:00-7:30 (Arrive at 5:30 to register) U12-U18: June 20, 26 & 28; Rain-date: July 3 6:00-7:30 (Arrive at 5:30 to register) Tidal Wave SC is a non-profit soccer club based out of Rehoboth, MA dedicated to player development and education. The club is one of the most successful in the region and is constantly looking for strong, dedicated players of all ages. Currently, our club is the only program in the state with two state championship teams. For more information or to check out our website, please e-mail club president dptidwell@comcast. net or visit (Please check the website frequently in case of any changes!)


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THURSDAY, JULY 19 6-11pm 7:30 & 9:30pm Brother 2 Brother FRIDAY, July 20 6-11pm 7:30 & 9:30pm Little Paradise

(Pat Benetar Tribute)

SATURDAY, July 21 3-11pm 8:00pm Tribeca 9:30pm RICHARD STREET

Lead Singer of the Temptations

SUNDAY, July 22 3-11pm 7:15pm Lucky Dog 9:00pm FOGHAT


ADMISSION: July 19 & 20-Adults $5. p/day July 21 & 22-Adults $10.p/day Children 12 and under FREE! ADVANCE WEEKEND PASS - $25.

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SUMMER Ivan Hammond, Instructor

Still Accepting Signups! Open Tumbling Starts June 3rd

Tips For A Healthy, Safe And Fun Active Outdoor Vacation (ARA) - Mom zip-lining, Dad mountain biking, a sibling hike at sunrise - for many travelers, a vacation isn’t just for relaxation, it’s the perfect opportunity for adventure in the great outdoors. The summer travel season is ideal for camping, hiking and biking - great travel activities for couples and families alike. With a little pre-travel planning, you can help ensure that the elements and the unforeseen of outdoor travel don’t derail your good time. Continued on next page...

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Schedule: 1-2pm, 12 & Under no Tumbling Skills 2-3pm, 13 & Up no Tumbling Skills 3-4pm, All ages Back Handspring Required

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POOL & TENNIS CLUB Summer Fun for the Whole Family! • Olympic Size Swimming Pool with Slide and Diving Board • Kiddie & Toddler Sprinkler Pools • FREE USE OF • Tennis & Swim Lessons • Snack Shack with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Wraps and Much more! • Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis Courts and Outdoor Grilling Area • Family Parties & Daily Activities

350 Fall River Ave, Seekonk MA 02771 • 508-336-0577 • Located on Firefly Golf Course, next to Grist Mill Restaurant

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The easiest way to avoid any mishaps is to adequately prepare before your trip. Follow these tips for a healthy, safe and enjoyable outdoor vacation:

Pack the right clothing

Mother Nature is a fickle beast - meaning that even during warm seasons, weather can be unpredictable and temperatures can plummet after nightfall. Packing clothes that can be layered is wise so you can add on or remove as necessary. Because you’ll be active, a good pair of supportive shoes is crucial as well as several pairs of light socks to keep feet dry and blister-free. If rain might be an issue, pack rain gear, or at the very least, an emergency poncho. When deciding what to wear for your outdoor adventure, plan for comfort rather than fashion - you’ll be sorry at the end of your halfday horseback ride if you wear shorts and flip-flops.

Remember sun protection

When spending long hours outdoors, the sun can be intense, especially if you’re doing an activity on the water or away from shade. Always pack plenty of sun block at SPF 30 or higher - remember to spread all over your body including often-forgotten areas like feet, ears, hands and knees. Make sure to pack sunglasses for the whole family to protect the eyes and face. It’s wise also to bring hats and light, cotton long-sleeve shirts too, which can provide additional protection from the sun and from bug bites.

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Whether you are traveling 50 miles or 5,000, both domestic and international travelers should get emergency medical and travel assistance from a company like On Call International. Membership includes unlimited coverage any day at any time for emergency medical evacuations to the hospital of your choice, expert medical monitoring, worldwide medical referrals and family travel costs related to the injury/sickness. With a deluxe travel assistance membership you get additional benefits such as protection and assistance during natural disasters and civil unrest, and even assistance with the care and return of your pet.

Be water wise

Your body always needs adequate hydration, but when you’re doing physical activities outdoors, it’s even more important to have a plentiful supply of water. Make sure that wherever you are going has a source of safe drinking water. Even if the hike you planned includes a rest stop where a drinking fountain is located, it’s still wise to bring a water bottle because you never know when a fountain might be broken or unavailable. Avoid water from lakes or streams

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Sunshine - no matter how clean and pure it looks, it likely contains water-borne parasites and micro-organisms that can make you ill. If necessary, use a chemical treatment to purify water.

DANCE CAMP 2012 (Register by July 1st) $15.00 Dance Camp Registration • $125.00 week

Make a plan for the unexpected

Competition Dance Company Tryout for ages 8 & up will be Wednesday June 27th at 5:30pm-7:00pm

Whether you’re taking a causal hike or trying a new activity like rock climbing or kayaking, it’s smart to bring a companion. In case of an emergency, you don’t want to be alone. If you’ll be out for a while, pack a portable first-aid kit for minor injuries. Talk with your travel companions ahead of time and develop an emergency plan should someone get lost or a medical emergency occurs. On hikes or during camping trips to more remote locations, parents often give children whistles to blow in case they become lost. A little planning and some smart thinking means adventure travel outdoors can be safe and full of memory-making potential. Consider these tips and you’ll be well on your way to having a great vacation.

Professional Grilling Tips For The Perfect Backyard Barbecue

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(ARA) - Grilling season has arrived. The unique flavors of sizzling meat on a hot grill are loved by Americans young and old. Whether you’re an enthusiastic foodie or a simple family chef, it’s time to get outside and perfect the art of the barbecue.

Bass Trips 1/2 Day or Full Day

If you’re new to grilling, it’s easy to make some wrong turns. No one wants to end up with dried out chicken, burnt steak or flavorless ribs. When you’re cooking, keep in mind a few tips from the pros from the WETSU BBQ Crew, a competitive barbecue team sponsored by Tree Top. * Get to know your butcher. He can help you pick out the best cuts of meat for your intended use. For example, fat marbling is one of the most important things to look for when selecting a steak, but too much or too little can ruin the cut. Chicken and pork are leaner meat options. Be ready to answer questions about preparation and cooking, because this information will guide his or her suggestions.


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Summer Horsemanship Riding ProgramS July 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13, 20

Mon-Fri 9-3 Ages 6 & up • Specializing in Beginners • All Aspects of Horse Care • Daily Riding Lessons • Gymkhana Games • Quadrille/Drill Team • Crafts & Activities • Horse Safety • Trail Rides • Field Trips • Swimming

We have classes for everyone!

Space is Limited - Sign Up Early! Registration closes June 30th


Riding Lessons • Indoor Arena Birthday Pony Parties Horses/Ponies Sale & Lease Fun & Friendly Atmosphere

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July 22 • Aug 19 • Sept 30 • Oct 28 (Halloween Show)

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* Think about spices. Once you have your meat, it’s time to visit your spice rack. A harmonious blend of spices will bring out the natural flavor as it cooks on the grill. Some traditional grilling spices include paprika, salt, pepper and garlic, but more exotic spices like cayenne pepper and Cajun seasoning can be used too if you’re feeling adventurous. * Enhance your flavors. Barbecue pros around the country have a secret that takes their spice mixtures to the next level: fruit juice like Tree Top Apple Juice, made from 100 percent U.S.A. apples. Using juice, you can enhance the flavors of the spices and meat during the grilling process. Apple is a great juice option because the flavor pairs well with sweet, savory or hot spices. Tree Top Apple Juice can also be injected into the meat to keep it juicy and tender.

Camp Ramsbottom • Among New England’s best summer day camps for kids, 6-13, located on Route 44 in Rehoboth • Open House on Sunday, June 24, 12- 4 p.m. • Two-week sessions, June 25 – August 17, $275* per session • Swimming, fishing, crafts, sports, nature programs, archery, petting zoo and much more • Visit us online at

• Call 401-722-8840

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* Learn how to cook on a grill. When your meat is fully prepped, warm up the grill and get ready to cook. But before you start, keep in mind cooking on a grill is different than cooking on your stove or in your oven. Thin-cut meats cook better with direct heat like a charcoal or gas fire. Chicken, thinly-cut steak and pork chops will cook quickly and evenly. On a gas grill, use all the burners to ensure the heat is even throughout the grill, and grill with the hood down as much as possible. When turning meat, use a spatula or tongs. Don’t poke it, because this allows juices to escape and can result in a tough, dry main dish. These tips should help you get the perfect grilled foods; but remember: if at first you don’t get it right, try again. With so many different steps and factors to consider, it takes practice to get the perfect succulent barbecue. Why not try this recipe for a tasty start to your grilling season? Your family and friends won’t mind being the taste-testers, and with so many wonderful scents floating through the summer air, your neighbors might be knocking on your door, as well.

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it’s SUMMER! Doc’s Beef or Brisket Rub Ingredients

2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon celery salt 1/4 cup kosher salt or sea salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon oriental mustard (dry) 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons course ground black pepper


Mix all dry ingredients well. Rub thoroughly on brisket or heavy beef. Use fresh spray bottle with Tree Top Apple Juice to spray down all dry ingredients on meat. Rub in thoroughly again because the apple juice activates the dry spices. Allow to marinate 4 to 6 hours or overnight if possible. Keep refrigerated. Cook on smoker or any indirect heat for 6 to 8 hours or until internal temperature reaches 192 F. Smoker or grill temperature 225 F to 240 F.


25TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ASSONET, MASSACHUSETTS JUNE 17, 2012 SUNDAY FROM NOON TILL 4 P.M. RAIN OR SHINE! Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Hot dogs and Lemonade Live music from MIDNIGHT SUN Country Band Library Book Sale Fun for the whole family! Crafters Wanted Call Nancy @508-644-5374

Please come and join us at The Bandstand South Main Street Assonet, MA Assonet Village Four Corners at the Bandstand Route 79, Exit 10 from 24 South, Exit 9 from 24 North Our signs will lead you there! This annual Festival is held to provide scholarships for students from Freetown, MA. Sponsored by The Tuesday Club of Assonet and the Freetown Cultural Society.

Mom Every and Me Wednesday Night Art Class OPEN MIC with Robyn NIGHT at 7pm Franczyk donations to benefit Call for local school music Details programs

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Music Summer Theater Camp Dance July 9th-Aug. 19th Sign Up Now!



Buy 6 Music Lessons Get 2 Free Expires 8-15-12 New Students Only

Sign Up Now for Summer Dance Camp Summer Jazz Band Camp (Middle/High School) July 16-20 Rentals • Accessories • Repairs

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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church

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

Vedanta Society of Providence

227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960

West Dighton Christian Church

Epworth United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Rehoboth Congregational Church

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

51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244

North Christian Church

Seekonk Congregational Church

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

New Testament Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

Holy Cross Catholic Church

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

Memorial Baptist Church,

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

Eusebeia Bible Church

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

Saint Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church

1098 Pawt. Ave., Rumford, RI 401-438-3230 Web:

Church of Salgion

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

The First Baptist Church of Dighton

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

St. James Lutheran Church

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

St. Dominic Catholic Church

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

Lighthouse Gospel Pentecostal Church

6 Meadow Hill Ct, Easton MA 774-565-0333

All Saints Angelican Church 1188 S.Main Street, Attleboro, MA 508-222-2640

915 Newport Ave. Pawtucket, RI 02861 Service starts at 9:30- 10:30 A,.M. (401) 722-0816 •

United Church of Christ

139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545

Winthrop Street Baptist Church

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

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

Taunton Seventh-day Adventist Church

109 Winthrop Street, Taunton (508) 823-6679

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

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

First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ

GAR Highway, Rt. 6 • Swansea 508-673-7179 or 676-3815

Brick Church

1056 Center St. Dighton Call 951-7358

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New Beginnings Evangelical Church

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

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

Church of the Epiphany

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

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

Faith Fellowship Chapel

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

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


235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916

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

Lighthouse Baptist Church

E-mail: Website:

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

Grace Community Chapel

The First Christian Congregational Church

Dighton Community Church to host Mothers’ Day Concert

Good News Bible Chapel

110 County Street, Seekonk, MA 508-336-5971

Hornbine Baptist Church

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

First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange

Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth

Community Covenant Church

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

Greater Fall River Baptist Church

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

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Rt. 44 - Seekonk, Massachusetts 984 Taunton Ave. • P.O. Box 519 336-5549 • Rectory: 336-9022



Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal

490 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-0408

Corner Maple St. and GAR Highway. Swansea, Ma. 02777 Presents Author Brad Pitman “Ma Is Back” Meeting held at 7:00 P.M. May 15, 2012 Complimentary soup and sandwich served at 6:00 P.M. Meeting will follow. Quote from Attleboro Sun Chronicle dated Friday November 5, 2011: “She came back from Alzheimer’s”. With his daily regimen his mother came back. He will talk about the what’s and how’s of the natural treatment he used. Come join us for this informative meeting. Reserve your seat by calling the church at 508-673-7179 or e-mail Looking forward to seeing you there!

Power Mountain Bluegrass Gospel Concert

West Dighton Christian Church 2767 Horton St., No. Dighton, Ma. Friday night, May 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. Love offering will be taken Refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy a night of wonderful music and God’s blessings.

Twin brothers, Dighton natives and widely renowned trumpet players Robbie and Dan LePage will present a Tri-Centennial Concert at the Dighton Community Church, Elm Street, on Mothers’ Day Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Curch service is saturday may 12th at They will be joined by organist Nelson Mendes and soprano soloist Jessica Frost of Rehoboth, a student at Berklee College of Music. The concert, sponsored by the Dighton Community Church, is free of charge.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish

The seniors from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish of Seekonk will meet at noon on the first Tuesday of each month at the parish center, 365 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA. For further information on events, contact Claire at 508-226-7163. May 15, 2012 – “Broadway’ at Luciano’s at Lake Pearl, Wrentham, MA. June 5,2012 – June BBQ Luncheon 12:00 Noon JULY 7, 2012 - PawSox Game – Seekonk Centennial Celebration – BBQ, Game, Including Fireworks – McCoy Stadium

Square Dance Classes,

Sundays 7-9 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 1188 So. Main St., Attleboro, MA The Caller is Barney Mallon Singles and couples are welcome The cost is $3. per person The person to contact is Carol Leonard at 508-409-5188


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Play with Your Food...

Hello, I’m Angela Hall and welcome to “Play With Your Food”… because cooking should be fun! Serving Breakfast & Lunch Beautiful June the gateway to summer! Spring flowers have bloomed. Gardens are planted. Farmers Markets are teeming with fresh herbs, veggies and fruits. One of my favorite fruits from this time of year are blueberries. I love blueberries! These sweet little Homemade Jellies treasures contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, Breads - Pastries •Fresh Fruit Waffles• vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely for Baskets to order •Homemade Pies• optimum health and wellness. • Daily Specials • •Fish-n-chips• Fresh blueberries are readily available in the markets all around • Catering Available• the year due to imports from across the continents. However fresh wild berries are at their best from June until August when the harvest Take out Available (508) 336-9807 season begins in Michigan and Maine in USA and from Quebec 469 Taunton Ave., Rt. 44, Seekonk, MA province in Canada. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6am-2pm, Sat. 7am-11am, Sun. 8am-12pm I grew up in Central New York along the Mohawk Valley, just outside of the Southern Adirondack Park, which was originally all part of the Mohawk Nation. There are literally hundreds of fresh water lakes to enjoy throughout the area. One such lake, a favorite place to canoe is Hinckley Lake located on the outskirts of the Adirondack Park. One could spend a lovely afternoon quietly gliding along the calm silky water enjoying birdsongs and fish jumping. But the sweetest treat was the little island we “discovered” in that lake. These are what I call “Camping Islands” not much bigger than a nice campsite with shade trees and a little space to walk around. This one particular Island was filled with wild blueberries. Beautiful perfectly ripe wild blueberries! It was like Nature saying, “You wanna see something really cool?” We hadn’t even gotten out of the canoe yet and we were picking them right from the shore. Needless to say we lingered on this little Island for a while, devouring our lunch of wild blueberries, watching the sun dancing on the water and between the leaves of our shade trees. Chefs and foodies alike will tell you of Famous for our Wings, an experience with taste and scent that has Pulled Pork & Steak Tips left an indelible impression. I have a few. Yet that special experience of the day discovOver 30 Flavors of Sauce ering wild blueberries will always stay with Huge Salads me. This was eatable art created by Earth, 12 Ft 12 Beers on Draft Nature and blessed by God. A beautiful gift. Whether you use domestic or wild; HD TV blueberries are great raw, dried, or cooked. • Karaoke Every Thursday I have included a multiuse Fresh Blueberry & Saturday 9pm-Close Sauce, so easy and great to have on hand. I have also shared with you one of my • Every Monday All Day 30¢ Wings favorite recipes, the Rustic Blueberry Tart Hours: Mon-Wed 11am* Every Tuesday 5pm-9pm with Cornmeal Crust. Cooking the berries 11pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-1am, at a low temperature for a longer time basi2 for 1 Appetizers Sun 12pm-11pm cally slow roasts the berries and they take on an elegant texture and flavor that makes * Every Thursday 2pm-6pm • Take-Out Available this simple easy treat appropriate for any $1.00 Rib Day • Catering & Party occasion. * Special Rules Apply If you have any questions or want to Platters Available share thoughts on these and other receipts you can contact me at PLAYWITHFOOD540 Central Ave., Rte 152 • Seekonk MA• 508-761-6854 or look for me on WWW.BONEYARDBARBECUE.COM Facebook.

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1 cup water ¾ cup sugar 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Add blueberries and remaining ingredients to pan; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Use chilled over ice cream or pound cake or use warm over pancakes, waffles or French toast.


1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (about 7 ¾ ounces) 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cornmeal ¼ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces 1/3 cup fat-free buttermilk


5 cups blueberries ½ cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 1 large egg white 1 ½ tablespoons turbinado sugar

To prepare pastry, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a food processor; pulse two times. Add butter to flour mixture; pulse 4 to 5 times or until mixture resembles course meal. With processor on slowly add buttermilk until dough forms a ball. If you are making without the food processor; add mix dry ingredients, then cut in butter until mixture resembles course meal, mix in buttermilk until dough forms a ball, do not over mix. Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle plastic wrap; cover. Chill 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap and place dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough into a 15-inch circle. Place dough and parchment on a baking sheet. To prepare filling; combine berries and next 3 ingredients (through juice) in a medium bowl; toss gently to coat. Arrange berry mixture in center of dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold edges of dough toward center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover berry mixture). Combine milk and egg white in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Brush dough with milk mixture, sprinkle turbinado sugar evenly over dough. Bake for one hour or until pastry is golden brown. Let stand 30 minutes; cut into wedges. Top with whipped cream if you like.

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The COA Staff and Volunteers serving at this years annual Mother’s Day Tea held on May 11th. 70 quests enjoyed the traditional lace table cloths, china cups and wonderful foods. Special thank you go to Willow Tree for their donation of our finger sandwiches and Kay & Family for their great dessert, which were enjoyed by all.


The COA recognized and said thank you to our Volunteers on May 16th with a luncheon provided by Vino’s Restaurant. The event is where each volunteer is introduced with what department they give their time & energy too, to make our COA what it is. After many years of giving to the seniors in Town through the BES Meals On Wheels project 2 volunteers have retired. Thank you Eileen Farley and Peter Vuskin, You will be missed.


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Sturdy Memorial Hospital Lists June Support Groups

Attleboro, MA, May 10, 2012 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers support groups on a variety of topics throughout the year. The groups are free and open to the public. The following are scheduled for June 2012: Prostate Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Ostomy Support Group – Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. For more information, call Nursing Administration at 508-236-7166. Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Clinical Education Center. For more information, call Nursing Administration at 508-236-7151. Partners and Caregivers of Patients with Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Diabetes Support Group – Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. For more information, call Nursing Administration at 508-236-7166. Breast Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C. For more information, call Ellen Gilbert at 508236-7015.

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Rehoboth Council on Aging June 2012 Newsletter Special Announcements

The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for the 3RD Wednesday of each month at 7pm

The Rehoboth Council on Aging Invites you to attend the 8th Annual Father’s Day Breakfast Friday, June 15th 9am

The Council will honor our men with our annual Father’s Day breakfast on Friday, June 15th at 9am. The menu for breakfast will be bacon, sausage, eggs, home fries, juice, pastry and of course coffee. We will also have a raffle and door prizes. Reservations are a must.... Please sign up at the front desk or by calling 508-252-3372. I want to thank all of the Ladies that attended our Mother’s Day Lunch. Our Staff had the pleasure of serving 70....with finger sandwiches, punch, wonderful dessert and of course tea. We will be having Gert’s Cafe thru the summer months. We hope you will continue to come and enjoy the great food cooked and served by our volunteers. Please do stop by to relax, in air condition and join in on a card game, watch one of our 2 TV’s , watch a movie, join the exercise, art or computer classes or use one of the machines, read a book or have a cup of coffee or ice tea and a chat. Also remember June 1st starts the Hurricane Season. Please make sure you are prepared for any problems associated with them. A list of what is needed and a form to fill out if you want to be put on our “are you okay list”will be available at the Front desk of the COA staring June 11th. Please stop by and pick up one. Please remember Everyone is welcome to visit…. Respectfully, Norie Palmer Director

Available Lessons & Services Art Class

Starting Wednesday at 10am Michelle will hold her next 6 week art class session. The cost for this class is $4.00 per week. Come join in on the fun class and others in the group with their brushes and watercolors…

Computer Class

On Thursday, June 7th, 14th and 21st, Aaron will hold a “one on one” computers lessons at the COA. Please call to set up your appointment . Please bring your laptop computer with you to learn how to use your email and “bill pay” on it.

Blood Pressures & Glucose Screenings

On the 3rd Thursday of the Month from 11am to 1pm, you will be able to have a blood pressure and glucose screening done free of charge. Please contact the COA 508252-3372 for more information.

Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz

Dr. Markowitz’s appointments start at 10am please call 508-252-3372 to schedule yours.

Meals on Wheels and Meal-site Information

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

Morton Hospital & Healthcare Proxy

On Wednesday, June 27th 11am Randy Veraguas of Moton Hospital will do another presentation on what mental health services are available and to learn about Healthcare Proxies and a few other topics that can assist our seniors.

Social More than Meets the Eye

Please join us for an educational seminar where you will learn the facts about Social Security program. This presentation is sponsor by Linda Ferraira of Edward Jones and will be held on Wednesday June 13th at 6pm. Please call the COA 508-252-3372 to sign up. Refreshments will be served.


The Rehoboth COA has the pleasure to announce that we now have a outreach worker Bradley Marshall. He will be available

55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 Phone 508-252-3373 Fax 508-252-4617 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Kitchen hours: Monday through Thursdays 8:00am to 12 Special Announcements Closed Monday in observation of Memorial Day The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for the 3RD Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm to assist you with your needs. We also will still have our own Claire Boyle here on Thursdays to assist you with your Medicare and insurances.


S.H.I.N.E Counselor at your COA on Thursdays

The Rehoboth Council on Aging has a Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteer to offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. If you need assistance with Insurance, Medicare Part “D” or Prescriptions Call your Rehoboth Council on Aging Senior Center at 508-2523372 and ask for an SHINE appointment, which is scheduled for a Thursday between 9:30am and 12:30pm or if you have any questions or require assistance with an application.

“What do I do if my new Part D Plan doesn’t cover all my medications!!” Medicare Fraud and Abuse

While most Medicare payment errors are simple billing mistakes, Medicare Fraud and Abuse does exist. Last year, a record amount of nearly $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars was recovered from individuals and companies who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers or who sought payments to which they were not entitled.


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Fraud occurs when someone intentionally falsifies information or deceives the Medicare Program. A common example of fraud is knowingly billing Medicare for services or equipment that were never provided or received. Abuse occurs when doctors or suppliers do not follow good medical practices. These practices may result in unnecessary costs to the Medicare Program for services that are not medically necessary. You can help stop fraud by reviewing your Medicare statement (Medicare Summary Notice – MSN) to make sure Medicare is not charged for items or services you did not receive. The MSN shows what Medicare was billed, what Medicare paid and what you may owe. If you have a question or concern regarding a Medicare claim, you should discuss it directly with your physician, provider, or supplier that provided the service. For further assistance with this matter, call your senior center at 508-252-3372 and make an appointment with a SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) counselor. Assistance is also available through the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), which is a group of trained volunteers who help Medicare and Mass Health beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud. SMP volunteers teach Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal information, identify and report errors on their health care statements, recognize scams—such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary services, and charging for services that were not provided— and report fraud and abuse to the proper authorities. You can contact the Massachusetts SMP program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 1-800-892-0890. For more information, upcoming dates, or to sign up for training, please call your local Senior Center at 508-252-3372

Veterans’ Corner from William SaundersVeterans’ Agent

Massachusetts Law Chapter 115 stipulates that veterans and widows of veterans are entitled to assistance if they are in financial need. The primary responsibility of the Veterans’ (agent) Service Officer is to administer this program. If you think you might qualify, call and ask. Thinking of filing a claim with the Veterans Administration? The Veterans Service Officer can help. (508 252 4467, x122) Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – Noon. Appointments are available at almost any other time. Lt. Col. William C. Saunders, U. S. Army, (Retired) Director of Veterans’ Services

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

Tuesday Tia Chi at 9:00am Cost $3.00 per Class Try a graceful way of exercising which is easy on your joints. This method of balancing may be new to you, but it has a great positive outcome for any age. Tuesday Line Dancing 10:00am. Cost $ 3.00 per Class If you like to dance and have fun then this is the group is for you. Everyone is welcome to come in and try out some steps. Balancing Exercise and Upper Cardio This class is free and held on Wednesdays at 11am. There is plenty of room available in any or all of our classes if you care to join us. This activity uses weights and stretching bands and balancing done on exercise balls. You can also do this exercise class in chairs.

COA Social Gatherings Gert’s Café

Lunch will be served at Gert’s Cafe Monday’s at 11:45am. The menu consists of soup or salad, a main course, dessert and coffee or tea. The best part is!…You get this home cooked meal at the “bargain” price of $3.00.

Musical Mondays

The group is blending their voices in perfect harmony. They meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New voices and friends are always welcome.

“Men’s Morning Coffee”

Fridays at 9am! Come in and enjoy fresh coffee, pastry and conversation, share your comments and ideas with old and new friends. .

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

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

COA Craft Corner

Knitting and Crochet Group

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


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


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

The Rehoboth Council on Aging (Municipal Department)

Mission: The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the problems and needs of the aging in Rehoboth, and shall do so in coordination with the Programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

June 2012 The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall: Provide, coordinate and link available resources to help meet the needs of the Town’s elders. Carry out programs and services to range from information community education, referrals, outreach, transportation, Meals on Wheels, health screenings, inter generational activities, crafting programs, and other programs as offered.

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Senior Citizens Club

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

Up Coming Activities

June 7th – Regular Meeting & Bingo June 21 – Strawberry Festival

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


The Best Is Yet to Come!

The Best is yet to come, a senior social group that enjoys doing activities that members suggest. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 1pm at the Gladys L. Harrell Senior Center 55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA.  Annual Dues are $6.00. Up Coming Activities June 14 - 1pm - Picnic at Colt State Park Leaving the COA at 11am. July Meeting – Bowling after meeting August – Annual Pot luck Lunch Meeting September - Ham & Bean Supper Fund Raiser New members always welcomed.  Call Marge Johnston for details. 508 252-4528 And remember…..The Best is yet to Come.


Programs being offered through TRIAD are: Free “911” cell phones File of Life Are you OK? Program Project Lifesaver. Yellow Alert

The Friends of the Elderly partly fund some services at the Rehoboth Council on Aging such as podiatry and cholesterol clinics. They meet at 10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome.


Membership Application Members Must Be 60 years of Age

Name_________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________ Phone Number_____________________________ D.O.B.____________________

Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors. TRIAD meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am. Up Coming Activities BBQ Friday June 8th, Christian assembly Church Rte. 6 Seekonk 11:30 to 2:30 , Tickets $5 New Members always welcome.. No Dues.. Call Marilyn 508252-9366

The Friends of the Elderly Club

Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club

The Friends of the Elderly partly fund some services at the Rehoboth Council on Aging such as podiatry and cholesterol clinics. They meet at 10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome.

Dues are $4.00 a year resident; $8.00 a year non resident Amount Enclosed:$_____________________ Please make Checks Payable to Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club Send To Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club 55 Bay State Road Rehoboth Ma, 02769

View & Share photos and more news on our website: Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly, Inc. P O Box 228, Rehoboth, MA 02769 2011 - 2012 Membership

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Family - $ 20.00

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One Year Anniversary May 31, 2011 - May 31, 2012

Rehoboth James “Jimmy” Souza

James “Jimmy” Souza, 85, died Saturday April 28th at home. See full obituary at

Richard F. Perry October 25, 1935 - May 31, 2011

Larry Popkin

Larry Popkin of Rehoboth, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 27, 2012. See full obituary at

Ruth L. Stanley

Ruth L. Stanley, 72, passed May 5th. See full obituary at

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Anna Emily (Liberatore) Rucco

Anna Emily (Liberatore) Rucco, 89, of Rehoboth, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Lifecare of Attleboro. See full obituary at

Colleen E.(Smith) Akers

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Edward D. Lawton

Edward D. Lawton, 47, passed away May 12th. See full obituary at



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Doris E. (Bennett) Walker

Doris E. (Bennett) Walker, 84 of Damariscotta, Maine and formerly of Rehoboth died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at St. Andrews Hospital, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. See full obituary at

Colleen E.(Smith) Akers 60, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, May 5, 2012. See full obituary at

Donald B. Leggat

Donald B. Leggat 82, May 6, 2012. Husband of Nancy (Greer) Leggat. See full obituary at

Frank S. Padykula, Sr.

Frank S. Padykula, Sr., 82, entered into eternal peace on Monday, April 30, 2012. See full obituary at

Elaine F. (Dias) Andrade

Elaine F. (Dias) Andrade 64, of Pine St., passed away Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012. See full obituary at

Dorothy (Nee Tylock) Deeb

Dorothy (Nee Tylock) Deeb - May 11, 2012, of Seekonk, MA, See full obituary at

Joyce Estelle Roy-Crowle

Joyce Estelle Roy-Crowle, 74, of Anthony Street died Friday, May 18, 2012 at her home. See full obituary at

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Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239

Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239

Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 14

Senior Aides Loretta Ferreira, Elaine Miranda ext. 19

Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 15 Senior Secretary Ashley Pimental ext. 12

Outreach Case Managers Adriana Dossantos ext. 11 (Monday-Friday) Veronica Brickley, LPN BA SOC LSWA ext. 17 (Mon. Wed. Fri.)

Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 10

Outreach Assistant Nancy Rodrigues ext. 16

Executive Board Members Victoria Kinniburgh, Chairperson Lynne Neves, Vice Chairperson Christen Allen Rene Andrews Beverly Della Grotta Anita Gendron Anne Libby

*Center Hours

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

The Future Of Seniors

Brothers Restaurant Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 8:30am Men, age 65 and older, Please join us for a free breakfast Sponsored by Friends of Friends Discuss the future of seniors in Seekonk  Please call for a reservation Seating is limited 508-336-8772

Intergenerational Program Wednesday, June 6 @ 10am

Van Egmond’s program, “Young Fogies & Old Whippersnappers” will celebrate the wit, wisdom, and spirit of seniors and their special connection with youngsters.  His tales, songs, riddles and poems will range from the rib-tickling to the spine-tingling to the heart-warming. Come hear “The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin,” a tale from India about an elderly woman who braves the dangers of the jungle to visit her granddaughter’s family, and they help her with a way to outsmart the fierce creatures waiting to eat her on her return journey.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Seekonk Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Lunch will be a cookout for $2. Call 508-336-8772 to sign up.

Thank You Martin School

Seekonk Human Services would like to take the opportunity to thank the students of Martin School and their Principal for their donation of a kindle to the seniors. The students were given the option of choosing which group they wanted to raise money for. They voted to donate to the Seniors of Seekonk. The students came up with the fund raising activities on their own and implemented them with great enthusiasm.

They raised $75 dollars and used the money to purchase Amazon gift cards for the books. Seekonk Human Services is grateful and proud of the student’s initiative and commitment to the elders and their community.

Come help us celebrate The 4th of July At our TRIAD 14th Birthday Party Wednesday, June 27 @ 10am

Seekonk TRIAD is a three-way commitment among the Seekonk Police/Fire Department, Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, & Seekonk Senior Community To work together by creating programs beneficial to enhancing the quality of life of Seekonk’s senior residents.  A brunch will be served for $2  Seating is limited, please call to sign up 508-336-8772  

Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise Thursday, June 21st $69 Per Person

Featuring narrated cruise, buffet luncheon & scenic sights! Depart on your luxury Silver Fox Motor Coach. In the summer time, there’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful, warm seasonal, climate than a trip to New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Departing from Weirs Beach, you’ll delight in the beautiful vistas of the White Mountains from the decks of the 230-foot M/S Mount Washington as you cruise the famous lake. You’ll enjoy a relaxing, splendid day as your Captain sails from port to port. Your narrated cruise of this immense Lake also includes a delicious buffet luncheon. After your delightful cruise, you’ll have time to enjoy some local attractions before leaving for home. Departure time will be 8am and return time will be 6:30pm. Please call 508-336-772 to reserve your spot!

New Upcoming Activities Coming This Summer

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• Mexican Train (Dominos) • 10am to 12pm • Pastry and coffee will be available

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Newport Playhouse Presents: The Kitchen Witches and Lobsterfest! Monday, July 9, 2012 $52 Per Person

The Kitchen Witches is about two cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years – Dolly and Isobel – end up together on a TV cooking show. Before long, the insults are flung harder than the food, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer. Departure time will be at 10am from Human Services and return time will be approximately 5pm.

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Medicare Fraud and Abuse

While most Medicare payment errors are simple billing mistakes, Medicare Fraud and Abuse does exist. Last year, a record amount of nearly $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars was recovered from individuals and companies who attempted to defraud seniors an taxpayers or who sought payments to which they were not entitled. Fraud occurs when someone intentionally falsifies information or deceives the Medicare Program. A common example of fraud is knowingly billing Medicare for services or equipment that were never provided or received. Abuse occurs when doctors or suppliers do not follow good medical practices. These practices may result in unnecessary costs to the Medicare Program for services that are not medically necessary. You can help stop fraud by reviewing your Medicare statement (Medicare Summary Notice – MSN) to make sure Medicare is not charged for items or services you did not receive. The MSN shows what Medicare was billed, what Medicare paid and what you may owe. If you have a question or concern regarding a Medicare claim, you should discuss it directly with your physician, provider, or supplier that provided the service. For further assistance with this matter, call your senior center at 508-336-8772 and make an appointment with a SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) counselor. Assistance is also available through the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), which is a group of trained volunteers who help Medicare and MassHealth beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud. SMP volunteers teach Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal information, identify and report errors on their health care statements, recognize scams—such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary services, and charging for services that were not provided— and report fraud and abuse to the proper authorities. You can contact the Massachusetts SMP program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 1-800-892-0890.

Cardiac Prevention Clinic

William E. Dalpe (508) 252-6980

Good old fashioned reliable service

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Seekonk Human Services holds a FREE clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This clinic is staffed by the same two exceptional nurses from South Coast Hospital who have been doing this clinic for several years. Why not take advantage of a FREE opportunity to check your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. While you are waiting you may ask the nurse about any concerns you may have or any medications you are taking. No appointment is necessary, it is first come, first served. This clinic is a perfect way to monitor your health each month.

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Wii Exercise Class Mondays @ 10am

Come join us for some Wii exercise fun. The Wii is a great way to stay in shape without the high costs of joining a gym. It’s great for people of any age. Come and try it to see how much fun keeping in shape can be! Call 508-336-8772 for more information.

Knitting And Crocheting Mondays @ 12:30 – 2:30

Ladies! You are welcome to join our group on any Monday afternoon. Please bring your own knitting needles if you have them, yarn is provided. The knitters are busy creating hats, sweaters & mittens for infants in our town and seniors who need lap robes. Need help finishing a project such as knitting, crocheting or needle point, come in and we will help you tackle it.

Pitch (Hi-Lo-Jack)

Wednesdays @ 12:30 – 2:30

Pitch will be the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. Come join the fun. Why not enjoy an afternoon playing cards with a great group of people. No sign up is required. Call 508336-8772 for more information.

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This easy to follow workout is safe, hearthealthy and gentle on the joints. Energize your inactive lifestyle by increasing muscular strength, range of movement & balance. The cost per class is $1.


GATRA Photo ID’S can be done at Seekonk Human Services. No appointment is necessary. Just fill out an application and a picture and the ID will be mailed within 2 weeks. Please contact Ashley Pimental @ 508-336-8772.

* NOTE: Seekonk Human Services offers many legal, financial, recreational, medical screening and/or other activities and services by volunteers or nominal cost practitioners. Seniors participating in these services/activities do so with the understanding that Seekonk Human Services, the Town of Seekonk or its employees do not assume any legal or other responsibility for any advice or services rendered by such volunteers or nominal cost practitioners.

Cultured Care, Inc. Nursing and Home Care Agency 33 James Reynolds Road, Unit E Tel 508.379.9060 • Fax 508.379.9064 • Pediatric Home Care Division / Adult Home Health Care Division

Cultured Care, Inc. is now serving the pediatric population! Services offered include:

• Nursing Skilled Visits • Nursing Home Care • Home Health Aides • Personal Care Attendants • Medical Translation Services


472 Taunton Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508.336.7103 $3 fee per class for the following classes: • Chair Yoga (Slow Flow) – Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00am • Balance Class – Fridays 11:45am – 12:15pm • Aqua Aerobics – Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:00am OR 9:45 – 10:30am • Arthritis Foundation Certified Aqua Class – Fridays 9:00 – 9:45am *Must be a Seekonk senior and have a scan card, please call 508-336-8772 for further information


1301 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508.336.4545 Seekonk Total Fitness is offering Senior Fitness Group Exercise Classes on Mondays 11:30-12:15 and Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:15am. The 45-min fitness class is designed specifically for older adults and taught by a certified senior fitness instructor.


Cultured Care, Inc. is committed to providing exceptional care to the patients we serve, allowing them to remain at home safely. We are sensitive to your loved ones unique medical, emotional and safety needs. Our clinical staff is compassionate and attentive to our patients, ensuring the maximum level of care possible. Cultured Care, Inc. also offers services in various languages. Please call us for more information on how we can help your loved one. Participating Providers with Medicare and Medicaid. Accepting All Major Insurances.


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Dighton Tri-Centennial Essay Contest Winners Announced

There were eleven winners from the over 200 essays received by the Dighton Board of Selectmen in the Dighton Tri-Centennial Student Essay Contest. Essays were received from 3 kindergarten classes, 3 second grade classes, third, fifth, sixth, eighth grade classes and Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. No essays were received from the Bristol County Agricultural School, although the school had been invited to participate. The essays will be on display at the Segreganset School House on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012. The winners received copies of Helen H. Lane’s HISTORY OF DIGHTON. Every student who participated received a certificate of participation signed by the Board of Selectmen. The winners, listed by class, are: Kindergarten: - Tess Elizabeth Coombis, Jacob Gardner and Madison Oliveira Grade Two: - Cole Beagan, Jaden Faria and Nicholas Kalapos Grade Three: - Brenna Doehler Grade Four: - Samantha Cooke Grade Six: - Mark Marino Grade Eight: - Tyler Doane Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School: Emma Kearns

Save the Date For Dighton’s Tri-Centennial Ball

The Tri-Centennial Ball for the Town of Dighton will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Segregansett Country Club from 7 to 11 p.m. Details will follow as they are developed. Please mark your calendars and share this information with everyone you meet.

Rehoboth Minutemen

The Rehoboth Minutemen and the Dighton Historic Commission hosted an encampment in Dighton during the weekend of May 19th & 20th as part of Dighton’s 300th anniversary. The public enjoyed wonderful weather and a great setting, while two hundred Revolutionary War Re-enactors fought two battles with cannon and horses.

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Rehoboth Minuteman and member of the 13th Massachusetts Regiment Richard Gunther poses with his family: wife, Kim and daughters Katarina and Cassandra, at the Colonial Encampment held at Sweet’s Knoll in Dighton on May 19 and 20, 2012. Richard helped to organize and participated in the encampment and fought in the reenactment held in honor of Dighton’s 300th Anniversary as an incorporated Massachusetts town. His family came by to wish him well and watch as he fought and helped to defeat the British at the two Battles of Sweets Knoll, Dighton.

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Slater Mill to Hold Rhode Island’s Only Textile Arts Tag Sale Fundraiser will benefit Slater Mill Museum and Community Guild Studios

Sturdy Memorial Hospital To Hold Blood Drive - Thursday, June 21

Sturdy Memorial will be holding a Blood Drive in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center on Thursday, June 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Hospital Auditorium. Each donation you make can treat up to three people and will help alleviate the region’s seasonal blood shortage. Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other illnesses, as well as those who need regular blood transfusions to live. Sturdy Memorial is committed to bringing in at least 80 donors for the Blood Drive. People often think they are unable to donate, but many common illnesses and medications do not affect the quality of blood for donation. For example, people with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, high blood pressure, or people who have had a heart attack, stroke, surgery, vaccines, mononucleosis or tooth extraction, and are recovered, are all eligible to donate. Donors need only be 17 years of age and at least 110 pounds. All donors will receive refreshments and be entered in a raffle. To schedule an appointment for the Sturdy Memorial Blood Drive, call 508-236-8555. The process takes approximately one hour.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Offering Free Cervical Cancer Screenings

Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Avenue in the heart of Pawtucket, will hold a Textile Arts Tag Sale on Sunday, June 24th from 10-2 to benefit Slater Mill and Community Guild Studios. The sale will be held on the second floor of the Slater Mill Museum. Items for sale will include: Fabric* Yarn* Threads* Notions* Patterns* Fiber Arts Magazines* Fiber Arts Books* Buttons* Knitting Needles* Beads* Looms* Hoops* Stands* Tools* Volunteers to help during the sale are needed, and will have the opportunity to preview and purchase before the sale opens. For more information please contact Bernadette Vaughan at 401-725-8638 ext. 108 or


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Sturdy Memorial Hospital is offering FREE cervical cancer screenings on Thursday, June 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Hospital’s LDRP outpatient department. The screenings will be conducted by Dr. Lawrence Greb, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist from The Foxboro Center for Women’s & Family Health, and will include Pap tests and pelvic exams. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, and that over one-third of those cases will prove fatal. Regular Pap tests and pelvic exams help detect cancer in its early stages, increasing the effectiveness of treatment. These tests can also discover precancerous disorders that can be treated to prevent cancer from developing. All women, including those who Keeping your hard earned dollars in your community helps provide have finished having children, are encourjobs and strengthen the local economy, support local organizations aged to have regular Pap tests and pelvic exams. and charities, and provides you with better quality services. Pre-registration for this program is required by Monday, June 18. For more inIn an effort to keep our local economy thriving, we’re offering formation or to register, please call 508/236a special discount to all Seekonk municipal employees. 7015. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts. *Licensed* *Free Estimates* *Insured*

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Carl and Kathy Chace celebrate 50th Anniversary

Carl and Kathy Chace celebrated their 50th, Golden Anniversary on May 12, 2012. A surprise dinner was given for them by family and friends. Carl worked for the Town of Rehoboth for 13 years as a Mealsite Manager and Custodian at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Carl also worked for 9 years as a Manager at the Rehoboth Transfer Station, retiring in 2007. Kathy retired from APEX in Pawtucket, R. I. after 18 years as a sales associate. They both are very active in volunteering in Rehoboth activates. They have a son Carl Chace Jr., and three grandsons Steffan, Joshua , and Coen.

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Andrew & Meggan Kimball of Bristol, CT are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Adalyn Mckayla Kimball. Adalyn was born on Easter, April 8, 2012, at Bristol Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and was 21 inches long. She joins very proud big sister, Caydence, 4 years old. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Rita Klaje of Bristol, CT. Paternal grandparents are Jay and Sharon Kimball of Rehoboth.

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FOR RENT: East Providence 650 per month, 3rd floor apt. Clean. 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, large living room and kitchen. Cats and dogs OK but no large animals. No utilities included. Quiet location near bus line and convenience store. Only 5 min. from Downtown Providence. 55 Fort Street East Providence, RI 02914. Phone: 401-413-1595 ask for Bob (e612) FOR RENT: Seekonk, studio, fully applianced, cable, all utilities, off-street parking, no smoking/no pets. $800 month plus security deposit. 508-761-6383. (e612) CHURCH SPACE RENTAL: Trinity Tabernacle Church, 745 North Broadway East Providence. For more info, please call 401680-0822 and ask for Pam. (e612)

HORSE BOARDING (semi-boarding) 1 Stall matted floor close in leantoo barn. Horse can come in and out. Riding ring outside. Food NOT included. I will let out & feed in morning & Clean. $360.00/month. Call Marilyn 774-991-2686. Rehoboth, MA (e612)

FOR RENT/LEASE: How many acres do you need on busy Rt. 44 in the Dighton Rehoboth Area? Close to intersection, D.R. High, Largest car auction in the country etc, with town water. Great for Drug store, auto parts, fast food etc. Call for info 744-2181959 (e612)



WE BUY Diabetic Test Strips for Cash. Unopened,Unused & Unexpired. We get them to people with little or no insurance. TOP CA$H paid. FREE local pick-up. Call Ron @ 508-217-8074. (e612) WANTED: Looking for a small camper or popup, good condition, call 401-4994728 (e612) MERCHANDISE WANTED: Old Christmas decorations and ornaments; call 401632-3602. (rfD)


FOR RENT - Seekonk; 2-bedroom/5room duplex apartment; fully applianced kitchen; portable washer and dryer; offstreet parking; backyard; no pets, nonsmokers; $900 water only, no other utilities; call for details (508) 252-5737. (e612)

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6. Full Kitchen, Gas Grill, W&D, AC, TV. Please no smoking or pets. $950/wk. 508415-3208. (e612) VACATION/HONEYMOON RENTAL:St. Michael, Azores (Portugal), pristine 2-bed/2bath apartment with kitchen, DR, LR, & laundry. Linens provided. Majestic Atlantic and mountain views from spacious deck, near golf, beach, etc. Call 401-480-0374 or 508-336-8432 or email jaIme15bazores@ for info/reservations. (e612)


2000 FORD TAURUS: Silver, leather, 54,000 miles, one owner, inspected, $5,900; 508-336-0400. (e612) ITEMS FOR SALE by appointment only. Dining room furniture, Roll top desk, Draftsman table, High wheel bicycle, Vintage doorstops, Electric trains with tracks, village buildings and scenery. Call 508-761-7574 (e612) CEMETARY LOT - 20’x20’ plot inRehoboth Historic Cemetary #43 On Spring Street. Includes perpetual care. $5,000.00. Phone 508-252-4410. (e612)

Business for Sale Distribution Business Providing Sales/Service to Retail Stores throughout Ct., Ri, Ma, Me. A Van Is Necessary. Inventory (@ Cost) Plus $10,000, 2 Weeks Of Training, Business Files, Templates,Etc. Approximate Cost $25,000. A Great Part Time Business.

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Submit your classifed at MOVING SALE: Furniture; Proform folding treadmill; Kenmore brand vacuum, portable dishwasher, 2 1/2 yr old refrigerator with ice maker, 2 1/2 yr old 5-burner gas stove; 7 1/2 ft pre-lit christmas tree, used only once. Stove and refrigerator are available for offers only and will be sold when I move. Pickup only with cash please. Phone 401-499-2345 9am-9pm only please. (e612) FOR SALE: Firewood, 9x5 Slate top Pool table, Ping-pong table, and desk. Call 508-252-4369 (e612) FURNITURE MOVING: new desk; new butcher block table; tv 22”; dressing table; new rocking chair; microwave oven; oak heating unit. Call 508-252-5015 (days) 401226-5717 nights. (E612)


Business for Sale: Distribution business providing sales/service to retail stores throughout CT., RI, MA, ME. A van is necessary.  Inventory (@ cost) plus $10,000, 2 weeks of training, business files, templates,etc.  Approximate cost $25,000.  A great part time business.  Serious inquiries only.  401-258-8460. (rf513)


AVON REPRESENTATIVES needed in your area! Earn up 50%, FREE training & FREE on line web store! Only $10 start up. Call Sandy: 401 624-2401 or CODE: sgreenghalgh (e612)

Very important when you let people on your property!!! Tim Cummings, 508-369-9067, (e612) MOONWALKS & TENTS: For rent or Sale. Call 774-306-1278 (e812) CUT MY GRASS!! Lawn care services - grass cutting, fertilize, mulching, shrub pruning, etc. Professional equipment and quality work. References available. Servicing Seekonk and Rehoboth. Call/email: My Yard Guy / Brett (774) 225-8803, (e612) HEALTH: Nutritional Consulting and Reiki II Practitioner - Health, Nutrition, Weight loss classes and workshops, guided grocery shopping and cabinet clean-outs. Enrolling now: Contact: Dawn Parente, NC, HHP 774-991-0695 www.eatyourselfhealthy. (e612) CLEANOUTS & CLEANUPS: Houses, attics, cellars, garages, sheds, yards, etc. Demolition of sheds, fences, pools, decks, etc. Junk Removal, gutters cleaned, & handyman services. Insured. Call Gary at (508)245-0832. (e712)


SUMMER TUTORING: Private tutoring of your child in your home. Grades K-8: all subjects. High School Math, All Levels. Experienced teacher, engineer, tutor, homeschooling Mom. References available. Kilian 508-252-4413, (e612)


TUTORING: Certified elementary teacher with 11+ years tutoring experience in Math, Reading and Writing available for immediate and summer tutoring. Flexible schedule.Liz 401-368-8238. (e612)

A2Z CLEANOUT SERVICES. Items removed at reasonable prices. Free estimates. We do single items to complete homes including attics, basements, garages, sheds, yards, commercial buildings and storage units. We do a complete cleanout not just “Cherry Picking” the good stuff. We are Fully Insured for YOUR protection...

MATH TUTOR: Help your child maintain and improve math skills during the summer! Bridgewater State education student, available for all grades and levels, flexible schedule. Contact Abbie Woodard at 508463-8038 or (e612)

Gagne Painting A Benjamin Moore Contractor Free Estimates Interior & Exterior RI#28604 MA Lic#171546 Fully Insured Call 401-663-1709 (e612)

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CHILDCARE: Openings for 1-6 year olds. Licensed by state of MA. CPR & First Aid Certified. Healthy drinks / meals / snacks included. Lots of bright open space. Activities, crafts, preschool education. Lots and lots of fun. Call Denine 508-252-5772. License # 8028912 (e612) CHILDCARE: Opening in active childcare for 1-5 year olds ½ day $30, Full day $40. 30 years’ experience, CDA certified, EEC Lead Teacher, CPR and First Aid, Preschool program, Nutritious meals and snacks included, 2 acre fenced playground, indoor playground, 4 large play rooms, 6 to 1 ratio 7am-5pm Call Joanne 1-508-2521252 or 1 508-243-4406 (e712)


PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208. (e812) HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS: Beginners through advanced, boarding with all day turnout, training with world champion, Indoor-outdoor lighted rings, reasonable rates, ponies for parties and outings, summer camp, pony club at farm; Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114. (e712) PUPPIES FOR SALE: Labradoodle and Jack Russell puppies; call Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114. (e712)


FOR SALE: Shih Tzu puppies $500. 1st shots/vet checked/wormed. Parents on premises. Call 401-433-1003 (e612)

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June Business Directory CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE A/C & Heating LS Heating & Air Conditioning 94 Antiques/ Cash for Gold Grandma’s Attic 27 Appliance Repairs Affordable Appliance Repair Co. 45 Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs 58 Appliance Store Iz Schwartz Appliance, Inc. 17 Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 32 Attorney Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 91 Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 92 Attorney Laurie P. Mullen 36 Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello 63 Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis 50 Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri 32 Auto Body A-1 Custom Auto Body 34 Auto Body Sousa’s Auto Body 37 Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 59 Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body 58 Auto Repairs Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. 25 Auto Repairs Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair 43 Auto Repairs New England Tire 3 Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep 40 Auto Repairs Somerset Subaru - Max Motors 22 Auto RV Service Bristol County RV 67 Auto Salvage Gary’s Auto Removal 43 Auto Salvage Seekonk Auto Salvage 50 Bank Coastway Community Bank 4 Bowling Alley Bowling Academy 78 Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry 46 Building Contractor DTP Construction 26 Building Contractor M.G. Salois Construction 12 Building Materials J & J Materials Corp. 19 Building/Remodeling Ferreira Builders, Inc. 27 Candidate Jim McGovern 38 Candidate Steven Howitt 13 Carpentry - Finish Mark Koussa Carpentry 14 Carpentry - Finish Pine Woods Construction 60 Carpet Cleaning Earle’s Carpet Cleaning 24 Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery 13 Cheerleading Out of Control Allstars Cheer Co 77 Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 21 Child Care Rehoboth Family Childcare Assoc. 30 Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center 33 Child Care Village Green Preschool 97 Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 49 Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep 64 Chiropractor Mobley Family Chiropractic 45 Church Eusebeia Bible Church 90 Circus Circus Vidbel 29 Circus Circus Vidbel 52 Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service 102 Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles 101




Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Incorp Concrete Cutters Cut Rite Concrete Cutting Corp. Country Club Rehoboth Country Club, Inc. Dance Studio Alicia’s Dance Studio Dance Studio Arthur Murray Dance Studio Precision Dance C/o Dougs Music Dance Studio Step Ahead School of Dance Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC Dentist Ritebite Dental Dentist Romani Orthodontics Disposal Service Professional Duct Cleaning Dog Boarding Longview Kennels Dog Grooming Groom & Style Dog Services Canine Mastery, Inc Electrician AC Electric Electrician Dorrance Electric Electrician James Tavares Electric Electrician Neal Bellavance Electric Excavating MJD Excavating, Inc. Farmers Market The Farmer’s Garden Feed & Supply Store Munroe Feed & Supplies Fence Installation Fence Tech Fence-Sales/Serv. Foxx Fence Festival City Of East Prov Recreation Dept. Fishing The Bass Boys Flooring - All Types Custom Linocraft Flooring - Wood David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors Florist Anjulan’s Florist & Gardens Food Service BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Food Service Bryner’s Mountain Rubs Fuel - Oil Affordable Fuel Fuel - Oil Al’s Quality Oil Co. Fuel - Oil E & V Oil Co. Fuel - Oil Pricerite Discount Heating Oil Fuel - Oil Stateline Fuel & Burner Service Furniture/Upholstery Masterson Furniture and Upholstery Garden Center Little Tree Nursery Gift Shop Casa Ideal Gift Shop The Claddagh Connection Gifts & Collectibles Cards Plus Glass Fabricator Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. Golf Cars New England Golf Cars Hair Salon Snipits Handyman CBS Enterprises Health & Fitness Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness Health & Fitness YMCA - Newman Health Care Community VNA Heating & Air Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning Heating Service COD Heating

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Home Improvements All Pro Home Improvements Professional Property Maintenance Home Improvements Stateside Vinyl Siding Company Horse Stable-Lessons Journey’s Haven Riding School Insurance Agency Lefebvre Smith Insurance Insurance Agency The Agency Paiva Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers Junk Removal Junk Vehicles Landscape Service Acorn Landscapes Landscape Service Atlantic Landscaping Landscape Service Bee Green Lawncare, LLC. Landscape Service Big Sky Landscaping Landscape Service Chris Manley Landscape Service Green Care Landscaping Landscape Service Lawnscapes Landscape Service MacManus Landscape Services Landscape Service Moreshead Landscaping Landscape Service Oakhill Landscape Landscape Service Superior Lawn Care Lawn Sprinklers P & G Irrigation Limousine Service Lea Limousine Service Marble Fabricators Star Marble & Granite Martial Arts USA Karate Masonry-Construction O’Brien Masonry Inc. Masonry-Construction StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho Masonry-Construction William Gallant, Jr. Masonry Services Massage Therapy Adventure Spa Medical Center East Providence Urgent Care Music Doug’s Music Retail & Learning Ctr Nail Salon Creative Nails New Age Shop The Silver Willow Nursing Service Cultured Care, Inc. Optometrists Barrington Eye Center Optometrists Brown Center Optometrists Oscar Ni,O.D. ,Optometrist Orthodontics Romani Orthodontics Painting Contractor Advantage Painting Painting Contractor Cronan Painting Painting Contractor Delisle & Son Painting & Repair Painting Contractor EZ Painting Painting Contractor Iachetti Painting Company Painting Contractor Lundco Painting LLC. Painting Contractor Reliable Painting Co. Paving Contractor Action Industries Paving Contractor Driveway Medics Paving Contractor Mohegan Seal Coating Co Paving Contractor Ryan Asphalt Paving Pest Control & Lawn Northeast Pest Control Pest Control Services Bi-State Pest Control

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