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Rehoboth Approves Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 by Laura Calverley
Voters approved a $19.7 million budget for fiscal year 2011 at the third night of town meeting. The budget included approximately 12 million for the school department. Voters clearly supported the finance committee’s recommendations over those proposed by selectmen, throughout the town meeting’s sessions. Selectmen Chairman Ken Foley proposed several changes to the budget, including eliminating the town planner/conservation agent and tree warden, combining the wages of town office clerks (so all the
department assistants would be managed by the selectmen’s office), and increasing the highway department budget. Foley wanted to eliminate the town planner position because work was slower now due to the economy and he said other towns managed without a planner. Many disagreed with his proposal, including fellow Selectmen Kevin McBride, who said it was a critical position. “I strongly and explicitly support retaining this position,” McBride said. continued on page 4
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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley
50th Class Graduates from D-R
Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School’s Class of 2010 graduated on June 13. They were the 0th class to graduate from the school, marking a milestone in the school’s history. 26 students accepted their diplomas in the commencement ceremony. Valedictorian of the class was Haley Jackson of Dighton and salutatorian was Nicholas Noons, also from Dighton. Other student speakers included Class President Eric Angell and Honor Essayists Cory Furtado and Julianne Peixoto.
D-R School Committee Chair Resigns
Janice Terry, Chairman of the DightonRehoboth Regional School Committee abruptly resigned last month. Terry, who was serving her 21st year on the committee, said she wanted people to know that she was not resigning for health concerns or personal reasons, but she did give any further explanation. She made the announcement at the last school committee meeting of the school year. Terry’s term expires next April. There is no word on who will replace her. School committee meetings resume in August.
Selectman Argues with Planning Board Over Site Plans
Selectman Chairman Ken Foley argued with the planning board over site plans he requested for the Rocky Run Phase I development. The board questioned why Foley needed the plans, asking if there was a lawsuit involved. Foley said there was a lawsuit and that the insurance company, through the town’s attorney, had asked him to arrange a survey of the drainage pipes on the street. He said he needed the plans for the survey and the plans he received were not complete and copied incorrectly. The planning board said they never provided him with any plans. At a subsequent meeting, the two boards did come to an agreement and the planning board agreed to provide the plans.
Planning Board Accuses RePAC of Censorship
The planning board has accused Rehoboth Public Access Corporation (RePAC) of censoring their meetings on two occasions. RePAC denies that any censorship took place. According to the planning board, on May 19 and June 16, the live cable cast of their meetings was abruptly terminated. On May 19, the board says that the cameraman took a cell phone call and then they noticed the television monitor changed from the live stream of the meeting to the automated public access bulletin. When the members asked if the meeting was still being shown live, the cameraman said he was told to discontinue the live cable cast. On June 16, the meeting’s live cable cast was allegedly terminated again. RePAC said there was a technical problem on June 16, but would not comment on May 19. The meetings have since been rebroadcast on RePAC’s government channel, and are available on-demand on their web site, .
Selectmen Repeal Amendments to Comcast Contract
Selectmen voted on June 28 to repeal amendments to the town’s contract with Comcast that were approved in April. Selectmen held a public meeting to discuss the amendments, which concerned advertising revenues and home shopping fees and the public access support payment that Comcast pays to the town for the public access channels. In April, selectmen amended the contract so that Comcast’s public access operational payment, that was being paid directly to RePAC, would flow through the board of selectmen instead. Many people spoke against repealing the amendments at the public meeting, but Selectmen Chairman Ken Foley said that RePAC had agreed to provide reports of the Comcast payments to the town. He also said there were other considerations due to a lawsuit that RePAC has filed against the town, which he couldn’t discuss. Town counsel explained that the vote taken to repeal the amendments will not take effect until an agreement on the lawsuit is signed.
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by Laura Calverley Planning Board Chairman Mike Costello and Conservation Commission Chairman Scott Pennoyer both said the position requires a knowledgeable professional because of the nature of the work, dealing with engineering plans and conservation laws. The position works 20 hours a week for the planning board and 20 hours for the conservation commission. “They want an inexperienced clerk to handle your town’s planning needs,” said Costello. Voters defeated Foley’s amendment to eliminate the town planner/conservation agent and approved approximately $3,000 for the position. Foley also proposed increasing the selectmen’s office wages by more than $220,000 to consolidate all the town office clerks under the selectmen’s office. Foley said he wanted to be able to move people if necessary from one department to another. “We’re in trouble. We have to consolidate. It’s going to be necessary to move these positions,” Foley said. Opponents said that the clerks were trained for their specific positions and consolidating them would require extensive training. “Each department is unique and moving people around does not make any sense,” said Kathleen Amaral, steward of the clerk’s union. Foley’s amendment was defeated again and voters approved the finance committee’s recommendation of approximately $7,000 for the selectmen’s wages, leaving the other clerks’ wages in their respective departments. At the second night of town meeting voters also debated the tree warden position at length, after Foley made an amendment to eliminate funding for the position. Foley said he was trying to save the town money by combining the forestry and highway departments into a public works department. Again, many people spoke against the proposal because the tree warden is an elected position. They also praised Tree Warden Bill Dalpe for his years of dedicated service and hard work in running the town’s forestry department. Voters defeated the amendment and voted to fully fund the forestry department at the finance committee’s recommendations. On the third night, Foley proposed another budget change, this time to increase the highway department’s wage line. The finance committee recommended cutting three positions from the department and Foley wanted to keep one position, saying that laying off the third individual “is a mistake.” Several residents spoke in favor of keeping the highway position. Highway Superintendent Peter Richmond cautioned that the roadways would start to deteriorate if the department was cut further. Foley ended up withdrawing his amendment after a discussion on where the money would come from did not turn up an answer that would keep a balanced budget. McBride offered a compromise. He proposed approving the finance committee’s figures, but not laying off the highway worker. He wanted to wait until the fall town meeting to see if the town could come up with the money to keep the position and voters agreed. After the budget was concluded, other articles approved at town meeting included the purchase of a new document management system that would create minutes of town board and committee meetings, a wetland protection bylaw that imposed additional filing fees, several street acceptances and the reports of various town committees.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful people who where involved in making the Rehoboth Anawan Lions Yard Sale such a great success. Members and volunteers are the backbone of our organization and that certainly showed clearly at this event on June 12th and 13th. I would like to thank Dick and Barbara Georgia for publishing our flyer and putting us on the front page. That was a big help. The Rehoboth Anawan Lions is a wonderful club to belong to. We not only help with Mass Eye Research we try to raise funds in ways that give back to the community and provide help to people or families in need. If you are interested in becoming a Lion please contact the Rehoboth Anawan Lions at 508 336-0827. Thank you, Jeanne Noons Rehoboth Anawan Lion
Seekonk - Did You Know?
Do the taxpayers of Seekonk know that the town employees have agreed to NO raises for the coming year? Knowing that state aid and other revenues have decreased, they cooperated in the attempt to provide level services to the residents so that no lay-offs had to be made. Unfortunately, the school employees are receiving a 2% increase for 6 months and another 2% in the next 6 months. This is costing the taxpayers $615,964. While this is the third year of a negotiated contract, it was stated at last year’s town meeting that the contract would be reopened if state aid and revenues were down. This evidently did not happen and services and positions will need to be cut next year. These divisive events must be eliminated and ALL employees should be treated equally. How do you rate the value of a policeman or a fireman or a member of public works who protect our lives over the value of educators who are so important to our children? What would happen if we had no one to assess and collect taxes, no one to protect public health, no one to protect our land and its use, no one to keep our records? ALL are important. Let’s treat them fairly and equally and not expect some to sacrifice more that others. Beverly Hart Seekonk
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To all the Friends that have ridden with me in the past fifteen years and more: First; to dispel any rumors that either Debra, Lois or myself have elected to leave our jobs voluntarily is an Out And Out Lie. We have been terminated by The Town electing to return the van to Gatra. Some months ago, our Board of Selectmen, with Skip Vadnais as chairman and Sue Pimental from the Finance Committee said that “We definitely Will Not Touch Gatra”. Then, there was a meeting with a Few of the COA Board of Directors, where it was decided to return the van service to Gatra. We, Lois, Deb and myself were told at that time, by Sally, that our jobs were ‘Safe’, and that Gatra would take us in their arms and continue our employment. Yeah, Right. At a subsequent meeting with the ‘head-honcho’ of Gatra, it came out that ‘No Such Thing Was Ever Promised’. We could apply for jobs like anyone else, but no preferences would be given. We enjoyed what we do and did, (this will end on June 30, Gatra takes the van back on July 1) but such is life, I suppose. I chose to retire, but Deb and Lois cannot, so will just be Unemployed, thank you. There will be some differences in the services rendered, naturally. There will be a period of ‘adjustment’ that must be enjoyed or tolerated, as the case may be. There will, of course, be no further contact with the van drivers by cell=phone; everything will be by their dispatchers in Taunton. This is not the extent of the changes at the COA. Our Director, Janice Godfrey, was the first to get it. It was dirty, the way they did it, but the Finance Committee ruled, so bye-bye Janice. Next, was Claire Boyle, the Outreach Worker that took care of the SHINE program, visited the homebound and accompanied them to Doctors Visits, etc. She saw the handwriting on the wall and retired. She Was Never Replaced. The most recent loss was our Office Assistant Manager, Harriet Casorso. She also saw the ‘Wall’, and retired. In two weeks, Lois, Deb and I will be gone. This leaves Only Norie to be responsible for holding down the fort, with the help and assistance of a group of volunteers, not least of these, are our Own Board of Directors. We still have the Podiatrist a couple of times a month, and Claire comes in for a few hours once a week, when available. Otherwise, it has been said many times: “The Place is Only a Place For Fun and Games now, The Real purposes of a Council On Aging no longer exists in Rehoboth”. My personal Opinion on that is “Once Again, The Old People Get Short-changed for the good of a bunch of politicians looking for votes and/or personal appointment by same”. So, Goodbye for now, Thanks for listening, and as things evolve, keep in mind the favorite saying of that famous singer, Al Jolson, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” Best regards; Steve Fricker, Rehoboth
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The Annual Town Meeting, the Meeting of the Rehoboth Water District and a Special Town Meeting within the Annual Meeting commenced on May 24th and continued with two adjourned sessions on June 1st and June 7th respectively. We had a record turnout of 687 voters attending the first session, 332 voters at session two and 273 registered voters at session three. Town business was concluded with a balanced budget and approval of an additional twenty six articles which included $11,400 for a Document Management Software System which will enable Boards and Committees to record minutes directly at their meetings and make them accessible to the public on line, General By Law Amendments addressing the Planning/Conservation Agent with terms of employment to be determined by the Planning Board and Conservation Commission, respectively, and a Wetland Protection By Law addressing a filing fee schedule. A Zoning By Law Amendment was also approved regarding an Associate Planning Board Member to be appointed by the Planning Board to act in the case of absence or inability to act in the event of a vacancy on the board when acting as the Special Permit Granting Authority. These General and Zoning By Law Amendments have been submitted to the Attorney General for approval.
A new policy has been established for anyone that wants to file a Business Certificate for a new business within the Town of Rehoboth. Before you come to the Town Clerk’s Office to file a DBA you must first go to the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer’s Office at 320 Anawan Street. The fee to file a business certificate with the Town Clerk is $0.00 and the certificate is valid for four years. If you have any questions regarding Dog Licensing or your Business Certificate Renewals, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 08-22-602, Extension 109 or 110. My assistant Lynn Shaker and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer and vacation season.
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Notes From The Tax Collector/Treasurer
Fiscal 2011 Tax bills were mailed on June 30, 2010 and due 1st Quarter on August 2, 2010 and 2nd Quarter will be due on November 1, 2010. If you have not received a tax bill or if you have a question regarding that bill, please contact the Collector/Treasurer’s Office at 08-22-371, Ext. 116. Fiscal 2010 tax bills were due on May 28, 2010. If you have not already paid your tax bill please submit to avoid any additional penalties and interest. We apologize for anyone’s check that was not cashed in a timely manner for their May tax bill. We are short one person now in the Collector’s Office due to a layoff and with only one clerk entering the payments, answering the phone and waiting on customers; it is taking a bit longer to enter each and every payment. We would like to thank the taxpayers for their patience during this period. If anyone either trades in a vehicle or sells a vehicle during the year and turns the plates into the Registry of Motor Vehicles should bring that receipt to the Assessors’ Office to request abatement on the Motor Vehicle Tax Bill.
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We hear a lot these days about the need to become less dependent on fossil fuels by capturing the benefits of cleaner renewable energy from the sun. The Rehoboth Energy Committee, in conjunction with the Town Planning Board, has been exploring the potential of solar energy. The Energy Committed has crafted a recommended town by-law enabling the Town and it citizens to benefit from greater use of solar energy in the form of large scale ground mounted photovoltaic installations. Currently, this type of power generation is not permitted in Rehoboth. This Energy Committee is working to have the proposed Use of Wind Energy Facilities Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations By-law presented to the October 2010 Town Meeting for approval.
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Large scale photovoltaic installations can provide: A new source of income for land owners in the form of lease payments and/or reduced power costs in exchange for land provided to large scale solar power producing companies, (These companies actually own, install and provide the generated energy to the electric grid.) Increased excise tax income paid to the town by these large scale producers, A means of preserving the rural and agricultural character of much of the town by providing farmers with income from their land without needing to subdivide it for development purposes, and The first step for Rehoboth to become a state recognized “Green Community” qualifying the town for state funding of local energy improvement projects.
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A series of public hearings to present the proposed by-law will be held during the summer and early fall 2010. The schedule and venues for these meetings will be posted on the Rehoboth Town Web site http://www.town.rehoboth.ma.us/town_meetings.html. The meetings will provide briefings of the by-law content and an opportunity for citizens both to ask questions and raise issues of concern. In addition to these meetings, a synopsis of the proposed solar by-law will be published in the August 2010 issue of the Reporter and a discussion of the most frequently asked questions and answers will be included in the September 2010 issue. The full text of the by-law will be available online under the documents section in the Planning Board Web Page at http://www.town.rehoboth. ma.us/planning_board.html.
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The Rehoboth Rescue Squad reminds drivers not to leave children and pets unattended in a vehicle. They can become ill from heat exhaustion when left in a hot car, even with the windows open to provide airflow. On a typical sunny, summer day, the temperature inside a car can reach potentially deadly levels within minutes. Experts say the damage can happen in as little as ten minutes. Even on a mild day at 72 degrees outside, an SUV can heat up to 100 degrees in ten minutes and to 120 degrees in just 30 minutes. At 90 degrees outside, the interior of a vehicle can heat up to 160 degrees within several minutes. Cracking the window to let air in does little to protect children from the effects of heat buildup in a parked car. Heat exhaustion can occur at temperatures above 90 degrees and heat stroke can occur when temperatures rise above 10 degrees. If not treated immediately, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. With respiratory systems that are still developing, children are particularly vulnerable to heat exhaustion. Last year, nationwide, there were at least 42 deaths in the United States due to hyperthermia after being left inside hot cars, trucks, vans, and SUV’s. (Source: San Francisco State University) By following these few safety tips, we can help keep our children and pets safe. • Children should never be left alone in a vehicle, not even to run a quick errand, even with the windows down. • Teach children not to play in, on, or around cars • Always lock car doors and trunks – even at home – and keep keys out of children’s reach. Children can set a vehicle in motion. Make sure that remote entry devices are also out of reach. • Always make sure all child passengers have left the vehicle when you reach your destination. Don’t overlook sleeping infants. • When securing your child in a safety restraint system in a vehicle that has been parked in the heat, check to make sure seating surfaces and equipment child safety seat and safety belt buckles) aren’t too hot. • Use a light covering to shade the seat of your parked vehicle. Consider using shades on the windows. • If a child gets locked inside, call 911 and get him/her out as soon as possible. • If you see a child or animal unattended in a vehicle, be proactive and call 911.
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For the past 4 years, the Rehoboth Rescue Squad has provided emergency services to the town of Rehoboth. We are the only 100% unpaid volunteer public safety organization in Rehoboth. Aside from regular training and drills, rescue members also volunteer time for details and fundraisers. We use money raised to help pay for equipment and training. Rescue members continuously train in our core responsibilities, which include auto extrication, water rescue, dive team search and recovery, search & rescue, storm spotting, RACES Ham radio operation, and support to the town's other emergency service entities. By focusing on these core areas, we ensure the highest level of competency and safe practices. Rescue members often go beyond typical monthly training drills, meeting several times a month to practice and train. Your Rehoboth Rescue Squad has always acted to serve our town when called upon. During the devastating spring floods, our members logged nearly 200 hours of service to the citizens of Rehoboth. Along with opening an emergency shelter and manning it
July 2010 The Reporter late into the night, Rescue members filled and delivered sand bags using our own vehicles, fuel, and vacation time from our normal jobs, all at no expense to the town. We also participated in the dramatic water rescue of a couple and their dog, who where swept away by raging flood waters. One of our dive team members safely rescued the female victim from the water. The hours of work and personal equipment of our members will generate credit towards the Town's 2% responsibility of the total cost of the storm, thereby reducing the cost to you, the taxpayer, in meeting this expense. This represents thousands of dollars in credits. In the coming months, we will introduce you to the volunteer members who give their time to serve the citizens of our town. We are EMT’s, engineers, teachers, business owners, technicians, mechanics, and more, who enjoy volunteering and serving our community. We hope to inform our fellow citizens of the people behind the Rescue organization, and the inner workings of public safety in our town. Please visit our website to learn more about your Rehoboth Rescue Squad. http://www.rehobothrescue7.org.
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The Department has been responding to many smoke investigation calls and complaints caused by outdoor boilers and cooking/camp fires. Massachusetts has recently passed regulations limiting the use of outdoor boiler between May and September; contact the Health Agent for specific details. Out door fires are prohibited in Massachusetts. Cooking fires are allowed by permission. Residents need to call the Department for permission before Friday at 12 noon to have a weekend fire. Weather and air conditions will dictate if fires will be allowed. Please be remember that the smoke from cooking fires can travel great distances and create a nuisance.
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On June 1, 2010, at its first community wide public hearing, Seekonk Community Preservation Committee Chair, Ron Blum, announced that application forms for projects to be considered for the fall Town Meeting will be available in the Town Clerk’s office beginning July 1. At the public hearing, Committee members described the application process and residents asked questions about criteria for projects and the allocation of funds. The Community Preservation Act, passed by Seekonk voters in April 2009 allows the Town to use monies collected from a 1.2% levy on residential tax bills, plus money from a state matching grant for projects in the areas of Open space, Historic preservation, Affordable community housing and Recreation. Projects can be developed by individuals or organizations, but they must meet criteria set forth in the Application Process. Although the CPC selects the projects, all must be voted on by Town residents at a Town Meeting and only those projects receiving a majority of votes can proceed. More information about the CPA can be found on the Committee’s web site at www. seekonk.info Information is also available on www.communitypreservation.org.
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Community Autism Resources invites business, schools and families to sign up for their annual “Hearts & Hands Walk and Family Fun Day” event on Saturday, September, 2, 2010 at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Ma.. Participants can register online at www.firstgiving.com/communityautismresources or contact Jan Randall at (08) 379-0371. The Family Fun Day will take place before, during and after the walk, offering families of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, fun activities in a comfortable environment. Visual schedules of the day’s events will be available. There are free activities for the whole family including our Bubble Creation Station, Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos and more. There will also be an Autism Awareness Store that will have a wide variety of items including: bracelets, pins, key chains, car magnets, T-shirts and much more! And there will be a large raffle with a wide variety of items. Refreshments will also be available for free.
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Events & Activities Rehoboth Contra Dance Friday, July 9, 8 p.m.
There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, July 9, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. All dances will be taught by caller Sue Rosen. Music will be performed by Rumblestrip, with Nat Hewitt, Liza Constable, and Glen Loper. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks. com/rehoboth.html.
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The Bristol Theatre Company Presents
“Shakespeare on the Lawn at Linden Place”
featuring a Contemporary Version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a fun, frothy romp though the travails of high school, complete with note-passing, hearsay, mistaken identity, and the big dance where everything changes. For three consecutive Sundays in July, the Bristol Theatre Company will present this classic tale in a new way that is entertaining for the entire family. The performance will take place in the historic Linden Place gardens at 500 Hope Street on July 11, July 18 and July 25 at 4 P.M. Messina High School is overrun with rumors. Star athlete Benedick is convinced he can’t tolerate classmate Beatrice, but rumors of Beatrice’s love for him convince him otherwise. Beatrice is convinced she can’t tolerate Benedick, but rumors of his love for her convince her otherwise. Benedick’s friend Claudio thinks that Pedro is in love with Hero and that Hero is in love with Borachio, but in fact Hero is in love with Claudio. It’s all Vice Principal Dogberry can do to keep everything straight. Will the whole student body collapse under the weight of it all, or is it Much Ado About Nothing? Admission is $12 and tickets may be purchased at the door. In the event of rain, the performance will take place in the Linden Place ballroom. Bring your own chair, blanket and picnic! For more information, call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390.
* Free * On Sunday evening, July 18, 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 July 18 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, call Bob Elliott at 508-669-5656 or Judith Schrier at 401-751-4554, or you can email Paul Wilde at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www. contradancelinks.com/jammers.html.
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Clambakes At West Congregational Church
West Congregational Church is preparing for another three clambakes this year. All bakes will start at 6pm. The first bake will be on Tuesday, July 20th and the second bake, Tuesday, August 17th. Due to voting and a scheduling conflict, the third bake will be held Thursday, September 16th. We want to offer you the opportunity to place an advertisement on our placemats! Over 1800 people attend these bakes from all over the area. For a one-time cost of $0.00, your business-card ad will be on our placemats for all three bakes. The cost of the ad is tax deductible. We need two business cards and a check made payable to West Congregational Church by June 30th. This will allow ample time for printing. Space is limited so your prompt attention would be appreciated. These clambakes are the biggest fund-raiser of the church and the funds help support the work being done at West Congregational Church. We appreciate your support be advertising at these clambakes. Call Carol Dorer (08-822-110 or Mel Angus (08)22-6870.
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Area residents can help support Rhode Island’s largest and oldest hospice with a night out with the Pawtucket Red Sox as they take on the Toledo Mud Hens. Pawtucket Red Sox Night for Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island takes place on Thursday, July 22, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. Proceeds will benefit Home & Hospice Care of Rhodes Island, which has offered comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual care for people facing life-challenging illnesses for over three decades. PawSox night will feature an all-youcan-eat barbecue, beginning at :00 p.m., followed by the baseball game against the Toledo Mud Hens at 7:0 p.m. In addition to the barbecue and game, many activities have been planned, including music, raffles, autographs from the PawSox players and a silent auction featuring New England sports memorabilia. Tickets are $18 per person. Children ages 3 and younger are free. Sponsorships also are available. “What better way to showcase your support of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and at the same time entertain your staff or guests, than with an evening enjoying America’s favorite pastime – baseball,” says Pam Cassidy, Stewardship and Special Events Coordinator, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. Anyone who wants more information about tickets or sponsorships may contact Cassidy at 401-41-4217 or pcassidy@ hhcri.org.
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Bring your entire family to ancient Egypt. You’ll travel back into Bible times without setting foot outside our community. Experience this fun, hands-on Bible times event at: Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Each day, your family members can become part of history as they see, hear,touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Pharoah’s empire! You’ll explore authentic Marketplace shops, visit Joseph (who’s in Pharaoh’s prison…then gets promoted to Pharaoh’s palace), take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample tasty tidbits as you discover more about how God was with Joseph in good times and bad. These experiences make God’s Word come alive with new meaning for all who participate. July 27 and 29, Aug. 3,,and 10. The adventure starts at 6:30 pm and will end at 8:30pm. To register your family for this awesome Bible adventure, call this number: 08-28-3017 or Hazel Mohr at email@example.com.
Rehoboth Triad presents… An Evening with Dave Downs
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do you know why pencils are painted yellow? have you heard of a hornbook or battledore? Join us as we listen to dave discuss slate pencils, 19th century school houses and many other captivating topics about Olde time schools.
Wednesday July 28th, 2010 5 p.m. Cookout: hot dogs, chips, ice cream, beverages 6 p.m. Talk Rehoboth Council on Aging; 55 Bay State Rd. $2. donation; Get your tickets today! Call Marilyn Henley (508) 252-9366 or Pat Higson (508) 252-4602
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Woonsocket, RI – April 27, 2010 – Athena’s Home Novelties, one of the country’s premier adult novelty companies, today announced Athena’s Cup, a national campaign that aims to collect and hook together 169,000 donated bras in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness and attempt to break the current bra-chain Guinness World Record. Athena’s Cup will collect a $.00 donation with each bra collection in an effort to raise half a million dollars for breast cancer research. In an effort to increase awareness of the cause, members of The Athena’s Cup will be hosting a fundraiser event: Rockin’ Bras for the Cure on Friday July 30th, 2010. This event will be held at RiRa Irish Pub, 0 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903. Rockin’ Bras for the Cure will feature the music of live bands The Agents and for the love of sloane, live belly-dancing by Sarah and her Bella Dancers, PLUS thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes.
July 2010 The Reporter Admission for Rockin’ Bras for the Cure is only $5.00 for guests who bring a donation of bra(s) in any condition. Admission is $10.00 for guest without bra(s) donation. Organizers of Athena’s Cup hope to reach their goal of 169,000 bras by October 2010 to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the campaign, the bra-chain will be displayed at various events across the country including the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s 5th Annual Flames of Hope “Celebration of Life” in Providence, RI on October 9th and the 2010 Autumnfest, an annual festival held in Woonsocket, RI each Columbus Day weekend, where it will be judged by a Guinness World Record professional. Together, the hooked bras have the potential to stretch up to 100 miles. Portions of the bra chain will be available for display throughout the country upon request. Proceeds raised from Athena’s Cup will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and The Gloria Gemma Foundation. In honor and memory of breast cancer survivors, donors are encouraged to write the names of a loved one or other meaningful inscriptions on the bras prior to sending them in. Gently worn bras received will be donated to battered women shelters following the campaign. Shelters interested in receiving a donation of bras are encouraged to send a request to email@example.com. If you are unable to attend the Rockin’ Bras for the Cure event and would like to make a donation or learn more about The Athena’s Cup and Athena’s Home Novelties, contact Michelle Salgueiro at Michelle@AthenasByMichelle.com or call (401) 835-0811. Online donations can also be made at www.athenascup.org.
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Sophisticated Swing Big Band
Event: Big Band concert and for the residents and seniors of Rehoboth featuring local saxophonist Tom Rose and Sophisticated Swing Big Band sponsored in part by Eastern Star Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts, American Legion Post 302, and The Rehoboth Council on Aging. Description: 17 piece big band with Sharon Gregory, a wellknown and experienced performer in the Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area on vocals. This year’s theme will focus on hits of the 30’s right up to the present consisting of Swing, Light Jazz, Latin, Easy Listening, and traditional Big Band music. The event is free to all and open to the public. Date, Place & Time: Sunday August 1, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at The Gladys Hurrell Rehoboth Senior Center, 55 Bay State Road (Route 118), Rehoboth, MA. Refreshments will be served.
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Get ready to go on safari with Barrington Presbyterian Church at Vacation Bible School this summer! Join Faye the Zebra, Amy the Monkey, Bud the Elephant, Sam the Meerkat, and Jonathon the Giraffe at Baobab Blast, God’s Great Get-Together. On the savannah, the baobab tree serves as a meeting place for people to gather and share stories, and that’s what we’re going to do! Kids will have the opportunity to hear the Word and be amazed at God’s wildlife creations. They’ll meet new friends, sing awesome songs, make cool crafts, play zany games, and munch yummy snacks. Each day kids will grow in faith as one of our “critter guides” helps us learn to trust, love, follow, care, and share.
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The 11th annual Larry Procopio Rehoboth Harvest Block Party will be held at Redway Plain on Saturday, September 18, 2010 with a rain date of September 19. Plans are being formulated now. Anyone interested in having a booth this year, please contact Lynn at email email@example.com or Bev at telephone number 08-22-3324.
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Enjoy super fun recreation swim time with floating sports games, noodles, splash balls and inflated sea creatures. Pool Palooza is Free for Newman Y members; only $10 nonmember Families (neighborhood friends $8/child must have a parent liability waiver on file at the Y)
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All ages can enjoy a nutritious meal ($3/ member, $6/nonmember) for the cost of fast food, swim before or after in the Y pool (4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:20 – 8:15 p.m.), jump on the moon bounce, play outdoor tennis or basketball or join family ZUMBA class 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
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Learn About The $1900 A Month Benefit For Veterans The VA Doesn’t Want You To Know About. Many Veterans and spouses qualify for a little-known VA benefit designed to keep Veterans and spouses at home and out of the nursing home. It can also pay for assisted living. The benefit ranges from about $1000 a month for widows to about $1900 a month for couples. Our FREE report outlines the benefit and what it takes to qualify. Call now for a copy of your free special report.
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Join us for our 2nd annual Carnival where you have an opportunity to dunk our hard working camp counselors, take a real live pony ride, play games and win great prizes. Discounted food, beverage and game tickets will be available at the Newman YMCA Welcome Center the preceding week. All proceeds benefit our Kids to Camp Scholarship fund.
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Please join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Newman YMCA Building Construction and recognize special guests from the Board, the Building Committee, original employees and the donors who made it all possible. Gala Dinner will be held at the Wannamoisett Country Club in East Providence. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance at the YMCA. Actually founded in 1945 using rented space in an East Providence Church, the Newman YMCA has developed into a cornerstone for the communities we serve. The current building was opened in October 1980 and is located on 7 acres in Seekonk adjacent to the East Providence city line. The Y expanded in 1987 and again in 2001 to accommodate growing membership and the diverse community needs. The Newman YMCA offers youth development programs and healthy lifestyle opportunities for all ages while continuing to maintain a focus on social responsibility.
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Still time to enroll in summer programs including Tennis Lessons; Backyard Pool Lessons where the Y lifeguards and instructors come to you and your neighborhood; Summer Birthday Parties; Y Team Challenge – your chance to team up with others to achieve all your health, weight and fitness goals working with personal trainers for 12 weeks starting August 2; Karate for ages 5 and up and so much more including summer camp! Register online www.YMCAgreaterprovidence.org on the Newman branch site, by phone or in person. Turn to page 70 for more Events...
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Announcements Crafters and Vendors Wanted for Auxiliary Fall Bazaar
On Saturday, 10/2, the American Legion Auxiliary will hold their first annual Fall Bazaar. It will be held at the American Legion Post located at 31 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Each space holds an 8 foot table and 2 chairs. Tables and chairs will be provided. The donation for each space is $2.00. Please contact Kathy at 401-434-8917 to reserve your space or for more information.
East Providence/Seekonk Rotary and Seekonk Lions Clubs Announce Charity Golf Tournament Wannamoisett Country Club to host tournament on July 26, 2010 with proceeds benefiting area charities
The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club and the Seekonk Lions Club announce their Annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Wannamoisett Country Club, 96 Hoyt Avenue, Rumford, R.I. Anchor Karen Adams of WPRI-TV and Fox Providence will serve as Honorary Chair of this year’s event. Proceeds from the Rotary/Lions Annual Charity Golf tournament will benefit a number of community organizations including the East Providence and Seekonk High Schools, the Meeting Street School, Bradley Hospital, Seekonk Food Bank - Doorways, Seekonk Youth Baseball, Tap-In Food Bank and the RI Community Food Bank. The fee for an individual golfer is $17 and $700 for a foursome, and includes greens fees, carts, prizes, favors, lunch, after-golf hors d’oeuvres and dinner. A prize of $10,000 will be awarded to any participant who scores a hole-in-one. Sponsors of the event include: East Commerce Solutions Inc., Kavanaugh’s Bakery, Narragansett Brewery, Donnelly Photography, Atlantic Paper & Twine Co., Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance, Minuteman Press and East Bay Self Storage. “We are pleased to announce that the East Providence/Seekonk Rotary and the Seekonk Lions Clubs are joining forces to sponsor our charity golf event this July,” states Mike McQuade, president of the East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club. “By bringing these two organizations together, we will maximize efforts and continue to serve our communities and aid those in need. Special thanks goes out to the Seekonk Lions Club members under the leadership of President Nate Helgerson for their willingness to partner with us again for the third consecutive year.” For more information on the Rotary/Lions Clubs’ Annual Charity Golf Tournament, contact David Murphy (Rotary) at 401-434-4300 or Keith Rondeau (Lions) at 08-336-9113.
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The Rehoboth Minutemen set up an encampment for the third grade at Palmer River School in Rehoboth recently. The children were treated to several demonstrations of what life was like during the 18th century. The minutemen displayed surgical instruments, an enlisted man’s tent and an officer’s tent for the students to see. Other areas showed the children how people dressed, how candles and musket balls were made, as well as interesting facts about the military musicians of the time. The Minutemen give talks to several schools each year as well as taking part in several local parades and encampments. The Rehoboth Minutemen will appear in Taunton for their Liberty and Union weekend this October. For more information about the Rehoboth Minutemen go to http://www. rehobothminuteco.5u.com/
At our June 22 meeting we welcomed summer and awarded the Anthony C. Thatcher Scholarship to Tyrel M. Bliss. He is attending Bridgewater State College majoring in accounting. He was on the Dean’s list last semester and is well qualified. We voted to send donations to the Educational Aid Fund of the Massachusetts state Grange, and the National Grange Youth/Junior fund. The National Grange is celebrating 50 Golden Years at the National Grange Building in Washington, DC. The earliest Grange offices were held in the homes of National Grange officers. From 1918 until 1943, the National Grange rented spaces throughout DC. In 1943, the National Grange purchased its first building at 744 Jackson Place, facing Lafayette Square and just across the street from the White House. It was purchased by funds raised from 7,000 Community and Pomona Granges across the country. After lots of wrangling with the Federal Government and lots of hard work by all Grange members, the new building at1616 H Street, NW, was dedicated on June 29,1960 and serves as an example of the values and character of this organization. There are many more details in the “New Grange “publication, May/June 2010. Our next meeting is July 13th when we share our hobbies and stories. There will also be a penny sale to benefit the Albert G. Thomas Library and Museum. We then take a summer break till August 24th. Remember our meetings start at 7:30 P.M. and all are welcome.
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Members of the New England Antique Tractor & Truck Association proudly paraded 26 vehicles in honor and support of our veterans at the Dighton-Rehoboth Memorial Day Parade. The beautiful weather brought out willing participants as well as enthusiastic crowds to this home grown all American event. The club is planning to display its American made pride again at the Arnold Mills Independence Day Parade on Monday, July th in Cumberland, RI. On July 17th NEATTA will be at the Westport Fair which will be hosting our garden tractor pull. The farm tractors will pull at Francis Farm on July 18th. Our tractors & trucks will also be on display at an exciting new event on August 1th at Hobby Horse Farm on Route 118 in Rehoboth where a Rehoboth horse breed exposition is planned as a benefit event for Nike Park. Our next members meeting will be on July 21st, 700 pm at Francis Farm. For more information on any NEATTA events visit our website at www.neatta.org.
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In 2010, the Rehoboth Lions donated more than $1,000 to local charities, as well as more than $12,000 to Lions Eye research and other Lions charities. Of the $12,000, the annual golf tournament donated $3000. This year the tournament will return to Rehoboth and will be held at Crestwood Country Club. With the great support of the staff and members at Crestwood, the tournament will be held on a weekend, Saturday, September 18, 2010. This will allow many golfers, who cannot support charitable tournaments, which are often held on a Monday, the opportunity to play in one of the best private courses in southeastern Massachusetts and to support the Lions charities. With the backing of local businesses, the Rehoboth Lions have again been able to offer not only a fantastic Saturday of golf, but a huge lineup of prizes, a great buffet from the chefs at Crestwood, a putting contest, $000 hole-in-one contest, and many other fun activities to support our contribution. Sign-up for the tournament will be limited to 30 teams. Applications for this event, or tee-sponsorship, can be found at the Lions website (http://www.lionsofrehoboth.org) or from members of the golf committee: Jim Whitehead (08-22-989-0821); Jay Crandall (08-22-6878);Bill Cute(08-22-943);Ted Ballard (0822-9238); Dug Harvey (08-22-930); Ray Medeiros (08-229470).
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We sent a full team of competitors to the Southeastern New England Regions Dressage Rally on May 30th 2010 held at the Johnson and Wales facility in Rehoboth Ma. There were a total of 13 teams and 6 competitors for the day. Anawan had the youngest team to compete at the rally. Our team consisted of Talia Diciccio 1 yrs old Stable Manager and Captain, Macayla Sousa 8 yrs old, Emily Hale 8yrs old, Lauren Northrup 8 yrs old, and Ella Lewicki yrs old and the youngest competitor at the Rally. From 7 a.m. to p.m. the girls worked as a team on their own, the team had to go through soundness jogs, Formal Inspections, written tests, ride 2 Dressage Test of their choice, kit inspections, and turn backs. All of their hard work paid off at the end. In Horse Management they tied for 1st, and placed 2nd after the tie breaker, and received 7th in the Riding Phase. We are so proud of our girls! Keep up the great work, and as always “Ride With Pride”. Anyone interested in pony club please contact Tammy Lewicki Anawan’s DC at email@example.com.
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Lions Club Up-Coming Meetings And Events:
July 18, Sunday, Arrive Noon to 1:00 P.M., King Lion Mike Salois has his Big Summer Cook-out at the Home Of His Queen Karen! Bring a salad, veg or dessert. (Meat at cost provided by Mike) August 20, Friday, Summer Bash – Joint Project With Our Sister Club – The Anawan Lions. Hillside C.C. – Great easy listenin’ music, Summer evening social. We will be cooking and generally partnering with the Lady Lions. Sept. 18, Sat. 1:00 P.M. Golf Tourney at Crestwood C.C. Asking all members to support this event in any way they can! You can play in the Tourney, find others to play, sponsor a Tee Sign and help on the course that day.
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Rehoboth Anawan Lions Club News
By Bernie DeRoche On June 17, 2010, at the Hillside Country Club, the Rehoboth Anawan Lions Club held its Installation of Officers for the 20102011 Lionistic year. The installing officer was District Governor Ray Hebert from South Attleboro Lions. His wife Judy Hebert joined the club as a guest. The officers installed were the following: President – Denise Thomas 1st V.P. – Elaine Ferreira 2nd V.P. – Linda Ferreira 3rd V.P. – Nadine Martin Secretary – Carol Grenier Treasurer – Cheryl Gouveia Tail Twister – Lynne Searle Lion Tamer – Janice Goulart Director 2 years – Bernie DeRoche and Mary Beth Moriarty Director 1 year – Jeanne Noons and Beverly Procopio Membership Chairman – Alice Oliver Immediate Past President – Helen Dennen Perfect Attendance Awards for 20092010 were given out by the President Helen Dennen and Secretary Carol Grenier. These awards are: 1 year - Janice Goulart 2 years - Linda Ferreira, Deb Mills, Cheryl Gouveia 3 years – Nadine Martin years – Carol Grenier 6 years – Helen Dennen, Debbie Pires, Mary Ann Parella, Denise Thomas, Lynne Vickery 8 years – Mary Beth Moriarty, Alice Oliver 9 years – Ellie Horton 10 years – Elaine Ferreira, Jeanne Noons 12 years – Lynne Searle 1 years – Bev Procopio 18 years – Kathy Amaral, Bernie DeRoche, Charlene Cunha, Trudy Smith Our Lions Club was organized on Dec. 3, 1991 and we were chartered on February 28, 1992. So we have certainly, over 18 years, shown that we have fulfilled our motto “we serve”. Our last fund raiser for this year was our yard sale which was held on June 12 and 13. It was a HUGE success and we would like to give a big “Thank You” to Jeanne Noons and Alice Oliver, who, along with Rich Noons, collected, collected and collected items to sell for a year! Elaine Ferreira was able to store all the “stuff” for the club. The people helping that we got from our club members, The Rehoboth Lions and everyone that worked for 3 day’s are just too numerous to name! Without all those workers we would never have been so successful and, as I’ve said before, without all the support of everyone who came we would never have had our
July 2010 The Reporter largest fundraiser ever. “Thank you, thank you, and thank you!” All our money raised goes to Mass Eye Research, and to district and community needs. A group of club members attended the District 33S Awards Night. Our secretary, Carol Grenier, won the award for Runner Up Best Secretary. Congratulations Carol – job well done. Our next project will be on August 20th and will be the Summer Bash. It will be a fun night so save the date. It will be held at the Hillside Country Club and the entertainment will be provided by the Villanairs Group who play music from the 40’s, 0’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The cost will be $10. per person. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for sale. Come and join us – it will be a fun night with lots of dancing and camaraderie! For tickets call Denise Thomas at 1-774-218-8002 or Elaine Ferreira at 08-336-049. We still do our Marian Manor Bongo every month too. Even with all our other events we do this. Just remember our motto: “we serve” and indeed we do.
July 2010 Events at Providence Children’s Museum
Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for summer fun! Families continue to explore two exciting new play environments in the Museum’s native Children’s Garden that celebrate active outdoor play and join in special programs throughout the summer: Eco Explorers Tuesdays in July and August • 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Kids create with natural materials, blow enormous bubbles and meet live animals – each week is a different activity exploring the wonder of science and nature. Ages 3 – 11 Dates: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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Word has spread that last year’s clambake was delicious, and tickets are selling fast! We’ll serve heaping plates of tender clams, fish, sausages, onions, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, stuffing, sweet corn, brown bread and iced cold watermelon. Tickets: $33. Seating is limited, so make sure to call soon: 508-252-4363, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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And We all Traveled Back to Colonial Times…
The last bus load of 4th graders waved goodbye to the Carpenter Museum staff and volunteers on Wednesday, June 16. Like the other five classes that visited us in June, they enjoyed the chance to travel with us back to a time when food was cooked on an open hearth and barns were built without nails. We enjoyed having them! Thanks again to Rebecca Smith who coordinated the program. And we take our colonial hats (and mop caps) off to all our volunteers, especially John Evans, who came every day to share his knowledge about the barn and rope making with every class.
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It’s a pleasure to have two young interns at the museum this summer. Amanda Knox and Caitlin Hayes are working with Curator Laura Napolitano inventorying the collections displayed on the first and second floors of the museum. Next they will be conducting research on select artifacts. Amanda, who has been volunteering at the Carpenter Museum for the past two years, graduated from Attleboro High School in June and will be attending Salem State College in the fall, majoring in History.
The Reporter July 2010 Caitlin, who is majoring in History at UMass Amherst, will start her junior year this fall. She hopes to pursue her interests in restoration and possibly be a curator. Caitlin, who graduated from Dighton/Rehoboth High in 2008, has two older brothers, Nate & Ryan. In addition to her work at the museum, she is working at Fantasyland in Seekonk this summer and will be volunteering as a tour guide at the John Brown House in Providence. You are cordially invited to our Caitlin Hayes. Amanda Knox. “Meet the Interns” Summer Social Sunday August 8, 2 to 4 pm, when Amanda Knox and Caitlin Hayes will offer a tour of the museum, sharing the new details they’ve discovered about our collection. Free & open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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By Intern Amanda Knox This morning when you woke up you probably put on your shirt, jeans, and sneakers and walked out the door. But in colonial America, these articles didn’t even exist! During the 18th century, style varied based on race, occupation, and occasion. Like today, women and men had their own styles of clothing. But, unlike today, one would never see a woman walking down the street in pants or sneakers. Each gender had many layers of clothing to put on in the morning to prepare for his or her day. To begin discussing the anatomy of colonial dress we’ll look at a woman from the gentry, the highest of the socio-economic classes. Every woman, regardless of status, wore a shift comparable to ladies’ slips of today. The second garment she would put on would be silk stockings, usually colored white. The fact that they were silk proved her affluence. Next would be her silk stay, which was a corset that ensured a slim womanly figure and good posture, her fabric buckled shoes, and her needlework pouch that tied around the waist and would be accessible through a slit in her dress. A set of hoops would be next so that her skirts had the right amount of “poof.” Then came the under petticoat, lace cap, silk petticoat, stomacher, and the gown itself… but she wasn’t done yet! She would complete the ensemble with a neckerchief, a lace apron, and a silk hat. Finally, she is ready to go to any teas, balls, or parties going on that day. This woman’s husband had, believe it or not, just a few less articles to put on. Like his wife, this gentleman first put on his silk stockings, breeches, and black buckled shoes. A stock, which went around the neck, came next just over his undershirt along with his admirable silk waist coat. Just before he finished he put on his silk jacket, powdered white wig, cocked hat, and head kerchief.
July 2010 The Reporter Naturally, his walking stick aided him in dealing with any matters of his estate or politics in his area. The middling families, the second highest class, dressed more simply yet still elegantly, since the housewife had to maintain the home and her husband was usually a merchant. The farming class, on the other hand, was generally made up of poor white families who did their own farming of corn wheat and/or tobacco. The women began with colored linen stockings, very different from the fancy silk ones belonging to women in the gentry. Then went a linen stay, leather tie shoes, and pocket, which was much less decorative than the needlework pouch. Despite lack of wealth, this was just the core of their outfits. They continued with under petticoats, linen caps, linen petticoats (that makes two so far!), linen short gowns, linen kerchiefs, linen aprons, and finished with straw hats to protect themselves from the sun. Figure and modesty were very important to women in the colonial period, which accounts for the restricting stays that would be pulled just tight enough for shallow breaths, and for the multiple layers. Layers, as we’ve seen, were not foreign to the men, including the poor farming men. These men wore colored linen stockings, linen or wool breeches, tie shoes, and a neck kerchief. Then came a linen or wool waistcoat, smock and straw hat. Men would carry a
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Heather Syrett Joins Rehoboth’s Finest
Patrol Officer Heather L. Syrett, 24 yr old lifelong Rehoboth resident was sworn in Monday evening at the Board of Selectman’s meeting by Police Chief Stephen Enos as the Town’s newest police officer. She has been a Reserve Police Officer with the police department for the last (9) months, a dispatcher for the Plainville Police Department for the last (2) yrs, a graduate of the South Suburban Police Institute Reserve Police Academy in Foxboro. She has an Associates Degree from the Community College of Rhode Island in Criminal Justice. Officer Syrett will begin field training beginning July 1st and upon successful completion of that phase, she will assume duties as a patrol officer. Officer Syrett is among top finishers in a competitive testing process held last fall by the police department. Officer Syrett and four other officers were selected to fill four vacancies on the department. Officer Douglas Brown graduated from the training academy in May and began patrol duties last month. Two other student officers are currently attending the police academy and will graduate in the fall of this year.
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Wednesday June 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. the Rehoboth Police Department held graduation ceremony for the (27) members of its second Citizen’s Police Academy class. The class which ran for 12 weeks and included instruction in topics such as Patrol Tactics, Use of Force, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, OUI Enforcement. Graduates enjoyed dinner with department representatives including Chief Enos, Lieutenant Trombetta, Patrolman Gardner, Patrolman forget and Patrolman Perry. Also attending was Police Chaplain, Rev. John Amaral. Rehoboth Police are planning to hold their next Citizens Police Academy class in the fall of 2010. Graduates of this class are: Tiffany L. Bartholomew, Joshua T. Bell, Laura Calverly, Richard A. Cook, Haley Cook, Eric Farias, Robert Hayes, Derek Henneberry, Sarah Jeffrey, Farleen Kelly, Sharyn Kelly, Ashley Knox, Michael Knox, Derek LaFleur, Lorraine Marcotrigiano, Michael Marcotrigiano, Helen Marques, Carol Martin, Scott Masterson, Evan J. Oliveira, Michael A. Oliveira Jr., Adam Plante, Beverly Procopio, Nicholas S. Procopio, Richard K. Roth, Elizabeth Santos, Jennifer Simoes.
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Amy Olson Graduates Summa Cum Laude from Bristol Community College
Rehoboth resident Amy Olson, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, received her Associate in Science Degree in Human Services (Summa Cum Laude) from Bristol Community College on June th. She has also been accepted to Bridgewater State College as a Social Work major and will be attending this Fall. Amy is the daughter of Jeanne & Brian Goff of Riverside, RI and the late Eric H. Olson of Rehoboth, MA. She is also the grand-daughter of Curtis & Francis Shaw of West Yarmouth, MA; Joan Olson and the late Everett Olson of Rehoboth, MA; and Shirley and Earl Goff Jr. of Rehoboth, MA. Her twin boys, Shayne and Evan O‘Neil, sat by her family‘s side during the graduation ceremony. She had always hoped that her hard work would be a great example for her children. As she walked up to accept her diploma, seeing those beautiful smiling faces, was proof enough that it had truly paid off. Amy’s educational journey began after her son, Evan, was diagnosed with Autism in 2004. That following year, she decided that furthering her education in the field of Human Services could possibly help with Evan’s future, as well as her own. She continued to complete courses, while Evan was overcoming many obstacles, as well. Amy reflects on the ceremony, “Just a year ago, Evan would have never been able to attend such a long event. I was more proud to see him patiently sitting next to my family, than I was to receive my diploma. I have been blessed.” Amy currently volunteers at a treatment program for adolescents, through Community Care Services, Taunton, MA and hopes to find a rewarding career working with children and adolescents in the future.
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Rehoboth, MA, Resident Named To Dean’s List At Boston University
(Boston, Mass.) - Lauren A. Scungio, a resident of Rehoboth, has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Spring semester. Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges. The university offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.
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East Providence, RI — Five Rehoboth residents were awarded prizes at the Providence Country Day School Awards Assembly on Friday, June 4. Both middle and high school students received distinction for academic excellence and athletic and civic accomplishments. William Douglass ’10 received The William R. Giunta Memorial Book Award, to a member of the graduating class who best exemplifies a spirit of concern and interest in people and the value of community; The Charles S. Gwynne Award, presented to a senior athlete whose exemplary dedication and participation in PCD’s sports program has elevated the level of play and strengthened the program; and The Award for Excellence in Technical Theater. Madeleine Farrington ’12 received the Alumni Award, given to a member of the 10th grade for high scholarship combined with consistent and constructive leadership. Amanda Leonard ’10 received a Coaches’ Citation, for all your hard work, team leadership, and commitment in athletics to Providence Country Day School. Kyla Mor ’10 received The Sandstroem Book Award given to the outstanding senior English student. Lydia Mozzone ’10 received The Percival C. Norris Memorial Award, awarded to that member of the graduating class who has, over the years, shown outstanding loyalty and constructive leadership in the tradition of Mr. Norris; The Judith A. Speyer Art Award for excellence in art; and The J. Roderick Eaton Sportsmanship Award, presented to a senior athlete whose sense of fair play, teamwork and dedication, to sports is in keeping with the high standards of sportsmanship established by Coach Rod Eaton, PCD Lacrosse Coach 1967-1998.
American Association of University Women Taunton Area Branch
The Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW met on May 22nd to honor its local award winners at their 11th annual Recognition Tea, held at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Taunton. The following young women were recognized as Remarkable High School Juniors: Jamie Laurin, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School; Leah Murphy, Bristol County Agricultural High School; Grace Kathleen Gover, Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School; Diana Berthil, Coyle and Cassidy High School; Emily Poole, Dighton-Rehoboth High School; Caitlin Sau, Taunton High School. The Anna Shaff Memorial Book Awards for 2010 were presented to six graduating high school seniors: Katie Sheridan, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School; Kimberly Wilkie, Bristol County Agricultural High School; Merideth Lebeau, BristolPlymouth Technical High School; Alyssa Nicole Smith, Coyle and Cassidy High School; Meghan Murphy, Dighton-Rehoboth High School; Maran Jelys P. Cortijo, Taunton High School. Attorney Marisa DeFranco, an immigration attorney and a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, presented an address to the gathered awards recipients, their families, and members of the local AAUW. The American Association of University Women, founded in 1881, promotes equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Membership is open to all who hold an associates or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members. Additional information about the AAUW can be found on their web page at http://www.aauw.org/
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Area Resident Receives Wheeler School Diploma
James Mock, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Mock of Rehoboth, was among the 79 students to graduate from The Wheeler School in Providence during the School’s 121st commencement exercises on Friday, June 11. James was a member of the Mock Trial Team, played Soccer and Varsity Baseball, was a member of Habitat for Humanity Club, and was selected to play violin in the Rhode Island Youth Symphony Orchestra. He will attend Skidmore College next year, beginning with a first semester in London in the fall. Speakers for this year’s commencement were the co-executive producerswriters for the ABC television hit Modern Family, Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, alumni of the Wheeler Class of 1990.
Tara Greene Graduates from the University of San Diego Tara Greene earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a minor in German from the University of San Diego on May 23, 2010. Tara graduated summa cum-laude with a cumulative grade point-average of 3.9. Tara was a Trustee Scholar as well as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and graduated with Honors. Over the last several years, Tara studied abroad in Freiburg Tara Greene Germany and completed an internship in Washington D.C. She was a representative for the IES Program in Freiburg as well as a volunteer with Greater DC Cares Organization. A native of Rehoboth, MA, Tara is the daughter of Mrs. Pamela Macdonald of Rehoboth, MA and Mr. Gregory Greene of Rumford, RI. Tara plans to pursue a career in Public Relations.
Daniel Wildt Graduates from Lindenwood University Daniel Wildt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri on May 1, 2010. Daniel graduated magna cum-laude with a cumulative grade point-average of 3.88. Daniel is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and made the Dean’s list several times over the past few years. He was the assistant to the soccer coach at Lindenwood Daniel Wildt University as well. A native of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Daniel graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth High School in May of 200. He is the former exchange student of Mrs. Pamela Macdonald of Rehoboth, MA. and the son of Thomas Wildt of Garmisch, Germany. Daniel plans to pursue a career in Business Administration.
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University of Connecticut Spring 2010 Deans List
The University of Connecticut recently announced the students who attained the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester. To make the Dean’s List, students must take at least 12 credits, finish the semester with a grade point average that is among the top 2 percent of students enrolled in their school or college, and have no grade below a “C.” Students from our area are: MA Rehoboth Kiernan Elise O’Connor MA Seekonk Scott Gregory Allison MA Seekonk Elizabeth Mary Sladen
Maurice Frankie Joyce Receives Medical Degree from UMass Medical School
Andrew Horowitz Rehoboth resident, Andrew Horowitz, 10, has been cast in the role of “Nathan” in the summer production of The Full Monty. Andrew just completed his 4th grade year at Palmer River School and is a member of the Triboro Youth Theatre. His roles have included The Big Bad Musical, Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island and Lt. Ward in Annie. He has also participated in the Young Actors Studio at Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence. His other passions are soccer and baseball. He is thrilled to be in The Full Monty!
Worcester, MA — Maurice Frankie Joyce of Newton, MA received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at ceremonies held on the Medical School campus in Worcester. He is the son of Virginia Joyce of Dighton, MA. Dr. Joyce was elected as a member of the UMMS chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious national honor medical society. He was also chosen as the recipient of the “Excellence in Surgical Education and Teaching” award which is presented annually by the Surgery Alumni Association of UMMS to the graduating medical student who best exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding surgical educator to peers and allied health professionals. Dr. Joyce is a 2002 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 2006.
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Popular Weatherman Al Roker Delivered New England Tech Commencement Address Ronald K. Machtley Honored
Warwick, R.I. – Popular television weatherman and celebrity host Al Roker delivered the commencement address to New England Institute of Technology graduates on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Roker is a host of NBC’s The Today Show, a morning program viewed by more than 30 million people each week. He is also an author, an amateur cartoonist, an entrepreneur and, sometimes, an actor - always playing the role of himself. He is currently in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and has also appeared on TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Will & Grace and Seinfeld. He hosts the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and is known for his community service efforts and frequent appearances to help out charitable causes. “It’s a kick,” says Roker. “I love this job. I get to go to places that most people only dream about and do things that I never imagined, and I get paid for it. For a kid from Queens, New York, it’s pretty heavy stuff.” Roker is a ten-time Emmy award winner. In addition to delivering the nation’s weather each morning on Today, he conducts celebrity interviews, hosts cooking segments, technology updates and a continuing series on parenting tips called Today’s Dad. He’s carved out time to create his own production company and won critical acclaim for a PBS special about severe weather called Savage Skies, and for a travel series called Going Places.
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Fitchburg, Mass. - President Robert V. Antonucci of Fitchburg State College has announced the names of area students included on the Dean’s List for the spring semester. A student is placed on the Dean’s List for the semester if an average grade of 3.20 or better is attained, and the student is attending the college full time. Fitchburg State College enrolls 7,000 day and evening students in more than 0 programs of study. The college was established in 1894. Area students named to the list are: Seekonk, MA: Jeffrey K. Anderson; Victoria G. Van Ahnen
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SCHOOL NEWS The DR Chapter of Citizens Scholarship Foundation
The DR Chapter of Citizens Scholarship Foundation wants residents to know that it accepts donations towards scholarships all year round. This makes it easier for donors, and the money earns interest in the bank until it is awarded in the Spring. Donations may be sent to: DR CSF, P.O. Box 696, Rehoboth, MA 02769.
2010 Senior Athletic Perpetual Awards
The following student-athletes received awards during our Senior Athletic Awards Banquet held this past Friday.
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To the students of the Classes of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007:
This is to inform you of the destruction of your school records on August 31, 2010. You may come to Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School until that time to retrieve your records. This will be your only opportunity to receive copies of your records prior to their destruction. A minimum twenty-four (24) hour notice is required to obtain your documents, and you MUST present a valid picture identification. Please call Mrs. Shillan at (08) 22-00 to set up an appointment. In accordance with the Department of Education regulations, the records will be destroyed on August 31, 2010; however, students’ final high school transcripts will be kept on file indefinitely.
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Beckwith Middle School Website: drregional.org Dates to Remember Aug. 18 Orientation for new students Sept. 2 First Day of Next School Year Year End Thoughts
As we close out another school year, many good memories come to mind… including the sixth grade read-a-thon, first place spelling meets, the dances and socials, lip sync contest, color day, twin day, Grease, and, oh, so many more. Summer brings the opportunities for new learning experiences. A child will learn something from every thing that he/she does, sees, and experiences. It is wonderful to see how they grow. For the parents of our eighth graders continuing on to the high school, there are so many exciting days ahead for you and your student as you watch them become young adults. Pause to enjoy this time. It will go by faster than you can imagine. Have a wonderful summer. We look forward to working with your children again in September.
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We wanted to make sure that families are aware of our procedure to resolve financial obligations that your child (children) may have incurred. Any student who owes money for any reason (cafeteria charges, replacement textbooks, lost library books, etc.) will not have his/her report card mailed home once they are generated. Parents of these students will need to come into the main office to pay the debt and pick up the report card. It is our sincere hope that all of our students will find themselves debt free by the time the last day of school arrives. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Each year two students from the 8th grade graduating class are nominated by their teachers to participate in the Annual Scholar Leader Banquet held at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. This event affords middle-level educators an opportunity to publicly recognize students who have distinguished themselves as having character and integrity and are positive role models for their peers. Our scholar leaders this year are Alexandra Luongo and Case Framson. We congratulate Ally and Case and wish them continued success.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued new school immunization requirements effective fall 2010. Students entering 7th grade will need: 2 doses of MMR, 2 doses of Varicella, and a Tdap vaccine. If your child is entering 7th grade in the fall and has recently had these updated immunizations, please send in the physical and the vaccination documentation to Mrs. Mondor, RN so she can update your child’s health record. As always, please send in a copy of your child’s physical and vaccinations when they go to the doctor so that they have a current physical on file, regardless of what grade they are in. Thank you and have a happy and healthy summer!
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Balents also presented the diplomas. Fine, Anna Beliveau, Lauren Farris, Case Beckwith Book Fair The Williams College Book Award was Framson, Timothy Guimond, Alexandra LuThe book fair ran from April 26 through May 2nd in the school library. We were able presented to Timothy Guimond by Rebecca ongo, Hannah Mullen, Samantha Massoud, to raise over $1400 in books for the school Smith. Alexandra Luongo and Kyle St. Pierre Elizabeth Oakley, Kyle St. Pierre, Joseph received the most Good recent Citizenship Awards. Tomellini, Gabrielle Watson, Zoe Karavolis, to the advances in laser dentistry, many dental procedures library. Mrs. Haskins chose books based on Thanks Other finalists for the Citizenship Award were Jenna Ziegelmeyer. suggestions from students, worked diligently can now be completed without the need for Thirty-five anesthetics, vibration or the students were recognized for to catalog them in just a couple of days, Lauren Farris, Gabrielle Watson, Joseph Tomellini, and whine Case Framson. the President’s Award for Educaof the dental drill. Dr.receiving Alan Merchanthouse employs just and the books are ready to be checked out disconcerting Fourteen students were recognized for tional Achievement. Criteria: students who by students. Special thanks to students such technology in a relaxing country setting in Rehoboth. For the highest Clodagh Bartholomew, Sophia Burrows, receiving President’s Award for Educational show outstanding educational growth, Excellence. In order to qualify, by students or intellectual dea highlyimprovement, trained andcommitment friendly staff of dental Brianna Pacheco, and Dylan Pacheco who quality dental care – furnished had to have an Ain all subject areas for velopment in their academic subjects. Those helped set up the book fair. “Thank you” professionals – call (508) 252-6121 to schedule your appointment with also to the 6th grade class who packed the grades 5-7 and 1st semester of grade 8 and students are: Olivia Ackerknecht, Elizabeth Score on either ELA or Math 2009 Beskid, Christopher Berry, Aleigha Correia, Alan Merchanthouse. book fair up in record time. Thanks to every- Dr.Advanced MCAS. The following students achieved Kira Hitz, Matthew Moschella, Maryanne one who supported this year’s book fair. this honor: Brianne Achin, Allan Boudreau- Nicholson, Rachel Noons, Alexandra Poirier,
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Beckwith’s Most Amazing Talent Show ● was held on May 27. First place winner was Rebekah Philip for singing Don’t Rain on My Parade. The group of Cody Boehner, Brittany Sousa, and Chrystal Sousa came in second for a karate act to The Devil Went Down to Georgia. In third place was Hannah Saleeba for her dance performance to Superstar. Ms. Jutras organized this event, which also featured local student celebrity Mia Boostrom.
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Beckwith’s Project Invention team of Alden Foelsche, Lauren Farris, Alan Boudreau-Fine, Ed Medeiros, Kira Hitz, Bradley Hoderny, and Brianne Achin participated in the Project Invention Convention held at Bridgewater State College on June 3. We are proud to announce that they were awarded “Best Use of Technology.” Their advisor is Ms. Angell. Special thanks to Mr. Collard for designing the team’s t-shirts.
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One hundred and fifty-one Beckwith eighth grade students received graduation certificates on June 22nd in a ceremony held in the Lussier Gymnasium. The ceremony was opened by student Donovan Burtan who led the audience in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance. Alexandra Luongo gave the welcome address. Other speakers included Superintendent Kathy Montagano and School Committee Member Robyn Balents. School Committee Member Robyn
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When getting ready for September, please check our website for your child’s student supply list. You can also find updates and memos there. www.drregional.org and follow the Beckwith links. Report cards have been mailed to students’ homes.
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Students who are new to Beckwith and new to the Rehoboth district are asked to attend orientation on August 18 at the following times: Grades and 6 at 9:00 a.m. for the math placement test and tour; Grades 7 and 8 at 11:00 a.m. for the math placement test and tour. Bus schedules will be discussed during orientation. Supply lists for each grade are available on our website. Please check under the home page for your child’s grade. Parents are also asked to contact the school to complete a registration packet which needs to be returned to the guidance counselor.
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The Hornbine School is a restored 19th century one room school house located in Rehoboth at the corner of Hornbine Road and Baker Street. This year, during May and June, over thirty, third grade classes from several towns visited the school. On Monday, June 1st, the first of seven Palmer River third grades visited Hornbine School to reenact a 19th century school day. Frances Magan Jones, a lifetime resident of Rehoboth, spoke to the class about her family’s involvement with the Hornbine School. She was a student at the school many years ago. Frances Magan’s father, Manuel S. Magan Jr. and her uncles Henry and Arthur, as well as her brother Clarence also attended the Hornbine School.
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July 2010 The Reporter Although most children ate their lunch at school, Frances and her brother Clarence walked home for lunch. They lived just a few houses from the school. While Frances was a little girl, her mother would get up early each morning and walk down to the school. It was her responsibility to start the stove and sweep the floors as well as to keep a container of water available for the students’ thirst. After returning home, she would wake the children and cook breakfast for her family.
Frances’ grandson Jonathan Drown, who is a student in Mrs. DelPrete’s third grade class at Palmer River School, enjoyed listening to his grandmother’s recollections of her involvement with the school. Frances and Jonathan visit Hornbine School often during the open house Sunday’s. The public is encouraged to take advantage of Rehoboth’s historic schoolhouse and visit any second and fourth Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the summer. Who knows, you may have a chance to talk with Frances Magan Jones and other interesting visitors who frequent our open houses. Frances Magan Jones and her grandson Jonathan Drown at the Hornbine School.
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SPORTS UPDATE Seekonk Farm Championship
Alside won the Seekonk Farm Championship on Saturday June 19th 11-6 over Country Kitchen. Players of The Game were Matthew Gaucher who went 3-3 with 3 RBIs and Dillon Wickham who went 2-3 with 3 RBIs. For Country Kitchen, Brian MacDonald went 3-3 with a triple and drove in three runs.
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Seekonk U-9 Black Goose Boys Soccer Finish Their Season 8 – 0 Undefeated
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By Jay Delaplain, President of RYBSA July 19th to July 23rd RBI Baseball Academy will be running their newest summer day camp located right here in director Chris Welch’s hometown of Rehoboth. This is a great opportunity for RYBSA baseball players to continue to develop their skills after the season. There will be five days of professional baseball instruction with daily games and instructional sessions. An after camp program available and a spacious indoor complex at RBI is available for inclement weather. This camp will feature tremendous instruction, fun games, and much more. Call 508-543-9595, visit our website at RBIACADEMY.com, or email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Front row L –R: Scott Silvia (Dighton Police Assoc. member), Kaitlyn Pryor, Sunshine Yang, Jessica Miller, Al Enos (Dighton Police Assoc. Treasurer); Back L-R: Jasir Charris, Coach, McKala Medeiros, Kassandra Raposa, Samantha Silvia, Brini Varetimos Missing: Meghan Elliott Dighton Police Association makes donation to help offset the costs of travel for 8 high school girls to compete in the National U.S. Futsal Competition in Long Beach, CA. This will be the third year of competition for these girls, each time advancing further. The girls have competed locally and regionally. They placed 2nd in the U19 division at the 2009 National Futsal Championship in Baltimore, Maryland. This team is currently the U18 Massachusetts Futsal Champs. The team consists of Brini Veretimos, Jessica Miller, Samantha Silvia, Kassandra Raposa, Mckala Medeiros, Sunshine Yang, Caitlin Pryor and Meghan Elliot. The coach is Jasir Charris, from Colombia, has been coaching teams at this level for nearly 10 years.
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This year the tournament was moved to CA but that did not deter the girls from not only working hard to practice their game but to fundraise the money necessary to travel across the country to compete. Futsal is a game which originated from the early days of soccer. It is a short-sided game requiring quick foot skills and stamina. The game is played indoors on specially designed surface using a smaller, weighted ball. The team is working hard to obtain donations as well as get ready for their tournament. If anyone would like to donate to this cause please call Ozzie Medeiros at 08 326 7110, Explosion Soccer Foundation is a 01C3 Nonprofit Organization.
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Massachusetts Agriculture is pleased to announce our Summer Schedule of 12 Educational Workshops on the Farm for Educators. The twelve workshops will be held in Hubbardston, Northfield, Buzzard’s Bay, North Brookfield, Lanesborough, Jamaica Plain & Brookline, Berlin, Bellingham, Heath & Charlemont, Sturbridge, Reboboth and Tyngsborough. Using Massachusetts farms as your classroom, learn how agriculture can enhance your curriculum, enthrall your students and meet many MCAS requirements. These workshops offer agricultural-literacy training through fun, hands-on study and investigation of agriculture education resources. We invite teachers to join us for one or more of our summer workshops that are being held on farms across the state and try out some hands-on activities for the classroom while you explore local farms. Each workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers classroom-ready educational activities and focuses on a different area of agriculture. The $30 fee includes all materials, 10 professional development points and most lunches. These workshops may be taken individually or teachers may choose to participate in our 3 Credit Summer Graduate Course for Teachers. The Three Credit Summer Graduate Course on the Farm is titled “Growing Agriculture in Your Classroom” It is offered in cooperation with Fitchburg State College. The Beginning Workshop will be held on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 and the Ending Workshops will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2010. Each teachers must attend at least six additional workshops on the farm (selected from the list below) during the summer, keep a note book, take a brief quiz at each workshop, write three lesson units for their classroom and presented one lessons at the final session on August 17th. Each workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee for the Three
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July 2010 the state. Participants must keep a journal of their summer agricultural journey and write three agricultural education unit, one of which will be presented at the final session on August 17th. The fee for the eight-day course is $500 and includes all materials; farm workshops and tours; some meals, and three graduate credit credits or 67 professional development points from Fitchburg State College. Participants will receive a letter grade. Curriculum and MCAS standards covered by the lessons will be handed out as workshop materials. Each participant will be paired with a MAC Board members to give longterm access to agricultural resources and follow-up support. Using Massachusetts Farms as your classroom, learn how agriculture can enhance your curriculum, enthrall your students and meet many of the MCAS requirements. Workshops offer hands-on, open-ended experiences, activities and resources related to a variety of agricultural topics. Participants will: Learn that agriculture is a vital and important part of Massachusetts’ economy, community resources and history and then create community partnerships with local farms. Learn how to use agriculture in your classroom to create fun and relevant lessons that reinforce MCAS concepts. Strengthen your science background with fun hands on activities and use agriculture as the medium to teach science processing skills. Receive resources and hands-on activities related to agricultural topics and learn how to use them in the classroom and outdoor setting. Receive training in using various teaching technologies and website links where you can find answers to questions. All Workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. All workshops are listed on our website at www.aginclassroom.org
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On Tuesday, July 6th travel to Northfield in the Pioneer Valley to visit Four Star Farms, a family-owned and operated farm that has been growing and selling quality sod throughout New England for more than 20 years. The farm recently diversified and with an Integrated Pest Management system are now producing hops, straw and several different small grain varieties along with their sod. The grains are all dried, cleaned and milled on the farm. Most of the farm’s electrical needs are powered by a 65.4 kw solar power generator. We’ll spend the morning learning about production and marketing with owners Bonnie and Gene L’Etoile and next generation family members Jacob L’Etoile and Liz Potter. Following a farm luncheon we’ll tour the farm’s diversified
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Summer vacation, that special time of year for all children, is upon us and members of the local community still have the chance to make it memorable for a child from New York City! Thanks to the many families in Southern Massachusetts and throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada, more than 1.7 million New York City children from lowincome neighborhoods have enjoyed free summer experiences in suburban and small town communities through The Fresh Air Fund. The Fund is currently seeking more families to give inner-city children a two-week experience this summer. By volunteering as a host family for the Friendly Town program, a child can have a break from the heat and noise of the crowded city streets. “Being able to run around and be outside is a freeing experience for her,” says one of our Fresh Air hosts about her Fresh Air child. “I still enjoy watching her face as she takes joys in the simple things, like roasting a marshmallow or jumping into the lake.” Please read about the special experiences of other Fresh Air children and hosts by visiting our website, www.freshair.org, which includes photos, stories, videos and other helpful information. There are no financial requirements for hosting a Fresh Air child. First-time visitors are six to 12 years old, and reinvited youngsters may participate in the Friendly Town program through age 18. To learn more about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Claire Duckmanton at 08-761-8242, or call The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003 or check out www. freshair.org.
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Savor Providence: A Benefit for Trinity Rep 3rd annual event set for Saturday August 28th, from 11 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Providence, RI: Trinity Rep is pleased to announce the return of Savor Providence this summer. A new twist on the usual “taste” event, last year’s Savor Providence brought over 700 foodies out and about to walk through Providence and sample some of the city’s finest culinary offerings. This year, Savor Providence will continue to showcase many of the city’s hottest restaurants on Saturday, August 28th from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. No tents, no standing in lines – Savor Providence leads people right to the doorsteps of the many exceptional restaurants in and around Providence’s vibrant downtown. Tickets to Savor Providence are available in a book of 10 Tastes for just $35. Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, 201 Washington Street, Providence; by phone at (401) 351-4242; and online at www.SavorProvidence.com. Participants will sample a “taste” of each restaurant’s personality and flavor, with samples of signature dishes, house specialties or classic cocktails offered at each establishment. All proceeds from the event will benefit the educational programs of Trinity Repertory Company. “I couldn’t be happier that Savor Providence has cemented itself as a must-attend summer tradition in Providence,” states Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus. “Year after year, our city’s restaurants have put their best foot forward for foodies across the state and region – all for a wonderful cause. Much as we are proud to boast the state’s only resident acting company, we’re proud to be denizens of a city with such rich, locally grown culinary roots.” “Two of the main reasons visitors come to Providence are its vibrant arts community and its concentration of quality restaurants,” says Kristen Adamo, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Savor Providence showcases many of these restaurants, while supporting one of the shining stars in our arts scene – Trinity Rep.” “Last year’s Savor Providence drew a wide audience into downtown on a summer weekend to sample the best that the area has to offer,” stated Joelle Kanter, Program Manager for The Providence Foundation. “It was a great opportunity to give people a taste of the downtown dining scene, and introduce them to unique stores and fabulous architecture along the way.” The third year of the Savor Providence culinary experience will take you into some of the finest restaurants in Providence, including: AQUA, Bluefin Grille, Cuban Revolution, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Gracie’s, Hemenway’s, Local 121, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mill’s Tavern, Temple Downtown, and Trinity Brewhouse. And that’s just the beginning! Based on the success of the past two years of Savor Providence for local restaurants, organizers expect the event to grow exponentially in both participants and attendees. Tickets to Savor Providence are on sale now and available in a book of 10 Tastes for just $35. Admission includes an easy to read map of all participating restaurants, in order to plan your family’s culinary adventure around town. Tickets may be purchased at the Trinity Repertory Company box office, 201 Washington Street, Providence; by phone at (401) 351-4242; and online at www.SavorProvidence.com. A discounted rate of $30 per book is available for businesses and groups purchasing twenty or more books; for groups purchasing 100 or more books, a rate of $25 per book applies. Information on group discounts is available by phone at (401) 351-4242. Savor Providence is sponsored by Coast 93.3 FM, Cox Communications, and Rhode Island Monthly. Trinity Repertory Company: Since its founding in 1963, and has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of approximately 135,000. For more information or to subscribe, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com.
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Providence, R.I. – The fourth annual Camp BraveHeart to help kids and teens ages 5 to 17 who are grieving the loss of a loved one work through their grief is being sponsored this August by the Center for Grief & Healing at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (www.hhcri.org), the state’s leader in hospice and palliative care since 1976. The free, two-day summer camp will be held 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Aug. 25 and 26, at YMCA Camp Fuller in Wakefield. Space at camp is limited. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island families interested in attending must call 401-415-4300 before July 30 to receive priority registration. Other families interested in attending must call before Aug. 13 to register. Children 5- and 6-years-old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Transportation is available from pre-arranged pick-up and drop-off points in Providence and Warwick. At Camp BraveHeart children who have lost a loved one will take part in fun activities and receive grief support. Traditional camp activities will include swimming, kayaking, zip line, slip ‘n slide and arts and crafts. Counselors also will provide grief and emotional support through discussions, opportunities to memorialize loved ones, storytelling, scrapbooking and remembrance circles. “Research indicates that children who experience the loss of a loved one often become ‘forgotten mourners’,” says Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island bereavement coordinator and children’s grief specialist Deanna Upchurch, who holds a master’s in counseling psychology and founded the camp. “These surviving children often feel isolated and lonely in their grief and may not be sure of how to handle the conflicting emotions they are feeling. At Camp BraveHeart, we provide an appropriate emotional outlet to children by offering them grief support in an environment of fun recreational activities, and we help them to understand that what they’re experiencing, although painful, is perfectly normal.” Camp BraveHeart is made possible through the generous contributions of donors. Anyone wishing to donate to the Camp BraveHeart Fund may send a tax-deductible contribution to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Department of Philanthropy, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. Although Camp BraveHeart is free of charge for participants, donations will be accepted. Bereavement programs of The Center for Grief & Health at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island guide people of all ages through the difficult times that follow the death of someone special. Support groups meet throughout the state at various times throughout the year. Groups are free and open to the public, even to those who are not using the organization’s hospice services. More information about Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s bereavement and other services is available by visiting www.hhcri.org or by calling the Center for Grief & Healing at 401-415-4300 or the main number at 401-415-4200. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island has been a leader in hospice and palliative care for more than three decades and helps people live out the remaining time of their lives with as much comfort and dignity as possible. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island offers comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual care for people facing life-challenging illnesses. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island is an independent, non-profit, Medicareand Medicaid-certified organization fully licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program.
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Animal Advocates is having a Huge Yard Sale to raise money for abandoned dogs and cats on July 10 & 11, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., everything is free. Rain date July 17 & 18. The Yard Sale is at 153 Rockland Street, So. Dartmouth, MA, off Dartmouth Street. The money raised will spay and neuter abandoned and homeless dogs and cats and pets living with people struggling financially. You can help homeless animals by donating items to the yard sale, please contact us at (508) 991-7727, (774) 888-9008 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please come to our yard sale and bring a friend. For more information, call Animal Advocates at (508) 991-7727. In the month of July on every Tuesday, Animal Advocates is having a fundraiser at Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurant in Dartmouth. By eating out at Joe’s on Tuesdays in the month of July, 15% of your bill will be donated to Animal Advocates. Please call us and we will mail you a Joe’s flyer to be presented at Joe’s Restaurant; (508) 991-7727 or (774) 888-9008. Tell your friends and help us spread the news about our Joe’s fundraiser. The past year was very challenging for our non-profit organization. We have certainly experienced the pain of the economic crisis. So many people depend on our spay/neuter services and our programs designed to help all animals and people in need. Our services are even more desperately needed than ever. We know times are difficult for everyone, but we ask that you help us help the countless thousands of animals that we help and care for throughout the year. Spaying and neutering reduces the number of cats and dogs destroyed in shelters or abandoned on the streets and in neigh-
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Providence – GFour Productions, producers of the off-Broadway smash hit Menopause the Musical®, is pleased to announce that its special engagement at Trinity Repertory Company has been extended by popular demand. An extra week has been added in July, extending the run through July 25. Additional performances will take place on July 20-24 at 7:30 P.M., as well as July 24-25 at 2 P.M. Billed as “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change®,” the original, off-Broadway musical begins with four women, “Professional Woman,” “Soap Star,” “Iowa Housewife” and “Earth Mother,” at a Bloomingdale’s lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra –and hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and day-to-day challenges with parents, children and partners. They share their ups and downs through a collection of classic baby boomer songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Disco hit “Stayin’ continued on next page
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Providence, RI: Trinity Rep will hold auditions for adult actors (ages 18 and over) for the 2010-2011 season on July 25th and 26th, 2010 at Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence. Sunday, July 25th, from 10AM to 6PM – Auditions for members of the Actors Equity Association only. Appointments are required; please call Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100, Ext. 257, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M., with your contact information and union affiliation. Monday, July 26th, from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. – Auditions for both members of the Actors Equity Association and non-union actors. Appointments are required; please call Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100, Ext. 257, Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM, with your contact information and union affiliation, if applicable. An accompanist will be available from 4PM to 9PM on this date for those who have prepared a song. All adult actors should prepare two contrasting monologues not to exceed three minutes total, and should provide a headshot/ resume. Actors wishing to perform a song in combination with one monologue may do so as well, but must attend the Monday, July 26 audition. These auditions serve as a general 2010-2011 season audition. For more information, please e-mail Lauren Ustaszewski at email@example.com or call 401-521-1100, Ext. 257. Trinity Repertory Company Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of approximately 135,000. In its 45-year history, the theater has produced 57 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its graduate-level theater arts conservatory, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. This season marks the 43rd year of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep’s pioneering educational outreach program. Last season, the program introduced 25,000 Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut students to live theater. The Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. Trinity Rep’s season presents six subscription productions and an annual production of A Christmas Carol. The 2010-2011 Season includes Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe; Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry; The Crucible by Arthur Miller; Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith; Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling and The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, a new play by Stephen Thorne. For more information or to subscribe, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com.
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Rep. D’Amico Joins House in Favor of Electoral Reform
New Measure Would Allow Election of U.S. President by Popular Vote Boston - The Massachusetts House recently voted 119-36 in favor of joining with other states to form a compact that will move the nation toward electing the president and vice president by a popular vote. Under the agreement, Massachusetts would award all of its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The intent is to guarantee that the winner of the popular vote would automatically win the electoral vote. The compact, if also approved by the Massachusetts Senate and signed into law by the Governor, would go into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have enacted the agreement. “The current system for electing the two highest offices in the land is fundamentally undemocratic because not every vote is counted equally,” said Representative Steve D’Amico (D-Seekonk). “Republican voters in states that traditionally vote Democratic, such as Massachusetts, rightfully feel their votes are irrelevant. Democratic voters in traditionally Republican states, such as Texas, feel likewise. It is only in a relatively few battleground states where every vote truly counts. Is it any wonder than fewer than 50% of registered voters typically go to the polls?” The Electoral College system limits the national debate and skews national priorities. Many important issues are simply ignored when candidates focus their campaigns on just the battleground states. Four presidents have taken office after losing the popular vote. There have also been many close calls. For example, in 1976, Jimmy Carter won the national popular vote by 1.7 million people. If only 25,579 votes had changed in Ohio and Mississippi, Gerald Ford would have been declared the winner. In 2004, President George W. Bush topped John Kerry by 3 million votes. Kerry would have prevailed if less than 60,000 votes had changed in Ohio. According to D’Amico, “The Electoral College was not the child of high moral principles but political compromise. At our country’s founding, the South was reluctant to sign the Constitution because
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Bay State Gas Offers Customers Arrearage Forgiveness Program Boston, MA – Senator Timilty urges that Bay State Gas customers check their eligibility for the Arrearage Forgiveness Program. Bay State Gas customers who have fallen behind on their gas account will have the opportunity to receive forgiveness credits toward their past-due balances. “I am glad that this program is being offered to struggling families,” said Timilty. “It is important to provide some relief during these difficult economic times, and Bay State Gas has done just that for its customers.” The Arrearage Forgiveness Program will credit past-due balances over a 12 month period each time an individualized budget payment is paid on time. The monthly budget amounts are calculated based on estimated future use over the next 12 months, less any fuel assistance grants. Every time a payment is made by the due date, a credit equal to one twelfth of the past-due balance at the time of enrollment will be applied to the account until the final payment is made. In order to be considered for the program, customers must currently be on Bay State’ discount rate. Interested customers can request additional information or sign up for the program by calling Bay State Gas and speaking to a representative at 1-800688-6160.
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What is Dial-A-Ride? It is a service provided by Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) to seniors (60+) for trips to doctor’s appointments, shopping, visiting or on any other personal business. Trips can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance. The latest a trip can be scheduled is 12:00 p.m. the day before the trip. To sign up for Dial-A-Ride services or schedule a ride, call 508-222-6106 or Toll Free 800-483-2500. GATRA also runs a Fixed-Route bus service in the Attleboro area. Photo ID’s are available with an appointment. Please call Stacy at 1-508-226-1102 ext. 263 to make an appointment to have your picture taken. The next date for photo ID’s will be July 21st.
1-800-483-2500 Dial-A-Ride Cash Fares Each Way: Seekonk to Attleboro……………………………$1.25 Seekonk to East Providence…………………….$1.25 Seekonk to Rehoboth…………………………….$1.25 Seekonk…………………………………………..$1.25 Seekonk to Providence…………………………..$2.50 Seekonk to Pawtucket……………………………$2.50 Seekonk to Barrington (upon availability)……..$2.50 Any towns outside of these areas will be upon availability. Passes: 10 – Ride Ticket………………………………….$10.00 You can purchase a GATRA ticket at Seekonk Human Services or you can pay cash on the van. Tickets cannot be purchased on the van. If you are homebound and need a ticket please call Human Services @ (508) 336-8772.
Upcoming Trips Spirit Of Boston
Fabulous Entertainment & Delicious Lunch Cruise July 21, 2010, Your motor coach will leave from Seekonk Human Services. Departure time: 9:30 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m. Narrated Boston Harbor Cruise, Delicious Buffet & Variety of Entrees, Entertaining Musical Show, Quincy Market or North End Visit, Trip by Jodie’s Place Cost: $69.00 Sign up at Seekonk Human Services, 320 Pleasant Street or call 508-336-8772 for more information. A 50% deposit is required when you sign up. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the trip. Checks should be made out to “Friends of Friends”.
Theatre By The Sea “The Full Monty”
Date: August 19, 2010 Cost: $59 C h e c k s p a y a b l e t o “Friends of Friends” Time: The bus will leave @ 11:00 am from Seekonk Human Services. A delicious meal is included in the price. Meal choices are: Wild Rice Stuffed Breast of Chicken, Baked Scrod with Seasoned Cracker Crumbs, Homemade Vegetable Lasagna. All meals come with roasted red bliss potatoes & deep dish apple pie. Plot: Six unemployed steel workers inspired by the Chippendale’s dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for the “full monty” – total nudity. Payment must be received when you sign up at Seekonk Human Services.
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Enjoy classic movies shown every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. The cost is $2 per person which includes the movie, a small bag of popcorn and a drink. Note: Seekonk Human Services offers many legal, financial, recreational, medical screening and/or other activities and services by volunteers or nominal cost practitioner. Seniors participating in these services/activities do so with the understanding that Seekonk Human Services, the Town of Seekonk or its employees do not assume any legal or other responsibility for any advice or services rendered by such volunteers or nominal cost practitioners.
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Blanding Library by Leslie Patterson
Free & Fun Family Programs For All Ages
(No registration required) - Whales Tales, Thurs. July 8 at 1:30 p.m. Krill Carson from the N.E. Coastal Wildlife Alliance brings her informational marine wildlife rescue program and whale presentation including a 2-foot fabric whale. Unattainable Sustainable Energy, Mon. July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Boyer takes his audience on an exciting energy-filled ride, using volunteers to help him show kids that energy is what makes our world work. Pumpernickel Puppets, Mon. Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. The Pumpernickel Puppets entertain us with The Frog Prince, using largethan-life puppets. Flora, a giant flower puppet, will demonstrate puppet-making after the show.
Free Programs for Young Adults
(Must register in advance. Please note that all programs will be offered to Rehoboth residents first.) Food, Glorious Food! Thurs. July 8 at 6 p.m. This is a fun, hands-on program that builds a positive approach to eating healthy, for those 11 and older. Stitch up a stuffed horse. Tues. July 13, at 6 p.m. Raid the sock drawer and lasso yourself a woolly horse. Stitch up a cuddly equine stuffed animal. Bring a pair of clean woolen work socks, sharp scissors and a needle and you’ll learn how to make this cute stuffed animal. For kids old enough to work independently with these tools. Eco-Books, two sessions, Thurs. July 22 and Tues. July 27 at 6 p.m. Create unique books, journals and scrolls from discarded or recycled materials. This is for kids 10 years and older. Guard Up! Thurs. Aug. at 6 p.m. This will be a demonstration of weapons from the Middle Ages. Handling techniques are discussed before student participation (with foam swords provided). Kids must be at least 10 and parents must sign a waiver. Anyone may watch the program. Call the Blanding for more details.
Story And Craft Times (Registration required)
Tuesdays from July 6 to August 10: Tot Time for Children under age 3 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Books, music, movement for little ones.
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Also on same Tuesdays: Story and Craft time for kids aged 3 to entering kindergarten, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Environmental crafts presented by Oak Knoll Sanctuary staff. Wednesdays July 7 through August 11. Story and Crafts for kids aged 3 to entering kindergarten, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Includes engineering a roller coaster design with Jay Field, 4-H educator from U-Mass.
This summer, ask family and friends to pledge pennies for each page you read beginning on June 21. Keep track of your pages online (through blandinglibrary.net) or pick up a reading log at the library. All the money collected will be donated to the Rehoboth Food Pantry at our end-of-summer celebration (date to be announced soon). Let’s turn our pages into pennies for a good cause. Palmer River students, remember to visit your school’s website for summer reading lists and some educational links too. Click on Ms. Smith under specialists at www.drregional.org/palmerriver. Volunteer! This is a worthwhile summer activity for teens. Volunteers are always welcome at the Blanding Library. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. For more information call the Blanding at 08-22-4236. The theme of this summer’s reading program is “Go Green at your Library”. The Blanding Library is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. The library is located at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, 08-22-4236. To find out the latest on Blanding programs, look for us on the web under www.blandinglibrary.net.
Seekonk Public Library Teens and Money Talk
Teens and Money is the topic of a Moneywise series talk given by Andy Liles of American Credit Counseling Service at the Seekonk Public Library on Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. This program is for teens as well as parents. Among the topics covered will be how to fill out a job application, budgeting money, deciding if something to buy is really a need or a want, banking, opening a checking account, and more. The program is especially timely for those going off to college and younger teens who want to learn more about handling their own money. This talk is free and open to all. It is part of the Moneywise personal financial series being presented on the last Thursday of the month at the library. For more information contact the Adult Services Department at 08-336-8230, ext. 130.
Summer Concert Series
The Seekonk Public Library’s 2010 Summer Concert Series promises to be a fun time for the entire family. Mark your calendars on Wednesdays from July 21 to August 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join friends and family in the library’s backyard and enjoy great tunes by local musicians. The concerts are free and open to all. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. In the event of rain the performance will be moved indoors.
July 2010 The Reporter The concert series opens with The Black and White Band on July 21st. Since 1990, the band has adorned the stages of venues throughout New England, bringing forth their unique blend of high energy swing-blues and roots rock & roll. Greg Hodde and the Blue Miracles take the stage on July 28th. Enjoy classic rock with influences from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The classic new rock band, Rock-a-Blues performs on August 4th. Sounds of such influences as the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and Matchbox 20 will be sure to keep everyone jumping. Ending our series will be Bill Harley on August 11th. Seekonk’s own two time Grammy Award winner will have fun songs and stories that kids can relate to. His performance will bring back childhood memories for moms and dads too! The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library with the exception of the Bill Harley concert that is sponsored by Sturdy Memorial Hospital. For more information contact the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230, ext. 130.
New Computer Classes
The Seekonk Public Library is offering computer classes to SAILS library cardholders in July. The library is now featuring classes using Microsoft Office 2007. Learn Word and Excel using the new versions of these programs. A variety of other classes are also available to help ease the fear of computer use at home, work, or school. Sign up for the following July classes: July 7 – Internet III: Magazines and More 1:30 – 3 July 13 – Excel 2007 II: Formulas and Functions 6 – 7:30 p.m. July 21 – Computer Basics III: Files and Applications 1:30 – 3 p.m. July 17 – Word 2007 II: Editing and Columns 6 – 7:30 p.m. Registration is required. The classes are open to either Massachusetts residents with a SAILS library card or Rhode Island residents with a Seekonk Public Library card. Call the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230, ext. 130 to register.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Summer reading is not just for kids! Ask the adults who took part in our prior adult summer reading programs. They enjoyed sending us the titles and reviews of books they read. Best of all they were eligible to win prizes. So, it pays to read! Joining in on the fun is easy. Go to our website www.seekonkpl. org where you will see a link to Going Green at Your Library. Sign up, and then login each time you read a book through August 28. The book reviews you send in will be shared with other readers online. Don't forget, the more you read the better your chances of winning one of several prizes will be. We wish to thank our sponsors: Applebee's, King's Oak Pizza, TGIFridays, Starbucks, Panera Bread, and Outback Steakhouse. Enjoy the lazy days of summer with a good book from the Seekonk Public Library. For more information contact the Adult Services Department at 508-336-8230 ext. 130.
Go Green and Make a Scene at your Library!
Seekonk Public Library is pleased to announce that Comic Mime Robert Rivest will be the kick-off performer for the Library’s Summer Reading Library Adventure, ”Go Green at your Library!” On Monday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. Rivest will Go Green and Make a Scene! Through mime and comic stories he’ll explore how awesome it is to live on planet Earth. The program, sponsored by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library, includes fun audience participation pieces that celebrate nature and the environment, plus easy ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Everyone gets to laugh, make a scene and learn ways to live Green!
Robert Rivest has presented over 5,000 performances in 11 countries in Europe, Africa, and across the United States. A student of Marcel Marceau, Robert trained for over 10 years with internationally renowned masters of mime, dance, theater, and improvisation. Along with his training in Paris and NYC, Robert received his BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Today Robert Rivest is one of the most prolific mime artists in the world. He has created over 120 original works for television, symphonies, dance & theater companies, hospitals, science & art museums as well as schools, libraries, churches, and nature centers. In 2001 he founded The Rivest School of Mime Theater where he teaches and directs beginners through professionals. continued on next page
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The Friends of the Library remind the community that this program is free and open to the public. For more detailed information on Family Night or any other program offered by the Library staff, please contact 08-336-8230. If patrons have a special physical or communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or activities, they should contact the Library staff to discuss accommodations. Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need.
Summer Reading Programs at Library
The Youth Services Department at Seekonk Public Library has released its schedule of summer programming for children and their families to coincide with the 2010 statewide Summer Reading Library Adventure, “Go Green at your library,” sponsored by Seekonk Public Library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Free library events will be offered for registered children of all ages and their families from July 12 through August 19 with storytimes, performances and fun activities. The Children’s Room has been decorated with hanging reusable shopping bags this summer to emphasize the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle theme. Children who register for the Library’s online summer reading program and who record their reading times at least once a week are invited to pick out a free book! “Because our summer reading registrations can all be done online,” said Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Mary Ellen Siniak, “children and their families have the option of sitting at home in front of their own computer to register or coming to our library where they can use our public computers to fill out a simple registration form. It’s so easy and convenient!”
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Any child who registers needs only their name, their library card barcode and telephone number to fill in the online form that can be easily accessed through the Library’s website, www.seekonkpl. org. After registering, children are encouraged to keep track of the time they spend reading or are read to by parents or siblings and logon to record their reading time. “Even if you’re on vacation in California or Maine, taking a nice day trip in the car to Concord or Salem, or using your laptop at the beach to access TumbleBooks, you can keep track of the time you read and then log your time from any computer,” said Siniak. A special reward, she said, is the choice of a free book once a week, as long as reading time has been logged each week. “We have access to everyone’s log, so it’s easy for us to check,” she remarked. Ms. Siniak said that separate boxes with donated books for each reading level are kept behind the Children’s Desk at the Library. Summer storytimes will be offered for different age groups and a “lottery” registration will take place for all storytimes, if required. Programs are open to SAILS Library cardholders only with placement preference given to Seekonk residents. Patrons may visit the Library to register in person or call the Children’s Room at (08) 336-8230, extension 140. The Library’s web site, www.seekonkpl. org, has the complete list of summer programming information, as well as a link to register online for the summer reading program. There are still vacancies in two of the Library’s storytimes. Library Lapsit, a program for infants from birth through age 2 ½ , will occur on Mondays, from July 12 to August 16, at 10:30 am. This program will combine finger plays, simple rhymes, songs and books in a gentle program for babies and their parents or caregivers. Registration is limited to 20 children for this program! Placement preference is given to Seekonk residents. There will be a choice of two sessions of Preschool Storytime offered on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm, beginning July 14 and ending on August 18. A minimum of 8 registrants is required for the Wednesday afternoon storytime. Preschool Storytime will also be offered on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am beginning July 1 through August 19. The six-week session will include stories and reading-related crafts for children aged 3 years 6 months to years old with placement preference given to Seekonk residents. Family Nights this summer, sponsored in part by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library, will offer entertaining and educational fun for all ages. On Monday, July 12, Ed the Wizard will present “Reading in Magic” at 6:30 p.m. Using many volunteers, Ed the Wizard weaves reading and magic together using a bit of comedy and suspense. The result? Full-fledged laughter! This program is sponsored by a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency and supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. On Monday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., Sparky’s Puppets return with “Stories in Trees,” a hilarious adventure where there’s a tree in every tale with a lively medley of stories celebrating the world of forest and field. On Monday, August 16, John Porcino, acclaimed storyteller and musician, will present “One Earth” featuring stories, songs and music that celebrate the natural world and encourage care for the environment. John’s program is also sponsored by a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council. It’ll be a wonderful conclusion to the Library’s summer reading program! If Library customers have a special physical or communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or activities, they should contact the Library staff to discuss accommodations. The Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. For more information on storytimes, performances, the summer reading program activities or any other services offered by Seekonk Public Library, please call (08) 336-8230 ext. 140 and speak with one of the Youth Services Librarians.
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Need Info on the Go? Text the Seekonk Public Library!
(Seekonk, MA) –The Seekonk Public Library is pleased to announce that we now offer a Text – A-Librarian service and a mobile-friendly website. The Seekonk Library is as near as your mobile phone. To send a question, send a new message to number 66746. Begin the text with “seekref,” e.g. seekref What time do you open Saturday. We will respond as soon as possible. Standard message rates apply. For easier access, save the number in your contacts or visit us at our simplified, mobile-friendly site, www.seekonkpl.org/mobile. Text-A-Librarian and our mobile site join all the other means of keeping connected to library services including Facebook, Twitter, and IM.
Friends of Seekonk Public Library Coming Events-Something For Everyone Programs for Children, Families and Friends
Monday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. Ed the Wizard, “Reading is Magic” Using many volunteers, Ed the Wizard weaves reading and magic together using a bit of comedy and suspense. The result? Full fledged laughter. Sponsored by a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency and supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. *Monday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.: Sparky's Puppets. ”Stories in Trees” A lively medley of stories celebrating the world of forest and field.
Concert Series is back! “Let The Music Begin”
*Wednesday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. The Black and White Band..... A group that has performed throughout New England, they bring a blend of high energy swing blues and roots of rock & roll. *Wednesday, July 28, 6:30 p.m. Greg Hodde. Enjoy a classic rock night. Influence such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beckand Jimmy Page guarantee night of great music. *Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. Rock a Blues - A classic new rock band that blends the sounds of such influences as the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and Match20. Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. Bill Harley - Seekonk's own Grammy winner will have fun songs and stories that kids can identify with plus bring back childhood memories for moms and dads! Sponsored by Sturdy Memorial Hospital. *Programs sponsored by the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library: All programs are free and open to the public! For other programs and services available at the Seekonk Public Library this summer, please check out the library website at seekonkpl.org or library sites on facebook or twitter.
Friends Offer Pawsox Pass
A summer treat for many local residents is a trip to McCoy Stadium for a Pawtucket Red Sox Game. This year the PAW SOX offered local organizations the opportunity to purchase passes for the season. The Friends Of The Seekonk Public Library have added this to their annual offering of Parks and Museum Passes. When using this pass, the general admission for a family of 6(2 adults and 4 children) is $18. A savings of $16. When using the pass, the cost is always $18. For with a family of 4(2 adults and 2 children) the savings is $6. Residents must use their SAILS library card to borrow a pass. It is best to check the PawSox schedule then call the library at 508336-8230 or go on line to the Library website at www. Seekonkpl. org to reserve a specific game. Passes are borrowed for 24 hours and should be returned following use.
Other passes available that provide reduced or free admission from the Seekonk Public Library and the Friends are: Boston Museum of Science, Slater Mill Museum, Museum of Fine Arts(Boston), Boston Children's Museum, RI School of Design Museum, Providence Children's Museum, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Plymouth Plantation, Roger Williams Park and Massachusetts State Parks.
Friends Elect Officers
At the recent annual meeting of the Seekonk Friends of the Public Library, the election of officers for the coming year was held and committee appointments were made. The elected slate of officers: President-Priscilla DuVally, Vice President-Kim Sluter, Secretary-Joleen Vatcher, Treasurer-Sue Rutter. Directors are Cynthia Corbett, Laura Pielka and Deb Bostian (liason with the Board of Library Trustees). Committee Chair appointments: Jeanne Dunn, volunteers and Jane Damiani, membership.
Friends Membership and Volunteer Requests on Rise
Jane Damiani, chairperson of the Seekonk Public Library membership committee announced at the recent annual meeting that membership is up almost 30% over last year. In addition to the increase in memberships, 50 residents have offered to volunteer. To become a volunteer for the Library, applications are processed through the Friends organization. Interested residents should stop by the library to pick up and fill out and application. The application process assists the volunteer chairperson, Jeanne Dunn and the committee match the talents and time schedule of the individuals with volunteer opportunities available.
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July 2010 The Reporter Despite the weather a few families came out to see what Cub Scouting was all about. We started off the festivities with a flag ceremony, reciting the pledge of allegiance, the Cub Scout motto, promise and law (as we do at the beginning of every event). Then Bear leader Bill Dalpe led the boys in a few entertaining skits and songs. After which the rain stopped long enough for games and relay races lead by Jr. Webelos leader Tony Dacosta and Mr. Dalpe. While the boys were having fun, Cub Master’s Erik Hoskins (pack 1) and Russ Savory (pack 2) were talking with the parents about the Cub Scouting programs offered in Rehoboth. The event was topped off with making s’mores around a camp fire. Thank you to all those who participated and came out to meet us. We will be hosting another open house in September, hope to see you there.
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Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc.’s 2010 Gold Award recipients at a recognition ceremony at Save the Bay in Providence, RI. Scout from our area who received the Gold Award was: Melissa Scott, Troop 590, Seekonk, Recycle Your Juice Pouches Providence, R.I., (June 1, 2010) – On Sunday, June 6, at a ceremony at Save the Bay, 26 girls from Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. were recognized for achieving their Girl Scout Gold Award. Rhode Island’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts and Congressman Jim Langevin addressed the group and offered their congratulations. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award for girls in Girl Scouting. A national award, with national standards, it represents a girl’s time, leadership, creativity and effort contributed to making her community better. The Girl Scout Gold Award requires the completion of a 6-hour leadership project, allowing the Girl Scout to demonstrate her skills and abilities in goal-setting, planning, putting her values into action, and relating to the community.
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Pictured from left to right: Troop Leader Judy Rose, Angie Rose, Meryem Oldro, Bethany Pucino, Kami Pallotta, Alexis Wells, and Assistant Troop Leader Joyce Trahan. This was a wonderful year for all our Rehoboth and Seekonk Girl Scout Troops. Through their hard work and dedication, the girls have made our communities a better place to live in so many ways. Thanks to our adult volunteers and community support, our scouts have had a very successful year. Our Girl Scouts were busy this year with various community service projects. In April, they collected hundreds of under garments and diapers to help our local children through Project Undercover and our first ‘Mommy & Me Bingo’. In December, hundreds of toys were collected for Rehoboth and Seekonk children by our scouts. Through events such as: the Girl Scout Bake Off, Costume Dance, Daisy Outdoor Day, Promising Acre Campout, and Talent Show, the Girl Scouts donated hundreds of items to our local pantries. Our scouts know how rewarding it is to help others in our community! They donated over 1000 items to our local panties. Great job! We would like to thank the following locations which allow our Troops to hold their meetings: Rehoboth Congregational Church, Goff Hall, the Carpenter Museum, The Grange, and the public schools. We appreciate you giving our girls a safe and welcoming place to hold their meetings! Special thanks to those who have shared their facilities with us for our special events. The Rehoboth Congregational Church & the Goff Hall have allowed us to have fun dances, the Bake Off, the Talent Show, Mommy & Me Bingo, Bridging Celebrations, and other wonderful events! And thank you to The Fitness Mom Studio and Julie Sweet for the wonderful Health Heart event in February. Thank you for supporting our Girl Scout fund raisers; magazines and candy in September, and of course, our delicious Cookies! These fund raisers allow scouts to go camping, visit Aquariums, try rock climbing, visit museums, tour Concord, and go to Boston. Thanks to all our Troop's Cookie Moms too! The girls love to set goals & sell cookies & then go on a fun field trip with their sister scouts! Thank you to all the Girl Scouts for placing flags on our Veterans’ graves at the cemeteries for Memorial Day, marching in the Memorial Day Parade, sending cookies to Iraq/Afghanistan, supporting our ‘Baskets for Emma’, volunteering at the Rehoboth Block Party, singing holiday songs at the Seekonk & Rehoboth Tree Lightings, volunteering at the Carpenter Museum, among so many other good deeds. Your kind actions prove how much you value your community and beyond! The Final Big Thank You goes to the fantastic volunteer leaders! They work hard to keep our scouts safe and happy while teaching them wonderful Girls Scout values and traditions. Their dedication and enthusiasm is what makes the Girl Scout experience a meaningful & challenging part of each girl's life! Adults are needed
July 2010 The Reporter in many roles including assisting leaders, leaders, special event organizers, mentors, public relations, among other opportunities! We appreciate and need your help, from 1 hour a month or a short term commitment chairing an event. We'll even train you! Join the fun, join girl scouts! For more Girl Scout information call Colleen McBride or check out our webpage: http://rehobothgirlscouts.webs.com/ or www.gsri.org. Sincerely, Colleen McBride - Rehoboth/Seekonk SUM, GSRI
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Brownies troop 629
11 girls from the Rehoboth Brownies Troop 629 made a trip to North Attleboro in June to visit Shirley’s Fine Chocolates & Tea Room and enjoyed a meal and lessons on manners during the “Miss Manners” event that was held for them. Miss Manners teaches table manners and etiquette in a friendly way so that young girls can relate in their everyday lives. Since 1996, Shirley’s Fine Chocolates & Tea Room has been a quaint shop in North Attleboro center welcoming neighbors and friends across New England. Along with serving breakfast throughout the day and having a home-cooked lunch menu, Shirley’s Fine Chocolates, Gifts & Tea Room now carries a wide selection of mouthwatering hand-dipped chocolates and fudge from Watson’s Candies. Watson’s was originally established in Walpole Center in 1932. Many generations have enjoyed that one love we all have… chocolate. For more information, feel free to call Shirley’s at (508) 695-8837 or e-mail at shirleyschocna@ hotmail.com. You may use this e-mail address for all correspondence such as general questions, reservations and candy orders.
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Rehoboth second grade Brownie troop 629 donated and planted a beautiful sugar maple tree at Palmer River School this spring. The donation funds came from their cookie sales and was part of their service project and Brownie Quest program. Pictured from top left to right: Sophie Reposa, Hannah Ramer, Meghan Reed, Lindsay Carlson, Jenna Gross, Rebecca Loell, Hannah Araujo, Alyssa Rego. Bottom left to right: Madison Morin, Chelsea Cabral, Lindsey Moran, Hailee Hunt, Krissy Gately and Vanessa Ripley.
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Dining Guide Recipes from the Cabin
The Anawan cabin stays relatively cool, even in warm weather. The best climate control seems to be to keep the many windows open in the evening to let the cool air in, and to close them during the heat of the day. It turns the old cabin into what feels more like an even older, cool, dark cave. In the cabin kitchen, I do have some modern convenience of an air conditioner. Each time I use it, which is rare; I remember how and why it was installed. It was 8 years ago on an extremely hot and humid July afternoon. The members were gathering for a luncheon. I estimate the temperature in the kitchen was about 110 degrees. We had finished the majority of the cooking, having planned a mostly cold luncheon based on the weather forecast. But there was still the matter of the jonnycakes to be cooked, and I refused to make the jonnycakes. A longtime tradition at the club, jonnycakes are served with every meal. After adding the boiling water and a few other secret ingredients, the jonnycake meal is left to sit and soften until it is ready to griddle. We cook the jonnycakes in hot oil on a flattop griddle until golden on both sides. This flattop griddle heats from below with an exposed broiler flame that adds an extra blast of heat to your midsection as you scoop and flip the jonnycakes. Already the heat was intense in the kitchen, and with very little equipment turned on. So, after much sweaty debate I decided not to turn on the griddle, and not to prepare the jonnycakes that day. I refused. I did not make or serve jonnycakes that luncheon. That was the first and only time in ten years. Two days after the “jonnycakeless” lunch, a 12000 btu air conditioner was installed in the kitchen. Coooool. I only use it on the hottest days. And on those days it saves me from heat stroke, and keeps me from sweating into the food I am serving. Even with air conditioning, this time Famous for our Wings, of year it is much nicer to grill outside, or prepare something that cooks very quickly. Pulled Pork & Steak Tips This month’s recipes take only a few minOver 30 Flavors of Sauce utes on the stovetop. The Mediterranean Shrimp cooks in just a few minutes. It has Huge Salads 12 Ft all of the traditional Mediterranean flavors, 12 Beers on Draft feta cheese and kalamata olives. HD TV especially It is prepared so quickly, and it is very fresh and light. It also works well to serve room July 19th temperature on a very hot evening. Serve 2nd Annual Golf Tournement this dish over orzo pasta, with thin spaghetti Come in and ask for details! or with couscous. Hours: Mon-Wed 11amI love couscous. Did you know it is the 11pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-1am, world’s tiniest pasta? The following recipe August 10th Sun 12pm-11pm for couscous chickpea salad is one of my most requested summer salads. Cold 3rd Annual Wing OFF Finals vegetable preparation and less than five • Take-Out Available Starts at 7 minutes to cook the couscous, should help • Catering & Party Raffels & 50/50 to keep the kitchen cool. The salad has a Platters Available fresh mint and white wine vinegar dressing, similar to green goddess. If you like mint 540 Central Ave., Rte 152 • Seekonk MA• 508-761-6854 you will love this salad. Better yet, if you WWW.BONEYARDBARBECUE.COM like fresh mint, please come to my house
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Mediterranean Shrimp - Serves 4
You can use whatever size shrimp you prefer. I like a U12 or 13 (that means 12 or 13 shrimp per pound). Larger shrimp will simply take a few minutes longer to cook. Measurements don’t matter much to this sauté recipe. If you like certain ingredients, like olives or artichoke hearts, add more of those or less of anything as well. 2 TBS olive oil 1 ½ - 2 pounds uncooked shrimp (peeled and deveined) 2 garlic clove, minced 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 cup artichoke hearts 1 cup kalamata olives (pitted) ¼ cup lemon juice (1 lemon) 1 cup feta cheese, cubed or crumbled Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook @ 1-2 minutes on one side. Turn shrimp and add minced garlic. Cook 1-2 minutes more and add all remaining ingredients except the feta cheese. Toss all in pan, add feta just before serving. Serve over orzo, couscous or on bed of spinach greens.
Couscous Chickpea Salad - Serves 8
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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church
Corner of Newman & Pawtucket Aves (Rumford) For more info: 401-434-4742 www.newmanucc.org
Vedanta Society of Providence
227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960 www.vedantaprov.org
Seekonk Congregational Church
600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk,MA (508)336-9355 Web site: www.scc-ucc.com
New Testament Baptist Church
corner of Woodward St. and Rt. 140 in Norton. 508-285-9771 www.NewTestamentSchool.org
Christian Life Church 222 Plain Street, Route 118 Rehoboth, MA 508-252-3364 www.clcrehoboth.org
Holy Cross Catholic Church
(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
224 Winthrop Street Rehoboth, MA 02769 508-252-3505 www.eusebeia.org
West Dighton Christian Church
2767 Horton Street No. Dighton, MA Phone 508-252-9066 www.westdightonchristianchurch.org
Trinity United Methodist Church
51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244
North Christian Church
Located at 2360 Chestnut Street North Dighton, MA www.northchristianchurchdighton.org Tel: 508-252-9494
Church of Salgion
Rt. 114, Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA Circle of Salgion - Church of Wicca Email: Celtic@ici.net Phone: 774-229-6019
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
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Lighthouse Gospel Church 595 Winthrop St., Taunton Children's Church Nursery Available
Rehoboth Congregational Church United Church of Christ
139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545 www.rehobothucc.org
Winthrop Street Baptist Church
Rt. 44 just off the Green 39 Winthrop St. Taunton, MA www.wsbcfellowship.org 508-822-1976
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
81 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI [Corner of Fourth St.] 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall River Seventh Day Adventist Church (English language) 2695 No. Main St., F.R. 646-3506
First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ
GAR Highway, Rt. 6 • Swansea 508-673-7179 or 676-3815
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New Beginnings Evangelical Church
Greater Fall River Baptist Church
294 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA Tel. #: 508-336-4038 http://www.nbechurch.org
1980 South Main Street P.O. Box 975, Fall River, MA (508)673-7700
Good News Bible Chapel
Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal
235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916 www.gnbc.org
Grace Community Chapel 110 County Street, Seekonk, MA 508-336-5971 www.gccfamily.org
Hornbine Baptist Church
Church Services Sunday 10 A.M. 141 Hornbine Road, Corner of Baker Rd. South Rehoboth
First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange
Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth www.firstspiritualistchurch.com
The First Baptist Church of Swansea 21 Baptist Street Swansea, MA Telephone (508)379-9728
Christ Church Episcopal 57 Main Street, Swansea, MA (508) 678-0923
Community Covenant Church
615 Tremont Street, Rehoboth, MA (508)-222-9400 www.communitycovenant.org
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Rt. 44 - Seekonk, Massachusetts 984 Taunton Ave. • P.O. Box 519 336-5549 • Rectory: 336-9022
Rehoboth Baptist Church 132 Moulton Street (Rt.. 118) 508-252-6437 • Fax 252-1080
Church of the Epiphany
1336 Pawtucket Avenue Rumford between Newman Avenue and Rumford Library 401-434-5012
West Congregational Church
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United Church of Christ Winthrop Street at North Walker (Rte 44) • Taunton, MA Church Office: 508 824-3461
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Support Groups: General Information and dates Monthly Support Group for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
July 6, 2010 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Each Other Community VNA provides a support group on the first Tuesday of each month for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The goal is to help you with the challenges of caring for a loved one. Joyce Colletto, RN, Alzheimer’s Program Liaison will facilitate. The next meeting is July 6, 2010 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM at Community VNA, 10 Emory Street in Attleboro MA. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information about this group and others offered at Community VNA, please call 508-222-0118 or go online to www.communityvna.com and click on Calendar.
July date change for monthly Grief Support Drop-in at Community VNA
This month the drop-in group, offering support and suggestions for coping with grief is on Monday, July 12 due to the Fourth of July holiday. The group meets from 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. at Community VNA, 10 Emory Street in Attleboro MA. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Bereavement Coordinator, Community VNA Hospice Care at 800-220-0110 x1373 or visit us online at www.communityvna.com. Community VNA Hospice Care offers grief support to anyone in the community who has had a loss through death, not just for those who were cared for by hospice. Our grief professionals, who specialize in grief and loss, can offer suggestions or sources of support. They are a resource for those dealing with grief, as well as for those seeking guidance on how to support others who are grieving. Community VNA provides home health, hospice, private care and adult day health services that enhance the community’s capacity to achieve optimal health, wellness and quality of life.
Are you experiencing loss or grief?
Throughout the year, Community VNA Hospice Care holds grief support programs for adults and children. Programs for adults include patient and family bereavement services; education programs focusing on loss; an annual expressive therapy workshop; monthly drop-in support groups; and a 6-week grief education series. These programs are open to the public and meet at Community VNA, 10 Emory St. Attleboro. To learn more please call 774-203-1373 or visit www.communityvna.com.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Next meeting July 14th Second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. Meetings include speakers, refreshments, conversation and support. Meetings are open to the public and held at Community VNA, 10 Emory St. Attleboro. To learn more, please call the Coordinator at 508-695-6569 or visit www.communityvna.com.
For children ages 5-13 who are dealing with grief, Community VNA Hospice Care offers a children’s bereavement program, held four times a year on a Saturday morning. This program provides a supportive and creative atmosphere for kids to express loss and feelings. These programs are open to the public and meets at Community VNA, 10 Emory St. Attleboro. To learn more please call 774-203-1373 or visit www.communityvna.com.
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Runaround for Community VNA Hospice Care Runners are invited to join the “Runaways Runaround” on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM for the 8th annual 5 mile road race sponsored by the Runaways Running Club. Proceeds from the race and raffle go to benefit Community VNA Hospice Care serving eleven area communities. Registration is $20. The race starts at the Community School, 45 South Washington Street in North Attleboro. This is a USATF-NE sanctioned and certified, 5
mile course which loops through North Attleboro. Cash prizes include $100 for 1st overall male and female runners. Medals will be awarded for all divisions: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Again this year many great raffle prizes will be offered. The 2010 Special Guest is Paul Reilly, originally from Loughrea, Ireland. Reilly has been a standout collegiate runner at Providence College. He is currently competing in several area races and owns a personal best time of 4.08 in the mile as well as a 8.11 in the 3,000m, 13.56 in the 5,000m, and 23.43 in the 8K. Individuals and families are welcomed to come and show their support for participants. Local DJ Nate Adams will be on hand to announce the runners as they finish and to provide pre and post race musical entertainment. Refreshments donated by generous local businesses will add to the enjoyment. To view the latest Runaways 5 Miler video go to http://runawaysclub.org/ Persons or organizations who wish to donate to the Runaways 5 Miler Fund, at any monetary level, may do so by credit card at any time. A safe, secure PayPal donation button has been placed on the sponsor/booster page of the club website at: http://runawaysclub.org/sponsor.html. For more information or to register, log onto the Runaways Running Club web site at http://www.runawaysclub.org/runaways_ 5_miler.html or call 508-339-0147.
New Summer Pre-School Program
“Its All About Play!”, the SMARTS Summer Institute’s new preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 is open for registration. The program takes place at Brennan Middle School, Attleboro, MA and runs from July 5-23, Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 A.M. “Play is the most effective and powerful way for young children to learn. Play is the work of childhood. Play gives children the opportunity to try out different roles and develop social skills”, says Sherye Weisz, executive director of the SMARTS Collaborative. “It’s All About Play” is an opportunity for very young children to explore expressive play with Diane Postoian, early childhood arts specialist who began her work as a creative dramatist in 1978 for the Providence Public Schools. Diane engages children in dramatic play with techniques that she developed in her program called, The Power of Play. Diane was executive director of RI’s Looking Glass Theatre for sixteen years and has shared her comedic commentary, poignant observations and her Power of Play workshops at conferences for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Childspan, and for independent agencies working with children such as Head Start, Montessori Schools and YMCA’s. She also shares her love for children and education in the stories she
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has performed for audiences at Hartford, CT First Night, Three Apples Storytelling Festival, League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers, CT Storytelling Festival and the American Youth Policy Forum. In addition, Diane has been the SMARTS Summer Institute’s Elementary Drama Specialist for two years. Call SMARTS Monday-Friday, 9-1 P.M. for more information - 508/222-8484 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.smartscollab.org (Contact and Forms) to print out a summer brochure, a scholarship application form and see some short summer videos.
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Rehoboth Council on Aging The Stars Shine on Volunteers
The Rehoboth Council on Aging Board and staff would like to take this opportunity to recognize and extend our most sincere thanks to our volunteers for their dedication and support of the senior center and the elderly in our community. Without our volunteers we would be unable to provide the many programs that help to enhance the quality of life for our seniors.
Catherine (Dot) Amaral Norma Blackledge Claire Boyle Sandra Carter Kathleen Chace Eileen Farley Patricia Higson Joan King Catherine (Kay) Mann Barbara Parent Steven Robinson Jim Scimone Arron Tarver
You are our “Stars”
George Amaral Sandra Boren Veronica Brickley Carol Cody Dorothy Conlow Virginia Fisher Reggie Higson Sally Knox Gloria Medeiros Beatrice Philbrook Jim Rosa Charles (Chuck) St. Louis Peter Vukasin
Mark Anzivino Lorraine Botts Louise Cabral Carl Chace Janice Connors Marilyn Henley Marjorie Johnston Eileen Laval lee Gertrude Messier Jacqueline Pryor Judy T Rosa Alice Waterman
July 2010 Council on Aging Newsletter Council on Aging Board meets at 7:00 p.m. 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Phone 08-22-3373 Fax 08-22-4617
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Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Transportation Reservations: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
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 cancelled or postponed. Please call 08-22-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up.
Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4pm
Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening Cancelled at Rehoboth COA.
Due to the decline in participation, the Board of Health has cancelled future the Blood Pressure Clinic.
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is now the 23rd of each month... Big Band Outdoor Concert The Rehoboth Council on Aging Invites you to attend a Big Band Outdoor Concert Advertise In the At Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, Bay State Road, Rehoboth, Sunday, August 1st, Rehoboth/ seekonk Reporter 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The American Legion Post 302, The Eastern Star Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Master Call 508-252-6575 Masons and features Tom Rose and his 17-piece “Sophisticated Swing Big Band” sound sponsor this Big Band concert for the residents and seniors of Rehoboth with Sharon Gregory on vocals. This year’s theme will focus on hits of the 30’s right up to the present consisting of Swing, Latin, Easy Listening and traditional Big Band sounds for everyone’s pleasure. John Parker will again serve as emcee. Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care Services This Concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will Fully Credentialed Professionals be served. There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon MDs, PhD’s, LICSW’s & LMHC’s then setting on the lawn listening to great music and having a Insurance & Managed Care Plans Accepted cool drink. Medicare * Medicaid * MA/RI BC
What can I do at the Rehoboth Council on Aging? Crafts with Christine
At 10 a.m. Thursdays through the month of July you will have the opportunity to learn how to work with beads, shells and mosaics to create jewelry, frames and holders using these items. Cost for these events are $3.00 and $.00 per class.
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â€œWanabee Weight Meetingâ€? Mondays, 11:30 a.m. Free A group of ladies meet and support each other with we their weight losses and gains. The best way to lose weight is with encouragement and support of friends. In this meeting we as a group will cover what we ate, if we exercised and share what we did if we lost weight. Meetings are held on Mondays at 11 a.m. prior to Gertâ€™s CafĂŠ. Tuesday Tai Chi at 9:00 a.m. Cost $3.00 per Class Try a graceful way of exercising which is easy on your joints. This method of balancing may be new to you, but it has a great positive outcome for any age. Tuesday Aerobic (Line) Dancing 10:00 a.m. 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 and Thursdays at 11 a.m. There is plenty of room available in any or all of our classes if you care to join us. This activity uses weights and stretching for balancing done on exercise balls or in chairs. Wii Bowling Leagueâ€? Joining this league is free and held on Thursdays, 11:30am. Our Bowling League uses the â€œWiiâ€?. It is a great way to have fun, workout and show off those bowling scores. Please drop in and join us, this bowling in this can be done standing or sitting in a chair.
Social Gatherings Gertâ€™s CafĂŠ
Thank you also to all our patrons for coming to the COA and once again making Gertâ€™s CafĂŠ the â€œIn Place to Meet and Eatâ€? Remember that Gertâ€™s CafĂŠ will be open for the months of July
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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 9:30 a.m.
â€œMenâ€™s Morning Coffeeâ€?
This is a group of â€œmenâ€? who meet Fridays 9am to enjoy fresh coffee, pastry and conversation with old and new friends. Come on down and enjoy the morning with them and share your comments and ideas.
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. Donâ€™t be shy! Come in and join the group on Fridays at 10 a.m.
Card Games 3 Days a Week!
Cards are here at your COA! Mondays at 9:30 a.m. we have a cribbage group, Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. we have a ladies group that not only play cards but also games. Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. we have a Hi-Lo Jack group. All have a great time and are always looking for a few â€œnewâ€? folks to join them.
Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz
The Clinic will be held on ___ day, August ___ and ___day, August ___. Appointments start at 10am please call 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 Tuesday through Friday. A donation of $2.00 is requested for lunch, which consists of a main course, dessert and milk. Copies of the monthâ€™s menu are posted the front door, in the dining area and on the front desk for your review.
S.H.I.N.E Counselor at your COA on Thursdays
The Rehoboth Council on Aging is pleased to convey that there is a S.H.I.N.E. Counselor every Thursday from 9am to 1pm by appointment or drop in. If you need assistance with Insurance, Medicare Part â€œDâ€? or Prescriptions please call and set up your appointment. If you have any questions or require assistance with an application, please call the SHINE Program at 508-252-3372.
News from the SHINE Program Serving Health Information Needs of Elders
& August on Mondays at 12 noon. Hope to see you all for our Summer Session.
Closure of the Doughnut Hole Begins
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Starting June 10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin sending the $250 rebate checks to consumers in the Medicare drug coverage gap, also known as the â€œdoughnut hole.â€? This rebate is a result of provisions included in the health reform law. HHS will send an estimated 80,000 checks to people who have entered the coverage gap since the start of 2010, and will continue to send the rebates on a rolling basis approximately every month to people who newly enter the doughnut hole. The rebate checks will be sent automatically and there are no forms to fill out. Consumers should protect themselves from fraud, and should not provide personal information, such as Social Security numbers or bank account numbers, to anyone who contacts them about the rebate. People should report potential fraud by calling 1-800-MEDICARE. The health reform law gradually phases out the doughnut hole. This year, people who enter the coverage gap will receive the onetime $250 rebate check. Beginning next year, consumers in the
July 2010 The Reporter doughnut hole will receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs and a 7 percent discount on generics. The share consumers pay for both brand-name and generic drugs will decrease until the gap is eliminated in 2020, when consumers will pay the standard 25 percent of the costs for drugs while in the doughnut hole. By 2014, Medicare Advantage plans must spend 85 percent of taxpayer money on health benefits, rather than on administrative costs and profits. While there are cuts in overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans, which will bring the costs of the Medicare Advantage program in line with that of Original Medicare, there will be no cuts to guaranteed Medicare benefits. Plans are still required to provide coverage that is at least as good as Original Medicare. For more information, call the SHINE Program at 508-2523372
Organization Events And News: The Best Is Yet to Come!
The next two meetings of The Best is Yet to Come, a senior social group, will be held on July 8, and August 12, 2010 at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center. A donation will be given to the Veterans Newborn Shower for our monthly charity. July 8th - Members will have a regular meeting. August 12th- It’s the annual meeting, and a potluck luncheon will be enjoyed.
The Best is Yet to Come will be hosting Helping Hips, belly dancing by the Sunshine Sisters on September 24th at the American Legion, 84 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. Hors d’eurves will be served. Tickets are $8.00 and proceeds support local charities. New members always welcomed. Call Pat Higson for details. 508 252-4602. And Remember The Best Is Yet to Come!
Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors….. Think about becoming a TRIAD member. No Dues…Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, the next meeting is scheduled for 10am, Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at the Rehoboth Council on Aging.
Up Coming Activities
Save Wednesday, July 28th for a Cookout 5 p.m. at the Rehoboth Council on Aging, entertainment starts at 6 p.m., David Down’s will present “Olde Time Schools. Please contact Marilyn - 508-252-9366 or Pat - 508-252-4602 for tickets. Cost $2.00
Programs being offered through TRIAD are:
June 17Th meeting had 95 seniors enjoying the “Strawberry Festival” October 21st will be ‘Our Annual Bazaar” handcrafted items are needed for the craft tables. Also new ideas are welcome. Dues: Send c/o Emily Pacheco 55 Bay State Road Rehoboth Ma 02769
Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club Annual Picnic August 26th at 11:00 A.M. ,Hillside Country Club Serving Chowder at 11:00 A.M. Followed by A Country Western Band” Jeanie Lovering and Chameleon” From 12:00 noon To 3:00 P.M. Serving Burgers, Hot-dogs, and much more at 2:00 P.M. Horseshoes – Boccie – Bingo - & Chip & Pitch Goff etc. Tickets $13.00 for Active Members - $18.00 All Others For Tickets call Virginia at 508-252-3943. Tickets also can be picked up at the Senior Center and ask for Dottie
Friends of Rehoboth Elderly
The next meeting for the Friends of Rehoboth Elderly will be July 20th at 3:00 P.M. at the Rehoboth Senior Center. Up coming event being planed for Friends of Rehoboth Elderly “Evening at Chardonnay’s” in the fall. Chardonnay’s will donate 15 % of your tab to Friends of Rehoboth Elderly A Big Thank You To Mike Costello for making the Senior Center look so nice. Mike worked very hard weeding, planting, spreading mulch, power washing the building and sidewalks and so much more. Great Job Mike thanks Dottie.
Upcoming Trips Co- Sponsored
By the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and the Sandcastle Seniors Trip #1) Wednesday August 18: Day trip to Foxwoods w/ round bus trip, free buffet (worth $15.99 or $10.00 food credit) $15.00 keno and free Show “legends in Concert” Cost 43.00 Trip #2) 3 Day Atlantic City trip, September 26,w/ round bus trip 2 nights at the Tropicana and usually free show, 2 buffets, $20.00 casino bonus and baggage handing, Cost is Approx $218.00 dbl. Trip #3) Day Trip Foxwoods November 9 w/round bus trip free buffet and $15.00 keno. Cost $20.00 Trip #4) 3 Day Atlantic City January or February Sun. to Tues. same as trip # 2 Cost Approx.$153.00 dbl. All driver’s tips are included and pick ups & drop offs will be in both Attleboro and Rehoboth. Call Wilfred “Pete” Michaud @ 508-761-5087.
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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 1:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. No Meetings for July and August.
Up Coming Activities
A picnic is scheduled for August; please contact Virginia or Dot for information.
Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club News
June 3rd Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and Friends of Rehoboth Elderly held a surprised retirement party with 105 seniors attending for Harriet Casorso at the Rehoboth Senior Center. Harriet retired from the Council on Aging after 19 years of service. We wish Harriet a “Happy and Healthy Retirement”
Foxwoods Day Trip Aug. 18
Trip Includes; round trip bus trans. w/ drivers tip. Trip also includes the following extras, buffet coupon worth $15.99, $15.00 Keno coupon and a free matinee show, “Legends In Concert” worth $25.00 for a total of $55.99 worth of extras for $43.00 per person. Bus leaves Sandcastle parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leaves Rehoboth from behind the Old Anawan School at 8:00 a.m. Returning at approximately 5:00 p.m. To sign up or for more information, please call Wilfred “Pete” Michaud at 508-761-5087 as soon as you can. This trip is co-sponsored by the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and Sandcastle Seniors. Everybody Is Welcome! We need at least 40 people to get a bus, so when the required number is reached I will let you know. I will then inform you when I need your payment. Send your payment to: Wilfred Michaud, 500 Mendon Rd. Unit #234, So. Attleboro, Ma. 02703
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Michelle (Swallow) and Aaron Aguiar of Bristol, announce the birth of a son, Aaron John Aguiar, Jr. on June 4th, at 6:33 a.m. Aaron was 7 pounds 1 ounce and 19 and 1/2 inches long. Maternal Grandparents are Shelley and Richard Swallow of Rehoboth and Paternal Grandparents are John and Marie Aguiar of Barrington, RI. Maternal Great-Grandmother is Frances Swallow of Rehoboth. Aaron joins his sister Anna at home.
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Weddings & Engagements
Deborah Roche Engaged to David Joubert
Michael Marvel of Seekonk and Wendy Adams of Taunton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Deborah Roche, to David Joubert, son of Richard and Joyce Joubert of North Dighton. Deborah is a 2004 graduate of Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School and is currently employed as store manager for Red Wing Shoe Store in Brockton, MA. David is a 2002 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and is currently employed as a heavy-equipment operator for M.C. Souza Sand and Gravel in Swansea, MA. A May 2011 wedding is planned.
Elizabeth Moran Engaged to Chandler Ruehrwein
Maureen Rosa of Rehoboth & Carey Moran of So. Dartmouth announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Moran to Chandler Ruehrwein, son of Frederick and Roberta Ruehrwein of Bridgewater. Elizabeth graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth HS in 1993 and she was a member of the Rehoboth Conservation Commission for 6 years. Elizabeth received an MBA in Organizational Leadership in 2009 and a BA in Marketing in 1997 from Johnson & Wales University. She works at Frito Lay as a Key Account Manager. Chandler is a graduate from Bridgewater - Raynham HS; he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force Reserves. He graduated with a BS from Bridgewater State College. Currently he is pursuing a Master of Science - Labor Relations & Human Resources at the University of RI. Chandler works in the Human Resources Department at Celldex Therapeutics. The couple is planning a 2010 August wedding. Elizabeth & Chandler are going to Italy for their honeymoon.
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“The King Is Gone”
By Bob Rodericks serving the nation in the Korean War. And the rest became history “Mr. Elmasian was a great principal and a wonderful role model quickly. Dubbed “King Arthur” by his students through the years, for me when I was a student at East Providence High School (class Elmasian became the consummate students’ principal. All of the text of ’93). He was strict and stern but had a great sense of humor (and books on the market can’t teach a young teacher what they should know could laugh at himself) and he understood the teenage mind, at least about mentoring students. It was too bad that more student-teachers as much as anyone can! He always had a smile for you and regularly couldn’t spend the physical time with Arthur Elmasian as their mentor. walked the corridors, popping into classes to ‘check’ on his students. Elmasian would usually arrive at the high school by 5:30 A.M. and He truly cared about his students, his school and his vocation. In my didn’t leave until very late afternoon or early evening. He had few if any book, he was what “Townie Pride” meant and he taught us pride in our outside interests. His reason for being was to be principal of his alma community and in ourselves. To the Elmasian family, please accept my mater. Elmasian loved to promote Townie athletics whenever possible. sincere condolences at your loss. All of East Providence is thinking of He was a regular fixture at games in the high school gym or at Pierce you at this time!” The aforementioned was written in an online guestbook Stadium. He would follow his Townie teams on the road also. Elmasian after the recent passing of long time EPHS principal, Arthur Elmasian, was the past chairman of the R.I. School Principals Committee on Athletby Alan D’Aiello of Brighton, UK. The preceding passage was similar in ics. He also was the past R.I. Interscholastic Director of Football and sentiment to the many condolences expressed by Townie graduates. Baseball. Many an evening in his retirement he volunteered to collect Retired EPHS principal, Arthur Elmasian, known affectionately as tickets at games and help supervise events. He was equally interested “King Arthur” to thousands of Townie graduates, passed away on June in the arts as he enthusiastically promoted and attended plays and con14th, at RI Hospital, following a brief, unexpected illness. Elmasian certs at the school. There was the year that he was surrounded by family and close friends at accompanied the EPHS band as they marched the time of his death. I was privileged to have in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. become a close friend of King Arthur for almost There in all his glory was King Arthur marching 45 years. I first met him when I was a 7th grade alongside his “kids” as he helped chaperone the student at the old Central Junior High School off band on that trip. Taunton Avenue. Elmasian was an iconic figure In his retirement Elmasian was visible in to all who came to know him. To those of us in the community. He was chairman of the high junior high school, he was the gruff and burly school Hall of Fame Committee and was a math teacher and later vice-principal who could member of the Friends of Townie Athletics and relate to all types of students. He could make the high school Alumni Association. He attended the biggest and meanest junior high bully, break games and concerts and was a great golfer, down into laughter as he would handle student although his busy years as principal didn’t allow discipline cases unlike most other school discihim much tee time. But he never complained plinarians. He had a special knack for teaching about that. To King Arthur, his “kids” came and working with ‘at-risk’ students. He would first. request the toughest classes - the ‘sweathogs’, People lined up at 3 P.M. for a scheduled if you will, while many teachers would shy away 4 P.M. wake for Arthur Elmasian. Hundreds and from such a group. These were tough kids hundreds in a long line which twisted on long and he handled them with a deftness that child into the night. While in line many talked about psychologists could only admire. He did it all their years at EPHS or at Central. Some left to at Central Junior High, taught math (algebra, Artur Elmasian go home and check on things and came back geometry, etc.), coached baseball, winning a to still wait in line. City leaders from the school department and city state championship, and became the school’s vice-principal in charge government came to show respect but most impressive to me were of discipline and attendance. the many townie graduates who came to say goodbye to their former After being bitten by the political science bug (coincidently while teacher or principal. Many getting a bit older now with kids of their own in Jr. High) I ran for and was elected to the East Providence School in high school or beyond, and were eager to reminisce about their “King Committee in 1976. I was just 22 and only 4 years out of high school. I Arthur” memories. Townies consoling townies - for hours. was the board chairman when the principal’s position was open at the The funeral mass at Saint Martha’s church was more of the same. high school in 1979. Back then EPHS was bulging at the seams with Student choirs singing, tears flowing and memories discussed. In a 2400 students (in 3 grades) and some 200 staff in double sessions. The eulogy that I was humbled to give, I talked about an outpouring of love school was very difficult to manage. Then Superintendent of Schools, for this teacher, this mentor, that so many of us were blessed to have Myron Francis, wanted someone to take charge of the high school and known. Emily Croke reminded everyone how her grandfather loved the wanted a disciplinarian who could also connect full circle with the acaFrank Sinatra song, ‘My Way’. She urged all to live life as Elmasian did demic needs of the school. That is usually a tough combination to find - like the song’s lyrics that her grandfather loved to sing out so loud! in a large public high school. Francis and some of us on the committee An honor guard of Elmasian’s former colleagues, students and began to look toward Arthur Elmasian. One or two members voiced friends, greeted the funeral procession as it entered the church and a concern that an administrator used to dealing with discipline all day, again as it left. It was a touching moment to see such a large honor might not make the leap to the head academician of a school. Francis guard encircle the casket of their fallen friend and his family in a silent thought that Elmasian earned a chance to work his magic at the high and moving tribute under a brilliant sunshine that morning. school. In a 4 to 1 vote, Arthur Elmasian was named principal of EPHS The Walnut Hill Cemetery is old and has no chapel. The pallbearin August of 1979. ers lowered Arthur Elmasian to the ground and this 78 year old former Arthur Elmasian graduated from EPHS in 1949. Then principal teacher and soldier was finally at rest. In God’s hands, as he had said James Bates and Edward R. Martin were on the faculty along with Alice days before he died. Waddington. Elmasian went to Providence College, graduating with a Yes, in God’s hands, but he will forever be in the hearts and minds teaching degree in 1953. He remained an avid PC basketball fan until of the thousands of former students, parents, staff and others who his death. In fact, a few people who sit in Elmasian’s season ticket area were touched by Arthur “King Arthur” Elmasian, for a very long time to at PC games heard about his passing and attended his wake service. come. Elmasian was hired to teach at Central Junior High in 1955, after
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IN MEMORIAM Rehoboth
George E. “Skip” Munroe
George E. “Skip” Munroe, 4, of Perryville Road, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 31, 2010 at home. Born in Attleboro, Mass., he was the son of the late George and Lois (Berghan) Munroe. He was a toolmaker at Texas Instruments for many years. He leaves two daughters, Erin L. Munroe of Rehoboth, and Amie M. DiAngelo of Barrington; one son, Ian G. DiAngelo of East Providence; two sisters, Janet Rogers and Arlene Wells, both of Norton; and two grandchildren, Joseph M. Munroe and Arianna M. DiAngelo. Skip will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His funeral service was held Monday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the New Testament Baptist Church, 1 New Taunton Ave., Norton, Mass. Burial was in Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth.
Bertha M. Rose
Bertha M. Rose, 94, formerly of Pleasant Street, died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Orchard View Manor. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Rose Sr. She was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Severe and Celina (Senechal) Lizotte. Mrs. Rose worked in the textile industry for 20 years before retiring. She leaves two daughters, Margaret A. Chaves of Rehoboth and Patricia M. Tiplady of Barrington; two sons, Edward P. Rose of Florida and Alfred D. Rose of Seekonk; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Frank J. Rose Jr. and sister of the late Theresa LaCroix, Laura LaBonte, Ann Lortie, Peter, Edward and Paul Lizotte. Her funeral was held on Monday, June 14th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Dominics Church, Swansea. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Frederick Roger Sousa
Frederick Roger Sousa, 80, devoted and loving husband to the amazing Goldie Mae (Sheehan) Sousa, passed away peacefully in their home in Rehoboth early Saturday, June 19, 2010, after a courageous, yet short, fight with autonomic neuropathy. The beautiful couple would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on Nov. 17th. His marriage to Goldie was one of the proudest and happiest events of his life. Mr. Sousa was born in Stoughton, Mass., on Oct. 2, 1929 to the late Severino and Matilda (Perry) Sousa. He was a 1946 graduate of St. John’s School in Canton.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 191 to 193 and was honorably discharged. Mr. Sousa worked at the former Foxboro Company for 29 years prior to his retirement in 198, and enjoyed 2 years of retirement with his beautiful wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His hobbies were many but nothing brought Mr. Sousa more happiness or pride than helping his large family. He was a self-taught expert at making Shaker style furniture for his home and the homes of ALL his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mr. Sousa enjoyed making his way further into the hearts of his family by cooking and baking delicious foods. Other hobbies included designing homes and furniture, gardening, fishing, hiking, biking and anything one of his grandchildren or greatgrandchildren were participating in. It was accurately, yet comically, stated that he at age 80 was the new 60. He enjoyed his life, found new interests daily, and relished his older activities - there truly was not a project the man did not take on. It brought him great pride to follow the accomplishments of all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He kept in contact with each and every one of them on a regular basis and loved to hear of their life’s adventures and joined them on those adventures whenever possible. In addition to leaving his wife, Mr. Sousa was the proud and devoted father to Richard Sousa of North Attleboro, Michelle Clow of Plainville, Jann Simons of Attleboro, Bob Sousa of Harwich, Cindy Sousa of Plainville, and Tom Sousa of Peterborough, N.H. He took pride and delight in not only all his children but his grandchildren: Brenda, Amy, Heather, Rob, Jocelynn, Matt, Luke, Marissa and MaryEllen, and his great-grandchildren: McKenzie, Zack, Brittany, Meghan, Abigail and Emily. Relatives and friends attended the funeral on Friday, June 2, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Martha’s Roman Catholic Church, 227 South St., Route 1A, Plainville, with the Rev. Thomas J. Stanton, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be bestowed in honor of Mr. Sousa’s patriotic and honorable service to his country following the Mass of Christian burial. Burial was private in Shepardville Cemetery, Plainville. Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Mr. Sousa’s name be made to the Community VNA Hospice Care, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 in honor of the assistance provided Mr. Sousa and his family during his final days.
Darlene A. DiPippo
Darlene A. DiPippo, 66 of Rehoboth passed away on June 12th after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Doris (Callan) and Irving J. Clement. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard DiPippo, Sr. She was the loving mother of Sherri DiPippo and Richard DiPippo, Jr. and his wife Liz and nana to Mackenzie Clark and soon to be born Aaron DiPippo. She is survived by her sister Cheryl Camara of Seekonk. Relatives and friends attended a memorial service to celebrate her life on Friday, June 2th at the Church of the Epiphany in Rumford. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Home & Hospice Care of RI 108 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904 or the MSPCA 30 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130.
Adolph R. Cunha
Adolph R. Cunha, age 64, of County St., died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Charlene M. (Cogswell) Cunha. Born May 11, 1946, in Providence, he was the son of the late Adolph and Angelina (Machado) Cunha. Mr. Cunha worked as a real estate assessor for the Town of Dedham. In addition to his wife, he leaves his sister and brother-in-law, Joyce Ann and Peter Setchell of No. Dighton, and his nephew, Justin David Setchell of Portsmouth, NH. Relatives and friends attended a graveside funeral service at on Tuesday, June 29th at the Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Rd, Rehoboth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are respectfully requested to the American Cancer Society , Central New England Region, Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.
Turner, Lydia A. (Dupouy)
Turner, Lydia A. (Dupouy) 8, died June , 2010. She was the daughter of the late Milton and Rachel (Shapleigh) Dupouy, and devoted wife of the late John C. Turner. Lydia lived in Seekonk, MA for most of her life. She worked for many years at Allendale/Factory Mutual Insurance, retiring in the mid 1980’s. She was an excellent seamstress, an animal lover and an ardent Red Sox fan. She is survived by her brother Channing of Yarmouth Port, MA, and her sisters, Rachel Agren of Riverside and Clara Stempien of Lincoln, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late
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Parker S. Dupouy Sr., Milton A. Dupouy and Almira Heydt. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 11th, at 12:00 Noon, in the Newman Congregational Church, at Newman and Pawtucket Avenues, East Providence. Memorial gifts may be directed to the church at P.O. Box 4764, Rumford, RI 02916 or to Save a Pet, 100 Peck St., Seekonk, MA 02771. Arrangements entrusted to the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.
Joseph John Paliotta Jr.
Joseph John Paliotta Jr., 67, of Roosevelt Street, Seekonk, died on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following an unexpected illness. He was the husband of Tecla F. (Bizier) Paliotta, to whom he was married on Sept. 28, 1968. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 28, 1942, he was a son of the late Joseph John Paliotta Sr. and Concetta (Palmieri) Paliotta. He was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Class of 1960, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Husson College in Bangor, Maine in 1964. Raised and educated in Rhode Island, Mr. Paliotta moved to Seekonk 42 years ago. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Paliotta was a kitchen designer for Douglas Lumber for five years. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, formerly St. Mary’s Church, in Seekonk. His favorite pastimes included antiquing and collecting model trains. A solitary man, he found tranquility in the time spent immersed in his reading and gardening around his property. In addition to his wife of 41 years, he leaves a son, Joseph John Paliotta III of Seekonk; a brother, Robert L. Paliotta of North Scituate, Rhode Island; and several extended family members and friends. Family and friends are cordially attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Seekonk with the Rev. Thomas L. Rita, pastor, officiating. Burial will be private. Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation Inc., a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Arthur Elmasian 78, of Newman Avenue, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 14, 2010 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Emily (Hagopian) Elmasian. Born in East Providence, he was the son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth (Ohanasian) Elmasian. Arthur graduated from East Providence High School in 1949, Providence College in
1953 and received his Masters of Education from Bridgewater University in 1967. He was hired as a Math Teacher at Central Junior High School in 1955 where he was the baseball coach leading the team to win the State Championship. He served as Assistant Principal at Central/Martin Junior High School and was appointed Principal of East Providence High School in September of 1979. He was the past Chairman of the RI Principal’s Committee on Athletics and was the past Director of the RI Interscholastic Football and Baseball Leagues. Arthur retired in 1997 after a 42 year career in the East Providence School System. He was a member of the East Providence High School Hall of Fame and served as Chairman of the East Providence High School Hall of Fame Committee. He was a member of the Friends of Townie Athletics and the EP Hight School Alumni Association. He was the past Director of Recreation in Seekonk, MA. He was an avid sports fan and was a lifetime season ticket holder for Providence College Basketball Games. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War. Arthur took great pleasure and pride in the education and enrichment of the children of East Providence. He leaves his longtime companion, Mildred S. Morris, of East Providence, two daughters, Elizabeth Elmasian Traina, Esq. of Haverhill, MA, Catherine Croke of Riverside; two sons, Capt. Oscar M. Elmasian, Fire Marshall East Providence Fire Dept. of East Providence, John Elmasian of Seekonk, MA and four grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Emily and Mary. His funeral will be held Friday, June 18th with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial with Military Honors will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Arthur’s memory, to The Citizens Scholarship Foundation of East Providence, Inc., PO Box 154438, East Providence, RI 02915 or the Richard G. Croke Memorial Foundation P.O.Box 15163, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.
Peter “Pete” Westcoat
Peter “Pete” Westcoat 60, of Pleasant Street, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. He was the husband of Mary C. (Capello) Westcoat. Born in Taunton, MA, he was the son of the late Eliot and Jeanette (LaPointe) Westcoat. Pete was in management for Stop & Shop working in the Seekonk store before retiring and was a part-time Custodial Engineer for the Town of Seekonk. Pete was a loving father, husband and grandfather whose greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was an avid gardener and was the world’s greatest fan of all New England sports teams. He will be
greatly missed by his friends and family. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Jodi L. Carroll and her husband, Ryan of Plymouth, MA, Jamie L. Dubord and her husband, Rich of Port St. Lucie, FL, Rachel A. Westcoat of Seekonk, MA; two sons, Jason A. Westcoat of Port St. Lucie, FL, Peter Westcoat, II of Seekonk, MA and six grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Eliot, Dick, Paul, James “Cricket”, Carl and Kenny Westcoat. His Funeral Service was held Monday, June 21st. Burial was private.
Alice M. Pickett
Alice M. Pickett 94, of Arcade Avenue, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Pickett. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Rose Mitchell Sheridan. Mrs. Pickett worked in Food Service for the Seekonk School Department for many years. She was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She was the beloved mother of, A. Linda Fitzgibbons of Seekonk, MA,; four sons, Charles M. Pickett of Rehoboth, MA, Robert A. Pickett of Seekonk, MA., Raymond W. Pickett of Rehoboth, MA., She was the loving Nana of seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by twelve siblings. She loved spending time with her family and friends as well as playing cards and praying the Rosary. Her Funeral was held Wednesday, June 23rd with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Taunton Avenue (RT.44) Seekonk. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alice’s memory to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church P.O. Box 519 Seekonk, Ma. 02771 would be deeply appreciated.
Scott T. Eaton
Scott T. Eaton., 84, a long-time resident of Seekonk, died Saturday, June 19th. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Darling) Eaton for 59 years. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Ned Eaton and the late Elsie Eaton Smith. He was a WW II Army Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star. Besides his wife, he leaves his daughters Linda Field of Rumford, Cheryl Eaton of Riverside, 2 granddaughters; Sarah Yassine and her husband Saleh, and Emily Field, 1 great grandson Salem Yassine, 1 sister Ardyne Beckett and her husband Ronald of Macungie, PA and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 25th in the Newman Congregational Church, Newman Ave., Rumford. Memorial gifts may be directed to Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay St., Providence, RI 02905. Arrangement entrusted to the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Prov.
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