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by Leslie Patterson What could be more of a summer tradition in New England than an old-fashioned clambake? The annual clambake put on by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society is famous all over Southeastern New England and a cherished part of Rehoboth history. This year’s event will be on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. in the clambake shed behind Goff Hall, 124 Bay State Road. It is open to all, though reservations are required. The menu includes tender clams, sausages, onions, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, stuffing, sweet corn, brown bread, and ice-cold watermelon. Tickets are $34. Please call 508-252-4363, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

tradition Revived in 1984

E. Otis Dyer Jr., longtime volunteer with the clambake says, “My father [E. Otis Dyer Sr.] helped revive the annual Antiquarian clambake in 1984 in time for the 100th anniversary of the Society. The bake had been discontinued in the 1950’s when Ellery Goff died. He was President of the Antiquarian Society and the head of the bake each year. My family comes from Cape Cod where seafood was a way of life. So, my father hired Bill and Ginnie Kitchegan, who were bake masters from 1984 up to about 4 years ago. They took great pride in their bakes.” continued on page 8...

Joe Carpenter and friends enjoy the 2011 Clambake sponsored by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. Make sure you don’t miss this year’s Clambake on August 12th!

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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley

Three New Principals Appointed

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Department has appointed three new principals. Richard Wheeler, who was principal of Barrington Middle School for almost 20 years, is the new principal at Dighton Middle School. Wheeler replaces Michael Cichon who retired after serving 30 years in the district. Arlene Miguel, former principal of Hampden Meadows School in Barrington for 13 years, is the new principal of Palmer River Elementary. Miguel replaces Linda Sweeney, who left for another position in Attleboro. Wheeler and Miguel started on July 1. Deborah Sarrey is the new interim principal at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. Sarrey served as Director of Guidance for grades 5-12. Sarrey starts on August 15. She takes over for Principal Gail Van Buren, who was appointed Interim Assistant Superintendent in May.

EEE Found in Rehoboth

Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in mosquitoes in Rehoboth, prompting officials to raise the EEE threat level to high. The Department of Public Health conducted aerial spraying last month to combat the mosquito threat. Residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites, such as using insect repellant containing DEET, wearing long sleeve shirts and pants when outdoors, especially during the peak mosquito hours of dusk to dawn, removing any standing water in the yard and repair or install screens. The West Nile virus has also been found this year in nearby towns. There have been no human cases of West Nile virus or EEE this year. For more information, visit .

Town Administrator Praised

Town Administrator Jeff Ritter received high marks from the board of selectmen on his job performance during his recent annual review. The board commended Ritter on his hard work and ability to juggle many important projects at once including the new town hall proposal, senior housing project, annual town meeting and other projects. Selectman Chairman Mike Costello said Ritter did an excellent job keeping the board well-informed and overseeing department head meetings. Ritter’s contract was extended another year. He began the position in June 2011.

Elm Street Bridge Reopened

The Elm Street bridge, closed for more than two years since collapsing during the flooding in spring 2010, reopened on July 27. Work on the bridge, which connects Route 118 and County Street, was completed in a few weeks. It involved repairing the culvert under the road to allow the waterway, known as Bad Luck Brook, to flow. Stone walls were also rebuilt and the roadway across the bridge repaired. Some residents had petitioned to have the bridge closed to vehicle traffic and open only for walking and bicycling, but the town was not able to fund the project. Selectman Chairman Michael Costello said that personally he did not have a problem with closing the bridge to traffic. The bridge still has a three-ton weight limit which means that school buses, fire trucks and snow plows cannot cross it. The Mass. Emergency Management Agency would only fund the project if the bridge was restored to its original condition.

Students Allowed to Continue Attending TriCounty Voc Tech

Selectman will let students currently attending Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School to continue, but freshman vocational students will be attending Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School. The town had previously said that all vocational students may have to change schools and go to Bristol Plymouth, but the board decided to let students in grades 10-12 to continue at Tri-County. Tuition for Tri-County is higher than Bristol Plymouth. It recently came to light that state law requires tuition and transportation expenses for vocational students be paid directly by the town where the student lives, but for some reason the school district has been including the costs in the high school’s budget for years. The school committee removed the expense from the Fiscal Year 2013 school budget. Although the $270,000 cost for students’ tuition was not planned for in the town’s budget, officials reportedly said the necessary funds will be transferred from free cash.

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Dighton-Rehoboth High School soccer players will have to wait longer to play on the school’s field. The team has been playing off site for more than 10 years. The Dighton Rehoboth Regional School Committee postponed approval of a $18,000 change order for further work on the field until August. The committee wanted to be able to discuss the project further with the contractor before approving the additional expense. The district has already spent more than $150,000 in the past few years on the project.

Finance Committee Says Open Meeting Complaint without Merit

The finance committee will not take any action regarding an open meeting complaint filed with the Attorney General’s office by Selectman Don Leffort. Leffort alleges that selectmen acted improperly when they appointed John Ferreira to the finance committee in June. Leffort also filed a complaint against finance committee Chairman Michael Deignan. Selectmen defended their actions, reportedly saying the appointment was made properly. The board plans to submit a response to the Attorney General’s office.

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

Thanks For Voting!

July 4, 2012 was Happy Birthday to our USA, but the residents of Rehoboth received a gift of its’ own. The residents who voted no to the override made us all the benefactors of the gift. We cannot at this junction afford an increase to our taxes. Remember, we broke away from England for being taxed unfairly, so do not let four Selectman make fiscal choices for the Town. Big thanks to those who voted. Roland Aubin Rehoboth

Why Use Gravel?

We live off Lake Street directly on the Community Walking route. Two years ago many of the roads in that area were repaved. Beautifully done with a surface that is ideal for walking, cycling, or just riding around. Weekends are busy with groups of cyclist and motorcyclist out for a cruise. Recently the town put down a surface of oil and gravel on these new roads. We were told it was done to “extend the life of these roads”. Really? Now they are covered with loose gravel, not ideal for cycling and motorcycles, and in fact a hazard… an accident waiting to happen. It seems to me funds were available, so the money was spent. Not based upon need, but rather “use it or lose it”. I myself am a new cyclist, partly because of the brand new roads. I can tell you there are many roads that need work. But not these. Just give me a map and I’ll point them out. I don’t know who the genius is who came up with this idea. But here is a thought. If you have extra money, give it back. Maybe you should move to Washington, where there are gaggles of people who love other people’s money. Tom Cavanagh Rehoboth, MA

Dog Park Needed?

Rehoboth could benefit from a dog park. Two thousand dogs live in Rehoboth. A dog park could result in providing a place for owners and their dogs to gather and possibly attract people shopping for a home and increase property value. It could be a venue for dog exercise and socializing. I would like to investigate a dog park and am looking for other interested people to discuss this issue. If you are interested, please call or e-mail 508.252.6166 or nfpallotti@gmail. com. Thank you Nicola Pallotti

Thank You

On July 14th, 2012, through the generosity of many, we raised $14,000 for the RISPCA in memory of my mother, Marilyn Turner. I lost my mother almost a year ago. My mom and I have always been animal lovers… we have both raised many different animals, from traditional dogs, cats, bunny rabbits, to the not so traditional like llama, donkeys, ducks, and sheep. We even make sure to feed the deer and birds that come into our own back yard. I wanted to do something in my mother’s memory and incorporate her love of animals. I was overwhelmed with the generosity of those attending our annual summer party in raising what is called the second largest donation in the RISPCA’s history. There will be a plaque hung in her honor at the RISPCA. I want to thank all of you that generously donated to this worthy cause and will be forever grateful to the wonderful tribute you gave my mom! Thank you all very much! Tricia Ferreira

Selectman’s Meetings For Entertainment

Just a comment regarding Rehoboth’s board of selectman’s meetings - a drive to route 44 is not necessary to view the circus, just tune in to the Rehoboth cable channel during a selectman’s meeting! Philip Sharp Rehoboth

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August 2009: Enjoying good food and good company at the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society’s annual clambake at Goff Hall.

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Recalling a clambake a few years later in 1931, Joe Carpenter described enjoying the event from a kid’s point of view. His essay from 1996, “Memories of the Antiquarian Clambake”, was reprinted in Book II of “In Old Rehoboth”. “When I was ten years old ... the Antiquarian Clambake was the highlight of my summer vacation,” he wrote. “Being a small part of the big bake, that was the big deal. And the youngsters got paid 25 cents an hour (when the going rate for picking a box of strawberries was two cents). Twenty-five cents was big time stuff and of course 1,000-plus people gathering in Rehoboth would be like the Olympics coming to Providence.” “In the early days the bake was served under a huge tent, but as the attendance grew, the need for a bigger structure was apparent. Our early Antiquarians solved the problem by building an open wooden structure that was covered with canvas. The structure covered the whole area behind Goff Hall.” Joe explained that “the farmers, who were used to muscle work, put up the 60 by 40 tent in front of Goff Hall. The tent was a moneymaker for the Society, manned by lady Antiquarians who sold homemade baked goods, crafts, ice cream, soda and sandwiches ... The tent was a busy place where people liked to browse, make purchases and to talk. You must understand that most of the people were veteran Antiquarian Clambake attendees. Old acquaintances had to be brought up to date on all the local gossip.” “I’ll tell you what the big event of the day in 1931 was for Earl Nichols and me,” Joe recalled. “We climbed up the ladder in the room left of the hall’s stage and walked across the ceiling (there was a board you could tightrope across) and climbed the ladder onto the cupola for a bird’s eye view of the festivities below.” “After the bake, people didn’t just walk away, for this was an all day affair. Folks talked and visited. There was a dance band and a political speech or two. I can remember the band: Alice Croome on piano, Spenser Croome on drums, Earl Goff on violin, Howard Croome on banjo and Howard Bradley on saxophone. The place was rocking, and it was well past seven before the last patron left and my Uncle Louis, Hall custodian, locked up for the night.”

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Rebuilding the Old Grist Mill By Jim Chandley

On the morning of Sunday, June 24 of this year, a fire caused by an overturned tractor-trailer truck, which struck a gas line outside the building, devastated the Old Grist Mill Restaurant on Fall River Avenue in Seekonk. The building was all but destroyed by the fire and the subsequent efforts of firefighters to quell the blaze. Less than a month after the fire, owner Greg Esmay is well on his way to rebuilding the historic site and reopening for business. “We realize the town has to follow protocols, and for the most part they’ve been very helpful,” says Esmay, who is undertaking a two-fold process of trying to clear red tape for the building to be rebuilt and trying to clear debris for the actual rebuilding. For the

red tape side, Esmay’s go-to guy is engineer Robert Connors. “He’s done an incredible job keeping us moving,” says Esmay, “Stuff that should have taken a month, he got done in days. On the brick and mortar side of the operation, Jim Reinke, general contractor and owner of Reinke Construction Company, is getting ready to start the rebuilding process. “Right now we’re just cleaning,” says Reinke, “There’s so much stuff in that building.” Debris must be cleared so that when town officials give the final go-ahead, Reinke’s team can get started. Although he now makes his home in the Worchester area, Reinke is from Seekonk and knows how important this project is to the people here. “I’m from this area, right over on Prospect Street. The Grist Mill’s very much a part of my life. We used to go over there every Sunday after church and eat,” says Reinke. The foreman has also been acquiring building materials to meet Esmay’s specifications. Wood to match the kind used to rebuild the structure after a 1957 fire is stacked and ready for Reinke’s Termite & Pest Services crew to use in the rebuilding effort of 2012. “From what Greg has told me, he just wants his restaurant back,” says Reinke, adding, Woodboring Inspections “It’s more than that. I say ‘his restaurant’ but it’s more than that, he Residential • Commercial views himself as a curator.” Esmay does take his role as caretaker of the centuries old building seriously, and he aims to put things back the way they Not Valid With were. “I believe we’re really caretakers. It’s been around forever and Any Other Offer hopefully, it’s going to be around long after I’m gone,” says Esmay. As the team goes forward attempting to rebuild the ancient landmark, there are still many procedural hurdles left. They are still hesitant to mention a target date for the beginning of construction, although Esmay hopes the project will end before next March, so he can hold a signature charity event. Reinke says that architects are working on drawings and that Esmay’s hopes to be open by Saint Patrick’s Day are realistic. “I was with [Esmay] at the ZBA meeting. For anybody to get a standing ovation…those things are usually very tense,” Reinke said of Esmay’s reception last month when he attended a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting in Seekonk to obtain variances to begin the rebuilding process. Serving Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea Esmay says the support from the community has been valuable and virtually and surrounding area endless. “The emails are probably getting into the thousands. People from Seekonk have been great, but they’re coming from all over,” Esmay says of the outpouring of support and encouragement from fans of the old establishment. services Include: Reinke for his part has heard much of the • In-Home Pet Sitting • Mid-Day Exercise and Training same encouragement, and says the support • Broad Range of Pet Training • Behavioral Modification makes it imperative that the restaurant be • Pet Taxi, Including Vet Visits • Backyard Wildlife Management reconstructed. “Everyone we talk to says, ‘get it rebuilt. We want to have dinner there You’ll feel confident and relaxed again.’ But we know it’s not just dinner, it’s the stories people have there. ‘Oh I got enwhile you are away with your pets gaged there,’ and whatever else.” in our capable, caring hands. We still do not know when Reinke’s crew of men will be cleared to begin adding to the structure, rather than just removing debris from it. However, the foreman says time will Professional memberships include: be little obstacle if any to rebuilding the resFree Ongoing Consultation •ABS Animal Behavior Society taurant so many are pulling for. “We’ve done •ACABC Association Of Companion For “Preferred Customers” thirty plus clubs and restaurants. We’re used Animal Behavior Counselors Initial Consultation Free to working 14 hour days if we have to, bring•NAPPS National Association Of Fully Bonded and Insured ing extra people in, and we’ll do everything Professional Pet Sitters we have to in order to get the job done.” John J. Smith, Owner/Operator •PSI Pet Sitters International th


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Rehoboth Town News

All dog licenses were due and payable by April 1st. A $15.00 late fee will be will be assessed for any licenses that were not renewed by June 1st. The Board of SelectKathleen J. Conti men and the Animal Town Clerk Control Officer have received a list of all unlicensed dogs to assist them to be in compliance with Chapter 140, Section 151A of the Massachusetts General Laws. This law allows the Board of Selectmen to issue a warrant to the Animal Control Officer directing her to seek out, catch and confine all dogs within the town which have not been licensed. We still have 151 dogs that are unlicensed for this year. The process of non criminal citations with an additional late charge of $25.00 has started and will be issued for any dogs that are not licensed. This means the cost of your license ($10.00 spayed/neutered, $20.00 female/male), the $15.00 late fee already in effect and the $25.00 non-criminal citation. Please, come in and license your dogs to avoid any further late charges. If you no longer have your dog, please call the Town Clerk’s Office so we may update our records.

Local Elections

A Debt Exclusion Election was held on June 26th for the building at 340 Anawan Street as a new Town Hall. It was defeated by a vote of 666 voting yes and 1,028 voting no. The Debt Exclusion was for an amount of $1.2 million for the purchase of the building and $600,000 for renovations as voted at our adjourned session of the Annual Town Meeting on May 21st. This would have resulted in a cost to the taxpayers of Rehoboth of $9.00 per hundred thousand per year for the life of the debt.

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The STATE PRIMARY will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012, and ALL THREE PRECINCTS will be open. Precinct I is the Town Hall at 148 Peck Street, Precinct II is the Gladys L. Hurrell, Rehoboth Senior Center, at 55 Bay State Road and Precinct III is the South Fire Station at 102 Pleasant Street. The polls will be open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. Continued on next page...

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There will be only one Special Voter Registration session prior to the State Primary and that is scheduled for Friday, August 17th at the Town Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is the final date to register to be eligible to vote in the State Primary. Voter registration may also take place during regular business hours at the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Potential voters may also register by mail by completing a mail-in registration form. The mail-in registration for those wishing to be eligible to vote in the September 6th State Primary must be postmarked by August 17th and received in the Town Clerk’s Office no later than August 24th. Voters who will be out of town on Election Day or who will be unable to get to the polls may contact the Town Clerk’s Office to obtain an absentee ballot; a written request, with the voter’s original signature, to the Town Clerk is required to obtain a ballot. The cut-off for applying for absentee ballots is 12 noon on Wednesday, September 5th for the State Primary. If voters have questions regarding their voter eligibility or any of the above information, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-252-6502, Extension 109 or 110. Lynn and I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer/vacation season.

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A hot summer is tough in a cage. Maybe you’d like to bring a furry friend home to lounge in the shade with you! The Rehoboth Animal Shelter has quite a few adorable kittens right now, some very pettable adult cats, and a few dogs. One of the dogs is Maxwell. He’s on the older side and ready to retire to a quiet home with someone to love him. Maxwell is a tan and white terrier mix with a very expressive face. He is well-behaved too: although he is very eager for attention, he doesn’t jump up. For more information about Maxwell or any other animals at the Rehoboth shelter, please call 508-252-5421, ext. 126 or e-mail

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Beckwith Sixth Grade Donates $11 Thousand to Helping Hands Food Pantry “If you could improve someone else’s life just by reading a book, would you do it?” That question was answered in a resounding “YES!” by D.L. Beckwith sixth graders who participated in an amazing community service project called “Read for Rehoboth.” This project, now in its fourth year, is a read-a-thon that both encourages reading and gives the students a chance to help out their neighbors in need. Through their contagious enthusiasm and tremendous effort, this year’s class was able to present a total donation of $11,371 to Helping Hands director Steve Martin. Mr. Martin was thrilled with the donation, and he graciously thanked the students for their hard work as they handed him a super-sized check representing their gift. Sixth graders Colette Watson and Joey Reed gave us an insider’s view of how the project works. ”This program starts with the phone. All sixth graders called their friends and families to get sponsors. A sponsor could offer readers a per book pledge or a flat donation. The great thing about getting lots of sponsors is that you raise more money for the food pantry, and if you get a minimum of ten sponsors you receive a homework pass! A total win-win situation! Every week, students would give a total of how many books we had read, and how much money we had raised. Then, each reading teacher would add a sticker to our chart, and let us know how much money we earned so far. If a student read over twelve books, he or she would receive a t-shirt and earn the title of a ‘Beckwith Super Reader!’ Surprisingly, most of the students reached this goal, and some students read over fifty books. One student, Emily Greenberg, read over one hundred novels - amazing! By May twenty-fifth, the sixth graders read many, many books and raised a whopping total of $11,371.31! Many of the one hun-

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Other recent training was put into action on July 20th. Rehoboth Rescue was toned for response to a farm for a downed, 35 year old mare named “Gorgeous.” Readers may recall that the Squad received Equine Rescue Training from the MSPCA, a national authority in horse rescue, last March. A cooperative effort by Rescue Squad personnel, Dr. Rebecca Ruemmler of Boston Equine Associates based in Rehoboth, and RFD Lt. Randy Larrivee resulted in Gorgeous getting back onto his feet again and into the safety of his stall.

Amid the Thunder and the Hail

It may have been brief, but the thunderstorm of Wednesday, July 21st packed a severe blow to many areas of the Town. Sensing the damage that may come as clouds rolled in, the Rescue duty officer called personnel into headquarters for immediate activation. Following the initial impact, Rescue patrolled town streets, and joined other agencies in clearing downed trees and limbs from roadways, and reported fallen power lines so National Grid could work to restore them. Rehoboth Rescue personnel were even happy to assist the occasional citizen who waved them down for assistance, no matter how small. And as part of its responsibility as a unit of the Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency, Rescue brought drinking water to headquarters, and dispersed it and tap water for toiletries to citizens in need.

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Deliver Us From All This Stuff At Ocean State Job Lot recently I had an insight: this store (and “Let’s never move again” and that thought seems to have stuck.) all the others of its kind) is to your house what McDonalds (and I’ve said to myself when cleaning out clutter, “pretend you have to all the others of its kind) is to your body. I am not saying that you get rid of things before moving” but I haven’t been very good at can’t find good bargains at these bare-bones discount stores; I am the self-deception required. saying that the temptation to buy useless junk is just as strong as What to do? One mental trick I use, not always successfully, is the temptation to indulge in junk food. to ask myself if I would really miss a particular object if I didn’t have A big reason that many people, myself included, are carrying it. This is especially effective if you’ve just discovered something around too many pounds is that tasty, fattening food is cheap, easy you totally forgot you had, probably because it was buried at the to find, and often seems irresistible. (Cookies and other baked bottom of a box. I mean, how could you miss it if you forgot you goods are my own downfall.) Likewise, the impulse to buy all those even had it? No, do not look at the knick-knack or old birthday card things that are cheap and (possibly) useful can be overwhelming fondly and say, “Awww, I forgot I had this” in a sentimental tone. and is one reason why many of us have too much stuff around the Out it goes. Or that’s the theory anyway. house. There are a number of charitable organizations that come to One highlight of this summer for me was another visit from the your house to pick up donations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, junk removal guys. This time I had them in the day before a heat Good Donor, and others whose websites are easy to find. There wave; two years ago it was almost 100 degrees the day they were are also handy donation boxes for clothes and other small items in scheduled, unfortunately for all of us. It should tell me something most shopping centers. But if something is truly past being useful, that I got a much bigger thrill seeing stuff go out of the house than consider it junk and throw it away. Let’s leave the last word to John in bringing in anything new. Ruskin, the 19th century British writer and critic. He observed, “EvI consider junk removal (especially when someone else is doery increased possession loads us with a new weariness.” Amen ing the heavy lifting) to be money well spent. Yet even with getting to that. rid of half a truckload of junk (a small truck, not a tractor-trailer!), giving a bunch of small things to the yard sale at the Y and two very large bags of items to another charity, plus the usual disposal of trash, there’s still too much stuff. There is a recent book on managing clutter that comes highly recommended by Jane E. Brody, the wellrespected New York Times writer. It is “The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life” by Dr. Robin Zasio. The book works like this: Dr. Zasio flashes the word “hoarder” in front of you, striking fear into your heart. OK, so you only have clutter now, she seems to say, how do you know you won’t tip over into hoarding in the future? If that thought doesn’t make you want to clean out your closets right away, I don’t know what would. I enjoyed the talk at the library last fall by retired Rehoboth teacher Dave Downs, who shared his ideas on clutter control. His entertaining talk, like the book above, was enough to jump-start some cleaning. But motivational books and speakers can only do so much. They don’t do your work for you. It’s true that you can hire professional a Service Bundle A/C Performance check organizers but they don’t come cheap. Then Includes visual inspection of A/C testing of 3 Oil Changes & 2 Tire there’s the shame of some neat-freak seeing tempature & operation 00 all the junk you’ve accumulated. Rotations only *Does not include We may have sentimental attachments charging & refrigerant Most cars, synthetic oil extra. to some things, like vacation souvenirs or a child’s drawings, even though the child has been an adult for some time now. The professionals say to pick out a few very favorite things and let the others go, but that is not always easy for us to do. One sure-fire way to get rid of clutter is to move frequently, but we moved into our house here 34 years ago this summer and haven’t budged. (After about ten moves in as many young adult years, I said at the time,

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It is on Saturday, August 25th at the Seekonk Meadows behind the Library. It is a movie under the Stars. Cookies and punch will be available along with possibly some other treats. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the movie under the stars. Please check our web site for information on the upcoming elections. The State Primary election is being held on a Thursday this year, September 6th. The special town election is being held September 24th. Both will be held at the Seekonk High School and the polls will be open from 7:00AM-8:00PM. Absentee ballot information and forms are also available on our web site. The Seekonk Animal Control Department has received a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition license plate program. The Massachusetts Animal Coalition received funds from the sale of the special “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates that are available through the RMV. The money Seekonk received will be used for spaying and neutering of dogs and cats for some seniors and income eligible residents. We are very grateful to the Coalition for this grant and would encourage residents to help the program continue by purchasing a special license plate. It is an easy process and can be ordered online at www.petplate. org or visit your RMV branch. The income from these plates supports this very worthwhile project—to help prevent unwanted pets through spaying and neutering. November will be here before we know it so if you are unsure whether or not you are an updated registered voter in Seekonk, please call us now at 336-2920 to check. As we get closer to the election we will be really busy so now is a good time to check on your voter status. Enjoy the rest of the summer. There may be a couple more 200th events coming up in the next couple of months. The Old Grist Mill Tavern luncheon will probably be held next year after the rebuild. We will still call it the 200th luncheon, but because of the fire it has to be postponed. The Historic Commission is also in the planning stages of some kind of a house tour in the town in the winter. Not sure about that as of yet, but will keep everyone posted with updates.

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The Seekonk Animal Shelter is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $3500.00 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program. The grant period runs from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. This grant money is made possible through the sale of “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The sale of these plates through the Registry of Motor Vehicles is very important and is the source of funding for this valuable program. It is very easy to order these plates online-do not need to go to the Registry. Just go to The Animal Control Department will announce how these funds will be used in Seekonk, but they will be used for spaying and neutering. There are specific guidelines from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition that will be followed so more details will follow in press releases. The Seekonk Animal Shelter and the Seekonk Town Clerk’s Office have flyers with the information on how to obtain these special plates. The Massachusetts Animal Coalition is a 501 ©3 non-profit organization that works with shelters and humane societies. In order to continue offering these grants in Massachusetts, residents can support the cause by purchasing these special plates when they register their cars. The plates feature a dog and a cat and let people know that you are a supporter of animals. We are all working towards the same goal of ending animal homelessness. In order to cut down on the number of homeless animals, spaying and neutering programs are needed and the Massachusetts Animal Coalition is helping with this goal. Please help keep these funds coming in by supporting the program with an easy purchase of an “animal friendly” license plate. The Seekonk Animal Shelter wants to thank the Massachusetts Animal Coalition for accepting our application and granting us $3500.00 to use for spaying and neutering of cats and dogs.


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Heard at Country Kitchen... By Jim Chandley

I set out early this year writing “Heard at the Country Kitchen” and one of the primary goals was to be absolutely certain that each entry was more than just my opinion. Not only did I want to ask people who are “in the know” to fill me in about the subjects I covered, I also wanted other people’s opinions to influence the direction the column took every month. As I set out writing this month’s entry, I got worried that we weren’t heading for that kind of an entry. I spent about an hour racking my brain for a professional and journalistic adjective to describe the feeling preventing me from approaching this entry on a wide spectrum with a plethora of supporting opinions. I failed. I’ll simply tell you, Seekonk, that I’m pissed. This entry is about the aftermath of the mess at Pennsylvania State University. The funny thing is (I’m hesitant to use that word, “funny” about any aspect of this story. Think “fishy.”), I’m probably angrier than most now, even though I started out not knowing how to feel about it. Yes, I was that person whose mental health you were probably questioning in the days the story broke. The news came out of Happy Valley that the long time defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was being accused of sexual abuse and exploitation of children, and that the legendary head coach Joe Paterno’s job was in jeopardy. I thought it was a terrible story, just like everyone did, but I wasn’t as quick to righteous indignation as others were. I wondered, sometimes aloud, how aware an 85 year-old man could be of the whole situation. Many fans, family members and onlookers argued that the coach shouldn’t be removed from his post and demonized as an accomplice until we knew all the facts.


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Although I didn’t think it was a tenable position in terms of public relations, and feared what we would know once we did have all those facts, I liked where they were coming from. Yes, looking back on it, someone probably should have given me an extensive psychiatric examination. I’m not really sure what it was. Maybe a respect for history and records, a longing for something time honored and innocent to remain so for once, or perhaps just the desire to go to a game at Beaver Stadium one day without this mess hanging over everything. But I understood what those people were saying. However, everything changed as more and more information came out. We all learned what we had feared all along was true. Paterno’s toughest critics couldn’t have been more right. When the University commissioned Freeh report was release in June, there was literally no one left on the island of defenders other than PSU alumni and folks actually in need of the aforementioned professional help (with each interview of PSU students past and present, one wonders if there is any difference between the two). My mother asked me in the wake of the Freeh report, “Can you believe the Paterno family?” I hadn’t really thought about the reaction of the family. Since the story had continued to get uglier, I hadn’t paid that much attention. I knew I didn’t want to think about the family’s reaction because I was sad that Paterno’s legacy was never going to be what it had been a few years earlier, why did I want to think about someone closer to it who was feeling worse? But she started telling me some of the things that were being said, and I couldn’t believe it. I read the statement the family released after NCAA sanctions were levied against PSU, sanctions that made Paterno no longer the all-time wins leader in college football history. It not only cried out for due process, it reeked of anger. “The fact that several parties have pending trials that could produce evidence and testimony relevant to this matter has been totally discounted,” the statement read in part. I stopped and wondered to myself, what is wrong with these people? I had been in their shoes. I had waited for more facts. Every time more facts came, things got worse. I ranted and raved and fumed after having familiarized myself with the majority of public comments from members of the Paterno family. I couldn’t even make sense of it. At some point I came to realize, I had avoided reading these things because I didn’t want to hear a defeated response. I didn’t want to hear something along the lines of “We are deeply saddened by the failure of the late coach Paterno, along with many others, to stop a monster from perpetrating such heinous acts.” And I certainly didn’t want to hear what I assumed had to be the natural response to such a terrible situation; anger. That’s right, I assumed people like Jay Paterno (the late coach’s son) would be irate. Not with the NCAA or the Freeh commission or media outlets that didn’t give his father favorable coverage. I expected him to be mad at his father. If I could have had a beer with Jay Paterno a month ago, I would have expected to hear, “What the hell was he thinking? He spent his life teaching and nurturing, helping boys become men, meanwhile he turns a blind eye while this monster ruins childhoods?” (Let’s be honest, there are choice words I would have expected Jay Paterno to use. But if this column speaks to you, I left some of those out in case you want your kids to read it.) Instead, I read statements like, “Well I think that—you know, people have to realize this (Freeh) report is not a legal document.” It came to me at some point that my reactions went beyond anger at Joe Paterno’s failures and Jerry Sandusky’s disgusting behavior. I’m pissed at people like Jay Paterno. I’m pissed he isn’t pissed.

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The first meeting held with our new President Linda Ferreira was held in July. The five point opening was held which started our meeting. Then two new members that were inducted were welcomed again, they were Pauline Marcusson and Pauline Lacroix. Secretary and Treasurer reports were read as well as any correspondence that was received. A report on our Chardonnay dinner fund raiser proved to be very successful as reported by the chairperson Elaine Ferreira and for that we would like to thank everyone who came and made it so successful. Our next project will be our Evening under the stars. It will be held on August 17, 2012 at the Country Gardens on Tremont St in Rehoboth. Tickets can be had from any member and the cost is $20 per person. There will be a buffet with all kinds of goodies, music to dance to and a humongous basket for the raffle. Call Denise Thomas for tickets or more information. You won’t be sorry if you attend, it promises to be a fantastic night! Our usual Marian Manor will be held on August 8 at 7 p.m. Even if you haven’t signed up to go we can always use the help from any member who finds she is free. We can use all then extra hands. You will then see how much they look forward to our coming - been doing this for 20 years. Our next item that was held was our auctioneer Charlene Cunha she was in charge of our famous brown bag auction that is always held at our first meeting in July and it is truly a lot of fun. This is extra money for our admin account. We do have some very interesting items. The serious things begin in September so watch for the reporter next month and we will have a list. Our next meeting will be on August 2nd at Hillside Counry Club. Be sure you make a note on it, and just to remind you that we hope you will continue the tremendous support that you give us with all our projects because that is why we are so successful. Remember our Motto… We Serve and indeed we do. see you next month!

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Calendar of Events

August 12: Annual Clambake behind Goff Hall, Sunday, 1pm. September 6: Summer Social with presentations by our summer interns at Carpenter Museum, Thursday, 7-9pm September 22: Rehoboth Garden Club Flower Show at Carpenter Museum, Saturday, 12-4pm September 28: Wine Tasting/Silent Auction at Carpenter Museum, Friday, 7-9pm. November 2 & 3: Folk Art & Artisans Show at Francis Farm, Friday, 4-9pm & Saturday, 9am-4pm.

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This summer’s curatorial intern at the Carpenter Museum is Michelle Drummey of Attleboro. Michelle just received her B.A. from Wheaton College, where she majored in Studio Art. She is planning a career working in museums and has experience at Connor Prairie, a living history museum in Indiana, and at the Attleboro Arts Museum, where she assisted in inventorying and cataloguing their collection. Michelle is helping curator Laura Napolitano conduct an inventory of one of the storage spaces in the museum and organizing a small show of women’s costumes in the Store gallery. Elizabeth Beskid, who is going into her junior year at D-R, is also an intern at the Museum this summer. She is editing our oral history interviews. Elizabeth took an active role in our oral history project last year as an interviewer. As a member of Girl Scout Troop 507, she also has volunteered for various projects here. With the help of both interns, the museum is open to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3pm in August, as well as Sundays from 2-4pm. Please join us on Thursday, September 6, 7-9pm at the museum for our Summer Social, when Michelle and Elizabeth will present their completed projects.

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By Laura Napolitano We are pleased to announce that the Carpenter Museum has been chosen as the only museum in Massachusetts to participate in the national 2012 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), which is supported by Heritage Preservation and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The CAP grant we received provides funds for a professional conservation specialist to identify the conservation needs of our collections and recommend ways to improve collections conditions. We have chosen Alexandra Allardt of ArtCare Recont’d on next page...

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sources in Newport, Rhode Island, to be our assessor. She will spend two days surveying the Museum and Barn and three days preparing a comprehensive report that will identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation will enable us to evaluate our current collections care policies, procedures, and environmental conditions. The assessment report will help the Museum make appropriate improvements for the immediate, mid-range, and long-range care of our collections. By participating in CAP, we expect to make important strides in maintaining a healthy atmosphere for our art and artifacts.

Kids! Are You Brave Enough to Try our New Treasure Hunt?

We double-dare you to come by and try our new game that will lead you around the Carpenter Museum. Your quest: finding the secret code that will open the treasure box with prizes inside. Stop by on Tuesday or Thursday from 10am to 3pm, or on Sunday from 2 to 4pm. Special thanks to Elizabeth Oakley for designing our newest treasure hunt.

Fond Memories of our Third Grade Visitors

In May, third graders from Palmer River School visited the Carpenter Museum. They learned about fireplace cooking, weaving, colonial games, stenciling, and how our post & beam barn was built. These lucky children also visited Hornbine School in June. Since local history is part of the third grade curriculum, we are pleased that Hornbine School and the Carpenter Museum can help make history come alive for them. Special thanks to Rebecca Smith who organized the Carpenter Museum’s program.

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To celebrate our Annual Clambake, we thought we’d share this recipe from “Good Housekeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries,” copyright 1922, from the Carpenter Museum’s research library. 1 dozen hard clams 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 egg 1/2 TBS minced parsley 1 cupful bread flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/3 cupful clam juice or milk 1/8 tsp. pepper Mix and sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper together. Add the clam juice if it is not too salty, other-wise use milk, and the egg well-beaten. Mix together well and stir in the clams which have been washed and cut in very small pieces, and the parsley. Drop by tablespoonfuls into deep fat heated to 360 degrees F. Fry until a golden brown on all sides. Drain on crumpled paper. This recipe will make eight to ten small fritters.

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Living Abroad in China Through the SYA Program

Timothy Clancy, a resident of Rehoboth and sophomore at Wheeler School in Providence, has been accepted to study in China during the upcoming 2012 academic year. He has been studying Chinese since seventh grade with highest honors. The School Year Abroad (SYA) program enrolls approximately 60 students in classes in China, France, Vietnam, Italy, and Spain during either their junior or senior year of high school. The SYA experience allows the student to live with a foreign family the entire academic year. This extraordinary experience ensures that the students will have the opportunity to really master a second language, as well as become immersed in the cultural of their host country. The SYA students in China will spend most of their time living in the capital, Beijing. However, the year also entails trips across China to see as much of the country as possible and better incorporate the Chinese lifestyle. Timothy will be sharing his China experience with our readers via a monthly blog beginning in October. Timothy knows that the year abroad will be a hard one, but he also knows what a great opportunity it is and plans to make the most of it.

Seekonk Students Named to Bridgewater State University Dean’s List

Bridgewater, MA - The following students from Seekonk were named to the spring 2012 Dean’s List at Bridgewater State University: Kelsey J. Andrade, Leidy T. Blais, Alicia E. Charpentier, Kyle A. Charron, Renee D. Gendreau, Katie J. Gosselin, Brianna M. Haslip, Jonathan R. Howard, Michael J. Lapre, Matthew A. Lockwood, Ashley C. Lopes, Bryan P. Mulvey, Allan A. Passarelli, Stephen A. Rijo, kristen A. Sweeney, Cara L. Swiechowicz and Sarah Yu.

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A major concern for this century is our fragile environment. Our weather has been more erratic in the past decade than the norm, and many blame global warming. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to reduce environmental pollution and protect limited natural resources. For example, oil and gas are limited resources, and their prices have skyrocketed, mirroring the increased world wide demand. Homes consume a vast amount of resources. Most are poorly insulated, requiring high heating bills. Time for a change! Provincial Homes has just built an energy efficient home in Rehoboth for Susan and James McIlwain. Their lovely Georgian colonial belies the myth that only tiny boxy houses can be energy efficient. This 4400 sq ft house is Energy Star rated; it uses only half the energy of a comparable standard house. A LEED silver rating is pending. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) provides independent, third-party certification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The LEED rating system was developed in 2000 by the U.S. Green Building Council. The McIlwain home will be the first LEED rated home in Rehoboth and only the third in Bristol County. Moreover, there are only four single family homes with a LEED rating in the entire state of Rhode Island. This house has closed cell foam insulation, energy star windows and doors and employs strategies to minimize thermal bridging. The heating and cooling are provided by a ground source (geothermal) heat pump with energy costing only one quarter that of oil. An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) is used to exchange air in the home with fresh outside air, without losing heat to the outside. Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint and building materials contribute to the excellent air quality. Solar panels provide plenty of hot water. Watersense (low flow) faucets and toilets minimize the consumption of water. Energy star appliances and compact fluorescent light bulbs save on electricity. The roof pitch has been designed for solar photovoltaic panels that may be installed in the future. That would help meet the goal of a net zero energy house --- one that is self-sufficient to meet its energy needs. This is truly a house of the future.


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Centenary United Methodist Church is sponsoring a special “Y” Factor Talent Show for youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years old. We will accept musical presentations--voice, instrumental, and stand-up comedy as long as it’s family friendly humor. This event is a fund raiser for Centenary’s Mongolia mission. Their target is to raise $1,000 with which 25 Bibles, translated into the Mongolian language, will be purchased. Any additional funds will be used by the missionaries for outreach work among the people. Outside of the capitol city, Ulan Bator, there are vast expanses of wide-open country wherein nomads roam about. Most Mongolians are Buddhist, with only about 2% of Mongolia’s 3 million people being Christian. Entry fee for the judged “Music for Mongolia” Talent Show is $10.00 each act, which will entitle the entrant(s) to one complimentary beverage of their choice, their name in our program, and a chance to win a prize. The deadline for registering to perform is Wednesday, August 8th. We will provide a basic sound system that can play accompaniment tracks and provide amplification. A piano is available as well. We will also offer a sound check for musicians from 5:00-6:30 p.m. prior to the talent show. Acts may sign-up for 15 minute time slots. First and Second place will be determined by their three judge panel. The Audience vote will determine two 3rd place winners: “Audience choice” will vote for one act from the 6-11 age performers and one act from the 12-17 age performers. The top prizes are cash prizes: $50.00 for first, $35.00 for second, and (2)“audience choice prizes” for third prize. Each of the two “Audience choice” acts will receive a gift card(s) for a total of $20.00.

August 2012 The Reporter Adults attending will purchase a $3.00 ticket at the door which will entitle them to $1.00 off a dessert purchase. The ticket price for all youth under 17 is $1.00. And a variety of homemade desserts, including strawberry “chiffon” cake, will be available for purchase along with a nice selection of beverages. The Registration Form is available at Centenary United Methodist Church at 15 Sanford Street, Attleboro, or you can download one on their church website: If you have any questions, you may contact the church at 508-222-1759 on Monday/Wednesdays from 11-2) or e-mail Karna (our Music for Mongolia coordinator) @ Centenary UMC looks forward to an evening of entertainment by talented youth as well as an opportunity to raise money for Bibles and outreach in Mongolia.


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* FREE * On Sunday evening, August 26, 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 August 26 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, contact Suzanne Elliott at or call 508-6695656.

D-R Class of 1962 Reunion Friday, August 31

The Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School Class of 1962 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion. The reunion will take place at the Hillside Country Club, Hillside Ave. Rehoboth on Friday, August 31. HELP - If anyone knows where we can find these missing classmates please call Jeanne (Rogers) Noons at 508 824-0534 or email or call Craig Stevens at 508-222-8824. Missing classmates - David Boily, Gail L. Arsenault, Carol A. Creasman, Sandra Louise Nelson, David Rathkamp, Lynn Kay Vangilder, Sandra Janice Wood, Cynthia B. Clayton, Christine M. (Borden) Jennings.

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The ChoruS of East Providence is a Non – Auditioned Chorus and is accepting new members and eagerly seeks Tenors and Basses! Adult singers from all communities may join without audition. If you’re interested in singing with us, please contact us about coming to a scheduled Open Sing rehearsal. Dues, which include the cost of music and a rehearsal CD, are $75 and required once a year. Chorus members are expected to attend all rehearsals, which are normally Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at St Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. Director: Beth Armstrong ACCOMPANIST: Victoria Lambrozo The Chorus of East Providence was incorporated as a Rhode Island non-profit organization in September 2007 and is now designated as a 501(c)(3) status organization. The Chorus is led by its Board of Directors and operates in accordance with its Bylaws. Board of Directors for 2012/2013: Maureen Conroy, President; Sandra Medeiros, Vice President; Olivia Howard, Treasurer; Judith Antonio, Secretary. Other directors: Phil Abbatomarco, William Simpson, and Susan Spaulding. Section Leaders: Patricia Abbatomarco, Soprano; Kristin Conway, Alto; Ann Hardy, Tenor; Andy Duehring, Bass. If you love to sing , Please come to join us.

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Keyvoices Open Sing Seekonk, Mass. – SEPTEMBER, 2012

Key Voices Community Chorus welcomes new students from Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts. No experience is necessary and auditions are not required. Students develop creativity and self-esteem through challenging and fun rehearsals featuring traditional and contemporary repertoire. Rehearsals are held at The Piano Key, 445 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771. We invite new members to join during our Open Sing: Youth Chorus Ages 7-12 Tuesday, September 11th 5:00-6:00pm Show Choir: Ages 13+ Wednesday, September 12th 7:00-8:00pm Key Voices is a non-profit organization. For more information visit or call (508)336-3656.

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It’s that time again! We hope you can join us for St. Mary’s 19th Annual Clam Boil, Steak Fry on Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at the South Seekonk Gun Club, 65 Reed Street, Rehoboth, MA. Gathering is at 3:00 pm with dinner at 5:00 pm. Lots of raffles followed by a door prize. Tickets are $25.00 for the Clam Boil and $20.00 for the Steak Fry. Children under 10 are free for the Clam Boil. For tickets please call: Mike Boyce, (401) 253-2734, Ken Bridge, (508) 336-6691, Gordon Hubbard, (508) 336-7461, or the St. Mary,s Episcopal Church Office, (401) 434-7456 and leave a message. Hope to see you.

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On Sunday, September 23, 2012 many area artists will join with the Attleboro Garden Club for the 3rd Annual Art & Garden Show at Country Gardens, 339 Tremont Street in Rehoboth from 12:30-3:30PM. This is a rain or shine event which is free & open to the public. The show will host 17 outstanding New England artist including Polo Barrera, Chris Cahoon, TA Charron, Adele Corrigan, Ann Gorbett, Katherine Honey, Ellen Little, Donna MacLure, Ben Macomber, Debra Marquis, Lee Miller, Michele Poirier-Mozzone , Karole Nicholson, Elaine Petrasky, Mary Poirier, Kerry St.Pierre,Colleen Vandeventer and Cliff Wells The group will be displaying original paintings, prints, pottery and jewelry. In addition the Attleboro Garden Club host a display table and will share horticultural information. Tours of the many of the gardens designed by master gardener, Joan Arguin, owner of Country Gardens will be offered along with a small plant sale. Each year, one of the key highlights of this event is the chance to win an original piece of artwork donated for the free raffle by the artists. Young’s’ Caterers of Seekonk offers refreshing light refreshments, adding to the enjoyment of the afternoon. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this artful event! For more information call Country Gardens at 508-431-1255.

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Save the Date! Dighton-Rehoboth Class of 2002!

We will be holding our 10 Year Class Reunion on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in the evening at the 1149 Restaurant, 965 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk MA (intersection of 114A and I-195). Please register with the Class now for more details by emailing and including your: name, current address, phone number and preferred email address (contact information will be kept strictly private).

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The following events are planned for August in celebration of Dighton’s Tri-Centennial: 1. Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. south of the Harodite Dam begins a Canoe and Kayak Adventure along the Three Mile and Taunton Rivers. Contact Read More Books for more information (508) 822-3074. Event is free of charge. PFD’s required. 2. Saturday, August 18 at 2 00 p.m., at St Nicholas of Myra Church Hall, The History of Dighton Rock, a presentation by Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, M.D. followed by a visit to Dighton Rock State Park in Berkley to view the rock. Sponsored by St. Nicholas of Myra Church, this event is free of charge. 3. Saturday evening, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Colonial Fashion Show at St. Nicholas of Myra Church Hall. Anyone who has a colonial outfit is invited to participate.  We especially hope that all those folks who participated in the sewing bees held earlier this year will take part and model the outfits they have made.  This is sponsored by the Tri-Centennial Ball and Special Events Committee in conjunction with the Dighton Community Church and is also free of charge, although donations for the Tri-Centennial Ball and related events will be gratefully accepted.

General Tri-Centennial Information And Important Requests:

1. The Tri-Centennial Ball and Special Events Committee is looking for photographs for the Ball Program Book that will be handed out at the Tri-Centennial Ball on September 29th. Photographs of the l962 Ball would be especially appreciated and we are finding those difficult to locate. Do you have any old photographs that we could copy or that you could email to our address? Please contact Myrna Santos (508) 669-6944 for more information, or contact us at email 2. Nancy Goulart, Former Selectman, is working very hard with other folks to compile a Tri-Centennial keepsake book that will update Dighton’s history over the past 50 years since the book that was written in 1962. Her committee asks that anyone who has any information or who would like to assist in doing research for this project please contact her at . Everyone is encouraged to help in this historic labor of love and dedication to our town and its 300th birthday year.

Town of Dighton Tri-Centennial Events - 2012 AUGUST

9 The Big 300 Nature Quest - Part I - Library 16 The Big 300 Nature Quest - Part II- Library 18 Canoe/Kayak Adventure Town Sponsored event 18 Dighton Rock Presentation and Dighton Rock Park Visit -St. Nicholas of Myra Church 25 Colonial Fashion Show at St. Nicholas of Myra Church Ball and Special Events Committee 25 Cruise Night behind Town Hall with Villanaires Music Taunton Area; Vietnam Vets (Not a Dighton Tri-Centennial event, but a fun evening.)

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15 Book Discussion - Library 17 “Taste of Dighton” – Friends of the Library 22 Tri-Centennial Parade Town Sponsored event 29 Tri-Centennial Ball and Social - (Ball and Special Events Committee


6 Historic Graveyard Tour –Riverside Cemetery - Library; Powwow – Tribal Council; Calico Fair - Dighton Community Church 19-20-21 Fall Show – Bristol County Agricultural High School 20 Historic Graveyard Tour – Riverside Cemetery - Library


3 Historic Graveyard Tour - Riverside Cemetery - Library 4 Annual Arts Festival – Lions Club 4 Open House – Dighton Historical Society; Potluck and Dancing – Tribal Council


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American legion Post 311

After a successful baseball season, much of the Seekonk High School team looked to continue their strong showing as members of the local American Legion team. Their regular season, which ended at 10-10-1, was good enough for a playoff berth. The local club played against their neighbors from New Bedford in a three game playoff series in late July. Their playoff series ended in a 1-1 tie with Seekonk on the outside looking in. “It was pretty unfortunate that that happened,” manager Jay Demelo said honestly after Seekonk’s season ended due to an accumulation of rainouts. New Bedford had the better record in the regular season, so when one too many games fell victim to showers, Seekonk was eliminate on this tiebreaker. “We barely got in, we clinched the last spot by one point,” said Demelo. The team from post 311 rode strong performances from Seekonk High School stars like Matt Foley (who led the team with an incredible .514 OBP) and Ryan Corry. They also got contributions from players in surrounding towns that have no Legion team. One such addition was Evan Mondor, the All-State shortstop from Dighton-Rehoboth. “When Evan was there, he gave Foley protection, so that was great,” said Demelo. Other strong performances came from Branden George, who hit .444 for the season, and Dylon Swift, who returned to the team after a spring away from the game. “We got a lot of help from [Swift]… especially for a kid who had a year off,” said Demelo.

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The Junior team from Post 311 actually got to finish their first round playoff series with North Attleboro, but it did not end the way they had hoped it would. On July 30th, Junior Legion was eliminated in game three at North Attleboro. The result was doubly frustrating because, due to rain, Seekonk was able to finish game one (a 6-3 win) and play game two (a 6-3 loss) on their home field the previous day. “It’s a funny game,” said manager Dave Gallup after his team’s game two loss, which came amid some questionable calls. The coach was reluctant to discuss umpiring, instead praising the work of his players throughout the season. “Matt Medeiros has been playing great in centerfield. Our whole outfield has been playing great,” Gallup said on a day when Medeiros racked up double-digit putouts and threatened runners all afternoon.

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Warrior Football is expected in camp on or about August 20th, and to say the program will have a new look would be an understatement. After former coach John “Jack” Whalen was let go amid troubles with a drunk driving arrest and other difficulties with police early this year, Seekonk hired former New England Patriot Vernon Crawford as the new head coach. A new coach always brings changes, but this transition may be more drastic than most. Holdovers from the Whalen regime expect to run Crawford’s spread offense, which will be a complete reversal from last year’s wing-T offense. Only time will tell if Seekonk has the personnel to execute the system and enough practice time to integrate it this year, but the long term effects are certain: it will look more like the kind of football being played at the college and professional levels than the run heavy, tightly spaced wing-T. “It will be interesting to see if they can pick it up,” said Ryan Eaton, one of the Freshman assistant coaches in Whalen’s system last year.

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In a season of unprecedented postseason success, Seekonk Little League had three district champions, including winning the 12U title for the first time since 1965. For those who enjoy the Little League World Series on television each August, those teams play in the 12U division. Seekonk’s team fell short of a trip to Pennsylvania, but this was their best bid since the tournament began. Teams from the 12U, 14U and 16U divisions all won district championships. None were able to win a sectional title, but winning a district flag puts a team around the 85th percentile (winning a district flag was a far off dream in Seekonk the year members of the 12U team were born, for example).

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The Rehoboth 12U All-Star team coached by Craig Cox is tearing up the summer baseball circuit. The team has won their first 4 tournaments with an incredible 21-0-1 record. They have outscored their opponents 249 – 39 during this summer tear, winning the Easton/Charis Tournament, Dighton Invitational, Rehoboth Summer Slam, and the Freetown/Little Fenway Tournament. The last tournament for the team will be the Sandwich Invitational.

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“Dark Tide” in September

The Friends of the Blanding Library are pleased to present author Stephen Puleo, who will talk about his highly acclaimed book “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919” on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the library. In January, 1919, when a huge steel tank filled with molasses collapsed on the Boston waterfront, a 15foot high wave of molasses traveled 35 miles an hour and swept away everything and everyone in its path with terrible loss of life. Was Boston’s North End disaster the work of anarchists or due to negligence by U.S. Industrial Alcohol, the owner of the tank? To find out more you can borrow a copy of “Dark Tide” from the Blanding prior to this talk, which is free and open to all.

Busy Summer

Let’s hear it for the hard-working staff at the Blanding for keeping up with all the visitors this summer -- children coming to all the special programs and the story hours, students using the library to catch up on their summer reading, as well as their parents and other adults who stopped by too. Library director Laura Bennett says, “Our circulation figures for June and July will undoubtedly be larger than other months as students asking for their summer reading assignments started coming in before school ended. It certainly was helpful to receive the reading lists from all the grades, so we could be prepared, purchase additional copies of many titles, and set up displays.  We also shortened the circulation period for the adult level reads, so that more students had the opportunity to obtain the titles.”

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Have you noticed the new butterfly garden in front of Goff Hall? Landscape designer Lisa Gervais created this pleasant space, including donating her physical work on the project. Lisa says, “Thank you so much for the opportunity. I really enjoyed the project and hope the library patrons love it and find it educational.” Thank you, Lisa, for completing this wonderful project for the Blanding. The funds for this garden came from the many donations given in memory of Gerry Foley of Rehoboth. There will be a plaque honoring Gerry in the garden. Additional funds came from selling our popular Blanding Library tote bags, designed by library patron Deb Maher. These are still available and a great buy for only $10 each. Lisa adds that the Girl Scouts will be donating a birdbath (thank you!), “which will give us the water source we need for certification as a butterfly habitat by the North American Butterfly Association.” Special thanks also to Zacharie Oudin for his Eagle Scout project, he organized and acquired all the materials and built two outdoor garden benches for the library. Thank you, Zacharie! Thanks also to Craig Ford who has been a big help with watering, weeding and spreading mulch in the garden. Any future sale proceeds will be used for the upkeep and expansion of the garden.

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There’s one more children’s program coming up in August after a very busy summer. On Wed. and Thurs. Aug. 15 and 16, from 1-3 p.m. Beckwith Middle School’s 65-foot inflatable whale visits the library again. Make an ocean craft, learn interesting whale facts and crawl into the belly of a whale! Drop in either day between 1 and 3 p.m. No registration required.


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“Step Up to the Plate @ your library” is a baseball trivia contest that teams up two American classics, baseball and libraries. Think that you have what it takes to answer these baseball trivia questions? If you do, you could win a trip for two to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. This online quiz is open to all ages. Click on the link at or go directly to @yourlibrary. org/baseball. The contest continues through Sept. 8. Look for a new series of children’s story hours to begin in September. The Blanding Library is at 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, 508-252-4236. The library is open Mon. through Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays, including Labor Day, Sept. 3. For the latest information on Blanding programs, check out the calendar at www.

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Seekonk, MA – As we “Dream Big” this summer at the library, have you wondered how to make your dreams a reality? Have you gotten so involved in the hustle and bustle of daily life that you have forgotten to think about what you really want for all of your hard work? Katie McDonald has the perfect solution for helping you to identify and make your dreams come true! Vision boards are “The Secret’s” secret tool. By using pictures and words on a poster that means something to you, you are building the life, picture by picture and word by word, that you have always wanted. Once your brain can picture this life, you will be on your way to creating it. This is a fun hands-on event that you will not want to miss! We will provide all of the supplies; you only need to bring your biggest ideas and wildest dreams! Registration is required, so don’t forget to call the library or visit our website at to register today. To Register: or call (508) 336-8230 ext. 130. For More Information: or call (508) 336-8230 ext. 130

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Seekonk, MA – The summer concert series ends on a high note with the rock n’roll stylings of Greg Hodde and Blue Reign on the Meadows at the Seekonk Public Library on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. You will be dancing and singing along before you know it! Bring a blanket and join us on the Meadows as we rock out to the classic hits of the last four decades. Greg and his band cover the best of rock, jazz, metal, and the blues. There will truly be something for every music aficionado this evening! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled. Registration is not required for this event, but patrons interested in being notified about rain dates should register through the calendar of events on the library’s website at For information: or Contact:

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Seekonk, MA – Join us for the hottest DVD release this summer! This highly anticipated book to film premiere has finally made its way to DVD and we are showing it for free! So, make sure you head to the library before you go back to school next week and enjoy this thrilling adventure. Thursday, August 30th, 6:00 pm In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in the part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, televised games broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Rated PG-13; 142 minutes; 2012 Movies are free and open to the public thanks to a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. No registration is required. For the specific title or more information, please call the library at (508) 336-8230 ext. 130. For information: Contact: library@

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To benefit the homeless dogs and cats at the Seekonk Animal Shelter Event Date: Space Size: Space Fee:

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 (rain Sept. 15, 2012) Event Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 12’x12’ or 24’x24’ (outside) Set-Up Time: 7:30 am – 8:30am $20 for a single space or $35 for a double space (non-refundable) VENDORS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TABLES

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I, the undersigned, do hereby release the Seekonk Save A Pet Society, its members and associate members, and the Town of Seekonk, Massachusetts from any and all responsibility and liability for damage or injury to my self, or product, while participating in the aforementioned activity. By signing this contract, I acknowledge and accept as legal and binding the rules and regulations of the committee. _______________________________________________________ _____________________________ Signature of Applicant Date Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.


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How You Can Help Big Brother Big Sister Foundation

The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is in need of the public’s support through donations of lightly used clothing and small household items. They ask, while you clean out your closets to please consider donating your lightly worn clothing to the Foundation. The Foundation will be collecting donations door to door in Rehoboth on Friday August 10th. To schedule a free curbside pick up, please call 1-800-483-5503 or email donate@bbbsfoundation. org. Your donations are tax deductible. The Foundation also offers special pick ups for electronics recycling and car donations, please contact them for more information or visit www.bbbsfoundation. org. Your donations help support the children in your community. Want to start something Big? Consider becoming a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister mentor with your local Big Brothers, Big Sisters affiliate, 888-412-BIGS or for details. Thank you for your support!

Volunteers Needed To Play With Homeless Children!

Did you know that 1 in 45 children will experience being homeless this year? You can help! Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking fun-loving and dependable volunteers to interact and play with children living in homeless shelters in Southeastern MA. We offer week day morning, afternoon and evening shifts, so there is likely to be one that fits your schedule. A commitment of 2 hours a week, the same day and time each week, for 6 months is required. Trainings occur every six to eight weeks. All training sites are handicap accessible.

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There Is Still Time To Host A Fresh Air Child!

Summer vacation is upon us and you still have the chance to make it memorable for a New York City child! Each summer, over 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. By volunteering as a host family in Southern Massachusetts, you can help give a child a break from the heat and noise of the crowded city streets while enjoying a vacation in your own backyard! The Fresh Air Fund is currently seeking more families to give inner-city children a Fresh Air experience this summer. “It’s really worth giving a child a new experience. Having the ability to walk out the door and have their feet in the grass is so refreshing,” says one Fresh Air host about her Fresh Air child. “She just enjoyed being in the backyard with us. We kept it very basic and enjoyed laughing together on the porch.” The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, notfor-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Over 65 percent of all children are reinvited to stay with their host families, year after year. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child, please contact Claire Duckmanton at 508-761-8242 or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. You can also visit them online at

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Schwartz Center for Children to Hold Summer Carnival

DARTMOUTH, MA – The Schwartz Center for Children is hosting its 2012 Summer Carnival on Saturday, August 11th at Friends Academy, 1088 Tucker Road in Dartmouth. The Carnival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to children and adults of all ages and abilities. The Carnival will have plenty of activities for families, including arts and crafts, bounce castles, games, and a dunk tank. Food and refreshments are also available. This event is proudly sponsored by the Center’s Family Involvement Committee. Admission for the Carnival includes all games and activities. Adult admission is $6, and admission for children under 12 is $4. Children attending the Schwartz Center, as well as their immediate families, will receive free admission courtesy of RCP Family Support. To RSVP, volunteer, or more information, please contact the Center at (508) 996-3391. The Schwartz Center for Children is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides diagnostic, therapeutic, educational, and social services to children and young adults with special medical and developmental needs. The Schwartz Center is located at One Posa Place, Dartmouth, MA 02747.

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Schwartz Center for Children to Hold 24th Annual Walk-A-Thon

NEW BEDFORD, MA — Registration is now open for the 24th annual walk-a-thon to benefit the Schwartz Center for Children. The walk-a-thon will be held on Sunday, September 16th at Fort Taber in New Bedford. The 3.5 mile walk starts with an 8:30 a.m. check-in and a 9:30 a.m. kickoff. The Walk-A-Thon will be held rain or shine and is open to individuals and teams of walkers. Registrants will be provided with a Schwartz Center walk-a-thon t-shirt, plus breakfast and lunch. New this year is live music along the walk route, along with a few other fun family-friendly surprises. The walk-a-thon is a pledge event and you can participate individually or form teams with friends, family or coworkers. Interested parties should register now online at: www.schwartzwalk.kintera. org. To be guaranteed an event t-shirt on the day of the event, advance registration is highly encouraged. The Schwartz Center for Children’s mission is helping children achieve their greatest potential. It is able to do this through strong community support, the United Way of Greater New Bedford, and fundraising events such as the annual Walk-A-Thon. Once again, McDonald’s of New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Wareham is sponsoring this event. Additional walk-a-thon sponsors are being sought. Sponsors of the event will receive exposure to over 1,000 estimated attendees and thousands others via media outlets and online visibility. The Schwartz Center is a not-for-profit organization serving children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities from birth to age 22. Services include a Day School, an Early Intervention Program, and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Regional Consultation Program, Pediatric Specialty Clinics and a variety of other programs. You can register to participate by forming your own team, register with an existing team, or simply make a donation in support of the Schwartz Center for Children online at: www.schwartzwalk. For more information, please contact the Development office at (508) 996-3391 x 427 or

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American Red Cross Schedules Blood Drives in August

The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of August. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed everyday to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. In August, all presenting donors in August will receive a coupon for a free 57.6oz container of any variety of Turkey Hill SunBrew™ Iced Tea. To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto Thursday, August 9, 2012 Sam’s Club; 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1110 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Hillside Country Club by Lombardi’s; 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM 82 Hillside Ave, Rehoboth Saturday, August 25, 2012 Attleboro Moose Lodge; 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 241 Thacher Street, Attleboro Sunday, August 26, 2012 LaSalette Shrine; 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 947 Park Street, Attleboro

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Announcing Open Child Actor Call for A Christmas Carol

Trinity Repertory Company will be holding an open call for child actors on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Cardi’s Furniture Superstore (Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA) for its 36th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, directed by Tyler Dobrowsky. Children ages 8-12 are welcome to audition, although children who turn 13 before December 31, 2012, are not eligible. No appointment is necessary for the auditions. For directions, please visit Before arriving at the audition, all children and parents should visit Trinity Rep’s website at to download the Audition Packet, comprised of the Audition Fact Sheet and Child Actor Audition Info, which includes information about rehearsal schedules and requirements, and the Audition Script. All who audition should be ready to sing 30 seconds of their favorite holiday song to be sung without accompaniment. Children must also be prepared to read the audition scene. Rehearsals for the child actors will begin the week of October 15th. Performances of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi’s Furniture Superstores, run November 8 to December 29 at Trinity Rep.



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Grants to Ten Taunton and Rehoboth Organizations Taunton, MA, July 23, 2012 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) and its charitable foundation recently awarded grants to ten Taunton & Rehoboth area organizations totaling $61,500. The recipients included the Newman YMCA - $5,000; Dighton PTO $5,500; Katie Brown Educational Program - $7,000; Rehoboth Food Pantry, $3,000; Community Care Services, $10,000; Boys & Girls Club of Taunton, $10,000; Taunton Area School to Career, $10,000; South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. $5,000; Bristol Elder Services, $3,000 and St. Vincent de Paul – Holy Family Conference , $3,000. In addition, the BCSCF awarded $32,000 to 5 organizations in the Southcoast and $33,360 to 10 organizations in Pawtucket, RI. The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Since the Foundation began, $8.4 million in grants have been awarded to hundreds of 501(c) (3) organizations. The Foundation’s

August 2012 purpose is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and the social well-being of the people and institutions located in greater Attleboro/Taunton and greater New Bedford/Dartmouth, Massachusetts, as well as the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population. “As a community bank, we feel it’s vitally important to support local organizations that are doing all they can to make a positive impact during these challenging times,” said Patrick Murray, President of the BCSCF and President of BCSB. “The not-for-profit organizations we assisted this year are all building a stronger community in different ways and, in so doing, continually inspire us to keep doing our part.”

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Join Audubon for Summertime Fun The Whole Family Will Enjoy! Audubon Society of Rhode Island

August Programs and Events for Children and Families (July 2, 2012) – Get the entire family excited about nature! Explore the shore, discover what’s out on the trails at night, enjoy an old-fashioned campfire, or learn all about crayfish! Get those kids off the couch and into the great outdoors! A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Programs, a free guide to connecting with the natural world. Available by calling (401) 949-5454 or online at

August 10, 2012 Family Night-time Explorations

Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Smithfield, RI 7:00 - 9:00 pm What is it like to be a nocturnal animal? Bring the kids to Fisherville Brook and find out! Begin before dark and search for bats, deer, and coyotes. As darkness falls, we will engage in games and activities that help explain night vision and how different animals get around and hunt during the evening. We will end our program around a campfire and enjoy some s’mores. Geared for children ages 5+. Bring a flashlight. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/nonmember adult, $6/non-member child; Ages: 5+. Course Number: 134333-221. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

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August 16, 23, 30, 2012 Li’l Nature Flicks

Audubon Environmental Education Center - Bristol, RI 10:00 – 11:00 am; Our popular Nature Flicks series for adults is now available for young nature lovers. Bring morning snacks and sit back with your family to enjoy a special children’s nature documentary on our big screen. Each showing will be 30 to 60 minutes long but families are free to come and go if little ones cannot sit for that long. Free with admission. July 5: National Geographic Really Wild Animals: Deep Sea Dive July 19: National Geographic Really Wild Animals: Dinosaurs and Other Creatures August 2: School House Rock: Earth! August 16: National Geographic Really Wild Animals: Swinging Safari August 23: National Geographic Really Wild Animals: Totally Tropical Rainforest August 30: Lost In The Woods. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; 10:00-11:00 am; Program Fee: Free with Admission. Ages: 5+.

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August 10, 2012 Children’s Garden Exploration

Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Exeter, RI 10:30 – 11:30 am Come visit the children’s garden at Fisherville Brook! This hour-long program includes a story with games and activities to help explore the garden. We’ll also do a small craft to take home. Watch the tadpoles grow and the flowers bloom! This program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 5. Meet in the barn. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Program fee for each date: $8/member child, $10/non-member child; Ages: Ages 2-5. Course Number: 134333-225. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

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The Reporter August 2012 (weather permitting) and nature stories. No registration is required and programs are free with admission. Nature Craft Table: 10:00 am -2:00 pm Shore Exploration 10:30 am Animal Interview 1:00 pm Nature Story 2:30 pm Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: Free with Admission; Ages: All. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

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August 18, 2012Bird Banding Demonstrations

Audubon Environmental Education Center - Bristol, RI 9:15 – 11:15 am; Witness birdbanding, where experts capture, band, measure, and release songbirds in order to record their movements. Birds will be gently removed from “mist nets” set in the shrubby habitat on the grounds of the Environmental Education Center. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds will be demonstrated before they are released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species will be discussed. Bring cameras and binoculars. Limited to 15 participants, so please register early. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $6/member adult, $4/member child; $8/non-member adult, $6/non-member child; Ages: 6+. Course Number: 164333-570. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

August 25, 2012 Buggy Ice Cream Social

Audubon Environmental Education Center - Bristol, RI 1:30 – 3:00 pm; Back by popular demand! Join Audubon and explore our field for insects, spiders and other creepy crawlies.

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Afterwards, cool off with a make-your-own ice cream sundae. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child; Ages: 3+. Course Number: 164333-574. To register call (401) 9495454, ext. 3041 or email

August 25, 2012 Kooky Crayfish

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August 29, 2012 Family Night Hike at Fort Refuge

Audubon Fort Wildlife Refuge - North Smithfield, RI 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Here’s your chance to go out and explore nature at night! We’ll listen for animal sounds, test our night vision, and see what is happening on the refuge when the sun goes down. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a flashlight, and dress warmly for cool night air. Due to the length of this walk (approx. 1.75 miles), we recommend this program for ages 8 and up, but younger avid hikers are welcome. Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $8/member adult/child pair, $4/each additional member; $12/non-member adult/child pair; $6/each additional non-member; Ages: 8+. Course Number: 154333-513. To register call (401) 949-5454, ext. 3041 or email

Now Open! New! Nature Nook

Audubon Environmental Education Center - Bristol, RI 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Come explore a new discovery area for young children and their families. Kids will engage their senses of touch, smell, and sound as they examine a variety of natural items. Touchable objects and specimens from Audubon’s collections are featured along with fun, hands-on puzzles and activities. Be sure to check it out the next time you visit. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Program Fee: Free with admission; Ages: All.

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Attleboro, MA, July 27, 2012 – For people who are new to the area or need a new physician, Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a FREE physician referral service. Over 150 physicians, including OB/GYNs, internists and family practitioners, are on the active staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. In addition, there are also many specialists affiliated with the Hospital. By calling 508/236-8500, a representative can assist you in finding an appropriate physician for your needs, keeping in mind your insurance specifications. You may also request a list of Hospital affiliated physicians accepting patients. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit acute care community hospital which serves southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.

Cradle Care Line For New Parents Is Available 24 Hours A Day

Attleboro, MA, July 20, 2012 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of services for expectant mothers and parents, including educational programs, diagnostic tests, a variety of childbirth options, lactation services, and post-delivery care and support. One service that helps new parents adjust to parenthood is the Cradle Care Line. A parent can call the Cradle Care Line any time, day or night, and speak with someone from the Maternity staff. Callers often have questions about feeding, infants’ crying and sleeping habits, etc. Parents can even call for comforting encouragement. The Cradle Care Line is available by calling 508/236-7250. Before being discharged from Sturdy Memorial’s maternity unit, parents are reassured that a Maternity nurse is available 24 hours a day to answer any questions that may come up after they’ve gone home. The Cradle Care Line is open to new mothers and fathers, including those who didn’t have their baby at Sturdy Memorial. Another unique feature is that the line is always answered by a person rather than an answering machine or service that takes messages. Nurses answer questions at the time of the call, based on information provided by the caller. Commonly asked questions include: -My baby seems colicky. Is there anything I can do to ease his symptoms? -My baby cries constantly for a couple of hours each evening, and nothing calms her. What can I do? What could be causing the discomfort? -What position should my baby sleep in? -When I put my baby down to sleep, should I make sure the house is totally quiet? -My baby wants to sleep all the time and sometimes falls asleep in the middle of a feeding. What should I do? -I think she may be jaundiced. What should I do? -How do I know if my baby is getting enough breast milk? -I experience increased bleeding after breastfeeding my baby. Is this normal? To reach the Cradle Care Line, any time day or night, call Sturdy Memorial Hospital at 508/236-7250.

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Skin, Sun, And Safety Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

ATTLEBORO, MA, July 31, 2012—The “healthy glow” of a tan has a darker side, one that many Americans ignore when they seek sunlight or tanning booths, and forget or forgo sunscreen or fail to use it properly. A tan is evidence of sun damage, and an indication that a person has high ultraviolet (UV) exposure and is at a higher risk than others to get skin cancer. Skin cancer has become the most common form of cancer in the United States, as stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS), which one in five of us will get in our lifetimes. It is also the most preventable form of cancer. Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care physicians recommend practicing safe-sun habits and routinely looking for signs of skin cancer. Adhere to the following advice to help protect you and your family from skin cancer: “Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher every day to all exposed skin, even in the winter,” says Dr. Olympia Kovich, board certified dermatologist. “For prolonged outdoor activity or a day at the beach, though, use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.” The term “broad-spectrum” means the sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply roughly every two hours and after swimming or sweating. Wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-protection sunglasses, where possible. Seek shade when available, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Use extra caution near water, sand, and snow, because they reflect and intensify the rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn and skin damage. Avoid tanning booths and beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and indoor tanning can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want the look of a tan, consider using a sunless self-tanning product, but continue using sunscreen. Perform regular self skin examinations. Skin cancer is the most curable cancer, particularly when it is detected and treated in its earliest stages. If you notice anything changing, growing, or bleeding on your skin, see a dermatologist. For more information about skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, visit the Sturdy Memorial Hospital website at www.

On The Lookout for Lyme Disease:

The Emergency Care Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Offers Prevention and Awareness Tips Attleboro, MA, July 13, 2012—Summer is the perfect time for enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, summer is also tick season. “Whether your activities are hiking, camping, or even taking a walk or gardening in the backyard, you are at risk for Lyme disease because deer ticks, which carry the infection, could be anywhere outdoors,” says Dr. Brian Kelly, Associate Chief of Ambulatory Services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and board certified Emergency Medicine physician. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Untreated, the bacterium travels through the bloodstream and establishes itself in various tissues, which can cause a number of symptoms, some of which are severe. “This year, we are seeing an increase in the amount of Lyme disease presenting at Sturdy’s Emergency Care Center,” says Dr. Kelly. But you can take several preventive measures to avoid Lyme disease: Avoid wooded, bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. Use insect repellant with 20 percent or more of DEET, the active ingredient in many repellant products, on adult skin to prevent tick bites. Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Wear long pants, sleeves, socks, and hats to keep ticks off your skin.

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Check your skin and clothes for ticks and remove them before going indoors. “Ticks like warm, cozy areas, so pay special attention to the folds of the skin, such as underarms, behind the knees, in and around the ears, the back of the neck, and beltlines,” says Dr. Richard Smith, Chief of Pathology and board certified Pathologist. If you do find a tick, remove the body with fine-tipped tweezers right away. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deer ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit Lyme disease. However, because many people with Lyme disease don’t remember getting a tick bite, you need to be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease: “The first, and classic, sign of Lyme disease infection is an expanding, circular skin rash or blotch,” says Dr. Kelly. “It is commonly referred to as a ‘bull’s eye rash’ because of a ring that appears and grows around the site of the tick bite.” According to the CDC, the rash occurs in approximately 70-80 percent of infected persons and begins at the site of a tick bite after a delay of 3-30 days (the average is about 7 days). “The rash could be solid rather than ring-shaped, or even appear as multiple lesions all over the body.” “Other symptoms of Lyme disease can include joint pains, headache, fever, chills, and fatigue. If left untreated, severe symptoms, such as arthritis, disorientation, dizziness, and short-term memory loss, can occur,” says Dr. Smith. If you think you have symptoms of Lyme disease, seek medical attention immediately. Diagnosis of the disease should be made early in order to prevent severe symptoms and complications. Sturdy’s Emergency Care Center is equipped to handle some of the most serious situations life has to offer and treats nearly 50,000 patients annually. Staffed by physicians and nurses who are career emergency professionals and/or have been extensively trained in treating emergencies, the ECC is open 24 hours a day. For more information, visit

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From the State House Representative Howitt To Hold Office Hours in Seekonk

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State Representative Steven S. Howitt (R- Seekonk) is holding office hours in the town of Seekonk to give constituents the opportunity to discuss current issues and concerns. On Friday, August 10th, office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Select Board meeting room, at the Seekonk Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771. Anyone unable to attend Representative Howitt’s office hours may also contact his office at (617) 722-2305 and schedule an appointment.

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Candidate Supports Permanent Sales Tax Holiday Weekend and Meals Tax Free Weekend Attleboro, MA …Today Jeff Bailey, Republican candidate for State Senate in the Bristol and Norfolk District, announced that he supports making a weekend in August a permanent sales tax holiday and creating another weekend in March a weekend free from the meals tax. “The tax free weekends will help keep more business in Massachusetts, increase revenue for local business owners and give consumers a break from taxes. It is a win, win, win,” said Bailey. Today the National Federation of Independent Business announced a drop in the level of optimism among small business owners nationally. The Massachusetts Director of NFIB, Bill Vernon, issued a warning for the Commonwealth stating that he fears local small businesses are “in danger of being swept away by a declining economy.” “It is important that the state is proactive in avoiding another downturn,” said Bailey. The legislature is considering another sales tax free weekend for August, but Bailey believes it should be made permanent. “The constant make work of passing this holiday every year has become an annual political gimmick. If legislators were serious about giving consumers a break, then they would make it a permanent weekend. I think we have had enough test trials to know that the tax free weekend is a boost for the economy,” said Bailey. He also supports a meals tax free weekend in March to help local restaurant owners. “Why limit a tax free weekend to just retailers? We should also be helping restaurant owners with a boost to their business,” added Bailey. Bailey is the only candidate who has signed the No New Taxes pledge. Jeff Bailey is a community leader, pastor, former teacher, concerned taxpayer and most importantly a devoted husband and father. For the past 23 years, Jeff has served as Senior Pastor for Attleboro’s Grace Baptist Church. In 2001 he established the Grace Baptist Christian Academy. Being very active in community affairs and understanding the importance of public service, Jeff currently serves as chaplain of the Attleboro Police Department and attends various community meetings regularly. He is especially attentive in assisting the Attleboro Council on Aging and takes a special interest in the efforts of the Bristol Elder Needs program. He has also devoted many hours to youth sports over the years serving as both the Vice-President of the Attleboro Pop Warner football program and a coach. He has also coached teams in the Attleboro Little League.

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Taunton Republican City Committee Seekonk Republican Town Committee Raynham Republican Town Committee Rehoboth Republican Town Committee 4th Congressional District Forum The SouthCoast GOP proudly presents the 4th Congressional District Republican Candidates Forum on August 13, 2012 at the Attleboro Campus of Bristol Community Campus 7pm – 8:30pm. Sean Bielat, Dr. Elizabeth Childs, and Dr. David Steinhof will answer questions from a panel comprised of members of the local media. “We believe that for the voters to make an educated decision in the voting booth come the Primary on September 4th”, said Taunton Republican City Committee Chairman Gene McCaffrey, “It is our responsibility as Republican Town Committee’s to have the 3 candidates, Sean Bielat, Dr. Elizabeth Childs and Dr. David Steinhof come before the voters so that they can tell us, if elected, what they are going to do for their constituents while representing them in Washington.” Participants on the panel include the Sun Chronicle, Attleboro/ Seekonk Patch, WVBF Radio of Taunton and WSAR Radio of Fall River. President of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce Jack Lank will be the moderator. Doors open at 6:30pm….seating is limited. Please arrive early. The Attleboro campus is located on 11 Field Road, Attleboro, MA. Any questions please contact Gene McCaffrey at 508-824-9722.

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It is with great pleasure that we announce that Seekonk will finally be having a new Senior Center. Thank you Seekonk voters for making this dream a reality. At last, we will have an environment that will provide us with confidentiality and handicap accessibility to better meet the needs of not only Seekonk elders but all the residents alike. We would like to thank all three building committees who have for years worked tirelessly to bring this building design to fruition. The volunteers included architects, designers, builders and social workers who provided invaluable expertise and their own time for this project. Thank you Friends of Friends for funding the public relations expenses. Last but not least, we would like to recognize those elders that came out to the Town Meeting and stayed late into the night until the vote was taken. Your efforts paid off. THANk YOU.


Seekonk Human Services is happy to announce that we are working with Seekonk Public Safety this year! We are working with them to create a cooling center on those extreme humid and hot days where it can be unbearable. The cooling center will be Monday through Friday on the days of extreme heat. Please call the Public Safety Complex at 508-336-8123 or Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 the day of the extreme heat to find out where the cooling center is for that day.


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(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) helps low income individuals and families buy healthy, nutritious food. Please call our Outreach Department for information on our programs to the network of services available to Seekonk residents. Our hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm by appointment only at Town Hall and Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm. Ask for Adriana or Veronica at 508-336-8772

Law Office of David J. Marciello The State has recently changed the Probate Code. If you have a will it’s time that you review it. If you DO NOT have a will you are allowing the STATE to decide how to distribute your assets and who will be the guardian of your children. I can help. Call me for a lowcost solution that protects you and your family. P.O. Box 170 • Rehoboth, MA 02769 David J. Marciello, Esq. • (774) 501-4500


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You may be eligible for financial assistance and/or medical premium: co-pay reimbursement. There are income guidelines for the program but the Seekonk Veterans Service Agent in Seekonk encourages all veterans to apply for assistance. Please call Seth Bai (Veterans Service Agent) at 508-336-1481 for more importation on services you may be eligible for!


Thursday, August 30, 2012 Theatre by the Sea presents: How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Currently enjoying a successful revival on Broadway, this delightful irreverent Tony Award-winning musical follows J. Pierrepont Finch’s meteoric climb up to the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. Lunch will be included at Bistro by the Sea. Departure time is 11am from Seekonk Human Services and arrive home by 6pm.


Thursday, September 13, 2012 $69 Per person Cruise Plymouth Harbor in style and comfort aboard the Pilgrim Belle, a Mississippi style paddlewheeler. Get a narrated account of this historic town and seaport and a mariners view of Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Plymouth Beach, Clarks Island and Gurnet Lighthouse. Pilgrim history, maritime lore and fascinating information about commercial fishing & lobstering await you on this 75-minute cruise. Lunch included at Isaac’s Restaurant in Plymouth after your cruise. LUNCHEON CHOICES: BROILED SCROB or CHICKEN CORDON BLEU. Afternoon visit to the Village Landing Marketplace. Enjoy a spectacular view of Plymouth Harbor while shopping in this quaint shopping village, complete with cobblestone paths, a winery, and a unique collection of specialty shops. You can also enjoy candy, ice cream, great food and shopping for many items including: New England crafts, t-shirts, collectibles, fine gifts, and clothing. Departure time will be 9:15am from Seekonk Human Services and return time will be approximately 5pm.

Wii Exercise Class

Mondays @ 10am Come join us for some Wii exercise fun. The Wii is a great way to stay in shape without the high costs of joining a gym. It’s great for people of any age. Come and try it to see how much fun keeping in shape can be! Call 508-336-8772 for more information.


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Mondays @ 12:30 – 2:30 Ladies! You are welcome to join our group on any Monday afternoon. Please bring your own knitting needles if you have them, yarn is provided. The knitters are busy creating hats, sweaters & mittens for infants in our town and seniors who need lap robes. Need help finishing a project such as knitting, crocheting or needle point, come in and we will help you tackle it.


4th Wednesday of the Month Brown bags will be distributed the 4th Wednesday of every month. Those who pick up their bags, the time is 12:30—1:30. If you do not pick up your bag for 2 months and fail to notify Human Services, your name will be removed from the list.

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*The Town Crier website link is Click on Departments Click on Human Services


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


1301 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA 508.336.4545 Seekonk Total Fitness is offering Senior Fitness Group Exercise Classes on Mondays 11:30-12:15 and Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:15am. The 45-min fitness class is designed specifically for older adults and taught by a certified senior fitness instructor. This easy to follow workout is safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Energize your inactive lifestyle by increasing muscular strength, range of movement & balance. The cost per class is $1.


GATRA Photo ID’S can be done at Seekonk Human Services. No appointment is necessary. Just fill out an application and a picture and the ID will be mailed within 2 weeks. Please contact Ashley Pimental @ 508-336-8772. * NOTE: Seekonk Human Services offers many legal, financial, recreational, medical screening and/or other activities and services by volunteers or nominal cost practitioners. Seniors participating in these services/activities do so with the understanding that Seekonk Human Services, the Town of Seekonk or its employees do not assume any legal or other responsibility for any advice or services rendered by such volunteers or nominal cost practitioners.

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Dighton’s “PRIME TIME” is an adult supportive respite facility located in the rear of the Town Hall, 1059 Somerset Avenue, (Route 138). If you know of someone who cannot stay alone or whose family could benefit from some respite, we may be able to help both the elder and the caregiver. “PRIME TIME” is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “PRIME TIME” is a supervised program for elders where they can enjoy a full and productive life. “Prime Time” provides a stimulating and supportive environment for seniors, which incorporates arts & crafts, Wii games, oil painting, light exercise, walking club, sing-a-longs, field trips, guest speakers, blood pressure screenings, podiatry clinics, bingo, puzzles, games, a light breakfast, nutritionally balanced lunch, and afternoon snacks, just to name a few. At “PRIME TIME” your loved ones quickly become our loved ones. To learn more, please contact Sheila at (508) 669-6272, to see if eligible and ask about our “One-Day Free Trial”, or visit us at for more information. Job Opening: “Senior Aide Program”, Prime Time Adult Day Program Dighton, MA, Must be age 55 or older, and meet annual income guidelines; 1 person household: $13,953.00, 2 person household: $18,913.00, Part time-20 hours/week, Must be able to work well with Elders, For more information please call The Dighton Council on Aging 508-823-0095

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(ARA) - When it’s time to prepare for the start of a new school year, shopping for school supplies is at the top of any family’s to-do list. Students want supplies that are fun and reflect their personality. Parents look for items that are reliable and budget-friendly. The good news is this year’s top trends in school supplies offer all those qualities, making shopping enjoyable for the entire family. Parents and students have many choices on where to shop for supplies. They should consider destinations that offer a wide assortment and good value. At Staples, for example, families will find many choices from essential products to the latest novelty items. Here are some of the top school supplies for the new school year:

A locker with personality

A locker is one of the few spaces kids have to express their individuality through fun and fresh decorations. Add instant glitz and much-needed light with new locker chandeliers that illuminate with seven LED lights. Decorating locker walls is simple and easy with magnetic locker wallpaper in fashionable patterns and students can even go retro with shag rugs available in four bright colors designed to fit standard lockers.

Recycle and save

Students require binders each school year and some are not usable after a year of wear and tear. This year, Staples is offering an exciting new program that helps families save money and be friendly to the environment. For every binder students bring in to recycle, they will receive an instant $2 back on a new binder purchased in store.

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Flash drives are an academic essential these days, allowing students to carry their work to and from school with a simple, compact tool. Flash drives are not only useful, but the designs can be a lot of fun too. This year, flash drives come in the shapes of students’ favorite characters such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and Angry Birds or even sports cars designs featuring Lamborghini, Mini Cooper and Aston Martin.

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Designs that blend fun and function rule the scene for back-to-school 2012, and Staples offers exclusive items that are affordable as well as unique. For examples, students can make school work sweeter with novelty-shaped apple and cupcake tape dispensers and mini memo books in colorful fruit shapes. Kids can even show off their wild side with stylish zebra and cheetah prints found on basic tools like staplers, clipboards and magnetic clips.

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Score the discounts

Look for coupons and discount programs to help keep your family on budget. For example, you can save 15 percent throughout the season with the Staples Back-to-School Savings Pass. For $10, the pass is valid until Sept. 15 for use once a day on supplies such as pens, pencils, paper notebooks and backpacks.

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(ARA) - Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we’re young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each day. “Making the effort to nurture your child’s brain with both proper nutrients and varied experiences, especially when they are young and developing at such a fast rate, is crucial,” says speech pathologist Lauren Zimet, founder of Early Insights, LLC, and an expert on childhood brain development. “The connections in brain circuitry can be enhanced through the environments and activities a child is exposed to, and participates in, as well as the nutrients a child consumes.”

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Zimet offers five tips to help parents enhance healthy brain development in their children, positioning them for success in school today, and well into their future:


It’s no secret that the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables are numerous, but thanks to the results of ongoing research, you can confidently add brain health to that list. Encourage your children to eat a colorful array of produce (organic when possible) each day so they get the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals needed to nourish and protect their growing brains. If your child is resistant to eating produce, encourage them to come shopping with you and select something new to try. Kids are more likely to eat what they have selected themselves.

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1. Select a rainbow

2. Relax the right way

While it’s true that exercise boosts brain power, it’s also important to teach children how to relax. Balancing activity with relaxation is important so that kids don’t get too stressed, which can impact the brain’s development and lead to learning and behavior problems. Teaching children early on the benefit of setting goals, working towards those goals, and giving their brain and body time to relax are important life skills. When it’s time to relax, skip the TV and teach your child that taking a walk in nature, reading a book or drawing are great ways to unwind. Deep breathing is also an excellent practice to teach children of all ages.

3. Eat omega-3 brain food

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Omega-3 essential fatty acids are critical to a child’s brain development. They are called “essential” because we need them for optimal health. The problem is that our bodies cannot manufacture them and we can only get them from the food we eat or supplements we take. While fish, nuts and seaweed are good omega-3 sources, kids typically don’t gobble down these foods. That leaves many parents worried that their kids aren’t getting enough, and with omega-3 deficits linked to ADHD, dyslexia and other behavioral and psychological disorders, many are turning to supplements for their children. Experts agree that the safest, most reliable source of the most important essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA) is a high quality fish oil supplement. Fortunately, there are purified, molecularly distilled fish oil supplements that are manufactured with kids in mind. Parents should be sure to choose one of these chewable, tasty options like those by Nordic Naturals to ensure success in getting their children to take the supplements.

4. Happy brains are hydrated brains

Staying hydrated is important for growing brains and bodies. Water can improve energy, increase mental and physical performance, remove toxins and waste from the body, and keep skin healthy and glowing. Based on the trillions of cells in the body that need water to function, most nutritionists agree that children need more, not less H20. To estimate how many ounces of water your child should drink daily, divide his or her weight in half and aim for that number of ounces per day.

5. Be a positive support system early on

Learning is a complex process, but children will be more open to trying new things when they know their parents believe in them.

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Acknowledging effort, instead of the outcome, strengthens a child’s belief in himself or herself. Teaching goal setting, prioritizing activities and working off of check lists exercises the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the brain. Experimentation through trial and error is the way the brain learns best. “Giving your child’s brain what it needs to grow strong can help him or her at school and in all social situations,” adds Zimet. “Utilizing these tips is a great way to help position your child for success in the coming school year, and beyond.”

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School Lunch vs. Bag Lunch:

What’s Best for Your Kids?

(ARA) - Bag it or buy it? What’s healthier and what will they eat? It’s a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there’s an assumption that bagging is better, but there’s also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news: both the tray and the tote can be winning meals. A few important facts can help make this year’s lunchtime decisions a breeze.

New school lunch initiatives

Much attention has been paid to children’s health and there’s an increased awareness that lunch at school is a critical source of nutrition for students. New federal guidelines have been introduced to ensure that menus provide more whole grains, more fruits and vegetables and less fat and sodium. Thanks to dedicated efforts driven by schools, parents and the federal government, many positive changes are occurring. “There’s a lot happening in the lunch line,” says Dr. Brian Wansink, researcher and professor at Cornell University. Wansink and Dr. David Just, researcher and associate professor at Cornell University, created Smarter Lunchrooms, a multi-faceted program that provides schools with tools that can improve children’s eating behaviors in the cafeteria. “It’s a common misconception that kids won’t eat healthy foods, but our work shows that not to be the case. We can encourage healthy choices in the way we present foods to kids,” says Wansink. He and his team have carefully studied the cafeteria line and how kids choose foods. The placement of foods on the lunch line, how foods are named on the menu and offering choices significantly affect which foods kids select. For example, moving fruit from a commercial bin to an attractive fruit bowl near the end of the line is proven to increase selection. “Banning favorite foods such as tacos and pizza from a cafeteria can backfire,” adds Wansink. “When kids feel restricted or forced into a decision, they rebel and may choose not to eat. Nobody wins in that scenario. We know a healthy lunch is necessary for good school performance.” Companies have stepped up to improve nutrition by creating new versions of kid-favorite foods that meet the new USDA school meal rules. Stir-fry, tacos, pastas and pizzas have become healthy fare as lower fat, lower sodium, whole grain versions have been introduced. For example, Schwan’s

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Back to School! Food Service created Big Daddy’s(R) Cheese Pizza with a 51 percent whole-grain crust. It contains 25 percent Daily Value (DV) of calcium, as well as healthy amounts of potassium and protein, for less than 320 calories. Spicier sauces and more ethnic food choices are meeting students’ expanded flavor palates, too. As of this fall, school lunches will also offer more produce, including dark green, red and orange vegetables, dry beans and legumes, all of which are nutrient-rich. More farm-to-school programs add the option of locally grown produce for portions of the school year.

Bag lunch betterments

Much like the cafeteria, the quality of a bag lunch hinges on what’s been chosen and eaten. To paraphrase Wansink, it’s not nutrition until it’s eaten. One easy step to improve the quality of a bag lunch and the chance it will be enjoyed is to increase your kids’ involvement in the process. Have them help shop for foods and talk to them about which food categories make a lunch that makes a difference. Then have them help bag it up. Remember that drinks matter at lunchtime. Soda, fruit drinks, and popular energy drinks and sports drinks lack calcium and often contain added sugars. That’s a problem. Up to 90 percent of a person’s bone density is formed by age 18 and those school years are crucial for building bone strength to last a lifetime. Be sure to pack a calcium-rich drink. New grains and new ways of making bread mean better whole grain bread choices are available for sandwiches. Breads can be soft and moist yet still deliver whole grain goodness plus, in some cases, enough nutrients to rival fruits and vegetables. Food safety is a big concern for bag lunches. Perishable foods need to be eaten within two hours if they’re left at room temperature and most brown bag lunches sit in a desk or locker for longer than that, turning them into bacteria havens and making them risky to eat. Home-packed meals need to be put in insulated, chilled bags that will keep foods in a safe temperature zone, sometimes for four or five hours. If your child isn’t keen on carrying an insulated bag (many older kids aren’t), or to reduce overall food safety risks, school lunches are an easy, nutritious fix. Lunchtime is a highlight of many school days and an essential part of a productive one. Talk with your kids about what they eat and how lunch can help or hold them back from learning, running faster at recess or performing their best in after school activities. A healthful lunch will keep them fully fueled for the rest of their day.

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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church

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

Vedanta Society of Providence

227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960

West Dighton Christian Church

Epworth United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Rehoboth Congregational Church

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

51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244

North Christian Church

Seekonk Congregational Church

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

New Testament Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

Holy Cross Catholic Church

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

Memorial Baptist Church,

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

Eusebeia Bible Church

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

Saint Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church

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

Church of Salgion

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

The First Baptist Church of Dighton

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

St. James Lutheran Church

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

St. Dominic Catholic Church

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

Lighthouse Gospel Pentecostal Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ

139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545

Winthrop Street Baptist Church

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

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

Taunton Seventh-day Adventist Church

109 Winthrop Street, Taunton (508) 823-6679

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

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

First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ

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

Brick Church

1056 Center St. Dighton Call 951-7358

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New Beginnings Evangelical Church

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

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

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

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

Hornbine Baptist Church

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

First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange

Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth

Church of the Epiphany

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

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

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

E-mail: Website:


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

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


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

Square Dance Classes,

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

Community Covenant Church

Foster Parenting is more than helping a child. It’s providing hope for their family.

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

Greater Fall River Baptist Church

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

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Contact Joyce LaFrance Tormey 401.276.4318

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



Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal

490 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-0408

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Rehoboth Council on Aging

55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 Phone 508-252-3373 Fax 508-252-4617 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Kitchen hours: Monday through Thursdays 8:00am to 12 special Announcements Closed Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day

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

Need an Air Conditioner?

The members of the American Legion Post 302 have started a program for seniors and veterans that are in need of a small 5000BTU air conditioner. The members along with Veteran Agent Bill Saunders have purchased “new” units and will install one in your home take it out in the fall service it and if you still need it next summer will bring and re-install it for you. If you would like to be added to the list please call Norie at the Rehoboth Council on Aging 508-252-3372.

August 2012 Newsletter LESSONS & SERVICES Art Class

Wednesday, July 18th & Wednesday, August 8th from 12:30pm – 3:30pm Michelle will be teaching a drawing class. Come join in on the fun class and others in the group with their brushes and watercolors… The cost for these interesting classes is $4.00

Blood Pressures & Glucose Screenings

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

Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz

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

Meals on Wheels and Meal-site Information

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

Morton Hospital & Healthcare Proxy

On Wednesday, July 25th 11am Randy Veraguas of Morton Hospital will do a presentation on Depression Awareness in Seniors. Please stop by for some information on this very serious condition.

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The Rehoboth COA has the pleasure to announce that we now have an outreach worker Bradley Marshall. He will be available Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm to assist you with your needs. We also will still have our own Claire Boyle here on Thursdays to assist you with your Medicare and insurances.


The Rehoboth Council on Aging has a Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteer to offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. If you need assistance with Insurance, Medicare Part “D” or Prescriptions Call your Rehoboth Council on Aging Senior Center at 508-2523372 and ask for an SHINE appointment, which is scheduled for a Thursday between 9:30am and 12:30pm or if you have any questions or require assistance with an application. “What do I do if my new Part D Plan doesn’t cover all my medications!!”

Medicare Fraud and Abuse

While most Medicare payment errors are simple billing mistakes, Medicare Fraud and Abuse does exist. Last year, a record amount of nearly $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars was recovered from individuals and companies who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers or who sought payments to which they were not entitled. Fraud occurs when someone intentionally falsifies information or deceives the Medicare Program. A common example of fraud is knowingly billing Medicare for services or equipment that were never provided or received. Abuse occurs when doctors or suppliers do not follow good medical practices. These practices may result in unnecessary costs to the Medicare Program for services that are not medically necessary. You can help stop fraud by reviewing your Medicare statement (Medicare Summary Notice – MSN) to make sure Medicare is not charged for items or services you did not receive. The MSN shows what Medicare was billed, what Medicare paid and what you may owe. If you have a question or concern regarding a Medicare claim, you

August 2012 should discuss it directly with your physician, provider, or supplier that provided the service. For further assistance with this matter, call your senior center at 508-252-3372 and make an appointment with a SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) counselor. Assistance is also available through the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), which is a group of trained volunteers who help Medicare and Mass Health beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud. SMP volunteers teach Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal information, identify and report errors on their health care statements, recognize scams—such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary services, and charging for services that were not provided— and report fraud and abuse to the proper authorities. You can contact the Massachusetts SMP program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 1-800-892-0890. For more information, upcoming dates, or to sign up for training, please call your local Senior Center at 508-252-3372

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

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

COA Social Gatherings

Gert’s Café Lunch will be served at Gert’s Cafe Monday’s at 11:45am. The menu consists of soup or salad, a main course, dessert and coffee or tea. The best part is!…You get this home cooked meal at the “bargain” price of $3.00. Musical Mondays The group is blending their voices in perfect harmony. They meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New voices and friends are always welcome. “Men’s Morning Coffee” Fridays at 9am! Come in and enjoy fresh coffee, pastry and conversation, share your comments and ideas with old and new friends. . Card Games 3 Days a Week! Cards are here at your COA! Mondays at 9:30 am we have a cribbage group, Tuesdays at 12:30pm we have a ladies group that not only play cards but also games. Wednesdays at 12:30 pm we have a Hi-Lo Jack group. All have a great time and are always looking for a few “new” folks to join them.

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Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club

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

Membership Application Members Must Be 60 years of Age

Name_______________________________________________ Address___________________________________________ Phone Number_____________________________ D.O.B.____________________ Dues are $4.00 a year resident; $8.00 a year non resident Amount Enclosed:$_____________________ Please make Checks Payable to: Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club Send To: Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club 55 Bay State Road Rehoboth Ma, 02769

COA Craft Corner

Knitting and Crochet Group If you ever wanted to learn more about knitting or crocheting, the Ladies of the Needles are always there to share their knowledge with you. Don’t be shy! Come in and join the group on Fridays at 10 am. Quilters Do you quilt or know of anyone who would like to come to our Quilting Group. There is always plenty of knowledgeable support offered. This group meets on Thursday s at 9:30am


IMPORTANT! Registration is required for all upcoming programs. All activities will have participant signup sheets for them. Most of the Activity programs that are at


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

Family - $ 20.00

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the Council on Aging are free and open to the public. Some programs require minimum attendance; if there is no interest then that activity will be either canceled or postponed. Please call 508-252-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up.

in memoriam Rehoboth

The Rehoboth Council on Aging (Municipal Department)

Mission: The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the problems and needs of the aging in Rehoboth, and shall do so in coordination with the Programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall: Provide, coordinate and link available resources to help meet the needs of the Town’s elders. Carry out programs and services to range from information community education, referrals, outreach, transportation, Meals on Wheels, health screenings, intergenerational activities, crafting programs, and other programs as offered. The COA Posts Community Information. Please check the bulletin boards every time you come in to the Council on Aging for Free Health Screenings and Support Groups updates, we also post other important information that can be a benefit to you, family or friends.


the Best Is yet to come! The Best is yet to come, a senior social group that enjoys doing activities that members suggest. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 1pm at the Gladys L. Harrell Senior Center 55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA. Annual Dues are $6.00. Up Coming Activities August – Annual Pot luck Lunch Meeting September - Ham & Bean Supper Fund Raiser New members always welcomed. Call Marge Johnston for details. 508 2524528 And remember…..The Best is yet to Come.

Peter j. Alexson, 69, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. See full obituary at clifford e. Olson. of Rehoboth passed away on Monday July 2, 2012. See full obituary at

Seekonk Ronald R. Rybka, 51, of Sims Ave., died unexpectedly on July 20, 2012. See full obituary at

Robert E. Sarault

Sarault, Robert E. “Bob”, age 76, of Lorson Lane died July 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jeanne T. (Demers) Sarault. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Louis and Anna (Brabant) Sarault. He worked as a truck driver for Calise Bakery. He was an active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and served as a lector, RCIA leader and prayer leader. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his daughter and son-inlaw Elaine and Joseph Gelineau of East Greenwich, his daughter Dianne Sarault of Ashland, MA, and his son Glenn Sarault of Rehoboth, MA. He is survived by his grandsons Kevin and Keith Doucette and 2 great grandsons Keith Jr and Mason. He was the brother of Louis Sarault of FL, and Lita Hoyt of Warwick. He was the father of the late Lynne Sarault. He was the brother of the late Russell Sarault.

charles e. Precourt, 67, of Seekonk, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. Beverly A. (sorterup) klegraefe, at a young 80 years of age, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012. See full obituary at june elaine Marchand, 86, of Perrin Avenue, Seekonk, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 23, 2012.. See full obituary at stephen P. “spud” tracey 64, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012. See full obituary at Arthur R. foulkes, 69, died Monday, July 2, 2012. See full obituary at www. william “Bill” Moreau 54, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 11th. See full obituary at elaine Gouras 53, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. See full obituary at

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Big sister Madison Hathaway of Rehoboth welcomes her baby brother, who she named herself, Joshua Steven Hathaway born @ Sturdy Hospital on 7-10-12 @ 7:09 a.m. weighing 6 lbs 6.8 ounces. Mom - Kelly J Hathaway, Dad - Steven F Hathaway, Maternal grandparents Charlotte Rego and the Late Ronald Rego of Somerset, Paternal grandparents Janet Hathaway and Francis Hathaway of Rehoboth.

Katie and Chris Tomlinson of Rumford,RI are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Emily Lynn, born on June 21st at Women and Infants Hospital. She was 6lbs. 15oz and 21inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brothers Timothy and Andrew. Emily is the granddaughter of Karl and Betsy Anderson of Seekonk,Ma. and David and Judy Tomlinson of Lincoln, RI. She is the great granddaughter of Joan Anderson of Riverside, RI and Elmer and Carol Anderson of Wickford, RI.

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Michael and Melissa Wagner of Seekonk are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Joshua born on July 9th at 7:54 a.m. at Women & Infants Hospital. He weighed 9 lbs 7 oz and was 21 inches long. Ethan was welcomed home by his older brother Logan and extended family. Maternal grandparents are Bruce & Joanne Walz of Marstons Mills, MA. Paternal grandparents are David & Lynda Wagner of Casa Grande, AZ.

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Play with Your Food... Hello, I’m Angela Hall and welcome to “Play With Your Food”…because cooking should be fun! August and with it comes all the beauties of the garden. All of the hard work is starting to payoff with fresh garden treats. One of the best of these treats is the beautiful Tomato. “Ode to August Tomato” Oh the perfectly ripe, red sweet tomato Beautiful fruit used as vegetable Its flavor unique to any other time Except maybe early September Savored raw or cooked Alone, in a salad or complicated dish But the August Tomato’s time is short Enjoy when available and Remember until next year The beautiful August Tomato

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Okay so I love a fresh tomato and have sweet memories of August Tomatoes from childhood. My Mother’s Tomato Salad is the kind of dish that Alice Waters (the pioneer of the seasonal-regional style of cooking) would have loved. It didn’t take me long to realize why tomatoes throughout the rest of the year just were not the same. Not in taste or texture. The tomato is another wonderful gift of the Mayans. The fruity vegetable has grabbed the attention of millions health seekers for its incredible phyto-chemical properties. Interestingly, it has much more health benefiting qualities than that in an apple! Eating tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste-topped pizza more than two times a week can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 21 to 43 percent according to Dr. Edward Giovannucci of the Harvard University School of Public Health. “The only nutrient that turned out to have significant preventative value (against prostate cancer) was lycopene,” writes Dr. Giovannucci who also found that lycopene was most efficiently absorbed into the body when accompanied by dietary fats (limpids). “Cooking tomatoes in oil encourages intestinal absorption and results in a two-to-threefold rise in plasma lycopene concentrations,” said Dr. Giovannucci. “Tomato sauce is one of the best lycopene sources.” Many hundreds of cultivar varieties with different type and size, either organic, hybrid are being in use. Most cultivates produce red fruit; but a number of cultivates with yellow, orange, pink, purple, green, or white colors are also available. Heirloom tomatoes are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among organic producers. Heirloom varieties tend to produce more natural and flavorful fruits. There are many foods that pair with Tomatoes but the only thing that is necessary on a perfectly ripe tomato is a little bit of salt. I’m going to share with you two very simple recipes one is the very basic tomato sandwich. This is the basic what you add to it is up to you. The other is My Mother’s Tomato Salad, simple, fresh easy. I also what to address the practice of “seeding” a tomato, I don’t understand it or the purpose of it. Don’t do it. The gelatinous center of a tomato is a beautiful added sweet treat. If you have any questions or want to share thoughts on these and other receipts you can contact me at or look for me on Facebook.

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2 slices of Artesian Bread, toasted; One tablespoon of a good mustard, Dijon or Spicy Deli; Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Salt and Pepper; 1 perfectly ripe August Tomato This first step is optional, but I suggest you try it, peel the tomato. A perfectly ripe or even slightly over ripe tomato will shed it’s skin easily. I use a small sharp paring knife and start at the top peeling in a circular motion like you would an apple. Once peeled carefully slice the tomato starting at the stem top. Place the slices on a plate and lightly salt and pepper. Toast the bread, brush or drizzle olive oil on each slice then spread mustard over the slices. Arrange tomatoes on one slice and cover with the other. Slice sandwich in half and drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle a little salt over the top. The peeled tomato will melt in your mouth. Now you have the basic add whatever you like. Of course you can do bacon and lettuce or your favorite cheese. I like to add sliced basil.

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office and larger office. Historic building easy access to 195 with off street parking located in East Providence. Ideal for law office; accountant, real estate or other appropriate professional. Contact Jean at 401-434-7665 Rental amount negotiable, INCLUDES HEAT. FOR RENT:Rehoboth/Dighton Lg Refurbished Unit in c1790’s Cape. Ideal for doctor, lawyer, massage therapy, ect. Or a great place to live, $1200 per month. w/electric. For more info please call 774218-1959 FOR RENT: Unique Loft in the Dighton Rehoboth area. Located on busy Rt.44 yet set back in a wonderful country setting. I deal for artist, yoga, massage therapy, herbal medicine, ect. Possible live and work combo. Please call for info. Allan 774-2181959 FOR RENT: East Providence - 5 room apartment, $1,100 a month plus security. Heat and utilities included, off street parking, no pets – non smokers, near school and bus line. Call (401) 434-9263

FOR SALE FOR SALE: GE glasstop range and over-range microwave, white, 1999, perfectly good condition, wife wants stainless. Take away for $200. 508-252-1005. FOR SALE: 2000 BUICK LeSabre Limited: Silver, leather, 126,429 miles; one owner; well-maintained. $2800. Seekonk. 617 817 3474. For Sale: GMC, Caballero, 1987, white, good condition, V8, 305 engine, mileage 125,000. Asking $6,500, Call 508285-8614.

For Sale: Winter in Naples,Fl.with your very own 5th wheel trailer completely furnished 2002 Carriage Cameo 34’ CK3 @ Paradise Pointe RV RESORT PARK all set up on lot.Clean and smoke free.Asking $16000.00. 508-252-4896 CAMPER-Park Model Double wide Furnished. Own the land in Campground in Woodstock, CT. Swimming pool and other amenities. Open April thru October. Asking $24,000.00 Call 508-761-7915. 2000 Ford Taurus: Silver, leather, 54,000 miles, one owner, inspected, $4,900; 508-336-0400.

GENERAL SERVICES LOVE TO CLEAN! 12 years professional experience. Free estimates. Plenty of references. Lynn 508-212-6988 D R high school student available for odd jobs: mowing, raking, weeding, shrub trimming, garage cleanouts, some painting, etc.; customer supplies all tools, $10 per hour; Call Jeremy at 774-254-4324. Cleanouts & Cleanups: Houses, attics, cellars, garages, sheds, yards, etc. Demolition of sheds, fences, pools, decks, etc. Junk Removal, gutters cleaned, painting & handyman services. Insured. Call Gary at (508)245-0832. Gagne Painting A Benjamin Moore Contractor Free Estimates Interior & Exterior RI#28604 RI Lead Certified MA#171546 Fully Insured. Call 401-663-1709; www.


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MOONWALKS & TENTS: For rent or Sale. Call 774-306-1278 CUT MY GRASS!!! Lawn care services - grass cutting, fertilize, mulching, shrub pruning, etc. Professional equipment and quality work. References available. Servicing Seekonk and Rehoboth. Call/email: My Yard Guy / Brett (774) 2258803,

HELP WANTED Male homemaker needed to provide services for an autistic adult male,in his home, Prov. area. M-F 20hrs/wk. Call 401437-3515 Mother’s Helper needed after school (3:15p) for 2 children. Must enjoy kids, have references, be reliable/responsible, have a car and valid driver’s license. $85 9-10hrs/wk. Call 774.565.0156 Weed whacking along horsefield fencelines. I have the equipment. $15 per hour. Hours flexible. Phone 508 252-3675.

CLASSES / LESSONS PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208.

1 To 15 Words - $10 16 To 30 Words - $15

HORSEBACK RIDING LES SONS: First Lesson ½ Price. Beginners through advanced, boarding with all day turnout, training with world champion, Indooroutdoor lighted rings, reasonable rates, ponies for parties and outings, summer camp, pony club at farm; Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114. NEW YOUNG PUPPIES FOR SALE: Labradoodle and Jack Russell puppies Jack Russell Lhasa apso mix, non shed; call Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114.

TUTORING TUTOR: Math tutor available. Bachelors in Elementary education, Masters in Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. Currently a middle school math teacher and have 7 years teaching experience. Will tutor grades 1-8, algebra I or II students. Please contact Erin Bagwell at 401-338-1486 or ebagwell82@hotmail. com. References available.

Additional Words $.25 each


Looking for a 5-6 year old female cat named Nala who was lost on the East Providence/Riverside line near Bay View Academy. She is a small-medium sized cat, whose stomach hangs down quite a bit! She is black with a white strip from her chin down her chest and abdomen, she also has white paws. If you see her please call (401) 438-1607.

Childcare: Opening in active childcare for 1-5 year olds ½ day $30, Full day $40. 30 years’ experience, CDA certified, EEC Lead Teacher, CPR and First Aid, Preschool program, Nutritious meals and snacks included, 2 acre fenced playground, indoor playground, 4 large play rooms, 6 to 1 ratio 7am-5pm Call Joanne 1-508-252-1252 or 1 508-243-4406

Dighton-Rehoboth Job Postings Assistant Principal ~ High School

Requirements: Master’s Degree; Certification As High School Principal/Assistant Principal; Minimum 5 Years Experience As Certified Teacher; And Administrative Experience Required. Location: Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Start Date: AUGUST 23, 2012 (anticipated) Salary: $75,000 - $78,000 / YEAR Deadline: Open Until Filled

School Psychologist .5 Position; 18 Hours

Requirements: Appropriate MA School Psychologist; License For Elementary School Required Location: Palmer River Elementary School Salary: Current Salary Schedule Start Date: September 01, 2012 Deadline: Open Until Filled

Now Accepting Applications Through: Dighton~Rehoboth considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

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August Business Directory CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Air Conditioning & Heati LS Heating & Air Conditioning 26 Antiques/ Cash for Gold Grandma’s Attic 27 Appliance Repairs Affordable Appliance Repair Co. 44 Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs 64 Appliance Store Iz Schwartz Appliance, Inc. 58 Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 31 Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 72 Attorney Laurie P. Mullen 36 Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello 71 Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis 60 Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri 31 Auto Body A-1 Custom Auto Body 34 Auto Body Sousa’s Auto Body 35 Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 50 Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body 65 Auto Dealers Bristol Toyota 17 Auto Dealers Hot Rides INC. 8 Auto Repairs Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. 16 Auto Repairs Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair 30 Auto Repairs New England Tire 3 Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep 19 Auto Repairs Somerset Subaru - Max Motors, Inc 22 Bank Coastway Community Bank 4 Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry 45 Building Contractor DTP Construction 41 Building Contractor Wood Frame Structures Inc. 26 Building Materials J & J Materials Corp. 95 Building/Remodeling Ferreira Builders, Inc. 27 Carpentry - Finish Mark Koussa Carpentry 60 Carpet Cleaning Earle’s Carpet Cleaning 14 Carpet Cleaning East Coast Carpet Cleaning & More 9 Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery 13 Child Care ASAP 80 Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 21 Child Care Puddingstone Preschool, inc. 77 Child Care Rehoboth Family Childcare Assoc. 26 Child Care Teddy Bear Learning & Daycare Cent 81 Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center 80 Child Care Village Green Preschool 79 Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 43 Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep 59 Chiropractor Mobley Family Chiropractic 44 Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service 94 Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles 93 Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Incorp 34 Concrete Cutters Cut Rite Concrete Cutting Corp. 34 Construction MMP Construction, Inc. 53 Country Club Rehoboth Country Club, Inc. 61 Dance Studio Alicia’s Dance Studio 67

CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Dance Studio Arthur Murray 13 Dance Studio Festival Ballet Providence 37 Dance Studio Festival Ballet Providence 14 Dance Studio Rosemary’s School of Dance 74 Dance Studio Seekonk Centerstage Dance Studio 81 Dance Studio Step Ahead School of Dance 13 Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. 56 Dentist Lepine Dentistry, LLC 86 Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC 29 Dentist Ritebite Dental 78 Dentist Romani Orthodontics 10 Disposal Service Professional Duct Cleaning 96 Dog Grooming Groom & Style 57 Dog Services Canine Mastery, Inc 40 Duct Cleaning Think Green, Think Clean Air 47 Electrician ALKO Electric 37 Electrician Dorrance Electric 64 Electrician James Tavares Electric 57 Electrician Neal Bellavance Electric 40 Electrician P B Electric 25 Entertainment King Richard’s Faire 52 Events Tuff Scramblers 38 Excavating J. Fisk Construction 18 Excavating MJD Excavating, Inc. 42 Farm Supplies Spring Garden Farm 25 Fence Installation Fence Tech 55 Fence-Sales/Serv. Foxx Fence 53 Fishing The Bass Boys 68 Flooring - All Types Custom Linocraft 46 Flooring - Wood David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors 40 Florist Anjulan’s Florist & Gardens 28 Fuel - Oil Affordable Fuel 59 Fuel - Oil Al’s Quality Oil Co. 6 Fuel - Oil COD OIL 9 Fuel - Oil E & V Oil Co. 96 Fuel - Oil Pricerite Discount Heating Oil 44 Fuel - Oil Stateline Fuel & Burner Service 38 Furniture/Upholstery Masterson Furniture and Upholstery 67 Gift Shop Casa Ideal 20 Glass Fabricator Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. 33 Golf Cars New England Golf Cars 49 Health & Fitness Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness 61 Health & Fitness YMCA - Newman 75 Health Care Community VNA 84 Heating & Air Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning 36 Heating Service COD Heating 66 Heating Service Jay Sheldon’s Heating 51 Heating Service Larry’s Heating & A.C. 30 Heating Service LIMA HVAC, Inc. 45



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cOMPANy NAMe PAGe All Pro 32 Budget Blinds 63 Professional Property Maintenance 57 Stateside Vinyl Siding Company 24 Fuller Brush - Earl Goff Jr. 45 Journey’s Haven Riding School 81 Mary Quality Home Cleaning 41 Farm Family Insurance Company 46 Lefebvre Smith Insurance 23 Acorn Landscapes 41 Atlantic Landscaping 35 Bee Green Lawncare, LLC. 10 Big Sky Landscaping 63 Chris Manley 73 Green Care Landscaping 27 Kimmell Landscaping 49 Lawnscapes 85 MacManus Landscape Services 59 Oakhill Landscape 16 Superior Lawn Care 6 Little Welshman’s Landscape 55 Nathan’s Lawn and Tree 37 Lea Limousine Service 52 Rockin’ Ever After - Feld Entertainme 69 Star Marble & Granite 33 USA karate 51 StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 72 William Gallant, Jr. Masonry Services 63 Adventure Spa 23 East Providence Urgent Care 20 Doug’s Music Retail & Learning Cent 77 Creative Nails 75 Brown Center 36 Oscar Ni,O.D. ,Optometrist 46 Romani Orthodontics 10 Advantage Painting 73 Cronan Painting 30 Delisle & Son Painting & Repair 50 EZ Painting 93 Iachetti Painting Company 62 Lundco Painting LLC. 18 Reliable Painting Co. 65 Action Industries 66 Driveway Medics 55 Mohegan Seal Coating Co 62 Ryan Asphalt Paving 28 Bi-State Pest Control 12 Rehoboth Pet Care 12


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“August” comes from the Latin “Augustus” meaning “great” or “very important.” AUGUST is a “great” and “very important” time to think about the upcoming “HEATING SEASON!” (YES, we said it... “Heating Season”) Just as the old adage goes: “Time flies when you’re having fun” it certainly seems that way now that it’s AUGUST. But soon enough (possibly TOO soon) it will be fall/autumn and those easy & carefree days of summer will be over and thoughts will turn to falling leaves and floating snowflakes (not too far behind!) So here are some “great & very important” things for you to think about now…


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