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September 2011 Volume 7, no. 9
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Hello Waddington Friends and Family!
The Waddington Playground will be built on Saturday, September 10th! This news is very exciting! Please share it will all of your friends and neighbors. We are starting to organize volunteers for build day. There will be activities for the children and refreshments for all. Here is a list of days and areas that we need volunteers for:
Tuesday, September 6th 8 a.m.
Equipment is being delivered and the site will be excavated 10 Volunteers needed to unload the equipment and load it into a storage container
Wednesday, September 7th 8 a.m.
We will be assembling the center of the structure 10 Volunteers needed to assemble the center structure
Saturday, September 10th 7 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m.
All Hands On Deck - any time of the day - even 30 minutes helps
see page 46
We will be assembling the structure, moving mulch, mixing cement, handing out water and tools, preparing food, playing with the children, checking in volunteers, listening to music provided by Self Defense Training Center, and supporting our community! Please reply to this email if you are able to volunteer for any of these days. You can also call Kim at 401-433-2624.
Thank you again for supporting this project!
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Two East Providence Townies Bring Home Medals to the USA
East Providence High School Senior, Taylor Grant and Junior, Taylor Chianese.
East Providence High School Senior, Taylor Grant and Junior, Taylor Chianese, have just returned from competing in Denmark at the Dana Cup, the worldâ€™s second largest youth soccer tournament. They are members of the Tidal Wave SC soccer club who competed in the girls U16 Division. The Dana Cup fields teams from all over the world. There were a total of three (3) teams from the United States which competed in this prestigious tournament. Tidal Wave competed in Division I and won that division with a record of 5-0-1. Taylor and Taylor each scored several international goals contributing to the success of their team. Tidal Wave lost their only game in the semi-finals 1-0 to Ipswich from England, who ultimately won the gold. Tidal Wave was proud to bring home the Bronze Medal back to the United States.
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East Providence News Briefs By Bob Rodericks
$27 Million School Bond Issues Underway East Providence voters recently approved a $15 million dollar bond issue to provide upgrades throughout the school department aging infrastructure. “The work started in April and will be substantially complete in June of 2012,” school department Finance Director Mary King told the Reporter. “$6 million of the $15 million bond work started in July,” she explained. School officials have described these projects as a ‘drop in the bucket’ for what the district’s total needs are, but a ‘much needed shot in the arm.’ There are actually two different bonds that provide money to the city. One is an Energy Service Company (ESCO) bond which will provide the district with $12 million for energy related upgrades. School officials state that these funds are at no cost to taxpayers and are financed through guaranteed project savings and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) reimbursements. The taxpayer funded bond will provide schools with $15 million to correct building code violations and make many needed structural repairs throughout the city schools. The cost to taxpayers of this bond will be an annual budget appropriation of $433,000, according to school officials. A school department PowerPoint presentation last year said that “the Cost per homeowner will be only $16 per year to help us fix our
By Bob Rodericks deteriorating schools!! This equates to just over 4¢ per day per homeowner to ensure we have a far better learning environment for EP children. The taxpayer “Deal of a Lifetime!” Bond issues have historically been enthusiastically supported by East Providence residents. During the growth boom of East Providence’s early days as a city, former superintendent of schools, Edward R. Martin supervised a large but gradual construction plan which saw new neighborhood elementary schools and two new middle schools. After Martin, Superintendent Myron J. Francis directed the building of a new consolidated school in Rumford which replaced old buildings from the early 1900’s. Francis also built school additions in many neighborhoods and developed the ‘Townie Pride’ theme in which building maintenance and beautification projects bounded throughout the city. In the years following Martin and Francis, some elected officials would not approve of capital improvements in school budgets and the school department infrastructure began to deteriorate. Former superintendent Taras Herbowy was successful in gaining approval for a high school addition but the funding wasn’t enough to construct an addition behind the high
school as many wanted. The result is what many observers would say is an unattractive addition to EPHS which sits in the front yard of the school. A few years ago city residents twice overwhelmingly approved bond issues to build the city’s first indoor recreation center. However former mayor Joseph Larisa and ward one councilman Bob Cusack led an effort to prevent the issuance of those bonds. The center was never built - although twice approved by voters - and the city continues to use the long closed old Riverside Junior High School on Pawtucket Avenue, built in the early 1900’s. continued on next page...
Inside This Issue Back To School....................46 Births..................................63 Business Directory...................70 Classifieds................................ 69 Clubs......................................23 Dining Guide............................67 East Bay.................................44 East Bay Center................13 E.P. Chamber of Commerce.....20 EBCAP News............................9 Events & Activities....................28 How You Can Help.................54 Letters to the Editor...................5 Library..................................38 News Briefs................................3 Opinion From the Mayor's Office..12 The Other Side of the Desk...16 Parks & Recreation...............56 People....................................18 School...............................46 Scouting Around Town......40 Senior Center News................59 Sports................................42 Town News.............................10 Weddings..............................64
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The current $15 million bond will provide money to remove asbestos in most schools and replace that with non-asbestos materials; construct doors, toilets, plumbing, wheelchair lifts, an elevator and site drop off and parking, which all meet American Disability Act mandates. $9.2 million will be used to preserve and maintain structures, roof repair and replacement and masonry repairs. Exterior windows and doors and water line replacements will also
be done. The majority of the $9.2M will be used at EPHS, MMS, Hennessey, and Oldham. All schools will see some improvements. A breakdown by school: MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL $2.2M: Code Compliance - $1.1M; repair/replace fire alarm; Emergency Lighting; Sprinkler System; firestopping; signage. ADA/Asbestos $15K; site drop-off, parking. Asset Protection - $1.1M: Roof replacement/repair; masonry repair and exterior windows/ doors. RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL - $736K: Code Compliance - $721K, repair/replace fire alarm; emergency lighting; sprinkler system; ADA/Asbestos - $15K; site, drop-off, parking. MYRON FRANCIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $486K: Code Compliance - $189K, repair/replace fire alarm; emergency lighting; ADA/Asbestos - $80K, ADA doors; ADA toilet accessories and plumbing. Asset Protection - $217K, masonry repair. HENNESSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $2.0M: Code Carpentry & Painting Compliance - $26K, emergency lighting; ADA/Asbestos - $313K; asbestos abatement; ADA Doors; ADA toilet accessories and Basement Remodeling plumbing; site drop-off, parking; Interior & Exterior Work Asset Protection - $1.6M: Exterior windows/doors; masonry and miscellaneous repairs. WADDINGTON ELEMENTARY Where Quality & Affordability Count SCHOOL - $264K: No Job is Too Small Code Compliance - $225K: repair/replace fire alarm; emerSenior Citizen Discount • Free Estimates gency lighting; ADA/Asbestos - $6K, asbestos abatement; asset Thomas H. Huber • LICENSED & INSURED protection: $33K form masonry repair. EP HIGH SCHOOL $3.4M: Code Compliance, $876K; emergency lighting; sprinkler system; ADA/Asbestos: $430K, asbestos abatement; ADA doors; site dropoff, parking; Asset Protection - $1.9M: roof replacement/repair; masonry repair; water line replacement. OLDHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $2.1M: code compliance - $126K; repair/replace fire alarm; emergency lighting; ADA/Asbestos - $29K: asbestos abateIS HOSTING ment; asset protection - $1.9M: roof replacement/repair; OPEN AUDITION masonry repair; exterior windows/doors. ORLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $840K: Code Compliance - $143K; Repair/replace fire alarm; emergenthe cy lighting; washable kitchen; ceiling; ADA/Asbestos - $152K; assunday, september 11, 2011 bestos abatement; ADA Doors; ADA toilet accessories/plumbing; FBP studios - 825 hope street, providence, ri wheelchair lift; asset protection - $545K: masonry repair; exterior windows/doors. KENT HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $287K: 10:00-12:00 Ages: 12+ Code Compliance - $121K: Repair/replace fire alarm; emerHeight: 5’+. 4+ years of serious ballet training. gency lighting; ADA/Asbestos - $37K: site drop-off parking; asset protection; $128K: roof replacement/repair; masonry repair. MEAD12:30- 2:30 Ages: 11+ OWCREST EARLY LEARNING CENTER - $396K: Code Compliance Height: 4’2”+. 2+ years of serious ballet training. - $77K: repair/replace fire alarm; emergency lighting; ADA/Asbestos 3:00- 5:00 Ages: 7-10 - $217K; asbestos abatement; ADA doors; ADA toilet accessories/ Height: 3’8” to 4’4. No dance training required. plumbing; site drop-off, parking; asset protection - $101K Roof replacement/repair; masonry repair. SILVER SPRING 5:30- 6:00 Boys Ages: 7+ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $1.1M: Code Compliance - $147K: Height: All. No dance training required. repair/replace fire alarm; emergency lighting; washable kitchen ceiling; ADA/Asbestos - $203K: asbestos abatement; ADA doors; Call 401.353.1129 for more info. ADA toilet accessories/plumbing; asset protection - $728K: Exterior windows/doors. WHITEKNACT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - $1.2M: Code Compliance - $28K: Emergency lighting, ADA/Asbestos - $232K; asbestos abatement; ADA Doors; ADA toilet accessories/plumbing; 447 York Avenue Pawtucket, RI site drop-off, parking; asset protection $901K: Roof replacement/repair; masonry repair; exterior windows/doors. “We have stretched the limited bond dollars as far as possible to complete as RI Car & Truck Inspection Station many essential repairs as possible within Ford Engines, GM, Cummins, Detroit, the constraints of the limited bond funding.” International, Cat, Alison transmissions concluded the school department bond pre24/7 Road Service sentation to voters. School officials believe Assistance that these projects will only address about 30% of the district’s infrastructure deficiencies.
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Why Are We Spending Money We Don’t Have?
I have been watching with amusement - and consternation - as the Turner Reservoir goes through its ups and downs (literally). While I am confident the originators of this project - and the others on the Blackstone, etc., associated with this - have laudatory goals and sincere intentions, I have to wonder at the overall community’s priorities. Although I haven’t seen what the cost for this part of the project is, public information on other parts of the project would lead one to believe that the total cost will easily exceed $1,000,000 and probably go considerably higher than that. With all the pension problems in the State; the reduction in the number of teachers; the school closings; and increases in all kinds of taxes in a state that already enjoys the highest taxes in the Union, Why Oh Why Are We Spending Money We Don’t Have On A Problem That Doesn’t Exist? Where, for heaven’s sake, are our priorities? On top of all this, the track record for successfully introducing (or reintroducing after 200 years) new species into an ecosystem is very poor. The article in the Reporter states that one of the species to be introduced is alewives. The alewife is a notoriously aggressive fish that fairly decimated the trout population of Lake Michigan when it entered that waterway some years ago. The Turner Reservoir is generally recognized today as one of the best bass fishing spots in the area. Who is assuring us - and backing that up financially - that we won’t have an ecological disaster when these new species enter the reservoir (other than proclaiming that they were there 200 years ago!)?? It took them two years to clean up the dead fish piled along the shoreline of Lake Michigan after the alewives came in! When do we - the residents and citizens - get to VOTE on these projects and the people who champion them?? Thank you! Jerry Weinstein Rumford, RI
Auto Valuations Increase with Taxes
As a lifelong native Rhode Islander I have to say it pains me that I feel this is not a state I am considering to stay in or do business in. I feel that we no longer have ANY representation or recourse when people in government make decisions without having to justify their action. I understand that the governments are having a hard time living within their means and the people running our city, state and federal government just keep passing tax hikes onto the average American. What are we to do, go to our employer and tack on a fee for showing up for work because my household bills have increased and I need to make up a deficit? I don’t mind paying my FAIR share of taxes, but things are getting out of control with fees increasing, property taxes, sales taxes etc. As you all have realized the State of RI has allowed the cities and towns to no longer offer the $6,000 exemption on your automobile valuation for taxes to allow for the cities and town to make up for lost revenue from the State. I knew this was coming and expected the worst that my vehicle would be taxed at the full value of last year. Last year my vehicle was valued at approximately $24,600 so with the $6,000 exemption I was taxed with the City of East Providence on approximately continued on next page...
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$18,600. So I expect the worst to be taxed on my vehicle at $24,100 (now there is a $500 exemption), even though the vehicle is another year older. You can imagine my surprise when I receive my tax bill for the City of East Providence on a vehicle that is now valued at $30,000! I am now taxed on $29,500 with my exemption. I immediately call the tax assessor’s office and I explain the situation and I am offered an appeal package to be sent to my home. I accept and wait for my forms. The form arrives, I have to make three copies, one for the City, one for the State and one for me. I go online to Kelly Blue Book and print the value for my SUV, I go to NADA and print the value, I seek my vehicle for sale at dealerships and private parties and print the document to show the value of my vehicle. From Kelly or NADA it is approximately $25,500. At the dealerships you can buy my SUV from about $20-23,000. In a private sale I could get my SUV from $19-21,000. I then printed the values of the top of the line model of my vehicle at Kelly, NADA, dealerships and private party and this model, which mine is NOT is valued at $29-33,000. I provide all the documentation for my vehicle and am not even taking any wear and tear and mileage, just true market values and I send this in as requested. About 30 days later I receive a simple response back from the State on the form that the original assessment of $30,000 stands. No explanation, nothing… Just a lazy bureaucratic response. I thought the government was “For the People and by the People”, what happened to that? I did all the work to prove you are assessing my vehicle incorrectly, shouldn’t the City and State now PROVE to me that they are correct and not just provide a response like a parent gives a child, “because I said so”. Has anyone else in East Providence noticed their valuation increase more than the $6,000 exemption? Edward Fontaine
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Interesting days we are living in, no? Challenging to say the least for most of us who pay taxes. Just across the pond in England we have seen riots full of mayhem and destruction. Young people want what they think they’re entitled to and now they are expressing themselves by looting and burning. We also saw this type of behavior recently in Greece and France. This is how humans behave when the money runs out. Central Falls is officially bankrupt. We’ll never see riots in Rhode Island right? Think again. It’s my opinion that it isn’t the hardworking middle class that’s going ballistic. It’s the fraudulent beneficiaries of socialized policies. It isn’t the employed. It’s the unemployed. It’s not the truly needy that can’t help themselves either. We’d all agree that some folks need us to help them and good Americans have historically done so. I’m willing to help the truly needy. These social service programs however are abused by fakes liars and frauds. I asked a friend who’s a state worker recently what percentage of her clients were fakes. She said 70%. This from someone who works in the system who sees these people every day. Rhode Island is the state most likely to go bankrupt. We’re first on that list. Rhode Island is last in business friendly. We’re last on that list. State officials DaPonte, Melo, Savage, Duval, Messier and DaSilva get re-elected time and again as if they’re delivering results. The statistics are pathetic however and only tend to benefit unions and social service frauds. Illegals are also very welcome and thriving in Rhode Island. Nice job fellas! People that riot are people that have time to riot. It’s not the people that have accumulated wealth. It’s the people who think they deserve some of your wealth just because you possibly have more than them. They call it social justice. They deserve your money. Most of the laws that come out of the statehouse in Rhode Island and city council here in East Providence have socialistic
September 2011 The Reporter effects. These policies are designed to reach into your wallet and take your money and give it to whomever they choose. If you own property the city takes your money, thousands per year thru real estate tax. If you don’t pay it, they take your house and sell it from underneath you to get the money. If you own a car the city takes more money for owning a car. If you don’t own a car you don’t pay the tax. Should we go back to horse and buggy? If you put gas in that car the state takes a good chunk of that money. If you go too fast the police fine and take your money. If you water your grass the city charges you for using the sewer system even though you didn’t. If you don’t cut the grass you watered, the city forces you to or they drag you into court to explain to a judge (with court costs of course) why you neglected to cut the grass in a timely fashion. If you can afford to go out to eat both the state and the city take a little bit more by taxing what you ate. When you tip your waitress, the federal government and state take a bit from that too. Just recently a state law passed forcing, I repeat, forcing you to chip in 1.60 per billing cycle to help others pay their bills. Even if they just don’t want to pay their bill, you’ll be helping pay theirs. It’s only a little though right? A little here and a little there… In case you didn’t notice, you’re taxed for almost everything you do and use. I’d also like to give a shout out to the East Providence city council for raising fines against those property owners who fail to shovel the city sidewalks in front of their houses. So, let me get this straight. You took my real estate tax and hired someone to plow the road snow onto the sidewalk and now you’re going to punish and fine homeowners who don’t remove the snow you plowed onto the sidewalk. You’re going to fine me for not shoveling a sidewalk I don’t own. I didn’t push the snow there. The city did. I don’t own the sidewalk. The city does. I didn’t send the snow, God did. Are you planning to fine Him too? What about older folks on fixed
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As I am writing this article, the new City Manager has been chosen and an offer is about to be made to the person of the Council’s choice. The person whom we believe to be the one who will finally be able to work with all five of us to move this City forward toward a brighter, more financially sound, business friendly, eco friendly, pro-people City. We have been at a standstill as of late on the forward movement and resolve of many issues, both large and small, that affect the daily lives of each and every one of us on an ongoing basis. I for one am excited on the possibilities that can be accomplished now that we are close to completing the process on assembling our team of City leaders who will represent and lead the dedicated, hard working population of the City of East Providence. I hope to encourage the City Council to support an informal public forum to introduce the new City Manager to any and all residents who wish to meet and talk to their new professional official who was chosen to represent, defend and work for the issues that are important to all of us as Townies. I ask all who are available to join us for this event. A big thank you and collective appreciation goes out to Interim City Manager Orlando A. Andreoni for the dedication and tenacity that he brought to the office for the short time he was there. Hopefully, Andy will stay on as our Solicitor and assist the new City Manager with legal advice and support that is so important in the “lawsuit happy” day and age that we live in as of late! We are hard at work on your behalf to present a plan to the Rhode Island Auditor General to end the ongoing practice of carrying forward a deficit as part of the proposed budgets that are presented to the City Council and School Committee on a yearly basis. It is not an easy task! It involves hours of number crunching, belt tightening and unfortunately unpopular decisions that must be made on the people’s behalf in order to assure that the solvency of our City is not damaged and the bond rating for our community is not decreased any further. The City Council and School Committee are working collectively and individually with both Finance Directors (City and School sides) and City Managers (new and old) and Acting School Superintendent to get this situation under control. Again, I repeat, it is not an easy task!! In involves discussions of “not so pretty” scenarios such as job eliminations, consolidations, possible cutting of services as well as the very unpopular and unaffordable tax increase. We would like to thank our State Representatives and Senators for working out a new School Funding Formula that will assist in this process when projected out over a five year period. Some funding sources that are being bandied about to solve this problem, besides the addition of this new funding source, are the use of all meal taxes that are generated in our City as well as the possible implementation of a “pay as you throw” trash pick-up system which in the long range will generate millions of dollars. You should contact your local City Council and School Committee member with your ideas and opinions! We are working for you and with you and will continue to do so, Until next time…
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Carol DelleFemme Bouchard, was an emergency services secretary in the emergency room of Kent Hospital in Warwick. She was planning to combine a business trip with a brief vacation in Las Vegas. Bouchard was reluctant to travel because of a fear of flying. She even asked her doctor for some tranquilizers before leaving. Bouchard grew up in East Providence and graduated from East Providence High School in 1976. The date of her Las Vegas trip was September 11, 2001. Bouchard lived in Warwick, RI and was converting a room in her home for the care of her father. She and her husband Fred had planned to provide for her Dad’s soon to be needed long term care. During a family outing at the couple’s home that previous summer, Carol announced that she would accompany a friend to a Las Vegas for a 2 or 3 day get-away. Family encouraged her despite her fear of flying. “She needed this brief vacation”, said E.P. resident and older brother, Richard DelleFemme during a recent interview with The Reporter. “I still can’t believe that she is gone”, DelleFemme would often say. A total of five Rhode Islanders were killed on that fateful day in 2001. Terrorists hijacked her plane and crashed it into the World Trade Centers in New York City. Bouchard never made it to her brief vacation from work and home. Richard DelleFemme and his brother Kenneth have not been the same since the “murder” of their younger sister. “She will remain in our hearts forever. We were all changed somehow by this tragedy”, said DelleFemme. “I try to turn this into something positive, although that is hard to do”, he said. DelleFemme has participated in local and national tributes to the 9/11 victims.
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28th Annual EPHS Hall of Fame Induction
By Bob Rodericks The 28th annual East Providence High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea, Massachusetts. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at the high school main office and at Martin and Riverside Middle Schools. Tickets are $40. and include a full dinner. Reception is at 12 noon and dinner at 1:00 p.m. Tickets can also be obtained from Don and Linda Carlson by calling 401-433-3693. The Hall of Fame was created and initiated by former Superintendent of Schools, Myron J. Francis, Class of 1947, and was instituted in 1984 in conjunction with the East Providence High School Centennial Year Celebration. The Hall was designed to recognize distinguished TOWNIE graduates who have brought honor to themselves and to the high school. The five 2011 inductees are: Manuel F. Vinhateiro, Jr.,’65; Thomas Hudson,’72; David Torti,’78; Kevin Robinson,’89 and Kenneth Reall, honorary category. Vinhateiro is a former Superintendent of Schools in East Providence. Hudson is Chief Executive officer of the successful Hudson Companies. Torti is an internationally known entertainment director for headline performers. Robinson is an internationally known athlete/pioneer in BMX bike competition. Reall is the former Director of Athletics for East Providence High School and a well known leader in the sport of competitive swimming. The Hall of Fame Committee invites all to help honor these 2011 inductees by attending this year’s ceremony. Dr. Kenneth R. Walker, class of 1949, retired East Providence school administrator, Rhode Island College professor and current Chairman of the R.I. Parole Board will be Master of Ceremonies. Any EPHS graduate is welcomed to join the Hall of Fame Committee. For further information please email email@example.com.
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East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce
SEPTEMBER CHAMBER EVENTS Business After Hours Tuesday, September 13 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location and Hosted by: Navigant Credit Union 230 Newport Avenue, Rumford, RI Put a face with a name! Meet Chamber members in-person and get your fall networking off to a great start! Everyone gets time to introduce themselves at this event. Bring lots of businesscards for exchanging and raffle prizes.
FREE for EP Area Chamber members $15pp non-members. Registration required by 9/9/11. Contact the Chamber.
Business During Hours Wednesday, September 28 12:00pm - 1:29pm Check-in: 11:45am - Noon Registration required by Noon 9/27/11. Contact the Chamber.
Location: Chelo's Restaurant 911 Warren Avenue, Rt. 6, East Providence, RI The Chamber's monthly networking luncheon. Leads and lunch DURING the workday. Everyone gets time to present a 60-second "commercial" about their business. Shy people welcome.
$20pp for EP Chamber members; $30pp non-members
Pay at the door. No-shows will be billed. $5 extra for walk-ins
Attention: Chamber Fans and New England Patriots Fans
How would you like to watch the 2011 Patriots vs Colts game in-person from a warm, luxury suite at Gillette Stadium on December 4th? The opportunity is closer than you think! EP Chamber Members: Just get five businesses to join the East Providence Area Chamber before October 31 and you and a guest can join us.
Thank you John Birs for sharing your Gillette Stadium luxury suite with the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce!
Get creative! Invite your employees to help and then raffle off the two seats. Partner with a chamber member friend and bring in 5 new members between you and you each get one seat! We even have a new member promotion going on to help you sign-up new members! Contact the Chamber for details or visit www.eastprovchamber.com
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Katie Lydon Named to Dean’s List at Assumption College
Worcester, MA - Katie Lydon of Riverside, RI, class of 2014, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2011 semester at Assumption College. Assumption students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher to make the Dean’s List. About Assumption College Founded in 1904, Assumption is a Catholic, liberal arts college with strong academic programs in professional and business studies. Assumption offers a personalized educational experience grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. Assumption graduates are known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service.
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Roger Williams University Announces Spring 2011 Dean’s List
Bristol, RI - The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University Dean’s List for the Spring 2011 semester. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester, provided that they have not received any of the following grades: F, I, NP or NS. Andrew T. Clark, a resident of East Providence, RI Craig J. Fitzpatrick, a resident of East Providence, RI Sonia Martinez, a resident of East Providence, RI Chelsea L. Johnston, a resident of Riverside, RI Brittany M. Onesti, a resident of Riverside, RI Dawn A. Sullo, a resident of Riverside, RI About RWU: Roger Williams University located in Bristol, R.I. is a leading independent, coeducational liberal arts university with education for the professions, where students learn to be global citizens. With 42 academic programs, an array of co-curricular activities and study abroad opportunities on six continents, RWU is committed to its mantra of learning to bridge the world. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.
Cats Alive! 11th Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction
Warwick, Rhode Island - PawsWatch, Rhode Island’s Volunteer Network for Feral Cats, will hold a dinner dance and silent auction at the Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, RI on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at pawswatch.org or you may send a check made payable to PawsWatch, PO Box 7005, Warwick, RI 02887. Please specify the number of tickets and your name will be added to our guest list. Proceeds will help pay for veterinary care and provide food & shelter for feral cats. For more information contact PawsWatch at cats@pawswatch. org or 401.848.9867. If you love animals and are looking for an opportunity to reduce the suffering of feral cats in your community, please support PawsWatch’s upcoming Cats Alive! dinner dance and silent auction.
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Club News & Announcements On the 73rd anniversary of the great 1938 hurricane, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will present a program about the threat to Rhode Island by hurricanes and relate it to the 1938 hurricane. The guest speaker will be Dr. Isaac Ginis a professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Dr Ginis has an international reputation as a leading expert in numerical modeling and forecasting of air-sea interaction during hurricanes. He is actively involved in both the U.S. and international tropical cyclone research and forecast communities. He has published over 70 papers in scientific journals and books on this subject and authored a chapter on hurricane-ocean interaction for the book, “Global Perspectives on Tropical Cyclones”. Dr. Ginis is a recipient of several national awards, including the 2001 NOAA Outstanding Scientific Paper Award. He was named the 2002 Environmental Hero by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. Please come and join us for this interesting program. After Dr Ginis’s talk, there will be a period for members of the audience to share their experiences and stories of the 1938 Hurricane.
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The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse are having an exciting raffle to help raise funds for the continued restoration of the lighthouse. Tickets for this raffle are $10.00 3 for $25.00 Call Dave Kelleher at 433-2763 or Joe Estrella at 323-2260 The winners will be announced at 6:30, Sept 21st before the Sept Meeting of FPRL
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St. Brendan Forever Young Club
The St. Brendan Forever Young Club will hold its next member meeting on September 13, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the school assembly room. There will be a business meeting, an ice cream social, and dues can be paid for the 2011-2012 season. Dues are $10. Membership is open all year, and we would like to say “welcome” to anyone 55 years of age and over.
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East Providence Historical Society September Calendar of Events Wednesday, September 7, 7 p.m. Board Meeting - Members Welcome John Hunt House Museum 65 Hunts Mill Road, Rumford, RI
Sunday, September 11, 1- 4 p.m. John Hunt House Museum Open
65 Hunts Mill Road, Rumford, RI Part of the Blackstone Valley National Corridor, Hunts Mills is the site of the earliest mills on the Ten Mile River with natural falls and a Denil fish ladder. Our 1750 museum house is home the Society and its collections and a variety of exhibits including Rumford Baking Powder, Hunt and Walker family heirlooms. The kitchen herb and perennial gardens are within a Master Gardener site.
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Monday, September 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Members Meeting - Public Invited Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI Uncovering the Past – “Show and Tell” of East Providence Treasures
In celebration of Museum Day, an annual September event hosted by the Smithsonian magazine, a carefully chosen collection of artifacts from the East Providence Historical Society will be displayed and their stories shared on at the Weaver Library. We promise you’ll be both fascinated and entertained. The East Providence Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage and enjoying the history of our city. http://www. ephist.org 401.438.1750
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Come One, Come All to the American Legion Auxiliary’s Fall Bazaar
On Saturday, 10/15, the American Legion Auxiliary of Seekonk will hold their annual Fall Bazaar. It will be held indoors at the American Legion Post located at 351 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. Spaces are still available for $25.00. Please contact Kathy at 401-434-8917 or email@example.com for more information.
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Non-persihable food donations are welcome to benefit the East Providence Food Bank All proceeds to benefit various American Legion Programs
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Improve your communication, presentation and leadership skills. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when speaking, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday each month at the United Methodist Eldercare at 30 Alexander Ave, East Providence, RI, 02914 Meetings start at 5:30 and end at 7:30pm. The meetings for September are the 1st and 15th. Visit us at http://eastbay.freetoasthost.us/index.html or contact us at Shae.email@example.com
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Carpenter Museum Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, Friday September 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Please join us for an evening of fine wine, hors d’oeuvres, lively conversation and great deals! For just $10 members, including free wine glass ($12 non-members) you will savor a variety of wines and foods, learning about the history of the wines and how to serve them. This is a kick-off event for our next oral history project, “Remembering Rehoboth School Days.” For our 20112012 season we’ll be pairing Rehoboth young people with past students, teachers and administrators to gather memories. For more information contact the Carpenter Museum, 4 Locust Ave., Rehoboth: 508252-3031, www.carpentermuseum.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
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18th Century Folk Art & Photography Gravestone Tour Sunday October 16, 1-3 p.m.
Grab your camera and come saunter through the Palmer River cemetery on Lake St. in Rehoboth with Vince Luti, an expert on local gravestone art. Vince insists that there’s no substitute for getting outside and actually seeing gravestone artwork. He’ll demonstrate tricks for taking great photos. Meet us at the Palmer River cemetery at 1pm on Sunday October 16. Call the Carpenter Museum for reservations and information: 508-252-3031.
The Folk Art & Artisans Show is Coming! Sat. Nov. 4, 4-9 p.m., Sun. Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Once again the annual Folk Art & Artisans Show will be held at Francis Farm off County Street in Rehoboth. Mark your calendars for Sat. Nov. 4, 4-9pm and Sun. Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit over 60 artisan booths. Sample delicious kettle corn, freshly baked donuts and much more! For information contact the Carpenter Museum: 508-252-3031, www.carpentermuseum.org, email@example.com.
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Events & Activities Church Street Coffeehouse
The Church Street Coffeehouse presents JP Jones in concert on Saturday Sept. 10th at 8 p.m. The Coffeehouse is located in the lower level of the First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Warren, RI. JP Jones “May well be the best modern folk musician in the country… extraordinarily rewarding fare, easily the best genuine modern folk music I’ve heard in the last 10 years” Mark Tucker, OpEd News.com. With twelve CD releases of original sons, Jones is the area’s most prolific independent recording artist. Best known for his folk-influenced songwriting, his recorded work has been compared to giants like Lenard Cohen and Bob Dylan and contemporaries like Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen and Mark Knofler. For more information on JP Jones go to www.jpjones.net. Tickets for the show are $10 at the door and refreshments are available with a good will donation. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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The Chorus of East Providence Open Sing
The Chorus of East Providence will celebrate five years of music with two holiday concerts in December 2011 and two Spring Summer concerts in 2012. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings St. Margaret's Church basement on Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. We invite new members to join during the Open Sing Tuesday’s September 6th, September 13th, and September 20th. We especially welcome Men to our Tenor and Bass sections. The mission of The Chorus of East Providence is to educate its members and the public about music and choral singing while fostering an appreciation of music by all, enhancing the cultural life of the community. 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, led by its Board of Directors operating in accordance with its Bylaws, is a diverse, intergenerational, non-auditioned group of people who love to sing. The Chorus encourages charitable donations to provide scholarships for music students. Music Director Beth Armstrong also directs the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus and the Summer Chorus of Little Compton and Westport. She is a piano and voice instructor at Roger Williams University and former Chair of the Choral Department, RI Philharmonic Music School. Our Accompanist Victoria Lambrozo, has a Master’s Degree in Piano from Odessa Conservatory, Ukraine, and currently teaches piano at her studio. For further information about the Chorus of East Providence please visit ChorusofEP.org.
Hello Waddington Friends and Family!
A. M. Waddington Elementary’s first ever on-site playground will be built on Saturday, September 10th starting at 7 a.m. with coffee and donuts. Because of the generosity of so many local businesses and community members the playground committee has raised over $17,000. We were also the recipients of a $15,000 grant from the organizations of KaBOOM and Dr.Pepper/Snapple Group after winning the Let’s Play video contest (only video in New England to win) This makes the total raised in just six months over $32,000. This project has been developed with much love, dedication, persistence and determination by caring community members working alongside the playground committee. We are seeking over 100 volunteers; who do not have to be skilled, trained or have any special tools; they just have to be enthusiastic, energetic, a team player, willing to work, and have fun, fun, fun! I would love to extend an invitation to you and your family to come to our build day; where many kids will gather to watch their friends, parents, neighbors, and community leaders build an incredible playground. The build will go through the day and finish up around four o’clock. We will provide food, beverages, music and entertainment throughout the day. We hope you can join us even for just an hour. We are also looking for volunteers to help prep the site on Tuesday Sept. 6th and Wednesday Sept. 7th starting around 8 am. Where are also looking for any building supplies that you would like to donate for the day. (paint brushes, drop cloths, tools, buckets, tape measures, drills, etc.) I look forward to hearing from you! Please let me know if you will be able to make/volunteer for the build! Please call/email me with any question, concerns, or ideas that you have about our community build day or the playground itself. When people come together for common goal… great and wonderful things can be accomplished! Sincerely, Jessica Beauchaine Waddington Playground Committee 401-437-4255/ Beau2119@aol.com
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Festival Ballet Providence News Nutcracker Auditions:
Children’s Dancing And Acting Roles In Festival Ballet Providence’s Production SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th , 2011
Providence, RI – Festival Ballet Providence Artistic Director Mihailo “Misha” Djuric announces open auditions for its annual holiday production, The Nutcracker. Children from the greater Providence area and surrounding communities are offered the opportunity to perform with Festival Ballet Providence’s professional dancers on the magnificent stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Auditions will take place Sunday, September 11st at the Festival Ballet Providence studios, 825 Hope Street on Providence’s East Side. Over 100 children age 7 and up will be selected to fill many children’s roles, including Party Boys, Party Girls, Candy Dolls, Mice, Soldiers, Angels and Trepak (Russian) Corps. Audition times are scheduled by dancer height, age and experience as noted below. The selective audition process takes approximately one and one half hours for each age group. There is a $25 audition fee payable to Festival Ballet Providence. 10:00 to Noon — Dancers aged 12 and older. Height: 5 feet and up, with at least 4+ years of serious ballet training. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.— Dancers aged 11 and older. Height: 4 foot 2 inches and up, with 2+ years of serious ballet training. 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — Dancers aged 7 to 10 years old. Height: 3 feet 8 inches to 4 feet 4 inches tall. No dance training required. Dance and/or theater experience a plus. 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. — Boys ages 7 and up, no height or training requirements Dance and/or theater experience a plus. Girls auditioning for roles should wear a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers and have hair in a bun. Boys should be dressed in dark tights, sweatpants or bike shorts, white t-shirt and black or white ballet slippers. Those auditioning should bring a simple head shot, and plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled audition to register. Preregistration is not required. All casting will be announced prior to the first day of rehearsals. Rehearsals will begin September 18th, and run Saturdays and/ or Sundays thereafter in October, November and December. All rehearsals will be held at the Festival Ballet Providence studios at 825 Hope Street. Rehearsing for and performing in The Nutcracker is excellent training for untold numbers of young dancers as they pursue their dance education, whether it be a student aiming to be a professional dancer, or a child who simply enjoys being a character on stage. For either, the experience is a rich and memorable one. Discover Dance performances provide young performers the joy of performing to an audience made up almost entirely of peers: school groups from throughout the region. Festival Ballet Providence’s The Nutcracker has become an annual holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. This year performance dates are December 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th at PPAC. As noted by the Providence Journal, “Festival Ballet Providence’s The Nutcracker remains the same – excellent”. With colorful costumes and scenery, a cast of over 100, giant mice and toy soldiers, and Tchaikovsky’s memorable score, this colorful production enchants audiences young and old. The magic of The Nutcracker is an unforgettable part of Christmas in Providence. Those participating in continued on next page...
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Motorcycle Run & Block Party In memory of Nathan D. Crowell (who lost his life “blocking the shot”, in the last 3 seconds of an ice hockey game, saving the game for his team!)
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Ten Mile River Watershed Council Harvest Moon Walk
Please join the Ten Mile River Watershed Council for a free Harvest Moon Walk on Monday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the Bridgam Farm parking area on Route 114A in East Providence, across from Hunt’s Mills. We will walk through woods and fields along the Ten Mile River and Turner Reservoir. This walk is about a mile and a half of easy walking. Please arrive 15 minutes early. For more information, please email hiking@ tenmileriver.net or visit our web page www.tenmileriver.net.
Fifth Annual Great Pumpkin Festival In North Smithfield, RI Saturday, September 17, 2011
Food / Beverage Bands / Music Helicopter Rides Eyemobile Car Cruise Hayrides Fun for Kids* Demonstrations Farmer’s Market Organizations Picnic Area
Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Rain Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Where: Redway Plain – (Corner of Route 44, Bay State Road, and Pond Street) Rehoboth, Massachusetts
*Registration for kids games from 10:0010:30 AM day of the event. Games run from 11:00 AM to Noon. (Games Include: 3-Legged Race, Pie Eating Contest, Apple Bobbing, and more. Prizes Awarded!
No Admission Charge! Something for Everyone! FREE Parking in Field located off of Pond Street
Residents and visitors alike in Rhode Island’s historic Blackstone River Valley can experience early pre-autumn family fun, along with discovering gourds galore, at the Fifth Annual Great Pumpkin Festival. Don’t miss this special event happening Saturday, September 17, 11 am-4 pm, on the grounds of North Smithfield, RI High School, located at the intersection of Providence Pike and Greenville Road. This year’s event will be spectacular as ever with activities and plenty of live entertainment for everyone. Highlights include live entertainment from popular local band Brass Attack, children’s entertainers and amusements, martial arts demonstrations, contests, touch a truck displays, food and beverages and more! Try your skills at pumpkin chucking, with a medieval style catapult trebuchet, where pumpkins are tossed mid air to hit targets and chances for participants to win prizes. Festival entry buttons are on sale for $1/advance and $2/day of event at the gate. Buy buttons now at varied sales locations in town. For more on the Firth Annual Great Pumpkin Festival, including button sales sites, events updates, and for festival volunteers, call North Smithfield Town Hall at 401-767-2200 or go to the web at http://GreatPumpkinFestival.org.
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EP High School Class of 1956 55th Reunion Saturday, September 17th
at Wannamoisett Country Club, East Providence
Members of the class were from East Providence and Seekonk as Seekonk did not have a high school in the fifties. The committee is trying to locate the following classmates: Carol Benett Case Marilyn Collins Hench Clairemarie Crane Margaret E. Csisar Parenteau Dennis Donovan Beverly E. Drake Roberts Kenneth Horton Judith Ann Jones Carol I. Main Fernandez Robert J. Medeiros Lionel L. Moreau Roberta Renaus Olsen Sally Ann Watts Judith Yates Munson Please contact June Dias Mace if you have had a change of address in the past five years (508-336-8709).
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FORE! Register today for Bay View Academy’s 2011 Golf Tournament Monday, September 19th Wannamoissett Country Club 1pm shotgun start • 5pm cocktails & dinner
Now is the time to break out your golf clubs, fix your hook, cure a slice and practice putting. You still have time to get your golf game up to the challenge of Wannamoisett Country Club for Bay View’s 11th Annual Academy Classic on Monday, September 19th. The field is filling fast, so register today! Wannamoisett is ranked in the top 50 courses in the nation by Golf Magazine, GolfWeek and Golf Digest. No excuses......get your “A” game in full swing and see you in the Fall! Golf Steering Committee: Carla Ciorlano ‘03; Lorraine Ciorlano; Dianne DeNuccio; Michaela Testa Frattarelli ‘93; Norma Fleming, RSM; Sean Gately; Sheryl and Jonathan Langfield, Auction Chairs; Kevin Lethbridge, Foursome Chair; Mary E. McGinn ‘61; John O’Neill, Tournament Activities Chair; Barbara Papitto; Patricia Parker; Amanda Parker ‘07; Ryan Porter; Kathy Raposa; Michelle Rockwell, Hospitality Chair; Rosie Connors ‘76, Sr. Director of Institutional Advancement; Bethany Mascena Tracy ‘91, Director of Special Events The Golf Steering Committee is meeting now to make this year’s tournament a success. If you are interested in donating an item to the auction or helping the day of the tournament, please attend the next meeting or contact Bethany Mascena Tracy, Director of Special Events by email or phone (401) 434-0113 x103. We look forward to seeing you on September 19th!
All Saints Anglican Church
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Calling All Vendors to register now for the Third Annual ‘Art, Craft and Vendor Fair’ at All Saints Anglican Church at 1188 South Main Street in Attleboro, MA which will take place on September 24, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call the church office and request that a registration form be e-mailed to you, or sent by regular mail. All details are spelled out on the registration form. The deadline is August 27th, but it is suggested you register early to reserve space. Food and drink will be served during the day and the coffee is always on. Vendor spaces are available both inside and outside. The Fair will take place rain or shine. Janet Donovan is chairing this event and all proceeds will benefit our youth programs. Space is limited, therefore please call to register today at 508-222-2640.
Church Craft Fair
Table Space available for Annual Art Craft & Vendor Fair to be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at All Saints Anglican Church. Artists, Crafters and Vendors needed for 3rd Annual event, interested parties are asked to call the church office at 508-222-2640 and leave their name and number for Janet Donovan, who is chairperson for this annual event. All Saints Anglican is located at 1188 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA.
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As a special offer, take both cruises for just $25/person. Advanced reservations for these cruises is required, as the riverboat tours are a very popular attraction and sell out quickly! Please reserve your tickets NOW for these special riverboat tours by calling the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200.
34th Annual RI Heritage Day Festival & RING Celebration of Diversity Saturday, September 24 - noon to dusk
Rhode Island Water Celebration Day Saturday, September 24, 2011 Nature and Wildlife River Tours on Blackstone Valley Explorer
Saturday, September 24, 2011, join with the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council as we honor Rhode Island Water Celebration Day, with two special cruises along a scenic portion of the historic Blackstone River, aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer river tour boat. We are offering two scenic cruises on the river on September 24 that give passengers an up close and personal perspective of the amazing nature and wildlife found inside Valley Falls Marsh, one of Rhode Island’s largest urban preserves. The marsh area is habitat to a diversity of birds and wild animals hidden along the industrial and cultural heritage of Rhode Island’s Blackstone River Valley. Riverboat tours will provide passengers an interpretation of the region’s proud history and traverse through the Blackstone River, where captivating nature can be seen. There will be a 7:30 am Sunrise Cruise, and a 5:30 pm Sunset Cruise. Both tours will operate from Central Falls Landing, at Broad Street & Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, RI. Each tour will last one hour. Here are complete details on each cruise happening: (in the event of rain, the cruises will occur Saturday, October 1, 2011)
7:30 A.M. Sunrise Cruise
Get up with the birds and come on board, there will be coffee, orange juice, muffins and donuts for you to enjoy while you cruise the river. There is a colony of mute swans on Valley Falls Pond adjacent to the river. Osprey and hawks search the river for prey. Red Wing Blackbirds, Great Blue herons, and swifts are regular visitors to the river. The river in the early morning is totally different from the river in the evening.
Roger Williams National Memorial Park, 282 North Main St., Providence, RI Rain date: Sunday, September 25, 2011.
“Travel around the world in a day” Admission to this family event is FREE
Rhode Islanders of all ages are invited to join in a lively celebration of our state’s rich cultural heritage. The Roger Williams National Memorial (North Main St) will be filled with booths from countries such as Bolivia, Guatemala, India, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Haiti and others that will showcase their culture, music, and dance. This year the RIHPHC committees have joined with the RI National Guard, The Peace Flag Project and RISCA (RI State Council on the Arts)to celebrate peace, diversity and the rich ethnic cultures in the state of Rhode Island. The booths will have cultural exhibits and display craft demonstrations from all over the world. The food court will have a mouthwatering array of traditional foods and drinks. The children’s area will have The Peace Flag Project, face painting, story telling, and arts and craft. The RING rock wall will be there for the adventurous at heart. There will be authentic re-enacting of the military branches from different eras. A parade of international flags representing over 30 countries will start off the day. Dancers and musicians from various countries dressed in native and colorful costumes will perform Saturday afternoon. The RIARNG “Governors Own” 88th Army Band will be closing out this wonderful family friendly event. Afterwards you can then walk over and enjoy the WaterFire to close out the day. We are part of the Providence 375 Celebrations and RI Latino CommUNITY Celebration. The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state office for historic preservation and heritage programs. The Commission is responsible for developing and carrying out programs to document, support, and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island’s people. The Commission is also Rhode Island’s statewide historic preservation program, which identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, and archaeological sites.
5:30 P.M. Sunset Cruise
As dusk comes to the river a new set of characters comes out. Come on board and relax after a busy weekend day and enjoy apple cider and cookies. Swifts dive-bomb the water scooping up bugs for their dinner. Canada geese search the shallows for a delicious meal. The muskrats and river otter are sometimes seen along the river’s edge. Turtles watch you glide by on the boat as intently as you watch them. The river in the evening is totally different from the river in the morning. Tickets for each of the riverboat tours are $15/person and each cruise is limited to 40 persons.
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First United Methodist Church
The First United Methodist Church of Warren/Bristol, 25 Church St. Warren, RI will be holding a Quilt Show on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This will be a collection of quilts gathered by friends of the church and anyone willing to share their quilts with the public and displayed in the sanctuary. Goodwill donations will be accepted at the door and a light luncheon will be available in the Fellowship Hall at a nominal fee. If anyone would like to help with the event or has a quilt that they would like to share with us, please call Tina Costello at (508) 675-7347.
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Sylvio Gario will teach beginner and intermediate users how to use their Apple products, such as the MacBook (laptop) and iMac (desktop computer). Find out how Macs differs from PC’s, get tips on navigation, menus, applications, how to connect to a wireless network, and the basics of Safari (web browser). Sylvio Gario has a professional background in computer support and technical training. Formally trained in Digital Photography at RISD, he works primarily with Apple products as a Visual Artist. Free and open to all but registration is required, call 433-4877.
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Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Roland Comtois will discuss his book “And Then There was Heaven”. The book is a compilation of Roland’s autobiographical experiences as a channel with real-life stories and inspirational advice. An engaging read for persons of all faiths, it offers timely spiritual messages that heaven exists both within and around us. Roland Comtois is an internationally acclaimed channel, speaker and author. Free and open to all. For more information call 433-4877.
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We read and act out great stories, tell jokes, make crafts, eat snacks, play games, and more! Wednesdays, 3:45 – 4:45, grades 1 – 5 September 21 – November 30 Book Selection is read during the program. Bookies will meet at 3:30 on Wed., October 5 for a presentation by BMX Professional and X Games Gold Medalist Kevin Robinson a.k.a. K-Rob.
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Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Grades 1 & up. Call 434-2453 to register. Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 17 The kids will build a US stamp collection, and try some topical stamp collecting. Other activities include First Day Covers, event covers, and even Polar Philately! Children will also get the chance to build stamp exhibits and put them on display at the RI Philatelic Society’s annual stamp show. This club is supported by the RI Philatelic Society. Society members mentor & instruct new collectors on how to collect, display, and exhibit stamps and postal history. Stamps & materials are provided by donations from members and friends.
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Thursday, September 15, 3:45-4:45 for all ages Visit with Daisy, a very happy and friendly beagle with a disability. Kids will be encouraged to read a bit of their favorite book to Daisy. Kindermusik Demo Classes @ East Providence Public Libraries Kindermusik Demo Classes Thursday, Sept. 8 @ Weaver Library (41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI, 434-2453) Parents and children are invited to enjoy music and movement along with wonderful bonding moments. 10:00 a.m. - Newborns through 18 months 10:30 a.m. - 18 months through 5 years Each class is limited to 15 children. Call 434-2453 to register. Provided by Zabinski Music Studios in Pawtucket. www.zabinskimusicstudio.com.
Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book at the Weaver Library Monday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Are you hungry for some wine-soaked bass served with oysters and cranberries, roast shoulder of lamb seasoned with sweet herbs, or almond cheesecake infused with rosewater? Did you know that, beginning with one published in 1615, the cookbooks used in New England contained many such delightful recipes? Join authors Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald for a slide lecture and lively overview of the three-hundred-year history of New England cooks and cookbooks, along with almost 400 authentic recipes. Refreshments will include a sample item from a vintage recipe! Copies of Northern Hospitality will be available for sale and signing.
“Show and Tell” of East Providence Treasures at the Weaver Monday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m.
In celebration of Museum Day, an annual September event hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine, a carefully chosen collection of artifacts from the East Providence Historical Society will be displayed and their stories shared. We promise that you will be both fascinated and entertained. For a sneak preview, stop by the Library. Note: The John Hunt House on Hunts Mill Road in Rumford, RI will open it’s doors for MUSEUM DAY on Saturday, September 24, 9:00-4:00 p.m. To obtain a FREE admission ticket for you and a guest to the John Hunt House, please visit www.smithsonianmag. com/museumday/ The 2011-2012 Book Club Season begins at the East Providence Public Library! Contact Librarian Joyce May for information on monthly book discussions at the Weaver, Riverside, and Rumford Libraries! Weaver Library programs are free and open to all. Questions? Contact Adult Services Librarian Joyce May at 435-1986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Girl Scouts of Rhode Island Welcomes New CEO
Girl Scouts of Rhode Island announced today that Jean-Ann McGrane has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. McGrane will assume leadership of the organization on August 22, 2011. She will focus on bringing Girl Scouts, who celebrate their first 100-year anniversary in 2012, into the next 100 years as the most relevant organization for all girls. McGrane has been driving innovation in conservation, public health and economic development for over 20 years, including notable community partnerships and executive management. For over 10 years, she has been President of J.A. McGrane & Associates, a consulting organization in Gardiner, New York, specializing in solutions to complex conservation and economic development issues. For five years, she served as City Manager of the City of Newburgh, New York. There, McGrane worked closely with elected officials, community representatives and business leaders to attract
September 2011 The Reporter grant funding and investment partners to revitalize the city’s neighborhoods, downtown and waterfront. She also led the initiative to create its 25-year sustainable master plan. At the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as Regional Director, she oversaw all environmental regulation, natural resource conservation initiatives and campground management for the Hudson Valley. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, establishing one of the nation’s first occupational and environmental health programs for health care workers. McGrane is particularly excited about the opportunity to return to Rhode Island to lead the organization that did so much to shape the person she has become. “Girl Scouts contributed significantly to who I am today,” she says. “My passion for preserving and protecting the environment and my commitment to initiatives that support strong communities stem directly from my years at Camp Hoffman, where I was a camper starting at 7 years old, and in Rhode Island where I grew up. I see this as a chance to influence programs that will prepare the next generation of girls to become leaders capable of ensuring the long term health of our planet.” “We are so pleased to welcome Jean to GSRI,” said Kathryn Gann, PhD, Chair of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Rhode Island. “After an extensive search by our CEO Search Committee, the GSRI Board unanimously chose Jean as the most qualified and best able to bring a strength to our organization that will lead us well into the 21st century. She will provide our members with a vision of a world that is a better place, thanks to the courage, confidence and character that Girl Scouting will bring to girls throughout our jurisdiction.” Maintaining and growing membership will be a focus as McGrane assumes leadership of GSRI. She wants to build on and expand existing GSRI initiatives to reach populations that may not have had the tradition of Girl Scouting in their families and communities, especially in urban areas of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Equally important is ensuring the organization’s fiscal stability, the key to continuing current operations and to creating and implementing new programs and initiatives. “My first priority is getting to know the Girl Scout team - the staff, board of directors, volunteers and, of course, the girls,” says McGrane. “They are, after all, the heart and soul of the organization - the reason it exists and keeps going. Together we will explore new directions to ensure the organization’s long term sustainability, within the existing strategic plan.” “Girl Scouts needs to provide what girls want and need in a world driven by social media and technology, while providing the mainstay of the organization’s 100 years of success - a safe, nurturing place for girls to gain the confidence, skills and compassion needed for success in the future.” Going forward, McGrane welcomes opportunities for creative partnerships with other state organizations to develop programs in science and math, health and wellness and preservation of Rhode Island’s precious environmental resources. “Girl Scouts can enhance what other organizations are doing, and vice versa,” she says. “There’s a tremendous opportunity for synergy in projects like go-green and women’s leadership.” She would like to initiate programs state-wide that become the model for other states and even the country McGrane succeeds CEO Jan Feyler, who retired in March. “Jan was a highly successful leader, growing the organization significantly during her 17 years as CEO,” says McGrane. “I am fortunate to have her strong foundation to build on.” McGrane holds a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Public Health from University of Illinois and a BA from Wellesley College. She is an avid outdoorswoman - a hiker, cyclist and swimmer - a choral singer and artist who looks forward to creating landscapes
of Rhode Island scenes. If time allows, she also hopes to continue her volunteer work in adult literacy tutoring and Community Supported Agriculture. Girl Scouts of Rhode Island is one of more than 100 Girl Scout councils in the United States. It includes girls from all over Rhode Island; from Pawcatuck, Connecticut; and from 13 communities in southeastern Massachusetts: Bellingham, Blackstone, Attleboro, Fall River, North Attleboro, Plainville, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Wrentham, Millville, Rehoboth and Seekonk. In 2010, Girl Scouts of Rhode Island served 11,900 girls in grades K-12 and 3,400 adults.
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2011 EP Parks & Rec. Dept. Annual Awards Night
The East Providence Parks & Recreation Department sponsored its annual Awards Night on Thursday, August 4th, at the East Providence City Hall. This event is the culmination of the Departments summer playground program.
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Monarchs, Hawks and Wild Mushroom Walks! Audubon Society of Rhode Island
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Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Swoop into Bristol for the largest celebration of raptors in New England. Eagles, hawks, falcons and owls – the hunters of the avian world – will be featured in live flight presentations, educational programs, and activities for the whole family. Join raptor experts from across the Northeast as they showcase a wide variety of these extraordinary birds. Admission: $8/member adult, $4/member child. Two-day member pass: $13/adult, $6/child. $10/non-member adult, $5/non-member child. Two-day nonmember pass: $17 adult, $8 child. Children under 4 are free. One Day Family 4 pack: 2 adults and 2 children: $20/members; $25/non-members Raptor Weekend is sponsored by: RI PBS, NextEra Energy
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The 9th Annual “In Step for Autism” 3K Walk/5K Run & Family Field Day Sunday, September 25, 2011 Colt State Park in Bristol, RI Registration & Breakfast – 10:00 a.m. 5K Run – 11:00 a.m. 3K Walk – 11:15 a.m.
Join the Groden Network and ASA-RI for a day of family fun at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI as we make a difference in the lives of persons with autism. This year we will once again have a 5K Run. Runners will automatically be entered in a special FREE raffle. Prizes will be given to top three finishers in each age group and overall. Register here by Friday, September 23, fee is $15, day of race $20. Runners have the option to secure donations in lieu of entry fee. Donations Must Exceed $20. After the walk/run, be sure to stay and enjoy the BBQ and family field day complete with games, field events, pumpkin painting, raffle and much more. Family entertainment will be provided until 2:00 P.M. T-shirts will be given to all participants while supplies last. 100% of the proceeds from the event support autism programs in Rhode Island. To register for the event go to: WWW.FIRSTGIVING.COM/ASARIGRODEN. For more information please contact, Kelly Azera at (401) 274-6310 ext. 1266 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Making a difference has never been so easy!
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All schools in the City of East Providence will be open for the 2011-2012 school year on Thursday, September 8, 2011. The first day of school will be a regular school day. Please note revised start and end times for middle schools and the high school. All staff will report for orientation on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8:30 A.M. in the East Providence High School Auditorium. High School 7:50 A.M. to 2:10 P.M. Only freshman (Grade 9) will report on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:50 A.M. All students in Grade 9-12 will report on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 7:50 A.M. Middle Schools 8:20 A.M. to 2:35 P.M. Elementary Schools 8:55 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (No Change) Kindergarten to Grade 5: Francis, Orlo, Hennessey, Silver Spring, Kent Heights, Waddington, Meadowcrest, Whiteknact, Oldham. All students entering elementary and secondary schools for the FIRST time in East Providence must register at the Central Registration Center located at the School Department Administration Building, 80 Burnside Avenue, East Providence. Children entering kindergarten for the first time must be five (5) years of age by September 1, 2011 and children entering first grade must be six (6) years of age by September 1, 2011. Bus Schedules are posted on the School Department website (epschoolsri.com) and published in local newspapers. Lunch Prices: Secondary: $2.50, Elementary: $2.25 Important School Department Numbers: Attendance & Registration 433-6210; Transportation 433-6229; Human Resources 433-6214; Special Services 433-6216; Superintendent 433-6222, or email, email@example.com.
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As summer comes to a close and the school year rapidly approaches, now is the perfect time to help your child develop healthy eating habits. These tips will help you make easy and healthy lunches that your child will want to eat (and won’t trade with classmates)!
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Orlo Avenue fourth and fifth grade students were excited to participate in the third annual Science Fair sponsored by National Grid and the IED (Institute of Engineering and Technology). Students not only enjoyed learning the process of choosing a project but also conducting the investigation and presenting results on a display board. The teachers and facilitators hope that introducing the process will help students when they enter the middle school and high school. The fourth and fifth graders had the opportunity to present their completed projects to judges from the community, Orlo Avenue teachers and staff. To make this a school wide event, all classrooms from Kindergarten to third grade also created their own scientific experiments which were displayed outside the classrooms during the science fair. Can’t wait to see what experiments are conducted next year! If you would like more information please contact Kathie Rietheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Newman Church’s School Program This Fall
Rumford, RI – Historic Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, first gathered in 1643, is pleased to announce its Children’s Ministry program for this fall. The curriculum this year, ROCK SOLID is published by Cokesbury. This Bible story curriculum offers an exciting array of special resources for families to continue learning and growing in faith at home as well as on Sunday mornings. Church School will begin on Sunday, September11at at 9:30 a.m. followed by a special coffee hour. Our traditional Sundae Sunday will be held on September 18th, Homecoming Sunday. Newman’s Youth ministry programs for middle school and high school age youth will also be continuing this fall. Specific details on these unique opportunities for youth are available through the Church office. We hope you’ll come and visit us. We know you’ll be glad you did! For more information, please call the church at (401) 434-4742 or visit us on the web at newmanucc.org.
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Meeting Street Joins CVS Caremark and Dance 4 Your Life! to Celebrate National Dance Day 2011
Youth of all abilities nationwide perform dance routines to promote dance education and physical fitness
Meeting Street has teamed up with CVS Caremark in the CVS Caremark All Kids Can National Dance Day campaign. The initiative included a series of nationwide events to promote dance education and physical fitness. Children with and without disabilities learned and performed the official National Dance Day “Everybody Dance” routine choreographed by “So You Think You Can Dance” judge and ballroom champion Mary Murphy. Meeting Street led the dance routine on July 29 featuring 50 participants from the organization. This year, Meeting Street was one of nearly 20 non-profit organizations nationwide selected to perform a dance routine as part of CVS Caremark’s national dance campaign. National Dance Day, held annually on the last Saturday in July, is the cornerstone event of the Dance 4 Your Life! initiative, developed by the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and the Dizzy Feet Foundation to challenge Americans to dance their way towards an active, healthy lifestyle. As a sponsor of National Dance Day, CVS Caremark’s support is made possible through CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a signature program focused on making life easier for children with disabilities. “We are thrilled to team up with Meeting Street and expand the number of dance groups participating in this year’s National Dance Day celebration with Dance 4 Your Life!,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. “We are committed to supporting programs like Dance 4 Your Life! which closely aligns with the mission of All Kids Can. We hope the series of choreographed dances we’ve organized with our partners like Meeting Street helps raise awareness of the benefits of dance and encourage more people of every age and physical condition to incorporate dance into their lives.” Participating organizations uploaded videos of their performed dance routines to the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Facebook page. For all of the 2011 performances, visit http://www.facebook.com/ CVSCaremarkAllKidsCan.
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Get help when needed
Feeling stumped with your child’s homework question? You’re not the first parent to feel that way. When your child asks a question you don’t know how to answer, show them that mom and dad sometimes need help too. These are some great resources to help parents help kids: * www.dadmath.com * www.scholastic.com/kids/homework * www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/students/homework * www.thinkfinity.org/parents-and-kids
Set the stage for success
Set aside a space or corner that is the designated space for completing homework. All family members should recognize that when someone is sitting in that area, they should not be disturbed unless they ask for help. Don’t underestimate the importance of a comfortable chair and proper lighting when it comes to making homework time a pleasant experience. Set household homework rules. Mom, dad and other siblings should not be watching TV in or near someone completing homework. All house or cell phones should be “parked” - this goes for mom and dad also.
Create a homework kit for each child
Prepare a “homework kit” with all the necessary supplies your children will need to complete their assignments. Contents vary by age, but usually include pencils, pens, highlighters, ruler, crayons, markers, glue sticks, erasers and a pencil sharpener. Older children might need a calculator or other electronic items. As part of its back to school campaign, Lance is offering the chance to win a $500 gift card or one of 25 homework caddies, complete with materials your child needs to get their homework done. Be sure to visit www.Facebook.com/LanceSnacks to enter. And always remember, homework is about practice - it will take some children longer than others to get the hang of it. With the right preparations and materials on hand, you can ensure that homework time in your household is effective and enjoyable for the whole family.
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Schools will soon be open, and many of Tap-In’s East Bay area clients will be looking for clothes for their children. Gently worn clean clothing up to size 14 will be very welcome, as well as new socks and underwear. Juggling tight budgets makes it difficult to afford these items. Due to space constraints, only seasonal clothing can be accepted. The agency asks donors to please keep summer items for next year, and hold on to winter clothes for a while longer. While basic non-perishable food items remain “Top Priority” snack items and juice boxes would be greatly appreciated, too. While going through closets please also check on linens. The current supply of sheets, blankets and comforters especially in full, queen and king sizes is very low. Small appliances such as can openers, toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, mixers and blenders are always needed, as are pots, pans, flatware and utensils. Any donations may be dropped off between 9 and noon, Mon thru Fri at the Tap-In which is located in the lower level of the Library building. Please call 247-1444 during those hours for any further information.
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The Newman YMCA at 472 Taunton Ave on Route 44 in Seekonk MA is a non-profit charitable organizations and offers scholarships for anyone with financial need. Palmer River Elementary School Gets a Facelift! Lowe’s employees volunteered time and resources to transform two underused classrooms and the courtyard at the Palmer River Elementary School. YMCA employees and C.I.T.’s (Counselors in training) also volunteered to get the work completed during four very hot days in August. YMCA Out-of-School-Time Coordinator, Caitlin Sherman applied for and secured the Lowe’s Community Grant for the project to renovate two classrooms and the courtyard at Palmer River Elementary School. Caitlin Sherman is a Rehoboth Resident, DRRHS and U. Mass graduate. She supervises the high quality YMCA before and after school enrichment program at the elementary school. The program runs from 7 A.M. until school start and from dismissal until 6 P.M. For details - contact Caitlin at email@example.com 508-336-7103.
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Take one or all of the classes offered for your age group for FREE. Everyone is invited to join the fun. All classes are held at the YMCA Rehoboth Program Center 51 Winthrop St Route 44. TUES Sept 6th 6-10 Year Olds Irish Step – 5 P.M.; 11yr olds+ Irish Step – 6 P.M. all ages ZUMBA – 7 P.M. WEDS Sept 7th 2-3 yr olds Creative Movement/Musical Medley - 4:30 P.M. 6-10 yr olds Jazz/Hip Hop/Acro - 5:15PM; 11 yr olds+ Jazz/Hip Hop/Acro 6:15 P.M. THURS Sept 8th 4-7 yr olds COMBO class (Tap, ballet) - 4:30 P.M.; 6-10 yr olds Musical Theater/Tap/Baton - 5:15 P.M.; 11 yr old+ Musical Theater/Tap/Baton - 6:15 P.M. FRI Sept 9 6-10 yr olds Ballet/Lyrical - 5:00 P.M.; 11 yr olds+ Ballet/Lyrical -6:00 P.M.
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Register for the YMCA BARRACUDAS – if you can swim one length of the pool on your back and one on your front you can be part of this fun team that works on stroke technique, turns, starts and endurance. Swimming is a lifetime activity and participants not only gain new skills but develop lifelong friendships, learn discipline and gain self-confidence. Try it our for a week before you decide. Starts September 12th and runs daily through March. Ages 10 and under 4:00-5:15PM and ages 11 -18 3:15-4:30 P.M. Contact Sean Tormey firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Classes offered at two locations on two different days. Lynch Arena, Pawtucket Schneider Arena, Providence Saturday 11:10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. College, Providence (exact time depends on the skater’s level) Sunday 11 a.m.-noon
TO REGISTER: Mail in your application, available on our website: www.ppfsc.org (Basic Skills). Registrations must be postmarked by September 10 to avoid a late fee. For questions, email email@example.com or call 508-212-2611.
DIGHTON REHOBOTH HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SWIM TEAM – coming soon!
This year a parent group is sponsoring a new DR Swim Team which will practice at the Newman Y, the Taunton Y and the East Providence Boys and Girls Club. The team will compete as a winter sport. Find us on Facebook - DR Swim Team. Fall Program Registration now open on-line register for state licensed Out-of-School-Time Child Care Enrichment, Youth Development programs starting at preschool ages through teens such as Swim Lessons, Soccer, Basketball, Dance, Karate, Flag Football, Volleyball, Track and Field and more. Find the Fall Brochure on-line at www.YMCAgreaterprovidence.org click on NEWMAN Branch.
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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 9th 6:45 P.M. Y Members FREE; Community $8/family
Big screen projector movie in the gymnasium, bring your own pillows and blanket, snacks available. Like a drive-in but warmer and no mosquito’s! You can even swim first then change into PJs!
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Children ages 3-11 do an art project, play gym games and eat dinner at the Y, so you can have a night out while your kids are safe and having fun.
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Livestrong was created in collaboration with Lance Armstrong Foundation and Stanford University, is being offered FREE at the Newman YMCA. Participants will improve functional capacity, increase quality of life, build muscle mass and strength and reduce the severity of therapy side effects. The program is 12 weeks long and offered two times per week. Register with Judy jcerrito@ gpymca.org
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How You Can Help The Samaritans of Rhode Island Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training Class Become a volunteer and be there to listen by providing hope and help
September training starts with an Introduction: Tuesday Sept 6th (6 – 7 p.m.) and classes continue Thursday September 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, and the 27th (6 – 9 p.m.) at the First Unitarian Church Parish Center, located on the Corner of Benevolent and Benefit Streets in Providence. All Samaritan volunteers must be 18 years or older, out of high school, participate in 21 hours of classroom training, are mentored by experienced volunteers and donate a minimum commitment of 200 hours of community service. Volunteers agree to a criminal reference and professional reference check and to the terms of a volunteer agreement form(s). Retirees as well as Spanish speaking volunteers are encouraged to volunteer. Established in 1977, The Samaritans of RI, the state’s most trusted listening and suicide prevention line, seeks volunteers to increase the number of volunteer hours in 2011 and to answer calls from Rhode Islanders who reach out to our helpline. To learn more contact The Samaritans business line at (401) 272-4243. A complete 2011 training schedule is available on our website at www.samaritansri.org. Find us on Facebook and become a fan by “liking” our page.
Adoption Options Offers Free Informational Meetings
Providence, August 15, 2011 – Adoption Options is holding a free informational session those considering adoption and are interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. In Rhode Island, the next meeting is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 959 North Main St. in Providence on September 15, 2011. Adoption Options, a non-sectarian, non-profit, comprehensive adoption program of Jewish Family Service works with prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and people who have been adopted. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with
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Audubon Society of Rhode Island International Coastal Cleanup 2011 Local Cleanup Seeks Volunteers and Sites
(August 10, 2011) – Thousands of Rhode Island residents head to the beach each September. But this time, they aren’t going for a picnic or a swim. Instead, they bring work gloves and trash bags. They come as groups, families, or as individuals. They pick thousands of cigarette butts out of the sand, remove used and tangled fishing line, and cleanup bottles, plastic bags, tires and trash from our shores. It is the annual International Coastal Cleanup, happening this year on September 17 at coastal locations across the state. Audubon Society of Rhode Island invites volunteers to head to the shore and participate in this annual event. Organized internationally by the Ocean Conservancy and locally by Audubon, volunteers not only clean up the trash that litters our shores, but also document what they find, tallying each piece of trash picked up. This data is published in an annual report that draws attention to marine debris and provides background for policy decisions that address the problem at its source. “Right now, it’s summer, and everyone is enjoying the wonderful beaches we have in Rhode Island.” said Lawrence Taft, Audubon’s Executive Director. “The International Coastal Cleanup provides a chance to give back to the ocean, to take care of this wonderful resource that provides so much fun, food, recreation and livelihood for Rhode Islanders and for the entire planet.” International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash on just one day each year from shores all over the world. Ocean Conservancy uses the data collected on the cleanup to produce an annual country-by-country, state-bystate index of the problem of marine debris. Audubon Society of Rhode Island has led the International Coastal Cleanup for Rhode Island since 1985. “The more volunteers we have, the more we can accomplish, so we encourage people to sign up,” adds July Lewis, Audubon’s Volunteer Coordinator. “We are also looking for tips on sites that have a lot of trash and need attention. Usually, these are small coastal access sites. If you know of one, let us know! If you cannot lead a cleanup yourself, we may be able to find another group to do it. In our last cleanup, over 2000 volunteers removed more than 25,000 pounds of trash from the Rhode Island shore—we can make a difference!” Contact July Lewis at 401-949-5454 x3044 or email@example.com to find a beach cleanup near you, or search the International Coastal Cleanup global map at www.oceanconservancy.org. The 2011 International Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island is sponsored by Amgen, The Ocean Conservancy, and Washington Trust.
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The Most Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of: Neurofibromatosis
RI to hold first Ocean State NF Walk to raise awareness and funds for Neurofibromatosis Research on Sept. 18. Providence, RI, June 22, 2011: The Children’s Tumor Foundation is sponsoring the first Ocean State NF Walk on September 18, 2011 at Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, RI. Supporters will walk from Hope Street and Blackstone Blvd down the median to the end and back for a 3.2 mile walk. Massachusetts has had a very active chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation for years, but RI residents, Natalie Valentine, Lori Bettencourt and Walt and Priscilla Steenbergen feel it’s time for a Rhode Island chapter. They all have children with NF and are frustrated that everyone that has interactions with their children, including teachers, friends and sometimes even doctors about the condition. To register for the walk or make a donation, please go to: www.ctf.kintara.com/rinfwalk2011 Pets are welcome! Registration is at 8:30 AM.
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The most common question about a very common disease is, “What is NF?”
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common genetic disorders in the world today. It affects one in 3,000 births. NF is more common than Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs COMBINED. NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves anywhere in the body, including the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to blindness, deafness, chronic pain, disfigurement, learning disabilities, bone defects, cardiovascular problems, cancer and a wide range of other complications. It affects people of all races and ethnic origins and half of all new cases arise in families with no history of the disorder. Anyone’s next child could be born with NF. Unfortunately, there are no treatments and no cure for the disease.
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Slater Memorial Park; Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI A Halloween themed walk event to support programs and services for people living with epilepsy in your communities! Don’t forget to wear your costume! Rain Or Shine Taking steps to end epilepsy! Join us for a 5k walk at Slater Park along the landscape of the scenic Ten Mile River and take in the beautiful fall foliage. Afterwards enjoy lunch, entertainment, and fun activities for children and adults of all ages! We hope to see you there on October 29! ep-i-lep-sy : a chronic neurological disorder characterized by sudden and recurrent seizures. Register Today! www.firstgiving.com/efmri Clothing Donation Drive Donate clothing and household items to the Epilepsy Foundation! A truck will be at the walk on Saturday, October 29 to accept your donation. Can’t make it but still have items you’d like to donate? Call us 888-322-8209 or visit our website to schedule a pick up! www.donatenewengland.org
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East Providence Parks & Recreation The East Providence Parks & Recreation will be taking reservations on Friday, September 2 for the following trips:
October 5th Foliage Trip to the Vermont Country Store in Western, VT. Lunch will be at the Bryant House. October 12th Mystery Foliage trip. November 9th Foxwoods-day trip. September 30th Foxwoods-night trip. October 28th will be either Mohegan or Foxwoods-night trip. Please call Deborah Rochford at (401) 435-7513 at 8:30 a.m.
2011 Fall Program Schedule
Activities & center membership are limited to East Providence residents. Registration begins Monday, September 19th, at 9 a.m. Register by calling 433-6360. Except where noted, programs begin the week of October 3rd. *Some fees where apply. Participants must obtain center membership: 1 year: Ages 6-17, $15 / Age 18+, $25.
Arts for Tots: Ages 3-5 /Thursdays. 3 – 4 p.m. / Oct. 6 – Dec. 15 Dance: Ages 3-5 Ballet: Tuesday or Thursday, 3-4 p.m. Tap: Tuesday or Thursday, 4-5 p.m.
Tumble Tots: Ages 3-5 / TBA “Something Spooky”: Halloween party for pre-school - grade 3. Friday, Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. Free Treats! Games & Prizes! Free tickets available at the Recreation Center & Parks and Recreation Department main office room 303, City Hall starting October 1st.
Karate: Ages 6-14 Thursdays, Beginner 6-7 p.m. / Intermediate 7-8 p.m. Oct. 6 - Dec. 15 / 10 wks. $45 per child Teen Weight Training: Coed Ages 13-15 / M, W & F, 4-6 p.m. / Begins Oct. 3rd Youth Basketball: Coed Ages 6-14 / Wed. / Beginners 4-5:30 p.m.; Intermediates 5:30-7 p.m. *ability level tests held Oct. 5th, Classes begin Oct. 12th Floor Hockey: Mondays: Ages 6-10, 4-5pm / Ages 11-14, 5-6 p.m. / Begins Oct. 3 – Dec. 5th Beginner Gymnastics: Ages 6 - 9 / Fridays 6-7 p.m. / Oct. 7Dec. 16 / Space is limited Dance: Ages 6-10: Ballet: Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Tap: Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Baby Bellies: (youth Bellydance class) Ages 8 – 16 Wednes-
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Pilates: (basic Pilate’s class with resistance bands & light weight) all levels welcome! Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. / $5 per class Begins October 7
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Gentle Bellydance: (Geared towards those who need a more gentle workout) Friday 10-11 a.m. $5 p/class Beginner Crochet: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. / $3 p/ class or pre-pay $10p/month (Starter supplies included)
Intro to Computers & Microsoft Word 2010: Mondays 6-7:30 p.m. / $25 for 4 week session October 17, 24, November 1 & 8 Space is limited / Pre-Registration Required
Family Swim / EP High school, 2000 Pawt. Ave. / Thurs & Fri 6:30-8:30 /begins Sept. 22nd. *Please Note: All swim sessions are cancelled during school breaks/closures *Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult relative.
Center Hours and Special Events
Fall hours effective as of September 19th 2011. M-F Adults: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. / ages 6-11, 3-5 p.m. / ages 12-14, 5-7 p.m. / ages 15-17, 7-9 p.m. Saturday all ages: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. / Sundays ages 18+ only, 1-5pm *Please Note: children may not accompany adult members during their use of the recreation center. Turkey Trot Charity Road Race: Saturday Nov.19th 10 a.m. Recreation Center 4.3 mile “Fun Run” to benefit the EP Welfare dept. holiday programs. Pre-reg. $10 / $11 day of race.
East Providence Parks & Recreation Department bowling league will begin on September 9th at the Bowling Academy starting at 12:30. Any questions, please call Deborah Rochford at (401) 435-7513 at 8:30a.m.
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East Providence Senior Center News Highlights
Therapeutic Touch with Eleanor Leighton RN
Thursday, September 1st @ 10:30 a.m. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is used to balance and promote the flow of human energy. It is taught in colleges around the world and has a substantial base of formal and clinical research. This research has shown that TT is useful in reducing pain, improving wound healing, aiding relaxation, and easing the dying process. This month, on Thursdays, Ms. Leighton will be here to provide members a 15 minute, individual treatment and answer questions-all for only a $2.00 charge. Please contact the Health Office at 435-7870 for your private appointment.
Bodywork Workshop With Debbie Bourque Tuesday, Sept. 6th 9 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
“I will teach a very easy and gentle massage technique that everyone can learn. We will focus on postures that are both effective and non-stressful for the giver and receiver. It is done on a mat on the floor and will include; rotation of shoulders, hips, and gentle massage of the neck, arms, hands, legs and feet. Your body will feel not only rejuvenated but relaxed at the end of the class.” Please bring a yoga mat and a small blanket. Cost is $4.00
Reminiscence Group Wednesday September 7th @ 10 a.m.
Do you have any memories of the 1939 or the 1954 hurricane? On the first Wednesday of every month, members are welcome to come and reminisce about the “old times”. Remembering the past and sharing with others will be a great experience. This month’s topics will be the memories of past hurricanes.
Tuesday, Sept. 13th @ 10:30 a.m.
Please contact The Wellness Company directly at: 490-0942 to make your appointment.
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Tuesday, Sept. 27th @ 10:30 a.m.
Representatives from the AG’s office will be here to speak on identity thief and other scams targeted toward our older population.
The senior center is offering alteration services twice a month starting September 7th. Connie our seamstress has many years of experience and will be available to meet with individuals on Wednesday mornings @10:00 a.m. Please bring in any item that may need mending or alteration. For more information, please call the center at 435-7873.
Looking for Resources?
Are you looking for information regarding statewide senior housing, assisted living facilities, adult day centers or local nursing facilities? Please see Ellen Frazier in the Administration Office for more information or call 435-7873. Other resources available are Living Will documents, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and more.
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At the end of July the Vigorous Mind Program will be up-graded to give our members more. This will require all members to have a new user name and password as well as a short review of the new system. Please come to the Administration Office to schedule a short training. You will like the new program. Vigorous Mind is a brain wellness program. It is a scientifically based software product offering users a broad brain exercise program that trains multiple cognitive functions. The program includes a set of brain exercises that trains attention, memory, processing speed, language, number skills, multi-tasking, reasoning, hand-eye coordination as well as other critically important brain skills. The system adjusts the level of
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Monday 9:00 a.m. Intermediate Yoga 10:30 a.m. Beginners Yoga 10:30 a.m. Caregivers Support Group (4th Mon) 1:00 p.m. Pokeno 1:00 p.m. Book Club 2:00 p.m. Ballroom Dancing Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Cards (Cockroach) 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 9:30 a.m. Watercolor Class 9:30 a.m. Bocce Ball 10:30 a.m. Weight Maintenance (2nd Tues) 11:00 a.m. Tai Chi 1:00 p.m. Drawing Class 1:00 a.m. Cribbage 1:25 p.m. BINGO 1:30 p.m. Stroke Club (1st Tues) Wednesday East Side Lab (1st Wed) Intermediate Yoga Manicurist Scrabble PACE Nutrition Weight Loss Class Thursday 9:00 a.m. Tax Preparation (Feb. & March) 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 10:15 a.m. Nutrition Weight Loss 1:00 p.m. Bridge 1:00 p.m. Craft Class 1:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group (2nd & 4th Thurs) Friday 9:00 a.m. Billiards League 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. PACE 11:00 a.m. Meditation Class 12:45 p.m. In-Sight Support Group (4th Fri) 1:20 p.m. Hi Lo Jack League Daily Lunch Noon Library 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. Coffee Hour 2:15 p.m. Fitness Center 8 a.m. — 4 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
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difficulty to your level and lets you view your results and progress over time. Computers are available daily at the center.
Computer Assistance Monday, September 26th 2 to 4 p.m.
On the last Monday of every month, two students from MTTI career training school will assist any member with computer questions. These volunteers will try to resolve your computer problems, and help you with a computer course you may be taking. The students will be in the computer lab.
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Nutrition Weight Management is restarting for the Fall session. Get fit before the Holidays are upon us! Classes are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact the Health Office at 435-7870 to pre-register for the next session. Sorry, these classes are not drop-in, you must pre-register. Shingles Vaccines at the Senior Center! Once again, The Wellness Company will be offering shingles vaccines for us. They will be here Tuesday, September 13 from 10:30 to 12 noon. Please contact The Wellness Company directly at: 490-0942 to make your appointment. They can tell you over the phone if you have a co-pay and the exact amount. Do what you can to prevent shingles and the potential painful after effects! We have a new program starting September 1st: Therapeutic Touch with Eleanor Leighton RN. Ms. Leighton performed this well researched technique for members of our nutrition-weight management classes and was very well received. This month, on Thursdays, Ms. Leighton will be here to provide members a 15 minute, individual treatment and answer questions-all for only a $2.00 charge. Please contact the Health Office at 435-7870 for your private appointment. We have Registered Dieticians available for appointments in the health office. They will counsel you, in private, about your dietary needs and insurance usually covers these visits. They are also certified diabetes educators. To schedule a visit, stop by the health office or call us at 435-7870. We have a Doctor of Audiology here at the center. She is Dr. Jodi Glass, owner of Glass Audiology. She worked for thirty years at Meeting Street School and comes very highly recommended. If you are concerned regarding your hearing, she is a very reputable resource for you. Dr. Glass can be reached at: 575-9951.
Our own Ann Marie Sabula RD and Ellen Frazier lead a weekly meditation group at the senior center each Friday at 11 a.m. Many studies document the health benefits of meditation and this program is free and open to all members. Beginners welcome! East Side Clinical Lab draws blood work here once per month. The date for this month is: Wednesday September 7, 8:30-11:30. There is no pre-registration, just come in with the lab slip from your doctor. Please utilize this service. Atria Bay Spring Village is taking blood pressures. Please say hello to Judy Moorehead RN on Monday, September 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 in the dining room. She will take your blood pressure and answer any questions about their lovely facility. The East Bay Center clinical social worker, Kathleen Beltramello LICSW, is assisting our seniors with any of their social service needs. The dates this month are: September 13 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Do you have questions? Do you wish to talk with someone confidentially? Please contact us for an appointment at 435-7870. Nutrition/Weight Loss Maintenance group will be meeting Tuesday September 13 at 10:30 a.m. We will be having an open discussion. All members please attend. Waterview Villa’s, Crystal Jarbeau will be taking blood pressures on Wednesday, September 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the dining room. Come sit and chat with her and discuss what services Waterview Villa has for you. Evergreen House Health Center will be taking blood pressure readings on Thursday, September 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the dining room. Stop by to have your blood pressure taken and to speak with lovely Ivone Joia about this wonderful facility. Diabetes Support Group will be meeting Thursday, September 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. If you have diabetes, please attend this wonderful, supportive group. All with diabetes and their loved ones are welcome! Caregiver’s Support Group will be meeting Monday, September 26 at 10:30 am. If you are caring for a loved one and could use information or support, this group is for you. Please join us. No pre-registration necessary. Hattie Ide Chaffee Home will be performing blood pressure checks Tuesday, September 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the seminar room. April Paniccia, clinical social worker at Hattie Ide, can tell you about the wonderful services they provide our community. SNAP is back! After their summer hiatus the lovely Registered Dietitians at URI are speaking on the important nutrition topics of the day. They will be speaking in our nutrition-weight management classes on Wednesday, September 28 at 2pm and
Thursday, September 29 at 11am on: MyPlate. (The replacement for the old Food Pyramid) These classes open up to all members only when SNAP is here! Join us! If you have any questions about these programs, or to register, please visit the Health Office or call 435-7870.
Exercise Programs Intermediate Yoga
Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m.
Integrated YOGA for emotional/mental power. Flexibility, strength, balances, beauty, stretching, weight reduction, improved breathing, relaxation, and stress relief. All are components of our Yoga classes.
Mondays 10:30 a.m. $3
Relearn all the old moves on the ballroom dance floor as well as some new ones. Singles are welcome.
Tuesday & Thursday
Instructor Karen Boyd gives members a great cardiovascular workout. Hand and ankle weights are used to tone and build your muscles.
This ancient art form of exercise has been proven to reduce stress as well as chronic pain. It also reduces heart rate along with calming the mind and body.
Wednesday & Friday 10:45 a.m. No Charge
A proper balance of exercise and rest can help relieve stiffness and maintain or improve your joint mobility and muscle strength.
Seated yoga poses increase strength and flexibility and offers the same physical, mental and spiritual benefits as a standing yoga practice.
Our fitness room is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The fitness
September 2011 The Reporter room consists of treadmills, recumbent bikes, an elliptical stepper, hand weights, and six dual weight machines. Other features include a matted floor, mirrored walls, water, stereo, and cable TV. You must have approval from your physician to participate in this program. Forms can be obtained in the Administration Office. The fee is $35 for a one year membership.
Bridge Thursday 1:00 p.m. Pokeno Monday 1:00 p.m. Cockroach Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Cribbage Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Hi Lo Jack League Friday 1:15 p.m.
Watercolor 9:30 a.m.
Come learn a form of watercolor for all levels of talent. Some of the fantastic artwork is displayed throughout the center.
This group of artists works with pencil drawing, beginners to advanced welcome.
Craft class makes dolls for Hasbro Children’s Hospital and cancer pillows for Women & Infants Hospital. Other “make and take” crafts will be taught.
Caregiver’s Support 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This support group is held the fourth Monday each month. The sessions offer support and sharing with others who are caring for loved ones.
Stroke Club 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Stroke Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month and provides entertainment, education, support, socialization, refreshments, and transportation for stroke survivors and their caregivers. In-Sight Support 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-Sight offers programs and support in productive living for the vision impaired. The group meets the 3rd Friday of every month.
Computer games Billiards Cards Nutritional Lunch Bocce ball Wa l king Track Morning & Afternoon Coffee/Pastry
Senior Center Library
The library is a very warm and lovely place for people to choose a good book and read in a nice quiet area. We continue to receive many donations of new and current books. These donations have truly enhanced the quantity of our library. We also have current magazines for your enjoyment. The book club meets on Monday afternoons. New club members are welcome.
Elder Information Specialist: Our Elder Information Specialist assists the elderly and their families in providing information /referral and assistance with accessing services and programs. Nutrition Program: The center provides a nutritional meal to approximately 125 seniors per day. The Cranston Senior Center provides the meals. Case Management / Senior Services: The center coordinates with East Bay Community Action Program Inc., for all casework and follow-ups. Protective Services Council, made up of city departments and mental health/social service agencies, meets monthly to discuss problems concerning the elderly. Transportation: The center has two buses that are used daily for door-to-door transportation to and from the center. Notary: This service is available in the Administration Office at no charge. Seminars: Monthly social, educational, and financial seminars on topics relating to seniors. Manicurist: A manicurist visits the center weekly for manicures and polish changes. Gift Shop: The gift shop has many different items for the convenience of the seniors. Small items from candy and greeting cards to jewelry, handmade items and crafts are available.
Computer Classes Sessions & Times Vary
Our computer lab consists of class room computers and computers for general use. All computers are on-line. Courses offered: Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word Part 1 & 2, and Introduction to the Internet Part 1 & 2. Computer classes are conducted by trained computer teachers. Classes are held in 4 week sessions. Each class meets for 1hr. and 15 minutes. The cost per session is $20/members and $25/non members. Classes are filled on a first payment basis. Class size is limited to six students.
Support Groups Diabetes Support 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open meeting held bi-monthly for people with diabetes to meet for mutual support. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
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Book Club Monday 1:00 p.m. Bingo Tuesday 1:25 p.m. Scrabble Wednesday & Friday 1 0 : 0 0 a.m. Meditation Class Friday 11:00 a.m. Library Daily 8-4 p.m. Computer Games Daily Lounge Billiards Daily Lower level
Remember to visit our lovely gift shop located in the dining room area. We have a great selection of hand made items, gift cards, and snacks.
East Providence Senior Center And Monty’s Trips
September 17th Foxwoods & Captain Jack’s - $61.00 to include Bonus Package at Foxwoods of $10 Keno and the Buffet and Dinner at Captain Jack’s to include Clam Chowder & 3 Clam Cakes, Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster or Prime Rib, Corn on the Cob, Roll & Butter and Beverage and Motor coach Transportation. Insurance $ 5.00. September 24th Bourne Scallop Festival & Cape Cod Canal Cruise - $61.00 to include Admission to the Festival, choice of Scallop meal which includes, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter, Tartar Sauce and Soda or chicken with same but with Cranberry Sauce, a Cruise on Cape Cod Canal and Motor Coach Transportation. Insurance $ 5.00 Sept. 26 – 30th Pine Grove Dude Ranch in the Catskills - $380.00 Dbl. Occ. to include 4 Nights Accommodation, 3 Meals per Day, Daily Cocktail Party, Daily Bloody Mary’s each morning, Entertainment each night, Free Snack Bar every day, Coffee & Tea 24 hours a day, Cake & Cookies each night after the show, Daily social program like Bingo, Card Games, Mini Golf, etc., Indoor Pool, Tennis, Health Club and more, Sou-
venir Picture of you on or near a Beautiful Horse and Motor coach Transportation. A Great Trip! Insurance available Nov. 27 – 29th Christmas in the White Mountains at Indian Head Resort - $315.00 Dble Occ. to include 3 Days/2 Nights Accommodations at the Resort, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners, Holiday Entertainment, Cocktail Hour, a Free Individual Photo, and Motorcoach Round Trip Transportation. Stops on the way home to include the NH State Liquor Store and the Tilton Outlets. Sign up in the E. Providence Senior Center Administration Office or call (401) 435-7800 Ext. 7. Can also call: Eleanor Monteiro at (401)434-8194 - 28 Metacomet Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 Trips Must Be Booked and Paid In Full 30 Days from Date of Trip. Please Make Your Reservations Early
Coupons “Making a Difference’ We ask all to bring in clipped coupons found in the Sunday newspaper and maybe we can make a difference. They are distributed to the spouses and children of troops who sometimes struggle to make ends meet on military salaries.
Cell Phone Recycling
The center is collecting used or discarded cell phones. Most phones end up in kitchen drawers collecting dust. By partnering with Cellular Recycler, we have developed a way to make the most of used cell phones. A box is in the administration office for depositing the cell phones. We thank you in advance. The phones will either be recycled for their precious metals according to EPA standards or be refurbished for use in developing countries. The memory of each phone is “flashed” to wipe out any previous information stored on the cell phone.
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How do thieves steal an identity?
Identity theft starts with the misuse of your personally identifying information such as your name and Social Security number, credit card numbers, or other financial account information. For identity thieves, this information is as good as gold. Skilled identity thieves may use a variety of methods to get hold of your information, including: Dumpster Diving. They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it. Skimming. They steal credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card. Phishing. They pretend to be financial institutions or companies and send spam or pop-up messages to get you to reveal your personal information. Changing Your Address. They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a change of address form. Old-Fashioned Stealing. They steal wallets and purses; mail, including bank and credit card statements; pre-approved credit offers; and new checks or tax information. They steal personnel records, or bribe employees who have access. Pretexting. They use false pretenses to obtain your personal information from financial institutions, telephone companies, and other sources. For more information about pretexting,
What can you do to help fight identity theft? A great deal.
Awareness is an effective weapon against many forms identity theft. Be aware of how information is stolen and what you can do to protect yours, monitor your personal information to uncover any problems quickly, and know what to do when you suspect your identity has been stolen. Armed with the knowledge of how to protect yourself and take action, you can make identity thieves’ jobs much more difficult. You can also help fight identity theft by educating your friends, family, and members of your community. The FTC has prepared a collection of easy-to-use materials to enable anyone regardless of existing knowledge about identity theft to inform others about this serious crime. DETER: Minimize Your Risk You should never give out personal information to Someone who calls. The Government will not and does not call for this or any other personal information.
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2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival Seeking Artists, Artisans & Crafters
The Pawtucket Arts Festival now in its 13th year – is a citywide showcase of visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, cultural celebrations, film and live music. This three-weekend festival includes music, food, art exhibits, film, theatre and dance performances throughout the city. A juried festival will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11 in downtown Pawtucket from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Slater Park weekend will be open to crafters, as well as artisans, subject to review on Saturday, Sept. 17 & Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor applications and artist submissions will be reviewed and/or juried, with location and placement of artists and vendors based on suitability and skill level, applications will be accepted until August 15th and are available on the website, www. pawtucketartsfestival.org. Be a part of one of the region’s largest arts festivals and experience a true New England affair! For more information, please contact Pat Zacks, Program Committee Chair, at 401-273-5367, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Fast, Affordable, and “Invisible” way to straighten your teeth! Dr. Raymond George, Jr., is an “Elite” Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® Preferred Provider. We are the first orthodontic practice in our area to offer the new “State of the Art” Digital Scanner. No more messy impressions! We are proud and privileged to be treating three generations of patients. Our goal is to always be a “State of the Art” practice and to exceed your expectations.
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Vacation’s over. Welcome back to work. Welcome back to school. Even if you work all summer like I do, it always seems like a more leisurely time for all of us. Well, yeah, that’s over. Back to the grind. Back to the rat race. Boo hoo me. Boo hoo you. The only good thing about cool weather; it’s good cooking weather. Harvest is my favorite time of year to cook. This is the pinnacle of seasonal fruits and vegetables for us. Just about everything is available, and super fresh. So fresh, in fact, apples picked locally in October, don’t even resemble the apples that are sold year round, probably stored much of that time, or shipped from great distance. It’s like apples to oranges, but it’s apples to apples. Stay in season with your menu and shopping choices, you will always eat better. And stay ahead of your cooking this time of year. Make it a little easier by cooking some meals in advance, and freezing. It works. It’s easy. Again, you will eat better. This type of “food banking” has been around for quite a while. I perform this service for clients on occasion, but you can do it at home for yourself. My clients definitely eat better, enjoy eating a nice hot meal at home, and have told me they save a great deal of money avoiding take-out and prepared dinners. Recipes this month are very freezer and family-friendly. I have a nice repertoire of freezer friendly recipes. Some tips to freezing meals: For safety and quality, all hot foods need to be quickly and completely cooled before freezing. Any condensation in your packaging will become ice crystals, and add water to your product as it thaws. Foods freeze best if they are semisubmerged in sauce or liquid. I like to make sure there is plenty of sauce on items to be frozen. Most meat will get freezer burn if not tightly wrapped or sauced. Foods (especially fish) can be frozen uncooked, topped with sauce or breading, thawed before cooking and prepared just Two glasses of house wine like a fresh entrée. Try freezing some meals for yourself; they are far better and healthier and two entrees than anything in the freezer section. for $30.00 Let’s all eat each other’s cooking and say it was good. Chef Erin P.S. I finally checked out a local woodfired bread bakery, whose funky cool signage maybe you as well have seen in town. It’s a bit of a secret, but some of the best artisan breads I have seen are being baked right here in Rehoboth in a fabulous homemade outdoor bread/pizza oven. If you see the sign I suggest you race me over there before they are sold out of brioche.
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VACATION at TAHITI VILLAGE LAS VEGAS: 5 Star 1 Bedroom Condo Sleeps 4 Many Amenities Included Rent $700.00 a Week Call 508-222-7920 for further details (e911)
Free Kittens. Will be ready for pickup in 4 weeks. Call 401-439-0040.
FOR SALE: Imperial Heavy Duty Commercial Freezer 20.8 cu.ft. White in mint condition-lightly used. $700. Pick-up only. (508) 336-8577 (e911)
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Seasoned Firewood- 200.00 a cord Free Local Delivery. Scott 508-328-7995(e911) FIREWOOD: Seasoned Oak and Cherry or Unseasoned oak. $50 Pickup truck load. Call 508-252-3787 (e911) FOR SALE: Skateboard/Bike Ramp, custom built, 4ft high curve, pipe rail on top edge. U pick-up, asking $50.00. call-508252-1227. (e911) FOR SALE: 9x12 Oil painting of Pope John Paul II $500. Call 401-433-2607 between 3:00 & 6:00pm (e911) FOR SALE: Many old bottles and jars. Some quite old. $50.00 takes all. Call 401433-2607 (e911) Truck For Sale: 1995 Kenworth tractor; sleeper, cat, 13 speed, $15,000. Call Hank at 508-498-6200. (e911) For Sale: 1977 Cobra II, V8, auto, title, for parts or drive, Call Hank at 508-4986200. (e911) BMW For Sale: 1998 BMW z-3 Roadster 2.8 BMW yellow, limited special edition, custom interior with wood grain console, custom power, heated leather seats with matching yellow piping and zippered mesh rear wind breaker, excellent condition, 35,000 miles, future collectable, $14,500, tel. 508-336-7133. (e811)
HELP WANTED: Caregiver for retired veteran in Rehoboth. Duties include assistance with transfers from wheelchair, personal hygiene, light housekeeping. One to two hours per day, up to 7 days/wk. $13.00/ hr. Call Linda 774.565.0156 (e911)
Martial Arts Complex: September Special FREE UNIFORM with Enrollment ends 09/30/2011 Classes in Aikido/Jujutsu/ Iai-Jutsu/Archery/Cardio Boxing Children/ Adults www.martialartscomplex.com 401724-2250(e911)
Safe privet transportation for non-drivers: Attention senior citizens or disabled persons who do not drive. If you need assistance and transportation to Dr’s appointments,help with shopping,or running errands ,I will be happy to asstist you for a reasonable rate. Please call Kim at:(401)578-0197,or e-mail me at email@example.com. excellant references available. (e911) PARTY RENTALS: Moon-walks, Tents, Tables, chairs for sale or rent. Call early for reservations. 774-306-1278 after 5:00pm. Please ask for Dan. (e911) Cleanouts & Cleanups: Houses, attics, cellars, garages, etc. Demolition of sheds, fences, pools, decks, etc. Junk Removal, handyman services. Insured. Call Gary at (508)245-0832. (e911)
TUTOR:Certified in Specialized Reading and Spelling Program. Fall openings available. Excellent local references. Call Brenda Jenness 508-472-1661 (e911)
Licensed Daycare has Openings: Full Time and /or part time, quiet neighborhood, fenced in yard, safe environment, fun while learning. Call Stacy at 774-488-6359. License # 2088191(e911)
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. (e1011) HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS: Beginners through advanced, boarding with all day turnout, training with world champion, Indoor-outdoor lighted rings, reasonable rates, ponies for parties and outings, summer camp, pony club at farm; Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114. (e911) PUPPIES FOR SALE: Labradoodle and Jack Russell puppies; call Hawkswood Farm 508-336-6114. (e911)
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Attention Buyers!! • Large Inventory!! • Lower Prices!! Now Is A Great Time to buy!! • LOW Interest Rates U
EAST PROVIDENCE - Pierce field!! Estate sale!! Spacious Custom built 3 Br Ranch, hw's, garage, young roof& Boiler. $159,900
EAST Providence - Pierce Field!! Clean 2 Family; 2 Brs, porch on ea., par tially finished lower level; young roof, siding, replacement windows, gas boilers/hw tanks, upgraded electric, separate utilities. $209,900
RUMFORD - Myron Francis!! Clean 4 Br Cape, kitchen dining area, partially finished lower, on dead end st.; hw's, central air, upgraded electric, siding, some replacement windows, new roof, grage. $149,900.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Pierce Field!! Estate Sale!! Clean Spacious, 4Br, 2 bath cottage, dining, siding, replacement windows, upgraded electric, young gas boiler / HW tank, 8,000+sf lot $159,900
EAST PROVIDENCE - Kent heights!! New Sub-division! 3 Br, 2 1/2 bath Colonial; mstr suite/priv bath $ jacuzzi, granite, tile, Hw's, sliders to patio, gas heat, c/a, farmers porch, siding, brick, garages, 17,000 sf lot on cul-de-sac. $349,900
EAST providence - Clean 3 Br Bungalow!! Young roof, replacement windows, gas boiler/hw tank & kitchen, upgraded electric, porch, siding, tile, hw's, 7,000+ sf corner lot. $149,900
EAST PROVIDENCE - Clean 2 Family, 2 Brs ea., partially finished lower, young roof, replacement windows, gas boilers & hw tanks; upgraded elctric, separate utilities. $169,900
RIVERSIDE - Waddington!! Neat/ Expandable, 3/4 Br, 2 bath Cape, FR, fireplace, Hw's, tile, patio; new roof, siding, replacement windows, boiler/ hw tank & upgraded electric. $179,900. Subject to Bank approval!!
Rumford - Myron Francis!! Totally remodeled 3/4 Br Ranch, mastr suite/ private bath, dining, den or Br, enclosed F/porch, new kitch, baths, walls, ceilings, upgraded electric, replacement windows, garage, 6400sf corner lot. $239,900
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East Providence - Silver Spring!! Short Sale!! Mint 2 Br, 2 bath Ranch, FR/ Bar, den w/ french doors to deck/patio, new roof, siding, replacement windows, upgraded electric, c/a, granite, tile, Hw's, sprinklers, shed, garage, corner lot, $179,900
RUMFORD - 3 Br, 2 1/2 bath Colonial, mastr/private bath & walk-in closet, dining, Florida Rm w/ french doors to deck/patio, gas heat, siding, fenced yard. $209,900
FALAMOS PORTUGUES • FAX # 435-3401
582 Warren Avenue • East Providence, RI 02914
Seekonk - Cozy/expandable 2 Br Ranch with great potential near High Scool, replacement windows, oversized cinder block 2 car garage with loft& bath, 14,000+sf corner lot $164,900
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