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USA Karate is proud to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of several Rehoboth residents who have excelled in their study of the Martial Arts… Shodan Jack Szydlowski and Shodan Michael McCarthy, both First Degree Black Belts, received their instructor certification in Sullivan’s American Kenpo in December 2010. Now Shodan Jack & Shodan Mike proudly hold the title of Sensei. Shodan Jack was born in China where he lived until the age of 14 when he moved to Rehoboth, MA. He graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth High School in 2009, currently attends Bristol Community College, enrolled in their pre-radiology program and will begin training as an x-ray technician in Washington, D.C. later this year. In his free time Jack is teaching a Mandarin Chinese language course to children at Palmer River School. Shodan Mike, an Honor Roll student at Dighton-Rehoboth continued on page 16...

Seekonk Speedway Roars into its 66th Season

by Laura Calverley Seekonk Speedway has been part of the Seekonk community for more than sixty years. Over that time, Seekonk Speedway has grown into an entertainment destination for fans throughout the region. Next month the racetrack is opening for its 66th season. Opening day is Sunday, May 1. The Speedway has been owned and operated by the Venditti family since the beginning. Owner/Manager Francis Venditti’s father started the facility and Venditti has been involved with the business his entire life. Venditti says the business has had its ups and downs, but that they have always tried to provide the best entertainment for families at an affordable price. The strategy seems to have worked because the Speedway has managed to outlast other popular facilities such as Crescent Park, Rocky Point and the Narragansett Racetrack. “It can be lots of fun for a family. We’re trying to get the message out there that we’re close and convenient. We still have free parking. And we believe we have a good entertainment value for families,” Vendetti said. Although the Speedway, which started as a midget racetrack, has grown in many ways over the past 65 years, the focus continues to be on family entertainment. “That’s one thing that hasn’t changed in the 66 years that we’ve been here is the fact that it’s been a continuously run family business that gears itself towards families,” said Ed St. Germain, Marketing and Operations Director. continued on page 4...


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Town of Seekonk News Notes by Laura Calverley

Selectmen Approve Conditional Hires of Two New Police Officers

Selectmen approved conditional offers of employment for two new police officers, Matthew Gardner and David Mahoney. Gardner has worked for the Rehoboth Police Department for six years and Mahoney is an officer with the Nantucket Police Department. The officers are filling two vacancies in the department. A dozen applications were received and Gardner and Mahoney were chosen from nine applicants who underwent an extensive interview process. After the officers pass routine physical and psychological examinations and other tests, they could be sworn in later this month.

Possible CVS Coming to Anthony Street

The Seekonk Planning Board has approved plans that could pave the way for a CVS to be built on Anthony Street, although the proposal must pass further review by the town and residents before becoming a reality. The planning board recommended approval for two residential lots, at 16 and 24 Anthony Street, to be rezoned into commercial sites. Residents will vote on the rezoning at the June 20 town meeting and a two-thirds majority is needed. Then, if successful, further plans will be presented to various boards, including the Conservation Board because the property borders on wetlands, before a sale to CVS can be completed.

Seekonk Bus Will Get New Camera To Prevent Illegal Passing

The school committee voted to approval a pilot program run by SmartBus Live that involves installing an external camera on a school bus that videotapes drivers who pass buses illegally. It is illegal to pass a school bus when it comes to a stop to pick up or drop off children. The video feed is monitored by SmartBus Live and if someone illegally passes a bus, the information

is forwarded to local law enforcement. SmartBus Live does not charge the district for the service. The company usually receives a portion of the ticket fine, if one is issued. SmartBus Live has been working with Rhode Island school districts for a few years, but Massachusetts has not yet passed legislation allowing such traffic enforcement on school buses. A proposal is currently pending before the General Court. At this point, the Seekonk system would be used for information-gathering purposes only.

Hurley Middle School Student Will Compete in State National Geographic Bee

Zachary Medeiros, an eighth-grader at Hurley Middle School, won the school’s geography bee in January and will be competing on April 1 at the state level of the 23rd Annual National Geographic Bee. Medeiros received one of the top 100 scores in Massachusetts on the written qualifying test. The state bee takes place at Clark University and the winner will represent Massachusetts at the National Bee in Washington D.C. on May 24 and 25. The National Geographic Society provides an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts. The first-place national winner receives a $25,000 college scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands and other prizes.

Town Seeking Volunteers for Administrator Search Committee

Selectmen are looking for volunteers to serve on a five-member committee to find a replacement for Town Administrator Michael Carroll, who is planning to retire June 30 when his contract expires. Anyone interested in serving on the committee should fill out a talent bank form and submit it with a resume to the selectmen’s office at town hall. The committee will conduct preliminary interviews with applicants, then recommend six candidates to selectmen for final interviews. The search committee will be appointed after the new board of selectmen convenes after the April 4 election.

Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society....................30 Births.......................................94 Business Directory.....................101 Church Listings...........................88 Classifieds..............................99 Club Announcements.................25 Dining Guide...............................86 Events and Activities...................40 Home & Garden........................61 Letters to the Editor.......................5 Library.........................................7 8Obituaries................................84 People in the News...................33

Hurley Middle School Idol Showcases Local Talent

Sixth grader Abbie Hopkins was named this year’s HMS Idol in the sixth annual singing and performance competition held last month at Seekonk High School. Hopkins sang Cindi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” Monica Maziarz, who performed Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes” placed second and Elisabeth Ransom, who performed Carrie Underwood’s “I’ll Stand By You” came in third place.

Rehoboth Council on Aging.......90 Rehoboth Ramblings.................21 Rehoboth Rescue Squad..........18 Rehoboth Town News................15 School News..............................48 Scouts.......................................72 Seekonk Human Services..........81 Seekonk Scene..........................22 Sports Update............................56 The Hummel Report..................38 Weddings..................................95


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Seekonk Speedway Roars into its 66th Season

by Laura Calverley The Speedway hasn’t increased its ticket prices in ten years. newer and novice divisions with mini-cup cars, Sport4’s and Pure Tickets are still $12 for adults and children under 12 are free. Stocks. It gives new participants an opportunity to get into the Taking the family to other sporting events in the area, such as sport, says St. Germain. the Red Sox or Patriots, could cost hundreds, says St. Germain. “You might have this car sitting in your yard already and with “Even going to the movies, for a family of four it is about $80 some simple modifications to it, you can go out racing on a Friday with concessions and everything. Here you’re going to get in for night,” St. Germain said. two kids and two adults, for $24.00 for four hours of live entertainThe crowds aren’t as big on Fridays as Saturdays, but “the ment,” said St. Germain. rooting interest is really hot and heavy” according to St. Germain. St. Germain says the Speedway keeps its prices affordable “Friday nights are usually fun because there’s a lot of friends because it understands that the economy is affecting everyone. and family out there as well as regular spectators,” St. Germain said. “Our costs have increased, but we’re not raising our prices. Years ago, Fridays were the big racing nights, but now SaturWe’re taking the hit so we can ride the economic downturn out days are when the premium division runs. Saturday nights feature with our customers,” St. Germain said. the Pro Stock division and the bigger, faster race cars. “We want to create the type of show where people can leave The Speedway also offers Thrill Shows on six Sundays throughtheir cares behind at least for awhile,” Venditti said. out the season which are focused around the holidays and include As the only asphalt racetrack in Rhode Island and Massachufireworks. setts, it draws people from as far away as New York and Western “They have demolition derbies, Enduro Races and Spectator Massachusetts. Average attendance on a Saturday night is about Drags when you can take your car on the track for one lap against 5500. somebody else. We have one featuring monster trucks. They also The Sunday Thrill Shows draw even more spectators, up to usually feature one of our divisions. On Memorial Day, the show about 12,000. features the Pure Stocks,” St. Germain said. “Our audience is a good mix of people who are hard core race A few years ago there were complaints of overcrowding and fans to mom and dad taking their two kids out on a Saturday night possible overselling of alcoholic beverages at a July 4 weekend to see some action. There’s never a dull moment. It’s never borThrill Show. Town hearings on the issue took place and new regulaing. It’s exciting,” St. Germain said. tions were put into effect. St. Germain says kids really enjoy the shows. But that was a few years ago. “The kids eyes just light up. There’s so much action and you’re “We didn’t have one incident last year of anyone having a so close and it’s loud and exciting,” he said. problem,” said St. Germain. The 2011 season promises to be another exciting season. “I just met with the Seekonk police and fire chiefs and they The Friday night shows, known as “Fast Fridays,” features were absolutely thrilled with the way events ran last year. They were looking forward to doing business the same way this year,” said St. Germain. Police Chief Ron Charron confirmed that there were no major incidents. “We were pleased with the way the operations went last year. It was one of the more uneventful seasons from a public safety standpoint,” said Chief Charron. The Speedway is kicking off the new season with its first annual Custom Car Show on April 30, the day before Opening Day. There will be different vendors and food, T-shirt sales and a traveling tattoo parlor. The event is free to spectators and they can go inside the track on that day. “We’re hoping to kick off our season with something that is a thank you to spectators from last year and a welcome to the Speedway again for 2011,” said St. Germain. Venditti is also hoping to add a traditional old-style Thrill Show to this season’s schedule, but the date has not yet been finalized. The show would feature skilled driving where cars go over ramps and around the track on two wheels and possibly motorcycle jumps. “It’s something that really hasn’t been available for a number of years. It shows excellent, excellent driving skills,” Venditti said. Venditti is optimistic about the coming season. “We’re looking for this year to be an opportunistic year and we’re hoping our weather will accommodate us. Some days last year were extraordinarily hot,” Venditti said. There will be a lot of new things for fans, says St. Germain, such as new concessions that include deli sandwiches and salads, clam cakes and chowder and a barbecue shack. “We’re doing a lot of things inside the park to enhance the experience of guests,” St. Germain said. The Speedway has also launched a new website, www. seekonkspeedway.com, where fans can get information on standings, race results and upcoming events. Courtesy of Seekonk Speedway.


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

Dear Readers, Last month we were unable to publish 11 letters due to lack of space. This month many letters will not appear due to our publishing dates and timeliness of the letters. To all of those who wanted to get their opinions heard, before the election... we are truly sorry. We hope you will continue to debate the important issues facing our town. The Editor

Rehoboth Is Now A Town Out Of Control As a property owner and long term resident of the Town of Rehoboth, I am frankly appalled by the recent proposal made by our two selectmen to offer three non-binding resolutions at the next town election. Rehoboth is now a town out of control. This action by the Selectmen is a blatant attempt to circumvent Rehoboth’s heritage of pure Town Meeting democracy. By their action, the Selectmen are attempting to usurp the legislative role of the Town Meeting and deny the will of the people of the Town. This action on the part of the Selectmen must not be allowed to stand. A useful guide to town meetings in Massachusetts is provided by Secretary Galvin’s Citizens Information Website: http://www. sec.state.ma.us/cis/cistwn/twnidx.htm. There are two key points of note on this Website. First, Town Meetings have two major components: 1. the election of town officials (selectmen, moderator et al) and 2. a Business Meeting at which citizens vote to set the salaries of elected officials, appropriate money and approve budgets to run the town and take legislative action on the town’s local statues often called by-laws. Second, in Massachusetts, Town Meeting is both an event and an entity. As an event, it is a gathering of a town’s eligible voters, and is referred to as “the Town Meeting.” As an entity, it is the legislative body for towns in Massachusetts, and is referred to simply as “Town Meeting.” So you may say, “I went to the Town Meeting. Town Meeting approved the budget.” The Secretary of State’s Web-site further points out that the component of the Town Meeting that elects town officials is often separated in time from the Town Meeting where other town business is discussed and acted upon. The election of town officials component of Town Meeting has, in recent years, typically been combined with other elections (State, County or National) for the

convenience of voters. Therefore, when the town voters vote for selectmen they are performing a town meeting function simply separated in time from the Town Business Meeting where budgets are approved, by-laws enacted etc. With respect to matters to issues solely related to Rehoboth, this election is simply Town Meeting acting in a different place and format than the Town Business Meeting. At our most recent Town Meeting, the citizens of the town resoundingly voted against two measures supported by the selectmen and affirmatively for one opposed by the selectmen. As the legislative authority in the town, this action means these decisions were made on the proposals legally and by the appropriate assembly of voters. These actions are legal and binding. The action of the Town Business Meeting has the same legal and binding authority as the election component of the Town Meeting held in conjunction with State, County and Federal elections in which the town selectmen were elected: no more and certainly no less. Since the selectmen did not get their way at the Business Meeting of the Town, they want to circumvent the legislative authority of Town Meeting by proposing a set of nonbinding resolutions to be voted on at the next election as if such an election were something different than Town Meeting held in a different venue and format. Town Meeting has already taken legal and binding action on these issues and the selectmen now want the same legal body to consider non-binding resolutions and vote contrary to the way they voted on the same matters when they considered them in the binding Business component of Town Meeting. Proceeding in this fashion is absurdly tautological. Asking the town to act in a non-binding way on issues that it has already acted upon in a binding way makes no sense.

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6 The Reporter April 2011 The selectmen’s hope is that Town Meeting in election format will express an opinion more in line with their own and then use that outcome to argue to reconsider these matters at the next Town Meeting event. In the meantime, the Town has passed legally binding legislation which the Selectmen, as the executive branch of town government are charged with implementing. The Selectmen are simply declining to follow through on decisions that have already been legally and appropriately made by the Town. They are failing to implement the will of the people expressed at Town Meeting. They are failing to do as instructed by the town. The selectmen are therefore usurping the power of the voters of the Town and clumsily trying to delay and avoid implementing the will of the people. This type of behavior is NOT democracy in action. In this sense, the selectmen, Mr. Foley and Mr. Lefort, are foisting their own bumbling form of tyranny on the citizens of our town. They are acting like the oligarchs who rule in many of the more repressive countries of this world and their behavior has no place in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or anywhere else in the United States of America. Rehoboth is a pure Town Meeting democracy and should not be subject to this second rate tyranny. Perhaps, the next election should have less attention paid to non-binding resolutions and more to ousting the current board of selectmen and returning to the pure democracy most citizens of this town cherish. Thomas M. Thomson, Rehoboth, MA 02769

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A Mountain Out of a Molehill

For weeks we have been hearing about the “incident”. The Rehoboth Police Chief was at a Christmas party at a restaurant in East Providence RI. He left the building and the events that followed have become fodder worthy of tabloid publication. There has been a consistent, boisterous, and very vocal call for an investigation by the State Police, the District Attorney, the Sheriff and others. The newspapers, radio shows, television stations, investigative reporters, internet sites, and local coffee shops are buzzing with opinions and speculation. As time goes on the responses are filtering in. Here are excerpts of a few that I have read recently: MA State Police Say No to Enos Investigation - the request was reviewed at the highest levels including internal affairs before declining to participate due to a lack of jurisdiction, lack of evidence of any criminal misconduct on Enos’ part and being too busy with actual crimes to use the limited resources of the MA State Police to conduct an investigation. DA’s Office Also Says No to Enos Investigation - The office of Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has also declined. Lisa Rowell of Sutter’s office said the Enos case “does not involve criminal charges” and therefore cannot do an investigation because the Enos case is a personal matter and did not involve any criminal activity. Rhode Island U.S. Attorney’s office - a public information officer for the Rhode Island U.S. Attorney’s office is quoted in media reports they cannot get involved because it is a “local matter, not a federal matter” and that it’s level of importance is equal to that of being caught “jaywalking.” I have known Chief Enos on a professional basis, for many years. I have always viewed him as fair, honest and reputable. The incident that has caused this uproar involving Chief Enos is regrettable. We have responses declining requests for investigations from the MA State Police, the Bristol County Attorney General’s office and RI U.S. Attorney’s office. Lt. Brady of the Rehoboth Police has recommended that the Board of Selectman hire an experienced private investigator. I anticipate that the Board of Selectmen will reflect upon Lt. Brady’s recommendation with due diligence. As a taxpayer, I must question if an investigation is necessary after numerous organizations have declined to move forward. The organizations that declined to investigate the incident consistently stated that there was not any criminal misconduct or activity. Chief Enos was off duty. There was no damage or monetary loss to the Town. East Providence Police were called, a report filed and an investigation followed. There was no “cover-up”. Chief Enos notified the Rehoboth Selectmen immediately. I believe this incident was a poor decision by Chief Enos. Unfortunately each and every one of us has made poor decisions at one time or another. The outcry in Hours print and on the news stations has been loud M•T•T•F and often based on insufficient, unreliable 9-5 or exaggerated information. Regrettably, Wed til 8 in today’s climate an individual’s reputaSat 9-1 tion, career, privacy and civil rights can be transgressed with little or no merit. This type of disparagement remains unconscionable. The old idiom “A Mountain Out of a Mole Hill” is certainly appropriate. Jack Hutson, Rehoboth


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Concerned Citizen

I read with interest the letter to the editor written by the Reform Candidate Robin Balents for re-election to the Dighton-Rehoboth School Committee. (Sun Chronicle letters to the editor 3/17/11) While Mrs. Balents is concerned about her high taxes in Rehoboth, perhaps she should compare what she would pay in other communities nearby. Based upon her assertion that the “average” taxpayer in Rehoboth pays over $4,000 per year, that means that the “average” home in Rehoboth is valued at $429,000. Perhaps Mrs. Balents should move to Dighton or Norton where she would pay over $4,900 for the same valued home. Or maybe she could move to East Providence and pay over $6,400 or Glocester, RI and pay over $7300. Meanwhile, Palmer River School has dropped from

a rating of 487 to 583 (1 being best) out of over 900 schools in Massachusetts. At the same time, D-R High School has dropped from a rating of 139 to 195 out of over 300 schools. This has all occurred while Mrs. Balents has been a member of the School Committee. Mrs. Balents, instead of complaining about a low tax rate and so called “over development”, why haven’t you done the job you were elected to do and work toward making our schools better? Jay Kelley Rehoboth

An Appalled Citizen

Kyle Morrell, 288 Anawan St. And I would like to start my statement with that because that is how anything brought forward to this town should begin. When I was in the 8th grade I wrote an article very much like this one with regards to the way that citizens of Rehoboth conducted themselves at town meeting. With that To Whom It May Concern: in mind, I go to Umass Amherst, and when I’m asked where I’m The trustees of Horton Estates would like to state that the recent from, I can tell them, with pride, that I am from Rehoboth. It does mailing warning Rehoboth residents about Mr. Costello was not not matter if they don’t know where that is, I was proud to be from created or sanctioned by any official of Horton Estates. The cowRehoboth. I do not wish to be political, I have no affiliation, my ardly writer tried to make it appear that the officials and residents of only concern right now is with common decency and respect. I Horton Estates authorized and in fact contributed to the issuance came home for spring break and on the night of March 14, 2011 I of this letter. Nothing could be further from the truth. watched the town selectmen’s meeting. The first thing that struck We are disturbed that someone would try to use this politically me was the unprofessional manner in which Selectmen Foley and motivated method on the eve of an election to try to discredit a Leffort conducted themselves on a constant basis throughout the candidate. The contents of this letter are offensive and do not meeting. Within many government institutions in this country, there represent the spirit of the residents of Horton Estates. is a level of respect with which officials must address one another, Sincerely Yours. using certain salutations when in a public setting. It was astoundJames M. Irving - Trustee ing to me the number of times that I heard Selectman Leffort and Horton Estates Condominium Trust Secretary Dennen refereed to by their first name, or even a nick15 Samantha Lane name, in the case of Mr. Foley suffering to his fellow selectman as Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769 “Donny”. I understand that the elected officials are not senators, however I see no reason why they should conduct themselves any differently than the majority of other elected officials in this country. There were a number of times during this meeting that Selectman Foley was upset with the way those in attendance were behaving: “giggling and snickering” or otherwise being “disrespectful.” My question to Mr. Foley and Mr. Leffort would have to Serving Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea be this, how do you expect to be respected as an official of this town when concerned and surrounding area citizens bring forward their views and you talk over them, cut them off, and forcefully end discussions as you see fit? I understand that you are entitled to run your meetings as the selectmen of this town, but if you see the goings-on of the meetings as signs of Services Include: disrespect, is it not possible that perhaps • In-Home Pet Sitting • Mid-Day Exercise and Training you would get what you were looking for if • Broad Range of Pet Training • Behavioral Modification you heard people out and addressed their comments or questions in a respectful man• Pet Taxi, Including Vet Visits • Backyard Wildlife Management ner? You’ll feel confident and relaxed I have not, admittedly, been keeping up with the current events in Rehoboth, while you are away with your pets but I feel that there is something wrong when the people who have been elected to in our capable, caring hands. represent the ideas of this town are yelling at the citizens, treating them like children, and making personally offensive comments Professional Memberships Include: which anger to the point of police involveFree Ongoing Consultation •ABS Animal Behavior Society ment in the removal of the offended party. I •ACABC Association Of Companion For “Preferred Customers” wondered to myself why everything in this Animal Behavior Counselors Initial Consultation Free town, which I was, honestly until watching •NAPPS National Association Of that meeting, so proud to be a part of, was Fully Bonded and Insured Professional Pet Sitters going in the direction it was. As I said, I do John J. Smith, Owner/Operator •PSI Pet Sitters International not wish to be political, and I don’t call for a

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Big Brother Big Sister Foundation would like to thank their generous donors of Rehoboth for contributing to the Foundation’s best year in history. In 2010 the Foundation raised over $1,000,000.00 for local mentoring programs and the children they support. With the hopes to make 2011 even greater, they ask “while you do your spring cleaning, please consider donating your lightly worn clothing to the Foundation”. They will be collecting donations door to door in Rehoboth on Monday April 25th. To schedule a free at home pick up please call 1.800.483.5503 or email donate@bbbsfoundation.org. Donations are tax deductible. The Foundation also offers special pick ups for electronics recycling and car donations, please contact them for more information.

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It’s almost a year since the floods were here and that I was looking at more than six inches of water in my basement - twice. I suspect I could have incurred costly damage. I didn’t. One reason: the fire department. As I drive by the fire department station on Martin and Pleasant, I am reminded how grateful I am. To the high school sophomore who pumped out the basement water twice, I am indebted. When the volunteers arrived close to midnight, and helped who knows how many residents before me, I am particularly thankful. For those who staffed the phones for those many hours, if not days, with patience and politeness, thank you. Finally, thank you to all in the fire department for your help and kindness. Nicola Pallotti Brown

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“Borrowed” Hoop Returned

Thank you to the Rehoboth Reporter for your posting of our “borrowed” basketball hoop from the Rehoboth Head Start. We are delighted to report that it has been returned as we requested and the children are once again delighted in playing with it! Thank you to the person(s) who returned it, it is much appreciated. The children will also be having a Bunny Hop-A-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy on April 14th. Any one wishing to sponsor our children as they hop the day away with fun activities and learn about children with disabilities that can not hop can send a check to the Rehoboth Head Start, 139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. (Please make checks payable to MDA) We hope to match our last year’s donation of $302.00. Thank you in advance for your support. Anyone one interested in enrolling a child ages 3 or 4 for Head Start can call the center at 508-252-4232. Standing with Balls in their hands are Joseph and James, both from Rehoboth, Lino, from Dighton, is sitting in the rear , Shaylee from Rehoboth is sitting in the front, and Karis, from Rehoboth is standing on the far right.

Chief Enos It’s Time To Step Up To The Plate

I have written to you before several months ago (Jan 6 2011) and at that time my concerns were the incident at the Riviera Inn and your conduct as our police chief stating it was unbecoming and I felt your reputation had been tarnished. I was disappointed then and even more so now that you did not step up to the plate and explain those events that transpired. Now things have gotten far worse i.e.: an investigation from an outside source which by the way I suggested a long time ago but now really means nothing because the results come back to the board of selectman and they will decimate as they choose. The most recent troubling issue is my (and others) concern relating to work hours, resident requirements, personal use of town automobile, gas, etc, all of which has been documented on tape. I cannot explain to you how troubled I am with these events PLUS other issues that I will not mention because of the personal nature that goes with them. Bottom line for me, I do not like what am observing as a Rehoboth resident and taxpayer. Philip Sharp Rehoboth

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It appears that there will be a huge turnout for the April 4th election. I’d like to encourage everyone to bring an item for the Rehoboth Food Pantry when you go to vote. If even 1/2 of the town’s registered voters show up to vote and bring an item that could be almost 4,000 donations! Let’s give the media something positive to report about Rehoboth! Susan Scanlon 1 Briggs Lane Rehoboth, MA

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Historic Cemetery Ingalls, on Cedar St

I reside on Simmons St, there is an historic cemetery Ingalls, on Cedar St. It was set on a very steep incline. Well, large amounts of gravel were removed, I did go to the Town Hall, last Tuesday, a gravel meeting was held with the owner of property, who has a home behind the cemetery, claims gravel is being removed to improve vision to Cedar St. The trees are cut down, Historic Cemetery Marker removed, and the steep incline will allow the graves to slide down the hill. This removal was approved by the selectmen. Sandi Ruscetta - Rehoboth

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As they grow older, are you interested in providing an opportunity for them to swim on a high school swim team? We are a dedicated group of parents proposing to add a parent-funded swim team at the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School for the 2011-2012 academic year. Just like the current D-R Hockey Team, the cost would be covered through the fundraising efforts of the swimmers’ parents. We have reached out to gather support and ideas from many sources, including the members of the D-R school committee, D-R high school athletic director and principal, and other area high school swim coaches. It is our hope that as future conversations take place and ideas are exchanged, we can develop a comprehensive proposal that will be approved and accepted. Personally, we are very excited about this prospect and hope there are more parents out there who share and support this vision. Swimming is a life long sport with many benefits. Being on a swim team allows one to participate in a team sport on an individual basis (much like track & field), and most high school swimmers come to teams without any competitive swimming experience. We recognize that budgets are tight, and we feel that establishing a parent-funded swim team at D-R Regional High School is a step in the right direction to create more opportunities for students in the district. If you are interested in the creation of a D-R Swim Team, please send an email to DRSwimTeam11@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page: DR Swim Team. Thank you, Jeanine Achin, Kylee Hitz, Nick Tran, Tracy O’Connell

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I have recently heard several possible outcomes for dealing with the washed out Wheeler St bridge. These have ranged from reconstruction at a cost of $750,000.00 to the planting of trees and leaving a free flowing Palmer River open. As a 25 year resident of Rehoboth living at 183 Wheeler St, I would like to voice an opinion supporting non-reconstruction of the bridge. First, this is an extremely hazardous stretch of road. The road is narrow and winding. Drivers seem compelled to view this as a race track. Since we have lived here there have been innumerable accidents. Just check the police report. Compounding this problem are fisherman who park their cars by the bridge and two driveways entering this stretch of road. It is only a matter of time before a fatality could result from an accident. Second, the Palmer River and the Shad Factory Pond should remain as pristine and ecologically friendly as possible. The river and pond represent a major fish spawning waterway in Massachusetts and a reservoir of fresh drinking water. This is one of nature’s treasures and its protection should be a source of pride for Rehoboth residents. Third, there is the issue of money. As the Federal Government and Municipalities struggle with crushing debt, it is time to be extremely prudent in spending. When Rehoboth is struggling to keep the library open I find it difficult to justify spending the sum required for bridge repair. Even with funds supplied from the Federal Government it is still debt affecting every American. Four, regarding any argument that elimination of this bridge would create an inconvenience seems inconclusive. There may be 20 homes north of the bridge which would entail drivers turning left on Water St traveling 5 miles to a right on Read St. This may take an additional 1 minute of driving time Furthermore Read St is straight and wide, compared to the winding nature of Wheeler St. This would also serve as a much safer route for golfers traveling to Crestwood Country Club. I hope these points I have made are currently under consideration in determining the out come of this situation. Hank Coleman

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2011 Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses are due and payable on April 1st. Any dog license not paid by May 31st will be assessed a $15.00 per dog late fee in addition to the license fee(s). License fees are as follows: male or female dog $20.00; spayed or neutered $10.00. Proof of current rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering is required unless we Kathleen J. Conti already have it on file in our office. Licenses Town Clerk may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office or obtained through the mail. Please send appropriate documentation, check (payable to the Town of Rehoboth) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope (Postage: 1 dog is 64¢, 2 dogs are 81¢and three dogs are 98¢) to the Town Clerk’s Office, 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA.

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Just a reminder to all residents that census forms must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office immediately. There are approximately 570 outstanding census forms that we have not yet received. Residents that have not returned their census forms may be receiving a call from our Board of Registrars, Precinct I – Sue Robert, Precinct II – Jennifer Moitoso and Precinct III – Helene Vitale.

Any resident who is having material from the Providence Journal dropped off on their property and wishes to have this practice stopped, please call 401-277-7600 or 888-697-7656 to address the situation. Anyone having questions regarding any of the above information may call the Town Clerk’s Office at 252-6502, X109 or X110.

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Rehoboth Land Trust has awarded a contract to E. Otis Dyer, Jr. for the engineering and permitting of a board walk and foot bridge on the Ephraim Hunt Ministerial Lands Conservation Area on Pond Street. It is hoped that the permitting process will be completed in the near future so that construction can begin in the drier, summer months. Many Rehoboth residents have already enjoyed walking on the trails prepared by a team of Eagle Scouts last year. The new boardwalks will make crossing the wet areas easier and more environmentally friendly. The Land Trust has therefore launched a “fun” fundraiser and all Rehoboth residents are invited to participate. We are sponsoring our first annual “No Ball.” Please read the invitation below and join us for a great non-event for a great cause!

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Rehoboth Animal Shelter

The Rehoboth Animal Shelter has taken in a large number of cats recently. If you are missing a pet, or want to adopt one, please check here! To help keep pets from being lost, keep them indoors or outfit them with collars and/or microchips. The shelter is in great need of cat litter donations! This month’s pictures show some of our cats. The two Abyssinians have just arrived. They are very elegant and very sociable too. The orange kitten has beautiful markings. He has two brothers and a sister; they like people and would love a new home. For more information, call the shelter at 508-252-5421, ext. 126.

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The Rehoboth Police Department recently took delivery of (3) new 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. These new cruisers were purchased from MHQ Municipal Vehicles in Marlboro, Ma. and replaced three aging cruisers in the department’s fleet of vehicles. The purchase of the three cruisers was authorized at Special Town Meeting in the Fall of 2010. Police Chief Stephen J. Enos thanks Rehoboth taxpayers for supporting Rehoboth Police Department operations by funding the acquisition of these new cruisers. Two of the cruisers are assigned to patrol beats and the third unit is being assigned to the Shift Commanders. Attached are photos of the cruisers in front of police headquarters.

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Now that April has arrived many of us will begin the mowing season and now is the best time to brush up on safety procedures to help keep us free of injuries. Of course many users have years of mowing experience. However, sometimes safety precautions are overlooked and the results can be dangerous. The Rehoboth Rescue Squad recommends that mower operators refer to the operator’s manual for routine maintenance schedules and safety tips. Below are some general mower safety guidelines:

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Know your surroundings. To avoid injury to yourself or others, pay attention to people around you. If a person or animal approaches, stop the mower and turn off the engine. You may resume when the work area is free of all people and animals. Never carry passengers. Adults often allow young children to ride on their lap while they cut the lawn. This is extremely unsafe as young passengers have the potential of falling off the machine while it’s running. This can result in devastating injuries to a child’s hand, feet, or entire body if run over by the machine. Life-long debilitating injuries are certainly avoidable. Pick up any missed debris. Turn off the engine and remove missed debris. Never attempt this while the engine is running. Unclog the deflection chute. Sometimes the deflection chute can become clogged with grass clippings. To unclog it, turn the engine off and make


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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

“Oh south wind of the gentle breeze, you banish winter weather, bring salmon to the pool again and bees among the heather.” I’ve been listening to this beautiful traditional Scottish song, sung by Jean Redpath, to celebrate the end of winter. I wish I could play this for you here. It’s from the CD “A Fine Song for Singing” and I have to say those Scots can really write and sing the most exquisite lyrics and melodies. I’ve never agreed with people who say that fall is their favorite season in New England. It is true that September usually has the best weather of the year, barring a freak hurricane, and that the fall foliage in October is beautiful. But just think what comes next - the grim, drab, dark, cold, depressing time of the year, which usually goes on for about four months at least. It finally occurred to me that the trouble with autumn is that there is nothing to look forward to (unless you are a child or one of those happy-go-lucky adults who just loves Christmas). The other seasons give us something to look forward to. Even in summer we look forward to fall, especially if it has been a really hot summer. But now spring - spring is all promise, all looking forward, all the good times are ahead. The one thing to be said for a bad winter is that it really makes us appreciate spring. How I rejoiced in the sound of snow melt running down the storm drains in March! Those big piles of dirty snow lining the road and blocking views at corners seemed as solid and ugly as concrete. It was hard to picture them disappearing with just a few more degrees of warmth and a little spring rain. It’s so uplifting to see the pond come alive again with sunlight sparkling on flowing water, after a couple of months of being imprisoned by the ice (ice that was no good for skating because of all the snow and frozen sleet on top.) Now the birds are singing all day and the spring peepers first started chirping early this year, on March 17 (did you say the little peep toads are Irish?) It’s my favorite sound in nature. Sometimes you hear that spring can be a difficult time for people or that suicides peak in the spring. T.S. Eliot’s remark about April being the cruelest month (“mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain”) is often quoted. “The Waste Land” is a remarkable poem, but not too cheerful, as you can tell from the title alone. Now I’ve read an article from a Harvard psychiatrist who says that psychiatric admissions peak in January (that makes sense to me) and that spring and summer are the happiest times for most of us. Dr. John R. Sharp was quoted in the Boston Globe in March as saying that “Embracing seasonal variation is healthy. There’s a kind of stagnation when you’re stuck in one season all year long. It’s like being in a mall.” This is something to think about when shoveling snow next winter. Dr. Sharp is the author of “The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to Become Happier and More Fulfilled and in Control of Your Life” (whew, that’s a long title!) He recommends using one of those therapeutic light boxes if you have SAD (seasonal affective disorder) in the winter and also points out what should be obvious: if you go south early in the winter for a short vacation, aside from trying to fly when the weather is at its worst, you face returning to a whole bunch more winter. He recommends taking a warm-weather vacation closer to spring, to get a jumpstart on summer. This is an approach I’ve found very useful (assuming one can get away at this time of year). I don’t believe you need an advanced degree from Harvard

to combat the winter blues, but his book might be worth looking at next November. But for now, it’s time to rejoice: “From south I come with velvet breeze with winds that nature blesses, I melt the snow and strew the leaves with flowers and soft caresses”. Whether we celebrate spring with a traditional Scottish song or the Beatles ever-delightful “Here Comes the Sun” or Vivaldi’s wonderfully lilting “Primavera” from “The Four Seasons”, spring makes us more musical too, just like our woodland friends. Between the longer twilights and all the happy chirping of songbirds and peep toads, spring is like coming out of a long dark tunnel into bright daylight.

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A reminder to dog owners that dog licenses are now available for the 2011 licensing year. You may license in person or through the mail by including a current rabies certificate, a check for the licensing fee and a self-addressed envelope for the return of the license. The 200th birthday committee met on March 15th. There are many functions planned for the year 2012 - the schools are planning activities in April, 2012, the Lions Club are looking at holding a family day with a chicken barbeque, historic committee is planning a house tour, and the kickoff for the year will be a dinner dance at Johnson & Wales in January, 2012 with Malloi providing the dancing music. The churches in town are planning an ecumenical service probably in June. Our next scheduled meeting is September, 20th at 7:00 P.M. here in Town Hall. We are not meeting until then because most of the groups involved have their plans well underway. If you would like to get involved and help any of these groups, please call here at 336-2920 and I will put you in touch with the other organizers. April 29th will be the last day that this office will be Passport Acceptance Agents. Per the U.S. Department of State, any office that has access to birth certificates of has the ability to create a birth record, can no longer be passport agents. We have done them in this office for almost fourteen years and we are disappointed in the Dept. of State’s decision, but I can also understand why they are doing this. Hopefully another department in the Town will pick up this valuable service. If you have not returned your 2011 census form yet, please do so as soon as possible. We are in the process of entering those in the State computer. Hopefully we will have some nice spring weather soon. After such a snowy winter, it seems nice to see the plants starting to come up through the ground.

OLQM Monthly Meetings

The OLQM Seniors meet the first Tuesday of each month at our center at 365 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA. Everyone is welcome to join us at 12 Noon at the center. Our meeting on April 5th is a Brown Bag Auction. Do not seal the bag, as the auctioneer needs to see inside to determine the maximum price for the item. Meal for this month will be Soup & 2 sandwiches, one each of Chicken & Seafood. Remember to bring nice, useful items for our Nursing home shower for the patients who live at the homes that we donate the items. For the May 3rd meeting, we will have a Mass at 9:00 AM, followed by a May Breakfast at 10:15 AM at the seniors’ center. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, Ham with pineapple glaze, home fries, French toast, Beans, coffee, pastries. Bingo & Cards will follow. Remember to bring you bingo markers. Call Marilyn in advance for tickets. The Red Hat Mamas of Seekonk are planning to attend a Senior Spring Fling at Hillside Country Club on Tues. April 19th Reservations must be made before April 11th with Claire at 508-226-7163. Meal choices of: Baked Ham, Roast Sirloin or Baked Scrod. Entertainment by Steve Burke. Make your reservations ASAP.


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An Open Letter to the Residents of Seekonk:

In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever that the residents of Seekonk work together to find creative solutions to our budget problems. The Seekonk Educators’ Association would like to commend the School Committee for attempting to think “outside the box” as our district moves through next year’s budget. Collaborative leadership among all stakeholders is and will be essential in order to provide the best level of services possible to taxpayers. Unfortunately, the special interests at Town Hall have been less than candid about the true nature of available revenues at the local level and from the state. It is crucial that the residents of Seekonk have enough information to make informed decisions about the true state of the budget. Governor Patrick’s FY12 budget calls for an increase in Chapter 70 educational aid to our towns. Patrick thinks that school districts have been cut enough during this economic crisis, and we agree. Last year, our school department was forced by the special interests in Town Hall to cut 14 critical positions from our classrooms, while Town Hall added positions. Why then are special interests in Town Hall again attempting to make the school district bear the brunt of this crisis when the so-called budget shortfall is due to cuts in state aid as opposed to any mismanagement on the part of the school district? We believe that all departments in town should share the burden when there are cuts in certain types of state aid. The fire department and public works are expanding while the school district is being asked to cut its budget substantially for the second year in a row. This is unfair and unacceptable. Special interests at Town Hall are supporting a candidate for School Committee who has stated that “hard cuts are coming” to the school district. We have already implemented difficult reductions – last year. There must be fairness among all the departments when cuts are made. The School Committee has been presented a level services budget for the next school year, and we believe that is the right course of action. Unfortunately, this isn’t good enough for special interests at Town Hall, who wants the school district to pay for their financial mistakes. We urge the voters of Seekonk to support experienced, proven candidates who are interested in executing fair budgetary practices throughout the town, instead of infiltrating our School Committee with a personal agenda to destroy the school district in order to satisfy their special interests. Respectfully submitted, Seekonk Educators’ Association, Executive Board and Officers

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The March 8th 113th Anniversary meeting was well attended with 27 folks in attendance being entertained by a musical group called Sunshine. Ironically, This was the exact date in 1898 that our Grange was started and it will be the last anniversary of our Grange as we know it. It has been voted to turn in our charter and merge with Oakland Grange #397 and Norton Grange # 218 and begin anew with the name changed to Anawan Oakton Grange #221. We will continue to support the community in any way we can, and support agriculture by buying local produce when we can. There will also be opportunities for scholarships. At the March 22 meeting we had a penny sale to support the Heifer Project International. It was Health and Safety night and we had a review of the AAA advice and hints for a “Safer and Wiser Driver.” The date for the State Grange Youth bowling contest at the Bayberry Lanes in Spencer, MA is May 22, 2011 at a cost of $4.00 per string per person which includes shoe rental. We hope to field a team. Any member interested, please let me know. We host Bay state Pomona Grange On March 26. Our next meeting is April 12th. We will not be doing the degrees, but expect to have a good meeting. April 26th will not be a degree night either, but Deputy Marion Horne will inspect our work, so come everyone. That’s it till next time. Keep the victims and families in Japan in your prayers. God Bless.

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The New England Antique Tractor & Truck Association got a jump start on the 2011 season with a Ham & Bean supper fund raiser on March 12. It looks like this year is shaping up to be even better than the last. At our February meeting, the club decided to award scholarships to both Bristol County Agricultural High School and Norfolk County Agricultural High School. Each school will decide on which agricultural mechanics students will receive the $500.00 awards. A new event that the Club will be having this year is a consignment auction in September. Ken Foley has donated a 1948 Farmall Cub to the club for this event. Various club members are working diligently on this project as they step up to the challenge of getting this cute little tractor cleaned up, painted, and running smoothly in time for the auction. NEATTA will be having its annual Spring Show/Pull/ Swap meet on April 30 & May 1st at Francis Farm in Rehoboth, MA, from 9 am to 4 pm each day. Plenty of flea market/swap meet space is available at 15.00 per day, payable on the day of the show. Nonprofits and local farms are invited to set up a table under Miller Pavilion at no charge to promote their group or farm. Please call TJ Mello to reserve your space 508-272-5474. Once again, the Spring Show is open to the public and admission is free with a canned good or donation to benefit Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry. Our next meeting will be on April 20th, 7 pm at Francis Farm when we will be holding our annual election of officers and finalizing plans for the upcoming Spring Show/P ull/Swap Meet.


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Rehoboth Anawan Lions Club News By Bernie DeRoche

The Rehoboth Anawan Lions held its last meeting at the Hillside Country Club where the District Governor Joyce Middleton attended for her official visitation. Attending with her was Lion Cabinet Secretary Martin Middleton, Zone Chairman Russ Latham and our new member Sue Nokes who was inducted that evening. District Governor Joyce performed the induction ceremony and Sue became our newest member. She was welcomed by all the club members. The club also took part in the bowling at the Taunton Ten Pin Lanes with two teams representing our club. It was a fun time and the teams were cheered on by some members who came to watch! On April 21st, at the Hillside Country Club, our Membership Chairman, Alice Oliver, is planning on having a new member drive so if anyone would like to join us in learning about Lions and is thinking of joining us call any member or call Alice at 508-336-0827. We hope to see new faces. She also asks each member to bring a guest that night as well. One other thing to remember is our bake sale at the Bristol County Bank in Rehoboth on Saturday, April 23rd. This will be the day before Easter. Also on display will be the basket that we will be selling raffle tickets for. The drawing is on the first meeting in May. The raffle is our usual one and is complete with lots of goodies – so stop in and buy some tickets. You need not be present for the drawing. Our next fundraiser is on May 15th at Hillside Country Club and is called “Ladies Luncheon with Laughter.” Our entertainment is Christine Harley – comedian. Also we will have our sale of our famous baskets that our members make. This is a fun day with lots of fun and laughter. It starts at noontime. See any member for tickets or call Elaine Ferreira for tickets at 508-336-5049. See you there! We seem to have a lot of things going on in our club and we would like to thank you for all your past support and for your continued support in all our future projects. It is with all your help that we have been so very successful. Remember our motto “We Serve” and indeed we do.

Antiquarian Scholarship

The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society will award a scholarship of up to $500 to a student accepted to or enrolled in a post-secondary program related to history, museum, or library sciences. Applicants from the greater Rehoboth area may apply. Consideration will be given to demonstrated involvement and interest in activities related to the mission of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. The mission statement and application forms may be downloaded at www.carpentermuseum.org. Applications must be completed and returned by June 15th to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. This award is a one-time commitment by the Antiquarian Society and all applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by August 15, 2011. The Antiquarian Society was established in 1884 for the purpose of “collecting and preserving all objects of Antiquarian interest” relating to Rehoboth. The society continues to oversee and maintain the Carpenter Museum and the Blanding Public Library as well as Goff Memorial Hall. Questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to the Scholarship Committee at the above e-mail address or to Tom Charnecki at 508-252-5718, or Sue Withers at 508-222-7365.


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April 11, Reg. Meeting @ Vino’s @ 7 P.M. April 13, Clam Boil at Seekonk Gun Club, see Lions for tickets @ $25. April 20 Board Mtg. at King Lion Mike’s @ 7 P.M. April 27, Meeting @ Hillside @ 7 P.M. April 29, 30 & May 1 – Lions State Convention @ Mansfield. May 7, ZONE 5 Event – Environment service day. May 11, Citizen’s Recognition Night – Regular Meeting night. It is a nice night for guests! Come & bring a guest. A nice group of citizens will receive awards recognizing their contributions to our community. May 18 Board Meeting @ President Mike’s place @ 7 PM. May 25 Meeting @ Uncle Ed’s Back Porch in Norton Rt. #123 June 8 Meeting @ Crestwood @ 7 P.M. August 6th, Our Summer Bash with Anawan Lions is set for the Hillside, with the Villanaires singing for us and you! Sept. 24th Our Golf Tourney is at Crestwood with 1:00 PM. tee off time.

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Growing Up in Rehoboth 1939-1947

By Lende Ramspott McMullen In 1939, eleven year old Gordon and his thirteen year old brother Richard moved to School Street, Rehoboth from nearby Swansea with their mother and father, Ruth and Robert Ramspott. The family bought a lovely ‘village’ house diagonally across the street from the family homestead of their grandfather, veterinarian Dr. Arthur L. Parker, where Ruth grew up as a child. It was a beautiful home owned for quite a while by Mr. Annis, then sold to S. Forster Hunt in 1938 as a vacation home. That year my uncle Gordon attended Anawan School as a sixth grader. Later he was in the first class to attend Dighton High School and was a 1946 graduate of the school. To get to the high school, he’d walk a quarter mile to the corner of School and Summer Streets and get the bus driven by Rehoboth resident, Harold Horton. Harold’s bus would meet the East Mass bus at the corner of 44 and New Street to take the kids to school in Dighton. My dad, Richard, had the choice of attending either Dighton or Taunton High School. He attended only the first day at Dighton, and found out they didn’t offer algebra. Algebra was so important to my dad that he and Bob Trim, who was also good at math, would occasionally camp out behind Horton Farm in the village to study algebra together. After graduating from Taunton High in 1944, my dad enlisted into the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater as an army engineer.

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As a new kid in town, my uncle would introduce himself to others and say that he was Dr. Parker’s grandson. Certainly, in those days everyone knew everybody in town. One day when he spoke to Ralph Horton in this fashion, Ralph recognized the name and stated that he went to school with his mother, Ruth. As grandsons of veterinarian Dr. Parker, who was able to attend to not only the animals for which people depended on for their livelihood but also the people themselves, my father and uncle were accepted graciously and easily by those in the community. As kids, both my father and uncle could often be found riding their horse “Lady” through town. They’d ride to the swimming hole over on Wilmarth Bridge Road or over to Danforth Street and find the


April 2011 The Reporter other friends. They might ride along the dirt roads to Aldrich Farm and Devil’s Pond, over even as far as Perryville or “Oak Swamp”. The trolley tracks were all but removed by that time, so that was also a good ride. One of their favorite pastimes was hanging out at the village store which Bill Holden ran for Frank Horton. Gordon would ride down on his horse and most likely find a buddy there, get a soda, go skating on the village pond, or go ride their horses. My uncle now admits to carving the “G” on the store bench you will find while visiting the Carpenter Museum. There, along with initials carved by other boys, my uncle’s was first! Once, my dad was riding bikes with a couple of friends and they were all together on top of long hill on the corner of New and County Streets. My dad was riding a bike with no brakes when they were ready to take off and race down the hill. One, two, three, go! They started off together but the two other boys eyed each other, and stopped up short, letting my dad fly down the hill alone. Unable to stop, he kept going, enjoyed the joke, and rode home.

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Gordon fondly remembers working at the Bowen homestead on Homestead Avenue. Joanie Horton (now Joan Olson) would be working side by side there on her father’s farm. He’d drive his car over in time to get the memorable breakfasts Sabina Bowen (Bini), would serve. He worked there through the winter of 1947 after he turned 19 years old. My uncle has many memories growing up in Rehoboth, where life was unfettered and free for a boy to roam on a horse to the nearby swimming hole or meet his pals at the store. It was a life centered on family and friends with little hesitation in enjoying the great outdoors. Whether out picking blueberries, working a farm or a clambake, or camping in the summer woods, these times in Rehoboth were the ones my uncle and dad remember with much love, humor, and adventure.

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People In The News Local Student Named Massachusetts Georgraphic Bee Semifinalist By National Geographic Society

Matthew L. Pray, son of Kevin and Kathleen Pray, is an 8th grader at Beckwith Middle School who was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2011 Massachusetts Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Bees were held in schools with fourth through eighth grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s Geographic Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National Geographic Society invited students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level. The 2011 Massachusetts Geographic Bee will be held at Clark University on Friday, April 1, 2011. The state winner will receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD”, and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he/she will represent Massachusetts in the national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters, May 24- 25, 2011. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in Society. The national winner will also travel (along with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galapagos Islands. The winner will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscape of Glapagos. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. For additional information on the National Geographic Bee please visit www. nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

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Radford, Va. – Samantha Rose Reddington of Rehoboth, Mass., has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Radford University. Reddington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reddington of 103 Ash St., is a freshman pre-nursing major. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C. Radford University is a comprehensive, mid-sized university located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia. Serving a student population of approximately 9,000, Radford features small class sizes and a strong service orientation on a beautiful 191-acre campus. Progress continues on a $212 million building and renovation program designed to transform its American classic campus with 21st century opportunities. A 2009 renovation of Young Hall has created one of the most technologically advanced academic buildings in the United States. In spring 2010, RU began construction of a $44 million signature building for the College of Business and Economics. Construction of a new $32 million student fitness and wellness center will begin in 2011. The university offers 68 degree programs at the undergraduate level and 24 fields of study at the graduate level that have 15 options or specializations and nine post-baccalaureate certificates. RU has recently added doctoral degrees in psychology, physical therapy, and nursing practice, and a master’s in occupational therapy. Radford University is also recognized for its commitment to sustainability and responsible stewardship of economic, social and environmental resources.

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Matt Lockwood, a senior and Captain of the 2010 Seekonk Warrior’s Football team, has been selected along with 100 other high school players in Massachusetts to play in the 33rd annual Shriner’s Bowl All Star Football game. Matt is only the fourth player since the inception of the Shriners Bowl in 1979 selected from Seekonk High School. (Jason Swepson, ‘88, Christopher Hanoian, ‘08, and Christopher Howard, ‘08). All proceeds from the game benefit the 22 Shriners Hospitals in the US and Canada which provide pediatric specialty care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate deformities at no cost to the patients or their families. The game is June 17 at 7 p.m. at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Ma, tickets are $15. For ticket information please call 508-269-8722.

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The Hummel Report

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Christopher Morra has been a polarizing figure in Rehoboth since moving to town from East Providence eight years ago. He was responsible for hiring embattled Police Chief Stephen Enos and is working to help allies of the chief stay on the Board of Selectmen when voters go to the polls on Monday. This week Jim Hummel has a few questions for Morra - and finds out that Morra has a few questions for him.

The following is a transcript of interview with Chris Morra at a recent Selectman’s meeting…

He has been a polarizing figure in Rehoboth since moving here from East Providence eight years ago. Almost immediately Christopher Morra dove into town politics. And Morra, who formed Rehoboth’s Reform Party has been no stranger to controversy in both his public and professional life. Three years ago he was assaulted in the parking lot of his business, National Security and Fire Alarm Systems, in East Providence. Morra said it was politically-motivated. Last summer a dead goat turned up in front of Morra’s sprawling property on Summer Street. He called it the ugly side of politics in Rehoboth. And it was Morra, as chairman of the selectmen’s board, who ousted Police Chief Norman Miranda in 2008, paving the way for current Chief Stephen Enos, who has been the talk of the town since his highly publicized drinking incident at an East Providence restaurant in December. The current board did its own investigation and chose not to discipline Enos. The Enos incident - and the way the board of selectmen has handled it - has in many ways defined a fierce election campaign that culminates Monday, when voters will decide whether to re-elect Chairman Ken Foley - a Morra ally and supporter of the chief - to a three-year term. Also at stake, a one-year term for the seat held by Kevin McBride, who resigned as selectman three months ago - in part over the way the Enos incident was handled. After McBride crushed him in the 2009 elections, Morra resurfaced as the chairman of the town’s Finance Committee and is a regular at selectmen’s meetings. His company, National Security, installed a phone system that was the subject of a Hummel Report investigation earlier this month. We found the chief was not enforcing a requirement of his officers notify those on the other end of outgoing calls that they were being recorded. Morra says he has installed, free of charge, security or alarm systems at Town Hall and the Senior Center. We learned that Morra’s company was at the station the day after our story ran to convert the chief’s private line to an unrecorded outgoing line. There was no record of a work order so we wanted to ask him about it - and the relationship his company has with the town. We didn’t get very far before Morra went on the offensive. Hummel: ``I just had a question for you, your company was there on Friday to install the line at the police station...National Security?’’ Morra: ``I don’t know what you’re talking about. We weren’t there to install anything.’’ Hummel: ``Your company was not at the...’’ Morra: ``Did I give you permission to record me right now? Did you ask my permission?’’ Hummel: ``I don’t need your permission.’’ Morra: ``You do, in Massachusetts you do.’’


April 2011 The Reporter Hummel: `` I don’t.’’ Morra: ``Yes, you do.’’ Hummel: ``We both know we’re being recorded.’’ Morra: ``No, I do not know that. You just stick a camera in front of me.’’ Morra continued to avoid our questions about his company. Hummel: ``What do you want to hide behind?’’ Morra: ``No, you’re the one hiding. You’re doing false stories.’’ Hummel: ``National Security has done no work?’’ Morra: ``False stories.’’ Hummel: ``Let’s talk...we’re asking you a question.’’ Morra: ``Thank you.’’ Hummel: ``Hey, you’re a public official.’’ Morra: ``Don’t get in my way.’’ Hummel: ``You’re a public official.’’ Morra: ``Out of my way. Don’t block my way.’’ Hummel: ``Has your company done the work?’’ MorraL ``Listen, I just said to you.’’ Humme: ``Has your company done work...’’ Morra: ``I’m done talking to you. You’re not a creditable person. Why don’t you put THAT on the news.’’ Hummel: ``I’d be happy to.’’ Morra: ``You’re not a creditable person.’’ Hummel: ``We’re recording now you know.’’ Morra: ``Yes, that’s okay. You’re not a creditable person.’’ As we continued to question Morra, resident Robert Benoit took issue with our recording in a public building. (cane hits camera) Benoit: ``I don’t want to be on camera.’’ Hummel: ``You’re not on the camera.’’ Benoit: ``Get out of here!’’ (cane hits camera) Chief Enos - in a report to the Selectmen confirmed that Morra’s company was the original vendor that installed the phone system and that National Security was, in fact, at the station working on it earlier this month - our original question to Morra - who even this week would still not confirm it. Morra - at the meeting - then challenged us to do stories about what he called corruption in the town - claiming the Hummel Report is aligned with a citizens group in town that has been funding our stories.. Hummel: ``This has all been about Chief Enos. It’s got nothing to do with them.’’ Morra: ``At this point you’re harassing the person. You’re harassing the person.’’ Hummel: ``Do you speak for him now, are you his spokesman?’’ Morra: ``No I’m speaking of a citizen of the town right now I’m entitled to my opinion. And I’m giving you my opinion.’’ Hummel: ``Can you tell your friend, the chief, to give me a call back so we can get his side of the story?’’ Morra: ``Don’t refer to him as my friend because now you’re being distorted.’’ Hummel: ``You’re defending him. You just told me I misreported his time sheets - when I called him directly and he chose not to call me back.’’ Morra: ``Hey, that’s what you say. I really don’t buy it. I find you very unprofessional.’’ During our interview one of Morra’s friends called the Rehoboth Police, claiming we had assaulted him. A lieutenant who responded to the call told Morra he was free to walk away. Morra: ``Don’t say I can leave. You’re telling me I can leave when these people are in my face.’’ Officer: ``If he’s annoying you can get up and leave as well as he can leave if he’s troubling you.’’ Morra: ``I’m here to be at a Board of Selectmen’s meeting. I’m not here to be harassed by you or these people, or anyone.’’ Officer: `` I’m just responding to a call.’’ Morra: ``Don’t say to me that I’m the one who should leave

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when I’m asking these gentlemen not to interview me, that I didn’t care to talk to them and they’re forcing themselves in my face.’’ Morra told the officer that he was not assaulted and didn’t want to file a complaint. Meanwhile voters will decide whether to re-elect Foley, or Planning Commission Chairman Mike Costello to the three-year term. And either Jim Paon, a member of the School committee or Planning Commission member Joe Tito to the one-year term. Morra is supporting both Foley and Paon, with signs posted in front of his house. Paon tells the Hummel Report he is generally supportive of the work Chief Enos has done. Tito and Costello say they would have put Enos on leave pending an investigation into the East Providence incident from the get-go. So Monday voters in this rural community will have the final say. And the chief’s future may very well hinge on this election, as his contract expires this fall.

[HUMMEL REPORT EDITOR’S NOTE]

During the interview, Mr. Morra made the following accusation: “Who’s paying you to do these stories? Is it accurate that you are on Mr. Costello’s website thanking him for a contribution he made to you?” We have since discovered that Mr. Costello, a candidate for selectman in Rehoboth, does have a website and there is an email posted on that site from Jim to our “Hummel Club.” The Hummel Club, as you may know, is our list of contributors and they receive, among other things, a personal behind-the-scenes letter from Jim. Mr. Costello does not contribute to the Hummel Report, is not on the Hummel Club list, and we do not know how he received copies of the letters. We have asked Mr. Costello to make this clear on his website. We have not received, nor would we accept, funding from any elected/appointed official or political organizations in Rehoboth, or any other town. Furthermore, in order to guarantee complete editorial control for Jim the Hummel Report does not accept any funding other than those designated for general operations and, as a rule, Jim is not made aware of the names of our donors so as to maintain objectivity. The allegations made by Mr. Morra are false. The Hummel Report is a unique Web site that provides a daily news feed for Rhode Island issues, access to public documents and information, and the only place you can find exclusive videos featuring Jim Hummel as he exposes government waste and corruption. Distributed online at www.HummelReport.com Announced every Thursday on air at 630 WPRO & 99.7 FM and in print in Motif Magazine available FREE at over 1000 location in Rhode Island

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Caller, Steve Zakon-Anderson; music by Rumblestrip Friday, April 8, 8 p.m.

All dances will be taught by caller Steve Zakon-Anderson. Music will be performed by Rumblestrip, with Nat Hewitt, Liza Constable, and Glen Loper.

Caller, Chris Weiler; music by Heathen Creek Friday, April 22, 8 p.m.

All dances will be taught by caller Chris Weiler. Music will be performed by Heathen Creek, with Maia Rutman, Pete Johannsen, and Mark Koyama.

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The Moonlite Inn will be hosting a special Mother's Day, May RSVP PleaseTeas ~ 508-252-4735 8th and on April 16th www.moonliteinn.com Please call to make reservations for Mothers Day Tea.

Caller, Lisa Greenleaf; music by Perpetual e-Motion Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.

There will be a challenging Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, April 29. All dances will be taught by caller Lisa Greenleaf. Music will be performed by Perpetual e-Motion, with Ed Howe and John Cote. While open to the general public, this special challenging dance is geared toward those who have been dancing for a while. Partners not necessary.

The Monthly Concert Series at Francis Farm in Rehoboth Festival Open House Live Music and Dancing Live Bands, BBQ, Drinks and Fun! April 9th at 5pm May 7th at TBA Call (508) 245-7671 or (508) 252-3212

Rehoboth Community Dance Sunday, April 10th

* FREE * On Sunday evening, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The April 10 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, call Bob or Suzanne Elliott at 508-669-5656, or you can email Paul Wilde at zenyente@gmail.com. http://www.contradancelinks.com/jammers.html.


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The Dighton Intertribal Indian Council & The Dighton Dandi Lions

Fund Raiser Clam Boil!

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Annual Station 3’s Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ Sunday April 17th

South Rehoboth Fire Station on Pleasant St pick-up between 11:30 – 1 p.m. For Tickets contact (508)379-0156 by April 14th. Leave a message. Price: $10 for a complete meal

Oldies but Goodies Dance Friday, April 29th • 7 -11 p.m.

Liberal Club on Star St. in Fall River, MA

Tickets $10.00 Cash bar • Munchies served

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On April 30, 2011, Pete and Loretta MacDonald will be on Martha’s Vineyard with friends and family for the Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard 2011. Loretta devoted nineteen years to teaching at Palmer River School. Although the progressive effects of MS forced her to leave classroom teaching, she now joyfully volunteers in third grade a few hours a week. Her husband, Pete, will join the “Folks on Spokes” cycling team on the bike ride, which is organized by the Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Also participating will be their three children, Pete, Shawna and Matthew - all DRRHS graduates - and about a dozen or more other family members and friends. The MacDonalds have been riding in this annual event for the last 18 years. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It affects many people here in Rehoboth. Symptoms range from mild, such as numbness in the limbs, to severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. The unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be life long. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. We know there are many worthwhile causes always seeking your support. If you want to join the fight against MS, you can donate to the Folks on Spokes team by sending a check made out to the National MS Society to: Pete MacDonald, 5 Apple Valley Dr., Rehoboth, MA 02769. The MacDonalds can also be reached at 508-252-4475. Folks on Spokes Riding for a world free of MS… Rain or Shine.

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Members of the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble will present an afternoon recital of solo and chamber music at 3 P.M. on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the Murray Unitarian Universalist Church located at 505 North Main Street (Route 152) in Attleboro, MA. The concert is free to the public but donations for the church’s food pantry will be gratefully accepted at the door. For further information, contact RIWE.org.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Women’s Guild

Meeting in the church Thursday, April 14th, at 7:00 P.M.

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May Breakfast, Craft Show and Bake Sale Saturday, May 7th at 7am

Rehoboth Congregational Church sponsored by the Missions Committee

The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and run through 2 p.m. with eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee and juice being served in Fellowship Hall at the Bay State Road church. No reservations are necessary. The cost will be $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children under the age of 12. At the same time a craft fair will be held in the lower level of the church and the Missions Committee is looking for twenty vendors interested in participating at a cost of $25 a table. Each vendor will be allowed one free breakfast. Todd Ingham is the contact person and can be reached at 508-493-1113. Home baked goods will also be on sale in Fellowship Hall during the breakfast. Proceeds will be used to benefit the missions program of the church.

Easter Sunrise Service

April 24th - The Easter Sunrise Service, jointly sponsored by area United Church of Christ Churches; begins at 6 A.M. by the Gazebo near the Grist Mill Pond (behind Vinny’s Antiques) (Fall River Avenue, Rt. 114 A) in Seekonk, MA. All Welcome.

Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services at the Seekonk Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 600 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk will include: Palm Sunday, April 17th at 9 and 10:30 A.M. including special music and palms. Maundy Thursday, April 21st at 7 P.M., the Last Supper re-enacted in Woodworth Hall. Good Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 P.M. is the Service of Darkness at the foot of the cross with the Seven Last Words of Christ. The Easter Sunrise Service, April 24th will be at 6 A.M. at the Grist Mill Pond. Easter Celebration Services, April 24th Two services of celebration at 9 & 10:30 A.M. at the church with trumpet, timpani, sacred dancers and choirs.

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Community out reach series sponsored by “We Help Others” Caring For Caregivers - What You Need To Know Tuesday, April 12th 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

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Tuesday, May 10th 6:00 P.M.--7:30 P.M.

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Tuesday, June 7th - 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. End of Life Issues-Five Wishes

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We will be holding Stations of the Cross followed by a Lenten Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent. Our Holy Week services are as follows: Sunday April 17th Palm Sunday Eucharist 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Wednesday April 20th Tenebrae Service 7 p.m. Thursday April 21st Maundy Thursday dinner/foot washing and service 6 p.m. Friday April 22nd Good Friday Services 12 noon and 7 p.m. Sunday April 24th Easter Services 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. All Saints Anglican Church is located at 1188 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA. For more information, please call the office at 508-222-2640, or visit our website at www.allsaintsacna.org.

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Beckwith Talent Show May 19th Palmer River Talent Show May 27th

Did you know we have many talented dancers, actors, comedians, singers, and more right here at Palmer River and Beckwith Schools? Each year the PTSA sponsors a Talent Show with students performing everything from singing your favorite songs to telling a few jokes. Look for more information to follow.

Reflections

Congratulations to all who entered the Reflections Art Contest. Looking forward to seeing you at our Awards Ceremony on May 11th 7 p.m. Palmer River Cafeteria. Your invitation will be arriving soon. First place winners forwarded to national: Isabella Santos - Dance primary Kerry Fitzgerald - Photo Intermediate Ashley Szczoczarz - Photo Mid/Jr. State winners in addition to the top 3 sent to national: Bram Stebbings - VA Mid/Jr 2nd Jacob Greenberg - Photo prim 3rd Sydney Cordeiro - film inter 2nd Avery Carriuolo - lit inter 3rd Jenna Barlow - literature mid 3rd

PTSA Open Positions for 2011-2012

An organization cannot run by itself and the PTSA needs both Beckwith and Palmer River parents/guardians to keep these great programs running. Won’t you consider joining our efforts to make a difference in every child’s education? President Vice President Palmer River Vice President Palmer River Bookfair Holiday Shop Room Parent Coordinator Palmer River Fundraising Chairperson Beckwith Fundraising Chairperson Membership Chairperson

Beckwith Spring Book Fair Hosted through Scholastic Books April 5th to April 11th

Located in the school library. Students will have the opportunity to shop during school hours. We welcome parents to stop in during STEM night April 7th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Beckwith School library This year Scholastic has added a great new young adult case. These titles selected by Scholastic include an assortment of titles that some customers may consider to be mature or for advanced readers. The titles selected offer great appeal to middle school students because of their dramatic and relevant subject matter, and also deliver messages about the negative consequences of engaging in reckless, dangerous or selfish behaviors. Please be aware if your student purchases a book you do not approve of you may return it for an exchange or refund. The titles being offered will be approved by the school librarian before the book fair begins.


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Dates to Remember: April

PR Preschool Parent Group 9-11 a.m. 11th-15th BW Spirit Week 13th BW Faculty Vs. Student BB Game 18th-22nd Spring Recess 29th PR Progress Reports Distributed **May 11th PTSA Awards Ceremony 7 p.m. Palmer River Cafeteria

8th BW Report Cards Issued PR Principals Coffee 2:30

Elise DuBois, Assistant to Principal

“Fly Me to the Moon”- The students in grade 3, rooms 49 and 50 did some extraordinary work researching astronauts. As part of their work in science, they then created a poster detailed with information they gathered. The children presented their posters in front of their class. Expanding on this lunar theme, the children also wrote stories on flying to the moon, told what they saw on the way there, and described what they did when they arrived. Poems as Bright as a Star in the Night Sky - Children in the fourth grade with Mrs Stebbings and Mrs. Klinkhamer have just completed an outstanding poetry unit of study. The students learned all about figurative language, including similes, metaphors, hyperboles, personification and more! The children read free verse and rhyming poems. They even got in touch with their poetic side, by writing about spring and science. Many of the children wrote science poems and submitted them to a Science Poetry Contest, sponsored by Boston College. The students (and their teachers) are excited to learn if we have any winning entries. We should hear within the month. So…. keep your fingers crossed!

Science Fair in the Air - Fourth grade students in Miss Bouldry’s and Miss Gridley’s classrooms are getting ready for a science fair on May 6. The children are enthusiastically focusing all of their efforts on animal adaptations. Additionally, the teachers will be starting their mouse unit this month. The students will be reading many different mouse related books such as the Dick King Smith series and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. As a culminating activity, the students will tie in mathematics by creating mouse mazes using geometry, graphing, scale and what they know about mice. The students are excited about challenging each other with timed races in the mazes using our dwarf Chinese hamsters (which look exactly like field mice, minus the tails). I have marked my calendar already!

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The Reporter April 2011 How Many Books did they Read? – Mrs. Maguy’s first graders have continued to impress Palmer River with their dedication to reading. Our class is working to read 1,500 books by May 27th. As of March 23rd we have 522. The children continue to expand their math skills and have been busy working on fact families using fact triangles. Coming up this month, these children will be learning about life cycles and how plants grow. The children will dive in getting their hands dirty and doing a little planting of their own come the end of the month. Mrs. Maguy encourages the families of her students to keep up the good work with writing. For these young learners, writing now brings new challenges like staying on topic and writing multiple sentences! Practice always helps.

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Mrs. Maguy’s students are all wrapped up in their reading. One link represents a book read. 522 books read thus far - and counting. Will they reach 1500? Our Own “Mr. Popper” – If you have not yet enjoyed the classic, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, this next highlight just might inspire you. To their delight, Mrs. Costantino’s third grade students had the luxury of meeting a real Antarctica expert. It was Steven Merriam’s grandfather, Eric Merriam. He was a carpenter working in Antarctica for a span of several years. He gave a presentation with pictures of both where he worked and the animals, etc. Coincidentally, the students were also reading a story in their StoryTown about Antarctica. Arrays Abound - Students in Mrs. Fernandes’ second grade classroom have been having fun with arrays. The students made a list and completed several outstanding arrays (which they posted in the hall) to show all their creative talent. The children are also doing well with mastering their addition and subtraction facts to 20. Mrs. Fernandes reports that the children’s problem solving strategies are coming along very well too! This classroom Really Likes Math! Recess Time Dashing out the door, Children running, shouting, laughing. Swinging on the swings, And sliding down the slide! Recess is awesome!

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Beach Day Pack the car. The cooler is full of food. Smiling children giggling and chattering. Wearing fancy bathing suits, Waving colorful towels. OUCH! The sand is hot! Splashing into the cold waves. We love the beach. Cooperatively written by Mrs. Fernandes’ students in Grade 2 Learning in the Library – As Part of our Feinstein Good deeds initiative, our librarian, Brenda Carr, has started a new community service project with our students. All of the classes read Horton Hears A Who and we are showing we care for others. To extend to youngsters that are under care at Morton Hospital, Mrs. Carr’s classes will start creating “sunshine cards”. The cards will be distributed the week of May 8th, National Hospital Week. Morton Hospital is excited about the effort and said, “We would be delighted to accept the “sunshine” cards! These would certainly brighten the day of our patients.” In other news, to date we have had 8,918 checkouts for nonfiction books and 12,903 checkouts for fiction books an amazing total of 21,821 checkouts to date. As the school


April 2011 The Reporter year is winding down, the children will begin checking out one book weekly for the month of May for all the grades. Please return all library books by June 1st. Shelf reading will be done on the entire collection. 3 – 2 – 1- BLAST OFF! - If you happen to see something bolting over Palmer River School in the near future - Panic not. It is likely the launching of Estes Rockets in Mrs. Klinkhamer’s fourth grade. Provided through a PTSA Enrichment Grant, the rockets will tentatively be blasting off in May. Why so late? We really need perfect weather to launch the rockets - minimal wind is extremely important. Our launch site will be just beyond the playground (where the children play football), between PRES and Beckwith. This spot will give us enough open space, and will limit disruption to classrooms at the back of the school. Keep your eyes to the skies! Mr. Feinstein Would be Proud - We are appreciative of all the wonderful donations we received this past March in honor of the Rehoboth Food Pantry. The children were both spirited, wearing their Palmer River Green, and generous. In total, we collected over 596 food and care items and an additional $257.00 to support the food pantry. We are very proud of our students and this caring school community.

Japanese Relief

flag), to show compassion for the Japanese people and victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami. If the children wish to contribute to the relief effort on April 1st, we ask that they bring in a dollar. Monies collected will be spit between the American Red Cross and Doctors without Borders. SAVE THE DATE - We would like to commend all of our third and fourth grade students for their efforts on the English

Language Arts portions of the MCAS. The children worked very hard and we are hopeful our school scores will be reflective of all their learning and hard work. Please make a note of the testing dates for Mathematics in May. Students in Grade 4 will test May 17th and 18th. Students in Grade 3 will test May 19th and 20th. It is essential that all students be here to test. Please mark your calendar in preparation for MCAS.

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No Cell Phones During MCAS

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education prohibits cell phones during MCAS testing. If your child brings a cell phone to school, please know that cell phones are not allowed in the testing environment and that lockers are not secure. Students found to have cell phones in the test environment will have their tests invalidated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Invalid tests receive no points and students do not have an opportunity to retake the test. MCAS sessions started March 22. Please check our website for the complete schedule.

MCAS Test Tips

Here are few test-taking tips to keep in mind as we begin testing this month. For optimal testing results, please be sure your child is well rested and has had breakfast before coming to school Make sure your child has plenty of time to get ready for school so that he/she is not rushed. Remind your child to think positive and talk to him or her if there are concerns.

Come to see Walking on Sunshine and Bring Sunshine to Others Too

Rewind your mind to the year 1983. The music. The outfits. The hair. The music. The Beckwith Middle School Drama Club is set to bring that era to life with their original musical, Walking on Sunshine. Get ready to rock to the songs of Cyndi Lauper, Men at Work, Rick Springfield, the Buggles, and many others. This musical takes place in a record shop known as Pair-A-Dice Records. Here we find Mickey and his heart is about to be broken. Add in the fact that his band, The Electric Flamingos, can’t seem to catch a break and you’ve got the makings of a really bad day. There is also Jack. Jack really likes Diane but Diane only has eyes for Jessie. Follow? Me neither but come check out how this all plays out. On the way through this musical and visual celebration come watch Beckwith students and faculty act, sing, dance, and perform to the music and styling’s of the fabulous 1980s. Walking on Sunshine is set to perform on the dates of Thursday, March 31, Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. Showtime is at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $8 for adults. A family pass of tickets can be purchased for $22 which includes 4 tickets. Tickets can be purchased at Beckwith Middle School. The cast and crew of Walking on Sunshine are proud to donate 100% of the proceeds from the Saturday night performance to aid in the fight against childhood cancer.


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Spelling Team

Congratulations to the Beckwith Spelling Team for placing first at the Massasoit League Spring Spelling Meet on March 4. Team members are Nikita Bansal, Kelly Brown, Jenna Burke, Caroline DeCoste, Ali Freitas, Brittany Hunt, Jenna Massoud, Raina Parente, David Payne, Rebekah Philip, Victoria Scott, and Bram Stebbings. Nikita Bansal, Ali Freitas, David Payne, and Rebekah Philip were our oral spellers at the Spring Meet.

Geography Bee Update

Beckwith’s National Geography Bee winner, Matt Pray, has qualified to compete in the State Meet. He will travel to Worcester on April 1st to compete for the chance to represent Massachusetts in the National Meet which will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 27th. Congrats, Matt!

Principal’s Coffee

Just a friendly reminder that the next Principal’s Coffee will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 107. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spirit Week Update

We will begin our Spirit Week festivities this year with a Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday, April 8. Remind your child to listen to school announcements for upcoming details. Spirit Week 2011 will begin on Monday, April 11 with Mix & Match day. Wear your stripes with your polka dots! Tuesday, April 12 will be Twin day. Dress up like a friend. Wednesday, April 13 will be Blue & White day. The Faculty basketball game will be held after school on Wednesday, April 13 until 4:00 p.m. The Faculty will play members of the Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball teams. The cost is $3. Thursday, April 14 will be Sports day. Wear your favorite team jersey. Friday, April 15 is Color day. Each grade wears theirs class colors: 8th grade - red, 7th grade - green, 6th grade – orange, and 5th grade purple. Show your school spirit and participate in these fun events!

Softball/Baseball Tryouts

Softball and Baseball Tryouts will begin soon. Candidates must have their permission slip and updated physical on file with Mrs. Mondor, the school nurse. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Neville (boys’ coach) or Mrs. Jerauld (girls’ coach).

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Community Preservation Committee Approves Hornbine School Proposal

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has reviewed and approved a proposal presented by Cathy Potter of the Rehoboth Historical Commission to repair and restore the windows of the Hornbine School. The Hornbine School, built ca. 1846, serves to educate many public and private schoolchildren from Rehoboth and surrounding communities where the children spend a day experiencing life in a classroom of the 1800’s. It also serves as museum open to the public two Sundays per month from June to October, and is a historic gem for the town of Rehoboth. As in any old wooden structure, there is always need for maintenance and repair. The windows currently need attention, and the CPC felt this is an excellent use of the Community Preservation Act’s funds. The CPC approved the bid for services by a qualified restoration expert. We will be asking for the Town’s approval at the spring Town Meeting and encourage all voters to support this worthy endeavor.

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The Dighton Rehoboth Falcons Pee Wee Football Team received their Championship jackets during the Annual banquet held on 3/19. The Falcons had an undefeated season, going 10-0 and winning the Rhode Island Southeastern MA (R.I.S.M.A) Division 1 Pop Warner State Championship. The team scored 259 points while allowing only 25 recording 6 shutouts. Members of the team include Nick Alexander,Tayler Andrews,Benjamin Benevides,Bubba Correira,Tanner Costa,Korey Gendreau,Mat Goss,Mitchell Harney,Chase LeBaron,Drew Leblanc,Jason Medeiros,Joey Mederios,Mason Morehead,Andrew Nolan,nate Oliver,Cam Reed,Sean Rockcliffe,Marcus Rodrigues,Jake Salera,Jeffrey Savage,Colin Silva, Steven Silvia,Dylan Souza,Eric Teixeira, Michael Trudel,and Tom Wood. The website is www. drfalcons.com for information on sign ups. The president of DR Pop Warner is Richard Mello.

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RYBSA Begins A New Season

The countdown to opening day has begun. We are all excited to get out on the fields and start playing some baseball. We had a great turn out for all of the try-outs and evaluations and we want to thank all of you who participated. Teams will be selected shortly and the coaches will be contacting their players. There have been several changes that have taken place this season in regards to the usage of composite bats, the structure of softball and new names for the teams. Please visit us at RYBSAonline.com or on Facebook for up to date information. RYBSA RESTRUCTURES GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE Why do it? – The changes to the league structure are part of a broader plan to raise the level of play in all divisions making games more exciting and more fun for all of the girls.

What was the old structure?

Farm: K thru 2nd (coach pitch) Juniors: 3rd thru 5th (player pitch + pitching machine) Seniors: 6th thru 16 yrs old (after 12/31/xx)

What is the new structure?

Futures: K thru 1st (instructional) Nationals: 2nd thru 3rd (coach & player pitch) Olympic: 4th thru 6th*(player pitch only-no machine) USA: 7th thru 16 yrs old (after 12/31/xx) *6th graders who want to play up may participate in a tryout to fill any open roster spots in the USA Division. Clam Boil Fundraiser May 13 at Seekonk Gun Club Remember to save the date and purchase your tickets. RYBSA will kick off the 2011 season with a Clam Boil Fundraising dinner on Friday 5/13 at the Seekonk Gun Club at 7:00pm. Ticket will be $25 and will be sold on a first come basis. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Support RYBSA, see good friends and eat great food!! We are looking for local businesses to donate silent raffle prizes. Please contact Mario Tomellini if you would like to donate. mtomellini@rybsaonline.com.

Opening Day

Opening day will be on Saturday 4/16/11 at The Martin Complex. All teams will be involved in the opening ceremonies. It is a great day to get together to begin what will be a great season of baseball. We are looking for a resident/student who would like to sing the National Anthem . Please send all inquiries to Jdelaplain@ rybsaonline.com.

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The RYBSA will be sponsoring a day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Come join us on Saturday 6/11/11 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket RI. The PawSox will take on The Charlotte Knights. General admission tickets are $7.00. Reserve your tickets Now!!!

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RYBSA is pleased to announce some great changes taking place concerning team names and uniforms. We have upgraded all of our uniforms and have made changes in the names of the teams to reflect those same teams in the different baseball divisions. As a result you will see such names in AAA as the Iron Pigs, Mud Hens, and the PawSox. AA will have the Sea Dogs, the Rockhounds, and the Muscats just to name a few. These changes have also welcomed new team sponsors that will be represented on the new uniforms. We would like to thank and welcome our team sponsors for the 2011 season…….. Propane Plus, Dunkin Donuts, Orthopedic Associates, Graphic Ink, Yankee Fiber, Bay State Pet& Garden, Crellin Handling, B. Conway Construction,

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New Bat Rules

As of January 2011 the Little League Association has adopted new rules and guidelines regarding the use of composite bats in little league. The Board of Directors of RYBSA has decided to comply with the new bat regulations set forth by the little league association, effective this 2011 baseball season. This means that certain bats that are not approved by the little league association will not be allowed to be used. For a complete article on the “new bat rules” http://www. littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2010/Sep-Dec/LLBBCompositeBatMoratoriumFAQ.htm. This is a change that is for the safety of the player which is our #1 priority at RYBSA.

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Place: Newman YMCA 472 Taunton Ave; Seekonk, MA 02771 “The Program Starts Here!” Flag Football – 5, 6, & first time 7 year olds August events for kids and parents Practice 4 nights a week during summer (3 for flag) Practice 3 nights a week during school (2 for flag) ***For more information and to register online, please visit our web site: www. seekonkjrwarriors.com

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Sign ups for Seekonk Soccer spring clinic for the U-6 and U-8 age groups now being offered. Clinic will be held one day a week at the Cole Street Soccer fields For more information and to register please visit us at www.SeekonkSoccer.org.

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Frisbee Show at Seekonk Library

As part of Seekonk Library’s celebration of National Library Week, the Library is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. Todd Brodeur will present a World Class Frisbee Show and Playshop in the Library’s Meeting Room (or outdoors, weather permitting).

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This event is sponsored by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library and is open to the public. Todd’s a two-time Frisbee Freestyle World Champion and will show the group a few easy tricks, then some harder tricks, then show a collection of assorted Frisbees with some history and science. He may even have time to lead the group in a hands-on clinic and show a number of tricks and catches everyone can do. For more information on this or other events scheduled during National Library Week, April 11-16, 2011, please call Seekonk Public Library at 508-336-8230 x140.

Seekonk Library is pleased to announce that Cindy Melikian will present Cindy’s Magical Book Tour on Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room, in conjunction with the Library’s week-long celebration of National Library Week. This is not your typical Magic Show! Cindy performs a fun magic show based on well-known children’s tales using live rabbits and doves. Some of the stories may include The Velveteen Rabbit, The Ugly Duckling, Aesop’s Fables and others. Audience participation with a comedic twist will bring lots of smiles to everyone. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library and is free and open to the public. If patrons have a special physical or communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or activities, they should contact the Library staff to discuss accommodations. Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. For more information on this program or any other services provided by the Library, please call (508) 336-8230.

Ultimate Kids Party at Seekonk Library

Seekonk Library has scheduled Mr. D.J.’s Ultimate Kids Party for April 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. during April School Vacation. Mr. D.J.’s Ultimate Kids Party is based on the simple concept of kids being kids. Mr. D.J.’s high energy program consists of singing, dancing, playing games, screaming, catching bubbles, winning prizes and NO SITTING! Most entertainers say “…sit and look what I can do!” Mr. D.J. may let kids sit down…once they’re Lic. #67 exhausted! His show includes Karaoke Sing-alongs, dancing, line dances, contests, disco lights, cool music, limbo, a bubble machine, his world famous “messy game” and cool prizes! This program is great entertainment for boys, girls and grown ups alike! Tad Travis, Mr. D.J., has been involved in Bedding Plants the music industry for over 30 years. For 15 Impatients, Marigolds years, he played in several bands, duos, and & more as a solo performer in 7 states and overseas. In 1991, he left the live music industry and Potted Plants formed “You Are the Star”, a full service D.J. Gerbera Daisies, and Karaoke company. In only 3 years, he has acquired 5 music systems, operated Gazanias, Coleus, by 9 DJs, and is performing up to 20 shows Geranium & more a week! Currently, 95% of his events are entertaining children—his specialty! Potted Patio Vegetables This event is sponsored by Friends of Tumbling Tom, Sweet & the Seekonk Public Library and the public Hot Peppers, Yellow Tom, etc. is invited. If patrons have a special physical or Vegetable Plants communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or Assorted Herbs activities, they should contact the Library Hangers & More staff to discuss accommodations. Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. For more information on this or any other program offered by Seekonk Library, please call (508) 336-8230.

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Spring Home & Garden

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By: Heather Jenson Rose This year was the 19th edition of the annual Spring Flower and Garden Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. With a theme of “Gardening with Heart” 28 exhibitors created breathtaking landscapes from romantic movies or displayed their heart healthy vision of gardening essentials. In addition there were over 250 marketplace vendors offering everything from greenhouses to hot pepper jelly. With many of us so winter weary, it was a refreshing break to stop and smell the actual roses, tulips and herbs that wafted through the air. It did the soul good to get a glimpse of spring color. continued on next page...

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Time for Planning Spring Projects

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Local hard scape supply company J&J Materials put their heart into a hard scape roof top design inspired by the 2005 romantic flick “Just Like Heaven”. With waterfalls, lighted stone pillars and cobble stone walkways, it was truly a romantic getaway. Rehoboth landscaper Scott Rose of Big Sky Landscaping in tandem with local designer Michelle Souza of Metamorphosis design took this year’s heart theme in a different direction, displaying a heart healthy backto-nature vision of a backyard landscape. With a heart adorned chicken coop and natural stone walkway, this herbal scented backyard farm retreat reminded all what spring feels like in New England. Many awards were given to the participants of this year’s Spring Flower and Garden Show. Our own Rehoboth Garden Club put in a showing of a shadow box display. Marjorie DeAngelis won 3rd place for her sunny “Illumination” shadow box design.


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Spring Home & Garden Metamorphosis Design and Big Sky Landscaping’s “Gardening with Heart” back yard farm retreat won multiple awards this year. The 1st place Vendor’s Choice award, 2nd place People’s Choice award and 3rd place for Best in Show was all bestowed on this local creative powerhouse. Over 30,000 people got their much needed spring inspiration from this year’s flower show. With food, demonstrations, lectures, shopping, games for the kids and amazing landscapes it was a sensual extravaganza.

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Time for Spring Projects Lynch offers these tips to impress your guests and convince potential buyers that you took outstanding care of your home:

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Begin by de-cluttering your home. By removing personal items that might distract prospective buyers, you’ll help them focus on how they think the home might look when they move in. You don’t want buyers to focus on possessions that you’ll be taking with you when you move.

When showing your home to others, it’s best to set your personal tastes aside by decorating in a way that will appeal to a broad range of people. Think about replacing strong patterns with solid colors on items like bedding, carpets and drapes. It might also be a good call to store that dramatic piece of art somewhere out of sight. You can show it off again when you move into your new house.

Many potential buyers will make decisions on which homes they would like to look at by looking at photos posted online. Do whatever you can to make your home sparkle in the images you and your real estate agent select for your listing. Focus on glass and metal surfaces that will add shine to your photos. For other bathroom surfaces, a bath scrubber like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber should be used to remove easy-to-spot and unappealing grime and scum from bathtubs and showers. Thoroughly cleaning these surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens can make your home look fresher and newer. continued on next page...

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While it’s important to keep the entire home spotless, there are two rooms in particular that require special attention: the kitchen and the bathroom. In a recent survey, Mr. Clean asked consumers which room they would clean first if moving into a new home. Of the more than 1,000 participants, an impressive 41 percent responded the kitchen and 38 percent said the bathroom. When selling your home, it is always important to make the extra effort in these two rooms; you’ll never know if it will be a make or break a deal.

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Whether they know it or not, people entering your home will notice more than just appearances. Attractive scents can create good feelings. Candles, diffusers, potpourri and cookies all offer inviting and familiar aromas. Use a cleaner with a pleasant scent to keep your home smelling fresh.

Details matter

Eliminate any small imperfections that might cause uneasiness with potential buyers by replacing broken light bulbs, fixing loose doorknobs or getting your closet door moving smoothly on it tracks. Even something as minor as a little mess in the microwave could turn off a prospective renter or buyer, so make sure every place you can think of is squeaky clean. Since first impressions are so important, having your home properly cleaned and staged will help you make a sale or rental more quickly and net the price you deserve.

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“Brightening up your living space is one of the best ways to embrace the change of seasons after a seemingly endless winter,” says Rachel Skafidas, color and design specialist for Dutch Boy Paints. “In particular, the introduction of crisp, new paint color throughout your home can usher in an almost instantaneous feeling of renewal to your surroundings.” What’s best, adding revitalizing color doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. “One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give a room an entirely new appearance is with paint,” Skafidas notes. “For a few dollars and within a few hours, any space can take on a completely updated look and feel. This year, Dutch Boy has made it even easier by creating a special palette of four spring-inspired colors to help simplify your seasonal design projects.” continued on page 69...

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Spring Home & Garden From the blue hues of early spring skies to the vibrant greens bursting outside your windows, you can effortlessly incorporate springtime nature into your home, whether you’re painting walls, trim or looking for accent colors that pop. This year’s spring color palette includes: Pursuit of Happiness, Fresh Linen, Weathered Wicker and Aubusson Vine. Capture it with color After enduring months of gray, dull weather, nothing revives a room more than a paint color named Pursuit of Happiness. This neutral, grayed blue offers a cool, refreshing feel to any space when combined with a warm, welcoming neutral, such as Fresh Linen. Together the pairing creates a perfectly balanced blend that can uplift any winter-weary interior. “Spring rejuvenation reaches beyond painting walls,” Skafidas says. “Just like the blooming flowers and greenery in your yard, brilliant accent colors can inject energy into every aspect of your home. For example, consider using paint to showcase unique architectural detailing, such as intricate trim and molding, built-in bookcases and shelves, as well as door panels.”

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Time for Spring Projects Skafidas suggests two Dutch Boy hues as ideal decorating accents, the warm goldinfused brown of Weathered Wicker and the rich green of Aubusson Vine. Both colors echo the growth occurring outside.

Explore other senses

Beyond paint color, take into consideration other design elements found in nature that can also have a significant impact on an interior space, one of which is texture. If your budget allows a few small changes beyond painting, consider removing heavy, winter-warming materials, such as damask or velvet, from the room and look to lighter, airier textiles. Heavy draperies can be replaced with sheerer window coverings that allow sunshine to filter through. Cover a dark sofa with a slipcover made from linen or lightweight cotton. Even smaller items such as candle holders, picture frames and lampshades can be interchanged as the new season approaches and then easily and quickly replaced when the weather once again turns colder.

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In addition to color and texture, springtime is filled with lively, invigorating aromas. Rather than using an artificial fragrance in your home, bring an actual piece of the season’s essence inside by investing in bunches of fresh daffodils, hyacinths and tulips - or cut them from your own flowerbeds. Place vases of them around your house and you’ll quickly discover the instantaneous and mood-lifting effect fresh flowers can have on any room. “The transition to spring is always a much-welcomed one, perhaps even more so after this year’s harsh winter,” Skafidas says. “By using nature’s rebirth as your redecorating guide, you can easily turn your interior space into a haven that boosts your spirits and accurately reflects the new season blooming outside your front door.”

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We can show you how to become a great gardener! Providing on-site guidance, hands on instruction, and personalized, creative design ideas.

Courthouse Hosts Easter Egg Hunt, Flower Sale

West Kingston, RI – Courthouse Center for the Arts celebrates the start of spring with its 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Flower Sale and Car Wash on Sat. April 23 at from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Get your car washed and pick out flowers to plant in your garden. The Easter Bunny will put in a special appearance at noon to 1 p.m. for the Easter Egg Hunt. Car washes are $7, flower prices range from $6-$9. All proceeds go towards the Children’s Youth Education Fund. All events will be held at the Courthouse Center for the Arts at 3481 Kingstown Road in West Kingston.

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Rehoboth and Seekonk Girl Scouts held a Cake Decorating Contest last month at the Rehoboth Baptist Church. Over 60 girls participated! The girls worked in teams or individually. The most important rule was to have fun and not to eat too much frosting! Admission included a donation for our local food pantry. Dozens of canned and packaged food items were collected.


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ATLANTIC LANDSCAPING

Thanks to the most recent advances in laser dentistry, many dental procedures Landscape Design and Construction can now be completed Walkways without the need for anesthetics, vibration or the • Stonewalls • Patios & Terraces Blood Drive disconcerting whine of the dental drill. Dr. Alan Merchanthouse employs just The packs and troops of Rehoboth held a blood drive at the Planting Specialists... suchsuccess. technology Blanding Library on March 19th. It was a great Troop in 1 a relaxing country setting in Rehoboth. For the highest Natural Shrub Pruning, Large Tree Planting, had almost all their scouts volunteer their time for the community. quality dental care – furnished by a highly trained and friendly staff of dental Three of the newer scouts posted themselves at the library and Transplanting, Disease Identification, professionals – call handed out little gifts from the RIBC for all the donors. 10 of the (508) 252-6121 to schedule your appointment with Mike Antonio and Peter Bullard Fully Insured older scouts positioned themselves with signs they made all along Dr. Alan Merchanthouse. rte 44. Great job by all. ● ●

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Scout Joins The Rhode Show

Rehoboth’s Ambassador Scout Caitlin Sousa, joined The Rhode Show to talk about a very special contest. Rhody Fresh Farms and the Girl Scouts held a ‘Name the Calf’ contest at the Cookie Kickoff at a Providence Bruins game last month. Caitlin Sousa from Troop 750 joined The Rhode Show and revealed the winner of the contest. The name of the baby calf is… Thin Mint, of course!

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Brownie Troop 628 from Rehoboth Boy Scout Troop 1 Rehoboth Clam BoilAd at Size: the South welcome 2 new Brownies - Andrienne and Seekonk Rod and Gun Club. Wednesday May 18th, ENTERTAINMENT Section: Abbigail! 7 P.M. $25 per ticket. Beverages will be sold. Raffles and 50/50. For tickets call 508 252-3254.

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Troop 1 Rehoboth had their emergency preparedness weekend at the nature cabin, Yawgoog Scout Reservation, this month. All advanced and worked hard with of course a lot of fun added in. Even the new scouts joined in as they were taught some first aid emergency of their own. Prior to this the scouts had to have over 2 hours of instruction during their meeting from the generosity of EMT Mr. Braga. Thank you Mr. Braga.

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Girl Scout Talent Show

Daisy Troop 1376 of Rehoboth has been busy practicing for the Girl Scout Talent Show. They will be performing on Saturday, April 23 in Goff Hall. All Rehoboth & Seekonk Girl Scouts are encouraged to participate. The fun begins at 6:00. This event is to support Project Undercover, where we collected new packages of underwear, socks and diapers for local families in need.

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Pack 1 Rehoboth Sr. Webelos Became Boy Scouts!

It’s been a wonderful 5 years in cub scouts. Starting with tiger in 1st grade and continuing through wolf, bear, Jr. Webelo and finally Sr. Webelo. The boys have worked very hard over the years accomplishing many requirements and achievements. They all earned their arrow of light which is a tremendous accomplishment for scouts. The Blue and Gold pack meeting held in February is typically the time when the sr. webelo’s cross over to boy scouts. Troop 1 and Troop 13 of Rehoboth were represented at this years pack meeting. During the ceremony, the troops call each scout, along with their parent, to cross over the bridge of scouting. The old neckerchief if loosened but not removed. The new boy scout neckerchief is placed over the old one which is then carefully removed. This is to symbolize that there is no gap between cub scouts and boy scouts. It is one continuous movement. They were all excited to be boy scouts. The boys made shadow boxes to keep all their cub scout patches and pins that represents their years of hard work. Now it’s time to aim for your eagle scouts! Good luck boys and a job well done! The Webelo’s now boy scouts: Front Row L - R Noah Rapoza, Zachary Figueira, Michael Joachim, Aaron Andrade, David Joachim and Ethan Ricker.

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3rd Place Hunter H.; 2nd Place Hunter H.; 1st Place Jake J. Congratulations to all the boys & siblings that participated, nice job!

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Visit to Firestation. - Thanks Firefighter Randy!

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Boys - Jacob S, Griffin, Landon, Jacob G, Sam and Noah The scouts of Pack 2 Rehoboth and their families enjoyed a fun filled night at the Monster Jam at the Dunkin Donuts center in Providence.


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Rehoboth/Seekonk Girl Scouts April Newsletter

The Girls Scouts and leaders of Rehoboth & Seekonk would like to thank all of those who supported scouts during our Cookie Sales by purchasing our delicious Girl Scout Cookies. We hope you enjoyed your cookies! We would also like to thank all of our Cookie Moms who volunteered their time to organize their troop’s cookie orders. Special thanks go to Bonnie Kelley, our Rehoboth/ Seekonk Coordinator, who volunteered her time, her husband, and her house and managed all the cookie orders for our troops in Rehoboth and Seekonk. And we appreciate those who purchased cookies for our Cookie Share donation project; where we are donating cookies to our deployed soldiers. Our next leader meeting is Thursday, April 7th at Beckwith Library. For more Girl Scout information call Colleen McBride at 2526430 or check out our webpage: http://rehobothgirlscouts.webs. com. Coming in April: Bingo Party April 8 and we will be collecting for Project Undercover! Coming in April: Girl Scout Talent Show! Saturday, April 23. See your leader or our webpage for more details!

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Pack 1 Tiger Cubs visited the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary to earn their Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.

Rehoboth Junior Girl Scout Troop 56 Rehoboth Junior Girl Scout Troop 56 visited Fox Toyota on March 24th. The girls earned their “Car Care” badge while learning about all the safety checks necessary to maintaining your vehicle. We would like to thank them for hosting this class.

Visit to Krupowicz Planetarium

The Jr. Webelos of Pack 2 Rehoboth enjoyed a fun filled night as they visited a planetarium where they learned about the planets and stars.

Troop 628 Blast into outer space to study the constellations and what makes Earth special. Way to go Junior astronauts!


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News And Notes From

Blanding Library by Leslie Patterson

Monday - Thursday 11:30 - 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 4:00pm

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Thanks Again

Bookkeeping & Business Consulting Meredith

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Many thanks are due this month. First of all, thanks to everyone who contributed to the Blanding’s annual used book sale the first weekend of April, especially to co-organizers Avis Prior and Sharon Beskid for all the work they’ve done on the sale over the past months. Thanks to everyone who gave blood when the Bloodmobile stopped at the Blanding Library on March 19, an event organized by Rehoboth Scouts. And thanks to Barbara Link of Agraria Farm in Rehoboth for giving a most interesting talk on small-scale farming and environmentalism at the Blanding also in March. Speaking of gardening, there’s a great selection of brand-new books on gardening and other agricultural pursuits, such as raising farm animals, now available for checking out at the Blanding. We still have tote bags for sale at the library. These briefcasestyle canvas bags are very roomy and very stylish, with the Blanding logo designed by Deb Maher of Rehoboth. They are $10 each and just the thing for carrying for books and other times to and fro. They make great gifts. All profits will go to creating an outdoor garden and sitting area at Goff Hall. Ongoing activities at the Blanding include the knitting group, which will meet on Thurs., April 7 and Thurs., April 21 at 7 p.m. The book discussion group will meet on Wed., April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and the book of the month is “Great House” by Nicole Krauss. Please note that Poetry in the Village will skip the month of April but will meet again at Goff Hall the third Wednesday in May. Story and Craft Hours for preschoolers will conclude its current series on Wed. and Thurs., April 13 and 14. There will be a Tot Time for children under 3 on Tues., April 12 at 10 a.m. Call the Blanding at 508-252-4236 for more information on any of these programs or to find out when the next series of story hours will begin.

New Online Test-Prep Resources

Last month we told you about Byki, an online, interactive rapid learning system to help users learn a new language in the shortest possible time, now available through the Blanding Library’s website. Now in April, the Blanding brings you another major online resource called ePrep, offered in partnership with Recorded Books LLC. This is an online, video-based study program that offers students the opportunity to improve tests scores on the SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, and PLAN tests, without paying the expensive fees for private tutoring or classroom courses. Using a video delivery platform that replicates the private tutor experience, ePrep makes test preparation easier. Students take practice tests under timed conditions, have them graded online, and immediately launch into video reviews. With multiple ways to use ePrep’s software, students can prepare for their tests like never before. Go to www.blandinglibrary.net and find out more, or inquire at the library for more complete details on this exciting new offering. This is just one more way your public library contributes to the community. We still love books at the Blanding, but strive to be upto-date in offering new online learning resources too. Coming in May we will also be adding the Universal Class Library Edition online learning service. Look for more information on this in next month’s Reporter. For more frequent updates on Blanding programs, be sure to log on to the library’s website regularly (www.blandinglibrary.net.) The Blanding’s


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website also has a handy link to the IRS for ease in printing out tax forms. The Blanding Library is located at 124 Bay State Rd., 508-252-4236. Please note that the library will be closed on Mon., April 18 for Patriot’s Day.

This event is free and open to the public. Any family can attend DRSS CFCE programs. For more information, please call Rosemarie Ricci at PACE, Inc. Child Care Works at 508 999-9930 x129.

Writing for Fun

Civil War Anniversary Program

for ages 10 and up Tues, Apr. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Blanding Library. Do you enjoy writing? This program encourages creative writing fun as you compose poems, ads, stories and journal entries. You must register in advance for this program.

Irish Step Dancing

Did you love Riverdance when it first hit the stage? Well, come to Seekonk Public Library on Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. to see step dancing up front and personal when Family Night presents Irish Step Dancing performed by students from the Damhsa Irish Dance Studio in Warwick. This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library. The Damhsa Irish Dance Studio was founded in the fall of 2004 by Colleen Beirne and Grainne Lanigan, TCRE. Named after the Irish word for dance, Damhsa was founded with the mission of giving children the opportunity to express their interest in Irish Dancing, as well as helping them become more knowledgeable about Irish culture and tradition. In the fall of 2006, Damhsa expanded to include the Damhsa Irish Dance Foundation. This nonprofit organization was created in order to meet Damhsa’s goal of providing a unique Irish dance experience to a diverse group of students and audiences. The Damhsa Irish Dance Studio is also proud to be affiliated with AAIDT, the American Association of Irish Dancers and Teachers. If customers have a special physical or communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or activities, they should contact the Library staff to discuss accommodations. Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. For more information on this or any other program offered by the Library, please call (508) 336-8230.

Family Fun Day

Spend a day with family and friends at Seekonk Library on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for “Family Fun Day!” sponsored by the Dighton Rehoboth Seekonk Swansea Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program. There will be free activities throughout the event. At 11 am and 1 p.m., The Cat in the Hat makes an appearance! Shadow Stories by David Mello are scheduled for 12 noon in the Library’s Meeting Room. There will also be fingerprinting and photos taken for Child Identification Cards. In addition to community resource information, several local day care centers will send representatives and information about their centers. The Fire Department will have on display their Smoke House. The Newman Y will also have their music van in the library’s parking lot. Child care will be available and there will also be craft activities provided.

Experience the American Civil War when history comes to life at the Seekonk Public Library on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room. Southcoast Historical Associates presents this living history event using replicas and original Civil War artifacts and artillery for a unique perspective on the life of the common soldier during the Civil War. The years 2011 – 2015 mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Become a part of the action as costumed soldiers, nurses, and civilians and their artillery take over the library for one evening only. Local history buffs will not be disappointed. Pivotal battles and the role of Massachusetts units including the 54th all black regiment and the 28th Massachusetts Irish Brigade will be highlighted. This program is free and open to the public through a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library.

Stage Your Home to Sell

Making your home stand out in this daunting market can be the difference between selling for your asking price and not selling at all. The Seekonk Public Library is here to help you dress your house for success! Join us as we present Stage Your Home to Sell with Certified Real Estate Stager Heidi Caron-Guay on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room. Presenter Heidi Caron-Guay of Dragonfly Interiors is a Certified Real Estate Stager. She will share her tips to freshen up and unlock the potential of any room. Your house will look so appealing to potential buyers that you may reconsider whether or not you really want to sell! Heidi will help you to define how you want to showcase your space and the tools you will need to make it happen. If you are selling your home, you need this event. If you think showing your house at its best, for home entertaining or just for yourself, is important then you will not want to miss it either. This is the event that our DIY home decorators have been waiting for! This program is free and open to the public through a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library.

Curb Appeal

Seekonk, MA –Make your Spring a lot more colorful this year with a little help from The Seekonk Public Library. We are pleased to present Quick Curb Appeal on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the Large Meeting Room. Presenter Larry Hindle of Evergreen Tree and Landscape Service will demonstrate how to perk up your home with annuals.

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Adding curb appeal to your home is a great way to entice possible buyers if you are in the market to sell or the perfect pick-me-up for your castle. Larry Hindle has over 25 years of experience in landscape design and landscape

construction. With an advanced degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he is well-versed in not only flowers, but the best way to beautify a landscape for maximum value and pleasure. This is a must-attend program whether you are a novice gardener or an expert looking for some new ideas. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring new life to your home and its surroundings. This program is free and open to the public through a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. For information: www.seekonkpl.org or Contact: library@ seekonkpl.org. Phone: 508-336-8230 ext. 130

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Seekonk Human Services Seekonk Human Services Staff Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 15 Administrative Assistant Phyllis Corbitt ext. 12 Art Therapist Editors of “Town Crier” Phyllis Corbitt & Kimberly Mallon Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 10

Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Executive Board Members Christine Allen Rene Andrews Anita Gendron Victoria Kinniburgh Anne Libby Lynne Neves Josephine Veader

Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 14 (Monday – Wednesday mornings)

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

Outreach Case Managers Veronica Brickley, LPN BA SOC ext. 17 (Monday, Wed, Friday) Outreach Assistant Nancy Rodrigues ext. 16 Senior Aides Carol Bragg, Loretta Ferreira, Elaine Miranda

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April 2011 Newsletter 2011 Fenway Park Tour May 17, 2011 (Tuesday)

Including Luncheon at the No Name Restaurant and Visits to the U.S.S. Constitution & Quincy Market. Cost: $60.00 Per Person 8:30 A.M. Depart this morning from Seekonk Human Services, 320 Pleasant St, for a great day in Boston. Our group will have a special, guided tour of Fenway Park beginning at 10:30 AM and your guide will provide a wonderful narrative of Fenway’s history and present day amenities. After you will enjoy a delicious luncheon at the No Name Restaurant, where a variety of fresh fish, beef and chicken is available off the menu. You’ll also tour the U.S.S. Constitution, “Old Ironsides” and Quincy Market Place. You will return home early this evening at 5:30 PM after a great day in Boston. For reservations, please contact Seekonk Human Services @ 508-336-8772.

Easter Party - April 20, 2011

Seekonk Human Services – 10 A.M. Barney Mallon will be here to entertain you. A wonderful program is planned, so please sign up early as space is limited. Ladies! Wear your Easter bonnets and you could win a prize. A delicious lunch of ham, au gratin potatoes, vegetable & desert will be served for $3. Please sign up at 508-336-8772 for both the party and lunch.

Silver Tea - Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Seekonk ladies age 75 and older are cordially invited to attend a Luncheon at Johnson & Wales Inn. Hosted by Seekonk Human Services and Funded by Friends of Friends Community Services. Transportation is available through GATRA. Please R.S.V.P by May 6th. More information to follow in the upcoming May newsletter or contact Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 for more information.

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Women’s Breakfast

April 6, 2011 – 8:30 A.M. Mary Beth DeLeo’s Restaurant Women – you are invited to join us for a delicious breakfast on the first Wednesday of every month. No reservations are required – just come and enjoy. There is no set amount for breakfast; the cost is up to you. You are also welcome to bring a friend with you.

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April 14, 2011- 8:30 a.m. @ Brothers Seafood Restaurant Men of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious breakfast. There is no set price for breakfast – the cost is up to you. “Getting your affairs in order” – Bonnie Ryvicker.

Cardiac Prevention Clinic

April 13, 2011* 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Seekonk Human Services holds a Free clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This clinic is staffed by the same two exceptional nurses from South Coast Hospital who have been doing this clinic for several years. Why not take advantage of a FREE opportunity to check your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. While you are waiting you may ask the nurse about any concerns you may have or any medications you are taking. No appointment is necessary; it is first come, first served. This clinic is a perfect way to monitor your health each month. *Changed to 2nd week just for April*

TRIAD

April 27, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. Seekonk Human Services John Gibbons will be discussing Reverse Mortgages. A reverse mortgage is a loan against the equity in your home that provides you tax-free cash that can be used for any reason. You are not required to make mortgage payments during the life of the loan. John Gibbons will go over eligibility requirements. Lunch Free and includes pulled pork and Portuguese soup. Coffee and pastry is also available before her presentation. You will need to sign up at 508-336-8772 for lunch.

Pitch (Hi-Lo-Jack) - April 13th & 27th - 12:30 – 2:30

Come join the fun. Why not enjoy an afternoon playing cards with a great group of people. No sign up is required and pastry and coffee is available. If you have any questions you may call 508-336-8772.

Chef On A Shoestring

1:45 – 3:15 @ Seekonk Human Services Student chefs from Johnson & Wales give a cooking demonstration of recipes that are both economical and nutritious for one or two people. Please speak to Karen Stutz at 508-336-8772 for the date of the next class. This class is very popular, class size is limited.

Knitting Class

Monday’s @ Seekonk Human Services 12:30 – 2:30 Ladies! You are welcome to join the knitting group on any Monday afternoon. Please bring your own knitting needles if you have them, yarn is provided. The knitters are busy creating hats, sweaters & mittens for infants in our town and seniors who need lap robes. If you are interested in “Knitting for the Needy” please feel free to drop in with your knitting needles or just to see what the group is all about. Yarn Is Always Needed!!! Please Drop Off At Seekonk Human Services Or Call 508-336-8772 If You Need It Picked Up.

Bristol Elder Services Brown Baggers

Bristol Elder Services, Inc. Nutrition Program in conjunction with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs is establishing a Senior Brown Bag Program. Participating elders will receive a free bag of groceries several times throughout the year. Recipients must reside in Seekonk and be at least 60 years of age or older. In addition, recipients must be low income, as measured by participation in at least one other program in which proof of income has been demonstrated. This includes Food Stamps, Supplementary SSI, or Medicaid, Fuel Assistance, Housing Assistance, or similar programs that established that recipients are at or below 175% of Federal poverty levels. A typical “Brown Bag” will weigh approximately 10 – 15 pounds and will contain items from the four food groups. A bag may contain the following items: pasta sauce, apple juice, peanut butter, instant oatmeal, beef stew, tuna fish, spaghetti, raisins, parmalait or dry milk, chicken noodle soup and fresh produce. There is no cost involved. Limit one bag per household. The “Brown Bag” Program distribution is limited. However, we will make arrangements to help as many people as possible. Call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 for more information. Annual Income eligibility for 1 person is $20,036. For 2 persons is $26,955.

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Prescription Advantage

Are you having trouble affording the “donut hole” costs for your prescription drugs? Massachusetts has a state prescription assistance program called Prescription Advantage to help limited income seniors and low income disabled persons under 65 cover their prescription drugs. Membership in Prescription Advantage also entitles you to change your prescription drug plan once a year at any time of the year. To determine whether you are eligible for Prescription Advantage, call Seekonk Human Services @ 508-3368772 to make an appointment with a SHINE counselor.


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SHINE Training To Begin May 2011

Volunteers are being recruited for the Serving Health Information Needs of Elders Program, known as SHINE. Those who have 4 to 8 hours a week and would like to help senior citizens understand health insurance coverage are sought. The SHINE program is looking for dedicated people willing to make a commitment (some traveling may be required.) The SHINE program is seeking counselors in the greater Attleboro, Taunton and Fall River areas. For more information, upcoming dates, or to sign up for training, please call Lisa Sarkis, Regional SHINE Director, at (508) 222-1399.

United States Cenus 2011

Every year, the federal government can allocate more than $300 billion to states and communities based, in part, on census data. Census information guides funding decisions for important community facilities, such as schools, hospitals, child-care centers, and more. Census data can be used to write proposals for grants that benefit your organization/institution. Census data affects your voice in Congress as well as the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils and voting districts. The 2011 census is important. The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years. The census will show state population counts and determine representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Don’t forget to fill out your census questionnaire when it arrives at your household. Census works also will visit households that do not return questionnaires.

GATRA Transportation

1-800-483-2500 Dial-A-Ride. Cash Fares Each Way: Seekonk to Attleboro… $1.25 Seekonk to East Providence… $1.25 Seekonk to Rehoboth… $1.25 Seekonk… $1.25 Seekonk to Providence… $2.50 Seekonk to Pawtucket… $2.50 Seekonk to Barrington (If available)..$2.50 Any towns outside of these areas will be upon availability. Passes: 10 – Ride Ticket… $10.00. You can purchase a GATRA ticket at Seekonk Human Services or you can pay cash on the van. Tickets cannot be purchased on the van. If you are homebound and need a ticket please call Human Services @ (508) 336-8772.

Go Shopping With GATRA

Shopping trips are being offered by GATRA for any senior citizen who resides in Seekonk. The GATRA van will be picking you up at your home, but you must call 1-800-483-250-0 to schedule your pick-up time. Swansea Mall 1st Tuesday of every month 9:00 – 1:00. Wal*Mart/Target 3rd Tuesday of every month 9:00 – 10:30. Grocery Shopping Wednesday’s at Stop & Shop 8:30 – 9:30, Grocery Shopping Price Rite (2nd Thursday of month) 9:00 – 10:30 * Rides will be Free until further notice.

GATRA Photo Id’s

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

Registry Of Motor Vehicles

The Registry of Motor vehicles will no longer mail out the following materials to customers: License renewal notices, Mass ID renewal notices. The express branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles is open in Downtown Attleboro in the former Post Office building on Park Street. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 for license and registration renewals. The hope is that an Attleboro facility will reduce the long lines at the Taunton & Fall River offices. Check your license each year near your birthday to see if this is the year it expires. Renewal can also be done online at www. mass.gov/rmv. You may call 1-800-858-3926 for more information.

Introduction Of Senior Secretary Ashley Pimental

Recently, Phyllis Corbitt, Senior Secretary has retired from Seekonk Human Services. Phyllis has worked for Seekonk Human Services for a decade and a half, though she will be greatly missed in the office, this is a well deserved retirement. Even though Phyllis is retiring from the office she will still be doing Art Therapy twice a week. The office staff will look forward to seeing Phyllis. Ashley Pimental, has recently been hired as the Senior Secretary in place of Phyllis. Ashley is a Seekonk High School graduate of 2004 and life long resident of the town. She went to Johnson & Wales University, graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Human Resources.

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Art Therapy - with Phyllis Corbitt

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IN MEMORIAM Rehoboth Mary E. Brown

Mary E. Brown, 70 of Hillside Avenue died Wednesday February 23, 2011 at her home. She was the former wife of George Brown. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Elmer H. and Mary E. (Raftery) Rhodes. She was a office manager for the American Emory Works before retiring. She leaves one aunt, Margaret Raftery of East Providence and several cousins. She was the mother of the late Derek M. Brown. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial was in Rehoboth Village Cemetery. Contributions in her memory to the Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357 would be appreciated.

Ernest Francis Wanamaker

Ernest Francis Wanamaker, 87, of Anawan Street, Rehoboth, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, entered eternal life on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Madonna Manor in North Attleboro.

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He was the devoted husband for 63 years of the late Thelma P. (Porter) Wanamaker. Born in Providence, R.I. on June 22, 1923, he was the son of the late William and Hope (Potter) Wanamaker. He was raised in Providence, where he attended Central High School, prior to serving in the U.S. Navy, on the USS Mobile as Seaman, First Class USNR during World War II. Ernest worked at Jostens Company for 21 years as a model cutter until his retirement in 1987. Previous to that, he had learned his trade at B.D.A. in Providence and Gouse Co. in Attleboro. “Ernie” started camping with his young family. He loved driving the RV along the East Coast from Florida to Canada, for “Sambories.” He also enjoyed woodworking and spending time outside in the yard with his dog Sassy. He was a member and faithful servant of Faith Alliance Church, Attleboro. He is survived by his two sons, David E. Wanamaker and his wife Valerie of Rehoboth, and Kevin W. Wanamaker and his wife Susan of Rehoboth. Brother of Doris Thompson of Warwick, R.I., and the late William Wanamaker, Viola Vaughan, Myrtle Gelo, and Bessie Mae Wanamaker. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kristy L. Langille and her husband Scott of North Attleboro, Justin D. Wanamaker and his wife Stephanie of Attleboro, his greatgranddaughter Raegan E. Langille, as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, 85 North Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 02760.

Albert Knight Antonio

Albert Knight Antonio, Vice President and Branch Manager of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company in Providence, RI, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2011. Albert was an attorney admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. He was First Vice President of New England Land Title Association, a Lifetime Fellow in the Rhode Island Bar Association, and Chairperson for the Title Standards and Practices Committee. He received numerous awards for excellence in management and customer service, including two appointments to the LandAmerica Achievement Circle. Early in his legal career he worked for former US Attorney General Janet Reno as Legal Advisor for the Dade County Public Safety Department. Prior to becoming an attorney, Albert was a police officer in Barrington, RI. Albert served his community on the Planning Board for the Town of Rehoboth, MA, as a member of the Board of Directors of Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union of East Providence, RI, and as a member of the Standing Committee at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Norton, MA. He contributed to many charities, as well as to his alma Mata’s Bryant University and University of Miami. Albert was also a small business owner invested in Cole’s River Family Fun Center in Swansea, MA. Albert was an avid runner and accomplished athlete. He participated in road and trail running races, triathlons, and the Save the Bay swim. Together with his daughter Karen he formed the LandAmerica running and walking team and rewarded employees for participation in events benefiting charities. Albert shared his love of sports with young athletes. He coached baseball and basketball teams for numerous organizations including the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club, the Newman YMCA, Dighton-Rehoboth Little League, the Rehoboth Congregational Church, and the Amateur Athletic Union. He was honored to be named YMCA Volunteer of the Year in 1995. Albert enjoyed many activities with his family: boating and waterskiing, attending


April 2011 The Reporter sporting events and rock concerts, playing miniature golf and board games. He was happiest at his family homes on Cape Cod, MA and Hog Island, RI, where he could often be found leaping from pilings into the salt water. Albert is survived by his wife, Karen Elaine Kuhn Antonio; his children and their partners, Karen Elaine DeQuattro and her fiance Andrew Forber, Matthew Antonio, Michael Antonio and his wife Kristen Marie, Kristen Emily McDonough and her husband Dylan, Katherine Antonio and her fiance Justin Pontes, Nicholas Knight Antonio, Kylie Noelle Antonio and Lauren Pollard; his grandchildren Ryan DeQuattro and Natalie Antonio; his brothers Zachary Brice Antonio and Raymond Knight Antonio; his sisters- and brothers-in-law Susan Antonio, Denise and Robert Rochlin, and Carol and J. Ryan; his parents-in-law Richard E. Kuhn, M.D. and Lois Kuhn; and nieces, nephews, family and many dear friends. A celebration of Albert’s life was held Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Norton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Albert Knight Antonio Memorial Charitable Fund, Trinitarian Congregational Church, 2 Pine Street, Norton, MA 02766. Checks may be made payable to the church.

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April 2011 The Reporter on their condition when purchased, they can be refrigerated in a plastic bag for 2 to 3 weeks. The lemon can range in size from that of a large egg to that of a small grapefruit. Some have thin skins while others have very thick rinds, which are used to make candied lemon peel. The health benefits of citrus fruit has long been recognized. Loaded with Vitamin C, an essential nutrient, antioxidants, folates and fiber, it was simply lemons and limes that basically eradicated the disease known as scurvy; a common ailment and cause of death among early travelers and mariners. As a chef, I use citrus fruit year round, both sweet and savory, and have a profound respect for their flavor and amazing chemical properties. Lemons contain ascorbic acid, with a highly acidic PH of 2-3. The acid that is prevalent in citrus fruit acts as a flavorizer, tenderizer and natural preservative. Citrus fruit can be used to cure or pickland actually “cook” some items, without heat, like Mexican Ceviche. This month’s recipes are suggestions of things you can make other than lemonade, when life gives you lemons. Lemon Sponge Pudding is a very old-fashioned dessert (I like old-fashioned everything), not quite a pudding, nor a cake. What is so unique about this Lemon Sponge Pudding is what happens as it bakes - the batter separates into two layers. The top layer becomes a light and airy sponge cake, yet underneath is a deliciously tangy lemon sauce. My favorite Caesar salad dressing cannot be made without fresh lemon juice. I developed this adaptation of the classic recipe to exclude raw eggs. It is simple and delicious and will last in the refrigerator for about two weeks. Ceviche is a dish comprised of raw seafood, marinated in a citrus-based sauce. Although grapefruits, tangelos, and oranges are sometimes used in the marinade, lemons and limes are the traditional citrus ingredients in ceviche. In addition to creating a fantastic flavor, the citrus also pickles the fish. Therefore, the fish generally tastes as though it has been cooked. In its traditional form, ceviche is made of cubed fish, lime or lemon juice, onion, and traditional spices which include salt, chile and cilantro. The mixture is allowed to marinate before being served at room temperature. Try this Red Snapper version, my fave, in a tortilla, or with tortilla chips and guacamole. Let’s all eat each other’s lemon recipes and stave off the scurvy! Chef Erin

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Church Listings Newman Congregational Church

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

Vedanta Society of Providence

227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960 www.vedantaprov.org

Seekonk Congregational Church

600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk,MA (508)336-9355 Web site: www.scc-ucc.com

New Testament Baptist Church

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

Christian Life Church 222 Plain Street, Route 118 Rehoboth, MA 508-252-3364 www.clcrehoboth.org

Holy Cross Catholic Church

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

Memorial Baptist Church,

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

Eusebeia Bible Church

600 Taunton Ave Buldg B Seekonk, MA 02771 508-557-1634 www.eusebeia.org

Saint Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church

1098 Pawt. Ave., Rumford, RI 401-438-3230 Web: www.stmargaretchurch.org office-stmargaretchurch@cox.net

West Dighton Christian Church

Epworth United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Rehoboth Congregational Church

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

51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244

North Christian Church

Located at 2360 Chestnut Street North Dighton, MA www.northchristianchurchdighton.org Tel: 508-252-9494

Church of Salgion

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

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

The First Baptist Church of Dighton

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

St. James Lutheran Church

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

St. Dominic Catholic Church

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

Lighthouse Gospel Pentecostal Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ

139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545 www.rehobothucc.org

Winthrop Street Baptist Church

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

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

Taunton Seventh-day Adventist Church

109 Winthrop Street, Taunton (508) 823-6679

Somerset Congregational Christian Church, UCC 1411 County Street, Somerset Phone - 508-672-6623 church@netzero.net

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

First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ

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

Brick Church

1056 Center St. Dighton Call 951-7358


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New Beginnings Evangelical Church

294 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA Tel. #: 508-336-4038 http://www.nbechurch.org

Good News Bible Chapel 235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916 www.gnbc.org

Grace Community Chapel 110 County Street, Seekonk, MA 508-336-5971 www.gccfamily.org

Hornbine Baptist Church

Church Services Sunday 9 A.M. 141 Hornbine Road, Corner of Baker Rd. South Rehoboth Madaline Simmons 508-252-3425

First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange

Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth www.firstspiritualistchurch.com

Greater Fall River Baptist Church

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

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

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

Church of the Epiphany

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

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

website: www.rehobothbaptistchurch.org

Come Home for Easter at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH (Located at 141 Hornbine Road Rehoboth, Ma. Corner of Hornbine Rd & Baker St)

HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE APRIL 17TH - APRIL 24TH PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY Saturday 4:00pm Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am

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

MONDAY & TUESDAY 7:00pm

Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal

WEDNESDAY Chrism Mass 7:00pm

490 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-0408 rector.goodshepherdchurch@verizon.net

Community Covenant Church

615 Tremont Street, Rehoboth, MA (508)-222-9400 www.communitycovenant.org

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

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

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HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm GOOD FRIDAY Stations of the Cross 3:00pm Good Friday Service 7:00pm HOLY SATURDAY Easter Vigil Mass 7:30pm EASTER SUNDAY Mass - 8:30am & 10:30am


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Rehoboth Council on Aging COA Board meets at 10:30 a.m. 55 Bay State Road, on the 4th Thursday of the month, Phone 508-252-3373 Fax 508-252-4617 Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Closed Fridays Kitchen hours: Monday through Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, April 18th Closed for Patriots Day

April 2011 Council on Aging Newsletter National Volunteer Week - April 10-16, 2011 National Volunteer Week, Celebrating People in Action, is a call to action for Americans to volunteer and a week to inspire by example. Created by executive order of President Richard Nixon in 1974, the week signals a recommitment to creating a culture of service in America. Millions of Americans volunteer this week and demonstrate the positive community impact that individuals, families, businesses and organizations have created year-round for more than two decades. To commemorate this signature week of volunteer recognition The Rehoboth Council on Aging wants to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” in appreciation to the following volunteers for all the hours that they give each year. Dot Amaral Janice Connors Mark Anzivino Allison Chemelowski Norma Blackledge Carol Cody Sandra Boren Eileen Farley Lorraine Botts Virginia Fisher Claire Boyle Marilyn Henley Veronica Brickley Pat Higson Louise Cabral Sally Knox Sandra Carter Kay Mann Carl Chace Gloria Medeiros Kathleen Chace Gertrude Messier Dot Conlow Glenna Morris

Donald E. MacManus Attorney at Law

General Practice of Law Including: • Wills and Trusts • Real Estate • Personal Injury • Business & Commercial

Call (508)336-6440 546 Arcade Ave. • Seekonk, MA

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Barbara Parent Thomas Pazis Beatrice Philbrook Jacqueline Pryor Steven Robinson James Rosa James Scimone Bill Saunders Chuck St. Louis Claire Tessier Peter Vukasin Robyn Balents

South Coast Collaborate School

The COA would also like to thank the ladies that stuff, fold, tape and label the newsletters. Eileen Fricker, Virginia Fisher, Mary Sarkision, Emily Pacheco, Claire Tessier, Antoinette Reposa, Ann Reposa, Wanda Swanson and Pat Higson. The Rehoboth COA Invites you to attend the 7th annual

Mothers Day Tea Luncheon On Friday, May 6th 12:00 noon

The Council dinning room is transformed into a tearoom with lace tablecloths, fine china (donated by ladies from Rehoboth), finger sandwiches and assortment of delightful desserts. The event is open to all Mothers, Grandmothers, soon-to-be-Mothers any one that ever had a Mother. Put on your fancy hats and gloves and join us for a little old fashion fun and door prizes. Please call or sign up at the front desk. Reservations are a Must!

Services available at the Rehoboth COA

ATTENTION WRITERS Professional manuscript critiques and marketing assistance available from published writer with MFA in creative writing. Reasonable rates for stories, articles, novels. Contact: writingwell19@verizon.net or call 401-438-8367

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

The Rehoboth Council on Aging is pleased to convey that there is an S.H.I.N.E. Counselor every Thursday from 9am to 1pm by appointment. If you need assistance with Insurance, Medicare Part “D” or Prescriptions please call and set up your appointment. If you have any questions or require assistance with an application, please call the SHINE Program at 508-252-3372.

Legal Assistance & Estate Planning

On Thursday, April 28th from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Jane Sullivan and Doug Harvey will return to the Rehoboth Council on Aging for a legal assistance presentation. What better or easier way to get your answers to legal questions than by coming to this free presentation with two experts like Ms Sullivan and Mr. Harvey. After a short question and answer session refreshments will be served.


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Mass Bar Presentation

The Mass Bar Association will present a lecture on Monday May 16th at 10 a.m. If you have any legal questions please stop. Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz Appointments start at 10 a.m. please call to schedule yours by calling 508-252-3372

Meals on Wheels and Meal-site Information

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

The COA Posts Community Information & “Free” Health Screenings & Support Groups

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

“H E A L T H B E A T” COA’s Fitness Corner “Wanabee Weight Meeting” Mondays, 11:30 a.m. Free

Come down and join our group of ladies support each other with their weight losses and gains. The best way to lose weight is with encouragement and support of friends. In this meeting we as a group will cover what we ate, if we exercised and share what we did if we lost weight. Meetings are held on Mondays at 11am prior to Gert’s Café.

and stretching bands and balancing done on exercise balls. You can also do this exercise class in chairs.

COA Social Gatherings GATRA’s going to the Swansea Mall

GATRA is going to the Swansea Mall! Do you need a ride? Join GATRA as they once again offer to take you to the Swansea Mall on Wednesday, May 4th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some “summer” shopping, going for a walk or having lunch at the Food Court. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and set up your ride before Monday May 2nd by either signing up at the COA or by calling GATRA at 508-823-8828.

Musical Mondays

The group is blending their voices in perfect harmony. They meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New voices and friends are always welcome. Announcement For just the month of April 2011 the Musical Mondays Group will meet on the second and fourth Mondays, April 11 and 25th. After this month it will go back to the regular schedule of the first and third Monday.

Gert’s Café

Lunch is served at Gert’s Cafe Monday’s at 11:45 a.m. The menu consists of soup or salad, a main course, dessert and coffee or tea. The best part is!… You get this home

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cooked meal at the “bargain” price of $3.00. Monday, April 11, Gert’s Café will have an Easter Lunch..You never know what that Bunny will be hiding in those eggs… Make your reservations early. Monday, April 25th, thanks to our Chief Enos and the Rehoboth Police Department Gert’s Café “Chef of the Day” will be Rehoboth’s own Officer Paul McGovern with his wonderful and appetizing cooking flair. During your meal you will also be entertained by the sounds of Marjorie Thompson.

“Men’s Morning Coffee”

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

Card Games 3 Days a Week!

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

COA Craft Corner Crafty Wednesdays

Through the month of April on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. come down to the COA and join in on fun craft projects. It’s

Healthy Heart Fair

Tuesday Tai Chi at 9:00 a.m. Cost $3.00 per Class

Try a graceful way of exercising which is easy on your joints. This method of balancing may be new to you, but it has a great positive outcome for any age.

Tuesday Aerobic (Line) Dancing 10:00 a.m. Cost $ 3.00 per Class

If you like to dance and have fun then this is the group is for you. Everyone is welcome to come in and try out some steps.

Senior nursing students from Bristol Community College offered an interactive and educational presentation. Students from lf-rt: Catrina Hubright, Shana Leonardo, Jennifer Santo, Erin Kanuse, Susan Abdow, Seanna Kelly

Balancing Exercise and Upper Cardio

On March 15th, a Healthy Heart Fair was held at the Rehoboth Senior Center.

This class is free and held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. There is plenty of room available in any or all of our classes if you care to join us. This activity uses weights

The event was offered by senior nursing students from Bristol Community College. Throughout the day, participants enjoyed Tai Chi, line dancing, interactive games and displays on exercise, and nutrition, and lots of healthy educational take home materials. The day culminated with a beautiful raffle basket give-a-way. Thank you to all who helped us celebrate heart health.


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fun and easy to do. Show your family and friends how creative you are when you present them with a card that you created yourself. There is a $2.00 cost for this class to cover materials. Then in the months of May and June Michele Poirier-Mozzone a local artist will be at the COA giving you the opportunity to learn how to paint and draw. The cost is $4.00 a class. If you would like, check out Michele’s at www. poirier-mozzone.com.

April in Paris

On April 20th from 9 to 11am Wanda Hanson’s Girl Scouts will present a display of 8 by 10 paintings for your review. Refreshments will be served as you walk around this event.

Knitting and Crochet Group

If you ever wanted to learn more about knitting or crocheting, the Ladies of the Needles are always there to share their

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knowledge with you. Don’t be shy! Come in and join the group on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Quilters

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

Announcements

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

The Rehoboth Council on Aging (Municipal Department)

Mission: The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the problems and needs of the aging in Rehoboth, and shall do so in coordination with the Programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall: A. Provide, coordinate and link available resources to help meet the needs of the Town’s elders. B. Carry out programs and services to range from information community education, referrals, outreach, transportation, Meals on Wheels, health screenings, intergenerational activities, crafting programs, and other programs as offered.

News from the SHINE Program

Serving Health Informa Tion Needs Of Elders

Healthcare Reform Improves Medicare Benefits

Medicare coverage has been improved because of the Healthcare Reform, now

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called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is important to understand the changes, so you will be able to take advantage of them. Remember there are SHINE counselors, who volunteer at Senior Centers to help you understand your Medicare plans and to assist you in getting your Medicare services. If you have prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Part D Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO or PPO), during the coverage gap (donut hole) your drug costs increase significantly. In 2010, as part of the ACA, individuals in the donut hole were eligible to receive a $250 rebate on drug costs. If you were in the donut hole in 2010 and have not received your rebate check, contact SHINE. The ACA will over time close the prescription drug coverage gap. This year, in the donut hole there will be a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs and a 7 percent discount on generic drugs. If you get into the donut hole and you are not receiving these discounts, contact SHINE. New this year, due to the ACA, Medicare now covers many preventive services at no cost. These free services include an annual wellness exam, mammograms, colonoscopies and osteoporosis screenings. Also this year, the Affordable Care Act will provide qualifying doctors and other health care professionals providing primary care to people on Medicare a 10-percent bonus for primary care services. This will help ensure that those primary care providers can continue to be there for Medicare patients. To learn more about your Medicare benefits, you can go to www.medicare.gov or the Medicare & You 2011 Handbook. For a free, confidential SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) appointment, call your Senior Center. You can also reach a SHINE counselor by phone at 508-252-3372. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and phone number. A counselor will call you back, as soon as possible.

SHINE Training to Begin May 2011

Volunteers are being recruited for the Serving Health Information Needs of Elders Program, known as SHINE. Those who have 4 to 8 hours a week and would like to help senior citizens understand health insurance coverage are sought. The SHINE program is looking for dedicated people willing to make a commitment (some traveling may be required.) The SHINE program is seeking counselors in the greater Attleboro, Taunton and Fall River areas. For more information, upcoming dates, or to sign up for training, please call Lisa Sarkis, Regional SHINE Director, at (508) 222-1399.


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Organization Events And News:

The Best Is Yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come, a senior social group, is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center 55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA. The next two meetings of The Best is Yet to Come are April 14th and May 12th 2011 at 12:30 p.m. (note new time). Members should bring items for the Rehoboth Food Pantry and/or the Rehoboth Animal Shelter for our monthly charitable donation. New members always welcomed. Call Marge Johnston for details. 508 252-4528 And remember…..The Best is Yet to Come.

TRIAD:

Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors…..

Up Coming Activities

New Members always welcome. No Dues. Programs being offered through TRIAD are: “ Free “911” cell phones “ File of Life “ Are you OK? Program “ Project Lifesaver. “ Yellow Alert

Senior Citizens Club

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

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Up Coming Activities

“ April 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Showtime “ April 21, 2011 at 12 noon pizza “ May 19, 2011 at 12 noon Installation of Officers The following trip is being co-sponsored by the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and the Sandcastle Seniors and is open to everyone. June 22, 2011 “Spirit of Boston” 2 hr luncheon cruise on historic Boston Harbor where you will enjoy an outstanding buffet luncheon along with star quality entertainment and dancing, followed by a trip to Quincy Market. Cost for this trip is $75.00 per person including bus driver’s tip and is open to everyone. Pick-ups and dropoffs will be in both Rehoboth and South Attleboro. If you are interested, please call “Pete” Michaud at 508-761-5087.

The Friends of the Elderly Club

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

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Birth Announcements Hugo Montgomery Cameron-Belcher

Rebecca Cameron and Todd Belcher of North Attleboro, MA are very happy to announce the birth of their son, Hugo Montgomery. Hugo was born on January 17th at the Cambridge Birth Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Anthony and Loraine Belcher of Rehoboth. Maternal grandmother is Patricia Cameron Morris of Rehoboth. Maternal great-grandparents are Lawrence and Lois Doucette of Rehoboth. Hugo is also welcomed by his sister, Eleanor Beatrix and his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lillianna Faith Andrade

Christopher & Katie Andrade of Rumford, R.I. would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillianna Faith Andrade. Lillianna was born at 1:21 a.m. August 26, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John & Kerrie Benevides of North Dighton, MA and paternal grandparents are David & Diana Andrade of Rehoboth, MA and the late Paula Sarah Sanley.


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Weddings & Engagements

Rachel Dunivan deCastro Weds Jason James Sharkey

Rachel Dunivan deCastro and Jason James Sharkey were united in marriage on October 16, 2010 at Our Lady of Loretta in Seekonk, MA. The bride is the daughter of Harry & Colleen deCastro of Rehoboth, MA the groom is the son of James & Linda Sharkey of Waterbury, CT. The reception followed at Five Bridge Inn in Rehoboth, MA The bride is a 1999 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. She received her bachelors in graphic design from Quinnipiac University. She is a Graphics Developer at ESPN. The groom is a graduate of Wilby High School. He received his Bachelors in media arts from Western Connecticut University. He is a video editor and producer at ESPN. Following their Hawaiian honeymoon the couple will reside in Cheshire, CT.

Krystal Bell to Wed Kyle Gustafson

Rehoboth Residents Doug and Marybeth Bell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Krystal Bell to Kyle Gustafson. Kyle Gustafson a 2002 D-R class graduate works as a 2nd shift manager at Waters in Taunton, MA and Krystal Bell a 2005 D-R class graduate and a 2010 graduate from Bridgewater State University currently works as an assistant in Raynham. Please help them win their dream wedding by voting for them on www. ultimateweddingcontest.com search for “Krystal & Kyle” They plan on a summer wedding in 2012.


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Affordable Fuel Low Discount Heating Oil Prices

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Rehoboth Raymond A. Lachance

Raymond A. Lachance 93, of Park St. Attleboro, a long time resident of Rehoboth before moving to Mansfield for a brief time and then moving to Attleboro died February 26, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Annette Rita Lachance, the love of his life, who died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Lachance celebrated 71 cherished years of marriage. The couple was married on Nov. 30, 1939. Born in Attleboro on Feb. 17, 1918 he was the son of the late Arthur Lachance and Lillian(Cloutier). He was loved and raised by his stepmother Clara (Pepin) Lachance. He was the brother of the late Anita Trahan. Mr. Lachance returned to Attleboro in April 2009 prior to Attleboro he resided at Willow Crossing in Mansfield and formerly resided on Peck St. Rehoboth where he and his wife raised their family. Mr. Lachance served in the U.S. Army during WW11. He was employed as traffic manager for Swank Inc. in Attleboro for 48 yrs, prior to his retirement. He was the president of Delta Alpha and served as a director and treasurer of the Jewelers Shipping Assoc. He was a member of the Advisory board of the American Airline Traffic Managers. Mr. Lachance was a participating member of the Rehoboth Council on Aging and shared his knowledge of the town history as a guest historical speaker in local schools. He devoted his life to his wife & family. He loved gardening & nature. With many loving memories and sadness, his family will recall his easy manner, pleasant smile and sense of humor. He leaves five children: Lorraine Sweeney of Port St. Lucie Fla, Gloria Pontes of No. Dighton, Ronald Lachance of Plymouth, Lillian Labonte of Lakeville, Richard Lachance of Port. St. Lucie Fla. Family and friends attended visitation with veterans honors on Thurs, March , 3, 2011 with the Rev. Victor Chaupetta M.S. of the National Shrine of our Lady of LaSalette Park St. Attleboro, officiating. Burial was private in Stevens Corner cemetery, Rehoboth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation Inc. a registered 501Š 3 organization, 161 Commonwealth Ave. No. Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the American Cancer Society.


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IN MEMORIAM John C. DuVally

John C. DuVally, 79, of Duval Street, died peacefully on March 24, 2011. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Daignault) DuVally. Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Anna (Earley) DuVally, he lived in Rehoboth, MA for 41 years. Dr. DuVally was a Pathologist at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for 29 years. He graduated from Providence College with a B.A. class of 1959 and with a medical degree from University College, Cork, Ireland class of 1964. Jack was a US Navy veteran who served in the submarine service during the Korean War. He started his career with an internship and residency at RI Hospital. He was on the boards of both Pathology (AP and CP) and Forensic Pathology. Additionally he was a member of the American Doctors Club, College of American Pathologist, Bristol North Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, National Association of Medical Examiners, and Massachusetts Medici-Legal Society. He previously served as Veteran’s Agent in Rehoboth, MA and was an active member of American Legion Post #302. Besides his wife of 50 years, he is survived by three sons; Michael S. DuVally of Poundridge, NY, John P. DuVally of Rehoboth, MA and Ryan B. DuVally of Rehoboth, MA, two daughters; Deirdre A. Turizo of West Palm Beach, FL and Jennifer M. DuVally of Los Angeles, CA, two sisters; Jane Battison of Warwick and Ann Meinhold of Long Island, NY, a brother; Frank DuVally of Seekonk, MA and nine grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary DuVally. His funeral service was held on Tuesday March 29th. Burial was held in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in John’s memory to the American Legion Post #302, 84 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, 02769 would be appreciated.

Seekonk Joseph E. Chandley

Joseph E. Chandley, of Seekonk, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. He was the husband of the late Elsie (Keenan) Chandley. Mr. Chandley was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late James Joseph and Mabel (Donahue) Chandley. He was the stepson of the late Helen (Shannon) Chandley, who fondly referred to him as “Joe Pete.” He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a chef in a number of restaurants, including Jacques Lunch in Providence, and Dinty Moores in East Providence. He then

owned and operated the Country Kitchen Restaurant in Seekonk. Mr. Chandley is survived by his children: E. Maura Perrin of Riverside, Susan Scanlon of Rehoboth, Nancy Adams of Seekonk, Carmel Watson of Bourne, Joseph E. Chandley of Georgia, Michael K. Chandley, Sean P. Chandley, Mark E. Chandley, and Neil B. Chandley. He also leaves his grandchildren: Brendon Huff, Tracey Kraatz, James Chandley, Kathleen Chandley, Hannah Grace Adams, Sam Watson, and Kim Watson, and his great-grandchildren, Jordan, Alison, Hunter Kraatz. The funeral for Mr. Chandley was held Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa’s Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. His burial was with full military honors in Seekonk Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seekonk Meadows on Newman Avenue in Seekonk.

Edith J. Sweet

Edith J. Sweet, 94, of Harriet Court died Wednesday March 2, 2011 at Linn Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph Ralph Sweet. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late William and Emma (Bjurvold) Sedgley. Mrs. Sweet was a dental assistant for Dr. Solomon Rubenstein and Dr. George McKenna for many years before retiring. She was a charter member and Past President of the RI Dental Assistant Association. She was also a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was honored as Deaconess Emeritus for her many years of service. She leaves one daughter, Linda J. Halpin of Seekonk; one granddaughter, Sarah A. Halpin of Pawtucket; one brother, Norman H. Sedgley Sr. of New Hampshire and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late William F. Sedgley Sr. Her funeral service was held on Monday, March 7th. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park.

Helen O. Videto

Helen O. Videto, 106, died at her Seekonk home on March 6, 2011. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Clara (Orr) Videto. She grew up in Attleboro and graduated from Attleboro High School in 1922, furthering her education in Boston, where she attended secretarial school. A homemaker for most of her adult life, Helen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and oil painting, as well as playing the piano. She also enjoyed playing cards and Yahtzee. Survivors include three sons, Alvin Videto and his wife Elaine, of Vancouver,

Wash.; Bruce R. Videto and his wife, Nancy, of Plainville, and Ronald W. Videto and his wife, Harriet, of Seekonk; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one greatgreat grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Norma Leanues, and the sister of the late Kenneth C. and Caroline Videto, and Charles Videto II. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

David N. Bradley

David N. Bradley, 81, beloved husband of Jacqueline (Pelletier) Bradley, died Saturday, March 12th at his home. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Margaret (Newton) Seabridge and the late Clarence L. Bradley. A Long-time resident of Seekonk, David was president and owner of Bradley Oil Co., for many years. He was a 1947 graduate of East Providence High School. He was a 33’rd degree Mason, and belonged to Rising Sun Lodge in East Providence, the Scottish Rite, and Shriners International. Besides his wife, he leaves daughters; Susan Sweet, Nancy Aubin, Debra Cardoso, Rebecca Bradley and Suzanne Murtagh, sons; David, Robert, and Michael Bradley and Dennis Perry, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was brother of the late Jean Stoddard. Calling hours were held on Wednesday, 3/16 in the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence, RI. The funeral service was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Beacon Hospice, 182 No. Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.

Melvyn E. Hagman

Melvyn E. Hagman, 67, beloved husband of Katheryn L. (Whittington) Hagman, died Sunday, 3/13. Born in Providence, he was the foster son of Margaret Harvey. Mel was a special man who touched people in so many different ways, restoring one’s faith in mankind. He worked for the city of East Providence and the Providence Journal yet plumbing was his passion. Mel served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vienam War. Besides his wife, he leaves his children; Heidi Hagman and Glen Hagman and his wife Tina and granddaughters Jenna and Alexa Hagman. A memorial celebration of his life was held on Friday 3/18 at 10AM , in the Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Ave. Seekonk. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Harbourville Restoration Soc., P.O. Box 854, Berwick, Nova


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Evelyn R. Hastie

Evelyn R. Hastie 90, of Seekonk passed away peacefully March 14, 2011. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Hastie. Mrs. Hastie was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Jodat. She was the mother of Ruth E. Conlon, of Seekonk, and the late R. Bruce Hastie. Mrs. Hastie also leaves her grandchildren, John S. Conlon of Crown Point Indiana, and Keri L. Conlon of St. Petersburg, Florida, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Hastie was the sister of Eileen Kenyon. Evelyn will always be remembered for her love, wisdom, generosity and for being a dedicated Boston Red Sox fan. There was a funeral service for Evelyn, Friday, March 18. Her burial was in Seekonk Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Church, Camp Scholarship Fund, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket RI 02860 in Evelyn’s memory.

Shirley B. Howitt

Shirley B. Howitt, 91, of Seekonk, died March 16, at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius H. Howitt, former Selectman of Seekonk. Born in New Bedford, MA, a daughter of the late Morris and Ida (Miller) Bertman, she had lived in Seekonk since 1948. She was a member of Temple Beth-El, its Sisterhood, and Hadassah. Shirley was an avid reader, enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and loved ice cream. Devoted and loving mother of State Representative Steven S. Howitt and his wife Pam Tesler Howitt of Seekonk, Rachel S. Zugsmith, President of NAI Capital Inc. and her husband Michael A. of Los Angeles, CA and Idelle A. Howitt, Esq. of New York, NY. Dear sister of Lawrence Bertman of Cranston. Loving grandmother of Michael Julius Zugsmith and Michele R. Stein and adored great grandmother of Madison and Zack. Funeral services were held Friday, March 18th at 1 P.M. at SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Avenue, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Julius & Shirley Howitt Memorial Fund, c/o Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771 or Hadassah, 1150 New London Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

Marjorie R. (Drummond) Fuller

Marjorie R. (Drummond) Fuller, 76, of Seekonk, MA died peacefully at home on Friday, March 18, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was a co-owner of GM Industries, Inc. (1969-1989) and Seekonk Self-Storage (1998-2003). She was the beloved wife of Robert T. Fuller and was

born on July 14, 1934 in Pawtucket, RI, a daughter of the late Charles D. Drummond, Sr. and Ruth M. (Lynn) Drummond. She was the loving mother of Robert C. (Mary Ellen Whitelaw) Fuller, Deborah J. (Steven) Scott all of Seekonk and Steven J. (Judith Morris) Fuller of Rehoboth, MA. Beloved grandmother of Nicholas and Jonathan Scott, Michael and Andrew Fuller all of Seekonk, Matthew, Nathaniel, Luke and Patrick Fuller all of Rehoboth, MA and aunt to four nieces and five nephews. Dear sister of Charles D. Drummond, Jr. MD of Germantown, TN, Robert B. Drummond of Brewster, MA and Nancy E. (Drummond) Morris of Columbia, SC. She graduated from East High School (Tolman) 1953 and Katharine Gibbs, 1954 and lived in Seekonk for 51 years. She was an avid reader and a lifetime cherished homemaker. A funeral Service was held at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Ave., East Providence, RI on March 22nd at 10:00 a.m. followed by a burial service at Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Contributions to Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907 in Memory of Marjorie R. Fuller and to Honor Frank Schaberg, MD will be greatly appreciated.

Inez H. (Hallquist) Powers

Inez H. (Hallquist) Powers, 85, passed away at home on Thursday, March 24, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas I. Powers. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Procter) Hallquist. Inez resided in Seekonk most of her life. She was employed by the Department of Social Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more than 10 years until retiring. Inez was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Seekonk and a life member of the Attleboro Lions Club. She leaves three sons, Donald A. Powers in Texas, David T. Powers of East Providence, and Jeffrey R. Powers of Seekonk; a sister, Dorothy Kaczowka in New Hampshire; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Ralph Hallquist. Services were held Tuesday, March 29th Interment followed at Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Ave., Seekonk. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to the Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771 will be appreciated.

Maria J. Lucas

Maria J. Lucas, 103 of Brookhill Drive died Thursday March 24, 2011 at Country Gardens Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Luis A. Lucas. She was born in Foz do Arelho, Portugal a daughter of the late Pedro and Virginia (deJesus) Felix. Mrs.

Lucas worked in the housekeeping department at the former Hearthstone Inn before retiring. She leaves one daughter, Gracinda “Grace” Figueiredo and her husband Antonio with whom she made her home; two granddaughters, Anna Paula Whyte of Winterhaven, Florida and Helia Ferreira of Portugal; and four great grandchildren, Nicholas, Krysten, Tiago and Diogo. She was the mother of the late Alice Pascoa and sister of the late Gloria Martins, Virginia Vilaverde, Rozinda Ferreira and Jose Felix. Her funeral was held on Monday, March 28th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial was private.

Ida Rita (Edie) Rizzardini

Ida Rita (Edie) Rizzardini, 99 years old, of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Seekonk, MA died Thursday, March 24, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Otavio Joseph Rizzardini. She was born on March 5, 1912 in Pawtucket, RI to the late Rafaello and Dalida Ricciardi. Mrs. Rizzardini was pre-deceased by her twin sons, Donald Raphael (1942) and Daniel Paul (1952). She was the sister of the late Aldina Agostini, Placido Ricciardi and Peter Ricciardi. She is survived by her brother Frank Ricciardi of North Providence, RI and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. For many years she was a driver with the Motor Corps of the Red Cross, an active member of the Mother’s Club of the YMCA and employed in retail sales with area establishments in Pawtucket. There was a Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Rizzardini Wednesday, March 30, in St. Teresa’s Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Her burial was in Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906 in Mrs. Rizzardini’s name.

James A. McDonald

James A. McDonald, husband of Lena (Lacasse), died Sunday, March 27. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John and Sarah (Joyce) McDonald. Mr. McDonald served his country in the US Army during WW 2. Jim taught for many years at the Henry Lord Middle School in Fall River. He was an active Pro Life supporter. Besides his wife, he leaves his children; James J., David J., Edward M., Patricia A. and Maureen L. McDonald and Karen Ravenell, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, siblings Ruth Freitas and Kenneth McDonald. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, March 31st at 10 A.M., in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Arrangements by J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.


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Treasurer Grossman Releases Abandoned Property List

Boston— Representative Steven S. Howitt (R-Seekonk) would like to announce that State Treasurer Steve Grossman released a list of taxpayers in the Commonwealth who have unclaimed property valued at more than $500 in the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division. In Representative Howitt’s Seekonk district, there are 84 accounts totaling $165,353 and 16 accounts totaling 4,781 shares of unclaimed property. The Treasurer released a statement saying “Each year the Commonwealth takes possession of abandoned property which includes cash, forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends and contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes.” The money is turned over to the state after three years of being unclaimed or forgotten. “I am pleased to assist constituents in any way to return their hard earned money back to them,” said Representative Howitt. If you or someone you know believe you may have abandoned property within the Treasury please contact the Treasurer’s office directly to file a claim (1-888-344-MASS).

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