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JUNE 2013 Volume 9, no. 6


Serving the Community and Businesses of East Providence

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EP Local Advisory Committee for Special Education Fifth Annual Special Needs Recognition Awards

By Bob Rodericks The East Providence Local Advisory Committee for Special Education, held its annual recognition reception in early May before a large audience at Martin Middle School. The volunteers made up of parents of children with disabilities, teachers, staff and students had decorated the cafeteria brightly and provided for a dinner buffet. “Our committee meets throughout the school year to share information and concerns of educational issues,” said committee co-chair, Laurie Brown. The committees’ goals are: To enable parents of special education children to be effective in their advocacy efforts; to jointly advocate for all children with special needs, to aid the East Providence School Department in its efforts to provide quality education for all students and to provide each other with a strong network of support. continued on page 6...

Brownie Troop 290 celebrates their third year marching in the Memorial Day parade! This year they walk in style with their American flag hats while holding signs that say "imagine, believe, love, and laugh" Keeping the theme at large the troop held a banner saying "Where is your Brownie smile?" More parade photos on page 8...


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EP Local Advisory Committee for Special Education Fifth Annual Special Needs Recognition Awards By Bob Rodericks

Co-Chair Jennifer Enos welcomed the crowd and introduced East Providence School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro. “Joel has attended many of our meetings and has been a great advocate for our kids. He has been an invaluable resource to our families,” said Enos. During his remarks, Monteiro offered praise and support. “I have a good sense for our district. I feel very good. Our Superintendent (Kim Mercer) has a true understanding of the special education program as a whole,” said Monteiro. Awards Master of Ceremony, Sherry Hernandez announced the evening’s program winners. “Our award recipients tonight have been consistently outstanding in meeting the needs of our kids. They show a great commitment to the students of East Providence,” Hernandez said. A poignant point in the program was the emotional introduction of award recipient Mariah Lobello, an EPHS student. Lobello was nominated by parent, Debbie Davey on behalf of her 8 year old son. “Mariah has been working with my son who has autism. She has brought him out and made him feel comfortable in the community and better about public places. She has taught him things like having to wait his turn, having fun at the playground and



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how to expand on his ideas,” said Davey. The relationship with this young student and Lobello was part of Lobello’s high school senior project. Lobello had met the Davey family through her volunteer work with the Autism & the Sacraments Program at St. Brendan’s Church some time ago. “Mariah asked us if she could work with our son for her senior project at EPHS,” Davey told the Reporter in an interview later in the evening. “Mariah puts her heart and soul in everything she does. She will make a great special needs teacher some day. I am so glad we met,” continued Davey. “Even after her senior project was done, Mariah continued to come by once a week and see our son,” continued Davey. “She is so special.” For her part, Mariah was unassuming. “He is a great little boy. I hope to help kids like him someday soon.” And so the evening continued. Recipient after recipient was praised by a nominee. “Robyn Janczura nominated Erin Sladen, a Special Education teacher at Orlo Avenue School. “Erin is so dedicated to her school and kids,” said Janczura in her introduction of Sladen. “She welcomed my son mid-way through last school year and he has grown in ways I thought were not possible,” said Janczura. “She is always supportive and comforting. She always thanks the parents for their help. Tonight, it is my turn to thank her.” Kim Callahan, a special needs teacher at the high school nominated EPHS student Casey Duckworth. “Casey reached out to make all students feel included. She is always friendly and encouraging to my students. It is a pleasure to have Casey at the high school,” continued Callahan. The other recipients and their nominees are as follows: Sue Feiro, a Special Education teacher at Martin Middle school, nominated by Debra Dyer. Lois Boyd, a Teacher Assistant at East Providence High School, nominated by Deb Ormerod. Bridgette Winslet, a student at EPHS nominated by Lois Winslet. Eileen Tainsh, a volunteer with Riverside Little League Challenger Baseball and East Prov. St. Martha’s Challenger Basketball, nominated by Tim Conley. Kim Ferrara, owner/coach of Wigglekids Special Needs Classes, nominated by Lynn Domenici. Tammy Primmer, coordinator of the Autism & Sacrements program at St. Brendan’s Church, nominated by Stephanie Bernardo and Melissa Phillips.   A Special Acknowledgement to Stefanie Luft, Speech Pathologist at Kent Heights Elementary, by Jenn Enos. Margaret Knowlton, Head of Grace and Carter School, Meeting Street School, nominated by Heather Correia, Gina Wallace and Carrie Verdone. The committee also recognized other nominees: Kimberly Chapman - Teacher Special Education Orlo Avenue, Judith Fahey - School Psychologist Waddington, Cory Howland - Social Worker Waddington and Sara Gossler –Social Worker Kent Heights.   Co-chairs Brown and Enos also thanked all school liaisons for their help and support in distributing all EPLAC information: Meadowcrest, Pe g M a rcotte; Francis, Kristin Branco; Hennessey, Dena Francescon; Kent Hts., Lisa Goulden; Oldham, Beth Studley; Silver Spring, Paula Fillion; Waddington, Patty Barlow, Debbie Caverly; Orlo, Paula Dionisopoulos; Whiteknact, Karen Rebello; MMS, Marianne Walsh; RMS, Donna Raposa; EPHS, Deb Ormerod.  The committee also thanked the following for their generous donation to the awards reception: Kent Heights PTA, Whiteknact PTA, Friends of Meadowcrest ,Orlo Ave PTA, Riverside Middle School PTA, Hennessey PTA, Waddington PTA and Myron J. Francis PT0.

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East Providence News Briefs By Bob Rodericks

EP Police Chief Back on Job “Facts Don’t Support Charges Against Chief ”

“It was a shame that Chief Tavares was unceremoniously removed from his job on the same day that the Boston bombings occurred. This was a political hatchet job against a good man and a great police chief.” This was the initial comment from Joseph Tavares’ attorney, Thomas J. McAndrew. During a meeting of the re-convened state budget commission in late May, the city was ordered to return Chief Tavares to his job. The move was not a surprise as it was widely expected for several days. A three page resolution voted on by the budget commission stated in part that; the Commission has determined, based upon the totality of facts and circumstances brought to its attention in this matter, that i) those facts and circumstances did not warrant Chief Tavares being placed on Administrative Leave; and ii) nor did those facts and circumstances warrant any disciplinary action against Chief Tavares…and his leave with pay is hereby terminated...” Attorney McAndrew told The Reporter what some in the city have also attributed to this series of events. “This is about some police officers, city officials and politicians who were unhappy with the hiring of Chief Tavares. Remember, initially the Tavares appointment had to go to arbitration before he could begin,” said McAndrew. Rank and file within the department referred to contract provisions calling for promotions to come from within. Although many in the city are upset at what they saw as an “outsider” becoming chief of police, Tavares is from East Providence, having graduated from East Providence High School. The commission also ordered that acting chief Christopher Parella’s tenure as acting chief be terminated. While the original complaints came from some police officers to the city manager, Peter Graczykowski, the tide may take a turn in this case. “After consultation with Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Col. Steven O’Donnell, the Commission and Colonel O’Donnell agreed that a member of the RI State Police will be assigned to the East Providence Police Department to investigate any alleged improprieties and/or irregularities; assist and support Chief Tavares with the management of the Police Department while the investigation is ongoing, and address or assist with any other issues that Chief Tavares and the State Police deem necessary.” During the commission’s investigation of the Tavares

suspension, the Chief allegedly raised the issue of irregularities with certain police officers. The commission evidently believes that enough evidence exists to assign a state police detective to investigate further. The commission stated that “within the next 30 days, the Human Resources Director... shall assist and coordinate with Chief Tavares in addressing any discipline matters... that were pending as of April 15, 2013 (Tavares’ suspension date). After that, the Chief is ordered to provide -weekly updates to the City Manager and HR Director as to the status of disciplinary actions or internal complaints filed after April 15th. The commission also ordered the City Manager to develop written goals and objectives relative to the Police Chief’s duties and responsibilities as a way of job performance evaluation. Before the session was over, a police union representative asked the commission to clarify its appointment of a State Police investigator in the department. Detective Kevin Feeney asked if the questions in charge could be criminal in nature. After some prodding, commission member Stephen Bannon, a retired state police detective answered, “yes they would be criminal actions.” Feeney asked Bannon if he was aware that the ‘policeman’s bill of rights’ (on disclosure) would apply here, to which Bannon replied, “yes”. Feeney wanted to know, “who went to the state police?” “It was a collective decision,” said Detective Bannon. The particulars had no comments until after the meeting. After the meeting City Manager, Peter Graczykowski, told The Reporter that he disagreed with the commission’s decision. Graczykowski and Mayor James Briden abstained from the vote to reinstate Tavares. “I strongly feel that I was justified in relieving the Chief based on my investigation,” Graczykoski said. He further denied that politics or his own job security was involved. However, Tavares and his attorney were satisfied with the commission. “The chief is elated,” said McAndrew. Attorney McAndrew, who was a focus in an earlier Reporter article, has worked behind the scenes on behalf of his client. “Yes, I have a good man, here,” Tavares said referring to McAndrew. In correspondence with the city attorney, Michael Ursillo, McAndrew raised the possibility of “litigation”, a fact that was mentioned by commission chair Diane Brennan as a reason for reinstating

Tavares. “If this ends up in litigation, you can be assured that those current and former City Council members (involved in pressuring the City Manager) will be brought to the bar of justice...”, warned McAndrew. “We will not be intimidated or coerced by the political shenanigans that have all too often enveloped themselves in employment matters in the City of East Providence. Chief Tavares has no intention of being run out of the City of East Providence because he is the first from outside the East Providence Police Department. Enough is enough!,” added McAndrews. Continued on next page...

Inside This Issue Births..................................56 Business Directory...................62 Classifieds................................ 60 Clubs......................................27 Dining Guide...........................50 E.P. Chamber of Commerce.....26 Events & Activities....................20 How You Can Help..................47 Letters to the Editor...................9 Library..................................46 News Briefs............................5 People....................................30 School..............................42 Scouts...............................38 Senior Center News...............52 Sports.................................40 State House.......................49 Summer Fun Guide.........57 Town News.........................14 Who's Who Profile.................25


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EP AFO Coming: “Work in Progress” Who Is In Charge?

Rosemary Booth Gallogly, the Rhode Island State Director of Finance was in attendance at the May 23rd budget commission meeting, in anticipation of questions regarding the police chief reinstatement and the hiring of an Administrative & Finance Officer (AFO). Gallogly didn’t address the police chief issue but she did come to the commission’s defense on the AFO. State law calls for a locally paid AFO once a budget commission is dissolved. City Manager Peter Graczykowski continuously questioned fellow commission members on the role of an AFO. “We are paying a person a lot of money to do something we already do,” Graczykowski said. Graczykowski and city council member Chrissy Rossi tried to assert that the city charter does not allow council members to deal with personnel. They question why ward 1 councilman and Mayor Jim Briden should be the person an AFO would report to. At odds is the state mandate which says the AFO is selected by and reports to the “chief elected official” in a community. Briden serves as a ceremonial Mayor and spokesperson of the council with East Providence’s city manager form of government. Some believe the city’s highest ranking officer is the city manager not the Mayor’s post. School Committee Chairman, Joel Monteiro, serves on the budget commission as a courtesy and does not vote. However, Monteiro joined Graczykowski in voicing concerns. “It is not personal against Mr. Briden, but he only represents Ward 1. That is not representative of the entire city. Monteiro also wanted to know if all actions of the school department had to go through an AFO as well as the reconstituted budget commission. “Our Superintendent has daily operations to maintain and we have to prepare for the close of school and the opening in September,” he said. “This is a work in progress” said Gallogly repeating a phrase she and commission chair Brennan have used before to speak to an AFO in a city with a manager form of government. However, the commission did state that “legal opinion says that the AFO is over the school superintendent as well as city hall.” Although acknowledging that an AFO will receive some $140,000 in a total employment package, the logistics will be reviewed at the next meeting in early June. The commission voted to accept the salary package with only Graczykowski voting against. “How can we vote for the salary when we don’t know his or her duties yet?” he asked.

PondView Closure Imminent? RI DEM Issues Statement

The RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) issued a statement in late May in which the closing of the long controversial Pond View Recycling was to begin on May 28th. Gail Mastrati of the DEM announced that “that the removal of construction and demolition debris from the site of the former Trans-Load America (TLA)/ Pond View recycling facility in East Providence is set to begin on Tuesday, May 28, in order to avoid any possible disturbance to residents over the long holiday weekend.” TLA-Providence, LLC was the operator of the former TLA/Pond View construction and demolition debris processing facility located at One Dexter Road in East Providence. The business was put into Receivership in March 2012, and the facility ceased operations on September 10, 2012. “Fuss & O’Neill has been Retained by DEM as an Independent Oversight Contractor to Monitor and Oversee Closure of the Site,” said Mastrati. Under the terms of a Performance Agreement with the DEM, closure of the site must be completed within 60 business days and performed in accordance with the closure plan and all license requirements, laws, rules and regulations. The hours of operation for closure work are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. During this time, residents may notice increased traffic and experience odors. The intent of the company performing the closure work is to remove most of the material via rail; recyclable material will be removed via truck. The press release went on to state that the “DEM will monitor performance to ensure that the property owner is performing the work satisfactorily and in accordance with all applicable requirements. The independent contractor will be paid from the bond funds to oversee the closure, perform air monitoring and report daily to DEM. Air monitoring data will be provided to the RI Department of Health for review. As well, weekly construction meetings will be held at the site throughout the duration of the cleanup. These meetings will include a representative of DEM and the property owner. DEM will oversee the closure, including the disbursement of the bond funds dedicated to finance the closure. Money from the bond will only be used for activities directly addressed in the closure plan, and once the closure is completed, the existing license to process construction and demolition debris at this site will be terminated.” In order to monitor conditions at the site and the progress of the closure, the DEM has been conducting regular inspections and actively participating in the legal proceedings related to the Receivership, with a goal of seeing that the required closure take place

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Steve Fratiello, who was brought on as a consultant and eventually became the EP school department controller, is resigning to take a similar post with Pawtucket schools. Fratiello is currently the lone administrator overseeing daily school finances. He continues a trend of those leaving the EP school department for other posts. Malcom Moore was recently hired as Finance Director for both city and school departments. Former Interim Superintendent Edward Daft left for an Assistant Principalship in Barrington. Beth Salzillo a former EP teacher and reading supervisor, then curriculum director, recently left for a curriculum post in Pawtucket schools. Dawn August (curriculum) and Julie Motta (administration) have recently been hired by new EP superintendent, Kim Mercer. All three worked in Pawtucket schools before coming to East Providence. The budget commission allowed the city to seek temporary help in finance while a permanent replacement is found. “We hoped the finance person (Fratiello)would have stayed here a little longer, but he is leaving,” said Moore.

New Director of Pupil Personnel for Schools

Superintendent of Schools Kim Mercer has been given commission approval to seek and hire a Director of Pupil Personnel Services. The general duties of this position are listed as, “Oversee and supervise district-wide programs in Special Education, Guidance, Nursing, Medicare Administration, Census Operations and Child Outreach for the East Providence School Departmentwith primary emphasis on day-to-day involvement with Special Education, Medicare, Census and Child Outreach programs. Exercise district-wide, top-level oversight of Guidance, and Nursing programs to ensure successful operation of the programs and to ensure smooth, integrated operations within and between elementary, middle and high

Harry Asquith, Long Time Attorney, Municipal Judge, Coach, Dies at 60

Noted Rhode Island attorney and East Providence resident Harry Asquith leaves four daughters and his wife, Patricia Asquith, new RI Family Court Justice designee. He belonged to several professional, community and civic minded organizations and was a youth soccer coach for East Providence AYSO. He was a Probate Judge for the town of Lincoln and then served as the East Providence Municipal Judge. He was a long time member of Wannamoisett Country Club. Donations may be made in Harry Asquith’s name to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network c/o Michael Burke, 71 Hoyt Ave Rumford RI, 02916.

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as efficiently as possible. DEM inspectors have examined and measured the piles on many occasions and have seen no evidence of any wastes other than the construction and demolition debris that TLA/Pond View was licensed to handle when it was an active facility. There is no evidence of any toxic or hazardous wastes on the site. The inspectors have also been specifically looking for any evidence that additional disposal had occurred at the site and have seen no evidence of this. What remains are the piles left when the facility ceased business operation. The public was invited to check on regular updates by going to the Dem. RI.Gov web site.


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2013 Memorial Day Parade

The parade started at Oldham School on Bullocks Point Ave and ended at the American Legion on Willett Avenue.

Martin Middle School band played in the parade. The fire department represented East Providence with bagpipes.

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Letters to the Editor... St. Martha’s Heritage Day Festival Friday, June 21st thru Sunday June 23rd

Dear East Providence Townies, Friends & Neighbors It’s that time of year again. Festivals, Picnics, Parades, Cookouts – the making of good family times and memories begin. There is nothing like the Annual Heritage Day Festival at St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI which always takes place toward the end of the month of June rain or shine. This annual event started back in 1985, celebrating 28 years. I enjoy listening to the many stories and memories being told about this event from over the past years. By coming to this festival I have made some new friends of my own and have reunited with others. My family also has made memories here over the years and look forward to making more and continuing the tradition. There is always good homemade food and new local talent providing entertainment. Some of St. Martha’s Heritage Day Festival 2013 events have been announced and I wanted to share with you what folks can expect. We are bringing back the theme of “Family Time”. There will be a section dedicated to the children with games – prizes – and even a child’s petting zoo. The Petting Zoo is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. It will include kittens, chickens, baby goats, and a pot belly pig. Face Painting, Needle in the Haystack and Speed Gun Baseball are also on schedule each day for the children. For those ages 13+, St. Martha’s is having something NEW called “Movie Night”. On Friday, June 21st 9pm – 11pm the movie is “Facing the Giants” and on Saturday June 22nd 9pm – 11pm the movie is “Perfect Game”. On both Saturday and Sunday St. Martha’s is introducing a new Program called a “Motion Movement Hour”. This will be in the Music Area when the entertainment takes their break. Come stretch it out and learn some of the newest dance steps. There will be fun for all ages. continued on next page...

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While this will be a fun event it will also have a religious aspect to it. The festival will commence with a “Healing Mass” on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm. All those who are elderly or have health issues may receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at this Mass. On Sunday, June 23rd events begin with Mass at 12:00 noon. After Mass is what has become the Traditional Procession thru the local streets surrounding St. Martha’s Parish. This Spiritual Procession will consist of our Pastor, Father David Green, Parishioners, St. Martha’s Youth Group, and many more and will begin at 1:00 pm. As they proudly process with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and our patroness, St. Martha the people will recite the rosary along the way. This part of the Heritage Day Festival is one of the most important, as it is where we get to reflect on the meaning of Faith, Family, and Friends coming together as one; all of us working together to bring peace, harmony and fulfillment to one another. The procession ends back at the church parking lot where festivities then begin on the midway, where old friends meet and new friends are made. It would not be Heritage Days at St. Martha’s if we did not have the traditional Malassadas available along with the other good ethnic foods such as Italian Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches, Cacoila Plates & Sandwiches, Chowder and Clam cakes, just to name a few that are prepared by the St. Martha’s volunteer parishioners. Let me tell you now about the Live Entertainment scheduled under the Big Tent. Friday Night June 21st from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm the East Providence Chorus will sing and from 8:00 pm-11:00 pm Tony Medeiros and “Side by Each” will perform. On Saturday, June 22nd starting at 6:00 pm is Martinho & “Speed Limit” with Special Guest Sandy Berto. On Sunday, June 23rd, during the afternoon, there is a DJ scheduled and then at 7:00 pm “Rocktail Renditions” will be performing till 1o:00 pm. At that point the evening will come to an end but not until the anticipated Annual Drawing is held – This

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June 2013 The Reporter Year the exciting prizes are: 1st – 42” Vizio Flat Screen Smart TV, 2nd - Olympus Tough Digital Camera, and 3rd - Keurig “K” Cup Coffee Maker. Tickets are on sale after Masses beginning in June and will be available at the Ticket booth on the midway during the Heritage Day Festival. Also, donated for a special raffle are a Hand Made Quilt and Afghan. These are being displayed during the month of June after Masses and tickets for these are being sold then as well. These beautiful prizes are one of a kind and made by the gentle hands of a couple of parishioners of St. Martha’s Church. Wait until you see them! Our pastor, Father David Green and St. Martha’s Youth Group along with the parishioners are doing amazing work to make this year’s event one to remember. If you are new to the parish or new to the area we welcome you to join us and to add this annual event to your list of family traditions. If you have been in the East Providence area and have never joined us before you don’t know what you are missing. Saint Martha’s is always welcoming new families and friends. Come see what fun we have as a Parish family in the heart of East Providence. Mark your calendars and plan on coming to “Family Time”. In these times when life seems to be moving at the speed of light, it is refreshing and relaxing to know that this weekend at St. Martha’s is full of Great Food, Fun, Laughs, and Entertainment for All Ages. I encourage all families, friends and neighbors of East Providence to take some time and visit our Wonderful, Welcoming Parish. I hope to see you there, enjoy yourself and make a memory. Christine Roderick

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The Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation Thank You

The Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation held its sixth annual “Your Heart Will Go On” event this past Saturday. (May 25th) With a record turnout and support from the community the foundation was able to exceed $100K raised during the six years the event has been held. This success does not come without the support of all those that attend along with the many donors and sponsors who support this event each year. We would like to thank the following who contributed to this year’s event. Sponsors: Helping Hands Associates, Shamrock Financial, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation, Arrow-Prestige Limousine, ProForma in Motion, Catering by Emily Vale, Healy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Ken Rocha Automotive, LaSalle and Associates, Mega Solutions of Mass LLC, KMM Consulting. Major Donors and Boosters: Saint Brendan Church, Providence Performing Arts Center, Pine Valley Country Club, A.M. Communications, Dave’s Marketplace, Six Flags New England, Trinity Repertory Company, Best Buy, Knights of Columbus Council 1528, World Wide Enterprises, Waves of Healing Massage, Lake Compounce Theme Park, State Senator William Conley Jr. State Representative Gregg Amore, Newport Playhouse, Jaffee Family Orthodontics, Cardi’s Furniture Stores, Flemings Restaurant, Eastside Marketplace, La Gondola Providence, Alex & Ani, CVS, Big Bill Entertainment, Ron Silva & Sports Photography, 1149 Restaurant, Johnston Firefighters Local 1950, Lucky’s Bar & Grill, Bayside Resort Cape Cod, Horizon Beverage, Outback Steakhouse, Hampton Inns, Sal’s Shoe & Sport, Captain Cruise & Crew, Old Port Maine Harbor Tours-Newport, Chardonnay’s, Tyler Point Grille, Frank O’Donnell & Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Schroder’s Deli, Scialo’s Bakery, Gamm Theater, Total Fitness Clubs, AAA of Southern New England, P.F. Chang’s, (courtesy of Tracy Capobianco) Café Nuovo, Gils Appliances, 2 Paul’s Good Food , New England Coin Exchange, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Shaw’s Supermarkets, continued on next page...



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June 2013 The Reporter tougher on speeding fines. The federal government went so far as to provide grants to police departments around the nation to help crack down on speeders. All those actions helped crack down on speeding and helped to cut the highway fatality rate. We did not accomplish that by outlawing cars that went too fast. We need laws that address the core problems of gun violence, not laws that impinge on the rights of law-abiding citizens. If we are going to consider any gun legislation this General Assembly session, it is my hope that those bills do not only address guns, but rather gun crimes and criminals with guns. (Dennis M. Canario is the Democratic State Representative from District 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton. He is serving his first term in the House and is a member of the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.)

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The Rumford Parent Advisory Council (PAC) held their 4th annual Spring Fling silent auction on April 25 at the Hot Club in Providence. Funds raised help support ongoing activities and special events for students of the Children’s Place ltd. in Rumford. A 50/50 raffle was held along with the silent auction. There were 23 gift baskets that were won and a grand total of $1829 was raised! The council would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the following sponsors who helped make this event possible: 212 Health & Performance, Alex and Ani, Bowling Academy, Chardonnay’s, Kimball Crossley, Diamond Dry Cleaners, Easton’s Beach, Euphoria Salon, Healthtrax, Hot Club, Maureen Kinosian, Landry’s Liquors, Level 7 Tattoo, Lucky’s Bar and Grille, Monster Mini Golf, The Moulds Family, Navigant Credit Union, New England Tire, Ocean State Bikram Yoga, Pawtucket Red Sox, Providence Bruins, Providence Children’s Museum, Red Bridge Tavern, Regency Liquors,, Kevin Robinson, Santosha Yoga, Scott Sylvia Photography, Skyzone, Snip-its, Soiree Salon, Spike’s Hot Dogs, Sundaes, Town Wine & Spirits, Trinity Repertory Theatre, United Skates and Yoga One. A special thank you to Sarah and Eben Bates, proprietors of the Hot Club for providing complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a location to hold our event. Mrs. MaryAnn Peterson, Assistant Director of the Children’s Place, ltd. for all her hard work.  Finally, thank you to the parents, family and friends who supported the event. I would also like to acknowledge my fellow council members for their efforts in making this event successful: Joe Baxter, Jeff DiStefano, Melissa Leite, Tammy Pontes, Tara Rego, Vania Rebollo, Tanya Romani and Michael Tortolani. The 5th annual Spring Fling will be scheduled for the spring 2014. Kristen Pruett Parent Advisory Council Member C




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East Providence Town News HeritageFest 33 Features New Theme! By Gina Wesley-Silva

More than 30 years ago, the Annual EP Heritage Festival began. Now in its 33rd year, the premiere summer event in East Providence, has been credited with literally putting our city on the map. HeritageFest is a source of townie pride and a glaring example of our community’s spirit. The festival honors foods, cultures, and traditions from around the world, but its main attraction has always been the performances from world renowned recording acts who graced the stage each night. Yet, the days of securing national acts to perform at HeritageFest are over, at least for now. EP Heritage Days Inc., Committee Chairman Clarence “Junior” Butler, explains, “Casinos have created a huge issue for us. The amount of money casinos can pay national acts, far surpasses what we can pay. National recording acts now charge anywhere between $30,000 dollars to $50,000 dollars, which does not include their other expenses, such as hotels and limos and such. We just cannot afford that,” he said simply. Board members Alba Curti, Joe Medeiros, and Diane Sullivan nodded in agreement, and then began to explain how the committee will address the money issue and still provide a great festival. “We are offering ‘TributeMania’ this year,” said Curti. “We cannot provide original acts, so we will provide the next best thing,” she said brightly. Medeiros added, “We are actually providing 50 years of classic rock, from The Who, U2, 3 Dog Night, Chicago, and Springsteen!

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We had to cut back on expenses all around, so we tried to cut back on things that are not too noticeable, such as screens. We want the people to still enjoy the same experience that they have always had when they come to the festival, and that means staying true to the music!” More discussion revealed that the idea to use tribute bands was very well thought out, and it seems like it is the perfect solution for HeritageFest. Firstly, the cost is significantly better. Secondly, the festival will now offer the experience of 5 national acts, instead of just one or two. Thirdly, good tribute acts are known for performing dead-on renditions of their host bands’ most popular tunes, so they are almost sure to please the crowd. Though the festival has continued to grow in popularity throughout the decades, committee members say that that success has created some misperceptions and criticisms too. Curti explained, “One thing that we get all the time are people who say to us, ‘You guys are making money, why can’t you hire national acts?’ Well, we don’t make money! All of the 16 members of this board are volunteers. We don’t get paid to put this together.” Butler further emphasized that point by adding, “People of this city have to understand that we are footing the bill alone, with our sponsors. The City of EP no longer contributes to the festival, and it has not contributed to it for a while now. We are doing this ourselves, as volunteers! We are not complaining because we love our city, and we love what we do! But, we are not making money at this!” Butler later said that HeritageFest costs between $120,000 to $150,000 per year. “So, all monies earned at the festival gets put right back into the festival for current expenses and expenses for the next year. It’s that simple,” he said. Committee members then addressed another criticism. Medeiros said, “Some people actually complain about the cost to come to this festival! Paying $5.00 on a Friday night, or $10.00 on a Saturday or on Sunday, is more than reasonable for what they get in return.” Butler added, “If they honestly add up all that is offered at the festival, they have to admit that there is no other venue anywhere, that even comes close to offering a similar experience for that kind of money,” he said. . But, criticisms, misperceptions, and lack of city funding aside, committee members stressed their gratitude to the public, and sought to make a plea for continued support, so that the festival can continue. Sullivan explained, “We need volunteers, we need sponsors and donations of any amount, and we need attendance. This is all the support that we get. If we are to continue doing this festival, we need the continued support of volunteers and sponsors, and the public’s attendance,” she said. Butler adds, “We are so grateful to our great sponsors! Many of them have been with us for many years. And, our volunteers, and the people who come out and attend this event. Because of them, we have been able to keep this going!” Butler also gave a shout out to the EPPD for their continued presence and support at the festival. Medeiros gave more explanation of why volunteers are needed, “We don’t have the inner staff that we used to have. We used to rely on summer help with kids who worked in our summer camps and playgrounds. But, we don’t have that anymore, so we’re reaching out to anyone who would like to help.” Curti suggested volunteering to fulfill community service quotas.

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June 2013 610 Waterman Ave. Please call the recreation center at 433-6360 for current hours. Last day to register is June 21. Youth Karate: Karate instruction for first time, (beginner), and intermediate level youth ages 6-14. At the recreation center, 100 Bullocks Pt. Ave. Thursdays, 6-7pm, June 6 – August 15, (no class July 4). $50 per child. Adult Cribbage Club: Thurs. 5-8pm. Cribbage club meets at the recreation center, 100 Bullocks Pt. Ave. The group is seeking new members. Even if you’re a little rusty, they’ll be happy to help you along! Supplies provided. (Rec. center membership required) Rec. Center Membership: Membership to the recreation center is open to city residents and includes use of weight and cardio facilities, and basketball court. For the center’s summer hours, activities schedule, and fees, please call the center at 433-6360.


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East Providence Native/BMX Legend Kevin Robinson Hosting Family Fun Festival June 8th, 2013

K-Rob will be holding his 3rd annual Ride with K-Rob Family Fun Festival on Saturday, June 8th in East Providence. The ride will start at Pierce Field in East Providence, traveling down the East Bay Bike Path and ending with the Fun Festival at the Carousel. The ride and Fun Festival are free and open to the public. Festival activities include live karate and gymnastics demonstrations from Lovetts Tae Kwon Do and Aim High Academy, a family style football combine with former NFL safety Jamie Silva, vendors and live music. An extensive line-up of 9 local music acts includes Kicking Hole, Pat Lowell Acoustic and more. A new addition to this year’s festival will be the Wisdom to Youth BMX contest, sponsored by K-Rob Events, Red Bull and Hoffman Bikes. Featuring both legendary pioneers of the sport and up-andcoming amateurs, the 80s-themed event will be an exciting attraction and a chance for attendees to see some of the best BMX riders in the sport in action. Later in the evening, the Festival will continue with a premiere of the documentary “A Wicked Ride”, about the start and growth of BMX in New England. During the Festival, Kevin will also be awarding the 2nd annual “Junior Seau Award of Excellence” to someone who goes above and beyond to help the community, in memory of his close friend Junior Seau. The K-Rob Foundation promotes the importance of athletics for the youth of East Providence, RI. Last year’s event drew over 6,000 attendees. For more information, visit When: Saturday, June 8, 2013 8:30am – Registration 9:00am – Ride with K-Rob, including walkers, runners and cyclists. The ride ends at the Looff Carousel in Riverside, RI to kick off the Festival. 10:00 am – Wisdom to Youth BMX Contest 11:00 am-5:00pm – Family Fun Festival Where: Registration and Ride at Pierce Field - East Bay Bike Path Family Fun Festival at the Historic Carousel East Providence, RI

Come and join us at our Yard Sale… Saturday June 15th 2013

Where: Waterview Villa Nursimg Center 1275 South Broadway East Providence RI 02914 Location: Main Dining Room (1st Floor) Time: 9am-3pm *** Any Donations, except for clothing. See Recreation Department or call Director of Therapeutic Recreation Danielle Sylvestre at 401-438-7020 ext 210 **

AARP Driver Safety Program Saturday, June 22nd

Evergreen House Health Center, One Evergreen Drive, in East Providence will be sponsoring a program on Saturday, June 22nd from 8:30am to 1:30pm at the Center. Complimentary breakfast and the event is free; however due to limited seating, a $10.00 reservation fee is required which will be refunded upon completion of program. NO TESTS! If you are 55 and over, check with your auto insurance company to determine if you qualify for a discount. Tony Ballirano, Deputy State Coordinator, will be conducting this program. For more information, call 401- 438-3250 Extension 1129.

American Legion Auxiliary Riverside Unit # 10 Yard Sale 830 Willett Ave Riverside RI

Saturday June 22nd, 8-1 pm

Rent Space for just $15 Tables available by request For more information or to reserve your spot today call Donna at 401-433-5846 leave a message or Alishia 401-536-1830 Donations of canned goods and non perishables accepted to benefit the Riverside Food Bank

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“Giving Back” Fundraiser June 23rd

Join The Portuguese Kids for a night of laughter and fun at the Barrington High School on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The Portuguese Kids are a comedy group from Fall River, MA and they perform “The funnier side of growing up Portuguese”. If you are Portuguese you don’t want to miss it! If you’re not Portuguese you’ll wish you were! It’s a fun night, the price is right and all proceeds will be donated to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes mission is “working together for stronger, healthier babies”. Their focus is to prevent birth defects and premature birth. Every parent wants noth-

June 2013 ing more than to have a happy and healthy baby, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. When a parent is faced with life threatening circumstances it is devastating and frightening. What is supposed to be one of the happiest times in their life quickly changes to the worst time of their life. Feelings of fear, hopelessness and worry take over. The unknown makes it hard for them to focus on anything, but their baby and their baby’s needs. Their own needs are not a priority. The doctors and nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women and Infants Hospital do an outstanding job, there is no denying that, but their focus is on the baby, as it should be. The March of Dimes recognizes that parents need help and support as well and are there in the NICU to provide it to them. Jake Correia was born eight weeks early on March 13, 2011. In the labor room, his parents were told that he would probably weigh 1 pound. They were also told that the medical team from the NICU would be there to take him away the minute he was born. What should have been the happiest day of their life quickly became the most frightening day of their life. It was the unknown that made it so difficult. They were wheeled into the OR and Jake was born at 2lbs 7oz. What a relief that he weighed more than 1 pound. Mom and Dad were able to see him for a couple of minutes and then he was off to the NICU. The next time they saw Jake he was hooked up to all sorts of machines. The monitors in the room quickly became his parents’ main focus. They learned what each number meant and were on guard. It was a week before Mom or Dad could hold Jake. This certainly is not the experience that most newborn parents have. Jake was in the NICU for 6 weeks and went home weighing 4 pounds. Bringing him home was bittersweet because even though they were thrilled to finally bring their son home, they no longer had the safety net that the NICU provided. They worked through each challenge one day at a time and with each ounce that Jake gained he became stronger and more resilient. Jake is now 2 years old and weighs 24 pounds. He is a normal, happy and healthy little boy with an easy going personality that loves baseball, basketball and Buzz Light Year. His parents, Andrea and Manny Correia are forever grateful for all the love and support that they have received from family and friends. They are also grateful to the March of Dimes. They recognize the importance of their ongoing research on birth defects and premature births and in turn, they want to Give Back. They have coordinated this event on June 23rd and are hoping that you will join them in Giving Back. The event is on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:00) at the Barrington High School, 220 Lincoln Ave, Barrington, RI 02806. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased online at

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Jake Correia as a newborn.

New England Search and Rescue Annual Fundraiser Saturday, June 29th

New England Search and Rescue, a 501 (c)(3) non profit search and rescue volunteer organization serving the New England area, is having it’s Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, June 29, 2013. This event will be held at the East Providence Yacht Club, 9 Pier Road, East Providence, RI beginning at 3 pm. We will have great food, raffles and a chance to help an awesome organization! Tickets are $20 per person and $9 for kids under 12. Door Prize, 50/50 Raffle, Bands, DJ and much more. We will have our boats on display at this event. For tickets to this event please contact Commander Chris Combs at 401-692-6252.

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When: Saturday June 29 - Noon to 6PM Where: Colt State Park, Rte 114 Bristol, RI 02809

Family fun, face painting, games Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, food Bands: Live Music: NBJ Band, Crimson Rain, Power Mountain, Perousia, Shawn Dennison Collecting non-perishable food and donations for the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen: 401-256-3446 (Please make checks payable to the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen.) Presented by: TK Ministries is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization Sponsored by: TK Ministries and Ferry St Ministries For more info: Go to: for more information about this and other TK Ministries concert events

East Providence Class of 1963 50th Reunion

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Come out and show off your oldie but goodie! Music, friends and food!!!! 50/50 Raffle Admission is $5 per car. Donations of canned goods and non perishables will be accepted to benefit the Riverside Food Bank For information call Donna at 401-4335846 leave a message or Alishia 401-5361830

EPHS – Class of 1956

East Providence High School Class of 1956 are asked to reserve Sunday, September 15th, for a 57th reunion. The reunion will be on a Sunday afternoon at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI. Invitations will be mailed in May. If you have moved in the past two years, please call 508-336-8709 (Seekonk) to up-date your address.

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K-Rob Foundation Family Fun Festival 8:30: Registration for RIDE begins at Pierce Field. 9:45: Ride/Skate/Run/Walk begins to travel down the East Bay Bike Path to the Carousel in Riverside! Pre-register to get a t-shirt. 10:00: Wisdom to Youth BMX Contest starts at the carousel! Visit for more info on this EPIC BMX contest! 11:00-5:00: FREE Family Fun Festival Þlled with live demonstrations, vendor booths, BMX contests, live music all day, climbing wall, and MORE! Live music performances by: Kicking Hole, Pat Lowell Acoustic, The Ghost of Vigoda, Elizabeth Girardi, Mark Jennings, LilÕ Rush, Pier 6, & Mark Whittaker! Bring your blankets and enjoy the day of music and fun! FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.KROBFOUNDATION.ORG *PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO TAKEN ALL DAY. * LAST YEARS FESTIVAL DREW OVER 6,000 PEOPLE, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VENDOR, PLEASE EMAIL!




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First United Methodist Church Father’s Day Luncheon

“The First United Methodist Church of Warren/Bristol located at 25 Church Street in Warren will be hosting a Father’s Day Luncheon on June 16th at 12:30 PM. The event is open to the entire community. The menu includes soup and sandwiches (your choice of ham or turkey) with chips, pickles, and drinks for only $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the youth group.”

Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Parish in East Providence will hold their patronal feast on June 7, 8, and 9. Schedule of events: Friday: Food and Bazaar Booths open at 6:00 p.m. Music by DJ until 11 All Other Booths open 8-11:00 p.m. Saturday: Mass with Anointing of the Sick 10:00 a.m. Regular Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. Auction 7:30 p.m. All Booths open 6 until 11:00 p.m. Music by DJ until 11. Sunday: Coffee & Malassadas available after all Masses. Procession with Blessed Sacrament and the Statue of the Sacred Heart following 11:00 a.m. Mass. All Booths Open 12-9:00 p.m. GRAND RAFFLE DRAWING - 8:30 p.m.

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Trendy’s Pizzeria: Taste the Difference. Be a Part of the Trend. The two-time defending winner of the title #1 Pizza in the East Bay, Trendy’s Pizzeria is changing the way pizza is made, and changing it for the better. “The best thing about eating at Trendy’s is that you’re always feeding yourself and your family the freshest ingredients,” says owner Mark Etheridge. He runs the business along with his wife Karina and of course the indispensible help of their daughters Maya (5) and Ava (2). The fresh trend is true of the pizza toppings, the pasta, the meatballs, and so on. Everything you eat was either made from scratch right there in the restaurant or fresh cut, on the premises that day. The crust on every single pizza is hand rolled from freshly made dough. There are a ton of specials available throughout the week at Trendy’s. For you students at East Providence High or Riverside Middle School, Monday’s afterschool specials include $7 large cheese pizzas, $1 cans of soda, and $1.25 toppings from 2-4pm. Monday night means two large one topping pizzas are just $15.99. On Tuesdays, large cheese pizzas are just $6 and additional toppings are only $1.25 each. Wednesday night is pasta night, with two pasta dinners and two garden salads for $19.99. If you’ve got a bigger gathering, you can get a half tray of pasta and half tray of garden salad for $39.99. There’s also a special on Wednesday that gets you a large one topping pizza and 10 wings for $15.99. To celebrate Throwback Thursdays, large cheese pizzas are just $9.99 with $1.25 toppings. Last but certainly not least, there are great specials for lunch (until 3pm) during the workweek. You can grab two slices of cheese and a beverage for $4.99 or a half garden salad and a quarter sandwich for the same price. You can get any and all of these deals at either of their two locations. The first, which many of you have loyally patronized since it opened in 2004, is at 59 Maple Avenue in Barrington. But don’t forget their recently opened location at 2777 Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence, where things are really taking off as well. In addition to being a great place to grab a slice, Trendy’s is becoming an integral part of the local community. In Barrington, they run the poolside food at the Bayside YMCA. You can also catch them at local fundraisers and sporting events, including lots of events in the schools. Having a big event in the near future? You might want to consider Trendy’s for catering. They don’t just make and deliver delicious dishes for your get-together, they’ll also advertise it on their pizza boxes, facebook page, and website. If you’re in East Providence, you can order from Trendy’s on Pawtucket Avenue at 401-228-3755. If you happen to be in Barrington, you call 401-289-2910 and pick your pizza up at 59 Maple Avenue.


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Club News & Announcements St. Brendan Forever Young Club

The St. Brendan Forever Young Club will have their June banquet at the Wharf Tavern in Warren at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 11. Tickets are $20 and should be reserved by June 4 by calling Ann at 437-0963. Installation of officers will take place. They are: president, Helen Hubbard for a second term. Vice President: Elaine Scanlan, Secretary: Carol Silvia, and Treasurer: Robert Denham. A trip to Foxwoods is also planned for Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Departs from the American Legion Hall, 83 Willett Ave at 8:30 a.m. and returns there at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $22 and reservations can be made by calling Ann at 437-0963.

Rumford Lions Scott Gorham Road Race

On Sunday April 28th the Rumford Lions hosted the 14th Annual Rumford Lions/Scott Gorham 5k Road Race& family Fun Walk. Over the years, as a result of this event, over $50,000 has benefited the Scott Gorham Scholarship Fund and other charitable works of the Rumford Lions. The weather cooperated resulting in another successful event. Although the participants pay an entry fee the race could not take place without the support of our sponsors and donors. They are: Gold Sponsors - Pawtucket Credit Union, Interpak, and CVS Pharmacy Silver Sponsors - Riverside Pediatrics and Friends of Rumford Lions Bronze Sponsors - Sani-Kan, Inc. and AAA of Southern New England Boosters - Dr Paul Miles-Matthias, Robert Nocera, Kathy & Peter Shank, Nancy & Bill Kelly The Lions also extend their thanks to the East Providence Police Department for providing traffic control. The overall winners received medals and cash prizes. They are: Women – 1st Lauren Leslie, 2nd Erin Johnston, 3rd Lisa McMahon Men –1st Steve Sears, 2nd Steve Brightman , 3rd Chris Fox Age group winners were awarded medals. The men age group winners are Andrew Mottur, Brian Child, Fabio Figueriredo, Steve Sears, Dave Schaad, Tom Neves. The winning women are Tess Lyons, Laura Deacon, Josie Dutil, Pat Lachance, Paula, DeBlois. At the conclusion of the 5k the children present were able to participate in foot races with all being awarded medals.

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The East Providence AARP Local Chapter #1302 will hold its Annual Installation Luncheon on Thursday, June 6 at 12:00 PM at St. Angelo’s Restaurant, 1235 Wampanoag Trail in Riverside. The menu includes Italian Chicken soup with Baked Fish, Chicken Parmesan or Pasta Carbonara followed by Apple pie a la mode and a beverage. A cash bar will also be available. To reserve your seats please call Barbara at 433-0283 by June 1st. Tickets are $20.00 and checks are payable to AARP Local #1302.


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Grange Church Services

The Rhode Island State Grange will be sponsoring two church services during the month of June. The State Grange Church Service will be on Sunday June 2, 2013 at 7 PM at Wakefield Baptist Church on 236 Main Street in Wakefield. The State Grange Officers are asked to wear their sashes as they will form a line of march into the church. The members of Granges in Washington County will serve as hosts and provide refreshments following the service. Grange members, family, and friends are welcome to attend. The New England Grange Church Service will be on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, New Hampshire. The State Grange will be carpooling from Rocky Hill Grange in East Greenwich at 11 AM and stop briefly at a fast food restaurant for a quick lunch on their own. The service will begin at 3 PM. Following the church service, there will be a roast beef dinner with strawberry shortcake for dessert provided by members of Granite Grange in Milford, New Hampshire. The price of this trip, which includes transportation and dinner is $25 per person. Those who do not wish to carpool along with the group are welcome for dinner at the cost of $10 per person. All are welcome to attend. State Grange Officers are requested to bring their sashes. For more information on this event, including Reservations, including payment are due to John A. Lawson Jr. by June 14th by calling at 401-434-1491.


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When: The 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 pm *** JUNE 5 *** Where: Bradley Children’s Hospital - Pine Room 1011 Veterans Memorial Pkwy East Prov., RI Fee: Free for Members. Non- Members-$5 suggested donation Contact: Roberta Schneider - 401-369-0045 - rhode-island@ CHADD of Rhode Island, an ADHD support network, offers educational and personal support to the ADHD community including teens, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, medical and psychological professionals and extended families. The next program on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 pm will feature a program on Career and Educational Options for people challenged with ADHD. No one wants to find themselves out of a job or being unproductive! Finding the right fit is critical to a successful higher education, vocational or career experience. The program is held in the Pine Room at Bradley Hospital, 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence It is Free to Members with a suggested donation of $5 from guests. For more information: Contact information: 369-0045 or Wed., June 5 “Career and Educational Options for People with ADHD” Wed., July 10 & August 7 Drop- In Summer ADHD Support Group For ADULTS Only:: Support Group for Adults with ADHD : Meets June 20 7 pm - Bradley Hospital Pine Room(This group is Unaffiliated with CHADD)

East Providence Historical Society

EPHS Summer “2nd Sunday” Open Houses: John Hunt House : Sundays , June 9Th – July 14Th – August 11Th- September 8Th Open From 1 - 3:30Pm

The East Providence Historical Society takes a break from regular meetings in the summer but we realize that many people like to take a summer Sunday afternoon to steep themselves in history and the natural beauty of Hunts Mills. This summer, EPHS highlights many of the stored Rumford artifacts from our vast collection and spotlights the new Sellew collection. And look for EPHS and the Rumford recipes featured in the magazine “Edible Rhody” which will be available in mid June. As always, treats made with Rumford Baking Powder will be served. If you have visited City Hall recently, you may have noticed the eye catching display about the City –owned Odd Fellows Hall. Thanks to the EP Historic District Commission and the Planning Department for an excellent presentation. This display will move to the Hunt House in time for our annual picnic and “2nd Sunday” open houses. In July, the Hunt House Master Gardener site will be featured on the Master Gardener Tour, July 12 -14th. Master gardeners from the URI program will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions all weekend.

EPHS Annual Picnic: Monday June 24Th – 6 To Dusk At Historic Hunts Mills – 65 Hunts Mills Road – Public Is Invited

The Annual Meeting picnic is a longstanding tradition for the EPHS although new members have yet to enjoy the Hunts Mills setting that evening. A full picnic is served at 6 pm with home made Rumford recipe strawberry shortcake to follow. If you have been

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June 2013 thinking of finding out what the EPHS is all about, this is an excellent informal way to get to know the group. Come and enjoy the charm of this local historic district and relax beside the Ten Mile. Please bring your own chairs. Dinner member fee is $3 /guest $6. If you would like to join us, please call 438-1750 for reservations. We hesitate to tempt Fate yet again, but the rain date is the same evening at the Newman Church Fellowship Hall, intersection of Pawtucket and Newman Avenues in Rumford. The EPHS is a volunteer organization in its 46th year which is dedicated to the preservation of local history. We maintain the 18th century John Hunt House Museum/ genealogy library at 65 Hunts Mills Road, participate in the URI Master Gardening program, and provide educational programs open to the public. Hunt House Museum is open to all on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1-3:30 pm and by appointment. For more information visit www. or call 438-1750

Rumford Lions Announce “Peace Poster“contest winners

Each year Lions Clubs International sponsors a worldwide contest in which students ages 11 through 13 draw a poster that interprets the peace theme for that given year. The theme for the 2012 – 2013 contest was “Imagine Peace”. The students are provided with a copy of the rules and have approximately 6 weeks to complete their poster. Upon completion a team of five judges consisting of the respective schools Art Teacher, Principal, and Resource Officer, a member of the Rumford Lions, and a local artist determine the winners. The posters are judged in Theme Interpretation, Artistic Merit, and Originality. The students whose posters are judged first, second and third receive a cash prize and a certificate. In addition the poster of the first place finisher in each of the schools goes on to the state competition. The winner of the state goes on to the international contest where the top prize is $5,000 and twenty three $500 awards are also given. The top prize is presented to the winner at the United Nations in New York City. This year’s winners from Riverside Middle School are: 1st Alexis Aquiar 2nd Kristy Sittinger 3rd Julia Roque


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People in the News Sarah Elizabeth Perry earns her Doctor of Pharmacy degree

Amanda Francisco graduates from Rhode Island College

The proud parents of Amanda Francisco, resident of East Providence would like to announce the graduation of their Daughter from Rhode Island College on May 18, 2013. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. Congratulations Amanda!

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Sarah Elizabeth Perry earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University during their Commencement exercises on May 11th, 2013. Dr. Perry was involved in many student organizations including Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She was also a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader and Student Tutor. A native of East Providence, R.I., Dr. Perry is the daughter of Mr. Jess Perry III and Mrs. Deborah Perry. She graduated from St. Mary Academy-Bay View in Riverside, R.I. in 2007 and plans to start as a Pharmacy Resident at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, R.I. this summer.

Washington Trust Hires East Providence Woman as VP & Branch Manager

Westerly, RI – Washington Trust has announced that Maureen Stolhammer of East Providence has been appointed Vice President and Branch Manager of the Reservoir Ave. branch in Cranston. She is responsible for managing the daily operations of the branch, growing the branch’s deposit base and loan portfolios and maintaining Washington Trust’s active role in the community. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Stolhammer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Stolhammer brings over 30 years of banking experience to Washington Trust. She previously served as a Branch Manager for Fleet Bank and the Regional Manager of Citizens Bank. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $3 billion corporation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select® Stock Market under the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.

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Local Piano Students Audition for National Piano Guild

Over sixty local piano students from the classes of Melissa Grossi and Gregory Moses have registered as candidates for membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians, sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians, of which their teachers are members. This group of young pianists perform in the National Piano-Playing Auditions on May 30-June 2, 2013, and will strive for Hobbyist, Pledge, Local, District, State, National, and International honors. The American College of Musicians will evaluate the students’ performances based upon their presentation of baroque, classic, romantic, and modern works. Each student will perform in the presence of a professional adjudicator chosen by the National organization who will examine their repertoire. Throughout the US and abroad, over 100,000 enthusiastic piano pupils will participate in the annual National Piano-Playing Auditions which are held in over 880 music centers. Each entrant will be given a certificate, a gold, silver, or bronze embossed pin, a report card, and a year’s membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. Established in 1929 by Dr. Irl Allison, the first Auditions were held at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. The National Headquarters is maintained in Austin, Texas. The names of the local entrants from our area are: Zachary Adams- East Providence, RI; Jonah Costa- - East Providence, RI; Saylor Costa- East Providence, RI; Clara CruzRumford, RI; Isabel Cruz- Rumford, RI; Sloane Larsen- Rumford, RI; Neil Lilley- East Providence, RI; Vanessa Mansi- East Providence, RI; Bree Riel- Riverside, RI; Anne Rogers- Rumford, RI; Katelyn Silvia- East Providence, RI

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The Senior Tennis Hall of Fame induction and Pizza Party was held Monday April 29th at Centre Court in East Providence. Charlie no drop back Somers on left, Al sure hand Colella on right, and Henry Godin not in picture were given pins, Boston Strong shirts and certificates. Norman Phaneuf got the most improved while Chris Bickford got the Foot Fault Award. The Service Award went to Joe Bakanaukas. Adin Demary acted as MC and has played a special role in the club, acting as spokesman, greeter, and club supporter. The club’s motto is “Tennis just for the fun of it”

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The ChoruS of East Providence Elects New Officers

Christopher Dionisopoulos, a resident of East Providence, RI and a member of the class of 2013 at Providence College, was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national honor society for Economics. Dionisopoulos is pursuing a degree in Economics. Courtney Miller, a resident of Rumford, RI and a member of the class of 2013 at Providence College, was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honor society for Mathematics. Miller is pursuing a degree in Biology. Belinda Soares, a resident of East Providence, RI and a member of the class of 2013 at Providence College, was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the national honor society for Foreign Language Studies. Soares is pursuing a degree in Spanish/Psychology.

Alexus Lee from Riverside, RI Earns Place on Dean’s List at Berklee College of Music

Pictured left to right: Sandra Medeiros - Vice President; Judith Antonio -Secretary; Maureen Conroy- President ; Phil Abbatomarco- Treasurer The ChoruS of East Providence is a diverse, intergenerational, non-auditioned group of people who love to sing. Our mission is to educate our members and the public about music and choral singing while fostering an appreciation of music by all, enhancing the cultural life of the community. The Chorus of East Providence was incorporated as a Rhode Island non-profit organization in September 2007 and is now designated as a 501(c)(3) status organization. The Chorus is led by its Board of Directors and operates in accordance with its Bylaws. The ChoruS of East Providence has elected a new slate of officers for the 2013-2014 musical season. Summer performances include the opening celebration of Saint Martha’s Heritage Days Friday night June 21 at 7:00 pm and the singing of the National Anthem Friday June 28th at 7:05 pm  at Paw Sox’s game in Pawtucket .

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Haley Cook Graduates from Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL - Haley Cook, of East Providence, RI, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College. Cook was one of approximately 386 Flagler seniors at the spring commencement ceremony held April 20 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla.

Local Residents Initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Baton Rouge, LA - The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ian Calise of Riverside initiated at University of Rhode Island Kathleen Harrington of Riverside initiated at University of Rhode Island

Local Residents Inducted into Honor Societies at Providence College

Providence, RI - The following local residents were recently inducted into the Providence College chapters of national honor societies:

Boston, MA - Berklee College of Music announces that Alexus Lee of Riverside has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2012 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

Cynthia Viveiros, from East Providence, RI Graduates from UMass Dartmouth on May 12

North Dartmouth, MA - Cynthia Viveiros from East Providence graduated with a BA in Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement on May 12. An estimated 1446 graduates received degrees. Sheri McCoy ‘80, CEO of Avon Products, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Business.

2013 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Commencement held on May 11

North Dartmouth, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate commencement was on May 11. The Hon. Phillip Rapoza, Chief Justice of Massachusetts Court of Appeals, delivered the graduate address and receive an honorary Doctor of Law. An estimated 462 graduates received degrees. The following is a list of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduates from your readership area. East Providence: Bonnie Almeida East Providence: Edson Luguesi Rumford: Adam Branch

Michael Perry of Riverside Graduates from Champlain College

Burlington, VT - Michael Perry of Riverside, RI recently graduated from Champlain College. Perry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Writing with a possible specialization and/ or minor.

Local Students Graduate from Bryant University

Smithfield, RI - Bryant University held its Graduate School Commencement on Thursday, May 16. Among the graduates are the following local residents: Jessica Bradbury , of Rumford, who earned a Master of Business Administration Matthew Castino , of Riverside, who earned a Master of Business Administration Honors Amir Danabayev , of East Providence, who earned a Master of Business Administration Michael DiPasquale , of Rumford, who earned a Master of Business Administration

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Local students graduate from Bryant University

Smithfield, RI - Bryant University held its 150th Commencement on Saturday, May 18. Among the graduates are the following local residents: Paul James Bechard III, of East Providence, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Jeffrey M. Furtado, of East Providence, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Andrew George, of East Providence, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Peter George Morelle, of Riverside, Bachelor of Arts, History

Riverside Student Receives Elizabeth Marion Murray, S.C. Award for Writing

Riverdale, NY - The College of Mount Saint Vincent is proud to announce Ariel Nicole Pimentel has received this year’s Elizabeth Marion Murray, S.C. Award, recognizing writing excellence by an outstanding writing minor. This award honors a beloved faculty member and former chair of the English department who served the College for more than 50 years. During her time at the College, Ms. Pimentel was the editor of the school’s literary magazine, The Underground. Her writing is praised by the English faculty as “richly imaginative, experimental, and humane”. After graduation, Ms. Pimentel will pursue graduate studies in publishing at Oxford Brookes University, in England. Ms. Pimentel received the award during the 101st Baccalaureate Awards and Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 17th 2013 before an audience of students, faculty, administrators, trustees, parents and honored guests.

Laura Rose Messier of Riverside Graduates from Saint Michael’s College

Colchester, VT - Laura Rose Messier , daughter of Susan Jordan-Messier and Henry Messier of Riverside graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the college’s 106th commencement exercises held on the college campus May 12th.


Local Residents Awarded Degrees During Salve Regina University’s 63rd Commencement On Sunday, May 15

Father-son master stone carvers, John and Nick Benson, give commencement address Newport, RI - The following hometown residents were awarded degrees during Salve Regina University’s 63rd commencement on Sunday, May 19: Shannon Carol Del Ross of East Providence, R.I. was awarded a bachelor of arts & science degree cum laude in Secondary Education & English. Daniel Joseph McKay Amaral of Riverside, R.I. was awarded a bachelor of science degree magna cum laude in Marketing. Amaral is recipient of the Anthony Vatalaro Memorial Award in Marketing, and the Applied Technologies Club award. He is is a member of Alpha Mu Alpha international honor society of the American Marketing Association, and is a member of Sigma Beta Delta national honor society for business students exhibiting good moral character. Susan J. Desmond of Riverside, R.I. was awarded a bachelor of science degree magna cum laude in Nursing RN-BS. Desmond is recipient of the Sister Madeline San Souci Nursing Award. Elizabeth Anne Donahue of Rumford, R.I. was awarded a bachelor of science degree in Special Education. Miranda Rose Sweetloice of East Providence, R.I. was awarded a bachelor of science degree cum laude in Biology. Teresa Testa of Riverside, R.I. was awarded a master of science degree in Management. Master stone carvers Nicholas W. Benson and his father John E. Benson, proprietors of Newport’s centuries-old John Stevens Shop – the artists behind such works as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the John F. Kennedy Memorial – were presented with honorary degrees and offered remarks to the Salve Regina University community. Sister Jane conferred 439 baccalaureate degrees, 191 master’s degrees, 19 certificates of advanced graduate studies and six doctorates.

Alyssa Shanley of Riverside, RI Earns Graduate Degree from Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT - Alyssa Shanley of Riverside, RI, received a Master of Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University during a commencement ceremony held May 12 at the TD Bank Sports Center. Denise D’Ascenzo, WFSB-TV, Channel 3 anchor and award-winning broadcast journalist, addressed the 747 graduated and received an honorary degree.

Nichols College Graduates Receive Degrees

Dudley, MA - Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts held its annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11th. Four hundred and twelve undergraduate and graduate students received degrees, including the following from the local area. Randall D’Amico from Rumford was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in General Business cum laude. (02916) Joshua Roza from Rumford was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management. (02916) Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. We develop communication and critical thinking abilities, ethical and cultural perspectives, and teamwork skills that are required of leaders in a global economy.

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East Providence Resident Brittany Bonanno Inducted Into Sociology Honor Society At Stonehill College

Riverside native Taylor Moniz named to the Marquette University Dean’s List for spring 2013

“The Treasury Young Leader Award honors students who not only excel at their studies but also make significant contributions in their communities,” Raimondo said. “Meeting these talented students and their families makes me proud and optimistic for the future of our state.” Ximedica, a leading medical product development & healthcare company worldwide, was selected as the host site for this award ceremony due to the company’s commitment to innovation and support of youth. As part of the ceremony held in Providence, Chairman, Chief Venture Officer & Co-Founder of Ximedica Steve Lane spoke about the importance of innovation and advancing technology. “Innovation cannot be achieved without creativity, responsibility, and a global approach. It is up to successful students carry these values out in the future,” said Lane. “We are honored that Treasurer Raimondo selected Ximedica to host this ceremony celebrating these young leaders.” Daniella Costa, a junior at East Providence High School, is the Vice President for the State DECA Chapter and has attended numerous entrepreneurial and leadership conferences, both locally and nationally. Daniel Castillo, a junior at East Providence Career Technical Center (EPCTC), is a member of the pre-engineering program at the EPCTC and a part of the Civil Air Patrol.

Angela Rainey Graduates from Curry College

Local Middle Level Students Receive Prestigious Awards

Easton, MA - East Providence resident Brittany Bonanno, a member of the Stonehill College Class of 2014, was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society.

Rumford Resident Devhan Hurley Inducted Into International Business Honor Society

Easton, MA - Rumford resident Devhan Hurley, a member of the Stonehill College Class of 2014, was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Courtney Robinson of Riverside Earns Degree from the University of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Courtney M. Robinson of Riverside, RI received a BA degree in Communication Science within the College of Arts & Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2013 at the University of Vermont.

Milwaukee, WI - Taylor Moniz of Moniz, Riverside has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Moniz is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Milton, MA - Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr., is pleased to announce that Angela Rainey of East Providence, RI received a degree on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the College’s Commencement ceremony in Milton, Massachusetts. Angela Rainey attained membership to the Curry College Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 term.

East Providence Resident Joseph Botelho Named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Spring 2013 Dean’s List

Worcester, MA - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Joseph Botelho of East Providence, R.I., a junior majoring in management, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2013 semester.

Patricia Hurley and Andrew Rogers, students at Edward R. Martin Middle School in East Providence, RI, were recently honored Middle Level Scholar Leaders at a Banquet on May 14, 2013 at the West Valley Inn, West Warwick, RI. The students were presented with an award. The criteria included demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing service to classmates and school, exemplifying positive attitudes and demonstrating leadership in the classroom and school activities. Over 250 students, educators, and parents attended this Banquet to celebrate the achievements of the middle level students who are representative of the many fine young adolescents in all middle level schools in the State of Rhode Island. Forty-six students from 27 schools were honored at the Fourteenth Annual Middle Level Scholar Leader Awards Banquet. The event was organized by the Rhode Island Middle Level Educators (RIMLE) and the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) with a supporting sponsorship from Lifetouch National School Studios.

Raimondo Honors East Providence Students

Providence, R.I. – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo recently presented the Treasury Young Leader Award to 37 students, two of which were from East Providence. This award recognizes high school juniors who have demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship and outstanding achievement in math, economics, and business-related classes.

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Deb Scarpelli RIMLE President; Andrew Rogers, student; Patricia Hurley, student; Deborah Gist, Commissioner of Education for the state of Rhode Island; Brenda Needham, Executive Director. Not pictured is Bill Fasano, RIMLE Executive director who as also in Attendance.

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Townie Pride Impresses City’s Newcomers

By Gina Wesley-Silva program, and then came here to East Providence 1 month ago,” Longtime residents she concluded. of East Providence may Not surprisingly, Mercer also has a very favorable opinion of take for granted the the EP school committee. “It is such a great school committee! phenomena known as They are committed to the students and they have been 100% “townie pride”. We grew supportive ever since the first day I walked in the door,” she said. up with it, or were born Still, even with such high praise and positive first impressions, into it, or had families Mercer and Motta agree there is room for improvement. “We intend who actually lived with to improve in math, science, and technology. Those are the three it for generations. So, areas where improvement is needed across the state, as well as it is understandable if here in East Providence,” said Mercer. we sometimes underesMotta expressed other goals, “I would love to see this district timate the sheer magic become a model school district! That is my goal. Another goal of it. We may even think is to bring resources to the high school to improve that building. that it is not a unique Science is a priority, so they need good science labs. We need to phenomenon, or that it give the students and teachers the resources they need,” she said. probably exists everyMercer and Motta also talked about current teaching strategies. where, in every commu“Our instructional strategies have changed in the last fifteen years, nity. But, two newcomers to address the new technologies,” Mercer explained. “We have to the city, who now hold gone away from only using written text books. Now we use technolvery important positions ogy too, for research, and to project images on the walls,” she said. within the EP School Motta says this type of learning is called ‘blended learning’. “… Department, tell us othKim Mercer. That is where it is teacher, instruction, and technology all working erwise. together in the classroom,” she explained. EP School Superintendent Kim Mercer says, “It is one thing to Both women say they are looking forward to the summer and hear about ‘townie pride’, and it’s another thing to witness it! You to accomplishing specific tasks. “We will be doing lots of profesfeel it from the moment you enter this town. I am just so impressed sional development, such as attending leadership academies and by the educational staff, the administrators, the teachers, the strategy sessions to better meet the needs of our English language parents, and the students! Everyone is really committed to doing learners. Also, we will be part of data teams so that we can better what is right for the students. It exists in every school,” she said. analyze data in the schools to make data driven decisions. Those Mercer added that the commitment to excellence by the comare the 3 big PD areas,” said Motta. munity and its school department is even more remarkable when Mercer added, “All the city’s schools will have some type of conone considers the limited resources available in recent years. “Havstruction going on. The high school is the main priority. We will also ing had that lack of support and still maintaining these standards do curriculum writing particularly for English language and math. of excellence is really impressive!” As for how they like their new office, that was overwhelmingly Director of Education Julie Motta agrees and says, “The entire positive too. “We love our new office here in city hall, and all the educational and administrative staff has displayed exceptional personnel here have been really wonderful. It is truly a pleasure resilience particularly in light of all the trials and tribulations they to come to work each day,” said Mercer. have been through. I have been particularly impressed with the Motta then said there is one goal she wants to accomplish becommunity spirit in the schools!” fore the end of the current school year. She asks for cooperation Motta shared one reason why community involvement is such from every school in the district. “We want to collect a t-shirt from a blessing. “Coming from Pawtucket where there is such high every school with their mascot and their name on it. We plan to hang poverty, it was very difficult to get parent involvement, so it is really the t-shirts near the entrance to the office, because we want visitors refreshing to have that support here,” she said. to know we are not just an office, we are a community of schools!” Though Motta and Mercer have only worked for the East Providence school department for one and two months respectively, their otherwise lengthy careers in education make their assessments of the city’s educational climate even more impressive. Mercer spent 27 years in the Pawtucket school system before coming to RI Lic #17985 Insured EP. Her most recent position, which she held for 11 years, was Deputy Superintendent for the City of Pawtucket. Additionally, Mercer says, “I have been a special educator my entire teaching career. I taught mostly at the elementary level. I also taught for 8 or 9 years at Rhode Island College, as an adjunct professor in the special education department.” Motta’s teaching career began 23 years ago, but her desire to become an educator began long before that. “I was inspired to become a teacher by my own 7th grade teacher, who was fantastic! I taught CCD when I was in high school, and then actually started teaching in the Catholic school I had attended, so my principal was my first boss,” she laughed. Motta further explained, “I stayed in that position for 5 years and then began teaching ESL in Providence for 13 years. Then, in 2007 I went to Pawtucket, where I was the Director of the ESL

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Elaine Mathers, the Service Unit Manager of East Providence Girl Scouts, received the Appreciation Pin award during Girl Scouts of Rhode Island’s annual meeting held at the Venus DeMilo Restaurant in Swansea, Ma. on May 2nd. The appreciation pin is a Girl Scouts of America recognition which is given for outstanding performance, above and beyond the expectations for the position held and is delivered to at least one geographic division or service unit and contributes to Girl Scouts of Rhode Island goals and objectives. Elaine has been a member of Girl Scouts for 39 years and has dedicated her adult life to making a difference in the lives of young women through Girl Scouts. She has been the Service Unit Manager for East Providence for the past 18 years. As such, she is the key volunteer representative for Girl Scout operations in East Providence. She provides ongoing leader support through communications and leader meetings, provides guidance to retain and extend membership, helps establish effective communication with the membership and general public, and represents Girl Scouts of Rhode Island in community contacts and collaboration. In 1999 when Girl Scouts of Rhode Island decided to divest themselves of Scout Houses, Elaine was the founding force in forming the non-profit organization called The East Providence Scout House Association. She wanted to ensure that East Providence Girl Scouts would always have a home. The East Providence Scout House Association maintains and operates the scout house located in Riverside. Since then, she has managed the daily operations of the building and organizes events to raise funds to pay for the expenses of the building. East Providence Girl Scouts are proud to say that we were the only community in Rhode Island to keep its scout house! East Providence Girl Scouts would like to thank Elaine for the support, dedication and leadership which she has provided to them for so many years!

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The Reporter June 2013

SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS Sports Update By Bob Rodericks

EPHS Boys Outdoor Track & Field Impressive

The EPHS Boys Outdoor Track & Field team continued their successful season by once again placing high and scoring nearly 100 team points in a major statewide competition. This time it was the Townie freshman excelling at the Rhode Island Freshman State Championship Meet. The Townies led most of the meet but fell a little short placing third and winning the unofficial public school title by finishing behind their private school rivals Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle Academy. “Our young Townies showed the future of East Providence Track & Field is in fact bright by earning a number of individual champions and high places at the meet,” said coach Bob Lyons. Among the young Townies registering impressive performances were; Alex Duarte 1st place 400 Meter, CJ Hazzard 1st place 110 Meter High Hurdles, 2nd place 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, Paulo Pereira 2nd place 110 Meter High Hurdles, 6th place 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, 4th place Long Jump, 5th place Long Jump, Jayden Chase 5th place 100 Meter, 5th place Shot Put, Alex Gorman 3rd place 800 Meter, 5th place 1500 Meter, Chris Santos 4th place 800 Meter, Dan Delucca 6th place 800 Meter, the 4x400 Meter Relay team consisting of Chris Santos, CJ Hazzard, Alex Gorman and Alex Duarte 1st place, the 4x800 Meter Relay team consisting of Chris Santos, Brett Tierney, Dan Delucca and Alex Gorman 2nd place and the 4x100 Meter Relay team consisting of Alex Duarte, CJ Hazzard, Justin Johnson and Jayden Chase 2nd place. The team competed in their final tune-up for the Rhode Island

State Championship and finished second overall at the Hendricken Invitational. The meet held on Sunday May 26, 2013 at Bishop Hendricken was the final state meet qualifier of the year. “As has been the case during every state meet qualifier this season, the Townies once again registered a top two team finish. The Townies did not have their usual sterling effort but despite some bumpy individual performances that were less than expected, the Townies enter next week with a ton of momentum and remain in position next week to leave Brown Stadium as Rhode Island State Champions,” said a hopeful coach Lyons. Among the Townies winning individual championships and placing at the Hendricken Invitational were; Chris Moura 1st place Long Jump, Trystan Casey with a personal best jump of 42’-3” 1st place Triple Jump, Ryan Williams 1st place 200 Meter, Josh Rambert 4th place 110 Meter High Hurdles, Matt Horton 4th place 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, the 4x100 Meter Relay team consisting of Chris Moura, Josh Rambert, Trystan Casey and Ryan Williams who place 3rd on an off day. Although he finished just out of the placings Leon Edmonds threw a personal best in the Shot Put. The team will attempt to win their first Rhode Island State Outdoor Track & Field Championship since 1996.

Townie Volleyball On The Move

The boys volleyball took sole possession of 1st place in Division 1 North with a 3-0 win over perennial powerhouse Hendricken in late May at home. Jacob Bedford & Jacob Perkins led the offense with 8 kills each, followed by John Vaughn III (7 kills), Brandon Pietrusczka (6 kills), and Lucas Flavin (4 Kills). The Townies also

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EPHS Baseball Stays On Top of Division II

Baseball continues to roll along with a 16-1 record. Recent lopsided wins have concluded the Townies regular season as they get ready for playoff action. EP has scored 160 runs to date with the combined opposition scoring only 42. Several Townies are among the state’s leaders. Nick Karalekas leads all hitters with a 660 batting average. He is also playing superb defensive shortstop. Alex Hurley, Collin Costa and Michael Allienello round out the league hitting leaders. Keith Grant is the state’s leading pitcher with a 6-0 record and a 0.92 ERA. Christian ‘CJ’ Woods is the division’s third leading pitcher with a 6-1 record. Kyle Marquis is also among the state leaders with a 2-0 record and a low 0.82 ERA.

Bay View Softball

Bay View has improved to an 8-8 record with wins in May over Warwick Vets, Tollgate, Woonsocket and East Providence. They also defeated Chariho and Mt. St. Charles. The Bengals are in 6th place.

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County Soccer winning 3-0. The finals were held on Sunday and the team played Blackwatch winning 4-0. The team has traveled to West Virginia and Pennsylvania for Regionals, but the next 2 years, Regionals will be held at URI in Kingston, RI beginning with Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, June 27th. Preliminary Games will be held June 28 through June 30 with semi-finals and finals held on July 1 through July 2. History was also made for the State of RI, as Bayside became the first ever soccer team in Rhode Island to win the US Youth Soccer Northeast Subregional League and advancing next spring to the Region 1 Premier League. During the season, the team played teams in New York, CT, and Massachusetts. They won their group in regular season play scoring 19 goals and only allowing 1. On Saturday, May 11th, the team played the winner of the other group, Smithtown Thunder from New York at Deerfield Park. The game, which was being played in the rain, was tied at 80 minutes of regular play. The game remained tied after 20 minutes of overtime play sending them to penalty shootout to which the team won! Alexander DoRego#19 from Riverside who is a Sophomore at East Providence High School has been on this team for 7 years.

The Townies are in a 4 way tie for 5th place. EP has wins over North Kingstown, Tollgate, Portsmouth and Warwick Vets during May action. They suffered tough losses against LaSalle, Coventry, BayView and Cumberland.

Bay View Lacrosse

Bay View is in fourth place with a 7-6 record. The Bengals enjoyed wins over Moses Brown, Cumberland and Cranston West.

Bay View Cross Country

The Bengals runners are in a solid third place with a 7-2 record.

Townies Girls Cross Country

The Lady Townies are in fifth place with a 5-4 record.

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Bay View Outdoor Track

Bay View Outdoor Track is in fifth place with a 5-4 record.

Townies Girls Outdoor Track

The Townies are in fourth place with a strong 6-3 record.

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The EPHS Girls Basketball team will hold their annual car wash on Saturday, June 22nd, from 10 -2 at the Mobil on the Run on Wampanoag Trail. The team invites you to please come out and support the Lady Townies!

Bayside FC Bolts U15 Boys Win a Hat Trick of Championships

Memorial Day weekend, The Bayside FC Bolts U15 Boy’s team attended the largest tournament held in Massachusetts, the 37th Needham Memorial Day Tournament -- Invitational & GPS College Showcase. The team, over the long weekend, played the Westchester Flames from Eastern New York, the Blazers from Massachusetts, and the Londenderry Bolts from New Hampshire in regular play. The semi-finals had them facing the New England Revolution Academy who they had scrimmaged in previous weeks and lost 2-1. The game was tied at the end of regular play 1-1 which sent the game immediately into penalty kicks. Bayside went on to give the New England Revolution Academy their biggest upset beating them in penalty kicks and sending the Academy back to Foxboro. The final game was against Nova Scotia who drove 11 hours to play in this tournament. Bayside went on to win 2-1 giving Bayside the Championship. The weekend of May 18 & 19th, Bayside won their 4th consecutive RI State Cup Soccer Championship held at Deerfield Park in Smithfield, RI. On Saturday in the semi-finals, the team played South

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SCHOOL NEWS Phone-A-Thon Nets More Than $84,000 In Scholarships

East Providence – Calls to local residents in March for the nineteenth annual Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thon were successful in raising funds for Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of East Providence. The first $40,000 received was matched by the Carter Family Charitable Trust. The total amount of $84,134 received to date will be awarded as scholarships in June to East Providence students. New scholarships and book awards were established through the phone-a-thon, including the Gardiner and Arlene Northup Scholarship and the David and Lynn Angell Memorial, Joseph Baglini Memorial, John Carnevale, Hon. Joy Hearn, M. Jeanne Mason and Dr. Isadore Ramos Book Awards. Nearly 75 volunteers participated in the annual fundraising event. They included students from East Providence High School and college students who were past scholarship recipients and their families. East Providence High School alumni made calls to fellow classmates. Representatives of community groups and board members of CSF of East Providence joined in contacting thousands of East Providence residents. Phone-a-thon Chairman Louise Paiva thanked local residents for their generosity. The local volunteer scholarship organization has conducted a phone-a-thon each spring since 1995. The amount of scholarships that has been awarded from phone-a-thon contributions totals more than half a million dollars. “We are grateful to East Providence residents for their continuing support of higher education for East Providence students,” she said. “We appreciate the continuing support of Nordson EFD, an East Providence company,” she added. The phone-a-thon is held at their Catamore Boulevard facility and the company provides phone access, postage and refreshments for volunteers. Contributions are still being accepted, although the deadline has passed for matching funds. Local residents who have not yet sent in their pledge or who did not receive a phone call can send their check payable to CSF of East Providence to P.O. Box 154438, East Providence, RI 02915. All contributions to CSF of East Providence are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

East Providence High School seniors Patti Laliberte, left, and Jenna Stringfellow helped at the phone-a-thon. “I really enjoy helping out and giving back to the community,” noted Jenna.

Volunteers included Lisa Fitzpatrick and daughter Megan, a freshman at Roger Williams University. Megan’s brother Craig, a junior at Roger Williams, is also a recipient. “This is a wonderful group that provides invaluable scholarships to students,” states Lisa.

United Way Supports East Providence Student Learning

East Providence RI; Collaborative Summer Learning Program This summer East Providence will be the site of one of 16 programs across the state of Rhode Island addressing summer learning. Children can lose up to three months worth of learning during the summer month and may never catch up with their peers unless they have access to enriching activities, field trips and engaging projects during the summer school vacation. The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative is changing that in Rhode Island. Working through the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance (RIASPA) which is an education initiative of United Way of Rhode Island, the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative is in it’s second year having funded pilots at 11 sites last summer. East Providence will be one of five newly funded site this year. The program is 6 weeks long for 7 hours per day and located at the Pierce Field Complex and the Hennessey Elementary School. Start date is July 8th. Enrollment is open to all East Providence youth from age 6 through 15 and registration is through the Recreation Department. The program, featuring handson experiential learning throughout a traditional camp day, was created through a collaborative effort between the East Providence School department, the East Providence Recreation Department and the Newman YMCA. Other community organizations such as East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), Books are Wings, the Public Library and the Boys and Girls Club will provide support. The daily activities are designed with fun in mind while being tied to core curriculum standards. Certified teachers design and lead these activities along side camp counselors and teaching assistants. Special field trips and guest visitors are planned weekly. Each day a nutritious free lunch will be served. This year swim lessons will be included. For more information or to register today contact the East Providence Recreation Department 401- 433 -6360. Information may also be available at your school office and on the YMCA website:

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RMS Students Take 1st In Stock Market Game

Students at Riverside Middle School played the Stock Market Game this past quarter. There were 110 teams at the middle school level, and the team of Candace Leonard, Nicole Morales, Benjamin Seamans, and Elliott Charron came in first place! It was very exciting to watch the team make financial decisions that propelled them to the top. On May 30th they are going to Salve Regina University to receive a prize and give a speech about this learning opportunity. To put their accomplishment into even greater perspective, they came in 5th place among all 396 teams in the region that included university, high, middle, and elementary schools. RMS also had two teams that placed 5th and 11th in the middle school division. Those team members were Kate Atwell, Austin Sutton, Breanna Poette, Charles Gomes, and Matt Cardoza, Caitlyn Tiodor, Greg Fasano, and Andrea Krumm respectively. The school is very proud of all of the students who participated in this stock market game experience.

Fifty-Nine Bay View Academy Students Excel On National Spanish Exam

East Providence, RI – Bay View Academy students recently learned of their success on the National Spanish Examination, earning a total of 59 medals and honorable mention citations. The students totaled four gold medals, nine silver, 14 bronze and 32 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.” Students from Bay View Academy have a history of high achievement on these exams. They are taught by Spanish teachers Elisabete Teixeira (Warren, RI) in the Middle School and Maria Abregú (East Greenwich, RI), Virginia Davis (Bristol, RI), Pamela Farmer (Bristol, RI) and Vera Keller (East Providence, RI) in the Upper School. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through twelve, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. National Spanish Examination Medals were awarded to the following Bay View students from our area: Name Medal Grade City/Town State Cyanne Mitchell Silver 8 East Providence RI Vanessa Botelho Silver 8 East Providence RI Delia Sosa Silver 10 East Providence RI Ophelia Fernandes Bronze 9 East Providence RI Cassandra Harvey Honorable Mention 8 East Providence RI Diana Bianco-Riley Honorable Mention 8 East Providence RI Xinyi Wu Honorable Mention 11 East Providence RI Jamie Krause Honorable Mention 12 East Providence RI Jesse Langello Honorable Mention 8 East Providence RI St. Mary Academy-Bay View is an independent Catholic School for girls open to all faiths, Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, located in East Providence, Rhode Island. In existence since 1874, Bay View endeavors to provide a quality education preparing girls and young women for the challenges of the global community. St. Mary Academy–Bay View is a college preparatory school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.





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Bay View Academy Students Recognized For Excellence In Italian Studies

Bay View Academy’s 30th Celebration Of Manhattan At The Bay Raises Over $100,000

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East Providence Public Libraries East Providence Library Locations Weaver Memorial Library 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 401-434-2453 Monday - Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5 Riverside Branch Library 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI 401-433-4877 Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5

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(Programs are for grades 6 and up unless otherwise noted.) TEEN TUESDAYS @ Riverside Laptops, music, games. After school on Tuesdays. TEEN THURSDAYS @ Weaver Laptops, Wii, games. After school on Thursdays. READ DOWN YOUR FINES @ Weaver and Riverside Youth 16 and under can reduce their overdue fines by reading in the library. Tell a librarian when you start reading. 30 minutes of reading = $1 waived.

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Does it seem impossible to save money? What if we could provide a financial coach to help you create a budget?  What if we could do this for free? Weaver Library invites you to a presentation dedicated to helping you take charge of your money. Attend a talk on the topics of budgeting, credit, and debt or sign up for a free one-on-one session with a volunteer professional member of the Financial Coaching Corps. No one will ever try to sell you anything; the Corps is here to help Rhode Islanders at all income levels. The Financial Coaching Corps, an arm of the nonprofit, local Capital Good Fund, will be available for each registered audience member to review their finances and to evaluate how to create a budget. In fact, RI General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, a big believer in financial education, will be present to welcome the audience. Call Librarian Joyce May at 434-2453 to register.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 6:30pm

Weaver Library and the Artists Loop invite you to a film screening of Art 21: Season 5: Photographer Cindy Sherman. Local artist Keith Fox will introduce the film and lead the audience in a discussion afterward. The Artists Loop is a monthly program for artists and art enthusiasts. Participants get together to share work and to talk about art. All are welcome.

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Learn the basics of night photography - camera settings, composing and focusing in the dark, and exposure with photographer Ernest Price. Price, a hybrid photographer, has been shooting professionally since 1985 and digitally since 2006. He will share his passion for the subject with inspiring slides of contemporary night photography. Library programs are free and open to all.  No registration is needed unless otherwise stated.  Questions?  Contact Joyce at or 401- 434-2453.

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How You Can Help Tapin Ready For Summer!

Tapin, assisting East Bay area clients for nearly 30 years, is hoping to be ready for the warmer weather and vacation time for local families. The agency provides children’s clothing, household items such as bedding, towels, dishes, glassware, small appliances and furniture when it is able to do so to an increasingly needy public. Of course, fans and air conditioners are also frequently requested throughout the warm months.  Donors are asked to please check that items are clean and in good working order with all necessary parts. The emergency Food Closet may be accessed every 30 days, which doesn’t go very far when children are home for all meals during the summer. In addition to regular items, snacks and drinks are most often requested. Tapin is trying to provide more fresh food items this season as well, and would like to suggest to donors who have gardens that they might “plant one for Tapin” adding one extra vegetable plant just for donation. There have been a number of private gardeners over the past few years who have generously done this, and clients have been most appreciative. Donations may be dropped off during regular office hours of 9 to noon, Mon thru Fri at the agency located in the lower level of the Library building on County Road in Barrington. Please call 247-1444 during those hours for any further information, or check the website:

Going Above and Beyond Every Day!

When families come to Children’s Friend to become a foster family, they are willing to provide a safe, temporary, and nurturing home for children. They also become part of a team which helps to get the child returned home or placed with a loved one. When that’s not possible, many foster families adopt. When most professionals go home at the end of the day, foster parents are continuing to serve Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children. Our foster parents go above and beyond every day. What can you do to help… Learn and share the truth about foster care. Children’s Friend offers information sessions for groups and/or individuals. Advocate for those affected and involved in child welfare. Do something special for someone you know who is a foster parent. Let them know that you appreciate them for making a difference in the lives of the children and families they’re helping. Tell a friend or loved one about foster care. You probably know someone who lights up when they’re around children, enjoys parenting, and has a big heart. Have them call Children’s Friend and we’ll answer their questions. Become a Foster Parent! Our foster parents come from all walks of life, from all types of professions, are single or married traditional or non-traditional families. But, they one thing in common: they are committed to making a difference in one child’s life. If you would like more information about foster care, contact Joyce LaFrance Tormey at 401-276-4318 or at Children’s Friend.

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East Bay Community Action Vita Tax Program Seeks Motivated Volunteers

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a national program in its 40th year. As a Newport County (and other locations) VITA Volunteer you’ll provide free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income families who need assistance. More than 50,000 people said YES! to volunteering during the 2013 filing season, preparing1.8 million returns nationwide. Locally, the East Bay Community Action Program prepared over 1000 returns during the last filing season, putting over two million dollars back into the pockets of taxpayers while promoting the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit. How does this program work? If you say YES!, you’ll be assigned to work with the East Bay Community Action’s VITA Tax Team. Every volunteer receives TRAINING AND SUPPORT to begin volunteering at a VITA site located nearby. Training is offered both online and in the classroom. VITA Sites are located in community locations where the need is greatest, not in IRS offices. EBCAP Tax sites are open weekdays, one weeknight and weekends, and hours are flexible. Please call the offices of East Bay RSVP at 401-435-7876 for more information Become a VITA volunteer! It’s a rewarding way to give back to your community. Website: FB: East Bay Vita Tax Assistance Program

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From the State House Amore ‘Thrilled’ About Historic Passage of Same-Sex Marriage

State House – While unable to take part in the final vote for the technical change in the same-sex marriage bills yesterday, Rep. Gregg Amore said he was thrilled to go down in history as one of the thousands of dedicated same-sex marriage advocates who made final passage a reality. Representative Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence), cosponsor of the same-sex marriage legislation in the House, said he wished he could have voted on Thursday but was proud to have voted for marriage equality in the first House vote in January. The representative was not present at the final vote due to a previously scheduled commitment in Denver, where he is representing Rhode Island as an early learning fellow at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Early Learning Childhood Conference. Aside from being a history teacher at East Providence High School, Representative Amore is also a strong advocate for improving early learning opportunities and has completed related work for his master’s degree. Additionally, he serves as a member of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare, where several early learning bills will be heard before the end of the legislative session. “I have spoken on behalf of marriage equality on many occasions, and to see this finally pass while I am in office is such a wonderful privilege,” Representative Amore said. “As a history teacher, it is definitely an exciting feeling to actually be a part of history here in Rhode Island. Had the vote been close, I would have flown home early to cast my vote. Unfortunately, this conference was scheduled a long time before my colleagues and I knew when these bills would come back to the House for final passage. But I took comfort in knowing that a majority of my colleagues felt the same way I do about extending the rights of marriage to same-sex couples, so I chose to fulfill my duties as an early learning fellow during the vote on the technical change. I wish I could have been present for that historic moment when Governor Chafee signed the legislation among the hundreds of people who put their stories out in the open in order for this to become a reality. It has been clear to many of us that this day would come, and, like many others, I was elated to wake up this morning knowing it would truly be a better day in Rhode Island.”

Hearn Earns Spot on New England Board of Higher Education

State House – Rep. Joy Hearn (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) has been appointed to the New England Board of Higher Education, which promotes greater educational opportunities and services for New England residents. “I am honored to have been appointed to the board this year, as I have made education a priority,” Representative Hearn said. “I am passionate about education in Rhode Island and I believe we can learn a great deal from our neighboring states. Helping to assist in developing and designing the future of education is exciting.” Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox appointed Representative Hearn to be a delegate on behalf of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Eight delegates from each New England state are appointed to the board, representing the region’s leaders in education, business and government. The board also has a supporting staff of professionals who work with public and private partners throughout New England in order to strengthen relationships in the region and promote efficient use of educational resources. More specifically, the board’s primary goals consist of engaging and assisting New England’s educational leaders in assessment, development and implementation of sound practices and policies. For more information, visit



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Weekly/Monthly Programs Monday 9:00 a.m.

Tax Preparations

(February-April) 9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Caregivers Support Group (4th Mon) 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Book Club

2:00 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing Tuesday

8:15 a.m.

Cards (Cockroach)

9:30 a.m.

Aerobics Exercise

9:30 a.m.

Watercolor Class

9:30 a.m.

Bocce Ball

11:00 a.m. Tai Chi 12:30 a.m. Watercolor Class 1:00 a.m.


1:25 p.m.

BINGO Wednesday

8:30 a.m.

East Side Lab (1st Wed)

9:00 a.m.

Intermediate Yoga

9:00 a.m.


9:15 a.m.

Tap N Time

10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. Chair Exercise Stroke Club (1st Wed.) Thursday 9:00 a.m.

Tax Preparation

(Feb. & March) 9:30 a.m.

Aerobics Exercise

1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Craft Class

1:00 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group

(4th Thurs) Friday 9:00 a.m.

Billiards League

10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. Chair Exercise 11:00 a.m. Meditation Class 12:45 p.m. In-Sight Support Group (3rd Fri) 1:20 p.m.

Hi Lo Jack League Daily

Lunch Noon Library

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Intermediate Yoga

10:30 a.m. Beginners Yoga

1:30 p.m.

East Providence Senior Center News

8 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Coffee Hour 2:15 p.m. Fitness Center 8 a.m. — 4 a.m.

Ongoing Professional Services:

Diabetes Outpatient Education Classes

Your Health Insurance will cover one complete 4 day session per year. Classes are taught by Certified Nurses, Dietitians, and Pharmacists. Learn the skills to successfully manage your diabetes and meet others with this disease. You are not alone! The Four 2 hour class sessions will be held Mondays May 6th, thru June 3rd from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Please contact the center’s health office at 435-7800, Ext. 6 with any questions and to register. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.


We have Registered Dieticians available for appointments in the health office. They will counsel you, in private about your personal needs and insurance covers these visits. They are also certified diabetes educators. To schedule a visit, stop by the health office or call us at 435-7800 Ext. 6.

Clinical Lab

East Side Clinical Lab draws blood work here the first Wednesday of the month. There is no pre-registration, just come in with the lab slip. The date for this month is: Wednesday May 1st, 8:30-11:30


Dr. Michael Reuter, podiatrist, will be in the Health Office seeing patients. To schedule your appointment or if you have any questions call Dr. Reuter’s office directly at: 247-0610 ext. 6 and speak with Diane. Dr. Reuter accepts most major insurance plans. Next date: Thursday May 9th @ 9am.

Ask the Pharmacist

the first Friday of every month. Sponsored by the Newport Avenue Rite Aid Pharmacy. The date this month will be May 3rd @ 10:30am.

Clinical Health

May is Mental Health Month! Prolonged winter weather can affect anyone’s good nature and wellbeing. Please join Amy

Lagasse, LICSW, from East Bay Center Inc., on Tuesday, May 14th in the Seminar Room and learn some valuable tips on how to get yourself and others out of those “winter blues” and “spring” into health and happiness! Refreshments served from 9:00 – 10:00 am, Presentation from 10:00 – 11:00 am. All are welcome! Clinical worker Amy Lagasse will be assisting our seniors with their mental health needs on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 9am to Noon. Would you like to speak to someone confidentially? Please contact us for an appointment at 435-7800, Ext 6. The date this month is May 28th.

Nutrition Talk

Come join Registered Dietician, Marcia Pedini, as she teaches us about the benefits of high iron foods and how they can increase your overall energy levels. Light refreshments provided by Evergreen House Health Center will be served. Hope to see you there! Wednesday May 8th, @ 11am.

Reiki Master 9:30 - 11:30am

Carole Caprio is available for 10 minute Reiki sessions Thursday mornings beginning at 9:30. Reiki is a profoundly simple hands-on technique that assists one in their ability to reduce pain, heal injuries, regain balance, increase energy, enhance the immune system, reduce stress and tension, and promote physical and emotional well-being.  It is safe, peaceful, and relaxing. The cost is $ 5.00 for each individual 10 minute session. To schedule an appointment, please call Carole @ 861-3675. For more information, please visit Carole’s website at http://www.indepthhealing.  Women and Infants Hospital Family Van Program is a community outreach program dedicated to preventative health screenings and health education. They will be available twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 9-12pm. The screenings will consist of total cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressures. The screenings are free of charge and completely confidential. This month’s dates are: May 7th & 21st  Blood Pressure Clinics


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Living Well RI Program

Six (6) week session ; Chronic Illness Self-Management Education Class Sessions will be for those with chronic conditions, and/or their caregivers. To date, the LWRI self-management education programs have proven to significantly help those with chronic conditions. Some of the topics that are covered are how to exercise and eat properly, how to use medications appropriately, how to solve everyday problems, and how to communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers-all positive life skills to enhance one’s well-being. The outcome for the participants could be a reduction in pain, management of depression, control of fear and frustration, and a boost in self-confidence to manage their condition.  Although it would be of benefit to be involved in class discussions, it is important to note that class participants are not obligated to discuss personal issues or to exert themselves in any way. It is entirely up to the participants as to how involved they wish to be with class participation, contributing ideas, sharing personal stories, and providing input within the classes. It has been found that by attending the classes, even those who wouldn’t normally discuss certain issues, may do so if their peers are doing so.  Participants will receive “goodies” such as the book, relaxation CD, and especially the gift card has proven to be a popular incentive.  We hope to begin the class in June, please sign up in the Administration Office.  

Support Groups

Diabetes Support 1:00pm - 3:00pm Open meeting held monthly for people with diabetes to meet for mutual support. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Caregiver’s Support 1 0 : 3 0 a m 11:30am This support group is held the fourth Monday each month. The sessions offer support and sharing with others who are caring for loved ones. Stroke Club 1:30pm - 3:00pm The Stroke Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month and provides entertainment, education, support, socialization, refreshments, and transportation for stroke survivors and their caregivers. In-Sight Support 12:45pm 3:00pm

In-Sight offers programs and support in productive living for the vision impaired. The group meets the 3rd Friday of every month.

Senior Center Library

The library is a very warm and lovely place for people to choose a good book and read in a nice quiet area. We continue to receive many donations of new and current books. These donations have truly enhanced the quantity of our library. We also have current magazines for your enjoyment. The book club meets on Monday afternoons. New club members are welcome.

General Services

Elder Information Specialist: Our Elder Information Specialist assists the elderly and their families in providing information /referral and assistance with accessing services and programs. Nutrition Program: The center provides a nutritional meal to approximately 125 seniors per day. The Cranston Senior Center provides the meals. Case Management / Senior Services: The center coordinates with East Bay Community Action Program Inc., for all casework and follow-ups. Protective Services Council, made up of city departments and mental health/social service agencies, meets monthly to discuss problems concerning the elderly. Transportation: The center has two buses that are used daily for door-to-door transportation to and from the center. Notary: This service is available in the Administration Office at no charge. Seminars: Monthly social, educational, and financial seminars on topics relating to seniors. Manicurist: A manicurist visits the center weekly for manicures and polish changes. Gift Shop: The gift shop has many different items for the convenience of the seniors. Small items from candy and greeting cards to jewelry, handmade items and crafts are available.

Exercise Programs

Intermediate Yoga Monday & Wednesday 9am


Integrated YOGA for emotional/mental power. Flexibility, strength, balances, beauty, stretching, weight reduction, improved breathing, relaxation, and stress relief. All are components of our Yoga classes.

Beginners Yoga Mondays 10:30am Monday

Ballroom Dance 2pm

$3 $3


Relearn all the old moves on the ballroom dance floor as well as some new ones. Singles are welcome.

Aerobics Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am $2

Instructor Karen Boyd gives members a great cardiovascular workout. Hand and ankle weights are used to tone and build your muscles.


Tai Chi 11:00am


This ancient art form of exercise has been proven to reduce stress as well as chronic pain. It also reduces heart rate along with calming the mind and body.

Tap N Time Wednesday 9:15am


A seated rhythm and exercise class. It is a unique program that combines beginner dance steps utilizing rhythm sticks & exercise, all done to upbeat music from all decades.

Arthritis Exercise Wednesday & Friday 10:45am No Charge

A proper balance of exercise and rest can help relieve stiffness and maintain or improve your joint mobility and muscle strength.

Fitness Center

Our fitness room is open Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm. The fitness room consists of treadmills, recumbent bikes, an elliptical stepper, hand weights, and six dual weight machines. Other features include a matted floor, mirrored walls, water, stereo, and cable TV. You must have approval from your physician to participate in this program. Forms can be obtained in the Administration Office. The fee is $40 for a one year membership.

Card Games

Bridge Thursday Pokeno Monday Cockroach Tuesday Cribbage Tuesday Hi Lo Jack League Friday

1:00pm 1:00pm 8:15am 1:00pm 1:20pm

Wii Bowling Tuesday 10:15 - 11:45

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Tuesday 9:30am & 12:30pm $5 Come learn a form of watercolor for all levels of talent. Some of the fantastic artwork is displayed throughout the center.


Thursday 1:00pm Craft class makes dolls for Hasbro Children's Hospital and cancer pillows for Women & Infants Hospital. Other “make and take” crafts will be taught.

Computer Classes

Sessions & Times Vary Our computer lab consists of class room computers and computers for general use. All computers are on-line. Courses offered: Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word Part 1 & 2, and Introduction to the Internet Part 1 & 2. Computer classes are conducted by trained computer teachers. Classes are held in 4 week sessions. Each class meets for 1hr. and 15 minutes. The cost per session is $20/members and $25/non members. Classes are filled on a first payment basis. Class size is limited to six students.

Daily Programs

Computer games Billiards Cards Nutritional Lunch Bocce ball Walking Track Morning & Afternoon Coffee/Pastry

Gift Shop

Remember to visit our lovely gift shop located in the dining room area. We have a great selection of hand made items, gift cards, and snacks.

Leisure Programs

Book Club Monday 1:00pm Bingo Tuesday 1:25pm Bocce Ball Tuesday 9:00am Scrabble Wed & Fri 10:00am Meditation Class Friday 11:00am Library Daily 8-4pm Computer Games Daily Lounge Billiards Daily Lower level

Ocean State Senior Dining

Who may participate in the meal programs sponsored by east bay community action program? Anyone 60 years of age or older or handicapped.

Do i need to make a reservation? Yes, at least 24 hours in advance and preferably the friday before the following week, check local meal site for time.   Must i pay for the meal if i am sick? No! Please call your meal site in the morning if you have a reservation so the manager can call persons on the waiting list. You do not pay for a meal you do not eat.   Can i reserve a seat for my friends? No! Seats cannot be reserved at any time. If you wish to sit with a friend you must arrive at the meal site at the same time.   How much must i pay for the meal? The suggested donation is $3.00. Participants are requested to donate whatever they can toward the cost of the meal.   How much does the meal cost? The actual cost of the meal is $5.00.   Where does the money come from to pay for this meal? Ebcap is the grantee for the east bay and newport county areas for nutrition funds from the department of elderly affairs.   What is the donation used for? Donations are used to increase the number of meals served, to facilitate access to the meals and provide other supportive services directly to nutrition services.   If i am a volunteer in the kitchen, do i pay for my meal? Yes! Nutrition services volunteers, meal site managers, and staff, regardless of age, are considered to be eligible persons for purposes of receiving meals. These individuals should be given the same opportunity as any other participant to donate to the cost of the meal in accordance with usual donation procedures   If my son or daughter wants to be my guest, do they donate $3.00? No! They also must pay the full cost of the meal $5.00 If under 60 years of age.   How do i make the donation? Envelopes should be provided at each place setting and you may drop the envelope in a donation box provided at each site.   If i have a question about the nutrition program, who can i ask? Each meal site has a manager and/or senior center director in charge of the daily meal program.

Can i take food home if i don’t finish my meal? No, this is not permitted at all! This is for your safety. It is highly recommended that no food leaves the meal site. A bacterium sets in food very quickly if not maintained at an appropriate temperature and stored in a proper container. Remember, food does not have to taste bad, to be bad. Reservations 24hrs in advance. 435-7800 ext. 2 Please call when cancelling a reservation.  

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East Providence Senior Center Trips For 2013 August 3, 2013 Martha’s Vineyard $69.00 - to include Martha’s Vineyard Island Tour, Shopping time in Edgartown, Sat. Island Queen Ferry and Motorcoach Transportation. Insurance $5.00 Sept. 9-12, 2013 W i l d w o o d , N J 332.00 Dbl. Occ. to include 3 Nights Accommodations, 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, Entertainment, 4 days Afternoon Pizza Party, Ice Cream Social at 50’s themed Cool Scoops Parlor, Day in Atlantic City with Bonus Mon. – Thurs Package, Show at the Performing Arts Center, and more. Single $417.00 Triple $332.00 Insurance $25.00 Sept. 21, 2013 Bourne Scallop Festival & Cape Cod Canal Cruise - $66.00 to include Admission to Bourne Scallop Festival Sat. Choice of Scallop or Chicken Dinner, Narrated 90 minutes Cape Cod Canal Cruise and Motorcaoch Transportation. Trip without the canal cruise is $55.00 - remain at the festival and be picked up after. Insurance $5.00

June 2013 The Reporter Insurance recommended on all trips Anyone interested in a trip to the Azores in October this year or interested in going to the Indian Head Resort in early December - please call Eleanor at 19401) 434-8194. Sign up at the E. Providence Senior Center Administration Office (401) 435-7800 Ext. 7 or call: Eleanor Monteiro at (401)434-8194 - 28 Metacomet Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 No calls before 9:00am or Sundays “Please” Please Make Your Reservations Early


United Methodist Elder Care Tees Off To Provide A Safe And Affordable Housing To RI Seniors

May 2013 (East Providence, RI)—United Methodist Elder Care will host its 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Alpine Country Club, Cranston, RI. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Methodist Elder Care Communities. The tournament will kick off with registration at 6:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. This year’s tournament will be held in memory of Theodore (Ted) R. Stearns, loving United Methodist Elder Care resident and golf tournament committee member who passed away in February. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition luncheon will be held. Event highlights include contest holes, raffle and silent auction and the Nike Mobile Pro Golf Shop. Organizers are seeking both event sponsors and program book advertisers to support the golf classic event. Sponsorships are available at many different levels and offer local businesses great exposure and marketing, an opportunity to participate in the tournament at different levels and the chance to support a great cause. The deadline for event sponsors and program book advertisers is Monday, May 27, 2013. About United Methodist Elder Care Since 1971, the United Methodist Elder Care has been an equal opportunity of housing and care welcoming all religious, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds and support productive and joyful aging. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United Methodist Elder Care is an affordable continuum of housing and care serving very-low to moderate income seniors. Through its three facilities Winslow Gardens, Linn Health Care Center and Arbor Hill, it provides a full-complement of services to the low to moderate income aging throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information on the United Methodist Elder Care Communities and/or sponsoring, advertising or playing at the 2013 Charity Golf Classic, please contact: Robin L. Cabral, CFRE Tel. (401) 438-4456 ext. 136 Email:

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Birth Announcements Wyllow Jade Kling

Joan Seifert Hofer of Riverside is proud to announce the birth of her granddaughter, Wyllow Jade Kling on September 6, 2012 at Women and Infants Hospital. She is the daughter of John and Karilee (Hofer) Kling of West Warwick. Wyllow is the GreatGranddaughter of Edith Seifert of Riverside and Granddaughter of Linda and Eddy Bjourklund of West Warwick. Wyllow is now 8 months old and has the most beautiful smile

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Providence, May 20, 2013 – Adoption Options is holding a free informational session those considering adoption and are interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. In Rhode Island, the next meeting is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 959 North Main Street in Providence on June 20, 2013. Adoption Options, a non-sectarian, non-profit, comprehensive adoption program of Jewish Family Service works with prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and people who have been adopted. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with offices in Attleboro and Providence. The agency’s work with all members of the adoption triad is focused on helping individuals to understand their options and make the most informed choices for their future. For more information, please contact Peg Boyle at 401-331-5437 or visit www.

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Summer Fun Guide Mount Hope Farmers Market Summer Season Kickoff! Bristol, RI, 5/16/13 — On Saturday May 25th, The Mount Hope Year-round Farmers Market kicked off its summer season, and celebrated its move outdoors. The market will continue every Saturday, rain or shine, through October 26th, and will be set up right along Metacom Ave/Rte 136, in the South Pasture of the historic Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. The Mount Hope Market also has a number of new activities and programs this year including a Food Scraps/Compost drop-off Site, Yoga-at-the-Market, an expanded series of children’s activities at the market, the Chefs-at-the Market summer series, and ongoing demonstrations & workshops. Thanks in part to a USDA grant in partnership with Farm Fresh RI, beginning on June 8th the Mount Hope Farmers Market will be able to accept SNAP/EBT Benefits at the market in addition to the Credit/Debit Cards already accepted. WIC Famers Market Checks will also be accepted at the market. The Mount Hope Market offers Local Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Seafood, Eggs, Cheese, Coffee, Honey, Bread, Pastries, Granola, Prepared Foods, Potted Flowers & Herbs, Salsas/ Sauces/Relishes, Soaps, Crafts, Live music, Workshops & Demonstrations, Clothing/Electronics Drives and more.  Farmers and producers from all over the state of Rhode Island are represented. “Shopping at the market is one of the most impactful ways we can support our local farmers and producers. Last year, in our first season outdoors, it was wonderful to watch the farmers market also become a real community gathering spot—a place where people came to meet their friends & neighbors—that’s something we hope will only continue and grow!” said Farmers Market Manager Cassie Tharinger, “We encourage everyone to bring a cooler to the market so you can keep all your market goodies cold while you hang out and explore the farm, meet the animals, listen to live music, and eat lunch under the trees! The Mount Hope Farmers Market takes place on the historic Mount Hope Farm, in Bristol RI. From November to April vendors

set up shop in the farm’s large heated barn, and in the summer it moves outdoors to the field right along Metacom Ave. The Mount Hope Farm is managed by the Mount Hope Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit, and is sited on 127 acres of fields and woodlands, stretching down to the shores of the Mount Hope Bay. Market-goers are encouraged to grab a trail map, explore the farm, and tour the historic Governor Bradford House, the inn located on the farm.   The Mount Hope Farmers Market will run Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm, May 25th – October 26,th rain or shine. For more information, contact the Market Manager, Cassie Tharinger, at

Crescent Park Carousel Movies in the Park Last Friday of the Month thru August weather permitting, free and open to the public

3rd Annual Ride with K-Rob Family Fun Festival is June 8th Ride, Skate, Walk, Run to the Carousel!

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Amron Family Fun Fair June 13, 14, 15, and 16 2013 For more information about these events or to book your own special event please contact the business office at 401-435-7518. visit us on the web at

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It's time for Summer Sun & Fun Summer Schedule for Save The Bay Lighthouse Tours

The summer 2013 schedule for the annual lighthouse tours from Save The Bay has been set. The days are: Sat. June 15, Sat, July 13, and Sat Sept 28. The tour on Narragansett Bay will include views of 16 lighthouses and 5 lost lighthouse sites. The fee is $100.00 and includes a visit to Rose Island Lighthouse and a bagged lunch. Dave Kelleher Chairman of the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will be the narrator. Boat leaves from the Save The Bay building in Providence at 9:00 A.M. and returns at 4:00 P.M. Reservations required. The seating is limited, call early. Save The Bay 401-272-3540 X 133

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21st ANNUAL Motorcycle Mystery Ride To Benefit The imPOSSIBLE DREAM Foundation for Chronically Ill Children Prganized by East Providence Elks Riders Lodge #2337

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Rain Date: August 11, 2013 Location: Start at East Warren Rod & Gun Club (Pavillion); 24 Long Lane, Warren RI End at SCAMPI Restaurant, Portsmouth RI; 657 Park Ave, Portsmouth RI Info: Tony Santos 774-991-1742 Donation: Drivers - $25.00 / Passengers - $20.00 All proceeds go directly to TheimPOSSIBLE DREAM


Fully Police Escorted Registration Begins at 9:30am; Ride leaves at 12:00 noon sharp! Helmets will be needed for this ride (We reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone) For more informatipon go to

Connect With Nature During Yoga at Blithewold

Bask in the beautiful landscape and peacefulness of yoga outdoors. The instructors will introduce students to a variety of hatha yoga styles using warm, welcoming, and sometimes comical approach as well as build core strength. Bring your own picnic lunch and take a refreshing walk through the grounds. The classes are appropriate for all levels of experience. They will take place in a mostly shaded and somewhat secluded spot overlooking the Great Lawn and Narragansett Bay, the perfect atmosphere for yoga. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 to September 3, 2013 from 10:30-11:30 AM at Blithewold’s “Nut Grove”. 101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114), Bristol, Rhode Island 02809.

KickBoxing - Grappling - Self Defense Adults $40/mo - Youth (12+) $30/mo Two Week FREE Trial T-TH-SU 6pm-8pm

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Rhode Island’s Ballet Theatre Audition

The next audition for” Rhode Island’s ballet theatre” will be on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:30pm at the studio of RI Ballet Arts Academy at 7728 Post Road in North Kingstown. We are looking for serious dance students who would like to excel in dance performance. Ages 9 to 18. Audition fee is $15. Call 401 -847-5301 and leave your name and phone number to register. The Company meets on Thursday evenings thru out the year. Dues to belong to the group are $30 per month. Activities include performances, master classes and dance related field trips. See our website at for more info on our company. We are a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

WE’RE BACK! The Writers Circle

WWW.RIWRITERSCIRCLE.COM When the banking and mortgage crisis struck Rhode Island, many arts organizations were unable to continue programs or free community outreach. One of those organizations was The Writers’ Circle, Inc. which opened in 1993 and had to close its doors in 2010 but not for long. A new mission to publish an online art and literary magazine was born in 2013. And to that end, creative director Rose Pearson and principal editors, Ellen Taylor of Barrington, David McGeorge of East Providence, and Heather Sullivan of Portsmouth read and edited the online magazine, The Writers’ Circle is proud to premiere its new magazine Authors’ Page at with “Words of Wisdom” by Jon Land, Ann Hood, Tom Chandler and Michael Fink. Featured poets are Rick Benjamin, RI Poet Laureate, with poets Dr. Jack Coulehan and Robert Lipgar, both from NY, and Noel Patoine of Vermont. Stunning color and designs in vibrant green, ebony black and golden fields compliment bold story telling by Rhode Island writers, Ana Flores, Susan Bergeron, David Howard and Rose Pearson, founder of The Writers’ Circle. Paintings by Carla Belniak from Illinois, sculpture by Ana Flores, and photography by Robert Lipgar add the finishing touch. Submission guidelines appear on the first page of the magazine. And, for those who are challenged by a contest in any genre, you’ll find a pictorial prompt. For more information, email or call 401-480-8672.

CLASSIFIEDS GARAGE SALE/YARD SALE Riverside, RI Narragansett Terrace Sat. June 15 9:00am 1:00pm Neighborhood sale. Something for everyone! Rain Date June 22.

WANTED Wanted - occasional use of outside Jacuzzi for physical therapy. Will pay, call Debbie at 401-632-3602 WE BUY Diabetic Test Strips for CASH. Unopened, Unused & Unexpired. We get them to people with little or no insurance. TOP CASH paid. FREE local pick-up. Call Ron @ 508-217-8074. Wanted: baby boy clothes. Newborn and up. Please donate your extra unwanted things for expecting single mother of twins. Pick up is available. Your help will be kindly appreciated. Please call 401-632-3602.

REAL ESTATE PROPERTY for SALE: 6.82 acres on Rt. 44 at 2480 Winthrop St. on the Dighton/Rehoboth line. Property has three buildings with income to pay for all. For more information please call 774-218-1959.

FOR RENT REHOBOTH: Updated farm House, 132 Summer St, 4 bed room, 2 bath $1550.00 per month or For Sale *$399,000.00 Call Joan 305-978-1040 REHOBOTH: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living/dining, kitchen, 3 season enclosed porch, private yard, peaceful $795 per month. Call Joan 305-978-1040 For Rent in Rehoboth: Large one bedroom efficiency includes heat, electric and cable. No smoking - No pets. 1 adult, call 508252-4054

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VACATION RENTALS Vacation Rental, Bristol, NH. Modern 2 BR house with 3BR & 2 baths. Sleeps 6. Walk to private association beach on Newfound Lake. Full Kitchen, W&D, AC, TV/DVD. No smoking or pets, $950/ wk. Tom, 508-415-3208. VACATION/HONEYMOON RENTAL:St. Michael, Azores (Portugal), pristine 2-bed/2-bath apartment with kitchen, DR, LR, & laundry. Linens provided. Majestic Atlantic and mountain views from spacious deck, near golf, beach, etc. Call 401-480-0374 or 508-3368432 or email for info/reservations.


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FOR SALE: 12’ Aluminum Boat (starcraft) 3 seats Asking $110 call 401-433-0871 FOR SALE: Double glass, custom made, high-quality WINDOWS (left over from new construction-never used). 1 double crankopen window-$200(46.25”W x 51.75”H),1 double slide-open window-$300(54.5”W x 52”H),4 single slide-open windows-$150 each(34.25”W x 33”H),3 very large windows-$600 each(60”W x 75.5”H). Take 25% off if you buy all!! Paid over $4500..can be yours for just $2175!! 508-252-9888 (cell 401-935-5003) Bamboo Sticks “Varas” Ideal for tomatoes, Beans and Flowers, Plants, etc. Strong and durable. Ready to use, many sizes & cheap prices. Available up to June 28, 2013 Call Jaime 508-336-8432 - Home or 401-480-0374 – cell

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Foxx Fence, office help and laborers, call Al at 508-567-2982. In need of experience Laborers, Truck Drivers, and Machine Operators. Contact Erika at 774-322-6819

GENERAL SERVICES Mowing, Raking, Brush, Tree Removal, Storm Damage Disposal, Attics, Basements, Garages, Painting ,Staining, Decks, Sheds, Appliance Removal, Moving Services - No Job Too Small - Wayne (508)761-8078; (508)212-1174 Big Blue Removal Service: Attic, Cellar, Total House; WE TAKE EVERYTHING! Furniture, Brush, Appliances, Yard Waste, Construction Debris, Trash…Demolitian of Fences, Sheds, Decks, Pools. LET US DO THE WORK. Free Estimates. Call Tony 508-226-1295; Gagne Painting Company A Benjamin Moore Contractor Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Restoration & Painting. RI#28604 MA#171546 Fully Insured RI Lead Certified Call 401-663-1709 We Accept Visa Mastercard Discover & Amex!


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Quality landscaping at low prices. All jobs, big and small. Great rates and flexible hours. Can perform odd-jobs as well. Please call Taylor at 508-838-7756. PARTY RENTAL SERVICES: Moonwalks $125 per weekend. 20x30 Tent package includes tables & chairs $350. 20x20 tent package included tables & chairs $250. Set up Included. Call early for Reservation. Dan774-306-1278. HOLISTIC HEALTH - BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT: Nutrition, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, Meditation and more... Contact: Dawn Parente 774-991-0695 www. Receive 10% off with mention of this ad. CUT MY GRASS!!! Allow MY YARD GUY to take care of your lawn! Weekly grass cutting, fertilizing, mulching, etc. Professional equip. and “wicked awesome” results. References avail. Servicing Seekonk & Rehoboth. Call/Text/Email MY YARD GUY (774) 225-8803, A2Z Cleanout Services Quality Service at Affordable Prices. We do single items to complete homes including ATTICS, BASEMENTS, GARAGES, SHEDS, YARDS, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND STORAGE UNITS. FREE ESTIMATES and PROMPT SERVICE. Fully Insured for YOUR protection. Tim 508-369-9067


TUTORING Tutoring. Certified elementary teacher available for summer or year-round tutoring in math, reading and writing. $35/hr for one day and $25/hr for two. Call Liz (401) 368-8238.

CLASSES / LESSONS Sanshou Fighting and Fitness, (SFF):Get in shape, learn self defense or train to compete! All ages, no experience needed. Professional instruction. Youth $30/mon, Adults $40/mon. 156 Warren Avenue E. Providence. Entrance in back,(on S. Phillips). T-TH-SU 6pm-8pm, try a free class, 401.282.8082, EXPERIENCED TEACHER OF PIANO, VOICE AND ORGAN: Classical & popular. Beginners & Advanced. All ages. Traditional and modern methods. Natalie Lawton, M.A. 45 Central Avenue, North Seekonk, MA 508-761-3334 PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208.


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JUNE BUSINESS DIRECTORY Appliance Repairs Attorney Attorney Auto Body Auto Body Auto Detailing Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Repairs Auto Repairs 56 Auto Salvage Bakery Bank Beauty Salon Building Contractor Chamber of Commerce Chiropractor Chiropractor Coffee Cafe Collectibles Concrete Dance Studio Dance Studio Dentist Dentist Dentist Dentist Electrician Fence-Sales/Serv. Festival 58 Food Service Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil

CJS / Statewide Appliance Repair 27 Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 45 Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 62 Fogarty Auto Body 27 Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 12 After Hour Auto Care 15 Barbosa & Son Auto Repair 24 Metric Motors 35 Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair 20 New England Tire 2 Somerset Chrysler Jeep - Max Motors, Inc Seekonk Auto Salvage 18 Crugnale Bakery 19 Coastway Community Bank 16 Aidile’s Hair* Skin* Nails 9 East Providence Siding 39 East Providence Chamber 26 Mobley Family Chiropractic 27 New Hope Family Chiropractic 21 Sage Cafe 13 Wexler’s Collectibles 47 American Mobile Mix Concrete Inc. 30 Arthur Murray 7 Riverside Dance Center 29 Eager Family Dentistry 64 Kenneth J. Rawlinson, D.D.S. 10 Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC 15 Romani Orthodontics 40 ALKO Electric 46 Foxx Fence 11 City Of East Providence Recreation Dept. Thomsen Foodservice Al’s Quality Oil Co. Savard Energy Services

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Furniture/Upholstery Masterson Furniture and Upholstery 21 Golf Rehoboth Country Club, Inc. 19 Hair / Nails Melissa Marie Hair Designs 49 Hair Salon Shear Image Salon 4 Handyman Just In Time Handyman Service 11 Health & Fitness YMCA - Newman 22 Holistic Medicine Davina Reiki Clinic 25 Home Improvements CA Home Improvement 18 Home Improvements Professional Property Maintenance 43 Insurance Agency Duarte Agency - Allstate 25 Junk Removal Clean House Removal 43 Landscape Service Jacole B Landscaping 38 Landscape Service Superior Lawn Care 25 Landscaping/Tree Service Little Welshman’s Landscape 14 Limousine Service A Good Time Limousine 28 Limousine Service Lea Limousine Service 59 Martial Arts Sanshou Fighting and Fitness 59 Massage Therapy URelax BodyWork 14 Mortgage Broker Prospect Mortgage, llc 24 Optometrists Brown Center 13 Orthodontics Romani Orthodontics 40 Parks Crescent Park Carousel 57 Paving Contractor Action Industries 44 Pest Control Services Bi-State Pest Control 12 Pig Roast Pig Roast - Don Oliver 59 Plumbing & Heating Dyer Plumbing & Heating 28 Powerwashing East Bay Pressure Wash Company LLC 44 Private School The Childrens Place Ltd. 11 Real Estate Marcel Robert / Tirrell Realty 41 Real Estate Mateus Realty 63 Real Estate Ray Paiva @Paiva Realty Group 24 Real Estate ReMax Rivers Edge 16 Real Estate The Tirrell Team 32 Remodeling Batty Construction 39 Restaurant Best Pizza of Seekonk 50 Restaurant Stevie B’s Cafe & Deli 51 Restaurant Tito’s Cantina 50 Restaurant-Pizza Trendy’s Pizza 51 Retirement Community Brookdale/East Bay 55 Roofer/WaterProofing Cameron Roofing 39 Roofing Contractor Johnny C’s Roofing Co., Inc 12 Roofing Contractor Tabeleys Roofing 4 Screen Replacement Blackstone Valley Window & Door 37 Seafood Market Digger’s Catch 51 Self Storage Lionel Mini Storage, Inc. 18 Smoke Shop State Line Mart & Smoke Shop 64 Sports - Soccer Nova Premier Soccer Club 7 Sports - Soccer Tidal Wave 57 Trash/Junk Removal Big Blue Removal Service 13 Tree Service Advanced Tree 43

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Buying or Selling - Call

MATEUS Realty The experience makes the difference!

So if you're ready to buy or sell, Call Mateus Realty today at 434-8399. Luis Mateus (401) 368-2403 Jeff Mateus (401) 447-9459

Pam Reis (401) 368-2402 Maria Correia (401) 556-2957 Cecilia Duarte (401) 450-9044

EAST PROVIDENCE - Kent Heights!! Silver Spring!! Estate Sale!! 3 Br Ranch with great potential!! Young roof, siding, replacement windows, hw's. $149,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - 3 bed, 2 bath Ranch; MBr w/BSS, FR, updated kitch, part finished basement, hw's, tile, gas heat/hw, c.air, upgraded elec, vinyl siding/windows, deck, sprinklers, garage, 6000+ sf corner lot. $209,900

RIVERSIDE - Clean 3 Br, 2 Bath R/ Ranch with columns, FR, den, young roof, siding, replacement windows,; FP, DW, sliders, deck, shed, 10,000+ sf lot. $199,900

East Providence - Deceiving brick front 3 Br, 2 bath Ranch; FR/FP, heated brzwy, s.prch, patio, garage, hw's, tile, granite; young gas boiler/hw tank, c/a, part finished basement, 10,000sf lot. $229,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Spacious/clean brick front 2 Br, 1 1/2 bath Ranch, 2 FR's, 2 FP's, hw's, tile, appliances, replacement windows, siding, gas heat, upgraded electric, patio. $199,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Brightridge/Silver Spring near Gordon School, 3 Br, 1 1/2 bath, brick front Ranch, partially finished basement with separate entrance. Young roof, replacement windows, garage, 9000 SF corner lot. $209,900

EAST PROVIDENCE -Kent Gardens!! Well maintained 3 Br Ranch, FR, sliders, young roof, siding, windows, gas boiler/hw tank, upgraded electric, hw's, garage, 8000+ sf lot. $189,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Well kept 3/4 Br, 2 bath, R/Ranch, dining, FR, gas heat/ central air, granite, tile, sliders, deck, patio, sprinklers, siding, garage, dead end st. $229,900

East Providence - 3 Br, 2 bath Ranch, heated breezeway, siding, replacement windows, patio w/roof, gas heat, C/A, upgraded electric, hw's/tile, partially finished basement, 7500+ sf corner lot with garage. $179,900

SWANSEA - Spacious 3/4 Br, 2 bath home, LR/FP, dining, FL rm, 2nd floor added in the 90's w/ 16x26 master suite/ private bath, jacuzzi, large FR/ wet bar & office; gas heat, garage 18000+sf lot. $279,900

PAWTUCKET - Darlington! McCoy!! Expandable 2 Br bungalow; dining, porch, replacement windows, updated bath & electric, garage. $109,900

RUMFORD - Myron Francis!! Spacious 3/4 Br, 2 bath, Gambrel, remodeled in 1987, porch, FDR FR/WS, partially finished basement. Upgraded electric, replacement windows, DW, Hw's, tile, patio, shed. $174,900

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Postmaster: Deliver by June 6th

Look who just moved to Riverside….

EAGER FAMILY DENTISTRY Continuing a tradition of excellence in dentistry, Dr. Sarah Eager welcomes you to her new location in Riverside. She offers the latest dental technology with painless laser restorations and drug-free relaxation therapy.

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