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OCTOBER 2013 Volume 9, no. 10

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Watchemoket Square Day October 19th See on page 40

Fall Home Improvement See on page 34

Remember When it Used to Be... Over There Areas' Lost Diners and More story on page 12


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East Providence News Briefs By Bob Rodericks

National Search Discovers Chief in “Back Yard”

City Manager Peter Graczykowski and the East Providence Fire Department rank and file were ready to elevate Oscar Elmasian to the post of Fire Chief for close to a year. Since Joseph Klucznik retired as Chief, Elmasian has served as the acting Chief. He was ready and trained for the job. Elmasian has been a veteran fire fighter having manned trucks, rescue vehicles, serving as fire marshall and being promoted to Lieutenant and then Captain. He also served as a union president. “I understand this job and the many different roles within the department,” he said in a recent interview. “I didn’t expect my appointment as Chief was a forgone conclusion. I applied and just waited and did my job every day.” However it was clear that his colleagues supported his promotion to Chief when no one else applied for the job. “It’s a thankless job and Oscar paid his dues, he deserved to be Chief,” said a veteran officer of the department. Back on June 27th the budget commission had received the city manager’s recommendation that Elmasian be hired. There were ongoing renovations at city fire houses and new hires needed to be brought on. There was much to do. But commission chair Diana Brennan made a prepared announcement. Without referring to the vacant fire chief’s position, Brennan told the city manager and other staffers to make sure all “senior management positions” are announced on the city web as well as internally amongst the city staff. “We (the commission) are making a statement. The local candidate may be the best but you need transparency,” Brennan told the city senior staff. CityManager Peter Graczykowski told the commission that he disagreed with this statement. “I understand and agree with the importance of transparency in hiring, but it can’t always be expected to widely advertise when city ordinances direct us to hire from within, if qualified candidates exist,” said Graczykowski. Brennan said that she was unaware the city hadn’t advertised nationally for its’ new fire chief. “I’m aware that the current acting chief is doing an exemplary job. He has every chance to come through the process,” she said. After that meeting Brennan told the Reporter that she thought Elmasian may be “okay in the end”.

Elmasian seemed disappointed at the lack of any hiring that day but he would only say that “my priorities now are the morale of my guys and the continued supervision of our many projects. I’m confident in the appointment process.” It seems his confidence was finally rewarded. The city was forced to advertise widely for a new fire chief, and applications came in. Elmasian was one of three finalists and then hired as permanent Chief. “I’ve always thought Oscar Elmasian was highly prepared and trained and the city is glad to have him as Chief,” said Graczykowski.

School Committee Hiring Again

The school committee has approved proposals from Superintendent of Schools Kim Mercer which would enact a $73 million budget for the next year. This would represent about $1.8 million more than last years’ budget. It is unclear if the budget commission will have any say in this process. Mercer announced that the new budget would bring back Middle School Sports, but only to the extent of providing some supplies. Coaches will not be paid. The amount of monies needed is yet to be determined. Most areas in the budget will be funded at last years’ levels with slight increases in some cases. Technology, textbooks and special services are slated to receive slight increases. Last year the department spent zero dollars on text books and the schools seriously lacked supplies. Some teachers had no books while relying on computerized smart boards, which occasionally couldn’t be used because blown-out light bulbs were too expensive to replace. The new budget also sets aside several hundred thousand dollars for litigation. No specific cases were mentioned but former Superintendent Dr. Mario Cirillo has sued the school department after he was dismissed by a prior school committee. Cirillo’s former chief operating officer Lonnie Barham had also sued upon his job elimination. It is not officially known if any settlements have been reached in those cases.

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Inside This Issue Back to School.....................50 Business Directory...................62 Classifieds......................... 60 Clubs......................................20 Dining Guide...........................58 E.P. Chamber of Commerce.....26 Events & Activities....................16 How You Can Help................38 Letters to the Editor...................6 Library..................................28 News Briefs............................3 Parks & Recreation..............9 People....................................23 Scouts..............................46 Senior Center News...............52 Sports.................................37 State House..........................51 Town News.........................8

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They Meet Again (Council/School Committee)

Since the early 1970’s and probably before, city and school officials have intermittently called for “cooperation” and “consolidation of services”. There are legislative breakfasts and other gatherings. This past September Mayor James Briden and School Board Chairman Joel Monteiro led a meeting to discuss the infrastructure needs of the city. The high school is in such need of physical improvements that its’ accreditation is close to being revoked or seriously sanctioned. Both Briden and Monteiro expressed an understanding that communication is key and that they are aware of the deficiencies in area schools. While everyone seems willing to talk at this point, there was a lack of clear answers as to how the city can afford to upgrade its’ much neglected school buildings and programs.

City Officials Propose Giving Selves Raises

The proposed city budget includes proposals to offer some high level administrators pretty strong salary increases. City Manager Peter Graczykowski would get a $20,000 total compensation increase. Finance director Malcolm Moore would receive a $10,000 pay raise and the new Human Resources Director would see an increase of $17,000. “These are hefty raises for a city who has seen its laborers and teachers receive little or no pay increases. Teachers in our city have suffered from pay cuts,” said a city union official not wanting to be identified for print.

Mayor Briden Against Raises

Mayor Briden is one who will not support the budget with big raises for the city’s top administrators. Briden wants the council to follow the recently departed budget commission’s recommendation which call for more fiscal restraint. The budget commission also told the city to start fully funding its previously troubled pension funds. This budget is borrowing almost $3 million from the police pension fund to help pay for a change in the city fiscal year. “I’ve heard from our taxpayers and they can’t afford increases like this,” said Briden. Budget decisions like this are causing some in the city to call for the return of the state budget commission to review this proposed budget.

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After 9/11…

Interesting how 12 years after the 9/11 terror attacks the President and his “anti-war” party is following in the footsteps of his war mongering predecessor. After claiming Iraq an unjust and immoral war, as if the President serves as the moral compass, we are now are forced to believe that the civil war in Syria needs American involvement. The Syrian government disrespects and mocks America. The rebels have links to Al-Qaeda. Who’s side are we on here? The government that hates us or the people that danced in the streets as the twin towers collapsed. Egypt, Libya, and now Syria are perfect examples of incompetence at the highest levels of our government when it comes to foreign policy. We have a President who draws a red line in the sand then denies drawing a red line, a Secretary of State who, unbeknownst to him offered a diplomatic solution while beating the drum of war showing strength and weakness at the same time. Our so-called leaders are, in the words of the President, “fundamentally transforming” our nation to a global laughing stock. It would be comical if it weren’t so dangerous. Steven Andrade

Thanks Reporter

I just wanted to personally thank the East Providence Reporter for not only putting in an article on the Rally 4 Recovery in the September edition, but for also putting in the flyer as an advertisement.  We greatly appreciate the assistance in promoting this event and hope that East Providence residents will take advantage of it.  Thanks for helping us to spread the work and for partnering with us on this project.  It means a lot and your commitment doesn’t go unnoticed.  Jennifer L. Wall, CPS Executive Director, East Providence Prevention Coalition “Dedicated to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles”

A Tribute to Gail

On Monday, August 26th, a group of friends gathered at the Looff Carousel to honor the memory of Gail Durfee.  Among them, Linda McEntee, Robin Peacock, and myself, Jobelle Aguiar, waited as the police escorted her funeral procession down Bullock’s Point Avenue.  Her faithful horse, Gregory, stood silently...waiting also. Linda, Robin, and I held hands, remembering with pride all the years of hard work, laughter, tears, court battles, and frustrations that we, including the late Dr. Richard Lund, all shared.  It took over twenty years, but our fight was successful; the five of us saved, for future generations, not only the carousel, but the land and beach front property that went with it. The band organ began to play as the procession stopped in front of the ride for a few, brief minutes.  It played one last tribute to the person who’s love and dedication was the driving force in keeping the fight going to save this priceless work of art; the person who, through thick and thin, never gave up; the person who kept the dream alive when many thought it was a lost cause, Gail Durfee.


October 2013 The Reporter Untold thousands, young and old alike, have and will continue to know the joy of riding one of the most beautiful Carousels in America...perhaps the world...because of Gail’s drive and determination, her stubborn refusal to give up.  Regardless of overwhelming odds, her belief never faltered...we would save this ride, this historic Charles I.D. Looff Carousel.  “A Part of Our Heritage”.  Jobelle Aguiar, Linda McEntee, Robin Peacock

Townie Marching Band Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who came to the Pasta Dinner. Your generous support of our venture is greatly appreciated. In addition to the businesses and individuals who graciously donated raffle items and food, we would like to thank our parents for all of their hard work. They have been tireless in their efforts to help us reach our goal. Thank you Ms. Martinez and Mr. D. for helping us for making this possible! We are looking forward to a great season. Please come see us play at the half-time show! We are marching to the music of Journey! Thanks! YOUR TOWNIE MARCHING BAND

Trash and Garbage

While a certain Industrial Zoned area of Rumford, East Providence, RI gets raked over the coals, Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel… TRASH AND GARBAGE. As Sweden has been making money and supplying jobs, something neither East Providence nor the State of Rhode Island has, they have cleaned out every dumpsite IN THE COUNTRY. I wonder if anyone in Sweden gets bent out of shape with all the work being done recycling trash and garbage to run the country? Well we know it will NEVER happen in East Providence nor Rhode Island! We have top-notch Institutions of Higher Learning in this stare yet we never try to tap into any of them to come up with technology ideas to help solve our problems. We have great minds that leave this state by the droves because they can’t find a job or start a business that can help solve our problems yet we can drive taxes and jobs away as though they were expendable? Does anyone have the time to look at the article? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could call Rhode Island the “Recycle State” and create REAL new industry and jobs and MUCH NEEDED TAX REVENUE? Sincerely, Paul Maziarz Riverside, Rhode Island

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On Saturday, September 7, 2013, Our Place on North Broadway, located at 525 North Broadway, East Providence, sponsored the 5th annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics of East Providence team. This fundraiser was a 4 hour event with friends, food, music, games, and raffles. During the event we raffled off all of the donations that were contributed to our organization. The donations were gathered by the parents, athletes, and friends of the Special Olympic of East Providence program. I would like to thank Cat Country 98.1 WCTK, Pine Valley Country Club, Swansea Country Club, Rehoboth Country Club, Silver Springs Golf Course, Triggs Memorial Golf Course, Greggs Restaurant, Allison Reed, Stop & Shop, M & M Restaurant, The Bowling Academy, Riverside Liquors, Lee’s Chinese Restaurant, Amaral’s Fish & Chips, Brookfield Liquors, and Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta and everyone else who donated to this fundraiser event. At the end of the evening we had a separate GRAND PRIZE raffle of prizes donated by Our Place on North Broadway (a large Gas Grill, an I-Pad, and a 43” Flat screen TV). This event was a tremendous success and raised money to help with the funding of the Special Olympic program in East Providence. The East Providence team consists of (30) athletes from East Providence that participate in Basketball, Unified Duckpin Bowling, and Track & Field. During this event, Our Place of North Broadway presented an I-pad to Tori DeCotis, a senior at East Providence High School, to acknowledge her long time commitment as a volunteer for the East Providence team. continued on next page...

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“Trash Talk”

Mr Maziarz’s comments in his Letter to the Editor “Living in East Providence” are lacking in evidentiary support. Does he wish to hold to a notion that concerned residents in Rumford are to be held accountable for an economic downturn which then effects taxes on his side of the tracks (of East Providence) over in Riverside? This Rumford resident holds a degree in Business Management. I suggest before applying Macroeconomics to your own “convenient Microeconomic opinions”, Mr Maziarz, you invest more time in understanding the cost of living, how it has risen in the past 30 years and how your tax rate would have to increase because of the increase in the cost of upkeep, maintenance and continuing services provided to residents of East Providence amidst an infrastructure that is changing and desperately needs attention. There is a real cause and effect relationship as to why the cost of living has increased over the past 30 years, which one could ascertain with study and follow-through. Your choice is to scape-goat an entire neighborhood which I think is lazy and un-neighborly. To cast aspersions on an entire neighborhood because they stand for what they believe to be is right?—are you an American? In defense of those residents who have stood up for their rights—as is a long held tradition in not only East Providence, but this country— I APPLAUD the citizens for making their voices heard regarding the types of businesses that operate on our side of the EP train tracks. I am not APPAULED that a business was operating in this zone, but I do prefer a business that does conform to industrial norms and rules set by our city and the DEM, etc. Historically speaking, regardless of zoning, it is the right of the citizen to stand up and protest when they feel as though their rights have been violated. One shouldn’t make a mockery of the democratic process with “Mamby Pamby” jabs at people doing their job in responding to residents’ wishes. It is your choice to see the situation so narrow-mindedly, and luckily you have a forum for your uneducated rant, as do the residents of Rumford who wish to maintain their neighborhood. P.S. Mr Maziarz—I read your online letter regarding Sweden (“Sweden Runs out of Garbage Has to Import from Norway”) and how it has run out of trash. You trashed Rumford residents in that write-up too. Well, I’m a permanent resident of Sweden, and what I can tell you is—if you paid an effective tax rate of minimum 30% as Swedes do (maximum of nearly 90%)—not only would your tax dollars improve the infrastructure which lacks here in RI, but you would also find less waste with which to send to the incinerator. I will, however, alert the ombudsman in Stockholm that if they would like to start importing your trash talk from over in Riverside, they are Valkommen. Mrs Penden of Rumford by way of Gothenburg, Sweden


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East Providence Town News Re-Opening a Cold Case - Ferris Avenue

On September 27, 2009, at about 12:30am, swastikas and a racial slur were spray painted on a Ferris Avenue home in the Rumford section of East Providence. The back of the home was set on fire with an accelerant. A family sleeping in the home was able to get out safely. This arson investigation is still open and active. There is still a $5,000 reward available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. An older, distinctive, metal gas can was left at the scene. The gas can is a two piece can with a gas container as the top half and a tool box as the bottom half. These gas cans were designed for use with chain saws. A sample photo is included; this is not the actual gas can recovered from the scene.

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Over several months before this incident, similar graffiti with swastikas and racial slurs, is known to have occurred nearby. Samples of the graffiti are included. The suspect is known to have traveled North on Ferris Ave towards the home on a bicycle and to have fled south of Ferris Ave, again on a bicycle. They were last seen rounding the curve in Ferris Ave, across from the entrance to Kimberly Rock Field. Anyone with information related to this fire, any similar graffiti or the metal gas can are asked to call Detective Michael Petow of the East Providence Police at 401-435-7648 or the RI State Fire Marshall’s Office Arson Watch Hotline at 401-462-4242.

East Providence Recreation 2013 Fall Program

Activities & center membership are limited to East Providence residents. Registration begins Monday, September 16th, at 9am. Register by calling 433-6360. Except where noted, programs begin the week of September 30th. *Fees apply where noted. Participants must obtain center membership: 1 year: Ages 6-17, $25 / Age 18+, $50 / Age 55+, $25

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After School Fun at The Rec.: Ages 6-14 Mon - Fri. 3-7pm (included with membership) After school time at the Rec. features a fun atmosphere for youth. Activities include sport competitions Games, cooking, crafts, music, community service projects and more! * Fees may apply to some activities* Karate: Ages 6-14 Thur. Beginner 6-7pm / Intermediate 7-8pm (must have taken beginner class at the Rec. Center) Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 / 10 wks. $50 per child / Gi available to order for $30 but not required. Teen Weight Training: Coed Ages 13-15 / M, W & F, 4-6pm / Begins Sept.30th Youth Basketball: Coed Ages 6-14 / Wed. / Beginners 4-5:30pm; Intermediates 5:30-7pm. *ability level tests held Oct 2nd from 5-6pm, classes begin Oct. 9 - Dec.11 $30 per child Teen Pick–Up Basketball Night: Ages 13-17 / Friday 7-9pm. Oct. 4, 11 / Nov. 1, 8, 22, 29 / Dec.6, 20, 27 Come to the Rec. and play recreational games of basketball. No referees, no standings, just honor calls and good sportsmanship. Different teams are formed each week. Indoor Soccer: Mon. Ages 6-9 4-5pm / Ages 10-14 5:30 – 6:30 pm begins Oct. 21 – Dec.16 $20 per child Dance: Ages 6-10: Sept. 30 – Dec. 16 10 wks. Ballet: Monday, 5-6pm $25 per child Tap: Monday, 6-7 pm $25 per child Cool Crafts: Ages 6-12 Mondays 4:30 -5:30pm / Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 / $15 per child for materials Girls Scouts: Ages 5-9 Friday 6-7pm Oct. 4 games, crafts and earn GS badges! Flag Football: Ages 10-14 Tuesday 6-7pm / 4 week session Oct.

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22, 29, Nov.5, 12 $10 per child Youth Basketball League: Grades 6-8 (co-ed) / $40 per child Games will be held on Saturdays between 9am-Noon. October 12th-December 14th / Registration ends Oct. 9th. Alternative for the lack of middle school sports, EPRD is proud to introduce its newest addition to the fall program. A 10 week, youth, refereed season and a chance for players to hone their skills, advance to higher levels of play and learn good sportsmanship and teamwork. Kids Night Out: Ages 6-12 Friday 6-9pm $5 per date Parents can enjoy their night out knowing that their children are at the Rec. Center enjoying a supervised evening full of activities, arts & crafts, games and more. Pizza & drinks provided. Space is limited and need to pre-register October 18 / November 15 / December 13 “Teen Scream”: Halloween dance Party for grades 4-8 Saturday, Oct. 26th 7-9pm $5 per child Tickets available at the Recreation Center & department’s main office located at the Sr. center, 610 Waterman Ave., starting October 1st. School Vacation Day Camp: Day camps are offered at the Recreation Center from 9am – 5pm during school vacation for youth members age 6-14. (not all days


October 2013 The Reporter offered) Activities include games, sports, arts & crafts and special themed events. Space is limited and pre –registration is required. Fee is $10 per day per child. December Day Camp: Dec. 23, 26, 27 & 30.

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Body Conditioning: (A total body resistance training with Pilates inspired movements and burst of cardio) All conditioning apparatus provided for this class, just bring water! Mon. & Wed. 7-8pm pre-pay monthly $25 or walk- in $5 / Begins Sept.30 Stretch: This class is designed to help the process of stretching by increasing body alignment & core strength. It is an excellent form for stress and joint pain relief. Mon. 6:30 – 7 pm $5p/ class Begins Sept30th Hatha Yoga: Tuesdays 6 - 7:30PM. $12/class when purchased on a monthly basis. $14 walk- in. *Please bring your own non-slip mat. Zumba Toning & Fitness: Traditional Zumba dance moves using toning sticks along with fitness moves! Thurs. 5:30 - 6:30PM begins Sept.26 - Dec. 19 $40 pre pay Fall Session at first class or $5 walk in Zumba: (Latin dance inspired fitness!) Tues. 5-6pm / begins Sept. 10th $5 walk in or pre pay 12 classes for $40 Step it Up: 1/2 aerobic step 1/2 floor & core work Wed. 6-7pm Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23& 30 $25 pay by fist class or walk-in after 1st class $7 per class Cardio/Sculpt: Get a jump on the day with a little bit of everything from active stretching to a cardio pumping burst with a little bit of strength training as well. We’ll work on balance, strength using hand weights, as well as body weight, some cardio and lots of great stretching. Be sure to wear comfy clothing, sneakers with good tread, and be sure to bring a towel and water, you’ll need it. Wed. 9am $5 per class beginning Sept. 25 Adult Cribbage Club: Thursdays 6:30pm Begins Oct.3rd Yoga: Thurs. 9 -10:30 am $3 p/class or pre-pay $10 p/month Jewelry Design: Tues. 1-3 pm $3 p/class or pre-pay $10 p/ month Line Dance: Beginner & Intermediate class begins Oct. 21

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Reiki Demonstration: Learn about the Japanese technique of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing! Reiki Master, Carole Caprio will give a free presentation and demonstration at the recreation center on Wed. October 16th from 5:30-7pm.

Babysitter Certification: This program offers boys & girls ages 11-16 the opportunity to learn about elements of 1st aid, CPR and child development and safety. Instructors are registered nurses with over 30 experience in the health care field! Course fee is $70 per person & includes a CPR book, reference materials, and certificate of completion. Snacks will be provided. Sat. November 2nd, 9am-3:30pm, at the recreation center. Turkey Trot Road Race: Annual 4.3 mile “fun run” through the beautiful “Terrace” neighborhood in the Riverside section of East Providence. Sat. November 23rd, 10am, starting at the recreation center. $15 pre-registration, $16 on the day of the race. Refreshments, prizes, canned food drive, fee T-shirts to 1st 50 entrants. Proceeds to benefit the EP recreation department.

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Remember when it used to be...over there Areas’ Lost Diners and More By Bob Rodericks

Like most aging cities across America, East Providence and its’ surrounding areas have become a place of bygones fading into our memories. The super store culture has replaced most of our mom and pop local businesses long ago. The big box stores like Wal-Mart and Home Depot have pushed the Warren Avenue Hardwares and Plywood Marts right into oblivion. Warren Avenue Hardware (aptly located) had any and everything a person may need. A famous sign hanging on the wall boldly stated that “If you can’t find it, just ask. It’s here.” Sort of like the ‘if we don’t have it, you don’t need it mentality’. The store held on for a long time but

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finally closed down in the 70’s. In fact, one of the owners was seen working at the Home Depot in Seekonk shortly after the closure. Today, after the closure of Standard Hardware, it is nearly impossible to buy a nail or screw within East Providence. Any serious carpentry or building needs must be met by shopping across the state line in neighboring Seekonk, Massachusetts. While there were never many lumber yards in town there was the Plywood Mart and then Grossman’s in Riverside and a lumber yard on Taunton Avenue. But today, hardly a piece of wood can be purchased from Rumford to Riverside.

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If one was hungry after shopping at Warren Avenue Hardware, one only needed to step next door and visit the small but popular Homestyle Pizza. It was arguably the best pizza joint in town but it has been long gone. There were many diners in town. The type that are popularized today on vintage signs and posters. Dinty Moores diner on Taunton Avenue served its’ famous ‘stew’ and all the comfort food found in the classic diners of yesteryear. Dinty Moores ads proclaimed, “Swell Grub - That’s All”. Dinty Moore’s was a Ward & Dickinson Diner. It was called Bob’s Diner from 1933 to 1934. In 1935 it became the Dinty Moore Diner and lasted into the 70’s. Nearby was an equally famous Crawshaw’s Diner which was across the street from Taunton Avenue’s Ben Franklin’s 5 & 10 Cent Store. No, Ben Franklin himself didn’t live or shop here. There were other diners with equally nostalgic impact such as Ernie Paddock’s on Newport Avenue, Dewey’s Diner on the corner of Massasoit and Waterman, the Crescent Diner at the corner of Warren and Pawtucket, Wrightman’s Diner on 1A in Rumford. These diners are all long gone. And there were still many more diners, some dating back to the 1920’s. There were Charlie’s and McDermott’s and the Star Diner on Newport Avenue. Many of these diners were home to daily ‘regulars’. These regulars would often meet every morning over breakfast and solve the world’s problems - or at least East Providence’s. One such popular diner was the Wampanoag Diner in Kent Heights. As one former patron put it,


October 2013 The Reporter “Breakfast was great, especially Mame’s pancakes and the meatloaf dinners! Prices were cheap, ambience not great, but the service and food were good.” On most mornings area politicians would hold court there. Former Mayor and veteran police officer Roland Grant was a fixture on most days. Wampanoag was sold in 2006 and the iconic diner was razed and the lot remains an eyesore today as a fenced in weed-strewn corner lot. Another popular meeting spot was CEBA’s diner on Taunton Avenue. Co-owned by Sam Abbood and family it served breakfast, lunch and light dinner and remained popular until slightly after the death of Abbood. His family continued the tradition for awhile but the business eventually closed as CEBA’s. It is open today however, but under a different name.

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all of the strip mall and box stores, there wasn’t much on Route 6 or the GAR highway. The Seekonk Twin opened in July 1958 as the Seekonk Family Drive-In. Built at a cost of over $500,000 by Norman Zalkind and Hyman Lepes, car capacity was announced at about 1,600. For awhile in the 70’s church services were held on Sunday mornings at the drive-in. People would sit in their cars and listen to a preacher who climbed atop a huge ladder to speak. Shortly after Ann & Hope (also a memory now) was built one could partially see most of one of the Konk screens from the store parking lot. Especially interesting when the drive-in started showing “R”rated movies. Across Route 6 was the BayState. At its’ 12th anniversary, the drive-in ran four consecutive nights of patron appreciation. Pearl necklaces were given to the first 100 female patrons; Elizabeth Arden perfume to the next 100 ladies; rain caps to all other females present; cigars to all men, and balloons, candy, and lollipops to kids (Wikepedia). When the driveins charged admission by the person, there are legendary stories of teens hiding in car trunks and under blankets in order to avoid the cost. Eventually the drive-ins charged a flat rate per car. And remember those crackly speakers which one had to clip on to the car window? More than a few were dragged home (accidently) at the end of the night. One facebook poster named Gil had this to say: “ Had my new drivers license and my first true love who was a Jr. when I was a sophomore at EPHS. It just doesn’t get better than that! Bay State Drive In and Eileen Darlings were a big part of my life at that time!” The drive-ins closed for good in the mid to late 80’s. For indoor theatres many kids would frequent the Gilbert Stuart Theatre on Maple Avenue in Riverside Square. Many weekend movies were offered at 50 cents for up to 12 year olds. And the famous Hollywood Theatre on Taunton Avenue was recently razed although closed for many years. continued on next page...

Windmill diner over the line in Providence. Other ghosts of the past included several car-hop type restaurants and drug stores featuring soda fountains. Crescent Pharmacy on Pawtucket Avenue was just South of the Warren Avenue intersection. Pharmacist owner Al Manoian operated what the locals called “Al’s Drugstore”. In addition to prescription meds and over the counter remedies, patrons could buy boxed chocolates, newspapers and magazines and enjoy an ice-cream float or a coke at the long soda fountain. Here too, regulars would congregate and chat about life. Similar drugstores existed in other corners of the city. Meadowcrest Pharmacy was at the Forbes and Willett corner and Friedman’s Rexall Drug was on Taunton Avenue. All had fountains and served treats to area families. Of course, ‘witch hazel’ was available but didn’t seem to move off the shelves too quickly. Next to Al’s Drugstore was Linden’s Market, then renamed Mr. Butcher. Denny Brown ran a small but very popular meat market selling quality meats cut to order. “Saugy’s were displayed next to filet mignon and other deli treats. Mr. Butcher packed them in on Saturdays. A popular pastime on most week-ends during this golden era of “Happy Days” was going to the local drive-in. Townies by the car load would go to the Seekonk Twin and BayState drive-ins on neighboring Route 6. Before the Ann & Hope and the Alperts and

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The Reporter October 2013 East Providence had its share of small stores for shopping including the large Broadway Mill Outlet on North Broadway (near the Rebello underpass is today). But, alas, it closed and a “big” mall came to EP. The celebrated Wampanoag Mall was built at the intersection of Pawtucket and Taunton avenues. It was anchored by Almacs, Cherry & Webb and Warwick Shoppers World. The inside of the mall had the typical chain stores such as Sacketts, Midland Records, Doktor Pet Centers, Cerel’s Jewelers, Roberts, Donnelly’s, Thom McCan, Fanny Farmer Chocolates and Chess King. Zayre’s was across the street and it, too, closed down. By the end of the 80’s the mall basically closed and all the connecting areas were blocked up. Almacs closed and the area now consists of a Stop & Shop, Marshall’s and other independent venues.

Seekonk Twin Drive-In Yes, Eileen Darlings, Lums, Sullivan’s Steak House, Giovanni’s, Asquino’s, The Little Place, A&W Root Beer - the list of closed icons is very long. There was also the WT Grant department store in Riverside. The A&W Root Beer drive-in diner was at the Forbes street intersection in Riverside. Many hot rodders would strut their stuff on Friday and Saturday nights. It didn’t last much past the mid 60’s. Only one car-hop place remains in all of RI. Drive to the A&W on route 44 in Greenville and “turn your lights on for service”. Many an ice cream lover would drive to the Pink Elephant on Route 44 in Seekonk. The Elephant sold some fast foods and was famous for ice cream sundaes and other cold treats on a warm summer night. It was also fun to see all the cool hot rods hanging out. Many EP youth would hike through the Kent Heights landfill (the dump) off Clyde avenue, through the woods where Ann & Hope would later be built, to find a deep rock cliff known as Indian Cliff. Resembling an Indian head, this area was a popular hangout for those brave enough to make the Indian Cliff. treacherous climb downward.

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Zayre's on Taunton Ave. If horse racing was your passion, the area had one of the country’s most active tracks. Mentioned in the movie The Sting, Narragansett Park was an American race track for Thoroughbred horse racing in Pawtucket, just over the Rumford line. The track was just south of Slater Park and west of the Ten Mile River. At the time, the river had been dammed downstream to form a reservoir for the East Providence water supply. Since 1934, Narragansett Park was a top-flight racing venue. On Monday, March 22, 1976, a spectacular fire destroyed two barns during the night. 38 thoroughbreds perished in the disaster. Track management had pointed to some 15 years of a declining betting handle, for lack of site improvements and finally the facility closed following the 1978 Labor Day weekend. But for 44 years, locals enjoyed some of the best horse racing in the country. All that remains of the original Narragansett Park is the grandstand building. With the roof and seats removed, it serves as a site for the discounter Building 19. Some old artifacts, such as tote boards and stairwells that end abruptly, still remain in the old facility. Three roads, Seabiscuit Place, War Admiral Place and Whirlaway Place, are in the area. Many more wondrous places from East Providence and it’s border neighbors are no longer around. Too many to mention in this space. The old Red Bridge transported people between East Providence and Providence’s East Side. Its’ rusting remnants still remain as an eyesore in parts of the East Providence waterfront. Of


October 2013 The Reporter course The Reporter ran a recent special on Crescent Park and other closed amusement parks which many readers commented on. Most likely there are many other nostalgic places from your past. Send your comments and pictures to add to this story. Email: bob_rodericks@yahoo.com.

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Events & Activities Free Flu Clinic October 9th

East Providence, RI – United Methodist Elder Care is hosting a free public flu clinic on Wednesday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Winslow Gardens facility located at 40 Irving Avenue, East Providence, RI. For more information contact (401) 438-4456.

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Spooktacular Event at Oak Knoll October 19th

Mass Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary is having their annual Halloween Spooktacular Event on Saturday, October 19 from 5-8pm at Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary at La Salette, located at 947 Park Street in Attleboro. Fee is 5.00 per person, under 3 free. Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary comes alive at night with this fun, non-scary, Halloween event. Visitors will be guided through pumpkin lit trails and greeted by forest inhabitants who share the history of the sanctuary along with natural history facts through fun skits, and stories. There will be crafts, games and more! Enjoy a Campfire and marshmallows for toasting, complimentary with your admission. Visit our bake sale for yummy goodies and hot drinks! Sign up online www.massaudubon.org/oakknoll or call 508223-3060 to reserve your time slot. Tours leave every 15 minutes.

The Little Brown Church in Watchemoket Square Bazaar October 19th

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will having its annual “The Little Brown church in Watchemoket square Bazaar” on Saturday October 19, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This years bazaar will be featuring a penny social with many wonderful prizes, jams, jellies, homemade fudge, baked good, jewelry, crafts, plants and handmade items. There will be a cafe featuring many specialties. The Thrift Shop and Book Nook will be open. St. Mary;s Episcopal church is located at 81 Warren Ave, East Providence. Telephone is 401=434-7456. Service hours are Saturday 5 pm   and Sunday morning mass at 9 am.

East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5K October 20th

The East Providence Firefighters will hold their 7th annual Freaky 5K road race on Sunday October 20th. Race kicks off at 10 AM from the Rumford Fire Station, 30 North Broadway. Runners and walkers of all skill levels will enjoy this fast course. Participants are encouraged to wear tasteful costume. Prizes will be awarded to various age groups and best costume. All proceeds to benefit the East Providence Firefighters Local 850 community fund. Please visit our website, epfdfreaky5k.com.

American Legion Riverside Post 10 Children’s Halloween Party October 20th

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 on 830 Willett Ave, Riverside will be hosting a Children’s Halloween party on Sunday October 20 from 1-3 PM. There will be games, food and fun and is FREE! There will be prizes for best costumes for the children. We will also be accepting non-perishable food donation for the East Providence Food Pantry. Please come out and enjoy the day!


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First Annual Great Townie Pumpkin Contest

Sunday, October 20th at The Looff Carousel in Riverside, RI Please join us for the First Annual Great Townie Pumpkin Contest! This will be a community building event to include food, crafts and a penny social along with the main attraction, who grew the best pumpkin in East Providence! Half of the proceeds from this event will benefit Middle School Sports via Project 106 and the other half will support the Carousel. Pumpkins will be judged from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Penny Social Winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. Great Townie Pumpkin Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. Pumpkins will be scored by the following method: Vendor Opportunities Food trucks, crafts, coffee, baked goods, local businesses, etc… All vendors will be welcomed. You must bring your own table/ chairs/displays. Set-up will begin at 8:30 and must be completed by 9:30. No electricity/water will be provided. Spaces will be assigned. Food Trucks - $20 Vendor Table - $10. Each vendor must donate one item for a penny social All registration forms must be accompanied by a check made payable to Project 106 and mailed to: Project 106 c/o 686 Willett Ave. Riverside, RI 02915. Vendors must be registered by September 30, 2013

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the East Providence Police Department (EPPD), and the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), announce a prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. at the East Providence Police Station located at 750 Waterman Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. For more information visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ drug_disposal/takeback/ or contact the EPPC at 401-435-1923.

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Saint Xavier Alumnae Homecoming and Reunion honoring the 50 year reunion of the Class of 1963 and all classes ending in 3 and 8 is Oct. 27 at Quidnessett Country club in North Kingstown. All classes are welcome. Call 401-438-3393 or visit stxavieralumnae.org.


October 2013

Holiday Craft Fair To benefit the East Providence Scout House

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The East Providence Scout House Association will be holding its 34th annual craft fair at the East Providence High School on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The East Providence Scout House Association is a non-profit organization which maintains and operates the Scout House used solely by the East Providence Girl Scouts to hold their weekly meetings. The proceeds from this craft fair are used to pay for the expenses of the scout house. Vendor space is still available. If you would like more information, please call Elaine at (401) 433-3166.

EPHS - Class of 1983 Reunion Friday, November 29, 2013

The East Providence High School Class of 1983 will be holding their 30th class reunion at Riviera Restaurant in East Providence on Friday, November 29. For more information or to update your address, please call 401-434-7061.

Holiday Breakfast Planned Nov. 30 November 30th

Save the date of Nov. 30 for holiday food and fun. Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of East Providence is planning its annual Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, November 30 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria of East Providence High School, 2000 Taunton Avenue, East Providence. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend this festive event. Student volunteers will offer free holiday body art and creative activities for children. “We strongly encourage people to purchase tickets in advance so they won’t be left out, “ notes Peter Barilla, CSF President. Past events have filled up quickly. Tickets are available by contacting Joan Kent at 401-431-1675 or jkent737@aol.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for the full course breakfast at $8 for adults and $4 for children age 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free. Local residents who want to purchase unique gifts for the holidays are invited to attend. Breakfast participants will be able to bid on dozens of donated prizes, including Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World, a three-piece set of Samsonite luggage, an iPod Touch donated by Pawtucket Credit Union, ski passes to Mt. Cranmore and Mt. Sunapee, theatre and concert packages, restaurant packages, sports teams packages, family fun packages and more. A wide array of raffle prizes will also be available. Local businesses have been very supportive of the event. Business sponsors include Barlow Designs, Perry/McStay Funeral Home and Wood’s Heating Service. Placemat ads are available, starting at $25. Businesses that would like to donate a silent auction or raffle item or sponsor a placemat ad can call Louise Paiva at 401-433-3463.

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St. Brendan Forever Young Club will hold its next members meeting on Tuesday, October 8, at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Rodger Lincoln will be our guest speaker. He will talk about “Cholesterol and the untold story of statin drugs.” A meeting will follow, with refreshments. Tickets will be sold for our November anniversary meeting. It will be a sandwich buffet. The cost is $7.00. Forever Young is also has a trip to Foxwoods on Wednesday, October 16. Departs from the American Legion Hall, 830 Willett Avenue at 8:00 a.m. and returns at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $22. You do not need to be a member to join us. Please call Ann Moss at 437-0963.

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Something new at Hunts Mills: 3 full color interpretive signs which let you learn about the area while looking straight at the site you are reading about. And on view inside the Hunt House is the special 160th anniversary Rumford Baking Powder Company exhibit – did you know that Count Rumford was a Tory and sold Patriot secrets to the British? Or that the Horsford/Rumford Company sold “cures?” Come check this exhibit out and nibble some goodies from a Rumford cookbook. Have a Fall picnic in the Hunts Mills picnic area beside the Ten Mile horseshoe dam.

“Watchemoket: Commercial Gateway To East Providence”

Monday –October 28 – 7Pm At Tockwotten

If you attended last year’s EPHS Watchemoket Series lecture, “195: the Making of East Providence?” you learned how, in the name of “progress,” the highway cut right through the heart of this city’s financial district and forced the relocation of homes and businesses. In this third presentation in the series, Ned Connors, industrial architectural historian and chair of the EP Historic District Commission, will explain the factors that naturally drew commerce to the Watchemoket area. Ned’s presentations are always humorous and contain little known facts. Tockwotten warmly welcomes EPHS members and the public to its new facility. Arrive early for a good seat. And don’t forget to check the WSD display at City Hall in the month of October. The EPHS is a volunteer organization in its 47th year dedicated to the preservation of local history. We maintain the 18th century John Hunt House Museum/ genealogy library at 65 Hunts Mills Road in the Hunts Mills Historic District, 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.ephist.org or call 438-1750


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The Lions Club of Rumford is sponsoring a Ham & Bean Supper on Sunday November 17th. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project and also help provide groceries, turkeys and hams to local families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The food will be served between 5:00 and 8:00 PM at the Santa Maria Club, 846 Broadway in East Providence. The meal will consist of baked ham, beans, coleslaw, rolls, butter, coffee, and tea. Dessert will be a Make Your Own Sundae Dessert Bar, a cash bar is also available. Lions Lenny Rounds, John Barone, and Peter Barilla, who have all been rated “Top Chefs” by fellow Lions, will be preparing the meal using family favorite recipes. A giant raffle will be held during the dinner, you do not need to be present to win. Everyone is invited to attend, so bring your family and friends. Tickets are $11 for ages 12 & up, $5 for children ages 6 through 11, ages 5 & under eat free. Tickets can be purchased from any Rumford Lion. Questions can be emailed to us at rumfordlions@ cox.net or call us at 401-632-0859. Although advance ticket sales help in planning they will also be available at the door.

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Riverside Circle #28, Daughters of Isabella will hold the installation of officers (2013-2015) on Sunday, October 6, 2013 following the 10:30 AM mass at St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Ave, Riverside, RI. The installation dinner will be held at 1:00 pm at the Davenport Restaurant in East Providence. Call Betty at 435-6158 or Diane at 744-7719 for tickets and information. The circle will meet on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall, Crescent View Ave, Riverside. The rosary will be said at this meeting. Our ice cream social will close the meeting.

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People in the News Providence Senate Produces Top Recruit for Class of 2014

Jadee Scott-Jones, of East Providence Senior High School, is regarded as one of the top Female Bowling Prospects in the nation for the Class of 2014. Jadee, who bowls out of the highly successful Providence Senate Junior Program, is expected to announce her college choice during the early signing period in mid-November. However, before then, she will make five Official Visits and two unofficial visits to perspective college institutions in the next couple of months. Jadee plans to study Engineering, and has somewhat tamed her choices for college down to seven (7 schools) from the many, many suitors that are interested in signing this star athlete. Jadee has been bowling since the age of 3 and has always been one of the top female bowlers for her age on a state and national level. She won her first Ocean State High Average award at age 7. By the time she was 10, she had already posted three (3) sanctioned 600 series. By the age of 11, she was the top female youth bowler her age in the nation while carrying a 185 league average. Her career best sanction scores are: 218 average, 797 series and of course she has a perfect (300) game under her belt. Jadee also is the only Senate female bowler to ever convert the 7-10 split, and that happened last September during league play. The Providence Senate has produced some very; very talented female youth bowlers over the years, but none have ever accomplished more at the same point in their careers as Jadee has.

Jadee’s stock really shot through the roof this past summer, when she traveled to Detroit, Michigan and Arlington, Texas to participate in two different USBC events under the watchful eyes of many college coaches. In July, she traveled to Detroit to compete in the 2013 North Pointe Junior Gold National Championship Tournament. Jadee has been participating in this particular event since the age of eleven (well before

these newly formed U15 and U12 divisions). So with all that experience of competing at a high level and against the best and oldest youth bowlers in nation summer-aftersummer, Jadee proved once and for all that she is indeed a top talent by finishing in 20th Place overall out of 631 female athletes. At this event, she also finished the best out of all New England area females’ athletes in the U20 division. continued on next page...

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In August, she then traveled to Arlington, TX to participate in the 2013 Bowling Combine at the International Training & Research Center where they orchestrated an intensive “Player Analysis” regime for all the college coaches in attendance. At this two-and-a-half day event, each individual participant was evaluated in three specific areas (Sport, Athleticism and “It Factor”). The Sport Specific Skill Stations evaluates: (1) Spare Shooting, (2) Release Ranges, (3) Shot Repeatability and (4) Speed Ranges. The Athleticism Stations evaluates: (1) Functional Movements, (2) Vertical Jump, (3) Broad Jump, (4) Grip Strength, (5) Balance Test and (6) a Twelve Minute Run. The “It Factor” evaluates: (1) Personality Profile, (2) Bowling IQ and (3) Problem Solving. At the end of the Bowling Combine, the athletes were ranked amongst each other according to their Performance Evaluation Test Score or P.E.T score. These results were also giving to all the college coaches at the conclusion of the Combine and discussed during the Meet with the Coaches Recruiting sessions. Jadee finished with a P.E.T score of 184, and ranked as one of the top female athletes at the Bowling Combine in their 3-year history. Jadee was already a house-hold name to most nationally ranked college programs, but after this summer she has positioned herself to be one of the most heavily recruited high school bowling prospects for the Class of 2014. The Providence Senate Bowling Team (Coached by Marty Jones) proved once again that despite not having high school bowling in our area, we are still able to produce top level college prospects year-after-year that draws the best college coaches to RI for recruitment purposes.

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Shondra Texeira to Perform with the 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles

Shondra Texeira, a senior from East Providence High School,  has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Concert Band sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Shondra will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on October 30, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. These exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the baton of four of the most prominent conductors in the United States:   Dr. Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth, and Rodney Whitaker. The 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville, TN. Shondra, who is the daughter of Victor & Rita Texeira and sister of Taylor Texeira, will be playing French horn while she is participating. To be selected for these unique opportunities is a once-in-alifetime experience for students and a testimony to their excellence and achievements. Their participation deserves the admiration and support of everyone in their community Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.

Megan M. St. Ledger joins the firm of Duffy & Sweeney

PROVIDENCE, RI (September 13, 2013) – The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney has added three new attorneys; among them Megan M. St. Ledger, of Rumford. Megan is a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D 2007, magna cum laude) and Providence College (B.A. Political Science and English 2004, summa cum laude). Her practice and experience span a wide range of litigation, advisory, and regulatory matters, with a focus on commercial and intellectual property disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Megan was an associate for more than four years in the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, located in New York City, and clerked for Judge James J. Brady of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Admitted to practice in New York.

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                                     

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   



  

                   

      

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   

                     

    

 

  

                     

    

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       


October 2013

RI Health Care Association Announces 2013 Rihca Award Winners

The Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) has announced the winners of the 2013 RIHCA Awards. The awards were initiated twelve years ago to honor the talents and dedication of volunteers, professionals and others who work to improve the lives of those residing in Rhode Island’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.  Nearly 300 people attended a special awards luncheon held recently at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick to pay tribute to this year’s winners. Local recipients are: •Distinguished Administrator: Donna Amaral, Eastgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, East Providence •2013 Volunteers of the Year:  John Duffy, Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence  The Rhode Island Health Care Association is Rhode Island’s largest non-profit, professional organization of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers with 65 member facilities throughout the state.

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Brianna Starck on Volleyball Team at Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL - Brianna Starck of Riverside, RI will be playing for Blackburn’s Volleyball team this fall. As the new fall semester kicks off, the Blackburn College Women’s Volleyball team has been spending quite a few hours in the gym in preparation for the upcoming season. The team recognizes a few new faces this year, among those is new head coach Suzannah Behnken. To see game times and places, visit Blackburn’s Athletic website at http://www. blackburnbeavers.com/landing/index. Founded in 1837, Blackburn College is a four-year, Presbyterianrelated, co-educational liberal arts college located in Carlinville, Illinois. One of the seven work colleges in the U.S., Blackburn is the only one with a student managed Work Program. Blackburn was ranked by US News as the 2012 #2 Best Value College in the Midwest; and placed #65 in The Washington Monthly’s ranking of Baccalaureate Colleges. The school remains the most affordable, residential private liberal arts college in the state.

Uri Graduate Student Jennifer Delacruz From East Providence Helps Screen Needy Women In Peru For Cervical Cancer

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Mary-Ellen Hoban of Riverside, RI Earned a Degree from the University of New Haven

WEST HAVEN, CT - Mary-Ellen Hoban of Riverside, RI, graduated from the University of New Haven on August 24, 2013 with an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.

Kingston, RI - University of Rhode Island graduate student Jennifer Delacruz of East Providence, RI, recently traveled to Peru with five other students as part of a cytopathology course that examines the challenges of conducting cervical cancer screenings in developing nations. While in Peru, the students, fresh from passing their board of certification exams, received their first experience providing diagnoses to patients. They examined samples of cervical cells through a microscope and analyzed them for signs of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions. The students, along with Professor Barbara Klitz and Education Coordinator Nadia Saadeh, worked with local health care provider CerviCusco to screen Pap smears collected from women in rural communities. When they returned to the United States, the students drafted prevention programs for other countries where cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women. The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,680 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2013, more than 3,200 undergraduate and about 770 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has about 110,000 alumni worldwide

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East Providence Public Libraries October Teen Programs

East Providence Library Locations www.eastprovidencelibrary.org

(Programs are for ages 10 + unless otherwise noted.)  

Weaver Memorial Library 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 401-434-2453 Monday - Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5

BABYSITTING TRAINING CLASS @ Weaver 

** For ages 11-15 CCRI Pediatric Nursing Students present a day of hands-on babysitting training. Certificate awarded upon completion. (Please bring your lunch.) Saturday, October 12th, 10am – 2pm. Call 434-2453 to register.  

Riverside Branch Library 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI 401-433-4877 Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5

  MUMMY CANDY HOLDER CRAFT @ Weaver and Riverside

Make a cute candy holder for Halloween treats! Tuesday, October 22nd, 3pm @ Riverside Thursday, October 24th, 3pm @ Weaver   HALLOWEEN MOVIES @ Weaver and Riverside “THE LOST BOYS” (rated R) – Thursday, October 10th, 6pm @ Riverside “NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” (rated PG) – Thursday, October 24th, 6pm @ Riverside “HOCUS POCUS” (rated PG) – Saturday, October 26th, 2pm @ Riverside “BEETLEJUICE” (rated PG) – Monday, October 28th, 6:30pm @ Weaver  

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Drop In Knit and Crochet Club Tuesday evenings from 6:00 -7:30pm Drop in on the Knit& Crochet Club.  Other needle work is welcome too!  

All That’s Familiar: How to Remain in Your Home and Age in Place Monday, October 7, 2013 7:00pm

Anne R. Rachin has a newly released book which addresses the question of how to continue living at home as age and medical limitations threaten one’s independence.  As a home care administrator for the past thirty years, Anne recognized the need for a


October 2013 resource book that promotes and demonstrates how home services care can enable one to remain at home until end of life. 

Socrates Café Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:30pm

Photography Club Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:30pm

Professional photographer Ernest Price leads a monthly photography club for amateur photographers of all levels. Registration has closed.

Laughter is the Best Medicine Monday, October 21, 2013 7:00pm

Like inner jogging, laughter improves your breathing, reduces stress, lifts your spirits, and burns calories!  So sit back and relax with storyteller/humorist Carolyn Martino for an evening of jokes, stories and other assorted goodies guaranteed to entertain, delight, inspire, and make you laugh a lot! Who knows, you may even lose 5 pounds!

“Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate the house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping…”  continue reading on TurnerClassicMovies.com. *Be sure to go to http://www.eastprovidencelibrary.org/ Calendar of Events to see the Halloween Movies schedule at the Riverside Branch Library! Library programs are free and open to all.  No registration is needed unless otherwise stated.  Questions?  Contact Joyce at eplibraryjoyce@yahoo.com or 401- 434-2453.

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CREATING PICTURE BOOKS WORKSHOP @Weaver

Tuesdays, Oct. 8 & 15, 3:45-4:45 - For recording purposes the Oct. 15 meeting may run longer than the allotted time. Grades 4-8, limit 14 kids REGISTER: Call 434-2453 Cathren Housley, a published award-winning children’s book illustrator, offers this two part workshop to demystify the creative process in a simple and entertaining manner. Children will be introduced to picture books in a unique way - spinning stories without using words! Each participant will complete their own illustrated book. Pictures and audio recordings from these stories will be part of a collaborative mixed media installation to be performed at the Weaver Library in winter 2014.

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CCRI Pediatric Nursing Students present a day of hands-on babysitting training. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly care for children, toddlers, and infants. Certificate awarded upon completion. Bring a brown bag lunch.

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No advance registration is necessary. Half hour storytimes include stories, songs, crafts, and other activities. Tuesdays, 1:30pm, ages 3 - 6 @ Riverside Wednesdays, 9:30am, ages birth - 35 months @ Riverside Wednesdays, 6:30pm, ages 2 – 6 @ Weaver Thursdays, 9:30am, ages birth – 35 months @ Weaver Thursdays, 10:30am, ages 3 – 6 @ Weaver Saturdays, 10:00am, ages 2 - 6 @ Weaver

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RECYCLED CREATION CRAFTS @Weaver

Grades 1-5 Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 10 Use recycled materials to create interesting and unique crafts.

LEGOs @ the Library

@RIVERSIDE - Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45, Oct. 23, Nov. 27 @WEAVER - Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 Ages 5 & up Lego fans are invited to build alongside other kids who love LEGOs. The librarian will provide a theme for inspiration. Kids can stick to the theme, or just explore the open-ended possibilities of creating with a giant mountain of LEGOs.

BOOKIES @Weaver

Grades 1-5 Tuesdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 12 & 26, 3:45-4:45 Read and act out great stories, tell jokes, make crafts, eat snacks, play games, and more!

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Rhode Island and The Other Forty Nine

Roberta Mudge Humble will be the guess speaker at the October Meeting of The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Recently returned to Rhode Island from a trip presenting this program 24 times in some states from Mississippi to Montana, from Vermont to Arkansas where she was well received, Roberta will present her very entertaining and informative program, Rhode Island and the Other Forty Nine. The program touts Rhode Island but offers an eye and earful of the other forty nine states as well. The audience will realize Rhode Island to be a state as significant as any other. The program will be presented at the Riverside Public Library, Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, on Wednesday Oct. 16th at 6:30 P.M. The public is welcome to join us for this great program.


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Weaver Library Book Sale...Oct 17-20

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY Saturday October 26, 2013 East Providence Police Station 750 Waterman Avenue, EP, RI 02914 10am-2pm Free, anonymous, no questions asked. Drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, will hold its annual Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, HELP US TO KEEP THEM OUT OF October 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 20 from 1-5 p.m. The sale will take place in the Champlin Program Room. THE HANDS OF YOUTH AND OUT OF Proceeds will benefit library programs, including museum passes OUR WATER SUPPLY!!! and special concerts and events. A new feature will be a Members Only Preview Sale for Friends of the East Providence Public Library on Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The membership year starts October 1. Individuals who are not Friends can join and all past Friends can rejoin for a $5 per person annual membership fee, payable at the door. All paid members are welcome to purchase books at this advance sale. Thousands of books will be available at very reasonable prices. Hard cover and soft cover books are $1, pocket-sized paperbacks are 25¢, CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1, and VHS tapes are 2 for $1. A special selection of books, including vintage editions will be priced as marked. For your convenience, books are sorted in clearly marked categories. Stock up on top-selling novels by your favorite authors, sorted alphabetically. There is a selection of books for children and young adults as well as large print books and biographies. Books on sports, art, music, poetry, history, F600 Firelight cooking, health, self-help, gardening, home Wood Stove repair, writing, religion, travel and leisure activities are also available. Questions? Call the library at (401) 434-2453.

Rose Marie Sirenski, Chair of the Friends of the East Providence Public Library, sorts some of the thousands of books that will be available at the Fall Book Sale Oct. 17-20.

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Visit one of our Advertisers today! Exterior home maintenance tips * Clean those gutters. Remove leaves and debris, then flush your gutters with water. This will help prevent clogged drains and reduce the potential formation of ice dams, which can cause excess water to get backed up and seep back into the house. * Clean your window and patio door screens and put them into storage. Better yet, consider investing in Pella Rolscreen products that roll out of sight when not in use, keeping them cleaner and eliminating the need for seasonal storage. * Install storm doors. Storm doors help insulate your home against drafts and strong winds.

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SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS Sports Update By Bob Rodericks New Athletic Director for EPHS

Paul Amaral is resigning as Townie AD and returning to the gym as a teacher. His Assistant AD Bob Duarte will be taking over. Amaral has been the AD for the past 7 years and felt “it is time to move on”. “I’m excited to take over and continue the tradition of helping EP Athletes,” Duarte told the Reporter. “I have some new ideas that I want to propose and our year got off to a good start with the gym restoration project,” he added. For his part Amaral, a former Townie athlete, said he was satisfied with his tenure as AD. “I’ve been AD as long as my two predecessors,” he added. “It’s time to move on.”

Middle School Sports Back (sort of...)

Middle school sports has been reinstated in the school budget, but without a definite commitment from city officials. $75,000 has been placed in a line item for supplies, uniforms and fees. Coaches, however will not be paid and will have to volunteer their time. The final budget awaits passage.

New Basketball Youth League:

The East Providence Recreation Center on Bullocks Point Avenue in Riverside is offering a brand new youth basketball league. “New Youth Basketball League! Starting here at the center. Sign-up Now!” says Rec Center staff. Here are the details: Grades 6-8 (co-ed) / $40 per child games will be held on Saturdays between 9am-Noon. October 12th-December 14th / Registrations are being taking now and end Oct. 9th. This 10 week, youth, refereed season provides a chance for players to hone their skills, advance to higher levels and learn good sportsmanship and teamwork. There are 3 easy ways to register; at 100 Bullocks Point Ave. Riverside, RI or call 401-433-6360. You can also register by leaving your information (Child’s Name, Birthdate, Phone #) in a message on Facebook and the Rec Center will contact you. Also, anyone possibly interested in being involved in the league and volunteering as a coach, scorekeeper or pair of extra hands would be greatly appreciated.

Coach Sandy Gorham Nominated for Nation’s Best:

EPHS Head Football Coach, Sandy Gorham has been nominated for the USA Today Best coach award. The fourth installment of USA TODAY High School Sports’ “Best Of” contest series kicks off at noon (ET) Monday, Sept. 30, with the first-ever Best High School Football Coach contest. USA TODAY staffers have selected eight active head football coaches in each state after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. From there, the fans will decide which coach emerges from a list of 408. There will be three rounds of voting. The state round begins at noon (ET) Sept. 30 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 8. The 51 winners – each state plus Washington, D.C. - advance to a regional round, where they will be divided among eight regions of six or seven coaches apiece. The regional round begins at noon (ET) Oct. 9 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 18. The eight regional winners move onto the national round, which starts at noon (ET) Oct. 21 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 29. The champion is crowned based on most votes in the final round.

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The athletic department of the winning coach will receive $2,000. Second through fifth places also receive cash prizes for the athletic departments: second ($1,000), third ($500), fourth ($250) and fifth ($100). All eight finalists receive banners for their schools.

EPHS Girls Volleyball:

EP rebounded from a tough finish at NK and played their best volleyball of the season against a veteran Prout team. The team was solid in all phases of the game as this truly was a total team effort. The JV team won their match 2-0 as they prepare for the 9th/10th Tournament at Mt. Hope. The Townies got off to a slow start against Ponaganset and had to come back from a 17-11 deficit. The team started fast in game two, then lost focus and allowed the Chieftains to make it close. In game three the team finally put together a complete game. “This is a much needed win as the team is learning how to finish games and win together,” said coach Alex Butler. Seniors Logan Fontes and Kaitlyn Bellamy combined for 15 kills, Cassia Spivey had 18 assists and 9 aces. The JV team won their match 2-0.

EPHS Football Slow Start:

The Townies are off to a slow start with three losses against Hendricken, Mount Pleasant and Woonsocket High Schools. The Townies are a young team and inexperienced but “we are working hard in practice and hope to get better as the season progresses,” said head coach Sandy Gorham.

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AYSO Dragons Team

The East Providence AYSO Dragons Soccer Team had an impressive year winning the second season; winning the U8 championship at Sherwood Ultra Sport and finishing 5-1-2 in the 2013 Spring Super Liga. They also won all three of their games at the 2013 South Kingstown Father’s Day Tournament. The Dragons kicked off their third season of competitive youth soccer with their entry into the U10 boys division 2013 Fall Super Liga Tournament. This is the Dragons first appearance at the U10 level. The team had to move up in age as some of the players aged out of the U8 division. A decision was made to keep the team together by moving up five U8 players (ages ranging from 7 to 8 years old) to the U10 division. The move has paid off and the chemistry of the team shows in their 3-0 Super Liga record thus far. Coach Bob DaSilva had this to say, “These fine young players are the future of soccer in East Providence. I am honored to be coaching such a great group of boys and to know their wonderfully supportive families.” Indoor practices and tournaments contribute so much to the growth and development of players, but they are very costly. The parents are hoping to offset the cost by fundraising and team sponsorships. The team is holding a pasta dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00pm at the Santa Maria Club located at 846 Broadway in East Providence. The dinner is being sponsored by B. Pinelli’s Simply Italian Restaurant. Mr. Pinelli, an advocate

and sponsor, is a prime supporter who willingly and generously donated to help the community make this event possible for the children and their families. Please contact Donna Capelo (401) 935-8815 or Jamie Calouro (401) 486-4242 if you would like to purchase tickets. Event will also have raffles of gift baskets and gift certificates. Any individuals or businesses that would like to make a tax deductible donation, no donation is too small, please contact Donna or Jamie. All sponsorships will be recognized at the event and on the AYSO Team dragons facebook page and webpage throughout the 2013-2014 Soccer Year.

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The East Providence Middle Schools Athletics Booster Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is geared towards reinstating sports to both East Providence Middle Schools. Through dedication and hard work this goal can be achieved. Below are the rates to become a supporter and a Booster Club Member. Please review the options and check the option that best fits your needs. ___ $10.00 individual membership. With this membership you get a magnet and discount on all Booster Club events. This membership is $10.00 a year to renew. ___ $20.00 individual plus 1. This membership gets you a magnet, one shirt, and discounts to all Booster Club events. This membership is $10.00 a year to renew. ___ $38.00 family plan. This would cover 2 adults and all children under 14 living at the address. With this membership you get a magnet, 2 shirts and discounts on all Booster Club events. This membership is $25.00 a year to renew. NAME: ____________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: _________________________ SHIRT SIZE REQUIRED: (ALL SIZES ARE ADULT)

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Riverside Minor League Champions Little Tykes

Riverside Andreozzi Team

Riverside Andreozzi Team Compiled a 4 and 2 record and made it all the way to the playoff quarter finals. They lost to a team that made it to the championship game by a score of 5 to 4 in a tight game. Out of 20 total teams Riverside was 1 of 8 to advance to the playoffs in this 8 year old and under tourney. Roaster Included: Vincent Enright, CJ Hess, John Anderson, Jarrid Gomes, Matt McDuff, Tyler Jordan, Ethan Martins, Austin Martins, Braden Drury, Dylan Palombo, Nate Desrosiers, Jayden Parsons and Drew O’Brien Coaches: Vinny Enright, Chris Hess, John Anderson and Nino Gomes

AYSO East Providence Families Take Part in Food And Toy Drive!

AYSO families have taken part in an Annual Food Drive which this year benefits, Hope & Faith Community Drive, and a Toy Drive in memory of an AYSO volunteer, Joe Silva. AYSO collected several large bags of food, and over 100 toys! AYSO would like to thank all of those families who took part in our events. If you are interested in donating a Toy or any Food items AYSO will gladly collect them for distribution to these local charities, each Saturday between 8 am and 2 pm now through Oct 26th.

The 2013 Riverside Minor League Champions Little Tykes compiled a 14 and 2 regular season record and rolled through the playoffs going 4 and 0. Just a unbelievable bunch of young hard working boys!! Roster Included: Vincent Enright, CJ Hess, John Anderson, Jarrid Gomes, Matt & Tom McDuff, Bradon Almedia, Noah Midgley, Matt Smith, Isaiah Jean-Louis, Aiden Green, Alexander Crowley and Kyle Hisey. Coaches: Vinny Enright, Chris Hess, John Anderson and Nino Gomes

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East Providence Businesses to Host Third Annual Watchemoket Square Day East Providence, Rhode Island businesses and organizations located or associated with “The Square” have planned a fun and informative day for young and old. This year’s annual Watchemoket Square Day is set for Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00am - 3:00pm. The day-long event is a celebration of Watchemoket Square’s past, present and future. Indoor and outdoor activities  will take place on or near Warren Avenue (Rt. 6) in East Providence. The event is open to the public with plenty of free parking and no admission fee. The event opens at 9:00am with the Watchemoket Square Day Parade stepping off from East Providence City Hall,145 Taunton Avenue and travelling on Taunton Avenue to South Broadway. It will turn right onto South Broadway until it reaches Warren Avenue. It will turn right again and travel on Warren Avenue (Rt. 6) down to Waterfront Drive and Tockwotton on the Waterfront. The parade ends at Hot Rides, Inc. located at 30 Veterans Memorial Drive, East Providence. Local schools, sports teams, organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the parade; which will also feature classic cars traveling to the Classic Car Show at Hot Rides at the end of the parade route. Contact Ken Andrade for information at 401.435.4444.

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Several new features have been added to this year’s event itinerary. Free, boat ride tours along the East Providence waterfront are scheduled for the morning, and tours in the afternoon will be offered for a nominal charge. The tours are co-hosted by East Providence Yacht Club, Providence River Boats and East Providence Historical Society. The free tours are scheduled for 11:00am, 11:45pm and 12:30pm and will leave

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Happy Watchemoket Square Day! Look for Gilmore’s Flower Shop Delivery Truck for a free flower on Saturday, October 19, 2012 during the Watchemoket Square Day Celebration from 9am to 3pm. Gilmore’s Flower Shop, your local, family-owned full service flower shop since 1936, always a large supply of fresh flowers and decorative plants in stock and available for delivery six days a week. Call us at 401-434-3667 M-Sat, 8am-5:30 (4:00pm on Sat) or visit www.gilmoresflowershop.com. The East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Watchemoket Square Day Information Booth on the lawn of St. Mary’s Church. Souvenir T-shirts and sweatshirts will be available for sale; along with complimentary street maps and giveaways from area businesses. Self-guided walking tours of the area, mapped out from previous Watchemoket Square Day tours, can be downloaded at www.ephs.org, or picked up at the Information Booth on the day of the event.

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There will be lots of  fun activities for kids at Hot Rides, 30 Veterans Memorial Parkway. Breakfast and lunch specials will be offered at the local establishments: Bridgeview Cafe, The Watchemoket Tavern, The 133 Club  and East Providence Yacht Club. The  popular, annual church bazaar at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 81 Warren Avenue will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Sat., October 19th • 9am - 3pm History of Watchemoket Square

Watchemoket Square (pronounced Watch-uh-Mocket or Watch-Moe-ket) began near Bold Point and was used by the Wampanoag Indians to cross the Seekonk River to what is now Providence. Watchemoket is an Indian word meaning the proximity of the river and the tidal marsh… with the feel and smell of the area. In the early years of East Providence, which was then known as Rehoboth, Massachusetts, the site was the best place to cross the river. In 1793, John Brown of Providence built a bridge from Fox Point (Providence) to Bold Point. In 1885, an iron bridge was built which led to development in the area; including an inn followed by over one hundred businesses. By 1906, Watchemoket Square became the central business district of East Providence and covered approximately nine acres of land in the central section of the town. For more information about the Third Annual Watchemoket Square Day, visit the Watchemoket Square Facebook page or their Web site: watchemoketsquareday.com or contact the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce, 401.438.1212 www. eastprovchamber.com.

Schedule of Events

9:00am – 10:00am Watchemoket Square Day Parade, steps off from East Providence City Hall

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Saturday at 5pm Sunday at 9:00am includes Sunday school All are welcome to join us for worship

9:00am – 3:00pm Annual Church Bazaar at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 81 Warren Avenue 9:00am – 3:00pm Event Information Booth on lawn of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 81 Warren Avenue 10:00am – 2:00pm Classic Car Show; music, food and more for kids and adults at Hot Rides, 30 Warren Avenue 11:00am, 11:45am and 12:30pm Free boat tours of the waterfront, narrated by East Providence city planner, Jeanne Boyle. Limited seating. Reservations required. Contact East Providence Historical Society at 401.438.1750 1:15pm – 3:00pm Thirty-minute boat rides along the East Providence waterfront. First come, first serve at East Providence Yacht Club, 9 Pier Road. $10 per person

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JOIN US! East Providence Historical Society Third Annual Watchemoket Square Day At Tockwotten Saturday – October 19 – 10-3

By now, you have noticed that WSD is a happening event: a parade, bazaar, car show, kiddie events, historical house tours and presentations, discounts/ specials at your favorite restaurants and just plain neighborliness. People who were raised in the area but moved away have started coming back to see what’s new and to share memories. There’s a lot of civic pride emerging and the EPHS is in the thick of things. This year EPHS will be based at Tockwotten’s new facility on Waterfront Drive (you have found that by now?) and we will present old Watchemoket in the lobby. While you are in the old Square, please take time to stop by the entrance of Odd Fellows Hall to view an exhibit of the interior upstairs space and stop by the bazaar at St. Mary’s, a gem of a Gothic revival church built in 1872. And lastly, if you find yourself with an hour to take a walk, check our web site www.ephist to print out self-guided walking tours from previous years.

2013 Special Event :

Boat Tours

Watchemoket Square Day – October 19th In place of the usual EPHS neighborhood walking tours, EP Planning Director Jeanne Boyle will lead free BOAT TOURS of the waterfront from the EP Yacht Club dock on Waterfront Drive at 11:00am, 11:45am and 12:30 pm. There are exciting, ambitious plans for the EP coastline in the Upper Bay, and the view from the water will be very informative. The history of this area is rich indeed! Boat seating is very limited – Please call 438-1750 to reserve a space. If you miss those tours, Providence River Boat will continue to offer tours during the afternoon for a fee. Please see your local paper for details about parking and cost of tours.

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Who’s Who... Dublin Rose Sports Pub to Open in Seekonk, MA Seekonk, Massachusetts will soon welcome a new Irish Sports Pub to the neighborhood. Dublin Rose, located at 940 Fall River Ave sits right off Route 6 in the space formerly occupied by DiParma Italian Table and is set to open in early August 2013. The 250seat neighborhood venue was developed by the same owners as McGreevy’s 3rd Base Saloon, Abby Lane Food & Spirits and Petit Robert Central Bistro in Boston, MA, The Whiskey Republic and Lola’s Cantina in Providence, RI and Turner’s Yard in Pembroke, MA. “Approachability, affordability and a neighborhood environment are all key factors in the guest experience at Dublin Rose,” said Tyler Almeida, General Manager for Dublin Rose. “We’ve developed a concept which takes the welcoming atmosphere of an Irish pub and infuses a focus on sports to create a place both residents of the local community and guests visiting this area will enjoy. Our promise is to provide Seekonk with an authentic neighborhood restaurant that consistently produces delicious handcrafted food and spirits at reasonable prices. Our guests will experience great service and hospitality in a fun and family-friendly environment.” The menu at Dublin Rose will feature a wide-variety of traditional American pub favorites. “Being located in such a high-traffic area, we’re developing a relatable menu to attract the wide variety of guests we’ll host,” said Shannon Finks, Director of Business Development for Dublin Rose. “The incorporation of both popular favorites and local craft brews into our beer selection along with an array of craft cocktails make for an authentic and enticing drink menu.” Dublin Rose will open for both lunch and dinner service, creating jobs for a staff of 50+ local residents. With a local focus, authentic ambiance and neighborhood partnerships, Dublin Rose promises to cater to the community. Dublin Rose includes a full entertainment license, which will be used to broadcast sporting events over HDTV’s as well as allow for local music nights and special events. Private dining areas and a separate function ballroom space is able to accommodate corporate functions and special events of up to 500 guests. Dublin Rose is conveniently located at 940 Fall River Ave, adjacent to the Clarion Hotel. Additional information will be announced via www.DublinRose.com, facebook.com/TheDublinRose and on twitter @thedublinrose.

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T n F Wellness occupies a spot in an increasingly bustling portion of Riverside, making its residence at 15 Forbes Street, just North of Willett Avenue. A small and unassuming storefront adorned in pretty colors and little signage gives way to a shake and tea bar that may hold the keys to better health for many of its visitors and our readers. “We didn’t really have any type of wellness place here. We wanted to see what kind of influence we could be on Riverside,” says owner Tara Wallace. Wallace is a pharmacist by trade. In pursuit of better personal health, Wallace discovered Herbalife, a company that promises “Nutrition for a better life.” Herbalife products are available through roughly 2.5 million independent distributors around the world, including Wallace. “The great thing about the products is, you don’t just get a product, you get a wellness coach,” says Wallace, whose T n F Wellness store acts as a sort of nutritional support group. “There’s always going to be somebody there to answer your questions. It’s a good place for everybody to kind of meet and follow up,” Wallace adds. Wallace first found Herbalife while simply looking for something to improve her own nutrition and health. “I have three kids, I work 40-48 hours a week. It can be hard to be healthy,” says Wallace. But she says when she found Herbalife, she could tell she was getting better nutrition and better results. “I’m a science person, so I always have to look up the reasons behind things,” Wallace explained while telling the story of how she became more involved with Herbalife. While learning about Herbalife, Wallace met Wayne MedeirosIrving. A common fixture at T n F Wellness, Medeiros-Irving is one of the great success stories Herbalife can boast. He’s lost over 100 pounds since he began using the products, and says major health issues he previously had have receded. “My EKG is normal, everything is coming back to normal…we can help people in so many different ways that they probably don’t even know about,” says Medeiros-Irving. Medeiros-Irving says that Herbalife’s shakes and teas simply make people feel better, which creates loyal members and causes walk-ins to return to T n F Wellness. In addition to meal replacement shakes, sort of the centerpiece of the Herbalife program, T n F Wellness offers Herbalife teas. “Our tea burns 80-100 calories for every 8-10 ounces that you drink. Our tea is different from most teas because it’s steamed,” says MedeirosIrving.

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SCOUTING AROUND TOWN Troop 55 Riverside

The scouts of Troop 55 Riverside have spent another weekend working hard for their entertainment!  The boys spent a weekend camping along with Troop 170 Dartmouth at Camp Buxton in Rehoboth this month where they got dirty cleaning up the space for their outdoor amphitheater.  In one day of combined efforts they were able to sweep the space clear from debris and fit it with new benches, dual fire pits and a center stage.  Troop 55 and all the scouts that use this campground will benefit from this area for years to come!  Great job, Troops!

Summer Events

Girl Scouts continue to have fun and perform community service during their summer vacation! In July, members of East Providence Girl Scout Troop 505 went roller skating and played laser tag at USA Skates in Rumford (picture 1). August found them attending a “Movie Under the Stars Night” watching the movie Epic and enjoying popcorn with other East Providence and Rehoboth Girl Scouts (picture 2). In September, Troop 505 members assisted parishioners of the Colonial Baptist Church in Rumford collect 20 backpacks and fill them with school supplies (picture 3). The backpacks were delivered to the East Providence City Hall for delivery to Orlo School in Rumford the day before school began. Girls can join Girl Scouts by calling Cindy at 433-0413 or visiting www.gsri.org.

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If you are a boy between the ages of 11 and 17 and would like to be a part of this active, vibrant troop, join us on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, 60 Turner Ave. Riverside.

Governor Chafee Hosts Gathering to Honor Eagle Scouts at the Rhode Island State House

East Providence, RI: Over 50 Eagle Troop 4 Riverside and Troop 7 Middletown conquer Mt. Monadnock Scouts from the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America joined Governor Lincoln D. Chafee at the Rhode Island State House on September 25 for the “Gathering of Eagle Scouts.” The event hosted by the Governor, recognized all Eagle Scouts who have received awards in the history of the Council, with an emphasis on those who received awards in 2012 – 2013. The Eagle Scouts were joined by their families, friends, members of the Narragansett Council staff and board and local volunteer Scout leaders. www. .com Governor Chafee addressed the group, recognizing their hard work and accomplishments and recalling the role the Scouting program played in his father’s life and in the lives of numerous local and national leaders. “For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has helped develop future leaders in Rhode Island and the nation,” said Governor Chafee. “Through Scouting, young people learn 13th Annual personal responsibility, self-confidence, citizenship skills, and strong ethics.” Gov. Chafee presented the Narragansett Council with a citation Cocktails, Dinner and Silent Auction for “providing over 100 years of exemplary service in training and encouraging and inspiring the future leaders of our community.” Friday, October 18, 2013 Narragansett Council, Scout Executive/CEO John H. Mosby, presented George W. Shuster with the National Eagle Scout As6:00—10:00 p.m. sociation Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) at the event. at the This prestigious recognition is awarded to those who have demCranston Country Club onstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, RI level. Shuster is a Yale Law School graduate and a Navy veteran. He joined Cranston Print Works in 1978 and is now the Chairman. Tickets $35 in advance, $45 at the door He serves on a number of community boards and is currently the  purchase online at www.pawswatch.org President of the Board for the Narragansett Council.  by mail: PO Box 7005, Warwick, RI 02887 (please enclose a check) During the event Mosby commented saying, “It is because  call 401.848.9867 or email to cats@pawswatch.org of his outstanding achievements, not only in Scouting, but in the community as a whole that we are proud to present George with PawsWatch the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.” Rhode Island’s all-volunteer network which facilitates The event took place during the Narragansett Council’s, TNRM (“trap, neuter, return, monitor”) for feral and aban“Scout Week” – a time when local Scouts from across Rhode doned cats. All proceeds go directly to veterinary care, Island and southeastern Massachusetts recruit new members food and shelter for the cats. and adult volunteer leaders. About the Narragansett Council: The Narragansett Council, Please help us Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them help them. to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council offers a program for boys and Celebrating Alley Cat Allies’ young men ages 6 to 21 and young women ages 14 to 21, serving National Feral Cat Day over 13,000 in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and October 16th alleycat.org Pawcatuck, Connecticut. For more information, please log on to www.narragansettbsa.org.

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SCHOOL NEWS Riverside Middle School Winterfest Saturday December 7, 2013 9 am – 2 pm

The Treasurer met with educators and administrators at Oldham Elementary School and East Providence High School. Raimondo’s office has partnered with Rhode Island high schools on the EverFi program, which focuses on financial literacy for students. East Providence High School participates in the program.

It’s Back… The big raffle is back along with a great craft fair. Free admission. Raffles. Karaoke. Performances. Kids games - and of course Santa will be visiting and available for pictures! All ages welcome. Join us for some shopping and some good food! Contact Sue Holstein 401-433-2717.

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From the State House East Bay Bridges Commission Will Hold First In Series Of Meetings

STATE HOUSE – On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges will hold its first meeting of the year at 4 p.m. in Room 35 of the State House. The agenda includes a review of commission legislation and a presentation by the House and Senate fiscal staffs, which will include a recap of recent studies on the state of Rhode Island’s infrastructure and funding, current initiatives and economic impact considerations. The commission will not be taking testimony at this meeting. Capitol TV will broadcast the meeting live on Channel 15 for Cox Communications and Full Channel, as well as Channel 34 for Verizon. Rep. Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64, East Providence) and Sen. Daniel Da Ponte (D-Dist. 14, East Providence), who also serve as the chairmen of the House and Senate finance committees, co-chair the commission. Senate members of the commission also include Senators Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) and Christopher S. Ottiano (R-Dist.11, Portsmouth, Bristol). House members include Representatives John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) and Antonio Giarrusso (R-Dist. 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich). The three remaining members of the special legislative commission are Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis, or a designee; Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) Executive Director Buddy Croft, or a designee; and Department of Administration Director Richard Licht, or a designee. Last year, the General Assembly approved a provision in the budget transferring the ownership of the Sakonnet River Bridge, which connects Tiverton and Portsmouth, to RITBA so that a toll could be placed on the bridge. Since then, a majority of the East Bay delegation and members of their communities have been vying for an equitable alternative to the tolls in order to maintain the area’s infrastructure and protect Aquidneck Island businesses. The commission allows lawmakers and officials from the affected state departments and agencies to come together for six months and map out various funding plans, potentially eradicating the need for a Sakonnet Bridge toll. Additionally, RITBA has implemented a 10-cent toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge so it can preserve future tolling options for the bridge while the commission works to find alternatives.

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

(February-March)

9:00 a.m.

Intermediate Yoga

10:30 a.m. Beginners Yoga 10:30 a.m. Caregivers Support Group

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1:00 p.m.

Pokeno

1:00 p.m.

Book Club

2:00 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing

8:15 a.m.

Cards (Cockroach)

Tuesday 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.

Cribbage

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.

Manicurist (every other week)

9:15 a.m. Tap N Time 10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. Chair Exercise 1:30 p.m.

Stroke Club (1st Wed.) Thursday

9:00 a.m. Tax Preparation

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9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 1:00 p.m.

Bridge

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Craft Class

1:00 p.m. Diabetes Support Group

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Billiards League

Friday 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

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Phone 435-7800 Dining Room 435-7872 Fax 435-7803

Open Enrollment for Medicare

Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare recipients is October 15th through December 7th. This is the only time of year most Medicare recipients can change their plans. Many people have saved hundreds of dollars by changing prescription plans. Take advantage during this limited time and review your plan at our annual Open Enrollment Call 435-7876 for an appointment! RSVP/SHIP Monday, Oct. 21st 9am-3pm RSVP/SHIP Monday, Dec. 2nd 9am-3pm BlueChip Tuesday, October 22nd BlueChip Tuesday, November 12th United Health Tuesday, October 29th United Health Tuesday, November 19th United Health Monday, December 2nd  

RIPTA ID Bus Passes Friday, October 11th 11:30am to 2pm

Photo identification bus passes are available to seniors and other qualified individuals with valid documentation. Identification cards for people with disabilities and senior passes will cost $25.00, cash only, and are valid for 5 years. In order to obtain a replacement bus card you are required to return the damaged card. In the event a card is lost or stolen, a replacement card will be reissued upon notification to RIPTA. Bus card replacement fees for seniors and people with disabilities will be: $10 the first replacement, $15 the second replacement, and $20 the third replacement and thereafter  

In Honor of Veterans Day

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher; It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of religion. who has given us freedom of the press? It is the VETERAN, not the poet, It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom of speech who has given us freedom to assemble. It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to a fair trial. Who has given us the right to vote. It is the VETERAN, who salutes the Flag, and who serves under the Flag,. Finally, a grateful nation saluted the

men and women who sacrificed their lives valorously while serving in conflicts overseas. May their memories shine brightly.  

Patriotic-Sounding Place Names

Thirty-one places have “liberty” in their names. The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, is Liberty, Mo. (29,149) Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty. Thirty-five places have “eagle” in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas (26,248). Eleven places have “independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo. (116,830). Nine places have “freedom” in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pa. (4,464). One place with “patriot” in the name. Patriot, Ind. (209). Five places have “America” in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah (26,263). Source: American Fact Finder  

 Health & Wellness Services:

Diabetes Outpatient Education Classes Your Health Insurance will cover one complete 4 day session per year at no cost! 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! We can help! Four 2 hour class sessions, one session per week 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 Dietitians available for appointments in the health office. They will counsel you 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 435-7800 Ext 1.   East Side Clinical Lab draws blood work here the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30-11:30. There is no pre-


October 2013 The Reporter registration, just come in with the lab slip from your doctor.   Dr. Michael Reuter, podiatrist, will be at the center October 10th. To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions call Dr. Reuter’s office directly at: 228-7887 and speak with Diane. Dr. Reuter accepts most major insurance plans.   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. The dates this month are October 8th & 22nd. Would you like to speak to someone confidentially? Please contact us for an appointment at 435-7800, Ext 6.   Ask the Pharmacy, the first Friday of every month. Sponsored by the Newport Avenue Rite Aid Pharmacy.

 Reiki Master Thursday 9:30am

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Carole Caprio will be available for 10 minute Reiki sessions Thursday mornings. 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 wellbeing. 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 www.indepthhealing.abmp.com Women and Infants Hospital Family Van Program is a community outreach program dedicated to preventative health screenings and health education. They will be available once a month, the 1st Tuesday, 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 date are: Sept. 3rd Looking for Resources? Are you looking for information regarding statewide senior housing, assisted living facilities, adult day centers or local nursing facilities? Please see Ellen Frazier in the Administration Office for more information or call 435-7873. Other resources available are Living Will documents, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and more. Scheduled Flu Clinics at the center Oct. 2nd Noon – 2pm (Rite Aid) Noon – 3pm (Wellness Oct. 16th Center)

In our Lobby 10:30 to Noon O’Hara Senior Care Tuesday, October 1st

Veterans - Stop by O’Hara Senior Care’s table to see if you are eligible to receive FREE HOMECARE

All is Well Home Care Tuesday, October 8th

Are you aware that you may be eligible for Surviving Spousal Benefits from the VA Aid & Attendance Pension?  

Visiting Angels Tuesday, October 15th

 Performance Physical Therapy Wednesday, October 16th A board certified physical therapists offering “Ask a PT” to help with general health, wellness and prevention techniques and advise.  Visit us with your questions about your aches and pains, strains and sprains as we are eager to help.   

Blue Chip for Medicare Tuesday, October 22nd   United Healthcare Tuesday, October 29th   Computer Assistance Monday, October 28th 2pm to 4pm

On the last Monday of every month, two students from MTTI career training school will assist any member with computer questions. These volunteers will try to resolve your computer problems, and help you with a computer course you may be taking. The students will be in the computer lab.  

Blood Pressure Clinics

10:30am  Friday, Oct. 4th sponsored by Orchard View Manor   Wednesday, Oct. 9th sponsored by Waterview Villa Thursday, Oct. 17th sponsored by Evergreen House Tuesday, Oct. 22nd sponsored by Hattie Ide Chaffee  

 Senior Chorus

We have a few members looking to start a senior chorus at the center. Please let the Administration staff know if you would be interested in participating. No past experience is needed or required.

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 Support Groups Diabetes Support 1:00pm 2:00pm 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 10:30am 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. continued on next page...

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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 $3 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 $3 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 Tuesday 11:00am $3 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 $3 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 No Charge Wednesday & Friday 10:45am A proper balance of exercise and rest can help relieve stiffness and maintain or improve your joint mobility and muscle strength. Zumba  Every Thursday $3 11:15 Zumba is a dance fitness cardio class that incorporates salsa, merengue, mambo, hip-hop, and some other styles of music into the class. Beto Perez forgot his tape of aerobics music for a class he was teaching. He used the tapes he had in his backpack, consisting of salsa & merengue, and improvised a class using this music and rhythm’s. After moving to United States in 2001, he teamed up with his childhood friend, and it starting progressing from there.  

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

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Wii Bowling

Tuesday 10:15 - 11:45 Come join our very enthusiastic Wii Bowling Group every Tuesday. Using our large screen TV our participants have a great time bowling. If you have never tried this the group will teach you and you’re sure to pick it up quickly

Classes

Watercolor 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. Crafts 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.  

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.

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AARP Smart Driving Course Wednesday, November 6th 11:30am to 4pm AARP Members $12.00 N on-members $14.00 AARP will be offering this driving course. The state of Rhode Island recognizes the value of this course by having passed in 1984, a bill that mandates an insurance discount to those over 50, who complete this course . The class is limited, please signup in the Administration Office Of call 435-7800 X 15002   SCAM ALERT!!!! It seems there is yet another suspicioussounding telephone solicitation which may be an attempt to elicit personal and financial information from people. This one was brought to our attention by Natick Fire Chief, James Sheridan. According to the Chief the script for the phone call goes like this: For Medical Emergencies, Fires, Burglaries or even a Simple Fall, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Foundation are urging all senior citizens to get a personal life saving emergency alert system for their home. For the first time the Senior Medical Advisory is providing senior citizens with this life saving emergency medical alert equipment at no charge to seniors. Press 1 now to find out how with just 1 push of a button you could have a live certified Emergency Medical Technician on the line to help you in just seconds. Again press 1 now and you will never have to feel helpless, worried or by yourself in an emergency situation. Press 5 now to be eliminated from our senior benefits calling list. There are many reputable companies


October 2013 The Reporter providing personal emergency response systems, but this does not appear to be one of them. As far as we have been able to determine there is no organization called the Senior Medical Advisory. This may be another attempt to get information such as social security numbers or bank account numbers from people.  

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AARP East Providence Chapter #1302

The AARP East Providence Chapter #1302 will meet on Thursday November 7th at 12:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the Riverside Congregational Church on 15 Oak Avenue in Riverside, East Providence. After a brief business meeting, a Yankee Swap will be held. Please bring an inexpensive wrapped gift to participate in the festivities. Members are encouraged to bring soup products for the East Providence Food Bank. For the Troops overseas, we are doing the Christmas Stockings again this year. New members and guests are always welcome.

Townie Road Runners East Providence Senior Center Trips

Nov. 30, 2013 Newport Grand Holiday Package featuring Mark Shelton - $69.00 - includes Motorcoach Transportation, Buffet, Show, $20 Free Slot Play & $10 Reward Points. Mark Shelton has received international acclaim as one of the best voices and renditions of Elvis hits ever heard. Among the Stars is his latest CD release. Dec. 2-3, 2013 Indian Head Resort $189.00 Dbl. to include 1 Luncheon, I Dinner, Breakfast, entertainment Mon. - Tues and Silver Fox Transportation. Stops on the way home will be made at the Tilton Outlets and the NH State Liquor Store. Triple $185.00 Single $239.00 Insurance $12.00 Sign up in 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 on Sundays “Please”

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PROGRAM SPEAKER:  Kaye Vosburgh TOPIC:  “Ikebana”, the Japanese study, practice and art of arranging flowers PLACE:  Barrington Public Library, Auditorium (2nd floor) Barrington Town Hall Campus, 281 County Road, Barrington, RI TIME:   12 Noon, refreshments followed by meeting and program. GUEST FEE:  $5.00 Kaye Vosburgh is a certified teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, which demonstrates that anyone can arrange Ikebana anywhere and with almost anything. As guest speaker at the October 15th Barrington Garden Club meeting, Kaye will demonstrate basic and free style Ikebana designs and discuss the history of linear flower arranging and the influence of Zen on this art process. She believes Ikebana is as much meditation as production. For further information you may contact:   Cynthia Johnson 401.245.2676 norm.cindy.johnson@gmail.com ; or Charlotte Love Lombardi 401.246.2114 charlottelove@cox.net

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From the East Bay Center Is Addiction a Disease? Addiction is like most major diseases. Consider heart disease, the leading cause of death in the developed world. It’s partly due to genes and partly due to poor life style choices such as bad diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. The same is true for other common diseases like adult-onset diabetes. Many forms of cancers are due to a combination of genes and life style. But if your doctor said that you had diabetes or heart disease, you wouldn’t think you were bad person. You would think, “What can I do to overcome this disease?” That is how you should approach addiction.

Addiction is not a weakness. The fact that addiction crosses all socio-economic boundaries confirms that addiction is a disease. People who don’t know about addiction will tell you that you just need to be stronger to control your use. But if that was true then only unsuccessful people or unmotivated people would have an addiction, and yet 10% of high-functioning executives have an addiction. If you think of addiction as a weakness, you’ll paint yourself into a corner that you can’t get out of. You’ll focus on being stronger and trying to control your use, instead of treating addiction like a disease and focusing on stopping your use. Let your coping skills be the legacy you pass on to your children. Don’t let your genes be the only legacy you pass on to your children. Your children are more likely to have an addiction because of your addiction. But their genes don’t have to be their destiny. You can help your children lead happy lives by teaching them healthy coping skills – by being an example with your recovery.

Addiction Test

Answer the following seven yes or no questions. Most questions have more than one part, because everyone behaves differently in addiction. You only need to answer yes to one part for that question to count as a positive response.


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Tolerance. Has your use of drugs or alcohol increased over time? Withdrawal. When you stop using, have you ever experienced physical or emotional withdrawal? Have you had any of the following symptoms: irritability, anxiety, shakes, sweats, nausea, or vomiting? Difficulty controlling your use. Do you sometimes use more or for a longer time than you would like? Do you sometimes drink to get drunk? Do you stop after a few drink usually, or does one drink lead to more drinks? Negative consequences. Have you continued to use even though there have been negative consequences to your mood, self-esteem, health, job, or family? Putting off or neglecting activities. Have you ever put off or reduced social, recreational, work, or household activities because of your use? Spending significant time or emotional energy. Have you spent a significant amount of time obtaining, using, concealing, planning, or recovering from your use? Have you spend a lot of time thinking about using? Have you ever concealed or minimized your use? Have you ever thought of schemes to avoid getting caught? Desire to cut down. Have you sometimes thought about cutting down or controlling your use? Have you ever made unsuccessful attempts to cut down or control your use? If you answered yes to at least 3 of these questions, then you meet the medical criteria (DSM and ICD) for addiction.

Recovery

The First Rule of Recovery: You don’t recover from an addiction by stopping the use. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. continued on next page 61...

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Dining Guide

find it in the... Hello, I’m Angela Hall and welcome to “Play With Your Food" because cooking should be fun!

October is one of my favorite times of the year. Warm days, cool nights and the turning of the leaves. I love the change of seasons and fall is my favorite. Days are getting shorter now and the sunsets shine in shades of red and oranges. We start to crave comfort foods like stews and casseroles. Lighting the oven and simmering a stew is welcomed warmth to home and hearth. I crave a stew my Grandmother would make she called it “Zucchini Stew” I call it “Harvest Stew” because she included every form of fresh vegetable available, the last of the harvest. It all went in the pot and simmered until tender and she served it with fresh Italian bread from the neighborhood bakery. As a young girl, my Grandmother, Angelina (Angie) (Montanarelli) Yacco, came to this country from the Town of Gioia del Colle in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy, A region famous for its Fior di latte mozzarella and its Gioia del Colle Primitivo wine. The Town would have a celebration of the mozzarella in August and a celebration of the new wine in September. NEW LUNCHTIME She spoke English beautifully but she couldn’t write it. She said that the spelling of English SPECIALS! never make sense to her so as a result all her spices in the kitchen were labeled in Italian. My sisters and I grew up calling certain spices and dishes the Italian names and didn’t MON-FRI 11-2 $4.49 &UP realize until we got older that it wasn’t the common names that everyone understood. Helping Grandma in the kitchen was an honor not a chore. We loved it. I always say that I have been cooking since I was old enough to reach the spoon to stir the sauce. My sister Tuesday - Friday • 2-6pm RayeAnn, who is just about a year older, and I would take turns stirring the sauce…it was Domestic Draft $2.00 important work. Eventually my younger sister, Nanette came along and she too was pressed Select Appetizers for $4.00 into service of the kitchen. Little hands make perfect size meatballs. Sorry no substitutions or coupons Sundays at Grandma and Grandpas’ house was always like a holiday. Walking into the accepted with this offer. Seekonk Only welcoming warmth with the aroma of foods cooking mixed with the lingering scent of my Catering Available Grandfather’s cigars and the joyful sounds of family greetings was one of my earliest childhood memories. The moment we pulled up in front of the house my sister and I would leap from the car and run up on the porch with the distant sound of my mother saying, “slow down” which, by the by, never happened, we’d burst into the house calling our greetings and running to each of them for a hug and kiss. Coats went on the bed, (unless Grandma had pasta on sheet pans drying at the time) then on to the kitchen to see what was cooking and how we could help. Of course there was a little treat waiting for us, which usually consisted of what my Grandmother called “Tomato Pie Sunday dinners were always at the dinning room table set with the “everyday” dishes as the “good china” was meant for actual holidays. However the “everyday” consisted of beautiful Italian ceramic serving bowls, one of which holds a place of honor in my own dining room these days. The table became a work of art as each dish was given a place. The stew pot would be set on a pot holder right from the stove, basket of fresh sliced bread, newly grated Romano cheese, the Tomato Pie, and some of what Grandma called “a little of this and a little of that” which usually included homemade pasta in a light marinara sauce, some type of greens sautéed in garlic and olive oil, meatballs or stewed beef and sometimes either a bit Fresh of spinach or sausage roll. She may have only been serving 7… Prepared Fish my Grandmother always cooked for 30 people. Foods Daily Sometimes after dinner my Grandfather, Anthony (Tony) Yacco, would take us for a walk. I on one side my sister RayeAnn on the other reaching up for Grandpa’s hand would stroll down the street. My Grandfather wore wingtip shoes, he was what was referred to as • Quality Seafood • Dependable Service a “dapper” dresser. He had style. I remember vividly the design of ~ OPEN 7 DAYS ~ his shoes and the crunching sound the leather soles made against Cell: 401-473-4950 Store: 401-490-0740 the sidewalk as we strolled to our destination that being, “the café” Digger3282@hotmail.com as he called it. This was a little neighborhood Italian bakery and EBT e y café. This was a magical place with elaborate samples of wedding 537 NORTH BROADWAY • EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

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October 2013 The Reporter and holiday cakes dressing the windows. It was a long room with the display cases on the left containing a variety of beautiful Italian pastries in paper lace doilies and on the right was a row of tables and chairs consisting of both delicate iron design and basic wooden bistro. Pictures of Italian scenes and maps of Italy covered the walls. My sister and I always chose to sit in the pretty chairs while my Grandfather joined some of his friends in the more manly wooden chairs. They would smoke cigars and sip espresso from demitasse cups while discussing the issues of the day and my sister and I swinging our feet from the iron scroll chairs would pick from the pastries, spumoni, or gelato. Once done we would choose some pastries for “the house”, carefully boxed and tied with a decorative string then start back to share our treasures. Some of our most precious memories can be sparked by our sense of smell, either of food or the scent on an autumn breeze. I wish you great memories both old and new. If you have any questions or want to share thoughts on these and other receipts you can contact me at PLAYWITHFOODTODAY@gmail.com or on Twitter @Play_withfood.

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ANGIE YACCO’S ZUCCHINI STEW

All amounts are estimated, makes enough to feed a family of 4. Can be separated into smaller portions and frozen. 1 lb. of sweet sausage, removed from casing 1 clove of garlic, chopped 2 large onions, sliced same as above 2 of each green and red bell peppers cut in bite size pieces 1 long hot pepper (optional) chopped small 1 lb of Italian flat beans or green beans, rough chopped into bite size pieces 2 lbs each of zucchini and summer squash sliced half lengthwise then into “half-moon” pieces 1 lb of new potatoes, small 2 lbs of ripe plumb tomatoes, chopped bite size or 2 14-once cans of Italian tomatoes chopped 2 large portabella tops sliced or 1 can of straw mushrooms roughly chopped Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste In a large stew pot sauté sausage in olive oil and break into small pieces as it cooks. Add garlic and onion and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes. Add peppers including long hot if using cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in green beans and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add remaining vegetables and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer then lower the heat and let slow simmer, stirring occasionally until tender. Serve with a green salad and fresh Italian bread.

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RENT ME: White Mountains- Waterville Valley area. Tranquil comfy and adorable chalet on private mountain with rec center privileges. Sleeps 6 – fully supplied – near all attractions. Book now for fall views or winter sports. Call 774-565-0125. A trip you’ll recall and treasure.

YARD SALE: 135 Dover Avenue, East Providence. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 12th & 13th. Yard sale. Desk. Table & chairs. Old magazines. Paperback books. Computer accessories. Golf clubs. Men’s & Women’s clothing, Shoes & Boots. Assorted kitchen items. Refrigerator. Weather permitting.

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Household & yard, Art studio misc.,(frames, drawing tables, stretcher bars, including assembled 48” X 78” with crossbars, versatile display rack, wood worktable – 96” X 48” X 36” and more) Misc. books (many art books) furniture and collectables.

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Rentals: Rehoboth 2 Bedroom Ranch, Duplex apartment for lease in village, $900. J & J Realty, 401-245-1155 or 401-641-2336. Rehoboth Cape- 4 bedroom, 2.5bath, 2 stall garage. Huge yard. Renovated in 2007. Oil Heat with wood stove. Dry basement for storage. Loft in garage for storage. $1800 first/security. No Utilities, w/d h/u. Pet friendly. Available Oct 1st 508-431-4745. FOR RENT: Country setting yet close to everything on Rt. 44 in the Dighton/Rehoboth area. 1 Bedroom great for home or business. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month, 1st and last. 774-218-1959. For Rent in Rehoboth: Large one bedroom efficiency includes heat, electric and cable. No smoking - No pets. 1 adult, call 508405-6210.

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FIREWOOD Cut, Split and Delivered, $200 a cord. Call 508252-4548 For Sale: Troy Built Leaf Mulcher and Chipper Self Propeled. Excellent Condition $100.00 Phone 508-336-6924. Kenmore Elite Refrigerator lite almond 69hx33dx35h EXCELLENT 5 years old $575. Queen PillowTop Mattress Set: New and never used, still in the factory plastic.$150 for both call/text 401-237-0340. MOTOR HOME: Condor 31 Ft. Class A Motor Home Call for information 508 336-6924 31 Ft. Class A Motor Home Year 2000.

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PACKAGE DELIVERY DRIVER: Work available Tues-Sat, part time possible full time ,you will need a cell phone + GPS is helpful , you must have one year commercial driving experience within the last 3 yrs , there is drug testing Location: Warren RI Compensation: $500.- $800. gross/weekly- depends on your ability If interested please contact Bobbie at 401-556-7178 or email resume/work experience to palmerd19@comcast.net. Part Time Help Wanted: Personal care assistant needed for a retired veteran who uses a wheelchair. Must be reliable, honest, and caring. Duties include personal care/hygiene assistance, some physical assistance, and light housekeeping. Hours are in one hour shifts during evenings and mornings, including weekends. Work up to 9 hours per week. References required, including a clear criminal background check. $11/hr. Call 774.565.0156. Accounts**Bookkeeper**Payment Representative**Payable Clerk**Receivable Part time. We are a company that cares about its employees and strong growth opportunities. We have openings for the following part-time positions available to


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Big Blue Removal Service: Attic, Cellar, Total House; WE TAKE EVERYTHING! Furniture, Brush, Appliances, Yard Waste, Construction Debris, Trash…Demolition of Fences, Sheds, Decks, Pools. LET US DO THE WORK. Free Estimates. Call Tony 508-226-1295; www.BigBlueRemoval. com. (rf) The Estate Guys: Buying contents of houses, barns, farms, garages, cellars, attics, industrial buildings. CASH PAID, no need for timely yard sales. CALL Tom or Anthony. 774-331-2681

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PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208. (e1213) EXPERIENCED TEACHER OF PIANO, VOICE AND ORGAN: Classical & popular. Beginners & Advanced. All ages. Traditional and modern methods. Natalie Lawton, M.A. Music, 45 Central Avenue, North Seekonk, MA 508-761-3334 (e1213)

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You don’t have to change everything in your life. But there are a few things and behaviors that have been getting you into trouble, and they will continue to get you into trouble until you let them go. The more you try to hold onto your old life in recovery, the less you will succeed. Here are the three most common things that people need to change in order to achieve recovery.

AVOID HIGH-RISK SITUATIONS:

Some common high-risk situations are described by the acronym, HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired). How do you feel at the end of the day? You’re probably hungry because you haven’t eaten well. You’re probably angry because you’ve had a tough day at work or a tough commute home. You may feel lonely because you’re isolated. You don’t have to be physically alone to feel lonely. And you’re tired. That’s why your strongest cravings usually occur at the end of the day. Here’s another way of looking at high-risk situations: People: People who you use with or who are related to your use. People who you have conflicts with, and who make you want to use. People who you celebrate with by using. People who encourage you to use either directly or indirectly. Places: Places where you use or where you get your drugs or alcohol. Things: Things that remind you of your using. How can you avoid high-risk situations? Of course, you can’t always avoid these situations. But if you’re aware of them, they won’t catch you off guard, and you can prevent little craving from turning into major urges. Take better care of yourself. Eat a healthier lunch so you’re not as hungry at

the end of the day. Join a 12 step group so that you don’t feel isolated. Learn how to relax so that you can let go of your anger and resentments. Develop better sleep habits so that you’re less tired. Avoid your drinking friends, your favorite bar, and having alcohol in the house. Avoid people who you used cocaine with, driving by your dealer’s neighborhood, and cocaine paraphernalia. Recovery isn’t about one big change. It’s about lots of little changes. Avoiding those high-risk situations helps you create a new life where it’s easier to not use. Make a list of your high-risk situations: Addiction is sneaky. Sometimes you won’t see your high-risk situations until you’re right in the middle of one. That’s why it’s important that you learn to look for them. Make a list of your high-risk situations and to keep it with you. Go over the list with someone in recovery so that can spot any situations that you might have missed. Make the list and keep it with you. Some day that list may save your life.

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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 - Taunton Ave! Great Potential!! Mixed use property on C3 Zone, 3 apartments + 3651 sf of commercial space, gas heat, upgraded electric, separate utilities, updates, 9000 sf, ample parking. $379,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Silver Spring!! 2 Br Ranch in move in condition!! Young roof, siding, windows, kitchen & bath. Upgraded electric, hw's, tile, garage, fenced yard. $169,900

EAST PROVIDENCE - Estate Sale!! Lg 4 Br, 2 1/2 bath Colonial, dining, LR/FP, FLrm, original moldings, Hw's, young roof, boiler, upgraded electric, generator, deck, garages, 8000sf lot; close to East side, dntown, & train. $159,900

East Providence - Centrally located, 2 Br, Ranch, FR, partially finished basement, gas heat, upgraded electric, deck, pool, 6000+ sf lot. $168,000

EAST PROVIDENCE - Kent Heights!! 3 Br, 2 bath Dormered Cape, dining, LR/FP, FR, Hw's, tile vinyl/brick siding, replacement windows, upgraded electric, young HW tank, breezeway, patio, shed, garage. $249,900

RUMFORD - Myron Francis!! Estate Sale!! 3 Br, 1 1/2 bath Colonial, dining, LR/FP, breezeway, garage, upgraded electric, Hw's, tile, 7000+sf lot, $199,900

EAST PROVIDENCE -Pride of ownership shows in this spacious, well maintained 4 Br, 2 bath home, dining, den, FR, sliders to deck & patio, replacement windows. Young gas boiler/hw tank, upgraded electric, Hw's/tile. $179,900

BRISTOL - Custom built 3 Br, 2 1/2 bath contemporary; open floor plan & walking distance to water!! Master BR w/private bath. FP, cathedrals, sliders to deck & patio, garages, 15000+sf corner lot. $349,900

EAST Providence - Spacious 4 Br, 2 bath Cottage, dining, siding, replacement windows, porches, gas heat, Hw's, tile, upgraded electric, newer kitchen. $139,900

PAWTUCKET - Well kept 2/3 Br, 1 1/2 bath Ranch, partially finished basement. Young roof, siding, replacement windows. Gas heat/hw, upgraded electric, cathedrals, deck. $159,900

SEEKONK - Estate Sale!! Enjoy country living!! Custom built 3 Br, 1 1/2 bath L/ shape Ranch, FDR/cathedrals, LR/FP, Sprch, garage, Hw's, back-up generator, propaine gas, well/town water, new septic will be installed prior to closing. 1.88 acres. $279,900

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EAST PROVIDENCE - Centrally located!! 3 Br, 2 bath Ranch with great potential!! Partially finished basement, gas heat/ hw, central air, Hw's, siding, 7000+sf lot. $139,900

434-8399 FALAMOS PORTUGUES • FAX # 435-3401

582 Warren Avenue • East Providence, RI 02914

Serving East Providence and surrounding areas since 1975.

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