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The Rehoboth


NOVEMber 2009 Volume 21, no. 11


Serving the Residents of Rehoboth, Seekonk and Surrounding Communities Since 1989

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Holiday Toy Drive & “Blizzard of Giving” Details on page 7 & 88

Thanksgiving Day Game DIGHTON-REHOBOTH Falcons vs. SEEKONK Warriors at Seekonk High School 10 am

Rehoboth Food Pantry Needs Help To Keep Up With Demand

By Laura Calverley The economy may be showing signs of improvement, but many people are still finding it difficult to make ends meet. Food pantries have been especially hard hit as a result. Unemployment is still high and with so many people out of work, there are more families seeking assistance. And supplies are not keeping up with the demand. “Demand has gone up 20 to 25 percent since last year,” said Steve Martin, who runs the Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry. Helping Hands is serving an average of 45-50 families, which amounts to 200-250 people every week. Sometimes it’s as high as 57 families. Because Helping Hands relies mostly on donations, it is also struggling with the fact that many people are tightening their budgets and therefore have less to spend on donations. “Donations have slowed down. I’m hoping they’ll pick up for the holidays,” said Martin. Martin tries to remind everyone that they help people 52 weeks a year. Many of their clients have recently lost their jobs, or their homes. They are people who have worked their whole lives and now find themselves going through tough times. Helping Hands also offers emergency fuel assistance this time of year. Martin says he’s had five families call for fuel already and winter hasn’t yet begun. The fuel assistance is one-time, for emergencies, and clients receive 100 gallons of oil or the equivalent if they heat with wood, gas or electric. ...continued on page 7

Give Thanks by Helping Those In Need Patrick B. Brown, member of Troop 1 in Seekonk is working towards completing his Eagle Scout project. He is organizing a collection drive for the Haven of Grace Woman’s Shelter, a non profit, long term, residential program for women who want and need to change their lives. Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to give thanks and help those in need. Read more about Patrick and how you can help others in need on page 75. Pictured at left: Patrick Brown and his dog.

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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley

Special Town Meeting

Voters at special town meeting on October 26 approved a new meals tax, a revised budget for this fiscal year, new police cruisers and a new wind energy bylaw. An article that would have put a temporary override of Proposition 2 ½, or debt exclusion, on the spring election ballot, was tabled. It would have funded a solar energy project in town. About 3 percent of registered voters were in attendance at the meeting. The meals tax will add .75 percent to customers’ bills and is expected to start early next year. That amounts to 75 cents on a $100 dinner tab, or about one cent for a $1.50 coffee. The two new police cruisers will be leased at a cost of about $12,000 per year (per vehicle) for a total of $72,000. They will replace two aging police cars with high mileage. Voters also approved the town’s first wind energy bylaw. The bylaw regulates the construction and operation of energy producing wind turbines and provides standards for placement, design, removal and other specifications. It should go into effect within a couple of months.

No Traffic Signal on Rt. 44

The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) completed its traffic analysis of the entrance to Palmer River Elementary and Beckwith Middle Schools on Rt. 44 and found that a traffic signal was not warranted for that location. In order for SRPEDD to recommend a traffic light, there has to be a certain amount of traffic on the streets, and the schools’ entrance did not meet the necessary criteria. SRPEDD recommended some improvements, including a lower school zone speed limit, appropriate school warning signs and consolidating the two crosswalks across Route 44 into one. The board of selectmen and police chief plan to continue working on the situation, including contacting Mass Highway about implementing the recommended safety improvements.

Residents Express Concerns about RePAC

The board of selectmen heard numerous complaints from residents about Rehoboth’s local cable access provider, RePAC, during a public forum held last

month. Selectmen had received a petition with more than 200 signatures asking the board to review RePAC. Some of the concerns included an alleged lack of clear policies and guidelines for allowing access and handling programming requests, and claims that the cable access provider is not following its agreement with the town. Residents suggested selectmen ask for the resignation of RePAC’s current board or terminate the town’s agreement with them. David Katseff, chairman of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee said that the committee also has some concerns about Channel 15, the public access educational channel. The board of selectmen plans to review the matter further this month.

High School Wastewater Project Almost Complete

The wastewater system project at Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School is expected to be completed this month. Heavy rains during the summer months caused some delays and cost overruns, primarily due to the need to remove the water that built up. The project will end up costing the towns approximately $28,000 more than expected. The school committee transferred the additional funds from a capital improvement reserve account. The project was estimated to cost $950,000 before the overrun. The district is receiving some federal stimulus funds for the project that should help reduce the costs.

High Absentee Rate in the School District

Dighton-Rehoboth School Superintendent Kathleen Montagano said at a recent school committee meeting that there is increased flu-like activity in the district and high student absenteeism across the district. The absentee rate is 20 percent and the average rate is 5-8%. It was noted that not all students who are absent have flu-like symptoms, some are absent for other reasons. Thus far, the district is not experiencing a high rate of teacher absenteeism. At the time, Montagano said there were no confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in the district, but since then, one case has been confirmed, in Dighton, as of October 20th.

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Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society.....................43 Births.........................................82 Business Directory...................109 Church Activities & Services......94 Classifieds...............................108 Club Announcements.................38 Dining Guide...............................78 Events and Activities...................26 How You Can Help......................24 Letters to the Editor.......................5 Library.........................................53 Obituaries................................105 People in the News.....................46 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......92 Rehoboth Fire Dept....................19 Rehoboth Ramblings.................15 Rehoboth Rescue Squad..........16 Rehoboth Town News................18 School News...............................61 Scouts.......................................75 Seekonk Human Services..........84 Seekonk Scene..........................21 Sports Update............................64 State House...............................72 Wedding................................81

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The district is following these protocols: Asking parents to keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater) or do not have signs of a fever, without using fever-reducing drugs. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected. Children who are sick at school are being sent home. Each classroom has hand sanitizer and students are being reminded of good hand washing procedures and other precautionary measures. Parents are being asked to notify the school if a child is absent for flu-like symp-

toms. This helps determine the flu activity in the district. The teachers and nurses are conducting active fever and flu symptom screening of students and staff upon arrival at school. School staff will ask students about symptoms suggestive of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches and fatigue. Any student who has at least 2 of these symptoms will be separated from others, offered a surgical mask, and sent home as soon as possible. The district is requiring a doctor’s note for absences of five or more consecutive days.

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Letters to the Editor... A “Spicy” Thank You

Thank you to all that contributed to the success of TRIAD’s 5th annual Chili Cook-off. I would like to thank the following: Cooks that donated their chili, time and imagination:: Pam Christman *Debbie Fredette Noah Moquin *Bob Costello Michael Moquin *Judy Mello Mike Darowski *Susan Trainor Michael Diegnan Michael Moquin Ginny Perry Lorrie Moquin Don George Timothy Moquin *(winners) Ghost Music - (Ernie and Carl) Boren Music Cumberland Farms - Water GOLDMARK Federal Credit Union Donation Family, friends, and members of Rehoboth TRIAD Thank you, Pat Higson (Chairperson Chili Cook-off)

Green Is The New Color – What Color Is Seekonk?

Have you noticed how much information has been published lately regarding “green” development? Pick up any newspaper and you are sure to read about a new “green” project. Look at Providence. They have been recognized in the news repeatedly for their drive toward becoming a greener city. They have demonstrated their commitment to a more sustainable environment with the new Blue Cross building, United National Foods and the Apeiron Institute. Their effort to move toward a cleaner, more sustainable living is commendable. Another example is the City of Taunton’s Rockland High School solar installation project. This summer they installed solar panels on the roof of the high school with a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), the state’s development agency for renewable energy. They are estimating a savings of $6,000.00 a year in electricity (Taunton Daily Gazette 8/6/09). And kudos to the Town of Norton. They are pursuing a solar energy production project at the landfill that could bring $300,000 to $400,000 in new annual revenue, while also helping the town to go green (Wicked Local Norton 04/03/09). Even closer to home, the Town of Rehoboth is soliciting bids for a Solar Photovoltaic 41 kW System for a town building ( The concept of energy conservation with a “Green” project or being a “Green” community has gained momentum and popularity, and rightfully so. The arguments it supports are easy to understand. Efforts made now to conserve energy, help preserve the environment and lessen our dependency on foreign oil are easy to defend. It makes you wonder: will the status of being ‘Green” soon be the norm instead of reserved for the few that have been able to afford it? It’s an interesting concept but not more interesting than asking, “What has Seekonk done to move into this new era of energy awareness?” At the November 30th Town Meeting there is an article on the Town Warrant to work toward becoming a Green Community. This means achieving the five (5) criteria set out by the Green Community Act of 2008 ( If

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

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Robert Ashton, the Rehoboth Health Agent, and I, the Rehoboth Public Health Nurse, want to publicly acknowledge the following volunteers who worked at the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Beckwith Middle School: Janice Godfrey, Brenda Crandall, Mandy Ezyk, Kathy Knight, Barbara Estrella, Peter Alley, Bill Carmichael, Linda Greaves, Mary Rosa, Al Erdos, Scott LaCourse and Rebecca Erdos. We would also like to recognize Bette Dyer for managing the difficult task of pre-registration and to the the Lion’s Club and Earl Dias for providing wheelchairs for the event. Everyone involved held a critical role in making the mass vaccination effort run as smoothly as possible. The help of those willing to come forth during their own free time is invaluable and very much appreciated. Thank you. Sincerely, Lynn Allienello, RN Rehoboth Board of Health, Public Health Nurse Medical Reserve Corps, Rehoboth Chapter Coordinator

Senior Christmas Bazaar

I would like to take a moment to thank Dorothy Conlow, for a great job, as Chairperson for the committee that ran the annual Christmas Bazaar for the Rehoboth Seniors. It is a monumental task to undertake, especially when the Club has numerous roadblocks t overcome. She handled all with dignity and very hard work. The seniors depend on the profit from this event to supplement their dinners and entertainment. Without the work of people like Dottie and her helpers, these would come to an end. The members were great. Pulling together to set up, display and to be there on Hours Saturday to sell or to buy. Everyone worked M•T•T•F very hard to make it the success that it was. 9-5 I’m sure all will agree that it was very time Wed til 8 consuming but lots of fun! Sat 9-1 We are already looking forward to next year’s Bazaar and know that Dottie and her workers can depend on the members and the public once again. Thank You Dorothy for all you do! Sincerely, Irma E. Souza, member

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Rehoboth Food Pantry Needs Help To Keep Up With Demand By Laura Calverley The holidays are usually a time when food pantries can count on the generosity of others to keep their shelves fully stocked. But this year may be different. Martin says that they are not stocked at all for the holidays at this point. He says people haven’t thought much about the holidays yet. But he has, and he’s getting concerned. “We haven’t gotten commitments from residents or businesses to donate holiday meats and other items or donations to allow us to go out and buy for the holidays,” said Martin. He says they are seeking donations of any type of meat – turkeys, hams, etc – as well as instant potatoes, rice, canned vegetables, canned fruit, soups, gravy and any type of dessert. The pantry has a refrigerator and freezer, so they can accept cold items. They are also always in need of paper products and toiletries. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated, and can sometimes go further because Martin and his staff can purchase food at reduced rates. “Everything helps. We’re at people’s mercy. It’s hard,” he said. The situation is so tough right now that Martin says Helping Hands may not be able to give out its annual holiday baskets this year. “There are a lot of people who don’t come in weekly for food, but we usually deliver them baskets just at the holidays,” he says.


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Holiday Toy Drive & Blizzard of Giving Program

Helping Hands recently kicked off its annual Holiday Toy Drive and “Blizzard of Giving” campaign. They are now accepting toys, books and other holiday gifts for Rehoboth children. The campaign runs through November 22. Unwrapped toys are preferred, unless you call Helping Hands ahead of time and get the name of a specific item from someone’s list. In the Blizzard of Giving program, Christmas lists are collected from needy children in town and snowflakes are posted, with items from the lists, at the schools and Rehoboth Post Office. People can pick a snowflake, then purchase the item, giftwrap it, and return it for distribution. Martin says that anyone who wants to submit a list should call before Thanksgiving. The list of holiday gift items for donation will be posted as soon as possible. Gifts should be sent in by December 12, if possible. Any holiday donation can also be dropped off at 127 Martin Street.

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The Helping Hands Food Pantry is located at 51 Winthrop Street and is open on Thursdays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. to Rehoboth residents only and by appointment for emergencies. Anyone interested in using the pantry must have a voucher. To apply, contact Martin at 508-252-3263.

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During Thanksgiving week, Helping Hands will be open 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24.

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Seekonk Human Services has an emergency food pantry that helps families and elders when they experience job loss or sudden financial crisis. This immediate access assistance will fill the gap while clients apply for food stamps and membership in the Doorways Food Pantry, which is open on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. Currently the cupboards at 320 Pleasant St. are virtually bare. Needed are non-perishable canned and dry foods such as soup, meat, fish, pasta sauce, pasta, fruit, pancake mix and cereal. Toiletries are also welcome. Please drop off your donations during our regular hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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The New England Antique Tractor and Truck Association held a successful two day Fall Show in October (despite the rain on Saturday) featuring antique tractors and trucks, tractor pulls, a harvest supper. Highlight of the event was “Hay Day on a New England Farm” with horses, mules and antique equipment. The club thanks all who volunteered at the event (more than 70 people), and thanks to all those who attended. We hope you enjoyed everything including the displays and the pulls. Walt Munroe of Rehoboth led the equestrian group, with help from Dave and Lee Trott along with Walt’s team of mules, and horses from ET Farm, Dighton. The demonstration on a nearby farm followed the process of cutting the hay with a mowing machine, tedding it to dry it, and then raking it into rows with a side delivery rake, which would then be prepared to be baled or loaded onto a wagon. (Photos attached) One could just imagine himself in a different era by witnessing this demonstration. What a historic and pastoral moment it was for those who were there. A hand fed stationary baler owned by the Freetown Historical Society was also demonstrated back at the Show by Bill Copeland of Assonet and his team of helpers. The Harvest Supper featured a locally raised barbecued pig roast and fresh local vegetables donated by AgCom members, and homemade desserts topped with ice cream. A Neatta meeting was held after the supper, with the introduction of Wayne Timchuk of Ohio, the Regional Director of Edge & TA, who addressed the NEATTA club members and then answered questions about the national organization. NEATTA members were honored to welcome him to our show and meeting. Entertainment then followed with the Goat Ropers, a country western band from Westport. Raffle ticket winner of the Tractor Wood Sculpture was Nick Main of Rehoboth, and winner of the John Deere Pedal Tractor was John Friedman of Attleboro. Winner of the quilt made by Gert Messier was Danielle Bowen of New Bedford. At our next meeting, Nov. 18, members are requested to bring a child’s toy (unwrapped) that will be donated to the National Guard to brighten Christmas for children of servicemen and women who are overseas. In the past we have had a great response to this request and the need is there again this year. Recently $400 was donated at the request of Bristol County Agricultural School to defray the costs of two students, Alex Moitozo of Rehoboth and Justin Pavao of Dighton, who are Future Farmers of America members, as they attended the National FFA Convention in Minneapolis. Theses students competed statewide to earn the privilege to represent Massachusetts at this convention. Congratulations to them. The club plans to meet on December 16, followed by a CPR Class led by the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee. A member has mentioned a need for a used hot tub to be used as therapy for a person with Cerebral Palsy. Anyone wanting to donate this could contact Jane at 508 758-4572.

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Travel Tips: I want to share some advice on things that I learned in my travels in recent months, with the hope that others might find it helpful. The first thing that comes to mind - do you know that when you visit Ireland and some other countries, you need to have a passport that is still good for six months after your return to the U.S.? I didn’t know this and was glad to learn about it in time to renew my passport (the previous one was good for five and one-half months, wouldn’t you know). I don’t know how strict officials are on either side of the Atlantic about this and I didn’t want to find out the hard way. My advice is to start thinking about a new passport when yours passes the 9-year mark. A big thank-you goes to Rick Steves and his tour book on Ireland for including this passport tip in bold type at the beginning of the book. Finding this news out three months in advance was well worth the price of the book. We are great fans of Rick Steves’ travel books (and his enjoyable PBS travel shows and his websites) at out house because we’ve found that they can’t be beat for basic tips on how to get around in Europe (money, phones, tipping, driving, public transportation and so forth). However, they aren’t as exhaustive as the thicker guidebooks, such as Frommer’s or Fodor’s, so you’ll need other guidebooks as well. Also, at this stage of my life, I tend to prefer accommodations a bit more upscale than the basic B&Bs that Rick suggests. If you’ve got a super-thick travel guidebook (for California or Florida, for example), I suggest cutting out the parts you are interested in so you don’t have to lug the whole thing around, assuming these are your own books and not the library’s. (The AAA guidebooks are especially good for this.) Your public library is a great source for travel guides (if you’re not cutting pages out) but bear in mind you’ll be responsible for any damaged or lost books you borrowed. We’ve finally started traveling with a netbook and found that having access to the web (many hotels offer wireless service, but it’s not always free) is getting to be a necessity these days and certainly makes travel easier. Speaking of money, many tourists to Europe this past summer noted that they had trouble using their ATM cards over there. It is a good idea to check with your bank ahead of time about using the cards abroad. Likewise, it’s good to call your credit card company and tell them where and when you plan to be using your card outside the U.S. so you’re not blocked from using the card there. To quote him again, Rick Steves suggests carrying extra cash in a money belt worn under your clothing so you never risk running out of money. This is an idea I came up with myself years ago and find worthwhile, if a bit cumbersome. While driving in unfamiliar territory, you’ll find a GPS very helpful on vacation. It’s not foolproof, however. There are many stories of huge trucks/lorries in the UK getting stuck after driving down narrow little lanes. Our GPS directed us down a little road that turned into a farmer’s horse pasture in Derry. The farmer seemed very amused by this, but it sure wasn’t the main road leading to our hotel. But mostly, the GPS was a big help. When driving in Europe, you will want a rental car that isn’t very big due to the narrow country roads and city streets, though I can tell you that a Nissan Micra (about the same thing as a tiny Toyota Yaris) is a tad crowded with three smallish adults and their luggage. I called the Ireland trip our “Ancient Ruins” tour because of all the ruined abbeys and castles we saw and also because that’s how I felt by the time we came home. I’ve read that the airlines are cutting back on flights even during the holidays this year and so travelers are encouraged to make reservations early. Also, flights are getting more expensive, thanks to the law of supply and demand. As far as domestic air travel goes, if


you’ve wondered about Southwest Airlines’ new offer to hold early seating for you for an extra $10 (it’s still unreserved, first-come, firstserved), on a recent flight we found that at least during non-peak times it didn’t really seem necessary. If you get your boarding pass online 24 hours before your flight, you’ll probably be mid-way through the A boarding group. I’d still like for Southwest to offer reserved seating but I guess I’m in the minority on this. Whether you are going over the river and through the woods, or staying home for the holidays, or going somewhere warm and sunny this winter, best wishes for this festive season.

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Symptoms of a cold are a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, scratchy throat, cough, and a weakened sense of taste and smell. Since colds are extremely difficult to prevent entirely, the following suggestions may help: -Try to avoid close contact with someone who may have a cold, most especially during the first few days when the infection is most likely to be spread. -Wash or sanitize hands after touching someone who has a cold, after touching an object they have touched, and after blowing one’s nose. If a child has a cold, try to wash and/or sanitize toys after play. -Keep fingers away from ones nose and eyes to avoid infecting oneself with cold virus particles that may have been picked up. -Keep a second hand towel in the bathroom for healthy people to use. -Try to maintain the humidity of ones environment so that sinuses do not dry out. -Try not to inflict, even accidentally, ones cold on others. Cover ones mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, throw the tissue away, then wash and/or sanitize hands. Try to limit close contact or even stay a safe distance away from people who may be most vulnerable such as someone who has asthma or another chronic lung disease.

What To Do To Help Prevent the Flu

Symptoms of the flu can occur abruptly and are more severe than those of a cold. They include a temperature of 101 degrees F or above, sore throat, cough, headache, chills, muscle ache, tiredness, and just feeling sore or lousy all over. Flu vaccines are the prevention either by the flu shot or in some cases the nasal spray, which is recommended only for non high-risk groups. September and October are the best months to get the vaccine or as soon as it is available. Flu shots are recommended for the following: -All persons age 6 months or older, including school children, who wish to reduce the risk of becoming ill with the flu or of transmitting the flu virus to others and are not allergic to eggs. -All children aged 6 months through 18 years. -Adults 50 years or older

November 2009 The Reporter -Adults and children with chronic medical conditions, especially asthma, other lung diseases, diabetes, and heart disease. -Adults and children with a suppressed immune system. -All women who will be pregnant during the flu season. -Residents of nursing homes or other chronic care facilities. -Health-care workers involved in direct patient care. -Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children less than 6 months old. You should NOT get a flu shot if you are allergic to eggs or any component of the vaccine. The viral material in flu vaccines is grown in eggs. You also should NOT get a flu vaccine if you are younger that 6 months, have a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, have an acute illness and a fever. You should not get a flu shot until you are feeling better.

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Symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may experience vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, including the N1H1 virus and have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Severe illnesses and deaths have occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus. This year, a flu vaccine, as well as an H1N1 vaccine should be the best protection from swine flu. Also follow the steps below: -Wash hands often with soap and water and/or use an alcoholbased hand rub. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. -Try to avoid close contact with sick people. -If you are sick with flu-like illness, the Center for Disease Control recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.

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Rehoboth – The Special State Primary will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, in one precinct, The Gladys L. Hurrell, Rehoboth Senior Center, at 55 Bay State Road. All voters in Rehoboth will cast their ballots at this location. The polls will be open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. There will be only one Special Voter Registration session prior to the primary and that is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th at the Town Clerk’s OfKathleen J. Conti fice from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is the final Town Clerk date to register to be eligible to vote in the Special State Primary. Voter registration may also take place during regular business hours at the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Potential voters may also register by mail by completing a mail-in registration form. The mail-in registration for those wishing to be eligible to vote in the December 8th Special State Primary must be postmarked by November 18th and received in the Town Clerk’s Office no later than November 23rd. Voters who will be out of town on Election Day or who will be unable to get to the polls may contact the Town Clerk’s Office to obtain an absentee ballot; a written request to the Town Clerk is required to obtain a ballot. The cut-off for applying for absentee ballots is 12 noon on Monday, December 7th. If voters have questions regarding their eligibility, they should call the Town Clerk’s Office Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 508 252-6502.

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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires that property values be updated every three years. The Rehoboth Board of Assessors announces that our property valuations for Fiscal Year 2010 are being completed and waiting for final approval from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Until we receive Preliminary Certification, values are still pending and subject to a change. You may review your proposed valuation from November 18, 2009 to November 27, 2009 at the following location: Assessors Office at the Rehoboth Town Office Building at 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth. Rehoboth Board of Assessors

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Rehoboth Fire Department Facts and News Rehoboth Firefighter’s Memorial

The Department held its annual Fireman’s Memorial with a brief service by Chaplain Amaral, the honor roll was read, followed by a collation at Fire Headquarters. The Department extends a sincere thank you to the Rehoboth and Swansea RT 136 Dunkin’ Donuts, Cornerstone Bakery of Swansea and Country Thyme Florist of Rehoboth for their generous support. The Department also thanks our members and the Community in helping us honor those who have served.

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A building permit must be obtained prior to the installation of a wood or coal stove and an inspection by the Building Inspector must be completed as required by the State Building Code.

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October was change your clock, change your battery time, however this year Day Light Saving time has been moved to November 1, 2009. The Department reminds everyone to change the battery in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clock. If your smoke detectors are wired into the home’s electrical system, test the detectors and clean them. Hardwired smoke detectors installed in homes after July 1997 also have batteries that need to be changed. If you need assistance, or have any questions about your smoke detectors please call the Department at 508-252-3725. Senior Citizens can get assistance by contacting the Department or the C.O.A.

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The Rehoboth Fire Department is currently recruiting for the position of Call Firefighter. If you have an interest or questions please contact the Chief’s office at 508-252-3725.

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ground, away from the building to prevent fires. Do not place ashes into a paper bag or cardboard box. Ashes and embers can stay hot for days and ignite combustibles.

Recent Serious Incidents In Our Community

Candle Spark Fire and Serious Concerns

During the last week of September the Department responded to a reported fire in the kitchen of a home. Upon a child car seat/carrier was found burned in the sink of the kitchen and a strong odor of burned plastic throughout the home. The homeowner stated the seat caught fire after being set upon the counter next to the candle. She was quite shaken because the seat was on the counter for less than two minutes. She stated she place the child and carrier on the counter, took the child into the living room and before she could get the child into the high chair the fire alarm sounded and black smoke was filling the kitchen. She quickly threw the seat and candle into the sink and turned on the water but the flames would not go out, She immediately took the child and left the house can called the Department. The Department’s investigation revealed the candle in a can was in the center of the center counter of the kitchen and was


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Rehoboth S.A.F.E. Observes Fire Prevention Week

Lt. Randy Larrivee and his crew have completed the Fire Prevention Week programs for 2009. Randy and his team will now prepare for the upcoming school year and their in school programs. Randy and Firefighter John Ferreira have attend this years SAFE Training and In-Service and will use the training in this years SAFE Training. Randy also has programs for community groups and civic organization and Senior Fire Safety. Please contact the Department is you are interested in a program.

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The Seekonk Scene Town Clerk’s Corner By Jan Parker, Seekonk Town Clerk

The plans for the dinner dance on January 16, 2010 at Johnson and Wales Inn to raise funds for the new Seekonk Meadows Park behind the Seekonk Library are moving right along. Tables of 8 or single tickets will be able to be purchased. Gaston Malloy, the previous Seekonk High School Music Director is providing the dancing music for us with his renowned band, Malloi. Tickets will be $50.00 each, with proceeds going to the park fund. Tickets are on sale in the Town Clerk’s office now. We will announce other locations for sale of tickets at a later date. Town Meeting will be held on Monday, November 30th at 7:00 P.M. at the High School. All registered voters may vote on the warrant articles that are presented. You may register to vote here at the Town Hall if you have not registered before. There will be two special elections to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Kennedy. A primary election will be held on December 8 and the election will be held on January 19, 2010. Absentee ballots will be available about three weeks ahead of each election. There are cats and kittens at the animal shelter that are in need of homes. If you are looking to adopt a great pet, please check the animal shelter here in Seekonk first. Town Hall will be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving. Hope that everyone has a happy holiday. Does not seem possible that another holiday season is approaching so quickly.


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The income guidelines for the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) have been modified to allow homeowners and renters whose income is at or below 60% of the state’s estimated median income to qualify for fuel assistance. This change greatly expands the number of households now eligible for assistance heating bills and other utilities. The maximum income for number of persons living in a household is as follows: one person, $29,126; 2 persons, $38,087; 3 persons, $47,049; 4 persons, $56,011; and 5 persons, $64,973. Income for all household members is considered. Reportable income includes wages, unemployment, interest, dividends, pension, and Social Security. Citizens for Citizens, a community action program based in Taunton and Fall River, administers the fuel assistance program for Seekonk residents. The program covers payments for oil, propane, wood or coal, as well as natural gas and electric utilities. Benefits to a given household are determined using a formula that gives the greatest assistance to the lowest income households with the highest fuel costs. The application period for fuel assistance grants is from November 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010. Applications are handled by Seekonk Human Services. Call (508) 336-8772 to make an appointment and to obtain a list of documentation that must accompany your application. Alternately, residents can apply on a walk-in basis at Citizens for Citizens, 21 Spring Street, Taunton; (508) 676-7397.

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Seekonk voters are being asked to support a warrant article at the November 30 Town Meeting to request the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, other town boards and committee, and town and school employees to pursue the goal of meeting the 5 criteria for qualifying as a “green community.” Meeting this goal would reduce the town’s energy use, promote renewable energy, and make the town eligible for grants and loans under the state’s Green Communities Act of 2008. The Board of Selectmen and School Committee would report progress toward the goal at the next two Annual Town Meetings. The criteria include 1) approving a zoning by-law that encourages renewable or alternative energy research and development, generation, and manufacturing in designated locations; 2) adopting an expedited application and permitting procedure for such facilities; 3) establishing an energy use baseline for town and school buildings, vehicles, and street and traffic lights and embarking on a comprehensive program to reduce energy consumption 20% within 5 years; 4) purchasing only fuel-efficient vehicles (fire engines, ambulances, heavy-duty public works trucks are exempt, as are police cruisers until more efficient cruisers are commercially available); and require all new residential construction over 3000 sq. ft. and new commercial and industrial construction to minimize life-cycle energy costs, to the extent feasible. The warrant article commits the town to pursuing energy efficiency, conservation, and the use of renewable energy, but does not set a timeline to meet the goal of green community status. Massachusetts building inspectors have identified the fifth criteria as problematic to enforce; their concerns will need to be addressed. The voter-petitioned warrant article was initiated by the Sustainable Seekonk Energy Committee, a community-based group, with the support of Seekonk’s Planning Board, which hired the Horsley-Witten consulting firm to work with their department on the zoning aspects of the Green Communities Program. The Energy Group includes the Superintendent of Public Works, who is facilities manager for town buildings; the chair of the Capital Improvement Committee; a member of the Planning Board; and interested citizens. “Attaining green community status could result in considerable cost savings to the town,” notes Bob Lamoureux, DPW Director. “The facilities manager in Andover, MA, whose population is twice that of Seekonk, has told us that his town has realized $700,000 in annual energy savings through programs they have implemented. If we were to achieve even a fraction of that amount, it would help the town’s budget. Savings in energy costs can translate into saving jobs.” Ron Bennett, a Planning Board member and owner of a construction firm that has begun specializing in solar energy, points out that “shifting away from dependence on foreign oil by shifting to greater reliance on renewable and alternative energy strengthens our national and local economy. Seekonk’s unemployment rate has hit 11.5%. We can encourage job creation in our own community by adopting energy efficiency practices and utilizing renewable and alternative energy technologies.” “Reducing the greenhouse gases associated with burning fossil fuels can slow the process of climate change,” Dave Bowden adds. “Dependence on foreign oil and the disruption military and intelligence analysts predict will accompany climate change are both regarded as threats to national security. Changing our energy policy and consumption is the responsibility of all of us.” An information session on the green communities warrant article will be held on Tuesday, November 17th, in the Seekonk High School library, 261 Arcade Avenue, starting at 7 P.M. For more information about the warrant article, contact John Hansen at (508) 336-2962 or Carol Bragg at (508) 336-3594.

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Seekonk Board of Health H1N1 Update

Now Offering Evening Appointments

The Seekonk Board of Health has been working with the School Department to monitor absenteeism related to influenza in the schools. We have been following weekly absentee rates for all of the public schools in Seekonk since February 2009. A recent memo from the school district superintendent inaccurately stated that there are “confirmed” cases of H1N1 influenza among some absent students. This is not true.  As of October 23, 2009, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed to us that there are NO confirmed cases of H1N1 illness in the Town of Seekonk.  While there are no confirmed cases, there are many presumed cases. Confirmation requires a laboratory test; a presumed case is a determination made by the treating physician and takes into account the symptoms of the child, the time of year, and what similar illnesses are present within the community.  With this distinction in mind, there are several presumed cases of H1N1 infection among the students who are absent from school. There is, therefore, every reason to believe that the H1N1 infection has arrived in Seekonk.  There are other illnesses that can produce similar symptoms to the H1N1 infection, including the seasonal influenza. The seasonal influenza season has not yet begun. There are separate vaccines for each of the two types of influenza; vaccination against the seasonal flu will NOT protect you against the H1N1 virus.  Here is some important information from the Department of Public Health to protect you and your family this flu season: • Get vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available, especially if you have a medical condition which makes health complications from the flu more likely.   • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol based hand gel.   • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.  Always wash your hands before you touch your eyes, nose or mouth.    • Use a regular household cleaner to clean surfaces that might get flu virus on them like door knobs, phones, faucets and toys.   • Avoid close physical contact with people who are sick.  People with young children, a weak immune system or a chronic medical condition should avoid large crowds, if possible.   • Stay at home from work and school if you get sick with a flu-like illness and avoid contact with others so the virus does not spread.  Stay at home until you have been free from fever for at least 48 hours.  For most people this will mean staying at home for about four (5) days.


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DESSERTS: Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp ala mode, Sugar Free Apple Pie

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Adoption Options is holding a free informational session those considering adoption and are interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. In Rhode Island, the next meeting is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 959 North Main St. in Providence on November 19th. Adoption Options, a non-sectarian, non-profit, comprehensive adoption program of Jewish Family Service works with prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and people who have been adopted. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with offices in Rehoboth and Providence. The agency’s work with all members of the adoption triad is focused on helping individuals to understand their options and make the most informed choices for their future. For more information, please contact Peg Boyle at 401-331-5437 or visit

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Fundraiser Francis M. Cavaco

is hosting a Fund Raising Event For Seekonk Fuel Assistance Program SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2009 2:00 - 5:00 PM BONE YARD BBQ 540 Central Ave. Seekonk $8.00 Donation

Net Proceeds will be given to Seekonk Fuel Assistance Program For Tickets call 508 761-7650

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Volunteers Needed!

Did you know that 1 in every 50 children in the U.S will go to sleep without a home this year? Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties. If you have an extra 2 hours a week and a desire to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful children, then we have the volunteer opportunity for you! A six month commitment is required. Attendance at one of our training sessions is mandatory. Upcoming trainings: November 17th and 18th from 6 – 9 p.m. in Holyoke. December 1st and 2nd from 6 – 9 p.m. in Boston. December 1st and 2nd from 6 – 9 p.m. in Worcester. December 2nd and 3rd from 6 – 9 p.m. in Lawrence and December 8th and 9th from 6 – 9 p.m. in New Bedford. Sign up today! Contact Jill Miceli at (508) 999-9454 or at for more information and an application, or fill one out online at www.

Your open door is hope! Become a foster parent.

Dare Family Services is seeking caring families to provide foster care for area children. While helping a child, you will receive excellent training, 24 hour support and a tax free stipend toward the child’s care. For more information, call 508-802-9515.

Dentistry At Its MOST Advanced. Dentistry At Its MOST Comfortable. November 2009 The Reporter

Rhode Island Blood Center Drives East Providence

• Friday, November 20, 2009 - 9:00 AM -1:00 PM; East Providence City Hall (Bloodmobile); 145 Taunton Avenue • Thursday, November 05, 2009 - 8:00 AM -2:00 PM; St. Mary Academy Bay View (Wellness Center); 3070 Pawtucket Avenue • Friday, November 20, 2009 - 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Orchard View Manor (Trellisses Room); 135 Tripps Lane

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• Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 11:00 AM -2:30 PM; Showcase Cinemas (Bloodmobile); 100 Commerce Way • Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:00 AM -2:00 PM; Old Country Buffet (Bloodmobile); 37 Commerce Way • Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:00 AM -2:30 PM; Showcase Cinemas 1-10 (Bloodmobile); 800 Fall River Ave. • Monday, November 23, 2009 - 4:00 PM -8:00 PM; Newman YMCA (Bloodmobile); 472 Taunton Ave.

CPR Classes Being Offered At Sturdy Memorial

Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Nursing Education Department is currently accepting registrations for the following CPR courses; all classes are held at the Hospital and are open to the public: Heartsaver CPR – Wednesday, November 11 from1 to 5 p.m. in Classroom Thanks tomust the be most recentto advances in lasertodentistry, many dental 303. You prepared perform according current standards. The feeprocedures is $45/per person, and includes current learning materials. Pre-registration is required in order to obtain can now be completed without the need for anesthetics, vibration or the learning materials prior to the class. This course is designed for lay rescuers; attendees disconcerting of the drill. Dr. Alan Merchanthouse just will learn how towhine recognize anddental treat life-threatening emergencies includingemploys cardiac arrest and choking for responsive adult, child, and infant victims. such technology in a relaxing country setting in Rehoboth. For the highest Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 quality dental – furnished by8 aa.m. highly trained and friendly staff of dental p.m. and Friday,care November 13 from to 3 p.m. in the Auditorium. Participants must show proof of current CPR certification and have basic knowledge of cardiac dysrhythmias. professionals – call (508) 252-6121 to schedule your appointment with The cost for the full and recertification for registered nurses is $165 and $240 for physicians. Dr. Alanfees Merchanthouse. Course include course materials, ACLS textbook, and refreshments. For more information or to register for any of these classes, please call the Nursing Education Department at 508/236-7161. ● ●

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Horse Play Equine Rescue and Sanctuary

Horse Play Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is a private non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference for horses in need. We are an all volunteer organization and receive no federal or state funding. Every penny donated to our organization  goes towards our general operations, animal rescue and care as well as supporting our community volunteer and educational programs. We are in need of Public And Corporate Donations. “Horse Play” equine rescue is located at 143 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown , R.I. 02874,. There is a volunteer in your neighborhood,. Call for information (508) 472-3706 , or go to  Look for events and upcoming free clinics in your Rehoboth neighborhood.


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Events & Activities Christmas Caroling Hayride Food Drive at Teaberry Knoll Therapeutic Riding Stable Located at 201 Miller St. Seekonk, MA

Saturday, December 5th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Santa will arrive at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

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Admission: Non-perishable food items, paper products, diapers and personal care items to be donated to a local food pantry* and church**, or cash donations will be accepted to purchase turkeys and hams for food baskets and Christmas toys. Join us as we go Caroling through the fields of Teaberry Knoll on a wagon filled with hay (weather permitting.) After, we will enjoy hot chocolate and roast marshmallows over an open fire. A visit from Santa is on everyone’s list! So bring your cameras, dress warm and festive and get ready for a great start to the Christmas Season! There will be a raffle table and holiday crafts as well. Hayride is wheelchair accessible. Other refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase. On behalf of Teaberry Knoll, Rachel Rose, family and friends, “Happy Holidays!” **The Feinstein Foundation will be donating to our food and cash totals… so the more you donate, the more we earn! *TAPIN- Touching a person in need. **Seekonk Congregational

Beckwith Pie Sale

Pies, Pies and More Pies… Get ready for the Holidays with the Beckwith Middle School Pie Sale! We have 16 different pies! If you have not pre-ordered, don’t worry, we will have lots of pies available for sale at the door. All sales are cash-and-carry and first-come-first-serve. Pies will be available on Friday, November 13th between 3 pm to 8 p.m. at Beckwith Middle School (#330R Winthrop Street, Rehoboth). The pies are excellent quality (from Grandma’s Pies) and are fully baked and frozen. Please support your local Sports and Academic Teams as well as your Thanksgiving table. For questions, please contact Sue Duncan (508) 252-5658. Thank You.

Harvest Supper

The Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA will hold their Annual Harvest Supper on Saturday November 7th. Two seatings are planned, 5:00 PM and 6:45 P.M. The menu will include Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Harvest Beets, Onions, Cole Slaw, Rolls & Butter, Apple Crisp and beverage. Ticket prices are: Adults $12.00 and Children (5-12 years old) $4.00. Take out is available. For tickets or any information please contact, Christina Greene at 508-336-8807 or the Church office at 508-336-9355. Tickets will also be sold during coffee hour after the 9:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. services on Sundays in October. Reservations required.

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Community VNA Hospice Care A Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving Congregation Agudas Achim, 901 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

Sunday, November 8 • 3 P.M.

Persons from the community who have experienced loss are invited to join with family and friends of Community VNA Hospice Care in “A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving.” This year this memorable gathering will take place at Congregation Agudas Achim, 901 North Main Street, Attleboro on Sunday, November 8 at 3 P.M. As an interfaith, non-denominational celebration, it will honor your loved one’s life and memory. This service is free and open to the public. Following the service, there will be refreshments and time to meet and share with Community VNA Hospice Care staff and volunteers. Congregation Agudas Achim is handicapped accessible. For more information, please contact Community VNA Hospice Care Bereavement Coordinator at 508-222-0118 extension 1373. Community VNA Hospice Care offers grief support to anyone in the community who has had a loss through death, not just for those who were cared for by hospice. Our grief professionals, who specialize in grief and loss, can offer some suggestions or sources of support. They are a resource for those dealing with grief, as well as for those seeking guidance on how to support others who are grieving. For more information contact the Bereavement Coordinator at Community VNA Hospice Care at 800-220-0110, x1373 or visit us online at

Centenary United Methodist Church

“Lovingly Crafted by Hands at Centenary Bazaar”

Travel back to a time of Old World Traditions and Elegance at Centenary United Methodist Church’s annual Fall Bazaar. A Coventry Christmas on the corner will take place Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the corner of Sanford and N. Main Streets in Attleboro. Stroll the many old world shops of hand-made crafts and delicacies, shop from the many gift areas from new to old, and hear the sounds of live entertainment in our Sanctuary. If you love the coziness of a warm afghan or blanket, visit our Kneedleworks shop, where every item is lovingly handcrafted or sewn. You can pick up a one of a kind scarf, mitten or hat for great prices. Or check out the large selection of country home accents at Coventry Countryside Fare. Their table is chock full of delectable cheeses, homemade dips, jams and country accents. And of course, adorable teddy bears. On Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., experience a taste of old Italy with a Lasagna Dinner Feast in our Centenary Trattoria, serenaded by a violinist. Pre-purchased Adults, $8.00. Walk-ins/Takeout, $9.00. Children under 14, $4.50. Call the church at 508-222-1759 for tickets. On Saturday, the Grub & Grog will be serving up your favorite comfort foods made from scratch. These are but a sampling of the 17 Old World shops and activities at Centenary’s bazaar this year. Preview our many items up for bid in Silent Auction, at our website, http://cumc.thischurch. org, and if you are unable to make a bid in person – print out and send in the proxy bid form on items you would like to bid on. But before you leave, make sure to Pick the Pastor’s Pockets for door prizes. (Bring this original notice and get one free pick) All proceeds from the annual bazaar are used to support local and world missions.


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Learn About The $1900 A Month Benefit For Veterans The VA Doesn’t Want You To Know About. Many Veterans and spouses qualify for a little-known VA benefit designed to keep Veterans and spouses at home and out of the nursing home. It can also pay for assisted living. The benefit ranges from about $1000 a month for widows to about $1900 a month for couples. Our FREE report outlines the benefit and what it takes to qualify. Call now for a copy of your free special report.

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CVNA Tree Lighting Ceremoney Community VNA Hospice Care will host their annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday December 6, 2006 beginning at 4:00PM. This event is free and open to the public. Those in attendance will be invited to remember their loved one by … Each light on this tree, which shines throughout the holiday season, represents a gift received in memory or in honor of a loved one.  Community VNA Hospice Care is happy to offer this opportunity to pause and pay tribute to loved ones who have meant so much to us. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions please contact Martha Gallacher, Community Resource Coordinator at 774-203-1311.

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You are invited to a Tupperware Open House Party to benefit the Sports and Academic Programs as Beckwith Middle School. Please come and browse the Tupperware displays and support the Beckwith students. Tupperware makes a great gift! Shop early for the holidays. So bring a friend and enjoy some stress-free shopping. Date: Friday, November 20th. Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Open House: come any time) Where: CP Woodcrafters Design Showroom 39 Lee Street, Pawtucket (Lee St. is off Newport Ave, near Attleboro) For more information, contact Cheryl at 508-252-9884. Sponsored by the Massasoit League Fundraising Committee Tupperware Representative: Alison Melo

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The Rehoboth Community Dance at Goff Memorial Hall

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nity dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The November 22 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, call Bob Elliott at 508-669-5656 or Judith Schrier at 401-751-4554, or you can email Paul Wilde at zenyente@gmail. com. jammers.html.

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Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA; $8; All dances taught. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. Contact: 508-252-6375; http://www.

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November 6&7 Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Stephen’s Church 683 South Main St. Attleboro. Annual Holiday Bazaar: Many raffles including 2 Pair of Tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs NE Patriots Game, 46” Sony 1080p LCD HDTV, Playstation 3, Chinese Raffle, MA Scratch Ticket Raffle, Gift Certificate Raffle. Booths include Silent Auction, Unique Gift Baskets, French Meat Pies for Sale (limited quantity), Crafts, Baked Goods, Candy, Jewelry, Knitted and Crocheted Items, Kids and Adult Instant Win, Photos with Santa. Kitchen both days with Clam Cakes & Chowder the “special” both days and French Meat Pie Dinner the “special” on Saturday.

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Crestwood Country Club is the perfect place to host your holiday event. Our function rooms are decorated for the season and our menu selection is sure to please every appetite. Please call our events coordinator at 508-336-8582 ext. 104 for more details or visit our website at

Come join us on Friday, December 18th for our 6th annual “Jingle Mingle” This will give an opportunity for smaller companies to enjoy a night of dancing, festive cocktails, and great food. We will be hosting a cash bar all night, dancing to a DJ, Hor’s during cocktail hour and a holiday buffet. The price per person is $40.00 plus tax and surcharge. Reserve your tables today. Please call Barbara at 508-336-8582 ext 104

Crestwood Country Club is your destination for corporate golf outings. We have a few dates available for next year. Please call Michael Smith at 508-336-8582, Ext. 100 for more details.


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Meat on a Stick Fundraiser Dighton Rehoboth Grid Iron Club Cooks over a wood fire pit Saturday November 7 • 5 - 9 P.M. P.A.C.C. (Portuguese American Civic Club) School Street, Taunton, MA


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$5.00 a ticket For Burgers and Hot dogs Cash Bar (Drink proceeds go to the P.A.C.C.)

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The Village Green Fair Christmas in Attleboro Falls

Will be held at Central Congregational Church Inside Margaret Kay Fellowship Hall; 115 Commonwealth Avenue, Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts

Saturday, November 7 • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lunch & coffee available for purchase. Homemade jams, jellies, candies, baked goods and preserves. Handmade crafts, knit and crochet items. Christmas Treasures Table, Jewelry, and more! Come start your Christmas shopping here! Great gifts—great prices!

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Murray Unitarian Universalist Church Annual Holiday Fair

Friday, November 13th from 11 A.M. - 7 PM and on Saturday, November 14h from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Come shop rooms full of toys, books, and treasurers from Grandma’s Attic and Almost Antiques. There will be cookies by the pound, pies, gifts, a children’s craft activity area, Fair Trade Coffee products, and a huge raffle. Lunch, dinner, snacks, and carry-out will be available in the Gourmet Room. Locally crafted products include jewelry; nature photography; jams and preserves; honey products; and handmade books, felted hats, and bags. Murray Church is located at 505 North Main Street in Attleboro. For more information, call the church office at 508-222-0505, or visit our web site at www.

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Angelcat Haven’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue is holding its 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the North Attleboro Elk’s Lodge, 52 Bulfinch St, North Attleboro, MA. Get your holiday shopping done early! For a minimum $1.00 donation (children under 12 free,) the day includes many wonderful items for sale, baked goods, food & refreshments and raffles. Vendors and crafters include jewelry makers, scrap bookers, Tastefully Simple, The Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Mia Bella Candles, and more. All proceeds go directly to cover medical expenses for cats and kittens and this year the need couldn’t be greater. Due to the poor economy and foreclosures, Angelcat faces the challenge of helping more cats than usual, to provide them with medical attention, and finding them permanent loving homes. Every donation will help Angelcat care for the many cats in need. Tables are available for $35 for crafters and vendors interested in selling their items. Exhibitors are asked to provide one item for the raffle (to be donated the day of the event) Set up begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. For more information on how to secure a table, call (508) 203-4240, email, or download a registration form on Angelcat Haven (ACH) is an all-volunteer, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats in Southeastern Massachusetts. For more information, or to volunteer, please call our message center at (508) 203-4240 or visit www. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Angelcat Haven, 36 Bacon square, Plainville, MA 02762.

Local Church Unveils Community Art Project

Dedication of mosaic constructed by parishioners at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Providence scheduled for November 21 Members of a local congregation who have been part of an ambitious community art project for the past year will soon see the result of their hard work. A twenty-seven square foot glass mosaic will be dedicated at a special service at the church on Saturday, November 21st. Conceived by a team of church members led by artist and parishioner Heather Annis, the mosaic is composed of over 10,000 tiles handmade at a glass-casting studio in East Providence. The success of the project is a result of participation from a wide variety of parishioners, from teenagers to senior citizens, who have been involved in the process of design, assembly, and installation since last October. The mosaic seeks to visually express the St. Martin’s mission statement in a fresh, relevant way, one that is both sensitive to the existing architecture as well as to the needs and concerns of the community. “Come as you are. Grow with us in faith. Go forth in peace” is represented by a swirling collection of wheat sheaves, fish, and doves, the motion of which implies that the faith journey is neither a linear progression from one step to another, nor one that takes place in isolation. Similarly, the construction of the mosaic would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and dedication of the entire congregation. A service and reception to mark the mosaic’s completion will take place on Saturday, November 21 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard Avenue, Providence.

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On December 5, the Arts in the Village Concert Series welcomes back the Providence Mandolin Orchestra, directed by Mark Davis. Over the past 30 years, the PMO has become one of the leading American mandolin ensembles, performing throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, and at festivals in Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the Netherlands. Its repertoire features a wide range of musical styles, from Renaissance dances to Baroque concertos, from turn-of-the-century nostalgia to avantgarde expressions. For the evening’s performance, this ensemble of 21 musicians will present their latest program, “A Day in the Life of a City,” which uses recent compositions to depict the dawn, morning, afternoon, and evening of life in a big city. The program will include the world premiere performance of “The City Awakens” by Emiel Stopler of the Netherlands, which was written for the PMO, as well as a suite of Brazilian pieces by Antonio Carlos Jobim and several British pop pieces arranged especially for this concert. Other composers represented on the program include Owen Hartford (Boston), Victor Kioulaphides (New York), Annette Kruisbrink (Netherlands), Betty Beath (Australia), and the team of Lennon/McCartney (Beatles). With the exception of the Jobim and Beatles arrangements, every piece on this program was written specifically for mandolin orchestra within the last few years. This concert will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students and children, cash and checks only. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. For information, please call 508252-5718.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 6:00-6:30 P.M. Social, 6:30 P.M. Dinner

Cost is $25.00 For Members & Non-Members Topic: The Massachusetts Data Privacy Law - What Your Business Needs To Understand And Implement! On March 1, 2010 a new MA law goes into effect that will have a MAJOR impact on your business! All businesses that store or transmit information containing personal identifiers such as Social Security numbers, tax ID or bank account information on residents of Massachusetts must meet a number of stringent requirements to protect the data and comply with the new law. Our guest speaker, Brad Dinerman, president of Fieldbrook Solutions and the National Information Security Group, will go over the key points of the law and provide a roadmap for you to follow to make sure that your are in compliance before the deadline. Please RSVP By November 9th - Email or call Dale McCaughey at 508-252-3312, RBA, P.O. Box 643, Rehoboth, MA 02769

Anawan Grange

It is hard to believe that another month has gone by. On October 13th after our business meeting, we enjoyed a Fuller Brush Party with Earl and Shirley Goff. It was lots of fun. Our Halloween party is scheduled for the 27th and I will list winners of our costume parade in the next newsletter. November brings our Veterans Day program on the 10th. We will also be collecting non-perishable goods for the food bank. Hopefully all members can donate an item and I thank you in advance. The 24th we will give thanks. There will be a program on history and each member should bring an idea for future programs. On the 28th Anawan hosts Bay State Pomona at 1 P.M. for a luncheon of beef stew and biscuits. The meeting will feature something seasonal. The National Grange legislative policies for 2009 are sent to each Grange in a 23 page booklet. I will share something each newsletter to help let others know some of the projects the Grange supports.

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Our big fundraiser will be a 2-day yard sale in June of 2010. We are collecting items now and we will have a lot of items that will be of interest to all, so watch for more info to come. We will be doing our usual donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets along with donations for Christmas. We, the Rehoboth Anawan Lions Club members, would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very “Happy Thanksgiving” and a big “Thank You” for all your support with our projects and we look forward to your continued support. Remember our motto: “We Serve” and indeed we do.

Rehoboth Anawan Lions Club News

By Bernie DeRoche The Rehoboth Anawan Lions have had several very successful events. Our Yankee Candle fundraiser was one that took place recently and 25 members took part in the sales. We also had our White Cane Collection at Dunkin Donuts and that also proved very worthwhile. We would like to say “Thanks” to all those who bought candles and donated to our White Cane Day. You, our supporters, are what make every event so important and so successful. We have a new member who has joined us and we all welcome Debby Duvally. Another new member recently inducted is Janice Goulart and we are pleased she joined us. We are now planning our Calendar Dance for Jan. 30, 2010, so watch for more information to come. It will be held at Hillside Country Club. The Tree Lighting is in the planning stages as well. We also are selling Dinner for Two books at $29.95 or Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. You can call Jeanne Noons @ 508-8240534or any member of the club. Our Marian Manor Bingo night is scheduled for November 11th. I’m sure all the Bingo players will be waiting patiently for our arrival.

Rehoboth, Massachusetts Lions Club Up-Coming Meetings and Events:

* November 11- Regular meeting- Wind power presentation November 12, A Thursday Clam Boil Thanks to The Team, Earle, Rich N. and Larry lead this wonderful repeating event! Nov. 18 Lions Board Nov. 19, 5 Club Zone 5 all member Meeting @ Francis Farm @ 7:00 PM, Dighton, Dighton Dandi, Rehoboth Anawan, Seekonk and our Rehoboth Lions Clubs, All Lions and Spouses and Guests. More details ASAP. November 25 Regular meeting night December 6 Senior Holiday Turkey Dinner Call The Senior Center For Your Tickets – Triad, The Police Association and the Lions provide this very nice Annual Holiday Party! Come – enjoy! Dec. 9, District Gov. Ray Hebert visits our club and we will have an Induction of new members. Golf- September 18, 2010 1 p.m. - Crestwood

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Winner Takes $25,000 Cash or a New Hybrid Car Big Brothers of Rhode Island is now selling tickets for its 5th Annual Cash/Car Raffle. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. The winner can choose a $25,000 cash prize or a new hybrid car. Tickets are $25 each and are sold online at The fundraiser will support Big Brothers of Rhode Island’s mentoring programs, which are designed to meet the mentoring needs of at-risk, fatherless boys, ages seven to 14, statewide. The raffle winner can choose from a new Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Chevy Malibu Hybrid or $25,000 Cash. The car raffle includes a drawing of over a dozen other prizes including a flat screen T.V., a pair of Boston Celtics tickets, a pair of Boston Red Sox tickets, a pair of New England Patriots tickets, an overnight at the Providence Marriott, a gift certificate to Benny’s worth $100 and gift certificates to local restaurants including Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, Atwood Grill, The Old Canteen, Twin Oaks, Little Inn, Hart’s Turkey Farm, Dave & Buster’s, Costantino’s Venda Ravioli and LaSalle Bakery. The drawing will take place Sunday, December 20, 2009, at the Little Brothers Christmas Party, which runs from noon to 3 p.m. at the Smithfield Elks Lodge, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. The party is open to the public. Raffle winners need not be present to win. All proceeds directly benefit Big Brothers of Rhode Island, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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The Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk installed new officers at their annual meeting at Johnson & Wales. Governor David Koohy and Lt. Governor Joseph Reddish described the duties of each office and presented pins to: President - Dr. Michael Gross, Vice-President - Linda Ferreira, Secretary – Lynn Neves and Treasurer – Edith Krekorian. Also, the President of the Seekonk High School Key Club – Esther Henebeng and the Key Club Advisor Mrs. Deanna Marinucci were recognized and presented with roses. An award for Outstanding Secretary was presented to Mrs. Neves. Lori Searles, Immediate Past President, was also presented with a plaque for her service as President during the past year. The next event for the Club will be the annual tree lighting and Santa visit on Tuesday, December 1st at the town hall. The 14th annual Taste of the Town is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Johnson & Wales Inn on route 44 in Seekonk.

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One of The Gravestone Girls will be visiting the museum on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30pm. Brenda Sullivan’s talk, “Welcome to the Graveyard,” will focus on the evolution of gravestones, their symbolism, and the meaning and purpose of these symbols from colonial New England to present day. The one hour PowerPoint presentation will include pictures of local gravestones.

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Special thanks to Children’s Library Director Cathy Charbonneau who has spent numerous hours at the Carpenter Museum helping to set up our new website. Our goal is to keep it continuously up-to-date, so please check it out for the latest information.

Here’s to a Job Well Done

Our dear friend Jack Waterman, who passed away on August 28 at the age of 81, was well known in Rehoboth for his “volunteer spirit.” For Jack, helping others was something that he incorporated into his everyday life. And he often took on the tough tasks that get little recognition: like sitting for hours in committee meetings dealing with tight budgets, and negotiating compromise. For that, many of us who saw Jack “behind the scenes” will be forever grateful.

Jack Waterman speaks in May 2006 on “How Old Yankees Viewed Their Church.”

We at the Carpenter Museum want to take this opportunity to thank not only Jack, but all of the past and present officers and trustees of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. Like Jack, they’ve committed to doing the tough tasks that keep Rehoboth’s museum and library thriving. They are: Sue Withers, Bill Cute, Lydia Carswell, Ted Ballard, Rebecca Smith, Secretary Ruthanna Davis, Treasurer Werner Horlbeck, Vice President Otis Dyer and President Tom Charnecki. You might not know all of these folks. But be assured that they are quietly meeting every month, crunching numbers, supporting staff, and getting the job done.

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We were saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Sue Travis on October 9th. She was the wife of former State Representative Phil Travis. Sue and Phil have been long-time and very active members of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. Family members have kindly requested that in place of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to RAS, P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769 Nursery to eighth grade East Providence, RI 401 434-3833

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by Otis Dyer, Sr. President Emeritus of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society and the residents of Rehoboth suffered a great loss with the death of Jack Waterman at the age of 81 on August 28th. Jack, a life-long resident of Rehoboth, sometimes known as “Mr. Rehoboth” for his knowledge and love of the town, was born and raised on the Waterman homestead on the corner of New Street and Winthrop Street and educated in our local schools and at Brown University, where he majored in chemistry. There was hardly a civic, church or political body in Rehoboth that Jack didn’t serve in or have an influence upon. For almost 60 years I used to see him at every town meeting, offering sound advice on town matters, except for a couple of years when he and Betty were first married and were living in Dighton. Once he told me that he couldn’t wait to leave Dighton and get back to Rehoboth. In the early 1970s the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society was almost dysfunctional, with only a handful of active members left. Goff Hall, which the Society owns, was shop worn with age and was being used by the Rehoboth Congregational Church for a Sunday school, except for two small rooms, one downstairs for the Blanding Library and the other upstairs for our museum artifact collection. The upstairs room looked more like someone’s attic than a museum. The successful celebrations of the 325th anniversary of the founding of the town in 1968 and of the bicentennial of the American Revolution in 1975 and 1976 helped to renew a strong interest in preserving our town history. When the idea came up of using all of Goff Hall for our library and building a separate building for a museum, Jack, an active member of the Society, enthusiastically supported the project from the beginning, when many others had dubious feelings about taking on a project of that magnitude. Work began on the Carpenter Museum in September 1977 and continued through the severe winter of 1977-1978. Since our funds were limited, many people donated their services from time to time, but I will always remember it was Charlie Evans, president of the Society, and Jack who never failed to show up every Saturday and work all day, pounding nails and sawing boards under the direction of our carpenter, despite heavy rains in the fall that turned the construction site into a mud hole, several unusual early heavy snow storms in December, and finally the Great Blizzard in February of 1978 which buried the partly completed museum under 30 inches of snow. Fifteen years later, when the Society debated whether to build the Sylvanus Martin barn that now stands in the museum yard, Jack once more lent his support for the project from the very beginning. Jack’s wisdom and advice on Antiquarian, church, and town matters will be missed by all. “Atque in perpetuum,” Jack, “ave atque vale.” [And forever, “Jack,” Hail and farewell.]

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November 6 & 7: Folk Art, Antique & Artisans Show at Francis Farm. Open two days— Friday from 4 to 9pm and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More crafters, new workshops. November 7: Arts in the Village Concert “An Evening of Opera,” at Goff Hall, 7:30 p.m. November 19: “Welcome to the Graveyard” lecture by Brenda Sullivan at Carpenter Museum, 7:30 p.m. Talk, which will include photos of local gravestones, will focus on the ritual of burial and gravestone making from its origin to today. December 5: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Teddy Bear Tea at Carpenter Museum. All ages welcome, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 5: Arts in the Village Concert “Providence Mandolin Orchestra” at Goff Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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Bristol Community College, The Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, Fall River, Ma Spindle City ballet is proud to be performing its 15th Nutcracker for our devoted fans and newcomers to our family. Each year brings something new to our show and this year is no different, so grab the kids, Grandma and Grandpa and join our family as we celebrate the holiday season with the magic and beauty of the enduring story of Clara and her Nutcracker. Tickets range from $7.50-$25.00/ticket. We haven’t left out our Saturday evening party goers- yes, back again, and grander than ever - An Evening With The Staulbaualms Saturday December 19th. Join us for a VIP event featuring The Grande Buffet and The Wine Bar. Enjoy select nibbles and wine before the show and during intermission, then join members of the cast for scrumptious desserts, champagne and oh yes, hand dipped strawberries. This is a special night of good food, friends and of course, tes ima The Nutcracker. Tickets are $25.00/adult and $12.00/child. t s E All tickets may be purchased on-line by visiting our website, REE F or you may call 508 536-6073.


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Local Residents To Appear In “A Chorus Line”

The Community Players to stage A Chorus Line

The Community Players, Rhode Island’s longest running community theatre, opens its 89th season with the sensational musical, A Chorus Line. The action takes place in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is a chance of a lifetime. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of. Not to be the star, but to get the job – to have the chance to dance. Through a series of interviews, from funny to heartbreaking, A Chorus Line ushers the audience into the lives of these dancers until the final 8 are chosen. Winner of Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, A Chorus Line features the music of Marvin Hamlisch, and includes such hits as At the Ballet, One and What I Did for Love. The Community Players’ production is directed by Daniel Kirby, with musical direction by Ron Procopio and choreography by Lennie Machado. During November, The Community Players are participating in the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket’s annual Warm Heart Buy Nothing Coats ‘n Day. If you have unneeded, gently-used adult or children’s coats, hats or gloves, please bring them to a performance of A Chorus Line and they will be donated to someone in need. A Chorus Line will be presented November 6-22 at Jenks Auditorium, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium), Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students through high school. (A Chorus Line contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences.) Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Reserve online at or call (401) 726-6860. Come discover why some declare A Chorus Line to be the best musical… Ever!


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Two Rehoboth Swimmers Shine with Tsunami

Two Rehoboth residents produced award-winning results during the 2008-09 competitive season while participating with the Attleboro YMCA Tsunami Swim Team. According to Head Coach Dave Oriani, Shelly Lapierre and Kyle Mahoney of Rehoboth were recently recognized for their exceptional efforts last season. Lapierre was a member of the Tsunami’s Girls’ 13-14-Year-Old Division relay squad which earned a No. 16 ranking nationally from YMCA Swimming & Division in the 800-yard freestyle relay. According to Oriani, she was one of nine Tsunami swimmers to receive national rankings for their efforts last season. Meanwhile, Mahoney produced a Top-10 finish in one event in a YMCA New England Swimming competition in the Boys’ 13-14Year Old Division. Lapierre and Mahoney, who are both eighth-graders at Beckwith Middle School, earned plaudits from Oriani. “It’s a tribute to the kids’ hard work and persistence and we are very proud of their achievements,” he said. Additional information about the Tsunami is available by contacting Oriani at 508-222-7422 (x109) or by e-mail at swimteam@, or by accessing their Web site at


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Sturdy Memorial Hospital Junior Volunteers Honored At Recent Awards Ceremony

Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently honored 101 of its junior volunteers for their contributions to the Hospital during fiscal year 2009. The juniors, who range in age from 13 to 17, gave a total of 5,241 hours of service over the year in various patient and nonpatient areas of the Hospital, as well as off-site facilities. The junior volunteer from Seekonk was Dina Furtado who received the 400 Hour Numeral

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Dean’s List Students at New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, RI – Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Provost and Senior Vice President at New England Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce the following student(s) from Massachusetts, who have achieved Dean’s List status for the quarter ending September 26, 2009. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a maximum scale of 4.0 to qualify.

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by Leslie Patterson Poetry in the Village: I recently spent a very pleasant evening with the Poetry in the Village group that meets monthly at Goff Hall. The October guest poet was Susan Mahan of Weymouth. Prior to her reading, other local poets read one of two of their works (Halloween was a popular subject). This small but enthusiastic group of people from various towns in the area gets together frequently to share their writing and their love of poetry. The Rehoboth group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday, with a featured poet reading for the second half of the program. Others who wish to read may come early to sign up for the open mic part of the program. The next Poetry in the Village will be on Wed. Nov. 18, with a featured writer to be announced soon. Then on Wed., Dec. 16 there will be a special “all open mic” evening in which people are invited to bring a favorite poem (either their own or by another author) reflecting on the holidays. This evening is inspired by the “Favorite Poetry Project”, which was begun by former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky. For more information, check out this website ( The Blanding is a busy place on the third Wednesday of the month, as a book discussion group also meets at the library at that time. Both this group and the poetry group are free and open to anyone who would like to participate. The Blanding also hosts an evening knitting group, which meets regularly at the library. For

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information on any of these groups, call the library at 508-2524236. You may have read about how people are downloading electronic books through their public library. This is a new feature offered by the SAILS library system. To find out more about this, log onto and it will guide you through the steps for downloading e-books. There is also a link from the Blanding’s own website. Those who still prefer the old-fashioned kind of book (and I include myself here) will be happy to know that the Blanding has just acquired many new non-fiction books on a variety of topics. Come by and see what’s new. With all the concern about the flu this year, the staff at the Blanding asks me to remind everyone to stay home from the library (and elsewhere) if you are sick. If a child is too sick to go to school, he or she is too sick to come to the library. Also, as we head into winter, note that the Blanding will observe the same snow-closing schedule as the Rehoboth public schools. The Blanding Public Library is located in historic Goff Hall at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. It is open on Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. Phone 508-252-4236 or log onto

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The current state of the economy is making everyone stop and look at their financial situation. On November 17 and 18 at 6:30pm the library will have Andy Liles of American Credit Counseling Service speak about credit in a two-part program. This informative talk will focus on credit reports and credit scoring. Learn what credit is, different types of credit, and the cost of credit. Find out how credit scores are determined. Mr. Liles will be here before the presentation at 5:30 p.m. to answer questions you may have. The two-part program is free and open to all. No registration is necessary.

Friends Seek Craft Volunteer

The Fabric Book Marks sold by the Friends of The Seekonk Public Library at the Circulation Desk are a very popular item for many of our readers. The Friends have a volunteer who has made these for several years. At this time, she is hoping to share this project with someone else who “just likes to do crafts.” This project is done from home. Want to help? Stop by the Library circulation desk and fill out a volunteer application. Please note on this application your desire to do the bookmarks.

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Used books in good condition seem to be arriving daily. Good news for those who shop the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library LOBBY BOOK SALE shelves. Jeanne Dunne, Friends volunteer coordinator, reports there is a good selection of books about cooking, crafts for the holidays as well as some great choices of fiction and non fiction. Best prices in the area-$ 1.00 for hardcover, $.50 for paperbacks and other items priced for less. All funds raised from the books sales by the Friends go towards supporting library programs-adult, children’s and the Bookpage.

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We wash our hands regularly; try to be careful around foods-all the things we read about daily to keep us safe from germs. Last month I attend an information session at the Library by our area Visiting Nurses. The speaker talked about a lot of places around our homes where germs may congregate, and then mentioned where we put our pocketbooks. On floors-bathroom, in our cars, near a work area, on seats, racks, shelves and then do you put it on kitchen counter when we put down those groceries. Think about where your pocketbook has been and where you want to put it down to keep those germs away. You can learn all kinds of things when you attend an Adult Program at our Library.

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The cold weather is here and what's better on a chilly day than a bowl of hot soup? Starting this month, our Student Committee will start collecting labels for Campbell's Labels for Education Program (read more at Please don't forget to clip and save your labels from all of these participating products: Campbell's Soup, Franco American, V8, Prego pasta sauce, Spaghettios, Swanson, and Pepperidge Farms. Every label collected helps our schools with basic necessities such as art supplies, office products, even gym equipment. You can send your labels in each month through backpack express. Last month, with the help of both parents and the PTSA, we were able to provide each classroom at Palmer River with a gift certificate for books through our biannual Book Fair. A very special "Thank You!" to everyone that donated! Look for our Beckwith Fall book fair starting November 16th. Volunteers welcome! And remember… "A book is like a present, you get to open it again and again." Students in 1st and 2nd grade came to pick a free book through the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) Program. Be sure to submit your entries for the Reflection Contest (deadline Nov. 30th). And, we are still looking for volunteers for this year's Holiday Shop on Dec. 5th from 12-3 to help out with everything from decorating to helping the kids go shopping for that special gift. Please contact Helen at or myself at jimdebra1030@ Debbie Fitzgerald Rehoboth PTSA President

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Beckwith Nov. 13th 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lorna Blais 508-252-6890 **Also on this date, the Massasoit League fundraising committee will be distributing the Grandma's frozen pies that were pre ordered. For those still in need of pies for the holiday season, pies will be available for cash/carry. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the after school activities at Beckwith School. The public is welcome to come support the Beckwith students. Thank you to everyone who supports our fundraising efforts without you we would not be able to provide all the great enrichment activities for our schools. Be sure to visit your local businesses that support your local PTSA.

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The student reviews are in “It was Awesome!” Thank you to all of those who attended to make this year’s circus a great success. We are still tallying the sales but it looks like we will make over $3500, without your support this would not have been possible.

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When: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, 12:00 to 3:00 Where: Beckwith Middle School Children’s shopping… Decorate a gingerbread cookie…Shop at vendor and craft tables. Raffles…Craft tables for the kids….Have a photo taken with Santa! Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Vendor tables are still available… Contact us for more information! If you are able to help or for more information, please contact Deb Fitzgerald (508-252-1048) or Helen Fagundes (508-536-5610)

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At Palmer River Elementary School by: Emily Greenberg Grade 4 Exclusive Interview: Mrs. Smith, Palmer River Librarian This month I interviewed Mrs. Smith, the new librarian. I found out her favorite book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She likes that book because good finally wins. Her favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. She likes it because it shows how one person can make a difference in the lives of other people. Her favorite section of the library is the fiction section because every book takes you on a new adventure. Her favorite TV show is Project Runway. It is her favorite because how the people make something wonderful or weird out of simple materials is magical to her. And last, her favorite people in the school are the other specialist teachers who have helped her by answering lots of questions because she is new. Thank you, Mrs. Smith, for letting me interview you so the school can find out more about you. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn that we have many things in common. Remember there is no school on Veteran’s Day, November 11. Reports cards will be issued on Friday the 13th! I hope you do well. Early dismissal and parent/teacher conferences are on November 19. Finally, Thanksgiving Break starts November 24. I hope you liked this edition of What’s Going On! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit® Scholarship Program

North Dighton, MA—The principal, Gail Van Buren, of DightonRehoboth Regional High School, announced today that Haley Jackson and Lindsay Hastings have been named Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit® Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2010 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2010 competition by taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). “Recognition of high-achieving students is essential to advancing educational excellence in our nation,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program, the young men and women named Commended Students represent some of the most academically talented students in our country. We sincerely hope this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success.”

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This month, we will be sending out flyer to many of our fourth graders introducing the Scholar Hour academic program. In a continued effort to meet the academic needs of all of our learners we will be offering a before and after school program to our students. In our pilot program last year, many students worked in a small group with a certified teacher to expand their skills in the areas of written language and mathematics. This year, we will be moving to an 8 week program in hopes of having the opportunity to do even more. Please return the interest letter promptly as the slots are likely to fill up fast.


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Savings Makes “Cents”

Third graders at Palmer River will be starting the Savings Makes “Cents” program sponsored by the Bristol County Savings Bank. Now in its tenth year, the program offers youngsters who wish to participate the opportunity to feel the great sense of accomplishment we get from saving our money. Representatives from the bank will visit bi-weekly to collect deposits from the children. Each child that signs up receives an initial deposit of $5.00 as a gift from the bank. The children continue to deposit money throughout the year and receive their passbooks at a celebratory party in June. It is a wonderful way for children to feel in charge of their money and a great incentive for children to take on some increased responsibility at home and possibly earn some extra money. While the paperwork has already been requested by the bank; Tracy Motta, our Savings Makes Cents liaison, welcomes the children to join in at any time throughout the school year. This bank has certainly demonstrated that they are committed to our school community.

Flu, Flu… what to do!

We have appreciated all of the support of our families during this tenuous flu year. Our nursing staff and central administration have been helping us all to ensure the safety of our Palmer River students and staff. Children are encour-

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November 2009 aged each day to practice repeated and proper hand washing, use sanitizer, and cough in their elbow or shoulder if a tissue is not available. Our district website,, is updated regularly and is well stocked with informative links to help us all be better educated in “flu safety precautions”. At Palmer River, we are appreciative of Mr. Kelly, the grandparent of a Mackenzie, who created a banner to help remind our students what they can do to protect themselves. It is great to know there is so much support for our students in so many ways.

Hawaiian Rainbows… Fall leaves slip by.

Aloha from room 44~ The students in room 44 have sent out their pen pal letters Hawaii. They are writing to Mrs. Rowan's class at the Hanalei School on Kauai. Retired teacher, Mrs. Carol Gaudreau, has joined the class to teach a Hawaiian song and dance. The children were surprised to learn that the Hawaiian pen pals are still wearing shorts and flip flops to school. In an effort to share our New England climate, Mrs. Gaudreau will be in again to make sun catchers and bookmarks with leaves that the students collect. Mrs. Janson reports that the children are anxiously awaiting a reply. Mrs. Gaudreau has warned them of the six hour time difference should they gain permission to call their pen pal (We foresee a lesson in time zones). All of their new learning will be artfully integrated into their social studies map unit and the study of Hawaii and its culture. Mrs. Janson’s Rocks and Minerals unit will soon follow when they will learn how Hawaii was formed by volcanic activity.

“It’s Electric!”

Any former fourth grade student will tell you, a favorite unit is their study of electricity in the 4th grade. Students in Room 46 have been learning about electricity and are building houses with two working switches to demonstrate mastery of circuits. To complement their electricity unit, they have been reading biographies of Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison during language arts. In math, they are factoring numbers from 1 to 100 as they begin a unit on multiplication. Certainly there are some enthusiastic learners in this room!


We are so thankful!

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, we would be remiss in not taking the opportunity to extend a word of thanks to the many volunteers who have been dedicating many hours to the children of Palmer River. We are appreciative of your extra hands in the classrooms, the cafeteria, the library and even in our copy room (We have a “copy team”!). Your willingness to extend your support is greatly appreciated. Your sense of enthusiasm and initiative are inspirational. For those still waiting for a volunteer assignment… enjoy the “rest”. We will have you on board very soon!

A tasty way to raise some “DOUGH”

This November 6th, Palmer River will offer its first “Dough Raiser”! Our School will benefit from 20 % of the total purchase of each Palmer River family that dines in the restaurant, compliments of Uno Chicago Grill in Taunton. This fundraiser begins from the time the restaurant opens until the time they close! The attached ticket needs to be brought in to the Uno’s restaurant in order for Palmer River to get credit. Celebrate your child’s great school effort with a ‘night out’ at Uno’s. They offer a great meal and the opportunity to help our school. There’s always room for pizza… we’ll see you there!


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Beckwith Middle School Students Treated To A Tour Of The State House

Governor Duval Patrick signed a Proclamation declaring October to be the Month of the Young Adolescent. In celebration, three 8th grade D. L. Beckwith Middle School students were chosen to accompany Ms. Elizabeth Crohan, a fifth grade teacher at D. L. Beckwith Middle School in Rehoboth and a board member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators (COMMLE), to the state house on Thursday, October 29th to be presented with the Proclamation. The students, Lauren Farris, Case Framson and Matthew Moschella, were chosen because of the enthusiasm they show each day for history and government. They had the opportunity to meet with Representative Allen McCarthy, the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, who presented them with the Proclamation. They were joined by students from Silver Lake Regional Middle School in Kingston, MA. They were also treated to a tour of the state house and a morning exploring their capital city.

Robert Ridley, of Taunton, visited the Hornbine School this summer. He presented the school with a school bell that he believes originally came from the Hornbine School. Mr. Ridley told us that a woman named May Keith had at one time been a student at the school. Somehow, she got possession of the Hornbine School’s bell. May Keith never married. She worked in Falmouth MA as a maid. As she got older and needed care Robert’s grandparents, Myron and Alma Ridley took her in. At May Keith’s death the bell was left with Robert Ridley’s grandparents who passed the bell down to Robert. May Keith is buried in Steven’s Cemetery near the corner of Anawan and Tremont Streets in Rehoboth. If you have any information that may be of interest to us about the Hornbine School please call Dave Downs at 508-222-7326. Please call Beverly Pettine at 401- 431-1770 if you would like information about classroom trips to the Hornbine School. You may visit out web site any time at http://hornbineschool.tripod. com/index.htm.

Front Row: D. L. Beckwith Middle School students Lauren Farris, Case Framson and Matthew Moschella. Back Row: Students from Silver Lake Regional Middle School.

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With approval from the D-R Regional School Committee, Beckwith Middle School has authorized a parent-driven fundraising effort to support the school’s participation in the Massasoit League. The Massasoit League gives our students opportunities to compete in inter-scholastic activities including the school’s Girls and Boys Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Math, and Spelling Teams. Our goal is to raise $28,000 to fully fund all the teams enrolled in the Massasoit League for the 2009-10 school year. The monies are used to provide transportation to events, stipends for coaches and advisors, event personnel (including: referees, scorekeepers, umpires and mediators), uniforms and equipment.

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November 2009 We ask that you would consider a donation to support the Beckwith Middle School Academic and Sports Teams. All funds raised are allocated exclusively to these teams. Checks can be made out to ‘Beckwith Middle School’; please include ‘Sports and Academic Teams Donation’ in the memo line and mailed to the Fund Raising Committee, care of Sue Duncan (18 Carpenter Street, Rehoboth) or Sharon DeBlois (114 Agricultural Avenue, Rehoboth). Please help support the Massasoit League students with a donation. Donation Challenge: As a Thank You to our sponsors, two prizes have been generously donated. We will award the first prize to the highest sponsor and second prize will be raffled off. Two Chances To Win!

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Bristol County High School’s Field Of Dreams

By Barbara Mello, Admissions and Public Relations Two years ago when Russell James was our superintendent, an Equine exercise area was being built. The indoor exercise area is 100 feet by 200 feet and is on the barn side of the campus. The school had extra gravel and material, so Mr. James suggested that we use it for an athletic area on the main campus side where the old apple orchard was. In the summer of 2006 phase one of the Baseball field was the removal of the old apple orchid. Robert Saxon, a contractor from Rehoboth, and Gill Lopes, a contractor from Dighton, have donated their time and equipment with this removal. In June of 2009, the following people donated their time, materials and equipment: Richard Nunes from Dighton time driving a D.8 bull dozer donated by John Ferreira from JJ Materials: Al Bouchard from Rehoboth a retired Ag mechanic teacher from BCAHS, driving the equipment. continued on next page

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Ken Rezendes from Rezendes Engineering in Acushnet engineered the site work. Phase one saw $100,000.00 of time and equipment donated for the field Phase two Ball field: Dan Brodeur, our Landscape department head, put an application for an extreme make over from NESTMA (New England Sports Turf Management Association) This extreme makeover was “estimated to be” between $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 of equipment and donations. Several places applied for this, but BCAHS was awarded the extreme makeover. This will include volunteers from NESTMA for everything from irrigation to sod, seeding, laser grading, and specialty soils. NESTMA members come from all segments of the sports turf industry: municipal parks, public and private schools,

community colleges, professional stadiums, educators and vendors. The association works in cooperation with local, regional and national sports grounds landscape and other related organizations. The project is set to start September 14th 2009. This field will be like a working class room. Our Landscape majors will now have a new course, sports turf management, added to the curriculum. The students will be learning about turf management, soils, irrigation, maintaining the ball field. Our new Superintendent Krista Paynton said a baseball team is on the horizon, but with the economic times it will have to wait. However the new field will be put to use with our physical education classes. The field will be maintained until we can afford a coach, transportation and uniforms.

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Blanding’s Turtle Head Start Program

The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Department is partnering with Oxbow Associates, Inc., a private wildlife consulting firm, of Boxborough, MA and the US Fish & Wildlife Service in an cooperative effort to conserve the threatened Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingi). In June staff from Oxbow Associates and the US Fish & Wildlife Service marked, numbered and protected Blanding’s Turtle nests. The staff monitored the nest from mid August through mid October to collect the little turtles as they hatched. Half of the hatchlings were released into the nearby marshes where their parents live. The rest were brought to Bristol Aggie too become part of a new program with the goal of conserving this charismatic species. Bristol Aggie Natural Resources Management (NRM) students will head start 72 hatchlings this year. Head starting is a process in which young animals are raised past their most vulnerable stage.

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This is accomplished by keeping hatchlings warm and feeding throughout their first winter. All turtles are most vulnerable as eggs and hatchlings until they reach about 6 inches in length at which point they outgrow most of their natural predators. The young turtles at the Aggie School will be kept safe, warm and well fed all winter so that they may reach their “safe size,” which may take 5 or more years in the wild. It takes quite some time and effort to keep 72 turtles clean and well fed, but the Bristol Aggie NRM students need to do much more. Twice each day the air, water and basking site temperature must be checked and recorded. If the temperatures drop too low the turtles will stop feeding. Every turtle is weighed and measured weekly. Small individuals are fed in separate containers until they catch up. All of the resulting data is entered in to a spread sheet so that conditions can be tracked and growth charted. In the spring of 2010 the little turtles raised at Bristol Aggie will be released in wetlands on US Fish & Wildlife property to reestablish a population between two existing population is northern Massachusetts. (The exact locations remain undisclosed as black-market pet trade poachers also take a considerable toll on rare turtle species.) Blanding’s Turtles move long distances over land, but many are killed by motor vehicles in a landscape fractured by roads. With a new, third population between the two exist-

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ing populations it is hoped that adult turtles will one day be able to more easily move between the three populations. Blanding’s Turtles populations have experienced sever declines due to habitat loss as shallow wetlands and drained, filled and developed. Adult females are often killed when they are hit by cars when searching for a nesting site. Eggs that are successfully laid are most often dug up and eaten by abundant raccoon, skunks, opossums, foxes and dogs. These animals are far more common today as their natural diets are subsidized by pet food left outdoors and our trash. 100% of turtle eggs are eaten by nest predators in many years. These problems negatively affect all of native turtles.

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It wouldn’t be fall in Dighton without Bristol County Agricultural High Schools Annual Fall Show

For the past 74 years Bristol County Agricultural has opened the campus for a wonderful agricultural show. The Fall Show was held October 16, 17, and 18, and in spite of the weather the show was a big success. People come to the popular show to see the landscape plots and floral displays. However the show offers so much more including animal shows, tree-climbing, arborist demonstrations, rebuilt and newly built machinery, floral demonstrations, plant sales, and much more.

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6:30 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2009 Memorial Baptist Church 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA The evening will include praise & worship music led by the MBC Praise Team, and a fine selection of gift giving items will be for sale before and after the concert with a portion of the proceeds donated to Doorways Please bring a nonperishable food item. Cash & checks payable to Doorways Food Pantry also accepted Praise a little …

Barbara Mello, Admissions Director, at the Fall Show held at Bristol County Agricultural High School.

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One of new and interesting exhibits at the Fall Show was the Blanding Turtles. The sophomore Natural Resources Management (NRM) students had an exciting project. NRM is partnering with the Oxbow Associates, a private wildlife consulting firm, of Boxborough, MA and the US Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to conserve the threatened Blanding Turtles. The NRM students are head starting 72 hatchlings. Head starting is a process in which young animals are raised past their most vulnerable stage. All turtles are most vulnerable as eggs and hatchlings until they reach about 6 inches in length at which point they outgrow most of their natural predators. In the spring of 2010, the turtles raised at the Aggie will be released in the wetlands on US Fish and Wildlife property. In our Poll Barn the landscape plots were outstanding. It also gave us the opportunity to show off our new Baseball Field. If you would like to see more of the show, check our web site.www. The Fall Show always takes place the third weekend in October. The show is open to the public free parking and free admissions. It’s our way here to give back to our community.

The Dighton Rehoboth Marching Band The Dighton Rehoboth Marching Band is working hard to raise money for a trip to Disney World in June of 2010 where the students will perform in the Main St. USA Parade. If you would like to help, please contact them at

SPORTS Beckwith Sports/Academic teams Fundraiser

In a parent-driven effort to raise money for the Beckwith Sports/ Academic teams, a raffle for 2 box seats to the home opener of the ALDS was held. Tickets were generously donated by Rehoboth resident Joe Mozzone of Mozzone Lumber. Beckwith students Kyle Rose, Andrea Duncan, and Joe Tomellini look on as Jon Duncan pulls the lucky ticket. The winner of the 2 box seats was Linda Berry, who bought the winning ticket from Mikaela Thiboutot, a member of the girl’s basketball team. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards funding to allow Beckwith students to compete in the Massasoit League, which includes the math and spelling teams, boys and girls basketball, softball and baseball.

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SIBL to Hold Player Registration Sessions for 2010 Season

Swansea – The Swansea Independent Baseball League will hold two open player registration sessions in November for the 2010 playing season for boys and girls of ages 4 through 12 years. According to President David Hadad, the SIBL will host player registration sessions Thursday, Nov. 12, and Friday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. both nights at the Somerset Police Department located 465 County Street (Route 138) in Somerset. Players born on or between May 1, 1997, and April 30, 2006, will be eligible to compete in the SIBL next year. All registrants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; must present proof of birth; and must pay the league’s player registration fees. Swansea residents as well as non-Swansea residents are welcome to enroll, meaning Rehoboth, Seekonk and East Providence residents are eligible to register. According to Hadad, the November sessions will service both new registrants as well as renewal registrants (players who competed in the SIBL during the 2009 season and who are eligible to return in 2010). Registration can also be completed online through the league’s Web site at The SIBL will operate its 34th successive season of competition in 2010 with five separate playing divisions – Instructional (primarily 4-year-old players), Pinto (5- and 6-year olds), Mustang (7- and 8-year-olds), Bronco National (9- and 10-year-olds) and Bronco American (11- and 12-year-olds). The league offers players full regular-season schedules, uniforms, equipment and additional playing opportunities. The SIBL’s playing structure gradually introduces youngsters to baseball fundaments and competition on diamonds specifically designed for each age group. Its signature division – the Bronco Divisions – allows players to compete according to Major League Baseball rules, making the SIBL the only youth baseball program in the area to offer this opportunity. The SIBL is an affiliate of PONY Baseball and AAU Baseball and annually fields teams in local and regional tournaments. League teams have qualified for World Series play on eight different occasions, including the 2009 season. The SIBL is based at the Nike Site Playing Complex in Swansea, which features five playing fields, two batting cages and auxiliary facilities. All questions concerning the SIBL should be directed to Hadad at 401-241-2332 or 1st Vice President Michael Cooper at 508-822-8337.

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My name is Patrick B. Brown. I’m a member of Troop 1, Seekonk Massachusetts, Boy Scouts of America. I’ve been a Scout since April of 2004 and have learned much and gone on some awesome adventure trips. Our Troop’s website is We meet every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Seekonk American Legion Hall. About fifty boys belong in our Troop. Scouting teaches us timeless values such as Duty, Honor, Country, and Service to Others. I am now working towards completing my Eagle Scout project. The Eagle award is Scouting’s highest rank and few achieve this honor. I’ve earned badges and served in positions of responsibility within our Troop. Scouting has taught me to appreciate what I have and to give back to others less fortunate than me. I’m organizing a collection drive for the Haven of Grace Woman’s Shelter. I attend Memorial Baptist Church and that’s where I learned about the Haven of Grace. The Haven of Grace is a non profit, long term, residential program for women who want to change their lives. Residents live here from 6 months up to 2 years. Their mission is to empower them to overcome the root causes of homelessness such as battering, addictions, mental health issues and poverty. The volunteer staff works with each person to develop a program that will meet her specific needs and goals. The educational program components include counseling, GED classes, life skills, college and/or job training, Bible studies and spiritual development. Everyone is also required to participate in service learning projects where they volunteer and interact with the community. The Executive Director is a Dr. Judith Lajoie. She was invited to the White House and honored by President Clinton for her accomplishments. The Haven of Grace is located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. You can learn more by visiting their website at www. The Haven of Grace needs: Canned Goods, Bathroom Tissue, New Towels, Laundry Detergent, Twin Bed Linens, Cleaning Supplies, and Household Goods. Orange colored collection boxes are in many local churches or item can be picked up by me. If you have any questions, Please call me, Patrick Brown at (508) 761-7289. Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you for helping others in need.

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Pack “1” Rehoboth visited Gillette Stadium to watch a soccer match. On September 26th they watched as the Revolution won a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders.


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Pack 1 & 2 Rehoboth Jr. Webelos earn their Geologist Badge together!

The Junior Webelos of both Rehoboth Packs visited Nature’s Store in Portsmouth, RI. Owner, Nancy Millard, taught the boys about the different kinds of rocks and their many purposes. She passed around a talc rock and explained how it could be used for powder. Other rocks that could be made into jewelry. They learned about fools gold as well as copper used in homes. It was interesting to see fossils in the rocks. She also showed them rocks from other parts of the country and explained their purposes. When she was done the boys looked around her store at the many different rocks. Purchases were many and the scouts left with smiles on their faces.

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Narragansett Council held its Wild Wolf Day on October, 10th at Cub World in Pascog, RI. Luke O’Brien, Billy Dalpe and Ryan Stewart from Pack “1” Rehoboth attended. They ran an obstacle course, made kites, learned first-aid and went on a nature hike.

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Troop 1 tackled the mountains of NH

Troop 1 tackled the mountains of NH in late September. Seven scouts and 4 adults completed the trek of 4 miles with elevation of 5,200 ft to the top of Mt Lafayette. The remaining contingent of Troop 1 made the 2.9 mile trek to the Green Leaf hut on Mt. Lafayette. The conditions experienced by the troop were high winds and temperatures in the low 30’s, with ice at the top in the morning. The afternoon the sun came out and temperatures were seasonable. The scout motto be prepared were heeded by the scouts, and they had the equipment for whatever Mt Lafayette could throw at Troop 1. Troop 1 meets on Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at the American Legion Post in Seekonk. Stop by and see what the Troop 1 is all about.

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Pack 1 Rehoboth Webelos spend the day with Troop 13

During a Fall Camporee at Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, R.I., the Jr. Webelos joined Troop 13 for some of the events. It was a fun filled day as the Webelos went to different stations to learn how to make a stretcher out of long sticks and a blanket, what clothes to wear for cold weather or wet conditions, how to apply first aid to wounds, how to read and follow a compass, important rescue procedures, and their favorite, how to build a fire. After the stations were completed the scouts joined the troop for lunch. Finally, it was time for the WASCAR race. There were 11 troops participating in the race that consisted of a car built by the troop with certain specifications. It could not be motorized only pushed. A Webelo had to be the driver. They would race to a station and have ten minutes to complete the task. If they finished the task early they could move on to the next station. It was a very exciting race. They did very well and placed 5th.

The Webelos had a great day and look forward to joining Troop 13 when it is their time to become boy scouts. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pellegrino V

International Coastal Clean up

Seekonk and East Providence Girl Scouts who participated in the International Coastal Clean up at Sabin Point a few weeks ago. 3 girls from Seekonk Troop 006, and 6 girls from East Providence Troop 856.

Phillips - Pellegrino

Allyson M. Phillips of Seekonk and John A. Pellegrino V of Seekonk were married on July 24th at Raffael’s in Walpole, Mass. The reception followed an outdoor ceremony. Thomas A. Welch officiated. The bride is the daughter of Shelly Phillips and Robert Vendituoli, formerly of Seekonk. The groom is the son of John Pellegrino IV, formerly of Seekonk. The matron of honor was Pam Picchi. Jamie Calci was bridesmaid and Crystal Calci was junior bridesmaid. The best man was Bill Roy. Nicholas Phillips, brother of the bride, and Kenneth McGowan were ushers. The flower girl was Amanda Hughes and the ring bearer was Andrew Hughes. The bride is a graduate of Seekonk High School and Bristol Community College in Fall River. She is a psychiatric nurse in Providence. The groom is a graduate of Seekonk High School and is employed as an inventory manager in East Providence. The couple visited Palm Beach, Aruba on their honeymoon. They make their home in Riverside, RI.

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A garden ceremony and reception were held at the Perryville Inn, Rehoboth, for the August 22, 2009, wedding of Kristina Charnecki and Kyle Mace. Suzanne Withers officiated. Kristina’s parents are Tom and Betsy Charnecki. The Perryville Inn was also Kristina’s childhood home. Kyle’s parents are Mark and Ronda Mace of Laurel, Montana. Sara Charnecki Mercer, Kristina’s sister, and Andrew Mace, Kyle’s brother, were witnesses. Kristina is a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth, class of 1999 and of the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works at Blanchford Landscape Contractors in Bozeman, Montana. Kyle graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula and is employed by the US Forest Service. They make their home in Bozeman, Montana.

Krystal Anuszczyk Engaged to Ryan Leffort

Scott and Donna Anuszczyk of Dighton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Krystal to Ryan Leffort of Rehoboth. Ryan is the son of Donald and Marilyn Leffort, also of Rehoboth. Krystal graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional HS in 2001, The Salter School for Massage Therapy in 2008, and is currently attending Bristol Community College. She is employed by Stonebridge Restaurant in Tiverton, RI. Ryan graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional HS in 2002 and is a mechanic at his family’s business, Don’s Small Engine Repair in Rehoboth. The wedding is planned for August 14, 2010 in Bristol, RI.


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Stacy Reposa and Mike Rose welcomed their daughter, Mikayla Ann Rose into their family on April 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. Mikayla weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20 inches long. Maternal Grandparents are Manuel and Kathryn Reposa of Rehoboth, MA. Paternal Grandparents are the late Joseph and Patricia Mailloux of Westport, MA. Maternal Great-Grandparents are Antoinette Reposa and the late Manuel Reposa of Rehoboth, MA and Anna Ribeiro and the late Alfred Ribeiro of Rehoboth, MA.


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Matthew and Shannon Leblanc, of Rehoboth, happily announce the birth of a son, Cole Mathew. Cole was born on September 15th Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Richard & Patricia Marchetto of Pittsfield, MA. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Jane Leblanc, of Attleboro, MA

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New mothers – women with babies between the ages of 0 and 9 months - can talk about their growing babies, discuss concerns and expectations, learn different tips from other mothers in the group and more. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is hosting a Free New Moms Group. The program will be led by a registered nurse from our maternity unit. The next three week program will begin on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 and continue on December 9 and 16. The group will meet from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in the Clinical Education Center located near the main lobby of the Hospital. Class size is limited so early reservations are recommended. To register, please call 508/236-7151.

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Newman YMCA Starts Two New Initiatives

The Newman YMCA is participating in a ground-breaking pilot project with support of the Harvard University School of Public Health that seeks to support ‘health seekers’ who are struggling to maintain healthy eating and active living habits. This means reaching out to kids, youth, adults, and entire families, regardless of their present ability or fitness level and providing support through close engagement to creating and sustaining healthy lifestyles. The Newman YMCA is expanding programming and equipment for those with physical disabilities. At present the YMCA in Seekonk has a number of features designed specifically to accommodate people with disabilities and their families. The Y is on one level and fully accessible with automatic door openers, ramps and special family locker rooms. These locker rooms are designed to provide privacy and accommodate people who need an assistance changing or showering. The 25 meter lap pool has a lift to eliminate the physical barriers allowing participation in all aquatic programs. The water temperature is kept warm at 85 degrees so that people with arthritis, Parkinson’s and a variety of joint/muscular disorders can experience the benefits that aqua therapy provides without discomfort. Currently, people with paralysis or significant physical impairments can work out at the Newman Y center in a non-segregated setting, enabling them to participate with their non-disabled peers while using specialized equipment. The Y is planning to add more specialized cardio machines including an RT300 exercise machine which stimulates the affected muscles rather than only working the unaffected limbs and muscles. With the help of the Bristol County

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Seekonk Human Services Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 115

Seekonk Human Services Staff *Center Hours *Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings at Town Hall By appointment only *Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 Noon Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239

Outreach Case Managers Jan Tabor, LPN ext. 111

Administrative Assistant Phyllis Corbitt ext. 112 Editor: Town Crier, Art Therapist Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 110 Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 114 (Monday – Wednesday mornings)

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November 2009 Newsletter Happy Thanksgiving From Seekonk Human Services Seekonk Human Services will be closed on Veterans Day, November 11th and on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th and Friday November 27th.

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Grand Amish Christmas December 1 – 3, 2009

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Veteran’s Day Celebration @ Seekonk Human Services Date: November 4, 2009 Time: 10:00 A.M. Speaker: Gil Woodside, Vietnam War Veteran Lunch: $2 Turkey dinner (Sign up at 508-336-8772) Gil is the Founder of the Seekonk War Memorial at Seekonk Common and a retired Seekonk School Teacher. His presentation will include the contributions and importance of our veterans. There will be time at the end to ask questions or just chat. All are welcome to come out and support our veterans. Following the presentation you can enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant Thursday, December 3, 2009

“Sorry! Wrong Chimney! Is a lighthearted Christmas tale full of mistaken identity. A man is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a gift for Christmas. First enjoy a great buffet in the dining room. Then walk through the lobby to an intimate theatre for a wonderful play. After the show, your dinner table awaits you for cabaret. Sign up at (508) 336-8772. Please make out your checks to “Friends of Friends” for $46. The bus departs from Human Services at 10:00 a.m. and returns at 5:00 p.m.

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Christmas Party December 9 @ 10:00 A.M.

Entertainer Greg Curtis will be performing at Seekonk Human Services on Wednesday, December 9th. Come join us for a memorable time and then enjoy a delicious lunch of pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and dessert. Lunch: $2 Please call 508-336-8772 if you plan to stay for lunch.

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Date: Nov. 4 & Nov. 18 Time: 12:30 – 3:00 Everyone is welcome to attend the card games that are held twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at Seekonk Human Services. Come and bring a friend and enjoy a fun afternoon.

Women’s Breakfast

Mary Beth DeLeo’s Restaurant Date: November 4, 2009 Time: 8:30 A.M. Order off menu No reservations are necessary – just come and bring a friend if you wish and enjoy a delicious breakfast with a great group of women. The women meet on the first Wednesday of every month and all are welcome to attend.

Men’s Breakfast

Ramada Inn, Seekonk Date: November 12, 2009 Time: 8:30 A.M. Cost: $7.25 Speaker: Bonnie Ryvicker, M.S. - Community Liaison for Community VNA and Hospice of Attleboro will be speaking on “Improving Your Memory”. Bonnie is a popular speaker who will bring with her some valuable tips on How to Improve your Memory. All men are invited to attend regardless of age. Come and bring a friend with you and enjoy a nice breakfast with great company. The men meet on the second Thursday of every month and no reservations are required. The cost of the breakfast includes coffee, tax and tip. Date: December 10, 2009 Time: 8:30 A.M. Cost: $7.25 Speaker: Steve Senna from Mass. Audiology, Free Hearing Test

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December 2, 2009 @ 10:00 A.M. Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter and his Elder Abuse Prosecutor, James McKenna, will be speaking at Seekonk Human Services on combating elder abuse. This very important prevention message will be discussed – from physical to financial. District Attorney Sutter will speak about his commitment to prevent and prosecute elder abuse and provide an overview of the District Attorney’s Office. Assistant District Attorney McKenna will speak about identity fraud, financial exploitation, and scams. He

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Discover Tuscany November 2 – 11, 2010

Kevin Carter from Collette Vacations will be at Seekonk Human Services on April 7, 2010 to present a slide show of the Tuscany trip. Highlights include Rome, Assisi, Basilica of St. Francis, Montecatini Terme, Siena, San Gimignano, Winery Tour, Florence, Tuscan Feast and Pitti Palace. Per Person Rates: Double $2309; Single $2609; Triple $2,279. Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Logan Airport in Boston, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $140, and Hotel Transfers. Not included in the price is the Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $200 per person. For more information please contact Karen Stutz at 508-336-8772.

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Registry of Motor Vehicles License Renewals

The Registry of Motor Vehicles is no longer mailing out license and registration renewal notices. Check your license each year near your birthday to see if this is the year it expires. Renewal can be done on line or if you need to go to the registry, the closest ones are in Fall River on 203 Plymouth Ave. or in Taunton at 1 Washington St. Call 1-(800) 858-3926 for more information. Fall River hours: Mon -Wed 9 - 5, Thurs. 10 – 6, Friday 9 – 5. Taunton hours: M – F 9 – 5. The Registry of Motor Vehicles has a free service which will remind you to renew your license. The RMV has partnered with Sendza, an outside firm that will deliver your automatic reminder at no cost to you or the Commonwealth. If you have a computer you can get started at (Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles) and then click on RMV Reminder Service and follow the directions.

The Cardiac Prevention Clinic For November Is Cancelled! December Cardiac Prevention Clinic

December 16, 2009 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Free A monthly health clinic with two nurses from South Coast Hospital is held at Seekonk Human Services. You will have the opportunity to have your blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and BMI (Body Mass Index) checked. The results of your test will be available within 5 minutes and while you are waiting, you will be able to speak with the nurse regarding any health concerns you may have. No appointment is necessary – it is first come, first served. We are very fortunate to have this service available to us

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“Are You O.K.?” A Free Service That Could Save Your Life!

“Are you O.K.?” is a free telephone calling service provided by the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with your local Police Department and Council on Aging. The program is designed for senior citizens, disabled persons, and shut-ins living in Bristol County. It provides reliable, daily telephone assurance, and the comfort and security you need to maintain your independence. “Are you o.k.?” provides peace of mind for both you and your loved ones who care about you. Best of all, it’s as close as your telephone! Applications are available at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, your local Council on Aging, or by calling (508) 996-9660. You may subscribe to the program permanently, or for a short period, such as a few weeks after a hospital stay. You may cancel at any time. There is no equipment to purchase and no special codes to remember. This program is Free of charge to ALL eligible participants.


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Having trouble affording the premiums, co-payments, or “donuthole” costs for your prescription drugs? Massachusetts has a state prescription assistance program called Prescription Advantage to help limited income seniors and low income disabled persons under 65 cover their prescription drugs. Membership in Prescription Advantage also entitles you to change your prescription drug plan once a year at any time of the year. To determine whether you are eligible for Prescription Advantage, call Seekonk Human Services and make an appointment with a SHINE counselor@ (508)336-8772.


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MassSAVE is the new name for the Massachusetts Residential Conservation Services Program. MassSAVE is brought to you by your local electric and gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers. They provide year-round home energy solutions to save you money, improve the energy performance of your home, reduce air pollution, and protect the environment. Incentives may be offered toward the installation of energy-saving measures. Call MassSAVE at 1-866-527-7283 for information or to make an appointment. TRIAD Meeting Is Cancelled For November

Medicare Part D Annual Open Enrollment

November 15 – December 31 Do you think you’re paying too much for your prescription drugs? Did your doctor prescribe new, expensive medications this past year? If so, you may want to evaluate whether your current Part D prescription drug plan is still the best plan for you. Each year between November 15th and December 31st Medicare Part D open enrollment allows you to change your prescription drug coverage to a new plan. Any change made during this open enrollment will be effective on January 1st. Watch your mail for a notice from your insurer about increased rates for next year. For assistance with enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription plan, please call your SHINE representative at Seekonk Human Services @ 508-336-8772. The SHINE counselor will do an individualized drug plan search to help you find the coverage that provides the best value in monthly premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and outof-pocket costs if you reach the so-called “donut hole”. To avoid a possible lapse in insurance coverage, don’t wait until the end of December for an appointment.


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Seekonk Congregational Church

On Sunday, December 6th: 9:00 & 10:30 A.M., The Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave, Seekonk MA will celebrate their beautiful “Hanging of the Greens” Service with pageantry, special music, lighting of the tree, fifth graders presenting the symbols of advent faith. Candles of Hope and Peace will be lighted on the Advent Wreath. One of the year’s most beautiful worship services! All are invited to share the Advent and Christmas season each Sunday at either 9 or 10:30.

Capron Park Zoo - Adult Programs at the Zoo

Attleboro, MA Have you been envious of your children as you send them off to programs at the zoo? Well, you need not envy them any longer – join us for an adults-only program series at Capron Park Zoo. These programs will cover a variety of topics and are designed to for adults to enjoy learning about the zoo and animals. All adult programs run from 6-7:30 PM. The dates and program topics are: November 17: Feast for the Beasts: Feeding 150+ mouth is an expensive and time consuming process that requires animal care staff to provide nutritious meals that the animals will eat AND are cost effective. Find out what it takes to create a palatable ‘zoo menu’, how to be a ‘zoo chef’ and more. December 10: The Zoo in Review: Capron Park Zoo has been a vital part of Attleboro for more than 80 years, and it has grown slowly during that time. Join volunteer Pat Metrano as she takes you on a time-traveling journey back through the years to see how far the zoo has come and even a snapshot into the future. January 13: Genetics of Conservation: Modern day zoos rarely take animals from the wild any longer so it’s important that breeding be executed in as scientific and responsible fashion as possible.

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Memorial Mass - 11:00 A.M. at the Church for the Sacrament of the sick and remembrance of deceased members of this year. Turkey Dinner with all the fixings – 12 Noon at the Parish Center Turkey Baskets Raffle will be drawn. Thanksgiving Basket Donation – Anyone who would want to donate to the Baskets, can bring in non-perishables at the meeting. Toys for Tots – Please remember to bring your donations for needy children. Wed Dec 9 Christmas Party @ Venus de Milo, Swansea, MA 2009 A day with ‘Sinatra’ featuring Michael Dutra plus a sing-a-long with “Just Julie”. Arrive by 11:30 A.M. Chicken Francais, minestrone soup, pot & veg, dessert & coffee Scrod dinners available, IF ordered in advance. Split the Pot - Gift Basket Raffle - Transportation on your own. Tues Jan 5 - Brown Bag Luncheon – BRING your own sandwich 12 Noon 2010 We’ll supply coffee/tea, and desserts will be donated, (as in the past.) Cards & Bingo to follow. Remember your markers.

Tues Feb 2 Yankee Style Pot Roast 12 Noon Potato, veg, Grn Beans & Carrots, gravy, apple pie Horse Racing Game Directed by Leo Beland Don’t forget ‘Bears on Board’ for the Seekonk Fire & Police Dept. Your generous donations in the past has helped when transporting people & children to the hospitals in time of stressful accidents. Entertainment: Jim Porcella Contacts: Claire Cinq-Mars 1-508-226-7163, 65 Bliss Ave, Unit #1, Attleboro, MA 02703 We have set up a new procedure on ticket sales…. We need to institute the following: Tickets must be ordered and paid for 1 week in advance.

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Wed Nov 4 The New York Vagabonds @ Lantana’s, Randolph, MA 4 multi-talented singers & entertainers have dazzled audiences worldwide. This is a Great Show, Includes: transportation, show, meal, & driver gratuity. Meal: Holiday Roast Turkey. Sun Nov 15 Red Hats trip to “The Community Players”@ Jenks Jr. High School Chorus Line. Doors open 1 PM, show at 2 PM. 350 Division St. Pawtucket, RI. Group of 20 people $15.00 – Regular price - $18.00 (current membership people can not be included in count) Make checks out to Red Hat Mamas of Seekonk. Tue Nov 17 Red Hatters’ Brown Bag Auction @ Davenports Rest. Any items (not just R.H. items) Half a Roasted Chicken, Fr. Fries, Ziti, Drink, coffee, dessert. Stop in during Bedrock Granites Fall Sale and Save Wed Dec 9 A day with ‘Sinatra’ @ Venus de Milo, Swansea, MA on all Granite Countertops, Vanities and Tabletops! featuring Michael Dutra, plus sing a long with Just Julie Chicken Francais, minestrone soup, pot & veg, • Large Selection! dessert & coffee Scrod dinners • Free Samples & Estimates! available, IF ordered in advance. Wed Dec 16 Red Hat Christ• Professional Installation! mas Party @ Hillside Country Club Meal: Beef, Chicken, • Buy Direct & Save! Fish Contact Joyce Beltrami for tickets 508-761-7936 Four Basket drawings – Donations of items for Convenient Location the following baskets: 1. Italian 2. Bedrock is now pleased to announce the addition of Design Consultant Mary Masterson-Caponigro Bath Items 3. Crystal Items 4. Gift to their staff. Mar y brings over 25 years of Bedrock Granite truly is a great place to shop Card Basket Ex: (Movie tickets, gift experience in the Home Decorating field. for the granite in your home and they even certificates - $5.00 for shows, Stop She will also be adding shades, blinds, custom carry an impressive line of high-quality sinks! & Shop, CVS, Walgreen, Dunkin window treatments, and upholstery & slip covers, To receive a free quote, visit us on the web or which will be available at savings well below the Donuts, Honeydew, Gas, etc.) you may reach us directly at 508-226-2616. “Big Bo x” stores. Stop and visit with Mary, Wed Dec 30 Cheers to one she will help with all your decorating needs. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to more New Year 3 days – 2 nights 5:30 PM (Wednesday until 6:30 PM) and Thru Fri Jan 1 This marks ‘Best Saturday 10AM to 3PM of Times’ 35th year & this will be our best Party ever!. A “themed” 3 day event entitled the “Best of America”. Plus our big New Year’s evening party theme: “Viva Las Vegas”. From New York & Kansas City to Texas & Mississippi to Hawaii & Chicago. SIX special meals, shows, decorations and activities. 2 Fabulous orchestras. Visit Us On The Web: Awesome! Sheraton Four Points, Leominster, MA Reserve now for best seating. Call Claire today for 421 Old Colony Road (Rte. 123) Norton/Attleboro Line prices & reservations.

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Farm & Garden Rehoboth Garden Club

Rehoboth Garden Club members and guests will be treated to a demonstration of home holiday decorations at their November 9th meeting. The meeting will be held at the Carpenter Museum, Bay State Rd, in Rehoboth beginning at 11:30 a.m. De Feldman, past president of the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., will be creating a variety of decorations suitable for members’ homes. This will be an open meeting and members are invited to bring guests. Guests will be assessed a $5 fee. Hostess for the meeting will be Pat Knowles, assisted by Diane Wald, Marilyn Greene and Diane Biello.

Researchers At The Miriam Hospital Are Recruiting Men For Study On Prostate Enlargement

Prostate enlargement is a common part of aging Although it does not raise prostate cancer risk, it can be uncomfortable and interfere with quality of life Study is open to men between the ages of 40-85 who meet certain requirements Providence, RI – Researchers with The Miriam Hospital’s Men’s Health Center are looking for local men to participate in a new research study looking at preventing prostate enlargement. It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. According to the National Institutes of Health, there were 4.5 million physician visits for prostate enlargement in the United States in 2000. An enlarged prostate can press on the urethra and cause urination and bladder problems. The cause of this condition – known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia – is unknown, although it does not raise the risk of prostate cancer. Eligibility for the study includes men between the ages of 4085 who: Are being treated with testosterone for low testosterone levels (hypogonadism). Have a prostate specific antigen (PSA) – a protein found in prostate cells used as a measure to screen for prostate cancer – of 1.5 or greater. Participants will receive either an active medication called dutasteride, which is FDA-approved for reducing an enlarged prostate, or a placebo. Dutasteride has not been approved to prevent the enlargement of the prostate and is the focus of the research study. The research study will be conducted over a oneyear period and will involve office visits and blood tests at no charge. Participants will be compensated for their participation. For more information, or to enroll in the study, please contact Laurie Given, RN, at 401-793-4636. The Miriam Hospital, established in 1926 in Providence, RI, is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a founding member of the Lifespan health system. For more information about The Miriam Hospital, please visit

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Rehoboth Council on Aging November 2009 Council on Aging Newsletter Council on Aging Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kitchen hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Transportation Reservations: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closed – Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day Closed – Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th. Thanksgiving Holiday No Activities – Tuesday, December 8th Voting State Primary Closed At Noon - Thursday, December 24th Closed – Friday, December 25th for Christmas Holiday Closed - Friday, January 1st, 2010 for New Years Day

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Activities from Activity Coordinator Norellen Palmer

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

Appraisers “R” Back at Rehoboth’s COA

Join us Saturday November 14th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when Brad Smith Nationally Certified Appraiser and friends will be at the COA to “check out” your treasures. So! Search out those cellars - Rummage through those attics. Bring in all Nana’s collectables, Dad’s hidden treasures… Remember… you find it… we’ll appraiser it! “First Come First Served”. Cost for this service is as follows: $7.00 - 1 item $12.00 – 2 items $15.00 – 3 items Categories are, but not limited to: Glassware China Porcelain Works of Art Furniture Tools Weapons Dolls/Toys Women Clothing and Accessories Gold & Sterling Silver Pens/Radios Political Items

Johnson & Wales Thanksgiving Demonstration

On Thursday, November 19th 10:30 a.m. Johnson & Wales Chef Michelle Pugh and her students will be at the Rehoboth Council on Aging with great tasty low fat and low sugar Thanksgiving receipts. They will also show you how to buy low cost food and spices, cook the receipts and then hand out samples to all in attendance. Here is your opportunity to join in on all the fun and great food ideas.

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Senior Holiday Lunch

The Annual Rehoboth Senior Holiday Lunch will be held at D.L. Beckwith Middle School, Sunday, December 6th 12 noon. The Rehoboth Council on Aging, Rehoboth Police Association, Rehoboth Lions Club and Rehoboth TRIAD are sponsors this event. A donation of $2.00 is requested; tickets go on sale November 2nd and can be picked up at the Rehoboth Council on Aging, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Church Services and Activities Newman Congregational Church

United Church of Christ Gathered in 1643 Old Rehoboth Corner of Newman and Pawtucket Aves (Rumford) Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship - 5:30 p.m. With Church School and Nursery during worship Fellowship follows Weekly Support Groups, bible studies, and youth groups Visitors welcome For more info: 401-434-4742

New Testament Baptist Church

Home of New Testament Christian School We are located on the corner of Woodward St. and Rt. 140 in Norton, approx. 2 miles south of Rt. 123. 508-285-9771 Visit us at Schedule of Weekly Ministries: Sunday: 10:00 A.M. Sunday School Nursery-Adult 11:00 A.M. Worship Service

Seekonk Congregational Church United Church of Christ

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Email at:    The Reverend Joy Utter, Pastor Rev. Marilyn Ricci, Associate Pastor Janice Moran, Pastoral Assistant Susan Gregory, Director of Music Sunday Services Worship at 9AM and 10:30 AM (Communion at 9 am and at 10:30 on the first Sunday of each month) Church School 9 & 10:30 AM Pre-school through 8th grade Confirmation for 9th grade & up Child Care Available All Welcome! Summer Sunday Services Worship at 9:30 AM (End of May – Mid September) Vacation Bible School (August) Wheel chair accessibility

Christian Life Church

Christ Our Life! Reaching Our Generation! 222 Plain Street, Route 118 Rehoboth, MA 508-252-3364 Email: Sunday Worship 9:30 A.M. Nursery & Kid’s Church Midweek Programs Small Group Studies Available

Vedanta Society of Providence

227 Angell St Providence RI 02906 401-421-3960 Swami Yogatmananda (minister) Sunday, Sept 13th at 5:00 P.M., Universal Brotherhood Day Symposium with 3 interfaith speakers and inter-faith music Sunday Lectures: 5 P.M. – 6 P.M. on varied Vedanta topics from resident & swamiis. Tuesday study class on ‘Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna’ from 7:15 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Friday study class on ‘Bhagavad-Gita’ from 7:15 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Saturday guided meditation & music/singing from 11 A.M. – 12 noon. Every evening at 7 P.M. - devotional singing, a reading & meditation. Everyone welcome to any or all events.

Eusebeia Bible Church

224 Winthrop Street Rehoboth, MA 02769 Pastor Ed Collins 508-252-3505 Tue and Thurs 7:30 – 8:30 Bible Study Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m.

Holy Cross Catholic Church

141 Hornbine Road, Rehoboth, MA The Most Rev. Raymond Laliberte (401) 438-4616 Website: WWW.ICMIHS.ORG Mass Schedule Saturday – 4:00 p.m. (English) Sunday – 8:30 a.m. (English & Portuguese) & 11:30 a.m. (English) Daily Mass as announced in the bulletin. Join Us in Praying the Rosary Fifteen Minutes before Every Mass Religious Education Classes Sunday - 10:30 a.m.

West Dighton Christian Church

Rev. John W. McPherson 2767 Horton Street No. Dighton, MA Phone 508-252-9066 Sunday School for all ages 9 AM. Worship Service at 10:30 AM Nursery Available Sunday Morning ~ Founded in 1772 ~

Trinity United Methodist Church

51 Railroad Ave. Taunton 508-824-8244 Rev. Kim Whynacht, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Worship Service 10:00 A.M. Child Care Available

North Christian Church

Service Schedule Sunday Service: 9:30 A.M. Sunday School: 9:30 A.M. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting: 7:00 P.M. Located at 2360 Chestnut Street North Dighton, MA Tel: 508-252-9494 Pastor Michael Deltatto

Church of Salgion

Join us as we start the energies moving toward the turning of the seasons! All events held at the American Legion Hall, Post 311, Rt. 114, Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA Circle of Salgion - Church of Wicca P.O. Box 574, Rehoboth, MA Email: Phone: 774-229-6019

Dighton Community Church 2036 Elm Street, Dighton, Mass. Rev. David Stewart, Pastor (508)669-6241 or (508)761-5503 Sunday Morning Services. 10:00 A.M. Worship Service, Sunday School and Child Care We welcome you and the religious heritage you bring to the richness of our shared experience as a community.

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The First Baptist Church of Dighton

438 Main St. - P.O. Box 533 Dighton, MA 02715 Church Phone:(508)669-5077 Pastor Robert Burton (508)822-1743 10:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 AM Sunday School & Nursery Wednesday 7:00 P.M. Mid-week Prayer Meeting and Bible Study All are Welcome

St. James Lutheran Church

Middle Highway and County Road in Barrington, RI (401)-246-0227 Reverend Elizabeth Eide, Pastor All are welcome. For more information, please call the church at 401-246-0027.

Rehoboth Congregational Church United Church of Christ

Rehoboth Congregational Church United Church of Christ 139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4545 Interim Minister Rev’d Dr. David Fountain Early Fellowship 8:00 A.M. Early Worship Service 8:30 A.M. Regular Worship Service 10:00 A.M. Church School – Preschool through Sr. High/Nursery Bible Study - Wednesday Evening – 7:00 P.M.

Winthrop Street Baptist Church

Rt. 44 just off the Green 39 Winthrop St. Taunton, MA Sunday School for All 9:45 AM Sunday Worship Service, 11:00AM Thursday Midweek Service, 7:00 PM For more information about youth and sdult activities please see our website: 508-822-1976

St. Dominic Catholic Church

RT—6 1277 Grand Army Highway Swansea Mass 02777 Rectory 508—675-7206 Fr. Joseph Viveiros, Pastor Masses: - Weekly: Monday—Friday, 8:00 A.M. Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 P.M., Sunday

- 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 A.M. Summer Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 P.M., Sunday - 7:00, 10:00 A.M. Holy Day of Obligation Vigil Mass - 7:00 P.M. Mass of the Day 8:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

81 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI [Corner of Fourth St.] 401-434-7456 Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. coffee after the service Rector: Fr. Ashley Peckham Vestry Meetings – Women’s Club Thrift Shop

Taunton Seventh-day Adventist Church

109 Winthrop Street, Taunton (508) 823-6679 Bible study Sat. 9:20 AM Worship service Sat. 10:50 AM Prayer meeting Tues. 7:30 PM Pastor Barry Kimbrough

Somerset Congregational Christian Church, UCC

1411 County Street, Somerset Phone - 508-672-6623 Minister Rev Dianne E. Arakawa Worship Service, Sunday School, & nursery care: Sunday at 10 A.M. wheelchair accessible, air conditioning in summer. Communion - 1st Sunday of month 11 A.M. - fellowship time, All are Welcome

Fall River Seventh Day Adventist Church

(English language) 2695 No. Main St., F.R. Bible Study Sat. 9:30 AM Worship Services - Sat 11 AM Wed/ Evening Bible Study - 7PM Pastor Brian Burgess - 646-3506

First Christian Congregational Church United Church of Christ

GAR Highway, Rt. 6 • Swansea 508-673-7179 or 676-3815 Sunday Services 8:40 AM an informal one-half hour service with communion 10:00AM Worship


The Fall Worship Service at Memorial Baptist Church

340 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771, 508-761-5142, Reverend Delphain Demosthenes, will begin at 10:15 A.M. beginning Sunday, September 13, 2009. Sunday school classes will begin at 9:00 A.M. for all ages. Child care and Nursery care is available during the Worship service. The building is handicapped accessible. There is an active Youth Group which meets Sundays 12:00 P.M. and schedules many events throughout the year. We welcome all to worship, visit and serve with us.

New Beginnings Evangelical Church

294 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA Tel. #: 508-336-4038 Services: Sunday: 9:30 A.M. Bible School 10:45 A.M. Worship Service Thursday: 6:30 P.M. - Bible Study/Prayer “Where Jesus Christ is Preached” Pastor Scott Oakland

Good News Bible Chapel

235 West Street, Attleboro 508 226 2916 Sunday Services: The Lord’s Supper 9 A.M. – 10 A.M. Celebration & Growth” Worship & Teaching Service 10:45-Noon Joyful praise and worship with solid bible teaching.

Nursery and Sunday School (Pre-K-Grade 5) available during the C&G service

Youth Groups: Graceland (HS) Tues 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Club 180 (MS) Thurs 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Handicapped Accessible

Grace Community Chapel 110 County Street, Seekonk, MA 508-336-5971 Pastor/Teacher Richard Glenny Sunday Worship 9:30 Bible Classes for all ages 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 Wednesday Kids Club 7:00 Nursery Available for all services “A Caring Congregation with a Message of Grace for Life”


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Church Services and Activities Hornbine Baptist Church

Church Services Sunday 10 A.M. 141 Hornbine Road, Corner of Baker Rd. South Rehoboth Rev. Lynn MacLagan Everyone is invited to attend.

Church of the Epiphany

1336 Pawtucket Avenue Rumford between Newman Avenue and Rumford Library 401-434-5012 8:00am & 10:30 Holy Eucharist 9:15am Program for all ages Wednesday: Pot Luck Supper 5:30 Readers Group 6PM

West Congregational Church United Church of Christ Winthrop Street at North Walker (Rte 44) • Taunton, MA Sunday Service and Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Church Office: 508 824-3461

Rehoboth Baptist Church

132 Moulton Street (Rt.. 118) 508-252-6437 • Fax 252-1080 Rev. Ronald W. Bridge, Pastor Sunday: 9:00 A.M. Sunday Bible School (Classes available preschool - adult) 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service (Childcare available) 6:30 P.M. Evening Service Midweek Ministries: Wednesday 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting, Bible Studies, Choir Men’s Biweekly Bible Study: Friday, 7:00 P.M. Men’s Fellowship: Saturday Morning, 7:00 A.M. Call for information on Women’s Ministries website:

Brick Church

1056 Center St. Dighton Call 951-7358 Christ Centered Bible Teaching Come Join us! All Welcome Worship and Bible Study Sunday 9:30 AM

The First Baptist Church of Swansea 21 Baptist Street Swansea, MA Telephone (508)379-9728 Sunday Worship time: 10:00 A.M. Sunday School: 10:20 A.M. Coffee & Fellowship: 11:00 A.M.

Christ Church Episcopal

57 Main Street, Swansea, MA (508) 678-0923 Rev. Elizabeth Grundy, Rector Sunday Services 8:00 A.M. The Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Family Service, Choir, Nursery and Church School Tuesday Morning Service 10:00 A.M. Morning Prayer along with Holy Communion

Community Covenant Church

615 Tremont Street Rehoboth, MA 02769 (508)-222-9400 “Changed Lives - On Purpose” Dennis Baril, Senior Pastor Sunday Services: 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Light continental breakfast served 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Infant Nursery and Kids’ Church (pre-K to grade 5) available during both services Special Needs and Kids Church (grades 6-8) available during first service

Church of the Good Sheherd Episcopal

490 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-0408 The Rev. Edward C. Boucher, Rector Sunday: 8am The Holy Eucharist followed by Fellowship coffee hour 10 a.m. The Holy Eucharist and Sunday school followed by Fellowship coffee hour. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. The Holy Eucharist 7 p.m. Bible Study as announced Handicapped accessibility All are Welcome Just minutes from North Seekonk

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

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


Email: Fr. Brian J. Harrington, Pastor Masses: Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 AM Holy Days of Obligation: Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Mass of the day at 9 AM & 7 PM Daily Mass: 9:00 AM - Monday - Friday Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 24 hr a day, 7 days a week in St. Joseph's Chapel Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 3 pm in St. Joseph's Chapel from Monday thru Saturday, All are welcome. Sacrament of Confession Sat. 3:15-4:15 pm

Greater Fall River Baptist Church

1980 South Main Street P.O. Box 975, Fall River, MA (508)673-7700 Pastor Lane Briggs, Jr. Sunday School - 10:00 A.M. Morning Service - 11:00 A.M. Evening Service - 6:00 P.M. Wed. Bible Study - 7:30 P.M. Nursery provided for all services A church with your family in mind.

Lighthouse Gospel Church 595 Winthrop St., Taunton Sunday Services 9:30 am - Sunday School 10:30am - Worship Service Children's Church Nursery Available

First Spiritualist Church Anawan Grange

Rt. 44 & 118 Rehoboth Services 10:00am Healing, Sermon, Spirit Messages

November 2009 The Reporter in to share. Everyone that brings in cookies can bring home the same amount of other cookies. As always if there are extra cookies lefts, they will be sold at $2.00 per dozens and the money will be donated to Helping Hands. Any questions, just ask you friendly cookie expert Norie.

On Monday December 14th, 1 p.m. right after Gert’s Café, Stacy Hiltner of Community VNA and friends will host a “Holiday Wreath Design” Demonstration. They will show you how to put a holiday wreath together and then the wreaths will be raffled off to one of our lucky attendees. Please join us and share in the Sprit of the Holiday season. You may be the “Lucky” winner to bring home the festive wreath and add it to your decorations.

day through Friday (except holidays) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation to the Rhode Island Hospital Area is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for medical appointments, which must be in by 10 a.m. out by 1 p.m. Arrangements Must be made with Lois by 12 noon of the preceding day or as soon as possible. No arrangements for transportation can be taken after 12:00 p.m.; our COA staff can take only cancellations. Fuel Assistance Reminder You will be receiving your re-application for fuel assistance in August. Please just verify that all the information is correct. Send your verification of income such as, award letter from Social Security or checking account statement showing automatic direct deposit of Social Security or paycheck. Also include electric bill and oil bill. If you need help, call 508-252-3372.

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On Friday, December 18th 10 a.m., The Senior Network’s Dr. Ronald Rapoport will be at the Rehoboth Council on Aging for a short seminar entitled “Don’t Let Osteoarthritis of the Knee Became a Pain”. Dr. Rapoport will speak about the signs, symptoms and the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Departments News Gert’s Café Cooks Needed

Here’s your chance to show off your cooking skills. Gert’s Café is looking for a few more cooks to prepare meals for the Monday’s lunch crowd. You make the choice of how much of the meal you want to cook, all, part or just the dessert. All food is prepared at the Council on Aging and you are reimbursed for any money that is spent. If you are interested please call Cheryl at 508-252-3372.

Meal-site Information from Cheryl Maiorano

A Reminder! All summer long, delicious & nutritious meals are served daily, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the dinning room of the Council on Aging. If you would like to join the group, make your reservations with Cheryl by 10 a.m. of the preceding day. A donation of $2.00 is requested for lunch, which consists of a main course, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. A copy of the month’s menu is posted at the front desk and in the dining area for your review.

Transportation Information from Lois Fine-Sargeant

Do you need a ride to an appointment? The COA has transportation available Mon-

Medicare’s Annual Election/Coordinated Election (Open Enrollment) Period is November 15 - December 31.


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Need A Vacation?

Don’t miss out because of a loved ones care needs! • Are you needing to be reenergized and can't do it because you are a primary caregiver? • Do you feel like it's your turn for some much needed care but are putting others first? If you answered yes to these questions, you deserve to take the time you need. At Life Care Center of Attleboro we know what it's like to be the caregiver in the family. Each of us knows your loving, hard work can take a toll on you and your family. The best thing you can do for your loved ones is TAKE A VACATION. As part of your travel plans you'll want to make sure that your caregiver duties are covered. Why not consider respite services for your loved one while you are away. Respite services at Life Care Center of Attleboro provides your loved one with 24 hour care by competent, caring and professional staff. Beautifully appointed semi private or private rooms provide the safe and secure environment you want. Nutritious meals, snacks and activities round out the days, evenings and weekends. If medication administration, rehabilitation or nursing care are needed, we provide services right here at the facility. Imagine you, your family and friends spending a relaxing vacation knowing you have provided for your loved one. Go away and know all your loved ones needs will be met at Life Care Center of Attleboro. To arrange for a tour, inquire about rates and programs, please call LeeAnn or Laurel at 508-222-4182 and come see what we can offer you as you make your travel plans. Let Life Care Center of Attleboro make all of your vacation plans a reality.

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-Enroll in a new MAPD plan or, if elect to remain in original Medicare. -Enroll in a Part D plan (PDP) Prescription Advantage (PA) -Continuous open enrollment -Acts as secondary payer for Medicare beneficiaries – provides no benefit unless have a Part D plan (or creditable coverage – can enroll in PA before Part D) -Can help with Part D premium (if income eligible) and copays once member hits gap of Part D. Medicare Supplement/Medigap -Non-group insurance – provides help with costs/co-insurance for people enrolled in original Medicare -Continuous Open enrollment in Mass – (Can enroll or move from Sup 1 – Core or Core-Sup. 1) Important Note Concerning LIS (Extra

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Help) -Beneficiaries who were receiving extra help as of July 2009, but are no longer eligible, will still keep their low Prescription copays for all of 2010. Medicare Coverage of Vaccines Part B covers: - Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine - Influenza virus vaccine (s) -Hepatitis B vaccine for individuals at high or intermediate risk -Other vaccines (e.g., tetanus toxoid) when directly related to treatment of an injury or direct exposure to a disease or condition Part D Covers -Shingles vaccine and administration -Pharmacy bills Part D -Beneficiary may have to pay doctor for administration, then fill and submit claim form to Part D for reimbursement For further information and or for assistance with enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, please call SHINE at 508-2221399

Organization Events & News: *The Best Is Yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come will meet on Thursday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, Rehoboth, MA. We are collecting again for the veterans at Brockton Hospital. Members should bring items such as male & female toiletries, reading glasses, puzzle books, socks, playing cards, lap blankets, etc. Mystic Seaport Trip - Members going to Mystic, CT on November 5th please be at the COA for the 9 a.m. departure. The Aquarium opens at 10 a.m. Members will decide which place to visit upon arrival. New members always welcomed. Call Pat Higson for details. 508 252-4602 And Remember The Best Is Yet to Come!

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Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors….. Next Meeting is scheduled for 10am, Wednesdays, November 18th.

Up Coming Activities

The annual Veteran’s Luncheon will be held Wednesday, November 11th 12noon at Rehoboth Council on Aging. Sign-up sheets are at the COA, Legion Post 302 and at the Town Hall Veterans office. Please sign up by Monday, November 2nd. Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 12th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Tickets go on sale November 2nd, Adults $3.00 Children $2.00. The menu is Pancakes & Bacon, Juice, Coffee and Coco. Seating is limited. Mark your calendars! The “Love in a Mug” soup supper fuel assistance fundraiser is scheduled for January 2010 at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Check COA and scroll for ticket price and date info. Programs being offered through TRIAD are: Free “911” cell phones, File of Life , Are you OK? Program, Project Lifesaver., Yellow Alert

Free AARP Driver Safety Program to Be Offered At Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Sturdy Memorial Hospital will sponsor a Driver Safety Program on Monday, November 9 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hospital. Area residents are encouraged to attend this program that was developed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The classes are taught by trained AARP instructors who assist motorists with their driving skills. Some states offer discounts on automobile insurance rates by attending this class, call your insurance agent to see if your state participates in this discount program. During the class, participants will learn how to refine their existing driving skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Classes will also focus on the effects of aging and medication on driving, how to handle adverse driving conditions, traffic hazards, fuel saving tips and preventive measures that save lives. Sturdy Memorial is offering this course Free of charge, so why not bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served. Class size is limited and registration is necessary. To register, call Sturdy Memorial’s Public Relations Department at 508/236-8020.

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Tickets Call Pat (508) 252-4602 or Marilyn (508) 252-9366 or See Pat or Marilyn at Gert’s Cafe on Mondays

Wellness Exercise Program Offered At Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Attleboro, MA, October 26, 2009 – Give yourself the gift of good health by joining Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s six-week wellness exercise program. This program is designed to increase your fitness while assisting you to lose weight, decrease your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol, and achieve your specific health goals. The overall objective of this program is to help you begin and maintain living a healthy lifestyle. It’s the perfect gift to give yourself! Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Cardiac Pulmonary Exercise Facility at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. The cost for the six-week program is $120.00. For further information or to register for classes, call 508/236-7390. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, nonprofit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, which serves southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.

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Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly, Inc. Asks For Your Support

It’s time again for our annual membership appeal so that the funds raised can be used to help our elderly and fund programs such as Podiatry clinics, Lifeline for Seniors, Cholesterol screenings and fuel assistance. As we all realize, costs of fuel and food have risen and the needs of our Rehoboth Seniors are greater than ever. Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly, Inc. hope to continue to provide assistance for our Rehoboth Seniors with your generous donations. Please complete the application form and send it in with your donation. Thank you very much! You will make a difference. Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly Board of Directors, Arthur F. Tobin, Secretary

Application for Sponsoring Membership

October 2009 - September 2010 Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly, Inc. P O Box 228 Rehoboth, MA. 02769 Name__________________________Tel._________________ Address____________________________________________ ( ) $ 5.00 Individual Membership ( ) $ 20.00 Family Membership ( ) $ 100.00 ( ) $ 200.00 ( ) $ 300.00 Business Member ( ) $ _____ Other Amount enclosed $ _________ Thank you again for your generous support!! Any Questions? Call 508 252 9415

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Regular meetings of the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club are held at the Rehoboth Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Upcoming trips:3 Day trip to Atlantic City, Feb. 21, 22 and 23 at a cost of $151.00 p.p. dbl. occ. which includes r. t. bus trans. ,drivers tip, 2 nights lodging at the Tropicana Resort ,2 dinner buffets, $20.00 bonus and a $15.00 food coupon. May 11. Day trip to Boston, at a cost of $80.00 p.p. Featuring an all you can eat luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy followed by a narrated cruise of Boston Harbor. Both trips are co-sponsored by the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and Sandcastle Seniors and are opened to everybody on a first come first served basis. To sign up or for more information, please call “Pete” Michaud at 508-761-5087.

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From the State House Rep. D’Amico Part of D.C. Delegation Representing Over 1000 State Legislators Supporting Robust Health Care Reform

Delegation to Capitol Hill and White House representing 1057 legislators from all fifty states demonstrates overwhelming support for health care reform, including a public insurance

Rep. D’Amico’s office hours in Seekonk and Rehoboth for November and December will be:

Monday, November 9th: Washington, D.C. - On October 13-14, Rep. D’Amico (D-Seekonk) will join other state Rehoboth’s Blanding Library legislators representing over 1000 colleagues, along with mayors from around the country, 124 Bay State Rd. in bringing the message to Capitol Hill and the White House of broad-based support in the 6:30-7:30 P.M. states for real health care reform, including the public insurance option. “There have been attempts to establish a national health care system since the Truman Monday, December 7th: Administration. This a historic opportunity for us to join every other country on the planet in Seekonk Library offering our citizens comprehensive, affordable health care,” said Rep. D’Amico, a member 410 Newman Ave. of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. 6:30-7:30 P.M. This D.C. delegation follows the release last week by Progressive States Network, a group representing state legislators across the country, that 1,057 state legislators from all Monday, December 14th: 50 states have signed letters to Congress asking for real health reform, including a public Rehoboth’s Blanding Library health insurance option, strong affordability protections, and shared responsibility among 124 Bay State Rd. individuals, employers and government for health care costs. 6:30-7:30 P.M. In addition to these letters showing broad-based state legislator support for reform, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in August voted to support federal health care reform, including a public health insurance option. The vote at the annual NCSL conference was overwhelming, with representatives of 38 states supporting the resolution. As Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines), who introduced the NCSL amendment, said at the time, “We sent a very clear message to people dragging their feet in Washington: the time to act on health reform is now. We need a public health insurance option to make sure working families and small businesses are free to choose the best State House event honors Alopecia health care available at a price they can afford.” Areata advocates The state leaders coming to D.C. are delivering a few key messages to Capitol Hill and Boston – Last month Senator Jim Timilty the White House during their meetings, including: Any federal law should create a “floor, not a ceiling” for reform, where states will retain (D-Walpole), along with a small contingent the authority to provide stronger consumer protections, coverage expansions, and industry of his State House colleagues, rallied to support Massachusetts Alopecia Areata and medical standards than what it is enacted by Congress. Ensure reform is sustainable during all economic conditions and provide states with the Awareness Week. The event, held in historic Nurses Hall, focused on educating members necessary financial resources to provide health care for all during economic downturns. Guarantee affordability of coverage for all families, including limiting costs to an af- of the Legislature on the different aspects of fordable percentage of income for all families and providing a public insurance option to Alopecia Areata, and provided them with the opportunity to meet and discuss firsthand provide lower-cost alternatives. “State legislators have been on the front lines of health care reform for decades,” said what it means to live with this disease on a Texas Representative Garnet Coleman, co-chair of Progressive States Network. “Most daily basis. continued on page 104 proposed elements of federal reform are based on ideas already debated and in many cases enacted in the states. So state legislators know what is needed to make reform work.” The list of 1057 legislators supporting reform reflects 943 legislators signing a letter to Congress and President Obama sponsored by Progressive States Network itself, along with two separate letters from legislators in the states of Connecticut (92 additional names) and New Mexico (25 additional names) reflecting advocacy of similar reforms. A full copy of the PSN letter with all signers, along with links to the New Mexico and Connecticut letters, can be obtained at The text of the PSN letter was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women’s Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and UniPhone (508) 989-9794 versal Health Care Action Network.

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“I was delighted to be a part of this outstanding event, and I applaud so many of my constituents that have been instrumental in raising awareness throughout the state,” proclaimed Senator Timilty. Alopecia Areata is an incurable autoimmune disease that causes hair loss ranging from small patches to total scalp or body hair loss. It affects nearly 6,000,000 people in the United States, and roughly 120,000 in the Commonwealth. Approximately sixty percent of alopecia areata cases occur in children; however, this disease can occur at any age regardless of gender or race. While the event concentrated on increasing awareness, it provided advocates with the opportunity to lobby their legislators to support a stalled piece of legislation that would provide health care coverage for scalp hair prostheses for sufferers of Alopecia Areata. Senator Timilty, a longtime supporter and co-sponsor of this legislation, was able to meet with a number of his constituents to discuss their daily struggles with this disease and offer his continued support of their efforts to pass the medical coverage legislation. “I’m hopeful that the legislature will join with me in supporting such an important cause and identify the appropriateness of extending medical coverage for those dealing with alopecia areata,” said Timilty. One of Timilty’s constituents, Chrissa Kaselis of Walpole, helped organized the event. She spoke briefly before the packed crowd, thanking those who took the time to attend the event and those who work tirelessly to advocate for increased awareness. Like Chrissa, a number of families came to the State House to meet with their legislators. Senator Timilty presented Senate citations to The Kasiski family, Betsy Ogrinc, and Spencer TeWildt for their outstanding dedication and support in spreading awareness about Alopecia.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Receives $143,000 Federal Grant:

Environmental Education for Urban Schools Initiative. United States Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Audubon Executive Director Lawrence Taft announce federal funding for Audubon’s Environmental Education for Urban Schools Initiative that allows children with limited economic resources to engage in comprehensive environmental-based science education programs. U.S. Senator Jack Reed, author of the No Child Left Inside Act, and Audubon Society of Rhode Island Executive Director Lawrence Taft today announced $143,000 in federal funding awarded to Audubon for their Environmental Education for Urban Schools Initiative. The goal is to reach 4,500 elementary and middle school students with limited economic and education resources in the state’s urban communities. Based on both state and national education standards, the program curriculum incorporates handson, experiential activities in both the classroom as well as outside in the fields, wetlands, forests and shores of Audubon wildlife refuges.

The Community Players present the Tony award-winning musical, A Chorus Line, November 6-22

The Community Players present the Tony award-winning musical, A Chorus Line, November 6-22 at Jenks Auditorium, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium). Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students through high school. Reserve online at www. or call (401) 726-6860. Photo credit: Robert Emerson Photography

Currently one-third of all Rhode Island students reside in urban communities. Only 7% of these urban students are demonstrating a proficiency in science. There is critical need to close this achievement gap. Audubon is committed to assisting school administrators and educators in strengthening students’ knowledge of basic science concepts through standards-based environmental education programs. The federal funding will be used to develop and provide innovative science programming that improves academic achievement in schools with economically disadvantaged students. “Educating students about the natural world is a core mission area of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island,” explains Lawrence Taft, Audubon Executive Director. “It is imperative that the next generation have a solid understanding of our natural environment. If children do not form a personal connection to the environment, they will not be invested enough to protect it in the future. This federal funding allows us to bring innovative science-based environmental education to underserved students across the state. We are grateful to Senator Reed for his efforts in securing this funding.” “I commend the Audubon Society for their outstanding environmental education programs. This federal funding is a smart investment in our children’s future and preserving our environment,” said Senator Reed. “When you get kids outside and teach them about nature, it helps them raise achievement in other studies and has important health benefits too.” The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent notfor-profit environmental organization dedicated to environmental education, advocacy, and land conservation. The state’s first environmental organization, the Society now protects nearly 10,000 acres in a network of refuges, pristine properties and wildlife habitats. One of the largest private environmental educators in the state, in 2008 Audubon staff taught approximately 25,000 students across the region. More specifically, Audubon has been working with urban schools since 2004. It is from this rich foundation that Audubon created the Environmental Education Initiative. Visit for more information and to download a copy of the 2009-2010 Audubon Environmental Education brochure highlighting programs and resources for educators.

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Raised in Barrington, R.I., he was an enthusiastic golfer and avid and accomplished sailor. Peter raced on sailing teams in Rhode Island including Wildfire out of Barrington, and most recently as a member of Mischief out of Bristol. Peter raced in open water competitions including several Bermuda Challenges and PHRF National Championships in Annapolis, MD. Individually, Peter piloted His Way. Peter was active in his community throughout his career and sat on various boards. He generously supported Gordon School and Providence Country Day. Peter is also survived by a large and loving family, including his brother Steven of Lakeville, MA. and his sister Margaret Goldin Denio of Glenmont, NY., and nieces Megan Hodge Begnoche and Diana Margaret Denio, and nephews Andrew Tierney Rezendes and David Peter Denio, and devoted step family. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The American Cancer Society. 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, R.I. 02886. A memorial service was held on October 10th at 11 a.m. at Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Avenue, Providence, R.I.

Peter Kane Goldin

Peter Kane Goldin

Peter Kane Goldin, 60, of Rehoboth, MA., died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home on Friday, October 2, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Peter is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Mary Ann Hodge Goldin, his son Nathan, his father Alan Goldin of Red Lodge, MT., his mother Margaret Goldin of Glenmont, N.Y., and his dog Riley. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., on February 28, 1949, Peter graduated from Barrington High School and Northeastern University and received an M.B.A. from Babson College. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Peter started his career at a young age in his father’s businesses and his experience included Nabisco Brands. He was owner and general manager of Goldin Coffee for more than 30 years, growing it into a successful regional OCS concern.

John D. Rabbitt

John D. Rabbitt, age 78, of Martin St., died at home, October 8, 2009. He was the husband of the late Mary C. (Martin) Rabbitt. Born August 30, 1931, in Rehoboth, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Adeline (Faria) Rabbitt. He is survived by his children; John D. Rabbit Jr. of Swansea, Deborah A. Carr of Warwick and Donna M. LaFleur of Swansea; 5 grandsons and one great grandson. Following John’s wishes, a private funeral service was held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence with burial following.

Susan M. (LaPierre) Travis

Susan M. (LaPierre) Travis, age 68, of Sandwich - formerly Rehoboth - died October 9, 2009 unexpectedly in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of former Massachusetts State Representative, 4th Bristol District, Hon. Philip Travis for the past 46 years. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, a daughter of the late Ovide A. and Irene B. (Gariepy) La pierre, she lived in Fall River during her youth, Rehoboth for 40 years, moving to Sandwich 18 months ago. In addition to being a homemaker, Mrs. Travis was a Medical Laboratory Technologist for over 40 years, having worked for Manet Health Centers in Quincy, Union Health Center in Fall River and the former Somerset-Swansea Medical Center. She was a graduate of Joseph Case High School, Class of 1959, attended SMU, studied medical laboratory technology at St. Anne’s Hospital and Brown University and interned at Boston City Hospital with a concentration on cancer cell analysis. She was currently a French Language Student at Cape Cod Community College. She was a Rehoboth Antiquarian -dedicated to keeping history alive, was a former Director of the Carpenter Museum and Goff Memorial Hall and later a Trustee and also held an Antique Dealers License. Dedicated to her French Heritage, she was a member of Je Me Souviens American French Genealogical Society in Pawtucket. Tenacious in all that she loved, reading was her passion; she enjoyed traveling with her husband, crossword puzzles and bird watching. Her ancestry was French Canadian and Native American and she was an honorary member of the Seakonke Wampanoag Nation. In addition, Mrs. Travis was a Den Leader for a Rehoboth Boy Scout Troop and a Brownie Troop Leader. Surviving in addition to her husband: sons: Luke P. Travis and his wife Debra J. of Plainville, MA, Matthew A. Travis and his wife Amber M. of Eugene, OR, daughter: Amy F. Pasley and her husband Richard continued on next page


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P. of Concord, MA, grandchildren: Sarah, Ian, Gillian, Rebecca, Jewel and Scarlett, sisters: Jocelyn M. Champlain, of Tiverton, RI, Valerie R. Stout and Charlotte M. Perry both of Swansea, brother: Guy Lapierre of Dodgeville, WI and many nieces and nephews. Her Funeral was held Wednesday October 14, 2009. Memorial contributions may be made to Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery Rehoboth.

sister of the late Olga Fernandes and Mary “Fernanda” Matton. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, October 24, 2009 in St. Anthony of Padua Church. She was laid to rest at Notre Dame Mausoleum. www.

Edmund C. Livingston, Jr.

Edmund C. Livingston, Jr., 77, passed away peacefully Friday October 9, 2009 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Goodwin) Livingston. Born in Seekonk, MA, he was the son of the late Edmund C. Livingston Sr. and Hazel L. (Baker) Livingston. Ed was a Traffic Manager for Princess House in North Dighton for over 20 years and was a United States Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War. Besides his wife he leaves one brother, Arthur H. Livingston. He was the brother of the late Ronald Livingston, Shirley Carlson and Marion Cudworth. A Graveside Service was held Wednesday, October 14th in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory to the Rehoboth Animal Shelter 148 Peck St. Rehoboth, Ma. 02769 would be deeply appreciated.

Ermesilda F. (Coutinho) DeBrum

Ermesilda F. (Coutinho) DeBrum, 71, of Rehoboth, passed away October 20, 2009 after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the wife of Horacio L. DeBrum, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Fernandes) Coutinho. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Brotherhood in Rehoboth. Besides her husband, Ermesilda is survived by a son, Fernando L. DeBrum of East Providence, RI; daughters, Susan Carvalho of North Providence, RI and Erma DeBrum of Shelton, CT; brother, Antonio Coutinho of Fall River; sisters, Grace Santos of Kingston, MA and Connie Abdow of Fall River; 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also mother of the late Horacio “Ray” DeBrum, Jr. and

Emily (Lloyd) Olson

Emily (Lloyd) Olson

Emily (Lloyd) Olson, 80 of Rehoboth passed away Sunday, October 25th. She was the wife of Clifford Olson. She was born in South Kingstown and was the daughter of the late Richard and Emily (Tefft) Lloyd. Emily was a packager for Princess House. Besides her husband she is survive by one daughter Debra Rezendes of Ohio and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial were private.

Kevin David Toddings

Kevin David Toddings, 33, of Park Street, Rehoboth, a loving son, brother, grandson and uncle passed unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. Born in Attleboro on June 24, 1976, Kevin was the beloved son of Charlotte R. (McGinn) Toddings of Rehoboth and Donald P. Toddings Jr. and his wife Gail of Santa Fe, NM. A lifelong resident of Rehoboth, Kevin was educated at the Vocational Training School, a collaborative in Rehoboth, Seekonk and Dighton. Kevin was also employed 12 years at McDonald’s restaurant in East Providence.

He enjoyed bowling, scouts and took tap dance classes for five years and horseback riding for 11 years. Kevin also participated in the Special Olympics the past 20 years. In addition to his beloved parents, Kevin is survived by two brothers, Brian T. Toddings and his wife Andrea of Riverside, RI and Darien P. Toddings and his wife Katie of Rehoboth; a stepbrother, Ryan D. Raines and his wife Leigh of Edgefield, SC; a paternal grandmother: Lillian (Souza) Toddings of Somerville, MA; nieces and nephews, Jadyn Toddings, Matthew Toddings, Cheyenne Terrien, Dylan Terrien and Rylee Raines; aunts; uncles and cousins. He was the beloved grandson of the late Donald Toddings and Thomas and Eileen (Benson) McGinn. A funeral service was conducted on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. Kevin was laid to rest in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Rehoboth. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Kevin in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: The Wampanoag Warriors of the RI Special Olympics, Attn: Donations, 33 College Hill Road, Bldg. 31, Warwick, RI 02886.

Seekonk Patricia F. Ulmschneider

Patricia F. Ulmschneider 95 a longtime Seekonk resident died Friday October 9, 2009 at Epoch nursing home in Providence. She was the wife of the late Fritz Ulmschneider. Born in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Fidele and Christine (Di Sandro) Incollingo. Mrs. Ulmschneider was the former owner of the Heartstone Restaurant in Seekonk. She was a former member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Seekonk. She had two sons Joseph P. Collins of Rehoboth and David P. Horne of East Greenwich, one brother Fidele Incollingo of Warren and two sisters Carol Woodruff of Honolulu Hawaii and Christine Mc Neill of West Hartford Ct. She was the mother of the late David A. Ulmschneider, Paul J. Trainor and Richard G. Collins. She was the sister of the late Larry, John (Jack), Alfred Incollingo, Margaret Griffin and Ann Sullivan. She leaves 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Her Funeral with Visitation was Friday October 16, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Mary of the Bay Church, Main St. Warren. Burial was in St. Jean Baptiste

November 2009 The Reporter Cemetery, Warren. In Lieu of flowers donations in Pat’s memory may be made to Alzeimer’s Association 245 Waterman St. Suite 306, Providence RI. 02906.

Gil P. Raposo

Gil P. Raposo, 83 of Olney Street died Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of Maria Luisa (Pereira) Raposo. He was born in Faja de Cima, Sao Miguel, Azores a son of the late Joao and Belmira Raposo. Mr. Raposo lived in Seekonk for the last 29 years previously living in Bermuda for 31 years. He worked in the maintenance department at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital before retiring. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church where he was also a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Legion of Mary. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Isaura M. Reis and her husband Joseph; two granddaughters, Nicole E. Grayston and Denise M. Reis; two great grandchildren, Cadence Suzann Grayston and Landen James Grayston; and his aunt, Isaura Luisa Pereira. He was the father of the late Suzann M. Raposo and brother of the late Maria Leticia Silva. His funeral was held on Saturday, October 17th with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 A.M. in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter St. East Providence. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI c/o Philip Hulitar Hospice Center 1085 North Main St. Prov., RI or the American Diabetes Association 222 Richmond St. Prov., RI would be deeply appreciated.

Patrick Condon

Patrick Condon, 56 passed away Friday, October 16, 2009 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of June (Hilmer) Condon. He was born in Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland a son of Mary Frances (Mullins) Condon and the late Patrick Condon. Pat worked in telecommunications at R.C.N. He was a distance runner, cyclist and enjoyed playing guitar and woodworking. Besides his wife and mother he leaves three children; Nolan, Sean and Meaghen Condon, two sisters; Catherine Faughey and Eleanor Cerny, seven brothers; William, Gerard, Eamon, Anthony, Frank, Brendan and Philip Condon. His funeral was held on Tuesday, October 20th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Ave. In lieu of flowers contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Priscilla J. (Macomber) Littlefield

Priscilla J. (Macomber) Littlefield 81, a lifelong resident of Seekonk died Sunday, October 25 at Elmhurst Extended Care Providence after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of Walter Littlefield, mother of Christina Littlefield, aunt of Bernice Rose Dangelas and the late Clifford Rose. Priscilla was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Linwood and Dorothy (McNally) Macomber. She was a former school teacher in the Attleboro Falls school district and a dedicated wife, mother, aunt and friend. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. After the Herald stopped publishing a rather difficult puzzle, she and Walter made up their own to stump each other. Priscilla cared deeply for the plight of abandoned dogs and cats. After she became housebound she painfully missed the simple pleasure of walking her dog. For the past 12 years, Priscilla tirelessly nursed her husband of 51 years through the many stages of Parkinson’s disease providing his neurologists with valuable observations and insights that greatly improved his quality of life. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Priscilla’s memory may be made to the Seekonk Animal Shelter, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771.

Formerly From

REHOBOTH John A. “Chip” Pelletier

John A. “Chip” Pelletier, 52 of Key Largo FL. formerly of Rehoboth, MA died on Friday, October 16 in Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 4, 1957 and was a 1975 graduate of D/R High School. He earned a bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from SMU in Dartmouth, and Associates Degree in Business Sciences from Fisher Junior College and an Associates Degree in Electronics technology from ITT Technology Chip worked as a title insurance processor before relocating to Key Largo. He loved Key Largo and enjoyed walking and biking and the friends he made along the way. He is survived by the father John M. Pelletier of Key Largo, his mother Estelle M. Pelletier of Attleboro, two brothers Mark and James and three sisters Cheryl, Diane and Suzanne.


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Darling’s Restaurant - Ramada Inn Darling’s Restaurant - Ramada Inn Dunkin Donuts - Seekonk Francis Farm - Clambakes Hillside Country Club by Lombardis Honey Dew Donuts Luxury Box Bar & Grille Robin Houde’s Pizza Seraphim, Tea and More The Zone Deli Tito’s Cantina Vino’s Family Cafe King’s Oak Pizza Seekonk Pizza Factory Cameron Roofing B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. Tabeleys Roofing Home & Commercial Security Fisk Contracting Town Sanitation Bay State Sewage Disposal, Inc. Croome Sanitation, Inc. Soares Sanitation Pumping, Inc. Mike’s Stump Grinding Sun Seekers Mega Tanning Salon Trinity Repertory Company A. Viera Disposal Cleanway Disposal & Recycling Waste-Tech, Inc. Big Blue Removal Service Cruise Holidays at the Stateline Advanced Tree Choate Tree Service M.D. Tree Service Precision Tree Inc. Steve’s Tree Service Lori O’Brien-Foeri Water Filter Company, Inc. Reed Outdoor Furnaces David Howard - Writing Workshop

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The Reporter November 2009

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November 2009 RR  

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