JUNE 2013 Volume 25, no. 6
Serving the Residents of Rehoboth, Seekonk and Surrounding Communities Since 1989
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Rehoboth Soccer Club To Open New Fields This Season
by Laura Calverley Soccer players and coaches in the Tidal Wave Soccer Club are very excited about the upcoming season because for the first time, they will be playing on their very own, newly built soccer fields on Brook Street in Rehoboth. Through the dedication of the organization’s coaches and staff, and the generosity of local businesses, especially Matt’s Landscaping, Lisco Irrigation and J&J Materials and Ferreira Construction, the club has three, new lush fields to play on. “The fields are the flattest, best-groomed fields around. They are going to be fantastic to play on,” said David Tidwell, Founder and President of Tidal Wave. Tidal Wave, which has about 150 players aged 7 to 19 years old, was playing at five or six different fields, from Bliss Fields and Moses Brown in Rehoboth to the Wheeler School in Seekonk. They sometimes practiced at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. “We had to play all over. That was the problem,” Tidwell said. For two or three years, Tidwell has been searching for a location for new fields for the club. Then the Brook Street location was found and work began last year. Tidwell says John Ferreira Jr. of J&J Materials helped with grading and clearing the field. The club paid for most of the construction, including planting and irrigation, but several local businesses were very supportive. continued on page 4...
Reflections On Memorial Day
Memorial Day was created as an occasion to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to insure our freedom. It is our opportunity to stop and give thanks for the many who have died protecting our way of life. I have always been thankful to have been born and raised in this country, the greatest country, especially as a female. There is no other country that would have given me all the opportunities and freedoms that I enjoy so much today. I will always have a deep sense of gratitude to all the men and woman who have died protecting our freedom, our way of life, you are true hero’s to all of us. Please take some time today to remember those families who will have an empty seat at their table and the men and woman who used to occupy them. I’m not sure who said this, but thought this quote was appropriate for today: The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. Thank you all very much for your service. Selectman Sue Pimental
Selectman Sue Pimental with Rehoboth veteran and Bronze Star recipient, Russ Spooner.
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Continued from the Cover... Rehoboth Soccer Club To Open New Fields This Season
by Laura Calverley “Matt from Matt’s Landscaping and the other guys were really Tidal Wave now has eight teams. Players come from cities and good to us. We want to thank them. We really appreciate it,” towns throughout the area including Rehoboth, Dighton, Swansea, Tidwell said. Somerset and Fall River. They play in MAPLE (Massachusetts Seeding on the field was done last September; and this spring Premier League) and NER (Northeast Regional League). NER was the first growing season. has games that take place from Maine to Long Island. Tidal Wave “The job done on the fields was just perfect. They’re beautiful,” also offers a Players Academy and Elite Soccer School to teach Tidwell said. younger kids how to become better players. The club is planning to play on the fields for the first time this Tidal Wave has been involved in international youth soccer as fall. They are also offering a week-long summer camp, run by well. The club has sent players to the Dana Cup Tournament in Challenger Sports, July 22 through July 26, for Tidal Wave players Denmark on three occasions. The Dana Cup is one of the largest and any other interested players from the area. Visit www.chalyouth soccer tournaments in the world. More than 800 teams from lengersports.com for more information and to register. around the globe participate every year. The Tidal Wave Club was started in 2002 by David and Tom But for Tidal Wave players, this upcoming season will be Tidwell who wanted to form a soccer team for their daughters. remembered as the season that they christened their brand new Tidwell previously served as Vice President of the Rehoboth Youth fields and experienced what it is like to play on a new field for the Soccer Club and President of the Dighton-Rehoboth Youth Soccer first time. Travel Program. “It will be a source of pride to play on fields that are well-built They started with one team and the players came primarily and well-maintained. It’s going to mean a lot to these athletes,” from Rehoboth, Swansea and Somerset. The organization was Tidwell said. dedicated to helping players improve their skills and technique in The Tidal Wave club is holding tryouts from June 10 through a creative, encouraging atmosphere. June 25. All the tryouts will be held at the new field complex at 32 “We started it for kids who really want to take their game to the Brook Street in Rehoboth. Visit the website at www.tidalwavesc. next level,” Tidwell said. com for more information and the schedule for tryouts. Thirteen of the 18 players on that first team went on to play Tidal Wave will be holding a grand opening for the new fields college soccer. The club has a strong record of success and a high in late summer or early fall, but the date has not yet been set. percentage of players continue to play in college. “I think Tidal Wave is the only club team that has sent teams to the Regional Championships. We have two strong teams going this year from southeastern Massachusetts,” said Tidwell.
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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley
Town Meeting Approves $21.4 Million Budget for FY 2014
At town meeting on May 12, voters approved a $21.4 million town budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The school department requested an additional $433,000, but voters rejected the amendment. Other articles approved included: $159,622 in budget adjustments and $65,333 to cover the snow removal deficit for the current 2013 fiscal year; approx. $210,000 to fund the 2014 capital budget which includes protective clothing, radios and pagers for the Fire Department, two vehicles for the Police Department and a roadside mower for Highway. Also approved were several bylaw changes, including changing the number of finance committee members from seven to five members and allowing medical marijuana facilities to be located only within an Industrial District. The bylaw changes have to go to the Attorney General’s office for approval. The town also approved a new Capital Stabilization Fund to pay for capital improvements, allocating approx. $1 million for the fund. The town is preparing a multi-year capital improvement plan based on results of a study of the town’s buildings and other assets. Town meeting will have to vote before the capital stabilization funds can be allocated.
D-R School Committee Could Not Reach Agreement on Superintendent
On May 29, the D-R Regional School Committee interviewed three finalists for the position of Superintendent, but could not come to a consensus. The finalists were: Somerset-Berkley Superintendent Richard Medeiros, New Bedford Assistant Superintendent Anthony Azar and Old Rochester Regional Assistant Superintendent Elise Frangos. The committee held interviews with each finalist and then voted. Seven votes were needed and no candidate received more than five votes. Voting took place a few times. Since a new superintendent was not named, the district now plans to advertise for an interim superintendent to begin on July 1. Interim Superintendent Jennifer Elineema, who worked for the district for about five years, is leaving her position on June 30. The superintendent position will be re-advertised in the fall.
D-R Schools May Cut $430,000
The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District may have to cut $430,000 from its proposed budget for the next school year. Voters at town meeting in May approved the minimum contribution for schools. The district had requested $434,000 more than the minimum in its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014. An amendment to increase the budget by that amount was suggested at town meeting, but it did not pass. The possible cuts could include proposals to increase hours for the band teacher and a secretary at Beckwith Middle School and proposed increases to the school adjustment counselor and custodial staff at Palmer River Elementary School. The school department has not yet officially recommended specific cuts. The school committee will be discussing the budget over the next few weeks as it awaits information from the state on local aid.
Public Hearing to be Held on Wheeler Street Bridge
Town to Auction Former Junkyard & Former State Police Barracks
Selectmen voted to auction off the former J. Sylvia Trucking Company at 295 Winthrop Street which has been abandoned for several years. The owners failed to pay back taxes and the town now owns the property. The board also approved auctioning property at 366 Winthrop Street, the site of the old state police barracks. continued on next page...
Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society....................35 Births....................................87 Business Directory.....................93 Classifieds..............................91 Club Announcements.................30
Selectmen are considering not rebuilding the Wheeler Street Bridge, which was destroyed by floodwaters during a storm in March 2010. Selectmen want to get feedback from residents on the issue and will be holding a public meeting sometime in June. At press time, the meeting was not yet scheduled. The cost to repair the bridge is estimated at $600,000 and the town would be required to pay 20 percent of that, plus engineering costs of more than $200,000. The town received approval on the bridge’s reconstruction from Mass. Department of Transportation in December. The plan calls for upgrading the current 12-foot metal culvert to a larger, three-sided cement culvert. The project, if it goes forward, will take about two years.
Selectmen Agree To Respond Only to Signed Letters
Selectmen voted to adopt a letter policy in which they will only respond to, or take action on, letters from residents if the letters are signed. Selectmen Chairwoman Sue Pimental said that anonymous letters would still be included in the selectmens’ packet, but they will not be acted on by the board.
Events and Activities..................38 Heard at Country Kitchen...........28 How You can Help......................65 Letters to the Editor......................7 Library......................................53 My Two Cents.............................21 Obituaries................................86 People in the News..................44 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......84 Rehoboth Ramblings..................12 Rehoboth Rescue Squad.........18 Rehoboth Town News.................14 Scouts..................................70 Seekonk Human Services..........82 Seekonk Town News.................23 Sports Update............................72 Summer Fun Guide...................76 Then and Now............................37 Weddings & Engagements.........87 Who’s Who................................65
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Selectmen approved a request for proposal for the former Anawan School at 53 Bay State Road. At the May 2012 town meeting, voters authorized the town to explore the feasibility of converting the building into affordable housing for seniors and veterans. The town is now seeking to sign a long-term lease with a developer. Rehoboth is working with Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) on the project. It is expected to include 20-40 apartments for eligible seniors and veterans. A site walk-through is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 6. Proposals are due on June 27.
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To honor the Veterans that have passed, Troop 13 traveled to the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Rehoboth after the Memorial Day Parade and ceremony. They divided into groups and each took a section of the cemetery. Then they replaced the old flags with new flags on the veteran’s graves. It’s amazing how beautiful it looks with new, clean, crisp flags waving in the wind. It was an honor to do this for our veterans!
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PEG Cable TV REHOBOTH RESIDENTS; Seekonk has undergone a rebirth of its PEG Cable TV into TV9. You’ll find the story in the May issue of Rehoboth Reporter in the Seekonk Scene section, P. 23, by journalist Laura Calverley. Seekonk found and put in a professional TV Production Manager with good management skills, Jeff Fountain. He has focused on the P channel in PEG cable TV. The Public Access channel (Seekonk’s channel 9) provides Comcast subscribers with the satisfaction that comes with being yourself on TV , seeing your neighbor in a good light on TV, exhibiting your own video “movie” or slide show to your neighbors and doing so with the knowledge that you are not creating divisiveness in your Town. Public access includes use of the studio by qualified individuals. I personally have about 100 hours of video “movies”, including a documentary about Parker Dupouy, a Seekonk and Rehoboth resident who flew with the AVG American Volunteer Group in China on Dec. 7 1941 (I didn’t use the studio). I know many others who have or could have video shows too. Talk shows such as those produced by Jeff Fountain provide entertainment, household and garden tips, sports, local history, travel, medical, and even legal advice. If the Public Access programs of Channel 9 are kept rigor-
ously separate from the government programs, it is feasible to seek paying sponsors (Sponsorship, not advertisement). The Federal cable act of 1984 and subsequent revisions of 1992, 1996 and 2008 primarily addressed Cable TV, but did include provisions for local PEG channels. In these acts Congress indicated that Public Access and Education should be the primary purpose of PEG but monitoring government was allowed with certain political restraints. Thanks to Norman Spring and my redo of some items, the TV studio (in the old, Old-Anawan School) , could host some Public Access studio productions and help a few “outsiders” with their productions today(or very quickly) in spite of being severely space limited. I located an outstanding consulting engineer, Michael Ridinger, and together we utilized older DVD equipment, designed, purchased and built a two channel system plus a third zone of announcements. It was based on both large computer memory and large-quantity DVD storage (500 discs on tap). Before I left in October 9009, this system was operating 7days at 24 hours/day on Public Access but without the Comcast connection to you, as well as full time on Rehoboth government events. Fred Hallal had the Rehoboth Continued on next page...
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The current condition of the soccer field. “The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee has recently decided to find a different location on the high school property for the soccer fields due to problems with the field that they have been working on. The committee voted to have a survey done of all the property around the high school in hopes of finding a better location. More than $150,000 has been spent on preparing the soccer field, but many delays and obstacles have been encountered including too many rocks on the property”. After seeing the above article posted recently in the Rehoboth Reporter I am compelled to comment. As a former School Committee member, I spent an enormous amount of time and effort to shed light on the fact that the field this committee was hell-bent on making into a soccer field was unsuitable for that application. As a matter of fact, it was also deemed by a private engineer to be unsuitable for the septic system leeching field which was installed in this location as well. I was outvoted and criticized each time I objected to their insistence on moving forward with this illfated agenda. These defeats were not taken personally because I knew the time would come when it would be proven that my findings were correct. Now, I am not one who likes to say “I told you so” because there is no satisfaction to be gained in it. This was a very costly error for the town and I feel partially responsible for not being more insistent in my objections. I briefly served on the soccer field subcommittee which set out to do a feasibility study of the proposed location and stay within the allocated budget for the project which was $165,000 at the time. The purpose for my part was to determine if it would be suitable for establishing turf durable enough to withstand the type of foot traf-
June 2013 The Reporter fic which is inherent to that of a soccer field. The project went out to bid and there were proposals brought forth by at least two companies as I recall. The first representative gave a lengthy explanation of how his company would be able to fulfill the school district’s ‘dream’ of creating a soccer field in the proposed location and would be able to keep it within the allocated budget. The second representative’s interview was the complete opposite. This gentleman’s company had a resume of prior sports complexes they had built all over the country. He was extremely qualified to give expert advice and offered a concise and intelligent explanation of what constitutes the ideal topography which would promote long term growth of turf for this purpose. He explained there needed to be defined layering of various ‘media’ going down at least 2 feet beginning with beds of gravel, a layer of coarse sand, then top dressed with screened loam. In addition, he stated that without proper drainage, an irrigation system and a course of scheduled maintenance it would not be successful. I asked him if he had done a site walk at proposed location. He said that he had. I then asked him, “Based on your years of experience, do you believe that it’s possible to establish adequate turf on this field?” To his credit he answered, “Absolutely not.” He went on to explain that the entire field was ‘hardpan’, compacted material that was Continued on next page...
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very rocky and had absolutely no way to absorb water or sustain turf growth. No matter how much loam would be put on top the underlying earth could not drain. Also, to illustrate how unrealistic some members of this committee were, they were talking about installing lighting, bleachers, and a chain link fence completely around the entire perimeter in addition to the renovation the field needed – all for $165,000. Prior to the meeting I had contacted the Lincoln School to inquire what the cost was to build their field on Rt. 44 at Danforth Street. They spent $1.2M on the field alone; no lighting, no bleachers, no fencing. Shortly after the interviews the committee took a vote to award the contract to the first company, the one that said what they wanted to hear rather than heeding the advice of the second contractor. I was the only one to vote ‘Nay’, as was usually the case with respect to this project. That was the last fields subcommittee meeting I attended. It was pointless to waste my time fighting this lost cause and I wanted no part of the end result. History sure does repeat itself! This is at least the third time the D-R School Committee is seeking to spend tax dollars on a field at the high school. The first time was during the high school renovation project back in 2002. They somehow rolled funds allocated for building renovations into creating a soccer field in the same location described above. An irrigation system was installed but was destroyed during the septic system installation. After over $200K spent all totaled on this ‘field of dreams’, it failed. Then, it failed again and now they’re doing it AGAIN all to save money in transportation costs to the Bliss Soccer Complex in North Rehoboth?! For THAT kind of money they could have sent the entire soccer team to Spain each year to get first hand coaching from pro athletes! And what made it even more frustrating was that during the regular school committee meetings at that time there were subsequent discussions about having to make cuts in critical educational and after school programs to balance the budget. Apparently, priorities are not always priority in this district. It was blatant mismanagement of tax dollars such as this that prompted me to run for school committee back in 2008. In retrospect I feel a sense of pride that I did my best to serve this community to the best of my ability. I helped to thwart the school committee’s effort pushing for an override to Prop 2 ½, which proved to be unnecessary, and introduced the zero based budgeting
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Rehoboth Businesses Support Carpenter Museum
We at the Carpenter Museum want to recognize the Rehoboth businesses who have been helping us this year with our events. Oakdale Farms, Country Thyme Gift Shop and Cheeky Hound dog grooming provided bags for our Family Day activities on June 2. The Rehoboth Grapevine gave us a good deal on beer for our “A Pint, A Pizza-Pie and A Play” event in April and Rehoboth House of Pizza provided great discounts on pizza. RHOP also placed flyers on their pizza boxes publicizing both events. And finally, thank you, Rehoboth Reporter, for publicizing our events all year long. Our theme this year, “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth,” highlights the history of local businesses. We are pleased to see that area businesses are willing to support us! Barbara Spencer, Director Carpenter Museum
Government Programs on Rehoboth PEG TV and Old-Anawan School
Live and frequent playback of Government meetings usually creates an unfair situation for political candidates. The incumbent is automatically on all the time and the PEG cable TV operator cannot provide the candidate with any time much less equal time. Both these events (fairness-equality and political candidates) are addressed in the cable acts of 1984, 1992 and 1996 as a dichotomy without a solution. You the viewer are supposed to watch these things happen (or not happen) without getting upset about it. I think this hammering of unfairness created the divisiveness of Wevs.-Them that we experienced in 2004 through2012. I was (maybe I still am) a member of the Central Mass. Cable Media Committee (CMCMC) and visited many other PEG cable stations. Most of these stations have downplayed Government by putting live and replay government media on high numbered channels and limiting the number of replays. A few have stayed under direct Town management mostly with results that are not good! Today, I think it would make sense to put on the live broadcasts onto cable channel 98, plus maybe one replay, and then direct all citizens, not just cable subscribers, to the internet site for replay on demand. As the former Treasurer and Chief Engineer until Oct.2009 of the former Rehoboth Repac TV, I can tell you that there were enough funds from Comcast to pay camera people at town meetings and Repac could have supported a professional TV person as general manager. However, there would not have been enough funds to undertake an ambitious building project which Repac desperately needed. Old-Anawan school would be ideally suited for a Rehoboth cable TV station. I once did an engineering cost survey of the OldAnawan School building ($1.3M in 2002) and can easily see two studios in the back building, one upstairs open for general production use and one downstairs equipped on a permanent basis with tables, chairs and electronics for meetings. Even the “hump” in the middle of the building would be tolerable with the system replay electronics in one of the former classrooms, and offices in the other upstairs classroom. Yes, there would have to be a good, expensive elevator. Furthermore, that portion of old, Old-Anawan School, presently occupied by Rehoboth TV, is urgently needed for the storage of the Building Inspector’s records. Paid sponsorship of TV shows could make a huge difference in all this so I take you back to the importance of Public Access shows. James H. (Jim) Johnston
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This rousing and energetic song from “Carousel” always comes to mind this time of year, as I suppose it does for all of us old enough to appreciate the great classic musicals. What an improvement May and June are over January and February (or March and April, for that matter). Hard to believe it’s the same world out there. The bright new green leaves look almost good enough to eat, and indeed they are good enough to eat if you are one of the millions of caterpillars out there turning our yards into salad bars. Wish they would only eat poison ivy, which is certainly busting out in profusion too. I also wish I could find a naturalist who could tell me what kind of tree frog we have that is making such a racket. The critters sound more like they should be in a rain forest rather than a Yankee swamp. But it’s nice to hear the cheerful croaking of frogs again. Summer in New England is a special time, even with its drawbacks of caterpillars and mosquitoes. The season is so short that it sometimes seems that six month’s worth of activities are crammed into three. June is especially packed with things to do. There are weddings, graduations, reunions and other celebrations, but also a nice variety of home and garden tours are getting under way. Here are a few upcoming events that especially appeal to me and maybe they will to you too. First up, on the weekend of June 7-9 is the annual Festival of Historic Houses sponsored by the Providence Preservation Society (ppsri.org). Now is your chance to snoop inside those houses you’ve always admired. Saturday’s tour (10 to 5) begins at the venerable Christian Science Church on Prospect Street and continues with other historic homes on Prospect Street. Sunday’s tour will be from 11 to 5 at the Monohasset Mill developments in the Valley district. Newport is offering a Spring Secret Garden tour on June 14-16. These are self-guided walking tours of gardens at private homes in Newport. There is another series of tours on Sept. 6-8 too. All the proceeds from these garden tours go to art, music and dance programs in the Rhode Island public schools (secretgardentours. org). The annual Newport Flower Show (sponsored by the Newport Preservation Society) will be June 21-23 at various Newport mansions. The theme this year is Jade: Eastern Obsessions. Even if you don’t go to the flower show, June is a good time to visit the mansions in Newport before the summer crowds arrive in July and August. If you like Celtic music, you will enjoy the 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Festival sponsored by the Blackstone River Theatre. The outdoor festival will be held at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, RI, on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rain date is June 23. The festival will feature such favorite performers as Aoife Clancy, Robbie O’Connell, Paddy Keenan, Atwater-Donnelly, and of course Pendragon, among others. The BRT’s website is riverfolk.org. The day will conclude with all the musicians playing in an evening session at the theater at 549 Broad St. in Cumberland. My favorite things to do “down south” (i.e. Bristol and Portsmouth, RI) include visiting the Blithewold Estate or going to a Saturday polo game. Did you know that
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A Special Town Meeting and the Annual Town Meeting commenced on Monday, May 13th, at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School convening at 7:00 p.m. with 156 registered voters in attendance. Article 2 was unanimously accepted for a balanced FY 2014 budget. Several By Law amendments were unanKathleen J. Conti imously approved including the following: Town Clerk Article 9, which amends our General ByLaws, was approved reducing the number of Finance Committee members from seven to five. Article 10 amends our General By-Laws changing the date for Department Heads, Town Officers and Committee Chairmen to submit their proposed annual appropriations to the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee on March 15th each year. Article 12 amends our Zoning By-Laws which allows for the siting of a Medical Marijuana Facility to be located only within an Industrial District (a section of Route 6). Article 13 amends our Zoning Map by moving parcels known as Assessors Plat1, Lots 3, 4 and 4C to the Business District. All General and Zoning By Law Amendments are subject to the approval of the Attorney General’s Office. Private Ways Abbey Lane, Harvest Road, Jameson Drive and Talbot Drive were unanimously accepted as public roads. Also Trim Street was accepted as a Town Public Way.
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A Special State Election for Senator in Congress is scheduled for June 25th and all three precincts will be open. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m. Voter Registration to be eligible to vote at the Special State Election will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office.
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Acknowledgement cards to non respondents of our Annual Town Census have been mailed. If you have not responded to the census this will change your voter status to inactive unless you return the card with confirmation that you still live in the Town of Rehoboth. Individuals that are on the Inactive list (those that do not return our acknowledgement card and that have not answered our annual town census) would have to provide proof of continuous residency before being allowed to vote in any Rehoboth state or town election or/or town meeting. We still have 269 households that have not responded to our town census. Non Respondents are Precinct I - 67, Precinct II – 124 and Precinct III – 78.
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As many of you may already know, I will be retiring from my position as Town Clerk effective June 21st. It is a bittersweet decision ~ I will miss the diversity and excitement of the Clerk’s Office but I also welcome the opportunity to spend more time with my beautiful granddaughters. This is without a doubt the most interesting and satisfying position I have ever held encompassing my fifty year work history. During my tenure, the Clerk’s office has had some tumultuous years but more often than not my experiences have been interesting and rewarding making it a real pleasure to serve the town residents. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the residents of Rehoboth for the support I have received during my eleven years as Town Clerk. I truly appreciate the friendship, respect and support that have been so openly and generously offered to me. I also want to say I will miss my co-workers and friends at the Town Hall. Thank you for the collaboration and friendship I’ve experienced for fifteen years working at the Town Hall. The town employees and the elected and appointed officials that I have worked with and forged friendships with over the years make Rehoboth the great community it is. You are all great! Another shout of gratitude is given to Neal Harrington for all of his help with setting up election equipment over the years for all of our elections, Bill Saunders for his help with getting the warrants to the post office for each town meeting, the Board of Registrars for all of the great work on each year’s census and voter registrations, the election inspectors, wardens, clerks and constables for your loyalty and all of the hard work over the years. You’ve all been a real pleasure to work with and I thank you all. continued on next page...
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Point of Order - Bill Cute – what can I say! I will most especially miss working with Bill at our Town Meetings. We’ve been a great team and it will be a unique experience to watch Town Meeting from the other side of the stage. Thank you Bill for always making Town Meeting such a positive and gratifying experience for me as your co-worker. I want to give a special thank you to my assistant, Lynn Shaker. Lynn and I have been through some pretty challenging times together and I truly feel that the Town of Rehoboth is very fortunate to have such a loyal and hardworking individual looking out for their interests in the Town Clerk’s Office. Lynn has been a real pleasure to work with and I hope to continue an enduring friendship with her in the future. On June 21st I will turn the reins over to Laura Schwall who has been appointed as the Interim Town Clerk until the April 7, 2014 Annual Town Election. Laura has been volunteering her time to train for the myriad duties and responsibilities involved with being the Town Clerk since Mid-March. This time of training will successfully ensure a transition that will be seamless for the benefit of Rehoboth residents and I am confident you will be pleased with the job Laura will do. In April of 2014 Laura will have the option to run for the Town Clerk’s position with more than a year’s worth of training and experience under her belt. To all of the people of Rehoboth – thank you for the years of support and friendship you’ve given to me during my eleven years as Town Clerk. I will miss you.
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from William Saunders- Veterans’ Agent Valor Act applications are still coming in. Over a dozen veterans have signed up to perform work for the Town and get tax abatement off the 2014 taxes. If interested please pick up an application at the Town Hall or the Council on Aging. Veterans looking to save money on medical cost should inquire about the VA Medical System. Thinking of filing a claim with the Veterans Administration? The Veterans Service Officer can help. (508 252 4467, x122) Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – Noon. Appointments are available at almost any other time. Lt. Col. William C. Saunders, U. S. Army, (Retired)
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Gary A. Kloss, Chief of Rescue Rehoboth – At the 13th Annual Citizens’ Recognition Awards Banquet held by the Rehoboth Lion’s Club, Gary A. Kloss, Chief of Rescue, was presented with the Randall P. Silveira Public Safety Award along with citations from both the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives. One of the many unsung heroes whose volunteerism has had a positive and profound impact on the Town of Rehoboth, Gary has served with quite pride, which is why it may come as a surprise to many that he has enjoyed a career in public safety that has spanned over forty years. Here is what Lorraine Botts shared with the audience upon presenting the award: “Chief of Rescue, Gary A. Kloss, Sr., began his career in public safety by becoming a volunteer firefighter as a teenager at home in New Jersey many years ago. After studying at Brookdale College in Lincroft, NJ, Gary was accepted into the Seagert State Police Academy of Seagert, NJ. The training was intensive and difficult, but he persevered and graduated honorably. Gary spent the next decade serving on police departments in New Jersey and Florida, and held the ranks of Road Supervisor, Sargent, and Lieutenant. He was also awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Service. Sadly, Gary was injured in the line of duty, and this halted his career in law enforcement. Fast forward a few years and Gary moved with his family to Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Almost immediately, he resumed his firefighter status by joining the Rehoboth Fire Department - South Company, and graduating from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Gary remained with the fire department from approximately 1979 to 2004. During this time, he also became an Emergency Medical Technician, and joined both the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee, and the Rehoboth Rescue Squad. He remained an active member of Ambulance for 19 years, and was named “EMT of the Year” in 2004. He also received an outstanding service award from the fire department. Within the Rescue Squad, on which he has served for close to 20 years, Gary was steadfast in training and response. He became an Ice Rescue Specialist, Auto Extrication Specialist, Rope Repelling Specialist, Federally licensed HAM Radio
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REMA and the Rescue Squad were proud to be involved in the annual Memorial Day Parade to salute our fallen veterans who gave the Supreme Sacrifice for us to enjoy our freedoms today. Thank you to all those who marched, and to those citizens who came to observe the parade and memorial ceremony. It is imperative that we hold dear on this day and all days the true meaning of the holiday, and never forget those who have served. As always, REMA and the Rehoboth Rescue Squad welcome new members from all walks of life. We are proud of our history of volunteer service, and continue to train rigorously in our core areas of responsibility including auto extrication, animal rescue, search and rescue, water rescue, ice rescue, public safety diving, emergency communications, emergency medical care, and disaster preparedness, response and mitigation. For more information, please visit www.rehobothrescue7.org or call 774-371-0017. Be certain to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @REMARescueSquad.
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that’s not how the money has been distributed by the school committee. In effect, Rehoboth school children have received less per student than their Dighton counterparts. We, the financial advisory committee of the finance committee, argued this several years ago and were told the school committee was applying it correctly. Now the school committee is setting up a task force to take a look at this. For so many years I had to listen to Dighton officials saying Rehoboth just needs to step up and pay their fair share. Guess what we have and then some….we have been paying more per student than Dighton. Period. Keep in mind that even if the school assessment is lower than the net minimum, the town is still required to pay the net minimum. I realize that the school committee members are “obligated” to fight for the voted assessment but there explanation for why they needed an additional 450,000 was weak to say the least. If the Chapter 70 money had been applied by the school population, my guess there would not be a need to ask for additional funding, the school assessment would have been lower than the net minimum requirement this coming fiscal year. The set up of a capital fund and the funding was approved at town meeting. There was an attempt, lame attempt, to cut the requested amount. It was very transparent that the attempt was to leave some money available to fund the school assessment. Really?? Take one time revenue and use it to fund your operating budget? How would you fund it next year when the money wouldn’t be available? Over the last several years, the town has used every dollar and has made as many cuts possible, without sacrificing public safety, to fund its operating budget. We finally have an opportunity to establish a fund to address our many capital needs in town without making deep cuts to our operating budget. Why would you try to stop that? The Rehoboth k-8 has taken deep cuts over the years because of how the school committee allocated the state funding. If the school committee applies the money based on the population, no longer will the K-8 take unnecessary cuts to the budget. This is the year to finally have a capital plan that doesn’t take a back seat to the town’s operating budget and school’s operating budget. I have said it before, the town office is a dump and the public safety building is a dump. It’s embarrassing. Both buildings have long out lived their usefulness. Our town employees deserve a working environment that is safe, efficient and comfortable and is better reflection of our town. Our current town buildings tell everyone we don’t care about our town employees. I don’t believe that is the case. Most of them are our neighbors and friends. We can do better…and we will do better. The Board of Selectman will begin discussions with various departments to plan out their respective capital needs over the next several years, including some options for a new or renovated town hall and public safety building. Rehoboth is a community that is proud and caring and that will be reflected in our town buildings.There is a lot of work to be done to make this happen. I’m up for the challenge because it’s the right thing to do and the it’s the right time to do it. I had the honor and privilege to walk in the Memorial Day parade this year. A day we reserve for remembering those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. For that, we all owe a debt of gratitude to all the service men and woman and their family. I was glad that the weather cooperated….a beautiful day. It was a great showing of support along the parade route. I’m always impressed but never surprised by the supportive, energetic crowds each year. Thanks to Bill Saunders, our Veterans Agent, who organized the event. This year is also the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Part of the ceremonies on Monday was a rededicated of the Korean War plaque. And a big shout out to the Dighton Rehoboth Band and the Middle School Band….they were all awesome! I am reminded at many of the events in town and with all the volunteers, that I live in an amazing community.
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The Special State Election to fill Senator Kerry’s seat will be held on Tuesday, June 25th, at the Seekonk High School from 7:00AM-8:00PM. The ballot will be on the Town’s web site as soon as it is printed and mailed out to us. The only thing on the ballot will be that Senate seat race. Absentee ballots will be available three weeks ahead of the election. The annual town meeting will be held on Monday, June 10th at the Seekonk High School. The meeting will start at 7:00PM. Registered Seekonk voters may vote on the articles on the agenda. This is the meeting that votes on the town and school budget for the next fiscal year. If you still have your census form, please check that, sign it and make any corrections, if needed and mail it back to us. Otherwise you will become an inactive voter on our State computer system. The Town Clerk in Rehoboth is retiring in June. I wish her well in her well-deserved retirement, but I will miss her. We have gone to conferences together and call each other on occasion with questions concerning our jobs. Both my Assistant and I wish the new Clerk in Rehoboth success in her new undertaking. With Lynn as her Assistant she is sure to do well. A reminder that if you are planning a yard sale you need to obtain a permit from the Town Clerk’s office. Permits are $5.00 a day. Save a Pet is planning their second craft fair and vendor fair for Saturday, September 14th at the Hurley Middle School on Newman Avenue. The rain date is September 21st. The event runs from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Spaces are 12 x 12 for a single $25.00 space and $40.00 for a double space. Vendors must provide their own tables, tents and tent anchors. You may contact Hilary at 774-991-3177 for information on registration.
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Seekonk, MA - Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Club Invention summer program is coming to Seekonk for 2013. Club Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content. “Based on feedback from the country’s finest school districts, Club Invention has earned a reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming. This has helped the organization grow to a national program serving over 77,000 children,” explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. “Parents tell us Club Invention improves their child’s outlook on learning and increases their child’s interest in using science to solve problems.” Mildred H. Aiken Elementary is hosting Club Invention during the week of July22, 2013 and July 26, 2013. This year’s Club Invention program is Create, which features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device. The program is being directed by Courtney Medeiros from Mildred H. Aiken Elementary School. It is limited to 56 Seekonk residents. After the generous grant and scholarship by Nordson Corporation Foundation the cost is only $110. This is a savings of over half the regular fee. 301 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA Each day children rotate through integrated modules that em(508)-336-6770 ploy creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play. To register a child for these programs please call 800.968.4332. To learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www. campinvention.org About Club Invention Since Club Invention’s inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2012, more than 77,000 children participated nationwide. The Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA ® United States Patent and Trademark Office continue to support Invent Now’s mission A Developmentally Appropriate to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in A Developmentally Appropriate children of all ages.
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The Seekonk Veterans Memorial Park Committee will be on hand at the Town Meeting on Monday, June 10, 2013 with drawings of the proposed park and answer questions from the general public. Tickets for the Steak Fry/Horseshoe Tournament on June 22nd will be available. The Steak Fry/Horseshoe Tournament will be held at the American Legion Hall, 51 Fall River Ave Seekonk, MA. Horseshoe Tournament is 3 – 5 P.M. and the Steak Fry is 5 – 7 P.M. Tickets are $18. Please be generous. Donations of all sizes are welcomed. Stop by to visit! The Town Meeting will be held at Seekonk High School at 7 P.M. For more information contact the Town Office at 508-336-1481.
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The Town of Seekonk’s Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund has funds available to assist elderly and/or disabled Seekonk residents to defray the cost of their property taxes. The fund consists totally of donations received from residents, businesses, community groups, churches, and friends. The basic eligibility requirements are that fund recipients: -must be at least 60 years of age by July 1, 2013, or disabled, -must not exceed an annual combined household income of $46,530, -must have owned and occupied the property as his/her primary domicile for at least five years prior to the July 1, 2013. Meeting the income criteria does not automatically guarantee an award. In addition to household income, other assets, as well as other household debt and expenses, will be taken into consideration. A copy of the applicant’s most recent year’s Federal Income Tax Return(s) for each member of the household is required to be submitted with the application. Applications and Application Guidelines (Definitions and Eligibility) will be available at the Seekonk Assessor’s Office, and also at Human Services, after July 1, 2013. Applications are due back in the Assessor’s Office, 100 Peck Street, no later than October 1, 2013. Final award decisions will be made by the Town of Seekonk’s Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund Committee no later than December 31, 2013. Awards will be applied to the February 1, 2014 and/or May 1, 2014 tax bill.
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It is a written document providing for the form of town government including the Legislative Branch (Town Meeting), the Executive Branch (all the officials either elected or appointed) and the policies and financial procedures necessary to operate the town.
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Under Article Six, Section 2 (I) States that the duties of the “Town Administrator shall be responsible for the negotiations of all contracts. All such contracts as may be proposed by him shall be subject to the final approval and execution by the Board of Selectmen” Proposed: “The Board of Selectmen, after conferring with the Director of Finance, will set goals for the negotiations of all contracts” Also, “A member of the Board of Selectman may be present” Why? The elected officials should play a lead role in the greatest expenses.
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Under Article Six, Section 6 Appointment Recommendations: “The Town Administrator shall recommend the appointment of … board and commission members” Proposed: The Board of Selectmen and the Town Administrator shall propose the appointment of …board and commission members Also, “The Town Administrator shall recommend the appointment of the following town officers…. Proposed: The Board of Selectmen and the Town Administrator shall recommend the appointment of the following town officers… Why? The elected officials should have the right to recommend these important positions. We do NOT have a TOWN MANAGER. If we did, this authority could rest with the position but we have a TOWN ADMINISTRATOR who should act under the authority of the ELECTED officials.
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Tigger is an 8 month old orange tabby cat who was brought into the shelter after living outside the entire winter! He was overjoyed to be here, and loves all the attention that he is getting. Since he has had to fight off many other cats when it came to hunting for food in the outdoor world, Tigger would prefer to be the only kitty in the house. He is FULL of personality and is a whole lot of fun. If you are interested in adopting Tigger or another pet from the Seekonk Animal Shelter please visit us at 100 Peck Street Seekonk MA 02771 or give us a call at 508-336-6663
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Heard at the Country Kitchen... By Jim Chandley
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The June meeting of the Rehoboth Garden Club will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Carpenter Museum. Elaine DiChiara, an Ikebana Expert and Instructor as well as a member of the Garden Club, will teach members how to create an Ikebana flower arrangement. Members should bring supplemental flowers and other plant materials that will be used in the arrangement, a container, clippers, scissors, and a plastic bag for your unused cuttings. For more information on membership or to attend as a guest, call Laura Ferlazzo at 508 252 4641 or firstname.lastname@example.org Also, the Rehoboth Garden Club is once again offering a second semester $1000.00 scholarship to a high school senior or graduate student from Rehoboth and surrounding communities. Applicants must have been accepted to an accredited college or graduate school. Applicants must major in some phase of natural science such as landscape architecture/design, agricultural sciences, forestry, environmental sciences, natural resource management, land use management, horticulture, botany, plant science, agronomy, soil and crop science or marine biology. Students may obtain applications by writing to the Rehoboth Garden Club, 117 Carpenter Street, Rehoboth Mass.02769 or calling 508-252-6337. Deadline for applications is June 30th, 2013. Completed applications should be mailed to the 117 Carpenter Street address.
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It was a busy May for us. On the second we were happy to have the Young Farmer Night group meet at our hall. They had speakers from the National Young Farmer Coalition, New England Farmer’s Union, Farm Bureau, and the RI Agricultural Partnership. It was a pleasure to hear all their ideas about farmer’s markets, organic crops and help for each other. On the 14th we celebrated our second anniversary with Scituate Grange as they celebrated their 84th year. They donated the anniversary cake which was cut with the two masters, Fay and Rita, who had joined the Norwell Grange in 1952. What a Grange journey they have had. We were well entertained by Vic Solo an Elvis impersonator. He was very lively and got the audience involved. A great night. The 18th we shared our hall with the Massachusetts All Stars, 4-H Delta Chapter for a wonderful luncheon by Millie Gedrites and her 4-H crew. Bay State Pomona # 33 were also guests. With thirty folks there it was a reminder of the “Good old days” when the hall was always full. With all the other activities available to folks some find it hard to make it to the meetings and they don’t know what they are missing. The 28th we met for a memorial service that remembered Richard Goff and Johanna Pierce. We also learned about the making of charcoal, an excerpt from a book, Reverence for Wood, read by our lecturer, Aaron. Looking forward to the June meetings. The 11th we will meet at the Chateau in Norton for a dine out night at 6 PM. On the 25th we will meet at the Grange for election of officers. Members should attend so that their wishes for who the leaders will be can be made known. That is also the date for the Senate election with polls open 7 AM to 7 PM so there is plenty of time to do both. Do enjoy this season and get your gardens planted if not done already.
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The Rehoboth Anawan Lions recently held their meeting to finalize the plans for our participation in the upcoming Memorial Day Parade. Several members will be taking part and we will have our “truck” decorated and share the day with everyone on the parade route who cheer everyone on. We also have candy that we give out along the way saying thank you for being there and for all your support you give us when we have a fund raiser event. We received thank you’s from the Citizens Scholarship Foundation for our donation and from the Veterans Memorial group, it is a worthy cause and we show our Service Men that we appreciate what they have for our town and Country. Our Mothers Day baskets were drawn at our first meeting in May. The winners were Sharon Cooke and Joyce Middleton. Congratulations to both ladies and we hope you will enjoy them. We also had our usual Marion Manor bingo and I’m sure all the bingo players looked forward to it and had if. Our last meeting was held at Hillside Country Club where we inducted three new members Mary Beth Bell was sponsored by Ellie Horton; Nora Palmer was sponsored
June 2013 The Reporter by Cheryl Tait; and Judy Durand was sponsored by Linda Ferreira. We welcome the new members and hope they are ready to work on some of our projects. Our meeting in June will be our installation of officers where Nadine Martin will become our President for the Lionistic year 2013 - 2014 congratulations. Nadine and all the officers begin on July 1st, 2013 and go through June 30, 2014. Good luck to all and we are looking forward to our 22nd year as a Lions Club. Once again Thank You for your support and remember our motto… WE SERVE and indeed we do. See you next month!
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Please join the Ten Mile River Watershed Council for our Annual Father’s Day Paddle. We will meet at Kimberly Rock Sports Complex on Ferris Avenue in East Providence on Sunday, June 16, at 10:00 AM. We will paddle on Central Pond on the East Providence/ Seekonk border and up the Ten Mile River into Slater Park in Pawtucket before turning around and heading back down river. This is an urban wilderness that is best viewed on the water. The paddle will be followed by a picnic. The cost is $5.00 for non members. Please register for this event by emailing email@example.com. For more information about the Ten Mile River Watershed Council, visit www.tenmileriver.net.
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Please join the Ten Mile River Watershed Council for our free annual Summer Solstice Hike. We will be meeting at the Seekonk Library on Newman Avenue in Seekonk on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 PM; the walk starts promptly at 6:45. From there we will be walking through Seekonk Meadows and the Charles Mararian Farm. The trail offers good views of Gameno Pond, Central Pond and some cellar holes being taken over by forest. This will
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We are a social and charitable club open to residents and non residents of Rehoboth. Our meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Our annual installation luncheon was held on May 16, 2013. A delicious plated lunch was prepared and served by Young’s Caterers and was enjoyed by all. After the luncheon, the following officers for the coming year were installed: President: Kay Mann; First Vice President: Pat O’Hern; Second Vice President: Jackie Rebello; Secretary: Anna Ribeira; Treasurer: Barbara Norris; Chaplain: Ann DeAmaral A gift of appreciation was presented to our outgoing president, Virginia Fisher. Thank you, Virginia, for your four years of dedicated service as president of our Senior Citizen’s Club UPCOMING EVENTS: June 6t: Regular meeting followed by bingo. June 20th: Strawberry Festival starting at 12:00 noon. Cost is $5.00. You must sign up and pay in advance. July 25th (Rain date July 26th): End of year outing at Five Bridge Farm at 12:00 noon.Cost is $10.00. You must sign up and pay in advance. Our one fund raiser of the year, the Bazaar, will be held on October 19, 2013. We invite everyone to support our club by attending the bazaar. We are always happy to welcome new members to our club… Rehoboth residents and non residents are welcome. Dues are due on or before the first meeting in May. If you would like to become a member, please fill out and submit the following application. Membership Application…Must be 60 Years of Age Name_________________________________________________ Address_______________________ Phone Number______________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Dues are $4.00 a year for residents.…. $8.00 a year for non residents. Amount Enclosed $_____________ payable to Rehoboth Senior Citizen’s Club, 55 Bay State Rd. Rehoboth, MA 02769-2317 continued on next page...
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The Carpenter Museum... We’re Open for Business!
Summer hours begin the week of June 17 and continue through August. The Carpenter Museum will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm and Sundays 2-4pm (except holidays). Stop by and visit!
More than 130 Local Students Visited us in May
Our education program began this year with a visit by D-R teacher Mr. DeMello and his history class. Rebecca Smith demonstrated cooking in the colonial kitchen, and John Evans gave them a tour of our 18th century barn. Two days later, we welcomed the first of six third grade classes from Palmer River who visited us over the following two weeks. They learned all sorts of things about living during colonial times, including cooking, farming, weaving, gardening and games. Thanks to all the volunteers, especially Rebecca Smith, who organizes the program.
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“It’s Your Business, Rehoboth” Vincent Family Worked, Played Together
What do a general store, dance hall, barber shop, gas station, and shoe factory have in common? Answer: they were all successful businesses run by the Vincent family in Rehoboth in the first half of the 20th century. Rita Vincent Hunter spoke about the Vincent family in an interview at the Carpenter Museum in May. Rita was interviewed by Emma Kearns, a junior at DightonRehoboth High School, as part of the ongoing oral history project at the museum called “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth.” Rita has always lived in Rehoboth. “I was born about three minutes away from where I now live on Brook Street,” she said. She attended Pleasant Street School and the old Anawan School, and then went to Case in Swansea. Rita is the daughter of Edgar Vincent and Doris Horton Vincent. Her father Edgar was one of 12 children of Joseph and Melvina Vincent, who were originally from Canada and then moved to Hudson, MA, before coming to Rehoboth in 1908. The family bought a farm complex in South Rehoboth at the corner of Brook and Plain Streets. Rita said that the family bought so much land along Moulton Street that people called it Vincentville. She recalled that her grandfather had won a lottery at one point and used the money to buy the land. Four of Joseph Vincent’s sons were musicians, who turned the top floor of their old barn into a dance hall about 100 years ago. In the years leading up to World War I, this dance hall was the place to go on Saturday nights, attracting people from as far away as Taunton, Pawtucket and Fall River. Also popular was Mrs. Vincent’s homemade ice cream and root beer. Around 1920, after the dance hall had closed, the Vincent family opened a shoe factory on their property. The shoe factory was very successful, too, turning out men’s and boys’ work shoes. The only trouble was, Rita said, that the shoes were so well made that they never wore out. All the Vincent brothers, one sister and one niece worked at the shoe factory at one time or another, though Rita noted that her uncle Bill became a pharmacist in Fall River and her uncle John went to work for the post office. Rita says that her father Edgar worked for the WPA during the 1930s, too. John (Uncle Jack) Vincent was also an excellent piano player and though the Vincents no longer had a dance hall, they did offer musical evenings for family and friends at their home on Friday evenings back in the ’30s and ’40s. These were very popular, and so was the dessert Aunt Evalina always prepared, never knowing how many people were going to show up. Around that time the Vincent businesses included a small gas station out front and a one-chair barbershop inside where one of the brothers who was a barber would cut hair. The shoe factory closed a few years before World War II, due to competition from cheap imports, and the brothers went to work elsewhere.
Rita has held a number of jobs over her long life and is especially well-known as a seamstress. She recalls that she hung out a sign to advertise her dressmaking business, but soon had so many customers that she had to take the sign down. She said she’s made everything from bathing suits to wedding gowns, and indeed has sewn dresses for brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride. She adds that her own mother greatly enjoyed making costumes and often won prizes at costume parties. “She was a nice looking lady,” Rita recalled. Rita and her husband Clifford have seven children: Wayne, Gerald, Marjorie, Paula, John, Susan, and Randall. There are now a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rita’s late sister Jeannette Vincent was a registered nurse. Jeannette also collected a lot of information about the Vincent family and old Rehoboth in general. Rita shared with us old black and white photos of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins from long ago, along with a photo of the Vincent family enjoying one of their Friday evening musical get-togethers. Although she never worked at the Vincent Shoe Factory, Rita says she enjoyed stopping by to visit and to talk with her aunt who was working there. “I always loved the smell of leather,” she said. “I can still picture my father with a shoe last in his hand and tacks in his mouth at work at the factory.”
Rita Vincent Hunter (left) was interviewed in May by D-R junior Emma Kearns for this year’s oral history project, “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth.”
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Then... and Now Be a Rehoboth History Detective!
By Steve Mendrzychowski, Carpenter Museum Researcher
Here is the answer to May’s challenge:
The building in May’s Then and Now has quite a history. If you did your homework, you may have found that the Vincent family utilized it in a few ways. Beginning in about 1910, the building was used as Vincent’s Grocery Store, Vincent’s Dance Hall and A. L. Vincent Shoe Factory. Joseph Vincent opened the grocery store circa 1910. Somewhere between 1910 and 1920 the dance hall was opened within the building. The dances held at Vincent’s Dance Hall were very popular. The Vincent family supplied the band which included a drum, violin, trumpet and piano. Homemade ice cream was provided by Grandma Vincent. In 1920, Joseph’s eight sons converted the establishment into a very successful shoe factory. The A. L. Vincent Shoe Company produced a very high quality, long lasting work shoe. It has been said that the shoes “never wore out.”. Unfortunately, due to foreign competition, the shoe company closed its doors in 1938. Since then, the building has been used as a family residence and the home of a couple of businesses: Rousseau and Petit Bodyworks and Manuel R. Pavao Contractor Corp. Many thanks go out to Rita Hunter for information concerning this fine establishment. Rita was the only person who contacted us and guessed correctly!
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Herbal Faire on June 8th, 2013, to benefit On Common Ground
Please join us for our first Herbal Faire which is taking place on June 8th from 10 am – 2 pm hosted by Country Gardens & Events, 339 Tremont Street, Rehoboth. This event is being done in collaboration with our venue and The Good Seed of Seekonk to benefit the work of On Common Ground, Inc. Through our grass roots movement which offers 1:1 mentoring for individuals experiencing poverty in the Attleboro area, we are seeing lives change for the better. Please visit our website for more information about the service we offer. If interested in becoming a vendor, please contact us as email@example.com or call us at (508) 226-0801.
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The Rehoboth Community Dance Sunday, June 9th
* FREE * On Sunday evening, June 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The June 9 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, contact Suzanne Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-6695656. http://www.contradancelinks.com/jammers.html.
Rehoboth Contra Dance Friday, June 14th
There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller George Marshall. Music will be performed by Rodney Miller and Ann Percival. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks.com/rehoboth.html.
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6th Annual A Ride for Tomorrow In Memory OF Mariah Burda
D a t e : S a t u r d a y, J u n e 1 5 , 2 0 1 3 ( r a i n o r s h i n e ) Motorcycle Registration: 10:00AM-12:00 (must have helmets) Place: Kevin Hurley Middle School 650 Newman Ave (Rte 152) Seekon Ma Donations $15 per person until June 1st $20 after that The ride will end at The Whiskey Republic 515 South Water St Providence RI All proceeds to benefit The Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. After the ride food, raffles, and music For More Info visit the website www.aridefortomorrow.com or our Facebook page For tickets contact: Jean Burda 508-726-5139, Tom Burda 508726-1187 ; Bruce Andrews 774-991-3042 Make donations payable to A Ride for Tomorrow If you don’t ride meet us at The Whiskey Republic at 1:30PM for lots of fun
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Please Join us in celebrating the Gift of Sobriety June 15 & 16 • 10am - 5pm Behind Dighton Town Hall 979 Somerset Ave (rte 138), Dighton, MA FREE Admission Everyone is Welcome. Please help us raise awareness to the community about the use and Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs.. • Native American Singing, Drumming, Dancing, Flute and Storytelling. MC- Roland Jerome; Head Dancers- TBA Drums- Nigumij, Medicine Bear and Sacred Spirits Singers Bring a chair or blanket and come to enjoy the day. Recovery Meeting Sat. 7pm at the Dighton Indians Council hall Native American Guest Speakers For more info. - (508)880-6887
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26th Annual Strawberry Festival Assonet, Massachusetts
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Chamber Golf Tournament At Franklin Country Club Monday, June 17th
Get ready to tee up at The United Regional Chamber of Commerce annual Chamber Golf Tournament on Monday, June 17 at Franklin Country Club, 672 East Central St., Franklin. The day of golfing, networking and fun starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $185, or $210 with a player passport, per golfer by June 3. Player registration includes lunch, green fees, cart fee, and dinner. Player passports include contests, mulligans and other extras within the tournament. Sponsors of this year’s tournament include Middlesex Savings Bank, Rockland Trust, FUN Enterprises, HUB International, Dean Bank, Putnam Investments, and Guaranteed Rate. Other sponsorships are still available. For more information or to reserve your place at the golf tournament, call The United Regional Chamber of Commerce at 508-222-0801.
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American Legion Post 311 352 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771 Horseshoe Tournament 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm Steak Fry Dinner 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm TICKETS $18.00 EACH For more information please contact: Seth Bai, Vets Agt. 508431-3136 or Don Kinniburgh 508-967-8128 or Dave Viera 508-8443657 Preserve and Honor Those Who Serve
Rehoboth Contra Dance Friday, June 28th
There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, June 28, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller Lisa Greenleaf. Music will be performed by Dave Langford and Karen Axelrod. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks.com/rehoboth.html.
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District Golf Tournament 2013
Please Join Us On June 30, 2013 AT 1:00 P.M. @ Rehoboth Country Club
Perryville Road, Rehoboth, Massachusetts Sign Up To Golf In The First Annual DightonRehoboth Regional Schools District Fundraiser To Improve Our Athletic Fields Cost For Each Golfer Is $125.00 Which Includes A Dinner Afterward, Prizes, Raffles, Silent Auction And Small Giveaways Sponsor a golf hole-$100.00 (Ad Sign at tee box + Ad in brochure) Place an advertisement only in the golf tournament brochure-$50.00
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We are looking for raffle items, auction items, prizes and monetary donations to help support this golf fundraiser to support the upkeep and maintenance of our entire district athletic fields. We are looking for support from staff, parents, students; local businesses, vendors and whomever might want to donate to the golf tournament or the athletic fields fund in general. Please indicate below what you can donate and the monetary estimate of the value of the item. We thank you in advance for your support. Donation Item Description ______________________________ ________________________ Donation Estimated Value ______________________________ ________________________
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Please consider sponsoring a hole at the First Annual DightonRehoboth Golf Tournament to support the maintenance and up keep of our athletic fields. Vendors, local businesses, and friends of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District are invited to participate in the sponsor-a-hole campaign as part of this fundraiser. You can choose to sponsor-a-hole or simply advertise as part of the brochure that will be given to every golfer that attends the event. Either option allows local businesses and vendors to advertise as well as support the local community and the athletic fields located in both Dighton and Rehoboth. You may also donate a prize for the closest to the pin (4 holes total) and the Longest Drive contest (front and back nine) by indicating below your prize donation. Prizes of value of $50.00 or more are needed for those contests. Other donations will go towards the silent auction and the raffle. We thank you in advance for participating. The deadline to sign up is June 14, 2013. Vendor Name/Local Business/Friends of DR: __________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City:__________________________________ State:__________________________________ Zip Code:__________________________________ continued on next page...
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1st Annual DR Golf Tournament to Support the Athletic Fields
The First Annual Dighton-Rehoboth Regional Schools Golf Tournament to support the maintenance, upkeep and renovation of all of our Dighton and Rehoboth school athletic fields. I encourage you to reach out to your friends, family, booster clubs, parents, students, concerned citizens, local businesses and alumni. Even if you do not play golf there are opportunities to donate prizes, money or sponsor a whole or contest. The deadline for all registration is June 14, 2013. The cost per golfer is $125.00 which includes a very nice dinner following the golf tournament. The tournament is on June 30, 2013 with a shotgun start at 1 PM. We encourage those joining us to arrive at noon in order to sign up, receive your gift bags and practice. If people want to donate prizes for our raffle, silent auction or sponsor a hole, please fill out the attached corresponding form. All the proceeds from this tournament will be deposited into a special revolving account that will be overseen by a committee consisting of coaches, admin, school committee, boosters, parents and students. I want to thank you all in advance for getting this out to those that may be interested. These funds will support all the fields in Dighton and Rehoboth. More information on this tournament can be found at DR Strikers.org
Second Annual Re-reading of the Declaration of Independence
Friends of D-R Marching Band
Pizza Night June 12th
Tired of cooking dinner night after night? Why not treat your family to delicious food from Papa Gino’s instead? Introducing... Pizza Night to Support the Friends of the Dighton-Rehoboth Marching Band. Papa Gino*s will donate 20% of the total pre-tax sales from all the guests that come in with this flyer during the fundraiser. Eat in or carry-out, it’s your choice!
Second Wednesday of each Month from 4-9PM, June 12th
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Dighton Community Church Elm Street Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. Please join us at the Dighton Community Church on Thursday evening, July 4, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. for a candlelight walk through our historic cemetery and Patrick Menges’ re-reading of the Declaration of Independence in the historic church sanctuary. The Declaration was read in this church in July of 1776, after it was first and not yet completely signed. Our newly refurbished Paul Revere Bell will be rung this year, as well. It was inoperable last year. Some folks will be participating in colonial dress. If you have colonial dress, please feel free to join us in adding to the authenticity of the event. Coffee will be served in Friendship Hall following the rereading.
Dighton Community Church 54th Annual Day Lily Show This Year’s Theme: At the Beach Sunday, July 14, 2013 ~ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Rehoboth Congregational Church Clam Boil
An “all-you-can-eat” clam boil will be held on Thursday, August 1st, at 7 p.m. at the South Seekonk Gun Club, 61 Reed St., Rehoboth, sponsored by the Missions Committee of the Rehoboth Congregational Church. Tickets at $25 each and can be purchased by calling Barbara M. at 508-252-9470, Todd I. at 508-493-1113, or from any member of the Missions Committee. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds from event will benefit the Missions Committee’s projects.
2nd Annual Seekonk Jr. Warriors Golf Fundraiser Friday, June 21, 2013 - Tee off at 4:00p.m.
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Dighton Rehoboth Reunion Notice
The Dighton Rehoboth Regional Class of 1973 is planning our 40th High School Reunion for Saturday, August 3, at Segregansett Country Club. We are still searching for classmates - Guy Battle, Karen Boostrom, Christine Brochu, Diana Chase, Kathleen Castle, Richard Castle, Alan Charron, Karen Coutinho, Lori Curry, James Dady, Carol Dufresne, Deborah J Horton, Mario Izzo, Dorothy Kurbiec, Madeline LaDuke, John Lane Jr, Robert Lingard, Charmaine Lund, Tom Martin, George Martins, Joseph McCabe Jr, Patrick McCombs, Barry Mello, Michael Mendes, Warren Miller, Brian Moynihan, Susan Oakes, Russell Paige, Patricia Pelletier, Robert Roberts, Alfred Scanlon, Kristen Smusz, Jeffrey Snow, Duane Spellman, Patricia Tetreault, Susan Trim, Robert Vincelette, and Martin Warren. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these classmates, please let us know. Contact Sue Medeiros Dobras at 774-203-5137 email firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Lagace 508 520-7007 email email@example.com.
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Vacation Bible School at the Rehoboth Congregational Church August 5th – August 9th
Join us for a fun filled week of music, laughter and adventure! Where: Rehoboth Congregational Church ; 139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA Ages: 5 to 14 Time: 9am to 12pm; This event is free and open to the public! Snacks and juice will be served! Register in person or on line @ www.rehobothucc.org Email Church School Director Peggy Gaudreau (email@example.com) or call the church office (508-252-4545) for more information.
EPHS – Class of 1956 September 15th
East Providence High School Class of 1956 are asked to reserve Sunday, September 15th, for a 57th reunion. The reunion will be on a Sunday afternoon at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI. Invitations will be mailed in May. If you have moved in the past two years, please call 508-336-8709 (Seekonk) to up-date your address.
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Anawan Junior High School Class of 1956 is planning a 57th Reunion, but we’ve been unable to locate some of our classmates. If you know where any of the following people can be reached please call 508-252-3828 or 508-222-9477. Judy Barnes, Cynthia Blow, Agnes Buckley, Margaret Cole, Frank Cestodio, Robert Kelley, Walter Oatley, Richard O’Brien, Henry Oliveira, Donald Roy
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Over sixty local piano students from the classes of Melissa Grossi and Gregory Moses have registered as candidates for membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians, sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians, of which their teachers are members. This group of young pianists will perform in the National Piano-Playing Auditions, May 30-June 2, 2013, and will strive for Hobbyist, Pledge, Local, District, State, National, and International honors. The American College of Musicians will evaluate the students’ performances based upon their presentation of baroque, classic, romantic, and modern works. Each student will perform in the presence of a professional adjudicator chosen by the National organization who will examine their repertoire. Throughout the US and abroad, over 100,000 enthusiastic piano pupils will participate in the annual National Piano-Playing Auditions which are held in over 880 music centers. Each entrant will be given a certificate, a gold, silver, or bronze embossed pin, a report card, and a year’s membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. Established in 1929 by Dr. Irl Allison, the first Auditions were held at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. The National Headquarters is maintained in Austin, Texas. Information regarding the American College of Musicians can be obtained by visiting www.PianoGuild.com. The names of the local entrants from our area are: Lyla Carvalho- Seekonk, MA; Joshua Hess- Seekonk, MA; Alexander Ho- Seekonk, MA; Jason Ho- Seekonk, MA; Michael Ho- Seekonk, MA; Ethan Hobson- Rehoboth, MA; Lucas Jaques- Rehoboth, MA; Sara L’Heureux- Seekonk, MA; Megan Langlois- Seekonk, MA; Jacob Merola- Seekonk, MA; Nicholas
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Providence, R.I. – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo recently presented the Treasury Young Leader Award to 37 students, one of which was from Rehoboth. This award recognizes high school juniors who have demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship and outstanding achievement in math, economics, and business-related classes. “The Treasury Young Leader Award honors students who not only excel at their studies but also make significant contributions in their communities,” Raimondo said. “Meeting these talented students and their families makes me proud and optimistic for the future of our state.” Ximedica, a leading medical product development & healthcare company worldwide, was selected as the host site for this award ceremony due to the company’s commitment to innovation and support of youth. As part of the ceremony held in Providence, Chairman, Chief Venture Officer & Co-Founder of Ximedica Steve Lane spoke about the importance of innovation and advancing technology. “Innovation cannot be achieved without creativity, responsibility, and a global approach. It is up to successful students carry these values out in the future,” said Lane. “We are honored that Treasurer Raimondo selected Ximedica to host this ceremony celebrating these young leaders.” Paige Monk, a junior at St. Mary Academy Bay View, is a member of the Executive Board for Student Council and attended the SLTP Leadership Conference held at Nichols College.
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East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Scholarship Winners
The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the following 2013 Scholarship recipients: Hannah Drolet from East Providence High School, Dakota J. Dolde from East Providence Career & Technical Center, Emily Petrie from Saint Mary’s Bay View Academy, Holly Shillan from Seekonk High School The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a $1,000.00 scholarship to the high school student who best exemplifies the criteria of service, leadership, and academic achievement. Each student will receive their scholarship award on May 6, 2013 at Chello’s located on 911 Warren Avenue, East Providence RI.
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On May 18th, Steven Rocha of Rehoboth, MA, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut. Steven also received his undergraduate degree from Sacred Heart University, and was a 2007 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. He is the son of Steve and Wendy Rocha of Rehoboth, MA.
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Feehan Announces Valedictorian, Evan Grandfield of Rehoboth
Bishop Feehan High School is proud to announce the students ranked in the top 2 positions as well as its Tree Dedicator, an honorary title going to the third-ranked student in the class. The Salutatorian will make her address at Senior Recognition Night on May 28, while the Tree Dedicator will address the student body outside after the Baccalaureate Mass. The Valedictorian will make his valedictory address at graduation on May 30.
Evan Grandfield is the son of Patricia and Scott Grandfield of Rehoboth, MA. “A highly accomplished young man both in and out of the classroom, Evan is a dynamic and energetic individual,” commented his guidance counselor Rhonda Laliberte. A member of the National, Science, Spanish, English, Math, and History Honor Societies, Grandfield has consistently achieved First Honors as well as top ten status. Throughout high school, he earned numerous academic awards for his stellar academic performance which include the Harvard Book Award, the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, and the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. For the past three years, Grandfield received gold medals for earning the highest overall grade in the class of 2013 for Theology, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Named Bishop Feehan Best in Fair at Feehan’s annual Science Fair, he proceeded to earn First Place at the Massachusetts Region 3 Science Fair, and the Institute of Food Technologies Award for Outstanding Project in the Field of Food Science. Grandfield’s love of the Spanish language and self-motivation paved the way for him to enter and subsequently win the National Spanish Junior Travel Award, which included an all-expense paid trip to Mexico. Evan’s writing skills are extraordinary and he had the opportunity to represent Bishop Feehan as a school finalist in both the New England Young Writers Conference and the NCTE Writing Contest. To add to his already prestigious resume, Evan earned AP Scholar status and was named a National Merit Finalist. Grandfield is a pivotal member of the Cross Country, Winter Track, and Spring Track Teams and earned a Varsity letter for each team as well as Eastern Athletic Conference and Sun Chronicle All Star status. Evan currently serves as a Co-Captain of the Spring Track Team. In his entire high school career, Evan has broken several school track records and placed in many Division III State Track meets.
Grandfield gives generously of his time to many extra-curricular and community service endeavors. A member of Mock Trial, he has positioned himself as an expert witness, cross examiner, and closer. Elected to the Student Council as a freshman, Evan has spent four years representing his class as a Homeroom Representative and as a senior, fulfilled the office of Treasurer. In addition to those pursuits, Evan is also a contributor to the school newspaper, an active member of the group STAND, and a volunteer with the big Brother Program. Outside of school, Evan works as a museum docent, archivist, and office assistant at the Linden Place Museum. In addition, he volunteers at a local food pantry and teaches English language at a summer camp. Evan will be attending Harvard University in the fall.
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Corey Greene earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional and Technical Communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology on May 18, 2013. Corey graduated with honors as a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s Honor society. He graduated with a 3.34 cumulative G.P.A. As a member of the Rho Iota Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, Corey took part in the yearly Polar Plunge to help raise money for the Special Olympics of NY, as well as participated in many community service projects. A native of Rehoboth, MA., Corey is the son of Mrs. Pamela Macdonald of Rehoboth, MA, and Mr. Gregory Greene of Riverside, RI. Corey plans to pursue a career in communication and writing upon his relocation to North Carolina in June.
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Tyler Carden Awarded at Lions State Convention
Tyler Carden, senior at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, with his parents and grandmother after being awarded Co-Leo of the year for the state, at the Lions State Convention. Carden, who lives in Rehoboth, was President of the Leo Club at the high school and will be graduating with the Class of 2013 on June 8.
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Mount Saint Charles Academy’s Cassie Roberge of Seekonk Signs National Letter of Intent Roberge will be attending the University of Vermont for Track & Field
Woonsocket – Cassandra Roberge of Seekonk, Massachusetts and a senior at Mount Saint Charles Academy, signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT to compete for their Divison I track and field team. With her parents, Paula and Ray Roberge, as well as her coach, Paul Jacques, by her side, Roberge signed her letter at Mount. Roberge has been involved with Mount’s track and field team since she came to MSC in the 7th grade. Throughout her entire high school career, she has been a tri-sport varsity athlete. She was a captain of the indoor track team for her junior and senior years and she currently serves as co-captain of the outdoor team. “Being part of the team has Complete auto collision repair taught me sportsmanship,” Roberge said. “Our whole team has always been really Towing Foreign & Domestic close so we’ve got a track family and we’ve We handle all insurance claims carried ourselves throughout the years.” Roberge will leave MSC with 5 indoor track Free Estimates GO GREEN school records and an MVP award for the WATER BASED MA RS. # 1367 2012-2013 indoor track season. She has PAINT made All-State for both long jump and triple Serving our community for 25 years jump, and has made appearances at the 1849 Fall River Ave. (Rt 6), Seekonk, MA • 508-336-6475 New England Championships three times. Her leadership and performance were also Visit our website www.tristarautobodyma.com key components for the indoor team’s class Robert Coelho Jr. & Ernie Loiselle - Owners championship victory for the small school
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Bridgewater – More than 500 graduate students received master’s degrees and certificates of advanced graduate study at Bridgewater State University’s Eighth Graduate Commencement Convocation on May 15. Graduates from Rehoboth included: Bethany L. Lima
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Bridgewater – The 172nd Spring Commencement Convocation at Bridgewater State University saw nearly 1,200 undergraduate students cross the stage to receive their bachelor’s degrees in majors ranging from business to science and mathematics to humanities and social sciences to education and allied studies on Saturday morning, May 18. Graduates from Rehoboth include: Cailey A. Bilodeau, Nicholas R. Burns, Ryan J. Gousie, Christina M. Luongo, James J. Spellman, Nicholas E. Valcorba, Kayla M. Winter, Abbie E. Woodard, Ashley E. Young
Fitchburg State University Commencement
Fitchburg, Mass. – Fitchburg State University recently held its 117th commencement exercises, spring ceremonies, awarding more than 700 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Rehoboth: Andrew J. Martel BS Criminal Justice; Seekonk: Evan Mendes BS Industrial Technology
ST. Joseph School Of Nursing Graduates 110th Class
(North Providence, RI) The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., held graduation ceremonies for its 110th class on May 11, 2012. Graduates from our area included: Brittany K. Condon Henry (Seekonk, MA)
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Paxton, MA (May 20, 2013) Anna Maria College announces that the following student received her degree at the College’s 64th Commencement held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA. Kelly A. Hamilton-Welzel, Rehoboth, MA: Master of Public Administration.
Students Named To Dean’s List at Fitchburg State
Fitchburg, Mass. - President Robert V. Antonucci of Fitchburg State University has announced the names of area students included on the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Students from our area are: Seekonk - Evan Mendes and Rehoboth - John J. Costa
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News And Notes From Blanding Library by Leslie Patterson
Summer Kick-Off at the Blanding Library will feature popular family entertainers Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell on Wed. June 19 at 6:45 pm. They will present “Earth Rhythms: Stories and Songs for the Whole Earth”. This free program will be filled with songs and stories to keep the audience of all ages engaged and laughing. Join us for an evening of fun! No reservations are necessary. “Earth Rhythms” is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Blanding Library. Children will be able to pick up information & register for summer programs beginning the evening of June 19th before/after the program.
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Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell present “Earth Rhythms: Stories and Songs for the Whole Earth” Reptile Program in July: Coming up on Tues. July 9 at 1:30 pm will be Marla Isaac of New England Raptors and Reptiles. She will discuss natural history, biology, adaptations, and habitats, and why and how the laws and regulations protect them. Kids will get a good look at Marla’s live travel companions, including amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and crocodilians. This program is free; no reservations needed. Check the website for other upcoming children’s programs in July and August too. You can also find out about the many museum passes available for those who have a library card. Children’s and family summer programs will get underway the week of July 8, including Tot Time for children under 3, as well as Story & Craft Hours for children ages 3-K. Dates and times will be listed on the library’s website (www.blandinglibrary.net). Students, remember to visit the Blanding Library early to reserve your summer reading books! The theme for 2013 summer reading is “Dig Into Reading”; the statewide summer reading program sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners. Thank you to the Rehoboth Cultural Council for supporting programs at the Blanding Library -- Mr. Vinny’s Shadow PuppetPuppet Show, Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell, and Debra Banna (coming this summer). Thank you Friends of the Blanding Library for helping support these programs, too. The butterfly garden at Goff Hall has just been certified as an official wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The certificate reads: “This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat with food, water, cover, and places to raise their young.” Any donations to help the library with upkeep of the garden this season will be greatly appreciated. The Blanding will continue accepting used books in good condition over the summer, in preparation for the annual book sale, to be held on Columbus Day weekend this year. Donations should be brought inside the library and left during business hours only. Thank you.
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SEEKONK, MA – As requested by our participants, the Seekonk Public Library will host a session on Reverse Mortgages as part of its Dollars and Sense programs, on Thursday, June 13 at 4 pm at the library. If you are considering a reverse mortgage as a potential source of income you won’t want to miss this presentation. A representative of Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders will present in this informative program. The mission of Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders, H.O.M.E., is to conserve and protect the equity of low/mod-income elder homeowners so they can ‘age in place.’ This nationally recognized 20-year old non-profit agency will be on hand to answer your questions about the various types of reverse mortgages available and other alternatives to consider. Come to this program with your questions so you can be informed about your options. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (508) 336-8230 ext. 130 for more information or to register. For more information www.seekonkpl.org Contact: library@ seekonkpl.org Dollars & Sense is made possible by a grant from the Smart investing@your library® program. Smart investing@your library® is a partnership between the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The program supports public libraries across the country in their efforts to meet financial education needs at the local level.
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Students in Mrs. Stebbings Grade 4, held their very exciting annual mouse maze contest! However, this year they were actually hamster mazes because they used their new class hamster Cupcake for the project. Students built mazes incorporating many geometry concepts that they have learned throughout the year. Then after the timed maze runs, they organized, analyzed, and graphed the data that was collected. The next upcoming project will be our animal adaptations unit. Students will study tadpoles and frogs, hatch chicks, and experiment with crayfish before beginning their own research projects on an animal of their choice.
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Students in Mrs. Costantino’s third grade class have been having a great deal of learning fun! This class has been working hard on reports about space--planets, the Sun, comets, etc. They also had a great trip to the Carpenter Museum. They loved making pegs, gingerbread, and rope. Another favorite was learning about the herb garden.
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Summer is the season for students to become better readers! Research confirms that students who don’t read four or more ageappropriate books over the summer typically score lower or make no improvement on reading comprehension tests when they return to school. As in past years, we will be asking all of our students to complete minimal summer reading. This year we will again kick off summer reading with a school-wide book swap. Here the students will bring in several of their own books to contribute and then take home two “new to them” books of their choice. Working with our town library, we team together to offer students a variety of literacy challenges. Be on the lookout for your summer reading materials!
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We have amazingly dedicated volunteers! Throughout the year, nearly 100 parents, grandparents, aunts, and ‘friends of Palmer River’ have helped to help shape our school. We value the work of all of our volunteers. Many supported our classrooms as room parents, helped with learning activities, supported our library, dedicated countless hours to copy work, and much more. There are not words enough to express our gratitude to each and every volunteer. We invite you to join us at our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast this month on June 10th. Please come to unwind and let us celebrate you!
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A notice to all parents of children who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2013! Kindergarten Registration has begun for the 2013-2014 School Year at Palmer River Elementary School. If your child was born on or between 9/1/2007 and 8/31/2008, they are eligible to begin Kindergarten in September of 2013. If you have not yet received a registration packet in the mail, please call Palmer River School (252-5100) between 8:00 am and 2:30 pm to request one.
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The Hornbine School would like to invite all Rehoboth residents and other interested individuals to our open house held each second and fourth Sunday from 2-4 p.m. during June, July, August and September. This year, Beverly Pettine, Kilian SullivanSilva, Kim Peranzi, and our newest teacher trainee, Angie Davis, are hosting several hundred school children from neighboring towns who are visiting Hornbine School for the day. Each year the Third Grade Students from the Palmer River School enjoy a spring day at Hornbine. We will supply the Rehoboth Reporter with pictures from the Palmer River 2013 school visits in the July issue of the Reporter. This winter, Arthur Pierce donated a black board to the Hornbine School. It was used in the Oak Swamp School which closed in 1923. We have restored it and it is now preserved on the wall at the school. Thank you Mr. Pierce. We’d like to thank Ron Wittimore, Annemarie Pavao, Frances Magan Jones and Evelyn Boise for their help this year and in the past. If you’d like to donate pictures and other information about any of Rehoboth’s closed schools, please call Dave Downs at 1-508222-7326. To learn more about the Hornbine School, visit our web site at http//hornbineschool.tripod.com/index.htm or you can Google “hornbineschool”. The “Old One-Room Schoolhouse” is located at the corner of Baker and Hornbine Roads.
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Beckwith Art Night
Beckwith Middle School held our first Art Night, on Friday May 3, from 5 -6:30 p.m. Talented artists showcased their amazing artwork throughout the halls of Beckwith. To help celebrate the event, members of the school’s choral and musical ensembles filled the hallways with sounds of various musical arrangements. This event preceded the Beckwith Middle School Drama Club’s production of Annie to make it a truly magical evening. The Art Show was free to the public
It feels like spring has finally arrived. Baseball and softball seasons are underway, flowers are in bloom, and the weather has finally warmed up some. Keeping the nice, warm weather in mind, please help your child to continue to select clothing each day which is suitable to wear to school. Remind them to dress appropriately for the occasion; school is a learning environment
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Seekonk High School awards
Twenty-four Seekonk students were honored at a breakfast sponsored by the Seekonk Kiwanis for outstanding community service. These seniors dedicated 100 plus volunteer hours throughout their high school career. Congratulations to all of them: Rebecca Beauregard, Olivia Blum, Alexander Branco, Alex Charpentier, Mary Cote, Sarah Faulkner, Alan Hess, Bradford Johnson, Katelyn Johnson, Samantha Lamoureux, Alexander Lansing, Annika Lawson, Marissa Marcotte, Patrick McDole, Rowan McKenna, Brie Noelte, Frank Parella, Jacob Poirier, Casey Rowland, Rebecca Sochin, Holly Shillan, Azka Siddiqui, Erin Voyer, Kasey Webb and Jordan Young. They were presented certificates of achievement by Sra. Deanna Marinucci, the Key Club and National Honor Society Advisor. They were applauded by Superintendent Arlene Bosco and Prinicpoal Marci McGowan.
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Rehoboth Head Start ends school two weeks early due to the sequester and federal budget cuts, but not without having some fun and great learning opportunities along the way. The Children and their families all had a special field trip to Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, complete with a picnic lunch. The children ended the year with a special guest from Animal Instincts of Fall River. Mr. Bob presented various reptiles and animals to the children and their families on their last day of school. Following the presentation, the children enjoyed a picnic lunch with their families and then released the butterflies we had watch transform since they were tiny caterpillars. Each child was then presented with a certificate of attendance and a special bag of Sum-
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Fifty-Nine Bay View Academy Students Excel On National Spanish Exam
East Providence, RI – Bay View Academy students recently learned of their success on the National Spanish Examination, earning a total of 59 medals and honorable mention citations. The students totaled four gold medals, nine silver, 14 bronze and 32 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.” Students from Bay View Academy have a history of high achievement on these exams. They are taught by Spanish teachers Elisabete Teixeira (Warren, RI) in the Middle School and Maria Abregú (East Greenwich, RI), Virginia Davis (Bristol, RI), Pamela Farmer (Bristol, RI) and Vera Keller (East Providence, RI) in the Upper School. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through twelve, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. National Spanish Examination Medals were awarded to the following Bay View students from our area: Name Medal Grade City/Town State Catherine Donnelly Bronze 8 Rehoboth MA Amelia Brown Gold 8 Seekonk MA Emily Petrie Honorable Mention 12 Seekonk MA Cyanne Mitchell Silver 8 East Providence RI Vanessa Botelho Silver 8 East Providence RI Delia Sosa Silver 10 East Providence RI Ophelia Fernandes Bronze 9 East Providence RI Cassandra Harvey Honorable Mention 8 East Providence RI Diana Bianco-Riley Honorable Mention 8 East Providence RI Xinyi Wu Honorable Mention 11 East Providence RI Jamie Krause Honorable Mention 12 East Providence RI Jesse Langello Honorable Mention 8 East Providence
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Since Mother’s Day 2012, you may have noticed an unusual sight while traveling east on Route 44. There is a small gage novelty train operating at 42 Winthrop St in a village setting. Next to the train track is an office built to replicate a red train caboose. The train was built by the owner of New England Outdoor Products. The owner loves trains, and his manager loves children. They also love the high quality, wooden outdoor products featured at their location. Some of their products are made by Amish craftsmen using imported southern yellow pine. They also feature a wide variety of styles and sizes of wood sheds that can be built on the customer’s site with the exterior finish of their choice.
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Kids love visiting the New England Outdoor Products location to ride the train, play on the wooden playground and sit in the giant wooden chair and marvel at the chainsaw carvings. That allows parents to check out the wide variety of sheds, outdoor furniture, swing sets, gazebos, generator sheds, chicken coops, dog houses and dog kennels that are on display. Beside wooden products, New England Outdoor Products also offers mulch, sand, screened loam and a variety of stone for sale. A visit to New England Outdoor Products will provides a fun adventure for an entire family.
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Admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center will be free on the first Saturday of every month, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Island’s diverse habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline. Situated on the beautiful 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, visitors can enjoy beautiful nature trails. The Environmental Education Center offers a wide variety of education programs as well as outreach to schools throughout the state.
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June 9, 16, 2013 Crazy Critters Go Outside! Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Head outside this spring and investigate some crazy critters at Audubon! You never know what you might find on an Audubon wildlife refuge. June 9: Swamp Things: Ponding for Macroinvertebrates June 16: Father’s Day Creature Feature: Owl Presentation Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: Free with Admission. Ages: 3+. Register online at www.asri.org.
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Enjoy story time with your preschooler each month. The programs include the reading of a nature story with hands-on activities followed by a nature craft. See schedules below for dates, stories and locations. Adults must accompany children. Register online at www.asri.org. Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, RI June 21, 2013: The Lady and the Spider by Faith McNulty Course Number: 114333-572. Program Times are 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Program Fee: $5/ member child; $6/non-member child. Ages: 3-5.
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Come visit the children’s garden at Fisherville Brook! These hour-long programs will include stories, games and activities to help explore the garden. Children will also make a small craft to take home. Come for one day or once a month during the summer and watch how the garden transforms itself through the season. Observe the tadpoles grow in the pond and watch the flowers bloom! For children ages 2 to 5. Meet in the Barn. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Program fee per date: $8/member child, $10/non-member child; Ages: Ages 3-5. Course Number: 134333-238. Register online at www.asri.org.
June 16, July 21, August 11, 2013 Bird Banding Demonstrations Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI 9:15 – 11:15 am
Join Audubon and witness bird-banding, where experts capture, band, measure and release songbirds in order to record their movements. Birds will be gently removed from tall “mist nets” set in the shrubby habitats on the grounds of the Environmental Education Center. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds will be demonstrated before they are released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars. Programs are limited to 15 participants, so please register early. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program fee: $6/member adult, $4/member child; $8/ non-member adult, $6/non-member child. Ages: 6+. Course Number: 164333-610. Register online at www.asri.org.
June 21, 2013 Solstice Sunset Stroll Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, Rhode Island 7:00 – 8:30 pm
The summer solstice, June 21, is the longest day of the year. Celebrate by joining Audubon for a leisurely stroll at sunset down the boardwalk to Narrgansett Bay. Before the walk we’ll take a few moments and discuss crepuscular animals, those creatures that are active at dawn and dusk. All ages are welcome but note that the program is geared for ages 7 and up. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $12/non-member adult, $6/non-member child. Ages: 7+. Course Number: 164333-606. Register online at www.asri.org.
June 21, 2013 Solstice Sunset Beach Walk East Matunuck State Beach South Kingstown, RI 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Join Kimball naturalist Bob Kenney for a leisurely sunset exploration of the beach on the day of the summer solstice—the longest day of the year. The schedule provides more than an hour of daylight for walking and beach-combing before the sun goes down at 8:23 pm, and the nearly full moon will be coming up at 6:29 pm. We can’t promise that we’ll find another dead, smelly 8-foot sturgeon on the beach, but we can always hope. Meet in front of the beach pavilion. DIRECTIONS: Exit from U.S. 1 onto Succotash Road, at the signs for Snug Harbor and E. Matunuck Beach; bear right at the fork, and the beach entrance will be right in front of you. East Matunuck State Beach, 950 Succotash Road, South Kingstown, RI; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $6/non-member child; Ages: All. Course Number: 044166-85. Register online at www.asri.org.
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How low does the tide go? Venture down to the shore to learn about the tides and the creatures you can discover at low tide. This is a special day for exploring the shore with the full moon and summer solstice close together. Bring along some water shoes and wear clothes that can get wet. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $8/member adult/child pair, $4/each additional member; $10/non-member adult, $5/non-member child; Ages: All. Course Number: 164334-2001. Register online at www. asri.org.
June 29, 2013 Life Under a Log Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge Smithfield, RI 1:00 – 2:30 pm
There are few childhood experiences more pure than exploring woods and fields. Let’s romp through the forest and learn about the animals that make their homes under the logs, rocks and bark. Dress for dirt and please avoid applying any insect repellent or sunscreen on the hands as we will be seeking and touching small creatures. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $5/member child, $6/non-member child; Ages: 3+. Course Number: 114333-580. Register online At www.asri.org.
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Through September 30, 2013 Audubon Society of Rhode Island Passport to the Trails
It’s back! Travel across the state and hike Audubon wildlife refuges with the Audubon 2013 Passport to the Trails. Head out with your passport, visit Audubon wildlife refuges, and discover the varied habitats and creatures that call Rhode Island home. Along the way, you will be directed to a “hidden” stencil template at each refuge. Make a tracing of the stencil at each destination and return the completed passport to Audubon by September 30, 2013 for a reward and the opportunity to be entered into grand prize raffle. Just visit www.asri.org, the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol or Powder Mill Ledges Nature Shop in Smithfield to receive your free passport. Visit www.asri.org for program details, participating refuges, and trail maps.
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Jonathan Eddy, of Troop 1 Rehoboth, was recently recognized as a Three-Palm Eagle Scout at the Narragansett Council BSA Banquet. Under the leadership of Scoutmaster Aline Oudin, Jon attained the rank of Eagle when he was 15. Along the way, Jon committed himself to 80 hours of community service, including participating twice in the 25-mile Walk for Hunger held in Boston. A three sport athlete at DR High School, Jon was recently named one of the tri-Captains of the school’s swim team. He intends to get his lifeguard certification within the year. Jon also plays alto saxophone in the Symphonic and Marching Bands. During his Freshman and Sophomore years, Jon was chosen to participate in Project Contemporary Competitiveness, a program for gifted and talented students held at Bridgewater State and Stonehill. There, Jon developed his interests in physics, aviation science, and DNA technology. An exciting component of the aviation program was piloting a Cessna airplane for 45 minutes with his flight instructor alongside. Outside of the academic and scouting fields, Jon has also developed his skills in swing dancing, kayaking, white water rafting, parasailing, skiing, and hiking. Jon is considering attending Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and would like to spend a year studying in Europe. He is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.
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Seekonk Sports by Jim Chandley
The Warriors finished up with a 9-5 record in the regular season, good for a #10 seed in the Division III South Sectional tournament. They were able to upset Bishop Connolly in the first round and now await an extremely tough Martha’s Vineyard team, which has lost only one match all season. Two Warriors also competed in the MIAA’s individual tournament. Colby Dressler was bounced in the round of 64 by Nauset’s Reed Jenkins. His teammate Max Hagenburg lost in straight sets to Kent Leonard of Martha’s Vineyard in the round of 32, a duel that may repeat itself when the teams meet for their playoff match.
On the girls’ side, things never really got off the ground this season. Coach Mike Petrucci’s bunch finished with an 0-7 record in a season that was always expected to be an exercise in rebuilding. The team’s most talented player was declared ineligible just before the season began, and the group spent much of the spring looking to fill the void.
A 12-8 Lady Warrior team headed for the playoffs once again, as they usually do this time of year. Unfortunately for Seekonk, Carver was the better team when they met up in the first round. Seekonk had a 1-0 after one half inning, thanks to Lindsey Leclerc’s double that plated Katie Andrade, but Carver would score five runs on six hits and shut Seekonk out the rest of the day.
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The Warriors won the South Coast Conference’s regular season title this season. But they were not able to win the conference championship meet, and despite some great performances at the Division IV Eastern Sectional tournament, finished behind Weston and Newburyport in third place. Standout performances at the sectionals included: -Tyler Vincent finished 5th in the 100 meters (11.73). -Anthony Gilson took 6th in the 200 meters (24.22). -Brian Salit came in 5th in the 800 meters (2:01.07). -Isaiah Wooden finished 3rd in the 400 meter hurdles (58.84). -Andrew Feighery, Brian Salit, Tim Salit, and Matt Salit finished 3rd in the 4x800 meter relay (8:30.55). -Nate Robitaille won the shotput (53’6.75”) as well as the discus (155’4”). Wooden has been seeded for the All-State meet in the 400 meter hurdles. The 4x800 team of Feighery and the Salit brothers will join him, as will Robitaille who will throw discus and shotput.
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Warrior baseball failed to make the postseason this year with a disappointing 9-11 season. Hits were especially hard to come by, including a pair of shutouts down the stretch as they chased a playoff spot. The chase was an exciting stretch, where Seekonk needed to win their final three games, and were playing what head coach Joe Demelo called, “heart attack baseball.” Case defeated Seekonk in their final game of the season, where a win would have put the Warriors in the playoffs.
The Lady Warriors finished with a 6-4 record on the regular season. It was a young team that head coach Earl Berwick (along with his counterpart Matt McCartin on the boys’ side) pointed out
June 2013 was doing things they could never have expected. Lucy Belt turned in the best performance in the Sectionals for the Lady Warriors, a 106’3” throw at the javelin, good for 5th place. Gaining only four points as a team, Seekonk finished near the back of the pack in that sectional. No one from the Seekonk girls’ team was seeded for the All-State meet, which is a mild surprise. Still, coach Berwick has a solid core of Freshmen and Sophomores coming back next season, and they now have a full year of competition under their belts.
The Seekonk Junior Warriors are looking for players. Football season is right around the corner and there are spots available. Training camp will be here before you know it, and Seekonk’s program is more accepting than some of the other youth programs in the area. Because Seekonk is affiliated with American Youth Football, there is no need to “make weight” to play. Youngsters who are heavier than the Pop Warner program says players their age should be are able to play in American Youth Football, where eligibility is determined by grade level.
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A young group under the direction of Bill Cuthbertson was able to lock up a playoff sport fairly early in the season. The Falcons finished with a 13-7 record, somewhat better than many expected and good for the #7 seed in the Division II South Sectional. Unfortunately for Dighton-Rehoboth, it was a strong Sharon team that came to DR and beat them 6-1 in that first round. The Falcons went home and the Eagles went on to play Oliver Ames in the second round. Off to a .500 start early in the season, this was a team that was hoping for a playoff spot, but certainly not assured of one until they beat Somerset-Berkley in mid-May. But the team rode some timely hitting, generally good defense, and the positively filthy stuff of Brandon Shileikis to the postseason. He was able to put a cherry on top of DR’s regular season with a shutout of Seekonk that all but ended their rival’s playoff hopes. Shileikis, who threw a perfect game as a Sophomore, will start school at Quinnipiac University in the fall. He elected to play ball for the Bobcats over several other Division I schools, including Boston College.
The Lady Falcons made yet another trip to the postseason this year, by virtue of their 14-8 regular season mark. Coach Dave Driscoll’s team defeated the Walpole Rebels 5-1 in the first round of the playoffs, setting up a date with Bridgewater-Raynham. The Trojans hadn’t lost a game yet when they hosted DR, and the trend continued. Bridgewater-Raynham knocked off Dighton-Rehoboth 5-4, ending the season for the Lady Falcons.
On the boys’ side, Dighton-Rehoboth shocked the local tennis scene this season, but probably not the way they would have liked. After a perfect regular season, the Falcons awaited the winner of Nauset and Apponequet in the first round. Nauset, one of the last two teams to make it into the Sectional Tournament, knocked off Apponequet and then Dighton-Rehoboth and will now play Hingham in the quarterfinals. Three individual players from this team also competed in the MIAA’s individual tennis tournament. Dylan Jann was bested by Fred Clifford from Duxbury in the round of 64. Tim Guimond, who
needed to win a preliminary match, eventually lost to Chris Oulette of Dartmouth High School in the round of 32. Jeff Medeiros made it all the way to the round of 16, where he was defeated by Nick Majewski of Nauset. On the girls’ side, coach Ray Keiser’s team didn’t make the playoffs as they’d hoped. A 4-9 finish was significantly lower than the coach and his players had expected, two of their wins came over a bad Wareham team and one against hapless rival Seekonk, who they swept. But the coach pointed out in the preseason that this was the youngest team he had coached in recent memory, and that next year would be the year to watch.
Despite failing to win their conference title as they had hoped, Dighton-Rehoboth had a fine showing in the Sectional tournament. The Falcons finished in a tie for 6th in the Division III Eastern Sectional, with the win going to Pembroke. Standout performances included: -Colton Silvia’s win in the 400 meters (50.26). -A 2nd place finish in the 4x400 meter relay (3:32.92) by Ty Enos, Colton Silvia, Jacab Juncker, and Kevin Nichols. -Juncker also finished 4th in the high jump (5’10”). -Silvia managed to crack the top 10 (and the 40’ mark) in the triple jump. -Cam Card and Keith Mikkelson took the 6th and 7th spots in the javelin, with throws of 160’3” and 159’5” respectively. Silvia is placed in the All-State Meet for the 400 meters. The aforementioned relay team will also be invited to All-States where Juncker will also be asked to compete in the high jump.
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Fencing—Mission Regional Youth Circuit Tournament
DR’s 4x400 relay team - Jacab Juncker, Ty Enos, Kevin Nichols and Colton Silvia.
Hannah Philip from Rehoboth, representing the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) in E. Providence, RI, participated in a Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) fencing tournament held at Mission Fencing Center, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York, from May 3 to May 5, 2013. The Mission RYC was one in a series of regional tournaments that offer young fencers aged 14-years-old and under both challenging competition and a qualifying path to Summer Nationals, the final, most prestigious event of the American sport fencing season. This year, Summer Nationals will be held in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of June.
Dighton-Rehoboth’s Lady Falcons fell well short of a South Coast Conference title this year, but then so did everyone not named Old Rochester Regional High School. The Lady Bulldogs went on an unblemished run through the conference, including the conference championship73609 meet. Account: Ad ID: 318343 Sales Rep: 06 Date of Proof: 04 Mae Stebbings performance was the highlight of the Sectionals for DR. The Freshman Ad Start Date: 04/06/11 Ad Stop 04/27/11 Ad Size: 2 columns high Account: 73609 Ad ID: 318343 Sales Rep: 06 x 2.125” Dateof of Proof:04 0 in the sectional meet. Jordan Reed threw 87’9”73609 in her first state competition, good for 13thDate: Account: Ad ID: 318343 Sales Rep: 06 Date Proof: also had strong showings throwing discus and javelin. Tammy Lynch ran well, but finished AdStart StartDate: Date:04/06/11 04/06/11Ad AdStop StopDate: Date:04/27/11 04/27/11Ad AdSize: Size:22columns columnsxx2.125” 2.125”high high Ad further behind than expected in the 400 meters.
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Pictured left to right. Playing for the Explosion FC Premier Soccer Club Terry Gilmore and Vincent Armenio from Rehoboth and Nathan Rogers and Noah Munroe from Dighton were members of a U-13 boys team that went 5-0 and won the JSSA Memorial Day Tournament in Devens, MA playing teams from MA, NY, NH and VT. They also were undefeated for the spring season in the MA Premier Soccer League going 7-0 while playing in the purple section.
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Registration is open for the 2013 fall season! Open to all children ages 4 1/2 -16. Mail your forms in or register ONLINE at www.rysc.net by July 1st. Opening Day 9/7/13. Any questions, please contact Kathy Saleeba, President at 508-252-5460 or email email@example.com
RYBSA NEWS JUNE 2013
Our baseball/softball season is in full swing and the season is quickly be coming to a close. All Star Team information/tryouts are listed on the website. Selection will take place soon. Please check often for updates.
SUMMER SLAM Tournament Dates: Baseball 8U: July 5th - July 7th Baseball 9U: July 11th - July 14th Baseball 10U: June 27th – June 30th Baseball 11U: July 25th - July 28th Baseball 12U: July 18th – July 21st New Website
You may have noticed the new design of our website this year. We have changed design, and have made navigation of the site very easy. You will be able to access schedules, standings, and important information very easily. Check out the new design at www.rybsaonline.com. Also please “Like” us on Facebook for all of the latest happenings at RYBSA, including game cancellations and other important updates. RYBSA is sponsoring a day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Friday, June 14, 2013 McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI Game time: 7:05 P.M. vs Buffalo Bisons; General Admission Tickets: $8.00. Bring the whole family! Go to RYBSAonline.com for ticket information.
Seekonk Jr. Warriors Football and Cheerleading Registration Announcement
You will find that with the Seekonk Jr. Warriors, the safety of your child is of the utmost importance. We pride ourselves in providing a healthy and safe environment for boys and girls to develop football and cheerleading skills. The Seekonk Jr. Warriors not only provides the fundamentals of football and cheer, but also builds on teamwork skills and confidence. While striving to provide a successful and rewarding team-based atmosphere, we take pride in helping shape the future leaders of our community. We are available to answer any questions or concerns. Please visit our website for more information and for registration.
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SYS Fall Soccer 2013 Registration Now Open
Seekonk Youth Soccer is now accepting registrations for the fall 2013 soccer program. The program is for players that are 4 1/2 and older as of August 1. The program will start on September 7 and final games will be held on Nov 2. Fee is $65 per player. We have 2 positions open – Fall Recreational Director and Assistant Field Director. Please see our website for more information and volunteer. Seekonk Youth Soccer is a 100% volunteer driven organization. With out volunteers, our program would not be able to run. Thank you volunteering!! Visit our website at www.SeekonkSoccer.org and click on the Fall Recreational Soccer tab for more information or to register.
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Bristol, RI, 5/16/13 — On Saturday May 25th, The Mount Hope Year-round Farmers Market kicked off its summer season, and celebrated its move outdoors. The market will continue every Saturday, rain or shine, through October 26th, and will be set up right along Metacom Ave/Rte 136, in the South Pasture of the historic Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. The Mount Hope Market also has a number of new activities and programs this year including a Food Scraps/Compost drop-off Site, Yoga-at-the-Market, an expanded series of children’s activities at the market, the Chefs-at-the Market summer series, and ongoing demonstrations & workshops. Thanks in part to a USDA grant in partnership with Farm Fresh RI, beginning on June 8th the Mount Hope Farmers Market will be able to accept SNAP/EBT Benefits at the market in addition to the Credit/Debit Cards already accepted. WIC Famers Market Checks will also be accepted at the market. The Mount Hope Market offers Local Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Seafood, Eggs, Cheese, Coffee, Honey, Bread, Pastries, Granola, Prepared Foods, Potted Flowers & Herbs, Salsas/ Sauces/Relishes, Soaps, Crafts, Live music, Workshops & Demonstrations, Clothing/Electronics Drives and more. Farmers and producers from all over the state of Rhode Island are represented. “Shopping at the market is one of the most impactful ways we can support our local farmers and producers. Last year, in our first season outdoors, it was wonderful to watch the farmers market also become a real community gathering spot—a place where people came to meet their friends & neighbors—that’s something we hope will only continue and grow!” said Farmers Market Manager
Camp Ramsbottom • Among New England’s best summer day camps for kids, 6-13, located on Route 44 in Rehoboth • Open House on Sunday, June 23, 12- 4 p.m. • Two-week sessions, June 24 – August 16, $300 per session • Swimming, fishing, crafts, sports, nature programs, archery, petting zoo and much more • Mass. Childcare Vouchers accepted • Visit us online at
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Cassie Tharinger, “We encourage everyone to bring a cooler to the market so you can keep all your market goodies cold while you hang out and explore the farm, meet the animals, listen to live music, and eat lunch under the trees! The Mount Hope Farmers Market takes place on the historic Mount Hope Farm, in Bristol RI. From November to April vendors set up shop in the farm’s large heated barn, and in the summer it moves outdoors to the field right along Metacom Ave. The Mount Hope Farm is managed by the Mount Hope Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit, and is sited on 127 acres of fields and woodlands, stretching down to the shores of the Mount Hope Bay. Market-goers are encouraged to grab a trail map, explore the farm, and tour the historic Governor Bradford House, the inn located on the farm. The Mount Hope Farmers Market will run Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm, May 25th – October 26,th rain or shine. For more information, contact the Market Manager, Cassie Tharinger, at mounthopemarket@ gmail.com
Attleboro, MA – May 30, 2013: Are you a local small business looking for a way to get your name and product out there to the community? Capron Park Zoo’s ZOO MOON event is the perfect venue for you! Hosted in the Zoo on a balmy July evening, this event features live music lots of local small/cottage businesses in an open air market. The date is July 24 from 6-9 PM (rain date: 7/31). A variety of southern New England artists and businesses will be represented. Some businesses include: Bela’s Tutus and more, Kidz Wurld, Moon Baby Gifts, Angelcat Haven and more. For more information, please visit the zoo’s website: www.capronparkzoo.com.
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Summer Fun Camp Ramsbottom Accepting Registrations For Summer
Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Accredited Summer Day Camp Starts June 24
Pawtucket, R.I., MAY 9, 2013 – Camp Ramsbottom, operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, offers recreational and educational summer day camp activities for boys and girls, ages 6-13. The camp is accepting registrations. Camp Ramsbottom, off Route 44 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, runs from June 24 through August 16 in two-week sessions. The Camp Ramsbottom tradition offers fun, adventure and learning in an ideal New England setting of 160 country acres. Children interact in a spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship, developing self-esteem and positive character traits. The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, which is a leading, national authority in child development that works to preserve, promote and improve children’s camp experience. Daily activities at Camp Ramsbottom include archery, art, basketball, cooking, crafts, drama, fishing, hiking, model rocketry, mountain biking, petting zoo, soccer, swimming, tennis and more. The fee for a two-week session is $300. Due to late school closings, Session 1 is being offered at a discounted rate of $200. Also, extended care is available from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at an additional cost of $80 a child, per two-week session.
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Tidal Wave Soccer Club will be holding open tryouts for Premier Soccer Players on the dates listed below. We invite strong players with the heart and desire to take their game to the next level to join us at our new fields to experience the difference that Tidal Wave coaching can make in a player’s game.
TIDAL WAVE: THE ONLY! Tidal Wave Soccer Club is the only Premier Soccer Club in the area that has all of the following to offer its players: Coaching staff composed of College, High School and Professional Coaches Has its own, fully sprinklered fields dedicated to the use of its teams Has a certified professional fitness trainer on staff who conducts fitness training for all Tidal Wave Players Has sent teams to the National Championship Series Regional Playoffs three out of the last four years Is dedicated to the development of your soccer player to help her or him become the best soccer player possible Annually graduates players on to D1, D2 & D3 College programs. This year sees14 of 18 graduates move on to play college soccer
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TRYOUT DATES: U12 through U18 Monday June 17, Thursday June 20 and Tuesday June 25 All Tryouts begin at 6:00 pm at Tidal Wave Fields, 32 Brook St., Rehoboth, MA 02769. Sign-In at 5:30
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Campers will need to bring their own towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, water bottle, appropriate footwear, and insect repellent. Programming is still provided despite inclement weather; however, campers must bring rain gear. A camper’s name should be on all personal items. Campers should not bring hand-held games, toys, MP3 players, collectible cards, sports equipment or phones. Camp Ramsbottom provides transportation, athletic and craft supplies. The on-site Trading Post offers snacks and beverages for purchase throughout the day. Lunches are not included but may be purchased in advance for $25 per session upon registration. Bus service to the camp is provided from numerous, convenient locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with camper drop off between 8 and 8:45 a.m. and pick up between 4:15 and 4:45 p.m. daily. Convenient bus routes run in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts including Attleboro and Norton. Camp Ramsbottom staff will host an open house on Sunday, June 23, noon until 4 p.m. The camp is also hosting “Sneak Peek Saturdays” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in May and June for pre-camp tours that are held every hour on the hour. Registration can be completed at Camp Ramsbottom and the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. Families also may enroll their children by downloading forms at www.bgcpawt.org. Attendees at Camp Ramsbottom must be members of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. An annual membership fee is only $30 per child for Pawtucket and Central Falls residents and provides year-round benefits and programs. For residents from other cities and towns the annual membership fee is $50. Some scholarship funds are also available. Contact the Club for more details regarding scholarships. For additional information or to register for Camp Ramsbottom, call the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket at (401) 722-8840 or visit www.bgcpawt.org to access and download application forms.
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Coming to Mildred H. Aitken School on July 22–26, 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from the Nordson Foundation, the first 56 Seekonk residents to register will pay only $110 per camper. Register your child @ www.campinvention.org or 800.968.4332 In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, an Agency of the Department of Commerce © 2012 Invent Now, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Free Program on End-of-Life Planning with Speaker from The Conversation Project
Attleboro, MA, May 22, 2013 – To raise awareness of the importance of end-of-life planning, a FREE public education program will be held Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 – 8pm in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Guest speaker Martha Hayward from The Conversation Project, a national campaign to encourage end-of-life conversations, will join experts from Sturdy and Community VNA in a panel-style discussion to answer questions. The event will also include light refreshments and giveaways. Register online at www. sturdymemorial.org or by calling 508-236-8027, by Tuesday, June 4. Established on April 14, 1913, Sturdy Memorial Hospital is an independent, full-service, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital, serving southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital Lists June Support Groups
Attleboro, MA, May 10, 2013 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers support groups on a variety of topics throughout the year. The groups are free and open to the public. The following are scheduled for June 2013: Prostate Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Ostomy Support Group – Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. For more information, call Nursing Education at 508-236-7166. Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Clinical Education Center. For more information, call Nursing Administration at 508-236-7151. Partners and Caregivers of Patients with Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Diabetes Support Group – Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. The topic of discussion will be Diabetes and Meal Planning presented by Karen Travers, a registration dietician on Sturdy Memorial’s staff. For more information, call Nursing Education at 508-236-7166. Breast Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B & C. For more information, call Ellen Gilbert at 508-236-7015. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
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Seekonk Human Services Seekonk Human Services Staff Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 15 Senior Secretary Ashley Pimental ext. 12 Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 10
Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 14 Outreach Managers Adriana Dossantos BA. ext. 11 (Monday-Friday) Veronica Brickley, LPN BA SOC LSWA ext. 17 (Mon. Wed. Fri.)
Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Senior Aides Loretta Ferreira, Sharon Bettencourt ext. 19 Executive Board Members Victoria Kinniburgh, Chairperson Rene Andrews, Vice Chairperson Anne Libby, Secretary Anita Gendron, Treasurer Christen Allen Guy Boulay Beverly Della Grotta
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ARTHRITIS AND YOU
Wednesday, June 5 @ 10am Bonnie Ryvicker will be coming to Seekonk Human Services to discuss arthritis and you with emphasis on the knees. Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are three types of arthritis that affect the knees known as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Lunch will be willow tree sandwiches for $2. Please call to sign up as seating is limited at 508336-8772.
Come help us celebrate TRIAD’s 15th Birthday Party Wednesday, June 26 @ 10am
Seekonk TRIAD is a three-way commitment among the Seekonk Police/Fire Department, Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, & Seekonk Senior Community To work together by creating programs beneficial to enhancing the quality of life of Seekonk’s senior residents A brunch will be served for $2 Seating is limited, please call to sign up 508-336-8772
4th of JULY PARTY Wednesday, July 3 @ 10am
Come celebrate the 4th of July With Seekonk Human Services We will celebrate Independence day with Music and food! Lunch will be: Chicken, Macaroni Salad and Potato Salad Seating is limited, so sign up early! Call 508-336-8772 ATTENTION SENIORS: The Parents’ Advisory Committee from the Seekonk High School would like to extend a thank you to the many seniors who registered their Stop & Shop card for the A+ program. The high school has earned more than $7,000 which will be used to fund 8 scholarships for graduating seniors.
Thursday, June 13 @ 8:30am Thursday, July 11 @ 8:30am Toti’s Restaurant Men of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious breakfast. There is no set price for breakfast, order what you want, pay for what you order.
WOMEN’S MONTHLY BRUNCH
Thursday, June 20 @ 10am Thursday, July 18 @ 10am Toti’s Restaurant Women of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious brunch. There is no set price for brunch, order what you want, pay for what you order. Come one come all and enjoy a warm gathering!
DO YOU NEED LONG-DISTANCE TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL FACILITIES?
If you are in need of long-distance transportation to medical facilities, then the Wheels Program is here for you! Foxfield Transportation, Inc, provides door-to-door, non-emergency, long-distance transportation to medical facilities in the Boston, Providence and Norwood/Southwood areas, as well as to Lahey Clinic, for elders 60 yearsof-age and older who live in Bristol County. This program is funded in part by a grant from Bristol Elder Services, Inc. through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs. A voluntary and confidential contribution is requested, preferably by check, payable to Foxfield Transportation, Inc. The suggest amount per round-trip is as follows: Boston Area………………..$25.00 Providence Area……………$25.00 Lahey Clinic………………..$25.00 Norwood/Southwood……….$10.00 Transportation is provided as follows:
BOSTON: On Mondays, for appointments between 1 and 3 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays, for appointments between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. PROVIDENCE: On Tuesdays, for appointments between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, and on Thursdays, for appointments between 1 and 3 p.m. NORWOOD/SOUTHWOOD: On Tuesdays, for appointments between 1 and 3 p.m., and on Thursdays, for appointments between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. LAHEY CLINIC: Please call for days and times. For more information, or to reserve a ride, please call: 800-585-8294
Seekonk Human Services Minor Home Repair Program Facts
The Minor Home Repair Program offers minor home repairs including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing to Seekonk senior homeowners (60 years of age and older) who are the primary occupant of the home. Seniors who are owners of multi-family dwellings are not eligible for the program. The senior homeowner will be responsible for the cost of materials. Jobs that will be considered for this program include: Indoor or outdoor repairs such as railing, stair treads, leaky faucets, or safety issues around the home; Minor plumbing; Minor electrical work. How to apply Seekonk senior homeowners, 60 years of age or older and the primary occupant of a single family home, can contact Ashley Pimental at Seekonk Human Services Office at (508) 336-8772. Please Note: The Minor Home Repair Program cannot meet the requests for emergency repairs. *This program is funded in part by a grant from Bristol Elder Services, Inc.
June 2013 through contracts with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Donations are accepted and checks can be made payable to the Town of Seekonk.*
FREE SHINE COUNSELING
SHINE Counselors help Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and benefits under Medicare and other health insurance coverage. Counselors may assist you by reviewing present coverage, do a comparison of plans, protect Medicare beneficiaries from paying for bills they should not pay, and prevent paying for unnecessary duplicate coverage. Counselors also help with claim forms and applications. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, are turning 65 or if you’re over 65 but are now retiring, please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-3368772 for a free SHINE appointment.
Monday, June 17, 2013 NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE FEATURES BEAU JEST PLAY and LOBSTERFEST $52 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 10am Return: 5pm ~Lunch Buffet and Cabaret~ Sarah’s parents have never met her boyfriend, who is a WASP executive. Her parents want her to marry a “nice Jewish boy,” so Sarah hires a man from an escort service to present to her family when they come to dinner! Tuesday, August 20, 2013 AQUA TURF 2013, MUSICAL VARIETY FEST $75.00 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 8:30am Return: 5:30pm Featuring Outstanding Cuisine & Great Entertainment Located just outside of Hartford, CT Lunch: Salad, Pasta, Salmon, Pork, Potato, Vegetable & Dessert Today’s Aqua Turf Entertainment Entourage will be featuring the live sounds of the Dave Colucci Band with Swing to Country Music & Everything in Between. Thursday, September 12, 2013 AUTHENTIC MAINE LOBSTERBAKE $67.00 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 8:00am Return: 6:30pm Tour Includes: - Lobster Bake at Foster’s Entrée Choices: Lobster/Chicken Entertainment (Music & Song) at Bill Foster’s Sightseeing in York, Maine & Hampton Beach, NH Thursday, October 3, 2013 CHICKEN & SLOTS $50 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 10:45am Return: Approximately 7:45pm
We will begin our day at Wright’s Farm Restaurant where their fabulous dinners are served family-style. Our next step will be Twin River Casino – New England’s place to play. While at Twin River, we will be treated to their bonus package which includes $10 bonus play and $7 food credit *Please note: All trips leave from Seekonk Human Services unless otherwise noted. 50% deposit is required at sign up and final payment must be made two weeks prior to trip. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Seekonk. For any information regarding trips please contact Ashley Pimental at 508-336-8772.
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In tandem with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Seekonk Arts Council local artist Sarah Jane Lapp will teach you how to make your drawings move! We will craft tiny movies from our drawings to be broadcast on TV9. Everyone is welcome - bring your joy, your curiosity, and your bag lunch! Questions/registration: call Sarah Jane at 612-396-8461 or email her at cinemagoat@ yahoo.com Tuesdays, 12.30-2.30, Seekonk Public Library Conference Room, June 25-August 13
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Signed into law in March of 2010 and taking effect in 2014, the AFA will give seniors the security they need, as well as the important new benefits listed below: Elimination of the “Donut Hole” for prescription drugs by 2020. Free preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies, as well as a free annual wellness visit. Better care coordination between doctors, hospitals and other providers to help them work better as “teams” to provide you the highest quality care. Fight fraud and abuse in Medicare, and strengthen the Medicare Trust Fund. Protect Medicare coverage for the long term, with benefits no being reduced or taken away. And, as always, you will be able to choose your own doctor. Because of the Affordable Care Act, seniors on Medicare receive free checkups and preventive care with no co-pay or deductible, and get a discount on their prescription drugs. That has already saved over 6 million seniors more than $700 each (annually). That’s already been happening. Seniors may not know that they’ve been getting $600 discounts, but it’s there.
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Rehoboth Council on Aging
55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 Phone 508-252-3373 Fax 508-252-4617 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Kitchen hours: Monday through Thursdays 8:00am to 12
Special Announcements The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Our COA Breakfast is growing each week, so far Gale & Kay have served 150 English muffin egg with ham or Canadian bacon sandwiches. Now we have added home fries…. Our Gert’s Café & Tasty Thursday lunches are great and we serve 10 to 12 ladies lunch after quilting Thursdays. So if anyone would like to join us for one of our great meals please feel free to come on down. With donations given to the COA we are starting to spruce up for the COA, we have purchased a glider, an umbrella and a grill. The Garden Club will have our flowers in soon. Check information on all upcoming events in the newspapers, online and posted at the COA. We are always looking for lap robes and caps for our men & women at the local Veterans Hospital that anyone who Knits or Crochet can bring in. We always have extra yarn you can use for these items. Bring in your quilting material on Thursdays and join the Quilting Group. The Tuesday Ladies card club has a few new board and card games come in and join in. They meet on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30. Our Men’s Coffee hour is going strong. Kay & Cheryl are happily serving coffee, donuts and English muffins Fridays 9am…. Respectfully, Norie Palmer, Director
CVNA Spring Program
On Wednesday, June 12th at 11am Stacy Hiltner will be presentencing a program that will focus on de-cluttering and organizing, safety tips in the home, staying hydrated in the summer. This is a very important issue with the summer heat and storms coming. At the end of the presentation Ms. Hiltner will create and then raffle off a spring / summer decoration
The next scheduled trip is to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard September 25th to 27th, 3 days and 2 nights at the cost of $249.00 per person, double occupancy. If interested or would like more information please call Norie 508-252-3372.
The COA Breakfast Club
On Wednesdays 8:30am to 10:30am the COA is serving an egg & ham or Canadian bacon muffin and home fries with coffee or tea for $2.25. What a bargain and it is freshly made with eggs from our own Rehoboth farmers. Start your day off with a good breakfast or have a mid-day snack for those who wake up before the chickens! Come on in and join us!
Tasty Thursdays Lunch
This Lunch will be served the last Thursday of each month, 12 noon Cost $3.00. The date and menu for that day will be posted at the COA. Come in and join us for a great time and social gathering… RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!
Available Lessons & Services Art Class
Michelle’s Art Class has ended for the summer. Please check the newspaper and on line for the fall date…
Blood Pressures & Glucose Screenings
On the 3rd Thursday of the Month from 10am to 12pm, you will be able to have a blood pressure and glucose screening done free of charge. Please contact the COA 508252-3372 for more information.
Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz
Dr. Markowitz’s appointments start at 10am please call 508-252-3372 to schedule yours. Meals on Wheels and Meal-site Information Please contact our meal site for infor-
mation on the Meals on Wheels program or the site meals served on Thursdays. A donation of $2.00 is requested for lunch, which consists of a main course, dessert and milk. Copies of the month’s menu are posted at the front door, on the reception desk and in the dining area for your review.
Outreach & S.H.I.N.E.
The COA’s outreach worker Bradley Marshall is available Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm to assist you with your medical Medicare and insurance needs.
SERVING HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS OF ELDERS
Can You Enroll in a Medigap Plan Now? Yes! In Massachusetts, all Medigap plans currently offer continuous enrollment, which means you can sign up at any time, with coverage effective the first of the following month. A Medigap plan, also known as a Medicare Supplement plan, can help with some of the extra costs of Medicare. If you have Original Medicare with both Parts A & B (as long as you are not under 65 with kidney disease), you can get a Medigap plan. Massachusetts has two types of Medigap plans, Core and Supplement 1. The Core plan covers some of the “gaps” in Medicare. The Supplement 1 plan covers all deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance for Medicare covered services. These two types of plans are offered by seven insurance companies. In 2013, the lowest premium for a Core plan is $96.38/month and for a Supplement 1 is $182.00/month. If you sign up when you first enroll in Medicare, you may be able to get a discount. There are no restrictions due to pre-existing health conditions. You can go to any provider who accepts Medicare anywhere in the United States with no referrals required. If you are interested in learning more about Medigap plans, trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteers can help you! They offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Call your senior center at 508-252-3372 and ask for a SHINE appointment.
“H E A L T H B E A T” COA’s Fitness Corner
“2013 is here! Come in join and support the COA exercise classes, we have Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Cardio exercise classes and we will be starting a Chair Yoga Class as well as a few others as the year goes on. Without your support these classes cannot continue. Thursday Chair Yoga Exercise Class
Musical Monday’s Singing Group which meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 1pm has been singing together since the COA was on Anawan Street. Front row; Valerie Kishfy, Ginny Yund, Norma Blackledge, Shirley Goff, Avis Prior and Gloria DiAngelis. Back row; Lois Dellingham, Carole Kingman, Earl Goff, Bill Robson, Caroline Kiepler, Bernice Baer & Glorina Pontes. 9am Cost $3.00 Thursdays the COA is having a fun exercise class Chair Yoga…at 9am. The cost for this class is $3.00 per week. . Come and check it out….. Tuesday Tia Chi at 9:00am Cost $3.00per Class Try a graceful way of exercising which is easy on your joints. This method of balancing may be new to you, but it has a great positive outcome for any age. Tuesday Line Dancing 10:00am. Cost $ 3.00 per Class If you like to dance and have fun then this is the group is for you. Everyone is welcome to come in and try out some steps. Balancing Exercise and Upper Cardio This class is free and held on Wednesdays at 11am. There is plenty of room available in any or all of our classes if you care to join us. This activity uses weights and stretching bands and balancing done on exercise balls. You can also do this exercise class in chairs.
COA Social Gatherings Gert’s Café
Lunch is served at Gert’s Cafe Monday at 11:45am. The menu consists of soup or salad, a main course, dessert and coffee or tea. The best part is!…You can treat your love one or close friend to a lunch for the “bargain” price of $3.00.
The group is blending their voices in perfect harmony. They meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New voices and friends are always welcome.
“Men’s Morning Coffee”
Fridays at 9am! Come in and enjoy fresh coffee, pastry and conversation, share your comments and ideas with old and new friends. .
Card Games 3 Days a Week!
Cards are here at your COA! Mondays at 9:30 am we have a cribbage group, Tuesdays at 12:30pm we have a ladies group that not only play cards but also games Wednesdays at12:30 pm we have a HiLo Jack group. All have a great time and are always looking for a few “new” folks to join them.
COA Craft Corner
Knitting and Crochet Group - If you ever wanted to learn more about knitting or crocheting, the Ladies of the Needles are always there to share their knowledge with you. Don’t be shy! Come in and join the group on Fridays at 10 am. Quilters - Do you quilt or know of anyone who would like to come to our Quilting Group. There is always plenty of knowledgeable support offered. This group meets on Thursday s at 9:30am
IMPORTANT! Registration is required for all upcoming programs. All activities will have participant signup 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 canceled or postponed. Please call 508-252-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up.
The Rehoboth Council on Aging (Municipal Department)
Mission: The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the problems and needs of the aging in Rehoboth, and shall do so in coordination with the Programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall: Provide, coordinate and link available resources to help meet the needs of the Town’s elders. Carry out programs and services to range from information community education, referrals, outreach, transportation, Meals on Wheels, health screenings, intergenerational activities, crafting programs, and other programs as offered. The COA Posts Community Information Please check the bulletin boards every time you come in to the Council on Aging for Free Health Screenings and Support Groups updates, we also post other important information that can be a benefit to you, family or friends.
ORGANIZATION EVENTS AND NEWS:
The Best Is Yet to Come!
The Best is yet to come, a senior social group that enjoys doing activities that members suggest. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 1pm at the Gladys L. Harrell Senior Center55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA. Annual Dues are $6.00.
Up Coming Activities
June 13th – Meeting New members always welcomed. Call Carl Chace for details. 508 252- 9695 And remember…..The Best is yet to Come.
Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. New Members always welcome.. No Dues.. Call Marilyn 508-252-9366 Programs being offered through TRIAD are: Free “911” cell phones File of Life Are you OK? Program Project Lifesaver. Yellow Alert
Senior Citizens Club
The Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club is a Social and Charitable Club Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month at 1:30pm at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Up Coming Activities June 20th – Lunch, Meeting & BINGO
The Friends of the Elderly Club
The Friends of the Elderly partly fund some services at the Rehoboth Council on Aging such as podiatry and cholesterol clinics. They meet at 10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome.
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IN MEMORIAM Cynthia Jean Meeks Rehoboth
Cynthia Jean Meeks, 47, of Rehoboth, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, where she had been receiving treatment for lung cancer. Cindy was born in Milton on Sept. 26, 1965 to Diana (Gross) Sousa and John Gross. She was a longtime resident of Norton, where she enjoyed horseback riding and spending time with her animals. She is survived by her children, Ashley Meeks, Heather (Meeks) Hayden, son-inlaw Robert Hayden, and Nicole Meeks and her nephew Maurice Proulx Jr. Cindy is also survived by her former spouse, Robert Meeks Jr., mother Diana Sousa, stepfather Raymond Sousa, sister Christine McAlice, and brother Billy Shultz, along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Cindy would like for everyone to remember the memories they have of her while she was healthy and full of life. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.”
Rehoboth Maria C. (ne’ Vieira) Vieira 66, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, formerly of Danforth Street and Mikayla Ann Drive, Rehoboth passed away into eternal rest with her husband, daughter’s and grandchildren by her side. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com. Joanna J. (Oliveira) Medeiros, age 90, of County Street, died May 13, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.
See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. Joan L. Madden, 78, of Peck Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com. Cynthia Jean Meeks, 47, of Rehoboth, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, where she had been receiving treatment for lung cancer. See full obituary at www. ReporterToday.com.
Maria Jose (Lopes) Almeida, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2013. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com. Rachel Elinor (Cowles) Monty, 92, formerly of Ellis Street, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday.com. Joan C. Newman, 65, of Seekonk and Rehoboth, MA died Sunday, May 19, 2013. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. William S. Tavares, 96, of Seekonk, died Monday morning, May 27, 2013 at the Miriam Hospital. See full obituary at www. ReporterToday.com.
Stoddard, Edward C. “Red”
Edward C. Stoddard, born July 11, 1922, son of the late Mildred Stoddard, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Red grew up in East Providence and was owner of Stoddard Plumbing and Heating in Riverside, RI for over forty years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, serving as a sergeant in France and Germany for the entire campaign. He was a driver for VIP military officials operating out of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces. Red loved animals and was an active participant in the New England agricultural community. He was president of the NE Sheep and Wool Growers Association and a lifelong member of Southdown Association of New England. He was an avid Morgan Horseman and loved all breeds. Red loved to travel and enjoyed the mountains of Vermont as well as the Midwest where he attended many livestock exhibitions. He and his wife settled in Tennessee, where they lived for eleven years. He returned last year to live with family in Seekonk, MA. He is predeceased by his son Clay Ellis Stoddard, and leaves behind his wife of sixty six years Inez (Horton) Stoddard, a son Wayne M. Stoddard of Sunapee NH, a daughter Dru (Stoddard) Duell and son-inlaw Thomas F. Duell, Jr. of Seekonk, MA. He will be missed by his grandchildren Brooke Ellen Robinson and Justin E. Stoddard of Ohio, Benjamin and Derek Stoddard of NH, three great grandchildren, and many friends and relatives. Services arranged by the J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. Funeral Home will be held at the convenience of the family.
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Weddings, Engagements, &Anniversaries Alyssa Ann Ascare Engaged to William Thomas Proia
Thomas and Carol Koehler of Simsbury, CT are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Ann Ascare to William Thomas Proia, son of David and Mary Proia of Seekonk, MA. Alyssa is a 2008 graduate of Simsbury High School and a 2012 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Alyssa earned her degree in biomedical engineering and is currently an active duty officer in the United States Air Force in training to earn her wings as an Air Battle Manager. William is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Feehan High School and a 2010 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. William earned his degree in chemical engineering and is currently an active duty officer in the United States Air Force serving as a RPA Pilot. A December 2013 wedding is planned.
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Big Sister Adriana, along with her Parents Robert and Mandy Menezes of Rehoboth, MA would like to announce the Birth of Little Brother Dean. Dean Was Born 4/23/13 @ Women and Infants Hospital, He weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 20.25 inches long. Excited Maternal Grandparents are Joyce & Richard Lavallee of Johnston, RI & Proud Paternal Grandparents are Alfredo & Marylou Menezes of Rehoboth, MA
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lake. These are what I call “Camping Islands” not much bigger than a nice campsite with shade trees and a little space to walk around. This one particular Island was filled with wild blueberries. Beautiful perfectly ripe wild blueberries! It was like Nature saying, “You wanna see something really cool?” We hadn’t even gotten out of the canoe yet and we were picking them right from the shore. Needless to say we lingered on this little Island for a while, devouring our lunch of wild blueberries, watching the sun dancing on the water and between the leaves of our shade trees. Chefs and foodies alike will tell you of an experience with taste and scent that has left an indelible impression. I have a few. Yet that special experience of the day discovering wild blueberries will always stay with me. This was eatable art created by Earth, Nature and blessed by God. A beautiful gift. Whether you use domestic or wild; blueberries are great raw, dried, or cooked. I have included a multiuse Fresh Blueberry Sauce, so easy and great to have on hand. I have also shared with you one of my favorite recipes, the Rustic Blueberry Tart with Cornmeal Crust. Cooking the berries at a low temperature for a longer time basically slow roasts the berries and they take on an elegant texture and flavor that makes this simple easy treat appropriate for any occasion. If you have any questions or want to share thoughts on these and other receipts you can contact me at PLAYWITHFOODTODAY@gmail.com or look for me on Facebook.
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1 cup water ¾ cup sugar 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Add blueberries and remaining ingredients to pan; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Use chilled over ice cream or pound cake or use warm over pancakes, waffles or French toast.
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(through salt) in a food processor; pulse two times. Add butter to flour mixture; pulse 4 to 5 times or until mixture resembles course meal. With processor on slowly add buttermilk until dough forms a ball. If you are making without the food processor; add mix dry ingredients, then cut in butter until mixture resembles course meal, mix in buttermilk until dough forms a ball, do not over mix. Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle plastic wrap; cover. Chill 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap and place dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough into a 15-inch circle. Place dough and parchment on a baking sheet. To prepare filling; combine berries and next 3 ingredients (through juice) in a medium bowl; toss gently to coat. Arrange berry mixture in center of dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold edges of dough toward center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover berry mixture). Combine milk and egg white in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Brush dough with milk mixture, sprinkle turbinado sugar evenly over dough. Bake for one hour or until pastry is golden brown. Let stand 30 minutes; cut into wedges. Top with whipped cream if you like.
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CARDIAC PREVENTION CLINIC
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9am—12pm Seekonk Human Services holds a FREE clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This clinic is staffed by the same two exceptional nurses from South Coast Hospital who have been doing this clinic for several years. Why not take advantage of a FREE opportunity to check your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Wii Fun - Mondays @ 10am Come join us for some Wii Fun. The Wii is an excellent way to have fun and be active. Come join us on Mondays at 10am. Call 508-336-8772 for more information.
BROWN BAG PROGRAM
4th Wednesday of the Month The Brown Bag times have changed for drop off and pick up. The new drop off time will be between 9:30am—11:00am. The new pick up time will be between 11:00am—12:30pm. If you are unable to do these times, please contact Human Services @ 508-336-8772 to make other arrangements.
MEDICAL LOAN CLOSET
Our FREE Medical Loan Closet provides temporary loan of medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, commodes) and is available to Seekonk residents. If you need OR would like to make a donation of an item, please call 508-336-8772. *We are in need of wheelchairs for our Medical Loan Closet
472 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA 508.336.7103 $3 fee per class for the following classes: Chair Yoga (Slow Flow) – Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00am Balance Class – Fridays 11:45am – 12:15pm Aqua Aerobics – Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:00am OR 9:45 – 10:30am Arthritis Foundation Certified Aqua Class – Fridays 9:00 – 9:45am *Must be a Seekonk senior and have a scan card, please call 508-336-8772 for further information
SEEKONK TOTAL FITNESS
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GATRA PHOTO ID’S
GATRA Photo ID’S can be done at Seekonk Human Services. No appointment is necessary. Just fill out an application and take a picture and the ID will be mailed within 2 weeks. Please contact Ashley Pimental @ 508-336-8772.
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Hi-Lo Jack League On May 10th 2013, 57 ladies enjoyed the Annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Rehoboth COA, with lace table clothes, china cup,s finger sandwiches and lots of pastry , among them are; Sitting Pat Higson, Gert Messsier & Kathy Chace, Standing Mary Sarkision & Barbara Parent.
Pete’s Hi-Lo Jack League now forming for September 4, 2013 - 15 week session at the REHOBOTH AMERICAN LEGION POST 302 on Anawan Street, Rehoboth. Please call Beverly Michaud for further information and to sign up 508-761-5087.
*The Town Crier website link is www.seekonk-ma.gov Click on Departments Click on Human Services * NOTE: Seekonk Human Services offers many legal, financial, recreational, medical screening and/or other activities and services by volunteers or nominal cost practitioners. Seniors participating in these services/activities do so with the understanding that Seekonk Human Services, the Town of Seekonk or its employees do not assume any legal or other responsibility for any advice or services rendered by such volunteers or nominal cost practitioners.
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GARAGE SALE YARD SALE
ESTATE SALE JUNE 8 & 9 : 40 Marlaine Drive Seekonk MA June 8 & 9 Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estate sale. Bedroom set. Bookcase. Bureau. China closet. Desk. Dining room furniture. Living room furniture. Sideboard. Sofa. Table & chairs. Patio furniture. Antique China Cabinets Assorted kitchen items. Air conditioner. Microwave. Cash & carry. Rain or shine! (e6/13) JUNE 22ND & 23RD 15 French St. Rehoboth Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yard sale. Patio furniture. Assorted tools. general household items, horse equipment Rain or shine! Riverside, RI Narragansett Terrace Sat. June 15 9:00am - 1:00pm Neighborhood sale. Something for everyone! Rain Date June 22.
Wanted - occasional use of outside Jacuzzi for physical therapy. Will pay, call Debbie at 401-632-3602
WE BUY Diabetic Test Strips for CASH. Unopened, Unused & Unexpired. We get them to people with little or no insurance. TOP CASH paid. FREE local pick-up. Call Ron @ 508-217-8074. Wanted: baby boy clothes. Newborn and up. Please donate your extra unwanted things for expecting single mother of twins. Pick up is available. Your help will be kindly appreciated. Please call 401-6323602.
PROPERTY for SALE: 6.82 acres on Rt. 44 at 2480 Winthrop St. on the Dighton/ Rehoboth line. Property has three buildings with income to pay for all. For more information please call 774-218-1959.
REHOBOTH: Updated farm House, 132 Summer St, 4 bed room, 2 bath $1550.00
per month or For Sale *$399,000.00 Call Joan 305-978-1040 REHOBOTH: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living/ dining, kitchen, 3 season enclosed porch, private yard, peaceful $795 per month. Call Joan 305-978-1040 For Rent in Rehoboth: Large one bedroom efficiency includes heat, electric and cable. No smoking - No pets. 1 adult, call 508-252-4054
Vacation Rental, Bristol, NH. Modern 2 BR house with 3BR & 2 baths. Sleeps 6. Walk to private association beach on Newfound Lake. Full Kitchen, W&D, AC, TV/ DVD. No smoking or pets, $950/wk. Tom, 508-415-3208.
“When it was time to find help for Mom I made the best decision for all the right reasons.” “I wanted a caring and friendly environment for Mom, with personal attention and a great quality of life. I found it all right here, where Personalized Assisted Living is designed individually for those who need some help with the activities of daily living. People like my Mom. Each day Mom gets three fresh, home-cooked meals, opportunities to socialize — even group trips. Since she moved in, she’s discovered a renewed sense of energy. I couldn’t ask for anything more — and neither could Mom.”
If you have a loved one who needs personalized care, call 1-888-902-8536 today to schedule your personal visit and have lunch on us. Your story continues here… Independent Living • Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915 www.brookdaleliving.com ® Reg. U.S. Patent and TM Office 20510-RES01-0313 SW
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VACATION/HONEYMOON RENTAL:St. Michael, Azores (Portugal), pristine 2-bed/2-bath apartment with kitchen, DR, LR, & laundry. Linens provided. Majestic Atlantic and mountain views from spacious deck, near golf, beach, etc. Call 401-480-0374 or 508-3368432 or email jaIme15bazores@gmail.com for info/reservations.
FOR SALE: 12’ Aluminum Boat (starcraft) 3 seats Asking $110 call 401-433-0871 FOR SALE: Double glass, custom made, high-quality WINDOWS (left over from new construction-never used). 1 double crank-open window-$200(46.25”W x 51.75”H),1 double slide-open window-$300(54.5”W x 52”H),4 single slide-open windows-$150 each(34.25”W x 33”H),3 very large windows-$600 each(60”W x 75.5”H). Take 25% off if you buy all!! Paid over $4500..can be yours for just $2175!! 508-252-9888 (cell 401-935-5003) Bamboo Sticks “Varas” Ideal for tomatoes, Beans and Flowers, Plants, etc. Strong and durable. Ready to use, many sizes & cheap prices. Available up to June 28, 2013 Call Jaime 508-336-8432 Home or 401-480-0374 – cell
HELP WANTED: Foxx Fence, office help and laborers, call Al at 508-567-2982. In need of experience Laborers, Truck Drivers, and Machine Operators. Contact Erika at 774-322-6819
Mowing, Raking, Brush, Tree Removal, Storm Damage Disposal, Attics, Basements, Garages, Painting ,Staining, Decks, Sheds, Appliance Removal, Moving Services - No Job Too Small - Wayne (508)761-8078; (508)212-1174 Big Blue Removal Service: Attic, Cellar, Total House; WE TAKE EVERYTHING! Furniture, Brush, Appliances, Yard Waste, Construc-
OPEN HOUSE: 7 Bassam Dr. Rehoboth SAT JUNE 15th • 11am-3pm
tion Debris, Trash…Demolitian of Fences, Sheds, Decks, Pools. LET US DO THE WORK. Free Estimates. Call Tony 508-226-1295; www.BigBlueRemoval.com. Gagne Painting Company A Benjamin Moore Contractor Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Restoration & Painting. RI#28604 MA#171546 Fully Insured RI Lead Certified Call 401-663-1709 GagnePainting.com We Accept Visa Mastercard Discover & Amex! Quality landscaping at low prices. All jobs, big and small. Great rates and flexible hours. Can perform odd-jobs as well. Please call Taylor at 508-838-7756. PARTY RENTAL SERVICES: Moonwalks $125 per weekend. 20x30 Tent package includes tables & chairs $350. 20x20 tent package included tables & chairs $250. Set up Included. Call early for Reservation. Dan774-306-1278. HOLISTIC HEALTH - BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT: Nutrition, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, Meditation and more... Contact: Dawn Parente 774-991-0695 www.eatyourselfhealthy.webs.com Receive 10% off with mention of this ad. CUT MY GRASS!!! Allow MY YARD GUY to take care of your lawn! Weekly grass cutting, fertilizing, mulching, etc. Professional equip. and “wicked awesome” results. References avail. Servicing Seekonk & Rehoboth. Call/Text/Email MY YARD GUY (774) 2258803, email@example.com A2Z Cleanout Services Quality Service at Affordable Prices. We do single items to complete homes including ATTICS, BASEMENTS, GARAGES, SHEDS, YARDS, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND STORAGE UNITS. FREE ESTIMATES and PROMPT SERVICE. Fully Insured for YOUR protection. Tim 508-369-9067 HOUSE CLEANING: Mature, honest, and dependable woman. Experienced, Excellent References, reasonable rates. Free Estimates – Call Fran 508-226-0928 (e6/13) HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE for senior(s), Light cleaning, cooking, run errands, Over 15 Years experience, References and Transportation Available. Please call after 2PM, 401-434-6368 (e6/13)
Tutoring. Certified elementary teacher available for summer or year-round tutoring in math, reading and writing. $35/hr for one day and $25/hr for two. Call Liz (401) 368-8238.
CLASSES / LESSONS
Sanshou Fighting and Fitness, (SFF):Get in shape, learn self defense or train to compete! All ages, no experience needed. Professional instruction. Youth $30/mon, Adults $40/mon. 156 Warren Avenue E. Providence. Entrance in back,(on S. Phillips). T-TH-SU 6pm-8pm, try a free class, 401.282.8082, www.sanshoufighting.com
Spacious Colonial in desired South Rehoboth near Crestwood Country Club, 1.6 acres on a cul de sac, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family, living, dining rooms & office, large kitchen, newly renovated master bath, 2 car attached garage, new solar panels/system, beautifully landscaped, sprinkler & alarm systems, 1st floor hardwood, 2nd floor new carpets, new back-up generator system, Title 5 completed, asking $429,900. 7 Bassam Drive, Open House: Saturday, June 15: 11 am - 3 pm and Sunday, June 16: 11 am - 3 pm. Email: Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPERIENCED TEACHER OF PIANO, VOICE AND ORGAN: Classical & popular. Beginners & Advanced. All ages. Traditional and modern methods. Natalie Lawton, M.A. 45 Central Avenue, North Seekonk, MA 508-761-3334 PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208.
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June Business Directory CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE A/C & Heating LS Heating & Air Conditioning 81 Animal Solutions Problem Wildlife Solutions 30 Antiques/ Cash for Gold Grandma’s Attic 39 Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs 52 Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 46 Attorney Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 52 Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 73 Attorney Laurie P. Mullen 57 Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello 74 Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis 62 Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri 54 Auctioneers The Zekos Group Auctioneers 41 Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 50 Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body 62 Auto Repairs Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. 26 Auto Repairs Metric Motors 21 Auto Repairs New England Tire 2 Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep 27 Auto Salvage Seekonk Auto Salvage 37 Bakery Crugnale Bakery 15 Bank Coastway Community Bank 17 Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry 46 Building Contractor DTP Construction 56 Building Contractor Heritage Realty Enterprises, LLC 71 Building Contractor M & S Construction 67 Building Contractor Manuel Labor Inc. 10 Carpentry - Finish Pine Woods Construction 63 Carpet Cleaning Earle’s Carpet Cleaning 32 Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery 12 Child Care Alphabet Soup Preschool 77 Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 24 Child Care Miss Kim’s Family Childcare 16 Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center 59 Child Care Village Green Preschool 18 Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 26 Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep 28 Chiropractor Mobley Family Chiropractic 49 Chiropractor Rehoboth Family Chiropractic 59 Church Eusebeia Bible Church 38 Cleaning Service Castle Cleaning 51 Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service 64 Cleaning Service Marinalva’s Cleaning 19 Cleaning Service Professional Property Cleaners 35 Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles 66 Computer Repair ICU 4 PC’s 30 Computer/Web Design Dias Web Design & PC Services 14 Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Inc. 63 Concrete Cutters Cut Rite Concrete Cutting Corp. 47 Craft/Sewing Supplies Loraine’s Stitch ‘n Crafts 80 Dance Studio Arthur Murray 77 Dance Studio Step Ahead School of Dance 31 Dentist David C. Zaluski, D.D.S. 61 Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. 13 Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC 29 Dentist Romani Orthodontics 9
CATEGORY Disposal Service Dog Grooming Dog Services Electrician Electrician Electrician Electrician Electrician Electrician Excavating Excavating Farm - Produce Feed & Supply Store Fence Installation Fence-Sales/Serv. Festival Fireplaces/ Chimney’s Fitness - Dance Flag Specialists Flooring - All Types Flooring - Wood Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Fuel - Oil Funeral Home Glass Fabricator Golf Golf Cars Grocery Market Health & Fitness Health & Fitness Health Care Heating & Air Heating Service Heating Service Heating Service Holistic Medicine Home Improvements Home Improvements Home Improvements Home Improvements Home Improvements Home Products Horse Stable-Lessons Insurance Agency Insurance Agency Irrigation Jewelers Junk Removal Landscape Materials Landscape Materials Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service
Professional Duct Cleaning Groom & Style Canine Mastery, Inc ALKO Electric Dorrance Electric Greaves Electric James Tavares Electric Karl Kimmell Electric Neal Bellavance Electric J. Fisk Construction MJD Excavating, Inc. 4 Town Farm Munroe Feed & Supplies Fence Tech Foxx Fence City Of EP Recreation Dept. Stovepipe Fireplace Shop Inc. Zumba with Liz Morrell FlagsPlus Custom Linocraft David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors Al’s Quality Oil Co. E & V Oil Co. Pricerite Discount Heating Oil J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. Rehoboth Country Club, Inc. New England Golf Cars Quality Fruitland Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness YMCA - Newman Community VNA Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning COD Heating Larry’s Heating & A.C. LIMA HVAC, Inc. Davina Reiki Clinic All Pro CA Home Improvement Horner Millwork Professional Property Maintenance Remodelers Outlet Fuller Brush - Earl Goff Jr. Journey’s Haven Riding School Duarte Agency - Allstate Smith Insurance Group Lisco Irrigation Ashley Elizabeth Jewelers Clean House Removal Bairos Construction, Inc J & J Materials Corp. Atlantic Landscaping Big Sky Landscaping Chris Manley Holden’s Landscaping
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Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Landscape Service Limousine Service Limousine Service Marble Fabricators Martial Arts Masonry-Construction Masonry-Construction Masonry-Construction Massage Therapy Memorial Music Musical Instruction Optometrists Orthodontics Outdoor Products Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Painting Contractor Parks Paving Contractor Paving Contractor Paving Contractor Paving Contractor Paving Contractor Pest Control & Lawn Pest Control Services Pet Services Plastering & Painting Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating Pool & Spa Powerwashing Powerwashing Private School
Kimmell Landscaping 49 Lawnscapes 71 Matt’s Landscaping, LLC 8 My Yard Guy 33 Oakhill Landscape 32 Superior Lawn Care 20 A Good Time Limousine 12 Lea Limousine Service 19 Star Marble & Granite 21 USA Karate 56 O’Brien Masonry Inc. 31 StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 64 William Gallant, Jr. Masonry Services 81 Serenity Massage 16 Cape Cod Stone 86 Ray Mullin Music 53 School of Rock 77 Barrington Eye Center 26 Romani Orthodontics 9 New England Outdoor Products 20 Cronan Painting 35 Delisle & Son Painting & Repair 51 EZ Painting 94 Iachetti Painting Company 57 Lundco Painting LLC. 70 Quality Paint & Wallpaper 11 Crescent Park Carousel 80 Action Industries 75 Driveway Medics 40 Mohegan Seal Coating Co 22 Ryan Asphalt Paving 8 Swansea Construction 23 Northeast Pest Control & Lawn Care 28 Bi-State Pest Control 22 Rehoboth Pet Care 25 David Laurino - Plastering 55 Sine Plumbing & Heating 54 Vintage Plumbing & Heating 22 Custom Pool Services 53 Dun Rite Home Repair 34 East Bay Pressure Wash Company 74 The Childrens Place Ltd. 31
CATEGORY Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Remodeling Rental Stores Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Retirement Community Roofer/WaterProofing Roofing Contractor Roofing Contractor Roofing Contractor Roofing Contractor Seafood Market Security Systems Septic Inspections Septic Systems Septic Systems-Clean Septic Systems-Clean Septic Systems-Clean Septic Systems-Clean Septic/Trash Removal Special Needs Sports - Soccer Sports - Soccer Stone Masonry Stump Grinding Summer camp Summer camp Trash Removal Trash Removal Trash/Junk Removal Tree Service Tree Service Water Treatment
Aubin Realty David Smith, Century 21 Lori DiPersio Mateus Realty ReMax Rivers Edge Batty Construction Taunton Rental Best Pizza of Seekonk Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon Country Kitchen Krazy Korner Bagel & Deli Stevie B’s Cafe & Deli Tito’s Cantina unWINEd Bistro Brookdale/East Bay Cameron Roofing B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. Dr. Roof Johnny C’s Roofing Co., Inc Tabeleys Roofing Digger’s Catch Home & Commercial Security Pro Inspection Services Fisk Contracting Bay State Sewage Disposal, Inc. Croome Sanitation, Inc. Soares Sanitation Pumping, Inc. Town Sanitation A. Viera Disposal Lori O’Brien-Foeri Nova Premier Soccer Club Tidal Wave Reeves Stone Mason Contractor M.C. Stump Grinding Camp Ramsbottom - B&G Club Club Invention Cleanway Disposal & Recycling Waste-Tech, Inc. Big Blue Removal Service Advanced Tree Choate Tree Service Water Filter Company, Inc.
Title 5 Inspection Voluntary Assessments Septic Systems • Cesspools
* Not affiliated with any septic system installation or pumping co.
Discount On Title V Inspection not to be combined w/ any other offer
Professional Inspection Services Call Steven Drew • 508-667-4025
No Mess! We Hand-Dig
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Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, June 22, 2013 Munroe Feed & Supply 200 Fairview Ave | Rehoboth MA (508)252-6050 | Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat-Sun 8-5 We Deliver!
4lb bag of Loyall® to the first 25 customers of the day
Loyall® Pet food or Fancy Flight® Birdseed 20lb bags (Limit, 10 bags.)
Loyall® Pet food or Fancy Flight® Birdseed 40lb bags (Limit, 10 bags.)
all Nutrena®, Agway® and Triple Crown® Feeds (excluding whole grains and ingredients) Limit, 10 bags.
1st Cut Hay!
Shavings! 3.25 cu
Featuring: Face Painting, Cat Country Radio Station, Hamburgers & Hotdogs, Chainsaw Carvings Come see our 4-H kids! **All Specials Pick up Only!
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