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AUGUST 2013 Volume 25, no. 8



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Jackson Collins is a Leader Amongst Musicians

Jackson Collins on the bass guitar.

By Jim Chandley Jackson Collins has had a pretty cool summer. The local 18 year-old is a talented musician who plays bass guitar at the Seekonk School of Rock. But he got to check out some more experienced musicians across the pond this summer. “I got to see the Stones at Glastonbury,” said Collins, who has made some great connections along his way. “I fell in love with my girlfriend, Charlotte. Then I found out she was Charlie Watts’ granddaughter.” Watts is the drummer for the Rolling Stones and leads a jazz band. “It was amazing. We were backstage, so we hadn’t seen the crowd yet. We got to go out on the stage and it was just…you look out and you see the horizon line, and from the horizon line to right in front of you is just people,” he said. Collins laughed when asked how he found himself seeing the Rolling Stones in a foreign country at one of the biggest music festivals on the planet. “I got lucky,” he admitted. But Collins is a talented musician in his own right, and has done some traveling to play here in the states. With one of the School of Rock All-Star bands, he’s played locations like the Gramercy Theater in New York City, Gathering of the Vibes, and Union Transfer in Philadelphia. “I give credit to School of Rock. These guys definitely propelled me to focus on music and make it a part of my life,” says Collins. The brass at School of Rock give a lot of the credit back to the kids they teach, and say Collins is a leader amongst them. “He’s good with the younger kids. He realizes they look up to him and he’s a really good role model,” says School of Rock Music Director Shawn Garrity. The music director said that during the school’s first performance, they produced a “rockumentary” starring the students. When asked whom they looked up to most at the school, six or seven of the twenty students interviewed answered with Collins. continued on page 4...



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Continued from the Cover... Jackson Collins is a Leader Amongst Musicians

By Jim Chandley “He pays for himself to come here. When he first came here joining the School of Rock. “These kids may not be traveling all he literally floored me when he came in and paid out of his own over the globe, but how about playing a festival on Saturday where pocket, I was waiting for his mom to come in after he finished the Everclear is headlining? It may not be Woodstock, but it’s pretty paperwork,” says School of Rock General Manager Mike Weber. cool for a young musician,” says Weber. (If you’d like to see the Collins is a humble young man, working to pay for his time at students of School of Rock in action, you can see them at the Feast School of Rock and trying to become a better musician. He says of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford. They will play during some of the connections he has made traveling to play there are Saturday’s festivities, which begin at 10 am). invaluable. “I’ve gotten to know so many people across the country We asked Collins how a talented young musician could get to who I might be able to play with,” says Collins. play shows around the country like he has been fortunate enough As a talented bassist, Collins fills an often-open niche in estabto do. “It’s cliché but follow your dreams. Play what you love, and lished bands. But despite years of playing music, he chuckled, “I’ve if you can, mix it with what other people love,” said Collins. Beyond never even been in a band, dude,” during an interview. In many the clichés, Collins said he would encourage young musicians to ways, this makes Collins a perfect fit for a program like School of come to School of Rock. “All the other stuff that’s not music can Rock. be really stressful. Promoting and stuff,” said Collins. The staff “Every school has an in-house band, or all-star band,” says at School of Rock handle a lot of these issues, producing bands Weber. Collins has been a fixture in the Seekonk all-star band since made of their students, like the ones Collins has joined for shows.

SMFC Announces Open Rehearsals

The Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus (SMFC) will begin its 2013 Holiday Season with Open Rehearsals on August 19 and 26.  The 100-member SMFC will present its holiday program the second weekend in December at locations in Bridgewater and Taunton.  At this time, only tenors, basses and first sopranos are being accepted into the group, however all singers are welcome to attend and audition for future placement.  Enthusiastic singers are invited to Open Rehearsals on Monday, August 19 and 26 at 7:00pm, where they may learn about SMFC membership, meet other members of the group and preview our musical program. Following rehearsal a brief audition will be held using music drawn from rehearsal material. Open Rehearsals and all weekly rehearsals are held Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, at the First Congregational (Stone) Church, 785 South Main Street, Raynham. For more information, please visit, call 508-821-9571 or email

Seekonk Animal Shelter Adoptable Pet

Gabbie is a domestic short haired dilute calico and white female cat who is about eight months old. She was found behind a local bed and breakfast living off of the scraps of food they threw out in the trash. A wonderful employee of the bed and breakfast drove Gabbie from a life of horror to us so that she could get the proper care she needed and one day (very soon) get adopted. Gabbie is SUPER friendly and loves to gives hugs (literally she wraps her arms around you) and kisses wherever she can. Gabbie loves to play with other cats, kids and has no fear of dogs. She would be the perfect addition to any cat lovers home. If you are interested in adopting Gabbie or another cat or dog from the Seekonk Animal Shelter please contact us at 508-336-6663 or stop by during visiting hours everyday 2 pm – 4 pm except for Wednesday 3 pm – 6 pm at 100 Peck Street, Seekonk MA 02771

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Town of Seekonk News Notes by Laura Calverley

Voters Approve Additional Funding for Senior Center

At a special election on July 29, voters approved a temporary tax increase to fund additional costs of constructing and furnishing a new senior center. The vote was 803 in favor and 568 opposed. Turnout was about 14 percent of the town’s 9,649 eligible voters. Voters approved a $2.5 million temporary tax increase last year to pay for the project, but due to increasing construction and engineering costs, $386,600 in additional funds are necessary to pay for the project as originally planned. The money will provide an additional 1,000 square feet of space and a generator to provide shelter in emergencies for residents, according to a mailing from the senior center committee. The tax increase for the entire project is expected to cost residents approximately $8.06 per $100,000, declining over 20 years. According to the mailing, construction is expected to begin this fall.

Court Finds Seekonk Violated Charter When it Eliminated Call Fire Dept.

A New Bedford Superior Court judge recently ruled that Seekonk violated the town’s home rule charter when they eliminated the call fire department last year. The judge reportedly denied a request from Seekonk to dismiss a counterclaim filed by the Seekonk Call Firefighters Association in a lawsuit filed by Seekonk. There has been an ongoing legal battle between the call firefighters and the town. In his ruling, the judge reportedly said that the charter requires certain steps be taken before the call fire department can be terminated, including holding a public hearing and getting town meeting’s approval, and those steps weren’t taken. Selectmen are having the town’s legal counsel review the ruling before taking any action.

Town Administrator Is Finalist for Town Manager Position in Dracut

Town administrator Pam Nolan is one of four finalists for the town manager position in Dracut, according to the July 17 edition of the Lowell Sun. Dracut is in Middlesex County, north of Boston. Nolan has also interviewed for town administrator positions in Topsfield and Maynard, according to the Sun

Chronicle. The board of selectmen reportedly did not know that Nolan was seeking another job. Nolan reportedly said she will speak to selectmen privately to explain her reasons for applying for other jobs. Nolan, who previously worked for seven years as town administrator in Truro, started in Seekonk in June 2011. She has about a year left on her contract in Seekonk.

Seekonk Library Releases Strategic Plan

The Seekonk Public Library has released a new long-range plan which details how the library will address the demand for library services over the next four years. The Board of Library Trustees, the library staff and the Strategic Planning Committee worked on the plan for a year. The plan establishes goals for library services, technology, community outreach and resource development. The plan is available on the library website at strategic-pla .

The Seekonk Library Roof Repair May Cost Less than Anticipated

Voters at the June town meeting approved $161,000 from the municipal capital stabilization fund to repair the roof at the Seekonk Public Library, but the project may cost less than expected. Superintendent of Public Works Robert Lamoureux reportedly told selectmen that he thinks the project could be completed for less. The roof has a drainage problem and reportedly needs new downspouts in addition to other work.

Water District Appeals Planning Board Decision on Subdivision

The Seekonk Water District filed a civil complaint in Bristol County Superior Court to appeal the planning board’s decision to approve the proposed Pine Hill Estates subdivision. The planning board voted at a public hearing on June 11 to uphold its earlier vote to approve the project even though the water district had petitioned the planning board to rescind or change its approval of the subdivision because septic systems at the new development could have an adverse effect on the water supply. The water district reportedly said that additional nitrates from the subdivision could jeopardize town wells. The board initially voted to rescind its earlier vote, but voted again to approve after the developer reportedly offered to install septic systems designed to keep nitrate levels low.

State Rep Pushes for Bill to Expand Liquor Store Hours

State Rep. Steve Howitt is sponsoring a bill that would allow liquor stores in Massachusetts to open two hours earlier on Sundays. Under current law, Massachusetts liquor stores cannot open before 12 noon on Sundays. The bill would allow them to open at 10 a.m. Rhode Island is reportedly considering adopting earlier Sunday hours and if they do, supporters of the bill say the earlier opening time could hurt Massachusetts businesses in border communities like Rehoboth and Seekonk.

Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society....................34 Back to School...........................16 Births....................................87 Business Directory.....................93 Classifieds..............................91 Club Announcements.................31 Dining Guide...............................88 Events and Activities..................37 Letters to the Editor......................6 Library......................................44 My Two Cents.............................22 Obituaries................................90 People in the News..................42 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......84 Rehoboth Ramblings..................13 Rehoboth Town News.................14 School...................................59 Scouts..................................70 Seekonk Human Services..........82 Seekonk Town News.................26 Sports Update............................71 Then and Now............................36

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A Ride for Tomorrow Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their donations of raffle items, their sponsorship for the T-Shirts, and everyone that volunteered to help organize the bike run and helped the day of. We would also like to thank the Rehoboth, Seekonk, Norton, Dighton, Taunton, and Somerset Police Departments for keeping all the riders safe on this ride. We would like to also thank all that attended and made this year’s bike run a huge success. Your generosity aided in our efforts to raise money for The Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in memory of our daughter, Mariah Burda. It is because of people like you that we were able to raise $16,590, which will be utilized by The Tomorrow Fund to help other children and their families who have been affected by cancer. Thank you again for your generosity in helping us reach our goal. We hope to see all of you at next year’s ride! The Burda Family & The Committee for A Ride For Tomorrow

South Rehoboth and the Wheeler Street Bridge

The recent meeting regarding the repair and reopening of the Wheeler Street Bridge was an example of town pride and governance at work. I was proud to see how many of my neighbors made the effort, on a hot night, to attend this meeting. I was proud to see the long line of neighbors waiting to express their opinions. I was proud to see how it was important to protect the young and old alike by slowing the traffic and assuring that traffic pattern options will be restored and thus expanded which will divide the flow once again. I was proud of our Selectmen and Selectwomen that they listened, advised and obviously cared. While there are many reasons to reopen the Wheeler Street Bridge, my personal concern centers around safety. When we had the severe rains, Reed Street and Peckham Streets were open. However, there is a stream running beneath Providence Street by the Rumford Hunting and Fishing Club. The water was so high that the road could have washed out here or become impassable. In that case , Peckham Street would have no longer be an option to drive West and vehicles needing to go to or come in from the West (RI direction) would have had only one choice. In an event such as this, with the Wheeler Street Bridge out, that would leave only Reed Street to get to and leave this section of Town in any direct manner. Emergency vehicles would become mice in a maze. We all know that we have a lot of water in Rehoboth. And, we depend upon government to insure that our infrastructure needs are met and our safety is assured. Other folks in Rehoboth may not be as aware of these issues. At this point, I believe that all of the other bridges that were damaged have been restored and with Wheeler Street, we will all be put back together! Susan Adams

Diversity Brings Transparency

At the July 15th Rehoboth Selectmens’ Meeting, there was a disagreement regarding the appointments on the newly created Zoning Bylaw Review Committee. Selectman Susan Pimental insisted that the bylaw review committee was not to promote economic development on Route 44 but to “clean up” the bylaws. This is true. Once the bylaws are cleaned up and updated; hopefully, they will be abided by and enforced for all residences and businesses in town. It is the Rehoboth Economic Development Committee that was instrumental in getting our zoning laws looked at by special town counsel whose expertise is zoning laws and land use. Our town administrator was able to secure Attorney Mark Bobrowski to come to an open meeting and talk about our zoning laws. Attorney Bobrowski stated that our bylaws were outdated and one was so old it was now illegal. Town Meeting approved hiring Attorney Bobrowski and to move forward with the update. During the EDC meetings members discuss ways to bring small business to Rehoboth while maintaining Rehoboth’s rural character. Small business will hopefully create jobs

August 2013 The Reporter for local residents, and some summer jobs for high school students. Small business will broaden our tax base and bring needed tax income into Rehoboth. Its a win, win situation. Elected and appointed officials should base decisions on the common good of the Town and residences in accordance with our zoning bylaws and not based on desires of individuals or businesses. Political candidates talk of diversity and transparency yet when elected it always seems to lie in wait. Rehoboth residents have been told its just a clean up of our bylaws, but even little changes can have a large impact. We should look for the makeup of boards that provide checks and balances for transparency which is only brought forth through a diverse board rather than a one size fits all. Selectman Joe Tito commented that putting a business member on the committee is like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. The zoning bylaw review committee will consist of two of our selectmen who previously served on the planning board, two members from the planning board, the zoning officer, and a member of the zoning board of appeals. I did not see the need for four members who all have planning board experience. It was my feeling that a member of the business community and one from the general public should have been appointed to the review committee for their input and the diversity. The point being, zoning laws effect all sectors of the Town, and the Town would be better served with a more diverse voice and vote in the preparation and during the hearings on any bylaw changes prior to a Town Meeting, when the fox has already left the hen house. Selectman Lorraine A. Botts

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Robert Materne A Local Craftsman

by Sue Pimental Did you know who was commissioned to build the reproduction antique grandfather clock for the Bush library? Rehoboth resident and master craftsman Bob Materne that’s who! A few months ago, I was talking to Bob and he mentioned this little tidbit. I was shocked! Not that he was commissioned, but that I had not hear about it and wasn’t sure anyone else knew this either. I offered to let people know….so here goes. Bob Materne has deep roots in Rehoboth although he grew up in neighboring Barrington. Bob went to URI and received a degree in Resource Management. That probably began his love of the land and his desire to protect natural resources for future generations. After graduating, he earned money painting houses for a living and then went to work for at his father’s machine shop. While he gained a lot of skills that he would incorporate into his current business, he never saw the final product of his work. He worked on various components not final pieces. He decided to enroll at RISD and in 1984 earned his Master of Fine Art in furniture design. His first shop was at his family’s farm in Rehoboth on Pine Street, and then moved to what is now McQuirk fence on Rt 44. At the time it was a gas station and Bob would get constant interruptions from customers looking to have their gas pumped. That’s when he decided to move to Bristol. He recently moved his shop to an old mill building with beautiful detail, a perfect setting for a true craftsman. He started building custom furniture, tables and chairs…and still does. He was looking for a niche. He found it in clocks. His machine shop experience came in handy. He bought several new woodworking equipment like a table saw, planer, shaper and jointer. The rest of his machines are pre 1950 such as a 1920 band saw and he even built his own lathe. All his hand tools (what he uses

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from any damage. However, by sight and lots of research and attention to detail, he reproduced the antique clock to perfection. For Bob, it is not about the money he makes, it’s more important to have one of his pieces in a prestigious library, like a former President’s namesake. Now he has pieces in two! The entire clock is reproduced by Bob, except the movement and painting on the face of the clock. Every detail is carefully considered. Bob makes his own shellac as well as many of his tools used in recreating the intricate detail in every clock. Bob makes the cast for the hardware and a company in Cranston produces the final product based on the cast. A Pennsylvania clockmaker builds the movement that is used in Bob’s tall clock. The hand painted scene on the dial is done by a painter in Michigan. To give you some perspective, this movement costs over $2,000 versus a quartz movement which is about $5.00. Bob purchased some templates to make the inlays that are found on the clock, some as old as 100 years. He uses an old method of burning sand that creates a three dimensional affect on the wood. All the delicate work is done in his basement in Rehoboth. He has veneer dating back to the 1950’s and even uses animal glue. I never understood when someone said that an animal was going to the glue factory….I get it now (yikes!). The level of detail and perfection does not allow for any expansion. Bob can reproduce about 6 tall cases (grandfather clocks) a year and about a dozen of the Terri Pillar & Scroll shelf clock and custom ordered furniture. An interesting fact about the Terri Pillar & Scroll clock, this was the first “mass produced” item. Four thousand were produced by making interchangeable parts. This was the beginning of the industrial revolution, instead of one clock being made by one person, different people made different parts, all interchangeable. Bob personally crafts everything in his shop… he is a shop of one. It takes about 8 to 9 week s to reproduce one of the antique grandfather clocks. He personally delivers all grandfather clocks. He drove 31 hours straight to Texas to deliver and set up the grandfather clock for the Bush library. He arrived Sunday morning and had about a six hour window to set it up before the secret service closed down the library to have it swept and secured for the grand opening. If you are looking for the special piece for your house, maybe an antique grandfather clock or a custom piece of furniture, give Bob a call. Check out his website: www. Bob is married with two daughters and two dogs, all females. He told me “God has special place in heaven for guys like me”. I couldn’t agree more….what a lucky guy you are!!

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Rehoboth Ramblings by Leslie Patterson

Sunny Scenes of Summer

I don’t want summer to be over; I just want it to be better than it’s been in June and July. Oh the humidity! The inescapable arithmetic is that for every lousy day we’ve had (and there have been many) we are losing a chance for a rare beautiful summer day. Don’t we deserve a break after this past winter? I guess not. I was lucky (sort of) to spend some of that horrible mid-July heat wave at the Maine coast. It was too hot there too, though it did cool off in the evening, unlike here. Do you have a special New England place you like to go in the summer? We don’t have a summer home as such. In fact, I’d have a hard time choosing among the three states in Northern New England for such a site. Perhaps I have a slight preference for visiting the Maine coast. We have a sentimental attachment to the Boothbay Harbor region where my husband vacationed as a boy. We are especially fond of the Thursday evening band concerts in front of the little town library, which recall Norman Rockwell at his best. If you’re in this coastal area of Maine and are interested in New England history, I can recommend taking the boat tour to Burnt Island Lighthouse (just a mile from Boothbay Harbor) where there is a living history exhibit with local actors portraying the lighthouse keeper and his family circa 1950. If you like historic houses, Historic New England has two open for visitors in nearby Wiscasset. This time we visited a Victorian-era house called Castle Tucker for an informative and enjoyable tour. Closer to home, there are always the Berkshires and the Cape, if you can stand the traffic. But my two favorite summer locations, much easier to get to, are Little Compton and Westport. We recently expanded our horizons just a little and visited historic Padanaram and Russell Mills in South Dartmouth as part of the 10th annual South Coast Artists’ Open Studio Tour in mid-July. This is an extensive event with over 50 local artists taking part. Some of them offer artists’ demonstrations also. If you missed that weekend, they will be hosting another such event on August 17 and 18. The tour includes a variety of artists’ studios in Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport and South Dartmouth. You can find out more at or pick up a brochure at any of the shops or restaurants along the way. (Note that a GPS or atlas will come in handy because the map on the brochure is a little sketchy.) You can also combine a visit to the beach with your art studio tour for a perfect summer day trip. Even closer to home are our local farmers’ markets. I like to stop by the one at the old Anawan School, next to the Senior Center on Route 118 on Sunday mornings. On a couple of recent Sundays, I saw some unusual visitors to the market while I was buying fresh corn and tomatoes from the Oakdale Farm stand. There were two cute young alpacas from Kave Rock Farm on Reservoir Avenue. Dave and Karen Medeiros have six alpacas on their farm and sell hand-made woolen items made from the animals’ yarn. Other local farmers sometimes have booths at this Sunday market too, and don’t forget about the many farm stands in this area. But now to return to the beach and my favorite hobbyhorse -- litter. The litter around the parking lot at Horseneck this summer is truly appalling and Gooseberry Point is not much better. In Rehoboth, parts of Pond Street seem to be turning into an illegal dumping ground again. I assume there are other problem streets as well. Do we need to install a “litter cam” to catch these idiots in the act? Come on, people, either buy a dump sticker, hire a garbage collection service, or move to a town that offers garbage pick-up. Our roadsides in the summer are all decked out in daylilies and

other exuberant wild plants. They should be beautiful, not an unsanitary eyesore. Summer still has a ways to go. Some people still need reminding not to leave their kids or their dogs in a hot car, even for a few minutes and even on a day that is only moderately warm. It’s best to think of cars as ovens on wheels in the summer. I wish that stores and other public buildings would put up reminder notices about this on their doors. Don’t be shy about telling others about the dangers of hot cars. It really is a matter of life and death.

Visiting the farmers’ market: Lee and Franklin, two young alpacas from Kave Rock Farm in Rehoboth, were on display on a recent Sunday morning at the weekly farmers’ market near the Senior Center on Rt. 118.


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Hello All ~ I cannot believe another month has gone by so quickly. Where does the time go? First, I would like to thank all the individuals who have welcomed and congratulated me on my new position over the past month. It is an honor to serve as Town Clerk and I look forward to many years to come. Thank you Kathy Conti for the lovely article in the June Reporter, thank you Rehoboth Reporter for publicizing my appointment, and thank you Norm Spring for your photography talents.

Election Update

As a quick recap to the June 25th Election, we had 20% of our voters join us in the US Senate Special Election as opposed to the 5% who participated in the April 1 – Town Election and 7% in the April 30th Special State Primary for US Senate. Thank you all who participated. One of our greatest freedoms is the Right to Vote and I encourage everyone to exercise that right every chance we get. With your help we look forward to topping the 20% participation at our next election. Thank you also to all the dedicated constables, election workers, registrars, Veteran volunteers, Neal Harrington, and Alfred Noons for making our elections run so smoothly. We would be lost without you!

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Lynn Shaker and I have been busy swearing in our newly appointed committee members, (approximately 145) since the selectmen’s appointments on June 24th. I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank the many wonderful volunteers in town for your time and dedicated service to our town. Without the generosity of our town volunteers we would be unable to provide the services we are so fortunate to have. Thank you all. Also, we are always looking for new volunteers as well, so if you have a talent you would like to share with the town, please fill out a talent bank form and join the team ~ thank you.

Dog Licenses

I am pleased to see we continue to make progress in licensing our dogs; however, we still have 245 dogs that need to have their license renewed for 2013. As a friendly reminder, all dog licenses were due and payable by April 1st. A $15.00 late fee was assessed for any licenses that were not renewed by June 1st. A non-criminal citation and an additional late fee charge of $25.00 will be issued for any dogs that are not licensed by July 31st, so please mail in or come in and license your dogs to avoid any further late charges ~ thank you.

Marriage Certificates

June through August are proving to be quite popular for weddings as we currently have seventeen couples that have applied for a Marriage Certificate through the Town Clerk’s Office. Congratulations to you all. I wish you all as much happiness as I have had in my 28 years of marriage.

Business Certificates

If you are filing for a new business within the Town of Rehoboth or if you are planning to file a DBA (Doing Business As), you must first go to the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer’s Office at 320

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Finally, we have updated the posting notice in an effort to streamline the process for committee members and the Town Clerk’s office. If you haven’t already received a copy of the new form, and do schedule board/committee meetings, please let Lynn or I know and we will forward it to you. We are happy to inform you that through the use of this form, no longer do you need to drive to town hall and post your meeting, you can simply fill out the form, e-mail it back to us and your meeting is posted. Hope you like the new changes ~ more to come. In closing, Lynn and I wish you all a safe, happy, and most enjoyable summer/vacation season. Laura Schwall & Lynn Shaker

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Are You Ready?

BACK TO SCHOOL Sleeping Tips For Back-To-School Success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night's sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child's performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact, recent studies show that American students might be falling behind in school due to a lack of shut-eye. With all the excitement and stress that accompanies the new school year, many children slip into a pattern all too familiar to tired parents. One more book, one more glass of water, one more TV show ... the child who continually resists going to bed experiences difficulty in falling asleep, resulting in what doctors identify as limitsetting sleep disorder. Parents can help children through the transition by creating an enjoyable bedtime routine that's fun and relaxing, says Dr. Laura Sergis, pediatrician for the Children's Medical Group and advisory board member at Cloud b, creators of award-winning products designed to help children sleep. The all important routine can include family story time with favorite books, sing-alongs to favorite lullabies and cuddly companions that alleviate night time fears with soothing sounds and lights. Incorporating a trusted buddy like Cloud b's new Twilight Carz in the bedtime routine helps children transition from Sai Kelly and Paula C. Paluch playtime to bedtime with its fun push and play action by day and Certified Classroom Teachers its soothing starlight projection by night. Sleep expert Kim West, licensed certified social worker, also Personalized, Professional & Effective Academic Support known as The Sleep Lady, recommends that all electronics be Help your child be successful and build confidence turned off an hour before bedtime. Homework and getting bags together should be done before the one-hour electronics off time Call today for more information - the one hour should be for relaxing activities including bathing, 1-508-269-7812 • 1-401-626-7182 washing up, reading, talking about the day, etc. Read stories like 183 Winthrop St. • Rehoboth, MA (Rt 44) the new Scholastic classic, "My Turtle and Me", inspired by Cloud b's Twilight Turtle, an adorable plush that projects a soothing view of the night sky to comfort children to a peaceful night's sleep. Celebrating 38 years of experience in Dance Education...Discover the difference! Parents can add another magical element to the routine with Cloud b's new Twilight Turtle Tunes that plays personalized lullabies featuring favorite songs, soothing sounds and even the voices of loving parents or caregivers as it projects a starry sky above. Parents put it all together on the Twilight Turtle Tunes app that delivers the magic to the special edition toy via Bluetooth. In planning the ideal bedtime, West suggests parents do "the math backwards." For example, if your 2-year-old needs to be up at 7 a.m. to get dressed and out the door to daycare, then he should be asleep by 8 p.m. (This age needs, on average, 11 hours at night and two hours during the day.) She notes that it also goes without saying that parents should eliminate caffeine from their children's diets. If it can't be done completely, then no caffeine after 3 p.m. Dinner should be at least two hours before bedtime so that your child gets a chance to digest.

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A Fun Approach To Teaching Kids Nutrition Wisdom (BPT) - As children across the country head back to school, life for families becomes a little more hectic. Just because days are busy, don't let nutrition fall by the wayside. Teaching children nutritious eating habits now can mean a lifetime of health, plus it can be a lot of fun to eat, laugh and spend time together.

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Are You Ready? Here are some simple yet effective tips from Daulter to get your kids excited about nutrition and help them make good food choices:

1. Make mealtime special

"In our fast-paced lives, we have somehow lost the concept that eating is not just about the actual food. It's about the connection, the time spent enjoying every bite, laughing, talking and sharing. Our families need this time together," Daulter says. Create a routine. Consider starting dinner at a similar time each night. Designate different nights for different types of meals, such as vegetarian Monday, or make-your-own pizza Saturdays. Have children help with the meal prep and cleanup, if age-appropriate. Light a candle during dinner, and allocate plenty of time for conversation - it's one of the best ways to bond with loved ones.

2. Adopt a healthy morning routine

While most families are time-crunched on weekday mornings, it's important to make time for breakfast so kids get the nutrition they need before heading to school. Healthy breakfasts incorporate whole grains, protein, fresh fruit, and supplements that support brain and body health. "Supplements can be an easy way for mom and dad to ensure that their children get the important nutrients they need, especially during busy mornings," says Daulter. "I recommend giving kids a boost of brain-building nutrition with a kid-friendly omega-3 supplement. I like chewable, strawberry-flavored Nordic Naturals Children's DHA. This essential nutrient is brain food, proven to support brain growth and health. Additionally, omega-3s support a healthy immune and nervous system, too."


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"When your children are fed better, they learn better," says Daulter. "Their bodies react to being fed good pure foods that give them the fuel they need to get through each and every school day." Save time by making lunches the night before or do a big Sunday cut-and-chop day for raw ingredients throughout the week. Here is a sample of what you'll find in Daulter's children's lunch baskets: Black Bean Soup Lunch * Classic Caesar salad * Homemade wheat parmesan chips * Raw: Asian pears and clementines

4. Have healthy snacks on hand

"Kids bodies tend to be more in tune with their internal signals and they inherently seem to know that they need more little meals throughout the day, rather than three big meals," Daulter says. "Eating smaller portions frequently throughout the day provides more energy when we need it and is easier for our bodies to digest." Daulter keeps several small kids tables throughout the house so her children can nibble on snacks while they continue to play. What sorts of things does she like to feed her kids for snacks? Nuts, homemade fruit roll-ups, pumpkin seeds, veggie popcorn, fresh fruits, carrot sticks, and cheese are all healthful snacks that keep kids' bellies full.

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5. Teach healthy eating habits through activity

"My kids and their friends love to cook and help us prepare meals, and the more we include them in the process, the more invested they become in their own health," says Daulter. You may be surprised by how excited your children get by being involved in the entire meal process. When you go to the grocery store or farmers market, have children help pick out veggies. If you grow your own, let them pick the produce and help wash, peel and prep it for meals. "Even the youngest child can help mix in flour for fresh bread or learn to whip her own honey butter," says Daulter. "These tasty teachings will not only give them practical and valuable life skills, but will leave them with loving memories of family cooking days that were spent laughing, creating, and of course, eating!"

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TO SCHOOL Hornbine School Open To The Public

The Hornbine School Museum would like to invite all Rehoboth residents and other interested individuals to visit The Hornbine School, a one-room school house in Rehoboth. The school will open the second and fourth Sundays during August and September from 2 pm - 4 pm. Interested visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building. There is no admission charge. The Hornbine School is a one-room school museum. It was built about one hundred and sixty-six years ago. It remains nestled between the original stone walls at its initial location. Inside the classroom there are old books and pictures on display, an original black board (a board painted black) and original student’s desks from Rehoboth, Dighton and Vermont. Visitors will view an old teacher’s desk used in the old Palmer River School (District #8) on Mason Street in Rehoboth. It was donated by Mrs. Arthur Hunt. This year, Arthur Pierce donated a black board that had been 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. We also have a wonderful new framed watercolor painting of the Hornbine School in the Spring for visitors to view. It has been donated by Alyce Crowell for us to auction off at the Carpenter Museum’s Silent Auction on September 27th. Proceeds will benefit both museums. Ms. Crowell is a talented, price winning, artist with a passion for watercolor painting, who retired as a 2nd grade teacher from Palmer River School several years ago. Young visitors enjoy using horn books, slates, feather pens, and several old games. The Sanitary is always an object of fascination for the young. To learn more about the Hornbine School, visit our web site at http://hornbineschool. or call our head Mistress, Beverly Pettine at 1-401-431-1770 or Dave Downs at 1-508-222-7326.

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Above: Arthur Pierce with Evelyn Boise pictured in front of the black board Arthur donated. Left: Josh Faulder from Attleboro having fun playing outside the School with an old game called Graces.

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Summer has brought an influx of kittens as well as some wonderful adult cats in need of homes. There are several young-adult and middle-aged cats who lost their homes when their people’s lives changed. If you are looking for a quiet companion, you should come meet one of them. They already spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, and combotested negative. On the other hand, if you want a lively kitten, you could consider Hannah and her family. Mother and babies have sweet tempers and like people. Hannah is a pretty tabby/tortoiseshell; one kitten is an orange boy and the four girls are darker. For more information, or to report a missing animal, call 508252-5421, ext. 126 or e-mail You can see all the adoptable pets at MA152.html. Donations of cat litter and food are always welcome, as are toys for the cats.


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Rehoboth Heirloom Quilt to be Raffled

Back in 1988, Marjorie Kane purchased a raffle ticket and was the lucky winner of a beautiful quilt hand sewn by some of the members of Rehoboth’s Annawan Historical Society. These ladies worked together on this project as the highlight of their annual Quilt Show. Each of the sixteen appliquéd squares depicts a historical site in Rehoboth. The squares are titled and some are dated to include: Old Goff Hall, Trolley Car, Oak Swamp School, Baker Bullock Saw Mill, Ice Houses, Yellow Meeting House, Vincent’s Shoe Shop, Lake Street Meeting House, Car Barn, Goff Inn, Clambake Tent, Thurber Mill, Becky’s Candies, Shad Factory, Village Mill, and the final square represents the Annawan Historical Society and is dated 1988. After winning the quilt, Marjorie took a photo of each square and researched it. She hand wrote a historical description of each. These are together in an album along with her winning ticket. This heirloom was lovingly cared for and it is in beautiful condition. It has been graciously donated to the Missions Committee of Rehoboth Congregational Church by members of her family in memory of Marjorie Kane. The Missions Committee is excited to offer, this historic quilt and descriptive album to be raffled off on November 2. The proceeds from this raffle will be used to support missions projects, such as Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry, and Thanksgiving baskets distributed to families in Rehoboth. You can see this lovely quilt and album and purchase raffle tickets at the Rehoboth Block Party September 21, at Rehoboth Congregational Church’s Soup Supper in October or at their annual Christmas Bazaar on November 1 and 2. The drawing will be held on November 2 at 2 PM. Tickets can also be purchased from Mission Committee members. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3/$10.00.

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By Rehoboth Selectman, Sue Pimental

At a recent board of selectman meeting, I realized that a lot of people in town don’t know or don’t understand the role of the Selectman. So, I thought I would let you know….remember; this Foxx Fence is the world according to me. It’s my opinion and based on what gives you 100% I know and what I have experience as a Selectman. The board customer service is made up of five members….all have equal votes. Although I and satisfaction. am chairman, my vote does not count more than any of my other selectman. My role is to “run” the meeting… which means I open the meeting, I open up the floor for discussion on agenda items See Our Website at and then I ask for motions. As chairman I cannot make a motion. All votes require a motion and then a second, and then we discuss. After we have discussed an issue, I will ask for a vote. The town administrator prepares the meeting agenda. The town administrator takes meeting notes and records a narrative of the discussion and the voting results of each item. The Selectman’s role in my opinion is to administer the vote of 2 Park Street Rt 118 - Rehoboth, MA 02769 the people. Town Meeting is the final say for almost everything we do in town. There are a few exceptions but those exceptions 508-226-1330 - Fax 508-226-8068 follow Mass General Law, which the Selectman are required to follow. All town bylaws at some point went before town meeting to be accepted. Once accepted they become the “law of the land”. The Selectman can not violate any bylaws….well, they can, but it would be a violation of law. We take an oath to abide by the law Aug 22 to Sept 24, 2013 when we are elected. If we violated open meeting law, fines can be levied against us personally. If we violate law, penalties could be charged against the town. We have a responsibility and a duty Family Business Since 1976 to abide by the laws of the town. Our Years of Experience are our best tool to repair your car The Selectman appoints all committee members of boards except those boards or positions that are elected. We are all elected officials and the Selectman cannot tell another elected official what to do nor does any of the other elected official report to us. We are lucky in town that all elected officials work together for the common good…at least they do now. The board issues licenses for doing business in town. We follow the Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA ® rules and regulations in accepting a license Our town administrator and A Developmentally Appropriate application. A Developmentally Appropriate assistant town administrator prepare all the required documents needed in order for the Pre-School for: Pre-School Program Program for: board to review and ultimately vote on to and Seekonkissue a license. We can ask question of the Dighton, Dighton, RehobothRehoboth and Seekonk applicant but we are following Mass General Law when issuing a license. There are other boards in town, such as the Planning board (an elected board), and appointed boards, such as the Conservation Committee, Board of Health and Zoning Board of Appeals. Although some boards • Foster Children Automatically Qualify • Foster Children Automatically Qualify members are appointed by the Board of Selectman, the specific duties and respon• Breakfast & Lunch Served • Breakfast & Lunch Served sibilities of maintaining and enforcing our Part Based Day & Options Home Based Options Available • Part Day & •Home Available bylaws falls on those committees, not the board of Selectman. There are a lot of reasons why the board of selectman do not get involved (or should not); the most obvious is the appearance of intimidation. Can you imagine a Selectman going to Conservation and arguing for or against an issue before Ma. License # 8117990 Ma. License # 8117990 #212592

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the board? The board members should be voting to uphold the ard awn are pecialist bylaw and should never feel that their vote will somehow influence their appointment….that is abuse of power. I also don’t think we hris anley should micromanage any board or department. You appoint or hire competent people to do the job. The selectman cannot over Does Yard Work give you STRESS ????? rule the vote of another board. The selectman each year work with the various departments Why spend ALL of Your time maintaining your yard heads to come up with a budget for the town that hopefully lives within their revenue stream. Our budget is sent to the finance when you could just be ENJOYING it??? committee to determine the source of funding and then it is presented to town meeting for their vote. Once the budget is set, the Spring/Fall Cleanups - Weekly Lawn Maintenance Selectman cannot spend more than what was voted on at town meeting. There is a budget line referred to Reserve Fund. This is Landscape Design/Installation for unforeseen expenditures that could not be anticipated in the Hedge/Shrub Pruning - FREE Estimates budget. The finance committee has control of this fund….that is Competitive Pricing the checks in balance in our government….wouldn’t make sense to have the board of selectman control this line when they are the one submitting the budget. 508-336-9582 The Selectman answer to the voters in town, we were elected by you. If you have a question or concern and want to talk to any30 years Experience one of us, you can call us or email us directly. You can find our telephone number and email address on the town’s website. While I welcome any all calls, if you have an emergency you should be contacting the police directly. The issue of our town cell phone numbers and email addresses came up at a recent meeting. Some residents were unable to locate that information; it has since been added to the town’s website. While I was at the town office, I was played a message that was left on the Selectman office voice mail. A resident had locked himself out of the house and wanted the Selectman office to contact the police for assistance. It’s worth stating the obvious, if you have an emergency call the police. The town office phone goes to voice mail after hours (after 4:30); the message won’t be retrieved until the next day. I hope the resident made a second call directly to the police for assistance and didn’t wait all night for a help. Just because our phone numbers are listed on the website does not mean that you should call us in the event of an emergency. While I think any one of us would try to offer assistance, any emergency should be directed to the Serving Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea appropriate department. and surrounding area If you have a specific issue regarding, say a building permit, you should contact the building department for assistance. Although we appoint and hire town employees, I do not micromanage nor would I interfere with their duties and responsibilities. Our Services Include: town’s website was recently updated and • In-Home Pet Sitting • Mid-Day Exercise and Training has a lot of good information to direct you to the appropriate department. I am always • Broad Range of Pet Training • Behavioral Modification open to suggestions or any improvements • Pet Taxi, Including Vet Visits • Backyard Wildlife Management to the website or our town government. If you watch any of the Selectman meetings, You’ll feel confident and relaxed we don’t always agree. Sometimes the while you are away with your pets discussion gets a little heated (I’m guilty of that), but I think it’s healthily to have a pasin our capable, caring hands. sionate debate about an issue. In the end we will likely come to a better solution. I don’t feel my fellow selectman have any other Professional Memberships Include: motive in their discussion or opinions other Free Ongoing Consultation •ABS Animal Behavior Society than what they feel is in the best interest of •ACABC Association Of Companion For “Preferred Customers” the town. That makes the debate so much Animal Behavior Counselors Initial Consultation Free easier….it’s hard to debate an issue when •NAPPS National Association Of Fully Bonded and Insured you know someone has a personal agenda, Professional Pet Sitters you are always on the defensive….makes for John J. Smith, Owner/Operator •PSI Pet Sitters International ineffective government.


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By Jan Parker, Seekonk Town Clerk By the time this issue of the Reporter is delivered to homes, the special election for the Senior Center funding will have gone by. Thank you to all who take the time to go to the polls and exercise their right to vote. As Seekonk is not in the Fifth Congressional District, we do not have any more State elections this year. It has been a busy year with the elections for Senator Kerry’s seat. Our annual tribute to our public safety employees will be held on Thursday night, September 12th at 6:00PM at the Public Safety Complex on Taunton Avenue. We have done this every year since the September 11th attack in New York City. The elementary school students from Martin and Aitken School and the High School music department will be participating, along with the Seekonk Police Honor Guard. The program will last about 45 minutes. Please plan to attend and show your support for our public safety employees and to remember those who perished on September 11th. Please bring a lawn chair and enjoy the program. Save a Pet will be holding their second annual craft and vendor show on Saturday, September 14th at the Hurley Middle School on Newman Avenue. If you wish to rent a space, you may contact this office at 336-2920. A space is $25.00 with all the table rental proceeds going to the Save a Pet Society. Plan to stop by and support the vendors and crafters. Save a Pet will be selling their animal tee shirts and magnets. Hope that everyone is having a great summer. The heat has been hard to bear sometimes, but just remember last winter without heat and electricity. Think we all swore that we would never complain about the heat again. We all have short memories I guess. Please plan to join us in paying tribute to our police, fire, paramedics and military on September 12th. Seekonk is fortunate to have such dedicated safety personnel and we need to let them know that they are appreciated.

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Local government officials need to have a clear understanding of the “capital infrastructure liabilities” their community is faced with before they prepare an operating budget for any upcoming fiscal year. The Capital Plan is the blueprint for planning the expenditure of money outside of a town’s operating budget to invest in capital infrastructure over a period of time. These liabilities may include replacement of boilers, HVAC systems, new roofs, fire alarm upgrades, parking lot repavement and window replacements, to list a few examples. Acknowledging the need to plan for these liabilities forces a basis of priority setting to ensure responsible budgeting for town operations, as well as responsible appropriation of free cash in the fall, resulting in long term stability in town wide fiscal management. In simplest terms, it is proactive to ensure that there are “no surprises.” The Seekonk Municipal Capital Improvement Committee received up to $80,000 in funding approval at the November 2010 town meeting to conduct a town wide Facili-

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Please join the Rehoboth Anawan Lions for an evening of good friends, good food, and dancing on Friday August 9th, 2013 at the Crestwood Country Club from 6-11p. This event is sponsored by the Rehoboth Anawan Lions and is a fundraiser for Mass Eye Research. All proceeds will be donated. Tickets are $25.00. There will be the World-Famous Extra-Large Summer Bash Basket to bid on as usual. We hope to see you there! Please call any Lions member or Denise Thomas at 774-218-8002 for tickets and information. A great way to spend an August evening.

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25th Annual Rehoboth Lions Golf Tournament

The Rehoboth Lions are again sponsoring their annual golf tournament on Monday, September 30 at 1 PM. Crestwood C.C. will again be the site of the tournament. The format will be a “Bramble” where teams will play the best drive, then each player will play their own ball. The team will record the two best scores on each hole (no handicaps).v Prizes for the top five teams. Men’s and Women’s teams as well as coed teams are welcomed. The $125 per person fee includes golf, cart, and dinner buffet. Discount for registration by August 25. As usual the Lions will have the best selection of raffle prizes for any tournament. Complete the entry form which can be found here, or downloaded at the Lions website (http://, or at the Rehoboth Now website (http:// For further information you can contact Jim Whitehead (508-989-0821) or Jay Crandall (508-252-6878).

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The Rehoboth Anawan Lions club held it’s meeting on July 18th and our new President Nadene Martin held a very well attended and was very much on the ball with her list of what she wanted to accomplish at that meeting. Congratulations! Keep up the good work! We all got out on time. She had a list of projects and chairpersons for the year who accepted the responsibility of chairing the event. Our first event of the year is our Chardonnay night at the restaurant where you con go in for dinner from 4 pm till closing, have dinner and tell The hostess that you’re there for the Lions and we get a donation from the restaurant. It’s a great night out and it goes into our charity account. Our next project will be our Summer Bash to be held at Crestwood Country Club. This event will be chaired by Denise Thomas and will be a lot of fun with good food, dancing, a lot of friendships returning and we are looking forward to that. Hope to see you there. Call Denise for tickets at 774-218-8002. It will take place on August 9th, 6 – 11 pm. Our chairperson Maryann Parella is in charge of school clothes this year and we

August 2013 The Reporter will be doing Yankee Candles also. Watch for this coming up in September and hopefully everyone will need candles again. More coming up in another month and in another reporter. Keep an eye out for the advertising of the Harvest Block Party for September.

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Dighton Community Calico Fair Oct. 19, 2013

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1 year - Donna Lacroix, Pauline mar us son, Diana Rochforte 2 year - Sue.Nokes, Cathy Silvia 3 year - Gerry Carpenter 4 year - Janice Goulart 5 year - Linda Ferreira, Cheryl Gouveia 6 year - Nadene Martin 7 year - Cheryl Tait 8 year - Carole Grenier 9 year - Helen Dennen, Debbie Pires, Maryann Parrella, Denise Thomas, Lynne Vickery 11 year - Alice Oliver, 12 year - Ellie Horton, 13 year - Elaine Ferreira, Jeanne Noons 21 year - Kathy Amaral, Charlene Cunha, Bernie DeRoche, Trudy Smith COMGRATULATIONS TO ALL and keep up the good work.

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Crafters and Vendors Wanted for Auxiliary Fall Bazaar

On Saturday, 10/19, the American Legion Auxiliary of Seekonk will be holding their Fall Bazaar. It will be held at the American Legion Post located at 351 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Each space holds an 8 foot table and 2 chairs. Tables and chairs will be provided. The donation for each space is $25.00. Proceeds will help the Auxiliary to continue their programs that benefit Veterans, their families and our local community. Please contact Kathy at 401-434-8917 or to reserve your space or for more information.

Dighton Historical Society’s House Still Open On Wednesday Mornings:

The Dighton Historical Society’s Winslow-Davis House at the corner of Main and Williams Streets will be open every Wednesday morning through September from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Stop by and visit, perhaps get to meet with Elaine Varley, Museum Curator and Dighton Historian, who will be 95 in August and is still very active in the Town’s historical heritage. Geneaology questions? Elaine has answers! Dighton history questions? Elaine has answers. There are many exhibits, from Native American artifacts to colonial and military items and furnishings. We hope you can join us for a short visit.

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Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or grade school kid, you’ll have fun trying our Summer Scavenger Hunt. Our interns Amanda Knox and Roy Power will be here Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am–3pm to show you around the museum and help you find what you’re looking for. You can also stop by on Sundays 2-4pm. And your reward for a job well done? Free lemonade and cookies! Remember, we’re air-conditioned and we like visitors! Also, we have a neat board game that you can play called “Made for Trade.” And, if it’s a nice day, why not sit out on our lawn or enjoy looking around our herb garden while you sip your lemonade?

An Oktoberfest in September? Sure!

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“It’s Your Business, Rehoboth!”

Earle Dias Interiors: Still a Thriving Rehoboth Business After 28 Years

Long-time Rehoboth resident Earle Dias was interviewed at the Carpenter Museum in July by Caleb Dyer, a student at DightonRehoboth Regional High School, as part of the museum’s oral history project, “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth!” Earle is the owner of Dias Interiors and Carpet Cleaning on Route 44, and he has lived in Rehoboth most of his life. But before he started the business 28 years ago, he worked in Seekonk. Before carpet cleaning, Earle was in the furniture upholstery business. Earle said that his wife Priscilla runs the office very efficiently. “I give her a lot of credit for making our business successful,” he said. The business includes Earle and Priscilla’s sons Kenneth, David, and Earle, along with son Earle’s brother-in-law Russell Leonard. “We started the carpet cleaning and flooring business in 1985. We do tile, hardwood, and carpets. The business has grown considerably in the last 10 years. We were first at 183 Winthrop Street and since 1994 we’ve been at 151 Winthrop Street,” he said. Earle got started in the upholstery business because his brother was an upholsterer. Earle said that before that, he had worked in a chemical plant where there was an explosion that killed seven co-workers. “That was pretty traumatic.” He first started doing upholstery out of his home in Seekonk, then out of his home on Reservoir Avenue after moving to Rehoboth. Asked how business was doing, Earle said that before the recent recession, business was really booming, then things slowed down a bit. “Now I think things are turning around. Before the recession, it was like a false economy. Now maybe we’ll get back to reality.” Earle added, “Small businesses are not only an asset to the town, but they are the backbone of this country.” Earle was born in Riverside, RI. Then his family moved to Smith Street in Dighton, and then to Rehoboth in 1946. Earle graduated from Taunton High School in 1955. He joined the Army in 1957 and when he came out of the Army, he bought a house in Seekonk. Eventually he bought land in Rehoboth and built a house there in 1976. The Dias family goes back over 100 years in Rehoboth. His father was born on Cedar Street in 1904, but lost his mother (Earle’s grandmother) in 1909. Earle knows his grandparents were in Rehoboth in 1896 because he has a bill for $400 that was among their papers. It was for the purchase of seven pigs, a horse, and a couple of wagons. “You should see all the paperwork; it looks like a mortgage or something.” Would he like to keep the business in his family? “Oh yeah, Rehoboth has been good to me; I’ve had a lot of support here.” He added that his Uncle Joe Dias had another family business in Rehoboth long ago, a Ford dealership on Rt. 44. How much has the town changed over the years? “A great deal,” Earle said. “When I was a boy, you knew everybody in town and they knew you. There was one policeman. Walter Goff was the fire chief. When we used to sit around with him in the evenings, we thought we were really special.” This and other oral histories about local businesses will be accessible through our website this fall. Check out our website: “When I was a boy, you knew everybody in town,” remembers Earle Dias of Earle Dias Interiors. D-R student Caleb Dyer (r) interviewed Earle recently as part of our “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth!”

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Imagine stocking shelves in a grocery store in the 1920s and 1930s. Placing bags of flour, for instance, would involve a couple of additional steps when compared to today’s procedure. First of all, flour would come to the store in large barrels. Your task would be to open the barrel, scoop out just the right amount of flour (by weight), put it into a bag, tie the bag with string and put it on the shelf. This is the type of work that a young Earl Goff would have done in his grandfather’s store. If you guessed that the grocery store pictured in our July Then & Now was the W.O. Goff Store, you were correct. Willie Goff opened the store, located on the corner of Perryville Road and Anawan Street in 1901. As with many neighborhood grocery stores, people could purchase the day to day items that were necessary during that time period. With the introduction of telephones, customers were able to call in their orders and have them delivered. The store continued to operate as a grocery store until 1935. It then became a facility for distributing free food to the needy during the depression. The building housing the store was eventually moved to the corner of Anawan Street and Fairview Avenue where it became a private residence. Many thanks to Earl Goff for information contained in this article. Congratulations to our winner, 3rd grader Samuel DeMoura.

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Our August Then & Now is yet another grocery store that was in operation in the 1800s. This month’s clue is that it once stood nearly across the street from the current location of what was once the W.O. Goff Store. If you would like to guess the answer, email it to the Carpenter Museum at or mail it to P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. A winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and that person will receive a prize. Winners will be announced in the Rehoboth Reporter along with a photo of the correct location and more details. The deadline for submitting a guess is August 20. If you have information concerning an item or have an idea that you think could be featured in “Then and Now” please email us at or call 508-252-3031.

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Events & Activities Rehoboth Contra Dance

Friday, August 9th

Chris Weiler leads the Rehoboth contra dance on August 9

There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, August 9, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. All dances will be taught by caller Chris Weiler. Music will be performed by Amy Larkin, Glen Loper, and Bethany Waickman. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375;

Forever Paws Animal Shelter Fundraiser The Portuguese Fireman, Steve Lopes Saturday, August 10Th

The Elks Club, 4500 N Main St., Fall River MA Cocktails 6:30 - 7:00 Sandwich and dessert - 7:00 Tickets are $25.00 Tickets call 508-678-0804

Chorus of East Providence Open Sing Announcement Welcome Prospective Members! Tuesday September 10th 2013

The ChoruS of East Providence is a Non – Auditioned Chorus and is accepting new members and eagerly seeks Sopranos Tenors and Basses! Adult singers from all communities may join without audition. If you’re interested in singing with us, please contact us about coming to a scheduled Open Sing rehearsal. Dues, which include the cost of music and a rehearsal CD for 2 semesters (Holiday & Spring), are $90. For the year. Chorus members are expected to attend all rehearsals, which are normally Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at St Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. Director: Beth Armstrong ACCOMPANIST: Victoria Lambrozo The Chorus of East Providence was incorporated as a Rhode Island non-profit organization in September 2007 and is now designated as a 501(c)(3) status organization. The Chorus is led by its Board of Directors and operates in accordance with its Bylaws. Board of Directors for 2012/2013: Maureen Conroy, President; Sandra Medeiros, Vice President; Phil Abbatomarco Treasurer; Judith Antonio, Secretary. Other directors: Olivia Howard, William Simpson, and Susan Spaulding Kathy Leonard. Section Leaders: Katie Karikas Soprano, Kelsey Oliver Alto; Cathy Burnett Tenor, Donald Atkins Bass. If you love to sing, Please come to join us!

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Food / Beverage Bands / Music Helicopter Rides Car Cruise Hayrides Fun for Kids Demonstrations (K-9; Karate; Dance) Farmer’s Market Organizations Picnic Area Petting Zoo

Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Rain Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Family Fun Fair – Don’t Miss the Boat Saturday, August 10th, 11 am – 3 pm

Rehoboth Baptist Church; 132 Moulton Street, Rehoboth This free, fourth annual, family event will be held at 132 Moulton Street in Rehoboth, MA. Activities will emphasize a Noah’s Ark theme. Puppet show, music, Bible story, cupcake decorating, maze, craft, water games, bouncy house. Hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and watermelon. Appearances of the Triboro Bluegrass Gospel Jam and baby farm animals from Farm Visits. For more details, please visit our website or call us at 508-252-6437.

Memorial Baptist Church Celebrate 50th Anniversary of their Dedication August 17th

The Memorial Baptist Church Anniversary Committee invites you on August 17th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of our church. We will be having a pig roast dinner serving at 5pm followed by a concert under the beech tree by our own praise team. Come early, stay late, mingle, renew old and make new friendships. Menu is roast pig, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad and chicken breast as an alternative to pork. Tickets are: General Admission $20, members and special invited guests $10 and children under 12 $5. Located at 340 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA Contact Franklin Bruce at for more info or tickets.

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Community Dance August 18th

*FREE* On Sunday evening, August 18, 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 August 18 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 or call 508-669-5656.

North Christian Church Community Concert, Cookout And Yard Sale September 7th From 12 PM – 4 PM

North Christian Church Community Concert and Cookout and Yard Sale is a free concert and cookout for the residents of Dighton, Rehoboth and the surrounding areas. All are welcome! September 7th from 12 pm – 4 pm. Our desire is to engage the community with free fun and games, music and other social activities while at the same time defining the function of our church in the community. It will be a light-hearted event catering to all the family. We have a children’s station with many activities ensuring that they have a great day! There will be great music, food and fun for all the family. We look forward to seeing you there! Pastor Robert Wilson and everyone at North Christian Church

August 24th 1:00-6:00pm (RAIN OR SHINE) To Benefit Rehoboth Lion’s Charities

Where: What:

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Fundraiser for Fuel Assistance for Rehoboth Seniors September 13th

Stroll Down Memory Lane on September 13th from 6 to 11:00 pm at the Attleboro Elks on Rte 152. Entertainers are The Villanaires, Reminisce, and Elvis impersonator Vic Solo. Hors d’oeuvres by Youngs Caterers. There will be raffles. This is a fundraiser to keep our Rehoboth seniors warm this winter. Proceeds will be given to Friends of the Rehoboth Elderly for fuel assistance. Tickets are $20/person and are available at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center 508-252-3372 or call Lorraine 774-991-0032. Get your tickets now as we believe this event will sell out fast. This event is the brain child of Jim Scimone and Mike Olsen, volunteer cooks at the senior center. All ages are welcome! A special invitation to the younger generation to come and listen to the music of the 50’s and 60’s. You will not be able to sit still. Get ready to rock and roll, and experience a great night of music and dancing. Oldies attire is optional. People who cannot attend, please consider giving a donation. It is a very worthy cause. ewring RegNiset orn! a w o c N tFi Lo Fall!

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All Saints Anglican 5th Annual Art, Craft and Vendor Fair

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We are looking for individuals who do Arts, Crafts or a small Business and would like to in secure a location at our Fair to be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1188 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA. Fair will be held Rain or Shine. Space is $35.00. Bring your own table and tent. Sales open to public 10 am to 3 pm. Food will be available. Contact Janet Donovan at 508-222-2640 (leave contact info) for more information. Deadline for registration is August 1, 2013.

St. Mary’s 20th Annual Clam Boil/Steak Fry

Sunday, September 15, 2013 South Seekonk Gun Club; 65 Reed St. Rehoboth, Mass; Gathering 4pm / Dinner 5pm Prices: Clam Boil $25.00 Steak fry $20.00 (children under 10 free - clam boil only) Raffle tickets available for great prizes. For tickets please call; Mike Boyce 401-253-2734

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Crafters and Vendors Wanted for Auxiliary Fall Bazaar

On Saturday, 10/19, the American Legion Auxiliary of Seekonk will be holding their Fall Bazaar. It will be held at the American Legion Post located at 351 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Each space holds an 8 foot table and 2 chairs. Tables and chairs will be provided. The donation for each space is $25.00. Proceeds will help the Auxiliary to continue their programs that benefit Veterans, their families and our local community. Please contact Kathy at 401-434-8917 or to reserve your space or for more information.

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United Regional Chamber Friends & Family Fall Fest

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Friends & Family Fall Fest on Sept. 22. This all-inclusive event will be fun for families, and offers a great alternative for companies who want to host a summer outing for their employees. The event, which runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., features a B & M Catering pig roast with all the fixings, hamburgers, hot dogs, games and a variety of FUN Enterprises activities. The location is Country Gardens Special Event Facility, 339 Tremont St., Rehoboth, MA 02769, a six-acre facility with beautiful gardens and a lawn big enough to host volleyball, croquet, bocce and horseshoes. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 5 to 12, and children under 5 are free. Registration and prepayment are required. Call 508-222-0801.

Dighton Rehoboth Marching Band First Annual FODRMB Golf Tournament

The Friends of the Dighton Rehoboth Marching Band announce the first annual FODRMB Golf Tournament to be held on September 30, 2013 at the beautiful Segregansett Country Club on Route 44 in Taunton. Registration begins at 11:00am with a Shotgun start at 1:00pm. FODRMB President Steven Grota says the group is looking forward to a fun event. “We’ve wanted to have a tournament for quite some time and have had many requests over the years. Thanks to an incredibly active and supportive group of parents we were able to make it happen this year.” stated Grota. The Dighton-Rehoboth High School Marching Band is completely selffunded and receives no financial support from the school district, and yet year after year receives tremendous accolades for its performances. The band is able to travel to away football games and perform their complete halftime show thanks to the volunteer efforts of parents and friends through various fundraising activities. The D-R Marching Band has built quite the reputation for delivering a show with fabulous props and special effects. Tournament organizer Anthony Grossi says the Segregansett Country Club is the perfect venue for the tournament. “Not only is the club perfectly situated near Dighton and Rehoboth, but it is a great course as well.” said Grossi. Founded in 1893, the club is one of the 100 oldest in America, and is the fifth oldest in Massachusetts. Grossi adds, “In order for a course to be around for as long as ‘Seggy’ has, it must have that perfect combination of challenging design and attention to conditions- and Seggy does an outstanding job. I’m really looking forward to spending a beautiful New England Autumn afternoon playing a great course, with great people for a great cause.” If you are interested in participating in this event or getting additional information, please log on to or contact Anthony Grossi at a.grossi@

Seekonk Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament October 7th

The Seekonk Athletic Boosters will hold their annual fundraising golf tournament on Monday, October 7 at Ledgemont Country Club. The cost of $110 includes golf, cart, raffles and catered lunch. All funds raised go directly to the athletic programs at Seekonk High School. Please contact Karen McKenna at or 508-336-3168 for a registration form or additional information.


6th Annual Alyssa E. Correira Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk September 22, 2013

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The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that David C. Zaluski DDS, FAGD, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the AGD 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held from June 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee The AGD Fellowship Award is held by only 5% of practicing dentists. The award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Zaluski completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. As a Fellowship Award recipient, Dr. Zaluski joins more than 6,900 active AGD Fellows who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health. “We are proud to honor Dr. Zaluski for his commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Linda J. Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and is a role model for both fellow dentists and community members.” Dr. Zaluski graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry and currently practices dentistry in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He served four years in the National Health Service Corp as a dentist at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Dr. Zaluski has worked as clinical faculty for dental students externs from Boston University at the Holyoke Health Center. He and his wife, Dr. Kate Zaluski, have one son, Ryan.

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ALFRED, N.Y., July 2013 – Holly Durand, a senior theater major, received the Agnes and Henry Guenther Scholarship in Performing Arts during the Alfred University annual spring Honors Convocation. This scholarship, established in memory of Agnes Guenther, is presented annually to an outstanding student who is majoring in Performing Arts. Durand is a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. Her mother, Kimberly, resides in Rehoboth, Mass. and her father, Timothy, resides in Schenectady, N.Y. Founded in 1836, Alfred University became the first coeducational institution in New York State and the second in the nation. About 2,000 full-time undergraduate and 400 graduate students work and live in 52 buildings on a scenic 232-acre hillside campus adjoining the village of Alfred. Jan Parker and Beth Kendrick set up a booth to promote the Seekonk Animal Shelter and the Save A Pet Society at the July Horse Expo in Rehoboth.

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Staten Island, N.Y. — Wagner College recently released its academic honor lists for the spring 2013 semester. Rayna A. Silva of Seekonk, Mass., made the Dean’s List, which requires a 3.70 GPA for the semester.

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Book Art Program in September

Thanks to a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, Rehoboth artist Sherrill Hunnibell will present “Reboot a Book!” There will be an artist’s talk on Tuesday, September 24 from 7-8 pm. No pre-registration is required for this. On Saturday, September 28 from 1-4 pm there will be the “altered books” program. The program is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. As Sherrill describes her program, “Experience the magic in giving a discarded book a new creative life. Celebrate the creative process in new and imaginative ways. Create an altered book on your own or collaborate with family and friends.” Sherrill’s work will be on exhibit at the library beginning September 9.

Book Sale Set For Oct. 18-20

Please note that there has been a change in date for the annual used book sale at the Blanding Library. This year it will be held the weekend of Oct. 18-20, beginning with a preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library on Friday evening. The library is accepting used books in good condition for the sale. No textbooks, please. Bring your donations into the library during business hours only. This is the Blanding’s main fundraiser for the year and a great community event. We look forward to seeing you there. The Blanding Library ( is located at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, 508-252-4236. The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 8 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Closed on Sundays and holidays, including Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 2.

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“Reboot A Book!” at Blanding Library in September

Blanding Library in Rehoboth will be the site of several programs in September on the art of altered books titled “Reboot A Book! Exploring the Art of Altered Books.” Area residents are invited to participate in the programs facilitated by Rehoboth resident and artist Sherrill Hunnibell. Programs will include a library display of altered book information, an illustrated evening talk on September 24, and an afternoon hands-on workshop on September 28. All programs are free and open to the public. The workshop is open to participants ages 16 and over. Pre-registration is required for the workshop. The “Reboot A Book!” program is supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The library exhibit will include altered book art information and examples and will be on display September 9 - 20. Area residents are invited to stop by during regular library hours to view the exhibit and to pick up handouts on how to make altered books as well as information and a supply list for the September 28 workshop. A mixed media painter and altered book artist, Hunnibell will give an illustrated talk on “The Amazing Art of Altered Books” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 at Blanding Public Library in Rehoboth Village. Fascinating examples of historic and contemporary altered books will be featured. In addition, Hunnibell will discuss her own studio work and have several examples of her altered books on display that evening. The talk is free and open to the public. On Saturday, September 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Hunnibell will facilitate an introductory workshop on the art of altered books for participants ages 16 and older. No previous book art experience is necessary but anyone registering for the altered book workshop is strongly encouraged to attend the Tuesday evening artist’s talk to gather ideas and inspiration. The workshop is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants will provide most of their own tools and materials. A list of required materials will be available at the library. This workshop is anticipated to generate much interest and early registration is suggested. Register in person at the library or by calling 508-252-4236. Hunnibell is professor emerita of studio art at the Community College of Rhode Island and has taught and lectured also at numerous national conferences, art schools and craft centers throughout the country and abroad. Her mixed media paintings, drawings and altered books have been widely exhibited and are held in private and public collections. Examples of her altered books were published most recently in Altered Books, Collaborative Journals and Other Adventures in Bookmaking (Holly Hamilton; Rockport Publishers) and in 2004 she was the recipient of a state-wide Artist Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in recognition for her work in artist books. She has studios located in Rehoboth and Mid-Coast Maine. Hunnibell says altered book art has become very popular recently especially because the books can be created as either individual or collaborative projects. Families and friends, for example, may enjoy making shared or round-robin books and teachers often use altered book activities to bring new approaches to learning into the classroom. As Hunnibell describes the process, the making of an altered book simply involves taking a discarded book – usually one with a hard cover – and using a variety of materials and techniques to transform it into a new art design or craft object. The history of altered book art is thought by many experts to have begun with the medieval practice of rubbing off old text and images from ancient parchments and then reworking them by overlaying new text and illuminations. The basic art of altering books may have a rich history but the wealth of new techniques and materials available to today’s artists has brought amazingly ex-


citing and imaginative new directions to this genre of book arts. Although most contemporary altered books are made from discards that are headed for the trash or recycling center, Hunnibell does admit that the idea of reworking any book – no matter what its age or condition – might be disturbing to some people because, after all, most of us were told as children that books are special and are not to be defaced. But Pam Gormley, Director of the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta (ME) where Hunnibell recently facilitated an altered book project, believes the art of altered books is an exception to that rule. “Not all books are destined to live forever,” Gormley says. “This is a creative way to recycle books and give them a second life.” More information about the September “Reboot A Book!” program is available at the Blanding Public Library.

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Seekonk Public Library is excited to offer our card holders access to over 3 million songs to download for free with Freegal Music Service. Through Freegal, registered card holders can download up to three MP3 songs per week at no direct cost via the website or via the Freegal Music icon on the library’s website. The library has purchased this subscription to provide DRM free music - its yours to keep, copy and burn to cd without restriction. The Freegal catalog includes over 10,000 music labels including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists; P!nk, Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, and more from all genres are available today! Downloads will work with all of your devices as well -- Windows and Mac pcs and laptops, MP3 players and iPods, tablets and Smartphones. Mobile devices with Apple or Android operating systems can download a free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to download and play music. “We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Associate Director Cyndee Marcoux. For further information please contact the Seekonk Public Library at 508-336-8230 or email   

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Children ages 8 and up are invited to attend a series of hands-on, Origami workshops. Origami is the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. Participants will use basic paper folding techniques to create objects such as frogs that jump, swans, boxes and perhaps even a cup that will hold liquid- all from a piece of paper! The workshops will be taught by Sandra Medeiros, a.k.a. “The Origami Mommy” and are sponsored by the Youth Services Department at Seekonk Library. The program will be offered on Fridays at 3 pm on August 2, 9 and 16. Children may register for one class or all three. Register at “, Calendar of Events, August 2” or call (508) 336-8230 ext 140.

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SEEKONK, MA – By popular demand, Friday Night Flix will continue in August at Seekonk Library with fun summer movies starting August 2 at 7 pm. Although the Library is precluded from publicizing the movie titles by their contract with Movie Licensing USA, Inc., all titles are available at the Library if patrons call and they’re also posted in the main library. A few hints? On August 2 features a new summer classic about an archaeologist who’s been invited to tour a new theme park inhabited by dinosaurs resurrected by their DNA.

August 2013 The Reporter August 9, the Library will be screening a space film directed by George Lucas starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill involving intergalactic warfare. On August 16, Aaron Eckert and Morgan Freeman star in a new release about a powerful terrorist group that seizes command of the White House and takes the president hostage. August 23, see the new DVD release about famous ballplayer Jackie Robinson and his experiences from minor to major league baseball.  Movies will be shown every Friday at 7 pm. The main library will be closed and all movies will be screened in the Meeting Room off the lobby. Come see all these movies in air conditioned comfort. Free popcorn and cold drinks will be available and, yes, you can bring your favorite movie refreshments and comfy chair if you wish! Registration is not required. If patrons have a special physical or communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or activities, they should contact the Library staff to discuss accommodations.  Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. For information: or Contact: library@

Seekonk Public Library’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series to Feature The Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra

SEEKONK, MA – The Seekonk Public Library summer concert series is off and running! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Meadows as we host the rescheduled performance of the 18-piece Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra on Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 pm. Named in honor of former band leader Larry Brown, the Swinglane Orchestra will play favorite big band classics from the 30’s and 40’s sure to get you moving. Based in Newport, Rhode Island, this popular band includes 2 vocalists, Jimmy Winters and Carroll Venable, and is led by band leader Jack Rodway. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled. Registration is not required for this event, but patrons interested in being notified about rain dates should register through the calendar of events on the library’s website at

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Children ages 8 and up are invited to experience the fun of singing and dancing to favorite Broadway show tunes. Sponsored by the Youth Services Department at Seekonk Library, the program will be offered at 6:30 pm on four consecutive Thursday evenings starting August 1. Children may register for one class or all four. Under the direction of Michael Maio, Fairfield University Theater Major, participants will start with warm-up vocal exercises, then sing the well-known songs while adding simple dance steps. The program is designed to be a fun introduction to a musical theater experience. Parents and friends of participants are invited to attend the last few minutes of each week’s class to see the children perform that week’s selection. Children will get to vote on which song to perform at the following class. Songs may include well-known titles from Hairspray, Grease, The Sound of Music, High School Musical or ??? Space is limited. Register today at “, Calendar of Events, August 1” or call Seekonk Library at (508) 336-8230 ext 140.


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world history including the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Boyden wanted visitors to focus more on the park than the water so he had Looff place the carousel in its’ current location, across the street from the bay. The 400 foot dock remained for boat rides and to unload patrons from ferries but eventually fell into disrepair. In 1901 the Hope Land Company purchased the park. Under the leadership of Fred Dexter, the majestic “New England Association of Arts and Crafts Hall” was built in 1902. During this period Looff added rides such as the “Flying Toboggan” and the “Rivers of Venice”. Dexter died in 1906 and Hope Land Company appointed R.A. Harrington to run the park. The park was bustling with patrons that were brought from trolleys and steamships from all over New England and New York. In 1914, the son of Charles I.D. Looff (Charles Looff) built the new “Shore Dinner Hall”. Charles Looff took ownership of the park in 1920.. The younger Looff began expansion of the Amusement Park, by adding a roller rink and the “Alhambra Ballroom”. Looff died in 1925. Beacon Manufacturing assumed ownership, but had moved their operations south. John Clare was appointed manager of the park. The park remained under this structure for over two decades. During this time, Dominic Spadola was building many of the enchanting rides of Crescent Park. The “Tumble Bug” and others were crafted by Mr. Spadola. Crescent Park hit hard times in the war years (1941-45). Attendence was way down and materials were scarce. In 1951, the park was purchased by the Crescent Park Realty Company. Management responsibility of the park now belonged to Arthur Simmons and Fred McCusker. In 1966 the park was sold to Melvin T. Berry.

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One of the constants at Crescent Park has been 77 year old Edward Serowik of Riverside. Serowik has worked at the park since 1948 or so. “Since I was 12 to 14 years old I worked at the park setting pins at the bowling alley and other odd jobs. At 15 I was working on the Merry-Go-Round. I was the last hire of Mr. Looffs’s daughter,” said Serowik during a recent interview and behind the scenes tour of the carousel. “After high school I continued to work at the park. I became ride supervisor and head of maintenance for the entire park.” In 1972, Serowik was hired by the school department and eventually became head of maintenance for the high school, a job he held for 30 years. “While working full time for the schools, I continued to work part time at Crescent Park. I’ve seen a lot in my years here,” he recalled pensively. “When the park closed in 1977 it was sad to me and to so many. It was boarded up and remained closed for years. Today, Serowik keeps the place going and has filled the carousel with hundreds of pictures and memorabilia from the park’s early days. Patrons often visit him in his very small, cluttered office to view pictures and chat about the history of Crescent Park. His personal knowledge and collection is extensive. And then came the lawsuit...” he said with a slight smile. The lawsuit was a grass-roots effort by 5 Riverside residents to “save Crescent Park”. A large auction was held in March of 1979. The Carousel was doomed to be torn down with the rest of the park. But local residents, Gail Durfee, Jobel (Tracy) Aguiar, Richard Lund, Linda McEntee, & Robin Peacock fought back. While most of Crescent Park was auctioned off in 1979, a fire destroyed much of the midway in 1980. And in 1984 the vacant shore dinner hall burned down. Arson was suspected. The “Save our Carousel Committee” led by the “Crescent Park Five” concentrated on an effort to at least save and preserve the Looff Carousel. Many proposals were floated to city leaders and several did not include keeping the carousel. Contacted for this story, Gail Durfee did not want to say much. “I’ve pretty much been taken out of the loop these days,” she said. Durfee did have a few comments however. “Our goal was to save the carousel and some prime waterfront land for the public. That was our goal,” she said. After a long legal battle, in which former state Attorney General, Arlene Violet represented the group, a compromise was reached in Superior Court. The carousel was saved and the city was given about 7 acres of bay front land for open space and almost 4 acres around the carousel itself. In turn, developer Kelly & Picerne got to build Section 8 housing for the elderly and handicapped near the carousel in a complex now called Crescent Park Manor. Individual homes and more upscale condos were built

August 2013 on the Bullocks Point avenue side of the road. The developer bought the land from the city for about $825,000. Former city manager, Earl Sandquist and city Mayor Ed Langton were opposed to keeping the carousel or any of Crescent Park open, according to Durfee. And thus, the historic Crescent Park Looff Carousel was saved and now thrives. The Crescent Park Five, as they been called, were recently inducted into the EPHS Hall of Fame for their efforts to save the Looff Carousel. And since the carousel reopened in July of 1984, the newly formed carousel commission has counted on Ed Serowik and others to keep its’ 118 year old merry-goround working safely. “We got a $1 million grant from (former) Representative Patrick Kennedy. We replaced the foundation under the carousel and also added a sprinkler system and new electric. Three years ago we replaced the 115 year old gears. We’re keeping it going,” said a proud Serowik as he went to speak to a mom who was planning a child’s birthday party at the carousel. This year the city will be making exterior repairs and repainting the building. “Since the budget commission has left we seem Ed Serowik and Representative to be moving again, getting things done. Patrick Kennedy. They (budget commission) had stopped us from doing a lot here,” Serowik noted. Serowik’s son, Edward, Jr. is now the carousel manager, following in his father’s footsteps.

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Ed Serowik of Riverside. The man behind the scenes at Crescent Park. He and his crew keep the 118 year old Carousel going. Two other amusement parks dotted Riverside’s waterfront. Vanity Fair and Boyden Heights. Trying to build upon the success of Crescent Park, George Boyden built Boyden Heights on the water at the end of what is now Boyden Blvd. across from Bay View Academy. Boyden Heights was similar to Crescent Park in its piecemeal design, but it was also a typical park with many of the same rides and events as Vanity Fair. Boyden Heights was even more doomed than Vanity Fair. Although it was a typical park, it never caught on. George Boyden, after being forced out of Crescent Park, made a try near Squantum Point. He constructed “boardwalks and a pier, a shore dinner hall, rides, and a dance hall, but by December of 1902 he was bankrupt.” The park is now a residential area, but at one time had a scenic railway, a dance hall, and even diving horses! It had only survived a year. Now the park is gone and all that remains is a house that was converted from the bandstand.

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SCHOOL NEWS Bay View Academy Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll East Providence, RI – The Bay View Academy community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. Students in grades six through twelve who achieve all A’s for the quarter grading period are given “high honors.” Those who achieve A’s and B’s for the quarter grading period are recognized as “honors.” The following is the list of students from our area who achieved placement on the Bay View Academy Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. Catherine Donnelly Rehoboth MA 8 High Honors Emma Tremont Rehoboth MA 9 High Honors Samantha Crausman Rehoboth MA 10 High Honors Yaewon(Brittany) Ha Rehoboth MA 10 High Honors Paige Monk Rehoboth MA 11 High Honors Abigail Tidwell Rehoboth MA 9 Honors Isabel Hodess Rehoboth MA 10 Honors Andrea Haddad Rehoboth MA 11 Honors Shelley Hobson Rehoboth MA 11 Honors Amelia Brown Seekonk MA 8 High Honors Hailey Campatelli Seekonk MA 8 Honors Lindsay Dalton Seekonk MA 9 Honors Patricia Gauthier Seekonk MA 11 Honors Wendy Paluch Seekonk MA 11 Honors Jordyn Jagolinzer-Machado Seekonk MA 12 Honors Emily Petrie Seekonk MA

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One hundred and sixty Beckwith eighth grade students received graduation certificates on June 26th in a ceremony held in the Lussier Gymnasium. The ceremony was opened by student Juliana Springs who led the audience in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance. Kristina Perez gave the welcome address. Other speakers included Principal Mrs. Pincince and School Committee Member Tiffany Bartholomew who also presented the diplomas. Graduates: Bret Achin Zackary Almeida Kelsey Araujo William Ash Aliyah Ashton Brooke Barlow Hannah Barlow Jenna Barlow Clodagh Bartholomew Nathanial Bell Benjamin Bellavance Gregory Bent Jonathan Beskid MacKenna Botelho Brittany-Lee Boucher Alexis Braz Keith Brooks Benjamin Brown Mitchell Brown Sophia Burrows Madison Burtan Colin Bushell Julia Campezato Brandon Cannistraro Mitchell Carroll Shelby Carter Austin Caruthers Jordan Carvalho Jenai Childs Crystal Connors

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August 2013 The Williams College Book Award was presented to Rose Keating by Cathy Edington. Sydney Flanagan and Matthew Hebert received the Good Citizenship Awards. Ten students were recognized for receiving President’s Award for Educational Excellence. In order to qualify, students had to have an A- in all subject areas for grades 5-7 and 1st semester of grade 8 and Advanced Score on either ELA or Math 2012 MCAS. The following students achieved this honor: Alexis Braz, Robyn D’Ambrosio, Vinh Doan, Patrick Fuller, Sarah Guimond, Sarah Guimond, Rose Keating, Catherine Milner, Megan Moran, Haley Ramer, and Cassidy Vincent. Twenty-six students were recognized for receiving the President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Criteria: students who show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in their academic subjects. Those students are: Bret Achin, Brooke Barlow, Hannah Barlow, Benjamin Bellavance, Mitchell Brown, Madison Burtan, Jarrett Cordeiro, Matthew Coutu, Benjamin Cross, Samantha DaCosta, Noah Gross, Matthew Hebert, Cailen Hitz, Ethan Hobson, Brenton LaBanca, Joseph Lifrak, Darren Lynch, Katherine McCombs, Jason Medeiros, Melissa Merriam, Madeline Nees, Brian Pacheco, Emily Parker, Peter Taraian, Elise Therriault, and Brandon Weddell.

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Grade 6 students participated in the Read to Feed fundraiser again this year. Donations benefited the Rehoboth Food Pantry. The students raised $11,056.65. Thanks to the students, families, and donors. Special thanks also to grade 6 staff for teaching the students about citizenship and helping to fund a service that directly helps some of our own Beckwith families.

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Grab your binoculars and join an Audubon guide to search for shorebirds, climb aboard a cool evening lighthouse cruise, or come along and learn about the fascinating world of bats. Audubon offers plenty of nature activities to keep you cool and connected with the great outdoors in August. Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. NEW! Register online at A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Programs, a free guide to connecting with the natural world. Available by calling (401) 949-5454 or online at

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August 10, 22 Audubon Community Mural Project Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI See times below

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Southeastern, MA — Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. We provide high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services. Volunteer with homeless children in one of more than 150 family shelters statewide, including Attleboro, Brockton, Fall River, Kingston, Marshfield, Middleboro, New Bedford, Taunton, Stoughton and Cape Cod. The commitment is just two hours a week, but it’ll make a real difference in their lives, and in yours. The next training will be held on September 14, 9-3 in West Bridgewater. To apply or find out more, call 508 510-3250 or visit

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The Fresh Air Fund needs host families in Massachusetts RIGHT NOW to make the dreams of New York City children become a reality. Since 1877, more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities have benefitted from free summer experiences in the country. Last year, over 4,000 boys and girls visited the homes of volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.

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Volunteer host families share their summers for up to two weeks with New York City children, ages six to 18, who leave behind the city streets to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the country. There is still time this summer to volunteer to host a child. There are thousands of moments that inner-city children remember about their Fresh Air Fund summers…grass on their bare feet…sitting around a campfire with new friends…swimming in a lake for the first time…the delicious aroma of a barbeque…the quiet, open space and twinkling stars. For 137 years, The Fresh Air Fund has been giving city children this priceless gift…happy summer memories filled with life-changing moments…And doesn’t every child deserve that?

August 2013 A volunteer host Mom explains, “Our Fresh Air daughter is a dream. She’s part of our summers, and when we make our plans, we always include her.” Her Fresh Air child says, “Night at home is so bright, I never see stars. There are always cars honking, and I never get any peace and quiet.” And it’s that simple to offer a New York City child a summer of fun. Interviews may be arranged with volunteer host families and Fresh Air children in 13 states and Canada and Fresh Air Fund Executive Director Jenny Morgenthau in New York City. For more information, please visit

Calling All Singers To Join A Community Chorus For A Patriot Day & National Day Of Service & Remembrance” For 9/11 And The Boston Marathon Bombings.

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The second annual Interfaith Service is being planned for Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7pm in Attleboro at the ~ Fully Insured ~ Centenary UMC, 15 Sanford St. for the 12th anniversary of the events that took place in Fire Alarms Installed & Serviced NYC, PA and Washington DC on 9/11/01 and the Marathon bombings on Patriot’s Day in Boston, April 15, 2013.. Organizers of this event are looking for soprano, alto, tenor and bass vocalists to participate together in a community chorus under the direction of Mr. Dennis Avey, CUMC 93 Tremont St., Rehoboth, MA Music Minister, for this special service. Any singer age 8 through adult is invited to sing. A Tim Dorrance -Owner patriotic theme is planned and there will be only one rehearsal scheduled promptly at 6pm prior to the service on Wednesday, Sept 11 at CUMC. If you are interested in singing in this community chorus to honor our fallen heroes, please contact Centenary UMC by phone at 508-222-1759, or by email . Give your name, contact information and voice part you are comfortable singing. The music selections and audio files can be downloaded and listened to at You can also just show up for rehearsal, it just helps to know how many parts the music Cars • Minivans • SUVs • Trucks librarian needs to prepare. This service will blend all faiths and voices with prayer, readings, Motorcycles • and More! recollections and song to honor those lost and uphold our hopes for a peaceful future. Have your vehicle detailed by the same detail Drop off by 9:30 and pickup the specialists that do our classic cars and trucks.

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On Monday, October 7, 2013, United Way of Greater Attleboro/ Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) will host its Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament at Fall River Country Club, Fall River, MA. The event begins with registration at 11:00 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. A boxed lunch is provided. Enjoy golfing a scramble format with a Poker Run, Putting Contest, Best Dressed Individual contest, as well as, prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. After golfing, enjoy dinner and dessert, awards, and Chinese raffle with prizes consisting of restaurant gift cards, golf accessories, lottery tickets, and more! Sponsors to date include: Event Sponsor – Bristol County Savings Bank; Platinum Sponsor – BankFive; Gold Sponsor – Sensata Technologies, Inc.; as well as additional tournament, tee, and raffle prize sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities along with golfer registration information may be obtained by visiting If you would like to donate a raffle prize or cash donation, or for further details regarding sponsorships and golfing availability, please contact Jamie Crossman at 508-222-2337, ext. 109 or Please be advised that reservations are limited so register today to be guaranteed participation in this special event!

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The Newman YMCA’s Shooting Stars School of Dance is celebrating its 5th year. Our school provides quality dance training for beginner through advanced students of all ages. Director Ashlee Bourque holds a B.A. in Dance from Dean College and has performed and competed in multiple companies, this summer Miss Ashlee has been selected as one of 20 dancers in the world to dance at the YMCA Youth Festival in Prague. Registration is now being accepted for the fall, for more information contact Miss Ashlee at abourque@ or call 508-336-7103 X106.


We still have openings in our Summer Specialty Camps; Lego’s, Mad Science and Musical Theater but space is limited so enroll now. Our camp has generous outdoor space with large fields for sports and games, a mile long nature trail, a full archery range, low ropes course and new this summer, the Camp Wamsutta Trading Post and Gaga Ball Pit. Camp Wamsutta has everything a child needs for an amazing camp experience. For more information visit our website or call Camp Director Jake Northup at 508-336-7103.


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Now accepting fall enrollment in Kid’s World, our licensed preschool program; servicing Seekonk, East Providence and Rehoboth. Our nurturing staff and environment provides structured programs that stimulate physical, intellectual, social, emotional & creative growth. Children have the opportunity to grow at their own pace while having fun, swim lesions built in to our weekly curriculum. Contact Jen Farley at or call 508.336.7003 for more information. Space is limited.

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VOLUNTEERS Make a difference – Volunteer your time. As a non-profit community service organization, the YMCA thrives on people helping people. Volunteer Opportunities available now are: Kid’s Care Program, Healthy Kid’s Day, and much more… Contact Marylee at for volunteer opportunities. The Newman YMCA at 472 Taunton Ave on Route 44 in Seekonk MA is a non-profit charitable organization and offers scholarships for anyone with financial need. For more information call 508-3367103 or visit

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The Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) Military Lounge at T.F. Green Airport will be opening in the very near future and be the host to more than 10,000 Armed Forces members annually. This facility will have two managers and a staff of volunteers to attend to our customers’ needs. Built and appointed by volunteers and community donors, this space was graciously provided by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), a proud supporter of military members and Veterans. This facility will provide refreshments, sundry items, entertainment, computer access and a respite for traveling military service members, Veterans and their families. This facility will be staffed by community volunteers from numerous organizations or those individuals who just want to support our military in a small way. Volunteers are required to fill out the RIMO application, acquire a background check and go through a training class. They will then be able to dictate the number of hours


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Trinity Repertory Company Seeks Child Actors! Open Auditions For A Christmas Carol Kids Cast Sept 7th

Trinity Repertory Company will be holding an open call for child actors on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Cardi’s Furniture (Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA) for its 37th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, directed by Tyler Dobrowsky. Children ages 8-12 are welcome to audition, although children who turn 13 before December 31, 2013, are not eligible. No appointment is necessary for the auditions. Before arriving at the audition, all children and parents should visit TRCkids to download the Audition Packet, comprised of the Audition Fact Sheet and

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Child Actor Audition Info, which includes information about rehearsal schedules and requirements, and the Audition Script. For directions, please visit All who audition should be ready to sing 30 seconds of their favorite holiday song to be sung without accompaniment. Children must also be prepared to read the audition scene. Rehearsals for the child actors will begin the weekend of October 12th. Performances of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi’s Furniture, run November 8 to December 28 at Trinity Rep. The State Theater of Rhode Island, Trinity Repertory Company is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of approximately 145,000. In its 50-year history, the theater has produced 62 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its MFA program, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. This season marks the 46th year of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep’s pioneering educational outreach program. Last season, Trinity Rep’s educational programs reached nearly 15,000 Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut students through matinees as well as in-school residencies and workshops. Brown University/ Trinity Rep offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. Subscriptions are now on sale for Trinity Rep’s 50th Anniversary 2013-2014 season, which includes John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the New England premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, the world premiere of Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne and A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at

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All trips are open to the public. For more information and reservations, call Toni Denkel at 508-222-8254 Please note: All trips will leave from parking lot “S” at the Sensata building (529 Pleasant ST.) in the Attleboro Corporate Center off of Pleasant St, Attleboro, MA. We will park in the back corner to leave the front parking area for the employees. There is security for your car.

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scouts Girl Scout Cookie Sales Benefit The Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund Buying a box of Girl Scout cookies sends more children to camp this summer PROVIDENCE, R.I., (July 23, 2013) – Every year, consumers with watering mouths anxiously await the annual Girl Scout cookie sale. But, besides satisfying cravings, what else does the cookie sale really do? When a Girl Scouts sells you cookies, she is developing confidence, financial literacy, decision-making, and business skills, including setting sales goals, creating marketing plans, and deciding how to spend the proceeds within their troops. Girls can use a portion of proceeds to help pay for summer camp, and troops may use proceeds for trips and events Girls also learn about philanthropy, with troops having the option to donate a portion of their cookie sale proceeds to a community service project. This year, the girls of GSRI chose the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund as the beneficiary of the Cookie Sale Community Service Project. The Fund is named for Gabrielle Dinsmore, the first child of Louise and Jeff, who was diagnosed

The signature program funded by the Heart & Hope Fund is Gabrielle’s Heart Camp - the only camp in Rhode Island exclusively for children with congenital heart defects and heart disease. So this year, in addition to Girl Scouts who choose to use a portion of their cookie sale proceeds to attend Girl Scout summer camp, thanks to the generous troops who donated to the Heart & Hope Fund, even more children will get to attend camp. with a congenital heart defect days after her birth. Louise and Jeff made sure Gabrielle had the most normal childhood possible and celebrated every holiday and birthday until she passed away at age 3 as a result of complications from heart disease. Donating almost $600 more than last year, Girl Scout troops presented a check for $6,415.21 to help provide educational, recreational, financial and emotional support to children and families living in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut who are impacted by congenital heart disease, heart defects and severe feeding issues. “Being selected as the Service Project of the Year from the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, a distinguished one hundred year old organization, to support our mission is a testament to the important work we are doing in our local community to make a difference,” says Louise Dinsmore, Executive Director of the Heart & Hope Fund.

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Fencing Summer Nationals

Between June 28 and July 7, 2013, almost 4,000 of the nation’s best fencers converged on Columbus, Ohio, for the final competition of the American scholastic fencing season—Summer Nationals—the largest fencing tournament in the world. Athletes competed in the three fencing weapons (foil, epee, and saber) by age groups ranging from 10 to 90 years old. Participants were required to pre-qualify for places at the tournament in local or regional competitions. Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club (RIFAC) in E. Providence, RI, featured among the medalists in numerous events. Gavin Turner from Rehoboth breezed past all but one competitor (140 fencers in total) to win silver in Cadet Men’s Saber. Cadet events restrict participants to athletes aged 16 years old and under. With the 2nd place victory, Gavin boosted his national rating from “B” to “A.” (The United States Fencing Association awards ratings that range from “A” at the highest to “E.”) Gavin trains with RIFAC owner and head instructor Alex Ripa and his team of coaches.

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The summer has been very busy for the Rehoboth Baseball & Softball All Stars. Between traveling to different towns each weekend to participate in various tournaments and hosting 4 tournaments of our own at the Martin St. Complex, we have had a great summer of baseball. We have made it to the finals of many of the tournaments and have taken home several 1st and 2nd place trophies for our efforts. 9u: Went 2-1 in Marlboro but no semi finals do to rain. Second place against Clifton Park NY in our Rehoboth Tournament Second place against Stoughton in the Stoughton Tournament Second place Dan Duquette Sports Academy in Hinsdale MA The coaches and team are looking forward to playing in Dighton to finish off their season.

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12u It has been a tremendous season for our 12u all stars. They have enjoyed tournaments in Easton, East Freetown; Little Fenway (making it to semi-finals). They earned a 1st place trophy at the Dighton Tournament defeating Seekonk 8-5. Rehoboth Summer Slam brought 24 teams to our fields and although it was during one of the hottest weekends of the summer it was a fantastic weekend of baseball. The Team will finish off their Rehoboth All Star career with a tournament in Darmouth. What a great 5 years it has been!!

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Skin, Sun, and Safety

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips From Sturdy Hospital

Attleboro, MA, July 15, 2013—Skin cancer has become the most common form of cancer in the United States, as stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is also the most preventable form of cancer. Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care physicians recommend practicing safe-sun habits: “Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher every day to all exposed skin, even in the winter,” says Dr. Olympia Kovich, board certified dermatologist. “For prolonged outdoor activity or a day at the beach, use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.” The term “broad-spectrum” means the sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply roughly every two hours and after swimming or sweating. Wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-protection sunglasses, where possible. Seek shade when available, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Use extra caution near water, sand, and snow, because they reflect and intensify the rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn and skin damage. Avoid tanning booths and beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and indoor tanning can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. Perform regular self skin examinations. If you notice anything changing, growing, or bleeding on your skin, see a dermatologist. For more information about skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, visit the Sturdy Memorial Hospital website at www.

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Attleboro, MA, July 18, 2013—Summer is the perfect time for enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, summer is also tick season. “Whether your activities are hiking, camping, or even taking a walk or gardening in the backyard, you are at risk for Lyme disease because deer ticks, which carry the infection, could be anywhere outdoors,” says Dr. Brian Kelly, Chief of Emergency and Occupational Services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and board certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Untreated, the bacterium travels through the bloodstream and establishes itself in various tissues, which can cause a number of symptoms, some of them severe. Preventive measures include: avoiding wooded areas with high grass; using insect repellant with 20 percent or more of DEET; wearing long pants, sleeves, socks, and hats outdoors; and checking your skin and clothes for ticks and removing them before going indoors. If you find a tick attached to your skin, remove the body with fine-tipped tweezers right away. “If you think you have Lyme disease symptoms, which include a circular skin rash, joint pains, headache, fever, chills, and fatigue, seek medical attention immediately,” says Dr. Kelly. Early diagnosis can prevent severe symptoms and complications such as muscle and joint pains or cognitive defects.

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital Lists August Support Groups

Attleboro, MA, July 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 August 2013: Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, August 13, 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, August 14, 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, August 20, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms D & E. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010. Breast Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, August 28, 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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Labor and Ethnic Heritage Celebrated at the Birthplace of In-Ovation Slater Mill Museum and the Pawtucket Arts Festival bring past, present and future together for festival’s opening weekend

Pawtucket, RI: Slater Mill Museum is looking forward to September when the Mill grounds are the stage for the opening weekend of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, the annual month-long celebration of arts, culture, and enterprise.  As hosting partner for the festival’s first weekend, Slater Mill provides the backdrop to the Pawtucket Arts Festival’s Blackstone River Party and The Taste of the Valley, which features restaurant samplings from the region’s cuisine followed by a Zydeco dance party. The Pawtucket Rotary will host the Food Trucks on the Blackstone, adding a new flavor to the fun. Sunday, September 8 from 12-5pm: Slater Mill returns to the Pawtucket Arts Festival with the 26th annual Labor and Ethnic Heritage Festival. Inspired by Slater Mill’s history of innovation and labor, the festival celebrates working Rhode Island, offering folk music, dance, the artisans of the Community Guild Studios, as well as Seekonk, MA regional artisans selling their handiwork. On Saturday, September 7, from 10-3 pm., Slater Mill hosts its first “in-OVATION Festival.”  This new event captures the spirit of a contemporary Slater Mill Museum that showcases the ingenuity of James Fisk Residential Site work the arts, humanities, cultural and creative sector. The “in-OVATION 508.761.7073 •Excavation Festival” is devoted to new conceptions in the performing arts, textile 508.400.1951 and fiber arts, as well as encore performances from returning artists. •Utilities Admission to the Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival and the •Bobcat Work in-OVATION Festival is free rain or shine.  Visit •Foundations for information on admission fees for tours of Slater Mill during Account: 73609Installer Licensed Ad ID: &318343 Sales Rep: 06 Date of Proof: 04 Title 5 Septic the festival.  Craft, artisan vendors, and community organization Insured presenters should contact Kasey Johnson for Proof: an AdPerk Start Date: 04/06/11Ad AdID: Stop Date: 04/27/11 Ad Size: 2 columns 2.125” high Test & Plans Account: 73609 Ad ID: 318343 Sales Rep: 06 x401-725-8638 Dateof of 0 Account: 73609 318343 Sales Rep: 06 Date Proof: 04 application to participate in either or both festivals.  


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PROVIDENCE, RI – Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the state’s largest and most comprehensive hospice is sponsoring Camp BraveHeart a free, two-day summer camp for kids and teens ages 4 to 17 who have lost a loved one. Camp BraveHeart will take place on August 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at YMCA Camp Fuller in Wakefield. To register, call 401-415-4610 by Aug. 16. Transportation is available from pre-arranged pick-up and drop-off points. At Camp BraveHeart children who have lost a loved one will take part in fun recreational activities as well as receive grief support. Traditional camp activities will include swimming, kayaking, archery, tower climbing, zipline, gardening, storytelling and arts and crafts. In addition, counselors will provide grief and emotional support through discussions, opportunities to memorialize loved ones, scrapbooking and remembrance circles. “Research indicates that children who experience the loss of a loved one can sometimes become ‘forgotten mourners’,” says Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island senior grief counselor and children’s grief specialist, Deanna Upchurch, who holds a master’s in counseling psychology and founded the camp. “These surviving children often feel isolated and lonely in their grief and may not be sure of how to handle the conflicting emotions they are feeling. At Camp BraveHeart, we provide an appropriate emotional outlet to children by offering them grief support in an environment of fun recreational activities. We help them to understand that what they’re experiencing, although painful, is perfectly normal.” Camp BraveHeart is made possible through donations from YMCA Camp Fuller, Wakefield, RI, The Pilkington Memorial Golf Tournament, and The Ask Mom Fund. Anyone wishing to donate to the Camp BraveHeart Fund may send a tax-deductible contribution to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Department of Philanthropy, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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Artisans & Crafters wanted for Farmer’s Village 2nd Annual Fair to benefit On Common Ground which offers 1:1 mentoring to augment the corporal needs of people experiencing poverty in the Attleboro area. The event will take place on Sept. 14th, rain date Sept. 15th from 10 am -3 pm. Cost is $25.00 for a 10’ table space. There is a potential opportunity for Farmer’s Village to consign your work. The venue is located at 100 West St., Attleboro, MA. All spaces must be reserved by 8/31. For further information or if interested, please contact Janet at Farmer’s Village, 508-989-6072, for an application.

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GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jrs. Foxwoods Trip Fundraiser

GFWC Taunton and Raynham Juniors is organizing its next Foxwoods outing for Tuesday, August 20 leaving from Silver City Galleria at 7:45 am. Cost is $25 per person, includes transportation, buffet, free Keno plays, give-aways on bus and free donuts. Bring your own morning coffee. Returning at 5:00 pm. Reserve your seat now by calling Jane at 508 822-5437. This fundraiser supports local student scholarships.

August Events at Providence Children’s Museum Wheels at Work: Police Cruiser

Wednesday, August 7 • 10:00 AM - Noon Get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and meet officers from the Burrillville Police Department. Explore a different vehicle each Wednesday morning in August!

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Thursday, August 8 • 10:00 AM - Noon Have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn all about them from Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

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Friday, August 9 • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday, August 16 • 11:00 AM - 7:PM Friday, August 23 • 11:00 AM - 7: PM Friday, August 30 • 11:00 AM - 7:PM Stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes. Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, kids construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

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ALSO Friday, August 9 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM The Museum is open free of charge every Friday evening through Labor Day from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover! From 5:30 - 7:30 PM, have your child’s car seat checked for safety by the Injury Prevention Center at Lifespan.

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Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explore the wonderful world of worms! Kids observe how worms wiggle, investigate red wriggler composting worms and night crawlers, squirm through tunnels, and get their hands dirty digging through a wormy habitat.

After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill and the Giant

Monday, August 12 • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Help Jack and Jill solve the giant’s puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale. Shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up. Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Get Out! Sculpt the Clouds

Tuesday, August 13 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM Get out and play in the Museum’s Children’s Garden each Tuesday afternoon in August! Kids create sculptures from an array of interesting materials.

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Wheels at Work: Ambulance

Wednesday, August 14 • 10:00 AM - Noon Inspect an ambulance and learn how technicians from Brown University Emergency Medical Services help people when they’re injured. Explore a different vehicle each Wednesday morning in August!

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Texture Trace

Thursday, August 15 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday, August 17 - Monday, August 19 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday, August 22 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Experience sensory explorations from mild to messy in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science space. Children sort stones by smooth and rough textures, create textured collages, and get their hands gooey investigating slime.

MetLife Family Friday | Manton Avenue Project

ALSO Friday, August 16 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM The Museum is open free of charge every Friday evening through Labor Day from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover! At 6:00 PM, enjoy live performances of “A River Runs Through It: The Woonasquatucket River Plays” – hilarious one-act plays created by kids from the Manton Avenue Project. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Get Out! Hoop-la

Tuesday, August 20 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM Get out and play in the Museum’s Children’s Garden each Tuesday afternoon in August! Kids invent their own fun and games with hoops of all sizes and colors.


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Wheels at Work: Bookmobile

Wednesday, August 21 • 10:00 AM - Noon Climb inside Providence Community Library’s new bookmobile to discover a library on wheels. Explore a different vehicle each Wednesday morning in August!


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MetLife Family Friday at Providence Children’s Museum

Friday, August 23 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, August 30 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM The Museum is open free of charge every Friday evening through Labor Day from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover!


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Monday, August 26 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday, August 29 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Take on creative challenges with a colorful assortment of shape and patterning puzzles in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s handsreversed (pMS 525) reversed (Black) on art and science exploration space. Try your hand at geometric, mosaic, wooden and magnetic puzzles that involve shape sequencing and sorting and have multiple solutions.


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Wheels at Work: Tow Truck

Wednesday, August 28 • 10:00 AM - Noon Get behind the wheel of a tow truck from AAA of Southern New England and learn how its operators rescue broken cars. Explore a different vehicle each Wednesday morning in August!


Saturday, August 31 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Kids invent their own fun and games with hoops of all sizes and colors. Providence Children’s Museum offers programs that promote physical play and activity as part of the national Let’s Move! initiative for children’s healthy development. Providence Children’s Museum ­– active hands-on fun, inside and out! The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District. September through June, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM. June through August, open 7 days. Programs are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; admission is always free for Museum members. Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit




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The Sojourn Bears Group is always looking for people to help with sewing and stuffing. The next time the group will meet will be September 23rd. Made by caring volunteers, these Bears are distributed to Cancer Patients at nearby hospitals. For more information and to let us know if you would like to help, please call (508) 823-0095.


Applications are being accepted for one bedroom apartments at Lincoln Village, housing for the Elderly/Disabled. Dighton residents having preference. The age requirement is 60+. Those with a permanent disability or handicap also qualify. Limits of income are $45,100 for an individual and $51,550 for a couple. Rent is based on 30% of gross income and includes all utilities. Please contact the Dighton Housing Authority at 508-823-8361. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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A Representative from the Dighton Public Library will be at Lincoln Village on Tuesday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 27th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. This program is for Dighton residents. You may check out and return books, videos, DVD’s and more. To ask for a specific book title, video, etc., please call (508)-669-6421; they will bring it to you at Lincoln Village.


Applications are being accepted for one bedroom apartments at Lincoln Village, housing for the Elderly/Disabled. Dighton residents having preference. The age requirement is 60+. Those with a permanent disability or handicap also qualify. Limits of income are $45,100 for an individual and $51,550 for a couple. Rent is based on 30% of gross income and includes all utilities. Please contact the Dighton Housing Authority at 508-823-8361. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


“PRIME TIME” is an adult supportive respite facility located in the rear of the Town Hall, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, (Route 138). If you know of someone who cannot stay alone or whose family could benefit from some respite, we may be able to help both the elder and the caregiver. “Prime Time” is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “PRIME TIME” is a supervised program for elders where they can enjoy a full and productive life. “Prime Time” provides a stimulating and supportive environment for qualifying seniors, which incorporates arts & crafts, oil painting, light exercise, walking club, sing-a-longs, field trips, guest speakers, blood pressure screenings, podiatry clinics, bingo, puzzles, games, a light breakfast, nutritionally balanced lunch, and afternoon snacks, just to name a few. At “Prime Time” your loved ones quickly become our loved ones. We offer a FREE TRIAL DAY, call Sheila at (508)-669-6272 or visit us at for more information.

Community VNA Has Good News To Share

Community VNA, located in Attleboro and serving Rehoboth and Seekonk has received the top designation from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a result of the State’s recent on-site survey, which is administered every 3 years. Following their intensive review of Community VNA’s home care services, the State inspectors have declared Community VNA to be “deficiencyfree”, which is their highest description and equivalent to a perfect score of 100% on an exam. As a result of the successful survey, Community VNA is declared to be re-certified under the federal Medicare program to provide skilled care and services to patients covered by Medicare. “We are extremely proud of our Community VNA staff for successfully undergoing the rigorous, on-site review that is conducted every 3 years by the State”, said Kathleen M. Trier, Executive Director and CEO of Community VNA. “For seven workdays, the State’s reviewers scrutinized documents they selected randomly, including scores of patient medical records, staff employment files and clinical and administrative policies and procedures. The State’s professional surveyors, including a registered nurse and a social worker, also accompanied some of our staff on patient home visits in order to observe first hand our professional caregivers in action.” Trier noted.

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While this examination by the State really puts our agency and all staff under the microscope, we are proud to have demonstrated our qualifications so well, passing with flying colors”, Trier noted. “This recognition follows the distinction last winter of being designated a HomeCare Elite 500, placing Community VNA among the top 5% of agencies across the country for the quality of our care.”




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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

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Elders receiving food stamps, supplementary security income (SSI), Medicaid, fuel assistance, housing assistance or are enrolled in similar programs are eligible. Coupons are available in limited amounts and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Elders must obtain coupons in person, if you are unable to come in person, a proxy form must be completed prior to distribution. Farmers Market began on July 25. NOTE: If you have a Brown Bag delivered to your home/apartment, fresh produce will be in your bag each month. You will NOT be eligible to receive farmers’ market coupons.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 10am Dr. Worthington an Orthopedic will be discussing Osteoarthritis with emphasis of the knees and hips. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint disorders which is generally due to aging with wear and tear on a joint. Lunch is to be determined. The cost is $2. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up for this activity and/or lunch in advance.


Seekonk Human Services is happy to announce that we are working with Seekonk Public Safety again to create a cooling center on those extreme humid and hot days where it can be unbearable. The cooling center will be Monday through Saturday on the days of extreme heat. Any of the Town buildings can be used as a cooling center such as the Library, Town Hall, and Seekonk Human Services. Please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 if you have any questions regarding the cooling center.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 10am Chief Craig Mace will be our special guest for TRIAD. Chief Mace became Chief of Police earlier this year after Chief Charron retired. Chief Mace is a 28-year veteran of the police department. Let’s take the opportunity to ask the Chief any questions you may have (i.e., winter shelter, emergency contact). Lunch is to be determined. The cost is $2. Please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-336-8772 to sign up for the activity and/or lunch.


Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 8:30am

Seekonk Human Services would like to thank Friends of Friends for sponsoring the Silver Tea that honors women aged 75 and older. We would also like to thank the amazing women that graced us with their presence at the Silver Tea this past May. It is always a pleasure to have you in our company. We hope that you will be able to join us again next year.

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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.

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2013 Trips!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


$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


$50 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 10:45am Return: Approx.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 are to be made payable to the Town of Seekonk. To ensure trips are not cancelled please sign up one month prior to trip at the latest in order to give the tour company an accurate count. For any information regarding trips please contact Ashley Pimental at 508-336-8772.

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August 2013

The Affordable Care Act or “Obama Care”

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 not 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.

New Medicare Program for Durable Medical Equipment and Diabetic Testing Supplies

Effective July 1, Medicare will have a new program for Durable Medical Equipment in our area. There will also be a med National Mail-Order Program for diabetic testing supplies. If you have Original Medicare (not a Medicare Advantage HMO or PPO plan), these changes will apply to you. Some of the items covered under this new Durable Medical Equipment program are: Oxygen and oxygen equipment Standard (power and manual) wheelchairs and scooters Hospital beds Walkers If you are already renting certain medical equipment or receiving oxygen, you may have to switch your supplier. In certain circumstances you may be able to keep your supplier. Make sure Medicare will continue to pay for your item to avoid any disruptive service! To have Medicare pay for diabetic testing supplies delivered to your home, you will need to use a Medicare national mail-order supplier. If you don’t want to use mail-order, you can go to a local pharmacy or storefront that accepts Medicare assignment and you will get the same low mail-order cost. To find a Durable Medical Equipment or National Mail-Order Program supplier,

you can go to or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) Assistance is also available from the SHINE Program. Call your senior center and ask for a SHINE Appointment. Trained Shine volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. You can reach a SHINE counselor by telephone at 508-336-8772.


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 suggested 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.

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LAHEY CLINIC: Please call for days and times. For more information, or to reserve a ride, please call: 800-585-8294


Wednesday, August, 21, 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.


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 unavailable at these times, please contact Human Services @ 508-336-8772 to make other arrangements.

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.


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 continued on page 84...

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Seekonk Human Services YMCA*

472 Taunton Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 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  


1301 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508.336.4545 Seekonk Total Fitness is offering Senior Fitness Group Exercise Classes on Mondays 11:30-12:15 and Thursdays from 10:45am – 11:15am. The 45-min fitness class is designed specifically for older adults and taught by a certified senior fitness instructor. This easy to follow workout is safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Energize your inactive lifestyle by increasing muscular strength, range of movement & balance. The cost per class is $1.


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.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ONLINE *The Town Crier website link is 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.

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.

Director’s Corner

So far this year the COA has been very, very busy besides our regular Gert’s Café, Tasty Thursdays, Regular Thursday lunches, we have been steadily increasing the number of people attending and our menu for the weekly COA breakfast. When we started this on April 3rd we served 17 people we are now up to 60+ of take outs, and attendees with pancakes, home fries and egg muffins. I want to thank our chef Gale, Kay, Lina, Brad, and our 3 volunteers for making this so successful. Breakfast is served from 8:30am to 10:30am Wednesdays only. On June 7th we thanked all our volunteers for their help with a catered luncheon from Young’s catering and raffles of 2 Pepperidge farm baskets and centerpieces which were created by our Dot. The COA’s volunteers put in about 6700 hours of their time for fiscal year 13 at minimum wage equals almost $54000.00. We also had another voting day with over 900 coming into the COA to vote. June was also the end of FY 13. We made a lot of improvements here the decor, a grill; swing etc. this was all done with the help of the Formula Grant, our budget and donations. We thank one and all. 4 people got together and have planned a Fuel Fund Raiser for Rehoboth Friends of the Elderly slated for Friday, September 13th at the Attleboro Elks, Main Street, Attleboro. Tickets are $20.00 and on Sale now. There will be 50/50, Raffles, Door Prizes, Hors

d’oeuvres from Young’s Catering. Please Join in & Have Fun for a great cause…Our Rehoboth Seniors. Oldies Attire Welcomed! Please always 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. Please be safe and be ready for any inclement weather call your COA Staff at 508-252-3372 if you have any questions or concerns. Respectfully, Norie Palmer, Director

The COA Breakfast Club

On Wednesdays from 8:30am to 10:30am the COA is serving egg muffin or 2 pancakes with your choice ham or Canadian bacon coffee or tea for $2.00 and home fries for an extra 25cents. 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 are always 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 will resume in September. Please check the newspaper and on line for the 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.

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“H E A L T H B E A T” COA’s Fitness Corner

Thursday Chair Yoga Exercise Class 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. Linda Sherman, Gale Pray and Brad Marshall, Rehoboth COA staff are creating Italian subs for the monthly Tasty Thursday luncheon. They served the subs with salad, chips, pickles and sherbet with blueberries for desert, coffee or tea and all for a mere $3.00. Please call 508-252-3372 to get your reservation in for Thursday, August 29th at 12 noon.

Meals on Wheels and Meal-site Information

Please contact our meal site for information on the Meals on Wheels program or the site meals served 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.

COA Social Gatherings Gert’s Café

There are very specific rules which state when and how often Medicare will pay for the above services. For a complete list of free preventive services, go to or see a SHINE counselor. 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 508252-3372 and ask for a SHINE appointment. You can also call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800243-4636), then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back as soon as possible.

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.

Musical Mondays

The group is blending their voices in perfect harmony. They meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New voices and friends are always welcome.

“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. .


Staying Healthy with Medicare An important goal for Medicare is to help people stay healthy by encouraging prevention. Medicare provides a number of preventive services. These services are free whether you have traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, like an HMO. Some of these services include: Colorectal cancer screening (including colonoscopies) Mammograms Pap tests and pelvic exams Prostate cancer screening Bone mass measurements Cardiovascular screening Flu and pneumonia shots Alcohol misuse screening/counseling Depression screening Obesity screening and counseling

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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 August 8th – Meeting New members always welcomed. Call Carl Chace for details. 508 252- 9695 And remember…..The Best is yet to Come.


The Senior Citizens Club celebrated 40 years with a dinner catered by the K.P. Grill and held at the 5 Bridge Inn, in Rehoboth. 83 seniors attended the festivities that were organized by past president, Virginia Fisher and current President, Kay Mann. All Rehoboth seniors are welcome to attend monthly meetings and other planned events at the Rehoboth C.O.A.

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 Hi-Lo 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.


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.


Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together for our seniors. Call Marilyn 508252-9366 No Meetings for July & August…. See you in September! 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 rd 3 Thursdays of the Month at 1:30pm at the Rehoboth Council on Aging. Up Coming Activities No Meetings for July & August…. See you in September! 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. No Meetings for July & August…. See you in September!

Veterans’ Corner

from Lt. Col. William C. Saunders, U. S. Army, (Retired) 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.


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IN MEMORIAM landscaping, gardening, hunting, fishing, and restoring his 1969 Ford Mustang. He also loved country music, jazz, and Dixieland music. Noel was an avid New England Patriots fan and an ardent follower of politics. He will always be remembered for being devoted to his family and neighbors. Noel is survived by three daughters, Patricia A. Turgeon and her husband Mark Swanson of Philadelphia, N.Y., Sandra L. Noel and her husband Thomas W. Noel Jr. of North Dighton, and Lorrie J. Turgeon and her significant other Derek Sasso of Cumberland, R.I.; a sister, Constance Paull of Taunton; a brother, Thomas Turgeon and his wife Rita of Attleboro; two grandchildren, Mary Ingrid Swanson and Margaret Carleen Noel; and his loving companion, Flora ODonnell of Foxboro. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gerard Turgeon and Roger Turgeon. A graveside service with full military honors was conducted Friday, July 12, 2013, in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Road, Rehoboth. For those wishing to remember Noel in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Town of Rehoboth Department of Veterans Services, 148 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA 02769, for the construction of the new Veterans Memorial in Rehoboth, or Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780, or www. An online guest book for family and friends to express condolences and remembrances may be found at www.

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Deanne L. Bastow-Benoit, 37, a longtime resident of Seekonk, passed away on July 15th. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Michael E. Bastow and the late Donna A. (Tameo). She worked, for many years, as a Teacher’s Aid in the Seekonk School System. Beside her father, Deanne leaves a daughter, Breanne Benoit, her grandmothers, Joan Bastow and Janis Tameo, her brother and sister; Michael and Jodi and nieces Adreanna and Peyton. Calling hours were held on Thursday, July 18th from 5 - 8 PM in the J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence. A funeral celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, July 24th, at 12 Noon, in the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. For condolences go to

Rehoboth - Noel C. Turgeon, 78, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed peacefully with his family members at his side Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Devine) Turgeon who passed in 2006. Born in Central Falls, R.I., Dec. 25, 1934, he was a son of the late Eugene and Eva (Dacier) Turgeon. Noel attended Dighton High School and was a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He served his country proudly as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War, spending one year deployed to Okinawa, Japan. He later received the Foreign Service and Good Conduct Medals. He was employed by the Northrup Grumman Corporation in Norwood as a quality assurance engineer for 34 years, and later worked as a consultant at Fibersense Technology Corporation prior to retirement. Noel was a lifelong resident of Rehoboth, where he was very active in the American Legion Post 302. He enjoyed

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Rehoboth Kenneth W. Gorman, of Rehoboth and Chelmsford, MA and Manhattan Beach, CA passed away on July 3 at age 62 after a long illness. See full obituary at Arlene “Lolly” Wells, 61, formerly of Perryville Road died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Milford Hospital. See full obituary at Ann (Guillo) Westcott-Backlund, age 88, of Reservoir Ave., died Thursday, July 11, 2013. See full obituary at www. Linda S. Hurd, 51, of Rehoboth, died at home Sunday, July 14, 2013, peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness. See full obituary at www. Cecelia “Sally” (Souza) Arruda, who celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month, of Reed St., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com.

Seekonk Freeman E. Treacy, 74, of Valley Street died Thursday July 11, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. See full obituary at www. Raymon S. Riley, MD, 81, of Seekonk passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. Frank T. Barao, formerly of North Wheaton Avenue in Seekonk, died at the age of 84 on Wednesday, the 24th of July at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. See full obituary at Ernest Mansolillo, age 93, of Glastonbury, CT, formerly of Ledge Rd., died early Sunday morning, July 28, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com.

CLASSIFIEDS LOST & FOUND Lost gold link bracelet in late May, early June on Danforth, Perryville, Homestead, Fairview, or Carpenter Sts. Great sentimental value. Reward for return. Ask for Arnold. 508-252-9508 (e813)

FREE STUFF FREE: Large Trampoline (disassembled); good condition. Call 508-840-9256. (e813)

WANTED LAND WANTED: Interested in purchasing 3 to 10 acres of wooded land in Rehoboth to build one residential property. Email TTORRES@ASPECTSINC.COM if you have property you would like to sell. Must NOT be cleared. Rehoboth Wooded area. (e813) 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. (e813)

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ROOMMATE: needed to share apartment with single mom and 2 6 year old twins in Pawtucket. 300.00 per month. Utilities included. Please call Deb at 401-749-4376. (e813) For Rent in Rehoboth: Large one bedroom efficiency includes heat, electric and cable. No smoking - No pets. 1 adult, call 508-252-4054 (e813)

VACATION RENTALS CUSTOM LOG CABIN: White Mountains New Hampshire, Sugar Hill, Franconia NH, sleeps 6, fireplace, full kitchen; minutes from New Hampshire attractions; swimming, hiking, fishing, boating or just R&R; weekly and weekends, Call Joe at 401-439-8089. (e913)

FOR SALE ATTIC CLEANOUT: Rehoboth – Old bottles and Miscellaneous “TREASURES” to be sold. 508-252-6417 (e813)

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. (rfD813)

Chevrolet Corvette 1987: 78,000 miles, Automatic, removable glass top Adult driven & owned for 12 years. Body, paint, tires, engine in very good condition, Very dependable. $5,500. 401-419-1442. (e813)

Wanted: Flower vases, please donate, I can pick up. Call Debbie at 401-632-3602. (rfD813)

SCOTTS LAWNMOWER: 21” cutting width. 6 HP, self-propelled, Front wheel drive engine $75 508-252-4507 (e813)


HOMELITE PRESSURE WASHER: 3 in 1 high speed, gasoline powered. Never used – cost $305. Best offer… 508-252-4507 (e813)

SMALL APARTMENT FOR RENT: 3 rooms plus efficiency kitchen & bath, electric supplied, in Rehoboth, $800. 508-789-2455. (e813)

FOR SALE: Portable Coleman Electric Generator; 4200 Watts, 120/240 voltz. Excellent condition, operators manual included, $300. Call 508-252-4410. (e813)

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Flat Wall Stones: Some huge – you pickup – we load, call 508-252-6550 (e813)

HELP WANTED: Help Wanted, Assistant for home and yard. Personal Assistant, weekly as needed. Organizational skills, crafty and creative with embellishments on clothing, help around home and yard, some computer. No experience required. Creative, idea person. Hourly based on experience. careda1@ (e813) DANCE INSTRUCTOR: Arthur Murray Swansea Dance Studio looking for part time dance instructors. No experience necessary. Hours are 5-9 during the week. Call (508) 679-0071. (e813) Wanted, Driver for septic and pump truck, fulltime, overtime. Paid holidays and vacation. Must have clean driving with medical card, class A or B tank endorsement. Hourly wage negotiable. Apply or call Town Sanitation 508-336-3555 or 508252-9430 (rfTS) Experience installers and laborers needed to install commercial & residential fencing. Knowledge of 6 -12 months experience in wood, vinyl &  wire. Foxx Fence Company Inc., located in Swansea, Ma (508)336-1411 (rf) In need of experience Laborers, Truck Drivers, and Machine Operators.  Contact Erika at 774-322-6819 (rf_mjd)

GENERAL SERVICES CLEANOUT SERVICES: 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. Insured. Tim 508369-9067. (e913) PARTY RENTAL SERVICES: Sale or Rent, Moonwalks $125 per weekend. 20x30 Tent package includes tables & chairs $350. 20x20 tent package $250. Set up Included. Call early for Reservation. Dan 774-306-1278 or 401-255-1072 (e813) Big Blue Removal Service: Attic, Cellar, Total House; WE TAKE EVERYTHING! Furniture, Brush, Appliances, Yard Waste, Construction Debris, Trash…Demolition of Fences, Sheds, Decks, Pools. LET US DO THE WORK. Free Estimates. Call Tony 508226-1295; (rf)

CLASSES / LESSONS Certified teacher available to prep your child for the new school year. Review and sharpen reading, math and writing skills. $35/hr. one day or $25/hr. for two. Liz (401) 368-8238. (e813) MATH TUTOR: High School - Algebra 1 & 2; Trigonometry; Pre-Calculus; Calculus. Weekdays after 3:30 at Seekonk Library. $50 per hour. Call Chris at 508-336-2702. Licensed and currently teaching in Mass. (e813)

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August Business Directory CATEGORY



Agricultural Services Mammoth Rock Farm, LLC A/C & Heating LS Heating & Air Conditioning Animal Solutions Problem Wildlife Solutions Appliance Repairs Affordable Appliance Repair Co. Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs Appliance Store Iz Schwartz Appliance, Inc. Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. Attorney Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney Attorney Laurie P. Mullen Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri Auto Body Sousa’s Auto Body Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body Auto Detailing MS Classic Cars Auto Repairs Manny’s Auto Repair Inc. Auto Repairs Metric Motors Auto Repairs New England Tire Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep Auto Salvage Seekonk Auto Salvage Bakery Crugnale Bakery Bank Coastway Community Bank Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry Building Contractor DTP Construction Building Contractor Heritage Realty Enterprises, LLC Building Contractor M & S Construction Building Contractor Manuel Labor Inc. Carpentry - Finish Mark Koussa Carpentry Carpet Cleaning Earle’s Carpet Cleaning Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery Child Care Alphabet Soup Preschool Child Care Alphabet Tree Preschool Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol Child Care Puddingstone Preschool, inc. Child Care Teddy Bear Learning & Daycare Ctr Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep Chiropractor Rehoboth Family Chiropractic Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles Computer Repair ICU 4 PC’s Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Inc. Concrete Cutters Cut Rite Concrete Cutting Corp. Dance Studio Alicia’s Dance Studio Dance Studio Rosemary’s School of Dance Dance Studio Step Ahead School of Dance Dentist David C. Zaluski, D.D.S. Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC Dentist Romani Orthodontics

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Disposal Service Professional Duct Cleaning Dog Grooming Groom & Style Dog Services Canine Mastery, Inc Driveways & Masonry DeJesus Driveways Electrician AC Electric Electrician ALKO Electric Electrician Dorrance Electric Electrician Greaves Electric Electrician Karl Kimmell Electric Electrician Neal Bellavance Electric Entertainment King Richard’s Faire Excavating J. Fisk Construction Excavating MJD Excavating, Inc. Farm Souza Family Farm Fence Installation Fence Tech Fence-Sales/Serv. Foxx Fence Fine Chocolates & Gifts Lindt Flooring - All Types Custom Linocraft Flooring - Wood David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors Fuel - Oil Al’s Quality Oil Co. Fuel - Oil E & V Oil Co. Fuel - Oil Pricerite Discount Heating Oil Funeral Home J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home Glass Fabricator Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. Golf Cars New England Golf Cars Golf Club Segregansett Country Club Health & Fitness Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness Health & Fitness Shape Up East Providence Health & Fitness YMCA of Greater Providence Health Care Community VNA Heating & Air Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning Heating Service COD Heating Heating Service Larry’s Heating & A.C. Heating Service LIMA HVAC, Inc. Home Improvements Horner Millwork Home Improvements Professional Property Maintenance Home Improvements Remodelers Outlet Home Improvements Stateside Vinyl Siding Company Home Products Fuller Brush - Earl Goff Jr. Horse Stable-Lessons Journey’s Haven Riding School Insurance National Agents Alliance Insurance Agency Duarte Agency - Allstate Insurance Agency Smith Insurance Group Irrigation Lisco Irrigation Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers Kitchen Remodeling Kitchens Direct, Inc Landscape Service Bee Green Lawncare, LLC. Landscape Service Chris Manley Landscape Service Holden’s Landscaping Landscape Service Kimmell Landscaping Landscape Service Lawnscapes Landscape Service Oakhill Landscape

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August Business Directory CATEGORY



Landscape Service Superior Lawn Care 4 Limousine Service A Good Time Limousine 33 Limousine Service Lea Limousine Service 15 Marble Fabricators Star Marble & Granite 33 Martial Arts USA Karate 56 Masonry-Construction O’Brien Masonry Inc. 57 Masonry-Construction StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 64 Masonry-Construction William Gallant, Jr. Masonry Services 81 Massage Therapy Serenity Massage 46 Memorial Cape Cod Stone 90 Mini Golf - Kids Parties Fantasy Land 53 Mortgage Broker Mortgage Masters Inc. Music Francis Farm 39 Musical Instruction Old Colony Music Together 41 Musical Instruction School of Rock 19 Nursing Homes Waterview Villa 85 Optometrists Barrington Eye Center 21 Optometrists Oscar Ni,O.D. ,Optometrist 47 Orthodontics Romani Orthodontics 9 Painting Contractor Cronan Painting 46 Painting Contractor Delisle & Son Painting & Repair 43 Painting Contractor EZ Painting 94 Painting Contractor Iachetti Painting Company 57 Painting Contractor Lundco Painting LLC. 70 Paving Contractor Action Industries 75 Paving Contractor Driveway Medics 53 Paving Contractor Mohegan Seal Coating Co 22 Paving Contractor Ryan Asphalt Paving 77 Paving Contractor Swansea Construction 23 Paving - Masonry Blue Stone Driveways & Masonry 52 Pest Control Services Bi-State Pest Control 22 Pet Services Rehoboth Pet Care 25 Physician Sturdy Memorial Hospital 11 Plastering & Painting David Laurino - Plastering 55 Plumbing & Heating Sine Plumbing & Heating 54 Plumbing & Heating Vintage Plumbing & Heating 22 Pool/Spa Sales/Service Custom Pool Services 71 Powerwashing East Bay Pressure Wash Co LLC 74

CATEGORY Printing - Copies Private School Private School Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Remodeling Rental Stores Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Retirement Community Roofer/WaterProofing Roofing Contractor Roofing Contractor Roofing Contractor Seafood Market Security Systems Septic Inspections Septic Systems Septic Sys-Cleaning Septic Sys-Cleaning Septic Sys-Cleaning Septic Sys-Cleaning Septic/Trash Removal Special Needs Stone Masonry Trash Removal Trash/Junk Removal Tree Service Tree Service Tree Service Tutoring Water Treatment Well & Pump



Copy Shop, Etc. Barrington Christian Academy Sacred Heart School Aubin Realty David Smith, Century 21 Mateus Realty ReMax Rivers Edge Batty Construction Taunton Rental Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon Country Kitchen Dunkin Donuts - Seekonk Honey Dew Donuts Brookdale/East Bay Cameron Roofing B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. 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 Reeves Stone Mason Contractor Cleanway Disposal & Recycling Big Blue Removal Service Advanced Tree Choate Tree Service Seekonk Tree It’s Elementary Water Filter Company, Inc. F & L Well & Pump, Co.

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"Whether you're building, purchasing, or leasing, we have the imagination to share your dream and the experience to get you there!" • 508-336-4000 x 22 • Diane Aubin, Mary Levasseur • 508-930-5362 • List and Sell with one of Seekonk’s Oldest Real Estate Companies OR





S. Rehoboth: 16 Plain St., New 1,818 sf Aubin Built Ranch home. 3 bed, 2 bath, open floor plan, w/cathedral, island, sliders, HWs, porch, deck, Air, $419,000

Rehoboth: 24 Plain St., Antique farm house, 60,000 sf lot, 2 beds, 2 baths on 1st / In law- 2 beds, 1 bath on 2nd. 2 fp’s, In need of repair. Title V ok New septic in 1995. $225,000 OR















Rehoboth: 3/4 Bed Ranch, 2 acres, in-ground Seekonk: 22 Juniper Rd. New list. Adorable S. Rehoboth: 20 Plain St., New Aubin Built pool, detached 1,750SF heated garage w/loft. 1,500 sf home in the Fieldwood section of Colonial 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath colonial. HW & HW, new roof & boiler. Extras + $559,000 Seekonk. Great neighborhood. granite, full front porch, deck. $409,000.00 G









Swansea: 2302 GAR Hwy. Business “B” district Swansea: 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Ranch, Open floor next to CVS; 2 beds, 1 bath; on 1.5 Acres of land plan w/ cathedral, Kitchen, Island, Deck, HWs, granite, Air, mstr, W/D 1st flr. $399,900 on Rt. 6 in Swansea! $250,000 R




Rehoboth: Almeida Rd. 4,500 sf insulated heated warehouse, 14’ overhead doors. R YO







Attleboro: 30 MANN ST. (RI Line), immaculate, furnished 5,000 sf office overlooking Rt,.95, Great Signage





Seekonk: 4,000sf Office/Retail, 40 parking spaces. Faces Rt.6. 2,000sf available for immediate occupancy. Next to Tire Pro’s & Rockland Trust Bank. $549,000

REHOBOTH: 95 Martin St. 4,451sf Colonial. 5 Beds, 4 1/2 baths, 48” Gas Range, Pool, Sunroom, Air Cleaning System + much more. $475,000.00 R



East Prov: 9,326sf one story medical office unit in the Metacomet Executive Office Park; sub-dividable to 4,000 sf. Near Tockwotton Assisted living Rehab facility; near 195.



Seekonk: 2 Pearl St. Local Business Zone, Well maintained 4 Bed, 1 bath, lg kitchen, HW’s, W/D incl. Sink in Basement. $189,000.00











East Greenwich: 6,700sf Class “A” medical space, in front of West Bay Medical Ctr. 91 shared parking spaces. Across st from Lifespan Ctr! On the scenic South County Trail (Rt 2).



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Think the price of HEATING OIL is expensive???... “The price of HEATING OIL vs PRINTER INK! (a somewhat humorous price comparison)….” ***

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Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?... They have you hooked on ink at… $5,200.00/gal???!!!=(Ouch!!) So when you are at looking at your oil tank gauge, be glad your heating system doesn’t run on: Gatorade, Scope, Nyquil, Whiteout, or heaven forbid…. printer ink!!! *As of today (8/1/13 our price is $3.399/GAL [cash/check]) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

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