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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-10-2018

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4 PAWTUCKET OCTOBER 10-16, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION also a lot of participation from area supermarkets. The Pawtucket Lions and Pawtucket Rotary do a lot of the volunteer work for the effort, and Armando & Sons Meat Market makes a large donation of turkeys. The Make-A-Wish Foundation also contributes to the project. Many local businesses in the city sponsor at least two or three baskets every year, she added, saying she's proud of how big the city has made this effort. The only requirements for some- one to receive a basket are that they be in need and that they live in Pawtucket, said Grebien. She said it's important to her to make sure the donations that come in each year are going to help city residents, which is why recipients are asked to show some proof of residency, such as a bus pass or electric bill. A letter goes out to business owners and residents each year asking them to help their neigh- bors through the basket drive, said Grebien. "We say you're helping your neighborhood," she said. The basket drive also partners with local schools to find families in need. Grebien said veteran turkey basket volunteer Herb Weiss is quick to remind her just how far this pro- gram has come. When she took over operations for former Pawtucket First Lady Joan Doyle, she started from scratch, with no names on the list for receiving baskets. Items placed in holiday baskets include a large turkey, pasta, rice, beans, potatoes, mac and cheese, des- sert, and loaves of bread. Adding rice and beans reflects a desire to touch a diverse range of city cultures through the effort, she said. This year's loading and distribu- tion event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 80 Fountain St. On distribution day, peo- ple come out to help deliver baskets to homes, as well as help load recipi- ents' cars once they receive the food. "There is a lot of community pride," said Grebien. To inquire about volunteering with the effort or receiving a basket, call City Hall and ask for either Herb Weiss or Sandy Benson. Signup dates at City Hall are Monday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. BASKETS From Page One Cadets from the Tolman High School Marine Corps JUNIOR OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS partici- pated in the pre-game cer- emony at Fenway Park prior to the start of the Sept. 14 game. With nearly 40,000 fans in attendance to watch the game between the Red Sox and New York Mets, the Tolman MCJROTC Color Guard took the field to pres- ent the colors for the sing- ing of the National Anthem. Cadets who particpated are Arlenne Almanzar, Zachary Williams, Mason Dineen, Erlenne Almanzar. Senior Center will hold flu vaccine clinic PAWTUCKET – A flu vaccine clinic will be held at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vaccines are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will need to bring their health insurance card(s) and a photo ID on the day of the clinic. There is no charge with the follow- ing health insurances: BCBS of R.I., Federal BCBS, Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts, and Carelink; and $25 for different or no insurance. Registration is necessary. Call 401- 728-7582 or visit the center's second floor administrative office. ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? 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OBITUARIES – Obituaries cost $90–$125. They are posted online immediately, and placed in the first available paper. Check with your funeral director for details. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED STORY? All current stories remain free online for one week after print publication. Older stories are now archived online back to July 2001. We're sorry, but we have few back issues of papers in our offices and cannot provide free library services. • Online: Visit, and click on "Search The Breeze Archive." Use keywords to find old stories. Single stories cost $2.95 through our Newsbank partners. Multi-story packages, which provide lower costs per story, are also available. SUBSCRIPTIONS – The Valley Breeze may be delivered anywhere in the United States, in an envelope, by First Class mail only. The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link CITY OF PAWTUCKET TAXES SECOND Quarterly Payment of Real Estate, Tangible & Motor Vehicle Taxes are due OCTOBER 15, 2018 Taxes unpaid after the due date will be subject to a (13%) thirteen percent penalty Don't have your account information? Email us: FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT EXCUSE ANYONE FROM PAYING TAXES AND ANY INTEREST PENALTY Send your payment NOW or Pay Online CITY OF PAWTUCKET- COLLECTIONS 137 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860 Or to the P.O. Box indicated on your Bill FINANCE DIRECTOR TREASURER JOANNA L'HEUREUX SHAUN STROBEL NOTICE OF FINAL CANVAS CITY OF PAWTUCKET FINAL CANVASS OF VOTING FOR THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION The membership of the Board of Canvassers and Registrations will meet in room 303 of Pawtucket City Hall on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. for the purpose of correcting and canvassing the Preliminary Voting List for the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Board of Canvassers Office at 722-1637 – 72 hours in advance. TDD telephone (401) 722-8239. Maria M. Pavao, Chairperson Edward Catone, Jr., Clerk Robert W. Castle, Member CIUDAD DE PAWTUCKET LISTA FINAL DE LA LISTA DE VOTACIÓN PARA EL 6 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2018 ELECCION GENERAL. La membresía de la Junta de Escrutadores y Registros se reunirá en la sala 303 del Ayuntamiento de Pawtucket el lunes 15 de octubre de 2018 a las 2:30 p.m. con el propósito de corregir y solicitar la Lista de votación preliminar para la Elección General que se celebrará el martes 6 de noviembre de 2018. Las personas que soliciten servicios de intérprete para personas con discapacidad auditiva deben notificar a la Oficina de la Junta de Escrutadores al 722-1637 - 72 horas de anticipación . TDD telephone (401) 722-8239. Maria M. Pavao, Presidente Edward Catone, Jr., Empleado Robert W. 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