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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-18-2018

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4 SMITHFIELD OCTOBER 18-24, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER do it. Due to this, she said she didn't stress about what she needed to do throughout the day. "If something had to be done, I did it. And everything I did, I did because I loved it," Orlandi said. Orlandi worked at a Coro Company in Providence, manufacturing jewelry until retirement. A former Providence resident, she said she also enjoys find- ing new talents and pursuing them. Lately, Orlandi enjoys designing jewel- ry, and creating new pieces. A "worker, not a boss," she said she likes to make things, mostly because she loves jew- elry. "If you want to live as long as me, then never stop doing what you enjoy doing. If you see something you'd like to try, then do it," she said. Orlandi said she cherished the 20 years she worked at the North Main Street Dunkin' Donuts, leaving the job only two years ago. She stills stops in for a coffee from time to time. "I enjoyed my work. I met so many people there. I enjoy people," Orlandi said. Her proudest achievement was in 1948 when Orlandi won most valuable player on her baseball league, where she played first base and shortstop. She said she will still play on her family's pickup leagues occasionally. "Oh, I still got it. I'm a very good baseball player. If they want me to do it, I'm ready to go. I'm in good shape," she said. To stay healthy, DiSimone said her mother ate garlic in everything, which Orlandi confirmed with a nod. DiSimone said Orlandi stayed active and happy, playing cards with her girl- friends, quahogging with the family, and playing tennis until she was in her '70s. After her birthday song, the partygo- ers sang along to classic tunes from the 50s and 60s, crooned away by musician Todd Hargraves. A crowd favorite, Orlandi sang along to "Toot, Toot, Tootsie," and joined Hargraves while he serenaded her with Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." Two of her three great-grandchil- dren ran in front of her while the music played. North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi awarded the Providence native with an acknowledgment for her achievement during her party. He said he wished he could be as vibrant as her when he turns 100 years old, and wished her good health. "What can I say, I want to be just like her when I get big," Lombardi said. "I'll come back next year, too, because I know you'll be here." ORLANDI From Page 2 NORTH PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY (NPHA) MULTIPLE LOCATIONS AND RENOVATIONS SECTION: 00010 – INVITATION FOR BIDS The Housing Authority of the City of North Providence located at 945 Charles St., North Providence, RI 02904, Rhode Island will receive bids for Charles Street Manor Kitchen Renovation & Railing Replacement located at 947 Charles St., North Providence, RI, Sunset Terrace Railing Replacement located at 45 Sunset Ave., North Providence, RI, and Allendale Manor Railing Replacement located at 511 Woonsquatucket Ave., North Providence, RI, in accordance with all the Contract Documents (drawings and specifications) prepared by Architectura, Inc, until 2:00 P.M. local time, on October 30, 2018 at the City of North Providence Housing Authority office located at the above address, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Proposed forms of Contract Documents, including specifications and drawings are on file at the City of North Providence Housing Authority located at 945 Charles St., North Providence, RI 02904, Rhode Island, and will be available on or after 12:00 p.m. on October 15, 2018. Copies of the documents may be obtained by depositing a non-refundable bank check in the amount of $75.00, made payable to the City of North Providence Housing Authority, for each set of documents so obtained. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Site, Charles Street Manor, 947 Charles Street, North Providence, RI, - October 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., local time. Attendance by all bidders is strongly recommended. A certified check or bank draft payable to the Housing Authority of North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in the amount of five percent (5%) of Bid Proposal shall be submitted with the Bid. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and execute a satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds, subject to the approval of the Local Authority. Attention is called to the provisions for Equal Employment Opportunity, Minority Business Enterprises, Non-Collusive provisions and to payment of not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Project Manual that must be paid on this project. The Contract will be awarded to the responsible Bidder complying with the conditions of the Invitation for Bids, provided their Bid is reasonable and it is in the best interest of the Local Authority to accept it. The Bidder to whom the award is made will be notified at the earliest practicable date. However, the Local Housing Authority (LHA) reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and to waive any informality in Bids received whenever such rejection or waiver is in the interest of the LHA. No Bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the opening of Bids, without the consent of the Housing Authority of North Providence. By: William Malloy, Executive Director 143B Danielson Pike Scituate, RI 02857 401.764.5955 RI DEM Lic. #1209/940 Insured We are located in the of Scituate Village Big Jack, Client Our Daycare is Structured Socialization DAYCARE / BOARDING / GROOMING FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

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