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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-28-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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4 ENTERTAINMENT NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION businesses on Main Street," she said. "The upper crust of Woonsocket at that time. And so it sort of gives a peek into what that life was, which isn't necessarily the story that we tell within the museum's walls." The city's North End, bordered roughly by Verry Street to the south, Highland Street to the west, Winter Street to the north and Summer Street to the east, is classified as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the homes, said Carr, still display the features of early 20th century con- struction, when gas lamps were the newest technology to light the way through the winter months. As part of the event, partic- ipants will receive a guided tour of the North End and visit several homes that con- tinue to be used as private residences. Homeowners will offer tours inside the homes and share stories with visi- tors about their experiences caring for and rehabbing the historic properties. "All these homes are pri- vate residences, and the fam- ilies who've decided to open their doors very generously for that afternoon to help the museum, we're very grateful to them," said Carr. As an added bonus, many of the homes will be deco- rated for Christmas, bringing a festive air to the event. Afterward, homeowners and participants will gather at River Falls restaurant for a traditional French Canadian holiday meal consisting of pea soup, meat pie, roasted turkey with gravy, honey tarragon carrots, cranberry sauce, brown bread and a maple dessert. The North End historic house tour was first held in 2016, when Carr said the event sold out. Last year, the museum decided not to hold the event as they had already hosted a 20th anniversary gala shortly before the holi- day season. The museum received so many calls ask- ing about the event, she said, they knew they had to host it again this year. To add to the Christmas celebration, participants will receive a guidebook that includes favorite holiday songs and are invited to carol as they make their way around the neighborhood. "It's not mandatory, but it adds a festive air to the day," said Carr. Tickets for the historic house tour are available at the Museum of Work and Culture or online at Tickets for the house tour only are $40. Tickets for the house tour and holiday dinner are $65. Proceeds will support the museum's programs. For more informa- tion, contact the Museum of Work and Culture at 401- 769-9675. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE TRUDY LAMOUREAUX, in front, and her daughter, LENORE RHEAUME, walk down the the beautiful wooden staircase lead- ing from the second floor of their home at 368 Prospect Street during the first Holiday Historic House Tour in 2016. HOMES From Page One Please Join Us for Our GRAND OPENING and OPEN HOUSE EVENT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 AND 9 FROM 12 P.M. - 3 P.M. Celebrating the Opening of Our NEWEST Condominiums Available Now Elise Vetri Keller Williams Leading Edge Cell: 401-651-1138 Ross Silva Loan Officer 401-374-8961 NMSL# 1376239 Choose from One Level and Townhouse style models. Each unit features 2 BR, 2+ Baths, Master Bedroom Suites, Granite Countertops, Central Air, 2 Car Garage, and Deck. One level Units feature a ZERO stair entry. Join us for this exciting event! All are welcome. There will be a drawing for Door Prizes. Refreshments. Q&A with a Professional Home Stager & more. Being offered at a tremendous value with prices starting at $ 309,000 This event is being offered by Elise Vetri & Associates in conjunction with Navigant Credit Union Elise Vetri Realtor

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