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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-06-2018

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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20 CUMBERLAND DECEMBER 6-12, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Foundation is instrumental in helping us continue to provide a dedicated liaison to the business community impacted by this proj- ect," said Bob Billington, executive director of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. "Laura brings a fresh perspective to the position and has already made initial contact with many of the business owners on Broad Street." According to Billington, the initia- tive has a long history, with orga- nized efforts to improve the area actively in the works from 2007 to 2012 but hitting a wall and stalling from 2013 to 2016. A renewed energy around the BSRI came in 2017 with an $11.5 million commitment in funding from the Rhode Island Transportation Improvement Program. Additional support from the Rhode Island Foundation at that time made possible Finkle's hiring as a liaison to the businesses located on Broad Street. After a year of lay- ing important groundwork in mes- saging and communications, Finkle has shifted gears but is confident Burkett will carry the project for- ward. "I'm thrilled to play an important role in the continuation of BSRI 2.0 and have this opportunity to directly serve my community," said Burkett, a leather artist with a studio on Fountain Street in Pawtucket. She is also the owner operator of ArtSmart Productions and pro- duces the annual Art Providence Holiday Show in the Rhode Island Convention Center, set for this weekend. Mayor Donald Grebien of Pawtucket stated that Broad Street is a pivotal thoroughfare for Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Cumberland. The addition of Burkett and her experience "will be instrumental to ensuring that our businesses and community are involved in the Broad Street regeneration process," he said. "We welcome her to the team and are excited to continue the great work." A portion of funds from the Rhode Island Foundation com- munity grant also supports a part- time grant writer for the project, a position recently filled by Bianca Policastro of The Policastro Group. BROAD STREET From Page 5 Princess Story Time at the library CUMBERLAND – The next Princess Story Time being held at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, for children ages 4-8, will be Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Children's Room. There will be a new princess in attendance to enjoy the stories, singing, dancing and games. Each princess will also be available to sign autographs and take pictures after the event. Registration is required and you can register online. Call the Children's Room at 401- 333-2552, ext. 3, or visit www.cum- . 3755 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI 401-658-1515 | Good food. Good friends. Good food. Good friends. La Vigilia Christmas Eve Dinner Join us for our annual FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES Monday, December 24th 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Full menu and specials also available Reservations recommended La Vigilia Christmas Eve Dinner Join us for our annual FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES Monday, December 24th 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Full menu and specials also available Reservations recommended Christmas & Holiday Gift Card Perks Now through December 31st PURCHASE $100 GIFT CARD, RECEIVE $25 GIFT CARD FREE PURCHASE $50 GIFT CARD, RECEIVE $10 GIFT CARD FREE Book your Christmas Party today! Catering available Peppermint Hot Chocolate Rum Chata Eggnog Italian Sausage, Red Pepper, Green Pepper, Cheddar Cheese Oomelet Gingerbread Pancakes With Cream Cheese Glaze Cranberry Almond Bread French Toast With Raspberry Fruit Compote Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch Open 7 Days a Week 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Modern American Cooking With a European Flair 4077 Mendon Road, Cumberland, Rhode Island 401-658-0449 • Chinese ~ Polynesian ~ American Cuisine 609 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, RI 723-9330 TAke-ouT & DInIng Room open DAILy 11:30 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m. -10:30 p.m. Dine-In ~ Take-Out Gift Certificates Available Let Us Cater Your Holiday Event! in Our Lounge Everyday! 8 p.m.-Midnight 1/2 Off Appetizers FREE Wifi! We deliver order online 3450 Mendon Road, Hill Shop Plaza, Cumberland, RI 658-0032 We proudly recycle $25 Gift Card for $20 Now thru Dec. 24 th December Special Chicken pot pie $9.99

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