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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-06-2018

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6 LINCOLN DECEMBER 6-12, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION LINCOLN – "It's getting jammed up over here like Route 95 during rush hour," announced Twin River Casino's General Manager Craig Sculos, acting as emcee during Tuesday's "celebrity" blackjack tour- nament at the casino. "They set me up for failure," the dealer joked, motioning to Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. "Melissa, you were doing so well!" Ruggerio said, with two hands left to play in the Championship Round the sixth annual Twin River Casino Holiday Blackjack Tournament. Ultimately, Ruggerio would take fifth place overall. A total of 36 players competed in this year's charity tournament, includ- ing elected officials, members of the local press, union representatives and business leaders. Each player was guaranteed $1,000 for their cho- sen charities, with those making the championship round earning even more. The top six winning play- ers competed for a grand prize of $10,000, to be donated to a Rhode Island charity of the winner's choice. This year's winner was Paul DeRoche, senior vice president of government relations for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. "I'm going to come in every day from now on," he joked as casino officials tallied the chips. As win- ner, DeRoche donated $10,000 to Crossroads Rhode Island. Second-place winner Frank Carpano, of Channel 10, donated his $7,500 in prize money to Adoption Rhode Island, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata gave her $5,000 third-place winnings to Special Olympics Rhode Island, and fourth-place champ John Howell, editor and publisher of The Warwick Beacon, supported the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon with $3,500. In fifth place, Ruggerio donated $2,500 in winnings to the Holy Family Home for Women and Children in Providence. Rep. Alex Marszalkowski, of Cumberland, took sixth and donated $1,500 to the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry, which recently relocated to 1 Angell Road in Cumberland. Each of the tournament's remaining challengers earned $1,000 for local Twin River blackjack tourney nets $60,000 for local charities By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTOS BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Twin River Casino general manager CRAIG SCULOS, far right, emcees the final round of Tuesday's Blackjack Tournament. State Senate President DOMINICK RUGGERIO, NBC-10's FRANK CARPANO, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce SVP PAUL DEROCHE, the Warwick Beacon's JOHN HOWELL, state Sen. ERIN LYNCH PRATA and state Rep. ALEX MARSZALKOWSKI, of Cumberland, all participated in the final round. Continues on next page Excellence in Senior Care & Companionship to Keep Your Loved One Healthy, Happy & at Home • Accompany to Medical Appointments • Errands & Shopping • Keeping Your Loved Ones Active • Meal Planning & Preparation Consistent • Reliable • Piece of Mind To schedule a complimentary assessment please call 401-487-8787 or There for your loved ones . . . when you can't be LeeAnn Brigido Locally Owned & Operated Happy Client Bob Walsh SILVER LINING Personal Concierge Services Klibanoff Eye Associates Welcomes Dr. Mona Aoude Klibanoff Now accepting New Patients 55 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 Dr. Klibanoff specializes in primary eye care including comprehensive eye exams, treatment of ocular diseases, glasses and contact lens service, and the pre and post operative management of cataract and LASIK surgery patients. Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday

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