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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-09-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 9-15, 2019 THE VALLEY 5 Photo finish Newly acquired treasure trove of photos depicting Narragansett Park is highlight of Valley Talks WOONSOCKET – An "invalu- able" collection of photo negatives newly acquired by the Rhode Island Historical Society, depicting the life and times of Pawtucket's famous Narragansett Park Racetrack, will be the hot topic at the kickoff of this year's Valley Talks series, set to come to the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St. in Woonsocket, this Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m. "It's a huge Rhode Island story," says Richard Ring, deputy executive director for collections and interpre- tation at the Rhode Island Historical Society, speaking of the state's acqui- sition from a local photographer. Those photos will now need to be processed in a long and painstak- ing – but very exciting – process, he said. Ring will give attendees at Sunday's Valley Talks event a small taste of what researchers eventually expect to find among the photos. "I'm going to present a little buffet of possible angles," he said of the old thoroughbred racing track. "It's poli- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com tics, it's money, it's sports, it's class. You know, there's a ton of stuff." Valley Talks is a series of biweekly historical lectures. The Jan. 13 event will feature Ring presenting on this major acquisi- tion the Rhode Island Historical Society has made as it celebrates its "Rah-Rah Rhody" sports program- ming theme for 2019. The pro- gram, "Gansett: A brief history of Narragansett Racetrack through its photo archive," will feature the com- plete, extant archive of thousands of negatives of photographs taken at the track, which opened in 1934 and offi- cially closed in 1978. This collection, says Ring, includes at least 10,000 negatives, and many as 30,000, some of them dating back to the 1930s. Officials are keeping the name of the photographer who See RACETRACK, Page 6 S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 www.StanleyTree.com Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization Winter Ball Christmas Ball • Solstice Ball • Company Party Tis the Season to be Jolly & Smart... Why buy when you can rent? 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 www.ourplacetux.com Tuxedo or Suit $ 45 Your Choice Michael's Meats Family Owned and Operated Since 1972 This Week's Specials Good From Thursday, January 10 TH -Wednesday, January 16 TH , 2019 Find out what's on sale at www.Michaels-Meats.com CUMBERLAND 2130 Mendon Road, 401-305-5555 FResh PRODUce FROM OUR Deli HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; (Wed. closing at 6 p.m.); Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1-lb. bag, baby peeled carrots large, sweet onions 5-lb. bag russet potatoes $ 7 .99 lb. freshly sliced, boar's head eVer roast chicken breast Saturday Special Saturday, JaNuary 12 tH , 2019 only. certified angus porterhouse steak ............... $ 8 .99 lb. t-bone steak ........................................ $ 7 .99 lb. tueSday/WedNeSday Special tueS. & Wed., JaNuary 15 tH & 16 tH , 2019 only. certified angus beef round shaVed steak $ 3 .99 lb. fresh, grade a, trimmed boneless/skinless chicken thighs fresh haddock fillets $ 1 .99 lb. extra lean pork cutlets freshly sliced, boar's head american cheese $ 3 .99 lb. northwestern bosc pears $ 1 .99 lb. 99 ¢ lb. $ 1 .99 ea. freshly made red bliss potato salad fresh, 3 to a pkg. romaine hearts $ 1 .99 ea. 99 ¢ ea. $ 6 .99 lb. $ 3 .99 lb. 99 ¢ lb. $ 4 .99 lb. $ 3 .49 lb. $ 3 .29 lb. michael's seasoned cheddar burgers baby back pork spare ribs michael's marinated chicken cutlets $ 3 .99 lb. spicy, marinated pork blade meat • bacon • montreal • mushroom/onion

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