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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 01-10-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. valleybreeze.com @ valleybreeze.com @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JANUARY 10-16, 2019 Calendar 10 Entertainment 3 Movies 5 Parenting 2 Real Estate 9 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 12 QUICK INDEX Photo finish Newly acquired treasure trove of photos depicting Narragansett Park Racetrack is highlight of Valley Talks WOONSOCKET – An "invaluable" 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 interpretation at the Rhode Island Historical Society, speak- ing of the state's acquisition from a local photographer. Those pho- tos will now need to be processed in a long and painstaking – but very exciting – process, he said. Ring will give attendees at Sunday's Valley Talks event By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS Selecting stunningly perfect gifts for people has never been my strong suit, and this year was no exception as I struggled to think of what to get for the hard-to-buy-for people in my life. And then a serendipitous find pulled my fat from the fire, and not a moment too soon. It was the day before Christmas Eve. I had wracked my brain trying to come up with something meaning- ful for my daughter Barbara and was unsuccessfully rummaging through storage bins in the basement in search of one item I thought might fit the bill (which I won't identify just in case I ever find it and could use it at a later date), kicking up dust and Barbara's favorite gift A pictorial history of a first date See RHEA, Page 7 See RACETRACK, Page 8 Wet Leaky Basement? • PumPs installed • under FlOOr drainage • reasOnable Pricing (401) 255-9999 let a PrOFessiOnal sOlve yOur basement water PrOblems John a. d'ambra diversified services ri reg. #9386 100% Financing new construction • remodeling we hanDle all insurance claims (401) 225-9422 • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No job too small • FREE Roof Inspections Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate Roofing by roofing special going on now!

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