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The North Providence Breeze 02-06-2019

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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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE 7 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Ann Logan, a North Providence resident who lived in various states before ending up in Rhode Island in 2009, will turn 106 years old this Sunday, Feb. 10. Logan, who lives at Douglas Manor on Douglas Avenue, told The Breeze she doesn't have any big plans for her birthday, though members of her church, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal in Providence, are plan- ning to throw her a party, Logan's daughter, LeMoyne Bethea, said. Asked what her secret is to living a long life, Logan credits having an active lifestyle when she was younger. "I just take care of myself," she said. One way she would stay active, and one of her favorite memories of growing up, she said: "We used to dance a lot," in particular, waltz and two-step. Logan is not the first of her rela- tives to live for more than a century; she has a great aunt who lived to be 106. Born in 1913 in North Carolina to parents Robert and Lena Smith, Logan left home at 16 and moved to Virginia. When she was 26, she married Everett Logan, an insurance salesman. Logan worked as a dressmaker and owned her own shop. She later became a nurse and worked in Philadelphia. When she was younger, Logan thought she would be a writer but "I wasn't any good," she said. In addition to Bethea, who is Logan's caregiver, Logan has one son, Forrest Logan, as well as 16 grandchildren. Her son lives in Sudan with six of his children, while his other two children live in Connecticut and California. Bethea's children live in Connecticut, New York, Maryland and Arizona, she said. Logan said she enjoys reading, especially mysteries, but said she doesn't read as much as she used to. On what notable changes she sees in today's world, Logan said, "Children now have more freedom than I had when I was growing up." "They stay up late at night," she added. "We went to bed early, and we got up early." NP resident set to celebrate 106th birthday Sunday By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer ANN LOGAN, of North Providence, will celebrate her 106th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 10. Technology workshop, Valentine's celebration offered at the Mancini Center NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the fol- lowing programs. • Learn how to play high-low-jack on Monday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. Learn the basics of high-low-jack. Register at the front desk. • The technology workshop Ask Joe will be held Monday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. Joe Riccitelli will be on hand for a workshop to answer tech questions. When registering at the front desk, leave your tech question for this program. This forum will help develop all future computer and technology classes. • A continental breakfast, spon- sored by Golden Crest, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. • A Meet the Cardiologist pro- gram will be held Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Free 15-minute consultations will be available. • A Valentine's Day Dine and Dance event will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be catered by Mickey G's. Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Feb. 8. For more information, call 401- 231-0742. Writing and cursive workshops for R.I. teachers PROVIDENCE – Local teachers are invited to register for Learning Without Tears workshops on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, held at the Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange St. Friday from 8 a.m. to noon is the Pre-K Readiness and Writing work- shop, which introduces a readiness curriculum full of developmentally appropriate activities that teach chil- dren about letters, body awareness, numbers, sequencing, and sharing in a fun, engaging, and informal manner. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is a kindergarten through 5th grade workshop focused on cursive instruc- tion including novel ways to teach and write cursive. A portion of the sessions, which offer visual components, will explore how cursive and handwriting boost brain activity, why students who have stron- ger handwriting skills perform better in school overall, and how teachers can make their cursive and handwrit- ing lessons interactive. 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