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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-07-2019

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12 CUMBERLAND FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Making this appearance supreme- ly satisfying, said this New England Patriots super fan, was that hap- pened because his favorite team kept winning long enough to make it to another big game. Pesaturo said he was approached by the CBS crew a few days earlier about being on the show, told that the network was looking to focus on Rhode Island talent instead of going back to Boston again, and he quickly agreed. He said he did give the station some grief for never get- ting back to him previously when he tried to get on the show. In the segment, CBS This Morning's Mo Rocca goes to Rhode Island to show how the Ocean State is better than Los Angeles. He explains that CBS had gone to Boston to record segments prior to each of the previous two Super Bowls. He talks about the food, the great sports teams, the seasons, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper, The Providence Journal, the Blue Blue Bug, and Rhode Island donuts, among others. "And Providence is the home of Cory Pesaturo, you know, the three-time world champion on the accordion," he said." You know that song, 'It's a Grand Old Flag,' writ- A screenshot from Cory Pesaturo's pre-Super Bowl appearance on CBS THIS MORNING last Thursday. PESATURO From Page One ten by Providence's own, George M. Cohan," he adds, as Pesaturo plays the accordion on the screen. The camera then cuts to Miller, who dances alongside Pesaturo. "He's terrific, isn't he?" she says. "And currently on tour here in Los Angeles." Pesaturo said he made an attempt to get to Sunday's Super Bowl, where the Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3, but was ultimately unsuccessful in his last-minute bid. Pesaturo will be in concert Saturday, Feb. 16, at Cumberland's Blackstone River Theatre along with friend Mari Black who is Scotland's Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion and a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. The concert is at 8 p.m. and res- ervations can be made by calling 401-725-9272. Find the video of his appearance at www.cbsnews.com/video/los- angeles-vs-providence-regions-of- rams-and-patriots-face-off . Scholarship for college journalist offered PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Press Association will pres- ent a $1,000 college scholarship this spring to an outstanding college stu- dent preparing for a career in print journalism. Students need not be majoring in journalism to be eligible. Instead, judges are looking for academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in print journalism, such as work on school or community news- papers. Nominees must be residents of Rhode Island attending any four- year college or university or non- residents enrolled at a Rhode Island college or university who are enter- ing the 2019-20 academic year as juniors, seniors or full-time graduate students. The scholarship money is paid directly to the student. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 29. For more information, con- tact Elyse Major, editor-in-chief, Providence Media, via email at elyse@providenceonline.com . Local news. Local owners. You might think every newspaper would be like that. But they aren't. We are.

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