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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-07-2019

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 SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 WOONSOCKET 7 BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON At left, "TEJU, THE STORY TELLER," of Milwaukee, weaves a tale during Funda Fest 21. Below, SOUADOU NDIAYE, 5, left, of Woonsocket, raps while storyteller NISHA OTUONYE, of Philadelphia, helps with the rhythm. The Woonsocket YWCA renamed the gymnasium at the facility for DEBBIE FAY, center, its director of Physical Education for 38 years. Recently retired, she is joined by former students JENNIE GRAHAM, left, and BREONNA LENART. They're stand- ing beneath a plaque marking the "Debbie Fay Gymnasium" during Funda Fest 21. From left, storytellers RACHEL MADDOX, of Providence, and NISHA OTUONYE, of Philadelphia, chat beneath a giant mural in the newly dedicated "Debbie Fay Gymnasium" at the Woonsocket YWCA before Funda Fest 21. Youngsters were mesmerized by the masterful storytelling during FUNDA FEST 21 at the Woonsocket YWCA. Currently in its 21st consecutive year, Funda Fest is a celebration of black storytelling, a great source of "edu-tainment" for the whole family. Fun at Funda Fest 21 the Villa at Saint Antoine 401.767.2574 Saint Antoine Residence 401.767.3500 We serve the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults and their families New Rehab Center "Easy Street", the road to independence Located in a beautiful campus in North Smithfield Offering daily mass and rosary. A health care ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

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