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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 03-14-2019

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20 THE VALLEY MARCH 14-20, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM NSES kindergartner WILLIAM ZUBEE gets a high five from PRIVATE BRIAN BAILEY-GATES on his way out the door last Friday afternoon. Members of North Smithfield Fire and Rescue have been visiting North Smithfield Elementary School and Halliwell Elementary School every Friday during dismissal for "High Five Fridays," a tradition that started in December. Kindergartener LEVI HERNANDEZ spreads his arms wide to catch high fives from PRIVATE BRIAN BAILEY-GATES, right, and CAPT. BILL LAFORGE, left. Kindergartener ELLA RODEN reaches up for a high five from CAPT. BILL LAFORGE. High Five Friday Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club's Winter Festival Saturday BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club, 115 Canal St., will host its 6th annual Winter Festival on Saturday, March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. The free event will include ice skating and various activities for kids, sponsored by local community groups. There will also be a musical guest, Scott Magill Band, sponsored by the Blackstone and Millville Local Cultural Councils. Bring your own ice skates or rent skates for $5. Nominations sought for Women of Achievement WOONSOCKET – YWCA Rhode Island is accepting nomina- tions for the 15th annual Women of Achievement Awards. The nomination form is available at www.womenofachievementri.org until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29. All nominations will be for- warded to a selection committee. Criteria focuses on women who provide direct service to, collabo- rate with, and advocate on behalf of the most structurally disenfran- chised people in our society, and who have a deep and abiding com- mitment to working on issues of economic, gender and racial justice. Nominees must also live or work in Rhode Island. For more information, call 401- 769-7450 or email woa@ywcari. org .

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