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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 03-14-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. valleybreeze.com @ valleybreeze.com @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE MARCH 14-20, 2019 Calendar 6 Entertainment 3 Movie 3 Parenting 2 Real Estate 7 Recipe 5 Classifi eds 9 QUICK INDEX My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS Old dogs, new tricks It would seem that I have reached a stage of life where that "old dog/new tricks" thing is coming into play with increasing frequency, the latest being in reference to adjusting to driving a new car. I'd had the electric blue PT Cruiser for 10 years when my son-in-law Jonathan determined that I should be driving a later model, more depend- able car, and so it came to pass that I was upgraded to a 10-year newer, dark red Jeep Cherokee. That's when the learning curve began. Lesson #1: the new car is just a bit longer, wider, and higher than the old one. The garage door opening, however, has remained the same size, and whereas I was accustomed to zip- ping in and out of the garage without a great deal of thought, the maneu- ver now necessitates a more studied approach. A hair too far right and I scrape the side view mirror against the door frame. Too far left and there's not enough room to fully open the driver's side door. That lesson was reinforced in reverse when the passenger side mirror just nicked the garage door opening as I backed out and ripped the whole trim piece right off the doorframe. A few finishing nails, a bit of hammering, and I was See RHEA, Page 2 'Heavenly Gingers 9' will be last show of its kind Organizers plan to change up future memorial fundraisers after March 26 event LINCOLN – After nine years of hosting a fundraiser to memorial- ize their daughters who died too young, organizers of "Heavenly Gingers" say the pain hasn't gotten any easier over time. The stage show that features dance, music, and comedy was created to honor the lives of Keri Anne O'Donnell, who was 15 when she died in a car accident in July 2010, and Jessica Morris, who died By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See GINGERS, Page 4 Taste of the Blackstone moves locations; adds beer and wine tasting LINCOLN – For the first time since the inaugural Taste of the Blackstone scholarship fundraiser 11 years ago, this year's signature event will be held at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, on Saturday, March 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. That move will allow the Lincoln High School PACT (Parents and Community Together) to host a beer and wine tasting in conjunction with their signature food-centered fundraiser. The scholarship fund- raiser has traditionally been held at Lincoln High School. The move also precipitates a change in ticketing, as tickets will not be available at the door. Those wishing to attend the event must purchase their ticket in advance, and must be 21 or older to attend. All funds raised during The Taste of the Blackstone will be used to award scholarships to a current LHS senior. Last year, the group awarded five $1,000 scholarships. In addition to the beer and wine tasting, made possible by Paul's Fine Wine & Spirits, the event fea- tures a sampling of food from local restaurants, a silent auction and raffle. Participating restaurants on the "tour-de-food" include Harry's See TASTE, Page 3 In memory of Thomas J. Malloy Applications for the Thomas J. Malloy Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. Applications are available at LHS & CHS Guidance Offices REALTOR ® Licensed in RI & MA Eric Brouillard PROPERTIES Cell: 401-569-2725 Office: 401-356-1519 ericbrouillard@remax.net www.McGeeSoldMyHouse.com Stearns/McGee Team 3 "Brand New" Condos For Sale 982 Park Avenue Woonsocket End Unit with 3 Stall Garage $219,900 Completely redone "brand new" condos! Off street assigned parking. New granite kitchen, new flooring, new baths, new fixtures . . . nothing missed!! Why rent when you can buy. Private basement with laundry hookups. All you need to do is move right in!!! $199,900 THE ESTATE LADIES Cleanouts & Buyouts Experienced • Trusted • Professional Free Consultation Call Now 401-639-4939 www.theestateladies.com

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