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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 03-27-2019

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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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 THE VALLEY 15 Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, which is run through the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, is an affili- ate of Keep America Beautiful, a national nonprofit that works with millions of volunteers on beautifica- tion and greening programs in more than 20,000 communities annually. Projects include native species and tree plantings, sustainable communi- ty gardens, urban forestry, vacant lot transformation, graffiti abatement, and fighting blight, according to its website. The idea for Blackstone in Bloom sprung from an annual, award-win- ning competition in Belper, England, called Belper in Bloom, Kaehler said. Pawtucket's sister city Belper is the hometown of Samual Slater. She said she plans to make this an annual competition in northern Rhode Island. The contest will not only benefit each individual community but will add to making the Blackstone Valley more of a tourist destination, Kaehler said. "I think sometimes the Blackstone Valley doesn't get thought of. We always think of the beaches, Providence, (or) Newport," she said. "However many communities (par- ticipate) that's how many more beau- tiful spots we have." For more information, visit www. . CONTEST From Page 12 ISABEL LORENA, 6, of Pawtucket, looks over some of the scholar artwork at the Blackstone Valley Prep High School Art Show & Artisan Fair on March 9. The event, titled "For Art's Sake," featured art from BVP Scholars in grades kindergarten to 12, circus-inspired "creation stations" for children of all ages and nearly 20 artisan vendors selling a variety of their artwork and handcrafted creations. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY ANALYSE FOLEY, 11, left, of Cumberland, and HAYDEN KEARNES, of Pawtucket, dance in front of a green screen, making a video at the Blackstone Valley Prep High School Art Show & Artisan Fair. Their video was then super- imposed onto an art piece from the show, and played on a loop in the cafeteria. OSCIL accepting applications for Catherine T. Murray Scholarship WARWICK – The Ocean State Center for Independent Living is accepting applications for the 2019 Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1995 by Murray, who was a longtime educator, as well as a board member and valued volunteer at the Ocean State Center for Independent Living. Her wish was to support the philoso- phy and spirit of OSCIL through a scholarship that would facilitate access to education for people with a dis- ability. Qualified applicants for this $1,000+ scholarship must be Rhode Island residents with significant disability and seeking financial assistance to attend college or technical school. This schol- arship can be used toward the attain- ment of assistive/adaptive equipment or devices to access such educational opportunity as well as for other educa- tional expenses. Applications are available online at , by emailing cmck- or by calling 401-738- 1013, ext. 20. Completed applications can be faxed to 401-738-1083, emailed to or mailed to the following address: Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship c/o OSCIL, 1944 Warwick Ave.,Warwick, RI 02889, Attn: C. McKenna. Applications must be postmarked by March 30. The Scholarship Committee will meet to choose recipi- ents by mid-April. Applicants will be notified of their decision by email shortly thereafter. For any questions, contact Carol McKenna at or 401-738-1013, ext. 20. Nominations sought for Women of Achievement 2019 WOONSOCKET – YWCA Rhode Island is accepting nomina- tions for the 15th annual Women of Achievement Awards. The nomination form is available at until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29. All nominations will be forwarded to a selection committee. Criteria focuses on women who provide direct service to, collaborate with, and advocate on behalf of the most structurally disenfranchised people in our society, and who have a deep and abiding commitment to working on issues of economic, gender and racial justice. Nominees must also live or work in Rhode Island. Call 401-769-7450 or email woa@ . Wine tasting fundraiser will benefit Angelcat PLAINVILLE, Mass. – Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue will host a wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 30, 5 p.m., Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St. The event will feature a formal sit down tasting with six wine tast- ings and light snacks. Mark Lenzi, owner and sommelier, will share information on each wine as well as current wine trends. Tickets are $30 and the event is limited to ages 21 and up. Buy tickets through at https://tinyurl. com/y4qo2svu or on Angelcat's Facebook page. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. 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