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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 03-28-2019

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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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. valleybreeze.com @ valleybreeze.com @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2019 Calendar 10 Entertainment 3 Movie 6 Parenting 2 Real Estate 7 Recipe 5 Classifi eds 12 QUICK INDEX As I mentioned here a few weeks ago, I love books. Always did. Always will. I love buying them, I love borrowing them. I love the smell and the feel of them and I love reading them. But alas, I long ago came to the realization that I can't keep them all because the sheer volume (no pun intended) would crowd me out of house and home. I have, however, managed to hang onto several old favorites, some of which I have reread, others that I have not, but each is still here because it had made such an impression on me that I BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Usnavi, played by MARCO HERNANDEZ, holding the flag, finds girls crowding around him after he has won the lottery, in the dress rehearsal for the upcoming musical "In the Heights," being presented April 4-6 at Woonsocket High School. Ready, set, grow Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful launches community beautification contest PAWTUCKET – A battle is bloom- ing in the Blackstone Valley. As part of a new competition hosted by Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, nine cities and towns are invited to beautify a location in their community, vying for monetary priz- es and bragging rights. Entries for Blackstone in Bloom are welcome from Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield, Glocester, Burrillville and Central Falls. "I'm really excited to see how this is By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See RHEA, Page 2 My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS WOONSOCKET – Last year, the "Hamilton" bug hit Rhode Island when Providence Performing Arts Center announced the world-famous musical would make a stop during its second U.S. tour later this year. It was exciting news for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the actor and playwright whose international hit took over the Broadway stage in 2015. It was also expensive news – "Hamilton" tickets have been known to go for hundreds or even thousands of dollars and sell out within a matter of minutes. Thankfully, for local fans, there's another option. On April 4, Woonsocket High School will open 'In the Heights' hits WHS stage By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See 'IN THE HEIGHTS', Page 8 See CONTEST, Page 9 'Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery' Johnston, RI 1764 Mendon Road (McDonald's Plaza) Cumberland RI 02864 401-334-7317 www.cumberlandkitchen.com R.I. Reg. # 41460

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