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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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4 THE VALLEY MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION APRIL 3 Denise T. Nichols, Happy Birthday! Love, Suzanne and Jim APRIL 7 Happy Birthday, Kathy Jarry! Love, Gerry APRIL 4 Happy Birthday, Lauren Clem! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze APRIL 11 Daisie M. Gosmon, Happy Birthday to my eldest sister Daisie! Love, little sis, Lacesta APIRL 12 Tricia Grossi, life is beautiful ... we love you ... Happy Birthday! Nifty Sixty Trixie! Love, Cy, Iceey, J, Mads, Shane, Courtney+1, Kealy, Jimmy, and the A.H. APRIL 18 Elistia M. Wilson James, Happy Birthday, Lisa! Love you, R.I.P., from little sis, Lacesta APRIL 19 Elsa Corbeille, Happy 7th Birthday! Love, Pepere and Memere APRIL 21 Happy Birthday, Ann Lisak! Wow! 70 years old. Love, all your family and friends APRIL 22 Chase Corbaille, Happy 5th Birthday! Love, Pepere and Memere APRIL 24 Meghan Elizabeth Welsh, Happy 19th Birthday! Love you forever and ever! Love, Memere Happy Birthday, Meghan Welsh! Love, your "Fairy" Godmother APRIL BIRTHDAY CLUB MacDonald receives excellence award PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital, presented its annu- al customer excellence awards at the 7th annual Patient, Family, and Community Centered Care Summit in January. Among those receiving awards was Donna MacDonald, of Woonsocket, the winner of the Noreen Mattis Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care. MacDonald is a member of the Oncology and Hospital-Wide Patient and Family Advisory Councils and has been an oncology nurse case manager for eight years. Her nomination read, "As co-chair of the Oncology Patient and Family Advisory Council, Donna can be counted on to make sure no stone is left unturned when it comes to optimiz- ing patient care and also to make sure our model of care is driven by the patient voice. Our Oncology Council meet- ings are always filled with robust conversations and spirited dialogue that truly helps support change and advancement. The passion and commitment she brings to the oncol- ogy and hospital-wide councils are exemplary and should be recog- nized." Shatraw named administrator of Trinity Health WOONSOCKET – JBF Heathcare Management Inc. has announced the appointment of Kathy Shatraw as administrator of Trinity Health & Rehabilitation, 4 St. Joseph St. The announcement was made by James Flanagan, president and CEO of JBF Healthcare Management Inc. of East Greenwich, operators of Trinity Health & Rehabilitation and its sister facility, Hebert Health & Rehabilitation in Smithfield. Shatraw, a Woonsocket native and licensed nursing home administra- tor, is experienced in a number of administrative capacities and most previously served as Trinity's out- reach and marketing coordinator. She is responsible for overseeing the plan- ning, direction and implementation of programs and poli- cies to ensure the well-being of resi- dents, visitors and staff in compliance with all govern- ment regulations. Trinity Health & Rehabilitation offers long and short-term skilled nursing and respite care, physi- cal and occupational therapy, Alzheimer's and memory care, and hospice services. MACDONALD SHATRAW BUSINESS BRIEFS Quarter auction to be held at The Meadows Wednesday NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Paddles Up Quarter Auction will be held Wednesday, April 3 at The Meadows Community Room, 2 Village Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Admission to shop is free. The cost to play the Quarter Auction is $5 which includes five numbered bidding paddles for play. Bids are 25 cents to $1. It is recommend to bring two to three rolls of quarters. For more information, call 401- 585-9291 or 401-516-0821 or email . Sweeny and King will perform at the Harris Library WOONSOCKET – The Harris Library, 303 Clinton St., will host the event "An Afternoon with Stephen Foster and Mark Twain" on Saturday, April 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. Ed Sweeney and Mary King have combined their talents to recreate the music and sounds of Stephen Foster to Mark Twain. Sweeny, with his guitar and five string banjo, has per- formed throughout the U.S., Canada and Taiwan. King will play alongside him on fiddle and Celtic harp. The program is free and open to all. For more information, call 401- 769-9044. IN BRIEF Cub Scout Pack 2 will hold vendor fair Friday WOONSOCKET – Cub Scout Pack 2 Woonsocket will hold a ven- dor fair fundraiser on Friday, March 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Holy Family Church, 414 South Main St. The event will help raise funds for activities, awards and advancements throughout the scouting year. There will be more than 14 vendors, a bake sale, product raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Beer and dynamites at Club Lafayette Saturday WOONSOCKET – Club Lafayette will hold a beer and dynamite fund- raiser to benefit the club on Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Besides dynamite sandwiches and cold beer, there will be raffles, split- the-pot and karaoke by DJ Jay. For more information, call 401-762- 9662. ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact News Editor Pat Erickson at or call 401-334-9555, ext. 139. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. ADVERTISING – Call your sales representative, or Publisher Tom Ward at 401-334-9555, ext. 123 or email: CLASSIFIEDS – Place ads at, or call 401-334-9555 during office hours. NEWS BRIEFS AND CALENDAR EVENTS Let others know about events sponsored by your non-profit organization, church or school. • Deadline: Entertainment news is Friday at noon. All other news is Monday 3 p.m. • Submit: We prefer receiving news via e-mail. Send yours to You may also fax or mail your item. Receipt does not guarantee publication. Event marketing by for- profit businesses requires paid advertising. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE? Share the good news of your births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. This is a free service. Pictures will be returned upon request. • Get forms: Visit, click on "Celebrations" at left, and select a form; or call 401-334-9555; or stop by the office during business hours. OBITUARIES – Obituaries cost $90–$125. They are posted online immediately, and placed in the first available paper. Check with your funeral director for details. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED STORY? All current stories remain free online for one week after print publication. Older stories are now archived online back to July 2001. We're sorry, but we have few back issues of papers in our offices and cannot provide free library services. • Online: Visit, and click on "Search The Breeze Archive." Use keywords to find old stories. Single stories cost $2.95 through our Newsbank partners. Multi-story packages, which provide lower costs per story, are also available. SUBSCRIPTIONS – The Valley Breeze may be delivered anywhere in the United States, in an envelope, by First Class mail only. The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD BIDS REQUESTED POUND HILL ROAD SEWER PUMP STATION: PUMP REBUILD The Town of North Smithfield RI is seeking individual sealed bids for the following project: Pump Rebuild at the Pound Hill Road Sewer Pump station. Specifications are available by contacting the North Smithfield Sewer Department at 401-767-2200 x305 or Office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Wednesday, 8:00am to 7:00pm Thursday, and 8:00am to 12:00pm Friday. Specifications are also available on the Town's website on or before April 1, 2019. Mandatory individual appointments will be scheduled to tour the pump station and/or discuss project details with the Superintendent. Please call Russ Carpenter at 401-767-2200 ext. 320 or Maura Beck ext. 305 (office) to arrange a time. Sealed bids are due to the North Smithfield Sewer Department by postal mail (575 Smithfield Rd. North Smithfield RI 02896) in duplicate by 4:00pm on Monday, April 15, 2019. Please note that bids will not be accepted via email or fax. Bids will be opened publicly at 575 Smithfield Rd. North Smithfield RI 02896 beginning at 10:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Awards shall be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated or responsive bid price. The Town of North Smithfield reserves the right to waive any or all bids, waive any informality or to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid deemed in the best interest of the Town. Individuals requesting Interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the North Smithfield Sewer Department at 401-767-2200 x305 or TDD at 401-739-9150 at least 48 hours in advance of the bid opening date. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at plaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250- 9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at"

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