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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 11-17, 2019 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 17 Ackerman, Cano, Paolino on Civic Education panel PROVIDENCE – State Rep. Mia Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln) has been appointed to serve on the Rhode Island Permanent Commission on Civic Education. The 21-member commission, which includes six legislators and various educators and historians, is tasked with appointing commit- tees to study specialized areas of concern, including a Rhode Island history committee. These commit- tees will report their findings back to the commission, which in turn will report its findings back to the General Assembly and the commis- sioner of education. "It's important to encourage civic engagement among our youth, espe- cially since they are the ones who will have to live with the decisions we make today," said Ackerman. "The whole reason for having civics education in the first place is so that we can have good citizens, so that when the day comes for them to take over, they'll have a good working knowledge of government, Rhode Island's history, and most important- ly, their rights and responsibilities as citizens." Others on the commission include Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) and Sen. Thomas J. Paolino (R-Dist. 17, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield). The commission had its first meeting on March 29. Franklin Farm hosting events this spring CUMBERLAND – Franklin Farm, at 142 Abbott Run Valley Road, is hosting a number of family- friendly events this spring, starting with the Rhode Island Relics family metal detecting event this Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. R.I. Relics is organizing the event, and advance sign-up is required through the organization, but others can come watch. • On April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, the farm will host a spring cleanup and garden prep event, and if the weather cooperates, its first cold weather crop planting in 10 years. • On May 4, from 10 to 11 a.m., 1st Hikes with Ashley, offered the first Saturday of each month from May to October, will begin. Ashley Foster is a lifelong town resident and junior at Rhode Island College majoring in education. Signup is required. • On the morning of May 16, at a time to be determined, the Cumberland High School outdoor learning and planning event will take place. High school students will plan more than 7,000 seeds, tour the barn, learn ecology and take care of chickens. • On May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, the farm will host seedling plant day. All events other than the detecting event and May 4 hike allow people to just show up. Community Elementary School held its Father Daughter Dance on March 15, at Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield. From left, KENDRA RODGERS, KAITLYN SAMACK, CADENCE HEBERT, EMMA CRUISE and TRINITY GRANT pause during the dance for a group photo. Dressed to dance Easter-themed STEAM fun at Lincoln Library LINCOLN – Kids ages 4 and older are invited to the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Tuesday, April 16, for Easter- themed STEAM activities, between 2 and 7 p.m. The activities will include build- ing towers and other structures with plastic eggs, creating pictures with Play-Doh and templates and con- necting magnetic eggs. No registration is required; just come by the program room. Happy Easter Please support these Valley Breeze advertisers! Easter Dinner at Make Your Reservations Today EASTER DINNER Sunday April 21 st 3755 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 401-658-1515 | www.andrewsbistro.com Join us for a traditional Easter Dinner Ham, Lamb, Prime Rib & Stuffed Shrimp Full Menu Available Good food. Good friends. Good food. Good friends. Custom Cedar PVC Vinyl Aluminum Steel 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 www.nsfenceri.com 375 Saint Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI RI Contractor's Reg. #6112 Fully Insured COMPLETE LINE OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FENCING Your Official Eastern Illusions Dealer Since 2005 FENCING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTALL Chain Link: Galvanized & Vinyl Coated Gates Easter BRUNCH 595 Washington Street, South Attleboro, MA Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Call for Reservations today! 508-761-6900 SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST ADULTS $28.99 KIDS 6-12 $15.99 5 & under FREE Seating beginning at 10 a.m.

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