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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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR / THE VALLEY 19 Great job raising Pennies for Patients, Lonsdale Elementary I would be remiss if I didn't take the time to thank Principal Melissa Goho, all staff, teachers, students, Lonsdale LPT, and par- ents for helping our school raise a grand total of $4,729.19 for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. This cause is to help cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and melanoma. Our students' efforts vastly improved the quality of life for cancer patients and their fami- lies. They put a smile on the faces of thousands of people and should be proud. Students also raised $380 for the opportunity to throw pies at Principal Goho and Nurse Newbury. Priceless! Additionally, I had the honor of attending a kickoff celebration at Lonsdale Elementary. Our school became the first elementary school in Lincoln to partner with Special Olympics R.I. as part of the Unified Champion Schools program. The UCS program uses strategies to promote a positive and inclusive environment for all students. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage students to help and respect others with disabilities. From Monday, March 25, to Friday, March 29, our school held activi- ties in physical education classes to show students how it feels to face ordinary tasks. Thank you to Lonsdale's Positive Behavior Intervention Support team and UCS, who created and planned activities. Thank you to Lincoln Middle School physical education teacher Mike Bedrossian and his students on LMS's Unified Basketball Team who visited and talked to our students about their experiences. I am extremely proud to be part of such a wonderful elementary school and am looking forward to continuing to support their efforts in making positive impacts in the lives of others. Our community is fortu- nate and appreciative. JOHN PICOZZI Lincoln School Committee Lonsdale, District 2 IN BRIEF Lions Club to hold Meet & Greet April 17 CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland/Lincoln Lions Club will be hosting a Meet & Greet membership drive at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can have all of their questions about the club answered during this event. A few club mem- bers will be available to talk and share their experiences, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Mark Jackman at markjack- . C-L Lions Club meets April 18 CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland/Lincoln Lions Club will hold its monthly membership meeting jointly with the Pawtucket Lions Club on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m., at LeFoyer, 151 Fountain St., in Pawtucket. New members are always wel- come. Reservations are required. Contact Vern Rainville, president of the Cumberland/Lincoln Lions Club, at Angelcat holds craft fair April 13 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue is holding its third annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Attleboro Elk's Lodge, 52 Bulfinch St. There will be many vendors, craft tables as well as raffles, refreshments and baked goods. Most of the craft- ers will be returning this spring and offering their products for sale. They are still seeking more crafters to par- ticipate. If interested, spaces are available for $40 or $30 if you provide your own table. For more information, call 508- 203-4240, email gail@angelcathaven. com or visit the website at www. to download the registration form for the event. There will be baked goods and other refreshments at our cafe. There is a $1 entrance fee and raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit res- cued cats. CCRI dental clinic offering free cleanings this spring LINCOLN – Rhode Islanders can receive a free teeth cleaning and oral health examination during the Spring semester at the Community College of Rhode Island's Dental Hygiene Clinic in Lincoln, 1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Room 1120. Appointments are two hours and can be scheduled Monday through Friday for 8 or 10 a.m. or 1 or 3 p.m. Evening appointments are available at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The clinic will see patients through April. Patients will receive a complete hygienic cleaning to remove plaque buildup, clean up stains and spot oral health problems such as cavities or gum disease. Other free services include fluoride treatment, nutritional counseling, a blood pressure screening, dental appliance cleaning and a head and neck examination to screen for oral cancer. X-rays and other procedures, such as sealants to help prevent cavities, are available for a fee of $20. The CCRI dental hygiene clinic is not equipped to perform fillings, but patients who need this procedure will be referred to an affordable dental clinic. Patients do not need any type of insurance to receive treatment at the CCRI clinic. All types of patients are welcomed at the CCRI clinic, including children, adults and those who have not had dental treatment in years. Learn more about the clinic at www. or call 401-333- 7250 to schedule an appointment. Cookie Walk set for April 20 at St. Michael Church WOONSOCKET – St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church will hold its annual Spring Cookie Walk and Ukrainian Frozen Food Sale on Saturday, April 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the parish hall, 74 Harris Ave. This sale will feature traditional vareneky (pierogies) filled with potato and cheese, or cabbage, and stuffed cabbage (holubtsi) filled with meats and rice. Fried pyrohy filled with potato and cheese will be available in the Cookie Walk section. No phone ahead orders can be accepted. Cash, checks and credit/ debit cards will be accepted for pay- ment. For more information, call 401-762- 3939. Oldtown Church holds pet vaccination clinic Saturday NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleboro, Oldtown Church, 675 Old Post Road, will hold a pet vaccination clinic for dogs and cats, from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13. Call or text 508-212-4774 or email for information, fees and to make an appointment for vaccinations, heartworm tests, or deworming. All cats must be in car- riers and dogs must be on leashes. Services are provided by Dr. Peter Granville, DVM. Vaccinations and tests are individu- ally priced, without additional clinic or other fees. Rhode Island residents and walk-ins are welcome. Cemetery Restoration and Awareness Day this Saturday PROVIDENCE – A state- wide historical cemetery clean- up sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission will take place on Saturday, April 13, at various locations. Organizers say the goal is to have all Rhode Island commu- nities clean up one small forgot- ten cemetery on this date. For city/town contact infor- mation, visit www.rihistoric- (see Cemetery Groups tab) for a complete list of where to help in your com- munity, or email pmalcolm@ or cmacwilliams58@ Please let our advertisers know that you read about their products or services in The Valley Breeze Newspapers. Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor are welcome from readers. Please: • Limit to 500 words. Longer letters may appear online only. • Letters on local or state topics and issues will take precedence over those on national issues. • No more than one letter per person every 8 weeks, please. • All letters must be signed and include a hometown. Send by e-mail to:, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln, RI 02865. 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