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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-18-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 18-24, 2019 WOONSOCKET 13 Fundraiser will benefit Rhodes family WOONSOCKET – A beer, dyna- mite and chowder fundraiser for Dave Rhodes and family will be held Friday, April 19, at St. Joseph's Veteran's Association, 99 Louise St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, chil- dren under 12 eat free, half-price for ages 12-20. The event will include beer, dyna- mite sandwiches, Mickey G's chow- der, sides and deserts. Live enter- tainment will be provided by Stacey Cloutier, Dan Brown, Rob Ballou, JayThaPoet x Lil Axe B, and The Stoned Ape Theory. The event will also include raffles, games and more. Back in October of 2018, Dave Rhodes was rushed in for emergency surgery with a serious leg infection. He then went to rehabilitation then home with physical therapy. Since that time Dave has been unable to return back to work. The fundraiser will help purchase medical equip- ment that is not covered by insur- ance. Donations of gift cards, raffle baskets, merchandise and cash are needed by Friday at 5 p.m. For tickets or donations, call or text 401-585-9291 or email eliteace- group@gmail.com . To view the GoFundMe page, visit http://tinyurl.com/yxhl3rnm . Two ladies from the '20s enjoying their cigarettes are SARAH CARR, assistant director of the Museum of Work & Culture, left, and RENEE DARLING, of Woonsocket. PAUL OUELLETTE, of Smithfield, is bootlegger Reggie Lafleur, GARRETT MANCIERI, of Woonsocket, is Del Forcier, the pro- prietor of Rhode Island's largest gambling parlor, and SUSAN KIRWAN, also of Woonsocket, portrays Delia Simand, a ciga- rette girl and the person who found the victim. BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Also attending the event were from left, JOHN TRIPODI, of North Providence, GIGI LAMBERT, JIM ARPIN, both of Cumberland, and STEPHANIE CHANDLER, of Woonsocket. 'Murder at the Museum' The Museum of Work & Culture, in Woonsocket, became a time machine for one night last Saturday, when the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative staged their second annual "Murder at the Museum" fundraiser. The setting is 1924, when Prohibition has driven drinking underground across the nation, but not in the City on the Move where illegal liquor flowed freely with the mayor and the police depart- ment both in on the take. The event is based on true history of Woonsocket, using the names of actual people of the time. Unlike in real life, the evening's event featured a murder mystery which participants tried to solve. Enjoying some gambling are, clockwise, TAMMY IRWIN, PAULA REZENDES, FRANK MANCIERI, SUE MANCIERI, all of Woonsocket, and DIANE PUGLIESI, of Cumberland.

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