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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-18-2019

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. @ @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE APRIL 18-24, 2019 Calendar 9 Celebrations 8 Entertainment 2 Movie 6 Parenting 2 Real Estate 8 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 11 QUICK INDEX PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFFREY DUNN My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS The joy of collecting Bookshop owner talks antiquarian books in Smithfield April 30 SMITHFIELD – The proprietor of Boston's historic Brattle Book Shop, Kenneth Gloss hadn't planned on run- ning the family business. "I've always been interested in books. I didn't necessarily think I would take over," Gloss, who has a degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, told The Valley Breeze. "If my father had been 10 years younger and healthier, there's a good chance I'd be a chemist." Instead of a laboratory, Gloss works in one of the country's oldest and larg- est antiquarian book shops. He spends his time traveling around New England By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BOOKS, Page 7 Armed and ready Spring has arrived and this year I am armed and ready. Unlike other years when I have stayed tucked into my comfy home waiting for warmer, drier days before venturing out into the cool damp that is April, this year I have already thrown down the gauntlet and engaged the enemy. Bags of ammunition are lined up in my garage. I have organic fertil- izer for flowers, another for tomatoes, foods to feed my acid-loving plants like holly and rhododendron as well as the acidifier that will help my hydrangeas stay blue. Oh, and there's one more bag of organic fertilizer for all my perennials, one bag having already been sprinkled upon most of the beds in the front yard just hours before one of our ever present April showers was expected. I also seem to have a bag of blood meal but I'm not See RHEA, Page 2 KENNETH GLOSS, proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, one of the country's oldest and largest anti- quarian book shops, outside the shop at 9 West St. in Boston. 840 Cumberland Hill Road | Woonsocket, RI 02895 CALL TODAY! (401) 765-5533 New England's choice for granite, marble & quartz countertops Passion For stone. Passion For service. F s . P F s Superior Countertops By Countertops By Call Today for a FREE In-Home Sales Quote! Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new website: T.H. Malloy is now delivering propane throughout Rhode Island FOR UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY & VALUE Josh's Roofing RI Reg. #20208 RI Comm. #182R MA Reg. #16296 Josh was born into the business 40 years ago. He is a second generation roofer. • RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL ROOFING Unmatched Quality Attention to Detail Because You Have to Trust Who You Hire – WHY TAKE A CHANCE? Old School Values! 401-597-5660 or 508-922-3574 2017 & 2018 We now offer Financing

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