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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-25-2019

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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10 SPRING IN THE VALLEY 2019 APRIL 24-MAY 1, 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER Each member of the Zarr family, From left, ALEXIS, GIANNA, JACKIE, DYLAN, and TOMMY ZARR, has learned from raising chickens. From farm chores like feeding the chickens, collecting eggs, building strong coops, and incubating chicks, everyone has a hand at Spectrum Poultry at Starhill Farms. (BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD) Hatching a passion Spring chicks arrive by the dozens GLOCESTER – One by one, flocks of chickens emerge from the coops at Spectrum Poultry at Starhill Farm where spring signals the beginning of a new life cycle for the chicks hatched from colorful eggs. On a four-acre lot in Glocester, the Zarr family runs and maintains a small farm with two ponies, a horse, a pair of rabbits, a couple of cats and dozens of chickens. Owners Jackie and Tommy Zarr both said it was a dream to come out to the country and raise horses and goats, but chickens weren't initially in the plans. As it hap- pened, Jackie said she fell in love with hatching and breeding chick- ens during a life-cycle lesson she taught to her class of 5th-graders in Providence. "I got hooked. It was so much fun. By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See HATCHING, Page 12 PHOTOS COURTESY OF JACKIE ZARR REPAIRS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS & Music Learning Center 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI – 401-353-3805 Orchestral Instruments Saxophones Trumpets Clarinets Violins Flutes Trombones Mandolins 1 FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON New clients only. LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS GUITAR STARTER PACKS Child's Guitar – $69.95 Electric Guitar Pack – $179 Full Size Acoustic Guitar – $99 Includes – 1 Free Lesson VOX GUITAR AMPS

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