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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-02-2019

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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14 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN MAY 2-8, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD BOSTON PAQUETTE, an 11-year-old from Lincoln, recently collected more than 500 stuffed animals to distribute to children in need as part of his Arrow of Light project, the highest rank and award in Cub Scouts. Part of Pack 64, Paquette set out with the goal of raising 20 to 50 stuffed animals to bring to a local fire station for children who lost everything in a fire or other accident. After posting about the project on social media and seeking support from friends and neighbors, Paquette collected more than ten times the amount of animals he originally intended to. The items will be distributed to children in need via St. Pauly Textile Inc. Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry benefits from reusable bag program CUMBERLAND – The Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of May. Launching May 1, the reusable bag program has goal to make a difference in the com- munities where shoppers live and work. The local food pantry was chosen as the May beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop at 70 Mendon Road in Cumberland. The Northern RI Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation every time a reusable community bag is purchased at this location during May, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the giving tag attached to the bag. "Stop & Shop in Cumberland has been an amazing supporter of our pantry over the last few years," said Jeff Whitfield, co-executive director of the pantry. The Northern R.I. Food Pantry is located at 1 Angell Road in Cumberland. It provides food to individuals and families in the northern Rhode Island area to help people become as self-sufficient as possible and to improve their qual- ity of life. Monthly Conversation Cafe with Karen CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Senior Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road #1, hosts a monthly conversation cafe with Karen with the upcoming meeting being held on Wednesday, May 3, at noon. The time has been changed for this meeting, the usual ones being held at 10:30 a.m. The event takes place in the Art Room for an hour of coffee and conversation. Topics include current events, travel ideas, organizing ideas and more. It is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Upcoming Cafés: • Wednesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. • Wednesday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m. • Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. There is also a new exercise class that takes place on Thursdays, from 12-12:45 p.m., TAI CHI with Kelley Brophy. IN BRIEF 3755 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI 401-658-1515 Good food. Good friends. Mother's Day Weekend Specials plus our full dinner menu Friday, May 10th & Saturday, May 11th 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, May 12th Mother's Day 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Catering – Showers – Banquets Parties – Collations Book Today!

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