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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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12 LINCOLN MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION vated," Talmage said. The home has been left relatively unchanged, save for an 1820 renova- tion to create separate apartments. Because of this, Choiniere said she'd hate to see a dramatic transformation in 2019. She told the Lincoln officials as they gathered in the home's great room this week that their predeces- sors stood exactly where they did on the day they established Smithfield, R.I., from which Lincoln was later born. "There is so much mystery behind this house I'd love to go back in time and see it evolve," she said. "Thank God for the Whelan family which kept this house in this condition because they could have done major damage to this house." Helen Whalen was the last person to occupy the home before her death in 1990. While Talmage said the building should be celebrated, she said focus should also be placed on some of the conditions like woodpecker holes in the siding, moisture conditions in the basement, or the roof that will need to be replaced. Choiniere cautioned against "doing it all at once," saying she just wanted officials to be made aware that the Friends of the Valentine Whitman House group has raised funds for years to help the home by hosting events and open houses. "We've been able to maintain the home but it's the big things we need help with," she said. She spoke about the group's efforts to raise money and voiced concern over lack of support from the town. She said they heat the home at 55 degrees, and that it's "not a big cost at all." The council is expected to con- tinue its discussion of the Valentine Whitman House this month. CONDITION From Page 9 A SECOND- FLOOR SPACE in the Valentine Whitman House once used as a kitch- en reveals damage and signs of its age. Members of the LINCOLN TOWN COUNCIL toured the Valentine Whitman House on Monday as part of an ongoing discussion about the future of the property. BREEZE PHOTOS BY NICOLE DOTZENROD MoM's Package! – $ 19.99 each FResH seaFooD sPecIaLs FRoM THe MeaT DePaRTMeNT Oven Ready Stuffed Shrimp .......................$1.99 ea. Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks ...........................$10.99 lb. Jumbo King Crab Legs 6-9 Ct..................$29.99 lb. Jumbo Peeled And Deveined Shrimp .....$10.99 lb. Fresh Maine Steamers And Lobsters Available USDA Choice Marinated Sirloin Steak Tips $12.99 lb. USDA Prime Sirloin Strip Steaks ...........$16.99 lb. Marinated Turkey Tenders ........................$6.99 lb. Center Cut Boneless Pork Chops .............$2.99 lb. 463 East Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 508-695-7087 • Sale ends 5/12/2019 Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's! 1 Lb. Marinated Chicken Breasts 1 Lb. Chicken Wings 1 Lb. Marinated Steak Tips 1 Lb. Marinated Turkey Tips FRoM THe caFe – Dine-in sPecIaLs Twin Lobsters with 1 Side $19.99 Fried Clam Plate with Fries $16.99 Jumbo Lobster Salad Roll with Fries $16.99 All specials are dine in only with beverage purchase Café Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Beer & Wine served

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