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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-09-2019

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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8 ENTERTAINMENT / CELEBRATIONS MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Maybe my wife, Willie, will write that one, but not me. Besides, that book has been written already and I don't think I could improve upon it. Chrys Howard – her daughter Korie Robertson is the female lead on "Duck Dynasty" – has a lot more grandkids than she does kids, and as we say in the South, her grandkids love her to death (and the feeling is mutual). Like everything con- nected with the Duck Commander crew, Chrys is the real deal and so is "Rockstar Grandparent" (Waterbrook, $15.99). Written like an intimate conversa- tion about Chrys' grandparenting experience, "RG" is full of real-life anecdotes that reveal the heart of a grandmother who takes her matri- archal role in the family seriously. Chrys gives practical advice on how to be a fun grandparent, yes, but she always comes back to her main theme: family. She reminds us that grandparents are the glue that holds a family together, an especially important role in times like these when family members are often liv- ing hundreds of miles away from one another. Chrys also speaks from experience about the heartaches of death and divorce and how to move forward when tragedy strikes. She shares stories about opening her heart and home to children through adop- tion, foster care, and mentoring. She communicates the importance of standing strong on principles and being the example of right moral behavior. All of this is done using songs from the '60s and '70s as jumping- off points which Chrys weaves deftly into each chapter topic. Songs like "The Sounds of Silence" (Simon and Garfunkle) and "Let it Be" (The Beatles) were anthems for the '60s teens who are now grandparents. The words from these songs will res- onate with the reader bringing back fun memories as well as themes for optimal grandparenting. Whether you are just beginning this journey or consider yourself a seasoned pro, this book will inspire you to either "carry on" or "get moving." The influence of grandpar- ents in the lives of their grandchil- dren is largely a matter of what the grandparents choose to make of the opportunity to be a steady source of wisdom and counsel. This book will encourage and inspire lots of folks my age to make the most of an amazing opportunity. Family psychologist John Rosemond: johnrosemond.com, parentguru.com. PARENTING From Page 3 Mr. and Mrs. Cote celebrate 65 years of marriage NORTH SMITHFIELD – Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Cote celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 24. A wedding blessing at St. Johns the Evangelist church in Slatersville and a family dinner at Bella Restaurant in Burrillville were held on April 13. The couple was married on April 24, 1954, at St. Ambrose Church in Albion. Mrs. Cote is the former Martha Robidoux. Mr. and Mrs. Cote are the parents of Diane (Cote) Brackett and her hus- band, Bruce; Michael Cote and his wife, Joan; Marcel Cote and his wife, Lisa; Charlie Cote; Maureen (Cote) Rodrigues and her husband, Alan; and Timothy Cote and his wife, Becky. They are the grandparents of Brendan and Sean Brackett, and Joshua, Matthew, Christopher, Meaghan, Devan and Ethan Cote. Mrs. Cote is a retired postmaster for the Forestdale Post Office. Mr. Cote is the retired owner of Cote's Auto Body. John and Barbara Cullen celebrate their golden anniversary LINCOLN – John and Barbara Cullen celebrated their 50th wed- ding anniversary on April 26. A party, given by the family, was held at Wrights Farm Restaurant on April 27. Mr. and Mrs. Cullen were mar- ried on April 26, 1969, at St. Joseph Church in Central Falls. Mrs. Cullen is the former Barbara Walach. The couple are the parents of Christian Cullen of Sandy Springs, Ga., Rebecca Doran of Lincoln, and John Cullen of Sunset Cliffs, Calif. They are the grandparents of Clea Cullen of Savannah, Ga., and Christian Cullen II of Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Cullen is a retired educator. She enjoys quilting, knitting, reading mysteries, and pro-life activities. Mr. Cullen is a Renaissance man, entrepreneur, patriot, pro-lifer, and lifetime community volunteer. He enjoys senior hockey and baseball. ANNIVERSARIES The Machine performs at the Stadium May 18 WOONSOCKET – The Machine will perform the music of Pink Floyd with the Interstellar Light Show at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. Admission is $29, $36. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762- 4545 and online at www.stadiumthe- atre.com . Talk to Roger Bouchard or Jeff Gamache and plan your own show. One hour segments of radio time available for specialized talk or music segments. Programs can be Spanish, Italian or Greek. Programs can be jazz, blues, oldies or whatever. Use your imagination. Less expensive than you think. Your programs also stream on the internet at wnri.com Interested? Call and discuss the possibilities. 769-6925 News/Talk 1380/WNRI since 1954 WNRI/1380 Host your own Radio Show? ACROSS 1. Half-conscious states 8. Strange 13. Deep regret 14. Rogue 15. Took without permission 19. An alternative 20. Performer __-Lo 21. Partner to flowed 22. Best day of the week (abbr.) 23. Body part 24. Famed river 25. Lake __, one of the Great 26. Make free from bacteria 30. People native to Canada 31. Japanese seaport 32. Least clothed 33. Horse of small breed 34. Italian doctor and poet 35. Moving away from land 38. One who parks cars 39. Some are front and some are back 40. Views 44. Ancient Greek shield (alt. sp.) 45. Spanish seaport 46. New England college (abbr.) 47. The woman 48. Belgian province 49. Danish krone 50. Excessive dose (abbr.) 51. In great shape 55. 7th month of Islamic calendar 57. Shaped 58. Icelandic poems 59. Swollen area within tissue DOWN 1. Small amounts 2. Duplicate 3. Current unit 4. Neither 5. Chromium(II) oxide 6. Second sight 7. The absence of mental stress or anxiety 8. Supplemented with difficulty 9. Not the beginning 10. Dorm employee 11. Hard, white sub- stances 12. Scariest 16. Spanish island 17. Having sufficient skill 18. Where golfers start 22. No charge 25. Print errors 27. Where rafters ply their trade 28. Paintings of holy figures 29. CNN host Lisa 30. Gives whippings 32. Type of tie 34. Unbroken view 35. Blemish 36. National capital 37. "Captain Marvel" actress Larson 38. Tenth pair of cranial nerves 40. Arizona native peoples 41. Confuse 42. Body parts 43. Plays a fast guitar 45. Tub 48. Pen parts 51. Supervises flying 52. Cars come with one 53. Some are fake 54. Calendar month 56. American whis- key (abbr.) Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 11.

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