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The Valley Breeze & Observer 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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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER MAY 8-14, 2019 Calendar 8 Entertainment 3 Movie 5 Parenting 3 Real Estate 7 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 10 QUICK INDEX @ All aboard the Rail Explorers Pedal-powered rail bike tours start Saturday in Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH – Watch a sun- set, ramble past historic sites, and unwind in the great outdoors along Aquidneck Island and Narragansett Bay with a leisurely ride on a pedal- powered rail bike, an adventure only By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer offered in a few locations across the country. Rail Explorers, featuring two- and four-seat rail bikes and operating only on railroad tracks that are free of train traffic, will begin its sea- son on Saturday, May 11, and run through Oct. 31. "It's a great way to connect with friends and loved ones without the distraction of technology," Rail Explorers CEO and Founder Mary Joy Lu, of Middletown, told The Valley Breeze. "It's an incentive to get out of the house and try a nice adventure." This year, Rail Explorers will oper- ate in Portsmouth, Las Vegas, and Phoenicia, New York. The Rhode Island division, which began in 2017, is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad. Since it started, 43,000 riders have taken tours in R.I., said Mark Stenning, of Newport, the director of business development for Rail Explorers. "It's been very well-received," he told The Breeze. "A lot of tours are sold out in advance. We encourage people to reserve (a spot)." See RAIL EXPLORERS, Page 6 $$ Millions in FREE Roofing Available $$ See if you qualify Roof Repair Wind Damage Free Inspections Insurance Claims Specialist Call Today! 401-737-5761 SUN TECH RoofiNg Let Andre "D" AGENT be YOUR Agent - Together we'll get home! Call me Andre "D"agent and I will get you top $$$ for your house now! 401-439-5227 (cell) Email me SELLERS you should know . . . WHAT are you WAITING for? . . . if you wait to put your house on the market, more houses will be 'FOR SALE' this SPRING and SUMMER, which means less $$$ in your pocket because of competition. 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI In the Luca Building • 401-353-3805 & Music Learning Center 1 FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON New clients only. Restrictions apply. LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS

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