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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-23-2019

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 MAY 23-29, 2019 Calendar 8 Entertainment 2 Movie 5 Parenting 2 Real Estate 7 Classifi eds 10 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Celebrating the Kentucky Derby The fact that the Kentucky Derby existed wasn't news to me. I had always known that the enormously famous sporting event was out there My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS somewhere, but it existed so far beyond the periphery of my own parochial little world as to be more mystical than real to me. That all changed 12 years ago during a family bridal shower. The ladies of the family had gathered to celebrate an upcom- ing wedding when someone, I can't remember who, had commented on the fact that the Kentucky Derby was being run that day, and as luck would have it, my son Tom happened to be somewhere where bets could be placed. If you have ever met my family, you know that it doesn't take any more than that for us to rally round See RHEA, Page 5 Commemorate Memorial Day in the Blackstone Valley To honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died while in service and to remember the ulti- mate sacrifices they made for their country, cities and towns across the Blackstone Valley will host parades and ceremonies on Monday, May 27, and the weekend prior. While some observances are preceded by 5K road races, others are fol- lowed by celebrations featuring live music, food, and fireworks. From Woonsocket to Foster, here's a roundup of local Memorial Day events and what to expect in each community. Cumberland honors veterans with ceremony at Monastery A Memorial Day ceremony, orga- nized by the Cumberland Veteran's Council, will take place on May 27 at 11 a.m. at the Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road in Cumberland. At the event will be the Cumberland High School band, the Cumberland Police Honor Guard, Mayor Jeff Mutter and other elected officials. Members of the National Guard will perform taps and a gun salute honoring veterans, and the Ladies Auxiliary will place flowers at monuments. In the event of rain, the ceremony takes place at American Legion Post 14 on Broad Street in the upstairs hall. Lincoln throws post-parade celebration at Chase Farm Lincoln's Memorial Day Parade, held rain or shine, starts at 11 a.m. on May 27 and will follow last See MEMORIAL, Page 6 Cannot be combined with other offers.

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