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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-06-2019

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 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER JUNE 5-11, 2019 Calendar 5 Entertainment 2 Real Estate 4 Classifi eds 7 QUICK INDEX @ Potenza brings home the blues Attleboro Museum offering free admission to military personnel ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Attleboro Arts Museum is offer- ing free admission and benefits to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The Attleboro Arts Museum has joined museums nationwide in participating in the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission and/ or benefits to the nation's active- duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program launched on May 18, Armed Forces Day, and will end on Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. Military personnel and families can find the list of participating museums at ums . WOONSOCKET – When she's in Rhode Island next week, singer Sarah Potenza has one request: "Somebody better bring me some Del's lemonade." The Smithfi eld native and former contestant on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice" says she's happy to return to her home state to perform two shows at Chan's on Saturday, June 15. Po- tenza will be promoting her latest album "Road to Rome," which she describes as "a record of self-em- powered R&B, swaggering soul, and contemporary blues." "I'm super excited. I love performing in Rhode Island," Potenza told The Valley Breeze. "There's no other audience like a Rhode Island audience. They're so zesty." Shows start at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Kaitlyn Tarro, a 2016 graduate of Smithfi eld High School and the 2019 winner of Wakefi eld Idol, will be the opening act. By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See POTENZA, Page 3 Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND What to do about adult children who won't leave When children were raised, reared, or simply brought up, they emanci- pated "on time." Upon high school graduation, children went to col- lege, into the military, or became employed. Some, like my wife and myself, got married before they could vote. Those were the days when young people still wanted to leave home and strike out on their own, something their parents cel- ebrated. Empty-nest syndrome was a rarity. Since "parenting" has replaced child rearing, the average age of emancipation, especially for males, has soared. Older parents all over the country are asking me what to do about children who won't leave home or leave home only to come back again, and again, and again. The breakdowns involve drugs, alcohol, video games, employment issues, criminality, and emotional collapses of one sort or another. "When are you going to write a book on adult children who won't leave the nest?" they ask. I answer that the "book" will con- sist of one page on which will be printed two words: Stop enabling! See PARENTING, Page 2 TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal FREE ESTIMATES 40 years Experience (401)726-TREE (8733) 65 Ton & 45 Ton Cranes Available Licensed Arborists Fully Insured License #655 Bobcat Services Firewood Trimming

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