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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-06-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JUNE 6-12, 2019 Calendar 6 Entertainment 3 Movie 5 Parenting 2 Real Estate 7 Classifi eds 9 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Potenza brings home the blues WOONSOCKET – When she's in Rhode Island next week, singer Sarah Potenza has one request: "Somebody better bring me some Del's lemonade." The Smithfield native and former contestant on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice" says she's happy to return to her home state to per- form two shows at Chan's on Saturday, June 15. Potenza will be promoting her latest album "Road to Rome," which she describes as "a record of self- empowered R&B, swaggering soul, and contempo- rary 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 Smithfield High School and the 2019 winner of Wakefield Idol, will be the opening act. By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS The end is near CUMBERLAND – The end is near. It's not my own personal end of which I speak, but the end of my earthy toils ... as in the toils that cause earth to become encrusted on the knees of my work pants and to pack under my fingernails and into the treads of my work shoes. No matter what gloves I wear and no matter how careful I am, ever since spring finally sprang two months ago, I have felt like an old lady version of Pigpen, the Peanuts character perennially enveloped in a swirl of dirt. I seem to leave a trail of debris in my wake every time I come in from outside, necessitating retrac- ing my footsteps with a broom and dustpan, followed by a long, hard, soapy scrub with a nail brush under running water before I even leave the kitchen. But the end is at long last within sight. Yesterday I finally finished weeding the last square yard of the big peren- nial bed out front and all that remains to be done now is to mulch every- thing before the grass and weeds have a chance to pop back up again. I have already taken care of the garden (the self-same tomato garden I swore last year never to plant again) with a thick mulch of fresh straw, but what I need now is the nice brown pine bark See RHEA, Page 4 See POTENZA, Page 3 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 arts.gov/bluestarmuse- ums . O P T O M E T R I S T CUMBERLAND HILL VISION CARE DR. CLYDE HAWORTH, JR. Coach DKNY Prada Versace Joseph Abboud Polo Ralph Lauren Ray-Ban Dolce & Gabbana Complete Pair of Eyeglasses ONLY $89 from our Expanded Discount Collection! Eyeglass Prescriptions Filled or Duplicated Personal & Professional Eyecare Designer & Discount Eyewear Contact Lenses 1985 2190 Mendon Road, Cumberland RI • (401) 333-0090 Comprehensive eye examinations by appointment • Most insurances accepted American Optometric Association MEMBER Jalette Contracting Proudly Built in America JC ROOFING/GUTTER INSTALLS CALL FOR YOUR FREE ROOF INSPECTION TODAY! ALL MILITARY & SENIOR DISCOUNTS Roger Jalette Jr. - U.S. War Veteran - Roof Inspector for Quonset A.F.B. - Over 25 years experience - College Certified Roofing Education Fully Licensed and Insured (Inc. Workman's Comp.) 401-692-6545 • 508-954-5602 RI REG. #25429 MA LICENSE #162179 WWW.JALETTECONTRACTING.COM KNOWLEDGE & INTEGRITY are what it takes to get the job done right!

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