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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-13-2019

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JUNE 13-19, 2019 OBITUARIES / NORTH COUNTY 27 John T. Frezza John T. Frezza, 61, passed away Wednesday, June 5, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alessio Frezza and the late Patricia (Labadie) Williams. Stepson of Patricia Frezza of Smithfield. John was a financial analyst for Boston Financial Data Service for 17 years. He lived in Providence before moving to South Kingstown 12 years ago. He was the brother of Thomas P. Frezza and his wife Deborah of Smithfield, and Patricia L. Cardin of Orlando, Fla. He was the best friend of Phillip W. Bathgate of Providence and the uncle of Alyssa Frezza, Ashley Frezza, Thomas Frezza, Jr. and Samantha Dickman. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Information and condolences, TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel.com . FREZZA The RELAY FOR LIFE OF NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND EVENT LEADERSHIP TEAM, pictured at its 2018 Relay event, was recently recognized at the Statehouse for its cancer advocacy work. Members are, from left, Sue Connolly, of Burrillville; Paul Adam, of Woonsocket; Michelle Burns, of Smithfield; Courtenay Needham, ACS Community Development Manager, of Cumberland; Daniel Rageotte, of Lincoln; Kayla Mandeville, of Woonsocket; and Wendy Riordan, of Lincoln. Strawberry Festival at St. Joseph Church Our Redeemer Church hosts clamcake and chowder dinner SCITUATE – St. Joseph Church, 144 Danielson Pike, will host a Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the church hall. A ham and barbecued chicken dinner will be served, followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children, when purchased in advance. Children younger than age 5 are admitted free. Call 401- 647-2255 for advance tickets. Tickets at the door will be $17 for adults and $9 for children. SMITHFIELD – Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Road, will host a clamcake and chowder dinner on Saturday, June 22, at 6 p.m. In addition to several varieties of chowder, the menu will include corn fritters, hotdogs, coleslaw, strawberry shortcake, and beverages. This annual event is open to the public. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Family tickets are avail- able at a cost of $30. Proceeds will benefit Phil's Friends, a Christ-centered support group that benefits those affected by cancer. If you know of anyone who needs support, organizers ask that you provide appropriate information to ensure benefit con- sideration for those who are ill with cancer. For reservations, call the church office at 401-232-7575. CHURCH NEWS do you know? The Valley Breeze & Observer distributes almost 10,500 papers in greater Smithfield every Thursday. The National Association of Women in Construction Rhode Island chapter recently awarded four Scituate High School students awards for their designs in their annual NAWIC Design Drafting Competition. From left, are LISA CARLISLE, NAWIC member; SYNDEY AUSTIN, 4th place; CHANNING GOULET, 3rd place; MICHAEL REYNOLDS, 2nd place; ETHAN CUFFY, 1st place; SHANNON DONOVAN, teacher. NAWIC RI promotes and supports the advancement of women in the construction industry while inspiring the next generation of working women. NAWIC Design Drafting Competition winners Register for Adult Summer Reading program SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer an Adult Summer Reading Program. Registration begins Monday, June 17. Read any book you choose, receive a raffle ticket for each one, and then deposit your ticket in the library's weekly raffle box. There will be five weekly raffle prizes drawn each Friday from July 5 to Aug. 2. For every five books you read, receive a grand prize raffle ticket; earn bonus tickets by attending library summer programs. The grand prize raffle will be drawn on Friday, Aug. 9. The grand prize is a gift certificate to create your own custom sky map print from The Night Sky (thenightsky.com). For more information, call the library at 401-949-3630. Greenville Library hosts Coffee & Books Monday SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Coffee & Books on Monday, June 17, at 10 a.m. This is an open-book discussion group where participants discuss whatever they are reading at the moment – there is no assigned reading. Coffee, tea and snacks will be offered. Register by calling 401-949-3630 or visiting the event calendar at www. yourlibrary.ws . Chepachet Grange hosts high-low-jack game Saturday GLOCESTER – The Chepachet Grange, 28 Chopmist Hill Road, will host a high-low-jack card game on Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. There will be a penny social, prizes and refreshments. All are welcome. The building is handicapped-accessible. Call 401-568-2011. Register for Teen Summer Reading program SMITHFIELD – Registration for East Smithfield Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Program begins the week of June 17. Register at https:// tinyurl.com/y3dmzx6b . Between the time of registration and Aug. 6, participants will fill out a short form asking what they thought about each book. This form can be downloaded by visiting https:// tinyurl.com/yyy8a6zt . For each book you read, you will be given a raffle ticket. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Tickets may also be gained by attending special library events. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program. Email michael.cardin7@ gmail.com or call 401-231-5150, ext. 3, for more information.

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