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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-13-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JUNE 13-19, 2019 Calendar 10 Celebrations 10 Entertainment 5 Movie 7 Parenting 3 Real Estate 9 Rhea 5 Classifi eds 12 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ CUMBERLAND – For the ninth year in a row, Cumberland's Blackstone River Theatre will trans- form Diamond Hill Park into a show- case of some of the best Celtic and world musicians, dancers and perform- ers, say festival organizers. The 9th annual Summer Solstice World-class musicians take over Diamond Hill Park Saturday By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com BRT Summer Solstice Festival Featuring a line-up of harp, flute, bodhran, guitar and vocals along with Irish step dancing, HIGHTIME, from Connemara, Ireland, will be making both their Solstice Festival and Rhode Island debut. Festival will take place on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the park in Cumberland. "The festival is really about bringing the programming that we do day in and day out (at the Blackstone River Theatre) to an outside setting," Russell Gusetti, BRT executive director and festival producer, told The Valley Breeze. "I love the community experience of it." "We've been getting better every year," he added. Highlighting local and international performers, four stages will feature Celtic and world music, dance, and culture continuously throughout the day, including Irish step dance featur- ing 80 dancers from Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, a noncompetitive school run out of Blackstone River Theatre. Patrons can also stop by an Irish session tent to jam with many of the festival performers. See SOLSTICE, Page 6 Bigger, better Levitt AMP concert series delivers on family fun P. Lowe and Chachi Carvalho kick off 10-week series WOONSOCKET – With the first year of the Levitt AMP concert series behind them, organizers say the city's second summer of outdoor music will be bigger and better than the first, with a full lineup of food vendors and family activities accom- panying 10 weeks of national and local acts. The series, which kicks off this Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at River Island Art Park, is an all-hands- on-deck effort. In addition to NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, the sponsoring organiza- tion, the series is put on in conjunc- tion with the city, the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, St. James Baptist Church, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and other local organizations with the support of a $25,000 matching grant from the Levitt Foundation. This year, a planning committee took on the task By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See LEVITT AMP, Page 8 All Your Concrete Needs: Walkways • Stairs • Patios • Driveways Basement Floors & Walls FREE Estimates – Call RI LIC. #30457 Insured Bobcat Services Available CONCRETE Liberty's 401-390-4976 Stamped Concrete • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning

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