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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-13-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | JUNE 13-19, 2019 AT HOME 3 No one should have to go without food CUMBERLAND – Feeding people is a passion near and dear to my heart. Not just through sharing reci- pes, but the sharing of resources such as time, cash or actual food products is what I believe really matters. I am not alone in this thought. This message appears on the Northern RI Food Pantry website: "Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work." – William Arthur Ward (William Arthur Ward was an American author, editor, pastor and teacher.) The Northern RI Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) Rhode Island nonprofit cor- poration located on Angell Road in Cumberland and is supported by the greater community, local churches, clubs, civic groups and many dedi- cated volunteers who show up to do the work. Co-Executive Directors Jeff Whitfield and Bob Chaput, both of Cumberland, along with Lincoln resi- dent Phil Avenia, assistant treasurer, say it's a labor of love and fulfillment. A regular board of dedicated people, along with the greater community make a difference week after week. A Rhode Island Foundation Grant, acquired with the help of Sen. Ryan Pearson and Rep. Mia Akerman, are a significant part of the group's fund- ing, said Chaput, as well as many great community partners. Local Cumberland Dave's Marketplace, Stop & Shop, and Seabra along with other local businesses enable this emergency pantry to supplement, to aid in the short-term need of food and sustenance. Every third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. is the Food Pantry's distri- bution day, but many man-hours of preparation have been done ahead of that. Said Chaput, "It sounds like a jingle but after a lifetime of working you retire and then want something to do that means something." Avenia echoed that sentiment add- ing, "We all want to make a differ- ence, and time now allows us to do this. It's a great group to be part of." It is often every other day that some- one from the team is ordering food The Recipe Box RHONDA HANSON Assistant Treasurer PHIL AVENIA, of Lincoln, and Co-Executive Directors BOB CHAPUT and JEFF WHITFIELD, both of Cumberland, volunteer at The Northern RI Food Pantry because they enjoy the fulfillment and gratification it gives them. Try not to overreact to new friend groups Q: Our 14-year-old (he's going into the 9th grade at a public high school) has taken up with a bunch of kids that we don't exactly approve of. They have reputations as troublemakers and at least one has already been arrested for shoplifting and had to do some community service. The irony is, they all come from families that are highly regarded in the commu- nity. We haven't seen any dramatic change in our son's behavior, but he has become more secretive and has told us he doesn't want to play sports anymore. In the opinion of lots of parents, the kids in question are under-supervised. Naturally, we're concerned about the potential bad influence. I want to tell him to find new friends; my husband wants to take a wait-and-see. What do you think we should do? A: I don't mind taking sides in this; to wit, I agree with your husband. To begin with, it's completely nor- mal for kids your son's age to be Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND See RHONDA, Page 4 See ROSEMOND, Page 7 Dining Guide 74 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI 401-235-9026 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday Noon-8 p.m. www.riverfallsri.com Friday Specials Every Friday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Eat-in or Take-Out Fish & Chips $9.99 Baked Haddock Dinner $9.99 Fried Bay Scallop Dinner $10.99 Fried Shrimp Platter $10.99 Steak • Seafood • PaSta TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SUNDAY A Southern New England Tradition We serve both! Sundays Only Noon - 8 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT FAMILY STYLE CHICKEN ANY BURGER WITH ANY DRAFT $10 Every Wednesday Night 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. $25 (dinner only) $35 (with bottle of wine or pitcher of beer) Choice of soup or salad, two entrées, coffee & dessert Every Thursday Night 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT RIB FEST Includes Prime Rib & Baby Back Ribs Only $22.99 DINING on the BLACKSTONE Father's Day is Special Reservations Recommened Dinner specials including Lobster, Steamers, Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs, Plus Our Regular Menu Sunday, June 16th Noon – 8 p.m. ALL DAY EVERY DAY Eat In Only Choice of Sauces 50¢ Chicken Wings

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