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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-11-2019

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18 NORTH COUNTY JULY 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION Perla will speak at In His Image Outreach Ministries GLOCESTER – In His Image Outreach Ministries, 17 Terry Lane, will host Pastor Robert Perla on Sunday, July 14, at the 10:30 a.m. ser- vice. Perla is the senior pastor of the New England Ministry Network and one of the apostolic network leaders of Liberty Network International of Pensacola, Fla. Organizers say Perla is an author and Christian speaker who engages people to have a deep, intimate rela- tionship with God. Visit www.inhisimageoutreach.org for more information. PERLA Share Memories of Apollo 11 Saturday SCITUATE – Skyscrapers Inc. will host Memories of Apollo 11 on Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m., at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, 47 Peep Toad Road. During this monthly Skyscrapers Inc. meeting, all are invited to recall their thoughts on this his- toric moment in time, the day Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin set foot on the moon. Did you watch it on television? If so, how did it affect you, if at all? Do you have any memorabilia from that date? In addition, Skyscrapers is planning to collate everyone's memories into a booklet, for all those who were not alive at the time, and for future gen- erations. Contact Vice President Jim Hendrickson at hendrickson.jim@ gmail.com . After the meeting, if skies allow, the organization's telescopes will be open for viewing of the sky. Visit www.theskyscrapers.org for more information. SMITHFIELD – Eighty-five per- cent of textiles are not recycled, said Savannah Harik, of Waste Zero, during a presentation of the Simple Recycling clothing recy- cling program to the Town Council Tuesday night. Harik, municipal partnership representative with the company, said people often do not recycle worn or used clothes due to con- cerns that the items are too used and wouldn't be wanted. She said tossed textiles add to municipal waste tonnage and disposal fees. "Only 15 percent is donated or reused," she said. Working with the Smithfield Recycling and Refuse, Waste Zero proposed Simple Recycling, a curbside pickup allowing Smithfield residents to recycle tex- tiles at no cost to the town. Gene Allen, Department of Public Works director and head of the Refuse and Recycling Subcommittee, said the town and Waste Zero will need to enter a three-year contract. Any questions and concerns will be addressed during the next council meeting. The subcommittee recommended bringing the program to the coun- cil, said Allen. The company will provide two pink bags in mailers to each resi- dent each week before the pro- gram rollout along with directions for use, then use Zero Waste trucks to collect the bags on the regular trash and recycle collection day. Once collected, Waste Zero will leave additional bags for the next week. "It's simply come around and collect," Harik said. A portion of the collected items will be resold at thrift stores, while the bulk of the material will be used for the insulation and rag market, or reprocessed overseas. "They'll take anything. We take the damaged items Big Brothers and Big Sisters doesn't want," Harik said. Harik said the free service will collect any textile item, as well as some other items, including cloth- ing, jewelry, purses, hats, toys, pictures, mirrors, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, drapes and curtains, tools, silverware, dishes, pots, pans, glasses and backpacks. In addition to limiting waste and disposal fees, Harik said Waste Zero will pay the town $20 per ton of textiles collected. Four Rhode Island communities use Waste Zero's services, includ- ing North Providence, Coventry, Bristol and Middletown. Town Council President Suzy Alba said the program sounds great and she'd like to see it on the docket for approval at the next meeting. Council considers clothing recycling program By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & 0bserver Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club offers women's introductory shooting program BURRILLVILLE – Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club will offer again its "Ladies Learn to Shoot" course on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the club's 200 Brook Road location. The course, which is affiliated with the National Rifle Association's Women on Target program, intro- duces participants to safe gun han- dling and shooting in a relaxed, friendly environment. The program starts with a classroom presentation and safety briefing and provides information on ammunition and selecting a pistol. Participants then move to the club's indoor range for live-firing under the one-on-one coach- ing of an experienced instructor. Participants may fire a .22LR, .38 Special, .380 or 9mm Luger hand- gun of their choosing. The clinics are open to women only, age 12 and over. An adult must accompany participants under age 18. There is a limit of 15 shooters per clinic and online registration dead- line closes Wednesday, July 17. Cost is $45 per person and includes eye and ear protection, targets, ammunition and loan of fire- arms, as well as refreshments and NRA information packets. Online registration is available at www.wallumlakerodgun.com under the Ladies Learn to Shoot 2019 schedule link. For more information, contact Brayton Round at ladies@wallum- lakerodgun.com. East Smithfield Library hosts Art Wednesdays SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Art Wednesdays in July, from 1 to 2 p.m. Stop by the library and enjoy an open-ended art project. Each week will have a different theme. This program is for children ages 5 and older. • July 17 - Galaxy Jars • July 24 - Tie-Dye with Sharpie markers. Please bring your own T-shirt. For more information, call the library at 401-231-5150. Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor are welcome from readers. Please: • Limit to 500 words. Longer letters may appear online only. • Letters on local or state topics and issues will take precedence over those on national issues. • No more than one letter per person every 8 weeks, please. • All letters must be signed and include a hometown. Send by e-mail to: news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln, RI 02865. 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