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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-18-2019

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Catch me if you can BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON ADILSON DASILVA, of the "Dutch Masters" team, picks up some serious yardage during the flag football tournament at North Smithfield High School last Saturday, in honor of fallen soldier Spc. Matthew Turcotte, a former quarterback for the high school's football team. See more photos on page 8. Lops Brewing prepares for July 27 opening day WOONSOCKET – With less than two weeks to go until open- ing day, Lops Brewing owner Sean Lopolito is brewing as fast as he can. The new brewery at 122 North Main St. received its final state licensing at the end of June and is now slated to open next Saturday, July 27. Opening week- end hours will be Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., with food trucks and four beers available on tap. With a crowd of thirsty patrons expected for opening weekend, By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See LOPS, Page 14 The Pines will reopen under new ownership NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local staple that has been shut- tered since 2017 is expected to reopen after a new owner purchased the property this month. The Pines, the banquet hall and restaurant located at 1204 Pound Hill Road, has been purchased by Rosa Zheng, a businesswoman and investor from Milton, Mass. Zheng told The Valley Breeze this week she looks forward to reopening the property as both a restaurant and event venue. "I think people have a lot of pas- sion for the old restaurant there," she said. The Pines closed abruptly in By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com LOPOLITO ZHENG See PINES, Page 11 WOONSOCKET – Not so long ago, grocery shopping in Woonsocket meant hopping a bus or walking the few blocks to the nearest store, picking out your items and ringing them up with a clerk who knew you by name, and all your siblings, too. If you were lucky, your purchase might earn enough green stamps to add to a booklet you've been saving for a trip to the redemption cen- ter. For those living along the city's border with Bellingham, Mass., and Blackstone, that store was probably Collamati's, and your family had probably been going there for gen- erations. That piece of the city's history is memorialized in a new exhibit on the Collamati family grocery stores that opened at the Woonsocket Historical Society last Saturday, July 13. The exhibit was compiled by Joyce (Collamati) Bileau, a for- mer resident of Bellingham and the Collamati family store remembered in new exhibit at Historical Society By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See COLLAMATI, Page 15 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 18-24, 2019 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 3, Suite 307, Lincoln, RI 02865 www.hearforyouri.com Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist FREE Hearing Screenings FREE Hearing Aid Checks & Cleanings Just call to schedule an appointment! Today's hearing aids are barely visible, highly effective and easy to afford. Come hear for yourself with a RISK FREE 30-day trial! 401-475-6116

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