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The North Providence Breeze 08-07-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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6 THE VALLEY AUGUST 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION PAWTUCKET – There's now little debate that the city is the unofficial craft capital of the state, says Anthony Hebert, the senior planner leading the effort to bring the inaugural Craft Crawl in September, and that success story should be celebrated. Pawtucket's most unique and recog- nizable draw is its four craft breweries and two distilleries, said Hebert, and the city is looking to "highlight it in any way we can." The Restaurant Week Committee is planning this first Craft Crawl for the same week as Restaurant Week, Sept. 22-28, to feature all six Pawtucket breweries and distilleries. Each estab- lishment will be offering a unique drink special that week only. Pawtucket's reputation as a craft drink destination for tourists is cer- tainly growing regionally, said Hebert, and this event will help further spread awareness. This year will be a trial run of sorts, he said, and based on the success of the event, it could become bigger next year and even be com- bined with the Pawtucket Arts Festival or have an awards component mixed in. As part of the Craft Crawl, par- ticipants will have the opportunity to complete a passport card to be stamped by each brewery and distill- ery with a purchase. Once a partici- pant has completed a card, they will receive a special prize mixing glass with the logo of each establishment on it. "Our breweries and distilleries are what make Pawtucket unique and are drivers of economic development in the city, so we would like to sup- port them as much as possible," said Hebert. The six craft establishments par- ticipating are The Guild, Foolproof Brewing, Smug Brewing, Crooked Current Brewery, White Dog Distilling, and Rhode Island Spirits. Hebert said it was the city's largest brewery, The Guild, that first brought up the idea of the Craft Crawl, and the owners will sponsor the prize glasses. "The idea came from just the abso- lute explosion of craft beer and craft distilleries in Pawtucket," co-owner Jeremy Duffy told The Breeze. "It's an industry that should absolutely be celebrated." Hebert said while Pawtucket's brew- eries probably have a bigger reputa- tion than its restaurants right now, incorporating craft establishments into Restaurant Week can be mutually beneficial, as people like food with their drink. Someone might come for Restaurant Week and discover craft drinks along the way, or the other way around. "It benefits both sides," he said. Duffy said this event will support all Pawtucket breweries and distilleries, creating greater connectivity between food and beverage establishments in a city that's on the rise. "We're super excited," he said. "We're all collectively doing this together, we're all equals, we're all celebrating." 'Craft Crawl' will highlight Pawtucket's unique brewery and distillery scene By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Commemorative glasses, above, will be given to those who complete the PAWTUCKET CRAFT CRAWL. 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 401-353-3805 & Music Learning Center LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS New clients only. Restrictions apply. 1 FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON We Rent Band Instruments! Gift Certificates Available (in the Luca Building) SAVON SHOES 1720 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, RI • 353-1762 OPEN DAILY 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Hu y in for best selection! Annual Tent Back-To-School SALE! 30% - 50% Off MENS • WOMENS • KIDS – SHOES • BOOTS • SNEAKERS Aug. 5 th – Sept. 2 nd Nike • Jordans • Reebok • Vans • New Balance • Sperry • Clarks Wallabees • Timberland Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throughout the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports Saint CeCilia SChool Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you! Accepting Registrations for 2019-2020 Pre-K - Grade 8 Where morals and values meet academic excellence Extended Care is available 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 755 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 401-723-9463 • • Call for a personal tour: 56 Elmdale Road, North Scituate, RI 934-1413 • Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Farm Market Open Daily Our own Peaches, Sweet Corn, Berries & Tomatoes Est. 1931 Harmony Farms Hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - Noon & 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Pick Your Own BLUEBERRIES Farm Market Open Daily BARDEN FAMILY ORCHARD PRE–PICKED ALSO Howard Lane & Saw Mill Road, Harmony, RI (401) 934-0741 • Farm Entrance: Take Saw Mill Road to Howard Lane Groups Welcome Call for Appointment Call ahead for availability Follow us on FACEBOOK for updates! Follow us on FACEBOOK for updates! Pick Your Own Blueberries & Blackberries

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