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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-08-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | AUGUST 8-14, 2019 CUMBERLAND 5 Cumberland's music community mourns passing of Nectar Lennox Former students, friends and fam- ily are mourning the loss of trea- sured local music director and Clef Singers founder Nectar Lennox, of Cumberland, who died at the Miriam Hospital on July 30 after a brief ill- ness. The wife of Frank Lennox, her hus- band of 65 years, she was 90. She was born in Pawtucket, grew up in that city, and then lived in Cumberland for the rest of her life, developing numerous impactful and lasting relationships along the way. Lennox loved the violin at an early age. After graduating from East High School, she went on to play music and earn her master's degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. She was music director for the Cumberland High School and the Cumberland Community Chorus for more than 40 years. She was most proud of the Cumberland Clef Singers, which she founded in 1965 and had been requested to perform all over the world. A former National Teacher of the Year recipient, she held several offices at the Rhode Island Music Educators Association. She also taught at the University of Rhode Island music department and served as adjudicator for New England colleges and sec- ondary schools all over the region. "She was a proud and passionate educator who was dedicated to her students," states the obituary. Lennox "was proud of her Armenian heritage and those who know her will always remember her energy, her joy for life, her outgoing personality and the love she had for her family, friends and students," it adds. A celebration of life was held Sunday, August 4, and she was bur- ied at the Diamond Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Cumberland High School Choral Department. Please make checks payable to CHS and mail to: Cumberland High School Choral Department 2600 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. LENNOX Register for fall classes at OCYL CUMBERLAND – The Early Childhood Program at the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning has seats available for children for fall classes. There is space for children, ages 0-5, in the 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. adult/child music and movement classes, for 3 year olds in the 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. literacy classes, and in the 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. "Level B" Number Sense classes for the 2019- 20 school year. For dates, cost and to register, visit at . Additional early childhood pro- grams are available in preschool art, music and science for ages 4 and 5. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for assistance or if paying by cash. Financial assistance is avail- able for residents who qualify. With questions, call 401-475- 0929, ext. 1, or email main.ocyl@ . OCYL is located behind the Cumberland Public Library at 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 2, in Cumberland. Toastmasters meet Saturday CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting Saturday morning, Aug. 10, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The public is welcome to come and see how Toastmasters can help you develop your public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, email or call 508- 293-1488. Cumberland Housing Authority announces scholarship winner CUMBERLAND – Charles Hilton-Curry, a Family Self Sufficiency Program partici- pant, has received the National Leased Housing Education Fund Scholarship from the Cumberland Housing Authority. Hilton-Curry is attending the Community College of Rhode where he is majoring in social ser- vices, specifically social work. The scholarship will be used for tuition and educational expenses. The Family Self Sufficiency Program helps participants reach their education and employment goals. IN BRIEF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND BID #2019-0905-15 Municipal Financial Soware Package e Town of Cumberland will accept sealed bids clearly marked "Municipal Financial Soware Package" at the office of the Finance Director, Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island, 02864 until 2:00 PM on September 5, 2019, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud publicly in the Town Council Chambers. Please refer to the formal Invitation to Bid and the Bidding and Contract Documents for other bidding information and requirements. e Bidding Documents and Contract Specifications may be obtained at the Town of Cumberland Finance Department Town Hall, Cumberland, Rhode Island during normal working hours. ey will also be posted on the Town website at www. If you have any questions please contact Ray Chauvin, Finance Director, at 401- 724-2400, Ext. 120 or Raymond Chauvin Finance Director Town of Cumberland - Rhode Island - Planning Board Town Hall - 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 (401) 728-2400 Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., in the The Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 45 Broad St. Cumberland, RI The purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a request for a Major Land Development -- Preliminary Plan owned by New England Hydropower Co. LLC., and located on 1 School Street, being also described as Assessor's Plat 33 Lot 431. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comment and/ or testimony. A copy of the proposal will be available on the Town's website,, on Monday August 23, 2019 or in the Planning Department during normal business hours. 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