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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-05-2019

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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14 SPORTS & RECREATION SEPT. 5-11, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Left, LEAH FOLCO, shown sitting on her horse, won a championship in the Short Stirrup Hunter division at the Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals Horse Show on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, Conn. Folco's trainer, DINA PATNAUD, is standing on the left, and her assistant trainer, MIA GUILMETTE, is showing off Folco's trophy. Right, REMY GUERTIN, shown sitting on her horse next to Patnaud, captured the Hunter Derby division title. MOLLY MOREL, center, shown with her trainer, DINA PATNAUD, took fourth place in the Pre- Children's Hunter division at the 13th annual Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals Horse Show in West- brook, Conn. Smithfield riders claim titles at CHSA Finals Horse Show WESTBROOK, Conn. – Leah Folco, a 7th-grader at Gallagher Middle School, and Remy Guertin, a 9th-grader at Smithfield High School, were among the riders who took home championships at the 13th annual Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals Horse Show on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, Conn. Folco won a championship in the Short Stirrup Hunter division, and Guertin captured her title in the Hunter Derby division. Folco also recorded the highest score in the CHSA Finals. Both riders are trained by Dina Patnaud at Willow Brook Farm in Lincoln – Mia Guilmette is also Folco's assistant trainer, and Sydney Bent is Guertin's assistant trainer. Also taking part in the CHSA Finals was Molly Morel, an 8th- grader at Gallagher. She took fourth place in the Pre-Children's Hunter division. Smithfield YMCA announces fall swim lessons, beginning of Dolphins' season SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA, which is located on 15 Deerfield Drive, will begin a seven- week session of group and private swim lessons next Monday, as well as accept new registrants (ages 5-18) for the Smithfield YMCA Dolphins' youth swim team. The Dolphins offer practices Monday through Friday, and their season runs from September through the end of February. For more infor- mation about the swim team, contact aquatics director and head coach Jennifer Bibeault at 401-949-2480, ext. 106. The YMCA is also offering a free senior water aerobics class that will take place from Monday through Friday from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Participants must be a member of the Smithfield YMCA. For more information about mem- bership options and lessons, visit or call at 949-2480, ext. 1. Player and Coach of the Year will be announced, as well as the top players from each division in the RIIL. And thanks to a highly suc- cessful inaugural golf tournament, the club also hopes to initiate its first awarded scholarship program to deserving high school seniors going on to college. The club also hopes to add a "Home State Hero" Award to go with its "Pride of Rhode Island" Award. The "Home State Hero" Award will go to a former Rhode Island high school player who has stayed within the state and stood out at one of the four football playing colleges in R.I., while the "Pride of Rhode Island" Award will be pre- sented to a player who has gone to an out-of-state institution and done Rhode Island proud. With all these events scheduled, the club needs the support of coach- es, players, officials, fans, and its Hall of Famers by either purchasing a membership for $180 or attend- ing one or two of the events. Hall of Famers are encouraged to attend the Brunch and Hall of Fame Banquet, as well as play in the annual golf tournament. GRIDIRON CLUB From Page 13 JOINT CONCERN One type of pain that dental patients find most concerning involves the "temporomandibular joints," which act as hinges between the temporal bone of the skull and the lower jaw (mandible). Among the most complex joints in the body, these joints not only hinge open and closed, but they also slide forward and backward, allowing us to chew, talk, and yawn. When problems, called "temporomandibular dysfunction" (TMD), arise in these joints or their surrounding muscles and ligaments, radiating pain and limited jaw movement often result. The dentist can diagnose and treat jaw pain and TMD that are caused by missing teeth; jaw clenching; tooth grinding (bruxism); poor bite (malocclusion); or bad habits (nail biting, pencil chewing, etc.). When pain interferes with the enjoyment of your life, making it impossible to talk, yawn, chew, and perform other simple daily acts of living, you don't need to just accept it as the norm. Turn instead to DENTAL ARTS GROUP for a treatment plan for a pain-free future. Learn why others in our community make our office at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, the go-to place for comprehensive family dental care. You can reach us at 401-521-3661. P.S. TMD caused by tooth grinding can sometimes be relieved with a custom-fitted mouth splint that is worn while sleeping. 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 Congratulations! You're Engaged! Come see the largest selection of tuxedos and accessories in RI for all your formal wear needs! Ask about our Wedding Specials Ask about our Wedding Specials Ask about our Wedding Specials

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