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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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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019 Calendar 9 Entertainment 2 Gardening 7 Movie 3 Real Estate 8 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 11 QUICK INDEX @ WOONSOCKET – Dynamites and meat pies will be in abundance this weekend at the 37th annual French Heritage Festival sponsored by the Northern Rhode Island Council of French Heritage Festival brings Quebec culture to Woonsocket By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer the Arts at River Island Art Park, Bernon Street, on Saturday, Sept. 7. The event brings together French- Canadian musicians, local crafters, family activities and, of course, plenty of Québécois food to cel- ebrate Woonsocket's French heritage. According to Madeleine Riendeau, Quebec native and NRICA board member, you don't have to be French to enjoy the festival, but it helps to have a love of the toe-tap- ping French-Canadian songs. Le Vent des Cantons, a group hailing from Canada, and Les Joyeux Copains, a Rhode Island group, will perform at this year's event. "They like the beat," she explained about some of the festival's younger attendees. "They say, I don't under- stand a word they're saying, but they like the music." Along with dynamites and meat pies, hungry patrons can find pâté chinois – that's Quebec-speak for shepherd's pie – and crepes pre- pared by culinary students at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. For Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND The problem with the 'trophy child' Proving, once again, that fact is stranger by far than fiction, a grand- mother recently asked me what she should do about her daughter-in-law who, despite her husband's increas- ingly meek objections, is determined to do everything possible to turn the first grandchild, a 3-year-old girl, into the next Lady Gaga or Carrie Underwood. Let's just say somebody immensely famous, not to mention talented. The daughter-in-law has the hapless child – who obviously has no say in the matter – enrolled in voice and acting lessons. Dance begins immi- nently. The child already performs in Little Miss Pageants, has her hair done by a professional stylist, and is See HERITAGE, Page 6 See PARENTING, Page 6 RI Beef & Veal 60 Armento St. Johnston, RI 401-232-7220 Hours: Mon. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. It's Tailgate Time! Hamburger Patties $16.99 24 per box Boneless Chicken Breasts $20 10-lbs. Party Wings $25.99 10-lbs. Ground Chuck 80/20 $22.50 10-lbs. $ 25 9 Effective 9/16/19 – Cart extra FRIDAY ~ SEPTEMBER 27th 9 18 18 $ 32 $ 31 $ 44

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