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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-05-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2019 CUMBERLAND 13 CUMBERLAND – The $48,000 hiring of part-time grant writer Lisa Andoscia earlier this year has already paid for itself several times over, said Mayor Jeff Mutter after the latest announcement last week of a $10,000 Rhode Island Foundation grant to spruce up the more than 30-year-old gazebo at the Monastery. And while this one wasn't a shocking win, Mutter said an earlier Community Development Block Grant of $500,000 to restore the Cumberland Senior Center near the gazebo was quite a nice surprise. Andoscia also has a number of other irons in the fire for grants she's working on, said the mayor. "She's been great," he said, adding that Andoscia is working well with all departments. The grant for the gazebo is part of a comprehensive approach to chipping away at restoring tired park spaces, according to Mutter. "These are our gems," he said. Many visitors come to both the Monastery and Diamond Hill Park, which is also targeted for improve- ments, he said. Improvements to the Monastery's gazebo will include repairing the roof, adding lighting, and making landscape improvements, according to a release. "We are most grateful for the funding to preserve our picturesque Victorian garden gazebo; once restored it will be used for extensive public enjoyment by our residents and visitors," said the mayor in a statement. "The gazebo has ornate details and a beautiful presence on the grounds of the Monastery and has always been the perfect setting for special events, weddings and recre- ational activities." The rehab is set to begin later this fall. The town is working with the volunteers from the Rhode Island Master Gardeners to protect the plant- ings around the gazebo. The Highway Department will re-roof the structure, allowing savings to be used for lighting improvements. Grant writer strikes again, winning $10,000 for gazebo By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor LEEWAY Hardware & Garden Center 40% OFF ALL Trees & Shrubs ROSES Buy 1 Get 1 FREE TENT SALE 50% OFF EVERYTHING UNDER THE TENT Lots Of Great Sales! Plan your Fertilization & Grass Seed Projects Turf Builder Edgeguard Deluxe Spreader Stock Up on Rakes, Lawn & Leaf Bags and Bagsters for Your Yard & Demo Project FALL DECOR IS HERE Bulk Mulch is still available Mums Scarecrows Decorative Pumpkins Straw and more... Local Honey Sold Here Perfect for Fall Allergies Kill the Weeds now for better results in the Spring Don't forget your Fall Fertilization Available in 5,000 and 155 sq.ft. bags Fall Lawn Care Get Your Lawn Ready for Winter SOD ARRIVES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH! 790 Great Road, No. Smithfield, RI (401) 765-2222 Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. WITH THIS AD Isabel , s & Gift Boutique s & Gift Boutique Celebrating 26 Years in Business! 20% OFF AnY One Item PLUS A FREE GIFT WITH THIS AD 565 Central Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02861 Email: Falamos Portugues & Hablamos Espanol Expires October 5, 2019 401-727-2866 Tues.-Fri. 12-5 Sat. 12-4 Independently owned and operated Our 71st Year in Business 1947 – 2018 830 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895 OPEN: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (401) 769-8128 Fall Decor and so much more The system that prevents more than just clogged gutter Don't be this guy Autumn Autumn Autumn Breeze

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