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The North Providence Breeze 3-20-13

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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A Valley Breeze Newspaper MARCH 20-26, 2013 FREE Breeze The north providence Pitch perfect Double Bubble Players flock to North Providence East Little League tryouts. PAGE 19 McGuire students have fun with experiments during Science Safari. PAGE 2 @ "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Nuts 'n More blasts off after 'Shark Tank' episode By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer PAWTUCKET – In the four months leading up to their appearance on ABC's "Shark Tank," the three men behind city-based Nuts 'n More did about $100,000 in sales. In the week after the show aired on March 1, they sold more than $200,000 in product, an "unbelievable" sign, say these young entrepreneurs, that their billionaire investors knew what they were doing. Dennis Iannotti of North Providence, Neil Cameron of Lincoln, and Peter Ferreira of East Providence, all in their 30s, are the brains and brawn behind Nuts 'n More, an upand-coming maker of specialty peanut and almond butters that won big when it mattered most, in front of a panel of "sharks" who could make their dreams become a reality with one word. "It's changed our lives," Iannotti told The Breeze during a visit to the Nuts 'n More facilities in the Lorraine Mills, 560 Mineral Spring Ave. "It Catanzaro: We need town-wide plan on repaving Lombardi retorts that plan is in place, no need for consultant By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer "Dude, this is it," said Iannotti, smiling as he adjusted his trademark orange headband. Watch the episode of "Shark Tank" with Nuts 'n More by NORTH PROVIDENCE – The president of the North Providence Town Council believes there should be a strategic plan put in place for road repaving, that an outside consultant should be hired to make sure the right roads are fixed, and that "politics" should be left out of the process. The North Providence mayor says the strategic plan is already in place, that he's not about to hire anyone to tell town officials what they know already, and that the only "politics" being played are with the suggestion that decisions on road repaving might be made based on the connections residents have. The latest feud of the doz- See NUTS 'N MORE, Page 4 See PAVING, Page 8 The owners of Pawtucket-based Nuts 'n More on the set of ABC's "Shark Tank" March 1 are, from left, Peter Ferreira, Dennis Iannotti and Neil Cameron. The chocolate almond butter from Nuts 'n More, left, has been a big hit. was such a great experience for us." Iannotti, Cameron and Ferreira now have seven employees and are in the process of creating a storefront in the side of their mill complex. Since the show, they have signed on to sell their products through stores like Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma, CVS, GNC Corp., and Marshals/T.J. Maxx, among others. The three are in talks with a number of local stores to also sell their products. Bunny Breakfast Saturday, March 23 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hop on over to the Dr. Day Care Learning Center in Pawtucket for a fantastically fun morning! The event will include: • GOODIES TO EAT: Bagels, fruit and beverages • STORY TIME: Children will hear a reading of a wonderful tale • CRAFT TIME: The kiddies will make a great gathering bag • PICTURES WITH THE EASTER BUNNY: Bring your own camera and snap as many pictures as you want! • A BOOK FAIR: Children will love to look and pick out their own stories • Last but not least, an EASTER EGG HUNT – Every child's favorite! Awarded as Smithfield's #1 Hearing Practice Pawtucket Site – 203 Concord St., Suite 321 Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-723-2273 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc.

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