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The North Providence Breeze 09-11-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2019 Calendar 6 Entertainment 3 Real Estate 7 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 9 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND Back to school at BRT Heritage Arts Studio lets students discover, reconnect with music and dance traditions CUMBERLAND – On any given day at the Blackstone River Theatre, you might find a group of adults play- ing the five-string banjo or practicing their mountain dulcimers or learning the art of basket weaving. These classes and work- shops, along with many others, are all part of the Heritage Arts Studio initia- tive at the theater, 549 Broad St., which offers lessons in traditional art forms taught by respected performers and teachers, says BRT Executive Director Russell Gusetti. Enrollment for the fall ses- sion at the theater, which is celebrating its 20th year of programming this year, is currently open. What's unique about the classes, Gusetti said, is that they're geared toward adults and taught in a group setting. "If you have always been curious about a certain instru- ment or dance style … and want to learn it in a non- threatening, very affordable environment, this is the place to do it," he said. Classes include a six-week series of beginner, continu- ing and advanced beginner five-string banjo lessons, taught by Ed Sweeney, which will take place on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 14. Sweeney, a performer who is also on BRT's board of directors, will also teach con- tinuing beginner classes in By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com Co-sleeping with kids is harmful to marriages A New York writer named Jonathan Daniel Stern, writing in the August 7, 2019, issue of the e-zine "Fatherly," laments that co-sleeping has destroyed his marriage. As best as I can figure, Stern and his ersatz wife See BRT, Page 3 are still married and live under the same roof, but the marriage is gone, kaput, sacrificed to the co-sleeping demon. She sleeps in one bedroom, with the two kids; he sleeps in anoth- er bedroom, alone. The Sterns have battled over the arrangement for as long as they've been parents. In the meantime, Mrs. Stern has collected reams of evidence See PARENTING, Page 5 Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter. To schedule a tour, call 401-949-3880, ext. 109 20 Austin Avenue Greenville, RI 02828 Receive a $1,500 BONUS Traditional Assisted Living Two Memory Care Communities Move in before September 30, 2019 and receive a $1,500 Bonus towards your rent! Please call for details.

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