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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-31-2019

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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4 SCOUTING OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER SCITUATE – Two young men said the perseverance to finish what was started and the persistent leadership from the North Scituate Troop 1 Scout leader inspired them to gradu- ate to the elite rank of Eagle Scout. On Sunday, Nov. 10, Raden Mikkelsen, 19, and Evan Howe, 18, will officially obtain the rank of Eagle Scout during the Eagle Court of Honor at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road, at 7 p.m. For the boys, the path to reaching Eagle Scout was not always easy or clear. They spoke with The Valley Breeze & Observer at the Scout's meet- ing hall beneath the Community House. The hall has housed the Scouts since 1954 and has memorabilia on every wall from camping trips, badge campaigns, and community service events. Over the years, 240 Scouts reached the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 1 North Scituate. Troop 1 Scout leader Jack Stephens said he is proud of Mikkelsen and Howe for completing the journey. He said he pushed them to finish the Scouting programs because they had already worked so hard, and because so many do not. "They always say to me they are sorry they didn't finish. They regret it," Stephens said. Mikkelsen, son of Erik and Stephanie Mikkelsen, is a legacy in the troop as his father gained the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 1 as well. Mikkelsen was almost out of time when he completed his application for Eagle Scout. Scouts need to turn in application two weeks before their 18th birthday to qualify, and Mikkelsen was down to the wire on his. "We were down to the last few weeks when we turned in the pack- et," Mikkelsen said. For his Eagle Scout project, Mikkelsen installed a buddy bench at the Hope Elementary School play- ground. He said the idea is that if a student is lonely, they can sit on the bench to indicate to other students they need a friend. "People will come up and make new friends," Mikkelsen said. He connected with an art teacher at Hope who provided painted tiles from each of the elementary students to surround the bench. "There were a lot of moving parts to it, but we managed to get it to all come together and looking nice," Mikkelsen said. He said he is proud to follow in his father's footsteps as an Eagle Scout. He said his first reaction to complet- ing Scouts was a relief. "I was like, finally. Then, I was really proud of myself for pushing myself to get it," Mikkelsen said. For Howe, son of Mary-Ann Hewitt and Robert Howe, the decision to apply for the top ranking came at the last minute. When he first started Scouting, he was in a different troop that was not a great fit for him, he said. He said he went on a camping trip with Troop 1 and felt the connection that he was missing with his previous group. "All the troops are run differently. It felt like a better match. I'm happy I switched, or I would not have fin- ished," Howe said. For his Eagle Scout project, Howe refinished 25 antique chairs in the Scituate High School library. He said after the library renovations, the chairs "looked ancient" in the upgraded rooms. Howe said the project was a reflection of his character as a self- described hands-on type of guy. He said if it were not for the push of Stephens, he would not have made it. Down to the wire with a few months to complete his project, Howe said Stephens pushed him to finish Scouting and achieve Eagle rank. "I feel accomplished in my work. I'm more proud I made it to Eagle Scout than anything else I've done," Howe said. Both Howe and Mikkelsen attend the New England Institute of Technology. Mikkelsen is in his second year studying cybersecurity and network- ing and Howe is in his first year studying automotive technology. Legacy and leadership push Scouts to Eagle status By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD EVAN HOWE, left, and RADEN MIKKELSEN are being celebrated on Nov. 10 during the Eagle Court of Honor for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Behind them are the plaques of the 240 past Eagle Scouts from North Scituate Troop 1, including Mikkelsen's dad and Howe's brother. Notice • towN of foster Liquor License Renewals Notice is hereby given by the Foster Town Council, being the Licensing Board in said Town under Title 3, Chapter 5, Section 17 of the General Laws of RI, 1956, as amended; that the following named persons and corporations have applied to said Council for licenses for the year ending December 1, 2020: CLASS A (Includes Holiday Sales) Renewals Healey's Liquors Inc. d/b/a Healey's Liquors, 144 Danielson Pike The Watering Hole, LLC d/b/a The Watering Hole, 185 Hartford Pike CLASS BV Renewals (Includes Victualing) Helen's Place, Inc. d/b/a Helen's Place, 172 Danielson Pike Thomas Breard d/b/a Lucky's Pizza, 143 Danielson Pike Tykamac Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Foster Golf & Country Club, Inc., 67 Johnson Road Woodland Meeting House, LLC d/b/a Woodland Meeting House, 115 East Killingly Rd. Shady Acres Fry Shack, LLC d/b/a Shady Acres, 164 Danielson Pike CLASS D UNLIMITED Renewal (Includes Victualing and Entertainment) Little Rhody Vasa Park, Inc., d/b/a Little Rhody Vasa Park, 10 Boswell Trail Entertainment License Renewals Pursuant to RI General Laws, 1956, as amended, 5-22-1 et seq, Foster Ordinance entitled Open Recreational Events and Amusements License 1999; the following applicants have applied to the Town Council for a renewal of license under said act for the year ending December 1, 2020: Helen's Place, Inc., d/b/a Helen's Place, 172 Danielson Pike Thomas Breard d/b/a Lucky's Pizza, 143 Danielson Pike Tykamac Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Foster Golf & Country Club Inc., 67 Johnson Road Woodland Meeting House, LLC d/b/a Woodland Meeting House, 115 East Killingly Rd Games & Amusements License Renewals Helen's Place, Inc. d/b/a Helen's Place, 172 Danielson Pike Thomas Breard d/b/a Lucky's Pizza, 143 Danielson Pike Woodland Meeting House, LLC d/b/a Woodland Meeting House, 115 East Killingly Rd. The above applications will be in order for a Public Hearing of the Foster Town Council, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Benjamin Eddy Building, 6 South Killingly Road, Foster, RI, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their objections. Hearing impaired persons attending who require assistance, or anyone requiring the service's of an interpreter, should call the office of the Town Clerk at 392-9201 at least 72 hours in advance of said meeting. By Order of the Foster Town Council Susan M. Dillon Foster Town Clerk Notice is hereby given by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, RI being the Licensing Board in said Town, under Section 5-24-1 of the RI General Laws of 1956, as amended, that the below named applicants have applied to said Town Council for a license under said Act for the year ending December 1, 2020 License renewals will be heard on November 21, 2019 by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, RI at the Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike at 7:30 PM. All remonstrants will be given an opportunity to be heard before any action is taken on the following: 24-HOUR VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS Chepachet Deli & Catering, 842 Putnam Pike Harmony Kitchen, LLC, 401 Putnam Pike VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS Aegean Pizza, 1195B Putnam Pike Burrillville/Glocester Youth Soccer Association, 1407 Putnam Pike (Concession Stand) Cady's Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet Farms, 226 Tourtellot Hill Road DePetrillo's Pizza & Bakery, 1153 Putnam Pike Dino's Park N Shop, 1020 Putnam Pike Dunkin Donuts, 1006 Putnam Pike Gentleman Farmer Restaurant, 617 Putnam Pike Glocester Little League, 1011 Putnam Pike (Concession Stand) Harmony Corner Store, 365 Snake Hill Road Harmony Lodge Restaurant, 102 Putnam Pike Hill's Tavern and Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Mr. Z's By The Lake, 2400 Putnam Pike Knight Farm, Farmers Omelette, 1 Snake Hill Road Melody Hill Country Club, 55 Melody Hill Lane Pinewood Pub & Pizza, 16 Terry Lane Tavern on Main, 1157 Putnam Pike The Village Bean, 15 Money Hill Road Per Order of the Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Council Town Clerk The Glocester Town Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 568-6206, Ext. 0 not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. TDD (401) 568-1422. PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GLOCESTER VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS

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