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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-31-2019

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6 SMITHFIELD OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Library offers Nutcracker Story Time Saturday SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer Nutcracker Story Time with the Heritage Ballet of Lincoln, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. The group will demonstrate the art of classical ballet by performing an excerpt from "The Nutcracker." Children will be given the oppor- tunity to see and learn the exercises the dancers do to warm up and view the costumes they wear. This program is for children ages 3-9 and their caregivers. Register for this program by call- ing the library at 401-231-5150. Library offers Excel Basics Monday SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St. will offer Excel Basics on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This workshop covers the Excel environment, simple formulas, and charts. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Excel and it will mainly concentrate on practical activities such as setting up a budget. Registration is required. Call the library at 401-231-5150. SMITHFIELD – Three years after self-publishing her first book, Smithfield's Kerri Lanzieri returns with her second Rhode Island-based children's educational book titled "Roger Williams Makes a Big Wish." In the book, Rhode Island founder Roger Williams gets his birthday wish granted from up in the clouds and returns to the smallest state in the United States to see present-day Rhode Island. The story follows Williams as he travels to popular spots around the state and stops to talk to locals about what makes Rhode Island great. "It's filled with facts about Rhode Island, like the state drink or state flower, so it's perfect for trivia, too," said Lanzieri, an elementary school social worker. Lanzieri said she's read the book at local schools since it was released and received a positive response. She said children get kicks from the story and picture of New England Pest Control's Big Blue Bug, Nibbles Woodaway, in Providence. Lanzieri's previous illustrator Rachel Schwarting returned for the second book to bring Williams and his tale to life in friendly, colorful images. Lanzieri said she finds inspira- tion from the world around her and writes during the evening during summer vacation from school. "I'm very fortunate to have summers off from school," Lanzieri said. For "Roger Williams," Lanzieri said the story popped into her head on the way to soccer practice, and she jotted down notes on sticky pads. "Roger Williams" is packed with Rhode Island monuments while Williams travels around the ocean state on a tour that includes Smithfield's Jaswell's farms, where the book is sold. It is also available online at Amazon and the Mascot Bookstore, and can be purchased at an upcom- ing book signing. Lanzieri will be reading and signing "Roger Williams" at the Kountry Kitchen, located at 10 Smith Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 30, after opening at 6:30 a.m. Lanzieri said she began writing to explore difficult topics such as death while raising her two children. She said she plans on continuing her writing into social-emotional help books for children that draw from her work. She said subjects such as a jailed parent or a loss of a sibling are not easily tackled, and stories can help children by using language they understand. Local author debuts second children's book By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Smithfield resident KERRI LANZIERI debuts her second book, "Roger Williams Makes a Big Wish," where the state's founder returns to present-day Rhode Island for a tour of the Ocean State. East Smithfield Library lists November movies SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., has announced its November movie showings. Visit the library to watch a film and enjoy popcorn and other movie snacks. • Monday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. - "Rocketman" • Monday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. - "The Lion King" • Monday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. - "Labyrinth" For more information, call the library at 401-231-5150. Library offers technology help sessions SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer individual technology help sessions on Wednesdays, from 5 to 7 p.m., beginning Nov. 6. Patrons must call the library to register for their specific help ses- sion time. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 401- 231-5150, ext. 3, or email Michael. cardin7@gmail.com . TOWN OF GLOCESTER ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Review on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in the Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI, at 7:30 p.m. when all persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following application: Nicholas C. Shepherd and Angeline E. Cloutier-Shepherd, applicants and owners, property located at 58 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, further described as Assessor's Plat 7, Lot 27, in an A-4 zone. Applicants/Owners seek a Variance in accordance to the Glocester Code, Chapter 350, Article VII, Special Regulations, §350-49, Accessory Family Dwelling Unit, subsection C - the accessory apartment shall be attached to the principal structure by means of a permanent foundation system and enclosed habitable or non-habitable floor space. Applicants/Owners are seeking approval for an addition to an existing detached barn for an accessory family dwelling unit consisting of 750 square feet. Paul Chito and Christine, applicants and owners, property located at 440 Lake Washington Drive, further described as Recorded Plat LW, Lot 98 in an A-4 zone. Applicants/Owners seek a Dimensional Variance in accordance to the Glocester Code, Chapter 350, Article VIII, Nonconforming Uses, §350-66, subsection B, Substandard Lots of Record require a 30 feet front yard depth. Applicants/Owners seek approval to construct a detached 16' x 20' workshop twenty four (24) feet from the front property line requesting six (6) feet of front yard relief. Gregory Meinertz, Chairman of the Zoning Board e 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, not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. Hearing devices are available without notice. TDD (401) 568-1422 NOTICE • TOWN OF SCITUATE LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS RENEWALS: Notice is hereby given by the Scituate Town Council, being the Licensing Board in said Town under Title 3, Chapter 5, Section 17 of 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 Retailer – Scituate Beverage Inc. for premises known as "Scituate Beverage Inc.," 30 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI. Class A Retailer – J T D Corporation for premises known as "Country Liquor Store," 10 Hope Furnace Road, Hope, RI. Class BVL – Scituate Famous, Inc. for premises known as "Scituate Famous, Inc." 92 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI Class BVL – Cindy's Diner Inc., for premises known as "Cindy's Diner Inc" – 46 Hartford Avenue, Scituate, RI Class BVL – Farm to Fork, Inc. for premises known as "Rufino's Pizzeria" 4 Hope Furnace Road, Hope, RI Class BV – ALES INC. for premises known as "Granite Farm Restaurant" 50 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate, RI Class BV – Bar 5, Inc. for premises known as "The Village Tavern" 90 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI Class BV – Corner Bistro Inc, for premises known as "Corner Bistro Inc." 1115 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI The above applications will be in order for hearing at a Town Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Scituate High School Auditorium, 94 Trim- town Road, N. Scituate, RI 02857 at which time all persons remonstrating are entitled to be heard. By order of the Town Council Margaret M. Long Town Clerk Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call 647-2822 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of said hearing. TTY # is 1-800-745-5555

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