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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-31-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 6, 2019 Calendar 8 Entertainment 2 Parenting 3 Real Estate 7 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 10 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Day of the Dead honors those we've lost in meaningful ways This time of year Marta Martínez is usually getting ready to host an event to commemorate Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in Providence, but this November the executive By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com director of Rhode Island Latino Arts is heading to her hometown of Fresnillo, Mexico, to be with family for a much bigger observance of the holiday. "I'm hoping that I'm going to be going back to something that hasn't changed much," said the Warwick resident, who hasn't been back to Mexico since she was a teenager. "I haven't been down there in so long to celebrate. … The celebration is very personal." Day of the Dead is traditionally observed on Nov. 1 and 2, which are All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, respectively, she told The Valley Breeze. For those unfamiliar with the See DAY OF THE DEAD, Page 6 My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS My Aunt Edna This column is a rerun in loving memory of my Aunt Edna. It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me to hear that I come from a family of foodies who love to cook, love to eat, and love feeding other people. What most fail to realize, however, is just how far reaching and deeply rooted this penchant goes. For example, in all my growing up years I can't think of one instance where friends visiting my parents' home weren't offered food no matter the time of day or night, from home- made pizza while playing cards to a full spaghetti and meatball feast at 10 p.m. before they wrapped up a pleas- ant Saturday evening visit. It was how I grew up. It was how my mother was raised. It was how things were done at my grandmother's home. But when I think of it in relation to hospitality, my Aunt Edna is the one who immediately springs to mind. Steeped in the tradition of proffering refreshments to visitors, Aunt Edna took it to dizzying new heights and we loved her for it. Aunt Edna was one of my mother's sisters, younger than her by about seven years and as different from her as chalk from cheese. Whereas my mother tended to be passive and never one to stand up for herself or others for fear of offending, Aunt Edna was See RHEA, Page 6 Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our website: thmalloy.com T.H. Malloy is now delivering propane throughout Rhode Island ShingleS • lifetime RubbeR RoofS • RepaiRS EstimatEs • Fully insurEd RI REG #10135 | Comm. Reg. #210R Call (401) 433-ROOF (7663) www.miceliroofing.com install nEw rooFs

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