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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-07-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE NOVEMBER 7-13, 2019 Calendar 11 Bazaars 2 Entertainment 2 Movie 6 Parenting 2 Real Estate 8 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 14 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Craftopia Craftopia 11th annual juried show features handmade, local goods PAWTUCKET – For those looking to get a head start on their holiday shopping, the 11th annual Craftopia will feature 65 artists and crafters sell- ing handmade wares this weekend in Pawtucket. The event, hosted by Rhody Craft, takes place at Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The juried craft show features local and affordable art and goods, says organizer Kim Clark, owner of Rhody Craft. What sets Craftopia apart from other craft shows? "It's fun (and) festive," Clark said. "It's juried but also affordable. We look for fun, colorful, affordable art by the people for the people." "Sometimes when you hear juried shows, that means it's very high end," she added. "We're very careful about the quality we're admitting but look for affordable (products)." By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com Sunday, Nov. 10 10 a.m.-4 p.m. My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS It's the little things in life Last Tuesday as the knitters were clustered around one end of the living room knitting and chatting, I thought I heard a truck pulling away from in front of my house. I wasn't expecting any deliveries, but in my family one never knows, so I went to the front door to take a look. Sure enough, right there by the front step was a large box. I managed to pick it up and wrestle it into the house, announcing as I car- ried it into the next room, "I have no idea what it might be, but it's from Chewy," a mail order pet supply company. "But you don't have any pets," someone commented. "I know, but the last package that came in from Chewy contained a book called 'Crafting With Cat Hair.'" It was a glossy, hardcover See RHEA, Page 7 A watercolor painting of an indigo bun- ting bird by Pawtucket artist HOLLY WACH, whose art will be displayed at this year's Craftopia event. When asked about the price range of items, Clark said they're anywhere from $1 to $100. For returning visitors, she said not much is new in terms of the setup, as they "pretty much stick to what See CRAFTOPIA, Page 10 O P T O M E T R I S T CUMBERLAND HILL VISION CARE DR. CLYDE HAWORTH, JR. Coach DKNY Prada Versace Joseph Abboud Polo Ralph Lauren Ray-Ban Dolce & Gabbana Complete Pair of Eyeglasses ONLY $89 from our Expanded Discount Collection! Eyeglass Prescriptions Filled or Duplicated Personal & Professional Eyecare Designer & Discount Eyewear Contact Lenses 1985 2190 Mendon Road, Cumberland RI • (401) 333-0090 Comprehensive eye examinations by appointment • Most insurances accepted American Optometric Association MEMBER For the Best of the Best, come down to . . . Mazzarelli's Bakery 229 Central Street, Milford, MA 508-473-1175 | www.mazzarellisbakery.com Mon. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Closed Sundays Since the 1930s Mazzarelli's Bakery has been delivering fresh baked bakery items to Central MA and parts of New England. Freshly Made Breads • Rolls • Subs Walk Ins Always Welcome • Pre Order for the Holidays Mazzarelli's Bakery Mazzarelli's Bakery

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