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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-14-2019

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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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 LINCOLN 3 LINCOLN – Members of the Lincoln Police Department are sporting facial hair for the first time ever, supporting a local char- ity that helps veterans and their families. This November, officers can donate $50, matched by the police union IBPO Local 435, to skirt the customary restrictions on facial hair and forgo shaving – beard or mustache – to evoke conversation, raise awareness and break the stig- mas associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and other invisible wounds veterans carry. For many officers on the force, it's the first time they've ever had Lincoln police skip shaving for first time By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer LINCOLN POLICE OFFICERS, photographed at a recent firearms training, show off their mid-month facial hair growth as part of the department's first No Shave campaign for charity. From left: Sgt. Brad Stewart, Officer Joe Anterni, Capt. Philip Gould, Det. Kyle Wingate, Det. Rick Bousquet, Officer Brendan Legare, Officer John Sexton, Sgt. Jason Marquis, Det. Sean Gorman, Officer Chris Hannon, Officer Keith Feather and Officer Matt Paradis. the opportunity to grow their facial hair – many having joined the Lincoln Police Department after having served in the military. Female officers can get creative, painting their nails red, white and blue, or sporting a braid or a Home Base bracelet or pin. The officers' donations sup- port the 5th annual Home Base No Shave Campaign, put on by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program aims to help vet- erans and their families impacted by PTSD, TBI and other wounds associated with their time in the service. One in three veterans suffer from such invisible wounds; according to Home Base, nearly 83 percent of service members receive care for a visible wound of war, but less than half seek care for invisible injuries. The Home Base program works to provide clinical care and sup- port for veterans suffering from PTSD, TBIs, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disor- der, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service. "Many of our officers are veter- ans, so this organization hits close to home," said Capt. Philip Gould. Since its inception, the Boston- based nonprofit has helped more than 21,000 veterans and family members and trained 73,000 clini- cians, educators, first responders and community members at no cost. Individuals and companies who would like to join the effort can make a donation on Lincoln's fundraising page (https:// raiser/2405283 ) or write a check to Home Base and turn it in to the Lincoln Police Department (Attn: Maureen Wade, 125 Nasua St., Ste. 540, Boston, Mass. 02114). On Dec. 4, Lincoln officers and other participating first responders from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida will head to Fenway Park for a shave-off event. Participating departments in R.I. include Bristol, Coventry, Lincoln, Narragansett, Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Smithfield. Lincoln has raised more than $1,300 so far. STEM Time at the Lincoln Library tonight LINCOLN – Kids ages 8 and up are invited to the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, tonight, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., for some STEM Time. This month participants will learn about circuits while making a turkey friend to light up the Thanksgiving holiday. Register online for this program at, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 401-333-2422, ext. 22, to sign up. IN BRIEF Winter Fused Beads Craft for teens at library LINCOLN – Kids and teens ages 10-17 can go to the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., to use the Perler bead supplies to create winter-themed decorations and acces- sories. Participants can create their own unique design or there will be pat- terns that participants can follow to make earrings, keychains, stand-up trees and more. Register online for this program at, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 401-333-2422, ext. 22, to sign up. Art Exploration Class at Family Literacy Center LINCOLN – The Family Literacy Center, 12 Park Way, is holding a 45-minute art exploration class group for children ages 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers on Tuesdays, starting on Nov. 12 and running through Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per class. Register at or just drop in. For more information, call 401-762- 4900. SAINT JAMES CHURCH 45 Division St., Manville, Rhode Island FATHER BRINDAMOUR HALL FATHER BROUILLETTE CENTER Baked Goods – Choir table featuring Christmas items – Crochet & Knit Goods – Handmade Jewelry – Penny Social – Parish Raffle Gift Card Raffle – Faith Formation featuring Gift Baskets Split the Pot – Toys & Gifts for Purchase - Youth Ministry featuring Lollipop Pick & Spin the Wheel – Cub Scout Pop Corn - Boys & Girl Scouts specialty items. Kitchen featuring homemade soup & dynamites. Parish Bazaar & Flea Market Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Valley Breeze offices to close for Thanksgiving and different publication days HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Valley Breeze office in Lincoln will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The news and display advertising deadline will move forward to Friday, November 22nd at 3 p.m. The classified line advertising deadline will move to Friday, November 22th at 5 p.m. PUBLICATION DAYS The Valley Breeze Cumberland & Lincoln edition, The Valley Breeze North Smithfield Blackstone Woonsocket edition and The Valley Breeze & Observer edition will be delivered on Wednesday, November 27th (instead of Thursday, November 28th). GREAT VALUE QUALITY SERVICE 36 BLACKSTONE STREET WOONSOCKET 401-766-3270 WWW.TERRYAUTOLTD.COM Gil & Meika 2008 TOYOTA RAV 4 FWD, Loaded 80K miles ............................... $ 8,295 Now Offering On-Site Bank Financing Westlake Financial WE BUY CARS 2009 CHEVY SILVERADO Extra cab, 4x4, automatic ....................... $ 10,999 2008 FORD EDGE 2003 BUICK LE SABRE Loaded, 153K miles ........................... $ 4,495 97K miles, loaded ........................................... $ 3,295

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