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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-02-2020

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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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON In her first time ever on ice skates, 5-year- old ANNABELLE PIETTE slowly but surely makes her way across the ice at the Smithfield Ice rink under the watchful eye of KATE LOZINSKI and some assis- tance from a traffic cone. The town of Scituate sponsored Ice Skate Day for its residents last Friday afternoon, at the rink. See more photos on page 6. SMITHFIELD – Noah Antunes' smile never left his face as he arrived at the Smithfield Police Station in a cruiser with flashing lights and sirens to receive a $5,000 check from Cops for Kids with Cancer last Saturday. His parents, Amy and David Antunes, followed closely behind him with the same broad smile on their faces. Forever grateful for the support the family received since Noah's diag- nosis of Burkitt's lymphoma on Oct. 2, the Antunes were overcome with joy at receiving the news that Noah's recent MRI results revealed he is clear of cancer. After two months at Hasbro Children's Hospital, he returned home in time for Christmas on Dec. 23. "2020 is going to be a great year," Noah said. His dad said the positive attitude and brave spirit of his 11-year-old never left throughout his three-month journey of chemotherapy treatments. While Noah doesn't remember his worst days when he was unable to eat, drink, or talk due to mouth sores, David does. "It's been a tough situation to go through," he said. The Antunes said the incredible Happy New Year for Antunes family By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See ANTUNES, Page 7 SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA will host a grand reopening ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 25, to celebrate a newly renovated fitness center and outdoor facelifts to the facility. More improvements are on the way this summer thanks to grants for the pool area and child- care department. Smithfield YMCA CEO Shauna Lewis said she is excited to share the upgrades and renovations with the community, adding that the fin- ished product is a credit to the dedi- cated staff members who secured the grants for the facility. Lewis, promoted to CEO in May, said she made a few changes she felt were needed during her 20 years working for the YMCA. She updat- ed the lobby furniture, added com- plimentary coffee, and renovated the locker rooms. "We're in the final steps to really making the Y all come together beautifully," Lewis said. Smithfield YMCA's grand reopening features renovated fitness center By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See YMCA, Page 2 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JANUARY 2-8, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville www.drscottri.com Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthy Smile!

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