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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JANUARY 9-15, 2020 Calendar 9 Entertainment 3 Movie 5 Parenting 2 Real Estate 7 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 11 QUICK INDEX @ To bee or not to bee? RIBA Bee School teaches beginners the basics of beekeeping Wannabe beekeepers or those sim- ply interested in learning all the buzz about pollinators are encouraged to sign up for a course this winter with the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association. "We teach all about the honey- bee," Betty Mencucci, instructor and director of RIBA's Bee School, told The Valley Breeze. "There's a lot of interest," she added about the five- week courses starting at the end of the month at Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. Students will learn about the life cycle of honeybees, as well as how to get started, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, the assembly of the hive, install- ing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering. There will also be demonstra- tions of beekeeping equipment. The course is designed for beginners who have very limited or no knowledge about honeybees, Mencucci said. Once someone completes the course they can start keeping bees on their own. If anyone has any interest, she said, taking the course is important because beekeep- ing can be difficult and confusing. By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS On going gray A new year is upon us. Time for resolutions and time for changes. My big change, and a big one it is for me, is that I have decided to go gray. After years of "restoring my roots to their natural color," I have grown fed up with the whole thing and follow- ing the example of my neighbor Sue, I have taken the plunge, put myself into the hands of my hairdresser, and hard though it may be, have opted for the change. I had never intended to even begin what is euphemistically referred to as "covering the gray," and for quite a long time I just let the gray hap- pen. Had the hair grown in nice and silvery like my sister Bev's, I would never have touched it in the first place. What appeared, more and more as time went on, was an uneven gunmetal gray that did nothing for my already aging appearance, and although I always prided myself on my lack of vanity, this simply went See BEEKEEPING, Page 6 See RHEA, Page 8 MENCUCCI NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING WE HANDLE ALL INSURANCE CLAIMS • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No job too small • FREE Roof Inspections (401) 225-9422 Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 100% FINANCING Roofing by ROOFING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW! NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help. Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter.

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