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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-04-2020

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 Five-year-old ABIGAIL PIERPAOLI enjoys the fresh air on the apparatus in the playground at Deerfield Park Sunday afternoon, May 31. See more photos on page 8. Scituate's Parker: We can't stay silent Others also weigh in on killings, protests SCITUATE – As a black man, 21-year-old Scituate resident Terrell Parker said he felt compelled to sup- port the Black Lives Matter move- ment and attended last Saturday's protests at the Rhode Island Statehouse. "Riots grow out of the voices of the unheard," Parker said. "I can't completely denounce the actions of those riot- ing," he said, adding that he also does not condone destroying property. Material things can be replaced, he said, but people are dying, and people can't be replaced. The University of Rhode Island graduate, who will begin master's degree studies in international rela- tions and global peace studies at URI in the fall, said the whole situation, including the death of George Floyd and subsequent riots, is tragic. Parker By JACKIE MOOREHEAD, MELANIE THIBEAULT, LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writers See PROTESTS, Page 14 PARKER SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Woods resident Nina Zanni is celebrating her 105th birthday on June 16 and will party and eat cake with staff. Zanni said her secrets to a long life center on Italian food and good genes. Her mother lived to 103 years old, and her two sisters are still living in their 90s. She said she never ate breakfast, took her vitamins, and only tanned her legs and back in the summer, never her face. Zanni said she's only washed her face using soap and water. "Don't forget the night cream," she said. Zanni recommends always going to one's annual physical. She said her husband, Guido Zanni, refused to go to the doctor. By the time doctors discovered his cancer, it At 105, Nina Zanni thanks Italian food for long life By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer ZANNI See ZANNI, Page 6 SMITHFIELD – "I'm finally start- ing to feel like myself again," said Ann Tikoian after going more than 12 weeks without getting her weekly hair treatment. Tikoian first in line at reopened salon By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See SALON, Page 10 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JUNE 4-10, 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. Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Accepting New Patients Smile Makeovers • Teeth Whitening • Porcelain Veneers • Full Porcelain Crowns Call Today!

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