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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-04-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JUNE 4-10, 2020 valleybreeze.com @ "THE FOUR ELEMENTS," watercolor on paper, by Carrie Hyde, one of the co-founders of Pawtucket-based Outsider Collective, is one of the artworks featured in the nonprofit's ongoing Four Elements Virtual Show. Anyone can submit art, which will be uploaded to the group's website, www.theoutsidercollective.org/four-elements . PAWTUCKET – During this time of instability, art can have a healing effect, say the founders of a local nonprofit arts organization that's hosting an ongoing call for submis- sions to their virtual gallery exhibit around the theme of the four ele- ments: water, fire, air, and earth. "Artwork to us is healing," Jess Angelone, of Pawtucket, co-founder of The Outsider Collective, told The Valley Breeze. "It builds community." "Especially in this time where things are uncertain (and) emotions are running all over the place, art is grounding," said Co-founder Carrie Hyde, also of Pawtucket. "We didn't want to disappear during (COVID- 19)." The mission of The Outsider Collective, a nonprofit located at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, is to "build community and belong- ing through art and unity for every ability (and) provide opportunities to artists living with differing abilities to work alongside artists of every ability." "A major part of our mission is bridging the gap between artists that have differing abilities and artists who want to work alongside them," Hyde said. While they focus on helping adults with differing abilities, the organi- Virtual exhibit seeks submissions from artists of all abilities By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See EXHIBIT, Page 29 The Recipe Box RHONDA HANSON Tasty chicken and broccoli recipe is easy to prepare LINCOLN – Norma (Bullock) Higginbottom grew up in Central Falls, later moving to Lincoln and then back again to C.F. where she had lots of friends. She had one older sister named Lois and they shared summer vaca- tions traveling to Cedarville, Quebec, Canada, where her grandfather, Albert, lived. "It was during the war and my sister and I would go visit him," Norma recalled. A sad life incident had caused her grandfather to lose both his first wife and a baby during childbirth. As was the custom back then, a grieving person was sent to a relative to help them with their grieving, Norma said. It was during this time that Albert would meet Norma's grandmother, Sarah, in Central Falls. They would marry in time. Summer vacations were spent load- ing up the big sedan with Norma, her sister Lois, their grandparents, her mother and aunt along with a dog and a picnic lunch to share along the way to Vermont. "I don't know how we all fit," she said laughing, "But there were no See RECIPE, Page 28 ROLL OFF CONTAINERS 10, 15, 20, 25, YARDS EXCAVATION DEMOLITION SERVICES BOBCAT SERVICES JUNK REMOVAL/CLEANOUTS UNMATCHED SERVICE RI Reg. #40046 SCREEN ALL LOADS FOR RECYCLABLES ROLL OFF CONTAINERS 10, 15, 20, 25, YARDS RETAINER WALLS • UNMATCHED SERVICE 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 Register For Online Courses: valleybreeze.com/learning/ excel.html Improve Your EXCEL Skills! • Take courses from the comfort of your home or on-the-go using your smart phone • "Ask The Expert" feature submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134

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