Valley Breeze

The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-24-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 51

©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 24-30, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON FRED and ADELE SHWAERY wave to passersby as a motorcade of well-wishers drive by their house on June 14. The couple were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Also sitting under the tent is Fred's sister. PAWTUCKET – Frederick Shwaery and Adele Habib met at a bowling alley in Pawtucket in 1950, tied the knot five months later, and even after 70 years of marriage, Shwaery said he still thinks of his wife as his sweetheart. "I wouldn't change my life at all," he told The Breeze during a 70th anni- versary celebration at the couple's house on Flint Street in Pawtucket on June 14. "I wouldn't want another sweetheart." As the Shwaerys, both in their early 90s, sat in their kitchen that day, they held hands, waiting for their family and friends to drive by in a car parade to celebrate their milestone in an appropriately dis- tanced manner. "We were able to get along very well," Shwaery said, adding that he and his wife had little disagreements but never argued. "That was one of the reasons why we've had such a long, good life together. … We're very, very happy we were able to live this long." At 12:30 p.m., they were led out- side by a bagpiper to their driveway where a pop-up tent was set up to shade them. They waved from their chairs to loved ones driving by, some displaying signs and others holding flowers or flags, many honk- ing their horns. With the sun shining, their neigh- bors were also outside and the Shwaerys said those neighbors had spent the last few days cleaning and clearing their own yards for the event. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien sent the couple a citation to con- gratulate them on their anniversary, which Adele said was "wonderful." A family friend also gave a short Couple celebrate 70 years of bliss By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer speech and said a prayer. The couple's granddaughter, Kristen Silva, organized the event, and said that a big celebration had been planned but had to be tweaked due to social distancing restrictions. Family and friends came from all over to wave and see them. The couple have three children, four grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren, which Shwaery cred- its as another key to his and Adele's long life. "They're always around us," he said about his children. "Even the grandchildren, they're always around us. And the great- grandchildren are getting to be the same way." See ANNIVERSARY, Page 9 PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department received 190 calls for fireworks complaints through June 19, more than five times the 34 calls received for all of June 2019. As of June 19, the city had already seen 232 total calls for 2020, more than Fireworks calls up more than 500 percent in June By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor PAWTUCKET – A week after creating Traitorade, which pokes fun at Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for leaving the New England Patriots, Pawtucket's Smug Brewing has sold out of the new beer but has a second batch that will be ready in a couple of weeks. "Customers love it," Rob DaRosa, co-owner of Smug, told The Breeze, Smug scores with new Traitorade beer By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See FIREWORKS, Page 20 See SMUG, Page 8 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. 401-431-2816 TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection Insured • RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic. #172793 • Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered Discount on Windows & Siding Call for details. We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems. SOAK UP THE SUMMER SEASON! INSIDE Published by Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer It's Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Time! SUMMER-NPS-2020-Lise.indd 1 6/15/20 9:17 AM

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Valley Breeze - The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-24-2020