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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-25-2020

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8 BUSINESS / NORTH COUNTY JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER in summer to the Brigido's Market plaza at 1 Village Plaza Way. From construction to completion, the shop took five years to come together. The journey was worth the effort, said Brigido. "The goal was when you walk in you walk into an old barn or farm- house," he said. The shop offers more than 50 fla- vors from the "legendary" Ice Cream Machine in Cumberland, he said. The shop will also offer healthier alternatives alongside classics such as sundaes, milkshakes, floats, and freezes. The family was inspired by a trip to Copenhagen to bring classic Belgian waffles, called Liege Belgian Waffles, to the shop soon. The street style dish will be served in a variety of ways, including with Nutella or white or dark chocolate. The building is meticulously crafted with details in every corner, accord- ing to the owners. That is because Brigido met the late artist and actor David Paul, who was in the middle of restoring a circa-1800s barn into his home and art studio. To fit the aesthetic, Paul and Brigido used beams from the Joseph Wilkinson barn, the first barn in Scituate, built in 1703, to line the shop's walls. The planks, posts and beams of the barn are from the extinct American chestnut tree. Throughout the woodwork, there are Paul's signature bow ties cut into beams. Knots were carved out and filled with contrasting colored wood. Some feature pennies stuck in with resin. Brigido has barbed wire he col- lected from a trip overseas with his wife, Sheila, and children. People visiting the shop enjoy noticing the details hidden every- where. Each piece has a history, and every aspect, from the tin roof covering the ice cream freezers to the French hexagon tiles underfoot when walking in, was carefully planned. Brigido is happy to share each story, and hopes to eventually add storyboards to go with pieces. In the back of the shop behind the etched tables, Brigido keeps one of Paul's photography books. As the project was nearing its completion, Paul died suddenly on March 6, two days before his 63rd birthday. "He was such an incredible person. An amazing artist. He was a crafts- man. He did everything," Brigido said. Moose Trackers held a soft open- ing last week. It is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD The crew at MOOSE TRACKERS ICE CREAM, which is now open and ready for business in Scituate. MOOSE TRACKERS From Page One Mae scholarship winner announced GLOCESTER – Mirabelle Bates, of Brooklyn, Conn., is this year's Killingly High School Mae scholar- ship winner. The Mae scholarship is funded by profits from the sales of local author Dick Martin's book "Mae." This is the sixth year of the annual award. "Mae" chronicles the life of L. Mae Martin, whose journey starts in Scituate during the Great Depression. She went on to become a long- time elementary school teacher in Glocester and was chosen as an hon- orary marshal in the annual Fourth of July Ancients & Horribles Parade for her contributions to the town. The main room in the Harmony Library is also named after her. Bates intends to be a high school English teacher. She will attend Quinebaug Valley Community College in the fall and transfer to a four-year college after completing her associate's degree at QVCC. IN OUR SCHOOLS Oster law offices TRUSTED FOR THREE GENERATIONS Robert D. Oster, Esq. & Sarah Oster Kelly, Esq. Have you had your legal checkup? Call our office for a review of your will and estate planning documents Rhode Island does not have a procedure for certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. estate Planning 640 George Washington Hwy. Building B, Suite 103, P.O. Box 22003 Lincoln, RI 02865 ~ Free Consultations ~ ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW 724-2400 Website: OsterLawOffices.com IMMATURE SWALLOW While most parents are certainly aware of the potential that thumb-sucking has to make their children candidates for orthodontic treatment, fewer are aware of the potential of "tongue thrusting" to disrupt tooth alignment. While a normal swallow involves placement of the tongue on the roof of the mouth, tongue thrusting is described by a swallowing mechanism that pushes the tongue forward against the front teeth. As a result of this abnormal exertion of pressure, the top front teeth are pushed forward to create a gap between them and the opposing teeth. Most children outgrow tongue thrust swallowing no later than by age six. If not, the dentist can introduce treatment that helps to break the habit. One way to keep early actions from becoming future problems is to turn to professional help. We present this column in the hopes of educating the general public about the benefits of keeping on top of your oral health. If we can help, either by answering questions or by providing quality, com - passionate dental care, call DENTAL ARTS GROUP, A Collaborative Practice Committed to Excellence. Offering all the dental services you and your family require makes 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, the ideal place to achieve optimum oral health. PH: 401-521-3661. P.S. Children exhibit a tongue-thrust pattern from birth because it is an infantile swallowing pattern, but they generally develop the mature pattern of swallowing by age four.

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