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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-25-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 valleybreeze.com @ WOONSOCKET – Trying to curb feelings of isolation, Community Care Alliance is reach- ing out to families for a kickoff sum- mer event with side- walk chalk art taking place Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. "We wanted to kick off summer with a fun activity that still promoted social distanc- ing," said Katie Randall, event host and CCA program manager of Promoting the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Healthcare. Community Care Alliance, with offices mainly throughout northern Rhode Island including Woonsocket at 800 Clinton St., provides an array of family-centered services including counseling, treatment and support services. Randall, a licensed clinical social worker, is a program man- ager for PIPBHC, which is a new program that began in September of last year as part of Community Care Alliance. Instead of supporting one unit or person, the program takes care of the unit with their family as a whole. Randall, who has been with CCA since 2014, said this is the first event that she has planned and led. "This came about through COVID-19 and the quarantine," Randall said about the sidewalk chalk event. "We are trying to increase overall wellness, not just (individual) but to a family. They have been isolated and we wanted to try to come up with a way to get families connected." PIPBHC is also connected with Thundermist, also out of Woonsocket. Between staffers from PIPBHC and Thundermist, Randall said that they held a flash parade during the quarantine and that was what led to the idea of the sidewalk chalk event. "We drove our cars around Woonsocket to first responders and workers while beeping our horns and having signs out the window," she said. "There were all these peo- ple smiling and waving that made us think we need to do more. We needed to figure out how to get the public involved, not just clients." On Friday, June 26, at four loca- Kick off summer and stay connected with sidewalk chalk art event BY KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com RANDALL See CHALK ART, Page 20 The Recipe Box RHONDA HANSON Getting bored in the kitchen? Try this chicken recipe LINCOLN — This week's recipe is an encore that quickly became a favorite of mine. I thought I'd share it again for those of you who missed it the first time and who are getting bored in your kitchen. You can adapt it to your own ingredients or what you find in the refrigerator! The COVID-19 experience varies greatly from one family to another. For many of us, some have been and still are in lockdown due to underly- ing health issues, older age or just plain fear. I have never said the three words "I don't know" more in my life. When will it end? Will we ever be normal ... and quite frankly already I've grown very tired of the catch phrase, "Our new normal." That notion scares the heck out of me and so does seeing us walking around in masks acting like that's normal. I wear one indoors at public places but you will never see me wearing a mask while driving alone in my car. I cannot wrap my head around a good reason for that. I preface all of this to point out that there are still so many unknowns and how we as humans do not do well with blind faith. One of the best See RECIPE, Page 21 401.333.0665 Visit our website: thmalloy.com Since 1935 Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Motor Fuels Generators | Complete Heating Service Air Conditioning Sales, Installation & Maintenance Propane for your Home Heating & Cooking Together we make a difference 830 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895 (401) 769-8128 www.pepinlumber.com Our 73rd Year in Business 7 Different Composite Decking Colors In Stock PVC Railings Available and In Stock Get Ready for Summer! Low Maintenance OPEN: MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. SATURDAY 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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