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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-02-2020

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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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | JULY 2-8, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT 15 state line and will proceed down Nate Whipple Highway (Route 120) to Mendon Road (Route 122). It will take a left onto Mendon Road proceeding at a parade pace through the town to Ann & Hope Way. Taking the left at Ann & Hope Way, it will proceed to Broad Street, take a left at the site of the Catholic Oak, then take a right after the Blackstone Memorial to Blackstone Street. Arriving at High Street, it will take a left and pro- ceed on High Street as it becomes Diamond Hill Road (Route 114) and proceed back to Nate Whipple Highway taking a right toward the North Attleboro, Mass., line where it started. The motorcade will consist of approximately 10 vehicles and Hindle-Koutsogiane said they'll be blasting patriotic music, including some John Philip Sousa. She said she hopes people come out of their homes and wave as the motorcade passes through town. "Come out and wave your flags," she said. Jack Thornhill, a 78-year-old Cumberland resident, will be hon- ored as this year's grand marshal, she said. Thornhill, who has par- ticipated in the Arnold Mills Road Race for the past 48 years, will be running again this year. While the traditional four-mile road race, which began in 1969, won't be held, runners can still participate in a race virtually. Participants must register online by midnight on Thursday, July 2, run four miles between Sunday, June 28, and Saturday, July 4, and submit their time online by 6 p.m. on July 4. A few people, including Thornhill, will be running the morning of July 4 at 8 a.m., Hindle-Koutsogiane said. For more information, visit . Since 1926 with the first Ancients & Horribles Parade, Glocester residents have spoofed local and national politics with floats in a parade down Main Street that's known for its satire. This year, instead of having regular floats, organizers are asking people to "make their yards their floats," Botelho said, which allows them to "still participate in fam- ily tradition while still adhering to social distancing." Glocester residents and busi- nesses will have until Thursday, July 2, to email their name, address and phone number to ahparade@ or message the group on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ahparade/ to register. Judging will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Winners will be announced for six categories: Most Ancient and Horrible, Most Patriotic, Best Spirit of '76, Best Americana, Best Political, and Best Current Event. While fireworks are tradition- ally part of the day, Botelho said they're working to reschedule those for sometime in the fall. A lot of people are excited and can't wait to decorate, she said, adding that someone on Route 44 has already begun setting up. "We're hoping we get a nice turnout," she said, adding that, with residents' permission, they will post addresses on Facebook so people can drive by to see their decora- tions. "We look forward to seeing what everybody comes up with." The parade allows people to freely express themselves without having to conform to too many rules, she said, adding that the goal for the competition is to still allow people the chance to be themselves and have a good time. "We are a small town committee of all volunteers working hard to continue (the) tradition," she said. "We're still trying to honor what the Ancients & Horribles Parade is about without walking in a parade." Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium now open SMITHFIELD – Even though the Audubon trails and boardwalk to Narragansett Bay have been busy, it's been a quiet few months inside the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St., Bristol, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Audubon staff, our ravens Zach and Lucy, and the numerous marine creatures in the aquarium are all ready to welcome visitors back. New admission guidelines and outdoor programs for small groups have been carefully planned with safety in mind. The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday-Sunday until further notice. To allow for social distancing and for the safety of staff and visitors, advance regis- tration for timed ticket entry is required. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For additional safety guidelines and to register for your visit, go to . • Trails and pollinator garden remain open for all to enjoy from dawn to dusk, no ticket required, safety guidelines apply. • The Nature Shop will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are not required, limited shopper capacity will apply. • For details on the new outdoor sum- mer programs, visit the events calendar at . FOURTH From Page 13 is that you are watching the soon to be hijackers before they get on the plane. The film then transitions to the cockpit where you're introduced to copilot Tobias (Gordon-Levitt) and his cap- tain as they engage in small quick banter and get about with their preflight checks. It's all very nominal and standard, eventually one of the stewardesses comes in and it's then you learn Tobias is involved with her and they have a child together. Not long after takeoff and when one of the stewardesses comes to bring the pilots snacks and water, two of the assailants force their way into the cockpit. There's a fist clenching struggle between the four men before Tobias is able to repel one attacker and subdue another. I was enthralled by how this action could be captured in such a small and confined space but it works well. You real- ize at about this point of the film that besides the shots of the airport interior, the sheer bulk of this film takes place within the confines of the small cramped cockpit. It occurred to me there haven't been too many films that take place in such a setting and with no other locale. The only other on-screen action is what Tobias sees on the video monitor that shows the other side of the cockpit door. This movie is an exercise in claustrophobia, panic and stress. From the first attack and thereafter you're never sure of what's going to hap- pen next or who is going to survive. It's only under the most harrowing of circum- stances and utter grief that Tobias ever caves. But all throughout Gordon-Levitt does his best to maintain a cool as ice composure, as expected from a pilot, but wavers here and there. Gordon-Levitt is pretty good here and it's really his film to enjoy as the co- stars are menial at best. The lone terrorist Vedat (Omid Memar) successfully captures a young man who wants to impress his elders but may be too wet behind the ears still to fully realize how deep in he is. The film is a decent view, but maybe not the strongest flick in the last 10 weeks of home viewing. The film is rated R. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT stars in the thriller "7500" as an airline pilot who has to deal with his aircraft being hijacked. '7500' From Page 13 answers

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