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The North Providence Breeze 07-29-2020

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4 THE VALLEY JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION PAWTUCKET – If all goes accord- ing to plan, Donna Houle will have a documentary about the historic Looff Carousel at Slater Park to premiere at this year's partial Pawtucket Arts Festival in September. The Friends of the Looff Carousel, a volunteer-run nonprofit, received a $1,000 grant to make the documentary from the city of Pawtucket, the City Council, and the Pawtucket Arts Panel, which awarded $30,000 in grant funds to provide operational support to nine Pawtucket-based nonprofit art groups, and funding for nine creative events and artistic programming earlier this month. "I'm absolutely thrilled," Houle, presi- dent of the Friends of the Looff Carousel, said about receiving the grant. "I put a lot of thought into it." She said she applied for the grant this year because she thought the timing was right. The carousel was carved by Charles I.D. Looff of Brooklyn, New York, in 1895, 125 years ago, and has been in Slater Park for 110 years this month, she said. The carousel was first placed in Lee Funland Park in Troy, New York, before being moved to Pawtucket. The carousel features a functioning band organ as well as 44 horses, six menagerie animals (one camel, three dogs, one giraffe, one lion), and two chariots. Friends of Looff Carousel receive grant to make documentary By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY MELANIE THIBEAULT DONNA HOULE, president of the Friends of the Looff Carousel, stands outside the carousel at Slater Park in Pawtucket. The nonprofit group received a $1,000 grant from the city of Pawtucket to produce a documentary about the history of the carou- sel, which has been at the park for 110 years. See CAROUSEL, Page 22 One of the restored horses at the Looff Carousel at Slater Park in Pawtucket. thank you for support- ing our North Providence Breeze advertisers. 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News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, by public internet sale via www. for competitive bidding to begin on July 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM and conclude August 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM via the Compass Self Storage located at 711 Branch Ave., Providence, Rhode Island 02904 The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes, and appliances. 1136 Thalia Brown 1140 Bounchanh Keosamphanh 1142 Brian Jones 2208 Linda Griffin 2303 Donna Washington 2370 Ramon Ruiz 2399 Lisa Almeida 7244-9243 Linda Davis Griffin 7303 Alisha Goodinson 7358 Rhea Shore 9321 Mickey Michael 9335 Sha Karl Kirby Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Compass Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. 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