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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-30-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 valleybreeze.com @ My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS The clock comes home This article originally ran in January of 2012. The clock had sat on the mantle in my mother's living room since shortly after my grandmother's death in 1964, and although she had initially said she had never really cared for it, its very pretty, ornate styling fit in well with the rest of her decor. Truth of the matter is, she had only taken the clock for my sake. I had been fascinated with it since I first noticed it and learned its history back in 1956 when I was 13 years old. White porcelain with pink and yel- low flowers painted on its surfaces and gilded along its many curlicued edges, it stands about a foot tall and is probably a fairly good example of the Victorian style of its time. It was a gift received by my great- grandparents, Adelard and Rosalie Leblanc, on the occasion of their wedding in 1898. When functioning properly it chimed the hour and the half hour, but I had never heard it. By the time it came to Mom it hadn't been wound in almost 20 years and by then the works seemed to have stiffened up some. The problem was that my grand- mother was a superstitious woman See RHEA, Page 28 One of artist Rachel Brask's RAINY DAY PAINTINGS, which will be on display and for sale outside her studio in East Providence during the Looff On Tour event Saturday, Aug. 8. EAST PROVIDENCE – The East Providence Arts Council's annual arts festival is going on tour this sum- mer, bringing visitors outside the studios of local artists, many of which are located at their homes. Looff On Tour, described as "a little bit outdoor art festi- val, a little bit open studio tour," will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at various sites around East Providence. Maps detail- ing specific locations will be available online and at spots around the city, organizers said. Rick Lawson, chairman of the EPAC, said the event is a great opportunity for folks to get out of the house and see parts of East Providence they maybe haven't seen as well as "check out some really, really cool artwork." "It exposes the community to these artists in a more personal setting," he said. "It's just a great community Meet local artists with Looff On Tour By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See LOOFF, Page 25 LAWSON Jalette Contracting Proudly Built in America JC roofing/gutter installs Call for your free roof InspeCtIon today! all MIlItary & senIor dIsCounts Roger Jalette Jr. - U.S. War Veteran - Roof Inspector - Quonset ANG Base - Over 30 years experience - College Certified Roofing Education fully licensed and Insured (Inc. Workman's Comp.) 401-692-6545 • 508-954-5602 rI reG. #25429 Ma lICense #162179 WWW.jAlEttECONtRACtING.COm KNOWlEDGE & INtEGRItY are what it takes to get the job done right! www.valleybreeze.com/learning/ ONLINE LEARNING Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 • Career Building • Excel • Communication • PowerPoint • Digital Marketing • Women in Business • Entrepreneurship • Security Awareness Online Professional Development

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