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The Valley Breeze & Observer 5-9-13

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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May 8-14, 2013 Living Breeze Classifieds The valley breeze & obserVer Quick Index Calendar 14 Celebrations 12 Entertainment 3 Movies 5 Recipe 6 @ Enjoying the farm life, below, Aden, left, and his husband Jon MottRestivo of Legend's Creek Farm, spoke to The Breeze about their farm and cooking blog, "The Gay Gourmet." ADS BEGIN ON PAGE 17 valleybreeze.com H omesteading's where the heart is 'It's a lot of work, but it's rewarding.' By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer meghan@valleybreeze.com FOSTER – For Aden and Jon Mott-Restivo, the day usually starts even before the crack of dawn. While most others are still in bed, catching the last few winks of sleep before the workday begins, these men are on the move, bustling about their 35-acre Legend's Creek Farm on Hartford Pike. Their 30 or so chickens – "They're hard to count," Aden pointed out – do not live in a coop, so egg hunts are a regular activity. Not even the cat's bed is out of bounds. Once the morning chores are complete, though, Jon puts on a freshly pressed suit, says goodbye to his husband and pets, and drives his Smart Car convertible 25 minutes into Providence to See FARM, Page 11 Traditional Parenting john rosemond ACC ESS The good old days of parenting L DENTA CARE Dr. Manousos, DMD • Dr. Tabatabaie, DMD 1234 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence 722-5800 www.accessdentalri.com Adult & Children Dentistry • Invisalign • Mini implants • Implants • Having Headaches or Jaw aches? Call Today Late Night Appointments Available Dentistry while you sleep General and Cosmetic Dentistry Fillings Crowns When I was a child, back in the Parenting Stone Age (a.k.a. the Parentocentric Era), your parents were the most important people in the family. They paid the bills, bought your clothes, prepared the food you ate, took care of you when you were sick, drove you to where you needed to be, tucked you in, and kissed you good night. Looking to Sell Your Stuff! Let us help. NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit valleybreeze.com, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at 3 p.m. Dentures Veneers wheedling tone. They spoke in no uncertain terms, and they thought you were smart, so they only said anything once. The rule was very simple: They told you what to do, and you did it, because they said so. Your mom and dad paid more attention to one another They were essential. Your parents acted like they were bigger than you were too, like they knew what they were doing and didn't need your help making decisions. In fact, your opinion really didn't matter much. When they spoke to you, they didn't bend down, grab their knees, and ask for your cooperation in a See PARENTING, Page 2 NORTON HEARING Caring for RI's hearing for over 28 years UP TO 50% DISCOUNT ON ALL HEARING AIDS NO SALES PRESSURE (EVER) Accurate Hearing Tests Expert Repairs (All Makes) Wax Removal • Home Visits Second Opinions • Accessories NEW PATIENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED... EVEN IF YOU ALREADY WEAR HEARING AIDS My promise: To give my patients the best hearing aids at the best price with the best service. Robert G. Norton, M.S. Audiologist Payment Plans Available 10% Discount for Senior Citizens Credit Options Available ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. 1044 Smithfield Avenue Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 401-725-5798 www.nortonhearing.com

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