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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-01-2021

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2 SMITHFIELD APRIL 1-7, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION SMITHFIELD – Smithfield is taking dog license registrations and renewals online this week as Town Hall remains closed and seeing fewer walk-ins for services, says Town Clerk Lyn Antonuccio. The new online service will roll out on April 1 and is helping replace the annual rabies clinic, which was canceled due to COVID-19. She said plans to hold a clinic in the fall are in the works, but dog licenses are due April 30. Licensing dogs is important for several reasons, Antonuccio said. She said that if a dog is lost, it is easier to identify owners if the pet is licensed. It also helps the town know owners are current on their dogs' shots, and can help lower the risk of rabies. All licensed dogs need proof of rabies vaccination, and the town will be able to upload certificates online, she said. According to Antonuccio, there are 437 dogs licensed in Smithfield, but she said the actual number is much higher. The link to the dog license web- site will be live and under the town clerk's tab at www.smithfieldri.com as of today, April 1. Antonuccio said the $8 fee for licensing a dog will help the town pay for spaying and neutering animals at the Smithfield Animal Shelter and help cover other needed items. "The number one thing is being in compliance with Smithfield town ordinances," she said. Residents can still mail or walk in to get a license, but Antonuccio said she is discovering that most Smithfield business is easily done online as the town catches up with modern times. "It is the way things are going. I think in most cases it's preferable than making the trip to Town Hall," she said. She said her office still only takes cashier's checks or cash in person, so being able to pay with a credit or debit card online is another added benefit. The town will add a postage fee to ship the tags and licenses to residents, she added. Smithfield dog licenses now online for 'ultimutt' convenience By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Meet author Balukjian in online book event SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library will host author Brad Balukjian tonight, Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Join this virtual event to meet Balukjian, author of "The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife." Greenville native Balukjian took a pack of baseball cards from 1986 (the first year he collected cards) and then set out to find all the players in the pack. The book is part baseball nostalgia, part road trip travelogue, "a reminder that greatness is not found in the stats on the backs of baseball cards but in the personal stories of the men on the front of them." Register online to receive a link to the Zoom meeting. Visit the event calendar online at greenvil- lelibraryri.org to register or call 401-949-3630. Library hosts Young Writers Workshop SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library will host its Young Writers Workshop online with Google Meet on Saturdays, April 3 and 17, at 10 a.m. Grades 6-12 are invited to explore different types of writing in a supportive environment. New members are always welcomed. Register to receive a link to this meeting. Visit www.greenvilleli- braryri.org or call 401-949-3630. 2021 SUMMER CAMP for Children Ages 5-12 Open Camp Registration throughout the Summer! www.MOTHEROFHOPECAMP.com 1589 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 401-568-3580 Check out website for our COVID guidelines Saint Philip Parish Holy Week and Easter In person and Online on Youtube.com, Parish Channel is Saint Philip Parish Greenville RI Holy THursday - april 1 8 AM Solemn Morning Prayer 5 PM Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper 7 PM Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper Good Friday - april 2 8 AM Solemn Morning Prayer 12 PM Stations of the Cross 3 PM Stations of the Cross 5 PM Service of the Lord's Passion and Holy Communion 7 PM Service of the Lord's Passion and Holy Communion Holy saTurday - april 3 8 AM Solemn Morning Prayer 8 PM Easter Vigil in the Holy Night and Easter Vigil Mass EasTEr sunday - april 4 Masses at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM For a schedule of Confession times, please consult our Parish website. saint philip Church + 622 putnam pike 401.949.1500 + saint philip.com 1251 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 Saturday, April 24, 2021 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm We will bring the meals to your vehicle, at the back door of the church hall. Tickets may be purchased at the White Rock Motel or the Church Rectory. White Rock Motel: 401.568-4219 Church Rectory: 401-568-5012 NOT SOLD AT DOOR Last day to purchase tickets is April 19th Salad and Dessert are included. Please Support Our Parish 1290 Mineral Spring Ave. North Providence 722-3222 Fax Orders 722-0300 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. TOO BUSY TO CALL? E-MAIL YOUR ORDER: PP@PAULYPENTASDELI.COM Pauly Penta's G o u r m e t I t a l i a n D e l i Easter Menu Check out our Full Easter Menu online! www.paulypentasdeli.com BOAR'S HEAD HAMS ALL hams come oven ready pre- glazed, decorated with pineapple & cherries & in a foil pan • Whole Sweet Boneless Ham • Half Sweet Boneless Ham • Whole Semi Boneless Sweet Ham • Half Black Forest Ham • Whole Black Forest Ham • Whole Honey Maple Ham • Baby Black Forest & Baby Honey Maple APPETIZERS • Pizza Rustica • Frittatta's omelets • Antipasto • Stuffed Mushroom LASAGNA STUFFED SHELLS OR MANICOTTI DESSERTS • 9" Round Rice Pies • 9" Round Ricotta Pies both available with pineapple VEGETABLES • Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes • Oven Roasted Potatoes • Roasted Carrots • Glazed Carrots • String Bean Almondine •& more CHICKEN ESCAROLE SOUP STUFFED ARTICHOKES

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