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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-16-2017

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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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Ponaganset district schools held a Sodexo Future Chefs competition last Saturday which saw six students compete. AMBER SHAW, 9, a student at West Glocester Elementary School, pours macaroni into hot water as she prepares her "Healthy Mac and Cheese." See more photos on page 9. SCITUATE – Roger Cichy is an Emmy Award winning composer who has written more than 300 pieces of music, has premiered work all over the world, and collaborated with Hollywood names like Tom Selleck and Mathew Broderick. He's also a husband, father, and Scituate resident who calls north- ern Rhode Island home. And most of those award winning scores are created in his own studio, right in Scituate. At first glance, his studio might look like the standard musician's work space. Music stands with empty sheet music. Mountains of Scituate composer collaborates with R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD – The historic East Smithfield Neighborhood Center was found to have a sagging roof, expired smoke detectors, exposed pipes, and over a dozen other problems, accord- ing to a review completed by the asset management commission on February 24. The review was completed after a walk-through of the building, which was attended by: David Russas, Richard Eichner, and Albert Gizzarelli of the Asset Management Commission; Finance director Randy Rossi; Robert Leach and Katie Law of the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission; Building and Zoning official Peter Scorpio; and a represen- tative from the Fire Marshal. Due to the extensive safety issues discovered, the neighborhood center, which was used for Boy Scouts, yoga, dance classes, and other activities, will be closed indefinitely. Inspections of the building, located at 7 Esmond St., began because of the neighborhood center's request for a new roof. The first walk-through of the center was completed on February 21. The center was closed after that initial walk-through and a second, more thorough inspection Historic center closed indefinitely By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See CLOSED, Page 4 See CICHY, Page 6 Celebrating culinary creativity Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE valleybreeze.com @ MARCH 16-22, 2017 Changing the way we discuss and plan for your personalized care. Presented By Heritage Hills Nursing & Rehab Center April 18th at 6 p.m. RSVP 231-2700X39 FIVE WISHES ® MY WISH FOR: The Person I Want To Make Care Decisions f or Me When I Can't The Kind o f Medical Tre atment I Want or Don't Want How Comfortable I want to Be How I Want People to Treat Me What I Want My Loved Ones to Know Five Wishes is a Legal Documentation of Medical, Spiritual and Comfort Decisions "Living Will with Heart and Soul" featured on CNN and NBC's Today Show and in the pages of TIME and Money Magazine. Created by Jim Towey. Who lived in a Hospice ran by Mother Teresa. Who will speak for me if I can't? How will they know, what to say without guilt?

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