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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-10-2017

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CORY PESATURO, a world champion accordion- ist from Cumberland first noticed by President Bill Clinton as a young- ster, broke the Guinness Book of World Records time for continuous playing of an accor- dion last weekend in Austria, in an event sponsored by Red Bull. Pesaturo powers to world record with 32 hours on accordion CUMBERLAND – Cory Pesaturo, Cumberland's accordionist extraor- dinaire, has scored quite a win in his lifelong bid to gain attention for the underappreciated instrument: He's now a world record holder. The only person to ever win a World Championship on acoustic, digital and jazz accordion, Pesaturo played the accordion from 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 to 6:44 p.m. on Aug. 5. That 32 hours and 14 minutes shattered the old Guinness World Record of 31 hours and 25 min- utes by Finnish accordionist Anssi Laitinen in 2010. Pesaturo's performance took place in the full window of the Optik Neuroth storefront in Graz, Austria, and was amplified outside for all to hear. So how does one push through to do anything for 32 hours straight? By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See ACCORDION, Page 26 Enrollment way up at Ashton, Community Mitchell: We have to consider redistricting CUMBERLAND – Two local elementary schools, Ashton and Community, have seen significant jumps in student enrollment this summer, and school officials say the end result could be more students transferring to a school that's not their "home" neighborhood school. Supt. Robert Mitchell confirmed that some classes at those two schools have already reached capacity and are closed to addi- tional students. The exact numbers weren't available, as the situation will remain in flux right up to the start of school Aug. 30. School officials plan to meet today, Thursday, on the latest enrollment numbers. Mitchell said Cumberland has reached a point where a shift of school district lines has to happen. "We're in a position now where we have to consider redistricting, making changes to home school boundaries because of enrollment in different schools," he told The By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON JILL OLSON- CROWLEY, of Woonsocket, reacts when WHIMSY, a llama from Dandy Acres Llamas of North Scituate, puts his nose in her hair at the National Night Out on Aug. 1, at the Lincoln Mall. See more photos on page 12. A Whimsy-cal Night Out MITCHELL See ENROLLMENT, Page 26 ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 10-16, 2017 T.H. MALLOY Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new website: thmalloy.com T o geth er W e T o geth er W e M ak e A D ifferen ce M ak e A D ifferen ce Custom Kitchen & Bath Custom Kitchen & Bath Tile Design & Installation Tile Design & Installation Family owned & operated since 1986 Design • Sales • Installation Design • Sales • Installation 144 Broad St., Cumberland, RI phone: 401-724-8650 web: VFCRI.com email: general@vfcri.com 144 Broad St., Cumberland, RI phone: 401-724-8650 web: VFCRI.com email: general@vfcri.com "Floors You Love ~ "Floors You Love ~ Service You Expect" Service You Expect" CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PERSONAL DESIGN CONSULTATION CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PERSONAL DESIGN CONSULTATION 12 MONTH 12 MONTH NO INTEREST NO INTEREST FINANCING* FINANCING* *For qualified customers. *For qualified customers. See store for details. See store for details.

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