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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-22-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. PAULY GRENON, 10, of Smithfield, above, and fel- low Scouts react to one of the races at the Cub Scouts Pack 3 Greenville Pinewood Derby, held at the Greenville Baptist Church last Friday. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY RICKY LEVESQUE, 8, of Smithfield, left, shows his excitement as he watches a race. See more photos on page 16. Pinewood proud SMITHFIELD – Rep. Thomas Winfield, during a phone interview this week, juggled talking about his latest bill with training his dogs, Buddy and Teddy. Both golden retrievers, Winfield's oldest, Buddy, is a seasoned vest- wearing therapy dog whose role in Winfield's business, Anderson- Winfield Funeral Home in Smithfield, is to comfort families during their time of mourning. "We like to think Buddy sets a good example for Teddy. Luckily we ended up with Buddy, he's a special dog. Teddy doesn't have the same charac- teristics that Buddy has, he might not be a therapy dog," said Winfield. Teddy is the new rescue, still under a year old, and not taking to training as well as buddy did. But to Winfield, that means instead of Teddy's vest sig- nifying him as a therapy dog, it could say, "I'm with Buddy." On March 16, Winfield proposed a bill to prevent the misrepresentation of pets as service animals, proposing a civil penalty up to $500 or 30 hours community service. Winfield said members of the res- taurant industry reached out to him complaining that people were claim- ing poorly trained dogs as "emotional Service dogs need training and vetting, says Rep. Winfield By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SERVICE DOGS, Page 9 FOSTER – Crazy, but commend- able? Foster Police Chief William Ziehl is taking the Special Olympic's Penguin Plunge to the extreme, plunging into the cold waters of Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett 50 times in 24 hours to help raise funds and celebrate Special Olympics Rhode Island's 50 anniver- sary. This will be Ziehl's third year doing the Super Plunge, where volunteers jump into the cold March ocean waters once an hour for 24 hours, but this year he's doubling his efforts to 50 plunges on March 24-25. Zeihl will be starting his plunge an hour before other Super Plungers at noon on March 24, joining the Ponaganset Unified Athletic Team. He and 22 other members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, vol- unteers who participate in Special Olympics Rhode Island and Special Olympics Flame of Hope events, hope to raise awareness and funds for SORI. "We plunge for a purpose and freeze 50 icy dips in 24 hours: Foster chief takes the plunge By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See ZIEHL, Page 6 ZIEHL Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE MARCH 22-28, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE CALL 401-944-2450 FOR A PERSONAL TOUR Conveniently located off Central Avenue, near US 5 in Johnston, RI 49 Old Pocasset Rd. www.briarcliffegardens.com Our uplifting environment and special approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care have created a quality of life you simply can't get any place else NORTH PROVIDENCE 654-4100 1744 Mineral Spring Ave. SMITHFIELD/ GREENVILLE 233-8966 375 Putnam Pike Sun. - Thurs., 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 am.-1 a.m. (401)949-0180 www.andersonwinfield.net OUR 2018 HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY INSIDE OUR 2018 HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY INSIDE Health Wellness 2018 GUIDE A helpful guide… for better health & A Northern Rhode Island Guide of Physicians & Health & Wellness Professionals Published by MARCH-22-2018-HEALTH.indd 1 3/15/18 10:19 AM

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