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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-12-2018

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30 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN APRIL 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Franklin Farm looking for Spring Cleanup help CUMBERLAND – Volunteers are needed to help clean up and prepare the gardens for the growing season at Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm, 142 Abbott Run Valley Road. There will be a Spring Cleanup event on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the farm. All ages are welcome, no experi- ence necessary. Jobs include rak- ing, picking up debris and general garden preparation to get ready to grow vegetables this summer. Dress to get dirty. Visit www.franklinfarmri.org for more information. Join in Harry Potter Day CUMBERLAND – In honor Rhode Island Library Day this Saturday, April 14, the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, is hosting its fourth annual Harry Potter Day. Wizards and witches can complete their daily tasks at the Owl Post, take care of the mandrakes in the garden, watch a Quidditch match and take a Pepper-Up potion for energy. The day begins at 10 a.m. when participants receive their "To-Do Lists" from Professor McGonagall. Events include Wizard tasks, owl care and feeding by the Audubon Society, Escape from Azkaban, demonstration by the URI Muggle Quidditch Team, Lauren Fairweather concert, and music by Draco and the Malfoys. Call 401-333-2552. Curbside yard waste collection begins Monday CUMBERLAND – The Town of Cumberland will begin to collect yard waste curbside on Monday, April 16. The Kent Street Highway garage will no longer be accepting yard waste at that facility. Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings and small branches. No trash, stones, or sand can be mixed in. It will be collected on the same day as trash and recycling, but with a separate col- lection truck. Yard waste is accepted only if placed in brown paper biodegradable lawn bags. Small bundles of branches, no larger than 2 inches in diameter and limited to 3 feet in length, may also be placed curbside for pick-up. Yard waste in trash cans or plastic bags will not be collected. This curbside pickup will continue until Friday, June 22. Updates about future yard waste pickup schedules during the summer and fall will be pro- vided at a later date. More information is available on the town website at www.cumberlandri. org or by contacting the Public Works Department at 401-728-2400, ext. 125 or ext. 155. 'Archaeology of Attleboro' presentation April 19 ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Attleboro Historic Preservation Society invites the public to its pro- gram Archaeology of Attleboro, presented by David Burbine of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, on Thursday, April 19, at 6:45 p.m. at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, 42 Union St. The program is free and open to the public. Arnold Mills Fourth of July Parade announces theme, seeks volunteers CUMBERLAND – The theme for this year's Arnold Mills Fourth of July Parade will be Celebrating Our Heritage, organizers announced Monday. The 92nd annual parade, which will step off on Wednesday, July 4, is in need of volunteers to make the day run smoothly. The nonprofit Arnold Mills Parade Association is looking for people to help with fundraising, publicity and float build- ing. Publicity jobs include hanging posters at establishments throughout town and soliciting groups to partici- pate in the parade as walkers or with custom cars or floats. Marshals are also needed to assist with registration, line up their assigned division, and walk the one- mile route with their division, ensur- ing there are no gaps in the four- division parade. The parade association invites anyone with time to donate to attend its meeting tonight, Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Arnold Mills Methodist Church on Nate Whipple Highway. Interested volunteers, who need not be from Cumberland, can also contact the parade chairman at 401- 333-1381 or at www.arnoldmillspa- rade.com . Calling all cooks: Cookbook Book Club meets May 7 LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Library Cookbook Book Club invites readers who like to cook to pick up a copy of "Jacques Pepin Fast Food My Way" or "Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My Way" and choose a recipe to prepare after reading the book. The club will meet on Monday, May 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library, 145 Old River Road, to discuss the reci- pes and share samples. Copies of the cookbooks are avail- able for checkout at the front desk. Each person must email their selected recipe to the librarian coordinat- ing the group. Deadline for RSVP is Friday, May 4. More details are included in the cookbook when it's borrowed. Email Robin Nyzio at RNyzio@lin- colnlibrary.com or call 401-333-2422, ext. 20, with questions or to RSVP. In your time of need, The Valley Breeze will print your loved one's full obituary for a small charge. The paper also places the obituary on our web site, valleybreeze.com, as soon as it is provided to us by your family's funeral director. Notification to friends and neighbors is also made weekdays on WOON-AM radio announcements. Should you desire our services, kindly inform your funeral director. The full charge is $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $50 each. Thank you. OBITUARIES Keefe Funeral Home and Cremation Services Available 24 hours/7 Days/Emergency Rental Caskets Available Pre-Arrangement Plans & Guidance Complete Funeral Arranging Wheelchair Accessible Availability to accommodate large services with small service attention Five Higginson Avenue Lincoln, RI 02865 www.thekeefefuneralhome.com 401-725-4253 • Offering personalized services and compassionate care for your family. • Pre-Arrangements can be made at any time to record your wishes. • We are available to meet you any day or night. John H. O' Neill www.OneillFuneralHomes.com 401-658-1155 Dale, Robert W., the "Scout", 79, formerly from Cumberland RI, peace- fully passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs. Bob was born on September 19, 1938 to Robert and Florence (Green) Dale. He was raised in Pawtucket, graduated from Tolman High School and later from Bryant College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and also served in the RI National Guard. In April 1965 he married his wife Rose- anne (Skrzymiarz). The Dales moved to Cumberland where Bob worked as a plant manager from McConnell and Carpenter jewelry manufacturing. He retired in 2004 and moved to Bonita Springs, Florida. He was a longtime member of Paw- tucket Country Club and continued to pursue his love of golf upon moving to Florida at Worthington Country Club. Bob also enjoyed horse racing, often spending time in the summer with his sons at Saratoga Race Track. Bob is survived by Roseanne; his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Holly Dale of Cumberland, RI; his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Lauren Dale of Blue Bell, PA, his daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Zach Jensen, of Tewksbury, MA, four grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison, Emma and Olivia and one sister, Marcia Ombres. Services for him will be private. Donations in Bob's name can be made to Joanne's House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. RobeRt W. Dale

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