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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 7-31-14

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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze The valley FREE valleybreeze.com @ JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Valley Breeze Photo By DaViD Wuerth Rolland RicheR, left, dances with GeRTRude PiGnoleT, 97, during the 50s-style picnic hosted by the Ballou Home for the Aged in Woonsocket last Saturday afternon. See more photos on Page 11. Shall we dance? By Sandy Seoane Valley Breeze staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com WOONSOCKET – At the church at 1409 Park Ave. on Monday, workers had begun to arrive, the trailers that would serve as their homes for the next seven days lining up behind the rectory. The games had not been set up, but their skeletons – wood frames painted in bright fluorescent colors and adorned with signs announcing "Animal Hoopla" and "Spinning Rainbow" – were already hold- ing their place in the center of the grounds. Several of the rides, including the Ferris wheel, had arrived at the back lot and were still fold- ed from transport, the carts that will hold hundreds of scream- ing festival-goers over the next three days still detached. Volunteers sat chatting in a kitchen built specifically for the event – used as a food pantry during the rest of the year – waiting for the action to begin. Starting Wednesday, that kitchen will churn out dozens of vats of clam chow- der and dynamites, and thou- sands of orders of other festival staples, from sausage and pep- pers, to hamburgers, hot dogs and onion rings. More than 10,000 guests will pass through OLQM summer festival turns 60, still going strong see olQM, Page 18 Summer SplaSh Down New England resort offers a cool new getaway option. livinG Farewell, our FrIenD Duke pens his final Breeze sports column as retirement beckons. PaGe 21 Shootin' the Breeze Paul 'Duke' DuBois By Sandy Seoane Valley Breeze staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com NORTH SMITHFIELD – Three ballot questions for bonds totaling $12 million have gained General Assembly approval, now shifting the fate of the town's roadways, schools and municipal buildings into the hands of voters this November. Left unsettled, however, is what to do with an aging ele- mentary school that's scheduled to be closed as part of the facili- ties plan. The Town Council is expected to take a final vote on Aug. 18. The bonds would dedicate $5.2 million toward repairs at the Kendall Dean building, Memorial Town Hall and the Municipal Annex; $2.5 million for repair and rehabilitation of the town's road infrastructure; and $4.3 million for "the demo- Three bonds on the ballot, but Halliwell demolition still in question Will fencing off the school lead to vandalism? see BondS, Page 8 like us on Follow us on Simplify Your Lifestyle 170 Providence Pike, North Smithfield 401.356.1130 www.laurelwoodri.com Model Homes Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. New homes at Laurelwood are single level designs with full basements and garages. The interiors are personalized to your liking. The exteriors are entirely maintained by the Association. No cutting the lawn, no shoveling the snow. For those 55 and better, it's time to relax and enjoy life again. Attractively priced from $269,900 • Beautifully Landscaped • Walking Trails • Granite and Hardwoods • Community Social Center 11 M ain St., Slatersville, R I 028 9 6 401-7 6 9-5594 W ith... Nichole Savard & Ashley Lafontaine! O n e o n O n e Hair Designs NEW CLIENT SPECIALS KERATIN SM OOTHING TREATM ENT $150 KERATIN EXPRESS TREATM ENT $60 COLOR & CUT $50 FOIL & CUT $60 W OM EN'S CUT $22 We'd like to extend a huge thank-you to Jason Champagne who alerted us on Saturday, July 26 to a fire at our spa. Thanks to you we evacuated safely. Your efforts to put out the fire along with a gentleman whose name is unknown to us was truly appreciated. We sincerely thank David Trudeau, owner of Sco-Val Mobile Power Wash. Rather than just driving by our burning building, he stopped and extinguished the fire with his power washing equipment. Thanks too, to the Woonsocket Fire Department for their quick response. We praise and thank Almighty God for putting the right people in the right place at the right time. The Victorian Rose Day Spa is open for business as usual and we are "HOTTER" than ever! Letter Of Thanks

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