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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-12-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. WOONSOCKET – Preparation for the upcoming "Addam's Family Musical" involved far more than just memorizing lines for the young thespians from Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. Inspired by the original work of cartoonist Charles Addams, the performance depicts an American family with an affinity for all things dark and macabre. And to tap into those characters and truly understand their roles, the students studied not only on Addams' work, but also the many film and television adaptations of his cartoons that came after. "Morticia has been a big chal- lenge for me as an actor," said Zooey Gillis, a Beacon senior who took on one of the lead roles. "She's very bossy. She's the mother of the household, and she's in charge all the time. None of that comes natu- rally for me." Gillis said that she used her own mother for inspiration, as well as depictions of Morticia in the televi- Beacon students 'get creepy' with 'Addams Family Musical' next weekend By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com See BEACON, Page 6 Scituate resident works toward goal of housing for all One homeless person in Rhode Island is one too many. That's what Stephen Miller, of Lincoln, and Eric Hirsch, of Scituate, both believe. Miller, a Lincoln resident, is the recently appointed board director at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. He says the organiza- tion's mission is to house all of these individuals – and not just in shel- ters, which is a short-term solution. "We believe in Rhode Island that homelessness is an issue that actually can be cured, or fixed or resolved," Miller said. "There is a way to house every person with the issue in permanent housing, not a shelter situation." It's a goal he says is possible. Miller, a lawyer of 35 years who serves as associate municipal court judge for the town of Lincoln, has been on the coalition board since 2009. Given his knowledge of hous- ing issues and zoning regulations, he proposed offering legal help through a clinic sponsored by the coalition, offering advice about fam- ily court and collection matters, pro- By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com See HOMELESSNESS, Page 4 BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY CHERYL DEXTER, of Scituate, tries out her new snowshoes at Esek Hopkins Field in Scituate on Sunday. Following Saturday's snowstorm, Cheryl went out and pur- chased snowshoes, to try the sport for the first time. ANTHONY DIPETRILLO, 2, of Greenville, smiles after taking a spill while sledding with family and friends at Deerfield Park, in Smithfield, on Sunday. Finally, some snow! Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & FREE valleybreeze.com @ JANUARY 12-18, 2017 Like us on Follow us on Ponaganset wrestling team makes its mark in Division I. PAGE 9 MIGHTY CHIEFTAINS AS AN INVESTOR YOU DESERVE TO KNOW YOUR FEES Understand what they are, why they're there and how you might be able to lower them CALL TODAY FOR AN INVESTMENT FEE ANALYSIS 401-333-8000 www.MasseyOnMoney.com We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of insurance and investment products to custom suit their needs and objectives. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. Investment Advisory Services offered through Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance and Annuity product guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing company, and are not offered through Global Financial Private Capital. New Listing! Mint condition 3 bed, 1.5 bath home featuring classic open side and front porch, updated heat, electric, windows, baths, kitchen, roof plus wood floors, 2 car garage and private rear deck. Minutes to highway, shopping, recreation, school and highway. Offered at $299,900. SMITHFIELD Barbara A. Scanlon Broker Associate ABR, CPDE, CRS, e-PRO, PMN, SRES Home Office: (401) 949-1689 Licensed Since 1985 RE/MAX Town & Country barbarascanlon.com | barbara@barbarascanlon.com Party Wings $24.00 /10- lbs. Boneless Chicken Breast $18.00 /10- lbs. Pork Spare Ribs $20.00 /10- lbs. 80/20 Ground Beef $1.99 lb./10-lbs. RI Beef & V e al RI Beef & V e al RI Beef & V e al 60 Armento St., Johnston, RI 401-232-7220 rhodeislandbeef.com Hours: Mon. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. IT'S PRIME FOOTBALL SEASON HOT BUYS FOR GAME DAY! Straight from the farm to your grill! ABANDONED MILLS Photographer captures essence of old mill buildings. LIVING

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