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The Preservation Framer: North Attleboro

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

American Impressionist

Anatoly Dverin Solo Exhibition

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Photo of Anatoly at The Preservation Framer Copyright Paul Berman

The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery
16 North Washington St, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Opening Reception: December 6, 2014
Show Hangs: December 6th-December 31st

“American Impressionist” will display over 30 of Anatoly’s original  works as well as over 30 fine art prints available only at The Preservation Framer. Anatoly is an award winning painter and a true
master in every sense of the word.

This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in original paintings, limited signed prints and also speak with Anatoly.

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“Rockport” Oil on Canvas by Anatoly Dverin

Born in Ukraine in 1935, Anatoly’s first influence in the arts was his father, a sign illustrator and portrait painter. Anatoly would watch his father draw and paint while anxiously waiting to try drawing himself. Encouraged by his father Anatoly showed great promise, drawing at a very
high level at an early age.

These exchanges were interrupted with the horror and struggle of World War II. Anatoly’s family was forced to flee their hometown of nepropetrovsk. In 1944 his family returned to their hometown to find it  devastated from bombing.

Anatoly, now nine years old, started taking art classes, and entered many local art contests. He quickly moved to regional competitions gaining exposure at a young age. In 1950 he went on to study painting at the Dniepropetrovsk Junior Art College and graduated among the top in his class, securing his way into the Leningrad Muchin’s Art Institute.

After one year Anatoly was accepted into the painting department at the Kharkhov Art and Industry Institute and after a six-year educational marathon Dverin earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree.

Anatoly started work at the Artistic Fund and in 1964 became a member of e Artists’ Union of the USSR. His paintings were displayed at local,  regional and national exhibitions. The ministry of Culture of the USSR nd Ukraine commissioned his work while he also worked for several
publishing companies. During this period Anatoly made a large number of sketches and drawings of the many diverse Russian people, wonderful Russian Villages and vast landscapes from Vologda to Arkhangelsk.

Anatoly started work at the Artistic Fund and in 1964 became a member of he Artists’ Union of the USSR. His paintings were displayed at local, regional and national exhibitions. The ministry of Culture of the USSR and Ukraine commissioned his work while he also worked for several
publishing companies.

By 1996 Anatoly had become a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of North Florida. His biography was included in the encyclopedia Who is Who in American Art and articles about Anatoly have been published in the magazines Art in America and The Artist.

Anatoly Dverin continues to paint and win awards. His colorful and impressionistic paintings will always reflect his Eastern European background as he continues to bring delight to lovers of art everywhere.

Children welcomed. We will have refreshments and live music.

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Patriot Place

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Kick Off the biggest holiday weekend of the year at patriot place

Black Friday Deals and Giveaways, Photos on the Field with Santa and Annual Holiday Giving Tree Lighting Celebration Highlight Patriot Place’s Kickoff to the Holiday Season, Nov. 28-30

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriot Place is kicking off the holiday season with a weekend full of family fun, including Black Friday deals and giveaways, Photos on the Field with Santa, the annual Holiday Giving Tree Lighting Celebration, caroling, sleigh rides and more.

The holiday fun begins in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 28, when Patriot Place and Santa Claus welcome shoppers to the property for Black Friday. The popular gift bag giveaway starts at 12:01 a.m. at the Patriot Place Activity Center located between Red Robin and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop. Shoppers who receive a gift bag could win a $1,000 Patriot Place gift card, or any of the following giveaway items:

Concert tickets

Patriots tickets

Bowling party at Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Showcase Cinema de Lux movie passes

Autographed merchandise

Ski passes

Admission passes to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

Admission passes to Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Please note gift bags are handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last, and you must be at least 18 years old. For more information, including deals and store openings, visit

On Sunday, Nov. 30, guests who bring a new or gently used coat to be donated to Patriot Place’s charitable partner, Cradles to Crayons, will receive access for a free photo with Santa on the Gillette Stadium field. Guests will drop off donations at NRG Plaza and enter the field through the Blue Gate (near the Gillette Stadium lighthouse). Photos on the Field with Santa will be held from 1-4 p.m.

Then at 6 p.m., Patriot Place invites patrons to gather around the North Marketplace for the sixth annual Holiday Giving Tree Lighting Celebration in front of Skipjack’s and Splitsville Luxury Lanes. The event will feature live holiday music and special appearances by the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, team mascot Pat Patriot and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Patriot Place Street Team will be onsite and in the holiday spirit with giveaways, prizes and more.

The Giving Tree, benefiting Cradles to Crayons, features ornaments containing a holiday request from a child in need. Patriot Place patrons are invited to take an ornament from the tree and purchase the assigned gift to fulfill a child’s wish. Gifts can be dropped off throughout the holiday season at the Patriot Place Management Office, located next to Skipjack’s, or at participating Patriot Place retailers.

After the tree is lit for the holiday season, guests are invited to enjoy sleigh rides around Patriot Place.

For more information about free events and activities at Patriot Place throughout the holiday season, visit

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Trash And Recycling Pickup Delayed

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Trash and recycling pickup delayed one day in Pawtucket due to Thanksgiving holiday City Hall offices to be closed

PAWTUCKET – The Department of Public Works is reminding residents that trash and recycling collection will be delayed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal Monday through Wednesday collection will take place from November 24th through the 26th.

Residents are asked to place their trash and recycling out for collection on the days after Thanksgiving. Normal Thursday routes will be collected on Friday, November 28 and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday, November 29.

City Hall offices and the Pawtucket Public Library will also be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday.

For further information contact the Department of Public Works at 728-0500 ext. 282 or by email at

The 2014 Refuse and Recycling Calendar is available on the city website at

as a link on the Department of Public Works page.

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Attleboro Arts Museum

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Members’ Exhibition

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Questioning Mind by Michael Alfano of Hopkington, MA. Faux bronze resin.

Museum Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza

Exhibition dates:

December 6th, 2014 – February 6th, 2015

Opening Awards Reception:

Saturday, December 6th, 2pm-4pm
Live music from Maria Bedrosian.

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Friend of Mine by Christopher Sullivan of Easthampton, MA. Oil on canvas.

Free and open to all.

Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza:

Friday, Dec. 5th & Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2014

10am-4pm; Free and open to all.

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 Roots by Miranda Updike of Ipswich, MA. Shellac, paint and charcoal.

Artwork from 175 member artists will be on display during the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Members’ Exhibition; December 6th, 2014 – February 6th, 2015.

An important and distinct Attleboro Arts Museum member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit original artwork in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery. In the spirit of the Museum’s tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror will award cash, art supplies and certificates of merit to outstanding artists. 

Gift shop

·      A decorative metal angel and other holiday-inspired gifts will be part of the Museum’s 2014 Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza

  • Butterfly and angel ornaments are popular favorites this time of year.

 Art of Celebrating

·       Three Green Trees by Renée Harding of Attleboro, MA.Fabric, zippers and buttons.

·       Falling Snow Flakes by Christina Beecher of Mansfield, MA.Oil on board.

·       Welcome by Amy Rhilinger of Plainville, MA. Paper and glitter. 

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November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments


Tuesday, December 9, 2:00-5:00 @WEAVER

Bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Kids can also decorate holiday cookies. All ages are welcome.


Wednesday, December 10, 6:30-7:30pm @WEAVER

Join master storyteller Carolyn Martino on a magical journey that takes you to far-away lands in search of the hardest nut in the world, culminates in a heroic battle against forces of villainy, and in the end reveals the power of true love. You will leave with a new understanding of this timeless holiday story.

For adults and children in grade K and older. Arrive early as space is limited.


Saturday, December 6, 10:00-2:00 @WEAVER

REGISTER: Call 434-2453

CCRI Pediatric Nursing Students present a day of hands-on babysitting training. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly care for children, toddlers, and infants. Certificate awarded upon completion.

Please bring your lunch. For kids ages 10+.


December 15, 3:30-4:30 @WEAVER

Fun writing exercises, free books, snacks, music, and activities to spark your creativity.

WEEKLY STORYTIMES – September 16 through December 6, 2014

No advance registration is necessary. Half hour storytimes include stories, songs, crafts, and other activities.

Tuesdays, 1:30pm, ages 3 – 6 @ Riverside

Wednesdays, 9:30am, ages birth – 36 months @ Riverside

Wednesdays, 6:30pm, ages 2 – 6 @ Weaver

Thursdays, 9:30am, ages birth – 36 months @ Weaver

Thursdays, 10:30am, ages 3 – 6 @ Weaver

Saturdays, 10:00am, ages 2 – 6 @ Weaver


Grades 1-5

December 16

Use recycled materials to create interesting and unique crafts and holiday gifts.


Wednesday, December 17, 3:00-4:30 (drop-in) @RIVERSIDE

Use frosting, M&Ms and sugar cones to make a delicious Christmas tree.

All ages.


Saturday, December 20, 2:00-3:00 @RIVERSIDE

Design your own chocolate covered pretzels! And stay to eat your sweet during the movie at 3:00. All ages.


Saturday, December 20, 3:00 @RIVERSIDE

Home Alone (rated PG, 103 min.), Family/Comedy, 1990

An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars. All ages welcome.

 ONGOING . . .


The library matches volunteers, ages 13-adult, with younger children to read together for one hour each week at the library. Call or stop into the Weaver Library (434-2453) for more information.


Kids 16 and younger can “pay” their overdue fines by reading in the library. Just tell a librarian before you start reading, and when you finish reading, and we will waive $1 for every 30 minutes of reading.


Check out our website

to interact with a live tutor. “LIVE HOMEWORK HELP” tutors can help you with homework, studying for an exam, or understanding today’s lesson.

LIVE HOMEWORK HELP tutors are available every day from 2:00pm-10:00pm.

 WEAVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI   401-434-2453

Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1:00-5:00

 RIVERSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY, 475 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, RI 401-433-4877

Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5

 For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 434-2453.

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Saint John’s School Attleboro

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments


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First grade students at St. John the Evangelist School in Attleboro presented the annual All Saints Day Program to fellow students, family and friends.

Each students chose a saint to represent, dressed like that saint and gave a one-minute explanation about the saint. The students each wrote and memorized their lines.

The class also sang “As the Saints Go Marching In”.

According to Mrs. MaryBeth Barkan, first grade teacher, “It was a great opportunity for the children to get up in front of their peers and speak publicly about something so special to them!”

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United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton Announces New President And CEO

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Jamie E. Crossman has been appointed as United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton’s new President and CEO by the organization’s Board of Directors.

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Jamie E. Crossman

“We are excited to be welcoming Jamie as our new President and CEO. Through her tenure as Vice President, Jamie has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and the extensive experience needed to lead the organization through the exciting opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. We are confident that Jamie will build upon her existing relationships with community leaders and partners towards advancing the mission of United Way in our local communities,” said Theda Hornung, Chairperson of the Board.

 Jamie brings to this position more than 17 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit sector. Since 2006, she has been serving as Vice President and has done an exceptional job increasing the visibility and investment in United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton. As a result of her efforts, the agency campaign has continued to grow during a turbulent economy. She has been instrumental in connecting giving with community impact and building capacity, enhanced public relations and has served as an advocate providing awareness to United Way initiatives of Education, Income, Health, and Basic Human Needs.

 Her previous leadership positions include Director of Development for New Hope in Attleboro and Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations for Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton.

 “I’m honored and excited to be working with the board, staff, partner agencies, local United Ways and others that are part of United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton’s extensive network to build on the organization’s considerable strengths and achievements and pursue new opportunities to serve the communities throughout Greater Attleboro/Taunton”, said Crossman.

 Jamie holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Lesley University and a Certificate of Medical Assistance from Fisher College. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Taunton and currently resides with her family in Somerset.

 The mission of United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of communities to advance the common good.

 For more information about United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, please visit,

or follow UWGAT on Facebook or Twitter.

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Attleboro: The Trial of Ebeneezer Scrooge

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Opening of Attleboro Community Theatre’s second show in  58th season.

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The show is The Trial of Ebeneezer Scrooge written by Mark Brown. At the opening of the show we find ourselves in a courtroom. Mr. Scrooge has reverted back to his old crotchety, cheap, loud self. He has decided to bring charges against his dead partner, Jacob Marley, and all three spirits. He believes they are guilty of kidnapping, attempted murder, breaking and entering, and theft. Ebeneezer believes he was tricked and scared into becoming a changed man.

A ACT Cast Photo for Trial of Ebeneezer Scrooge

Representing the spirits is the compassionate, defense attorney, Solomon Rothschild. Solomon has a reputation as Englands’ most savvy, charismatic, and clever barrister. Scrooge being as he is, has decided to represent himself. As each spirit takes the stand to be questioned about that Christmas eve night, the hijinks and hilarity ensues. Portraying Ebeneezer Scrooge is long-time ACT member and board trustee, Alex Aponte. Alex is really going to be working hard to stay in character while delivering some of the funniest lines that ever came out of Ebeneezer Scrooge’s mouth. The role of the judge, who desperately tries to keep order in the court is Mario Carneiro, ACT’s Treasurer. The audience will recognize most of the characters from the show “Christmas Carol” as they come to take the stand to be questioned about “that” Christmas Eve night and the role they all played in it. ACT feels this sequel to Christmas Carol is funny, touching and is definitely worthy of Charles Dickens’ approval.

Directing the show is ACT’s President, Jeanne Smith. Jeanne has the monumental task to direct the 15 people in this show, but with the help of Jim Harvey, Vice President, and Assistant Director, it’s a guarantee the audience will be entertained.

“The Trial of Ebeneezer Scrooge” will be showing from December 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,and 21. All Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8pm and the doors will open at 7:30pm. The three Sunday afternoon shows are at 2pm and the doors will open at 1:30pm  Tickets are $17 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students.

To purchase tickets you may go to our website at:  

or you may call our phone number at: 508-226-8100 and leave a message and all the information regarding what night, how many tickets, and if anyone in your party is handicapped. The address is: Ezeekial Bates Masonic Lodge, 71 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

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Change in Leadership At RI Farm Bureau

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

 West Warwick, RI November 20, 2014

 For the first time in 40 years RI Farm Bureau has a new president. At its Annual Meeting in West Warwick on Thursday November 20, the RI Farm Bureau members present unanimously elected Henry Wright of West Greenwich as its president. He replaces Bill Stamp, Jr who has been president of the RI Farm Bureau since 1974, the longest serving president of a State Farm Bureau in the United States.

 Wright farms 330 acres in Kent and Washington Counties. He raises corn, hay and beef cattle. He also sells seeds for several seed companies including T.A. Seeds. Additionally, he does a lot of custom farming specializing in no till seeding for corn and forage crops. He has been a member of the RI Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 24 years and has been a member of the RI Farm Bureau for 44 years.

 Wayne Salisbury of Scituate was elected vice president. He replaced Tyler Young, who has been vice president for 20 years, the longest serving vice president in the United States. Salisbury owns a farm in Johnston, RI where he specializes in pick your own Strawberries and also raises raspberries and a wide range of vegetables. Salisbury Farm was the first farm in New England to have a corn maze. The farm, established in the 1800′s offers a wide range of activities and services for everyone to enjoy. During the fall they also offer free hay rides on the weekends. Families, businesses or organizations, and other groups enjoy the pavilion area which is available for rent. Salisbury has been secretary of RI Farm Bureau for the past 2 years and a member of the Board for the past 10 years. He joined the RI Farm Bureau in 1989.

 Five farmers were elected to the RI Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Vinny Confreda (Cranston), Richard Schartner (Exeter) and Peter Gavitt (Slocum) were re-elected and Kevin Breene (West Greenwich) and Joe Polseno (Cranston) were elected for the first time.

 The members also voted to approve 18 resolutions which will determine the policies the Board will follow in 2015.

The Rhode Island Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being. Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national, and international in its scope and influence and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural for all farmers.

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Christmas At Linden Place Mansion, 2014

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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Linden Place Museum, located in downtown Bristol, Rhode Island, is celebrating the holiday season with tours of the 200-year old Federal-style mansion beginning Thanksgiving weekend and continuing throughout the month of December.

 Feel like a personal guest of the Colt family as you stroll through the festively decorated mansion rooms complete with beautiful wreaths, illuminated mantles and evergreen swags. From the festooned four-story spiral staircase to the breathtaking ceiling-high Christmas tree in the gothic conservatory to the charm of the early 20th century butler’s pantry, surprises await visitors around every corner.

 This year, a multi-room exhibit “If You Lived Here Long Ago” will be part of the celebration. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a kid two hundred years ago? What clothes you would have worn? What chores children were expected to do around the house? What you did at school before computers or even electricity? Do you know what a “rug beater” is or what you do with a “tea brick”? This hands-on tour for kids will answer these fun questions and more!   Each room inside Linden Place has an exhibit where kids can see, handle and learn about artifacts of long ago and imagine what life would have been like in 1810 when Linden Place was built. See petticoats and breeches, washboards, a 19th century “television”, the stereoscope and more! This tour is fun and educational for the whole family and for kids both big and small.

 Linden Place Mansion and Museum Store, where you will find beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts, will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from November 29th through Dec 30th. Admission during the holiday season is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 seniors and $ 6.00 for youths (6-17; children under 6 are admitted free).

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