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A Black Culinary Arts Experience

February 6th, 2016 · No Comments

“Opening the Oyster”


A Black Culinary Arts Experience

Saturday, February 27th at 12 Noon Pot Au Feu: 44 Custom House Street, Providence

Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward Stages of Freedom’s “Swim Empowerment” program which provides Rhode Island inner-city youth with access to pools and swimming lessons.

 Tickets: $100

*Seating limited to 65 guests*

 Mark your calendar now for: Opening the Oyster, an extraordinary Black culinary event featuring a full course dinner of dishes invented by Rhode Island master chefs; a lecture on the history of Rhode Island Black cuisine; an appearance by Duchess Quamino, the Pastry Queen of Rhode Island; and a live performance by Rose Weaver.


Buy ONE ticket before Monday, February 8th at 4 PM and be entered to win two tickets to Trinity Repertory Co.’s limited run production of James Baldwin’s “Blues For Mister Charlie”

“Blues for Mister Charlie is about the murder of a young Black man, and how his death affects a small Southern town. The play wrestles with the issues of race and prejudice in America through the prism of a courtroom trial, told from a Black perspective.”

Meridian: “There’s something you don’t understand about being black, Parnell. If you’re a Black man, with a black son, you have to forget all about white people and concentrate on trying to save your child.” — Blues for Mister Charlie. 

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First “Van-Go” Trip Of 2016

February 6th, 2016 · No Comments

First “Van-Go” Trip of 2016 to Visit Boston Symphony Hall

Two Bristol museums, Linden Place and Bristol Art Museum, sponsor a field trip to Boston Symphony Hall on Thursday, March 31st.


“Van-Go” Trips, a successful collaboration between Linden Place and the Bristol Art Museum, is planning its first trip of 2016!  In March, enjoy an opportunity to sit back, relax and depart from Bristol with door-door service to Boston Symphony Hall where you will be treated to an open rehearsal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Open Rehearsals offer a unique perspective on the creative dynamic between orchestra and conductor. Gain a better understanding of how the orchestra refines its performance by occasionally repeating passages or focusing on a particular movement. On Thursday, March 31, Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink and the great American pianist Murray Perahia will collaborate with the orchestra in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.

The bus departs Bristol from the municipal parking lot on Thames Street across from the Robin Rug building at 9:00am and leaves from Boston between 2:00-2:30pm. A luxury coach will be used with restroom facilities on board for a comfortable ride.

The price for this trip is $40 for transportation paid to Bristol Art Museum, PO Box 42, Bristol, RI 02809 no later than two weeks before trip. Please include name, address, email, telephone and emergency contact number. The ticket price for the Boston Symphony Orchestra is $16.20, payable in cash and collected on the bus.

Interested parties may contact Jane Lavender at or 781-929-4325.

FRIENDS OF LINDEN PLACE is a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration and preservation of Linden Place, an 1810 Federal period mansion located in the center of downtown Bristol, RI. The Linden Place organization offers cultural, artistic, and educational programs in the RI community. The mansion and grounds are open to the public from May through Columbus Day, during the holiday season, or by appointment.

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North Attleboro: Artiste Art and Craft Studio

February 6th, 2016 · No Comments

Artiste Art and Craft Studio will be hosting a holiday Valentine’s Day Art and Craft Show Saturday, February 13 from 11am – 4pm at the former Twin Rivers Church Community Hall located at 23 North Washington Street in downtown North Attleboro.

Local artisans will be on site and children’s craft projects will be offered at no cost. Downtown North Attleboro’s Gallery of Wines will also be on site offering Wine and Craft Beer tastings along with an assortment of cheeses.

The show location will be participating in the Downtown Chocolate Stroll from 12pm – 2pm so be sure to stop by to receive your chocolate!

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Hebron Food Pantry Annual Meeting

February 6th, 2016 · No Comments

 February 23, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Hebron Food Pantry cordially invite the greater Attleboro community to our Annual Meeting on February 23, 2016, at 7pm. This event is open to everyone. In a show of support for Hebron’s mission, the Greater Attleboro YMCA, 65 North Main Street, has offered to host this meeting in the Y Café.

We celebrate having served 35,798 individuals during 2015, thereby assisting them to meet their needs for a balanced diet, freeing up some of their limited resources to pay other pressing bills. Both the Thursday evening Working Persons’ Food Pantry and the Tuesday morning Seniors’ Food Pantry consistently attract large numbers of new people needing assistance.

Don Burch, President of the Board, will highlight the Pantry’s 2015 accomplishments, present year-end financial information, and talk about what Hebron looks forward to in 2016. Board members and volunteers will be present to answer your questions. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Michelle Burch, Director at 508 223-4257.

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Attleboro Historic Preservation Society

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments

The Attleboro Historic Preservation Society Meeting Scheduled for February 18, 2016 has been cancelled.  

Gary Demers, a local historic preservationist and Brian French, a member of the Attleboro Historical Society were to discuss the history, the future relocation and renovation of the Attleboro Switching Tower.

The next meeting of the Attleboro Historic Preservation Society, ‘Women’s History’, will be March 24, 2016 at the Attleboro Industrial Museum, 42 Union Street at the usual time of 6:45. 

Please plan to attend and bring a friend.

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Westminster College, Pa., Proposing To Build Off The Grid

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Board Approves Phase One of Tiny House Project at Westminster College

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NEW WILMINGTON, PA – “An administrative assistant’s dream, a faculty member’s undying passion, and a strong faculty and staff support have brought us to this point,” said Dr. Timothy Cuff, professor of history and chair of the division of social sciences and humanities, referring to Westminster College’s newly board-approved Tiny House Project.

 “We would like to capture the fascination that our neighbors and larger community have with the tiny house movement and turn that into an educational experience,” said Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster College professor and program coordinator and chair for the environmental programs.

 Tiny Houses, which have piqued social and environmental interest across the globe, are loosely categorized as homes that are between 100 and 400 square feet. These houses require less energy and economic consumption, and support the ideas of simplification and sustainability.

 This educational movement will allow Westminster College to develop a unique living and learning experience that integrates concepts of sustainability, simple living, and environmental studies into students’ coursework and lifestyles. 

In the exploratory phase, a team of students will help design and plan the building of the first house.

“Ideally, we will construct the tiny house through a community build, where students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni are able to support the building of the house through physical participation in the build, donations, or other contributions,” said Boylan. “Pending success and support of phase one, we will plan for two or three more houses.”

Location and design of the tiny house, zoning ordinances, building codes, and residence life rules and regulations are being considered as part of the current exploratory phase.

“Student learning objectives associated with tiny living will be meaningfully integrated into tiny house linked coursework,” said Boylan. “This novel educational model which incorporates tiny living into the student’s academic experience will position Westminster College as an innovator in sustainability education.”

 For more information about the tiny house initiative at Westminster College, contact Rick Sherlock, senior director of marketing and communications, at (724) 946-7191 or email

 About Westminster College…

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Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top- tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also ranked as the number one school providing the “Best Value” in Pennsylvania” by Smartasset, selected as one of the “Top 25 Best Private College Values in the Northeast,” was honored as one of “The Best 379 Colleges” by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President’s Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.


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“Advantage: Westminster”

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Quintal Law Office

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Quintal Law Office welcomes new intern, Brett Daniels.

 Quintal Law Office would like to welcome our intern, Brett Daniels. Brett is a North Attleboro resident and a student in the paralegal program at Bristol Community College.

Brett is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor society, has been on the deans list throughout his time at BCC and is on track to graduate summa cum laude.

As a student at Bristol Community College, Brett has studied both civil and criminal law.

Brett has joined Quintal Law offices with the hope of gaining first hand experience in a law office setting.

To reach Brett directly, please contact Quintal Law Offices at 508-695-0285.

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Bishop Feehan High School

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Feehan Students to Perform at Symphony Hall

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PHOTO: from left, Julianne Fournier, Feehan music director Joseph Taylor, and Daniel Marshall.

Bishop Feehan High School senior band member Daniel Marshall of Pawtucket and senior chorus member Julianne Fournier of N. Attleboro were recently selected to participate in the Massachusetts Music Educator’s All-State Festival to be held at the historic Symphony Hall in Boston. Marshall plays the concert marimba and Fournier is a soprano.

“This honor is the culmination of both students’ high scores at the Southeastern District and All-State auditions,” commented Feehan music director Joe Taylor. “Their wonderful performances reflected their God-given talent and all their hard work. They really deserve this.”

Rehearsals for all of the All-State ensembles will be held at the World Trade Center in Boston and the performances will be held at Symphony Hall on March 12th

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February 5th, 2016 · No Comments

City of Pawtucket Announces Parking Ban

Pawtucket – The Department of Public Works has issued a parking ban for the period of 5:00 a.m. until further notice Friday, February 5th.

 Residents and visitors to the city are asked to park off-street for the entire period of time. A full listing of available public parking lots is available on the City’s website at Individuals using these lots are asked to vacate the lots within two hours of the end of the parking ban. Residents are also advised that all trash and recycling programs are still currently running according to schedule.

 Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to email or call Public Works at 401-728-0500 ext. 260.

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Saint John’s School Attleboro

February 4th, 2016 · No Comments


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To help celebrate Catholic Schools Week, students at St. John the Evangelist School gave thanks and appreciation to community leaders for all they do. 

Joining them for Thank You Day was Mayor Kevin Dumas, Representative Elizabeth Poirier, Attleboro Police Officers, Attleboro Firefighters and SJE parents who are community leaders in other towns.

To celebrate, the students made cards, collected teddy bears and led us in prayer.

Shown here are Firefighter Carlos Arenas, Firefighter Rob Kelly, Mayor Dumas, Firefighter Mike Maitland, Officer Dain Dos Santos, Firefighter Sean Whalen and Officer Karl Williams.

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