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September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Musical Audition Workshop with Master Teachers Denise Simon and Eva Kendrick, offered for ages 8-18

 Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 First Parish Unitarian-Universalist of Medfield, 26 North St., Medfield, MA 02052

 $275 registration fee

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 New York Acting Coach Denise Simon and Vocal Coach Eva Kendrick are presenting a Musical Theatre Workshop in Medfield. This workshop is open to ages 8-18. The focus of the workshop is Acting the Song. Students will learn to master musical audition technique through songs, learn to interpret the story behind the song, receive positive and constructive feedback, have an in-class performance and offer a Q&A on the entertainment industry for parents. Students are expected to bring in a song of their choice in the musical theatre style for coaching, although it is recommended they bring additional songs.

 Denise Simon is a New York-based acting coach and career consultant who has been in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years as an actor, teacher, director and personal talent manager. She managed Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, and Judy Reyes (NBC’s “Scrubs”) among others. She has coached hundreds of children and young adults appearing regularly on TV, film and Broadway, with students appearing in Matilda, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, among others. She offers college audition coaching with Audition Admission and Beyond. Her tips and insights on acting and auditioning for children and young adults have been featured in Backstage Magazine and are published in

 Eva Kendrick is an award-winning voice teacher, vocalist and composer. Her students have won numerous awards including the Boston Pops/Fidelity Futurestage Competition, the Boston Lyric Opera Aria Contest for Teens, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Song Festivals in all style divisions (classical, musical theatre and pop/rock). Her students have also performed on Broadway, in national Broadway tours, TV shows and music videos. She is the Music Director at First Parish Medfield and is also on the voice faculty at Dean College.

 Students can register online at

For any additional questions on the workshop, please e-mail 

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How Fisheries Are Adapting To Changes In Narragansett Bay

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Rhode Island Public Radio Will Host A Public Forum On How Fisheries Are Adapting To Changes In Narragansett Bay

The water in Narragansett Bay is becoming warmer. Resident fish are moving away while migrant fish are moving in. How are commercial fishers adapting to these changes? How are these changes challenging the way we manage our fisheries? What does this changing catch mean for the types of seafood we will find in restaurants and at market countertops?

Rhode Island Public Radio’s Environmental Reporter, Ambar Espinoza will host a public forum and conversation.

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence RI


Captain Denny Ingram – Commercial Lobster Fisherman

Jeremy Collie – Professor of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Mark Gibson – Deputy Chief for Marine Fisheries, RI Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Management (DEM)

Bob Rheault – Executive Director for the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Oceanographer and Shell Fisherman

Perry Raso – owner of the Matunuck Oyster Bar and Coastal Pond Farmer

Topics of discussion: What was it like fishing in the bay in previous decades compared to today? How are commercial fisher men and women adapting in order to stay in business and what challenges are they facing in making those adaptations? What is the state doing to manage the changing fisheries? Who eats the fish that are caught in Rhode Island?

This public forum is part of Rhode Island Public Radio’s series: One Square Mile – Narragansett Bay. The one-week series will air on Rhode Island Public Radio October 6 – October 11 and will look at many different aspects of the bay and how it relates to life for Rhode Islanders. Major funding for the One Square Mile series is provided by The Rhode Island Foundation.

For questions regarding the forum, please contact Ambar Espinoza: , 401-351-2244

The event will be broadcast live on Rhode Island Public Radio. Because the forum will be broadcast live, attendees will be required to be seated no later than 6:55.

The event is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please email Karen Knisely:

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September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were recognized for their dedicated years of service. From left to right, Catherine Kando, president, Barbara Zito, past president, Tina Demopulos, Helen Murphy, Ed Schottland, president and COO of Memorial Hospital, Agnes Bissett, Elaine Rahill, Irene Lynch, treasurer and Joan Rocha, secretary.

Pawtucket, RI – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is proud to announce its Golf Tournament presented by Med Tech Ambulance Services, held on September 15, 2014, raised more than $90,000. The event, which hosted 136 golfers at Pawtucket Country Club, included a luncheon, golf, a raw bar and cocktail reception, dinner, awards, silent auction and raffles.

Funds raised through this event will support the purchase of a new nurse call system for the in-patient area on the fifth floor of the Hodgson Building. This equipment will have direct and immediate impact for patients and enhance the overall experience during their hospital stay.

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Memorial Hospital employees. From left to right, Justin Nash, PhD, director of Behavioral Health, Dawn Young, practice manager, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Center of Plainville (also the winner of women’s longest drive), Audrey Jorge, RN, Family Care Center, Team B and Marian Conroy, practice manager, Amby Specialty Clinics (also winner of women’s closest to the pin).

“Memorial Hospital’s Golf Tournament was a huge success and a great day of golf for all who participated,” said Edward Schottland, FACHE, president and COO of Memorial Hospital.

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First place winners was the golf team from Med Tech Ambulance Service. From left to right, Scott Donahue, Brian Donahue, Gary Reis, president and CEO of Med Tech Ambulance Service, Jim Beuregard and Jim Ricciardi.

Congratulations to all of the golf tournament winners and special thanks to tournament co-chairs, Gary Reis, president and CEO, and Beth Reis, certified public accountant & CFO, from Med Tech Ambulance Service, the Memorial Hospital Foundation and the MHRI Golf Committee.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is a 294-bed hospital that serves as a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school’s family medicine academic program, housed in the Center for Primary Care. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues. Memorial provides a full spectrum of health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Services include oncology, cardiovascular, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/ gynecology, pediatrics, 24-hour intensive care specialist coverage and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts, an adult day center, and home care program to provide a seamless system of medical care.  


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Please Share Your Stories And Photos

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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Share your stories and knowledge about Black education in Rhode Island

George T. Downing fought for and won integrated schools in Rhode Island.


George T. Downing

The Old Brick School House on Meeting Street in Providence was the first school for Black children in Providence.

Now add your stories!


 Send your stories, histories and photos to:

401) 421-0606 

They will be included in a special exhibit for the Heritage Ball 2015

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The Sunday Night Jammers

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

The Sunday Night Jammers will be hosting a community dance on Sunday, October 19, at Goff Memorial Hall in Rehoboth, MA.

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The Rehoboth Community Dance is held monthly on Sunday evenings at Goff Memorial Hall

 * FREE * On Sunday evening, October 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music.

The October 19 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught.

 Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, contact Bob Elliott at 

 or call 774-644-1369.

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Forest Friends and Fright-free Halloween Fun!

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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Meet characters that explore the myths and legends associated with local wildlife and Halloween at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Mother Nature’s Halloween Hike. October 25, 2014 at the Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, MA.

Sam Felicio, age 6, meets up with a friendly chipmunk at Mother Nature’s Halloween Hike.

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Mother Nature’s Halloween Hike

October 25, 2014; 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA

 (September 18, 2014) – Bring the kids and join the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for a fun-filled, fright-free celebration of Halloween!

 Bundle up and rustle through the leaves on a guided lantern-lit hike in the cool night forest. Families encounter costumed woodland creatures that explore the myths and legends associated with local wildlife and Halloween. These walks are a great alternative to the usual haunted happenings. Audubon’s woodland characters are friendly and fun, perfect for young children and the whole family. Each year new characters are introduced, so you never know whom you will encounter along the trail!

 Before or after the walk kids can take part in games, crafts and activities. Families can warm-up with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa and a tasty treat. The evening ends with a sing-a-long around the campfire. In the event of rain, families will meet the characters in the big barn, festively decorated for the season.

 New this year, additional early time slots are offered for those families who may prefer to enjoy meeting the characters on the trails in the late afternoon versus at dusk or in the evening hours.

 Walks will begin at 5:00 p.m., with groups of 15 going off every 10 minutes. Registration is required to reserve a time. Spaces are limited, so make your reservation today by visiting and register online through the events calendar.

 Program Fee: $10/Audubon member, $14/non-member. Family four-packs are available for $32/Audubon member, $48/non-member. Ages: 4+. 

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Harvest Arts Festival

September 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Immanuel Lutheran Church will be holding their annual Harvest Arts Festival on Saturday, 9/27 from 10am-4pm  at 647 N. Main Street in Attleboro.  

The festival features local artists and crafters and will showcase photographers, potters, knit goods, jewelry, glass art and more.

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Book Dealer Ray Rickman At Weaver

September 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Are Your Old Books Valuable?

Weaver Library, located at 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence invites you to a fun and interactive program by long time book dealer Ray Rickman on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00pm.  

 Weaver Library’s Champlin Program Room will be the venue for a little local “antiques road show” for books and only books.  Mr. Rickman will discuss what makes a book valuable and which books command a high retail value.  He will answer questions about your personal library and give complimentary market value estimates of up to three of your books. An audience member once learned he had a book worth $5000!

 This program is free and open to all.  Questions?  Call 434-2453.

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September 20th, 2014 · No Comments


 Once again a partisan special interest group’s mailing was sent to people in Attleboro. The mailing said I voted for the gas tax increase and to index the gas tax to inflation. I did not. I voted AGAINST the gas tax and indexing it to inflation.

 Moreover, in Roll Call # 159, the second – fourth picture below is a screen shot from the online copy of the Sun Chronicle on 4/5/2013 stating that the governor wanted a bigger tax hike and that the legislature was going to block his efforts to get a bigger tax hike. The governor tried to force the legislature to to give him a bigger gas tax. My vote in RC was to prevent the legislature from voting on a larger tax hike.

Moreover, in Roll Call #113, if the claim is that I voted for the FY14 budget, which made use of the gas tax I voted against, Republicans voted for the FY15 budget, which also made use of the gas tax that I voted against.

MFA said that they are trying to ‘educate’ my voters. One does not ‘educate’ by misinforming and/or intentionally distorting the issues. Furthermore, I already explained to people in my district my thoughts on this issue when I wrote two opinion columns about this very issue in August and September of 2013 and posted on this Facebook page; said articles are available on the home-page of my website and they have been there for about a year – see

Why did MFA not report that I voted against the gas tax? Or that the Governor vetoed the gas tax to try to force the legislature for a bigger tax hike? Or that Republicans voted for the FY15 budget which made use of the gas tax just like the FY14 budget?

It is pretty sad that my opponents are taking up so much of my time with these attacks that it takes away from the real work of a Rep. They knowingly are distorting the issues in hopes that people will believe their non-sense.

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Central Falls Saturday

September 19th, 2014 · No Comments


Central Falls Bright Future Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014    12:00pm · 7:30pm    Jenks Park

Bright Future Festival

September  20  12pm-7:30pm

Jenks Park Central Falls


Join us for our 3rd Annual Central Falls Bright FutureFestival.  We have a local food vendors, tower tours, a variety of cultural performances on two separate stages and even fireworks to conclude the event.  Come down to Central Falls to see all the great things we have going on in our beautiful city.

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