WOONSOCKET â€” The city's historic downtown district will be awash in holiday spirit Thursday evening when the 4th Annual Woonsocket Main Street Holiday Stroll kicks off with a celebration featuring live entertainment, carriage rides, food and song, and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony next to City Hall.
Festivities take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WOONSOCKET --- It must have been the beard. Or it must have been the bright blue camouflage shorts.
No, the real reason why Joe Gardner was impressive in winning his super middleweight bout with previously-unbeaten Alex Amparo on Thursday night was that he was a very busy fighter from start to finish and showed zero signs of slowing down.
Frank Vekeman, of East Woonsocket, secures his 12-foot Santa and Frosty Christmas decorations at his Halsey Road home Friday. Vekeman has been putting up his holiday display for the past five years.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Historical Society will be hosting its annual Christmas open house on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m.
Many of the historical societyâ€™s old toys will be on display. Guests are invited to bring an old toy for â€śShow & Tell.â€ť
Also on display will be a personal collection of â€śhead vasesâ€ť that date to the 1950â€™s and 1960â€™s. Head vases depict a womanâ€™s head with a hat and were used by florists for floral arrangements. Today, they are highly collectible.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 48-year-old city man was charged with domestic assault and related violations after allegedly attacking a roommate during a dispute this week in their Burnside Avenue apartment.
The victim, Babacar Seck, went to the police station to file a complaint against John Trites, 48, after Trites allegedly grabbed him by the throat and pounded his head into the drywall of the apartment during the alleged assault.
Pauline G. Blanchard
WOONSOCKET- Pauline G. Blanchard, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Clement Blanchard.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Archille and Maria (Dumas) Belanger.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carol Godfrin and Gail Dion; five grandchildren, Stephen and Kevin Dion, Lisa, Michael, and Carl Godfrin; six great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. She was the sister of the late Marielle Belanger, Jacqueline Bizier, Gabrielle Dubois, and Aurelle Belanger.
WOONSOCKET- Florida Auger 90, formerly of Springwater Dr. died Thursday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Raoul Auger.
Born in Mendon, MA she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Menard) Plouffe.
Florida was a homemaker, she loved taking care of her family, playing cards and word search.
Therese J. Cote
BLACKSTONE- Therese J. Cote, 87, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Rose (Lebel) Cote.
She was the sister of the late Leo, Rene, Raymond, Roger and Maurice Cote and Rina L'Heureux, Aline Laquerre, Simone Cote, and Sr. Muriel Cote, SGS. She leaves her cherished nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Adolph P. Tomaszek
NO. SMITHFIELD- Adolph "Tom" P. Tomaszek, 91, of No. Smithfield, passed away at home on Nov. 26th. He was the loving husband of the late Genevieve (Tycks) Tomaszek.
Born, April 1, 1921 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Paul P. & Louisa (Krajewski) Tomaszek.
WOONSOCKET â€” Landmark Medical Center has laid-off another 22 of its employees but the staffing cuts, following an earlier 31 layoffs, will not diminish the quality of patient care, according to the hospital.
The layoffs were the result of a downturn in the Cass Avenue-based hospital corporationâ€™s patient census and the need to reduce costs, according to Bill Fischer, Landmarkâ€™s spokesman.