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SHOPPING LOCALLY

November 27, 2011

Jessica Bliss and her daughter, Gabriella, 4, of Cumberland, shop for bead bracelets Saturday at Tranquil Gardens on Mendon Road in Cumberland. Yesterday was known nationally as Shop Local Saturday — to offset the frenzy of shoppers who frequented the ‘big box’ chain stores on Black Friday.

Mencuccis bring town’s colorful past to life

November 27, 2011

GLOCESTER – Working from their home studio in neighboring Burrillville, hobby videographers Carlo and Betty Mencucci have just finished a follow-up to their well-received 2009 documentary on the town’s history, “West of the Seven Mile Line.”
While the first installment covered the town’s earliest days, this one touches on the most colorful events of the 1700s through the late 1800s, from the tragic saga of “Betty the Learned Elephant” to the discovery of gold in the woods of Durfee Hill.

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