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Students hold Empty Bowls Project to raise funds for pantry

March 17, 2013

BLACKSTONE — The Blackstone-Millville Chapter of the National Honor Society held its seventh annual “Empty Bowls Project” dinner recently in the high school cafeteria.
The room was set-up to look like a soup kitchen where soup, bread and desserts were served. Each of the 33 NHS members was required to sell tickets to the community, while faculty and staff members from the five schools in Blackstone and Millville bought tickets from designated faculty.

Aldi supermarket plans April 4 grand opening

March 17, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Work on the new Aldi supermarket at Dowling Village is wrapping up and Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton said on Friday plans are in the works for the store’s grand opening the morning of April 4.
Hamilton has been invited to the store’s ribbon-cutting ceremony that morning and noted there will be grand opening giveaways and other activities at the store.
“We are very excited about that; the only other Aldi's I am aware of in Rhode Island is in Providence,” she said of the Germany-based supermarket chain’s arrival in the Blackstone Valley.

Cory’s Crusaders are ready for battle -- May 5 fundraiser/race

March 17, 2013

BLACKSTONE — Never give up.
Those were the three words Cory Gaudet lived by every day; words that not only inspired him to forge during his 19-month battle with a terminal brain tumor, but also inspired the family members and friends who shared his short, but remarkable life.

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