WOONSOCKET â€“ Organizers of the biggest block party on the East Coast have announced the entertainment lineup for a dozen stages that will stretch for a half-mile through downtown.
Itâ€™s all part of the cityâ€™s 125th anniversary celebration scheduled for Aug. 29, spearheaded by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and a dedicated band of volunteers. The Call is the designated media partner for the event.
Stage 1, at 2 Main St., will feature the Meadowlarks, a big band group with a dozen members.
Stage 2, 20 Main St. will feature country music with a band to be announced.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As this struggling French-Canadian enclave 40 miles south of Boston marks its 125th anniversary, itâ€™s putting out a defiant message of hope by building its own version of Franceâ€™s iconic Arc de Triomphe.
The Woonsocket Arch of Triumph will be an exact one-third size mockup of the original â€“ small next to the Parisian version, but still massive in comparison to most of the neighboring local architecture â€“ 68 feet high and 50 feet wide.