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Block party will rock

August 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – 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.
It’s all part of the city’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.

City to get Arch of Triumph

August 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – As this struggling French-Canadian enclave 40 miles south of Boston marks its 125th anniversary, it’s putting out a defiant message of hope by building its own version of France’s iconic Arc de Triomphe.
The Woonsocket Arch of Triumph will be an exact one-third size mockup of the original – small next to the Parisian version, but still massive in comparison to most of the neighboring local architecture – 68 feet high and 50 feet wide.

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