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April 3rd, 2011

Woonsocket's Picard brothers came home from WW II

April 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET -- There can be no greater moment during war time than when parents are reunited with sons and daughters who are serving in the military.
The Picard family had such a moment in the photo above as sons Raymond and James, took a picture in front of their Jenkes Street home with their parents, Anna and Patrick.
James Picard’s daughter, Linda Fontaine, sent these photos from the family scrapbook in to The Call.
Here is part of what she wrote:

Send your veterans photos to The Call

April 3, 2011

The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@woonsocketcall.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.

Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Years served:
Location of tours:
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Three brothers went to war; two came home

April 3, 2011

By TERRY NAU
PAWTUCKET -- It seems like every person who lived through World War II has a story to tell. The war impacted everyone in the country back in the 1940s. Young men were drafted or enlisted in the military. Some able-bodied men worked in essential jobs and were required to continue in those jobs to help produce war materials for use by our armed services.
Women moved into the work force, too, gaining a foothold in the working world that they would never lose.

Rick's Music finds new home in Cumberland

April 3, 2011

CUMBERLAND — Rick Verfaille has a new home for his Rick’s Music business at 2352 Mendon Road and is settling in after a busy winter moving there. Rick’s offers quality performance instruments, rent to own instrument purchases, repair services, and lessons by professional music instructors.
Verfaille started the business 29 years ago while doing repair work on wind instruments after college out of his parents Ovila and Doris Verfaille’s Woonsocket home and has seen it become ever more popular with the music crowd in the years since.

April 2nd

Loal teacher recognized for innovative educational project

April 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Esther Lebron, an early childhood education teacher at Connecting for Children and Families, is the recipient of one of 50 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher awards selected from a pool of nationwide applicants.
Lebron will receive $1,000 during a ceremony at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia on April 14, according to the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation.

N. Smithfield High grad running Boston Marathon for Special Olympics

April 3, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Running in the Boston Marathon has been on Elisabeth C. Nangle's "bucket list" for a long time, but being only 23, she figured she had plenty of time to accomplish that goal.
That is, until she realized about five months ago that the organization she works for - Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) - had two spots left on a six-member team to run in this year's marathon and raise money for the Special Olympics.

April 1st

Afghan crash claims life of Cumberland soldier

April 2, 2011

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A vehicle designed to protect soldiers from armor-piercing roadside bombs has rolled over in Afghanistan, fatally wounding a member of the Massachusetts National Guard from Cumberland.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter, the officer in charge of the Massachusetts National Guard, says Spc. Dennis Poulin died Thursday in Germany, where he was evacuated for treatment.
Poulin's "mine resistant, ambush-protected" vehicle rolled over on Monday in Afghanistan's Konar Province.

Schools hope financial literacy course pays dividends for kids

April 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET – It's been called the wise man's religion and the root of all evil. It can be cold and hard and still burn a hole in your pocket. It's bread, dough and cabbage all at the same time, unless you're bringing it home, in which case it's bacon.
Money can be confusing, even for grownups who are used to obsessing over it. Imagine what it's like for a child.
Melissa Bavoux does. And then she does something about it.

March 31st

RI's EDC chief pays visit to Burrillville

April 1, 2011

BURRILLVILLE - Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Executive Director Keith Stokes visited with the Burrillville Town Council Tuesday to discuss local economic development initiatives.

Middle school's Family Night makes math, science fun for all

April 1, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Math and science are usually something students face in the classroom or at home when they open their books to do homework.
But at the Hamlet Avenue middle school on Wednesday night, math and science were subjects to be enjoyed in the form of brain teasers and geometry games and presentations about the environment.
The games pitted students against their parents in some fun, but difficult, challenges based on assembling designs with geometric shapes or variations of the popular Sudoku numbers game.

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