FOOD PANTRY HELPS STUDENTS DURING SUMMER

The Rehoboth Food Pantry reminds parents/guardians that any student attending Palmer River Elementary, D.L. Beckwith Middle School, or DRRHS already qualified for free or reduced school meals is eligible for assistance from the food pantry.  Meals and snack items for the eligible kids and family can be picked up at the Rehoboth Food Pantry, 51 Winthrop Street rear of building, every Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.  “We hope that all our children have healthy meals, healthy lives, and enjoy the summer,” said Scott Lacourse, board member of the Rehoboth Food Pantry.


ONCE-IN-375-YEARS REHOBOTH 375 GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Rehoboth 375 Golf Tournament will be held simultaneously on six Rehoboth courses on Monday, August 13.  Players are encouraged to register now for this fundraiser to raise money for the Rehoboth 375 Parade in October.  Tee sign sponsorships are available through July 13 for $70.  Sponsor names will be included on a big board at each of the six golf courses for everyone to see. Sponsors will also receive a framed certificate to display in your office or business.  Tournament fee includes golf, giveaways, plus a Chicken Dinner and raffles at Francis Farm.  Visit Rehoboth375.com for full details and registration form.


375 EVENT TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Town of Rehoboth now offers event ticket purchase online for upcoming Rehoboth 375 Anniversary events including:  375 Clambake on Saturday, July 21 (clam bake, chicken dinner, kid’s meals).  Just visit the town website for online ticket purchase.  The clambake requires meal choices, so reservations must be made and tickets purchased by July 14.  No walk-ins for this event.


JACOB VENTURA LEAVES REP. HOWITT’S OFFICE

TO RUN FOR STATE SENATE SEAT IN NOVEMBER

Jacob J. Ventura recently resigned as a staff member to State Representative Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk) to seek the Bristol Norfolk senate seat in the November 2018 election.  Ventura, an attorney, also plans to practice law in the private sector. Resignation from state employment allows him to personally solicit campaign donations. “I will be a full-time candidate,” said Ventura who is running as a Republican candidate.  The North Bristol district includes the towns of Rehoboth, Seekonk, Norton and Mansfield along with precinct 3B and wards 4, 5, and 6 in the city of Attleboro, plus the towns of Foxborough, Medfield, Walpole and precincts 1, 4, and 5 of Sharon in Norfolk County. Ventura worked in Howitt’s oice from 2011 to 2013, and most recently from March 2017 to June 2018.


REHOBOTH GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Rehoboth Garden Club is proud to offer our annual $1,000 second semester scholarship to a high school senior or graduate student. Students from the Rehoboth area and other Southeastern Massachusetts localities are eligible. Applicants must have been accepted to an accredited college or graduate school, and must major in some area of natural or environmental science. Click here for 3-page application which is also available on the Rehoboth Garden Club Facebook page,  or in writing to The Rehoboth Garden Club, 117 Carpenter Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2018.


REHOBOTH RESIDENT TO RECEIVE WILD WOWAN AWARD

Rehoboth resident Donna Mac will be one of ten recipients of the “Wild Women” award to be presented on June 13 by the Women’s Resource Center serving Newport and Bristol Counties in Rhode Island. The nonprofit domestic violence intervention and prevention services agency will honor the women for making the world a better place through their volunteer and leadership efforts.  The event will be held at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. Mac is founder/president of D Mac Voice Communications.


REHOBOTH GARDEN CLUB NEWS AND MEETING INFO

The Rehoboth Garden Club would like to thank everyone who helped make the recent plant sale such a success, especially: Rehoboth Firefighters and EMTs who opened and closed the shed doors; Araujo's Farm & Greenhouses, and Souza's Family Farm for supporting our sale; members who contributed their perennials, time and talents; and loyal customers whose purchases help to fund our scholarship, civic and educational programs. Next year's plant sale is scheduled for Saturday May 11, 2019. The next meeting of the Rehoboth Garden Club will take place on Sunday, June 3 beginning 12 noon at the Anawan Club in Rehoboth. Members and their guests will enjoy a potluck lunch and the opportunity to relax and socialize in a picturesque, rustic setting. This is a great time to join our garden club. You don't need to have a green thumb, just the desire to be part of a group that enjoys learning, shares talents and wants to make Rehoboth a more beautiful, healthier place, while having fun along the way. For information about our projects, plans or membership, please contact Dianne Burns at 508-336-9933 or dburns54@comcast.net.


REHOBOTH 375 COMMEMORATIVES

The 375 Committee is now selling FOUR types of commemorative shirts, tee-shirts, polo shirts in two fabrics, tanks in multiple colors, and denim shirts (short and long sleeve).  The shirts are are available for purchase at Anawan Pharmacy and at selected 375 Anniversary events.  A big thank you to Anawan Pharmacy for graciously helping the 375 Committee by stocking and selling the shirts and other commemorative items including stemless wine glasses etched with the 375 logo.  All types of payment are accepted at the pharmacy including credit cards or check payable to: Rehoboth 375 Committee. There are other excellent commemorative products for sale by authorized Rehoboth 375 Anniversary vendors including tote bags, pottery, and a beautiful throw blanket.  Visit the Shop Page on Rehoboth375.com

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YOGA FOR FAMILIES FREE SESSIONS AT BLANDING LIBRARY

This free parent-child wellness program is offered at the Blanding Library on Friday, June 22 from 10 to 11 AM for newborns through age eight and their parent/caregiver.  Sponsored by the New Bedford based PACE Child Care Works Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. For more info on the program, please contact Jocelyn at 508-984-3559 or email jarvalho@paceccw.org


REHOBOTH ANIMAL ADVOCATES  CLAM BAKE FUNDRAISER

Rehoboth Animal Advocates hosts a clambake fundraiser on Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 6 PM at Francis Farm in Rehoboth. The meal features a clam bake (clams with melted butter, fish, onion, sausage, white and sweet potato, brown bread and watermelon for $40 per person; Chicken Dinner (half BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll & butter, and watermelon) for $20 per person; and Children’s Menu (chicken nuggets, hamburger or hot dog plates) for $8. The event will also feature raffles and music by The Strange Band.  All tickets will be entered for a door prize.  Ticket cutoff date is June 10.  For tickets, call Karen at 774-991-1942 or email RehobothAnimalAdvocatesMA@gmail.com.


BLANDING LIBARY KICKS OFF SUMMER WITH MR. VINNY

The Blanding Public Library will welcome Mr. Vinny from Toe Jam Puppet Band for a “Fun and Giant Bubbles” show on Wednesday, June 27 starting at 10:30 AM.  All ages are welcome to attend. No registration required.


TRY YOUR LUCK AT THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION MEAT RAFFLE; KIM’S KITCHEN OPEN FOR DINNER

Sons of the American Legion host their monthly meat raffle on Friday, June 29 starting at 6 PM at American Legion Post 302  “at the cannon” on Bay State Road.  Kim’s Kitchen will be serving dinner.  Cash bar open.  Drop by to relax, have fun and purchases chances to win great meat products.


FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT REHOBOTH 375 CLAMBAKE

To celebrate Rehoboth’s 375 anniversary year, everyone is invited to experience one of Rehoboth's oldest time-honored traditions -- the summer clambake -- on Saturday, July 21 from 2 to 7 PM at Francis Farm, Francis Farm Road in Rehoboth.  In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society's annual summer clambake was publicized as the "largest bake served under the largest tent in New England" with people traveling hours to attend. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST by July 14 for the Rehoboth 375 Clambake.  Clambake is $36.50 per person including clams, melted butter, fish, sausage, sweet and white potato, onions, corn, watermelon and brown bread & butter. BBQ Chicken Dinner is $24 per person including 1/2 BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dinner roll & butter. Kids Meal (under 12) $5 choice of burgers and/or hotdogs and chips. Tickets available online at: town.rehoboth.ma.us, or find a link to online ticket sales on Rehoboth375.com. This fundraiser will help fund the Rehoboth 375 Parade. For more information, email ClamBake@Rehoboth375.com.


REHOBOTH 375 FAMILY CARNIVAL ON THE REDWAY PLAIN

Celebrate Rehoboth’s 375 Anniversary with family fun at Mark Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park on the Redway Plain from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29.  The carnival will feature thrill rides, family rides, and kiddie rides plus a variety of concessions and food vendors. There will be a fireworks show on Friday, July 27 (rain date of Saturday, July 28). The Rehoboth 375 Committee will be selling anniversary commemoratives items. 


AUGUST MEAT RAFFLE AND KIM’S KITCHEN AT POST 302

Try your luck at the monthly surf and turf raffle at American Legion Post 302 hosted by the Sons of the American Legion on Friday, July 27.  Kim’s Kitchen will be open.  Cash bar.


REHOBOTH ANAWAN (LADY) LIONS PRESENT

THE  GREAT GATLIN SHOW ON JULY 28

The Gatlins return to Rehoboth in a benefit concert hosted by the Anawan Lady Lions on Saturday, July 28 at 95 Cameron Way. The show will feature country music, rock n’ roll, and opera. Fireworks after the show courtesy of John and Tricia Ferreira. Hamburgers, hot dogs, beer and wine will be sold at the event.  Proceeds from this event, open to the public, will support service projects of the Anawan Lions. Tickets are $30 per person, available by contacting Jeanne Noons at 508-824-0534 or Elaine Ferreira at 508-336-5049.

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