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375 BALL DINNER DANCE TO KICK OFF ANNIVERSARY YEAR

(January 2, 2018) The Rehoboth 375 Committee hosts the official “kick off” of the town’s special anniversary year with a festive dinner dance at Hillside Country Club on Saturday, January 27.

     Enjoy a relaxing cocktail hour starting at 6:30 with cash bars and appetizers followed by a plated dinner with your choice of Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Stuffed Chicken Cape Cod with Cranberry Stuffing, or a vegetarian Pasta Primavera, all served with salad, vegetables and potatoes. Plus Sweet Endings Desserts and Coffee Station. 

    Live music for your listening pleasure and after dinner dancing will be provided by Rhythm 44.  As a special added attraction, Hillside Country Club will put on a special fireworks show. Ticket price is $60 per person.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Rehoboth 375 Parade to be held October 7, 2018.     

    To reserve or purchase tickets, drop by the Town Office and see Kelly Hathaway in the Selectmen’s Office or email BallTickets@Rehoboth375.com.

AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS ANNOUNCE RE-GIFTING PROJECT

(January 2, 2018) The faith-based American Heritage Girls Troop MA2712 encourage Rehoboth and Seekonk residents to bless others with your new, unused gifts beginning December 26 through January 26.  Your donations will benefit the Rehoboth Food Pantry and Seekonk Food Pantry. 

     You can drop off your donations at the following Rehoboth locations after Christmas: Rehoboth Post Office, Anawan Pharmacy, and Harvest Market (Route 6 at Rehoboth town line); and in Seekonk at: Aitken School, Hurley School, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, S & B Cleaners and Seekonk Public Library; and also at the West Dighton Christian Church.

   For more information, please contact AHG Troop Coordinator Liz Day at 774-991-0729.

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PACK 1 CUB SCOUTS ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON

(December 28, 2017)  The boys of Pack 1 Rehoboth have been in the holiday spirit during December, starting with carol singing at Attleboro Life Center where the residents enjoyed their sweet-sounding entertainment. 

    Each month, the pack chooses a local organization to support. During December, Cub Scout families donated a large amount of gently-used books to the Blanding Public Library. They also came together to wrap Blizzard of Giving gifts for the annual community holiday giving program.  Each den wrapped their gifts before loading them up to bring some merriment to local families.  Cubs concluded the night with fun Christmas activities including ornament making and gingerbread decorating.

    Although Santa was in the peak of his busy season, he was kind enough to stop by Pack 1 where he met with all the Cubs providing each (siblings as well) with their very own Pinewood Derby car kit.

     Pack 1 wants to wish everyone a happy and safe new year, and also invite you to their January fundraiser - a spaghetti dinner and bingo night on Friday, January 26 from 6 to 8 PM at Rehoboth Congregational Church.  For ticket information, please email Alexandra.fiore1@gmail.com or visit the Pack’s Facebook page.

 
REHOBOTH MINUTEMEN BEING ANOTHER BUSY YEAR

(January 4, 2018) The Rehoboth Minute Company, 13th Continental Regiment, commonly known as the Rehoboth Minutemen, begin another busy year of activities. 

    Since 1993, the historic re-enactors have participated in parades, ceremonies, encampments, battle re-enactments and educational events. Members portray the original 1774 unit in civilian dress, accoutrements and firearms.  Individuals and families participate as musket men, drummers, fifers, and camp followers.

    As a non-profit, educational organization, the group is always looking for new members of all ages, particularly this year as Rehoboth celebrates its 375 anniversary.  The company retains memberships in the following historic re-enactment groups: Continental Line, The Burning of the Valleys Military Association, Inc., The Living History Association and the Commanders Round Table.

    Anyone interested in learning more should attend the next meeting at Palmer River Elementary School on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 PM.  Inside drills are planned at Goff Memorial Hall on Tuesday, January 30, Tuesday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 27.

    New officers will command the field this year including Captain Eric Duquette, Lt. Eric Trevail, and Ensign Glen Dady.  The group’s governing board includes President John Carr, Vice President Cathy Potter, and Secretary Martin Eastly.

    Minute Company members are scheduled to gather on January 13 at the Durfee Lafayette House in Fall River.  Other winter events include a sewing bee for new members to make colonial clothing, and a musket cartridge rolling night. Additionally, a committee has been formed to organize a historic Time Line event on September 22 at Nike Field as part of the town-wide 375 Celebration. 

The group will participate in their first parade of 2018 on Saturday, March 3 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for that city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  For more information, visit 13thContinentalRegiment.com.

 
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EHOBOTH MAN NAMED PARTNER IN PROVIDENCE LAW FIRM

(January 16, 2018) Rehoboth resident Christian Jenner was recently named partner in the law firm of Duffy & Sweeney headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

     Jenner has a multifaceted dispute resolution practice with an emphasis on complex business litigation and technology law.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association. A substantial part of his practice is devoted to representing and providing strategic advice to private and publically-traded companies before litigation arises, and he has cost-effectively resolved disputes through negotiation and mediation.  He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the last four years.

     Before joining Duffy & Sweeney in 2015, Jenner worked as an attorney in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and as legal counsel for the State of Rhode Island in the Office of the Governor.  He is a 2003 graduate of Georgetown University (summa cum laude) and a 2007 graduate of Harvard Law School (cum laude).

     A native of West Greenwich, Jenner is a board member for the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America and Chairperson of its Friends of Scouting effort. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

     Duffy & Sweeney provides strategic legal counsel to businesses and individuals with a focus on business law and litigation.

 
ARTS IN THE VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES TO WELCOME THE BOSTON TRIO

(January 18, 2018) The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society’s Arts in the Village Concert Series will present a performance by the highly regarded Boston Trio on Saturday, February 24 at Goff Memorial Hall. This concert is supported in part by BayCoast Bank and by a grant form the Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

    Since their formation in 1997, the Boston Trio has become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire.  This concert will feature works for piano trio written largely before the nineteenth century. Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Jonah Ellsworth, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloists, recitalists, and chamber musicians and have appeared with major orchestras and at premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

    Ellsworth has performed as soloist with the Boston Symphony, Akron Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, and New Bedford Symphony. Muresanu, who has appeared as soloist with the Boston Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and other top international orchestras, is the recipient of top prizes at the Montreal International Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition. Park, who made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 15, is the founding member of the Boston Trio and founder and artistic director of the Halcyon Music Festival.

    Highlights from the group’s 2017-2018 season include a second performance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and tours from California to upstate New York. Recent appearances include concerts at UCLA, Detroit ProMusica, Maui Classical Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Boston Philharmonic.

   The Trio has coached chamber music at the Tanglewood Institute of Music, has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been in residence at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. The individual members serve on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and are in demand as master class teachers throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.

 
SINE NOMINEE CHORAL ENSEMBLE PRESENT MUSIC OF THE GERMAN BAROQUE AT TWO FEBRUARY CONCERTS

(January 24, 2018) The Sine Nomine choral ensemble, founded by Rehoboth resident Glenn Guittari in 1993, continues their twenty-fifth anniversary season with two concerts in February.  “Music of the German Baroque” will be performed on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM in the First Unitarian Church Hall, 1 Benevolent Street in Providence, and on Sunday, February 11 at 3 PM at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street in Fall River.

     Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir dedicated to performing early music within diverse and innovative concert programs designed to share a passion for choral music with a wide audience.

    The February concerts will feature the choir along with a Baroque band led by Laura Gulley, assisted by Catherine Hawkes, recorder, and Heidi Dion and Lisa Babbitt, sopranos.  In the words of Giuttari, the concert will feature “some flashy chamber music of Telemann, Schütz's fabulous and introspective Selig sind die Toten, and Bach’s for Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and the motet Lobet den Herrn” as well as solo works by violinist Julia McKenzie, cellist Daniel Rowe, and organist Catherine Gordon.  

    The February performances mark the second of three concert sets exploring a broad sweep of choral musical traditions. Subsequent concerts are scheduled May 11-12, 2018.

      Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 seniors and students with ID. Refreshments will follow each performance. For tickets and other details, please go to sinenominechoir.org. Further inquiries can be directed to 508-748-2178.

 

REHOBOTH GIRL SCOUTS ENJOY FUN AND EXERCISE

(January 24, 2018) Rehoboth & Seekonk Girl Scouts came together for fun and exercise at a recent Zumba class with instructors Beth Lamarre and Laura Peterson who offered a free class to the girls at Rehoboth Congregational Church. 

     As a community service, the Scouts brought new underwear, socks, and diapers that will be donated to local residents in need. 

     Rehoboth Girl Scouts are also selling all your favorite Girl Scout Cookies.  Watch for local sales or check the area sales online.

CPR CLASS, PASTA AND BINGO, AND A KLONDIKE DERBY KEEP REHOBOTH BOY SCOUTS BUSY

(January 26, 2018) Rehoboth Boy Scout troops have been busy so far this new year. Captain Ken Marcotrigiano of the Rehoboth Fire Department recently provided a first aid and CPR certification class to help local Webelos meet requirements to earn their First Responder badge. The Scouts had a great night learning hands-on safety and first aid skills.

   Team Snow Leopards represented Pack 1 Rehoboth in the 2018 Klondike Derby. The boys and the families did a great job making all aluminum sleds that will last years, maybe even decades. The boys pulled the sleds around for six hours with no complaints, only smiles.

    Pack 1 Rehoboth Cub Scouts would like to thank the community for supporting their January pasta dinner and bingo night event.

 
COMMUNITY ASKED TO HELP FAMILY WITH MEALS

(January 29, 2018) A Meal Train campaign has been set up for the month of February to assist the Chartier family of Rehoboth as mom Kelly continues to battle a gastrointestinal illness and faces more surgery.

    The online sign-up campaign to cook and deliver meals to the family was organized by resident Stacy Haskell to help the family.  Husband and father of Travis, Emma, Ben and Brianna, has been working extra hours to pay for medical expenses and is often not home to prepare dinner for the family.

    According to Haskell, the family faces “challenges and struggles that many of us could ever know or even imagine.”  Haskell writes on the Meal Train webpage that Chartiers continue to keep their four  children involved in sports and extracurricular activities. 

     Volunteers are asked to cook a meal for 1 adult and four children to be delivered between 5 and 5:30 PM to the family.  Due to her illness, Kelly herself in unable to eat normally.  There are no special diet restrictions for the rest of the family. 

   Those interested should visit MealTrain for sign up to make a meal for the Chartier family during the month of February.  Cash donations are also accepted on this website.

 
REHOBOTH GARDEN CLUB AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO DIGHTON RESIDENT

(January 29, 2018) The Rehoboth Garden Club's 2017-2018 scholarship recipient, Dighton resident Jeffrey Fisk was recently presented with a check a $1,000 scholarship from the Rehoboth Garden Club.  

    A graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School, Fisk majored in floriculture and is now a biology major at Bristol Community College.

    Pictured above with Fisk are Rehoboth Garden Club Co-President Mary Louise Pacheco, Co-President Linda McHugh and Scholarship Committee Chair Pat Knowles. 

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION TOPIC OF COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

(January 30, 2018) The greater Rehoboth community is invited to attend a special presentation on the topic of suicide prevention on Monday, March 19 from 6 to 7:45 PM at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road in Rehoboth.

    This community conversation on issues related to suicide is a collaboration of the Rehoboth Board of Health, Rehoboth Public Health Nurse, Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Community Counseling of Bristol County, Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, and the Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition.

    Speakers will address issues of loss, grief and healing, suicide attempts and recovery, and new, innovative wellness check options and trainings for a variety of impacted people including new resilience based & creativity focused projects for teens. Please join us for this public health forum.

    For more information, please contact Jaime Conlon, RN Rehoboth Public Health Nurse at 508-252-5947, ext. 3127 or email jconlon@town.rehoboth.ma.us.

DECA STUDENTS EMBODY

THE “D-R DIFFERENCE”

(January 30, 2018) Fifteen students involved in the DECA program at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School were recently recognized by district School Superintendent Dr. Anthony Azar for competing and winning multiple awards in a state qualifying competition for Massachusetts DECA.

   DECA is an international association of both high school and college students as well as teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, sales and service.

    “We appreciate the students hard work and determination in garnering so many awards and are proud that these students consistently embody the D-R Difference,” said Azar.  “Once again congratulations to each of these students and their families.”

    Competing against 750 students from 14 schools in the MA DECA District 2, the DRRHS winners move forward to the DECA State Career Development Conference in Boston from March 8 to 10 with aspirations to advance to the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia. 

    Emily Leonard and David Joachim took 1st Place - Financial Services Team; Zoe Fitzgerald and Ben Hoskins who took 1st Place - Entrepreneurship Team; and Alyssa Medeiros and Celina Medeiros  took 2nd Place - Travel and Tourism Team. 

    Top Six Medals were awarded to: Heather Devolle, International Business Plan; Megan Kelley, Business Finance; Noah Avila, Hospitality & Tourism Team;

Colby Deschenes, Hospitality & Tourism Team; Chris Pires, Automotive Services Marketing; Andrew Gagnon, Business Services Marketing; Sophie Raposa, Financial Services Team; Kaitlyn Marcotrigiano, Financial Services Team; and

Jason DeRosa, Accounting Applications.

    “I would like to thank all of the teachers and advisors for their strong influence,” said Dan Demers, DRRHS advisor to DECA, while thanking D-R business teachers Trish Madsen, Barry Cowgill, and retired marketing teacher David Lentz.

     For more information about DECA at DRRHS, contact Demers at ddemers@drregional.org.

 

1st Place Financial Services Team Emily Leonard and David Joachim

1st Place Entrepreneurship Team Zoe Fitzgerald and

Ben Hoskins

2nd Place Travel and Tourism Team

Alyssa Medeiros and

Celina Medeiros

WE LOVE REHOBOTH

(February 8, 2018) Residents are invited by the Rehoboth 375 Anniversary Committee to participate in a town-wide “Put a Heart On It” campaign on Valentine’s Day to show town pride by displaying hearts in windows and doors.

     Rehoboth Girl Scout Brownie Troop 628 is getting ready for Valentine's Day by making heart shaped bookmarks for family and friends (top left) and Renee Medeiros of Rehoboth shared photos of the hearts in her her bay window (bottom left).  Michelle Botelho placed this display at the entrance to Round Farm Road (top right).

     Share your heart images by emailing photos to info@RehobothNow.com and/or info@Rehoboth375.com.