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Special Election Brews, Share Holiday News

Special Election - Campaign junkies rejoice - there's a Special Election brewing to fill the Dist. 49 seat vacated by new Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. Prospective candidates should mark their calendars - there are only two calendar days to declare your candidacy at City Hall.

Share the Season
- The holidays are here! Share in the spirit with the rest of Woonsocket by sharing your photos with Santa, recipes, gift ideas, etc. on Patch. Get the details here

YWCA Mitten Tree - 
YWCA RI at 514 Blackstone St. is displaying a Mitten Tree from now until Jan. 10.  A Mitten Tree holds mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and other warm clothing on its branches, typically for children. Anyone in need of these items is welcome to them. 

All donations are warmly welcomed. Please leave labels/tags on for
information regarding clothing materials and sizes. To learn more,
stop by YWCA Rhode Island at 514 Blackstone Street in Woonsocket or
call 401-769-7450.

Yard Waste Pickup Ends
- Curbside pick-up of yard waste (grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc.) will END on your trash/recycling curbside collection day this week. Curbside yard waste collection will resume in April 
2014.

The yard waste drop-off site in Blackstone, MA, off Canal Street (North Smithfield) will close for the season on Saturday, Dec. 7. The site will re-open in April 2014. It is illegal to throw yard waste in the household waste 
collection carts. Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at (401) 767-8880.
 
Toys for Tots at Globe - Globe Park School's student senate/PTA is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots this year through Dec. 13. Donations can be left in the bin at the school's front office, 192 Avenue A.

Centennial celebration. Revel in the season Friday after 2 p.m. at The Villa at Saint Antoine Courtyard, 400 Mendon Road, North Smithfield as you stroll through the decked-out halls of the Villa at Saint Antoine. More than 30 beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be on display inside a heated tent. Sip on the Villa’s special hot cocoa, and awe at the magnificent showcase of Christmas trees donated and decorated by community organizations, local businesses, families and friends.

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