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Today: A Whitehouse Visit, an MLK Banquet, and a Rwanda Fundraiser

Check out briefs on city events and news in the Jan. 13, 2012 edition of Five Things to Know Today.

U.S. Senator visits Park View Manor-

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will visit Park View Manor High Rise at 218 Pond St. today to discuss his efforts to preserve Social Security and Medicare benefits, crack down on Medicare fraud and abuse, make prescription drugs more affordable by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies, and other issues important to Woonsocket seniors. The event will begin at 3 p.m.

Beer and Dynamite-

At 6 p.m., stop by the on Social Street for beer and a dynamite cook-off to support the Global Citizenship Project. Six Woonsocket High School students will being going on a three-week trip to Rwanda and this is their final fundraiser. A $10 ticket includes all the beer and dynamite you can manage, along with raffles, a DJ and a chance to win the title of the best dynamites in Woonsocket! If you are interested in donating dynamites or purchasing tickets in advance call Jason Marzini at 401-651-5855 or contact Jason at jmarzini@gmail.com. 

MLK Banquet-

The MLK Community Committee will host a Banquet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at .  The speaker will be Rev. Doris Hooks of Providence, RI and the wood replicas of the s which will be placed at the island at the intersection of Mason and South Main streets will be unveiled. Tickets for adults are $25 and $10 for children under 12 years old.  To purchase tickets, call Emma Dandy at 401-935-5285.

Friday the 13th-

Long before the horror movie franchise, superstitious folks considered today unlucky because of the double-whammy bad-luck associations of the number 13 and the day Friday. If you happen to be one of them, you might avoid travel and signing contracts today.  

And for your final Friday Thing to Know, Reflections with Connie Lemonde-

REFLECTIONS

“There's a spot!” Mary shouted, as she pointed to an open parking space.

As Lou, the driver saw it and switched on her directionals,  a car coming from the opposite direction had blinking lights showing that it was headed for the same place.

“We saw it first,” Lou said, as she pushed cautiously on the gas pedal. 

“You'll get it,” Mary assured her, as she closed her eyes tightly. “I'm visualizing it very hard.”  

“Well, they must have visualized it harder,” Lou retorted, as she turned toward her friend. 'Wake up. They got there first..” 

As they passed by the car that had just sneaked into the space, Mary bellowed a few choice words, followed with “But, we saw it first!”

“Forget it,” Lou said, as she drove slowly in search of another place. “Two cars just won't fit in a one-car space. Life is filled with things like that.. It isn't worth getting your blood to circulate wildly around your body and end up totally stressing you out--or worse, sick.”
                                           
“But I visualized!”

“It comes back to the same thing! Only one could get the space! Let it go; live in the flow. Your body will appreciate that very much and you'll have a healthier life.”

Lemonde's short inspirational, surprising and humorous stories about local people can be heard on radio station WOON 1240 AM every Friday at 9:00 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. Also available online at www.onworldwide.com anytime. Just scroll down to to C'est La Vie.  Do you have an inspiring or interesting story to tell? Contact Lemonde at conlemonde@gmail.com. SUBJECT: radio

John January 13, 2012 at 02:08 PM
And so it starts, both david and sheldon were in Woonsocket trying to stir up the elderly with stories how they are going to save social security. Anyone who votes for these two clowns needs to have their heads examined.

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