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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.

 
R
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.