It's that time of year again: North Smithfield Middle School Band Director John Knasas oils the valves of a tuba last Monday as he prepares for the start of classes on Aug. 27. (Valley Breeze photo by Bruce McCabe)
Librarian Jenn Cournoyer makes a balloon swan for 6-year-old Cassidy Beauchemin at the Cumberland Library Summer Reading Program wrap-up party. (Valley Breeze photo by Bruce McCabe)
Over three dozen moms and daughters met at the Hearthside, in Lincoln, to be part of an American Doll tea party on Sunday. The guests enjoyed snacks, tea, crafts and yard games from the early 1900's. Master of ceremonies Kathy Hartley gives seating assignments to Jennifer Lariviere, far right, from Lincoln, her niece Nikki Miller(stripes, 9, from Massachusetts, and her daughter Courtney, 5. On the far left is Jayniece Jimenez, 9, from Pawtucket, a volunteer at the event and in the back is Peg Lariviere, Courtney's grandmother. (Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth)
The Knights of Columbus hosted 250 cars at Hopkins Field for their annual Antique and Classic Car Show. The event, held on Sunday, drew hundreds of spectators who walked through rows of polished cars from the 1920s up to 2013. Fran Gordon, from Scituate, above, eyes a 1957 Corvette. (Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth)
North Providence High School custodians, from left, Henry Weston, John Nassi, Lance Mantia and Michael Troccoli, (tossing the cleaning solvent), make quick work of scrubbing the floor in the school's cafeteria Friday in preparation for opening day. The room also received a fresh coat of paint this summer, according to Town Buildings Superintendent Jim Fuoroli. Town schools open for elementary students through Grade 9 on Tuesday; high school Grades 10-12 open for classes next Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Breeze Photo by Tom Ward)
McCoy stadium, in Pawtucket, hosted the annual backpack giveaway sponsored by Back to School Celebration of Rhode Island on Saturday. Hundreds of children and adults stood in a long line for free school supplies, community information, food and backpacks. Jennifer Oliveira, center back, and her children; Isiah Oliveira, 12, Amanda Viveiros, 9, and Vanessa Viveiros, 7, receive their backpacks from a volunteer. (Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth)
A group of car enthusiasts staged a car show at the Amigos da Terceira Community Center in Pawtucket on Sunday. There were customized vehicles from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s on display. Above are Kevin Pina with his 1984 Hurst Oldsmobile, Krys Fijal with his 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle, Destini Rodriguez with her 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, Todd Drolet with his 1973 Buick Centurian and Chris Whitfield with his 1968 Oldsmobile Delta Custom. (Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth)
Salvatore Mancini Senior Center volunteer Rita Loppi. left, sells Alice Ferry a selection of greeting cards during the center's flea market last Friday. Loppi organized and ran the fundraiser throughout the week. Funds raised will benefit center activities.