Woonsocket Call

Faces & Places

- Photos by Ernest A. Brown

Scenes from around the Blackstone Valley as seen by photograph­er Ernest A. Brown.

Sunday’s Daytona 500 wasn’t the biggest race of the weekend for Cooper Burgess, 6, right, a member of Cub Scout Pack 2 Woonsocket, who watches as the judges look over the cars competing in Saturday’s Pinewood Derby at Holy Family Church.

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 ??  ?? LEFT: King Jace, the master of ceremonies for Woonsocket’s annual Mardi Gras celebratio­n, arrives for the Queen’s Coronation at Savini’s Pomodoro Friday evening. An annual feature of the festivitie­s, guessing which prominent Woonsocket resident is playing the role, ended with the unmasking of King Jace as arts supporter, Realtor and former City Council member Garrett Mancieri.
LEFT: King Jace, the master of ceremonies for Woonsocket’s annual Mardi Gras celebratio­n, arrives for the Queen’s Coronation at Savini’s Pomodoro Friday evening. An annual feature of the festivitie­s, guessing which prominent Woonsocket resident is playing the role, ended with the unmasking of King Jace as arts supporter, Realtor and former City Council member Garrett Mancieri.
 ??  ?? RIGHT: Cameron Wright, 9, a member the Webelos, Pack 2, Woonsocket, proudly holds up his “Patriots Car’ he made for the races. It has actual body shop paint and took 40 hours to construct the car, he said.
RIGHT: Cameron Wright, 9, a member the Webelos, Pack 2, Woonsocket, proudly holds up his “Patriots Car’ he made for the races. It has actual body shop paint and took 40 hours to construct the car, he said.
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 ??  ?? ABOVE: Mount St. Charles hockey Dave Belisle and his father, longtime Mount coach Bill Belisle, seated, receive the applause on the ice and in the stands at Adelard Arena in Woonsocket Friday night as they were honored for their long service to the school’s hockey program before the season’s final regular season R.I. Interschol­astic League home game against Bishop Hendricken.
ABOVE: Mount St. Charles hockey Dave Belisle and his father, longtime Mount coach Bill Belisle, seated, receive the applause on the ice and in the stands at Adelard Arena in Woonsocket Friday night as they were honored for their long service to the school’s hockey program before the season’s final regular season R.I. Interschol­astic League home game against Bishop Hendricken.
 ??  ?? ABOVE: Justin Cournoyer, 6, watches as his car finishes in one of the Pinewood Derby heats on Saturday.
ABOVE: Justin Cournoyer, 6, watches as his car finishes in one of the Pinewood Derby heats on Saturday.

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