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Dennis H. Rice named chair of Corridor Board of Directors

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor recently announced new appoints to its Board of Directors. This action took place at its annual meeting in February.
New officers include Dennis H. Rice, chair; Lee Dillard Adams, vice chair; Harry T. Whitin, vice chair; Bill Beitler, treasurer; and Todd Helwig, secretary. In addition, BHC’s immediate past chair is Richard Moore.
Directors re-elected for a three-year term on BHC’s Board including Richard Moore, Lee Dillard Adams, Jeannie Hebert, Harry T. Whitin, Donna Williams and Robert Billington. The Board also elected a new director, Jon Roberts. Other directors include Michael Cassidy, Richard Gregory, and Daniel DaPonte.
Many opportunities to volunteer with the Corridor are coming up; with the Volunteers-in-Parks program, for instance. Reach out to Molly Cardoza at [email protected].
Sixteen volunteers served eighty-eight hours for a total value of $2,635.60 during Maple Sugar Days at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge.
On February 12, the Uxbridge Historical Soceity hosted Suzan Franz for a presentation of “Crossroads of the Underground Railroad-Part 2.
The North Smithfield Heritage Association (NSHA) is offering its next Heritage Hike on Saturday, March 11th, visiting Union Village. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Union Cemetery on Smithfield Rad. Find details at
In preparation for National Learn About Butterflies Day on March 14, BHC’s Bonnie Combs started reading “Bicycling with Butterflies: M 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration” by Steve Dykman. To learn more about Monarchs and what you can do to help their population, visit
Celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd by attending an EnviroScape Training Skills Workshop from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Corridor offices at 670 Linwood Ave. in Whitinsville. RSVP to