August 7, 2020

Seekonk is my home now, but it hasn’t always been.

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Growing up my life was centralized on the South End of Fall River, that was until I attended school in Providence. I ended up studying at Johnson and Wales University, recently graduating with a B.A. in Media and Communication Studies. Having only moved to Seekonk months ago, I find myself attempting to engage with the community in whatever way I can.

For obvious reasons life has been at a standstill, but thankfully receiving the Seekonk Reporter Monthly has allowed for the seamless introduction to local shops and restaurants I can support and appreciate, especially during these uncertain times.

As I live in North Seekonk, my daily commute is about a half hour. While driving down Central Ave., Newman Ave., and Arcade, I find myself reflecting often, feeling gratitude for all that I am privileged to have. Seekonk has provided me with a place I can comfortably and confidently call home. Here in Seekonk, there is no shortage of community.

Although the kinds of engagement that take place within the community have changed, the importance has not. Whether it be the several social distancing walks around Gammino Pond, or through Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, or connecting with local farmers and buying fresh produce at Walker St. Organic Farms, life in Seekonk is safely enjoying the simple things. In the coming months, I’m excited to continue to explore the endless opportunities this town seems to be offering me. From picking my own blueberries at Osamequin Farms to exploring more local shops and trying fresh chowder from Dicky’s for the first time, I anticipate a sweet end to the summer.

And it’s all thanks to you, Seekonk.

Be grateful. Shop local. Be kind.

Jacquelyn Lussier

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