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You could hear the buzz and see the second look of someone trying to think of where they knew him from. Yes “that guy” was in the line waiting to purchase his normal coffee-to-go at … more
The holiday season, a time traditionally associated with joy, warmth, and togetherness, can become a touching reminder of the fact that loved ones are declining, and this may be the last holiday we … more
Harmony Heritage, a local chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will welcome its sister chorus, … more
Over three and a half million Christmas lights! Can you imagine? I can’t wait for the Holiday Lights Spectacular every Christmas season at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. I follow … more
Dec. 8, North Scituate Baptist Church Winter Farmer’s Market will be held on Fri., Dec. 8, from 4 to 9 p.m. at The North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Road. Shared sponsorship … more
The Greystone Mill, located on Cranston Avenue, was built in 1904, part of the facility lying on the Providence side and the other in Johnston. The textile mill grounds covered almost 13 acres and … more
My wife and I, probably like most of you, spent the last week decorating for the holiday season. While cruising the aisles of the hardware and home goods stores with her and Polly (our pup!), I … more
Though autumn winds may be blowing outside, the University of Rhode Island’s Cooperative Extension is still thinking green with registration opening for its Home Horticulture Certification … more
Dec. 2, City of Warwick Christmas Tree Lighting will be on Sat., Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Thayer Arena, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Entry to this event is free. Carolers, ice carving demo, dance … more
With all of us being in the thick of the holidays, there are a few things that folks should be doing during this time of year. Yes, there’s the obvious purchasing of gifts for friends, family … more
Rhode Island’s pirates have evolved, crawling from the sea onto land and up your front porch steps. More than 300 years ago pirates spent their summers trolling the shores of New England, … more
The Battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, saw two huge armies meet and clash over the three days. After the battle was over, the gruesome task of burying the dead on both sides and taking care of … more
Homeowners recognize that their work is never done. Homes require maintenance that runs the gamut from daily tasks like cleaning kitchen countertops to more significant undertakings like replacing … more
Accidents happen. While even the most cautious individuals are not immune to accidents, that doesn’t mean it’s not in everyone’s best interest to do everything they can to reduce … more
The desire to age in place is one I hear often from my clients. And it’s a smart idea. It reflects a growing awareness of the desire to tailor our living spaces to support our evolving needs as … more
Since I wrote an entire article dedicated to the History of Hot Wheels, it only makes sense to follow it up with the story of their biggest competitor, Matchbox! Actually, since Matchbox came before … more
I have reviewed over 25 productions of Trinity’s “A Christmas Carol.” Each director has carefully followed the script to the point where I could recite the lines along with the … more
I have to admit that I love the name. As someone who grew up in the “hippie” era and attended college in bucolic Vermont, I’ve seen my share of unusual names.  Names like … more
A few months ago, a friend contacted me about a musket and bayonet he had purchased, and since this era wasn’t really his thing, he shipped it off to me. From the few pictures that had been … more
I first met Nilton Cardenas on Nov. 8, at the opening of an exhibition he organized at the Cranston Public Library, titled “Lines of Feeling/Lineas de Sentimento.” Twenty-one black … more
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