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The massive assortment of historic illustration art we recently acquired from the estate of sculptor Carl Pugliese has inspired yet another article from me. While the collection is full of prolific … more
The end of summer loomed and Ciarra Muller waited inside Grieco Honda’s two-story showroom, with her mother, Lacie Messier, at her side. They’ve been worried about back-to-school … more
Thirty-year-old Michael Connors had gotten a job on the construction team erecting a new stock-house at the Victoria Mill late in 1898 in Johnston. Nearby, a Mrs. Rieux kept a boarding house and … more
METRO The exterior components of a home, such as the siding and the roof, help to protect its occupants from the elements. While many roofing materials can last for decades, at some point in … more
A generous and humble man, a superb draftsman much admired for his skill as an artist and illustrator, known for his meticulously researched historical paintings and drawings, Norman Mills Price was … more
New inventions are promoted every day, and I welcome the joy of progress.  One of the first things I appreciated is the progress from wearing nylon stockings that were held up by a garter belt, … more
The music from New Orleans has always had its own unique quality. Along with the city being the birthplace of jazz, the essence of “The Big Easy” has a knack for seeping into other … more
In Apponaug, everyone pretty much knew everyone else. Twenty-three-year-old Florence Smith watched Thomas Henry Holden pour something into a dish and cross the street. She had no idea what it was but … more
It is the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that brings us back to see “Jersey Boys” whenever it is within driving distance. The story of four guys from Jersey growing up, … more
JULES * * * (Lovely little movie for seniors) * * * * “Jules” is a lovely little movie that is both for and about senior citizens. It deals with loneliness, … more
Few musical artists possess the soul required to illuminate the entire history of a genre with their harmonies. Samara Joy, the 23-year-old jazz vocalist carrying nearly a century’s worth of … more
Believe it or not, modern sports trading cards, and even trading card games, got their start in the 17 th century as trade cards for advertising. With the invention of lithography and color printing … more
StatePoint Building wealth is not as easy as it sounds. It can take time, discipline and a plan to keep those dollars protected. However, if done correctly, it can provide security for your … more
When most people look toward retirement they think of relaxing, taking some time for themselves, and maybe even finding a warmer place to spend the Winter months. Cheryl Ursillo on the other hand … more
Neutaconkanut Hill, which was once a part of Johnston, served for many years as the winter quarters for a band of traveling nomads. Together, they would remain camped there on the hill until April, … more
The power of creativity comes in numerous forms while being rooted in a variety of driving forces. It can serve as a way to alleviate boredom or just to pass the time, but it can also be a form of … more
A while back I wrote a blog about the U.S. Model 1941 semi-automatic rifle that was manufactured by Cranston Arms Company not far from the location of our auction gallery. A brief recap is in order, … more
Wearing a pink shirt with a bedazzled butterfly on the front, Amy Ottilige opened the net encasement surrounding a milkweed plant in her living room as the TV blared. She closely inspected the … more
In the late 1960s the co-founder of Mattel, Elliot Handler, was looking for a way to improve the diecast car toy market for kids. He felt the toy cars of the day were too realistic to really capture … more
Written by: Eric Tirrell, clinical manager of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) program and the research operations manager for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in … more
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