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The two most important plans for a great retirement are a robust 401k and robust accrued health. You don’t want to be arthritic and bed-bound when you retire; you want to travel the world with … more
With the median selling price of a single-family home in Rhode Island currently at $450,000, now may be the perfect time for you to sell your home.  But the question we often hear from people … more
METRO Home renovation projects can pay numerous dividends. Renovations can have a positive effect on resale value, make homes more livable for residents and, in some ways, make homes more … more
In 1997, a Providence public high school teacher Nancy Patiño convened a group of Latino artists in Providence to offer youth afterschool programming where they could explore their own … more
Some of you middle-aged folks may see the high prices toys, comics, and trading cards you played with in the 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s sells for at auction and cringe knowing you … more
Even if you find your kid’s reading choices repulsive and scary, at least they’re reading. Arlene Lopardo, a clerk at the Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston, started saving bits from … more
WARWICK SHOWCASE KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON * * * * ½ (Historical Western) Don’t be late for this great three-and-a--half-hour historical western, based on David Grann’s … more
Brady Knight may not be a household name, but it may soon become one as the 23-year-old Bryan Wolfendon continues to use it as a pen name when publishing his own line stories for children from … more
A popular but short-lived form of entertainment during the latter half of the 19 th century was the cyclorama. Millions flocked to see these marvels of art and technology, and few were ever … more
When Tim Perry gets home from his IT job he turns on the TV, but he doesn’t watch it. Rather, he takes out an Exacto knife with its razor sharp blade and begins carving a pumpkin. These … more
In preparation for a flight to Florida, I had applied for and received clearance for TSA PreCheck. While it was my belief that the expediated wait times to get through the checkpoint should go to … more
Within the music scene in Rhode Island, there are various communities, which can be even referred to as sub-scenes in some instances. One of them is centered around 75orLess Records, which is an … more
WARWICK SHOWCASE   SHE CAME TO ME * * * ½  (Quirky Black Dramady) If you are tired of formula movies and want something that is just a bit outlandish, funny and … more
Lamont Jay Whittaker just finished his 330th performance as Mafala Hatimbi Jr., village chief, in the award-winning musical, “The Book of Mormon”. “We opened a year ago and … more
For the past eight years, a unique experience showcasing the stylistic versatility of the guitar has been taking place on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and the surrounding … more
October 5 was National Get Funky Day, which was announced on the radio as I was driving to work. They played a funky song, so I turned up the radio loud and started be-bopping to it.  Before I … more
Stargazing during the day is something most people are taught not to do, but for some that’s exactly what is in the plans for this Saturday, Oct.14, from just after noon until about 2 p.m. … more
Back in the early 80s computer and video game technology was thriving, and while the graphics and hardware may look lame to the modern eye, it was groundbreaking at the time. The digital boom of the … more
Young adults newly introduced to the professional arena may not immediately be thinking of the future when their careers will come to a close. Retirement may seem like a distant goal when it’s … more
John McDermott was a man of many talents who accomplished a great deal over the course of his career. Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1919 and raised in Hollywood, CA, McDermott showed interest in … more
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