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Where does the word “midwife” originate? Middle English, meaning “with women,” or someone who assists in childbirth. What is the historical context of midwives? … more
Most of Steve Sperry’s pumpkins weigh a ton — at least. These squash could squash most humans — they’re potentially murderous monstrous melons. “Giant pumpkins are … more
Those living in or traveling through Johnston, who wanted to kick back and chug down a few cold intoxicants, found what they were looking for at Luigi Margherita's Saloon. Operated out of the … more
For the past 22 years Jack Reckmer has been directing the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, and every year he brings something different to the special exhibit. Jack was … more
The Rhode Island Press Association will present an exclusive first-time Rhode Island screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Storm Lake,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at The … more
Insulation can go a long way toward making a home more comfortable. Insulation reduces the transfer of heat from indoors and outdoors so homes stay more comfortable in both the winter and summer. … more
Regardless of which area of collecting you are involved in, whether it be toys, video games, furniture, decorative arts… you name it; collecting is cyclical. What makes something collectible … more
Reporter’s Note: Unable to write the first line of this feature, I took the story subject’s advice, and took a walk. “Walking’s a great way to clear your mind,” … more
On April 15, 1897, 41-year-old James Henry McCaffrey of Johnston made a legal appeal for himself or some other suitable person to be appointed guardian over his nieces, Mary and Susie Morris. The … more
With the Historic Illustration Art Auction quickly approaching, the Historic Arms and Militaria department here at Bruneau and Co. Auctioneers has been busy researching and cataloging the fascinating … more
On Saturday September 30, the Clouds Hill Museum in Cowesett will host a free workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to educate guests about the native plants they can grow to preserve and expand pollinator … more
While Artistic Director Tony Estrella is off performing at Massachusetts’s Huntington Theatre, he has brought in two powerful Boston based actors to play the roles of brothers Lincoln and Booth … more
Owning a home is a dream shared by millions of people. Investing in property that can be owned within 15 to 30 years of closing on the home makes more financial sense to many than continuing to rent … more
Hidden Money in Your Closet As a middle-aged person, you could be sitting on a treasure trove you never even thought of… your old clothes! As everything vintage-retro continues to rise in … more
Extraordinary expansion! Those two words best describe preparations for The Feast of La Madonna della DiFesa that begins tonight and continues through Sunday at a famed Festival field on … more
Whether it’s in your lower back, your neck, or anywhere between, if a spine issue is causing you pain, you’re not alone. Back pain affects four out of five Americans in their lifetime, … more
A common question we get, both in the clinical and research settings, is, “What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?” The terms and language around these … more
The apples are fresh and so is the leadership behind this year’s Johnston Apple Festival. As organizers prepare for this weekend’s 35th annual event, the sponsoring orchard and the … more
 Twenty-five-year-old Izaiah Montaque Harris has been tap dancing since he was old enough to walk. Taught by his choreographer mother, the Chicago-born actor/dancer honed his craft in high … more
20 Years Ago Gamm Theatre presented “The Crucible”, directed by Fred Sullivan Jr. and starring Tony Estrella as John Procter, Jin O’Brien as Rev. Hale, and Jeannine Kane as … more
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