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CAPTIVATING TALE: Cranston resident Frank Benassi …
At the outset of World War II, there were very few Italians who were trying to come to the United States. Mussolini was the fascist dictator of Italy and an ally of the Nazis and the Japanese in the … more
RACK ’EM UP: Marty the Moose is the inanimate …
There’s an old saying about when to make a decision that has been a staple for seagoing communities for a long time: “It’s time to fish or cut bait.” Greg Bruning decided he could do both and … more
Ayll
For more than 40 years, Afro-Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón has filled theaters to full capacity not only in Peru – where she can fill a stadium of 30,000 –but in venerable United States venues such … more
The story behind the country’s longest operating food truck, Rhode Island’s own Haven Brothers Diner, is coming to the big screen in Providence filmmaker Jeff Toste’s directorial debut, … more
Not every Italian American had to wait …
It’s common knowledge that good storytellers are not always writers. With that in mind, Marge Caprara and other members of the Italian-American Historical Society (IAHS) decided that some of those … more
There’s nothing like a subtle sense of humor to catch a reader’s eye and ear, which is why we were immediately charmed by a news release announcing a book by a local author several weeks ago: … more
Sixth grade teacher SUSAN HOULE took a spin on …
The gym at Hoxsie Elementary School was filled with music and cheers of applause. Teacher Susan Houle fulfilled her promise to perform her routine for May’s RI Mentoring Partnership’s Dancing … more
A PERSON OF TASTE: The Savory Grape owner Jessica …
For the past six years, we have looked forward to the Charity Fall Wine Festival put on by The Savory Grape wine and beer shop in East Greenwich. It’s not often that you get to taste some good … more
A review of a new book about the economics of racial discrimination mentioned Elleanor Eldridge, a “free woman of color” who was born in Warwick in 1784, became a successful businesswoman, a … more
You’d hardly expect a 23-year-old actor from Johnston to be familiar with a 1960s rock and roll band, but Ryan Boudreau was a little taken aback when he learned that so many of the songs that are … more
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