December 19, 2014
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FOUND AT SEA: Warwick native and Steward Kat Held …
The series has been described as “Upstairs-Downstairs” at sea and that’s not a bad comparison. For people who are fed up with the excesses of the super-rich that have dominated tabloid … more
According to Rhode Island born historian Christian McBurney, New York and Pennsylvania may have witnessed more spy activity in the Revolutionary War, but Rhode Island was not that far behind…“no … more
It has taken a while, but Rhode Island is sailing closer to having its own tall ship. “To me, a ship can be commissioned when the entire crew is on board and trained, all the sails are there, … more
Margie O’Brien and Mike Rossi, two veteran …
When the American version of “Antiques Roadshow” debuted in 1997, no one could have predicted how popular it would become. Granted, the British version of the show had been airing in Great … more
Anyone who dropped by the old New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Library has found Matthew Schulte, the executive director of the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA), in a most … more
Don Rounds after his first feature win at the …
When we last visited Don Rounds in 2001, old “101” was a memory – alive in old photographs, but in the flesh, or should we say steel, the car was long gone. Don told us of his adventures as a … more
Most people see something unusual in an everyday setting, take note of it and then let it fade from their thoughts. Historians react differently, such as when Les Rolston, a full-time building … more
We recently got a call from Fred Velletri of Johnston telling us he built a dollhouse to keep his World War II memorabilia in. That sounded like a rather unique way to store relics of the biggest … more
After three newspapers, a lawsuit and 35 years of “superior behavior,” Rhode Island’s most famous fictional couples may just pack it in and head for Florida to retire surrounded by the … more
By someone’s reckoning, August is Rhode Island’s official Rhythm & Blues Heritage Month and the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society, who we suspect declared August R&B Month, held … more
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