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Art has long been a major part of Susan Brescia’s life, on both personal and professional levels. A self-taught musician since her youth, she plays guitar, ukulele, piano, mandolin and … more
In August 2016, Heather Schey decided to switch out her white cane for another set of eyes and began the process of applying for a guide dog through Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Not only did Heather … more
These days, it can be hard to make plans months in advance. Oak Lawn Elementary School student Ryan Golditch had to do just that earlier this year when offered the chance to attend the Envision … more
Heat. Humidity. Rain. These weather conditions have local mushroom enthusiasts calling 2021 a banner year for foraging. This July we saw unseasonably rainy weather, followed by heat, and August … more
Only spiders reside in the dark second floor. Scant streams of sunlight illuminate their few wispy webs, which have been strung between arched banister rails. The house is dark. The windows are … more
Connecticut author Martin Podskoch has authored books about the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Rhode Island and other locations, plus travel guides for all of the cities and towns in … more
As a first-time author, Lauren Ruggiano has found a new way to channel her voice. Chris Woodhouse, meanwhile, has used his skills as an illustrator to bring her words to life visually. The two … more
As Nicole Johnson-Morais puts it, Oakland Beach’s local chapter of TOPS “is full of losers.” But don’t worry, she means that in the best way. Oakland Beach Chapter 44 of … more
After being postponed a year, local historian Ann Eckert Brown has finally opened her exhibit at the Warwick Public Library, sharing the history and techniques of wall stenciling as a form of … more
For Christella Merveille, the Miss Rhode Island USA pageant represents a second chance. “Depression really takes away from your energy,” she said, “[and] when I was at URI, I … more
The National Art Honor Society at Cranston High School East recently completed a project that touches children without families on the other side of the world. Jill Cyr, visual arts program … more
Big Shang the Prussian Giant, a former circus freak, was a Johnston pimp and booze peddler until he heard the word of God. He sold women and rum to travelers who passed by his 2737 Hartford Ave. … more
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