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William Rubin Sklut came to the United States as a 23-year-old Russian emigrant in 1902. With his wife and children, Israel and Ida, he settled in Providence and, in 1910, purchased a two-tenement … more
The holiday season is full of various traditions. One tradition that's popular among Italian-Americans on Christmas Eve is called "Festa dei sette pesci (Feast of the Seven Fishes)." When … more
The letter came across the editor’s desk, and after he read an excerpt aloud I couldn’t get the images out of my head. A woman named Anne, a lifelong resident of Warwick, wrote that … more
In the 4th Century, Western Civilization operated under the calendar promulgated by Julius Casesar (the Julian Calendar).  The first day of the year was March 25 and December, as indicated by … more
Alexus Lee has been pretty busy these days. The Providence based artist has been bringing her blend of soul, jazz and R&B to numerous venues including The Bowery Electric in New York City, … more
Christmas brings such warm memories to my heart. When I was a child, all holidays were celebrated with minimal fanfare, and we didn’t make a big deal out of Christmas, either. It was still such … more
It all seems so plausible. Rhode Island is a small state geographically and in terms of its population. For years the Ocean State has been the testing ground for new products and with a once … more
Last month, I took a journey along with Steve, my righthand man in the Pop Culture department at Bruneau and Co, to visit Dr. Mego on Long Island. Now, Dr. Mego is not an M.D. like you might be … more
One of my favorite items of Revolutionary War-era accoutrements is the canteen. Without it a soldier couldn’t stay hydrated and as such it was and still is an important part of their gear. With … more
The Edgewood Congregational Church will present “A Christmas Concert-A Gift To The Community” this Sunday, December17 at 10:00 a.m. Christmas music includes popular songs by on the … more
Broadway star Robert Petkoff not only stars in the Tony Award-Winning musical, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”, he is one of its biggest fans. Petkoff started his career as a … more
Dec. 16, Holiday Story Time Craft and Visit with Santa at the Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick,  on Sat., Dec. 16 at noon.  Refreshments will be served.  Registration … more
While many American households were tuning their radios to the sounds of George Cohen and figuring out how to make sweets without sugar and meals without meat, Frederick Jerome Hoxie was tinkering in … more
The music scene in Providence 10 years ago was a bit different than what it is now. There was a bit of a folk renaissance going on during that time period and while the critic within me has mixed … more
Theatre Review by IDA ZECCO From the moment you enter the theater, you become a part of this sparkling production! As pre-show entertainment, actors greet members of the audience from the stage … more
The feel-good feelings of Christmas are in the air!  I forced myself to wait until after Thanksgiving before giving Christmas a thought.  Hubby decorated the house and its surroundings, … more
Through storytelling, we make sense of our experiences, find meaning, and even envision a better future. Storytelling is pivotal for maintaining a sense of optimism and empowerment in hard times. … more
NETFLIX   LEO * * * * (Animated Cartoon) Adam Sandler is the creator and the voice of the title character, a lizard who shares his fifth grade classroom aquarium home with a … more
You could hear the buzz and see the second look of someone trying to think of where they knew him from. Yes “that guy” was in the line waiting to purchase his normal coffee-to-go at … more
The holiday season, a time traditionally associated with joy, warmth, and togetherness, can become a touching reminder of the fact that loved ones are declining, and this may be the last holiday we … more
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