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Though autumn winds may be blowing outside, the University of Rhode Island’s Cooperative Extension is still thinking green with registration opening for its Home Horticulture Certification … more
Few pieces of music have achieved the renown of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" written by seventeenth century organist and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. From the silver screen to wedding … more
Dec. 2, City of Warwick Christmas Tree Lighting will be on Sat., Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Thayer Arena, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Entry to this event is free. Carolers, ice carving demo, dance … more
Labored breaths brought forth jagged coughs. Every movement of the chest, be it violent coughing or mere inhalation was accompanied by pain. Hot with fever yet shivering with chills, Fannie Taylor … more
With all of us being in the thick of the holidays, there are a few things that folks should be doing during this time of year. Yes, there’s the obvious purchasing of gifts for friends, family … more
Emma’s Wings & Seafood chain has made its way north to 840 Allens Ave. in Providence, just a few blocks from the Cranston line, on the way home from the Route 95 exit that many commuters … more
Ever since I was a child, I was taught that it is what is on the inside that counts.  My dad, in his twisted way of teasing, used to call me ugly, so I always worked hard to make my insides … more
Azia Barnes’ “BLKS” gets its Rhode Island premiere, directed by Catia at Pawtucket’s Burbage Theatre. The 90 minute, no intermission play is performed in the round using … more
Rhode Island’s pirates have evolved, crawling from the sea onto land and up your front porch steps. More than 300 years ago pirates spent their summers trolling the shores of New England, … more
The Battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, saw two huge armies meet and clash over the three days. After the battle was over, the gruesome task of burying the dead on both sides and taking care of … more
Kathleen Pletcher had a great vision when she introduced Firstworks nearly 20 years ago. She believed that the arts were for everyone and should be performed everyplace, from inner-city schools … more
Homeowners recognize that their work is never done. Homes require maintenance that runs the gamut from daily tasks like cleaning kitchen countertops to more significant undertakings like replacing … more
Accidents happen. While even the most cautious individuals are not immune to accidents, that doesn’t mean it’s not in everyone’s best interest to do everything they can to reduce … more
The desire to age in place is one I hear often from my clients. And it’s a smart idea. It reflects a growing awareness of the desire to tailor our living spaces to support our evolving needs as … more
There are numerous reasons why Small Business Saturday is a way better time to shop for the holidays than the consumer-driven miasma known as Black Friday. First off, small businesses are inherently … more
Since I wrote an entire article dedicated to the History of Hot Wheels, it only makes sense to follow it up with the story of their biggest competitor, Matchbox! Actually, since Matchbox came before … more
Thirty-one-year-old George Henry Savage surrendered to Mass. authorities on Nov. 27, 1927. The accused burglar explained that he wanted to prevent his mother’s house from being taken as … more
I have always been an obsessive bargain shopper, raised by a family that only shopped for items at a deep discount.  Which package of underwear was purchased depended upon how deep the markdown … more
I have reviewed over 25 productions of Trinity’s “A Christmas Carol.” Each director has carefully followed the script to the point where I could recite the lines along with the … more
I have to admit that I love the name. As someone who grew up in the “hippie” era and attended college in bucolic Vermont, I’ve seen my share of unusual names.  Names like … more
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