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2024 will be a new year, and with it comes New Year’s resolutions.  Starting out conservatively, to avoid making resolutions that are unrealistic, I would like to continue to try to eat … more
By ROBERT DUGUAY As diverse as the Rhode Island music scene is, there are a few styles that are somewhat underrepresented. The rock & roll realm within this community is strong, and the same … more
Looking back at the life of Francesco "Frank" Torelli of Johnston, it seemed he was destined to eventually succumb to a fatal head injury. Born in Italy in 1868, Frank was involved in what … more
WARWICK SHOWCASE WONKA * * *  (Family Prequel Movie) How did Roald Dahl’s famous fictional character get his start? This pleasant little musical will tell you. It … more
You are the Target 12 investigative reporter and managing editor. Give us an overview of your responsibilities. I wear two hats at WPRI. As an investigative reporter my role is to bring things … more
Years ago, when I was a lot younger and thinner, I used to participate in Civil War living history events. The group I was with was like myself, really interested in material culture and we … more
On Friday, Dec. 22, the public’s invited to an event at The Last Resort in Smithfield for a fundraiser that will benefit the tri-town animal shelter in North Providence (which serves Johnston, … more
Whether you are thinking of selling your home during or after the holidays, or planning to stay in your home forever, home decorating during the holidays can be stressful. As an interior designer, … more
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
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