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In the 17th century “Italian Commedia” a clown character well known for alternating acts of boastfulness and cowardice is called “Scaramuccia” or “little skirmisher.” more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Applications for Cranston Explorer Program Applications for the Cranston Police Explorer Program are now being accepted! Our program is open to young adults ages 15 to 20, who have completed 8th grade, and will give Explorers the more
In the famous Frank Sinatra song from the late 1960s, Old Blue Eyes describes a posh woman of questionable motives who is ubiquitously apparent. In the description of the woman being portrayed in the tune, some of the lyrics state: If the lady's chicer" more
By MERI R. KENNEDY New Hope Art Gallery Summer Exhibit The New Hope Art Gallery's Summer Exhibit opening will be on July 25 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Michael A. Traficante Enrichment Center. The New Hope Art Gallery, at the Senior Center, is under the more
In the Old Dutch poem, Wynken, Blynken and Nod sailed off in a wooden shoe and, through their meandering, made all who heard their tale bored and tired. A similar tiresome tale is being told in the Ocean State currently. It is the tiring story of our more
By MERI R. KENNEDY 112th Annual St. Mary's Feast this week The St. Mary's Feast will in held July 19-23 in Knightsville, Cranston. The feast features entertainment, rides, amusements and a variety of food and some craft vendors. It will be open Wed-Fri more
Lately and strangely in electronic reader responses to my editorial column, I have had hurled against me an accusation of being a purveyor of fake news" anytime I have critiqued the current resident of the Oval Office. What is interesting about this" more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Coming to Garden City Center As Garden City Center begins construction on Phase IV of renovations, two new restaurants have signed leases to join Legal C bar in the new 30,000-square-foot building located between Bank of America and more
My late Irish grandmother felt that if her grandsons were to grow up to be gentlemen, she had to engrain manners and morals in them. Elbows off the table, always hold the door open for a lady, do not speak with your mouth full, say please and thank you, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Garden City Concert Series The Garden City Concert Series will kick off at the Gazebo on July 5 featuring World Premier Band. On July 12 Nancy Paolino & Black-Tie Band will perform and on July 19 the stage is set for Steve Smith & The more
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