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He’s coming to steal Christmas. How do I know? I had a face-to-face conversation with him last Friday in the PPAC lobby. He sat on his throne and pontificated to me about why he … more
The weekend after Halloween always hits differently in The Ocean State. For three days, the Amica Mutual Pavilion and Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence both become a hub for fandom of … more
Surely Hillary Gillinder holds the record for fostering, not that anyone has an official count. She has personally fostered 225 “kids.” Hillary doesn’t have any children of her … more
As a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors (ASAC), we have two meetings a year across the country. It can be tough with a busy work schedule to make all the meetings, and I hadn’t … more
Annual flu shots may not be a tradition many people look forward to, but such vaccinations are highly effective at reducing the risk of influenza-related illness. The Centers for Disease Control and … more
No matter how you like to move – riding your bike, kneeling in your garden, chasing after your grandchildren – living a life in motion is important to all of us. That’s why the … more
The two most important plans for a great retirement are a robust 401k and robust accrued health. You don’t want to be arthritic and bed-bound when you retire; you want to travel the world with … more
With the median selling price of a single-family home in Rhode Island currently at $450,000, now may be the perfect time for you to sell your home.  But the question we often hear from people … more
METRO Home renovation projects can pay numerous dividends. Renovations can have a positive effect on resale value, make homes more livable for residents and, in some ways, make homes more … more
Few people in the history of RI have shown more concern or respect for our state’s deceased than Willis Charles Metcalf. Without the effort and dedication put forth by Metcalf throughout his … more
It’s less than a week away and before you know it, people are going to be dressed up in their favorite costumes. Kids will be walking the streets accompanied by their parents looking for the … more
I generally fall asleep relatively easily, but last night was the exception. As I drifted on the verge of slumber, thoughts of the war in the Gaza Strip bombarded my brain. The Gaza Strip refers … more
In 1997, a Providence public high school teacher Nancy Patiño convened a group of Latino artists in Providence to offer youth afterschool programming where they could explore their own … more
Some of you middle-aged folks may see the high prices toys, comics, and trading cards you played with in the 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s sells for at auction and cringe knowing you … more
Even if you find your kid’s reading choices repulsive and scary, at least they’re reading. Arlene Lopardo, a clerk at the Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston, started saving bits from … more
On Friday, October 20, several members of Cranston Cares visited the firehouse on Pontiac Avenue with a gift and presented them with a donation of $250.00. "We are very pleased and excited to … more
WARWICK SHOWCASE KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON * * * * ½ (Historical Western) Don’t be late for this great three-and-a--half-hour historical western, based on David Grann’s … more
Brady Knight may not be a household name, but it may soon become one as the 23-year-old Bryan Wolfendon continues to use it as a pen name when publishing his own line stories for children from … more
A popular but short-lived form of entertainment during the latter half of the 19 th century was the cyclorama. Millions flocked to see these marvels of art and technology, and few were ever … more
When Tim Perry gets home from his IT job he turns on the TV, but he doesn’t watch it. Rather, he takes out an Exacto knife with its razor sharp blade and begins carving a pumpkin. These … more
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