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A while back I wrote a blog about the U.S. Model 1941 semi-automatic rifle that was manufactured by Cranston Arms Company not far from the location of our auction gallery. A brief recap is in order, … more
William Arthur Brooke, a 25-year-old resident of Cranston and a foundry machinist and stock clerk at Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, got himself in a lot of trouble for a girl back in 1934. … more
Wearing a pink shirt with a bedazzled butterfly on the front, Amy Ottilige opened the net encasement surrounding a milkweed plant in her living room as the TV blared. She closely inspected the … more
Following this past weekend’s Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams, the festivities continue with the Newport Jazz Festival taking place at the same location from August 4-6. It’s … more
In the late 1960s the co-founder of Mattel, Elliot Handler, was looking for a way to improve the diecast car toy market for kids. He felt the toy cars of the day were too realistic to really capture … more
Written by: Eric Tirrell, clinical manager of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) program and the research operations manager for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in … more
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz drove down Simmonsville Avenue in Johnston and pulled into Paul Ruotolo’s property eager to dig for treasure. “They bought a lot of stuff," Ruotolo told … more
A 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Robert and Linda Keefe was given by their daughter, Brenda Holland and granddaughter, Sheila Demoura, on June 24, 2023. The celebration was held at the … more
Doreen Collins and Charlie Hall's comedy dinner show, Aging Disgracefully, makes a stop at the Santa Maria Di Prata Society in Cranston this Saturday July 29th. For reservations and more info see … more
Located at the junction of Sheldon Avenue and Shirley Street is a 25-by-25-foot burial lot enclosed with iron posts and chains. Within the boundaries lay the remains of at least 11 individuals; 10 … more
Last week I wrote about the most important uses of a smart phone, but there are many other joys I get out of the little miracle device. If my toilet paper is about to run out, or my toothpaste … more
The confluence of Warwick Ave. and Post Rd. near the Cranston/Warwick line offers a variety of ethnic foods that will satisfy most palates. Adding to the traditional Italian, Chinese, Thai. And … more
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Summer Pops 2023 Series – The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams with Troy Quinn, conductor. The Summer Pops honors John Williams, … more
This weekend from July 28 - 30, one of the prime events of the summer will be taking place at Fort Adams in Newport. It’s the Newport Folk Festival and it’ll be once again happening in … more
It is no coincidence that all four musicals at Bill Hanney’s Theatre-by-the-Sea this summer center around the classic songs of great performers. Opening with Sinatra’s “My … more
Family Features For most homebuyers, their dream homes are not something they’re likely to find already on the market. With a unique vision of your dream home’s look, location and … more
METRO Kitchens are the busiest rooms in most homes. Kitchens have become more than just places to prepare meals, with many functioning as gathering spaces and even go-to dining spots in homes … more
Military clothing has always fascinated me. Thirty years ago, I began studying Civil War uniforms and reproducing some of them for historical interpretation. Surviving Confederate uniforms are fairly … more
July, the month of barbecues and Patriotism, is finally here and thriving at Bruneau & Co! We have acquired an important and extremely impressive collection of paintings and sketches by prolific … more
Lauren Slocum and Dave Steets know how to put on a show. Since 2015, Slocum and Steets have worked closely on creating what has become a Rocky Point summer tradition: Movies in the Park, an … more
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