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Vincenzo Picano sang as he ventured down the dusty road toward Thornton with his iron milk bottle carrier in his hands. The nine-year-old knew lots of songs and customers would often hear him … more
The weather is warming up, which means that thoughts of going to the beach and basking in the sun are soon going to pop up in people’s minds. With every environment there’s often a … more
Hubby does all of our grocery shopping, (thank you, Dave’s Marketplace!) I am not familiar with the cost of groceries, but news articles tout the fact that prices have increased by almost 6%, … more
A Trip to Fort Ticonderoga A couple of weeks ago I took a drive up to Fort Ticonderoga to do some research. I hadn’t been there since 2014, so I was looking forward to getting up there … more
If you are a frequent reader of my articles, then you have heard me mention the name “Andy Yanchus” a time or two. Andy was a lifelong collector, a true archivist of everything and … more
Being a parent is tough! When my kiddos were young, they needed simple things; diaper changes, bottle feedings, songs, developmental activities, a home daycare where they could get loving from a … more
Every music scene has a few instances where a band gets together with each member having a stellar resume backing up their talents. Noise punks The Hammer Party are an example of this in Providence … more
Seventeen-year-old Theresa DeRensis of East Greenwich had been prepared for burial. The daughter of Italian par-ents, Callisto and Felicia DeRensis, she had passed away a few days earlier, on June … more
It was almost 6:00 in the evening and 13-year-old Gertrude White was bored with making castles in the sand pile near Harvey’s Boiler Shop in Johnston. She suggested to her two-year-old sister … more
In the landscape of today’s music industry, folks are always working on coming up with new ideas and approaches. This is especially the case when it comes to releasing music due to casual … more
Like many, I enjoy browsing through Facebook. Also, like most people, I enjoy shopping, and Facebook provides many opportunities to do so. Finding a bathing suit to fit my older, sagging body … more
One thing that took me a long time to realize is what is common knowledge to one person can be mind blowing to another. Today’s topic is one I feel fits that description perfectly. You would be … more
Every March the Maryland Arms Collectors Association holds their annual antique arms show at the state fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. It’s a great time to search the show tables for … more
We often forget that every single marker contained in a cemetery has an entire story attached to that person’s existence. But, for some, the full story will never be known because pages were … more
I do not remember time moving this fast when I was younger.  I had a carefree life, albeit with 5 kiddos with disabilities. Each day was full and generally enjoyable. Now that I am older, time … more
A native of St. Croix and a graduate of Brown University, Becky Bass has a way of combining her soulful voice, stellar steel pan playing and excellent stage presence to create a vibrant dynamic on … more
As appraisers and auctioneers, it is our job to absorb information like a sponge and recall it on demand. Especially with how quickly trends change and new markets bloom; it can be difficult to know … more
Despite being a highly evolved species, the human race is still marred by a history of throwing away its own physi-cally and psychologically weak. For centuries, we have either imprisoned the … more
Cooking is a passion of Hubby’s, and he wants to get it right. Because his mom had always cooked corned beef with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, Hubby did also, although on our “no … more
By ROB DUGUAY Over the course of an artist’s career, sometimes it’s a wise move to switch things up a bit. In order for this to happen, the creative canvas is wiped clean with new … more
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