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By ERIN O'BRIEN What is it about the first perceptible drum beats signaling the beginning of a parade that set my heart aflutter? Add the hopeful sound of the flute piercing the air - and the bagpipes, with their mournful and beautiful sound - and I'm more
Parade participants put on a show...and then Annette joined them more
It's a party! The weather cooperated Saturday for the Gaspee Days Block Party in Pawtuxet Park after unseasonably cool temperatures, wind and rain forced its postponement on Memorial Day weekend. In fact, it was such a switch in weather that attendees more
Better than ever Gina Dooley, president of the Gaspee Days Committee, seen here with Rep. Joseph McNamara and Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins, promised during Saturday's Gaspee proclamation ceremony at Pawtuxet Park that this year's Gaspee Parade will be more
Not even an ongoing, unprecedented global health crisis was going to keep down the Gaspee Days Committee for a second consecutive year. When it became clear last summer that the committee was not going to be able to hold the annual parade and surrounding more
By JOHN HOWELL Ready for a parade? A parade like you have known in years past, with the Mummers, the Clydesdales, the fife and drums, the canons, the Shriners in their little cars, the bands, the Scouts - and, of course, the elected officials? The Gaspee more
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By JOHN HOWELL What does it take to make a parade? Well, for starters, you need people. And as Gina Dooley knows, many assume everybody wants to show off so they willingly march for nothing. That's not the case. Dooley, chair of the Gaspee Days more
By JOHN HOWELL "Pun intended," says Karen Kenney, "this could be a real shot in the arm [to the community]." The Gaspee Days Parade is already looking to be the next best thing to a vaccine and shaking off a year of COVID blues. Last week, the Gaspee more
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