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People who love Tall Ships have been waiting to get a glimpse of the SSV (Sailing School Vessel) Oliver Hazard Perry since 2008, when it was towed here from Ontario. We got a good glimpse of it over … more
CAPTIVATING TALE: Cranston resident Frank Benassi …
At the outset of World War II, there were very few Italians who were trying to come to the United States. Mussolini was the fascist dictator of Italy and an ally of the Nazis and the Japanese in the … more
AMELIA BENNETT of Alexandria, VA, was taken to …
There are some people (and I number myself among them) who would sign up for just about anything that entails riding on a train. Throw an ice cream sundae into the offer and I’m all, “When do I … more
You can’t study the history of Rhode Island without coming across the famous “Letter to the Hebrew Congregation” and George Washington’s passionate plea for more than mere tolerance for … more
ALWAYS THE TEACHER: Fonseca is retired, but last …
Dianne Fonseca admits that she is competitive, but with no one more than herself. Over the past decade, as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society (ACS), she has upped the ante each year, … more
Not every Italian American had to wait …
It’s common knowledge that good storytellers are not always writers. With that in mind, Marge Caprara and other members of the Italian-American Historical Society (IAHS) decided that some of those … more
You’d hardly expect a 23-year-old actor from Johnston to be familiar with a 1960s rock and roll band, but Ryan Boudreau was a little taken aback when he learned that so many of the songs that are … more
21-year-old Nemisis is seen at her house in …
While the Jersey Shore continues to struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there’s a quiet little cat in Providence who knows that Sandy wasn’t the first or the last storm the New Jersey … more
JOHN STEVENS
The Beantown Swing Orchestra, the high energy, 18-piece swing band that wowed guests at The Kent Center’s Swing into Spring celebration last year, will be back for this year’s swing May 17. … more
After three well received books on early American decoration, Ann Eckert Brown says she wrote her last book on the subject. “After studying houses and working in houses all over the country for … more
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