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Any native Rhode Islander (of a certain age) remembers Rocky Point Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. Although it closed the year I was born, my parents used to talk about the amusement park by the water … more
By Rob Duguay In the craft beer world, the IPA could be the most polarizing brew. On a personal level, I’ve had India Pale Ales that were deliciously hoppy and floral while others have … more
People who lived in the early 1940s had just survived the great depression and were starting to enjoy life until the rationing of food, clothing and other items became restricted when German dictator … more
The aftermath of a cockfight during the 19th-century was strewn with booze bottles, feathers, blood and dozens of men claiming that the fight never happened. A blood sport which dates back to … more
Improv comedy has numerous aspects to it, but the common thread is the honesty and interactiveness. It’s a creative outlet where people can show their sense of humor and when everything is … more
Not many know the U.S Army’s birthday is coming up on June 14th, so I thought I give a brief history about how our army came to be… The United States Army was officially formed by a … more
We recently celebrated Memorial Day, and I am so appreciative of the service members who lost their lives serving our country. Just seeing the boots and flags that represented the dead was heart … more
Thomas Clark Sr. had done well for himself since bringing his family from England to America in 1883. As a professional gardener and florist, his property at 13 Dyerville Avenue in the Manton section … more
Both live music and stand-up comedy have their differences and similarities. Obviously, they’re both part of the entertainment industry with both creative mediums requiring the exhibitor to go … more
Like many other lifetime Rhode Islanders in their prime, (that is, old,) a great deal of time was spent at the beach when I was younger. Like many other sunbathers my body is now covered in brown … more
On Feb. 14, 1898, butcher Richard Fenner passed away in Cranston at the age of 78. His estate consisted of a good deal of property which was to pass to his next of kin. The problem was that his … more
If you follow Bruneau and Co on social media, you may remember in December Kev and I took a quick day trip to North Carolina to pick up an epic collection. We didn’t spoil the surprise then, … more
Back in March we picked up a collection of uniforms deaccessioned from a museum. The uniforms had been donated over the years but didn’t meet the mission of the museum, so we brought them to … more
If you have children, being a mother is a lifelong occupation. Fortunately, I am in retirement. At times it has been difficult to know if what I was doing was right or wrong. Francis, my oldest … more
Annie Keough of Warwick was having dinner with her daughter Viola (Mitchell) Aiken and Viola’s employer James Graham when the subject of Viola’s estranged husband John arose. "Let him … more
By Rob Duguay Psychedelic music has way more bandwidth than it gets credit for. The style can be weaved into numerous others, whether it’s pop, blues, folk, hip hop, funk or anything else. … more
  For nearly a century, two giants have fought to dominate the American toy industry in a never ending battle of creativity and innovation. Those two giants are none other than Hasbro and … more
By Rob Duguay Mother’s Day is a celebration of all mothers and what they do for their families, but there’s a chance that people are still trying to figure out what to get mom when … more
The weather was unkind on the afternoon of March 23, 1894 but it didn’t impede the dedication exercises planned at Johnston’s new Plain Farm School which fronted Johnston and Concord … more
Mother’s Day is once again upon us, bringing memories of my own mother.  She was always upbeat and happy, with never a bad word to say about anyone or anything.  She cheerfully … more
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