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Robillard continues mastering the blues

When Michael “Duke” Robillard stood in the kitchen of his boyhood Burrillville home and told his mother he was going to be a guitar player, she said, “‘No you’re not.’” Luckily for music fans throughout the world, Beatrice was wrong. Not only did Robillard defy his mother, he ended up becoming an acclaimed jazz and blues guitarist and … [Continue Reading]

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Voucher distribution slated

People age 60 or older and adults with disabilities can obtain $15 in produce vouchers on July 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Leon Mathieu Center, 420 Main St., Pawtucket. The Pawtucket Division of Senior Services and Blackstone Health Inc. are sponsoring the distribution, according to a press release from Leon Mathieu. The […]

Ann McGowan

Moments to celebrate

Ann McGowan, sitting, was honored by organizers of the Ocean Tides Senior Games for her longtime athletic career and participating at the age of 90 in the track and field events held recently at the Wheeler School athletic complex in Seekonk. Nancy E. Dobie, chairwoman of the games, left, and Julie Baldwin, executive coordinator and […]

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Happenings

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Tippi Hedren: ‘Hitchcock made me do such dangerous things’

Released in the summer of 1964, “Marnie” wasn’t a typical Alfred Hitchcock thriller. While a moderate success at the box office, the eponymous psychological mystery was panned by some critics at … [Read More...]

Ann McGowan

Moments to celebrate

Ann McGowan, sitting, was honored by organizers of the Ocean Tides Senior Games for her longtime athletic career and participating at the age of 90 in the track and field events held recently at the … [Read More...]

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‘18-carrot’ production on tap in Pawtucket

The classic comedy “Harvey” will be The Community Players final show of its 2013-2014 season July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, according to a statement from the theater group. In the play, … [Read More...]

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‘Guys and Dolls’ on stage in Warwick

The Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) in Warwick will continue its summer season on July 9 with one of America’s most popular and successful Broadway musicals, “Guys and … [Read More...]

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Calendar of Events for July 2014

Attleboro Senior Center 25 South Main St. (774) 203-1900 July 1 -- Balance & chair yoga; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; improve balance and coordination; $2 per class. July 2 – Greater Attleboro … [Read More...]

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Lots to celebrate

Members of the Leon Mathieu Senior Citizens Center age 90 and older were feted at a birthday party held recently at the Pawtucket facility. The festivities included music performed by the Retired … [Read More...]

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Amusements

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Strange But True!

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver • It was Martin Luther King Jr. who made the following sage observation: "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our … [Read More...]

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July’s Trivia Test

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez 1. GEOGRAPHY: What kind of creatures were the Canary Islands named for? 2. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, "There's no trick to being a humorist when you have … [Read More...]

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Moments in Time for July

MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel • On July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt is executed for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Surratt's boardinghouse, a few blocks from … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

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Sell ivory antiques as soon as possible

Up until only about a century ago, everything man produced was made from natural materials; there simply wasn’t such a thing as a synthetic substitution. Moreover, once an animal was killed or a … [Read More...]

Todd McLeish

Man-made ponds add beauty to yards

A casual walk around the pond reveals what you’d expect from a typical marsh in southern New England -- lily pads sprout up from the murky depths nearly covering the surface, water striders and … [Read More...]

Guillaume Lepine

Tips for overcoming fear of dentures

Many people who need dentures put it off or avoid them altogether because of fear. I can assure you that you are not alone in your fear, but please don’t let it stop you from getting what you need. … [Read More...]

By Meg Chevalier, a senior tax specialist in the Providence office of the Internal Revenue Service

IRS urges taxpayers to back up documents

The hurricane season of 2014 is under way, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages individuals and businesses to take safeguards against natural disasters with the following simple … [Read More...]

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Looking Back

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Looking Back: On May 22…

In 1629, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Danish King Christian IV signed the Treaty of Lübeck to end Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln was issued … [Read More...]

Bette Midler bids farewell to Johnny Carson.

Looking Back: On May 21…

In 1961, Alabama Gov. John Malcolm Patterson declared martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots broke out. In 1966, the Ulster Volunteer Force declared war on the Irish … [Read More...]

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Looking Back: On May 20…

In 1217,  during the Battle of Lincoln -- the last land battle of the First Barons' War -- William the Marshal drove Prince Louis of France out of England. In 1609, Thomas Thorpe published … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

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Creating waves of change

Walter V. Burke, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Branch Office Coordinator JT Buco during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Burke, … [Read More...]

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He’s got the beat

Thomas A. Bosco, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in … [Read More...]

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