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An in the park home run

The 16th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival’s Slater Park Fall Festival, which is a weekend that celebrates the beauty of the park and art and includes activities at the Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and the historic Daggett House, will be held Sept. 13 and 14. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors from … [Continue Reading]

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This Month’s Salute to Seniors

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Bedrosian loves solving problems

When Haiganush R. Bedrosian graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1965 with a political science degree, she wanted to further her education to become a lawyer. She was told, however, that “women don’t go to law school,” so she went into teaching. Bedrosian’s desire to become a lawyer didn’t diminish while she instructed fifth-graders at […]

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William F. Flynn, Jr.

Candidates promise to restore funding

The Senior Agenda Coalition was established in 2002 to convene a forum on senior issues for gubernatorial candidates. The coalition eventually became a year-round senior advocacy and community organizing program but continued the tradition of holding such forums in 2006 and 2010. Those forums produced media coverage and perhaps increased some candidates’ awareness about senior […]

Kathleen Heren

Gubernatoiral hopefuls lack understanding

The Senior Agenda Coalition recently sponsored a forum for the candidates for governor of Rhode Island to give them the opportunity to introduce themselves to older adults and explain their understanding of related issues. Until the forum, not one of the candidates had addressed any topic pertaining to senior citizens in Rhode Island. There certainly […]

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Calendar of events for September

Attleboro Senior Center 25 South Main St. (774) 203-1900 Sept. 8 – Podiatry clinic with Dr. Judson Siegel; 8 a.m.-noon. Sept. 9 -- Writers workshop, “The Big Read;” 9:30 a.m.; … [Read More...]

joby rogers

Jackson tribute expected to be a thriller

Renowned Michael Jackson impersonator Joby Rogers will be at the Stadium Theatre and Performing Arts Centre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. According to Jordan Harris, … [Read More...]

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Top-shelf performance on tap

Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats are slated to give a performance at the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Ave., on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group plays selections from the Great American … [Read More...]

pg.1 senior digest

An in the park home run

The 16th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival’s Slater Park Fall Festival, which is a weekend that celebrates the beauty of the park and art and includes activities at the Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, … [Read More...]

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Trivia test

1. MOVIES: In a prank that went awry, what famous Hollywood producer accidentally got stuck in the mouth of the "Jaws" mechanical shark? 2. TELEVISION: What spinoff comedy show spawned the spinoff … [Read More...]

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September’s moments in time

• On Sept. 1, 1807, former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr is acquitted of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Spanish territory in Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• It was noted British wit Hector Hugh Monroe -- better known by his pen name, Saki -- who made the following sage observation: "A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation." • … [Read More...]

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See Well for a Lifetime: Take care of your eyes as you age

Aging is a process that provides us with many opportunities to reinvent ourselves, from major transformations such as becoming a grandparent or going back to school, to simple lifestyle changes like … [Read More...]

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Parents can cash in on kids’ keepsakes

I’ve got some good news for parents of adult children: It’s finally time for you to get revenge on your offspring for ignoring requests to remove their keepsakes from your homes. Those objects are … [Read More...]

Betsey Thomson

Use this time to start shutting down gardens

I’m back from West Virginia, and what a mess I came back to. There was yellow fox tail grass in the perennial bed so tall the surviving flowers had to struggle for sun. Virginia creeper along with … [Read More...]

Todd McLeish

Bird bands are important to researchers

Much of what scientists have learned about birds over the last few decades has come from “banding” studies -- projects that involve placing a metal or plastic ring around a bird’s leg so that … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

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Bedrosian loves solving problems

When Haiganush R. Bedrosian graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1965 with a political science degree, she wanted to further her education to become a lawyer. She was told, however, that … [Read More...]

paul palange, kathy moore

On a mission with x-ray vision

Kathy Moore accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from “Senior Digest” Publisher and Editor Paul V. Palange during a presentation in Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. Moore, 63, of Pawtucket was … [Read More...]

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