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Festival’s fun for all ages

The grandchildren are coming for a visit. What can we do that’s more interesting than whatever is on the Smartphone, tablet or computer screen? The answer is easy – and varied – once the 17th Pawtucket Arts Festival gets under way. Taking place officially from Aug. 28 to Oct. 4, the PAF celebrates creative and cultural life in the City of … [Continue Reading]

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Time to make fuss about riding bus

For years we have tried to explain to the General Assembly’s leaders that isolation is the greatest single cause of seniors’ decreased longevity and loss of ability to age in the community. That’s why they need to increase, not cut, funding for programs such as senior centers that will keep the growing number of aging […]

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Organization launches senior initiative

One of our state’s vast untapped resources for strengthening communities and rebuilding our economy is the wealth of experience and knowledge of potential older volunteers not engaged in service. Our state needs more of our seniors to volunteer. We are missing them and they are missing out. According to the Corporation for National and Community […]

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Festival’s fun for all ages

The grandchildren are coming for a visit. What can we do that’s more interesting than whatever is on the Smartphone, tablet or computer screen? The answer is easy – and varied – once the … [Read More...]

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Healthy living focus of Cranston events

The Cranston Department of Senior Services’ 20th Annual Senior Games will kick off a healthy aging series dubbed 55-plus Living Better, Living Longer – A Celebration of Fitness for the Body and … [Read More...]

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Pops concert to heat up Ocean State Theatre

The Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra, one of Rhode Island's cultural gems, will be in concert for the first time at the Ocean State Theatre Company’s state-of-the-art facility 1245 Jefferson … [Read More...]

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Imperials bring case to WK arts center

Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials will perform at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, on Aug. 7. Mixing smoking slide guitar … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• It was Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and descendant of two U.S. presidents, who made the following sage observation: "They know enough who know how to learn." • In show business, a … [Read More...]

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August moments in time

• On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 … [Read More...]

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Trivia quiz

1. MEASUREMENTS: What is the Fahrenheit equivalent of 100 degrees Celsius? 2. GEOGRAPHY: How many U.S. states border the state of Missouri? 3. LANGUAGE: What is a pangram? 4. BIBLE: What kind … [Read More...]

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Reflect on measures to retain youthful skin

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Time to make fuss about riding bus

For years we have tried to explain to the General Assembly’s leaders that isolation is the greatest single cause of seniors’ decreased longevity and loss of ability to age in the community. … [Read More...]

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Erotic memorabilia excites collectors

We’re all friends here so let’s be honest. Who among us hasn’t gotten a kick out of looking at an erotic image or object? The fact of the matter is that everyone has enjoyed a little good … [Read More...]

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Director scolds media for sensationalizing story

I have very mixed feelings of sadness, gratitude and a sense of closure as I write this column.  Early in July, the agency lost a man whom we have helped for the past 12 years. If you follow the news … [Read More...]

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Audette makes giving top priority

You see him everywhere. Like the “energizer bunny,” sporting gray whiskers and a plump belly, semi-retired Pawtucket businessman Paul Audette has always been an advocate for the “voiceless” in … [Read More...]

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Serving children & families

Rhode Island Family Court Chief Judge Haiganush R. Bedrosian accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from “Senior Digest” Publisher and Editor Paul V. Palange during a presentation at the J. Joseph … [Read More...]

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