Former business owner overcomes devastating setbacks

If you are in pursuit of the American Dream, you probably weren’t given a roadmap that would guarantee a successful journey. Ask the average man or woman on the street today what immediate thoughts come to mind about owning your own business, and you’ll probably hear, “Being your own boss,” and “Working your own hours.” […]

Love blossoms on, off stage

Involvement in theater group leads to lasting relationship Caption: Erika Koch and Brian Mulvey are committed to each other and Pawtucket’s Community Players.   There’s a play called “A Life in the Theatre” that could have been written for Erika Koch and Brian Mulvey. They’ve been acting, directing and working behind the scenes since high […]

Network has lots of heart

  Patients, caregivers receive essential support during recovery Lawrence B. Sadwin can remember exactly what he was doing on April 12, 1982, at 2:30 in the afternoon. “I was in my office, smoking the last cigarette I ever smoked, when Pat Levesque called me,” he recalls. Levesque – Dr. Patrick Levesque – had called to […]

Gerritt is green with commitment

Some people ease into retirement, traveling to exotic locales, catching up with friends at the neighborhood supermarket, or fixing up the homestead, long put off because of time constraints.  Not so for 62-year-old Greg Gerritt, who still sees many years of work ahead of him to make Rhode Island economically sustainable through protecting the environment […]

Wolpaw’s the ‘reel’ deal

When planning the 2nd Annual S.A.M. Fest, in conjunction with the Pawtucket Arts Festival, Slater Mill’s Executive Director, Lori Urso scheduled a showing of Jim Wolpaw’s “Complex World.” Urso, also a professional musician, knew featuring the film at her event last month was a great way to promote a local Providence filmmaker and give homage to […]