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Washington County Fair – RI at its best!

It has been almost three years since my wife and I moved to Washington County in Rhode Island. Washington County makes up the southern third of the state and one island, Block Island. What a difference from up north! This … Continue reading

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Scouting Kayak Launch Sites in Hopkinton, RI

    This is not an exhaustive review of the many places in Rhode Island where you can launch a kayak. Plenty of web resources have done that already. It is just a short recounting of my search for a … Continue reading

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A Hamfest Weekend

    What makes a good weekend for you? Some would answer eight hours straight of football games on Sunday afternoon. Others would say climbing Mount Washington or a good 100-mile bike ride. For me it is my annual trek … Continue reading

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Shooting Diehards

It’s a Sunday afternoon in the winter. The ground is white with about ten inches of snow, including the most recent two-inch dusting. Temperatures hover around the 26 degree Fahrenheit mark and the wind does its best to create an … Continue reading

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A closer look at Inner Space

Of course you know what outer space is . Inner space? That’s the ocean depths. It is  also a division of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. The graduate school is located on beautiful Narragansett Bay in … Continue reading

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Scorpions in Rhode Island

We have all seen the tavern sign that proudly displays a large mug of brew overflowing with a foamy head. Then there is the dental office that displays a large sign in the shape of a tooth (roots and all) … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Backyard?

What’s in your backyard?  I’ll bet there is more than you might be aware of.  You just have to take the time to walk around and look.  Sometimes it involves crawling behind bushes or stalking an animal that is all … Continue reading

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From Frank’s to Louie’s .. It’s a barber shop, not a salon

  I don’t remember my first haircut but I know where it took place. It was at Frank’s Barber Shop on Pocasset Avenue in the Silver Lake section of Providence. We lived on the second floor of a tall three-floor … Continue reading

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