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February 13th, 2011
NEWPORT, R.I. â Sometimes, itâs hard to get tourists to come to Newport in the middle of an Ice Age winter. But, God, are they trying.
Tons of February ice that doesnât kill you can certainly be dropped into a variety of chilled, mixed cocktails.
That is sort of th
It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means. Yep, it's time for dinner, maybe some dancing, definitely some chocolate but, above all, it's time to show your significant other what he or she really means to you.
So, we want to know, what's your most memorable Valentine's Day moment or your favorite memory of love in your life? Maybe it was a date that went perfect, maybe it was your wedding.
Either way, we want to know.
Comment below this story to share with the world the moments you love to remember and will never forget.
NARRAGANSETT â In an effort to allow members of Rhode Islandâs fishing community to share their basic views on a number of marine issues, a roundtable discussion was held at the University of Rhode Islandâs Coastal Institute on the Bay Campus Monday, February 7.
The ice and bitter cold temperatures didnât stop a slew of students and parents from attending the âRachelâs Challengeâ presentation at Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School last Thursday night. The third presentation of the day featured speaker Dave Gamache, who has traveled from school to school spreading the message of âRachelâs Challengeâ for the past four years.The presentation was made possible through the efforts of the Domestic Violence Research Center and the Friendship Fund.
Amongst a slew of other issues, one of the biggest problems facing Rhode Island is its inability to entice its young people to remain in the state.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â To close the $1.6 million deficit in the school budget, the School Committee approved a budget that would ask for two percent in town property taxes, $950,000 from collective bargaining agreements and a reduction of $640,184 in school programs and structures with 33 percent of the un-designated fund balance dedicated to the budget.
KINGSTON--When South African writer Nadine Gordimer was asked what was the best compliment she had ever been paid she said, "Years and years ago, when I was on a camping trip on a farm, I was bitten by ticks that had brushed off the long grass I'd been walking through. When I complained of this, the old and very unattractive farmer said, 'If I was a tick, I'd also like to bite you.'"
KINGSTONâWhen South African writer Nadine Gordimer was asked what was the best compliment she had ever been paid she said, "Years and years ago, when I was on a camping trip on a farm, I was bitten by ticks that had brushed off the long grass I'd been walking through. When I complained of this, the old and very unattractive farmer said, 'If I was a tick, I'd also like to bite you.'"
Only in America, check that, only in Rhode Island, can a PhD from Harvard named Sarah Doom start a womanâs Roller Derby League, then get her degree and legitimately be called Dr. Doom.
Only in Rhode Island can you meet dental hygienists who help relief tooth pain by day, only to knock out teeth at night, as skaters in the Providence Roller Derby.
And only this Saturday, Feb. 12, can you meet these delicate bruisers. Thatâs the date that marks the Derby Sweet Heart Skate, where Roller Derby queens become self-professed âgiraffes on iceâ as they skate in an entirely different medium â frozen water â at the Bank of America Rink at Kennedy Plaza.
Warm up to the impending 2011 Providence Roller Derby season by meeting the skaters from 5 to 8 p.m. While it is still cold out, these ladies want to test their skills by trading in wheels for blades.
There will be a heated tent with Providence Roller Derby merchandise for sale, a photo booth to have your picture taken with your favorite derby girl, hot chocolate and cider, and a station to decorate your own valentine cupcake or cookie.
Or maybe even yourself.
BY JAMES MEROLLA
COWESETT. â Where else in Rhode Island can a child hold Roger Williamsâ actual shoe buckle? Or a sword used by a French Huguenot that dates back to 1414?
Or see colossal 1850s vases that were gifts to the same family from the King of Siam â the same king who wanted to open his country to the West, made famous by Rodgers and Hammersteinâs âThe King and I?â Or see the original house and yacht china (yes, yacht china) still stacked in the pantry?
And get a tour by the living descendant of that same family who still lives in her amazing museum home?