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Watching the news lately has been depressing, with wars, politics, shootings, flooding and tornedos. I almost do not want to turn on the television for fear of what catastrophe has occurred and how … more
Regardless of what you like to invest in, every market is cyclical in that it goes through periods of peaks and valleys. Markets are always changing, and it is our job to monitor them. Of all the … more
During World War II, two Warwick brothers left home to do their patriotic duty, keeping in touch through letters. Joe Czerkiewicz was serving with the 90th Quartermaster Battalion in France and Eddie … more
In Pawtuxet Village, Memorial Day Weekend hits a little bit different. Instead of the usual backyard barbecue, it’s the height of Gaspee Days, which celebrates the burning of the HMS Gaspee by … more
Many times, I’ve been asked about musket balls and how they fit in the bore of a gun during the American Revolution. Unlike today where the bullet fits tightly into a rifled bore, this was not … more
The music festival season is already underway with tons of events taking place either over the course of an entire day or a whole weekend. There’s a bunch of others that have been slowly but … more
On June 9, 1908, an agent representing the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals squared off in court against Welcome Hoyt Cottle, a farmer and expressman who resided on Snake … more
Futuristic medical treatments seem to have made their way to the forefront.  What was once seen as science fiction has now joined the mainstream.  Who would have thought, 50 years ago, that … more
Everyone has their opinion on what a “comic con” or “comic show” means to them. What you expect to see, who you expect to see, what you are going to do. These are the factors … more
On September 1, 1874, John Whitford Wilcox placed an announcement in the local newspapers. His brown mare had strayed or been stolen from his barn on Pontiac Avenue and he offered a reward for its … more
The purpose of Mother’s Day is to express love, appreciation, and gratitude towards mothers and mother figures for their unconditional love, support and sacrifices. The number one gift … more
When it comes to purchasing a pet to bring into your home, it’s always best to do so through an animal rescue organization. These friendly creatures usually come to these places from dangerous … more
For me, Patriot’s Day goes on all year long. I’ve been infatuated with the American Revolution since I was a 7-year-old kid and was in Concord and Lexington for the 200 th anniversary. … more
Colonel George Leander Shepley was the wealthy president of a Providence insurance company, with a host of servants and a summer home in Warwick Neck. On the Sunday morning of July 31, 1921, he went … more
Mothers’ Day is celebrated on May 12th. The first traces of Mother’s Day can be found in Greek mythology when goddess Rhea, the mother of Zeus, was honored in spring. In the Middle … more
Like any other city, Providence has a bit of grit within its vicinity. There are certain aspects that are rough and tumble along with an underbelly where certain things happen that often get covered … more
As an auction house, the core part of our business in which we acquire material to sell is by going on house calls. A “house call” is simply when someone makes an appointment for us to … more
For the past few years, pro wrestling has made quite a resurgence in the American cultural sphere. There’s major promotions such as World Wrestling Entertainment, All Elite Wrestling, Total … more
After a chicken thief helped himself to the flock of Edward John Watson, a 61-year-old watchmaker who ran a large acreage on Hopkins Avenue in Johnston, Edward became determined to catch the culprit … more
A bright, shining light Mother’s Day is coming up, which conjures up thoughts of my mom. My earliest memories of my mother are traumatically linked to the birth of my brother and when I lost … more
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