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MEMORIES OF COAST GUARD DUTY: Rosetta Desrosiers …
About seven years ago, when PBS was about to air “The War”; yet another series about the Second World War, we sat down with some women who served in that war and listened to a typical grievance … more
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Johnston home builder …
The generation that remembers posters of Rosie the Riveter from World War II may be fading from our midst, but Rosie lives on in a program designed to encourage women to do things they don’t … more
Don Rounds after his first feature win at the …
When we last visited Don Rounds in 2001, old “101” was a memory – alive in old photographs, but in the flesh, or should we say steel, the car was long gone. Don told us of his adventures as a … more
JUSTINIAN STANISLAUS, RAHNE FELLWALKER, KITTY …
Anyone who as been curious about media references to “Steampunk” can get a broader understanding of this recent form of manufactured nostalgia. Nostalgia is typically defined as a longing … more
By someone’s reckoning, August is Rhode Island’s official Rhythm & Blues Heritage Month and the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society, who we suspect declared August R&B Month, held … more
This advertising handout for the Titanic return …
With innumerable books, several blockbuster movies and countless papers and articles about the Titanic disaster, you’d think there would be no story about the ill-fated ship that hasn’t … more
Anyone who dropped by the old New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Library has found Matthew Schulte, the executive director of the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA), in a most … more
FOUND AT SEA: Warwick native and Steward Kat Held …
The series has been described as “Upstairs-Downstairs” at sea and that’s not a bad comparison. For people who are fed up with the excesses of the super-rich that have dominated tabloid … more
MIKE McKONE
Most people would be very surprised to learn that legally blind people not only play golf, but are actually good at it. Warwick resident Mike McKone, the chair for this year’s championship match … more
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation honored …
Looking at Gene Bielecki, you’d never imagine he was a famous Rhode Island aviator. He has a mild, polite demeanor, hardly the romantic, dashing image of a pilot. But, when his many friends and … more
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