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2013-08-13 23:24:09

September 21, 2013 event showcasing national movement of people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Dumpstaphunk featuring lvan Neville is headlining the September 21, 2013 Rally4Recovery in Providence, RI. Neville, in long-term recovery from addiction, is a musician, singer and songwriter. Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy, advocate for the rights of people with addiction and mental illness, will be the...

2012-12-19 05:00:06

Rhode Island Rally4Recovery is 2013 National Hub Event Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Patrick Kennedy will be the Grand Marshall for Rally for Recovery 2013, as tens of thousands of people speak out, march, run and walk on Saturday, September 21, 2013 during the 24th annual Recovery Month observances. From Rhode Island, the national hub for events taking place across the nation and around the world, to Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom, people in recovery, their families,...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

By Thomas J Morgan Some 6,000 paper cranes -- a symbol of peace, fidelity and longevity -- will be distributed at the WaterFire on Saturday. SMITHIFIELD -- Employees of Fidelity Investments, joined by Providence high school students and volunteers from the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence and organizers of WaterFire, plan today to wrap up a three-month effort to create 6,000 origami cranes to be distributed at the WaterFire event scheduled for Saturday in...

2008-07-14 15:00:23

Besides the state's lone drive-in, there are a number other chances to see free movies outdoors this summer. Here is an incomplete list: Providence Movies on the Block: Summer film series downtown at Westminster and Union streets, beside Tazza restaurant. Every Thursday at dusk. Bring your own snacks and blankets. Schedule: Rocky on July 17; The Birds on July 24; One Crazy Summer on July 31; Rocky Point Movie on Aug. 7; American Graffiti on Aug. 14; Monty Python and the Holy Grail on...

2008-07-13 15:00:19

By Scott MacKay The last night of SoundSession draws people by the thousands into the city -- some for the first time. PROVIDENCE -- The new ethnic and racial mosaic that is Providence in the 21st century was on display last night as thousands thronged downtown streets to listen and dance to a melange of musical styles at the city's fifth annual SoundSession music festival. From Waterplace Park near the State House to a crowded Westminster Street, the city held a big party filled...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'