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Tri-tip, a cut that has long been popular with grillers on the west coast, is gaining traction in the east.

Barbecue 101

Barbecue 101

Did you even know there is such a thing as the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA)? Well there is, and it has tips, trends and recipes from barbecue and grilling pros from across the country to pass along. According to their president, Roy Slicker of Slick’s Que Co. in Bend, Oregon, “BBQ is enjoying a boom

Mind your mobile manners

We all rely on our smartphones to keep us connected with friends, family and the office. But while today’s technology makes life a lot more convenient, it also makes for some potential etiquette dilemmas. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – a perfect time to ensure your habits don’t violate any “tech peeves.” Here

The East Providence High School band marches during a night performance at Disney World.

East Providence High School band plays Disney World

FLORIDA — “The Magic Kingdom and Disney Performing Arts are proud to present the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcon Marching Band from North Dighton, Massachusetts and the East Providence Townie Marching Band from East Providence, Rhode Island.” On June 27 and 28, the East Providence High School marching band performed alongside the Dighton-Rehoboth High School band in two

Daniel Bonalewicz is hiking in the Pacific Northwest to show those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can persevere.

East Providence native Bonalewicz hikes for RA awareness

PACIFIC NORTHWEST — Eight years ago, Daniel Bonalewicz’s rheumatoid arthritis became so painful that he couldn’t play baseball anymore. Today, the 24-year-old’s condition has improved enough that he is hiking 2,600 miles from the Mexican border to Seattle. A Riverside native and volunteer firefighter, Mr. Bonalewicz has lived with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for more than

Henry Johnson, Matthew Macaluso and Sam Tanous (from left) helped the Inside the Park Thieves win the 12U New England AAU baseball championship recently.

Barrington boys win New England baseball championship

Earlier this month in Johnston, the Inside the Park Thieves captured the 12U crown at the New England AAU Championship. Only 16 teams out of a field of 69 teams in the Open Division advanced to the playoffs. By clinching the title, the Thieves have an automatic bid to represent New England at the AAU


Annual audit reveals budget surplus for East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — City Manager Paul Lemont announced East Providence remains on a path of financial improvement, doing so prior to a presentation of the annual audit during the City Council meeting Tuesday night, June 17. “Things are looking a lot better and we’re headed into a new day with the city,” Mr. Lemont said


Happy Father’s Day!

This is my father, Fredrick Hermenze, posing for Amos Sewell (who was a ‘Saturday Evening Post’ illustrator). Amos and Ruth Sewell lived across the street from my grandfather’s farm and my childhood home. They were good neighbors and friends, and often used the farm and my extended Polish family in illustrations. This photo was taken about

Keith Grant hugs his former social studies teacher Erin Stevenson

East Providence High Class of ’14 graduates set out on their paths

EAST PROVIDENCE — The 323 young men and women of the East Providence High School Class of 2014 crossed the stage in Providence Country Day’s field house at their graduation Friday night, June 13. Due to rain necessitating the event’s move from its originally scheduled outdoor setting of Pierce Field, the indoor venue was packed

Navigating long-term veterans care benefits

Long-term care costs can add up quickly. For veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans who need in-home care or are in a nursing home, help may be available. The Veterans Administration (VA) has a pension benefit called Aid and Attendance that provides money to those who need assistance performing everyday tasks. Even veterans whose