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Here holding one of a number of paperbark maples, originally from China, John Gwynne has created a one-acre garden with a microclimate and exotic shapes that are unlike any other in Little Compton. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Little Compton man works magic with meadows and a garden

Little Compton man works magic with meadows and a garden

LITTLE COMPTON — John Gwynne Jr. of Little Compton has created a magical landscape and garden at the home he grew up at West Main Road, left for many years, and returned to in 2009. On Saturday, July 26, about 3:15 p.m., the magic he began to work in the 1970′s will be accessible to the

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John H. Rose, 92, Tiverton

John H. Rose, 92, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Ida (Rebello) Rose of Tiverton, to whom he was married for 67 years. Born in Little Compton, son of the late Victor S. and Senhorinha (Rose) Rose, he had lived in

This Westport farmhouse was built in 1740 and today includes more than 2,300 square feet of living space.

House of the Week: Country charm

Just off the beaten path in the heart of the Westport countryside is an antique farmhouse with more than eight acres of open fields, riding trails and woodlands. The home has three bedrooms and a full bath with an open living concept on the first floor, hardwood floors and a large covered porch overlooking the vast grounds. While maintaining

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Gong sound bath at Sandywoods

Deb Stevens, using a variety of Tibetan gongs, bells, and chimes, will bathe you in peaceful sustained waves of primordial sound. Listeners typically experience a sense of well-being as the sacred gong sounds restore the free flow of energy throughout the body. A gong sound bath can help with stress-related issues, depression, fatigue, or other

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6-Digg-It in Tiverton

6-Digg-It’s set list is powerful and unpredictable. From The Beatles to Dave Matthews, The Doobie Brothers to Maroon 5, Neil Young to Bob Marley, this group will delight you with their infectious rhythms, seamless harmonies, and passionate delivery. Don’t miss this high-energy rock, reggae, and blues cover band as they return once again to Sandywoods! WHERE:

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Four East Bay beaches closed due to bacteria

The Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered four East Bay beaches closed after monitoring showed high levels of bacteria at each. High bacteria counts are normally found after periods of heavy rain. Check back with the Department of Health at 222-2517 for updates. Beaches closed Friday include: Warren Town Beach Bristol Town Beach Grinnell’s

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**** Lupino Quartet in Tiverton

**** Lupino, bassist and vocalist, has performed with symphony orchestras, big bands, jazz combos, and pop/rock bands. He has lived and worked as a musician and singer in Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and several European cities, performing with many renowned artists including Isaac Stern, Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, Steve Lawrence, and Mickey Rooney.

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