Bobby Forand

Bobby Forand

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Know Your Mom and Pop: The Village Drum Shop
March 8, 2017 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: The Village Drum Shop

Turning a hobby into a full-time job and successful business is a dream come true for most people. While the ...

Book Review: E.A. Mann's One American Robin
February 8, 2017 No Commentby

Book Review: E.A. Mann’s One American Robin

  It’s the realism of this story that I find so striking. Author E.A. Mann, in his debut novel, wrote ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: Revival Massage and Bodyworks
December 14, 2016 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: Revival Massage and Bodyworks

It all started during a sushi dinner in 2011. Co-owners Jessica Lavoie and Morgan Woodard became close friends after meeting ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: Sin Alley Tattoo
December 7, 2016 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: Sin Alley Tattoo

I give start-up business owners a lot of credit, because starting a business can be quite a challenge. In addition ...

Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange Helps Rhode Islanders in Need
November 16, 2016 No Commentby

Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange Helps Rhode Islanders in Need

The unofficial start of the Christmas season seems to start earlier and earlier, much to the chagrin of consumers. But ...

Book Review: Harmony Lee's Within the Maples
October 26, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Harmony Lee’s Within the Maples

  Dreams have always fascinated me. They can be anything and seemingly come from out of nowhere. Sometimes they coincide with ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: MUSE
September 28, 2016 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: MUSE

Gift-giving has seemingly become a thing of the past, with gift cards becoming the quick (though perhaps thoughtless) fix to ...

Book Review: Mark Binder's Transmit Joy!
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Mark Binder’s Transmit Joy!

  Kids, usually regardless of their age, love being read to (some adults can appreciate this as well, which is ...

Book Review: Rory O'Brien's Summerland
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Rory O’Brien’s Summerland

Rory O’Brien has written an enjoyable piece of historical fiction set in the high brow of Newport in 1892. The World’s ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance
July 21, 2016 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance

Hobbies can be difficult to pursue. Work and real world lives are so time-consuming that discovering an interest on the side ...