Bobby Forand

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Book Review: Christine Jenkins' Fake Smiles and Lasagna
December 23, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Christine Jenkins’ Fake Smiles and Lasagna

In Fake Smiles and Lasagna, author Christine Jenkins, a math teacher at Moses Brown School, describes mentoring sibling refugees from ...

Support Local Shops and the Community: Small Business Saturday and Buy Nothing Day
November 18, 2015 No Commentby

Support Local Shops and the Community: Small Business Saturday and Buy Nothing Day

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have gained mainstream traction, but the slightly lesser known Small Business Saturday (started by American ...

Book Review: A Cricket’s Trick or Treat by Leo C. Frisk, Jr
November 5, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: A Cricket’s Trick or Treat by Leo C. Frisk, Jr

The backstory of author Leo C. Frisk, Jr is nearly as intriguing as the story itself.  Frisk somewhat stumbled into ...

Book Review: Ned Handy and Kemp Battle's The Flame Keepers -- The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17
October 7, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Ned Handy and Kemp Battle’s The Flame Keepers — The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17

I think that everyone has an important story to tell. Some may be better told than others, but all would be ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: Ferruolo Home Improvements
September 23, 2015 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: Ferruolo Home Improvements

There’s something heartening about a family business, buoyed by the business owner’s dream to work hard to build up a ...

Book Review: Thomas D’Agostino's Haunted Rhode Island
September 2, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Thomas D’Agostino’s Haunted Rhode Island

Fall is my absolute favorite season. The temperature is at a close to perfect level — not so hot and ...

Book Review: Karen Lee Boren's Mother Tongue
August 26, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Karen Lee Boren’s Mother Tongue

I’m sure people can spend hours debating what they feel is the most difficult part of writing, and there will ...

Book Review: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sanity
July 29, 2015 1 commentby

Book Review: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sanity

Dick Martin was born and raised in Gloucester, RI, and made his living as a teacher at Burriville High School ...

Know Your Mom and Pop: Lang's Bowlarama
July 8, 2015 No Commentby

Know Your Mom and Pop: Lang’s Bowlarama

There’s nothing like a good night of bowling. Something about being in a bowling alley inspires a nostalgic feeling of ...

2015 Summer Reading Guide: Classics and Local Soon-to-be Classics
June 3, 2015 No Commentby

2015 Summer Reading Guide: Classics and Local Soon-to-be Classics

I wanted to do things a little differently for this year’s summer reading guide. There are so many fantastic classics ...