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Caitlin Howle

Open Doors and Open Arms: Open Door Health offers inclusive healthcare to LGBTQ+ Rhode Islanders

In March 2020, while the world seemed to be collapsing in on itself with the start of lockdown, you may have missed the opening of what’s proving to be an asset to Rhode Island: Open Door Health.  Located at 7-9 Central Street in Providence, Open Door Health is an initiative of the Rhode Island Public […]

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The Wanderer: Rediscovering home through urban wandering

A few weeks ago I went to a virtual screening of PechaKucha (look it up, you won’t regret it) and stumbled across a wonderful initiative in Rhode Island, an Instagram account called the_hidden_worlds_of_pvd, which chronicles the adventures of Justin Foster, who has dubbed himself an “urban wanderer.”  Foster defines it simply: “Urban wandering is the […]

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Leading the Way: Nibbles eschews his big red nose for the first time in nearly three decades

When most of the country thinks about holiday traditions, they think about Christmas trees, snow, time with loved ones, Santa Claus, that kind of thing. Here in Rhode Island, we think of a giant blue bug who sits atop a building just off I-95, bringing holiday cheer and joy to all of those around him.  […]

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Hatchet Job: The Lizzie Borden house brings true crime and ghosts to fans of the macabre

The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum is located in Fall River, Massachusetts, and it’s the site of the infamous Borden family murders.  For those of you who need a reminder of what happened, in 1872 the Borden family purchased the Fall River home. Twenty years later, on a morning with incredibly odd events, Lizzie […]

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Are You Scared?: Take a break from existential fear — Providence Ghost Tour spooks you with local spirits

It’s time for a New England fall and this year, you probably can’t do most of your favorites, especially if it involves a ghost, being scared, being around people and being scared to be around people. But, have no fear — not all hope is lost! There are multiple spooky events being hosted by Providence […]

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New Hobby Alert!: Metal detecting becomes accessible for all with Rhode Island Relics’ new storefront

Rhode Island Relics, owned by Nathan Matthews, is dedicated to helping Rhode Islanders with the hobby of relic hunting. Think metal detectors and finding actual treasure in our tiny state. The business has been operating online, and just recently opened a storefront in Pawtucket.  Nathan Matthews says of the hobby: “Metal detecting has become extremely […]

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Good Trouble: The Womxn Project mixes art with activism in their latest installation series

Art + Activism = artivism. And these artivists are coming from The Womxn Project, a non-profit organization focused on building a feminist, community-based movement to further human rights. Their form of artivism is to display words on businesses around Rhode Island to send a message – one that the community is feeling and one that […]

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