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Heather Rigney

Heather Rigney is an artist, writer, and educator who lives with her family in Pawtuxet Village. She is the author of the award-winning Merrow Trilogy, a historical fantasy which explores Narragansett Bay mermaids. Secretly, Heather despises mermaids, but don’t tell anyone.

Bumper Cars Bumping Downtown

Ready for some carnival-style fun this summer? You’re in luck! The popular ice bumper cars that graced the Alex and Ani City Center this winter will transform into traditional bumper cars this summer, and it’s definitely something to get excited about. We spoke with John Rotatori, the general manager from Alex and Ani Center about the opening […]

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Compost with a Conscience: Worm Farm in Olneyville Tackles Social Change

It’s a known fact that a worm lacks a footprint. Someone else, somewhere in a warehouse in Olneyville, is attempting to follow this diminutive invertebrate’s example — Frank Mastrobuono, co-owner of Earthly. Frank is an exuberant and intelligent individual with a mission to change how you look at worms, soil and sustainability. According to their […]

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Killer Plants and the People Who Adore Them: An Insight into the New England Carnivorous Plant Society

You might be familiar with the Venus flytrap or Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, but how well do you know Nepenthes rajah? This carnivorous plant gets its name from the Greeks. Loosely translated, it means ‘no pain’ and references a drug Helen of Troy gave to Telemachus, son of Odysseus, forcing him to forget […]

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