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Herbert (Herb) P. Weiss (born 1954) is an American author and journalist. For over 20 years, he has served as the economic & cultural affairs officer in the Department of Planning and Redevelopment for the city of Pawtucket, RI. He is known for his writing, including books and articles for numerous magazines, especially around issues of aging. He also spearheaded (for Mayor James E. Doyle and Mayor Donald R. Grebien) efforts to revitalize Pawtucket by attracting artists, craftsman creative sector companies, and arts organization into its mills. In August 2016 Weiss published a 310-page paperback book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, compiling 79 of his weekly columns in 13 chapters.

Lifetime Achievement: 90-year-old artist Mihail Simeonov’s work to be exhibited in Pawtucket

Pawtucket’s Arts and Culture Commission hosts a major exhibit of the work of 90-year-old internationally acclaimed artist Mihail Simeonov, running from September 19 through December 31. An opening reception to meet Mihail will be held at Pawtucket City Hall, Thursday, September 19 at 4:30pm, 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket. Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien says, “As […]

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RI Authors Give Advice to Graduating College Seniors

Throughout May and June, robed college graduates listened to commencement speeches delivered by well-known lawmakers, judges, television personalities, actors and chief executive officers of businesses. Many of the orators advised the young adults on how to create a more rewarding personal and professional life in their later years. Members of the Association of Rhode Island Authors […]

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Revelations that Bring Together Heaven and Earth

    Approaching their twilight years, aging baby boomers might occasionally think about their impending mortality, even contemplating what happens after their last breath is taken, wondering what lies beyond the veil. But a growing number of people who have reported Near Death Experiences (NDE) may just shed some light on this age-old question. Although […]

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Red Bandana Fund to Recognize Henry Shelton and Providence Student Union

On June 8, look for the gathering of friends, Rhode Island College educators, progressives, folkies and family members of the late Richard J. Walton, who come to the Red Bandana Award to pay homage and remember him. With his prominent, long white beard and red bandana, decked out in blue jean overalls and wearing a […]

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The Legendary Cowsills

Bob Cowsill, of Rhode Island’s legendary band The Cowsills, comes full circle in his 40-year musical career. Now living on the West Coast, the nationally-acclaimed musician and his band member siblings are planning a trip back home. He (along with other Rhode Island musicians) will be honored on Sunday, April 28 at the Hope Artiste Village, to be recognized by […]

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