The wind gusts coming off Wickford Harbor must have changed direction as they’ve carried Mary Poppins into town for the next two weekends as the North Kingstown High School Fine Arts Department brings the story of the famed nanny to life for what they hope will be a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time.
As our heart — the beating linchpin for our survival — ticks away every day, 60 or more times a minute, the entire month of February is dedicated to bringing awareness about how to keep it ticking through the years.
Visitors to the Wickford Art Association over the past month have probably seen a new face at the 36 Beach St. gallery, as Kingston resident Catherine Gagnon has taken over as gallery director, replacing the outgoing Judy Salvadore, who had held the position since 2016.
For 15 years, Sherri Rosen-Mason has been focused on bringing diversity to the enrollment at Hillcrest, a boarding school in New Hampshire where she is head of admissions. She’s proud of her incremental success.
Watching the Contemporary Theater Company’s rendition of “A Christmas Carol” could change any miserly and hard-edged Scrooge into someone warm-and-fuzzy.
The freezing temperatures in February make it difficult to force myself out the door after dark. And knowing that I’ll be standing around outside for extended periods while trying to stay completely silent doesn’t make it any easier. But hearing just one distant hoot warms my bones and makes the experience worthwhile.
When guests visit the local observatories, staff astronomers always look to impress them with great views of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars when any of these worlds are observable.
Happy New Year everyone. Yet another year has passed into the history books, and I am once again presenting some of the astronomical highlights upcoming in 2020. While there are a couple of impressive upcoming events, any time the skies are clear and transparent many stargazers are enticed out under the vault of the heavens to explore our beautiful universe.