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We all know COVID-19 brought a lot of changes, and it also changed a few bands. For example, People Eating Plastic went from being a duo to being a trio. Drummer Mike McCullough left the band, Wesley Evans came in to replace him, and Benjamin Schuy joined up on bass. This leaves guitarist and Charlestown native Jason Gillooly as the sole original member of the instrumental progressive math rock act. As they say, when there’s changes, there’s new beginnings, and that seems  to be the case for these guys as they get ready to play an art show & skate jam at Lighthouse Skatepark in Pawtucket on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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For over a year, the Theatre By The Sea, like many venues around the world, has sat empty in Wakefield, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a hold on the venue’s lively stage shows and performances — a staple of the South County summer entertainment scene.

Now, as Rhode Island, along with much of the nation, begins to come out of pandemic, the Theatre By The Sea is making its return. It has announced its first batch of Summer Concert Series events for July, along with an encore performance of the hit Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!”

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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced a new art exhibition on display at TF Green Airport’s GREEN SPACE Gallery, a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC). The gallery now features works by Wakefield resident Jill Stauffer, as well as Barrington resident Pascale Lord and Providence resident Sarina Mitchel.

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Who can forget the amazing partial solar eclipse spectacle seen locally on Aug. 21, 2017, as part of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse experience across the United States? Here in Rhode Island 65 percent of the solar disk was covered by the moon during maximum. My wife Tina and I had traveled to Adams, Tennessee, and witnessed totality for 2 minutes and 36 seconds.

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It’s been said that “we are what we eat,” or, “garbage in garbage out.” Less catchy advice might be “eat an anti-inflammatory diet, rather than a pro-inflammatory one.” It could make the difference in the likelihood of developing a malignancy of the large bowel. Most people don’t realize that if you take away skin cancers, colon cancer is the third most common malignancy in North America.