A treasure trove of 25,000 photos of South Kingstown taken over more than 40 years by Kenneth T. Mars Jr. will be preserved, thanks to an effort by the South County History Center and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
The lavender plants run row after row, each creating a path to a white gazebo like a center of a spoked wheel among these purple flowers gently swaying to the breeze, honey bees circling around all seven acres of these plants.
A variety of domestic animals also keep an eye on the lavender from their pens here at Lavender Waves Farm, off of Zech Drive, which edges into Route 1 in South Kingstown. It is a “Luxury Lavender Farm,” as owner Henry Cabrera calls it.
The Fabric Gallery has a new owner, but she’ll be a familiar face to customers.
This past week, Fabric Gallery shop manager Karen Rhoda completed her purchase after three and a half years with the fabric outlet, something which she said was a “natural fit.”
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim wrote a bouncy song for the musical “Assassins” that says, “Everybody’s got the right to their dreams.”
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.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a July Full Moon
By many other names would shine as bright.”
My apologies to William Shakespeare, but I simply couldn’t resist mangling the above famous quote from Romeo and Juliet.
As spring migration winds to a close and the breeding birds focus their attention on bringing another generation into the world, we often focus our attention on the birds that are raising their chicks in nests close to our homes. We celebrate our daily observations of cardinals and robins and finches, for instance, and we note their progress from nest building to egg laying to hatching to the fledging of their chicks.
My columns are written at least a month or so in advance of a specific month due to a variety of publication deadlines. At the time of this writing in mid-April, New York City may have flattened the curve in the corona virus pandemic.