Situated on Main Street in the heart of downtown Wakefield, Phil’s Main Street Grille has been an institution since the 1940s, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner both inside and outside with their rooftop deck, and since on site dining was able to resume, their backyard tent.
It may be a little later than usual, and look a little different than usual, but the South County Art Association’s Earthworks Open Juried Clay Exhibit is back for its 47th year.
It’s kind of crazy to say, but live music has been making a slow and steady comeback in Rhode Island. One place that has been bringing the tunes to an outdoor stage on their front lawn is Pump House Music Works over on 1464 Kingstown Road in Wakefield. Since the start of July they’ve been having a lot of jazz and folk music resonate through the air, but tomorrow night, there’s going to be something a bit different.
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.