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Have you been thinking about buying a home? Have you been looking? We want to help, East Bay Events is throwing a House Party for prospective home buyers. Join us for this free evening out with local real estate experts — in a relaxed atmosphere. more
Joel Huval shows up at his front door, three dogs rustling around his feet, with a smile as large as the muscles straining beneath his fitted T-shirt. more
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In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries death came early for many due to disease, childbirth and harsh living conditions. One way people coped with their loss was to memorialize their loved ones with mourning arts. They usually included the name … more
Q. Can you tell me anything about the artist John Sisson? I have several black and white sketches by him including the “Seagull Restaurant, Succotash Rd., East Matunuck, Rhode Island”. A. John Sisson was a self taught marine artist who … more
Q. I recently had lunch at a Korean restaurant where all of their tea pots and dishes were made of this lovely black pottery. What is it and can you tell me anything about it? A.From your description, it sounds like Japanese Raku pottery. … more
Q. My wife and I bought this converted kerosene chandelier at the Brimfield Antique Fair and wondering if you can tell me anything about it. It does not have any markings or labels identifying who made it. A. Gas lamps were introduced in … more
Those of you who have baseball fever right now may want more than just your lucky socks on while you watch the games. Saint Rita has been touted as the patron saint of baseball since 2002 when the movie “The Rookie” with Dennis Quaid was … more
Baleen: the precursor to plastic As early as the Vikings, many peoples who hunted whales used as much as possible of the carcass. This included the blubber, oil, bone, teeth and baleen. Some species of whales such as North American Right … more
Hardwired in my DNA is a deep refusal to ever be landlocked, aside from maybe a week or two of vacation. I have to live within sniffing if not spitting distance of a large body of water, preferably … more
Q. I am looking to date two American Seating Company chairs that I have owned for quite some time. They are a Bishop's chair and an assistant/side chair—part of the past Ecclesiastical/Church Department of the American Seating Company. They … more
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