Mr. Lawrence Tells Us Where To Go
And when. Talented writer, word speller, library advocate, and editor of ‘Headmaster’ editor, Matthew Lawrence, has done it again. The latest project out of his newly-formed Law and Order Party is the very handy, 80-page “Summer Guide: 102 Events // 70 Beaches.”
The layout is inviting and coherent — categories are color coded — and Matthew’s signature Courier typeface looks great. Courier is great. The guide features fascinating old photos unearthed from various online archives. (Love that sheet music for “On the Beach at Narragansett” found in the New York Public Library.) From his helpful intro,
Here’s a list of 102 things to do this summer, along with a list of 70 places to check out the water. It says Beaches on the cover, but some of these sites will probably fall outside your definition of what should be considered a beach. That’s part of why there are 70 choices. Events (sorted by date) make up the first section of the guide, while the second half is a list of beaches, parks, nature preserves, and other places to swim, picnic, surf, fish, and so on.
The book runs chronologically, week-by-week, covering events statewide. The only guide to Rhode Island beaches you will even need starts on page 45.
While I recommend you bookmark this gem, but you will still need the Daily Dose for your highly-curated calendar of Providence events. You need both.
At any rate, I know how much work went into this guide, Matthew. Good job.
(Seen here is the lovely cover photo from the guide. It shows the Frosty Drew Observatory down in South County.)