Neighborhoods

Winter Solstice — Trinity Beer Garden

(12.21) The sacred grove beckons. Join local musicians Jen Long (aka the Accordion Princess) and Kate Mick in Biltmore Park to “turn the year” with song, community, art and s’mores. And science! Celebrate the winter solstice this Wednesday in the park between the Trinity Beer Garden and the rink. Around 5:00pm we’ll start to gather …

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Sandwich Hut Opens Second, Huttier Location

Since 1963, three generations of the Kammerer family have been running the beloved Sandwich Hut on North Main Street. Seems now they have finally found a spot worthy of a second, additional location in Luongo Square, right across from the horse fountain and The Avery. Weather permitting, customers can sit on stools on the sidewalk …

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Cicilline Opens Clementine Cocktail Bar

Congressman David Cicilline had so much time on his hands this year that he decided to go into the restaurant business, opening a cocktail bar downtown on Washington Street. Granted, at 20 seats, Clementine was not a massive undertaking, but still. (And he wrote a book, House on Fire. Where does he get the energy.) …

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Rory’s Market Opens Downtown

Friday morning at 9am these doors will swing open to reveal aisles of colorful produce, groceries, beverages, meats and cheese, and prepared foods, when Rory’s Market and Kitchen opens its third location, downtown at the intersection of Washington and Mathewson Streets. (It has two markets in Massachusetts.) From InDowncity: Throughout the Grand Opening Weekend on …

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Community MusicWorks Growing Up And Out

We couldn’t help but notice that something was afoot at the Westminster Street home of a certain nonprofit music education and performance organization*, and indeed, they are expanding their footprint to become the Community MusicWorks Center, a gathering place for music and community. There is an architectural mock-up of the future facility at the website, …

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‘Open Air Saturdays’ Downtown

It’s the first Saturday of the month so it must be time for InDowncity’s  ‘Open Air Saturday.’ Each Open Air Saturdays event will feature live music performances, a rotating line-up of food trucks, two beer gardens, two marketplaces, outdoor games and activities, ample outdoor dining at local restaurants, and more. We encourage attendees to make …

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‘Open Air Saturdays’ This Weekend

(5.7) In Downcity will be launching Open Air Saturdays at four locations downtown this weekend. This event will repeat on the first Saturday of the month through October. Here’s a quick look at what to expect, but go to the website for more details and a helpful map. Grant’s Block will host the Long Live …

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Records For Sale — Olneyville

Meet Zach Warf, co-owner of the Music Research Library on Dike Street. Zach has a wide range of knowledge about music and recordings and is himself a musician (drums, keys). Zach is friendly and chatty — utterly defeating the record store guy stereotype — and smart enough to keep the “rare” merchandise right next to …

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Brown Sued Over Collusion To Limit Financial Aid

How does the joke go? “In God we trust, all others pay cash.” Maybe Brown should change its motto from In Deo Speramus to Caveat Emptor. In a recently filed federal lawsuit, Brown University has been accused of colluding with several other universities in making admissions decisions “with regard to the financial circumstances of students …

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NicoBella’s Gets Into The Spirit

Look who makes a great Santa! I stopped by NicoBella’s downtown last Sunday to inquire about an upcoming art show, only to be greeted by owner Daniel Crenca all suited up and checking my naughty/nice status at the door. He will be adopting this persona on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays through the season. As you …

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