Tag Archives: Rhode Island

World Champion Accordionist, Cory Pesaturo

That’s three-time world champion and Guinness World record holder, Cory Pesaturo. You name the genre of music and he can play it on his souped up accordion. In Graz, Austria, in August of 2017, he played for a straight 32 hours and 13 minutes smashing the old accordion playing world record of 31-hours and 25-minutes. The 29-year Read more…

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Are You A Military Family? You Need To Know About “Kids Of America’s Heroes”

 Jason Burke is a humble man who is an American war hero. He served in the Navy for 26-years. He was a naval pilot who flew high risk operations and reconnaissance missions over Bosnia and Iraq. He served alongside all branches of the military in Afghanistan where he lost two men, they were in a lead vehicle that Read more…

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Staircases That Will WOW You

  President of Hardwood Design, Inc., Bill Bivona, is the spiral staircase guy. He builds them for the everyday homeowner and for the rich and famous. As a kid he watched his Dad work with wood and he was hooked. His first project was building a boat in the basement and somewhere along the line he Read more…

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Inside The Mind Of Psychic Medium, Matt Fraser

The “NYBERG” show is as varied as the day is long. So why not talk to Matt Fraser? He is a psychic medium. Matt tells me since he was a little boy he tells me he has seen and heard people “on the other side.” The movie “The Sixth Sense” he says is about him. He Read more…

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A Chat With The Information Architect Of “TED” ~Richard Saul Wurman (reprise)

This is a story I did on Richard Saul Wurman on October 19th of 2010. I drove up to his Newport mansion called “The Orchard” which is now for sale to talk to him. What a home! That was some day, oh and the scarf he is wearing, I knitted that for him…I knew he Read more…

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Get Your Party On With Ryan Designs and Slainte Event Planning & Design

The outside-the-box-thinking of Ryan Designs is a beautiful thing. This husband and wife team, Erik and Christen Ryan, based right over the Connecticut border in Narragansett, Rhode Island, does stunning work. I know this because my daughter, Katie, has worked for them for years. She helps design and then does the hard work of going up Read more…

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So Many Doors, So Little Time…

I came upon this today, doors, doors, and more doors from all over Connecticut, New England and elsewhere. It’s called “The Front Door Project.” This is the hobby of West Hartford’s Deb Cohen. Her photos of doors are on facebook, and Instagram. She doesn’t have a website, she doesn’t need one, she got this covered on Read more…

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19th Annual Newport Flower Show ~ June 27-29

This is an annual trek for me to the Newport Flower Show, It is held at Rosecliff Mansion and is stunning. It takes place June 27th thru the 29th, spend a day in this grand place that is just a stone’s throw away from Connecticut. There are lectures and vendors and of course prize-winning flowers Read more…

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The Gilded Age, Northeast America

A Long Island architect has found a niche, Gary Lawrance is making a living building tiny models of mansions which are in The Hamptons on Long Island. Lawrance’s love for the Gilded Age has also lead him to become an author of the book “Houses Of The Hamptons” and he is also a lecturer on Read more…

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