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Getting Around

Getting Around If you’ve driven to Newport or the Cape during the tourist season or soldiered to Logan Airport pretty much any time, you may still be recovering from the shock. Here are some other ways to get around. Car services You need to go to a meeting or the airport, but the mere thought of battling traffic and finding…

Clean Up

CLEAN UP Who’s got time to wash stuff or fix things? By golly, not you! But these people do. They’ll even come to your house. Car detailers Ever wished someone else would polish the scratches out of your car or vacuum the dead leaves off the carpet? These people will, and they’ll pick up your car, too. Blue Wave Car…

Letters

Gracias, merci, xie xie We saw your article about International House in the November issue , and I just wanted to thank you and the photographers for putting together such an attractive picture of International House. I am bursting with gratitude about the colorful presentation you gave. You really captured the essence of International House, its founders, members and students…

Club Med

IN THE SEVEN HOURS before I arrive at the Hallak Middle East Market in North Providence for an informal cooking lesson one Thursday afternoon, Georgette Hallak has rolled, stuffed, crimped, packaged and frozen three hundred “hand pies.” A unique shape identifies each filling: half-moons are cheese; open-topped squares, vegetable; pinched triangles, spinach. Made entirely from scratch, the pies are sold…

Alone in a Crowd

First, there was the handwriting. Angus and Petrina Ross watched their thirteen-year-old daughter’s handwriting shrink to a painful, nearly microscopic script. Next, there were the noises. The teenager clapped her hands over her ears to shut out everyday sounds: the smack of iron against ironing board, the clatter of dishes and glasses, even her father’s breathing. Then, there was the…

Band of Brothers

In the graying hours of a fall evening, Dr. Stephen Carr, fifty-three, director of prenatal diagnosis and fetal imaging at Women and Infants’ Hospital and Master Mason, answers the phone at his Barrington home. He hears Peter’s voice on the other end of the receiver. “How are you? How’s your family? I haven’t seen you in a while and was…

How Rhody are You?

• You rush out to get bread and milk when a snowstorm is predicted. This one’s such a classic Rhodyism, we almost didn’t include it. “It stems from the 1978 blizzard, when some people couldn’t get out of their homes for days,” explains historian and ProJo editor David Husband. “Now everybody runs out and buys three loaves of bread and…

The History of Delekta’s Pharmacy

This pharmacy serves Rhode Island's specialty, coffee cabinets, while also doling out prescriptions the old-fashioned way.

Every morning Eric Delekta mixes up a batch of rich, dark coffee syrup for the couple of dozen cabinets he expects to sell that day at Delekta’s Pharmacy.