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  • Westerly Land Trust Farmers' Market 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Westerly
  • Summer art exhibit 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • Interactive Storytelling 10 a.m. - Noon Westerly
  • Summer art exhibit 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Charlestown
  • ACGOW July Exhibit 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • RIBC Blood Drive Noon - 2 p.m. Westerly
  • Bingo 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Ashaway
  • Drop-In Knitting Club 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown
  • Museum House tours 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • Critter of the Week 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Charlestown

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  • LOS ANGELES — These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet … more ...
    NEW YORK — Large public exhibits of ancient Chinese calligraphy are rare in the United States, as are major shows that can be appreciated by kids as well as adults, novices as well as experts. “Out of Character” is both. … more ...
    Millennials buying homes later   Published Jul 19, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Don’t blame the millennial generation for lackluster home sales. They are increasingly ethnically diverse, more educated and less likely to be married — all factors that make them less likely to own a home, said a new report … more ...
    Ripping out the front lawn and its bordering rhododendrons and replacing them with a landscape of native grasses, groundcovers, succulents and rocks once seemed an unfathomable act of defiance. No longer. As many parts of the United States grapple with … more ...
    NEW YORK — What’s hot for summer? Chunky slides, wide pants and white shirts reinvented. The season, it seems, isn’t cluttered with neons and bright prints in apparel, said Dana Avidan-Cohn, a senior editor at InStyle magazine. Florals and gingham … more ...
    WASHINGTON — What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report … more ...
    You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up. Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custom-made beer starts with the plants you select. “The modern palate … more ...
    Wave after wave of scent has filled the air since my garden awakened in spring. Most prominent have been the aromas from daffodil blossoms, plum, flowering currant, and now dame’s rocket, pinks and roses. Of course, it’s not for us … more ...
    NEW YORK — For 15 years, ferrets in New York City have been living in the shadows, outlawed under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who famously told a ferret fancier that “this excessive concern with little weasels is a sickness.” Now there’s … more ...
    LOS ANGELES — Tuna, the hound so homely he’s irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera. Courtney Dasher of Los Angeles rescued the Chihuahua-dachshund mix with the … more ...
    Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. Yet I enjoy them as an essential part of summer with their yolk-like blooms and pungent foliage. For those who are bored by marigolds, as well as those … more ...

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    PARKMAN, Maine — Conventional wisdom suggests the Burt behind Burt’s Bees left the company after he became disillusioned with the corporate world in North Carolina and wanted to return to his solitary life in Maine. The reality, Burt Shavitz said, … more ...
    GARDNER, Mass. — They are tiny animals with cute faces. They’re covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. The ideal pet? Hedgehogs are steadily growing in popularity across the United States, despite laws in at … more ...
    Wildlife watchers can now wield unnatural powers, playing actual birdcalls on smartphones and other mobile devices. The practice, called playback, is effective for attracting elusive species but also can harm nesting birds if overused. “It’s kind of a balancing act,” … more ...
    MILWAUKEE — The Kohler sink in your bathroom may be more of a work of art than you realize. The company known for kitchen and bathroom fixtures has opened its factory floor to artists for the past 40 years, allowing … more ...
    NEW YORK — Not long ago, parents who sent children to sleep-away camp might wait days or even weeks for a letter. And they’d be lucky if their kids’ scribbled notes home said anything beyond “Send candy!” or “I’m homesick.” … more ...
    Now that daffodil bloom time has passed, some gardeners might be wondering where their flowers were. If some plants remained all leaves, with few or no flowers, why was that? It might be that overhanging trees have made the location … more ...
    NEW YORK — How many people does it take to write a hit song? If you’re Pharrell, one. If you’re Pitbull or Jason Derulo, probably eight — or more. Billboard’s recent Hot 100 chart reflects a group of hits mainly … more ...
    NEW YORK — Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party — special cakes and all. Event planners, bakers, lawyers and academics note the rise of “divorce parties” over the last several years, many with cakes featuring weapon-wielding brides or … more ...
    HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — If man’s best friend is a dog, then who is a dog’s best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina. The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow … more ...
    Crown imperial is exiting the garden after another fabulous spring show. The orange blossoms are fading, wilting and will soon drop. Then the rest of the plant will begin to dissolve back into the ground. As befits nobility, crown imperial … more ...
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