New England Patriots to raise awareness through NFL’s ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ campaign

The New England Patriots will be rocking custom-made cleats during Sunday’s game to bring attention to various causes. This is the team’s sixth season participating in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. Starting quarterback Mac Jones will be supporting Boston Children’s Hospital while safety Devin McCourty will be supporting the fight against sickle cell… Continue reading New England Patriots to raise awareness through NFL’s ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ campaign

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Holiday Arts Guide: Festivals, events, family fun and a whole lotta lights

Trees are festooned with glittering lights, Santa is riding a train, the Cathedral of St. Paul is going to be awash with colorful images and there are events, displays and festivities throughout the Twin Cities. Here’s some of what’s ahead in the festivals and families department. Remember to check on COVID-19 safety protocols before heading… Continue reading Holiday Arts Guide: Festivals, events, family fun and a whole lotta lights

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Holiday Arts Guide: Picture books for kids — Mittens, dogs, an interrupting chicken and a farting troll

Who’s on the top of your gift list? Bet it’s the kids. So here’s a roundup of picture books that blend text and illustrations in ways the little ones will enjoy. No need to remind you why books are such good gifts, but we’ll do it anyway. Books don’t break, they don’t need batteries, they… Continue reading Holiday Arts Guide: Picture books for kids — Mittens, dogs, an interrupting chicken and a farting troll

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Holiday Arts Guide: Classical music’s carols and melodies bring sense of togetherness

After the COVID-19 Grinch stole Christmas last year, the festive spirit comes roaring back better than ever. Whether you survived on Classical music Zoom performances to get your holiday fix or forewent concert music at all, it’s going to feel good to gather and enjoy the carols and melodies that bring a warm sense of… Continue reading Holiday Arts Guide: Classical music’s carols and melodies bring sense of togetherness

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Holiday Arts Guide: Locals bands and touring favorites unwrapping a little jingle swing

The holidays are about tradition, and after a season without concerts due to the pandemic, this is the year to return to an old favorite or start a new tradition altogether. While some acts — including the Blenders and George Winston — chose to sit this one out, this season’s Twin Cities concert calendar is… Continue reading Holiday Arts Guide: Locals bands and touring favorites unwrapping a little jingle swing

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Holiday Arts Guide: Looking to add a trip to the theater to your holiday traditions?

Some have holiday traditions that involve Christmas-tree shopping. Or baking. Or decorating. For others, the holidays mean reliving old memories or creating new ones in the theater. If you are one of those folks — or you’re thinking of becoming one — here’s a sampling of local stage offerings for you. Most are holiday themed;… Continue reading Holiday Arts Guide: Looking to add a trip to the theater to your holiday traditions?

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Holiday Arts Guide: Nutcrackers, tap, rhythm, a bit of Irish and a shuffle

It’s not all Nutcracker, but there’s plenty of Clara and her soldier-doll for the holiday dance season. There’s also tap, a cabaret, and loads of reasons to stomp the snow off your own shoes and take a seat. All of the shows featured here require COVID protocols, including masks, proof of vaccination or a negative… Continue reading Holiday Arts Guide: Nutcrackers, tap, rhythm, a bit of Irish and a shuffle

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RI school districts receive grants to support homeless students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s education department has awarded grants to eight districts to support homeless students. Gov. Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Wednesday that the department awarded more than $336,000 in McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Education for Homeless Children and Youth sub-grants to eight school districts. The districts are: Central Falls,… Continue reading RI school districts receive grants to support homeless students

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Cold Wind Saturday, Less Wind With A Spot Flurry Sunday

We saw our first flakes yesterday evening ending late last night, resulting in some accumulation, mainly for Worcester County and interior southern NH. It made for a picturesque winter wonderland across southern New England — ’tis the season! The snow has lifted out, but the cold and the wind will be sticking around for our… Continue reading Cold Wind Saturday, Less Wind With A Spot Flurry Sunday

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