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Paul Ward, Douglas Flea are a good fit

By Rod Lee

There is only one way to fully appreciate the thousands of antiques and collectibles that are amassed on the floor of the Douglas Flea Market on Northeast Main St. That is through the eyes of a dealer like Paul Ward. Without the backstory—the provenance of the items you have been examining that Mr. Ward and his fellow dealers are able to offer—the experience is far less fulfilling.

Sixty-eight years old, tall as a... Read More

Lisa Jane’s a different breed of hair salon

By Rod Lee

Wall art—scenes from London, Paris and Italy—are the first clue that Lisa Jane’s is not a typical hair salon. The framed pictures are a reflection of Owner Lisa Desjarlais Amaral’s love of travel; as a flute or piccolo in her hands would be evidence of her longtime involvement in the Blackstone Valley Community Band—if those instruments were also on display.

Nestled on Providence Road in a pocket of Linwood that is... Read More

Historic Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse to host Open House series

The historic 1770 Quaker Meetinghouse at the corner of Quaker Highway and Aldrich Street in Uxbridge will hold a series of Open Houses this summer.  “Many people have commented that the meetinghouse seems to have new life as a result of our cleanup efforts last fall”, noted Ellen Perry, President of the Quaker Meeting House Association. “We hope that our summer events will highlight the wealth of local history that is associated with this... Read More

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