Networking pick of the week – First Friday Coffee

Three cups of coffee on a table with a blue background.

First Friday Coffee is our choice for this week’s Networking event of the week. The event will be held jointly with the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce along with the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce. Friday, February 3, 2023 | 8AM – 9AM | Hosted by The Beach Rose Cafe $5 admission for members & non-members. …

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Mended Little Hearts – Toby Simon

A little girl wearing a face mask in an airport.

by Toby Simon for Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI Photo: Shirley, Toby Simon Editor’s Note: This week a special submission to ConvergenceRI by Toby Simon. February begins the recognition of Heart Month. Our granddaughter Shirley will be turning five in a few months. She was born with two serious heart conditions, one of which was detected at…

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RI Weather for January 31, 2023 – John Donnelly

Tuesday weather forecast.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist A cold front sweeps through overnight with some mixed rain and snow ending as all snow around sunrise, totaling up to an inch, maybe two in the higher elevations. Dry air fills in behind the front, with a cooler high in the upper 30’s cooling down to late evening lows in…

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Social Security has new, easier to use website – Herb Weiss

A man and woman looking at a computer screen.

By Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues Over a month ago, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a redesigned website to assist beneficiaries to find what they need more easily. New pages and improvements based on public feedback will continue to be unveiled in the coming months. You may have already received an email…

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It’s all about control – Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL, contributing writer “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou When change needs to happen, three things need to be recognized: what’s realistic, what’s sustainable over time, and what can you control? Embracing these concepts…

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