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Pawtucket Things to Do

  • Learn the old trades and crafts

    Slater Mill offers a number of classes in the old trades and skills of yesterday. I've been enjoying a class in Weaving lately. I'll try to post some pics of my work and the class projects.There is also a class in caning chairs, spinning, quilting, and knitting. It's a fabulous big space on the second floor and we get to use their looms and...

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  • Tour the Blackstone in a river boat

    We enjoyed one of the river boat tours which I describe and picture on my Central Falls page. The river passes through several cities as it flows south towards Providence. There are a couple of options from a short afternoon cruise, to a British Tea cruise, or even an option to do a B&B cruise. See the web site for full descriptions.Blackstone...

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  • Wilkinson Mill

    The Wilkinson Mill stands next to the Slater Mill and can be seen in the cover photograph. It is a handsome stone mill as opposed to the wooden structure of the Slater. You have the opportunity to experience the noise and power of the machinery if you check in to this site for a minute. Wilkinson Mill

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  • Slater Mill Museum

    Borrowing from the Slater Mill web site pages, we see a few images of the old mill being operated by men and women... often children. When you take the tour, the guides explain how the children were used to squeeze in and under the equipment if things got stuck or something was unreachable by a full grown man. It could be very scarey and accidents...

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  • Visit the historic house & garden

    SYLVANUS BROWN HOUSEIn the Slater Mill complex you will find this wonderful early house and garden which you can tour along with your entry to the mill itself. Don't miss it. It's a wonderful little place with some interesting furnishings and crafts.

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  • Visitors Center

    Across the street from Slater Mill you will find the Visitors Center which was established in recent years to showcase some of the local arts and attractions as well as to provide maps and information. Interesting exhibits make it a lively information center.

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  • 18th century Sylvanus Brown House

    Sylvanus Brown HouseDon't miss this colonial home and interpreted lifestyle buildings. Erected in 1758 and moved to its present location in 1973, this red gambrel-roofed cottage is now “home” to a family of artisans and mill workers. Portrayed by our expert interpreters, the family demonstrates and explains the activities of daily life in the early...

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  • Slater Mill Historic Site

    This is a Park Service site and the place to start your exploration of Pawtucket and the Blackstone River Valley.

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  • SueRivet's Things to Do Tip

    18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 18:24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare theplace for the fifty righteous that are therein? 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the...

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Pawtucket Restaurants

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    by SueRivet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    House of Pizza is THE best Greek-style pizza in the state. Lip-smacking good!
    This is a favorite haunt for many municipal workers, so don't be alarmed when you see one or two black-and-whites parked outside!

    Favorite Dish: Sausage with extra cheese, please.

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Pawtucket Transportation

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    by SueRivet Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    This is America; you need a car! But if you've come into RI by Greyhound bus or train, you can take bus #99 from Providence to downtown Pawtucket.
    There is a minor public bus system that traverses the major arteries.

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Pawtucket Shopping

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    by Pawtuxet Written Mar 30, 2013

    A wonderful young man from Poland has made a great success out of supplying us with authentic Polish food. Polish is the prevalent language spoken here, but the staff is proficient in English, so no worries. A large map is on the post opposite the counter... where people put a pin on the town, village, or city they are from in Poland. Of course I put a pin in Kolbuszowa for my family.
    This is the place to go for 4 or 5 kinds of Keilbasa, Polish ham, babka, preserves, prepared foods, herring... and of course, Wedel chocolate - among many other delights.
    Prices are very reasonable and there is a nice assortment of things you would recognize if you have Polish family or have traveled to Poland.

    What to buy: Keilbasa, without a doubt.
    Definately Wedel chocolate - a favorite throughout Poland.

    What to pay: reasonable prices

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Pawtucket Local Customs

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    by SueRivet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Writing techniques

    1. Avoid alliteration. Always.

    2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

    3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)

    4. Employ the vernacular.

    5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

    6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

    7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

    8. Contractions aren't necessary.

    9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

    10. One should never generalize.

    11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, 'I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.'

    12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.

    13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.

    14. Be more or less specific.

    15. Understatement is always best.

    16. One-word sentences? Eliminate.

    17. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

    18. The passive voice is to be avoided.

    19. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.

    20. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

    21. Who needs rhetorical questions?

    22. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

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Pawtucket Off The Beaten Path

  • Pawtucket is home to a number...

    Pawtucket is home to a number of very beautiful late-nineteenth century churches. Pictured is the interior of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, which boast an illuminated rose window, as well as many other fine stained glass windows. Located on Pine St., the church is visible from I-95 which cuts a swath through the city.

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  • There is a small National...

    There is a small National Register Historic District up the hill from the downtown area. Most of the houses in Quality Hill were built in the 19th century. For all of you non-Americans, remember, the country is only a couple of hundred years old, so for us this is historic! Most of the houses are clapboarded Victorians built in the late 1800's. The...

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Pawtucket Sports & Outdoors

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    by Pawtuxet Written Dec 11, 2008

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    One of my husband's favorite things to do in the summertime is to go to McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket to see a Paw Sox game. He's been thrilled to see lots of the big baseball stars who have come through this minor league stadium. Everyone I've ever talked to who has seen a game there, seems to love the venue.
    The PAWSOX is a Triple A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox
    Click in to see their schedule and all about the games:
    PAWSOX

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Pawtucket Favorites

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    by SueRivet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If you haven't seen it already, try to catch the movie 'Outside Providence', an adaptation of the book of the same name by Peter Farrelly. The movie is situated in Pawtucket, Farrelly's boyhood home, and is a bit autobiographical. It's a fine coming-of-age flick. [I think it was directed by Michael Corrente, another home boy.]

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