FlogDailyHerald: A strongly worded letter to pedestrians at India Point Park

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I get it. It has been unseasonably nice out and this has inspired the entire population of Providence to spend their remaining sunshine-filled free time in my way outside. What I don’t understand is why this addition of a few extra Fahrenheit degrees consistently translates into total loss of social decency. I’m looking at you, everyone who hangs out in India Point Park. As the key to any successful rant is order and clarity, I have very carefully laid out my complaints in an organized letter to you, the fine patrons of India Point Park:

1. Let’s talk sidewalks. I think we can all agree that the sidewalk is a shared space and so, if it’s not too much to ask, I would very much appreciate it if you stopped choosing to walk directly down the middle. I propose that implicit driving laws hold on any/all public sidewalks: 1. stay in your lane, 2. don’t be a fucking idiot. Do not inconvenience everyone around you by walking directly in the center of the sidewalk even though you are only one person and not the king of Rhode Island. Keeping to the right allows you and the person walking towards you to pass each other with ease and maybe even a wave or hello if you’re one of those weird friendly people from some middle-of-nowhere town where mass murders tend to take place. If you were a car blatantly driving down the middle of the street, other cars would honk and eventually hit you. So yeah, couple I punched in the back and then flipped off last week, automobile rules hold for pedestrians. Continue Reading


It’s still summer at the Rhode Island Seafood Festival this weekend

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Ready to see the Ocean State out-Ocean State itself? Head down to India Point Park for the Rhode Island Seafood Festival today (9/7) and tomorrow (9/8)  from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (First-years and/or directionally challenged Brunonians: click here for map.) The idea may sound fishy to you, and that’s literally why you should go: hang on to the last smells, tastes, and sounds of summer while the weather is nice and you have very little homework to do.

You don’t have to pay anything to get in, and there are tons of great food vendors—Clam JammersPlouf Plouf, and Blount Calm Shack, to name a few—who will be serving up yummy (read: fishy) dishes. If you’re over 21, you can let loose by the water and enjoy a brewski or a glass of wine from the local breweries and wineries that will be serving at the festival. Any local seafood festival without live music by local bands who play on “The Pier Stage” would simply be nautical nonsense; let these jams become the soundtrack to your meandering, eating, drinking, and merriment.

Enjoy the final few days of summer in true Rhode Island fashion. Be sure to get a group of friends and make the trek south to the Rhode Island Seafood Festival today and/or tomorrow. You’ll be glad you did.

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