More than 25,000 artifacts, 100,000 printed items, 400,000 historic maps and photographs, and 9 million feet of motion-picture film. Founded in 1822, the Rhode Island Historical Society chronicles the past of its native state with an expansive collection, film screenings, special presentations, and other weekly events. In addition to these programs, the organization keeps local history alive at its three historic sites. Visitors can embark on guided or self-guided explorations of the 18th-century John Brown House Museum—a registered National Historic Landmark—as well as the library, which houses the society's collections. The Rhode Island Historical Society also oversees the Museum of Work and Culture, where exhibits recount the social, cultural, and economic history of northern Rhode Island through the 20th century.
All Scope Entertainment assists party hosts in throwing the biggest bashes possible with a comprehensive array of event planning and entertainment services. The company's experienced DJ carts his turntables and karaoke equipment to enhance birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events, such as the office manager's wedding or birthday.
The knowledgeable staff at New England Nutrition helps customers sort through the hybrid gym-and-wellness center's vast collection of nutrition supplements. They dole out expert advice and insider opinions on such BSN and Solgar products as protein powders, meal-replacement shakes, and low-fat, preservative-free powdered peanut butter.
To further help their customers reach their fitness goals, certified trainers host boot-camp classes onsite in the center's functional-training gym. They help melt fat and build muscles with kettlebells, battling ropes, and medicine balls and harness the body's natural weight with body-sculpting suspension-training classes.
Bright bottles of shampoo and conditioner line aisles in neat rows. A kaleidoscope of cards adorned with whimsical words and art waits to be taped atop a present or slipped into a mailbox. Each of CVS/pharmacy's more than 7,200 neighborhood stores brims with such everyday necessities, filling patrons' shopping baskets with products from brands such as Revlon, Duracell, Gerber, and Banana Boat. At many locations, a pharmacy dispenses prescriptions to ease patients’ health complaints, and a photo department personalizes magnets and canvas prints with images of your choosing.
Akim's Tailoring and Dry Cleaning staff freshens up delicate garments and customizes the shape of ill-fitting clothes with dry cleaning and tailoring services. Technicians use waterless dry cleaning methods to remove dirt, smells, and remnants of competitive sweat-offs from fabrics and ornately decorated duds, deodorizing and spot cleaning sweaters ($5.25), gowns ($20-$30), and pants ($5.25). Otherwise, in-house tailors can raise or lower hemlines ($10), take in waists ($15), and fix broken zippers ($25-$45) to ensure garments match bodily dimensions snugly.