Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 1/26-1/30

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 1/26-1/30

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Jan 26
8am: Intern report - Dr. Dana Kaplan in the Resident Library
8am: Senior report - Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: QI & Patient Safety - Dr. Ivona Sediva

Tuesday Jan 27
8am: Jeopardy! 
12pm: Gizmos and Gadgets in Respiratory Care - Dr. Karen Daigle 

Wednesday Jan 28
8am: Mock Code for ward teams, any interested residents welcome
12pm: STI and PID - Dr. Patricia Flanagan 

Thursday Jan 29
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jen Brondon, Pediatic Chief Resident
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Jan 30
8:30am: Grand Rounds - What to Expect when You are Expecting a Baby with Gastroschisis - Arlet Kurkchubasche, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
12pm: Katz Chats with the PGY2s

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Announcements:
RESIDENTS (& faculty) GET YOUR REST!!
The American Academy of of Sleep Medicine has developed a program called Safety, Alertness and Fatigue, Education in Residency (SAFER) designed to help residents educate themselves on the dangers of sleep deprivation and tips to help prevent and manage fatigue.  
Brief points from the learning module:
1) Recognize sleep deprivation. If it is hindering you from safe patient care please call us. 
2) Caffeine- can be helpful but limit use 3-4 hours prior to sleeping as it can disrupt your sleep rhythm. 
2) Exercise: Stretch, run in place, or do jumping jacks. Walk briskly from house to car, car to hospital
3) Light: Best: full spectrum light (e.g.sunlight) Any bright light helps.

If you are sleep deprived, some tips on how to recover:
A) Optimize your sleep environment – Cool, dark, quiet
B) Practice good sleep hygiene – Pre-sleep relaxation, reduce alerting
stimuli, make bed a cue for sleep.


A new Insights and Images Quiz is available on the homepage of www.jpeds.com.  The next Insights and Images quiz will be posted on February 3.  Inactive quizzes will be archived under the Collections tab on http://www.jpeds.com/content/pollresultspage.

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Local Weekend Events

Friday, Jan 23rd
Providence Bruins vs. Manchester Monarchs
Dunkin' Donuts Center 7:05 pm.

22nd Annual Providence Boat Show
Step into summer this January at the 22nd Annual Providence Boat Show, a three-day family-friendly happening that features hundreds of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, and other watercraft; free seminars with experts to give you the know-how on boat handling, navigation and equipment; and plenty of inspiration with special appearances of the sport’s leading personalities and experts. This year’s show—one of New England’s largest indoor winter boating expos—also includes hands-on activities for all ages, sea-to-table cooking demonstrations with the region’s leading chefs, and a special preview of the Volvo Ocean Race, a round-the-world sailing marathon that visits Rhode Island in May 2015. http://providenceboatshow.com/

Saturday Jan 24th
Dinner In Tuscany - COOKING CLASS
Even if you've never visited Tuscany's sun-soaked hilltowns, silvery olive groves, or grain-filled plains, your palate shouldn't be deprived of the sensuous delights of its famous flavors! Explore the rustic, traditional, simply fabulous food of Italy's Tuscan region. Imagine you're in the hills of Tuscany as you learn to make these amazing authentic dishes. On the menu: Sauteed Escarole and Pine Nuts, Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Pancetta, and Tuscan Apple-Nut Tort. http://professorchef.com/january-2015.html

Save The Bay Seal Cruise - Newport
Join us for our award-winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island. We provide binoculars and expert guides. Free Parking! http://www.savebay.org/seals
 
 
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Restaurant of the Week:
Providence Winter Restaurant Week 1/11-1/24
See who's participating: http://www.goprovidence.com/rw/

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 1/19-1/23

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 1/19-1/23

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Jan 19
8am: Intern report - Dr. Beth Brannan in the Resident Library
8am: Senior report - Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: Headache - Dr. Mandelbaum

Tuesday Jan 20
8am:  EBM presentations by ward senior residents
12pm: Board review - Jen Brondon and Allison Heinly, Pediatric Chief Residents 

Wednesday Jan 21
8am: Faculty Meeting - No morning report (sorry we had the dates wrong this month!)
12pm: Single Ventricle Lesions: Understanding the Fontan - Dr. Feit

Thursday Jan 22
8am: Clinic Case Discussion - Becky MacDonell-Yilmaz, PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Jan 23
8:30am: Grand Rounds - Sequencing Circulating Cell Free DNA in Maternal Plasma: Current Capabilities - Barbara M. O'Brien, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Glenn E. Palomaki, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
12pm: Katz Chats with the PGY3s

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Announcements:
From the GME: 
1. Dr. Carino will be the interim GME director until a permanent replacement can be found for Dr. Fischer (she is now working for the national ACGME).
2. We are all receiving raises!! (above our yearly raises) effective June 2015 (2% for PGY1 to 4 and 1% for PGY 5 to 8). The differences between years is because PGY 5 to 8 salaries are already above the national mean.
3. We are holding our semi annual GME resident/fellow meeting in March and have asked Dr. Alper (head of the EPIC implementation committee) to speak. I would strongly encourage everyone to be there and to forward any questions you have to me. This is your opportunity to voice your concerns on just about anything. Please attend!
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Local Weekend Events

January 17th:
Dinner In Paris with A Professor Chef 
Take a trip to Paris all while in the comfortable surroundings of your own home inspired from classic French cuisine. Join Chef Phil as he shares Apple Salad with Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette; Roast Chicken with Lemon and Croutons; Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Butternut Squash finishing with a delightful Crème Brule. $60.  http://professorchef.com/january-2015.html

January 16th-18th:
The Illusionists, Providence Performing Arts Center
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. $38-68.  http://www.ppacri.org/
 
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Restaurant of the Week:
Providence Winter Restaurant Week 1/11-1/24
See who's participating: http://www.goprovidence.com/rw/

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 1/12-1/16

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 1/12-1/16

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Jan 12
8am: Intern report - Lyndsay LaRocca MSW in the Resident Library
8am: Senior report - Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: Clinical Case Discussion - Dr. Adam Pallant

Tuesday Jan 13
8am: Clinical Case Presentation - Please bring your ipads or computers! 
12pm: Flanagan's Shenanigans
12pm: Global Health Conference in George Auditorium 

Wednesday Jan 14
8am: Faculty Meeting - No morning report
12pm: Journal Club - Becky MacDonell-Yilmaz, PGY3 Teaching Resident; article is attached

Thursday Jan 15
8am: Image trivia - Allison Heinly, Pediatric Chief Resident 
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Jan 16
8:30am: Grand Rounds - Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: The Leading Edge of Reproductive Technology - Eli Adashi, MD, Professor of Medical Science, Former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Announcements:
A new Insights and Images Quiz is available on the homepage of www.jpeds.com.  The next Insights and Images quiz will be posted on January 20.  Inactive quizzes will be archived under the Collections tab on http://www.jpeds.com/content/pollresultspage
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Local Weekend Events

January 10th:
PC Friars Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown
See the Providence College Friars play at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Game starts at 12pm. http://www.friars.com/sports

Meet the Governor and Enjoy Free Food, Drink and Ice Skating Events

January 11th: 
Providence Bruins vs. Portland Pirates 
See the Providence Bruins play at the Dunkin Donuts Center. 
 
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Restaurant of the Week:
G Pub 
61 Orange Street, Providence RI 

For those of you who like yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/g-pub-providence

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 12/15-12/19

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 12/15-12/19

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Dec 15
8am: Intern report - Colleen Gerrity, PGY3 Teaching Resident 
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: Journal Club - Jamie Fierce, PGY3 Teaching Resident
*Article attached

Tuesday Dec 16
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Colleen Gerrity, PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Physical Exam - Dr. Brian Alverson 

Wednesday Dec 17
8am: Faculty Meeting **No Morning Report**
12pm: Abusive Head Trauma - Dr. Amy Goldberg

Thursday Dec 18
8am: M&M in George Auditorium 
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Dec 19
8:30am: Grand Rounds - Congenital Upper Limb Malformations: Embryology, Diagnosis, and Management - Reena A. Bhatt, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
12pm: Flanagan's Shenanigans (aka Klein Dine)

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Announcements:

1. A new Insights and Images Quiz is available on the homepage of www.jpeds.com.  The next Insights and Images quiz will be posted onDecember 23.  Inactive quizzes will be archived under the Collections tab on http://www.jpeds.com/content/pollresultspage.

2. Holiday party coverage is attached. Please review when and to who you will be signing out. Please let us know if there are any errors. 

3. Christmas and New Years schedule is attached. Please review your schedule carefully, including transitions between blocks, and let us know if there are any errors. 

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Local Weekend Events

December 12-14th:
44th Annual Christmas in Newport
Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 44th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. http://www.christmasinnewport.org/

32nd Annual Foundry Artists Holiday Show, Pawtucket RI 
The Foundry Artists Association Holiday Sale is the best place to find holiday gifts for your entire flock! Our opening reception on December 4th, will feature live holiday music with John Juxo and Otis Read. The Foundry Artist Association is pleased to announce that the Holiday Auction proceeds will provide two scholarships for students at the Sophia Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. The Foundry Artists also continue to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and welcomes your canned food donation during the Holiday Show. http://www.foundryshow.com/

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Restaurant of the Week:
The Village
373 Richmond Street, Providence RI 

For those of you who like yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-village-providence

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 12/8-12

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 12/8-12/12

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Dec 8
8am: Intern report- Dr. Ayesha Cheema-Hasan
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: Procedures in the Pedi ER- Dr. Mariann Nocera

Tuesday Dec 9
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jennifer Brondon Pediatric Chief Resident
12pm: Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Dr. Jason Shapiro

Wednesday Dec 10
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Disorders of Water and Sodium- Dr. Lisa Swartz Topor 

Thursday Dec 11
8am: Clinical Case Discussion -Allison Heinly Pediatric Chief Resident
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Dec 12
8:30am: Grand Rounds: Fathers of High Risk NICU Infants: Are we aware of their needs? Elisabeth C. McGowan, MDAssistant Professor of  Pediatrics Warren Alpert Medical School of  Brown University. Guest: Eric Olsen, former NICU father
12pm: Clinical Pathology Conference- Colleen Gerrity PGY3 Teaching Resident

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Announcements:
1) LOWN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE :If you are a student, clinical trainee, nurse, patient, patient advocate, or community leader, then there's still time to apply for one of our limited Conference Scholarships to the 2015 Lown Institute Conference, Road to RightCare: Engage, Organize, Transform (click here)The deadline to apply is this Sunday, December 7.
 We are offering scholarships up to $1200 to defray travel costs. The conference registration fee will also be waived for scholarship recipients.
For questions, email us at scholarships@LownInstitute.org

2) OPPORTUNITY FOR SIM TRAINING From Drs. Overly and Brown (contact them if interested): 
Another opportunity for simulation enhanced training on Dec 11th from 7am-9am.We will try and run two simulations to allow for practice with communication, resuscitation, direct laryngoscopy, glidescope, EZ IO, documentation, medication preparation, etc..
People who have participated in the past continue to comment on how it builds confidence to practice as a team with procedures and processes that we don't get to perform every day.

3)  A new Insights and Images Quiz is available on the homepage of www.jpeds.com.  The next Insights and Images quiz will be posted on December 9.  Inactive quizzes will be archived under the Collections tab on http://www.jpeds.com/content/pollresultspage.

4) For those who have not yet completed their Zero Harm Error Prevention Training, a class will be held tomorrow, 12/5 from 8-10am in George Auditorium in place of Grand Rounds.

Local Weekend Events

Dec 5-7: 

The 32nd Annual Pawtucket Foundry Arts Holiday Show

The Foundry Artists Association Holiday Sale is the best place to find holiday gifts for your entire flock! Our opening reception on December 4th, will feature live holiday music with John Juxo and Otis Read. The Foundry Artist Association is pleased to announce that the Holiday Auction proceeds will provide two scholarships for students at the Sophia Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. The Foundry Artists also continue to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and welcomes your canned food donation during the Holiday Show.http://foundryshow.com/
Dec 6
Holiday in the Park Botanical Center Wreath Sale
Music and Food. A Visit with Santa. Kid's Crafts. Centerpiece Demonstrations. Boxwood Tree Crafting Demonstration. Poinsettia Display. Roger Williams Park Zoo http://providenceri.com/botanical-center/calendar?view=month&date=2014-12-08

Tenth Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Participants begin with a graham cracker construction and craft it into a work of art. Steal away a few moments during the hectic holiday season to gather with friends and family to engage in an old world craft. Be creative, sneak some candy, and have fun! Prizes awarded to winners in each age level category. Plus, AE artisans, raffles, holiday grab bags, and 25 percent off class registrationshttp://artists-exchange.org/gingerbreadevent.html

Dec 7
A Christmas Carol
The Encore Repertory Company's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a timeless holiday tradition for all audiences. Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol has been a holiday classic for years. The crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four spirits urging him to change his miserable and greedy ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas. Scrooge's colorful journey full of dance and song is a magical treat for the whole family http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/37

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Restaurant of the Week:
Blaze East Side
776 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 277-2529

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 12/1-12/5

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 12/1-12/5

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.
Monday Dec 1
8am: Intern report- Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm: Pediatric Pain Management - Dr. Angela Anderson

Tuesday Dec 2- Recruitment Resumes
8am: Clinical Case Discussion -Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Hemoglobinopathies - Dr. Anjulika Chawla

Wednesday Dec 3
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Colleen Gerrit PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: CNS Infections- Dr. Michael Smit

Thursday Dec 4
8am: Clinical Case Discussion & Presentation on her trip abroad to Kenya - Meghan Small PGY3
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Dec 5
8:00-10:00am: NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS. In place: Error Prevention Training (Zero Harm) - 2 hour training session for those hospital employees who have not yet completed this. *Note 8am start time
12pm: Resident Improvement Committee Meeting- Collis Conference Room 


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Announcements:
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION Between Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Tis the season of giving and we will be participating in a residency wide food drive this year! The Internal Medicine chiefs have placed a box in our resident lounge. From now until December 1st, you can bring in any non-perishable food items you would like to donate to the RI Food Bank. On December 1st, the boxes will be picked up and counted. They are hoping to stir up some friendly competition among peds, medicine, and ER. Thanks for participating!

Local Weekend Events

Friday November 28: 

A Trans-Siberian Orchestra Experience by "Ornament"- Rivaled by No Other!- The Stadium Theatre, 8pm

Our Trans-Siberian Orchestra Experience is back! Ornament is Southern New England's Premiere Rock Orchestra, specializing as a Tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Ornament presents an extravagant musical production complete with bursting sound and a dazzling light show which includes strobes, lasers, and fog! http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/

Mannhiem Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, PPAC, 7:30pm
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.  The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music.   Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.  Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history! http://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/mannheim-steamroller-christmas


November  28-30, Dec 2 &3
The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff
Join us for the 13th season of Island Moving Co.’s The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Set within the iconic staircase, salons and ballroom of Rosecliff, don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind performance perfect for your whole family!

November  29
Santa's Arrival & Holiday Parade-Roger Williams Park Zoo
Usher in the holiday season with the Jolly Old Elf himself at Roger Williams Park Zoo! See Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in grand style on November 29 in our parking lot at 9am. Then head into the Zoo for a festive holiday parade (free with Zoo admission)http://www.rwpzoo.org/

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Restaurant of the Week:
88 Lounge
55 Union Street Providence, RI 02903
(401) 437-88
As the new premier piano lounge in Providence, 88 Lounge offers a phenomenal location in downtown Providence to experience the unique culture and artistic community. Offering a live piano play at 9pm every night, 88 Lounge is also a great venue for events and privates parties. We can offer our talented pianists’ for the night’s entertainment or bring your own. 

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Residency Website: http://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/pediatrics/residency/

Chief Resident Blog:
http://hasbrochiefs.blogspot.com/

We welcome your commentaries, feedback and questions.

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 11/24-11/28

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 11/24 - 11/28

Happy Thanksgiving!!! We're back in 151 for next week : ) 

Monday Nov 24
8am: Intern report - Dr. Adebimpe Adewusi
8am: Senior report - Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm: Substance Abuse Disorders - Dr. Justin Schleifer

Tuesday Nov 25
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome - Dr. Robin Kremsdorf

Wednesday Nov 268am: Clinical Case Discussion - Colleen Gerrity PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Infectious Diarrhea - Dr. Penny Dennehy

Thursday Nov 27
**No conferences, enjoy the holiday! 

Friday Nov 28
**No conferences, enjoy the holiday!

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Announcements:
1. Holiday food drive:  
Tis the season of giving and we will be participating in a residency wide food drive this year! The Internal Medicine chiefs have placed a box in our resident lounge. From now until December 1st, you can bring in any non-perishable food items you would like to donate to the RI Food Bank. On December 1st, the boxes will be picked up and counted. They are hoping to stir up some friendly competition among peds, medicine, and ER. Thanks for participating!

2. Holiday giving tree: 
Children's 4 and 6 would like to announce a Holiday Giving Tree to benefit homeless persons in Rhode Island. Pick an ornament from the tree, purchase the gift item listed on the ornament, and return the gift to Cheryl, Maria, Stacy, or Emily. All gifts must be received by December 22nd at 3pm. Thanks! 

3. Resident Thanksgiving schedule is attached. 

Local Weekend Events
November 21st
Trace Adkins: Christmas Show, PPAC 
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. http://www.ppacri.org/

November 22nd
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Vets
From the mind of Stephen King and the music of John Mellencamp, "GHOST BROTHERS of Darkland County" takes the audience on a haunting tale filled with fraternal love, lust, jealousy, and revenge. The story goes that Joe McCandless saw his two older brothers battle over a girl which ended in the unfortunate deaths of all three. Now as an adult, with two boys of his own, he's watching an all too similar scenario play out before his eyes. Only one person knows exactly what happened the night of the tragedy. Will Joe bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own sons? Find out whether the ghosts left behind will help him-or tear the McCandless family apart forever. http://www.vmari.com/

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Restaurant of the Week:
Harry's Bar & Burger
121 N Main Street, Providence RI 02903