Germany http://ripr.org en Pawtucket To Honor Local Fallen Soldier http://ripr.org/post/pawtucket-honor-local-fallen-soldier <p>The city of Pawtucket is getting ready to honor a local soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, Sergeant Dennis Poulin.</p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Army National Guard specialist Dennis Poulin grew up in Pawtucket.&nbsp; He died two years ago in Germany, where he was evacuated after his vehicle overturned. He was 26.</p><p>Next Monday, Veterans Day, a memorial honoring his life will be held at the entrance to Slater Park in Pawtucket.&nbsp;</p><p>Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien will join Poulin’s mother, Doris, relatives and others to dedicate a stone monument.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:58:10 +0000 Flo Jonic 24244 at http://ripr.org Nutcrackers on display at URI http://ripr.org/post/nutcrackers-display-uri <p>If you’re looking to continue the holiday spirit you might want to check out a special display of German Christmas figures at the URI library. The display contains twenty nutcrackers, an orchestra of angels, and a collection of cute incense smokers. &nbsp;<br>Retired URI professors Gerald and Sylvia Krausse collected the figures which are all from the Ore Mountains in Germany. Nutcrackers were first created in these mountains and were used to crack nuts but also served another purpose. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:07:50 +0000 Summer Allen 1830 at http://ripr.org