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5 Things: Presidential Candidate Visits RI

Here are 5 Things to know in Bristol and Warren today.


1. Presidential candidate Jill Stein is planning a visit to Rhode Island today. Stein, a Green Party candidate, brings her "Politics of Courage Tour" to Local 121, 121 Washington St., Providence at 4 p.m. today. Stein brings a message of green jobs, national security based on peace, Medicare for all, and a strong effort to rein in climate change through green infrastructure.  

2. Artist Ellen Hoverkamp, a pioneer in the use of the flatbed scanner in creating fine art, presents a discussion on her creative process and shares some of her work tonight at 6 p.m. at , 101 Ferry Road, Bristol.

Haverkamp's technique involves making intricate arrangements from plants, vegetables, and natural objects directly on the scanner. The light from the scanner reflects the subject, with the arrangement appearing to glow against a dark background in the resulting photograph. She has also collaborated on, and illustrated, Ken Druse’s new book, Natural Companions: The Garden Lover's Guide to Plant Combinations., which she is offering to sign.

3. Blogging on Patch offers you the chance to share your experience, opinions and expertise with the community. It could also help your finances. Find out how blogging on Bristol-Warren Patch can help you grow your business. Then, log onto the Patch Blog page and sign up today.

4. This day in history, Oct. 11, 1984: Space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space.

5. The rain is finally gone. Expect sunny skies with temperatures around 60 today.

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