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Jamie Boblitt used to walk Jack and Freckles on Bellman Avenue in Conimicut. When he decided if he was really serious about hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 2,168-mile trek from Springer Mountain in … more
The benefits of buying locally are very evident once you make the purchase and those benefits are amplified during the holiday season. Buying from a local business means that the money goes directly … more
John Reis walked into the craft room at the Johnston Senior Center and set his eyes on a pile of handmade quilts.  He reached out to touch a blanket decorated with images of heavy … more
If you look closely as you pass the single-story building on Post Road in the shadows of the power lines, you can almost make out the words in faded white paint: “Lewis W. Rounds and Harold L. … more
The good folks at the Roger Williams Park Zoo have outdone themselves this year with a Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular that, as proclaimed, is “Music To Our Ears.” We have attended the show … more
On Sept. 25, three-time Olympian and 2016 Team USA Captain Elizabeth Beisel overcame two weather-related postponements and fought through a finish-line riptide to make history as the first woman to … more
“Real food. Plant based. Fast.” Those five words embody the mission of Plant City X, a fast food-style offshoot of what is described as “the world’s first plant-based vegan … more
Art has long been a major part of Susan Brescia’s life, on both personal and professional levels. A self-taught musician since her youth, she plays guitar, ukulele, piano, mandolin and … more
In August 2016, Heather Schey decided to switch out her white cane for another set of eyes and began the process of applying for a guide dog through Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Not only did Heather … more
These days, it can be hard to make plans months in advance. Oak Lawn Elementary School student Ryan Golditch had to do just that earlier this year when offered the chance to attend the Envision … more
Heat. Humidity. Rain. These weather conditions have local mushroom enthusiasts calling 2021 a banner year for foraging. This July we saw unseasonably rainy weather, followed by heat, and August … more
Only spiders reside in the dark second floor. Scant streams of sunlight illuminate their few wispy webs, which have been strung between arched banister rails. The house is dark. The windows are … more
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