Camryn Rabideau

Summer Passion: My Wrangler

There’s a sense of camaraderie among Wrangler drivers

The day I drove my shiny new car off the lot in Warwick, I decided to take the back way home. Instead of driving Route 1 all the way down to Narragansett, I hopped on 138 East and then got off on Scenic 1A. It was the perfect June day — 80 degrees without a cloud in the sky —…

Trivia Troves

8 Places You Can Crush the Trivia Competition

Whether you’re training for “Jeopardy” or just keeping your brain spry, there’s no better way to test your know- ledge than with a game of live trivia. Lucky for you, our little state has a wide selection of team trivia nights. The Fastnet Pub 1 Broadway, Newport, 845-9311, thefastnetpub.com Join them for: Pub Trivia, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Study up…

Soap Support

After a tragic fire, a community helped Travis Family Farm rebuild.

The Travis Family Farm is Rhode Island’s very own phoenix, rising from the ashes to national success. The Scituate family’s young entrepreneur, twelve-year-old Rachyl Travis, started making soap from surplus goat milk four-and-a-half years ago. Her sister, Jaklyn Travis, taught her the soap-making process and guided her in launching the business. What started out as a hobby is becoming a…

Vintage Vibe

Whiting and Davis revives its fashion jewelry line.

A historic fashion company in Attleboro, Massachusetts, is experiencing modern-day resurgence. Whiting and Davis’s mesh handbags from the 1920s and ’30s were once worn by fashionable flappers and famous actresses, purses that are now coveted by collectors across the country. New York City restaurant critic and vintage bag lover Gael Greene is selling several classic Whiting and Davis models in…

Current: Wicket Good

Break out your summer whites for a game of croquet at the Ocean House in Watch Hill. Under the guidance of croquet pro Teddy Prentis, players swing wooden mallets at one-pound balls, aiming to score through six wickets (or hoops). In addition to light-spirited lessons and friendly games, this world-class court will host a number of official summer tournaments. From…

Breakfast Fly-In

Ocean State Aviators Fly in for Annual Breakfast

Once a year, the Ocean State Aviators start up their flying machines and zoom over to West Kingston, drawn by the smell of strawberry pancakes. The Aviators are the Rhode Island chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which promotes aviation and plane-building among fanatics. Once the experimental and antique planes clear the runway and park in the field at Richmond…

The Dish: Amazing Wines Under $20

Expand your wine arsenal with these affordable expert picks.

If you’ve ever stood in front of a wine display, scratching your head in bewilderment, we’re here to help. Fine wine stores, with rows upon rows of every wine imaginable, can seem overwhelming to a novice. Many people think that more money means better quality vino, but that’s not always true. You don’t need to break the bank to get…

Summer at Last: More than a Fling

Social groups, meetups and singles nights to help you find summer romance.

Outdoor New England What to expect: Rhody summers are too beautiful to be stuck on the couch. This group plans monthly outdoor adventures, such as hiking, sightseeing or playing sports, followed by dinner and drinks at a local restaurant. Who will be there: Anywhere from ten to thirty members between ages thirty and fifty-five. Join the group for free on…

Tragedy and Renewal at Travis Family Farm

How a community rallied around a family and their stunning farm.

Rachyl Travis started making goat milk soap four years ago. It was initially a way to use up all the extra goat milk her family collected and it made a great present, but the overwhelmingly positive response in the first year led her to launch Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap. Rachyl is only twelve years old, but with the help of…

Ballerina, M.D.

Colleen Cavanaugh, an East Providence OB/GYN, fused her two passions when she founded Part of the Oath, a contemporary ballet company that performs dances inspired by breast cancer, nutrition and bullying.

You began your career as a professional dancer. Why did you decide to enroll in medical school? I was in New York dancing, and I started thinking, “As I get older, what else do I want to do?” Dancing is a short career. I initially thought about physical therapy, and so I took some science courses at Hunter College in…