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A Festive Use for Recyclable Materials

Forget Fraser Fir; eight participants give Christmas an eco-friendly makeover at Re-Tree, opening this weekend.

Tiverton’s second annual Re-Tree event has garnered eight participants this year who will construct personalized Christmas trees with at least 90 percent recycled material. The open space behind the Four Corners Art Center will turn into a winter wonderland with scattered recycled Christmas trees lit up for the opening reception tomorrow, Saturday night, starting at 4 p.m. The nearby Meeting…

VIDEO: A Friendly Chat with the Stars of Meet Me in St. Louis

Two local actors and longtime friends star as sisters in Ocean State Theatre Company’s staging of this family holiday favorite.

Welcome the season with numbers like “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” at the Ocean State Theatre Company’s production of Meet Me in St. Louis. Directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa, with a cast and ensemble of more than twenty-five people, this 1944 classic tells the story of the Smith…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

December 4–11.

Blithewold Sparkle! Stroll Blithewold’s enchanted grounds on Friday nights and you just might spot some dancing snowflakes. Each week, different carolers — including the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, Coastline Show Chorus, First Congregational Church Chorus and the Very Merry Dickens Carolers — will entertain visitors with songs of the season. Grab a free hot cocoa as you meander with the…

An Afternoon with Apples

A day at the press with friends and family.

If you’re anything like me, apple cider has taken precedence in your refrigerator; the milk cartons and the orange juice have been pushed aside. After this weekend, the bottom shelf is completely reserved for the home-pressed apple cider gallons garnered from my participating in a yearly traditional cider making. For thirty-five years, Dan Siegel of Narragansett has been using a…

Meet 250 Dogs at Super Dog Adoption Day

The nonprofit organization Always Adopt is holding the special event on Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark Farms in Matunuck.

Teenie is a Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie and Shih Tzu mix available for adoption on Nov. 1. Meet more than 250 dogs and puppies hoping to find homes all in one day at Super Dog Adoption Day. The special event will be held on Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark Farms in Matunuck. The nonprofit organization Always…

The Dish: Diner's Update: October/November 2014

The latest Rhode Island food, dining and restaurant news.

10/24 Visit Castle Hill Inn in Newport for the Relais and Chateaux Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 7-11 p.m. Guest chef Pablo Montero of Spain will prepare an eclectic, Spain-meets-New England six-course meal alongside chef Karsten Hart. Fine wines from the Abadia Retuerta vineyards will be served. Reservations for the dinner…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

Oct. 9–15

"Mile High, Red Hot" A new multi-sensory exhibition opens at one of the city’s most provocative independent galleries. Yellow Peril hosts a mixed media dual exhibit by artists Garcia Sinclair and Nafis White, “Mile High, Red Hot,” which explores themes of desire, consumption, the ephemeral, the individual and collective memory through sculptural work, drawings, video and audio. The exhibition also…

Healing with Acupuncture in Peace Dale

A personal experience with community acupuncture and a one-time-only opportunity for newbies.

It’s 2012, and I’m plagued by headaches. My back is tense from holding the whole world on my shoulders, and it’s been a long time since I’ve felt better. I walk into Spring Lotus Healing Arts, the private practice of acupuncturist and herbalist Nancy Graham, having never tried this kind of treatment. Lying down on the table, I count how…

11 Places to go Apple Picking in Rhode Island

Some of the best orchards around Rhode Island offering pick-your-own apples and other activities for you and your family.

Summer may be a distant memory (the changing leaves now prove it), but this does not mean goodbye to all outdoor activities. We’ve only just begun. Pull on a bulky sweater and wrap yourself in a scarf, then head to the nearest farm. Around the state, orchards are welcoming apple pickers and farm stands are still filled with fresh produce….