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Adopt-a-Pet: September

We couldn't pick just one for this month, so meet Slugger and Blanca, two cute kitties.

Each month, RI Monthly highlights one adoptable pet in Rhode Island in the hopes that they will find a new home. But this month, we chose two because, well look at them! First we’ll introduce you to Slugger. This cutie was a junkyard kitty who eventually overcame his feral shyness to become a sweet and lovable cuddle bug. He  loves to…

4 Ways You Can Help Houston

Little Rhody can make a big difference.

Photo via the U.S. Department of Defense website, taken by Army National Guard Captain Martha Nigrelle. Houston is a sprawling city, which makes the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey even more disastrous. Here are some small ways Rhode Islanders can help those in need. Eat Ice Cream, Listen to Music and Help Houston: The Pop Emporium of Popular Culture in Providence…

Five Farmers Markets to Load Up on Healthy Goodies

Make the most of summer's late harvest with these local farmers markets.

Five Farmers Markets to Load Up on Healthy Goodies While doughnuts and ice cream sandies might be all the rage (and we admit to stopping at PVDonuts more than we should), a tote bag full of fresh veggies can be just as exciting and  the best part is, they’re actually good for you. Head to one of these local farmers…

5 Fall Concerts You Should Buy Tickets for Now

Bastille, Modest Mouse, Phoenix and more hit bands are coming to Providence this fall.

Providence isn’t Boston, so when big-name bands come ’round the town, it attracts people like fly strips attract flies (minus the dying part). And there are some great big-name bands coming to town. You’ll want to jump on these bad boys ASAP, before they are sold out and you’re left sitting at home listening to them on Spotify instead. SEPT….

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Aug. 3–9

See Westerly glow, heap your plate with seafood in Charlestown, peruse antiques and more fun things to do.

1. River Glow River Glow Facebook page. Similar to WaterFire, the quaint town of Westerly hosts River Glow, a night where floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River to create a spirited atmosphere. There will be live music to set the mood along with hay rides through town, dancing, children’s activities, food and even a fire juggler. The Details:  Aug. 5. 7–10…

Newport Folk Festival: Sunday Recap and Final Musings

The last day of the festival was a mellow end to the weekend.

Ans a newbie to the Folk Festival, I had no idea what to expect. I pictured people with flowing hair dotted with flowers, chunky beaded necklaces and the scent of patchouli wafting behind them. But the reality was much less niche (though patchouli did have a presence). People walked around in outfits as simple as a shirt and shorts, while…

Adopt-a-Pet: July

This month's adoptable pet is Zoe, an older gal with a bit of queen in her.

Each month, RI Monthly highlights one adoptable pet in Rhode Island in the hopes that they will find a new home. Meet Zoe, a ten-year-old female kitty looking for a retirement home to kick back, relax and meow at you. According to PARL, Zoe is a bit of an opera singer, with a unique meow, a purr that squeaks and…

Owner of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails Opens Gallery

The World's Fair Gallery will exhibit art and host workshops paired with creative libations.

Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails is known for her creative libations (see here. Can you say, yum?), but she also has a past in the local art scene. Before launching her successful cocktail company, she had gigs at various galleries in the state, which was part of the inspiration for merging her two interests to create  the World’s Fair…

The Underbelly of Providence’s Waterways

An often unseen view of the Seekonk River to downtown Providence.

Sharing this view of the river is difficult for me. Yes, I may be selfish, but this is a tiny slice of the state that few get to see this intimately, a sort of warts-and-all view that shows both the beauty and the degradation of the Seekonk River’s waterways as is spills into Narragansett Bay and is then funneled into the city….