Jamie Coelho

Throwback Thursday: #BestofRI Social Media Roundup

377 awards were given to small business owners, organizations and local celebs.

We had such a great time at last week’s Best of Rhode Island Party at Providence Performing Arts Center. Thank you everyone for making it one for the books. We loved handing out 377 awards to all small business owners, organizations, sponsors and local celebs.

Local Students Learn to Be Sports Writers

Rhode Island Write On Sports camps teach at-risk students how to craft their own detailed sports feature stories.

This summer, more than sixty at-risk middle school students are learning how to be sports writers. The program, Rhode Island Write On Sports, conducts two-week sports writing camps, during which students craft their own detailed sports feature story and create a three-minute sports-related video.

Try Bug-Filled Treats at the Pestaurant at PawSox FanFest

Ehrlich Pest Control’s "Pestaurant" will serve cheddar crick-ettes, BBQ worms and ant and worm lollipops.

On Sunday, July 23, kids and adults alike will get the chance to try bug-filled treats like bacon and cheddar crick-ettes, BBQ worms and ant and worm lollipops at the PawSox FanFest, as part of Ehrlich Pest Control’s “Pestaurant.”

Shark Week Comes to Skiff Bar in Newport

Watch "Best of Shark Week" episodes from the Discovery Channel while sipping shark-themed cocktails and bites.

Newport Marriott’s Skiff Bar has teamed up with the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” to launch the new season by airing episodes and offering shark-themed drinks and specials.

The Dish: JC’s Butcher Shop Sells Portuguese Charcuterie and Goods

The new West Warwick butcher shop, from the owners of Matos Bakery, sells handmade Portuguese chourico and sausage and imported and local goods.

JC’s Portuguese American Market on Brookside Avenue in West Warwick has new owners. The recently opened JC’s Butcher Shop features house-cured charcuterie, chourico and blood sausages, Portuguese cheese, Portuguese imports and locally made products.

Save Your Appetite for the Best of Rhode Island Party

Your ticket includes unlimited food from local vendors, two martinis, Newport Vineyards wine and Narragansett beer.

It’s that time of year again: Time to work up an appetite for all of the great food that will be served at the annual Best of Rhode Island Party on Thursday, July 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Providence Performing Arts Center.

The Dish: Hope Street Merchants Offer Veggie Valet

Shoppers now have a place to store their farmers market goodies while they visit other Hope Street businesses.

Hope Street merchants are putting an end to the expression, shop ‘til you drop. The businesses are now offering Veggie Valet on Saturdays during the Hope Street Farmers Market, so that shoppers have a place to put their heavy farmers market haul while they visit other businesses.