Jamie Coelho

Meet the Man Who Organized Tyler's Troops Convoy

What was originally supposed to be just a few police officers dropping off birthday cards turned into a fifteen-mile-long caravan of first responders.

Last Thursday, Rhode Island stood still to make way for a convoy of 254 police cars, 115 fire trucks, twenty-two rescue vehicles, sixteen motorcycles and military vehicles that were headed to wish seven-year-old Tyler Seddon a happy birthday. The highway was backed up for fifteen miles with first responders waiting to meet the boy from Burrillville who is fighting leukemia for…

Nuts 'N More on Shark Tank

Meet the minds behind Nuts ‘N More natural fortified nut butters, and check out their “Shark Tank” audition video.

It’s a weekday morning at Nuts ‘N More’s new 10,000-square-foot East Providence facility, and a tractor trailer is unloading 5,000 pounds of protein powder at the back door. “That protein will be gone in about two weeks," says Neil Cameron, co-owner of the company that creates natural peanut and almond butter that has fourteen grams of protein per serving without…

Tyler's Troops Giving Local Boy Best Birthday Ever

We all remember Batkid, but Rhode Island now has its own mini hero.

We all remember Batkid, but Rhode Island now has its own mini hero. Tyler Seddon is battling leukemia, and his mother launched a campaign to fundraise for his treatment and collect cards from first-responders for his seventh birthday. The campaign went viral with thousands joining the page, and today, it became so much more than that. Fire trucks and police…

Watch a Meditation Film in a Sauna Pod

Sisters of the Lattice present Hotspot involves an interactive sweat lodge ceremony and live video.

We’ve all watched a movie in an air-conditioned movie theater so brisk you need a blanket to get comfortable. But have you ever watched a film in a sauna? How about a portable, individual sauna pod? You’ll have your chance at the music and performance art venue Machines with Magnets for one night only with “Sisters of the Lattice present…

See Marissa Castelli Skate Live this Spring

Olympic bronze medalists Cranston native Marissa Castelli and her teammate Simon Shnapir, will join Stars on Ice.

April not only brings spring, but also a chance to see Rhode Island’s favorite figure skater perform live. Olympic bronze medalists Cranston native Marissa Castelli and her teammate Simon Shnapir, will join Stars on Ice, which stops in Providence on Sat, April 12 for a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The annual nationwide tour moved its dates…

The Dish: Soul-Satisfying Soups

There’s something amazing about how it makes us suffer a little less. Here are some of the best bowls around.

It’s February. We hear sniffles and sneezes everywhere we turn. I might be sick. You might be sick. I will probably get you sick, and you will probably get me sick. That’s the reality. Luckily, there’s something amazing that can make us suffer a little less: Soup. Here are some of the best bowls around. Chili Our pick: Wes’ Rib…

PPAC's Starcatcher Tells the Real Story of Peter Pan

If you’ve seen the Disney version of Peter Pan, then you know the story about the boy who never grew up began long before Wendy, John and Michael were born.

If you’ve seen the Disney version of Peter Pan, then you know the story about the boy who never grew up began long before Wendy, John and Michael were born. Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice, tells the tale of how Peter Pan got to Neverland and…

Nutty Buddies

It’s a weekday morning at Nuts ‘N More’s new 10,000-square-foot East Providence facility, and a tractor trailer is unloading 5,000 pounds of protein powder at the back door. “That protein will be gone in about two weeks,” says Neil Cameron, co-owner of the company that creates natural peanut and almond butter with fourteen grams of protein per serving without any…

Playing Chicken

The rooster, a landmark at Sollitto’s Liquor Mart in Washington Park since 1969, has found a new home. Some think it’s for the birds, but for Chris Morris, owner of Antonelli’s Poultry on Federal Hill, it’s a dream come true. He had been trying to convince Domenic Sollitto to sell it to him for decades, and he finally caved last…

The Dish: Dinner by Dames

The Cafe at Easy Entertaining will spotlight five of Rhode Island’s best women chefs for a special collaboration meal.

The chefs featured in Dinner by Dames. Clockwise from left: Melissa Denmark, Jessica Wood, Maria Meza, Kaitlyn Roberts and Jordan Goldsmith. Photo by David Dadekian of eatdrinkri.com.   Sometimes male chefs get all the attention, but not in our home state. On March 5 at 6 p.m., the Cafe at Easy Entertaining in Providence and Eat Drink RI will spotlight…