Jamie Coelho

7 Things to Do at Hope Street Spring Festival

The ultimate outdoors event will be happening this Saturday in Providence.

The ultimate outdoors event will be happening this Saturday in Providence thanks to the Hope Street Merchants Association. Food trucks, a beer garden, live music, shopping, a fashion show, kids’ activities and so much more will all be a part of the Hope Street Spring Festival on Saturday, May 31, from noon to 6 p.m. Here are at least seven…

Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media

Rhode Island Monthly received one of six awards for diversity in the media presented at a breakfast celebration this morning at the Hotel Providence.

Six awards for diversity in the media were presented to local journalists this morning at a breakfast celebration at the Hotel Providence. For twenty-six years, the Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media organized by Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ) has been the only program in our region to honor journalistic excellence in reporting the stories of our…

Bike to Work Day Events in Rhode Island

Leave the car at home and ride your bike on Friday.

Friday, May 16, 2014 is National Bike to Work Day, so dress accordingly, ditch your car and hop aboard your bicycle to pedal your way to work on two wheels instead of four. Newport and Providence are both embracing the day with activities for two-wheeled commuters. 6−9 a.m., in Newport: The day will kick off in Newport with a community…

Summer Burger Recipes

Tips for forming perfect patties for your backyard barbecue. Michael Maxon, Crazy Burger Cafe and Juice Bar 144 Boon St., Narragansett 783-1810, crazyburger.com Use frozen ground meat. Try local and/or grass-fed to see if you prefer the taste, or try bison burgers for a nice change. Handle the beef as little as possible. John Elkhay, Chow Fun Food Group (Harry’s…

Extended Q and A: Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox

The Lincoln native inspires girls with GoldieBlox, a construction toy she created just for them.

What kinds of toys and games did you play with growing up in Lincoln? My younger sister and I played with a lot of traditional girl toys like stuffed animals and dolls, but I also loved using my imagination and incorporating everyday household items into play. When we would go out to eat (my mom really loved Gregg’s) I would…

Narragansett Del's Shandy Will Hit Shelves Next Week

The combination of the 'Gansett flagship lager and Del's lemonade flavors is on the road being delivered to distributors.

The anticipation has been building, and the wait is almost over. The Narragansett Del's Shandy — a combination of the 'Gansett flagship lager and Del's lemonade flavors — was kegged and canned last night, and is on the road being delivered to distributors. It may be available for sale at some liquor stores and bars as early as Monday in Rhode…

Rhode Island Monthly Wins Fifteen RIPA Awards

Last week, the Rhode Island Press Association celebrated local journalism.

Last week, the Rhode Island Press Association celebrated local journalism with an awards banquet at the O Club in Quonset. Rhode Island newspapers and magazines earned various awards for writing, photography and design, including the Providence Journal, Providence Monthly, The Warwick Beacon, The Woonsocket Call, Providence Business News, The Pawtucket Times, The Jewish Voice and Herald, SO Rhode Island, Newport…

Matt and Kate Jennings’s Farmstead to Close

Matt Jennings, and his wife Kate, announce they will be closing Farmstead restaurant on June 1, to focus on opening a new restaurant in Boston in late 2014.

After earning his third finalist nomination for a James Beard Foundation Award, Matt Jennings, and his wife Kate, announce they will be closing Farmstead restaurant on June 1, to focus on opening a new restaurant called Townsman in Boston in late 2014. The restaurant space will be sold to another known Rhode Island chef, but not the name or entity,…

Debbie Sterling

The Lincoln native inspires girls with GoldieBlox, a construction toy she created just for them.

What toys and games did you play with growing up? I played with traditional girl toys like stuffed animals and dolls, but I also loved using my imagination and incorporating everyday household items into play. When we would go out to eat (my mom really loved Gregg’s) I would gather sugar packets and build towers at the table. Dress-up and…

10 Things to Know About the Book of Mormon

How can a musical with such serious themes actually be a comedy? Plus, how to score tickets.

The Book of Mormon is quite possibly the most popular, inappropriate and hilarious musical comedy to come to Providence in recent years. The play follows two upbeat missionaries who are sent to Uganda  – a place stricken with poverty, AIDS, war and famine  – to spread the word with the Book of Mormon. But how can a musical with such…