Jamie Coelho

A Taste of Fall at Chefs Collaborative’s RI Harvest BBQ

Local restaurants presented their best fall dishes at the annual event held at Schartner Farms.

Rhode Island’s best chefs and beverage folks came together on Sunday for the annual Chefs Collaborative Rhode Island Harvest BBQ. The casual outdoor event is held each year (usually on the first Sunday of October) near the picturesque pond at Schartner Farms in Exeter. Each restaurant and chef presented portions of one of their favorite fall dishes, and guests sampled…

URI’s Paul DePace Earns Paralympic Order

The East Greenwich resident was awarded the highest honor for anyone connected to the Paralympic Movement.

Paul DePace received the honor in September at the 2017 Paralympic Sport and Media Awards at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The wheelchair sports advocate has been involved with the Paralympic Movement for more than fifty years.

StyleWeek Season 13: A Moving Tribute to Alexandra Nam

The final night included a memorial installation, and runway shows by StyleWeek veterans Stetkiewicz and Jess Abernethy, newcomer DM Label, and returning designer Janet Howard.

A memorial installation for Alexandra Nam. Photographs by Myke Yeager. The final night of StyleWeek Northeast involved five fashion shows, including a moving tribute to Korean designer Alexandra Nam who died unexpectedly this summer. She was scheduled to present her new collection at StyleWeek’s closing night, and her parents flew in from Korea for the honorary memorial installation honoring their…

African Alliance of Rhode Island Sees Success in Urban Gardening and Retail Products

The nonprofit has five community gardens and is selling produce and retail products at farmers markets, including garden egg relish, carrot and apple jam and more.

The African Alliance sells vegetables at the Armory farmers market.   Rhode Island’s African community faces various challenges while adjusting to a new life. Julius Kolawole, cofounder of the African Alliance of Rhode Island, explains that the nonprofit and its annual Health Summit were created to help Africans acclimate to the area. In the past, many Africans would arrive to…