Jen McCaffery

Snapshot: Camp Yawgoog

The camp has hosted generations of boy scouts over the decades.

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Immortalized in Wes Anderson’s movie Moonrise Kingdom, beautiful Adams Gate leads the…

Play PokemonGo at the Zoo

Admission is free to Providence residents the first Saturday of each month.

Take advantage of the free admission to Providence residents the first Saturday of each month to pit your skills against other fans of PokemonGo. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is hosting a Pokemon Lure Party in Wilderness Plaza at the zoo, starting at 12:30 p.m. The popular game uses the GPS and clocks on people’s phones to have Pokemon appear around…

5 Fun Things to Do in August in Rhode Island

Get outside and enjoy the weather while you can.

It starts about mid-July. People start talking about how summer's almost over. And I just want to hang on to it, kicking and screaming. Here are some ways to continue to enjoy the season. 1. Pile wood for WaterFire. Do your own version of Cross Fit for one of Rhode Island’s most well known events. Join the hearty souls stacking…

Camp Yawgoog

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Crescent Park Carousel Could Use a Hand

The nationally known landmark is closed for repairs but they hope to reopen in mid to late August.

The Crescent Park Carousel in Riverside was known as Charles I.D. Looff’s showcase of wood sculpture, where he brought buyers to demonstrate the craftsmanship of its lights, beveled mirrors and hand-carved figures. Now, it could use a helping hand once again. Built in 1895 and then reopened in the 1970s by a group of residents, the National Historic Landmark opened…

Conserving Wildlife at RISD

A new exhibit featuring the work of thirty-two artists examines the role of the wildlife trade plays in wiping out species around the world.

Biologist and veterinarian Dr. Lucy Spelman has cared for endangered species around the world, from mountain gorillas in Rwanda to Asian elephants in Burma to giant pandas in China. The good news is that she knows people with the expertise to help protect them, whether that be a scientist who can artificially inseminate an Asian elephant or an expert in…

Cozy Socks Are Making the World a Warmer Place

Teenage entrepreneur Makena Masterson donates all profits from her company Snox Socks to charity.

With entrepreneurs as parents, it’s not surprising that Makena Masterson started her own business. But what is unusual is that she started it when she was fifteen, and donates all of her profits to charity. Masterson was inspired to start Snox Socks after she had an unexpected medical emergency. Living in Westerly with her family, she had traveled back to…

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Traffic Hassle

Looking forward to the holiday weekend but not excited about traffic? Here are some ways to make your commute easier.

It’s (almost) July 4 weekend and judging from the light traffic on the way to work this morning, plenty of people have already started the holiday. And with great weather anticipated and those new beach fees, you can expect lots of company. But there’s always the dread of summer traffic. Here are some ways that you can ditch the car and…

Snapshot: Captain Seaweed's

Duck inside this Fox Point institution and you may never come out.

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Photographed by Nat Rea   There are no last names here. This watering hole is a Fox Point institution, tucked…

Chill Out With Music at a Rhode Island Vineyard

Several around the state have summer music events.

Now that summer's in full swing, it's time to grab some chairs and a blanket and head to one of your favorite wineries for some tunes in the sun. Whether you're looking for a full-blown traditional clambake or just to bring your dog and a picnic and enjoy a glass of wine on a lazy Saturday, we've got options for you:…