Stephanie Morales

Local Last Minute Gifts

Last-minute gift ideas to put a wrap on your Christmas shopping.

For the Girl Who Has Everything You can never have too many skin-care products. This shea butter hand cleanser cream will save skin from the dryness that comes with cooler days and from having the heat on full blast. jmarcel.com Image from jmarcel.com. Show Caption Hide Caption For the Girl Who Has Everything The person on your list may have…

5 Ways to Safely Observe a Snowy Owl

The regal-looking owls have been spotted in various places around Rhode Island, including East Greenwich, Middletown, Narragansett and Block Island.

This winter’s forecast is predicting cloudy with a chance of snowy owls. Rhode Island has seen a recent influx of the owl species, according to wildlife officials.

The Weekly Weigh-In: A Farm-in-a-Box

Plus, CVS buys Aetna, RI native Voila Davis sounds off to POPSugar, get your wheels in gear with a holiday bike ride and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock Ever heard of a farm-in-a-box? Well, there’s a first time for everything. The Cumberland School District has the first Leafy Green Machine in Rhode Island, a hydroponic growing facility that will bring fresh vegetables to the plates of all students in Cumberland. Over the course of just one year, the innovative machine is expected to grow the same amount…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec.7–13

Drink beer and look at art, get friendly with the ghosts of Christmas "passed," enjoy the streets of Newport by candlelight and more fun things to do.

1. Field of Artisans Pop Up at Whalers Brewing Co. From Whaler’s Facebook. This holiday season, art and beer mix in the best possible way: Field of Artisans, a community for Rhode Island artists, is popping up at Whalers Brewing Company for a series of holiday markets with all types of art. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Healthy alternatives to fruitcake? Yes please!

Plus, a raw milk recall in RI, U.S. runners are slowing down, a dance and drum class and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock. Bored of that same old fruitcake you give out for the holidays? Reader’s Digest rounded up some healthy edible gift alternatives if you’re looking to veer off the traditional route of giving hard-as-rock fruitcake that won’t be eaten. As life around us moves exponentially faster, marathon runners in the U.S. are getting slower. Founder of CEO of RunRepeat.com Jens…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Your Pooch is Good For You

Plus, your blood pressure is probably higher than it should be, a gender gap in CPR, E. coli in Westerly and more in health and wellness.

Dog owners, rejoice: your pooch may actually be good for your health. A major scientific study uncovered a link between dog ownership and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in single households. While there is no concrete proof that your pup improves your heart health, dogs could alleviate loneliness, depression and get you to spend more time outdoors engaging…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 23–29

A FEZ-tival of trees, shopping strolls on Block Island, the Nutcracker at Rosecliff and more fun things to do.

1. Island Moving Company’s The Nutcracker  Be a part of the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, as you follow performers through Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. Set within the salons and ballroom of the grandiose “house,” Rosecliff serves as the stunning backdrop throughout the recital. The one-of-a-kind ballet lets you go from room to room trailing the action, creating an interactive and engrossing…