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Catch the Patriots in Providence Today

Knock off work early to see the Super Bowl champs in person.

Average ticket price for Super Bowl LI: $4,744 Seeing the Pats in your home state, fresh off a historic win: Priceless. (And free.) This afternoon, members of the New England Patriots and the Kraft family, along with the Vince Lombardi trophy, will be the guests of honor at a free, public rally in Providence. The event is scheduled for 4…

14 Places to Satisfy Your Big Game Appetite

Where to watch the game or order takeout on Super Bowl Sunday.

The New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tom Brady is looking for his fifth ring, and you’re looking to indulge in some football game-worthy grub. Across Rhode Island, restaurants and bars are offering specials to celebrate the occasion.  Here are some of the best places to…

Satisfy Your Need for Speed at R1 Indoor Karting

The 90,000-square-foot karting complex is the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

I am in a red go-kart on the track at the newly opened R1 Indoor Karting center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The first time around the roadway, the vehicle is on the lowest speed to help me get my bearings around the tight, slick turns; slick enough to drift around the corners and float over the soft, porous black track….

Super Plungers Dive into Icy Water Over Twenty-four Hours

The series of hourly plunges will benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island.

On Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m., nine brave souls will embark on the Torch Run Super Plunge, a series of twenty-four icy cold plunges into the waters off Salty Brine State Beach in Galilee to raise money for Special Olympics Rhode Island. They will fully submerge their entire bodies, heads and all, once per hour over twenty-four hours, and…

Local Rower Competing for Spot on Men's Olympic Team

Anders Weiss, from Barrington, and a member of the Narragansett Boat Club, explains the intense training and diet required to row competitively.

Anders Weiss checks off many aspects of what can be called the “rowing type.” He stands six-foot-four, has toned legs and arms with bulging veins, and if you Google his name, photos of him clad in spandex will pop up. You might even find a picture of his face in a painful grimace, lips curled over teeth and eyes hard…

Q-and-A: Fittest Man and Fittest Woman in Rhode Island

Ray Fleser and Ashleigh Cornell explain how Ocean State CrossFit fosters both fitness and community.

Ray Fleser and Ashleigh Cornell of Ocean State CrossFit in Cranston earned the titles Fittest Man and Fittest Woman in Rhode Island at the 2015 Reekbok CrossFit Games Open, a worldwide, five-week competition. This February, the couple will defend their titles by completing workouts of the day, videotaping themselves performing different movements from all of the elements of fitness including…

8 Rhode Island Running Clubs

These local clubs make running a team sport.

1. PVD Lady Project: Run with Ro When: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. through October 28. Where: At the fountain at the end of Blackstone Boulevard walking path in Providence. Rundown: Run the Blackstone Boulevard path with Róisín McGettigan Dumas, coach, sports psychologist, owner of Believe I Am and former Olympian. Insider Tip: On the last Wednesday of every month,…

See the Secret Message About Tom Brady on Gansett's New Narragansett Town Beach IPA

The bottoms of the cans offer a quick comeback to defend our beloved New England Patriots quarterback.

Some people might think summer’s almost over. But not Narragansett Beer. No sir. To them, the glass is still full of Narragansett Town Beach IPA. The brewery just released its new Narragansett Town Beach IPA, and the summer/fall brew celebrates our love for the surf and sand (and football… score!). While it pays tribute to the town beach with a…

Pawtucket Red Sox: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Check the PawSox off your summer bucket list with — you're not going to believe it — even cheaper tickets.

Confession: I am not a baseball person. I'm more of a sunset-gazing, hot dog-eating, grass-lounging kind of gal. But I always root, root, root for the home team, I'll participate in a stadium-long wave, and I'll probably sing along to "Sweet Caroline," too. McCoy Stadium is just about the best place to hit those marks on a cool summer's night….

Kayaking and Noshing at Fogland Beach

You can now rent kayaks and order from a local food truck on the weekends at the Tiverton beach that's popular with nature lovers.

Fogland Beach in Tiverton has long been a favorite of water lovers looking for a quieter experience. Located on a small peninsula that juts out into the Sakonnet River, the beach has a protected cove on the northern side that attracts kayakers and windsurfers looking to catch a glimpse of an egret or a heron stopping by the nearby conservation…