Sports

Watch the Endless Abilities Documentary Trailer

A documentary starring Zack Bastian, a local paraplegic athlete will air in February on PBS.

When Zack Bastian, twenty-eight, of South Kingstown isn’t in his wheelchair – the result of a dirt bike accident in 2003 – the Newport resident is doing things you might not expect from a paraplegic, including surfing Rhode Island waters and skiing up North. Add to that a focus of a documentary, Endless Abilities. In 2012, Bastian and three young…

Playing in Coventry's Laid-back Forest

Work off your Turkey Day leftovers at a (free!) giant jungle gym in the Coventry wilderness.

Pine no longer for your playground glory days: a big-kid alternative has been found.  Laid-back Forest — a Coventry-based addition to the world of obstacle course racing (OCR is the trendy term) — is perfect for all the balancing, bounding, swinging and scaling your recess-hungry self could never get enough of back in grade-school days. “The best way to describe…

Saturday Night Lights: Brown v. Harvard

Root, root, root for the home team.

This Saturday, our Brown Bears take on the Harvard Crimson during a rare, under-the-lights night game at Brown Stadium. In the last decade of Ivy openers, Brown won just two games — both at home. Gather up your loudest friends and family and help the home team earn one more win against its biggest Ivy League competitor. We have to…

Becoming a Real Rhode Islander: Learning to be a True RI Sports Fan

Writer Ellen Welty details her adventures on becoming a real Rhode Islander.

Fourteen years ago, my family and I moved to Rhode Island – our best decision ever. No matter how much I love it here, however, I still don’t feel I’m a real local. There are things real Rhode Islanders know how to do, which I don’t. So I’ve decided to learn how to do them. This is my year of…

The Weekly Round-up: Aug. 7–13

Five can't-miss events of the week.

Movies on the Block Embrace summer in the city with an outdoor movie beneath the stars. This week’s film is Moonrise Kingdom, a whimsical Wes Anderson tale of adventure and love filmed in different locations all over Rhode Island, including Jamestown, Camp Yawgoog, Ballard Park and others. Grab a drink from Trinity Brewhouse or a snack at Gourmet Heaven, then…

Go on an ArtVenture in North Kingstown

Hike three trails and discover local art.

The North Kingstown Arts Council is giving away lots of art. The catch? You have to find it first. Now through August 16, art fans can search for handmade treasures by local crafters— from spunky sculptures to heart ornaments to earthenware leaves — hidden throughout three trails in North Kingstown. Several of the eighty-five pieces of art were nabbed by…

GoPro Video: Sailing Aboard the Team Alvimedica Boat In Newport

I was fortunate enough to sail on the same boat that will be racing in the Volvo Ocean Race.

With Rhode Island’s beautiful bays and beaches, many locals have grown up around the sport of sailing. Newport, a town renowned for its sailing history and culture, will find itself on the international stage next spring as the North American Stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race around the World. Charlie Enright, originally from Bristol, and Mark Towill are two members…

The Weekly Round-up: June 26–July 2

Five can't-miss events of the week.

Electric Eve Runners: Get ready to glow wild. This five-kilometer nighttime race, where participants and bystanders take part in a glowing party by dressing in neon duds and decorating themselves with paint and crazy accessories, promises to be a fun run like no other. Before the event, guests can boogey to music, taste some neon glow cotton candy, whiz down…