Health

A Bike Tour of Jamestown

Exploring the seaside town on two wheels.

As the weather gets warmer and nature awakens from its wintertime slumber, there’s no better time to roll out the bikes. This tiny island offers the perfect terrain for beginners and seasoned riders alike with nature, shops and restaurants to explore along the way. Start out at the Conanicut Marina. There’s free two-hour parking and plenty of sailing action to…

A Clean Release

A popup recovery community center inside the women’s ACI teaches inmates how to stay sober on the outside.

Tarah Dorsey gets her strength from her sisters. A powerhouse of a woman with constellations of tattoos stretched across honey brown arms, Dorsey has the presence of someone who’s been there. So when she tells you you’re worth it, you’d better believe her. “I remember this one girl, I looked at her and I could tell she was an addict,”…

Community Health

Students from Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School launched the state’s first clinic for asylum seekers.

Left to right: William, Josh, Andy, Caitlyn, Rebecca. Andy Hoang was seven years old when he began his remarkable climb from asylum seeker to asylum clinic co-founder. “My father was a captain in the South Vietnamese army,” twenty-seven-year-old Hoang, a first-year medical student at Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School, explains. “When Vietnam fell, he was imprisoned for five or six…

Bad Manners Cancer

A local artist branded her cancer and started living.

Kim Turner Clark huddles over a desk in the corner of her warm Hope Artiste Village studio, toying with a new creation. Her wispy gray hair, unceremoniously pulled away from her face, catches the late-winter light emptying in from massive windows above. Clark, age fifty, is the industrious woman behind the accessories line LuckyBird Studios, the biannual craft fair Craftopia…

Celebrate Recovery the Rhody Way

Five-K, BBQ, balloon animals or yoga, anyone?

Rhode Island’s recovery community is a vivacious one. The Phoenix House, which offers an array of substance abuse prevention and treatment services, is channeling that celebratory spirit for Run! Walk! Ride! — For the Health of It! a family-friendly day this Saturday in sunny South County. Here’s more: WHO: Everybody. The public is invited to celebrate life, health, wellness and…

Three Easy Ways to Go Green

From composting to changing our heating and electricity plans, these simple changes make a big difference.

Spring means the launch of backyard gardens, and time spent outside, when we can re-connect with the natural world. And with this season, many of us start to wonder if there's more we can do to lessen our damage to our environment. But too often, we're busy, and easily distracted, and slow to change, and end up just feeling guilty….

Run Like the Wind

Two innovative nonprofits support young athletes as they mentor Woonsocket kids and train for their dreams.

Even in Woonsocket, a city that grabs hold of every funky urban trend, David Goodman stands apart. The lanky twenty-four-year-old popped up on city streets in late 2012, literally a stranger to all, and he’s been tearing up the pavement ever since, running eighty, ninety, sometimes more than a hundred miles a week. He’s now a familiar face along his…

Adopt the Most Adorable Micro Pigs Ever

“The Rhode Show” always highlights something cool from the magazine for a video segment, and this month, adorable pet micro pigs stole the show.

I went on “The Rhode Show” today to talk about what's inside the April issue of Rhode Island Monthly, on newsstands now. The magazine is all about the best cocktails in the state, celebrity bartenders and bar bites. “The Rhode Show” always highlights something cool from the magazine for a video segment, and this month, adorable pet micro pigs stole…

Monthly Goodies Delivered to Your Doorstep

Multiple companies offer monthly subscriptions of boxes of goodies — from makeup and perfume, to healthy snacks and even dog toys.

A popular trend is sweeping the nation, which I like to call the “receive boxes of stuff on your door step" movement. Throughout recent years, multiple companies have inspired cult-like followings by offering monthly subscriptions of boxes of goodies — from makeup and perfume, to healthy snacks and even dog toys. These monthly surprises are perfect if you are interested in…

Kayak to Work? Volunteer for Watershed Watch

The URI program that monitors our waterways is looking for new volunteers.

WHO: About 400 volunteers from all over the Ocean State monitor 210 waterways around the state for Watershed Watch, a program out of the University of Rhode Island. About two-thirds return, but others move or get too busy. They are looking to recruit a new crop of volunteers for the upcoming season. WHAT: The volunteers collect data that help scientists…