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The Dish: On the Farm with Bluff Hill Cove Oyster Company

The oyster farm’s Winter Pearl and Gansett Point varieties are served at White Horse Tavern, Chair 5, Coast Guard House and George's of Galilee.

On a fall morning in late-September, Rhode Island Monthly headed to Harvey Cataldo’s oyster farm in Bluff Hill Cove on Point Judith Pond to see how he grows his two oyster varieties, Gansett Points and Winter Pearls.

Fact, Fiction or Fickle: Beauty Myths

We ask local beauty experts if these myths are fact, fiction or fickle.

This week, we tackle myths surrounding beauty. Check back next week when we bust fitness myths. BEAUTY Experts: Mary Ellen Disanto, Registered Dietitian and Jessica Storti, Hair Care Specialist Myth: Certain nuts are good for your skin. F A C T Walnuts are high in omega-3, which can help delay wrinkles and fight the effects of stress on the skin….

The Weekly Weigh-In: Are Essential Oils Medicine or Marketing?

Plus, RI sees rise in STDs, URI launches Mental Health First Aid, a bike sale gets you back on two wheels and more in this week in health and wellness.

Essential oils are one of the latest health trends. They are somewhere between a perfume and a potion, providing physical and psychological benefits while keeping you smelling nice. But are they medicine or marketing? This article explores how aromatic oils came to be seen by some as the cure for anxiety in this age. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month….

7 Tips for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

How to navigate one of the state's most popular fall activities.

Courtesy of Roger Williams Park and Zoo’s Facebook   What can you do with 5,000 pumpkins? You could bake a heck-of-a-lotta pies, or, if you’re the Roger Williams Zoo, you could show off thousands jack-o-lanterns for an entire month. Every October, the zoo presents the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, which pulls in more than 100,000 visitors every year. Whether you’re new to…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 21–27

Hear the stunning songs of Les Miserables, open doors in Providence, slurp oysters and more fun things to do.

1. Les Miserables “Look down, look down!” But we advise that you don’t take Jean Valjean’s advice when Les Miserables comes to town. The Tony Award-winning musical brings a tale of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption, narrated by unforgettable songs. We dare you not to cry when you hear Fantine sing “I dreamed a dream” and feel your blood boil with…