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5 Cold-Weather Getaways in Rhode Island

You don't have to leave the state for a winter escape. Think: heated pools, cozy fireplaces and (our favorite) room service.

The Break, a quaint boutique hotel in Narragansett, boasts an onsite restaurant serving beach-inspired bistro fare as well as an outdoor saltwater pool that’s heated and open all year round. Show Caption Hide Caption The Break’s guest rooms are beachy yet cozy, with plush king-sized beds and gas fireplaces to ward off the chill. Now through January 22, get 50…

House Lust: A Refurbished Recreation Hall in Oakland Village

This stunning labor of love, fourteen years in the making, is on the market in Burrillville.

The property is on the market for $529,000. It boasts a two-bed, two-bath, 2,666 square-foot loft, an 800 square-foot ground-level studio and an 800 square-foot ground-level apartment. Show Caption Hide Caption The aforementioned bubbler, plus other historic rec center-appropriate details such as a telephone and fire hose. Show Caption Hide Caption The open floor plan is heated via wood stove…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Avocados had a Weird Year

Plus, medically induced hypothermia is a thing, how to find the right New Year's resolution, make your own kombucha and more in health and wellness.

The avocado is much-loved by the wellness (and general) community; you can have them on toast, in a smoothie, on your taco or even as an avolatte if you’re that into them. Vice Munchies took a look back on 2017 in relation to avocados and found out that it was one strange year for the pitted fruit. Read what they…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec.21–Dec. 27

See Love Never Dies at PPAC, attend a children's tea at Blithewold, watch the Polar Express for free and more fun things to do.

1. Love Never Dies The Phantom is back. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an award-winning English composer whose Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musicals of all time. Now, Providence Performing Arts Center presents the spellbinding sequel: Love Never Dies. The Phantom returns in this dramatic musical determined to win back Christine’s love, going to great lengths to…

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…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec. 14–20

Take a ride on the Polar Express, watch sugar plums dance in the Nutcracker, hear Celtic Christmas music and more fun things to do.

1. Blackstone Valley Polar Express From Blackstone Valley Polar Express Facebook. Make-believe comes to life during this ninety-minute holiday train trip and reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s modern classic: The Polar Express. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, get your ticket punched by the conductor, hear the engineer call “all aboard!” and chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will also receive…

Five of the Best “Caught in Providence” Moments

The Internet-famous show, which is shot in Providence Municipal Court, will begin airing nationally on Fox this fall.

Photo via Caught in Providence. Judge Frank Caprio is Rhode Island. He’s Italian. He’s got the accent. He’s blunt, but kindhearted. He makes us look good. And now, he’s getting his own national TV show. That’s right: Your favorite courtroom superstar — sorry, Judge Judy — will debut on Fox stations around the nation this fall, according to an announcement…

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…