Stephanie Morales

Heather Abbott Gives Back

As Marathon Monday approaches, we share the story of the Newport native and how she is helping other amputees get the prosthetics they need.

Abbott knows what it’s like to lose a limb; she was a spectator the brisk morning in 2013 when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Abbott lost the lower part of her left leg and became one of many whose lives were forever changed. But that didn’t keep her down for long.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan.4–10

Start the New Year with the Stooges, attend Super Art Sunday, see amazing art in Newport and more things to do.

1. Super Art Sunday From RISD Museum Facebook. Get the entire family looking, thinking and making together at this event sponsored by RISD Museum. The family-friendly day will host guests including author/illustrator Calef Brown, musician and artist Rachel Blumberg and more. There will be a variety of events throughout the day, including a mashup of drawing, writing poetry and character…

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…

Get Ready for Bumper Cars on Ice in Providence

The Alex and Ani City Center skating rink is one of only three cities across the country – and the first outdoor rink – to acquire this unique activity.

When you think of ice rinks, the usual activities come to mind: ice skating, figure skating and hockey. Well, fasten up your seatbelts, because Providence is about to bump up your expectations at the Alex and Ani City Center skating rink.

15 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve in Rhode Island

We’ve rounded up some local ways to ring in 2018, including family-friendly events, upscale soirees and fancy dinners.

What are you doin’ for New Year’s Eve? Don’t fret over your lack of plans for the holiday because we’ve rounded up some local ways to ring in 2018 and celebrate whichever way you like.

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…

5 Ways to Safely Observe a Snowy Owl

The regal-looking owls have been spotted in various places around Rhode Island, including East Greenwich, Middletown, Narragansett and Block Island.

This winter’s forecast is predicting cloudy with a chance of snowy owls. Rhode Island has seen a recent influx of the owl species, according to wildlife officials.

The Weekly Weigh-In: A Farm-in-a-Box

Plus, CVS buys Aetna, RI native Voila Davis sounds off to POPSugar, get your wheels in gear with a holiday bike ride and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock Ever heard of a farm-in-a-box? Well, there’s a first time for everything. The Cumberland School District has the first Leafy Green Machine in Rhode Island, a hydroponic growing facility that will bring fresh vegetables to the plates of all students in Cumberland. Over the course of just one year, the innovative machine is expected to grow the same amount…

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…