Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly August 2008


Mastering Italian

The Gamm Theatre transformed the Pawtucket Armory into a Venetian piazza for its Spring Carnevale, complete with roving musicians, carnival-masked guests and a spread worthy of a king. The event netted about $68,000 for the theater’s artistic and educational programs, including more than $12,000 from the auction alone; highlights included a trip to Florence and Rome and dinner for twenty at Bacaro.

What’s in a Name?

The “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” was founded on the principles of freedom. Now that name suggests slavery and it’s time to change it.

A Growing Trend

Shared urban gardens are an irresistible extension of the locavore trend, offset the soaring cost of living, and grow both food and a sense of community.