Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly August 2013


Reporter – Ruffled Feathers

From town councils to rallies, chickens draw crowds and inspire passions — both pro and con. But does the debate go deeper than fowl?

In the dappled shade of a maple tree, David Turcios, a lanky high school senior, and his instructor, Josh Lantzy, pore over a set of construction plans.   The MET school student’s career goal is a job in construction management, so the DownCity Design project, which takes students through the entire process — from meeting with clients to designing a structure to…

The Restaurant at Weekapaug Inn

With new owners and an impressive renovation, a favorite inn radiates upscale, old-school comfort with a menu and prices to match.

The Restaurant, Weekapaug Inn  25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, 637-7600, weekapauginn.com. Hours Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking. Cuisine New American. Capacity 100, including private rooms; far more spread out on the lawn. Vibe Martha Stewart invites you to spend the weekend and she’s in a surprisingly good mood.  Prices Appetizers $12–$19, entrees…


August Letters

Cycle Challenge In the June issue, the article “A Pastoral Ride” is a great option to see part of Rhode Island by bike. For those who like the challenge of a longer ride and the opportunity to spend a full day seeing some of Rhode Island’s natural wonders, here is another great option. Start on the Blackstone Valley Bike Path…

Master Class

Trinity Rep veterans and its new actors talk about life as part of a close-knit ensemble; what happens when they blank out on stage; and how to deal with all that fake blood.

Three veteran actors at Trinity Repertory Company — Brian McEleney, Anne Scurria and Timothy Crowe — represent a total of 107 years experience. Three new actors at Trinity  — Charlie Thurston, Mia Ellis and Rebecca Gibel — have been alive a collective twenty years less. That infusion of new blood hired this year, working with and taught by veterans, is essential to keeping the award-winning company…

Opening Act

Each day, kids with a passion for theater spend hours at Trinity Rep learning about the basics, as well as themselves. It’s the first stage in their dream of a life on the stage.

Back in 1996, when my son Sam was three years old, he looked at me and with his voice both desperate and passionate said: “I just gotta sing and dance!” I’d already discovered him standing on his little stool and staring at himself in the bathroom mirror as he made faces, from scared to sad to happy. From his perch…

The 2013 Annual Best of Rhode Island

Discover the state’s greatest gems, from cupcakes and handcrafted beds to a secretive hotspot and age-defying facials. Plus, expert picks from our readers.

Rhode Island's capacity for innovation is endless. From mouth-watering sausages to seafood tacos to surfbody workouts, we've found the best in shopping, eating, health, beauty and fun that the state has to offer. So dig in and savor a sampling of the best of 2013! To read the full list of winners visit your local newsstand or purchase a digital…

web extras

Extra stories, videos and slide shows from the August issue of Rhode Island Monthly.

  Extended Q&A: Accordion Extraordinaire Cory Pesaturo Read the extended interview with the Cumberland musician who is bringing the accordion back into vogue, and watch videos of his performances.

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