Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly July 2010


Folk Lore

As a California kid, novelist Adam Braver dreamed of the Newport Folk Festival. Now living in Rhode Island, he finally makes it to the epic event where Dylan went electric and wonders: Can the festival live up to its iconic past?

Shacking Up

The beach cottage lives on in Matunuck.

International Affair

More than 600 people attended the International Institute’s annual Spring Carnival Ball which raised $80,000 for the nonprofit.

Dance Fever

At the House of Hope Community Development Corporation’s annual gala, “Stayin’ Alive,” $84,000 was raised to aid in their efforts to provide permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.

Out Takes

House of Hope Community Development Corporation’s annual gala; International Institute’s Spring Carnival Ball.

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Oysterman Perry Raso’s new venture brings the pond to plate movement (quite literally) to Matunuck. And the view’s not half bad either.


After fifteen years of neglect and haggling, everyone’s still in the game to buy Rocky Point — including voters, in a $10 million bond question this November.

Distance Runners

Why give up color with weeks of warm weather to go? These fabulous underused plants fill the gaps.

Summer Land

Four seaside towns, one perfect season.