Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly September 2010

Schools issue

Buddy System

More than 275 guests attended Friends Way's “Diamonds in the Sky” and raised more than $67,000 for the organization.

Center Stage

400 guests raised $100,000 for Trinity Rep at the 2010 Pell Awards Gala. Liza Minnelli was honored with the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Out Takes

The 2010 Pell Awards Gala; Friends Way’s “Diamonds in the Sky” Gala.


Low enrollments and test scores mean school closures — although there’s no proof they fix either problem. We do know this: They leave students and teachers displaced.

The Schools Issue

High School Report Card, High Hopes, Head of the Class, Shoot for the Moon

Seasons at the Ocean House

The new super-luxe Ocean House has set the bar incredibly high for its signature restaurant. Can the farm-to-table fare outshine the stellar surroundings?