Holidays

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…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Healthy alternatives to fruitcake? Yes please!

Plus, a raw milk recall in RI, U.S. runners are slowing down, a dance and drum class and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock. Bored of that same old fruitcake you give out for the holidays? Reader’s Digest rounded up some healthy edible gift alternatives if you’re looking to veer off the traditional route of giving hard-as-rock fruitcake that won’t be eaten. As life around us moves exponentially faster, marathon runners in the U.S. are getting slower. Founder of CEO of RunRepeat.com Jens…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Your Pooch is Good For You

Plus, your blood pressure is probably higher than it should be, a gender gap in CPR, E. coli in Westerly and more in health and wellness.

Dog owners, rejoice: your pooch may actually be good for your health. A major scientific study uncovered a link between dog ownership and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in single households. While there is no concrete proof that your pup improves your heart health, dogs could alleviate loneliness, depression and get you to spend more time outdoors engaging…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 16–22

Get in a holidaze (in a good way), shop 'til you drop at Blithewold, don a mask for a good cause and more things to do.

1. Holiday Shopping at Blithewold From Blithewold Facebook. Getting a head start on your holiday shopping? Shop ’til you drop in the holiday decorated splendor at Blithewold Mansion. Take a stroll through the first floor of Blithewold at the winter marketplace, where guests will find goods from local traders and purveyors  artisans and artists. If you are looking for a…