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Five Can’t Miss Events: Feb. 1–7

Check out some boats, party at a Woonsocket Mardi Gras celebration, see an ABBA cover band and more fun things to do.

1. Providence Boat Show From Providence Boat Show Facebook. It may be a little too early and too cold to start thinking about the beach and the ocean, but if you miss getting out on the water then the Providence Boat Show might be the perfect fix for you this winter. Whether you’re a big game fisherman, a foodie or…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Local Communities Join Effort to Create National Opioid Lawsuit

Plus, letting go of the past, holding hands might reduce pain, the next big cafe trend and more in health and wellness.

Fourteen Rhode Island communities are teaming up with a national effort to bring a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. While pharmaceutical companies have denied any wrong-doing, the epidemic has hit close to home with 208 overdose death’s in the state between January and August of 2017. The towns currently involved with the lawsuit are Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Coventry,…

Five Can’t Miss Events: Jan. 25–31

Learn how to make cheese, watch birds on the Seekonk, see the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical and more fun things to do.

1. Cheese Making Demonstration Cheese is a rather mysterious thing. After all, it’s just milk and rennet and a bit of funk balled up into a wheel and left to sit awhile. So how does this rather primitive process give you your Gruyere, your mozzarella, your Stinking Bishop? Find out at a cheese making demonstration at the Tiverton Library, where…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan.11–17

Learn about dinosaurs for days, brunch hard at Whaler's, enjoy game night at Blithewold and more fun things to do.

1. Brunch So Hard: Liege Waffles at Whaler’s Brewing From The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles Facebook. Already threw your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier out the window? Good for you; now you can enjoy a guilt-free brunch provided by Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles at Whaler’s this coming Sunday. But just what are Liege waffles? Think dough-based, yeast-raised waffles with…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Healthy Fried Chicken

Plus, our three New Year's resolutions, more health and wellness trends for 2018, why you eat what you eat and more in health and wellness.

Healthy fried chicken? We think this is perfect solution to balance our unhealthy cravings with our New Year’s resolution to eat better. Speaking of New Year’s resolutions, here are our digital health editor’s three totally feasible health-related ones. We promise they will be sans jade eggs and insane workouts. We mentioned trends before, but this roundup of health trends to…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan.4–10

Start the New Year with the Stooges, attend Super Art Sunday, see amazing art in Newport and more things to do.

1. Super Art Sunday From RISD Museum Facebook. Get the entire family looking, thinking and making together at this event sponsored by RISD Museum. The family-friendly day will host guests including author/illustrator Calef Brown, musician and artist Rachel Blumberg and more. There will be a variety of events throughout the day, including a mashup of drawing, writing poetry and character…

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: Is Ours an Age of Exhaustion?

Plus, the scoop on green powders, Memorial Hospital shutters its ER, oxymel is the new juice and more in health and wellness.

With long work hours, the pressure to look good on social media and to lead the “perfect life,” ours can seem like an age of exhaustion. This article examines the “age of exhaustion” and investigates to see if exhaustion is more widespread today than it ever has been before— the answer may surprise you. New age-y wellness tips are all…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov.2–Nov. 8

See carved wooden wonders, find the best pizza pie in the state, eat your way through Newport and more fun things to do.

1. Newport Restaurant Week From White Horse Tavern Facebook. Experience the vast culinary talent of more than fifty restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties every meal of the day for an entire week. Fill your belly with Brick Ally Pub’s famous nacho platter or slurp back oysters at Bristol Oyster Bar. Whether you are looking for easy elegance and upscale…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Pillow Talk

Plus, a RI neurologist starts a relief fund for Puerto Rico, the mysteries of scent and a pumpkin and pooch themed race.

The future is here: A pillow can now tell when you’re snoring and a sleep sound system can help you wake up well-rested. Check out these weird but cool sleeping innovations.   Scent is something that impacts so much, yet we rarely think about just how this mysterious sense works. Why do we like the smell of fresh-baked cookies? Why…