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4 Rhode Island Shops to Buy Swimwear and Beach Gear

Where to shop local for bathing suits and summer accessories.

Photo from California East’s Facebook page. This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce. As the weather gets warmer, Rhode Island residents are flocking to the beaches (socially distanced, of course). Check out the following locally-owned businesses to add some trendy swimwear, bathing suits and accessories to your closet.   California East Offering separately-sold bikini tops and bottoms…

22 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Fun and creative or classic and traditional, here's a list of prix-fixe dinners, specials and other things to do with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

It’s almost time, folks. Big stuffed bears and candy in heart-shaped boxes are starting to line the shelves of your local CVS, but we know you’re more original than that.

6 Local Book Clubs You Can Join

Many bookstores and venues host their own book clubs to keep you busy in the colder months.

Riffraff’s monthly book club selects books based on rotational themes each season, and this fall’s theme is “women in translation.”

Santa Claus is Coming to These 8 Spots

From Garden City Center to Wickford and Newport, Santa will arrive in style by boat, fire truck and horsedrawn carriage.

Here are some of the best places where you can pay him a visit to kick off the holiday season with the kids, who have hopefully been good, for goodness sake.

Graze Burgers Serves Humanely Raised Beef That’s Close to Home

A beautiful Stonington, Connecticut, farm supplies 100 percent grass-fed, hormone-free beef for this Westerly burger restaurant.

“As you go to places where people have more education and affluence, people want to have a better understanding of what they are eating. They prefer 100 percent grass-fed beef because they want to know what the animal ate, not antibiotic-filled grain,” Welch says. “We’re giving people beef that eats grass that grows here.”