5 Cold-Weather Getaways in Rhode Island

You don't have to leave the state for a winter escape. Think: heated pools, cozy fireplaces and (our favorite) room service.

The Break, a quaint boutique hotel in Narragansett, boasts an onsite restaurant serving beach-inspired bistro fare as well as an outdoor saltwater pool that’s heated and open all year round. Show Caption Hide Caption The Break’s guest rooms are beachy yet cozy, with plush king-sized beds and gas fireplaces to ward off the chill. Now through January 22, get 50…

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 Jens…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 23–29

A FEZ-tival of trees, shopping strolls on Block Island, the Nutcracker at Rosecliff and more fun things to do.

1. Island Moving Company’s The Nutcracker  Be a part of the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, as you follow performers through Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. Set within the salons and ballroom of the grandiose “house,” Rosecliff serves as the stunning backdrop throughout the recital. The one-of-a-kind ballet lets you go from room to room trailing the action, creating an interactive and engrossing…