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Meet Bri Duffy

Local RI Woman COMPETES FOR MAXIM MAGAZINE COVERGIRL CONTEST Providence, Rhode Island’s very own Bri Duffy, believes that everyone’s body is beautiful and that social media creates an unrealistic beauty standard for women to live up to. Unfortunately, this misleading image can cause body dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, and eating disorders among many women. When girls compare their bodies to what is seen in the media, it causes them to have a poor body image. Female celebrities are constantly photoshopped to make their bodies look perfect and clear up any flaws they might have, such as making their waist thinner or making their breasts larger. Bri is bringing awareness to this issue as a contestant in the 2019

When Bri isn’t modeling, or crafting cocktails at The Gentleman Cigar Lounge in Cranston, you can find her playing with her newly adopted pup, Sadie

Maxim Covergirl Competition which benefits the Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation. This years winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and a lavish photo shoot with world famous photographer, Giles Bensimon, which will appear on the cover of Maxim Magazine. When Bri isn’t modeling, or crafting cocktails at The Gentleman Cigar Lounge in Cranston, you can find her playing with her newly adopted pup, Sadie, cooking up an Italian feast with her family, laughing hysterically with her friends, or trying to take over the world one Instagram post at a time. Bri has advanced to the third round of the competition and cannot do it without your help! You can donate to Bri’s Maxim Campaign for the Homes For Wounded Warriors Foundation or vote for Bri every 24 hours by clicking the link on her Instagram page @bri.duffyyyy or by visiting her competitor page directly here: https://maximcovergirl.com/2019/bri-duffy

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While his top priority is, of course, delicious food, Josh’s vision for HG80 encompasses the entire dining experience. He entertains guests with music and a screen showing puppy and kitten videos, fun facts, and trivia questions. Article by Amit Basnet

After more than 15 years as a bartender/mixologist, Josh Berner traded in his bottle openers and wine keys for tongs and a spatula to open HG80, a food truck based in Providence, RI. HG80 serves untraditional tacos, potato chips, and sodas. Never doing anything the “traditional” way, Josh has always had an independent streak, which drove his motivation to open his own business. For many years, Josh worked in some of the finest restaurants and cocktail bars in the country, inventing original cocktail recipes. The experience of working alongside and learning from award-winning chefs gave him the confidence to turn the focus of his creativity from cocktails to solid food. Eschewing traditional taco ingredients, Josh’s tacos are inspired by dishes and flavors from international cuisines, resulting in tacos reminiscent of Chicken Parmesan, Indian curry and Rueben sandwiches, among others. He sources many ingredients from local farms and makes almost everything from scratch – even the sodas! While his top priority is, of course, delicious food, Josh’s vision for HG80 encompasses the entire dining experience. He entertains guests with music and a screen showing puppy and kitten videos, fun facts, and trivia questions. HG80 isn’t the first successful project Josh has helmed. As a student at Northwestern University, he founded Boomshaka, a percussion and dance troupe that is still flourishing more than 20 years later. Even so, when it came to starting his business, he knew he

needed help. He felt comfortable with the “restaurant” part of the restaurant business, but he wasn’t as confident with the “business” part. So he contacted Amit Basnet of RISBDC for help, and it was one of the best decisions he’s made. Amit provided tools, advice, and contacts that helped him gain confidence and motivation. Josh’s untraditional menu differentiates his business, but he knows it can be a hard sell. He’s comforted by Amit’s advice about having working capital available as the business grows towards selfsustainability. Every day, after his first sale, he smiles and says, “Didn’t make nothing!” This past year Josh was able to expand his business enough to hire three part time employees and is looking forward to what is to come next for HG80. Learn more about HG80 by visiting their website at HG80food.com. If you’re ready to start writing your business success story, attend one of our upcoming workshops or set up a free one-on-one counseling session today. Register at RISBDC.org today. The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at URI is part of a national network of nearly 1,000 business assistance centers that provide counseling and training to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, we help businesses to succeed from start-up to maturity. Photography provided by Kevin Ginestet.

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I am sure everyone can agree, life is so unpredictable. Growing up, my sister and I were always forced by our parents into taking self-defense classes. We never understood the point of them, and we often overlooked these skills, thinking something bad would never happen to us and we would never need to put these skills to use. Brutal attacks only happen in movies, right? In reality, attacks happen every single day and can happen to anyone. Especially young women and children. Koteshin-Ryu is a martial arts studio in the city of Warwick, offering many different types of classes for all ages. Some of the classes offered are Kenpo, Kali, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense. The instructors at Koteshin-Ryu teach techniques, which not only are meant to train your mental and physical health, but also prepare you for any unexpected situations that may arise. I have been lucky enough to partake in a handful of the self-defense classes offered at Koteshin-Ryu, and I can honestly say my confidence level has turned me into an overall better person. Even though I am just 5’4“ tall, I know the proper techniques and motions that can get me out of a dangerous situation and I

strongly believe everyone could benefit from them. Between the training and practicing, I have also felt better physically. It’s more tiring than you’d think! Whether you are a parent wanting to sign your child up for a sport this year, a real estate agent wanting to be able to protect yourself while having an open house, or a teenager that is dealing with the bullying epidemic in school, I would recommend these classes to anyone! By learning the basics of self-defense, you help prepare yourself for unforeseen, real-world circumstances. For more information about Koteshin-Ryu, visit their website at www.ksrwarwick.com or give them a call at 401-738-0750 to find out more information on their classes!

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by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro Pat Cruz has been named one of the Top 5 Social Media Influencers in the State of Rhode Island! She produces events which benefit small and medium size businesses and, provides cost-effective opportunities for them to meet potential customers face-to-face. She encourages event participation because she feels “meeting face-to-face with people is the best way for any business to build rapport and begin strong business relationships”. The events also provide easy access for consumers to buy from a multitude of local businesses at one-stop-shop events without driving around the state - similar to going to the mall but in a way that supports small business as opposed to big box and department stores. Pat has three adult children and one grandchild. She is a proud supporter of MAE Organization for the Homeless a boots on the ground organization which assists local homeless families find shelter, clothing, food and jobs. And, Big Picture Learning schools such as The Met High School where two of her three children have graduated and she has worked with interns for event management and production. Students at The Met have individual learning plans and internships that go along with their career interests. Parents and mentors are active in the student’s goals and work with advisors to develop the best curriculum for each child. Some of Pat Cruz Events include: After Hours Networking celebrates 10 Years of connecting people. Their 10th Anniversary Celebration event will be held September 24th at the Providence G. After Hours Networking bring together over 100 local business

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professionals each month for informal meet and greet events and are considered the most attended in Rhode Island. Taste of Rhode Island at Roger Williams Park Botanical Garden on Wednesday evening. November 13th. A fabulous event that showcases delicious food and spirit samplings from some of the best venues in the state. The event is held twice a year - Fall and Spring. Raffle and auction items are available at the event to support MAE Organization for the Homeless. Event tickets are available through tasteofri.com Empower Women’s Expo at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick RI on Sunday, November 17th. A complete fun filled day of “all things women”. The event showcases shopping with over 90 local businesses, 12 free educational seminars, product sampling, complimentary health checks, giveaways, raffles, live fashion shows and more. Presentation topics include; health living, career advancement, parenting, financial success, easy ways to finance your business, diet/nutrition, weight loss. Information can be found at empowerwomensexpo.com For almost three decades Pat Paolino Cruz has been producing events that support small business and Rhode Island’s economic future through those community based businesses. Please check out Pat’s http://www.PatCruzEvents. Com website for upcoming event and/or ticket information I would like to thank Industrial Consultant Dr. Margarita Posada Cossuto for helpful comments.

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OCT 3 – NOV 3 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular It’s back! Immerse yourself in the glowing lights, cheerful music, and smell of hot cider at the JackO-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This year the spectacular celebrates the New England seasons, 1000s of pumpkins will be magically transformed into masterpieces that depict the beauty of autumn, wonder of winter, spring’s blossoms and summer fun! This is a can’t miss opportunity to see the zoo’s wetlands trail transformed into a family friendly pumpkin paradise.

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OCT 12

NOV 1 – 2

RISD Craft 2019

Seal Days at the Weekapaug Inn

Find one-of-a-kind pieces of art made by more than 90 RISD alums and 30 current students. Stroll down Providence’s historic Benefit Street as you meet the makers of these unique gifts at this free public event.

Come view the majestic seals in the Quonochontaug salt pond, which can be seen from Weekapaug Inn! A captain will take groups on a boat excursion guided by a naturalists to see the seals in their natural habitat. Visit www.visitrhodeisland.com to view more details about this event!

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Pumpkin Pints & Bountiful Bites

PawSox 5K Walk ‘N Run

Bring your appetite to The Guild in Pawtucket! This family friendly fall event will feature delicious food from several of the area’s best food trucks. Don’t forget the beer! Pair your food with some of The Guild’s best brews. Admission is free!

Lace up your running shoes and join the PawSox foundation for their 4th annual walk ‘n run! Proceeds directly support veterans through organizations such as Operation Stand Down RI and the 21 Heroes of Pawtucket. Register online.

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29th Annual Seafood Festival

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Get ready for lobster & stuffies galore! Honoring the harvest of the sea, this festival admission is free, with a large variety of fresh, local seafood will be available for purchase. Don’t miss the live music at this delicious event hosted at Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport.

11AM - 6PM

Support small Rhode Island business as you browse 100+ vendors from the state selling unique gifts at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. This convenient shopping experience will jump start your holiday shopping!

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Some Details About Veronica: Business Name and Info: Ocean State Jewelry Veronica Alfonso Direct Line: 401-751-8105 Email: oceanstatejewelers@gmail.com Address: 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI 02919 Number of years in Business: 35

About Veronica: Ocean State Coin & Jewelry was founded 35 yrs ago by a father and son, Joe & Michael Fellela. When Joe decided to retire Michael brought his niece Veronica in to learn the business and work by his side. When Michael and his family decided to relocate to warmer weather, Alicja, a watchmaker by trade, and Veronica joined forces to make Ocean State what it is today. You will find Veronica out on the floor helping with purchases, repairs and finding the perfect gift for you to give. Veronica also has a passion for designing custom jewelry.

Veronica’s Favorites: What is your favorite place to eat in RI: Silvio’s because they always deliver to us!

What is your favorite vacation destination: Anywhere warm! What is your favorite time of the year: Christmas What’s one thing you couldn’t live without: Good family and friends

If you would like to be featured in our “Meet the Locals” section, please email info@shoplocalrhody.com.

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September 1 - November 3 in Johnston, RI Established in the 1800’s Salisbury farm has been building yearly family traditions with their corn mazes. Explore more than a mile of paths in five acres of corn. Each year the maze is carved out differently allowing families to work as a team to make it to the end. They also offer weekend hayrides! Moonlight mazes are also available for a fun evening out. For more information visit salisburyfarm.com.

A-Mazing Halloween Party at Highland Farm

October 26, (Rain date October 27) 11am - 4pm in Portsmouth, RI Enjoy an old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the entire family! Games and crafts will be had and those who wear costumes receive $1 off admission. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and eight acre corn maze. For more information visit escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Condreda Farms Flashlight Night in the MAiZE

October 10,17 and 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Hope, RI An all ages event, visitors embark on a flashlight tour of Confreda’s corn maize and hop on a twilight hayride. End the

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evening with s’mores, apple cider and ghost stories by the campfire! For more information visit confredafarms.com.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 3 - November 3, Evenings at Roger Williams Park Zoo A must attend family tradition. Stroll down winding paths that reveal 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins ranging from cultural and historical icons to 1,000 pound Halloween giants. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy the evening! For more information visit rwpzoo.org/jack-o-lanternspectacular.

Wicked Week (and a half!) in Wickford

October 25 – October 31 in Wickford Village Wickford, RI For a truly quaint Halloween experience visit Wickford, RI where Halloween celebrations will be in full swing. Select days are open for decorating pumpkins in the park, learning about the graveyards of Wickford with historian Tim Cranston, for parading in the streets in costume in the Wickford Horribles Parade --and of course, trick-or-treating! Visiting the village during October is a great way to create a new family tradition and support local businesses. For a full calendar of events for the week, visit wickfordvillage.org.


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Adult Haunted Happenings Providence Ghost Tour

September – November, 7pm at Prospect Terrace in Providence, RI A ghost tour based on research and historical documentation that will guide you through the East Side of Providence. Walk through the historic district and learn about actual accounts of murder, suicide, accidents and dreadful tales. Go equipped with a camera and ready for an hour and a half of pure haunting history. Visit providenceghosttour.com for more information.

Fortress of Nightmares at Fort Adams

October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 from 7pm-10pm in Newport, RI Tunnels of Terror gives the brave an up close and personal encounter with tunnel inhabitants as you have to make your way out of the underground tunnel systems. Experience a real Ghost hunt at the Haunted Officer’s Quarters using an infrared thermometer and flashlight. Killer Film Fest includes the best short horror films from around the world. Visit halloween. fortadams.org for more information.

Mysterium The Eternal Masquerade

Friday, October 30, 7:30pm until Midnight at the Providence Public Library An interactive live performance through the Providence Library’s history and one-of-a-kind Halloween experience. Guests are able to enter rooms they’ve never seen before while attempting to solve the evening’s mystery. Living art

installations, dance performances and desserts will be available, the evening will surely be a must attend event! Proceeds from the event support the Library’s public service mission. For more information and to purchase tickets visit provlib.givezooks.com.

Factory of Terror

Open on weekend evenings throughout October in West Warwick, RI A hauntingly memorable award-winning experience. If you are terror seeker, this is your destination. As you stand in line the roar of water falls and eerie fall evening will give you a taste of what’s in store as your enter the building. We hope that you come out alive! For more information and to purchase tickets visit factoryofterror.com/west-warwick.

Field of Screams

Open from Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 4 - October 31 from 6:30pm 10:00pm in West Greenwich, RI Take a beautiful evening drive down to West Greenwich where you will encounter the Field of Screams, hop on a hayride where you will likely find that something has gone terribly wrong. Brace yourself as you are towed along a terrifying path they like to call Dead River Haunted Hayride. There is no preparing for the rumble of chainsaws, groans of zombies and lurking, tortured disembodied spirits of the night. Field of Screams offers three haunted attraction for the price of one. For more information visit hauntedhayride.net. BUY LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL

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Get Your Pink On And Bowl For A Great Cause Article by Cassie Remillard

“Fight the Fight, Find the Cure” Wear pink and get a raffle ticket to be entered to win a Pizza Bowl!

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With Breast Cancer awareness month right around the corner the community is coming together to host events to raise recognition and funds to help find a cure. Breast cancer has touched many individuals, including Carl DeRosa, Lang’s Bowlarama general manager. In April of 2009, Carl lost his mother, Carol, to a long fight of breast cancer. Carol adored her family, you could often find her cooking amazing meals for her beloved husband, Carlo, her four children, and grandchildren. Carol spent her entire life helping others, especially those in need. She constantly was donating to different charities, which is why Lang’s Bowlarama has partnered up with Elvira’s Gift For Hope Foundation, to host two fundraising events in Carol’s honor. Elvira Protano is a Brest Cancer Survivor who founded Elvira’s Gift For Hope Foundation to help women affected by Breast Cancer. Her fundraising efforts help support families by assisting with housing payments, utility bills, child care, transportation for medical treatments and more! Dedication from women like Elvira are the reason why our hope stays strong that one day we will find a cure!

Spare-A-Pair Ladies Night

Spare-A-Pair Bowl A Thon

Thursday, November 7th 9:00 PM-CLOSE

Sunday, November 10th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Get your pink on and bowl for a great cause that has affected so many! Ladies, this one’s for you! Pay just $6 for a fun night out with your friends. You will even have the chance to be entered to win a Pizza Bowl: 2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals, 1 large cheese pizza and a pitcher of soda for up to 6 people! A portion of proceeds will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society.

Join Lang’s for a night of raffles, bowling and fun! A $20 donation includes 2 hours of bowling plus shoe rental.100% of the proceeds will go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-American Cancer Society! Together, we can fight against this awful disease!


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The Breakers 44 Ochre Point Ave, New port, Rhode Island The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. This multi-million dollar building became a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and is now owned and operated by the Preservation Society of Newport offering visits to the public. This 70-room mansion was built in 1893 as a summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II for a little over $7 million dollars, which is equivalent to $150 million today! It it hard to miss it, as it stands tall with beautiful sculpted, iron gates to welcome

each and every visitor. The house covers about 1 acre of land and looks over the incredible ocean cliffs. In fact, it was given its name for the waves that continuously crash into the cliffs below. You can get an incredible glance of the mansion from the Cliff Walk, which is another must-see Newport attraction), Newport’s 3.5 mile long scenic trail. Mr. Vanderbilt was the President and Chairman of the New York Central Railroad, and was the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Commodore made the family fortune in the steamship and railroad industries. You have the option to follow a tour guide or you can pace yourself with an audio tour, learning about the incredible history of the mansion. The audio tours allows for you to listen to detail personal accounts of the residents and servants. Although no photos or videos are allowed inside the mansion, you are able to take some beautiful ones outside! It is quite the adventure. The Breakers is open daily year-round, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. An adult admission is $18, children 6-17 is $4.50 and children under 6 are FREE! Book your tour today http://bit.ly/2J4mk9z! Call 401-847-1000 with any questions!

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SECRETARY OF STATE | Nellie M. Gorbea What Clams Me About SMALL Manage A Remote Worker or Office SMALL BUSINESS BUSINESS || How Dear To Mom: A Taught Letter Home From ALeadership One Day Warrior

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FILE ON TIME, AVOID REJECTION, AND HELP US HELP YOU by Secretary Of State Nellie M. Gorbea

As your Secretary of State, I believe it should be easier for Rhode Island’s small businesses to succeed and grow jobs. By visiting local companies and talking to entrepreneurs across the state, I’ve learned that a key way government can help businesses is by communicating clearly. In that spirit, I would like to remind Rhode Island limited liability companies (LLC’s) that your annual filing period is approaching at the start of September. I will also provide you with easy ways to avoid having your annual filing rejected by our Business Services Division and explain how you can help enhance commerce in our state by taking a short four question survey.

Filing an Annual Report for Your LLC

Each calendar year following the year of formation, your annual report is due. The period for limited liability companies (LLC’s) to file annual reports with our Business Services Division is September 1st through November 1st. You can easily file online by using our Business Portal at: http://sos.ri.gov/ divisions/business-portal. If you do not wish to file online, you must submit a paper form provided by our office. Screenshots of online filing forms will not be accepted as a paper filing. The filing fee is $50, with a late filing penalty of an additional $25 applied after December 1st. Please note that there is an online filing access fee of $2.50.

Avoid these Frequent Reasons for Rejection

Prior to filing your annual report, use our Corporate Database to verify whether your entity is managed by either members or managers. Below are

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some of the most common reasons LLC annual report filings are rejected by our office: •

You elected to be managed by your members on your articles of organization/certificate of registration, but you have listed a manager on the annual report form. The names of members are not listed on an annual report. To change your internal structure, an amendment is required. You elected to be managed by one or more managers on your articles of organization/certificate of registration, but you did not list the name and/or address of your current manager(s). To change your internal structure, an amendment is required. You have neglected to provide a brief description of the character of business conducted in Rhode Island.

If you have any questions about your annual report filing, please call our Business Services Division at: (401) 222-3040.

Your Information Goes a Long Way

Annual reports allow the Business Services Division to collect basic data about entities and organizations doing business in Rhode Island. Much of today’s economy is fueled by data and information. As the Department of State works to empower and engage all Rhode Islanders and to enhance commerce across the state, it is useful for local businesses to have insight into economic trends and the types of businesses that call Rhode Island home. That is why, as part of the annual report process, we are

asking business corporations, limited liability companies and non-profit corporations to answer four short survey questions. The survey data that has been provided to our office has allowed us to create the RI Business Data Hub. The Data Hub, found online at http:// sos.ri.gov/divisions/BusinessPortal, contains several interactive visualizations that allow users to explore the business landscape across Rhode Island. Your participation will allow the Business Services Division to offer more data and tools to help you plan, start and maintain your business.

We’re Here for You - Contact us!

Please feel free to contact me directly with any thoughts or suggestions you have on this or any other topics at secretarygorbea@sos.ri.gov or visit our website sos.ri.gov. We look forward to working with you to grow your business or non-profit in Rhode Island.


Kayla Zarrella Wardrobe Stylist

“Your Style, Redefined” Article by Sarah Day

Did you know that 80% of what you have hanging in your closet you DON’T wear? Kayla Zarrella, a top wardrobe stylist and personal shopper in Rhode Island, has a natural ability for aesthetics. Whether you are looking for an every day outfit, business professional looks for work, or a dress for a wedding you have coming up next month, Kayla excels in private styling and is a pro at building peoples wardrobes. Kayla inspires you to be the best version of yourself while catering to her clients individual needs. “The Closet Edit” consists of Kayla going through your entire wardrobe and evaluating each piece according to style, fit and trend. During this one-on-one consultation, Kayla determines which pieces to keep, what pieces to sell and what to donate. With the existing pieces, Kayla will advise how to wear and restyle your wardrobe by creating a refreshed new look. At the end of the consultation, she will take your donated items to local charity drop off and send you the tax receipt. Do you feel like you are so consumed with work and your children, that you cannot seem to get out of the house and go shopping? Kayla offers a Personal Shopping Service where she figures out your wardrobe goals and needs and custom tailors a shopping trip that fits your budget and lifestyle. She will find you pieces that encourage you to go outside of your fashion comfort zone! Now eliminate those stressful hours of shopping and count on Kayla to find you pieces that ensure you feel confident and polished! Packing tends to be the least exciting part of any travel excursion. However it doesn’t have to be an irritating, dreadful process! Kayla’s Packing Service can help create your looks based on the aesthetic and vibe of the trip you have coming up. She helps customize your wardrobe itinerary according to the destination, weather, and events you will be attending. Kayla Zarrella aims to help people gain self-confidence and feel their absolute best, no matter what their lifestyle may be. Discovering one’s own personal style is a journey in itself and with Kayla, you no longer have to navigate it alone! Check out her website & what she has to offer at www.kaylazarrella.com and reach out for your consultation with Kayla today!

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Stella Marie Soap Company Stella Marie Soap Company has been delivering handmade soap to the world since 2007. Located in Warren, they make a wide variety of soaps for both women and men. Their soap is environmentally friendly with no emulsifiers or artificial ingredients like most mass produced soap. Most unique are their fruit and vegetable soaps. Choose from Cucumber Slumber, Banana Smoothie, Avocado Dreaming, Tropical Rescue, and more. Stella Marie Soap also offers massage bars, body scrubs, gift sets, and a line called Rhode Island Bath and Body. This line features soaps and lip balms inspired by some of the state’s favorites. You’ll find a soap called “Home Brewed”, made with Rhode Island brewed coffee and Autocrat Coffee Syrup, and “Last Call”, a beer based soap made with the iconic Narragansett Lager! Visit their website to see all their unique bath and body products! www.stellamariesoap.com | (617) 803-8622

North Light Fibers North Light Fibers is a Micro Yarn Mill that produces high quality handcrafted minimally processed yarns made 100% on Block Island! They hand weave and knit garments and home decor items from hand made yarn. Among their many truly local products are baby blankets, throw rugs, hats, gloves, and other knit and woven items. Several sizes and colors of rugs, throws, and place mats are available. Any would look great in your home! Click through to their website to learn more about their products as well as Block Island. www.northlightfibers.com | (401) 466-2050

Silk Tree Farm Located in Little Compton, this sustainable farm pasture raises a variety of goats, chickens, and hogs on property that is under a conservation easement with the Nature Conservatory. They believe in heritage breed conservation, sustainability, conserving our food system, and raising happy healthy animals. Silk Tree Farm offers goat milk soap bars in various scents, including peppermint, sandalwood, and eucalyptus mint among others. They also offer an enticing collection of soy wax candles, poured right on the farm and featuring a burn time of 80 hours each. Ideal as a Rhode Island made gift! Check out their site for all the details and place an order today! www.silktreefarm.com | (401) 207-9474

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Krawiec Tree Service Inc.

Locally owned and in business for over 35 years - founded in 1980. Our Services • Brush Mowing • Land & Lot Clearing

Professional Arborist & Tree Services Give our team a call at

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• Seasoned & Green Log Length Firewood • Storm Damage • Tree Removal • Tree Trimming • Whole Tree Chipping


Italian Fine Dining Wine | Espresso | Pasta Dinners | Chicken Entrees | Seafood & Meat Entrees | Desserts

Come and experience A LITTLE PIECE OF ITALY “Farm to table” is a way of life in the Old Country, In the villages of Italy a meal starts at the local butcher shop for the freshest meat, a stroll to the garden to pick up the vegetables, and hopefully a stop at the local enoteca to grab a bottle of locally made wine. At Anthony’s Italian Restaurant we continue the tradition because “farm to table” offers the best quality for our customers. So, enjoy a little piece of Italy with every made to order meal at Anthony’s Italian Restaurant.

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It’s always Tiki Time at High Tides Island Grille and Tiki Bar! Craft Cocktails | Seafood | Chicken & Steak Entrees | Tacos | Sandwiches & Burgers | Desserts

Come in and experience

the “Endless Summer” for yourself! With more than 20 rums to try, traditional and signature craft cocktails and an island inspired food menu, there’s something for everyone!

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