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Barrington: West-facing  waterfront!  absolutely  pristine  sun-splashed  nantucket  cape,beautifully  renovated!  all  the  right  Coastal  Living  details:  fabulous  open  layout  w/  waterviews  from  every  window,  cook’s  SS  kitchen,  classic  cottage  woodwork,fantastic location! $985,000

Warren: Fabulous  westerly  water  views  &  great  2nd  home  alternative  (tennis,pool,club  house  &  bike  path  access).Many  upgrades-newer  kitchen,baths,hardwoods,freshly painted. $649,000

Barrington: Much-admired  alfred  Drown  home  with  barn/guest  quarters.  4  beds,  3.5  baths.  Updated with many designer touches. open floor plan  with  3  sided  fireplace.  great  room  with  built  in  window seats. Large yard with stone fire pit. a rare  opportunity. $849,900

BriStoL: Commanding views of Bristol Harbour &  beyond!  Breathtaking  nantucket  stone  &  shingle  estate on 3 private acres on coveted Poppasquash  Pt.  richly  detailed  interiors,  gorgeous  kitchen  &  baths, superbly designed open plan, luxurious custom appointments. $3,750,000

Barrington: a classic colonial in elegant neighborhood  features  updated  open  floor  plan  accented  by bright oversize windows, inlay hardwood floors,  crown moldings, tall ceilings.  generous bedrooms  and fantastic master suite. Large fenced yard and  patio. $679,000

Barrington: Stylish  contemporary  cape  sited  in  area  with  great  surrounding  value.  Bonus  sun  room, with hot tub, off kitchen/family room-overlooking  wooded  lot.  Spacious  master  bedroom/ bath.refreshing current styling & beautifully maintained. $579,000

BriStoL: Waterfront living on the Kickemuit river!  Fabulous 115’ dock. Stunning easterly water views  across river to farms and woods. open Floor plan, 2  fireplaces, aC, large deck for entertaining. ideal for  year round or vacation with access to narragansett  Bay! $599,000 

Barrington: enjoy luxury, easy care living in this  thoughtfully  renovated    gem  overlooking  Barrington  Beach.  great  views  from  master  suite  balcony and more. gourmet kitchen. Viking range.  Fabulous  master suite getaway with glamour bath.  $499,000

SWanSea: Spectacular waterfront property on Mt.  Hope Bridge. tasteful renovations by newport Collaborative.  Handsome  custom  designed  kitchen.  Spacious  Master  suite  w/balcony..  new  septic  in  2013. Seaside gem!! $1,175,000

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Summer Loving The sun is out at long last, the trees are actually green: summer is finally, finally here. Don’t waste it by doing the same old things you always do. Yes, it’s important to spend some time on Second Beach, but there are so many other worthy pursuits during the three short summer months. This season, try something new. Our annual summer guide is all about trying something new and getting the most out of your weekends, whether that’s being a VIP at Newport Polo, lounging in the field and listening to music at

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard or doing yoga in the sand. However you choose to spend it, enjoy the summer. We earned every minute of this one.

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NEW LISTING! A cook’s delight, spacious gourmet kitchen featuring two stoves. Beautiful calming pasture views. Possible in-law or bonus room in lower level. Three tier deck fabulous for entertaining! $379,000

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A LoyAL CuStomer Thank you for mailing me The Bay Magazine. It was good to see Delekta Pharmacy [“Good to the Last Drop,” April 2015] as I lived very close by. I used to go every day for my cone of ice cream. I get there once in a great while for my coffee cabinet as I go way back with the Delektas. I’d like to see a full write up about Bristol’s 4th of July goings on. It’s my 80th birthday and I’ve been going to it for years. Gloria Kenefick BreAthinG eASier Thank you so much for working with us to promote the 2015 Fight For Air Climb event. Thanks to your generous support we were able to recruit over 900 climbers and raise nearly $215,000! Daniel Bowler

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Farewell, Yachting Center The Great Chowder Cook Off, an annual favorite, will move to Fort Adams State Park for its 34th year

The sale of the Newport Yachting Center has left a few annual City by the Sea festivities in limbo. Some will be taking a 2015 hiatus, where others are moving to new venues as far away as, gasp, Providence. Turn the page to find out where your favorite summer activities ended up this year.

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Change of Place Great Chowder Cook Off and other events find new homes We’ve got some good news and some bad news here. The bad news is that the sale of the Newport Yachting Center has resulted in the cancellation of the Newport Summer Concert Series. To fans hoping to be walkin’ on the sun with Smash Mouth again this summer, our condolences. The Celtic Rock Festival also appears to be on hiatus for the 2015 season. As for the good news, a lot of the Yachting Center’s regularly scheduled programming still lives, albeit at some new locations. The Newport Comedy Series, for example, will return later in the year at the Newport Hyatt on Goat Island, while the Waterfront Reggae and Oktoberfest will both be relocating to India Point Park in Providence. “The general feeling is very bittersweet. These events will really be missed in downtown Newport,” says

Michele Maker Palmieri, President and CEO of Newport Waterfront Events. “We hope to welcome our loyal fans, but also a new audience who may not have experienced [these events] when at our former home.” If driving all the way to Providence for beer and reggae isn’t your idea of good news then how about this: the 34th Annual Great Chowder Cook Off is staying in Newport. Now just a stone’s throw away at Fort Adams State Park, Newporters won’t need to go far to spoon one out for their fallen summer festivals and drown their woes in thick, clammy goodness on Saturday, June 6. This long-running showdown will have unlimited samples of chowder from the dozens of participating restaurants, as well as live music and kids activities. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com –Tony Pacitti

Chilling out with Clyde the Clam at the Great Chowder Cook Off

Big Kahuna

A Bristol-based manufacturer builds the world’s largest surfboard Sixty two people. Ten seconds. This is the minimum requirement to break the current world record for most people to catch a wave on a single surfboard. There’s no crazy, comic book tech at play here that will shrink these 62 dudes and dudettes down to a small enough size to all fit on a standard board, which is generally anywhere from six to 12 feet long depending on the type. No, Bristolbased mouldCAM isn’t dipping into arcane super science, they’re doing it the old fashioned way. They’re building the world’s biggest surfboard. At 42 feet long and 11 feet wide, this

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will be the largest board ever built. The initial manufacture happened right here in RI, with the two massive halves of the board being shipped off to Cali for completion. Once this gnarly Goliath is finished, it’s off to Huntington Beach, where more people than America’s had presidents will hope to hang ten seconds and be forever cemented in the annals of time. The attempt to break the record is set to happen sometime this month, so set a Google alert and keep your fingers crossed for the hometown heroes who dare to dream of a world where 62 people can all surf in tandem. www.mouldcam.com –Tony Pacitti

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in Rehoboth honors its one-year anniversary this June, and you’re invited to join in on a month of celebratory golf, followed up by food and drinks at the Hillside Tiki Bar and Restaurant. The newly renovated kitchen opened this May, and work has finally been completed on expanded patio seating for an even better view of the action on the ninth hole. Guests might sample some of the brand-new pizza dishes, or opt for familiar bar food favorites such as fish and chips, hand-cut fries and the classic Hillside Burger. They also offer a variety of draft and

bottled beers and a custom menu of specialty cocktails. This summer, the club has planned a score of exciting events for the Tiki Bar, including a karaoke night, trivia and live music three days a week. Thursday nights will feature guitarist and vocalist Pat Lowell and every Friday will see a performance by Billy Musto, voted Rhode Island’s top piano man. Various guest performers will visit the bar every Saturday. So treat your friends and family to a round of golf that will finish off with a relaxing night overlooking the green. www. hillsidecountryclub.com –Cissy Yu

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Benefits for education and maritime history Families will be gathering on the fairway for the Highlander Charter School’s First Charity Golf Tournament at the Swansea Country Club. It will benefit an expansion to the Highlander School’s Warren campus, which will be tripling in size this year. Golfers will tee-off with a complete continental breakfast before hitting the green for the tournament, followed by an outdoor barbecue with the students and a raffle. The Highlander Charter School is a tuition-free charter public school that seeks to provide top quality education to urban students and help them to combat social inequality through, empowered, intellectual

means. June 5. $150. 299 Market Street, Swansea. Contact Jeanne D’Agostino at 401-247-3585 or jdagostino@highlandercharter.org. The Herreshoff Marine Museum is holding it’s annual fundraising Summer Gala. At this black tie optional event, guests can enjoy cocktails, dancing and take part in a live auction. The evening will be a celebration of the museum’s Reliance Project, which saw the construction of a one-sixth scale, museum quality replica of the famous America’s Cup winning vessel. For a sense of scale, the model is 37 feet tall. June 20. $250. 1 Burnside Street, Bristol. www. herreshoff.org. –Jordan LaRose

Bristol - Longtime family home offers many possibilities. Situated at the end of a dead-end street, house has two bedrooms, 1 ½ baths. Property boasts 18,000 square foot lot. Call today. $ 175,000

Barrington - Great home with many recent updates including appliances, heating system, roof, and windows. Living room with fireplace and newly finished hardwoods. Master bedroom with bath. Fenced backyard with shed. Walk to private beach association with dock & beach. $367,000

Bristol - 2/3 bedroom Ranch which has many new improvements including new heating system, appliances, bathroom, patio and kitchen island. Also enjoy a wood stove for additional heating come winter. But before winter enjoy the great yard for entertaining! $ 229,000

Bristol - Sweet waterfront cottage on the Kickemuit River – enlarge it or just enjoy as is! Perfect vacation get-a-way or year round home. Fishing, boating and quahogging at your doorstep. $339,000

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Sew Many Dresses Genevieve Quigley offers honest advice on trends in wedding gowns The East Bay wedding season has begun and seamstress Genevieve Quigley knows a thing or two about wedding gowns. She designed and sewed her first one in 1954. The Bronx native graduated from the Jane Addams Vocational High School for Girls and on scholarship attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, considered one of the top five fashion schools in the world, where she received her degree in fashion design. Married to James Quigley, whose Navy career brought the family to Rhode Island, she has been a Bristol resident since 1963. Mother of two and grandmother of three, Genevieve is a longtime bowler of ten pins and still gets to the lanes once a week. Retired for many years, “Mrs. Quigley,” as she is affectionately known, continues to create wedding gowns for family and friends.

my mother taught me to sew. I can remember being ten years old making aprons for my aunts with their initials on the pockets. I love sewing any material. I always feel accomplished making something.

i am a big advocate of vocational schools. I don’t believe you should have to pay to learn a trade after high school. I don’t think it’s fair. Not everyone can be a college student. In ninth grade we took six weeks each of dressmaking, hairdressing, cosmetology, food service, millenary and childcare. In tenth grade you would choose one for the next three years. We took

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family and friends. It takes me typically a month. I always have to remind the bride to bring the right underwear to the fitting. It makes a big difference. And no spanx! It just moves the fat somewhere else. When the bride decides on a style of a gown, she needs to know what really looks good on her. If it looks good on Jennifer Lopez it might not on the bride. I can remember the priest saying if you come to church with a lowneck dress we will put a cape on you before you go down the aisle. Today you are lucky if the bride covers her boobs. The gowns are so tight I don’t know how they dance in them. When you get married you want to be the belle of the ball. How are you going to be the belle in a sheath?

There is a lot less lace and more embroidery on gowns. Since Kate Middleton’s dress they are a little more regal and have more lace like hers. Wedding gowns were always closed in the back with covered buttons. It would take the groom so long to get the bride out of the dress. Today, manufactured wedding gowns have zippers instead, which just rubs me the wrong way.

i was trained in the slow fashion method so there is a hem and seam allowance, which allows you to let

Bridal seamstress Genevieve Quigley

out a garment. Today it is fast fashion. Seams are done on an overlock machine, which does a cover stitch hem and there is no seam binding. Dockers’ pants for men don’t allow any room to let out in the waist and inseam. That is the size it is and you better not gain any weight. Also, zippers are sewn outside

of dresses with the zipper teeth showing. It’s gross. Shortcuts save time and money but the price of a dress has not gone down. Most fabrics today have some polyester in them. There is also lots of fleece material. How many fleece things can you have besides blankets? jeanquigley@cox.net –Nina Murphy

13.1 Miles to Freedom A new half marathon has July off to a running start get a head start

on the longest standing 4th of July celebration in America with the new Independence Rhode Race, a half marathon to be held on Sunday, June 28. The race will begin and end at Independence Park, with a course that will lead runners through a decked-out downtown Bristol, past the

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America’s Cup Museum, along the storied parade route and the coastline at Colt State Park and eventually back to the waterfront. Proceeds will go to local education charities as well as Bristol’s 4th of July Celebration. Stick around after the race to explore the foodie

mecca of East Bay and Bristol’s after-dark celebrations, which will feature the acclaimed Jimmy Buffet tribute band Changes in Latitudes. Independence Day events go full tilt on July 3 and July 4, and Bristol will be popping with all-day live music, the Rockwell Amusements Carnival,

patriotic exercises and, of course, fireworks. Events culminate on Saturday with Bristol’s 4th of July Parade, which draws visitors annually from around the world. Join us for the celebration that gives Bristol its nickname, “America’s Most Patriotic Town.” www. july4thbristolri.com –Cissy Yu

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By Steven Slosberg • Photography by Maaike Bernstrom

Since 1993, the St. Columba’s Cricket Club

has helped ensure that a sporting hint of this country’s colonial past remains something other than a sticky wicket. Cricket, venerable pastime of the British Empire, is played here from late spring to early fall on a green and graceful field along Howland Avenue in Middletown. Named for the nearby Episcopal Church, the St. Columba’s Cricket Club was founded by the late Tony Fairchild, a British-born former yachting correspondent for The Daily Telegraph who settled in Newport and sought to promote cricket in Rhode Island. He was a parishioner at St. Columba’s church.

Where to Play The cricket matches are played on property owned by Dr. Lewis Arnow, a retired pediatrician, who also lives on Howland Avenue adjacent to the field. The home ground, in cricket parlance, is near the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Third Beach Road. Arnow, a social member of the cricket club, allows the club to use his field at no cost, and contributes toward the sport’s continued presence by making sure the expanse is mowed. Cricket club members, in turn, fertilize and roll the property. Arnow has taken one other significant step to assist the club and future of the sport in Middletown: he’s been in negotiations with the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) to secure a conservation easement for 12 acres of his land, including the portion used by the cricket club. “The site is directly south of Silvia Farm, another property conserved by ALT, and is part of the Sakonnet Greenway, a swath of ALT conserved lands on the eastern side of the island,” says the land trust’s announcement about the negotiations for the easement. “ALT’s work conserving properties like Arnow in this greenway provides a connected corridor of wildlife habitat and scenic open space that will remain undeveloped in perpetuity. The property is also partly within one of the Island’s drinking supply watersheds, furthering ALT’s mission to improve water quality on the Island through protection of open space in key watersheds.” Arnow, who will retain ownership of the property, says the cricket club will be allowed to play on the field as long as it wishes. “If [the property] were sold to a private party, anything could happen,” says Arnow.           

How It’s Done

Aspects of cricket, which was first played in England at least five centuries ago, are familiar to anyone schooled in baseball: A bowler (pitcher), batsman (batter), leather (and wood) ball, fielding and throwing, and a wealth of greenscape. Distinctive are the wooden wickets, 11 players on each team, a circular playing field and a pitch, the central grassy strip on which the bowler delivers the ball. When wet, this is known as a sticky wicket. The goal is to

score the most runs, which may total in the hundreds, and games may last five or so hours. Time – the rather leisurely passage of it – is particular to cricket, even with contemporary baseball games lasting three or so hours. However, there are different types of cricket, and lately a shorter version has been put in play in an effort to keep matches to a mere three and a half hours.

Get to Know the Players Players on the St. Columba’s Club, as with most of the clubs against whom St. Columba’s plays, are mostly from India, Pakistan and the West Indies. The 2015 club also includes an American – Chuck Zalewski, the keeper (or catcher), who lives in Fall River, and is a veteran player with the club. In past years, players have hailed from Australia, England, Nepal and South Africa. A recent match in Middletown was against the Eagle Cricket Club from the Massachusetts State Cricket League, to which St. Columba’s now belongs.


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Join us for: • DJ and Live Music Starting at 11:00am • Educations Seminars Starting at 11:15am • Silent Auction Starting at 12:00pm with a preview from 11am to 12:00pm • Children’s Oyster Costume Pageant at 1:00pm (under 12 years old please) • Shucking Demonstration and • Vote for Best Oyster at 2:00pm

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St. Columba’s also plays against clubs from Connecticut and New York and in the past has traveled to Vermont and Montreal to compete. Amitabh Sheth, who lives in North Kingston and is a bowler for the club, says cricket equipment, not readily stocked at local sporting goods stores, is available online. Bedessee Sports, in Brooklyn, is also a resource. Team members, he says, often buy equipment when they visit their homelands, mainly India and Pakistan. Matches are played on weekends from late April through early October, with the annual St. Columba’s Cricket Club Invitational Tournament staged in September. Most matches are oneday affairs. St. Columba’s also takes pride in wearing traditional whites for two-day “test” matches played once every month. The standard five-day test match is not practical. “We all work,” says Amit Sheth.

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After each match, the host club members serve tea, lunch and beverages to the visiting team. Lentils and rice, or khichdi, were served after the Wrentham match, and, as the St. Columba’s online profile explains, members often cook up other specialties such as egg curry, pav bhaji and chana masala, vegetarian and non-vegetarian biryanis and Pakistani and West Indian barbecues. Hilarius Stephen, an accountant in Providence who lives in Westport, is from St. Lucia in the West Indies and

has been playing cricket since he was seven. St. Lucia was a British colony and cricket was introduced to the island by the Brits. He migrated to the US in 2005, bringing with him West Indian recipes and spices to enhance St. Columba’s tastier offerings. He says he is known for “West Indian Curry Chicken, which is totally different from the Indian Curry Chicken, and Jerk Chicken with peas and rice.” But what the club serves up best is its devotion to this rigorously tranquil game. As the St. Columba by-laws say, the focus is: “To promote social interaction of all with a common interest in the game of cricket; The organization and maintenance of an active cricket side in the Rhode Island area; To conduct ourselves and our play in the spirit of cricket and respect for our opponents; To encourage and improve the play of our members; Excellence in the game of cricket.”


S U M M E R G U I D E Make this the summer to reme mb e r By Jeanette St. Pierre • Illustrations by Meghan H. Follett We survived the worst winter. The worst. Put that behind you, because this is the season you need to remember. The warm days, the cool breezes, the sand, the water, the chowder, the parades, the day-to-day moments that remind us how amazing this state can be. Soak it up, because it’s officially the best summer of your life. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, luxurious staycations or family-friendly activities, we’ve got your back all summer long. Speaking of your back, don’t forget the SPF.

Be A Summer VIP Want to know how the 1% summers? First off, they use the word as a verb. And then they drink like royalty, host barbecues without lifting a spatula and hobnob with the right crowds. Here’s how you, too, can be a summer VIP. Sip the Day away at high tea Step into the Victorian age for an intimate tasting at the Tea Room in the Spring Seasons inn. Handpick your own antique teacup and indulge on petite treats set on laced-covered tables. $17.95. Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm. 86 Spring Street, Newport. 401-849-0004, www.springseasonsinn.com High tea gets a little, well, higher at the Royal Tea at The Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue Restaurant. Delicate tea breads, pastries and the drink itself are all up for the sampling, then topped off with a glass of champagne. $17.95-$26.95. Daily from 2-4pm. 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 401-847-3300, www.hotelviking.com The afternoon beverage is the centerpiece of the 24th annual garden party. Guests don festive and fun hats while throwing back the traditional English cream tea. A flower festival, pony rides, a silent auction and more round out the merriment. June 6. 1-5pm. Saint Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown. 401-847-5571, www.stcolumbaschapel.org have the gOuRmanDS COme tO yOu Summer VIPs cannot spend their precious time

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flipping burgers at a grill, so they call in the pros at preppy pig BBQ. Authentic Southern barbecue, like slow cooked pulled pork and brisket, cornbread and finger-licking fixings, allows you to throw the best backyard bash without ruffling your Lilly Pulitzer frock. Pricing varies on party size and menu. 75 Tupelo Street, Bristol. 888-3307063, www.preppypigbbq.com Who doesn’t love a clam boil? The poor commoner who has to assemble it, that’s who. Fret not, because Compton Clambakes brings the quintessential New England cooking method and cuisine right to you with their Traveling Clambake. Pricing varies on party size and menu. Little Compton. 401-635-4114, www. comptonclambakes.com

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G U I D E Take advantage of all the sites the East Bay Bike Path has to offer

get yOuR FanCy pantS On FOR SOme highFalutin Fun Don your finest fascinator and Nantucket reds and head to the VIP Lounge at newport polo. The allinclusive day pass includes hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails and preferred seating for the famed international matches. $50 on select Saturdays. June-August. Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth. 401-8460200, www.nptpolo.com Rub elbows with yachting’s elite at the annual Summer gala at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. Revel in a night of dancing, dinner and drinks right on Bristol Harbor. $250. June 20. 6:30-11pm. One Burnside Street, Bristol. 401-253-5000, www.herreshoff.org Enjoy the Ocean State the only dignified way – on the water itself. If your vessel is out of commission this summer, narragansett Charters offers a fleet that can be rented by the week. You’ll surely to hit the summer jackpot cruising the nearby islands on Luck be a Lady, a Hunter 41DS that’s equipped with two staterooms and air conditioning. $3,750 per week. 101 Narragansett Avenue, Barrington. 401-250-5496, www.narragansettcharters.com

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Crescent Park Carousel

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Keep Your Family on the Move Trying to keep both adults and kids entertained is no easy feat. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of plans bound to keep your whole clan happy as clams. From festivals to fireworks, everyone will be sleeping soundly at the end of your exhilarating summer days.

Get up to two kids meals for the bubble with the purchase of an adult entrée at Bluewater grille and Bar. Beautiful table views of the Barrington Harbor are also gratis. Sundays. $32. Barton Avenue, Barrington. 401-247-0017, www.bluewatergrillri.com Just shy of 14 miles, the east Bay Bike path weaves through parks, town centers and scenic quiet pockets starting (or ending) in Bristol all the way through India Point Park in Providence. It’s the ultimate family-friendly triple threat: fun, healthy and free. www.riparks.com

Cheap (anD FRee) thRillS Hand-crafted by famed artisan Charles Looff, the Crescent park Carousel is as gorgeous as its bucolic surroundings. But best of all, a ride around – and a chance of a free ride if you grab the brass ring – is still only a buck. $1 per ride, ticket packs available. 700 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside. www.eastprovidence.com Sunday dinner tastes so much better when it’s free.

Fun FOR all at DaylOng FeStivalS Picturesque Tiverton Four Corners makes for the perfect backdrop for the 28th annual arts and artisan Festival. Upwards of 100 New England craft-makers display their work, while local musicians and food trucks keep the rest of your senses teased. Free. July 18. 10am-4pm. 3998 Main Road, Tiverton. www.artsandartisanfestival.com

The East Bay is ripe with members-only pool clubs, like Seekonk Swim and Tennis Club (www.seekonkswimclub.com), Grist Mill Pool & Tennis Club (www.gristmillpool.com) and Kendbrin Swim and Tennis Club (www.kendbrin.com). Those are all good if you’re a stay-at-home mom or don’t work during the summer months. But if you need to nine-to-five to be a summer baller, then get your pool hookup at the open-to-the-public Hillside Country Club. The expansive golf, spa and restaurant property also boasts two heated pools (one is just for small kids) with slides. The Tiki Bar, complete with tropical drinks and lime-rimmed beers, is just a few barefoot footsteps away. $10 per person per day; opens at 9:30am (members get preferred entrance so get there early). 82 Hillside Avenue, Rehoboth. 508-252-9761, www.hillsidecountryclub.com

Ferris wheel. Candy apples. Goldfish in plastic bags. There’s really nothing like a carnival that can all at once take you back to your childhood while making new memories. Rockwell amusements brings the action to Bristol as part of its Independence Day extravaganza. June 29-July 4. Bristol Town Common, 328 High Street, Bristol. 401-523-6914, www.july4thbristolri.com Party animals are welcome at the Green Animal Topiary Gardens’ annual Children’s party. Enjoy pony rides, games and refreshments while frolicking in the nation’s oldest topiary garden. July 14. 4-8pm. 380

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S U M M E R Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth. 401-847-1000, www.newportmansions.org Bring your curiosity and appetite to Barrington’s inaugural Bring On art Festival. The impressive line up includes East Bay artisans, kids activities, live entertainment and food truck fare. June 14. 10am-5pm. On the Barrington Town Hall grounds, 283 County Road, Barrington. 401-247-1900, www.barrington.ri.gov

G U I D E Serenity is at your fingertips this summer with Beach Yoga

FiRewORkS! July 3: The granddaddy of all things red, white and blue happens in Bristol. 9:30pm, Bristol Harbor. www. july4thbristolri.com July 4: As if Newport needed any more beautifying. 9:15pm, Newport Harbor. www.discovernewport.org July 5, august 31: Loud bangs on the ground and in the air abound at Seekonk Speedway’s Fireworks Thrill Shows. After end of racing, 1710 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk. www.seekonkspeedway.com

the Relaxation Seeker If you’ve had a case of the Mondays all week long, then it’s time for some R&R. From sunset gazing and vineyard romps to romantic dates on the water, here’s how to take a load off and enjoy a few stress-free summer days. mix wine with muSiC Just stepping foot on a lavish vineyard will instantly take the edge off. Add in some live music and a glass of wine and you’ve found yourself peaceful harmony. The Summer Concert Series at Carolyn’s Sakonett Vineyard, which offers half-price tastings in addition to local entertainment, knows how to mix pleasure with more pleasure. $10 carload (wine and food available for additional purchase). Thursdays at 6pm. 162 West Main Road, Little Compton. 401-635-8486, www. sakonnetwine.com The Sunset music Series at Westport Rivers is as laid back as you can get. While you bring your own picnic dinner, corkscrew, blanket and glasses, the vineyard will take care of the pours and music from such local favorites One Bad Ant, The Blue Light Bandits and Magnolia. $10 a carload in advance; $15 day of (wine and food available for additional purchase). Fridays at 6:30pm. 417 Hixbridge Road, Westport. 508636-3423, www.westportrivers.com Greenvale’s popular Jazz tastings not only includes a tasting of their delicious wines, but it also features award-winning jazz lead by Dick Lupino and a souvenir glass. $15 per person. Saturdays from 1-4pm. 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. 401-8473777, www.greenvale.com DOwnwaRD DOg yOuR way tO SeRenity Start off your Saturday morning on the right balanced foot with Blue Sky Kripalu Yoga at partners village Store. The traditional yoga method set against the

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Sunset Kayak Tour in Westport

soothing country location is a surefire way to get your chill on. $12 suggested donation. Saturdays starting on June 6. 8:30-9:30am. 865 Main Road, Westport. 508636-2572, www.partnersvillagestore.com East Bay Bikram Yoga and Bristol Yoga Studio join calming forces for the first annual Bristol Summer yoga Fest. Held at sprawling Colt State Park, the afternoon yoga-thon includes bikram, kids and beginner’s classes, plus a yogi social hour. Free. June 21 starting at 1pm. Route 114, Bristol. 401-217-9010, www. facebook.com/bristolsummeryogafest Mind and body finds summer spirit at Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation’s Beach yoga. Perfect for beginners and advanced devotees alike, pack a beach bag and stick around before the beach mob arrives for bonus relaxation points. $15. Saturdays at 8:30am. Starting on June 20. Evening classes also available on Tuesdays at 7pm. Easton’s (First) Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 401-849-3200, www.innerlightyoga.com

Dating maDe eaSy BReezy Whether you’re in a new relationship or in a longstanding one, there’s nothing quite like sunsets to dial up the romance. Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures offers a tranquil two-hour Sunset kayak tour down the Westport River that’s bound to add passion to your paddle. $45 per person on select dates. 489 Old County Road, Westport. 508-636-0300, www.ospreyseakayak.com


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Romance meets relaxation at SpaVana’s Rock Star Couples massage. The 70-minute treatment for two features a hot stone rubdown, which helps to deeply penetrate sore muscles. Floating into each other’s arms afterwards is optional, though recommended. $260. 299 West Main Road, Middletown. 401-2930000, www.spavana.com Sail your worries away with an adult Beginner lesson for two at East Bay Sailing Foundation. Seasoned instructors will teach you the basics during the three-hour course, while you and your S.O. have some significantly quality down time. 101 Poppasquash Road, Bristol. 401-253-0775, www.eastbaysailingfoundation.org

the Adventure Chaser The sun is shining and you just want go, go, go. That’s not a problem dude, because thrilling experiences are at the ready throughout the area. Get pumped up and work up a sweat with these exhilarating races that can be had on foot, land or sea.

make SOme waveS Bored without board? Then head over to island Surf and Sport, where you can rent surfboards, stand up paddleboards and wetsuits by the hour or day. Pros even offer private classes for kids and adults that are wet behind the ears. Surf’s up. Pricing varies. 86 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. 401-846-4421, www.islandsports.com

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Get your adrenaline pumping and learn how to kiteboard this summer

Part windsurfing, part paragliding, kiteboarding is a hybrid watersport perfect for thrill seekers. Though Rhode island kiteboarding School teaches curious and courageous students the art of the sport all year round, summer is the best time to take the leap. $195 for a two-hour lesson. Narragansett Terrace, Riverside. 401-5788968, www.rhodeislandkiteboardingschool.com Cruise around Narragansett Bay on Flyer Catamaran’s unique 57-foot luxurious vessel. Complete with a shaded lounge and full cocktail bar, a two-hour, half-day or full-day excursion really sounds like a breeze. Rates start at $30. 473 Poppasquash Road, Bristol. 401-253-7935, www.flyercatamaran.com get yOuR mOtORS Running Caution: sensory overload ahead. Drag shows, monster trucks, demolition derbies and lots of burnt

rubber are all of part of the spectacle that is Seekonk Speedway. 1710 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk. 508336-9959, www.seekonkspeedway.com Upgrade yourself from spectator to driver at Seekonk grand prix. Bumper cars, bumper boats and go-karts – along with a fully stocked arcade and mini golf course – will definitely accelerate your heartbeat. 1098 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk. 508-336-8307, www.seekonkgrandprix.com Be a tourist in your own backyard by renting a hilariously tiny electric car from Scooter world. Three wheels, yet all fun, the Scoot Coupes can go upwards of 30 miles per hour on the streets of Newport. 9 Christies Landing, Newport. 401-6191349, www.scooterworldri.com

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putting the Fun in RunS Some people run because it makes them feel good. Others do it for the beer. Both types of runners win at the Craft Brew Race, where a challenging 5K on the streets of Newport is immediately followed by a beer festival featuring 20 micro beers. $50 early bird sign-up includes admission to race and festival. July 18. 12pm. Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive, Newport. 401-318-2991, craftbrewraces.com/Newport Show off your patriotism by running a half-marathon at the independence Road Race. Part of Bristol’s Fourth of July extravaganza, the course takes runners through downtown and by the coastline. And remember, you’re not just running for yourself, you’re running for your country. $65 for advance registration. June 28. 6:30am. Independence Park, Bristol. www.july4thbristolri.com Get ready to update your Facebook page with photos of yourself covered with mud when you complete the Samurai Sprint mud Run. Filthy good fun, including an adult 5K and a kids run, is up for grabs (and lots of social media likes) at the ninja warrior inspired race held at Westport Rivers Vineyard. Registration fees vary. June 13. 9am. 417 Hixbridge Road, Westport. www.samuraisprint.com.

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Stylish finds for you and your home

A Little Compton Escape Twenty years ago, a Providencebased couple decided they needed an escape from city life. What they found was a beat-up house in the

middle of nowhere‌ and it was perfect. Read on to find out what made this house a home and why they still adore it.

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An open floor plan and minimal decorating keep this Little Compton home light and airy

A Whimsical Retreat

Rhode Island is an extraordinarily diverse state. Within its 48 miles north to south, and the 37 miles east to west, you can find yourself in the heart of a bustling city, on some of the most striking coastline in New England, or surrounded by the peaceful, bucolic confines of small, charming country towns. Nearly 20 years ago, a busy Providence-based couple decided they were in need of a serene weekend retreat to escape their demanding careers and the hustle and bustle of city life. They also wanted to find a place where their three children could run, play and use their imaginations in a decidedly relaxed, purposely imperfect environment. 26

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An old home bordering Little Compton’s Quicksand Pond and a short walk to the sweeping shores of Goosewing Beach was the idyllic locale. It was surrounded by 20 scenic acres, only the house wasn’t in the best shape. “We bought it and leveled it down to the footprint,” says the homeowner. After a significant renovation project, the family spent summers, weekends, holidays and more in the categorically unfussy home. “It’s an extraordinarily special place,” she says. “It’s out in the middle of no place; no one can see it or even drive by it.” Its remote setting at the end of a dirt road was just the right balance to the busy, increasingly harried lifestyle the family enjoyed on the East Side. It’s

so remote, the homeowner says with a laugh, that before Google Maps, on more than one occasion, delivery folks would call after doing a route and simply say they could not find the address despite multiple attempts. “We wanted a place we could escape to, but could easily get back and forth from Providence,” she explains. They also wanted a place they could “simply sweep the sand out of” that was “nothing fancy.” Little Compton, however, is often associated with all things fancy. Sprawling estates, waterfront views, rolling green lawns and manicured gardens are not uncommon on this tiny peninsula, only the vibe is private, not pompous. Many of the town’s most desirable homes are tucked quietly behind trees

and shrubs (and sometimes, gates). Nightlife is seemingly non-existent while chain stores restaurants are noticeably absent – and that’s exactly the way residents seem to like it. So it came as no surprise when this homeowner’s daughter chose the family property to tie the knot in 2014. As what happens when a milestone event is literally about to unfold in your backyard, the homeowners wanted to make a few updates around the home and property. They turned to Pernilla Frazier, co-owner of Kreatelier on Providence’s Hope Street (her business partner is Line Daems) who specializes in window treatments and interior accents. “Her whimsical style speaks to this house,” says the homeowner. “I

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A family’s Little Compton compound becomes the perfect city escape


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said ‘whatever you want to do.’ She really got how we are – nothing fussy or pretentious. Her style speaks for itself.” The two had met when Pernilla and Line just launched Kreatelier eight years ago and Pernilla brought fresh pieces, soft goods and striking, sometimes unexpected fabrics to the homeowner. “We gradually worked our way through all the rooms and then a new frenzy before the wedding last year,” says Pernilla, who was also familiar with the aesthetic in the homeowner’s Providence dwelling. “Their East Side home is a traditional Victorian with more confined rooms, whereas the Little Compton house has an open flow, no privacy issues and a very relaxed feel,” says

Pernilla. “It is still a very classically elegant home, not modern per se, and some of the decor is traditional. The big difference is the irreverent mix of colors and design that we have added.” And that didn’t mean sourcing all new pieces, Pernilla explains. The designer reupholstered old, dated chairs with colorful and quirky fabrics. Bold, easy to maintain pillows are spread around the house which lends a refreshing, summertime feel without the ubiquitous nautical elements found throughout many coastal homes in the Ocean State. “What has also made the collaboration so unique is the work on [the homeowner’s] vast quilt collection,” says Pernilla. “Over the past eight years

I have restored, revamped, patched, modernized and altered a huge number of vintage quilts, adding to the welcoming feel in every bedroom.” In some cases, like this one, say Pernilla, less can be more. With striking views from seemingly every window, Pernilla knows when to let Mother Nature take center stage. “[That’s] the main reason that we have very few window treatments,” she says with a laugh. The flurry of pre-nuptial activity wasn’t limited to just the indoors either. The family of five cleared a swathe of land on the property to accommodate the reception tent. The wedding, which took place in June of last year, was everything they hoped it would be and more. But it really isn’t a surprise. The

homeowners have been welcoming family and friends at the dreamlike property for years, and love every minute of informal entertaining. Pulling up an extra table and chairs to accommodate guests who perhaps added a few more friends to the mix is still a welcome surprise. Pernilla best describes the ambiance at the homeowner’s Little Compton compound as “easy living.” She says, “The house looks like an old home, but is has all the conveniences of a modern home with mud rooms, ample storage and a well-planned flow.”

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had, an island getaway for some fun and sun would be nice. Until then, a little slice of the Caribbean just opened its doors on Main Street in Warren, in the two-story space formerly known as India. Aruba Steve’s, which has operated in downtown Providence for the last few years, is bringing the party to the East Bay with their second tropical-themed location. Owner Steven Correa has a native’s perspective. He grew up in Curacao, the son of a mother from America and a father from the Netherlands Antilles. After college, he worked in Aruba with his family in the restaurant business. One day, he crossed paths with a “lovely tourist” from New England, and eventually the Caribbean winds swept them up to New England in wedded bliss. As you enter the second level of the building from Main Street, the island palette of blues, oranges and greens momentarily whisk you away from historic New England. TV monitors circle the lounge and bar area, making it a good place to catch unobstructed views of the big game. A large private event room is nearby, on this night occupied by Paint Nite revelers – a monthly, two-hour arts and crafts session where participants can create cocktail-infused masterpieces. Cocktails are front and center, as any island hopper knows, and our

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cheery waitress let us know that all are available in $14 fish bowls. We went for the regular-sized Island Sangria ($7.50) made with passion fruit, and Jessalyn’s Lemonade ($8) made with Smirnoff Citrus Vodka, Pimm’s Blackberry and Elderflower, and green chartreuse. The latter was heavy on the soda water and light on the grapefruit juice. On her recommendation,

we swapped out the Lemonade for a delicious Honey Vodka Mojito ($8.50) made with Spring44 Honey Vodka. We had scoped out the menu online in advance, and it teased us with a bountiful trailer of Baby Back Ribs, Fajitas, Chimichurri Hanger Steak and Paella. The menu we were presented was much slimmer, with a half dozen or so pizzas and a couple of entrees; we later found out that the upstairs bar menu is different from the downstairs restaurant version. We started with the Chicken Satay ($5) – five skewers of chicken breast marinated and grilled over an open flame, then basted with peanut sauce. Additional appetizer options on the bar menu included Nachos and Mussels, which we would have tackled had we not picked sizable entrees. There is an assortment of creative pizzas on the bar menu, including Pulled Pork, Cheeseburger and Shrimp Scampi. We went with Jambalaya ($13.95), which was topped with shrimp, chicken, spicy chorizo sausage, tomato sauce and mozzarella.

It was a great combination that I’ve never seen anywhere else, and it was just as good as leftovers the next day. We also tried the Pulled Pork Sliders ($10.95), one of Aruba Steve’s signature dishes. Three sliders were filled with slow-cooked pulled pork smothered in house-smoked sauce, then topped with Island Slaw and accompanied by hand-cut French fries on the side – it was a hearty plate of bar food. The last piece of the island puzzle is music, and Aruba Steve’s has it live on a regular basis. The large outdoor patio below Main Street appears to have a stage, so it will be interesting to see what open-air events the summer brings. With some steel drums, a frozen drink and the sound of “Bon Bini,” it might just feel like Aruba.

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hive I’m shimmying and shouldering through the door and around the line to look at the specials board. I basically know what to expect for baked goods and that’s good, because I can only get a peek of cakes in between a sea of pants before I have to give way to a waiter. Contrast this to the Beehive Pantry, the newly opened offshoot on Gooding Avenue. Sited at a small shopping plaza with a large parking lot and steady traffic whizzing by, in comes a mother with baby in hand and child in tow, with the purposeful stride of a mom on a mission. There are the same baked goods, but you can see all of them, and there’s also premade sandwiches and salads to go. Crucially, the woman is out a couple minutes later and on her way home. This is the Beehive for the car crowd – worker bees in weekday mode. I spoke to the queen bee, Jen Cavallaro, owner of the Beehive Café and now the Beehive Pantry, and it becomes clear that this expansion is more a matter of opportunism and business instinct than it is some crafted five-year plan. Jen seems to have a good mix of really knowing her mind, and rolling with the punches. She came to Newport at 25, met her husband and decided to stay. She sold baked goods to restaurants out of a small kitchen in Newport, and then when that started to get too busy and out of hand,

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she took the only logical step: becoming a licensed equestrian massage therapist, of course. When she saw the building for the Beehive eight years ago, she thought “this is a coffee shop,” but even though “it wasn’t the plan” when people wanted more food, she didn’t fight it and instead the Beehive “morphed into more of a restaurant.” Though she just finished spending months refitting the kitchen in the Beehive to speed up service, when she got a call on Thanksgiving from the landlord of a property that used to be the Bristol Bakery that was all set up to bake, she went for it. “It was a bit of

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a gamble, but it felt good.” What Jen was betting on with prepared foods outside of the pedestrian downtown seemed to already be starting to pan out, even just a couple days after opening. There has already been a “steady stream” of customers, and I bore witness to this as folks, like the harried mother, were dashing in at the end of their day. A testament to the different little worlds of Bristol, Jen says she’s already had local customers who are not aware of the original location. The space has had another benefit: with far more space for baking and better equipment, Jen has been able to move all baking operations over to the Pantry. This has forged a permanent peace accord between the once elbowing cooks and bakers, but the larger space also means more goodies for customers. The Beehive always made its own bread, but with increased space, the Pantry can now sell it whole. There will also be more cookies, gluten free offerings and eight-inch cakes for sale. “People used to come in and ask for eight scones at the Beehive,” and they just couldn’t do it, but there’s plenty of scones at the Pantry. While convenience is the name of the game, the Beehive Pantry will share the same commitment to quality local ingredients. Jen is proud to source fresh and local from

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i understand your mother started Quito’s in 1954; what’s the story of your journey to becoming the chef and owner? My mother ran a little eatery and takeout business here. She had three or four booths with a limited menu, like spaghetti and meatballs, clam cakes, fish and chips and fried clams. I lived in Maine for ten years and was working for the Weathervane restaurant in Kittery. I came back in ‘92 and made [the restaurant] a lot bigger. I always thought it was a nice location here and would be an ideal space for a little restaurant. I started off with a few tables in the front and expanded the menu. One of my buddies came in and helped me out. When he left about five years ago, I had to take over the reins and step it up.

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There are four ingredients everyone should have in their kitchen: salt, pepper, olive oil and garlic. Those four ingredients are my bible. You can make anything with them, any kind of dish – pasta, steak, chicken – you name it. I have those on hand at all times. And tomatoes. You have to have tomatoes, too. Quito’s is well known for their fresh seafood and italian-style cooking. is there one dish on the menu that really captures both of these concepts? I would say the Seafood Medley with red Mediterranean sauce over pasta. People like that one because it has a little zip to it. The sauce has garlic, tomatoes, Kalamata olives and pepperoncini, and then you have the fresh scallops, shrimp and littlenecks. It’s a very popular dish. What are some menu items one wouldn’t expect to see at Quito’s? [The restaurant] is a clam shack, but we have a lot of nice entrees that are creative and appealing. My daughter Alyssa will come up with these salads with walnuts, candied pecans and cranberries and I’m thinking, “What’re you doing? This is crazy.” But people are into [salads] right now. We try to keep true to the fresh seafood concept here, but [we have] organic chicken and Black Angus beef, too.

now that Quito’s has opened up for the season, are there any changes we can expect to see at the restaurant? We have new menus and new furniture for the patio. We also have new coffee coming in, an espresso machine so we can make cappuccinos, and gelato, which we introduced last year. Our next step is maybe putting a new deck on the roof with a bar and more seating. Once I build the deck, I’m going to remodel the front and make it into more of a retail space, like prepared foods and homemade sauces you can take home, and a bigger selection of gelato. aside from the restaurant, what other ventures do you have up your sleeve? I have a lot going on right now. I’m bottling sauces that will be out [for sale] very soon. I’ve been working closely with the new food incubator in Warren, Hope & Main, and Tito’s Tacos. [There will be] three different sauces: marinara, oil and garlic and a zuppa blend.

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Simone’s Joe simone, former chef/owner of the hit dining spot, The Sunnyside, has set a high bar for Warren’s dining scene with this newly opened restaurant. Simone’s combines simplicity and sophistication to bring you a meal full of ambience, charm and quality cooking. Start your evening off with a round of cocktails and something from the “Snacks” menu: Baked Oysters, Prosciutto Pizza and more. Smaller, first-course dishes include mussels finished with creme fraiche, handmade house pasta and Eggplant Sformato. For your entree, consider the Wood Grilled Lobster with “spiked olive oil” or the tender Baffoni chicken grilled “under a brick.” Other selections include Long Island duck breast with black grapes, Native Cod Roast and an innovative quinoa and tahini dish.

Breakfast and brunch guests are in for a treat. Fans who remember Chef Simone’s Sunnyside days rave about dishes like the Griddle Omelet, Baked Portuguese French Toast and Wood Grilled Steak and Eggs. The lunch menu offers creative takes on familiar dishes: Chorizo Hash, Jonah Crab Cakes and the classic Simone’s Blackbird Farm Burger. Long-time customers will welcome Simone’s trademark charm at the open kitchen, where guests at the bar can watch expert chefs at their art. Simone also hosts cooking classes, where guests enjoy a wine tasting and cooking demonstrations, as well as a wine dinner series. Simone’s prides itself on its rustic yet refined dining. It has polished every detail of the dining experience, so you leave with two things: a delighted palate and good memories.

Can’t Miss Dish: The Mediterranean Breakfast – two olive oil basted eggs, marinated tomatoes and wood-grilled bread

275 Child Street, Warren • 401-247-1200

Simone’s

10 Prime steak & sushi Gourmet steaks and sushi. 55 Pine St, Providence, 4532333. ld $$$

Breachway Grill Classic New England fare, plus NY-style pizza. 1 Charlestown Beach Rd, Charlestown, 213-6615. ld $$

dragon Palace Fresh sushi and Asian cuisine. 733 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, 789-2308. ld $-$$

2 Pauls’ City Grille Comfort food with a family feel. 315 Waterman Ave, East Providence, 228-7285. Brld $-$$

CaV Eclectic cuisine and art in a historic setting. 14 Imperial Place, Providence, 751-9164. Brld $$-$$$

eleven forty nine City sophistication in the suburbs. 1149 Division St, Warwick, 884-1149. ld $$$

andreas Authentic Greek food since 1966. 268 Thayer St, Providence, 3317879. Brld $-$$

Centro restaurant & lounge Contemporary cuisine and cocktails. 1 W Exchange St, Providence, 228-6802. Bld $$$

enn Japanese Creative sushi and Japanese food. 600 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, 333-0366. ld $$

aspire seasonal Kitchen Contemporary New England fare. 311 Westminster St, Providence, 521-3333. BBrld $$-$$$

Chapel Grille Gourmet food overlooking the Providence skyline. 100 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, 944-4900. Brld $$$

fieldstones Relaxed family setting, something for everyone. 980 E Main Rd, Portsmouth, 293-5200. ld $$

laurel lane Country Club Upscale pub cuisine overlooking a picturesque golf course. 309 Laurel Lane, West Kingston, 783-3844. ld $ - $$

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails Tapas and eclectic cuisine and cocktails. 378 Main St, East Greenwich, 398-8855. Brld $$$

Clean Plate Delicious comfort food in a casual setting. 345 S. Water St, Providence, 621-8888. BBrld $$

flatbread Company Artisanal pizza, local ingredients. 161 Cushing St, Providence, 273-2737. ld $-$$

lim’s restaurant Upscale Thai and fresh sushi. 18 South Angell St, Providence, 383-8830. ld $$

Black Bass Grille Classic seafood, historic waterfront setting. 3 Water St, South Dartmouth, MA, 508-999-6975. ld $$

deWolf tavern Gourmet American/ Indian fusion. 259 Thames St, Bristol, 254-2005. Bld $$-$$$

lobster Pot Serving traditional New England classics and seafood. 119 Hope St, Bristol, 253-9100. Brld $$-$$$

Bluewater Bar + Grill Contemporary seafood with farm-to-table cuisine. 32 Barton Ave, Barrington, 247-0017 ld $-$$

diMare seafood Fresh seafood restaurant and market. 2706 South County Trail, East Greenwich, 885-8100. ld $$-$$$

iggy’s doughboys & Chowder house Classic clam shack fare, plus famous doughboys. 889 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, 737-9459; 1157 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, 783-5608. ld $

Kartabar Mediterranean-style cuisine, chic setting. 284 Thayer St, Providence, 331-8111. ld $-$$ KitchenBar Contemporary comfort cuisine. 771 Hope St, Providence, 3314100. Brld $$

luxe Burger Bar Build your own creative burger. 5 Memorial Blvd, Providence, 621-5893. ld $

Key: B breakfast Br brunch L lunch D dinner $ under 10 $$ 10–20 $$$ 20+

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Julian’s A must taste Providence staple

celebrating 20 years. 318 Broadway, Providence, 861-1770. BBrld $$


Mariner Grille Creative seafood, pub atmosphere. 140 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, 284-3282. ld $$

Parkside rotisserie & Bar American bistro specializing in rotisserie meats. 76 South Main St, Providence, 331-0003. ld $-$$

McBlarney’s County tap Modern, upscale pub with daily specials. 632 Metacom Ave, Warren, 289-0887. ld $$

Pavilion steakhouse & Banquets Grand, banquet-hall style dining. 15A Frontier Rd, Hopkinton, 377-9900. Brld $$$

siena Impeccable Italian cuisine. Locations in Providence, East Greenwich, Smithfield. d $$-$$$

Phil’s Main street Grille Classic comfort food; great rooftop patio. 323 Main St, Wakefield, 783-4073. BBrld $

simone’s Gourmet brunch followed by upscale Mediterranean cuisine. 275 Child St, Warren, 247-1200. BBrld $$-$$$

PJ’s Pub Mediterranean-influenced pub food. 135 Boone St, Narragansett, 7893200. ld $-$$

t’s restaurant Plentiful breakfast and lunch. Locations in Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, 946-5900. Bl $

Portsmouth Publick house Gourmet pub food with a variety of spirit flights. 1 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, 682-2600. Brld $-$$

tara’s tipperary tavern Oceanside IrishAmerican pub fare. 907 Matunuck Beach Rd, Matunuck, 284-1901. Bld $

McBride’s Pub Traditional Irish pub fare in Wayland Square. 161 Wayland Ave, Providence, 751-3000. ld $$ Meeting street Cafe Huge sandwiches and cookies. 220 Meeting St, Providence, 273-0166. Bld $ Mews tavern Family dining, with a whiskey bar. 456 Main St, Wakefield, 7839370. ld $-$$ Mia’s Prime time Café Upscale café cuisine by the Pawcatuck River. 1 West Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT, 860-599-3840. Bld $$ Mile & a Quarter Eclectic cuisine and wine bar. 334 South Water St, Providence, 331-1500. ld $-$$ Mill’s tavern Historic setting for New American gourmet. 101 N Main St, Providence, 272-3331. d $$$ nonni’s italian restaurant Traditional Italian eatery and pasta shop. 1154 Stafford Rd, Tiverton, 624-3087. ld $$ oceanside at the Pier New England fare overlooking the Atlantic. 1 Beach St, Narragansett, 792-3999. Brld $$ Paragon & Viva Contemporary dining and nightlife. 234 Thayer St, Providence, 331-6200. Brld $-$$

Public Kitchen & Bar American food with changing daily inspirations. 120 Francis St, Providence, 919-5050. Brld $-$$ rasa Authentic and contemporary Indian. 149 Main St, East Greenwich, 3982822. ld $$ rasoi Vegetarian-friendly Indian cuisine. 727 East Ave, Pawtucket, 728-5500. ld $$ red stripe Casual French-American bistro. 465 Angell St, Providence, 437-6950. Brld $$ rick’s roadhouse House-smoked barbecue. 370 Richmond St, Providence, 2727675. ld $-$$ scampi Seafood and Italian cuisine with expansive water views. 657 Park Ave,

Portsmouth, 293-5844. ld $$ seasons Fine dining at the Ocean House. 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, 584-7000. Bld $$$

tavern by the sea Waterfront European/ American bistro. 16 W Main St, Wickford, 294-5771. ld $$ the Coast Guard house Modern New England fare with Bay views. 40 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, 789-0700. ld $$-$$$ the dorrance Fine dining with exquisite cocktails. 60 Dorrance St, Providence, 521-6000. d $$$

the twisted Vine Romantic wine bar with tapas and full meals. 3 Canal St, Westerly, 596-4600. d $$ the Village Casual dining and live entertainment. 373 Richmond St, Providence, 228-7222. Brld $$ trinity Brewhouse Rhode Island’s original brewpub. 186 Fountain St, Providence, 453-2337. ld $-$$ UMelt Fun twists on grilled cheese. Providence and Kingston, 383-6732. ld $ Vetrano’s ristorante & Pizzeria Italian cooking like grandma made. 130 Granite St, Westerly, 348-5050. ld $$ Vittoria’s nY Pizza Best pizza north of Manhattan. 224 Post Rd, Westerly, 3221901. ld $-$$ Waterman Grille Riverfront New American dining. 4 Richmond Sq, Providence, 521-9229. Bld $$$ Wes’ rib house Missouri-style BBQ, open late. 38 Dike St, Providence, 4219090. ld $$

the Malted Barley Gourmet pretzels and craft brews. 42 High St, Westerly, 315-2184. $

Whiskey republic Delicious dockside pub fare. 515 South Water St, Providence, 588-5158. ld $-$$

the restaurant at Weekapaug inn Quintessential New England fare. 25 Spray Rock Rd, Westerly, 322-0301. Bld $$$

xo Cafe Creative cocktails and New American fare. 125 N Main St, Providence, 273-9090. Brd $$

the sea Goose Seafood with New England and Southern flair. 265 Post Rd, Westerly, 315-0788. ld $$-$$$

Zooma trattoria Fresh Italian cuisine using house-made pasta. 245 Atwells Ave, Providence, 383-2002. ld $$

Worth The Drive:

The Restaurant at Weekapaug Inn serving quintessential New England fare with a seaside view, The Weekapaug Inn is the perfect spot for an intimate, memorable meal with the family. Guests might dine on the stone patio and enjoy the sea breeze, or select a table inside near our wood-burning fireplace. We serve farm-to-table food made from the freshest local produce and seafood with a customized menu that changes with the flavors of the season. Enjoy expertly prepared omelets and pancakes for breakfast, and for lunch sample the signature Grilled

Meatloaf with truffled pomme frites. The elegant, locally inspired dinner menu includes local Matunuck oysters and handcrafted pastas. Though the menu shifts year-round to highlight each season’s freshest ingredients, the menu features a full lineup of locally sourced ingredients like Point Judith yellowfin tuna, Georges Bank scallops and Long Island duck. Views of the ocean; sounds of the fireplace; flavors of the land, sky and sea. Let this meal become a dining experience you won’t soon forget.

Can’t Miss Dish: Whatever is fresh from the local waters, whether it’s Matunuck oysters, Point Judith tuna, Rhode Island fluke or anything else fresh off the boat. The Restaurant at Weekapaug Inn

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Gallery

The Newport Flower Show returns June 19-21

Celebrate Summer 1.

June 19-21: The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom and you need to stop and smell the roses. Rosecliff Mansion hosts the three-day Newport Flower Show featuring an opening night party on Friday evening from 6-9pm. The mansion and grounds will be open both morning and afternoon all weekend long. Learn from the masters at a lecture, enjoy a champagne and jazz brunch and roam the fragrant, dazzling garden displays. 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 401-847-1000. www.newportmansions.org.

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June 14: Don’t miss Barrington’s first ever Art Festival to be held on the grounds of the historic Town Hall. In addition to shopping for art, participants will enjoy live music, food trucks, children’s activities, ample parking and more. 10am-5pm. 401-247-1900, www.barrington.ri.gov.

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June 20: The 4th Annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate event is back. Enjoy samples from all 10 of the Coastal Wine Trail wineries plus eats including chocolate, cheese, honey, bread and more. $25 in advance; $40 at door. 200 Pine Hill Road, Westport. 401-8473777. www.coastalwinetrail.com.

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June 28: Get in shape for the Fourth of July with the Independence Rhode Race, a half marathon beginning and ending at Bristol’s Independence Park. After the race, runners and fans will enjoy a waterfront concert featuring Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. www.rhoderaces.com.

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June 25: Amy and the Engine will perform at Sakonnet Vineyard as part of the Summer Concert Series, presented by Alex and Ani. Ticket price includes half-price wine tastings. Carolyn’s Café will be serving food. $10 per carload. 6-8pm. 162 West Main Road, Little Compton. 401635-8486, www.sakonnetwine.com.

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Gallery Calendar by Erin Balsa

June June 1-30: The Rogers Free Library dares kids to read books and win prizes all summer long through its Summer Reading Program. Come to the Children’s Room Mondays for Cartoonagrams and Tuesdays for Power Up Crafts, with guest performers showing up all week. Schedule available online. Free. 9am-12pm. 525 Hope Street, Bristol. 401253-5270, www.rogersfreelibrary.org. June 2: All are welcome to the Tuesday Night Open Mic at Sandywoods Farm. It doesn’t matter whether you play an instrument, sing, read poetry or do spoken word, there’s an audience waiting for whatever talent you bring. Free. 7-10pm. 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 401816-0802, www.sandywoodsmusic.com. June 2-30: Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Great! Head to Wally’s Tap House every Tuesday night for Stump! Trivia to prove it. Winning teams go home with prizes so be sure to bring your smartest friends. 8pm. 13 Crandall Road, Tiverton. 401-624-1212, www.stumptrivia.com. June 2-30: You’re never too old to get fit. Join the Little Compton Community Center for Senior Fitness each Tuesday. This functional fitness class is taught by Debbie Gagnon and will help seniors build muscle to perform daily activities of living. $5. 11am-12pm. 34 Commons, Little Compton. 401-635-2400, www.lccenter.com. June 3-24: Buzzards Bay Brewing’s Tap Room is open year round. Stop by on a Wednesday after work for Dart Night. Two-person teams will play elimination games, all while drinking great local beer. Come solo or with a friend. $5. 5-7:45pm. 98 Horseneck Road, Westport. 508-6362288, www.buzzardsbrew.com. June 3-28: The Dedee Shattuck Gallery announces the Stillness and Motion exhibit, open all month. Photographer Andrew Nixon transforms still

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images of animals into motion through painting, making you rethink both painting and photography. Free. 865 Main Road, Westport. 508-636-4177, www. dedeeshattuckgallery.com. June 4-25: On Thursdays, Barrington Books hosts a Children’s Story Hour with Miss Alyisha followed by craft time in its charming children’s section. Miss Alyisha reads several theme-related story and picture books geared toward pre-schoolers. Free. 10am. 184 County Road, Barrington. 401245-7925, www.barringtonbooks.com. June 5-28: 2nd Story Theatre presents Venus in Fur by David Ives in its DownStage theatre. This dark comedy centers around a harried director who is desperate to cast his play, Venus in Fur, a stage adaptation of a sadomasochistic tale. Please note that DownStage plays tend to be edgy; this production is suited for adults only. 28 Market Street, Warren. 401247-4200, www.2ndstorytheatre.com. June 5-26: Drop by The Coffee Depot in Warren on a Friday night for Open Mic Night. Try your hand on stage or just relax with a coffee and a snack while listening to some talented local performers. Because you need a break from the same old bar scene. Free. 7-10pm. 501 Main Street, Warren. 401-608-2553. June 5-27: Head to Newport’s Firehouse Theatre every Friday and Saturday night for Comedy Improv with the Bit Players featuring improvisation with games and audience involvement. Reservations suggested. $15-$18. 8pm Friday & Saturday; 10pm Saturday. 4 Equality Park Place, Newport. 401849-3473, www.bitplayers.net. June 6: With the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness behind us, there’s still a chance to watch the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the American Triple Crown. Catch it in style at Castle Hill Inn with classic Derby fare served by the hotel’s culinary team. 590 Ocean Drive, Newport. 888466-1355, www.castlehillinn.com. June 6: It’s the first Saturday of the month, which means it’s Citizens Bank Foundation Free Family Fun

June 6: The Mount Hope Farmers Market is moving out of the barn for summer. Kick off the transition with the farm’s annual sheep shearing event. Afterwards, load up on groceries, enjoy food tastings and live music, and then walk the grounds. 9am-1pm. 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol. 401-245-1745, www.mounthopefarm.org. Day at the Audubon Environmental Education Center. Enjoy crafts, nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more! Activities are geared for all ages. Free. 9am-5pm. 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. 401-245-7500, www.asri.org. June 6: The Narrows Center for the Arts hosts an Opening Reception for Fall River Portraits, a photography exhibition featuring images by local high school and college students. The show is a sequel to 2014’s Fall River Portraits and is on view through July. 1-3pm. 16 Anawan Street, Fall River MA. 508-324-1926, www.narrowscenter.org. June 6-27: Greenvale Vineyards gets even more awesome in the summer. Visit once per weekend for Jazz Saturdays featuring live jazz music at the winery. Grab a glass of wine and bring snacks and a picnic basket. Go online for a schedule of performers. 1-4pm. 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. 401847-3777, www.greenvale.com. June 11: Take a one-hour Guided Walking Art Tour through Newport courtesy of The Newport Gallery Organization. Follow your artist guide Rosemary Kavanagh up Bellevue Avenue at 5pm, Spring Street at 6pm or through the streets of downtown at 7pm. Free. 5-8pm. www.newportgalleries.org.

June 11: Meet in Blithwold Mansion’s Carriage House to discuss sunset and low-light camera techniques at the Summer Solstice & Blithewold Gardens: A Photography Workshop with Jan Armor event. Then move outside to photograph the sunset and continue to shoot into the night. $55-$65. 5-9pm. www.blithewold.org. June 18: Hum to your favorite hits as they’re revamped with a modern flair at Concerts by the Sea’s From Popular Songs to Art Songs at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. This family-friendly event celebrates the musical styles of local artists on the second Saturday of each month. 6:30pm, $20 adults, $10 children under 18 at the door. 182 Willow Avenue, Little Compton. 401635-2452, standrewslc.org/concerts. June 19: Don’t miss the opening night of this year’s Sunset Music Series at Westport Rivers. Enjoy a live performance by Rebecca Correia as well as a glass of estate-grown wine by sunset. Bring your own food and corkscrew! $10-$15 per carload. 6-8pm. 417 Hixbridge Road, Westport. 508-636-3423, www.westportrivers.com. June 21: Pull up a chair and take a seat on the back deck of the Audubon Environmental Education center for Bird Banding, a hands-on demonstration in

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June 1-29: Mondays bring the weekly Kundalini Yoga class to Sandywoods Farm featuring instructor Deb Brown (Ravijeet Kaur). All levels of fitness are welcome to participate. Classes are held in the yellow building. $10. 9:3011am. 73 Muse Way, Tiverton. 401-2156328, www.sandywoodsfarm.org.


Gallery continued... which participants will help experts catch, identify, band and release birds. $4-$12. 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. 401949-5454, www.asri.org. June 21: Treat Dad this father’s day to a modern art experience in a gallery surrounded by meadows and forests. The Dedee Shattuck Gallery will hold its Father’s Day Celebration with a tie-dye event and the Fancheezical Food Truck. Free. 5-7pm. 865 Main Road, Westport. 508-6364177, www.dedeeshattuckgallery.com. June 21: Heads up, Yoga fans and enthusiasts! The Bristol Summer Yoga Fest kicks off in Colt State Park this month with a schedule full of family-friendly activities, like a Bikram yoga class, a kids yoga class, an all-levels class and a potluck social. Free. 1pm-5pm. RI-144, Bristol. 401217-9010, www.bristolyogastudio.com. June 23-30: Look out, kids! The Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure is coming to local libraries with story time and up-close, interactive animal fun. Educational entertainment for all ages. Free. Locations in West Warwick, North Kingstown and Newport. www.olis.ri.gov/services/srp/ June 25: View the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the US at the Green Animals Tour and Topiary

Workshop. Tour 80 topiary pieces with horticulturist Dan Christina before enjoying a pruning demo. Refreshments included. $35-$40. 10am-noon. 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth. www.newportmansions.org. June 26-27: Support special education in Rhode Island by attending Fishing For A Cause, a weekend-long catch and release charity tournament complete with cash prizes and a Seaside Dinner on Saturday. $250 per entrant. Fishing from Friday, 12am to Saturday, 4pm. Cape Cod to Block Island. 508996-3391, www.fishing4acause.org. June 27: Join in a continent-wide science experiment, the North American Butterfly Association’s Annual Survey of Butterflies. Spend two hours searching for the beautiful winged creatures at the Audubon Environmental Education Center. Registration required. Ages 10 and up. Free. $5 donation appreciated. 10am-12pm. 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. 401-949-5454, www.asri.org. June 27: Children of all ages will enjoy soaking up the summer sun during Eco-stories and Art. Participants are invited to spread a blanket on the grass and enjoy an outdoor nature story before creating a unique craft. Free. $3 materials fee. 11am12pm. 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. 401949-5454, www.asri.org.

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June 7: The Norman Bird Sanctuary presents its popular NBS Behind the Scenes Tour: Rabbit Edition. Learn all about domesticated rabbits, pick fresh food from the greenhouse and get a chance to meet the resident bunnies. $10-$12, 1:30-3:30pm. 583 3rd Beach Road, Middletown. 401846-2577, www.normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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Gallery On Stage

by Mike Sullivan

Bristol-based band Rendition

Good Vibrations

Rendition puts an acoustic spin on iconic jams for RWU’s alumni weekend Thomas Wolfe said you can’t go home again, but you can definitely go back to college. Even though Bristol-based band Rendition didn’t technically go to Roger Williams University, the home of the Hawks will host the musical group during alumni weekend June 12-14. Rendition is a self-described “acoustic journey through electric hits” band, performing unplugged versions of famous songs sans electricity. Renowned musicians hold that they know a song is strong when it sounds good performed on an acoustic guitar, in its bare and raw form. Rendition’s covers of Pearl Jam’s “Black,” U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” and Hall & Oates “Sara Smile” strip the songs to their core and show just how strongly they hold up (and are available for listening on their Facebook page.) “All of us through the years have played in many electric groups,” lead singer/guitarist Dean DePalma says. “Eric Leffingwell (Bass-Vocals) and Eric Komiega (Percussion-Vocals) also double as the rhythm section for local favorites Band of Brothers. I had 46

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been wanting to do something like this for a long time, a stripped down yet big sounding small group; something unique and it came together easier than I could have ever hoped. Plus, we’re all long-time friends, not just bandmates.” In 2011, they decided to take their acoustic experiment in front of audiences, mixing their various influences in an unplugged setting. “We as a group have some common interests,” Dean says. “The Beatles are definitely one that stands out, but the diversity in musical taste from each of us always keeps new song suggestions interesting and challenging for sure.” Whether a musician performs covers or originals, the most important thing is that they have a creative outlet to express themselves. Within a cover band, you have two options: to try and capture a song’s original sound, or to add your own flavor to it (311 covering The Cure’s “Love Song,” Johnny Cash doing NIN’s “Hurt,” etc.). Rendition opts for the latter. “It’s all cover material, but not paint by the numbers so to speak,” Dean says. “We put our own spin on things.” Beyond the alumni show, Rendition

is keeping busy. “One of our favorite shows is the Bristol 4th of July Concert series, which we’ll be playing alongside Band of Brothers on Father’s Day Sunday June 21,” Dean says. “It’s our 3rd consecutive year and a huge honor always. “We aren’t RWU alumni, but some of us do have relatives that have attended or work for RWU,” he says. Roger Williams holds their alumni weekend annually and in addition to entertainment it includes shopping (time to throw out that old stained hoodie and get a new one), reunion socials and food... Oh, the food. There will be plenty of food events to satisfy us all, including a clam cakes and chowdah reception, a steak and lobster dinner and a beer and wine tasting (now if that doesn’t take you back to college days...). On Saturday at midnight, there’s even a late night pizza party. And then on the last morning, there’s an alumni breakfast. Accommodations are made available to alumni; the new North Campus Residence Hall has 350 beds, and the college is offering lodging experiences ranging from room-mating to

private stays. The building has both suites and apartments, and alumni are offered the chance to see how much dorm life has changed since they attended. In addition to all this they’re holding several community events, such as a golf tournament, a Clean the Bay service project and even a campus scavenger hunt, because you want to find what’s hidden in the dark corners of college dorms. Even if you didn’t attend RWU, you can get in a collegiate spirit while celebrating the best of the Bay – and Rendition will provide the perfect soundtrack for which to do so.

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by Carmen Tilleli

The Art of Island Hoppin’

2015

Gallery Artistry

4th A n n u a l S e a s o n

Jessica Pisano’s paintings evoke the spirit of Newport and the Vineyard

Photo courtesy of Michael Eudenbach

Jessica Pisano has enjoyed extraordinary commissions for her work; they hang in some galleries like golden leaves. But her most wonderful commission involves a tree. The arbor in question was located on the childhood property of a client. Her parents had to relocate and they were saddened by the fact that they would have to leave their stately oak. “I came to find out that birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all other family celebrations took place under that large oak. So, it was a pleasure to recreate that tree and capture its essence in a painting that they could look at every day in their new home,” says Jessica. Jessica is an island hopper. She grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and now lives in Newport. The aesthetic beauty of the Vineyard gave her endless inspiration and has supported her artwork as well, with the strong arts community providing endless encouragement. “As an aspiring young artist, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow up in such an amazing place that both fosters and supports the arts. As an artist now, I continually pull inspiration from the Vineyard landscape. Equally, I create a lot of paintings inspired by Rhode Island’s shoreline,” adds Jessica. She loves Newport only a tad less than her husband, Michael, who brought her to the island. “I used to own an art gallery on the Vineyard years ago and I met my husband through the gallery. He was one of the photographers that we represented (www.michealeudenbach.com). Moving to Newport wasn’t a huge culture shock. There are so many similarities between the Vineyard and Newport, which made the move an easy one. The Newport season, however, seems to outlive the Vineyard’s by a few months, which is nice,” she says. A third fantastic village completed her influences. While studying art in Florence, Italy, Jessica learned to use the traditional technique of the Old Masters; where oil paint is applied in many translucent layers, waiting for one layer to dry before applying the next. “Using this technique creates an overall radiance and a rich appearance to the

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October 22 paintings. As a contrast, I also employ contemporary techniques where paint is applied in a more loose, experimental and intuitive manner. The combination of these two techniques builds depth and solidity,” she says. Her technique stems from many years of art study and experimentation. Her materials include acrylic, oil, silver and gold leaf. She also incorporates a handmade paste made from marble for a subtle textural effect. The silver and gold leaf adds a unique luminous quality to the work. “When light hits the surface of the painting it reflects off the leaf and emits a soft glow. As the natural light changes throughout the day so does the reflective surface of the painting. The gold and silver is really beautiful in person. I learned how to gild in Italy while I was there studying art back in 1997,” says Jessica. She revels in Old Masters like Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Botticelli for their attention to detail and use of fine oil glazes, and admires the work of artists like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele for their bold and abstract ways of depicting a subject. “I also really love the work of Andy Goldsworthy for his use of nature as his canvas. I don’t think I emulate any particular artist. I strive to tell my own story,” adds Jessica. Her artistic statement makes nature a

concert: “If you look closely in nature, there’s a dance in every tree, a song within every grassy field and a story behind each ocean wave – countless gestures and poses in nature’s landscape; ever-changing yet timeless – inspiring me to capture these moments through painting.” She strives to extend her layered painting motion into the very scape of the work itself. “Every tree that I choose to paint has an interesting shape, sway or a bend to it. I’m drawn to that gesture of the tree because it gives the appearance as if the tree is in movement… like its dancing,” she says. “With a landscape I’ll paint in plain air, and the grassy fields, when hit by that certain kind of light, reminds me of a beautiful song.” But the oldest painting in her family’s home isn’t by an Old Master or a brilliant elder contemporary. It’s her first major work: a crude version of her now mastered technique, layered in multi-colored blobs. “Yes, I still have a finger painting that I did when I was two years old. My mom had it framed. I have been painting ever since.”

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Sipping on Summertime What would summer barbecues, baseball games and late afternoon walks along the coast be without an ice cold beer? It takes a barley genius to craft the perfect pint and, lucky for us, Rhody is home to many. We sampled summer ales from five local breweries and man, are we proud. Pop a glass in the freezer and prepare to sip on these all season long.

Whaler’s Brewing Company Ginger Wheat Beer Atypical from your usual summer beer, this super light, subtly ginger-flavored brew would make the perfect “beer-mosa.” Dominated by spice and citrus, this wheat ale posses a bright zesty flavor that’s “straight up delish.” Infused with orange peel that replaces a normally distinctive wheat flavor, this crisp refreshment is one even non-beer drinkers will enjoy. ABV 6.5%. 1070 Kingstown Road, Wakefield. 401-284-7785, www. whalersbrewing.com

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Narragansett’s Summer Ale ‘Gansett’s perfectly balanced not-too-sour, not-toosweet summer ale would, as one staff member states, “go down like water on a hot summer day.” This light-bodied pale ale has a flavorful profile, yet a mild mouthfeel. A perfect beach brew, this subtly hoppy, blonde draft may be our favorite from the Narragansett bunch. ABV 4.2%. 60 Ship Street, Providence. 401-437-8970, www.narragansettbeer.com

Bucket Brewery’s 33rd Inning Red Rye Lager Bucket’s spring seasonal offers a lighter tasting version of a darker beer, which transitions perfectly into summer. This malty, rich creation has a caramel sweetness and more malt backbone than its lighter sisters. This amber lager is anything but bitter. ABV 5.0%. 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket. 401-7221574, www.bucketbrewery.com

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Newport Storm’s Summer Hefeweizen Exceptionally soft and lightly hoppy, Newport Storm’s Summer Hefeweizen has a smooth, 100% unfiltered finish. Underlying banana esters add a sweet contrast to a naturally lemony aroma that alleviates the “obligatory” lemon wedge garnish. This ale is perfect to beat the humidity. ABV 4.5%. 293 JT Connel Highway, Newport. 401-849-5232, www.newportstorm.com

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It’s only appropriate that this Belgian Wit summer specialty, reminiscent of the country’s white beer, reminds us of a Hoegaarden. With slight hints of orange and coriander, the pronounced yeast characteristic of this easy-to-drink brew pairs perfect with a grilled bratwurst, hot dog or other cookout favorite. ABV 4.0%. 63 Canal Street, Westerly. 401212-7592, www.greysailbrewing.com


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