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Waterfront with dock! Custom 4-5 bedroom home set on 1.24 private acres on Pt. Judith Pond. Over 3200 sq. ft. of quality craftsmanship. Gourmet granite/ stainless kitchen, 1st floor master suite. Agent owned. $2.2 million



Luxurious living in desirable Anawan Cliffs. Ocean views from every level of this spacious home with amenities galore. Gourmet kitchen, master suite with sitting room and hot tub. Gorgeous landscaping on 1+ acre lot. $1,450,000 Kathy, ext. 114



Architecturally dramatic home set on 2 private, beautifully landscaped acres in private association. This impeccable home offers indoor and outdoor living with spacious decks and screened porch. 125’ frontage on pond. $1,199,000 Kathy, ext. 114


Magnificent condo on the beach! Granite, stainless, hardwoods, plasma TV’s, surround sound, central air, alarm. Sunsets, sand, dunes, and surf await you in this gated community. Ideal getaway or live in year round. $449,000 Marnee, ext. 109

Four bedroom, 2 bath home in popular seaside community. Newly painted, new carpets. Clean, bright home with plenty of room. Enjoy summers at the beach or live there year round. $429,900 Shirley, ext. 124

Gracious 4 bed colonial located on cul de sac adjacent to protected space. Mature landscaping, hardwoods, formal dining room, master suite. Three decks for outdoor living and entertaining. Lovingly cared for home. $410,000 Marnee, ext. 109




Enjoy the pristine condition and maintenance of this one owner home. Central air, dining room and dining area with sliders overlooking open space, large master suite. Newly refinished hardwoods, new carpets. Move right in! $349,900 Nanci, ext. 123

Mint condition single level condo located on the second floor offers distant ocean views. Open living and dining with vaulted ceilings. Both the master bedroom and the 2nd bedroom have full baths and decks. Walk to beach and restaurants. $319,000 Jack, ext. 102

Updated 3 bedroom ranch on large corner lot in Wickford. Applianced kitchen, attached garage. Great location – walk to village and beach. A little TLC and this home will be a gem. $269,000 Jack, ext. 102

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Contents Photography: (left) Marylou Butler, (right) Melissa Stimpson Photography

JUNE 2011

13 This Month 21 Casting Call Behind the scenes at Theatre By the Sea

27 Summer Adventures Have fun this season by land or by sea (or even sky)

Every Month

43 37 So Stylish Summer comes to Salt Pond 38 What’s In Store 43 Lifestyle 48 Tastemaker

47 So Delicious The freshest catch in North Kingstown 49 Foodie Journal 50 Tastemaker 53 Review 55 Dining Guide

63 So Entertaining Summer takes off at the RI Air Show 64 Calendar 66 On Stage 69 Art View

76 So Approved 10 Letters

13 So Happening Narragansett’s got a new ride

An essential summer food

On the Cover: Photography by Tiffany Axtmann

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esembling the silver light of the full Moon, ancient people believed Moonstones were actual rays of moonlight that had solidified, and that the shimmering light was held suspended within the stone. Due to its association with water, Moonstone is said to be protective of those at sea. It is also protective of those that travel at night, and was once called the “Traveler’s Stone”. It was also thought to protect against insanity and any adverse wanderings of the mind. In many cultures, moonstone is strongly associated with love and fidelity. It is a highly prized gift for lovers as it is thought to arouse tender passion. Lovers who possess a moonstone are said to be able to foretell their future life together. One legend is that two people wearing moonstone will fall passionately in love when the moon is high. Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite are all birthstones of the month of June.

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From the Editor After what may have been the longest wait ever (it certainly felt like it, anyway), summer is finally here – and we don’t want you to waste a minute of it. Our annual summer guide is all about adventures: take a hike, enjoy a bike ride, hit the waves… just get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather for as long as we have it. If you’re really willing to go outside your comfort zone, we’ve got some extreme adven-

tures – from kiteboarding to skydiving – to keep you busy and on the edge of your seat this season. If your comfort zone is, shall we say, a bit too confined by the threat of imminent danger for you to be jumping out of any planes, live vicariously through the experiences of the brave souls who are willing to put it all out there for the sake of our entertainment: in our feature, Marylou

Butler goes behind the scenes at this season’s Theatre by the Sea auditions. Some of the faces you see might just end up on stage later this month. Also, make sure to check out our special publication, SO Block Island, in the middle of this magazine. It’s got everything you need to know about the island, whether you’re visiting for a day or a week. Enjoy the season. -Julie

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From Our Readers Keeping It Country I want to thank everyone at So Rhode Island, especially Ashley Graham, for the terrific profile of our store (“Country Strong,” May 2011). Carol’s Country Corner has been in business for 16 years, but people in South County have not been that aware of us. Thanks to advertising in your publication for only two issues, we are attracting customers from Westerly, Exeter and Connecticut. This morning we had two new customers come in. We look forward to a long association with your publication. Carol Pratt Carol’s Country Corner

so pleased to have your magazine on board as a sponsor. Hundreds of people came out to celebrate, and everybody loved toting around their So Rhode Island gift bags. Thanks for all your help! We appreciate all the effort you put into promoting Wickford.

Lori Lyons Beauty and the Bath

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Flowery Praise This year’s Wickford Daffodil Days were a great success, and we were

Correction In last month’s Foodie Journal (“Morning Glory,” May 2011), we erroneously stated that The Pasta Patch in East Greenwich offers pasta for eat-in or take-out. They do not do eat-in.

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NarragaNsett: Oceanfront stone &shingle c.1883 estate on 3.5 acres w/panoramic ocean views, garden pond w/stone bridge, gazebo, 4 beds/3.5 baths. Original gates w/granite arch.$4,400,000. Judy Chace Ext. 7004

NarragaNsett: Oceanfront carriage house built in 1904, presently a single family residence w/ furniture studio/workshop. Private 4.35 acres close to beach.$3,650,000. Claudia Philbrick Ext. 7012

exeter: Gentleman’s farm, spacious home w/ full in-law separate entry. Bounded by trees and stonewalls ,indoor & outdoor arenas & grass turnout. 5 acres not cleared, possible hay field.$995,000. Jen Ruhling Ext. 7011

NarragaNsett: Ocean & beach view 3600 sq ft 7 bed, 2.5 bath condo occupying 3 floors of a landmark Pier Victorian. Wraparound porch, wonderful charm throughout. 2 min. walk to town beach! $965,000. Judy Chace Ext. 7004

North KiNgstowN: 4 bed arts & crafts style home, updated with top of the line kitchen &baths. Steps to private deeded beach. Beautiful panoramic views of Narr bay. $925,000. Claudia Philbrick Ext. 7012

NarragaNsett: Water view contemporary w/ westerly views of Narrow River. Renovated in 2007, open living w/water views from most rooms. Secluded setting from all $849,000. Claudia Philbrick Ext. 7012

CharlestowN: Quonnie East Beach – 3 bed, 3 bath contemporary cottage on double corner lot in private assoc. offering beach with parking, access to coastal ponds & tennis.$685,000. Portfolio Partners Ext. 7104

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Carousel will be joining the go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages and mini-golf at Adventureland in Narragansett this summer. The carousel was made in the United States by Chance Rides of Wichita, Kansas. It is 28 feet wide and includes 1,500 lights. It is a traditional canopied design with elaborate scrollwork and mirrors to reflect the riders. In addition to the beautiful horses, there is an iridescent dragon, a tiger, a penguin and, of all things, an anteater to ride. For those who want a little more action, there is a spinning cup as well. The Kells family, owners of the park, used all South County businesses to help make a home for the carousel. Nancy Leslie of Leslie Architects in Wakefield designed the building housing the attraction. Nate Point of Point Builders was the building contractor. “He had a terrible winter to build and started out six weeks behind

schedule,” Melissa Kells-Burdick notes. “Yet he got the job done ahead of schedule with help from Jedi Electric of Peace Dale, Harris Plumbing and E. F. McGovern landscaping of Narragansett.” Arnold Lumber of Wakefield supplied the building materials, and South County Fence of Narragansett did all the fence and gate work. Burdick’s ice cream, cotton candy, pretzels and carousel t-shirts will be available in the Carousel Pavilion. A seascape mural by local artist Janice Causey of Matunuck will provide the backdrop for children to be photographed in a rowboat. The Blessing of the Carousel grand opening will be held Sunday, June 5 from 1-4pm and will feature popcorn, face painting, balloons and a chance to “name a horse” for the summer 2011 season. Plan ahead for a fun day to welcome the newest attraction to Narragansett. For more information visit –Marylou Butler

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Loyalty Has Its Rewards We all have our favorite local shops and restaurants, and many of us remain loyal customers to them for years on end. It might be that the food is cooked to perfection, there is an attractive cashier who works the morning shift, or that the turkey sandwich is made on the best crunchy bread. What it all comes down to, though, is the money. Something would be inherently appealing about earning a few bucks back with the purchase of my daily iced coffee. If you were told that your loyalty to a particular joint would reward your wallet, wouldn’t you try that place out? What if it was a list of places, and all these rewards

were free with access to a valid credit card? Rhode Island native Angus Davis’ Swipely offers just that. His new company (founded in 2009 and revamped in February of this year) encourages shopping at local merchants in order to gain repeat visits; he does this by creating a middleman that offers incentives, cash back rewards, and loyalty points to credit card-using customers. By signing up online at consumers around the state can learn the benefits of participating. Users can even share their shopping experience on Facebook or Twitter and write reviews. -Christopher Sionni

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Secret Gardens If you enjoy gazing at the blissful blue sea or lush, colorful gardens, then be sure to get your tickets to the Stonington Gardens by the Sea Tour on June 10 and 11 from 10am-4pm. Ten rarely seen gardens in one New England’s most beautiful seaside villages will be open for guests to stroll through, exploring lovely oases of flowers, trees and more. The tour begins with gardens that are home to pink roses

and a cherry tree, leading into the succeeding shrub and rock gardens. Lavender, perennials, hydrangeas, abundant shrubs and bulbs, and a pear and Tamarisk tree will all be on display. Plant guides and Garden Members will be near to answer any questions. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. For more information contact Deborah Kotchen at 860-3334165. –Carlee Carbone


The Natural Choice If you’re a mom looking for purely organic skin products, a cloth diaper service or a baby food delivery service, Mama Earth has what you need: it’s an organic body care company based in South County, a cloth diaper service and, soon, a homemade baby food delivery service all in one. It brings non-toxic, non-polluting cloth diapers to your home for your little ones without the hassle and stress that usually comes with using them. Mama Earth’s starter packages range between $48 and $88, and their weekly service options range between $23 and $30. Their skin products are filled with lots of vitamins and are made and packaged with the support of local

farmers and artisans. These safe and natural treatments are designed to balance the mind, nurture the body and lift the spirit, and are made for all skin types. Use the body wash, moisturizer or shampoo for yourself, or some baby wash for your young one. The newest addition to the Mama Earth empire is an organic baby food delivery service. Just as the milk man comes to your door once a week, Mama Earth will deliver your baby food on Monday and Thursday mornings, made fresh from the fruits and veggies of local organic farmer’s markets. Delivery is $6 per week, $3.50 per jar with a minimum of 10 jars per week. –Chelsea Sherman

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Lace up your running shoes and join the Matthew Siravo Foundation on June 11 for Matty’s Memorial 5K Run, an annual event where adults and kids compete in special races to help raise funds to fight epilepsy. Adults will embark on a certified 5k race route beginning at the URI Kingston campus, while kids will participate in Matty’s Mighty Dash for Epilepsy, a short “dash” for preschool to third grade-level kids. All children receive a medal and a free t-shirt for participating. Adults also receive a t-shirt with registration, and will be treated to a barbecue after the race. Registration will be available at 8am near the entrance to the Keaney gym, while the Mighty Dash and 5k race will be held at 9am and 9:30am, respectively. $20-25 registration, $10 registration for kids; 789-7330, www.

The Potter League for Animals needs teams to make pledges and raise funds for their annual Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals, held on June 5 at Glen Park in Portsmouth. They’ve made fundraising easier than ever with a list of helpful tips for prospective teams, along with First Giving, an online registration and fundraising resource. Teams can register on the site and create a personal page expressing their message and donation goal, and will win prizes based on how much money they’ve raised. Volunteers are also invited to attend the walk, a family- and dog-friendly event with contests, tent activities, refreshments and more. 846-8276,

Get involved in the Relay for Life of South County, the inspirational overnight event held by the American Cancer Society, from June 10-11 at Old Mountain Field in Wakefield. Among the beloved traditions to be held that night include the Survivors’ Lap, a special time for cancer survivors to circle the track together and remember their victories; the emotional Luminaria Ceremony, in which luminaries bearing the names of those touched by cancer are lit while participants walk a lap in silence; and the Fight Back Ceremony, a collective personal pledge to continue fighting against cancer. Walking in the Relay isn’t the only way you can help – volunteers are always needed to collect donations, plan the event, gather sponsors, fill the luminaries, clean up, and much more. 243-2625,

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So Rhode Island was a proud sponsor of Wickford Heels and Wheels, a fun-filled, two-day event. Friday night’s Dinner Dance and Auction raised money for A Wish Come True. On Saturday, families participated in the Antique Car Show and Tailgate Party. Photography by Marylou Butler

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Behind the scenes at Theatre By the Sea’s summer auditions Story and Photography by Marylou Butler The nervous energy sounds like a hum in my ears upon entering the lobby of the Fine Arts Center at URI. The room is full of dancers and actors of all shapes and sizes waiting nervously to to audition for the summer season of Theatre By the Sea in Matunuck. The hopefuls display various ways of coping: some stay in groups with their friends, endlessly stretching their limbs; others are off by themselves, headphones on to block out the hum, knitting, reading, even sleeping. They are all united by one thing: the dream of being on stage. This is just one of the rounds of auditions for TBTS. The producers and directors have already been to the South Eastern Theater Conference, searching not only for on-stage talent, but also for a variety of technical crew and interns. After URI they will head off for two weeks in New York City looking to cast the lead roles. These local auditions bring out mostly college age theater majors who are hoping to impress enough for a big role, but would be thrilled with landing anything. A group of classmates from the Hartt School – the music, dance and theater division at the University of Hartford in Connecticut – got up at 5am this day to take the road trip to Rhode Island for the big chance. For Hannah Spacone of Providence, this is her second time trying out for Theatre By the Sea, making her the veteran of the group. She is

hoping to land the role of Penny in the production of Hairspray. This seems to be the show that most of the people here want to land in. The auditions don’t work that way though. The actors aren’t trying out for specific roles. The decision makers – Producing Artistic Director Aimee Turner (who will direct two of the productions), Managing Producer Joel Kipper and Dance Director Russell Garret – will be on the lookout for the best fit for the roles in all four of this season’s shows at once. Someone who thinks he is the Man of La Mancha may find out that the directors think he is better suited as Vice Principal Douglas Panch in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Everyone attending today seems to have either college or community the-

ater experience, at least. Tom Lavallee of Pawtucket was actually cast last year in A Chorus Line at Theatre By the Sea. This year he hopes to replicate that success by being cast in Hairspray. After auditioning he has to run because he is appearing in a show at the Newport Playhouse the same night. Brittany Santoro of Cranston, a junior at Wagner College in New York, was knitting to pass the waiting time and stay calm. Although she goes to school in New York, she was on vacation break and decided to attend the audition. Jeff Buco, who will be graduating from Rhode Island College this year, has a TV credit as an extra on the new show Body of Proof in addition to his theater experience. The tension rises as the announcement comes for certain singers who al




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Once the group learns the entire routine, Garret returns to the director’s table to watch instead of lead. After a few runs with the entire group, during which Garret offers some tips, the dancers are separated into smaller and smaller groups so everyone gets a good look. “Everyone needs smiles all the time,” reminds Garret. Garret is surprisingly friendly, positive and gentle with his charges. “I went through all that and it’s such a scary thing,” he says. “Dance calls can be terrifying.” Once smaller groups have been seen, everyone is herded back out into the lobby to wait out another decision. The directors start going through the headshots and sharing their observations. Sometimes the decisions are unanimous; other times it comes down to a single advocate pushing for a favorite choice. Dance ability is a huge priority, as is stage presence. There is definitely an “it” factor. Some who have “it” aren’t necessarily the best singers or dancers, but may be capable of improvement in those areas. Others who are spot-on perfect in voice or dance don’t possess the personality to connect with the audience. The singers who are also strong dancers are called back one at a time to sing again for the directors. One of the callbacks sings “I Want to Go to Hollywood”– it is passionate and impressive. Presumably that is the exact sentiment shared by most of the folks attending today; at the very least they want to make it on Broadway. Another singer has to start over because she keeps losing her place. After apologizing several times and blaming nerves, Joel Kipper reassures her by telling her she is in a room full of friends. That is exactly the feeling that Theatre By the Sea gives their patrons: we are in a room full of friends. The shows for the Summer 2011 season are The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, June 3-June 19; The Man of La Mancha, June 24-July 16; Hairspray, July 22-August 13; and The Drowsy Chaperone, August 14-September 4. For tickets and more information, visit the website: SO

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It is on your bucket list, it is conveniently located in Middletown, and it offers an incomparable view of southern Rhode Island. So why not make this the summer you finally face your fears and feel the amazing rush that is skydiving? Skydiving is a one-of-a-kind experience that stays with you for a lifetime – that I can personally attest. I decided to take the faithful jump several years back to celebrate my birthday. At Skydive Newport they make sure all you need to show up with is the guts; no prior knowledge, experience or abilities are needed. The day starts sitting in the parking lot of the airport going back and forth with your friends, wondering whose idea this was in the first place and what drove you to such insanity. Then the conversation turns to whether you should actually go through with it or not, with statements as, “I mean, all we would lose is the deposit, and what’s a deposit when we have our lives, right?” But then you’ll muster the courage, open the car door and take the first steps towards the building, leaving the rest of the group to either find some bravery themselves or be forced to endure chagrin for what could be years to come.

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Strength of mind for Kids. Peace of mind for parents. For Kids, Camp Broad Rock at the South County Y promises new friends, new adventures and often new found confidence. For parents, it promises unwavering peace of mind.


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Excellent Properties for 2011 East Greenwich – Magnificent custom built French country home features incredible architectural detailing, every amenity, stately foyer w/sweeping staircase, 1st floor master suite, walkout finished lower level/in-law suite, heated pool w/cabana that offers a gourmet kitchen, fireplace and hot tub. $2,490,000. Bettina Monaco x 5011

North Kingstown – Looking for that special property that only becomes available once in a generation? This amazing residence is set on 22 acres of park like grounds with beautiful trees, stream, woodlands & the Green River. An historic Colonial with 3500+ sq.ft. of living area, 3-4 beds, 2.5 baths graced by rolling green pastures, a dressage ring, paddock, 3 stall barn and 2 car garage. A beautiful retreat for all seasons. Private yet minutes to everything. $1,300,000 Sally Corbin x 5002

Warwick – Water views from this custom built U-shaped 3 bed, 2.5 bath ranch. Incredible construction of brick & steel in this wonderful open floor plan. Gorgeous updated kitchen, beautiful hardwoods, gas fireplaces. In the center of the home is a beautiful Gunite pool for entertaining. Impeccable condition. A must see! $875,000. Bettina Monaco x 5011

North Kingstown – Historic Cape in Wickford Village on Academy Cove is totally renovated combining charm of yesteryear with today’s conveniences. Amenities include spectacular kitchen, new baths, hardwood floors, sunroom, 3 beds, potential for 1st floor master. Private fenced yard leads to Cove for water access. $650,000. Bettina Monaco x 5011

East Greenwich – This home has it all! 4 beds, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, fabulous master suite, large bright kitchen w/granite, stainless appliances & dining area. Stunning hardwoods, fireplaced living room, office den, formal dining room, family room, 2nd floor laundry, a/c, sprinklers, alarm & more. All on a beautiful landscaped & wooded acre. $639,900 Denise D’Amico x 5010

Warwick - Gorgeous, fully updated home on water in Conimicut. Spectacular water views from most rooms, deck & balcony. Stainless appliances, hardwoods, new windows, silestone. A must see! $625,000 Kelley Morin x 5015

North Kingstown – Custom colonial in Rosewood Estates with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, open floor plan, 9 ft. ceilings, 2 story family room, incredible walkout lower level. Amenities include central air, hardwoods, 2 gas fireplaces, sprinklers, alarm system. This home is set on an acre of land & has great curb appeal. $599,900 Bettina Monaco x 5011

East Greenwich – One level living with finished walkout lower level & full bath that has room for guests & hobbies. First floor has open spacious kitchen, quality stainless appliances, wall of windows overlooking private back yard, family room w/fireplace, 4 season sunroom, 3 beds, 3 baths, newer windows, roof & boiler. Room for expansion. Lots of storage. $399,900 Sally Corbin 5002

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Everything You Need for a Healthy Summer! Local, organic, fresh produce from nearby farms

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So Stylish | What’s In Store By Ashley Graham

Home and Hearth A new family-run kitchen store is cooking in East Greenwich

Open Mon-Sat 9-7, Sun 10-4

577 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield RI 401.789.2445

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Summer Programs for all ages!

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10 RI locations The Little Kitchen Shop is a family affair. Owner Dianne Muzalewski is an accountant by weekday, and a kitchen shop owner by weekend. Her dream is to one day leave the accounting world behind to work at her store full time, but her daughter, Krysten Byrne, runs the store when Dianne can’t be there. It all started with a love for cooking. Since she was a little girl, Dianne has had a passion for being in the kitchen. Her grandmother was always cooking; as a young girl, Dianne was allowed to play and be creative there, and as a result an interest and passion was sparked. She went on to marry a man who also had a passion for cooking and instilled that same passion in their daughter; it has always been something that their family enjoyed together. Feeling like she was spending her whole life behind a computer, Dianne sensed it was time to do something she loved – and it only seemed natural for her to open a kitchen store. Why not open a restaurant? “It isn’t about serving food to people,” Krysten explains. “It’s about getting people into the kitchen.” In this economy, it may be a pinch to go out to eat, but this store teaches people that it can be just as fun, if not more so, to cook at home with the family. “It’s okay if you don’t know how to cook,” Krysten says. “Go off of recipes or read the directions off the side of a macaroni and cheese box, but you can

play in the kitchen. Think outside the box – the possibilities are endless.” True to its name, The Little Kitchen Shop is small, but there is a lot in it. It is home to a little bit of everything: home goods, including hand-carved plates and table settings, and food items, including spices and teas. “This is any foodie’s little heaven,” Krysten says. The large selection of spices and popcorn spices allows customers to buy as little or as much as they would like, so it’s affordable to try small amounts of different things. The loose tea bar allows tea lovers to buy their favorite or a variety. Krysten says that she tries to buy local when she can: “It is important to support your community.” The honey comes from East Greenwich, the tomato sauce is made in South Kingstown on a tomato farm, and the popcorn kernels come from Providence. Even the olive oil has local ties. Although it is not made locally, a Narragansett man distributes it. He receives the Dell’Orto Extra Virgin Olive Oil from his family’s farm in Italy. The benefit to shopping at a small store is the atmosphere, the knowledge and the passion, as well as the customer service. As Krysten says, “We want customers to feel as if you are in your best friend’s kitchen when you walk in.” 176 Main Street, East Greenwich. 8850888,

Photography: Irina Degtyarova

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Beach cover ups to dressy dresses, jewelry and accessories Also large selection of bridal jewelry

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An 1898 Victorian Beach Hotel on the National Historic Register

So Stylish | Tastemaker

By Ashley Graham

Double Duty

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There’s a new guy in town!

Beaches ‘n Cream ... a cool spot Featuring Gifford’s Ice Cream 855 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett 401.789.7200


A time to beNd the Rules

Enjoy a cigar from the Cigar Box A complete selection of fine cigars and tobacco products

792.9309 855 Point Judith Road, Narragansett

Galilee Bait and Tackle Conveniently located in the heart of Galilee, Point Judith Offering a complete line of fresh, live and frozen bait, shaved ice, terminal tackle Clam rake & basket rentals We also offer deep sea fishing charter bookings 2 State St., Narragansett 783-1719

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You own The Green Door, your shop, and The Green Door At Home, your interior design studio. What is your inspiration, and how do the two interact? I have always loved retail. I first started out in fashion as a Seventeen Magazine fashion board member for a local department store in my hometown in Iowa when I was 15. Having a background in art and interior design is wonderful, as it aids me every time merchandise arrives and I need to set up new displays or a new department in the shop. Having the shop allows me to also be in the gift business, which I love. Owning the shop allows me to add all the accessories I need for designing for my clients. The best thing about the interior design part is my clients telling me how happy they feel when they love the way their home looks. What kinds of products do you sell? We sell so many different things, from every type of home accessory, to beautiful baby gifts, wedding and engagement gifts. The one comment people make all  the time is, “I’ve never seen these things before.” It is my ultimate goal to search out wonderful and unusual items for many different decors. What is your favorite item in the store? That is a very hard question, but I have to say it’s the hand painted Herend porcelain figurines and china from Hungary. I feel so fortunate to be able to carry Herend. You must be approved by Herend to become an official dealer. My grandmother started my own personal collection when I was a teenager. When a shop in Newport closed about five years ago, Herend approached me. We have collectors from all over; people just marvel at the delicate and intricate designs of each piece. What are three must-have accessories for any home? I would say if you’re starting from scratch, start with an interesting area rug and pull all of your colors for the room from it.  Good looking lamps can really add to a room. And for the empty dining room table, a lush, everlasting centerpiece.

What are the popular trends in home design today? Actually, there are so many different looks. I would say a common thread among all of the different styles is “streamlining.” By that I mean paring down and de-cluttering. You are well known for your custom designed, realistic silk floral arrangements, wreaths and baskets. What inspires those? My inspiration comes from my love of live florals. I use only the most realistic and life-like blossoms and stems. My grandmother taught me how to garden and my husband has given me an appreciation of gardening by creating the most beautiful Eden in our backyard. I truly believe you should only use live flowers for a wedding or when you entertain, but there’s nothing like having a gorgeous arrangement on your table day after day that looks real and never dies. You design and sell Rhode Island products. What made you begin to do this? What makes this area special? Knowing I had a design background,

one of my sales reps urged me to design the Rhode Island afghan. That was 19 years ago. Since then, I designed the Rhode Island tapestry tote bag, tapestry pillow and balsam pillow, and the East Greenwich afghan. We have so many Rhode Island products we have dedicated an entire window to the merchandise. Rhode Island is such a wonderful state and when people are traveling they love to bring something “RI” with them as a gift. June is the most popular month for weddings. What would you recommend as the perfect wedding gift? There is no one perfect wedding gift. But I have such a wonderful staff and I can honestly say they will find the perfect gift for each bride. After they ask a few questions and find out a little (or a lot) about the bride, they can recommend the right gift – be it toasting flutes, hand painted salad bowls, silver serving pieces, candle sticks, trays or ceramic platters. Susan Swanson owns the Green Door at 130 Main Street, East Greenwich. 8850510,

Photography: Amy Amerantes

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Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke Catholic Regional School

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Sunday June 12th, 11am-1pm For all grades

A Pre-K through Grade 8 Roman Catholic School Offering students academic support, enrichment, athletics, and after school activities Now accepting Pre-Kindergarten students three years to four years old 5074 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, RI 02879 • 401-789-0860


West View

West View Health Care Center A skilled nursing and rehabilitation center


will get you back on your feet and home. West View Health Care Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for all residents in order to maximize function and decrease pain.

On staff we provide: • physical therapists • occupational therapists • speech / language pathologists Ask us about our Alternative Comfort Therapy (ACT) Program

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By Andrea E. McHugh

In celebration of your Graduate, enjoy a special dinner at Basil’s.

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140 Pt. Judith Rd., Mariner Square, Narragansett

Photography: Melissa Stimpson Photography

For one Wakefield family, life revolves around the water Twenty-six years ago, fresh out of college and new to the workforce, Karen and Howie Follett fell in love with a piece of land in Wakefield on the picturesque Salt Pond. With panoramic water views, it was an easy sell, and the adventure of building a house, and a future, was ahead of them. The surrounding neighborhood, she explains, was developed in the early 1930s. “It is a bit undiscovered — no one even knows we’re here,” she laughs. Many homes there were the former summer cottages families retired to in the warmer months in the earlier half of the 1900s. When building from scratch in 1986, the Folletts started with the first floor, where the rooms were planned to maximize the enviable vista. In the living room, a handcrafted hearth was built by a local Narragansett Indian stone mason, using stones from nearby Charlestown that were hauled to the home one by one. The second floor was left unfinished for some time until years later when the whole package was complete: a nearly 3,000 square foot home with three bedrooms, three

full baths, dining room, kitchen, den and expansive blue slate patio. The family also grew, welcoming son Brian (now 24) and daughter Lexi (now 22). More recently, the Folletts became empty nesters. “Wakefield has a lot to offer,” says Karen, reflecting on the rearing of their children in the much-loved South County village. “The kids went to a neighborhood school not too far away… and we’re just about a mile from Main Street.” And though the youngest Folletts had their separate childhood interests, the family always had one common denominator: the water. “We are a fishing and boating family, and my husband is a commercial fisherman, so we’re always on the water for work or pleasure,” tells Karen, a real estate agent at Bay Realty. With a 100-foot deep water dock protruding from where the land meets the pond and a motorboat standing at the ready, fishing, clamming, quahoging, swimming and more have been an integral part of the family dynamic. Packing lunches replete with freshly harvested steamers and quahogs, warmer

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days of the year meant boating and soaking up the sun — and still do. In 2006, however, the couple looked around and decided that while they loved their lived-in abode, it was time for some changes and upgrades. “After living in the house 20 years, you know your space, and what you need,” says Karen. At the top of her list, a modern cook’s kitchen, where she could enjoy every moment of slicing and dicing when baking and serving for the family and when entertaining. Granite countertops, all stainless steel top of the line appliances, a trio of ovens, professional grade stove, and an island including a second sink and raised eating bar has made where family and friends intrinsically gather warm and welcoming. Quite simply, Karen says, the space is fun: “It’s where everyone enjoys hanging out.” Included in the renovation was a sun room with floor to ceiling windows to frame the captivating view from every angle. It is the place Karen says she is able to relax, unwind and read, while subtle nauticalinspired décor is found throughout.

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Rue De L’Espoir American Bistro Cooking

open daily breakfast, lunch, dinner 99 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906 info/reservations 751-8890

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Relax… you’ll find it at Harbour Lighting

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HAIR STYLISTS Photography: Melissa Stimpson Photography

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! The formal dining room is an ode to both local and family tradition. An antique mahogany, walnut and rosewood hutch, a graduation gift given to Karen given decades ago, stoically anchors the dining room. It’s a place she concedes doesn’t see as much traffic as the other parts of the home but is used more than at just the holidays. She adores an ages-old butcher block that came from a meat market in Hope Valley, which she says adds an authentically Rhode Is-

land element. Toasting closer, local heritage is the home’s century-old church bench. “The bench came out of an old church in Wakefield, and was later placed in the basement of an old school in town, Hazard School. They used to show movies there in the early 1900s. I bought it in antique shop when they closed up an old building in town,” says Karen. Nearly three decades in this cedar shingle gem, the Folletts, it seems, are making their own family history.

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Sweeney’s Wine and Spirits

fine wines from around the world • June’s Beer of the Month: Narragansett • Wine Tastings Every Friday 4pm-6pm • Inquire about Free Delivery & Event Planning

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We’ve MOVED... Just down the street! Now located at a New and Improved Space!

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Photograpy: Hilary Block

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Boiled lobster at The Fish Market

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Coastal Growers’ Market

Casey Farm Saturdays 9am – 12pm May 14 to October 29, 2011

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Casey FarM saturdays 9aM - 12pM May 14 to oCtober 29, 2011

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A Good Month for Foodies Summer brings a bounty of delicious events June, my personal favorite month, is also a food lover’s month with all kinds of culinary events on tap in southern Rhode Island, beginning off shore with the third annual Taste of Block Island on June 3-5. This three-day party promises “the best the island has to offer” with discounts on almost everything, plus cooking classes and free tastings. Visit for a complete list of this year’s festivities or call 800-383-2474. Across Narragansett Bay that same weekend, the 30th annual Great Chowder Cook-Off will be serving plenty of “chowda” to thousands of clam fans. This is the world’s original and longest running chowder competition, determining bragging rights for world champions in various chowder categories. Dozens of restaurants, both local and from afar, will serve their best on Saturday, June 4, from 11am to 6pm at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf in Newport. For details, visit or call 846-1600. Another Farm + Vine Dinner will be held on June 17 at Seasons, the restaurant at Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill. This month the star of the show will be Chef Brian Kingsford from Bacaro in Providence. Ingredients from Stamp Farm will be used to make hors d’oeuvres and a three-course dinner, all paired with wines. The cost is $75 per person. For more info, call 584-7000 or visit www. By the way, Conde Nast Traveler magazine has selected the Ocean House for its prestigious 2011 Hot List. The annual list honors the best new hotel properties in the world.

SALSA TIME I tend to serve salsa more in the summer than any other time of the year, although it is an easy dish to come up with during football season. There is nothing like freshly made salsa, but time is not always on my side. So now I always have a couple of jars of the locally made Poblano Farm salsa on hand. Steve Siravo started Poblano Farm, a small tomato and pepper farm in South Kingstown, about five years ago. His aim was to grow and sell heirloom tomatoes to Rhode Island restaurants. When some of his tomatoes did not meet certain standards for use in restaurants, Steve turned them into the popular salsa that was served at his Mexican restaurant in Wakefield. Siravo eventually got out of the restaurant business to focus on his artisan salsa and sauce. Poblano Farm products can now be found in stores throughout Rhode Island and at local farmer’s markets. For more info, visit or check it out on Facebook. Siravo’s company has been featured on the Cooking Channel program Food Crafters in an episode that showed the making of salsa, from picking peppers at the farm to jarring them. A 16-ounce jar costs about $4.99. Flavors include roasted, chipotle and mild. RESTAURANT NEWS What used to be Hemenway’s at 28 Water Street in East Greenwich is now Nautika, a new Italian restaurant operated by the couple behind Tyler Point Grille in

Barrington. Mario and Cheryl Micheletti recently sold their Barrington business and have moved across the bay. Mario will serve as the head chef at Nautika Restaurant and Bar, which plans to offer “the fresh flavors of summer and sea with a splash of Italy.” Their plan is to be open seasonally, from May to September. What used to be Amalfi at the Village Inn in Narragansett is now Maharaja, an Indian-style restaurant, owned by Piyush Patel and operated by folks who run Indian restaurants in New York and New Jersey. Phil’s Restaurant in South Kingstown extended its hours to offer dinner, and that move was so successful, owner Ken Tetzner is planning to expand. He hopes to add a second floor dining room with 48 additional seats to accommodate the weekend crowds at the Main Street restaurant. La Strada Café and Pizzeria is now at the former site of Matunuck Pizza, 920 Matunuck Beach Road. They serve pizza, sandwiches and salads. At least three local restaurants have closed. Sadly, the Main Street Fish Market in Wakefield is another casualty of the poor economy after 16 years in business. After a 10-year run, the Wheelhouse Tavern in Galilee has also closed. We hear a new restaurant will take its place, to be called Clam Jammers. Ozzi’s Steakburger in Kingston also has closed.

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Tell us a little bit about Silver Spoon Bakery. Silver Spoon Bakery was born out of a personal need: I was looking for baked goods that weren’t loaded with preservatives and a bakery that provided convenience, so that if I needed a cake for my friend’s birthday, I didn’t have to inconvenience myself by ordering during set hours, picking it up or transporting it. Our focus is entirely on our customers: what tastes good and what is convenient for them – everything from 24/7 ordering (online or by phone message) to completely custom treats either based on dietary need or personal taste. Your business is based on the idea that “indulging shouldn’t come with a slew of harmful and hard-to-pronounce ingredients, inconvenience or subpar baking standards.” How do you practice this? Because we keep overhead low by operating out of a commercial kitchen, we are able to use the richest chocolate, finest flours and freshest ingredients without transferring the cost to the consumer, which would be a challenge for any other bakery. A lot of ingredients have gone up in price, especially those that are organic or gluten-free. Many bakeries have had to react to this increase by adjusting their prices; fortunately, we don’t have to do that. You use a lot of local products. What are the benefits to that? Supporting the community is a huge reason as to why we use Rhode Island products. We have been so fortunate and really want to give back to the community and other business owners. Using local products allows us to source the best quality and freshest ingredients and we know exactly where they are coming from. Your bakery bakes “from scratch.” What does that mean to you – and for

your customers? Baking from scratch means we don’t use preservatives or additives and we can control the flavor, texture and look with a simple modification. This allows for complete customization. If a customer is allergic to a certain ingredient or wants to use a different type of flour, we can modify or create something especially for them.

Cupcakes have been a huge trend for the past few years, and now macarons are following suit. Where do you see these trends going? We don’t see the cupcake trend ending anytime soon – if anything, it will get bigger. French macarons – the tiny sandwich-like treat stuffed with a rich buttercream – is definitely taking the dessert world by storm. They are incredibly hard to perfect and require delicate handling, but taste divine. We also see tiny, bite-sized treats becoming very popular – rich, but dainty, something small just to satisfy that sweet tooth. What is your favorite item on the menu? The Wake-Up Call Cupcake: Ghirardelli chocolate cake and frosting gets caffeinated with a healthy dose of espresso and is topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean and flecks of Ghirardelli chocolate. Amazing any time of day. We would be lying if we said we never ate one for breakfast!

What is your menu like? What’s popular right now? Silver Spoon Bakery offers cupcakes, French macarons (not the same type of macaroons here in the US), intensely rich chocolate flourless cake (glutenfree), cake pops (like cupcakes on a stick and perfect for party or wedding favors) and we can make any cupcake flavor into a cake. The most popular items are the chocolate flourless cake and our Cookie Monster Cupcake: a vanilla bean cupcake with a cookie dough center, topped with a homemade chocolate chip cookie, vanilla bean frosting and another homemade chocolate chip cookie. If heaven came in a cupcake, this would be it.

You won “Best Gluten-Free Cupcake” and the “Rhode Island Historic Landmark” category at the Cupcake Throwdown contest at the Towers in Narragansett. What were the winning creations? The PB Cup won in the Best GlutenFree category. It is made with several gluten-free flours, rich cocoa and gobs of peanut butter frosting on top, as well as peanut butter crumbles. We also won the Best Rhode Island Historic Landmark category for our Big BLUEberry Bug cupcake. A blueberry cake is stuffed with sweet blueberry jam and then topped with a creamy frosting. We then added a sugar replica of the Big Blue Bug, Nibbles Woodaway, on the top. What is more Rhode Island than that? Silver Spoon Bakery can be found online at

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Cruising down Post Road recently, I spotted The Fish Market, where Blockbuster Video in Wickford Commons used to be. (Ah, spoken like a true Rhode Islander.) Of course, I was immediately interested, as I’m always looking for the best places to buy fresh fish. I had no idea this was more than a fish market: it is also a seafood restaurant. One cannot have too many seafood restaurants in the Ocean State. Don’t expect to see fake fishnets and plastic lobsters as part of the décor, or colorful buoys and rustic oars hanging from the ceiling. This is one sleek and modern restaurant, reminiscent of trendy spots in South Beach. There are two entrances. Behind door number one is the market; behind door number two, the restaurant. Both businesses share one large common space, with a stylish U-shaped bar in the middle. Candle-lit tables are set formally with white linens and fresh flowers. This is no seafood shack, that’s for sure – at least not in its interior design. The menu manages to have multiple personalities, offering all the golden seafood platters many of us crave, as well as a few more sophisticated items. My test with any seafood restaurant is its raw bar, and The Fish Market aced this exam. The chilled jumbo shrimp ($2.50 each) were quite large and cooked not

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a minute too long, then chilled. With a quick dip into the zesty cocktail sauce, every bite of the firm shrimp had just the right crunch. The nicely chilled littlenecks ($1.50 each) and the oysters on the half shell (priced daily) were presented properly on ice, with plenty of briny liquid in their shells. I could have slurped down a dozen of each. The chowders are good ($2.95 for a cup, $4.95 for a bowl). The Rhode Island clear broth clam chowder is swimming with plenty of well-cooked red potatoes and chopped clams. The better choice would be the New England clam chowder, rich with butter and cream. The stuffies ($6.95 for two) and clam cakes ($4 for a half dozen) are excellent. The Portuguese-style stuffies are Greenwich Bay quahog shells that have been packed generously with a light, almost fluffy mixture of ground clams, breadcrumbs, chorizo (or perhaps linguica?) and seasonings. At first glance, the clam cakes looked dark and overcooked, but that wasn’t the case at all. From the first bite to the last, I could taste the ocean. These large fritters were studded with chopped quahog meat and had just the right doughy consistency. All this was the opening act for the stars of the show: the Fish and Chips ($8.95) and the Fried Seafood Platter ($25.95). The fresh cod (or haddock, de-

Calamari pending on what is available) is dipped in beer batter and then fried. The signature platter is much more than most people can eat at one sitting, with its large piece of fresh fish and calamari, whole belly clams, clam strips, sea scallops and jumbo shrimp, all dipped in a light batter for frying. With both entrees, the golden results are served over plenty of real French fries. (You can see bits of potato skin on each one.) If you’re not in the mood for seafood “in the rough,” The Fish Market can satisfy your more sophisticated yearnings. For starters, there’s a chicken pecan salad with fresh field greens, feta cheese and mandarin orange. Appetizers include coconut shrimp and lump crab cakes. There for lunch? Try the grilled vegetable sandwich served on a baguette. The six pasta dishes include lobster mac and cheese, lobster ravioli, shrimp scampi and seafood fra diavolo. Seafood entrees range from Atlantic salmon to fresh sushi-grade yellowfin tuna. While there, we bumped into old friends who raved about the Moules Frites, steamed mussels done up Portuguese style and served with a garlic baguette for dipping into the aromatic broth. There’s even a filet mignon on the menu, as well as the Surf and Turf: grilled filet mignon paired with your choice of baked stuffed shrimp, sea scallops or broiled lobster tail. The fancier the food, the higher the cost: that Surf and Turf at $34.95 is the most expensive item on the menu. Scoring so well as a seafood restaurant, we never expected The Fish Market to excel in the area of desserts ($7.95

each), but they far exceeded our expectations. We were told all the desserts are made at LaSalle Bakery in Providence (and I made a mental note to get myself over to that bakery soon). The Zuppa Inglese was a thing of beauty, a good six inches high and topped with huge chocolate ribbons. The sponge cake had been soaked in liqueur, surrounded by delicate ladyfingers, and filled with whipped cream. A large, perfectly ripe strawberry garnishing the slice was carved tableside with a flourish. The Red Velvet Cupcake was by far the best cupcake I’ve had. It was huge, surprisingly heavy, and a vibrant red– which really impressed me because my attempts to bake anything with a “red velvet” title have resulted in barely red, more like brown, results. The vanilla butter cream frosting was not as cloying as others I’ve had. The abundant chocolate curls were delicate and seemed to be of very high quality. And the big red flower of frosting that sat on top was truly the icing on the cake. Linda Beaulieu is the author of The Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook, available at stores throughout the state.

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Jamestown CHOPMIST CHARLIE’S 40 Narragansett Avenue; 423-1020. This nauticalthemed restaurant more than earns the honor of referring to itself as the “home of seaworthy fare,” with its special Rhode Island chowder, award-winning stuffies and selection of both traditional and inventive seafood dishes. LD $-$$

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AUNT CARRIE’S 1240 Ocean Road; 783-7930. For over 85 years this summer staple has been serving up their famous chowder and clam cakes. Grab a quick lunch outdoors or head into the dining room for a full dinner. LD $-$$$

DIVOZZI ITALIAN BAKERY 1014 Boston Neck Road; 284-4333; also 1183 Kingstown Road; 284-4511. DiVozzi Bakery serves up the best in Italian pastries – from cookies to cannolis, Elephant Ears to éclairs. DiVozzi also makes custom cakes and caters to special orders seven days a week. BLD $

BASIL’S RESTAURANT 22 Kingstown Road; 789-3743. Basil’s has been providing South County with fine, upscale French dining since 1984. Their menu features all the classics like coq au vin and escargots bourguignonne, and their wine list is the stuff of legend. D $$-$$$

GEORGE’S OF GALILEE 250 Sand Hill Cove Road; 783-2306. What’s better than indulging in award-winning seafood and watching the sun set over the Sound? At George’s you can dine al fresco, take food to-go, or simply enjoy one of the five dining rooms indoors. LD $-$$

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June FROM PREVIOUS PAGE June 25-26 What happened to your love affair with airplanes? Remember when you used to actually dress up to fly in one, instead of rolling in wearing whatever you wore to bed the night before? When you believed that all pilots were more like “Miracle on the Hudson” Sully, instead of “Hanging Out at the local Irish Pub” Sully. Get some of the romance back at the Rhode Island National Guard Air Show, where you’ll be able to shake off the bad feelings of the pat downs and worries about seeing the sky mid-flight, in favor of awe inspiring maneuvers by a super skilled group of aerialists committed to their craft, like the US Navy Blue Angels, the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter and Sean Tucker, flying the Oracle Challenger bi-plane. 9am-4pm. Free, suggested donation for charity. Quonset State Airport, One Belver Avenue, North Kingstown. 2754110, June 1-19 Compete in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, not to raise your GPA, but to learn the gentle life lessons taught by six quirky overachievers: that winning isn’t everything, losing doesn’t make you a loser and I comes before E except after C. $39, $47, $54. Theatre By The Sea, 364 Card’s Pond Road, Matunuck. 782-8587, June 2 See what happens when you cross paths at a support group for aging boy bands as New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys hit the stage to promote their joint greatest hits album, along with special guest, and token girl, Jordin Sparks. 7:30pm. $75, $95. Mohegan Sun Arena, One Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT. 1-888226-7711, June 3-19 Rock out with The Who’s Tommy, the only place where the lyric “that deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean

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pinball” seems appropriate. Friday and Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 4pm. $34, $30 seniors and members, $19 students and children under 18. Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston. 782-1018, www. June 7 Allow the tinkling of your handwrapped Seaglass Wind Chime to adjust your focus to a more lyrical place during a breeze, instead of your normal obsession with how you’ll replace those drafty windows. 6:30-8:30pm. $30, $20 North Kingstown residents; $10 kit fee. Beechwood House Senior Center, 10 Beach Street, North Kingstown. 2943331, June 7 Buy some candy bars from the New Directions kids of William McKinley High, to help defray the cost of getting 13 Glee cast members to the ultimate summer vacation spot, a casino, to inspire the downtrodden with “Don’t Stop Believin’.” 7:30pm. $95, $135. Mohegan Sun Arena, One Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT. 1-888-2267711, June 10-28 Work on being persistent, not creepy, during the RISD Seniors’ Photography Show, as you list all the reasons why these artists need to stay in Rhode Island after graduation. Opening: June 12: 1-3pm; Tuesday-Saturday: 11am3pm, Sunday: noon-3pm. Free. Wickford Art Association Gallery, 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown. 294-6840, June 11 Dry clean your kilt, because other than the Scottish Highland Festival – featuring competitions of pipe bands and amateur athletics, food and entertainment – there are not a whole lot of places in Little Rhody for daily wear without rude double takes. 9am-5pm; rain or shine. $12, $5 ages 6-12. Washington County Fair Ground, Route 112, Richmond. 596-5849,

Inner Space June 25: No more pencils. No more books. Sure, it might be summer vacation in these parts – if you’ve finally made up those snow days – but this Saturday Science Festival invitation from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, can’t wait until fall. These scientists are rock stars in their field – like Dr. Robert D. Ballard, the founder of the Inner Space Center, which uses technology to allow researchers around the world to participate in live undersea exploration. And today you can take a tour. Also open for investigation are touch tanks, the research aquarium, the nuclear science center and the rock and core facility, all to give a better understanding of environmental science. Before you go, chat with students and faculty about your Narragansett Bay, and get their take on oceans around the world. 10am-4pm. Free. University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett. 874-6222, June 11 Trade in the glare of the spotlight for the glow of sunshine during a Garden Tour, led by Dana Millar, the green thumb keeping over 300 varieties of perennials, grasses, shrubs and climbers healthy, so intermission isn’t marred by the sadness of brown dead leaves. 10am. Free. Theatre By The Sea, 364 Card’s Pond Road, Matunuck. 7823800,

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of 12, Violet enjoyed exploring the genre. She explains, “As a writer, you write up to the point where you want the emotional expression to be in a song. That’s different from the books, for example, that I wrote… And it’s sure different from the political column I write every week, which is like a nothing but the facts, ma’am kind of a thing!” The Family takes place in 1970s Rhode Island and centers on Don Marco, the Godfather of a New England crime syndicate. Don Marco is grappling with some serious problems, including unwanted pressure to sell dope, betrayal by some of his men, and disobedience from his son, who is unwilling to take over the family business. When the Don struggles to maintain power, things could get bloody — and fast. Sound familiar? Locals who remember reputed mob boss Raymond L. S. Patriarca, Sr., may draw parallels to past events. Violet jokes, “The names have been changed to protect the guilty!” And she remains unafraid of hitting too close to home. Should anyone with whom she crossed paths as attorney general see the show, she notes, “I think they will think it’s an authentic portrayal. And I don’t worry about anything in terms of reprisals. I didn’t worry about it then; I don’t worry about it now.” Violet hopes that The Family will reveal a more complete picture of the mob, without all the usual stereotypes. Her experiences taught her that the “bad guys” were also capable of doing good things some-

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By Julie Tremaine

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The Eye of the Beholder Photographer Scott Indermaur focuses on connecting with his subjects For Scott Indermaur,

inspiration is not only about creating work as an artist, but finding that inspiration in the people he photographs. The East Greenwich resident is a nationally-known photographer who started as a photojournalist, but gradually transitioned into corporate photography. “I started a career as a storyteller,” he says, “through pictures and newspapers, and I’ve come full circle now doing what I call narrative photography. Nowadays I’m telling a story through photography or multimedia.” Scott turned his desire to tell people’s stories through portraiture into Revealed, a photo series that’s all about describing peoples’ spiritual experiences. He gives each person a wooden box, then asks his subject to fill it with objects that describe his or her beliefs. “I’ve always wanted to do a project with a lot of meaning behind it – to peel back some layers, and see how much I can get to know my subjects,” he says. “I thought it would be a weekend project, but five years later, it’s really grown. I’ve done 160 people.” When WRNI, the Rhode Island affiliate of National Public Radio, heard about Scott’s work, the station approached him about collabo-

rating on their This I Believe series, in which people write essays about their beliefs. Now, Scott photographs all of those contributors for This I Believe Revealed. “I want this to give people permission to think about themselves in a way they’ve never thought about themselves. I’ve gotten a lot of random emails over the years by people who have been touched by the project who aren’t actual subjects,” he says. Now, the photographer and the station are debuting a 45-minute documentary, Revealed: Portraits from Beneath One’s Surface, that goes behind the scenes of the project. “The film adds another level of insight into the project,” Scott describes. “We just decided to focus on Rhode Islanders, and it’s gotten to be a pretty good size film.” After its debut on May 25 at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport, the film will travel the country at film festivals. In September, a book of portraits and essays from This I Believe Revealed will be released. Though he and his family now call East Greenwich home, they spent 15 years in Kansas before relocating to Rhode Island. “We just wanted to experience a new life somewhere else,” he says. They spent six years

researching the country, and focused on the East Coast. “I grew up sailing, so I wanted to be near the ocean. Someone suggested Rhode Island, and after a few visits, we were like, let’s go.” They’ve now been here four years. “I love to sail, I love getting to eat fresh seafood,” Scott says. “There’s just so much to do. There are all these life experiences that I had never experienced before.” That desire to have new experiences, and to approach things in new ways, definitely translates to Scott’s work. “It’s about the importance of connecting with your subject – understanding who they are, and building off of that. It makes a huge difference,” he says. “I think connections are really important, and that’s what I’ve learned through this project. It could be as simple as doing some research, or just making conversation and connecting on that personal level, not just the photographic level.” Revealed: Portraits from Beneath One’s Surface will debut May 25 at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport. For more information, visit or www.

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Songs of the Sea June 9-12: There’s probably a whole lot that you’ve never considered before. Like the fact your sixth grade social studies teacher had a life beyond the classroom. Or how fishermen on long voyages occupied their time, during an era when laptops and DVDs weren’t exactly an option. The 32nd Annual Sea Music Festival highlights what they came up with, showcasing maritime acts from around the world – including Africa, France, Portugal and Poland – dedicated to carrying on the classic musical traditions on the high seas. And trust, they got pretty good at their craft – the risk of getting thrown overboard might do that. Running in conjunction with the concerts is the Music of the Sea Symposium, an intellectual exploration of the interaction between sea, music and song, drawing connections between literature, folklore and other smarty-pants stuff. Check website for schedule and admission. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT. 860572-0711,

Narragansett Life is good ...

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Come in for our store tastings Thursday: Beer tastings Friday/Saturday: Wine tastings Donʼt forget to check out our discounts! 29 Pier Marketplace Narragansett 401-783-0333 Mon thru Wed 9am-9pm . Thurs thru Sat 9am-10pm Sun 12pm-6pm

Oceanside Dining Overlooking Narragansett Bay Seafood Steaks & more! Bill Krul Gallery

Specializing in images of South County Two guest artists monthly

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Westerly Have you seen our new items on our menu yet? Like... iron steak with Korean bbq sauce Make your Father's • Flat with carmelized onions Day Reservations now • Gorgonzola buffalo wings • Veal homard (veal & lobster dish) • Sauted sweet Italian sausage & cavatelli

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A fresh new look, with a fresh new menu. Come check us out! 62 Franklin St, Westerly • 401.348.6221 • • Open 7 Days

C.C. O’Brien’s Irish Sports Café Serving a wide variety of pub food & specialty drafts • Just over the Westerly,

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Fine Food • Craft Beer • Cocktails • Wine


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Fine Selection of Craft Beer and Wine

Homemade Soups and Baked Goods

Offering Breakfast and Lunch

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Sunday Supper Club Monday Burger & Beer Night Tuesday Dinner for Two Wine Down Wednesday Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm & Fri-Sat 9-10pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday

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So Approved

By Chelsea Sherman

On a Roll What says summer better than a lobster roll? Tender, succulent chunks of lobster, just the right amount of dressing, a soft, buttery roll – it’s a Rhode Island institution. We rounded up a few of our favorites from around Southern RI.

Champlin’s Seafood Restaurant This light and buttery roll held generous chunks of tender lobster. The meat was nice and fresh, and the roll didn’t distract from the main ingredient. With Champlin’s dockside location, you know the lobster is fresh. 256 Great Island Road, Narragansett. 783-3152.

Chopmist Charlie’s Rhody Joe’s Rhody Joe’s offered a hearty, creamier lobster salad served on a soft, untoasted bun. The portion was a great size and the pieces of lobster were just right. 515 Kingstown Road, Wakefield. 783-0008

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This filling lobster roll was served with lettuce and fresh slices of tomato. It was heavy on the dressing and full of flavor, and a little celery gave it the perfect crunch. 40 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. 423-1020.

Harbourside Lobstermania Served on a delicious, grilled Italian roll, this sandwich had more fine pieces of lobster. The meat had a vibrant pink color and a stronger lobster flavor. 38 Water Street, East Greenwich. 884-6363.

Outdoor Dining & Fun! Come see why our guests say we are the #1 Spot for Outdoor Dining & Entertainment Hottest Bands in RI • 5 Lively Bars • Relax by the Fire Pits • Enjoy the View of Greenwich Bay • Complimentary Valet

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Legendary Food & Drink! Best Drink Specials in Town! Entertainment! Outrageous Prime Rib Friday & Saturday Join Rhody Joe’s Kid’s Club and collect tokens to spin the wheel!

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Unique breakfast specials fabulous lunches cutting edge seafood entrees BYOB

Breakfast & Lunch Daily 6:30-2:30, Dinner Thur, Fri & Sat 2:30-9:00

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CONTeMPORARY AMeRICAN ART paintings • jewelry • photography sculpture • rugs & more

New exhibits always on display from more than 30 regional artists For our 2011 exhibition schedule and more info: 401-364-0120

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SO Rhode Island June 2011  

Summer Adventures, Behind the Scenes at Theatre by the Sea, Gourmet Cupcakes in East Greenwich, Flying Horses in Narragansett

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