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NARRAGANSETT – VILLAGE AT POINT JUDITH Pristine 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with ocean views. New roof and freshly painted exterior. Cathedral ceilings, huge wraparound deck, outside shower. Superb rental history – walk to beach. $499,000 Marnee, ext. 109
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – SOUTH COUNTY HILLS Large custom shingle style home features 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths – perfect for entertaining! Sunlight throughout spacious kitchen, family room, and living room. Large, private master suite, third floor rec room/office. $559,900 Tracy, ext. 119
HOPKINTON – BRAYMAN HILLS Quality built 4 bedroom home in peaceful neighborhood. Brick fireplace in large family room, granite kitchen, central air, hardwoods, beautiful finish work throughout. All set on almost an acre. $479,900 Tracy, ext. 119
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Contents Photography: (Left) Jonathan Beller, (Right) Mike Braca
27 This Month 23 The Classicist
43 35 So Stylish The land retreat of a yacht designer 37 Whole Body 39 Whatâ€™s in Store 40 Tastemaker 43 Lifestyle
On the road with an antique bike aficionado
49 So Delicious
27 A Farmville Invitation
New old-school Italian in Saunderstown
South County growers offer a cornucopia of
51 Tastemaker 52 Foodie Journal 55 Review 59 Dining Guide
food and fun
Every Month 10 Letters
17 So Happening Yoga for beach bums 19 So & So 22 Social Network
65 So Entertaining Taste the splendor of the City by the Sea 66 Calendar 70 On Stage
84 So Approved As American as baseball andâ€Ś
On the Cover: Photography by Jonathan Beller
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Harbour Fest an d Cu p raCe Sunday, September 19 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regional Cuisine & Artisan Vendors • Kids’ Games And Fun • Great Entertainment • 8th Annual Toy Boat Race • Pirate Battle On The Harbor Charter a $5 boat and win great cash prizes. Download an entry form online today. No rubber ducks in our town, we float boats! www.northkingstown.com/profile/harbourfest
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Lots of things are changing in September. We’re saying a fond farewell to beach weather (and a not-so-fond farewell to the ensuing beach traffic), welcoming the beginning of the school year, the onset of chilly nights and the fall’s first warm sweaters. Something else happens in September, too – everything that’s been growing all summer long is finally ready to be picked, pickled, cooked and enjoyed. It’s time to head to South County’s abundant farms, because it’s harvest season. This issue of SO gives you an introduction to some of the state’s 1200 farms. Whether you’re looking for an orchard heavy with apples to be picked, a petting zoo to get up close and personal with some fur-
ry friends, or a corn maze to keep you good and lost for an afternoon, we’ve got a bountiful farm just waiting for you. And if you’re more of a shopper than a farmer, we’ve also got a primer on South County farmer’s markets that are happening this month and next. If you’re not ready to say farewell to beach season just yet, you’re in luck. Two of the area’s most popular beaches are hosting weekly beach yoga classes in September – check them out in So & So. We’ve also got the scoop on a classic motorcycle expert from Richmond who’s participating in a one-of-a-kind road race this month. Speed on through to find out more. -Julie
From Our Readers Thanks, and Farewell Thanks so much for the kind words about my retirement in this month’s issue [“Riding Off into the Sunset,” August 10]. It was fun working with you (as head of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce) and congratulations on the continuing success of the magazine. Jerry Meyer
Growing with Support Thanks for the nice spread about our Demonstration Vegetable Garden at East Farm [“A Tradition That Keeps Growing,” August 10]. We appreciate your continued support of the URI
Master Gardeners program. Rudi Hempe URI Master Gardeners
A Summer Soiree What a treat to host your July party at The Wickford Collection! We were glad to host the event, and we’re hoping to form a lasting relationship with SORI. I love your magazine, and I’m happy it brought people into Wickford Village for the night – raising money for the Domestic Resource Center of South County was just an added bonus. Deb Mehringer The Wickford Collection
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Enjoy the Silence Take full advantage of post-tourist season with beach yoga In the
early hours before the hordes of sunbathing teenagers and noisy, umbrella- and cooler- toting families crowd the state’s beaches trying to catch a last few summer rays, the sand and sea offer a quiet, peaceful setting. The serenity of the early morning hours and beauty of the shoreline provide the perfect setting for outdoor yoga classes and meditation. Natural Fitness of Narragansett will continue to host its Beach Yoga sessions every morning from 8-9:10am at Narragansett Town Beach through September 6. Yogis and beginners alike can participate in the sand between lifeguard chairs three and four for $11 per session. The Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation of Middletown also holds
outdoor classes through the middle of September at Ballard Park and Easton’s (First) Beach in Newport. Saturday morning sessions, open to all levels, will be held in front of the Pavilion on First Beach from 8:30-9:30am for a $12 fee. Students should note that $10 will be collected at the gate for parking, but returned when leaving the beach after the class. Sessions at Ballard Park happen Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm for $10. As the tourists head out of town and a post-season peacefulness is left in their wake, outdoor yoga sessions are the perfect way to de-stress and savor the last simple moments of summer. www.naturalfitnessyoga.com, www.innerlightyoga. com –Amanda D’Ambra
Once a year, at the height of summer, men, women, and children in pirate costumes begin to gather in the Wickford town lot - that’s how you know the Harbour Fest is about to begin. The activities are almost too many to name: face painting, local foods and crafts, a nautical-themed children’s dress-up parade, and the 8th Annual Wickford Cup itself, a race where $5 gets you a tiny little boat and a shot at some great big prizes (and will benefit local scholarships and charity). And that’s not even counting the pirate invasion, where two groups of pirates will battle it out for the enjoyment of spectators on the shore (you’ll know this is coming when you hear the cannons, trust me), or the stockades, where local notables will be imprisoned for ridicule and ransom. Highly-respected half model builder Dominic Zachorne will also give a demonstration on his craft, and maybe spin a few yarns that will have you in stitches. This is a family event, landlubbers, so try not to show up three sheets to the wind. One sheet will certainly do. The event is September 19, from 11am to 5pm. For more information, contact the North Kingstown Chamber Charitable Foundation at 295-5566. -Michael Madden
Embrace the Differences In South County resident Carol Liu’s new children’s book, Arlene on the Scene, the message is all about embracing, rather than looking past differences. Set by the shore in Rhode Island, Arlene on the Scene tells the story of ambitious student Arlene and her determination to become the youngest student government officer in Greenwood Elementary history. But Arlene is no normal fourth-grader; she lives with a disease called CharcotMarie-Tooth, affecting the movement in her legs and hands, leaving her to wear new leg braces. In effort to prove to everyone she’s still “the same old Arlene,” she enters the school race for student government. Despite her endeavor to overcome her own obstacles, it is Arlene’s unfair judgment of others that ultimately helps her recognize the value in embracing differences. This witty children’s book is more than just a cool read for your kids; it’s a message they will carry with them about accepting others for who they are. Liu and co-author Marybeth Caldarone, who lives with CMT herself, has found a way to spread awareness of the disease and make a difference. Sponsored by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation in New York, all proceeds from the book will be donated to those living with CMT. On September 25 from 5-10pm, there will be a book launch dinner/fundraiser at the Village Inn at Amalfi in Narragansett. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children, and signed copies of the book will be available. Visit www.gracescouragecrusade.com or call RoseMarie Sidoti at 792-3905 for details. –Christina Pazienza
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The Recipe for Success Linda Beaulieu knows good food. The James Beard Award winner for food writing has been a longtime contributor to SO and our sister magazines Providence Monthly and East Side Monthly, giving readers the scoop on foodie news and dining reviews. This month, Linda’s newest cookbook hits the shelves. Co-authored with Doug DuCap, Fish & Seafood Cookbook, Delicious Recipes for All Seasons is a collection of inventive twists on classic seafood preparations like Broiled Hawaiian Tuna Skewers, Scallop Sliders with Bacon and Clam Fritters with Salsa Verde. The easy to use book also offers preparation tips, advice for modifying each recipe and suggestions for variations. This season is the best time of year for fresh fish, especially in the Ocean State. Grab this book and dig in. Available at Borders and Barnes & Noble. –Julie Tremaine
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Agenda On September 26, starting at noon, the East Greenwich Animal Protection League will hold an Annual Hound Hike at Goddard Park in Warwick. Participants are encouraged to walk their dogs along the park trails. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery, hikers will be treated to pet-related goodies, music, a raffle and free food. Registration is at 12pm, with the two-mile walk to follow an hour later. All money raised will go to support the EGAPL shelter, as well as buy food and medical care for homeless animals. $20 per hiker; 885-0247, www.egapl.org.
Volunteer Westerly Adult Day Services seeks volunteers for a variety of jobs on weekday mornings and afternoons, including kitchen help, one-on-one involvement with seniors, arts and crafts assistance, entertaining and performing, gardening, clerical work and more. The Day Center is located on 65 Wells Street in Westerly. 596-1336, www.wadsinc.com. -Meagan Gann
Meet our practice’s newest physicians. South County Orthopedics is pleased to introduce three outstanding physicians who have joined our practice, complementing our comprehensive care with their expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine. South County Orthopedics offers eight of the region’s top orthopedic physicians, on-site imaging, on-staff physical therapists, and a premier athletic training facility – everything you need so you’re not just better, you’re better than ever.
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Dr. Tabaddor received his orthopedic surgical training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. His special interests are in arthroscopic surgery of the hip, as well as the knee and shoulder, articular cartilage injuries, and athletic injuries. Fellowship trained in sports medicine, he has assisted with physician coverage for NCAA basketball. Member AAOS, AOSSM, AANA.
Dr. Bradley completed his surgical internship, orthopedic residency, and Sports Medicine/Trauma Fellowship at Brown University. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma. Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Bradley is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Aidlen completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. Her interests include a wide range of spinal disorders, including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical spine problems, spine trauma, and back problems in athletes. Dr. Aidlen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. (Starts Nov. 1)
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Not-So-Easy Rider From Richmond to California on a 100-year-old motorcycle By Bob Cipriano | Photography by Bill Nugent
it September 10 yet? If it is, Sean Brayton is riding a 1911, 50cc Indian race bike in a cross-country race from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Santa Monica, California. He’s expecting to win, even though he knows the cycle is going to break down along the way. It’s going to break down more than once, probably. That’s okay because Sean is a mechanic, specializing in classic motorcycles and cars. He’s bringing a lathe and a generator with him, and a bunch of parts. If the cycle breaks down, he figures he’ll just fix it and get back on. He’s a guy who seems to embody the slogan that’s a favorite of his: “The difference between adventure and ordeal is attitude.” What’s more interesting than the race itself is the racer. This 35-year-old self-styled mechanic builds old/new cycles out of old, old parts (and keeps them going), and keeps Brass Era cars tuned up and running. The way he talks, it’s almost like he was there when those first motorized bikes, essential-
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ly small engines attached to bicycles (he’s got one at his place) started puttering around. As for the breakthrough of “horseless carriages,” he makes you imagine coming out of your house in 1901, which may not have indoor plumbing, and discovering the truth behind the rumor: there’s your neighbor’s gorgeous, gleaming Model T parked out front. Look, it’s even got a windshield (not because the glass was especially necessary, but because it provided a greater degree of separation from the old buggy). Early cars defied reality, inspired invention, and even moved indoor plumbing a notch below horseless carriage on quite a few must-have lists. If you visit Brayton’s classic car and motorcycle shop in Richmond… well, first you’d have to find the place, since there are no signs, no storefront, no anything, really, except a couple of sprawling barns. The inside of those barns is a Shangri La of forever-young classic cars and cycles (the 1911 In-
dian, the 1932 Cadillac V-16, the 1915 Harley, the 1896 Roberts Electric, the 1907 Pacer). The vehicles didn’t come to Brayton “forever-young.” He makes them that way. It’s how he makes his living, which, not incidentally, has been his dream since childhood. When he started out as a mechanic for a South County Saab dealership, there was enough space for some old racecars, antiques and “oddball stuff,” as he puts it. The oddball stuff allowed him to work on the engines he loved, and to fine tune his passion. When the dealership closed, he hooked up with Perryville auto repair legends Stewart and Dave Pitcher at their shop, where he got to “hang out and observe genius” when it came to engines and how to make them work again after they stopped. The difference between guys like these and the drive-through car repair chains that dominate the business now is that Brayton and company fix, while the others replace. He rented a couple of bays from the Pitchers, applied the knowledge he’d
picked up from their tutelage, plus the books about engines he’d been reading since childhood, and made a living fixing cars. But he kept looking for the next antique to fix until his reputation grew and he moved to his own place, Red Star Autoworks – where antiques are all there is. Brayton specializes in car repairs for Brass Era vehicles. (The Brass Era for cars extended from the first commercial autos in the 1890s to roughly World War I. Cars were made with brass fittings then, resulting in engines that were, and are, beautiful.) That era marked an explosion of automotive technology, with developments like the electric ignition. To listen and watch Brayton describe the beauty and efficiency of simple engines is to understand not only his fascination for them, but also to experience a sense of regret for a lost era. If you take a ride in one of the Brass Era cars down a winding Richmond street or two, and feel the rush of air against your face, listen to the rhythm
Sean Brayton on his 1911 bike
of the engine, and watch Brayton manipulate levers, turn the steering wheel that’s on the right side of the car, and hope there’s enough gas in the gravity-driven tank to allow for the steep hill approaching, you’ll get a fullfledged, full-attention driving experience. (There’s no texting going on in these babies.) Much of what goes on in Brayton’s shop is dedicated to building classic motorcycles for himself, around valves and parts he’s located through a vast network of aficionados. So a logical question occurs: how can somebody make a living at this? How many South County owners of Brass Era vehicles are there anyway? The answer is not enough, but he survives because Brayton has a national reputation among those in the know. That 1932 V-16 Caddy? It came to him from Alaska. When he’s done fixing it, there will be train and boat rides ahead of it on its way back to its owner. No wonder there’s no sign outside the barns. And even though he’s got a website, www.redstarauto. com, it’s word-of-mouth that puts food on his table. Brayton talks with the same staccato beat, enthusiasm and intensity as Leonardo DiCaprio when he played an impassioned Howard Hughes in The Aviator. It’s easy to sing along. Did you know that there are leather seats in the ’32 Caddy for the chauffeur, and cloth seats in the back for the riders? It seems leather was easier to clean back then, and consequently offered far less status than the harderto-care-for cloth seats. The seats on the right in the back belonged to the gentleman, with accompanying toiletries within arm’s reach, while the left side was the lady’s, tricked out with her traveling paraphernalia. Know why the earliest steering wheels were on the right side of American cars, even though people drove on the right side of the road? Ditches. In the beginning, there were far fewer oncoming vehicles to avoid on the left
than there were ditches on the right. The driver needed a bird’s-eye view of the right side of the road. Brayton goes on to talk about the availability of patents for all the Brass Era engines, Google-accessible with illustrations, and how it’s like being in the engineer’s mind when you study them. You experience the euphoria of discovery and invention. Antique motorcycles remain his greatest passion, however. So it’s no surprise to find Brayton on the 3,320mile, 17-day odyssey called the Motorcycle Cannonball. He’s riding his 1911 Indian, a single-cylinder, single-speed cycle. The race is named after Erwin “Cannonball” Baker, who made the coast-to-coast ride in only 11 days in 1914. (But, of course, his cycle was new then.) There are potentially 99 men and women in the race, covering about 250 miles each day. It’s safe to say that none of the bikes have ever travelled cross-country, and a lot won’t be able to finish. Aside from natural breakdowns, there may be rocks hitting crankcases, wheel bearings wearing down, and who knows what else. Local documentary filmmaker Brian Darwas plans to cover as much of the race as he can, which is good, because ESPN won’t be there. That’s okay, because “being there” is where it’s at, and it’s what Sean Brayton is all about. He’s glad the race begins in Kitty Hawk, home of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Did you know Orville and Wilbur began with bikes and evolved into flight? (There’s a gleam in Brayton’s eye as he says this, and you begin to wonder if there’s room for a small plane in his bays.) It’s mostly his own money financing his participation, because, incredibly, he couldn’t get sponsorships. That’s odd, because in the time of unpluggable oil pipes, unfixable cars, and disposable everything, this guy is a welcome throwback to American know-how – and who wouldn’t want to sponsor that? SO
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Celebrating Independence At the Seasons
Helen Low: I have made many moves in my life since leaving
East Greenwich in 1942, the day after my husband’s graduation from the US Military Academy (West Point) and his subsequent 30 year career in the military. We lived in numerous states, as well as foreign countries, transporting six children along with us on what proved to be an extraordinary career for him and a very enriching life experience for all. In 1980, we left Washington D. C. to return to Rhode Island, building a house on a wonderful waterfront site in Narragansett. My husband passed away in 2000; and it was difficult to leave the spot that seemed to be the culmination of his life’s work and so well-suited to the independent lifestyle I developed as a military wife. Fortunately, in 2007 we found The Seasons and my fears of losing my independence dissipated. I am so comfortable in my apartment with my cat, Honey, by my side; I have the perfect blend of time alone and in the company of warm friends for meals and other occasions. The staff members are understanding, helpful and more than willing to assist in any way they can while not intruding in the least. At almost 92 years of age, I am very content.
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Out to Pasture
There’s no better time to visit local farms than during the harvest By Bethany Vaccaro | Photography by Jonathan Beller Come September, we tend to think “back to school” rather than harvest time. Don’t be fooled - now is the best time to enjoy the bounty of the land. With over 1200 farms in Rhode Island covering 67,819 acres of land (and you thought the state was small!), there are plenty of opportunities to get out and experience the bounty of the season – or all the cute animals and fun activities that go along with it.
For a Pick-Your-Own Extravaganza Manfredi Farms, Westerly This 42-acre farm has been around since 1939 and is the perfect place to let your kids loose. Manfredi Farms caters to little ones with a wide variety of attractions and activities for the whole family, the best of which is the fabulous selection of native produce that can be picked on your own. They offer a wide variety of crops – so come prepared to put the meaning back into harvest. This time of year, you can head out to the fields for yummy fruits like raspberries and blueberries or delicious veggies like peas, green beans, lettuce, rhubarb and, of course, pumpkins and gourds. Things always taste better when plucked by your own hand, sunwarmed and fresh, so use the opportunity to get the kids interested in eating their vegetables that night. Contin-
ue the fun by hopping on a hayride (weekends only) or ducking into the corn maze to find out why Manfredi Farms is nicknamed “The Corn Place.” Look out for special events in the afternoon and be sure to save time to visit their petting zoo, where you can nuzzle goats, chickens, ducks, donkeys and sheep. The animals’ favorite treats are available for purchase, so you can enjoy your kids’ laughter as a slurping sheep tongue tickles their hands. Round off the day by stopping in the farm store for some apple butter and roasted nuts. Everyone is sure to go home happy after that! 77 Dunns Corner Road, Westerly. 322-0027. Schartner Farms, Exeter Mark the turn of each season by picking different kinds of produce. Schartner Farms has something new available just about every season. When summer strawberry time begins to end, blueber-
ries pick up, followed by pumpkins and finally Christmas trees. So pick a date to enjoy some fresh seasonal produce. Towards the end of September, you can take a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, where you will also find a corn maze and other fall activities. Celebrate one of the best ways to use all that lovely produce and make sure to pick up a freshly baked pie before you go. Route 2, Exeter. 294-2044. Narrow Lane Orchard, North Kingstown With that fall tang creeping into the air, you know it’s almost apple picking season. When you visit Narrow Lane Orchard, just the drive deep into the woods will remind you why people choose to vacation here in the fall. Once you are there, you can enjoy the simple pleasure of plucking an apple off the tree and biting right into its juicy goodness. They also have peaches available for picking and offer clas-
sic farm goodies such as fresh corn, tomatoes, eggs and honey. Sweet pickings all around! 213 Narrow Lane, North Kingstown. 294-3584. Also check out . . . Pinecrest Farm, Richmond A 50-acre goldmine offering the chance to pick your own blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Check out their offering of fruit and berry plants while you’re there. 1 Pinecrest Road, Richmond. 932-2639. Sweet Berry Farm, Middletown They have it all at Sweet Berry Farm: pick your own blackberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins. Not to mention their specialty food market with goodies like artisan cheeses and meats, a self-service café on the premises, and fun events like concerts on the lawn. 19 Third Beach Road, Middletown. 847-3912.
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Pink FlAmIngO raCe
Healey’s Farm (this page and opposite)
WHen: Saturday, Sept. 11 11:00 am – 3:00 pm WHere: harbour lighting WHy: Please come and join Harbour lighting, the entire village shop owners and other local merchant, in a race against time to help fight breast cancer with proceeds to benefit ribCC
Oak HarbOur Village 567 South County trail (Rte 2) exeteR • 294-7959 HOURS: tUeS-FRI 10-6, SAt 10-3
To Meet Furry Friends
Boat Donation & Sales Program The foundation accepts charitable donations of powerboats and sailboats and makes them available for sale to the general public. Proceeds from boat sales are used to support URI students and maritime programs. Visit our boatyard year round. Currently over 40 boats in stock and available for sale. For more information visit our website at www. urifoundation. org or call 401.874.5273
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Healey’s Farm, North Kingstown What kids don’t love to stick their hands into the wooly fleece of a friendly sheep or chase chickens around the barnyard? They can do this and more when you visit “Gramma Jean’s Barnyard Friends” petting zoo at Healey’s Farm. Nuzzle up to the potbellied pigs (a favorite of many Hollywood celebrities) or the adorable mini-horses. Make sure the llama doesn’t spit at you while you are checking out the emu. Bunnies, ducks and goats also join the ranks of barnyard friends and ensure that everyone can find an animal to their liking. Healey’s doesn’t stop at mere petting to acquaint visitors with the joys of farming. They offer unique kid-friendly opportunities to experience a slice of farm life. Take their birthday parties, for instance. Not only can the kids spend some quality time with the farm animals, but can they scamper around the fields doing some simple farm work. A 43-acre farm that has been around since 1950, Healey’s also offers classic farm fresh goodies like tasty apples and watermelons, beets, broccoli, summer squash and sweet corn. They have a fabulous array of vegetables and herbs along with seasonal decorations. It’s the perfect
place to spend a crisp harvest afternoon. 1100 Lafayette Road, North Kingstown. 295-0912. Peckham Farm Animal Center, Kingston If you want a quick-stop farm animal experience, drop by the University of Rhode Island’s Peckham Farm. The experiential learning and research center for their Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Peckham Farm is home to a flock of 20 breeding ewes. (That means that in the spring, during lambing season, it’s the best place to cuddle with newborn lambs.) You can also see and pet the cows, horses and pigs that are milling around. The comfortable size and friendly animals make Peckham Farm an excellent reward stop after an afternoon of errands. Route 138, Kingston. 792-4183. Stepping Stone Ranch, West Greenwich Saddle up and ride out into the woods of Arcadia State Park with the professionals from Stepping Stone Ranch at hand. A familyoriented horse farm, the staff there specialize in public trail rides, riding lessons and camps. From a first-time rider to more experienced ones, everyone can enjoy the world from a horse’s back. Take a
trail ride through the woods and stop for a picnic lunch or book one of their overnight stays and enjoy the ranch life for that much longer. Be sure to check out their activity calendar for fun stuff like open trail rides, BBQs and an upcoming traditional harvest dinner. 201 Escoheag Hill Road, West Greenwich. 397-3725. Also check out . . . Simmons Farm, Middletown A ripe-old farm that dates back to 1800, Simmons Farm is another great place to get cozy with the creatures in their friendly petting zoo, which is open year-round. You can also enjoy the full array of farm goodies available as well as petting zoo appropriate treats like goat cheese and eggs. 1942 West Main Road, Middletown. 848-9910. Willow Valley Farm, Richmond Start them young at Willow Valley Farm, a horse farm that specializes in riding lessons for children ages 6-14. They provide training for equestrian competitions in their ample facility, including a large indoor ring, outdoor sand ring and full course of jumps. They also have trails with access to open fields and the Beaver River. 360 Hillsdale Road, Richmond. 742-5211.
Go Home with Good Eats Casey Farm, Saunderstown On the farm, it really is all about the food. The quality of the soil, the healthiness of the plants and the hard work of those who care for them are what produce fresh, delectable edibles that are not only good for you but good to eat. The farmers at Casey Farm are masters at working this magic on the scenic 300 acres of land nestled right next to Narragansett Bay. The RI Division of Agriculture certifies that all of their produce meets organic agricultural standards, with no chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides or pesticides used. They share their produce through their Community Supported Agriculture program, where members of the community buy a share at the beginning of the season and are provided weekly with an ample quantity of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Buying a share isn’t the only way to get your hands on their goodies though. Casey Farm also hosts the Coastal Growers Farmers Market
every Saturday. There you can partake of fresh farm wonders like arugula, broccoli, carrots, corn, garlic, kale, summer squash, sweet potatoes, swish chard, tomatoes and turnips. You can enjoy not only their edible offerings, but also the scenic beauty of the 18th century homestead. Farmed continuously since 1702, Casey Farm is an outstanding historic and cultural treasure as well as a gourmet delight. Guided tours of the farmyard and cemetery are also available, for those who want to soak up the history along with their farm fresh produce. 2325 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown. 295-1030. Arcadian Fields, Hope Valley The quest for the perfect tomato is a never-ending one for many gardeners and diners. It’s a good thing that South County has Diana Kushner and Arcadian Fields to provide beautiful heirloom tomatoes and other exquisite vegetables for the discerning palate. Diana puts a lot of effort into her tomatoes and offers many exotic varieties, such as Brandywines and a
black and green striped cherry tomato she discovered at a farmers market in Paris. Add to this a huge variety of salad greens and herbs like Asian greens, basil, broccoli rabe, chili peppers, collards, dill, lettuce, mustard greens, peppers, scallions, shallots, thyme and winter squash and you have the perfect meal just waiting to happen. 94 Blitzkrieg Trail, Hope Valley. 539-7043. Baby Greens Farm, Exeter A good salad can be hard to come by. Not so at Baby Greens Farm, where they specialize in producing organic gourmet salad greens. You can even get them washed, ready to serve and delivered to your door once a week. Once you try out their produce, you’ll be eager to eat your leafy greens like never before. Maybe it’s just the jump-start you need for healthier eating. Baby Greens Farm offers goodies like arugula, collards, garlic, lettuce, mustard greens, salad greens, tomatoes and fresh herbs. They deliver year round. Bread, cheeses and coffee are also
available. 174 South Road, Exeter. 440-9088. Also check out . . . River Farm, Saunderstown Honey is a sweetener that has been used for thousands of years. Its taste varies from year to year depending on the particular flowers and herbs that the bees visited that season. At River Farm, their hives of bees visit the nearby lavender and wildflower fields and herb pastures. They use no pesticides or medications in their hive management, leading to a product that is pure and delightful. 2424 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown. 453-1473. Earth Care Farm, Charlestown A 30 acre farm that has been around since 1970, Earth Care Farm is behind the creation of Rhode Island’s best microorganism-rich compost, which is probably why their veggies taste so good. At their farm stand, you can find a great range of certified organic heirloom vegetable, herb and edible flower plants. 89 Country Drive, Charlestown. 364-9930.
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For Fun on the Farm Riverside Farm, Charlestown Sure, farming is a lot of work, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of fun to be had as well. Conjure up warm visions of tramping around in galoshes, eating yummy food, picking pumpkins and having some good old fashioned fun. Then go to Riverside Farm and make it all come true. First off, they have the mother of all corn mazes. A 10-acre wonder, you can spend many happy and frantic hours trying to get yourself out of that one. Be forewarned: no rescue crew will come for you, so enter at your own risk. It gets even better come Halloween time when it turns into a haunted maze to go along with Asylum Acres, the creepy haunted hay ride that will make you scream like never before. On a lighter note, you still have a chance to spend many happy hours at Riverside Farm before it gets overtaken by ghouls. Visit their bigger and better apple orchard or their new wildflower fields. Bring some treats, spread out a blanket in their Picnic Pine Grove and enjoy each other’s company. You can even reserve a campfire spot so that you can roast marshmallows or cook hot dogs. Pet the friendly animals that roam the fields, like chickens, peacocks, donkeys, mules and guineas. Before you leave, you can purchase free-range eggs laid by the very chickens the kids have been playing with. Given the range of activities available at Riverside Farm, you’re sure to be stopping by regularly - all the way to Christmas, when you can tramp out into their newly doubled Christmas tree fields and pick the perfect tree. 80 Burdickville Road, Charlestown. 364-8733. Carpenter’s Farm, Wakefield Another farm that has withstood the test of time, Carpenter’s has been a family affair since 1860. As it has expanded
through the years, the fun stuff has gotten bigger and better. Visit their professionally-designed corn maze and watch the kids’ cheeks become rosy in the crisp fall air as they celebrate the joys of autumn. Make sure you stop at the farm stand before you head home to load up on the best of the season. The secret to the stellar corn is apparently the salt breeze that blows over it from the nearby ocean. Enjoy other goodies too, like corn meal, Indian corn, apple sauce and corn stalk bunches. 522 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield. 783-8958. Spring Hill Sugarhouse, Richmond The essence of fall has to be found in fresh-pressed apple cider. There’s nothing more reminiscent of that special note the air gets in autumn than a long, refreshing draught of the sweet, spicy beverage. You can indulge in the taste of fall to your heart’s content at Spring Hill Sugarhouse, where they press apple cider on the premises. You can also pick your own pumpkins and go through their corn maze. And definitely don’t forget to take home some of their sweet and sticky maple syrup, also made on the premises. Make a mental note to return in March when their maple sugaring will be in full swing. 522 Gardner Road, Richmond. 788-7431. Also check out . . . Paradise Farm Alpacas, West Kingston Alpacas are small, gentle llama-like creatures who are prized for their soft fleece. Their sweet, curious temperaments don’t hurt either. Get to know them up close and personal at Paradise Farm Alpacas. You can organize a tour of the farm (individuals or groups) in advance. And if you really love it, book a farm stay for a few nights to really soak up the alpaca ambience. 37 Bell Schoolhouse Road, West Kingston. 5396168. SO
Straight from the Farm Farmer’s markets bring the harvest to you So you don’t have time to make it to every farm to buy produce straight from the growers. That’s okay – the growers like to get together to make it easier for you. Here is a sampling of the farmer’s markets that are happening locally, every day.
Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, Narragansett Happening Sunday mornings through October, the Narragansett farmer’s market hosts growers like Dave-Chris Farm & Nursery in South Kingstown, Lydon Family Tomatoes in Tiverton and Schartner Farms in Exeter. Get honey from Ashaway Apiary, soap from Buttonwoods Bathworks in North Kingstown, or ready-made edibles from Narragansett’s West Bay Gourmet if you can’t wait to get home to eat. Mystic/Denison Farmer’s Market, Mystic Between now and the end of October, take a Sunday afternoon drive to Mystic to sample the best of Connecticut’s farms. Enjoy fruit and herbs from 18th Century Purity Farm in Moosup, salad greens from Aiki Farms in Ledyard, beef from Studio Farms in Voluntown or produce from Terra Firma Farm in Stonington.
Monday East Greenwich Farmer’s Market From 3-6pm on Monday afternoons, get fresh at the East Greenwich Farmer’s Market. While you’re welcome to take home oysters from the Matunuck Oyster Farm or apples from North Scituate’s Barden Family Orchard, you can feast right there from the delicious Olga’s Cup & Saucer and Seven Stars bakeries in Providence, salsa from South Kingstown’s Poblano Farms or Bravo Wood Fired Pizza in North Kingstown.
Tuesday Marina Park Farmer’s Market, Wakefield The Marina Park market happens Tuesday afternoons from 2-6pm, where you can find meats from Charlestown’s Fortuna’s Sausage Company, produce from Red Horse Farm in Exeter and fruit from Narrow Lane Orchard in North Kingstown. If you’re too hungry to wait, get some chowder and clam cakes from Uncle Jeff’s Homemade, a food truck that you’ll find there every week.
Thursdays, you can get a bit of history along with farm-fresh foods like goat cheese from The Reynolds Farm Goat Cheese in North Kingstown, and produce from Narrow Lane Orchard and Red Horse Farm. Westerly-Pawcatuck Farmer’s Market Thursday mornings, head to this market, organized by the Westerly Land Trust, for blueberries and corn from Fenner Ridge Farm in Hope Valley, pork from Highland Thistle Farm in Canterbury, CT, and bakery items from Westerly’s Vesta Bakery, among many others.
Block Island Farmer’s Market As if you needed another reason to day-trip to Block Island, head to our little island escape on Wednesdays for their morning market at Manisses Corner, where you can get island-raised foods, like heirloom vegetables from Blazing Star Farm and honey from the Littlefield Bee Farm.
Goddard Park Farmer’s Market On the border between Warwick and East Greenwich, Goddard Park hosts a market every Friday morning through October. Sample greens from Chepachet’s Absalona Greenhouse, pork and beef from Hill Farm in Foster (which is a favorite of area restaurants who emphasize farm-to-table) and herbs and flowers from Maplewood Farm in Portsmouth. To treat your pooch, buy him something from Cranston’s Jack’s Snacks, which is a dog bakery.
Exeter Farmer’s Market This farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30pm at the Exeter Public Library. Take home a bounty of fruits, herbs, produce and eggs from Ledge Ends Farm, which is part of the East Greenwich Land Trust, or meats and goat’s milk products (like soap and the milk itself) from West Greenwich’s Hidden Meadows Farm.
Charlestown Farmer’s Market Friday mornings at the Cross Mills Public Library, and Friday evenings in September at the Quonochontaug Grange, shop the Charlestown Farmer’s Market. Get free-range eggs and beef from the Browning Homestead in Matunuck, which is in its 11th generation of opera-
North Kingstown Farmer’s Market Held at Smith’s Castle from 2-6pm on
tion. South Kingstown’s Indigo Farm brings herbs and flowers, Matunuck’s
Ninigret Oyster Farm brings fresh shellfish, and the organic One Love Farm in Hope Valley has fruits and vegetables.
Saturday Coastal Growers Farmer’s Market Growers and gourmands from all over the state head to Casey Farm on Saturday mornings for this market. Local farms are well represented, as is the city: Providence’s Farmstead Cheese and Pawtucket’s New Harvest Coffee Roasters and Besto Pesto all head down to partake. South Kingstown/URI Farmer’s Market At East Farm, this farmer’s market happens Saturday mornings through October. Get meats and eggs from Masson Farm in Wakefield, plants from S&P Gardiner Farm in South Kingstown or fruits from Wannuchecomecut Farm in North Kingstown. To treat your body (you know, besides giving it the benefit of eating all of these fresh veggies) sample the lotions from Earth Essence Herbals in Charlestown. Richmond Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings through October at the Richmond Town Hall, get a taste of the area. Wyoming’s Cedar Edge Farm brings organic fruits, vegetables and flowers. Daughters of the Queen brings carefully cultivated honey from Charlestown, and you can get up close and personal with some furry friends courtesy of Hannah’s Farm Alpacas in Ashaway. For more information on any market, visit www.farmfresh.org. SO
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Part of the backbone of Rhode Island’s farming renaissance is the Sustainable Agriculture @ URI program, which provides free technical, logistic, and disease/pest support to local farmers. The program started with a federal Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant, enabling the university to work with the state’s commercial vegetable and fruit growers, and developed from there into a full-blown consultation and information network. Now, headed by Agricultural Extension Agent Kristen Castrataro, Sustainable Agriculture @ URI helps beginning, transitioning, expanding and otherwise stumped farmers plan their businesses. It generally goes like this: a new farm contacts Castrataro and explains what it wants to do, but the owners aren’t sure if they have the details right, so Castrataro comes out and does a consultation, determining the needs of both the farm and its farmers. She helps them develop a plan of action, and helps execute the technical aspects along the way. Spearheaded by Castrataro and Professor Rebecca Brown, the program has developed a huge network of resources, from laboratories to pathologists to government organizations, and brokers that information for the benefit of Rhode Island’s farming community. To date, over 300 of the state’s 1200 farms are on Castrataro’s mailing list. “We do a lot of networking,” she laughs. “That way, if we don’t have it ourselves, we can refer farmers to the appropriate people.” http://cels.uri.edu/sustainableag.
With that, URI has the outreach covered. Next fall, they’re looking inwards toward their student population as the next generation of farmers with an important, cutting edge major: Sustainable Agriculture. URI has always offered courses focused on sustainability, notably in the areas of livestock and ornamentals such as turf grasses and nursery crops. What’s new, or rather, renewed, is the focus on food production agriculture. “We’re responding to both an increase in demand for locally grown food, and increasing interest on the part of the students,” says Brown, who has had a strong hand in the construction of the new undergraduate major. It’s not that the university is adding a bunch of new professors and new classes, not yet anyway. “What we’re putting together is a new major. Some new classes, but a lot of it is existing classes - we’ve had horticulture classes at URI,” says Brown. But they will be adding several new classes, and possibly some new faculty, as the Sustainable Agriculture major finds its groove. Among the new offerings will be Professor Brown’s Vegetable Crops Practicum, a spring semester course that will teach students to grow salad greens in unheated greenhouses. Rhode Island has already been swept up in the farm to table movement, and URI’s new program only promises to deepen the state’s commitment to sustainable, local-level farming. http://cels. uri.edu/sustainableag SO
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The new dance/workout craze that’s sweeping the nation As I walked into the Zumba class at Gold’s Gym in East Greenwich, I looked around and started to get nervous. Was this going to be a lame, ‘80s style workout routine with overzealous instructors and bored soccer moms? Or was my butt about to be kicked with a high-energy spin class-style routine? I’ve been looking for a workout that provides toning without being torturous, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to plunge into something so intense. I had heard a lot about Zumba over the past year, and I figured I’d give it a shot. For those that haven’t heard of Zumba, it’s best defined as a hybrid Latin/African dance class mixed with aerobic exercise. The concept became popular in the early ‘00s with instructional, do it in your own home videos and eventually moved to gyms that started certifying Zumba instructors. I guess my experience fell somewhere in the middle of my expectations. The instructors were pretty intense, telling us to “shake those hips,” but because Zumba combines fast and slow Latin rhythms with aerobic exercise, for a good half-hour I forgot I was working out. One of the trainers at the front desk warned me that I would work up a good sweat for the hour-long class. I thought he was exaggerating. We were just going to be dancing for an hour, right? He offered me a bottle of water, but I initially declined. Once I heard the fast-paced music and saw what we’d be doing, I saw his point. I was going to take full advantage of the free water. While Zumba won’t make you hate exercise and loathe the gym for days, it wasn’t what I would call a light workout. The moves the instructors taught us ranged from salsa steps to parts of African dances. We used our whole
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It has been said by many a funloving fashionista that “pink is the new black.” One look at the bubblegum-colored storefront of Lulabells in Wickford and you will immediately know that there is nothing “black” or dull about what lies inside. Located in the heart of historic Wickford, tucked in between the crisply painted white churches and old colonial-style homes, Lulabells is the second location of Susan and Donald Robertson’s jewelry and fine gift shop. The couple began their own business after taking over what was previously Wellspring Books and Pottery in Newport in 2000. Gradually including their own selection of jewelry and creative gifts with the previous owner’s lines, the Robertsons’ vision of a unique gift shop with a focus on local artists came to life. With the store tailored to the their taste, the couple chose a name, Lulabells, after a nickname given to Susan’s mother, and decided to make their logo a poodle in reference to the pet she had as a child. Ever since, the shop has been
a go-to for gifts for all occasions for both Rhode Islanders and tourists. After finding their footing in the Newport shop, the Robertsons decided to expand their business three years ago, opening up a location near to their home in North Kingstown. The new store allows them to further their connections to the community, something that Susan says is important to them personally and from a business aspect. “We try whenever we can to help local artists, carrying their lines and supporting their work. It is important to us to support the community we live and work in,” she says. Taking a look around the store, which is full of beautifully crafted home décor items, fine gifts, and pretty jewelry pieces, it is clear that the couple lives up to this dedication. Many of the lines they carry are designed by local artists, adding to the unique feel of the shop. “We try to offer a mix of handmade and moderately priced gifts, things that are different than what you would find in chain retail stores,” says Su-
san. Through the product shows they attend during the year and local artists that approach them, hoping that the store will carry their lines, the Robertsons bring in what they like and what they think their customers will like. Just from talking with Susan, it is clear that she and her husband enjoy what they do. To them, their shops are not only a business, but also a way to immerse themselves in the community and develop relationships with their neighbors, as many people become repeat customers to Lulabells. Says Susan, “We often have people come in who tell us that they can always count on us for a gift, and are always able to find something new and different here. That is what we aim for, to give people a nice place to shop, with good variety, in a nice area like Wickford or Newport to walk around.” With locations in pleasant, friendly areas and a selection that is sure to please all tastes, Lulabells is the perfect destination for gifts - even if they are just for yourself. 12 Main Street, Wickford. www.lulabells.com
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Skin damage is also common after spending hours in the hot summer sun. What tips do you have for replenishing burnt, damaged skin? The best way to protect skin from the harsh summer sun is, of course, to use sunscreen before going out and while being out in the sun. Regularly moisturizing the skin before and after being out is key as well. Lotions with UV protection and various skin renewing properties can only help. Washing using a sugar scrub is an effective, easy
way to exfoliate summer dry skin. Finally, an effective moisturizing trick I learned years ago from a baby oil commercial: before drying off after a shower, apply baby oil to the skin, then pat dry. Voila! Moisturized, baby soft skin! As far as fall trends, are there any new beauty styles to look for? Whether they be hair, makeup, or beauty product updates, what’s new this season? Oh, there are so many beauty product updates. For hair, TIGI is revamping their product lines into three lines: one for curly hair, one for sleek hair and one for volume. Moroccan Oil has a most wonderful shampoo and conditioner out; they have introduced Moroccan Oil Light and a new curl defining cream. For nails, CND has a gel polish and gel nails line out called Shellac. Polish stays on two solid weeks without chipping, dulling or color fade. I had one customer the other day whose shellac manicure lasted one month! The best part is it comes off quite easily without trauma to the nail. OPI’s fall collection came out this week, the Swiss Collection, with gorgeous colors ranging from reds to teal to gold or silver sparkle.
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Imagine, working from home every day, a cool ocean breeze filling the studio and the leaves of a massive banana tree fanning you softly. Just a stone’s throw away, fig, key lime, pear and orange trees, in various stages of their fruit-bearing cycle, surround an expansive patio where morning coffee is savored and sunsets paint the trees an amber hue. No, it’s not an exotic, intoxicatingly tropical Caribbean locale; it’s the Marshall family compound, tucked away on a quiet lane in Jamestown. Flanked by the Dumplings (an area of town named for the rock outcroppings found along the coastline) and Fort Wetherill State Park, the shady parcel was discovered by author, sailor and yacht designer Roger Marshall in the most unlikely fashion. “I did the Half-Ton Cup World Championship in Chicago. It’s a funny story, because we were sailing against a boat that had come from Narragansett Bay,” he recalls. At the time, he was living on Long Island and working in the Big Apple, but the young yachtsman was enticed by an around-theisland race in September, one of the Ocean State’s most charming months. “So we came up and did the race – we won our class – and some people who were on the crew invited us here, to the island, for dinner. We came ashore, and we really loved it.” He and his wife Mary, also a writer, took the plunge and moved to this new, uncharted territory, persuaded
by Conanicut Island’s tranquility and small town charm. Roger built the main home there in 1980, “And I have the scars to prove it,” he jests, with just a hint of his long-faded English accent coming to the surface. Marshall was architecturally ahead of his time, designing the home with a “reverse living” floor plan: kitchen and living room on the top floors, bedrooms on the bottom. With views that stretch all the way to Block Island on a clear day from the highest point, the design was set to maximize the 180-degree panorama. Of course, as time has passed, Mother Nature has waged an aggressive advance on those views, with the treetops closing in as the years go by. “I used to be able to see the sea before I put this greenhouse in and the trees grew too big. See it through there?” he asks. “I told the guy over at the park, ‘If you come in and find your trees have been lopped, don’t worry about it,’ and he said, ‘Oh I won’t worry about it, I’ll know who did it.’” While the main abode is impressive, we’ve decided to focus on the second structure Marshall built: an expansive space to house two separate workspaces for both him and his wife. Having written more than 600 newspaper and magazine articles (his work has appeared worldwide in publications including The New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Sports Illustrated, Sail, Yachting World, Seahorse and more) and authoring 14 books, it is no surprise that his space is littered with neatly arranged
books from end to end. A vaulted ceiling and large windows soak the room with natural light, and there’s plenty of space to showcase mementos from Marshall’s illustrious sailing experience. After completing a program in small craft design at Southampton College in England, Marshall moved to the United States in 1972 to take a position at Sparkman & Stephens, the design firm headed by the late, renowned yachtsmen Olin J. Stephens and Roderick Stephens. Cutting his teeth there for more than five years, Marshall moved on to establish his own yacht design firm, designing boats ranging from 15-foot dinghies to a 55-foot powerboat and an 85-foot schooner. He has also sailed in many world and national championships, in the half-ton worlds as the lone British entrant, 11 Bermuda races (twice with the British Onion Patch team), five Fastnet races (twice with the British Admiral’s Cup team), and the 1997 Atlantic Challenge from New York to Falmouth England, placing third. Signal flags, race patches and half-hull boat models, some of which he built himself, commemorate his experiences, while awards, certificates, distinctions and accolades pepper the walls alongside sentimental keepsakes and photos of his family. Marshall’s two adult sons both have been bitten by the sailing bug (“a little too much” he shares), both racing and teaching the craft they learned from a tender age from their father.
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Marshall’s accomplishments are not relegated to paper only; his other passion blooms all around. An accomplished gardener, Marshall constructed two impressive greenhouses and maintains what could be described as a micro-farm on the surrounding, nearly one-acre property. “Pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, sorrel, artichokes, Brussels spouts, cabbage, leeks,” he rattles off haphazardly. “The onions I just picked, so there’s gaps in the garden, and there’s herbs, asparagus… I got turnips, I got carrots, I got potatoes.” He continues on with a list that seems to suggest he and his family could live off the grid for some time if need be. Thirty-six ears of corn were picked out back over the weekend, and Marshall has started seeds for the winter crop of snow peas, and the greens: pak choi and bok choi, chard and kale. “We started that in the cold green house where they’ll stay pretty much for the whole winter,” he explains. Pretty much, he’s enjoying the fruits of his labor all year long, cooking up a storm. Even the banana tree, which grew so tall and fruitful that he needed to remove a ceiling pane of glass last year, does dual duty in the kitchen as Marshall uses the leaves of the tree in many of his dishes. “This is what I do,” he says, though he admits it is quite the consuming hobby. “That’s the problem, the trouble. It takes time,” he says, examining an asparagus plant. The encompassing commitment though, has it rewards. “See my pumpkin?” he says, giddy with delight. “You gotta see this. It’ll grow for a while yet. I had to put a shelf in just to hold it up there.” Sounds like it will be well worth the wait.
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Pub Crawl South County’s Fat Bellies just keep getting bigger Voted Best Ice Cream in R.I.
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What’s the vibe like at Fat Belly’s Pub? When’s the best time to come and enjoy a pint? The vibe is basically a comfortable neighborhood pub where neighbors and friends meet. Any time is a good time for a pint and a fresh Angus burger.
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Now with four locations, Fat Belly’s is becoming more and more popular. You’ve won several awards, and been recognized for your friendly neighborhood feel. Do you find that things have changed, or are your restaurants just as they were when you started? Only the faces change. We are very big on training and consistency; all managers and chefs are always communicating and having meetings on ways to get better and better. Also, we see that we have something very unique and special and we are trying to grow as best as we can. What’s the story with your new Providence location? Can people expect the same great scene as your other pubs? Providence is going to be very special and the most unique. The building that we are in is one of the oldest buildings in the state as well as the country. All the walls are made of original stone and there are timbers as support beams holding the building up that were actually used in some of the ships that came over from Ireland and
England many years ago. As we grow, I believe that we will try to replicate the Fat Belly’s in Wakefield, as that is how we would like most (locations) to look. However, as far as our first big city pub, the Providence location should be our flagship. As primarily an Irish pub, how do you keep up that feel during the 364 days of the year that aren’t St. Patrick’s? We actually try to make it more of an upscale European pub than anything else. We try to make it as comfortable as we can. We want our customers to feel if they got lost somewhere in the foothills of Ireland or somewhere in Great Britain and they came across a pub, this is what they would find – except better food. In addition to your considerable list of beers, you also pride yourself on your delicious, fresh, quality pub food. Are there any specialties that Fat Belly’s is known for? I actually am a Certified Executive Chef and former college instructor at Johnson and Wales. Most of my training was in Europe and fine dining restaurants throughout the country. I believe people are most happy with our fresh ingredients and homemade dressings. Every food item is fresh and we try to use as many local vegetables as we can. As far as a menu item, we are well known for our burgers (winning the
best burger in the state) as well as our own homemade grilled pizzas.
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Looking at your menu, Fat Belly’s seems more food-centric than most pubs. Would you say your patrons come for your extensive menu rather than simply a stool at the bar? I do believe now that most people come in for our food and then are pleasantly surprised by our service, look and quality. With baseball still going strong and football season starting, sports fans are looking for a great pub to watch the game. Is Fat Belly’s sports friendly? What’s the scene like there on a Sunday afternoon? We have many big screen TVs, all broadcast in HDMI, and we also have DirecTV. We make sure to carry all sports packages, including the NFL and college playoff games. Do you have any specials going on for the sport-loving crowds? We always have sporting events specials. Each Fat Belly’s has 90% of the same menu, however, all have their own chefs making their own specials. Scott Parker owns and Sal Buscemi manages Fat Belly’s Pubs, with locations in East Greenwich, Warwick, Wakefield, and soon Providence. www. fatbellyspub.com
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So Delicious | Foodie Journal
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Farewell to Summer The season’s bounty continues into fall What a curious summer it has been, beginning with the weather. Because of the sunny, hot weather, very similar to the summers in Italy, we were eating beautiful red, ripe tomatoes from our garden earlier than ever before. I usually can count on having that first ripe tomato by the third week in July, but this year we bit into our homegrown cherry tomatoes right after the Fourth. I can report similar doings with my basil plants. Usually I’m making plenty of pesto with fresh basil and other key ingredients all through August. This year my basil plants were simply gorgeous in June, and the pesto process began very early. There are various recipes for pesto, but this is how I make it. In my blender, I combine about two cups of firmly packed fresh basil leaves, three garlic cloves and ½ cup of pine nuts, and purée until smooth. I add ¾ of a cup of grated cheese, Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, or a combination of the two. Blend that briefly. Then add at least ½ cup of olive oil to mix well until you have a smooth consistency. I portion out each batch of pesto into glass jars. Top each jar of pesto with a thin layer of olive oil before putting on the lid. Store these jars of pesto in the refrigerator. Once again, summer is sadly coming to an end in South County. But there are some wonderful events coming up this month, so read on. FEAST IN THE FIELD >> One of the loveliest events held in Rhode Island is the annual Feast in the Field at Greenvale Vineyards, scheduled this year for Friday, September 10. From 6-9pm, our
farms and farmers will be celebrated with a backdrop of ripening grapes in the vineyard overlooking the Sakonnet River. On a late summer evening, this is hard to beat. As the season comes to an end, this culinary celebration in Portsmouth will benefit New England FarmWays. The feast consists of local wines and foods prepared by Chef Casey Riley and his team from the Newport Restaurant Group. The cost is $150 per person. To register, call 592-0209. MANSIONS, WINE AND FOOD >> What more could you ask for? Celebrity chefs, wines from around the world and fabulous food from the region’s best restaurants – that’s a promise from this year’s Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival slated for September 24-26. Sponsored by Food & Wine Magazine, this event will take place at two mansions, Rosecliff and Marble House, in Newport. More than 500 wines will be available for tasting. Cooking demonstrations, a Sunday jazz brunch, live and silent auctions and more than 20 New England restaurants and caterers will be featured. All proceeds will benefit the Preservation Society of Newport County. For details and ticket information, call 8471000, ext. 140, or visit www.newportmansionswineandfood.org. GOURMET TOURS ARE A GO >> Tickets are now on sale for the Newport Gourmet Tours, chef-guided walking tours of this city by the sea with stops at restaurants, kitchens and gourmet shops. Each two-hour tour covers less than two miles with a half-dozen stops for chats with
chefs and food samplings. The tours are led by Michael Martini, a chef who trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and who now has 20 years of experience in Rhode Island restaurants. The Bellevue Tour runs every Thursday at 2pm starting out from the Hotel Viking. Two other tours are in the works for this fall. The cost is $45 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, 23 America’s Cup Avenue; by calling 800-979-3370; or by visiting www.newportgourmettours. com. For more info, call 787-4058. LEARN HOW TO COOK >> I recently got to sit in on a Chez Nicole Cooking Class, offered by Nicole Spaulding of Wakefield. Tune in next month for details on that delightful experience. Nicole is from the southwest region of France, the land of truffles and foie gras. She offers small, hands-on cooking classes in her home on Saturday mornings starting at 9:30. The three-hour class ends with the group enjoying the food they have just prepared. All the ingredients and original recipes are provided by Nicole. The fee is $75 per person. Upcoming classes will be chicken main courses on September 4, quiches and soufflés on September 11, everyday easy meals on September 18, soups and desserts on September 25. For more info or to sign up for a class, call 782-1768, or visit www.cheznicolecookingclasses. com. If you have news dealing with food, restaurants or chefs, feed it to Linda Beaulieu at Lindab2720@aol.com.
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So Delicious | Review
By Linda Beaulieu
A Delicious Comeback Two legendary restaurateurs return with a taste of Italy With deep Rhode Island roots that
Photograpy: Marc Creedon
extend all the way to Sicily, Sergio’s Italian Ristorante is just waiting to be discovered by folks who appreciate truly outstanding cuisine. The restaurant is named after the son of Terry and Pat Orlando, a couple who for years owned the legendary Pat Orlando’s restaurant in Johnston. Their decision to retire a few years ago was premature. After a year of taking it easy, the husband-and-wife team decided to get back into the restaurant business, this time in southern Rhode Island. They took over the Saunderstown spot formerly known as Valuna, and before that, Heffie’s. Judging by the many cars in the parking lot, it looks like the old fans of Pat Orlando’s have found this new location, and new fans are discovering this excellent eatery every day. We walked in on a Thursday night around 5:30, we settled into a comfy booth and soon had the attention of a spunky waitress who took our drink order. Somehow that waitress got busy, and another friendly young woman said she would be taking care of us that evening. Unfortunately, with that shift, we never heard about the nightly specials. I think we missed out on some delectable dishes, but that did not detract from our dining experience at Sergio’s. Just about everything we tasted had us rolling our eyes with pleasure and giving this restaurant a huge thumbs-up.
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We put Sergio’s to the test by starting out with an order of Arancini ($8.95), those Sicilian rice balls that must be prepared just so to please our picky palates; these passed with flying colors. This dish gets its name from its shape and color, similar to an orange (the Italian word for orange is arancia). At Sergio’s, the Arancini is the perfect appetizer for two people to share. Each serving consists of two large golden brown balls of rice, coated with breadcrumbs and deepfried. Deep inside are delectable morsels of meat and cheese. On the side is a small dish of the freshest marinara sauce imaginable for dipping. (I found out later in a conversation with Pat Orlando that he makes his sauce daily with San Marzano tomatoes from Italy, considered by many chefs to be the best in the world.) Another fabulous appetizer is the Fritto Misto di Pesce ($15.95), which is more than enough for two people to share. This is a heaping platter of fried seafood, specifically shrimp, calamari, scallops and smelts. I don’t know how they do it, but there is not one drop of grease in this dish. The seafood is amazingly dry, crisp and crunchy to the bite, and full of oceanfresh flavor. With a spritz of fresh lemon, we dove in, relishing every mouthful. There are certain dishes that I must have when I see them on a given menu. Here, it was the Pasta Carbonara ($19.95). Many, many years ago I
had my first gourmet meal at a friend’s house, a guy who was a foodie before that word even existed. He made this incredible pasta dish, unlike anything I had ever had before. To this day, it’s something I crave. At Sergio’s, it is elevated to the highest level of Italian cooking using freshly made pasta as the base. (Orlando said he makes his fresh pasta at least twice a week.) I had my choice of pasta, and I went with tagliatelle. Mixed into the long ribbons of delicate pasta were bits of sautéed pancetta (Italian bacon) and a decadent sauce made with butter, egg yolks and Parmigiano cheese. I truly savored every bite. On the other side of the table, my dining companion wanted a pure, classic Italian dinner – Vitello Cotoletta Parmigiana ($20.95). Translated, this is “veal parm” as Rhode Islanders like to call it. Real veal is pounded, then breaded and fried to a perfectly cooked, tender state. The layers of veal cutlets are topped with more of that fresh marinara sauce, and then fresh mozzarella cheese that melts into the sauce and meat. This dish was outstanding. On the side was a generous bowl of penne pasta that was served correctly. The red sauce was not simply dumped on top of the pasta. Instead, it was mixed well into the penne, coating each and every tube of pasta – just like my Italian grandmother used to make it. House salads came with our entrees, for which we created our own salad dressing. Years ago, chef friends of mine turned me on to the unique combination of Italian dressing and blue cheese dressing. Our
waitress didn’t blink when we asked for both, which came in small bowls on the side. We drizzled first the oil and vinegar dressing on our salad greens, and then the creamy blue cheese on top. If you’ve never done this, give it a try. And after you’ve eaten the salad, wipe up some of that combined dressing with a chunk of Italian bread. I ended my Italian dinner with a simple bowl of chocolate gelato ($4). One taste and I was transported back to an outdoor caffe in Rome, where I had my first gelato experience. This was just as rich and chocolatey, but it was lighter, almost fluffy in texture – different, but still enjoyable. If you’re at Sergio’s on a Saturday night, you might want to consider the prime rib special, which is a prime cut of meat the restaurant gets from a Boston supplier. Orlando said that you can’t find that cut of meat anywhere else in Rhode Island – another indication that this is not just another Italian restaurant. Linda Beaulieu is the author of The Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook, available at stores throughout the state.
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Bay Voyage Inn
150 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown. 423-2100 ext 315, bayvoyageinn.com Enjoy breathtaking views and award-winning seasonal dishes made of the freshest ingredients. Offers elegant sea-inspired cuisine and an extensive beverage menu. D $$-$$$
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364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. 789-2422 Bistro By The Sea is a casual fine dining experience with universal appeal. Enjoy outdoor seating and indulge in their irresistible fresh baked bread. D $$-$$$
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1814 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown. 667-4999 A reputation for the best homemade pasta, sauce & Italian food anywhere in RI. Casual - Delicious - Affordable. D $$-$$$
16 West Main Street, Wickford. 294-5771, tavernbytheseari.com Tavern By The Sea serves up delicious salads, grilled pizzas, pasta, seafood and meat entrees. Enjoy the romantic and rustic atmosphere out on their deck. LD $-$$
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250 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett. 783-2306, georgesofgalilee.com This picturesque waterfront restaurant boasts the widest selection of fresh local seafood, sushi, lobster specials and prime rib. Take-out and covered deck seating is available. LD $-$$$
enue, Jamestown. 423-3731, trattoriasimpatico.com Trattoria Simpatico is casual fine dining in an elegant atmosphere. Munch on salads, appetizers or oysters from their raw bar available on the heated outdoor deck. BLD $$-$$$
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38 Water Street, East Greenwich. 884-6363, harboursideri.com Outdoor dining, live entertainment and fresh local seafood come together at this seaside eatery. Free valet parking and customer docking at their marina is available. LD $-$$$
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865 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. 789-8153 Overlooking the beautiful Bonnet Shores, Twin Willows offers American cuisine done right. Enjoy an enticing full service menu and delicious cocktails on their outdoor deck. LD $-$$
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BEACHEAD Corn Neck Road; 4662249. This legendary beachside restaurant features traditional New England fare, fresh seafood and old classics with a new twist. Enjoy stunning ocean views and a large outside dining deck overlooking Crescent Beach. LD $$ FROOZIES JUICE BAR AND CAFÉ 26 Dodge Street; 466-2230. Froozies serves real fruit smoothies and organic coffee, specialty wraps, grilled sandwiches, falafel and veggie burgers. House specialties include the breakfast burrito loaded with black beans, homemade salsa, guacamole and cheese. BL $-$$ THE NATIONAL HOTEL TAP & GRILLE 189 Water Street; 466-2901. The National is Block Island’s only steak-
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ELEVEN FORTY NINE RESTAURANT 1149 Division Street (Warwick-East Greenwich line); 884-1149; also 965 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk; 508-3361149. Metropolitan chic comes to the suburbs at this super stylish restaurant. With their raw bar, outstanding menu, and some of the best cocktails around, the problem of where to go on a Friday night is solved. LD $$-$$$ GRILLE ON MAIN 50 Main Street; 885-2200. With an eclectic menu offering such surprises as the sesame tuna martini and indulgent pear and gorgonzola pizza, this Pinelli-Marra restaurant is famous for their fusion of classic American favorites and playful flavor combinations. LD $-$$ HARBOURSIDE LOBSTERMANIA 38 Water Sreet; 884-6363. Harbourside is classic Rhode Island seafood in a classic Rhode Island setting. Their gorgeous view of Greenwich Cove is the perfect backdrop for favorites like New England clam chowder, fish and chips, and baked scrod, or their famous Lobstermania with seafood stuffing, a tradition for over 30 years. LD $-$$$ HEMENWAY’S DOCKSIDE DINING 28 Water Street; 336-3920. The second location of this Providence mainstay brings the high quality seafood for which it’s famous to Greenwich Harbor. It’s fresh, expertly prepared food
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Exeter SOPHIE’S COFFEE 669 South County Trail; 667-7467. Sophie’s is a local favorite for morning coffee and breakfast or a quick bite for lunch. They offer muffins, scones, pastries, and breakfast and deli sandwiches. BL $
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.
The seafood au gratin, a casserole of shrimp, scallops and lobster prepared in a delicious mornay sauce, will leave any customer more than satisfied. LD $-$$ TRATTORIA SIMPATICO 13 Narragansett Avenue; 423-3731. Jamestown’s signature restaurant offers casual fine dining in a relaxed al fresco setting. Enjoy a raw bar, small plate menu and seafood with regional flair in a classic Victorian building. LD $$-$$$
Narragansett ARTURO JOE’S 140 Point Judith Road; 789-3230. This full-service restaurant includes a martini lounge and private function room and features Italian food ranging from bruschetta and wood grilled pizzas to pastas, veal and fish dishes, along with an extensive wine and cocktail list. LD $-$$
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AUNT CARRIE’S 1240 Ocean Road; 783-7930. For over 85 years, this Rhode Island 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 $-$$$
IGGY’S DOUGHBOYS 1157 Point Judith Road; 783-5608. 889 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick; 737-9439. Clam cakes and a cup of chowder – it’s not South County without ‘em and Iggy’s has the best around. Enjoy it all al fresco, and don’t forget the doughboys. LD $-$$
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 $$-$$$
MARINER GRILLE 140 Point Judith Road; 284-3282. Not to be missed by seafood lovers, the Mariner Grille is the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long week, with an extensive wine list, a hearty lunch menu, and an endless array of delicious seafood offerings. LD $-$$
Coast Guard House 40 Ocean Road; 789-0700. This historic landmark doubles as an elegant restaurant overlooking Narragansett Beach. Start with clam chowder and move on to shrimp scampi or a lobster roll. Bring the kids for brunch on Sundays. LD $$-$$$
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OCEAN VIEW CHINESE RESTAURANT 140 Point Judith Road; 7839070. Ocean View has been serving South County authentic Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine since 1983, with all the classics you love, plus original chef’s creations and great vegetarian options. D $-$$ RED STRIPE 81 Point Judith Road; 792-3200. Red Stripe serves classic comfort food with a French influence. It’s the traditional brasserie experience with a unique edge – food that’s reasonably priced and made with passion. LD $$-$$$ Spain Of Narragansett 1144 Ocean Road; 783-9770. The exceptional wait staff and wide array of authentic Spanish seafood, veal and chicken dishes make Spain of Narragansett the perfect place to dine. The romantic setting and extensive wine list will keep you coming back for more. D $$-$$$ TRIO 15 Kingstown Road; 792-4333. A Newport Harbor Corporation restaurant, Trio is a triple-threat restaurant with its innovative menu, inviting European décor and warm, attentive service. Enjoying a meal of chops, seafood, or pasta is the order of the day. Also rave-worthy are the Artisan Pizzas, which come in a variety of flavors and preparations. LD $$-$$$ TWIN WILLOWS 865 Boston Neck Road; 789-8153. Twin Willows is a sports pub and family restaurant with a menu of grilled dinners and seafood. It promises an evening of “high spirits and good times.” LD $-$$
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PINELLI’S CAFÉ AT NIGHT 701 Quaker Lane; 821-8828. This BYOB deli by day, café by night serves traditional Italianstyle deli food for the lunch crowd, and offers a wide array of appetizers, entrees, pastas and steaks for dinner. LD $-$$
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September FROM PREVIOUS PAGE September 24-26 Granted, the audio headset tour that has been guiding you through the splendor that is Marble House may have mentioned a thing or two about railroad barons and commerce, but don’t think for a second that this summer cottage was built as a tribute to industry. Nope. Everyone knows that the real reason behind the architecture and accompanying grand views was the dinner party. Do you really think that the upper crust would have RSVP’d to a friendly potluck supper in someone’s eat-in kitchen, complete with bar stools? The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival returns to these days of grand entertainment, with a weekend of celebrity chefs, wine seminars and two days of grand tastings, as over 100 wineries stake out the lawn. Marble House and Rosecliff, Newport. Schedule and admission fees vary. Check website for most up-todate information. 847-1000 ext. 140, www.newportmansions.org. September 3 Immerse yourself in the soundtrack that must follow conductor Francisco Noya as he goes about his daily business, when the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra strikes up classics, Broadway tunes and faves like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Raindate: September 4. 8-10pm. Free. Eldredge Field, 101 First Avenue, East Greenwich. 886-8662, www.ri-philharmonic.org. September 4-6 Reel in the bounty from local docks during Fish and Ships, for eats like steamed lobster, grilled fish, scallops, chowder and a raw bar, that easily beat out that soggy snack bar burger you were expecting. 11am-4pm. $24, $22 seniors, $15 ages 6-17; separate fee for food. Mystic Seaport, 75 Green-
manville Avenue, Mystic, CT. 860-5725315, www.mysticseaport.org. September 8 Go green at the Sustainable Biodiesel Workshop, as guest speakers Rich Cregar, Nat Harris, Randy Lohr and Jim Malloy discuss how biodiesel can be a viable clean alternative to petroleum, and you can justify eating more fries. 1-4:30pm. Free. University of Rhode Island, Memorial Union Ballroom, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston. www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/ec/ CTEP.html. September 10-12 Dig a really big hole during the Historical Construction Equipment Expo, where machines like the 1928 Wilford Model B Shovel get the job done. September 10: 8am-dark; September 11: 8am-5pm; September 12: 8am-3pm. $5, weekend: $10, under 12 free. Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Town House Road, Richmond. 419-352-5616, www.hcea.net. September 10-25 Discover Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, winner of the 1963 Tony Award for best play, that will have you reconsidering any impromptu dinner party invitations extended by new associates. $27, $24 seniors and members, $18 students and children under 18. Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston. 782-1018, www.courthousearts.org. September 12 School yourself with psychic and medical clairvoyant Kristos Tsompanelis about the hierarchy and superiority that the winged ones display during the Kabalistic Angel Workshop, so you’ll stop asking the wrong peep in your spirit world for love help. 10am-6pm. $150. All That Matters, 315 Main Street, Wakefield.
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Abandon Ship Through October 3: You’ll have to assume someone else’s identity during your tour of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Upon entrance, visitors receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard the doomed ship. The chronological journey follows the life of the Titanic, from construction, to life on board, to the sinking on April 15, 1912. Along the way, you’ll view recreated First and Third Class Cabins, as well as over 125 artifacts rescued from the ship’s debris, including White Star Line etched china, a porthole and a glass jar containing powder. Using a fake social security card at the end, you will discover your impersonated fate at the Memorial Gallery, before resuming your own life. Sunday-Thursday: 11am-8pm, Friday-Saturday: until 10pm. $20, $16 seniors, $15 ages 4-13. The Great Cedar Exhibition Hall, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, CT. 1-800- FOXWOODS, www.foxwoods.com/titantic.aspx.
782-2126, www.allthatmatters.com. September 12 Bring new meaning to bar crawl during the Mist to Mews, a seven-mile canoe/kayak race, benefitting the Animal Rescue League of RI, that starts with a 100-yard dash to Potters Pond and ends with all the beer you can drink. Register on line or at 11 am day of. 1:30pm. Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown. 7839370, www.mewstavern.com. September 16 Pick up a virtue or two from Washington: Lessons in Leadership, a
book written by Rhode Island’s own Gerald M. Carbone as part of the Great Generals series, that may have a battle tactic or two you can translate into more productivity at the office. 7-8:30pm. Free. Peace Dale Library Meeting Room, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale. 789-1555, www. skpl.org. September 17-October 10 Bond with the comedic southern sisterhood of The Dixie Swim Club, made up of five college friends who ditch their normal routines every August for a girl’s weekend on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Thursday-
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Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm. $18, $15 ages 62 plus, $11 children. The Granite Theatre, One Granite Street, Westerly. 596-2341, www.granitetheatre.com. September 18-19 Four-wheel a path to the Historic Military Vehicle Show, where military vehicles get in for free, re-enactors are welcome and if you dress up like General Patton, no one will dare to blink an eye. 10am-3pm, $5, $2 ages 12 -18, free under 12. Quonset Air Museum, 488 Eccleston Avenue, Quonset Naval Air Station, North Kingstown. 294-9540, www. thequam.org.
discuss turbine construction, movement incentives, regulations and the benefits of alternative energy. 7-8:30pm. Free. Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston. 783-8254, www.skpl.org. September 25-26 Celebrate the good ole days at the Swamp Yankee Festival, where the fun, from hay rides to pumpkin painting, is created by materials at hand, and activities like corn meal grinding and chair caning showcase how to brilliantly blur that line between amusement and chores. 10am-dusk. Free. Crandall Field, 188 Main Street, Rte. 3, Ashaway. 539-0120, www. charihorotary.org.
September 18-19 Stock up on bulbs for the fall planting at the Garlic Festival, so at harvest time next year, you’ll have a personal stash to use in the kitchen, or give clinical trials from your own medicine cabinet to lower blood pressure or aid digestion. 11am-3pm. Free. Olde Mistick Village, Coogan Boulevard, Exit 90 off I-95, Mystic, CT. 860-536-5306, www.oldemistickvillage.com.
September 26 Ward off the attack of the Rhode Island Pirate Players, who have strategically held off their invasion of the family friendly Wickford Harbour Fest until the winner of the Wickford Cup, a plastic sailboat race in the cove at 1pm, has their gold bouillon in hand. 10am-6pm. Free. Wickford Village, Brown Street, Wickford. 2955566, www.northkingstown.com.
September 19 Slather on the sunscreen one last time during the Summer’s End Festival, featuring a concert on the beach, a merchant marketplace for browsing and local eats that always seem to taste better when seasoned with some sea air and sand. Noon-5pm. Free. Narragansett Town Beach, Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. 783-7121, www.narragansettri. com.
September 26 Leash up your best friend, after collecting $50 worth of pledges so you can score an official t-shirt and head to the East Greenwich Animal Protection League Hound Hike, a fundraiser, held rain or shine, that benefits the operations of the volunteer, no-kill shelter. Noon. $20 fee per hiker. Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick. 885-1158, www.egapl.org.
September 23 Harness your own Wind Power, after a tutorial from Hannah Morini, specialist from Alteris Renewables, who’ll introduce you to the basics of community scale wind power,
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Art Fair Extraordinaire at St. Martin’s Church, November 19 and 20. Come see 20 exceptional Fine Artists – representing a variety of mediums – all under one roof. Gala and Preview Party with Fine Catering by Russel Morin, Friday, November 19.Tickets $75.00 at the door or $55.00 in advance. General admission on Saturday, November 20.Tickets $5 at the door. For more information visit: www.giftartsprov.org
An Artful Homecoming Through October 2 For two years, Hera Gallery has been living on the lam, moving its exhibits from donated space to donated space, trying to stay one step ahead of the fuzz. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that dramatic. The less embellished, reality-based version: a proposed property development forced them out of their home of the last 34 years, but when the project was halted, the gallery returned. Celebrate their homecoming with two solo exhibitions: Claudia Flynn: Reclamation and Troy West: New Works. Flynn works with ordinary objects and materials to transform their presumed use and meaning into a broader context, including her assemblages and large portraits painted entirely with nail polish. Architect and artist West showcases architecture drawings, models and proposals for his Main Street Rediscover Projects, including an example of a sustainable green roof cottage, as well as sculptures constructed from societal discards. Wednesday-Friday: 1-5pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm. Hera Gallery, 327 Main Street, Wakefield. 789-1488, www.heragallery.org.
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A Rollicking Good Time 13 reasons to head to Rhythm & Roots Labor Day is a holiday
for most. Not for Chuck Wentworth of South Kingstown, who hasn’t taken that day off in 32 years. But he doesn’t mind laboring when the job is to produce a great music festival like Rhythm & Roots. This annual celebration of roots music, from blues to bluegrass and Cajun to zydeco, draws thousands to Ninigret Park in Charlestown every Labor Day weekend. In honor of the festival’s 13th anniversary, here are 13 reasons to make a beeline there. 13. Everyone else is doing it. Wentworth reports that folks from more than 30 states attended the fest last year. Southern Rhode Islanders need to join the party!
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12. It’s the end of bathing suit season, so you can eat as much as you want. Enjoy Creole and Cajun treats from The Chili Brothers, steaming chowder from Karma Seafood, or an oyster po’ boy from the Matunuck Oyster Bar. Save room for dessert from a certain New Orleans vendor whose pecan pie and red velvet cake must be devoured, at once. 11. No matter how much you eat, you can dance it off. Two wide wooden dance floors await you. Should you want to fine-tune your two-step, check out the daytime dance lessons. 10. The kids will thank you. On the Family Stage, the youngsters can listen to engaging musicians and nationally renowned storytellers Len Cabral and Marc Levitt. Children can also march in a Mardi Gras-style parade. And kids under 12 receive free admission.
9. The kids might even learn something. The Cajun Academy for Kids provides fiddle, guitar and accordion lessons in the traditional Cajun style. Helmed by Michelle Kaminsky of Magnolia, the Academy ends with a performance on the Main Stage on Sunday. 8. Heck, you might learn something too! In the Workshop Tent, you’ll find performers fielding questions, discussing and demonstrating their craft. It’s an intimate, informal place to learn more about the genres of music played at the festival and the players. 7. It bolsters the local economy. The festival staff encourages attendees to patronize local businesses, just as they do in building the infrastructure of the event. Out-of-towners also fill local campgrounds and motels. You can help to ensure the festival’s longevity just by buying a ticket. 6. You can squeeze it into your schedule. Individual day passes as well as weekend passes can be purchased. With activity on four stages at all times and bands playing from noon to midnight, any day you attend will be sure to pack a punch. 5. I t’s a chance to cheer on a native son. In addition to local groups Magnolia and the Occidental Gypsy Jazz Quartet, the Westerly-born Johnny Nicholas returns to the festival. He brings his Texas All-Stars for a Friday performance, coordinates a jam session on Saturday night, and plays with Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks on Sunday.
4. You can feel the love. Wentworth and his business partner Mary Daub transformed the smaller, now defunct Cajun and Bluegrass Festival at Stepping Stone Ranch in Escoheag into the bigger, more musically diverse Rhythm & Roots Festival years ago. “It’s kind of like one of my children,” Wentworth explains. “It’s our job to look over it, nurture it, and keep it alive.” 3. The atmosphere is great. Here’s a place to hear live music, dance your heart out, and eat everything in sight. What’s not to like? 2. The music is better than ever. Among the highlights of this year’s line-up is a new host band — Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express, bringing their rousing zydeco outside of Louisiana for the first time. Guitar great Robert Randolph and the Family Band play on Sunday, while the recently re-formed Texas Tornadoes headline Saturday with their only Northeast appearance of the year. 1. It’s basically in your backyard. Of course, with 10,000 attendees expected, your backyard might require a bit of remodeling.
Rhythm & Roots Festival September 3-5 Ninigret Park, Charlestown For tickets & info, call 888-855-6940 www.rhythmandroots.com
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While the economy continues to struggle, some businesses are bucking the trends. Spa Mosaic, a full-service beauty salon in South County Commons, is one of them. It opened three years ago with a staff of 12; since then, it has grown to employ ten more fulltime and four part-time specialists to keep up with the demands of its loyal and expanding client base. It’s easy to understand why: the were voted both Best Day Spa and Best Salon for South County in 2010, and the Spa Mosaic philosophy is to constantly strive to exceed customers’ expectations. Suzanne Reed, owner and Creative Director at Spa Mosaic, credits that success to “a dedicated and committed team of professionals. We have a shared belief to serve all of our guests above their expectations. And, we all believe in being of service and giving back to the community and the environment. Many environmentally friendly products were used to build Spa Mosaic.” It’s true. At Spa Mosaic, the environmental impact of the salon is reduced through carefully selecting materials in all aspects of the business. Sustainable and/or recycled materials like bamboo, Kirei Board (a product constructed from the stalks left over after harvest of the Sorghum plant grown in Northern China and around the world, made with non-toxic adhesives), cork and recycled glass tiles were used in the construction of the salon. Energy Star appliances contribute to reducing energy use. Customers are treated with Aveda hair products, a line that is botanically based and environmentally friendly. Even Spa Mosaic’s printed materials use 30% post-consumer fibers and vegetable-based ink. In addition to being a good neighbor by reducing its carbon footprint, Spa Mosaic is committed to doing so by being engaged in the community. It has been an active fundraiser for the Johnnycake Center of Peace Dale, the Women’s Resource Center of Wakefield, the Breast Cancer Walk and the March of Dimes, and a sponsor of the Walker Scholarship Foundation, the Courthouse Center for the Arts, and the Earth Day Cut-a-Thon. The salon also mentors students each school year from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center. The biggest news at Spa Mosaic lately has been the advancement of two staff members, Amber Bloschiack and Melissa Median, who have been promoted from Fresh Talent to Pure Talent. Amber, who started as an assistant to Suzanne Reed five years ago, has now ascended to the Assistant Manager position. Melissa, a Toni and Guy graduate, has risen to the level of Pure Talent in just two years at the salon. Amber and Melissa’s continued education in hair color, haircutting, and guest retention along with their dedicated guest care and service to their community earned the two women the advancement in positions. It is this same level of dedication among all staff members that makes Spa Mosaic a South County favorite. Stop in today and experience it for yourself.
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Make Music This Summer Visit RI’s Complete Music Store: Musical Instruments Guitars • Folk Instruments • Keyboards Percussion • Band Instrument Rentals & Sales Sheet Music & Books Popular • Classical • Methods • Collections Accessories Reeds • Strings • Stands • Tuners & Metronomes Lessons • Repairs • Concerts
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Have a Slice, Cutie Pie In September, apples may be for the teacher, but we think they’re better off baked in a crusty, fresh apple pie. In honor of harvest time and as a nod to our fondly (or not-so-fondly) remembered first days of school, the SO staff tasted apple pies, fresh from local ovens.
The Upper Crust We loved that this pie was piled high with firm, sweet apple pieces that were coated with just the right amount of cinnamon. The consensus was that this treat was exactly like a really well executed homemade pie – which is about the highest compliment we can give. 134 Main Street, Westerly. 315-5990.
Photography: Tom Stio
Slice of Heaven This confection was more of an apple tart, with a layer of caramelized apples atop a savory, cookie-like filling. We liked that this was the kind of treat you can enjoy any time of day, especially with a cup of coffee. Whether you choose to share this generous individual serving is up to you. 32 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. www.sliceofheavenri.com
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Schartner Farms DiVozzi Italian Bakery DiVozzi’s pie, with its strong cinnamon flavor, tasted like the coming of the fall. We liked that the apples were bound together with something that tasted rich and caramely, and would love this pie a la mode. Locations in Peace Dale and Narragansett. www.divozzibakery.com
The flaky, buttery crust was the star of this pie, which was filled with tart, fresh apple flavor. This pie was light on cinnamon, which added to the bright, summery flavor, but we wished that the apple slices were a bit firmer. 1 Arnold Place, Exeter. www.schartnerfarms.com
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5000 South County Trail, Corner of Route 1 & Rte. 2/112, Charlestown, RI (10 miles from Narragansett & Westerly)
MACKEREL COVE WATERFRONT COMPOUND $3,950,000
EAST PASSAGE WATERFRONT RETREAT $3,200,000
JAMESTOWN. Dramatic ocean views from 7.47 acre property with 286 ft. of water JAMESTOWN. Picturesque water views from 3,670 sq. ft., 4-bedroom home front, a charming 1920’s beach cottage and a contemporary 4-bedroom home. with open floor plan on 3.52 acres with 155 ft. beach front and dock approval.
WATER’S EDGE ON NARRAGANSETT BAY $2,995,000
CLASSIC SHOREBY COTTAGE $2,100,000
JAMESTOWN. Fabulous views from 3,958 sq. ft. home on 3.05 acres with great JAMESTOWN. Stunning 2,684 sq. ft. shingle-style, four-bedroom home entertainment spaces, a dock, mooring and 185 ft. of beach frontage. with gracious living areas, a wrap porch, delightful terrace and gardens.
HISTORIC LANDMARK $1,695,000
WATERVIEW VICTORIAN $1,295,000
JAMESTOWN. Gorgeous water views from JAMESTOWN. Sweeping water views from NEWPORT. Beautifully renovated 5,248 sq. ft., JAMESTOWN. Enjoy delightful water views from 4,400 sq. ft. home on 2.18 acres with 200 ft. 4,226 sq. ft., 4-bedroom home on the West mixed-use Joseph Rogers House in Washington this sun-filled, 5-bedroom home beautifully set of waterfront. 2 moorings and dock possible. Passage with a mooring and dock approval. Square has offices and 2 apartments. on 2.83 acres, with the potential for subdivision.
WATERVIEW CONTEMPORARY $1,295,000
CHARMING COTTAGE $1,295,000
CASTLE HILL CHARM $1,095,000
WATERVIEW CAPE $965,000
SOUTH KINGSTOWN. Incredible views from JAMESTOWN. Sweeping panoramas from NEWPORT. Deeded rights to Castle Hill JAMESTOWN. Enjoy a private in-ground chic 2,642 sq. ft. home with dramatic great this classic 2,590 sq. ft., 4-bedroom home Beach and ocean views from sun-filled 2,246 pool and water views from this 3,300 sq. room a stone’s throw from Green Hill Beach. on .32 acre bordering the golf course. sq. ft., four-bedroom home on .46 acres. ft., three-bedroom Cape on 1.09 acres.
HIGHLAND HOUSE $799,000
“LAS PALMAS INN” $549,000
BAYBERRY WATERVIEW $499,900
SEASIDE COTTAGE $499,000
JAMESTOWN. Close to Mackerel Cove, this NEWPORT. Recently renovated 2,614 sq. ft., JAMESTOWN. Views of Narragansett Bay from WARWICK. Fabulous Narragansett Bay views 2,164 sq. ft. three-bedroom home sits on a Bed and Breakfast with five guest rooms/pri- the major living areas of this 1,144 sq. ft., from this delightful cottage across the street beautifully landscaped .98 acre. vate baths, dining room and on-site parking. home on .81 acres in the heart of Beavertail. from the beach. Walk to Potowomut and park.
BAYVIEW CLASSIC $499,500
JAMESTOWN. Dramatic 1,561 sq. ft. fifth- JAMESTOWN. Amazing Bay, Newport Bridge JAMESTOWN. Delightfully affordable 2-bedfloor, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium has and marina views from sun-filled 1,410 sq ft., room, 2-bath 1,420 sq. ft. condominium is across the street from the beach and marina. fabulous Newport Bridge and harbor views. two-bedroom, two-bath condominium.
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Gloria Kurz, Principal
BAYSIDE CONDO $239,000
PAWTUXET VILLAGE. Limited waterviews from renovated 1,327 sq. ft., two-bedroom condominium in historic village area.
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