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Panic, Anxiety and COVID-19: Strategies to Help You Handle It

The new COVID-19 existence thrust upon humanity might feel like a screenplay storyline we never imagined happening in real life, but it is here, and it is very real. With this new reality featuring so many unknowns, it's important to balance the overflow of information threatening our physical health with positive strategies on how...

Local Restaurants Keep Bellies and Hearts Full During Coronavirus Crisis

In the wake of COVID-19's unapologetic takeover of everyone's social life, there is comfort – and more importantly, food – providing a sense of normalcy to local families on Aquidneck Island. Newport's Winner Winner and Middletown's Flat Waves Food Shack are not only open for takeout, they're teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County to help provide...

“World Lullaby” Connects Loved Ones Separated By The Coronavirus

At a time when the loneliness of social distancing and fear of rising Coronavirus numbers has everyone anxiously staring at their bedroom ceilings in disbelief and confusion, we can take comfort in the community spirit and heartfelt intention behind the song, “World Lullaby," and perhaps get a decent night's sleep. Written by award-winning Italian composer,...
Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week

Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week Opens “Driven” Season 2

Driven is unlike any other car show on television. Eight-time Emmy award-winning host Tom Gregory doesn't just take viewers under the hood and on the road. Behind every car featured is an interesting character with a story to tell, and each episode takes viewers on a storybook adventure. “We're telling car stories about the people...
Mentor Rhode Island

Mentor Rhode Island Leaves a Lasting Impact on Children

Mentor Rhode Island is a matchmaker that pairs kids who need help with adults who aim to make a difference. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization has been the statewide expert in mentoring for the past two decades, and they're always recruiting new role models to help shape what comes next. “I think one of the best...

Confreda Greenhouses and Farms Finds Roots in Tradition

It's been close to a century since the Confreda family began farming just over 400 acres of land in Cranston and Warwick, and since its inception in 1922, Confreda Greenhouses and Farms has taken pride in their longstanding tradition as a family farm with cherished values and deep roots. “I love being part of not...

Let Subaru Sunday Drives Inspire Your Next Adventure

Nobody is in the dark about the sweet and shiny night life of Las Vegas – but did you know this gambling hotspot is also a beacon for adventure? The strip could be your starting point for the kind of day trip destinations that leave social media followers jealous and friends begging for a...
Permadontics dental implants

How Dental Implants Became One of the Most Successful Long-Term Treatments for Missing Teeth

Most people hope to have a long-term relationship with their own teeth, but when that doesn't go as planned, Permadontics co-founder Dr. Ian Aires has a lasting and reliable solution for a second marriage. Since they were first introduced in the late 1980's, dental implants have become one of the most successful long-term treatments...
A grandfather and his grandson posing happily with a football field in the background. Social Media to Connect Generations

Sports and Social Media Connect Generations

Could social media be considered a sport? It's certainly leveled the playing field between generations. Technology itself has not just provided a tool that connects families and friends living on opposite sides of the country – it's bridged the gap between the old and the young. It's also given teammates, former players and retired coaches...
Atlantic Shark Institute

R/V Warfish: Crucial Instrument for Shark Species Survival

Atlantic Shark Institute cofounder and chairman Jon F. Dodd has been fascinated with sharks for as long as he can remember. “The design, the grace, the beauty, the strength," He said. “It's what led me to the University of Rhode Island for a degree in biology with an emphasis on fisheries." Dodd has caught and released...