If you were once the kid who always wished summer camp would never end, a stroll around the property at 255 Rodman Street in South Kingstown might make you think it never did.
It’s iced coffee season! Well actually, let’s be honest, every season is iced coffee season in Rhode Island. But it’s exciting to see cafes and coffee shops expand beyond just the traditional iced coffee and tea, especially if you’re allergic to coffee like me.
There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline that kicks in when you have to beat the clock in a faux-high-stakes game in order to complete a specific objective!
Aubrey, a cute light brown golden retriever, ran rambunctiously around her owner, Steve Boyle, of Saunderstown. He watched the nine-month-old jump and play as he chatted with Kristin Quinn of Cranston. Her Anatolian shepherd was playing as well on this cool and overcast day at the South Kingstown Dog Park.
When an 800-pound wild Himalayan goat called a takin escaped from its enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo last May, it smashed through a reinforced door and injured two staff members before the zoo’s recapture team, overseen by Wakefield resident Tim French, sedated the animal and returned it to its exhibit.
The arduous process of finding an internship just got a whole lot easier for South Kingstown High School students after the recent rollout of a new smartphone app called SK Connects. How easy, you ask? Think push notification easy.
A wave of new technology, from headsets that let users experience a virtual version of the real world to smart phone applications that control when and how much food to give a pet, is making its way into homes.
I can’t imagine that Ford L. Stump and his wife, Thelma Irene ever visualized the fact that they were taking their first step into a whirling maelstrom that day in May of 1948 when they signed the purchase and sales agreement for a large vacant parcel of land on Tower Hill Road just south of its intersection with Annaquatucket Road.
When Dacota Fresilli was about 12 years old, his family gave him some music equipment as a birthday present. They may not have realized it at the time, but that gift launched the beginning of a lifelong career.
A partnership between two local childhood friends has grown from a home garage operation into the state’s small business of the year.
Scores of visitors from throughout the United States, even different countries, came last year to Robin and Bob Lehrman’s small and private one-bedroom guest quarters on Great Island in Narragansett. Guests gave these newbies at Airbnb a four-star rating with reviews that could make top South County hotels cringe with envy.
As two of the busiest areas in a home, kitchens and bathrooms are prime candidates for complete makeovers or even light freshening up from time to time.
Reviewing the submitted photographs for the South County Life 2019 contest is always a fun event. It’s great seeing so many people out and about capturing them. People are taking more pictures than ever thanks to ubiquitous smart phones everyone carries. Ironically, at the same time, the devices have all but eliminated traditional cameras.
Perhaps, like me, you’ve wondered where all those wonderful old picture postcards of South County’s numerous villages at the early part of the 20th century came from.
Imagine working with local scientists to monitor bats this summer as the animals emerge from their breeding colonies at dusk to go in search of food. Or counting herring as they climb fish ladders so managers at fisheries know how many are likely to spawn in local rivers. Or capturing and banding Canada geese during their three-week flightless stage so scientists can keep track of the state’s non-migratory population.