In a laboratory lined with dozens of 20-gallon fish tanks at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, eco-physiologist Coleen Suckling is raising Atlantic purple sea urchins to determine whether the Ocean State might benefit from establishing hatcheries or aquaculture facilities for growing the spiny marine creatures.
It’s been a strange summer but some things are still as they should be, like the clam cakes and chowder at Aunt Carrie’s, the local eatery celebrating its 100th anniversary. While a lot has changed in the years since Carrie Cooper opened her lemonade stand near the Point Judith Light, some things have remained the same, a testament to quality food and the strength of family bonds.
Hundreds of small, square, colored sticky notes bring a personal touch, a warm connection and a sweet remembrance from over the years about this iconic tiny bakery at 805 Moonstone Beach Road in Matunuck.
With Rhode Island entering Phase 2 of reopening the state, coffee shops across South County prepare to reopen for a summer they will never forget.
It happened during World War II. It happened during the Great Recession of 2008. And it’s happening again as millions hunker down amid the economic and social deep-freeze of the COVID-19 era.
The beard. The suit. The cap. Jolly Old St. Nick is an iconic image, but capturing his persona takes more than just accessories. According to Santa’s South County brethren, it takes patience, joy, commitment, and most of all, belief.
For nearly 30 years, teachers and students at Wickford Middle School have competitively raised money for the less fortunate through the annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. But the impact of this program goes way beyond just the numbers.
You don’t have to go far in your search for the perfect tree this Christmas. Local tree farms spend all year making sure they have what you need to make your holiday season come to life.
Most people probably don’t know this, but South County is lucky enough to have five wineries. Yes, FIVE! So whether you’re looking for a place to sip on some wine in the quiet backwoods of West Kingston or you want to have a couples’ night out in downtown Westerly, there’s a winery for every mood and palate. Don’t take our word for it...visit them yourself!
Some of the savoriest places to eat, sip on a cocktail or sample delicious ice cream -- satisfying just about any culinary craving -- can be found in South County. It’s a vacation spot for the palate as well as the mind.
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.