Finding the right bicycle along with skilled wrenchers knowing the ins and outs for repairs is no farther than South County’s 100-year-old shop in vintage Wakefield, where this bike business started just two years after the 1918 deadly Spanish Flu pandemic in the United States.
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.
In March, art lovers and members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly came together and celebrated an exceptional show at their gallery in the Westerly Train Station.
It’s been nearly three months since the lights went out at Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield as the coronavirus pandemic washed over Southern Rhode Island.
News reporters and film crews have called on Holly Dunsworth more times than she can count in recent years. She has been invited to share her insights about painful childbirth on the Netflix program “Sex, Explained,” discussed why babies cry on National Public Radio, commented about why chimps can’t throw well for the Washington Post, and addressed numerous other topics for prominent news outlets around the world.
It’s the holiday season again in South County, and with it, a wide array of holiday happenings are on the docket for area towns as they ring in the season.
Looking to dive right into the new year and decade? This New Year’s Day in South County you can do just that and raise money for some good causes in the process with some of the area’s annual chilly dips making their return.
These young women did more than just blaze trails. The members of the 2019 Rhode Island Youth Conservation League — five environmentally-minded young women from area high schools — have removed invasive species, restored boardwalks, improved wildlife habitats, completed light carpentry and more. This summer they gained valuable experience while helping numerous conservation groups with their service.
The National GRACE Foundation eighth annual beach party raised $23,000 this year in support of helping children with cancer go to college. Held on July 20 at the Narragansett Beach North Beach Clubhouse, the party serves as a fundraiser as well as a celebration of young cancer survivors.
On Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., join South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) at the B5 Party: BBQ, Blues, Beer, Barn and Bonfire, celebrating the essentials of a perfect summer evening in Rhode Island.
The Charlestown Rhythm & Roots Festival takes place this year on Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at Ninigret Park. The three-day, seaside festival offers four stages of live entertainment that represent a vast range of authentic roots music, dancing and other performances.
Narragansett’s annual Blessing of the Fleet Celebration will take place July 25 to 27 this year, with the 48th annual Blessing of the Fleet scheduled for noon on Saturday, July 27, at Salty Brine State Beach in Galilee.
The non-profit World War II Foundation Global Education Center, located at 344 Main St. in South Kingstown, recently announced its new schedule for public hours, taking effect on July 2.