Isabella DeLeo

Racing Through Pawtucket In Style: The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival returns for the 20th year

Soon, 12 Taiwanese-style dragon boats will be speeding through Pawtucket’s Festival Pier. For this can’t-be-missed event, racers will operate artfully crafted Taiwanese-style fiberglass boats gifted from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and will vie for the cash prizes. Attendees can watch the fun from the sidelines and munch on food from local vendors and food […]

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Bristol’s Ode to Historic Hotpoint: A restored sign lights Bristol’s streets

Santa visited historic downtown Bristol early this year — on May 11, one still-cool Friday night. Swapping his sleigh for a Bristol Fire Truck, he rode into 39 State Street in historic downtown to raucous applause, celebrating with Hotpoint Emporium, an artist co-op and retail store, as they unveiled the restoration of the historic Hotpoint […]

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Free and Oh So Fun: An endless Rhody summer

After surviving the truly menacing phenomenon that is the bomb cyclone and enduring chilly 40-degree weather in May (?!), we deserve some summer fun. And there’s hardly a better way to celebrate the best season than with free events. Sunscreen? $8. Del’s? $4. An out of this-world-summer? Priceless. Art lovers can attend the RISD Museum […]

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That Sounds Sustainable!: Rhode Island businesses get smart about environmentally friendly packaging

Increasingly, consumers are making an effort to shop — and eat — more sustainably, with an effort to prioritize eating local foods that reduce one’s carbon footprint. Traditional Styrofoam packaging, plastic cutlery and take-out bags can wreak havoc on the environment, and several RI eateries have taken note. So Motif has come up with a list […]

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Period Piece: Brown first-year talks about her Oscar win for Period. End of Sentence.

Charlotte Silverman is a first-year at Brown University and already has an Oscar under her belt. Period. End of Sentence., a film she executive produced when she was in high school, won the 2019 Best Documentary Short Subject category. It tells the story of women entrepreneurs in a village outside of New Delhi as they […]

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