Jessica Kendall Hauk

Locale Profile: A Patio with Purpose: Ciro’s Tavern will leave you feeling transported

There is no shortage of waterfront dining in the Ocean State. But there’s a hidden gem of an outdoor patio far from the water in a most unlikely location: Ciro’s Tavern in Woonsocket.  Located just off Main Street, Ciro’s Tavern looks much like a fairy tale castle from the outside. A heavy, wooden front door […]

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Made in RI: Randy Andy’s Kingmaker Summer Workshop Recital Debuts Nine New Drag Kings

On Sunday, August 11, from 7 – 9:30pm, Randy Andy’s Made in RI Kingmaker Summer Workshop Recital will debut nine new drag kings through short performative pieces at Askew in PVD. The audience can expect to be introduced to complex drag personas through powerful performances, some of which include lip-syncing. Costume and makeup are critical […]

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¡CityArts! “Around the Table” Conference to Take Place August 14 and 15

The ¡CityArts! “Around the Table” conference on August 14 and 15 will offer educators tools for unifying their classrooms through art. The conference is for public school teachers, teaching artists, artists-in-residency, museum educators and others who work with youth. It will follow the six phases of the ¡CityArts! Cycle: connection, creating a safe space, discovery, […]

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Silly Grown-ups — Summer Is for Kids!: But this guide offers a few opportunities for you to play, too

Nostalgia for the lazy days of childhood. Fear that summer brain drain will put your kid at the end of the class come September. Theories conflict, heart and mind clashes — what’s an overworked, stressed out parent madly in love with their brood to do to make the most of one of 18 short summers […]

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Adventure Within: Stir-crazy kids? Warm weather not coming fast enough? Urban Air Adventure Park has you covered

George Eliot wrote, “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.” At Urban Air Adventure Park (UAAP), just north of Woonsocket in Bellingham, Mss, it is both, depending on whether you are child or caretaker of said child. Part trampoline park and part ninja warrior playground with an arcade, rock climbing wall and dodgeball court, […]

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Spotlight: Local Entrepreneurs The Vachon’s Open Olympia Gymnastics Center in Cumberland

Perhaps best known thus far for her tenure as head gymnastics coach for LaSalle Academy’s girls’ gymnastics team from 2001 to 2012, during which time her record-breaking team won 10 consecutive state championships and was the first team in Rhode Island to win the New England championship, Cathy Vachon has also launched and grown a number […]

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