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The Women of the West End

Nothing sounds more terrifying or satisfying to me than starting a small business. There is a certain dedication needed to turn a passion into a business opportunity and the risk can far outweigh the rewards. Though if done right, those rewards can be plentiful. The West End Girls is a group supporting female-owned businesses from […]

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‘Obstacles are Illusions’ Grand Opening to Ascension NXT

By: Josh Estrella Photos by: Surya Moreira Cranston Mayor Allan Fung cut the grand opening ribbon this Wednesday, June 11, for Ascension NXT, a “new age” wellness center that puts a modern spin on old alternative healing techniques. The owners, Ashley Vingi and Stephanie Guglielmo, met less than a year ago and decided to combine their […]

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Locale Profiles: The Fertile Underground

Part communal garden, part co-op, part grocery store, part cafe, and entirely local. The Fertile Underground Natural Cooperative is two years strong into its quest to change the way Providence consumes its sustenance. Grocery Store The Fertile Underground’s West End store front is reminiscent of a merger between an organic supermarket and a corner bodega. […]

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Holiday Arts, Crafts, and Bazaars

Buy local this holiday season with some handmade and salvaged gifts The Artists’ Co Op Gallery of Westerly Celebrate the Joy: Art as the Perfect Gift, 7 Canal St, Westerly. Dec 4 – 28 www.westerlyarts.com Sharing Small Treasures, 7 Canal St, Westerly. Thru Dec 1. Wed – Sat 11am – 4pm; Sun 1-5pm www.westerlyarts.com   […]

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Resolve to Embrace Localism in 2014

The term localism can incite different reactions from different crowds of people. For some, it’s a die-hard mantra of deep-held political and social beliefs that calls for one’s involvement in a local community independent of the globalization of goods and services. For others, it is the ultimate pretention and a misguided attempt to fight against humanity’s quiet […]

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Creative Family Fun at Garden City’s Festival Fete

By Erin Kayata and Lindsey Martin This past weekend, June 8th and 9th, Festival Fete held its third annual art festival at Garden City Center. Featuring craft artist booths, food stations and local entertainment, the event provided a day full of local, “art, food, and merriment”. There were over 140 artist booths displaying everything from upcycled clothing […]

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