Only in Rhode Island

401Gives Back: 401Gives provides an opportunity for the community to support local nonprofits

401Gives is a statewide, online fundraising event in which RI nonprofits can sign up to receive donations from generous participants. The event is relaunching on April 1, 2022 (4/01), and describes itself as RI’s largest day of giving. Jennifer Remmes, director of resource operations at United Way describes 401Gives as “a modern day telethon … […]

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Planning a Rhode Island Wedding to Remember

Sponsored Content Vogue, The Knot, and Wedding Wire—all three of which are leading trend predictors and experts in wedding events and fashion—have shared their research on top wedding trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2022 season. Outdoor tent-style and garden weddings, long weekends away, and boho-chic themes will all be holding sway, as well as destination […]

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Bud Battle: Cultivating excellence in a growing competition

Greenleaf Compassion Center is hosting their third annual “Battle of the Buds,” a competition between 30 of RI’s cannabis cultivators. This contest is their way of showcasing the fantastic growers throughout the state while promoting some friendly competition.  Greenleaf Chief of Staff Ted Newcomer Jr. states that the contest isn’t just about highlighting the growers […]

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Fungi Foraging, Finagling, and Feasting: Mushroom foraging in RI

When early humans first embraced the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, there was a lot of experimentation (along with parental disapproval and conservative condemnation; it was practically the ’60s). Tools like sharpened sticks, vine ropes, and big rocks made the hunting part a little easier, but there were only verbal resources for finding out what berries were delicious […]

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Worthy Women: Historical heroines that shaped RI

In honor of Women’s History Month, Motif interns Victoria Kaufman and Kathryn Libertini dove into Ocean State history to find some of its most notable ladies: we were heartily impressed with their feats of bravery, politics, culture, and mountaineering!  Sissieretta Jones  American soprano Sissieretta Jones created a musical legacy with her voice and comedy talent […]

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I Love A (St. Patty’s Day) Parade

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of St. Patrick’s Day parades statewide saddened locals and visitors alike. Except for our friends who avoid “amatuer night,” most folks look forward to this raucous day of revelry, which celebrates the spirit of Ireland and marks the coming of warmer days ahead. Luckily, the jubilant […]

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