Author Archives: Christy Nadalin

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Hunger games

Hunger games

Bristol resident the latest to enter the booming food truck market Her electric blue truck has a fresh coat of paint, the interior is sparkling clean, and all systems are go. Heather Zoller is ready to hit the road in the next few weeks with her Z Food Truck, the newest entrant in an industry

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Moving forward, with hope

Sandy Hook elementary teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis navigates the aftermath of tragedy through service. “I absolutely reject the ‘hero’ label,” says Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, the Sandy Hook first grade teacher who, through a combination of good fortune and quick thinking, hid with her young students in a small bathroom where together they survived the second-deadliest mass shooting

Kristin Green signing a book for one of the pany people who showed up for the official launch of "Plantiful," last Friday evening.

A ‘Plantiful’ debut

A great time was had by all as Kristin Green’s friends, family and fanbase packed Blithewold last Friday evening for a book signing and official roll-out of Kristin’s new book, “Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants that Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter. ” “Plantiful” is available at Blithewold, where Kristin is donating a portion


Dining like it’s 1799

Coggeshall Farm’s Hearth Cooking Workshops teach visitors how to prepare family-favorite meals, just like great great great great great great grandma used to make. “Back then, there was no baking powder, or self-rising flour,” notes Jillian McGrath, a member of Coggeshall Farm’s interpretive staff. “So to make sure our pound cake is the right consistency,


Singing Rhode Island’s praises

What started out as a fundraising venture has turned into a cottage industry for one local woman. Roberta Mudge Humble, an English professor at CCRI who maintains a cottage in Portsmouth’s Island Park neighborhood but primarily lives in Warwick, is passionate about a lot of things. She’s passionate about the preservation of historic armories, and

A 5-man team in action during the "Bobsleigh" event at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

An unlikely champion

Nearly a century ago, one Rhode Islander’s Olympic dreams came true —just for the asking. Rhode Island doesn’t produce a lot of winter Olympians. We are hours from mountains of any substance, and this winter excepted, we don’t get much snow. A quick scan of Olympians on the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame website

Forecasting at the tip of the spear

Local meteorologist at the vanguard of a new industry paradigm. Fred Campagna wasn’t looking to be a trendsetter, though he did want to be ahead of the curve. After 14 years in broadcast television as a meteorologist for the local ABC affiliate, he recognized that the television industry wasn’t moving quickly enough to keep up


An economy of words

This author, former ad executive, and writing instructor knows that when it comes to great communication, quality always beats quantity. Most writers know, by the time they reach high school at least, that more is not better when it comes to effective communication. Unless writing literary fiction (and even then, many would argue) “write tight”


Good health, from the bottom up

Reflexology is an ancient practice, but its acceptance as a complementary medical therapy is relatively new. Dee D’Atri deftly manipulates her client’s foot, pausing over some areas, moving on, then going back for another feel, describing   what she is “reading” with her fingertips. “Your hips are good…pancreas too,” she’ll say. All good signs. Then, “Are