Author Archives: Christy Nadalin


A step ahead

A step ahead

With two careers in the books, Barrington’s Kevin Doyle is following his passion to the national stage “I’m a firm believer in the saying that when one door closes, another opens,” says Doyle. He should know — opening doors and twists of fate (and a lot of talent) have launched his third career, and happily,

Appearing in the "Diary of Anne Frank" at the Ocean State Theatre are (l-r, standing) Tommy Labanaris as Mr. Dussel, Elise Arsenault as Mrs. Van Daan, Ethan Paulini as Mr. Van Daan, Brian Roque as Peter Van Daan, (l-r, kneeling) Mark S. Cartier as Otto Frank, Alexandra Fortin as Margot Frank, Karen Gail Kessler as Edith Frank and Olivia Gesualdi as Anne Frank.

Bristol native featured in production of ‘Anne Frank’

  Elise Arsenault, an actor, singer, musician and director, who has performed and taught acting and music throughout the country, has returned to Rhode Island for her latest project. Featured at Mrs. Van Daan in the Ocean State Theatre Company’s production of “Diary of Anne Frank,” Arsenault has found the role very satisfying. “‘The Diary of

Lauren Gablinske has spent this long winter in training to run the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Samaritans Team, in honor of her late brother Derek.

Running for Derek

Stunned by suicide, a sister finds a road forward, and the strength to follow it. Anyone who has ever run any challenging distance can tell you: if nothing else, running makes you aware. Aware of your body, aware of your breathing. Aware of your pulse, pounding in your ears, and aware of the need to

human library3

Books that speak to you

Human Library Rhode Island provides venue for sharing personal stories across cultures, communities, and experiences. “I’ve lost a book,” the library volunteer brushed by, with mild urgency. “Anyone seen number 52?” Number 52 was due to be checked out at precisely 3 p.m., and was nowhere to be found. Complicating matters (and causing confusion, for

food truck7

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

KRoigphoto 2

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