Author Archives: Christy Nadalin

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Summer breeze

For extreme sports fans, summer on Narragansett Bay is a rush. You aren’t seeing things: in recent years it seems the bay has been teeming with unusual wind-powered craft, traveling at uncommon speeds. One local fleet of A-class catamarans (A-cats, for short), recognizable by their tall, gray sails that resemble the dorsal fins of enormous


A man on a mission

When your life’s passion has been working for social justice from the South Bronx to South Africa, retirement is a relative term. If you visited the carnival in downtown Bristol at the beginning of the month, you may have seen a tall, energetic septuagenarian cleaning out the prize shelf at the basketball game. Ball after


A declaration of self-evident truths

IN BRISTOL, July 2, 2014. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one nation to throw itself, annually, a raucous birthday celebration, and to assume that  among the people that live within its borders, all celebrate this country’s unique station to which it is entitled, a decent respect to the opinions

Amanda Martins, Dora Yamin Peterson and Deanna Karam (left to right) work the counter at Sam's on a busy Friday morning.

Manna from heaven

For more than a half-century, Sam’s has been producing heavenly bread on Fall River’s Flint Street. Well-known to longtime locals, Sam’s Bakery is one of those places that can leave a foodie downright conflicted: do you shout its greatness from the rooftops, or selfishly keep it to yourself so you are sure that they won’t


Saving lives, a world away

Barrington woman’s nonprofit has impacted the lives of 1.6 million malnourished children — and counting There’s a saying that goes, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” As ideal as that is, the people at Edesia, a Providence-based 501©3 non-profit manufacturer, can probably take that to a whole

Gary Watros with tulips from some of the 2000 bulbs planted last fall in a garden he designed at Bristol's First Congregational Church.

Roots in the ground

Bristol’s Gary Watros could put a man on the moon, or 2000 bulbs in a garden. It’s all in a day’s work. Watros rejects the term “Renaissance man” in general, and certainly any attempt to slap that label on him, as though he was unique in some way. “In our age you can’t be a