Author Archives: Christy Nadalin

Steve Krohn, Director of Wine Education at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard in Little Compton, describes how a vertical grape trellis maximizes sun exposure.

Destination: Vineyard

Destination: Vineyard

No longer just a place for a quick sniff and swirl of the latest vintage, several local vineyards have become places to spend some quality time — and even bring the kids. Here in southeastern New England, we are fortunate to be part of a distinct wine region, or viticultural appellation, as it is more


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

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Going with the flow

Gong bath’s good vibrations induce serious relaxation. There are bubble baths whirlpool baths, steam baths and sitz baths. Bernie Madoff’s clients certainly took a bath. And Annie Liebowitz once famously submerged Whoopi Goldberg in a milk bath. But have you ever taken a gong bath? Now you can. Tiverton’s Sandywoods, an art and agricultural community

Chef Johnathan Cambra puts the finishing touches on one of the Low Carbon Diet Day featured dishes.

Extreme food makeover

Roger Williams University’s reduced carbon “foodprint” loses nothing in translation. Last Thursday, April 24, Roger Williams University’s dining services went on a low carbon diet. No, that’s not a typo — and not to be confused with low-carb — grains and beans were front and center on the menu at the University’s Upper Commons dining

Emcee Kevin Evans.

Trivia night, serious fun

There is a thriving league of competitive trivia players meeting weekly for good-natured — but very real — competition. Trivia is, by definition, bits of information that are not widely recognized as being of any real importance. They are “little known facts,” as in: “It’s a little known fact that cows were domesticated in Mesopotamia