Author Archives: Christy Nadalin


An economy of words

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


Bochek, at Sandywoods

Tiverton-based rock band Bochek made its debut at a middle school talent show and the band has been unstoppable ever since. Primarily a rock and alternative cover band, a Bochek set might include anything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to The Black Keys to Weezer. Members are John Bonoan (lead guitar), Zack Davey (drums), Nevin



Come stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse, breathing in that crisp Christmas air or joining our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden. Carolers will be singing around the bonfire from 6:30 – 7 p.m. WHERE: Blithewold, Ferry Road, Bristol.


Disney On Ice presents ’100 Years of Magic’

Coming to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center at the end of December. Featuring Natasha Kuchiki as Mulan, whose skating career before “Disney On Ice” was highlighted by three US National Championships, a bronze medal in the 1991 World Championships, and sixth place in the 1992 Winter Olympics. WHERE: Dunkin Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Square, Providence. WHEN:

Allison Argo, with one of the tools of her trade.

Talking to the animals

Filmmaker Allison Argo uses her talents to shed light on the plight of animals in captivity. Remember Ivan, the gorilla who lived in the mall? About twenty years ago, America was introduced to his story. And through his story, we all became a lot more aware of the controversial issues surrounding animals in captivity. The

Travis, Sheryl, and Tyler Atwood, back home in Jamestown after competing in "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition."

Grace under pressure

Local mother (and Portsmouth High School graduate) Sheryl Atwood and her sons Tyler and Travis recently spent several weeks in Los Angeles filming “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.” The boys finished strong, but out of the top spots. They returned to their Jamestown home, and their husband and father Chris Atwood, without the $100,000 grand prize


As she sees it

Local Photographer Virginia Delgado is breathing new life into a classic 20th century art form. If you ask Virginia Delgado why she photographs with a film camera, and not a digital one, her answer is deliberate, and unflinchingly polite. “While I understand that digital photography would make my life easier…” she begins. And soon, you