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Harbor Festival showcases working waterfront

Harbor Festival showcases working waterfront

Highlighting the town’s working waterfront, the Bristol Harbormaster and local fishermen will host a harbor festival and blessing of the fleet on Saturday, Aug. 30. Lou Frattarelli, a local fisherman who, like many others, makes a living on the waters in and around Bristol, is chairman of the event. He hopes the event will draw

Ten-year-old Abby Lefebvre pours water next to a group of her friends at Barrington Beach.

Barrington Beach enjoying a banner year

Barrington Beach has enjoyed a banner year. Resident beach passes are “sold out” this year, with more than 1,600 sold. “Last year we had 1,400 passes available and we didn’t use them all,” said Michele Geremia, director of the Barrington Recreation Department which oversees the beach. “This year, we ordered 1,600, and they are gone. Residents can

Susan Panaggio of Clean Ocean Access, a Portsmouth, takes part in the first cleanup of Pheasant Drive beach on Aug. 6.

Portsmouth beach cleanup is Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Although they’re focusing on one local beach this month, the folks at Clean Ocean Access (COA) will be expanding their shoreline cleanups to other spots in town starting next month. “Starting in September we’re going to start doing monthly cleanups, including in Portsmouth,” said Dave McLaughlin, co-founder and executive director of COA, an environmental

Helen Tjader tells the story of King Philip's War in front of his throne. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Mount Hope Farm showcases state’s great outdoors

On Friday, Aug. 8 at Mount Hope Farm, the message was simple: Get unplugged. Get outdoors. Enjoy nature. Nearly 30 people gathered at the farm’s rustic Cove Cabin, overlooking picturesque Mt. Hope Bay, where Rhode Island Land Trust Council Director Rupert Friday and Mt. Hope Farm Executive Director Jennifer Bristol kicked off Rhode Island’s Land

Frznk O'Byrne  and Debbie Geheran sail the "Swallow" in Bristol Harbor during a lesson with Herreshoff Marine Museum. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children

Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children

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