Living

‘Les Miserables’ opens at PPAC

PROVIDENCE – Matt Shingledecker was late for our interview. “I’m so sorry,” he said. “Our lunch breaks are all over the place.” Shingledecker was in New York for his last week of rehearsals for “Les... more

See ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ at Assembly Theatre

BURRILLVILLE – The Theatre Company of Rhode Island will present “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” by Neil Simon, Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 22-23 and 29-30, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, at 2 p.... more

Poster artists on exhibit at Gallery 175

PAWTUCKET – Gallery 175 announces an exhibition of Pawtucket Art Festival poster artists through Oct. 27. On exhibit is the artwork of three artists who have provided images for posters for the... more

Lanterns, Ghosts 
and King Phillip’s War Hike set for Tuesday

CUMBERLAND – The Providence County Hiking Club and Blackstone Heritage Corridor hold its annual Lanterns, Ghosts, and King Phillip’s War Hike through the Cumberland woods on Tuesday, Sept. 26. This... more

Fall for autumn like never before

We’re going all in on fall. Our 2017 version of Autumn in the Valley is about falling for autumn in new or fun ways. Sometimes it’s easy to think of this season we’re entering as the letdown from... more

Apples ‘sweet as ever’ as crop rebounds

Some farmers say this year’s harvest is best they’ve seen in years
Call it a comeback. Apple farmers are rejoicing this year, hailing a season some said was the best in a few years, particularly after last year’s crop was devastated by a freeze. Over at Jaswell’s... more

Shades of autumn

Vibrant new door 
can change the whole look of a house
Going to bold and colorful front doors is all the rage in 2017, but some might be having buyer’s remorse as they think about how they’ll decorate their new centerpiece for fall. Marybeth Podmaska, of... more

Extend your summer with autumn camping

Campgrounds offer warm chit-chat by the fire, s'mores, and even a heated pool
Crisp autumn mornings spent among trees twinkling an array of colors in the sunlight turn into cozy nights cooking s’mores by a roaring fire. Scenic hikes are marked by the crunch of fallen leaves... more

Scary & nice

Glocester to host its 
first Scarecrow Festival
GLOCESTER – Town resident and Chepachet Grange #38 member Mark Rechter was driving through Clarence, N.Y. last fall when he found himself in the middle of the Clarence Hollow Scarecrow Festival. “It... more