The List

Places to go, things to see in Rhode Island

Barrington 100 Acre Cove: 41° 45.19' N 71° 19.277' W
Alfred's of Barrington consignment: 18 Maple Ave.
Alfred Drowne Road Historic District (NPS): Alfred Drowne Rd., Annawamscutt Rd., Washington Rd.
Allen-West Farmhouse (NRHP): George St., Nockum Hill
Artist in You workshops (RIM Best of '10): 71 Maple Ave.
Bagels, Etc.: 259 County Rd.
Barrington Books bookstore: 184 County Rd.
Barrington Civic Center: 283 County Rd.
Barrington Preservation Society Museum: (lower level, public library)
Barrington Town Beach: Bay Road
Barrington Town Hall: 283 County Rd.
Beach Mansion: 32 Lorrain St.
Belton Court (former estate): Middle Highway
Benjamin A. Jackson House, 115 Nayatt Rd.
Billy's restaurant (RIM Best of '09: new neighborhood restaurant): 286 Maple Ave.
Blue Kangaroo: 328 County Rd.
Bluewater Bar & Grill: 32 Barton Ave.
The Daily Scoop (RIM): 230 County Rd.
Haines State Park: Metropolitan Park Dr.
Hollies on the Avenue (RIM Best Spring '14 - gifts): 8 Anok…

Artists ~ Jason Senior ~ Westerly

Artist’s name: Jason Senior
Shop name: JasonsMetalCreations

1. Tell us about your work
The items I sell on Etsy come from ideas my wife and I have talked about. Some ideas work themselves out in my head and make it to production and some don't.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
Not really.

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I started working with metal in the field about 20 years ago while roofing. Once people started pushing ideas on me I became more confident. I started creating my own items not only for my job but also for Etsy.

Where do you draw your inspiration?
My wife.

5. What’s your favorite item to create?
Anything I have never made before. I love the challenge.

6. What’s your best seller?
The business card holders.

7. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
I have lived in Westerly my entire life.

8. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
The coast!

9. Favorite place to take out-of-towners?
The Charlestown R…

Events ~ Narragansett Arts Guild ~ Narragansett

The Narragansett Arts Guild starts its third summer season on Gazebo Park in Narragansett on Wednesday June 28th from 5 pm until dusk. The event continues every Wednesday night until August.

Returning artists include Mike Bryce, Moonlight Jewelry, Esteverde, Art by Seth, Sign's O' Fire, DAS Photography and Photography from Sand Hill Cove. Six new artists, HHStudioRI, Earth Ware Collective, Be Creative Mary, Painting Daisies, Nansea Glass Designs, and Design by Neringa join the guild event this year. Every vendor is the creator of the art you will see an is a local, RI resident. Check out our website for the art of each individual vendor. Also, we will feature a local non-profit each week and will have space for other vendors representing the community. All of this creativity happens each Wednesday evening in Narragansett on Gazebo Park, Ocean Road by the Casino Towers.

Support the Makers, your local artists, craftsmen, photographers, writers, designers, musicians, the self-emp…

Food makers ~ Alan Alberto ~ Mesa Fresca

Your name: Alan Alberto
Product line name: Mesa Fresca
Instagram: @MesaFresca
Facebook: @MesaFresca.FreshTable

1. Tell us about your product.
At Mesa Fresca, translating to the fresh table, we craft gourmet Hispanic sauces using all natural ingredients. Our recipes are rooted in family tradition and freshly grounded in love.

Our first offering, Chimichurri is inspired by our mamas recipe. Chimichurri is a blend of parsley, garlic and herbs that can be used as a marinade or dipping sauce for meat, poultry, fish or vegetables. This summer we’re introducing two new products: Spicy Chimichurri and Salsa Criolla – Red Bell Pepper Relish.

For recipe ideas and more visit

2. How did you get started making your product(s)?
It was really at the urging of friends who use to join our family for meals and share our table. In our family, Sunday afternoons have always been special. After a long week, Sunday’s marked a moment to gather together, celebrate l…

Artists ~ Kiera Regan and Louann Regan ~ Barrington

Artist’s name: Kiera Regan and Louann Regan
Shop name: Glass.Rock.Beach.
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Pinterest: @Glass.Rock.Beach.
Instagram: @glass.rock.beach

1. Tell us about your work. 
 The jewelry we create is from found objects on Rhode Island beaches. Our jewelry features hand-picked sea glass and shells encrusted with pyrite on either brass or silver plated cuff bracelets, sterling silver or gold plated chain, and sterling silver, brass plated, and gold filled earring posts and hoops. All shells and glass are hand-picked from Indonesia, Thailand, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and other New England beaches. These elements are sometimes on their own, and other times combined with semi-precious stones such as pearls, malachite, turquoise, hematite, and other various stones.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business? 
Glass.Rock.Beach. is the basis of our jewelry design and crafting materials, …

Nightlife ~ Wage House

Wage House
560 Mineral Spring Ave.
Pawtucket, RI
(401) 474-9998

Wage House was kind enough to invite me to a show on Friday. It was my first time seeing live improv, so I went in with only vague images of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" as a guide for what to expect.

Turns out, I was right. There were two teams of players: "Up in the Attic" and "Poolside." Each team's performance took about 20 minutes.

After a prompt from the audience, the players launched into a rapid-fire tag team game of improv that establishes locations and characters, then turns back in on itself, and comes out the other side. If that sentence confuses and surprises you, you'll have a sense of how improv works. Also, you'll laugh. A lot.

On Friday the house was full, and there were only bare moments of dialog where someone wasn't laughing. The rest of the time, the crowd (myself included) was clearly having a good time. It's a nice way to let off steam on a Friday e…

NSFW Tourist searches for lobster in Providence

The excited tourist revisits the town he was born at when he was a baby.

Overly Excited Tourist Searches For Lobster in Providence from Funny Or Die
Hilarious, but strong language.

Artists ~ Susan Waterman ~ Richmond

Artist’s name: Susan Waterman
Shop name: Orla Soy Candle
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Facebook: orla soy candle
Pinterest: orla soy candle
Instagram: orla soy candle; waterphoto27

1. Tell us about your work. 
I have been designing and formulating candles for 10 years. With a knack for scent selection and a desire to use the very best ingredients.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business? 
It is named after our nephew's daughter, Orla. The name is of Irish origin, and means golden princess.

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer? 
We needed to add more product to our product catalog of music cds and came up with thematically paired natural soy wax candles that matched our cds.

4. Where do you draw your inspiration? 
There seems to be a scent or fragrance that accompanies our feelings and experiences. I draw on my life experiences and scent memory when selecting scents.

5. What’s your favorite item to create? 
The wedding candl…