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TRENDER: Glassblower and Metal Worker Kim Vredenburg

After teaching in Rhode Island for 30 years, Kim Vredenburg is now a full-time artist specializing in glassblowing and metal work. Photo: Beth Drainville

Kim Vredenburg is a skilled glassblower and metal worker in southern RI. She designs and crafts one-of-a-kind pens, pendants, earrings, bracelets, charms, and more, all...

Organize + Energize: 5 Simple Ways to Organize Your Email

Are you the owner of an unruly email inbox? Here are five ways you can tackle email overload and get a handle on your inbox.

It seems like when the holidays roll around, it’s also a time when we get bombarded with emails. We still get our important...

Moms Can-Do’s: Toys, Museums + More

There are few things in this world that children love more than toys, so why not take your youngster to the LEGO KidsFest national tour when it stops in Hartford Dec. 6 through 8. Photo: Bill Ward/Flickr

Hey, moms! Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday—and snagged plenty of Black Friday deals. We’ve got this week’s line...

DON’T MISS: Newport Skating Center’s Grand Opening + Tree Lighting

This Friday, The Newport Skating Center celebrates its Grand Opening and 33rd Annual Tree Lighting, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

College Admissions: 5 Reasons Not To Attend Your Stretch College

There are compelling reasons why it may not be the best idea to go to the most competitive college you can get into, believes Cristiana Quinn.

In a society obsessed with brand names, we have fallen prey to the idea that students should attend the most competitive college they can get...

Providence Resident Seeks Support For Brian Griffin Statue

Last week Fox cartoon sitcom, Family Guy, killed off one of its more popular characters; family dog, Brian Griffin. Now, a city resident wants to...

MUSIC: The Mighty Good Boys Make It Look Easy At AS220

The Mighty Good Boys (Photo: Sara Yousif)

2013 has been a banner year for the Providence music scene, so many fantastic albums put out by so many talented bands. This past Wednesday at...

Skywatching: Astronomical Highlights for December

In order to meet mid-November deadlines, this column is being written several weeks before comet ISON’s close encounter with the Sun. The comet...

Skywatching: Comet ISON Updates

Astronomy expert Dave Huestis provides some interesting updates regarding comet ISON. 

5 Live Music Musts: November 28, 2013

See the Silks at Fete, Friday Night

This weekend, we give thanks to some great local venues and artists…

Getting Out: Black Friday Shopping Hit List

Black Friday is here once again and everyone is out for a holiday shopping steal. Retailers have put together some great deals this year, but...

Matos to Host Olneyville Square Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Check out the first annual Olneyville Square Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 30.

In an effort to highlight local businesses and spread holiday cheer, Providence Councilwoman Sabina Matos will host the first annual Olneyville Square Christmas Tree Lighting...

Shopping Tips + Managing Kids’ Expectations For The Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year... right? On the contrary, it can be the most stressful—just ask the multitude of...

Newport Manners & Etiquette: Thanksgiving Tips for Holiday Cheer

When to make the big announcement?

Thanksgiving turkey wine etiquette. Bringing home my gay boyfriend for the holidays to make the big announcement. Tips for those who can't hold their...

TRENDER: Photographer + Jeweler Nancy Reid Carr

Nancy Reid Carr has been expressing her artistry through a bold new medium of aluminum cuffs and prints.

Who are the Rhode Islanders leading in arts, fashion, food, and style? They're Trenders, and GoLocalProv offers glimpses of the people you most want...

Dear John: Agreeing To Marry - Disagreeing About Sex

Dear John, My fiancée and I are engaged to be married. Neither of us has ever been married before, and we’re...

Organize + Energize: Organizing Your Holiday Decorations

Don't dampen the Christmas spirit when decorating because of the mess that comes with it.

Broken ornaments, lights that no longer work, ornaments that were handmade but are now falling apart, decorations thrown in all different bins all over the...

Moms Can-Do’s: Ice Skating + More

Tis the season...literally! The ice rinks are opening up, so lace on some skates and have some fun this week. Photo: Mass Office of Travel and Tourism/flickr

Happy Thanksgiving, southern New England moms! Hope everyone’s ready for Turkey Day—and Black Friday, of course. We’ve got this...

College Admissions: Freshmen Blues - What’s a Parent to Do?

So, how as a parent do you know when the situation is a normal college adjustment period, and how do you know when to start considering a transfer? Photo: Flickr/CollegeDegrees360

Fall is here, and soon college students will be coming home for Thanksgiving break. Some freshmen will be gushing with excitement over their new friends,...

Comet ISON Suddenly Brightens

Comet ISON (photo: Scott MacNeil)

As you may have heard by now, between November 12 and 14, Comet ISON suddenly brightened by two magnitudes (6.3 times brighter). Possibly a new crack or vent...

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