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July, 2017

Letter From the Publisher, Maureen Hart Cary

I love summertime and the many celebrations that have become local traditions. People come from all over the world to experience Rhode Island in the summer. Our history, beaches and stunning views just can’t be beat!

It’s easy to reflect on fond memories of past summertimes from my own youth as well as my daughter’s. When she was young, I would make it a point to take her for a day trip to Newport every summer. We would tour one of the mansions and marvel at the grand way people lived back then, or take a boat trip around the harbor and see some of the world famous yachts and America’s Cup racers. It was an opportunity that seemed too great to miss—taking in the history, let alone creating memories together.

I urge you to read “Rhode Island Eco-Adventures for Families” by our very own Wendy Fachon, on page 32, and get some ideas to spark a renewed interest in some of the natural resources we have here in the Ocean State. You can explore new areas camping at one of the five state campgrounds, explore a tide pool, paddle the waters by canoe or kayak, or even visit Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to learn about safe, environmentally compliant recycling services for the community.

As an ardent fan of a good detox to reboot the system, I am very excited about Meredith Montgomery’s feature article this month, “Natural Ways to Cleanse Body and Mind: Take Toxins Out of Your Life.” It seems fitting that Bill and I will be embarking on another 12-day herbal detox in a few weeks. As I have written about in the past, it seems all too easy in our busy lives to get caught up in a cycle of not making the best choices and taking care of ourselves as best we can. So we reboot. Summertime is a great time to do that, with the plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables and the ability to get outside and move around it feels like the whole planet is in reboot mode.

There are many wonderful things to do in Rhode Island, never more so than in the summer. Hope to see you out there!


Maureen Cary
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