The Preserve at Briarcliffe

Well-known in the hospitality industry is the notion of a “sense of arrival.” Broadly defined, a “sense of arrival” is that special feeling a customer experiences during the …

A Change of Seasons

An unknown author once penned the words: “Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be.”  For floral designer Darlene Fleming, change is something she embraces with the …

Natalie Payette

This August will be the one year anniversary for Natalie Payette, the Cranston Herald’s newest sales associate. Though some might say of this addition to the paper “there’s a new …

The Preserve at Briarcliffe

The iconic musician David Bowie once wrote of aging gracefully: “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” The notion of …

The Preserve at Briarcliffe

When asked about aging, the American writer and activist Betty Freidan replied: “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” If Betty Freidan was …

The Preserve at Briarcliffe

There are times in life when you know you are at the right place at the right time.  As we usher in a new year, many of us may be asking, are we indeed “at the right place, at the right …

Garden City Nail Spa

Located in a busy plaza on Sockanosset Cross Road is the sparkly new nail salon Garden City Nail Spa.  This elegant and sophisticated spa officially opened its doors a few short weeks ago in …

Donna Zarrella

If there is anything that Donna Zarrella knows, it is that relationships are important, and that people matter.  Donna Zarrella is the Advertising Manager at Beacon Communications, a …

Briarcliffe Gardens

            If there is anything we have learned during the time of the Pandemic of 2020, it is how much we cherish our loved ones, and how much …

Janice York Torilli

Janice York Torilli has been a dedicated member of the staff of Beacon Communications for over 30 years. Janice, with her quiet confidence, professionalism and calm manner, is an invaluable member of …

My final deadline

When I hit the send button last week to submit my weekly columns and other news/photos, I did not know it would be my final deadline. For the past 28 years, I have not missed …

Council races heat up

Enerjy – superb Mediterranean food

Falcons take home JV title

Spring festival offers exciting community activities