Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sundance Therapies owner Sara Doherty, who will undergo a stem cell "rescue" later this month, says community support – including a fundraiser this Sunday – has been essential in helping her through treatment so far.
There is not one depressing thing about talking to Sara Doherty. She positively radiates joy. No small thing for a woman who has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past 14 months and is soon to have a stem cell "rescue," forcing her to be apart from her two young daughters for a month. Doherty was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in July 2011. To help her cover costs that won't be covered by insurance, Bob and Mary Ann Hartman of Back to Basics, together with another friend of Doherty's, have planned "Smiles and Sangria for Sara," a fundraiser at the East Greenwich Fireman's Hall. The "smiles" part of the fundraiser name is particularly apt: Doherty's smile is megawatt strong. It's a part of who she is and she recognizes her positive …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Nominate the massage place you like best in the comments; it may be voted a Readers' Choice later this summer.
Monday, June 18, 2012
If it's near and dear to your heart, Patch wants to know – tell us about EG's best place for massage. Nominate your favorite massage place in the comments below. Once you do, Patch will officially add it to the running for best of the best – and later this summer, it may beat out the competition to become the number one Readers' Choice. We will take nominations through July 9; voting begins July 23.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Thursday Patch Passport shows you a Little Bit of Paradise. This is a local place where you can feel like you are a million miles away from the daily stress of life, without having to go far from home. Come along and relax...
At the ripe old age of 40-something, I am running out of “firsts” in my life. These days my “firsts” are reserved for my three children — ages 5, 7 and 9. However, when I was presented with an offer of a free massage, I couldn't refuse! I’ve never had a massage. Those who know me wouldn't be surprised. I rarely sit still; some would call my hyperactive. I'm also very cheap; I like to call it frugality. So, faced with the prospect of free massage, combined with the fact that it would be a work assignment, I couldn't say no, or could I? Ironically, I didn’t want to say yes. A massage never really appealed to me. I couldn’t imagine going somewhere for an hour and doing nothing. Add to that the fact that I don’t want a stranger, or even a …