Author: Isabella Santoro

The Two Hearts Behind the David Louis Cunha Foundation

Loving and supportive parents Peter and Cheryl Cunha created the David Louis Cunha Foundation in the memory of their late son David to give back to the community in a way that reflects the beauty of David’s life. When David unexpectedly passed away in early 2015, his parents decided to

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Ocean State School of Gymnsatics

Christine Zinno, a resident of Smithfield, is a coach at the Ocean State School of Gymnsatics (OSSG). She also teaches trampoline and tumbling gymnastics classes. I had the pleasure of speaking with her about her style of coaching, the fun she has with her students at the gym, and even

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Color Me Courage, Color Me Kind

Isabella R Santoro Ramona Bass Kolobe, also known as The Watermelon Lady to those who know her, is a wonderful “story wheeler” who is a founding member of an amazing non-profit organization called Rhode Island Black Storytellers, and it started all in her kitchen some 26 years ago. Their mission

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Expressing Kindness through Art

Theresa Pierpaoli, a mom of three and lifelong resident of Smithfield, spreads kindness and boosts morale through her beautiful rock painting. Theresa started painting rocks in 2017 to cope with stress and started back up again last year when the inspiration struck her to spread kindness throughout the town of

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