April Articles


Digging up the Healthiest

Rhode Island Clam Shacks

  The Rhode Island coastline offers a multitude of food destinations. Among the seasonal establishments are the region’s countless clam and lobster shacks, which by the way, do little for the waist line. Still, who can refuse to give in to your selection of seafood, battered and fried to perfection?  In my travels, here are […]

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Shining a Light Into the Past

The North Lighthouse on Block Island

Block Island, in itself, retains such a remote quality that one can hardly imagine that there can be something even more remote on the island. That being said, the North Lighthouse is just that. If you go to the most remote spot on the island, and if you don’t mind trudging through soft sand for […]

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Finding Romance In Nature

Stepping Stone Falls, West Greenwich, RI

  Most couples think that a romantic outing has to involve dining out, or dancing, or a movie, or an expensive event, like the theater. Well, I beg to differ on this one. Despite loving the ornate and glamorous at times, I mostly opt for a chance to be outdoors to bring me back to […]

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A Perfect Spot to Survey Providence

Prospect Terrace Park

Prospect Terrace Park is the ideal place to kick off a visit to Providence, or just enjoy a sandwich and city view if you are a local. Tucked away along Congdon Street on Providence’s historic East Side, Prospect Terrace is near a number of other attractions including Benefit Street, Brown University, RISD, the Providence Atheneum […]

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Snacks on a Plane!

For some, a peanut snack is more dangerous than a snake. How to handle it on your flight.

Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less […]

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Comfort Food at the Mall

Cheeseboy Brings Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Providence Place Mall

Nothing says “comfort food” more than a grilled cheese sandwich, that hot melted cheese and buttery toasted bread is fast, filling, simple, convenient, and is a comfy as a warm fleece blanket and a crackling fireplace.  Sometimes you might find a grilled cheese sandwich on the kid’s menu at a diner, but until Cheeseboy, you’re […]

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I Have To Fly WHERE?

How Business Travellers Can Stay Safe in the Worlds Hotspots

 Business travellers increasingly find themselves needing to visit hotspots. Outside Europe and America, many countries need special care. Obviously, Iraq wouldn’t be the number one choice for a business trip. But other countries, like Saudi Arabia or parts of the Far East, require attention too. Horrific stories of kidnapping and murder scare anyone planning to […]

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And Beyond RI

Spring in Boston

  When the snow melts on Boston Common, the crocuses are joined by daffodils in vest-pocket gardens in front of the brownstones, and the whole city feels fresh and clean, it’s time to visit Boston. You might visit Boston on business, after all, there’s a lot of business going on in Boston. Or history – […]

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Travel Product Reviews

Feasting at the Big Game with Chipotle Mexican Grill Catering

Even if your team isn’t playing this year, you can throw the best Super Bowl party on the block with the catering options from Chipotle Mexican Grill. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or a small group of friends, Chipotle has several choices for football fans everywhere. The Chipotle folks catered last year’s Superbowl party. […]

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Cute as a Bee

I am always fascinated with new inventions, especially those that really make sense. There are so many creative products that I am across in my reviews that I wonder why this hadn’t been invented before. Recently, I had a chance to review a really cute and innovative product that I need to mention to my […]

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Teaching the Kids to Grow

Soilless planting with DuneCraft

There’s a special joy in growing a plant from seed. Starting with a tiny dry pellet, with a bit of nurturing, and growing into a beautiful flower or perhaps even a plant that provides food gives that unique blessing of being a provider of life, no matter who you are. The folks at DuneCraft have […]

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A Brush For Wet Hair

Packing the Wet Brush for a weekend getaway

While traveling is one of the greatest joys in life, there is always the dreaded chore of what to pack.  Besides the clothes and cosmetics that have to be packed there are other items that I don’t normally think of until there is the need for it.  The excitement of discovering a new place turns nerve-jangling when I […]

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Great Mornings

Enjoying Morninga

My mother always told me when I was growing up that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I passed down that piece of information to my own children and hopefully they will do the same for theirs. Now, I must state that Pop-Tarts, streusel and high sugared cereals weren’t things that I […]

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Pistachio Snack Bar?

Enjoying Pistachio Bites

When it comes to snacking, I have to say I love pistachio nuts. It doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that my favorite color is green and so is a pistachio nut, but they just taste so darn good! Once a bag of pistachio nuts is placed in front of me I have […]

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Hold it with a Shouldit

A scarf with hidden pockets

I just hate carrying a purse; absolutely hate it! It is always slipping off my shoulder when I am walking somewhere and then it flops in front of me and I get all tangled up and, more than I can say, frustrated! Or, struggling at the checkout line trying to shove everything back into my […]

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Dressing Up that Favorite Outfit

Exquisite Handmade Jewelry From Margie Edwards Designs

How many women love to dress up for a special occasion? I mean, dressing-up, with the dress, shoes and just the right pieces of jewelry to accentuate the whole outfit. Imagine walking into that room looking like you just won the lottery and every heard turn as you make your way across the floor. Aren’t […]

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Salads Taste Better

Salad dressings from San-J

I wonder how many people can honestly say that they love to eat salad on a daily basis. I don’t mean just lettuce and tomato because that isn’t a salad to me, but with lots of vegetables, cheeses, olives, nuts, sunflower seeds and croutons. Now that’s a salad! Anyway, how many say that they can […]

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Morning Coffee Just Got Easier!

Enjoy Jiva Coffee Cubes

When I wake up in the morning, I leave just the right amount of time for me to get ready so I don’t get distracted. That means that I have to have practically everything ready the night before; even my lunch (unless something needs refrigerating). I have everything set out for the next morning so […]

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