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November Articles


A Sport’s Bar for Everyone

Dave's, in Warwick, near TF Green Airport

  It’s that time of year again, no not the holiday season; It’s the time where most major sporting events in the US are being played. College and professional football, basketball and even hockey. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of trying to watch all these games at once. But there is a […]

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Luxury, Seclusion, and Golf

Carnegie Abbey in Portsmouth, RI

  The uber-wealthy industrialists who summered in Newport during the Guilded Age may have passed on their fortunes to less ostentacious heirs and donated their their mansions to historical societies, but Narrangasett Bay’s magestic views and the seculsion of Adquidneck Island that attracted them to Newport remains. For the last 10 years, Carnegie Abbey Club […]

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Remembering the Narragansetts

Statues Across the State Help Remind Us of the Narragansett Tribes

  There are dozens of green men standing around Rhode Island. They’re weathered bronze statues of leaders and heroes who have earned a place in the hearts and foundries of the people of the state. From Columbus to Chaffee, they stand or stride their way into our everyday lives. They remind us of our history […]

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The Vadenais Family Dressing

A treasured recipe for your holiday feast

One of my dearest friends, from high school and college days, is Mary Vadenais Dexter, whose parents were in the fish-and-chips business. In fact, they made the best fish-and-chips in the area. That recipe, I’m afraid, is long gone, but “Mom’s Famous Family Dressing” is still with us. The Vadenais family makes it in a […]

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Smart, Wrinkle-Free Packing of Your Luggage

How to Pack Using the "Military Roll"

Twenty-five years ago I took my first trip to Italy; two weeks of touring through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and Capri. I had packed enough to last me two months.   The airport ticket agent said she could tell it was my ‘maiden voyage’ by the number of suitcases I lugged to the counter. There […]

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And Beyond RI

Rockport on a Blustery Day

We love traveling in the off season. After summer is over, after the throngs of tourists thin out and a chill wind whips up the waves that crash spectacularly into the rocky Cape Ann shores, it’s still not too late to enjoy Rockport. During the summer, you may look forward to a short boat ride […]

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High Flying High Rollers

Flown away for a weekend at the Borgata Hotel, Casino, and Spa in Atlantic City In the sixties, the” jet set” were the people who had both the leisure time and wherewithal to jump on a jet plane and be whisked away to glamorous destinations. Since then, jet travel and relaxing destinations have become affordable […]

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The Old Old Old Massachusetts

Old Sturbridge Village has both feet planted firmly in 19th century New England. You’ll experience the dawn of prosperity and modern commerce and what life was like in a typical New England village of the time. Role playing staff in period costumes recreate authentic discussions, and demonstrations of thoughts and skills, found during this exciting […]

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Travel Product Reviews


Traveling with your kids just got a little better

Thanks to the National Geographic Almanac

Going on a family vacation is one of the best part of being a parent. All that planning and packing and who’s going to watch the cat and what about the mail and did will fill up the car yet and… well, it can get a little hectic at times but in the end, it’s […]

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Pure Water with Every Sip

Testing the Zerowater self-filtering tumbler

Water is essential for the human body to survive. Considering that the body is made up of approximately 65% water, drinking water on a daily basis helps the body function better. More and more people are drinking water daily and they do so in a number of different ways. Bottled water, water filtration systems in […]

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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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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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