March Articles

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Lighting the Way

Historic Lighthouses of Newport Harbor

On a balmy summer afternoon the harbor is filled with pleasure craft of all types and sizes. The flow of traffic streams in and out of small inlets and coves creating a texture of waves for those to navigate their vessels. Sailboats showing all the colors of a rainbow move slowly across the waters only […]

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Weddings In The Woods

More couples saying “I Do” at URI’s Alton Jones

Brooks murmur, birds chirp, and even the chipmunks sit up and take notice when brides and grooms exchange vows at the Whispering Pines Conference Center, which is nestled among 2,300 acres of secluded forest at our W. Alton Jones Campus. Weddings are generally held in the lodge or at lakeside late in the afternoon. “Most […]

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Ireland In Bristol, RI

A Visit to Aidan's Pub

Linda’s family is partly Irish, and we visited Ireland on our honeymoon. So while Irish pubs might seem like the perfect party atmosphere, to us, it’s romantic. Wherever we go in Rhode Island, we keep an eye out for Irish pubs to remind us of Ireland. We love the Celtic music, the cozy warm feeling […]

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Delicious Gourmet Burgers

Luxe Burger, Providence RI

  What really makes a good burger? Is it the cheese? The bun? The quality of meat?  To most of us, a gourmet burger is when Wendy’s releases a new sauce or when dad puts bacon on his burger during a family cook out. Living In Rhode Island, our burger choices are really limited.  If […]

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Getting There For Less

Cheap Airfares Still Abound

Despite the anguish being felt because of ultra high fuel prices, many airlines are still offering deep discounts on flights as the busy holiday travel season approaches. This is good news for consumers, but bad news for struggling carriers who absolutely cannot sustain this practice permanently. Consumers should take care how they book and pay […]

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And Beyond RI

Getting Away to the Inn by the Sea

We love traveling in the off season, when we have the place to ourselves, time is spent getting to know places and people, and the only restaurants open are the ones that the locals eat at. We recently had a weekend getaway to Cape Elizabeth Maine in the dead of winter as the guests of […]

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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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