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Places to go, things to see in Rhode Island

Barrington 100 Acre Cove: 41° 45.19' N 71° 19.277' W
Alfred's of Barrington consignment: 18 Maple Ave.
Alfred Drowne Road Historic District (NPS): Alfred Drowne Rd., Annawamscutt Rd., Washington Rd.
Allen-West Farmhouse (NRHP): George St., Nockum Hill
Artist in You workshops (RIM Best of '10): 71 Maple Ave.
Bagels, Etc.: 259 County Rd.
Barrington Books bookstore: 184 County Rd.
Barrington Civic Center: 283 County Rd.
Barrington Preservation Society Museum: (lower level, public library)
Barrington Town Beach: Bay Road
Barrington Town Hall: 283 County Rd.
Beach Mansion: 32 Lorrain St.
Belton Court (former estate): Middle Highway
Benjamin A. Jackson House, 115 Nayatt Rd.
Billy's restaurant (RIM Best of '09: new neighborhood restaurant): 286 Maple Ave.
Blue Kangaroo: 328 County Rd.
Bluewater Bar & Grill: 32 Barton Ave.
The Daily Scoop (RIM): 230 County Rd.
Haines State Park: Metropolitan Park Dr.
Hollies on the Avenue (RIM Best Spring '14 - gifts): 8 Anok…

Press Release ~ Rhody Craft Relocation Celebration ~ Providence

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Rhody Craft Celebrates Relocation and Expansion on Providence’s Hope Street with Grand Re-opening The carefully curated Rhode Island gift shop is growing – and creating business for more local artists and makers
Rhody Craft, a carefully curated Rhode Island gift shop located on the Providence’s East Side, is hosting its “Relocation Celebration” on Thursday, September 7 from 5-8pm. The party is open to the public and will feature food, drinks, free gifts for the first 50 guests, and a 10% discount on all purchases during the event.
Rhody Craft recently moved from 780 Hope Street to a newly expanded, freshly renovated retail space at 769 Hope Street, breathing new life into the former home of Podrat Coin Exchange. The move has already proved successful: Rhody Craft was awarded “Old Favorite, New Space: Gift Boutique” at Rhode Island Monthly’s annual Best of Rhode Island event on July 27.
The store boasts a fun and colorful collection of handmade art, crafts, gifts for all ages (including ba…

Artists ~ Kelly Moran ~ Newport

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Artist’s name: Kelly Moran
Shop name: Kelly G Designs Newport
Website: etsy.com/shop/kellygdesignsnewport
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kellygdesignsnewport
Instagram: @kellygdesigns


1. Tell us about your work
I started crafting at a young age because I'm not one to sit still. I like to create almost anything and my designs have evolved from lanyard and knotting, crocheting and knitting, sewing and studding, to woodwork and jewelry. These days, I stick to more mature designs focusing on natural materials and durable, high-quality hand-made products.


2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
Nope, pretty boring and self-explanatory :)

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I'm not, just a crafter with excess inventory!

4. Where do you draw your inspiration?
Eclectic jewelry and accessories on strangers, tattoos, fashion ads.

5. What’s your favorite item to create?
Feather earrings.


6. What’s your best seller?
Also the feather earrings although the ear …

Press release ~ HASCON ~ Providence

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Hasbro Expands All-Star Lineup for First-Ever HASCON with Flo Rida, Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Eh Bee Family and the cast of ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’
Just Announced: Performance by Flo Rida and Meet and Greets with Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, Eh Bee Family, David Ortiz, James White, Jackie Bradley Jr., Susan Blu, Len Cabral and the voice cast of Hasbro’s Netflix Original Series for Kids ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’
Pawtucket, R.I. – August 8, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional entertainment programming details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida …

5 Reasons Not to Miss This Year’s HASCON FANmily Event

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The HASCON Fanmily Event, happening September 8-10 in downtown Providence, will give fans and families from around the world a unique opportunity to see their favorite Hasbro brands come alive.
From interactive games to celebrity appearances to exclusive, first-look content – this three-day convention has something for everyone.
Here are five reasons this upcoming event is a CAN’T-MISS.
1.Games, games and more games: Convention-goers will have the opportunity to play a life-sized PIE FACE; battle in a custom-built NERF Battle Arena; get ponified as their favorite characters from My Little Pony; and bring Play-Doh creations to life in the Play-Doh test kitchen, plus so much more! You can check out all the fun to expect here: hascon.hasbro.com
2.Exclusive, exciting content: Fans will get behind the scenes access to first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s most popular television and movie series. Be the first to know new details from Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET…

Artists ~ Andreia & Mark Silva ~ Rumford

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Artist’s name: Andreia & Mark Silva
Shop name: Silva Lining Designs
Website: etsy.com/shop/silvaliningdesigns
Twitter: @SLDesignsRI
Facebook: @SilvaLiningDesigns
Pinterest:pinterest.com/SLDesignsRI
Instagram: @silva_lining_designs

1. Tell us about your work
We refinish and restore furniture items, concentrating & specializing in antique, heirloom, and vintage pieces. We sell through a variety of channels. We have an online shop via Etsy, a retail display booth at Stillwater Antiques Center in Greenville, RI, and can be found at the Providence Flea Marketplace throughout the year.

We also provide custom refinishing & restoration services on your own existing furniture. You tell us how you'd like it to look, and we'll execute your vision. We provide door-to-door service, complimentary when you choose to work with us. We strive to make the process as convenient and seamless for our clients as possible.


2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
It's a play on…

Sights ~ Neighbor's Lane ~ Providence

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Back when I was compiling the list of things to see and do in Rhode Island, I read about Neighbor's Lane. I can't quite remember where, but I recall that it was supposed to be one of the few remaining cobblestone streets in the city. This year, I set out to find it.




Neighbor's Lane is a narrow carriage path between John Street and Williams Street on College Hill.


On John Street it emerges between number 14, the Lippitt-Green House, built 1803-1812 (once the home of Gov./Sen. T. F. Green), and 16, the John D. Jones House from 1844.

Over on Williams Street, it comes out between the Cromwell Barney House (91 Williams St., ca 1800) and the West Pope House (ca 1799).


So the street has clearly been around for awhile. I couldn't figure out why it was never paved over, but luckily it managed to avoid asphalt. It was preserved and refurbished in 2000 and received a State Historic Preservation Award.

Today it's a charming reminder of what all the paved streets were at the ti…

Artists ~ Jetty Archer ~ Hope Valley

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Artist's Name: Jetty Archer
Shop Name: Designed by the Sea
Handmade Sea Glass & Lampwork Jewelry
Website: www.JettyR.Etsy.com
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/JettyR
Etsy Search: JettyR
Email: 2Jetty@gmail.com


1. Tell us about your work
I am a self taught jewelry designer. I create one-of-a-kind jewelry inspired by sea glass found on Rhode Island beaches and also from lampwork beads, clay beads, copper enamel , sterling silver and pewter charms. I love blending colors of various beads and components together to make interesting pieces. I am always experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Recently I have started to use alcohol inks paint on metal charms. Vintage items are always a pleasure to use in my jewelry when available. Creating with a mixture of metal, glass, clay, silk and linen cord is most rewarding.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
When I named my shop Designed by the Sea, I lived in a cottage not far from the sea in Westerly, RI. I started my …