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Rhody Non-profits ~ Childrens Wishes

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Children's Wishes of Rhode Island
757 Park Ave.
Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 228-7761
info@cwishesri.org


When a child develops a life-threatening illness, family life centers around treatment and recovery. The financial and emotional drain on family and child are severe, and it's easy for hope to fade. Enter Children's Wishes.

While attending the Charity Revolution fundraiser for Children's Wishes I had the opportunity to meet the Executive Director, Dana. I was impressed by her enthusiasm for her work.

Children's Wishes's mission statement is "By granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical illnesses, we create the opportunity for them to believe in magic and infuse hope and happiness into their lives."

Since its founding in April, 2009, they have granted 11 wishes for children, including shopping sprees, bedroom makeovers, special needs computers and trips to Disney World.

Kids ages 2-1/2 to 18 with life-threatening illnesses are el…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr Group

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Aerial view of Sakonnet Lighthouse by nelights


Providence Children's Museum Dragon by BlueisCoool


Providence skyline at sunset by katie47n


Claiborne Pell Bridge by kpmst7


Interlink by Jef Nickerson


Federal Blues R.I.M. by Marcfoto


church and state by duluoz cats


Atlantic Beach Park Carousel Horse by Amy Martira Photography
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Beautiful by driababe


Pawtucket Armory by robtm2010


Kennedy Plaza from city archives by SecondEmpire


Stars down to earth by Altaf Rahman


things are looking up by judyboy


Great spooky picture by leggab


In my little town by SteelToad


IMG_2454 by kobrienjewelry

Dining ~ The Blue Beaver Deli, Johnston - UPDATED

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UPDATE: Sadly, The Blue Beaver is no more.

The Blue Beaver Deli
39 Greenville Ave.
Johnston, Rhode Island
401-421-BLUE / 2583


In a little strip mall in Johnston, where once a Subway stood, now lives a deli awkwardly named "The Blue Beaver."

Bear and I stopped in a couple of weeks ago, shortly after they opened, and we were pleasantly surprised! Traces of the former Subway remain in the floor and the brick wallpaper, but the atmosphere and the food are worlds away.

Rather than the rather discontented employees I'd found at the former restaurant, the folks here are friendly and accommodating. And the sandwiches - oh, such sandwiches! Bear is now addicted to the #18 "Wicked Willow Dam" - no tomatoes. I like the "create your own." Their roast beef is fresh, rare and juicy. The specialty chicken pot pie is good, even a couple of days later.

We've taken Bear's friends there, stopped in for a last-minute meal, and carried out. It's clean, conveni…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flick Group

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Warwick Lighthouse, Rhode Island by nelights


High Rise Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool


Foggy trail by katie47n


011ed by red army photography


Downtown Providence by martha_jean


lost claw. by kylenolin


Sailing into the sunset by siriusthinking


Small Rhode Island Fishing Boats by roundapple


Rhode Island State House Dome by RIRed1


USS Saratoga - Newport, Rhode Island, USA by Flame1958


Courthouse by Jef Nickerson


Ticonderoga by jpsphoto


Heavenly Details by Marcfoto


Yes Gallery by Time Passages


thoughtfully by duluoz cats

Event ~ Southside Community Land Trust Urban Agriculture Spring Kick-off, Feb 26, Providence

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Southside Community Land Trust
Urban Agriculture Spring Kick-Off
Providence, Rhode Island
February 26

Event Announcement ~ Purple Stride 2011, East Greenwich, May 15

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Purple Stride 2011 Goddard Park Warwick, Rhode Island May 15 Registration

Design ~ Frog and Toad, Providence, on Apartment Therapy

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Frog and Toad
795 Hope Street
Providence, Rhode Island

Apartment Therapy has a nice write-up on East Side design store Frog and Toad.

Although we've cruised down the shopping district on Hope Street a few times, we haven't yet stopped at Frog and Toad. Now I see we'll have to make it a priority.





Since Bear and I are both focused on finishing up our bedroom decor right now, we'll need to make regular stops into the local design shops. Frog and Toad will be on the top of our list.

images: Apartment Therapy

Sights ~ Chateau-sur-Mer, Newport

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Chateau-sur-Mer
474 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, Rhode Island


Last October my parents came up for my birthday and offered to take me anywhere I wanted to go. I suggested Newport, and Chateau-sur-Mer in particular.

As you can see from the photo, it was a beautiful, clear day. We really enjoyed the tour, and I'd count the Chateau as my favorite of the mansions I've seen so far. Bear is still loyal to Marble House.

The house is far "homier" than the other mansions, although no less luxurious. It has more of a warm, lived-in feel to me, which is probably because it was built as a year-round home, where the later "cottages" were only summer plates. It was also built about 40 years earlier than the other big Vanderbilt mansions, which may have something to do with it.

In fact, Chateau-sur-Mer was built in 1852 for William Shepard Wetmore who died a short ten years later. William left the mansion to his son, George. George went on to serve in the Senate and as Governor …

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Snowman.. by Mr. Ducke


State House at sunset by katie47n


Night Downtown Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool


"The Elms by kpmst7


Sky by martha_jean


Sakonnet Lighthouse by nelights


wave. by kylenolin


Untitled by siriusthinking


Small Rhode Island Fishing Boats by roundapple


Rhode Island Red by Matt Champlin


Newport, Rhode Island by dougtone


Rhode Island State House (Providence, Rhode Island) by Capitolshots Photography


Rhode Island State House Library by RIRed1


Rhode Island Home by shottwokill


Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 by RI PhotoMan