Showing posts from February, 2011

Rhody Non-profits ~ Childrens Wishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Design ~ Frog and Toad, Providence, on Apartment Therapy

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

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

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