Showing posts from April, 2011

Events ~ TweetHop ~ Pawtuxet Village

A TweetUp is a gathering of social media aficionados; the opportunity to meet face-to-face with people you may only know through their Twitter or Facebook feeds. My good friend Kathie of @carloverkat and I try to organize one every few months, and our most recent one took place in Pawtuxet Village in coordination with Friends of Pawtuxet Village.

It was a lot of fun! We worked well in advance with many of the Village businesses, and were able to have many of them participate:

O'Rourke's Bar and Grille
Powers Pub
Basta Italian Restaurante
Water's Edge Cafe
Little Falls Bakery & Cafe

Retail Stores:
RiversEdge Flowers & Gifts
Twice Told Tales
Village Arts and Antiques
Innisfree Bodyworks

All of the shops stayed open to accommodate the participants, and we created a punch-card with all the business names on it. Attendees got a stamp for each business they visited, and at the end of the night, they turned in their punch cards. For every…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Watch Hill Cabanas by Amy Martira Photography"

biltmore at night (iPhone wallpaper) by undergroundbastard

Providence by little art-girl

First Baptist Church by robtm2010

A blustery day. by siriusthinking

the breakers by shaggyshoo

Bad Idea by SteelToad

IMG_0746 by appylovee

Gazebo at Twilight by BarbaraS2009

Beavertail Moonrise by benjacobsen

Sights ~ Barrington Town Beach ~ Barrington

Barrington Town Beach
Bay Rd.
Barrington, Rhode Island

The weather in the last few days has been so lovely that Bear and I actually detoured to a nearby beach on our way home.

Barrington Town Beach occupies four acres of a cove on the Narragansett Bay, with beautiful views of both the bay and the waterfront homes. Being a town beach, parking in the lot is reserved for residents. Fortunately it was very early in the season and we were able to find street parking nearby.

It was literally a breath of fresh air. Cool and breezy, but not cold, we were able to take our shoes and socks off and walk along the shore, letting the waves roll over our feet.

Bear enjoyed some shell hunting, too.

We saw another group further along the beach, including one brave soul who was kite-sailing.

It was good weather for it, apparently.

Bear absolutely loved the beach. I agree that it's very nice, but it's definitely meant for Barrington residents.

Dining ~ Friendship Cafe, Providence

Friendship Cafe
500 Broad St.
Providence, Rhode Island
7:00am - 2:00 pm

On Good Friday, a group of friends and I (and Bear) met for lunch at Friendship Cafe. It's situated in the 500 Broad Street building, right at the corner of Broad and Friendship Streets, in south Providence, a neighborhood undergoing revitalization.

The restaurant is a division of Amos House, an independent social service agency in Providence that provides a soup kitchen, financial and housing assistance, detox and education. As one of the businesses run by Amos House, they employ graduates from the Amos Culinary Education (ACE) program.

It's a bright, clean friendly place with light wood floors and tables, energetic orange and soothing green.

Much of the interior woodwork was done by another Amos House WORKS business, Amos House Builds, by graduates of Amos House's Carpentry Training  (ACT) program.

The staff was friendly and welcoming, and we soon found ourselves comfortably accommodated. Onc…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Rhode Island State House 2 by boliyou

Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island by nelights

Post office by mizzbritta

Ashton Bridges by BlueisCoool

Dutch Island Light by kpmst7

013ed by red army photography

Events ~ Providence 375

Providence 375 May - October, 2011 Providence, Rhode Island from the site:

In 1636, Roger Williams and a small group of followers landed on the shores of the Seekonk River in Providence's Fox Point. From May through October 2011, Providence will commemorate the 375th anniversary of the colonial settlement along the shores of the Great Salt Cove. 
SAMPLE  EVENTS & PROGRAMS:Commemorative guidebook spotlighting historical moments + calendar of eventsMy Providence Video ContestCelebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative - a summer-long series of dance, opera, hip hop and more for the city's diverse neighborhoodsWBNA Block PartyFriday Night Concerts at Waterplace ParkNational Park Service and Smith Hill CDC - Youth Intern Program & Walking ToursWeb-based curriculum project for Providence high school studentsA special WaterFire in honor of the 375th

Rhody artists ~ Tanner Glass ~ Cranston

Artist's name: Suzanne Tanner
Shop name: Tanner Glass
Web site:
Twitter: tannerglass

1. Tell us about your work: I like to refer to it as FUNctional Objects for Everyday Life. Primarily, I'm a glassblower, but I added a line of magnets, paperweights and hooks a couple of years ago that have taken me a little bit off course from glassblowing. I do make many of the glass pieces I use in that line, though. So now my time is divided between making things in the Hot Shop (glass studio), and at my at-home studio. It's a great balance!

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter? Lots of work, determination, and most important, a love for what I do. I was fortunate to get my start when the market was really hopping. It gave me a good foundation to move forward and develop new ideas. I've always had a creative side, and a business side, and feel pretty forunate that I was able to combine the two. (And a huge thanks Mom and Dad for no…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse by nelights

providence by kobrienjewelry

Rhode Island Statehouse by MyDay247

City in the Sun by MattJohnston401

Donald Gerola Sculpture Pawtucket R.I. by BlueisCoool

Late winter nature at Sachuest Point by robert.rinkel

Ocean House Watch Hill by Amy Martira Photography

A lovely walk at Colt State Park by alamodestuff

Cemetery Office &Gate by Mr. Ducke

Cargo Home by DaveAmasPics

Newport Sailboat by martha_jean

Rhode Island by dougtone

Stepping Stone Falls by ebnt-photo

Untitled by provbenson2009

USA - Rhode Island - Newport by Chris&Steve

Providence, Rhode Island, 2 April 2011 by PhillipC

IMG_3269 by tapenail

Watch Hill, RI by kaminine55

One way to get there by Shawn Anthony Fraser

82/365 The Inner Monster by MarkHeyThere

Rainy Rhode Island 7 by sushla

Ocean House, Watch Hill by kateanthes

Rhode Island State House by Out of the Grey

Room with a View; Sunset over Westerly RI by Perpetual Twilight Photography