Showing posts from March, 2011

Event announcement ~ TweetHop in Pawtuxet Village, April 28, 2011


Join Us For The First Ever TweetHop in Beautiful Pawtuxet Village! Is it an Easter Egg Hunt? Nah....
Is it a Sock Hop? No way!

This is a fun networking event showcasing beautiful Pawtuxet Village and all the wonderful local businesses there! Join your friends, bring your family, and come stroll along historic Pawtuxet Village! Be sure to bring your camera to capture the Village's Scenic Beauty! Stop in to all the open businesses, have something to drink, taste their great foods and shop local! Participate in a Village Wide Raffle at the end of the evening!
The Stroll will start and end at Little Falls Bakery Cafe where you will sign in to get your Business Listing Card. As you stop in each business, be sure to get the card stamped to validate your visit! You must stop in at least 5 businesses to participate in the Raffle at the end of the evening! At 8:30, we will all meet back at Little Falls Cafe, where you can turn in your stamped business cards for a chance to draw a …

Sights ~ Rhode Island State House, Providence

Rhode Island State House
1 Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island

Bear and I were a bit embarrassed to admit that we've lived in Rhode Island for about two and a half years now, and we hadn't made the trip to the State House. Finally after much procrastination, we decided to go.
Wikipedia tells us the architectural style is neo-classical, which appears to be a very popular style for government buildings in the decades around the turn of the 20th century.

The architects were McKim, Mead and White, who also designed Newport mansions Isaac Bell House and  Rosecliffe, the Newport Casino, and Brown's Faunce House in Rhode Island alone. They were very active in New York and New England particularly, but built all over the United States, notably renovating the East and West wings of the White House in 1903. The State House was built between 1895 and 1904.

The building is actually the seventh Rhode Island State House, and the second built in Providence. It's made of 327,000 feet …

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Scene on the street by jpsphoto

Fireplace in old Library by alamodestuff

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island by nelights

Providence River Arch Bridge by BlueisCoool

I'm Not Moving by MattJohnston401

IMG_2673 by kobrienjewelry

Narragansett Coast Guard House by DaveAmasPics

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr Group

Marble House, Newport, RI by nelights

TJ by SteelToad

Inside Constantino's Venda Ravioli by martha_jean

George R Downe House 1862-66 by robtm2010

IMG_2512 by kobrienjewelry

Tug Boats Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool

Gen Ambrose Burnside equestrian statue by boliyou

Horseshoe Falls in Shannock, Rhode Island by MyDay247

The gate by alamodestuff

Old Stone Bank by DaveAmasPics

Shining Sea by dsbrennan

Track 2 by MattJohnston401

First Unitarian Church by Ken Zirkel

Providence Skyline by mike_dooley

Cutback carve! by robert.rinkel

DSC_3001-44 by Wilks2010

Snow Covered Bench by Dave Aldrich

Art scene ~ Trinity Repertory Company's The Crucible

Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington St
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 751-5500

Arthur Miller's The Crucible is one of my favorite plays, and Bear loves it, too. So when we found out that Trinity Rep was doing a production, we decided that we had to go see it.

I was worried about the prices, but discovered that Trinity offers bench seats for some of the shows. Ours were a very reasonable $12 each. A word to the uninducted: Bench seats are not comfortable. Bring a cushion or one of those tailgate chairs with a back on it. And maybe a footrest, since the bench was too high for me to put my feet on the floor. But the view in the Chace Theater is perfectly fine, and we were able to see everything. They're definitely not nosebleed seats.

It was our first time visiting Trinity Rep, although I've seen and been impressed by the building for quite some time.

According to Trinity Rep's site, the building was originally called the Emery Majestic Theater and opened as a…