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From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Prentice-Tirocchi House, 514 Broadway, Providence by 1W57thNY


"Brown University, Hope College by acanyc


Ocean House by Amy Martira Photography


Fire In the Sky by BarbaraS2009


Shooters Nightclub Outside Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool


living statue by boliyou (I {heart} Rhody)


Heritage Tap by dadofliz


WaterFire/Gloria Gemma by Dave Amadio Photography


Sunward by DeMars Photography


14 of 111 by doubleagent


colt memorial by dracisk 365/365


Barn by Dragonfly Island


IMG_6106 by E Godfrey


Pizzico, Hope Street by GoProvidenceRI


On a Reach by hbp_pix


Nick's on Broadway, Providence, RI by italiangerry


Down by the seashore by jpsphoto


082911_121 by jwessel


fireworks73 577 by KBPic®


Avon by kobrienjewelry


Sunset in Watch Hill. by kylenolin


Katia by markv20

Sights ~ Joy Homestead ~ Cranston

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Joy Homestead
156 Scituate Ave.
Cranston, RI, 02921

Bear and I took a couple of her besties to the Holiday Open House at Joy Homestead earlier this month. We were all charmed by the place.





The girls were delighted to find a real fire going in the hearth (we could smell the woodsmoke as soon as we got out of the car), tended by a woman in period dress. A continental soldier and honored guest George Washington were also in attendance. General Washington was kind enough to pose with Flat Stanley for my nephew.

General Washington told us that he and his troops had marched up what is now Scituate Avenue and past the Joy Homestead with General Rochambeau and his French contingent in 1780. They ultimately arrived in Williamsburg, Va. in 1781.



The "keeping  room" and second floor above it were, according to our hosts, the oldest part of the house, built in the 1760's. Homestead founder Job Joy, his wife and their 11 children lived in the space. Job was a shoemaker, and traded hi…

Merry Christmas from I {heart} Rhody!

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From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Window Snowman by GoProvidenceRI


christmas in barrington by dracisk 365/365


ODC Fence, HFF! by R Joanne


IMG_5664 by E Godfrey

A Christmas surprise in Providence

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Savvy observers may recognize Thayer Street as the location.

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Rhode Island Sunset by Butch Osborne


Turk's Head, Providence, RI by caitsherly


Occupy Providence by chloe & ivan


Jamestown Harbor by dadofliz


The top of the"Superman Building" in Providence, RI by Dave Amadio Photography

Dining ~ Temple Downtown ~ Providence

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Temple Downtown
120 Francis St.
Providence, Rhode Island

update: We were sad to hear today from Peter Karpinski, co-founder and chief operating officer of The Sage Group, that "due to a change of ownership/management environment outside our control," Temple would close for business today, 12/27/12.

Bear and I were delighted to receive an invitation to a wine dinner at Temple Downtown. We joined about 14 other food bloggers and media for a special dinner to introduce the restaurant's new autumn menu.

We'd never been to Temple or the Renaissance before, so we were impressed with the decor, which opulent, with a nod to the building's original purpose, as a Masonic temple.



The evening started out in the lounge with Moet champagne, and passed hors d'oeuvres of wild mushroom and parsnip crostini and pan-roasted lobster and chervil crostini. Both were great, but the lobster and chervil were out of this world! Warm, subtle and delicately flavored. The champagne was ex…

Events ~ TweetHop at the Holiday Stroll ~ Pawtuxet Village ~ Dec. 10

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If you follow @iheartrhody on Twitter, you've probably seen a lot of tweets about the #TweetHop in the last month or so. I {heart} Rhody partnered with Kathie Manchester of NeedFeed and Marta Martinez from the Friends of Pawtuxet Village to organize local businesses to participate.

The Holiday Stroll is the Friends of Pawtuxet Village's baby, and it happens every year, and Kathie and I were asked to organize a TweetHop to coincide. A TweetHop is really an opportunity for social media friends to finally meet face-to-face. Many of the businesses in the Village participated, whether it was to offer prizes for the reception or to have special offers available during the TweetHop.

There were carriage rides with Santa


and the Artist's Exchange sent some of the cast of A Christmas Carol to carol through the Village.


Plus there were so many places in Pawtuxet Village to visit. Bear and C were able to get to every one, though Kathie and I were so busy we didn't get nearly as ma…

Marketing Rhody ~ New RIEDC video by (add)venture

via the always in-the-know gang at Greater City: Providence, this video created by (add)ventures for RIEDC.

Personally, I like it. It shows me parts of the city I'm not familiar with, and makes me want to find them. I wish there were labels to tell us what those locations are.  Also, I would have tried to film on a sunnier, less muddy day.

Doing good ~ Cans for Comments (other blogs)

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Candice at The New Modern Momma is participating in Cans for Comments.


For every comment on her blog, Candice will donate 1 can of food to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.