Showing posts from September, 2012

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

IMG_2440 by E Godfrey

Bridge by Armadillo Commander

Rubber worm by markv20

State House in the Summer by GoProvidenceRI

Corner of Brown and Main by dadofliz

Untitled by Jerri Moon Cantone

Island Cosmos by moondancedryad

The Fisherman by mike_dooley

IMG_3018 by nat_19901

Newport Laser Fleet 413 Frostbiting - Newport, Rhode Island by misterfoto

Olneyville kitty by provbenson2009

The I-Way and the Power Plant by mary jane 43

"6/365 Days in Colour by R Joanne

I got home and found that The Crazy Baker had made some granola for me!!! by leith70

Pomham Light 1 by MStoeckle

Events ~ "Tillinghast Nightmare" documentary screenings ~ Throughout Rhode Island

This looks like an interesting activity as Halloween draws near...

VAMPIRES IN RHODE ISLAND, THE TILLINGHAST NIGHTMARE In 1799, Exeter, RI, members of Stukely Tillinghast's family were dying. To save the lives of those remaining, Tillinghast knew what he must do - dig up the body of his beloved daughter Sarah, cut out her heart and burn it. Two other "vampire exorcisms" have been documented in Exeter - Ruth Ellen Rose in 1874 and Mercy Brown in 1892. THE TILLINGHAST NIGHTMARE documentary explores Rhode Island circa 1799 in an effort to make sense of this gruesome practice. The findings may surprise you. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.

Free film screenings will be held at several Rhode Island Public libraries this October.

October 9th at 6 pm at the Mohr Library , 1 Memorial Avenue, Johnston , RI.October 14th at 2pm at the Barrington Library, 281 Country Road, Barrington, RIOctober 17th at 7pm at the Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd., Kingston, RI,October…

Sights ~ Nine Men's Misery ~ Cumberland

Nine Men's Misery
Monastary Grounds
Cumberland, Rhode Island

I can't remember where I first read about Nine Men's Misery, but it's one of those more esoteric sights that often gets shoved to the bottom of the list in favor of more exciting or visual/interactive sightseeing. However, the site holds the distinction of being perhaps the oldest extant monument to fallen veterans in the United States.

The history, from Wikipedia

On March 26, 1676, during King Philip's War, Captain Michael Pierce led approximately 60 Plymouth Colony colonial troops and 20 Wampanoag Christian Indians in pursuit of Narragansett Indians who had burned several Rhode Island towns and attacked Plymouth, Mass. as part of King Philip's War. Pierce's troops caught up with the Narragansett Indians, Wampanoag, Nashaway, Nipmuck, Podunk but were ambushed in what is now Central Falls, Rhode Island. Pierce's troops fought the Narragansetts for several hours, but were surrounded by a larger…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Newport by leith70

Manning Hall by Armadillo Commander

Steps of the State House by GoProvidenceRI

Point Judith Light, Rhode Island by dadofliz

Untitled by Jerri Moon Cantone

Pomham Light 2 by MStoeckle

Beavertail Sunset 2 by mike_dooley

Zoomed by mary jane 43

Untitled by markv20

Saturday #11 by provbenson2009

farm road by Rick Payette

Prudence Ferry by robtm2010

Sachuest Pt. wetlands. by robert.rinkel

32/365 Days in Colour by R Joanne

Scenes of South County by Wilks2010

Beautiful Broadway Sunset by sobodda

Providence6 by

Mill Gut Panorama (15134 x 4599) by SteelToad

Dining ~ Kennedy's Fried Chicken ~ Providence

Kennedy's Fried Chicken
49 Olneyville Square
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 421-0033

Riding the bus means having the opportunity to visit parts of the city I might ordinarily drive through or bypass on the highway. A bus rider's life is a life of surface roads and neighborhoods.

And so it is that I've been visiting a number of businesses in Olneyville lately. Kennedy's Fried Chicken is exactly what you'd expect of a neighborhood takeout chicken place: a simple storefront where the signage hasn't changed in years. In fact, the current owner isn't named Kennedy, and they no longer serve biscuits.

The inside is clean, and empty that early in the day.

The owner told me that the chicken is made fresh in the store, and the recipe is his own. I tried an order, along with mashed potatoes and gravy. There's a standing rule at Casa Boliyou: if there are mashed potatoes on the menu, Bear gets mashed potatoes. I'm not sure who made that rule, but we've been…

Events ~ FirstWorks Festival ~ Providence ~ Sept. 29

FirstWorks Festival Downcity Providence
September 29, 2012, 4-11pm

From FirstWorks:
In the blink of an eye, Providence has shed its summer skin. Autumn begins our count-down to 200+ artists and performers gathering for FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza on Saturday, September 29th from 4-11pm. In a few short weeks, Greater Kennedy Plaza, Providence’s historic and transit hub, will be a vast urban stage set for a kinetic extravaganza!
Come to see, hear, dance, and savour — this is a festival where civic and celebratory go hand-in-hand. Thanks to a “creative placemaking” grant from the NEA, this year’s festival culminates months of art projects and the re-opening of Burnside Park with an astonishing line-up of artists.
Street opera staged on a retro-fitted monster truck? We’ve got it. Rappelling dancers dangling 30-stories in the air? Why not? Bhangra-funk and swinging salsa from the five boroughs? Oh yes…
See what happens when FirstWorks Festival guest artists mash-up with Ocean State s…

Shop local ~ Wild Rhody and Trace and Trust

CNN reports on New England's (and Rhode Island's in particular) dedication to fresh, local seafood.

Events ~ An Evening with Authors fundraiser ~ October 3, 2012

An Evening with Authors
October 3, 2012, 7:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave.
Warwick, Rhode Island

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Food by Armadillo Commander

"Beach Ballerina by jpsphoto

Blooming at the State House by GoProvidenceRI

IMG_3006 by nat_19901

Newport by leith70

Dare Devil & sunset by E Godfrey

Untitled by markv20

Sunrise over Greenwich Cove - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto

The city from India Pt. Park by mary jane 43

48/365 Days in Colour, ATSH #96, Proud: Explore, August 17, 2012 by R Joanne

Fresh bread at Wright's Dairy Farm by Rick Payette

Baby snapping turtle, Providence RI by provbenson2009

Sakonnet Point Beach by mike_dooley

Bristol Harbor Panorama (22382 x 4858) by SteelToad

Sachuest, RI by dadofliz

The path of clouds on the water. by robert.rinkel

ExterFire7 by

DSC_8481.jpg by Wilks2010