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From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Fire Sunset by robert.rinkel


East Matunuck, Rhode Island by R Joanne


Bristol Visitor's Center by robtm2010


From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island #14 by MyDay247


Roger Williams national memorial by provbenson2009


The Breakers by bell7283


Joie de vivre! by jpsphoto


providence tankers by jambori39


Homestead Gardens by Dragonfly Island


Autumn by BlueisCoool

Shop Local ~ Glee Gum ~ Providence

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a guest post by C...

Glee Gum sent us samples of 7 flavors of their old-fashioned chicle-style gum: peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, triple berry, bubble gum, tangerine, and lemon-lime.



Peppermint had a mild flavor very reminiscent of candy canes. Spearmint was surprising in that it had an initial burst of honey flavor. Cinnamon, my favorite, had a very natural flavor, and was not overly spicy or biting. Triple berry, Bear's favorite, was delightfully fruity. She was also quite enthusiastic about the bubble gum flavor, which she loved because it tasted like her mouthwash, and was overall the longest-lasting of the flavors. Tangerine was also pleasantly fruity, although we both felt that it tasted more like melon than tangerine. Lemon-lime, although we both agreed that it did not actually taste much like traditional lemon-lime flavoring, was also very good.



Overall, Glee Gum gave a good impression, all seven flavors were very enjoyable, and would be a good choice for people who enjo…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

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Seal in the Providence River! by sobodda


Newport Classic by MattJohnston401


East Matunuck Mute Swan by R Joanne


East side of Aquidneck Island, looking SE towards Sachuest Point by robert.rinkel


Red, White and Beautiful by BarbaraS2009


Rogers Free Library by robtm2010


Untitled by provbenson2009


PPL overlooking Level A by Rick Payett


East Greenwich Yacht Club Annual Regatta - Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island by misterfoto


Downcity #22 by MyDay247


India Point Park Fireworks 41 (Mike Dooley) by mike_dooley


Providence Skyline-3 by WMH Photos


Thanksgiving Sunrise by Royston_Kane


ODC3 Spiky by R Joanne


IMG_2750.2 by Amy Martira Photography


The Mounted Command Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool


NewYears 2011-90 by Carly Sabatino


Waterfall, East Greenwich, RI by Tio Mateo


Castle Hill Inn Newport Rhode Island by Swissrock


Newport, Rhode Island by Werner Kunz


Snowy bench by jpsphoto


View From The Top by cyberastrofolkie


Sunset by Wilks2010


DSC_4399 by dadofliz


IMG_7876 by E Godfrey


Bugs eye view by

Events ~ Newport Restaurant Week ~ March 23 - April 1, 2012

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Newport Restaurant Week
March 23 - April 2, 2012
Various locations in
Newport and Bristol Counties



I found this information on the always-excellent blog Eat Drink RI by my friend David Dadekian.

There are more than 40 restaurants participating in the week, offering prix-fixe specials. If there's a place you've been meaning to try, this is your opportunity.

Food ~ Amy's Apples ~ Smithfield

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Amy's Apples
128 Pleasant View Ave.
Suite B
Smithfield, Rhode Island
(401) 233-2000




Awhile back, when we attended the event at Blue Suede, we got to meet Amy of Amy's Apples. She had a display and samples of her wares, and of course, we were happy to taste and try.

Amy creates specialty sweet favors for occasions like weddings and showers, as well as seasonal selections.


Chocolate dipped Oreos and brownies, decorated for the occasion, as with these wedding favors.

My favorite of her samples were the trios of chocolate-dipped raspberries. So bright and pretty, as well as fresh and delicious. It was a like a quick taste of summer on a cold January night. I'm sure they'd be excellent with champagne.



But of course, the business is called Amy's Apples for a reason. She has a huge variety of dipped apples, some traditionally rolled in nuts or other goodies, and some elegantly decorated.



She has a great variety of favors and treats for any any occasion, and is so pleasan…