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Happenings around town in Newport, Rhode Island.

Found 31 blog entries about Newport News.

Prepare your home for subzero temps and strong winds this weekend!snow shovel - rhode island homes for sale

Forecast is for single digit temps and a wind chill of -30!

Every year frozen pipes cause extensive water damage in RI - often in homes that are vacant for the winter.  The good news is this damage is preventable.  Here are some things to do prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • SET HEAT TO AT LEAST 55 DEGREES
  • IF YOU'RE NOT THERE, HAVE SOMEONE CHECK FOR HEAT AND COLD SPOTS EVERY DAY
  • OPEN CABINET DOORS UNDER SINKS TO HELP WARM AIR CIRCULATE
  • MAKE SURE THE WATER TO OUTDOOR FAUCETS IS SHUT OFF
  • KNOW WHERE YOUR WATER MAIN IS IN CASE YOU NEED TO SHUT IT OFF
  • USE ALL YOUR PLUMBING FIXTURES AT LEAST ONCE DURING THE DAY
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FIRST BIG STORM IN RI, January 23, 2016

Enjoy this fun video of a snow-day in the life of a Jamestown, RI kid.  Budding cinematographer and Jamestown resident Christian Kirby produced! Cameo appearances by Evan Kirby and Teddy the dog. Note their pretty little house too!  #prettiesthouseinjamestown.

Winter Storm 2016 - Jonas from Christian Kirby on Vimeo.

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Newport Harbor, RI: Lights on the Water

Boat Parade by Sea

Years ago, I was invited aboard a friend's boat participating in Newport's Annual Illuminated Boat Parade. It was cold that night…VERY cold. Bundled up in our warmest gear we headed out, excited for the adventure, thermoses of hot beverages in hand. Boat Parade - Newport Real EstateWe climbed aboard and started decorating stringing lights from bow to stern; with holiday music emanating from the speakers, we were ready for our first floating parade! The boat we were on happened to be the last in line which gave us a good view of the boats ahead and the spectators lining up along the harbor. 

And then…just before we were about to motor forward, the lights on our boat began to dim and the music began to fade.

The battery

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Author: Michele Mullowney. Michele and husband, Jim live on Historic Hill in an 18th Century Colonial.

WE WON! A NEWPORT RI CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

doorway contest 2

To our shock and amazement, not only did we win the Newport RI Doorway Contest, but we won Grand Prize!  I am so grateful for my talented tenant, John LaPointe, he deserves all the recognition. A few years ago John made it his mission to help us decorate the doorway each year.

DOORMASTER, JOHN LAPOINTE'S DECORATING PROCESS

As each season approaches, John begins to gather great varieties of greens and colorful branches with berries, all with his latest design in mind. Piles of evergreens and colorful berry branches quietly build in our back yard. And then the magic happens. Tirelessly and with

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a post from guest blogger, ALYSON NOVICK

The Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center's holiday programs offer help and hope to hundreds of people in Newport County. They are our neighbors, friends, kids, teens, moms, dads - the folks who live and work all around us. The need is acute all year round but during the holidays it's especially great. Read on to see how you can help!

Did you know that 1 in 5 Rhode Islanders is food insecure?  Some need a little help, some need a lot, and that help is available at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.

HOLIDAY HELP

In addition to opening the Food Pantry 5 times a week, the MLK distributes holiday meal baskets for the hungry. The baskets provide staples for the holiday meal along with enough

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"Cathy is very modest about her accomplishments. She is light and funny, and you would never know how formidable her skills are unless you worked with her.  Those who do become fans for life."  Leslie Hogan, Co-owner Hogan Associates

SEPTEMBER 2015 - The Newport County Board of Realtors bestowed the 2015 Gloria Slavens Award on Cathy Wicks of Hogan Associates! Named after the legendary and beloved Realtor, Gloria Slavens, the award is the Realtor equivalent of MVP acknowledging team spirit, selflessness, professional training and propensity to give back.

The surprise announcement came at NCBR's September meeting. Cathy, who spoke briefly about her respect for Gloria and her appreciation for the award, received a second surprise when her two

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 3 Newport styles, 1 Perfect Location!

It’s one of those interesting times where three uniquely fabulous Newport, RI homes find themselves for sale at the same time, on the same ever-so-desirable street. 7, 11 and 6 Greenough Place each embody what is so wonderful about living in an architecturally rich city like Newport.  

7 Greenough is an impressive white Colonial with large open rooms, beautifully restored moldings and floors and original detail. 11 Greenough, a pretty Dutch Colonial flooded with sunlight, charm and a show stopping perennial garden….and then there’s 6 Greenough, a Gothic Revival stunner.  

It’s what we love about Newport - turn to the left it’s one architectural style, to the right, another and to the back, well…you get the

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This Saturday from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM  Eco-Depot will be collecting various household waste products, old paint cans and so-forth at Easton's Beach 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.

This is a perfect opportunity for those selling their property, to dispose of these products prior to packing up!

For more info on the types of disposables to be collected visit their website at EcoDepotRI.org or call 401.942.1430 x 241.

They do have these collections at various times and places through out the year which is mentioned on their site.




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Historic Homes: Newport, RI's Living Legacy

Historic Newport RI Homes are one of the many desirable attributes of the City by the Sea.  In fact, Newport offers one of the largest concentrations of Colonial homes in the nation.  If you are charmed by Colonial character and are thinking of purchasing a historic home, then don’t miss the 17th Century historic John Bliss House, c. 1680.

John Bliss House for Sale, c. 1680

This antique Newport home is for sale.  Built by Quakers, the John Bliss House was a working farm sitting high on a hill with pastoral views to the Ocean. The John Bliss House is possibly the oldest continuous residence in Newport today. The property offers a perfect balance between historic ambience and modern living with a rich

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 We are ever so pleased to announce the recent coronation of our own Caroline Richards!  The ceremony took place at the closing of 15 Lucas Avenue. where Buyers, Aram Terchunian and Lise Freilinghaus paid homage to the unsuspecting agent with a crown, a scepter, her own personalized playing card and a framed rendering of the incredibly cute house.  

Caroline was lauded for keeping things together through some particularly gnarly twists and turns.  The grateful (and creative) Buyer and Seller were heard to exclaim,  "Long live my real estate agent!"

Now 'at's sumfin you don't 'ear evrey die, Queenie!  Congrats!

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