Saturday, November 24, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
East Providence residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Area shops are handing out free donuts Friday.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Well, I... walked around the corner and I walked around the block and I walked right into a donut shop... - from a children's song It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the donut is no exception. National Donut Day is Friday and in honor of their big day, donut shops across the nation will hand out free donuts to customers, including the location at 484 Taunton Ave. For a free donut, you'll need to purchase a beverage (hot or cold), according to their "Behind the Beans" blog. You might want to do this in the morning. They say that they'll hand out one free donut of your choice "while supplies last." (Could Dunkin' Donuts ever really run out of donuts?) The national day, always celebrated on the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Greater Providence Board of Realtors honors the Barrington/East Providence agency and a River's Edge associate.
RE/MAX River’s Edge, with offices on County Road in Barrington and Warren Avenue in East Providence, received two awards from the Greater Providence Board of Realtors at the recent annual Striving To Achieve REALTOR® (S.T.A.R.) event. RE/MAX River’s Edge received the 2012 Best New Brokerage of the Year award. It is owned by Michelle Cartwright and Todd Mosher of Barrington. One of the agency’s associates, Jodi Hedrick, was honored with the Rising S.T.A.R. Award. “We are absolutely ecstatic that we have been recognized by the Greater Providence Board of Realtors with these two very prestigious honors,” said Cartwright. “Jodi and our entire team are amazing associates and we couldn’t be prouder to share this recognition with everyone in our…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
TLA Pond View land owner Ken Foley filed receivership papers with the state.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Letters that were recently sent out to approximately 1,600 businesses incited a public outcry from owners and members of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce.
East Providence Council members removed a $25 fee attached to a mandatory business registration requirement during Tuesday night's council meeting. Letters that were recently sent out to approximately 1,600 businesses incited a public outcry from owners and members of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce. According to City Manager Peter Graczykowski, the purpose of the ordinance is to ensure every business owner is registered to collect approximately $500,000 in lost taxes; at least a couple hundred business have not registered with the city. He and Tax Assessor Steve Hazard said the approximate $40,000 generated from the fee would pay administrative fees to process the new registrations; however, the $25 fee is not instrumental to…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Traditional tattoo stylings are making a comeback.
Remember that old Sailor Jerry tattoo that your grandfather used to hide under a shirt sleeve? Well, it's now in vogue. According to tattoo artists at East Providence Tattoo, the more "traditional" tats are making a comeback, with a bit more polish. "The shading is more fine," manager Erica Smith said, "There's a specific look to it." And other more modern stylings haven't left the scene yet, like tribal marking, though some artists would like its heyday to come. "Some people just want tribal," said owner Jesus Rios who opened his Pawtucket Avenue shop next to a lawyer's office. Ink isn't limited to men. The most popular tattoos for women are stars, swirls and filigree type designs. Many ladies like to scribe their rib cages. Tattoos are …
Monday, March 12, 2012
RIFAC is moving from its Warren location to 14 Almedia Avenue.
The Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club (REFAC) is moving from its Warren location to Almeida Avenue in East Providence. According to co-owner Jill Ripa, the academy opened its East Providence location at the end of February. But finishing touches, like the fencing floor, are in the midst of construction. The academy is nationally recognized. Co-owner Alex Ripa has coached the Harvard University fencing team. Many of their students go on to complete at the Ivy League level. "Thank you for your continued patience as we transition to our new home," reads a RIFAC notice.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Michelle Cartwright and Todd Mosher of Barrington's RE/MAX River's Edge realty cut a ribbon at their second office in East Providence on Feb. 29, Leap Day.
Realtors Michelle Cartwright and Todd Mosher picked the right day to host a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony at their second office in East Providence. “We’re growing by leaps and bounds,” said Cartwright of RE/MAX River’s Edge in Barrington on Wednesday afternoon. “I’ve been saying that all day.” She was referring to Leap Day on Wednesday, if you didn’t get the connection. Cartwright had a playful smile on her face as she said it. Cartwright and Mosher actually have been operating RE/MAX River’s Edge of East Providence for a couple of months. They are leasing the building that used to house the former RE/Max Heritage agency at 692 Warren Ave. You can’t miss the building if you travel Route 195 west. It sits on the right on a rise at the …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Patch is not just a community news site; it's also a business directory. When Patch launched in late 2010 editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where your local customers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Brian Coogan owns the paper, according to the newspaper's Facebook site.
The Townie Times, a newspaper dedicated to covering East Providence news, will be hitting stands in a little over a month. According to owner Brian Coogan, the free newspaper will make its debut late March or early April. It will be published every two weeks but the online site will post breaking news. About 24,000 copies of the first issue will be mailed to East Providence households, according to Coogan. "We're going to be doing something different," he said in a telephone interview, noting he wants to highlight the positive achievements of the East Providence community. He hired about 12 employees including reporters, sales representatives and graphic designers. The office is located at 152 Warren Ave. According to a YouTube video, …