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A SUPPLEMENT TO EAST BAY NEWSPAPERS

PHOTO BY RICHARD W DIONNE JR.

Becky MacRae, Waitress at Four Corners Grille in Tiverton, RI


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426 Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 AS Deams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 All Coast Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . .6 Allied Floor Covering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Barrington Christian Academy . . . . . .21 Brickyard Wine & Spirits LLC . . . . . . . .6 Bristol Aluminum Window & Siding .24 Burns Power Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Center Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Children's Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Country Woolens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Dudek Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Dzyna Signature Kitchen & Bath . . . .12 Ear, Nose & Throat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Early Minds Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Evergreen House Health Care . . . . . . . .3 Fatigati's Fresh Pasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Feminine Fancies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Festival Ballet Providence . . . . . . . . . .16 Grace Barker Nursing Home . . . . . . . .11 Grapes & Grains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

St. Andrew's School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,5

J&J Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Tinker's Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Just Ducky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Tiverton Four Corners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Leisure Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Trafford Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Minuteman Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Tranquil Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Nelia Lawton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Dr. J.P. Van Regenmorter . . . . . . . . . .28

New Era Nannies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Warren Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Nonnis Kitchen & Pasta Shop . . . . . . .25

WiggleKids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Organized Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Wood's Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Pizza Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Yesterday's News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Prestige Fitness & Gymnastics . . . . . . .3

Young Family Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Riley Kitchen & Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Zuzu's Petals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Full-Time • Part-Time • Live-In • Occasional Sitter Before/After School Care • Pre/Post Natal Care Mother’s Helper • Nanny-Share • Overnight Care • Vacation Care Special Events • And anything else you can think of! Let us deliver the ideal match for you, your children and your budget. Ask about our NEN Sitter Club.

401.744.6990 NewEraNannies.org SERVICING ALL OF RI AND SURROUNDING MA

Providing Safe & Dependable Transportation Since 1987

SUV Hummer Limousine, 6-8-10-12 and 14 Passenger Limousines, Vans & Sedans

Relax & Enjoy!

All Occasions & Events • Casinos • Nights on the Town • Airports

Sakonnet Bay Manor & East Bay Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 15 Second Helpings Consignments & Thirds Resale Clothing . . . . . . . .26, 27

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Qualified, background-checked, prescreened, CPR/First Aid- Certified Nannies, Mannies, and Grannies are available for:

• Sporting Events • Concerts • Birthday Parties

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• Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties • Weddings • Corporate Events

Leisure Limousine Inc. Celebrating over 20 years of service to Newport County

401-683-2683 • www.leisurelimo.net

Nannies can help any family Imagine this: It’s Sunday afternoon and you start a new job tomorrow. Then, the phone rings and it’s the new sitter who was due to start at 7 a.m. She’s sorry, but she can’t take the job after all. New Era Nannies to the rescue! NEN is able to provide a nanny on an “emergency” basis around the clock, among its many other services available in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. “I’m a little bit of everything,” said owner Jae Wylie Willard. “You name it, I can do it for you. We can find you any type of nanny you need.” And modern families have many different needs, from live-in nannies to evenings out, summer help, child sick days, post-natal care, and more. New Era Nannies was born after Jae, an

interior designer, moved here from Chicago and had trouble finding the right quality nanny for her own children. “A lot of people are turned off by the word ‘nanny,’ “ she said, thinking they can’t afford one. Not so — Jae will works within your budget to see that Jae Wylie you get the perfect nanWillard and ny for your family. daughter

New Era Nannies PHONE: 401-744-6990 WEBSITE: www.neweranannies.org

Let Leisure Limousine take the wheel After 25 years in the business, Jeff Phelan of Leisure Limousines has many stories to tell. He’s driven politicians, pro athletes and celebrities like Donald Trump, Christine Aguilera, Joan Rivers and the late Monkee, Davey Jones. But all of Jeff’s customers are equally important to him, from the occasional famous person to those right here in the East Bay who trust him with their wedding parties, girls’ nights out, proms, airport transportation, trips to concerts, sporting events and other special occasions. Jeff wants to keep every passenger, of every age, safe on the road. If you are attending a bachelor or holiday party and will be drinking, for instance — don’t take a chance.

Have fun, relax and be safe with a professional driver from Leisure Limousines. His growing fleet ranges from a Lincoln Town Car to an 18-passenger Hummer limo and most everything in between. And if you’re looking for something he doesn’t own, he says, “If we don’t have it, we can get it.” His business Jeff Phelan is now located in a large indoor facility in Portsmouth, where his entire fleet can be seen. Special occasion coming up? Let Leisure Limousine take the wheel.


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A caring facility for those you care about It’s important to choose carefully when you are considering a long-term health care facility for someone you love. You need them to feel at home, and you need to know they are receiving the highest standard of care available. Evergreen House Health Center is a full-service residential and nursing home committed to maximizing each resident’s quality of life. A full-time activities director plans events, including movies, outings, parties, crafts and religious services, allowing opportunities for residents to relax, socialize, and simply enjoy themselves. The home’s interior is tastefully decorated, and the courtyards and grounds are well-maintained and a source of pride for residents. Additional amenities include a beauty and barber salon, a library, an ice cream parlor, a private dining room, shuttle bus service, a therapy center, and summer concerts. Evergreen House provides comprehensive personalized nursing care, including services as needed, such as inpatient rehabilitation therapy, specialized Alzheimer’s care, oxygen therapy, IV therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy, among others. Evergreen House is part of Life Care Centers of America, a network of premier providers of long-term health care. Life Care Centers all share the same mission and priorities, the number one of which is always the patient. Life Care Centers of America promulgates a resident-centered approach to care, working cooperatively with the family to develop a plan in which residents’ total needs are met, always with a commitment to preservation of self-

Evergreen House Health Center ADDRESS: One Evergreen Drive, East Providence PHONE: 401-438-3250 WEBSITE: http://lcca.com/81

„ Post-acute skilled nursing care. „ Short-term and outpatient therapy.

respect and dignity, in a warm and caring environment. Life Care Centers of America are dedicated to the communities in which they operate, active in community affairs and in partnership with local educational institutions. Evergreen House will be holding its next community outreach event next month. The Pirate’s Cove Halloween Bash, on Oct. 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., will be fun for the whole family. Featuring music with a live DJ, refreshments, games and prizes, a balloon artist, horse-drawn hayrides, and more. The Pirate’s Cove Halloween Bash will be free and open to the public. Contact Patricia Caito, Evergreen House Health Center’s director of activities, for more information.

„ The latest physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation technologies.

Where kids can learn and explore Every Children's Workshop location is staffed by an experienced team of early childhood professionals who also happen to be parents of young children. That is why children who attend The Children’s Workshop enjoy a warm, nurturing environment where they can explore and learn. Each Children’s Workshop location provides a unique program designed to reflect the community it serves. The curriculum, created by othe staff, can be tailored to each child’s interests and the needs of families. Bright Stars, Rhode Island’s child care and early learning rating agency, recently awarded the Riverside location’s School Age Program five stars, making it the only five-star school age program in the state of

Rhode Island. For more than 20 years, The Children’s Workshop has provided children and their families with educational excellence and high quality care. There are 19 locations in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, so check their website – there’s probably one near you.

The Children’s Workshop ADDRESS: Locations in Riverside, Rumford, Seekonk and Warren PHONE: 401-316-5119 WEBSITE: www.childrensworkshop.com

Gymnastics, fitness and more The Prestige Fitness & Gymnastics Center just celebrated its grand re-opening in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility, and it is spectacular. With gymnastics and fitness programs for children and adults, the Prestige mission is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment where students can enhance their physical abilities and develop a love for athletics, regardless of age or ability. In addition to gymnastics instruction, Prestige is also home to Team Prestige, a competitive, invitation-only team of young, up-and-coming gymnasts. Team Prestige strives to instill self-discipline, determination, and a respect for both sport and self in all its member gymnasts. In addition to offering birthday parties

and a weeklong summer camp featuring kayaking, rock climbing and more, Prestige also offers a mobile gym program which brings a certified instructor to your own school or daycare. Classes begin with a warm-up followed by a series of obstacles that improve strength, flexibility, and coordination, and teach children the importance of physical fitness at an early age.

Prestige Fitness and Gymnastics Center ADDRESS: 1735 GAR Hwy, Swansea PHONE: 508-379-1019 WEBSITE: www.prestigefitgym.com

Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Programs

Recreational and Competitive Gymnastic Programs 18 months through 18 years of age 1735 GAR Highway, Swansea, MA (508) 379-1019 • info@prestigegymnastics.com • www.PrestigeFitGym.com


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The school recently re-opened the newly renovated and expanded girls dormitory, Margot’s House.

St. Andrew’s prepares young minds for lifelong success Situated on 100 picturesque acres on Federal Road in Barrington, St. Andrew’s School has lived up to its high standard of academic excellence for more than a century. And according to Headmaster John D. Martin, the future is even brighter. “St. Andrew’s is very proud to be a part of the local community,” he said in no uncertain terms. “This is our 120th year, and we love being an important part of the Barrington community. We continue to grow. We’ve increased the student body by 100 students since 1996.” Though growing, St. Andrew’s is still a small school with a distinctive family atmosphere. The close-knit community is one of the major characteristics that students love about the school. They will not “get lost in the crowd,” but rather, become a noted addition to the student body. Equally important is that students are welcome to contribute not only to the school community, but the community at large. St. Andrew’s itself contributes to the community-at-large. The school provides athletic fields for lacrosse and the Barrington Invitational soccer tournament, tennis courts and running paths for the Barrington High School tennis and cross country teams, parking for the CVS Classic golf tournament, and facilities for use by churches — most recently the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. Founded in 1983, St. Andrew’s is a coeducational, college preparatory institution for Grades 3 through Post Graduate, including a new, post-graduate bridge program that gives students the option of an additional year to strengthen their profile for college. Since then, it has blossomed into a highly respected, co-educational school. Its mission is to reach out to those students with learning differences whose needs have not been met in public or private schools. Today, St. Andrew’s offers a hands-on College Placement Program, with students continuing their education at colleges or universities such as Brown University, Emory University, Parsons The New School Of Design, Pratt Institute, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Berklee College Of Music, and Bryant University, to name a few. Furthermore, St. Andrew’s has embraced social and economic diversity, offering a generous, need-based financial aid program while emphasizing moral and ethical

St. Andrew’s School ADDRESS: 100 Federal Rd, Barrington PHONE: 401-246-1230 WEBSITE: www.standrews-ri.org

John D. Martin has been the headmaster at St. Andrew’s School since 1996. values guided by its Episcopal heritage in preparation for each student’s journey into their next phase of life. “While we still take students who need financial help, we handle close relationships with tenderness,” Mr. Martin said. “We started out as a school for homeless boys, but we’re a lot different today.” Thanks to Mr. Martin’s strong character and communication skills, St. Andrew’s has taken its place as one of the best private schools in the region. This boarding and day school is dedicated to the individual success of its students, helping them to develop a strong personal identity, and teaching them to learn how to build on

their own unique talents. They average about 10 students per class. Mr. Martin, who has been headmaster at St. Andrew’s since 1996, said, “I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish at the Lower School (Grades 3 to 5) and the Middle School (Grades 6 to 8).” Anyone visiting St. Andrew’s for the first time will be struck by the beautifully landscaped grounds and campus facilities, including the newly renovated and expanded Gardiner Dining Hall and girls dormitory Margot’s House, both of which surround the Quad designed by Frederic Law Olmstead, the renowned landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York City.

“I’m happy to see our new dorm open. That project was just completed recently,” Mr. Martin said. The school also has an exceptional arts program – a recipient of state and national awards – which is centered in the spacious 20,000-square-foot McCulloch Center of the Arts. “We always integrate the arts,” Mr. Martin said. “It’s part of what we do.” The Center is a beehive of daily activity, from morning meetings, to afternoon practices and drawing classes. There are two spacious classrooms for visual art that both include areas to display student art. Adjacent to the classrooms is a ceramics classroom, sculpting tables, and two kilns for ceramics classes. The music department has another large classroom with enough space to store instruments, including a grand piano. The 280-seat Keats Theatre is equipped with a full stage as well as theatrical lighting and sound. Graphic arts and digital photography classes have access to a separate classroom with 12 computers specifically allocated for the graphic arts classes. St. Andrew’s also boasts a comprehensive theater arts program, with classes and camps for ages 4 to 18. ACTSA (All Children’s Theatre at St. Andrew’s) is open to all young people, whether they attend St. Andrew’s or not. The directors are professional teaching artists, and the students have the opportunity to perform in numerous productions throughout the year. For a number of years, St. Andrew’s School athletics have taken their place among the best high school programs anywhere in the country, especially boys’ basketball, where teams have been nationally ranked on many occasions. Led by head coach Mike Hart, the Saints have produced future college All-Americans and NBA-caliber talent. The athletic program reflects the school’s philosophy that centers on the growth of each student and the emphasis on building self-confidence.


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A jeweler known for excellence and ethics You know you want to celebrate life’s special occasions, whether a wedding engagement, a graduation, or a diamond anniversary, with a gift from a jeweler you can trust. With many years of experience, and a regional reputation for high ethical standards, product knowledge, excellent service, and enduring value, J&J Diamond Jewelers has become one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Fall River region. J&J Diamond Jewelers began 15 years ago as a small store, and has expanded to become a multiple brand jewelry retailer. Their superior customer service is one of the many secrets to their success. The staff provides each customer with exceptional attention, each and every time they walk through the door. Realizing that jewelry purchases can often be one of the larger purchases a person makes in their lifetime, J&J is committed to making every customer feel confident they are getting the highest-quality product at a fair price. J&J Diamond Jewelers stocks only the finest globally-sourced designs, from classic to contemporary. Their wide selection ranges from diamond solitaire and bridal sets, gorgeous cocktail rings, and dramatic pendants, to delicate earrings and exquisite chains, in gold, silver and platinum. Many items are made with a variety of high quality precious and semiprecious stones, including diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, tanzanite, pearls and aquamarine. Their expert staff will personally help you to select the exact style and design that will make your milestone or occasion

Shop the I Do collection at J&Jn Jewelers.

J&J Diamond Jewelers ADDRESS: 167 Borden Street, Fall River, MA PHONE: (508) 676-7169 WEBSITE: www.jjjewelry.com

extra special. J&J personally selects each piece of jewelry, and every gemstone in the inventory, meaning their quality control is second to none – and it’s apparent in everything they sell. They stand behind their product because they value their enduring relationships with their customers. From buyers who scour the world for that perfect gift, to their friendly sales staff, you can count on J&J Diamond Jewelers.

‘One patient. One PT. Every time.’

One Patient, One PT, Every Time. At All Coast Physical Therapy, we take the time to get to know each patient and give them the one-on-one care they need to start feeling and living better.

All Coast features: Hands on Treatment Model • Spinal Mobilization and Manipulation Individualized Exercise Programs

Bryan Silva, M.S.P.T. 225 Newman Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914

401.480.2572 • www.allcoastpt.com

All Coast Physical Therapy is a full-service therapy practice that treats musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions ranging from tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome to osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. All Coast offers flexible, convenient hours and accepts most health insurance, as well as Medicare. Bryan Silva, M.S.P.T., All Coast’s principal therapist, has five years experience working with geriatric, pediatric, orthopedic, and athletic patients. He is one of few therapists who employs spinal mobilization and manipulation in his practice, most notably with members of the U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team. All Coast Physical Therapy gets to know each patient and tailor a one-on-one,

hands-on individual treatment program, embodying their motto of “One Patient. One PT. Every time.” What’s more, All Coast Physical Therapy supports local charities with their “Get Better, Give Back” program. Bryan and All Coast can be found volunteering at charitable events across the state, offering complimentary consultations and massages while meeting potential clients.

All Coast Physical Therapy ADDRESS: 225 Newman Avenue, East Providence, RI PHONE: 401.480.2572

Craft beers and diverse wines are at Brickyard

Keep us in Mind for Your Holiday Party and Gift Needs Please visit us at 1 Waseca Avenue, Barrington www.brickyardwine.com Brickyard Wine & Spirits OR

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If names like Green Flash IPA, Ghandi Bot, Shipyard Pumpkin Head and Grand Cru Belgian get your attention, then you’ll certainly be drawn to Brickyard Wine & Spirits on the corner of County Road and Waseca roads in Barrington. This new package store has the distinction of being Barrington’s first beer, wine and spirits shop. Inside ,you’ll find a unique and outstanding selection of craft and small batch beers, one of the country’s fastest growing lifestyle interests. Owner Giovanni Cicione has designed a store where the growing popularity of these beers can be showcased, and he’s hired a knowledgeable staff to advise and educate customers. Brian BuonGiovanni is the store’s beer expert and is happy to answer questions and

talk breweries. He has frequent tastings, announced on Facebook and to their beer club and email lists. Brickyard carries a fine selection of wines. Weekly wine tastings introduce new vineyards. A separate wine room displays special varieties and vintage wines. A huge walk-in cooler keeps beer and wines at just the right temperature. Customers can also create their own ‘mixed’ six-pack of those fabulous craft beers, and many do.

Brickyard Wine and Spirits ADDRESS: 1 Waseca Ave., Barrington PHONE: 401-289-2140 WEBSITE: www.brickyardwine.com


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Open 7 days Breakfast on the weekend • Outdoor seating Featuring steaks, seafood and ale 3841 Main Road, Tiverton, RI (401) 624-1510 • www.4cornersgrille.com FIND US ON FACEBOOK!

3879 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878 www.perfectlytwistedyarn.com 401-816-0043 info@perfectlytwistedyarn.com

An afternoon getaway of food, art and shopping Tiverton Four Corners has anchored Sakonnet Point for centuries. But it is just in recent years that it has blossomed as a cultural and culinary epicenter. Four Corners is the perfect afternoon getaway to enjoy some gourmet food and charming shops. Anchoring the Four Corners for the past 30 years in its iconic Victorian home, Provender features unique sandwiches, delicious salads, and enormous cookies. Milk & Honey Bazaar is a specialty foods market with more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. The friendly staff encourages tasting to find your perfect cheese. Pâtés and charcuterie, cheese plates and gift baskets are also available. Potters Bruce Winn and Michael Roseberry developed a line of work produced in high-fire porcelain, with and a rich palette of glazes. Their stunning collection, including one-of-a-kind pieces, is available for sale at Roseberry Winn. Tiffany Peay and her team continue to create jewelry noted for its color and a certain playful vitality, making a statement that is as unique as it is elegant. Tiffany Peay Jewelry, in its 15th year, has been featured in many national magazines, including Travel & Leisure, InStyle, and Brides. Saddened by the loss of their favorite yarn store, a partnership of knitters hung a shingle at Tiverton Four Corners and Perfectly Twisted Yarn was born. With a wonderful selection of yarn and supplies, as well as year-round classes, it’s a perfect place to learn a new trick. Founded in 1993 with a mission to promote the arts in the Four Corners region, The Four Corners Arts Center is located in the historic, Soule-Seabury House. The Center’s acre of landscaped grounds may be used for outdoor performances and a variety of other special events. Four Corners Grille, a local favorite,

Tiverton Four Corners can offer a perfect getaway any time of the year, with a delightful mix of shops and artists. features a diverse menu and daily specials that on any day may include a waldorf chicken salad, a salmon burger, or a pulled pork sandwich in addition to a variety of salads, burgers and other standards. Jeweler Peter Tirpaeck is new to Four Corners, but a veteran of his craft. At his Studio by the Sea, Tirpaeck custom designs jewelry and accessories — and he has mastered the art of giving stunning new life to that old something-or-other from your grandmother’s jewelry box. With mature trees and a manicured landscape that includes a seasonal pond and sculpture garden, contact The Meeting House at Tiverton Four Corners if you are looking for an atmosphere of private elegance for your next special event!

Tiverton Four Corners WEBSITE: www.tivertonfourcorners.com

Jewelry Design and Repair, Restoration, Hand Made Creations Gold | Silver | Platinum

Peter Tirpaeck Custom Jewelry 3879 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878 (SHOP) 401-816-5655 (CELL) 401-639-4348 seathestudio@gmail.com

Celebrating 30 years of award winning sandwiches and cookies Visit us at www.provenderfinefoods.com and on facebook Tiverton Four Corners • 3883 Main Road • Tiverton, RI • 401-624-8084

Artisinal Cheese • Local Honey • Charcuterie • Farm Fresh Eggs 3838 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI • 401-624-1974 Tu-Sa: 10-5, Su: 12-5 www.milkandhoneybazaar.com


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Family designers are personal and professional Quality and attention to detail are two of the basic elements that have made Riley Kitchen & Bath Co. in Bristol so successful over the years. Located at 15 Gooding Ave., Suite 2, Riley Kitchen & Bath president and founder Michael Riley says he loves dealing with local people. “There are a lot of good people in this town,” he smiled. “It’s personal with me. You do your job, and business is awesome.” Mr. Riley began his own company after 10 years of designing and installing kitchens and baths for construction companies and architectural firms. Riley Kitchen & Bath Co. was incorporated in 2003 and has since been a model of consistency with all those who have done business with the company. With the talents of his wife Lisa, a professional kitchen and interior designer, the business has flourished. As Mr. Riley emphasized, “We offer great products and materials, but what makes our kitchen and bath designs fit perfectly, are the expert designers, planners and craftsmen involved in each project.” “I’m really fussy and detailed,” said Mr. Riley, who has a 14-year background in

Riley Kitchen & Bath ADDRESS: 15 Gooding Ave., Bristol PHONE: 401-253-2205 WEBSITE: www.rileykitchen.com

Lisa (holding their precious pet, Benny) and Michael Riley are one happy family at Riley Kitchen & Bath in Bristol.

the kitchen design business. “I prioritize business and relationships. The customer is first in my life. You learn who people are. I keep everything close and local as best I can.” Lisa Riley is the consummate professional. With many years of experience in kitchen and interior design, she takes personal pride in every project. “Quality of design is most important,” she emphasized. “I tell people you go to a place like this and pick out what you want. But, it’s only as good as your design.”

15 Gooding Ave. Bristol, RI • 401-253-2205 www.rileykitchens.com

“Let Our Experience Show You the Difference.”

“We’re a smaller shop,” she continued. “We deal with only the local area. We’re not like the big box stores. It’s advantageous to us being the size that we are in a town this size. We have products for all budgets and price points.” Attention to detail on every design is what sets Riley Kitchen & Bath apart from others. Over the years, design experts at the company have defined and implemented a series of checkpoints to ensure that the order is received exactly as planned.

“We strive for perfection on every project and often exceed our customer’s expectations,” said Mr. Riley. The Riley Kitchen & Bath showroom is also impressive and detailed. There are more than 12 kitchen “vignettes” showing a variety of sizes, cabinets, layouts, finishes and materials. Riley Kitchen & Bath Co. is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, call (401) 2532205, or email: rileykitchen@verizon.net.


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Grab a pint and a monster burger Tinker’s Nest has risen from the ashes, and co-owners Mike Ferreira and John Moss are looking forward to a long and successful run for the Irish pub that has been a favorite local spot for more than years. Mike and John purchased the Warren landmark in August 2011 and immediately began an extensive renovation of the property, with plans to reopen last October. Those plans were dealt a severe blow when fire ripped through the structure just as they were putting the finishing touches on the new space. The re-renovation features retro signs, brightly-painted walls, a dark wood bar finished to a high gloss, and a green, white and orange ceiling — the colors of the Irish flag. They were finally able to open their doors for business in early March. Since opening, Tinker’s Nest has been serving a limited bar menu, but that will change very soon. A new menu, launching the first week in October, will feature many pub and Irish favorites, including beef & Guinness stew and shepherd’s pie. Mike is particularly excited about a pair of sandwiches that will be featured – a corned beef and a double cheeseburger – so large, so stuffed with meat, there was only one word he could use to describe them: monster. “They’re going to be incredible,” he said, “but priced right.” The new menu will be served daily until 10 p.m., with a smaller bar menu available until 11 p.m. As with any Irish Pub, beer is king at Tinker’s Nest. They serve a full range of lagers, stouts, porters and ales, with 11 on

Now that fall is here we would like to announce our schedule of events and new menu beginning the1st week of October! This fall on the menu: NEW! MONSTER CORN BEEF SANDWICH and MONSTER CHEESEBURGER. The newly renovated Tinker’s Nest. tap and more than 50 bottles, including the usual domestic standards. They also offer a selection of more than 20 different Irish and American whiskeys and bourbons. There’s always something going on at Tinker’s Nest: Mondays are 35-cent wing nights, there’s a dart league that meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays are first responders nights with specials for EMTs policemen and firemen, Thursdays are open mic nights, and the weekends feature acoustic musicians, the occasional DJ, Team Trivia on Sunday nights as well as hospitality night, with specials for waitresses and bartenders. So come on down to Tinker’s Nest, where they’ve got a pint and a monster burger with your name on it.

Specials for everyone in the safety field, firefighters, paramedics, and police along with their friends (General Public Welcome)

Thursday: Open Mic Night with Colby James Weekends: Acoustic Entertainment or DJs. Sunday: Trivia Night

Tinker’s Nest has had wide success booking functions and fundraiser’s this past year, consider the Nest for your next event! Call 401-245-8875

ADDRESS: 322 Metacom Ave., Warren PHONE: 401-245-8875

household paper management. She offers one-on-one coaching, workshops on both home and office organizing topics, and seminars for group settings. Speaking to groups of all sizes and persuasions about the strategies and benefits of organization is a particular joy for Lisa, and you will find her to be a motivating and inspiring presenter. With Lisa’s help, you will create more space in your home, more order in your office, and more time in your life!

The Organized Way PHONE: 401-289-0042 WEBSITE: www.organizedway.com

Customer service still in style at A. S. Deams The “good old days” are alive and well at A. S. Deams store in Westport, where customers are treated like friends, shopping is a pleasure, and some of the best advertising comes from word of mouth. A.S. Deams is located in a former farmhouse next to Bittersweet Farm and features classic women’s clothing and distinctive gifts. The bucolic atmosphere alone sets the store apart, but its true specialty is customer service. You’re invited to browse to your heart’s content, but when you do need advice or help, your salesperson will go above and beyond to meet your needs. The store continues to carry clothing lines such as Pendleton and Gieger, but owner Sally Schimmel said she is also try-

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Better organization for a better life Life can be stressful, but your home or office doesn’t have to be the cause. Lisa Griffith established The Organized Way in 2008, to help people clear away the clutter and set up organizing systems in their homes or offices for a more productive, less stress-filled life. Many years of teaching Lisa S. Griffith gave her the opportunity to help students and colleagues manage their spaces, stuff and time, so she decided to combine her teaching experience with her organizational skills and offer personalized organizing services. Her specialty is home office and small business office organizing, as well as

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ing to diversify. For instance, A.S. Deams now carries women’s jeans by French Dressing. It seems everyone wears jeans now, Sally said, and customers are surprised, but thrilled, to find out she carries them. Sally began A. S. Deams with her business partner, the late Anne Frechette. The two had worked together for many years at the former Silas Jones store in Westport.

A. S. DEAMS ADDRESS: 440 Main Road Westport, MA PHONE: 508-636-0800

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Quality tools and fair prices at Burns

Burns Power Tools 350 Mariano Bishop Blvd. Fall River, MA 02721 • Sharpening Services • Abrasives • Cutting Tools • Hand Tools • Power Tools

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One of the first things Zach Burns did when he took over as president of Burns Power Tools a number of years ago was to bring the 77-year-old company into the 21st century with an awesome website that showcases and sells more than 37,000 tools and related items to customers throughout the country. The website features competitive prices, and this pricing philosophy has carried over into the retail store, as well. “Many people think that if you buy at one of the big box stores, you’re getting the best prices, but that isn’t so,” he says. Burns Power Tools is a member of several buying groups that enable them to purchase items at excellent prices and offer those savings to their customers. “It’s all about better pricing and better service, too,” says this young entrepreneur, who with his father, Jeff, runs the operation today. Quality tools, fair prices, good service and straight forward honesty have been prime motivations since founder John J. Burns, Zach’s great-grandfather, started his saw shop back in 1934. Over the years, Burns Power Tools has become a major supplier specializing in industrial power tools, heavy duty machinery, full service sharpening, repairs and related accessories. The business has grown by catering to contractors and industry and providing value to these customers that the large discount houses cannot. Loyal customers know that if they buy a tool from Burns, they’ll have no worries if it breaks down. Long lasting friendships have developed from this Burns philosophy. The tools and supplies carried by Burns are considered the most efficient on the

market according to Burns’ own testing and customer feedback. The company continually monitors competitors’ pricing and adjusts theirs to beat it. It is part of a “total packaging” approach to power tool marketing and includes selling, accessorizing, repairing and sharpening, as well as the best pricing. “Where will you take your big box purchase when it breaks down,” asks Zach. What was the foundation of Burns Power Tools’ business from day one is still at the forefront of its focus today. It takes a high degree of expertise to maintain the quality, finish and long-lasting nature of your specialized blades and few can claim the heritage Burns has in this highly technical field. The SuperSharp premium blade-sharpening process has been proven to last longer, cut better and extend your tool’s total service life. When you consider the tool investment you’ve made, it makes absolute sense to go with the best sharpening service available. A pickup and delivery service throughout the southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island saves you time and money on equipment sharpening and repair. In addition to in-house repair service on tools, Burns service technicians are available for road repair jobs and maintenance of shop equipment.

Burns Power Tools ADDRESS: 350 Mariano Bishop Blvd. Fall River PHONE: 508-675-0381 WEBSITE: www.BurnsTools.com

The joys of ballroom dancing with Nelia Professional Ballroom & Latin Dancer Nelia Lawton is introducing a lot of area people to the joys of ballroom dancing. She offers private lessons, group classes and weekly dance parties, and whether you’re getting ready for a wedding, want to improve health and fitness, be more poised, meet new friends or simply add fun to your life, dancing can do it. Learning to dance with Nelia is fun, easy and affordable. You’ll be ready when the music switches to waltz, fox trot, cha cha, swing, rumba and more. ”Ballroom dancing is simply partner dancing, which can be done on many levels from social right on up to performance level,” says Nelia. Her easy manner and expert instruction can soon have

those with two left feet gliding across the floor gracefully, and with a smile on their faces too. Nelia offers group lessons on Tuesday evenings for beginners and more advanced dancers and opens up the floor on Fridays for an evening of social dancing, which is open to all. No partner is needed. “Anyone can just come in and give it a try,” she says.

Dancing with Nelia ADDRESS: 186 Roffee St., Barrington (Barrington Democratic Club) PHONE: 401-245-1119 WEBSITE: www.dancenelia.com

Great clothes at affordable prices When it comes to children’s clothing, it’s just plain smart to buy at a consignment shop — especially if it is Just Ducky, Bristol’s legendary spot that keeps earning accolades. This year, Bristol/Warren Patch voted it the best East Bay location for Sunday Best, and Rhode Island Monthly named it the Best Consignment Shop. Owner Dawn Grantham started her popular shop 16 years ago, and it has quickly outgrown a number of locations. Today, its Gooding Avenue address gives it room for its extensive high end children’s clothing, equipment, carriages and strollers, cribs and bedding — all at realistic prices.

“Keeping prices low is a good service to local families and the community,” says Dawn. You can shop by mail, in malls, or even in Europe, but Just Ducky is the only shop where you can find the best of everything all in one location. No wonder choosy moms high tail it to this special spot to outfit their growing Dawn Grantham children and to consign those lightly used designer duds. You’ll be glad you selected your children’s holiday clothing from the extensive collection.


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Family-owned business offers the full spectrum of elderly services In 1966, Linda and John Machado opened the Grace Barker nursing home. Linda, a registered nurse, named the facility for her mentor and nursing school benefactor, a woman known for her unselfish and compassionate care-giving. I could think of no better tribute,” said Linda, “than to name it after Grace Barker.” Today, Linda and John’s daughter, Mary Beth, runs the facility along with her husband, Mark Lescault. In 1998, Mary Beth and Mark opened The Willows, an adjacent facility offering assisted living as well as adult day care. It’s a true family business: Mary Beth and Mark’s local roots run deep, and the business remains family-owned at a time when corporate ownership is increasingly becoming the norm. “We are blessed with staff longevity,” says Mary Beth. “We have people who have been with us for more than 30 years.” The sense of family is what makes Grace Barker and The Willows unique, agrees Mark, and it is tremendously beneficial for the senior citizens in their care. “It is very comforting for residents to see the same familiar, smiling faces day after day.” Mark also stresses that Grace Barker is the only facility in the area to provide a full continuum of services for the elderly. In addition to short-term rehabilitative care in the nursing center, the adult day care at The Willows provides a full day of activities for seniors who might otherwise be homebound, waiting for a caregiver to return from a day job. “Socialization is the key piece that is often missing in many home-care situations,” says Mark. “When it’s not there, it

The facilities at The Willows assisted living center and the Grace Barker nursing home foster social connections and companionship. can disrupt sleep patterns. Adult day care clients go home in the afternoon after an active, social day, ready to keep to a normal evening’s schedule.” The Willows assisted living facility provides tailored meals, housekeeping services, medical assistance and transportation, as well as occupational, physical and speech therapy. A full slate of events lets residents be as active as they would like, from exercise classes to nature walks to

cookouts — or even just a Sunday afternoon watching the big game with friends. Families who join the Grace Barker nursing center community will find that as things do change, they will be prepared. “There are no surprises,” says Mary Beth. “We know our residents and communicate regularly with their family members. When something changes, we coordinate with their family and medical team to determine what our next steps should be. It’s a

level of familiarity and continuity that truly sets us apart.”

Grace Barker & The Willows ADDRESS: 54 Barker Ave., Warren PHONE: 401-245-9100 WEBSITE: www.gracebarkerandthewillows.com


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Design luxury in your home, office or yacht Dzyna Signature Kitchen and Bath is a full service interior design firm headed by founder Joyce Fiore, ASID. Licensed by the State of Florida Board of Architectural and Interior Design, Joyce has more than 30 years of experience in the residential, commercial and yacht design sectors. Today’s kitchen is not just for cooking and eating. Kitchens have become the entertainment centerpiece of your world. These social gathering spaces now incorporate wine storage, bars, pantries, coffee centers, and commercial stoves with microwave/convection units, ventilation systems, steam units and warming draws. The kitchen, to some the “labor of love work zone,” now takes center stage adjacent to the great room that includes theatre-like audio visual systems, comfortable seating arrangements, as well as household management systems. Today’s bath suites are designed to be a source of luxury and relaxation. These spaces are designed to provide a sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation. Luxury baths are an added value and major selling point for homeowners. Spa-like environments focusing on the shower experience incorporate towers, multiple showerheads and temperature controls. Today’s luxury bath suite has both drama and functionality. Vessel sinks provide functionality as well as giving you that unique feeling of the “spa” environment. We may ask the question, do we really “need” it? Of course not … but isn’t it great that we can have it if that’s what we want! Whether your taste is traditional, transitional, country or the New Metropolitan, Joyce will work with you on a one-on-one basis. By listening to your ideas combined

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with understanding how you intend to use your space, Joyce will translate your vision into a beautiful, practical living space. The worldwide market offers overwhelming choices in texture, fabric, finishes, color, lighting, stone and furniture. Why not take advantage of working with someone who can coordinate it all. Our diverse line of authorized dealerships can make your home beautiful at almost any budget while offering special financing on select products. We welcome you to stop by for a visit or contact us to schedule a complimentary design profile. Dzyna Signature Kitchen and Bath is an authorized dealers for Candlelight, Crystal, Kraftmaid, QCCI, Kravet and more.

Dzyna Signature Kitchen and Bath ADDRESS: Tiverton PHONE: 401-639-8801

Where children learn through play More than a decade ago, lamenting the lack of quality child-care options in the area, sisters Cynthia Prete and Denise Munroe founded Early Minds Child Care with the goal of creating an exceptional environment for children from infancy to preschool. Early Minds has warm and inviting facilities in both Swansea and Seekonk, both of which are staffed by kind and loving child-care professionals. Children who attend Early Minds develop a strong foundation for learning, socialization, compassion, and kindness, under the guidance of the exceptional teaching staff, all of whom have a background in early childhood education. Early Minds Child Care promotes leaning through play in a healthy and positive

atmosphere for children of all developmental levels. Their creative, multicultural atmosphere encourages all children to explore their own world and come to appreciate a sense of themselves as a unique and special individual. Schedule a visit to see for yourself why children who begin their educational development at Early Minds leave with the foundation for a joyful and successful life.

Early Minds Child Care ADDRESS: 1727 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea, MA 885 Buffinton St., Somerset, MA WEBSITE: earlymindschildcare.com

Duckpin bowling at its best Dudek has been a Warren landmark for generations, and if it’s been generations since your last visit, you are in for a treat! Under Proprietor Scott Mansi, Dudek is a facility that truly has something for everyone. If you are into league bowling, there’s one for you, from junior to senior, allwomen (or men), or mixed. As always, Dudek is a wildly popular birthday venue, with bumpers that can be raised for the youngest bowlers, eliminating the threat of the joy-killing gutterball. Electronic scoreboards allow bowlers to play without the chore of tracking scores. Every Saturday night from 8 to 11 is one of Dudek’s most popular weekly events, Rock ’N Bowl, when colored, laser, and

strobe lights team up with rocking tunes for an great night of bowling and music. And you can keep your energy up with a menu that includes burgers, curly fries, stuffies, pizza, and beer and wine, in addition to a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. Dudek Bowling Lanes truly lives up to its tagline: Duckpin Bowling at its Best!

Dudek Bowling Lanes ADDRESS: 409 Child St., Warren PHONE: 401-245-9471 WEBSITE: www.dudekbowling.com


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A visit to Young Family Farm can be an adventure for all ages Visitors arriving at the Young Family Farm in Little Compton are immediately greeted by a profusion of color. There’s green, of course – the predominant color of the 200 acres of farmland, peach, and apple orchards surrounding The Stand, where the literal fruits of their labor are sold. Within, you’ll find rich, red heirloom tomatoes, lush peaches, orange pumpkins and bright yellow summer squash. But it’s the colors you don’t expect: white pumpkins, tiny, super-sweet orange tomatoes, and billiard-sized tomatoes, striped like the zebra for which they’re named, that make every visit to Young’s an adventure. Farmers Tyler and Karla Young purchased the farm in 1997, and it began as a small wholesale potato business. But the Youngs envisioned a business growing fruits, vegetables and flowers, and offering them for sale to the local community. When Tyler’s first strawberry crop was ready, Karla sold the beautiful berries on a picnic table on the front lawn. Before long, the word was out, and Tyler began growing a variety of vegetables for the summer and year-round customers who flocked to the farm. Visitors to Young Family Farm find a dazzling array of color, as well as fruits, vegetables, flowers and more. With the help of their three daughters, the Youngs soon expanded their sales into Stand offers a dazzling array of fresh cut ing with herbs. Family events like Strawa diversified wholesale and retail busi- flowers such as hydrangeas, oriental lilies, berry Fest, Corn Fest, and Apple Fest celeYoung Family Farm ness. The lawn quickly became too small sunflowers, dahlias, and zinnias, all avail- brate the harvest in delicious fashion. This ADDRESS: 260 West Main Road, Little for their inventory, and they opened their able by the stem or bouquet. Creative, year’s Apple Fest, the fifth annual, will be Compton retail farm stand in the fall of 2006, just in custom arrangements are available for held Oct. 6 and 7. time for their first apple crop. any occasion. Come enjoy a weekend of apple picking, PHONE: 401-635-0110 In addition to fruits and vegetables, Special events, held spring through fall, hayrides, children’s games, a scavenger WEBSITE: www.youngfamilyfarm.com pick-your-own apples, and seasonal prod- include workshops on everything from hunt, bluegrass music, tasty grilled foods ucts such as annuals and perennials, The container gardening to growing and cook- and Farmer Ty’s Famous Fries!

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Quality of life and quality of care at East Bay and Sakonnet Bay Many people eagerly anticipate retirement and the numerous advantages and benefits it can bring. The experience can be made even more attractive when social activities and outings with friends and neighbors top the ‘to do’ list instead of household chores, home maintenance and regular yard work. Residents of the Bay area have viable options that add to the retirement experience and change the perception of aging, improving the quality of life for seniors. A resource to help consider options for older adults is Brookdale Senior Living, a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The company operates two communities in the local area: East Bay and Sakonnet Bay.

East Bay East Bay Retirement Living, located at 1440 Wampanoag Train in East Providence, offers independent living and assisted living services for seniors. Located off Wampanoag Trail, East Bay is situated along the strands of One Hundred Acre Cove, the vast and beautiful nature conservancy. Each day, from private apartments or from the community’s dining room, residents enjoy the peaceful serenity and beauty of wooded waterways and pristine marshland. Just minutes from Providence, East Bay conveniently sits at the gateway to Bristol County and some of the region's most desirable neighborhoods. The retirement community’s apartments are available in a variety of floor plans and offer all the conveniences of home without any of the hassle of home maintenance or chores, which are handled for residents. Some come with balconies while others have scenic patios. Many also offer walk-in closets, individual climate control and beautiful views. East Bay features an array of amenities for its residents, among them a bistro and country store, hair salon, library with computer access and a nearby reading loft, greenhouse, sunroom and chapel. With a friendly and helpful staff, dining services offer delicious food, homemade soups, desserts and breads, and wonderful options daily. With social, educational and cultural programs, residents are encouraged to renew older interests and explore new ones. Popular activities include pet therapy, bingo, walking club, current events, rosary, meditation, yoga, team trivia, bridge club and art class. Help with everyday tasks can also make a big difference in the quality of life. It’s comforting to know that loved ones can continue to live to the fullest at East Bay with the added security of a full spectrum of care and wellness services tailored to meet their individual needs.

Sakonnet Bay Located in Tiverton, Sakonnet Bay Retirement Living offers several care options including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and skilled nursing care services. Nestled on the site of the former Coachmen Restaurant at 1215 Main Road, Sakonnet Bay is conveniently located between Fall River, Mass., and

Residents at the East Bay and Sakonnet Bay retirement living facilities enjoy beautiful surroundings, rich amenities and warm, welcoming activities. Portsmouth, R.I. The community is about 30 minutes from Providence and 45 minutes from Boston. Perched high above Mt. Hope Bay, residents share spectacular sunsets and panoramic vistas in every direction of historic Newport and the Sakonnet River. Sakonnet Bay includes among its many features a fitness center, movie theater, indoor heated pool, great room with dance floor, as well as walking paths and gardens for residents’ outdoor enjoyment. Its spacious apartment homes offer walkin closets, balconies, individual climate control and step-in showers. The community’s dining services feature monthly food forums and discussions with the executive chef. Residents also don’t have to worry about home maintenance or chores; Sakonnet Bay staff takes care of those, leaving time to pursue interests and activities. Programs at Sakonnet Bay offer a wide variety of top-notch services. With an

East Bay Retirement Living ADDRESS: 1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence

Sakonnet Bay Retirement Living ADDRESS: 1215 Main Road, Tiverton WEBSITE: www.brookdaleliving.com

exciting array of social, educational and cultural programs, residents are encouraged to participate in yoga, book clubs, exercise classes and mind aerobics, to name a few. Other activities offered include mystery rides, opera and Broadway music series, and mix and mingle happy hours. Offering a helping hand to those in need of assistance with activities of daily living, Sakonnet Bay’s memory care program also has dedicated, specially-trained staff and state-of-the-art technology. The staff is committed to helping those with memory loss maintain their independence and dignity for as long as possible. In addition

to the levels of care offered at Sakonnet Bay, the community also offers skilled nursing care.

About Brookdale Senior Living Whenever the time comes to explore options for your older family member, Brookdale Senior Living stands ready to assist. As the industry leader, Brookdale and its 645 communities nationwide are committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to deliver the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. The company operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers in 35 states and serves more 61,000 residents. Brookdale communities are committed to providing exceptional living experiences while helping its residents achieve an Optimum Life® through a daily experience of unique programs inspired by the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and associates. For more information, visit www.brookdaleliving.com.


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Festival Ballet Providence Artistic Director Misha Djuric says dance classes are for all ages, from 3 to 60 years old.

It’s never too late to start dancing Festival Ballet Providence is more than just a dance studio; it’s a haven for the performing arts. Inside the walls of Festival Ballet, located at 825 Hope St. in Providence, dancers are radiant with creativity, enthusiasm and drive. “We do more than just teach people how to dance,” says Artistic Director Misha Djuric. “We contribute to the community at large by giving people the inspiration and joy that comes with the understanding of the arts.” According to Mr. Djuric, classes at Festival Ballet allow students of all ages to nurture their individuality and creativity while learning discipline, coordination and improving overall fitness. "People are forgetting about dance as a profession or even a hobby," Mr. Djuric says. "[People] get caught up in daily life and other professions and forget that dancing is natural. No matter who you are, you hear the rhythm and you want to move with it." Intended for anyone from age three to 60, classes are designed for even the most inexperienced dancer and range in genre from ballet to modern to jazz. Classes are also flexible to work around academic and adult schedules, and performances are held at major Rhode Island venues including Providence Performing Arts Center and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. In addition to serving the community as a top school for recreational dance classes, Festival Ballet is also the only professional classical ballet company in the state of Rhode Island. “We have a very competitive, very high level dance company here with some out-

Festival Ballet Providence ADDRESS: 825 Hope St., Providence PHONE: 401-353-1129 WEBSITE: www.festivalballet.com

standing professional dancers,” Mr. Djuric says. “Even when [these dancers] are not practicing and rehearsing, they are thinking about dancing, 24 hours a day.” Though Mr. Djuric says becoming a professional dancer is extremely difficult and over the years has become a not-socommon career path, he prides himself on the number of quality dancers the company has had the opportunity to work with over the years. Every season, professionals from all over the country travel to audition for the full-time job of performing with Festival Ballet Providence. Currently, the company is comprised of 25 professional artists, apprentices and trainees who perform classical and original contemporary work throughout the year. Above all, both the school and company stress the importance of artistic understanding and utilization of dance, not only as an art form, but a sense of self expression. "When you start dancing, you will see a change in lifestyle and will be making new discoveries about yourself,"Mr. Djuric says. "And whether you want to do it for fun or train to be a professional, it is never too late to start dancing."


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Country Woolens is worth the trip Country Woolens, “Westport’s Outdoor Store,” opened in 1977. Initially, proprietor Ann Squire, a Westport native, intended to own and operate a yarn shop and carry a selection of sweaters as well. Woolrich sportswear, for both men and women, was added to the inventory after a couple of years in business. More than three decades later, Country Woolens offers a large selection of casual sportswear and shoes, from bathing suits to outerwear, sandals to boots, and everything in between. And there is not a skein of yarn in sight. “We put in some clothes and they sold,” says Ann. “I eventually stopped stocking yarn.” In addition to clothing and footwear, there is a wide variety of gifts and toys on display. Country Woolens carries high-quality products in brands like North Face and Teva — names that are as sought out by kids and teens as they are by adults. And every year, they add more to their extensive selection. Clothing brands include Woolrich, Pendleton, Fresh Produce, Horny Toad,

Life Is Good, Smartwool, Dahlgren, Isis, Carhartt, Speedo, Mt. Khaki, Exoficcio, Neves, Wigwam, Zutano, and many more. If you’re after shoes, Country Woolens stocks quality and long-wearing brands, including Merrill, Keen, Okab, Rafters, Eliza B, Naot, Crocs, Teva, Sperry, Acorn, and Bogs. No visit to Country Woolens is complete without a browse through the sale basement, where overstocks, off-season, last season and inventory that is not featured in the main part of the shop is offered at bargain prices. The sale basement is open all year, and new items are added weekly. Smart shoppers with an eye for a bargain will never leave empty-handed. For 35 years, locals have frequented Country Woolens because of their superior customer service, products and selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and free gift wrapping. Simply put, Country Woolens is an enjoyable place to shop. If you are from Westport, you already know this. If you’re not, it is worth the trip.

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Fitness meets fun at WiggleKids WiggleKids is a new, innovative, and fun kids gym, celebrating the official grand opening of their Swansea Mall studio on Saturday, Oct. 6, to coincide with Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be raffles, giveaways, class demonstrations, even an indoor “snowball” fight! The WiggleKids mission is to promote healthy habits and physical fitness through songs, dance and games for children and their families. Proprietor Kim Ferrara, known as “Coach Kim,” a Certified Youth Fitness Instructor, enjoys working with kids and families and helps them learn strategies to stay active and eat healthy. Kim create san atmosphere where fitness meets fun. Classes are designed to get children moving, interact in a noncompetitive environ-

ment, and challenge themselves playing structured, age-appropriate games. They include WiggleTots, a fun approach to fitness and healthy habits, which focuses on life skills like brushing teeth, washing hands, and trying new foods. Drums Alive incorporates fitness, hand-eye Kim Ferrara coordination, rhythm and movement into one exciting class. Jumpin’ Beanz, a class that Coach Kim created, consists of camp games like obstacle courses and relay races … and the entire classes is done on Hippity Hops! WiggleKids also hosts birthday parties, private playgroups, and homeschool groups.

Honest food, served with passion Perfectly located to take in gorgeous views of the Warren River, the elegantly understated interior of Trafford Restaurant is equally lovely. But it’s the fabulous food that comes from the kitchen of Chef Trafford Kane that keeps regulars returning week after week. Kane is the self-taught son of restaurateurs William and Marguerite Kane, who own and operate Marguerite’s, in Westport. Heather Dalton, Trafford’s sister, runs the immaculate front of the house. Kane’s belief that food should be eaten “as close to natural as possible” is printed right on the menu, and the menu changes with the seasons and the availability of fresh produce. Accordingly, their recent summer menu

included a caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and a basil-orange vinaigrette, lobster and corn fritters with a roasted red pepper coulis, and crabstuffed cod with citrus butter and tomato jam. At Trafford Restaurant you’ll find honest food, prepared with passion. Go once – you will find yourself returning again and again, guaranteed.

Trafford Restaurant ADDRESS: 285 Water St., Warren PHONE: 401-289-2265 WEBSITE: traffordrestaurant.com

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There’s nothing better than fresh, hand made Italian pasta. But why make reservations for an overpriced Italian restaurant when all you want to do is cuddle up on the couch for dinner? Well, Fatigati’s Fresh Pasta has the answer. Greg Fatigati, owner of Fatigati’s Fresh Pasta, opened the doors to his authentic, Italian-style take out shop in August after he, “saw a need for good Italian takeaway” in Rhode Island. At Fatigati’s, all dishes are made from scratch, which allows customers the opportunity to pick and choose pasta types, sauces and add-ins which can be made in less than 15 minutes. Because everything is made fresh in the kitchen,

Fatigati’s can also cater to those who love gluten-free or whole wheat plates. “The customers really like the fact that they can build their own dish,” says Mr. Fatigati. Plates are sold for the Greg Fatigati individual or in fourperson portions for a family size. Catering is also available for up to 60 people. For more information, check out Fatigati’s website at www.fatigatisfreshpasta.com. To place an order for pickup, call (401) 682-1111.

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Allied Floor Covering opened in 1952. It moved to its present location in 1960. And it employed one of its lead installers in 1962 — a gentleman who is still installing floors today. “The guy is a magician with flooring,” says Allied owner Ray Caron, who bought the business in 1989 and has tremendous pride in the tradition and craftsmanship in his business. That Allied craftsmanship can extend to any room in your house, from beautiful hardwood foyers, to lush family room carpets, to gleaming granite countertops in the kitchen, and custom stone and tile work around bathroom sinks, tubs and showers. Allied does a lot of customer work with tile and stone and is expanding its offerings in granite and marble. A new facility will soon showcase more than 150 marble and granite

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slabs. Mr. Caron is especially proud of the reputation earned through decades of excellence. “Because of the good people we have, our call-back rate is near zero. We do everything we possibly can to make sure everything is done properly. We guarantee our labor for the life of a floor. If you call us 10 years, 20 years from now, we’ll take care of it no matter what.”

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Save your treasures at Frames From movie tickets for a first date to treasured family photos to shadowboxes of sports memorabilia, people frame all kinds of wonderful things. It’s important to know treasured pieces will be treated with care and appropriately framed. Luke MacInnis, owner of Frames of Mind for the past ten years, is just the person to entrust your personal treasures to. A fine art and art history major at Plymouth State, he’s continued his love of elegant design in his own business, taking great care to select the right frame and matte for each piece and then putting it together with expertise. “When you’re dealing with the owner of the shop, you do get a higher quality of service,” says Luke. “Owners take it seriously, and want to make sure you are really happy with the work,” he says. For a 900-square-foot store, Frames of Mind has a surprising inventory, with over 3,200 different framing styles. A full service custom picture frame company like Frames of Mind is fully trained in archival preservation techniques, including UV protective

glass and acid free materials, to ensure your artwork will look immaculate for a lifetime to come. “Because of our low overhead, Frames of Mind can also offer exceptional pricing,” says Luke. “We are always running specials, with a 20 percent discount on a big selection of frames, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that our prices will beat anyone else’s.” The art gallery at Frames of Mind includes works by local artists, reproduction town maps from the 1870’s and framed nautical charts of Narragansett Bay. Featured is the photography of Todd Stevens, a local photographer who specializes in unique pictures of Rhode Island lighthouses and Narragansett Bay.

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Hunt for a bargain at Warren Exchange If you follow the Nielsen ratings, you know that reality shows featuring bargain hunters rifling through storage sheds and estate sales are pulling in viewers by the millions. These days, America is hungry for a bargain. And as luck would have it, there’s a place right here in the East Bay where you can satisfy your inner bargain hunter. The Warren Exchange, located in historic, downtown Warren, is a coin shop, but it offers far more than just coins. It’s a combination of “Pawn Stars” and “American Pickers” right in the heart of downtown. With more than 40 years of experience in numismatics, jewelry, and antiques, Warren Exchange is the place for buyers, collectors, and sellers. Parking is free, and there’s a sale in the lot every Sunday. Warren Exchange is interested in anything old or unique, and pays cash for all items, including gold, silver, coins, crystal, watches, cast iron toys, vintage toys, tin banks, paintings and sculptures, to name just a few. You can bring your item in for a free appraisal, with no appointment necessary. Or you can make an appointment and Warren Exchange is happy to do house calls. “We will buy anything of value,” says proprietor Tara Hurley. “From one marble to an entire estate.” Among the countless antiques, collectibles and oddities that have passed through the doors of Warren Exchange are American coins, Asian and African art, circus buttons, political pins, sports and Hollywood autographs and memorabilia, books, folk art, Hummel figurines, carvings, movie

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posters, cameras and photographs, clocks, Lladro, postcards, nautical items, signs and advertising, Masonic items, comic books, coin-operated machines, tokens and medallions, scientific instruments, paper currency, costume jewelry, crystal including Lalique, Steuben, and Swarovski, fishing lures, gold, knives & swords, lamps & lighting, military patches, helmets, and knives, swords, razors, lamps, lighting, and pre-1967 sports cards. And undoubtedly, that is not all. Warren has been fondly called eclectic before, and will be again, so it seems fitting that Warren Exchange is located at the southbound gateway to downtown warren, where Water and Main Streets meet. Happy hunting!

Tranquil Waters will work for a better you From the moment you open the door of Tranquil Waters, you’ll know you want to stay. The inviting atmosphere features cascading water fountains, soothing music, hues of sea blues and greens, tasteful décor and a warm, welcoming staff. It is not just a salon, it is a total sensory experience from start to finish. Tranquil Waters offers something for everyone, from a haircut, manicure or pedicure, to facial, body treatment, massage, to one of the dozens of specialty services. These include medical treatments such as Zerona, a new non-invasive body contouring procedure which removes excess fat. “We’re not really like any other day spa around,” said owner June Ferreira, who opened Tranquil Waters seven years ago with her husband William. “We’re resultsoriented.” Take your skin, for example. If you want anti-aging, that’s what you’ll get from treatments and products that are medical-grade — which means they would only be available through a dermatologist or a high-end spa. The Visia complexion analysis system will look beyond the surface of the skin to see what hidden problems may need special attention by your clinician. It will also show you what you will look like five years from now if you do nothing but your present skin-care regime, and what you would look like with the clock turned back five years. While it’s true the skin care and other products available at Tranquil Waters cost more, “You get what you pay for,” Ms. Ferreira emphasized. “Do you want to spend a little more and get real results? You will

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see better results here than if you went somewhere else, because of the products being used. It makes a difference.” However, you shouldn’t let the fact that Tranquil Waters is a high-end spa scare you away. “A lot of people might look at our website and think we’re too expensive,” said Ms. Ferreira, but that’s not true. Start out slowly: A simple manicure begins at $25, a basic facial with the Visia analysis is $95. Regular customers may take advantage of VIP offers, too.

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Ear, Nose and Throat – Two locations, one level of care Ear Nose and Throat Medicine and Surgery Group has made itself a part of the East Bay Community for more than 25 years. Dr. James Dobbin opened his practices in Bristol and Middletown, R.I., in 1987. Dr. Steven Freedman joined him as a partner in 1992. They were housed in the Bristol County Medical Center but moved because they needed more space. They have now been in their new location at Belltower Plaza on Metacom Avenue in Bristol since March of 2011. They are in Bristol three days a week, providing both physician and audiology services, with plans to expand in the future. They are exceptionally happy with their staff of five, who cumulatively have worked for the doctors for 70 years. “We always try to do our best when caring for our patients,” Dr. Dobbin said. “We appreciate our patients,” said Dr. Freedman. “We have an affinity for the culture and the hard-working ethic here.” Both physicians enjoy seeing patients in both offices. “Different patient populations, different needs,” Dr. Freedman said. Ear, Nose & Throat is a medical practice that provides care for ear, nose and throat diseases, including hearing loss. They spend the time diagnosing ear problems and hearing loss and determining which patients can benefit from hearing aids. The audiology staff at Ear Nose and Throat Medicine and Surgery Group can provide a full range of hearing rehabilitations services, including hearing aids. Dr. Freedman said, “We offer our

The staff at Ear Nose and Throat are proud to have been a part of the East Bay for 25 years. Shown here are Steven F. Freedman MD, Joseph Weisberger, AuD, Carrie Christ, AuD, Practice Manager Debbie Murphy, COPM, Medical Assistants Pamela Purvis and Jennifer Lopes, and James M. Dobbin, MD.

patients honesty and transparency, so when they’re making those financial decisions concerning hearing aids, they have all the information to make the right choice.” “Our primary focus is not hearing aids, it’s taking care of the patient,” Dr. Dobbin added.

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Small classes and 21st century tools at Barrington Christian Academy Here in the land where teachers, administrators and parents take a serious handson approach to a child’s schooling, Barrington Christian Academy joins in the ranks of the town’s educational excellence and goes an important step further by adding Christian core values to its well-rounded curriculum. This accredited, nondenominational K12 day school, founded in 1979 by Elsie Wright the Barrington Baptist Church and now an independent private Christian school, serves 235 diverse students from more than 20 Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts communities, as well as an international student population from Vietnam, China and South Korea. Small classes are the norm throughout the three wings that house lower, middle and upper school students in a structure that includes 21st-century bells and whistles. The high school chorus, more than 60 strong, entertains the community at large. College acceptances are admirable. Head of School since 1989, Elsie Wright leads a talented faculty, many with, or pursuing advanced degrees. She herself is an EdD candidate at Columbia International University and anticipates completing her degree within the next two years. While Elsie Wright has seen great growth in student numbers and the phys-

ical plant during her tenure, she is especially pleased with the school’s goal of being a good neighbor and its increasing interaction with the community. BCA students visit seniors at Bay Spring Village, do yard work at senior homes around town, and host unique happenings like last year’s paper shredding event that provided a well-received service. Student projects reach beyond town borders. This year, members of the junior class will head off to the Dominican Republic on a mission to help a population in need. A BCA mentoring program connects eighth-grade students with helpful advisors throughout town, seniors connect with mentors during their senior projects and some Barrington High School seniors have received similar guidance from BCA mentors. The school opens its doors frequently to outside meetings and events. The Barrington Preservation Society used school facilities as its base for a September house tour. The school is also inviting the community to a fun-filled family carnival on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s the perfect time to get to know this Barrington asset.

Barrington Christian Academy ADDRESS: 9 Old Colony Road Barrington PHONE: 401-246-0113 WEBSITE: www.bcacademy.org

Find something special at Zuzu’s Zuzu’s Petals is the place in Rhode Island to buy that unique, contemporary specialoccasion dress! It’s the mission of the friendly and helpful staff at every Zuzu’s location to help you look perfect for that special event. In addition to party dresses, Zuzu’s carries casual dresses, lingerie, jewelry, sweaters and tops, and seasonal items such as swimsuits and suiting, as well as a small selection of wedding dresses. Featured clothing designers include BCBG Max Azria, Betsey Johnson, Laundry, Maria Bianca Nero, Milly, Nicole Miller, Shoshanna and Susana Monaco. They also carry jewelry by La Vie Parisienne and Silver Seasons, and lingerie by Hanky Panky, Only Hearts and Cosabella.

Zuzu’s Petals first opened in Providence two decades ago. Since then, they’ve become one of the most beloved boutiques in not only the capital city, but throughout Rhode Island, with locations on Providence’s Thayer Street, at Chapel View in Cranston, in East Greenwich, and their newest location, on County Road in Barrington.

Zuzu’s Petals ADDRESS: 338 County Rd, Barrington PHONE: 401-245-3060 WEBSITE: www.zuzusri.com

Home for the best-dressed women Feminine Fancies owner Elaine Felag has retailing in her genes. Her father and uncle established Barrington Radio more than 65 years ago, and the business runs successfully today under family management. Though she studied to be a social worker, Elaine, who had worked in the lingerie Elaine Felag department at Cherry & Webb, couldn’t resist the lure of retailing and opened up Feminine Fancies 30 years ago as a lingerie shop, expanding it over the years to the mini-department store it is today.

This upscale, specialty boutique carries extensive collections of dresses, denim, jewelry, shoes and lingerie. Rhode Island Monthly has named it “Best Clothes for Every Woman.” Few women can escape the draw of designer names like Nicole Miller, Shoshanna, Trina Turk, Magashoni, ABS, Beth Bowley, Joes Jeans, Nanette Lepore, and many, many more. And when there’s something special on the event calendar, you can be sure there will be lots of consultations with this highly regarded fashion expert, who thinks nothing of dressing her customers from head to toe. Admire an outfit on someone and chances are excellent this Barrington fashion whiz had a hand in it.

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The big gym with the heart of a small studio The options, classes, variety, diversity and equipment are seemingly endless at 426 Fitness in Warren, where this enormous space feels remarkably small and cozy. Housed in a warmly renovated space in the Parker Mill complex along Metacom Avenue, 426 Fitness has a little bit of everything. Scattered around the main workout areas, with banks of weight and aerobic equipment, are an array of rooms catering to unique fitness programs. One room is devoted to Spinning classes. Another, filled with state-of-the-art rowing machines, is the rowing room. An enormous space in the back can hold a Zumba class of 80 people (more on that later), while the personal training room holds just two people — you and a trainer. There are also a Ladies Only room, a dance studio, a children’s area, and even indoor batting cages and an indoor golf driving range. “We have such tremendous diversity here,” said owner Mark Lombari. Much of that diversity is embodied in his instructors. Steve Skitek has been in the business for more than 25 years and is the lead person for the private training studio. Mr. Skitek teaches TRX suspension training within that room, as well as any form of exercise and conditioning you can imagine. “For some people, coming into the gym for the first time, it can be very overwhelming. In the private setting, you can get our one on one attention,” Mr. Skitek said. Alison Benfeito has 20 years of experience teaching yoga and many forms of

426 Fitness ADDRESS: 426 Metacom Ave., Warren PHONE: 401-247-4410 WEBSITE: www.426fitness.com

The diverse staff at 426 Fitness includes (standing) Jessica Tarantelli and Alison Benfeito and (sitting) Jill Lancaster, showcasing a special October Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. group fitness. Her latest specialty is STRIDE, a program of cardio-dance mixed with elements of boot camp. “You’re getting your cardio, but you’re also getting your muscle toning,” Ms. Benfeito said. To introduce STRIDE to the public, 426 Fitness is opening the class for free to members or non-members. Just show up at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights and try it. Jessica Tarantelli has taught yoga, Zumba and other classes for years, and she’s

adding a new speciality: ROWGA. Designed right there at 426 Fitness, ROWGA moves from a five-minute warmup to 25 minutes of intense, competitive rowing, followed by a 25-minute period of relaxing, stretching yoga. ROWGA will be held Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning in October. Ms. Tarantelli teaches a wildly popular Zumba class on Thursdays at 7 p.m., where class is open to anyone in exchange for a

small donation to the Warren Animal Shelter. “It’s a great Zumba class, with tons of energy and tons of fun,” Ms. Tarantelli said. She’s led as many as 80 people at a time, which is how they raised more than $4,000 for the animal shelter in less than two years. The lead rower at 426 Fitness is Jill Lancaster, who competed in world and African championships for her native Zimbabwe (and won a bronze medal at the worlds). Ms. Lancaster, who teaches classes in the totally cool rowing room, is proud that 426 Fitness is raising funds for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation with a special invitation throughout October. Anyone from the gym or the general public is welcome to take a turn on a special pink rowing machine near the front of the gym. For a minimum donation of $5, you can row 500 meters on the machine. In exchange, you receive a specially designed T-shirt, as well as entry into a raffle at the end of the month. Those with the fastest times (one man and one woman) will each win a prize. If you haven’t, visit 426 Fitness — the enormous gym with the heart of a small studio.

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A family tradition of keeping families warm For nearly 90 years, Wood’s Heating & Oil has been delivering home heating oil and servicing oil heat equipment for Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The company was founded by the grandparents of company president Wendy Wood, and she is carrying on the family tradition of service and dedication to providing Wood’s customers with a warm, comfortable environ- Wendy Wood ment. Wood’s Heating & Oil is a full-service home heating company, proud to offer the best value for your dollar, while consistently delivering unparalleled service. Their licensed, certified, professional technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they respond quickly. Technicians maintain their skills through continuing, extensive factory training, and they get the job done right, the first time. Wood’s Heating & Oil offers convenient automatic delivery and payment plans, as well as selection and equipment installation advice, to guarantee your comfort all winter long. No-heat calls are handled by their office staff until 9 p.m. during the week and 4 p.m. on Sundays. An answering ser-

vice alerts an on-call technician when the office is closed. And their courteous drivers treat your property as if it were their own. Wood’s Heating & Oil service and installation department employs virtually everyone who would service your system. When subcontractors need to be consulted, for sheet metal work and asbestos removal, they only use the best in the business, all fully licensed, bonded and insured. When you contract Wood to install new heating or air conditioning equipment, they handle all permitting issues, so you can be confident that a third party has inspected the installation and verified that it is up to code. Wood’s Heating & Oil delivers complete, professional proposals, broken down by parts, labor and sales tax, with detailed specifications on any proposed equipment. Wood’s never installs used parts, only the best new equipment. And they provide copies of any installed equipment warranties. Dedicated to serving their community, Wood’s Heating & Oil was named the East Bay Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for 2011-2012.

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Fresh, fun and full of flavor at Pizza Wave Pizza Wave owners Jim Spevock and Ron Lopes are thrilled with the reception their fun and funky restaurant has received in the Bristol area since they opened nearly eight years ago. “It’s gone way beyond our expectations,” says Jim, of the 122-seat family-style restaurant with its comfort- Jim Spevock able booths and spacious surroundings. The restaurant’s pizza dough is made fresh each morning from scratch. In addition to specialty pizzas and calzones, the

restaurant features prime rib on Friday and Saturday evenings, an extensive selection of steaks, Italian and Mexican specialties and fresh-off-the boat seafood dishes — all to be enjoyed with your favorite beer or wine. Head chef John Manchester creates daily dinner specials, and the dessert menu includes rich and creamy cheese cakes, pies and Gregg’s famous chocolate cake. “I used to live in Bristol and I thought this was an ideal spot for an upscale pizza restaurant,” explained Ron, who also owns a Cape Cod restaurant. “We learned a lot from our local diners about how they like their fish, how they like their chowder, “ he says. Obviously, their happy customers approve.

Market your business at Minuteman If you’re a business owner, you may be pleasantly surprised at the things Marc Frechette of Minuteman Press Seekonk can do for you. Perhaps you have something you need to advertise or market, such as your business, a new product or fundraiser, and Marc Frechette aren’t sure how to proceed. Marc and his staff of creative professionals will listen to your ideas, and will offer their suggestions to help you achieve your goals.

As a business owner himself, Marc is well aware of budgets. A fancy logo designed by an artist may be beautiful to look at, but if it doesn’t translate well into mass production or is too expensive, it isn’t practical for your needs. Marc now has a new business marketing venture of his own to offer businesses. Express Ads – a 10,000 count color direct mail piece mailed to a targeted area — costs just pennies per potential customer. Contact him to lock in your ad space for future distributions. Marc is committed to the East Bay area community and looks forward to making you another satisfied customer.

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Find vintage and antique at Yester-Days Yester-Days News opens this week in Riverside, the newest venture by husband and wife business partners Tom and Susan Sampson. The new shop will feature a wide array of vintage and antique furniture and household collectibles, ranging from antique to mid-century to modern, with both collectible and practical items. Stock includes a little bit of everything, including artwork, kitchen items, china, silver, jewelry, and vinyl records. Shopping at Yester-Days News will be “like a treasure hunt every day,” says Tom. Tom, a former kitchen designer, was looking for a career course change. As the former manager of the Stock Exchange in Barrington, Susan already has the expertise and eye

for antique and vintage purchasing and resale. The Sampsons’ son, a journalism student at Northeastern, was the inspiration for the shop’s playful name. Their inventory mostly comes from auctions, estate sales, or home downsizing. Rather than pay a company to clean out a home, Tom will do the job free of charge, and offer a new life for unwanted objects. “Anything that can be reused, repurposed or recycled, will be.”

Yester-Days News ADDRESS: 5 Forbes St., Riverside PHONE: 401-433-3035

An entrepreneur follows his dream It has been a lifelong dream of Matt Amaral to follow his entrepreneurial spirit. Though it took time, when Barrington changed the law to allow liquor stores in town, Matt went to work planning Grapes and Grains, one of Barrington’s first wine and spirit shops. The delightful emporium, features 2,200 square feet of professionally designed retail space and an impressive collection of hand-selected wines, small batch spirits, craft beers and ales. Wine is displayed by region and includes sections for “Staff Picks” and “Under $12” bottles. General Manager Peter Andrews, with an MBA from Johnson & Wales and a sommelier concentration, truly knows his wine.

Thoughtful touches such as complimentary coffee, a Skype camera for interactive tastings, a touch screen kiosk to help with pairings, and a wine dispenser, make a wine buying excursion the perfect outing. Weekly tastings are held on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the Reserve Room new addition, a cigar humidor or plan an event there.

Grapes & Grains ADDRESS: 24 Bosworth St., Barrington PHONE: 40l-245-2100 WEBSITE: www.grapesandgrainsri.com

Save energy, revitalize your home Bristol Aluminum Window & Siding is a full-service window and siding contractor specializing in the fabrication, distribution and installation of metal and vinyl windows, siding, doors, trim, gutters and awnings. They offer free estimates and courteous, professional service. Replacement windows, whether fabricated with vinyl or aluminum, provide many benefits, particularly during the cold winters here in New England. Their high efficiency keeps your home warmer while using less energy and saving you money in the long run. Re-siding the exterior of your home with vinyl or aluminum also increases energy efficiency while reducing maintenance costs over traditional wood clapboard siding

by eliminating the need to paint your home every few years. Not only will siding save you money, it can even increase the value of your home. A family-owned and operated local business with over four decades of experience, Bristol Aluminum is a certified lead abatement contractor, fully licensed and insured in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Bristol Aluminum Window & Siding ADDRESS: 76 Tupelo St., Bristol PHONE: 401-253-7226

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Owners George and Susan Tanner, who opened Center Ace Hardware six years ago in Barrington Shopping Center, have a real showcase location for those driving by or walking on County Road. They are joined by their daughter, Nicole, as well as an experienced sales team, in overseeing a versatile and well stocked hardware store that manages to always have just the thing you’re looking for. “I want people to know we’re truly more than a neighborhood hardware store ... and that more is a big word,” says George. “We’re a place where people gather, catch up with one another and just stop by to see us,” he says. He tells of how very often people on their way home from work will swing by and walk the aisles, to decompress after a tough

day at the office, or simply to see what’s new. “They don’t have to buy a thing,” says George. “We love to see them.” George and his team make a real effort to fit into the community too, offering their store as a location for fundraising events and activities for organizations. From high school car washes to Boy Scout bird house building projects. “Our doors are always open for worthy projects,” he says.

Center Ace Hardware ADDRESS: 156 County Road Barrington, RI PHONE: 401-245-3661


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When you visit Nonni’s, you can purchase items from the market (far left), try selections at the wine bar (left) or take out a fresh-made meal for tonight’s dinner (above).

Fresh, delicious and ready to serve here or at home Nonni’s Italian Kitchen & Pasta Shop does a lot of things, and it does them all deliciously well. Foremost, it’s a full-service restaurant with a wide selection of homestyle Italian dishes. It’s a wine bar, with some 30 wines on the menu, many available by the glass, and tastings with food pairings are held every other month. And it’s a thriving takeout market, where you can either pick up your order hot and ready to eat, or purchase a variety of ovenready lasagnas, pasta dishes, and sauces, as well as tender, outsized meatballs to take-and-bake. They even stock a small selection of Italian staples, including dried pastas, jarred and canned tomatoes, sauces, oils, and vinegars. Nonni’s is named for the grandmother

Nonni’s Italian Kitchen & Pasta Shop ADDRESS: 1154 Stafford Rd. Tiverton PHONE: 401-624-3087 WEBSITE: www.nonnispastashop.com

of proprietor Phil DeDucca who oversees the kitchen while wife Cheryl runs the front of the house. Phil’s memories of his childhood in Boston, and his Nonni’s Sunday dinners, are the inspiration for everything that comes out of the kitchen at Nonni’s Italian Kitchen and Pasta Shop. Starting with top quality ingredients and creating food the way they would in the

“old country” is the recipe for Nonni’s success. Nonni’s pasta is made fresh every day, with flour, eggs, water and salt. You won’t find any preservatives or artificial ingredients. The selection varies daily and may include spaghetti, fettucini, angel hair, linguine, pappardelle, shells, rotini, macaroni, ravioli and gnocchi, among others. Call ahead if you are looking for something in particular, or ask a staffer what’s available. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Nonni’s pasta and sauces are also available at wholesale to other restaurants and businesses. The standard menu at Nonni’s Italian Kitchen features delicious classic Italian dishes for dine-in or takeout, including

antipasto salad, Tuscan-style pizza, eggplant parmesan and a variety of pastas and sauces, as well as picatta, marsala and saltimbocca dishes with your choice of chicken or fork-tender veal. The dining room menu features weekly specials that change depending on the seasonal availability of ingredients, but may include dishes like baked cod, shrimp zuppa, or pasta primavera. It won’t be easy, but guests will want to leave room for one Nonni’s delicious desserts (or a dessert martini!) and cappuccino. Nonni’s also features live acoustic music in the dining room on weekends, and on Sundays, children under 10 eat free. The secret is out, so reservations are recommended!

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Open Monday-Sunday 11am to 9pm

TIVERTON’S LOCAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT & FRESH PASTA SHOP The best way to compliment a home-cooked Italian meal is using fresh hand-made pasta and Nonni’s does just that. Pasta is made daily on premises using high-quality, all-natural ingredients. Our pasta shop is open to the public and offers fresh cut pastas, ravioli, gnocchi, meatballs, salads, breads, lasagnas, desserts and many types of noodles, sauces & more. Everything at Nonni’s is Home-Made !! From Pizza to Shrimp Scampi to Veal Saltimbocca our customers will be satisfied with the comfort food the chef’s prepare in our kitchen. Our restaurant has a great Wine Bar with an extensive wine list offering wines by the glass or bottle. We also offer home-brewed beers and a fully stocked bar to enjoy your favorite cocktail or martini. Compliment your evening with one of our home-made desserts which will go great with an espresso, cappuccino or our popular home-made Lemoncello. We also have live dinner music on Fridays & Saturdays, wine tastings, wine dinners, comedy shows, martini tastings, cocktail parties and more.

DINE IN, TAKE AWAY OR COOK AT HOME There’s something for everyone at Nonni’s

WWW.NONNISPASTASHOP.COM

1154 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI 401-624-3087 • www.nonnispastashop.com


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Second Helpings is literally overflowing with items like furniture, art, garden accents and bargains galore.

Find your next treasure at Second Helpings – and Thirds If ever there was a place to go to buy that random something that you need — and especially that random something that you didn’t even know you needed until you saw it — it’s Second Helpings in Bristol. Located at 32 Gooding Ave., in the shopping plaza anchored by the BankNewport and next door to Pet Foods Plus, Second Helpings is consignment at its finest — and often, at its most eclectic. Established nine years ago by proprietor Mary Tabor, a Bristol native, Second Helpings stocks a remarkable variety of items. “There’s a very wide range, as far as what sells well here,” says Mary, and she has an uncanny eye for what items are most likely to fly off her shelves. It’s a skill she honed over many years, often by necessity. “I grew up in a large family, and money could get tight. My mom was a great yard sale shopper. She had a great eye for treasures, and for a good deal,” says Mary. “I grew up a bargain hunter.” Second Helpings is in a very large space, none of which is wasted. The store is literally overflowing, with some items such as bicycles, sleds, and garden accents overrunning the front door and filling the covered walkway outside, giving it the feel of an open-air market. Items run the gamut from current to vintage to outright antique. Architectural details, including unique windows and doors, can be found here. Need a bureau, sofa, or sideboard? They have them — it’s the style that varies, from traditional to art deco to contemporary. Chandeliers run the length of the main aisle, from modern minimalist to colonial-inspired candelabra. It’s the sheer variety of her stock — and a desire to reach out to the larger Rhode Island community — that has led Mary to use Facebook, in addition to their website, as effective tools to let people know what’s new and hot in her inventory. The Second Helpings Facebook page features photographs of some of their more sought-after and unique offerings. A quick perusal of their page on any given day might reveal an immaculate cedar chest, a vintage radio, a wrought iron table, and a stained glass window. Connecting with Second Helpings via Facebook is the next best thing to being there.

Find hand bags, books, eclectic items, dishware, electronics and unexpected treasures at Second Helpings and Thirds, located next to each other in Gooding Plaza in Bristol.

Mary and her staff — seven at last count, including her son — make a special effort to tailor their stock to the seasons. Currently, all things fall and Halloween will get top billing, followed by Christmas, while spring will usher in an emphasis on planting and gardening. Any time of year, you will find a variety of china, glassware and cookware, sterling and stainless flatware, crystal and perhaps even collectible “depression” glass. Cookbooks have their own section, as do popular and local books — including the occasional high school yearbook. Rugs and textiles abound, from Orientals to fabric remnants.

Second Helpings ADDRESS: 32 Gooding Ave., Bristol PHONE: 401-396-9600 WEBSITE: www.secondhelpingsri.com

A wide selection of art is available, whether you are looking for a nice print or vintage poster for a spare room, or are fantasizing about being the next guy who finds an unknown Picasso. Vintage toys, popular with men of all ages, sell fast, and the expansive checkout area features a glass case full of treasures ranging from costume jewelry to rare baseball cards. Four years ago, Mary took her business acumen and experience and expanded, opening her clothing and accessories consignment boutique, Thirds, next door to Second Helpings. Thirds boasts not only immaculate, previously owned everyday items (often new, with tags), it also features top brands in shoes and accessories. Names like Coach, Jimmy Choo and Kate Spade routinely cycle through the inventory. At both Second Helpings and Thirds, the price structure involves a bit of a how-badlydo-you-want-it enticement. Each tag includes three prices: the one you’ll pay the day the item hits the shelves or the racks, the

one you’ll pay after 30 days, and the one you’ll pay after 60 … that is, if it’s still around. It’s enough of a gamble, albeit relatively risk-free, to make shopping at Second Helpings and Thirds a bit of a sport for bargain hunters. Ultimately, it’s the treasure hunter within that brings us back time and time again, poring over the shelves looking for that special thing, that thing we needed without even knowing about it. Treasures can be found here, and while art is tough and signatures are not always easily deciphered, antique dealers frequent Second Helpings, and their expert eyes often find something worth pursuing. If you are visiting Second Helpings for the first time, or the first time in a month, be prepared to spend some time. Keep up with them on Facebook and keep an eye open. Mary certainly does. “You should get a good bargain,” she says. “You know what you you like, and you know it when you see it. That’s what it’s all about. Finding your treasure.”


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Enter with a smile, leave with a smile at this dentist’s office Dr. JP Van Regenmorter’s office is welcoming from the moment you see it. From the cedar-shingle building to the festive autumn wreath hanging on the front door, this does not feel like the average dentist’s office. Walk through that door and meet the smiling Jessica Balasch, who greets patients and directs them to the right. Here, the term “waiting room” seems far too bleak for the comfortable upholstered chairs or long green couch. The only telltale sign that you’re about to see the dentist is the electric Sonicare toothbrush display on one of the end tables. At the other end of the room sits a fireplace, its mantle covered with various Native American artifacts, including arrowheads, clay pots, and a coonskin cap. Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dr. Van Regenmorter has been practicing dentistry in the Northeast since 1995. “He actually has two uncles who have their own practices in Fall River, and that’s what brought him to this area,” said Krystal Todd, 28, Dr. Van Regenmorter’s office manager. Ms. Balasch has been working for Dr. Van Regenmorter for 10 years. “We’re all like family here,” she said. “It’s like a second home.” Despite its relaxed atmosphere, the office does have some of the most up-to-date equipment around. “We have a CEREC machine, for CEREC crowns,” said Ms. Todd. “You can leave with a crown that same day.” Ms. Todd estimated that the office sees about 50 patients a day, with the help of Dr. Nicholas Catallozzi and five hygienists. Dr. Catallozzi is a native of Lincoln, R.I., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery from

Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He recently moved back to Rhode Island after living in the midwest for 10 years and joined the practice in Tiverton. Ms. Todd is from Tiverton herself, and believes the office contributes to the community in a positive way. “This past year, we did Give Kids a Smile Day,” said Todd. “It’s pretty much free dental work for kids. We typed out an announcement and put it around local businesses, and

then did it by appointment so we wouldn’t be overflowing with patients that day.” The office also sponsors local sports teams when he can, including both Little League and soccer. This altruistic attitude permeates the office. “I love meeting new people and talking to them, just getting to know everyone,” said Ms. Balasch. “I assist too. I work in the rooms so I know a little bit of everything. I just love helping people.”

The office of Dr. J.P. Van Regenmorter blends state of the art equipment with a homelike, friendly atmosphere.

Dr. J.P. Van Regenmorter ADDRESS: 1359 Main Road, Tiverton PHONE: 4401-624-9177 WEBSITE: www.dutchmandental.com

MODERN DENTISTRY FOR YOUR FAMILY Dr. Van Regenmorter and his great staff strive to give you the most pleasurable experience along with satisfying your dental needs. We would like to thank all of our patients for letting us provide your dental care. We appreciate each and every one of you!

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Professional Hygienists for routine cleaning, scaling and root planing Introducing Dr. Nick to the practice!

Dr. J.P. Van Regenmorter, D.D.S. • Restorative Dentistry • Crown/Bridge • Implant Services

Dr. Nick Catallozzi, D.D.S. • Restorative Dentistry • Crown/Bridge • Dentures/Partials

Personalized Full Family Dentistry Including: Digital X-Ray Cosmetic/Aesthetics - Implant Services - Crown and Bridgework - Full/Partial Dentures - Root Canal Specialist Patient Financing Available No interest ever and all patients approved for 6-18 months

The latest technology and professional standards coupled with on-time personalized service.

1359 Main Road (Near Route 24), Tiverton, RI • 401-624-9177 Saturday and Evening Hours Available by Appointment

www.dutchmandental.com


Proud to Be Part of the East Bay - 2012  

The 2012 edition of the Proud to Be section. Featuring local businesses from the East Bay area of Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts.

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