Now in its 10th year of existence, the RPL Photo Contest has always served as the perfect vehicle for capturing the essence of our beautiful state as we enjoy the annual procession of the seasons. The 2017 RPL Winter Photo Contest continued this legacy, as our agents entered a terrific collection of submissions showcasing familiar local destinations covered by a blanket of freshly fallen snow.
As always, I’d like to thank everyone who made this season’s contest such a success, including everyone who entered a submission, each of our six finalists, and most of all, our friends on Facebook who took the time to submit their vote and share the contest with family and friends. With your help, this year’s winter contest was viewed by over 5,000 people, receiving 42 shares and a total of 364 votes.
While all of our finalists deserve praise, two particular photos separated themselves from the pack, each receiving over 115 votes. These two entries kept pace with each other throughout a busy weekend of public voting, but when the dust finally settled and all the votes were tallied, only one would emerge as the winner.
We’re proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Winter Photo Contest is India Point Sunset by Cumberland Sales Associate Kimberly Horvath. Kimberly’s photo captured snow covered trees and wintery docks set before a radiating pink and orange sunset reflecting off the waters of the Providence Harbor. Congratulations to Kimberly who will receive a free property video and website as her contest prize.
View the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: India Point Sunset – Kimberly Horvath (138 Votes)
Second Place: Salt Pond Dock – Narragansett (115 Votes)
Third Place: Tiverton Boat House – Rich Epstein (40 Votes)
Fourth Place: Snowy Greenwich Cove – Michelle Snoeren (31 Votes)
Fifth Place: Winter Wonderland at Goddard Park – Therese Vezeridis (24 Votes)
Sixth Place: Frozen Rhode Island Yacht Club – Katie Flynn (16 Votes)
With the Pats headed to a league record ninth Super Bowl, Rhode Island and Southeastern MA have plenty of great locations to view the game, complete with big screen televisions, food, beer, and plenty of fun. Here’s our list of the Top 9 local places to enjoy the big game.
Super Bowl Party – Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon, Warwick @ 11am-5pm
Nothing like a good ol’ basket of wings to make your Super Bowl viewing complete. Enjoy a buffet and then check out the big game on their projector!
Super Bowl Party – Venus de Milo, Swansea @ 4pm-12am
With three giant screens and all the classic snacks this party is fun for everyone! It’s all you can eat until Halftime with a cash bar. Tickets are just $19.50.
The Super Ball Pig Roast Party – Ogie’s Trailer Park, Providence @ 12pm
It’s an all day celebration! Start off with the Puppy Bowl and end with the “real” Super Bowl. There will be drink specials, a pig roast buffet, and lots of special snacks all day long.
Ciro’s Tailgate – Chiro’s Tavern, Woonsocket @ 4pm-1am
Watch the game inside the Tavern or bundle up by the fire on the patio and catch the game on an outdoor TV.
Super Bowl Buffet – TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill, South Kingstown @ 5pm
The pre-game celebrations start at 5pm with an all you can eat buffet including wings, pizza, mac & cheese, sliders, and more! There’s also quarterly gift card giveaways and deals on beer buckets.
Super Bowling Sunday – Old Mountain Lanes, Wakefield @ 5-10pm
Rent a lane for two hours with unlimited games, five pairs of shoes, a cheese pizza, and a pitcher of soda for $49.99! Reservations are suggested.
Super Bowl PVD – The MET, Pawtucket @ 6-11pm
Head on over to The Met for a night of food, drinks, video games, and football. The game will be on the projector and there will be plenty of seats. The event is hosted by Fine Malt Vintage, Collectors Edition, and APB Vapes. Get your tickets here.
Free wings & Super Bowl LI – Hot Club, Providence @ 6pm
The volume will be up on all the TV’s at this waterfront bar! There will also be free wings during the game and Miller Light Bucket specials. At the end of the game, they’ll be raffling off prizes and matching the proceeds of raffle ticket sales to donate to Mathewson Street Friendship Breakfast. What more could you want at a Super Bowl Party?
Super Bowl LI – Dublin Rose, Seekonk @ 6:30pm
What’s better than free wings at Halftime? There’s only a few more days to call in a reservation for Dublin Rose’s Super Bowl party! Give them a call at 508-336-9222.
If you’re looking for great Valentine’s Day plans, you don’t have to look very far. Travel + Leisure magazine recently released a list of the 20 most romantic cities in the country with our Creative Capital landing at number 12. With a capital city rich with history, culture, entertainment, fine dining, and the arts – there is plenty to do in Providence and throughout the state to celebrate Valentine’s Day. There are also a few family-friendly activities as well for those of you with kids to entertain.
Free Family Fun Day – Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol – Saturday, February 4 @ 9am-5pm
Learn more about our feathered friends and do some fun crafts too! Families can make a bird-seed valentine, create an eco-friendly bird feeder, and get up-close and personal with an owl. No registration required – just show up! More info here.
Dinner for Two (or more!) – Simone’s Restaurant, Warren – Monday, February 6 @ 6:30pm
Spend an evening with celebrated New England chef Joe Simone where he’ll teach you to cook for your Valentine. Participants will learn to make crackers with grated beets and goat cheese, crabmeat and avocado salad with horseradish and crème fraîche, sustainably raised veal stew with hot buttered spaetzle, and baked-to-order chocolate pudding. The event is $60 and includes demonstration, recipes, tastes, and wine.
The Caribbean Soul Duo in concert – Weaver Library, East Providence – Monday, February 6 @ 7-8pm
We all could use a little escape from the winter weather. This free event is perfect for your Valentine – even if it’s a few days early! The Caribbean Soul Duo will play R&B, jazz, soul, reggae, pop, and soca.
Heart Smart – Providence Children’s Museum, Providence – Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 @ 11am-2pm
The Providence Children’s Museum wants you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some heart healthy fun. Kids test their heart rates, learn all about the heart, and more! This event is recommended for kids ages five and up. Admission is $9 and free for babies under 12 months and Museum Members.
5th Annual Frostbite Bash – Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol – Saturday, February 11 @ 6:30-11pm
Dance the night away to live music in the historic Hall of Boats at the Frostbite Bash! The party includes full open bars, food tastings, a silent auction, and photo booth. Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased on the event website.
Aurea Presents: Liebeslied/Love Song – St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Providence, Saturday, February 11 @ 7-9:30pm
Spend a romantic, intimate evening at this “rare gem” from Aurea, only once performed in 2011. This performance draws from songs, chamber music, and letters from Clara & Robert Schumann. General admission tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
Dinner with the Queen of Hearts – REVEL factory, Pawtucket – Saturday, February 11 @ 8-10:30pm
Want to do something different to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Treat your Valentine like royalty! This seated immersive theater experience by TEN31 Productions is an elegant three course dinner with delicious food and wine pairings by Russell Morin Catering & Events. Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased on the event website.
Valentine’s Day 7-Course Dinner – The Duck and Bunny, Providence – Tuesday, February 14 @ 6/6:30 & 8/8:30 & 10pm
Enjoy seven delicious courses including appetizers, artisanal cheese plates, and desserts. Reservations are required for dinner and are $125 per couple. Dessert starts at 10:30pm and does not require a reservation. For more information, including the sample menu, visit the Duck and Bunny website.
Virginia is for Lovers Wine Dinner – The Coast Guard House Restaurant, Narragansett – Friday, February 17
Enjoy a five course menu paired with wine from Barboursville Winery in Virginia. The dinner is $59 per person and reservations are required.
21st Annual Wineter Fest – Newport Vineyards, Middletown – Saturday, February 18 & Sunday, February 19 @ 12-5pm
Spend your weekend grape stomping, wine tasting, and enjoying live music at Newport Vineyards. Participants will experience live ice sculpting and Grape Stomp Competitions! For more information and to purchase tickets click here.