Category: Southeastern Massachusetts
Comic book characters have become ingrained in our culture. The top grossing movies are regularly comic book movies, in fact just this past weekend Infinity War set the record for the largest domestic opening weekend for a film. Comic book characters adorn shirts, socks, and are even tattooed on our skin. Since Action Comics #1 was published in 1938 comic books and their fanbase have continued to grow into the behemoths they are. While in past decades comic books have been perceived as a small hobby for a select few in the population the recent surge has thrust them into the mainstream.
Every year on the first Saturday in May publishers and local shops put on Free Comic Book Day where you can grab select comics for free. Local shops put on promotions and special events like special sales and costume contests. This event is for people of all ages. The selection of free comics is available on the website and cover every genre and style. In addition to free comics, you can get yourself some free swag and many stores hire local cosplayers to take pictures with and create a festive environment. The free comics are usually entirely new properties or popular series that are starting a new storyline.
When you’re snagging your free comics feel free to join in the festivities and look around and make some purchases. This day is perfect for introducing yourself to your local comic book shop and reading up on the literature that is the basis for all of the DC and Marvel movies. Don’t limit yourself to just the movie storylines, while those are a great place to begin there are plenty of fantastic characters who are not in the blockbuster movies from both DC and Marvel. There are also different publishers like Dark Horse, Image, and First Second Publishing that have great quality. If you don’t want superheroes and are more interested in history, realism, or fantasy those are also available too. Help support local business and start or extend your collection this Saturday at one of these great locations:
PROVIDENCE PLACE MALL
74 PROVIDENCE PLACE
PROVIDENCE, RI, 02903
1500 BALD HILL RD
WARWICK, RI, 02886
THE TIME CAPSULE
1732 FALL RIVER AVE
SEEKONK, MA, 02771
THE TIME CAPSULE
537 PONTIAC AVENUE
CRANSTON, RI, 02910
RUBBER CHICKEN COMICS
15 NORTH MAIN STREET
BELLINGHAM, MA, 02019
THE TOY VAULT INC.
400 BALD HILL ROAD
WARWICK, RI, 02886
For a complete list of the Free Comics that will be available and to check which stores are participating in Free Comic Book Day near you check out FreeComicBookDay.com
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Photos Courtesy of Tim Rice Photo and taken at Rubber Chicken Comics
Many of us have family and friends coming into our homes over the next month or so. We all love making an impression and want to make sure our homes are lovely and comfortable for all of our guests. Here is a helpful list of tips for preparing your home for the holidays.
Be Prepared for the Snow First and Foremost
Hopefully, you are going to do this anyways, but just make sure you have everything shoveled for your guests. Include current walkways and create new walkways to where additional cars may park. Keep a snow shovel and a bag of rock salt by the door just in case you have to shovel yourself out.
Make Room for Incoming Items
Take out all the things you no longer need or have not used in a while. You are most likely about to receive gifts, so now is a good time to make room. Rent out a dumpster, donate to shelters and others in need, whatever you have to do in order to make the necessary space. After you have cleaned out all these things, your rooms should be able to hold more presents, guests’ luggage, and should also be easier to clean.
De-Clutter to Create Useful Space
More people means more food, bags, and storage space needed. So clear off countertops and make extra room. You can even use this additional space to create a special coffee serving area for breakfast and after meals, complete with cups and fixings. You may also want to add extra seating around tables and kitchen islands. If you have overnight guests coming, make sure to clean out some drawers and closet space for them to put their things, instead of making them live out of their luggage. You can also clear a space or hang up more hooks to account for all the additional coats and jackets.
Prepare your car
For your cars, you want to make sure they all have scrapers in them. You also want to have a pair of jumper cables and a roadside kit just in case. If you have a lighter car, it is also handy to put a bag of rock salt or cat litter in the back to give it some weight and help provide better traction for your tires if you get stuck.
Prepare the Bathroom
Check the toilet and make sure it’s in working order because it is about to get a little workout. If you want to spruce up the bathroom, cleaning between the tiles can give a nice boost. Usually we like to hide all of the bathroom supplies, but our guests may not know where everything is. You can either leave them out in an organized fashion or place them in festive baskets so no one has to rummage through the cabinets. You can even provide some extra toothbrushes in case someone forgot theirs or unexpectedly ends up spending the night because of winter weather. You will also want to have extra hand and bath towels on hand.
You may have people who are older and/or younger than are usually in your house, so now is a good time to childproof the house and watch for hazards like loose floorboards and anything that juts out. Some quick safety tips are to remove things from precarious positions, cover outlets, check handrails, and watch for rugs that slip. Nightlights are also useful. You may be able sprint through your house blindfolded balancing an egg, but for people unfamiliar with your home’s layout, it can be much more difficult.
Please let us know if any of these tips helped you or your guests. If so, please like this post and share it with your friends and family for this or the next holiday. If you have any tips of your own please comment below and help make this list even better.
Happy Holidays From All of Us at Residential Properties
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.