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June 29th, 2017
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On June 21, Residential Properties Ltd. completed the sale of 436 Blackstone Boulevard in Providence for $1,650,000 with Christina Ardente as the listing agent, representing RPL’s Barrington office and Jim DeRentis as the selling agent, representing RPL’s Providence office. According to current MLS data, this marks the ninth East Side single family sale of over $1,000,000 this year, with Residential Properties Ltd. proudly representing 11 of the possible 18 sides.

Known as the J. Richmond Fales House, the home  is located in the Blackstone neighborhood, a large residential area in the northeast corner of Providence’s East Side. The neighborhood is known for the quality of its architecture and its general suburban ambience. The residence was originally built in 1928 by architect Marshall B. Martin for J. Richmond Fales. Fales was a textile-manufacturing executive and was an involved alumnus of Brown University.

The property resides on an expansive 10,018 square foot lot on which a brick Tudor Revival house resides, boasting 2 ½ stories, large casement windows, a stone-framed Tudor-arch entrance, half-timber detailing and massive chimneys. All has been meticulously maintained and updated for modern living, while retaining much of the elegance of Martin’s original design. To view the full photos and property video, please go to 436blackstone.com.

The listing agent, Christina Ardente, is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ardente is one of the top producing agents for Residential Properties Ltd. with extensive experience in luxury real estate sales. She is a consistent recipient of The Greater Providence Board of Realtors’ annual Circle of Excellence Award.

To learn more about Ardente, please visit her bio page at ChristinaArdente.com.

The buyer’s agent, Jim DeRentis, joined Residential Properties Ltd. in 2009, and was named Rookie of the Year in 2010 by The Greater Providence Board of Realtors. He has continually earned the distinguished Platinum Plus Sales distinction for sales volume and has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Realtors” by Real Trends.

To learn more about DeRentis, please visit his bio page at ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.

June 28th, 2017
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Rhode Islanders seem to have a special place in their hearts for doughnuts, right next to pizza strips and Del’s Frozen Lemonade. In fact, it has been proven that Providence has the most doughnut shops per capita in the nation: 25.3 shops per 100,000 people. Of course, every Rhode Islander has their own favorite doughnut shop and doughnut. Listed below are five popular choices for satisfying a sweet tooth in the Ocean State.

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The legacy of Allie’s Donuts began on June 1, 1968 when Frederick “Allie” Briggs opened up shop. Since then, it has remained family-owned, and is currently operated by Allie’s daughter Anne and her husband. The shop is known for its heavily sprinkled doughnuts and creative doughnut cakes; Thrillist has even named the bakery second-best in “The 33 Best Donut Shops in America.”
3661 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown

4 Corners Coffee is no misnomer, as it boasts square-shaped doughnuts with flavors including: cotton candy, Nutella, double chocolate, espresso, and maple bacon with maple flavored frosting and pieces of bacon. Its popularity is such that the shop is often sold out before lunch. According to the Warwick Post, “[w]ithin the first 11 days, the business sold 11,000 doughnuts.”
63 Airport Road, Warwick

Located in Downtown Providence, Knead Doughnuts offers a selection of old fashioned, cake, brioche, and filled doughnuts. Notable flavors include: matcha, chocolate and sea salt, samoa, cinnamon roll, and brown butter pecan. In addition to being known for using only high-quality ingredients and creative flavors, this doughnut shop takes online orders and offers pick-up or delivery.
32 Custom House Street, Providence

PVDonuts‘ name pays homage to Providence (PVD). The shop is known for its signature brioche style doughnuts and a monthly, rotating menu with seasonal offerings. One example of their seasonal offerings includes a brioche “Friendsgiving” doughnut, which came topped with topped with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and a cranberry glaze, and was featured in Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, and Thrillist. According to its website, due to its popularity this shop has tripled its staff and turns out 2,000 doughnuts a day.
79 Ives St, Providence

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, Ma’s Donuts and More makes more than 42 kinds of donuts, 15 pastries, 9 bagels, 10 muffins, malassadas, sweetbread, sandwiches, soups, and seasonal options and weekly specials daily. Founded in May of 1993, Ma’s Donuts is owned by Valdemar and Palmira Leite. A particular specialty is the croissant-doughnut hybrid that comes in Boston cream, honey dipped, cookies and cream, raspberry cream cheese and sugar.
78 West Main Road, Middletown

With the sheer number of doughnut shops in Rhode Island, we’re bound to have left out a few deserving destinations. If we failed to mention your favorite doughnut spot, please mention it the comment section below.

June 26th, 2017
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Bristol may host America’s oldest 4th of July celebration, but there are plenty of opportunities this weekend to celebrate Independence Day! Watch post-game fireworks at McCoy stadium, or attend a parade in Chepachet. Check out our list of activities to see which patriotic event(s) you will be attending this year!

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Saturday, July 1

Event: North Kingstown Fireworks
Location: North Kingstown Town Beach
Time: 9:00 – 10:00pm fireworks

Event: Patriotic Post-Game Fireworks
Location: McCoy Stadium
Time: 6:05pm game/9:30pm fireworks

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Sunday, July 2

Event: Patriotic Post-Game Fireworks
Location: McCoy Stadium
Time: 6:05pm game/9:30pm fireworks

Event: Block Island Fireworks
Location: Crescent Beach/Town Beach Pavilion, 7 Corn Neck Rd
Time: 7:30pm music/9:00pm fireworks

Event: Jamestown Fireworks
Location: East Ferry Beach
Time: 7:30pm music/9:00pm fireworks

Event: 91st Annual Ancients & Horribles Parade
Location: Main Street, Chepachet
Time: 4:00pm

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Monday, July 3

Event: Patriotic Post-Game Fireworks
Location: McCoy Stadium
Time: 6:05pm game/9:30pm fireworks

Event: East Providence Fireworks
Location: Pierce Memorial Stadium
Time: 6:00pm food, concessions, and free concert featuring Kicking Hole & Crushed Velvet/9:00pm fireworks

Event: Cumberland Fireworks
Location: Tucker Field
Time: 5:00 – 9:00pm food truck rally/6:30pm Kings Row entertainment/ 9:00pm fireworks

Event: North Providence Fireworks
Location: Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm entertainment and food court/9:00 pm fireworks

Event: Scituate Fireworks
Location: Hope Jackson Fire Station
Time: 9:00 PM

Event: Warwick Fireworks
Location: Oakland Beach Seawall
Time: 9:00pm

Event: Bristol Fireworks
Location: Bristol Harbor
Time: 9:00pm

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Tuesday, July 4

Event: Block Island Annual July 4th Parade
Location: Legion Park – Water Street
Time: 11am – 1pm

Event: Block Island Annual Steak Fry
Location: Fire Barn
Time: 12:30 – 3:30pm

Event: 232nd Patriotic Exercises
Location: Colt Memorial School
Time: 8:30am

Event: Bristol’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Location: the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) – High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street
Time: 10:30am

Event: 4th of July Independence Day Beach Party
Location: Narragansett Town Beach
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm entertainment by Brass Force/fireworks at dusk

Event: Misquamicut Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Location: Misquamicut State Beach
Time: 9:00pm

Event: Newport 4th of July Fireworks Display
Location: Newport Harbor
Time: 9:15pm

Event: Rose Island Annual 4th of July Barbecue
Location: Rose Island, Newport RI
Time: 5:30 – 10:30pm
Tickets: $80 for Lighthouse members, $90 for non-members which includes transportation to the island, $35 for children ages 6 – 12, children 5 and under are free