Following several days of voting, I am pleased to announce the final results of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest. Before doing so, I would like to thank everyone who made the contest possible, including all of our agents who entered submissions, our wonderful group of finalists, and everyone who took the time to submit their vote and help us with the difficult task of deciding a winner. This year marked the 10th anniversary of our fall contest. We never could’ve have reached this milestone without the help and participation of each of you.
After receiving a large collection of submissions featuring prominent locations throughout Rhode Island, we managed to narrow the contest down to a group of six finalists. Although the finalists each had their own notable qualities, one particular photo separated itself from the rest of the pack, receiving over twice as many votes as any other. I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest is “Moffett Mill (circa 1812)” taken by RPL Sales Associate Paula Work. As a recent addition to our Narragansett Office, this was Paula’s first time ever competing in an RPL Photo Contest. She entered several submissions, but her winning photo was quintessential New England, combining the rich history of the region with the essence of the season. As our contest champion, Paula will receive a free website and video package. Congratulations Paula!
See the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: Moffett Mill (circa 1812) – Paula Work (93 Votes)
Second Place: Bowdish Lake – Sara Heathcote (51 Votes)
Third Place: Roger Williams Park – Rich Epstein (44 Votes)
Fourth Place: Fall Sunset – Ramiro Encizo (18 Votes)
Fifth Place: Tree Swing – Kim Horvath (17 Votes)
Sixth Place: Slater Mill – Claudia Maiorana (16 Votes)
Our Cumberland office recently met with the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, Gary Rebelo, for a tour of the facility and to learn more about all the wonderful programs they offer. The BGCCL has a variety of programs in athletics, aquatics, fitness, after-school activities, school vacation camps, and senior programs year-round.
“We were very impressed.” says Holly Applegate, manager of the Cumberland office. Joining Applegate on the tour were Cumberland Sales Associates Cheryl Davis, Janice Geddes, Debby Smith, Patricia Murphy, Maryann Murphy, Seth Leavitt, Michael Girard, and Robert Williamson. Applegate was impressed with the extent of programs offered and expressed that, “We’d like to thank Mr. Rebelo for taking the time to show us around.”
Originally founded in 1956, the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln promotes community involvement by providing a wealth of both education and recreation activities for those of all ages. During the school year, the club is open weekdays from 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 12pm-3pm. During the summer months, camp activities run from 7am-5:45pm.
For more information on the programs the BGCCL, watch the video below or visit their website.
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and there are plenty of events being planned throughout the Ocean State. We’ve made a list of celebrations for different interests and age groups to help you narrow down your choices.
The Providence Children’s Museum is hosting a Happy New Year! event where families can create noisemakers and join a ball drop at noon and 2pm. For more information visit the event page on artsnowri.com.
The Providence Rink at the Alex and Ani City Center is hosting an Ice Skating NYE + NYD event offering special hours for the holiday. The rink is open New Year’s Eve from 10AM-1AM and New Year’s Day from 10AM-10PM. For more information, visit the event page on artsnowri.com.
For the Outdoorsy Type
Each year there is a New Year’s Eve bonfire in Ninigret Park in Charlestown. This event is great for the whole family and runs from 4:30-7:30PM. For more information, visit the event website.
The Crowne Plaza in Warwick is hosting a Celebrate 2015 party on New Year’s Eve. The party features dinner and drink choices as well as live music from Steve Smith and the Nakeds—a Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues band. For more information, visit the event page on the hotel’s website.
Brix Restaurant in Newport is throwing a New Year’s Eve Celebration with a 4-course menu that family and friends can enjoy. 9:00PM seating includes a champagne toast at midnight, live music from Chicago Robbery—acoustic pub rock cover band from Northern Rhode Island—and a ball drop. For more information visit the event website.
Twin River in Lincoln is hosting a NYE Dinner & Dance Party with World Premier at their Event Center. The event features dinner and dancing with music from the World Premier Band. For more information, visit the ticketmaster event website.