December 28th, 2017



2017 is coming to a close and many of us want to get rid of it in style. Cheer into the New Year surrounded by live music, food, and laughs by attending one of these fabulous events around Rhode Island.


NYE One Providence

This is the first ever Outdoor Ball Drop in Providence. The festivities include food and activities as well as a Fireworks Finale. The outdoor events, including the laser-light show, are all free while the indoor services require ticket purchases. Everything goes down at 1 Finance Way at Waterplace Park beginning at 7pm. The outdoor events are free, but VIP and indoor tickets are available for $75 and $150.


Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster’s has two separate events going on at the same location. A Family New Year’s goes from 5-8pm and includes a video ball drop while featuring multiple packages ranging from $30-$45. The Adult New Year’s event runs from 9pm-12:30am with packages ranging from $50-$75.


Providence G is hosting 3 events New Years Night:

ProvG Midnight Masquerade

Food, cocktails, and even a red carpet create a stunning atmosphere at ProvG. So put on your best mask and enjoy this New Year’s party starting at 8pm. Tickets are $85-$100. 21+


NYE Southern Style Dinner & Game Night in GPub

Partake in a BBQ buffet at GPub with a pig roast, chicken and waffles, and plenty more. Finish the night by enjoying yourself at a DJ after party. Tickets and group packages range from $30-$520. 21+


Star Light, Star Bright NYE Celebration

This party under the stars will be held at The Rooftop. DJ, food, and champagne are provided. The party starts at 8pm and goes until 2am. $75 per person. 21+


All Black NYE Ball at Fete

Experience R&B star Tank along with an All-Star DJ lineup. Doors open at 8pm, while the ball drop and after party start at Midnight. Tickets go from $45-$105.

Don Miguelo at The Strand

Enjoy Reggaeton sound with Dominican singer Don Miguelo at The Strand in Providence. Tickets are $40 and the show starts at 10 pm.


Lang’s Bowlarama

Enjoy bowling, live music, and a dinner buffet at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston. Family packages and Lane Rentals are available with amenities included.


The Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza in Warwick will be holding a New Year’s Event with packages at $150 and $290. A cash bar will be present and packages can include overnight stays for two at the hotel.


NYE Bonfire at Ninigret Park

Ninigret Park in Charlestown is holding a bonfire from 4:30-7pm near the Criterion Bike Track. Free Admission for all.


Brick Alley Pub

Enjoy Brick Alley Pub’s Annual Wine Dinner with appetizers and multiple courses. Located right on Thames Street in Newport, the event will be held from 7pm-1am and is $89 per person.


Eli’s Kitchen

This is the only night Eli’s in Warren takes reservations and it’s well worth it, with the restaurant offering a four course menu that includes gluten-free and vegan options. The meal is $60 per person and several time slots are available for reservations.


Mardi Gras at Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott

The Skiff Bar is holding a New Year’s Masquerade at the Newport Marriott with a Cajun inspired menu. Tickets are $20 a person or $30 for couples, and that price includes a raffle ticket to win one of their great prizes. 21+


The Bit Players

Enjoy award-winning improv in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. Three hour-long shows begin at 7pm, 9pm, and 11pm. Each show is BYOB and will be performed at the Firehouse Theater in Newport. $20 per person per show.


Polar Bear Plunge

New Year’s Day. The run for the water will be at Noon, but festivities start at 9am on Easton Beach. Admission is free but donations are welcome.


Skyworks on Australia Day in Perth City


Of course, there is always relaxing at your home and watching TV with family and friends. Either way we hope you have a happy and safe New Year. Please comment and let us know if there are any events we missed or if you simply want to wish a Happy New Year.  Thank you.

December 4th, 2017


Every year the Residential Properties Ltd. Relocation Department hosts an award show for the year-end company meeting. The event offers a perfect occasion for the agents to mingle, while also providing the company with the opportunity to honor and acknowledge their efforts and accomplishments throughout the year.


Here are the 2017 honorees:


Best New Relo Agent Award:

Jim Nispel, Cumberland


Best Rental Agent Award (Best at finding rentals for clients):

Ted Bourque, Cumberland

Mary O’Brien, Providence

Bibi Arditte, Barrington

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich


E Lead Excellence Award (Excel in providing service to leads that come in through our website for non-RPL listings):

Ted Bourque, Cumberland

Ramiro Encizo, Providence

Patrick Murray, Narragansett

Sandy Conway, East Greenwich

Claudia Maiorana, Barrington


Third Party Excellence Award (Agents who put client first despite extenuating circumstances):

Nancy Weaver, Barrington

Elizabeth Kirk, Barrington

Lisa Schryver, Barrington

Rebecca Mayer, Providence

Gerri Schiffman, Providence


Military on the Move Award (Agents who have helped relocate the most military members this year):

Mike Plante, Cumberland

Ali L’Heureux, Cumberland

Kerri Payne, Barrington

Mary O’Brien, Providence

Patrick Murray, Narragansett

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington


Corporate Leads Award (Agents who have helped the Relocation Department acquire Corporate accounts):

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich, Astro Nova

Kerri Payne, Barrington, University Orthopedics

Jim DeRentis, Providence, RI Quality Control


Corporate Development Award (Recently assisted with a diversity project for Brown University and Lifespan):

David Cooper, East Greenwich

David Abbott, Providence

Ralph Curti, Providence  

Ramiro Encizo, Providence


To the Rescue Award (Agent that came through with last minute requests):

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich


Most Difficult Transaction Award:

Barbara Dacey, Providence

Kira Greene, Providence


The Best Find Award (Agents who transferred to Residential Properties this year):

Sara Heathcote, Cumberland, Century 21

Lauren Schaller, Barrington, Mott and Chace

Elizabeth Cooper, Barrington, Mott and Chace


The “Yes” Award (Reliable agents who do not say no):

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington

Ted Bourque, Cumberland

Marisa Ferris, Narragansett

Sasha Mellor, East Greenwich

Barbara Rhine, Providence


BPO to List Award (Consistently acquired corporate listings over competition):

Barbara Dacey, Providence

Rob Williamson, Cumberland

Janice Geddes, Cumberland

Debbie Mann, East Greenwich


Guaranteed to Go Together Award (Consistently close deals):

Ryan Antrop, Cumberland

Michelle Snoeren, East Greenwich

Mary Ann Lisi, Narragansett

Ted Friedman, Barrington

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence


Above and Beyond Award (Agents who went the extra mile):

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington

Sasha Mellor, East Greenwich

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich

Debby Smith, Cumberland

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence


Listing Excellence Award (Think outside the box to stage and creatively sell properties):

Denise D’Amico, East Greenwich

John Bessette, Cumberland


Relo Academy Graduates (Successfully completed the RELO Academy Program):

JANUARY: Bev Chittim, Barrington; Anna Clancy, Barrington; Ramiro Encizo, Providence; Beth Farrell, Narragansett; Ben Fontaine, Narragansett; Ted Friedman, Barrington; Betsy Friedman, Barrington; Gina Henao, East Greenwich; Claudia Maiorana, Barrington; Chris Murphy, Cumberland; Jim Nispel, Cumberland; Victor Pereira, Providence; Barbara Rhine, Providence; Kimberly Swanson, East Greenwich  

OCTOBER: Annalise Cohen, Providence; Bethany Johnsen, Providence; David Cooper, East Greenwich;  Derek Hitchener, East Greenwich; Elizabeth Cooper, Barrington; Lauren Schaller, Barrington; Lindsay Mitchell, Barrington; Lisa Duffy, Barrington; Maria Lambrou, Cumberland; Michele Caprio, East Greenwich; Paula Work, Narragansett; Sara Heathcote, Cumberland; Susan Flynn, East Greenwich


MarTech Award (Best utilization of RPL’s Marketing and Technology services):

BRONZE: Lisa Schryver, Barrington

SILVER: Kevin Fox, Providence

GOLD: Jim DeRentis, Providence


Best Leading RE Agent Award (Outstanding service in helping network member customers relocate to RI):

Debby Smith, Cumberland

Carolyn Drumm, East Greenwich

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence

Bev Chittim, Barrington


#1 Office Outgoing Referrals Award (Office that sent out the most outgoing referrals):

East Greenwich Office


Most Outgoing Referrals Sent Award:

Gerri Schiffman, Providence


Team Excellence Award (Real Estate teams that showcase excellence in teamwork):

Friedman Real Estate Group, Barrington

Antrop and Williamson Team, Cumberland

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence

DeMascole, Rossi, and Mann Associates, East Greenwich


Best Relocation Manager Award (Manager that exemplified RELO Excellence):

Michele Caprio, East Greenwich


Corporate Service Award (Do not lose customers by representing the RPL brand in an excellent manner):

Pat Murphy, Cumberland

Ryan Antrop, Cumberland

Laurie Fletcher, Barrington


Service Excellence Award (Outstanding personal service):

Debbie Mann, East Greenwich

Ryan Antrop, Cumberland

Chris Ardente, Barrington

Paula Morrison, Providence

Kira Greene, Providence


Woman of the Year Award:

Barbara Dacey, Providence


Man of the Year Award:

Ted Bourque, Cumberland


The Diamond Award (Demonstrated the Highest Degree of Service):

Kerri Payne, Barrington


Residential Properties also honors agents who have provided over 15 years of service to the company. Here are the agents who were recognized for their outstanding dedication, loyalty, and commitment to Residential Properties Ltd.:

RPL Longevity Award:

15 YEARS: Fredda Korber, Barrington; Sherry Snow, Barrington

20 YEARS: Celia Almonte, Providence;  Anna Clancy, Barrington; Sandy Conca, Providence; Elizabeth Messier, Relocation Department; Wanda Vanier, Barrington

25 YEARS: Ralph Curti, Providence; Barbara Stamp, Barrington

30 YEARS: Ellen Kasle, Providence


At this year’s award show our President, CEO, and Co-Founder Sally Lapides was honored with a special presentation and leadership award for all she has done and continues to do on a daily basis.  

Thank you to all of our agents who put forth such fantastic effort to help make Residential Properties Ltd. the most successfully brokerage in the state.  

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.


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.