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‘Tis the season to start tuning up your grille, digging out the big umbrella and deck furniture and researching your favorite summer BBQ recipes! We love the look and luxury feel of outdoor kitchens. With built-in counters and cabinetry, these setups make it easy-breezy to cook just about every meal outside during the spring and summer. Here are a few great outdoor kitchens that we’d love to have!

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We are SO excited about the recent opening of Newport’s own ice skating rink, Newport Skating Center! What a great winter activity that we’re so lucky to have in our hometown. Libby and her niece hit the ice this past weekend and had a blast. Every Wednesday, you can enjoy a FREE skating session courtesy of Cox Cable so take advantage and show us your best skating tricks!

If you haven’t noticed already, Spring Street has recently become more beautiful. Despite the empty sidewalks and leafless trees, there is a eye-catching shop called Picklee on Spring that has graced Newport with its presence. With an enchanting aqua store front and windows clad with punchy chevron Christmas stockings, Picklee on Spring is sure to stop you dead in your tracks and lure you inside.

On a quiet afternoon this week while driving back from a showing we were cruising down Spring when we suddenly slammed on the breaks and pulled over to investigate. Upon walking in the door we were welcomed with a warm greeting by the Lisa, one of the store owners. Lisa and her daughter Jordan recently opened this gem of a store this month and have been receiving rave reviews ever since.

Inspired by Jordan’s DIY design blog Picklee, this mother-daughter duo decided to bring the computer screen to life and create a tactile environment where consumers can see and touch their projects in person. Lisa informed us that this winter we can look forward to DIY workshops where customers will be invited to bring in pieces of furniture from home to restore. Carrying brands like Dwell Studio, Picklee’s shelves are lined with colorful, preppy prints that will bring new life to a tired room. They also have a great child section with toys and nursery decor. We look forward to watching Picklee on Spring blossom over time and we encourage you to stop by this weekend. There are great trinkets for holiday gifts but more so, copious amounts of inspiration which we all truly need this time of year.

Sandy whipped through Newport like a bat out of hell and now that she’s long gone, our sweet city is wilted in her wake.  While some lucky souls survived the storm unscathed, others were sadly affected quite drastically. As we cruised through the streets of Newport this morning, the streets were littered with broken branches and fallen trees.  Our minds traced back to one of our favorite childhood stories, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This charming tale is about a young boy and a tree.  The tree always provides the boy with what he wants: branches to swing on, shade to sit and apples to eat in.  As the boy grows older, he takes more and more of the tree. The tree loves the boy very much and gives him anything he asks for. In an ultimate act of self-sacrifice, the tree lets the boy cut it down so the boy can build a boat in which he can sail. The boy leaves the tree, now a stump. Many years later, the boy, now an old man, returns, and the tree sadly says: “I’m sorry, boy… but I have nothing left to give you.” But the boy replies: “I do not need much now, just a quiet place to sit and rest.” The tree then says, “Well, an old tree stump is a good place for sitting and resting. Come, boy, sit down and rest.”  The boy sits down and is once again for the final time, provided for by the tree.  During this calm after the storm, we’d like to pay tribute to the fallen trees in Newport.  We thank you for the shade, the protection, the vibrant fall foliage that we have enjoyed year after year. Thank you for the beauty you have added to the historic landscape, and for the sweet oxygen you have given us. You will be missed.

 

 

Our Newport Gulls are the champions of the New England Collegiate Baseball League!! This weekend,  The Gulls defeated the Danbury Westerners in the final game of the NECBL Championship Series to complete the series sweep and capture the Fay Vincent Sr. Cup for the first time since 2009 and the fifth time in franchise history.

Newport has won a league record of FIVE NECBL Championships (2001, 2002, 2005, 2009 and 2012). The Gulls finish this fantastic season with a 37-11 overall record including a 22-2 record at their home playing field, Cardines. We are so proud of our boys! Please join us in congratulating the players on a terrific season filled with hard work, tenacity and passion- the ingredients for success!