For a feature published last summer, I toured Prudence Island with nothing more than wide eyes and a few granola bars in my bag. After a slow, thirty-minute ferry ride from Bristol to Prudence..
Although Rhode Island is only 37 miles wide by 48 miles long, it boasts a shoreline of 384 miles, warranting the nickname of the Ocean State. The summer months bring in tourists looking to experience the beautiful beaches and oceanfront communities that the coast has to offer.
When buying a home, it is important to know what you are looking for and what you are able to finance. Making a list is a simple way to lay out the necessities while searching for a property and determining what you can’t live without versus what you desire. This can be done by making a multi-columned list that outlines desires, needs and obstacles. If you are purchasing a home with someone else, it can be beneficial to each make your own list to avoid confrontation, and then share them to make compromises.
A Fourth of July barbecue may be part of your family’s traditions, but it’s steeped in our country’s history, as well. As far back as 1672 George Washington recorded attending a “barbicue” in Alexandria, Virginia. Early Independence Day celebrations were public gatherings where barbecues played an important role in bringing people together for good times and good food. And, as our young country spread westward, settlers brought the tradition of the barbecue with them along the trail.