Wednesday, September 14, 2011
These five simple ways will help take good care of our Earth. Meanwhile, you will also be helping some local business and giving our land some much needed love.
Solar Energy: Ronald Bennett, fellow Seekonk resident and business man is very passionate in his efforts in renewable energy. Learn more at GotSun-GoSolar.com. Support our local farmers: Between Seekonk and Rehoboth, there are many farm stands selling scrumptious local fruits/vegetables, eggs, and honey. Helps their business and uses less energy in getting those foods from the earth to our dinner table. Go paperless: More companies have the option of using their website to view and pay bills. Reduce plastic: If you haven’t already, invest in the reusable shopping bags. Some stores refund you 5 cents per bag. So you are helping your environment and saving a little money! For the plastic bottles that you get a refund on, be sure to get your…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Our picks for some family-friendly dining experiences.
Tai Pan Restaurant, 1642 Fall River Ave., Seekonk: As someone in constant search of some local Chinese food, I am definitely going to try this place out soon! There are not many Chinese restaurants in Seekonk that offer both take out and dine in. El Azteca, 335 Newport Avenue, East Providence: Kim Sluter, a fellow Seekonk mom, found this Mexican place very kid friendly. “Our three-year-old gets a quesadilla and chips & guacamole," she said. "The staff is ultra-friendly, and the service is quick. My husband and I enjoy their margaritas too.” L’Osteria Ristorante, Salem St., North End. Boston: “Anything on their menu is so good. It's the best,” says Darline Almeida (another fellow mom about town) about L’Osteria. Afterwards walk over to …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Here's our take on the best places to get a hearty burger.
Bar Louie: Louie has 12 different speciality burgers for you to try. There is sure to be one on that list especially for you. Red Robin: Robin is the perfect place to get that burger with the kids. It's kid-friendly, has a tower of onion rings to go with the burger and the Red Robin mascot hands out balloons. Two Jerks Pub and Grill: This pub makes their own hand-pressed burgers. Enough said. Mudville Pub - Way over the line in Newport, you'll find a great little place with a great burger. It's worth the drive! Johnny Rockets - In the Providence Place Mall, is were you'll find 13 different burgers. Rockets at Providence Place is one of six locations in Rhode Island.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Fun, creative and ususual classes for adults.
Children's Book Illustrator- For four weeks beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, the Attleboro Arts Museum will host intermediate and advanced levels classes. Students will develop full color sketches and will use various illustration styles to explore techniques and mediums. Cost: $95 member, $110 non-member; $15 materials. Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary: There's plenty to do at Oak Knoll this summer, but on Wednesday, Aug. 10 you can search for frogs and fireflies on a night adventure beginning at 7 pm. The adventure is suitable for families with kids ages 0-16. Fee: Adults $6 member/ $8 non-member, Children $4 member/ $6 non-member. Ceramics- For six weeks at the Attleboro Art Museum starting Thurs. Oct. 6, 6-9 pm (All levels welcome) Hand build …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Spring is here, time to pack up the picnic basket and get out and enjoy the sun.
1. S. A. Veterans Memorial Playground (Lee’s Pond) - Pack the kid's fishing poles, this picnic spot has a pond which is perfect for learning to fish. Lee’s Pond features a great playground, with benches and bike ramps. 2. Capron Park - Capron has a few picnic tables in the playground area of the park. Picnickers should bring a blanket and take advantage of the plush grass area in the center of the park for full sun. If you are a private diner, you are sure to find a perfect spot on this 33-acre parcel. 3. Hayward Field - Hayward has a playground, and plenty of picnic spots. Lots of tree surround this park, so if a shaded spot is what your looking for Hayward Field has got you covered. 4. Poncin Hewitt Complex - Is one of the newest …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Don't forget mom's day is May 8.
Chocolates: Us moms love our chocolate some of the best choices I’ve found are Godiva located in Patriot Place & Lindt, which are sold in the Wrentham Village Outlets. Relaxation: There is never enough time for a mom to relax, so why not pick up a gift certificate and/or make an appointment at Divinity Day Spa or Nadine’s Village Day Spa . Mom can get a massage or her nails and toes done. Jewelry: Attleboro Jewelers is a perfect place to go in town for your jewelry selection. Gold or Silver earrings are always a good choice. Or a simple bracelet with a special charm. Day Off: Give Mom a break, anything you can do to lighten Mom’s load would be greatly appreciated. Why not drop the laundry off at Laundry World they will wash, dry and fold …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Make your Easter meal easy on everyone and reserve a table at one of the five suggestions below.
Lafayette House is featuring a Brunch until 2 p.m.With a "Make Your Own, Omelet" station, you decide what goes in your eggs. A carving station featuring prime rib, lamb and ham. Davio’s in Patriot Place has a full dinner menu available noon to 8 p.m., with some special seasonal additions. Chateau Restaurant of Norton has dinner reservations available for you between 12-6 p.m. On the menu for starters is a baked honey ham in a raisin sauce. Morin’s Hometown Bar & Grill has an Easter buffet on the Morin’s side 8:30 a.m.-11:30a.m. with all the breakfast staples. On the Williams side 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. seatings are still available for a brunch buffet, which includes a carving station featuring prime rib and a sugar glazed ham. …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Here are some recipes for Passover, which begins April 19.
Wondering what you will cook up for Passover Dinner? Don't fret, here are recipes Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup vegetable oil 3 cups matzah meal 2 tablespoons white sugar (more if you would like the rolls to be sweeter) 1 teaspoon salt 8 eggs Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil the water and oil together in a sauce pan, then let stand for 10 minutes. Add matzah meal, sugar and salt. Add in eggs slowly, one by one, beating the mixture after each addition. (A stand mixer works perfectly, if you have one.) Drop by tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Serve immediately. 2. Gefilte Fish (Courtesy of: Larry Deshowitz) Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets 1 1…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Given the economy, staycations are becoming more and more popular.
Have you ever been on a staycation? This week's Patch Picks include a few ideas on how to plan a great staycation. Whichever one you choose remember to tell everyone you’ll be on vacation. Turn off cellphones, unplug the computer and TV (except for the movies). Be sure you make a plan and stick to it. It can be tempting to go back to work, so promise yourself and your family you’ll stick with it. Most of all, have Fun!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Before you start Spring Cleaning. I found 5 Spa Deals that are sure to get you Relaxing after this snowy Winter
Divinity Day Spa Day of Relaxation includes one hour massage, facial, pedicure and manicure, which comes with at $215 price tag. Spa Epoche Has three March Madness specials, $35 for Spa pedicure, $90 for Chakra Balancing massage and a $75 Green Science skin-renewing facial. Book all three and get 10 percent off. Tigerlilly Day Spa During the month of March 90-minute facials are $10 off. SpaRenity Day Spa The Tranquil Escape spa package, which costs $228, includes a warm, stone ritual massage, spa manicure and pedicure. The Right Touch Day Spa in North Attleboro, offers a "Simple Pleasures" spa package, which includes a classic facial, manicure, hand Paraffin treatment, body wrap and a 30-minute swedish massage for $193.