Wednesday, November 30, 2011

State Street Dock Construction Plans

From the Bristol Warren Patch. This sounds really good. Glad it was stated that this is a deep water boating/fishing pier first and foremost. I hope the lights are dim enough to not block the view of the night stars. Thanks to Jim Dollins, Harbor Commission Vice Chair, and Ed Tanner, Bristol Town Planner, for sending this in. Work began Monday, November 28, 2011.
Photo by Ed Tanner showing State Street Dock looking north as it is today. The vertical concrete on the right is the remains of an old restaurant. Can anyone share details they remember about this building?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Please Remember to Shop Locally! You might WIN!

Raffle drawing at 5pm sharp on Sunday, December 18.
You must be present to win!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nasturtiums still in bloom!

Photograph courtesy Coggeshall Farm Museum

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

John Torgan leaves Save the Bay for The Nature Conservancy

John Torgan calls himself "a child of Rhode Island waters." So it seems fitting that he will become the new director of ocean and coastal conservation for the RI chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
John Torgan has been the Narragansett Baykeeper for Save the Bay for the last 18 years.
As director of ocean and coastal conservation, Torgan will lead the conservancy's efforts to protect and restore the ecological health of RI's waters and to integrate those efforts across the regional system.
Preserve Bristol wishes him the best of luck!

Remember this over Thanksgiving weekend!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bill McCarthy age 94 RIP

Herreshoff Museum offering free admission over Thanksgiving weekend

Bristol Residents Weekend is November 26th Saturday and 27th Sunday. The Museum will be offering free admission to all Bristol residents. The weekends festivities will include guided tours and a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop. This is a must-do for any local family, yachting enthusiast, or historian. Come by and share your pride in our beautiful town and its amazing marine history.
Photograph: A new/old Herreshoff H-20 built on Burnside Street in 2010-2011 by Dan Shea, Brad Gove and Halsey Herreshoff, created from an original Captain Nat wooden model. Photo shows them on their maiden sail on Intent in September 2011 in front of "Love Rocks" (Captain Nat's home and studio).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art Lecture at RWU this Thursday November 17 at 7pm

Bristolian Jonathan Tavares will be speaking on "The Artistic Legacy of the Renaissance".
A lecture co-sponsored by The Bristol Art Museum and the Roger Williams Program in Art History.
Free and open to the public - reception following the talk.

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2nd Story Theatre in Bristol on Saturday Nov 19

This Saturday, November 19th, brings an opportunity to do two great things at once.... see a 2nd Story Theater production right here in Bristol, and support Mosaico CDC so that it can continue to do its good work in the community.
Click on image once to enlarge. Thanks to Lane Sparkman for reminding us of this!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Portuguese Cheer for Everybody: Saturday, December 3. 2011

OUT OF THE GUTTER, a group of comedic young thespians from the other side of the bridge,make their debut in Bristol with their hilarious Christmas show! It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...Portuguese Style! ... As the Portuguese Kids put their unique twist on the Yuletide season! Join them for a night of laughter and holiday fun on Saturday, December 3rd when Out of the Gutter Comedy presents A Very Portuguese Christmas, an English-spoken comedy with a humorous Portuguese twist at Saint Elizabeth Auditorium. For more information or tickets contact the Berta @ 451-2735 or Manuel @ 508-965-0947. Tickets are $15.00. This show has sold out multiple times and has been called their funniest - So don't miss out on A Very Portuguese Christmas!
Click on image once to enlarge. Doors open at 6pm - show starts at 7:30pm.
The event is in English.

For Sale: Beetle Cats

For Sale: Beetle Cats®

A number of lovingly restored Beetle Cats are are available for delivery now at a great price, complete with sails, beautiful bronze hardware and in appropriate colors. The Beetle Company began building these charming catboats in 1921. In 1946, the Concordia Company purchased the molds from John Beetle and continued to build the boats. Today, Beetle, Inc. carries on building them in traditional wood construction. More than 3,000 have been launched. The Beetle Cat is the foundation of the first year of the IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration program. LOA: 12' 4"; Beam: 6'. Email Terry Nathan for special pricing. or 401-848-5777, ext 211.

Mount Hope Farm to have Indoor Winter Farmer's Market starting November 19

Mount Hope Farm in Bristol RI will be starting the only indoor winter Farmer's Market in the East Bay region on Saturday, November 19, 2011 running through early May 2012. It will be held inside their large heated Barn every Saturday morning from 9 - noon. A partial list of vendors includes:
Windmist Farm from Jamestown (Grass fed lamb, chicken, beef, lamb and goat)
Wishing Stone Farm from Little Compton (fresh produce)
The Sunnyside in Warren - breakfast items
The Local Catch of Narragansett (shellfish and fish)
The Cupcakerie
Provencal Bakery of Middletown (fresh breads)
The Coffee Guy from Middletown
Providence's Farmacy Herbs
Aquidneck Honey (Mello)
Mapleville Farm
Hopefully some Bristol vendors (Andrade's Catch, Nick's Seafood Market, Steve Ramos, Lee Ann Freitas, The BeeHive Cafe, local quahoggers) will be included at a later date.
This is such a spectacular idea! Now we don't have to drive all the way to Pawtucket for fresh winter veggies!
Directions: Drive in the main entrance to Mount Hope Farm at 250 Metacom Ave (Bristol RI 02809) and follow signs for parking. The farm's walking trails are open from dawn to dusk! Dogs are allowed but must be on leash and are expected to be picked up after.
Photograph by Richard W. Dionne, Jr. shows Executive Director, Janet Zwolinski, feeding the farm's Dominique chickens, a heritage breed.