Rhode Island Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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Rhode Island Local Customs

  • Jamestown Bridge

    Newport Local Customs

    On April 18, 2006 they demolished the old bridge on the right side of this pic. It has always been a point of attraction as I bring yet another VTer to Newport. It was quite strange when I first returned to Newport after the demolition as the view had forever changed. The old bridge was on the seaward side, your right as driving to Newport.

  • Red Sox Country

    Newport Local Customs

    Rhode Island is Red Sox Country. I am a Yankee fan and it is disappointing to come to Newport during baseball season and have to endure the Red Sox on the TV. We did once find the Yankees on the TV in the One Bellevue Bar.

  • Valentine Whitman House Interiors

    The costumed guide was very enthusiastic in explaining the donations to the house and how the families used it over the course of many decades.

  • Valentine Whitman House c.1694

    Few 1600's houses have survived in New England... very few stone enders left in Rhode Island. This treasure of the Blackstone Valley located on The Lime Rock "Great Road" Historic District in LINCOLN, RI has some dedicated volunteers who are trying to keep it vital and teach visitors about the house's history. Owned by the town, but looked after by...

  • Preserving a CAROUSEL

    Across the upper bay from Pawtuxet village is Crescent Park where my father used to take me in his boat. We would enjoy some clam cakes and chowder at the beach side amusement park and sometimes I would ride the wonderful carousel there. I imported the info about the CAROUSEL which is worth seeking out if you are ever around the East...


    A Rhode Island Clam Bake is a very old tradition. Unfortunately most people simply buy the "bake" pre-packaged nowadays because of all the work involved. But in years past the men would work for days to prepare the feast. This series of pictures will tell the story of our clam bake with an old friend, Henry Brown as the Bake Master. Henry is...

  • "G' day!" Historic Walking Tour of...

    "G'day!" say the kids while this young one tipped his hat. He was one of my favorites at the children's walking tour. Altho I know the houses and their stories...I never tire of seeing these kids enact the village history. What a great learning tool this event has become. For the kids,for residents of the town, and visitors from out of town.Pic #2...

  • Local cafe...my Polish photo exhibit

    There is a little cafe in my village...we all meet for coffee and catch the news of the day. Various artists exhibit their work from time to time. Jeff, the owner, allows us to take turns exhibiting our art work. I took the opportunity to exhibit my pics of Poland when Gosia was coming to visit me in the spring.We did a little mini opening where...

  • RI beverages

    Del's lemonade is wonderfully refreshng frozen lemonade found all over the state in warm weather. Del's stores, roadside Del's wagons and some restaurants have it. Coffee milk is the other big one. Instead of putting chocolate syrup in your milk, you use coffee-flavored syrup. The syrup is in most grocery stores.

  • For Oct 31st

    Most people start a good month beforeHALLOWEEN doing up the house. Might as well. You do all that work, have to leave it.I try to do something different every yr. in the BOW-WINDOW. Never seems to be enoughroom,lol!

  • Halloween Time

    Being born on FRIDAY, OCT 13TH. Must have done something to me. Halloween is my favorite time. The sky is the limit with what you can do. But, you also need the time.Also hope the kids don't come by and take some stuff.

  • The Kids Love This!

    Myself and another neighbor do this thing every HALLOWEEN. We get done-up.Scare the heck out of the kids! They love being scared! Something different every year!

  • Do up your HOUSE!!

    Halloween is big here! Some people really go ALL OUT! This mild compared to some houses! I love HALOWEEN. I guess being born on FRIDAY THE 13TH OCT!! HA-HA!!

  • Maybe it's because it's such a...

    Maybe it's because it's such a small state, but I've noticed people here fret about driving anywhere more than 15 minutes away.

  • If you are asked if you want...

    If you are asked if you want your coffee 'Regulah', say yes, ONLY if you want cream and LOTS of sugar...otherwise, specify what you want in your coffee! Dunkin'Donuts is the major landmark used for giving directions! This is a beautiful, quirky little state.

  • The one big mistake made by a...

    The one big mistake made by a lot of people is thinking that Rhode Island is an island! Of course, if you haven't been here, you might not know one way or the other. But, Rhode Island is not an island -- the name comes from the original name given our state by its founders, and that is: Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. As far as I know, the...

  • How could I possibly overlook...

    How could I possibly overlook this information?! If you can handle the pressure, when in Rhode Island, leave your 'r' at home---except if it is at the beginning of a word. For example, car is not 'car', it is 'cah'. Party is not 'party', it is 'potty'..got it? So, if you rent a cah, you'll have to pock ya cah in legal spots only :-)

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  • Hotel Viking

    The Hotel Viking opened in May 1926, and the two wings of rooms were added in the 1960s and 1970s....

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown

    58 Weybosset Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Haddie Pierce House

    146 Boston Neck Road, Wickford, Rhode Island, 02852, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Bristol Harbor Inn

    259 Thames Street, Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Hilton Garden Inn Providence...

    We chose this Hilton for the price and the location. We were staying in Warwick for a family...

  • Hampton Inn & Suites

    We choose this hotel for its proximity, about 2 miles from downtown Newport and its Mansions. The...

  • Hampton Inn

    I picked this hotel because I was coming from our great grandson's birthday party in CT and wanted...

  • Wyndham Newport Overlook

    150 Bay View Dr., (formerly Newport Overlook Hotel), Jamestown, Rhode Island, 02835, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Comfort Inn Pawtucket

    2 George St, Pawtucket, RI 02860

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

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