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    Go antiqueing

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This antique shop is right on Main Street in the middle of the business district. They have all sorts of things from early "smalls" to victorian to mission to funky 70's collectibles. There are several antique shops in the area. The most fun is to walk the streets and bop in and out of the various places that peak your interest at the moment. Could be clothing, antiques, old books, blown glass, plants, food, dog treats, bath products, or canvas bags.

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    Shop the funky little shops

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    Midnight Sun

    Favorite thing: Midnight Sun is a fascinating little shop right on the waterfront in the middle of town. There are soaps and incense, but the collection of women's clothing is colorful, unique, and inexpensive. It's a fun stop. Don't miss it.

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    Around the corner from Quonset/Davisville

    by Pawtuxet Written Jun 18, 2006

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    Favorite thing: There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not to put in a deep water port at the old military installation at Quonset Point/Davisville...which is just north of Wickford. Thousands of military people, planes and boats passed through here years ago..before it was closed in the 70's, I believe. There are hundreds of acres there. Some industry remains along with an air museum and a seabee museum. However the state has recently begun some serious work on the infrastructure in order to encourage more use of the space as an industrial park. There is an airfield, a deep water dock, rail system, and now a very good highway connection. You can see the ship and equipment in the background of the sea patrol boats coming in at the end of the day.

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    Grateful Heart

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Don't you love the names of some of these stores? This one deals with Astrology, Numerology, Aura Photography and books, tapes, photos, jewelry, crystals and the like.
    The steps going up to the store make a good "sit" for passersby who don't want the traditional bench nearby.

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    Quonset Point NAS

    by grandmaR Updated Jun 23, 2011

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    Favorite thing: In 1970, my husband was on an aircraft carrier which moved home port from Norfolk to Quonset Point. But the carrier was going to be deployed for a lot of the next year. So while that was going on, we put our furniture in storage and my three children and I moved in with my parents in Maryland.

    When the carrier came back to RI briefly that winter at Spring Break time, we all drove up and stayed in one of the cabins that were for visiting military. We also took the train up to NYC when the carrier came in for Armed Forces day.

    That summer (1970), the carrier went into the yard in Boston, so we rented a house for two months up in that area.

    That fall, I took my youngest and we went to RI to find a place to live, and moved up there in the spring of 1971. We lived there until 1973 when my husband was transferred down to Maryland. Shortly after that the Quonset Point base was closed.

    Fondest memory: Wickford is not where my fondest memories are, but since I can't find anything closer to Quonset Point than Davisville, that's where I'm putting my fondest memories of Quonset.

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    Main Street shops

    by Pawtuxet Written Jun 27, 2005

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    Pet Peeves

    Favorite thing: PET PEEVES is one of my favorite stops in Wickford. It's a friendly pet store carrying all sorts of stylish collars and leashes, doggie dishes, treats, and a variety of ways to lavish attention on your pooch.

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    Gardner's Wharf Seafood

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Seafood fresh and delicious...but also a great bit of theater to watch the quohaugers home from their day at work... .or any number of boating activities going on around the municipal docks...where Gardener's is located.

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    Green Ink

    by Pawtuxet Written Jun 27, 2005

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    Green Ink

    Favorite thing: Don't ask me where they got that name, but it is one of the most interesting clothing shops around. Always an interesting assortment of casual clothes....and accented with unusual scarfs and jewelry.

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