Sunday, May 19, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but their retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate…
Close out the work week on a relaxing note, with food or yoga or Bob Saget appreciation.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Friday, May 17, 2013: Dr. Seuss was always my favorite, just throwing that out there. There is storytime at the Davisville Library at 10 a.m. For more info, click here. Who likes a food truck? Eddie’s BBQ will be setup on the gravel between Cumberland Farms and Brickley’s on Boston Neck Road in Narragansett from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. They’ll be there this Friday and Saturday, and throughout the summer. For more info, click here. Busy evening at Lotus Fire Yoga and Healing! At 4:30 p.m., there is a $15 yoga session. At 5:30 p.m., there are $15 ballroom and Latin dance classes. So, don’t be a fuddy duddy, get out there! SPACE! It is the final frontier, according to great men, and as usual on Friday …
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is …
Liven up your Thursday with a high school concert in South Kingstown, or wine and cheese.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Thursday, May 16, 2013: A fantastic night of the arts! It’s being held by South Kingstown High School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $5. For more info, click here. Wine and cheese you say??? The annual meeting for South County Museum members begins at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here. “Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws.” – William Lyon Mackenzie King. Here are today’s government meetings: Mmm, delicious vegetables and produce! Goose Pond Farm of West Kingston is offering community supported agriculture accounts from this season to Dec. 31. For more info, click here. Has the time or date or details of one of your events changed? If you posted …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Wednesday, May 15
It’s that time of year again, and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The NHS FFA is celebrating their 25th Annual Plant Sale on May 18th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is something to do for everyone. The Narragansett FFA has a wide variety of plants to choose from. Do not miss out!
Submission by Narragansett High School graduate Ryan Field. This May marks the Narragansett, Rhode Island chapter of the FFA’s 25th annual plant sale since its induction in 1987. The students of the Narragansett FFA are inviting you to come celebrate on May 18 at the Narragansett High School. FFA advisors and agriculture teachers Greg Breene and Meredith Ashworth, along with their students, are planning an action packed day that is sure to appeal to everyone who drops by. In addition to the general public, the Narragansett FFA is extending the invitation to its alumni from the past 26 years to help take part in the festivities. Starting at 8 a.m., there will be close to 8,000 plants available for purchase. The Narragansett FFA offers a …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Close out the weekend with a variety of events.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Sunday, May 12, 2013: Teach mom a very valuable skill. There is free mini-golf at Adventureland from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for moms. Spend a classy afternoon with mom. The Musica Dolce string quartet is playing at the Towers at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. They’re not shooting the breeze – ha ha ha, get it, because they’re the wind ensemble? The University of Rhode Island Alumni Wind Ensemble plays at 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center in Kingston. The concert is free. Get rid of all that stress and tension <3 There will be a free meditation session in Wickford at 7 p.m. And while it is free, there is a suggested donation of $5. Warning: Rain in the forecast! At least as of Sunday morning, showers and …