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JSB Tax Services

By | business, Inside Rhody

It’s tax season! Millions of businesses file their 2019 taxes with hopes to maximize on their returns. It can be stressful, confusing, and full of paperwork that all starts to look the same after a while. Don’t procrastinate and book an appointment with the local professionals, JSB Tax Services!

Located in Pawtucket RI, JSB Tax Services, makes sure you make the most out of your tax return for your business. Their experienced tax advisors and CPAs stay on top of government tax requirements and regulations. They make sure your business is compliant with the law at all times without the hassle of keeping up with constant changes.

Their tax advisors also help reduce your business’ tax bill for maximum return. They make sure your business is entitled to any legal deductions and money saving techniques along the way. If your business is not on the right side of the IRS, JSB Tax Services makes sure your business is properly represented. They take care of your business!

JSB Tax Services makes running a business easier. Besides its spectacular tax services, JSB also offers Real Estate Accounting, Cloud Accounting, consulting, payroll services and free business resources.

Their customers rave about their services: “Mr. Bibby is fast, reliable, communicative, and reasonably priced. I previously took my personal and business taxes to chains like Liberty tax and H&R Block, which was a huge mistake. Not only is JSB similarly or better priced, his skill level and professionalism blows them out of the water. I’d work with this service again without hesitation.” -Nicholas Garza

Don’t go out of your way, stay local! Make sure you and your business are getting the most out of your tax return at JSB Tax Services! Call (401)-475-6960 this tax season and connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn!

Michelle Lee Photography

By | Inside Rhody, photography

Ever since she was a young girl, Michelle St. Vincent has been passionate about all different types of photography. She was gifted her first 35mm film camera at the age of 15 and immediately began experimenting with it.

She was infatuated with taking beautiful photos and she knew this is what she was meant to do. Her every day hobby soon became a career in 2015 when she started her own business, Michelle Lee Photography. She completed the RISD Continuing Education Photography program in 2017 which was designed to help with personal and professional development.

Michelle has the ability to see the world in many different ways, behind a distinct lens. Her true dedication, hard work, and a strong passion for the art has allowed Michelle to produce outstanding photography in wide range of areas:

Michelle has the skill and expertise to handle each of these occasions. Her main goal is to capture timeless, storytelling portraits which will be forever cherished. With the spring right around the corner, it is a perfect time to achieve the most beautiful photos. Get in touch with Michelle today at or 401-451-9916!

Cross Laundry Off Your To-Do List!

By | Inside Rhody, service

Can you not stand doing your laundry anymore? Could you or someone you know use a break from the never-ending wash, dry, fold cycle? You’re in luck! Tumbletown 2 is a laundromat that takes care of all your laundry needs. Located on 1705 Main Street in West Warwick, Tumbletown 2 has its very own pickup/drop-off service. The service picks up your dirty laundry from your home on Tuesdays and returns it fresh and clean on Wednesdays.

With Tumbletown 2, your wardrobe is in good hands. They take any kind of clothing that you need serviced, from your favorite pair of jeans to that shirt that needs a good wash. Don’t forget to throw in your towels and sheets too! Their laundry experts will separate your colors, treat the toughest stains, and never shrink your clothes.

Tumbletown 2’s laundry pickup / drop-off service is available throughout all of Rhode Island. Do yourself a favor and call (401) 615-1351 to schedule your first pickup!

If you prefer to do your own wash, visit the Tumbletown 2 laundromat and take their 100 lb washer for a spin. While you are there, be sure to take advantage of some of their other offers:

Tumbletown 2 exists to make laundry a better experience, not a dreadful chore! Open seven days a week, you can go in for a wash & dry from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. or call to schedule your pickup. Tumbledown 2 is the place to be for all your laundry needs!

The Arcade Providence

By | Inside Rhody, RetroBlast

The Arcade was built in 1828 and is the nation’s oldest indoor shopping mall in downtown Providence. This historic structure has Greek Revival columns, granite walls and classic facades still standing beautifully after more than 185 years watching over Westminster and Weybosset Streets.

Those who worked or lived in Providence at the time spent their days in the open center atrium to enjoy the delicious eateries and shop the small stores. The Arcade was designed by Russell Warren and Tallman & Bucklin in hopes for it to be a space for shopping and gathering inside with skylights for natural light. The design was inspired by many similar buildings found throughout Europe.

At the time of the Arcade’s opening, there were only a few stores on the west side of the building. Most of the shopping was on the east side. The Arcade was slow to attract customers and was known as “Butler’s Folly” for several years because of its distance from the shopping district. All things changed when a high end hat shop opened up, which attracted many wealthy customers to the neighborhood. More and more stores started to develop and it became a major shopping area in Providence.

Unfortunately, the Arcade closed in 2008 because not enough retail space was being used. To revamp this old mall it took the commitment from several new stores to take over the empty retail spaces.It reopened ints doors in 2013 and is now used today as a residential and commercial mixed- use building.

You can choose to shop at any mall, but you will never experience a mall with this much history and beautiful architecture! Visit (https://www. to learn more and check out their gorgeous, microlofts which are for rent!

Hope and Harmony: Holistic Health and Healing, LLC

By | health, Inside Rhody

Denise Dacier, owner of Hope and Harmony: Holistic Health and Healing, LLC, always knew she was a healer and
that her life’s purpose is to help people. A registered nurse since 2004 and a nurse practitioner since 2013, she is now actively pursuing a certification in holistic nursing through the American Holistic Nurses Association. For Denise, the holistic nursing designation is a step toward further aligning her professional practice with her personal philosophy.

Denise attended the RISBDC’s startup workshop, The Right Foot, in early 2018 when she was considering developing
a business that incorporated her holistic health philosophy. She found the workshop informative and learned the

“dos & don’ts” of business planning. With the support of RISBDC Central Rhode Island Director Amit Basnet, Denise launched her business in August of 2019. With a strong start, she has a growing clientele and continues to work with Amit on business development and marketing.

Holistic nursing is a practice that honors relationship- centered care and the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality. With a goal of healing the whole person, it focuses on protecting, promoting and optimizing health and wellness, and incorporates complementary and alternative modalities.

Denise’s journey began when she started to explore yoga and Reiki as ways to combat the increasing stress of working in today’s healthcare field. She was so transformed by her experiences that she decided to enter into a holistic professional program and is now a Certified Usui and Shamballa Reiki Master/Teacher. She also loves working

with her gemstones, crystals, essential oils, herbs and her cards as an Intuitive Reader. Denise describes herself as a lifelong learner and reports that her personal self-healing experiences, along with her professional background working with individuals of all races, genders, and ages during times of stress and crises, benefit those seeking assistance on their own healing journeys.

Hope and Harmony describes its services as promoting spiritual and self development which lead to a more tranquil and balanced life. “We help you to process negativity so that you are able to focus on bringing the highest vibrations into your life,” says Denise. “Book a session today to experience an energy healing treatment that will leave you feeling relaxed and re-energized!”

To learn more about Hope and Harmony:
Holistic Health and Healing visit their website at

If you’re ready to start writing your business success story, attend one of our upcoming workshops or set up a free one- on-one counseling session. Register at today.

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at
URI is part of a national network of nearly 1,000 business assistance centers that provide counseling and training to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, we help businesses to succeed from start-up
to maturity.

Amit Basnet is the Central RI Regional Director of the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center.

Havana Cigar

By | Inside Rhody, social-gathering

Come experience Havana Cigar! Located on the top floor, at 24 Quaker Lane in Warwick. Our walk-in humidor houses a selection of premium cigars from all over the world. Enjoy the full bar and spacious seating in one of our three well-ventilated rooms. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect cigar for any occasion!

Need to escape? Relax and have a smoke any day of the week. Take advantage Saturday night by pairing your first drink with the Cigar of the Night for half off. Or Sunday morning for $8 Bully Boy Bloody Marys and $15 bottomless Mimosas. Come play cards on Tuesday with our friends here at Havana. Mix and match box deals, as well as gift cards that are always available.

You can also join us for our monthly cigar dinners! Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on events happening at Havana Cigar.

Gift cards are always available!

Best Dining Experience In Rhode Island

By | Inside Rhody, restaurant

Rhode Island has a slight advantage when it comes to finding a phenomenal restaurant. Although there are hundreds of tasty spots throughout our tiny Ocean State, we all need a little help when it comes to finding the perfect restaurant that can really impress a date. You can never go wrong with these Rhode Island favorites!

1144 Ocean Rd. | Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 783-9770 | $$$

Al Forno
577 S Main St. | Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-9760 | $$

La Messeria
223 Main St, East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 398-0693 | $$$

The Tree House Tavern & Bistro
1094 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 821-1105 | $$

Pasta Beach
138 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-2222 | $$

Iron Works Tavern
697 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 739-5111 | $$

Matunuck Oyster Bar
629 Succotash Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 783-4202 | $$

194 Washington St. | Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-7811 |$$$

Fall In Love with Ocean State Jewelers

By | Inside Rhody, jewelry

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with your significant other! It’s that lovely holiday to remind your better half just how special they are, and how much you appreciate them!

Located in Johnston, Rhode Island, Ocean State Jewelers has been a family run business for the past 35 years. Veronica and Alicja take the time to get to know each and every one of their customer well enough to offer them the perfect piece of jewelry, which they are guaranteed to love. Their passion and enthusiasm make shopping at Ocean State Jewelers a fun and personalized experience!

Classic diamond earrings are some of the hottest jewels for this Valentine’s Day. Veronica says that you can never go wrong with these, after all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Ocean State Jewelers is also happy to carry floating diamond necklaces which are perfect for layering! If you’re shopping for him, Ocean State Jewelry has plenty of Citizens watches, you will be able to find the best timepiece for your man.

Planning on making this the most memorable Valentine’s Day yet? Customers may also be interested in the very popular Dora Rings, starting at $299, they are perfect for wedding/engagement bands! Veronica, Alicja and the Ocean State family highly recommend gold, you can never go wrong!

Ocean State is thrilled to help their customers find the most amazing piece of jewelry for their customers. Whether you’re looking for him, her or your family members, customers can get their jewelry personalized with photo and message engraving.

In addition, if you need a repair, restoration or watch service, Ocean State Jewelry has you covered. They also specialize in appraisals, estate jewelry, and custom made items. At Ocean State Jewelry, Veronica and Alicja pride themselves on the words Customized Service. The store is located at 1395 Atwood Avenue, in Johnston RI.

Feel free to email or call their team with any questions! or 401-751-8105

Billiard Bar & Bistro

By | entertainment, Inside Rhody


If you are looking for the perfect Providence restaurant where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a game (or 2) of pool, Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro is the spot. Not only is it the best billiard hall in Rhode Island, with its large and well maintained pool tables, but it is a great restaurant if you are looking for some delicious Italian eats and a place to meet up with new people and spend time with old friends!

Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro was founded by Phyllis and Tony Costanzo in 1982 when pool started making it’s appearance into American culture. Over the years, both men have worked to always improve the facility from new bars to an updated kitchen and everything in between. They make it a point to stay present with the trends people love. The restaurant reflects their culture and is a vital part of who they are. They have made it into a desirable low-lit atmosphere where you feel right at home.

In addition to the excellent food and full bar, the venue itself couldn’t be more perfect for a party or event. It is very spacious and can hold hundreds of people, while also giving them the option to mingle with each other when competing in a game of pool. It is a fun, laid back atmosphere which also has arcade games, darts and juke boxes. Nothing like your favorite oldies! Whether it is a corporate gathering, birthday party, after-party, charity, engagement or going-away celebration you know you can count on RI Billiard, Bar & Bistro to throw you a great party for a very affordable price. There is a reason that it has been in business for over 100

years, people love going there! If you would like to schedule an event, visit their website at and fill out the form or give them a call at 401-232-1330!

Be on the look out for upcoming events going on at RI Billiard Bar & Bistro. In a way to help out the community, there are monthly events taking place to get the community together and network with one another.You never know which special people you will come across! There is also live music throughout the week, so keep your eyes open for your favorite local bands!

If you have yet to visit, make it your next date night out or after work pit stop. You will be glad you did! You may even have a tough time choosing from their 108 beer menu! They are open daily from 10 am – 1 am and offer both lunch and dinner.

White Horse Tavern

By | Inside Rhody, RetroBlast | No Comments

26 Marlborough Street, Newport, Rhode Island

The White Horse Tavern is the oldest operating restaurant in the United States and is the 10th oldest restaurant in the entire world. The restaurant opened in 1673 and is now considered a famous National Historic Landmark. When walking into this Newport restaurant, you will find gorgeous architecture from the 17th century, with giant beams, cavernous fireplaces, clapboard walls, and a gambrel roof.

The White Horse Tavern was originally constructed as a home for Francis Brinley in 1652. William Mayes, Sr. then purchased it and turned it into the famous tavern-like it is today. For almost 100 years, this was the meeting spot of the Colony’s General Assembly, Criminal Court, and City Council.
By the time the 1700s came around, William Mayes succeeded his father as the innkeeper and earned a license to sell liquor. William was a pirate that operated in the Red Sea and turned to Newport with his bounty. Mary Mayes Nichols, Williams’s sister, and her husband, also followed as innkeepers for the next 200 years. In 1703, Jonathan Nichols became tavern keeper and gave the tavern its name. This was the spot the counselors came to have a nice meal and charge it to the public treasury.
Time went on, and the family finally moved out of the Tavern. Throughout the years, the building started to fall apart and was neglected. The Preservation Society of Newport Country acquired the building in the mid-1900s and was able to restore it, and save the structure from demolition.
In 1981, O.L Pitts of Texas and three partners bought the Taverns. As sponsors of famous America’s Cup, they continued to keep the restaurant going and offered delicious food and drinks. However, the O.L Pitts aged, he turned ownership over to Paul Hogan, a man who was born and raised in Newport.
There have been several different owners of the Tavern over the years, but it continues to stand strong today and offers one of the best dining experiences you will ever have! Enjoy a taste of the 21st century in a colonial tavern that has been serving people for over 350 years!
To check out their menu or reserve a spot in their dining room visit their website at
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