Retro Blast – Yawgoo Valley

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When we think of skiing in Rhode Island, we immediately think of Yawgoo Valley in Exeter. As the only ski resort in RI, Yawgoo originally opened in 1965 and has been running strong ever since. The resort uses 100% snow-making through the winter to make sure conditions are just right for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. But that’s not all! They also offer a skiing lesson program for beginners. Their expert staff will have you gliding down the mountains like a pro in no time! Whether you prefer to learn with a group, or privately, they offer loads of skiing fun!

Aside from skiing, Yawgoo Valley also includes snow tubing! With up to 7 perfectly carved lanes and tow ropes, you can sit back and have fun with your friends and family! The tubing is open from December to March, so be sure to experience the fun before it is closed for the season! Remember to purchase your tickets in advance by visiting their website!

But wait, there’s more! In the summer months, take a trip down to Yawgoo to visit their awesome water parks! Have some summer fun with the family when the water parks open this June. Yawgoo Valley changes with the seasons, so why not experience all of the various events that Yawgoo has to offer!

Ring In The Holidays In Newport

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There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than spending a festive day in Newport Rhode Island. Whether you’re planning a day with a loved one, friends, or family, there is something for everyone to spread Christmas cheer in Newport!

Holidays at the Newport Mansions
November 22nd, 2021 – January 9th, 2022
Explore the extravagant Newport mansions decorated for the holidays. The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms are hosting their homes, beautifully ornated with Christmas trees, poinsettias, evergreens, and wreaths.

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland
November 20, 2021 – January 9, 2022 Thursdays through Sundays
Walkthrough an outdoor magical wonderland at The Breakers mansion. Tens of thousands of lights will cover half of the 13-acre property, illuminating the grand mansion for the holiday season.

Holiday Brunch at The Chinese Tea House
Weekends November 27 – December 19, and Christmas week, December 27-31
Experience a delicious cuisine while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Chinese Tea House is providing a three-course holiday brunch to make your day and your appetite merry and bright!

Christmas in Newport
December 1 -31
Newport will be hosting a month-long holiday celebration filled with concerts, tree lightings, craft fairs, candlelight house tours, and so much more!

Outdoor Escapes: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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Stuck on Christmas gift ideas? What is better than an outdoor oasis for your home! Outdoor Escapes is the expert in home improvement, providing lasting quality, superior value, and professional service while recreating your dream vision.

Our products include bluestone flagging and treads, natural wall stone and veneers, thin veneers, manufactured stone, brick, pavers and segmental retaining walls, mulch, decorative stone, and much more. Our experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff will be happy to assist you in selecting the right product to meet your needs and expectations, to make your home improvement project a success.

Give the gift of relaxation and luxury with Outdoor Escapes!

Get Ready For Fall Cleanups With Proscape!

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Fall is here, and you know what that means – leaves are everywhere! Count on Proscapes to maintain your grounds all season long. From Fall cleanup to landscape management and maintenance, our expert staff members are here to help.

Your grounds are the first impression you make to your employees, tenants, residents, and your consumers. Beautiful, well-kept landscaping says something about who you are and what your company stands for. That’s why proper grounds care is essential to protecting your landscape investment. Proscape has over 25 years of landscape management experience, an outstanding quality control program, and a national award-winning team of experts that will improve the appearance of your landscape. Proscape offers a “Complete” landscape management solution in southern New England.

East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone number:
(401) 886-7000


5 Spots To Get Outside & Get Moving In RI

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The beautiful fall weather has arrived! Get outside and get moving around the Ocean State.

  1. Stroll the Newport Cliff Walk

Enjoy the beautiful, scenic views of Newport along a 3.5-mile walkway. The cliff walk borders the Newport coast and displays the historic, grand mansions.

  1. Bike the Easy Bay Path

Stretching from Providence to Bristol, the East Bay Bike Path is a 14-mile route that is a great way to get in your exercise while taking in the striking views of RI.

  1. Explore the Trails of Lincoln Woods

Take in the breathtaking fall sights at Lincoln Woods! This park has several trails to choose from – whether you want to go for a hike, run, or bike ride.

  1. Feel the Burn at Beavertail

Whether you’re looking to walk around and sightsee the beautiful historic landscape or overlook the water while completing your own workout, Beavertail State Park is the place for you!

  1. Long Pond Woods Trail

If you’re looking for a challenging workout, Long Pond Woods is for you! This moderate-level trail provides naturistic views across a 2-mile rocky and steep terrain.

Outdoor Escapes of NE Grand Opening of their New Showroom

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Outdoor Escapes of New England celebrated the Grand Opening of their state-of-the-art showroom. The brand new showroom is the perfect retail destination, that will make any homeowner feel comfortable and ready to shop!
Outdoor escapes is a family-owned business that was established in 2003. Being family-owned, the staff offers the best experience for all of their customers, helping as they would help their own family.

Outdoor Escapes of New England offers high-quality and easy to install pavers including; Tech-Bloc, Nicolock, and Belgard. They also carry a wide selection of materials, such as Bluestone, Blue Mist, Brownstone & Cobble Stones, as well as various stone, gravel, sand, and loam. The options are endless when deciding on how to create the perfect landscape! Maybe create a classy ambiance with their outdoor lighting selection, or inquire about a fire pit or fireplace installation. To top it off, including a kitchen, with a grill island or a fancy pizza oven. Outdoor Escapes of New England is at your service!

Come visit their big, bright, and inviting showroom and talk to their experts who are happy to lend a helping hand. With the scenic atmosphere and our professional staff, there is no doubt that you will leave Outdoor Escapes of New England satisfied and with a smile on your face!

Outdoor Escapes is open weekdays 7:30-4:30, and Saturday’s 7:30-11:30. For more information, visit their website, call them 401-942-8857 or email them at Be sure to take a look at their brand new showroom with your own eyes, located at 112 Old Pocasset Rd, Johnston, right off of exit 7.

Tips To Help Your Trees Thrive

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Keep your trees green and growing STRONG all summer long!

Follow these tips to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful….

  1. Inspect

While your trees are back in full bloom, now is the perfect time to conduct a proper inspection. Inspecting your trees ensures that they are receiving the proper amount of care and nutrients while avoiding pest damage and disease. Check the condition of the leaves on your trees, making sure they are not an abnormal color or shape. Evaluate the trunk and branches of the tree for visible insects, holes, and irregular growth.

  1. Prune

Pruning your trees is essential for their continued healthy growth! Removing unnecessary or damaged branches will relieve your tree of excess weight, spreading disease, and improve its overall appearance.

  1. Mulch

Mulching around the base of your trees does not only present beautifully in your yard, but it also provides great benefits to the health of your trees. Mulch acts as a barrier for weed growth, regulates the ground temperature in the hot summer sun, and retains moisture at your tree’s base to maintain hydration.

  1. Hydrate

Keep your trees hydrated during the summer heat! Your trees should be getting 10 gallons of water for each inch of the trunk’s diameter. To further boost growth and hydration retention, apply the water deeper into the tree’s base, rather than on the surface.

  • Tip: Watering your trees early in the morning or later in the evening will allow the tree to better soak up the water before the heat hits!

If you have any questions regarding tree maintenance or services, count on the experts at Mike’s Professional Tree Service!

Buy Local And Eat Fresh At These Rhode Island Farmer’s Markets

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Looking to cook a great meal for tonight’s dinner? Check out these farmer’s markets where you can pick up quality locally grown food!

Aquidneck Growers Market
The Aquidneck Growers Market located in Newport offers access to seasonal and regionally-grown food. Their market has a changing roster of local artisans and farm-fresh food! Check out their website for their address and hours of operation.

Coastal Growers Market
Casey Farm is home to the Coastal Growers Market. At this market you can enjoy views of beautiful Narragansett Bay, while you shop for granola, kombucha, coffee, fresh fruits, veggies, and baked goods! Open Saturdays, May through October, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Goddard Park
At Goddard Park, you can enjoy fresh veggies, artisanal meats, fresh flowers, and more! After shopping, you can indulge in your fresh bites by the water at Goddard Memorial State Park Beach. Open Fridays, May through October, 9 AM to 1 PM.

Hope Street Market
Don’t want to travel outside of Providence to go to a farmer’s market? The Hope Street Market has your back! Visit Lippitt Memorial Park for a wide range of produce, fresh seafood, fresh flowers, artisanal meats, and cheeses. Open Saturdays, May through October, 9 AM- 1 PM.

Pawtuxet Village
The Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market is one of Rhode Island’s oldest farmer’s markets. Shop for fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and much more! Open Saturdays, May through October, 9 AM – 12 PM.

Sankofa World Market
The Sankofa World Market celebrates the beautiful and diverse community of Providence’s West End! At this market, you will find fresh produce and other ingredients used in Southeast Asian and African cuisines. Visit in person or shop their online market. Open Wednesdays, June through October 2 PM-6 PM.

South Kingstown
The South Kingstown farmer’s market is known as Rhode Island’s longest-running market! Learn something new about sustainable farming while shopping for this tonight’s dinner. Check out their website for their hours and location.

The Ultimate Outdoor Living Space

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What do you get when you combine warm summer nights, the ambiance of a roaring fire, and picturesque landscaping? A personal escape right in your backyard!

The best part about a backyard project is you can make it as unique and elaborate as your imagination (and budget) will allow! Here are a few things to consider when designing your backyard oasis:

  • Who will you share this space with? If it’s just an intimate space for you and your family, a small seating area should suffice. For entertaining guests at large gatherings consider creating an outdoor kitchen featuring a wrap-around bar.
  • When will you spend time in your space? If you envision spending Sunday afternoons in the warm sun you may want to add some shade with a pergola or awning. If summer nights are your go-to, ambient lighting is a must! Opt for hanging bistro lights or solar-powered lights to illuminate your walkway.
  • Do you want ongoing maintenance? If you enjoy the labor of love that is maintaining your landscape then opt for plenty of plants and grass. If you prefer a low-maintenance set up consider installing a large patio. The same goes for choosing your materials! Wood needs care every few years, such as repairing rot and restaining while vinyl will last a lifetime maintenance-free.
  • Do you want to tend to a fire? Some people love the process of building the perfect campfire, but if ease of use is more your speed, opt for a propane firepit.
  • Know your yard! If you have a septic system, make sure you do not compromise it by building on it. If you have low spots in your yard that tend to collect water, avoid building there and do not build in an area that will promote drainage towards your home.

Ready to start your backyard transformation? Contact the experts at Outdoor Escapes, they make outdoor living easy!


112 Old Pocasset Road
Johnston, RI 02919


Phone: 401-942-8857
Fax: 401-946-4144


Mon–Fri: 8:30am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm

RI Beaches Are Reopening!

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It is time to soak up the sun and head down to the beach! All Rhode Island state beaches will be reopening with no capacity limits beginning Memorial Day weekend. Mask will still be required at the concession stands, restrooms, and other crowded areas.

Enjoy your summer at the Ocean State’s beautiful beaches:

Charlestown Breachway
812-774 Charlestown Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

East Beach
494-534 E Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

East Matunuck State Beach
950 Succotash Road, South Kingstown, RI 02881

Misquamicut State Beach
257 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach
100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

Salty Brine State Beach
254 Great Island Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

Scarborough State Beaches
970 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882