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Own Your Home Or Pay Off Debt- Two Ways To Refinance

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It would be fantastic to pay off your mortgage in a shorter period of time or even pay off your student loans for good, right? Since interest rates are low, this is the perfect time to refinance! However, these rates will not be low for long. If you want to refinance, it is best to do so NOW! Below you will find two solutions from Sierra Pacific Mortgage that could help you pay off your mortgage faster or get rid of debt.

For example, five years ago you bought your first home. You signed a 30-year mortgage and locked in at a rate of around 5%. Currently, interest rates are around 2 to 3 percent, but these rates will not stay this way forever. If you choose to refinance, you can turn a 25-year mortgage into a 20-year mortgage. Your payments would be at the same price, but with a lower interest rate. This option lets you gain extra years of financial freedom and you will finally be able to own your home!

The second option involves paying off debt. For example, you want to pay off your student loans. This is done by adding more years to your mortgage. By doing so you are able to cut back on debt and save hundreds of dollars. Let’s say you have a mortgage of 25 years and you decide to add on 5 more years. Now you have a 30-year mortgage. Refinancing while the rates are low, allows you to gain control of your debt and pay off those loans.

If you have any questions please contact Sierra Pacific Mortgage at 401-533-5392.

Proscape – Nature’s Workforce

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Landscape Construction

Services Include

  • Firepits
  • Outdoor Fireplaces
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Hardscape Installation
  • Brick Paving
  • Retaining Walls
  • Boulder and Outcropping Walls
  • Concrete Installation and Management
  • Shoreline Stabilization
  • Water Relocation and Drainage
  • Site Grading
  • Turf Renovations
  • Waterfalls
  • Landscape Lighting

Image—and curb appeal—is everything. We know that the way your property looks is intrinsically linked to its value.
Proscape’s team has the skills and expertise to furnish and install quality hardscaping and landscaping renovations, no matter what the size of your project.

We’ll help you grow your real estate investment while providing beautiful landscape solutions to enhance your outdoor living space. Whatever your outdoor area, we can increase curb appeal and value with customized construction.

We have the skills and expertise to deliver quality hardscaping and renovations, no matter what the size of your project may be. We’ll help you grow your real estate investments while providing turnkey landscape enhancement solutions. Whatever your outdoor area, we can increase curb appeal and
value with custom designs.


Landscape Maintenance

Services Include:

  • Turf Maintenance
  • Weed Management
  • Pest Management
  • Care for Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens, and Ground Cover
  • Plant Bed Maintenance
  • Fertilization
  • Spring & Fall Clean up
  • Tree Management
  • Weekly Property Care (26 visits)
  • Structural and Aesthetic Pruning
  • Account Manager Property Inspections
  • Mulching
  • Irrigation Commissioning and Decommissioning
  • Irrigation Inspection and Adjustment
  • 5 Step Lawn Care Program
  • Bed Weed Management
  • Spring and Fall Flower installation

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. “We have invested significantly to bring top-level experts in tree management, irrigation management, lawn care management, and construction services to the market.”

Our expert staff members have trained in the best practices for landscape management. They care for your turf, planting beds, flowerbeds, and plant material to protect your landscape investment and landscape construction services to the Southern New England market.


Contact Us Today!

PO Box 231
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone number:
(401) 886-7000

Home & Garden – Spruce Up Your Exterior

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Looking for ways to spruce up the exterior of your house for the summer? Read along for some tips on how to take your outdoor living to the next level.

  1. Keep Your Lawn Green
    1. Lawn maintenance demands can be a complete buzzkill during your relaxing summer months. Over time, your soil naturally loses many of the important nutrients it needs to survive. Apply fertilizer to your lawn to replace and replenish the essentials your lawn needs to grow.
  2. Sharpen Your Lawnmower Blade
    1. One of the best things you can do for your lawn is to give your lawnmower a well-deserved tune-up. Ensure your mower does its job correctly by sharpening the blade every month or so during the season.
  3. Upgrade Your Mulch
    1. Winter mulch often blows away from the bed. Pull old mulch away from the base of trunks and stems to leave room for new mulch. Rake the blown away mulch back to its home, and spread fresh mulch to replenish the old. Don’t know how? Don’t have time? Outdoor Escapes of New England is the place to call for all of your mulch needs.
  4. Make Room for New Life to Grow
    1. This is the perfect time to trim out anything limiting the room for trees and flowers to bloom. Call Mike’s Professional Tree Service, where no job is too big or too small. Tree removal? Stump grinding? Land clearing? Firewood? Mike’s Professional Tree Service is the way to go.
  5. Enhance Your Driveway
    1. Your driveway should look as beautiful as your freshly washed car parked in it. Check out Classic Seal Coating and Paving to take care of all of your pavement maintenance. Their rubberized coal tar emulsion sealer counteracts the destructive forces of oxidation, moisture, and outside chemical accumulations.

Ensure your exterior is in tip-top shape with a little hard work and some help from local professionals!

Mikes Professional Tree Services
17 Reservoir Road
Coventry, RI 02816
(401) 823-7485

Classic Seal Coating and Paving
15 Industrial Ln
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 273-6776

Outdoor Escapes of New England
112 Old Pocasset Lane
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 942-8857

Dental RI

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How well do you think your oral care is? We all know the basic tips for having a bright smile; Brush, and floss, twice a day and, use mouthwash. However, there are some uncommon tips that you might not know. This month, Dental RI would like to share these dental tips to help keep your smile clean and bright!

  1. Dentists Recommend Using A Toothbrush With Soft Bristles
    1. It is recommended that you use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Too much pressure and aggressive brushing can negatively impact your enamel and gums.
  2. The Proper Brushing Technique
    1. The proper brushing technique is to brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes. Remember to brush all surfaces including, the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of your teeth.
  3. Avoid A Dry Mouth By Drinking Water
    1. Bacteria loves a dry mouth, as it has the ability to thrive. To combat this, drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
  4. Rinse Your Floss
    1. It is very important to floss after brushing your teeth. Make sure to rinse your floss after flossing each tooth or use a different portion. If you don’t, you’re basically just transferring bacteria to a different tooth – you wouldn’t want that!
  5. Foods That Help
    1. The right foods can actually help your oral health! Coconut oil is great for your teeth. The coconut oil attacks the harmful bacteria living in your mouth. It can reduce plaque buildup, prevent tooth decay, and gum disease. Plus, it tastes great! Many kinds of toothpaste come with it as an active ingredient.

We love helping our patients get and keep shiny smiles. If you need more care or are searching for a new dentist, come talk to Dental RI! Dr. Dawn Gallucci is now accepting new patients. She is a trusted dental professional who has been serving Rhode Island for many years and would love to help you!

Visit Dental RI at 1249 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston RI 02920 or call 401-464-8000.

Spring Into Savings!

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Give your budget a spring cleaning and save up for a fun-filled summer with your family! With so many places re-opening, travel restrictions lifting, and vacation season right around the corner, there is no better time than now to get your budgets in order and start saving money. Here are a few useful tips to help you spring into savings!

1) See a Financial Advisor

The best way to begin your money-saving process is to talk to an expert. Book an appointment with a financial advisor so you can properly evaluate your current budget and determine what changes can be made to maximize your savings. Dream Builder Financial Services is well-equip to assist you with all your financial and insurance needs. To schedule a free consultation, visit

2) Be on the Lookout for Coupons & Online Deals

While this one may seem obvious, so many people fail to take advantage of discounts and online deals. Be sure to regularly check local publications (like Shop Local Rhody!) and social media for promotions from your favorite small businesses. There are also a number of free browser extensions such as Honey, that can assist you in finding deals. These tools search the internet for coupons and apply codes automatically at checkout, offering a super quick-and-easy way to start saving today!

3) Stash Away $50 Every Week

If you can, make a point of setting aside $50 each week. By the time summer rolls around, you could end up with around $500 of extra cash! That’s enough for a small getaway with the kids or a romantic weekend trip with that special someone.

4.) Be a Smart Online Shopper….Don’t Overspend!

With the ease and convenience of online shopping often comes the temptation to buy anything and everything with just a click of a button. While browsing products online certainly makes our lives easier, it is essential to avoid overspending. Be cognizant of your online shopping habits and set a limit on your weekly online purchases.

5) Clean Up & Sell your Stuff

In the spirit of spring cleaning, give your home a deep clean and get rid of items you never use! Admit it, we all have that sweater (or five!) sitting in the back of our closet that hasn’t seen the light of day in years. Gain storage space and money by selling your old clothes and household items. There are tons of online platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark, and Craigslist, filled with users who may be interested in purchasing your stuff.

Ronnie’s Professional Services

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Taking care of all your septic system needs! Ronnie’s was founded in 1980 and has been family-run and operated in Rhode Island ever since. Trust the experts that have led the industry for over three generations!

Ronnie’s Professional Services does it all!

Septic Pumping: Pumping your system involves clearing out solid waste to prevent it from overflowing in your draining field. Ronnie’s will pump and wash the tanks and filter completely and provide a thorough evaluation to ensure your system is working properly.

Inspection: If your town requires mandatory septic inspections, Ronnie’s has you covered! Our crew will evaluate the waste levels in your tank to avoid the risk of overflow.

Installation: Thinking about installing a septic system in your home? We design, install and maintain our septic systems in-house to guarantee you only the best product and service.

Repairs: Septic system failures can leave you in a very sticky situation if not repaired right away. Ronnie’s Professional Services can have your system fixed and running smoothly in no time!

If you currently have a functioning system it’s important to keep up with regular preservation efforts. Here are key tips to keep your septic system running smoothly!

  1. Schedule a system pumping every 2-3 years.
  2. Do NOT flush anything besides natural waste and toilet paper.
  3. Conserve water usage in your home to prolong the life of your system.
  4. Know the location of your system and keep the area undisturbed.

Check out to learn more about our services and important information you should know if you’re a septic owner.

For all your septic needs, count on Ronnie’s!

Outdoor Waterfront Dining In Rhode Island

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As the weather gets warmer and the COVID restrictions ease, it is finally time to enjoy the outdoors and the company of friends and family! What better way to soak up the sun than a delicious meal overlooking the waters of our beautiful Ocean State. That’s right – outdoor dining is here and ready to serve you!

Boathouse Waterfront Dining
Enjoy a specialty cocktail and a delicious bite while overlooking the breathtaking views of Mt. Hope Bay. Whether you’re craving seafood specials or land classics, Boathouse has the meal for you!

227 Schooner Drive
Tiverton, RI 02878

Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 10:00pm

22 Bowen’s Bar and Grille
Priding themselves on their casual elegance, indulgent food, classic drinks, and warm, genuine hospitality, 22 Bowen’s Bar and Grille is a classic tavern tucked into Newport’s harbor front.

Bowen’s Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Daily 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Coast Guard House
Looking over the stunning views of the Narragansett Bay, The Coast Guard House has been a Rhode Island favorite since 1940! Book your reservation in the igloos by the bay and enjoy their premium seafood cuisine.

40 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 am– 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Wickford On The Water
Whether you’re craving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Wickford On The Water is here to satisfy your appetite. Catch the sights of the sailing boats while enjoying your meal on their outdoor patio.

85 Brown Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
(Breakfast 8:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
(Breakfast 8:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Chelo’s Waterfront Bar and Grille
Overlook the excellent views of Greenwich Bay while indulging in great food, and listening to live entertainment!

1 Masthead Drive
Warwick, RI 02886

Sunday – Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm

The Perfect Sunday in Newport

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No plans for Memorial Day weekend? We’ve got you covered. Kick-off the summer with a day trip to Newport over the upcoming long weekend.

Coffee and a View at Coffee Grinder

Start your day off right with a fresh cup of coffee and a coastal view. Located at the end of Bannister’s Wharf, Coffee Grinder overlooks the historic Newport Harbor. Locally grown by a small-batch roaster in Massachusetts and hand-brewed using an Italian espresso machine, their coffee is carefully crafted and high-quality.


Grab Lunch at Newport’s Famous Corner Café

Hungry from all that shopping downtown? Hop on over to the Corner Café for a tasty, gourmet breakfast or lunch at a reasonable price. Nestled in the heart of Newport’s Broadway District, the Corner Cafe carries a creative and diverse menu—there is truly something for everyone! Find out what keeps locals and tourists coming back for more and give this beloved spot a visit.


Pay Your Respects at the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial

If you are looking to visit Newport on Memorial Day weekend, make sure to stop by Fort Adams State Park and check out the Boots on the Ground For Heroes Memorial display. Since 2016, each year on Memorial Day weekend, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) puts on a stunning display of over 7,000 military boots embellished with name cards and flags honoring the American soldiers that lost their lives in the Global War on Terror. The boots will be on display from 8:00 am on the 28th to 6:00 pm on Memorial Day, the 31st.


Enjoy a Delicious Seafood Dinner at The Mooring

Located on Newport’s picturesque waterfront, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar offers an unmatched dining experience with a range of ‘top-of-the-catch’ New-England style seafood dishes. Whether you are craving oysters or a lobster roll, The Mooring is the perfect way to end your day in Newport.

RetroBlast – Hearthside House

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Looking to take a step back in time? Visit the Hearthside House in Lincoln, a historic federal-style house built by Stephen Hopkins Smith in 1810. Come visit a unique 2 1/2 story house with a gable roof and impressive ogee curves directly above beautiful circular attic windows.

According to popular folklore, Smith, a Quaker, used his $40,000 lottery winnings (the equivalent of almost $800,000 today) to build a house to win over a young socialite from Providence. On a buggy ride along the Great Road, the young woman exclaimed, “Why, what a beautiful house, but who would ever want to live way out here in the wilderness?” Heartbroken, Smith brought the young lady back to Providence. He never married, lived in the house, or spoke of it again.

The name of the house originated in the early 20th century when it was home to the nationally-renowned hand-weaving business “The Hearthside Looms.” In 2001, a group of citizens formed “Friends of Hearthside”,” a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to serve as stewards of the house and help preserve the property. The Friends of Hearthside places high value on the enhancement and protection of the community’s quality of life.

Hearthside is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the Great Road Historic District. To ensure preservation standards are properly followed in any restoration work, Friends of Hearthside works closely with the RI Historical Preservation Commission. Restoring and repairing this home is completed with great care for its historical integrity and preservation for future generations.

Now an award-winning museum, Hearthside House is open between March and December for guided tours and historically-themed events and exhibits. The majority of Hearthside’s collections are donations and loans, as the eleven different owners over the history of the house left behind no original furnishings. The house represents a rich and diverse history, telling the stories of the many different families who lived there over the past 200 years. Step into past decades and experience interpreters dressed in period attire sounds from the Edison phonograph, the smell of bread baking, and the warmth of this enchanting home.

Friends of Hearthside is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021! Come learn about the captivating stories about the families who called this beautiful place home.

Hearthside House
677 Great Road,
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 726-0597

5 Exercises To Get Your Body Moving During Your Lunch Break

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Whether working at home or in an office, most of us are spending eight hours or more, five days a week, sitting at our desks. Finding time to exercise can be difficult with post-work exhaustion and our busy schedules. Your lunch break is the perfect opportunity to reset your mind and body, with easy exercises you can do right from your desk!

  1. Arm Circles

Stand with your feet apart and arms extended straight out, horizontal to your shoulders. Move your arms forward in small circles for 30 seconds, and then backward for another 30 seconds. Repeat twice.

  1. Chair Tricep Dips

Grab a stationary chair – no wheels! Move your body off the edge of the chair, leaving only your hands on the seat facing forward to keep you up. Extend your legs to a comfortable position and your feet in line with your hips. Lower your body down so that your elbows bend between 45 and 90 degrees. Use your palms to push your body back up.
Complete 2 sets of 10 repetitions.

  1. Chair Squats

Stand in front of your chair with your feet in line with your shoulders. Keeping your body weight in your heels, lower yourself in a sitting position down to your chair, and then back up to a standing position. Make sure you are stopping your squat before you touch the chair – no sitting down yet!
Complete 2 sets of 10 repetitions.

  1. Calf Raises

Stand behind your chair with your feet in line with your hips. Using the back of your chair for support, slowly raise your heels until you are in a tip-toe position. Lower your heels back down to the floor.
Complete 2 sets of 20 repetitions.

  1. Bicycle Crunches

Sit comfortably in your chair. With your hands placed behind your head, lift the opposite knee up to meet your elbow, and return back to your seated position. Alternate between your left and right side. Make sure you’re engaging your core!
Complete 2 sets of 20 repetitions.