Monday, June 25, 2012


And an important reminder - 3 clicks from you can mean $250,000 for Only In Rhode Island, and countless opportunities for New England's independent businesses, artists, and artisans. Just click on the link below, log-in with your facebook account, Search Only In Rhode Island, and click to vote! We only need 250 votes to qualify for a $250,000 small business grant and with that money, we promise you, we can change the world. Please be a part of making our vision a reality. We truly appreciate your support.

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The America's Cup Yachts, the RI ConnectionThe America's Cup World Series begins tomorrow, the 26th, right here in Newport! We are so excited, not only that our lil' town is hosting this spectacular event but also that the decisive final day of dramatic racing will be shown coast to coast in the USA on NBC television on July 1, signaling the return of live America's Cup racing to network television in the United States for the first time in 20 years. This event also marks the long-overdue return of the Cup to it's rightful place in Newport!

The final day of racing on Sunday will determine not just the winner of the Newport event, but will also decide the 2011-12 AC World Series Championship. Currently, ORACLE TEAM USA's Jimmy Spithill holds a narrow four-point lead in the overall series.

Televised action, including both the match racing and fleet racing finals, is scheduled to start at 14.30 EDT on Sunday July 1st. The 90-minute program will be available across the United States on the main NBC network.

For up-to-the-minute info on the event, click the link to the AC Newport site:

http://www.americascup.com/en/Events/2011-2012-world-series/Newport-USA/About/

Friday, June 22, 2012

Loving our new bath & body line!!  The people have spoken! After testing out several fragrances, our customers voted and Newport Bathworks was born!! Scents include Newport Sunset, 2nd Beach Sunrise, Cliff Walk Blooms, Rose Island Light, and many more! Come in today and find your favorite - we have!

Photo: The people have spoken! After testing out several fragrances, our customers voted and Newport Bathworks was born!! Scents include Newport Sunset, 2nd Beach Sunrise, Cliff Walk Blooms, Rose Island Light, and many more! Come in today and find your favorite - we have!


Newport Flower Show is this weekend, so put on your fancy hat and enjoy the amazing beauty of this fantastic event!

The theme of the show this year is "Salsa". Exotic plants and colorful designs, inspired by the fusion of Latin Music and dance.

All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show are dedicated to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of The Preservation Society of Newport County’s 88 acres of gardens and landscapes




For more information, or to buy tickets, click here.......
http://www.newportmansions.org/events/newport-flower-show



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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our Drinks

We just got samples from Granny Squibb's "ASTONISHINGLY DELICIOUS" Iced Teas!! We love this company and are so excited about carrying Granny Squibb's wonderfully refreshing teas. In eight fantastic flavors (including unsweetened for those purists among us!)

Mojito Lime Tea


Don't forget to cast your vote for the Mission Small Business grant, so we can qualify for a $250,000 grant!!! With your support, Only In Rhode Island can branch out and change the world, one state at a time!!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012



We now have this amazing vintage Narragansett sign in our Newport store, thanks to one of our favorite customers!! It was so hot today, I think a frosty cold 'gansett is the perfect way to celebrate the first day of Summer!! Cheers!!

We also got a huge shipment of Narragansett Pint Glasses and Narragansett Brewery T-shirts! But we've been crazy-busy, they won't last long!


Narragansett Beer Pint Glass
 
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Exciting News on the Expansion-Front!!! We are nearly ready to expand our existing business to include ALL SIX NEW ENGLAND STATES!!! Our new venture will be known as Only In New England (clever, huh?) and we anticipate launching the website August 1st. This is truly an amazing time at Only In Rhode Island and we just can't wait to offer our amazing RI stuff all over New England, and to bring you incredible products from all over the region!!

To get us where we want to be in our new venture, we have applied for a grant with Chase Bank. They are sponsoring a program called Mission Small Business and will award $250,000 each to 12 different small businesses. As you might imagine, we very much want to receive this grant and believe our qualifications are unimpeachable, in that our expansion will allow significant growth for local companies, artists, and artisans throughout New England.

To complete our registration, Chase requires that we receive 250 "votes" on facebook from our supporters. We hope you will click on the attached link and vote for Only In Rhode Island in the Mission Small Business program. the deadline is June 30th, so there's no time to waste!!!




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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Photo


Quonset Air Show kicks off today and the weather could not be more spectacular!! One of those impossibly-perfect Ocean State days!! To satisy your taste for Rhode Island favorites at the show, Del's Lemonade is all set-up and scooping cup afer cup of frozen deliciousness!! And, Kenyon's is there too with their clam cakes (rumor has it that if you actually find a clam in their clam cakes, you win a prize, hahahaha). If you can't make it to the show,  we will gladly send you your own mix so you can celebrate at home!




http://www.onlyinrhodeisland.com/delslemonade.html



http://www.onlyinrhodeisland.com/kenclamandfr1.html



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Thursday, June 14, 2012

So, I just attended the AMAC Conference in beautiful St. Louis. AMAC stands for Airport Minority Advisory Council, and is the leading trade group of its kind for airport retailers. On behalf of Only In Rhode Island at TF Green, I was happy to attend.

So, there I was, enjoying the Arch, the Cardinals, and some tasty barbecue, when what to my wondering eyes should appear............................



Yes, Empire Bottling Works Soda!!! Where is it made, you ask??   BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND!!

How great is that!!! I travel more than 1,000 miles to find a stellar product made right here in the Ocean State!!! The store's proprietor said it's a new product for them but it's selling like hotcakes!! GO RHODE ISLAND!!! I believe we will be adding it to our list of refreshing beverages, as well!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Congratulations to all the Graduates in Rhode Island and everywhere this weekend! We at Only In Rhode Island wish you a future of adventure, happiness and dreams come true!





Very cool things to do in Rhode Island this weekend! For instance,
You can tour the 1739 Colony House, our original State House, and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, Newport's oldest house museum. Also, The Summer Jazz Series at Greenvale Vineyards from 1-4pm. Get out there and enjoy the weekend!!!


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Today's favorite thing of the day is .................(drumroll, please).................. SHORESCAPES!!
So, beautiful, The Shorescape is a dovetailed wooden box with glass faces that contains cleaned sand and items that found on the shorelines, along with sand dollars, sea urchins and shells.  Love 'em!!


http://www.onlyinrhodeisland.com/shorescapes.html

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Soooo many great new things in our stores this week!! New pint glasses from Newport Storm, .....perfect for Father's Day! "One Airport, One Area Code, One Beer" Newport Storm.  Love them!! $7.50 each or 4 for $20........


And, after much anticipation, we finally brought in Two Papas Biscotti! They use delicious, old-world recipes to make biscotti with the taste of Italy. Buon appetito!



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

We just got a brand new cooler in the Newport store (Thanks, Stu Tucker of Duffy's Tavern in North Kingstown!) and we're filling it with delicious, refreshing Rhode Island beverages!! Ocean State H2O Pure Spring Water; Del's Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, and Tangerine Lemonade (seriously great!), Granny Squibb's Iced Tea; and Yacht Club Soda, of course!!!  We may add a few more new products that have just come out, so stay tuned.................!!



Also, a shout-out to Bruce McIntyre of Jamestown, who rescued a fisherman in distress Saturday afternoon off the rocky shore in Jamestown. The Coast Guard was called in and Mr. McIntyre called it "A miracle" that they were able to make the rescue.  Read the full article, with photos, here......

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/06/jamestown-man-t.html

Monday, June 4, 2012

So much Rhode Island excitement this weekend!! Our very first Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Sunday night. Congratulations to her, her family, and all of us in Rhode Island who are so proud of her!!



Saturday was a rainy day in our lil' State, but it didn't keep the crowds away from Newport and the 2012 Great Chowder Cook-off!  Our congratulations to all the winners!



Creative Category
1st Place: The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar – Newport, RI (Booth #23)
2nd Place: Leo’s Ristorante – Bristol, RI (Booth #22)
3rd Place: Tavern by the Sea – North Kingstown, RI (Booth #25)
 
Clam Category
1st Place: Stefano’s Seafood Restaurant – Long Beach Island, NJ (Booth #2)
2nd Place: Luke’s Lobster / Hurricane’s Chowder – Greene, ME and New York City (Booth #6)
3rd Place: Pawtucket Skilled Nursing – Pawtucket, RI (Booth #7)

Seafood Category
1st Place: Melville Grille – Portsmouth, RI (Booth #33)
2nd Place: Rhody Joe’s – Wakefield, RI (Booth #34)
3rd Place: Bunratty Manor Hotel – County Clare, Ireland (Booth #36)

 
 
Finally, our Only In Rhode Island 10th Anniversary celebration continued through the weekend and was a tremendous success!! We so greatly appreciate the support of our customers and the many, many well-wishers who made our celebration so much fun!!
 
Lots of exciting news coming for this week, so stay tuned....................!!!