Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Sunday Patch Passport maps out where you can go on short drive from your home. In 60 minutes, you can be at Plimouth Plantation, walking in the early history of America.
Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA, is like stepping inside a history book brought to life. Reenactment actors dressed in petticoats and buckled shoes roam an a 17th-century English-style village. Heirloom livestock graze within hand-made pens. And a short jaunt through a wooded path brings you to a Wampanoag Homesite, hosted by interpreters with a Native American bloodline. Visitors can also drive down to the State Pier in downtown Plymouth to visit Mayflower II, a vessel created in likeness of the original. The non-profit strives to educate visitors on the history of two differing, but interwoven cultures. According to Wampanoag interpreter Chichil Moraza-Keeswood, while the English village is run by actors who stay in character, the …
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. Take a 30-minute drive to Battleship Cove.
In less than 30 minutes, you can be standing before a decommissioned U.S. battleship in Battleship Cove in Fall River – a floating museum full of rich military history. It's a great day trip for any age group. At Battleship Cove, visitors can see how war veterans lived and worked on the ships and can imagine themselves serving on the vessels back in WWII. The cove offers exhibits including PT boats, helicopters, a submarine, a destroyer, the world's only exhibited example of a Soviet-built missile corvette, the USS Fall River, and the centerpiece, the USS Massachusetts. Battleship Cove offers a plethora of activities including overnight stays, a carousel for kids and families, and guided tours. In August 2011, Battleship Cove will …
Visit this wonderful oasis of nature, history and shoreline vistas in the southern end of Bristol.
With its 127 acres of fields, forests, flower gardens and beautiful shoreline, Mount Hope Farm is truly one of Rhode Island's hidden gems. The farm has a colorful history as it has passed through several prominent owners over the centuries, but is now open to the public under the ownership of the Mt. Hope Farm Trust. Visitors can stay in the historic Governor Bradford Inn and explore some of the scenic waterfront grounds which played host to the last battle of King Philip's War in the late 1600s. Mount Hope Farm is open for the public to enjoy seven days a week from dawn until dusk.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Did you know your town offers places to sample all the tastes of the world? The Saturday Patch Passport is a complete list of places to eat in your town organized by international flavor.
Do you want to get out of the kitchen, but are bored of the same old places you always go to? Want some fresh ideas for tasty meals? Then the Patch Passport can help. We have assembled a list of local places with international flavors. Try one out and let us know what you think. Bon Appetit! American Asian/Chinese/Thai Italian European Bistro
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Thursday Patch Passport shows you a Little Bit of Paradise. This is a local place where you can feel like you are a million miles away from the daily stress of life, without having to go far from home. Come along and relax...
Who wouldn't relish the thought of lying on a tropical beach being fanned by palm fronds, all the while enjoying some cool ocean breezes as the tensions of everyday life are gently massaged out of your muscles? Alas, that tropical vacation is likely to remain a pipe dream for so many of us in this tight economy. But if you're looking for a little bit of local paradise, Tiffany's Salon and Spa, located at 21 West St., can help you escape from the stresses of your daily life. Owner Raymond Hennessey's sister and brother-in-law started the salon in 1965, and Hennessey bought the business from them in 1969. In the last 42 years, Hennessey has developed a loyal following of locals and non-locals alike, some of whom travel for many miles to …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.
Long summer days are perfect for taking the kids to the playground, and there is no better playground in town than Kids Kove, located at 281 County Road behind the Town Hall. Built in 2007 and next door to the Barrington Public Library, the playground has a giant rope pyramid, slides, swings, a rope bridge, and a multi-story playhouse to climb on. Suitable for tots to early teens, the playground is almost completely enclosed with a fence. And benches provide a convenient place for parents and caregivers to perch, making it easy to watch the kids as they climb, jump, run, and make new friends. Once the kids have gotten the wiggles out, consider a visit to Artist In You, located not far away at 71 Maple Ave. Artist in You offers classes for …
Monday, July 25, 2011
This week, Patch will help you become a tourist in your own town.
Monday, July 25, 2011
This coming week, Patch will help be your guide as you become a tourist in your town. Whether you're new to town or want to explore the town you've loved for years, we're here to show you what there is to see. Check back to Barrington Patch daily to see what excursion is next. We will feature stories, photos and videos showing off the best of our town. We hope this project encourages you to shop local, eat local and be local. Patch wants to show you how much your own town has to offer. And although everything will appear this week, it's not going anywhere. This page will remain a resource for you all year long. Whenever you're hosting visitors or need a Saturday activity, come back to this page. Your 7-Day Itinerary: MONDAY: For the Monday…