Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty. So we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
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Thursday, May 16
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
This home in Barrington's Hampden Meadows neighborhood is described as 'outstanding craftmanship in perfect condition.'
Built in 1995, this Colonial sits in the secluded Mallard Cove development off of New Meadow Road just before the Swansea town line not too far from the northeast end of Hundred Acre Cove. The home has four bedrooms, two full baths and a half bath, a family room, a basement, a dining room, and a laundry room. The home's realtor, RE/MAX River's Edge, describes the home as "location, location. Beautiful better than new Colonial ... move-in ready. Outstanding craftmanship in perfect condition. Fantastic pride of ownership." The home has a patio overlooking a very private yard, a master bedroom with a bath, and a fireplace in the family room, hardwood floors and central air-conditioning. There is a total of almost 3,000 square feet of living…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Only two warranty deeds were recorded in Town Hall during the week of Jan. 15-21.
Only two warranty deeds were recorded in the Barrington Town Hall last week, Jan. 15-21. The properties are located in the middle school neighborhood and the Drownsville neighborhood in West Barrington. The sale prices on the properties were a low of $100 and a high of $239,000. The latter price can give you some idea of the value of your property if you live near or in that neighborhood. The former sale was a transfer of property within a family.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Housing trustees meet tonight; rowing club offers indoor training; learn to paint at Senior Center.
“Birding 101” is the subject of the Barrington Garden Club meeting at noon in the library, with Mike Tucker of the Audubon Society of RI sharing his knowledge of how to create back-yard environments that will attract birds. Members and guests ($5) are welcome. The Barrington Housing Board of Trustees meets in the library board room at 7 pm. URI baseball coach Jim Foster continues a free preseason winter clinic for pitchers and catchers in grades 9-12 at Tillinghast Farm, 231 Nayatt Road, at 6 pm. East Bay Rowing offers 17 weeks of indoor training for adults at 426 Fitness in Warren starting at 9 am. Click here eastbayrowing.com for more information. Learn to paint at one of the two painting classes at the Senior Center at 9:30 am and 12:30…