Massachusetts and Rhode Island Real Estate and Community News

Nov. 18, 2019

Prince Henry Society Annual Food Drive!

Prince Henry Society Annual Food Drive!

 

Fortified Realty Group LLC is hosting a raffle in order to collect the most food for the food drive this year!
Our goal is simple: Be the location who has the most donated goods.

Come by and drop off, or call the office and we will pick it up!

*no refrigerated items*


I bet your interested in the give away part…

Here is how it works:

When you bring in food you will be asked to fill out a small paper with your name, phone number, and email.

The food drive ends on Saturday November 23rd.

Monday November 25th We will announce the winners on Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

Prizes are as follows:

4th Place: 10 WinnersFree Thanksgiving Pie of either Apple, Blueberry, or Pumpkin!

 

3rd Place: 2 WinnersA $25 Gift Certificate to Dunny’s Saloon!

 

2nd Place: 2 WinnersA $25 Gift Card to Best Buy!

 

1st Place: 1 Winner - A $50 Gift Card to Stop & Shop to help with Thanksgiving dinner!

 

 

Nov. 18, 2019

An Overview of Fall River, MA

An Overview of Fall River, MA

 


A suburb of Providence, Fall River boasts a population of 89,258 and lies in Bristol County. Thanks to the availability of all amenities such as schools, parks, trails, medical and recreation facilities, Fall River holds plenty of attractions for locals and visitors. 

After the Great Fire of 1843, Fall River’s motto has been ‘We’ll Try’ ever since its rehabilitation era. Although the tragic fire accident caused significant damage to Fall River’s economic state, the city rebuilt and conquered numerous challenges. There are plans in the pipelines to transform the downtown area and shape it into a great American Downtown district.

Even though most of the textile mills in Fall River shut down during the 1930s, clothing and textile industries remained the largest source of revenue and employment in Fall River. In addition to its rich textile industry background, the city has been a transportation hub for the South Coast.

Today, several thriving industries in the city offer tremendous employment opportunities to the people of Fall River. Some of these include business services, insurance, food products, electronics, the production of chemicals and health care.

 

According to recent data findings, the economy of Fall River employs roughly 40k people. Some of the leading industries in the city include:

·        Health Care & Social Assistance

·        Fishing & Hunting

·        Manufacturing

·        Retail Trade

Fall River’s median household income is approximately $39,328. The average income of males in the city is 1.34 times higher than the average income of women. Households have a median yearly income of $39,328. Some of the most common jobs held by residents are in:

·        Production Occupations

·        Office & Administrative Support Occupations

·        Sales & Related Occupations

The city boasts a higher number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations than other places as well as in Construction & Extraction Occupations and Community & Social Service Occupations.

The most highly paid occupations in Fall River include Law Enforcement, Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners, and Other Technical Occupations. New businesses continue to pop up in Fall River, owing to the ongoing revitalization of the city.

In terms of real estate, Fall River offers a mix of new and old buildings to provide a contemporary lifestyle to its residents. You can check out several housing options at affordable rates to live a happy and peaceful life in Fall River, MA. The median cost of a home in Fall River is $249,000. If you want to rent out an apartment, the average rent for an apartment in Fall River starts from $1,200. You can opt for an apartment according to your preferences. The average rent of a two-bedroom apartment ranges from $1,300. If you want a small one-bedroom apartment, you can rent one from $1,100.

Final Thoughts

Fall River offers a peaceful and stable environment to ensure comfortable living. Residents are happy to enjoy a suburban feel and easy access to all nearby facilities. If you wish to know more about the economic and employment rate of Fall River, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

 

 

Nov. 14, 2019

Top 10 Things to do This Weekend 11-16-19

Top 10 Things to do this Weekend

 


Open Houses:
699 Valentine St, Fall River MA
Friday 11/15/19: 5pm – 6pm

Saturday 11/16/19: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Link:
Here

765 Wakefield st, West Warwick RI
Thursday 11/14/19: 5pm – 6pm

Saturday 11/16/19: 11am – 12pm

Link: Here

 

*Don’t forget the food drive!*

For all information: Click Here! 


 

 

Friday 11/15/19

1.     Paint a Vintage Sled – Tag Sale Treasures – 2154 Broad st, Cranston RI

Starts at 6:30pm

From Facebook.com: Holidays are coming. Love to decorate your home or porch? Please join us for a paint class, Paint a Sled! $55 per person you leave with a vintage sled you painted. Wine and dessert will be served. 10 spots available so prepay for your spot.


2.     Old School Jam at the Eagle! – Eagle Event Center – 35 North Main st Fall River MA

8pm – 12am

Advance tickets $10ea. Available at Spindle City Auto Glass - Gentlemans Quarters - Robert's Tuxedo - Dunnys Fall River and online at www.abdjgear.com/ccn.html Purchases of 8 or more tickets will get reserved seating.

From Facebook.com: A night of 80's-90's Dance Club Classics.
Freestyle, Dance, Hip Hop, R&B Throwbacks\ Music & Videos.
DJ Armand Berube - AB Entertainment Services

Doors open 7:30pm - Music from 8pm to Midnight at the Eagle Event Center


3.     Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train Ride – Blackstone Valley Polar Express – 1 Depot Sq, Woonsocket RI

4pm – 6pm

Prices start at $52 and may vary.
For details visit: Blackstone Valley Polar Express Tickets Website


From Facebook.com: Step into the enchanted world of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride in Blackstone Valley as the conductor shouts, "All Aboard!"

Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's Christmas classic, this family favorite becomes reality during a 3-hour event that includes a 90-minute excursion on a real-life train with a reading of the classic children’s story, sing-a-longs, games, hot chocolate served in a collectible souvenir mug, delicious cookies, games, and a special visit from Santa where he personally delivers the first gift of Christmas to every child. After we return to the depot from our train ride to view the North Pole, stay for a complementary photo with Santa. These photos often make great Christmas cards...and are memories that last a lifetime!!!

ARRIVE AN HOUR BEFORE YOUR TRIP for fantastic photo opportunities beside custom-made Polar Express backdrops with the characters of our show, a kids area that includes coloring and writing letters to Santa, and our official Polar Express gift shop - all inside the beautifully-decorated Historic Blackstone Valley Train Depot where music is playing and the spirit of Christmas fills the air.

Join us for an experience unlike any other!


***THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride in Blackstone Valley is the largest fundraiser for Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, an international award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that inspires and implements sustainable tourism in Northern Rhode Island. Proceeds from this event go toward their Blackstone Valley Heritage Environmental Trust Fund aimed at providing environmental education programs for local youth in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.***



4.     Shrek The Musical: Presented by Little Theatre of Fall River – Margaret L Jackson Preforming Arts Center at BCC – 777 Elsbree st Fall River MA

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Tickets are still available Here
(Ticket Price Range $10.00 - $25.00)

From Facebook.com: Shrek The Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!

Saturday 11/16/19

5.     Princess for a day – Swansea Community Center - 260 Ocean Grove Ave, Swansea MA

Starting at 10:30AM

From Facebook.com: We are delighted to be returning courtesy of the Swansea Library, thank you! The fun will take place at the Swansea Community Center and three princesses, Princess Beauty, Cinderella, and the Snow Princess will be on hand with stories, songs and hugs!
No preregistration is required.
Princess (and Prince) attire is always welcome! See you there!



6.     Bada Bingo! Not Your Grandma’s Bingo – Eagle Event Center – 35 North Main st, Fall River, MA

6pm – 10pm

Tickets are $40 in advance* and this event is expected to sell out! @ Event Ticket Website


From Facebook.com: You’ve probably heard of local churches hosting bingo nights but the Saint Vincent’s Services Bada Bingo! is one you will never forget! This AIN’T Your Grandma’s Bingo!

Join us for good food, good music, a cash bar and prizes that include everything from gift cards, to adult beverages and CASH!

Your ticket includes 15 games, a drink ticket and tasty appetizers! There will be a variety of different styles of bingo – so get your dabbers ready, pack up your lucky charms, meet us at the Eagle and get ready to WIN!

Doors open at 6pm, so come early and pick your lucky seat!


Sunday 11/17/19

7.     Sunday Funday Brix Brunch: Harvest Brunch Brix Restaurant – 909 East Main rd, Middletown, RI

10am – 2pm

From Facebook.com:
Our Sunday Funday Brix Brunches are returning this season! Cozy up with us with our fireplace roaring and glass in hand. Enjoy Executive Chef Andy Teixeira’s expansive brunch menu – this month infused with special of late harvest to warm your soul, plus wine or beer flights, seasonal cocktails and more. After brunch head downstairs to the winery and brewery.

Menu to come!

Reservations available between 10am – 2pm: https://www.opentable.com/brix-restaurant


8.     Autumn Wine Tasting – Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits – 580 William S Canning Blvd Fall River MA

1pm – 4pm

From Facebook.com: Join us for an Autumn Wine Tasting and experience a whole world of wine!

BUY MORE! SAVE MORE!
10% OFF 1 - 5 BOTTLES
15% OFF 6 OR MORE BOTTLES
(ONLY ON WINES BEING TASTED THE DAY OF THE EVENT. EXCLUDES SALE ITEMS.)


9.     Community Vaccination & Microchip Clinics – Providence Animal Rescue League – 34 Elbow st Providence RI

11am – 1pm

From Facebook.com: Join us here at PARL for low-cost vaccines (rabies (1 yr.), and/or canine or feline distemper vaccinations (1 yr.)) and microchips for your cats and dogs. No appointment necessary!

*First come, first served. Please bring dogs on leash and cats in carriers. Cash payments only!


10. New England Witchcraft Tales – Bridgewater Senior Center – 10 Wally Krueger way, Bridgewater, MA

2pm – 3:30pm

From Facebook.com: New England Witchcraft Tales... Do you know the tales of other New England witches outside of Salem, Massachusetts? Roxie's presentation guides guests through witchcraft stories from western Massachusetts to New Hampshire and Maine for tales that you may not be so familiar with - and some that pre-date the Salem witch hysteria. Learn about some of the New England place names that relate to old witchcraft tales. The presentation also highlights the evolution of customs and superstitions relating to witchcraft throughout New England. Not all witches come from Salem! Attendees might find themselves checking underneath their front doorstep, in their chimneys or in their backyards for remnants of these stories!

Free to attend - Sponsored by the West Bridgewater Historical Society

Nov. 7, 2019

Top 10 Things to do This Weekend 11-9-2019

Top 10 Things to do this Weekend

Friday 11/8/19

1.     Fast Times 80’s Party – Boneheads – 36 Water st Fall River MA

10pm – 2am

Impress our doormen with your outrageous 80's costume and get in for free!

OR:

$5 to get in.

From Facebook.com: Don't miss Fast Times as they roll into Boneheads Live and bring their colorful and exciting 80's party with them.

80's costumes encouraged!

2.     Friday Night Friendzy Altitude Trampoline Park – 1505 S. Washington st North Attleboro MA

7pm – 10pm

Tickets
Here

From Facebook.com: Join us from 7-10pm, 3hrs of jumping, 2 slices of Piezoni's pizza and a bottle of water for just $20


3.     Ruben Sings Luther – Ruben Studdard – RI Center for the Preforming Arts @ 848 Park Ave Cranston RI


Starts at 8pm
Tickets can be found
Here


Saturday 11/9/19

4.     Fall Whiskey Tasting – Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits – 580 William S Canning Blvd Fall River MA

4pm – 7pm

From Facebook.com: Join us as we explore the exciting and varied world of whiskey and focus on seasonally themed spirits & cocktails. this will be an event you will not want to miss!


5.     Dead of Autumn Horror Festival – Platnium City Gaming – 294 Winthrop st Taunton MA

6pm – 12am

$10 Admission at the door or
Here

From Facebook.com: Halloween may be over, but we live the horror life all year long! Zombie walk over to Platinum City Gaming for Dead of Autumn Horror Festival! BMG Events and It Came From The 508 Productions will be showcasing local horror films including the WORLD PREMIER of It Came From The 508 Productions' "The Box"! In between showings, you may enjoy the many games Platinum City Gaming has to offer, purchase one of their horror-themed drinks at the bar, get some treats at the concession stand, check out the amazing vendors bringing you spooky products, and enter the raffles to win some creeptastic prizes!

Ages 18+

Featuring Films by:

James D. Lamond of It Came From The 508 Productions

Jeremy Joseph Arruda of It Came From The 508 Productions

Marcus Slabine of Into The Labyrinth

Mathew Fisher of Boombastic Films

Rob Lee of Rob Lee Visuals

Alex DiVincenzio of Lockbridge Productions

401 Films

George James Fraser of Stained Glass and Bloodbath Productions

Jimmy Caputo of Cocktails and Dreams Productions

Justin Fortin of Maine Event Films

Vendors:
It Came From The 508 Productions
Happenstance Horror Festival
Boombastic Films
Mad Z Productions
Lockbridge Productions
Throwdown Thursday Podcast
Aaron Wujcik
Mike Doherty
Federation Comics
Truly Outrageous Jewelry
Sad Girl City
Frightfully Clean
Slasher App
Homemade Sin

6.     Hoods Up Weekend – Newport Car Museum – 1947 West Main rd Portsmouth RI

Starts at 10am

Ticket Prices:
children: $8
Adults: $18
Student: $15
Senior: $15
US Military: $15

From Facebook.com: See what makes the Newport Car Museum’s beautiful cars rock, rumble and roar! During “Hoods Up,” every car’s engine can be inspected and admired.

Tickets:
Here!


Sunday 11/10/19

7.     Fall Foliage River Cruise – Charles Riverboat Company – 100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge MA

12pm – 1:30pm

From Facebook.com:
It’s that crisp, beautiful and cozy time of year again. This 90-minute cruise is perfect for soaking up the spectacular fall foliage as you cruise past Back Bay, MIT and Harvard. Enjoy some apple cider and cookies, quintessential fall flavors sure to conjure memories of families and fireplaces. Let us guide you through the sights, sounds and flavors of fall. You're going to love it!
🍂 🍃🍁

Learn more
bit.ly/bostonfoliage


8.     The Armoury Yard Sale – The Armoury Wargames and Hobbies – 67 Huttleston ave Fairhaven MA

12pm – 4pm

From Facebook.com: It's that time again when we need to off load some extra gaming stuff and I am sure you have some as well. Projects you never got around to? Games you never opened? Looking to start something new but don't want to spend money? Or just looking for a some insane deals?! If so, keep reading:

Entry: $0

We are going to have tables for people to sell their games. Board games, table top miniature games, card singles, decks, paints, hobby supplies, role playing books and supplies. If it is gaming related you can sell it.

The Armoury will also have a large amount of stuff on sale. Pennies on the dollar guys! We are talking $50 models for $10 or entire $450 armies for $165!

All you have to do if you want to buy or look around is just come in. The earlier the better.

If you want to also sell here are the details:

Contact via PM on our
Facebook Page and let us know you are coming and how much room you will need. We have plenty of tables!

You will get tickets to mark your items. If something sells just give the customer the ticket and they will come up and pay us at the register and we will credit your Armoury account with store credit you can use anytime!

If you have any questions please PM (Private Message)  the store. We will be posting up a bunch of stuff we have for sale shortly!


9.     Scavenger Hunt – Market Street Pub & Grill – 99 Market st Warren RI

Starts at 11am

Admission: $10

From Facebook.com:
CASH PRIZES
TEAMS OF 4-5 people
ONE CAR
EAST BAY ONLY
YOU KNOW THE DRILL

BEST DAY EVER!

10. Craftopia: A festive day of art, crafts, food, and fun – Computer Part Art – Hope Artista Village: 1005 Main st Pawtucket RI

10am - 4pm

Admission: $1
Kids: free

From Facebook.com: 2019 CRAFTOPIA is a once yearly, carefully curated, festive day of art, crafts, food and fun held in the beautiful main corridor of Hope Artiste Village in ­Pawtucket. Craftopia is the area’s premier single-day, art and craft event, showcasing unique, ­locally handmade goods, and is known for its festive atmosphere and the quality of its sixty-plus ­juried ­vendors from around New England. The event showcases a varied collection of fun, high-quality, handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, prints, clothing, handbags, bath and body, baby accessories, fine art and always something unexpected.

There will be food trucks outside and hot coffee inside, so enjoy the holidays and shop early at Craftopia..




Oct. 31, 2019

Top 10 Things to do this Weekend 11-2-19

Top 10 Things to do this Weekend

Thursday 10/31/19

1.     Mall Wide Trick or Treating – Dartmouth Mall – 200 N Dartmouth Mall, Dartmouth MA

5pm – 6pm

From Facebook.com: Mall Wide Trick or Treating starting at 5 p.m.. WHILE
SUPPLIES LAST.


2.     Hotel Viking Halloween Soiree Hotel Viking – 1 Bellevue Ave Newport RI

8pm – 12am

$10 Door Charge


From Facebook.com:  We want you.. Come if you dare...

Join us for a night of Costumes & Cocktails at Hotel Viking
With Special Guest DJ & Ghoulish Drinks!

| Bellevue Ballroom |Costume Required | 21+ Event |



3.     Neon Nights: Holloween at the Arcade – Freeplay Bar & Arcade – 182 Pine st Providence RI

7pm – 1am

From Facebook.com: Your fully loaded Halloween Night party at Freeplay Bar & Arcade is nearly here. Are you ready?

The October edition of NEON NIGHTS falls on Halloween! Bring your friends and chill while enjoying great retro synth music, spooky cult cinema, tons of scary classic gaming, and, of course, candy.

Dress to impress for a 1980s costume contest with NEON merch for prizes all night! Come as a 80s movie or video game icon and convince us that your costume rocks hard enough to get first, second, or third place.

Just $5 normal FreePlay cover for all of this - How amazing is that?

Synthwave DJs: NEON and DJ ChefTom and bring you killer Synthwave and Outrun music all night long! A six hour set comprised of the finest Retro Synthwave and Outrun music from the masters of the modern 1980s music revival.

Arcade Fever: Challenge your high scores on over 165 arcade and pinball games!

• Console Gaming: Retro Consoles playing some terrifying games from the past - including terrifyingly bad ones!

Halloween Horror: A mini Halloween film festival!

• Craft Beer on draft & Cocktails


Friday 11/1/19

4.     Halloween Trick or TreatingSouthcoast Market Place – 550 William S Canning Blvd, Fall River MA

2pm – 7pm

From Facebook.com: Get ready to wear your most creative Halloween costume! The SouthCoast Marketplace is proud to provide families in our community with a fun, and safe place to go trick-or-treating for the second year! We look forward to seeing all of your awesome costumes!


5.     Ghouls & Brews Prospect Terrace Park - Congdon St, Providence, RI 02906

7pm – 10pm

Tickets:$22
Ticket link here

From Facebook.com: Join us for night of ghosts and tipples on The Day of the Dead! We're chartering a Providence Ghost Tour to learn a thing or two about our capitol city's spooky history, then heading out for a pint at Wild Colonial Tavern. Follow the ticket link above to reserve your spot today!

Here's the schedule:
7-7:20pm: Gather at Prospect Terrace Park for some treats and mingling [note - a different tour will be departing the park at 7, so make sure you don't accidentally tag along with them!]

7:30pm: Ghost Tour departs Prospect Terrace Park

9pm: Ghost Tour ends at Prospect Terrace Park and [Optional] we head to Wild Colonial Tavern.

Logistics:
Make sure you wear comfortable, warm clothing. We will be outside and WALKING! Wear costumes if you like!

Parking: there is plenty of street parking on the side streets around Prospect Terrace Park.

Getting to Wild Colonial Tavern:
If you intend to join us for a beer, we strongly encourage you to find alternate transportation such as Uber, Lyft, or a designated driver! Wild Colonial is approximately 1 mile from the park (15-20 min walk), and some of us will likely be walking or looking to share an Uber/Lyft.

Your ticket covers the cost of the tour. All drinks at Wild Colonial are pay as you go.

This event is open to anyone 21+. Can't wait to see you there!


Saturday 11/2/19

6.     NYC Comedy Invades Rhode Island The Guild – 461 Main st Pawtucket RI

7pm – 9pm

Tickets:$15
Can be found here
or $20 at the door

From Eventbrite.com: The Guild presents a night of stand-up comedy from some of the best and funniest comedians from the NYC comedy scene for one night only! This showcase features professional comedians from the New York City comedy scene and will undoubtably be a night to remember!

What: LIVE STAND UP COMEDY

Who:
JORDAN RAYBOULD (New York Comedy Festival, Caroline's, Anxiety Now, The Raybould Brothers)
BRET RAYBOULD (Skankfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Raybould Brothers)

Based out of NYC, Jordan and Bret Raybould are two of the funniest-comedians in the city. Together, they have created the popular YouTube Channel, the Raybould Brothers, that has been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post, and at the top of all sorts of comedy subreddits. For the past several years, they've been touring up and down the East Coast as part of their "NYC Comedy Invades" series, performing in bars, coffee shops, and small theaters - all unconventional independent venues. Their goal is to give you that comedy club side-splitting laughter without the comedy club prices. No matter the venue, they deliver.


7.     Waterfire Salute to VeteransWaterplace Park – Memorial Blvd Providence RI

Lighting starts at Sunset

Free and open to the public


From GoProvidence.com: A full WaterFire is a multisensory experience that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. This series of bonfires, installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music. WaterFire Providence® is an independent, nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
Sponsored in part by National Grid.
Visit the Waterfire website for more info.


8.     Diman PTO Craft Fair Diman Regional Vocational Tech High School – 251 Stonehaven rd Fall River MA

9am – 4pm

From Festival.net: 7th Annual Craft fair over 50 crafters and vendors. Free entry and free door prize entry. Food and bake sale. Raffle table.All proceeds go to the PTO scholarship program.


9.     Canned Heat Craft Beer Co Anniversary Event – Canned Heat Craft Beer – 52 Ferry st Fall River MA

12pm – 9pm

From Facebook.com: We're celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary. Join us for our all day party featuring exclusive glassware, giveaways, DJ sets from DJ Primitive and DJ Sterbyrock, and plenty of BEER!


Sunday 11/3/19

10. The Seekonk Flea Market – Seekonk Flea Market – 1782 Fall River Ave, Seekonk MA

7am – 1pm

From Facebook.com:
Outdoor Flea Market hosting hundreds of vendors with a wide array of collectibles and goods. Sporting Goods, Antiques, Collectibles, Bicycles, Electronics, Automotive and so much more. Every Sunday from 7 am till 1 pm. Check out more info at www.seekonkfleamarket.com


Oct. 24, 2019

Top 10 Things to do this Weekend 10-26-19

Top 10 Things to do this Weekend

 

Friday 10/25/2019

 

1.     Bristol’s Ghost Hunting Halloween PartyBristol Community College – 777 Elsbree st Fall River, MA

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 (children under 3 FREE)

From Facebook.com: Experience a Halloween Party like never before! Enjoy a delicious “ghost protection” buffet dinner prepared by Culinary Arts students followed by a Ghost Hunting mission headed by seasoned ghost catchers from the Theater Program!

While missions are underway, engage in fun activities and games with the Early Childhood Education students. Stay until the end for a carved pumpkin raffle.

Buy your tickets online at BristolCC.edu/Halloween or get them in
person by visiting the Culinary Arts Department in G Building, lower level.


2.      Fun 107 Monster Mash at the VaultThe Vault Music Hall & Pub at Greasy Luck – 791 Purchase st New Bedford, MA

10pm – 1am

Tickets at door: $15


21+ only event

From Facebook.com: Our annual Halloween Party is coming to New Bedford on Friday, October 25th. This is a 21+ party and tickets are limited. Dress your best because we have BIG $$$ payouts for the best costume and best makeup thanks to Hair in Motion Cosmetology Academy.

3.     Halloween Bash: Part of October Fest – Crowther’s Restaurant – 90 Portersville rd Little Compton, RI

7pm – 11pm

No Cover Charge


Live Music by Blues Train
Costume Contest
Snack Buffet

October Fest: All Month Bratwurst & Pretzels, Craft Beer and more!


Saturday 10/26/2019

4.     Beervana Fest 2019Rhodes on the Pawtuxet – 60 Rhodes Place Cranston, RI

Session 1: 1pm – 4:30pm
Session 2: 6pm – 9:30pm

Tickets: $55


From Eventbrite.com: Our mission: To enlighten and educate the community for the responsible appreciation of craft beer.
Join us for Rhode Island's ultimate craft beer fest at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.
Ticket includes 1 tasting glass, 2 oz pours of some of the best beers in the world, fest guide and 1 bottle of water.

Bigger and better than ever!
2 floors of World Class Craft Beer!
60 Beer Tables!
200+ Beers!!!

See Eventbrite.com for more information and ticket purchase.

5.     Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend – Roger Williams Park – 1000 Elmwood Ave Providence RI
Starts at 10am

From aarp.com: Spooky fun crafts, Halloween museum quest, museum vault tours (additional admission applies), creature features and a trick-or-treat bag full of Halloween fun! Visitors receive a complimentary treat bag. Free museum and planetarium admission for costumed visitors.

Special Creepy, Crawly Happenings
10am-4pm: Not-so-Spooky Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Eerie specimens from the museum’s vaults on display, skeleton puzzle, make your own spider hat and more.

1:00pm and 3:00pm: Museum Vault Tours
Cost: $5 per person (includes museum admission)/Does not include planetarium admission. Children must be age 4 and older to enter the vaults.
Come join us for a tour of the Museum’s underworld – the basement vaults. If you are tantalized by what you have seen on exhibit, come visit the 99% you have not seen. See bats, mini-beasts, vultures, spiders and more… many have never been on public view! Do not miss this rare chance to explore the collections in storage in this behind-the-scenes, underground tour! (Vaults are only accessible by stairs.)

2:00pm: NEW! Max Goes to the Moon Fulldome Planetarium Show
Cost: Free admission for costumed visitors or $3 per person (includes museum admission). Children must be age 4 and older to enter the planetarium. (Family audience)

Ever wonder what it’s like to go to the Moon? This new show, based on the children’s book, “Max Goes to the Moon” by Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, takes us on such an adventure. Please note: This fulldome planetarium show DOES NOT include a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector.


6.     Faneek’s Trunk or TreatFaneek’s – 269 Rhode Island Ave Fall River, MA

4pm – 7pm

From Facebook.com: Join Faneek's, CAT Studio custom airbrush tattoos, and Striking Creations face painting as we team up for another Halloween!

What is a trunk or treat you ask the aim of providing a safer environment for trick-or-treaters around Halloween, trunk or treat involves a community coming together in a parking lot so that children can trick-or-treat out of the decorated trunks of cars 🚗

🍭So instead of going house to house kids go from trunk to trunk to get their treats 🍬

Our trunks will be open and offer complimentary costumes (while they last) airbrush tattoos, and face painting and we already have several people coming to set up trunks! message us for more details on setting up a trunk. There will also be a contest and prize for best decorated trunk!

We will also be setting up a haunted hallway that goes down Faneek's driveway and behind the back of the property so kids can start off with a spooky
👻 experience!

Stay tuned for much more information! Message us or leave a comment if you have any questions!

Last year we did a costume drive and had complimentary face painting and air brush tattoos on Halloween....this year we want to make it BIGGER and BETTER.

This event is totally complimentary. We just want to create a safe and fun place for all kids to be able to celebrate Halloween!


7.     Dublin Rose Halloween Party Dublin Rose Restaurant – 940 Fall River ave Seekonk, MA

Prizes for best costume!

Live Music: Fast Times


From Facebook.com: Join us as we return to Dublin Rose for a great Halloween BASH! No excuses to not party hard since you can just get a hotel room right there. Prizes for best costume (although we're biased and like to see those 80s costumes) plus tons of dancing and fun so make your plans now before it's too late!


8.     Halloween at the Castle – Barnaby Castle – 299 Broadway, Providence RI

7pm – 12am
VIP hour: 7-8p
*VIP hour 7-8p with a special performance by Miss Wensday Music*
Gen Admin: 8p-12a

VIP Ticket $200 includes: All access to to floors 1-3 and the top of the turret. As you enter, have your portrait snapped by Vintage Girl Studio. Enjoy the haunting sounds of Miss Wensday as you strool the space. Open bars on all levels and food from some of the best local eateries on each floor including: Capital Grille, Los Andes, Ellie's, Siena,Oysters from American Mussel, and sushi from Ten Prime. Take in the musical stylings of Resin Ed with cocktails and bottomless champagne. VIP 2 brings you to the very top with some special surprises in store along with beer and wine bar, and yes, more food!
Gen Admin $100 includes: Doors at 8p, first-floor access. Open bars, bottomless prosecco, tasty local foods from: Troop, El Rancho Grande, Great Northern BBQ, Pizza J, Xaco Taco, Whole Foods, Sin, Olneyville System all while you dance the night away.


From Facebook.com: Come to celebrate as we raise funds to support the restoration of the public spaces at Barnaby Castle. This year's focus is on the epic four story tower. Don't miss out on the best party of the year!
Both ticket levels include entry into the epic costume contest and complimentary valet parking from United Parking Valet.

Sponsorship opportunities available.
This is a 21+ event!


9.     Halloween WildstockJacky’s Galaxy – 383 Metacom Ave Bristol, RI

Starts at 6pm

Tickets are $25
and include a fabulous buffet provided by Jacky's Galaxie!  

From Patch.com: Join us for a WILD Halloween bash- the 16th Annual Halloween Wildstock- with all proceeds to benefit The Wildlife Clinic of RI.  Band line-up this year include Ed Rashed, Trinity, Rendition, Band of Brothers and Repercussions. As always there will be a great raffle!  Come dressed or come as you are for a great time, great music, great food for a gret cause!  Tickets will be available at the door. 

Sunday 10/27/2019

10. 16th Great Pumpkin Road Race and Dog WalkPet Partners Inc – 139 Shaw st Fall River, MA

8:30am – 12pm

From Facebook.com: We are celebrating our 16th Annual pumpkin road race and dog walk! We would love to see everyone come out this year for a fun family day!! Once again this year Samuel Adams will be sponsoring our event along with many other business's. All registered participants will have access to free beer and food. We will also have a large raffle with great prizes from local eateries and business's. Strut your stuff in our costume parade and bring the kids along for our kids fun run! Hope to see everyone there!!

Oct. 17, 2019

A Brief History of Architecture and Housing in Fall River, MA

A Brief History of Architecture and Housing in Fall River, MA

 

Fall River witnessed economic prosperity during 1871 and 1872, with the establishment of several new corporations and mills, as well as expansion of a few of the older mills. During these two years, the population of Fall River increased by 20,000 inhabitants, and the overall mill capacity also doubled.

Fall River had 1/6 of all New England cotton capacity by 1876 and one-half of the overall print cloth production. Also called Spindle City, Fall River became so popular that it was second to only Manchester, England.

Moreover, the workers required accommodation, leading to the building of more than 12,000 company housing units, housing the workers and French Canadian and Irish immigrants. Thousands of wood-framed multi-family apartment buildings having up to six apartment houses accommodated workers in the city.

During the 19th century, the city attained fame for the granite rock, on which much of the city is constructed. During this time, numerous granite mines operated. In its prime, Fall River boasted more than 110 cotton mills, nearly two-thirds of which were developed of native granite. As it was highly regarded as a building material for private homes and public buildings alike, a large number of the mills and homes in Fall River featured this native stone. One of the best examples of granite used for constructing private homes is The Chateau-sur-Mer mansion in Rhode Island, which is a landmark of High Victorian architecture.

The Barnard Mills structure also incorporated native granite, built in 1874. The first mill to employ ring spinners instead of mule spinners, Barnard enjoyed great success until its closing in 1939. Barnard Mills had an initial capacity of 28,000 spindles, which augmented to 66,000 spindles.

Although a large percentage of the mills in Fall River were constructed using the native Fall River granite, some were constructed out of red brick. That’s because transporting granite through the city and down the hill was pretty expensive as there were no rail lines. The mill has now been re-developed as a commercial retail space known as Tower Mill.

Later, the city demolished multiple historic buildings, which included the 150-year-old Troy Mills, the Old City Hall, as well as quite a few other brick-and-mortar buildings.

In 1978, Fall River opened the B.M.C. Durfee High School, replacing the historic Rock Street masterpiece as it became outdated and overcrowded. Now, the Durfee ranks among the largest high schools in Massachusetts. Since 1980, Fall River has witnessed a significant amount of new development in the North end of the city. Fall River’s historical monuments still hold great attraction for both locals and tourists including mills, houses, and museums.

Fall River is an incredible place to live a peaceful life. Thanks to the development of modern housing units and affordable housing options, the real estate market are booming in Fall River. If you want to buy or rent a house or apartment in Fall River, get in touch with us to explore a wide variety of contemporary housing options, equipped with all basic and luxury amenities.

 

 

 

Oct. 16, 2019

Top 10 Things to do This Weekend 10-19-19

Top 10 Things to do This Weekend

 

Thursday 10/17/2019
SALEM EVENT

1.   The Great Salem Pumpkin Walk – Salem MA (Map Required [https://www.salemhorror.com/schedule/salem-pumpkin-walk] )

3pm – 8pm

Free Registration – Adopt a Pumpkin: $5 – Adopt 5 Pumpkins: $25 (Donations)

For a list of Participating Businesses see: https://bit.ly/2Bd8Xz9


2.   Hocus Pocus Mom/Friend & Me Paint Event – Barrett’s Ale House – 4171 North Main st, Fall River MA

5:30pm – 7:30pm

From Facebook.com: Make a step by step canvas painting of the Hocus Pocus crew with mom, child, friend, dad, grandparent, etc... Any combo of 2 people! Recommended for children 6 and older, teens, and adults. Please only buy 1 ticket per every 2 people painting.Includes 2 canvases, and all materials to make painting. Each person will pick 2 of the 4 characters,and other will make the 2 remaining. Does NOT include food or tattoos.
Must prepay to hold spot. Cash only at door if spots are available. Refund requests must be made 24 hrs or more before event start time! No exceptions or credits!


Friday 10/18/2019

3.   Fear Town 1710 Fall River Ave, Seekonk MA

Opens at 7pm

General Admission - 45 min Haunted House: starting at $17
Combo Ticket – 45 min Haunted House & “Witch Hunt”: starting at $27
All Access Ticket – 45 min Haunted house & “Witch Hunt” & Ax-Throwing ($4 Game Credit) & 1 Soft Drink: starting at $46

https://bit.ly/2MmIGVn

From RIHauntedhouses.com: Fear Town Haunted House is a massive outdoor haunted attraction that is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Located deep in the woods at Seekonk Speedway, Fear Town will take you on a terrifying journey in and out of the run-down buildings that have been hidden for decades. As you progress through the trail, monsters will come at you from all angles to try and make you a permanent resident of the woods. So before you decide to enter, ask yourself one question:

How Much FEAR Can You Take?

Fear Town Haunted House is a fully interactive experience and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. The attraction will take you indoors and outdoors and will require you to walk on uneven ground. Proper footwear is required.

4.   Roosevelt Ave Haunted Illuminations – Slater Mill Historic Site – 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket RI

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Free Admission


From Goprovidence.com: The 6:30 pm illumination of City Hall's Tower, and the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House in dramatic lighting and audio on Friday October 18 sets the spirited tone for an extended week of haunted happenings in Pawtucket, RI. https://bit.ly/2VKOtai


 
Saturday 10/19/2019

5.   28th Annual Seafood Festival at Bowen’s Wharf – Bowen’s Wharf – 13 Bowens Wharf, Newport RI

11am to 6pm (Rain or Shine – Under Tents)

Free AdmissionFood and Beverages can be purchased at vendor booths.

From Freshnewengland.com:  Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 28th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 19th and 20th. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season!
Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival offers fresh, local seafood. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, oysters, signature cocktails and cold Whaler’s Brewing beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents.
Other neighboring restaurants and fisherman’s associations serve up their most celebrated seafood dishes (lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams, as well as a few dishes for landlubbers and kids). Fresh smoothies, donuts and kettle corn for your sweet tooth. Cafe-style seating is set up throughout the Wharf and proceeds from festival bars benefit Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s 200-foot official sailing education vessel.

Other information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2ML72aj


6.   Family Haunted Barn Night – Haskins Farm – 30 Padelford St, Berkley MA

3:30pm – 6:30pm

$5 Entry fee – Kids Under 3yrs: Free

From Faceook.com: Come join us at our Haunted Barn Event!

Skeleton horses, zombie barn dogs, games and face painting!

Food will be available on site!

7.   Providence Hard Cider & Doughnut Fest – The Arcade Providence – 65 Weybosset st, Providence RI

This event is 21+ only I Rain or Shine

(Registration 3-5pm only)
3pm – 9pm


General Admission: $25.00
4 Person Group Rate @ $18.00: $72.00
Early Bird (first 200 Buyers): $19.00
10 Person Group Rate @ $17.00: $170.00
*Sales End Oct 19th*

From Facebook.com: Providence Hard Cider & Doughnut Festival I Sat Oct 19th

Part Bar Hop, Part Sweet Celebration! Featuring (11) bars & restaurants, premium hard cider & 2,000 doughnuts! The official kick off to fall season has arrived!

185 tickets have just been added, if you see the blue "Get Tickets" button, they are available, cheers!

Save Ticket Link - https://ciderdonutfestri.eventbrite.com

Participating Venues:
-The Arcade Providence (Registration 3-5pm only)
-Rogue Island Kitchen & Bar
-New Harvest Coffee & Spirits
-The Black Sheep
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-The Stable Providence
-Murphy’s
-Barnaby’s
-Layali
-Tommy’s Place
-Bar Louie
-Providence G Pub
-Muldowneys

(Registration 3:00-5:00PM ONLY) *All participants must register at The Arcade Providece - (65 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903) for wristbands & maps. If you are unable to make 3:00-5:00pm registration, you can send someone to pick up items with your tickets but it must be during this time.

*All Ticket Levels : (1) Wristband Good for the following reduced specials : $4 Hard Cider, $4 Hard Seltzer & $2 Premium Doughnut Specials At Participating Venues - (1) Festival Map - (1) Entry Into Grand Prize Giveaway Contest *Grand Prize Giveaways (4) Summer Cooler Bags *All Participants eligible for grand prize giveaways, winning groups will be selected on site.

*The Hard Cider & Doughnut Festival experience is an active celebration. Participants should expect a completely interactive event with hundreds of friends & full venues. Please note these are NOT sampling events. With and only with the official event wristband will participants receive reduced $2 doughnut, $4 drink specials. Doughnut "sweet spot" venues will be clearly marked on your event map! Please note not all bars will have doughnuts as they do not make them, we will be specifically catering them in for this one time event.

**Doughnut stop venues will be $2.00 per item & CASH ONLY to speed up the check out process. We apologize, we cannot accept credit on site with this many participants**



Sunday 10/20/2019

8.   Paint & Wine Fundraiser – Pumpkin Painting on Canvas1316 Highland Ave, Fall River MA

6pm – 9pm

Tickets: $30 @ https://bit.ly/2MKMxuu

From Eventbrite.com: Paint & Wine Fundraiser hosted by The Friends To Elect Christopher Peckham. Instructed by Casey Miranda owner of Casey's Fun Faces. Each ticket includes all the materials to make the painting on a 9x12 canvas, and 2 glasses of wine. NO outside food or drinks allowed! Bottled water will also be provided.
Must prepay to hold spot. Cash or personal checks will be accepted at door if spots are available. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS! This is a fundraiser. Thank You!

SALEM EVENT

9.   Halloween Bus Trip To Salem MA – Flint Neighborhood Association – 112 Flint st, Fall River MA

2pm – 9pm

Adults: $40.00
Kids 3-10yrs: $30.00
Kids Under 3: Free

From Facebook.com: Join us in a fun filled bus trip to Salem MA to celebrate Halloween.
Put on your best costumes and come have fun with yours kids.
We bring you there and back by coach bus.
Salem festivity lasts all the month of October.



SALEM EVENT

10.                   Crafting at the Witchery – The Witchery – 61 Wharf St, Salem MA

*Make your own broom, tarot box, spell kit, spirit board, and more!*

Reservations are a MUST TheWitcherySalem.com or call 339-203-1307

Cost for ticket is $10










 

Oct. 15, 2019

Real Estate Market in Fall River, MA

Real Estate Market in Fall River, MA

Affectionately referred to as Spindle City, Fall River is famous for its breathtaking views of the Taunton River and Battleship Cove. Thanks to plenty of exciting attractions and the availability of all basic amenities, the real estate market is thriving in Fall River. 

The most pleasant months in Fall River are June, August, and September while the December to February are the least comfortable months.  There are many reasons why people love to visit and live in Fall River. The average population is educated while there are many venues for art and culture enthusiasts.

Fall River, MA, was once a flourishing textile community. At present, Fall River is a hub of different cultures and cuisines. The town is located on the banks of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay, making Fall River an exciting place to buy a house or rent an apartment.

Apart from having several happening Portuguese restaurants, Fall River is home to many popular bakeries and eateries.

Thanks to many tourist destinations, Fall River is also a famous spot for people who like to explore cultural and historic sites.  Fall River was once home to the country’s most eminent merchants, lawyers, bankers, and business owners. Although a large part of Fall River was destroyed in a couple of major fire incidents, it is now known for its prized Victorian homes which offer a unique blend of contemporary and timeless architecture.

 If you are looking forward to buying a home in Fall River, you can check out several different options available on our website: www.fortifiedrealty.net.

The median cost of a home in Fall River is about $249,000; and rising. Homeowners who are looking to sell real estate in Fall River can also find plenty of buyers as the demand for homes far outpaces the supply.

Multi-Family rental properties are also abundant in Fall River, providing homeowners great opportunities to create passive income through real estate.  Fall River offers a fine mix of new and old buildings.

If you are looking forward to renting an apartment in Fall River, the average rent for an apartment is almost $1000 now. You can choose any apartment with one, two, or three bedrooms. The price of a one-bedroom apartment in Fall River starts from about $800 a month while the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment starts from about $900.  3 BR apartments, which are in high demand, have been averaging about $1200.  

A great resource for renters looking for an apartment is: www.rentinfallriver.com

There are also plenty of options available for higher end “market rate” housing in Fall River.  With the forthcoming Southcoast Rail Commuter MBTA Service to Boston, many developers have been creating a much more higher end level of rental units that Fall River never historically had.  It will be interesting to see if these properties are sustainable long term.  Regardless, the effects of these developments have been felt throughout Fall River with increased rents and property values throughout the city.  

Fall River is a great place to live and enjoy a wide number of parks, trails, and recreational activities. The real estate market is booming in Fall River due to its proximity to Boston, Providence, Newport and Cape Cod.  There are many schools, hospitals, restaurants, stores and other amenities available for people of all ages.

If you want to know more about how to invest in real estate in Fall River, feel free to get in touch with us.

 

 

Oct. 11, 2019

The History of Fall River’s Famous Chow Mein Sandwich

The History of Fall River’s Famous Chow Mein Sandwich

[Photo Provided by: atlasobscura.com ] 

There is no denying that some of today’s most popular dishes in America are local versions of different cuisines. Americans have proudly created dishes like Kung Pao chicken, Chop Suey, and Orange Chicken.

If you are visiting or living in Fall River, you know about the local Chow Mein Sandwich, which adds a creative twist to the original Chow Mein. Once you have it, you will never get over the fried Chow Mein noodles with succulent meat and scrumptious gravy, served on a hamburger bun.

Now the combo does sound weird, but the sandwich is one of the most filling foods you will ever eat in Fall River. While tourists are tempted to use a fork, locals prefer calling it a ‘pick-up and eat sandwich.’

The burger boasts an interesting history that dates back to the 1800s when Chinese immigrants were setting in New England. Anthropologists reveal that the immigrants mostly worked in laundries as the job did not require them to converse in English. They added small teashops to the back of the laundries, leading to the birth of several restaurants later.

The newly launched Chinese restaurants began cooking food items that would cater to the immigrant customers, since the French Canadian, Polish, and Irish immigrants working in the textile mills in Fall River did not know about the cuisine. The restaurants focused on creating cheap, easy to make, and filling dishes.

It was 1926 when Frederick Wong settled in Fall River. Initially, he worked for his uncle but later launched his own company by the name of Oriental Chow Mein Company, in 1938. He observed that New Englanders were fond of gravies. Hence, he created an amazing sandwich featuring his patent Chow Mein noodles and minced meat with a thick layer of gravy and a hamburger bun. The ingredients for the gravy included onions, bean sprouts, and celery. The snack became an instant hit among immigrants who were on the lookout for cheap but filling food.

Today, The Oriental Chow is the only one in the region that still offers Chow Mein noodles. The factory burned down in 2009, and there were no immediate re-opening plans until it resumed when locals began calling Wong’s daughter in law, questioning the restaurant’s revival.

Fall River's immigration history created a unique sandwich that was neither Irish, nor Polish, nor Chinese. The sandwich was quick to make, cost just a nickel, and was filling enough to be a meal on its own. Thanks to the massive popularity of the sandwich, the Fall River school cafeteria served it until the 1990s. The sandwich also made its way to other restaurants including Nathan's Famous in Brooklyn.

The deep-fried crispy noodles, the delectable gravy, and the meat make this crunchy sandwich an unforgettable snack-cum-meal, which you must savor, whenever you are in Fall River. You can also make the classic sandwich to enjoy the burger at home, as you can place an online order to get the Hoo-Mee Chow Mein Mix.

If you want to know more about the fabulous Fall River, MA, and its rich cuisine history, get in touch with us.