Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tyler's house in Coventry is in SECOND PLACE and voting ends Friday at noon – please vote (you can vote every 24 hours, fyi!).
It's getting down to the wire – but Tyler Horrock's house in Coventry is very much in the running to earn a whopping $100,000 for Coventry public schools. Tyler's house, and Stanley Marion's house on Wanton Shippee here in East Greenwich, are both in the finals for Patch's Deck The House contest. Stanley's house will always be our favorite, but the good news is that you can love – and vote for – both! The contest ends Friday, Dec. 28, at noon, so now is the time. Tyler's house is in second place, behind a house in Georgia. Let's close that gap! Here's what Tyler told Coventry Patch Editor Lauren Costa in November about his display – what he calls the "Crazy Christmas House": "I start in August by preparing the yard, cutting overgrown …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If Stanley Marion's holiday lights extravaganza on Wanton Shippee wins, EG public schools will get $100,000 from Patch.
Stanley Marion is passionate about Christmas lights. If his display on Wanton Shippee gets the most votes, we can all share that passion because the winner of Patch's "Deck the House" holiday decoration contest earns $100,000 for his town's public schools. Stanley's interest in outdoor light decorations began when he was living in Warwick, said he mom, Bernice Burgess, the owner of the Wanton Shippee house. Stanley moved to Florida briefly, decorating his house there, but when he returned to Rhode Island and moved to Wanton Shippee, he didn't bring his lights. That lasted about a year, Bernice said. Then, Stanley started accumulating lights again, adding more elements each year. "This is the one thing he truly truly loves besides …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 12.
Historic District Commission meeting: On the HDC agenda are five applications, three residential and two for a business on Main Street. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Town Council Chambers at Town Hall. Holiday Spotlights: All month long, EG Patch is featuring “Holiday Spotlights,” short articles highlighting a good gift idea you can buy in East Greenwich (or very nearby). To check out all the spotlights we’ve run so far, check out the Holiday Spotlight landing page. To be spotlighted, send me an email describing the gift idea (it can be a good or a service) and at least one photo. Patch’s ‘Deck the House’ contest: We’re looking for the most decorated houses in town to participate in the second annual Patch Deck the House Contest and so …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America – the best “decked” house in the country –the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 to http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/eastgreenwich/entry Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand-prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. So, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 16.
EG Patch Office Hours: This morning you’ll find me at Custom House from 9:30 to 11. Got a bone to pick with something we’ve published? Or maybe you just want to share some holiday love. Either way, you know where I am, so come on down! OLM Christmas Pageant: There’s nothing like a Christmas pageant to bring some meaning to the season. Come celebrate with the Our Lady of Mercy students as they entertain us with the sounds of Christmas! At the church starting at 7 p.m. EG Art Club’s Members Show: The show takes place at the Warwick Public Library for most of December but today and tomorrow there are special showings from 2 to 4 p.m., with artists on hand to speak with guests. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Avenger Sports: The EGHS Girls…