Monday, November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving is a week away. Several area shops can help take some of the work out of your day.
Thanksgiving is days away. If you're like me, your panic level is beginning to rise. But have no fear. There is plenty of help right here in East Greenwich. Let's start with turkeys. Need a bird? For the first time (in recent history anyway), you can buy an East Greenwich pastured-raised bird at Pat's Pastured, the farming business at Boesch Farm on South Road. If you haven't reserved a bird, take your chances on Tuesday between 2 to 7 p.m., when turkeys are being picked up. There will be centerpieces, pies and vegetables for sale at the farm that day too. Check out the vendors here. At Dave's Marketplace, there are many different kinds of turkeys to choose from, including two "natural" varieties. You can have Dave's make it "oven ready…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
On Wednesday morning, members of EGHS successfully planted over 3,000 daffodil bulbs along the half-mile length of Avenger Drive.
During the EGHS advisory period, from 10:15 to 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, students from all grades flocked to Avenger Drive with a single purpose in mind: planting flower blubs. And plant they did. Sponsored by the EGHS Student Council with help from the Environmental Club, over 3,000 daffodil bulbs were purchased, with the intent beautifying Avenger Drive. Come spring, that stretch of roadway will no longer be the barren stretch of road we're all so used to, but rather covered on both sides with beautiful daffodil blooms. Under sunny skies and with crisp air around us, EGHS students and staff (and even some parents) enjoyed the hour outside. "It was a nice change to what we usually do with our hour of advisory," said junior Kyra …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
May is flower time ... here are a few flowers we saw on a walk through the Harbor section of town Sunday morning.
Do you have something blooming in your yard right now that you'd like to show off? Please post it here!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Final department head presentations May 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the Swift Community Center
For the second night in a row, the Town Council met Tuesday to work on the 2013 budget, first hearing requests for flowers for Main Street and for additional money for the EG Animal Protection League before reviewing the public works and IT budgets. Under the $50 million budget proposed by Town Manager Bill Sequino last month, residents would see a tax rate increase of between 2.4 percent to 2.8 percent. The new fiscal year begins July 1. Animal Protection League President Tammy Flanagan and League member Carl Hoyer asked the council to restore their annual allocation back to $25,000 from the $15,000 currently received. Flanagan said the volunteer 501C3 organization spends some $100,000 a year taking care of stray dogs and cats as well as…
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Post Road florist shop owned by Giti Gerami received 274 votes in this week's Readers' Choice poll.
It turns out EG Patch readers are passionate about flowers! With nearly 400 votes cast, the poll nearly rivaled EG voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary. Busy Bee Florist II on Post Road took top honors with 274 votes, 69 percent of the total, by 9 a.m. Friday. Sprigs on Main Street took the second spot, with a respectable 96 votes, 24 percent of the total. But the votes were only half the story. By Friday morning, we had a whopping 55 comments on this poll. Many customers of Busy Bee, which is owned by EG resident Giti Gerami, weighed in with enthusiasm both for the floral arrangements and for Giti herself. “I have used Busy Bee for over ten years to order flowers for school ceremonies and Giti has never disappointed me. In addition, we …
Monday, April 23, 2012
What's your go-to flower place in town?
Monday, April 23, 2012
If a woman in your life says, "Don't bother buying me flowers," you're probably better off doing it anyway. Why? Because flowers are an immediate pick-me-up. They're fresh, colorful and quite the pleasant surprise. That said, you can't give just any flowers. Make it a bouquet, the bigger the better. If you’re unsure what type of flowers to get, roses are never wrong. Luckily, there are dedicated local florists who can help you get it right. This week, we want to know: Which florist in town is your favorite? Is it Busy Bee, Sprigs, Indigo Path, Stone Blossom? Maybe another one. Vote in our poll below, then share your thoughts in the comments section. If we left your favorite florist off the list, note that in the comments as well. We'll …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
From chocolates and roses to jewelry and orchids, finding something special for your someone special is easy in EG.
As Valentine’s Day draws near, we always seem to be constricted by that suffocating question of “What do I buy?” Luckily, local businesses around East Greenwich have alleviated the stress of Valentine’s Day to make it easy and enjoyable. Here is just a sample of some ideas for that special someone. Sweet Twist With all the pretty confections at Sweet Twist, it can be hard to choose which one for Valentine’s Day? In preparation for one of the largest candy holidays of the year after Halloween (Americans will purchase approximately 58 million pounds of chocolate leading up to Valentine’s Day), Sweet Twist has an abundance of choices. Always a favorite is the heart-shaped box of chocolates for a classic approach. A more unique choice …