Power of Place Summit

Spending nine hours with a bunch of town planners, architects, engineers, and real estate developers may not appeal to you, but I loved every minute of it! The occasion was the biannual GrowSmartRI summit at the Rhode Island Convention Center … Continue reading

Footpath at Pleasant Valley Parkway, Elmhurst

Dreaming in Green: Elmhurst

As I prepare to resume “my fabulous career in real estate,” I’ve been exploring every corner of Providence. Sometimes it is by intention, other times by happenstance. Those serendipitous discoveries are my favorite. As so often happens, I was on … Continue reading

View from bike path on I-195

Fun in Providence, part 2

I know there is too much of a good thing when it comes to wine and chocolate, but is there such a thing as too much fun? I don’t think so, but living in Providence is definitely testing my limits! … Continue reading

Photo by Warren Jagger Photography, Inc.

The Good, the Not-So-Good, & the Truly Awful

In my travels around Providence, I see a lot of wonderful architecture, well-designed public spaces, and meticulously maintained buildings. These are what I call The Good and they include the often-photographed homes along Benefit Street; an airy modern home on College Hill; … Continue reading

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Detail of mill building, Woonsocket RI

A Trip to Woonsocket

The Rhode Island Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission held its annual conference in Woonsocket this year. Being a new resident of the state, it seemed like a good opportunity to learn more about this beleaguered mill town on the Blackstone … Continue reading