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Run/Walk Across the Pell Bridge!

by Elaine Infantolino 16. October 2015 05:01

The Annual Citizen's Bank Pell Bridge Run/Walk will be October 25, 2015 at 7:15am.

This is your chance to enjoy a beautiful walk/run over the Pell Bridge, beginning in Jamestown and ending in downtown Newport. This happens once a year, so don't miss it! The race is sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, with 100% of proceeds going to local Not for Profits. There is still time to register by visiting the website.

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Happy Fall, Give Us A Call!

by Elaine Infantolino 2. October 2015 06:02

It doesn't get much better than Fall in New England! Call us if you 're interested in what's going on in the real estate market these days. We also have plenty of recommendations for the best Fall things to see and do in Rhode Island! 

 

From left (back): Joyce Antoniello, Michael Dym, Robin Tregenza, Elaine Infantolino, Carol Hopkins

From left: Mary Beth Murphy, Dianne Grippi, Dinny Burgin, Ginny Prichett

Missing from photo: Petra Laurie, Dan Shapiro, Sonya Morton-Ranney 

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A Jamestown Native in the Spotlight - Jellyfish as Art

by Elaine Infantolino 30. September 2015 08:32


*Photo Courtesy of the Providence Journal

Jon Degidio, originally from Jamestown, has turned his passion for the sea into a unique career path. Jon is the director of aquaculture and production for Jellyfish Art, creating fish tanks and working with only one species, the Moon Jelly. Described as "hypnotic", his beautiful work provides the centerpiece for many homes and businesses around the world.

Jon is in charge of overseeing everything related to the jellyfish, from their growth to the design of specialized tanks, and special blend food. Although he is based in Florida, Jon's company has partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to bring a pilot marine science program to area schools. Read the Providence Journal's full article.

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Roger Williams Jack O Lantern Spectacular Starts Thursday

by Elaine Infantolino 28. September 2015 09:03



October 1 - November 1

Head to Roger Williams Zoo for a nighttime display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns all along the Wetlands Trail, with well over 100 of the pumpkins carved into veritable works of art. Yankee Magazine calls it one of the 5 Best Pumpkin Festivals in New England.

The 2015 presentation, titled “The People’s Choice,” will feature subjects the public especially loved throughout the past 27 years of shows. Scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art will recall the “Phantom of the Opera,” the Golden Age of Hollywood, and other cultural and historic highlights. Charles Darwin’s trip to the Galapagos Islands will be represented, complete with “active” volcanoes, and the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music” will be celebrated.

New this year will be the addition of light and image projections to enhance the scenery along the trail. Show standards will return, such as childhood favorites and Halloween scenes, and the show’s dazzling grand finale, the Laughing Tree. Hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns on the ground and high up in the trees surround carved giants (well over 1,000 pounds) arrayed in the forefront, with spooky fog and the now iconic musical theme punctuated by a catchy beat and laughter.

Visit the Roger Williams website for more information & pricing. 

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Enlisting a Drone to Sell Your House

by Elaine Infantolino 25. September 2015 04:25

You may have read the article in the Jamestown Press this summer about some local kids who started a drone photography business to make some money. Unbeknownst to them, they were breaking the law and were quickly shut down by the FAA.

In the earlier stages of drone usage, the rules were not as cut and dry. Things have since changed. 
You may be tempted to enlist the usage of drones to showcase your property, but be aware that you now need to acquire a permit or petition the FAA. Realtor.com discusses the issue here.

*Photo courtesy of Realtor.com 

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Rhode Island’s Housing Market Solid Near Summer’s End

by Elaine Infantolino 23. September 2015 08:51

Warwick, RI, September 21, 2015…The Rhode Island Association of Realtors reported that single family home sales increased from the prior year for the ninth consecutive month in August, the longest running uptick in sales activity since 2012.  Median price also rose eight percent to $235,000 from August, 2014 and pending sales – homes under contract but not yet closed - increased 10 percent.  The increase in pending sales indicates that the upsurge in sales will continue into the fall. Click here to read more.




*Information & graphic courtesy of the RI Association of Realtors

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Jamestown Soccer Team Island Realty!

by Elaine Infantolino 23. September 2015 08:32

We are a proud sponsor of the Jamestown Soccer Association! The Island Realty U-8 team plays games on Saturday mornings at Eldred field. This year is one of the biggest yet, with 215 players!

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Jamestown Half Marathon This Weekend!

by Elaine Infantolino 18. September 2015 12:04

The Jamestown Half Marathon, to be held on Saturday September 19, 2015, is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England.

The USATF certified course will lead runners around the island and historic Jamestown, finishing against the backdrop of the Pell Bridge and Narragansett Bay. Click here for more information.

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Island Realty Fall Newsletter

by Elaine Infantolino 2. September 2015 08:24

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38th Annual Fools' Rules Regatta THIS WEEKEND!

by Elaine Infantolino 21. August 2015 07:35


The 38th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held this Saturday, August 22, 2015 on the Town Beach at East Ferry in Jamestown, R.I. (rain date is the following day). The cannon will be fired at 9:00 AM to begin construction of the “vessels.”  Entrants are allowed two hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach, which must be constructed of non-marine items. The craft may be pre-constructed, but must be disassembled and built again on the beach. Races begin at 11:00 AM with the firing of the cannon to begin the Class 1 race.

Vessels compete for first, second, and third place in each class. Coveted awards of the day include The Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design, The Worst Example of Naval Architechure, and the Frank Newman  Judges’ Award. The event has always attracted regional attention, and participants and spectators come from far and wide. Past regattas have been highlighted in Yankee Magazine and the National Geographic’s World magazine.

The event is open to anyone who likes to have fun and be foolish, and there is no entry fee. This year’s chairman will again be Chris Powell, Chief Fool.  For information, call 401-423-1492, or visit the Jamestown Yacht Club’s website for information and to be entertained by the rules.

*Photo courtesy of the Jamestown Yacht Club website. 

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