25. November 2015 06:18
The winter issue of Antique Homes Magazine has a great feature story about Historic Jamestown titled, "Pirates, Redcoats, & Quakers...oh my!" Also featured are two of Island Realty's own historic homes for sale, 41 Emerson Road and 921 East Shore Road. Read the full story here.
4. November 2015 07:55
Goverrnor Gina Raimondo has confirmed that Newport will once again be the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in 2018, making RI the sole stopover point in North America. Started over 37 years ago, the Volvo Ocean Race is a global premier sailing event, testing sailing prowess and all encompassing endurance. It includes 11 stops across 5 continents. Read more here.
28. October 2015 06:05
Burn off some of that Halloween candy at The Annual Jamestown Jack o' Lantern Jog!
5k run/walk on Sunday, November 1, beginning at the fire station. There is a free raffle for runners and prize for best costumes! Register online or day of.
21. October 2015 08:26
Don't miss the Annual Scarecrows at Godena
on Friday, October 30 from 4-7 pm!
The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host a family fall celebration featuring scarecrows made by the students & teachers of Melrose school!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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