Sunday, March 10, 2013
This Victorian sits right on the Fourth of July Parade route in Bristol.
If you're a local real estate agent and would like one of your listings featured here, email Local Editor Joe Hutnak at firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 123 High St., Bristol MLS# 1034540 Price: $419,000 Year Built: 1890 How to get there: Take Hope Street (Rte. 114) south to Union Street. Take left onto Union Street. High Street is the second intersection. Description: Historic Victorian on scenic Bristol downtown street; freshly painted 4-bed, 1 1/2 bath home with double living room with pocket doors and high ceilings, large master suite, front porch for parade watching. Estimated Taxes: $4,577 per year [as listed on riliving.com]. Listing Agent: Dory Skemp, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage. (401) 247-0202. Open House: Today from 1 to 3 …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Share your memories of the past year with Bristol-Warren Patch.
In 2012, there was certainly no shortage of news in Bristol and Warren — and here's your chance to share your memories. Maybe it was the 227th Bristol Fourth of July Parade and all the ceremony that went along with it — or perhaps Hurricane Sandy sticks out in your mind. Those were, undoubtedly, some of the biggest stories of the year. Maybe you recall a less-publicized — though no less important — event that happened in Bristol and Warren over the past 12 months. We're looking for your feedback on what you'll remember most from 2012 — have your say in the comments below.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Check out spectators' view of the Bristol 4th of July Parade and add your own photos to the gallery.
The Bristol 4th of July parade surely held many memories for many families. We asked Bristol and Warren residents to share theirs with their Patch community. Check out some of the scenes, as captured by local residents, and add your contributions to the gallery by clicking the "upload photos" button. You can also email your pics to email@example.com. Don't forget to tell us who you are, and add any information you'd like to include with the photos.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The parade is a little more than 24 hours away ... what time do you claim your viewing spot?
The 247th Bristol Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 10:30 Wednesday morning. But with the thousands of visitors expected in Bristol — and with roads closing at 8:30 a.m. — it pays to show up early. No one is allowed to set up shop before 5 a.m. — and overnight camping along the parade route is prohibited. But some will surely be standing there waiting before the sun even rises. So what time do you plan to hit the streets for the show tomorrow morning? Are you an early riser to ensure you get your favorite spot, or will you sleep in and take your chances? Vote in the poll below, and share your plans for a perfect parade day in the comments section.
Friday, July 8, 2011
the Bristol Town Council took the time to recognize important members of the community at their Wednesday, July 6, meeting.
Members of the Bristol Town Council recognized members of the community at their meeting on Wednesday, July 6, for their service to the local community. "This is another testament to the community spirit" Chairman Kenneth Marshall said. Among the recognized was David Silvia, for the role he played in a week long event held at Roger Williams University put on by the American Legion Boy's State and Girl's State programs. Silvia described the event as an introduction to democracy, where students are taught how to write and prepare a bill, and are introduced to parliamentary procedure. The group formed its own legislative body (Nationalists and Federalists, in this case) and put up a slate for election -- those that weren't elected became the …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A float created by American Beauty Signworks for the Polar Express wins Most Original in the Non-Commercial competition.
Santa made a rare summer appearance at the Bristol Fourth of July parade on Monday, waving to thousands of the state's naughty and nice from atop an award-winning float created by American Beauty Signworks. The float, created in part to promote the Blackstone Valley Alliance's Polar Express, won Most Original of the Non-Commercial entries in the float competition. A wintry throwback on a hot summer day, the parade entry featured Santa seated in his sleigh and surrounded by patriotic flags and symbols. Oscar Hancock of American Beauty Signworks designed the float at his shop in Woonsocket, fabricating parts in advance, then disassembling the structure to head down to Bristol Monday morning. "I've been to a lot of parades but this is by far…
Here are some photographs from the beginning of the parade route on Hope Street.
Click through our slideshow of photographs of the Bristol Fourth of July Parade from the beginning of the parade route on Hope Street.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The Bristol Fourth of July Parade came to a close around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, with a final wave from the patriotic Mr. Potato Head.
After five hours of celebrating America's birth, the annual Bristol Fourth of July parade came to a close Monday afternoon with a wave from the patriotic Mr. Potato Head and a sign reading, "See You Next Year." The parade's final, fifth division completed the 226th Bristol Fourth of July Parade, known officially as the Civic, Military and Firemen's Parade. The final division featured an array of patriotic visitors from a flag-covered float carrying Santa Claus to an Uncle Sam on stilts. Featured above are photos and video of the parade, including images from the final division and a tribute to parade Chief Marshals Joseph Brito Jr. and his wife, Betty. Also, don't forget to add your own photos from this year's parade! Just click on "Add …
Chief Marshals Joseph and Betty Brito cut the ribbon to start the 226th Bristol Fourth of July Parade.
The 226th Bristol Fourth of July parade has begun. Joseph and Betty Brito cut the ribbon to officially launch the parade, and immediately a pair of Bristol police motorcycles set off with sirens blazing.
The Fourth of July Committee's float heads down the parade route before the parade kick off.
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee's parade float is on it's way down the route collecting donations for the annual celebration. The parade costs more than $200,000 every year, so dig out some change. Every donation helps! Dancers from Extensions School of Dance line the float while Mt. Hope High School students carry baskets through the crowds for donations. Scott Pellerin is the DJ for the float and promises a show from the dancers for donations to the committee.