Monday, July 4, 2011
The ladies were one of the earlier floats in the Bristol Fourth of July parade.
The Bristol Fourth of July Parade wouldn't be complete without catching a glimpse of the Miss and Little Miss Fourth, both local young women who were crowned with the distinction in May. The 2011 Miss Fourth of July, Cassandra Guercia, isn't new to the pageant life. In 1999, Guercia was crowned Little Miss Fourth of July and was also crowned Bristol's Holiday Princess when she was a child. Nine-year-old Peyton Perroni isLittle Miss Fourth of July. This was her third year vying for the title.
A look at one of the many award-winning floats in the Bristol Fourth of July parade.
One of the highlights of the Bristol Fourth of July parade are all of the wonderful locally-made floats that pass down the route. Above is some video from the "Best in Parade" float. Stay tuned to Patch for footage of the others.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wondering where to eat on the fourth of July?
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wondering what is open on the the fourth of July? The Bristol Visitor's Center has you covered. The center has compiled a list of local restaurants that will be open in downtown Bristol on the holiday. See the restaurants below. Agave: 6 a.m-1 a.m (805 Hope Street/401-253-1566) Aidan’s Pub: 11:30 a.m-1:00 a.m. (5 John Street/401-254-1940) Bristol Bagel Works: 6:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. (420 Hope Street/254-1390) Bristol Family Restaurant: 6 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (553 Hope Street/253-3353) Bristol House of Pizza: Outdoor Service during Parade 55 State Street/253-2550) DeWolf Tavern: After 3 p.m. (259 Thames Street/254-2005) Dunkin Donuts, Downtown: 2:30 a.m. (yep!) a.m.-11:00 p.m. Hope Diner: 6 a.m until Parade/Window Service post Parade (Hope Street/…
Saturday, July 2, 2011
In anticipation of statewide Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, Patch provides a briefing of Rhode Island’s fireworks law.
Without a doubt, one of the first things people associate with the Fourth of July are fireworks. Uncle Sam and the red, white, and blue color combination aside, fireworks have become an American tradition for the summer holiday. 2011 will mark the first full year of legal consumer fireworks sales in Rhode Island. Sparklers and other varieties of firecrackers available for purchase in hawkers' tents, local supermarkets, and other shops. But before you set one off, there are a few updated laws of which you should be aware. As declared by the 2010 law, only sparklers and ground devices are legal for consumer purchase in Rhode Island. Under this category falls cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, illuminating torches, ground spinners, and …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Residents of Saint Elizabeth Manor got a special holiday treat on Thursday.
Staff members, residents and children from Saint Elizabeth Manor's daycare facility in Brisdtol participated in a small Fourth of July parade on Thursday, June 30. The parade, organized by Activities Director Rose Carreiro, was put on to bring a little of the holiday spirit to the residents. "I'm excited," said resident June Limanni, 80. "I can't wait to see the daycare kids all dressed up. They are so beautiful." Each department at Saint Elizabeth Manor participated by decorating their own "floats," which residents voted on to pick their favorites. The winner of the contest was the daycare department, which had a Del's Lemonade float and gave out frozen lemonade samples along the route. As the parade passed through the corridors, …
Patch brings you a look at the patriotic decorations along the historic Fourth of July parade route.
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- Shara Azad
Friday, July 1, 2011
With less than a week until the Fourth of July, neighborhoods in Bristol are gearing up for our community's big day. For those homes along the historic parade route, being decked out in red, white and blue is essential. Patch took a walk along the route this week to capture some of the patriotic homes. See if you recognize these American dwellings.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
And the Bristol Fourth of July Decorating Contest winners are...
The Fourth of July Committee announced the annual Fourth of July Home and Business Decorating Contest winners on Thursday evening. Lisa James, who resides at 90 Church St., is the third place winner in the home decorating category. Although she has lived on Church Street since 2001, this is the first time she has ever entered the contest. "I went over the top this year because of the contest," James said just a few hours before finding out the winners. "I've been a nervous wreck wondering whether I'd win or not." While James says it took her about seven days working part-time on the decorations, second place winner Sheila Amaral, of 9 Naomi St., says it took her a full Saturday to get her decorations up. Amaral's home and yard, …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Winners of the annual Forth of July Photography contest have been announced.
Last week, a panel of professional photographers judged submitted photos for the Fourth of July Committee's annual photography contest. While many of the photographers seemed to go with a Fourth of July or patriotic theme, it was not required, and photographers were only allowed to submit up to three photographs in two of the categories. First, second and third place winners were selected in five categories, Bristol Architecture, Celebrations, Nature, Creative and Patriotic. Best of Show winner, Keely Verada, also took first in the Patriotic category with the photograph, "Without Freedom No One Really has a Name". Winning photographs can be seen on display with their ribbons at Paper, Packaging and Panache and in the window of Rogers Free …