Tuesday, January 1, 2013
What resolution would you like to see your town declare and keep?
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Tuesday, January 1
It's Jan. 1, which means it's time for the resolution dance. It starts lively. We boot bad habits, turn to good ones and leap into the year. Some folks start the year by jumping into the chilly Atlantic — or simply watching. Calendar pages flip and some forge patterns anew — exercing daily, eating salads and spurning fatty foods or cigarettes; and some return to familiar footing and the dance reverts to old rhythms. What about a collective resolution? What resolution would you like Bristol and Warren to accomplish? Maybe it's more of something — or less. Or it might be a clear-cut goal to make the towns better. What would it be? What resolution would you like your town to make — and keep? Let us know in the comments section below.
Monday, January 2, 2012
The 1st Annual Winter Wish Swim drew a crowd to Bristol Town Beach.
A large group of scantily clad locals started off 2012 with a shock to the system as they dipped into the frigid waters of the bay on New Year’s Day morning at Bristol Town Beach. Though some had come on their own, most were there for the 1st annual Winter Wish Swim 2012, a fundraiser benefiting Children’s Wishes, a Warwick-based non-profit that grants wishes to Rhode Island children with life-threatening illnesses. Executive Director Dana Hrabcsak, who founded Children’s Wishes two years ago, collected $20 donations from participants and handed out mugs, while Ben DeCastro, promotions director at Cardi’s Furniture, gave out brochures about the organization. DeCastro said Cardi’s has supported the organization at various fundraisers, and …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Here are some places that will be open and closed on New Year's Day.
Here's a look at some places that will be open and closed on New Year's Day. Do you know of other businesses in Bristol in Warren that will be open on New Year's Day? Tell us in the comments section!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Patch wants to know what your New Year's Resolution is.
The first day of January marks a new year with a seemingly fresh slate. Every year, Bristol and Warren residents make New Year's Resolutions. In 2012, my resolutions are to find a new hobby and to travel more. So what do you want to start new in January? Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds, cut down on the sweets, kick an old habit, or start a new hobby, we want to know about it. What is your 2012 New Year's Resolution?.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Years morning brings a full house to Warren’s Sunnyside Restaurant.
The Sunnyside was more than just a name this morning. Despite the early hour on Jan. 1, servers at Warren's Sunnyside Daytime Dining were typically cheery as they doled out smiles and plates of delicious food as part of the Second Annual Pajama Brunch. They, along with kitchen staff and patrons, donned a variety of sleepwear in honor of the event. Server Patty Balzano wore a "very warm" fuzzy blue bathrobe while her fellow co-worker Simeona Bullock sported an adult-sized onesie and pigtails. When asked about getting up early on New Year's Day for work, bartender Jami Thompson joked, "It was one less step this morning." Almost all the early customers accompanied children, who ate free if they wore pajamas. Adults in pajamas received a free…