Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's a look at the stores and restaurants open this holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22.
This Thanksgiving, when the cranberry sauce turns a little runny or the bird turns a bit too black for Uncle Buck, where do you turn for help? Luckily, we have the rundown on where to grab that last-minute can of cranberries or bandages when things get a little too rough at the family's Wii football game. Here's a list of the open stores and restaurants in Portsmouth this Thanksgiving: Grocery Stores Convenience Stores/Gas Stations Coffee Shops Taverns Most restaurant and stores will be closed today at owner's discretion, but you might want to call to double check. A full list of Portsmouth businesses can be found in our directory here. What else is closed today? Transportation
Friday, November 9, 2012
Small business owner Linda Fuller offers tips for expanding your services.
There are many small businesses in Portsmouth. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in Portsmouth for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. Small business owner Linda Fuller is no stranger to starting a business from the ground up. In her recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, she offers insight into how she expanded her business’s services from just flowers to wine, beer and gourmet gift baskets at Lake Anne Florist in Reston, VA. Homework must be done first, she said. “Research what’s compatible with your own products and services, what the current trends are and what your …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Patch is not just a community news site; it's also a business directory. When Patch launched in late 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where your local customers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the…
Saturday, February 11, 2012
A local private investigator says that there is a higher chance that an infidelity surveillance assignment will be successful on Feb. 13, 14, or 15 than at any other time of the year.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Jill Connors
Saturday, February 11, 2012
“It’s just human nature,” says private investigator Ryan P. McCormack, one-half of the Newport-based two-man team at Coastal Investigation Group, in explaining why there is a greater chance of catching an unfaithful person on surveillance during the three-day period from Feb. 13-15 than at any other time of the year. “Around Valentine’s Day, people naturally want to spend time with someone they are romantically involved with. They let their guard down a little, or maybe one person in the relationship pressures the other one, because it’s Valentine’s Day,” says McCormack, who notes that it’s a well-known phenomenon in the private investigation industry. “I’d estimate there is a 75% chance of catching someone during those three days, whereas…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Don't know the deadline for buying a pie this year? Check out our list below to find out!
Looking to treat your Christmas guests to pie or a yule log this year, but don't want to cook? Lucky for you, several Portsmouth businesses are busy baking pies this holiday season from classic yule logs to pumpkin pie. Check out our list here to find out the deadlines to order and when to pick up the sweet dessert. Want to order a pie by phone? Click any of the business links highlighted to find contact information. Editor's note: A big thank-you to Portsmouth Patch Facebook friend Brian Murphy, who helped write this headline!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
From car wax to canine grooming, a specialty pet store has now opened inside a former car wash.
You wouldn't know it just by looking at the building's undecorated gray exterior, but the inside of a new Portsmouth business is stock full of bright, shiny and colorful toys for our favorite pets. Pet Lover, a Pet Supply Alternative, recently opened at 1844 East Main Road near Chris's Diner. The 3,500 sq. ft. building, which doesn't appear to be much from the outside, once housed a limousine company and Portsmouth's only car wash. "We did our best (to renovate)," said general manager Rebekah Rosado. "There were no major changes. We plan to continue to add on and make it look better." Rosado, a Somerset resident who co-owns the business with Dathan Belanger, says plans are in the works to add flower beds outside and improve the parking …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Local businesses worked together to make the community center stand out with a new sign.
Monday, November 28, 2011
With a united community effort from across Aquidneck Island, there is now a new sign in front of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. The project was organized and overseen by Bob Mastin of Custom House Coffee, an MLK Community Center Board member. Mastin spearheaded the project, designed the sign, gained zoning approval and obtained the materials necessary for completion. “The MLK does a great job in its hunger, education and community programming,” Mastin said. “I really felt the center needed signage to reflect the good work it does for Newport County.” Materials and labor were donated by many local contractors: Tom O’Connor of O’Connor’s Art Work in Portsmouth donated the materials and lettering to complete the sign; …
Friday, November 25, 2011
A number of local merchants are embracing Small Business Saturday this year.
Many local merchants and shops are holding deals this year for Small Business Saturday, which takes place the day after Black Friday on Nov. 26. Created by American Express, the second annual Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Shoppers are encouraged to spend their money locally within the community. Several Portsmouth shops plan to take part by offering special deals. Here's a look at where you can find deals this year: For more information about Small Business Saturday deals, please call or contact any of the businesses listed above.
The Better Business Bureau offers you some tried and true advice before you head out the door in the wee hours of Black Friday morning.
Black Friday opens the 2011 holiday shopping season. And past experience indicates that all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Before you head out the door in the wee hours of Friday morning for a blockbuster sale and get caught up in the shopping frenzy, the BBB offers the following tips to help you save time and money. Know before you go. Many retailers release their Black Friday deals online, in social media and other publications. Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals. Remember to bring ads with you on Black Friday just in case the price is not what you expected. Don’t…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Christmas shop will remain open through mid-January.
A seasonal Christmas shop is now open at Old Almy Village, right next to the entrance to Tenth Gate Yoga. Just in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, The Christmas Bear Seasonal Shop and Trunk Sale will remain open daily through mid-January, says owner Roy McGill of Providence. "There is some sales and clearance items, but a lot of the stuff is brand new," McGill says. This is Roy's first year opening the shop in Portsmouth. The shop was open for four years previously in Bristol. The seasonal shop will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1016 East Main Road. Available items to purchase include European Christmas and holiday ornaments, hand-decorated Santa Clauses and holiday decor, custom Christmas trees and wreaths…