Monday, May 14, 2012

Goodies for Golfers for Good

Did you know that Rhode Island has an abundance of golf courses? Fantastic courses. Tough enough for LPGA tournaments and easy enough for the beginner. Long ones, skinny ones, short ones, fat ones, oops that's the "Guess I'll Eat Worms" song but you get the idea. Plus, from what golfers tell me, green fees are low compared to other places on the East Coast.

This  is the year you absolutely must come to the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament  on June 1, 2012.  Don't you have better form than this duffer?

March 2008 Golf Tournament 021

Check out the amazing gifts for each golfer: round trip tickets to the Vineyard for two (to thank your golf widow/widower for putting up with you), the Lighthouse Cruise (unbelievable fun) and theater tickets are valued at more than your entrance fee! Then there are prizes for each hole, the goodie bag, and the banquet.  I'm actually thinking I should register and just walk the course. (The first and only time I played my drives went about 25 feet but I could sink a 20 foot putt. I'm still traumatized by the memories.)

So check out the copy and links I pulled from the Chamber web site. If you register, I'll give you 20% off of your room rate (up to a three night stay) as another thank you for supporting Narragansett.

Now, take a deep breath, and yell, FORE!

Innkeeper Seely

All Players receive 2 round trip tickets on the Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry and 2 Tickets for the popular Rhode Island Bay Cruises-Lighthouse Cruise, 2 Tickets valid for any summer theater show at The Contemporary Theater Co., (That’s already over $250 in gifts) a gift bag with valuable coupons and promotional items, continental breakfast and post tournament buffet.

Join us for another fun filled day of great golf with great friends. This tournament continues to be one of our most popular events.

North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course- aka Quonset 7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast, 8:00 am Shotgun Start. Post Tournament Buffet, Raffle, Contests and Prizes. Only $115.00 per golfer. Register and pay by clicking the link below. You may register and pay for up to four golfers per form. Don’t have a foursome? Don’t worry. We’ll pair you with other single players.

Don’t hesitate – Register Now.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Updating the dining room

Fourteen years ago we selected the paint colors for the public areas. (Actually, my brother selected the paint colors due to circumstances that revolved around an innkeeper's leg broken in a fall from a dumpster, a second innkeeper too stressed to make a choice, and major deadline pressure. That's a story for another day.) Over the years the furniture and decorations evolved but the paint stayed the same.  The living room and dining room are fairly traditional without being overly fussy or Victorian. They are pleasant rooms, IMHO, but to be honest, the pinkish beige wall scheme has always bored me to tears. 

So, call it my middle age crisis or a late seven year into innkeeping itch or just pure insanity but a former-innkeeper-girlfriend and I just tore the dining room apart and started painting two days ago. On a spur of the moment, hey we have a stage let's put on a show, we don't have any reservations for a few days, the time is now plan. It was such a sudden, serendipitous, convergence of schedules that I forgot to tell Dave that it was going to happen.

So stay tuned for the big reveal. There's a three toned color scheme: Behr Rhythmic Blue over Rainstorm with white trim. The dividing line is a new chair rail at the level that chairs actually hit the wall. We are playing with possible furniture rearrangement and the window valance is going on to another stage.

If anyone has any suggestions for other changes, feel free to chime in. For instance, I'm really not sure what I what to do to window treatments.

Innkeeper Seely