Back to our regularly scheduled content! Winter so far has been grey, with a lot of rain. A far cry from this time last year when we were frolicking in snow! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: with the return of a local-favorite festival, engaging activities for all interests, and a nod to our New England neighbors! Plus some helpful info about outlets and wiring. “W”s abound!
- Improv with the Bit Players – February 3rd
- Simmons Farm Mozzarella Cheese Making Class – February 4th
- Tiverton winter Farmers Market – February 5th
- Baking Bread – Newport Cooks – February 11th
- Newport String Project Concert Series III – February 12th
- Winterfest – February 17th-26th
- Burger Bender – February 17th-26th
- WINEterfest, Newport Vineyards – February 18th
- Community Yoga @ 41N – February 19th
- Teddy Thompson Live – February 24th
- John Lodge of the Moody Blues Live – February 26th
Winterfest is back! After a long hiatus, the Newport Winter Festival returns February 17th-26th. The schedule is shaping up to include a mix of adult- and family-friendly activities, making February break a lot more fun for those who are in town. The week kicks off with the Eagles Experience (a true tribute band), the chili cook-off, illusion experts, magic shows, princess parties, adult comedy shows, lots of adult beverage competitions and beach polo. For a full list of activities and locations where the Winterfest bracelets provide discounts, check out their website.
Wedge in Warren… If you love a specialty cheese shop and you are in the Bristol/Warren area, you need to check out Wedge. This local cheese shop has an unbelievable selection of cheeses and entertaining nibbles. Having an event? Wedge makes custom charcuterie cups or boards and also makes gift baskets that contain items from other local vendors. Give them a try; you won’t be disappointed!
Looking to escape for a few days? Here are three destination hotels with great spas, top notch dining and luxurious accommodations that are just a drive away, and surprise, they all start with “w”!
Weekapaug Inn – Westerly, RI – Voted #1 Hotel in the Northeast in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
Winvian Farm – Litchfield, CT – A Relais & Chateau Property and 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award winner
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, ME – Part of the Auberge resorts collection and a 5 star Forbes 2022 Travel Guide award winner
Did you ever wonder what the difference is between GFI and GFCI? GFI means ground fault interrupter outlet. This is a kind of single-location, local shock-proof outlet that is typically installed in wet or damp areas because they detect electric current leakage (ground faults) in circuitry and automatically turn off the electricity to protect you from electrocution. This happens when you trip a hair dryer.
GFCI is the acronym for ground fault circuit interrupter and is a circuit breaker that has been designed to shut down current to a leaking appliance or fixture whenever it detects an imbalance in current. Take a walk around your house. You will notice that the electrical outlets don’t all look alike. The larger appliances in your kitchen are more likely plugged into these robust-looking, four-prong GFCI outlets.
Want to know more? Check out this article that breaks it down.