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At Your Service

Wine & Dine Services that deliver groceries, gourmet meals and even a nice Chianti, right to your door. Creature Comforts Groomers, dog walkers and vets who make house calls, so life is perfect for our furry friends. Getting Around No more travel trauma; how to hire someone to drive, fly, or get you there by boat. Clean Up Car detailing,…

Wine and Dine

Wine & Dine Do you hate food shopping? Cooking?  Good news: these places will do the job for you, sometimes even for free. Grocery delivery A surprising number of grocery stores go above and beyond stocking and checking out. Here are a few that offer more services. Clements’ Marketplace 2575 E. Main Road, Portsmouth 683-0180, clementsmarket.com Clements’ will schlep your…

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Most people have better relationships with their pets than with anyone else. Why not lavish some well-deserved attention on the one who keeps you the warmest, especially when the only finger you’ll have to lift is the one that dials the phone? Pet Groomers These groomers will fluff and buff the little darlings in the comfort of home….

All About You

All About You How many times have you wished you had a butler, or someone to organize your messy office, or anyone to cook for your family instead of you? Your wish is granted! Personal Concierges Need a personal assistant to keep your life on track? These experts make it easy. The Definitive Concierge 241-7841, definitiveconcierge.com definitiveconcierge@tmail.com Jeffrey Malamud will…

Getting Around

Getting Around If you’ve driven to Newport or the Cape during the tourist season or soldiered to Logan Airport pretty much any time, you may still be recovering from the shock. Here are some other ways to get around. Car services You need to go to a meeting or the airport, but the mere thought of battling traffic and finding…

Clean Up

CLEAN UP Who’s got time to wash stuff or fix things? By golly, not you! But these people do. They’ll even come to your house. Car detailers Ever wished someone else would polish the scratches out of your car or vacuum the dead leaves off the carpet? These people will, and they’ll pick up your car, too. Blue Wave Car…

Letters

Gracias, merci, xie xie We saw your article about International House in the November issue , and I just wanted to thank you and the photographers for putting together such an attractive picture of International House. I am bursting with gratitude about the colorful presentation you gave. You really captured the essence of International House, its founders, members and students…

Club Med

IN THE SEVEN HOURS before I arrive at the Hallak Middle East Market in North Providence for an informal cooking lesson one Thursday afternoon, Georgette Hallak has rolled, stuffed, crimped, packaged and frozen three hundred “hand pies.” A unique shape identifies each filling: half-moons are cheese; open-topped squares, vegetable; pinched triangles, spinach. Made entirely from scratch, the pies are sold…

Alone in a Crowd

First, there was the handwriting. Angus and Petrina Ross watched their thirteen-year-old daughter’s handwriting shrink to a painful, nearly microscopic script. Next, there were the noises. The teenager clapped her hands over her ears to shut out everyday sounds: the smack of iron against ironing board, the clatter of dishes and glasses, even her father’s breathing. Then, there was the…

Band of Brothers

In the graying hours of a fall evening, Dr. Stephen Carr, fifty-three, director of prenatal diagnosis and fetal imaging at Women and Infants’ Hospital and Master Mason, answers the phone at his Barrington home. He hears Peter’s voice on the other end of the receiver. “How are you? How’s your family? I haven’t seen you in a while and was…