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Fire Works

WHEN WE LIT THE BEEHIVE OVEN with a strand of spaghetti, Ted and I sensed we were in for an evening a bit out of the ordinary. Later, after the fire had burned down, the embers were raked, and the steel door was removed, we pulled Thomas Jefferson’s rich, brandy-laced bread pudding out of that beehive. It was the end…

History in a Bottle

Don’t be deceived by Mark Hellendrung’s frat-boy lair. Bottle cap fishing lures and Yoo-hoo logo baseballs may clamor for desk space, but this is part of the “Hells” seduction. Few people suspect the shark beneath his gum-chewing ease: the president of Narragansett beer has the business acumen without the power suit or attitude. By marketing the amber taste of nostalgia,…

Out of the Shadows

Dr. Kathleen Carty is in charge. Standing in front of several convicted offenders inside the Adult Correctional Institutions, she forces them to talk about their abusive behavior. She asks them to check in, to say out loud the denigrating things they’ve done in their lifetime. She hands them a list of behaviors that they read from. “In my lifetime, I’ve…

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…

Women’s Work

It’s 2 a.m. on a rainy Saturday: nightclub rush hour, when last call pushes the evening’s revelers out of the bars and onto the roads. Two lanes are down on I-95 northbound near the Branch Avenue exit in Providence, and the whirling red glare of emergency lights illuminates what looks to be a tragic rollover. A compact sedan, the headlights…

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…