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6
Nov 17

Thanksgiving Themed Movies

Thanksgiving Themed Movies

It’s November, and that means that Thanksgiving is coming up toward the end of the month. Today, the Independence Place Blog has some movie suggestions with Thanksgiving themes. We hope you’ll take time to enjoy one of these or another Thanksgiving favorite. (more…)

2
Oct 17

All Things Pumpkin for Halloween

All Things Pumpkin for Halloween

Fall has arrived here in Cranston, RI heralding in the month of October, the month of Halloween. In the spirit of things, today the Independence Place Blog is featuring all things pumpkin! Invite friends over to your apartment to carve jack-o-lanterns, to make a pumpkin costume for trick-or-treating, or to make a pumpkin-spice treat some time this month! (more…)

5
Sep 17

A Fall Harvest Roundup

A Fall Harvest Roundup

Autumn is harvest time, which means there are loads of delicious fruits and vegetables around for us all to enjoy, and today the Independence Place Blog has recipes to share featuring apples, pumpkin, and squash. Perhaps you picked some up at one of the local farmer’s markets in the Cranston, RI area — which we wrote about in last month’s post. Get ready to turn your apartment kitchen into a fall festival with these tasty recipes! (more…)

7
Aug 17

How to Shop a Farmer’s Market

How to Shop a Farmer’s Market

August is here, heralding the end of summer and the beginning of fall which makes it the perfect time of year to visit a nearby farmer’s market to take advantage of the abundance of garden-fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Stock up on delicious ingredients which you can turn into a fabulous meal in your apartment kitchen! To help you out, today the Independence Place Blog has some tips for shopping at a farmer’s market.   (more…)

3
Jul 17

Making the Most of Your Balcony

Making the Most of Your Balcony

Here at Independence Place we’re happy to provide the amenities that make residents of our apartment community feel at home here in Cranston, RI. Today our focus will be on balconies and how to make the most of the one you have. We have ideas including everything from what plants repel mosquitoes to what furniture may work to add some color and texture. (more…)

5
Jun 17

Summer Vacation Tips

Summer Vacation Tips

Summer is here and Americans are hitting the road, the skies, and oceans for summer vacations. Whether you are headed to Europe for your dream vacation, setting sail on a cruise, or heading out for a long weekend in a neighboring area of Rhode Island, our tips for preparing your Independence Place apartment will come in handy. (more…)

1
May 17

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

With summer rapidly approaching the Independence Place Blog challenges members of our apartment community to do some reading this summer, and we have some suggestions.This is not simply a list of books we are recommending; rather, we are recommending a variety of genres to choose books from. (However, last September we did recommend some specific books for Read a Book Day, and you can visit the post and check those out here.) (more…)

3
Apr 17

Escape the Room Games in RI

Escape the Room Games in RI

Welcome to the Independence Place Blog! Today we have a post about one of the newer trends that is taking the country by storm — Escape the Room games — have become a thing, including venues in Rhode Island. What are they? They’re team games where a group of people is locked in a room and have to solve puzzles and hunt down clues in order to escape within the time limit (usually about 60 minutes). They’re sometimes described as the ultimate team-building experience. This video explains it all better than we can (it specifically refers to a room escape game in Seattle, but the principles apply to all escape room activities). (more…)

6
Mar 17

Welcome to Spring Cleaning

Welcome to Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and the longer, warmer days means we quit hibernating in our Independence Place apartments, right? And, if our hibernation is over, maybe it’s time to do a bit of spring cleaning before the very busy summer season is upon us. Today we have some tips for spring cleaning to help you get started. (more…)

6
Feb 17

Movie Night at Independence Place

Movie Night at Independence Place

Movie night at Independence Place can be an awesome way to send several evenings this month, either with your roommates, family, a group of friends, or your sweetheart. We’ve got some ideas about movies to watch for Valentine’s Day (or all month, for that matter), but first, some tips for pulling off a successful movie night in your apartment.

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