Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sad news straight outta Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. July 29, 2012 (AP)
Gray’s Store in Adamsville village brought in customers for years with its old-fashioned marble soda fountain, cigar and tobacco cases, and Rhode Island johnny cakes.

The 224-year-old business may be the oldest operating general store in America, although others have staked similar claims. The Rhode Island store near the Massachusetts line opened in 1788. Now owners say this year is its last.

Gray’s is set to close Sunday afternoon.

Owner Jonah Waite inherited the shop after his father died of cancer last month. He said Saturday it was a hard decision to close the store and leave behind all the history, but the shop’s finances aren’t sustainable and a supermarket down the street has siphoned away business.

Waite, 21, who will be a senior at the University of Hartford in Connecticut in the fall, also is consumed with pursuing a career in sports journalism.

“Obviously, I understand the historical aspect of it, and I would really love to keep it the way it is, but it doesn’t seem to me that that’s the most feasible option,” Waite said. “With the economy … the place has lost its attraction, lost its luster.”

Sad news in Little Compton (not to be confused with Compton of NWA fame).

My family has gone to Gray’s for ice cream for years. What a bummer. Adamsville is kind of part of Little Compton. For those who don’t know Little Compton, it’s a haven for preps who have 2nd homes. Is it really prep? Put it this way: one of my classmates has a house there and his name is Ned Teddy. It looks like the end of the line for Gray’s. Too bad!

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God Forgives I Don’t


Rick Ross’ God Forgives I Don’t is set to drop in a couple of days, but here at Twines & Vines we’re already bumping Teflon Don’s fifth studio album. (Thanks to our Palm Beach & Miami hookup.) Highlights include Pirates, 3 Kings and Diced Pineapples. Features include MMG’s own Meek Mill, Wale and Stalley, Andre 3000, Hov, Dre, John Legend, Drake amongst others. I must admit, GFID strays from Ross’ traditional bangers in favor of some jazz infused smoother tracks including production by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. This isn’t to say there aren’t bangers, but be warned you are in for a surprise. All in all this will be the soundtrack of August. Since the album has not been officially released, I cannot link to the songs, but I recommend downloading when it’s released on July 31st.

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The Confessions of trueprep

Dear Readers,

I have a confession. I was trifling through my things getting ready to leave my house for a day trip and came to the realization that I have a serious problem. It’s called monogramitis. This terrible disease is basically the need to monogram everything one owns. From pillow cases to gym shorts to my backpack, I have my initials on practically everything. Not only is monogramitis a personal issue, but it is infectious and has caused many of my friends to start down its dangerous path. It has proven quite difficult for me not to adore things that are specifically mine and cannot be mistaken for anyone else’s so I have decided that, despite how risky this is, I need to share my love of monogrammed items with all of you. I have found Converse shoes, iPhone cases, virtually indestructible “Roadie” cups, and rain boots that can be monogrammed to your liking. (By the way, Vineyard Vines also has phone cases that make me happier than a five-year-old in Disney World.) If monogrammed things aren’t for you, that’s fine too. I discovered some classy knit bow ties to keep you/your guy’s preppy neck warm for the fall and winter and some tacky shorts to watch the London Olympics in. Enjoy!

Send in pictures of your favorite monogrammed item to the Twines & Vines Twitter page and you may be featured on our Instagram!

<3 Stay Preppy


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Don’t shoot the Goat Man

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has been identified as a hunter preparing for a Canadian archery season.

After a hiker spotted the so-called goat man on July 15 in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, wildlife officials said they wanted to talk to the person to be certain he was aware of the dangers as hunting season approaches.

They speculated he might have been an extreme wildlife enthusiast who just wanted to get as close as possible to the goats. A few days after the spotting, state wildlife authorities received an anonymous call from an “agitated man” who simply said, “Leave goat man alone. He’s done nothing wrong.”

This week, however, the mystery was solved.

Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said he received a call Monday from a 57-year-old Southern California hunter who explained he was merely trying out his goat suit in preparation for a mountain goat hunt in Canada next year.

What does this have to do with prep life or prep schools? Nothing at all, except that it made me think of this scene from “Dinner for Schmucks” with Middlesex School grad Steve Carell.

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Brett Favre to begin his new, exciting career as an assistant coach at a Mississippi prep school

By David Brandt, AP Sports Writer

Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school coach in Mississippi.

His agent, Bus Cook, told The Associated Press Friday that Favre will work at Oak Grove High School this fall “to help out in some capacity, but I’m not sure exactly what his role will be.”

The school is near the former NFL quarterback’s home in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald reported that Favre, 42, is expected to be the offensive coordinator. Oak Grove head coach Nevil Barr told the AP he has talked about a possible role for Favre on the coaching staff, though a job title hasn’t been defined. Favre has helped at Oak Grove in an unofficial capacity in previous years

I can totally see his Q & A session going down just like Kenny P’s.

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Cruisin’ Music

Here’s one of those summer songs you can cruise to all day with the windows down. This came off the DJ White Owl pt. 203 mixtape.  Worth a listen, check it out. Sorry I couldn’t get it on youtube or soundcloud but this’ll have to do. Enjoy!

BIG K.R.I.T & 1982 – TURN IT UP

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Stubbs Preview


Finally got my first pair of Stubbs & Wootton slippers. I haven’t worn them too much yet, but in good time I will publish a review. I already have a strong sense that these will be the shoes of August along the shorelines of the Cape where I call home. Keep an eye open for a review of these beauts!

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Up and Coming: Peep This!

A friend of mine tipped me off to this kid TRAMA. He’s 17 and is absolutely killin’ it.  Check this video, unreal. His debut mixtape comes out in August and you know I’ll keep you posted about it.  Spread the word this kid could be huge one day! Here’s the shortlink to the download:



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Mystery Mac Miller

Here’s a song I stumbled across from Mac that has no apparent origin. I’m pretty confident that it’s off of SOUR HOUR but it seems to be a bit of a floater.  Regardless, you can hear it here on Soundcloud and it’s definitely one of those late night songs to cruise to with the boys, headin’ to sleep type of song.  I’m diggin’ it, are you?

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Milton Academy grad lands D1 ice hockey head coaching spot

Longtime assistant college hockey coach John Micheletto Monday was named head coach at the University of Massachusetts, succeeding Don “Toot” Cahoon.

Micheletto joins the Minutemen after spending the last nine years at the University of Vermont, the last six as associate head coach. He previously served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and Union College.

“I am humbled to be the 13th head coach at the University of Massachusetts,’’ said Micheletto, a Chicago native who graduated from Milton Academy in 1984. “When I first started coaching in 1991, I never fathomed that my first head coaching job would come at such a highly regarded hockey program as UMass.”

Another in a long line of M/A hockey success stories. The article doesn’t say it, but Micheletto played his college hockey at Dartmouth. It is great that Coach Micheletto was able to land a D1 coaching gig, but it is probably going to be hard to attract the best players in the ISL or Founders League to UMass when the Ivies, NESCAC schools, UVM and BC are available to preps.

Yes, BU. I see you out there. Let me know when you finally beat Boston College.

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