Walking Tour: African Americans on College Hill – with Ray Rickman

College hill - the history of college hill.

Join Ray Rickman on Saturday, October 1st at 9am for a guided tour of Providence’s oldest neighborhood and the African Americans who lived their varied lives there. Many left an indelible mark on not only the state, but the world, including opera diva Sissieretta Jones, landscape artist Edward M. Bannister, and Harlem Renaissance author, Randolph…

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Pawtucket named one of 18 US cities to partner with DoorDash to combat hunger

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At the White House first conference on hunger in over 50 years, a partnership between DoorDash and the city of Pawtucket, as well as 17 other cities in the United States, was announced to support local food banks, food pantries, and other community organizations through delivery, technology, data, and gift cards to serve vulnerable populations…

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Three Bean Chili – Alison Mountford

A bowl of chili with bread and avocado.

By Chef Alison Mountford ACTIVE TIME – 15 TOTAL TIME – 30 SERVES 4 QUICK TIPS – When I was a personal chef this simple and addicting chili was on heavy rotation for the “Freezer Meal” for my clients. It’s packed full of veggies but also is conveniently made with canned beans and tomatoes. Double…

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Community invited to RI Slave History Medallion installation, Sunday, in Barrington

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Community invited to RI Slave History Medallion installation ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 2 The local community is invited to a special Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony on Sunday, October 2 at 2 pm, at Barrington Public Library.  History students and graphic design students will present the work they did for the Town of Barrington’s slave…

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Ron & Jen’s Great Escape, 9-28-2022 – Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien

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by Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien, commentary AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME With less than six weeks to go before the general election, you can expect a blitzkrieg  of  TV political ads… hard to imagine a bigger bombardment than what we’ve already suffered through.  Public matching funds have opened to stuff even more…

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RI Weather for September 28, 2022 – John Donnelly

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by John Donnelly, meteorologist High pressure remains in place off of the southern New England coast keeping us in the clear, save some scattered afternoon clouds as a weak cold front sneaks through the area. The frontal passage will mean a wind shift and nearly nothing more, just the aforementioned clouds. Morning lows will bottom…

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ART! Providence College Galleries

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PCG recently launched the fourth court as part of its My HomeCourt initiative in partnership with PC alums and various community groups. This year’s court is designed by local artist Lois Harada, who was inspired by the purpose of the park itself. Her bold design includes big texts and bright colors that say LET’S PLAY…

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It’s Sour Grapes time! – Tim Jones

A comic strip with a teddy bear and grapes.

by Timothy Jones, cartoonist MEET TIM JONES! Tim will be making a guest artist appearance at the Athol, MA Town Hall for “Comic Book Fest:, this Saturday from 10-3. ___ Tim Jones is the creator, artist and writer of the widely popular, self-syndicated comic strip, “Sour Grapes” – a comic about “Aesop”, a miserable flying…

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Providence expands internet access; adds free WiFi at 11 city parks

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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council President John J. Igliozzi, and Providence Parks Department Superintendent Wendy Nilsson today launched the WiFi in the Parks Program, expanding free, high-quality internet access to eleven municipal parks, citywide, using Providence American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.  “Access to the internet can be critical for succeeding in school,…

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In the news… updates for 9/27/2022

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RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY The Herreshoff Marine Museum will receive $413,709 from the National Park Service for preservation of the General Burnside Building, once a factory for rifles during the Civil War and later a machine shop for torpedo boats and luxury sailing vessels. $750 federal grant to combat veterans’ suicide has come to RI…

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