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Bishop Feehan High School

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Attleboro Elks Celebrate Feehan Students During “Elk’s National Youth Week”

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 From left, Katherine Franklin, Feehan principal Sean Kane, and Jackson Perry.

The Attleboro Lodge of Elks honored Bishop Feehan High School seniors Katherine Franklin of Franklin and Jackson Perry of Cumberland for their academic achievements and active community life during “Elks National Youth Week.” 

According to the announcement from the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, the students will be recognized as “outstanding young people of our community who will become our future leaders” at an awards presentation dinner on May 7, 2015. 

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Providence Children’s Museum

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Imagination Playground


Weekly Activities at Providence Children’s Museum
April 5 – 12

NOW OPEN! Water Ways, an imaginative new water play environment
This dynamic exhibit invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully explore the swirling, whirling ways of water.  Transform billowing mist and water domes, send objects spiraling and twisting through vortexes, investigate and sculpt ice, form fountains that funnel the flow of mist, and much more!

Sunday, April 5  •  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sculpt, build and artfully arrange an array of recycled materials – caps, tubes and other reclaimed treasures – in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s open-ended art and science exploration space.

Puzzle Works
Monday, April 6  •  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Take on creative challenges with a colorful assortment of shape and patterning puzzles in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space.  Try your hand at geometric, mosaic, wooden and magnetic puzzles that involve shape sequencing and sorting and have multiple solutions.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Play and Learn: Let’s Move!
Tuesday, April 7  •  10:00 AM – Noon
Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially for 2- to 4-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home.  This week, preschoolers get active and move to the rhythm of a story.
Providence Children’s Museum offers activities that promote physical play and activity as part of the national Let’s Move! initiative for children’s healthy development.

Puzzle Works
Wednesday, April 8 & Thursday, April 9  •  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Take on creative challenges with a colorful assortment of shape and patterning puzzles in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space.  Try your hand at geometric, mosaic, wooden and magnetic puzzles that involve shape sequencing and sorting and have multiple solutions.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Toddler Try-It: Puzzle Play
Friday, April 10  •  10:00 AM – Noon
Young children, ages 18 months to 3 years, use real tools and explore the creative process as they delve into different hands-on art and science activities each Friday morning.  This week, toddlers put together and take apart a variety of shape and patterning puzzles.  Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Imagination Playground
Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12  •  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.  Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, kids construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! 
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.


for a full calendar of events.

Providence Children’s Museum – play is powerful!

The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District.  September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM.  April through August, open 7 days.  Programs are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.  Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit

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Cranston Safety Awareness Day

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Cranston Safety Awareness Day

Saturday April 11, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cranston Public Library

140 Sockanosset Cross Roads

Cranston 943-9080

 Presentations by:

 Cranston Police Department

Car Seat Inspections will be available

Cranston Fire Department

 Brain Injury Association of RI

 Cranston Public Library

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Sponsored by


Cranston Community Women’s Club

 Free & Open to the Public

Refreshments Served

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Report: Commonwealth Offers College Grads Best Odds Of Landing A Job

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

By Mike Clifford – Commonwealth News Service


Massachusetts comes out tops in the nation in a new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report on states where college graduates have the best odds of landing a job. Photo credit: Mike Clifford.

BOSTON – A new report finds you can’t beat Massachusetts if you’re a college graduate looking for a state with the best odds of landing a job.

The report from the Georgetown Center on Education and Workforce crunched data from millions of online job postings nationwide.

Report author Tony Carnevale, the center’s director, says local employers have a high need for college level skills to help them compete in the new growth economy and on the information superhighway.

“Massachusetts really is the Mecca for the new economy, because it mixes the technical and the new highway service functions in the most robust way of any other state,” he points out.

Carnevale notes that 63 percent of the job postings in Massachusetts require a college degree – that’s the most of any state in the report. Delaware and Washington state round out the top three states that offer the best odds of landing a job for college graduates.

Carnevale uses the analogy of an iPad to explain what’s happening in the job market. He explains only a fraction of its value comes from manufacturing it – most of the value comes from related services, from design to marketing, to creating apps. He says states that offer the best job prospects for college grads work the same way.

“A mix of technical, managerial and professional jobs, which are very characteristic of growth economies now,” he explains. “That is, it’s not just about making the computer – it’s about all the services and the lawyers and the designers that go with it.”

Carnevale adds the texture of what employers are looking for is changing. While a degree is still important, employers want it to relate to the job they are offering.

“They’re much more focused on specialization and degree specialization,” he says. “They care what you majored in in college, as much as they care whether or not you went.”

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April 19th North Attleborough Historical Society Meeting

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The North Attleborough Historical Society will hold its next meeting on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 PM at the Little Red Schoolhouse.  The Society invites you to join them for a talk by Society member and former North Attleboro Junior High art teacher Betsy Friend: “Early American Portrait Painting 1775 – 1890″.  Betsy will discuss the colonial limners and how their portraits reveal much more than a simple likeness of their subjects.

The meeting takes place in the Little Red Schoolhouse next door to the Woodcock Garrison House at 362 North Washington Street in North Attleborough.  Refreshments will be served following the presentation and a plant donated by Brigg’s Nursery will be raffled.  This meeting is free and open to the public.

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RIPBS: An Evening Uncorked

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7 p.m

On Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7 p.m., Rhode Island PBS hosts its annual food and wine tasting event, An Evening Uncorked! Chefs from 11 area restaurants prepare gourmet small bites. Wine tasting is courtesy of carefully chosen bottles from private cellars, as well as domestic and international vineyards donated by top local purveyors.

 A feast for all the senses, guests are invited to explore the tastes, aromas, colors and sounds of this appetizing “foodie” adventure, with wine tasting for the novice, the enthusiast, and connoisseur. Where else can one sample foods from these great chefs all under one roof?

This year’s small bites will be prepared by The Capital Grille, Chapel Grille, David Burke Prime Steakhouse, The Dorrance, Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Just Ellen’s Inc., Luigi’s Restaurant and Gourmet Express, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Pot Au Feu, and desserts by Sin.

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Rhode Island PBS is pleased to welcome celebrity guest Chef Nick Stellino of Cooking with Friends  (seen Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WSBE Learn). Raised in Palermo, Italy, Nick Stellino emigrated to the United States as a teen and grew up to become a successful Wall Street stock broker. But when he found his passion in another kind of market, he traded in his Wall Street stocks for soup stocks, and has shared his passion for cooking great food with public television audiences ever since. That was 20 years ago. Today, Nick Stellino has several television series to his credit, along with 10 published cookbooks. His cooking shows are seen on public television stations across the United States and are syndicated throughout Latin America.

An Evening Uncorked! also boasts silent and live auctions of select boutique, cult, and collectible wines, gifts, and novel dining and travel experiences. An Evening Uncorked! will be held at the spacious Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street, in downtown Pawtucket, RI, near Pawtucket City Hall. Tickets are $85 per person and must be 

purchased in advance

Proceeds benefit WSBE Rhode Island PBS. For more information, please 

visit our Web site

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Raimondo Highlights Details Of Proposed School Building Authority

March 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Officials Join Raimondo at Pell School in Newport

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today highlighted the details of her proposed School Building Authority, which will put people back to work modernizing Rhode Island schools so that our students are learning in safe, clean, warm, and dry facilities.

 “We need to put people back to work, and our children need modern schools, so we’re making it a priority to invest in school construction,” Governor Raimondo said. “These investments will help spark an economic recovery and strengthen our state now and in the long term.”

“As a former elementary school teacher who worked in a crumbling school building, I know the impact it has on students, teachers and the entire community,” General Treasurer Magaziner said. “I am proud to be working with the Governor and Senate President on a plan to fix our schools with smart financing that will also put people back to work and boost Rhode Island’s economy.”

 “I applaud Governor Raimondo for placing a priority on ending the moratorium and funding construction of modern schools,” said Senate President Paiva Weed. “This has been a priority for the Senate. The Pell School is an example of how schools can be designed to incorporate technology and efficiency.”

“We are very glad to host Governor Raimondo in Newport today to showcase the Pell School,” said Mayor Napolitano. “I’m confident that a School Building Authority will help create more quality learning environments like this one.”

 The Governor’s proposal increases Rhode Island’s school construction appropriation to $90 million this year, and commits to appropriate $80 million annually thereafter. This will create more fiscal stability and enable the state to make smarter decisions about where to invest resources each year to tackle the most critical projects. The Governor also called for the creation of a Capital Fund, an additional financing mechanism to help communities gain access to capital, seeded with $20 million from the proposed debt restructuring.

 The plan will begin with an honest, independent and professional school facility assessment, and will create baseline adequacy standards for all Rhode Island schools.

The average age of school facilities in Rhode Island is 60 years old, and major equity gaps persist across the state – even within districts. The Governor’s proposed School Building Authority office within RIDE will create a partnership with cities and towns and a dialogue to prioritize and address our most critical renovation needs.

 Governor Raimondo was joined at the Pell School by state, local and school officials including Treasurer Magaziner, Senate President Paiva Weed, and Mayor Napolitano.

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Pawtucket: A City in Focus

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

City of Pawtucket Announces 17th Annual Photo Contest

Pawtucket:  A City in Focus

Theme:  “Pawtucket:  A Different Perspective”

Deadline for entry:  August 1, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Grab your cameras and compose that picture!  The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence announce the 17h Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest.  The twelve winning photos, to be selected by a panel of local professional photographers, will illustrate the City of Pawtucket 2016 City Calendar.

This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must have been taken in Pawtucket. This year’s contest theme is “Pawtucket:  A Different Perspective”.

Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and have been taken within the past year. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest.  Only one entry per contestant will be accepted and must be submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black and white. Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction.

Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”.  All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in the month of September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a$75.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket 2016 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted beginning May 1, at which time applications will be available at various locations or downloadable on-line.  Deadline for Entry:  August 1.  For further information, please call (401) 273-5367.

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3rd Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

3rd Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt – Free for all kids

 Mount Hope Farmers Market, 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI

 Saturday, April 4th, 11:00am.

A Bristol egg hunt

Help us welcome back spring and celebrate growth & renewal at the Farmers Market with our Kids Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!

This year especially, spring needs a hearty welcome and some active encouragement–we’ll be doing that at the Mount Hope Farmers Market Saturday, April 4th, at 11:00 with our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!

There will be candy eggs hidden around the barnyard, plus clues directing little ones to different market vendor stalls to redeem for more treats. Free and open to the public, B.Y.O.B.–Bring Your Own Basket!

A Bristol easter kennedy confections
Special Easter items will be available from many of the vendors–come stock up and join your farmers, friends & neighbors as together we ring in spring!

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Second Annual Do-Over-Day

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

First Gentleman Andy Moffit To Join Hospitality Leaders in Supporting Local Businesses Through
Second Annual Do-Over-Day

Monday, March 30, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the harsh winter draws to a close, Rhode Island’s First Gentleman Andy Moffit will join with Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Martha Sheridan and Rhode Island Hospitality Association President & CEO Dale Venturini to announce the second annual Do-Over-Day, which will take place on Saturday, April 18.

 Do-Over-Day is a marketing initiative that asks visitors to simply “do over” any plans that were ruined by inclement weather this winter. Special discounts, promotions and offers surrounding the initiative are currently being compiled and promoted on a web clearinghouse

 Date:     Monday, March 30, 2015

Time:     2 p.m.

Place:     Café Nuovo

One Citizens Plaza

Providence, RI 02903

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