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More than 20 employees of Fidelity Investments spent a day last month helping more than two dozen Providence children learn about and build solar-powered cars. more
WaterFire plans to send its enchanting flames over the waterways of downtown Providence with 11 full lightings in 2013. At least that’s the schedule, the buildup to which was anything but typical this year due to added complexities of sequestration and public concern about security since the Boston Marathon bombing in April. more
In its inaugural Innovation Fellowships last year, The Rhode Island Foundation funded two projects with undeniable commercial potential built around growing retail and arts-centered startups. more
There are some things that don’t get better simply with time. more
For cash-strapped nonprofits, there are lots of ways it can pay to hold local races. more
It remains a year – and as much as $2.5 million in fundraising support – from being ready to set sail. But supporters say excitement is building around the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which will visit its future home in Newport in June, ahead of a July Fourth weekend fundraising event culminating with the state’s official educational sailing vessel being opened to the public for the first time. more
As homelessness and food insecurity have continued to rise in Rhode Island, so have the resources and determination of the Providence In-Town Churches Association under the leadership of Executive Director Diana Burdette. PICA serves the capital city’s homeless, poor and elderly in need of help through its food pantry, daily meal site and other outreach programs. more
When Nancy Ryan Gray was a doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University in 1983, she attended a research conference in New Hampshire with a crowd of scientists whose writings she had been studying avidly. The moment changed her life. more
A dispute between the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and the commission overseeing East Providence’s finances has inspired the submission of legislation that would permanently protect arts and cultural nonprofits’ tax-exempt status, something many of them are worried is in danger as cash-strapped municipalities look to levy property taxes on the organizations. more
The organizers of the annual BoldrDash race at Yawgoo Valley Ski and Sport took their show to Misquamicut Beach on May 18 and 19, with a 5-kilometer obstacle course that included tire runs, scalable walls and wading through the surf to raise money for nonprofit “Bring Back the Beach.” more
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