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It sounds like the latest up-and-coming neighborhood in a real estate magazine, but SoNew is in fact the new moniker for southern New England coined by local tourism leaders hoping it will attract more visitors to the region. more
Now that the summer season has gotten under way, the search is on for outdoor tables with the best views. Restaurateurs, hosts and concierges all are fielding calls and emails daily from diners in search of restaurants located in scenic spots with picture views or that “table with the best view in the house.” more
At Twin River Casino in Lincoln, the first piece of a multiyear and multistate expansion of gambling in southern New England is almost complete. more
NEW BEDFORD – The Whaling Museum in New Bedford last week announced a $1.8 million gift that the museum says will allow it to construct a new building on its campus in addition to expanding educational programs, The Standard-Times reported. more
Visitors to Newport this weekend will find the historic harbor city’s Touro Park transformed into a Japanese cultural bazaar for the Black Ships Festival, which runs from July 18-21. The festival, which will mark its 30th anniversary this year, commemorates the first treaty between the United States and Japan and celebrates the friendship between Newport and its sister city, Shimoda, Japan. more
Before becoming involved with the Plainridge Racecourse harness track in Plainville, Mass., John Grogan’s game was investment banking. Grogan first met the president of Plainridge while working on a leveraged buyout and because of that relationship came out of retirement in 2009 to work as consultant for Plainridge. When Plainridge President Gary Piontkowski retired earlier this year, Grogan took over. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo raised more than $260,000 at its recent annual fundraising event, “Zoobilee! Feasts with the Beasts.” The funds, which were raised with the support of local businesses, sponsors, a committee of community leaders and about 1,300 guests, will support the zoo’s education and conservation programs next year. more
In the midst of the July heat wave, restaurants from Providence to Newport to Narragansett were reporting busy outdoor dining areas on decks and patios as well as in the air conditioned comfort of the dining room. But it is more than just the weather – dining out is entertainment. more
(Corrected, 11 a.m., July 29) On the heels of record-setting attendance in 2012, the Preservation Society of Newport County is seeing continuing improvement in 2013. more
Chefs, like other artists, are always looking for inspiration to create new tastes or interesting variations of signature dishes. Often after-hours or during off-peak times, a restaurant’s kitchen can resemble a laboratory with new ingredients awaiting just the right touch. more
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