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Saturday, November 17, 2018
HERITAGE TOURISM highlights what is distinctive about a place; examples include historical sites such as the Wilbur Kelly House in Lincoln, above. /

Creating ‘places,’ not tourist traps

As a tourism industry leader, Robert Billington should be concerned about attracting visitors and their dollars to his region in northern Rhode Island. But...
REBUILDING TOGETHER, a national nonprofit that helps improve the lives and homes of low-income homeowners, was collecting material recently for a trip to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donating was Melissa Dwinnell, who works for Rhode Island Housing. /

All for a good cause

STEPHEN LANE, co-founder and CEO of the Providence-based Item Group, speaks at BIF’s third annual Collaborative Innovation Summit, held Oct. 10 and 11 at Trinity Repertory Company. /

BIF fosters connections across fields, industries

M.J. Kaplan, a consultant who works with RI Housing Works, got a commitment from the nationally hailed “green” architect Chris Benedict to come to...
GETTING OUT: U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (with Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline) hopes a bill he introduced in Congress will help get more children out of the classroom to learn about nature. /

Environmental groups pin hopes on Reed bill

Lawrence Taft, executive director of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, first noticed a problem back in 2003. That’s when schools, straining under skyrocketing...
LAURA ADAMS, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, combines the perspective of a nurse with the business savvy of former mentor W. Edwards Deming. /

Spreading the quality gospel across R.I., the nation

This is the fourth in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the area’s most...

Preserve R.I. issues call for grant applicants

PROVIDENCE – Preserve Rhode Island, the statewide historic preservation education and advocacy group, says the deadline is nearing for “mini-grants” to aid local historic...

BSMG golf event yields $70K for Amos House

More than 130 financial service professionals participated in the fifth annual Brokers’ Service Marketing Group charity golf tournament to raise money for and awareness...
FROM LEFT, Peggy LaVin, vice president of S/L/A/M; Kevin Herrick, principal; scholarship winners Brian Fontaine, Katelyn Chapin and Andrew Cabana; Janet Zwolinski, assistant architecture dean, and Stephen White, dean. /

RWU alumnus helps start architecture scholarship

Roger Williams University’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation has teamed up with local architecture firm S/L/A/M Collaborative to create a scholarship program...
‘One-third of the households served by the Food Bank have one or more working adults.’ /

Food Bank seeks to make offerings more nutritious

Lisa Roth Blackman has been named senior director of development and communications at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. She is returning to the...
MUSIC AND ART LOVERS gathered in the main gallery of the RISD Museum on Oct. 12 for the premiere of "Music Fridays," a new monthly cocktail hour designed to bring new audiences into the museum. The first event featured Flamenco-Afro-Cuban groove music by the band Experience and food by Waterplace restaurant. /

Music in the museum

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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick