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COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: A newly launched craft-brewing certificate program at Johnson & Wales University features two weeks of hands-on education at Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket. From left, Jack Streich, vice president, brewery operations, Isle Brewers Guild; Devin Kelly, co-founder and managing partner, Isle Brewers Guild; Ed Korry, department chair, beverage and dining services, Johnson & Wales; Jeremy Duffy co-founder and managing partner, Isle Brewers Guild; Jennifer Pereira, associate professor,  / Johnson & Wales.

Isle Brewers Guild partners with JWU to offer online craft-brewing certificate

For a time, every old industrial complex, barn, music hall or former train station was ripe for the picking, as the fervor for craft...
Bruce Newbury

Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...

Five Questions With: Oscar Chilabato

Patrick “Oscar” Chilabato, an associate professor at the Johnson & Wales University College of Business, grew up in Newport and attended Providence College, where...
AS OF DEC. 31, the Lady Project will "sunset" its operations after six years growing a 1,600-member following in 15 U.S. cities. Sierra Barter, pictured, spoke to the Providence Business News Thursday about the shuttering. / COURTESY SIERRA BARTER

Lady Project announces ‘sunset’ of operations by end of 2018

PROVIDENCE - In a letter sent to its constituency Thursday, women's economic development nonprofit and networking group The Lady Project announced it will "sunset,"...
LASTING LETTERPRESS: Dan Wood, owner and founder of the Dan Wood Rhode Island letterpress print shop, works with Lois Harada, shop manager, on the Polyman 50 automatic-fed cylinder letterpress at the shop’s headquarters in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ancient print process still impresses

For Dan Wood, owner of Dan Wood Rhode Island letter­press print shop, “anytime the linotype runs, that’s an achievement.”The 1994 Rhode Island School of...
HELPING HAND: Tammy Delfino, left, server, and ­Kaitlyn Roberts, owner of Easy Entertaining in Providence, prepare for an event. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Food a longtime, great unifier for Kaitlyn Roberts

Honoree | Kaitlyn Roberts, Easy Entertaining Inc.Kaitlyn Roberts’ love of cooking can be traced back to her childhood and her late grandfather.A school...
FRANCES MULLIGAN, a sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack at the SheHacks Boston competition in January. / COURTESY JWU

Five Questions With: Frances Mulligan

A sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, Frances Mulligan was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack...
Bruce Newbury

Perfect storm leads to lobster price hike

The price and availability of lobster, particularly lobster meat, is causing consternation among diners and restaurateurs nationwide.A combination of severe winter weather in March...
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