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WaterFire 2021 back on, as city, state announce funding

PROVIDENCE – Plans to bring WaterFire back for a shortened 2021 season are back on the table after the Providence City Council announced funding...
LIGHTING THE LAMP: Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director of WaterFire Providence, lights a luminaria as part of the “Beacon of Hope” display at the WaterFire Arts Center to honor those 
who lost their lives due 
to COVID-19. / COURTESY WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE/ELAINE FREDRICK

KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE: WaterFire, other arts groups key to R.I....

WaterFire Providence entered 2020 with big plans. The nonprofit arts organization was preparing to mark the 25th anniversary since the first fires were lit on...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Rosa Parks House Project endures

At one point, it looked like the Providence tenure of the Rosa Parks House Project would be over before the public ever got the...
SOLE SURVIVOR: Tracy Hartman is the CEO of Yawgoo Valley, the only ski park still in operation in Rhode Island. The business has remained viable by diversifying its offerings, adding a water park in 1991 and a snow-tubing hill in 1995. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Yes, winter is challenging, but should it prevent R.I. from attracting...

Originally established as a ski park in Exeter in 1965, ­Yawgoo Valley celebrates all that the Ocean State has to offer tourists and locals...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
FLEXIBLE DOLLARS: David Caprio, president of Children’s Friend, a nonprofit social service and education agency in Providence, speaks to the kids at Friendship Center. Caprio says although individual and corporate donations make up less than 10 percent of the nonprofit’s budget, those are its most flexible dollars. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofits wary of tax law’s impact on giving

For nonprofits that solicit individual and corporate donations, one of the potential pitfalls of the new federal tax law is the doubling of the...
INTRACITY GEEKS AND CAREERDEVS co-founder Arnell Milhouse announced many new initiatives from the code focused companies in an interview with PBN's Kaylen Auer.

IntraCity Geeks and CareerDevs offer new iniatives, partnerships

PROVIDENCE – IntraCity Geeks, the computer science education nonprofit founded by tech guru and entrepreneur Arnell Milhouse, has partnered with WaterFire Providence to expand...

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