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PASSING IT ON: Ben Giguere, left, founder of Gather LLC, on Atwells Avenue in Providence, shows Jairus Burdick how to make a drinking glass. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Glass blowing for masses

Growing up in New Hampshire and Vermont, Ben Giguere, founder of Gather LLC, a Providence glass blowing studio-cum-community center, drew inspiration for his future...
EXCESS FOOD: Eva Agudelo launched Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island in February, a nonprofit that works with farms and food-service organizations to identify excess food and transport it to organizations that serve it to those in need.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hope’s Harvest promotes equality with food

Eva Agudelo’s childhood was one marked by food ­insecurity.“There were times would skip meals, so I had enough money to eat. That’s a...
A RED PANDA enjoys the snowy weather in a past winter scene from the Roger Williams Park Zoo./ PHOTO COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO

Free admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo Black Friday

PROVIDENCE - The Roger Williams Park Zoo will offer free admission on Friday, Nov. 24 according to a statement by the nonprofit organization Thursday.“The...
SWIM PREPARATION: Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge  from Newport to Jamestown. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Fundraising costs, benefits go beyond money for nonprofits

Once every year Narragansett Bay, from Naval Station Newport to Jamestown’s Potter Cove, is flooded with 700 swimmers and kayakers dedicated to improving and...
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