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Beloved Roger Williams Park Zoo giraffe dies

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Park Zoo has lost a towering figure in both size and significance. The zoo in a Facebook post on Thursday announced...
STACEY JOHNSON has been named the new executive director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Roger Williams Park Zoo taps Johnson as new executive director

PROVIDENCE – The former director of conservation science operations for the San Diego Zoo is heading east to lead Rhode Island’s largest zoo. Stacey Johnson,...
DR. JEREMY GOODMAN is leaving Roger Williams Zoo as its executive director. He will become the next CEO and president of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS ZOO

Roger Williams Park Zoo executive director leaving R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Park Zoo is now searching for a new executive director. The zoo announced Thursday that Dr. Jeremy Goodman, who has served...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $481,000 in grants to 26 local animal-welfare programs. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $481K in grants to animal-welfare programs

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday it has awarded $481,000 in grants to 26 local animal-welfare programs organized by nonprofits and municipalities. The...

Five Questions With: Jeanine Silversmith

Jeanine Silversmith is the executive director of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association. The Providence-based nonprofit is a collaborative network of organizations and professionals...
THE CHAMPLIN FOUNDATION awarded 188 Rhode Island-based nonprofits more than $18 million in grants to support critical needs for the community.

Champlin Foundation awards $18M in grants to 188 R.I.-based organizations

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded 188 Rhode Island-based nonprofits a combined $18 million in grants to support critical...

PVDFest launches virtual scavenger hunt to replace in-person art festival

PROVIDENCE – Providence's signature art festival has historically drawn locals and visitors to the Creative Capital each summer, where Downtown is transformed into an...
BOWLING FOR RHINOS: The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will hold the sixth annual Bowling For Rhinos fundraiser on July 27 at AMF Cranston Lanes in Cranston.
 / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Editor’s Choice: Bowling for Rhinos to raise funds for wildlife conservancy

EDITOR’S CHOICE Bowling for Rhinos to raise funds for wildlife conservancy THE ROGER WILLIAMS Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc....
SWIM CHALLENGE: Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim get ready to traverse their course from Newport to Jamestown. The 43rd annual installment of the swim will be held July 27.
 / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY INC.

Editor’s Choice: Save The Bay Swim celebrates 43 years

EDITOR’S CHOICE Save The Bay Swim celebrates 43 years SAVE THE BAY INC. will hold its 43rd annual swim, the organization’s largest fundraiser. The 1.7-nautical-mile,...

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