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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,...
CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST: Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation converse during last year’s breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will be held on June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick.
 / COURTESY PCC CONSTANCE BROWN

Editor’s Choice: Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to hold congressional breakfast

EDITOR’S CHOICE Greater Providence Chamber to hold congressional breakfast THE GREATER PROVIDENCE Chamber of Commerce will hold a congressional breakfast featuring Rhode Island’s congressional...

PBN on WJAR-TV, March 25, 2019

The nation’s third-oldest zoo has grand expansion plans. Can it raise the $60 million needed to get there? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
FEEDING TIME: Jennifer Warmbold, lead keeper of Africa at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, prepares to feed lettuce to some of the zoo’s Masai giraffes. The zoo is in phase one of a three-phase, 20-year master plan to renovate and expand the Providence attraction.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a zoo boost the economy?

Adults and kids stare, almost unblinking, at the sleek bodies of giant river otters gliding dreamily in figure eights through their tank. The human faces...

Five Questions With: Lou Perrotti

Lou Perrotti, director of conservation programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, is an experienced, broad-based conservationist and zoologist with more than 20...

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