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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.

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.

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.

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.  

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...

5 R.I. nonprofits awarded $128K to protect against terrorist attacks

PROVIDENCE – Five nonprofits in Rhode Island were awarded a total of $128,000 in federal grants through the fiscal 2018 Department of Homeland Security’s...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. released four new 10-second ad spots from its "Fun-Sized" campaign, including a spot featuring the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, pictured above. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI releases 4 new “Fun-Sized” ads

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. released four new ads from the “Fun-Sized” tourism campaign Wednesday. The new 10-second ads feature The Breakers, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular...
ELSIE THE KOMODO DRAGON, a recent acquisition for the Roger Williams Park Zoo, graces the cover of the nonproft's 2017 annual report released Tuesday. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO

Expenses, support and new species outlined in RWP Zoo 2017 annual...

PROVIDENCE - In its 2017 Annual Report published Tuesday, the Roger Williams Park Zoo announced the nonprofit netted more than $10.1 million in support...

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