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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...

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...
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. The 42nd annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Philanthropy Calendar, July 27, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
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. The 42nd annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Philanthropy Calendar, July 20, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
IN THE SWING: An 18-hole golf course is one of many outdoor amenities offered for corporate outings and retreats by The Preserve at Boulder Hills in Richmond. Other activities include tennis, indoor shooting and sporting clay events, and scavenger hunts.
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Outdoors a draw for summer outings

The state’s array of outdoor amenities gives businesses a host of options beyond the stereotypical hotel ballroom for summer team-building getaways and other staff...
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