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WaterFire returning with full schedule

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire will return to a full schedule of lightings for its 2022 season, the event's organizers announced on Wednesday. The 2022 season includes...

PVDFest staging a downtown comeback in June 2022

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest, the annual citywide arts celebration, is planning for a full comeback to the city's downtown in June. PVDFest has been significantly modified...
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Barnaby Evans

In a typical year, WaterFire Providence attracts between 60,000 and 100,000 for each river lighting in the capital city. Visitors fill local restaurants and...

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association seeks WaterFire sponsorship assistance

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association has been selected to sponsor WaterFire, including a VIP gala on Oct. 27 at Skyline in Providence. “Many...

WaterFire commemorates new season with lighting of braziers

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire will once again see the lighting of its braziers, after being dark for the first time in its 25-year history during...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2021

1. SBA to release names, funding amounts for second round PPP POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 10. Recipients who received their share of the $1 billion...
ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS interact at a past Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Thursday that the convention center, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated to reopen in August. / COURTESY NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION

Adamo: August Convention Center reopening will give state a boost

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday announced that the R.I. Convention Center can reopen for business in August, about 17 months after it...
SAFETY FIRST: Mark Dunbar, general manager of the Providence Place mall in Providence, says safety is the mall’s No. 1 priority and touts a 24/7 camera system and a cellphone app that lets mall-goers communicate with security. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

FIGHTING FEARS: Deserved or not, safety worries an obstacle to downtown...

As a downtown Providence business owner, Guido Silvestri is no stranger to petty crime. There has been occasional shoplifting, vandalism and even a brick thrown...
UNIQUE RIDE: Matthew Haynes, owner of La Gondola Providence Inc., loves to share his knowledge of and passion for Venice and Venetian culture and history with his passengers while guiding them along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

La Gondola Providence adds Venetian flavor

Matthew Haynes does not have a drop of Italian in his blood. But that hasn’t deterred him from donning the persona of a Venetian...
Kristen Adamo joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2005. She served as vice president of marketing and communications before being named CEO and president in 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of patience

Kristen Adamo | Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president Patience is a virtue but it has never been one of mine. I...
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