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Providence second-best town to visit in America, CNN says

PROVIDENCE – The state's capital city has been named the second-best town to visit in America by CNN.  The global cable news network based in...

2024 WaterFire season slated to begin May 11

PROVIDENCE – The upcoming WaterFire season will include six full lightings starting on June 1 and two partial lightings. The next WaterFire event, an annual...
Bruce Newbury

Mother of All Tailgates takes Gillette Stadium by storm at Army-Navy...

In this season of giving and goodwill, there is a food service organization doing good work. That work was highlighted at the Army-Navy college...
PVDFEST IS SHIFTING this year from being downtown to along the Providence River. While Mayor Brett P. Smiley's office is saying the changes are more to focus on the local arts community, local business owners say the location change and prohibition of block parties will hurt them economically. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Is change a good thing for PVDFest? Some say no

PROVIDENCE – A citywide event that normally brings the community together to welcome in the summer and celebrate local artists has now raised some...
A SPECIAL WATERFIRE event took place April 1 as part of the 2023 401Gives Day initiative. The weekend-long statewide nonprofit support event raised a record $3.5 million for more than 540 organizations. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND

401Gives Day event raises $3.5M, sets new records for fundraising

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest nonprofit fundraising initiative over the weekend set a new standard for raising money for local organizations. Now, it has...
THIS YEAR'S 401Gives Day will be a weekend affair starting Friday through April 3.

401Gives Day to be weekend affair this year, looks to raise...

PROVIDENCE – The largest single-day philanthropic event in Rhode Island will get a bit bigger this weekend, hopefully reaching more lofty goals in order...
TABLE TALK: Anika Kimble-Huntley, second from left, chief marketing officer at R.I. Commerce Corp., confers with her staff at the R.I. Commerce headquarters in Providence. The staff includes, from left, Mark Brodeur, director of international and domestic group sales; Lindsay Russell, deputy director of communications and stakeholder engagement; and Robin Erickson, domestic tourism and marketing operations director.
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ATTRACTION STRATEGY: R.I.’s chief tourism marketer setting plan to entice visitors...

With the start of the peak tourism season approaching, Anika Kimble-Huntley is eyeing the billions of ­dollars that potential visitors to Rhode Island could...

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...
Barnaby Evans

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...
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